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You Must Be Important Part 2

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September 25, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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You Must Be Important Part 2

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  • - You must be important.
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  • He threw you in the fire
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  • so He could show Nebuchadnezzar
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  • that He is God.
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  • You must be important.
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  • He lets you spend the night
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  • with the lions so he could
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  • shut the lion's mouth
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  • and demonstrate His strength.
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  • You must be important.
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  • He drowned all those horses
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  • in the Red Sea
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  • so that the nations would know
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  • that He is God.
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  • You must be important!
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  • You gotta be!
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  • How else do you explain
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  • - You know how I know
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  • you're important?
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  • It takes boldness to call
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  • your sermon
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  • "You Must be Important".
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  • It takes boldness
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  • to call your sermon that.
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  • But I know it.
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  • Not because of the
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  • car you drive.
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  • Not because of the house
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  • Not because I looked up
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  • how many Instagram followers
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  • you have.
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  • I know you're important
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  • because of your storm.
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  • See, the size of your storm
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  • tells me something
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  • about your importance.
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  • lets me know the importance
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  • of your assignment.
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  • The Devil doesn't start a storm
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  • for somebody
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  • who he's not threatened by.
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  • If you're going through a storm,
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  • there's something so big
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  • on the other side.
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  • High five three people.
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  • Say you must be important
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  • 'cause that big bad Devil's
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  • been huffing and puffing
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  • and he thought he would blow
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  • your house down.
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  • But the trial just served
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  • to prove your foundation.
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  • Come on.
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  • My house is on the rock.
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  • I can't --
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  • I was so confused for so long.
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  • I thought the storm meant
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  • that God had left me, you know?
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  • But in this passage,
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  • the storm means he's on the way.
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  • Did you hear what I said?
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  • If you're going through
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  • a storm right now
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  • or if one happens to hit
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  • on Thursday morning
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  • I want you to know that
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  • the storm is a sign
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  • that grace is on the way.
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  • The Bible says the storm
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  • came up suddenly.
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  • The moment Jesus started
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  • in the direction of the man
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  • here came a storm.
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  • Not because God wasn't with him
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  • but precisely 'cause
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  • he was headed in his direction.
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  • So if that's true --
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  • If what I just said is true
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  • that there is a storm
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  • that proves -- Nobody attacks
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  • what isn't valuable.
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  • I promise you if I went to play
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  • game seven today Lebron
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  • wouldn't guard me.
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  • I promise you.
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  • They would let me run all around
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  • that court and do whatever
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  • I wanted to do.
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  • They would hand me
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  • the ball gladly.
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  • You only guard -- Why would
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  • you guard someone who wasn't
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  • in a position to score?
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  • I know you're important.
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  • Look here Brooke
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  • when I prepared this message
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  • I was like everybody won't get
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  • this message 'cause they'll
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  • do this thing.
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  • When I get to this man
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  • called Legion and I say he
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  • was living among the tombs
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  • and cutting himself
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  • with stones they would
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  • disassociate themselves
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  • and say well I've got
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  • some problems
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  • but I'm not that bad.
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  • When he says my name is Legion
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  • they'll back up off of him.
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  • in the text.
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  • They'll say well I'm like
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  • the disciples going through
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  • a storm but I'm not the man
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  • called Legion.
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  • Really?
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  • Are you so sure?
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  • 'Cause it said he lived
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  • among the tombs.
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  • So you don't go to dead places?
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  • Are you sure?
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  • Somewhere in here,
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  • it may have
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  • a different demonstration
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  • but it's the same dynamic.
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  • 'Cause it said they would try
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  • to chain him up and he would
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  • break the chains
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  • and they couldn't hold
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  • him anymore.
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  • He would hurt himself.
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  • Are you telling me
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  • there's no area of your life
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  • where you're out of control?
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  • I started to study the text
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  • thinking I was like Jesus
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  • and, "Who do I need to go help?"
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  • The more I studied it I thought
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  • maybe there's some Legion in me.
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  • I don't mean demonic possession
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  • but I do mean oppression.
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  • I've got my own chains.
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  • I'll tell you
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  • the greatest secret God
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  • ever showed me about you.
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  • Yes, you.
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  • He told me that all y'all
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  • are crazy.
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  • True story.
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  • He knew the man was crazy
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  • when he got on the boat.
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  • It didn't stop him from coming.
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  • That got me excited.
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  • I figure maybe He knows about
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  • my issues too.
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  • I am Legion He said.
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  • Legion is 6.000 foot soldiers.
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  • That's a lot of demons.
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  • Jesus said what is your name?
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  • You know my name.
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  • Do you know yours?
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  • Do you know who you are?
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  • Or do you have so many
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  • different personas?
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  • Because we're all Legion.
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  • We're all a little bit
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  • of Legion.
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  • There are many "me"s.
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  • Somebody told me that Abbey
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  • looks just like me.
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  • They said she's your mini-me.
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  • I was like you don't know
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  • how true that is.
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  • There are many "me"s.
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  • Huh?
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  • There's online you.
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  • There's Sunday morning you.
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  • That's the only one
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  • I ever get to see.
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  • But then I found out
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  • there's a Friday night you.
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  • Don't make me interview
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  • your spouse, please.
