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The Way of Escape Part 1

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November 23, 2020
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Learn how to give your battles over to God and trust Him with the outcome.

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The Way of Escape Part 1

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  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
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  • to encourage and inspire you,
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  • this is a great place to start,
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  • but this is more than
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  • just a TV episode,
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  • it's an opportunity
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  • to connect with a growing
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  • community of believers,
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  • all over the world.
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  • in the community of
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  • people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - One Scripture
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  • - One ScriptureI want to start with,
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  • I want to start with,and there's a journey that
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  • and there's a journey thatI want us to go on today
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  • I want us to go on todayfrom 1 Corinthians 10:13,
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  • from 1 Corinthians 10:13,and I ministered this
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  • and I ministered thisto the young people,
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  • to the young people,and then I've been dealing
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  • and then I've been dealingwith it in my own life too.
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  • with it in my own life too.So, I want you
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  • So, I want youto listen to this.
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  • to listen to this.It says, "No temptation
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  • It says, "No temptationhas overtaken you
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  • has overtaken youthat is not common to man,
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  • that is not common to man,and God is faithful."
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  • and God is faithful."Shout about the part
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  • Shout about the partof this verse you believe,
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  • of this verse you believe,"God is faithful."
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  • "God is faithful."[Applause]
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  • [Applause]This part gets a little bit
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  • This part gets a little bitharder to shout about because
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  • harder to shout about becauseit says that,
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  • it says that,"He will not let you be
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  • "He will not let you betempted beyond your ability,
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  • tempted beyond your ability,but with the temptation,
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  • but with the temptation,He will also provide the way
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  • He will also provide the wayof escape that you may be able
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  • of escape that you may be ableto endure it."
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  • to endure it."I want to speak
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  • I want to speakfor a few moments.
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  • for a few moments.The Holy Spirit's helping me
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  • The Holy Spirit's helping meon the subject of
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  • on the subject of"The Way of Escape".
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  • "The Way of Escape".Father, your word
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  • Father, your wordis truth illuminated
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  • is truth illuminatedso that we might receive it.
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  • so that we might receive it.After we have received it,
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  • After we have received it,may we water it and may
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  • may we water it and maya harvest come from these
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  • a harvest come from thesemoments that we have together
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  • moments that we have togetherin your presence.
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  • in your presence.Bless your people now.
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  • Bless your people now.Give them a leaned in posture,
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  • Give them a leaned in posture,an open heart.
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  • an open heart.Do the surgery that you want
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  • Do the surgery that you wantto do and stitch us up,
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  • to do and stitch us up,and when we finish
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  • and when we finishwith our time together,
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  • with our time together,we want to go back into
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  • we want to go back intothe world better than
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  • the world better thanwe came into this place today.
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  • we came into this place today.We believe you to do it,
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  • We believe you to do it,and we thank you in advance
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  • and we thank you in advancein Jesus's name.
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  • in Jesus's name.Amen. Amen.
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  • Amen. Amen.You may be seated.
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  • You may be seated.So, when I said the word
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  • So, when I said the wordtemptation in that verse,
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  • temptation in that verse,probably 1, 000 different things
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  • probably 1, 000 different thingscame to mind depending on
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  • came to mind depending onwho you are,
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  • who you are,what stage of life you're in.
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  • what stage of life you're in.There's a lot of temptations
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  • There's a lot of temptationsthat teenagers probably face
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  • that teenagers probably facetoday that I didn't have
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  • today that I didn't haveto face when I was their age,
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  • to face when I was their age,and I'm always like,
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  • and I'm always like,"are you sure you want me
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  • "are you sure you want meto come and speak
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  • to come and speakto the teenagers, "
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  • to the teenagers, "because I'm afraid
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  • because I'm afraidof being irrelevant.
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  • of being irrelevant.I used to speak to youth
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  • I used to speak to youthgroups all the time.
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  • groups all the time.That was all I did
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  • That was all I didwas just travel all around
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  • was just travel all aroundyelling at kids,
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  • yelling at kids,"Keep your pants on!"
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  • "Keep your pants on!"You know.
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  • You know.The basic messages.
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  • The basic messages.Abstinence messages.
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  • Abstinence messages.I would even go into
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  • I would even go intopublic high schools,
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  • public high schools,and I couldn't even
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  • and I couldn't evenuse the Bible,
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  • use the Bible,but I would just have to teach
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  • but I would just have to teachthem and try to hold
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  • them and try to holdtheir attention.
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  • their attention.That's probably why I yell
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  • That's probably why I yellso much today and move around
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  • so much today and move aroundso much 'cause I got trained in
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  • so much 'cause I got trained inhaving to keep
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  • having to keeppeople's attention,
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  • people's attention,but things have changed a lot.
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  • but things have changed a lot.You know?
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  • You know?So, I'm always afraid that
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  • So, I'm always afraid thatI'm gonna say stuff that
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  • I'm gonna say stuff thatthe kids are like rolling
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  • the kids are like rollingtheir eyes at
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  • their eyes atlike my kids roll their eyes
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  • like my kids roll their eyesat me and now
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  • at me and nowI have teenagers,
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  • I have teenagers,and so I have a little bit
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  • and so I have a little bitof a frame of reference,
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  • of a frame of reference,but I also just don't want
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  • but I also just don't wantto be - - I don't want to be
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  • to be - - I don't want to betalking on a level that
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  • talking on a level thatjust makes me sound like
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  • just makes me sound likea dinosaur,
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  • a dinosaur,like a tyrannosaurus rex
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  • like a tyrannosaurus rexup here trying to preach
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  • up here trying to preachthe word of God.
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  • the word of God.I'm not a pterodactyl up here
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  • I'm not a pterodactyl up heretrying to preach
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  • trying to preachthe word of God.
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  • the word of God.A brontosaurus trying
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  • A brontosaurus tryingto preach the word.
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  • to preach the word.I'm just naming
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  • I'm just namingall the dinosaurs, you know.
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  • all the dinosaurs, you know.And yet, something
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  • And yet, somethingin the Scripture
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  • in the Scripturethat was really interesting is
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  • that was really interesting isthat Paul said there's
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  • that Paul said there'sreally no new temptations.
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  • really no new temptations.There's nothing that
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  • There's nothing thatyou're fighting against
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  • you're fighting againstright now
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  • right nowthat somebody didn't
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  • that somebody didn'talready fight against.
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  • already fight against.Now, that ought to take away
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  • Now, that ought to take awaya lot of the shame
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  • a lot of the shamefor those of you
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  • for those of youwho don't feel like
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  • who don't feel likeyou deserve to be in church
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  • you deserve to be in churchbecause of what the man said
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  • because of what the man saidwas true that no temptation
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  • was true that no temptationhas overtaken you
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  • has overtaken youexcept what is common to man.
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  • except what is common to man.That means that even
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  • That means that evenif you struggle a little bit
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  • if you struggle a little bitdifferently than the person
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  • differently than the personthree seats down your row,
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  • three seats down your row,they need the same grace
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  • they need the same gracethat you need to be saved,
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  • that you need to be saved,and you don't have to be ashamed
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  • and you don't have to be ashamedabout your need for grace.
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  • about your need for grace.And yet, there is this
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  • And yet, there is thisparticular way in which
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  • particular way in whichwe are tempted we think
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  • we are tempted we thinkwe're the only ones.
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  • we're the only ones.That I am the only one
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  • That I am the only onewho is experiencing loneliness
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  • who is experiencing lonelinessin this unique way.
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  • in this unique way.I am the only one who deals
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  • I am the only one who dealswith these thoughts.
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  • with these thoughts.I am the only one
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  • I am the only onewho cannot get over this
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  • who cannot get over thisand just move past it
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  • and just move past itand deal with it.
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  • and deal with it.Paul says, no, it's common.
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  • Paul says, no, it's common.You're not really that special.
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  • You're not really that special.Satan didn't just make up
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  • Satan didn't just make upa whole new temptation for you.
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  • a whole new temptation for you.You're really not that special.
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  • You're really not that special.It's the same temptations
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  • It's the same temptationsand it's the same grace
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  • and it's the same gracethat was available to me
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  • that was available to meas a teenager when
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  • as a teenager whenmy biggest temptation
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  • my biggest temptationwas AOL instant messenger.
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  • was AOL instant messenger.It's the same grace
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  • It's the same gracefor Snapchat.
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  • for Snapchat.It's the same grace.
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  • It's the same grace.It's the same temptations.
