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Lonely Places Part 1

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February 3, 2021
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Pastor Steven Furtick shares how to start finding true rest in Jesus’ presence.

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  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
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  • to grow your faith
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  • and hear biblical teaching
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  • to encourage
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  • and inspire you,
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  • this is a great place to start.
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  • But this is more than just
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  • 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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  • and get to participate
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  • in the community of people
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  • tuning in just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - So today's message
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  • - So today's messagecomes from Mark 1:35-45.
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  • comes from Mark 1:35-45.And the Bible says that
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  • And the Bible says that"Very early in the morning,
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  • "Very early in the morning,while it was still dark,
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  • while it was still dark,Jesus got up."
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  • Jesus got up."Very early in the morning,
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  • Very early in the morning,while it was still dark,
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  • while it was still dark,Jesus got up.
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  • Jesus got up.Very early in the morning,
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  • Very early in the morning,while it was still dark,
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  • while it was still dark,Jesus got up.
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  • Jesus got up.No, your YouTube
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  • No, your YouTubeis not buffering.
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  • is not buffering.I read it three times
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  • I read it three timeson purpose.
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  • on purpose.I wonder if that's
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  • I wonder if that'sforeshadowing something
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  • foreshadowing somethingthat's gonna happen later
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  • that's gonna happen laterin the Gospel of Mark.
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  • in the Gospel of Mark."Very early in the morning,
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  • "Very early in the morning,while it was still dark,
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  • I'mma turn my chair around
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  • I'mma turn my chair aroundand preach back here
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  • and preach back hereand see if anybody knows
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  • and see if anybody knowsthe Bible back here.
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  • the Bible back here.I just wondered
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  • I just wonderedif Mark put that in
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  • if Mark put that inbecause he was giving
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  • because he was givinga little bit of foreshadowing
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  • a little bit of foreshadowingof what would happen later.
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  • of what would happen later."Very early,
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  • "Very early,while it was still dark,
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  • And so, just pointin' that
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  • And so, just pointin' thatout to you,
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  • out to you,that God knows
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  • that God knowshow this thing ends,
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  • how this thing ends,that He knows
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  • that He knowshow this thing turns out.
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  • how this thing turns out.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]Oh, you're not ready for me,
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  • "Very early in the morning,
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  • "Very early in the morning,while it was still dark,
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  • while it was still dark,Jesus got up, left the house
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  • Jesus got up, left the houseand went off to a solitary place
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  • and went off to a solitary placewhere He prayed."
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  • where He prayed."Where He prayed.
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  • Where He prayed."Simon and his companions
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  • "Simon and his companionswent to look for him,
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  • went to look for him,and when they found Him,
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  • and when they found Him,they exclaimed,
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  • they exclaimed,'Everyone is looking for you.'
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  • 'Everyone is looking for you.'And Jesus replied,
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  • And Jesus replied,'Well, let's go
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  • 'Well, let's gosomewhere else -
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  • somewhere else -to the nearby villages -
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  • to the nearby villages -so I can preach there also.
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  • so I can preach there also.That is why I have come.'"
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  • That is why I have come.'"That is why I have come.
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  • That is why I have come."So, He traveled
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  • "So, He traveledthroughout Galilee,
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  • throughout Galilee,preaching in their synagogues
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  • preaching in their synagoguesand driving out demons.
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  • and driving out demons.A man with leprosy came to Him
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  • A man with leprosy came to Himand begged Him on his knees,
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  • and begged Him on his knees,'If You are willing,
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  • 'If You are willing,You can make me clean.'
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  • You can make me clean.'Jesus was indignant.
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  • Jesus was indignant.He reached out His hand
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  • He reached out His handand touched the man.
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  • and touched the man.'I am willing,' He said.
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  • 'I am willing,' He said.'Be clean!'
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  • 'Be clean!'Immediately the leprosy
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  • Immediately the leprosyleft him
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  • left himand he was cleansed.
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  • and he was cleansed.Jesus sent him away at once
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  • Jesus sent him away at oncewith a strong warning:
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  • with a strong warning:'See that you don't tell this
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  • 'See that you don't tell thisto anyone.
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  • to anyone.But go, show yourself
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  • But go, show yourselfto the priest
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  • to the priestand offer the sacrifices
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  • and offer the sacrificesthat Moses commanded
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  • that Moses commandedfor your cleansing,
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  • for your cleansing,as a testimony to them.'
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  • as a testimony to them.'Instead, he went out
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  • Instead, he went outand began to talk freely,
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  • and began to talk freely,spreading the news.
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  • spreading the news.As a result, Jesus could
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  • As a result, Jesus couldno longer enter a town openly
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  • no longer enter a town openlybut stayed outside
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  • but stayed outsidein lonely places.
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  • in lonely places.Yet the people still came to Him
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  • Yet the people still came to Himfrom everywhere."
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  • from everywhere."That's my title today.
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  • enter a town openly
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  • enter a town openlybut stayed outside
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  • but stayed outsidein lonely places."
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  • in lonely places."I wanna talk to you
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  • I wanna talk to youabout lonely places today.
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  • about lonely places today.Lonely places.
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  • Lonely places.Let's pray.
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  • Let's pray.God, You inhabit all things.
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  • God, You inhabit all things.You inhabit the praises
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  • You inhabit the praisesof Your people.
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  • of Your people.You inhabit the broken
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  • You inhabit the brokenand the contrite heart.
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  • and the contrite heart.Today, Lord, I pray
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  • Today, Lord, I praythat you would fill
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  • that you would fillevery kitchen
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  • every kitchenwhere this Word is going forth.
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  • where this Word is going forth.That You would fill
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  • That You would fillevery bedroom where this Word
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  • every bedroom where this Wordis going forth,
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  • is going forth,every living room,
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  • every living room,every condo, every back deck,
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  • every condo, every back deck,every car, every hospital room,
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  • every car, every hospital room,every prison cell
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  • every prison cellwhere this Word is going forth.
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  • where this Word is going forth.And everybody in this room
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  • And everybody in this roomis here to agree with me
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  • is here to agree with methat You are filling
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  • that You are fillingall spaces right now
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  • all spaces right nowwith your glory.
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  • with your glory.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]And we thank You
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  • And we thank Youthat You are here.
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  • that You are here.And we thank You
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  • And we thank Youthat we are never forsaken,
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  • that we are never forsaken,never abandoned.
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  • never abandoned.We pray this and believe this,
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  • We pray this and believe this,because we have Your Word on it,
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  • because we have Your Word on it,a guarantee from Heaven
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  • a guarantee from Heaventhat never will You leave us
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  • that never will You leave usor forsake us.
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  • or forsake us.And we stand on that promise
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  • And we stand on that promiseright now in Jesus' name.
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  • right now in Jesus' name.Amen.
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  • Amen.Amen in the chat.
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  • Amen in the chat.Amen in the chat.
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  • Amen in the chat.Jesus is hiding
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  • Jesus is hidingfrom His disciples.
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  • from His disciples.Jesus is hiding
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  • Jesus is hidingfrom His disciples.
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  • from His disciples.Let's make Elevation
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  • Let's make Elevationa Catholic Church for a minute
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  • a Catholic Church for a minuteand have a confession,
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  • and have a confession,all right?
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  • all right?Let's turn this
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  • Let's turn thisinto a confession booth
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  • into a confession boothin the chat.
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  • in the chat.How many parents
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  • How many parentshave hiding places where you go
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  • have hiding places where you goto get away from your kids?
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  • There's a few hands going up
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  • There's a few hands going upin the room.
