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Marry or Burn Part 2 (Hillsong Channel)

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  • - The enemy wants to
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  • burn you out,
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  • but God wants to set passion
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  • on fire in your life,
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  • and put it in a place
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  • where it will burn,
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  • but not burn out.
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  • Relationships that
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  • don't burn out?
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  • God's desire for you isn't
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  • just that you would have
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  • the passing pleasure of sin
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  • for a season, but that you would
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  • know the pleasure of passion
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  • that comes from His purpose.
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  • That it would burn from within,
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  • - I thought about Moses,
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  • who - Moses was certainly
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  • very passionate,
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  • and God used him to fulfill
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  • a great purpose.
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  • In fact, God showed up
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  • and appeared to Moses
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  • in a burning bush in Exodus 3.
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  • But 40 years before
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  • that burning bush,
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  • which is where many people
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  • think the story of Moses' life
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  • began, when God called him
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  • to be a deliverer
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  • of the Israelites
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  • out of Egyptian slavery -
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  • 40 years before this,
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  • Moses had an incident
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  • that was the result
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  • of mismanaged passion.
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  • Watch this.
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  • Exodus 2:11.
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  • It says one day,
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  • after Moses had grown up,
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  • he went out to where
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  • his own people were
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  • and watched them
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  • at their hard labor.
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  • Now Moses was conflicted
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  • because he grew up as a Hebrew,
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  • but he grew up
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  • being raised as Egyptians.
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  • He was from the Hebrew people,
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  • but he was raised
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  • in an Egyptian society,
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  • so he was torn.
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  • He was conflicted by this.
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  • And one day, he goes out,
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  • and he's grown up
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  • a little bit now,
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  • and he sees something.
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  • He sees an Egyptian beating
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  • a Hebrew, one of his own people,
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  • and it stirs up
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  • a passion in him.
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  • And it says that
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  • he looked this way,
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  • and that way,
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  • and it looked like
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  • the coast was clear.
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  • So he didn't see anybody,
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  • and he killed the Egyptian,
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  • and hid him in the sand.
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  • Well, the next day he went out
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  • and saw two Hebrews fighting,
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  • and he asked the one
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  • in the wrong - hey, man,
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  • why are you hitting
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  • your fellow Hebrew?
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  • And the man said
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  • who made you ruler
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  • and judge over us?
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  • Are you thinking of killing me
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  • as you killed the Egyptian?
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  • Uh oh.
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  • Just because you hide something
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  • in the sand doesn't mean
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  • it went away.
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  • I'll stand here for a moment.
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  • [applause]
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  • It bears repeating.
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  • Just because you covered
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  • something up in the sand
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  • doesn't mean
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  • it won't come back up.
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  • Because the thing
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  • that Moses did -
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  • nobody else saw it,
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  • so he thought,
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  • but then his past catches up
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  • with him rather quickly.
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  • And it says that
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  • when he heard this,
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  • Moses was afraid and he thought,
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  • what I did must have
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  • become known.
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  • Now he's exposed.
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  • And so Pharaoh hears of this,
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  • and he tries to kill Moses.
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  • But Moses fled from Pharaoh
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  • and went to live in Midian,
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  • where he sat down by a well.
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  • And he ends up on the run
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  • for 40 years because
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  • of a mismanaged passion.
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  • You see, what Moses felt -
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  • follow me - was a good passion.
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  • He saw one of his people
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  • being taken advantage of,
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  • and God had put
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  • a passion in Moses.
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  • Moses was called to deliver
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  • the Hebrew people
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  • out of Egyptian slavery.
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  • So he sees this going down,
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  • and he thinks this isn't right,
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  • and it lights
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  • a fire inside of him.
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  • And so Moses just goes off.
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  • But it's one thing to have
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  • the right passion.
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  • It's another thing to act
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  • on it in the right way.
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  • Did you know you can have
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  • the right passion
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  • but have the wrong expression
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  • of the right passion,
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  • and it'll create
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  • a terrible result in your life?
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  • I can't get any help
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  • in this sermon, man.
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  • Let me ask it another way.
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  • Did you know that the thing
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  • that God put inside of you
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  • that can make you really great
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  • and can lead you
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  • into your purpose can also bring
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  • you great pain
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  • if it's not managed correctly?
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  • I'm teaching this
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  • to our oldest son right now.
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  • He has a gift
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  • for being argumentative.
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  • And it's a gift.
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  • Never seen
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  • anything quite like it.
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  • I'm told that he got it
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  • from somewhere.
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  • [laughter]
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  • And he will
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  • verbally assassinate you.
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  • He will take you apart
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  • about anything.
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  • And I'm teaching him
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  • this could be
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  • your greatest asset
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  • because, boy, I could see
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  • you one day on stage preaching
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  • to people, and God's gonna
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  • take this gift that you have
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  • to kind of go through stuff
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  • and just take it apart.
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  • And you can take it apart,
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  • and I see how
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  • God could really use that.
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  • You might be three times,
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  • ten times, a hundred times
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  • the preacher that I ever am.
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  • But if you don't learn
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  • how to manage this,
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  • and you think that that gift is
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  • given to you so that you can
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  • argue with your mom
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  • about the cleanliness
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  • of your room,
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  • you're not going to live
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  • long enough to see
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  • whether or not - [laughter].
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  • You know,
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  • God could really use this.
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  • This is a good thing.
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  • I see it in you, boy.
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  • I think it's awesome.
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  • I think it's amazing.
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  • But you better learn
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  • when to use it and how to use it
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  • 'cause you can win the argument
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  • and still lose
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  • your video game time
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  • for the next month
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  • if you don't shut
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  • your mouth right now.
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  • It's a good thing
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  • that you can do this,
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  • but you better learn to do it.
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  • You can do a good thing
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  • in the wrong way,
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  • and it becomes a bad thing.
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  • Sex is a good thing.
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  • Sex is a good thing.
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  • Sex is a good thing.
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  • [applause]
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  • You'd think if I could
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  • ever get an amen,
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  • that'd get an amen.
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  • Sex is a good thing.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Amen.
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  • - But we don't teach
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  • that in the church.
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  • We teach, you know,
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  • sex is dirty.
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  • Sex is gross.
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  • Sex is disgusting,
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  • so save it for your husband.
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  • [laughter]
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  • But the passion is pure.
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  • However, the passion
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  • needs parameters
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  • if it is to serve
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  • the correct purpose.
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  • And what's gotten
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  • a lot of us in trouble
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  • in our lives is
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  • we had a good passion,
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  • but no parameters.
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  • So rather than building purpose,
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  • it destroyed purpose.
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  • And that's
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  • what happened to Moses.
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  • He had the right passion,
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  • but he put it in the wrong place
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  • and acted on it
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  • in the wrong way.
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  • Right passion,
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  • wrong expression.
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  • Look - bring me
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  • my sermon illustration.
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  • So like I was just
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  • thinking of a way
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  • that I could show you this.
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  • A simple way to show you this.
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  • And it's like imagine right now
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  • that at this point
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  • in my sermon -
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  • I know this is simple.
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  • Just go with me.
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  • I'm like hey, I got an idea.
