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October 2, 2016
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The Great Emoti Con Part 2 (Hillsong Channel)

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  • - I'm depressed.
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  • I'm in despair.
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  • But I'm gon' give
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  • a command to my soul."
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  • Because when you own something,
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  • you can tell it what to do.
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  • Put your hope in God,
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  • for I will.
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  • It's not what I feel.
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  • - In order to guard something,
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  • you've got to own it.
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  • right?
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  • So in order to guard your heart,
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  • you've got to own your emotions.
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  • Own your emotions.
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  • And here's the heart
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  • of my message is that
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  • in order to guard your heart,
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  • you've got to own your emotions.
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  • we love using phrases
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  • that transfer the title deed
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  • of how we feel to other people.
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  • let me give you a few.
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  • We say things like,
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  • "Well he just made me so mad."
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  • that's a really paralyzing thing
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  • to say because
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  • if he made you mad,
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  • there's nothing
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  • you can do about it.
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  • He made you.
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  • But if you change it --
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  • now this is the part
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  • of the sermon
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  • where it gets real quiet.
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  • But when it gets quiet,
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  • I know I'm preaching good.
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  • Because as long as you're
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  • shouting and saying amen,
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  • I'm not challenging you.
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  • But when it gets quiet,
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  • I know I'm saying something
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  • that you need to work on
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  • so you just have to sit there
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  • and take it.
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  • And when you say,
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  • "He just made me so mad,"
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  • you're not taking ownership
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  • of your own temper.
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  • Instead, why don't
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  • you own your emotions?
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  • Why don't you just say,
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  • "I got angry.
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  • I lost it.
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  • I flipped out.
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  • I let what
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  • they said dominate my day."
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  • And here's another thing
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  • we don't ever need to say again,
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  • while we're talking about
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  • mood swingers.
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  • Don't ever say,
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  • "They put me in a bad mood."
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  • That just sounds childish.
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  • "I was in a good mood till
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  • they put me in a bad mood."
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  • They put you?
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  • What are you, a goldfish?
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  • They scooped you up in a net
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  • and put you
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  • in the bad mood bowl?
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  • You're a grown man.
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  • Nobody put you anywhere.
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  • You chose to go to the mood
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  • that was suggested to you.
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  • [Applause]
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  • Help me Brian.
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  • It's getting rough.
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  • "I left him because
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  • he didn't make me happy."
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  • Since when was your happiness
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  • on someone else's
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  • job description?
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  • [Applause]
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  • Tight but it's right.
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  • "He didn't make me happy."
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  • When you give your power away
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  • to somebody else like that,
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  • you lock yourself in a prison
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  • and you're waiting
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  • on somebody else
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  • to bring you the key.
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  • And that's a miserable
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  • place to be.
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  • You know the fact may be
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  • that somebody did something
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  • that offended you
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  • and what they did
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  • may have been wrong.
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  • But the choice
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  • to own your emotions
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  • really turns
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  • the situation around.
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  • See because if they made me mad,
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  • if they put me in a bad mood,
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  • then I'm stuck.
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  • There's nothing I can do.
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  • If they put me there,
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  • if traffic put me in a bad mood,
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  • if my job put me --
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  • it's in our language folks.
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  • We don't own our emotions.
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  • We don't want to take
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  • responsibility for our hearts
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  • so we can't guard our hearts
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  • because we don't own our lives.
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  • We don't own our emotions.
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  • We've given somebody
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  • else the key to our joy
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  • and you can't guard
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  • what you don't own.
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  • You don't believe me?
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  • Go put a gate up
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  • in your neighbor's yard
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  • this week.
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  • After you leave here,
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  • just go put a gate up
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  • in your neighbor's yard.
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  • "Just looking out for you man.
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  • Thought you could use a gate."
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  • That's strange.
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  • This is not your property
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  • to guard.
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  • Go install a security system
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  • in your neighbor's home.
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  • Who does that?
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  • But we do it
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  • all the time in our lives.
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  • We want somebody else
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  • to be responsible
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  • for our state of mind.
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  • Yeah.
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  • But here's the announcement.
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  • Here's the announcement.
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  • Your joy is your job.
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  • It's your job.
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  • [Applause]
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  • It's your job to have joy.
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  • Jesus said, "If you
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  • remain in me,
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  • that's your decision.
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  • My joy will be in you."
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  • That's the result.
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  • Your joy is your job.
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  • He said guard your heart,
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  • not hire your mother
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  • to guard your heart;
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  • not marry somebody
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  • who can guard your heart;
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  • not hang out with friends
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  • who can guard your heart.
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  • It's your heart, sweetheart.
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  • It's your heart.
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  • It's your responsibility
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  • to deal with the bitterness
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  • that other people try to plan.
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  • It's your yard.
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  • It's your lawn.
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  • It's your property.
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  • It's your home and God belongs
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  • there and you got to guard it.
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  • You got to own it.
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  • Touch three people.
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  • Say, "Own it."
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  • Own it.
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  • Own your dysfunction.
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  • Own your depression.
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  • Own your discouragement.
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  • Don't say,
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  • "They discouraged me."
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  • Say, "I'm discouraged
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  • but I'm choosing
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  • to encourage myself
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  • because I have ownership
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  • over my emotions."
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  • [Applause]
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  • I own emotions,
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  • emotions don't own me.
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  • I put my emotions to work.
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  • They don't work me over.
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  • You see my iPad?
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  • I don't know why I screamed
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  • that last line.
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  • It came out like that.
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  • I'll bring it down.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • This is my iPad.
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  • I own it.
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  • I own it.
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  • I purchased it.
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  • I bought this fancy case for it.
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  • I own that too.
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  • I preach from my iPad.
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  • The notes from this sermon
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  • that you're enjoying
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  • are on this iPad.
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  • I put the notes in the iPad
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  • because I own it.
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  • Wouldn't it be ridiculous
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  • if my sermon wasn't good
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  • and I blamed it on my iPad?
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  • [Applause]
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  • Wouldn't it be ridiculous
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  • if I sat down on Monday morning
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  • and had a meeting with my iPad
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  • to ask my iPad
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  • what I should preach
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  • on for week two?
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  • [Laughter]
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  • It can only serve the purpose
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  • which I input into the device.
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  • See it can only give me back
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  • what I put in it
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  • because I own it.
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  • It's my possession.
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  • It gives me back
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  • what I put in it.