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  • It's the same temptations.The Reformers had a term
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  • The Reformers had a termcalled Common Grace that they
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  • called Common Grace that theyused to talk about how
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  • used to talk about howall people experience the grace
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  • all people experience the graceof God in some measure just
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  • of God in some measure justby virtue of being humans
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  • by virtue of being humansthat were made in His image
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  • that were made in His imageand according to His likeness,
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  • and according to His likeness,and then there is that
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  • and then there is thatspecial saving grace,
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  • special saving grace,but here Paul wants us to know
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  • but here Paul wants us to knowthat just like there
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  • that just like thereis a common grace,
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  • is a common grace,there is a common temptation.
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  • there is a common temptation.And so, you're really not alone,
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  • And so, you're really not alone,and you're really
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  • and you're reallynot that weird,
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  • not that weird,and you're really
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  • and you're reallynot that broken,
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  • not that broken,and there really were no parts
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  • and there really were no partsor pieces missing in your box,
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  • or pieces missing in your box,that you really do have
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  • that you really do haveeverything everybody else does
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  • everything everybody else doesthat is needed to accomplish
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  • that is needed to accomplishwhat God has purposed
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  • what God has purposedfor your life.
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  • for your life.And just like we think that
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  • And just like we think thatthe world has never been worse
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  • the world has never been worsethan it is right now,
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  • than it is right now,Paul says this is nothing new.
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  • Paul says this is nothing new.This is the same old crap.
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  • This is the same old crap.Can I say crap in my own pulpit
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  • Can I say crap in my own pulpitafter being a pastor
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  • after being a pastorfor 13 and a half years,
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  • for 13 and a half years,a grown man with gray hair
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  • a grown man with gray hairin my beard?
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  • in my beard?I'm sure I can say crap,
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  • I'm sure I can say crap,and you wouldn't be offended
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  • and you wouldn't be offendedby that, right?
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  • by that, right?It's the same crap,
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  • It's the same crap,same old stuff that they were
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  • same old stuff that they weredealing with in Corinth.
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  • dealing with in Corinth.This church was wild.
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  • This church was wild.The church at Corinth.
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  • The church at Corinth.They would come in for Communion
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  • They would come in for Communionand get drunk
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  • and get drunkon the Communion wine.
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  • on the Communion wine.That's why we don't even
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  • That's why we don't evenput alcohol in the cups
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  • put alcohol in the cupswhen we do Communion.
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  • when we do Communion.I don't trust y'all.
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  • I don't trust y'all.It's grape juice.
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  • It's grape juice.It's pre-fermented.
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  • It's pre-fermented.It's Welch's.
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  • It's Welch's.Some of y'all be
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  • Some of y'all bewil'in' in church talkin' --
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  • wil'in' in church talkin' --anyway, it's
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  • anyway, it'sthe same temptations.
  • 00:07:01.239 --> 00:07:02.407
  • the same temptations.It's not like the church
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  • It's not like the churchpeople say, oh, well,
  • 00:07:03.742 --> 00:07:04.476
  • people say, oh, well,we need to get back to
  • 00:07:04.476 --> 00:07:05.977
  • we need to get back tothe church of the New Testament.
  • 00:07:05.977 --> 00:07:07.078
  • the church of the New Testament.You mean the ones where Paul
  • 00:07:07.078 --> 00:07:08.079
  • You mean the ones where Paulhad to write them a letter
  • 00:07:08.079 --> 00:07:08.947
  • had to write them a letterand say you shouldn't sleep
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  • and say you shouldn't sleepwith your stepmother?
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  • with your stepmother?'Cause that was the church.
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  • 'Cause that was the church.It's the same old stuff.
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  • It's the same old stuff.It's the same temptations.
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  • It's the same temptations.Like, there was
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  • Like, there wassome pristine, pure,
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  • some pristine, pure,holy time when people
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  • holy time when peopledidn't struggle.
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  • didn't struggle.It's a different
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  • It's a differentmanifestation,
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  • manifestation,but it's the same temptation.
  • 00:07:20.959 --> 00:07:23.161
  • but it's the same temptation.It's the same stuff.
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  • It's the same stuff.It's the same stuff.
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  • It's the same stuff.Have to be really careful
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  • Have to be really carefulbecause we'll start judging
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  • because we'll start judgingpeople if their temptation
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  • people if their temptationhas a different
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  • has a differentflavor than ours.
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  • flavor than ours.Well, I just don't see
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  • Well, I just don't seehow they could.
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  • how they could.Well, maybe they don't see
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  • Well, maybe they don't seehow you could.
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  • how you could.Paul wants us to know
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  • Paul wants us to knowthat this is nothing new.
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  • that this is nothing new.It is the same temptation.
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  • It is the same temptation.In many ways,
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  • In many ways,I've learned that
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  • I've learned thatthe temptations I'm facing now
  • 00:07:49.888 --> 00:07:52.691
  • the temptations I'm facing nowas I approach the age of 40
  • 00:07:52.691 --> 00:07:53.725
  • as I approach the age of 40are the same temptations
  • 00:07:53.725 --> 00:07:57.462
  • are the same temptationsI was dealing with at age 14.
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  • I was dealing with at age 14.The reason that
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  • The reason thatI was so honored to preach
  • 00:07:59.164 --> 00:08:00.799
  • I was so honored to preachto our youth is
  • 00:08:00.799 --> 00:08:02.567
  • to our youth isthat I was hoping to help them
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  • that I was hoping to help themto see that the way that
  • 00:08:04.402 --> 00:08:05.770
  • to see that the way thatthey will deal with temptation
  • 00:08:05.770 --> 00:08:09.641
  • they will deal with temptationtoday will have so much to do
  • 00:08:09.641 --> 00:08:10.842
  • today will have so much to dowith what they have to face
  • 00:08:10.842 --> 00:08:14.145
  • with what they have to facein the future at a later time.
  • 00:08:14.145 --> 00:08:15.013
  • in the future at a later time.It was important for me
  • 00:08:15.013 --> 00:08:16.815
  • It was important for meto get that point across
  • 00:08:16.815 --> 00:08:18.850
  • to get that point acrossbecause it's really nothing new.
  • 00:08:18.850 --> 00:08:19.951
  • because it's really nothing new.What you struggled with then
  • 00:08:19.951 --> 00:08:21.753
  • What you struggled with thenyou struggle with now.
  • 00:08:21.753 --> 00:08:22.654
  • you struggle with now.It's many of the same
  • 00:08:22.654 --> 00:08:23.889
  • It's many of the sametemptations that have
  • 00:08:23.889 --> 00:08:25.390
  • temptations that havecycled through our lives,
  • 00:08:25.390 --> 00:08:25.924
  • cycled through our lives,and it's the same
  • 00:08:25.924 --> 00:08:27.726
  • and it's the sameneed for approval,
  • 00:08:27.726 --> 00:08:30.295
  • need for approval,the same need for validation,
  • 00:08:30.295 --> 00:08:31.730
  • the same need for validation,the same reach for something
  • 00:08:31.730 --> 00:08:32.931
  • the same reach for somethingto fill our soul.
  • 00:08:32.931 --> 00:08:34.666
  • to fill our soul.It changes clothes,
  • 00:08:34.666 --> 00:08:36.568
  • It changes clothes,but it does not change nature.
  • 00:08:36.568 --> 00:08:38.336
  • but it does not change nature.It's the same temptation
  • 00:08:38.336 --> 00:08:41.506
  • It's the same temptationat the root of it in our hearts.
  • 00:08:41.506 --> 00:08:42.607
  • at the root of it in our hearts.It is our quest to depend
  • 00:08:42.607 --> 00:08:44.342
  • It is our quest to dependon anything but God
  • 00:08:44.342 --> 00:08:45.110
  • on anything but Godto reach for something
  • 00:08:45.110 --> 00:08:47.112
  • to reach for somethingphysical and visible
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  • physical and visibleto make for ourselves
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  • to make for ourselvesgolden calves and graven images
  • 00:08:50.048 --> 00:08:50.882
  • golden calves and graven imagesthat we can trust in
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  • that we can trust inand say these are your gods
  • 00:08:52.250 --> 00:08:54.152
  • and say these are your godsthat brought you out of Egypt
  • 00:08:54.152 --> 00:08:55.487
  • that brought you out of Egyptas we grow weary
  • 00:08:55.487 --> 00:08:57.122
  • as we grow wearywaiting for the real God
  • 00:08:57.122 --> 00:08:59.524
  • waiting for the real Godto deliver us in our situation,
  • 00:08:59.524 --> 00:09:01.126
  • to deliver us in our situation,as patience becomes harder
  • 00:09:01.126 --> 00:09:02.394
  • as patience becomes harderand harder for us
  • 00:09:02.394 --> 00:09:03.528
  • and harder for usas we await the fullness
  • 00:09:03.528 --> 00:09:04.930
  • as we await the fullnessof the presence and the promise
  • 00:09:04.930 --> 00:09:07.032
  • of the presence and the promiseof God in our own situations.
