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Establish Connection Part III

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July 23, 2019
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Casey Treat

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Establish Connection Part III

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  • - Pastor Casey Treat: Hi, I'm
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  • Casey Treat.
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  • Thirty-five years ago, I was an
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  • addict with no hope and no
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  • future.
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  • It was then that I realized a
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  • simple truth that changed my
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  • life forever.
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  • The truth is, you can change.
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  • Whatever the circumstance, you
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  • can make choices that change
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  • your life forever.
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  • Join me on this journey of
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  • change as we examine living in
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  • our world and finding out what
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  • - Casey Treat: So good to have
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  • you with us today on this very
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  • special broadcast.
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  • We're talking about our
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  • connection with God, our
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  • relationship with God.
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  • So many people don't know
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  • there's a difference between
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  • religion and relationship,
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  • right?
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  • There's so many people who
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  • believe they're Christians, and
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  • they have a faith in God, but
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  • they don't really know how to
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  • have a relationship with God.
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  • Do you know that Jesus said the
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  • greatest commandment in all of
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  • the Bible, the most important
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  • thing in all of Scripture is to
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  • love the Lord your God, and
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  • then love your neighbor as
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  • yourself.
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  • But think about it, God doesn't
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  • want you just to obey him.
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  • God doesn't want you to just
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  • believe in him.
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  • God wants you to love him.
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  • In fact, you can believe in God
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  • but not be a Christian.
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  • You can believe in God but not
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  • have a real relationship with
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  • him.
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  • So, we're talking about how to
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  • establish connection, how to
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  • have that love relationship, how
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  • to walk with the Holy Spirit.
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  • How to pray with the Sprit.
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  • You're gonna love this series.
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  • Remember, you can always hear
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  • more of the teaching at
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  • CaseyTreat.com.
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  • All of our series is there, and
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  • we only put a few minutes here
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  • on the television show, so
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  • CaseyTreat.com, lots of other
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  • fun stuff there for you.
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  • or DVD pack of "Establish
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  • Connection, Hearing God's
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  • Voice."
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  • I see it like a radio signal,
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  • it's always there, but you can't
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  • hear it 'til you establish the
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  • connection.
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  • God wants to be close to us and
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  • speak to us, we just need to
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  • listen and establish the
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  • Also, receive "Renewing the Mind
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  • This is a powerful yet practical
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  • message of renewal through God's
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  • grace.
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  • In this book, you will find
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  • God's amazing grace that helps
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  • you experience change but never
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  • forces you or condemns you.
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  • With God's grace, you can
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  • change.
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  • Receive both "Establish
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  • Also, don't forget to visit
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  • www.CaseyTreat.com for more
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  • - Casey: The Bible said when
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  • the Holy Spirit came upon the
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  • Gentiles, they heard them speak
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  • with tongues, and so they
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  • realized God was not stuck to
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  • one culture or one people group,
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  • but God wanted to reach all
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  • people, all cultures, all races,
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  • all nationalities.
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  • That's how we want church to
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  • look.
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  • We want you to come into church
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  • and see all kinds of people.
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  • And if you still get nervous
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  • because somebody doesn't look
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  • like you, or their accent isn't
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  • like yours, or their language
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  • isn't like yours, you need to
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  • rise above that and let your
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  • spiritual life overcome your
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  • small-minded life, and realize
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  • God has a great big world for
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  • Now, look with me in Acts
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  • chapter 2 when the Holy Spirit
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  • came for all of us.
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  • Acts chapter 2 and verse 1,
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  • "When the day of Pentecost was
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  • fully come," that was 50 days
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  • after the Passover when Jesus
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  • died, "They were all with one
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  • accord in one place.
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  • Suddenly, there came a sound
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  • from heaven as of a rushing,
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  • mighty wind.
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  • It filled the whole house where
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  • they were sitting.
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  • There appeared to them divided
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  • tongues as of fire, and one sat
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  • upon each of them and they were
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  • all filled with the Holy Spirit
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  • and began to speak with other
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  • tongues as the Spirit gave them
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  • utterance."
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  • So, this event still happens
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  • today.
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  • In fact, we were in a room that
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  • many of the scholars believed
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  • was that upper room.
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  • Now, it's hard to know for sure,
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  • because the city of Jerusalem
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  • has been destroyed approximately
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  • 30 times through the years
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  • because of the crusades, the
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  • battles, Muslims, crusaders,
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  • Christians, Jews, Romans.
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  • The first time it was destroyed
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  • was in the first century, 70
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  • A.D., the Romans destroyed the
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  • temple and most of Jerusalem.
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  • So, the city's gone through
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  • enormous changes, and there's
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  • actually layers of Jerusalem.
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  • We went underground, about 40-50
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  • feet underground, and walked on
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  • roads that would have been the
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  • very roads that Jesus walked on.
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  • What's referred to as the Via
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  • Dolorosa, where you can walk
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  • today, is not the city that
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  • Jesus was in, it's the rebuilt
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  • city, and it's fun to be there,
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  • and it's fun to see, and
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  • experience those things.
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  • But it's not the actual place.
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  • There's a small part of the city
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  • that seemingly has not been
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  • destroyed, or was at least able
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  • to be preserved, and so they
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  • took us to this room that's a
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  • second-floor room, and they
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  • believe is the upper room where
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  • the Holy Spirit came.