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  • I will pull 'em up here
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  • and give 'em the mic.
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  • There's a you only
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  • she knows, he knows.
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  • There's a you
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  • that only you know.
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  • There's a you that cries out
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  • day and night.
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  • You don't cut yourself
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  • with stones.
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  • I understand that.
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  • But sometimes you inflict pain
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  • on yourself
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  • and you can't stop it.
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  • You don't even know why
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  • you keep pushing people away.
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  • You've been living among
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  • the tombs so long.
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  • Somebody's tomb is the mall.
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  • Somebody's tomb is pornography.
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  • Somebody's tomb is an addiction
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  • that if we named it in the room
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  • you'd think surely
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  • that person wouldn't
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  • come to church.
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  • You'd be surprised how quick
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  • the demons run to Jesus.
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  • Those demons ran before Jesus
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  • and fell before Him
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  • and said don't make us leave.
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  • We got it like we want it here.
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  • We got these people on lockdown.
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  • But they knew that this man
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  • was important to Jesus.
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  • They knew that they were
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  • about to have to vacate
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  • the premises
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  • of this man's personality
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  • and his psychology.
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  • They knew that someone
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  • strong enough to subdue them
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  • had finally showed up
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  • in the region of the Gerasenes.
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  • 'Cause you've tried
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  • everything else
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  • and you've run to everyone else.
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  • But I declare today you are
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  • in the presence
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  • of a greater grace.
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  • What works couldn't do
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  • and the law couldn't do
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  • and chains couldn't do
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  • and shackles couldn't do,
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  • God's about to do it
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  • in your life.
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  • Grace can do what chains
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  • can't do.
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  • So now we get to the part
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  • about the pigs.
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  • We hadn't even got to
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  • the pigs yet.
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  • The pigs are
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  • the most important part.
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  • This is the part where
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  • I'm wondering why the demons
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  • wanted to get inside the pigs?
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  • On the surface,
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  • I understand that the Devil
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  • never wants to give up
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  • any ground.
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  • You understand?
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  • a foothold how many of you
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  • don't believe in the Devil?
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  • I wanna see who hadn't
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  • had kids yet.
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  • That's all I'm trying to do.
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  • He doesn't want you to be
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  • the first one in your family
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  • not to need drink
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  • to feel good about yourself.
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  • He doesn't want you to be
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  • the first one in your family
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  • in a relationship
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  • rather than running around.
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  • So what does he want?
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  • He wants to stand guard
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  • in the area
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  • and this is
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  • a brilliant strategy.
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  • I gotta give it to these devils.
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  • The devils are smarter
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  • than a lot of church people.
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  • They know how
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  • to get in formation.
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  • They know how to accomplish
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  • a purpose.
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  • They know how to discern
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  • what is valuable.
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  • This is it.
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  • Stay with me.
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  • Are you with me?
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  • Come on.
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  • We're on something.
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  • Are you with me?
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  • Lean in to this word.
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  • The word you resist
  • 00:09:49.160 --> 00:09:50.160
  • is the one that you need.
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  • Jesus is in this house.
  • 00:09:52.020 --> 00:09:53.290
  • The presence of God
  • 00:09:53.290 --> 00:09:55.030
  • is in this place.
  • 00:09:55.030 --> 00:09:55.290
  • The power of Almighty God
  • 00:09:55.290 --> 00:09:57.210
  • is in this moment.
  • 00:09:57.210 --> 00:09:59.080
  • So Jesus says you gotta go.
  • 00:09:59.080 --> 00:10:02.040
  • Let that man go.
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  • He's important to me.
  • 00:10:03.110 --> 00:10:04.240
  • I went through the storm
  • 00:10:04.240 --> 00:10:06.080
  • to get to him.
  • 00:10:06.080 --> 00:10:07.100
  • I went through the thunder
  • 00:10:07.100 --> 00:10:08.100
  • and the lightning
  • 00:10:08.100 --> 00:10:09.170
  • to get to him.
  • 00:10:09.170 --> 00:10:11.080
  • I went through bucketfuls
  • 00:10:11.080 --> 00:10:12.130
  • of water bailed out of
  • 00:10:12.130 --> 00:10:13.070
  • Peter's boat to get to him.
  • 00:10:13.070 --> 00:10:14.230
  • I came two hours across
  • 00:10:14.230 --> 00:10:16.180
  • the Sea of Galilee.
  • 00:10:16.180 --> 00:10:17.270
  • I've only got three years
  • 00:10:17.270 --> 00:10:19.050
  • to change the world.
  • 00:10:19.050 --> 00:10:20.110
  • This man is a VIP.
  • 00:10:20.110 --> 00:10:22.100
  • I know everybody else
  • 00:10:22.100 --> 00:10:23.180
  • has forgotten about him.
  • 00:10:23.180 --> 00:10:24.240
  • But I want him.
  • 00:10:24.240 --> 00:10:26.030
  • Let me say something real quick.
  • 00:10:26.030 --> 00:10:28.020
  • If he went through the storm
  • 00:10:28.020 --> 00:10:29.160
  • for this man and he went
  • 00:10:29.160 --> 00:10:30.220
  • to the cross for you,
  • 00:10:30.220 --> 00:10:32.140
  • how valuable must you be?
