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Plot Twist Part 1

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February 8, 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 and hear
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  • biblical teaching 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 to connect
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  • with a growing community
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  • of believers all over the world.
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  • It's as simple as joining
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  • us 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 at
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  • - Jesus is a barrier-breaker.
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  • - Jesus is a barrier-breaker.And the sooner we realize that,
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  • And the sooner we realize that,the less disappointed we
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  • the less disappointed weare going to be when He blesses
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  • are going to be when He blessesand uses people that we don't
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  • and uses people that we don'teven like, and people
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  • even like, and peoplethat don't look like us.
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  • that don't look like us.And so, if you want two points
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  • And so, if you want two pointsto write down, just to get
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  • to write down, just to getthe momentum flowing today,
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  • the momentum flowing today,you don't get to choose who God
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  • you don't get to choose who Goduses and you don't get to choose
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  • uses and you don't get to choosewhat He does.
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  • what He does.And that is on full display
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  • And that is on full displayin John 4, because He had
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  • in John 4, because He hadto go through Samaria.
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  • to go through Samaria.And so do you, and so do I.
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  • And so do you, and so do I.We all have to go through
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  • We all have to go throughsome area, some areas.
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  • some area, some areas.The area of our life that we
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  • The area of our life that wekinda wanna keep, you know,
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  • kinda wanna keep, you know,beneath the surface,
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  • beneath the surface,that we kinda wanna cover up,
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  • that we kinda wanna cover up,that we wanna work around,
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  • that we wanna work around,walk around.
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  • walk around.You know, we develop all kinds
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  • You know, we develop all kindsof ways and coping mechanisms
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  • of ways and coping mechanismsand excuses.
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  • and excuses.We don't really have real
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  • We don't really have realrelationships, because to have
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  • relationships, because to havereal relationships, we would
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  • real relationships, we wouldhave to go through some area
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  • have to go through some areawhere we've been hurt before,
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  • where we've been hurt before,where before we've
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  • where before we'vebeen disappointed.
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  • been disappointed.And so now, to avoid being
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  • And so now, to avoid beingdisappointed, we go around.
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  • disappointed, we go around.We work around.
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  • We work around.We never really hope
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  • We never really hopefor anything, cause if we
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  • for anything, cause if wedon't really hope for anything,
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  • don't really hope for anything,we can't be hurt by anything.
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  • we can't be hurt by anything.We all have some area that
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  • We all have some area thatwe want to avoid.
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  • we want to avoid.Jesus went straight through it.
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  • Jesus went straight through it.But I told you that
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  • But I told you thattwo weeks ago.
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  • two weeks ago.So, I know you already
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  • So, I know you alreadymastered that class.
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  • mastered that class.The next verses may reward
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  • The next verses may rewardfurther study, though.
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  • further study, though.In verse five, it says,
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  • In verse five, it says,"So He came to a town
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  • "So He came to a townin Samaria called Sychar,
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  • in Samaria called Sychar,near the plot of ground Jacob
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  • near the plot of ground Jacobhad given to his son Joseph.
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  • had given to his son Joseph.Jacob's well was there,
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  • Jacob's well was there,and Jesus, tired,"
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  • and Jesus, tired,"Jesus exhausted.
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  • Jesus exhausted.Jesus, fully God.
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  • Jesus, fully God.Jesus, fully man.
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  • Jesus, fully man.Jesus, all authority.
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  • Jesus, all authority.Jesus, all empathy.
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  • Jesus, all empathy.Jesus, the word made flesh.
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  • Jesus, the word made flesh.Jesus, who came through over
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  • Jesus, who came through over40 generations just
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  • 40 generations justto be with us
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  • to be with usand to pay for our sin,
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  • and to pay for our sin,"sat down by the well.
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  • "sat down by the well.It was about noon.
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  • It was about noon.And when a Samaritan woman,"
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  • And when a Samaritan woman,"verse seven, "came to draw
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  • verse seven, "came to drawwater, Jesus said to her,
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  • water, Jesus said to her,Will you give me a drink?"
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  • Will you give me a drink?"And now they say Jesus
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  • And now they say Jesusis the answer, but the answer
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  • is the answer, but the answerjust asked a question.
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  • just asked a question.My God, this is getting rich.
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  • My God, this is getting rich.And in the tension of this text,
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  • And in the tension of this text,John parenthetically inserts,
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  • John parenthetically inserts,"His disciples had gone into
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  • "His disciples had gone intotown to buy food."
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  • town to buy food."That was the biggest thing
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  • That was the biggest thingon their mind was a meal.
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  • on their mind was a meal.But Jesus was looking
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  • But Jesus was lookingfor a harvest.
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  • for a harvest.They were thinking about
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  • They were thinking abouta meal, and Jesus was thinking
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  • a meal, and Jesus was thinkingabout a harvest.
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  • about a harvest.They were thinking about
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  • They were thinking abouta burger, and Jesus was thinking
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  • a burger, and Jesus was thinkingabout a breakthrough.
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  • about a breakthrough.You know, God has Ephesians 3:20
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  • You know, God has Ephesians 3:20kinds of ways of exceeding
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  • kinds of ways of exceedingyour expectations and violating
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  • your expectations and violatingthem in the process.
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  • them in the process.Because nothing in this text
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  • Because nothing in this textwas expected.
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  • was expected.Even the woman was shocked.
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  • Even the woman was shocked.In verse nine, she said to Him,
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  • In verse nine, she said to Him,"You are a Jew
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  • "You are a Jewand I'm a Samaritan woman.
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  • and I'm a Samaritan woman.How can you ask me for a drink?
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  • How can you ask me for a drink?For Jews do not associate
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  • For Jews do not associatewith Samaritans.
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  • with Samaritans.And Jesus answered her,
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  • And Jesus answered her,"If you knew the gift of God
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  • "If you knew the gift of Godand who it is that asks you
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  • and who it is that asks youfor a drink, you would
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  • for a drink, you wouldhave asked Him and He would
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  • have asked Him and He wouldhave given you living water."
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  • have given you living water."Now, please, skip with me
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  • Now, please, skip with meall the way past
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  • all the way pastthe conversation --
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  • the conversation --cause it's a good one.
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  • cause it's a good one.It's a good conversation.
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  • It's a good conversation.This woman is not shy.
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  • This woman is not shy.This woman does not accept easy
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  • This woman does not accept easyanswers and cliches and slogans
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  • answers and cliches and slogansand bumper stickers
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  • and bumper stickersand quotes on Pinterest.
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  • and quotes on Pinterest.She just keeps asking questions.
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  • She just keeps asking questions.It's a deep well.
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  • It's a deep well.It's a deep well.
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  • It's a deep well.And I'm not talking about
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  • And I'm not talking aboutphysically, although
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  • physically, althoughthis well is 106 feet deep.
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  • this well is 106 feet deep.You know it is
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  • You know it isbecause it's still there.
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  • because it's still there.You can still go to Jacob's
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  • You can still go to Jacob'swell to this day,
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  • well to this day,and you can actually drink
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  • and you can actually drinkfrom Jacob's well to this day.
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  • from Jacob's well to this day.But it's a deep well
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  • But it's a deep wellin her heart.
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  • in her heart.It's a deep well in her belief.
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  • It's a deep well in her belief.It's a deep well.
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  • It's a deep well.And after Jesus kinda spent
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  • And after Jesus kinda spentsome time with this unlikely
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  • some time with this unlikelywoman, who was so ridiculed
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  • woman, who was so ridiculedby society that she had to sneak
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  • by society that she had to sneakto the well during the hottest
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  • to the well during the hottestpart of the day, but so valuable
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  • part of the day, but so valuableto the Creator that He went
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  • to the Creator that He wentout of His way to speak
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  • out of His way to speakwith her, something pretty
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  • with her, something prettyinteresting happens in verse 27.
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  • interesting happens in verse 27.This is what I wanna
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  • This is what I wannapreach about.
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  • preach about."I thought you
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  • "I thought youwere already preaching."
