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Gripped By Amazement

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January 24, 2021
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Frankie Mazzapica shares an encouraging message from Celebration Church in The Woodlands, TX.

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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • Frankie Mazzapica:Thank you for tuning in.
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  • My name is Frankie Mazzapica.
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  • The title of my message is"Gripped by Amazement."
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  • I got this title from readingMark chapter 1 where it speaks
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  • on how Jesus was teaching ina synagogue and while he was
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  • teaching, the Bible says thatthose who were listening were
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  • "gripped with amazement andthey were full of excitement."
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  • And as Jesus was leaving thesynagogue, he was with James
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  • and John and as they wereleaving I just stopped reading
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  • at that point in the Scripturesbecause I know what it feels
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  • like to leave church.
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  • I know what it feels like to bepraying in my closet or praying
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  • in the bedroom or praying in mycar and experience the presence
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  • of God and then whenI'm done praying,
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  • I know what that feels like.
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  • Just as many of you, as you do.
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  • You know what it feels liketo come to church and all of
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  • a sudden you feel stronger,you feel more at peace.
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  • You know what that feels like.
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  • And so I can only imagine whatJames and John and Jesus were
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  • talking about as theyleft the synagogue.
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  • They were telling stories andthey were talking about this
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  • person who had been healedor they were talking
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  • about this particular pointin Jesus's sermon,
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  • but their excitement was up.
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  • There's nothing likethe presence of God.
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  • This is why in Psalms 26,verse 8, the Psalmist says,
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  • "I love to go to the houseof God because it's where
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  • his presence dwells."
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  • In Psalms 122, verse 1, it says:"I love to come to the presence
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  • of God."
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  • Actually, it says this: "Irejoiced when they said unto me,
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  • 'Let us go to thehouse of God.'"
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  • See, there's somethingabout the house of God.
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  • There's somethingabout the presence of God.
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  • If you ever heard a preacherpreach and you walk out and you
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  • go, "I can't remember,"two or three days later
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  • or two or three hours later, "Ican't remember what he said,"
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  • don't worry about it.
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  • Oftentimes I preach, and Idon't even remember what I said.
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  • But the reason why we feelstronger, the reason why our
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  • faith goes up when we hear it,but we don't always remember it,
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  • is because the wordsthat are going out,
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  • they are living and active.
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  • It's like pulsingthrough your body.
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  • In Hebrews chapter 4, verse 12,it says: "They are living and
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  • active, sharper than adouble-edged sword."
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  • This is why the prophet said,
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  • "It was like fire shot upin my veins."
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  • See, when you are inthe presence of God,
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  • there's something living,something active.
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  • In 1 Corinthians chapter 6,verse 19, it says:
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  • "Do you not know that your bodyis a temple of the Holy Spirit
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  • which was a gift from God?"
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  • This is what's takingplace when you are
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  • in the presence of God.
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  • Nothing can replace the presenceof God and nothing can replace
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  • private devotion.
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  • Nothing can replacethe sanctuary of the Lord
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  • and nothing can replaceyour private prayer time.
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  • One can never takethe place of the other.
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  • You need them both.
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  • Somebody shoutreal loud, "Yes."
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  • Now, what's fascinating to meis why is it that when we leave
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  • the presence of Godwe feel stronger?
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  • Why is it?
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  • Because the problems haven'tgone away, but we just believe
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  • that momentum is on our side.
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  • In Psalms 56:9 it says:"The very day you call for help
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  • the tide of the battle turns."
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  • Being in the presence of God,being in the sanctuary of God,
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  • had to have been very excitingfor James and John,
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  • just as it is for you and I.
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  • I was thinking about howwhenever we walk out of church,
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  • when we walk out of the fourwalls of the sanctuary,
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  • the battle is still out there.
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  • It's still out there.
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  • It's not the absence ofthe battle that gives us
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  • relief or peace.
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  • It's the presence of Godthat gives us relief and peace.
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  • The battle's still out there.
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  • For those of you that grew up inTexas like I did, you know that
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  • Texas has mosquitoes thatyou can throw a saddle on.
