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Fear of God

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January 10, 2021
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Messages of hope and redemption from Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, with Louie Giglio.

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  • - 1 Peter is about the tension
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  • - 1 Peter is about the tensionof being chosen by God
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  • of being chosen by Godand at the same time
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  • and at the same timebeing in conflict
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  • being in conflictwith the culture.
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  • with the culture.In other words,
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  • In other words,what Peter is saying
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  • what Peter is sayingis there's a sovereign God
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  • is there's a sovereign Godwho has ordained all the affairs
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  • who has ordained all the affairsof your life.
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  • of your life.He invited you into His story
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  • He invited you into His storybefore the world was formed,
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  • before the world was formed,yet now, here you are
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  • yet now, here you areas the people of God,
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  • as the people of God,a chosen race,
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  • a chosen race,a royal priesthood,
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  • a royal priesthood,a holy nation of people
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  • a holy nation of peoplewho belong to God,
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  • who belong to God,but you're on a planet
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  • but you're on a planetfor the most part
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  • for the most partthat's spiritually clueless.
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  • that's spiritually clueless.Now, we don't preach a lot
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  • Now, we don't preach a loton the fear of God,
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  • on the fear of God,because it trips people up,
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  • because it trips people up,but it shouldn't trip us up.
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  • but it shouldn't trip us up.Proverbs 9:1 says,
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  • Proverbs 9:1 says,"The fear of the Lord
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  • "The fear of the Lordis the beginning of knowledge,"
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  • is the beginning of knowledge,"or the beginning of wisdom.
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  • or the beginning of wisdom.In other words, it's having
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  • In other words, it's havingthat healthy sense of reverence
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  • that healthy sense of reverencefor who God is
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  • for who God isthat's the beginning point
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  • that's the beginning pointof everything in life.
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  • of everything in life.Even the thief on the cross
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  • Even the thief on the crossunderstood this.
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  • understood this.When Jesus was being mocked
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  • When Jesus was being mockedby one of the thieves,
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  • by one of the thieves,the other thief
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  • the other thiefsaid to that thief,
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  • said to that thief,"Don't you fear God?"
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  • "Don't you fear God?"So, think about it.
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  • So, think about it."I've messed my life up.
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  • "I've messed my life up.I'm at a dead end.
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  • I'm at a dead end.I'm being punished for my sins.
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  • I'm being punished for my sins.I have no more
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  • I have no moreoptions here today,
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  • options here today,and I've wrecked
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  • and I've wreckedmy life basically,
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  • my life basically,but I still understand
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  • So, I wonder, just before
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  • So, I wonder, just beforewe're too far into the text,
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  • we're too far into the text,if I'm really breathing
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  • if I'm really breathingwhat Peter is trying
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  • what Peter is tryingto say to me today.
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  • to say to me today."Show proper respect
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  • "Show proper respectto everyone,
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  • to everyone,love the brotherhood
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  • love the brotherhoodof the believers,"
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  • of the believers,"but here's where it's all
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  • but here's where it's allgonna come down, Louie:
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  • gonna come down, Louie:"Fear God."
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  • "Fear God."Because the lack
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  • Because the lackof the fear of God
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  • of the fear of Godleft this guy in the shadows
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  • left this guy in the shadowsof the story,
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  • of the story,but the fear of God
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  • but the fear of Godbrought this man into paradise
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  • brought this man into paradisewith Christ today.
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  • with Christ today.And this is gonna be, I believe,
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  • And this is gonna be, I believe,the distinguishing mark
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  • the distinguishing markand the dividing line,
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  • and the dividing line,if you will, of the true Church
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  • if you will, of the true Churchand those who just
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  • and those who justcome to church.
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  • come to church.It's gonna be
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  • It's gonna bethe fear of the Lord.
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  • the fear of the Lord.And you don't have
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  • And you don't haveto worry about, you know,
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  • to worry about, you know,is this some way
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  • is this some waythat we're projecting God
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  • that we're projecting Godas being some angry person
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  • as being some angry personthat we should run from
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  • that we should run fromor be afraid of
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  • or be afraid ofin a negative sense,
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  • in a negative sense,because Peter's already
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  • because Peter's alreadytold us this
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  • told us thisin 1 Peter 1:17.
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  • in 1 Peter 1:17."Since you call on a Father,"
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  • "Since you call on a Father,"so that's the picture
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  • so that's the pictureof an Almighty God
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  • of an Almighty Godwho takes us by the hand
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  • who takes us by the handas sons and daughters,
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  • as sons and daughters,"you call on a Father
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  • "you call on a Fatherwho judges each man's
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  • who judges each man'swork impartially,
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  • work impartially,live your lives
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  • live your livesas strangers here,"
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  • as strangers here,"there we are again,
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  • there we are again,"in reverent fear."
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  • "in reverent fear."So, it's not being afraid of God
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  • So, it's not being afraid of Godin a negative sense;
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  • in a negative sense;it's being awestruck by God
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  • it's being awestruck by Godin a positive sense.
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  • in a positive sense.The fact that the God
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  • The fact that the Godof creation wants to be
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  • of creation wants to bein a relationship with me
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  • in a relationship with meas a Father,
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  • as a Father,that He's already
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  • that He's alreadyoffered His Son
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  • offered His Soninto the broken system
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  • into the broken systemof the world
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  • of the worldas a sacrifice for sin,
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  • as a sacrifice for sin,I then can totally trust Him
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  • I then can totally trust Himat every stage of my life
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  • at every stage of my lifewith awe and fear.
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  • with awe and fear.A few chapters later in Acts 5,
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  • A few chapters later in Acts 5,Peter is preaching
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  • Peter is preachingand many, many people
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  • and many, many peopleare putting their faith
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  • are putting their faithin Jesus,
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  • in Jesus,and the Jewish leaders
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  • and the Jewish leadersdon't like it,
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  • don't like it,and they tell him,
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  • and they tell him,"Don't do that anymore."
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  • "Don't do that anymore."Now, just at the top
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  • Now, just at the topof the chapter,
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  • of the chapter,Ananias and Sapphira
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  • Ananias and Sapphiraare now dead and done,
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  • are now dead and done,because they didn't come clean
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  • because they didn't come cleanabout what they wanted to bring
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  • about what they wanted to bringto the house of God.
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  • to the house of God.So, we know there's something
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  • So, we know there's somethingshifting in the atmosphere.
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  • shifting in the atmosphere.It's not business as usual.
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  • It's not business as usual.It says a little bit later
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  • It says a little bit laterthat the apostles were
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  • that the apostles wereperforming a lot
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  • performing a lotof miraculous things
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  • of miraculous thingsand wonders among the people,
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  • and wonders among the people,and the believers were gathering
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  • and the believers were gatheringin Solomon's colonnade,
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  • in Solomon's colonnade,and they were preaching
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  • and they were preachingthe Gospel.
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  • the Gospel.But then, I want you to notice
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  • But then, I want you to noticewhat happens in Acts 5:17,
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  • what happens in Acts 5:17,"And then the high priest
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  • "And then the high priestand all his associates,
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  • and all his associates,who were members of the party
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  • who were members of the partyof the Sadducees,
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  • of the Sadducees,were filled with jealousy.
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  • were filled with jealousy.They arrested the apostles
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  • They arrested the apostlesand put them
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  • and put themin the public jail."
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  • in the public jail."Now, I'm just trying to give us
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  • Now, I'm just trying to give usa balance here of this text
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  • a balance here of this textthat we're in today.
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  • that we're in today."Submit yourselves
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  • "Submit yourselvesfor the Lord's sake
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  • for the Lord's saketo every human authority,
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  • to every human authority,whether to the emperor,
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  • whether to the emperor,as the supreme authority,
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  • as the supreme authority,or to governors,
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  • or to governors,who are sent by him."
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  • who are sent by him."What he's saying, Peter is,
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  • What he's saying, Peter is,live in the system,
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  • live in the system,but transcend it by living
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  • but transcend it by livingwith a fear of God.
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  • with a fear of God.Those two things can live
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  • Those two things can liveintentioned together.
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  • intentioned together.And you're like,
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  • And you're like,"No, they can't live
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  • "No, they can't liveintentioned together."
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  • intentioned together."And Peter says,
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  • And Peter says,"Oh, yes, they can.
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  • "Oh, yes, they can.You have to just rewind
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  • You have to just rewinda little further back
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  • a little further backto those early days
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  • to those early daysof the Church,
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  • of the Church,and I will model this for you,
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  • and I will model this for you,what this looks like,"
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  • what this looks like,"and here we see it.
