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May 20, 2019
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Ravi Zacharias

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  • - BELIEVE THIS WILL BE,
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  • PROBABLY OUR
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  • SECOND-TO-LAST QUESTION,
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  • AND IT IS THIS:
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  • WILL JESUS HELP MY DEPRESSION?
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  • - THANK YOU FOR
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  • ASKING THIS QUESTION.
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  • IT'S VULNERABLE
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  • TO TYPE THOSE WORDS
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  • AND TO TRUST SOMEONE
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  • THAT YOU DON'T KNOW
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  • TO TRY TO SHARE SOMETHING
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  • IN RESPONSE TO THEM.
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  • SO, THANK YOU FOR THAT.
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  • THIS IS A QUESTION WHICH IS
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  • QUITE PERSONAL TO ME,
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  • AT THE MOMENT.
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  • A VERY GOOD FRIEND OF MINE
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  • WAS HIT WITH DEPRESSION
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  • AND ANXIETY, VERY RECENTLY.
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  • IT'S DIFFERENT FOR EVERY PERSON,
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  • BUT FOR HIM IT CAME ALL AT ONCE.
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  • IT WAS ALMOST AS IF WATER
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  • WAS BUILDING UP BEHIND A DAM,
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  • LEVEES OF A DAM,
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  • AND EVENTUALLY
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  • WHEN THAT DAM BURST,
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  • IT ALL BURST AT ONCE.
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  • AND I'VE BEEN GOING THROUGH
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  • SOME COUNSELING
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  • ALONGSIDE MY FRIEND,
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  • AS A CARE TEAM FOR HIM.
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  • AND VERY INTERESTING
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  • WHAT WE'VE BEEN
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  • LEARNING ABOUT THAT,
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  • ABOUT HOW ANXIETY
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  • CAN BUILD UP,
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  • LITTLE BY LITTLE BY LITTLE.
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  • AND, YOU KNOW,
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  • THE INTERESTING THING IS
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  • THAT WHEN THAT --
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  • WHEN THE WATER BEHIND THAT DAM
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  • IS JUST ONE POUND LESS
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  • THAN WHAT THE DAM CAN TAKE,
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  • EVERYTHING LOOKS
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  • COMPLETELY NORMAL.
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  • AND THEN, WHEN IT'S ONE POUND
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  • MORE THAN WHAT IT CAN TAKE,
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  • IT CAN BE UTTER DESTRUCTION.
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  • AND THE OTHER THING IS THAT
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  • THE STRONGER THAT DAM IS,
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  • THE GREATER THE DESTRUCTION,
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  • BECAUSE SOMETIMES,
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  • WE THINK WE'RE SO STRONG,
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  • AND MAYBE SOME OF US ARE
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  • IN CERTAIN WAYS
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  • STRONGER THAN OTHERS,
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  • AND WE CAN HOLD BACK
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  • MORE OF THAT WEIGHT
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  • BEFORE IT FINALLY BURSTS.
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  • SO, THIS IS A VERY
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  • SERIOUS QUESTION.
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  • IT'S A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE.
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  • IT'S ONE THAT MY DEAR FRIEND
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  • IS DEALING WITH, AT THE MOMENT.
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  • IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS,
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  • HE'S GIVEN HIS LIFE TO CHRIST.
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  • HE'S BECOME A CHRISTIAN.
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  • I CAN'T TELL YOU
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  • HOW MUCH JOY THAT
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  • BRINGS TO ME.
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  • PRAYERS OVER MANY, MANY YEARS
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  • AND TO SEE THE INSIGHT
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  • INTO TRUTH AND WHO GOD IS
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  • AND THE RELATIONSHIP THAT
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  • MY FRIEND IS FORMING WITH JESUS
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  • THROUGH THIS DARK TIME
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  • IS UTTERLY REMARKABLE.
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  • AND HE SAID THAT HE WAS DRIVING
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  • IN THE CAR THE OTHER DAY,
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  • AND HE'S JUST IN
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  • THE MIDDLE OF HIS DRIVE,
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  • AND IT JUST HIT HIM.
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  • HE JUST SAID, "WHAT A BETTER WAY
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  • TO LIVE LIFE."
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  • HE'S GOING THROUGH
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  • THE MOST DIFFICULT THING
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  • HE'S EVER BEEN THROUGH.
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  • HE WOULD NOT WISH IT
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  • ON ANYONE, AND YET,
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  • THE FACT THAT HIS HEART
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  • AND HIS MIND AND HIS SOUL
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  • ARE ALL FOCUSED
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  • ON THE THINGS OF GOD,
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  • HE CAN SAY, "WHAT A BETTER WAY
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  • TO LIVE LIFE."
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  • SO, MY ANSWER IS, YES,
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  • I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS GOING TO
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  • AND HAS THE POWER TO
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  • AND HAS THE LOVE TO HELP YOU
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  • WITH YOUR DEPRESSION.
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  • THAT CAN LOOK DIFFERENT
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  • IN EVERY SINGLE PERSON'S LIFE.
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  • I'D LOVE TO TALK WITH YOU
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  • MORE AFTER THIS,
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  • AND IF THERE ARE RESOURCES
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  • THAT I CAN POINT YOU TO
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  • OR PEOPLE THAT
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  • I CAN TALK TO YOU,
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  • DEPENDING ON THE LEVEL OF CARE
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  • YOU'RE ALREADY GETTING,
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  • I'D LOVE TO SPEAK
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  • TO THAT AS WELL.
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  • BUT LET ME LEAVE YOU WITH THIS.
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  • THIS IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
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  • THING THAT I THINK
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  • THAT I CAN SAY.
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  • WHEN JESUS WAS IN THE GARDEN
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  • THE NIGHT BEFORE HE DIED,
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  • AND HE KNEW WHAT THE NEXT DAY
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  • WOULD BRING,
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  • THE WORDS THAT CAME OUT
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  • OF HIS MOUTH WERE,
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  • "MY HEART IS SORROWFUL
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  • EVEN TO DEATH."
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  • I THINK THOSE
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  • ARE SOME OF THE MOST
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  • REMARKABLE WORDS
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  • IN ALL OF SCRIPTURE,
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  • THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE,
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  • THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS
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  • SAYING THAT HIS HEART
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  • IS SORROWFUL EVEN TO DEATH.
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  • AND WHATEVER IT IS
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  • THAT EACH PERSON
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  • IN THIS ROOM
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  • HAS BEEN THROUGH,
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  • WHATEVER IT IS THAT
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  • YOU HAVE SUFFERED,
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  • IF YOU'VE DEALT WITH
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  • DEEP DEPRESSION,
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  • IF YOU'VE EVEN BEEN
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  • AT THAT PLACE
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  • WHERE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT
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  • SUICIDE, RIGHT,
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  • THE EMOTIONS OF IT,
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  • GOD CAN UNDERSTAND IT.
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  • JESUS SAID,
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  • HIS HEART WAS SORROWFUL
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  • EVEN TO DEATH.
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  • AND SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY
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  • NOTHING THAT WE CAN GO THROUGH
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  • IN THIS LIFE
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  • THAT JESUS DOESN'T UNDERSTAND.
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  • YOU KNOW, IT'S AMAZING,
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  • WE SPOKE JUST SHORTLY BEFORE
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  • ABOUT THAT QUESTION OF SEXUALITY
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  • AND HOW DIFFICULT
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  • THAT CHALLENGE CAN BE,
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  • AND YET WE HAVE A GOD
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  • WHO CAME DOWN AND LIVED
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  • A CELIBATE LIFE.
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  • HE LIVED THE MOST
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  • FULLY HUMAN LIFE
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  • EVER LIVED
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  • AND HE NEVER HAD SEX.
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  • WELL, NOW WE'RE DEALING WITH
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  • THE QUESTION OF DEPRESSION.
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  • ONE OF THE DARKEST THINGS
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  • THAT SOMEBODY CAN
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  • EVER EXPERIENCE,
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  • AND WE HAVE A GOD
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  • WHO CAME DOWN AND, AGAIN,
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  • MADE SURE THAT
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  • THERE WAS NO CHALLENGE
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  • THAT WE COULD EVER HAVE
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  • TO GO THROUGH
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  • THAT HE COULDN'T UNDERSTAND
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  • IN THE MOST INTIMATE
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  • AND DEEPEST OF WAYS.
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  • SO, I'M NOT SAYING THAT
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  • THIS IS GOING TO BE EASY,
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  • BUT I AM SAYING THAT,
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  • SOMETIMES, AS WE GO THROUGH
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  • THINGS LIKE THIS,
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  • THE VERY WORST PART OF IT
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  • IS THE ISOLATION.
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  • THAT IS NOT TRUE,
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  • EVEN IF IT FEELS THAT WAY,
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  • I WANT TO REMIND YOU
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  • THAT IS NOT TRUE.
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  • YOU DO NOT
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  • GO THROUGH THIS ALONE.
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  • YOU GO THROUGH THIS
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  • WITH THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE
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  • WHO HAS BEEN THROUGH IT,
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  • WHO UNDERSTANDS EXACTLY
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  • WHAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH,
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  • AND, THEREFORE, THAT'S WHY
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  • WE CAN TRUST HIM
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  • THAT HE CAN BRING YOU
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  • THROUGH IT AS WELL.
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  • GOD BLESS.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - YES, SO, I WANT TO SAY,
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  • "THANK YOU", TO YOU
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  • WHO HAS FRAMED THIS QUESTION.
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  • OBVIOUSLY, YOU'RE WILLING
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  • TO BE VULNERABLE
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  • AND PHRASING IT AS BRIEFLY
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  • AND AS POIGNANTLY
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  • AS YOU HAVE.
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  • MY BROTHER IS A SURGEON
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  • IN CANADA.
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  • HE USED TO BE
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  • AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON,
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  • AND THEN HE MOVED ON
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  • FROM THAT TO PAIN MANAGEMENT.
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  • I THINK HE STILL MAY BE
  • 00:06:02.090 --> 00:06:03.110
  • HOLDING THE CHAIR OF
  • 00:06:03.110 --> 00:06:04.240
  • THE PAIN MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
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  • AT MCMASTER UNIVERSITY
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  • IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO.
  • 00:06:07.080 --> 00:06:09.070
  • AND I ASKED HIM WHY
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  • HE WENT INTO FROM
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  • ONE FORM INTO THE OTHER.
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  • HE SAID, "I WANT TO
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  • TELL YOU SOMETHING.
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  • WHAT I NOTICED
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  • WHEN I WAS A SURGEON,
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  • THAT THE EMOTIONAL TOLL
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  • THAT PAIN AND THE BROKEN BODY
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  • TOOK FROM PEOPLE
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  • WAS ACTUALLY GREATER
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  • THAN JUST THE PHYSICAL TOLL
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  • OF A BROKEN BONE
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  • OR TRYING TO PUT THOSE
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  • BONES BACK TOGETHER."