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  • were already preaching."Not at all.
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  • Not at all."Just then, His disciples
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  • "Just then, His disciplesreturned and were surprised
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  • returned and were surprisedto find Him talking
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  • to find Him talkingwith a woman.
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  • with a woman.But no one asked,
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  • But no one asked,'What do you want?'
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  • 'What do you want?'or 'Why are you
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  • or 'Why are youtalking with her?'
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  • talking with her?'Then," you ready?
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  • Then," you ready?"leaving her water jar,
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  • "leaving her water jar,the woman went back to the town
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  • the woman went back to the townand said to the people, 'Come,
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  • and said to the people, 'Come,see a man who told me everything
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  • see a man who told me everythingI ever did.
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  • I ever did.Could this be the Messiah?'
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  • Could this be the Messiah?'And they came out of the town
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  • And they came out of the townand made their way toward Him."
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  • and made their way toward Him.""Just then," verse 27,
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  • "Just then," verse 27,"the disciples returned
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  • "the disciples returnedand were surprised to find Him
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  • and were surprised to find Himtalking with a woman."
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  • talking with a woman."And I know it's an odd
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  • And I know it's an oddFather's Day text, but God
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  • Father's Day text, but Godtold me to talk to you today
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  • told me to talk to you todayon the topic plot twist.
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  • on the topic plot twist.Plot twist.
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  • Plot twist.I am officially deeming 2020
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  • I am officially deeming 2020the year of the plot twist.
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  • the year of the plot twist.This year was written by Stephen
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  • This year was written by StephenKing and directed by Lucifer.
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  • King and directed by Lucifer.The year of the plot twist.
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  • The year of the plot twist.And you know, I was gonna ask
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  • And you know, I was gonna askyou, because the disciples
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  • you, because the disciplesthought that they were just
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  • thought that they were justgoing to get lunch,
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  • going to get lunch,and they had no idea that Jesus
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  • and they had no idea that Jesuswas going to break cultural
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  • was going to break culturalbarriers and every taboo.
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  • barriers and every taboo.He was just gonna step
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  • He was just gonna stepthrough it like ticker tape,
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  • through it like ticker tape,and not even care
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  • and not even careabout the expectations
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  • about the expectationsof the religious elite,
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  • of the religious elite,and talk to a woman
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  • and talk to a womanas a Jewish man
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  • as a Jewish manwith a Samaritan.
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  • with a Samaritan.They just wanted
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  • They just wantedto get some food.
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  • to get some food.Plot twist.
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  • Plot twist.You know, just like we thought
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  • You know, just like we thought2020, we were just gonna
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  • 2020, we were just gonnado some crunches
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  • do some crunchesand lose 15 pounds.
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  • and lose 15 pounds.You didn't know you were
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  • You didn't know you weregonna lose 15 weeks.
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  • gonna lose 15 weeks.I didn't know I was gonna
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  • I didn't know I was gonnabe preaching in an empty
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  • be preaching in an emptyroom for --
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  • room for --I don't mean to --
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  • I don't mean to --it's not empty.
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  • it's not empty.Y'all aren't nobody.
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  • Y'all aren't nobody.It's just emptier.
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  • It's just emptier.I didn't know.
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  • I didn't know.Plot twist, though.
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  • Plot twist, though.Plot twist.
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  • Plot twist.That's why I wanted to come out
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  • Because, you know,
  • 00:07:30.735 --> 00:07:32.938
  • Because, you know,following Jesus, you had
  • 00:07:32.938 --> 00:07:36.908
  • following Jesus, you hadto kinda like surprises
  • 00:07:36.908 --> 00:07:38.477
  • to kinda like surprisesto really follow Jesus.
  • 00:07:38.477 --> 00:07:39.711
  • to really follow Jesus.Not to worship a religious
  • 00:07:39.711 --> 00:07:43.548
  • Not to worship a religioustradition, but to follow Jesus.
  • 00:07:43.548 --> 00:07:45.116
  • tradition, but to follow Jesus.Yeah, there's a difference.
  • 00:07:45.116 --> 00:07:46.084
  • Yeah, there's a difference.Big difference.
  • 00:07:46.084 --> 00:07:47.419
  • Big difference.Everybody put in the chat,
  • 00:07:47.419 --> 00:07:49.721
  • Everybody put in the chat,"Big difference,"
  • 00:07:49.721 --> 00:07:50.956
  • "Big difference,"with extra i's
  • 00:07:50.956 --> 00:07:51.957
  • with extra i'sin the middle of big.
  • 00:07:51.957 --> 00:07:55.694
  • in the middle of big.Big difference between,
  • 00:07:55.694 --> 00:07:57.496
  • Big difference between,you know, worshipping
  • 00:07:57.496 --> 00:08:04.236
  • you know, worshippinga tradition and pursuing truth.
  • 00:08:04.236 --> 00:08:09.140
  • a tradition and pursuing truth.And so, Jesus is constantly
  • 00:08:09.140 --> 00:08:10.408
  • And so, Jesus is constantlykeeping His disciples guessing.
  • 00:08:10.408 --> 00:08:12.043
  • keeping His disciples guessing.You know?
  • 00:08:12.043 --> 00:08:13.311
  • You know?Constantly keeping --
  • 00:08:13.311 --> 00:08:15.480
  • Constantly keeping --God is constantly keeping us
  • 00:08:15.480 --> 00:08:17.649
  • God is constantly keeping usguessing, isn't He?
  • 00:08:17.649 --> 00:08:21.953
  • guessing, isn't He?Do you like surprises?
  • 00:08:21.953 --> 00:08:23.421
  • Do you like surprises?You may have had a different
  • 00:08:23.421 --> 00:08:24.856
  • You may have had a differentanswer if I had asked you
  • 00:08:24.856 --> 00:08:26.725
  • answer if I had asked yousix months ago,
  • 00:08:26.725 --> 00:08:28.727
  • six months ago,"Do you like surprises?"
  • 00:08:28.727 --> 00:08:29.394
  • "Do you like surprises?"But now, we're like,
  • 00:08:29.394 --> 00:08:30.862
  • But now, we're like,"You know what?
  • 00:08:30.862 --> 00:08:32.664
  • "You know what?I'm good on surprises
  • 00:08:32.664 --> 00:08:35.433
  • I'm good on surprisesuntil 2032.
  • 00:08:35.433 --> 00:08:37.035
  • until 2032.I'm good on surprises."
  • 00:08:37.035 --> 00:08:37.836
  • I'm good on surprises."But you're gonna be surprised
  • 00:08:37.836 --> 00:08:38.803
  • But you're gonna be surprisedabout some things when you get
  • 00:08:38.803 --> 00:08:41.039
  • about some things when you getto Heaven.
  • 00:08:41.039 --> 00:08:41.640
  • to Heaven.One thing you're gonna
  • 00:08:41.640 --> 00:08:43.441
  • One thing you're gonnabe surprised about, maybe,
  • 00:08:43.441 --> 00:08:44.409
  • be surprised about, maybe,is who is your neighbor
  • 00:08:44.409 --> 00:08:45.777
  • is who is your neighborin Heaven, next door
  • 00:08:45.777 --> 00:08:47.612
  • in Heaven, next doorin the condominium.
  • 00:08:47.612 --> 00:08:49.314
  • in the condominium.And you might be surprised
  • 00:08:49.314 --> 00:08:50.148
  • And you might be surprisedwho has a bigger house
  • 00:08:50.148 --> 00:08:52.217
  • who has a bigger housethan you in Heaven.
  • 00:08:52.217 --> 00:08:53.618
  • than you in Heaven.You know, who God really
  • 00:08:53.618 --> 00:08:54.819
  • You know, who God reallyused on Earth will not
  • 00:08:54.819 --> 00:08:59.858
  • used on Earth will notalways be whose name we knew.
  • 00:08:59.858 --> 00:09:01.293
  • always be whose name we knew.And even on Earth, Jesus
  • 00:09:01.293 --> 00:09:05.130
  • And even on Earth, Jesuswas full of surprises.
