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Staying Power Part 2

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January 3, 2021
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Pastor Steven Furtick teaches us how to start making sense of setbacks.

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  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
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  • to grow your faith
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  • and hear Biblical teaching
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  • to encourage and inspire you,
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  • this is a great place to start,
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  • but this is more
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  • than just a TV episode,
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  • it's an opportunity to connect
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  • with a growing community
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  • of believers,
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  • all over the world.
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  • It's as simple as joining us
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  • online each week
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  • for the live broadcast
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  • of our worship experiences,
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  • where you'll get to worship,
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  • hear incredible preaching,
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  • and get to participate
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  • in the community
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  • of people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - One text message
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  • - One text messagecan change the next three years
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  • can change the next three yearsof your life in 80 characters.
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  • of your life in 80 characters.Out of nowhere.
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  • Out of nowhere.That's the first storm,
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  • That's the first storm,the one you can't control.
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  • the one you can't control.And you can't do anything
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  • And you can't do anythingabout the current
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  • about the currentcrossing the current
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  • crossing the currentin the stormy conditions.
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  • in the stormy conditions.I mean, some storms
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  • I mean, some stormsare just seasonal.
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  • are just seasonal.Some storms can't be avoided.
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  • Some storms can't be avoided.Some storms, I mean,
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  • Some storms, I mean,I can't control
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  • I can't controlwhat happens in China,
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  • what somebody does in Michigan.
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  • what somebody does in Michigan.I can't control certain things,
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  • I can't control certain things,but God said to tell you,
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  • but God said to tell you,don't create a second storm
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  • don't create a second stormby your decisions.
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  • See, you can ask God
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  • See, you can ask Godto protect you
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  • to protect youin the first storm.
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  • in the first storm."God, I don't know what to do,
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  • "God, I don't know what to do,you do.
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  • you do.God, I can't do anything
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  • God, I can't do anythingabout this,
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  • about this,you can."
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  • you can."But what a lot of us
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  • But what a lot of ushave been doing in this season
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  • have been doing in this seasonof uncertainty,
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  • of uncertainty,we have been creating
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  • we have been creatingsecond storms that are worse
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  • second storms that are worsethan the first.
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  • than the first.So let me break this down
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  • So let me break this downall the way,
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  • all the way,like I'm cutting up
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  • like I'm cutting upsome filet mignon
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  • some filet mignonwhere a two-year-old can eat it.
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  • where a two-year-old can eat it.This is a good word
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  • This is a good wordfor anybody who you've been
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  • for anybody who you've beendealing with depression,
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  • dealing with depression,but you've been drinking
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  • but you've been drinkingto get through it.
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  • to get through it.- CONGREGATION: Wow.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Wow.Wow.
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  • Wow.- Now, depression is something
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  • - Now, depression is somethingthat happens to a lot of us.
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  • that happens to a lot of us.I mean, I don't know anybody
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  • I mean, I don't know anybodywho hasn't had a season
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  • who hasn't had a seasonof darkness in their life.
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  • of darkness in their life.But if I try to drive out
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  • But if I try to drive outdarkness with darkness,
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  • darkness with darkness,and I depend on something
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  • and I depend on somethingin the darkness that is
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  • in the darkness that isgoing to make me
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  • going to make meaddicted to something
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  • addicted to somethingeven when the light comes up,
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  • even when the light comes up,the second storm is worse
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  • the second storm is worsethan the first.
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  • than the first.I have to be really careful.
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  • I have to be really careful.Like, if my kids do something
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  • Like, if my kids do somethingthat makes me mad --
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  • that makes me mad --I said I wouldn't preach
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  • I said I wouldn't preacha parenting sermon,
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  • a parenting sermon,but here's a little technique
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  • but here's a little techniquethat I've learned.
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  • that I've learned.Don't let your response
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  • Don't let your responsebe a bad example
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  • be a bad examplefor the behavior
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  • for the behavioryou're trying to correct.
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  • you're trying to correct.Stop screaming!
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  • Stop screaming!I think this is contradictory.
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  • I think this is contradictory.I think my kids
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  • I think my kidsare confused right now.
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  • are confused right now.Now a lot of us are dealing
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  • Now a lot of us are dealingwith loneliness right now
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  • with loneliness right nowin this season.
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  • in this season.That's a storm
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  • That's a stormthat you can't always control.
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  • that you can't always control.But if you run
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  • But if you runto places in the storm
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  • to places in the stormthat are more dangerous
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  • that are more dangerousthan the storm itself --
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  • than the storm itself --how many times have you left
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  • how many times have you lefta place that you didn't like?
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  • a place that you didn't like?Some of you left
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  • Some of you lefta church you didn't like.
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  • a church you didn't like.And the problem is,
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  • And the problem is,you can't change
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  • Staying power.
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  • Staying power.Staying power.
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  • Staying power.Paul was a church planter.
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  • Paul was a church planter.Anything you plant
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  • Anything you plantis only as good as the roots.
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  • is only as good as the roots.Starting power
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  • Starting powerwithout staying power.
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  • without staying power."Oh man, I'm excited
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  • "Oh man, I'm excitedabout this quarantine.
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  • about this quarantine.I'm excited.
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  • I'm excited.I've got time to spend
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  • I've got time to spendwith the Lord, now."
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  • with the Lord, now."You and the Lord got lonely.
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  • You and the Lord got lonely.And now, I don't know
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  • And now, I don't knowwho this is for,
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  • who this is for,but I'm gonna say it,
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  • but I'm gonna say it,'cause I feel like
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  • 'cause I feel likeit's by the spirit of God.
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  • it's by the spirit of God.Don't run to a relationship
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  • Don't run to a relationshipto solve loneliness
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  • to solve lonelinessthat is a compromise
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  • that is a compromiseof your character.
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  • of your character.The second storm might be
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  • The second storm might beworse than the first.
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  • worse than the first.Don't run to something
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  • Don't run to somethingbecause you're lonely
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  • because you're lonelythat is ultimately going
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  • that is ultimately goingto put you in a condition
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  • to put you in a conditionwhere you end up
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  • where you end uplike the sailors
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  • like the sailorsin Acts 27:20.
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  • in Acts 27:20.We have no hope.
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  • We have no hope.We have no hope.
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  • We have no hope.See, because what they were
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  • See, because what they wereguiding by went away.
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  • guiding by went away.I don't know if you saw this
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  • I don't know if you saw thisin Acts 27:20.
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  • in Acts 27:20.I'd love it if we could
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  • I'd love it if we couldput it back
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  • put it backon the screen, please.
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  • on the screen, please.Acts 27:20.
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  • Acts 27:20.Because I think this is
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  • Because I think this iswhere it gets tricky to steer.
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  • where it gets tricky to steer.You know, as long as you
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  • You know, as long as youkind of have a reference point
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  • kind of have a reference pointto know what's normal,
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  • to know what's normal,or what's good,
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  • or what's good,or how much time,
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  • or how much time,these things really
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  • these things reallyhelp in life.
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  • help in life.But in Acts 27:20,
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  • But in Acts 27:20,I felt it was relevant
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  • He said, "When neither sun
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  • He said, "When neither sunnor stars appeared
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  • nor stars appearedfor many days.
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  • for many days.When neither sun nor stars
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  • When neither sun nor starsappeared for many days,
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  • appeared for many days,and the storm continued raging".
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  • and they could keep believing,
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  • and they could keep believing,but when the stars disappeared,
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  • but when the stars disappeared,they lost hope.
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  • they lost hope.When what you were guiding by
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  • When what you were guiding bygoes away,
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  • goes away,and every day just
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  • and every day justlooks the same
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  • looks the sameand feels the same,
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  • and feels the same,now I get to feeling
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  • now I get to feelinglike this is endless.
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  • like this is endless.Now I get to feeling like
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  • Now I get to feeling likemaybe these chains
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  • maybe these chainsare never gonna break,
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  • are never gonna break,this storm is never gonna cease.
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  • this storm is never gonna cease.They lost hope.
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  • They lost hope.And we know they lost hope,
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  • And we know they lost hope,because Luke says
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  • and the only way Luke
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  • and the only way Lukecould know they lost hope
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  • could know they lost hopeis because they must've been
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  • is because they must've beensaying there's no hope.
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  • saying there's no hope.I mean, come on.
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  • I mean, come on.It's not like hope
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  • It's not like hopeis something that you can see
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  • is something that you can seeon someone's forehead.
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  • on someone's forehead.How's your hope?
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  • How's your hope?There's no meter for that.
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  • There's no meter for that.It's not a video game.
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  • It's not a video game.You don't have
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  • You don't havea little power bar.
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  • a little power bar.Right?
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  • Right?They must've been saying,
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  • They must've been saying,"It's hopeless."
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  • "It's hopeless."They must've been saying that.