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  • HE SAID, "THE DEEP
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  • AND THE DEPTHS
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  • TO WHICH A PERSON
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  • IN PAIN-AND-SUFFERING
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  • CAN GO IS, SOMETIMES, SO GREAT
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  • THAT IT OUT DISTANCES
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  • WHAT THE ACTUAL ISSUE
  • 00:06:39.100 --> 00:06:40.280
  • REALLY IS BECAUSE
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  • THE CONCOMITANT FACTORS
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  • ARE SO HEAVY."
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  • AND I CONNECTED WITH THAT,
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  • HAVING GONE THROUGH
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  • TWO MAJOR BACK SURGERIES,
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  • AND THEN WHEN HE TOLD ME
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  • HE WAS, THEREFORE,
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  • NOW IN PAIN MANAGEMENT,
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  • I CHUCKLED AND I SAID, "RAMESH,
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  • ALL OF LIFE IS PAIN MANAGEMENT.
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  • YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH
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  • ALL OF YOUR LIFE KNOWING
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  • HOW TO NAVIGATE THROUGH PAIN."
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  • SO, I JUST WANT TO SAY
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  • A COUPLE OF THINGS TO YOU.
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  • NUMBER ONE,
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  • PLEASE GET THE BEST
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  • MEDICAL ADVICE
  • 00:07:06.060 --> 00:07:07.000
  • IN THIS SITUATION AS WELL.
  • 00:07:07.000 --> 00:07:09.240
  • THESE THINGS , SOMETIMES,
  • 00:07:09.240 --> 00:07:11.150
  • ARE CHEMICALLY RELATED,
  • 00:07:11.150 --> 00:07:14.020
  • THEY ARE EXPERIENTIALLY RELATED,
  • 00:07:14.020 --> 00:07:16.060
  • AND IF YOU ONLY TREAT IT
  • 00:07:16.060 --> 00:07:17.150
  • FROM A SPIRITUAL VIEWPOINT
  • 00:07:17.150 --> 00:07:19.120
  • WITHOUT GETTING AN EXPERTISE
  • 00:07:19.120 --> 00:07:20.290
  • OF A DOCTOR WHO CAN TELL YOU
  • 00:07:20.290 --> 00:07:22.250
  • WHAT IT IS THAT'S GOING ON,
  • 00:07:22.250 --> 00:07:25.080
  • YOU MAY BE RUNNING ON ONE FOOT
  • 00:07:25.080 --> 00:07:27.180
  • WHEN YOU NEED TO BE
  • 00:07:27.180 --> 00:07:28.070
  • RUNNING ON TWO.
  • 00:07:28.070 --> 00:07:29.050
  • IT MAY BE BOTH HAND
  • 00:07:29.050 --> 00:07:30.140
  • THE SPIRITUAL STRENGTH
  • 00:07:30.140 --> 00:07:31.080
  • THAT YOU NEED
  • 00:07:31.080 --> 00:07:32.150
  • AND ALSO THE MEDICAL COUNCIL
  • 00:07:32.150 --> 00:07:34.160
  • AND THE BEST KIND
  • 00:07:34.160 --> 00:07:35.040
  • OF DOCTORAL ADVICE.
  • 00:07:35.040 --> 00:07:36.100
  • AND THE OTHER THING IS,
  • 00:07:36.100 --> 00:07:38.040
  • BE FRANK WITH YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:07:38.040 --> 00:07:40.120
  • ASK THEM ABOUT YOUR BEHAVIOR.
  • 00:07:40.170 --> 00:07:43.170
  • HAVE THEY NOTICED
  • 00:07:43.170 --> 00:07:44.280
  • THAT YOU'RE REALLY
  • 00:07:44.280 --> 00:07:46.130
  • BECOMING MORE ERRATIC
  • 00:07:46.130 --> 00:07:47.210
  • OR BECOMING MORE IRRITABLE?
  • 00:07:47.210 --> 00:07:49.210
  • OR WHATEVER IT IS,
  • 00:07:49.210 --> 00:07:50.220
  • AND THEY WILL BE
  • 00:07:50.220 --> 00:07:51.160
  • YOUR BEST FRIENDS
  • 00:07:51.160 --> 00:07:52.190
  • AND WILL HAVE TO TELL YOU.
  • 00:07:52.190 --> 00:07:53.280
  • IT'S JUST LIKE SOMEBODY
  • 00:07:53.280 --> 00:07:54.140
  • WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE
  • 00:07:54.140 --> 00:07:55.050
  • TAKING THE MEDICATION
  • 00:07:55.050 --> 00:07:55.280
  • AND DOESN'T TAKE IT
  • 00:07:55.280 --> 00:07:57.040
  • AND ENDS UP WITH ALL KINDS
  • 00:07:57.040 --> 00:07:58.080
  • OF OTHER PROBLEMS,
  • 00:07:58.080 --> 00:07:59.250
  • AND NOBODY HAD
  • 00:07:59.250 --> 00:08:00.270
  • THE COURAGE TO TELL THEM,
  • 00:08:00.270 --> 00:08:02.020
  • "YOU'RE NOT TAKING THAT."
  • 00:08:02.020 --> 00:08:03.240
  • SO, PLEASE GET
  • 00:08:03.240 --> 00:08:05.020
  • THE BEST MEDICAL ADVICE AS WELL.
  • 00:08:05.020 --> 00:08:07.260
  • I'M ASSUMING
  • 00:08:07.260 --> 00:08:08.090
  • YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:08:08.090 --> 00:08:09.160
  • THE KIND OF CLINICAL DEPRESSION
  • 00:08:09.160 --> 00:08:11.070
  • AND ALL THAT GOES ALONG WITH IT.
  • 00:08:11.070 --> 00:08:12.230
  • BEFORE I CAME TO KNOW CHRIST,
  • 00:08:12.230 --> 00:08:14.160
  • I WAS VERY DOWNCAST.
  • 00:08:14.160 --> 00:08:15.260
  • I WASN'T DEPRESSED,
  • 00:08:15.260 --> 00:08:16.230
  • BUT I WAS DISHEARTENED.
  • 00:08:16.230 --> 00:08:18.080
  • I HAD NO HOPE.
  • 00:08:18.080 --> 00:08:19.220
  • I WAS FAILING IN EVERYTHING
  • 00:08:19.220 --> 00:08:21.080
  • I TRIED, AND I WASN'T
  • 00:08:21.080 --> 00:08:22.100
  • GONNA MAKE IT,
  • 00:08:22.100 --> 00:08:23.090
  • AND THAT TOOK ME
  • 00:08:23.090 --> 00:08:23.270
  • TO A BED OF SUICIDE,
  • 00:08:23.270 --> 00:08:26.030
  • AND WHEN THE BIBLE
  • 00:08:26.030 --> 00:08:26.200
  • WAS BROUGHT TO ME,
  • 00:08:26.200 --> 00:08:27.120
  • AND JESUS SAID,
  • 00:08:27.120 --> 00:08:28.020
  • "BECAUSE I LIVE,
  • 00:08:28.020 --> 00:08:28.200
  • YOU SHALL LIVE ALSO."
  • 00:08:28.200 --> 00:08:30.080
  • TO ME, IT WAS
  • 00:08:30.080 --> 00:08:30.280
  • A DIFFERENT BATTLE,
  • 00:08:30.280 --> 00:08:32.210
  • AND THAT BATTLE WAS NOT SO MUCH
  • 00:08:32.210 --> 00:08:34.050
  • PSYCHOSOMATIC,
  • 00:08:34.050 --> 00:08:35.150
  • IT WAS TRULY A CASE
  • 00:08:35.150 --> 00:08:36.250
  • OF SPIRITUAL LOSTNESS.
  • 00:08:36.250 --> 00:08:38.170
  • I DIDN'T KNOW MY CREATOR
  • 00:08:38.170 --> 00:08:40.100
  • AND I DIDN'T KNOW MY CHRIST.
  • 00:08:40.100 --> 00:08:41.110
  • FOR ME, THEREFORE,
  • 00:08:41.110 --> 00:08:42.220
  • THE SOLUTION WAS MUCH
  • 00:08:42.220 --> 00:08:43.170
  • MORE STRAIGHTFORWARD.
  • 00:08:43.170 --> 00:08:44.270
  • I NEEDED TO GET MY LIFE
  • 00:08:44.270 --> 00:08:46.060
  • BACK IN TUNE WITH GOD.
  • 00:08:46.060 --> 00:08:48.130
  • SO, TRY AND MEET SOMEBODY
  • 00:08:48.130 --> 00:08:50.250
  • IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION
  • 00:08:50.250 --> 00:08:52.160
  • WHO'LL BE CANDID
  • 00:08:52.160 --> 00:08:53.000
  • AND HONEST WITH YOU,
  • 00:08:53.000 --> 00:08:54.230
  • WHO WILL LET YOU KNOW
  • 00:08:54.230 --> 00:08:55.230
  • FROM WHENCE THIS
  • 00:08:55.230 --> 00:08:57.050
  • DEBILITATION REALLY COMES.
  • 00:08:57.050 --> 00:08:59.110
  • BUT DON'T LOSE HEART.
  • 00:08:59.110 --> 00:09:01.080
  • THE LORD WHO WAS ABLE
  • 00:09:01.080 --> 00:09:02.260
  • TO TAKE A WOMAN WITH
  • 00:09:02.260 --> 00:09:03.280
  • FIVE BROKEN MARRIAGES
  • 00:09:03.280 --> 00:09:05.040
  • AND MAKE HER
  • 00:09:05.040 --> 00:09:05.160
  • THE FIRST EVANGELIST
  • 00:09:05.160 --> 00:09:06.250
  • TO THE SAMARITANS
  • 00:09:06.250 --> 00:09:08.210
  • IS THE SAME GOD TODAY,
  • 00:09:08.210 --> 00:09:10.090
  • WHO CAN ENABLE YOU
  • 00:09:10.090 --> 00:09:11.180
  • TO MAKE THE BEST
  • 00:09:11.180 --> 00:09:12.130
  • OUT OF A SITUATION
  • 00:09:12.130 --> 00:09:13.220
  • THAT MAY NOT BE IDEAL,
  • 00:09:13.220 --> 00:09:15.150
  • BUT MAKES YOU A WITNESS
  • 00:09:15.150 --> 00:09:16.250
  • TO THOSE WHO MAY BE ENDURING
  • 00:09:16.250 --> 00:09:18.210
  • SOME OF THE SAME THINGS
  • 00:09:18.210 --> 00:09:20.140
  • YOU HAVE.
  • 00:09:20.140 --> 00:09:21.100
  • "IN LOVE'S SERVICE,
  • 00:09:21.100 --> 00:09:22.270
  • WOUNDED SOLDIERS
  • 00:09:22.270 --> 00:09:24.040
  • SERVE THE BEST,"
  • 00:09:24.040 --> 00:09:25.210
  • SO SAID, THORNTON WILDER.
  • 00:09:25.210 --> 00:09:28.000
  • AND GOD MAY HAVE
  • 00:09:28.000 --> 00:09:28.210
  • A MINISTRY FOR YOU
  • 00:09:28.210 --> 00:09:30.030
  • EVEN WHILE YOU'RE
  • 00:09:30.030 --> 00:09:30.240
  • GOING THROUGH THIS DARK NIGHT
  • 00:09:30.240 --> 00:09:33.000
  • OF PHYSICAL MALADY,
  • 00:09:33.000 --> 00:09:35.050
  • AND MAY GOD GIVE YOU STRENGTH
  • 00:09:35.050 --> 00:09:36.140
  • TO GO THROUGH THAT.