  • 00:09:05.130 --> 00:09:06.197
  • was full of surprises.I like that the disciples were
  • 00:09:06.197 --> 00:09:07.766
  • I like that the disciples weresurprised because it lets
  • 00:09:07.766 --> 00:09:09.000
  • surprised because it letsme know that it's okay
  • 00:09:09.000 --> 00:09:10.435
  • me know that it's okaythat sometimes I get
  • 00:09:10.435 --> 00:09:11.970
  • that sometimes I getcaught off guard.
  • 00:09:11.970 --> 00:09:12.737
  • caught off guard.Cause I thought God was gonna
  • 00:09:12.737 --> 00:09:15.340
  • Cause I thought God was gonnado this, and then He does that.
  • 00:09:15.340 --> 00:09:16.374
  • do this, and then He does that.And I thought my life was gonna
  • 00:09:16.374 --> 00:09:17.108
  • And I thought my life was gonnalook like this, and then
  • 00:09:17.108 --> 00:09:18.810
  • look like this, and thenit looks like that.
  • 00:09:18.810 --> 00:09:19.578
  • it looks like that.And I thought this person
  • 00:09:19.578 --> 00:09:20.845
  • And I thought this personwas always gonna be my friend,
  • 00:09:20.845 --> 00:09:21.580
  • was always gonna be my friend,but I didn't know they were
  • 00:09:21.580 --> 00:09:22.747
  • but I didn't know they weregonna kinda stab me
  • 00:09:22.747 --> 00:09:24.482
  • gonna kinda stab mein the back and go take what
  • 00:09:24.482 --> 00:09:25.517
  • in the back and go take whatI tried to give them and do
  • 00:09:25.517 --> 00:09:26.685
  • I tried to give them and dosomething else with it.
  • 00:09:26.685 --> 00:09:28.887
  • something else with it.But that's okay, because His
  • 00:09:28.887 --> 00:09:32.624
  • But that's okay, because Hisdisciples were surprised, too.
  • 00:09:32.624 --> 00:09:34.526
  • disciples were surprised, too.And God is constantly
  • 00:09:34.526 --> 00:09:38.463
  • And God is constantlykeeping us guessing.
  • 00:09:38.463 --> 00:09:39.531
  • keeping us guessing.I almost wish I could read
  • 00:09:39.531 --> 00:09:42.634
  • I almost wish I could readJohn 4 again for the first time.
  • 00:09:42.634 --> 00:09:43.969
  • John 4 again for the first time.Cause now I know how it ends,
  • 00:09:43.969 --> 00:09:46.905
  • Cause now I know how it ends,and it would've been cool
  • 00:09:46.905 --> 00:09:49.441
  • and it would've been coolif I could've kind of, you know,
  • 00:09:49.441 --> 00:09:51.710
  • if I could've kind of, you know,wiped your memory and --
  • 00:09:51.710 --> 00:09:52.510
  • wiped your memory and --Don't you wish you could see
  • 00:09:52.510 --> 00:09:53.545
  • Don't you wish you could seeShawshank Redemption again
  • 00:09:53.545 --> 00:09:55.780
  • Shawshank Redemption againfor the first time?
  • 00:09:55.780 --> 00:09:56.514
  • for the first time?Wouldn't that be amazing
  • 00:09:56.514 --> 00:09:59.050
  • Wouldn't that be amazingjust to see Andy Dufresne
  • 00:09:59.050 --> 00:10:01.186
  • just to see Andy Dufresnecrawl through the sewer?
  • 00:10:01.186 --> 00:10:02.787
  • crawl through the sewer?To hear Morgan Freeman narrate
  • 00:10:02.787 --> 00:10:05.690
  • To hear Morgan Freeman narratethe life of Tim Robbins again?
  • 00:10:05.690 --> 00:10:07.425
  • the life of Tim Robbins again?Just for the first time.
  • 00:10:07.425 --> 00:10:09.127
  • Just for the first time.It's still good, but I wish --
  • 00:10:09.127 --> 00:10:10.328
  • It's still good, but I wish --I kinda wish I could see it --
  • 00:10:10.328 --> 00:10:11.696
  • I kinda wish I could see it --Cause I didn't see that coming
  • 00:10:11.696 --> 00:10:12.464
  • Cause I didn't see that comingthe first time.
  • 00:10:12.464 --> 00:10:13.398
  • the first time.Have you ever been watching
  • 00:10:13.398 --> 00:10:14.866
  • Have you ever been watchinga movie and you just thought
  • 00:10:14.866 --> 00:10:16.267
  • a movie and you just thoughtyou knew exactly where
  • 00:10:16.267 --> 00:10:18.036
  • you knew exactly whereit was gonna go?
  • 00:10:18.036 --> 00:10:19.304
  • it was gonna go?But then, you know,
  • 00:10:19.304 --> 00:10:22.173
  • But then, you know,out of nowhere --
  • 00:10:22.173 --> 00:10:23.441
  • out of nowhere --I remember the first time I saw
  • 00:10:23.441 --> 00:10:25.343
  • I remember the first time I sawA Beautiful Mind.
  • 00:10:25.343 --> 00:10:26.711
  • A Beautiful Mind.Did you see that movie?
  • 00:10:26.711 --> 00:10:27.612
  • Did you see that movie?And I remember the first
  • 00:10:27.612 --> 00:10:28.380
  • And I remember the firsttime I saw it.
  • 00:10:28.380 --> 00:10:29.981
  • time I saw it.It messed with my mind.
  • 00:10:29.981 --> 00:10:32.751
  • It messed with my mind.I did not see that coming.
  • 00:10:32.751 --> 00:10:33.752
  • I did not see that coming.Have you ever been going
  • 00:10:33.752 --> 00:10:35.320
  • Have you ever been goingthrough your life,
  • 00:10:35.320 --> 00:10:36.888
  • through your life,going through your day,
  • 00:10:36.888 --> 00:10:39.324
  • going through your day,just minding your own business
  • 00:10:39.324 --> 00:10:40.892
  • just minding your own businesslike the disciples trying
  • 00:10:40.892 --> 00:10:42.193
  • like the disciples tryingto go get a burger,
  • 00:10:42.193 --> 00:10:43.628
  • to go get a burger,and all of a sudden,
  • 00:10:43.628 --> 00:10:46.164
  • and all of a sudden,God disrupts your expectation
  • 00:10:46.164 --> 00:10:47.132
  • God disrupts your expectationof how your day
  • 00:10:47.132 --> 00:10:48.566
  • of how your daywas supposed to go?
  • 00:10:48.566 --> 00:10:50.235
  • was supposed to go?And sometimes God doesn't even
  • 00:10:50.235 --> 00:10:53.505
  • And sometimes God doesn't evenlet you know it's Him doing it.
  • 00:10:53.505 --> 00:10:55.206
  • let you know it's Him doing it.Now, every disruption is not
  • 00:10:55.206 --> 00:10:58.610
  • Now, every disruption is notrecognized as divine,
  • 00:10:58.610 --> 00:10:59.678
  • recognized as divine,because the disciples had
  • 00:10:59.678 --> 00:11:01.680
  • because the disciples hadno idea what He wanted.
  • 00:11:01.680 --> 00:11:02.947
  • no idea what He wanted.They still thought He
  • 00:11:02.947 --> 00:11:05.316
  • They still thought Hewanted Chick-fil-A.
  • 00:11:05.316 --> 00:11:07.652
  • wanted Chick-fil-A.Closed on Sundays.
  • 00:11:07.652 --> 00:11:08.486
  • Closed on Sundays.But they didn't know He
  • 00:11:08.486 --> 00:11:10.221
  • But they didn't know Hewas doing something much
  • 00:11:10.221 --> 00:11:12.590
  • was doing something muchbigger than a number one.
  • 00:11:12.590 --> 00:11:13.692
  • bigger than a number one.He was doing something
  • 00:11:13.692 --> 00:11:15.860
  • He was doing somethingmuch bigger than a drive-thru.
