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The Two Elements of Transformation

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December 21, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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The Two Elements of Transformation

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  • - Matthew 16:13.
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  • - Matthew 16:13."When Jesus came into
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  • "When Jesus came intothe region of Caesarea
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  • the region of CaesareaPhilippi, He asked His
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  • Philippi, He asked Hisdisciples, saying,
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  • disciples, saying,'Who do men say that the Son
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  • 'Who do men say that the Sonof Man is?'
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  • of Man is?'And they said, 'Some say
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  • And they said, 'Some sayJohn the Baptist, some Elijah,
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  • John the Baptist, some Elijah,others Jeremiah
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  • others Jeremiahand one of his --
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  • and one of his --or one his prophets.'
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  • or one his prophets.'And He said to them,
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  • And He said to them,'But who do you say that I am?'
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  • 'But who do you say that I am?'Simon Peter answered and said,
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  • Simon Peter answered and said,'You are the Christ,
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  • 'You are the Christ,the Son of the living God.'"
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  • the Son of the living God.'""Jesus answered and said
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  • "Jesus answered and saidunto him, 'Blessed are you,
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  • unto him, 'Blessed are you,Simon Bar-Jonah,
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  • Simon Bar-Jonah,for flesh and blood has not
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  • for flesh and blood has notrevealed this to you,
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  • revealed this to you,but My Father who
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  • but My Father whois in heaven.'"
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  • is in heaven.'"Now, watch, He changes
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  • Now, watch, He changeshis name in Matthew 16:18.
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  • his name in Matthew 16:18."'Now I say unto you that you
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  • "'Now I say unto you that youare Peter, and on this rock
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  • are Peter, and on this rockI will build My church,
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  • I will build My church,and the gates of Hades,'"
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  • and the gates of Hades,'"or hell: "'Shall not
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  • or hell: "'Shall notprevail against it.'"
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  • prevail against it.'"I wanna talk to you
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  • I wanna talk to youfor a few moments this morning
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  • for a few moments this morningon, "The Two Elements
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  • on, "The Two Elementsof Transformation",
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  • of Transformation",and I'll give you my two points
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  • and I'll give you my two pointsright up-front.
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  • right up-front.The two greatest elements
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  • The two greatest elementsof transformation
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  • of transformationin your family,
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  • in your family,in your weak areas,
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  • in your weak areas,in your life,
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  • in your life,they're contained
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  • they're containedin this verse.
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  • in this verse.The two greatest elements
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  • The two greatest elementsof transformation is the church
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  • of transformation is the churchand the cross.
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  • and the cross.The church and the cross.
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  • The church and the cross.I think that we need a new look,
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  • I think that we need a new look,we need to take a new look
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  • we need to take a new lookat church,
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  • at church,especially in this generation.
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  • especially in this generation.The room that I'm preaching
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  • The room that I'm preachingto right now is packed,
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  • to right now is packed,so I'm not saying this
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  • so I'm not saying thisto try to get a crowd.
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  • to try to get a crowd.I'm saying this, because I
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  • I'm saying this, because Ibelieve it's the truth.
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  • believe it's the truth.I'm afraid something
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  • I'm afraid somethingis happening in people's minds
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  • is happening in people's mindswith all of the access
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  • with all of the accessthrough internet
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  • through internetand everything else,
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  • and everything else,that church is not as important
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  • that church is not as importantas it was a generation ago.
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  • as it was a generation ago.That church is just something
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  • That church is just somethingyou do when you feel like it,
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  • you do when you feel like it,and if it's convenient.
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  • and if it's convenient.I don't think that God ever
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  • I don't think that God everintended the church
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  • intended the churchthat He wanted to build to be
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  • that He wanted to build to besomething that you sit in --
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  • something that you sit in --at home in, in your pajamas,
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  • at home in, in your pajamas,and eat corn flakes
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  • and eat corn flakeswhile you watch me
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  • while you watch meon the internet.
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  • on the internet.That's okay on occasion,
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  • That's okay on occasion,that's okay when you can't
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  • that's okay when you can'tdo it.
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  • do it.But He never meant for us --
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  • But He never meant for us --as a matter of fact,
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  • as a matter of fact,the scripture forbids us,
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  • the scripture forbids us,and says, "Do not forsake
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  • and says, "Do not forsakethe assembling
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  • the assemblingof yourselves together,"
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  • of yourselves together,"which is the manner
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  • which is the mannerof some people, but He said,
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  • of some people, but He said,"As you see the coming
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  • "As you see the comingof the Lord and the signs
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  • of the Lord and the signsof the times," like we've seen
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  • of the times," like we've seenthis week as a nation happening,
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  • this week as a nation happening,even more you need
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  • even more you needto run to the House of God.
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  • to run to the House of God.And it's not just about you,
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  • And it's not just about you,it's about your family
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  • it's about your familybeing raised in a climate
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  • being raised in a climateand atmosphere that says
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  • and atmosphere that sayschurch is important.
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  • church is important.We need to celebrate
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  • We need to celebratethe church again.
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  • the church again.We need to celebrate
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  • We need to celebrateand love God's church.
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  • and love God's church.Let me say it like this.
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  • Let me say it like this.A good doctor will keep you out
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  • A good doctor will keep you outof the hospital.
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  • of the hospital.A good lawyer will keep you
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  • A good lawyer will keep youout of jail.
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  • out of jail.And a good church will keep you
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  • And a good church will keep youout of hell.
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  • out of hell.Is that clear enough for you?
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  • Is that clear enough for you?That's how important it is.
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  • That's how important it is.That's how critical it is.
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  • That's how critical it is.You could be in some area
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  • You could be in some areawhere there's no good church,
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  • where there's no good church,and no good music,
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  • and no good music,no good preaching,
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  • no good preaching,no good ministry
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  • no good ministryfor your children,
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  • for your children,but you're blessed today,
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  • but you're blessed today,and I'm blessed today.
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  • and I'm blessed today.Hallelujah.
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  • Hallelujah.Glory to God.
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  • Glory to God.I'm about to preach
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  • I'm about to preachmyself happy.
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  • myself happy.It's the truth.
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  • It's the truth.Jesus shows us the power
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  • Jesus shows us the powerof transformation in the church
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  • of transformation in the churchwhen He made the connection
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  • when He made the connectionto the church
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  • to the churchand a transformation
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  • and a transformationin Simon Peter's life.
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  • in Simon Peter's life.He said in Matthew 16:17,
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  • He said in Matthew 16:17,He calls him Simon.
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  • He calls him Simon.Then, He calls him Simon
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  • Then, He calls him SimonBar-Jonas, but when He gets
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  • Bar-Jonas, but when He getsa revelation of who Christ is,
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  • a revelation of who Christ is,then He reveals something
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  • then He reveals somethingto him, and suddenly,
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  • to him, and suddenly,He says, "I'm changing your name
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  • He says, "I'm changing your namefrom Simon to Peter."
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  • from Simon to Peter."Simon means weak, like sand,
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  • Simon means weak, like sand,and Peter means strong,
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  • and Peter means strong,like a rock.
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  • like a rock.The church has the power,
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  • The church has the power,through Jesus Christ
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  • through Jesus Christand the Gospel,
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  • and the Gospel,to transform lives.
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  • to transform lives.The weak become strong.
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  • The weak become strong.The sand becomes rock solid
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  • The sand becomes rock solidin your life when you get
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  • in your life when you getin a church.
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  • in a church.It can, it will,
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  • It can, it will,if you will continue
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  • if you will continueto faithfully attend.
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  • to faithfully attend.It will become a transformation
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  • It will become a transformationpower in your family,
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  • power in your family,and in your life.
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  • and in your life.If any man be in Christ,
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  • If any man be in Christ,he is a new creation.
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  • he is a new creation.And Paul said
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  • And Paul saidin 1 Corinthians 6,
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  • in 1 Corinthians 6,he lists this horrible catalog
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  • he lists this horrible catalogof sin, from drunkenness
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  • of sin, from drunkennessto fornication, and then he says
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  • to fornication, and then he saysthese words:
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  • these words:"And such were some of you."