  • 00:09:36.140 --> 00:09:38.030
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:09:42.290 --> 00:09:45.290
  • - I THINK WE'RE PRETTY CLOSE
  • 00:09:45.290 --> 00:09:47.100
  • TO BEING OUT OF TIME,
  • 00:09:47.100 --> 00:09:48.090
  • SO WE MIGHT HAVE TIME
  • 00:09:48.090 --> 00:09:49.010
  • FOR JUST ONE MORE QUICK ANSWER,
  • 00:09:49.010 --> 00:09:50.130
  • AND THE QUESTION IS THIS:
  • 00:09:50.130 --> 00:09:52.240
  • WHY BE A CHRISTIAN WHEN YOU
  • 00:09:52.240 --> 00:09:54.020
  • HAVE TO GIVE UP SO MUCH IN
  • 00:09:54.020 --> 00:09:55.190
  • YOUR LIFE, LIKE, DRINKING,
  • 00:09:55.190 --> 00:09:57.080
  • DRUGS, AND SEX?
  • 00:09:58.070 --> 00:10:01.070
  • - YOU KNOW,
  • 00:10:01.070 --> 00:10:01.240
  • IT'S INTERESTING THAT STORY
  • 00:10:01.240 --> 00:10:02.120
  • I TOLD ABOUT THE YOUNG WOMAN
  • 00:10:02.120 --> 00:10:03.280
  • WHO WAS DEALING WITH
  • 00:10:03.280 --> 00:10:05.140
  • QUESTIONS OF SEXUALITY
  • 00:10:05.140 --> 00:10:07.040
  • AND CAME BACK TO GOD
  • 00:10:07.040 --> 00:10:08.200
  • AT THE END OF THAT SERVICE.
  • 00:10:08.200 --> 00:10:09.240
  • ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS
  • 00:10:09.240 --> 00:10:10.220
  • WAS THAT THE SERMON
  • 00:10:10.220 --> 00:10:13.110
  • THAT I PREACHED THAT DAY
  • 00:10:14.110 --> 00:10:17.110
  • FOCUSED HEAVILY ON
  • 00:10:17.110 --> 00:10:18.120
  • A COLLEAGUE OF OURS NAMED HASAN,
  • 00:10:19.170 --> 00:10:22.170
  • WHO'S IN A AREA OF THE WORLD
  • 00:10:22.170 --> 00:10:25.070
  • IN WHICH HE DEALS
  • 00:10:25.070 --> 00:10:26.020
  • WITH TERRORISM.
  • 00:10:26.020 --> 00:10:28.070
  • HE DEALS WITH SERIOUS
  • 00:10:28.070 --> 00:10:29.270
  • THREATS ON HIS FAMILY.
  • 00:10:29.270 --> 00:10:31.150
  • HIS CHURCH HAS BEEN
  • 00:10:31.150 --> 00:10:32.020
  • BURNED DOWN SEVERAL TIMES.
  • 00:10:32.020 --> 00:10:34.080
  • EVEN AS I SPEAK,
  • 00:10:34.080 --> 00:10:36.100
  • THE TEAM SENT HIM
  • 00:10:36.100 --> 00:10:37.150
  • A FIREPROOF TENT
  • 00:10:37.150 --> 00:10:39.120
  • TO HOLD SERVICES
  • 00:10:39.120 --> 00:10:40.090
  • RATHER THAN THE CHURCH
  • 00:10:40.090 --> 00:10:41.180
  • BECAUSE IT COULDN'T BE BURNED.
  • 00:10:41.180 --> 00:10:43.050
  • INSTEAD IT WAS TORN APART,
  • 00:10:43.050 --> 00:10:45.130
  • AND WE'RE SENDING REPAIRS THERE.
  • 00:10:46.100 --> 00:10:49.100
  • THAT WAS THE PERSON
  • 00:10:49.100 --> 00:10:51.070
  • WHO WAS MY EXAMPLE
  • 00:10:51.070 --> 00:10:52.240
  • IN THE TALK,
  • 00:10:52.240 --> 00:10:54.180
  • AND ALL OF A SUDDEN,
  • 00:10:54.180 --> 00:10:55.280
  • THIS PERSON WHO WAS DEALING WITH
  • 00:10:56.130 --> 00:10:59.130
  • THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP,
  • 00:10:59.130 --> 00:11:02.150
  • ALL OF A SUDDEN IT MADE SENSE.
  • 00:11:02.150 --> 00:11:04.290
  • YOU KNOW, IF JESUS
  • 00:11:04.290 --> 00:11:05.200
  • IS JUST LIKE A CHERRY ON TOP
  • 00:11:05.200 --> 00:11:07.140
  • FOR THE REST OF US,
  • 00:11:07.140 --> 00:11:08.020
  • YOU KNOW THE REST OF US
  • 00:11:08.020 --> 00:11:08.250
  • JUST GET TO --
  • 00:11:08.250 --> 00:11:10.010
  • WE JUST GET TO LIVE OUR LIVES
  • 00:11:10.010 --> 00:11:11.210
  • AND DO WHATEVER IT IS WE WANT.
  • 00:11:11.210 --> 00:11:13.100
  • OH, AND WE GET JESUS, TOO.
  • 00:11:13.100 --> 00:11:15.000
  • THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN,
  • 00:11:15.000 --> 00:11:15.290
  • WHEN SOMEBODY HAS TO REALLY
  • 00:11:15.290 --> 00:11:17.000
  • COUNT THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP,
  • 00:11:17.000 --> 00:11:19.040
  • IT SEEMS SO ODD.
  • 00:11:19.040 --> 00:11:20.210
  • THE REALITY IS
  • 00:11:20.210 --> 00:11:22.060
  • THAT EVERY SINGLE PERSON
  • 00:11:22.060 --> 00:11:22.290
  • HAS TO COUNT
  • 00:11:22.290 --> 00:11:24.090
  • THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP
  • 00:11:24.090 --> 00:11:26.040
  • REGARDLESS OF WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:11:26.040 --> 00:11:28.030
  • THIS IS NOT AS SERIOUS
  • 00:11:28.030 --> 00:11:29.260
  • OF WANTING, YET
  • 00:11:29.260 --> 00:11:30.170
  • FOR SOME PEOPLE,
  • 00:11:30.170 --> 00:11:31.160
  • DEPENDING ON THE ROLE
  • 00:11:31.160 --> 00:11:32.170
  • THAT DRINKING OR DRUGS
  • 00:11:32.170 --> 00:11:33.160
  • OR SEX HAS IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:11:33.160 --> 00:11:35.000
  • THIS COULD BE QUITE SERIOUS
  • 00:11:35.000 --> 00:11:35.270
  • AS WELL.
  • 00:11:35.270 --> 00:11:36.250
  • FOR ME, WHEN I BECAME
  • 00:11:36.250 --> 00:11:37.240
  • A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:11:37.240 --> 00:11:38.130
  • I WAS IN COLLEGE ALREADY.
  • 00:11:38.130 --> 00:11:39.270
  • I REMEMBER TELLING
  • 00:11:39.270 --> 00:11:41.100
  • MY BEST FRIENDS
  • 00:11:41.100 --> 00:11:42.120
  • THAT I WASN'T GOING
  • 00:11:42.120 --> 00:11:43.040
  • TO HAVE SEX NOW
  • 00:11:43.040 --> 00:11:43.260
  • UNTIL MARRIAGE.
  • 00:11:43.260 --> 00:11:44.210
  • THEY LOOKED AT ME LIKE
  • 00:11:44.210 --> 00:11:45.090
  • I HAD THREE HEADS.
  • 00:11:45.090 --> 00:11:47.010
  • I CAN REMEMBER
  • 00:11:47.010 --> 00:11:48.240
  • BEFORE JO AND I GOT MARRIED,
  • 00:11:48.240 --> 00:11:50.140
  • WE HAD A FRIEND
  • 00:11:50.140 --> 00:11:51.090
  • WHO COULDN'T MAKE IT
  • 00:11:51.090 --> 00:11:52.100
  • TO THE WEDDING.
  • 00:11:52.100 --> 00:11:53.130
  • SHE WANTED TO GIVE US A CARD
  • 00:11:53.130 --> 00:11:55.090
  • AND A GIFT BEFOREHAND,
  • 00:11:55.090 --> 00:11:56.140
  • AND SO SHE CAME,
  • 00:11:56.140 --> 00:11:58.150
  • AND SHE HANDED US THIS CARD.
  • 00:11:58.150 --> 00:11:59.200
  • SHE KNEW WE WERE CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:11:59.200 --> 00:12:00.260
  • SHE KNEW THAT WE HADN'T
  • 00:12:00.260 --> 00:12:01.260
  • HAD SEX TOGETHER,
  • 00:12:01.260 --> 00:12:03.230
  • AND SHE HANDED US THIS CARD.
  • 00:12:03.230 --> 00:12:05.040
  • WE READ HER LOVELY CARD,
  • 00:12:05.040 --> 00:12:06.060
  • AND THEN WE STARTED
  • 00:12:06.060 --> 00:12:06.210
  • LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY.
  • 00:12:06.210 --> 00:12:08.120
  • AND SHE LOOKED AT US LIKE,
  • 00:12:08.120 --> 00:12:09.060
  • "WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING
  • 00:12:09.060 --> 00:12:09.230
  • AT MY LOVELY CARD?"
  • 00:12:10.040 --> 00:12:13.040
  • AND WE TURNED IT AROUND
  • 00:12:13.040 --> 00:12:14.000
  • AND SHOWED HER
  • 00:12:14.000 --> 00:12:14.160
  • THAT AT THE VERY END
  • 00:12:14.160 --> 00:12:16.140
  • SHE MEANT TO WRITE,
  • 00:12:16.140 --> 00:12:17.050
  • "WISHING YOU
  • 00:12:17.050 --> 00:12:17.190
  • ALL THE BEST, JEN",
  • 00:12:17.190 --> 00:12:20.000
  • BUT SHE MUST HAVE BEEN
  • 00:12:20.000 --> 00:12:20.210
  • SUBCONSCIOUSLY THINKING ABOUT
  • 00:12:20.210 --> 00:12:22.040
  • HOW ODD IT WAS TO HER
  • 00:12:22.040 --> 00:12:22.270
  • THAT WE HADN'T HAD SEX
  • 00:12:22.270 --> 00:12:23.220
  • WITH EACH OTHER YET
  • 00:12:23.220 --> 00:12:24.200
  • BEFORE MARRIAGE,
  • 00:12:24.200 --> 00:12:25.100
  • AND SHE WROTE,
  • 00:12:25.100 --> 00:12:25.240
  • WITHOUT KNOWING IT,
  • 00:12:25.240 --> 00:12:26.160
  • SO, THIS CAN GENUINELY BE
  • 00:12:35.270 --> 00:12:37.030
  • A CHALLENGE FOR PEOPLE
  • 00:12:37.030 --> 00:12:37.290
  • TO UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:12:37.290 --> 00:12:39.090
  • BUT MY EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN,
  • 00:12:39.090 --> 00:12:41.140
  • AND I'LL TRY TO KEEP THIS BRIEF,
  • 00:12:41.140 --> 00:12:42.150
  • BUT MY EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN
  • 00:12:42.150 --> 00:12:43.210
  • IN THIS AREA
  • 00:12:43.210 --> 00:12:44.030
  • AND IN SO MANY OTHER AREAS,
  • 00:12:44.030 --> 00:12:45.170
  • SOMETHING WHICH SEEMED
  • 00:12:45.170 --> 00:12:46.150
  • ODD TO ME BEFOREHAND
  • 00:12:46.150 --> 00:12:48.090
  • HAS JUST BEEN NOT JUST OKAY,
  • 00:12:48.090 --> 00:12:51.070
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL,
  • 00:12:51.070 --> 00:12:52.240
  • IN THE CONTEXT OF LIFE
  • 00:12:52.240 --> 00:12:54.230
  • LIVED WITH CHRIST.