  • 00:11:15.860 --> 00:11:17.495
  • much bigger than a drive-thru.And don't you know that God
  • 00:11:17.495 --> 00:11:20.465
  • And don't you know that Godhas scripted a much bigger arc
  • 00:11:20.465 --> 00:11:21.833
  • has scripted a much bigger arcfor your life than how
  • 00:11:21.833 --> 00:11:25.103
  • for your life than howyou feel this week?
  • 00:11:25.103 --> 00:11:25.970
  • you feel this week?See, we never know.
  • 00:11:25.970 --> 00:11:27.572
  • See, we never know.Any given day, any given day.
  • 00:11:27.572 --> 00:11:29.074
  • Any given day, any given day.We never know how --
  • 00:11:29.074 --> 00:11:30.675
  • We never know how --Any given day, we wake up
  • 00:11:30.675 --> 00:11:32.177
  • Any given day, we wake upand we never expect --
  • 00:11:32.177 --> 00:11:34.279
  • and we never expect --It's never the things you
  • 00:11:34.279 --> 00:11:35.447
  • It's never the things youexpect that set your life
  • 00:11:35.447 --> 00:11:36.414
  • expect that set your lifein a different direction.
  • 00:11:36.414 --> 00:11:38.116
  • in a different direction.Have you noticed this?
  • 00:11:38.116 --> 00:11:38.817
  • Have you noticed this?It's never the things
  • 00:11:38.817 --> 00:11:39.818
  • It's never the thingsyou expect.
  • 00:11:39.818 --> 00:11:41.019
  • you expect.When you came to that lunch
  • 00:11:41.019 --> 00:11:42.287
  • When you came to that lunchand you sang me that song,
  • 00:11:42.287 --> 00:11:43.421
  • and you sang me that song,and then you never knew that
  • 00:11:43.421 --> 00:11:44.222
  • and then you never knew thatwe'd be writing songs
  • 00:11:44.222 --> 00:11:45.290
  • we'd be writing songsfor Elevation Worship.
  • 00:11:45.290 --> 00:11:45.990
  • for Elevation Worship.You were just coming
  • 00:11:45.990 --> 00:11:46.825
  • You were just comingto the lunch.
  • 00:11:46.825 --> 00:11:47.492
  • to the lunch.You were just a new
  • 00:11:47.492 --> 00:11:48.193
  • You were just a newstaff member.
  • 00:11:48.193 --> 00:11:49.094
  • staff member.It's just the little things,
  • 00:11:49.094 --> 00:11:50.061
  • It's just the little things,but you came to the lunch,
  • 00:11:50.061 --> 00:11:50.929
  • but you came to the lunch,and you were one of the first
  • 00:11:50.929 --> 00:11:51.996
  • and you were one of the first12 in there.
  • 00:11:51.996 --> 00:11:52.931
  • 12 in there.And I said, "Who are you?"
  • 00:11:52.931 --> 00:11:54.365
  • And I said, "Who are you?"And you said, [mumbling].
  • 00:11:54.365 --> 00:11:55.233
  • And you said, [mumbling].And I said, "What do you do?"
  • 00:11:55.233 --> 00:11:56.067
  • And I said, "What do you do?"You said, "I sing."
  • 00:11:56.067 --> 00:11:57.035
  • You said, "I sing."I said, "Sing me a song."
  • 00:11:57.035 --> 00:11:57.702
  • I said, "Sing me a song."And you had a song.
  • 00:11:57.702 --> 00:11:58.503
  • And you had a song.But you didn't know when you
  • 00:11:58.503 --> 00:11:59.704
  • But you didn't know when youwoke up that morning.
  • 00:11:59.704 --> 00:12:00.705
  • woke up that morning.You never know.
  • 00:12:00.705 --> 00:12:01.906
  • You never know.See, that's why we have
  • 00:12:01.906 --> 00:12:04.209
  • See, that's why we haveto continue to approach
  • 00:12:04.209 --> 00:12:06.678
  • to continue to approacheach day like it is the day
  • 00:12:06.678 --> 00:12:08.113
  • each day like it is the daythat the Lord has made,
  • 00:12:08.113 --> 00:12:11.850
  • that the Lord has made,because you never know.
  • 00:12:11.850 --> 00:12:12.417
  • because you never know.You never know.
  • 00:12:12.417 --> 00:12:13.952
  • You never know.That woman didn't know she
  • 00:12:13.952 --> 00:12:16.621
  • That woman didn't know shewas about to meet her maker.
  • 00:12:16.621 --> 00:12:18.189
  • was about to meet her maker.She didn't know that she
  • 00:12:18.189 --> 00:12:22.293
  • She didn't know that shewas about to meet a man
  • 00:12:22.293 --> 00:12:23.728
  • was about to meet a manwho could not only tell her
  • 00:12:23.728 --> 00:12:24.996
  • who could not only tell hereverything that she had done,
  • 00:12:24.996 --> 00:12:26.364
  • everything that she had done,but could show her what
  • 00:12:26.364 --> 00:12:27.432
  • but could show her whatwas within her that others
  • 00:12:27.432 --> 00:12:30.435
  • was within her that othersdid not see.
  • 00:12:30.435 --> 00:12:32.570
  • did not see.Plot twist.
  • 00:12:32.570 --> 00:12:34.606
  • Plot twist.You came to get water,
  • 00:12:34.606 --> 00:12:35.106
  • You came to get water,but you're about
  • 00:12:35.106 --> 00:12:36.875
  • but you're aboutto meet the well.
  • 00:12:36.875 --> 00:12:38.843
  • to meet the well.Plot twist.
  • 00:12:38.843 --> 00:12:39.511
  • Plot twist.Plot twist.
  • 00:12:39.511 --> 00:12:40.512
  • Plot twist.You accidentally clicked
  • 00:12:40.512 --> 00:12:44.949
  • You accidentally clickedon this YouTube channel,
  • 00:12:44.949 --> 00:12:45.750
  • on this YouTube channel,but you're about to get
  • 00:12:45.750 --> 00:12:47.852
  • but you're about to geta word from God.
  • 00:12:47.852 --> 00:12:48.987
  • a word from God.You accidentally --
  • 00:12:48.987 --> 00:12:50.855
  • You accidentally --I'm telling you, it never ceases
  • 00:12:50.855 --> 00:12:54.159
  • I'm telling you, it never ceasesto amaze me the way that God
  • 00:12:54.159 --> 00:12:55.360
  • to amaze me the way that Godkinda sets things up.
  • 00:12:55.360 --> 00:12:57.195
  • kinda sets things up.And just about when you think --
  • 00:12:57.195 --> 00:12:58.296
  • And just about when you think --I mean, it's noon.
  • 00:12:58.296 --> 00:12:59.063
  • I mean, it's noon.It's the hottest part
  • 00:12:59.063 --> 00:12:59.798
  • It's the hottest partof the day.
  • 00:12:59.798 --> 00:13:00.665
  • of the day.There's nobody around.
  • 00:13:00.665 --> 00:13:02.133
  • There's nobody around.Nobody's expecting it.
  • 00:13:02.133 --> 00:13:03.368
  • Nobody's expecting it.Jesus isn't supposed to even
  • 00:13:03.368 --> 00:13:04.469
  • Jesus isn't supposed to evenbe talking to this woman
  • 00:13:04.469 --> 00:13:05.637
  • be talking to this womanas a rabbi.
  • 00:13:05.637 --> 00:13:07.105
  • as a rabbi.And just when she expected
  • 00:13:07.105 --> 00:13:09.974
  • And just when she expectedit the least, she received
  • 00:13:09.974 --> 00:13:10.842
  • it the least, she receivedthe greatest revelation
  • 00:13:10.842 --> 00:13:13.244
  • the greatest revelationof her life.
  • 00:13:13.244 --> 00:13:15.480
  • of her life.Now, for me on Father's Day,
  • 00:13:15.480 --> 00:13:17.515
  • Now, for me on Father's Day,my dad was crazy in a good way,
  • 00:13:17.515 --> 00:13:19.517
  • my dad was crazy in a good way,in a bad way.