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  • "And such were some of you."But you got in church,
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  • But you got in church,you got washed,
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  • you got washed,you got cleansed,
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  • you got cleansed,you got baptized, and now,
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  • you got baptized, and now,you're not who you used to be.
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  • you're not who you used to be.A church is not a building
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  • A church is not a buildingwith a steeple
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  • with a steepleand a cross on it.
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  • and a cross on it.A church is not a building
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  • A church is not a buildingwith pews or seats,
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  • with pews or seats,and a platform,
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  • and a platform,and a choir and music.
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  • and a choir and music.That does not
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  • That does notmean it's a church.
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  • mean it's a church.If it's not changing lives,
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  • If it's not changing lives,if you don't see transformation,
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  • if you don't see transformation,a true church
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  • a true churchis transforming lives.
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  • is transforming lives.Weak people are becoming strong.
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  • Weak people are becoming strong.People who are
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  • People who aredefeated and bound
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  • defeated and boundare becoming victorious,
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  • are becoming victorious,and they're becoming --
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  • and they're becoming --their families are going
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  • their families are goingfrom divorce to love,
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  • from divorce to love,and forgiveness,
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  • and forgiveness,and restoration.
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  • and restoration.If that's not happening
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  • If that's not happeningin your church,
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  • in your church,it's not a church.
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  • it's not a church.The proof of a church
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  • The proof of a churchis a changed life.
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  • is a changed life.People come in with all kinds
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  • People come in with all kindsof ugly messes in their life.
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  • of ugly messes in their life.They come in one way,
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  • They come in one way,but they leave another.
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  • but they leave another.They come in awful looking,
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  • They come in awful looking,messed up by life,
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  • messed up by life,but they leave a beautiful bride
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  • but they leave a beautiful brideof Christ.
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  • of Christ.That's what church does.
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  • That's what church does.It takes the weak,
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  • It takes the weak,and makes 'em strong.
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  • and makes 'em strong.The defeated,
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  • The defeated,it makes 'em victorious,
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  • it makes 'em victorious,and you're in an atmosphere
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  • and you're in an atmosphereof transformation.
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  • of transformation.There's hope for your marriage,
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  • There's hope for your marriage,there's hope for your addiction,
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  • there's hope for your addiction,there's hope
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  • there's hopefor your weakest place.
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  • for your weakest place.If you'll get in church,
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  • If you'll get in church,get around God,
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  • get around God,hear the Word of God,
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  • hear the Word of God,He can transform your life
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  • He can transform your lifeto a place of victory.
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  • to a place of victory.Let's praise the Lord
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  • Let's praise the Lordfor transformation.
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  • for transformation.Tell somebody around you,
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  • Tell somebody around you,"Welcome to the church."
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  • "Welcome to the church."Here's what I've
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  • Here's what I'vefound at church.
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  • found at church.I've found a pardon for my past,
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  • I've found a pardon for my past,I've found power for my present,
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  • I've found power for my present,and I've found promises
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  • and I've found promisesfor my future.
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  • for my future.And that's why I believe in it,
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  • And that's why I believe in it,and that's why I attend it,
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  • and that's why I attend it,and that's why if I weren't
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  • and that's why if I weren'ta preacher,
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  • a preacher,I'd make sure --
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  • I'd make sure --I don't care how much God
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  • I don't care how much Godblesses me, I'd have my family
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  • blesses me, I'd have my familyin church, because all
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  • in church, because allof that comes only through
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  • of that comes only throughthe church.
  • 00:07:51.172 --> 00:07:52.440
  • the church.It is a priority, it is not
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  • It is a priority, it is notsecond to something.
  • 00:07:54.142 --> 00:07:56.344
  • second to something.Everything you have comes out
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  • Everything you have comes outof your connection
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  • of your connectionto God's House.
  • 00:07:58.847 --> 00:08:00.982
  • to God's House.I firmly believe that.
  • 00:08:00.982 --> 00:08:04.452
  • I firmly believe that.Everything lasting.
  • 00:08:04.452 --> 00:08:06.988
  • Everything lasting.Genesis 2:18 says:
  • 00:08:06.988 --> 00:08:09.157
  • Genesis 2:18 says:"It's not good that man
  • 00:08:09.157 --> 00:08:11.159
  • "It's not good that manshould be alone.
  • 00:08:11.159 --> 00:08:12.093
  • should be alone.I will make him,"
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  • I will make him,"notice the wording:
  • 00:08:13.161 --> 00:08:16.298
  • notice the wording:"A help-meet," M-E-E-T.
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  • "A help-meet," M-E-E-T.That's not a misprint,
  • 00:08:17.566 --> 00:08:19.334
  • That's not a misprint,it's not help-mate, it's meet.
  • 00:08:19.334 --> 00:08:20.869
  • it's not help-mate, it's meet.I'll help -- "I'll give him,"
  • 00:08:20.869 --> 00:08:22.103
  • I'll help -- "I'll give him,"or make him:
  • 00:08:22.103 --> 00:08:24.606
  • or make him:"A help-meet for him."
  • 00:08:24.606 --> 00:08:26.041
  • "A help-meet for him."You know what the words
  • 00:08:26.041 --> 00:08:28.076
  • You know what the wordshelp-meet mean
  • 00:08:28.076 --> 00:08:29.377
  • help-meet meanin the original language?
  • 00:08:29.377 --> 00:08:30.645
  • in the original language?You're not gonna believe it.
  • 00:08:30.645 --> 00:08:32.013
  • You're not gonna believe it.God said to Adam,
  • 00:08:32.013 --> 00:08:33.214
  • God said to Adam,"I'm going to introduce
  • 00:08:33.214 --> 00:08:34.349
  • "I'm going to introduceyou to your help-meet,"
  • 00:08:34.349 --> 00:08:35.850
  • you to your help-meet,"and in the original language,
  • 00:08:35.850 --> 00:08:37.652
  • and in the original language,it means I'm going to introduce
  • 00:08:37.652 --> 00:08:42.223
  • it means I'm going to introduceyou to your other self.
  • 00:08:42.223 --> 00:08:44.192
  • you to your other self.I'm going to introduce you
  • 00:08:44.192 --> 00:08:47.829
  • I'm going to introduce youto your completed self.
  • 00:08:47.829 --> 00:08:51.166
  • to your completed self.Eve is a type of the church,
  • 00:08:51.166 --> 00:08:52.334
  • Eve is a type of the church,and the church
  • 00:08:52.334 --> 00:08:54.302
  • and the churchis your help-meet.
  • 00:08:54.302 --> 00:08:56.338
  • is your help-meet.The church will help you meet
  • 00:08:56.338 --> 00:09:00.075
  • The church will help you meetevery challenge in your life.
  • 00:09:00.075 --> 00:09:01.309
  • every challenge in your life.The church will help you meet
  • 00:09:01.309 --> 00:09:03.411
  • The church will help you meetthe sin challenge.
  • 00:09:03.411 --> 00:09:05.113
  • the sin challenge.The church will help you meet
  • 00:09:05.113 --> 00:09:07.215
  • The church will help you meetthe family challenge,
  • 00:09:07.215 --> 00:09:11.620
  • the family challenge,of raising children, teenagers.
  • 00:09:11.620 --> 00:09:13.088
  • of raising children, teenagers.The church will help you
  • 00:09:13.088 --> 00:09:14.322
  • The church will help youmeet that challenge.
  • 00:09:14.322 --> 00:09:15.924
  • meet that challenge.Do I need to go further?
  • 00:09:15.924 --> 00:09:17.993
  • Do I need to go further?I can.
  • 00:09:17.993 --> 00:09:19.594
  • I can.The church will help you meet
  • 00:09:19.594 --> 00:09:21.096
  • The church will help you meetthe financial challenges
  • 00:09:21.096 --> 00:09:22.263
  • the financial challengesof life.