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  • If it's not the room, it's close
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  • to the location and very much
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  • like that room where Jesus and
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  • the disciples had the Last
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  • Supper, and then the disciples
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  • stayed there over those days
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  • leading up to the day of
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  • Pentecost, and they were praying
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  • there when this event happened
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  • in Acts chapter 2.
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  • So, I'm sitting in this room
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  • with some of my ministry
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  • friends, and we're praying,
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  • we're worshiping, and I'm
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  • thinking, "Man, maybe Peter was
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  • sitting in this chair, this very
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  • chair that I'm in right now."
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  • Okay, no, not actually that
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  • chair, but one like it.
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  • And in this room, maybe in this
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  • spot, or maybe it was Mary, or
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  • John, or James, or one of the
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  • other 12.
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  • There was 120 men and women in
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  • that room, and I'm sitting in
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  • that room, and we're praying in
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  • the Holy Spirit.
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  • Two-thousand years, Christians
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  • have been experiencing this
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  • divine connection with God.
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  • For 2.000 years, we have found
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  • this relationship, and we've
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  • been spreading the word across
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  • the world, starting with Jesus
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  • and these 12 disciples, and then
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  • the 120 who sat in that upper
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  • room.
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  • And I just felt like, wow, first
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  • of all, many of you need to be
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  • there.
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  • You need to go there.
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  • You need to experience that.
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  • But secondly, let's recognize
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  • it, let's value it, let's know
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  • that what we have is a gift from
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  • God.
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  • And this relationship is not
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  • about once a week, or once a
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  • month, or when I have time, it's
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  • about every day connecting with
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  • him and walking with him.
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  • Now, look with me in John
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  • chapter 16, an important passage
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  • that Jesus says.
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  • John 16 and verse 13, "When he
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  • the Spirit of Truth has come, he
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  • will guide you into all truth."
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  • Think of the Holy Spirit like
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  • your guide.
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  • When I was in Israel, we had a
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  • wonderful guide.
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  • He was a Jewish man who had
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  • become a Christian.
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  • He was a scholar.
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  • He was a student.
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  • And he knew Israel, he knew the
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  • Word, he knew the history, he
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  • knew the reality of the day, and
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  • so he was able to guide us.
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  • He was able to show us and teach
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  • us things we never would have
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  • known, and bring out truths that
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  • I never would have found in the
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  • Bible, or in my natural ability,
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  • because he is there.
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  • He lives there, he's studied
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  • there, and he understands the
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  • archeology and all of the
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  • things.
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  • So, one time, we were in
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  • Magdala, a small community
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  • called Magdala, where Mary
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  • Magdalene was from, and we were
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  • looking at an ancient home.
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  • And then we got in, went around
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  • to Tiberius, got in a boat, went
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  • across the Red Sea, and we went
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  • to the home of Peter's
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  • mother-in-law, the site believed
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  • to be where Peter's
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  • mother-in-law lived.
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  • By the way, how come the first
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  • pope got to be married?
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  • I think the rest of these popes
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  • are getting ripped off, right?
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  • They need to go back and follow
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  • Peter.
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  • Peter was married.
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  • So, Peter's mother-in-law,
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  • remember Jesus healed Peter's
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  • mother-in-law, and we were
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  • looking at that house.
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  • And in that environment, and
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  • across the road, was a
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  • synagogue.
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  • And it had been restored, and it
  • 00:09:23.000 --> 00:09:24.100
  • was the very synagogue where
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  • Jesus healed the man with the
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  • withered hand, and he spoke
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  • amazing truths, and did
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  • amazing--one of the main places
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  • that he taught.
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  • And I thought, "Man, we're just
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  • walking on the places, in the
  • 00:09:35.290 --> 00:09:38.290
  • world, where Jesus lived."
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  • And our guide was able to show
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  • us, and teach us, and help us to
  • 00:09:43.160 --> 00:09:45.070
  • understand the distance, and the
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  • relationship, and the community,
  • 00:09:48.020 --> 00:09:50.000
  • and the things that were
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  • happening.
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  • Often times, we need a guide to
  • 00:09:52.030 --> 00:09:55.030
  • help us understand what we're
  • 00:09:55.030 --> 00:09:57.010
  • going through or where we're
  • 00:09:57.010 --> 00:09:58.190
  • going in life.
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  • The Holy Spirit is that guide.
  • 00:10:00.020 --> 00:10:03.020
  • Sometimes, we're asking people
  • 00:10:03.020 --> 00:10:05.070
  • to give us answers they can't
  • 00:10:05.070 --> 00:10:06.220
  • give us.
  • 00:10:06.220 --> 00:10:08.160
  • Sometimes, we're asking our
  • 00:10:08.160 --> 00:10:09.110
  • parent, or our pastor, or
  • 00:10:09.110 --> 00:10:10.260
  • somebody on the job to help us
  • 00:10:10.260 --> 00:10:13.260
  • with things, they can't help us.
  • 00:10:13.260 --> 00:10:16.140
  • And we may feel frustrated, or
  • 00:10:16.140 --> 00:10:18.000
  • we may feel like they don't
  • 00:10:18.000 --> 00:10:19.040
  • care, or we may feel like
  • 00:10:19.040 --> 00:10:20.190
  • somebody needs to help me.
  • 00:10:20.190 --> 00:10:22.080
  • And sometimes we blame our world
  • 00:10:22.080 --> 00:10:24.160
  • for not helping us, for not
  • 00:10:24.160 --> 00:10:26.200
  • taking care of us, for not
  • 00:10:26.200 --> 00:10:27.280
  • giving us what we need, but the
  • 00:10:27.280 --> 00:10:29.220
  • Bible said the Holy Spirit wants
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  • to be that guide for you.