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  • It feeds me back
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  • what I programmed
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  • into the notes.
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  • And yes, some of us,
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  • we wake up every morning
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  • and we consult with our device,
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  • we consult with our emotions,
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  • we consult with our feelings,
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  • and ask our feelings,
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  • "What kind of day are
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  • we going to have today?
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  • Do we feel good today?
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  • Are we going to be kind today?
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  • Are we going to work hard today?
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  • Are we going to follow through
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  • with our commitments today?
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  • Are we going to pray?"
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  • It's a device.
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  • You own it.
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  • You tell it what to do.
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  • You hit the keys.
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  • You make the decision.
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  • You tell your soul.
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  • You got to own your soul.
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  • Own it.
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  • own it.
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  • Own it.
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  • Like Oprah Winfrey,
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  • OWN it network.
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  • Own it.
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  • Own it...
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  • I was discouraged because
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  • I wanted to preach
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  • about mood swingers
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  • but I was telling God
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  • that was ridiculous because
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  • I'm a moody person
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  • and I thought the Lord
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  • downloaded the sermon
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  • into the wrong preacher's brain.
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  • I said, "Lord, as moody as I am,
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  • you want me to preach
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  • to the people about
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  • how to control their moods?"
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  • He said, "Yeah,
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  • you're the perfect person for
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  • what I want this series to be.
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  • Because I don't need you
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  • to teach people how
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  • to never be in a bad mood.
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  • I just need you to teach them
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  • how to swing it the other way
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  • when it comes
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  • before it drags them down
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  • and takes them out
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  • and costs them time."
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  • [Applause]
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  • And then I realized something.
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  • I realized that David was
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  • a pretty moody dude
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  • in the bible because
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  • he's the one who wrote
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  • all the psalms.
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  • You know, all those great,
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  • beautiful, poetic songs
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  • full of prose, full of praise.
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  • David who wrote all these
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  • beautiful anthems of praise.
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  • King David who was a warrior
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  • and a worshipper.
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  • David would write a psalm
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  • and he would start the psalms
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  • saying stuff like this:
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  • "God, why are you
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  • so far from me?"
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  • That's where he started.
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  • He would say,
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  • "When am I ever going
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  • to see your face again God?
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  • How long will you cast me out?"
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  • And then David would go
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  • from sadness to anger
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  • and he'd start thinking about
  • 00:09:23.050 --> 00:09:23.230
  • his enemies and he'd say,
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  • "Many of those who rise up
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  • against me, God bash their heads
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  • against the rocks and the heads
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  • of their infant babies."
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  • I mean this dude,
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  • David needed Prozac.
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  • But what I love about --
  • 00:09:37.030 --> 00:09:38.160
  • but they didn't have it.
  • 00:09:38.160 --> 00:09:39.150
  • So what I love about David,
  • 00:09:39.150 --> 00:09:41.030
  • since he didn't have
  • 00:09:41.030 --> 00:09:41.230
  • any medication,
  • 00:09:41.290 --> 00:09:44.290
  • David would own his emotions.
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  • Watch this.
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  • He wouldn't emoti-conceal
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  • his emotions.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • He'd start off by owning it.
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  • You know what?
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  • I'm down today.
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  • You know what?
  • 00:09:56.290 --> 00:09:57.290
  • I'm not feeling it today.
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  • You know what?
  • 00:10:00.020 --> 00:10:01.050
  • I can't seem to see anything
  • 00:10:01.050 --> 00:10:03.040
  • going right today.
  • 00:10:03.040 --> 00:10:04.080
  • You know what?
  • 00:10:04.080 --> 00:10:05.010
  • I can't get my mind
  • 00:10:05.010 --> 00:10:06.040
  • right for anything today.
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  • No matter what I do
  • 00:10:07.220 --> 00:10:08.250
  • I can't cheer up.
  • 00:10:08.250 --> 00:10:09.210
  • You know what?
  • 00:10:09.210 --> 00:10:10.080
  • I'm just unthankful today.
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  • and you start there.
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  • You own it.
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  • But then if you own it,
  • 00:10:14.190 --> 00:10:16.190
  • you can control it.
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  • You can control it.
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  • I can control it
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  • because I own it.
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  • So you'll see David
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  • in the psalms.
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  • This is what we're going
  • 00:10:27.250 --> 00:10:28.240
  • to do in the series.
  • 00:10:28.240 --> 00:10:29.160
  • You'll see him.
  • 00:10:29.160 --> 00:10:30.050
  • Let's start on Psalm 42:11.
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  • He says, "Why my soul
  • 00:10:31.240 --> 00:10:34.110
  • are you downcast?"
  • 00:10:34.110 --> 00:10:37.110
  • I'm down.
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  • I own it.
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  • I'm not feeling it.
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  • I don't feel like
  • 00:10:41.050 --> 00:10:41.280
  • clapping today.
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  • I don't feel like
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  • lifting my hands today.
  • 00:10:45.170 --> 00:10:48.090
  • I don't feel like
  • 00:10:48.090 --> 00:10:48.250
  • smiling today.
  • 00:10:48.250 --> 00:10:50.240
  • My soul is down.
  • 00:10:50.240 --> 00:10:53.060
  • But he questions it because
  • 00:10:53.060 --> 00:10:55.040
  • he owns it and he knows
  • 00:10:55.040 --> 00:10:56.060
  • the purpose is
  • 00:10:56.060 --> 00:10:57.020
  • supposed to serve.
  • 00:10:57.020 --> 00:10:59.020
  • And so when he sees that
  • 00:10:59.020 --> 00:11:00.090
  • the thing that he owns
  • 00:11:00.090 --> 00:11:01.080
  • isn't functioning according
  • 00:11:01.080 --> 00:11:02.230
  • to the purpose
  • 00:11:02.230 --> 00:11:03.190
  • that it's meant to serve --
  • 00:11:03.190 --> 00:11:04.120
  • watch this -- he says,
  • 00:11:04.120 --> 00:11:05.270
  • "Why so disturbed within me?"
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  • Oh that's a key phrase:
  • 00:11:08.180 --> 00:11:09.220
  • within me.
  • 00:11:09.220 --> 00:11:11.250
  • It's not
  • 00:11:11.250 --> 00:11:12.110
  • what's happening around me.
  • 00:11:12.110 --> 00:11:13.060
  • It's what's happening
  • 00:11:13.060 --> 00:11:13.210
  • within me that's causing me
  • 00:11:13.210 --> 00:11:15.080
  • to feel down.