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  • and here we see it."They arrested the apostles
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  • "They arrested the apostlesand put them in the public jail.
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  • and put them in the public jail.But during the night
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  • But during the nightan angel of the Lord
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  • an angel of the Lordopened the doors of the jail
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  • opened the doors of the jailand brought them out.
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  • and brought them out.'Go, stand in the temple
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  • 'Go, stand in the templecourts,' he said,
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  • courts,' he said,'and tell the people
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  • 'and tell the peoplethe full message
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  • the full messageof this new life.'
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  • of this new life.'At daybreak they entered
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  • At daybreak they enteredthe temple courts,
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  • the temple courts,as they had been told,
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  • as they had been told,and began to teach the people."
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  • and began to teach the people."So, if you're in prison
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  • So, if you're in prisonfor your faith,
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  • for your faith,and an angel comes
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  • and an angel comesand opens a door
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  • and opens a doorand lets you out at night,
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  • and lets you out at night,and tells you to go
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  • and tells you to gointo the public square
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  • into the public squarethe next day
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  • the next dayand preach the Gospel,
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  • and preach the Gospel,I would encourage you
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  • I would encourage youto do that.
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  • to do that.And so, they said,
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  • And so, they said,"Yes, we're gonna do that.
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  • "Yes, we're gonna do that.We were instructed to come here,
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  • We were instructed to come here,and here we are."
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  • and here we are."It says a little bit down
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  • It says a little bit downin Acts 5:21,
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  • in Acts 5:21,"When the high priest
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  • "When the high priestand his associates arrived,
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  • and his associates arrived,they called together
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  • they called togetherthe Sanhedrin -
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  • the Sanhedrin -the full assembly
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  • the full assemblyof the elders of Israel -
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  • of the elders of Israel -and sent to the jail
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  • and sent to the jailfor the apostles.
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  • for the apostles.But on arriving at the jail,
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  • But on arriving at the jail,the officers did not
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  • the officers did notfind them there.
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  • find them there.So they went back and reported,
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  • So they went back and reported,'We found the jail
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  • 'We found the jailsecurely locked,
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  • securely locked,with the guards standing
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  • with the guards standingat the doors;
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  • at the doors;but when we opened them,
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  • but when we opened them,we found no one inside.'
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  • we found no one inside.'On hearing this report,
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  • On hearing this report,the captain of the temple guard
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  • the captain of the temple guardand the chief priests
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  • and the chief priestswere puzzled,
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  • were puzzled,wondering what would
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  • wondering what wouldcome of this.
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  • come of this.And then someone said,"
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  • And then someone said,"this is awesome in Acts 5:25,
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  • this is awesome in Acts 5:25,"Look!
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  • "Look!The men you put in jail
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  • The men you put in jailare standing in the temple
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  • are standing in the templecourts, teaching the people."
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  • courts, teaching the people."Now, that's a real problem
  • 00:07:20.121 --> 00:07:22.357
  • Now, that's a real problemif you're trying to stamp out
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  • if you're trying to stamp outthe Gospel, that these guys
  • 00:07:24.526 --> 00:07:25.494
  • the Gospel, that these guysthat you locked up
  • 00:07:25.494 --> 00:07:26.461
  • that you locked upare now in the middle
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  • are now in the middleof the temple courts,
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  • of the temple courts,preaching again.
  • 00:07:28.730 --> 00:07:30.031
  • preaching again.So, the guy says,
  • 00:07:30.031 --> 00:07:30.966
  • So, the guy says,"Hey, look!
  • 00:07:30.966 --> 00:07:32.234
  • "Hey, look!Check it out."
  • 00:07:32.234 --> 00:07:33.702
  • Check it out.""At that, the captain went
  • 00:07:33.702 --> 00:07:35.136
  • "At that, the captain wentwith his officers
  • 00:07:35.136 --> 00:07:39.140
  • with his officersand brought the apostles.
  • 00:07:39.140 --> 00:07:40.675
  • and brought the apostles.They did not use force,
  • 00:07:40.675 --> 00:07:42.177
  • They did not use force,because they feared that
  • 00:07:42.177 --> 00:07:46.147
  • because they feared thatthe people would stone them.
  • 00:07:46.147 --> 00:07:47.415
  • the people would stone them.Having brought the apostles,
  • 00:07:47.415 --> 00:07:48.550
  • Having brought the apostles,they made them appear
  • 00:07:48.550 --> 00:07:49.885
  • they made them appearbefore the Sanhedrin
  • 00:07:49.885 --> 00:07:50.785
  • before the Sanhedrinto be questioned
  • 00:07:50.785 --> 00:07:51.987
  • to be questionedby the high priests.
  • 00:07:51.987 --> 00:07:55.023
  • by the high priests.'We gave you strict orders
  • 00:07:55.023 --> 00:07:59.227
  • 'We gave you strict ordersnot to teach in this name.
  • 00:07:59.227 --> 00:08:01.029
  • not to teach in this name.Yet you have filled Jerusalem
  • 00:08:01.029 --> 00:08:02.297
  • Yet you have filled Jerusalemwith your teaching
  • 00:08:02.297 --> 00:08:04.266
  • with your teachingand are determined to make us
  • 00:08:04.266 --> 00:08:06.468
  • and are determined to make usguilty of this man's blood.'"
  • 00:08:06.468 --> 00:08:08.737
  • guilty of this man's blood.'"And then, here comes the phrase.
  • 00:08:08.737 --> 00:08:10.839
  • And then, here comes the phrase."Peter and the other apostles
  • 00:08:10.839 --> 00:08:14.543
  • "Peter and the other apostlesreplied: 'We must obey God
  • 00:08:14.543 --> 00:08:19.948
  • replied: 'We must obey Godrather than men.'"
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  • If you fast forward,
  • 00:08:25.420 --> 00:08:28.123
  • If you fast forward,it gets interesting.
  • 00:08:28.123 --> 00:08:29.157
  • it gets interesting.They thought, "Well,
  • 00:08:29.157 --> 00:08:30.025
  • They thought, "Well,we'll kill these guys
  • 00:08:30.025 --> 00:08:30.825
  • we'll kill these guysand put an end to it
  • 00:08:30.825 --> 00:08:32.160
  • and put an end to itright here,"
  • 00:08:32.160 --> 00:08:33.962
  • right here,"because Peter goes on to preach
  • 00:08:33.962 --> 00:08:34.930
  • because Peter goes on to preacha little more intensely
  • 00:08:34.930 --> 00:08:36.798
  • a little more intenselyin the next few lines.
  • 00:08:36.798 --> 00:08:38.166
  • in the next few lines.And then, Gamaliel steps
  • 00:08:38.166 --> 00:08:39.167
  • And then, Gamaliel stepsinto the story and says,
  • 00:08:39.167 --> 00:08:40.502
  • into the story and says,"Hey, not a good idea
  • 00:08:40.502 --> 00:08:41.636
  • "Hey, not a good ideato kill these guys.
  • 00:08:41.636 --> 00:08:42.404
  • to kill these guys.That's just gonna cause
  • 00:08:42.404 --> 00:08:43.338
  • That's just gonna causea lot of trouble."
  • 00:08:43.338 --> 00:08:44.172
  • a lot of trouble."And then, he makes this
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  • And then, he makes thisbrilliant summary
  • 00:08:45.774 --> 00:08:47.342
  • brilliant summaryat the end of his speech
  • 00:08:47.342 --> 00:08:48.443
  • at the end of his speechto the leaders
  • 00:08:48.443 --> 00:08:49.511
  • to the leadersand he says, "Hey,
  • 00:08:49.511 --> 00:08:51.413
  • and he says, "Hey,if this is of human power
  • 00:08:51.413 --> 00:08:52.447
  • if this is of human powerand activity,
  • 00:08:52.447 --> 00:08:53.648
  • and activity,it's gonna fail.
  • 00:08:53.648 --> 00:08:55.050
  • it's gonna fail.But if it's from God,
  • 00:08:55.050 --> 00:08:56.251
  • But if it's from God,you won't be able
  • 00:08:56.251 --> 00:08:57.986
  • you won't be ableto stop these men.
  • 00:08:57.986 --> 00:08:59.554
  • to stop these men.You'll only find yourselves
  • 00:08:59.554 --> 00:09:02.190
  • You'll only find yourselvesfighting against God,"
  • 00:09:02.190 --> 00:09:04.292
  • fighting against God,"and he persuaded them.