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  • and he decides that
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  • and he decides thatwhat you go through
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  • what you go throughdoesn't determine
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  • doesn't determinewhere you end up.
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  • where you end up.What you go through
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  • What you go throughdoesn't determine
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  • doesn't determinewhere you end up.
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  • where you end up.Who you listen to
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  • Who you listen todetermines where you end up.
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  • determines where you end up.'Cause I think right now
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  • 'Cause I think right nowyou are walking through a valley
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  • you are walking through a valleybetween two voices.
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  • between two voices.One is wisdom, one is worry.
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  • One is wisdom, one is worry.One is gratitude,
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  • One is gratitude,one is grumbling.
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  • one is grumbling.One is blame; one is faith.
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  • One is blame; one is faith."Now wait, Pastor Steve.
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  • "Now wait, Pastor Steve.Wait, Pastor Stephen,
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  • Wait, Pastor Stephen,with a ph.
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  • with a ph.Wait a minute.
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  • Wait a minute.The opposite of faith
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  • The opposite of faithis doubt."
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  • is doubt."No, no, no.
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  • No, no, no.Doubt doesn't keep you
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  • Doubt doesn't keep youfrom having faith.
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  • from having faith.Doubt gives you something
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  • Doubt gives you somethingto have faith for.
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  • to have faith for.But blame will block faith
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  • But blame will block faithevery time.
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  • every time.Blame will always block faith.
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  • Blame will always block faith.So Paul, watch him shift.
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  • So Paul, watch him shift.He's like, "Y'all should've
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  • He's like, "Y'all should'velistened to me.
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  • listened to me.But if I blame you,
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  • But if I blame you,I can't trust God.
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  • I can't trust God.If I blame you,
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  • If I blame you,it is going to block me
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  • it is going to block mefrom receiving what I need
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  • from receiving what I needfrom God in this moment.
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  • from God in this moment.So you should've listened to me.
  • 00:07:35.074 --> 00:07:36.142
  • So you should've listened to me.We could've avoided this."
  • 00:07:36.142 --> 00:07:36.809
  • We could've avoided this."How many know
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  • How many knowand will be honest to say,
  • 00:07:37.877 --> 00:07:38.945
  • and will be honest to say,"There are some storms
  • 00:07:38.945 --> 00:07:39.946
  • "There are some stormsI went through in my life
  • 00:07:39.946 --> 00:07:41.681
  • I went through in my lifethat I could've avoided"?
  • 00:07:41.681 --> 00:07:42.248
  • that I could've avoided"?Come on.
  • 00:07:42.248 --> 00:07:43.216
  • Come on.Point your fingers
  • 00:07:43.216 --> 00:07:45.284
  • Point your fingersup to the air like this.
  • 00:07:45.284 --> 00:07:46.586
  • up to the air like this.It could've been avoided.
  • 00:07:46.586 --> 00:07:47.587
  • It could've been avoided.It could've been avoided.
  • 00:07:47.587 --> 00:07:48.554
  • It could've been avoided.I mean, some of the things
  • 00:07:48.554 --> 00:07:50.089
  • I mean, some of the thingsin my life that I blamed
  • 00:07:50.089 --> 00:07:51.190
  • in my life that I blamedon the devil
  • 00:07:51.190 --> 00:07:52.458
  • on the devilwere really a decision.
  • 00:07:52.458 --> 00:07:52.992
  • were really a decision.They both start
  • 00:07:52.992 --> 00:07:54.093
  • They both startwith the letter d,
  • 00:07:54.093 --> 00:07:55.161
  • with the letter d,but some storms
  • 00:07:55.161 --> 00:07:56.896
  • but some stormscan be avoided.
  • 00:07:56.896 --> 00:08:00.867
  • can be avoided.Ask Jonah.
  • 00:08:00.867 --> 00:08:02.568
  • Ask Jonah.Ask Jonah if some storms
  • 00:08:02.568 --> 00:08:04.704
  • Ask Jonah if some stormscan be avoided.
  • 00:08:04.704 --> 00:08:05.571
  • can be avoided.The only reason Jonah
  • 00:08:05.571 --> 00:08:06.572
  • The only reason Jonahwent through a storm
  • 00:08:06.572 --> 00:08:07.540
  • went through a stormis because he had
  • 00:08:07.540 --> 00:08:09.275
  • is because he hadan appointment.
  • 00:08:09.275 --> 00:08:10.443
  • an appointment.God said, "I'd rather
  • 00:08:10.443 --> 00:08:13.045
  • God said, "I'd rathertake you through a storm.
  • 00:08:13.045 --> 00:08:14.113
  • take you through a storm.I'd rather take you
  • 00:08:14.113 --> 00:08:15.581
  • I'd rather take youthrough a hard time
  • 00:08:15.581 --> 00:08:17.517
  • through a hard timethan have you waste your life
  • 00:08:17.517 --> 00:08:20.820
  • than have you waste your lifein the wrong place.
  • 00:08:20.820 --> 00:08:22.054
  • in the wrong place.Now we gotta get you there.
  • 00:08:22.054 --> 00:08:23.389
  • Now we gotta get you there.If I have to send a storm
  • 00:08:23.389 --> 00:08:24.490
  • If I have to send a stormto get you there,
  • 00:08:24.490 --> 00:08:25.825
  • to get you there,if I have to shut it down
  • 00:08:25.825 --> 00:08:26.859
  • if I have to shut it downto get you there,
  • 00:08:26.859 --> 00:08:28.594
  • to get you there,if I have to remove people
  • 00:08:28.594 --> 00:08:30.630
  • if I have to remove peopleand comfort to get you there,
  • 00:08:30.630 --> 00:08:33.065
  • and comfort to get you there,you're gonna get there,
  • 00:08:33.065 --> 00:08:33.699
  • you're gonna get there,if you listen
  • 00:08:33.699 --> 00:08:36.168
  • if you listento the right voice."
  • 00:08:36.168 --> 00:08:37.236
  • to the right voice."Paul stood up and said,
  • 00:08:37.236 --> 00:08:38.571
  • Paul stood up and said,"I hear you talking about
  • 00:08:38.571 --> 00:08:39.605
  • "I hear you talking abouthow there's no hope,
  • 00:08:39.605 --> 00:08:41.040
  • how there's no hope,and I hear you talking about
  • 00:08:41.040 --> 00:08:42.909
  • and I hear you talking abouthow it's gonna get worse,
  • 00:08:42.909 --> 00:08:44.310
  • how it's gonna get worse,and I hear you talking about
  • 00:08:44.310 --> 00:08:45.444
  • and I hear you talking abouthow it's just this
  • 00:08:45.444 --> 00:08:46.379
  • how it's just thisand it's just that.
  • 00:08:46.379 --> 00:08:48.180
  • and it's just that.And I hear Democrats talking,
  • 00:08:48.180 --> 00:08:50.049
  • And I hear Democrats talking,and I hear Republicans talking,
  • 00:08:50.049 --> 00:08:51.484
  • and I hear Republicans talking,and I hear people using this
  • 00:08:51.484 --> 00:08:52.785
  • and I hear people using thisfor a political purpose,
  • 00:08:52.785 --> 00:08:54.153
  • for a political purpose,and I hear all this.
  • 00:08:54.153 --> 00:08:54.954
  • and I hear all this.But let me tell you,
  • 00:08:54.954 --> 00:08:56.689
  • But let me tell you,I have an appointment.
  • 00:08:56.689 --> 00:08:59.225
  • I have an appointment.As a matter of fact, last night,
  • 00:08:59.225 --> 00:09:00.960
  • As a matter of fact, last night,I had an appointment.
  • 00:09:00.960 --> 00:09:03.162
  • I had an appointment.I didn't see it on my calendar.
  • 00:09:03.162 --> 00:09:04.630
  • I didn't see it on my calendar.It was off the books."
  • 00:09:04.630 --> 00:09:06.499
  • It was off the books."Paul said, "Last night,
  • 00:09:06.499 --> 00:09:10.870
  • Paul said, "Last night,an angel, an angel, an angel."
  • 00:09:10.870 --> 00:09:11.237
  • an angel, an angel, an angel."Come on.
  • 00:09:11.237 --> 00:09:12.638
  • Come on.I have an appointment
  • 00:09:12.638 --> 00:09:14.373
  • I have an appointmentwith an angel.
  • 00:09:14.373 --> 00:09:15.608
  • with an angel.With an angel.
  • 00:09:15.608 --> 00:09:18.744
  • With an angel.I got angels all around me,
  • 00:09:18.744 --> 00:09:20.146
  • I got angels all around me,protecting me,
  • 00:09:20.146 --> 00:09:21.614
  • protecting me,and keeping me.
  • 00:09:21.614 --> 00:09:24.650
  • and keeping me.I got angels on my side.
