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God Behind Bars

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January 3, 2021
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Ed Young creatively presents inspirational and biblical truth for every area of life.

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  • Ed Young: The church should bethe most creative entity
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  • in the world.
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  • The church is where it happens,the church is where we find
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  • purpose and meaning and power,the church is the living,
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  • breathing body of Christ.
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  • Wisdom, though, is seeing lifethrough the perspective of God.
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  • You've never locked eyeswith someone
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  • that Jesus did not die for.
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  • Ed Young: Thanks so much forwatching "Ed Young Television."
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  • You know, the next 30 minutes, Ibelieve, can change the course
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  • of your life.
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  • So sit back and lean in, becauseI believe God is going to do
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  • some amazing things in your lifeand in mine.
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  • Ed Young: Good evening, how'severyone doing?
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  • Wow, it's great to be here,thank you guys so much for
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  • being here.
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  • Please be seated, please beseated.
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  • Wow, what a joy and privilege itis to be at Hutchins.
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  • You know, I wanna tell you alittle bit about my life and a
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  • little bit about just the Word.
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  • Because, you know, it's amazingas we live lives, you know, God
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  • shows us that he is God.
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  • I mean, all we have to do islook around and we can tell that
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  • man, we didn't just happen toshow up on this planet spinning
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  • into nowhere, that we matter toGod, that we have a purpose,
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  • that we're one of a kind.
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  • And I always tell people, youknow, "Be yourself," because the
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  • Bible says that, you be you.
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  • Because if you aren't you, who'sgonna be you?
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  • You have a certain laugh, acertain personality, a certain
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  • vibe, maybe a certain style theway you walk, that is
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  • uniquely you.
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  • And I spent too much time in myown life trying to be other
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  • people, but I learned, as I'vegrown in my relationship with
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  • Jesus, "Ed, be yourself."
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  • Now God has a great plan forevery person here, the Bible
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  • says it, God has a great purposefor our lives.
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  • Yet, what I did is the samething that you've done, the same
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  • thing that everybody's done,we've blown it, we've messed up,
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  • we have sinned.
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  • And you know you hear the wordsin, sin is simply an archery
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  • term, it's like you're shootingan arrow and you gotta target
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  • back there, the arrow fallsshort, that's what it means
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  • to sin.
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  • So we've all fallen short, everysingle person here has
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  • fallen short.
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  • And no one taught me how to sin,no one taught me how to mess
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  • around, no one taught me how todo my own thing, I just know how
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  • to do it because I'm a naturalborn sinner.
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  • But as you know, and maybe youdon't know, God thought this
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  • ingenious plan up, it's just,it's crazy.
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  • God, in his love, sent JesusChrist to live perfectly.
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  • All the time people say, "Man,that was righteous," well that
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  • means it's perfect.
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  • Jesus lived righteously, he diedsacrificially, he rose bodily,
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  • therefore he's given you and mean opportunity to know him, and
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  • it's a relationship.
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  • So Christianity is not areligion, a religion is spelled
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  • D-O, I got to do this or I can'tdo that.
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  • Christianity is D-O-N-E, thework has been
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  • audience: Done.
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  • It's been done.
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  • If we could see God's plan foryour life and mine in heaven,
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  • we'd be like, "What?"
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  • We'd be like, "What?"
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  • That's how amazing God's plan isfor every person's life.
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  • In fact, I've never locked eyeswith someone who does not matter
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  • to God, so God has a great planfor your life and mine.
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  • Well God has this great plan andhe's made us uniquely, but we
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  • have evil in the world, how doyou explain the evil?
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  • Is it a bad chromosome?
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  • Was our nursery painted thewrong color?
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  • Did we have our diapers put ontoo tight?
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  • No, it's deeper than that,there's a dark, personal,
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  • sinister force out there, theevil one, Satan, who does not
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  • want you and me to reach ourpotential.
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  • First of all, he doesn't want usto walk the bridge and give our
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  • lives to Christ.
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  • Secondly, he does not want us todiscover God's purpose for our
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  • lives, so what does he do?
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  • Every time God has a gift, Satanhas a counterfeit, are you
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  • with me?
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  • So in other words, God has theseincredible things he's given you
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  • and me, yet, the devil alwayscounterfeits them.
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  • For example, I love to fish, Ilove to fish, I don't know why,
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  • I've always loved fishing, andwho in here likes to fish?