  • 00:09:07.032 --> 00:09:08.233
  • of God in our own situations.We devise for ourselves
  • 00:09:08.233 --> 00:09:11.670
  • We devise for ourselvesescape routes, a way out.
  • 00:09:11.670 --> 00:09:13.672
  • escape routes, a way out.It's hard to be human.
  • 00:09:13.672 --> 00:09:14.973
  • It's hard to be human.It's hard to deal with
  • 00:09:14.973 --> 00:09:16.608
  • It's hard to deal withthe fragmented heart
  • 00:09:16.608 --> 00:09:18.376
  • the fragmented heartthat is common to each of us,
  • 00:09:18.376 --> 00:09:20.745
  • that is common to each of us,and so early in life
  • 00:09:20.745 --> 00:09:22.480
  • and so early in lifewe begin to manage
  • 00:09:22.480 --> 00:09:25.850
  • we begin to managethe pressure to escape the pain,
  • 00:09:25.850 --> 00:09:28.587
  • the pressure to escape the pain,and we all find different ways.
  • 00:09:28.587 --> 00:09:31.890
  • and we all find different ways.Some ways are innocent enough.
  • 00:09:31.890 --> 00:09:33.858
  • Some ways are innocent enough.Some ways are destructive,
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  • Some ways are destructive,and most of the ways
  • 00:09:34.960 --> 00:09:37.095
  • and most of the waysare somewhere in between.
  • 00:09:37.095 --> 00:09:39.564
  • are somewhere in between.There's always a way of escape.
  • 00:09:39.564 --> 00:09:41.132
  • There's always a way of escape.Everybody in here,
  • 00:09:41.132 --> 00:09:43.902
  • Everybody in here,young and old, Baptist,
  • 00:09:43.902 --> 00:09:46.972
  • young and old, Baptist,Pentecostal, atheist, agnostic.
  • 00:09:46.972 --> 00:09:50.575
  • Pentecostal, atheist, agnostic.We all have a way of escape,
  • 00:09:50.575 --> 00:09:51.876
  • We all have a way of escape,and I wonder what is it that
  • 00:09:51.876 --> 00:09:54.079
  • and I wonder what is it thatyou're trying to escape,
  • 00:09:54.079 --> 00:09:55.380
  • you're trying to escape,and I wonder what is it
  • 00:09:55.380 --> 00:09:56.448
  • and I wonder what is itthat makes you feel trapped
  • 00:09:56.448 --> 00:09:58.583
  • that makes you feel trappedlike you can't get out.
  • 00:09:58.583 --> 00:09:59.250
  • like you can't get out.See, it's one thing
  • 00:09:59.250 --> 00:09:59.751
  • See, it's one thingto be trapped
  • 00:09:59.751 --> 00:10:00.585
  • to be trappedin a situation.
  • 00:10:00.585 --> 00:10:01.252
  • in a situation.Have you ever been trapped
  • 00:10:01.252 --> 00:10:03.922
  • Have you ever been trappedin a situation?
  • 00:10:03.922 --> 00:10:04.789
  • in a situation?I hope that this is not one
  • 00:10:04.789 --> 00:10:10.495
  • I hope that this is not oneof those right now for you.
  • 00:10:10.495 --> 00:10:11.463
  • of those right now for you.What was that ballet that
  • 00:10:11.463 --> 00:10:15.266
  • What was that ballet thatyou tricked me into going to?
  • 00:10:15.266 --> 00:10:15.867
  • you tricked me into going to?Oh, she took me
  • 00:10:15.867 --> 00:10:17.202
  • Oh, she took meto "Sleeping Beauty",
  • 00:10:17.202 --> 00:10:17.936
  • to "Sleeping Beauty",but she didn't tell me
  • 00:10:17.936 --> 00:10:19.004
  • but she didn't tell methat there wouldn't be
  • 00:10:19.004 --> 00:10:21.539
  • that there wouldn't beany speaking parts.
  • 00:10:21.539 --> 00:10:22.674
  • any speaking parts.I was ten minutes into that
  • 00:10:22.674 --> 00:10:24.809
  • I was ten minutes into thatballet with Holly and Abbie,
  • 00:10:24.809 --> 00:10:26.411
  • ballet with Holly and Abbie,and I was praying.
  • 00:10:26.411 --> 00:10:27.479
  • and I was praying.First I was praying
  • 00:10:27.479 --> 00:10:30.315
  • First I was prayingfor the Rapture,
  • 00:10:30.315 --> 00:10:31.049
  • for the Rapture,and then I was looking
  • 00:10:31.049 --> 00:10:32.217
  • and then I was lookingat the fire alarm thinking
  • 00:10:32.217 --> 00:10:34.319
  • at the fire alarm thinkingmaybe I could pull that,
  • 00:10:34.319 --> 00:10:35.020
  • maybe I could pull that,and then I was praying,
  • 00:10:35.020 --> 00:10:36.354
  • and then I was praying,God, if you have to kill me,
  • 00:10:36.354 --> 00:10:37.155
  • God, if you have to kill me,if you have to give me
  • 00:10:37.155 --> 00:10:38.657
  • if you have to give mea brain hemorrhage to get me out
  • 00:10:38.657 --> 00:10:40.225
  • a brain hemorrhage to get me outof this, just - - come on.
  • 00:10:40.225 --> 00:10:43.828
  • of this, just - - come on.Have you ever been trapped?
  • 00:10:43.828 --> 00:10:44.429
  • Have you ever been trapped?It's one thing to be
  • 00:10:44.429 --> 00:10:46.765
  • It's one thing to betrapped in a situation.
  • 00:10:46.765 --> 00:10:47.666
  • trapped in a situation.It's another thing to feel
  • 00:10:47.666 --> 00:10:51.803
  • It's another thing to feeltrapped inside yourself
  • 00:10:51.803 --> 00:10:53.004
  • trapped inside yourselfto feel like there's habits
  • 00:10:53.004 --> 00:10:55.707
  • to feel like there's habitsin my heart, ways that I lean,
  • 00:10:55.707 --> 00:10:57.208
  • in my heart, ways that I lean,and I prop up on things
  • 00:10:57.208 --> 00:10:58.610
  • and I prop up on thingsthat can't support the weight
  • 00:10:58.610 --> 00:10:59.511
  • that can't support the weightof my worry,
  • 00:10:59.511 --> 00:11:00.712
  • of my worry,but I find myself doing it
  • 00:11:00.712 --> 00:11:02.981
  • but I find myself doing itover and over again.
  • 00:11:02.981 --> 00:11:03.682
  • over and over again.And so, you devise
  • 00:11:03.682 --> 00:11:05.784
  • And so, you devisea way of escape.
  • 00:11:05.784 --> 00:11:06.851
  • a way of escape.You find a way to not
  • 00:11:06.851 --> 00:11:10.088
  • You find a way to nothave to feel what you feel.
  • 00:11:10.088 --> 00:11:12.691
  • have to feel what you feel.You find a way out.
  • 00:11:12.691 --> 00:11:15.827
  • You find a way out.The context of 1 Corinthians 10
  • 00:11:15.827 --> 00:11:17.062
  • The context of 1 Corinthians 10gives some real insight
  • 00:11:17.062 --> 00:11:20.031
  • gives some real insightto the meaning of Verse 13
  • 00:11:20.031 --> 00:11:21.299
  • to the meaning of Verse 13because in order for Paul
  • 00:11:21.299 --> 00:11:22.467
  • because in order for Paulto show the Corinthian church,
  • 00:11:22.467 --> 00:11:23.535
  • to show the Corinthian church,hey, this is nothing new
  • 00:11:23.535 --> 00:11:24.969
  • hey, this is nothing newwhat you're facing,
  • 00:11:24.969 --> 00:11:25.937
  • what you're facing,and God is greater than
  • 00:11:25.937 --> 00:11:27.205
  • and God is greater thanyour situation,
  • 00:11:27.205 --> 00:11:27.839
  • your situation,and He's greater than
  • 00:11:27.839 --> 00:11:28.339
  • and He's greater thanyour sin,
  • 00:11:28.339 --> 00:11:28.840
  • your sin,and He's greater than
  • 00:11:28.840 --> 00:11:29.607
  • and He's greater thanyour shame,
  • 00:11:29.607 --> 00:11:30.208
  • your shame,and He's greater than
  • 00:11:30.208 --> 00:11:31.843
  • and He's greater thanthe thing that has a hold of you
  • 00:11:31.843 --> 00:11:32.444
  • the thing that has a hold of youthat won't let you go.