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  • You know that.
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  • You know that if you stay around6, 7 o'clock in Texas
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  • in the evening duringcertain times of the year,
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  • if you sit there long enough,they will suck every drop
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  • of blood out of your body.
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  • Now, the only way to preventthat, that I know of, anyway,
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  • is to spray this aerosol sprayon yourself called Off.
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  • Now, you won't get stung bya mosquito because you stink
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  • so bad that they won'teven get close to you.
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  • And then when you go in, youjust want to take a shower
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  • because you stink.
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  • Well, I found somethingfor my wife,
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  • I felt like the rockstar husband.
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  • It's called "Bombshell."
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  • It's not a perfume,it's a--it's P-A-R--parfum.
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  • Has anyone--and some of youladies know exactly
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  • what I'm talking about.
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  • I didn't know therewas a difference.
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  • But it's parfum.
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  • It's called Bombshell Parfum.
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  • Now, it wasn't designed foranything other than to make you
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  • smell good when youspray it on, ladies.
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  • But there are some scientistsor some researchers, rather,
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  • in the New MexicoState University that
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  • for whatever reason,
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  • they decided they were goingto study Bombshell,
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  • and it found out to them--
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  • I don't know if they had nothingelse to study or research,
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  • but they discoveredthat this particular parfum
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  • will repel mosquitoes.
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  • And so if or when my wifedecides to test it, and she
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  • walks outside and assuming it'sall true, I will stand there
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  • and look at her and becompletely jealous
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  • because I'm not puttingany parfum on me.
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  • I'd rather be sucked to deathby mosquitoes,
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  • but the mosquitoesare still around her.
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  • The problem is still present.
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  • It's not the absenceof mosquitoes that gives
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  • her peace and relief.
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  • It's the presence of theoil that's on her skin.
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  • In Isaiah 10:27, it saysthat the anointing oil
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  • breaks the yoke.
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  • The anointing oil of God isfound in the presence of God
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  • and that's why when you come inand you feel this heavy yoke,
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  • this heavy burden of anxiety, ofworry and fear or even sickness,
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  • there's an anointing.
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  • There's oil in the atmosphere.
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  • And if you're new to church,you may be going,
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  • "I don't know whatyou're talking about."
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  • Without taking too much time,just think about the presence
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  • of God like wind.
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  • You can't see it, but youcan feel its expression.
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  • You can feel its effects.
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  • And when you'rein that presence,
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  • you leave feeling good.
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  • So James and John had to havebeen feeling what we feel when
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  • we're in his presence.
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  • But what's interesting to me isthis is one of the only places
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  • in Scripture where I sawJesus walking around
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  • with only James and John.
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  • Now, maybe there wereother disciples there,
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  • but they weren't mentioned.
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  • It said that Jesus left thesynagogue with James and John,
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  • and they went to Peter's house.
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  • Now, what's a little perplexingis that anytime Jesus was with
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  • James and John, Peterwas always with them.
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  • Those three guys werelike the inner circle.
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  • If you read when Jesus went onthe Mountain of Transfiguration,
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  • he said, "Hey, Peter,James, and John, come with me."
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  • He went to Jairus's houseto heal his daughter,
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  • and he looked back and said,"Peter, James, and John,
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  • come with me."
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  • When he was in the Garden ofGethsemane he said, "Peter,
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  • James, and John, come with me."
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  • So why--where was Peter?
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  • Clearly, Peter hadgiven his life to Jesus.
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  • He had already given uphis fishing business.
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  • He had given his life toJesus so why wasn't Peter there?
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  • Well, they were on his--theirway to Peter's house and when
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  • they arrived at Peter's housewe find out why he wasn't there.
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  • Peter's mother-in-law lived withPeter, was staying at Peter's
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  • house, and she was very sick.
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  • We know that she was very sickbecause she's a mom,
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  • and she was in bed.
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  • See, men, we don't have to bevery sick to need to go to bed.
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  • If we get--well, theycall this a "man cold."
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  • If we even get a sniffle, wehave to go home from work early,
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  • we get home early, and weare in tremendous pain.