  • 00:09:24.650 --> 00:09:27.486
  • I got angels on my side.I've got glory at a head.
  • 00:09:27.486 --> 00:09:29.121
  • I've got glory at a head.I got angels.
  • 00:09:29.121 --> 00:09:32.191
  • I got angels.I'm here 'cause my angel said.
  • 00:09:32.191 --> 00:09:34.827
  • I'm here 'cause my angel said.[Applauding]
  • 00:09:34.827 --> 00:09:36.829
  • [Applauding]You have an appointment
  • 00:09:36.829 --> 00:09:38.464
  • You have an appointmentwith an angel,
  • 00:09:38.464 --> 00:09:39.498
  • with an angel,and you got an angel
  • 00:09:39.498 --> 00:09:40.733
  • and you got an angeltelling you right now
  • 00:09:40.733 --> 00:09:42.101
  • telling you right nowyou're gonna make it.
  • 00:09:42.101 --> 00:09:44.303
  • you're gonna make it.In fact, you're gonna be better.
  • 00:09:44.303 --> 00:09:45.404
  • In fact, you're gonna be better.Y'all ignore my button
  • 00:09:45.404 --> 00:09:47.273
  • Y'all ignore my buttonpopped open in my shirt.
  • 00:09:47.273 --> 00:09:48.574
  • popped open in my shirt.I'm trying to bench press
  • 00:09:48.574 --> 00:09:50.142
  • I'm trying to bench pressthe Word of God today.
  • 00:09:50.142 --> 00:09:51.744
  • the Word of God today.It's getting rough up here.
  • 00:09:51.744 --> 00:09:52.578
  • It's getting rough up here.But tell somebody,
  • 00:09:52.578 --> 00:09:53.679
  • But tell somebody,"I got an angel.
  • 00:09:53.679 --> 00:09:54.947
  • "I got an angel.It's all right."
  • 00:09:54.947 --> 00:09:55.915
  • It's all right."It's all right.
  • 00:09:55.915 --> 00:09:57.216
  • It's all right.I got an angel.
  • 00:09:57.216 --> 00:09:58.651
  • I got an angel.I got an angel.
  • 00:09:58.651 --> 00:10:02.254
  • I got an angel.Now who you gonna listen to?
  • 00:10:02.254 --> 00:10:04.423
  • Now who you gonna listen to?Your angel or your enemy?
  • 00:10:04.423 --> 00:10:06.792
  • Your angel or your enemy?My angel said I'm gonna make it.
  • 00:10:06.792 --> 00:10:09.395
  • My angel said I'm gonna make it.My angel said I'm right on time.
  • 00:10:09.395 --> 00:10:11.330
  • My angel said I'm right on time.My angel said it's working
  • 00:10:11.330 --> 00:10:18.070
  • My angel said it's workingfor my -- I got staying power.
  • 00:10:18.070 --> 00:10:20.272
  • for my -- I got staying power.I got staying power.
  • 00:10:20.272 --> 00:10:21.707
  • I got staying power.I love what the angel said
  • 00:10:21.707 --> 00:10:22.708
  • I love what the angel saidto Paul.
  • 00:10:22.708 --> 00:10:24.744
  • to Paul."You can't die in this storm.
  • 00:10:24.744 --> 00:10:26.746
  • "You can't die in this storm.You have an appointment in Rome.
  • 00:10:26.746 --> 00:10:27.980
  • You have an appointment in Rome.You have to stand trial
  • 00:10:27.980 --> 00:10:28.914
  • You have to stand trialin Caesar.
  • 00:10:28.914 --> 00:10:30.516
  • in Caesar.Can I give you the good news?
  • 00:10:30.516 --> 00:10:31.350
  • Can I give you the good news?You're not gonna die
  • 00:10:31.350 --> 00:10:32.785
  • You're not gonna diein this trial.
  • 00:10:32.785 --> 00:10:34.387
  • in this trial.Can I give you the bad news?
  • 00:10:34.387 --> 00:10:36.022
  • Can I give you the bad news?You got a bigger one ahead."
  • 00:10:36.022 --> 00:10:40.359
  • You got a bigger one ahead."[Cheering]
  • 00:10:40.359 --> 00:10:42.895
  • [Cheering]Greater things,
  • 00:10:42.895 --> 00:10:44.964
  • better stories.
  • 00:10:48.200 --> 00:10:49.201
  • better stories.I got an angel.
  • 00:10:49.201 --> 00:10:50.403
  • I got an angel.I got an appointment.
  • 00:10:50.403 --> 00:10:51.804
  • I got an appointment.So Paul's like,
  • 00:10:51.804 --> 00:10:53.239
  • So Paul's like,"Oh, I can't die."
  • 00:10:53.239 --> 00:10:56.008
  • "Oh, I can't die."Did you ever watch a TV show,
  • 00:10:56.008 --> 00:10:58.244
  • Did you ever watch a TV show,and you knew?
  • 00:10:58.244 --> 00:10:58.878
  • and you knew?I remember we started watching
  • 00:10:58.878 --> 00:11:00.413
  • I remember we started watchingthat zombie show,
  • 00:11:00.413 --> 00:11:01.280
  • that zombie show,back before that looked
  • 00:11:01.280 --> 00:11:02.415
  • back before that lookedjust like the news.
  • 00:11:02.415 --> 00:11:03.315
  • just like the news.What was it called?
  • 00:11:03.315 --> 00:11:04.050
  • What was it called?"The Walking Dead."
  • 00:11:04.050 --> 00:11:06.752
  • "The Walking Dead."[Laughing]
  • 00:11:06.752 --> 00:11:08.688
  • [Laughing]And the trailer
  • 00:11:08.688 --> 00:11:09.488
  • And the trailerused to come on.
  • 00:11:09.488 --> 00:11:10.322
  • used to come on.Don't send me a thing
  • 00:11:10.322 --> 00:11:11.691
  • Don't send me a thingabout the Word of God
  • 00:11:11.691 --> 00:11:12.358
  • about the Word of Godand "The Walking Dead".
  • 00:11:12.358 --> 00:11:13.125
  • and "The Walking Dead".It's in the Bible,
  • 00:11:13.125 --> 00:11:14.160
  • It's in the Bible,the walking dead.
  • 00:11:14.160 --> 00:11:15.294
  • Lazarus, all of it,
  • 00:11:15.861 --> 00:11:16.662
  • Lazarus, all of it,it's all in there.
  • 00:11:16.662 --> 00:11:17.563
  • it's all in there.Same stuff.
  • 00:11:17.563 --> 00:11:19.265
  • Same stuff.All right?
  • 00:11:19.265 --> 00:11:21.100
  • All right?Edit this out.
  • 00:11:21.100 --> 00:11:22.968
  • Edit this out.But I saw the trailer,
  • 00:11:22.968 --> 00:11:26.305
  • But I saw the trailer,and I saw that the same guy
  • 00:11:26.305 --> 00:11:27.940
  • and I saw that the same guythat was in the first episode,
  • 00:11:27.940 --> 00:11:29.075
  • that was in the first episode,he was still in it --
  • 00:11:29.075 --> 00:11:30.209
  • he was still in it --'cause we watched it later.
  • 00:11:30.209 --> 00:11:31.844
  • 'cause we watched it later.But I saw that he was still
  • 00:11:31.844 --> 00:11:35.514
  • But I saw that he was stillin it in the current season.
  • 00:11:35.514 --> 00:11:37.083
  • in it in the current season.So it took some of the suspense
  • 00:11:37.083 --> 00:11:40.619
  • So it took some of the suspenseout of the first season,
  • 00:11:40.619 --> 00:11:42.321
  • out of the first season,the second season,
  • 00:11:42.321 --> 00:11:43.823
  • the second season,the third season,
  • 00:11:43.823 --> 00:11:45.257
  • the third season,the fourth season,
  • 00:11:45.257 --> 00:11:46.525
  • the fourth season,the fifth season.
  • 00:11:46.525 --> 00:11:48.060
  • the fifth season.Now when you have
  • 00:11:48.060 --> 00:11:49.195
  • Now when you havea Word from God
  • 00:11:49.195 --> 00:11:50.262
  • a Word from Godconcerning your life --
  • 00:11:50.262 --> 00:11:51.363
  • concerning your life --and it can be simple.
  • 00:11:51.363 --> 00:11:52.898
  • and it can be simple.He said He would never leave me
  • 00:11:52.898 --> 00:11:54.100
  • He said He would never leave menor forsake me.
  • 00:11:54.100 --> 00:11:55.234
  • nor forsake me.So if He's going
  • 00:11:55.234 --> 00:11:56.969
  • So if He's goingto stay with me,
  • 00:11:56.969 --> 00:11:58.037
  • to stay with me,then whatever happens
  • 00:11:58.037 --> 00:11:59.472
  • then whatever happensin this storm,
  • 00:11:59.472 --> 00:12:01.807
  • in this storm,I already saw --
  • 00:12:01.807 --> 00:12:04.810
  • I already saw --I already saw season six.