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  • He will help you.
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  • He will lead you.
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  • He will guide you.
  • 00:10:37.180 --> 00:10:38.220
  • Now, maybe you've said, "Well,
  • 00:10:38.220 --> 00:10:40.070
  • I've been a Christian for a long
  • 00:10:40.070 --> 00:10:41.160
  • time, and I've never felt like
  • 00:10:41.160 --> 00:10:43.020
  • the Holy Spirit was helping me.
  • 00:10:43.020 --> 00:10:45.010
  • I don't know when the Holy
  • 00:10:45.010 --> 00:10:46.100
  • Spirit has guided me, so I'll
  • 00:10:46.100 --> 00:10:48.080
  • say two things.
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  • Number one, he's probably guided
  • 00:10:49.280 --> 00:10:51.030
  • you many times when you didn't
  • 00:10:51.030 --> 00:10:52.170
  • know it, and he's helped you
  • 00:10:52.170 --> 00:10:54.190
  • many times that you didn't
  • 00:10:54.190 --> 00:10:55.250
  • realize.
  • 00:10:55.250 --> 00:10:56.250
  • But number two, will you follow?
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  • Will you listen?
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  • Will you take the time to plug
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  • in and say, "Holy Spirit, lead
  • 00:11:04.060 --> 00:11:06.160
  • me, guide me.
  • 00:11:06.160 --> 00:11:08.230
  • Holy Spirit, speak to me, show
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  • me."
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  • Maybe we ignore him, and then we
  • 00:11:12.030 --> 00:11:13.220
  • get mad that he doesn't help us.
  • 00:11:13.220 --> 00:11:16.170
  • We don't take time for him, and
  • 00:11:16.170 --> 00:11:18.170
  • so we wonder why he doesn't do
  • 00:11:18.170 --> 00:11:20.110
  • more in our lives.
  • 00:11:20.110 --> 00:11:23.030
  • In fact, when I was sitting in
  • 00:11:23.030 --> 00:11:24.160
  • the upper room and thinking
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  • about the Holy Spirit filling
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  • their lives, and they all began
  • 00:11:28.120 --> 00:11:30.010
  • to pray with the Spirit, I just
  • 00:11:30.010 --> 00:11:32.110
  • made a small prayer and
  • 00:11:32.110 --> 00:11:34.250
  • agreement with God, I'm gonna
  • 00:11:34.250 --> 00:11:36.230
  • take more time to listen to the
  • 00:11:36.230 --> 00:11:39.060
  • Spirit.
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  • How many will raise their hand
  • 00:11:40.130 --> 00:11:41.210
  • and say, "Yeah, I'm gonna get in
  • 00:11:41.210 --> 00:11:42.190
  • on that, too.
  • 00:11:42.190 --> 00:11:43.160
  • I'm gonna take more time to
  • 00:11:43.160 --> 00:11:44.290
  • listen to the Holy Spirit."
  • 00:11:44.290 --> 00:11:46.230
  • Maybe we wouldn't be in some bad
  • 00:11:46.230 --> 00:11:48.130
  • spots if we had listened a
  • 00:11:48.130 --> 00:11:49.220
  • little more carefully.
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  • Maybe we wouldn't have made some
  • 00:11:51.150 --> 00:11:52.170
  • bad decisions.
  • 00:11:52.170 --> 00:11:53.250
  • Maybe we wouldn't have done some
  • 00:11:53.250 --> 00:11:55.150
  • bad things if we would have
  • 00:11:55.150 --> 00:11:56.200
  • listened a little more to the
  • 00:11:56.200 --> 00:11:58.290
  • Holy Spirit.
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  • If you can agree with me, give
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  • the Lord a hand clap right
  • 00:12:01.270 --> 00:12:02.270
  • Alright, I wanna talk about four
  • 00:12:08.040 --> 00:12:08.270
  • things that the Holy Spirit
  • 00:12:08.270 --> 00:12:10.110
  • wants to guide you to, how he
  • 00:12:10.110 --> 00:12:12.190
  • guides you, where he guides you.
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  • First of all, he will guide you
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  • to holiness.
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  • He is the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:12:21.150 --> 00:12:24.150
  • In other words, he guides you to
  • 00:12:24.150 --> 00:12:27.110
  • a pure lifestyle, to a whole
  • 00:12:27.110 --> 00:12:29.280
  • lifestyle, to a holistic
  • 00:12:29.280 --> 00:12:32.240
  • lifestyle.
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  • I know the word "holiness"
  • 00:12:33.230 --> 00:12:34.270
  • literally means purity, it means
  • 00:12:34.270 --> 00:12:36.200
  • sanctity, it means consecration,
  • 00:12:37.060 --> 00:12:40.060
  • but I want to apply that to a
  • 00:12:40.060 --> 00:12:42.230
  • holistic lifestyle.
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  • When you live holy, you live
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  • healthy.
  • 00:12:46.150 --> 00:12:48.010
  • When you live holy, physically
  • 00:12:48.010 --> 00:12:50.260
  • and spiritually, you are whole.
  • 00:12:50.270 --> 00:12:53.270
  • When you live holy, your
  • 00:12:53.270 --> 00:12:55.110
  • marriage is better.