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  • We're under the covers,we're moaning,
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  • "I need something to drink.
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  • Where's my straw?
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  • I can't put it up to my mouthwithout a straw."
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  • We need chicken noodle soup.
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  • We need it all.
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  • When a woman gets sick, they doeverything that they normally do
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  • that needs to be done.
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  • They still go to work,they still run the house,
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  • they still do everything.
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  • And us men are like, "Well,you must not have been
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  • as sick as I was."
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  • So anytime you hear a mom,a mother-in-law, mom, anything,
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  • if they're in bed,they are sick.
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  • Are you with me, ladies?Shout, "Yes."
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  • Let me hear you.Shout, "Yes."
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  • Yeah, so she's laying in bed,sick, and this is why Peter was
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  • not with Jesus.
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  • He was--his personalhousehold was being shaken.
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  • There was a big problem.
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  • I took a tour in Israel a fewyears back and they took me to
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  • the place where theybelieve that Peter's house was.
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  • If you have a garage, your houseis bigger than the house
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  • that I saw.
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  • It was a small--very, very small house.
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  • So therefore, the mother-in-lawbeing sick affected
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  • the entire family.
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  • Their house, theirhome, was being shaken.
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  • The thing about the foundationof a home is it's usually
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  • ignored until the ground shakes.
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  • And then you find out whatthe foundation was made of.
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  • In 2020 we don't know how ourlives have been built and what
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  • the foundation is but 2020has shaken everybody's life.
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  • It's shakeneverybody's household.
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  • There's not a person on thiscontinent that hasn't been
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  • affected someway, somehow, bywhat's going on in the middle
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  • of 2020 and continues.
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  • It is shaking everything.
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  • Peter's life was being shaken.
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  • He's normally out doing ministrywith James and John,
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  • but not now.
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  • His life is being shaken.
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  • When your life is being shaken,there's parts of your life that
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  • are completely on hold,whether you like it or not.
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  • Are you with me?Say "Yes."
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  • Are you with me?Say "Yes."
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  • You sound good.
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  • Whether you like it ornot, your life is on hold.
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  • And this was thesituation with Peter.
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  • His life was on hold.
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  • Jesus said thisabout foundations.
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  • He said in Matthew chapter 7,verse 24, he says, "Everyone who
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  • hears my voice and does whatI say," doesn't just hear it.
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  • There's a lot of peoplethat know the Bible.
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  • Do you know that Satan knowsthe Bible better than you
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  • and I put together?
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  • He knows the Bible really good.
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  • So, "But those who hear my wordsand does what they say, they
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  • shall be like a wise man who hasbuilt their house on a rock."
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  • I'm sorry, that's notwhat the Scripture says.
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  • It says: "The rock."
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  • Not a rock, the rock.
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  • Everybody say "The rock."
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  • The rock, clearly alludingto a relationship with God.
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  • Clearly alluding to arelationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • The rock.Watch this.
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  • When the rain falls,not if, not if.
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  • When the rain falls and when thefloods rise and when the winds
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  • blow and when it beats upon thehouse, see, you can love God,
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  • you can be a wise man,you can be a wise woman.
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  • You can be a Christian.
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  • The rain will stillcome to your house.
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  • The wind will still blow, andlisten to what the Scripture
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  • says: "It will beat uponyour house,
  • 00:15:00.723 --> 00:15:05.260
  • your foundation will be tested.
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  • But if you have built your lifearound Jesus Christ, on Jesus
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  • Christ, for Jesus Christ, youhave built as a wise man builds,
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  • you have built on a rock,and that house will remain."
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  • Let me just tell you.
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  • If it has been the theme of yourlife to be submitted to God,
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  • to worship God to the best ofyour ability, you haven't been
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  • perfect but you have beenlaser-focused on honoring him
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  • and doing what the Word says,you don't back up and come up
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  • with your own theology andsay, "Well, I just believe."
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  • No, no, that's your theology.
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  • It's what does the Word say?
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  • If you've been doing that,though 2020 has rocked your
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  • foundation, just like it hasmine, I just want to tell you
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  • you're going to be okay.