  • 00:11:15.080 --> 00:11:17.060
  • I'm owning this.
  • 00:11:17.060 --> 00:11:18.250
  • I'm owning this.
  • 00:11:18.250 --> 00:11:20.010
  • I'm owning my state of mind.
  • 00:11:20.010 --> 00:11:21.240
  • I'm owning my attitude.
  • 00:11:21.240 --> 00:11:24.000
  • And yet I love what he does.
  • 00:11:24.000 --> 00:11:26.080
  • He swings it.
  • 00:11:26.080 --> 00:11:27.270
  • He swings it.
  • 00:11:27.270 --> 00:11:29.020
  • He starts here but the way
  • 00:11:29.020 --> 00:11:30.170
  • your day starts doesn't have
  • 00:11:30.170 --> 00:11:31.270
  • to be the way your day finishes.
  • 00:11:31.270 --> 00:11:34.060
  • Huh?
  • 00:11:34.060 --> 00:11:35.170
  • And the way your attitude starts
  • 00:11:35.170 --> 00:11:37.160
  • doesn't have to be the way
  • 00:11:37.160 --> 00:11:38.090
  • your attitude finishes.
  • 00:11:38.090 --> 00:11:39.230
  • And the way your life starts
  • 00:11:39.230 --> 00:11:41.060
  • doesn't have to be
  • 00:11:41.060 --> 00:11:41.290
  • the way your life finishes.
  • 00:11:41.290 --> 00:11:43.060
  • He says, "I'm down.
  • 00:11:43.060 --> 00:11:44.170
  • I'm disturbed.
  • 00:11:44.170 --> 00:11:45.160
  • I'm depressed.
  • 00:11:45.160 --> 00:11:47.280
  • I'm in despair.
  • 00:11:47.280 --> 00:11:49.010
  • But I'm gon' give
  • 00:11:49.010 --> 00:11:50.010
  • a command to my soul."
  • 00:11:50.010 --> 00:11:51.080
  • Because when you own something,
  • 00:11:51.080 --> 00:11:52.240
  • you can tell it what to do.
  • 00:11:52.240 --> 00:11:53.280
  • Put your hope in God,
  • 00:11:53.280 --> 00:11:55.240
  • for I will.
  • 00:11:55.240 --> 00:11:57.090
  • It's not what I feel.
  • 00:11:57.090 --> 00:11:58.220
  • I will.
  • 00:11:58.220 --> 00:12:01.050
  • I will yet praise Him.
  • 00:12:01.200 --> 00:12:04.200
  • [Applause]
  • 00:12:04.200 --> 00:12:06.030
  • Let's put it into practice
  • 00:12:06.030 --> 00:12:07.070
  • right now.
  • 00:12:07.070 --> 00:12:08.060
  • Let's praise Him
  • 00:12:08.060 --> 00:12:09.110
  • as a church right now.
  • 00:12:09.110 --> 00:12:11.000
  • [Applause]
  • 00:12:11.000 --> 00:12:13.130
  • From the front to the back,
  • 00:12:14.120 --> 00:12:17.120
  • why don't you take control
  • 00:12:17.120 --> 00:12:18.080
  • of your soul right now?
  • 00:12:18.080 --> 00:12:20.040
  • And tell your soul,
  • 00:12:20.140 --> 00:12:23.140
  • "The Lord has been good to you.
  • 00:12:23.140 --> 00:12:26.010
  • Bless the Lord oh my soul!"
  • 00:12:27.240 --> 00:12:30.240
  • [Applause]
  • 00:12:32.210 --> 00:12:35.210
  • OH, OH.
  • 00:12:36.250 --> 00:12:39.250
  • Bless the Lord oh my soul
  • 00:12:39.250 --> 00:12:41.200
  • and all that is within me.
  • 00:12:41.200 --> 00:12:43.110
  • Watch.
  • 00:12:43.110 --> 00:12:44.040
  • Can't always control
  • 00:12:44.040 --> 00:12:45.060
  • what's around me
  • 00:12:45.060 --> 00:12:46.070
  • but I'm in control
  • 00:12:46.070 --> 00:12:47.050
  • of what's within me.
  • 00:12:47.050 --> 00:12:50.040
  • And what's within me
  • 00:12:50.040 --> 00:12:51.130
  • will bless the Lord.
  • 00:12:52.050 --> 00:12:55.050
  • See if your attitude is
  • 00:12:55.050 --> 00:12:56.120
  • a byproduct
  • 00:12:56.120 --> 00:12:57.080
  • of your circumstance,
  • 00:12:57.080 --> 00:12:58.180
  • your emotions will always
  • 00:12:58.180 --> 00:12:59.130
  • be out of control.
  • 00:12:59.130 --> 00:13:02.070
  • But if your attitude is not
  • 00:13:02.070 --> 00:13:04.040
  • a result of your circumstance
  • 00:13:04.040 --> 00:13:06.140
  • but it's a result
  • 00:13:06.140 --> 00:13:07.130
  • of the character of God,
  • 00:13:07.130 --> 00:13:08.280
  • watch what you can do.
  • 00:13:08.280 --> 00:13:10.000
  • You can swing that thing
  • 00:13:10.000 --> 00:13:11.050
  • in the other direction.
  • 00:13:11.050 --> 00:13:13.250
  • You sat down too soon.
  • 00:13:13.250 --> 00:13:14.290
  • I want you to jump up
  • 00:13:14.290 --> 00:13:15.280
  • and touch three people.
  • 00:13:15.280 --> 00:13:16.260
  • Tell them, "Swing that thing."
  • 00:13:16.260 --> 00:13:18.160
  • Swing that thing.
  • 00:13:18.160 --> 00:13:20.150
  • Swing that thing.
  • 00:13:20.150 --> 00:13:21.120
  • You know you want to touch
  • 00:13:21.120 --> 00:13:22.080
  • your neighbor and tell them,
  • 00:13:22.080 --> 00:13:23.110
  • "Swing that thing."
  • 00:13:23.110 --> 00:13:26.000
  • Swing that thing University.
  • 00:13:26.000 --> 00:13:27.230
  • Swing that thing Rock Hill.
  • 00:13:27.230 --> 00:13:29.210
  • Swing that thing Mathews.