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  • Let's build a fire
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  • on the stage.
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  • I just think it'd be cool
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  • to build a fire on the stage.
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  • I'm stacking wood to build
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  • a fire on the stage.
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  • I actually thought about
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  • how far should I take
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  • this sermon illustration?
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  • And I thought about gasoline,
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  • and I thought I would see
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  • how far I could go before
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  • people started leaving.
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  • Exiting the building.
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  • [laughter]
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  • But I think it -
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  • suffice it just to say that,
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  • you know, everybody
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  • in the room understands
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  • the problem
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  • with this proposition.
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  • And the problem is
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  • that building a fire -
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  • the problem is building
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  • a fire in a place
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  • where there's nothing
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  • to contain the fire.
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  • It's fine if you wanna build
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  • a fire, but building a fire
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  • without any parameters
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  • would be to unleash -
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  • see the same substance
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  • that warms your home
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  • when it's in a fireplace
  • 00:07:42.190 --> 00:07:43.220
  • is the same substance
  • 00:07:43.220 --> 00:07:44.190
  • that burns a forest in Colorado
  • 00:07:44.190 --> 00:07:46.210
  • in the summer.
  • 00:07:46.210 --> 00:07:48.290
  • The difference is
  • 00:07:48.290 --> 00:07:49.230
  • whether it's contained.
  • 00:07:49.230 --> 00:07:52.090
  • And when you release passions
  • 00:07:52.090 --> 00:07:54.210
  • that were intended for marriage
  • 00:07:54.210 --> 00:07:56.110
  • outside of marriage,
  • 00:07:56.110 --> 00:07:57.200
  • you're building a fire
  • 00:07:57.200 --> 00:07:59.160
  • with nothing to contain it.
  • 00:07:59.160 --> 00:08:02.150
  • And God says
  • 00:08:02.150 --> 00:08:03.060
  • the fire's a good thing.
  • 00:08:03.060 --> 00:08:04.140
  • Fire purifies.
  • 00:08:04.140 --> 00:08:05.200
  • Fire brings warmth.
  • 00:08:05.200 --> 00:08:06.250
  • Fire is the source of life.
  • 00:08:06.250 --> 00:08:08.130
  • There's nothing wrong with fire.
  • 00:08:08.130 --> 00:08:10.230
  • But if you build the fire
  • 00:08:10.230 --> 00:08:12.270
  • in the wrong place,
  • 00:08:12.270 --> 00:08:13.290
  • if you put the passion
  • 00:08:13.290 --> 00:08:15.110
  • in the wrong place,
  • 00:08:15.110 --> 00:08:16.290
  • it will burn your home
  • 00:08:16.290 --> 00:08:19.270
  • to the ground.
  • 00:08:19.270 --> 00:08:22.230
  • It's a misplaced passion.
  • 00:08:22.280 --> 00:08:25.280
  • It's a good thing
  • 00:08:25.280 --> 00:08:28.030
  • in a bad place.
  • 00:08:28.030 --> 00:08:30.050
  • And I wonder how many of you
  • 00:08:30.050 --> 00:08:32.080
  • would have avoided
  • 00:08:32.080 --> 00:08:33.040
  • some serious pain in your life
  • 00:08:33.040 --> 00:08:35.070
  • if somebody would have
  • 00:08:35.070 --> 00:08:36.090
  • showed you -
  • 00:08:36.090 --> 00:08:37.020
  • before you build a fire,
  • 00:08:37.020 --> 00:08:38.180
  • you need somewhere to put it?
  • 00:08:38.180 --> 00:08:40.080
  • [applause]
  • 00:08:40.160 --> 00:08:43.160
  • And the only human relationship
  • 00:08:43.160 --> 00:08:45.190
  • that can sustain this force
  • 00:08:45.190 --> 00:08:48.030
  • of passion is a covenant
  • 00:08:48.030 --> 00:08:49.180
  • relationship called marriage.
  • 00:08:49.250 --> 00:08:52.250
  • And if you go building fires
  • 00:08:52.250 --> 00:08:53.200
  • in other relationships
  • 00:08:53.200 --> 00:08:54.240
  • that aren't built to contain
  • 00:08:54.240 --> 00:08:55.250
  • the power of passion,
  • 00:08:55.250 --> 00:08:57.260
  • it's gonna spread to places
  • 00:08:57.260 --> 00:08:59.290
  • you don't intend
  • 00:08:59.290 --> 00:09:00.240
  • for it to spread,
  • 00:09:00.240 --> 00:09:01.200
  • and it's gonna destroy things
  • 00:09:01.200 --> 00:09:03.130
  • that God gave you as a gift.
  • 00:09:03.130 --> 00:09:04.270
  • And so Paul is not saying
  • 00:09:04.270 --> 00:09:06.110
  • put the fire out.
  • 00:09:06.110 --> 00:09:07.250
  • He's saying find the right place
  • 00:09:07.250 --> 00:09:09.270
  • to build the fire.
  • 00:09:09.270 --> 00:09:11.140
  • Make sure you have
  • 00:09:11.140 --> 00:09:12.110
  • the right place for the passion
  • 00:09:12.110 --> 00:09:14.100
  • [applause]
  • 00:09:15.140 --> 00:09:18.140
  • or you'll get burned.
  • 00:09:18.140 --> 00:09:19.090
  • And I'm seeing so many people
  • 00:09:19.090 --> 00:09:21.040
  • and so many families get burned
  • 00:09:21.040 --> 00:09:23.180
  • because they were
  • 00:09:23.180 --> 00:09:24.030
  • trying to get warm.
  • 00:09:24.130 --> 00:09:27.130
  • Because it's cold out there,
  • 00:09:27.130 --> 00:09:28.190
  • and because I need relationship,
  • 00:09:28.190 --> 00:09:30.190
  • and because I need somebody,
  • 00:09:30.190 --> 00:09:32.080
  • so I think I'll stand up
  • 00:09:32.080 --> 00:09:33.080
  • next to this fire.
  • 00:09:33.080 --> 00:09:34.170
  • I did a word study this week.
  • 00:09:34.170 --> 00:09:35.270
  • I studied the word intimacy,
  • 00:09:35.270 --> 00:09:38.180
  • which is what we're
  • 00:09:38.180 --> 00:09:39.050
  • all truly longing for.
  • 00:09:39.050 --> 00:09:41.170
  • It's really what we all want.
  • 00:09:41.170 --> 00:09:42.250
  • That's what all
  • 00:09:42.250 --> 00:09:43.240
  • of our sexual expression,
  • 00:09:43.240 --> 00:09:44.260
  • emotional expression is about.
  • 00:09:44.260 --> 00:09:45.280
  • We want intimacy.
  • 00:09:45.280 --> 00:09:47.150
  • That's what we want.
  • 00:09:47.150 --> 00:09:48.020
  • That's what we desire
  • 00:09:48.020 --> 00:09:48.200
  • from God and from others.
  • 00:09:48.200 --> 00:09:49.270
  • We wanna be known.
  • 00:09:49.270 --> 00:09:50.260
  • We wanna be accepted.