  • 00:12:55.110 --> 00:12:57.010
  • It's the violation of life that
  • 00:12:57.010 --> 00:12:59.110
  • tears down not only our physical
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  • health, but our relationships.
  • 00:13:01.180 --> 00:13:04.060
  • It's the violation of what is
  • 00:13:04.060 --> 00:13:05.210
  • good and what is right that
  • 00:13:05.210 --> 00:13:07.180
  • destroys community, and destroys
  • 00:13:07.180 --> 00:13:10.060
  • our health, and destroys our
  • 00:13:10.060 --> 00:13:11.100
  • world.
  • 00:13:11.100 --> 00:13:13.070
  • And so, the Holy Spirit will
  • 00:13:13.070 --> 00:13:14.210
  • always guide you to holiness.
  • 00:13:16.070 --> 00:13:19.070
  • If you listen to the Holy
  • 00:13:19.070 --> 00:13:20.030
  • Spirit, he's gonna be saying
  • 00:13:20.030 --> 00:13:22.050
  • things like, "Why are you
  • 00:13:22.050 --> 00:13:23.210
  • watching this?
  • 00:13:23.210 --> 00:13:25.290
  • This is not helping."
  • 00:13:25.290 --> 00:13:27.260
  • If you listen to the Holy
  • 00:13:27.260 --> 00:13:28.170
  • Spirit, he's gonna be saying,
  • 00:13:28.170 --> 00:13:30.030
  • like, "Let's respond with love.
  • 00:13:30.070 --> 00:13:33.070
  • Let's love this person.
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  • Let's not judge 'em, let's not
  • 00:13:34.140 --> 00:13:36.010
  • hate 'em, let's not condemn 'em,
  • 00:13:36.010 --> 00:13:38.220
  • let's just love 'em right now.
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  • They got enough people against
  • 00:13:40.130 --> 00:13:41.090
  • 'em, you be for them."
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  • Sometimes, holiness is defined
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  • by what we don't do.
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  • And you may feel you're a holy
  • 00:13:48.220 --> 00:13:50.140
  • person because you don't smoke,
  • 00:13:50.140 --> 00:13:52.090
  • you don't drink, you don't
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  • party, you don't leave your
  • 00:13:53.050 --> 00:13:54.170
  • spouse, you don't do stuff that
  • 00:13:54.170 --> 00:13:56.090
  • the world does, you say, "Well,
  • 00:13:56.090 --> 00:13:57.150
  • I'm holy because of what I don't
  • 00:13:57.240 --> 00:14:00.260
  • do."
  • 00:14:00.260 --> 00:14:02.210
  • Okay, well, that may be partly
  • 00:14:02.210 --> 00:14:04.110
  • true, but I think holiness has
  • 00:14:04.110 --> 00:14:06.030
  • more to do with what you do, do.
  • 00:14:06.230 --> 00:14:09.230
  • Do you love people or ignore
  • 00:14:09.230 --> 00:14:10.290
  • people?
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  • Do you give to people or just
  • 00:14:12.170 --> 00:14:14.000
  • kind of leave 'em alone?
  • 00:14:14.000 --> 00:14:16.000
  • Are you generous or selfish?
  • 00:14:16.000 --> 00:14:18.260
  • Are you forgiving or condemning?
  • 00:14:18.260 --> 00:14:21.220
  • Do you accept or do you judge?
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  • Holiness is found in that whole
  • 00:14:25.280 --> 00:14:28.220
  • life, in that loving life, and
  • 00:14:28.220 --> 00:14:31.050
  • following Jesus' example.
  • 00:14:31.050 --> 00:14:34.000
  • Remember, they would often try
  • 00:14:34.000 --> 00:14:35.120
  • to get Jesus to condemn people?
  • 00:14:35.120 --> 00:14:37.270
  • Like the woman caught in
  • 00:14:37.270 --> 00:14:38.260
  • adultery, they would say, "They
  • 00:14:38.260 --> 00:14:40.180
  • law says stone her, what do you
  • 00:14:40.180 --> 00:14:42.200
  • say?"
  • 00:14:42.200 --> 00:14:44.090
  • Jesus was finding a way to
  • 00:14:44.090 --> 00:14:46.090
  • communicate love.
  • 00:14:46.090 --> 00:14:48.170
  • "Let's not kill her, let's love
  • 00:14:48.170 --> 00:14:50.050
  • her."
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  • And so, he says to the guys,
  • 00:14:51.040 --> 00:14:52.120
  • "Okay, you're right, the law
  • 00:14:52.120 --> 00:14:53.170
  • does say that, so you that are
  • 00:14:53.210 --> 00:14:56.210
  • without sin throw the first
  • 00:14:56.210 --> 00:14:59.110
  • rock."
  • 00:14:59.110 --> 00:15:01.220
  • Well, there's no one standing
  • 00:15:01.220 --> 00:15:02.200
  • there that doesn't have sin.
  • 00:15:02.200 --> 00:15:04.280
  • I mean, someone standing there
  • 00:15:04.280 --> 00:15:06.030
  • was the guy that was with her in
  • 00:15:06.030 --> 00:15:07.150
  • adultery.
  • 00:15:07.150 --> 00:15:09.280
  • And then there's the other guys
  • 00:15:09.280 --> 00:15:11.080
  • who all have participated in the
  • 00:15:11.080 --> 00:15:13.100
  • plan.
  • 00:15:13.100 --> 00:15:14.280
  • They were all in sin.