  • 00:09:22.263 --> 00:09:23.698
  • of life.The church will help you meet
  • 00:09:23.698 --> 00:09:27.435
  • The church will help you meetthe physical challenges of life.
  • 00:09:27.435 --> 00:09:28.970
  • the physical challenges of life.It's at the church,
  • 00:09:28.970 --> 00:09:30.105
  • It's at the church,it will help you meet
  • 00:09:30.105 --> 00:09:31.673
  • it will help you meetevery challenge of life,
  • 00:09:31.673 --> 00:09:32.340
  • every challenge of life,and I'm gonna tell you
  • 00:09:32.340 --> 00:09:33.141
  • and I'm gonna tell yousomething else.
  • 00:09:33.141 --> 00:09:34.509
  • something else.It's at the church
  • 00:09:34.509 --> 00:09:36.111
  • It's at the churchthat you get introduced
  • 00:09:36.111 --> 00:09:38.713
  • that you get introducedto your other self.
  • 00:09:38.713 --> 00:09:39.914
  • to your other self.It's in the church
  • 00:09:39.914 --> 00:09:43.551
  • It's in the churchthat I found out I am somebody.
  • 00:09:43.551 --> 00:09:45.754
  • that I found out I am somebody.I'm going somewhere.
  • 00:09:45.754 --> 00:09:47.355
  • I'm going somewhere.And I'm gonna do something
  • 00:09:47.355 --> 00:09:49.424
  • And I'm gonna do somethingbig with my life for God.
  • 00:09:49.424 --> 00:09:50.025
  • big with my life for God.You're gonna help me
  • 00:09:50.025 --> 00:09:51.326
  • You're gonna help mepreach that.
  • 00:09:51.326 --> 00:09:52.060
  • preach that.I'm on a campaign
  • 00:09:52.060 --> 00:09:53.828
  • I'm on a campaignwith those three lines.
  • 00:09:53.828 --> 00:09:54.829
  • with those three lines.Everybody shout,
  • 00:09:54.829 --> 00:09:56.998
  • Everybody shout,"I am somebody,
  • 00:09:56.998 --> 00:09:59.134
  • "I am somebody,I'm going somewhere,
  • 00:09:59.134 --> 00:10:01.069
  • I'm going somewhere,and I'm doing something big
  • 00:10:01.069 --> 00:10:03.004
  • and I'm doing something bigwith my life
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  • with my lifefor Jesus Christ."
  • 00:10:03.905 --> 00:10:09.911
  • for Jesus Christ."You learn that in the church.
  • 00:10:09.911 --> 00:10:13.715
  • You learn that in the church.Your children will, too.
  • 00:10:13.715 --> 00:10:15.250
  • Your children will, too.Mark 4,
  • 00:10:15.250 --> 00:10:16.918
  • Mark 4,the New King James Version
  • 00:10:16.918 --> 00:10:17.886
  • the New King James Versionof the Bible says:
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  • of the Bible says:"Let us cross over
  • 00:10:20.188 --> 00:10:21.256
  • "Let us cross overto the other side."
  • 00:10:21.256 --> 00:10:22.791
  • to the other side."Transformation comes,
  • 00:10:22.791 --> 00:10:24.392
  • Transformation comes,number one, through the church.
  • 00:10:24.392 --> 00:10:26.027
  • number one, through the church.Secondly, it comes through
  • 00:10:26.027 --> 00:10:26.761
  • Secondly, it comes throughthe preaching
  • 00:10:26.761 --> 00:10:29.764
  • the preachingand the power of the cross.
  • 00:10:29.764 --> 00:10:30.765
  • and the power of the cross.And when He said
  • 00:10:30.765 --> 00:10:31.800
  • And when He saidto His disciples,
  • 00:10:31.800 --> 00:10:33.268
  • to His disciples,"Let us cross over
  • 00:10:33.268 --> 00:10:34.369
  • "Let us cross overto the other side,"
  • 00:10:34.369 --> 00:10:36.271
  • to the other side,"He gave a revelation.
  • 00:10:36.271 --> 00:10:37.305
  • He gave a revelation.There's some things
  • 00:10:37.305 --> 00:10:39.140
  • There's some thingsyou will never get over
  • 00:10:39.140 --> 00:10:42.077
  • you will never get overwithout the cross.
  • 00:10:42.077 --> 00:10:42.744
  • without the cross.The only way
  • 00:10:42.744 --> 00:10:44.479
  • The only wayyou get over the abuse
  • 00:10:44.479 --> 00:10:45.413
  • you get over the abusethat you've been through
  • 00:10:45.413 --> 00:10:47.816
  • that you've been throughis to cross over.
  • 00:10:47.816 --> 00:10:48.349
  • is to cross over.The only way
  • 00:10:48.349 --> 00:10:49.918
  • The only wayyou get over the divorce,
  • 00:10:49.918 --> 00:10:51.386
  • you get over the divorce,the only way you get over
  • 00:10:51.386 --> 00:10:52.587
  • the only way you get overthe bad deal
  • 00:10:52.587 --> 00:10:54.122
  • the bad dealthat somebody ripped you off,
  • 00:10:54.122 --> 00:10:55.523
  • that somebody ripped you off,and you're bitter about it,
  • 00:10:55.523 --> 00:10:56.257
  • and you're bitter about it,and you've been paying
  • 00:10:56.257 --> 00:10:57.425
  • and you've been payingfor it ever since,
  • 00:10:57.425 --> 00:10:58.860
  • for it ever since,the only way to get over
  • 00:10:58.860 --> 00:11:02.297
  • the only way to get overis to cross over.
  • 00:11:02.297 --> 00:11:03.298
  • is to cross over.The only way over
  • 00:11:03.298 --> 00:11:04.466
  • The only way overis to cross over.
  • 00:11:04.466 --> 00:11:05.800
  • is to cross over.The only thing that will
  • 00:11:05.800 --> 00:11:08.069
  • The only thing that willget you over is the cross.
  • 00:11:08.069 --> 00:11:09.604
  • get you over is the cross.The only way to be free
  • 00:11:09.604 --> 00:11:11.840
  • The only way to be freefrom your sin and your shame
  • 00:11:11.840 --> 00:11:16.244
  • from your sin and your shameis to cross over.
  • 00:11:16.244 --> 00:11:17.579
  • is to cross over.That's the power
  • 00:11:17.579 --> 00:11:18.246
  • That's the powerof the cross
  • 00:11:18.246 --> 00:11:21.916
  • of the crossto transform your life.
  • 00:11:21.916 --> 00:11:23.918
  • to transform your life.In 2 Kings 6,
  • 00:11:23.918 --> 00:11:25.386
  • In 2 Kings 6,there's a story
  • 00:11:25.386 --> 00:11:26.855
  • there's a storyof a building program
  • 00:11:26.855 --> 00:11:29.891
  • of a building programfor the sons of the prophets.
  • 00:11:29.891 --> 00:11:31.226
  • for the sons of the prophets.They needed to enlarge
  • 00:11:31.226 --> 00:11:33.661
  • They needed to enlargetheir training center.
  • 00:11:33.661 --> 00:11:34.796
  • their training center.And so, the Bible said
  • 00:11:34.796 --> 00:11:36.931
  • And so, the Bible saidthey were enlarging the place,
  • 00:11:36.931 --> 00:11:39.033
  • they were enlarging the place,and a man had borrowed an axe,
  • 00:11:39.033 --> 00:11:40.969
  • and a man had borrowed an axe,and he was chopping down trees.
  • 00:11:40.969 --> 00:11:43.471
  • and he was chopping down trees.And the axe head got loose,
  • 00:11:43.471 --> 00:11:44.773
  • And the axe head got loose,and then as he went back
  • 00:11:44.773 --> 00:11:45.306
  • and then as he went backto swing it,
  • 00:11:45.306 --> 00:11:46.474
  • to swing it,and went forward,
  • 00:11:46.474 --> 00:11:48.276
  • and went forward,the axe head flew off,
  • 00:11:48.276 --> 00:11:49.477
  • the axe head flew off,after it got loose,
  • 00:11:49.477 --> 00:11:50.879
  • after it got loose,and went into the deep,
  • 00:11:50.879 --> 00:11:54.015
  • and went into the deep,raging Jordan River,
  • 00:11:54.015 --> 00:11:56.518
  • raging Jordan River,and it began to sink,
  • 00:11:56.518 --> 00:11:57.952
  • and it began to sink,and it went down into the muck
  • 00:11:57.952 --> 00:11:58.887
  • and it went down into the muckand the mire
  • 00:11:58.887 --> 00:12:01.523
  • and the mireof the Jordan River.