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  • Okay, yeah, alright-alright.
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  • So, Jesus said, "Once you becomemy follower, you need to fish
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  • for men."
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  • So I think it's funny how mostof the disciples were fishermen.
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  • Jesus hung around fishermen, andpeople are like, "Man, I wonder
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  • why he chose so many discipleswho were fishermen," because
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  • these guys were from the wrongside of the tracks, read
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  • about them.
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  • They were Galileans, mean,foul-mouthed, they were like
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  • rebellious, they would get up inyour grill.
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  • Jesus picked these guys to be apart of his squad, his team,
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  • the disciples.
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  • He transformed them into fishingfor fish, he said I'm gonna make
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  • you fishers of men.
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  • And we see in the Bible,Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, we
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  • see the lifestyle, the changethat happened when they
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  • discovered God's purpose.
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  • So, stay with me now, God has apurpose for your life and mine
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  • but the devil wants me to settlefor second best, second best.
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  • So what does the devil do?
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  • the devil tempts, the devilfishes.
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  • And you know sometimes when Ifish for shark, I love shark
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  • fishing, what I'll do is I'llcut some fish up, bloody fish,
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  • it's called chum, put it in thewater, and man, when those
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  • sharks get the scent of the chumthey come in hot, they're like--
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  • All you've gotta do is toss somebait out, boom, and you've got
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  • the shark, but here's what's sofunny about a shark.
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  • When a shark will bite a baitwith a hook, he's so big, he's
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  • so strong he doesn't even knowhe's hooked for a while,
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  • it's hilarious.
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  • You'd like set the hook and evenyou hear the sound--
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  • and that shark's justlike swimming along,
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  • no big deal.
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  • All of a sudden though, when hefeels the sting of the hook, he
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  • freaks, thrashes and splashes,and if you're in the water when
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  • a shark is hooked, you betterget out of the water because
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  • they'll bite anything.
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  • I've had sharks bite the bottomof a boat, I've seen sharks bite
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  • docks when they're hookedbecause they're all messed up.
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  • The devil, think about this inyour life and mine, does the
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  • same thing with me and with you.
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  • He chums the water, he goes,"Man, here is this God, I know
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  • God has this amazing plan, thispurpose for his life, so I don't
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  • want him to achieve that purposeand plan.
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  • Yes, he's a Christian, yes, he'swalked the bridge, but I don't
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  • want him to achieve that."
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  • So what does he do?
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  • He chums the water.
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  • The devil knows where we'revulnerable and where we're
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  • valuable, he tempts me at mystrengths and my weakness, but
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  • here's the good news.
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  • We have the power, if we're achild of God, inside of our
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  • lives, we've got the octane,we've got the strength to
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  • overcome any temptation thrownat us, is that awesome?
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  • Any temptation.
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  • Now I love trucks, I do, I'vehad trucks for a long-long time,
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  • anybody like trucks?
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  • Well, as you know there aredifferent types of trucks,
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  • there's the half ton,three-quarter ton, one ton, what
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  • that means is the truck's framecan only take a certain amount
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  • of weight: like half ton,three-quarter ton, that's the
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  • maximum weight.
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  • That's what God's Word says,God's Word tells you and me that
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  • the Lord will never allow asituation to occur in our life
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  • that he will not give us thestrength and the power to come
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  • through it.
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  • In other words, he will neverput too much on your frame or my
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  • frame that we go, "Wow, I just,I just can't resist," God will
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  • always give us the strength.
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  • So what do we do?
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  • When the enemy begins to chum,to try to attract us, in things
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  • that are contrary to what Godwants, we've got to
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  • realize that.
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  • How does a big shark become abig shark?
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  • A big shark becomes a big sharkby looking at a lot of bait and
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  • not taking the bait, by lookingat the hook and going, "Man, I
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  • don't want to mess around withthat hook."
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  • Because thats shark knowssomehow within his little brain,
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  • "If I take that hook I'm gonnaget in trouble."
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  • As I live my life, there's a lotof bait in the water, right?
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  • There's a lot of chum out there,a lot of things that can mess
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  • all of us up, and we learnthrough our mistakes, we learn
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  • through taking the bait at thewrong time, because all of us
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  • have taken the bait at the wrongtime.
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  • So what we have to do is, theBible says, we need the wisdom
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  • of God.