  • 00:09:04.292 --> 00:09:07.062
  • and he persuaded them.So, check this phrase out.
  • 00:09:07.062 --> 00:09:09.064
  • So, check this phrase out."So they called the apostles in
  • 00:09:09.064 --> 00:09:13.168
  • "So they called the apostles inand had them flogged.
  • 00:09:13.168 --> 00:09:14.069
  • and had them flogged.Then they ordered them
  • 00:09:14.069 --> 00:09:15.370
  • Then they ordered themnot to speak in the name
  • 00:09:15.370 --> 00:09:17.472
  • not to speak in the nameof Jesus,
  • 00:09:17.472 --> 00:09:19.641
  • of Jesus,and they let them go.
  • 00:09:19.641 --> 00:09:20.375
  • and they let them go.And the apostles
  • 00:09:20.375 --> 00:09:21.643
  • And the apostlesleft the Sanhedrin,
  • 00:09:21.643 --> 00:09:24.245
  • left the Sanhedrin,rejoicing because they had been
  • 00:09:24.245 --> 00:09:26.548
  • rejoicing because they had beencounted worthy
  • 00:09:26.548 --> 00:09:29.584
  • counted worthyof suffering disgrace
  • 00:09:29.584 --> 00:09:34.222
  • of suffering disgracefor the Name."
  • 00:09:34.222 --> 00:09:35.223
  • for the Name."So, in other words,
  • 00:09:35.223 --> 00:09:38.059
  • So, in other words,Peter is respecting
  • 00:09:38.059 --> 00:09:41.329
  • Peter is respectingthe authority.
  • 00:09:41.329 --> 00:09:42.330
  • the authority.He's not rallying
  • 00:09:42.330 --> 00:09:43.965
  • He's not rallyingin the temple courts and saying,
  • 00:09:43.965 --> 00:09:45.900
  • in the temple courts and saying,"Hey, everybody,
  • 00:09:45.900 --> 00:09:47.502
  • "Hey, everybody,we're about to get flogged,
  • 00:09:47.502 --> 00:09:49.204
  • we're about to get flogged,so somehow we've got
  • 00:09:49.204 --> 00:09:54.876
  • so somehow we've gotto take action in a hurry."
  • 00:09:54.876 --> 00:09:55.944
  • to take action in a hurry."He's just saying,
  • 00:09:55.944 --> 00:09:57.112
  • He's just saying,"You do what you do,
  • 00:09:57.112 --> 00:09:58.613
  • "You do what you do,I'm gonna do what I do.
  • 00:09:58.613 --> 00:10:00.315
  • I'm gonna do what I do.You are here
  • 00:10:00.315 --> 00:10:02.017
  • You are herein the authority of Earth.
  • 00:10:02.017 --> 00:10:03.985
  • in the authority of Earth.I am moving in the authority
  • 00:10:03.985 --> 00:10:05.587
  • I am moving in the authorityof Heaven."
  • 00:10:05.587 --> 00:10:07.355
  • of Heaven."And so, here we have an apostle
  • 00:10:07.355 --> 00:10:09.124
  • And so, here we have an apostlefilled with power,
  • 00:10:09.124 --> 00:10:10.525
  • filled with power,working wonders,
  • 00:10:10.525 --> 00:10:11.760
  • working wonders,doing miracles,
  • 00:10:11.760 --> 00:10:13.261
  • doing miracles,preaching the Gospel,
  • 00:10:13.261 --> 00:10:15.263
  • preaching the Gospel,and now that same apostle
  • 00:10:15.263 --> 00:10:18.733
  • and now that same apostleis being beaten for his faith,
  • 00:10:18.733 --> 00:10:20.101
  • is being beaten for his faith,and he actually
  • 00:10:20.101 --> 00:10:22.704
  • and he actuallycounts that as joy,
  • 00:10:22.704 --> 00:10:24.939
  • counts that as joy,because now he's linking up
  • 00:10:24.939 --> 00:10:26.541
  • because now he's linking upwith the Savior who did
  • 00:10:26.541 --> 00:10:28.576
  • with the Savior who didthe very same thing
  • 00:10:28.576 --> 00:10:32.113
  • the very same thingon his behalf.
  • 00:10:32.113 --> 00:10:32.914
  • on his behalf.You say, "Man, that must have
  • 00:10:32.914 --> 00:10:34.716
  • You say, "Man, that must havereally put a dent
  • 00:10:34.716 --> 00:10:36.518
  • really put a dentin their plans."
  • 00:10:36.518 --> 00:10:38.820
  • in their plans."Next verse, Acts 5:42,
  • 00:10:38.820 --> 00:10:39.387
  • Next verse, Acts 5:42,and we'll jump out
  • 00:10:39.387 --> 00:10:40.889
  • and we'll jump outof Acts 5.
  • 00:10:40.889 --> 00:10:43.024
  • of Acts 5."Day after day,
  • 00:10:43.024 --> 00:10:44.926
  • "Day after day,in the temple courts
  • 00:10:44.926 --> 00:10:46.761
  • in the temple courtsand from house to house,
  • 00:10:46.761 --> 00:10:49.798
  • and from house to house,they never stopped teaching
  • 00:10:49.798 --> 00:10:52.801
  • they never stopped teachingand proclaiming the good news
  • 00:10:52.801 --> 00:10:56.905
  • and proclaiming the good newsthat Jesus is the Christ."
  • 00:10:56.905 --> 00:11:00.141
  • that Jesus is the Christ."[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]So, what is happening here?
  • 00:11:04.112 --> 00:11:05.647
  • So, what is happening here?Peter is showing us
  • 00:11:05.647 --> 00:11:07.582
  • Peter is showing ushow this text unfolds
  • 00:11:07.582 --> 00:11:08.450
  • how this text unfoldsin real life.
  • 00:11:08.450 --> 00:11:10.018
  • in real life."I'm gonna respect you,
  • 00:11:10.018 --> 00:11:13.855
  • "I'm gonna respect you,because you are the institution
  • 00:11:13.855 --> 00:11:16.224
  • because you are the institutionand the authority on Earth
  • 00:11:16.224 --> 00:11:17.459
  • and the authority on Earthunder God.
  • 00:11:17.459 --> 00:11:18.960
  • under God.However, while I'm
  • 00:11:18.960 --> 00:11:20.462
  • However, while I'mrespecting you,
  • 00:11:20.462 --> 00:11:22.297
  • respecting you,I'm gonna obey God,
  • 00:11:22.297 --> 00:11:24.432
  • I'm gonna obey God,no matter what.
  • 00:11:24.432 --> 00:11:26.868
  • no matter what.My focus isn't going to change."
  • 00:11:26.868 --> 00:11:28.336
  • My focus isn't going to change."In another place,
  • 00:11:28.336 --> 00:11:30.105
  • In another place,Jesus said it like this:
  • 00:11:30.105 --> 00:11:31.573
  • Jesus said it like this:"I'm going to give to Caesar
  • 00:11:31.573 --> 00:11:32.440
  • "I'm going to give to Caesarwhat is Caesar's,
  • 00:11:32.440 --> 00:11:34.375
  • what is Caesar's,'cause his face is on this coin,
  • 00:11:34.375 --> 00:11:35.844
  • 'cause his face is on this coin,but I'm gonna give to God
  • 00:11:35.844 --> 00:11:36.878
  • but I'm gonna give to Godwhat is God's,
  • 00:11:36.878 --> 00:11:37.946
  • what is God's,because His image
  • 00:11:37.946 --> 00:11:39.547
  • because His imageis on my heart."
  • 00:11:39.547 --> 00:11:40.715
  • is on my heart."So, I'm gonna pay my taxes.
  • 00:11:40.715 --> 00:11:42.050
  • So, I'm gonna pay my taxes.I'm gonna live in the system.
  • 00:11:42.050 --> 00:11:43.885
  • I'm gonna live in the system.I'm gonna support roads,
  • 00:11:43.885 --> 00:11:46.855
  • I'm gonna support roads,and public works, and defense,
  • 00:11:46.855 --> 00:11:47.822
  • and public works, and defense,and other things
  • 00:11:47.822 --> 00:11:48.790
  • and other thingsthat need to happen.