  • 00:12:54.230 --> 00:12:57.030
  • YOU KNOW, "SEX" IS A WORD.
  • 00:12:57.030 --> 00:12:59.040
  • IT'S A PHYSICAL WORD.
  • 00:12:59.040 --> 00:13:00.240
  • IT'S THE STRONGEST WORD,
  • 00:13:00.240 --> 00:13:02.100
  • STRONGEST PHYSICAL WORD,
  • 00:13:02.100 --> 00:13:03.180
  • IN OUR HUMAN LANGUAGE.
  • 00:13:03.180 --> 00:13:04.270
  • IT'S RIGHTLY CALLED
  • 00:13:04.270 --> 00:13:05.190
  • "SEXUAL INTERCOURSE"
  • 00:13:05.190 --> 00:13:06.210
  • BECAUSE SEX SAYS SOMETHING.
  • 00:13:06.210 --> 00:13:07.270
  • IT SAYS, "ALL OF ME
  • 00:13:07.270 --> 00:13:08.210
  • FOR ALL OF YOU, ALWAYS."
  • 00:13:09.030 --> 00:13:12.030
  • AND IT'S NO WONDER THEN,
  • 00:13:12.030 --> 00:13:13.070
  • THAT WHEN WE USE THAT WORD,
  • 00:13:13.070 --> 00:13:16.040
  • AND THEN DON'T FOLLOW THROUGH
  • 00:13:16.040 --> 00:13:17.070
  • AND LIVE IN A WAY THAT IS TRUE
  • 00:13:17.120 --> 00:13:20.120
  • TO THE SYMBOLIC MEANING
  • 00:13:20.120 --> 00:13:21.140
  • OF THAT WORD,
  • 00:13:21.140 --> 00:13:23.260
  • THEN PEOPLE GET HURT.
  • 00:13:23.260 --> 00:13:26.190
  • AND YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T JUST
  • 00:13:26.190 --> 00:13:27.120
  • CHANGE THE MEANING
  • 00:13:27.120 --> 00:13:28.050
  • OF A WORD LIKE THAT.
  • 00:13:28.050 --> 00:13:30.040
  • YOU CAN'T JUST SAY,
  • 00:13:30.040 --> 00:13:30.210
  • "OH, I'M GOING TO DECIDE
  • 00:13:30.210 --> 00:13:32.000
  • THAT IT MEANS THIS."
  • 00:13:32.000 --> 00:13:32.180
  • NO, THAT IS A GOD-GIVEN WORD,
  • 00:13:32.200 --> 00:13:35.200
  • AND IT MEANS SOMETHING,
  • 00:13:35.200 --> 00:13:36.250
  • AND IT'S ONLY WHEN IT'S USED
  • 00:13:36.250 --> 00:13:38.040
  • IN THE CONTEXT OF WHAT IT MEANS
  • 00:13:38.040 --> 00:13:39.180
  • THAT IT IS TRULY
  • 00:13:39.180 --> 00:13:41.130
  • WHAT IT WAS INTENDED TO BE
  • 00:13:41.130 --> 00:13:43.040
  • AND THAT IT BRINGS LIFE.
  • 00:13:43.040 --> 00:13:44.190
  • SO, HOPEFULLY, I'M SPEAKING
  • 00:13:44.190 --> 00:13:46.030
  • TO SOME COLLEGE STUDENTS
  • 00:13:46.030 --> 00:13:46.290
  • AT THE MOMENT AS WELL.
  • 00:13:46.290 --> 00:13:48.080
  • MY WIFE, JO, AND I,
  • 00:13:48.080 --> 00:13:49.180
  • WE DECIDED THAT WE WERE
  • 00:13:49.180 --> 00:13:50.180
  • GONNA SAY, "I LOVE YOU",
  • 00:13:50.180 --> 00:13:52.030
  • WHEN WE GOT ENGAGED,
  • 00:13:52.030 --> 00:13:53.140
  • AND THAT WE WERE
  • 00:13:53.140 --> 00:13:54.000
  • GONNA HAVE SEX
  • 00:13:54.000 --> 00:13:54.140
  • WHEN WE GOT MARRIED.
  • 00:13:54.140 --> 00:13:55.280
  • I'M NOT SAYING
  • 00:13:55.280 --> 00:13:56.200
  • YOU NEED TO SAY
  • 00:13:56.200 --> 00:13:57.060
  • I LOVE YOU
  • 00:13:57.060 --> 00:13:57.200
  • EXACTLY WHERE WE DID
  • 00:13:57.200 --> 00:13:58.220
  • OR THAT SORT OF THING.
  • 00:13:58.220 --> 00:13:59.170
  • BUT WE LIKED THE FACT
  • 00:13:59.170 --> 00:14:00.230
  • THAT AT EACH SIGNIFICANT POINT
  • 00:14:00.230 --> 00:14:02.060
  • IN OUR RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:14:02.060 --> 00:14:03.050
  • WHERE SOMETHING WAS
  • 00:14:03.050 --> 00:14:03.200
  • ACTUALLY DIFFERENT
  • 00:14:03.200 --> 00:14:05.130
  • IN TERMS OF THE COMMITMENT
  • 00:14:05.130 --> 00:14:06.180
  • THAT WE WERE MAKING
  • 00:14:06.180 --> 00:14:07.040
  • TO EACH OTHER,
  • 00:14:07.040 --> 00:14:08.020
  • WE HAD A WORD THAT SPOKE
  • 00:14:08.020 --> 00:14:10.050
  • TRULY TO THE COMMITMENT
  • 00:14:10.050 --> 00:14:12.040
  • THAT WE WERE MAKING,
  • 00:14:12.040 --> 00:14:14.010
  • AT ENGAGEMENT,
  • 00:14:14.010 --> 00:14:15.060
  • AND THEN, AGAIN,
  • 00:14:15.060 --> 00:14:16.080
  • AT MARRIAGE.
  • 00:14:16.080 --> 00:14:16.290
  • WE LIVE IN A CULTURE
  • 00:14:16.290 --> 00:14:18.070
  • WHERE WORDS ARE NOT
  • 00:14:18.070 --> 00:14:18.260
  • TAKEN SERIOUSLY,
  • 00:14:18.260 --> 00:14:19.280
  • WHERE WORDS ARE
  • 00:14:19.280 --> 00:14:20.210
  • THROWN AROUND,
  • 00:14:20.210 --> 00:14:21.290
  • AND I THINK A LOT OF THE PAIN
  • 00:14:21.290 --> 00:14:23.200
  • THAT WE EXPERIENCE
  • 00:14:23.200 --> 00:14:26.080
  • IN OUR CULTURE
  • 00:14:26.080 --> 00:14:27.090
  • IS FOR JUST THAT REASON.
  • 00:14:27.090 --> 00:14:28.220
  • SO, SEX IS A WORD,
  • 00:14:28.220 --> 00:14:30.120
  • AND TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.
  • 00:14:30.120 --> 00:14:32.050
  • USE IT IN A WAY
  • 00:14:32.050 --> 00:14:33.170
  • THAT IS ACTUALLY TRUE
  • 00:14:33.170 --> 00:14:35.080
  • TO WHAT THE WORD MEANS,
  • 00:14:35.080 --> 00:14:37.000
  • AND I THINK YOU'LL FIND
  • 00:14:37.000 --> 00:14:38.040
  • AN AMAZING FRUITFULNESS TO THAT.
  • 00:14:38.040 --> 00:14:39.280
  • YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE SAYS,
  • 00:14:39.280 --> 00:14:40.180
  • "DO NOT GET DRUNK ON WINE
  • 00:14:40.180 --> 00:14:41.250
  • IN WHICH IS DEBAUCHERY.
  • 00:14:41.250 --> 00:14:42.280
  • INSTEAD BE FILLED
  • 00:14:42.280 --> 00:14:44.050
  • WITH THE SPIRIT."
  • 00:14:44.050 --> 00:14:45.230
  • GOD NEVER SAYS "NO" TO SOMETHING
  • 00:14:45.230 --> 00:14:48.190
  • UNLESS HE'S SAYING "YES"
  • 00:14:48.190 --> 00:14:50.280
  • TO SOMETHING GREATER,
  • 00:14:50.280 --> 00:14:53.150
  • AND SO WE PUT DOWN
  • 00:14:53.150 --> 00:14:54.280
  • CERTAIN THINGS WHEN
  • 00:14:54.280 --> 00:14:56.060
  • WE SAY "YES" TO JESUS,
  • 00:14:56.060 --> 00:14:57.150
  • AND THAT MAKES THAT
  • 00:14:57.150 --> 00:14:58.070
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM
  • 00:14:58.070 --> 00:14:59.060
  • SO SIGNIFICANT AND MEANINGFUL.
  • 00:14:59.060 --> 00:15:01.140
  • BUT THEN WHAT DOES
  • 00:15:01.140 --> 00:15:01.290
  • HE SAY "YES" TO?
  • 00:15:01.290 --> 00:15:03.090
  • THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT,
  • 00:15:03.090 --> 00:15:04.270
  • THE FULLNESS OF LIFE:
  • 00:15:04.270 --> 00:15:06.050
  • LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE,
  • 00:15:06.050 --> 00:15:08.020
  • KINDNESS, GENEROSITY,
  • 00:15:08.020 --> 00:15:09.130
  • FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS,
  • 00:15:09.130 --> 00:15:10.200
  • SELF-CONTROL.
  • 00:15:10.200 --> 00:15:11.240
  • ARE THOSE THINGS WILLING --
  • 00:15:11.240 --> 00:15:13.280
  • ARE THOSE THINGS WORTH
  • 00:15:13.280 --> 00:15:14.250
  • PUTTING DOWN IN ORDER
  • 00:15:14.250 --> 00:15:15.270
  • TO HAVE THOSE THINGS
  • 00:15:15.270 --> 00:15:17.010
  • OVERFLOWING IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:15:17.010 --> 00:15:18.230
  • ABSOLUTELY, AND I HOPE
  • 00:15:18.230 --> 00:15:19.240
  • WHOEVER HAS ASKED THIS QUESTION
  • 00:15:19.240 --> 00:15:21.280
  • FINDS THAT AS WELL.