  • 00:10:37.290 --> 00:10:40.290
  • How much is your life worth
  • 00:10:40.290 --> 00:10:41.250
  • to God?
  • 00:10:47.110 --> 00:10:50.110
  • Jesus said OK.
  • 00:10:50.110 --> 00:10:51.230
  • You can go into the pigs.
  • 00:10:51.230 --> 00:10:54.030
  • They went into the pigs.
  • 00:10:54.060 --> 00:10:57.060
  • Then they make the pigs drown.
  • 00:10:58.260 --> 00:11:01.280
  • Because the demons know
  • 00:11:01.280 --> 00:11:02.210
  • two things.
  • 00:11:02.210 --> 00:11:03.130
  • One, pigs can't swim.
  • 00:11:03.130 --> 00:11:04.170
  • But we all know that.
  • 00:11:04.170 --> 00:11:05.250
  • What do demons know
  • 00:11:07.040 --> 00:11:10.040
  • that we don't know?
  • 00:11:10.150 --> 00:11:13.150
  • I think the demons understood
  • 00:11:13.150 --> 00:11:16.050
  • that the people in the region
  • 00:11:16.050 --> 00:11:17.290
  • cared more about the pigs
  • 00:11:17.290 --> 00:11:19.200
  • than they did about the man.
  • 00:11:23.020 --> 00:11:26.020
  • This is 2.000 pigs.
  • 00:11:26.020 --> 00:11:27.180
  • This represents
  • 00:11:27.180 --> 00:11:29.180
  • a significant part
  • 00:11:29.180 --> 00:11:31.200
  • of the portfolio
  • 00:11:31.200 --> 00:11:32.250
  • of these pigs owners.
  • 00:11:32.250 --> 00:11:35.020
  • This is a region that is known
  • 00:11:35.020 --> 00:11:36.150
  • for raising pigs.
  • 00:11:36.150 --> 00:11:39.080
  • So what does the enemy attack?
  • 00:11:39.080 --> 00:11:41.010
  • Whatever you value the most.
  • 00:11:45.260 --> 00:11:48.260
  • Yes he knows what you value.
  • 00:11:48.260 --> 00:11:51.220
  • Yes, he knows how to hit you
  • 00:11:51.220 --> 00:11:54.170
  • where it hurts the most.
  • 00:11:54.170 --> 00:11:56.150
  • That's why he'll use people
  • 00:11:56.150 --> 00:11:59.080
  • to get to your relationship
  • 00:11:59.080 --> 00:12:01.170
  • with God.
  • 00:12:01.170 --> 00:12:02.190
  • What's really most valuable
  • 00:12:02.190 --> 00:12:04.280
  • is your relationship with God.
  • 00:12:04.280 --> 00:12:06.190
  • He knows if he can get people
  • 00:12:06.190 --> 00:12:07.160
  • to offend you,
  • 00:12:07.160 --> 00:12:08.130
  • you will do what the people did.
  • 00:12:08.130 --> 00:12:10.260
  • You will send Jesus away
  • 00:12:10.260 --> 00:12:12.020
  • because you were offended
  • 00:12:12.020 --> 00:12:13.140
  • by people.
  • 00:12:13.140 --> 00:12:15.050
  • He knows where to hit you.
  • 00:12:15.050 --> 00:12:16.290
  • He knows where
  • 00:12:16.290 --> 00:12:18.290
  • your insecurity is.
  • 00:12:18.290 --> 00:12:20.050
  • He knows your playlist.
  • 00:12:20.260 --> 00:12:23.260
  • What you say to yourself
  • 00:12:23.260 --> 00:12:25.290
  • about yourself.
  • 00:12:25.290 --> 00:12:27.270
  • He knows your proclivities,
  • 00:12:27.270 --> 00:12:29.130
  • your perversions,
  • 00:12:29.130 --> 00:12:31.070
  • he knows what makes you
  • 00:12:31.070 --> 00:12:31.280
  • feel ashamed.
  • 00:12:31.280 --> 00:12:34.010
  • So he hits your there
  • 00:12:34.010 --> 00:12:34.290
  • to make you lash out in anger.
  • 00:12:34.290 --> 00:12:37.260
  • Since he couldn't stay
  • 00:12:41.110 --> 00:12:42.170
  • in the man, the Devil went
  • 00:12:42.170 --> 00:12:44.020
  • into the pigs.
  • 00:12:44.020 --> 00:12:45.170
  • If I kill the pigs
  • 00:12:45.170 --> 00:12:46.200
  • they'll send Jesus away.
  • 00:12:46.200 --> 00:12:49.140
  • Let me hurt Job.
  • 00:12:52.210 --> 00:12:55.210
  • This is when the Devil
  • 00:12:55.210 --> 00:12:56.280
  • had a meeting with God.
  • 00:12:56.280 --> 00:12:59.120
  • He said I've been going
  • 00:12:59.120 --> 00:13:00.230
  • to devour and God said have you
  • 00:13:02.080 --> 00:13:04.060
  • checked out my boy Job?
  • 00:13:04.060 --> 00:13:06.120
  • Job's a bad dude.
