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Where Does Brokenness Come From?

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January 27, 2021
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Where Does Brokenness Come From?

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  • Creflo Dollar: Am I havingthe relationship with God?
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  • I used to have one, but all ofthe distraction has taken me
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  • away from that.
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  • God is near to the ones with thebroken heart.
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  • He's near you, and whateverbrokenness you may be
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  • experiencing, here's what I wantyou to take with you today.
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  • "God is near me.God is with me."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ This is your world, ♪
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  • ♪ so let's vow to makeit a better place. ♪
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  • ♪ Let every heart thatneeds to know, ♪
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  • ♪ your love is hereto stay. ♪
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  • ♪ Whoa, oh, it's timewe live a new life. ♪
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  • ♪ Whoa, oh, let his loveshine bright in you. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, we're savedby his grace, ♪
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  • ♪ so we embraceyour love today. ♪
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  • ♪ We are changed ♪♪
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  • Creflo: If you have yourBibles this morning, go with me
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  • to the book of Romans chapter 7.
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  • Romans chapter 7.
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  • We have been talking aboutovercoming brokenness, and we're
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  • gonna continue with that todaybecause, for the most part,
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  • we've been tryin' to define it,you know, what it is, and today
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  • we're gonna begin to talk aboutbrokenness and how it relates
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  • with wholeness, and this isgonna be so very important
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  • because I've never quite had aseries of sermons that I've
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  • studied that really impacted meas this series of studies.
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  • I thought that I would waituntil we could all come back
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  • together in church and begin toteach the series, but, you know,
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  • praise God, you're there.
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  • You're listening into it now,and I pray that you take good
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  • notes, and just follow methrough this.
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  • This is really gonna help youout.
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  • And for those of you who say,"Well, this sermon is not for me
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  • 'cause I'm not broken," I can'ttell you, you're just so wrong
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  • about that, and as you hear andunderstand and learn, you'll
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  • begin to see that Jesus came forthat very, very, very purpose,
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  • to heal and to provide wholenessin place of brokenness
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  • in your life.
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  • Let's begin with lookingat--we've been trying to dish
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  • out different definitions of"brokenness," and I wanna look
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  • at it from yet anotherperspective this morning.
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  • "Brokenness"-- and listen tothis-- "it's the fundamental
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  • disorder--" that's important.
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  • "It's the fundamental disorderthat exists in creation that
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  • affects a person's relationshipsand behavior."
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  • "It's the fundamental disorderthat exists in creation that now
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  • ultimately will affect aperson's relationships
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  • and a person's behavior."
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  • Now, I want you to really lookat that word "disorder" because,
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  • when God created everything, itwas good.
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  • When God created anything--everything, it was in
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  • good order.
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  • And so I'm sayin' to you that"brokenness," from the
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  • perspective we'll look at ittoday is "It is a fundamental
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  • disorder that exists in creationthat will eventually affect a
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  • person's relationships andbehavior."
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  • Now, we experience it inwardlyin a way that the apostle Paul
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  • describes as the pull betweenwhat's right and what's wrong.
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  • And so we know what is good, butsometimes we choose the opposite
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  • of what is good.
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  • Let me show you this in Romanschapter 7, verse 14 and 19.
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  • You know, the apostle Pauldescribed it as a pull between
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  • right and wrong, and where weknow what is good, you know
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  • what's good, but you seem tochoose the opposite.
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  • Look how Paul described this.
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  • Romans chapter 7, verse 14.
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  • We'll read verse 14 through 19.
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  • He says, "For we know that thelaw is spiritual, but I am
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  • carnal, and sold under sin.
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  • For that which I do I allow not.
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  • For what I would, that do I not.
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  • But what I hate, that do I," 16,"If then I do that which I would
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  • not, I consent unto the law thatit is good.
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  • Now then it is no more I that doit, but sin that dwelleth in me.
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  • For I know that in me, that is,in my flesh, dwelleth no good
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  • thing, for to will is presentwith me.
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  • But how to perform that which isgood I find not.
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  • For the good that I would I donot, but the evil which I would
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  • not, that I do."