  • 00:15:14.280 --> 00:15:16.060
  • They were all questionable
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  • motives, and problems, and
  • 00:15:17.280 --> 00:15:20.150
  • challenges.
  • 00:15:20.150 --> 00:15:21.110
  • Everybody has issues.
  • 00:15:21.110 --> 00:15:23.210
  • They may be different, but we
  • 00:15:23.210 --> 00:15:25.070
  • all have things we struggle
  • 00:15:25.070 --> 00:15:26.110
  • with, so none of us can say we
  • 00:15:26.110 --> 00:15:28.090
  • are without sin.
  • 00:15:28.090 --> 00:15:30.010
  • But we can all be holy.
  • 00:15:30.010 --> 00:15:32.130
  • How do you live holy when you
  • 00:15:32.130 --> 00:15:33.150
  • know you have problems in your
  • 00:15:33.150 --> 00:15:35.140
  • life?
  • 00:15:35.140 --> 00:15:36.120
  • Because your heart is toward
  • 00:15:36.120 --> 00:15:37.140
  • God, your desire is to walk with
  • 00:15:37.140 --> 00:15:39.240
  • God.
  • 00:15:39.240 --> 00:15:40.140
  • You're seeking to overcome,
  • 00:15:40.140 --> 00:15:41.260
  • you're trying to rise above.
  • 00:15:41.260 --> 00:15:43.160
  • You want to love, you want to
  • 00:15:43.160 --> 00:15:45.110
  • care, you want to forgive, you
  • 00:15:45.110 --> 00:15:47.040
  • want to make a positive
  • 00:15:47.040 --> 00:15:49.150
  • difference in the world.
  • 00:15:49.150 --> 00:15:51.010
  • The Holy Spirit will always
  • 00:15:51.010 --> 00:15:53.070
  • guide you to holiness.
  • 00:15:54.060 --> 00:15:57.060
  • Number two, he will guide you to
  • 00:15:58.070 --> 00:16:01.090
  • truth.
  • 00:16:01.090 --> 00:16:03.010
  • God's Word is true.
  • 00:16:03.010 --> 00:16:05.270
  • As you travel around Israel, one
  • 00:16:05.270 --> 00:16:07.100
  • of the things you realize is how
  • 00:16:07.100 --> 00:16:08.280
  • the Jewish people, for thousands
  • 00:16:10.020 --> 00:16:13.020
  • of years, valued the Scripture.
  • 00:16:13.220 --> 00:16:16.220
  • From the writings of Moses, the
  • 00:16:16.220 --> 00:16:18.080
  • first five books of the Bible,
  • 00:16:18.080 --> 00:16:19.200
  • we refer to as the Pentateuch,
  • 00:16:19.200 --> 00:16:21.130
  • they valued the Scripture.
  • 00:16:21.130 --> 00:16:23.160
  • Then, the prophets came along,
  • 00:16:23.160 --> 00:16:25.110
  • and the psalms, and proverbs,
  • 00:16:25.110 --> 00:16:27.120
  • they valued those Scriptures.
  • 00:16:27.120 --> 00:16:29.030
  • They fought for 'em, they wrote
  • 00:16:29.030 --> 00:16:30.080
  • 'em, they protected them, they
  • 00:16:30.080 --> 00:16:32.140
  • honored them, and they became
  • 00:16:32.140 --> 00:16:35.140
  • the oracles of God.
  • 00:16:35.140 --> 00:16:38.010
  • And, of course, now we have the
  • 00:16:38.010 --> 00:16:39.150
  • New Testament, and there were
  • 00:16:39.150 --> 00:16:41.060
  • those who took up that mission,
  • 00:16:41.060 --> 00:16:43.060
  • to gather those New Testament
  • 00:16:43.060 --> 00:16:44.170
  • Scriptures, and to make sure
  • 00:16:44.170 --> 00:16:46.290
  • they stayed pure, and to
  • 00:16:46.290 --> 00:16:48.170
  • translate them as clearly as
  • 00:16:48.170 --> 00:16:51.030
  • possible, because they
  • 00:16:51.030 --> 00:16:52.200
  • recognized the Word of God was
  • 00:16:52.200 --> 00:16:55.040
  • so important.
  • 00:16:55.040 --> 00:16:56.100
  • And the Holy Spirit will always
  • 00:16:56.100 --> 00:16:58.200
  • guide you to truth, and God's
  • 00:16:58.200 --> 00:17:01.180
  • Word is truth.
  • 00:17:01.180 --> 00:17:04.100
  • Many people believe the Holy
  • 00:17:04.100 --> 00:17:06.020
  • Spirit will tell them to do
  • 00:17:06.020 --> 00:17:07.110
  • something that's not in the
  • 00:17:07.110 --> 00:17:08.130
  • Scripture.
  • 00:17:08.130 --> 00:17:10.050
  • I've had people tell me, "The
  • 00:17:10.050 --> 00:17:11.120
  • Holy Spirit told me I don't need
  • 00:17:11.120 --> 00:17:12.140
  • to go to church."
  • 00:17:12.140 --> 00:17:14.210
  • But the Bible, Jesus said, "I
  • 00:17:14.210 --> 00:17:16.150
  • will build my church," and
  • 00:17:16.150 --> 00:17:18.060
  • you're planted in the house of
  • 00:17:18.060 --> 00:17:20.030
  • the Lord, and that's where
  • 00:17:20.030 --> 00:17:21.190
  • you'll flourish.