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  • in the room.Raise your hand in the chat.
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  • Raise your hand in the chat.And I know y'all
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  • And I know y'alldon't have kids yet.
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  • don't have kids yet.You don't have kids,
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  • You don't have kids,you don't have kids,
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  • you don't have kids,so you're judging
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  • so you're judgingthis whole situation right now.
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  • this whole situation right now."Oh, if I had kids,
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  • "Oh, if I had kids,I would be emotionally available
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  • I would be emotionally availableso that they could see
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  • so that they could seethe heart of my good,
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  • the heart of my good,good Father whose arms
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  • good Father whose armsare open wide."
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  • are open wide."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]But we have this workout --
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  • But we have this workout --a little workout room
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  • a little workout roomin my house.
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  • in my house.I'm grateful for it.
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  • I'm grateful for it.Sometimes I go in there
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  • Sometimes I go in therefor six hours.
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  • for six hours.Six hours, and do ten
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  • Six hours, and do tenbicep curls.
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  • bicep curls.It's really like
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  • It's really likea second office for me.
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  • a second office for me.I go in there to hide.
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  • I go in there to hide.And I go in there and, you know,
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  • And I go in there and, you know,I'd be seven times bigger
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  • I'd be seven times biggerif I was actually
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  • if I was actuallylifting weights in there.
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  • lifting weights in there.But I go in there
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  • But I go in therejust to hide sometimes.
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  • just to hide sometimes.I have a whole desk.
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  • I have a whole desk.Right beside my pre-workout
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  • Right beside my pre-workoutis a Bible
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  • is a Bibleand then a notebook.
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  • and then a notebook.Especially in these
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  • Especially in theselast few weeks I've had to --
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  • last few weeks I've had to --how many of you -- yeah.
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  • how many of you -- yeah.I see it in the chat
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  • I see it in the chatfrom Jessica, and Ivy,
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  • from Jessica, and Ivy,and Jessie.
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  • and Jessie.All the hands raising.
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  • All the hands raising.And all of you
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  • And all of youthat are judging me
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  • that are judging mewith the captions,
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  • with the captions,because your kids are only
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  • because your kids are onlysix months old right now,
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  • six months old right now,"and I just love
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  • "and I just loveto snuggle them all the time,
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  • to snuggle them all the time,and I just like to --"
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  • and I just like to --"[indiscernible].
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  • [indiscernible].I speak this
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  • I speak thisas a prophetic declaration
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  • as a prophetic declarationinto your future.
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  • into your future.If you watch this message
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  • If you watch this messagein five years,
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  • in five years,you will have nests
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  • you will have nestswithin your home.
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  • within your home.If you parent long enough,
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  • If you parent long enough,you will do drive-by's
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  • you will do drive-by'son your own house
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  • on your own housewhen you come home from work.
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  • when you come home from work.You will go to work to hide
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  • You will go to work to hideand rest from your children.
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  • and rest from your children.Praise the Lord.
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  • Praise the Lord.And it's interesting
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  • And it's interestingbecause, like I was saying,
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  • because, like I was saying,some of the places
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  • some of the placesthat we used to go to get away
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  • that we used to go to get awayare now places
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  • are now placeswhere we can no longer go,
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  • where we can no longer go,and it's forced us
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  • and it's forced usto deal with some of the things
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  • to deal with some of the thingsin our own hearts
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  • in our own heartsthat we used to be able
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  • that we used to be ableto run form.
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  • to run form.Y'all didn't come
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  • Y'all didn't cometo help me preach today.
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  • to help me preach today.It's lonely in this
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  • It's lonely in thisElevation pulpit today.
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  • Elevation pulpit today.And Jesus -- I don't feel so bad
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  • And Jesus -- I don't feel so badabout hiding from my kids
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  • about hiding from my kidsevery now and then.
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  • every now and then.And I really am a very,
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  • And I really am a very,very present dad.
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  • very present dad.I don't want you
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  • I don't want youto get the wrong idea.
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  • to get the wrong idea.Every once in a while,
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  • Every once in a while,like Jesus, I gotta get away
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  • like Jesus, I gotta get awayfrom Peter.
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  • from Peter.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]I thought it was so ironic,
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  • I thought it was so ironic,because we talk about
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  • because we talk aboutspending time with Jesus.
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  • spending time with Jesus.I see y'all on Instagram
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  • I see y'all on Instagramwith your coffee mug,
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  • with your coffee mug,and your journal,
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  • and your journal,and your Amplified Bible.
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  • and your Amplified Bible.Study scripture
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  • Study scripturethree different translations,
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  • three different translations,devotion books
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  • devotion bookstalking about spending,
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  • talking about spending,you know, "Just spending
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  • you know, "Just spendingsome time with Jesus."
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  • some time with Jesus."And I thought it was cool
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  • And I thought it was coolthat even Jesus needed
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  • - CONGREGATION: Wow.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Wow.- This is really important,
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  • - This is really important,because if you never spend
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  • because if you never spendany time disconnected
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  • any time disconnectedfrom the external,
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  • from the external,you will always be driven
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  • you will always be drivenby agendas that come
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  • by agendas that comefrom the outside.
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  • from the outside.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]Really, the life of Jesus
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  • Really, the life of Jesusmodels in so many ways
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  • models in so many waysthe ability to live from within.
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  • the ability to live from within.What he's teaching us here
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  • What he's teaching us hereis not just the importance
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  • And thank God,
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  • And thank God,because I'm not
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  • because I'm nota morning person.
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  • a morning person.I think it's hilarious
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  • I think it's hilariousthat I have to preach
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  • that I have to preachthese messages in the morning,
  • 00:08:00.732 --> 00:08:01.600
  • these messages in the morning,because a lot of mornings,
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  • because a lot of mornings,I don't even feel
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  • I don't even feellike a Christian
  • 00:08:02.968 --> 00:08:05.370
  • like a Christianuntil about 11 a.m.
  • 00:08:05.370 --> 00:08:06.304
  • until about 11 a.m.It takes me that long
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  • It takes me that longto get saved again.
  • 00:08:08.139 --> 00:08:09.341
  • to get saved again.It takes me a cup of coffee
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  • It takes me a cup of coffeeand a Diet Coke just to feel
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  • and a Diet Coke just to feelthe Holy Spirit in the morning.
  • 00:08:13.311 --> 00:08:14.646
  • the Holy Spirit in the morning.But Jesus got up early.
  • 00:08:14.646 --> 00:08:15.247
  • But Jesus got up early.Why?
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  • Why?To pray,
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  • To pray,to align Himself
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  • to align Himselfwith His purpose,
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  • with His purpose,and it's never been
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  • and it's never beenmore important,
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  • more important,because Jesus is at the height
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  • because Jesus is at the heightof his popularity.
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  • of his popularity.And He understood
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  • And He understoodthat popularity and purpose
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  • that popularity and purposedon't often work together.
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  • don't often work together.In fact, can I preach
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  • In fact, can I preachlike I did to the young people?
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  • like I did to the young people?- CONGREGATION: Yes.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Yes.- Can I preach like I did
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  • - Can I preach like I didto the young people?
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  • to the young people?[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]I was telling them
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  • I was telling themnot to confuse fame
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  • not to confuse famewith fruitfulness,
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  • with fruitfulness,not to confuse being noticed
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  • not to confuse being noticedwith being known.
