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Paradox of Progress Part 2

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November 5, 2020
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Learn how to trust God even when the future feels uncertain.

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Paradox of Progress 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 than
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  • just a TV episode,
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  • it's an opportunity
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  • to connect with a growing
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  • community of believers,
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  • all over the world.
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  • It's as simple as joining us
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  • online each week for
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  • the live broadcast of
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  • 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 of
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  • people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - Change your approach
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  • - Change your approachand stop trying to grow
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  • and stop trying to growinto stuff that is glamorous
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  • into stuff that is glamorousand noticed by people.
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  • and noticed by people.Paul said,
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  • Paul said,"I wanna know Christ."
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  • "I wanna know Christ."That's one of those
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  • That's one of thoselittle phrases
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  • little phrasesthat I don't think
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  • that I don't thinkwe really know what it means.
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  • we really know what it means.It's like sort of.
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  • It's like sort of.I wanna know Christ.
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  • I wanna know Christ.You know what that means?
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  • You know what that means?Sort of.
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  • Sort of.I've heard it before.
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  • I've heard it before.It's like quoting Bible, right?
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  • It's like quoting Bible, right?Stop smoking stuff
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  • Stop smoking stufflike that.
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  • like that.Pray a lot.
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  • Pray a lot.Missions strips.
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  • Like, yeah...
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  • Like, yeah..."To know Him,"
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  • "To know Him,"Paul said, "I had to go
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  • Paul said, "I had to gointo partnership
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  • into partnershipwith His sufferings
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  • with His sufferingsto experience closeness."
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  • to experience closeness."And this is why Jesus
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  • And this is why Jesuswas forsaken by those
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  • was forsaken by thosethat He called,
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  • that He called,loved, shepherded, and taught,
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  • loved, shepherded, and taught,imparted into
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  • imparted intois because the closer you get,
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  • is because the closer you get,the further you feel.
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  • the further you feel.This is the paradox of progress
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  • This is the paradox of progressand this is why
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  • and this is whyyou are growing in your faith
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  • you are growing in your faithat the same time
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  • at the same timethat you're about
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  • that you're aboutto give up on it
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  • to give up on itbecause it's a paradox
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  • because it's a paradoxof progress.
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  • of progress.The closer Jesus
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  • The closer Jesusgot to the cross,
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  • got to the cross,the more confused
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  • the more confusedHis disciples became.
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  • His disciples became.And sometimes the closer
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  • And sometimes the closeryou get to God
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  • you get to Godand the more you walk
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  • and the more you walkin His ways,
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  • in His ways,the more questions
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  • the more questionsyou will have as you give up
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  • you will have as you give upon the answers
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  • on the answersthat were simple for one stage.
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  • that were simple for one stage.But the closer you get,
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  • But the closer you get,the more mature you become,
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  • the more mature you become,the more progress you make,
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  • the more progress you make,you find that the answers
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  • you find that the answersdon't come so easy.
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  • don't come so easy.You're no longer content
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  • You're no longer contentwith clichés
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  • with clichésbecause you wanna know Him.
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  • because you wanna know Him.You wanna know
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  • You wanna knowwho He really is.
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  • who He really is.Now they loved Him
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  • Now they loved Himon Palm Sunday.
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  • on Palm Sunday.Remember?
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  • Remember?They put those
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  • They put thosepalm branches down.
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  • palm branches down.I don't even know
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  • I don't even knowwhere they got it
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  • where they got itfrom because that was from
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  • from because that was fromthe other festival.
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  • the other festival.They didn't even use
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  • They didn't even usethose at Passover.
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  • those at Passover.But whether or not
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  • But whether or notit's two different accounts
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  • it's two different accountsmerged together,
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  • merged together,we'll never know.
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  • we'll never know.They put the palm branches down
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  • They put the palm branches downin this passage
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  • in this passagein all of the Gospels
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  • in all of the Gospelsthat recorded
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  • that recordedand they were like
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  • and they were likein a loud voice,
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  • in a loud voice,"Hosanna.
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  • "Hosanna.Hosanna.
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  • Hosanna.Blessed is He who comes
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  • Blessed is He who comesin the name of the Lord.
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  • in the name of the Lord.Hosanna."
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  • Hosanna."Here's what's weird
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  • Here's what's weirdabout it.
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  • about it.The Pharisees are like,
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  • The Pharisees are like,"Shut 'em up."
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  • "Shut 'em up."Jesus is like, "I can't.
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  • Jesus is like, "I can't.If they stop, the rocks
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  • If they stop, the rockswill start shouting
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  • will start shoutingbecause who I am creates praise.
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  • because who I am creates praise.Who I am creates expectation.
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  • Who I am creates expectation.When My presence shows up things
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  • When My presence shows up thingshave to change.
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  • have to change.Things have to change."
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  • Things have to change."If you're sitting next
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  • If you're sitting nextto somebody who doesn't like
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  • to somebody who doesn't likeyou clap then tell 'em,
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  • you clap then tell 'em,"If I don't do it,
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  • "If I don't do it,the chair will.
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  • the chair will.Something's gotta praise God.
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  • Something's gotta praise God.Something's gotta glorify Him.
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  • Something's gotta glorify Him.It might as well be something
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  • It might as well be somethingwith breath.
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  • So now, back to the text.
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  • So now, back to the text.He's going in
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  • He's going inand they're like, "Hosanna.
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  • and they're like, "Hosanna.Blessed is the King who comes
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  • Blessed is the King who comesin the name of the Lord.
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  • in the name of the Lord.Peace in heaven,
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  • Peace in heaven,and glory..."
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  • and glory..."Doxa.
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  • Doxa.Doxa.
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  • Doxa.Remember doxa, glory,
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  • Remember doxa, glory,doxology, doxa.
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  • doxology, doxa."Glory in the highest..."
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  • "Glory in the highest..."Doxa.
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  • Doxa."Peace in heaven,
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  • "Peace in heaven,glory in the highest."
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  • glory in the highest."Some Pharisees were like,
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  • Some Pharisees were like,"Shut 'em up."
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  • "Shut 'em up."He's like, "And the stones
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  • He's like, "And the stoneswill cry out."
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  • will cry out."But then what's crazy to me
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  • But then what's crazy to meis this paradox.
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  • is this paradox.Remember, I love that word.
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  • Remember, I love that word.I want you to love that word.
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  • I want you to love that word.I'm gonna preach on that word
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  • I'm gonna preach on that worduntil you love that word.
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  • until you love that word.Paradox, it's like
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  • Paradox, it's likea contradiction
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  • a contradictiononly it happens to be true.
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  • only it happens to be true.And sometimes
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  • And sometimeswhen you are frustrated
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  • when you are frustratedwith yourself
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  • with yourselfbecause you feel like
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  • because you feel likea contradiction.
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  • a contradiction.Right?
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  • Right?I love God,
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  • I love God,but I love certain sins.
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  • but I love certain sins.I love God, but I still love
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  • I love God, but I still lovethis thing over here
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  • this thing over herethat I shouldn't love.
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  • that I shouldn't love.It's not a contradiction,
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  • It's not a contradiction,it's a paradox
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  • it's a paradoxbecause His strength
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  • because His strengthis made perfect in your weakness
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  • is made perfect in your weaknessand His grace needs
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  • and His grace needsa place to operate.
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  • a place to operate.So He leaves a weakness
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  • So He leaves a weaknessin your life so that the King
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  • in your life so that the Kingcan ride in on a colt
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  • can ride in on a coltso that they won't celebrate
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  • so that they won't celebratewhat He rode in on.
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  • what He rode in on.They'll celebrate Him
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  • Where was I at?
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  • Where was I at?Oh, Verse 41,
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  • Oh, Verse 41,"As He approached Jerusalem
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  • "As He approached Jerusalemand saw the city..."
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  • and saw the city..."You got it, 19:21.
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  • You got it, 19:21."He wept over it."
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  • "He wept over it."Wow.