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  • In other words, we need to beable to look past the bait to
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  • the hook and go, "Man, I don'twant to take that," even though
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  • it's enticing, even though it'sgood for a while.
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  • Think about that shark: when hetakes the bait, for awhile he's
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  • like, "Man, I've gotten awaywith it, no big deal, I've eaten
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  • the stingray."
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  • Stingray's good shark bait, andthat, "Man, the stingrays good--
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  • but little doeshe realize, not only does he
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  • have a stingray, the stingrayhas him, the stingray's
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  • hooked him.
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  • So I've had times in my life, sohave you, where you've gone,
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  • "Okay, I'm gonna take that baiteven though I know I shouldn't."
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  • Boom, I'm taking the bait, weswim off we're like,
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  • "Everything's fine, everything'scool, no big deal."
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  • And then all of a sudden--andwe're in trouble,
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  • and we thrash and we splash andit can cause a lot of collateral
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  • damage, am I right?
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  • So think about that, "God," saythis prayer every day, "Give me
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  • the wisdom to look past thechum, past the bait, to
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  • the consequences."
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  • Because here's one of the greatthings about God, we're
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  • not robots.
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  • We're not robots, we have afreedom of choice, I can choose
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  • to do, right, what I wanna do.
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  • So I can choose what I want todo, so can you, but I can't
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  • choose the consequences.
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  • In other words, there's a lot ofstuff I can do and I'm free to
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  • do it, but man, the consequencesare lethal.
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  • So we need to think past thehook to the consequences,
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  • because when the devil hooks youand me, he, I'm telling you,
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  • he's a good fisherman.
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  • He's not a fisherman Jesus is,I'm just gonna say, he wants
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  • to fight.
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  • "I'm gonna real him in, I've gothim, I got him," and he throws
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  • us into the boat, but the devildoes not release us, what does
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  • he do?
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  • He calls the taxidermist andstuffs us, right?
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  • and we're on his wall, and thedevil's like, "Man, look at that
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  • guy, look at that girl, man,they took the bait, they didn't
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  • know I got them, and man,they're on my wall for the rest
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  • of their lives."
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  • Then he whispers to you and me,"Man, you don't deserve to jump
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  • down off that wall, you took thebait, you messed up."
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  • But here's the good news aboutJesus, because we've all messed
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  • up, Jesus practicescatch-and-release.
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  • Yes, we've messed up, yes, we'vetaken the bait, yes, we know
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  • what happens when we get hookedup and we thrash and splash, we
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  • understand that.
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  • We need to learn from ourmistakes, and the Bible says
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  • that, "To understandtemptation," and we need to
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  • realize no matter what we'vedone God wants to take us from
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  • the devil's trophy room andrelease us into a life
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  • of greatness.
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  • But I gotta tell you man, but Igotta tell you, you know the
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  • Bible keeps it real, people arealways talking about, "Man, keep
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  • it real," well the Bible keepsit real.
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  • When you give your life toChrist, and I've been a
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  • Christian for a long time, youwill be tempted.
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  • But here's the deal, God doesnot tempt us, did you know that?
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  • God does not tempt us, the deviltemps; God tests us to make us
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  • strong, the devil tempts us tomake us do wrong.
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  • Say it with me, God tests us tomake us strong, the devil tempts
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  • us to make us do wrong.
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  • Well, here's what thehalf-brother of Jesus said.
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  • Now think about this, this isthe half-brother of Jesus,
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  • people say, "Well man, maybeJesus fooled a bunch of people,"
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  • you can't fool your family.
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  • Here's what he said, James,"When tempted," not, "It might
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  • happen," think about it, you'rea shark, I'm a shark, right?
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  • And the devil's fishing for youand me, "When tempted, no one
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  • should say, 'Oh, God's temptingme,'" don't tag that on God, God
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  • cannot tempt, because if Godcould tempt you and me he
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  • wouldn't be God, the deviltempts.
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  • Like a good fisherman, hopefullyI'm a good fishermen, I know
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  • where sharks are.
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  • At certain times, certain tides,high-tide, low-tide, the
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  • different currents, I know wheresharks are and I have friends
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  • that know where sharks are, soI'm gonna fish when they are the
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  • most vulnerable and when I cancatch the biggest.