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  • with being known.When I came and preached
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  • When I came and preachedto the young people on Friday
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  • to the young people on Fridayto close YTHX,
  • 00:08:52.851 --> 00:08:54.386
  • to close YTHX,I was telling them how,
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  • I was telling them how,you know, Jesus refused
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  • you know, Jesus refusedto be controlled
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  • to be controlledby popular opinion
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  • by popular opinionor external agendas.
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  • or external agendas.And for this reason,
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  • And for this reason,the Bible says that He
  • 00:09:04.262 --> 00:09:06.932
  • the Bible says that Hesnuck away from Peter, James,
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  • snuck away from Peter, James,John, Andrew, Bartholomew,
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  • John, Andrew, Bartholomew,went to a solitary place,
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  • went to a solitary place,the Bible calls it.
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  • the Bible calls it.It's the same phrase
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  • It's the same phrasethat you would see to mean
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  • that you would see to meanwilderness, or wasteland,
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  • wilderness, or wasteland,or desert.
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  • or desert.Jesus apparently had
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  • Jesus apparently hada secret spot
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  • a secret spotthat he liked to go,
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  • that he liked to go,and recharge,
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  • and recharge,and spend time with Jesus.
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  • and spend time with Jesus.Jesus had to go
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  • Jesus had to gospend some time with Jesus
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  • spend some time with Jesusand with His Father.
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  • and with His Father.And the Bible calls this prayer,
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  • And the Bible calls this prayer,not just a time for Him
  • 00:09:37.896 --> 00:09:38.797
  • not just a time for Himto read through His list
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  • to read through His listof things that He'd like God
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  • of things that He'd like Godto do for Him,
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  • to do for Him,but a place for Him
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  • but a place for Himto get His orders on the inside
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  • to get His orders on the insideof what God wanted Him
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  • of what God wanted Himto do that day.
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  • to do that day.Now, if you do not have
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  • Now, if you do not havethis place in your life
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  • this place in your lifewhere you go
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  • where you goand you are willing to be alone
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  • and you are willing to be alonefor a little while,
  • 00:09:52.377 --> 00:09:54.079
  • for a little while,you will spend your entire life
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  • you will spend your entire lifescrolling through screenshots
  • 00:09:55.480 --> 00:09:57.115
  • scrolling through screenshotsof everybody else's idea
  • 00:09:57.115 --> 00:09:57.782
  • of everybody else's ideaof purpose.
  • 00:09:57.782 --> 00:10:00.752
  • of purpose.[Cheering]
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  • [Cheering]But Jesus understood
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  • But Jesus understoodthat it is important
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  • that it is importantto get alone sometimes,
  • 00:10:06.391 --> 00:10:08.627
  • to get alone sometimes,to get alone sometimes.
  • 00:10:08.627 --> 00:10:09.394
  • to get alone sometimes.And I found out
  • 00:10:09.394 --> 00:10:10.895
  • And I found outthat we're living in a time
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  • that we're living in a timewhere it's never been
  • 00:10:13.832 --> 00:10:15.934
  • where it's never beenmore difficult to really
  • 00:10:15.934 --> 00:10:17.969
  • more difficult to reallybe alone.
  • 00:10:17.969 --> 00:10:18.837
  • be alone.I mean really alone.
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  • I mean really alone.I don't mean that
  • 00:10:19.371 --> 00:10:19.938
  • I don't mean thatthere's no other
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  • there's no otherhuman bodies around.
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  • human bodies around.That's pretty easy right now.
  • 00:10:23.708 --> 00:10:24.876
  • That's pretty easy right now.But I mean to really
  • 00:10:24.876 --> 00:10:26.444
  • But I mean to reallyjust be alone
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  • just be aloneand to really seek,
  • 00:10:28.647 --> 00:10:30.048
  • and to really seek,"God, what do You
  • 00:10:30.048 --> 00:10:33.018
  • "God, what do Youwant Me to do?"
  • 00:10:33.018 --> 00:10:33.952
  • want Me to do?"That's hard to do,
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  • That's hard to do,because I'm bombarded.
  • 00:10:35.854 --> 00:10:36.488
  • because I'm bombarded.It's hard to do,
  • 00:10:36.488 --> 00:10:38.590
  • It's hard to do,because, you know,
  • 00:10:38.590 --> 00:10:39.758
  • because, you know,if I'm reading my Bible
  • 00:10:39.758 --> 00:10:42.327
  • if I'm reading my Bibleor if I'm watching a sermon
  • 00:10:42.327 --> 00:10:43.094
  • or if I'm watching a sermonon the same phone
  • 00:10:43.094 --> 00:10:45.697
  • on the same phonewhere I have my Bible app,
  • 00:10:45.697 --> 00:10:47.832
  • where I have my Bible app,there's all these other apps.
  • 00:10:47.832 --> 00:10:48.867
  • there's all these other apps.It's never been harder
  • 00:10:48.867 --> 00:10:49.601
  • It's never been harderto be alone.
  • 00:10:49.601 --> 00:10:50.802
  • to be alone.Have you noticed this?
  • 00:10:50.802 --> 00:10:52.470
  • Have you noticed this?Even when we're alone,
  • 00:10:52.470 --> 00:10:55.674
  • Even when we're alone,we are flooded with voices.
  • 00:10:55.674 --> 00:10:57.609
  • we are flooded with voices.Even when we are alone,
  • 00:10:57.609 --> 00:10:59.778
  • Even when we are alone,there is an abundance of noise.
  • 00:10:59.778 --> 00:11:01.046
  • there is an abundance of noise.And so Jesus had a spot,
  • 00:11:01.046 --> 00:11:02.547
  • And so Jesus had a spot,and you have to have a spot.
  • 00:11:02.547 --> 00:11:03.281
  • and you have to have a spot.And I wish they made
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  • And I wish they madean airplane mode switch
  • 00:11:04.582 --> 00:11:05.617
  • an airplane mode switchon my mind.
  • 00:11:05.617 --> 00:11:06.384
  • on my mind.You know how they have it
  • 00:11:06.384 --> 00:11:07.652
  • You know how they have iton the phone where you can
  • 00:11:07.652 --> 00:11:08.953
  • on the phone where you canturn off the connection
  • 00:11:08.953 --> 00:11:10.355
  • turn off the connectionand just be with what's really
  • 00:11:10.355 --> 00:11:11.389
  • and just be with what's reallyon the device?
  • 00:11:11.389 --> 00:11:12.357
  • on the device?I wish there was one
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  • I wish there was onefor my mind,
  • 00:11:13.091 --> 00:11:13.925
  • for my mind,but I can't find it
  • 00:11:13.925 --> 00:11:14.759
  • but I can't find itin my mind.
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  • in my mind.And I find that even when
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  • And I find that even whenI'm all alone physically,
  • 00:11:17.762 --> 00:11:19.964
  • I'm all alone physically,emotionally it's a crowded space
  • 00:11:19.964 --> 00:11:21.399
  • emotionally it's a crowded spaceright now.
  • 00:11:21.399 --> 00:11:23.201
  • right now.One of the issues of our day
  • 00:11:23.201 --> 00:11:24.469
  • One of the issues of our dayis going to be that we are
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  • is going to be that we aregoing to become numb
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  • going to become numbto the things
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  • to the thingsthat really matter,
  • 00:11:28.006 --> 00:11:29.674
  • that really matter,because we are so bombarded
  • 00:11:29.674 --> 00:11:31.309
  • because we are so bombardedand constantly connected
  • 00:11:31.309 --> 00:11:31.910
  • and constantly connectedto the things
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  • to the thingsthat are peripheral,
  • 00:11:32.744 --> 00:11:34.479
  • that are peripheral,that vie for our attention,
  • 00:11:34.479 --> 00:11:36.114
  • that vie for our attention,that are not really essential.