  • 00:11:32.444 --> 00:11:33.712
  • that won't let you go.God is greater than that.
  • 00:11:33.712 --> 00:11:34.979
  • God is greater than that.He takes them all the way
  • 00:11:34.979 --> 00:11:37.816
  • He takes them all the wayback to Egypt.
  • 00:11:37.816 --> 00:11:39.918
  • back to Egypt.The Exodus story was critical
  • 00:11:39.918 --> 00:11:41.119
  • The Exodus story was criticalto the heritage
  • 00:11:41.119 --> 00:11:41.820
  • to the heritageand the history
  • 00:11:41.820 --> 00:11:43.555
  • and the historyof the people of God.
  • 00:11:43.555 --> 00:11:45.123
  • of the people of God.It was in Egypt that
  • 00:11:45.123 --> 00:11:47.759
  • It was in Egypt thatthey escaped from the famine.
  • 00:11:47.759 --> 00:11:49.627
  • they escaped from the famine.When the famine hit Canaan,
  • 00:11:49.627 --> 00:11:50.361
  • When the famine hit Canaan,God had Joseph
  • 00:11:50.361 --> 00:11:52.230
  • God had Josephpositioned in Egypt.
  • 00:11:52.230 --> 00:11:54.199
  • positioned in Egypt.How many know God always has
  • 00:11:54.199 --> 00:11:55.834
  • How many know God always hassomeone in a position
  • 00:11:55.834 --> 00:11:59.337
  • someone in a positionto meet the needs of His people?
  • 00:11:59.337 --> 00:12:00.038
  • to meet the needs of His people?I need y'all to shout
  • 00:12:00.038 --> 00:12:01.840
  • I need y'all to shoutwith an election year coming up.
  • 00:12:01.840 --> 00:12:04.342
  • with an election year coming up.God's gonna take care of us.
  • 00:12:04.342 --> 00:12:04.943
  • God's gonna take care of us.God is going
  • 00:12:04.943 --> 00:12:07.278
  • God is goingto take care of us,
  • 00:12:07.278 --> 00:12:08.413
  • to take care of us,and that's true in every area
  • 00:12:08.413 --> 00:12:10.682
  • and that's true in every areaand season of your life.
  • 00:12:10.682 --> 00:12:11.916
  • and season of your life.So, when they started starving
  • 00:12:11.916 --> 00:12:13.418
  • So, when they started starvingin Canaan,
  • 00:12:13.418 --> 00:12:15.920
  • in Canaan,Joseph said get dad
  • 00:12:15.920 --> 00:12:17.956
  • Joseph said get dadand bring him to Egypt.
  • 00:12:17.956 --> 00:12:19.758
  • and bring him to Egypt.God has given me favor
  • 00:12:19.758 --> 00:12:21.893
  • God has given me favorin the midst of this famine.
  • 00:12:21.893 --> 00:12:23.394
  • in the midst of this famine.So, they escaped Canaan
  • 00:12:23.394 --> 00:12:25.096
  • So, they escaped Canaanwhere there was a famine,
  • 00:12:25.096 --> 00:12:26.364
  • where there was a famine,and Jacob with
  • 00:12:26.364 --> 00:12:29.033
  • and Jacob withhis 130-year-old self
  • 00:12:29.033 --> 00:12:30.468
  • his 130-year-old selfhad to relocate
  • 00:12:30.468 --> 00:12:32.837
  • had to relocatenot to South Florida
  • 00:12:32.837 --> 00:12:36.007
  • not to South Floridabut to Egypt, a foreign place
  • 00:12:36.007 --> 00:12:36.674
  • but to Egypt, a foreign placewhere he did not
  • 00:12:36.674 --> 00:12:37.709
  • where he did notknow the pharaoh,
  • 00:12:37.709 --> 00:12:39.544
  • know the pharaoh,but the pharaoh knew Joseph
  • 00:12:39.544 --> 00:12:40.145
  • but the pharaoh knew Josephand since the pharaoh
  • 00:12:40.145 --> 00:12:41.579
  • and since the pharaohknew Joseph,
  • 00:12:41.579 --> 00:12:43.882
  • knew Joseph,Jacob and all of the patriarchs
  • 00:12:43.882 --> 00:12:45.283
  • Jacob and all of the patriarchsand all of their wives
  • 00:12:45.283 --> 00:12:46.751
  • and all of their wivesand all of their children,
  • 00:12:46.751 --> 00:12:47.819
  • and all of their children,not only did they get
  • 00:12:47.819 --> 00:12:49.921
  • not only did they getto move into Egypt,
  • 00:12:49.921 --> 00:12:52.357
  • to move into Egypt,but they got to go to Goshen.
  • 00:12:52.357 --> 00:12:53.491
  • but they got to go to Goshen.Goshen was the place
  • 00:12:53.491 --> 00:12:58.329
  • Goshen was the placewith the Kentucky Fried Quail.
  • 00:12:58.329 --> 00:12:59.664
  • with the Kentucky Fried Quail.Goshen was the place where you
  • 00:12:59.664 --> 00:13:02.100
  • Goshen was the place where youcan eat off the fat of the land.
  • 00:13:02.100 --> 00:13:03.134
  • can eat off the fat of the land.Goshen was the place of
  • 00:13:03.134 --> 00:13:05.470
  • Goshen was the place ofprovision for a little while,
  • 00:13:05.470 --> 00:13:06.771
  • provision for a little while,and for years and years
  • 00:13:06.771 --> 00:13:08.573
  • and for years and yearswhile others were starving,
  • 00:13:08.573 --> 00:13:09.941
  • while others were starving,the house of Jacob was eating
  • 00:13:09.941 --> 00:13:12.677
  • the house of Jacob was eatinggood in Egypt until one day
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  • good in Egypt until one daythe Bible says that a pharaoh
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  • the Bible says that a pharaohor a ruler arose in Egypt
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  • or a ruler arose in Egyptthat knew not Joseph.
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  • that knew not Joseph.When Joseph died and pharaohs
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  • When Joseph died and pharaohschanged, all of a sudden,
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  • changed, all of a sudden,the place where they had
  • 00:13:24.322 --> 00:13:26.758
  • the place where they hadescaped to became the place
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  • escaped to became the placewhere they were enslaved in.
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  • where they were enslaved in.Sometimes the place you go to
  • 00:13:34.165 --> 00:13:37.669
  • Sometimes the place you go toescape will become the place
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  • escape will become the placewhere you are enslaved.
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  • where you are enslaved.Can I break this down?
  • 00:13:43.708 --> 00:13:45.043
  • Can I break this down?It may be that you are
  • 00:13:45.043 --> 00:13:47.979
  • It may be that you areescaping for survival.
  • 00:13:47.979 --> 00:13:50.515
  • escaping for survival.You escape to a relationship
  • 00:13:50.515 --> 00:13:52.617
  • You escape to a relationshipthat is really not good for you,
  • 00:13:52.617 --> 00:13:53.451
  • that is really not good for you,and you know that
  • 00:13:53.451 --> 00:13:54.319
  • and you know thatthe relationship
  • 00:13:54.319 --> 00:13:55.520
  • the relationshipis not good for you,
  • 00:13:55.520 --> 00:13:57.422
  • is not good for you,but you are so lonely
  • 00:13:57.422 --> 00:13:59.357
  • but you are so lonelyrather than live by yourself
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  • rather than live by yourselfbecause you feel like
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  • because you feel likeyou're dying inside
  • 00:14:01.960 --> 00:14:03.161
  • you're dying insideyou would rather join up
  • 00:14:03.161 --> 00:14:04.429
  • you would rather join upwith someone who
  • 00:14:04.429 --> 00:14:06.231
  • with someone whois bringing you down
  • 00:14:06.231 --> 00:14:07.298
  • is bringing you downand even though you know
  • 00:14:07.298 --> 00:14:08.900
  • and even though you knowthat they're bringing you down
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  • that they're bringing you downor they are abusive
  • 00:14:10.268 --> 00:14:11.402
  • or they are abusiveor they are not walking
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  • or they are not walkingin the same direction as you,
  • 00:14:13.137 --> 00:14:14.239
  • in the same direction as you,you would rather walk
  • 00:14:14.239 --> 00:14:16.241
  • you would rather walkin the wrong direction than walk
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  • in the wrong direction than walkalone in the right direction,
  • 00:14:18.543 --> 00:14:19.944
  • alone in the right direction,and credit to you for being
  • 00:14:19.944 --> 00:14:22.046
  • and credit to you for beinga survivor because some of
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  • a survivor because some ofthe things that you did
  • 00:14:23.047 --> 00:14:24.082
  • the things that you didin your life,
  • 00:14:24.082 --> 00:14:26.818
  • in your life,you wen to Egypt to survive.