  • 00:12:01.523 --> 00:12:02.557
  • of the Jordan River.There's a real truth
  • 00:12:02.557 --> 00:12:04.592
  • There's a real truththat I wanna give you.
  • 00:12:04.592 --> 00:12:06.728
  • that I wanna give you.Before the axe head
  • 00:12:06.728 --> 00:12:08.663
  • Before the axe headever got lost,
  • 00:12:08.663 --> 00:12:10.698
  • ever got lost,it first got loose.
  • 00:12:10.698 --> 00:12:13.902
  • it first got loose.Before anything ever gets lost,
  • 00:12:13.902 --> 00:12:17.005
  • Before anything ever gets lost,it first gets loose.
  • 00:12:17.005 --> 00:12:18.173
  • it first gets loose.Every once in awhile,
  • 00:12:18.173 --> 00:12:20.542
  • Every once in awhile,you need to ask yourself,
  • 00:12:20.542 --> 00:12:21.476
  • you need to ask yourself,am I getting loose
  • 00:12:21.476 --> 00:12:23.178
  • am I getting loosein my convictions?
  • 00:12:23.178 --> 00:12:24.012
  • in my convictions?Am I getting loose
  • 00:12:24.012 --> 00:12:26.080
  • Am I getting loosein my church attendance?
  • 00:12:26.080 --> 00:12:27.115
  • in my church attendance?Am I getting loose
  • 00:12:27.115 --> 00:12:29.250
  • Am I getting loosein my tithing and supporting
  • 00:12:29.250 --> 00:12:30.318
  • in my tithing and supportingthe work of the Lord?
  • 00:12:30.318 --> 00:12:31.820
  • the work of the Lord?Because when things
  • 00:12:31.820 --> 00:12:32.720
  • Because when thingsstart getting loose
  • 00:12:32.720 --> 00:12:34.522
  • start getting loosein your walk with God,
  • 00:12:34.522 --> 00:12:35.490
  • in your walk with God,and with the Word of God,
  • 00:12:35.490 --> 00:12:36.324
  • and with the Word of God,every now and then,
  • 00:12:36.324 --> 00:12:37.892
  • every now and then,you need to get a brand new,
  • 00:12:37.892 --> 00:12:40.461
  • you need to get a brand new,firm grip on Jesus.
  • 00:12:40.461 --> 00:12:41.696
  • firm grip on Jesus.A brand new, firm grip.
  • 00:12:41.696 --> 00:12:42.897
  • A brand new, firm grip.You need to get a grip,
  • 00:12:42.897 --> 00:12:44.165
  • You need to get a grip,and tighten your grip, on God.
  • 00:12:44.165 --> 00:12:46.434
  • and tighten your grip, on God.And I've never seen it,
  • 00:12:46.434 --> 00:12:48.002
  • And I've never seen it,I've been around a long time.
  • 00:12:48.002 --> 00:12:49.404
  • I've been around a long time.Anytime you see people
  • 00:12:49.404 --> 00:12:50.438
  • Anytime you see peoplestarting, getting --
  • 00:12:50.438 --> 00:12:51.773
  • starting, getting --starting to get loose
  • 00:12:51.773 --> 00:12:53.641
  • starting to get loosein their convictions,
  • 00:12:53.641 --> 00:12:54.209
  • in their convictions,loose in their
  • 00:12:54.209 --> 00:12:56.177
  • loose in theirpersonal standards,
  • 00:12:56.177 --> 00:12:57.278
  • personal standards,loose with things
  • 00:12:57.278 --> 00:12:59.314
  • loose with thingsthey used to hold
  • 00:12:59.314 --> 00:13:01.649
  • they used to holdas a sacrifice and a way
  • 00:13:01.649 --> 00:13:03.585
  • as a sacrifice and a wayof saying thank You, Lord.
  • 00:13:03.585 --> 00:13:04.686
  • of saying thank You, Lord.Now, suddenly,
  • 00:13:04.686 --> 00:13:06.788
  • Now, suddenly,they're getting loose with it.
  • 00:13:06.788 --> 00:13:07.422
  • they're getting loose with it.When you get loose,
  • 00:13:07.422 --> 00:13:08.289
  • When you get loose,it's a matter of time
  • 00:13:08.289 --> 00:13:10.825
  • it's a matter of timebefore you start losing.
  • 00:13:10.825 --> 00:13:11.960
  • before you start losing.Something's gonna be lost
  • 00:13:11.960 --> 00:13:14.262
  • Something's gonna be lostwhen you get loose.
  • 00:13:14.262 --> 00:13:15.797
  • when you get loose.Now, watch this.
  • 00:13:15.797 --> 00:13:16.464
  • Now, watch this."And the man said,
  • 00:13:16.464 --> 00:13:17.465
  • "And the man said,'Alas, master!
  • 00:13:17.465 --> 00:13:18.600
  • 'Alas, master!It was borrowed.'
  • 00:13:18.600 --> 00:13:19.901
  • It was borrowed.'And the prophet said,
  • 00:13:19.901 --> 00:13:22.837
  • And the prophet said,'Where did it fall?'"
  • 00:13:22.837 --> 00:13:23.471
  • 'Where did it fall?'"And he said, "Oh,
  • 00:13:23.471 --> 00:13:24.505
  • And he said, "Oh,it's about over --
  • 00:13:24.505 --> 00:13:25.139
  • it's about over --right over there,
  • 00:13:25.139 --> 00:13:26.774
  • right over there,right over there in that area.
  • 00:13:26.774 --> 00:13:27.408
  • right over there in that area.See, if you go out
  • 00:13:27.408 --> 00:13:28.443
  • See, if you go outabout ten feet,
  • 00:13:28.443 --> 00:13:29.077
  • about ten feet,right in the middle
  • 00:13:29.077 --> 00:13:29.811
  • right in the middleof the river,
  • 00:13:29.811 --> 00:13:31.579
  • of the river,that's where it went down.
  • 00:13:31.579 --> 00:13:32.380
  • that's where it went down.Of course, it's gone,
  • 00:13:32.380 --> 00:13:34.816
  • Of course, it's gone,but that's where it went."
  • 00:13:34.816 --> 00:13:35.583
  • but that's where it went."And the Bible said
  • 00:13:35.583 --> 00:13:37.018
  • And the Bible saidthe prophet cut down
  • 00:13:37.018 --> 00:13:39.754
  • the prophet cut downa branch off of the tree.
  • 00:13:39.754 --> 00:13:40.922
  • a branch off of the tree.Watch this.
  • 00:13:40.922 --> 00:13:42.590
  • Watch this.He takes off a part
  • 00:13:42.590 --> 00:13:43.491
  • He takes off a partof a branch of a tree
  • 00:13:43.491 --> 00:13:45.693
  • of a branch of a treethat represents the tree
  • 00:13:45.693 --> 00:13:47.362
  • that represents the treewhere Jesus shed His blood,
  • 00:13:47.362 --> 00:13:48.730
  • where Jesus shed His blood,the cross, Calvary.