  • 00:15:21.280 --> 00:15:23.270
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:15:23.270 --> 00:15:25.250
  • - CLOSING --
  • 00:15:25.250 --> 00:15:26.150
  • THE CLOSING STATEMENT.
  • 00:15:26.150 --> 00:15:28.220
  • THANKS, FRIENDS.
  • 00:15:28.220 --> 00:15:29.090
  • I THINK WE'LL MAKE
  • 00:15:29.090 --> 00:15:29.260
  • A CLOSING STATEMENT.
  • 00:15:29.260 --> 00:15:31.010
  • I COULDN'T HELP, BUT CHUCKLE
  • 00:15:31.010 --> 00:15:32.210
  • ON THE INSIDE THINKING OF
  • 00:15:32.210 --> 00:15:34.090
  • THE STORY OF THIS MAN
  • 00:15:34.090 --> 00:15:36.000
  • WHO WAS SENDING A BRIEF MESSAGE
  • 00:15:36.000 --> 00:15:37.160
  • TO A COUPLE GETTING MARRIED
  • 00:15:37.160 --> 00:15:39.170
  • AND HE DICTATED IT
  • 00:15:39.170 --> 00:15:40.180
  • TO HIS ASSISTANT AND SAID,
  • 00:15:40.180 --> 00:15:41.280
  • "SEND IT ON AND WE'LL SEND
  • 00:15:41.280 --> 00:15:42.290
  • THE GIFT LATER."
  • 00:15:42.290 --> 00:15:44.110
  • AND HE SAID,
  • 00:15:44.110 --> 00:15:45.010
  • "THINKING OF YOU ON THIS DAY.
  • 00:15:45.020 --> 00:15:48.020
  • 1 JOHN 4:18."
  • 00:15:48.020 --> 00:15:50.110
  • 1 JOHN 4:18 SAYS,
  • 00:15:50.110 --> 00:15:52.010
  • "PERFECT LOVE CASTETH OUT FEAR."
  • 00:15:52.010 --> 00:15:54.250
  • BUT THE ASSISTANT
  • 00:15:54.250 --> 00:15:56.000
  • WHO WAS SENDING IT
  • 00:15:56.000 --> 00:15:56.180
  • FORGOT TO PUT THE 1 JOHN,
  • 00:15:56.180 --> 00:15:58.110
  • JUST PUT JOHN 4:18,
  • 00:15:58.110 --> 00:16:00.120
  • AND JOHN 4:18 SAID,
  • 00:16:00.120 --> 00:16:02.190
  • "YOU HAD FIVE HUSBANDS,
  • 00:16:02.190 --> 00:16:03.230
  • AND THE MAN YOU'RE LIVING WITH
  • 00:16:03.230 --> 00:16:04.150
  • IS NOT YOUR HUSBAND."
  • 00:16:04.150 --> 00:16:05.190
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:16:08.260 --> 00:16:11.260
  • SO, YOU GET JUST ONE ITEM WRONG,
  • 00:16:11.260 --> 00:16:14.260
  • AND YOU'RE IN TROUBLE.
  • 00:16:15.140 --> 00:16:18.140
  • CAN I GIVE YOU JUST
  • 00:16:18.140 --> 00:16:19.040
  • TWO QUICK ILLUSTRATIONS
  • 00:16:19.040 --> 00:16:20.070
  • AS MY CLOSING STATEMENT?
  • 00:16:20.070 --> 00:16:22.200
  • SOME YEARS AGO I USED TO DO
  • 00:16:22.200 --> 00:16:23.270
  • A LOT OF DEVOTIONAL TIME WITH --
  • 00:16:24.020 --> 00:16:27.020
  • NOT A LOT, BUT A FAIR BIT --
  • 00:16:27.020 --> 00:16:28.140
  • WITH BALL PLAYERS
  • 00:16:28.140 --> 00:16:29.150
  • ESPECIALLY THE ATLANTA BRAVES
  • 00:16:29.150 --> 00:16:31.030
  • BECAUSE THAT'S MY HOME.
  • 00:16:31.030 --> 00:16:33.060
  • AND YOU DO THE DEVOTIONS
  • 00:16:33.060 --> 00:16:35.070
  • FOR ABOUT 12 MINUTES
  • 00:16:35.070 --> 00:16:36.010
  • WITH THE OPPOSING TEAM
  • 00:16:36.010 --> 00:16:37.000
  • AND THEN THE HOME TEAM.
  • 00:16:37.000 --> 00:16:39.030
  • I USED TO BE THE ONLY ONE
  • 00:16:39.030 --> 00:16:39.290
  • WHO FAILED A PHYSICAL
  • 00:16:39.290 --> 00:16:40.280
  • WHEN I WALKED IN.
  • 00:16:40.280 --> 00:16:42.110
  • I JUST LOOK AT MYSELF
  • 00:16:42.110 --> 00:16:43.010
  • AND LOOK AT THEM AND SAY,
  • 00:16:43.010 --> 00:16:43.230
  • "WHAT AM I DOING HERE?"
  • 00:16:43.230 --> 00:16:45.100
  • SO, I GENERALLY TALKED TO THEM
  • 00:16:45.100 --> 00:16:46.120
  • ABOUT THINGS LIKE HOW
  • 00:16:46.120 --> 00:16:46.280
  • TO LIVE YOUR LIFE ON THE ROAD
  • 00:16:46.280 --> 00:16:48.140
  • OR SOMETHING,
  • 00:16:48.140 --> 00:16:49.050
  • WHICH WOULD BE A LITTLE MORE
  • 00:16:49.050 --> 00:16:50.060
  • RELEVANT FOR ME TO SPEAK ON
  • 00:16:50.060 --> 00:16:51.220
  • RATHER THAN HOW TO KNOCK
  • 00:16:51.220 --> 00:16:52.290
  • A BALL OUT OF THE PARK.
  • 00:16:52.290 --> 00:16:55.170
  • AT THE END OF ONE
  • 00:16:55.170 --> 00:16:56.070
  • OF THOSE TALKS,
  • 00:16:56.070 --> 00:16:57.070
  • ONE OF THE HIGHEST PAID PLAYERS
  • 00:16:57.070 --> 00:16:58.280
  • FOR ONE OF THE TEAMS
  • 00:16:58.280 --> 00:16:59.200
  • THAT WAS VISITING,
  • 00:16:59.200 --> 00:17:01.030
  • CAME TO ME, AND HE SAID,
  • 00:17:01.030 --> 00:17:02.090
  • "CAN I TALK TO YOU PRIVATELY?"
  • 00:17:02.090 --> 00:17:03.160
  • AND HE TOOK ME ASIDE.
  • 00:17:03.160 --> 00:17:05.070
  • SMART LOOKING GUY,
  • 00:17:05.070 --> 00:17:07.080
  • OBVIOUSLY BIG MONEY,
  • 00:17:07.080 --> 00:17:09.210
  • IN THE BIG LEAGUES,
  • 00:17:09.210 --> 00:17:11.100
  • AND HE CAUGHT ME BY
  • 00:17:11.100 --> 00:17:11.290
  • THE BACK OF THE NECK
  • 00:17:11.290 --> 00:17:13.000
  • LIKE THIS AND HE SAID,
  • 00:17:13.000 --> 00:17:14.080
  • "I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING.
  • 00:17:14.080 --> 00:17:15.120
  • YOU SPOKE TODAY ON
  • 00:17:15.120 --> 00:17:16.000
  • THE PROBLEM OF PLEASURE."
  • 00:17:16.000 --> 00:17:18.090
  • HE SAID, "THAT HAS BEEN
  • 00:17:18.090 --> 00:17:20.110
  • MY PROBLEM.
  • 00:17:20.110 --> 00:17:21.230
  • I HAVE MORE MONEY
  • 00:17:21.230 --> 00:17:22.260
  • THAN I EVER HAD BEFORE,
  • 00:17:22.260 --> 00:17:25.150
  • BUT I ALSO HAVE LOST EVERYTHING
  • 00:17:25.150 --> 00:17:27.290
  • OF REAL VALUE IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:17:28.140 --> 00:17:31.140
  • I'VE SQUANDERED WHAT I HAD
  • 00:17:31.280 --> 00:17:34.280
  • FOR CHEAP THRILLS,
  • 00:17:34.280 --> 00:17:36.270
  • AND NOW WHAT I'VE LOST,
  • 00:17:36.270 --> 00:17:38.000
  • I DON'T KNOW IF
  • 00:17:38.000 --> 00:17:38.160
  • I EVER CAN GET BACK."
  • 00:17:38.160 --> 00:17:40.200
  • JUST AS WE WERE COMING HERE,
  • 00:17:40.200 --> 00:17:41.230
  • VINCE AND I,
  • 00:17:41.230 --> 00:17:42.200
  • WE WERE ON THE PHONE,
  • 00:17:42.200 --> 00:17:43.210
  • I WAS TALKING TO MY OTHER
  • 00:17:43.210 --> 00:17:44.260
  • TRAVELING ASSOCIATE
  • 00:17:44.260 --> 00:17:46.020
  • SANGE [INDISCERNIBLE]
  • 00:17:46.020 --> 00:17:46.260
  • WHO'S IN OTTAWA.
  • 00:17:46.260 --> 00:17:48.090
  • HE'S IN OTTAWA, NOT HERE,
  • 00:17:48.090 --> 00:17:49.170
  • BECAUSE HIS MOTHER WAS
  • 00:17:49.170 --> 00:17:51.000
  • IN VERY CRITICAL CONDITION,
  • 00:17:51.000 --> 00:17:52.190
  • AND WE WERE ON
  • 00:17:52.190 --> 00:17:53.150
  • THE PHONE TOGETHER.
  • 00:17:53.150 --> 00:17:55.160
  • HE JOINED THE TEAM
  • 00:17:55.160 --> 00:17:56.050
  • A FEW YEARS AGO.
  • 00:17:56.050 --> 00:17:56.290
  • HE'S A HANDSOME GUY.
  • 00:17:56.290 --> 00:17:58.260
  • I DON'T LIKE TO SAY THAT
  • 00:17:58.260 --> 00:17:59.220
  • IN FRONT OF HIM,
  • 00:17:59.220 --> 00:18:00.140
  • BUT HE'S A HANDSOME GUY.
  • 00:18:00.140 --> 00:18:03.040
  • HE MESSED HIS LIFE UP
  • 00:18:03.040 --> 00:18:04.070
  • SO BADLY, SO BADLY,
  • 00:18:04.070 --> 00:18:07.060
  • WITH THESE VERY THREE THINGS
  • 00:18:07.060 --> 00:18:08.180
  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUT HERE.
  • 00:18:08.180 --> 00:18:10.090
  • THESE VERY THREE THINGS
  • 00:18:10.090 --> 00:18:11.290
  • OF LIQUOR, DRUGS,
  • 00:18:11.290 --> 00:18:13.270
  • AND A WILD SEX LIFE --
  • 00:18:13.270 --> 00:18:15.260
  • SEXUALLY INDULGENT LIFE
  • 00:18:15.260 --> 00:18:17.270
  • UNTIL HE NEARLY LOST
  • 00:18:17.270 --> 00:18:18.270
  • HIS FAMILY, HIS WIFE,
  • 00:18:18.270 --> 00:18:20.060
  • HIS CHILDREN.