  • 00:13:29.210 --> 00:13:31.180
  • Maybe that's
  • 00:13:31.180 --> 00:13:32.110
  • where David learned it,
  • 00:13:32.110 --> 00:13:34.000
  • when he had that slingshot
  • 00:13:34.000 --> 00:13:36.010
  • where he killed Goliath
  • 00:13:36.010 --> 00:13:37.240
  • and he turned the battle around
  • 00:13:37.240 --> 00:13:39.260
  • with a praise in his heart.
  • 00:13:39.260 --> 00:13:42.050
  • and he sat like I did,
  • 00:13:42.050 --> 00:13:43.270
  • with that sling.
  • 00:13:43.270 --> 00:13:45.250
  • I'm about to do with my soul,
  • 00:13:46.090 --> 00:13:49.090
  • swing that thing.
  • 00:13:52.190 --> 00:13:55.190
  • Praise Him if you want to.
  • 00:13:55.190 --> 00:13:56.200
  • You don't have to do it.
  • 00:13:56.200 --> 00:13:57.150
  • [Applause]
  • 00:13:57.150 --> 00:13:58.290
  • You don't have to do it.
  • 00:13:58.290 --> 00:14:01.160
  • You don't have to do it.
  • 00:14:01.160 --> 00:14:03.200
  • You don't have to do it.
  • 00:14:03.200 --> 00:14:05.130
  • It's your decision.
  • 00:14:05.130 --> 00:14:07.120
  • It's your decision.
  • 00:14:07.120 --> 00:14:08.190
  • You can be miserable because
  • 00:14:08.190 --> 00:14:09.130
  • of what they did to you
  • 00:14:09.130 --> 00:14:10.210
  • 14 years ago or you can decide
  • 00:14:10.210 --> 00:14:13.180
  • 14 years is long enough
  • 00:14:13.180 --> 00:14:15.210
  • for me to be hateful
  • 00:14:15.210 --> 00:14:16.260
  • and stuck and miserable
  • 00:14:16.260 --> 00:14:18.220
  • and regretful.
  • 00:14:18.220 --> 00:14:20.020
  • Swing that thing.
  • 00:14:20.020 --> 00:14:22.120
  • Push against it.
  • 00:14:22.120 --> 00:14:23.200
  • Resist it.
  • 00:14:23.200 --> 00:14:24.220
  • Challenge it.
  • 00:14:25.180 --> 00:14:28.180
  • I will yet praise Him.
  • 00:14:28.180 --> 00:14:30.190
  • I will yet,
  • 00:14:30.190 --> 00:14:32.180
  • I will praise Him.
  • 00:14:33.140 --> 00:14:36.140
  • How do you guard your heart?
  • 00:14:36.140 --> 00:14:38.280
  • you own your emotions
  • 00:14:38.280 --> 00:14:40.190
  • and you change
  • 00:14:40.190 --> 00:14:42.050
  • your concentration.
  • 00:14:43.060 --> 00:14:46.060
  • Change your concentration.
  • 00:14:46.060 --> 00:14:49.030
  • We're going to work
  • 00:14:49.030 --> 00:14:49.270
  • on this next week.
  • 00:14:49.270 --> 00:14:51.020
  • Next week is the most important
  • 00:14:51.020 --> 00:14:51.270
  • sermon of the series.
  • 00:14:51.270 --> 00:14:53.080
  • Plan accordingly.
  • 00:14:53.080 --> 00:14:55.250
  • But this week I just want you
  • 00:14:55.250 --> 00:14:58.130
  • to stop trying to change
  • 00:14:58.130 --> 00:15:00.160
  • your circumstances so much.
  • 00:15:00.170 --> 00:15:03.170
  • It doesn't say guard
  • 00:15:03.170 --> 00:15:04.210
  • your sister's heart
  • 00:15:04.210 --> 00:15:07.070
  • or your boss' heart.
  • 00:15:07.070 --> 00:15:09.070
  • It says guard your heart.
  • 00:15:09.070 --> 00:15:11.160
  • Concentrate on your state
  • 00:15:11.160 --> 00:15:13.070
  • of mind this week.
  • 00:15:13.070 --> 00:15:15.210
  • Change your concentration.
  • 00:15:15.210 --> 00:15:17.290
  • verse 20 he said,
  • 00:15:17.290 --> 00:15:19.250
  • "Pay attention to what I say."
  • 00:15:21.020 --> 00:15:24.020
  • Tune in to truth.
  • 00:15:24.020 --> 00:15:26.290
  • "Well I just don't feel
  • 00:15:26.290 --> 00:15:27.170
  • like God's speaking to me."
  • 00:15:27.170 --> 00:15:28.200
  • He's speaking, you're just
  • 00:15:28.200 --> 00:15:29.280
  • not paying attention.
  • 00:15:30.010 --> 00:15:33.010
  • And your attitude reflects
  • 00:15:33.010 --> 00:15:34.120
  • your attention.
  • 00:15:34.120 --> 00:15:37.030
  • You want another one?
  • 00:15:37.030 --> 00:15:39.090
  • Okay, your frustration
  • 00:15:39.090 --> 00:15:41.210
  • reflects your fixation.
  • 00:15:42.240 --> 00:15:45.240
  • You like the way I said that?
  • 00:15:45.240 --> 00:15:47.170
  • Me too.
  • 00:15:50.210 --> 00:15:53.210
  • It's a known fact that somebody
  • 00:15:53.230 --> 00:15:56.230
  • came to church today
  • 00:15:56.230 --> 00:15:59.160
  • with a much more
  • 00:15:59.160 --> 00:16:00.120
  • frustrating situation
  • 00:16:00.120 --> 00:16:01.240
  • than you have.
  • 00:16:01.240 --> 00:16:03.170
  • Okay?
  • 00:16:03.170 --> 00:16:04.260
  • Somebody came to church today
  • 00:16:04.260 --> 00:16:06.030
  • in a wheelchair.
  • 00:16:06.030 --> 00:16:07.180
  • You used your legs.
  • 00:16:07.180 --> 00:16:09.050
  • Okay?
  • 00:16:09.050 --> 00:16:11.120
  • Somebody came to church today
  • 00:16:11.120 --> 00:16:13.210
  • and they didn't get to bring
  • 00:16:13.210 --> 00:16:15.170
  • their daughter because
  • 00:16:15.170 --> 00:16:17.140
  • their daughter left the earth
  • 00:16:17.140 --> 00:16:18.270
  • before they planned for it
  • 00:16:18.270 --> 00:16:20.120
  • and you came to church
  • 00:16:20.120 --> 00:16:21.090
  • with your whole family.