  • 00:17:21.190 --> 00:17:22.180
  • So, do you mean that God said
  • 00:17:22.180 --> 00:17:24.250
  • one thing, but the Spirit said
  • 00:17:24.250 --> 00:17:26.000
  • another thing?
  • 00:17:26.000 --> 00:17:27.270
  • I've had people say, "The Holy
  • 00:17:27.270 --> 00:17:29.070
  • Spirit told me I don't need to
  • 00:17:29.070 --> 00:17:30.120
  • give, I don't need to tithe, I
  • 00:17:30.120 --> 00:17:32.030
  • don't need to be involved with
  • 00:17:32.030 --> 00:17:33.100
  • that, because he knows my
  • 00:17:33.100 --> 00:17:34.280
  • needs."
  • 00:17:34.280 --> 00:17:36.270
  • But the Bible says when you
  • 00:17:36.270 --> 00:17:37.270
  • give, you receive, and when you
  • 00:17:37.270 --> 00:17:40.070
  • tithe, God opens to you his
  • 00:17:40.070 --> 00:17:42.080
  • favor.
  • 00:17:42.080 --> 00:17:44.060
  • So, God said one thing, but the
  • 00:17:44.060 --> 00:17:45.100
  • Holy Spirit said another thing?
  • 00:17:45.100 --> 00:17:47.140
  • Are you telling me that the
  • 00:17:47.140 --> 00:17:48.290
  • perfect, triune, unity of the
  • 00:17:49.150 --> 00:17:52.150
  • Godhead is speaking different
  • 00:17:52.220 --> 00:17:55.220
  • things?
  • 00:17:55.220 --> 00:17:57.130
  • No, it's not true, it's just
  • 00:17:57.130 --> 00:17:58.220
  • that we make up, and then we say
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  • the Holy Spirit said.
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  • It's like saying, "Mama said,"
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  • right?
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  • How many have had their kids
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  • play mom against dad?
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  • "Dad told me I can do it."
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  • And Mom says, "Huh, I'm gonna
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  • call Dad."
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  • "Oh, well, you know, I think he
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  • said it."
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  • Yeah, a lot of people say the
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  • Holy Spirit said, but it wasn't
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  • the Holy Spirit at all, it was
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  • that third beer that was
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  • speaking to you.
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  • That's what you were hearing,
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  • that forth margariter.
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  • What's a margariter anyway?
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  • I don't even know what that is.
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  • In John chapter 17, it said,
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  • "I've given them your word,"
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  • that's what Jesus did, he gave
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  • them God's Word.
  • 00:18:51.230 --> 00:18:53.280
  • In verse 17, he says, "Sanctify
  • 00:18:53.280 --> 00:18:56.100
  • them by your truth, your Word is
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  • truth."
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  • And in John chapter 8, he said,
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  • "Abide in my Word, you are my
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  • disciples, and you will know the
  • 00:19:04.190 --> 00:19:06.170
  • truth, and truth will make you
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  • free."
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  • Do you know that the Bible will
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  • teach you how to be a better
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  • husband and wife, will teach you
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  • how to be a parent, will teach
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  • you how to live godly and live
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  • in favor, and live in blessing?
  • 00:19:20.090 --> 00:19:23.070
  • And the Holy Spirit will always
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  • guide you in truth.
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  • He'll never disagree with the
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  • Scripture.
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  • Number three, the Holy Spirit
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  • guides you to joy.
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  • He is the joy of the Lord.
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  • The Holy Spirit is bringing joy
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  • into our lives.
  • 00:19:41.230 --> 00:19:44.140
  • In Nehemiah chapter 8, the Bible
  • 00:19:44.140 --> 00:19:46.110
  • said, "Do not sorrow, for the
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  • joy of the Lord is your
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  • strength."
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  • One of the things that broke my
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  • heart in Israel is, most of the
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  • truly faithful, or what they
  • 00:19:56.160 --> 00:19:58.140
  • would call religious Jews, or
  • 00:19:58.140 --> 00:20:00.150
  • orthodox Jews are so heavy.
  • 00:20:00.210 --> 00:20:03.210
  • You see 'em walking, you see 'em
  • 00:20:03.210 --> 00:20:05.020
  • praying, it's so dark, it's so
  • 00:20:05.020 --> 00:20:07.190
  • down, it's a burden, it's a
  • 00:20:07.190 --> 00:20:10.060
  • weight on their life.
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  • There's one part of the wall of
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  • the temple that's still
  • 00:20:14.240 --> 00:20:16.050
  • standing.
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  • It's under the Dome of the Rock
  • 00:20:17.050 --> 00:20:19.210
  • where a mosque that Muslims
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  • built on the site of Solomon's
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  • temple.
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  • Of course, they don't care about
  • 00:20:25.070 --> 00:20:26.050
  • Jerusalem other than it's a way
  • 00:20:26.050 --> 00:20:27.270
  • to irritate the Jews.
  • 00:20:27.270 --> 00:20:29.230
  • So, the strangest thing how the
  • 00:20:29.230 --> 00:20:31.110
  • world is obsessed with Israel,
  • 00:20:31.110 --> 00:20:34.010
  • and the Jewish people have faced
  • 00:20:34.010 --> 00:20:35.220
  • some amazing challenges that no
  • 00:20:35.220 --> 00:20:38.070
  • other people have faced through
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  • the centuries.