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  • that are not really essential.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]I'm preaching, Caroline.
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  • I'm preaching, Caroline.I'm preaching, Melissa.
  • 00:11:41.052 --> 00:11:42.921
  • I'm preaching, Melissa.I'm preaching, Neo.
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  • I'm preaching, Neo.Yes, I am.
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  • Yes, I am.Jesus got alone.
  • 00:11:46.291 --> 00:11:48.126
  • Jesus got alone.He chose to go -- get alone.
  • 00:11:48.126 --> 00:11:49.527
  • He chose to go -- get alone.Now, it wasn't easy for Him.
  • 00:11:49.527 --> 00:11:50.662
  • Now, it wasn't easy for Him.In fact, the Bible says
  • 00:11:50.662 --> 00:11:53.998
  • In fact, the Bible saysthat Peter came looking for Him.
  • 00:11:53.998 --> 00:11:55.100
  • that Peter came looking for Him.Peter came looking for Him.
  • 00:11:55.100 --> 00:11:55.734
  • Peter came looking for Him.You know what my kids
  • 00:11:55.734 --> 00:11:56.901
  • You know what my kidshave started doing now?
  • 00:11:56.901 --> 00:11:58.269
  • have started doing now?They started FaceTiming me
  • 00:11:58.269 --> 00:11:59.270
  • They started FaceTiming mein my own house.
  • 00:11:59.270 --> 00:12:01.306
  • Yes, they have.
  • 00:12:05.243 --> 00:12:09.147
  • Yes, they have.FaceTiming me in my own house,
  • 00:12:09.147 --> 00:12:10.315
  • FaceTiming me in my own house,looking for me
  • 00:12:10.315 --> 00:12:11.549
  • So Peter tracks Jesus down.
  • 00:12:16.387 --> 00:12:16.988
  • So Peter tracks Jesus down.Now listen.
  • 00:12:16.988 --> 00:12:17.756
  • Now listen.The Greek -- you can
  • 00:12:17.756 --> 00:12:19.057
  • The Greek -- you canlook this up on a Study Bible
  • 00:12:19.057 --> 00:12:19.824
  • look this up on a Study Bibleif you want to.
  • 00:12:19.824 --> 00:12:20.959
  • if you want to.The Greek where it says
  • 00:12:20.959 --> 00:12:22.694
  • The Greek where it saysthat he went looking for Jesus
  • 00:12:22.694 --> 00:12:23.394
  • that he went looking for Jesuswhen Jesus went
  • 00:12:23.394 --> 00:12:24.395
  • when Jesus wentto His little spot.
  • 00:12:24.395 --> 00:12:25.296
  • to His little spot.You know, Jesus had a little
  • 00:12:25.296 --> 00:12:26.397
  • You know, Jesus had a littlespot where He could get alone,
  • 00:12:26.397 --> 00:12:27.232
  • spot where He could get alone,just be alone,
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  • just be alone,hear what the Father says,
  • 00:12:28.099 --> 00:12:28.767
  • hear what the Father says,and get away
  • 00:12:28.767 --> 00:12:29.601
  • and get awayfrom all the distractions,
  • 00:12:29.601 --> 00:12:30.201
  • from all the distractions,and get away
  • 00:12:30.201 --> 00:12:31.069
  • and get awayfrom all the opinions,
  • 00:12:31.069 --> 00:12:31.569
  • from all the opinions,and get away
  • 00:12:31.569 --> 00:12:32.537
  • and get awayfrom all the 24-hour
  • 00:12:32.537 --> 00:12:34.038
  • from all the 24-hourcycle of depression,
  • 00:12:34.038 --> 00:12:36.007
  • cycle of depression,and anxiety, and craziness
  • 00:12:36.007 --> 00:12:37.175
  • and anxiety, and crazinessthat they feed to us,
  • 00:12:37.175 --> 00:12:38.610
  • that they feed to us,and they give us our fear
  • 00:12:38.610 --> 00:12:39.911
  • and they give us our fearin the form of entertainment.
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  • in the form of entertainment.And we don't even realize
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  • And we don't even realizewe're hooked on stuff
  • 00:12:41.412 --> 00:12:43.014
  • we're hooked on stuffthat is designed to keep us
  • 00:12:43.014 --> 00:12:43.982
  • that is designed to keep usin a state of needing
  • 00:12:43.982 --> 00:12:44.749
  • in a state of needingthe very thing
  • 00:12:44.749 --> 00:12:45.784
  • the very thingthat is killing us.
  • 00:12:45.784 --> 00:12:49.454
  • that is killing us.Jesus got away,
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  • Jesus got away,and here comes Peter.
  • 00:12:52.223 --> 00:12:53.424
  • and here comes Peter.Here comes Peter.
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  • Here comes Peter.The Greek says
  • 00:12:54.092 --> 00:12:56.728
  • The Greek sayshe tracked Him down,
  • 00:12:56.728 --> 00:13:00.198
  • he tracked Him down,almost like he was a stalker,
  • 00:13:00.198 --> 00:13:01.065
  • almost like he was a stalker,almost like how the Devil
  • 00:13:01.065 --> 00:13:03.268
  • almost like how the Devilwill track you down,
  • 00:13:03.268 --> 00:13:05.036
  • will track you down,almost like how anxiety
  • 00:13:05.036 --> 00:13:07.005
  • almost like how anxietywill track you down,
  • 00:13:07.005 --> 00:13:08.573
  • will track you down,almost how something
  • 00:13:08.573 --> 00:13:09.574
  • almost how somethingthat happened two years ago
  • 00:13:09.574 --> 00:13:10.275
  • that happened two years agowill track you down
  • 00:13:10.275 --> 00:13:10.909
  • will track you downand try to keep you
  • 00:13:10.909 --> 00:13:11.776
  • and try to keep youfrom enjoying
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  • from enjoyingthis present moment.
  • 00:13:14.212 --> 00:13:19.050
  • this present moment.And Peter's like, "Hey, Rabbi.
  • 00:13:19.050 --> 00:13:21.719
  • And Peter's like, "Hey, Rabbi.Everybody's looking for You,"
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  • Everybody's looking for You,"as if Jesus was going to conform
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  • as if Jesus was going to conformto the expectations of others
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  • to the expectations of otherswhen He came from God
  • 00:13:32.730 --> 00:13:34.966
  • when He came from Godfor a purpose that was innate
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  • for a purpose that was innateto His very nature.
  • 00:13:37.769 --> 00:13:39.637
  • to His very nature."They're looking for You, man.
  • 00:13:39.637 --> 00:13:40.738
  • "They're looking for You, man.You gotta get out there.
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  • You gotta get out there.Do some more of this exorcisms,
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  • Do some more of this exorcisms,these demons casting out.
  • 00:13:45.109 --> 00:13:46.578
  • these demons casting out.This is playing really well
  • 00:13:46.578 --> 00:13:47.712
  • This is playing really wellin the polls.
  • 00:13:47.712 --> 00:13:48.680
  • in the polls.People say that they'd be
  • 00:13:48.680 --> 00:13:50.348
  • People say that they'd bemore likely to vote for You
  • 00:13:50.348 --> 00:13:51.282
  • more likely to vote for Youif You would do more of these
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  • if You would do more of theseexorcisms, you know?"
  • 00:13:52.784 --> 00:13:54.452
  • exorcisms, you know?"Jesus is at the height
  • 00:13:54.452 --> 00:13:55.854
  • Jesus is at the heightof His popularity,
  • 00:13:55.854 --> 00:13:57.755
  • of His popularity,but He chooses to be alone.