  • 00:12:04.810 --> 00:12:06.378
  • I already saw season six.They can't kill Rick.
  • 00:12:06.378 --> 00:12:07.480
  • They can't kill Rick.It doesn't matter
  • 00:12:07.480 --> 00:12:08.848
  • It doesn't matterhow many walkers.
  • 00:12:08.848 --> 00:12:10.382
  • how many walkers.They can't kill him.
  • 00:12:10.382 --> 00:12:13.252
  • They can't kill him.He's gonna -- I saw
  • 00:12:13.252 --> 00:12:15.020
  • He's gonna -- I sawthe season finale.
  • 00:12:15.020 --> 00:12:17.356
  • the season finale.I got the victor --
  • 00:12:17.356 --> 00:12:19.759
  • I got the victor --I got the -- I got it,
  • 00:12:19.759 --> 00:12:20.626
  • I got the -- I got it,I got it.
  • 00:12:20.626 --> 00:12:22.561
  • I got it.I got staying power.
  • 00:12:22.561 --> 00:12:26.899
  • I got staying power.I got the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:12:26.899 --> 00:12:27.833
  • I got the Holy Ghost.I wish we could
  • 00:12:27.833 --> 00:12:29.668
  • I wish we couldhigh five our neighbors.
  • 00:12:29.668 --> 00:12:31.003
  • high five our neighbors.But tell somebody,
  • 00:12:31.003 --> 00:12:32.905
  • But tell somebody,"I'm in the season finale."
  • 00:12:32.905 --> 00:12:37.309
  • "I'm in the season finale."[Applauding]
  • 00:12:37.309 --> 00:12:38.844
  • [Applauding]Staying power.
  • 00:12:38.844 --> 00:12:40.146
  • Staying power.Staying power.
  • 00:12:40.146 --> 00:12:40.913
  • Staying power.That's what we're
  • 00:12:40.913 --> 00:12:42.481
  • That's what we'recelebrating today.
  • 00:12:42.481 --> 00:12:44.917
  • celebrating today.Not that we avoided the storm,
  • 00:12:44.917 --> 00:12:47.486
  • "The crowds were amazed
  • 00:12:52.725 --> 00:12:53.125
  • "The crowds were amazedat his teaching,
  • 00:12:53.125 --> 00:12:53.759
  • at his teaching,because he taught as one
  • 00:12:53.759 --> 00:12:54.226
  • because he taught as onethat had authority,
  • 00:12:54.226 --> 00:12:54.860
  • that had authority,not as one of their
  • 00:12:54.860 --> 00:12:56.028
  • not as one of theirteachers of the law.
  • 00:12:56.028 --> 00:12:56.829
  • teachers of the law.And he shared with them
  • 00:12:56.829 --> 00:12:59.265
  • And he shared with thema parable.
  • 00:12:59.265 --> 00:13:01.600
  • a parable.A certain man built a house."
  • 00:13:01.600 --> 00:13:03.102
  • A certain man built a house."Y'all know this story?
  • 00:13:03.102 --> 00:13:03.602
  • Y'all know this story?It's kind of like
  • 00:13:03.602 --> 00:13:04.303
  • It's kind of likethe big, bad wolf,
  • 00:13:04.303 --> 00:13:05.504
  • the big, bad wolf,but it's the big, bad storm.
  • 00:13:05.504 --> 00:13:06.205
  • but it's the big, bad storm.He said, "Two men
  • 00:13:06.205 --> 00:13:07.606
  • He said, "Two menbuilt a house.
  • 00:13:07.606 --> 00:13:08.474
  • built a house.I'll show you what he's like
  • 00:13:08.474 --> 00:13:09.108
  • I'll show you what he's likewho comes to me
  • 00:13:09.108 --> 00:13:09.675
  • who comes to meand puts my words
  • 00:13:09.675 --> 00:13:10.109
  • and puts my wordsinto practice.
  • 00:13:10.109 --> 00:13:10.743
  • into practice.He's like a wise man
  • 00:13:10.743 --> 00:13:11.277
  • He's like a wise manwill build his house
  • 00:13:11.277 --> 00:13:11.777
  • will build his houseon the rock.
  • 00:13:11.777 --> 00:13:12.378
  • on the rock.The rains came down,
  • 00:13:12.378 --> 00:13:12.912
  • The rains came down,the streams rose,
  • 00:13:12.912 --> 00:13:13.312
  • the streams rose,the winds blew
  • 00:13:13.312 --> 00:13:13.946
  • the winds blewand beat against that house,
  • 00:13:13.946 --> 00:13:14.580
  • and beat against that house,yet it did not fall,
  • 00:13:14.580 --> 00:13:16.348
  • yet it did not fall,because it had its foundation
  • 00:13:16.348 --> 00:13:17.650
  • because it had its foundationon the rock."
  • 00:13:17.650 --> 00:13:18.818
  • on the rock."You got that?
  • 00:13:18.818 --> 00:13:20.653
  • You got that?Rains came down,
  • 00:13:20.653 --> 00:13:21.921
  • Rains came down,streams rose,
  • 00:13:21.921 --> 00:13:23.088
  • streams rose,winds blew,
  • 00:13:23.088 --> 00:13:25.191
  • winds blew,and beat up the house.
  • 00:13:25.191 --> 00:13:25.691
  • and beat up the house.That's what happened
  • 00:13:25.691 --> 00:13:26.992
  • That's what happenedto the first house.
  • 00:13:26.992 --> 00:13:28.561
  • to the first house.That's the man who had faith.
  • 00:13:28.561 --> 00:13:29.829
  • That's the man who had faith.Somebody say, "I have faith."
  • 00:13:29.829 --> 00:13:30.462
  • Somebody say, "I have faith."- CONGREGATION: I have faith.
  • 00:13:30.462 --> 00:13:31.063
  • - CONGREGATION: I have faith.- I have faith.
  • 00:13:31.063 --> 00:13:31.530
  • - I have faith.I have faith.
  • 00:13:31.530 --> 00:13:32.264
  • I have faith.I have faith.
  • 00:13:32.264 --> 00:13:34.033
  • I have faith.But listen to what happened
  • 00:13:34.033 --> 00:13:34.567
  • But listen to what happenedto the second man.
  • 00:13:34.567 --> 00:13:35.301
  • to the second man.He was foolish.
  • 00:13:35.301 --> 00:13:35.701
  • He was foolish.He didn't do
  • 00:13:35.701 --> 00:13:36.936
  • He didn't dowhat Jesus had instructed.
  • 00:13:36.936 --> 00:13:37.970
  • what Jesus had instructed.Instead, he built his house
  • 00:13:37.970 --> 00:13:40.105
  • Instead, he built his houseon a sandy foundation,
  • 00:13:40.105 --> 00:13:41.540
  • on a sandy foundation,not a strong foundation.
  • 00:13:41.540 --> 00:13:42.608
  • not a strong foundation.He built his house on something
  • 00:13:42.608 --> 00:13:44.176
  • He built his house on somethingthat was not stable.
  • 00:13:44.176 --> 00:13:46.011
  • that was not stable.And it says that the storm came.
  • 00:13:46.011 --> 00:13:46.979
  • And it says that the storm came.The winds blew,
  • 00:13:46.979 --> 00:13:47.680
  • The winds blew,the rains came down,
  • 00:13:47.680 --> 00:13:48.214
  • the rains came down,the streams rose,
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  • the streams rose,the winds blew
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  • the winds blewand beat against the house.
  • 00:13:49.248 --> 00:13:49.682
  • and beat against the house.Rain came down,
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  • Rain came down,streams rose,
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  • streams rose,winds blew
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  • winds blewand beat against the house.
  • 00:13:51.517 --> 00:13:53.953
  • and beat against the house.The rain came down.
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  • The rain came down.What happened?
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  • What happened?That's what happened to the man
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  • That's what happened to the manwho did the right thing.
  • 00:14:01.527 --> 00:14:04.864
  • who did the right thing.Same storm.
  • 00:14:04.864 --> 00:14:10.803
  • Same storm.Same storm.
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  • Same storm.What I wanted to preach today
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  • What I wanted to preach todaywas the storm is over.
  • 00:14:19.712 --> 00:14:22.348
  • was the storm is over.I thought that would be cool.
  • 00:14:22.348 --> 00:14:22.982
  • I thought that would be cool.I thought that would get
  • 00:14:22.982 --> 00:14:25.284
  • I thought that would geta lot of views on YouTube.
  • 00:14:25.284 --> 00:14:28.254
  • a lot of views on YouTube.The storm is over.