  • 00:18:20.060 --> 00:18:21.140
  • HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO TAKE
  • 00:18:21.140 --> 00:18:22.200
  • HIS LIFE WHEN HE STOPPED
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:23.260
  • IN AT A CHURCH,
  • 00:18:23.260 --> 00:18:25.100
  • THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN PASTOR
  • 00:18:25.100 --> 00:18:26.190
  • THAT HE HAD SEEN BEFORE,
  • 00:18:26.190 --> 00:18:28.000
  • AND HE GOT ON HIS KNEES
  • 00:18:28.000 --> 00:18:29.000
  • AND GRABBED HIS FEET AND SAID,
  • 00:18:29.000 --> 00:18:30.280
  • "I'M NOT GOING TO LEAVE HERE
  • 00:18:30.280 --> 00:18:32.090
  • UNTIL YOU GIVE ME SOME ANSWERS.
  • 00:18:32.090 --> 00:18:33.250
  • MY LIFE HAS FALLEN APART."
  • 00:18:33.250 --> 00:18:35.250
  • SANGE GAVE HIS LIFE
  • 00:18:35.250 --> 00:18:37.010
  • TO THE LORD FROM
  • 00:18:37.010 --> 00:18:38.130
  • AN INDULGENT LIFE
  • 00:18:38.130 --> 00:18:40.030
  • INVOLVING ALL OF THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:18:40.030 --> 00:18:42.100
  • TODAY HE SAYS
  • 00:18:42.100 --> 00:18:43.180
  • HE HAS MORE PEACE
  • 00:18:43.180 --> 00:18:44.230
  • IN HIS HEART AND NEVER MISSES
  • 00:18:44.230 --> 00:18:46.270
  • THAT FOR A MOMENT.
  • 00:18:46.270 --> 00:18:48.100
  • HE REMARRIED HIS WIFE,
  • 00:18:48.100 --> 00:18:50.040
  • LED HIS CHILDREN TO THE LORD,
  • 00:18:50.040 --> 00:18:52.040
  • HIS MOTHER TO THE LORD,
  • 00:18:52.040 --> 00:18:53.140
  • WHOM HE IS WITH RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:18:53.140 --> 00:18:55.040
  • I ACTUALLY HAD THE PRIVILEGE
  • 00:18:55.040 --> 00:18:56.100
  • OF PRAYING WITH HER
  • 00:18:56.100 --> 00:18:57.080
  • WHEN SHE WAS 70,
  • 00:18:57.080 --> 00:18:58.120
  • GIVING HER LIFE TO THE LORD.
  • 00:18:58.120 --> 00:19:00.060
  • HE COMES FROM
  • 00:19:00.060 --> 00:19:00.200
  • A HINDU BACKGROUND.
  • 00:19:00.200 --> 00:19:02.010
  • SO MANY AROUND HIM
  • 00:19:02.010 --> 00:19:04.020
  • HAVE COME TO KNOW THE LORD
  • 00:19:04.020 --> 00:19:04.260
  • INCLUDING HIS FORMER COLLEAGUES
  • 00:19:04.260 --> 00:19:06.200
  • BECAUSE OF THE CHANGE OF LIFE.
  • 00:19:06.200 --> 00:19:08.160
  • YOU'RE NOT GIVING UP ANYTHING
  • 00:19:08.210 --> 00:19:11.210
  • THAT'S GOOD FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:11.210 --> 00:19:14.040
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:19:15.240 --> 00:19:18.240
  • YOU ARE ONLY GIVING UP
  • 00:19:18.240 --> 00:19:20.130
  • THAT WHICH IS WRONG FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:21.240 --> 00:19:24.240
  • I HAD A FRIEND WHO BORROWED
  • 00:19:24.240 --> 00:19:26.080
  • A DIESEL DRIVEN CAR,
  • 00:19:26.080 --> 00:19:28.270
  • SPENT A WEEK --
  • 00:19:28.270 --> 00:19:30.130
  • A DAY -- WITH IT DRIVING.
  • 00:19:30.130 --> 00:19:31.190
  • WE WERE SPEAKING TOGETHER,
  • 00:19:31.190 --> 00:19:33.110
  • AND INADVERTENTLY HE WENT
  • 00:19:33.110 --> 00:19:34.250
  • AND PUT GASOLINE INTO THAT,
  • 00:19:34.250 --> 00:19:37.210
  • AND THAT WAS THE END OF THAT.
  • 00:19:37.210 --> 00:19:40.040
  • A VERY FAMOUS SPEAKER
  • 00:19:40.040 --> 00:19:41.050
  • FROM IN THIS COUNTRY.
  • 00:19:41.050 --> 00:19:42.090
  • I WON'T NAME HIM
  • 00:19:42.090 --> 00:19:43.000
  • AND EMBARRASS THE POOR GUY.
  • 00:19:43.000 --> 00:19:44.220
  • I COULD'VE DONE IT
  • 00:19:44.220 --> 00:19:45.100
  • JUST AS WELL.
  • 00:19:45.100 --> 00:19:46.020
  • IT WAS THE DAYS
  • 00:19:46.020 --> 00:19:46.180
  • WHERE THE NOZZLES
  • 00:19:46.180 --> 00:19:47.090
  • WERE NOT IDENTICAL.
  • 00:19:47.090 --> 00:19:49.000
  • I JUST SAY TO YOU,
  • 00:19:49.000 --> 00:19:50.160
  • YOU PUT THE WRONG THING
  • 00:19:50.160 --> 00:19:51.080
  • INTO YOUR SYSTEM,
  • 00:19:51.080 --> 00:19:53.200
  • YOU WILL STOP RUNNING.
  • 00:19:53.200 --> 00:19:56.060
  • YOU'VE GOT TO FIRST ESTABLISH
  • 00:19:56.060 --> 00:19:57.090
  • YOUR PURPOSE.
  • 00:19:57.090 --> 00:19:58.200
  • WHY HE HAS MADE YOU,
  • 00:19:58.200 --> 00:20:00.090
  • THEN YOU'LL FIND OUT,
  • 00:20:00.090 --> 00:20:01.240
  • HE ONLY GIVES YOU THAT
  • 00:20:01.240 --> 00:20:03.000
  • WHICH IS GOOD FOR YOU
  • 00:20:03.000 --> 00:20:04.240
  • AND KEEPS FROM YOU
  • 00:20:04.240 --> 00:20:05.280
  • THAT WHICH IS EVIL FOR YOU.
  • 00:20:05.280 --> 00:20:08.120
  • IF MY SEVEN-YEAR-OLD GRANDSON
  • 00:20:08.120 --> 00:20:10.070
  • WANTS TO PLAY WITH
  • 00:20:10.070 --> 00:20:11.010
  • A BUTCHER KNIFE,
  • 00:20:11.010 --> 00:20:11.230
  • AND I TAKE IT FROM HIM,
  • 00:20:11.230 --> 00:20:12.260
  • HE IS GOING TO SAY,
  • 00:20:12.260 --> 00:20:14.020
  • "WHY DO I HAVE TO HAVE A PAPA
  • 00:20:14.020 --> 00:20:15.140
  • WHO TAKES THE BUTCHER KNIFE
  • 00:20:15.140 --> 00:20:16.130
  • AWAY FROM ME?"
  • 00:20:16.130 --> 00:20:19.110
  • YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT.
  • 00:20:19.110 --> 00:20:21.100
  • GOD LOVES YOU
  • 00:20:21.100 --> 00:20:21.290
  • MORE THAN YOU REALIZE.
  • 00:20:22.260 --> 00:20:25.260
  • HE IS ON YOUR SIDE.
  • 00:20:25.260 --> 00:20:28.130
  • "TO WHOM SHALL WE GO?"
  • 00:20:28.130 --> 00:20:29.150
  • SAID THE DISCIPLE.
  • 00:20:29.150 --> 00:20:31.010
  • "FOR YOU ALONE HAVE THE WORDS
  • 00:20:31.010 --> 00:20:32.030
  • FOR ETERNAL LIFE."
  • 00:20:32.030 --> 00:20:33.110
  • IF YOU DON'T KNOW CHRIST,
  • 00:20:33.110 --> 00:20:34.180
  • MAY I SUGGEST YOU
  • 00:20:34.180 --> 00:20:35.110
  • TAKE THE GOSPEL OF JOHN,
  • 00:20:35.110 --> 00:20:37.080
  • READ IT THROUGH
  • 00:20:37.080 --> 00:20:38.110
  • THREE TIMES COMPLETELY,
  • 00:20:38.110 --> 00:20:40.050
  • AND ASK HIM TO SPEAK TO YOU
  • 00:20:40.050 --> 00:20:42.240
  • AND SPEAK TO YOUR HEART.
  • 00:20:42.240 --> 00:20:44.180
  • YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE
  • 00:20:44.180 --> 00:20:45.100
  • WITH THAT JESUS
  • 00:20:45.100 --> 00:20:46.250
  • AND SEE WHO HE REALLY IS.
  • 00:20:46.250 --> 00:20:49.070
  • "I HAVE COME THAT
  • 00:20:49.070 --> 00:20:49.280
  • YOU MIGHT HAVE LIFE
  • 00:20:49.280 --> 00:20:51.120
  • AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY."
  • 00:20:51.120 --> 00:20:53.270
  • YOU'RE THINKING OF THE OPTION
  • 00:20:53.270 --> 00:20:55.170
  • TO MAKE IT MORE
  • 00:20:55.170 --> 00:20:56.060
  • "IMPOVERISHEDLY"
  • 00:20:56.060 --> 00:20:57.240
  • IF THERE IS SUCH A WORD.
  • 00:20:57.240 --> 00:20:59.290
  • THAT'S NOT WHAT
  • 00:20:59.290 --> 00:21:00.150
  • HE HAS IN MIND FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:00.150 --> 00:21:01.230
  • HE WANTS YOU TO LIVE
  • 00:21:01.230 --> 00:21:02.170
  • WITH THE WEALTH
  • 00:21:02.170 --> 00:21:03.230
  • OF THE PROMISES
  • 00:21:03.230 --> 00:21:04.290
  • THAT HE HAS FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:04.290 --> 00:21:06.220
  • "TURN AWAY FROM THESE VANITIES
  • 00:21:06.220 --> 00:21:08.230
  • UNTO THE LIVING GOD."
  • 00:21:08.230 --> 00:21:10.150
  • GOD'S LIKE THE LIGHT,
  • 00:21:10.150 --> 00:21:11.250
  • BLESSING IS LIKE THE SHADOW,
  • 00:21:11.250 --> 00:21:13.120
  • PROSPERITY IS LIKE THE SHADOW.
  • 00:21:13.120 --> 00:21:15.030
  • YOU WALK TOWARDS THE LIGHT,
  • 00:21:15.030 --> 00:21:16.020
  • THE SHADOW FOLLOWS YOU.