  • 00:13:19.517 --> 00:13:21.386
  • in a bad way.And my relationship with my dad
  • 00:13:21.386 --> 00:13:23.421
  • And my relationship with my dadwas really, really great
  • 00:13:23.421 --> 00:13:25.690
  • was really, really greatand it was really complicated.
  • 00:13:25.690 --> 00:13:27.559
  • and it was really complicated.And when he was diagnosed
  • 00:13:27.559 --> 00:13:31.830
  • And when he was diagnosedwith ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease,
  • 00:13:31.830 --> 00:13:33.464
  • with ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease,and he realized that he would
  • 00:13:33.464 --> 00:13:34.666
  • and he realized that he woulddie but we didn't have an exact
  • 00:13:34.666 --> 00:13:38.503
  • die but we didn't have an exacttimeframe for it, some really
  • 00:13:38.503 --> 00:13:40.271
  • timeframe for it, some reallybizarre events transpired
  • 00:13:40.271 --> 00:13:42.340
  • bizarre events transpiredin our house.
  • 00:13:42.340 --> 00:13:43.274
  • in our house.And I don't like to talk about
  • 00:13:43.274 --> 00:13:44.342
  • And I don't like to talk aboutall of it, because it's not
  • 00:13:44.342 --> 00:13:46.477
  • all of it, because it's notcompletely my story to share.
  • 00:13:46.477 --> 00:13:49.113
  • completely my story to share.But even within my mom's
  • 00:13:49.113 --> 00:13:51.616
  • But even within my mom'sdecision to forgive him for some
  • 00:13:51.616 --> 00:13:52.684
  • decision to forgive him for somethings that he did during
  • 00:13:52.684 --> 00:13:55.153
  • things that he did duringthat period, there was
  • 00:13:55.153 --> 00:13:56.254
  • that period, there wasa little while --
  • 00:13:56.254 --> 00:13:57.088
  • a little while --And I was just reflecting
  • 00:13:57.088 --> 00:13:58.122
  • And I was just reflectingon this for Father's Day
  • 00:13:58.122 --> 00:13:59.958
  • on this for Father's Daybecause me and Graham
  • 00:13:59.958 --> 00:14:01.326
  • because me and Grahamwere throwing the baseball,
  • 00:14:01.326 --> 00:14:02.994
  • were throwing the baseball,and you know, you connect all
  • 00:14:02.994 --> 00:14:04.996
  • and you know, you connect allof that, like, to when I was 12,
  • 00:14:04.996 --> 00:14:05.763
  • of that, like, to when I was 12,and my dad throwing
  • 00:14:05.763 --> 00:14:06.564
  • and my dad throwingthe baseball.
  • 00:14:06.564 --> 00:14:07.599
  • the baseball.But then, also I connected
  • 00:14:07.599 --> 00:14:11.669
  • But then, also I connectedit to when I was 32
  • 00:14:11.669 --> 00:14:12.537
  • it to when I was 32and we weren't even on speaking
  • 00:14:12.537 --> 00:14:15.540
  • and we weren't even on speakingterms, and how one Fathers' Day,
  • 00:14:15.540 --> 00:14:17.508
  • terms, and how one Fathers' Day,I hadn't spoken to him
  • 00:14:17.508 --> 00:14:18.910
  • I hadn't spoken to himin months.
  • 00:14:18.910 --> 00:14:20.578
  • in months.And every time we would speak,
  • 00:14:20.578 --> 00:14:21.112
  • And every time we would speak,it would get into
  • 00:14:21.112 --> 00:14:22.747
  • it would get intoa shouting match.
  • 00:14:22.747 --> 00:14:23.481
  • a shouting match.And I don't think I had
  • 00:14:23.481 --> 00:14:24.449
  • And I don't think I hadthe wisdom to know how to relate
  • 00:14:24.449 --> 00:14:26.184
  • the wisdom to know how to relateto him through his pain.
  • 00:14:26.184 --> 00:14:28.486
  • to him through his pain.And he was being a jerk.
  • 00:14:28.486 --> 00:14:29.087
  • And he was being a jerk.I mean, I'll put that
  • 00:14:29.087 --> 00:14:30.288
  • I mean, I'll put thaton the record cause, you know,
  • 00:14:30.288 --> 00:14:31.155
  • on the record cause, you know,he's in Heaven now.
  • 00:14:31.155 --> 00:14:31.890
  • he's in Heaven now.He made it in.
  • 00:14:31.890 --> 00:14:33.157
  • He made it in.But he was being a jerk,
  • 00:14:33.157 --> 00:14:34.459
  • But he was being a jerk,and I was probably
  • 00:14:34.459 --> 00:14:36.527
  • and I was probablya little immature as well.
  • 00:14:36.527 --> 00:14:40.265
  • a little immature as well.And it put us in a weird spot.
  • 00:14:40.265 --> 00:14:42.100
  • And it put us in a weird spot.And do you remember where
  • 00:14:42.100 --> 00:14:42.967
  • And do you remember wherewe were coming from?
  • 00:14:42.967 --> 00:14:44.802
  • we were coming from?Was it Florida?
  • 00:14:44.802 --> 00:14:45.803
  • Was it Florida?And we were coming
  • 00:14:45.803 --> 00:14:47.338
  • And we were comingon Father's Day,
  • 00:14:47.338 --> 00:14:48.373
  • on Father's Day,and I asked you to drive?
  • 00:14:48.373 --> 00:14:49.307
  • and I asked you to drive?And I made the list?
  • 00:14:49.307 --> 00:14:50.441
  • And I made the list?And I said, "I'm gonna write
  • 00:14:50.441 --> 00:14:53.611
  • And I said, "I'm gonna writea list of 32 things that I
  • 00:14:53.611 --> 00:14:55.146
  • a list of 32 things that Iremember from my dad that
  • 00:14:55.146 --> 00:14:58.283
  • remember from my dad thatare good, and let's take
  • 00:14:58.283 --> 00:14:59.384
  • are good, and let's takeit by his house."
  • 00:14:59.384 --> 00:15:01.452
  • it by his house."And we stopped by.
  • 00:15:01.452 --> 00:15:02.120
  • And we stopped by.And I won't tell
  • 00:15:02.120 --> 00:15:03.121
  • And I won't tellthe full story now.
  • 00:15:03.121 --> 00:15:03.988
  • the full story now.Many of you have heard me tell
  • 00:15:03.988 --> 00:15:05.723
  • Many of you have heard me tellit before, how I kinda shoved
  • 00:15:05.723 --> 00:15:06.457
  • it before, how I kinda shovedthe list at him with
  • 00:15:06.457 --> 00:15:07.392
  • the list at him witha bad attitude.
  • 00:15:07.392 --> 00:15:08.426
  • a bad attitude."Happy Father's Day."
  • 00:15:08.426 --> 00:15:10.194
  • "Happy Father's Day."You know.
  • 00:15:10.194 --> 00:15:12.063
  • You know.And it opened a door,
  • 00:15:12.063 --> 00:15:14.299
  • And it opened a door,and really through my mom's
  • 00:15:14.299 --> 00:15:15.600
  • and really through my mom'sgrace and compassion
  • 00:15:15.600 --> 00:15:18.503
  • grace and compassionand forgiveness, I was able
  • 00:15:18.503 --> 00:15:20.805
  • and forgiveness, I was ableto be a part of his life like
  • 00:15:20.805 --> 00:15:21.806
  • to be a part of his life likehe was a part of mine
  • 00:15:21.806 --> 00:15:24.208
  • he was a part of mineas a boy in the very last days.
  • 00:15:24.208 --> 00:15:24.809
  • as a boy in the very last days.But what I wanted
  • 00:15:24.809 --> 00:15:26.244
  • But what I wantedto tell you about --
  • 00:15:26.244 --> 00:15:26.978
  • to tell you about --And I don't know who this
  • 00:15:26.978 --> 00:15:29.247
  • And I don't know who thisis for, because I didn't wanna
  • 00:15:29.247 --> 00:15:30.214
  • is for, because I didn't wannapreach a message just
  • 00:15:30.214 --> 00:15:32.784
  • preach a message justfor fathers.
