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Favor Over Fear Part 2

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December 29, 2020
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Pastor Steven Furtick teaches us how to start making sense of setbacks.

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Favor Over Fear Part 2

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  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
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  • to grow your faith
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  • to encourage and inspire you,
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  • this is a great place to start,
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  • but this is more than
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  • just a TV episode,
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  • it's an opportunity
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  • to connect with a growing
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  • community of believers,
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  • all over the world.
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  • It's as simple as joining us
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  • online each week
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  • for the live broadcast
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  • of our worship experiences,
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  • where you'll get to worship,
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  • hear incredible preaching,
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  • in the community
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  • of people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - Now, many of us --
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  • - Now, many of us --this is not a cotton-candy
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  • this is not a cotton-candyChristmas message --
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  • Christmas message --have had to bury a lot
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  • have had to bury a lotof things this year.
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  • of things this year.Even as a ministry,
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  • Even as a ministry,we had to bury every plan that
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  • we had to bury every plan thatwe had for opening new campuses,
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  • we had for opening new campuses,for the ways that we thought
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  • for the ways that we thoughtwe would reach people,
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  • we would reach people,for every Elevation Worship
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  • for every Elevation Worshiptour that we booked
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  • tour that we bookedin NBA arenas.
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  • in NBA arenas.For everything that we planned
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  • For everything that we plannedthis year, there were funerals
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  • this year, there were funeralsthat we had to have,
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  • that we had to have,and you did, too.
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  • and you did, too.You did, too.
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  • You did, too.What inspired me about the text
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  • What inspired me about the textwas found not in the fact
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  • was found not in the factthat it was his favorite wife
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  • that it was his favorite wifethat he buried,
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  • that he buried,because, you know,
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  • because, you know,in that is a sermon.
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  • in that is a sermon.In that is a sermon.
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  • In that is a sermon.But what got me about
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  • But what got me aboutit that I never saw when
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  • it that I never saw whenI preached it five years ago
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  • I preached it five years ago-- you ready, Christian?
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  • -- you ready, Christian?It says that over her tomb,
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  • It says that over her tomb,Jacob set up a pillar,
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  • Jacob set up a pillar,and to this day,
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  • and to this day,that pillar marks Rachel's tomb.
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  • that pillar marks Rachel's tomb.But back up to verse 19,
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  • But back up to verse 19,cause I think this is powerful.
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  • cause I think this is powerful.So, Rachel died and was buried
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  • So, Rachel died and was buriedon the way to Ephrath.
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  • on the way to Ephrath.That is Bethlehem.
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  • That is Bethlehem.So, I read how Rachel,
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  • So, I read how Rachel,the woman that Jacob loved,
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  • the woman that Jacob loved,was buried just outside
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  • was buried just outsideof Bethlehem.
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  • of Bethlehem.And then I read how Micah said
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  • And then I read how Micah saidthat out of Bethlehem
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  • that out of Bethlehemwill be born a ruler who
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  • will be born a ruler whowill dash the princes
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  • will dash the princesof men into pieces,
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  • of men into pieces,and whose kingdom
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  • and whose kingdomwill know no end.
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  • will know no end.And then I read about Mary,
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  • And then I read about Mary,who was highly favored,
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  • who was highly favored,who gave birth through
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  • who gave birth througha virgin womb
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  • a virgin wombto the world's greatest
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  • to the world's greatestsalvation, and it brought
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  • salvation, and it broughtto me this question.
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  • to me this question.Do we know Bethlehem better
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  • Do we know Bethlehem betterby what was buried there
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  • by what was buried thereor what was born there?
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  • or what was born there?[Applause]
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  • [Applause]So I wanna ask this question.
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  • So I wanna ask this question.I wanna ask this question
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  • I wanna ask this questionabout your Bethlehem.
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  • about your Bethlehem.Remember, we sing, "O little
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  • Remember, we sing, "O littletown of Bethlehem,"
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  • town of Bethlehem,"like it's cute.
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  • like it's cute.Bethlehem was not where Mary's
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  • Bethlehem was not where Mary'sOBGYN was located.
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  • OBGYN was located.Did you know that they weren't
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  • Did you know that they weren'tsupposed to be in Bethlehem
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  • supposed to be in Bethlehemwhen Jesus was born?
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  • when Jesus was born?I know this sounds weird.
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  • I know this sounds weird.Jesus picked a bad time
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  • Jesus picked a bad timeto come into the world.
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  • to come into the world.He picked the worst time
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  • He picked the worst timeto come into the world.
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  • to come into the world.And we think everything
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  • And we think everythinghas to be just right for God
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  • has to be just right for Godto do something in our life,
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  • to do something in our life,and we think everything
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  • and we think everythingjust has to be just right
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  • just has to be just rightfor God to do it.
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  • for God to do it.No, no, no.
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  • No, no, no.They were only in Bethlehem
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  • They were only in Bethlehembecause Joseph's family
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  • because Joseph's familywas from there, and maybe
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  • was from there, and maybethey had still some land there.
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  • they had still some land there.The Bible doesn't say.
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  • The Bible doesn't say.But they had to go back
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  • But they had to go backunder Caesar Augustus
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  • under Caesar Augustusbecause there was a census
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  • because there was a censushappening, and everybody had
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  • happening, and everybody hadto go back to their hometown.
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  • to go back to their hometown.And while they were on the way,
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  • And while they were on the way,just trying to get their
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  • just trying to get theirbusiness done, here comes Jesus.
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  • business done, here comes Jesus.And I found out God
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  • And I found out Godis a lot like that.
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  • is a lot like that.Just like, at the worst
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  • Just like, at the worstpossible moment,
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  • possible moment,He will give you the greatest
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  • He will give you the greatestpossible opportunity.
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  • possible opportunity.And it's almost like this year,
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  • And it's almost like this year,we're being presented
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  • we're being presentedas a question.
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  • as a question.Are we going to label this year
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  • Are we going to label this yearby what we buried
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  • by what we buriedor by what was born?
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  • or by what was born?Cause I promise you --
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  • Cause I promise you --I should've done it.
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  • I should've done it.I messed up, but I should've
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  • I messed up, but I should'vesaid at the beginning
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  • said at the beginningof the sermon,
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  • of the sermon,"What is Bethlehem?"
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  • "What is Bethlehem?"And I guarantee you,
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  • And I guarantee you,none of you would've said,
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  • none of you would've said,"The place where Rachel died."
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  • "The place where Rachel died."That's how Jacob would've
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  • That's how Jacob would'veremembered it,
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  • remembered it,because he buried her
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  • because he buried heron the way to Bethlehem,
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  • on the way to Bethlehem,and he renamed his son.
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  • and he renamed his son.Oh by the way, he named his son
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  • Oh by the way, he named his sonBenjamin, which doesn't mean,
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  • Benjamin, which doesn't mean,"son of my trouble."
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  • "son of my trouble."It's a play on words,
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  • It's a play on words,because Oni can either mean
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  • because Oni can either meantrouble or wealth.
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  • trouble or wealth.So, instead of naming the child
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  • So, instead of naming the childafter what he lost
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  • after what he lostin that moment,
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  • in that moment,he named his son Benjamin.
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  • he named his son Benjamin.Benjamin doesn't mean
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  • Benjamin doesn't mean"son of my trouble" or
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  • "son of my trouble" or"son of my wealth."