  • 00:13:07.070 --> 00:13:10.070
  • This is an updated translation.
  • 00:13:10.070 --> 00:13:12.190
  • It's a little more modern.
  • 00:13:12.190 --> 00:13:13.280
  • Probably says it in your Bible.
  • 00:13:13.280 --> 00:13:16.140
  • The Devil said he's only
  • 00:13:16.140 --> 00:13:19.020
  • serving you because his herd
  • 00:13:20.100 --> 00:13:23.100
  • is still intact.
  • 00:13:23.100 --> 00:13:25.010
  • Let me touch his body.
  • 00:13:25.010 --> 00:13:26.250
  • Let me touch his children.
  • 00:13:26.250 --> 00:13:28.250
  • The enemy will use anything
  • 00:13:28.250 --> 00:13:29.280
  • to get to your faith.
  • 00:13:30.080 --> 00:13:33.080
  • What he's after
  • 00:13:33.080 --> 00:13:34.120
  • is your relationship with God.
  • 00:13:34.120 --> 00:13:36.110
  • But he will use the pigs
  • 00:13:36.110 --> 00:13:38.230
  • to get you to push away
  • 00:13:38.230 --> 00:13:40.260
  • the presence of God.
  • 00:13:40.260 --> 00:13:42.180
  • He knows exactly
  • 00:13:42.180 --> 00:13:43.210
  • where you're vulnerable.
  • 00:13:43.210 --> 00:13:45.230
  • Guess where you're
  • 00:13:45.230 --> 00:13:46.260
  • the most vulnerable?
  • 00:13:46.260 --> 00:13:47.270
  • Wherever you place
  • 00:13:47.270 --> 00:13:49.240
  • the greatest value.
  • 00:13:49.240 --> 00:13:52.110
  • These pigs were worth
  • 00:13:52.110 --> 00:13:53.060
  • 2 million dollars
  • 00:13:53.060 --> 00:13:54.260
  • in modern money.
  • 00:13:54.260 --> 00:13:56.150
  • He said if I can get in the pigs
  • 00:13:56.150 --> 00:13:58.060
  • and make the pigs drown
  • 00:13:58.060 --> 00:14:01.000
  • in the water the people will be
  • 00:14:01.000 --> 00:14:02.170
  • so afraid 'cause
  • 00:14:02.170 --> 00:14:03.260
  • they lost their pigs
  • 00:14:03.260 --> 00:14:04.180
  • that they will send Jesus away.
  • 00:14:04.190 --> 00:14:07.190
  • I wonder where the enemy
  • 00:14:07.190 --> 00:14:09.030
  • attacked you.
  • 00:14:09.030 --> 00:14:10.170
  • I bet it was in the place
  • 00:14:10.170 --> 00:14:11.140
  • of your greatest value.
  • 00:14:11.140 --> 00:14:13.030
  • But guess what?
  • 00:14:13.030 --> 00:14:14.120
  • I've got good news.
  • 00:14:14.120 --> 00:14:15.160
  • He only attacks what's valuable.
  • 00:14:16.180 --> 00:14:19.180
  • So if he has attacked
  • 00:14:19.180 --> 00:14:21.070
  • you lately,
  • 00:14:21.070 --> 00:14:22.180
  • get ready to shout,
  • 00:14:22.180 --> 00:14:23.250
  • guess what that means about you?
  • 00:14:23.250 --> 00:14:25.060
  • You must be important.
  • 00:14:25.160 --> 00:14:28.160
  • Oh, God.
  • 00:14:28.200 --> 00:14:31.200
  • The Devil knows more about
  • 00:14:31.200 --> 00:14:33.150
  • your destiny than you do.
  • 00:14:33.150 --> 00:14:35.100
  • There must be something
  • 00:14:35.100 --> 00:14:37.050
  • on your life.
  • 00:14:37.050 --> 00:14:40.050
  • Can I preach this
  • 00:14:40.050 --> 00:14:40.260
  • like God gave it to me?
  • 00:14:40.260 --> 00:14:42.090
  • God said some of you
  • 00:14:42.090 --> 00:14:43.110
  • are breaking generational curses
  • 00:14:43.110 --> 00:14:45.070
  • and you don't even know it.
  • 00:14:45.070 --> 00:14:47.130
  • That's why it's been so hard.
  • 00:14:47.130 --> 00:14:49.140
  • That's why it's been so strong.
  • 00:14:49.140 --> 00:14:51.250
  • That's why it's been so dark.
  • 00:14:51.260 --> 00:14:54.260
  • Because you're so strong,
  • 00:14:54.260 --> 00:14:57.100
  • and you're so positioned,
  • 00:14:57.100 --> 00:14:59.080
  • and you're so important
  • 00:14:59.080 --> 00:15:01.080
  • to His purpose.
  • 00:15:07.070 --> 00:15:10.070
  • You must be important.
  • 00:15:10.070 --> 00:15:12.110
  • The Devil wouldn't tie you up
  • 00:15:12.110 --> 00:15:15.050
  • if he wasn't afraid of what
  • 00:15:15.080 --> 00:15:18.080
  • would happen if you got loose.
  • 00:15:19.130 --> 00:15:22.130
  • I can't buy an amen
  • 00:15:22.130 --> 00:15:23.040
  • but I don't need one.