  • 00:09:50.260 --> 00:09:51.230
  • We want intimacy.
  • 00:09:51.230 --> 00:09:54.190
  • But then I studied
  • 00:09:54.190 --> 00:09:55.100
  • the word infatuation.
  • 00:09:55.100 --> 00:09:57.250
  • And I was fascinated
  • 00:09:57.250 --> 00:09:59.090
  • to find out that in Latin -
  • 00:09:59.090 --> 00:10:01.220
  • this'll make you sound
  • 00:10:01.220 --> 00:10:02.120
  • so smart at lunch this week.
  • 00:10:02.120 --> 00:10:05.060
  • In Latin, infatuation
  • 00:10:05.060 --> 00:10:06.160
  • literally means false fire.
  • 00:10:07.240 --> 00:10:10.240
  • Looks like fire,
  • 00:10:10.240 --> 00:10:12.160
  • but really can't warm you.
  • 00:10:12.160 --> 00:10:14.160
  • Looks like fire,
  • 00:10:14.160 --> 00:10:16.050
  • but really can't empower you.
  • 00:10:16.050 --> 00:10:18.030
  • Looks like fire.
  • 00:10:18.030 --> 00:10:19.050
  • And that's
  • 00:10:19.050 --> 00:10:20.050
  • what the world offers
  • 00:10:20.050 --> 00:10:20.270
  • is an infatuation
  • 00:10:20.270 --> 00:10:22.020
  • with images of sexuality.
  • 00:10:22.020 --> 00:10:23.270
  • But it won't really warm you.
  • 00:10:23.270 --> 00:10:25.280
  • In fact, it can actually run
  • 00:10:25.280 --> 00:10:27.220
  • away from you and burn
  • 00:10:27.220 --> 00:10:28.290
  • your house down.
  • 00:10:28.290 --> 00:10:30.020
  • And some preacher needs
  • 00:10:30.020 --> 00:10:32.090
  • to get up in front of you,
  • 00:10:32.090 --> 00:10:33.250
  • and just have the guts
  • 00:10:33.250 --> 00:10:34.250
  • to care two cents worth
  • 00:10:34.250 --> 00:10:36.130
  • of nothing what you think
  • 00:10:36.130 --> 00:10:37.140
  • about it,
  • 00:10:37.140 --> 00:10:38.100
  • and say if you're building
  • 00:10:38.100 --> 00:10:39.120
  • these fires in the wrong place,
  • 00:10:40.030 --> 00:10:43.030
  • it's gonna burn you.
  • 00:10:43.030 --> 00:10:45.260
  • It's gonna burn you.
  • 00:10:45.260 --> 00:10:47.280
  • [applause]
  • 00:10:51.100 --> 00:10:54.100
  • So it's mismanaged passions.
  • 00:10:54.260 --> 00:10:57.260
  • Passion is pure.
  • 00:10:57.260 --> 00:10:59.240
  • The enemy wants to pervert it
  • 00:10:59.240 --> 00:11:02.030
  • and use what God wanted to use
  • 00:11:02.030 --> 00:11:03.210
  • to develop intimacy in your life
  • 00:11:03.210 --> 00:11:05.100
  • to destroy your capacity
  • 00:11:05.100 --> 00:11:06.160
  • for intimacy.
  • 00:11:06.160 --> 00:11:07.170
  • So that he gets a boy looking
  • 00:11:07.170 --> 00:11:08.210
  • at pornography at age 10
  • 00:11:08.210 --> 00:11:10.150
  • so he can begin to rewire
  • 00:11:10.150 --> 00:11:11.080
  • his brain and his standard
  • 00:11:11.080 --> 00:11:12.190
  • of beauty so that
  • 00:11:12.190 --> 00:11:13.240
  • when he's having sex
  • 00:11:13.240 --> 00:11:14.110
  • with his wife one day,
  • 00:11:14.110 --> 00:11:15.020
  • he won't be able to do it
  • 00:11:15.020 --> 00:11:15.290
  • without conjuring up images
  • 00:11:15.290 --> 00:11:17.160
  • that he saw before he even knew
  • 00:11:17.160 --> 00:11:18.250
  • what was developing in his life
  • 00:11:18.250 --> 00:11:20.100
  • and in his heart -
  • 00:11:20.100 --> 00:11:21.260
  • 'cause a fire got built,
  • 00:11:21.260 --> 00:11:22.170
  • but there was nothing
  • 00:11:22.170 --> 00:11:23.050
  • to contain it.
  • 00:11:23.050 --> 00:11:25.040
  • [applause]
  • 00:11:27.180 --> 00:11:30.180
  • I say this not to condemn you.
  • 00:11:30.210 --> 00:11:33.210
  • I say this not to bring
  • 00:11:33.210 --> 00:11:35.170
  • all your mistakes up before you.
  • 00:11:35.170 --> 00:11:37.270
  • But there are some of you
  • 00:11:37.270 --> 00:11:38.230
  • that are building fires
  • 00:11:38.230 --> 00:11:39.180
  • in bad places right now.
  • 00:11:39.180 --> 00:11:42.110
  • Sending text messages
  • 00:11:42.110 --> 00:11:43.030
  • to the wrong person right now.
  • 00:11:43.140 --> 00:11:46.140
  • Visiting some
  • 00:11:46.140 --> 00:11:46.280
  • of the wrong sites right now.
  • 00:11:46.280 --> 00:11:49.110
  • Filling your minds with
  • 00:11:49.110 --> 00:11:50.070
  • the wrong kinds of images.
  • 00:11:50.070 --> 00:11:52.040
  • Indulging in
  • 00:11:52.040 --> 00:11:52.210
  • the wrong conversations.
  • 00:11:52.210 --> 00:11:54.250
  • There's nothing wrong
  • 00:11:54.250 --> 00:11:55.170
  • with the fire.
  • 00:11:55.170 --> 00:11:57.190
  • It's just where you put it.
  • 00:12:00.190 --> 00:12:03.190
  • And let's close talking
  • 00:12:03.190 --> 00:12:04.120
  • about something positive.
  • 00:12:04.120 --> 00:12:07.030
  • Let's talk about
  • 00:12:07.030 --> 00:12:07.200
  • shameless solutions.
  • 00:12:07.200 --> 00:12:09.270
  • Shameless solutions.
  • 00:12:13.270 --> 00:12:16.270
  • So when me and Holly were
  • 00:12:16.270 --> 00:12:17.200
  • building our home last year -
  • 00:12:17.200 --> 00:12:20.070
  • by the way, Holly
  • 00:12:20.070 --> 00:12:20.230
  • and I built a house last year.
  • 00:12:20.230 --> 00:12:22.150
  • [laughter]
  • 00:12:22.150 --> 00:12:23.110
  • I'm gonna share that with you.
  • 00:12:26.030 --> 00:12:29.030
  • There were all these selections
  • 00:12:29.030 --> 00:12:30.060
  • that you have to make,
  • 00:12:30.060 --> 00:12:31.160
  • and for the most part,
  • 00:12:31.160 --> 00:12:32.110
  • I never got involved.