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  • "son of my wealth."It means "son of my right hand."
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  • It means "son of my right hand."The right hand
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  • The right handis the hand of blessing.
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  • is the hand of blessing.The right hand is the hand
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  • The right hand is the handof authority.
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  • of authority.So, the word God gave me
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  • So, the word God gave mefor you today is don't
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  • for you today is don'tbury your blessing.
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  • bury your blessing.What happens to us is as we
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  • What happens to us is as wejourney along the way,
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  • journey along the way,we lose a lot of things,
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  • we lose a lot of things,and the temptation is for us
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  • and the temptation is for usto identify with what we lost.
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  • to identify with what we lost.And then we start labeling
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  • And then we start labelingour lives according
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  • our lives accordingto those losses.
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  • to those losses.Well, that limits us to
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  • Well, that limits us towhat we can receive.
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  • what we can receive.But if you can make a decision
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  • But if you can make a decisionat this point in the year
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  • at this point in the yearto call His name, Jesus --
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  • to call His name, Jesus --see, Jesus came from Bethlehem.
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  • see, Jesus came from Bethlehem.Jesus was born in the place
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  • Jesus was born in the placewhere Rachel was buried.
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  • where Rachel was buried.Don't you see it?
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  • Don't you see it?That's the same place David
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  • That's the same place Davidcame from, from Bethlehem.
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  • came from, from Bethlehem.That little boy
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  • That little boywith the little rock,
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  • with the little rock,who took down the big giant.
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  • who took down the big giant.That's why Micah said,
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  • That's why Micah said,"Out of you, Bethlehem,
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  • "Out of you, Bethlehem,will come the salvation
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  • will come the salvationof the world."
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  • of the world."The salvation of the world
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  • The salvation of the worldcame out of a small,
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  • came out of a small,impossible place.
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  • impossible place.And that's why I called it
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  • And that's why I called itthe year of the Lord's favor.
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  • the year of the Lord's favor.Cause God said it was.
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  • Cause God said it was.But God said, the Father said.
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  • But God said, the Father said.She named him Ben Oni.
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  • She named him Ben Oni.Your facts are trying to name
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  • Your facts are trying to nameyour life right now.
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  • your life right now.Favor over facts.
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  • Favor over facts.Favor over facts.
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  • Favor over facts.Let me break this down.
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  • Let me break this down.Rachel had a baby.
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  • Rachel had a baby.She died giving birth to him.
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  • She died giving birth to him.Mary had a baby,
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  • Mary had a baby,and she never even had
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  • and she never even hadthe experience
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  • the experienceof sexual intercourse.
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  • of sexual intercourse.But God saw potential in Mary
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  • But God saw potential in Marythat was greater
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  • that was greaterthan her experience.
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  • than her experience.In Luke 1, when the Bible says
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  • In Luke 1, when the Bible saysthat the angel called her
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  • that the angel called herhighly favored --
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  • highly favored --and on a one to 10,
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  • and on a one to 10,I want you to know you're
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  • I want you to know you'rea level 10 favored
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  • a level 10 favoredby your Father in heaven.
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  • by your Father in heaven.You don't have to clap for it.
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  • You don't have to clap for it.I still believe it about you.
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  • I still believe it about you.I still believe it about you.
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  • I still believe it about you.In fact, look at somebody
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  • In fact, look at somebodyand say, "I see favor
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  • and say, "I see favorin your future.
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  • in your future.I see favor in your future."
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  • I see favor in your future."I like that kind of stuff.
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  • I like that kind of stuff.I like saying that kind
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  • I like saying that kindof stuff to people.
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  • of stuff to people.I see favor in your future.
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  • I see favor in your future.You remember when you prophesied
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  • You remember when you prophesiedto that girl before we wrote
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  • to that girl before we wrotethat song in February,
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  • that song in February,and then God gave us a song?
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  • and then God gave us a song?Yeah, I'm telling you.
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  • Yeah, I'm telling you.I like to believe things that
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  • I like to believe things thatmy eyes can't see right now.
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  • my eyes can't see right now.That's why I need one of those
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  • That's why I need one of thosemachines like
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  • machines likethat cardiologist had.
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  • that cardiologist had.Cause you're looking at me like,
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  • Cause you're looking at me like,"I don't feel very
  • 00:07:51.456 --> 00:07:54.426
  • "I don't feel veryhighly favored.
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  • highly favored.I don't feel pregnant.
  • 00:07:56.428 --> 00:07:57.696
  • I don't feel pregnant.I feel fat, but I don't
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  • I feel fat, but I don'tfeel pregnant."
  • 00:08:00.432 --> 00:08:01.166
  • feel pregnant."Let me tell you
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  • Let me tell yousomething right now.
  • 00:08:02.100 --> 00:08:05.670
  • something right now.Out of Bethlehem came
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  • Out of Bethlehem cameJacob's greatest pain.
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  • Jacob's greatest pain.Out of Bethlehem came
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  • Out of Bethlehem cameGod's greatest purpose.
  • 00:08:17.182 --> 00:08:17.983
  • God's greatest purpose.So what are you gonna get
  • 00:08:17.983 --> 00:08:20.752
  • So what are you gonna getout of it?
  • 00:08:20.752 --> 00:08:21.820
  • out of it?This is not only a year for us
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  • This is not only a year for usto decide what we're gonna give
  • 00:08:22.854 --> 00:08:24.789
  • to decide what we're gonna giveto this ministry.
  • 00:08:24.789 --> 00:08:25.690
  • to this ministry.Yeah, we're giving an offering
  • 00:08:25.690 --> 00:08:27.359
  • Yeah, we're giving an offeringthis weekend,
  • 00:08:27.359 --> 00:08:28.193
  • this weekend,and God's gonna use that
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  • and God's gonna use thatto take the gospel all over
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  • to take the gospel all overthe world, and it's a privilege
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  • the world, and it's a privilegeto do it.
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  • to do it.But what are you gonna
  • 00:08:33.298 --> 00:08:35.500
  • But what are you gonnaget out of it?
  • 00:08:35.500 --> 00:08:36.535
  • get out of it?He said, "Out of Bethlehem
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  • He said, "Out of Bethlehemwill come for me a great king."
  • 00:08:41.006 --> 00:08:43.808
  • will come for me a great king."A great king.
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  • A great king.And Mary had to believe that.
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  • And Mary had to believe that.And I think this is the tension.
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  • And I think this is the tension.I think this is why we struggle
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  • I think this is why we struggleto believe it.
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  • to believe it.I think this is what blocks us
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  • I think this is what blocks usfrom believing that the favor
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  • from believing that the favorof God is on our lives,
  • 00:08:57.155 --> 00:08:57.923
  • of God is on our lives,and that purpose of God
  • 00:08:57.923 --> 00:08:58.723
  • and that purpose of Godis working in our lives.
  • 00:08:58.723 --> 00:08:59.524
  • is working in our lives.Cause how many struggle
  • 00:08:59.524 --> 00:09:04.896
  • Cause how many struggleto believe that sometimes?
  • 00:09:04.896 --> 00:09:09.668
  • to believe that sometimes?Mary experienced favor and fear,
  • 00:09:09.668 --> 00:09:11.937
  • Mary experienced favor and fear,favor and fear.
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  • favor and fear.Favor over fear.
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  • Favor over fear.And then look at verse 34.