  • 00:13:48.730 --> 00:13:49.998
  • the cross, Calvary.And he throws it
  • 00:13:49.998 --> 00:13:51.833
  • And he throws itin the proximity of where
  • 00:13:51.833 --> 00:13:53.868
  • in the proximity of wherethat loss took place,
  • 00:13:53.868 --> 00:13:56.237
  • that loss took place,and suddenly, I'm telling you,
  • 00:13:56.237 --> 00:13:58.473
  • and suddenly, I'm telling you,when you get in an atmosphere
  • 00:13:58.473 --> 00:13:59.741
  • when you get in an atmospherewhere the cross
  • 00:13:59.741 --> 00:14:02.010
  • where the crossis being preached in church,
  • 00:14:02.010 --> 00:14:02.577
  • is being preached in church,and the preacher --
  • 00:14:02.577 --> 00:14:03.244
  • and the preacher --that's what I'm doing,
  • 00:14:03.244 --> 00:14:05.179
  • that's what I'm doing,I'm throwing tree limbs.
  • 00:14:05.179 --> 00:14:06.381
  • I'm throwing tree limbs.You're watching me right now,
  • 00:14:06.381 --> 00:14:06.881
  • You're watching me right now,and I don't
  • 00:14:06.881 --> 00:14:07.415
  • and I don'tcare what you've lost,
  • 00:14:07.415 --> 00:14:08.683
  • care what you've lost,I'm telling you.
  • 00:14:08.683 --> 00:14:09.450
  • I'm telling you.I'm throwing you
  • 00:14:09.450 --> 00:14:10.685
  • I'm throwing youthe cross of Jesus --
  • 00:14:10.685 --> 00:14:11.786
  • the cross of Jesus --a piece of the cross,
  • 00:14:11.786 --> 00:14:13.588
  • a piece of the cross,and anywhere the piece --
  • 00:14:13.588 --> 00:14:14.222
  • and anywhere the piece --if it can just --
  • 00:14:14.222 --> 00:14:14.923
  • if it can just --if you just get
  • 00:14:14.923 --> 00:14:16.157
  • if you just getin the proximity.
  • 00:14:16.157 --> 00:14:17.325
  • in the proximity.If it can just get
  • 00:14:17.325 --> 00:14:18.526
  • If it can just getin the vicinity
  • 00:14:18.526 --> 00:14:19.861
  • in the vicinityof where you are,
  • 00:14:19.861 --> 00:14:21.095
  • of where you are,then suddenly,
  • 00:14:21.095 --> 00:14:22.397
  • then suddenly,something started --
  • 00:14:22.397 --> 00:14:23.564
  • something started --I can preach it like I want to.
  • 00:14:23.564 --> 00:14:25.466
  • I can preach it like I want to.Something happened down there
  • 00:14:25.466 --> 00:14:27.001
  • Something happened down thereon the bottom of that river.
  • 00:14:27.001 --> 00:14:28.536
  • on the bottom of that river.I could see that old iron
  • 00:14:28.536 --> 00:14:31.572
  • I could see that old ironaxe head whose nature
  • 00:14:31.572 --> 00:14:33.374
  • axe head whose naturewas to go and find
  • 00:14:33.374 --> 00:14:35.043
  • was to go and findthe lowest places
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  • the lowest placesand the lowest people
  • 00:14:35.810 --> 00:14:36.744
  • and the lowest peopleyou can find,
  • 00:14:36.744 --> 00:14:38.012
  • you can find,and get in the muck
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  • and get in the muckand the mire, but when it got
  • 00:14:39.280 --> 00:14:40.882
  • and the mire, but when it gotaround that stick.
  • 00:14:40.882 --> 00:14:41.749
  • around that stick.If that stick
  • 00:14:41.749 --> 00:14:43.217
  • If that stickcan just get in the proximity
  • 00:14:43.217 --> 00:14:44.585
  • can just get in the proximityof a drug addict,
  • 00:14:44.585 --> 00:14:45.987
  • of a drug addict,get in the proximity
  • 00:14:45.987 --> 00:14:47.288
  • get in the proximityof somebody
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  • of somebodywho's an alcoholic,
  • 00:14:48.222 --> 00:14:49.324
  • who's an alcoholic,or somebody whose family's
  • 00:14:49.324 --> 00:14:50.525
  • or somebody whose family'sfalling to pieces,
  • 00:14:50.525 --> 00:14:52.460
  • falling to pieces,and they're stuck in the muck
  • 00:14:52.460 --> 00:14:53.561
  • and they're stuck in the muckand the mire of bitterness
  • 00:14:53.561 --> 00:14:55.630
  • and the mire of bitternessand hate and unforgiveness,
  • 00:14:55.630 --> 00:14:57.065
  • and hate and unforgiveness,suddenly, that old axe head
  • 00:14:57.065 --> 00:14:58.800
  • suddenly, that old axe headsaid, "I'm coming up."
  • 00:14:58.800 --> 00:14:59.968
  • said, "I'm coming up."I could see it shaking off
  • 00:14:59.968 --> 00:15:01.502
  • I could see it shaking offthe muck and the mire,
  • 00:15:01.502 --> 00:15:03.271
  • the muck and the mire,and your Bible,
  • 00:15:03.271 --> 00:15:04.939
  • and your Bible,one of the most miraculous
  • 00:15:04.939 --> 00:15:06.341
  • one of the most miraculousverses in all of the Bible,
  • 00:15:06.341 --> 00:15:12.246
  • verses in all of the Bible,and the axe head did swim.
  • 00:15:12.246 --> 00:15:13.081
  • and the axe head did swim.No, no, no.
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  • No, no, no.No, no.
  • 00:15:13.548 --> 00:15:14.248
  • No, no.You don't understand
  • 00:15:14.248 --> 00:15:15.516
  • You don't understandwhat I'm saying.
  • 00:15:15.516 --> 00:15:18.019
  • what I'm saying.I believe the Bible.
  • 00:15:18.019 --> 00:15:20.188
  • I believe the Bible.What was once a sinker
  • 00:15:20.188 --> 00:15:22.557
  • What was once a sinkerbecame a swimmer.
  • 00:15:22.557 --> 00:15:24.792
  • became a swimmer.And when it said it swam,
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  • And when it said it swam,that means it was doing this.
  • 00:15:30.231 --> 00:15:31.432
  • that means it was doing this.And it's coming up,
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  • And it's coming up,and it's swimming,
  • 00:15:32.967 --> 00:15:34.168
  • and it's swimming,and the catfish see it,
  • 00:15:34.168 --> 00:15:36.637
  • and the catfish see it,and says, "What is going on?
  • 00:15:36.637 --> 00:15:37.772
  • and says, "What is going on?That's not --
  • 00:15:37.772 --> 00:15:38.906
  • That's not --your nature is to plunge
  • 00:15:38.906 --> 00:15:40.475
  • your nature is to plungeto the depths.
  • 00:15:40.475 --> 00:15:42.744
  • to the depths.Your nature is to go down there
  • 00:15:42.744 --> 00:15:44.012
  • Your nature is to go down therewith the lowest
  • 00:15:44.012 --> 00:15:45.880
  • with the lowestof the lowest, but now,
  • 00:15:45.880 --> 00:15:47.281
  • of the lowest, but now,you've gone from being a sinker
  • 00:15:47.281 --> 00:15:49.817
  • you've gone from being a sinkerto being a swimmer."
  • 00:15:49.817 --> 00:15:50.685
  • to being a swimmer."It's that tree.
  • 00:15:50.685 --> 00:15:52.587
  • It's that tree.It's that tree.
  • 00:15:52.587 --> 00:15:54.255
  • It's that tree.That tree is pulling me up
  • 00:15:54.255 --> 00:15:55.490
  • That tree is pulling me upout of my addiction.
  • 00:15:55.490 --> 00:15:56.491
  • out of my addiction.It's pulling me up
  • 00:15:56.491 --> 00:15:57.925
  • It's pulling me upout of my sin,
  • 00:15:57.925 --> 00:15:58.893
  • out of my sin,it's pulling me up
  • 00:15:58.893 --> 00:16:01.996
  • it's pulling me upout of my condemnation.
  • 00:16:01.996 --> 00:16:02.363
  • out of my condemnation.The turtle says,
  • 00:16:02.363 --> 00:16:03.931
  • The turtle says,"What is going on?"
  • 00:16:03.931 --> 00:16:06.000
  • "What is going on?"He said, "I'm going up higher.