  • 00:15:23.040 --> 00:15:24.200
  • This is good in my soul.
  • 00:15:24.200 --> 00:15:26.250
  • I said he wouldn't tie you up.
  • 00:15:26.250 --> 00:15:29.120
  • It's the opposite.
  • 00:15:29.120 --> 00:15:32.030
  • I thought the storm meant
  • 00:15:32.030 --> 00:15:32.270
  • God had left me.
  • 00:15:32.270 --> 00:15:33.290
  • I found out it meant grace
  • 00:15:33.290 --> 00:15:34.230
  • was on the way.
  • 00:15:34.230 --> 00:15:35.260
  • I thought the shackles meant
  • 00:15:35.260 --> 00:15:36.200
  • God couldn't use me.
  • 00:15:36.200 --> 00:15:39.070
  • I found out that the shackles
  • 00:15:39.070 --> 00:15:40.000
  • mean God is looking
  • 00:15:40.000 --> 00:15:41.180
  • for someone who knows how
  • 00:15:41.180 --> 00:15:42.220
  • to break chains.
  • 00:15:43.050 --> 00:15:46.050
  • Now I just wonder
  • 00:15:46.050 --> 00:15:47.140
  • are there any chainbreakers
  • 00:15:47.140 --> 00:15:49.000
  • in the house today?
  • 00:15:49.000 --> 00:15:50.260
  • I mean, you see chainbreakers.
  • 00:15:50.260 --> 00:15:53.120
  • Rockhill chainbreakers.
  • 00:15:53.190 --> 00:15:56.190
  • If you're a chainbreaker
  • 00:15:56.190 --> 00:15:58.020
  • and you know it
  • 00:15:58.020 --> 00:15:59.120
  • and you've been through
  • 00:15:59.120 --> 00:16:00.130
  • some things
  • 00:16:00.130 --> 00:16:01.100
  • and you have some issues
  • 00:16:01.100 --> 00:16:02.250
  • and you forgot who you were
  • 00:16:02.250 --> 00:16:04.200
  • for a moment
  • 00:16:04.200 --> 00:16:05.190
  • but in the presence of God
  • 00:16:05.190 --> 00:16:07.250
  • today you're starting
  • 00:16:07.250 --> 00:16:09.200
  • to remember I am a child of God!
  • 00:16:09.200 --> 00:16:12.170
  • Take a few moments
  • 00:16:12.170 --> 00:16:14.060
  • and praise Him!
  • 00:16:15.130 --> 00:16:18.130
  • For what's on the other side!
  • 00:16:20.050 --> 00:16:23.050
  • Come on children.
  • 00:16:23.050 --> 00:16:24.090
  • Come on.
  • 00:16:24.090 --> 00:16:25.270
  • Come on chainbreakers.
  • 00:16:25.270 --> 00:16:28.070
  • Come on and praise Him.
  • 00:16:28.140 --> 00:16:31.140
  • I don't care I'm on the screen,
  • 00:16:31.140 --> 00:16:33.070
  • shout unto God
  • 00:16:33.070 --> 00:16:35.040
  • with a voice of triumph.
  • 00:16:35.050 --> 00:16:38.050
  • I don't care you belong
  • 00:16:38.050 --> 00:16:39.050
  • to a country club.
  • 00:16:39.050 --> 00:16:40.270
  • Shout unto God
  • 00:16:40.270 --> 00:16:42.110
  • with a voice of triumph.
  • 00:16:42.110 --> 00:16:45.020
  • I'm a chainbreaker!
  • 00:17:01.110 --> 00:17:04.110
  • You must be important.
  • 00:17:04.110 --> 00:17:06.080
  • He threw you in the fire
  • 00:17:06.080 --> 00:17:07.060
  • so He could show Nebuchadnezzar
  • 00:17:07.060 --> 00:17:08.100
  • that He is God.
  • 00:17:08.100 --> 00:17:10.180
  • You must be important.
  • 00:17:10.180 --> 00:17:12.050
  • He lets you spend the night
  • 00:17:12.050 --> 00:17:13.040
  • with the lions so he could
  • 00:17:13.040 --> 00:17:14.070
  • shut the lion's mouth
  • 00:17:14.070 --> 00:17:15.190
  • and demonstrate His strength.
  • 00:17:15.190 --> 00:17:17.170
  • You must be important.
  • 00:17:17.170 --> 00:17:19.090
  • He drowned all those horses
  • 00:17:19.090 --> 00:17:20.150
  • in the Red Sea
  • 00:17:20.150 --> 00:17:21.290
  • so that the nations would know
  • 00:17:21.290 --> 00:17:24.030
  • You must be important!
  • 00:17:25.120 --> 00:17:27.180
  • High five everybody looks happy.
  • 00:17:27.180 --> 00:17:29.130
  • Say you must be important.
  • 00:17:30.170 --> 00:17:33.170
  • You gotta be!
  • 00:17:33.170 --> 00:17:34.230
  • You gotta be!
  • 00:17:34.230 --> 00:17:36.280
  • How else do you explain the fact
  • 00:17:36.280 --> 00:17:38.150
  • that you're still here?