  • 00:12:32.110 --> 00:12:34.130
  • But she would bring
  • 00:12:34.130 --> 00:12:36.010
  • certain things to me
  • 00:12:36.010 --> 00:12:36.180
  • that she thought I might wanna
  • 00:12:36.180 --> 00:12:37.170
  • weigh in on, and one of them was
  • 00:12:37.240 --> 00:12:40.240
  • what kind of fireplace
  • 00:12:40.240 --> 00:12:41.120
  • we would have in the house.
  • 00:12:41.120 --> 00:12:43.110
  • I love sitting by a fireplace.
  • 00:12:43.110 --> 00:12:45.070
  • I don't know why.
  • 00:12:45.070 --> 00:12:47.000
  • But I like the gas log fireplace
  • 00:12:47.000 --> 00:12:49.070
  • 'cause this is about
  • 00:12:49.070 --> 00:12:49.260
  • as much work as I wanna do
  • 00:12:49.260 --> 00:12:52.060
  • to start the fire.
  • 00:12:52.060 --> 00:12:53.090
  • Like to me, that's my version
  • 00:12:53.190 --> 00:12:56.190
  • of roughing it.
  • 00:12:56.190 --> 00:12:58.140
  • Like that's my outdoorsmanship
  • 00:12:58.140 --> 00:13:00.100
  • right there.
  • 00:13:00.100 --> 00:13:01.170
  • Just flip that little switch,
  • 00:13:01.170 --> 00:13:02.220
  • and a fire comes on.
  • 00:13:02.220 --> 00:13:03.120
  • She said no, no.
  • 00:13:03.120 --> 00:13:03.280
  • For this house, we need to have
  • 00:13:03.280 --> 00:13:04.240
  • a real fireplace with
  • 00:13:04.240 --> 00:13:05.100
  • like real logs and stuff.
  • 00:13:05.100 --> 00:13:06.250
  • And I'm like oh God, no.
  • 00:13:06.250 --> 00:13:08.070
  • I mean, I'm gonna have to go
  • 00:13:08.070 --> 00:13:09.050
  • chop wood, and I'm gonna have
  • 00:13:09.050 --> 00:13:11.090
  • to go buy a flannel shirt
  • 00:13:11.090 --> 00:13:12.210
  • from Old Navy and have
  • 00:13:12.210 --> 00:13:13.240
  • one in the closet.
  • 00:13:13.240 --> 00:13:15.030
  • And she's like no,
  • 00:13:15.030 --> 00:13:16.260
  • it'll be great.
  • 00:13:16.260 --> 00:13:17.240
  • It'll be a gas-start fireplace,
  • 00:13:17.240 --> 00:13:20.010
  • but it'll have real wood.
  • 00:13:20.010 --> 00:13:22.080
  • And so I'm thinking like,
  • 00:13:22.080 --> 00:13:23.120
  • you know, I trust you.
  • 00:13:23.120 --> 00:13:25.020
  • Whatever.
  • 00:13:25.020 --> 00:13:25.240
  • And she said trust me,
  • 00:13:25.240 --> 00:13:27.070
  • you'll love it.
  • 00:13:27.070 --> 00:13:27.280
  • I said go ahead.
  • 00:13:27.280 --> 00:13:28.140
  • We can do it.
  • 00:13:28.140 --> 00:13:30.230
  • But nobody showed me
  • 00:13:30.230 --> 00:13:31.120
  • how to use it.
  • 00:13:31.120 --> 00:13:32.010
  • So the first time I went
  • 00:13:32.010 --> 00:13:32.230
  • to go build a fire
  • 00:13:32.230 --> 00:13:34.060
  • in the gas-start fireplace,
  • 00:13:34.060 --> 00:13:36.020
  • which - let me see.
  • 00:13:36.020 --> 00:13:37.020
  • I'm gonna give you
  • 00:13:37.020 --> 00:13:37.250
  • the technical explanation
  • 00:13:37.250 --> 00:13:38.210
  • for this.
  • 00:13:38.210 --> 00:13:39.220
  • There's a little thingy
  • 00:13:39.220 --> 00:13:41.010
  • that you put in the hole on -
  • 00:13:41.010 --> 00:13:44.010
  • there's a thing
  • 00:13:44.010 --> 00:13:44.270
  • on the side of the fireplace,
  • 00:13:44.270 --> 00:13:45.270
  • and you turn that on,
  • 00:13:45.270 --> 00:13:46.220
  • and then it opens
  • 00:13:46.220 --> 00:13:47.270
  • the gas valves,
  • 00:13:47.270 --> 00:13:48.250
  • and so then you can light
  • 00:13:48.250 --> 00:13:50.050
  • the fire.
  • 00:13:50.050 --> 00:13:50.170
  • At least that's what I thought
  • 00:13:50.170 --> 00:13:51.100
  • you were supposed to do is
  • 00:13:51.100 --> 00:13:52.070
  • turn on the gas,
  • 00:13:52.070 --> 00:13:53.110
  • and then light the fire
  • 00:13:53.110 --> 00:13:54.290
  • in the fireplace.
  • 00:13:54.290 --> 00:13:56.110
  • So I was so excited to have
  • 00:13:56.110 --> 00:13:58.070
  • our first fire
  • 00:13:58.070 --> 00:13:59.120
  • of the year last year,
  • 00:13:59.120 --> 00:14:01.010
  • and so I turned on the gas
  • 00:14:01.010 --> 00:14:02.210
  • to give it plenty of time.
  • 00:14:02.210 --> 00:14:04.080
  • Like, you know,
  • 00:14:04.080 --> 00:14:04.250
  • if you're turning on your car
  • 00:14:04.250 --> 00:14:05.180
  • in the cold?
  • 00:14:05.180 --> 00:14:06.170
  • So give it sometime
  • 00:14:06.170 --> 00:14:07.100
  • to warm up, right?
  • 00:14:07.100 --> 00:14:09.120
  • And so I went to go get my kids
  • 00:14:09.120 --> 00:14:11.000
  • 'cause I wanted them
  • 00:14:11.000 --> 00:14:11.160
  • to see the first fire.
  • 00:14:11.160 --> 00:14:12.280
  • [laughter]
  • 00:14:12.280 --> 00:14:13.170
  • And I bring 'em in
  • 00:14:13.170 --> 00:14:14.070
  • because it's like getting
  • 00:14:14.070 --> 00:14:14.290
  • close to Christmas time,
  • 00:14:14.290 --> 00:14:15.180
  • and there are stockings up,
  • 00:14:15.180 --> 00:14:16.120
  • and I thought this was gonna be
  • 00:14:16.120 --> 00:14:17.080
  • a picture-perfect scene.
  • 00:14:17.080 --> 00:14:19.040
  • And so I went -
  • 00:14:19.040 --> 00:14:19.240
  • I go and get a drink,
  • 00:14:19.240 --> 00:14:20.250
  • and get the kids,
  • 00:14:20.250 --> 00:14:21.140
  • and I gather them around.
  • 00:14:21.140 --> 00:14:22.090
  • And I went and got the wood.