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  • Wow.They were shouting,
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  • They were shouting,He was weeping.
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  • He was weeping.They were cheering
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  • They were cheeringand He was crying.
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  • and He was crying.He wasn't on the cross yet.
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  • He wasn't on the cross yet.That's not why He was crying.
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  • That's not why He was crying.He wasn't in the garden yet.
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  • He wasn't in the garden yet.That's not why He was crying.
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  • That's not why He was crying.There was no physical pain.
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  • There was no physical pain.He was crying
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  • He was cryingbecause He knew
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  • because He knewthey were celebrating
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  • they were celebratingthe wrong thing.
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  • the wrong thing.He knew that they thought
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  • He knew that they thoughtthat He was coming to fix it
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  • that He was coming to fix itand He was coming to fix them.
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  • and He was coming to fix them.They thought He was coming
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  • They thought He was comingto change the situation
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  • to change the situationand the kingdom
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  • and the kingdomwould come at once.
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  • would come at once.But what He was really coming
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  • But what He was really comingto do was deeper.
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  • to do was deeper.He said, "Jerusalem..."
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  • He said, "Jerusalem..."The name of the city
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  • The name of the citymeans peace.
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  • means peace.City of peace.
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  • City of peace.Jeru-Salem.
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  • Jeru-Salem.Salem, sounds
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  • Salem, soundslike shalom, right?
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  • like shalom, right?Peace.
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  • Peace.City of peace.
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  • City of peace.You were supposed
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  • You were supposedto be the city of peace.
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  • to be the city of peace.And look at Verse 42,
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  • And look at Verse 42,"If you, even you,
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  • "If you, even you,had only known on this day
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  • had only known on this daywhat would bring you peace,
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  • what would bring you peace,but now it is hidden
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  • but now it is hiddenfrom your eyes."
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  • from your eyes."What would bring you peace
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  • What would bring you peaceis at your gait
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  • is at your gaitand you will reject it
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  • and you will reject itbecause it comes riding
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  • because it comes ridingon a colt looking common,
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  • on a colt looking common,looking ordinary.
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  • looking ordinary.You will reject it
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  • You will reject itbecause you do not
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  • because you do notunderstand the cross.
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  • understand the cross.And the closer Jesus
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  • And the closer Jesusgot to His purpose,
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  • got to His purpose,the further He got
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  • the further He gotfrom their plan.
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  • from their plan.Have your plans
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  • Have your plansbeen disrupted lately?
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  • been disrupted lately?You might be getting closer.
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  • You might be getting closer.You know how we used to play
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  • You know how we used to playcloser, closer, closer.
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  • closer, closer, closer.I always thought
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  • I always thoughtit was interesting how Paul
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  • it was interesting how Paulwas blinded
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  • was blindedwhen he first got converted
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  • when he first got convertedby Jesus on the Damascus Road.
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  • by Jesus on the Damascus Road.And it must have been weird
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  • And it must have been weirdbecause he had never
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  • because he had neverbeen closer to God
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  • been closer to Godthan he was in that moment.
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  • than he was in that moment.He'd been close to religion,
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  • He'd been close to religion,he had climbed that ladder.
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  • he had climbed that ladder.But now he can't see.
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  • But now he can't see.And there's a sense in which
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  • And there's a sense in whichwhen you really make progress
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  • when you really make progressin your walk with God,
  • 00:07:14.564 --> 00:07:16.532
  • in your walk with God,at first you think
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  • at first you thinkyou know everything
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  • you know everythingand now you've got the answer.
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  • and now you've got the answer.But Jesus is the answer.
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  • But Jesus is the answer.What's the answer?
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  • What's the answer?Jesus is the answer.
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  • Jesus is the answer.What's the answer
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  • What's the answerfor America?
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  • for America?Jesus is the answer
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  • Jesus is the answerfor America.
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  • for America.What's the answer
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  • What's the answerfor our young people
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  • for our young peopleand the drug epidemic
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  • and the drug epidemicin the Appalachian?
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  • in the Appalachian?Jesus is the answer,
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  • Jesus is the answer,you know.
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  • you know.What's the answer
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  • What's the answerfor the inner --
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  • for the inner --Jesus is the answer.
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  • Jesus is the answer.What's the answer
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  • What's the answerfor alcohol?
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  • for alcohol?Jesus is the answer.
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  • Jesus is the answer.But overtime you start asking
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  • But overtime you start askingbetter questions.
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  • better questions.And as you ask deeper questions,
  • 00:07:43.693 --> 00:07:44.694
  • And as you ask deeper questions,when you first start
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  • when you first startyou think you're awesome.
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  • you think you're awesome.Like Elijah
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  • Like Elijahis making beats rights now
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  • is making beats rights nowand I'm so proud of 'em
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  • and I'm so proud of 'emand they're good.
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  • and they're good.The first one he made,
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  • The first one he made,he thought it was ready
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  • he thought it was readyfor radio.
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  • for radio.He was ready to send it
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  • He was ready to send itto Punk, Uzi,
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  • to Punk, Uzi,all the other Lil's
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  • all the other Lil'sthat I don't really like
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  • that I don't really liketo listen to.
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  • to listen to.And he's like,
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  • And he's like,"Dad, this is amazing.
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  • "Dad, this is amazing.Listen to my beat."
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  • Listen to my beat."But then he messed around
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  • But then he messed aroundand got good enough
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  • and got good enoughto know how much better
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  • to know how much betterhe needed to be.
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  • he needed to be.When you first started
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  • When you first startedsomething, you know, --
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  • something, you know, --when I first started
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  • when I first startedplaying guitar,
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  • playing guitar,I told you about this last week,
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  • I told you about this last week,I thought I was amazing.
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  • I thought I was amazing.When I first started preaching,
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  • When I first started preaching,I thought I was Billy Graham
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  • I thought I was Billy Grahamjust waiting for a Tokyo
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  • just waiting for a Tokyocrusade to call me.
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  • crusade to call me.But today I stand before you
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  • But today I stand before youand I understand that ever --
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  • and I understand that ever --more than ever before
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  • more than ever beforeat this point
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  • at this pointthat even the attempt
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  • that even the attemptto describe the ways of God
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  • to describe the ways of Godis an exercise in futility
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  • is an exercise in futilityso it took me getting
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  • so it took me gettinggood enough at it to know
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  • good enough at it to knowhow good at it I was not.
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  • how good at it I was not.It took me getting
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  • It took me gettingjust good enough at it
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  • just good enough at itto know I'm not good
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  • to know I'm not goodat it at all.
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  • at it at all.Paul said, "The more that
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  • Paul said, "The more thatI press toward to the mark..."
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  • I press toward to the mark..."The more I realize
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  • The more I realizethat I have so far to go
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  • that I have so far to goand so much to learn
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  • and so much to learnand so many things in me.
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  • and so many things in me.You know, when you first start
  • 00:09:07.810 --> 00:09:09.045
  • You know, when you first starttrying to walk with God,
  • 00:09:09.045 --> 00:09:10.613
  • trying to walk with God,you get the mechanics down
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  • you get the mechanics downand you do this
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  • and you do thisand you don't do that.
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  • and you don't do that.But then God starts
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  • But then God startschallenging your motives.
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  • challenging your motives.And now it's no longer
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  • And now it's no longerjust about doing
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  • just about doingthe right things
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  • the right thingsand saying the right things
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  • and saying the right thingsand learning the right words
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  • and learning the right wordsand changing these protocols,
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  • and changing these protocols,now it's about something
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  • now it's about somethingso much deeper.
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  • so much deeper.But the good news is
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  • But the good news isif you feel like
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  • if you feel likeyou've got so far to go,
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  • you've got so far to go,that is a good sign
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  • that is a good signthat you are actually
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  • that you are actuallygetting closer to God.
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  • getting closer to God.God's presence
  • 00:09:35.371 --> 00:09:37.206
  • God's presencecreates awareness.