  • 00:17:41.020 --> 00:17:44.020
  • Everything that can be shaken
  • 00:17:44.020 --> 00:17:45.270
  • only that which cannot be shaken
  • 00:17:47.020 --> 00:17:48.100
  • will remain.
  • 00:17:48.100 --> 00:17:50.020
  • You know what it means
  • 00:17:50.020 --> 00:17:51.010
  • if you're still here?
  • 00:17:51.010 --> 00:17:52.120
  • You were shaken.
  • 00:17:52.120 --> 00:17:53.210
  • The trial came.
  • 00:17:53.210 --> 00:17:55.030
  • The foundations quake.
  • 00:17:55.030 --> 00:17:56.230
  • But the house stood firm
  • 00:17:56.230 --> 00:17:58.160
  • 'cause it wasn't on the sand.
  • 00:18:02.150 --> 00:18:05.150
  • This man was so important
  • 00:18:07.130 --> 00:18:10.130
  • that Jesus went through
  • 00:18:10.130 --> 00:18:12.060
  • the storm to get to him.
  • 00:18:12.250 --> 00:18:15.250
  • You were so important that Jesus
  • 00:18:15.250 --> 00:18:16.280
  • went through Gethsemane
  • 00:18:16.280 --> 00:18:19.080
  • to get to you.
  • 00:18:19.080 --> 00:18:21.110
  • You were so important
  • 00:18:21.110 --> 00:18:22.100
  • that he passed through
  • 00:18:22.100 --> 00:18:23.040
  • the membrane of eternity
  • 00:18:23.040 --> 00:18:24.150
  • into the construct called time
  • 00:18:24.150 --> 00:18:26.280
  • to come to you.
  • 00:18:26.280 --> 00:18:28.140
  • Don't you ever let the Devil
  • 00:18:28.140 --> 00:18:30.290
  • tell you again somebody else
  • 00:18:30.290 --> 00:18:32.200
  • needs to raise those kids.
  • 00:18:32.200 --> 00:18:34.060
  • Don't you ever let the Devil
  • 00:18:34.060 --> 00:18:35.100
  • tell you again somebody else
  • 00:18:35.100 --> 00:18:36.130
  • belongs in that spot.
  • 00:18:36.130 --> 00:18:38.060
  • Don't.
  • 00:18:38.060 --> 00:18:40.210
  • The next storm that comes
  • 00:18:40.210 --> 00:18:43.120
  • I want you to wave it on by.
  • 00:18:44.220 --> 00:18:47.220
  • There must be something so great
  • 00:18:47.220 --> 00:18:49.250
  • on the other side.
  • 00:18:49.250 --> 00:18:52.090
  • Listen.
  • 00:18:55.240 --> 00:18:58.240
  • In my Bible it says
  • 00:18:58.240 --> 00:18:59.190
  • something very strange.
  • 00:18:59.190 --> 00:19:01.250
  • It says that when Jesus
  • 00:19:01.250 --> 00:19:03.130
  • set the man free,
  • 00:19:03.130 --> 00:19:04.210
  • the man went and got down
  • 00:19:04.210 --> 00:19:07.020
  • in the boat 'cause he was like
  • 00:19:07.030 --> 00:19:10.030
  • you are not leaving me here
  • 00:19:10.030 --> 00:19:12.170
  • with these people.
  • 00:19:12.170 --> 00:19:14.190
  • Look at verse 18.
  • 00:19:14.190 --> 00:19:15.190
  • I was saving it.
  • 00:19:17.150 --> 00:19:18.130
  • "As Jesus was getting
  • 00:19:18.130 --> 00:19:20.070
  • into the boat,
  • 00:19:20.070 --> 00:19:21.170
  • the man who had been
  • 00:19:21.170 --> 00:19:22.110
  • demon-possessed begged
  • 00:19:22.110 --> 00:19:23.140
  • to go with him."
  • 00:19:23.140 --> 00:19:25.220
  • That's like if you were
  • 00:19:25.220 --> 00:19:26.140
  • in my car on the way home.
  • 00:19:26.140 --> 00:19:27.270
  • Now we got a contrast
  • 00:19:34.210 --> 00:19:37.210
  • 'cause the demons are like
  • 00:19:37.210 --> 00:19:39.160
  • don't make us leave
  • 00:19:39.160 --> 00:19:40.160
  • and the man is like
  • 00:19:40.160 --> 00:19:42.170
  • don't make me stay.
  • 00:19:43.030 --> 00:19:46.030
  • It's sexy to want to step out
  • 00:19:46.030 --> 00:19:49.010
  • into something new.
  • 00:19:49.010 --> 00:19:51.040
  • The brother is clothed
  • 00:19:51.040 --> 00:19:53.110
  • and in his right mind.
  • 00:19:53.110 --> 00:19:55.120
  • He's amazed and he's grateful.
  • 00:19:55.120 --> 00:19:57.280
  • He wants to be on Jesus' team.
  • 00:19:57.280 --> 00:20:00.280
  • So he's like "I'ma come with
  • 00:20:00.280 --> 00:20:03.020
  • ya alright?"
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  • It's cool.
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  • I promise.
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  • No more of that cuttin'
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  • chain-breaking stuff.