  • 00:13:57.755 --> 00:13:59.090
  • but He chooses to be alone.And watch what He does next.
  • 00:13:59.090 --> 00:14:00.425
  • And watch what He does next.And this is what you can do
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  • And this is what you can dowhen your intention
  • 00:14:02.026 --> 00:14:04.062
  • when your intentionis set from within.
  • 00:14:04.062 --> 00:14:04.896
  • is set from within.Here's what I mean by that.
  • 00:14:04.896 --> 00:14:07.198
  • Here's what I mean by that.Seek first the kingdom of God
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  • Seek first the kingdom of Godand His righteousness.
  • 00:14:09.200 --> 00:14:10.635
  • and His righteousness.Here's what I mean from that.
  • 00:14:10.635 --> 00:14:11.336
  • Here's what I mean from that.You operate
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  • You operatefrom a place of peace,
  • 00:14:13.137 --> 00:14:14.772
  • from a place of peace,not a place of pressure.
  • 00:14:14.772 --> 00:14:16.407
  • not a place of pressure.Here's what I mean by that.
  • 00:14:16.407 --> 00:14:17.475
  • Here's what I mean by that.You let the world be
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  • You let the world beas crazy as it wants to be,
  • 00:14:20.111 --> 00:14:21.045
  • as crazy as it wants to be,but you have something
  • 00:14:21.045 --> 00:14:23.214
  • but you have somethingthat transcends understanding
  • 00:14:23.214 --> 00:14:25.683
  • that transcends understandingto guard your heart and mind
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  • to guard your heart and mindin Christ Jesus.
  • 00:14:27.118 --> 00:14:28.720
  • in Christ Jesus.Here's what I mean by that.
  • 00:14:28.720 --> 00:14:30.221
  • Here's what I mean by that.You set up boundaries,
  • 00:14:30.221 --> 00:14:32.323
  • You set up boundaries,and you say, "This is the scope
  • 00:14:32.323 --> 00:14:33.124
  • and you say, "This is the scopeof what I'm willing
  • 00:14:33.124 --> 00:14:34.626
  • of what I'm willingto give my attention to."
  • 00:14:34.626 --> 00:14:37.061
  • to give my attention to."You set your focus and your eyes
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  • You set your focus and your eyeson what is eternal,
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  • on what is eternal,not what is temporal.
  • 00:14:39.898 --> 00:14:41.065
  • not what is temporal.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]And Jesus said,
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  • And Jesus said,"I'm glad they're
  • 00:14:43.835 --> 00:14:45.536
  • "I'm glad they'relooking for Me.
  • 00:14:45.536 --> 00:14:47.171
  • looking for Me.But right now,
  • 00:14:47.171 --> 00:14:51.009
  • But right now,I need to be alone.
  • 00:14:51.009 --> 00:14:52.110
  • I need to be alone.So let's go",
  • 00:14:52.110 --> 00:14:53.611
  • So let's go",this is what He said to Peter,
  • 00:14:53.611 --> 00:14:54.245
  • this is what He said to Peter,"To some of the other
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  • "To some of the othervillages and towns,
  • 00:14:55.914 --> 00:14:59.550
  • villages and towns,because this is what I came for.
  • 00:14:59.550 --> 00:15:01.886
  • because this is what I came for.This is what I came for."
  • 00:15:01.886 --> 00:15:03.087
  • This is what I came for."Somebody in the chat say,
  • 00:15:03.087 --> 00:15:04.522
  • Somebody in the chat say,"This is what I came for."
  • 00:15:04.522 --> 00:15:05.156
  • "This is what I came for."- CONGREGATION: This is what
  • 00:15:05.156 --> 00:15:05.890
  • - CONGREGATION: This is whatI came for.
  • 00:15:05.890 --> 00:15:07.659
  • I came for.- This is what I came for.
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  • - This is what I came for.When you know what goes
  • 00:15:09.727 --> 00:15:12.430
  • When you know what goeson the other side of that,
  • 00:15:12.430 --> 00:15:14.532
  • on the other side of that,"This is what I came for",
  • 00:15:14.532 --> 00:15:15.800
  • "This is what I came for",like -- okay,
  • 00:15:15.800 --> 00:15:17.735
  • like -- okay,to church today.
  • 00:15:17.735 --> 00:15:19.904
  • to church today.What did you come for?
  • 00:15:19.904 --> 00:15:21.673
  • What did you come for?What did you come for?
  • 00:15:21.673 --> 00:15:23.474
  • What did you come for?What did you log on for?
  • 00:15:23.474 --> 00:15:25.810
  • What did you log on for?What is your purpose
  • 00:15:25.810 --> 00:15:27.712
  • What is your purposein being here?
  • 00:15:27.712 --> 00:15:28.813
  • in being here?My purpose today is to preach
  • 00:15:28.813 --> 00:15:30.682
  • My purpose today is to preachthe Word of God to you.
  • 00:15:30.682 --> 00:15:32.450
  • the Word of God to you.I'm not able to change you.
  • 00:15:32.450 --> 00:15:33.952
  • I'm not able to change you.I mean, I'm just a person,
  • 00:15:33.952 --> 00:15:34.886
  • I mean, I'm just a person,so I'm not even able
  • 00:15:34.886 --> 00:15:36.421
  • so I'm not even ableto give you the illumination
  • 00:15:36.421 --> 00:15:37.055
  • to give you the illuminationto the issues
  • 00:15:37.055 --> 00:15:38.289
  • to the issuesthat plague humanity.
  • 00:15:38.289 --> 00:15:39.424
  • that plague humanity.It's too big.
  • 00:15:39.424 --> 00:15:41.225
  • It's too big.But I know what I'm here for.
  • 00:15:41.225 --> 00:15:42.460
  • But I know what I'm here for.I am here to speak
  • 00:15:42.460 --> 00:15:43.761
  • I am here to speaka word from God,
  • 00:15:43.761 --> 00:15:44.362
  • a word from God,and I believe that He
  • 00:15:44.362 --> 00:15:46.230
  • and I believe that Hehas given me a tongue
  • 00:15:46.230 --> 00:15:47.865
  • has given me a tongueto sustain the weary.
  • 00:15:47.865 --> 00:15:49.300
  • to sustain the weary.And the Lord sent me today
  • 00:15:49.300 --> 00:15:50.635
  • And the Lord sent me todayfor an assignment for somebody
  • 00:15:50.635 --> 00:15:54.439
  • for an assignment for somebodywho's been in a lonely place.
  • 00:15:54.439 --> 00:15:55.907
  • who's been in a lonely place.I wanted you to notice
  • 00:15:55.907 --> 00:15:58.142
  • I wanted you to noticethat Jesus chose to go
  • 00:15:58.142 --> 00:15:59.744
  • that Jesus chose to goto a lonely place.
  • 00:15:59.744 --> 00:16:01.846
  • to a lonely place.Jesus chose, for a season,
  • 00:16:01.846 --> 00:16:03.114
  • Jesus chose, for a season,to separate Himself
  • 00:16:03.114 --> 00:16:04.849
  • to separate Himselffrom all of the stress.
  • 00:16:04.849 --> 00:16:07.051
  • from all of the stress.Jesus chose to separate Himself
  • 00:16:07.051 --> 00:16:08.653
  • Jesus chose to separate Himselffrom all of the drama.