  • 00:15:32.784 --> 00:15:34.786
  • for fathers.But on Father's Day, it got
  • 00:15:34.786 --> 00:15:37.121
  • But on Father's Day, it gotme thinking about the plot
  • 00:15:37.121 --> 00:15:39.891
  • me thinking about the plottwists of our life, and how
  • 00:15:39.891 --> 00:15:41.225
  • twists of our life, and howimportant it is that we
  • 00:15:41.225 --> 00:15:42.560
  • important it is that webe attuned to what
  • 00:15:42.560 --> 00:15:45.163
  • be attuned to whatthe Holy Spirit is doing in us,
  • 00:15:45.163 --> 00:15:48.232
  • the Holy Spirit is doing in us,because we never know.
  • 00:15:48.232 --> 00:15:52.070
  • because we never know.Because I was preaching in 2013
  • 00:15:52.070 --> 00:15:52.837
  • Because I was preaching in 2013on a series called
  • 00:15:52.837 --> 00:15:55.173
  • on a series called"The Expectation Gap."
  • 00:15:55.173 --> 00:15:56.307
  • "The Expectation Gap."I should probably pull that one
  • 00:15:56.307 --> 00:15:57.775
  • I should probably pull that oneback out, cause that's where
  • 00:15:57.775 --> 00:15:58.743
  • back out, cause that's wherewe're living right now,
  • 00:15:58.743 --> 00:16:00.445
  • we're living right now,the gap between what you expect
  • 00:16:00.445 --> 00:16:02.547
  • the gap between what you expectand what you experience.
  • 00:16:02.547 --> 00:16:04.282
  • and what you experience.And listen to this, Lucius.
  • 00:16:04.282 --> 00:16:05.283
  • And listen to this, Lucius.I don't know if you've heard
  • 00:16:05.283 --> 00:16:06.351
  • I don't know if you've heardthis story or not before,
  • 00:16:06.351 --> 00:16:09.287
  • this story or not before,but it's the craziest story
  • 00:16:09.287 --> 00:16:10.088
  • but it's the craziest storymaybe that I've ever
  • 00:16:10.088 --> 00:16:12.056
  • maybe that I've everexperienced, because I preached
  • 00:16:12.056 --> 00:16:15.159
  • experienced, because I preachedat 9:30 at Elevation Blakeney,
  • 00:16:15.159 --> 00:16:18.296
  • at 9:30 at Elevation Blakeney,and I usually preach the 11:30,
  • 00:16:18.296 --> 00:16:19.330
  • and I usually preach the 11:30,and we were about to go on our
  • 00:16:19.330 --> 00:16:21.699
  • and we were about to go on ourfamily vacation for June.
  • 00:16:21.699 --> 00:16:25.770
  • family vacation for June.And something told me to just,
  • 00:16:25.770 --> 00:16:27.138
  • And something told me to just,instead of preaching the 11:30,
  • 00:16:27.138 --> 00:16:29.507
  • instead of preaching the 11:30,to run the sermon back.
  • 00:16:29.507 --> 00:16:31.609
  • to run the sermon back.And you know, I don't go
  • 00:16:31.609 --> 00:16:32.477
  • And you know, I don't gowith every idea that
  • 00:16:32.477 --> 00:16:33.111
  • with every idea thatI have and just call
  • 00:16:33.111 --> 00:16:34.045
  • I have and just callit the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:16:34.045 --> 00:16:36.647
  • it the Holy Spirit.I'd be in prison if I did that,
  • 00:16:36.647 --> 00:16:37.582
  • I'd be in prison if I did that,because sometimes I think
  • 00:16:37.582 --> 00:16:39.183
  • because sometimes I thinksome really crazy thoughts.
  • 00:16:39.183 --> 00:16:40.051
  • some really crazy thoughts.And some days I'd never get out
  • 00:16:40.051 --> 00:16:40.885
  • And some days I'd never get outof bed if I just went
  • 00:16:40.885 --> 00:16:41.886
  • of bed if I just wentwith what I felt.
  • 00:16:41.886 --> 00:16:43.254
  • with what I felt.So, I'm not one of those guys.
  • 00:16:43.254 --> 00:16:44.389
  • So, I'm not one of those guys.But I just felt it.
  • 00:16:44.389 --> 00:16:45.590
  • But I just felt it.It was like, "You need to
  • 00:16:45.590 --> 00:16:46.591
  • It was like, "You need tojust play the thing back."
  • 00:16:46.591 --> 00:16:47.191
  • just play the thing back."And I thought --
  • 00:16:47.191 --> 00:16:47.825
  • And I thought --You know, again,
  • 00:16:47.825 --> 00:16:49.027
  • You know, again,I'm arguing with God.
  • 00:16:49.027 --> 00:16:49.861
  • I'm arguing with God.You know?
  • 00:16:49.861 --> 00:16:50.561
  • You know?Like, "You're not supposed
  • 00:16:50.561 --> 00:16:52.430
  • Like, "You're not supposedto go through Samaria, Jesus.
  • 00:16:52.430 --> 00:16:53.831
  • to go through Samaria, Jesus.We don't do that."
  • 00:16:53.831 --> 00:16:54.932
  • We don't do that."I'm like, "Well, God, I'm going
  • 00:16:54.932 --> 00:16:57.068
  • I'm like, "Well, God, I'm goingon a vacation for a few weeks.
  • 00:16:57.068 --> 00:16:58.036
  • on a vacation for a few weeks.I'm about to get a break.
  • 00:16:58.036 --> 00:16:59.604
  • I'm about to get a break.I don't need a break at 11:30,
  • 00:16:59.604 --> 00:17:00.705
  • I don't need a break at 11:30,so I'll just preach that.
  • 00:17:00.705 --> 00:17:02.540
  • so I'll just preach that.And then I'll get a break."
  • 00:17:02.540 --> 00:17:04.342
  • And then I'll get a break."But something told me to leave.
  • 00:17:04.342 --> 00:17:07.178
  • But something told me to leave.As I was leaving,
  • 00:17:07.178 --> 00:17:09.414
  • As I was leaving,something told me to stop by
  • 00:17:09.414 --> 00:17:12.050
  • something told me to stop byand see my dad and my mom.
  • 00:17:12.050 --> 00:17:15.753
  • and see my dad and my mom.And when I walked in, my dad
  • 00:17:15.753 --> 00:17:17.221
  • And when I walked in, my dadwas so surprised.
  • 00:17:17.221 --> 00:17:18.589
  • was so surprised.In fact, he was just completely
  • 00:17:18.589 --> 00:17:21.192
  • In fact, he was just completelyconfused, because his disease
  • 00:17:21.192 --> 00:17:22.693
  • confused, because his diseasehad progressed to the point
  • 00:17:22.693 --> 00:17:23.828
  • had progressed to the pointwhere he had very little
  • 00:17:23.828 --> 00:17:25.863
  • where he had very littlemovement, and my mom was kinda
  • 00:17:25.863 --> 00:17:27.131
  • movement, and my mom was kindadoing everything for him,
  • 00:17:27.131 --> 00:17:29.033
  • doing everything for him,and hospice was involved.
  • 00:17:29.033 --> 00:17:30.735
  • and hospice was involved.But his mind was still
  • 00:17:30.735 --> 00:17:31.736
  • But his mind was stillvery sharp.
  • 00:17:31.736 --> 00:17:33.571
  • very sharp.But he had his iPad out,
  • 00:17:33.571 --> 00:17:34.939
  • But he had his iPad out,and he was watching --
  • 00:17:34.939 --> 00:17:36.808
  • and he was watching --He was about to watch the 11:30
  • 00:17:36.808 --> 00:17:39.343
  • He was about to watch the 11:30service of Elevation Church.