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  • You're going to be okay.
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  • I'm going to be okay.
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  • We're going to be okay.
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  • We have built like a wise--doesn't mean we like the rain,
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  • doesn't mean we like corona.
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  • We don't like the 'rona,we don't like any of it.
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  • We don't like what's going on.
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  • We don't like what'shappening to the economy.
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  • We don't like thepolitical tension.
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  • We don't like all that stuff,but just know this.
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  • If you've built your liferight, you're going to be okay.
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  • Jesus said this.
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  • He goes, "Everyone who has heardmy word and has not done what
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  • I've said, just like the wiseman, you are going to experience
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  • the rain coming down, the floodwaters are going to rise,
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  • the wind is going to blow,it's going to beat against
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  • your family and your house.
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  • But if you have built like afoolish person and you're built
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  • upon sand, you have built allof your security on how well you
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  • can save your money, it hasn'tbeen your relationship with God,
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  • it's been your own strategy,when all these things come,
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  • your house will fall.
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  • And it will be a great fall."
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  • See, this has been a year whereevery foundation on the planet
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  • is being shakenand being tested.
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  • Everybody's being tested.
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  • Everyone is being tested.
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  • And if you're sitting here andyou're listening to my words and
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  • you're saying, "Frankie, I'm inthe second category, God has not
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  • been first place in my life,he has not been who I've been
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  • laser-focused on.
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  • The last time I prayed waswhen I was seven years old
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  • over my Cheerios.
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  • I have not had a relationshipwith him," I just want to remind
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  • you of who we are talking about.
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  • We are not talking about yourneighbor, we are not talking
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  • about some wicked stepmother.
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  • We are talkingabout Jesus Christ.
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  • And Jesus Christ, hispersonality is reflected in
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  • Psalms 130, verse 7, where itsays: "He is tenderhearted,
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  • kind, and forgiving."
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  • And so if you have not builtyour life on that rock, I just
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  • want you to know you can changethe tide of your entire life by
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  • making a fewaggressive adjustments.
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  • Aggressive adjustments,not passive, aggressive.
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  • James 5:16: "The effectualfervent prayer of a righteous
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  • man avails much."
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  • It cannot be passive.
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  • It can't be, "All right, I'mgoing to come to church
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  • from now on.
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  • I hope you do somethingwith my life."
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  • No, you can be a bumpon a log in church,
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  • or you can be active in church.
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  • You can do what is,"I love you so much.
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  • I'm passionate," butit's gotta be aggressive.
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  • Take your cell phone, throw itunderneath the seat of your car
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  • when you drive.
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  • Turn off the radio.
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  • Cause your car, your truck,whatever, your minivan,
  • 00:19:22.351 --> 00:19:25.354
  • whatever it is, to be a movingsanctuary down the highway.
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  • Are you with me?Say "Yes."
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  • It's gotta be aggressive.
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  • You know, I did some personalinventory about how I'm doing as
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  • a dad, how I'm doing with mychildren, and I thought,
  • 00:19:39.935 --> 00:19:44.740
  • "I'm not spending enoughtime with my kids."
  • 00:19:44.773 --> 00:19:47.643
  • So rather than beating myselfup over it, I just said,
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  • "Hey, Presley," she's my16-year-old girl,
  • 00:19:51.179 --> 00:19:53.915
  • "let's go on a date night."
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  • And she likes date nights, soI'm starting to accelerate that.
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  • My son is 13, and he likesmartial arts, so we jumped
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  • into taekwondo together.
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  • It is so embarrassing.
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  • It is so embarrassing.
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  • We walk in there with our whitebelt and our gear,
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  • and we're like--and I promiseyou we're sitting there, going,
  • 00:20:17.539 --> 00:20:20.709
  • "Taekwondo," and I startlaughing my head off because
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  • I see myself outside my body,and I'm like, "What am I doing?"
  • 00:20:24.746 --> 00:20:29.017
  • I look next to me and there'sa seven-year-old girl,
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  • "Taekwondo, taekwondo."
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  • I'm like, "What am I doing?"