  • 00:16:08.653 --> 00:16:10.822
  • from all of the drama.Jesus chose to separate Himself
  • 00:16:10.822 --> 00:16:12.357
  • Jesus chose to separate Himselffrom all of the demands
  • 00:16:12.357 --> 00:16:13.591
  • from all of the demandsthat were surrounding Him,
  • 00:16:13.591 --> 00:16:15.460
  • that were surrounding Him,and He had to save the world.
  • 00:16:15.460 --> 00:16:17.395
  • and He had to save the world.And maybe in this season
  • 00:16:17.395 --> 00:16:18.997
  • And maybe in this seasonthe reason that some of us
  • 00:16:18.997 --> 00:16:21.332
  • the reason that some of ushave been so stressed out
  • 00:16:21.332 --> 00:16:22.467
  • have been so stressed outis because we don't know
  • 00:16:22.467 --> 00:16:24.168
  • is because we don't knowwhy God put us here.
  • 00:16:24.168 --> 00:16:26.104
  • why God put us here.We have been so busy
  • 00:16:26.104 --> 00:16:27.305
  • We have been so busychasing after things
  • 00:16:27.305 --> 00:16:29.607
  • chasing after thingslike popularity, status,
  • 00:16:29.607 --> 00:16:31.976
  • like popularity, status,achievement, recognition.
  • 00:16:31.976 --> 00:16:33.444
  • achievement, recognition.We have been so busy
  • 00:16:33.444 --> 00:16:35.346
  • We have been so busychasing after those things,
  • 00:16:35.346 --> 00:16:36.948
  • chasing after those things,but Jesus withdrew
  • 00:16:36.948 --> 00:16:38.282
  • but Jesus withdrewto a lonely place
  • 00:16:38.282 --> 00:16:39.650
  • to a lonely placeso He could be reminded
  • 00:16:39.650 --> 00:16:40.785
  • so He could be remindedof His assignment
  • 00:16:40.785 --> 00:16:42.286
  • of His assignmentand aligned with the reason
  • 00:16:42.286 --> 00:16:43.421
  • and aligned with the reasonthat God sent Him.
  • 00:16:43.421 --> 00:16:48.292
  • He said, "Let's go
  • 00:16:49.794 --> 00:16:53.297
  • He said, "Let's goto some of the other towns."
  • 00:16:53.297 --> 00:16:53.965
  • to some of the other towns."He said, "I didn't come
  • 00:16:53.965 --> 00:16:56.567
  • He said, "I didn't cometo impress people.
  • 00:16:56.567 --> 00:16:57.235
  • to impress people.I didn't come
  • 00:16:57.235 --> 00:16:59.871
  • I didn't comejust to do spectacular things
  • 00:16:59.871 --> 00:17:00.638
  • just to do spectacular thingsso people would see
  • 00:17:00.638 --> 00:17:02.273
  • so people would seehow great I am.
  • 00:17:02.273 --> 00:17:04.275
  • how great I am.I didn't come for that.
  • 00:17:04.275 --> 00:17:08.012
  • I didn't come for that.Let me go do what I came to do."
  • 00:17:08.012 --> 00:17:09.113
  • Let me go do what I came to do."Everybody in this room,
  • 00:17:09.113 --> 00:17:10.782
  • Everybody in this room,do what you came to do today.
  • 00:17:10.782 --> 00:17:15.019
  • do what you came to do today.[Applauding]
  • 00:17:15.019 --> 00:17:15.520
  • [Applauding]You shouldn't need
  • 00:17:15.520 --> 00:17:17.555
  • You shouldn't needan instrument.
  • 00:17:17.555 --> 00:17:19.090
  • an instrument.If you came to worship Him,
  • 00:17:19.090 --> 00:17:21.392
  • If you came to worship Him,then worship Him.
  • 00:17:21.392 --> 00:17:23.227
  • then worship Him.If you came to worship Him,
  • 00:17:23.227 --> 00:17:25.263
  • or a kick drum,
  • 00:17:27.098 --> 00:17:28.633
  • or a kick drum,or an organ.
  • 00:17:28.633 --> 00:17:30.034
  • or an organ.In fact, right now,
  • 00:17:30.034 --> 00:17:31.402
  • In fact, right now,in your home,
  • 00:17:31.402 --> 00:17:33.738
  • in your home,do what you came to do.
  • 00:17:33.738 --> 00:17:35.139
  • do what you came to do.If you logged onto this
  • 00:17:35.139 --> 00:17:36.107
  • If you logged onto thissermon today
  • 00:17:36.107 --> 00:17:37.208
  • sermon todayjust to be entertained,
  • 00:17:37.208 --> 00:17:38.709
  • just to be entertained,then sit there.
  • 00:17:38.709 --> 00:17:39.444
  • then sit there.But if you came
  • 00:17:39.444 --> 00:17:40.978
  • But if you cameto praise the Lord
  • 00:17:40.978 --> 00:17:41.946
  • to praise the Lordand you don't care
  • 00:17:41.946 --> 00:17:44.916
  • and you don't carehow it looks or how it feels
  • 00:17:44.916 --> 00:17:45.750
  • how it looks or how it feelsbut you know
  • 00:17:45.750 --> 00:17:48.386
  • but you knowthat real worshippers
  • 00:17:48.386 --> 00:17:50.521
  • that real worshipperscan worship Him anywhere,
  • 00:17:50.521 --> 00:17:52.890
  • can worship Him anywhere,any time, with anything,
  • 00:17:52.890 --> 00:17:54.258
  • that has breath
  • 00:17:55.493 --> 00:17:56.527
  • that has breathpraise the Lord.
  • 00:17:56.527 --> 00:17:58.262
  • praise the Lord.[Cheering]
  • 00:17:58.262 --> 00:17:59.197
  • [Cheering]Ten seconds to do
  • 00:17:59.197 --> 00:18:01.632
  • Ten seconds to dowhat you came to do.
  • 00:18:01.632 --> 00:18:02.934
  • what you came to do.Five seconds to do
  • 00:18:02.934 --> 00:18:04.335
  • Five seconds to dowhat you came to do.
  • 00:18:04.335 --> 00:18:07.872
  • what you came to do.[Cheering]
  • 00:18:07.872 --> 00:18:11.909
  • [Cheering][Applauding]
  • 00:18:11.909 --> 00:18:13.678
  • [Applauding]I came to praise You, Lord.
  • 00:18:13.678 --> 00:18:15.780
  • I came to praise You, Lord.I came to magnify You.
  • 00:18:15.780 --> 00:18:17.782
  • I came to magnify You.I came into somebody's home
  • 00:18:17.782 --> 00:18:19.684
  • I came into somebody's hometoday on this stream
  • 00:18:19.684 --> 00:18:21.219
  • today on this streamto remind them
  • 00:18:21.219 --> 00:18:22.286
  • to remind themthat You are with them
  • 00:18:22.286 --> 00:18:23.788
  • that You are with themin the lonely place,
  • 00:18:23.788 --> 00:18:24.655
  • in the lonely place,that You are with them
  • 00:18:24.655 --> 00:18:25.957
  • that You are with themin the dark place,
  • 00:18:25.957 --> 00:18:27.959
  • in the dark place,that You are rising right now
  • 00:18:27.959 --> 00:18:31.229
  • that You are rising right nowin the spirit of everyone
  • 00:18:31.229 --> 00:18:32.697
  • in the spirit of everyonewho will set their intention
  • 00:18:32.697 --> 00:18:33.464
  • who will set their intentionin the direction
  • 00:18:33.464 --> 00:18:34.298
  • in the directionof their destiny
  • 00:18:34.298 --> 00:18:36.934
  • of their destinyand not the distraction
  • 00:18:36.934 --> 00:18:40.071
  • and not the distractionof this moment.