  • 00:16:21.090 --> 00:16:22.140
  • But you were frustrated
  • 00:16:22.140 --> 00:16:23.210
  • how your daughter was
  • 00:16:23.210 --> 00:16:24.240
  • acting in the car
  • 00:16:24.240 --> 00:16:25.250
  • and so you were fixated on
  • 00:16:25.250 --> 00:16:28.210
  • what's wrong in your minivan
  • 00:16:28.210 --> 00:16:30.180
  • and so you're frustrated.
  • 00:16:30.180 --> 00:16:32.100
  • I'm just trying to help you
  • 00:16:32.100 --> 00:16:33.100
  • to see that --
  • 00:16:33.100 --> 00:16:34.240
  • see when you're in a storm
  • 00:16:34.240 --> 00:16:36.280
  • in life, it's just like
  • 00:16:36.280 --> 00:16:39.010
  • what Peter found out
  • 00:16:39.010 --> 00:16:40.260
  • on the stormy Sea
  • 00:16:40.260 --> 00:16:41.250
  • of Galilee one night.
  • 00:16:41.250 --> 00:16:43.100
  • He was out of the boat
  • 00:16:43.100 --> 00:16:46.040
  • walking toward Jesus
  • 00:16:46.040 --> 00:16:46.230
  • on the water.
  • 00:16:46.230 --> 00:16:47.180
  • How cool is this?
  • 00:16:47.180 --> 00:16:49.200
  • He's gone from a boat
  • 00:16:49.200 --> 00:16:51.180
  • that's about to drown
  • 00:16:51.180 --> 00:16:53.190
  • to walking toward a savior
  • 00:16:53.190 --> 00:16:54.240
  • that can sustain him.
  • 00:16:54.240 --> 00:16:57.130
  • And as he's walking
  • 00:16:57.130 --> 00:16:58.060
  • on the water,
  • 00:16:58.060 --> 00:16:59.050
  • as he's transcending
  • 00:16:59.050 --> 00:16:59.240
  • the elements, he remembers,
  • 00:16:59.240 --> 00:17:02.010
  • "I'm not supposed
  • 00:17:02.010 --> 00:17:03.030
  • to be able to do this."
  • 00:17:03.030 --> 00:17:05.220
  • Now the scripture says that
  • 00:17:05.220 --> 00:17:06.290
  • the storm had been raging
  • 00:17:06.290 --> 00:17:07.270
  • before he got out of the boat,
  • 00:17:07.270 --> 00:17:09.030
  • the storm kept raging
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  • when he got out of the boat.
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  • So the circumstance
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  • didn't change.
  • 00:17:12.040 --> 00:17:14.030
  • But when Peter -- watch this --
  • 00:17:14.030 --> 00:17:17.020
  • broke his concentration,
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  • the way that your heart feels is
  • 00:17:22.030 --> 00:17:25.030
  • a result of what your mind
  • 00:17:25.030 --> 00:17:26.210
  • concentrates on.
  • 00:17:26.210 --> 00:17:29.050
  • And when you let stuff break
  • 00:17:29.050 --> 00:17:31.230
  • your concentration
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  • on the things God has given you
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  • to be grateful for
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  • and the things that
  • 00:17:37.070 --> 00:17:38.090
  • God has given you to do,
  • 00:17:38.090 --> 00:17:40.000
  • when you let life
  • 00:17:40.000 --> 00:17:41.150
  • break your concentration,
  • 00:17:41.150 --> 00:17:43.140
  • your soul will always
  • 00:17:43.140 --> 00:17:44.070
  • sink beneath the surface.
  • 00:17:45.100 --> 00:17:48.100
  • And so he's concentrating.
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  • One minute he's concentrating
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  • on the creator.
  • 00:17:51.130 --> 00:17:52.200
  • And the scripture says
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  • as long as his eyes were fixed
  • 00:17:53.180 --> 00:17:55.080
  • on Jesus, he was able
  • 00:17:55.200 --> 00:17:58.200
  • to walk on water.
  • 00:17:58.200 --> 00:18:01.040
  • But when he concentrated
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  • not on the creator
  • 00:18:02.230 --> 00:18:04.200
  • but the circumstance,
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  • not on the one
  • 00:18:05.230 --> 00:18:06.100
  • who made the wind and the waves
  • 00:18:06.100 --> 00:18:07.170
  • but on the wind and the waves
  • 00:18:07.170 --> 00:18:08.150
  • that threatened to take him out,
  • 00:18:08.150 --> 00:18:10.290
  • he began to sink.
  • 00:18:11.020 --> 00:18:14.020
  • your mood, your feelings,
  • 00:18:14.020 --> 00:18:16.260
  • and your direction is
  • 00:18:16.260 --> 00:18:18.230
  • a result of your concentration.
  • 00:18:18.280 --> 00:18:21.280
  • Guard your heart above all else.
  • 00:18:21.280 --> 00:18:23.180
  • Everything you do flows from it.
  • 00:18:23.180 --> 00:18:25.050
  • Look at verse 25: "Let your eyes
  • 00:18:25.050 --> 00:18:27.220
  • look straight ahead."
  • 00:18:27.220 --> 00:18:30.030
  • Some of you are so focused
  • 00:18:30.030 --> 00:18:31.070
  • on the past, you've drained
  • 00:18:31.070 --> 00:18:33.010
  • all of your strength
  • 00:18:33.010 --> 00:18:33.260
  • for this present moment.
  • 00:18:33.260 --> 00:18:35.260
  • Some of you are so worried
  • 00:18:35.260 --> 00:18:37.010
  • about the future that you
  • 00:18:37.010 --> 00:18:38.210
  • can't do what you need to do now
  • 00:18:38.210 --> 00:18:40.150
  • to secure your future
  • 00:18:40.150 --> 00:18:41.160
  • that you're so worried about.
  • 00:18:42.220 --> 00:18:45.220
  • But he said,
  • 00:18:45.220 --> 00:18:47.020
  • "Let your eyes look,"
  • 00:18:47.020 --> 00:18:48.200
  • concentrate.
  • 00:18:48.200 --> 00:18:49.180
  • Tell somebody next to you,
  • 00:18:49.180 --> 00:18:50.080
  • say, "Concentrate."