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  • Let me keep the books.
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  • I see that guy you got Judas.
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  • I don't think he --
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  • See, the devil knows a devil.
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  • I'm telling you.
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  • Let me be your treasurer.
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  • But something happened
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  • so strange to me.
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  • 'Cause I just read in Mark 2
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  • where Jesus called the disciples
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  • and he said come me,
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  • leave what you know
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  • and follow me.
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  • I'm gonna show you how to do
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  • something new for my glory.
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  • They had the faith to go.
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  • It takes a lot of faith to leave
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  • a situation
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  • you're familiar with.
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  • It takes faith to go.
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  • But Jesus did something
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  • kind of strange.
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  • He looked back at the man
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  • and he said you can't follow me.
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  • Jesus didn't let him leave
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  • but said I need you to go home
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  • to the same situation
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  • that I delivered you in.
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  • I'm not gonna take you
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  • out of it.
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  • I took it out of you.
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  • I changed your condition
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  • but I'm gonna leave you
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  • in the circumstance.
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  • Because I want these people
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  • Watch this.
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  • "Go home and tell them how
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  • much the Lord has done for you".
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  • Give me my verse, please.
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  • Thank you.
  • 00:21:49.200 --> 00:21:51.050
  • "...and how he has had mercy
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  • on you."
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  • I want you to be a trophy.
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  • In fact, it's better than that.
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  • Look at verse 20.
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  • Touch somebody.
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  • Say you must be so important.
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  • I don't know why the ushers
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  • let me sit next to you.
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  • You must be so important.
  • 00:22:04.200 --> 00:22:06.110
  • He "...went away and began
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  • to tell in the Decapolis..."
  • 00:22:09.110 --> 00:22:10.160
  • That's ten cities.
  • 00:22:10.160 --> 00:22:12.040
  • The man became a missionary.
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  • You know what we could call
  • 00:22:14.160 --> 00:22:16.180
  • this sermon?
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  • I need somebody crazy enough.
  • 00:22:26.270 --> 00:22:29.270
  • 'Cause when the people see
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  • how much you've changed
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  • they're gonna be amazed.
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  • Sometimes God gives you
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  • the faith to go.
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  • Other times He gives you
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  • the grace to stay.
  • 00:22:43.250 --> 00:22:46.080
  • I think that's amazing too.
  • 00:22:46.080 --> 00:22:48.280
  • 'Cause some of you are in
  • 00:22:48.280 --> 00:22:50.260
  • a difficult place
  • 00:22:50.260 --> 00:22:51.270
  • and all you wanna do is escape.
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  • Jesus take me with you.
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  • Let me get a new start.
  • 00:22:56.020 --> 00:22:57.230
  • Sometimes in those moments,
  • 00:22:57.230 --> 00:23:00.240
  • and you know if you're in one,
  • 00:23:00.240 --> 00:23:02.140
  • where you just wanna escape
  • 00:23:02.140 --> 00:23:04.070
  • the situation
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  • or the pain or the trial,
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  • God says I'm gonna give you
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  • something better
  • 00:23:08.250 --> 00:23:10.050
  • than the faith to go.
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  • I'm gonna give you the grace
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  • to stay.
  • 00:23:12.000 --> 00:23:13.150
  • See, you are so important to me.
  • 00:23:17.140 --> 00:23:20.140
  • The man who wasn't even
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  • living with the people
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  • became the first missionary
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  • to the gentiles.
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  • He was the first one.
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  • Some of you are gonna be
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  • the first.
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  • You are going to be the first
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  • to break a chain.
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  • None of your friends
  • 00:23:35.070 --> 00:23:35.290
  • have done it.
  • 00:23:35.290 --> 00:23:36.240
  • None of your family did it.
  • 00:23:36.240 --> 00:23:38.160
  • Nobody around you
  • 00:23:38.160 --> 00:23:39.070
  • believes you can do it.
  • 00:23:39.070 --> 00:23:40.090
  • You didn't believe in yourself.
  • 00:23:40.090 --> 00:23:42.100
  • But in this moment
  • 00:23:42.100 --> 00:23:43.120
  • the presence of the Lord
  • 00:23:43.120 --> 00:23:45.000
  • is in this place.
  • 00:23:48.020 --> 00:23:51.020
  • 'Cause now I know who I am.
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  • I thought I was worthless.
  • 00:23:53.140 --> 00:23:55.030
  • I believed that for years.
  • 00:23:55.030 --> 00:23:56.080
  • But now I know who I am.
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  • He came through all that for me.
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  • Now I know who I am
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  • because the enemy only attacks
  • 00:24:02.270 --> 00:24:05.270
  • - Well, you must be important.
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  • How do you feel
  • 00:24:10.190 --> 00:24:11.050
  • when you hear that?
  • 00:24:11.050 --> 00:24:12.030
  • Are you like, "Me?
  • 00:24:12.030 --> 00:24:14.060
  • Are you serious?"