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  • Now, outwardly, this disorder isexpressed by, mm, scandals of
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  • greed, sexual abuse, and evenother crimes that seemingly are
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  • becoming ever more prevalent,year by year, but I guess the
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  • first question here would be"Where does brokenness
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  • come from?"
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  • "Where does brokenness comefrom?"
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  • Where did this disorder comefrom?
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  • Well, it comes from Satan.
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  • I'm not gonna even beat aroundthe bush.
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  • It comes from Satan.It comes from the devil.
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  • The devil is the source ofdisorder.
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  • The world's way and God'sCreation was good.
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  • Satan is the sourceof all disorder.
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  • Let's go through the Scripturesfor a moment.
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  • Genesis chapter 1, and inverse 27, I wanna show you
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  • how this works.
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  • God created everything good.
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  • God is a good God.
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  • He created everything good.
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  • And I'm defining "brokenness" as"a fundamental disorder that
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  • exists in creation that affectsa person's relationship and
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  • eventually will affect thatperson's behavior."
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  • Well look at Genesis 1:27.
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  • For example, he says, "So Godcreated man in his image, his
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  • own image, and in the image ofGod created he him, male and
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  • female created he them."
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  • And then, in Genesis chapter 2,and verse 7, it says, "And the
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  • Lord God formed man of the dustof the ground.
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  • He breathed into his nostrilsthe breath of life, and man
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  • became a living soul."
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  • But then, in Genesis 1:31, "AndGod saw everything that he had
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  • made--" you just see he made manand woman.
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  • "God saw everything that he hadmade, and, behold, it was
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  • very good.
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  • And the evening and the morningwere the sixth day."
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  • So everything God made, from manto woman, to earth, everything
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  • that God made, he said it wasvery, very good.
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  • And then, to take it a littlestep further, if you look in
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  • Luke chapter 18, Luke chapter18, in verse 19, verse 19,
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  • says this.
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  • He says, "And Jesus said untohim, 'Why callest thou me good?
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  • None is good, except one,that is, God."
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  • So God says everythinghe's created is good.
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  • Man was created good.
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  • Woman was created good.
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  • The earth was created good.
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  • And then Jesus declared of theFather that God is good.
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  • So one of the things you've gotto understand is that the
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  • fundamental disorder thatexists in Creation
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  • did not come from God.
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  • The fundamental disorder thatexists in Creation that will
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  • eventually affect a person'srelationships and that affects a
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  • person's behavior did not comefrom God.
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  • The coronavirus did not comefrom God.
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  • God is good.
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  • And so one of the things youhave to understand is
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  • God--somebody says, "Well, Godsent the coronavirus to humble
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  • his people."
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  • No, God didn't have anything todo with the coronavirus, but now
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  • that it is here, I guarantee youhe is going to do all kinds of
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  • things in the midst of thissituation, hopefully, which
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  • includes drawing you to him soyou can trust him more than you
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  • trust the things that you havebeen trusting over the last
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  • several years of your life,maybe your whole life.
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  • So there are consequences forthis disorder.
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  • There are consequences forbrokenness.
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  • There was a fracture inCreation, the disorder that came
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  • by the devil, the source ofdisorder.
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  • Bible says, "Satan cometh notbut to steal, to kill, and to
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  • destroy."
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  • There are consequences.
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  • There are consequences thatyou're probably all aware of,
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  • but I'm gon' call a few of 'emout so that you'll understand
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  • that all of these consequencesare a result of brokenness and
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  • disorder that came from thesource of disorder--Satan.
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  • Adultery is a consequence ofbrokenness.
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  • Alcoholism is a consequence ofbrokenness.
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  • Anger is a consequence ofbrokenness.
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  • Fear is a consequence ofbrokenness.
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  • Bearing grudges is a consequenceof brokenness.
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  • Child abuse, whether it'sphysical abuse or psychological
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  • abuse or sexual abuse orneglect, it's a consequence
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  • of brokenness.
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  • Drug addiction or addictions ofany kind that are hurtful and
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  • harmful is a consequence ofbrokenness.
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  • Envy is a consequence ofbrokenness.