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  • "So no one should say," Jameschapter 1, verse 13, "When
  • 00:14:11.130 --> 00:14:14.900
  • tempted, 'God's tempting me,'for God cannot be tempted by
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  • evil, nor does he tempt anyone.
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  • But each one is tempted when, byhis own evil desire, he's
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  • dragged away and enticed."
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  • Desire, do you realize God hasgiven us our desires?
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  • God thought desire up: if Ididn't have the desire to eat
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  • I'd die, we didn't have thedesire to drink water we'd die,
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  • if we didn't have the desire toprocreate no one would be here;
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  • so desire's a good.
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  • God says use my desires in aGod-given way, but here's what I
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  • do sometimes when I mess up.
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  • I'll take my God-given desireand use it in a God forbidden
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  • way, and it works out well for awhile, you got some kicks, but
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  • the kickbacks, man, areabsolutely wicked.
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  • That's why God says you're gonnabe tempted, "But each one is
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  • tempted by his own desire, he'sdragged away and enticed."
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  • This phrase, "Dragged away," inthe original language, is
  • 00:15:14.893 --> 00:15:17.796
  • pronounced exelkomenos, it meansto lure a fish from hiding, is
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  • that unbelievable?
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  • That's why I've been talkingabout sharks, it's right in the
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  • Bible, to lure a fish.
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  • To lure a shark, who's justswimming along and all of a
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  • sudden, boom, desire, and desirehooks up with will, and then all
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  • of a sudden whatever is moving,he's taken it, dragged away
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  • and enticed.
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  • "Then, after desire hasconceived, it gives birth to
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  • sin; and when sin is full-grown,it gives birth to death,"
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  • James says.
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  • But check out James chapter 1,verses 16 and 17, "Don't be
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  • deceived, my dear brothers.
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  • Every good and perfect gift isfrom above, coming down from the
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  • Father of the Heavenly lights,who does not change like
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  • shifting shadows."
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  • That's why we need, becausewe're fish, God-centration, say
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  • it with me, God-centration.
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  • We concentrate on Jesus, weconcentrate on living for him,
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  • we concentrate on the powerthat's inside of our lives, we
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  • concentrate not on our firstbirthday but our
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  • second birthday.
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  • Our first birthday was when wewere born, and we didn't have a
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  • choice on that matter, did we?
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  • but I did have a choice when Iwas born again.
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  • Now, if I rely on my firstbirthday when I'm tempted, I'm
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  • toast, I mean I'm gonna be onthe devil's wall every time
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  • 'cause I'm not strong enough,I'm not man enough to say no to
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  • that bait, no one is.
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  • But when we concentrate on oursecond birthday, the fact that
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  • we're born again, think about itman, we're adopted into the
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  • family of God, we can tap intohis inheritance, Jesus is in our
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  • lives, the Holy Spirit's in ourlives, and he gives us the power
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  • from the inside out to live thelife that God has for us.
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  • So that's my fishing story.
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  • So what I would tell you is,just to wrap things up, the
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  • Bible says we should haveenjoyment when we face
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  • various trials.
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  • Okay, I'm facing a trial rightnow, and the reason you're
  • 00:17:32.431 --> 00:17:35.868
  • facing a trial is because Godhas something awesome right
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  • around the corner.
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  • Man, I'm going through adifficult time in my life, I'm
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  • telling you God has somethinggreat around the
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  • corner, enjoyment.
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  • So when trials come, again,enjoyment, endurance, what do
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  • trials help me to do?
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  • Endure, I mean, if I didn't havetrials I wouldn't endure, man.
  • 00:17:57.523 --> 00:18:01.426
  • It'd be like, "Okay yeah,whatever."
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  • Endurance, staying the course,continuing the commitment.
  • 00:18:03.295 --> 00:18:09.935
  • So I've got enjoyment, "God, Idon't understand it but I thank
  • 00:18:09.968 --> 00:18:13.138
  • you for this trial."
  • 00:18:13.172 --> 00:18:14.806
  • Now, "God," look at this, "Iknow you're building something
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  • in my life to crash through thisquitting point."
  • 00:18:18.410 --> 00:18:22.181
  • And here's another one,enlargement, it enlarges my
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  • sphere of influence, it enlargeswho I am, it enlarges God's plan
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  • for our lives.
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  • Temptation is real, Jesus is theultimate fishermen, the devil is
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  • a fake fishermen.