  • 00:09:15.574 --> 00:09:17.542
  • And then look at verse 34.I didn't read you this verse.
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  • I didn't read you this verse."How will this be,
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  • "How will this be,since I am a virgin?"
  • 00:09:24.215 --> 00:09:25.317
  • since I am a virgin?"And as I read that verse,
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  • And as I read that verse,I realized that we don't
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  • I realized that we don'tgive birth to Christ
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  • give birth to Christin the same way Mary did.
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  • in the same way Mary did.All right, this has only
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  • All right, this has onlyhappened once.
  • 00:09:33.658 --> 00:09:35.293
  • happened once.All right, so, if your girl
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  • All right, so, if your girltries to pull this Bible verse
  • 00:09:36.661 --> 00:09:38.196
  • tries to pull this Bible verseon you, you probably
  • 00:09:38.196 --> 00:09:39.464
  • on you, you probablyshouldn't marry her.
  • 00:09:39.464 --> 00:09:40.231
  • shouldn't marry her.Cause this is just
  • 00:09:40.231 --> 00:09:41.466
  • Cause this is justa one-time thing.
  • 00:09:41.466 --> 00:09:44.703
  • a one-time thing.But Christ is being birthed
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  • But Christ is being birthedin all of us,
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  • in all of us,and so is His purpose,
  • 00:09:50.241 --> 00:09:51.042
  • and so is His purpose,and so is the fruit
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  • and so is the fruitof the spirit.
  • 00:09:52.877 --> 00:09:55.847
  • of the spirit.And when Mary said,
  • 00:09:55.847 --> 00:09:57.349
  • And when Mary said,"Since I am a virgin,"
  • 00:09:57.349 --> 00:09:58.683
  • "Since I am a virgin,"I realized all we have to
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  • I realized all we have todo to really understand
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  • do to really understandthe power of choosing favor
  • 00:10:01.319 --> 00:10:04.356
  • the power of choosing favorover fear, favor over facts,
  • 00:10:04.356 --> 00:10:06.191
  • over fear, favor over facts,is to put whatever limits
  • 00:10:06.191 --> 00:10:09.260
  • is to put whatever limitsus right there where
  • 00:10:09.260 --> 00:10:11.329
  • us right there whereshe said, "a virgin."
  • 00:10:11.329 --> 00:10:12.897
  • she said, "a virgin."Put the verse back on.
  • 00:10:12.897 --> 00:10:18.036
  • Put the verse back on.Since I am an addict.
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  • Since I am an addict.Since I am divorced.
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  • Since I am divorced.Since I am an orphan.
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  • Since I am an orphan.Since I am -- you know,
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  • Since I am -- you know,little things that we get
  • 00:10:28.546 --> 00:10:29.547
  • little things that we getcaught up on, like how much
  • 00:10:29.547 --> 00:10:30.482
  • caught up on, like how muchmoney we have in the bank,
  • 00:10:30.482 --> 00:10:31.149
  • money we have in the bank,cause they call that
  • 00:10:31.149 --> 00:10:32.083
  • cause they call thatour net worth.
  • 00:10:32.083 --> 00:10:33.051
  • our net worth.It's not really your worth,
  • 00:10:33.051 --> 00:10:33.785
  • It's not really your worth,but since they call it that,
  • 00:10:33.785 --> 00:10:34.919
  • but since they call it that,you start to believe that.
  • 00:10:34.919 --> 00:10:37.989
  • you start to believe that.Since I am broke.
  • 00:10:37.989 --> 00:10:39.224
  • Since I am broke.And then you put an event
  • 00:10:39.224 --> 00:10:40.392
  • And then you put an eventand make it an identity.
  • 00:10:40.392 --> 00:10:43.261
  • and make it an identity.Since I am a failure.
  • 00:10:43.261 --> 00:10:44.429
  • Since I am a failure.That's what happens when you
  • 00:10:44.429 --> 00:10:45.864
  • That's what happens when youfocus too much on what you
  • 00:10:45.864 --> 00:10:48.733
  • focus too much on what youburied to see what is
  • 00:10:48.733 --> 00:10:52.404
  • buried to see what isbeing born.
  • 00:10:52.404 --> 00:10:53.471
  • being born.And I was telling my oldest
  • 00:10:53.471 --> 00:10:54.973
  • And I was telling my oldestthe other day, I said,
  • 00:10:54.973 --> 00:10:56.775
  • the other day, I said,"Isn't it interesting
  • 00:10:56.775 --> 00:10:57.842
  • "Isn't it interestinghow she's limited
  • 00:10:57.842 --> 00:11:00.045
  • how she's limitedto her experience,
  • 00:11:00.045 --> 00:11:01.212
  • to her experience,but God speaks according
  • 00:11:01.212 --> 00:11:04.282
  • but God speaks accordingto her potential?"
  • 00:11:04.282 --> 00:11:06.084
  • to her potential?"If we experienced this year
  • 00:11:06.084 --> 00:11:08.353
  • If we experienced this yearso much pain, so much fear,
  • 00:11:08.353 --> 00:11:09.454
  • so much pain, so much fear,so much loss,
  • 00:11:09.454 --> 00:11:10.488
  • so much loss,so much uncertainty,
  • 00:11:10.488 --> 00:11:11.690
  • so much uncertainty,so many times where we bumped
  • 00:11:11.690 --> 00:11:13.024
  • so many times where we bumpedour head right up against
  • 00:11:13.024 --> 00:11:14.025
  • our head right up againstthe thing that we thought
  • 00:11:14.025 --> 00:11:14.793
  • the thing that we thoughtwasn't gonna happen and
  • 00:11:14.793 --> 00:11:15.527
  • wasn't gonna happen andit did happen, or we thought
  • 00:11:15.527 --> 00:11:16.494
  • it did happen, or we thoughtit was gonna happen --
  • 00:11:16.494 --> 00:11:17.395
  • it was gonna happen --when we bump our heads too
  • 00:11:17.395 --> 00:11:18.730
  • when we bump our heads toomany times, one too many times
  • 00:11:18.730 --> 00:11:20.965
  • many times, one too many timesafter disappointment,
  • 00:11:20.965 --> 00:11:24.235
  • after disappointment,we begin to call our lives
  • 00:11:24.235 --> 00:11:27.706
  • we begin to call our liveswhatever we buried.
  • 00:11:27.706 --> 00:11:28.840
  • whatever we buried.Oh Bethlehem, that's the place
  • 00:11:28.840 --> 00:11:30.141
  • Oh Bethlehem, that's the placewhere -- Oh, 2020.
  • 00:11:30.141 --> 00:11:35.213
  • where -- Oh, 2020.Y'all, 2020 got a bad rap.
  • 00:11:35.213 --> 00:11:36.548
  • Y'all, 2020 got a bad rap.Because all we can focus on
  • 00:11:36.548 --> 00:11:38.083
  • Because all we can focus onright now is what we
  • 00:11:38.083 --> 00:11:41.219
  • right now is what weburied this year.
  • 00:11:41.219 --> 00:11:45.123
  • buried this year.But we don't yet know
  • 00:11:45.123 --> 00:11:48.359
  • But we don't yet knowwhat is gonna be born
  • 00:11:48.359 --> 00:11:51.162
  • what is gonna be bornfrom what we buried.