  • 00:11:48.790 --> 00:11:49.524
  • that need to happen.I'm not saying that
  • 00:11:49.524 --> 00:11:51.025
  • I'm not saying thatthe government spends every dime
  • 00:11:51.025 --> 00:11:52.894
  • the government spends every dimeof my money the way, maybe,
  • 00:11:52.894 --> 00:11:54.395
  • of my money the way, maybe,that I would want them to,
  • 00:11:54.395 --> 00:11:55.797
  • that I would want them to,but I'm gonna pay my tax,
  • 00:11:55.797 --> 00:11:57.365
  • but I'm gonna pay my tax,I'm gonna honor the king,
  • 00:11:57.365 --> 00:11:58.833
  • I'm gonna honor the king,I'm gonna honor the emperor
  • 00:11:58.833 --> 00:12:00.235
  • I'm gonna honor the emperorbecause his face, Jesus said,
  • 00:12:00.235 --> 00:12:01.536
  • because his face, Jesus said,is actually on the coin
  • 00:12:01.536 --> 00:12:02.570
  • is actually on the cointhat I'm using
  • 00:12:02.570 --> 00:12:04.572
  • that I'm usingto do my business.
  • 00:12:04.572 --> 00:12:07.609
  • to do my business.But His image is on my heart,
  • 00:12:07.609 --> 00:12:09.410
  • But His image is on my heart,so with my life
  • 00:12:09.410 --> 00:12:13.414
  • so with my lifeI'm gonna honor God.
  • 00:12:13.414 --> 00:12:14.115
  • I'm gonna honor God.I'm not gonna try
  • 00:12:14.115 --> 00:12:15.183
  • I'm not gonna tryto separate those two
  • 00:12:15.183 --> 00:12:16.851
  • to separate those twoor cause them to come
  • 00:12:16.851 --> 00:12:18.353
  • or cause them to comeinto mortal conflict
  • 00:12:18.353 --> 00:12:19.420
  • into mortal conflictwith each other.
  • 00:12:19.420 --> 00:12:21.389
  • with each other.I'm gonna live in that tension.
  • 00:12:21.389 --> 00:12:22.423
  • I'm gonna live in that tension.So, I'm gonna pay my tax,
  • 00:12:22.423 --> 00:12:23.558
  • So, I'm gonna pay my tax,but with the rest of my money
  • 00:12:23.558 --> 00:12:25.160
  • but with the rest of my moneyI'm gonna fund the Gospel,
  • 00:12:25.160 --> 00:12:25.860
  • I'm gonna fund the Gospel,because the Gospel
  • 00:12:25.860 --> 00:12:27.061
  • because the Gospelis the most powerful
  • 00:12:27.061 --> 00:12:28.429
  • is the most powerfulmovement on Earth,
  • 00:12:28.429 --> 00:12:29.664
  • movement on Earth,and it will transform
  • 00:12:29.664 --> 00:12:30.698
  • and it will transformevery culture,
  • 00:12:30.698 --> 00:12:31.533
  • every culture,and bring good
  • 00:12:31.533 --> 00:12:33.034
  • and bring goodout of every evil,
  • 00:12:33.034 --> 00:12:34.235
  • out of every evil,and bring the kingdom of God
  • 00:12:34.235 --> 00:12:35.870
  • and bring the kingdom of Godonto planet Earth
  • 00:12:35.870 --> 00:12:37.472
  • onto planet Earthmore powerfully than any
  • 00:12:37.472 --> 00:12:38.807
  • more powerfully than anygovernment ever can
  • 00:12:38.807 --> 00:12:40.275
  • government ever canor ever will.
  • 00:12:40.275 --> 00:12:41.276
  • or ever will.So, I'm gonna honor
  • 00:12:41.276 --> 00:12:42.043
  • So, I'm gonna honorthe government.
  • 00:12:42.043 --> 00:12:43.444
  • the government.I'm gonna honor the king.
  • 00:12:43.444 --> 00:12:44.846
  • I'm gonna honor the king.I'm gonna pray with respect.
  • 00:12:44.846 --> 00:12:45.980
  • I'm gonna pray with respect.I'm gonna show respect
  • 00:12:45.980 --> 00:12:47.081
  • I'm gonna show respectto everybody.
  • 00:12:47.081 --> 00:12:48.516
  • to everybody.I'm gonna show respect
  • 00:12:48.516 --> 00:12:49.717
  • I'm gonna show respectto everybody.
  • 00:12:49.717 --> 00:12:51.252
  • to everybody.I'm gonna love the brotherhood
  • 00:12:51.252 --> 00:12:53.855
  • I'm gonna love the brotherhoodlike they are my brotherhood,
  • 00:12:53.855 --> 00:12:55.190
  • And Peter says, "I will show you
  • 00:12:59.994 --> 00:13:01.262
  • And Peter says, "I will show youhow you walk that out,"
  • 00:13:01.262 --> 00:13:03.064
  • how you walk that out,"and if you just follow his life
  • 00:13:03.064 --> 00:13:04.032
  • and if you just follow his lifeall the way to the writing
  • 00:13:04.032 --> 00:13:05.633
  • all the way to the writingof this letter
  • 00:13:05.633 --> 00:13:08.036
  • of this letterand all the way just a few years
  • 00:13:08.036 --> 00:13:10.939
  • and all the way just a few yearsforward where the emperor
  • 00:13:10.939 --> 00:13:12.273
  • forward where the emperorthat he is inviting
  • 00:13:12.273 --> 00:13:15.410
  • that he is invitingthe believers to honor
  • 00:13:15.410 --> 00:13:21.816
  • the believers to honorputs him to death,
  • 00:13:21.816 --> 00:13:22.483
  • puts him to death,and he never stopped
  • 00:13:22.483 --> 00:13:24.385
  • and he never stoppedfearing God.
  • 00:13:24.385 --> 00:13:26.921
  • fearing God.He didn't lose a thing.
  • 00:13:26.921 --> 00:13:29.591
  • He didn't lose a thing.He didn't lose out on anything.
  • 00:13:29.591 --> 00:13:30.291
  • He didn't lose out on anything.He didn't capitulate
  • 00:13:30.291 --> 00:13:31.593
  • He didn't capitulateto anything.
  • 00:13:31.593 --> 00:13:32.660
  • to anything.He transcended,
  • 00:13:32.660 --> 00:13:33.561
  • He transcended,and we're not talking about
  • 00:13:33.561 --> 00:13:34.996
  • and we're not talking aboutthe emperor today;
  • 00:13:34.996 --> 00:13:36.464
  • the emperor today;we're talking about Peter today.
  • 00:13:36.464 --> 00:13:37.165
  • we're talking about Peter today.We're not talking about
  • 00:13:37.165 --> 00:13:38.333
  • We're not talking aboutsome government today
  • 00:13:38.333 --> 00:13:39.734
  • some government todaywhich is long gone
  • 00:13:39.734 --> 00:13:40.935
  • which is long gonein the history books.
  • 00:13:40.935 --> 00:13:41.502
  • in the history books.We're talking about
  • 00:13:41.502 --> 00:13:44.005
  • We're talking abouta church today that's very much
  • 00:13:44.005 --> 00:13:45.506
  • a church today that's very muchalive and well
  • 00:13:45.506 --> 00:13:47.208
  • alive and wellon planet Earth.
  • 00:13:47.208 --> 00:13:48.142
  • on planet Earth.And where the emperor
  • 00:13:48.142 --> 00:13:49.510
  • And where the emperorthought he was God,
  • 00:13:49.510 --> 00:13:50.712
  • thought he was God,he's in the dust now,
  • 00:13:50.712 --> 00:13:52.113
  • he's in the dust now,and God is still God,
  • 00:13:52.113 --> 00:13:53.214
  • and God is still God,and God is still at work,
  • 00:13:53.214 --> 00:13:54.315
  • and God is still at work,and God is still building up
  • 00:13:54.315 --> 00:13:56.718
  • and God is still building upthis temple of the living stones
  • 00:13:56.718 --> 00:13:59.721
  • this temple of the living stonesas a house of worship unto Him;
  • 00:13:59.721 --> 00:14:01.055
  • as a house of worship unto Him;and the hardship of this world
  • 00:14:01.055 --> 00:14:02.023
  • and the hardship of this worlddidn't stop it;
  • 00:14:02.023 --> 00:14:05.159
  • didn't stop it;it only fueled it.
  • 00:14:05.159 --> 00:14:06.027
  • it only fueled it.But to get there,
  • 00:14:06.027 --> 00:14:06.828
  • But to get there,you have to have
  • 00:14:06.828 --> 00:14:08.997
  • you have to havean elevated faith.