  • 00:14:28.254 --> 00:14:30.990
  • The storm is over.But the Lord said,
  • 00:14:30.990 --> 00:14:31.957
  • But the Lord said,"You can't preach that
  • 00:14:31.957 --> 00:14:34.727
  • "You can't preach thatin good conscience.
  • 00:14:34.727 --> 00:14:35.895
  • in good conscience.Because like these men
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  • Because like these menwho were headed to Rome,
  • 00:14:37.730 --> 00:14:38.364
  • who were headed to Rome,and they didn't know
  • 00:14:38.364 --> 00:14:38.964
  • and they didn't knowhow much longer
  • 00:14:38.964 --> 00:14:41.033
  • how much longerthe storm would rage,
  • 00:14:41.033 --> 00:14:43.402
  • the storm would rage,you've got to teach people
  • 00:14:43.402 --> 00:14:44.370
  • you've got to teach peoplehow to keep their hope
  • 00:14:44.370 --> 00:14:49.308
  • how to keep their hopein a storm."
  • 00:14:49.308 --> 00:14:50.109
  • in a storm."The Lord said,
  • 00:14:50.109 --> 00:14:50.876
  • The Lord said,"You've got to preach
  • 00:14:50.876 --> 00:14:53.312
  • "You've got to preachon staying power.
  • 00:14:53.312 --> 00:14:55.281
  • on staying power.You've gotta tell people
  • 00:14:55.281 --> 00:14:58.450
  • You've gotta tell peopleto stay in faith."
  • 00:14:58.450 --> 00:14:59.218
  • to stay in faith."And doesn't it take faith
  • 00:14:59.218 --> 00:15:00.686
  • And doesn't it take faithto stay?
  • 00:15:00.686 --> 00:15:01.620
  • to stay?Huh?
  • 00:15:01.620 --> 00:15:02.554
  • Huh?Come on, be honest.
  • 00:15:02.554 --> 00:15:03.389
  • Come on, be honest.It's just us.
  • 00:15:03.389 --> 00:15:04.490
  • It's just us.There's not even anybody else
  • 00:15:04.490 --> 00:15:05.357
  • There's not even anybody elsein the church.
  • 00:15:05.357 --> 00:15:06.158
  • in the church.It's just you
  • 00:15:06.158 --> 00:15:07.359
  • It's just youand somebody you live with,
  • 00:15:07.359 --> 00:15:07.927
  • and somebody you live with,and you can't even
  • 00:15:07.927 --> 00:15:09.161
  • and you can't evenbe honest with me like this?
  • 00:15:09.161 --> 00:15:10.296
  • be honest with me like this?How are you ever gonna survive
  • 00:15:10.296 --> 00:15:11.130
  • How are you ever gonna survivein the real world?
  • 00:15:11.130 --> 00:15:14.700
  • in the real world?Doesn't it take faith to stay?
  • 00:15:14.700 --> 00:15:18.037
  • Doesn't it take faith to stay?To stay grateful?
  • 00:15:18.037 --> 00:15:18.971
  • To stay grateful?When everything in you
  • 00:15:18.971 --> 00:15:22.041
  • When everything in youwants to complain.
  • 00:15:22.041 --> 00:15:22.975
  • wants to complain.To stay grateful,
  • 00:15:22.975 --> 00:15:25.110
  • To stay grateful,that takes faith.
  • 00:15:25.110 --> 00:15:25.945
  • that takes faith.Come on, man.
  • 00:15:25.945 --> 00:15:27.813
  • Come on, man.Step out of the boat.
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  • Step out of the boat.I know this message
  • 00:15:28.514 --> 00:15:29.682
  • I know this messageis probably going to be
  • 00:15:29.682 --> 00:15:30.616
  • is probably going to bemy least viewed sermon
  • 00:15:30.616 --> 00:15:36.922
  • my least viewed sermonof all time, but stay.
  • 00:15:36.922 --> 00:15:37.756
  • of all time, but stay.'Cause that's not the only thing
  • 00:15:37.756 --> 00:15:38.857
  • 'Cause that's not the only thingI can control right now.
  • 00:15:38.857 --> 00:15:39.725
  • I can control right now.And that's what he said
  • 00:15:39.725 --> 00:15:40.459
  • And that's what he saidwould save them.
  • 00:15:40.459 --> 00:15:41.360
  • would save them.If you stay,
  • 00:15:41.360 --> 00:15:42.361
  • If you stay,you will be saved.
  • 00:15:42.361 --> 00:15:45.097
  • you will be saved.CONGREGATION: Wow.
  • 00:15:45.097 --> 00:15:46.832
  • - That's when they
  • 00:15:47.366 --> 00:15:48.133
  • - That's when theytaunted Jesus.
  • 00:15:48.133 --> 00:15:49.168
  • taunted Jesus.They said, "Come down
  • 00:15:49.168 --> 00:15:51.737
  • They said, "Come downoff that cross.
  • 00:15:51.737 --> 00:15:53.772
  • off that cross.Do something amazing."
  • 00:15:53.772 --> 00:15:57.309
  • Do something amazing."He said, "I am.
  • 00:15:57.309 --> 00:15:58.077
  • He said, "I am.I am."
  • 00:15:58.077 --> 00:16:00.846
  • I am."[Applauding]
  • 00:16:00.846 --> 00:16:01.513
  • [Applauding]And see, He couldn't
  • 00:16:01.513 --> 00:16:02.715
  • And see, He couldn'tcome down and save you
  • 00:16:02.715 --> 00:16:04.683
  • come down and save youat the same time.
  • 00:16:04.683 --> 00:16:05.718
  • at the same time.And God sent me with the word,
  • 00:16:05.718 --> 00:16:08.087
  • And God sent me with the word,"You can't come down right now.
  • 00:16:08.087 --> 00:16:09.455
  • "You can't come down right now.You are like Nehemiah
  • 00:16:09.455 --> 00:16:10.723
  • You are like Nehemiahrebuilding the wall
  • 00:16:10.723 --> 00:16:11.857
  • rebuilding the wallof Jerusalem."
  • 00:16:11.857 --> 00:16:13.592
  • of Jerusalem."He said, "I can't come down.
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  • I hear what they're saying,
  • 00:16:17.129 --> 00:16:19.331
  • I hear what they're saying,but I can't come down right now.
  • 00:16:19.331 --> 00:16:21.200
  • but I can't come down right now.I'm doing a great work."
  • 00:16:21.200 --> 00:16:22.768
  • I'm doing a great work."And the spirit of God says,
  • 00:16:22.768 --> 00:16:24.303
  • And the spirit of God says,"I'm doing a great work
  • 00:16:24.303 --> 00:16:25.037
  • "I'm doing a great workin your life.
  • 00:16:25.037 --> 00:16:26.739
  • in your life.You can't come down now
  • 00:16:26.739 --> 00:16:28.307
  • You can't come down nowto a lower level.
  • 00:16:28.307 --> 00:16:30.242
  • to a lower level.You can't come down now.
  • 00:16:30.242 --> 00:16:33.846
  • You can't come down now.You can't give up hope now.
  • 00:16:33.846 --> 00:16:34.580
  • You can't give up hope now.Not now."
  • 00:16:34.580 --> 00:16:35.881
  • Not now."Somebody shout now.
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  • Somebody shout now.- CONGREGATION: Now.
  • 00:16:36.582 --> 00:16:37.116
  • - CONGREGATION: Now.- Now.
  • 00:16:37.116 --> 00:16:39.151
  • - Now.I gotta stay in this moment,
  • 00:16:39.151 --> 00:16:40.185
  • I gotta stay in this moment,and let patience
  • 00:16:40.185 --> 00:16:42.321
  • and let patiencehave its perfect word.
  • 00:16:42.321 --> 00:16:45.224
  • have its perfect word.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]The proof of faith
  • 00:16:46.025 --> 00:16:46.792
  • The proof of faithis not change.
  • 00:16:46.792 --> 00:16:48.327
  • is not change.It's patience.
  • 00:16:48.327 --> 00:16:49.395
  • It's patience.Patience is the active
  • 00:16:49.395 --> 00:16:51.597
  • Patience is the activeingredient in faith.
  • 00:16:51.597 --> 00:16:54.666
  • ingredient in faith.Patience.
  • 00:16:54.666 --> 00:16:56.668
  • Patience.He decided to stay.
  • 00:16:56.668 --> 00:16:57.436
  • He decided to stay.He could've called
  • 00:16:57.436 --> 00:16:59.271
  • He could've calledlegions of angels,
  • 00:16:59.271 --> 00:17:00.172
  • legions of angels,and they would've come
  • 00:17:00.172 --> 00:17:01.507
  • and they would've comeat His beck and call,
  • 00:17:01.507 --> 00:17:03.375
  • at His beck and call,but He stayed.