  • 00:18:50.080 --> 00:18:51.240
  • Say, "I know you're hungry
  • 00:18:51.240 --> 00:18:52.130
  • and you're ready for Him
  • 00:18:52.130 --> 00:18:53.050
  • to start closing and you want
  • 00:18:53.050 --> 00:18:54.030
  • the piano to start playing
  • 00:18:54.030 --> 00:18:55.000
  • to give a sign we're
  • 00:18:55.000 --> 00:18:55.230
  • about to get out of here
  • 00:18:55.230 --> 00:18:56.170
  • but concentrate."
  • 00:18:56.170 --> 00:18:58.170
  • Let your eyes look
  • 00:18:58.170 --> 00:19:00.050
  • straight ahead.
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  • Not over here
  • 00:19:01.190 --> 00:19:02.060
  • at what they're doing,
  • 00:19:02.060 --> 00:19:03.070
  • not back there at what happened,
  • 00:19:03.070 --> 00:19:04.240
  • not up there at what you think
  • 00:19:04.240 --> 00:19:05.210
  • might happen, straight ahead.
  • 00:19:05.210 --> 00:19:08.170
  • Concentrate your gaze
  • 00:19:08.170 --> 00:19:11.040
  • directly before you.
  • 00:19:11.040 --> 00:19:13.290
  • Because when you can't
  • 00:19:13.290 --> 00:19:14.200
  • change you -- excuse me.
  • 00:19:16.110 --> 00:19:19.110
  • Can you bring me some water?
  • 00:19:21.100 --> 00:19:24.100
  • I just need a little water.
  • 00:19:24.100 --> 00:19:25.030
  • I'm gon' finish in a minute.
  • 00:19:25.030 --> 00:19:27.060
  • I guess preaching about Peter
  • 00:19:27.060 --> 00:19:28.030
  • walking on the water
  • 00:19:28.030 --> 00:19:29.010
  • got me all thirsty.
  • 00:19:29.010 --> 00:19:31.030
  • I don't know.
  • 00:19:31.030 --> 00:19:32.130
  • Thank you guys.
  • 00:19:32.130 --> 00:19:34.230
  • Brought out the table
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  • and everything.
  • 00:19:38.270 --> 00:19:41.270
  • Half empty or half full.
  • 00:19:41.270 --> 00:19:43.180
  • I'm just messing with you.
  • 00:19:43.180 --> 00:19:44.200
  • [Laughter]
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  • Awesome.
  • 00:19:47.220 --> 00:19:50.220
  • "I told you these things
  • 00:19:50.220 --> 00:19:51.130
  • so that my joy may be in you
  • 00:19:51.130 --> 00:19:54.030
  • and that your joy may be full."
  • 00:19:54.290 --> 00:19:57.290
  • Yes, your joy will overflow.
  • 00:19:59.020 --> 00:20:02.020
  • That's what John 15:11
  • 00:20:02.020 --> 00:20:02.240
  • says, right?
  • 00:20:02.240 --> 00:20:04.190
  • We read it at the beginning,
  • 00:20:04.190 --> 00:20:05.120
  • remember?
  • 00:20:05.120 --> 00:20:06.260
  • It was only like 50 minutes ago.
  • 00:20:06.260 --> 00:20:08.060
  • Remember?
  • 00:20:08.060 --> 00:20:08.290
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:20:08.290 --> 00:20:11.010
  • Your joy will overflow.
  • 00:20:16.000 --> 00:20:19.000
  • But we're talking
  • 00:20:19.000 --> 00:20:21.110
  • about concentration.
  • 00:20:21.110 --> 00:20:22.050
  • You all remember science lab?
  • 00:20:22.120 --> 00:20:25.120
  • Where they taught you about
  • 00:20:25.120 --> 00:20:26.010
  • the concentration
  • 00:20:26.010 --> 00:20:26.240
  • of the liquids?
  • 00:20:26.240 --> 00:20:28.260
  • Like the mixture of --
  • 00:20:28.260 --> 00:20:30.280
  • I don't even know if
  • 00:20:30.280 --> 00:20:31.270
  • I'm explaining this correctly.
  • 00:20:31.270 --> 00:20:33.240
  • But the solution and the solute.
  • 00:20:34.100 --> 00:20:37.100
  • Did I say it right?
  • 00:20:37.100 --> 00:20:39.010
  • And how much of it dissolves
  • 00:20:39.010 --> 00:20:40.090
  • in the other --
  • 00:20:40.090 --> 00:20:40.260
  • well something like that.
  • 00:20:41.220 --> 00:20:44.220
  • What's he doing right now?
  • 00:20:44.220 --> 00:20:47.000
  • I'm just doing to this water
  • 00:20:47.000 --> 00:20:49.050
  • what life does to you.
  • 00:20:49.190 --> 00:20:52.190
  • He said, "I'll going to give
  • 00:20:52.190 --> 00:20:54.090
  • you joy in your heart,"
  • 00:20:54.200 --> 00:20:57.200
  • but then life drops
  • 00:20:57.200 --> 00:20:58.170
  • in all kinds of discouragement.
  • 00:20:58.200 --> 00:21:01.220
  • Life drops in all kinds
  • 00:21:01.220 --> 00:21:02.190
  • of disappointment.
  • 00:21:02.190 --> 00:21:03.160
  • Life drops in all kinds
  • 00:21:03.160 --> 00:21:04.100
  • of things you didn't see coming.
  • 00:21:04.100 --> 00:21:05.260
  • Life drops in
  • 00:21:05.260 --> 00:21:06.150
  • all kinds of distractions.
  • 00:21:06.150 --> 00:21:09.120
  • And now a minute ago I had joy
  • 00:21:09.120 --> 00:21:11.110
  • but now I'm feeling
  • 00:21:11.110 --> 00:21:12.000
  • kind of blue.
  • 00:21:12.000 --> 00:21:13.000
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:21:18.070 --> 00:21:21.070
  • And I don't know what to do.
  • 00:21:21.070 --> 00:21:23.130
  • Because see I had joy
  • 00:21:23.130 --> 00:21:25.200
  • but then this
  • 00:21:25.200 --> 00:21:26.260
  • stuff happened to me.
  • 00:21:26.260 --> 00:21:29.120
  • The devil took my joy.
  • 00:21:29.200 --> 00:21:32.200
  • Now see Jesus said,
  • 00:21:32.200 --> 00:21:34.170
  • "That my joy may be in you
  • 00:21:34.210 --> 00:21:37.210
  • and your joy will overflow.