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  • Evil speaking--I'm talkin' abouttalking about someone, even if
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  • it's true, that's a consequenceof brokenness.
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  • Failure to forgive, and you,just, still can't figure out how
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  • to forgive, that's a consequenceof brokenness.
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  • Fornication, sex outside ofmarriage, it's a consequence
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  • of brokenness.
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  • Failure to thank God and to begrateful, and to trust in God,
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  • that's a consequence ofbrokenness.
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  • Lying and belittling otherpeople, that's a consequence of
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  • brokenness.
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  • Selfishness is a consequence ofbrokenness.
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  • I can go on for the next 30minutes and talk about all of
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  • the consequences of brokenness,all of the things that showed up
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  • because of disorder and afracture that came into our
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  • world, the fundamental disorderthat exists in creation that
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  • affects a person's relationshipand will eventually affect that
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  • person's behavior--brokenness.
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  • And now that brokenness of man,that disorder that cause
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  • brokenness that's in a man, thatdisorder that cause a fracture
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  • in a man, that disorder thatcause this disorder, even in how
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  • God created man, one of thethings we understand about the
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  • brokenness of man, that in thisworld, broken things--listen to
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  • me carefully.
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  • In this world, broken things aredespised.
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  • Broken things in this world arethrown out.
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  • In this world, damaged goods arerejected, and that includes
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  • people.
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  • In this world, when people meetpeople who are fractured or are
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  • broken in an area, they considerthem like damaged goods, and
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  • they throw 'em away, and whenyou're broken and you appear to
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  • be damaged or somebody's talkin'about you on the news media or
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  • doggin' you out in the circle ofthe church, people have a
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  • tendency to reject you.
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  • And while the world doesthat--and I can understand
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  • that--Jesus came with the answerfor brokenness, which is
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  • wholeness, and God wants thechurch, instead of throwing away
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  • and rejecting what is broken, hehas called us to the ministry of
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  • reconciliation, and, yet westill have a tendency to reject
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  • and to throw away what's brokenin people.
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  • We still have a tendency to notwanna be around what's broken.
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  • We still have a tendency--notwanna have to deal with the
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  • brokenness that we see inrelationships.
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  • You know, if it's broken, we'vekind of picked up the same thing
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  • the world has.
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  • We reject you.We throw you away.
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  • And I'm telling you, that it isnot what Jesus died--so that
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  • Christians can reject folks,like the world, so that
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  • Christians can throw away what'sbroken, like the world.
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  • We have the ministry ofreconciliation.
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  • We don't throw away what'sbroken.
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  • We don't avoid what's beenrejected.
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  • We come, and we say we have theministry of reconciliation.
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  • Praise God, we're here toreconcile you and to love on
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  • you, and to not throw you away.
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  • Oh, God, give us a church filledwith people who can be patient
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  • with brokenness and hopefullyrealizing their own brokenness.
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  • Excuse me.
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  • Even in a marriage, whenrelationships break down, the
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  • tendency is to walk away andfind someone new rather than
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  • work at reconciliation becausethat's the mind-set.
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  • "Reject what's broken."
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  • My friend, Bishop KennethFuller, said that "Be careful
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  • when somebody tells you that thegrass is greener on the other
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  • side," because, once you get onthe other side, you'll find out
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  • that they didn't tell ya it wasartificial turf.
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  • It is so important that, asChristian people, we recognize
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  • that we live in a broken world,we're surrounded by broken
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  • people, and, yet now that we'reborn again, we don't do--we
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  • don't treat brokenness like theworld does.
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  • We don't reject it.We don't cast it out.
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  • We enter into the ministry forwhich we were called, the
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  • ministry of reconciliation.
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  • And I can remember when I wasbeing blasted, all over the
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  • media, you know, I thought mypreacher friends would be there,
  • 00:15:43.489 --> 00:15:46.892
  • and a lot of them were, and Ithought that certain people
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  • would be there, and, boy, I tellya, when people see you
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  • fractured and when they see youbeing dogged out, "Oh I can't
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  • deal with you.
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  • Oh, I don't wanna spend timewith you.
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  • Oh, I gotta take my invitationback from you because I'm afraid
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  • that your brokennesswill stop my success."