  • 00:18:40.071 --> 00:18:40.972
  • of this moment.Jesus said, "Let's go do
  • 00:18:40.972 --> 00:18:44.442
  • Jesus said, "Let's go dowhat I came to do."
  • 00:18:44.442 --> 00:18:46.410
  • what I came to do."So let's see what He came to do.
  • 00:18:46.410 --> 00:18:48.312
  • So let's see what He came to do.I know what I came to do.
  • 00:18:48.312 --> 00:18:48.913
  • I know what I came to do.Come on.
  • 00:18:48.913 --> 00:18:49.780
  • Come on.Tell somebody next to you,
  • 00:18:49.780 --> 00:18:50.248
  • Tell somebody next to you,"I don't know
  • 00:18:50.248 --> 00:18:52.583
  • "I don't knowwhat you came to do,
  • 00:18:52.583 --> 00:18:56.521
  • what you came to do,but I came to glorify God."
  • 00:18:56.521 --> 00:18:58.256
  • but I came to glorify God."I don't know what you think
  • 00:18:58.256 --> 00:19:00.158
  • I don't know what you thinkyour life is about,
  • 00:19:00.158 --> 00:19:01.926
  • your life is about,but God put me here
  • 00:19:01.926 --> 00:19:02.760
  • but God put me hereso the world could have
  • 00:19:02.760 --> 00:19:04.228
  • so the world could havea picture of Him.
  • 00:19:04.228 --> 00:19:06.397
  • a picture of Him.I am made in the image of God.
  • 00:19:06.397 --> 00:19:07.298
  • I am made in the image of God.I have a purpose
  • 00:19:07.298 --> 00:19:08.666
  • I have a purposefrom Almighty God.
  • 00:19:08.666 --> 00:19:11.369
  • He said, "Let's go do
  • 00:19:12.637 --> 00:19:13.471
  • He said, "Let's go dowhat I came to do.
  • 00:19:13.471 --> 00:19:16.140
  • what I came to do.Not what others expect me to do,
  • 00:19:16.140 --> 00:19:18.609
  • Not what others expect me to do,but what I came to do."
  • 00:19:18.609 --> 00:19:20.878
  • but what I came to do."And then the Bible says that,
  • 00:19:20.878 --> 00:19:23.548
  • "A man with leprosy
  • 00:19:24.849 --> 00:19:28.920
  • "A man with leprosycame to Jesus."
  • 00:19:28.920 --> 00:19:30.788
  • came to Jesus."He said, "Let's go do
  • 00:19:30.788 --> 00:19:32.690
  • He said, "Let's go dowhat I came to do",
  • 00:19:32.690 --> 00:19:37.762
  • what I came to do",and then a man with leprosy
  • 00:19:37.762 --> 00:19:40.965
  • and then a man with leprosycame to Jesus.
  • 00:19:40.965 --> 00:19:41.933
  • came to Jesus.Did the man come to Jesus,
  • 00:19:41.933 --> 00:19:43.201
  • Jesus said, "Let Me show you
  • 00:19:49.740 --> 00:19:53.044
  • Jesus said, "Let Me show youwhat I came to do."
  • 00:19:53.044 --> 00:19:55.413
  • what I came to do."And a man with leprosy
  • 00:19:55.413 --> 00:19:57.682
  • And a man with leprosycame to Him
  • 00:19:57.682 --> 00:19:59.383
  • came to Himand begged Him on his knees;
  • 00:19:59.383 --> 00:20:00.885
  • a man who had a skin condition
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  • a man who had a skin conditionthat the dermatologist
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  • that the dermatologistcouldn't fix,
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  • outside the camp.
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  • outside the camp.See, a lot of things
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  • See, a lot of thingswe go through,
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  • we go through,we think they're new.
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  • we think they're new.So most of us just found out
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  • So most of us just found outabout social distancing
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  • about social distancinga few months ago.
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  • a few months ago.Social distancing is in Mark 1
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  • Social distancing is in Mark 1and Leviticus 13.
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  • and Leviticus 13.The challenges we face
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  • The challenges we faceare nothing new to God.
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  • are nothing new to God.They're new to us.
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  • They're new to us.The thing you're dealing with
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  • The thing you're dealing withright now is nothing new to God.
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  • right now is nothing new to God.What, you think you have
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  • What, you think you havesome struggle or some sin
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  • some struggle or some sinthat's just so innovative?
  • 00:20:52.336 --> 00:20:53.004
  • that's just so innovative?You think you're like
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  • You think you're likethat creative of a sinner
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  • that creative of a sinnerthat God has never seen
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  • that God has never seenyour sin before?
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  • your sin before?[Laughs]
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  • [Laughs]Man, we often forget
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  • Man, we often forgetthat He came
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  • that He camefor the things that we
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  • for the things that wetry to hide.
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  • try to hide.That's why He came.
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  • That's why He came.He said, "Let me do
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  • He said, "Let me dowhat I came to do."
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  • what I came to do.""Jesus, everybody's
  • 00:21:13.257 --> 00:21:14.425
  • "Jesus, everybody'slooking for You.
  • 00:21:14.425 --> 00:21:16.827
  • looking for You.You got a book signing at 1:00.
  • 00:21:16.827 --> 00:21:17.595
  • You got a book signing at 1:00.Joe Rogan's got you
  • 00:21:17.595 --> 00:21:19.263
  • Joe Rogan's got youon the podcast today.
  • 00:21:19.263 --> 00:21:20.364
  • on the podcast today.This is big, Jesus.
  • 00:21:20.364 --> 00:21:22.033
  • This is big, Jesus.This could be a big moment
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  • This could be a big momentfor your ministry."
  • 00:21:24.035 --> 00:21:26.971
  • for your ministry."And the leper came to Jesus.
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  • And the leper came to Jesus.A leper came to Jesus.
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  • A leper came to Jesus.Before we gloss over
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  • Before we gloss overthe power of that sentence,
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  • the power of that sentence,I want you to understand
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  • I want you to understandthat Jesus had the legal right
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  • that Jesus had the legal rightto pick up the first stone
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  • to pick up the first stonethat He saw
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  • that He sawand throw it at the leper.
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  • and throw it at the leper.Because according
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  • Because accordingto Levitical law,
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  • to Levitical law,if a leper gets
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  • if a leper getswithin 50 paces of someone
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  • within 50 paces of someonewho has been deemed clean,
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  • who has been deemed clean,the clean has the right
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  • the clean has the rightto throw at the unclean a stone.
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  • to throw at the unclean a stone.So when it says
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  • So when it saysa leper came to Jesus,
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  • a leper came to Jesus,I want you to pause
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  • I want you to pauseand think about
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  • and think aboutthe tremendous risk
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  • the tremendous riskthat was represented
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  • that was representedin this man's decision.
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  • in this man's decision.He had a way that he could live
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  • He had a way that he could livewith leprosy,
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  • with leprosy,and we are given no detail
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  • and we are given no detailto how the condition appeared,
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  • to how the condition appeared,or when it spread.
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  • or when it spread.It's kind of interesting
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  • It's kind of interestingthat we don't even know
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  • that we don't even knowthis man's name,
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  • this man's name,just his issue.
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  • just his issue.We don't know his hopes,
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  • We don't know his hopes,his dreams,
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  • his dreams,just his issue.