  • 00:21:37.210 --> 00:21:40.100
  • That my joy," bring me
  • 00:21:40.100 --> 00:21:42.140
  • a little more water.
  • 00:21:42.140 --> 00:21:44.190
  • Yeah, bring me
  • 00:21:44.190 --> 00:21:45.070
  • a big jug of water.
  • 00:21:45.070 --> 00:21:47.210
  • That's what I need.
  • 00:21:47.210 --> 00:21:50.000
  • That's His joy.
  • 00:21:51.080 --> 00:21:54.080
  • This is His joy.
  • 00:21:54.080 --> 00:21:56.250
  • You might think this is silly
  • 00:21:56.250 --> 00:21:58.120
  • but you're going to remember
  • 00:21:58.120 --> 00:21:59.100
  • it all week long.
  • 00:21:59.130 --> 00:22:02.150
  • Because I came to tell you,
  • 00:22:02.150 --> 00:22:03.270
  • you need to start carrying
  • 00:22:03.270 --> 00:22:05.160
  • your own pitcher of God's joy.
  • 00:22:06.070 --> 00:22:09.070
  • Let me get a better grip on this
  • 00:22:09.070 --> 00:22:10.250
  • so I can show you what to do.
  • 00:22:10.250 --> 00:22:12.090
  • See because you can't control
  • 00:22:12.090 --> 00:22:13.210
  • what life always drops in.
  • 00:22:13.210 --> 00:22:15.230
  • You can't always control
  • 00:22:15.230 --> 00:22:17.090
  • what discouragement
  • 00:22:17.090 --> 00:22:18.110
  • or what disappointment drops in.
  • 00:22:18.110 --> 00:22:20.130
  • But here's what I found out.
  • 00:22:20.130 --> 00:22:21.260
  • You can change
  • 00:22:21.260 --> 00:22:23.270
  • the concentration.
  • 00:22:23.270 --> 00:22:24.260
  • In other words, you can take
  • 00:22:24.260 --> 00:22:26.090
  • the worry that life dropped in.
  • 00:22:26.090 --> 00:22:28.240
  • And if you have enough word
  • 00:22:28.240 --> 00:22:30.080
  • in you, He said,
  • 00:22:30.080 --> 00:22:31.150
  • "My words will be in you.
  • 00:22:31.150 --> 00:22:33.110
  • If my word is in you,"
  • 00:22:33.110 --> 00:22:35.150
  • the water is the word.
  • 00:22:35.150 --> 00:22:36.280
  • The jar is your joy.
  • 00:22:36.280 --> 00:22:38.150
  • He said, "If my words are
  • 00:22:38.150 --> 00:22:39.240
  • in you, if you remain in me,"
  • 00:22:39.240 --> 00:22:42.240
  • if you've got enough word
  • 00:22:42.240 --> 00:22:43.210
  • in you; some of you need
  • 00:22:43.210 --> 00:22:45.280
  • to change the concentration
  • 00:22:47.040 --> 00:22:50.040
  • because you've got
  • 00:22:50.040 --> 00:22:50.290
  • too much worry
  • 00:22:50.290 --> 00:22:53.040
  • and not enough word.
  • 00:22:53.060 --> 00:22:56.060
  • But He said, "If you put
  • 00:22:56.060 --> 00:22:57.090
  • my word in your heart,
  • 00:22:58.050 --> 00:23:01.070
  • your joy will over..."
  • 00:23:02.270 --> 00:23:05.270
  • - CONGREGATION: Flow.
  • 00:23:05.270 --> 00:23:07.010
  • - Over.
  • 00:23:07.010 --> 00:23:07.260
  • - CONGREGATION: Flow.
  • 00:23:07.260 --> 00:23:09.060
  • - Over.
  • 00:23:09.060 --> 00:23:10.040
  • - CONGREGATION: Flow.
  • 00:23:10.040 --> 00:23:11.120
  • - Do I have any overflowing
  • 00:23:11.120 --> 00:23:13.030
  • Christians in the...
  • 00:23:13.030 --> 00:23:14.160
  • [Applause]
  • 00:23:16.190 --> 00:23:19.190
  • Let's take 15 seconds
  • 00:23:19.190 --> 00:23:21.060
  • and overflow with praise
  • 00:23:21.060 --> 00:23:23.110
  • in this place.
  • 00:23:23.110 --> 00:23:24.150
  • Come on.
  • 00:23:24.150 --> 00:23:26.010
  • The best praise you've got.
  • 00:23:27.150 --> 00:23:30.150
  • We need more water.
  • 00:23:30.150 --> 00:23:33.030
  • We need more water.
  • 00:23:33.030 --> 00:23:35.250
  • We need more water.
  • 00:23:35.250 --> 00:23:37.040
  • change the concentration.
  • 00:23:37.040 --> 00:23:38.290
  • Put His word in your heart.
  • 00:23:38.290 --> 00:23:40.230
  • - Today's message is
  • 00:23:44.050 --> 00:23:44.270
  • just one of a four part series
  • 00:23:44.270 --> 00:23:47.070
  • called Moodswingers
  • 00:23:47.070 --> 00:23:49.050
  • where I teach you some
  • 00:23:49.050 --> 00:23:49.270
  • of the practical ways
  • 00:23:49.270 --> 00:23:51.100
  • that the Bible can help you
  • 00:23:51.100 --> 00:23:53.060
  • take control
  • 00:23:53.060 --> 00:23:54.000
  • of your moods
  • 00:23:54.000 --> 00:23:54.220
  • before they take control of you.
  • 00:23:54.220 --> 00:23:56.110
  • - That's so great.
  • 00:23:56.110 --> 00:23:57.110
  • - And if they take control
  • 00:23:57.110 --> 00:23:58.050
  • of you, they're going
  • 00:23:58.050 --> 00:23:58.200
  • to run your life.
  • 00:23:58.200 --> 00:23:59.230
  • If you get these messages,
  • 00:23:59.230 --> 00:24:01.000
  • I believe they'll speak
  • 00:24:01.000 --> 00:24:01.250
  • encouragement to you, give you
  • 00:24:01.250 --> 00:24:03.180
  • some practical solutions.
  • 00:24:03.180 --> 00:24:05.250
  • Some of the messages are
  • 00:24:05.250 --> 00:24:06.250
  • "The Great Emoti-Con."