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  • creates awareness.Awareness of your need.
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  • Awareness of your need.Awareness of His grace
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  • Awareness of His graceAwareness of His greatness.
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  • Awareness of His greatness.Awareness of His glory.
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  • Awareness of His glory.And you start to see
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  • And you start to seethat all have sinned
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  • that all have sinnedand fallen short
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  • and fallen shortof the glory of God.
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  • of the glory of God.And I don't have
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  • And I don't haveany judgment to give.
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  • any judgment to give.And I don't have any hell
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  • And I don't have any hellto put anybody in.
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  • to put anybody in.And I'm writing off
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  • And I'm writing offall the things
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  • all the thingsthat I thought I knew to know
  • 00:09:57.126 --> 00:10:01.831
  • that I thought I knew to knowthe One who made me.
  • 00:10:01.831 --> 00:10:04.133
  • the One who made me.The closer you get,
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  • The closer you get,the further you feel
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  • the further you feelyou have to go.
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  • you have to go.This is the paradox
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  • This is the paradoxof progress.
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  • of progress.It's the paradox of Jesus
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  • It's the paradox of Jesushanging on the cross
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  • hanging on the crossand He's never been
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  • and He's never beenmore powerful
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  • more powerfuland He's never
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  • and He's neverlooked weaker.
  • 00:10:19.315 --> 00:10:19.882
  • looked weaker.So I wanna address
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  • So I wanna addresswhat Paul said
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  • what Paul saidbefore we finish today
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  • before we finish today'cause it always confused me,
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  • 'cause it always confused me,it always seemed like a paradox.
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  • it always seemed like a paradox.Do you know what that means?
  • 00:10:27.657 --> 00:10:29.825
  • Do you know what that means?Paradox?
  • 00:10:29.825 --> 00:10:30.926
  • Paradox?Sort of.
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  • Sort of.[laughter]
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  • [laughter]You know what I'm saying.
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  • You know what I'm saying.Like the idea that God
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  • Like the idea that Godis sovereign,
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  • is sovereign,but I'm responsible.
  • 00:10:37.633 --> 00:10:38.768
  • but I'm responsible.It's a paradox.
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  • It's a paradox.That's what makes Him God.
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  • That's what makes Him God.If I could explain it,
  • 00:10:42.104 --> 00:10:42.972
  • If I could explain it,I wouldn't have to have faith
  • 00:10:42.972 --> 00:10:45.241
  • I wouldn't have to have faithto believe it.
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  • to believe it.I'm completely comfortable.
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  • I'm completely comfortable.How can you serve
  • 00:10:47.309 --> 00:10:48.277
  • How can you serveand love God when God --
  • 00:10:48.277 --> 00:10:50.446
  • and love God when God --I'm completely comfortable
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  • I'm completely comfortablewith that.
  • 00:10:51.013 --> 00:10:51.981
  • with that.He's great big God,
  • 00:10:51.981 --> 00:10:53.182
  • He's great big God,I'm little ole me,
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  • I'm little ole me,that settles it for me.
  • 00:10:54.717 --> 00:10:56.752
  • that settles it for me.I understand how His ways
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  • I understand how His waysare higher than my ways,
  • 00:10:58.487 --> 00:11:00.423
  • are higher than my ways,His thoughts are higher
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  • His thoughts are higherthan my thoughts.
  • 00:11:04.293 --> 00:11:07.496
  • than my thoughts.So Paul says,
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  • So Paul says,"I wanna know Him,
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  • "I wanna know Him,and the power
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  • and the powerof His resurrection..."
  • 00:11:11.534 --> 00:11:12.068
  • of His resurrection..."Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.I want some of that
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  • I want some of thatresurrection power.
  • 00:11:15.671 --> 00:11:16.605
  • resurrection power."And participation
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  • "And participationin the fellowship
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  • in the fellowshipof His sufferings."
  • 00:11:20.376 --> 00:11:22.445
  • of His sufferings."At first, I thought he meant
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  • At first, I thought he meantthat he wanted to die
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  • that he wanted to diefor Christ and ultimately
  • 00:11:25.648 --> 00:11:26.749
  • for Christ and ultimatelyhe was on house arrest
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  • he was on house arrestat the end of the Book of Acts
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  • at the end of the Book of Actswhen he did suffer.
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  • when he did suffer.Many imprisonments
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  • Many imprisonmentsand eventual death
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  • and eventual deathfor Christ.
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  • for Christ.Right?
  • 00:11:34.824 --> 00:11:35.925
  • Right?But I read it differently.
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  • But I read it differently.He said, "I wanna participate
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  • He said, "I wanna participatein His sufferings,
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  • in His sufferings,in His death while I live."
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  • in His death while I live."That's the paradox.
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  • That's the paradox.Now watch this.
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  • Now watch this.Lord, help me deliver this.
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  • Lord, help me deliver this.Paul's not saying I wanna die
  • 00:11:48.304 --> 00:11:50.940
  • Paul's not saying I wanna dielike Christ died,
  • 00:11:50.940 --> 00:11:53.209
  • like Christ died,he's saying I wanna live
  • 00:11:53.209 --> 00:11:57.780
  • he's saying I wanna livelike Christ died.
  • 00:11:57.780 --> 00:11:58.714
  • like Christ died.And that means
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  • And that meansthat I'm constantly
  • 00:12:01.083 --> 00:12:03.352
  • that I'm constantlygoing through cycles of death
  • 00:12:03.352 --> 00:12:05.788
  • going through cycles of deathand resurrection.
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  • and resurrection.That means I'm constantly
  • 00:12:07.022 --> 00:12:09.358
  • That means I'm constantlyhaving to die
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  • having to dieto shallow desires
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  • to shallow desiresso that He can give me
  • 00:12:14.096 --> 00:12:16.098
  • so that He can give methe desires of my heart
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  • the desires of my heartand do a new thing in me.
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  • and do a new thing in me.And whatever I have to let go
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  • And whatever I have to let goand whatever I have to write off
  • 00:12:24.840 --> 00:12:25.908
  • and whatever I have to write offand whatever I have
  • 00:12:25.908 --> 00:12:26.642
  • and whatever I haveto let you have --
  • 00:12:26.642 --> 00:12:27.610
  • to let you have --you know, some things
  • 00:12:27.610 --> 00:12:28.844
  • you know, some thingsare not worth me fighting
  • 00:12:28.844 --> 00:12:29.311
  • are not worth me fightingfor anymore.
  • 00:12:29.311 --> 00:12:30.613
  • for anymore.Whatever was gained,
  • 00:12:30.613 --> 00:12:31.080
  • Whatever was gained,whatever I thought
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  • whatever I thoughtwas important,
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  • was important,I'm giving it up
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  • I'm giving it upfor something more important.
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  • for something more important.I want to know
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  • I want to knowconnection with Christ.
  • 00:12:41.357 --> 00:12:42.591
  • connection with Christ.And I wanna live like He died
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  • And I wanna live like He diedso when people insult me,
  • 00:12:45.628 --> 00:12:46.262
  • so when people insult me,I wanna learn to let
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  • I wanna learn to letthat go like He did.
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  • that go like He did.I wanna live like He died.
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  • I wanna live like He died.You wanna die like He died?
  • 00:12:51.867 --> 00:12:53.936
  • You wanna die like He died?No, I wanna live
  • 00:12:53.936 --> 00:12:56.372
  • No, I wanna livelike He died.
  • 00:12:56.372 --> 00:12:57.439
  • like He died.And what it will look
  • 00:12:57.439 --> 00:12:58.040
  • And what it will looklike sometimes,
  • 00:12:58.040 --> 00:13:01.210
  • like sometimes,people will think I'm losing,
  • 00:13:01.210 --> 00:13:04.914
  • people will think I'm losing,but really I'm winning.
  • 00:13:04.914 --> 00:13:06.515
  • but really I'm winning.It'll seem like
  • 00:13:06.515 --> 00:13:09.084
  • It'll seem likeand feel like I'm losing.