  • 00:14:08.997 --> 00:14:09.931
  • an elevated faith.You have to believe
  • 00:14:09.931 --> 00:14:11.566
  • You have to believethat my God, hello,
  • 00:14:11.566 --> 00:14:12.867
  • that my God, hello,is sovereign.
  • 00:14:12.867 --> 00:14:14.869
  • is sovereign.Do you believe that today?
  • 00:14:14.869 --> 00:14:16.037
  • Do you believe that today?He's unshakeable.
  • 00:14:16.037 --> 00:14:17.005
  • He's unshakeable.Do you believe that today,
  • 00:14:17.005 --> 00:14:18.573
  • Do you believe that today,that your God is eternal,
  • 00:14:18.573 --> 00:14:19.941
  • that your God is eternal,that He is holy,
  • 00:14:19.941 --> 00:14:20.942
  • that He is holy,that He chooses,
  • 00:14:20.942 --> 00:14:22.944
  • that He chooses,He ordains, He sets in motion,
  • 00:14:22.944 --> 00:14:27.282
  • He ordains, He sets in motion,and He concludes all things?
  • 00:14:27.282 --> 00:14:28.283
  • and He concludes all things?That leads us
  • 00:14:28.283 --> 00:14:31.052
  • That leads usto this conclusion.
  • 00:14:31.052 --> 00:14:32.220
  • to this conclusion.I don't know how everything
  • 00:14:32.220 --> 00:14:34.355
  • I don't know how everythingis working out,
  • 00:14:34.355 --> 00:14:35.490
  • is working out,but I know that God
  • 00:14:35.490 --> 00:14:40.428
  • but I know that Godis working out everything.
  • 00:14:40.428 --> 00:14:45.700
  • is working out everything.I know who controls my destiny,
  • 00:14:45.700 --> 00:14:48.336
  • I know who controls my destiny,and I fear God.
  • 00:14:48.336 --> 00:14:48.736
  • and I fear God.I don't know
  • 00:14:48.736 --> 00:14:49.871
  • I don't knowwhat you're afraid of,
  • 00:14:49.871 --> 00:14:51.372
  • what you're afraid of,but I fear God.
  • 00:14:51.372 --> 00:14:52.607
  • but I fear God.I don't know what you're
  • 00:14:52.607 --> 00:14:53.641
  • I don't know what you'reconcerned with.
  • 00:14:53.641 --> 00:14:54.175
  • concerned with.I'll tell you
  • 00:14:54.175 --> 00:14:55.176
  • I'll tell youwhat I'm concerned with:
  • 00:14:55.176 --> 00:14:56.945
  • what I'm concerned with:I fear God.
  • 00:14:56.945 --> 00:14:57.512
  • I fear God.I don't know
  • 00:14:57.512 --> 00:14:58.680
  • I don't knowhow powerful you are,
  • 00:14:58.680 --> 00:15:00.682
  • how powerful you are,I just know I fear God.
  • 00:15:00.682 --> 00:15:01.115
  • I just know I fear God.I don't know
  • 00:15:01.115 --> 00:15:02.250
  • I don't knowwhat you can do to me.
  • 00:15:02.250 --> 00:15:03.885
  • what you can do to me.I do know this: I fear God.
  • 00:15:03.885 --> 00:15:04.786
  • I do know this: I fear God.I fear God.
  • 00:15:04.786 --> 00:15:05.553
  • I fear God.I fear God.
  • 00:15:05.553 --> 00:15:07.255
  • I fear God.I don't want to lose,
  • 00:15:07.255 --> 00:15:08.823
  • I don't want to lose,Peter's encouraging us today,
  • 00:15:08.823 --> 00:15:11.125
  • Peter's encouraging us today,that sense of awe
  • 00:15:11.125 --> 00:15:12.727
  • that sense of awefor the Father in Heaven
  • 00:15:12.727 --> 00:15:15.296
  • for the Father in Heavenwho is in control of my destiny.
  • 00:15:15.296 --> 00:15:16.798
  • who is in control of my destiny.I don't want to mess that up
  • 00:15:16.798 --> 00:15:20.802
  • I don't want to mess that upby mistrusting or distrusting
  • 00:15:20.802 --> 00:15:21.903
  • by mistrusting or distrustingthe One who gave
  • 00:15:21.903 --> 00:15:24.605
  • the One who gaveHis very life for me.
  • 00:15:24.605 --> 00:15:25.206
  • His very life for me.I want to live
  • 00:15:25.206 --> 00:15:27.041
  • I want to livewith an elevated faith.
  • 00:15:27.041 --> 00:15:28.343
  • with an elevated faith.1 Peter is about
  • 00:15:28.343 --> 00:15:29.644
  • 1 Peter is aboutan elevated faith,
  • 00:15:29.644 --> 00:15:30.645
  • an elevated faith,and if I can say it,
  • 00:15:30.645 --> 00:15:33.281
  • and if I can say it,and it kind of hits at me
  • 00:15:33.281 --> 00:15:34.482
  • and it kind of hits at mein my heart,
  • 00:15:34.482 --> 00:15:35.917
  • in my heart,but this book was not written
  • 00:15:35.917 --> 00:15:37.719
  • but this book was not writtento American Christians,
  • 00:15:37.719 --> 00:15:40.488
  • to American Christians,by and large,
  • 00:15:40.488 --> 00:15:41.356
  • by and large,who do not have
  • 00:15:41.356 --> 00:15:42.523
  • who do not havean elevated faith,
  • 00:15:42.523 --> 00:15:43.825
  • an elevated faith,that the truth be told,
  • 00:15:43.825 --> 00:15:47.128
  • that the truth be told,we have a low-rise faith,
  • 00:15:47.128 --> 00:15:49.430
  • we have a low-rise faith,not a high-rise faith.
  • 00:15:49.430 --> 00:15:50.531
  • not a high-rise faith.It's like Monopoly.
  • 00:15:50.531 --> 00:15:51.499
  • It's like Monopoly.I know it doesn't make
  • 00:15:51.499 --> 00:15:52.233
  • I know it doesn't makemuch sense,
  • 00:15:52.233 --> 00:15:54.302
  • much sense,but it's kind of like that.
  • 00:15:54.302 --> 00:15:56.137
  • but it's kind of like that.Does anybody like Monopoly?
  • 00:15:56.137 --> 00:15:57.705
  • Does anybody like Monopoly?If you've got a couple of days
  • 00:15:57.705 --> 00:15:58.306
  • If you've got a couple of daysand you don't have
  • 00:15:58.306 --> 00:15:59.474
  • and you don't haveanything else to do,
  • 00:15:59.474 --> 00:16:00.942
  • anything else to do,start a game of Monopoly.
  • 00:16:00.942 --> 00:16:03.044
  • And before you know it,
  • 00:16:04.645 --> 00:16:08.116
  • And before you know it,you'll miss some meals,
  • 00:16:08.116 --> 00:16:10.651
  • you'll miss some meals,a few appointments,
  • 00:16:10.651 --> 00:16:11.486
  • a few appointments,but man, I've got houses
  • 00:16:11.486 --> 00:16:15.123
  • but man, I've got houseson Atlantic Avenue.
  • 00:16:15.123 --> 00:16:16.124
  • on Atlantic Avenue.And so, everybody
  • 00:16:16.124 --> 00:16:17.291
  • And so, everybodyunderstands, right?
  • 00:16:17.291 --> 00:16:18.693
  • understands, right?You roll the dice.
  • 00:16:18.693 --> 00:16:21.863
  • You roll the dice.I'm the hat,
  • 00:16:21.863 --> 00:16:24.932
  • I'm the hat,and I get to go four -
  • 00:16:24.932 --> 00:16:27.568
  • and I get to go four -four places.
  • 00:16:27.568 --> 00:16:30.271
  • four places.So, here I go.
  • 00:16:30.271 --> 00:16:31.372
  • So, here I go.Free Parking.
  • 00:16:31.372 --> 00:16:32.440
  • Free Parking.I love You, Lord.
  • 00:16:32.440 --> 00:16:34.442
  • I love You, Lord.[Laughter]
  • 00:16:34.442 --> 00:16:35.276
  • [Laughter]Hey, I didn't manipulate
  • 00:16:35.276 --> 00:16:36.310
  • Hey, I didn't manipulatethe dice!
  • 00:16:36.310 --> 00:16:37.178
  • the dice!I rolled them for real.
  • 00:16:37.178 --> 00:16:38.546
  • I rolled them for real.They're real dice.
  • 00:16:38.546 --> 00:16:41.215
  • They're real dice.I got a four, two twos,
  • 00:16:41.215 --> 00:16:42.817
  • I got a four, two twos,double twos.