  • 00:21:16.020 --> 00:21:17.140
  • YOU TURN YOUR BACK UPON
  • 00:21:17.140 --> 00:21:18.040
  • THE LIGHT AND CHASE THE SHADOW,
  • 00:21:18.040 --> 00:21:19.130
  • YOU WILL NEVER CATCH UP TO IT.
  • 00:21:20.130 --> 00:21:23.130
  • LOOK TOWARDS HIM AND FOLLOW HIM,
  • 00:21:23.130 --> 00:21:26.000
  • AND THE SHADOW OF
  • 00:21:26.000 --> 00:21:26.200
  • THE BLESSING OF GOD
  • 00:21:26.200 --> 00:21:27.130
  • WILL FOLLOW YOU.
  • 00:21:27.130 --> 00:21:28.150
  • THAT'S MY CLOSING STATEMENT.
  • 00:21:28.150 --> 00:21:30.030
  • I WANT VINCE TO
  • 00:21:30.030 --> 00:21:30.250
  • HAVE A FEW WORDS.
  • 00:21:30.250 --> 00:21:31.200
  • GOD BLESS YOU,
  • 00:21:31.200 --> 00:21:32.080
  • AND THANK YOU SO MUCH.
  • 00:21:32.080 --> 00:21:33.200
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:21:38.290 --> 00:21:41.290
  • - WELL, ONE OF THE KEY THEMES
  • 00:21:41.290 --> 00:21:42.270
  • TONIGHT HAS BEEN FORGIVENESS,
  • 00:21:42.270 --> 00:21:45.200
  • AND I RECENTLY HAD
  • 00:21:45.200 --> 00:21:48.080
  • THE INCREDIBLE PRIVILEGE
  • 00:21:48.080 --> 00:21:49.110
  • OF BEING PRESENT
  • 00:21:49.110 --> 00:21:50.050
  • WHEN TWO FRIENDS OF MINE,
  • 00:21:50.050 --> 00:21:51.160
  • A MARRIED COUPLE,
  • 00:21:51.160 --> 00:21:53.150
  • THEY REALIZED THAT ONE PERSON
  • 00:21:53.150 --> 00:21:55.290
  • HAD WRONGED THE OTHER
  • 00:21:55.290 --> 00:21:57.090
  • MANY YEARS AGO,
  • 00:21:57.090 --> 00:21:59.090
  • AND IT HAD NEVER BEEN RESOLVED,
  • 00:21:59.090 --> 00:22:02.000
  • AND THEY HAD NEVER
  • 00:22:02.000 --> 00:22:02.160
  • GOTTEN PAST IT.
  • 00:22:02.160 --> 00:22:04.090
  • AND USUALLY THIS IS SOMETHING
  • 00:22:04.090 --> 00:22:07.050
  • THAT HAPPENS IN PRIVATE.
  • 00:22:07.050 --> 00:22:08.050
  • YOU DON'T OFTEN
  • 00:22:08.050 --> 00:22:08.220
  • GET A VIEW INTO IT,
  • 00:22:08.220 --> 00:22:10.030
  • BUT I WAS ABLE TO SIT THERE
  • 00:22:10.030 --> 00:22:11.220
  • ACROSS THE TABLE,
  • 00:22:11.220 --> 00:22:12.250
  • AND I WATCHED MY FRIEND
  • 00:22:13.200 --> 00:22:16.200
  • FULLY CONFESS
  • 00:22:16.200 --> 00:22:18.180
  • WHAT HE HAD DONE.
  • 00:22:19.130 --> 00:22:22.130
  • AND THEN THERE WAS THAT PAUSE
  • 00:22:22.130 --> 00:22:25.090
  • BETWEEN A CONFESSION
  • 00:22:25.090 --> 00:22:26.090
  • AND THE FORGIVENESS,
  • 00:22:26.090 --> 00:22:28.100
  • AND THEN THERE
  • 00:22:28.100 --> 00:22:30.020
  • WAS THIS NERVOUSNESS
  • 00:22:30.020 --> 00:22:31.010
  • ON BOTH OF THEIR FACES.
  • 00:22:31.010 --> 00:22:32.080
  • AND THEN I WATCHED
  • 00:22:32.080 --> 00:22:33.250
  • HIS WIFE SAY, "YES,
  • 00:22:33.250 --> 00:22:35.160
  • I FORGIVE YOU."
  • 00:22:35.160 --> 00:22:36.230
  • HE SAID, "WILL YOU FORGIVE ME?"
  • 00:22:36.230 --> 00:22:38.010
  • AND SHE SAID, "YES,
  • 00:22:38.010 --> 00:22:38.280
  • I WILL FORGIVE YOU."
  • 00:22:38.280 --> 00:22:39.230
  • AND YOU DON'T USUALLY GET
  • 00:22:39.230 --> 00:22:41.030
  • TO SEE OTHER PEOPLE DO THAT.
  • 00:22:41.030 --> 00:22:44.020
  • AND YOU COULD PHYSICALLY SEE
  • 00:22:44.240 --> 00:22:47.240
  • THE ANXIETY, THE WEIGHT,
  • 00:22:47.240 --> 00:22:50.020
  • THE BURDEN JUST
  • 00:22:50.020 --> 00:22:51.160
  • FALL OFF OF THEM.
  • 00:22:51.160 --> 00:22:52.190
  • IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST
  • 00:22:52.190 --> 00:22:53.130
  • BEAUTIFUL THINGS
  • 00:22:53.130 --> 00:22:54.290
  • THAT I'VE EVER SEEN,
  • 00:22:54.290 --> 00:22:57.030
  • AND I THINK WE'RE LIVING
  • 00:22:57.030 --> 00:22:58.020
  • IN A TIME WHERE WE NEED
  • 00:22:58.020 --> 00:23:00.070
  • TO RECAPTURE THE WONDER
  • 00:23:00.190 --> 00:23:03.190
  • OF FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:23:03.190 --> 00:23:05.120
  • I THINK WE'RE LIVING
  • 00:23:05.120 --> 00:23:06.040
  • IN A CULTURE WHERE
  • 00:23:06.040 --> 00:23:06.190
  • WE'VE LOST ANY COMMITMENT
  • 00:23:06.190 --> 00:23:09.130
  • TO FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:23:09.130 --> 00:23:11.040
  • SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING WRONG,
  • 00:23:11.040 --> 00:23:12.110
  • THERE'S NO MODEL
  • 00:23:12.110 --> 00:23:13.080
  • FOR WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE
  • 00:23:13.080 --> 00:23:14.090
  • TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS
  • 00:23:14.090 --> 00:23:15.260
  • OR TO RECEIVE FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:23:15.260 --> 00:23:17.210
  • AND SO IF YOU'VE DONE
  • 00:23:17.210 --> 00:23:18.130
  • SOMETHING WRONG
  • 00:23:18.130 --> 00:23:19.050
  • AND THERE'S NO WAY
  • 00:23:19.050 --> 00:23:19.220
  • TO BE FORGIVEN FOR IT,
  • 00:23:19.220 --> 00:23:21.010
  • WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO?
  • 00:23:21.010 --> 00:23:23.240
  • EITHER YOU LIE ABOUT IT
  • 00:23:23.240 --> 00:23:26.240
  • OR YOU JUST GIVE UP.
  • 00:23:27.030 --> 00:23:30.030
  • ISN'T INTERESTING THAT
  • 00:23:30.030 --> 00:23:31.160
  • LYING AND FAKE NEWS
  • 00:23:31.160 --> 00:23:33.290
  • AND SUICIDE
  • 00:23:33.290 --> 00:23:34.240
  • ARE THE TWO THINGS
  • 00:23:34.240 --> 00:23:35.120
  • IN OUR CULTURE
  • 00:23:35.120 --> 00:23:36.000
  • WHICH ARE DRASTICALLY,
  • 00:23:36.000 --> 00:23:36.270
  • DRASTICALLY RISING?
  • 00:23:36.270 --> 00:23:38.270
  • BECAUSE WE HAVE NO MODEL
  • 00:23:38.270 --> 00:23:40.080
  • FOR FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:23:40.080 --> 00:23:41.210
  • WE'RE NOT WILLING
  • 00:23:41.210 --> 00:23:42.080
  • TO FORGIVE PEOPLE.
  • 00:23:42.080 --> 00:23:43.000
  • WHY?
  • 00:23:43.000 --> 00:23:43.140
  • BECAUSE IF WE FORGIVE THEM,
  • 00:23:43.140 --> 00:23:44.030
  • WELL, THEN WE'RE JUST
  • 00:23:44.030 --> 00:23:45.030
  • UNDERMINING JUSTICE.
  • 00:23:45.030 --> 00:23:46.080
  • THEY DID SOMETHING WRONG.
  • 00:23:46.080 --> 00:23:48.170
  • THEY SHOULD PAY FOR THAT.
  • 00:23:48.170 --> 00:23:50.030
  • I CAN'T FORGIVE THEM.
  • 00:23:50.030 --> 00:23:52.270
  • THE ONLY WAY OUT OF THIS
  • 00:23:52.270 --> 00:23:54.280
  • IS IF IT'S POSSIBLE TO FORGIVE
  • 00:23:54.280 --> 00:23:56.280
  • IN SUCH A WAY THAT
  • 00:23:57.030 --> 00:24:00.050
  • JUSTICE IS STILL SERVED,
  • 00:24:00.050 --> 00:24:02.190
  • AND THAT IS THE BEAUTY
  • 00:24:02.190 --> 00:24:04.010
  • OF THE CHRISTIAN MESSAGE.
  • 00:24:04.010 --> 00:24:05.290
  • NOT FORGIVENESS
  • 00:24:05.290 --> 00:24:08.230
  • AT THE EXPENSE OF JUSTICE,
  • 00:24:08.230 --> 00:24:10.290
  • NOT JUSTICE
  • 00:24:10.290 --> 00:24:11.230
  • AT THE EXPENSE OF MERCY
  • 00:24:11.230 --> 00:24:13.180
  • AND FORGIVENESS,
  • 00:24:13.180 --> 00:24:14.270
  • BUT AT THE CROSS,
  • 00:24:14.270 --> 00:24:16.080
  • JESUS TAKING THE FULLNESS
  • 00:24:16.080 --> 00:24:18.170
  • OF JUSTICE UPON HIMSELF
  • 00:24:18.170 --> 00:24:20.170
  • AND OFFERING THE FULLNESS
  • 00:24:20.170 --> 00:24:22.060
  • OF FORGIVENESS TO US.
  • 00:24:22.060 --> 00:24:24.120
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STORY
  • 00:24:24.120 --> 00:24:25.220
  • THAT I'VE EVER HEARD,
  • 00:24:25.220 --> 00:24:27.130
  • IT'S A TRUE STORY,
  • 00:24:27.130 --> 00:24:29.120
  • AND IT'S A STORY
  • 00:24:29.120 --> 00:24:29.290
  • FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US.
  • 00:24:29.290 --> 00:24:31.150
  • FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE IN
  • 00:24:31.150 --> 00:24:32.120
  • THE ROOM WHO ARE NOT
  • 00:24:32.120 --> 00:24:33.280
  • CHRISTIANS, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:24:33.280 --> 00:24:34.290
  • SOMETIMES, WE'VE DONE YOU
  • 00:24:34.290 --> 00:24:35.280
  • A DISSERVICE.