  • 00:16:02.908 --> 00:16:05.411
  • I'm afraid that yourfracture will interfere
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  • with what I'mtrying to get done.
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  • And I'm not gonna do that.
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  • My job is to reconcile when Isee somethin' broken.
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  • My job is to reconcile when Isee somethin' that's
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  • been rejected.
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  • Say, "Amen," if you can.
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  • Say, "Oh, me," if you can't.
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  • You see, the world is full ofpeople with broken hearts.
  • 00:16:24.763 --> 00:16:28.200
  • The world is full of people withbroken spirits.
  • 00:16:28.233 --> 00:16:31.970
  • The world is full of people withbroken relationships.
  • 00:16:32.004 --> 00:16:36.075
  • But here's somethin' that psalms34, verse 18, says, that, even
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  • though the world is broken andthe systems are even breakin'
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  • even more now and that peopleare broken and relationships are
  • 00:16:45.284 --> 00:16:49.555
  • broken and spirits of somepeople are broken, here's what
  • 00:16:49.588 --> 00:16:53.792
  • he said in Psalms 34:18, "TheLord is nigh unto thee.
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  • He is near unto them that are ofa broken heart."
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  • Boy, that's somethin' strange.
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  • We're tryin' to get away fromthose who are broken, and God
  • 00:17:04.570 --> 00:17:07.172
  • says, "I'm near to those who arebroken."
  • 00:17:07.206 --> 00:17:10.642
  • And then the Bible says, "Hesaveth such as be of a contrite
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  • spirit," because, ladies andgentlemen, I still believe that
  • 00:17:14.313 --> 00:17:17.249
  • somehow brokenness brings you toa place where you have a
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  • repentant heart.
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  • I believe that there is somebeauty in brokenness that maybe
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  • you didn't mean to get into thatsituation, but there's somethin'
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  • about brokenness that'll causeyou to land in the hands of God,
  • 00:17:29.661 --> 00:17:33.365
  • and even in the time of thisCOVID-19, hopefully, somethin'
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  • that's happened around you willcause you to reevaluate, "Am I
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  • where I need to be where God isconcerned?
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  • Am I having the relationshipwith God?
  • 00:17:44.243 --> 00:17:46.478
  • I used to have one, but all ofthe distraction has taken me
  • 00:17:46.512 --> 00:17:50.482
  • away from that."
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  • God is near to the ones with thebroken heart.
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  • He's near you.
  • 00:17:56.522 --> 00:17:57.789
  • And whatever brokenness you maybe experiencing, here's what I
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  • want you to take with you today.
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  • "God is near me.
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  • God is with me."
  • 00:18:03.829 --> 00:18:05.597
  • See, there's something aboutreaching a breaking point that
  • 00:18:05.631 --> 00:18:10.335
  • causes the believer now to seekthe Lord more sincerely.
  • 00:18:10.369 --> 00:18:17.743
  • There's something about reachinga breaking point.
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  • There's somethin' about stuffhappening that causes you to
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  • seek God.
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  • Hopefully, this wholeshelter-in-place and COVID-19,
  • 00:18:25.651 --> 00:18:30.622
  • hopefully, somehow, someway,it's caused you to seek the Lord
  • 00:18:30.656 --> 00:18:35.027
  • more and to seek God moresincerely.
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  • In fact, in Psalms 51, I wannaread verse 10 and verse 17.
  • 00:18:39.932 --> 00:18:44.403
  • Psalms 51, verse 10, verse 17,you see King David
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  • was a broken man.
  • 00:18:48.640 --> 00:18:50.776
  • He was confronted by theprophet, and this is what I call
  • 00:18:50.809 --> 00:18:55.247
  • "self-inflicted brokenness."
  • 00:18:55.280 --> 00:18:56.882
  • He looked in an honest mirror,and he saw his sin, and he saw
  • 00:18:56.915 --> 00:19:01.620
  • what he had done and what he hadcommitted, and he was broken.
  • 00:19:01.653 --> 00:19:06.658
  • And here's what David prayed inthe midst of his brokenness.