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  • you wen to Egypt to survive.You went to Egypt
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  • You went to Egyptnot because it was a sin.
  • 00:14:29.754 --> 00:14:30.255
  • not because it was a sin.It was just
  • 00:14:30.255 --> 00:14:32.156
  • It was justa matter of survival.
  • 00:14:32.156 --> 00:14:32.991
  • a matter of survival.Some of the things that
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  • Some of the things thatwe learn to medicate with.
  • 00:14:35.026 --> 00:14:36.661
  • we learn to medicate with.Some of the habits that later
  • 00:14:36.661 --> 00:14:39.831
  • Some of the habits that laterin life become masters over us.
  • 00:14:39.831 --> 00:14:41.900
  • in life become masters over us.They did not start as masters.
  • 00:14:41.900 --> 00:14:44.369
  • They did not start as masters.They started as medication.
  • 00:14:44.369 --> 00:14:46.137
  • They started as medication.And so, we took a pill at first
  • 00:14:46.137 --> 00:14:47.005
  • And so, we took a pill at firstjust to deal with it
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  • just to deal with itso we could
  • 00:14:47.705 --> 00:14:49.073
  • so we coulddeal with everyday life,
  • 00:14:49.073 --> 00:14:50.475
  • deal with everyday life,but then it was two
  • 00:14:50.475 --> 00:14:52.043
  • but then it was twoand then it was three
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  • and then it was threeand then it was a bunch,
  • 00:14:53.478 --> 00:14:54.679
  • and then it was a bunch,and now all of a sudden,
  • 00:14:54.679 --> 00:14:56.314
  • and now all of a sudden,I find myself enslaved
  • 00:14:56.314 --> 00:14:59.951
  • I find myself enslavedby something that I escaped to.
  • 00:14:59.951 --> 00:15:01.719
  • by something that I escaped to.This is not just true of pills.
  • 00:15:01.719 --> 00:15:03.755
  • This is not just true of pills.This can be true of sex.
  • 00:15:03.755 --> 00:15:04.255
  • This can be true of sex.You can look
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  • You can lookfor a connection in sex
  • 00:15:06.057 --> 00:15:08.259
  • for a connection in sexand substitute it for love.
  • 00:15:08.259 --> 00:15:08.993
  • and substitute it for love.It's not that
  • 00:15:08.993 --> 00:15:10.261
  • It's not thatyou wanted to be dirty.
  • 00:15:10.261 --> 00:15:11.129
  • you wanted to be dirty.It's not that you wanted
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  • It's not that you wantedto be promiscuous.
  • 00:15:12.563 --> 00:15:13.097
  • to be promiscuous.It's not that
  • 00:15:13.097 --> 00:15:14.799
  • It's not thatyou don't respect yourself.
  • 00:15:14.799 --> 00:15:15.466
  • you don't respect yourself.It's just that
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  • It's just thatyou wanted to feel something,
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  • you wanted to feel something,and the feeling of loneliness
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  • and the feeling of lonelinesscan be so great that you would
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  • can be so great that you wouldrather feel a dirty connection
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  • rather feel a dirty connectionthan a clean sense
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  • than a clean senseof confinement
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  • of confinementthat comes from
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  • that comes frombeing quarantined
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  • being quarantinedin your own mind.
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  • in your own mind.[Applause]
  • 00:15:32.250 --> 00:15:33.785
  • [Applause]But the danger of escape is
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  • But the danger of escape isthat Egypt can feed you
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  • that Egypt can feed youquail one day and whip you
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  • quail one day and whip youwith chains the next day.
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  • with chains the next day.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]And the place that you
  • 00:15:45.430 --> 00:15:47.899
  • And the place that youescaped to becomes the place
  • 00:15:47.899 --> 00:15:51.402
  • escaped to becomes the placethat you are enslaved in.
  • 00:15:51.402 --> 00:15:53.037
  • that you are enslaved in.Thank you for helping me, Lord.
  • 00:15:53.037 --> 00:15:54.105
  • Thank you for helping me, Lord.I told the Lord I wanted
  • 00:15:54.105 --> 00:15:55.440
  • I told the Lord I wantedto preach this message with
  • 00:15:55.440 --> 00:15:56.941
  • to preach this message withenergy like it was my first
  • 00:15:56.941 --> 00:15:58.509
  • energy like it was my firsttime preaching it,
  • 00:15:58.509 --> 00:16:00.645
  • time preaching it,and I feel His help today.
  • 00:16:00.645 --> 00:16:01.779
  • and I feel His help today.A chain-breaking kind of
  • 00:16:01.779 --> 00:16:05.950
  • A chain-breaking kind ofanointing that can get deep down
  • 00:16:05.950 --> 00:16:07.585
  • anointing that can get deep downin your heart
  • 00:16:07.585 --> 00:16:13.825
  • in your heartand help you to see
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  • and help you to seehow sometimes the place
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  • how sometimes the placethat we run to
  • 00:16:18.262 --> 00:16:20.264
  • that we run tocan become the place that we're
  • 00:16:20.264 --> 00:16:24.669
  • can become the place that we'retrapped in 'cause
  • 00:16:24.669 --> 00:16:28.773
  • trapped in 'causeI just want to escape.
  • 00:16:28.773 --> 00:16:30.074
  • I just want to escape.I just don't want to
  • 00:16:30.074 --> 00:16:32.910
  • I just don't want tofeel like this anymore.
  • 00:16:32.910 --> 00:16:35.313
  • feel like this anymore.So now, that's why
  • 00:16:35.313 --> 00:16:37.482
  • So now, that's whyI'm going outside of God
  • 00:16:37.482 --> 00:16:40.785
  • I'm going outside of Godto meet a God-given need.
  • 00:16:40.785 --> 00:16:42.520
  • to meet a God-given need.That's why I'm doing things
  • 00:16:42.520 --> 00:16:43.488
  • That's why I'm doing thingsthat make me feel bad
  • 00:16:43.488 --> 00:16:46.224
  • that make me feel badin the morning.
  • 00:16:46.224 --> 00:16:48.126
  • in the morning.I'm doing things that leave
  • 00:16:48.126 --> 00:16:50.261
  • I'm doing things that leavea wake of consequences
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  • a wake of consequencesthat's going to affect me
  • 00:16:51.229 --> 00:16:54.432
  • that's going to affect mein a way that has no alignment
  • 00:16:54.432 --> 00:16:55.333
  • in a way that has no alignmentwith the real intention
  • 00:16:55.333 --> 00:16:56.000
  • with the real intentionof what God has spoken
  • 00:16:56.000 --> 00:16:58.536
  • of what God has spokenover my life, but I just
  • 00:16:58.536 --> 00:17:00.471
  • over my life, but I justgotta get out of this.
  • 00:17:00.471 --> 00:17:01.672
  • gotta get out of this.I hope one day that I'll have
  • 00:17:01.672 --> 00:17:02.807
  • I hope one day that I'll havethe courage to do this
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  • the courage to do thisseries called,
  • 00:17:04.208 --> 00:17:05.143
  • series called,I already have the name of it.
  • 00:17:05.143 --> 00:17:06.010
  • I already have the name of it.I just don't have the guts
  • 00:17:06.010 --> 00:17:07.678
  • I just don't have the gutsto preach it yet 'cause I know
  • 00:17:07.678 --> 00:17:08.646
  • to preach it yet 'cause I knowhow preach people are,
  • 00:17:08.646 --> 00:17:09.313
  • how preach people are,and I can already see
  • 00:17:09.313 --> 00:17:10.148
  • and I can already seethe YouTube comments,
  • 00:17:10.148 --> 00:17:11.282
  • the YouTube comments,but y'all pray for me.
  • 00:17:11.282 --> 00:17:12.016
  • but y'all pray for me.One day I'm going to preach
  • 00:17:12.016 --> 00:17:13.017
  • One day I'm going to preacha whole series called,
  • 00:17:13.017 --> 00:17:14.719
  • a whole series called,"Sins with Benefits".
  • 00:17:14.719 --> 00:17:19.357
  • "Sins with Benefits".[Applause]
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  • [Applause]Y'all sound a little
  • 00:17:19.991 --> 00:17:22.427
  • Y'all sound a littletoo excited about that.
  • 00:17:22.427 --> 00:17:23.494
  • too excited about that.Kind of sketchy how y'all
  • 00:17:23.494 --> 00:17:26.964
  • Kind of sketchy how y'allclapped about that.