  • 00:24:06.250 --> 00:24:09.000
  • - I love it.
  • 00:24:09.000 --> 00:24:09.230
  • - It's all about how
  • 00:24:09.230 --> 00:24:11.030
  • our mind plays tricks on us,
  • 00:24:11.030 --> 00:24:12.260
  • our moods play tricks on us.
  • 00:24:12.260 --> 00:24:15.000
  • "The Cheer-up Check-up" --
  • 00:24:15.000 --> 00:24:16.110
  • how to diagnose yourself.
  • 00:24:16.110 --> 00:24:18.050
  • You know, you can't wait
  • 00:24:18.050 --> 00:24:18.260
  • on somebody else to encourage
  • 00:24:18.260 --> 00:24:21.040
  • you from time to time.
  • 00:24:21.040 --> 00:24:22.010
  • - That's right.
  • 00:24:22.010 --> 00:24:22.150
  • Sometimes you've got
  • 00:24:22.150 --> 00:24:23.020
  • to encourage yourself.
  • 00:24:23.020 --> 00:24:24.020
  • - Encourage yourself
  • 00:24:24.020 --> 00:24:24.280
  • in the Lord.
  • 00:24:24.280 --> 00:24:25.220
  • "Beating Burnout" --
  • 00:24:25.220 --> 00:24:26.230
  • that's my personal favorite.
  • 00:24:26.230 --> 00:24:28.090
  • That's where we talk
  • 00:24:28.090 --> 00:24:28.250
  • about how to have pure joy,
  • 00:24:28.250 --> 00:24:31.060
  • the kind of joy
  • 00:24:31.060 --> 00:24:32.020
  • that will last through
  • 00:24:32.020 --> 00:24:32.220
  • the night.
  • 00:24:32.220 --> 00:24:33.150
  • And then, "The Orchid
  • 00:24:33.150 --> 00:24:34.180
  • and the Oak Tree",
  • 00:24:34.180 --> 00:24:35.240
  • a message that you preached,
  • 00:24:35.240 --> 00:24:36.150
  • Holly.
  • 00:24:36.150 --> 00:24:37.000
  • - Yep.
  • 00:24:37.000 --> 00:24:37.160
  • - Talking about how we don't
  • 00:24:37.160 --> 00:24:39.070
  • have to make things
  • 00:24:39.070 --> 00:24:39.230
  • so complicated.
  • 00:24:39.230 --> 00:24:40.280
  • We can simplify.
  • 00:24:40.280 --> 00:24:41.280
  • Yeah.
  • 00:24:41.280 --> 00:24:43.030
  • And even though life is complex,
  • 00:24:43.030 --> 00:24:44.200
  • there really is a simplicity
  • 00:24:44.200 --> 00:24:46.170
  • that comes through focus,
  • 00:24:46.170 --> 00:24:48.190
  • when we take charge
  • 00:24:48.190 --> 00:24:50.130
  • of how we feel,
  • 00:24:50.130 --> 00:24:51.130
  • according to what God says.
  • 00:24:51.130 --> 00:24:53.010
  • - And today, we want
  • 00:24:53.010 --> 00:24:53.280
  • to give you that chance.
  • 00:24:53.280 --> 00:24:55.130
  • For a gift of any amount,
  • 00:24:55.130 --> 00:24:57.050
  • you can get the entire
  • 00:24:57.050 --> 00:24:58.240
  • Moodswingers DVD series,
  • 00:24:58.240 --> 00:25:00.240
  • all those messages
  • 00:25:00.240 --> 00:25:01.090
  • that he just mentioned.
  • 00:25:01.090 --> 00:25:02.200
  • All you have to do is
  • 00:25:02.200 --> 00:25:03.250
  • call the number on your screen
  • 00:25:03.250 --> 00:25:05.150
  • or visit us online
  • 00:25:05.150 --> 00:25:06.290
  • at stevenfurtick.com
  • 00:25:06.290 --> 00:25:09.060
  • and trust me
  • 00:25:09.060 --> 00:25:10.150
  • when I say you are
  • 00:25:10.150 --> 00:25:11.290
  • going to want to get your hands
  • 00:25:11.290 --> 00:25:13.170
  • on this DVD set for yourself,
  • 00:25:13.170 --> 00:25:15.180
  • for your family,
  • 00:25:15.180 --> 00:25:16.190
  • and for your friends.
  • 00:25:16.190 --> 00:25:17.260
  • - Yep.
  • 00:25:17.260 --> 00:25:18.150
  • Thank you so much
  • 00:25:18.150 --> 00:25:19.070
  • for joining us today
  • 00:25:19.070 --> 00:25:20.010
  • on The Elevation Experience .
  • 00:25:20.010 --> 00:25:22.040
  • Can't wait to see you next time.
  • 00:25:22.040 --> 00:25:23.230
  • - Announcer: If you enjoyed
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  • todays message
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  • on "The Elevation Experience,"
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  • then we've got
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  • For a limited time only
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  • Life's full of ups and downs.
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  • There are so many outside
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  • factors in our lives
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  • that can swing our emotions
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  • from good to bad.
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  • A passionate life filled
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  • with drive and purpose is
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  • not something
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  • that's easily sustainable.
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  • In fact, life can often feel
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  • like it's smothering us,
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  • but that is never God's plan.
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  • Through pastor
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  • Steven's teachings,
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  • you'll learn what the bible says
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  • about fighting our feelings
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  • and discover how to take
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  • control of your moods
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  • before they take control of you.
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  • - See, if your attitude is
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  • a byproduct
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  • of your circumstance,
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  • your emotions will always be
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  • out of control.
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  • But if your attitude is not
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  • a result of your circumstance
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  • but it's a result
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  • of the character of God,
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  • watch what you can do.
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  • You can swing that thing
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  • in the other direction.
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  • a bonus teaching
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  • from Pastor Steven's wife
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  • Holly on the importance of being
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  • rooted in Christ
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  • so we can handle
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  • all that life throws at us.
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  • - When those big frustrations
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  • come into your life,
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  • do you live like you know
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  • that what's beyond my control is
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  • in his control?
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  • Oh, yes we are standing
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  • 'Cause the enemy's defeated
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  • We'll always be standing
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  • On the promises of Jesus
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  • Yes
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  • My soul says yes
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  • to Your promises
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  • My soul says yes
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  • Yes
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  • My soul says yes
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  • My soul says yes
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  • to Your promises
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  • Yes
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