  • 00:11:51.162 --> 00:11:52.397
  • from what we buried.There might be a better job
  • 00:11:52.397 --> 00:11:53.398
  • There might be a better jobon the other side
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  • on the other sideof this for you.
  • 00:11:54.733 --> 00:11:55.867
  • of this for you.You hear me?
  • 00:11:55.867 --> 00:11:57.869
  • You hear me?There might be more peace
  • 00:11:57.869 --> 00:11:59.704
  • There might be more peaceon the other side of this.
  • 00:11:59.704 --> 00:12:02.507
  • on the other side of this.So God shut down some systems,
  • 00:12:02.507 --> 00:12:03.742
  • So God shut down some systems,and some things,
  • 00:12:03.742 --> 00:12:04.976
  • and some things,to get you focused
  • 00:12:04.976 --> 00:12:08.613
  • to get you focusedon your Father.
  • 00:12:08.613 --> 00:12:09.814
  • on your Father.I love Jacob.
  • 00:12:09.814 --> 00:12:11.483
  • I love Jacob.Jacob's like, "God changed
  • 00:12:11.483 --> 00:12:13.718
  • Jacob's like, "God changedmy name, and I'm gonna change
  • 00:12:13.718 --> 00:12:15.420
  • my name, and I'm gonna changethe name of this thing
  • 00:12:15.420 --> 00:12:18.189
  • the name of this thingthat was born in pain,
  • 00:12:18.189 --> 00:12:20.525
  • that was born in pain,but it was born on purpose."
  • 00:12:20.525 --> 00:12:22.227
  • but it was born on purpose."Don't bury your blessing.
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  • Don't bury your blessing.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]You shove it down,
  • 00:12:27.098 --> 00:12:28.700
  • You shove it down,and you force it down.
  • 00:12:28.700 --> 00:12:29.801
  • and you force it down.You got disappointed,
  • 00:12:29.801 --> 00:12:32.203
  • You got disappointed,so now you just bury that,
  • 00:12:32.203 --> 00:12:33.605
  • so now you just bury that,but the problem is you are
  • 00:12:33.605 --> 00:12:34.906
  • but the problem is you areburying the blessing
  • 00:12:34.906 --> 00:12:38.443
  • burying the blessingalong with it.
  • 00:12:38.443 --> 00:12:41.079
  • along with it.Son of my right hand.
  • 00:12:41.079 --> 00:12:45.316
  • Son of my right hand.I'm naming my season according
  • 00:12:45.316 --> 00:12:47.952
  • I'm naming my season accordingto what God is bringing
  • 00:12:47.952 --> 00:12:50.622
  • to what God is bringingout of it.
  • 00:12:50.622 --> 00:12:52.857
  • out of it.So, I wanna say about 2020,
  • 00:12:52.857 --> 00:12:53.758
  • So, I wanna say about 2020,not only did I have to bury
  • 00:12:53.758 --> 00:12:54.626
  • not only did I have to burya lot, but I got a lot
  • 00:12:54.626 --> 00:12:57.128
  • a lot, but I got a lotout of it.
  • 00:12:57.128 --> 00:12:59.664
  • out of it.I got a lot out of it.
  • 00:12:59.664 --> 00:13:00.532
  • I got a lot out of it.I learned some things
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  • I learned some thingsabout myself that I didn't
  • 00:13:01.699 --> 00:13:03.468
  • about myself that I didn'tlike, that I had to
  • 00:13:03.468 --> 00:13:04.803
  • like, that I had toconfront them.
  • 00:13:04.803 --> 00:13:05.670
  • confront them.And guess what happened
  • 00:13:05.670 --> 00:13:07.305
  • And guess what happenedwhen I confront them.
  • 00:13:07.305 --> 00:13:08.807
  • when I confront them.God gave me grace for them,
  • 00:13:08.807 --> 00:13:09.574
  • God gave me grace for them,and He showed me
  • 00:13:09.574 --> 00:13:10.842
  • and He showed methat He loves me even
  • 00:13:10.842 --> 00:13:12.510
  • that He loves me eventhrough all that.
  • 00:13:12.510 --> 00:13:13.311
  • through all that.Even some of the stuff
  • 00:13:13.311 --> 00:13:14.612
  • Even some of the stuffthat I don't like,
  • 00:13:14.612 --> 00:13:15.814
  • that I don't like,that's what He wants to use.
  • 00:13:15.814 --> 00:13:18.783
  • that's what He wants to use.I got a lot out of it.
  • 00:13:18.783 --> 00:13:20.218
  • I got a lot out of it.I know that sounds funny
  • 00:13:20.218 --> 00:13:21.186
  • I know that sounds funnyto say that,
  • 00:13:21.186 --> 00:13:22.720
  • to say that,because we did lose a lot.
  • 00:13:22.720 --> 00:13:23.488
  • because we did lose a lot.And maybe you lost
  • 00:13:23.488 --> 00:13:24.322
  • And maybe you lostmore than me.
  • 00:13:24.322 --> 00:13:25.423
  • more than me.And I'm not saying this
  • 00:13:25.423 --> 00:13:26.291
  • And I'm not saying thisin some little pretty
  • 00:13:26.291 --> 00:13:27.258
  • in some little prettypreacher way, prancing up
  • 00:13:27.258 --> 00:13:28.693
  • preacher way, prancing uphere in the pulpit,
  • 00:13:28.693 --> 00:13:30.461
  • here in the pulpit,talking about these little,
  • 00:13:30.461 --> 00:13:31.596
  • talking about these little,you know, these little things
  • 00:13:31.596 --> 00:13:32.897
  • you know, these little thingsthat preachers say.
  • 00:13:32.897 --> 00:13:35.400
  • that preachers say.But if you have faith to know
  • 00:13:35.400 --> 00:13:37.168
  • But if you have faith to knowthat what is being born
  • 00:13:37.168 --> 00:13:38.169
  • that what is being bornis greater than what
  • 00:13:38.169 --> 00:13:39.270
  • is greater than whatyou're burying,
  • 00:13:39.270 --> 00:13:40.672
  • you're burying,then say it right now.
  • 00:13:40.672 --> 00:13:43.208
  • then say it right now.I got a lot out of it.
  • 00:13:43.208 --> 00:13:48.346
  • I got a lot out of it.Hey, 2020, I appreciate you.
  • 00:13:48.346 --> 00:13:52.750
  • Hey, 2020, I appreciate you.You gave me my sight back.
  • 00:13:52.750 --> 00:13:53.551
  • You gave me my sight back.You taught me how to seek
  • 00:13:53.551 --> 00:13:57.589
  • You taught me how to seekthe kingdom.
  • 00:13:57.589 --> 00:13:58.356
  • the kingdom.You taught me how to walk
  • 00:13:58.356 --> 00:14:00.258
  • You taught me how to walkby faith.
  • 00:14:00.258 --> 00:14:02.493
  • by faith.I got a lot out of it.
  • 00:14:02.493 --> 00:14:04.762
  • I got a lot out of it.I got a lot out of it.
  • 00:14:04.762 --> 00:14:05.897
  • I got a lot out of it.Bethlehem isn't the place
  • 00:14:05.897 --> 00:14:08.032
  • Bethlehem isn't the placewhere I buried Rachel.
  • 00:14:08.032 --> 00:14:09.000
  • where I buried Rachel.It's the place where
  • 00:14:09.000 --> 00:14:12.203
  • It's the place wheremy Savior was born.