  • 00:13:09.084 --> 00:13:09.752
  • and feel like I'm losing.Now the Lord told me
  • 00:13:09.752 --> 00:13:10.586
  • Now the Lord told meit was really important
  • 00:13:10.586 --> 00:13:11.787
  • it was really importantto say this.
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  • to say this.Some of you have been convinced
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  • Some of you have been convincedyou're in a losing season
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  • you're in a losing seasonright now because you feel
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  • right now because you feelvery discombobulated
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  • very discombobulatedon the inside.
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  • on the inside.You're not so certain
  • 00:13:20.863 --> 00:13:21.797
  • You're not so certainabout certain things
  • 00:13:21.797 --> 00:13:22.364
  • about certain thingsthat are going on
  • 00:13:22.364 --> 00:13:23.833
  • that are going onin your life right now.
  • 00:13:23.833 --> 00:13:25.301
  • in your life right now.It is not a loss.
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  • It is not a loss.In fact, it is a new level.
  • 00:13:27.403 --> 00:13:29.905
  • In fact, it is a new level.It is actually you going deeper
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  • It is actually you going deeperinto the things of God
  • 00:13:31.740 --> 00:13:33.175
  • into the things of Godto understand His heart
  • 00:13:33.175 --> 00:13:33.809
  • to understand His heartat a level
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  • at a levelthat you couldn't have before.
  • 00:13:35.678 --> 00:13:36.679
  • that you couldn't have before.So Paul said,
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  • So Paul said,"If I have to take an ill,
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  • "If I have to take an ill,if I have to go through
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  • if I have to go throughsome things
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  • some thingsthat are painful for me,
  • 00:13:41.984 --> 00:13:43.485
  • that are painful for me,if I have to be a colt,
  • 00:13:43.485 --> 00:13:45.721
  • if I have to be a colt,if I have to look like a donkey,
  • 00:13:45.721 --> 00:13:46.989
  • if I have to look like a donkey,if I have to ride
  • 00:13:46.989 --> 00:13:48.457
  • if I have to ridein looking ridiculous
  • 00:13:48.457 --> 00:13:49.892
  • in looking ridiculousfor the purpose of God
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  • for the purpose of Godto be fulfilled,
  • 00:13:51.126 --> 00:13:53.863
  • to be fulfilled,I wanna live like He died."
  • 00:13:53.863 --> 00:13:55.431
  • I wanna live like He died."If I have to hang
  • 00:13:55.431 --> 00:13:56.899
  • If I have to hangon a cross to bring forth
  • 00:13:56.899 --> 00:13:58.934
  • "If I have to go to Jerusalem,
  • 00:14:06.709 --> 00:14:08.277
  • "If I have to go to Jerusalem,and if I have to face the jeers
  • 00:14:08.277 --> 00:14:09.078
  • and if I have to face the jeersand the taunts
  • 00:14:09.078 --> 00:14:09.879
  • and the tauntsand the ridicule
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  • and the ridiculeand the rejection,
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  • and the rejection,if I have to pray
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  • if I have to prayin the Garden of Gethsemane,
  • 00:14:14.750 --> 00:14:16.018
  • in the Garden of Gethsemane,nevertheless not my will,
  • 00:14:16.018 --> 00:14:18.587
  • nevertheless not my will,but Yours be done,
  • 00:14:18.587 --> 00:14:21.090
  • but Yours be done,I'm willing to do it.
  • 00:14:21.090 --> 00:14:23.359
  • I'm willing to do it.It's not a goal,
  • 00:14:23.359 --> 00:14:27.363
  • It's not a goal,it's a gift.
  • 00:14:27.363 --> 00:14:29.999
  • it's a gift.What you're reaching for,
  • 00:14:29.999 --> 00:14:32.902
  • What you're reaching for,is already yours.
  • 00:14:32.902 --> 00:14:33.769
  • is already yours.Paul said,
  • 00:14:33.769 --> 00:14:35.170
  • Paul said,"All I'm trying to do..."
  • 00:14:35.170 --> 00:14:35.638
  • "All I'm trying to do..."Don't sit down,
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  • Don't sit down,I'm closing.
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  • I'm closing.[laughter]
  • 00:14:38.674 --> 00:14:41.644
  • [laughter]"Is take hold of that
  • 00:14:41.644 --> 00:14:42.311
  • "Is take hold of thatfor which Christ
  • 00:14:42.311 --> 00:14:45.814
  • for which Christalready took hold of me."
  • 00:14:45.814 --> 00:14:47.216
  • already took hold of me."I'm not trying to arrive
  • 00:14:47.216 --> 00:14:48.050
  • I'm not trying to arriveat a place
  • 00:14:48.050 --> 00:14:49.852
  • at a placewhere God loves me.
  • 00:14:49.852 --> 00:14:51.954
  • where God loves me.I'm just trying to live
  • 00:14:51.954 --> 00:14:52.688
  • I'm just trying to liveout of the love
  • 00:14:52.688 --> 00:14:56.992
  • out of the lovethat He has already demonstrated
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  • that He has already demonstratedand express His glory, doxology.
  • 00:15:01.263 --> 00:15:02.665
  • and express His glory, doxology.I'm trying to express
  • 00:15:02.665 --> 00:15:06.802
  • I'm trying to expressHis glory through my weakness.
  • 00:15:06.802 --> 00:15:08.270
  • His glory through my weakness.I'm trying to ride into town
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  • I'm trying to ride into townlike a little donkey
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  • like a little donkeyso I can carry
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  • so I can carrythe purpose of God in my life.
  • 00:15:14.209 --> 00:15:16.578
  • the purpose of God in my life.And it might seem small
  • 00:15:16.578 --> 00:15:17.546
  • And it might seem smalland sometimes it feels like
  • 00:15:17.546 --> 00:15:19.949
  • and sometimes it feels likeI'm going backwards
  • 00:15:19.949 --> 00:15:20.783
  • I'm going backwardsand sometimes it feels like
  • 00:15:20.783 --> 00:15:21.550
  • and sometimes it feels likeit'd be easier
  • 00:15:21.550 --> 00:15:22.184
  • it'd be easierjust not to come
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  • just not to cometo church altogether
  • 00:15:23.118 --> 00:15:23.752
  • to church altogetherand quit trying
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  • and quit tryingand just give
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  • and just giveinto my tendencies.
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  • into my tendencies.But the paradox
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  • But the paradoxof progress is this,
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  • of progress is this,it's already yours.
  • 00:15:35.130 --> 00:15:36.332
  • it's already yours.The grace that you need
  • 00:15:36.332 --> 00:15:40.402
  • The grace that you needto change is already yours.
  • 00:15:40.402 --> 00:15:41.503
  • to change is already yours.The grace that you need
  • 00:15:41.503 --> 00:15:44.707
  • The grace that you needto go forward is already yours.
  • 00:15:44.707 --> 00:15:46.475
  • to go forward is already yours.The grace that you need
  • 00:15:46.475 --> 00:15:49.144
  • The grace that you needto rise up is already yours.
  • 00:15:49.144 --> 00:15:51.814
  • to rise up is already yours.The grace that you need to do it
  • 00:15:51.814 --> 00:15:53.148
  • The grace that you need to do itin the face of adversity
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  • in the face of adversityand uncertainty,
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  • and uncertainty,it's already yours.
  • 00:15:56.118 --> 00:15:59.254
  • it's already yours.What you are reaching for
  • 00:15:59.254 --> 00:16:01.657
  • What you are reaching foris already yours.
  • 00:16:01.657 --> 00:16:02.224
  • is already yours.And I wanna pray
  • 00:16:02.224 --> 00:16:03.325
  • And I wanna prayfor some people today.
  • 00:16:03.325 --> 00:16:04.760
  • for some people today.Are you gonna play?