  • 00:17:26.964 --> 00:17:27.999
  • clapped about that.Because we will hear a lot
  • 00:17:27.999 --> 00:17:29.367
  • Because we will hear a lotof times about the consequence
  • 00:17:29.367 --> 00:17:30.068
  • of times about the consequenceof sin,
  • 00:17:30.068 --> 00:17:31.369
  • of sin,but if there were
  • 00:17:31.369 --> 00:17:33.771
  • but if there wereno benefits to it,
  • 00:17:33.771 --> 00:17:35.606
  • no benefits to it,it wouldn't be so popular.
  • 00:17:35.606 --> 00:17:43.781
  • it wouldn't be so popular.[Applause]
  • 00:17:43.781 --> 00:17:44.749
  • [Applause]There is a need
  • 00:17:44.749 --> 00:17:47.785
  • There is a needthat Egypt meets.
  • 00:17:47.785 --> 00:17:49.887
  • that Egypt meets.There is as need that is met.
  • 00:17:49.887 --> 00:17:51.756
  • There is as need that is met.You know, there is, there is,
  • 00:17:51.756 --> 00:17:53.124
  • You know, there is, there is,there is a longing
  • 00:17:53.124 --> 00:17:54.959
  • there is a longingthat is fulfilled.
  • 00:17:54.959 --> 00:17:56.961
  • that is fulfilled.When I go outside of God
  • 00:17:56.961 --> 00:17:58.596
  • When I go outside of Godto meet a God-given need,
  • 00:17:58.596 --> 00:18:00.498
  • to meet a God-given need,it works.
  • 00:18:00.498 --> 00:18:01.699
  • it works.See, that's the problem.
  • 00:18:01.699 --> 00:18:03.468
  • See, that's the problem.It works.
  • 00:18:03.468 --> 00:18:04.602
  • It works.It gets you out
  • 00:18:04.602 --> 00:18:06.471
  • It gets you outfor a little while.
  • 00:18:06.471 --> 00:18:09.040
  • for a little while.It works until it doesn't.
  • 00:18:09.040 --> 00:18:11.509
  • It works until it doesn't.It works until it gets old.
  • 00:18:11.509 --> 00:18:12.777
  • It works until it gets old.It works until
  • 00:18:12.777 --> 00:18:14.112
  • It works untilit fries the neural pathways
  • 00:18:14.112 --> 00:18:15.680
  • it fries the neural pathwaysand now it doesn't work anymore,
  • 00:18:15.680 --> 00:18:16.681
  • and now it doesn't work anymore,and now I'm doing it,
  • 00:18:16.681 --> 00:18:17.148
  • and now I'm doing it,but it doesn't
  • 00:18:17.148 --> 00:18:18.249
  • but it doesn'teven work anymore,
  • 00:18:18.249 --> 00:18:19.750
  • even work anymore,and now I'm chasing something
  • 00:18:19.750 --> 00:18:21.686
  • and now I'm chasing somethingthat doesn't deliver,
  • 00:18:21.686 --> 00:18:24.055
  • that doesn't deliver,and I want a way out.
  • 00:18:24.055 --> 00:18:24.889
  • and I want a way out.So, Paul says now you've got
  • 00:18:24.889 --> 00:18:26.691
  • So, Paul says now you've gotto back all the way up to Egypt
  • 00:18:26.691 --> 00:18:27.558
  • to back all the way up to Egyptand look at Verse 1.
  • 00:18:27.558 --> 00:18:28.826
  • and look at Verse 1.This is in the Bible, y'all.
  • 00:18:28.826 --> 00:18:29.794
  • This is in the Bible, y'all.He said I want you to know,
  • 00:18:29.794 --> 00:18:30.795
  • He said I want you to know,brothers,
  • 00:18:30.795 --> 00:18:31.863
  • brothers,that our fathers were
  • 00:18:31.863 --> 00:18:33.030
  • that our fathers wereall under the cloud.
  • 00:18:33.030 --> 00:18:35.399
  • all under the cloud.It's the same stuff.
  • 00:18:35.399 --> 00:18:37.702
  • It's the same stuff.It's the same stuff.
  • 00:18:37.702 --> 00:18:39.103
  • It's the same stuff.They were all under the cloud,
  • 00:18:39.103 --> 00:18:41.105
  • They were all under the cloud,and all passed through the sea.
  • 00:18:41.105 --> 00:18:43.141
  • and all passed through the sea.Remember the Red Sea
  • 00:18:43.141 --> 00:18:44.108
  • Remember the Red Seathat God brought His people
  • 00:18:44.108 --> 00:18:47.111
  • that God brought His peoplethrough?
  • 00:18:47.111 --> 00:18:48.146
  • through?Come on.
  • 00:18:48.146 --> 00:18:48.980
  • Come on.Has God ever brought you
  • 00:18:48.980 --> 00:18:50.348
  • Has God ever brought youout of anything?
  • 00:18:50.348 --> 00:18:53.618
  • out of anything?[Applause]
  • 00:18:53.618 --> 00:18:54.852
  • [Applause]I don't mean you had a headache
  • 00:18:54.852 --> 00:18:56.487
  • I don't mean you had a headacheand it went away.
  • 00:18:56.487 --> 00:18:58.422
  • and it went away.That was ibuprofen.
  • 00:18:58.422 --> 00:18:59.824
  • That was ibuprofen.But I mean something
  • 00:18:59.824 --> 00:19:00.625
  • But I mean somethingthat was deep.
  • 00:19:00.625 --> 00:19:01.792
  • that was deep.It was a pit.
  • 00:19:01.792 --> 00:19:02.960
  • It was a pit.It was a depression.
  • 00:19:02.960 --> 00:19:04.128
  • It was a depression.It was a darkness.
  • 00:19:04.128 --> 00:19:05.296
  • It was a darkness.It was a mistake.
  • 00:19:05.296 --> 00:19:07.465
  • It was a mistake.It was a mess you made,
  • 00:19:07.465 --> 00:19:09.300
  • It was a mess you made,but God brought you out.
  • 00:19:09.300 --> 00:19:11.269
  • but God brought you out.Shout for 15 seconds.
  • 00:19:11.269 --> 00:19:22.980
  • Shout for 15 seconds.[Applause]
  • 00:19:22.980 --> 00:19:25.149
  • [Applause]Matter of fact,
  • 00:19:25.149 --> 00:19:25.883
  • Matter of fact,shout if He didn't
  • 00:19:25.883 --> 00:19:27.385
  • shout if He didn'tjust bring you out.
  • 00:19:27.385 --> 00:19:28.186
  • just bring you out.Shout if He brought
  • 00:19:28.186 --> 00:19:29.754
  • Shout if He broughtyou through.
  • 00:19:29.754 --> 00:19:32.757
  • you through.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]Oh, God.
  • 00:19:33.591 --> 00:19:35.326
  • Oh, God.That's good to me.
  • 00:19:35.326 --> 00:19:36.194
  • That's good to me.He didn't just
  • 00:19:36.194 --> 00:19:37.862
  • He didn't justbring me out of it.
  • 00:19:37.862 --> 00:19:39.730
  • bring me out of it.He brought me through it,
  • 00:19:39.730 --> 00:19:41.732
  • He brought me through it,and since I went through it,
  • 00:19:41.732 --> 00:19:43.534
  • and since I went through it,I got something from it.
  • 00:19:43.534 --> 00:19:47.772
  • I had to go through
  • 00:19:53.644 --> 00:19:54.679
  • I had to go throughthe valley of
  • 00:19:54.679 --> 00:19:56.180
  • the valley ofthe shadow of death
  • 00:19:56.180 --> 00:19:57.148
  • the shadow of deathso I could know
  • 00:19:57.148 --> 00:19:58.583
  • so I could knowit's just a shadow.
  • 00:19:58.583 --> 00:20:00.318
  • it's just a shadow.The Lord is my shepherd,
  • 00:20:00.318 --> 00:20:04.155
  • The Lord is my shepherd,and I shall not want.
  • 00:20:04.155 --> 00:20:05.456
  • and I shall not want.Now, I've got a table
  • 00:20:05.456 --> 00:20:07.258
  • Now, I've got a tablein the presence of my enemies,
  • 00:20:07.258 --> 00:20:09.093
  • in the presence of my enemies,but the only way to the table
  • 00:20:09.093 --> 00:20:10.461
  • but the only way to the tablewas through the valley.
  • 00:20:10.461 --> 00:20:14.065
  • was through the valley.I had to go through the pain.
  • 00:20:14.065 --> 00:20:15.199
  • I had to go through the pain.And that's what God did,
  • 00:20:15.199 --> 00:20:15.866
  • And that's what God did,-- now, watch this,
  • 00:20:15.866 --> 00:20:16.667
  • -- now, watch this,a history lesson.