  • 00:14:12.203 --> 00:14:16.774
  • my Savior was born.And with this bold faith,
  • 00:14:16.774 --> 00:14:20.144
  • And with this bold faith,I want us to do what Mary did.
  • 00:14:20.144 --> 00:14:21.045
  • I want us to do what Mary did.And in just a moment,
  • 00:14:21.045 --> 00:14:21.880
  • And in just a moment,our worship team is gonna sing
  • 00:14:21.880 --> 00:14:23.047
  • our worship team is gonna sing"The Blessing" over you,
  • 00:14:23.047 --> 00:14:23.982
  • "The Blessing" over you,cause I think that's what
  • 00:14:23.982 --> 00:14:26.384
  • cause I think that's whatwe need to sing as we focus
  • 00:14:26.384 --> 00:14:29.954
  • we need to sing as we focuson the favor of God this year.
  • 00:14:29.954 --> 00:14:32.090
  • on the favor of God this year.But my wife's favorite
  • 00:14:32.090 --> 00:14:37.528
  • But my wife's favoriteBible verse comes from Luke 1.
  • 00:14:37.528 --> 00:14:41.366
  • Bible verse comes from Luke 1.And he says that after
  • 00:14:41.366 --> 00:14:44.402
  • And he says that afterthe objection rises up in Mary
  • 00:14:44.402 --> 00:14:45.103
  • the objection rises up in Maryand she said,
  • 00:14:45.103 --> 00:14:46.871
  • and she said,"How will this be?"
  • 00:14:46.871 --> 00:14:47.572
  • "How will this be?"cause that's the part
  • 00:14:47.572 --> 00:14:49.741
  • cause that's the partwe don't know.
  • 00:14:49.741 --> 00:14:52.577
  • we don't know."Since I am a virgin."
  • 00:14:52.577 --> 00:14:54.746
  • "Since I am a virgin."The angel answered, "The Holy
  • 00:14:54.746 --> 00:14:56.414
  • The angel answered, "The HolySpirit will come on you."
  • 00:14:56.414 --> 00:14:58.683
  • Spirit will come on you."Now I want you to notice here
  • 00:14:58.683 --> 00:15:01.286
  • Now I want you to notice herethat Mary asks how,
  • 00:15:01.286 --> 00:15:08.326
  • that Mary asks how,and the angel answers who.
  • 00:15:08.326 --> 00:15:13.398
  • and the angel answers who.But God said it's a blessing.
  • 00:15:13.398 --> 00:15:15.900
  • But God said it's a blessing.Mary said, "How?"
  • 00:15:15.900 --> 00:15:19.137
  • Mary said, "How?"The angel said who.
  • 00:15:19.137 --> 00:15:21.306
  • The angel said who.If nothing else this year,
  • 00:15:21.306 --> 00:15:22.173
  • If nothing else this year,maybe I'm not gonna get
  • 00:15:22.173 --> 00:15:23.508
  • maybe I'm not gonna getsome promotion, or maybe it's
  • 00:15:23.508 --> 00:15:24.876
  • some promotion, or maybe it'sbeen the hardest year ever
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  • been the hardest year everto try to lead people,
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  • to try to lead people,and yes, it's been challenging,
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  • and yes, it's been challenging,but I found out who I was
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  • but I found out who I wasthis year.
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  • this year.I found out He was enough.
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  • I found out He was enough.I found out who I was this year.
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  • I found out who I was this year.I found out I don't preach
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  • I found out I don't preachfor crowds this year.
  • 00:15:49.467 --> 00:15:53.404
  • for crowds this year.I got a lot out of it.
  • 00:15:53.404 --> 00:15:54.706
  • I got a lot out of it.I found out a lot of things
  • 00:15:54.706 --> 00:15:58.509
  • I found out a lot of thingsthat were just keeping me busy.
  • 00:15:58.509 --> 00:16:01.946
  • that were just keeping me busy.A lot of the things that were
  • 00:16:01.946 --> 00:16:04.148
  • A lot of the things that werecluttering up my schedule
  • 00:16:04.148 --> 00:16:06.784
  • cluttering up my scheduleweren't making me fruitful.
  • 00:16:06.784 --> 00:16:08.686
  • weren't making me fruitful.I got to reorder some things.
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  • I got to reorder some things.Oh, don't think I'm not praying
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  • Oh, don't think I'm not prayingfor you if you lost something
  • 00:16:11.122 --> 00:16:13.091
  • for you if you lost somethingsignificant this year.
  • 00:16:13.091 --> 00:16:14.892
  • significant this year.We pray for you all the time.
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  • We pray for you all the time.That's why I come up here
  • 00:16:15.827 --> 00:16:17.095
  • That's why I come up hereand preach, so that you
  • 00:16:17.095 --> 00:16:18.329
  • and preach, so that youcan have some air to breathe,
  • 00:16:18.329 --> 00:16:19.564
  • can have some air to breathe,as you try to navigate
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  • as you try to navigatewhat it's like to live
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  • what it's like to livewithout your Rachel.
  • 00:16:22.600 --> 00:16:25.370
  • without your Rachel.I don't take that for granted.
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  • I don't take that for granted.But I know that something
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  • But I know that somethinggreater is always born
  • 00:16:29.574 --> 00:16:30.675
  • greater is always bornin the painful place where
  • 00:16:30.675 --> 00:16:31.409
  • in the painful place wheresomething that you love
  • 00:16:31.409 --> 00:16:32.610
  • something that you lovewas buried.
  • 00:16:32.610 --> 00:16:39.584
  • was buried.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]So, now I hear Mary saying
  • 00:16:40.618 --> 00:16:42.653
  • So, now I hear Mary sayingin verse 38,
  • 00:16:42.653 --> 00:16:45.590
  • in verse 38,Holly's favorite Bible verse,
  • 00:16:45.590 --> 00:16:46.324
  • Holly's favorite Bible verse,where she said,
  • 00:16:46.324 --> 00:16:49.060
  • where she said,"I am the Lord's servant.
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  • "I am the Lord's servant.May your word to me
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  • May your word to mebe fulfilled."
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  • be fulfilled."She said the first time,
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  • She said the first time,"I am a virgin."
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  • "I am a virgin."That's the facts.
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  • That's the facts.She said the second time,
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  • She said the second time,"I am the Lord's servant."
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  • Hey, church, the facts are bad.
  • 00:17:16.421 --> 00:17:17.722
  • Hey, church, the facts are bad.Right?
  • 00:17:17.722 --> 00:17:19.857
  • Right?The facts are bad,
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  • The facts are bad,but the favor is greater.
  • 00:17:23.761 --> 00:17:28.399
  • but the favor is greater.The favor is greater.
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  • The favor is greater.When I was getting
  • 00:17:29.167 --> 00:17:30.902
  • When I was gettingmy offering ready,
  • 00:17:30.902 --> 00:17:32.703
  • my offering ready,I went over to one
  • 00:17:32.703 --> 00:17:34.072
  • I went over to oneof our campuses where I used to
  • 00:17:34.072 --> 00:17:35.206
  • of our campuses where I used topreach live, over there at
  • 00:17:35.206 --> 00:17:36.340
  • preach live, over there atthe Blakeney campus.