  • 00:16:04.760 --> 00:16:05.561
  • Are you gonna play?I wanna pray
  • 00:16:05.561 --> 00:16:06.528
  • I wanna prayfor some people today
  • 00:16:06.528 --> 00:16:08.831
  • for some people todaywho have been moving forward,
  • 00:16:08.831 --> 00:16:11.033
  • who have been moving forward,but it's been a fight
  • 00:16:11.033 --> 00:16:11.900
  • but it's been a fightand it's been frustrating
  • 00:16:11.900 --> 00:16:13.569
  • and it's been frustratingevery step of the way
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  • every step of the wayand you are going to have
  • 00:16:14.536 --> 00:16:17.239
  • and you are going to haveto let go of some things
  • 00:16:17.239 --> 00:16:20.476
  • to let go of some thingsto reach for your purpose.
  • 00:16:20.476 --> 00:16:23.512
  • to reach for your purpose.What I'm gonna pray today,
  • 00:16:23.512 --> 00:16:24.279
  • What I'm gonna pray today,the instruction
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  • the instructionthat the Holy Spirit
  • 00:16:25.381 --> 00:16:27.049
  • that the Holy Spiritis giving me
  • 00:16:27.049 --> 00:16:28.684
  • is giving meis that you would experience
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  • is that you would experiencePhilippians 3:16
  • 00:16:31.253 --> 00:16:32.154
  • Philippians 3:16and live up to what
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  • and live up to whatyou have already attained.
  • 00:16:34.023 --> 00:16:35.424
  • you have already attained.Isn't that a beautiful verse
  • 00:16:35.424 --> 00:16:39.061
  • Isn't that a beautiful verseto say, "I'm moving forward,
  • 00:16:39.061 --> 00:16:43.665
  • to say, "I'm moving forward,but I already made it.
  • 00:16:43.665 --> 00:16:46.502
  • but I already made it.I wanna be more like Christ,
  • 00:16:46.502 --> 00:16:47.336
  • I wanna be more like Christ,but not so He
  • 00:16:47.336 --> 00:16:49.338
  • but not so Hewill love me more.
  • 00:16:49.338 --> 00:16:51.673
  • will love me more.I wanna move forward
  • 00:16:51.673 --> 00:16:52.474
  • I wanna move forwardtoward my purpose,
  • 00:16:52.474 --> 00:16:56.912
  • toward my purpose,but not to prove something.
  • 00:16:56.912 --> 00:16:57.780
  • but not to prove something.I just wanna carry
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  • I just wanna carrythe King into Jerusalem.
  • 00:17:02.284 --> 00:17:03.085
  • the King into Jerusalem.I just wanna carry
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  • I just wanna carrythe purpose of God."
  • 00:17:05.454 --> 00:17:05.854
  • the purpose of God."You know what,
  • 00:17:05.854 --> 00:17:07.089
  • You know what,I wanna raise those three kids
  • 00:17:07.089 --> 00:17:08.057
  • I wanna raise those three kidsGod has given me.
  • 00:17:08.057 --> 00:17:10.092
  • God has given me.I wanna love my wife in a way
  • 00:17:10.092 --> 00:17:11.527
  • I wanna love my wife in a waythat she can be proud
  • 00:17:11.527 --> 00:17:12.561
  • that she can be proudto be my wife.
  • 00:17:12.561 --> 00:17:13.729
  • to be my wife.I wanna pastor the church
  • 00:17:13.729 --> 00:17:14.897
  • I wanna pastor the churchthat He gave me in a way
  • 00:17:14.897 --> 00:17:16.532
  • that He gave me in a waythat would be honorable.
  • 00:17:16.532 --> 00:17:17.666
  • that would be honorable.I wanna preach messages
  • 00:17:17.666 --> 00:17:18.667
  • I wanna preach messagesthat would help people.
  • 00:17:18.667 --> 00:17:20.702
  • that would help people.And I don't have to be anything
  • 00:17:20.702 --> 00:17:21.670
  • And I don't have to be anythingother than what
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  • other than whatI am to do it.
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  • I am to do it.Jesus said,
  • 00:17:24.339 --> 00:17:27.109
  • Jesus said,"I wanna ride on a colt.
  • 00:17:27.109 --> 00:17:28.777
  • "I wanna ride on a colt.I wanna little donkey.
  • 00:17:28.777 --> 00:17:30.312
  • I wanna little donkey.I wanna little horse.
  • 00:17:30.312 --> 00:17:34.016
  • I wanna little horse.I want a little thing.
  • 00:17:34.016 --> 00:17:36.318
  • I want a little thing.I want a little thing
  • 00:17:36.318 --> 00:17:38.454
  • I want a little thingso I can ride in on something
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  • We celebrate
  • 00:17:43.926 --> 00:17:47.896
  • We celebratethe wrong stuff, y'all.
  • 00:17:47.896 --> 00:17:49.064
  • the wrong stuff, y'all.We celebrate the wrong stuff.
  • 00:17:49.064 --> 00:17:49.932
  • We celebrate the wrong stuff.The Lord rejoices to see
  • 00:17:49.932 --> 00:17:51.133
  • The Lord rejoices to seethe plumb line in the hand
  • 00:17:51.133 --> 00:17:52.601
  • the plumb line in the handof Zerubbabel.
  • 00:17:52.601 --> 00:17:53.402
  • of Zerubbabel.He rejoices to see
  • 00:17:53.402 --> 00:17:54.870
  • He rejoices to seethe beginning of a thing.
  • 00:17:54.870 --> 00:17:55.370
  • the beginning of a thing.And the King
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  • And the Kingcomes riding in on a colt.
  • 00:17:57.072 --> 00:17:58.774
  • comes riding in on a colt.We've gotta celebrate steps.
  • 00:17:58.774 --> 00:18:00.409
  • We've gotta celebrate steps.We've gotta celebrate crosses.
  • 00:18:00.409 --> 00:18:01.343
  • We've gotta celebrate crosses.We've gotta celebrate
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  • We've gotta celebrateeven our sufferings,
  • 00:18:03.112 --> 00:18:03.879
  • even our sufferings,not because we're going
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  • not because we're goingthrough them,
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  • through them,but because they achieve
  • 00:18:06.582 --> 00:18:10.819
  • but because they achievein us a glory, a doxa,
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  • in us a glory, a doxa,that outweighs
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  • So God, help me celebrate
  • 00:18:20.362 --> 00:18:22.464
  • So God, help me celebratewhat I see as a setback now.
  • 00:18:22.464 --> 00:18:23.832
  • what I see as a setback now.Help me celebrate
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  • Help me celebratewhat I see as confusion.
  • 00:18:25.367 --> 00:18:26.001
  • what I see as confusion.Help me feel around
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  • Help me feel aroundin the darkness
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  • in the darknessand find my way down
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  • and find my way downthe Damascus Road
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  • the Damascus Roaduntil I can see
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  • until I can seewhat you've called me to be.
  • 00:18:32.007 --> 00:18:33.709
  • what you've called me to be.I wanna know Him
  • 00:18:33.709 --> 00:18:34.476
  • I wanna know Himin the fellowship
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  • in the fellowshipof His suffering
  • 00:18:35.577 --> 00:18:37.279
  • of His sufferingso that I can experience
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  • so that I can experiencethe resurrection power
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  • the resurrection powerof the humbled King,
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  • of the humbled King,the King of weakness,
  • 00:18:46.755 --> 00:18:48.790
  • the King of weakness,who is our strength.
  • 00:18:48.790 --> 00:18:49.458
  • who is our strength.With your heads bowed
  • 00:18:49.458 --> 00:18:52.995
  • With your heads bowedand your eyes closed today,
  • 00:18:52.995 --> 00:18:53.829
  • and your eyes closed today,I declare that the devil
  • 00:18:53.829 --> 00:18:55.130
  • I declare that the devilhas been lying to you.
  • 00:18:55.130 --> 00:18:58.100
  • has been lying to you.You are making progress.