  • 00:16:42.817 --> 00:16:43.851
  • double twos.Yeah, I did,
  • 00:16:43.851 --> 00:16:45.753
  • Yeah, I did,right on to Free Parking.
  • 00:16:45.753 --> 00:16:47.355
  • right on to Free Parking.The Lord is with me.
  • 00:16:47.355 --> 00:16:48.423
  • The Lord is with me.God Almighty,
  • 00:16:48.423 --> 00:16:50.024
  • God Almighty,He is my refuge.
  • 00:16:50.024 --> 00:16:51.292
  • He is my refuge.The Lord is my rock
  • 00:16:51.292 --> 00:16:52.794
  • The Lord is my rockand my salvation.
  • 00:16:52.794 --> 00:16:54.062
  • and my salvation.I praise Him in the morning,
  • 00:16:54.062 --> 00:16:55.430
  • I praise Him in the morning,and I praise Him in the evening,
  • 00:16:55.430 --> 00:16:56.664
  • and I praise Him in the evening,and I really love to praise Him
  • 00:16:56.664 --> 00:17:00.635
  • and I really love to praise Himon my Free Parking.
  • 00:17:00.635 --> 00:17:02.603
  • on my Free Parking.And I've got cash.
  • 00:17:02.603 --> 00:17:04.705
  • And I've got cash.I got a house on Atlantic.
  • 00:17:04.705 --> 00:17:05.239
  • I got a house on Atlantic.In fact, I've got
  • 00:17:05.239 --> 00:17:06.607
  • In fact, I've gottwo houses on Atlantic,
  • 00:17:06.607 --> 00:17:07.408
  • two houses on Atlantic,so if you get on that,
  • 00:17:07.408 --> 00:17:11.045
  • so if you get on that,man, pay up!
  • 00:17:11.045 --> 00:17:13.481
  • man, pay up!And I welcome the Lord
  • 00:17:13.481 --> 00:17:18.186
  • And I welcome the Lordat my Monopoly board.
  • 00:17:18.186 --> 00:17:18.686
  • at my Monopoly board.I'm gonna go
  • 00:17:18.686 --> 00:17:20.555
  • I'm gonna goto the Community Chest.
  • 00:17:20.555 --> 00:17:23.124
  • to the Community Chest.Thank You, Lord!
  • 00:17:23.124 --> 00:17:25.026
  • Thank You, Lord!Oh, from the sale of stock,
  • 00:17:25.026 --> 00:17:26.527
  • Oh, from the sale of stock,you get $50.
  • 00:17:26.527 --> 00:17:27.829
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:17:30.631 --> 00:17:31.365
  • Now, if things were to go crazy
  • 00:17:42.410 --> 00:17:46.948
  • Now, if things were to go crazyand somehow I end up over here
  • 00:17:46.948 --> 00:17:50.184
  • and somehow I end up over hereon the Luxury Tax,
  • 00:17:50.184 --> 00:17:54.856
  • on the Luxury Tax,and I've got to pay $100,
  • 00:17:54.856 --> 00:17:56.591
  • and I've got to pay $100,"Why, Lord?
  • 00:17:56.591 --> 00:17:58.759
  • "Why, Lord?I prayed.
  • 00:17:58.759 --> 00:17:59.527
  • I prayed.'Please don't let me
  • 00:17:59.527 --> 00:18:04.132
  • 'Please don't let meget on the Luxury Tax,'
  • 00:18:04.132 --> 00:18:07.268
  • get on the Luxury Tax,'and I'm on the Luxury Tax."
  • 00:18:07.268 --> 00:18:08.035
  • and I'm on the Luxury Tax."See, here's the thing
  • 00:18:08.035 --> 00:18:10.304
  • See, here's the thingabout this view.
  • 00:18:10.304 --> 00:18:10.805
  • about this view.Just stay with me
  • 00:18:10.805 --> 00:18:12.340
  • Just stay with mefor a moment.
  • 00:18:12.340 --> 00:18:15.143
  • for a moment.I can see the whole board,
  • 00:18:15.143 --> 00:18:17.145
  • I can see the whole board,I know how it all works,
  • 00:18:17.145 --> 00:18:18.012
  • I know how it all works,and I understand
  • 00:18:18.012 --> 00:18:18.913
  • and I understandthat each action
  • 00:18:18.913 --> 00:18:22.783
  • that each actionhas a corollary.
  • 00:18:22.783 --> 00:18:26.954
  • has a corollary.If I roll three,
  • 00:18:26.954 --> 00:18:30.458
  • If I roll three,one, two, three.
  • 00:18:30.458 --> 00:18:34.295
  • one, two, three.If I get on the Community Chest,
  • 00:18:34.295 --> 00:18:35.963
  • If I get on the Community Chest,I take a card.
  • 00:18:35.963 --> 00:18:36.564
  • I take a card.Not that one,
  • 00:18:36.564 --> 00:18:37.031
  • Not that one,because I already
  • 00:18:37.031 --> 00:18:38.232
  • because I alreadygot that blessing.
  • 00:18:38.232 --> 00:18:39.000
  • got that blessing.Maybe there's another one
  • 00:18:39.000 --> 00:18:40.601
  • Maybe there's another onefor me.
  • 00:18:40.601 --> 00:18:44.338
  • for me."You inherit $100."
  • 00:18:44.338 --> 00:18:47.475
  • "You inherit $100."I am living in the grace of God.
  • 00:18:47.475 --> 00:18:49.143
  • But if I roll another number,
  • 00:18:54.248 --> 00:18:55.683
  • But if I roll another number,maybe I have to go to jail,
  • 00:18:55.683 --> 00:18:56.751
  • maybe I have to go to jail,or maybe I'm just visiting,
  • 00:18:56.751 --> 00:18:58.519
  • or maybe I'm just visiting,or maybe I'm gonna
  • 00:18:58.519 --> 00:18:59.887
  • or maybe I'm gonnaget on Chance.
  • 00:18:59.887 --> 00:19:02.023
  • get on Chance.I hate Chance,
  • 00:19:02.023 --> 00:19:04.425
  • I hate Chance,unless -- "Go to jail.
  • 00:19:04.425 --> 00:19:05.560
  • unless -- "Go to jail.Go directly to jail.
  • 00:19:05.560 --> 00:19:06.594
  • Go directly to jail.Do not pass Go.
  • 00:19:06.594 --> 00:19:09.130
  • I hate this game!
  • 00:19:18.973 --> 00:19:22.343
  • I hate this game!This is -- is anybody with me?
  • 00:19:22.343 --> 00:19:24.445
  • This is -- is anybody with me?This is our faith,
  • 00:19:24.445 --> 00:19:27.448
  • This is our faith,a lot of us.
  • 00:19:27.448 --> 00:19:28.115
  • a lot of us."God, You're welcome
  • 00:19:28.115 --> 00:19:29.917
  • "God, You're welcomeat the game,
  • 00:19:29.917 --> 00:19:31.752
  • at the game,and it really will go better
  • 00:19:31.752 --> 00:19:33.254
  • and it really will go betterif You do what I
  • 00:19:33.254 --> 00:19:35.423
  • if You do what Iwant You to do."
  • 00:19:35.423 --> 00:19:36.390
  • want You to do."And I feel pretty good,
  • 00:19:36.390 --> 00:19:37.158
  • And I feel pretty good,'cause I can see
  • 00:19:37.158 --> 00:19:37.892
  • 'cause I can seethe whole board,
  • 00:19:37.892 --> 00:19:39.060
  • the whole board,I understand everything
  • 00:19:39.060 --> 00:19:39.961
  • I understand everythingon the board,
  • 00:19:39.961 --> 00:19:41.629
  • on the board,I understand all the rules
  • 00:19:41.629 --> 00:19:42.496
  • I understand all the rulesof the game,
  • 00:19:42.496 --> 00:19:43.764
  • of the game,and I see that every action
  • 00:19:43.764 --> 00:19:45.600
  • and I see that every actionhas a corollary.
  • 00:19:45.600 --> 00:19:47.068
  • has a corollary.So, if my friend over here
  • 00:19:47.068 --> 00:19:48.369
  • So, if my friend over herein the little car
  • 00:19:48.369 --> 00:19:50.605
  • in the little carrolls and gets ten,
  • 00:19:50.605 --> 00:19:52.206
  • rolls and gets ten,I know where they're gonna go.