  • 00:14:22.090 --> 00:14:23.080
  • Not the wood that I chopped,
  • 00:14:23.080 --> 00:14:24.050
  • but the wood that the man
  • 00:14:24.050 --> 00:14:25.130
  • who sold the wood to me
  • 00:14:25.130 --> 00:14:26.270
  • on the side of the road
  • 00:14:26.270 --> 00:14:27.190
  • chopped at some point.
  • 00:14:27.190 --> 00:14:28.250
  • And I took that wood,
  • 00:14:28.250 --> 00:14:30.030
  • and I stacked it up high because
  • 00:14:30.030 --> 00:14:30.290
  • I wanted it to be a good fire.
  • 00:14:30.290 --> 00:14:32.160
  • I wanted to make sure
  • 00:14:32.160 --> 00:14:33.070
  • our first fire was a good fire.
  • 00:14:33.070 --> 00:14:34.290
  • And now I figure
  • 00:14:34.290 --> 00:14:35.140
  • we're warmed up.
  • 00:14:35.140 --> 00:14:36.130
  • And so what happened
  • 00:14:36.130 --> 00:14:37.270
  • when I put the match -
  • 00:14:37.270 --> 00:14:39.090
  • and so like now when I give
  • 00:14:39.090 --> 00:14:41.260
  • an invitation
  • 00:14:41.260 --> 00:14:42.130
  • for people to receive Christ,
  • 00:14:42.130 --> 00:14:44.080
  • I give it with
  • 00:14:44.080 --> 00:14:45.020
  • so much more passion because
  • 00:14:45.020 --> 00:14:45.280
  • I feel like I have seen
  • 00:14:45.280 --> 00:14:47.230
  • what Hell is going to be like.
  • 00:14:47.230 --> 00:14:49.190
  • [laughter]
  • 00:14:49.190 --> 00:14:50.220
  • Because when the flames
  • 00:14:50.220 --> 00:14:51.260
  • came out, it was traumatic.
  • 00:14:51.260 --> 00:14:54.190
  • It was traumatic for Graham.
  • 00:14:54.190 --> 00:14:55.280
  • Graham was crying.
  • 00:14:55.280 --> 00:14:57.120
  • I was calling on Jesus Christ.
  • 00:14:57.180 --> 00:15:00.200
  • I was calling on
  • 00:15:00.200 --> 00:15:01.140
  • Smokey the Bear.
  • 00:15:01.140 --> 00:15:02.150
  • I was stopping,
  • 00:15:02.150 --> 00:15:03.100
  • and dropping, and rolling.
  • 00:15:03.100 --> 00:15:04.190
  • It was everything.
  • 00:15:04.190 --> 00:15:05.190
  • I was checking
  • 00:15:05.190 --> 00:15:06.060
  • for eyebrows in the mirror.
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  • [laughter]
  • 00:15:09.130 --> 00:15:12.130
  • Lesson learned.
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  • Start the fire in the fireplace,
  • 00:15:16.040 --> 00:15:19.030
  • and then turn on the gas.
  • 00:15:19.030 --> 00:15:21.180
  • Not the other way around.
  • 00:15:21.180 --> 00:15:24.040
  • The difference between a fire
  • 00:15:24.040 --> 00:15:26.130
  • that will warm your house
  • 00:15:26.130 --> 00:15:28.210
  • and a fire that will
  • 00:15:28.210 --> 00:15:30.230
  • burn off your face
  • 00:15:31.150 --> 00:15:34.150
  • has to do with the order
  • 00:15:34.150 --> 00:15:35.290
  • in which you turn on the gas
  • 00:15:36.100 --> 00:15:39.100
  • and light the flame.
  • 00:15:39.100 --> 00:15:41.140
  • And that's what Paul is
  • 00:15:41.140 --> 00:15:42.170
  • saying, church.
  • 00:15:42.170 --> 00:15:44.090
  • And that's what God is saying.
  • 00:15:44.090 --> 00:15:46.110
  • He's saying some of you are
  • 00:15:46.110 --> 00:15:48.030
  • running the gas valve wide
  • 00:15:48.030 --> 00:15:50.070
  • open in your thought life.
  • 00:15:50.070 --> 00:15:52.180
  • And you're running
  • 00:15:52.180 --> 00:15:53.270
  • the gas valve wide open
  • 00:15:53.270 --> 00:15:55.080
  • in your conversations.
  • 00:15:55.080 --> 00:15:57.030
  • And you're running
  • 00:15:57.030 --> 00:15:57.280
  • the gas valve wide open,
  • 00:15:57.280 --> 00:15:59.240
  • and so you're getting hit
  • 00:15:59.240 --> 00:16:01.080
  • by all these flames
  • 00:16:01.080 --> 00:16:03.040
  • that are consuming you
  • 00:16:03.040 --> 00:16:04.040
  • and burning you alive.
  • 00:16:04.040 --> 00:16:05.100
  • What do you expect
  • 00:16:05.100 --> 00:16:08.030
  • when you turn the gas on,
  • 00:16:08.030 --> 00:16:09.210
  • and leave it on,
  • 00:16:09.210 --> 00:16:10.270
  • and let it build up,
  • 00:16:10.270 --> 00:16:11.180
  • and just think what you want,
  • 00:16:11.180 --> 00:16:12.180
  • and say what you want,
  • 00:16:12.180 --> 00:16:13.240
  • and you don't control
  • 00:16:13.240 --> 00:16:14.230
  • any of this?
  • 00:16:14.230 --> 00:16:16.040
  • Like how did you think
  • 00:16:16.040 --> 00:16:17.060
  • this was gonna end?
  • 00:16:17.070 --> 00:16:20.070
  • When you let the gas build up,
  • 00:16:20.070 --> 00:16:22.010
  • and you never got any help
  • 00:16:22.010 --> 00:16:23.150
  • with those issues,
  • 00:16:23.150 --> 00:16:24.180
  • and you never found
  • 00:16:24.180 --> 00:16:25.210
  • any place to discuss 'em,
  • 00:16:25.210 --> 00:16:26.200
  • and then you -
  • 00:16:26.200 --> 00:16:27.130
  • well, where did you think
  • 00:16:27.130 --> 00:16:28.040
  • this was gonna end?
  • 00:16:28.040 --> 00:16:30.240
  • He said first marriage,
  • 00:16:31.290 --> 00:16:34.290
  • then fire.
  • 00:16:34.290 --> 00:16:37.140
  • Context is everything.
  • 00:16:38.080 --> 00:16:41.080
  • And some of you -
  • 00:16:41.080 --> 00:16:42.230
  • I'm not trying to be hateful.
  • 00:16:42.230 --> 00:16:44.080
  • I'm just trying to be helpful.
  • 00:16:44.080 --> 00:16:46.150
  • You're sitting here feeding
  • 00:16:46.150 --> 00:16:48.000
  • the fire of lust
  • 00:16:49.130 --> 00:16:52.130
  • and discontentment,
  • 00:16:52.130 --> 00:16:54.020
  • and wondering why the flames
  • 00:16:54.020 --> 00:16:55.040
  • are burning so high.
  • 00:16:55.040 --> 00:16:57.260
  • You say well,
  • 00:16:57.260 --> 00:16:58.070
  • I just can't control myself.