  • 00:18:58.100 --> 00:19:02.137
  • You are making progress.You are making progress.
  • 00:19:02.137 --> 00:19:04.473
  • You are making progress.And progress isn't pretty.
  • 00:19:04.473 --> 00:19:07.376
  • And progress isn't pretty.Um-mmm.
  • 00:19:07.376 --> 00:19:08.143
  • Um-mmm.Usually, yards
  • 00:19:08.143 --> 00:19:09.211
  • Usually, yardsare hard fought when you really
  • 00:19:09.211 --> 00:19:12.381
  • are hard fought when you reallywanna live for God,
  • 00:19:12.381 --> 00:19:13.215
  • wanna live for God,especially you've been doing
  • 00:19:13.215 --> 00:19:16.285
  • especially you've been doingit a little while.
  • 00:19:16.285 --> 00:19:17.419
  • it a little while.I mean it gets harder
  • 00:19:17.419 --> 00:19:19.121
  • I mean it gets harderand harder and harder.
  • 00:19:19.121 --> 00:19:20.322
  • and harder and harder.That's the paradox of progress.
  • 00:19:20.322 --> 00:19:23.392
  • That's the paradox of progress.This should be easy by now.
  • 00:19:23.392 --> 00:19:24.259
  • This should be easy by now.How come I have to forgive
  • 00:19:24.259 --> 00:19:24.860
  • How come I have to forgivethis person
  • 00:19:24.860 --> 00:19:27.796
  • this personfor the 791st time?
  • 00:19:27.796 --> 00:19:31.667
  • for the 791st time?I thought I did it already.
  • 00:19:31.667 --> 00:19:32.668
  • I thought I did it already.The paradox of progress
  • 00:19:32.668 --> 00:19:33.602
  • The paradox of progressis every time you do it,
  • 00:19:33.602 --> 00:19:35.671
  • is every time you do it,you do it deeper,
  • 00:19:35.671 --> 00:19:36.205
  • you do it deeper,and God is dealing
  • 00:19:36.205 --> 00:19:39.141
  • and God is dealingwith something different.
  • 00:19:39.141 --> 00:19:39.741
  • with something different.I pray today that God
  • 00:19:39.741 --> 00:19:40.909
  • I pray today that Godwould show you a glimpse
  • 00:19:40.909 --> 00:19:43.378
  • would show you a glimpseof your progress.
  • 00:19:43.378 --> 00:19:44.313
  • of your progress.I really want you to see it
  • 00:19:44.313 --> 00:19:45.214
  • I really want you to see itbecause it's important
  • 00:19:45.214 --> 00:19:47.182
  • because it's importantthat you know it on the inside
  • 00:19:47.182 --> 00:19:48.850
  • that you know it on the insideeven if people don't see it.
  • 00:19:48.850 --> 00:19:50.219
  • even if people don't see it.You know, they might not notice.
  • 00:19:50.219 --> 00:19:51.019
  • You know, they might not notice.People will come up and say,
  • 00:19:51.019 --> 00:19:52.821
  • People will come up and say,"Oh, you've lost weight."
  • 00:19:52.821 --> 00:19:53.388
  • "Oh, you've lost weight."But they won't say,
  • 00:19:53.388 --> 00:19:56.091
  • But they won't say,"Oh, you've lost bitterness."
  • 00:19:56.091 --> 00:19:56.391
  • "Oh, you've lost bitterness."[laughter]
  • 00:19:56.391 --> 00:19:56.758
  • [laughter]They don't know
  • 00:19:56.758 --> 00:19:58.560
  • They don't knowhow to compliment that
  • 00:19:58.560 --> 00:19:59.728
  • how to compliment that'cause usually
  • 00:19:59.728 --> 00:20:01.296
  • 'cause usuallywhat's the most important
  • 00:20:01.296 --> 00:20:03.665
  • what's the most importantisn't the most impressive.
  • 00:20:03.665 --> 00:20:04.433
  • isn't the most impressive.But may the Lord give you
  • 00:20:04.433 --> 00:20:06.735
  • But may the Lord give youthe priorities today to know.
  • 00:20:06.735 --> 00:20:08.303
  • the priorities today to know.I'll count it all loss.
  • 00:20:08.303 --> 00:20:10.172
  • I'll count it all loss.I'll write it all off
  • 00:20:10.172 --> 00:20:10.839
  • I'll write it all offwhat they think,
  • 00:20:10.839 --> 00:20:11.807
  • what they think,what they say
  • 00:20:11.807 --> 00:20:13.141
  • what they sayfor the sake of being
  • 00:20:13.141 --> 00:20:14.843
  • for the sake of beingconnected to Christ.
  • 00:20:14.843 --> 00:20:16.478
  • connected to Christ.That matters to me.
  • 00:20:16.478 --> 00:20:17.980
  • That matters to me.That matters to me.
  • 00:20:17.980 --> 00:20:18.847
  • That matters to me.For the sake
  • 00:20:18.847 --> 00:20:20.148
  • For the sakeof fulfilling my calling,
  • 00:20:20.148 --> 00:20:22.618
  • of fulfilling my calling,that matters to me.
  • 00:20:22.618 --> 00:20:25.220
  • that matters to me.Lord, I delivered Your Word
  • 00:20:25.220 --> 00:20:25.887
  • Lord, I delivered Your Wordlike the donkey
  • 00:20:25.887 --> 00:20:27.589
  • like the donkeythat I am today.
  • 00:20:27.589 --> 00:20:28.724
  • that I am today.Just one stumbling step
  • 00:20:28.724 --> 00:20:29.891
  • Just one stumbling stepafter another to get it
  • 00:20:29.891 --> 00:20:31.727
  • after another to get itto the people.
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  • to the people.Now it's between You and them.
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  • Now it's between You and them.Whatever You spoke to them
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  • Whatever You spoke to themin these moments, seal it.
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  • in these moments, seal it.It's so important to me
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  • It's so important to methat today they sense Your grace
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  • that today they sense Your graceand that they apprehend that
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  • and that they apprehend thatfor which You have
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  • for which You haveapprehended them.
  • 00:20:46.975 --> 00:20:48.477
  • apprehended them.Let 'em know
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  • Let 'em knowthat You've got them
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  • that You've got themin Your grip.
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  • in Your grip.That they might be trying
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  • That they might be tryingto hold onto something,
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  • to hold onto something,but You're holding onto them
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  • but You're holding onto themso that as we take hold of that
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  • so that as we take hold of thatfor which You took hold of us,
  • 00:21:01.990 --> 00:21:03.558
  • for which You took hold of us,we are not striving
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  • we are not strivingand straining,
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  • and straining,but trusting
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  • but trustingand believing.
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  • - Right now, in this moment,
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  • - Right now, in this moment,your life is being steered
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  • your life is being steeredin a direction.
  • 00:21:15.537 --> 00:21:17.539
  • in a direction.It may be toward your calling,
  • 00:21:17.539 --> 00:21:18.206
  • It may be toward your calling,it may be away
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  • it may be awayfrom your calling.
  • 00:21:19.541 --> 00:21:20.542
  • driven buy something,
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  • driven buy something,like a ship in the water.
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  • like a ship in the water.The destination is determined
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  • The destination is determinedby who or what is at the wheel.
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  • by who or what is at the wheel.If you're steering
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  • If you're steeringby your feelings,
  • 00:21:31.386 --> 00:21:33.488
  • by your feelings,instead of by the spirit of God,
  • 00:21:33.488 --> 00:21:34.389
  • instead of by the spirit of God,it's just a matter of time
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  • it's just a matter of timebefore you get off course.
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  • before you get off course.Sometimes, it happens slowly.
  • 00:21:37.626 --> 00:21:38.427
  • Sometimes, it happens slowly.We don't even realize
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  • We don't even realizethe gradual drift.
  • 00:21:40.162 --> 00:21:41.029
  • the gradual drift.Because, the world's gets us
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  • Because, the world's gets uswalking in its ways;
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  • walking in its ways;what we see, what we feel,
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  • what we see, what we feel,what we think.