  • 00:16:06.000 --> 00:16:08.036
  • He said, "I'm going up higher.I'm headed to restoration.
  • 00:16:08.036 --> 00:16:10.438
  • I'm headed to restoration.I feel the power of the cross,
  • 00:16:10.438 --> 00:16:12.373
  • I feel the power of the cross,and it's transforming me
  • 00:16:12.373 --> 00:16:19.147
  • and it's transforming mefrom a sinker to a swimmer."
  • 00:16:19.147 --> 00:16:19.747
  • from a sinker to a swimmer."How many of you remember
  • 00:16:19.747 --> 00:16:23.584
  • How many of you rememberwhen you were on the bottom?
  • 00:16:23.584 --> 00:16:25.787
  • when you were on the bottom?Oh, you've forgot?
  • 00:16:25.787 --> 00:16:27.088
  • Oh, you've forgot?Do I need to pull some out
  • 00:16:27.088 --> 00:16:27.789
  • Do I need to pull some outand embarrass you,
  • 00:16:27.789 --> 00:16:28.990
  • and embarrass you,and tell your whole story
  • 00:16:28.990 --> 00:16:31.859
  • and tell your whole storythat you told me?
  • 00:16:31.859 --> 00:16:32.727
  • that you told me?How many of you remember
  • 00:16:32.727 --> 00:16:33.528
  • How many of you rememberwhen you were in the muck
  • 00:16:33.528 --> 00:16:37.298
  • when you were in the muckand the mire?
  • 00:16:37.298 --> 00:16:38.733
  • and the mire?I was sinking,
  • 00:16:38.733 --> 00:16:40.735
  • I was sinking,deep in sin.
  • 00:16:40.735 --> 00:16:43.438
  • deep in sin.Far from the peaceful shore.
  • 00:16:43.438 --> 00:16:46.541
  • Far from the peaceful shore.Very deeply stained within.
  • 00:16:46.541 --> 00:16:49.677
  • Very deeply stained within.Sinking to rise no more.
  • 00:16:49.677 --> 00:16:53.047
  • Sinking to rise no more.But the Master of the sea
  • 00:16:53.047 --> 00:16:56.551
  • But the Master of the seaheard my despairing cry,
  • 00:16:56.551 --> 00:16:59.387
  • heard my despairing cry,from the waters He lifted me.
  • 00:16:59.387 --> 00:17:01.622
  • from the waters He lifted me.Now, safe am I.
  • 00:17:01.622 --> 00:17:02.590
  • Now, safe am I.I don't know about you,
  • 00:17:02.590 --> 00:17:05.626
  • I don't know about you,but love lifted me.
  • 00:17:05.626 --> 00:17:06.561
  • but love lifted me.When nothing else
  • 00:17:06.561 --> 00:17:08.763
  • When nothing elsecould help, praise God.
  • 00:17:08.763 --> 00:17:10.331
  • could help, praise God.When I couldn't get the muck
  • 00:17:10.331 --> 00:17:12.200
  • When I couldn't get the muckand the mire off my life,
  • 00:17:12.200 --> 00:17:15.369
  • and the mire off my life,love lifted me,
  • 00:17:15.369 --> 00:17:16.604
  • love lifted me,and it'll lift you
  • 00:17:16.604 --> 00:17:19.107
  • and it'll lift youto a place of victory.
  • 00:17:19.107 --> 00:17:21.909
  • to a place of victory.It comes through the cross,
  • 00:17:21.909 --> 00:17:24.278
  • It comes through the cross,the mercy, the grace, the blood,
  • 00:17:24.278 --> 00:17:27.615
  • the mercy, the grace, the blood,the name of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:17:27.615 --> 00:17:31.486
  • the name of Jesus Christ.It can lift you.
  • 00:17:31.486 --> 00:17:33.821
  • It can lift you.It can lift you.
  • 00:17:33.821 --> 00:17:35.823
  • It can lift you.He's made me the head
  • 00:17:35.823 --> 00:17:38.126
  • He's made me the headand not the tail.
  • 00:17:38.126 --> 00:17:43.698
  • and not the tail.I am above only and not beneath.
  • 00:17:43.698 --> 00:17:46.934
  • I am above only and not beneath.My nature is no longer
  • 00:17:46.934 --> 00:17:48.503
  • My nature is no longerto plunge through the depths
  • 00:17:48.503 --> 00:17:51.806
  • to plunge through the depthsof the lowest people
  • 00:17:51.806 --> 00:17:52.740
  • of the lowest peopleand the lowest places
  • 00:17:52.740 --> 00:17:55.076
  • and the lowest placesI can find.
  • 00:17:55.076 --> 00:17:57.912
  • I can find.I have been transformed
  • 00:17:57.912 --> 00:17:59.714
  • I have been transformedby the renewing of my mind
  • 00:17:59.714 --> 00:18:02.984
  • by the renewing of my mindin the Word of God,
  • 00:18:02.984 --> 00:18:07.822
  • in the Word of God,and I am somebody,
  • 00:18:07.822 --> 00:18:11.125
  • and I am somebody,going somewhere,
  • 00:18:11.125 --> 00:18:16.430
  • going somewhere,doing something big for God,
  • 00:18:16.430 --> 00:18:18.599
  • doing something big for God,with my life.
  • 00:18:18.599 --> 00:18:21.135
  • with my life.And you are, too.
  • 00:18:21.135 --> 00:18:24.605
  • And you are, too.No matter how stained with sin,
  • 00:18:24.605 --> 00:18:25.439
  • No matter how stained with sin,You're in the presence
  • 00:18:25.439 --> 00:18:28.543
  • You're in the presenceof Calvary.
  • 00:18:28.543 --> 00:18:32.947
  • of Calvary.The cross, the church,
  • 00:18:32.947 --> 00:18:35.383
  • The cross, the church,can lift you.
  • 00:18:35.383 --> 00:18:37.518
  • can lift you.Don't take your life.
  • 00:18:37.518 --> 00:18:40.421
  • Don't take your life.I don't care how dark it is.
  • 00:18:40.421 --> 00:18:42.557
  • I don't care how dark it is.I'm throwing the cross
  • 00:18:42.557 --> 00:18:45.193
  • I'm throwing the crossin your proximity.
  • 00:18:45.193 --> 00:18:46.894
  • in your proximity.Praise God.
  • 00:18:46.894 --> 00:18:47.628
  • Praise God.Isn't that powerful
  • 00:18:47.628 --> 00:18:49.463
  • Isn't that powerfulthat I'm going into 200 nations
  • 00:18:49.463 --> 00:18:51.632
  • that I'm going into 200 nationsof the world?
  • 00:18:51.632 --> 00:18:52.833
  • of the world?Every week, right through
  • 00:18:52.833 --> 00:18:54.402
  • Every week, right throughthat camera right there,
  • 00:18:54.402 --> 00:18:54.902
  • that camera right there,and I don't care
  • 00:18:54.902 --> 00:18:56.037
  • and I don't careif you're in India,
  • 00:18:56.037 --> 00:18:56.871
  • if you're in India,I don't care
  • 00:18:56.871 --> 00:18:58.739
  • I don't careif you're in South America.
  • 00:18:58.739 --> 00:18:59.307
  • if you're in South America.I don't care
  • 00:18:59.307 --> 00:19:00.441
  • I don't careif you're in Europe,
  • 00:19:00.441 --> 00:19:01.709
  • if you're in Europe,in sex-trafficking,
  • 00:19:01.709 --> 00:19:02.243
  • in sex-trafficking,and you're --
  • 00:19:02.243 --> 00:19:03.411
  • and you're --you've been abused,
  • 00:19:03.411 --> 00:19:04.145
  • you've been abused,and you don't know
  • 00:19:04.145 --> 00:19:05.279
  • and you don't knowhow you're ever gonna get out.