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  • So, they built this mosque right
  • 00:20:41.180 --> 00:20:43.060
  • on the site of the temple just
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  • to irritate the Jews, and the
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  • only thing left of Solomon's
  • 00:20:47.030 --> 00:20:49.130
  • temple, and even Herod's
  • 00:20:49.130 --> 00:20:51.180
  • temple, which came later, is
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  • this part of the wall.
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  • And the Jews go stand there, and
  • 00:20:56.040 --> 00:20:57.250
  • they pray.
  • 00:20:57.250 --> 00:20:59.000
  • And sometimes they write prayer
  • 00:20:59.000 --> 00:21:00.260
  • requests and stick 'em in the
  • 00:21:00.260 --> 00:21:02.130
  • cracks of the rocks of the wall.
  • 00:21:02.270 --> 00:21:05.270
  • And you just feel this
  • 00:21:05.270 --> 00:21:07.110
  • heaviness.
  • 00:21:07.110 --> 00:21:08.060
  • In fact, it's referred to as the
  • 00:21:08.060 --> 00:21:09.260
  • wailing wall.
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  • It's where they cry over their
  • 00:21:12.000 --> 00:21:13.080
  • city, they cry over their
  • 00:21:13.080 --> 00:21:14.270
  • temple, they cry out to God, but
  • 00:21:15.060 --> 00:21:18.060
  • it's a darkness.
  • 00:21:18.060 --> 00:21:19.070
  • You don't hear singing there.
  • 00:21:19.070 --> 00:21:21.020
  • You don't hear songs there.
  • 00:21:21.020 --> 00:21:22.230
  • No one's doing what we did this
  • 00:21:22.230 --> 00:21:24.020
  • morning there at that temple
  • 00:21:24.020 --> 00:21:26.280
  • site.
  • 00:21:26.280 --> 00:21:28.020
  • Their relationship with God has
  • 00:21:28.020 --> 00:21:30.180
  • become hard and heavy.
  • 00:21:30.180 --> 00:21:32.250
  • And many Christians act that
  • 00:21:32.250 --> 00:21:33.280
  • way.
  • 00:21:33.280 --> 00:21:35.110
  • They're sincere, but they're so
  • 00:21:35.240 --> 00:21:38.240
  • serious that it's dark.
  • 00:21:38.240 --> 00:21:40.280
  • Going to church can feel like
  • 00:21:40.280 --> 00:21:42.110
  • going to a funeral.
  • 00:21:42.110 --> 00:21:44.080
  • There's more condemnation than
  • 00:21:44.080 --> 00:21:46.040
  • celebration.
  • 00:21:46.040 --> 00:21:47.230
  • There's more heaviness than joy.
  • 00:21:48.000 --> 00:21:51.000
  • And sometimes they feel like the
  • 00:21:51.000 --> 00:21:53.070
  • more heavy and dark that we are,
  • 00:21:53.070 --> 00:21:55.190
  • the more spiritual that we are.
  • 00:21:55.190 --> 00:21:57.270
  • And the dress is dark, and
  • 00:21:58.200 --> 00:22:01.220
  • heavy, and the music is minor
  • 00:22:01.220 --> 00:22:04.110
  • and dark.
  • 00:22:04.110 --> 00:22:06.070
  • No, the Bible said the joy of
  • 00:22:06.070 --> 00:22:09.000
  • the Lord is your strength.
  • 00:22:09.090 --> 00:22:12.090
  • And in John chapter 15, Jesus
  • 00:22:12.090 --> 00:22:14.010
  • said, "My joy I leave with you,
  • 00:22:14.070 --> 00:22:17.070
  • so that your joy might be full."
  • 00:22:17.070 --> 00:22:20.050
  • You know, we're not gonna win
  • 00:22:20.050 --> 00:22:21.080
  • our world by saying to them,
  • 00:22:21.080 --> 00:22:22.270
  • "Hey, I'm miserable, come and be
  • 00:22:22.270 --> 00:22:25.070
  • like me."
  • 00:22:25.070 --> 00:22:27.140
  • No, but if we can have joy
  • 00:22:27.140 --> 00:22:29.270
  • through challenges, joy through
  • 00:22:29.270 --> 00:22:31.210
  • the hard days, joy in the
  • 00:22:31.210 --> 00:22:33.230
  • negative times, joy in the good
  • 00:22:33.230 --> 00:22:35.190
  • times, because joy makes us
  • 00:22:35.190 --> 00:22:37.270
  • stronger, joy lifts us up, joy
  • 00:22:38.070 --> 00:22:41.070
  • empowers us to live.
  • 00:22:41.070 --> 00:22:42.280
  • When you keep the joy of the
  • 00:22:42.280 --> 00:22:44.160
  • Lord, you win.
  • 00:22:44.210 --> 00:22:47.210
  • Yeah, you win, and the Holy
  • 00:22:47.260 --> 00:22:50.260
  • Spirit is the Spirit of joy.
  • 00:22:51.250 --> 00:22:54.250
  • You got let go from your job,
  • 00:22:54.250 --> 00:22:57.060
  • that's a bummer, but keep your
  • 00:22:57.060 --> 00:22:58.240
  • joy, because you're gonna get a
  • 00:22:58.240 --> 00:23:00.090
  • better job.
  • 00:23:00.090 --> 00:23:01.260
  • Yep, you and your wife are going
  • 00:23:01.260 --> 00:23:03.050
  • through a hard time.
  • 00:23:03.050 --> 00:23:04.080
  • Keep your joy, you're gonna work
  • 00:23:04.080 --> 00:23:05.290
  • it out, your marriage is gonna
  • 00:23:05.290 --> 00:23:07.050
  • be stronger.