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  • This is what David prayed inverse 10.
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  • He said, "Create in me a cleanheart, O God, and renew a right
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  • spirit within me."
  • 00:19:17.369 --> 00:19:19.304
  • That brokenness moved him topray this prayer.
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  • And then look what he said inverse 17.
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  • He said, "The sacrifices of Godare a broken spirit.
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  • A broken and contrite heart, OGod, thou will not despise."
  • 00:19:30.983 --> 00:19:37.756
  • Somethin' happens that causesthe believer to seek the Lord
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  • more sincerely.
  • 00:19:40.359 --> 00:19:42.027
  • And in David's life, the king,man, he would fall on his face
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  • and seek God with sincerity.
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  • Oh my, what has to happen inyour life before you can go and
  • 00:19:51.870 --> 00:19:56.141
  • seek God with a sincere heartand you're no longer doing
  • 00:19:56.174 --> 00:20:00.712
  • things to maintain your fame,you're no longer doing things to
  • 00:20:00.746 --> 00:20:03.782
  • impress people around you,you're no longer doin' things so
  • 00:20:03.815 --> 00:20:08.453
  • that others will accept you forvalidation?
  • 00:20:08.487 --> 00:20:13.258
  • There's something that'shappened in your life that says,
  • 00:20:13.292 --> 00:20:15.560
  • "God, I'm sincere with you."
  • 00:20:15.594 --> 00:20:17.596
  • Somebody asked me one day, "Howdo I define 'success'?"
  • 00:20:17.629 --> 00:20:20.299
  • And I replied, "I define'success' by having a successful
  • 00:20:20.332 --> 00:20:24.770
  • relationship with Jesus Christ,"'cause there's nothin' in this
  • 00:20:24.803 --> 00:20:28.040
  • world, there's nothin' I canget, there's nothin' I can do
  • 00:20:28.073 --> 00:20:31.209
  • that can be greater than knowingthat I had a relationship with
  • 00:20:31.243 --> 00:20:35.580
  • the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.
  • 00:20:35.614 --> 00:20:39.451
  • So there are some things in ourlives, I believe, that they need
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  • to be broken.
  • 00:20:43.622 --> 00:20:45.357
  • I believe that pride needs to bebroken.
  • 00:20:45.390 --> 00:20:49.027
  • I believe that having self-willand self-, you know,
  • 00:20:49.061 --> 00:20:54.700
  • -motivation, just you, just you,and being moved by self,
  • 00:20:54.733 --> 00:20:59.104
  • self-effort, I believe thatneeds to be broken.
  • 00:20:59.137 --> 00:21:03.108
  • The stubbornness in our lives, Ibelieve, it needs to be broken.
  • 00:21:03.141 --> 00:21:06.345
  • The sinful habits that we havein the booth in the back, in the
  • 00:21:06.378 --> 00:21:08.914
  • corner, I believe, those thingsneed to be broken.
  • 00:21:08.947 --> 00:21:11.917
  • And God, in Isaiah 57, in verse15, God responds to those who
  • 00:21:11.950 --> 00:21:18.223
  • experience brokenness by sayingthis in Isaiah 57:15.
  • 00:21:18.256 --> 00:21:24.563
  • He responds to that brokennessby saying, "For thus saith the
  • 00:21:24.596 --> 00:21:28.266
  • high and lofty one that inhabiteternity, whose name is holy--"
  • 00:21:28.300 --> 00:21:34.973
  • he says, "I dwell in the highand holy place, with him also
  • 00:21:35.006 --> 00:21:39.845
  • that is of a contrite andhumbled spirit."
  • 00:21:39.878 --> 00:21:45.617
  • What happens when you eventuallyhumble yourself?
  • 00:21:45.650 --> 00:21:48.453
  • Why would he dwell with them?
  • 00:21:48.487 --> 00:21:49.755
  • "To revive the spirit of thehumble, and to revive the heart
  • 00:21:49.788 --> 00:21:55.060
  • of the contrite ones."
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  • I believe there's somethin' thathappens, man.
  • 00:21:57.195 --> 00:21:59.564
  • Somethin' that happens whenthose things are broken in your
  • 00:21:59.598 --> 00:22:02.901
  • life.