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  • just his issue.We don't know
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  • We don't knowhis children's names,
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  • his children's names,or how long it may have been
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  • or how long it may have beensince he got to hold
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  • since he got to holdhis daughter in his arms,
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  • his daughter in his arms,just his issues.
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  • just his issues.We don't get to know
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  • We don't get to knowall the people
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  • all the peoplethat he had helped
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  • that he had helpedat one point in his life
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  • at one point in his lifethat would no longer
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  • that would no longercome near him anymore,
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  • come near him anymore,because to do so
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  • because to do sowould be to expose themself
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  • would be to expose themselfto a disease that was deemed
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  • to a disease that was deemedvery contagious at this time.
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  • very contagious at this time.We just know him by his issue.
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  • We just know him by his issue.Isn't it awful to be defined
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  • Isn't it awful to be definedby your issues?
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  • by your issues?Isn't it terrible
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  • Isn't it terriblewhen something takes over
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  • when something takes overyour life to the point
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  • your life to the pointwhere it seems to overshadow
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  • where it seems to overshadowall the good things about you,
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  • all the good things about you,and now all you're known by
  • 00:23:16.447 --> 00:23:19.350
  • and now all you're known byis your issues?
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  • is your issues?Isn't it a horrible thing
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  • Isn't it a horrible thingwhen you go to try
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  • when you go to tryto think about something good,
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  • to think about something good,but all of the issues
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  • but all of the issuesof everything that is wrong
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  • of everything that is wrongclouds out all the things
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  • clouds out all the thingsthat are right?
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  • that are right?It's a horrible thing
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  • It's a horrible thingto be known by your issues.
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  • to be known by your issues.And some people will define you
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  • And some people will define youby your issues to hide the fact
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  • by your issues to hide the factthat they don't have issues,
  • 00:23:43.040 --> 00:23:44.442
  • that they don't have issues,they have a whole subscription.
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  • [Laughs]
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  • [Laughs]Little dad jokes in my sermon,
  • 00:23:48.879 --> 00:23:50.781
  • Little dad jokes in my sermon,just to lighten the mood.
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  • just to lighten the mood.It's a horrible thing
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  • It's a horrible thingto be known by your issues
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  • to be known by your issuesand to have your issue
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  • and to have your issuecome into the room
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  • come into the roombefore you do.
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  • before you do.That's what it was like
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  • That's what it was liketo be a leper.
  • 00:24:04.128 --> 00:24:04.829
  • to be a leper.If you were a leper,
  • 00:24:04.829 --> 00:24:06.464
  • If you were a leper,you were required by law
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  • you were required by lawto walk into a space
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  • to walk into a spacewhere you were intending
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  • where you were intendingto get in the distance
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  • to get in the distanceor the vicinity of anyone
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  • or the vicinity of anyonewho was not a leper.
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  • who was not a leper.You could live
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  • You could livein a leper colony.
  • 00:24:15.439 --> 00:24:15.973
  • in a leper colony.You could live
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  • You could livewith other people
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  • with other peoplewho had the same
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  • who had the sameskin condition as you,
  • 00:24:19.043 --> 00:24:19.877
  • skin condition as you,but you were confined
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  • but you were confinedto that place.
  • 00:24:20.711 --> 00:24:21.445
  • to that place.If you wanted to come
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  • If you wanted to comeout of that place,
  • 00:24:22.546 --> 00:24:23.481
  • out of that place,you had to say this
  • 00:24:23.481 --> 00:24:24.949
  • you had to say thisat least two times:
  • 00:24:24.949 --> 00:24:29.153
  • at least two times:"Unclean, unclean."
  • 00:24:29.153 --> 00:24:29.653
  • "Unclean, unclean."You don't get
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  • You don't getto announce yourself
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  • to announce yourselfby your name.
  • 00:24:31.822 --> 00:24:32.256
  • by your name.You don't get
  • 00:24:32.256 --> 00:24:32.923
  • You don't getto announce yourself
  • 00:24:32.923 --> 00:24:33.724
  • to announce yourselfby the fact that you have
  • 00:24:33.724 --> 00:24:34.925
  • by the fact that you havea good heart.
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  • a good heart.How lonely would it be
  • 00:24:37.461 --> 00:24:38.696
  • How lonely would it beif you were only known
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  • if you were only knownby your issue
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  • by your issueand nobody really ever
  • 00:24:40.664 --> 00:24:43.000
  • and nobody really eversaw the real you?
  • 00:24:43.000 --> 00:24:45.436
  • saw the real you?Now, there's a contrast here.
  • 00:24:45.436 --> 00:24:47.304
  • Now, there's a contrast here.Jesus was becoming known
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  • Jesus was becoming knownby His gift.
  • 00:24:49.073 --> 00:24:51.909
  • by His gift.The man was known by his issue.
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  • The man was known by his issue.I've met a lot of famous people
  • 00:24:54.712 --> 00:24:57.515
  • I've met a lot of famous peoplewho are known by their gift,
  • 00:24:57.515 --> 00:24:59.383
  • who are known by their gift,but they are never accepted
  • 00:24:59.383 --> 00:25:01.185
  • but they are never acceptedfor their personhood.
  • 00:25:01.185 --> 00:25:02.553
  • for their personhood.So they are lonely,
  • 00:25:02.553 --> 00:25:03.954
  • So they are lonely,because they are only known
  • 00:25:03.954 --> 00:25:05.422
  • because they are only knownfor what they do,
  • 00:25:05.422 --> 00:25:06.891
  • for what they do,not who they are.
  • 00:25:06.891 --> 00:25:09.093
  • not who they are.Jesus resisted that.
  • 00:25:09.093 --> 00:25:10.861
  • Jesus resisted that.But here comes a man
  • 00:25:10.861 --> 00:25:12.396
  • But here comes a manwho's willing to say,
  • 00:25:12.396 --> 00:25:14.999
  • who's willing to say,"I gotta press past my issue.
  • 00:25:14.999 --> 00:25:16.867
  • "I gotta press past my issue.I want to be touched.
  • 00:25:16.867 --> 00:25:18.502
  • I want to be touched.I want to be known.
  • 00:25:18.502 --> 00:25:20.137
  • I want to be known.I want to feel again.
  • 00:25:20.137 --> 00:25:21.939
  • I want to feel again.I don't wanna live like this
  • 00:25:21.939 --> 00:25:23.340
  • I don't wanna live like thison the outside.
  • 00:25:23.340 --> 00:25:24.742
  • on the outside.I don't wanna have to scream
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  • I don't wanna have to screamevery time I walk
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  • - We are so thankfulthat you joined us today.
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  • that you joined us today.One of my favorite things
  • 00:25:32.683 --> 00:25:33.851
  • One of my favorite thingsabout these sermons
  • 00:25:33.851 --> 00:25:35.719
  • about these sermonsis how I can take the Word
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  • is how I can take the Wordand apply it immediately.
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  • and apply it immediately.There are always connections
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  • There are always connectionsthat I can make
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  • that I can makeand 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 listenand then walk away
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  • and then walk awayand really not do
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  • and really not doanything with it.
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  • anything with it.But when I really do sit down
  • 00:25:51.902 --> 00:25:53.637
  • But when I really do sit downand apply this to my life,
  • 00:25:53.637 --> 00:25:55.639
  • and apply this to my life,I begin to feel a shift
  • 00:25:55.639 --> 00:25:56.440
  • I begin to feel a shiftin my spirit.
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  • in my spirit.- Yeah.
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  • - Yeah.And you see changes
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  • And you see changesin your life
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  • in your lifewhen you accept
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  • 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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  • 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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