  • 00:17:03.375 --> 00:17:05.110
  • but He stayed.He stayed.
  • 00:17:05.110 --> 00:17:06.145
  • He stayed.He stayed.
  • 00:17:06.145 --> 00:17:08.013
  • He stayed.I wonder who will be saved
  • 00:17:08.013 --> 00:17:13.419
  • I wonder who will be savedif you stay.
  • 00:17:13.419 --> 00:17:14.520
  • if you stay.You'll save your own life
  • 00:17:14.520 --> 00:17:16.455
  • You'll save your own lifeif you stay.
  • 00:17:16.455 --> 00:17:19.992
  • if you stay.If you stay praising --
  • 00:17:19.992 --> 00:17:20.626
  • If you stay praising --oh, it's a little bit
  • 00:17:20.626 --> 00:17:22.661
  • oh, it's a little bitof oil on that.
  • 00:17:22.661 --> 00:17:24.063
  • of oil on that.Stay praising.
  • 00:17:24.063 --> 00:17:25.297
  • Stay praising.Stay praising.
  • 00:17:25.297 --> 00:17:26.899
  • Stay praising.Pretend to touch three people.
  • 00:17:26.899 --> 00:17:28.067
  • Pretend to touch three people.Socially distance
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  • Socially distancetouch your neighbor and say,
  • 00:17:29.468 --> 00:17:30.569
  • touch your neighbor and say,"I stay praising.
  • 00:17:30.569 --> 00:17:31.437
  • "I stay praising.I stay praising.
  • 00:17:31.437 --> 00:17:32.471
  • I stay praising.I stay praising."
  • 00:17:32.471 --> 00:17:34.540
  • I stay praising."Because I've decided
  • 00:17:34.540 --> 00:17:37.142
  • Because I've decidedthat that is my survival.
  • 00:17:37.142 --> 00:17:37.976
  • that that is my survival.You hear me?
  • 00:17:37.976 --> 00:17:41.413
  • You hear me?This is not some sort
  • 00:17:41.413 --> 00:17:44.550
  • This is not some sortof extracurricular activity
  • 00:17:44.550 --> 00:17:46.218
  • of extracurricular activitywhere -- I appreciate
  • 00:17:46.218 --> 00:17:48.053
  • where -- I appreciatethe president and the governor
  • 00:17:48.053 --> 00:17:50.522
  • the president and the governorsaying that we are essential.
  • 00:17:50.522 --> 00:17:50.956
  • saying that we are essential.You know?
  • 00:17:50.956 --> 00:17:51.824
  • You know?Essential business.
  • 00:17:51.824 --> 00:17:53.358
  • Essential business.But I knew that way before
  • 00:17:53.358 --> 00:17:54.593
  • But I knew that way beforethe president said it.
  • 00:17:54.593 --> 00:17:56.962
  • the president said it.[Applauding]
  • 00:17:56.962 --> 00:17:57.963
  • [Applauding]I knew that way before
  • 00:17:57.963 --> 00:18:00.065
  • I knew that way beforethe governor said it.
  • 00:18:00.065 --> 00:18:01.934
  • the governor said it.I knew we were essential.
  • 00:18:01.934 --> 00:18:04.169
  • I knew we were essential.This is essential for me.
  • 00:18:04.169 --> 00:18:05.971
  • This is essential for me.I have to praise Him.
  • 00:18:05.971 --> 00:18:07.706
  • I have to praise Him.I've got to praise Him.
  • 00:18:07.706 --> 00:18:09.108
  • I've got to praise Him.I'm under obligation
  • 00:18:09.108 --> 00:18:10.209
  • I'm under obligationto praise Him.
  • 00:18:10.209 --> 00:18:12.044
  • to praise Him.He gave me life itself.
  • 00:18:12.044 --> 00:18:13.846
  • He gave me life itself.If I don't praise Him,
  • 00:18:13.846 --> 00:18:15.614
  • If I don't praise Him,the rocks will cry out.
  • 00:18:15.614 --> 00:18:17.282
  • the rocks will cry out.I gotta praise Him.
  • 00:18:17.282 --> 00:18:21.587
  • I gotta praise Him.I stay praising Him.
  • 00:18:21.587 --> 00:18:24.923
  • I stay praising Him.It takes faith to stay.
  • 00:18:24.923 --> 00:18:28.260
  • It takes faith to stay.It takes faith to stay.
  • 00:18:28.260 --> 00:18:30.028
  • It takes faith to stay.To stay encouraged
  • 00:18:30.028 --> 00:18:34.032
  • To stay encouragedwhile the storm is raging,
  • 00:18:34.032 --> 00:18:35.400
  • while the storm is raging,to stay optimistic
  • 00:18:35.400 --> 00:18:39.571
  • to stay optimisticwhen the world is pessimistic,
  • 00:18:39.571 --> 00:18:41.773
  • when the world is pessimistic,to stay expectant
  • 00:18:41.773 --> 00:18:44.576
  • to stay expectantwhen you've been disappointed,
  • 00:18:44.576 --> 00:18:45.644
  • when you've been disappointed,to stay sweet
  • 00:18:45.644 --> 00:18:49.915
  • to stay sweetwhen the world is sour.
  • 00:18:49.915 --> 00:18:54.186
  • when the world is sour.But staying power,
  • 00:18:54.186 --> 00:18:55.154
  • But staying power,that's what they experienced
  • 00:18:55.154 --> 00:19:00.058
  • that's what they experiencedon the day of Pentecost.
  • 00:19:00.058 --> 00:19:01.193
  • on the day of Pentecost.Because before Jesus left,
  • 00:19:01.193 --> 00:19:03.395
  • Because before Jesus left,He said, "I need you
  • 00:19:03.395 --> 00:19:04.029
  • He said, "I need youto do something.
  • 00:19:04.029 --> 00:19:04.930
  • to do something.This is gonna be hard for you
  • 00:19:04.930 --> 00:19:08.133
  • This is gonna be hard for youto do right now.
  • 00:19:08.133 --> 00:19:11.970
  • to do right now.Stay in Jerusalem.
  • 00:19:11.970 --> 00:19:14.506
  • Stay in Jerusalem.Jeru-Salem.
  • 00:19:14.506 --> 00:19:15.474
  • Jeru-Salem.Salem.
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  • Salem.Peace.
  • 00:19:16.975 --> 00:19:20.812
  • Peace.Stay in the city of peace.
  • 00:19:20.812 --> 00:19:21.780
  • Stay in the city of peace.Even though there's a riot
  • 00:19:21.780 --> 00:19:23.081
  • Even though there's a riotin the streets,
  • 00:19:23.081 --> 00:19:29.087
  • in the streets,stay in the city of peace."
  • 00:19:29.087 --> 00:19:29.488
  • stay in the city of peace."It takes faith
  • 00:19:29.488 --> 00:19:32.424
  • It takes faithto stay in a state of peace.
  • 00:19:32.424 --> 00:19:32.891
  • to stay in a state of peace.It takes faith
  • 00:19:32.891 --> 00:19:33.559
  • It takes faithto stay in a boat
  • 00:19:33.559 --> 00:19:34.927
  • to stay in a boatwhen a storm is raging.
  • 00:19:34.927 --> 00:19:35.761
  • when a storm is raging.It takes faith
  • 00:19:35.761 --> 00:19:36.495
  • It takes faithto stay in the middle
  • 00:19:36.495 --> 00:19:37.196
  • to stay in the middleof the sea.
  • 00:19:37.196 --> 00:19:39.598
  • of the sea.It said that they weren't saved
  • 00:19:39.598 --> 00:19:43.435
  • It said that they weren't saveduntil they cut the ropes.
  • 00:19:43.435 --> 00:19:44.303
  • until they cut the ropes.The Lord told me to tell you,
  • 00:19:44.303 --> 00:19:48.173
  • The Lord told me to tell you,cut the ropes.
  • 00:19:48.173 --> 00:19:49.541
  • cut the ropes.Quit trying to escape the stuff
  • 00:19:49.541 --> 00:19:54.179
  • Quit trying to escape the stuffGod is using to change you.
  • 00:19:54.179 --> 00:19:54.846
  • God is using to change you.You can't be changed
  • 00:19:54.846 --> 00:19:55.647
  • You can't be changedunless you stay.
  • 00:19:55.647 --> 00:19:56.548
  • unless you stay.You can't be saved
  • 00:19:56.548 --> 00:19:57.583
  • You can't be savedunless you stay.
  • 00:19:57.583 --> 00:20:00.485
  • unless you stay.You gotta stay.
  • 00:20:00.485 --> 00:20:01.553
  • You gotta stay.You can't bear more fruit
  • 00:20:01.553 --> 00:20:02.287
  • You can't bear more fruitwhen He's pruning you
  • 00:20:02.287 --> 00:20:03.488
  • when He's pruning youunless you abide in the vine.