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  • we have to learn how to
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  • we have to learn how totrain ourselves differently,
  • 00:21:52.607 --> 00:21:54.409
  • train ourselves differently,because feelings come and go.
  • 00:21:54.409 --> 00:21:55.477
  • because feelings come and go.I mean, one minute,
  • 00:21:55.477 --> 00:21:56.578
  • I mean, one minute,you're telling yourself that
  • 00:21:56.578 --> 00:21:57.913
  • you're telling yourself thatyou can take on the world.
  • 00:21:57.913 --> 00:21:58.513
  • you can take on the world.And the next minute,
  • 00:21:58.513 --> 00:21:59.147
  • And the next minute,all you wanna do
  • 00:21:59.147 --> 00:22:00.615
  • all you wanna dois get under the covers
  • 00:22:00.615 --> 00:22:01.883
  • is get under the coverswith some cookies.
  • 00:22:01.883 --> 00:22:02.484
  • with some cookies.I know you know
  • 00:22:02.484 --> 00:22:03.652
  • I know you knowwhat I am saying.
  • 00:22:03.652 --> 00:22:04.653
  • what I am saying.God's truth
  • 00:22:04.653 --> 00:22:06.555
  • God's truthis the only constant.
  • 00:22:06.555 --> 00:22:08.090
  • is the only constant.It's time to fix your focus
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  • It's time to fix your focuson the provision of God
  • 00:22:09.891 --> 00:22:11.126
  • on the provision of Godnot the lack in your life.
  • 00:22:11.126 --> 00:22:12.127
  • not the lack in your life.Protection of God,
  • 00:22:12.127 --> 00:22:13.261
  • Protection of God,not the danger around you.
  • 00:22:13.261 --> 00:22:15.063
  • not the danger around you.And the purposes of God
  • 00:22:15.063 --> 00:22:16.298
  • And the purposes of Godinstead of whatever
  • 00:22:16.298 --> 00:22:17.632
  • instead of whateverlittle urgent crises
  • 00:22:17.632 --> 00:22:19.301
  • little urgent crisespops up in your day.
  • 00:22:19.301 --> 00:22:20.435
  • pops up in your day.You can survive the storms
  • 00:22:20.435 --> 00:22:22.104
  • - I connect with God
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  • - I connect with Godat the level of thought,
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  • at the level of thought,which would be fine,
  • 00:22:27.042 --> 00:22:28.310
  • which would be fine,if God spoke to me
  • 00:22:28.310 --> 00:22:29.344
  • if God spoke to meat the level of thought
  • 00:22:29.344 --> 00:22:30.912
  • at the level of thoughtand He was the only One
  • 00:22:30.912 --> 00:22:32.647
  • and He was the only Onewho spoke that way.
  • 00:22:32.647 --> 00:22:34.516
  • who spoke that way.So, now, I got God speaking
  • 00:22:34.516 --> 00:22:36.785
  • So, now, I got God speakingto me through my thoughts,
  • 00:22:36.785 --> 00:22:37.719
  • to me through my thoughts,I've got the enemy
  • 00:22:37.719 --> 00:22:39.054
  • I've got the enemytrying to speak against
  • 00:22:39.054 --> 00:22:40.422
  • trying to speak againstwhat God spoke to me
  • 00:22:40.422 --> 00:22:42.190
  • what God spoke to methrough my thoughts.
  • 00:22:42.190 --> 00:22:43.191
  • through my thoughts.One is telling me:
  • 00:22:43.191 --> 00:22:44.292
  • One is telling me:“Your greatest years
  • 00:22:44.292 --> 00:22:45.494
  • “Your greatest yearsare ahead of you.”
  • 00:22:45.494 --> 00:22:46.895
  • are ahead of you.”One is telling me:
  • 00:22:46.895 --> 00:22:47.629
  • One is telling me:“You've already done
  • 00:22:47.629 --> 00:22:48.363
  • “You've already doneall the good things
  • 00:22:48.363 --> 00:22:49.398
  • all the good thingsyou're gonna do.
  • 00:22:49.398 --> 00:22:50.465
  • you're gonna do.You better ride it out,
  • 00:22:50.465 --> 00:22:51.333
  • You better ride it out,because it won't be
  • 00:22:51.333 --> 00:22:52.267
  • because it won't bemuch longer.”
  • 00:22:52.267 --> 00:22:53.468
  • much longer.”And God is saying,
  • 00:22:53.468 --> 00:22:55.670
  • And God is saying,“You have gone as far
  • 00:22:55.670 --> 00:22:57.038
  • “You have gone as faras you can go
  • 00:22:57.038 --> 00:22:58.507
  • as you can goholding onto
  • 00:22:58.507 --> 00:23:00.275
  • holding ontowhat you used to be.
  • 00:23:00.275 --> 00:23:03.545
  • what you used to be.This requires that the excuses
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  • This requires that the excusesthat have become
  • 00:23:04.079 --> 00:23:06.047
  • that have becomeso embedded in your life
  • 00:23:06.047 --> 00:23:07.916
  • so embedded in your lifehave to be left behind
  • 00:23:07.916 --> 00:23:09.184
  • have to be left behindat the spot
  • 00:23:09.184 --> 00:23:10.619
  • at the spotof your transformation
  • 00:23:10.619 --> 00:23:11.420
  • of your transformationbecause you're in
  • 00:23:11.420 --> 00:23:13.588
  • because you're intransition, now.
  • 00:23:13.588 --> 00:23:15.457
  • transition, now.You cannot take hold
  • 00:23:15.457 --> 00:23:17.025
  • You cannot take holdof what's new,
  • 00:23:17.025 --> 00:23:18.226
  • of what's new,while you have a death-grip
  • 00:23:18.226 --> 00:23:19.728
  • while you have a death-gripon what's old.
  • 00:23:19.728 --> 00:23:21.530
  • on what's old.But the good news is,
  • 00:23:21.530 --> 00:23:22.397
  • But the good news is,if you feel like
  • 00:23:22.397 --> 00:23:24.433
  • if you feel likeyou've got so far to go,
  • 00:23:24.433 --> 00:23:26.001
  • you've got so far to go,that is a good sign
  • 00:23:26.001 --> 00:23:27.102
  • that is a good signthat you are actually
  • 00:23:27.102 --> 00:23:28.904
  • that you are actuallygetting closer to God.
  • 00:23:28.904 --> 00:23:30.539
  • getting closer to God.If you are being tested,
  • 00:23:30.539 --> 00:23:32.374
  • If you are being tested,you are in transition.
  • 00:23:32.374 --> 00:23:34.609
  • you are in transition.The greatest oil of anointing
  • 00:23:34.609 --> 00:23:35.911
  • The greatest oil of anointingcomes in the place
  • 00:23:35.911 --> 00:23:37.712
  • - Discouragement
  • 00:23:39.314 --> 00:23:40.081
  • has a way of showing up
  • 00:23:40.081 --> 00:23:40.782
  • in our lives
  • 00:23:40.782 --> 00:23:42.651
  • during transitional seasons,
  • 00:23:42.651 --> 00:23:43.919
  • but that doesn't mean that God
  • 00:23:43.919 --> 00:23:45.387
  • isn't with you in it.
  • 00:23:45.387 --> 00:23:46.688
  • Call today to get your copy
  • 00:23:46.688 --> 00:23:48.423
  • of “Trusting God in Transition”,
  • 00:23:48.423 --> 00:23:49.858
  • and learn how God is working,
  • 00:23:49.858 --> 00:23:50.659
  • even when it doesn't
  • 00:23:50.659 --> 00:23:51.026
  • - "This telephone
  • 00:23:53.094 --> 00:23:54.329
  • has too many shortcomings
  • 00:23:54.329 --> 00:23:55.564
  • to be seriously considered
  • 00:23:55.564 --> 00:23:57.365
  • as a means of communication.