  • 00:19:52.206 --> 00:19:52.807
  • I know where they're gonna go.They're not gonna go,
  • 00:19:52.807 --> 00:19:54.008
  • They're not gonna go,"Well, I decided I want to go
  • 00:19:54.008 --> 00:19:55.443
  • "Well, I decided I want to goto the Short Line Railroad."
  • 00:19:55.443 --> 00:19:56.143
  • to the Short Line Railroad."No, you didn't.
  • 00:19:56.143 --> 00:19:56.744
  • No, you didn't.You got ten,
  • 00:19:56.744 --> 00:19:57.411
  • You got ten,so you're gonna go,
  • 00:19:57.411 --> 00:19:58.713
  • so you're gonna go,one, two, three, four,
  • 00:19:58.713 --> 00:20:00.081
  • one, two, three, four,five, six, seven, eight,
  • 00:20:00.081 --> 00:20:02.450
  • five, six, seven, eight,nine, ten, to State Avenue.
  • 00:20:02.450 --> 00:20:03.284
  • nine, ten, to State Avenue.Do you want to buy it?
  • 00:20:03.284 --> 00:20:03.784
  • Do you want to buy it?You don't?
  • 00:20:03.784 --> 00:20:05.086
  • You don't?Okay, do you want to put
  • 00:20:05.086 --> 00:20:06.053
  • Okay, do you want to puta house on it?
  • 00:20:06.053 --> 00:20:08.022
  • a house on it?Do you have any money?
  • 00:20:08.022 --> 00:20:09.490
  • Do you have any money?Okay."
  • 00:20:09.490 --> 00:20:14.495
  • Okay."But, this is not how life works.
  • 00:20:14.495 --> 00:20:15.463
  • But, this is not how life works.There is a board,
  • 00:20:15.463 --> 00:20:17.565
  • There is a board,and there are corollaries,
  • 00:20:17.565 --> 00:20:19.567
  • and there are corollaries,and stuff is going on,
  • 00:20:19.567 --> 00:20:21.202
  • and stuff is going on,but here's a real
  • 00:20:21.202 --> 00:20:23.904
  • but here's a realMonopoly game for you and me.
  • 00:20:23.904 --> 00:20:26.440
  • Monopoly game for you and me.It's all in the box,
  • 00:20:26.440 --> 00:20:27.241
  • It's all in the box,and there may be
  • 00:20:27.241 --> 00:20:29.510
  • and there may bea hole in the box,
  • 00:20:29.510 --> 00:20:30.478
  • a hole in the box,and you may understand
  • 00:20:30.478 --> 00:20:31.646
  • and you may understandsome things about the box,
  • 00:20:31.646 --> 00:20:32.813
  • some things about the box,but for the most part,
  • 00:20:32.813 --> 00:20:33.881
  • but for the most part,we're looking through the hole
  • 00:20:33.881 --> 00:20:37.151
  • we're looking through the holein the box.
  • 00:20:37.151 --> 00:20:38.719
  • in the box.I know there's money in there,
  • 00:20:38.719 --> 00:20:39.687
  • I know there's money in there,I know there's pieces in there,
  • 00:20:39.687 --> 00:20:40.721
  • I know there's pieces in there,I know there's dice in there,
  • 00:20:40.721 --> 00:20:42.056
  • I know there's dice in there,I know there's a Community Chest
  • 00:20:42.056 --> 00:20:43.157
  • I know there's a Community Cheststack of cards in there.
  • 00:20:43.157 --> 00:20:45.092
  • stack of cards in there.I know that everything
  • 00:20:45.092 --> 00:20:45.793
  • I know that everythingin there --
  • 00:20:45.793 --> 00:20:47.094
  • in there --Illinois is in there.
  • 00:20:47.094 --> 00:20:48.062
  • Illinois is in there.I can see it,
  • 00:20:48.062 --> 00:20:52.800
  • I can see it,but I can only see it dimly.
  • 00:20:52.800 --> 00:20:54.435
  • but I can only see it dimly.This is what Peter said
  • 00:20:54.435 --> 00:20:55.336
  • This is what Peter saidin a verse that we did not
  • 00:20:55.336 --> 00:20:56.037
  • in a verse that we did nottalk about,
  • 00:20:56.037 --> 00:20:57.438
  • talk about,which just blows my mind
  • 00:20:57.438 --> 00:20:58.139
  • which just blows my mindwhen he's talking about
  • 00:20:58.139 --> 00:20:59.807
  • when he's talking aboutthe Gospel in 1 Peter 1
  • 00:20:59.807 --> 00:21:01.175
  • the Gospel in 1 Peter 1at the end of this paragraph
  • 00:21:01.175 --> 00:21:01.776
  • at the end of this paragraphin 1 Peter 1:12.
  • 00:21:01.776 --> 00:21:02.843
  • in 1 Peter 1:12.You don't need to put it up,
  • 00:21:02.843 --> 00:21:04.512
  • You don't need to put it up,but he says, "Even angels
  • 00:21:04.512 --> 00:21:08.115
  • but he says, "Even angelslong to look into these things."
  • 00:21:08.115 --> 00:21:08.716
  • long to look into these things."In other words,
  • 00:21:08.716 --> 00:21:10.451
  • In other words,don't get all cocky
  • 00:21:10.451 --> 00:21:12.019
  • don't get all cockyand believe that you've got it
  • 00:21:12.019 --> 00:21:12.887
  • and believe that you've got itall figured out,
  • 00:21:12.887 --> 00:21:14.055
  • all figured out,'cause angels don't even
  • 00:21:14.055 --> 00:21:15.156
  • And so, the way life works is
  • 00:21:22.797 --> 00:21:23.898
  • And so, the way life works isthat we can't see
  • 00:21:23.898 --> 00:21:27.034
  • that we can't seethe whole board, Amen?
  • 00:21:27.034 --> 00:21:29.770
  • the whole board, Amen?We cannot see the corollary
  • 00:21:29.770 --> 00:21:31.005
  • We cannot see the corollaryof every action.
  • 00:21:31.005 --> 00:21:32.940
  • of every action.So, if I take a step
  • 00:21:32.940 --> 00:21:34.675
  • So, if I take a stepand I do good,
  • 00:21:34.675 --> 00:21:36.577
  • and I do good,and now I'm being persecuted
  • 00:21:36.577 --> 00:21:37.478
  • and now I'm being persecutedfor that,
  • 00:21:37.478 --> 00:21:39.347
  • for that,or my friends are mocking me
  • 00:21:39.347 --> 00:21:40.848
  • or my friends are mocking mefor that,
  • 00:21:40.848 --> 00:21:42.483
  • for that,or I'm taking heat for my faith,
  • 00:21:42.483 --> 00:21:44.352
  • or I'm taking heat for my faith,I can't see the corollary,
  • 00:21:44.352 --> 00:21:45.920
  • I can't see the corollary,I can't see the dominoes.
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  • I can't see the dominoes.I can't see how God is working.
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  • I can't see how God is working.The only thing I really do know
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  • The only thing I really do knowabout this game called life,
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  • about this game called life,this game, is that
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  • this game, is thatit's not my board,
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  • it's not my board,it's His board.
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  • it's His board.It's not my game,
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  • It's not my game,it's His game.
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  • it's His game.I'm not inviting Him in,
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  • I'm not inviting Him in,He's inviting me in,
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  • He's inviting me in,and I know that He's
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  • and I know that He'sabove all things,
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  • above all things,He's greater than all things,
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  • He's greater than all things,He's in all things,
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  • He's in all things,and He uses all things.
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  • and He uses all things.That's what I do know.
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  • That's what I do know.And I do know that I have
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  • And I do know that I havea Savior,
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  • a Savior,so that when I am invited in,
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  • so that when I am invited in,I don't choose the car,
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  • I don't choose the car,and I don't choose the hat,
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  • and I don't choose the hat,and I don't choose
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  • and I don't choosethe little iron;
  • 00:22:21.989 --> 00:22:23.057
  • the little iron;that the piece
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  • that the piecethat I'm playing with,
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  • that I'm playing with,I'm choosing the cross.
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  • I'm choosing the cross.That's my piece.
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  • That's my piece.And it's reminding me
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  • And it's reminding meevery single move
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  • every single movethat this text is possible:
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  • that this text is possible:to submit to the authority
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  • to submit to the authorityand maintain your fear of God.