  • 00:17:36.340 --> 00:17:37.375
  • the Blakeney campus.I went over there,
  • 00:17:37.375 --> 00:17:38.976
  • I went over there,and I went in my old green room,
  • 00:17:38.976 --> 00:17:40.511
  • and I went in my old green room,and I remembered how God made
  • 00:17:40.511 --> 00:17:41.245
  • and I remembered how God madea way for us to get
  • 00:17:41.245 --> 00:17:42.113
  • a way for us to getthat building.
  • 00:17:42.113 --> 00:17:44.248
  • that building.It was a great memory for me.
  • 00:17:44.248 --> 00:17:45.483
  • It was a great memory for me.It was a favor flashback.
  • 00:17:45.483 --> 00:17:46.651
  • It was a favor flashback.You know?
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  • You know?For what's out ahead of me.
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  • For what's out ahead of me.Cause I've really been
  • 00:17:49.921 --> 00:17:50.922
  • Cause I've really beenstruggling in this season.
  • 00:17:50.922 --> 00:17:51.989
  • struggling in this season.What is church even gonna look
  • 00:17:51.989 --> 00:17:52.824
  • What is church even gonna looklike on the other
  • 00:17:52.824 --> 00:17:54.025
  • like on the otherside of this?
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  • side of this?And yet God keeps making ways,
  • 00:17:55.526 --> 00:17:56.561
  • And yet God keeps making ways,and we reach more people
  • 00:17:56.561 --> 00:17:57.395
  • and we reach more peoplethan ever,
  • 00:17:57.395 --> 00:17:59.363
  • than ever,and I'm grateful for that.
  • 00:17:59.363 --> 00:18:00.631
  • and I'm grateful for that.But the thing about it is,
  • 00:18:00.631 --> 00:18:03.701
  • But the thing about it is,you're always having a funeral
  • 00:18:03.701 --> 00:18:04.769
  • you're always having a funeralat the same time that you're
  • 00:18:04.769 --> 00:18:10.074
  • at the same time that you'rereceiving favor.
  • 00:18:10.074 --> 00:18:11.709
  • receiving favor.Rachel is dying,
  • 00:18:11.709 --> 00:18:17.215
  • Rachel is dying,while Benjamin is being born.
  • 00:18:17.215 --> 00:18:20.284
  • while Benjamin is being born.And you know, I started thinking
  • 00:18:20.284 --> 00:18:22.186
  • And you know, I started thinkingabout a lot of things.
  • 00:18:22.186 --> 00:18:23.354
  • about a lot of things.I flashbacked so many things
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  • I flashbacked so many thingsthrough my life when
  • 00:18:24.388 --> 00:18:25.323
  • through my life whenI was writing my offering
  • 00:18:25.323 --> 00:18:26.157
  • I was writing my offeringcheck and preparing
  • 00:18:26.157 --> 00:18:27.458
  • check and preparingto speak to you today,
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  • to speak to you today,cause I wanted to tell you
  • 00:18:28.192 --> 00:18:30.428
  • cause I wanted to tell youto finish with favor.
  • 00:18:30.428 --> 00:18:33.164
  • to finish with favor.But I don't wanna tell you that,
  • 00:18:33.164 --> 00:18:34.132
  • But I don't wanna tell you that,and then not go back
  • 00:18:34.132 --> 00:18:36.234
  • and then not go backto the beginning and realize
  • 00:18:36.234 --> 00:18:38.970
  • to the beginning and realizehow far God has brought us.
  • 00:18:38.970 --> 00:18:40.204
  • how far God has brought us.And for some reason,
  • 00:18:40.204 --> 00:18:41.205
  • And for some reason,I ended up in this weird
  • 00:18:41.205 --> 00:18:44.775
  • I ended up in this weirdmental space, where in my mind,
  • 00:18:44.775 --> 00:18:45.843
  • mental space, where in my mind,I just closed my eyes,
  • 00:18:45.843 --> 00:18:47.044
  • I just closed my eyes,and I was flashing back,
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  • and I was flashing back,and God was bringing all these
  • 00:18:48.212 --> 00:18:50.047
  • and God was bringing all thesedifferent things to my mind.
  • 00:18:50.047 --> 00:18:50.815
  • different things to my mind.And some of them were really
  • 00:18:50.815 --> 00:18:52.617
  • And some of them were reallybig moments in my life,
  • 00:18:52.617 --> 00:18:53.985
  • big moments in my life,and all of that.
  • 00:18:53.985 --> 00:18:55.186
  • and all of that.And then this one little weird
  • 00:18:55.186 --> 00:18:57.321
  • And then this one little weirdthing came in to this song
  • 00:18:57.321 --> 00:18:59.757
  • thing came in to this songthat I wrote in Shelby,
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  • that I wrote in Shelby,North Carolina, of all places,
  • 00:19:04.662 --> 00:19:09.667
  • North Carolina, of all places,that I wrote called
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  • that I wrote called"I Am the Righteousness of God."
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  • "I Am the Righteousness of God.""Made holy by His sacrifice,
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  • "Made holy by His sacrifice,perfected by His blood,
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  • perfected by His blood,I'm a brand-new creation
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  • I'm a brand-new creationremade by His hand,
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  • remade by His hand,and I know who I am."
  • 00:19:21.479 --> 00:19:22.346
  • and I know who I am."Now, when I tell you that song
  • 00:19:22.346 --> 00:19:24.248
  • Now, when I tell you that songwas twangy, it was twangy,
  • 00:19:24.248 --> 00:19:27.618
  • was twangy, it was twangy,cause it was Shelby.
  • 00:19:27.618 --> 00:19:30.021
  • cause it was Shelby.It was twangy.
  • 00:19:30.021 --> 00:19:32.623
  • It was twangy.But the flashback I got was
  • 00:19:32.623 --> 00:19:33.724
  • But the flashback I got waswhen Mulley McCraw
  • 00:19:33.724 --> 00:19:35.593
  • when Mulley McCrawcame up to me after I finished
  • 00:19:35.593 --> 00:19:36.794
  • came up to me after I finishedsinging it one Sunday,
  • 00:19:36.794 --> 00:19:37.662
  • singing it one Sunday,the first Sunday I taught
  • 00:19:37.662 --> 00:19:38.429
  • the first Sunday I taughtit to the church.
  • 00:19:38.429 --> 00:19:39.664
  • it to the church.I wrote it, I sang it,
  • 00:19:39.664 --> 00:19:42.166
  • I wrote it, I sang it,same day, and this song
  • 00:19:42.166 --> 00:19:43.134
  • same day, and this songwas never nominated
  • 00:19:43.134 --> 00:19:46.404
  • was never nominatedfor a Grammy, but I sang it.
  • 00:19:46.404 --> 00:19:47.738
  • for a Grammy, but I sang it.And I was proud of it.
  • 00:19:47.738 --> 00:19:48.639
  • And I was proud of it.And the song said,
  • 00:19:48.639 --> 00:19:49.440
  • And the song said,"I know who I am."
  • 00:19:49.440 --> 00:19:50.174
  • "I know who I am."Holly remembers it.
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  • Holly remembers it.Amy remembers it.
  • 00:19:50.875 --> 00:19:51.709
  • Amy remembers it.Chunks remembers it.
  • 00:19:51.709 --> 00:19:52.577
  • Chunks remembers it.Eric remembers it.