  • 00:19:05.279 --> 00:19:07.281
  • how you're ever gonna get out.I'm throwing a stick
  • 00:19:07.281 --> 00:19:09.350
  • I'm throwing a stickfrom the tree of Calvary,
  • 00:19:09.350 --> 00:19:10.184
  • from the tree of Calvary,and I'm telling you,
  • 00:19:10.184 --> 00:19:12.086
  • and I'm telling you,you're coming out of the muck,
  • 00:19:12.086 --> 00:19:13.020
  • you're coming out of the muck,you're coming out
  • 00:19:13.020 --> 00:19:15.156
  • you're coming outof the mire of addiction.
  • 00:19:15.156 --> 00:19:16.390
  • of the mire of addiction.You're coming out of the sin,
  • 00:19:16.390 --> 00:19:22.129
  • You're coming out of the sin,the shame, the condemnation.
  • 00:19:22.129 --> 00:19:23.598
  • the shame, the condemnation.The presence of Calvary
  • 00:19:23.598 --> 00:19:30.438
  • The presence of Calvaryis in your vicinity.
  • 00:19:30.438 --> 00:19:33.174
  • is in your vicinity.At every campus,
  • 00:19:33.174 --> 00:19:34.575
  • At every campus,right here in this room,
  • 00:19:34.575 --> 00:19:37.411
  • right here in this room,I feel this thing.
  • 00:19:37.411 --> 00:19:38.512
  • I feel this thing.This can be the Sunday
  • 00:19:38.512 --> 00:19:40.915
  • This can be the Sundayyou write down and point hell
  • 00:19:40.915 --> 00:19:42.049
  • you write down and point hellback to, and say,
  • 00:19:42.049 --> 00:19:44.885
  • back to, and say,"We were sinkers,
  • 00:19:44.885 --> 00:19:45.853
  • "We were sinkers,but that Sunday,
  • 00:19:45.853 --> 00:19:46.454
  • but that Sunday,everything changed
  • 00:19:46.454 --> 00:19:48.422
  • everything changedin our nature and in our family,
  • 00:19:48.422 --> 00:19:51.759
  • in our nature and in our family,and now, we're swimmers.
  • 00:19:51.759 --> 00:19:53.628
  • and now, we're swimmers.And we're going up."
  • 00:19:53.628 --> 00:19:54.929
  • And we're going up."Our direction is up,
  • 00:19:54.929 --> 00:19:56.697
  • Our direction is up,our destiny is up.
  • 00:19:56.697 --> 00:19:57.965
  • our destiny is up.You may be down, but down
  • 00:19:57.965 --> 00:20:00.735
  • You may be down, but downis not your destiny.
  • 00:20:00.735 --> 00:20:03.304
  • is not your destiny.Praise God.
  • 00:20:03.304 --> 00:20:03.938
  • Praise God.You're of the One
  • 00:20:03.938 --> 00:20:06.073
  • You're of the Onewho rose on the third day,
  • 00:20:06.073 --> 00:20:07.375
  • who rose on the third day,and He said, "I give you
  • 00:20:07.375 --> 00:20:09.877
  • and He said, "I give youMy resurrection power today."
  • 00:20:09.877 --> 00:20:12.680
  • My resurrection power today."It cannot you, the tomb,
  • 00:20:12.680 --> 00:20:14.282
  • It cannot you, the tomb,the grave, the muck, the mire,
  • 00:20:14.282 --> 00:20:15.950
  • the grave, the muck, the mire,the bondage, the sin.
  • 00:20:15.950 --> 00:20:19.920
  • the bondage, the sin.It cannot hold you.
  • 00:20:19.920 --> 00:20:22.023
  • It cannot hold you.A mistake, the bad choice,
  • 00:20:22.023 --> 00:20:30.431
  • A mistake, the bad choice,it cannot cover you.
  • 00:20:30.431 --> 00:20:34.602
  • it cannot cover you.Reach up and grab that stick.
  • 00:20:34.602 --> 00:20:35.736
  • Reach up and grab that stick.It'll change everything
  • 00:20:35.736 --> 00:20:36.904
  • It'll change everythingin your life.
  • 00:20:36.904 --> 00:20:38.172
  • in your life.Stand to your feet
  • 00:20:38.172 --> 00:20:39.473
  • Stand to your feetat every building,
  • 00:20:39.473 --> 00:20:42.243
  • at every building,no one moving please.
  • 00:20:42.243 --> 00:20:45.079
  • no one moving please."Pastor, I came in
  • 00:20:45.079 --> 00:20:46.547
  • "Pastor, I came into this church
  • 00:20:46.547 --> 00:20:47.715
  • to this churchto be honest
  • 00:20:47.715 --> 00:20:48.883
  • to be honestwith some messy places
  • 00:20:48.883 --> 00:20:51.352
  • with some messy placesin my life.
  • 00:20:51.352 --> 00:20:52.053
  • in my life.I came in one way,
  • 00:20:52.053 --> 00:20:53.487
  • I came in one way,but I'd like to leave another.
  • 00:20:53.487 --> 00:20:54.889
  • but I'd like to leave another.I came in with one name,
  • 00:20:54.889 --> 00:20:55.690
  • I came in with one name,but I'd like to leave
  • 00:20:55.690 --> 00:20:57.425
  • but I'd like to leavewith another.
  • 00:20:57.425 --> 00:20:59.026
  • with another.I came in with one reputation,
  • 00:20:59.026 --> 00:21:00.895
  • I came in with one reputation,but I'd like to leave
  • 00:21:00.895 --> 00:21:02.229
  • but I'd like to leavewith another.
  • 00:21:02.229 --> 00:21:02.663
  • with another.I came here
  • 00:21:02.663 --> 00:21:04.398
  • I came herewith certain character,
  • 00:21:04.398 --> 00:21:05.700
  • with certain character,or lack thereof,
  • 00:21:05.700 --> 00:21:07.301
  • or lack thereof,but I would like to leave today
  • 00:21:07.301 --> 00:21:08.736
  • but I would like to leave todaywith a Living Savior
  • 00:21:08.736 --> 00:21:11.038
  • with a Living Saviorinside of me."
  • 00:21:11.038 --> 00:21:14.108
  • inside of me."I need the presence of Calvary
  • 00:21:14.108 --> 00:21:15.242
  • I need the presence of Calvaryto change my nature
  • 00:21:15.242 --> 00:21:18.079
  • to change my naturefrom a sinker to a swimmer.
  • 00:21:18.079 --> 00:21:20.081
  • from a sinker to a swimmer.I was not made
  • 00:21:20.081 --> 00:21:26.220
  • I was not madeto be at the bottom.
  • 00:21:26.220 --> 00:21:27.288
  • to be at the bottom.Today, I've thrown
  • 00:21:27.288 --> 00:21:31.926
  • Today, I've thrownthat stick in your area.
  • 00:21:31.926 --> 00:21:32.727
  • that stick in your area.All you gotta do is say,
  • 00:21:32.727 --> 00:21:34.662
  • All you gotta do is say,"Yes, Lord."
  • 00:21:34.662 --> 00:21:35.529
  • "Yes, Lord."He's gonna help you,
  • 00:21:35.529 --> 00:21:36.230
  • He's gonna help you,He's gonna raise you,
  • 00:21:36.230 --> 00:21:37.164
  • He's gonna raise you,He's gonna lift you.
  • 00:21:37.164 --> 00:21:40.000
  • He's gonna lift you."Pastor, pray for me.
  • 00:21:40.000 --> 00:21:41.502
  • "Pastor, pray for me.I know I'm not right with God,
  • 00:21:41.502 --> 00:21:42.236
  • I know I'm not right with God,but I sure need
  • 00:21:42.236 --> 00:21:43.404
  • but I sure needa change in my life,
  • 00:21:43.404 --> 00:21:44.572
  • a change in my life,and I'm desperate enough to say,
  • 00:21:44.572 --> 00:21:46.240
  • and I'm desperate enough to say,'Lord, whatever it takes.'"
  • 00:21:46.240 --> 00:21:48.809
  • 'Lord, whatever it takes.'"I'm reaching up for that stick.