  • 00:20:33.555 --> 00:20:36.091
  • The sensei guy--I don't evenknow what sensei means,
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  • so I'm sorry if I'm offendingyou, I have no idea.
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  • But he's marking down,and he's asking questions
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  • to all the students.
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  • He comes up, and helooks at this young man.
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  • He goes, "Which waydo you turn
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  • when something-somethinghappens?"
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  • He goes, "Left, sir."
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  • He goes to the next one,he goes,
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  • "Which way do you turnwhen this happens?"
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  • He goes, "Right, sir."
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  • And I'm like, "God,don't let him come to me,
  • 00:20:56.445 --> 00:20:57.913
  • please don't let him come to me.
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  • My son is watching.
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  • Everyone's--"
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  • He comes up to me, and he goes,"Which way do you turn whenever
  • 00:21:02.818 --> 00:21:04.753
  • this happens?"
  • 00:21:04.786 --> 00:21:06.822
  • So I went, "I have no ideawhat you're talking about, sir.
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  • No clue."
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  • Why am I doing this?
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  • Aggressive adjustmentsmakes aggressive differences
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  • in relationships.
  • 00:21:22.304 --> 00:21:24.039
  • Are you with me?Say "Yes."
  • 00:21:24.072 --> 00:21:25.374
  • Come on, put yourhands together for that.
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  • Aggressive adjustments.
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  • And here's my favoritepart of the whole story.
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  • Jesus comes walking in the room.
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  • He doesn't even pray for her.
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  • He walks in, he takes her bythe hand, and he lifts her up.
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  • She's completely healed.
  • 00:21:43.792 --> 00:21:46.395
  • It wasn't the prayerthat healed her.
  • 00:21:46.428 --> 00:21:49.531
  • It was the presence ofGod that healed her.
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  • Now, this is what I want you tochew on for the rest of the day,
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  • for the rest of the week,for the rest of your life.
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  • In John 14:12, it says: "Anyonewho believes in me shall do
  • 00:21:59.408 --> 00:22:06.782
  • the things that I have done."
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  • Anyone.
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  • 1 Corinthians,what did I say earlier?
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  • 16--6:19, 6:19.
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  • Your--the presenceof God is in you.
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  • Charles Finney said, "Whena person is highly charged
  • 00:22:25.066 --> 00:22:30.038
  • by the power of God,they change the atmosphere
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  • when they walk into a room."
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  • If Jesus did it, if David did itwhen he sat down, and he played
  • 00:22:36.678 --> 00:22:41.049
  • the harp, spirits of depressionwould fly out of the room.
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  • I want to tell you thatwhen there is a shaking
  • 00:22:46.054 --> 00:22:50.225
  • in the nation, when there isa shaking in the city,
  • 00:22:50.258 --> 00:22:54.729
  • leadership gets rejigged.
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  • Some of the leaders that Igrew up watching and admiring,
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  • I don't know wherethey're at right now.
  • 00:23:03.305 --> 00:23:05.407
  • I have no clue wherethey are right now.
  • 00:23:05.440 --> 00:23:08.143
  • Are you the same way?
  • 00:23:08.176 --> 00:23:10.779
  • Some of the people that youadmired that lived on your
  • 00:23:10.812 --> 00:23:14.616
  • street or you went towork with, where are they?
  • 00:23:14.649 --> 00:23:21.189
  • I want to let you know thatyour number is being called.
  • 00:23:21.223 --> 00:23:27.062
  • There's going to be moremiracles on the street than
  • 00:23:27.095 --> 00:23:30.499
  • in the sanctuary.
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  • There is--this is the time forthe priesthood of the believer
  • 00:23:32.567 --> 00:23:37.372
  • to begin to operate where it'syou walking up to people
  • 00:23:37.405 --> 00:23:42.210
  • and saying, "CanI pray for you?"
  • 00:23:42.244 --> 00:23:44.679
  • Now, you may say,"I don't think so, Frankie.
  • 00:23:44.713 --> 00:23:47.482
  • You don't know who I am."
  • 00:23:47.516 --> 00:23:48.817
  • I know exactly who you are.