  • 00:20:03.488 --> 00:20:07.526
  • unless you abide in the vine.If you cut yourself off.
  • 00:20:07.526 --> 00:20:10.362
  • If you cut yourself off.But if you stay, He said,
  • 00:20:10.362 --> 00:20:11.763
  • But if you stay, He said,"I'm gonna make you
  • 00:20:11.763 --> 00:20:13.732
  • "I'm gonna make youmore fruitful."
  • 00:20:13.732 --> 00:20:14.566
  • more fruitful."And that's what Paul
  • 00:20:14.566 --> 00:20:15.767
  • And that's what Paulhad in mind.
  • 00:20:15.767 --> 00:20:17.236
  • had in mind.Right?
  • 00:20:17.236 --> 00:20:17.936
  • Right?'Cause he always wanted
  • 00:20:17.936 --> 00:20:20.205
  • 'Cause he always wantedto go to Rome.
  • 00:20:20.205 --> 00:20:20.906
  • to go to Rome.So no matter how
  • 00:20:20.906 --> 00:20:21.640
  • So no matter howthe storm raged,
  • 00:20:21.640 --> 00:20:22.140
  • the storm raged,no matter how
  • 00:20:22.140 --> 00:20:24.676
  • no matter howthe boat rocked,
  • 00:20:24.676 --> 00:20:27.212
  • the boat rocked,he said, "I'm going to Rome.
  • 00:20:27.212 --> 00:20:30.482
  • he said, "I'm going to Rome.I have an appointment."
  • 00:20:30.482 --> 00:20:31.283
  • I have an appointment."Would you say it by faith?
  • 00:20:31.283 --> 00:20:32.251
  • Would you say it by faith?I have an appointment.
  • 00:20:32.251 --> 00:20:32.884
  • I have an appointment.- CONGREGATION: I have
  • 00:20:32.884 --> 00:20:33.485
  • - The Lord said,
  • 00:20:36.855 --> 00:20:38.023
  • - The Lord said,"I've appointed you.
  • 00:20:38.023 --> 00:20:38.724
  • "I've appointed you.I've chosen you
  • 00:20:38.724 --> 00:20:42.027
  • I've chosen youto bear much fruit.
  • 00:20:42.027 --> 00:20:42.628
  • to bear much fruit.And the proof
  • 00:20:42.628 --> 00:20:43.528
  • And the proofthat I've appointed you
  • 00:20:43.528 --> 00:20:45.264
  • that I've appointed youto bear more fruit
  • 00:20:45.264 --> 00:20:49.768
  • to bear more fruitis that I am pruning you."
  • 00:20:49.768 --> 00:20:50.936
  • is that I am pruning you."Staying with the ship
  • 00:20:50.936 --> 00:20:55.607
  • Staying with the shipmeans cutting the ropes.
  • 00:20:55.607 --> 00:20:56.508
  • means cutting the ropes.But if I keep on trying
  • 00:20:56.508 --> 00:20:59.444
  • But if I keep on tryingto find a way out of it,
  • 00:20:59.444 --> 00:21:04.249
  • to find a way out of it,how can I be changed through it?
  • 00:21:04.249 --> 00:21:04.816
  • how can I be changed through it?Lord, I thank you
  • 00:21:04.816 --> 00:21:08.720
  • Lord, I thank youfor the faith to stay,
  • 00:21:08.720 --> 00:21:11.690
  • for the faith to stay,the faith to stay.
  • 00:21:11.690 --> 00:21:16.628
  • the faith to stay.You gave me this word.
  • 00:21:16.628 --> 00:21:17.696
  • You gave me this word.And you told me when I studied
  • 00:21:17.696 --> 00:21:18.597
  • And you told me when I studiedthat someone was hearing
  • 00:21:18.597 --> 00:21:21.800
  • that someone was hearingtwo voices right now,
  • 00:21:21.800 --> 00:21:22.367
  • two voices right now,and they don't see
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  • and they don't seeany stars to guide by.
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  • any stars to guide by.The calendar has changed.
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  • The calendar has changed.Their rhythm has changed.
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  • Their rhythm has changed.They can't even go
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  • They can't even goto the stores they used
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  • to the stores they usedto go to right now.
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  • to go to right now.When they go there,
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  • When they go there,it looks like the rapture,
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  • it looks like the rapture,the apocalypse.
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  • the apocalypse.Don't know what to do.
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  • Don't know what to do.Do I go in?
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  • Do I go in?Do I go out?
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  • Do I go out?I don't have any answers
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  • I don't have any answersfor that, Lord.
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  • for that, Lord.I'm just a preacher.
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  • I'm just a preacher.But You told me to tell them
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  • But You told me to tell themthat if they stay in Jerusalem,
  • 00:21:51.330 --> 00:21:56.668
  • that if they stay in Jerusalem,they will receive power.
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  • they will receive power.So God, give us the faith
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  • So God, give us the faithto stay.
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  • to stay.Look at me, look at me,
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  • Look at me, look at me,look at me.
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  • look at me.You stayed with this
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  • You stayed with thiswhole sermon.
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  • whole sermon.Don't click off now.
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  • Don't click off now.I know, I know, I know.
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  • I know, I know, I know.I hear the kids
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  • I hear the kidsin the background.
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  • in the background.Tell them, "Shut up.
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  • Tell them, "Shut up.Stop screaming."
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  • Stop screaming."Stay with me,
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  • Stay with me,because the thing
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  • because the thingI wanna show you
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  • I wanna show youthat's so powerful
  • 00:22:19.591 --> 00:22:21.193
  • that's so powerfulis that the only way
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  • is that the only waythey could receive
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  • they could receivethe power of God
  • 00:22:24.963 --> 00:22:25.897
  • the power of Godwas to stay in the place
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  • was to stay in the placeof peace.
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  • of peace.Keep your peace.
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  • Keep your peace.Keep your peace.
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  • Keep your peace.You hear me?
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  • You hear me?You got 600 employees,
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  • You got 600 employees,and you don't know how
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  • and you don't know howto rebuild the organization
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  • to rebuild the organizationto accommodate
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  • to accommodatethe new situation.
  • 00:22:49.454 --> 00:22:53.825
  • the new situation.God has given you the power
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  • God has given you the powernot only to survive the storm,
  • 00:22:57.763 --> 00:22:58.597
  • not only to survive the storm,but He gave you the power
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  • but He gave you the powerfor miracles on the other side.
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  • for miracles on the other side.Now I have the faith to believe
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  • Now I have the faith to believethat if we cut the ropes today,
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  • that if we cut the ropes today,whether that's someone
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  • whether that's someonewho's without a job
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  • who's without a joband just trying to raise
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  • and just trying to raisetheir own family,
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  • their own family,or whether you are looking
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  • or whether you are lookingfor wisdom as a leader
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  • for wisdom as a leaderand you don't know
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  • and you don't knowhow to lead the people
  • 00:23:15.781 --> 00:23:16.481
  • how to lead the peoplebecause you've lost
  • 00:23:16.481 --> 00:23:17.749
  • because you've lostwhat you are guiding by,
  • 00:23:17.749 --> 00:23:19.151
  • what you are guiding by,I hear the spirit of God
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  • I hear the spirit of Godsaying what Paul said,
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  • saying what Paul said,"Stay with the ship.
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  • "Stay with the ship.Stay with the ship."
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  • Stay with the ship."Now, you say,
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  • Now, you say,"How can I stay with it
  • 00:23:28.760 --> 00:23:30.395
  • "How can I stay with itwhen it's breaking?"
  • 00:23:30.395 --> 00:23:32.063
  • when it's breaking?"No, no, no.
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  • No, no, no.Paul didn't promise
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  • Paul didn't promisethat the ship was gonna
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  • that the ship was gonnalook the same
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  • look the samewhen they got to the shore.
  • 00:23:37.302 --> 00:23:38.336
  • when they got to the shore.He didn't say it would
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  • He didn't say it wouldlook the same.
  • 00:23:40.505 --> 00:23:41.273
  • look the same.He said, "You're gonna
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  • He said, "You're gonnamake it anyway."
  • 00:23:42.574 --> 00:23:50.415
  • make it anyway."[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]The disciples
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  • The disciplesthat accompanied Jesus
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  • that accompanied Jesusthrough His ministry
  • 00:23:53.452 --> 00:23:54.252
  • through His ministrydid not follow Him
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  • did not follow Himto the cross except John,
  • 00:23:56.388 --> 00:23:58.490
  • to the cross except John,but He made it anyway.
  • 00:23:58.490 --> 00:23:59.558
  • but He made it anyway.What He started with,
  • 00:23:59.558 --> 00:24:00.759
  • What He started with,He did not finish with
  • 00:24:00.759 --> 00:24:01.693
  • He did not finish withon the cross,
  • 00:24:01.693 --> 00:24:03.895
  • on the cross,but He made it anyway.