  • 00:16:58.070 --> 00:16:59.110
  • You know, that's kind of
  • 00:16:59.110 --> 00:17:00.030
  • what Paul says in the passage.
  • 00:17:00.030 --> 00:17:01.040
  • He says for those
  • 00:17:01.040 --> 00:17:01.290
  • who can't control themselves,
  • 00:17:01.290 --> 00:17:03.050
  • you should get married.
  • 00:17:03.050 --> 00:17:03.270
  • You know, that's actually
  • 00:17:03.270 --> 00:17:04.160
  • a poor interpretation
  • 00:17:04.160 --> 00:17:05.200
  • of the original language
  • 00:17:05.200 --> 00:17:06.270
  • in Greek.
  • 00:17:06.270 --> 00:17:07.060
  • He didn't actually say for those
  • 00:17:07.060 --> 00:17:08.210
  • who can't control themselves.
  • 00:17:08.210 --> 00:17:09.270
  • He said for those who are
  • 00:17:09.270 --> 00:17:10.270
  • not controlling themselves.
  • 00:17:11.070 --> 00:17:14.070
  • See because he said
  • 00:17:14.070 --> 00:17:14.270
  • that the fruit of the spirit is
  • 00:17:14.270 --> 00:17:16.010
  • love, joy, peace, patience,
  • 00:17:16.010 --> 00:17:16.260
  • kindness, goodness,
  • 00:17:16.260 --> 00:17:17.150
  • faithfulness, gentleness,
  • 00:17:17.150 --> 00:17:18.030
  • and self-control.
  • 00:17:18.030 --> 00:17:20.120
  • So you have self-control,
  • 00:17:20.120 --> 00:17:22.040
  • but when you feed
  • 00:17:22.040 --> 00:17:23.060
  • the wrong fires all the time -
  • 00:17:23.060 --> 00:17:24.260
  • like some of you are just
  • 00:17:24.260 --> 00:17:26.160
  • throwing logs
  • 00:17:26.160 --> 00:17:27.000
  • on the fire all the time.
  • 00:17:27.000 --> 00:17:29.150
  • And you're miserable
  • 00:17:29.150 --> 00:17:32.010
  • because you're watching
  • 00:17:32.010 --> 00:17:32.210
  • "The Bachelor."
  • 00:17:32.210 --> 00:17:33.280
  • [laughter]
  • 00:17:35.090 --> 00:17:38.090
  • No man will ever be able
  • 00:17:38.090 --> 00:17:40.180
  • to live up to your standard
  • 00:17:40.180 --> 00:17:42.040
  • because you're watching
  • 00:17:42.040 --> 00:17:43.170
  • a guy take girls on dates
  • 00:17:43.170 --> 00:17:45.020
  • on a network budget.
  • 00:17:45.090 --> 00:17:48.090
  • Your man might drive a Hyundai.
  • 00:17:48.090 --> 00:17:51.050
  • And it may be a good car,
  • 00:17:51.050 --> 00:17:53.160
  • but you're feeding
  • 00:17:53.160 --> 00:17:54.100
  • the fire of all of these ideals.
  • 00:17:54.100 --> 00:17:56.110
  • Some of you men have gotten
  • 00:17:56.110 --> 00:17:58.030
  • your standard of beauty
  • 00:17:58.030 --> 00:17:59.070
  • from people who are airbrushed.
  • 00:17:59.070 --> 00:18:01.020
  • No wonder your wife
  • 00:18:01.020 --> 00:18:02.010
  • can't satisfy you.
  • 00:18:02.010 --> 00:18:03.070
  • You're feeding the wrong fire.
  • 00:18:03.070 --> 00:18:04.210
  • [applause]
  • 00:18:04.210 --> 00:18:07.170
  • It's flaming up, and blazing up,
  • 00:18:07.170 --> 00:18:09.030
  • and you're running the gas,
  • 00:18:09.030 --> 00:18:10.050
  • and you talk how you wanna talk,
  • 00:18:10.050 --> 00:18:11.200
  • and do what you wanna do,
  • 00:18:11.200 --> 00:18:12.250
  • and say what you wanna say,
  • 00:18:12.250 --> 00:18:14.010
  • and now you're wondering,
  • 00:18:14.010 --> 00:18:14.270
  • why can't I control this?
  • 00:18:15.070 --> 00:18:18.070
  • Because you didn't control it.
  • 00:18:21.280 --> 00:18:24.280
  • So what do we need?
  • 00:18:24.280 --> 00:18:25.270
  • We need a big ol' ice bucket.
  • 00:18:29.080 --> 00:18:32.080
  • I thought about calling
  • 00:18:32.080 --> 00:18:32.270
  • a single person up here
  • 00:18:33.210 --> 00:18:36.210
  • and having our own little ice
  • 00:18:36.210 --> 00:18:37.250
  • bucket challenge.
  • 00:18:37.250 --> 00:18:39.120
  • [laughter]
  • 00:18:39.120 --> 00:18:42.030
  • You know, what the church does
  • 00:18:42.030 --> 00:18:43.150
  • and what I used to do
  • 00:18:43.150 --> 00:18:44.150
  • a lot of times
  • 00:18:44.150 --> 00:18:45.010
  • when I would preach about
  • 00:18:45.010 --> 00:18:45.220
  • these topics -
  • 00:18:45.220 --> 00:18:47.060
  • I would think that the solution
  • 00:18:47.060 --> 00:18:48.070
  • for sexual sin is
  • 00:18:48.070 --> 00:18:49.210
  • a big ol' bucket of shame,
  • 00:18:50.010 --> 00:18:53.010
  • you know?
  • 00:18:53.010 --> 00:18:54.040
  • So we'd just,
  • 00:18:54.040 --> 00:18:54.270
  • [hail sound]
  • 00:18:54.270 --> 00:18:56.160
  • you know - something like that.
  • 00:18:56.220 --> 00:18:59.220
  • And all the sermons are
  • 00:18:59.220 --> 00:19:00.250
  • based around shame.
  • 00:19:00.250 --> 00:19:01.210
  • It's like... [hail sound]
  • 00:19:01.210 --> 00:19:03.260
  • And that's effective
  • 00:19:03.260 --> 00:19:05.290
  • for like three days.
  • 00:19:06.140 --> 00:19:09.140
  • But then it flares
  • 00:19:09.140 --> 00:19:10.250
  • right back up.
  • 00:19:11.000 --> 00:19:14.000
  • Most of the time
  • 00:19:14.000 --> 00:19:14.290
  • in our sexuality,
  • 00:19:14.290 --> 00:19:15.260
  • shame is the source
  • 00:19:15.260 --> 00:19:16.110
  • of our problem,
  • 00:19:16.110 --> 00:19:17.280
  • so it can't be our solution.
  • 00:19:17.280 --> 00:19:19.100
  • [applause]
  • 00:19:25.160 --> 00:19:28.160
  • Paul doesn't shame
  • 00:19:28.160 --> 00:19:29.070
  • the Corinthian church.
  • 00:19:29.070 --> 00:19:30.180
  • He doesn't shame -
  • 00:19:30.180 --> 00:19:31.230
  • God doesn't shame you
  • 00:19:31.230 --> 00:19:32.200
  • for your struggles.