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  • Let's ask God to give us thestrength, the wisdom, the power
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  • to look past the bait, past thehook to the consequences, let's
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  • make the choices that Goddesires.
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  • Let's enjoy, I don't mean fakejoy, enjoy the trials, knowing
  • 00:19:02.621 --> 00:19:07.125
  • something right there is gonnahappen, just right around the
  • 00:19:07.159 --> 00:19:10.329
  • corner, that's awesome.
  • 00:19:10.362 --> 00:19:13.031
  • And let's think about theendurance and how God is gonna
  • 00:19:13.065 --> 00:19:17.302
  • take his plan and expand it intoa giant ocean for you.
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  • Let's pray together.
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  • "Father, in the name of Jesus, Ithank you for this day, I thank
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  • you for this life, I thank youfor these men, I thank you for
  • 00:19:28.580 --> 00:19:32.584
  • this incredible purpose that youhave given all of us.
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  • And if there's someone here andyou've never walked the bridge
  • 00:19:36.221 --> 00:19:39.891
  • before, you can walk the bridgeright now by simply saying,
  • 00:19:39.925 --> 00:19:43.528
  • 'Jesus, I'm a sinner, I'vemessed up.
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  • I turn from my sins and I turnto you, I believe you lived
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  • perfectly, died sacrificially,rose bodily, and right now I
  • 00:19:54.339 --> 00:20:01.613
  • give my life to you, I walk thebridge.
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  • Give me the strength to discoveryour great purpose for my life.
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  • In Jesus's name we pray, amen.'"
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  • Ed Young: I wanna thank all youguys, I wanna thank all you guys
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  • for your heart, yourpassion, and
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  • we love being a part of this andit is so great that we're all a
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  • part of God's church, isn't thatgreat?
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  • So you just remember, continueto follow Jesus, it's not always
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  • easy, is it?
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  • It's not easy for me, it's noteasy for you, but I'm telling
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  • you, "Greater is he who is inyou than he who is of
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  • the world."
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  • And we've got the power, we gotthe strength.
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  • So I want to pray for you guysbefore this last song, prayer
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  • for you and your families.
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  • Father, in the name of Jesus, Ithank you for all of these men.
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  • Lord, I thank you for thefreedom that we have in you.
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  • God, you have all of us hereright now taking up space on
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  • this beautiful planet for areason and a purpose.
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  • May we listen to you, may willwe rely on your strength and
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  • your power to live thatincredible life.
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  • May we face the teeth oftemptation and know, God, that
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  • you'll never ever-ever put us ina situation that you will not
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  • give us the strength to comethrough.
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  • I pray for their families, God,for just everybody who's
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  • associated with these men, youknow the names, you know the
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  • faces, you know where they are,bless them, anoint them.
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  • And if any one of their familymembers don't know you
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  • personally, I pray, God, thatthey bow the knee and lay it
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  • down and give it all to you.
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  • Thank you for this, our church,right here in this, your place,
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  • in Christ's name we pray, amen,amen, amen, amen.
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  • Do it, let's do it, let's do it,let's do it, amen,
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  • God bless you, God bless you,guys.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • male singer: ♪ The roadis long and broken, ♪
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  • ♪ I'll sing from a heart that'sfull, ♪
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  • ♪ that I can writethe book on your wanders, ♪
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  • ♪ through the storm youwere faithful. ♪
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  • ♪ And though my heart'sbeen beaten and broken, ♪
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  • ♪ I am strongertoday in your love, ♪
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  • ♪ and it has bent my kneesand now my hands ♪
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  • ♪ are open, now I'll thank youfor all you've done. ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah, what a savioryou have been, ♪
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  • ♪ for you were faithfulthen, ♪
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  • ♪ you're faithful now, andyou'll be faithful to the end. ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah, what a savioryou have been, ♪
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  • ♪ for you were faithfulthen, ♪
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  • ♪ you're faithful now, andyou'll be faithful to the end. ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah, what a savioryou have been, ♪
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  • ♪ for you were faithfulthen, ♪
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  • ♪ you're faithful now,you'll be faithful to the end, ♪
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  • ♪ for you were faithful then,you're faithful now, ♪
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  • ♪ and you will befaithful to the end. ♪
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  • ♪ for you were faithful then,you're faithful now, ♪
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  • ♪ and you will befaithful to the end. ♪
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