  • 00:21:48.809 --> 00:21:50.611
  • I'm reaching up for that stick.I'm a long ways from it,
  • 00:21:50.611 --> 00:21:53.013
  • I'm a long ways from it,but at least I feel
  • 00:21:53.013 --> 00:21:54.582
  • but at least I feelsomething shaking off the muck
  • 00:21:54.582 --> 00:21:55.683
  • something shaking off the muckand the mire enough
  • 00:21:55.683 --> 00:21:59.987
  • and the mire enoughto take one stroke of swimming,
  • 00:21:59.987 --> 00:22:01.322
  • to take one stroke of swimming,and reach up,
  • 00:22:01.322 --> 00:22:03.157
  • and reach up,and grab that stick.
  • 00:22:03.157 --> 00:22:03.891
  • and grab that stick.If you'll do that,
  • 00:22:03.891 --> 00:22:04.525
  • If you'll do that,the Holy Spirit
  • 00:22:04.525 --> 00:22:05.659
  • the Holy Spiritwill do the rest,
  • 00:22:05.659 --> 00:22:07.795
  • will do the rest,and He'll begin to raise you
  • 00:22:07.795 --> 00:22:08.963
  • and He'll begin to raise youthis very day.
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  • this very day."Pastor, pray for me.
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  • "Pastor, pray for me.I'm not right with God,
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  • I'm not right with God,and I need to be.
  • 00:22:11.665 --> 00:22:12.767
  • and I need to be.I need a transformation
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  • I need a transformationin my life.
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  • in my life.I want it,
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  • I want it,I'm ready for it."
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  • I'm ready for it."Boldly lift your hand
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  • Boldly lift your handif you know I'm preaching
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  • if you know I'm preachingto you this morning,
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  • to you this morning,all over this room.
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  • all over this room.Fantastic, fantastic.
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  • Fantastic, fantastic.All over this room,
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  • All over this room,there's no shame in it.
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  • there's no shame in it.There's victory,
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  • There's victory,but I'll tell you one thing.
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  • but I'll tell you one thing.The moment you do it,
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  • The moment you do it,a blessing is released
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  • a blessing is releasedon your life.
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  • on your life.Anyone else?
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  • Anyone else?Raise 'em high at every campus,
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  • Raise 'em high at every campus,raise 'em high,
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  • raise 'em high,raise 'em high,
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  • raise 'em high,raise 'em --
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  • raise 'em --beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
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  • beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.Say these words, out loud.
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  • Say these words, out loud.Everyone under the sound
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  • Everyone under the soundof my voice.
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  • of my voice.Those of you watching
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  • Those of you watchingby television.
  • 00:22:40.461 --> 00:22:41.295
  • by television.What an opportunity
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  • What an opportunityfor you to know Jesus,
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  • for you to know Jesus,and to see His resurrection
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  • and to see His resurrectionpower in your life.
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  • power in your life.Let's pray this out loud.
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  • Let's pray this out loud.Lord Jesus, I come to You today.
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  • Lord Jesus, I come to You today.I am a sinner,
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  • I am a sinner,but I know You love me.
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  • but I know You love me.I was sinking, deep in sin,
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  • I was sinking, deep in sin,but Your love
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  • but Your lovethis day is lifting me.
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  • this day is lifting me.Your love won't let me go.
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  • Your love won't let me go.Your love won't give up on me.
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  • Your love won't give up on me.Your love
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  • Your lovewon't ever release me,
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  • won't ever release me,from this day forward.
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  • from this day forward.I receive amazing grace,
  • 00:23:17.465 --> 00:23:18.833
  • I receive amazing grace,amazing love,
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  • amazing love,the love of Jesus Christ,
  • 00:23:21.302 --> 00:23:23.204
  • the love of Jesus Christ,the One who died
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  • the One who diedand rose three days later
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  • and rose three days laterfrom the grave.
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  • from the grave.He is resurrecting me.
  • 00:23:29.777 --> 00:23:32.179
  • He is resurrecting me.My dreams, my family,
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  • My dreams, my family,my purpose.
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  • my purpose.I'm a swimmer,
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  • I'm a swimmer,not a sinker,
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  • not a sinker,in Jesus' mighty name.
  • 00:23:40.120 --> 00:23:41.555
  • in Jesus' mighty name.If you believe it,
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  • If you believe it,praise the Lord for the miracle
  • 00:23:43.090 --> 00:23:46.694
  • praise the Lord for the miracleof being born again.
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  • of being born again.Hallelujah.
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  • - I really want you to know
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  • - I really want you to knowa miracle just happened.
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  • a miracle just happened.Our team has prepared
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  • Our team has prepareda special kit designed
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  • a special kit designedfor your new walk with the Lord.
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  • for your new walk with the Lord.We really want to help you.
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  • We really want to help you.And we pray that this
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  • And we pray that this21-day devotional
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  • 21-day devotionalwill bless you,
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  • will bless you,and guide you.
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  • and guide you.Whatever season of life
  • 00:24:11.519 --> 00:24:13.354
  • Whatever season of lifethat you may be in,
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  • that you may be in,you'll sense the presence,
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  • you'll sense the presence,the peace,
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  • the peace,and the goodness of God.
  • 00:24:17.958 --> 00:24:19.126
  • and the goodness of God.For decades I have set
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  • For decades I have setthe beginning of the year
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  • the beginning of the yearfor prayer and fasting.
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  • for prayer and fasting.I know we're approaching
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  • I know we're approachingChristmas and the holidays.
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  • Christmas and the holidays.We've come through so much
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  • We've come through so muchwith the election,
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  • with the election,and it's feast time again.
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  • and it's feast time again.Hopefully we'll be able
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  • Hopefully we'll be ableto get together
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  • to get togetherwith our families and have
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  • with our families and havebig Christmas celebrations.
  • 00:24:37.011 --> 00:24:38.312
  • big Christmas celebrations.But, this January
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  • But, this Januaryin just a few short weeks
  • 00:24:39.747 --> 00:24:40.881
  • in just a few short weekswe'll be coming together
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  • we'll be coming togetheras a ministry to set aside
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  • as a ministry to set asidethe first of the year
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  • the first of the yearand seek God in fasting
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  • and seek God in fastingand in prayer.
  • 00:24:46.687 --> 00:24:48.389
  • and in prayer.For 21 days we will seek
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  • For 21 days we will seekthe face of the Lord.
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  • the face of the Lord.Our team has put together
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  • Our team has put togethersome unique resources
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  • some unique resourcesto help you plan and prepare
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  • to help you plan and prepareand to build your faith
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  • and to build your faithfor a successful fast.
  • 00:24:57.197 --> 00:24:58.365
  • for a successful fast.You can do it.
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  • You can do it.And please know that your gift
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  • And please know that your giftof support to this ministry
  • 00:25:01.101 --> 00:25:02.670
  • of support to this ministryhelps us keep preaching
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  • helps us keep preachingthe message of Jesus Christ
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  • the message of Jesus Christall around the world
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  • all around the worldin over 200 nations
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  • in over 200 nationsall over the world.
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  • all over the world.You keep it going,
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  • You keep it going,you make it happen
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  • you make it happenwhen you give.
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  • when you give.That's our primary reason
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  • That's our primary reasonfor being here.
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  • for being here.Everything else is just --
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  • Everything else is just --that we do --
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  • that we do --and we do a lot of missions
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  • and we do a lot of missionsand we do a lot
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  • and we do a lotof support stuff,
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  • of support stuff,but the primary reason
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  • but the primary reasonwe're here is to preach
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  • we're here is to preachthe Gospel of Jesus Christ
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  • the Gospel of Jesus Christto 200 nations
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  • to 200 nationsthrough this broadcast
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  • through this broadcastand create
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  • and createinspirational resources
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  • inspirational resourcesto use and bless people's lives
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  • to use and bless people's livesand tell 'em more
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  • and tell 'em moreabout Jesus.
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  • about Jesus.Thank you.
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  • Thank you.Please help us end strong
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  • Please help us end strongthis year.
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  • Give an unusual gift.We need your support
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