  • 00:19:52.577 --> 00:19:54.245
  • Eric remembers it.It said, "I know who I am."
  • 00:19:54.245 --> 00:19:55.713
  • It said, "I know who I am."This was the bridge.
  • 00:19:55.713 --> 00:19:56.747
  • This was the bridge."I am a child of my Father
  • 00:19:56.747 --> 00:19:57.481
  • "I am a child of my FatherMost High.
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  • Most High.I'm a part of His plan.
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  • I'm a part of His plan.I will not fall for the enemy's
  • 00:20:00.084 --> 00:20:02.053
  • I will not fall for the enemy'slies, cause I am who God
  • 00:20:02.053 --> 00:20:03.754
  • lies, cause I am who Godsays I am."
  • 00:20:03.754 --> 00:20:04.722
  • says I am."Remember it, LB?
  • 00:20:04.722 --> 00:20:06.657
  • Remember it, LB?It was good.
  • 00:20:06.657 --> 00:20:09.427
  • It was good.Mulley comes charging the stage
  • 00:20:09.427 --> 00:20:11.729
  • Mulley comes charging the stageafter I finish the service.
  • 00:20:11.729 --> 00:20:12.630
  • after I finish the service.I say the little invitation
  • 00:20:12.630 --> 00:20:13.331
  • I say the little invitationsong, you know,
  • 00:20:13.331 --> 00:20:13.931
  • song, you know,whatever, and we're
  • 00:20:13.931 --> 00:20:15.066
  • whatever, and we'resinging it, and he comes
  • 00:20:15.066 --> 00:20:16.601
  • singing it, and he comesup to the stage.
  • 00:20:16.601 --> 00:20:17.668
  • up to the stage.And Mulley always had something
  • 00:20:17.668 --> 00:20:19.103
  • And Mulley always had somethingto tell me after church,
  • 00:20:19.103 --> 00:20:20.938
  • to tell me after church,and usually it was positive.
  • 00:20:20.938 --> 00:20:22.006
  • and usually it was positive.But he said, "I like that new
  • 00:20:22.006 --> 00:20:24.742
  • But he said, "I like that newsong, but I got a suggestion."
  • 00:20:24.742 --> 00:20:25.476
  • song, but I got a suggestion."I was like,
  • 00:20:25.476 --> 00:20:27.945
  • I was like,"All right, Mulley.
  • 00:20:27.945 --> 00:20:29.347
  • "All right, Mulley.Let's collaborate.
  • 00:20:29.347 --> 00:20:30.047
  • Let's collaborate.Let's co-write.
  • 00:20:30.047 --> 00:20:31.048
  • Let's co-write.What you got?"
  • 00:20:31.048 --> 00:20:32.016
  • What you got?"Mulley's not a musician.
  • 00:20:32.016 --> 00:20:34.619
  • Mulley's not a musician.Mulley's a carpenter.
  • 00:20:34.619 --> 00:20:36.821
  • Mulley's a carpenter.But he goes -- hey,
  • 00:20:36.821 --> 00:20:38.222
  • But he goes -- hey,Jesus was a carpenter.
  • 00:20:38.222 --> 00:20:39.924
  • Jesus was a carpenter.But Mulley goes, "When you say
  • 00:20:39.924 --> 00:20:41.525
  • But Mulley goes, "When you sayit the last time, you know
  • 00:20:41.525 --> 00:20:44.562
  • it the last time, you knowyou say, I know who I am,"
  • 00:20:44.562 --> 00:20:45.930
  • you say, I know who I am,"and he says this.
  • 00:20:45.930 --> 00:20:47.531
  • and he says this.He looks at me so serious.
  • 00:20:47.531 --> 00:20:48.966
  • He looks at me so serious.He goes, "Last time, say,
  • 00:20:48.966 --> 00:20:51.769
  • He goes, "Last time, say,I know whose I am."
  • 00:20:51.769 --> 00:20:52.837
  • I know whose I am."And he walks off,
  • 00:20:52.837 --> 00:20:54.338
  • And he walks off,like drops the mic on me.
  • 00:20:54.338 --> 00:20:56.274
  • like drops the mic on me.He just walks off and goes
  • 00:20:56.274 --> 00:20:58.075
  • He just walks off and goesto the Chinese buffet.
  • 00:20:58.075 --> 00:20:59.277
  • to the Chinese buffet.Mulley just drops the mic
  • 00:20:59.277 --> 00:21:02.947
  • Mulley just drops the micand walks off.
  • 00:21:02.947 --> 00:21:03.848
  • and walks off.And I'm like,
  • 00:21:03.848 --> 00:21:04.815
  • And I'm like,"Lord, this is weird.
  • 00:21:04.815 --> 00:21:06.150
  • "Lord, this is weird.I'm thinking about Mulley,
  • 00:21:06.150 --> 00:21:09.086
  • I'm thinking about Mulley,and Shelby, and Bethlehem,
  • 00:21:09.086 --> 00:21:10.988
  • and Shelby, and Bethlehem,and Mary, and Mary, and Mulley,
  • 00:21:10.988 --> 00:21:12.657
  • and Mary, and Mary, and Mulley,and favor, and this weird
  • 00:21:12.657 --> 00:21:13.658
  • and favor, and this weirdyear we've had.
  • 00:21:13.658 --> 00:21:15.960
  • year we've had.Why am I thinking about this?"
  • 00:21:15.960 --> 00:21:17.828
  • Why am I thinking about this?"And so then I saw the verses.
  • 00:21:17.828 --> 00:21:18.996
  • And so then I saw the verses.And I wanted to thank Mulley.
  • 00:21:18.996 --> 00:21:19.830
  • And I wanted to thank Mulley.If you ever watch me preach
  • 00:21:19.830 --> 00:21:21.499
  • If you ever watch me preachon YouTube, thank you Mulley,
  • 00:21:21.499 --> 00:21:25.403
  • on YouTube, thank you Mulley,because Mary said in verse 34,
  • 00:21:25.403 --> 00:21:27.405
  • because Mary said in verse 34,"I am a virgin,"
  • 00:21:27.405 --> 00:21:29.707
  • "I am a virgin,"and that's who she was,
  • 00:21:29.707 --> 00:21:32.276
  • and that's who she was,according to her experience.
  • 00:21:32.276 --> 00:21:34.779
  • according to her experience.But in verse 38, she said,
  • 00:21:34.779 --> 00:21:38.749
  • But in verse 38, she said,"I am the Lord's."
  • 00:21:38.749 --> 00:21:42.119
  • "I am the Lord's."That's whose she was.
  • 00:21:42.119 --> 00:21:44.388
  • That's whose she was.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]So, we need to remember
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  • So, we need to rememberthis year that the world
  • 00:21:48.726 --> 00:21:51.696
  • this year that the worldcan call you Ben Oni,
  • 00:21:51.696 --> 00:21:53.097
  • can call you Ben Oni,and your emotions can call
  • 00:21:53.097 --> 00:21:56.801
  • and your emotions can callthis year a waste,
  • 00:21:56.801 --> 00:22:02.673
  • this year a waste,but his father named him,
  • 00:22:02.673 --> 00:22:08.279
  • but his father named him,son of my right hand.