  • 00:19:32.200 --> 00:19:35.130
  • For your passions.
  • 00:19:35.130 --> 00:19:37.280
  • He simply wants you to get 'em
  • 00:19:37.280 --> 00:19:39.010
  • in the right place.
  • 00:19:40.200 --> 00:19:43.200
  • And see, we talked about Moses.
  • 00:19:43.200 --> 00:19:45.110
  • How he misplaced
  • 00:19:45.110 --> 00:19:46.030
  • his passion in Exodus 2,
  • 00:19:46.030 --> 00:19:48.230
  • but check this out.
  • 00:19:48.230 --> 00:19:50.080
  • Forty years later, Exodus 3:1.
  • 00:19:50.110 --> 00:19:53.110
  • It says that one day Moses was
  • 00:19:53.110 --> 00:19:54.270
  • tending the flock of Jethro,
  • 00:19:54.270 --> 00:19:56.260
  • his father-in-law,
  • 00:19:56.260 --> 00:19:58.210
  • the priest of Midian.
  • 00:19:58.210 --> 00:20:00.210
  • So he was just doing
  • 00:20:00.210 --> 00:20:01.110
  • his basic responsibility.
  • 00:20:01.110 --> 00:20:04.000
  • He had gone on about his life.
  • 00:20:04.000 --> 00:20:05.200
  • And he led the flock
  • 00:20:05.200 --> 00:20:07.140
  • to the far side
  • 00:20:07.140 --> 00:20:08.080
  • of the wilderness
  • 00:20:08.080 --> 00:20:09.120
  • and came to Horeb,
  • 00:20:09.120 --> 00:20:10.070
  • the mountain of God.
  • 00:20:10.070 --> 00:20:11.070
  • So he was out
  • 00:20:11.070 --> 00:20:11.260
  • in a lonely place.
  • 00:20:11.260 --> 00:20:13.260
  • And God shows up
  • 00:20:13.260 --> 00:20:15.070
  • and appears to Moses,
  • 00:20:15.070 --> 00:20:16.270
  • but He did it in a lonely place
  • 00:20:16.270 --> 00:20:18.050
  • while Moses was simply
  • 00:20:18.050 --> 00:20:18.240
  • doing his job.
  • 00:20:18.240 --> 00:20:19.280
  • Would that not be a good word
  • 00:20:19.280 --> 00:20:22.210
  • for a single person
  • 00:20:22.210 --> 00:20:24.120
  • in this church today?
  • 00:20:24.120 --> 00:20:27.030
  • You tend the flock
  • 00:20:27.030 --> 00:20:27.220
  • that God has given you?
  • 00:20:27.220 --> 00:20:29.190
  • Be faithful in the place
  • 00:20:29.190 --> 00:20:30.140
  • where He's positioned you?
  • 00:20:30.140 --> 00:20:31.270
  • And watch what God did.
  • 00:20:31.270 --> 00:20:33.060
  • It said then the angel
  • 00:20:33.060 --> 00:20:34.050
  • of the Lord appeared to him
  • 00:20:34.050 --> 00:20:36.280
  • in flames of fire
  • 00:20:36.280 --> 00:20:39.070
  • from within a bush.
  • 00:20:39.070 --> 00:20:41.190
  • So Moses saw - remember
  • 00:20:41.190 --> 00:20:44.070
  • when he looked the first time
  • 00:20:44.070 --> 00:20:45.090
  • after he'd killed the Egyptian,
  • 00:20:45.090 --> 00:20:46.220
  • and he looked, and he saw,
  • 00:20:46.220 --> 00:20:47.140
  • and nobody was there?
  • 00:20:47.140 --> 00:20:48.090
  • And so he thought
  • 00:20:48.090 --> 00:20:48.250
  • he got away with it,
  • 00:20:48.250 --> 00:20:49.140
  • but he really didn't
  • 00:20:49.140 --> 00:20:50.130
  • 'cause he tried to fulfill
  • 00:20:50.130 --> 00:20:51.030
  • the right passion
  • 00:20:51.030 --> 00:20:51.220
  • in the wrong way?
  • 00:20:51.220 --> 00:20:52.130
  • But watch this.
  • 00:20:52.130 --> 00:20:53.130
  • This time he saw
  • 00:20:53.130 --> 00:20:54.250
  • that though the bush was
  • 00:20:54.250 --> 00:20:55.200
  • on fire, it did not burn up.
  • 00:20:57.240 --> 00:21:00.260
  • And so he thought, I'll go over
  • 00:21:00.260 --> 00:21:02.190
  • and see this strange sight -
  • 00:21:02.190 --> 00:21:04.250
  • why the bush does not burn up.
  • 00:21:05.250 --> 00:21:08.250
  • And when the Lord saw
  • 00:21:08.250 --> 00:21:09.150
  • he had gone over to look,
  • 00:21:09.150 --> 00:21:10.240
  • God called to him
  • 00:21:10.240 --> 00:21:11.250
  • from within the bush:
  • 00:21:11.250 --> 00:21:12.110
  • Moses, Moses!
  • 00:21:12.110 --> 00:21:13.080
  • And Moses said, here I am.
  • 00:21:14.050 --> 00:21:17.050
  • Now here's what
  • 00:21:17.050 --> 00:21:17.160
  • the Lord spoke to me.
  • 00:21:17.160 --> 00:21:19.130
  • He said when I am the center
  • 00:21:19.130 --> 00:21:21.150
  • of your passion,
  • 00:21:21.150 --> 00:21:24.070
  • your life will burn,
  • 00:21:24.070 --> 00:21:26.150
  • but it won't burn up.
  • 00:21:27.180 --> 00:21:30.180
  • When I am the center
  • 00:21:30.180 --> 00:21:31.180
  • of a relationship, it'll burn,
  • 00:21:32.060 --> 00:21:35.060
  • but it won't burn up.
  • 00:21:35.060 --> 00:21:37.220
  • See, lust can set you on fire,
  • 00:21:37.220 --> 00:21:40.150
  • but only God can set you on fire
  • 00:21:40.170 --> 00:21:43.170
  • and keep you on fire.
  • 00:21:43.170 --> 00:21:44.210
  • [applause]
  • 00:21:47.120 --> 00:21:50.120
  • Anybody can light
  • 00:21:50.120 --> 00:21:51.230
  • a bush on fire, but only God
  • 00:21:51.230 --> 00:21:54.180
  • can get in the middle of a bush,
  • 00:21:54.180 --> 00:21:56.140
  • and light it on fire,
  • 00:21:56.140 --> 00:21:58.120
  • but although it's on fire -
  • 00:21:58.120 --> 00:21:59.230
  • and what we want in this church,
  • 00:21:59.230 --> 00:22:01.290
  • and what God wants
  • 00:22:01.290 --> 00:22:02.240
  • for your life is a passion
  • 00:22:02.240 --> 00:22:04.190
  • that stays on fire.