  • 00:24:35.280 --> 00:24:37.190
  • SOMETIMES I'VE DOWNPLAYED
  • 00:24:38.170 --> 00:24:41.170
  • JUST HOW INCREDIBLE THAT
  • 00:24:41.170 --> 00:24:42.210
  • OFFER IS BECAUSE I HAVEN'T
  • 00:24:42.210 --> 00:24:44.280
  • WANTED YOU TO THINK
  • 00:24:44.280 --> 00:24:46.000
  • THAT I'M A BIT ODD
  • 00:24:46.000 --> 00:24:47.280
  • OR THAT I THINK THINGS
  • 00:24:47.280 --> 00:24:49.090
  • THAT ARE DIFFERENT THAN
  • 00:24:49.090 --> 00:24:50.070
  • WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK.
  • 00:24:50.070 --> 00:24:52.280
  • YOU KNOW, I WONDER
  • 00:24:52.280 --> 00:24:53.170
  • IF THAT'S TRUE A CHALLENGE
  • 00:24:53.170 --> 00:24:54.130
  • TO SOME OF THE CHRISTIANS
  • 00:24:54.130 --> 00:24:55.050
  • IN THE ROOM AS WELL.
  • 00:24:55.050 --> 00:24:56.040
  • ARE THERE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:24:56.040 --> 00:24:57.070
  • WHO YOU LOVE DEARLY,
  • 00:24:57.070 --> 00:24:59.270
  • WHO IF YOU'RE HONEST,
  • 00:24:59.270 --> 00:25:01.240
  • YOU'VE NEVER ACTUALLY JUST
  • 00:25:01.240 --> 00:25:02.270
  • EXTENDED THAT IN INVITATION TO?
  • 00:25:03.050 --> 00:25:06.050
  • YOU KNOW, THE REALITY IS
  • 00:25:06.050 --> 00:25:07.010
  • THAT NO MATTER HOW GREAT
  • 00:25:07.010 --> 00:25:08.080
  • WE TELL SOMEONE
  • 00:25:08.080 --> 00:25:09.260
  • A PARTY IS GOING TO BE,
  • 00:25:09.260 --> 00:25:11.020
  • AND NO MATTER HOW MUCH
  • 00:25:11.020 --> 00:25:11.200
  • WE TELL THEM
  • 00:25:11.200 --> 00:25:12.030
  • HOW EXCITED WE ARE
  • 00:25:12.030 --> 00:25:13.010
  • ABOUT THE PARTY
  • 00:25:13.010 --> 00:25:13.190
  • AND HOW WE CAN'T WAIT
  • 00:25:13.190 --> 00:25:14.110
  • TO GO TO THE PARTY,
  • 00:25:14.110 --> 00:25:15.090
  • IF WE DON'T ACTUALLY
  • 00:25:15.090 --> 00:25:15.260
  • EXTEND AN INVITATION TO THEM,
  • 00:25:15.260 --> 00:25:18.080
  • FOR MOST PEOPLE,
  • 00:25:18.080 --> 00:25:18.220
  • IT'S UNLIKELY THAT
  • 00:25:18.220 --> 00:25:19.150
  • THEY'RE JUST GONNA SHOW UP.
  • 00:25:19.220 --> 00:25:22.220
  • SO, AN ENCOURAGEMENT
  • 00:25:22.220 --> 00:25:23.250
  • TO ALL OF US,
  • 00:25:23.250 --> 00:25:24.120
  • FOR THOSE OF US
  • 00:25:24.120 --> 00:25:25.040
  • WHO ARE CHRISTIANS IN THE ROOM,
  • 00:25:25.040 --> 00:25:26.060
  • LET'S BE INVITATIONAL.
  • 00:25:26.060 --> 00:25:28.110
  • YOU KNOW, AN INVITATION
  • 00:25:28.110 --> 00:25:29.020
  • IS SUPPOSED TO BE
  • 00:25:29.020 --> 00:25:29.170
  • A GIFT TO SOMEONE.
  • 00:25:29.170 --> 00:25:30.270
  • IF I INVITE YOU TO MY WEDDING,
  • 00:25:30.270 --> 00:25:32.100
  • EVEN IF YOU THINK
  • 00:25:32.100 --> 00:25:32.260
  • YOU CAN'T MAKE IT,
  • 00:25:32.260 --> 00:25:33.170
  • I HAVE STILL HONORED YOU
  • 00:25:33.170 --> 00:25:34.260
  • BY EXTENDING THAT INVITATION.
  • 00:25:34.260 --> 00:25:36.250
  • CAN WE GET TO THE POINT WHERE
  • 00:25:36.250 --> 00:25:38.170
  • WE'RE JUST READY TO TALK ABOUT
  • 00:25:38.170 --> 00:25:40.020
  • HONESTLY ABOUT WHO JESUS IS
  • 00:25:40.020 --> 00:25:42.130
  • AND WHAT HE HAS DONE
  • 00:25:42.130 --> 00:25:43.070
  • REMARKABLY IN EACH OF OUR LIVES
  • 00:25:43.070 --> 00:25:45.110
  • THAT KNOW HIM AND JUST
  • 00:25:45.110 --> 00:25:46.150
  • EXTEND THAT INVITATION
  • 00:25:46.150 --> 00:25:48.140
  • IN A NATURAL WAY
  • 00:25:48.140 --> 00:25:50.080
  • AND IN A WAY THAT DOESN'T
  • 00:25:50.080 --> 00:25:51.050
  • PUT PRESSURE ON SOMEONE,
  • 00:25:51.050 --> 00:25:52.240
  • BUT JUST SAYS,
  • 00:25:52.240 --> 00:25:53.120
  • "I HAVE EXPERIENCED
  • 00:25:53.120 --> 00:25:54.170
  • THE FULLNESS OF LIFE
  • 00:25:54.170 --> 00:25:55.130
  • IN A WAY I CANNOT EVEN DESCRIBE,
  • 00:25:55.130 --> 00:25:57.110
  • AND THERE IS NOTHING
  • 00:25:57.110 --> 00:25:57.270
  • I WOULD WANT MORE
  • 00:25:57.270 --> 00:25:58.160
  • THAN FOR YOU TO
  • 00:25:58.160 --> 00:25:59.120
  • EXPERIENCE THAT AS WELL"?
  • 00:25:59.120 --> 00:26:01.130
  • IF THERE'S SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:26:01.130 --> 00:26:02.270
  • THAT COMES TO MIND RIGHT NOW
  • 00:26:02.270 --> 00:26:04.020
  • THAT YOU LOVE DEARLY
  • 00:26:04.020 --> 00:26:05.030
  • AND YOU KNOW THAT
  • 00:26:05.030 --> 00:26:06.020
  • YOU JUST NEVER EXTENDED
  • 00:26:06.020 --> 00:26:07.050
  • THAT SIMPLE INVITATION,
  • 00:26:07.050 --> 00:26:08.270
  • PLEASE DO.
  • 00:26:08.270 --> 00:26:10.090
  • YOU'LL BE SURPRISED,
  • 00:26:10.090 --> 00:26:11.070
  • AND IF EACH OF THE CHRISTIANS
  • 00:26:11.070 --> 00:26:12.010
  • IN THE ROOM TONIGHT
  • 00:26:12.010 --> 00:26:12.160
  • EXTENDS THAT INVITATION,
  • 00:26:12.160 --> 00:26:13.220
  • THERE WILL BE MORE PEOPLE
  • 00:26:13.220 --> 00:26:14.190
  • THAT SAY YES TO JESUS
  • 00:26:15.110 --> 00:26:18.110
  • VERY SHORTLY.
  • 00:26:18.110 --> 00:26:19.000
  • AND FOR THOSE OF US
  • 00:26:19.000 --> 00:26:19.200
  • IN THE ROOM
  • 00:26:19.200 --> 00:26:20.060
  • WHO DON'T KNOW JESUS,
  • 00:26:20.060 --> 00:26:21.110
  • JUST KNOW THAT THAT
  • 00:26:21.110 --> 00:26:22.010
  • INVITATION IS YOURS.
  • 00:26:22.010 --> 00:26:23.180
  • IT IS IN THE ONE HAND
  • 00:26:24.130 --> 00:26:27.130
  • SO DIFFICULT BECAUSE
  • 00:26:27.130 --> 00:26:28.280
  • OF THE DIFFICULTY
  • 00:26:28.280 --> 00:26:29.230
  • OF WHAT JESUS DID,
  • 00:26:29.230 --> 00:26:32.010
  • BUT ON THE OTHER HAND
  • 00:26:32.010 --> 00:26:32.210
  • IT IS SO SIMPLE.
  • 00:26:32.210 --> 00:26:34.090
  • IT IS JUST THAT
  • 00:26:34.090 --> 00:26:35.020
  • ONE PERSON SAYING,
  • 00:26:35.020 --> 00:26:36.180
  • "WILL YOU FORGIVE ME?"
  • 00:26:36.180 --> 00:26:38.260
  • AND IT'S THE OTHER PERSON
  • 00:26:38.260 --> 00:26:40.040
  • SAYING, "YES, I WILL."
  • 00:26:40.040 --> 00:26:43.030
  • AND IN THAT MOMENT,
  • 00:26:43.030 --> 00:26:45.180
  • ALL OF THAT BURDEN JUST
  • 00:26:45.180 --> 00:26:47.250
  • FALLS OFF OF A PERSON
  • 00:26:47.250 --> 00:26:49.280
  • AND JESUS SAYS, "COME TO ME,
  • 00:26:49.280 --> 00:26:51.170
  • ALL OF YOU WHO
  • 00:26:51.170 --> 00:26:52.030
  • ARE WEARY AND BURDENED,
  • 00:26:52.030 --> 00:26:54.230
  • AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST,
  • 00:26:54.230 --> 00:26:56.280
  • FOR MY YOKE IS EASY
  • 00:26:56.280 --> 00:26:58.120
  • AND MY BURDEN IS LIGHT."
  • 00:26:58.120 --> 00:27:00.110
  • IF THERE IS ANYONE THAT
  • 00:27:00.110 --> 00:27:00.290
  • THAT SPEAKS TO TONIGHT,
  • 00:27:00.290 --> 00:27:02.080
  • I HOPE THAT YOU GO HOME TONIGHT
  • 00:27:02.080 --> 00:27:04.220
  • AND JUST, PERHAPS,
  • 00:27:04.220 --> 00:27:06.100
  • LIE IN YOUR BED,
  • 00:27:06.100 --> 00:27:07.150
  • YOU'LL CONSIDER
  • 00:27:07.150 --> 00:27:08.200
  • THE POWER OF THOSE WORDS;
  • 00:27:08.270 --> 00:27:11.270
  • "WILL YOU FORGIVE ME?"
  • 00:27:11.270 --> 00:27:14.140
  • AND I HOPE THAT YOU'LL SAY
  • 00:27:14.140 --> 00:27:15.290
  • THOSE WORDS IN GOD'S DIRECTION,
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