  • 00:24:14.060 --> 00:24:15.140
  • I know, when we look
  • 00:24:15.140 --> 00:24:16.060
  • in the mirror,
  • 00:24:16.060 --> 00:24:16.270
  • a lot of times, all we see is
  • 00:24:16.270 --> 00:24:18.260
  • the things we don't like
  • 00:24:18.260 --> 00:24:20.020
  • about ourselves,
  • 00:24:20.020 --> 00:24:20.190
  • and, alotta times,
  • 00:24:20.190 --> 00:24:21.290
  • when we reflect on our lives,
  • 00:24:21.290 --> 00:24:23.280
  • it doesn't feel like
  • 00:24:23.280 --> 00:24:24.240
  • our day-to-day existence matters
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  • much in the broad scope
  • 00:24:26.160 --> 00:24:27.260
  • of over seven billion people
  • 00:24:27.260 --> 00:24:29.110
  • on the planet.
  • 00:24:29.110 --> 00:24:30.240
  • But I believe God wants you
  • 00:24:30.240 --> 00:24:31.260
  • to stop seeing yourself
  • 00:24:31.260 --> 00:24:33.110
  • as insignificant,
  • 00:24:33.110 --> 00:24:34.220
  • and realize the tremendous value
  • 00:24:34.220 --> 00:24:36.200
  • that He places on your life.
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  • And today, for your gift
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  • I wanna send you
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  • It's called,
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  • "You Must Be Important".
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  • It's about the lengths
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  • that God goes to
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  • to show His love.
  • 00:24:47.230 --> 00:24:48.280
  • And it's also about
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  • finding a vision
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  • for your life
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  • through understanding
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  • your value in Christ.
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  • I know that's, like,
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  • a huge mouthful,
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  • it's a tongue twister.
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  • But I want you to get it,
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  • because, when you understand
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  • your value through other people,
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  • or even through accomplishments,
  • 00:25:03.190 --> 00:25:05.080
  • or try to figure out
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  • what your life is worth
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  • through what you
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  • feel like right now,
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  • you're always gonna
  • 00:25:10.130 --> 00:25:11.120
  • be fluctuating.
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  • But there is a better way.
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  • And I wanna show you
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  • that better way.
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  • Through God's word,
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  • we're gonna discover
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  • what God says about
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  • how to walk in purpose.
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  • Maybe you've lost
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  • your focus, lately?
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  • Maybe you let some
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  • things distract you,
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  • get you off track.
  • 00:25:23.260 --> 00:25:25.020
  • Or maybe, even right now
  • 00:25:25.020 --> 00:25:26.040
  • you've been asking God,
  • 00:25:26.040 --> 00:25:26.270
  • "Show me what I'm on earth for.
  • 00:25:26.270 --> 00:25:28.120
  • I don't even know
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  • what I'm doing here."
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  • I believe this message series
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  • is gonna inspire you,
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  • with your gift of any amount
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  • I don't want you to wait,
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  • it's too important.
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  • You're too important.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: Amidst
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  • an immeasurable universe,
  • 00:25:57.080 --> 00:26:00.100
  • billions of people
  • 00:26:00.100 --> 00:26:01.220
  • spanning across the globe,
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  • all staring up
  • 00:26:03.260 --> 00:26:05.160
  • into a boundless night sky.
  • 00:26:06.000 --> 00:26:09.000
  • Countless waves crash
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  • with a thundering roar.
  • 00:26:10.220 --> 00:26:13.040
  • Majestic trees and mountains
  • 00:26:13.040 --> 00:26:14.280
  • tower above us.
  • 00:26:14.280 --> 00:26:16.070
  • [fire crackling]
  • 00:26:16.070 --> 00:26:17.090
  • But what about you?
  • 00:26:17.090 --> 00:26:19.080
  • How could you be important?
  • 00:26:19.080 --> 00:26:21.250
  • That the God of the vast,
  • 00:26:21.250 --> 00:26:23.260
  • would look through
  • 00:26:23.260 --> 00:26:24.190
  • all of creation
  • 00:26:24.190 --> 00:26:26.100
  • and handcraft you?
  • 00:26:26.100 --> 00:26:28.040
  • [waves crashing]
  • 00:26:28.040 --> 00:26:30.270
  • The Author of creation
  • 00:26:30.270 --> 00:26:32.000
  • doesn't just focus
  • 00:26:32.000 --> 00:26:33.070
  • on the vast.
  • 00:26:33.070 --> 00:26:34.100
  • He is precise in His work
  • 00:26:34.100 --> 00:26:37.070
  • because the smallest detail
  • 00:26:37.070 --> 00:26:39.250
  • is what completes
  • 00:26:39.250 --> 00:26:40.250
  • the whole picture.
  • 00:26:40.250 --> 00:26:42.200
  • And you are
  • 00:26:42.200 --> 00:26:44.220
  • the important detail.
  • 00:26:44.220 --> 00:26:47.100
  • He created you.
  • 00:26:47.100 --> 00:26:49.120
  • You were put together
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  • piece by piece
  • 00:26:50.190 --> 00:26:52.180
  • for a purpose.
  • 00:26:52.180 --> 00:26:54.180
  • There is value placed
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  • on every cell
  • 00:26:55.290 --> 00:26:57.040
  • The lengths that God went to,
  • 00:26:59.180 --> 00:27:01.250
  • to make sure
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  • you could see His love,
  • 00:27:02.190 --> 00:27:05.000
  • His grace...
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  • It's all around you,
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