  • 00:24:03.895 --> 00:24:05.997
  • but He made it anyway.And now we look to Jesus,
  • 00:24:05.997 --> 00:24:06.832
  • And now we look to Jesus,and we hear the echo
  • 00:24:06.832 --> 00:24:08.834
  • and we hear the echoof Paul preaching to us,
  • 00:24:08.834 --> 00:24:10.635
  • of Paul preaching to us,saying, "Last night,
  • 00:24:10.635 --> 00:24:13.338
  • saying, "Last night,an angel of the God whose I am
  • 00:24:13.338 --> 00:24:15.674
  • an angel of the God whose I amand whom I serve,
  • 00:24:15.674 --> 00:24:16.374
  • and whom I serve,He will never leave me
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  • He will never leave menor forsake me,
  • 00:24:17.409 --> 00:24:19.711
  • nor forsake me,there was an angel beside me.
  • 00:24:19.711 --> 00:24:21.746
  • there was an angel beside me.That's how I have staying power.
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  • That's how I have staying power.That's how I can make it.
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  • That's how I can make it.'Cause this boat,
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  • 'Cause this boat,this boat is not gonna
  • 00:24:27.252 --> 00:24:29.120
  • this boat is not gonnaever sail again.
  • 00:24:29.120 --> 00:24:31.289
  • ever sail again.It's gonna break apart."
  • 00:24:31.289 --> 00:24:33.658
  • It's gonna break apart."But you know what's crazy?
  • 00:24:33.658 --> 00:24:35.961
  • But you know what's crazy?God got them there
  • 00:24:35.961 --> 00:24:39.498
  • God got them thereon the pieces of the boat,
  • 00:24:39.498 --> 00:24:40.398
  • on the pieces of the boat,even though the storm
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  • - Right now, in this moment,
  • 00:24:44.569 --> 00:24:45.370
  • - Right now, in this moment,your life is being
  • 00:24:45.370 --> 00:24:47.539
  • your life is beingsteered in a direction.
  • 00:24:47.539 --> 00:24:49.541
  • steered in a direction.It may be toward your calling,
  • 00:24:49.541 --> 00:24:50.208
  • It may be toward your calling,it may be away
  • 00:24:50.208 --> 00:24:51.543
  • it may be awayfrom your calling.
  • 00:24:51.543 --> 00:24:52.544
  • from your calling.But your life is being
  • 00:24:52.544 --> 00:24:53.845
  • like a ship in the water.
  • 00:24:55.747 --> 00:24:57.916
  • like a ship in the water.The destination is determined
  • 00:24:57.916 --> 00:25:01.486
  • The destination is determinedby who or what is at the wheel.
  • 00:25:01.486 --> 00:25:02.153
  • by who or what is at the wheel.If you're steering
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  • If you're steeringby your feelings,
  • 00:25:03.388 --> 00:25:05.490
  • by your feelings,instead of by the spirit of God,
  • 00:25:05.490 --> 00:25:06.391
  • instead of by the spirit of God,it's just a matter of time
  • 00:25:06.391 --> 00:25:07.759
  • it's just a matter of timebefore you get off course.
  • 00:25:07.759 --> 00:25:09.628
  • before you get off course.Sometimes, it happens slowly.
  • 00:25:09.628 --> 00:25:10.428
  • Sometimes, it happens slowly.We don't even realize
  • 00:25:10.428 --> 00:25:12.163
  • We don't even realizethe gradual drift.
  • 00:25:12.163 --> 00:25:13.031
  • the gradual drift.Because, the world gets us
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  • Because, the world gets uswalking in its ways;
  • 00:25:14.766 --> 00:25:18.370
  • walking in its ways;what we see, what we feel,
  • 00:25:18.370 --> 00:25:20.205
  • what we see, what we feel,what we think.
  • 00:25:20.205 --> 00:25:21.773
  • what we think.But as children of God,
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  • But as children of God,we have to learn how to
  • 00:25:22.741 --> 00:25:24.609
  • because feelings come and go.
  • 00:25:26.411 --> 00:25:27.479
  • because feelings come and go.I mean, one minute,
  • 00:25:27.479 --> 00:25:28.580
  • I mean, one minute,you're telling yourself
  • 00:25:28.580 --> 00:25:29.915
  • you're telling yourselfyou can take on the world.
  • 00:25:29.915 --> 00:25:30.515
  • you can take on the world.And the next minute,
  • 00:25:30.515 --> 00:25:31.149
  • And the next minute,all you wanna do
  • 00:25:31.149 --> 00:25:32.617
  • all you wanna dois get under the covers
  • 00:25:32.617 --> 00:25:33.885
  • is get under the coverswith some cookies.
  • 00:25:33.885 --> 00:25:34.486
  • with some cookies.I know you know
  • 00:25:34.486 --> 00:25:35.654
  • I know you knowwhat I am saying.
  • 00:25:35.654 --> 00:25:36.655
  • what I am saying.God's truth
  • 00:25:36.655 --> 00:25:38.557
  • God's truthis the only constant.
  • 00:25:38.557 --> 00:25:40.091
  • is the only constant.It's time to fix your focus
  • 00:25:40.091 --> 00:25:41.893
  • It's time to fix your focuson the provision of God
  • 00:25:41.893 --> 00:25:43.128
  • on the provision of Godnot the lack in your life,
  • 00:25:43.128 --> 00:25:44.129
  • not the lack in your life,the protection of God,
  • 00:25:44.129 --> 00:25:45.263
  • the protection of God,not the danger around you.
  • 00:25:45.263 --> 00:25:47.065
  • not the danger around you.And the purposes of God
  • 00:25:47.065 --> 00:25:48.300
  • And the purposes of Godinstead of whatever
  • 00:25:48.300 --> 00:25:49.634
  • instead of whateverlittle urgent crises
  • 00:25:49.634 --> 00:25:51.303
  • little urgent crisespops up in your day.
  • 00:25:51.303 --> 00:25:52.437
  • pops up in your day.You can survive the storms
  • 00:25:52.437 --> 00:25:54.439
  • - In a year that hasn't gone
  • 00:25:56.107 --> 00:25:58.243
  • the way anyone expected,
  • 00:25:58.243 --> 00:25:59.210
  • it's easy to feel like
  • 00:25:59.210 --> 00:26:00.845
  • things won't get better.
  • 00:26:00.845 --> 00:26:01.746
  • For some, it feels like
  • 00:26:01.746 --> 00:26:03.582
  • storm after storm,
  • 00:26:03.582 --> 00:26:05.817
  • situation after situation.
  • 00:26:05.817 --> 00:26:07.485
  • Just surviving has been
  • 00:26:07.485 --> 00:26:09.421
  • considered success.
  • 00:26:09.421 --> 00:26:10.322
  • But what if there was
  • 00:26:10.322 --> 00:26:12.223
  • a purpose in the storm?
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  • What if it's less about
  • 00:26:13.224 --> 00:26:14.726
  • the reason all this happened
  • 00:26:14.726 --> 00:26:16.027
  • and more about discovering
  • 00:26:16.027 --> 00:26:17.829
  • who God is in the midst
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  • - None of us pictured this.
  • 00:26:21.900 --> 00:26:24.903
  • - None of us pictured this.I know you didn't picture this.
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  • I know you didn't picture this.God isn't building your picture.
  • 00:26:26.237 --> 00:26:27.472
  • God isn't building your picture.He's building His purpose.
  • 00:26:27.472 --> 00:26:32.143
  • He's building His purpose.God has given you the power
  • 00:26:32.143 --> 00:26:36.047
  • God has given you the powernot only to survive the storm,
  • 00:26:36.047 --> 00:26:36.948
  • not only to survive the storm,but He gave you the power
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  • "Making Sense of Setbacks",
  • 00:26:41.152 --> 00:26:42.087
  • Pastor Steven Furtick
  • 00:26:42.087 --> 00:26:43.188
  • will help you discover
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  • that even when you
  • 00:26:44.189 --> 00:26:44.990
  • can't make sense
  • 00:26:44.990 --> 00:26:46.725
  • of the situations you face,
  • 00:26:46.725 --> 00:26:50.095
  • God is still with you in them.
  • 00:26:50.095 --> 00:26:51.796
  • Call today to request your copy
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  • - ♪ Every burden ♪
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  • ♪ Will be lifted ♪
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  • ♪ In His presence ♪
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  • ♪ Every trophy ♪
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  • ♪ Will be laid down ♪
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  • ♪ At His feet ♪
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  • ♪ There is a name ♪
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  • ♪ That reigns above ♪
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  • ♪ All others ♪
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  • ♪ Jesus Christ ♪
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