  • 00:20:16.667 --> 00:20:17.969
  • a history lesson.Tell somebody it's nothing new.
  • 00:20:17.969 --> 00:20:18.769
  • Tell somebody it's nothing new.It's nothing new.
  • 00:20:18.769 --> 00:20:19.704
  • It's nothing new.What you're going through,
  • 00:20:19.704 --> 00:20:21.038
  • What you're going through,God's people have been
  • 00:20:21.038 --> 00:20:22.306
  • God's people have beenstanding in front of stuff
  • 00:20:22.306 --> 00:20:23.140
  • standing in front of stuffthat they didn't think
  • 00:20:23.140 --> 00:20:23.874
  • that they didn't thinkthey could make it through
  • 00:20:23.874 --> 00:20:25.710
  • they could make it throughfor a long time.
  • 00:20:25.710 --> 00:20:27.311
  • for a long time.They came to that Red Sea,
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  • They came to that Red Sea,pharaoh behind him,
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  • pharaoh behind him,the chariots
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  • the chariots[chariot wheels clacking],
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  • [chariot wheels clacking],clackin' --
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  • clackin' --These were not,
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  • These were not,these were not basic chariots.
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  • these were not basic chariots.These were Lamborghini chariots,
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  • These were Lamborghini chariots,faster than them,
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  • faster than them,stronger than them,
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  • stronger than them,but somehow, some way,
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  • but somehow, some way,they passed through the sea.
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  • they passed through the sea.God brought them through it.
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  • God brought them through it.God said I'm not just going to
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  • God said I'm not just going tolift you out of it.
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  • lift you out of it.I'm going to give you
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  • I'm going to give youthe strength to walk through it.
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  • the strength to walk through it.No temptation.
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  • No temptation.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]He brought them through it.
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  • He brought them through it.He brought you through it.
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  • He brought you through it.He takes you through it.
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  • He takes you through it.Not around it, but through it.
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  • Not around it, but through it.Keep trying to work around it.
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  • Keep trying to work around it.We put all these work arounds
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  • We put all these work aroundsin our life,
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  • in our life,all these ways that we don't
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  • all these ways that we don'treally have to deal
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  • really have to dealwith real issues,
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  • with real issues,all these ways of escape that
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  • all these ways of escape thatwe try to make for ourselves.
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  • we try to make for ourselves.You know, since I really
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  • You know, since I reallycan't be happy
  • 00:21:30.308 --> 00:21:31.309
  • can't be happylet me just take pictures
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  • let me just take pictureslike I am.
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  • like I am.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]They said we had
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  • They said we hadoverflow of Ballantyne.
  • 00:21:42.420 --> 00:21:43.354
  • overflow of Ballantyne.I'm just trying to make some
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  • I'm just trying to make someseats for next week.
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  • seats for next week.I'm going to preach this
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  • I'm going to preach this'til we got some empty seats.
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  • 'til we got some empty seats.But really,
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  • But really,it's the mercy of God 'cause
  • 00:21:50.428 --> 00:21:51.696
  • it's the mercy of God 'causeHe said it was the same cloud,
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  • He said it was the same cloud,same sea, same grace,
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  • same sea, same grace,and the same grace that is
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  • and the same grace that isavailable if you're facing
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  • available if you're facinga Red Sea of trouble
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  • a Red Sea of troubleis available
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  • is availableif you are facing
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  • if you are facinga temptation in your life
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  • a temptation in your lifethat has overtaken you.
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  • that has overtaken you.Interesting language
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  • Interesting languagebecause to say
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  • because to sayit has overtaken you
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  • it has overtaken youacknowledges that
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  • acknowledges thatit's stronger than you.
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  • it's stronger than you.So now, I'm being told
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  • So now, I'm being toldthat there is something
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  • that there is somethingthat is stronger than me
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  • that is stronger than meworking against me,
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  • working against me,and you know exactly
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  • and you know exactlywhat that is in your life.
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  • what that is in your life.You know exactly what it is
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  • You know exactly what it isthat you escaped to
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  • that you escaped tothat you have become enslaved by
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  • that you have become enslaved byand if it's not sex
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  • and if it's not sexand if it's not pills, look.
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  • and if it's not pills, look.Some people do it
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  • Some people do itwith pharmaceuticals,
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  • with pharmaceuticals,some people do it with food.
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  • some people do it with food.You can do it with drugs.
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  • You can do it with drugs.You can do it with doughnuts.
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  • You can do it with doughnuts.That's why I said temptation
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  • That's why I said temptationis a funny word.
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  • is a funny word.If we start making a list,
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  • If we start making a list,of all the ones
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  • of all the oneswe don't struggle with
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  • we don't struggle withand then we'll shout about
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  • and then we'll shout abouthow God is faithful with that,
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  • how God is faithful with that,but blame can be
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  • but blame can bea way of escape.
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  • a way of escape.You hear me preaching
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  • You hear me preachingto you today?
  • 00:22:58.562 --> 00:22:59.764
  • to you today?Because blame will get you out
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  • Because blame will get you outof having to take
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  • of having to takeresponsibility.
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  • responsibility.The only problem is it gives
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  • The only problem is it givesthe keys to your freedom
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  • the keys to your freedomto whoever you blame
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  • to whoever you blamefor the situation.
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  • for the situation.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]And now, you're enslaved to
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  • And now, you're enslaved tothe very thing
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  • the very thingthat you were trying
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  • that you were tryingto escape from.
  • 00:23:16.247 --> 00:23:16.847
  • to escape from.Now, you're enslaved
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  • Now, you're enslavedto bitterness
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  • to bitternessbecause you escaped
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  • because you escapedthrough blame.
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  • through blame.I could do this all day long.
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  • I could do this all day long.I could talk about how when
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  • I could talk about how whenyou feel trapped in something,
  • 00:23:23.154 --> 00:23:25.923
  • you feel trapped in something,it's important what you trust in
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  • it's important what you trust inbecause whatever you trust
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  • because whatever you trustbecomes your master.
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  • becomes your master.What are you escaping to?
  • 00:23:32.763 --> 00:23:35.065
  • What are you escaping to?What are you escaping from?
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  • What are you escaping from?And have you escaped
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  • And have you escapedto something that has now
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  • - Right now, in this moment,
  • 00:23:44.074 --> 00:23:45.543
  • - Right now, in this moment,your life is being steered
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  • your life is being steeredin a direction.
  • 00:23:47.044 --> 00:23:49.046
  • in a direction.It may be toward your calling,
  • 00:23:49.046 --> 00:23:49.713
  • It may be toward your calling,it may be away
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  • it may be awayfrom your calling.
  • 00:23:51.048 --> 00:23:52.049
  • from your calling.But your life is being
  • 00:23:52.049 --> 00:23:53.350
  • like a ship in the water.
  • 00:23:55.252 --> 00:23:57.421
  • like a ship in the water.The destination is determined
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  • The destination is determinedby who or what is at the wheel.
  • 00:24:00.991 --> 00:24:01.659
  • by who or what is at the wheel.If you're steering
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  • If you're steeringby your feelings,
  • 00:24:02.893 --> 00:24:04.995
  • by your feelings,instead of by the spirit of God,
  • 00:24:04.995 --> 00:24:05.896
  • instead of by the spirit of God,it's just a matter of time
  • 00:24:05.896 --> 00:24:07.264
  • it's just a matter of timebefore you get off course.
  • 00:24:07.264 --> 00:24:09.133
  • before you get off course.Sometimes, it happens slowly.
  • 00:24:09.133 --> 00:24:09.934
  • Sometimes, it happens slowly.We don't even realize
  • 00:24:09.934 --> 00:24:11.669
  • We don't even realizethe gradual drift.
  • 00:24:11.669 --> 00:24:12.536
  • the gradual drift.Because, the world's gets us
  • 00:24:12.536 --> 00:24:14.271
  • Because, the world's gets uswalking in its ways;
  • 00:24:14.271 --> 00:24:17.875
  • walking in its ways;what we see, what we feel,
  • 00:24:17.875 --> 00:24:19.710
  • what we see, what we feel,what we think.
  • 00:24:19.710 --> 00:24:21.278
  • what we think.But as children of God,
  • 00:24:21.278 --> 00:24:22.246
  • But as children of God,we have to learn how to
  • 00:24:22.246 --> 00:24:24.114
  • because feelings come and go.
  • 00:24:25.916 --> 00:24:26.984
  • because feelings come and go.I mean, one minute,
  • 00:24:26.984 --> 00:24:28.085
  • I mean, one minute,you're telling yourself that
  • 00:24:28.085 --> 00:24:29.420
  • you're telling yourself thatyou can take on the world.