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  • and maintain your fear of God.To submit to and respect
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  • To submit to and respectthe world's authorities,
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  • the world's authorities,whether that's my coach,
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  • whether that's my coach,or my mom, or my dad,
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  • or my mom, or my dad,or my boss,
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  • or my boss,or my regional manager,
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  • or my regional manager,or the governor,
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  • or the governor,to show respect to people
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  • to show respect to peoplewho are in authority
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  • who are in authorityover me in my life.
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  • over me in my life.This is not a popular value,
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  • This is not a popular value,period, to respect, period,
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  • period, to respect, period,but to respect my boss?
  • 00:23:22.116 --> 00:23:23.117
  • but to respect my boss?"Well, my boss this,
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  • "Well, my boss this,my boss that,
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  • my boss that,my boss the other.
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  • my boss the other.I don't like my boss.
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  • I don't like my boss.I like my old boss.
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  • I like my old boss.I'm not gonna have a boss.
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  • I'm not gonna have a boss.I don't care about --
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  • I don't care about --my boss is a jerk."
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  • my boss is a jerk."He's still,
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  • He's still,she's still your boss,
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  • she's still your boss,and so, there is the opportunity
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  • and so, there is the opportunityfor you to be different
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  • for you to be differentand to show respect
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  • and to show respectto that person
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  • to that personwho is in authority over you.
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  • who is in authority over you.It doesn't mean
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  • It doesn't meanthat you stop doing good,
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  • that you stop doing good,and it doesn't mean
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  • and it doesn't meanthat you stop fearing God.
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  • that you stop fearing God.You keep on fearing God,
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  • You keep on fearing God,and you keep on doing good.
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  • and you keep on doing good.You don't do anything
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  • You don't do anythingthat they tell you to do
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  • that they tell you to dothat's contrary to what God
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  • that's contrary to what Godhas already told you to do,
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  • has already told you to do,but you show respect
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  • but you show respectto that position
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  • to that positionas long as God has you there.
  • 00:24:02.056 --> 00:24:03.290
  • as long as God has you there.It means if you're a child,
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  • It means if you're a child,you show respect
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  • you show respectto your parents.
  • 00:24:05.626 --> 00:24:06.360
  • to your parents."Yeah, but my parents
  • 00:24:06.360 --> 00:24:07.194
  • "Yeah, but my parentsare messed up.
  • 00:24:07.194 --> 00:24:08.762
  • are messed up.My parents actually this.
  • 00:24:08.762 --> 00:24:09.897
  • My parents actually this.My parents that.
  • 00:24:09.897 --> 00:24:11.398
  • My parents that.My parents need help."
  • 00:24:11.398 --> 00:24:14.435
  • My parents need help."You show respect to the parents
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  • You show respect to the parentsthat God has put in your life.
  • 00:24:16.704 --> 00:24:17.204
  • that God has put in your life.It doesn't mean
  • 00:24:17.204 --> 00:24:18.906
  • It doesn't meanthat you do things contrary
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  • that you do things contraryto what God has already
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  • to what God has alreadycalled you to do.
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  • called you to do.You honor God, you fear God,
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  • You honor God, you fear God,but you show respect
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  • but you show respectto the authority
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  • to the authoritythat He's put in your life,
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  • that He's put in your life,and those things can live
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  • and those things can livein tension together.
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  • in tension together.They can coexist somehow,
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  • They can coexist somehow,and God's will transcends
  • 00:24:38.692 --> 00:24:39.793
  • and God's will transcendsin it all.
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  • in it all.And He's saying,
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  • And He's saying,"When you are different
  • 00:24:42.496 --> 00:24:45.599
  • "When you are differentand you continue to do good,
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  • and you continue to do good,you're gonna be a witness
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  • you're gonna be a witnessto the world,
  • 00:24:50.638 --> 00:24:51.338
  • to the world,and you're not gonna see
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  • and you're not gonna seehow every action's
  • 00:24:53.040 --> 00:24:54.308
  • how every action'scorollary plays out
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  • corollary plays outuntil the end of it all
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  • until the end of it allwhen you stand
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  • when you standat that inheritance
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  • at that inheritancethat I'm guarding for you,
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  • that I'm guarding for you,but in that day,
  • 00:24:59.313 --> 00:25:00.481
  • but in that day,I'm gonna open a box
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  • I'm gonna open a boxin that day,
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  • in that day,and I'm gonna roll it all out,
  • 00:25:03.784 --> 00:25:04.618
  • and I'm gonna roll it all out,and I'm gonna say, 'Man,
  • 00:25:04.618 --> 00:25:07.388
  • and I'm gonna say, 'Man,let Me show you
  • 00:25:07.388 --> 00:25:08.956
  • let Me show youwhat I was doing,'"
  • 00:25:08.956 --> 00:25:09.857
  • what I was doing,'"and we are gonna
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  • and we are gonnastand in amazement
  • 00:25:11.158 --> 00:25:13.427
  • stand in amazementand go, "I fear God.
  • 00:25:13.427 --> 00:25:14.995
  • and go, "I fear God.I fear God.
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  • I fear God.I fear God.
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  • I fear God.God was in control
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  • God was in controlthe whole time.
  • 00:25:20.134 --> 00:25:21.869
  • the whole time.God had a plan the whole time.
  • 00:25:21.869 --> 00:25:22.803
  • God had a plan the whole time.God never left me
  • 00:25:22.803 --> 00:25:23.737
  • God never left methe whole time.
  • 00:25:23.737 --> 00:25:25.539
  • the whole time.God was ruling the whole time.
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  • God was ruling the whole time.I fear God.
  • 00:25:26.440 --> 00:25:27.308
  • I fear God.I fear God.
  • 00:25:27.308 --> 00:25:29.009
  • I fear God.I fear God."
  • 00:25:29.009 --> 00:25:29.810
  • I fear God."I don't know what you fear,
  • 00:25:29.810 --> 00:25:31.045
  • I don't know what you fear,but I fear God,
  • 00:25:31.045 --> 00:25:32.746
  • but I fear God,because at the end of the day,
  • 00:25:32.746 --> 00:25:33.914
  • because at the end of the day,He's gonna open the box,
  • 00:25:33.914 --> 00:25:34.582
  • He's gonna open the box,and the One who's gonna
  • 00:25:34.582 --> 00:25:35.316
  • and the One who's gonnaopen the box
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  • open the boxis the One we read about
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  • is the One we read aboutright here,
  • 00:25:38.285 --> 00:25:39.386
  • right here,of whom he says,
  • 00:25:39.386 --> 00:25:40.554
  • of whom he says,just a few verses down
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  • just a few verses downfrom, "Fear God,",
  • 00:25:42.690 --> 00:25:44.825
  • from, "Fear God,","To this you were called,
  • 00:25:44.825 --> 00:25:48.562
  • "To this you were called,because Christ suffered for you,
  • 00:25:48.562 --> 00:25:50.731
  • because Christ suffered for you,leaving you an example
  • 00:25:50.731 --> 00:25:51.765
  • leaving you an examplethat you should follow
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  • that you should followin His steps.
  • 00:25:54.301 --> 00:25:56.403
  • in His steps.He committed no sin,
  • 00:25:56.403 --> 00:25:57.972
  • He committed no sin,no deceit was found
  • 00:25:57.972 --> 00:25:59.373
  • no deceit was foundin His mouth.
  • 00:25:59.373 --> 00:26:00.107
  • in His mouth.And when they hurled
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  • And when they hurledtheir insults at Him,
  • 00:26:01.942 --> 00:26:05.179
  • their insults at Him,he did not retaliate;
  • 00:26:05.179 --> 00:26:06.714
  • he did not retaliate;when He suffered,
  • 00:26:06.714 --> 00:26:08.882
  • when He suffered,He made no threats.
  • 00:26:08.882 --> 00:26:10.851
  • He made no threats.Instead," here's what it
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  • Instead," here's what itlooks like to fear God,
  • 00:26:12.853 --> 00:26:14.755
  • looks like to fear God,"He entrusted Himself
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  • "He entrusted Himselfto Him who judges justly."
  • 00:26:19.927 --> 00:26:20.694
  • to Him who judges justly."That's Jesus
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  • That's Jesusstanding before Pilate,
  • 00:26:22.896 --> 00:26:23.998
  • standing before Pilate,respecting him, by the way.
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  • respecting him, by the way.If you go back
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  • If you go backand look at all
  • 00:26:25.065 --> 00:26:26.667
  • and look at allof their narrative,
  • 00:26:26.667 --> 00:26:30.604
  • of their narrative,He respected him.
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  • He respected him.He honored the position
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  • He honored the positionthat Pilate was in,
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