  • 00:23:48.850 --> 00:23:51.453
  • I don't know your name, but Iknow that you're a child of God,
  • 00:23:51.486 --> 00:23:56.124
  • that he fearfully andwonderfully formed you.
  • 00:23:56.157 --> 00:23:59.995
  • The Bible says thatbefore you were born,
  • 00:24:00.028 --> 00:24:04.666
  • he spoke your name,he called you.
  • 00:24:04.699 --> 00:24:09.104
  • He made your mouth like asharpened sword, Isaiah 49,
  • 00:24:09.137 --> 00:24:14.109
  • verse 1 and 2.
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  • That he, in the shadow ofhis hand, he concealed you.
  • 00:24:16.845 --> 00:24:21.516
  • He made you into a polishedarrow to shoot you and to send
  • 00:24:21.550 --> 00:24:27.556
  • you to places that you hadno idea were a part
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  • of your assignment.
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  • Do you receive that today?
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  • Come on, put yourhands together for me.
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  • Do you receive that?Let me hear you.
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  • Frankie: I hope youenjoyed today's message.
  • 00:24:40.135 --> 00:24:42.037
  • I'm Frankie Mazzapica.
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  • Each Sunday it is our goal tohelp you grow strong in the Lord
  • 00:24:44.172 --> 00:24:48.810
  • through a challengingmessage through God's Word.
  • 00:24:48.843 --> 00:24:52.113
  • At the conclusion of ourbroadcast, we always share
  • 00:24:52.147 --> 00:24:55.183
  • a testimony of someone who hasbeen physically healed in one
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  • of our recent services inorder to build your faith.
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  • As always, we stand ready topick up the phone and talk with
  • 00:25:03.525 --> 00:25:07.395
  • anyone who needs a prayerpartner to pray with.
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  • None of this would be possiblewithout our financial partners
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  • who are standing with uson the ground floor of this
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  • life-changing ministry.
  • 00:25:19.507 --> 00:25:21.910
  • The support and response hasbeen incredibly encouraging.
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  • We are looking for peoplewho want to join our team.
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  • It would be our honorto lock arms with you.
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  • Simply call the number on yourscreen and let's do something
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  • special for the Lord together.
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  • As a way of saying, "Thank you,"we would like to welcome you to
  • 00:25:40.362 --> 00:25:43.798
  • the team by sending my recentteaching series,
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  • "The Good Fight."
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  • I know it will blessyou and encourage you.
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  • Before I let you go, atthe conclusion of all of our
  • 00:25:52.407 --> 00:25:54.809
  • services here at CelebrationChurch, we always pray
  • 00:25:54.843 --> 00:25:58.313
  • for people who need ahealing in their body.
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  • Therefore, we'realways seeing miracles.
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  • I hope this next testimonyencourages you to believe God
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  • for miracles in your own life.
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  • Katarina: So for about a weekI kept having problems
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  • with my shoulder right here.
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  • I work out six days a week.
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  • It's what keeps me awayfrom my depression
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  • and kind of keeps me sane.
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  • And I'd been praying and askingthat next time I come to church,
  • 00:26:22.671 --> 00:26:26.608
  • if Frankie would saysomething about the shoulder.
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  • Mind you, two songs were playingwhen I first came in, that I had
  • 00:26:29.044 --> 00:26:33.381
  • on repeat all week long,along with my husband.
  • 00:26:33.415 --> 00:26:37.719
  • He ended up calling the shoulderthing, the right shoulder,
  • 00:26:37.752 --> 00:26:40.522
  • not the left, but the right.
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  • And I came down, and he prayedover me, and it almost felt like
  • 00:26:42.924 --> 00:26:50.699
  • a crackle, like somekind of warm crackle.
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  • And I'm telling you, I haven'tbeen able to raise my hands--
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  • I'm going to go home and do myworkout just to make sure, but
  • 00:26:58.807 --> 00:27:02.343
  • it's--I mean, it's mind-blowing,it really is mind-blowing,
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  • and I feel so blessed tobe a part of this church,
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  • and it's a miracle,it truly is.
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