  • 00:24:29.420 --> 00:24:30.020
  • you can take on the world.And the next minute,
  • 00:24:30.020 --> 00:24:30.654
  • And the next minute,all you wanna do
  • 00:24:30.654 --> 00:24:32.122
  • all you wanna dois get under the covers
  • 00:24:32.122 --> 00:24:33.390
  • is get under the coverswith some cookies.
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  • with some cookies.I know you know
  • 00:24:33.991 --> 00:24:35.159
  • I know you knowwhat I am saying.
  • 00:24:35.159 --> 00:24:36.160
  • what I am saying.God's truth
  • 00:24:36.160 --> 00:24:38.062
  • God's truthis the only constant.
  • 00:24:38.062 --> 00:24:39.597
  • is the only constant.It's time to fix your focus
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  • It's time to fix your focuson the provision of God
  • 00:24:41.398 --> 00:24:42.633
  • on the provision of Godnot the lack in your life.
  • 00:24:42.633 --> 00:24:43.634
  • not the lack in your life.Protection of God,
  • 00:24:43.634 --> 00:24:44.768
  • Protection of God,not the danger around you.
  • 00:24:44.768 --> 00:24:46.570
  • not the danger around you.And the purposes of God
  • 00:24:46.570 --> 00:24:47.805
  • And the purposes of Godinstead of whatever
  • 00:24:47.805 --> 00:24:49.139
  • instead of whateverlittle urgent crises
  • 00:24:49.139 --> 00:24:50.808
  • little urgent crisespops up in your day.
  • 00:24:50.808 --> 00:24:51.942
  • pops up in your day.You can survive the storms
  • 00:24:51.942 --> 00:24:53.577
  • - It's wise to choose
  • 00:24:54.745 --> 00:24:56.881
  • - It's wise to chooseyour battles when you can,
  • 00:24:56.881 --> 00:24:58.182
  • your battles when you can,but what do you do
  • 00:24:58.182 --> 00:25:00.784
  • but what do you dowhen your battle chooses you?
  • 00:25:00.784 --> 00:25:01.352
  • when your battle chooses you?This is what
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  • This is whatthe Lord says to you,
  • 00:25:02.219 --> 00:25:03.120
  • the Lord says to you,“Don't be afraid,
  • 00:25:03.120 --> 00:25:04.188
  • “Don't be afraid,don't be discouraged,
  • 00:25:04.188 --> 00:25:05.189
  • don't be discouraged,don't back down;
  • 00:25:05.189 --> 00:25:06.023
  • don't back down;if you fight it,
  • 00:25:06.023 --> 00:25:07.024
  • if you fight it,you're gonna lose it.”
  • 00:25:07.024 --> 00:25:08.125
  • you're gonna lose it.”You can't fight it;
  • 00:25:08.125 --> 00:25:09.193
  • You can't fight it;give it back.
  • 00:25:09.193 --> 00:25:10.561
  • give it back.You can't figure it out;
  • 00:25:10.561 --> 00:25:11.562
  • You can't figure it out;give it back.
  • 00:25:11.562 --> 00:25:12.630
  • give it back.How d'you give it back?
  • 00:25:12.630 --> 00:25:13.998
  • How d'you give it back?That's a focus.
  • 00:25:13.998 --> 00:25:15.432
  • That's a focus.That's looking beyond
  • 00:25:15.432 --> 00:25:17.234
  • That's looking beyondwhat's coming against you,
  • 00:25:17.234 --> 00:25:18.235
  • what's coming against you,and looking toward
  • 00:25:18.235 --> 00:25:19.637
  • and looking towardwhat is within you,
  • 00:25:19.637 --> 00:25:22.006
  • what is within you,to know that greater is He
  • 00:25:22.006 --> 00:25:23.340
  • to know that greater is Hethat is in me,
  • 00:25:23.340 --> 00:25:25.743
  • that is in me,than he that is in the world,
  • 00:25:25.743 --> 00:25:28.913
  • than he that is in the world,and God wants His battle back.
  • 00:25:28.913 --> 00:25:30.814
  • and God wants His battle back.I want you to get in position;
  • 00:25:30.814 --> 00:25:32.416
  • I want you to get in position;not so that you can fight,
  • 00:25:32.416 --> 00:25:34.418
  • not so that you can fight,not so that you can struggle,
  • 00:25:34.418 --> 00:25:36.754
  • not so that you can struggle,but so that you can see
  • 00:25:36.754 --> 00:25:38.055
  • but so that you can seethe deliverance.
  • 00:25:38.055 --> 00:25:39.957
  • the deliverance.God is fighting for worshippers,
  • 00:25:39.957 --> 00:25:41.959
  • God is fighting for worshippers,God is fighting for praisers,
  • 00:25:41.959 --> 00:25:44.161
  • God is fighting for praisers,God is fighting for His people;
  • 00:25:44.161 --> 00:25:46.096
  • God is fighting for His people;God is fighting for you,
  • 00:25:46.096 --> 00:25:46.764
  • God is fighting for you,because somebody
  • 00:25:46.764 --> 00:25:47.731
  • because somebodyhas been wondering,
  • 00:25:47.731 --> 00:25:49.099
  • has been wondering,“Is God using me?
  • 00:25:49.099 --> 00:25:50.401
  • “Is God using me?Is this even worth it?”,
  • 00:25:50.401 --> 00:25:51.335
  • Is this even worth it?”,but there's something
  • 00:25:51.335 --> 00:25:52.069
  • but there's somethingabout that,
  • 00:25:52.069 --> 00:25:53.404
  • about that,that should let you know
  • 00:25:53.404 --> 00:25:54.905
  • that should let you knowthat if the devil showed up
  • 00:25:54.905 --> 00:25:56.507
  • that if the devil showed upin the first place,
  • 00:25:56.507 --> 00:25:57.141
  • in the first place,there must be
  • 00:25:57.141 --> 00:25:58.876
  • there must besomething important.
  • 00:25:58.876 --> 00:26:00.210
  • something important.You're His friend;
  • 00:26:00.210 --> 00:26:01.512
  • You're His friend;you get His help,
  • 00:26:01.512 --> 00:26:02.780
  • you get His help,you get His strength,
  • 00:26:02.780 --> 00:26:04.014
  • you get His strength,you get His miracles,
  • 00:26:04.014 --> 00:26:05.349
  • you get His miracles,you get His wisdom,
  • 00:26:05.349 --> 00:26:06.750
  • you get His wisdom,you get His provision,
  • 00:26:06.750 --> 00:26:08.852
  • you get His provision,you get His angels.
  • 00:26:08.852 --> 00:26:09.420
  • you get His angels.What d'you do
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  • What d'you dowhen the battle chooses you?
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  • - ANNOUNCER: We all face
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  • battles in situations
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  • that feel like
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  • they're too much to manage.
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  • Get your copy, today, of
  • 00:26:19.129 --> 00:26:20.431
  • “When the Battle Chooses You”,
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  • and give your battle
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  • - ♪ This is my testimony ♪
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  • - ♪ This is my testimony ♪♪ From death to life ♪
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  • ♪ From death to life ♪♪ 'Cause grace ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause grace ♪♪ Rewrote my story ♪
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  • ♪ Rewrote my story ♪♪ I'll testify ♪
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  • ♪ I'll testify ♪♪ By Jesus Christ ♪
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  • ♪ By Jesus Christ ♪♪ The Righteous ♪
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  • ♪ The Righteous ♪♪ I'm justified ♪
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  • ♪ I'm justified ♪♪ This is my testimony ♪
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  • ♪ This is my testimony ♪♪ This is my testimony ♪
  • 00:26:44.488 --> 00:26:45.723
  • - ♪ Come together ♪
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  • - ♪ Come together ♪♪ Sons and daughters ♪
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  • ♪ Sons and daughters ♪♪ Bought with blood ♪
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  • ♪ Sing the praises ♪
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  • ♪ Sing the praises ♪♪ Of the Spirit ♪
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  • ♪ Of the Spirit ♪♪ Son and Father ♪
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  • ♪ Son and Father ♪♪ Our God will finish ♪
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  • ♪ Yes, our God ♪
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  • ♪ Yes, our God ♪♪ Will finish ♪
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  • ♪ Will finish ♪♪ What He started ♪
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  • ♪ What He started ♪- ♪ Oh ♪
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  • - ♪ Oh ♪- ♪ This is my testimony ♪
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  • - ♪ This is my testimony ♪♪ From death to life ♪
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  • ♪ From death to life ♪♪ 'Cause grace ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause grace ♪♪ Rewrote my story ♪
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  • ♪ Rewrote my story ♪♪ I'll testify ♪
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  • ♪ I'll testify ♪♪ By Jesus Christ ♪
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