  • 00:17:39.343 --> 00:17:40.645
  • service of Elevation Church.Sorry, worship experience,
  • 00:17:40.645 --> 00:17:42.246
  • Sorry, worship experience,we call it.
  • 00:17:42.246 --> 00:17:46.084
  • we call it.And just as on the iPad
  • 00:17:46.084 --> 00:17:47.418
  • And just as on the iPadI was coming on stage,
  • 00:17:47.418 --> 00:17:51.923
  • I was coming on stage,I was walking in his house.
  • 00:17:51.923 --> 00:17:53.291
  • I was walking in his house.You know, he couldn't move
  • 00:17:53.291 --> 00:17:54.392
  • You know, he couldn't movehis head around too much,
  • 00:17:54.392 --> 00:17:55.693
  • his head around too much,but he looked back at the iPad,
  • 00:17:55.693 --> 00:17:56.227
  • but he looked back at the iPad,and looked at me,
  • 00:17:56.227 --> 00:17:57.028
  • and looked at me,and looked at the iPad,
  • 00:17:57.028 --> 00:17:58.463
  • and looked at the iPad,and he said, "How are you here
  • 00:17:58.463 --> 00:17:59.764
  • and he said, "How are you herebut you're there
  • 00:17:59.764 --> 00:18:00.832
  • but you're therebut you're here?
  • 00:18:00.832 --> 00:18:01.399
  • but you're here?How are you --
  • 00:18:01.399 --> 00:18:02.366
  • How are you --Who's preaching
  • 00:18:02.366 --> 00:18:02.800
  • Who's preachingif you're there?"
  • 00:18:02.800 --> 00:18:07.972
  • if you're there?"I said, "Dad, I just decided
  • 00:18:07.972 --> 00:18:09.140
  • I said, "Dad, I just decidedto come over and see you,
  • 00:18:09.140 --> 00:18:09.807
  • to come over and see you,and they're gonna run back
  • 00:18:09.807 --> 00:18:11.142
  • and they're gonna run backthe 9:30, and I'm gonna watch
  • 00:18:11.142 --> 00:18:13.411
  • the 9:30, and I'm gonna watchmyself preach with you."
  • 00:18:13.411 --> 00:18:15.046
  • myself preach with you."Because one of the things
  • 00:18:15.046 --> 00:18:17.181
  • Because one of the thingsthat he had asked me for when
  • 00:18:17.181 --> 00:18:18.616
  • that he had asked me for whenwe were not speaking to one
  • 00:18:18.616 --> 00:18:20.251
  • we were not speaking to oneanother, just before we stopped
  • 00:18:20.251 --> 00:18:21.986
  • another, just before we stoppedspeaking to one another,
  • 00:18:21.986 --> 00:18:23.921
  • speaking to one another,he had asked me if I could
  • 00:18:23.921 --> 00:18:25.857
  • he had asked me if I couldshow him how much he meant
  • 00:18:25.857 --> 00:18:29.227
  • show him how much he meantto me by canceling something
  • 00:18:29.227 --> 00:18:30.394
  • to me by canceling somethingthat was important to show him
  • 00:18:30.394 --> 00:18:33.097
  • that was important to show himthat he was more important.
  • 00:18:33.097 --> 00:18:33.531
  • that he was more important.And I thought,
  • 00:18:33.531 --> 00:18:34.432
  • And I thought,"Well, that's childish.
  • 00:18:34.432 --> 00:18:35.399
  • "Well, that's childish.Of course I care for you.
  • 00:18:35.399 --> 00:18:36.501
  • Of course I care for you.I mean, look at all I try to do
  • 00:18:36.501 --> 00:18:37.869
  • I mean, look at all I try to dofor you, and I'm a good son,"
  • 00:18:37.869 --> 00:18:38.736
  • for you, and I'm a good son,"and this and that.
  • 00:18:38.736 --> 00:18:40.671
  • and this and that.I'm a good, good son.
  • 00:18:40.671 --> 00:18:42.340
  • I'm a good, good son.That's who I am.
  • 00:18:42.340 --> 00:18:44.108
  • That's who I am.He wasn't having it.
  • 00:18:44.108 --> 00:18:45.476
  • He wasn't having it.And when I walked in, I realized
  • 00:18:45.476 --> 00:18:48.646
  • And when I walked in, I realizedthis is that moment for me
  • 00:18:48.646 --> 00:18:50.081
  • this is that moment for meto be with him.
  • 00:18:50.081 --> 00:18:50.815
  • to be with him.And I sat on the edge
  • 00:18:50.815 --> 00:18:52.316
  • And I sat on the edgeof the bed, and he
  • 00:18:52.316 --> 00:18:54.385
  • of the bed, and hewatched the sermon.
  • 00:18:54.385 --> 00:18:55.119
  • watched the sermon.And it's really awkward
  • 00:18:55.119 --> 00:18:56.220
  • And it's really awkwardwatching yourself preach.
  • 00:18:56.220 --> 00:18:57.488
  • watching yourself preach.It's painful.
  • 00:18:57.488 --> 00:18:58.756
  • It's painful.I don't like to do it,
  • 00:18:58.756 --> 00:19:00.858
  • I don't like to do it,but I did it.
  • 00:19:00.858 --> 00:19:01.759
  • but I did it.And when I finished and walked
  • 00:19:01.759 --> 00:19:03.961
  • And when I finished and walkedoff the stage --
  • 00:19:03.961 --> 00:19:04.795
  • off the stage --I promise you I'm gonna go
  • 00:19:04.795 --> 00:19:07.031
  • I promise you I'm gonna goback to John 4 in a minute.
  • 00:19:07.031 --> 00:19:08.633
  • back to John 4 in a minute.But when I walked off the stage,
  • 00:19:08.633 --> 00:19:10.201
  • But when I walked off the stage,my dad said,
  • 00:19:10.201 --> 00:19:12.036
  • my dad said,"Preacher man gone
  • 00:19:12.036 --> 00:19:13.838
  • "Preacher man goneout the back door.
  • 00:19:13.838 --> 00:19:15.573
  • out the back door.Time for Hubatka."
  • 00:19:15.573 --> 00:19:16.707
  • Time for Hubatka."Cause Larry Hubatka would come
  • 00:19:16.707 --> 00:19:17.775
  • Cause Larry Hubatka would comeout and do the close,
  • 00:19:17.775 --> 00:19:18.376
  • out and do the close,and I'd go this way,
  • 00:19:18.376 --> 00:19:19.076
  • and I'd go this way,and Larry Hubatka would
  • 00:19:19.076 --> 00:19:20.511
  • and Larry Hubatka wouldgo that way.
  • 00:19:20.511 --> 00:19:21.379
  • go that way.And I hugged him and I said,
  • 00:19:21.379 --> 00:19:21.979
  • And I hugged him and I said,"I love you.
  • 00:19:21.979 --> 00:19:22.947
  • "I love you.I'll see you when we get
  • 00:19:22.947 --> 00:19:26.784
  • I'll see you when we getback from vacation."
  • 00:19:26.784 --> 00:19:28.519
  • back from vacation."And my mom called me
  • 00:19:28.519 --> 00:19:30.454
  • And my mom called meat 1:00 a.m. and said,
  • 00:19:30.454 --> 00:19:31.088
  • at 1:00 a.m. and said,"Your dad only has
  • 00:19:31.088 --> 00:19:34.025
  • "Your dad only hashours to live.
  • 00:19:34.025 --> 00:19:36.561
  • hours to live.He's not speaking.
  • 00:19:36.561 --> 00:19:38.696
  • He's not speaking.You need to get here quick."
  • 00:19:38.696 --> 00:19:39.564
  • You need to get here quick."And we got there in the middle
  • 00:19:39.564 --> 00:19:42.934
  • And we got there in the middleof the night, and we sang his
  • 00:19:42.934 --> 00:19:46.070
  • of the night, and we sang hisfavorite hymns, and then I
  • 00:19:46.070 --> 00:19:47.538
  • favorite hymns, and then Iran out of hymns,
  • 00:19:47.538 --> 00:19:52.410
  • ran out of hymns,and I started singing CCR.