  • 00:22:08.279 --> 00:22:10.614
  • son of my right hand.Now, if you receive this word,
  • 00:22:10.614 --> 00:22:13.117
  • Now, if you receive this word,I want you to stand up
  • 00:22:13.117 --> 00:22:14.585
  • I want you to stand upon your feet, clap your hands,
  • 00:22:14.585 --> 00:22:15.486
  • on your feet, clap your hands,and give God the greatest
  • 00:22:15.486 --> 00:22:17.288
  • and give God the greatestpraise that you gave
  • 00:22:17.288 --> 00:22:18.723
  • praise that you gaveHim since December 31st.
  • 00:22:18.723 --> 00:22:25.396
  • Him since December 31st.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]Let's do this, and then they're
  • 00:22:29.200 --> 00:22:30.234
  • Let's do this, and then they'regonna sing "The Blessing,"
  • 00:22:30.234 --> 00:22:32.002
  • gonna sing "The Blessing,"and we're gonna worship God.
  • 00:22:32.002 --> 00:22:35.940
  • and we're gonna worship God.But let's look at Micah 5:2
  • 00:22:35.940 --> 00:22:37.975
  • But let's look at Micah 5:2one more time.
  • 00:22:37.975 --> 00:22:42.246
  • one more time."But you, Bethlehem."
  • 00:22:42.246 --> 00:22:45.316
  • "But you, Bethlehem."But you, small place.
  • 00:22:45.316 --> 00:22:47.852
  • But you, small place.But you, painful place.
  • 00:22:47.852 --> 00:22:50.855
  • But you, painful place.But you, where Rachel died.
  • 00:22:50.855 --> 00:22:52.490
  • But you, where Rachel died."Though you are small among
  • 00:22:52.490 --> 00:22:54.859
  • "Though you are small amongthe clans of Judah,"
  • 00:22:54.859 --> 00:22:55.626
  • the clans of Judah,"though the womb
  • 00:22:55.626 --> 00:22:57.628
  • though the wombis a virgin womb,
  • 00:22:57.628 --> 00:22:59.630
  • is a virgin womb,though Bethlehem is not even
  • 00:22:59.630 --> 00:23:01.098
  • though Bethlehem is not eventhe place you intended
  • 00:23:01.098 --> 00:23:02.867
  • the place you intendedto give birth,
  • 00:23:02.867 --> 00:23:07.972
  • to give birth,"out of you will come for me."
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  • "out of you will come for me."Thank you for your glory, Lord.
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  • Thank you for your glory, Lord.And we confess that
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  • And we confess thatthe sufferings of this present
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  • the sufferings of this presenttime are not even worthy
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  • time are not even worthyto be compared with the glory
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  • to be compared with the glorythat will be revealed
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  • that will be revealedin your people.
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  • in your people.We are your servants,
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  • We are your servants,your people, your sons,
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  • - We're so thankful that you
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  • - We're so thankful that youjoined us today.
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  • joined us today.One of my favorite things about
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  • One of my favorite things aboutthese sermons is how I can
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  • these sermons is how I cantake the word and apply
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  • take the word and applyit immediately.
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  • it immediately.There are always connections
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  • There are always connectionsthat I can make,
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  • that I can make,and ways that I can practically
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  • and ways that I can practicallyprocess these teachings.
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  • process these teachings.I could easily listen,
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  • I could easily listen,and then walk away, and really
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  • and then walk away, and reallynot do anything with it,
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  • not do anything with it,but when I really do sit down
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  • but when I really do sit downand apply this to my life,
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  • and apply this to my life,I begin to feel a shift
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  • - Yeah, and you see changes
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  • - Yeah, and you see changesin your life when you accept
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  • in your life when you acceptand embrace the challenge.
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  • and embrace the challenge.So, today, if you felt
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  • So, today, if you feltchallenged or encouraged,
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  • challenged or encouraged,I have a resource I wanna
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  • I have a resource I wannamake available for you.
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  • make available for you.It includes the sermon
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  • It includes the sermonyou just heard,
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  • you just heard,and a few other messages
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  • and a few other messagesthat'll take you deeper,
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  • that'll take you deeper,strengthen your faith,
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  • strengthen your faith,and really, really help you
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  • and really, really help youin your relationship with God,
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  • in your relationship with God,grow closer to Him,
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  • grow closer to Him,and see what He has for you.
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  • and see what He has for you.Today's resource is available
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  • Today's resource is availablewith your gift of any amount,
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  • with your gift of any amount,so we can continue to take
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  • so we can continue to takethe gospel to others.
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  • the gospel to others.All you have to do is call
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  • All you have to do is callor go online, request your copy,
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  • or go online, request your copy,and know that you aren't just
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  • and know that you aren't justrequesting a resource.
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  • requesting a resource.You're helping us get God's
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  • You're helping us get God'sword out and preach Jesus Christ
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  • word out and preach Jesus Christto people all over the world.
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  • to people all over the world.Thank you so much
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  • Thank you so muchfor your support.
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  • for your support.We couldn't do it without you.
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  • We couldn't do it without you.Oh, one more thing
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  • Oh, one more thingbefore you go.
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  • before you go.Did you know you can join
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  • Did you know you can joinus live every weekend online?
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  • us live every weekend online?You can be a part of our eFam,
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  • You can be a part of our eFam,our extended church family.
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  • our extended church family.Visit us at StevenFurtick.com,
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  • Visit us at StevenFurtick.com,click the Live button,
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  • - E-fam is our online family
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  • at Elevation Church.
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  • It doesn't matter
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  • where you call home,
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  • becoming part of our E-fam
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  • It's so simple for you to join
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  • preaching, and community
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  • with people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • You can have a deeper connection
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  • and an E-Team,
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  • with other E-fam near you
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  • though watch parties.
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  • Wherever you find
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  • yourself in life,
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  • we wanna be a place
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  • you can depend on
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  • for receiving inspiration,
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  • encouragement and support.
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  • Grow your faith,
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  • ♪ Oh, I believe ♪
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  • ♪ If I'm not dead ♪
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  • ♪ You're not done ♪
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  • ♪ Greater things ♪
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  • ♪ Are still to come ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, I believe ♪
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  • ♪ If I'm not dead ♪
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  • ♪ You're not done ♪
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  • ♪ Greater things ♪
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  • ♪ Are still to come ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, I believe ♪
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  • ♪ If I'm not dead ♪
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  • ♪ You're not done ♪
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  • ♪ Greater things ♪
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  • ♪ Are still to come ♪
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  • - ♪ My best days are ♪
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  • ♪ Up ahead of me, yeah ♪
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  • - ♪ This is my testimony ♪
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  • ♪ From death to life ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause grace ♪
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  • ♪ Rewrote my story ♪
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  • ♪ I'll testify ♪
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  • ♪ By Jesus Christ ♪
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  • ♪ The righteous ♪
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  • ♪ I'm justified ♪
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  • ♪ This is my testimony ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, I'm alive ♪
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  • ♪ This is my testimony ♪
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  • ♪ From death to life ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause grace ♪
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  • ♪ Rewrote my story ♪
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  • ♪ I'll testify ♪
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  • ♪ By Jesus Christ ♪
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  • ♪ The righteous ♪
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  • ♪ I'm justified ♪
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  • ♪ This is my testimony ♪
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  • ♪ Oh ♪
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  • ♪ From death to life ♪
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  • ♪ Now I'm alive ♪
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  • ♪ Got a reason to say ♪
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  • ♪ A reason to say ♪
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