  • 00:22:04.190 --> 00:22:06.280
  • Not this little cheap,
  • 00:22:06.280 --> 00:22:07.250
  • imitation infatuation,
  • 00:22:07.250 --> 00:22:10.180
  • false flame garbage
  • 00:22:10.180 --> 00:22:12.170
  • that burns you out,
  • 00:22:12.170 --> 00:22:14.180
  • and creates new patterns
  • 00:22:14.180 --> 00:22:16.250
  • of processing information
  • 00:22:16.250 --> 00:22:18.080
  • in your brain that
  • 00:22:18.080 --> 00:22:19.010
  • will cause you trouble
  • 00:22:19.010 --> 00:22:20.010
  • for the rest of your life.
  • 00:22:20.010 --> 00:22:21.100
  • The enemy wants to burn you out,
  • 00:22:21.100 --> 00:22:24.060
  • but God wants to set passion
  • 00:22:24.060 --> 00:22:25.270
  • on fire in your life,
  • 00:22:25.270 --> 00:22:27.080
  • and put it in a place
  • 00:22:27.080 --> 00:22:29.050
  • where it will burn,
  • 00:22:29.050 --> 00:22:31.070
  • but not burn out.
  • 00:22:31.070 --> 00:22:33.140
  • How many of you want
  • 00:22:33.140 --> 00:22:34.180
  • a holy passion
  • 00:22:34.180 --> 00:22:36.020
  • that doesn't burn out?
  • 00:22:36.020 --> 00:22:37.040
  • [applause]
  • 00:22:37.040 --> 00:22:39.130
  • Relationships that
  • 00:22:39.130 --> 00:22:40.230
  • don't burn out?
  • 00:22:40.230 --> 00:22:42.240
  • Fires and pursuits
  • 00:22:42.240 --> 00:22:44.210
  • that don't burn out?
  • 00:22:44.210 --> 00:22:46.090
  • That burn up -
  • 00:22:46.090 --> 00:22:47.160
  • that are alive and lighting,
  • 00:22:47.160 --> 00:22:48.280
  • but grow brighter and brighter
  • 00:22:48.280 --> 00:22:50.230
  • as the seasons go by?
  • 00:22:50.230 --> 00:22:52.170
  • God's desire for you isn't
  • 00:22:52.170 --> 00:22:53.270
  • just that you would have
  • 00:22:53.270 --> 00:22:55.000
  • the passing pleasure of sin
  • 00:22:55.000 --> 00:22:57.030
  • for a season, but that you would
  • 00:22:57.030 --> 00:22:58.110
  • know the pleasure of passion
  • 00:22:58.110 --> 00:22:59.290
  • that comes from His purpose.
  • 00:22:59.290 --> 00:23:01.260
  • That it would burn from within,
  • 00:23:01.260 --> 00:23:03.160
  • and not burn out.
  • 00:23:03.160 --> 00:23:04.220
  • [applause]
  • 00:23:08.290 --> 00:23:11.290
  • Some of you been feeding
  • 00:23:11.290 --> 00:23:12.280
  • the wrong fires, see?
  • 00:23:13.140 --> 00:23:16.140
  • And yet it's not enough
  • 00:23:16.140 --> 00:23:17.270
  • just to starve the wrong fires,
  • 00:23:18.180 --> 00:23:21.180
  • but God told me -
  • 00:23:21.180 --> 00:23:23.020
  • I said God, well, if shame
  • 00:23:23.020 --> 00:23:24.110
  • isn't the solution to this,
  • 00:23:24.110 --> 00:23:25.190
  • then what is?
  • 00:23:25.190 --> 00:23:27.240
  • And He said I want you
  • 00:23:27.240 --> 00:23:28.170
  • to tell everybody
  • 00:23:28.170 --> 00:23:29.120
  • who's struggling
  • 00:23:29.120 --> 00:23:29.280
  • with their desires
  • 00:23:29.280 --> 00:23:31.030
  • that are burning a hole inside
  • 00:23:31.030 --> 00:23:31.280
  • of them today -
  • 00:23:31.280 --> 00:23:33.020
  • I want you to tell 'em
  • 00:23:33.020 --> 00:23:34.220
  • that they need
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  • to fight fire with fire.
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  • Fight fire with fire.
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  • Not with shame.
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  • Shame isn't gonna help this.
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  • You've tried that.
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  • Shame doesn't
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  • make you any better.
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  • It just drives you deeper
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  • into your own dysfunction
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  • and isolates you
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  • from people who could help you.
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  • But the scripture says -
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  • watch this.
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  • Our God is a consuming fire.
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  • So what do you do
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  • if you're consumed
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  • with the wrong passions?
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  • Here's an idea.
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  • Get more consumed
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  • - Well, I don't think
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  • there's any more powerful force
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  • in the universe
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  • than God's grace -
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  • not only in our relationship
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  • to Him, but in our relationship
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  • with one another.
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  • some people's lives
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  • in our church.
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  • We heard testimonies of people
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  • who were planning on divorce
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  • coming back together.
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  • I know a lot of the people
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  • who are single in our church
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  • received encouragement
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  • to embrace the season
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  • "How Marriage is
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  • a Special Assignment,"
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  • how to deal with the conflict
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  • of interests that are
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  • all a part of our relationships.
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  • It's all right here,
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  • and help us to do
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  • what we do - getting
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  • We appreciate
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  • so much your support.
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  • and then we'll give you
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  • And as we've been given grace,
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  • may we give grace to others
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  • in Jesus' name.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: Married
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  • or unmarried,
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  • love is complicated.
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  • How do we build
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  • healthy relationships
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  • with the people we love
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  • while keeping God
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  • as our first priority?
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  • We'd like to share with you
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  • from our current series,
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  • "Meant to Be."
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  • Included in this
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  • five-part teaching series,
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  • Pastor Steven Furtick has
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  • open conversations
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  • to help us uncover
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  • the Bible's best-kept secrets
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  • about sex, marriage,
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  • and being single.
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  • - Most of the emphasis
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  • when you talk about dating,
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  • and marriage, and singleness
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  • in culture seems to be
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  • on finding the right one.
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  • Most of the emphasis
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  • when you come to the scripture
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  • tends to be on being
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  • the right one.
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  • - For a contribution
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  • of any size, we'll send you
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  • the five-part "Meant to Be"
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  • teaching series,
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  • which includes a teaching led
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  • by Pastor Steven and his wife,
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  • Holly, where they share
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  • personal examples
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  • and scriptural insight
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  • on how we can invite God
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  • to work in our everyday
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  • relationship challenges.
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  • In this series,
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  • Pastor Steven explains how
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  • we can learn what's truly meant
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  • to be when we put Jesus
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  • at the center of our lives.
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  • - I've been taught
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  • all my life to put Jesus first,
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  • but that doesn't work
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  • because that separates Him
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  • out from everything else.
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  • Live as if Jesus was
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  • not first on your list,
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  • but that He was
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  • the center of your world.
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  • - To order this two-disk
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  • "Meant to Be" teaching series
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  • today, visit us on-line
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  • at stevenfurtick.com or call us
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  • at the number on your screen
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  • and learn about the blessing
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  • God ultimately wants to give us
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  • through our relationships.
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  • Thank you for tuning
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