  • 00:22:02.934 --> 00:22:04.002
  • I believe God takes advantage ofthose things.
  • 00:22:04.035 --> 00:22:07.672
  • And, to us, broken things aredespised as worthless, but God
  • 00:22:07.706 --> 00:22:15.914
  • can take what has been broken,and he can remake it into
  • 00:22:15.947 --> 00:22:20.652
  • something better, something thathe can use for his glory, takin'
  • 00:22:20.685 --> 00:22:27.826
  • what's broken and make itbetter.
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  • Not throw it away, not despiseit, but take it--look at
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  • 1 Corinthiansverse 11:24 and 25.
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  • We shared this in our Communion.
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  • God takes broken things and makeit better.
  • 00:22:40.338 --> 00:22:44.075
  • Don't let somebody tell you thatyour brokenness keeps you from
  • 00:22:44.109 --> 00:22:46.478
  • God.
  • 00:22:46.511 --> 00:22:47.879
  • Don't let anybody tell you thatyour fracture, you know, put you
  • 00:22:47.913 --> 00:22:51.216
  • in a place where God can't everuse you because, I'm telling
  • 00:22:51.249 --> 00:22:54.953
  • you, God allowed his Son Jesusto be broken so he can come and
  • 00:22:54.986 --> 00:22:58.890
  • provide wholeness for all of us.
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  • Think of that.Think of that.
  • 00:23:01.359 --> 00:23:05.030
  • Look at this in 1 Corinthians11:24, "And when he had given
  • 00:23:05.063 --> 00:23:09.568
  • thanks, he brake it, and hesaid, 'Take, eat.
  • 00:23:09.601 --> 00:23:13.271
  • This is my body, which is--'"watch this-- "my body
  • 00:23:13.305 --> 00:23:16.341
  • was broken for you.
  • 00:23:16.374 --> 00:23:18.510
  • My body was broken for you.
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  • Do this in remembrance of me.
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  • My body's broken for you.
  • 00:23:23.348 --> 00:23:26.485
  • My broken body, broken, so thatwherever you're broken,
  • 00:23:26.518 --> 00:23:29.187
  • you can be whole."
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  • Look at the next verse.
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  • He says, "And after the samemanner also he took the cup,
  • 00:23:32.424 --> 00:23:35.894
  • when he had supped, saying,'This cup is the new testament
  • 00:23:35.927 --> 00:23:38.897
  • in my blood.
  • 00:23:38.930 --> 00:23:39.865
  • This do ye, as often as youdrink it,
  • 00:23:39.898 --> 00:23:41.299
  • in remembrance of me.'"
  • 00:23:41.333 --> 00:23:42.400
  • He shed his blood for you.Think about this.
  • 00:23:42.434 --> 00:23:47.272
  • God allowed his Son to be brokenso that whoever is broken or
  • 00:23:47.305 --> 00:23:55.780
  • whoever experiences brokennesscan be made whole.
  • 00:23:55.814 --> 00:24:01.152
  • God used the brokenness inJesus's life to bring about
  • 00:24:01.186 --> 00:24:07.459
  • wholeness in our life.
  • 00:24:07.492 --> 00:24:10.896
  • All I got to say, right whereyou're seated this mornin', lift
  • 00:24:10.929 --> 00:24:13.865
  • your hands up and say, "Howgreat thou art."
  • 00:24:13.899 --> 00:24:17.669
  • Wow, you see, Jesus's death hasmade it possible for broken,
  • 00:24:17.702 --> 00:24:24.142
  • sinful humanity to be reconciledto God, made it possible for us
  • 00:24:24.175 --> 00:24:30.682
  • to be healed, made it possiblefor us to be made whole.
  • 00:24:30.715 --> 00:24:34.419
  • And listen to this: And withoutthe broken body of Jesus, we
  • 00:24:34.452 --> 00:24:37.989
  • could not be made whole.
  • 00:24:38.023 --> 00:24:40.659
  • Without the broken body ofJesus, there's nothin' we can do
  • 00:24:40.692 --> 00:24:43.562
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