  • 00:23:07.050 --> 00:23:08.210
  • You got a bad diagnosis.
  • 00:23:08.210 --> 00:23:10.150
  • The doctor said, and the
  • 00:23:10.150 --> 00:23:12.230
  • surgeon, and it's a hard time
  • 00:23:12.230 --> 00:23:15.060
  • physically, but keep your joy,
  • 00:23:15.060 --> 00:23:17.180
  • because you're gonna be healed,
  • 00:23:17.180 --> 00:23:19.050
  • and you're gonna help others to
  • 00:23:19.050 --> 00:23:20.050
  • get healed.
  • 00:23:20.050 --> 00:23:21.120
  • The joy of the Lord is your
  • 00:23:21.120 --> 00:23:24.060
  • Now, listen to this, Romans
  • 00:23:29.060 --> 00:23:30.090
  • chapter 14.
  • 00:23:30.090 --> 00:23:32.060
  • "The kingdom of God is not
  • 00:23:32.060 --> 00:23:33.160
  • eating and drinking, but
  • 00:23:33.160 --> 00:23:35.070
  • righteousness, peace, and joy in
  • 00:23:35.070 --> 00:23:38.070
  • the Holy Spirit."
  • 00:23:38.070 --> 00:23:40.110
  • The kingdom is not about rules
  • 00:23:40.110 --> 00:23:42.080
  • and regulations, what you eat,
  • 00:23:42.080 --> 00:23:44.130
  • how you eat, when you eat, no,
  • 00:23:44.130 --> 00:23:46.130
  • it's about righteousness, peace,
  • 00:23:46.130 --> 00:23:48.290
  • and joy in the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:23:49.120 --> 00:23:52.120
  • The old King James says it's in
  • 00:23:52.120 --> 00:23:53.220
  • the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:23:53.220 --> 00:23:56.000
  • One of the things you realize in
  • 00:23:56.000 --> 00:23:57.100
  • Israel is how the rules have
  • 00:23:57.100 --> 00:23:59.280
  • become so convoluted.
  • 00:23:59.280 --> 00:24:01.260
  • Hundreds of laws that the
  • 00:24:01.260 --> 00:24:03.290
  • orthodox Jews try to follow.
  • 00:24:03.290 --> 00:24:06.020
  • One of the rules is you cannot
  • 00:24:06.020 --> 00:24:07.240
  • have dairy products with meat
  • 00:24:07.240 --> 00:24:10.130
  • products at a meal.
  • 00:24:10.130 --> 00:24:12.260
  • Of course, you wouldn't have
  • 00:24:12.260 --> 00:24:14.030
  • bacon because there's no pork in
  • 00:24:14.030 --> 00:24:15.280
  • Israel, but even if you had
  • 00:24:15.280 --> 00:24:18.170
  • beef, you can't have cheese, or
  • 00:24:19.010 --> 00:24:22.010
  • milk, or any other daily
  • 00:24:22.010 --> 00:24:23.180
  • products, because there's an Old
  • 00:24:23.180 --> 00:24:24.250
  • Testament Scripture that said
  • 00:24:24.250 --> 00:24:26.190
  • something about the meat of the
  • 00:24:26.190 --> 00:24:28.230
  • lamb and the mother's milk
  • 00:24:28.230 --> 00:24:30.210
  • should not be mixed.
  • 00:24:30.210 --> 00:24:32.220
  • Well, the point God was trying
  • 00:24:32.220 --> 00:24:33.250
  • to make was, don't kill a
  • 00:24:33.250 --> 00:24:35.280
  • pregnant sheep.
  • 00:24:35.280 --> 00:24:37.260
  • Protect your herds, let your
  • 00:24:37.260 --> 00:24:39.040
  • herds grow, let the children be
  • 00:24:39.040 --> 00:24:40.290
  • born before you butcher your
  • 00:24:40.290 --> 00:24:43.240
  • sheep.
  • 00:24:43.240 --> 00:24:44.290
  • But that got turned into a
  • 00:24:44.290 --> 00:24:46.040
  • religious law on you cannot have
  • 00:24:46.040 --> 00:24:48.170
  • dairy with beef or any other
  • 00:24:48.170 --> 00:24:50.270
  • meat for dinner.
  • 00:24:50.270 --> 00:24:53.120
  • Are you kidding me?
  • 00:24:53.120 --> 00:24:54.070
  • I want some cheese on this meal.
  • 00:24:55.140 --> 00:24:58.140
  • I'm not gonna eat my burger
  • 00:24:58.140 --> 00:25:00.030
  • without some cheese, and make it
  • 00:25:00.030 --> 00:25:02.060
  • American, please.
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  • Religion gets weird.
  • 00:25:05.110 --> 00:25:08.010
  • Religion believes the craziest
  • 00:25:08.010 --> 00:25:09.120
  • things.
  • 00:25:09.120 --> 00:25:10.180
  • Religion becomes condemning,
  • 00:25:10.180 --> 00:25:12.220
  • judgmental, and dark.
  • 00:25:12.280 --> 00:25:15.280
  • But the Holy Spirit will always
  • 00:25:15.280 --> 00:25:17.130
  • lead you to joy, because the
  • 00:25:17.130 --> 00:25:19.280
  • kingdom of God is righteousness,
  • 00:25:19.280 --> 00:25:22.000
  • peace, and joy in the Holy
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