  • 00:23:57.365 --> 00:23:58.667
  • The device is inherently
  • 00:23:58.667 --> 00:24:00.268
  • of no value to us."
  • 00:24:00.268 --> 00:24:01.203
  • -- Western Union,
  • 00:24:01.203 --> 00:24:03.371
  • - "The horse is here to stay,
  • 00:24:05.640 --> 00:24:06.908
  • but the automobile is only
  • 00:24:06.908 --> 00:24:08.810
  • a novelty, a fad."
  • 00:24:08.810 --> 00:24:09.311
  • -- President of
  • 00:24:09.311 --> 00:24:10.512
  • the Michigan Savings Bank
  • 00:24:10.512 --> 00:24:12.547
  • - "Television won't last
  • 00:24:16.318 --> 00:24:17.285
  • because people will soon
  • 00:24:17.285 --> 00:24:18.520
  • get tired of staring
  • 00:24:18.520 --> 00:24:20.355
  • at a plywood box every night."
  • 00:24:20.355 --> 00:24:21.857
  • -- Darryl Zanuck, movie producer
  • 00:24:21.857 --> 00:24:23.725
  • - -- my whole, entire family;
  • 00:24:24.960 --> 00:24:25.861
  • - "There's no reason
  • 00:24:27.462 --> 00:24:28.697
  • for any individual
  • 00:24:28.697 --> 00:24:30.599
  • to have a computer in his home."
  • 00:24:30.599 --> 00:24:31.566
  • -- World Future Society
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  • - Throughout the years,
  • 00:24:36.137 --> 00:24:36.838
  • people have made
  • 00:24:36.838 --> 00:24:38.039
  • some pretty inaccurate
  • 00:24:38.039 --> 00:24:40.075
  • assumptions.
  • 00:24:40.075 --> 00:24:41.209
  • Technologies that were only
  • 00:24:41.209 --> 00:24:43.278
  • supposed to be an expensive fad
  • 00:24:43.278 --> 00:24:46.748
  • have shaped an entire society.
  • 00:24:46.748 --> 00:24:47.749
  • It is our main form
  • 00:24:47.749 --> 00:24:49.851
  • of communication,
  • 00:24:49.851 --> 00:24:50.285
  • of connecting
  • 00:24:50.285 --> 00:24:52.988
  • with like-minded people,
  • 00:24:52.988 --> 00:24:54.990
  • of bettering ourselves,
  • 00:24:54.990 --> 00:24:58.560
  • of bettering our communities,
  • 00:24:58.560 --> 00:24:59.561
  • it connects us in ways
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  • - Hey, daddy,
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  • - Hey, daddy,
  • 00:25:08.136 --> 00:25:09.704
  • - Hey, Mom,
  • 00:25:10.705 --> 00:25:12.774
  • [gasping]
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  • - We aren't just limited
  • 00:25:16.545 --> 00:25:17.812
  • - -- take their first ride
  • 00:25:19.481 --> 00:25:20.549
  • - -- take their first rideinto space.
  • 00:25:20.549 --> 00:25:21.816
  • into space.Aerodynamic structure,
  • 00:25:21.816 --> 00:25:22.517
  • - Industries thrive
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  • on the ability
  • 00:25:26.154 --> 00:25:27.656
  • to utilize technology
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  • - E-fam is our online family
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  • - E-fam is our online familyat Elevation Church.
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  • at Elevation Church.It doesn't matter
  • 00:25:40.101 --> 00:25:41.069
  • It doesn't matterwhere you call home,
  • 00:25:41.069 --> 00:25:42.137
  • where you call home,becoming part of our E-fam
  • 00:25:42.137 --> 00:25:43.305
  • becoming part of our E-famis as simple as joining
  • 00:25:43.305 --> 00:25:45.807
  • is as simple as joiningus online each week.
  • 00:25:45.807 --> 00:25:47.342
  • us online each week.Each weekend we broadcast
  • 00:25:47.342 --> 00:25:48.543
  • Each weekend we broadcastour worship experiences
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  • our worship experiencesto thousands of people
  • 00:25:49.311 --> 00:25:51.580
  • to thousands of peoplearound the world.
  • 00:25:51.580 --> 00:25:52.514
  • around the world.It's so simple for you
  • 00:25:52.514 --> 00:25:53.682
  • It's so simple for youto join the huge move of God
  • 00:25:53.682 --> 00:25:54.316
  • to join the huge move of Godthat's happening
  • 00:25:54.316 --> 00:25:55.483
  • that's happeningthrough our E-fam,
  • 00:25:55.483 --> 00:25:56.151
  • through our E-fam,by tuning into experiences
  • 00:25:56.151 --> 00:25:58.219
  • by tuning into experienceson the weekend or on demand,
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  • on the weekend or on demand,when it's convenient for you.
  • 00:26:01.323 --> 00:26:01.990
  • when it's convenient for you.When you participate,
  • 00:26:01.990 --> 00:26:02.757
  • When you participate,you'll experience
  • 00:26:02.757 --> 00:26:04.059
  • you'll experienceawesome worship music,
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  • awesome worship music,preaching, and community
  • 00:26:05.627 --> 00:26:06.461
  • preaching, and communitywith people tuning in,
  • 00:26:06.461 --> 00:26:09.064
  • with people tuning in,just like yourself.
  • 00:26:09.064 --> 00:26:10.398
  • just like yourself.You can have a deeper connection
  • 00:26:10.398 --> 00:26:11.299
  • You can have a deeper connectionby joining an E-Group
  • 00:26:11.299 --> 00:26:12.300
  • by joining an E-Groupand an E-Team,
  • 00:26:12.300 --> 00:26:13.802
  • and an E-Team,giving online and connecting
  • 00:26:13.802 --> 00:26:15.303
  • giving online and connectingwith other E-fam near you
  • 00:26:15.303 --> 00:26:17.405
  • with other E-fam near youthough watch parties.
  • 00:26:17.405 --> 00:26:18.073
  • though watch parties.Wherever you find
  • 00:26:18.073 --> 00:26:18.573
  • Wherever you findyourself in life,
  • 00:26:18.573 --> 00:26:19.641
  • yourself in life,we wanna be a place
  • 00:26:19.641 --> 00:26:20.275
  • we wanna be a placeyou can depend on
  • 00:26:20.275 --> 00:26:21.943
  • you can depend onfor receiving inspiration
  • 00:26:21.943 --> 00:26:24.379
  • for receiving inspirationencouragement and support.
  • 00:26:24.379 --> 00:26:25.180
  • encouragement and support.Grow your faith,
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  • - ♪ Unto the Lamb ♪
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  • - ♪ Unto the Lamb ♪♪ Honor and glory ♪
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  • ♪ Honor and glory ♪♪ Worthy is He ♪
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  • ♪ Worthy is He ♪♪ Who overcame ♪
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  • ♪ Who overcame ♪♪ Buried in shame ♪
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  • ♪ Buried in shame ♪♪ Risen in power ♪
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  • ♪ Risen in power ♪♪ He is alive ♪
  • 00:26:56.144 --> 00:26:56.878
  • ♪ He is alive ♪♪ And the stone ♪
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  • ♪ All our worship ♪
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  • ♪ All our worship ♪♪ Will belong to Him ♪
  • 00:27:05.353 --> 00:27:08.657
  • ♪ Will belong to Him ♪♪ Forever ♪
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  • ♪ Forever ♪♪ Death is conquered ♪
  • 00:27:10.925 --> 00:27:12.327
  • ♪ Death is conquered ♪♪ And our Savior ♪
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  • ♪ And our Savior ♪♪ Holds the keys ♪
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  • ♪ Holds the keys ♪♪ There is a name ♪
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  • ♪ There is a name ♪♪ That reigns above ♪
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  • ♪ That reigns above ♪♪ All others ♪
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  • ♪ All others ♪♪ Jesus Christ ♪
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