  • 00:19:52.410 --> 00:19:54.111
  • and I started singing CCR.And I ran out of classic rock
  • 00:19:54.111 --> 00:19:55.680
  • And I ran out of classic rocksongs, and we sang, and we sat
  • 00:19:55.680 --> 00:19:59.250
  • songs, and we sang, and we satwith him, and we sat with him.
  • 00:19:59.250 --> 00:20:01.419
  • with him, and we sat with him.And I was with him when he
  • 00:20:01.419 --> 00:20:06.324
  • And I was with him when hebreathed his last breath.
  • 00:20:06.324 --> 00:20:09.026
  • breathed his last breath.But I told you that
  • 00:20:09.026 --> 00:20:12.797
  • But I told you thatbecause you never know.
  • 00:20:12.797 --> 00:20:15.299
  • because you never know.That's why I told you that.
  • 00:20:15.299 --> 00:20:18.202
  • That's why I told you that.Because you never know.
  • 00:20:18.202 --> 00:20:22.940
  • Because you never know.You must go through Samaria.
  • 00:20:22.940 --> 00:20:24.342
  • You must go through Samaria.And this woman who's just coming
  • 00:20:24.342 --> 00:20:27.778
  • And this woman who's just comingto get water finds out that
  • 00:20:27.778 --> 00:20:29.614
  • to get water finds out thatwhile she's trying to fill her
  • 00:20:29.614 --> 00:20:33.718
  • while she's trying to fill herjar, God is trying to fill her.
  • 00:20:33.718 --> 00:20:35.987
  • jar, God is trying to fill her.And she becomes the first
  • 00:20:35.987 --> 00:20:39.490
  • And she becomes the firstevangelist to the Samaritans
  • 00:20:39.490 --> 00:20:40.558
  • evangelist to the Samaritansin the time of the ministry
  • 00:20:40.558 --> 00:20:42.393
  • in the time of the ministryof Jesus.
  • 00:20:42.393 --> 00:20:44.829
  • of Jesus.Plot twist.
  • 00:20:44.829 --> 00:20:47.932
  • Plot twist.Plot twist.
  • 00:20:47.932 --> 00:20:48.733
  • Plot twist.But that's not really what I
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  • But that's not really what Iwanted to preach
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  • wanted to preachto you about today.
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  • to you about today.What really got my attention
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  • What really got my attentionfor Father's Day was
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  • for Father's Day wasin verse five.
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  • in verse five.Because verse five says,
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  • Because verse five says,"So He came to a town in Samaria
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  • "So He came to a town in Samariacalled Sychar, near the plot
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  • called Sychar, near the plotof ground Jacob had given
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  • of ground Jacob had givento his son Joseph."
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  • to his son Joseph."Near the plot.
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  • Near the plot.Near the --
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  • Near the --See, when I read that verse,
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  • See, when I read that verse,I realized this is generational.
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  • I realized this is generational.I mean, of all the sermons
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  • I mean, of all the sermonsthat I have heard preached
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  • that I have heard preachedabout this woman who had five
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  • about this woman who had fivehusbands, and she's living
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  • husbands, and she's livingwith the sixth, and you know,
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  • with the sixth, and you know,she's loose, and she's thirsty,
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  • she's loose, and she's thirsty,I realized that this did not
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  • I realized that this did notstart with her.
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  • start with her.I realized that the conflict
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  • I realized that the conflictbetween the Samaritans
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  • between the Samaritansand the Jews did not
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  • and the Jews did notstart in John 4.
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  • start in John 4.And even the phrase it said,
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  • And even the phrase it said,"on the plot of ground,"
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  • "on the plot of ground,"and why would John, who only
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  • and why would John, who onlyhad so many chapters to tell --
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  • had so many chapters to tell --Only 21 chapters --
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  • Only 21 chapters --To tell us who Jesus was,
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  • To tell us who Jesus was,His glory, full of grace
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  • His glory, full of graceand truth, he only had so much
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  • and truth, he only had so muchroom, and he stops to tell us
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  • room, and he stops to tell usthat it happened?
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  • that it happened?I mean, I know about the woman.
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  • I mean, I know about the woman.I know about her past.
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  • I know about her past.I know about her history.
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  • I know about her history.I know that Jesus taught her
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  • I know that Jesus taught herthat they that worship
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  • that they that worshipthe Father must worship
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  • the Father must worshipin spirit and in truth.
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  • in spirit and in truth.And I know it's not about
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  • And I know it's not aboutwhether you worship on this
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  • whether you worship on thismountain or that mountain.
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  • mountain or that mountain.I've read all of that.
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  • I've read all of that.But I never took the time
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  • But I never took the timeto realize that it was near
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  • to realize that it was nearthe plot of ground that Jacob
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  • the plot of ground that Jacobhad given his son Joseph.
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  • had given his son Joseph.Now do you see why I
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  • Now do you see why Icalled you together early?
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  • called you together early?Because it took me all the way
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  • Because it took me all the wayback to remember that he called
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  • back to remember that he calleda man named Abram out of Ur
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  • a man named Abram out of Urof the Chaldeans.
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  • of the Chaldeans.Abram was too old
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  • Abram was too oldto have children.
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  • to have children.Plot twist.
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  • Plot twist.You're about to have a baby.
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  • You're about to have a baby.His wife's womb
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  • His wife's wombwas as good as dead.
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  • was as good as dead.Plot twist.
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  • Plot twist.God can bring forth a fruitful
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  • God can bring forth a fruitfulsituation from a barren womb.
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  • situation from a barren womb.And then there's the God
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  • And then there's the Godof Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
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  • of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.It wasn't even supposed
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  • It wasn't even supposedto be the God of Abraham,
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  • to be the God of Abraham,Isaac, and Jacob.
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  • Isaac, and Jacob.It was supposed to be
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  • It was supposed to bethe God of Abraham, Isaac,
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  • the God of Abraham, Isaac,and Esau.
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  • and Esau.But, plot twist, just about
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  • But, plot twist, just aboutthe time you think you know
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  • the time you think you knowwhat God is going to do --
  • 00:23:32.163 --> 00:23:33.464
  • what God is going to do --I love the story,
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  • I love the story,because Jacob got blessed
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  • because Jacob got blessedout of order.
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  • out of order.And some of you are in a season
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  • And some of you are in a seasonof your life where you
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  • of your life where youhave told yourself that
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  • have told yourself thatthe story is never going
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  • the story is never goingto be any different.
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  • to be any different.You are like this woman
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  • You are like this womanwho came out to the well
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  • who came out to the wellin the heat of the day to avoid
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  • in the heat of the day to avoidthe attention,
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  • the attention,and the accusations,
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  • and the accusations,and the condemnation of other
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  • and the condemnation of otherpeople, and they have made
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  • people, and they have madeup their mind about you,
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  • up their mind about you,and they have limited you,
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  • and they have limited you,and they have put you in a box,
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  • and they have put you in a box,and they've said,
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  • and they've said,"Oh you're just this," or,
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  • "Oh you're just this," or,"You're just that."
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  • "You're just that."But the barrier-breaking God
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  • But the barrier-breaking Godwho stepped through
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  • who stepped through41 generations, the God
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  • 41 generations, the Godof Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
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  • of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,not Esau --
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  • not Esau --Esau was supposed to get
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  • Esau was supposed to getthe blessing, but God has
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  • the blessing, but God hasa way of putting His right hand
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  • a way of putting His right handinstead of His left hand.
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  • instead of His left hand.The right hand is the hand
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  • The right hand is the handof blessing.
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  • of blessing.The right hand is the hand
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  • The right hand is the handof authority.
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  • - We're so thankful that
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  • - We're so thankful thatyou joined us today.
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  • you joined us today.One of my favorite things
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  • One of my favorite thingsabout these sermons is how I
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  • about these sermons is how Ican take the word
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  • 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 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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  • I begin to feel a shiftin my spirit.
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  • in my spirit.- 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 think a lot of people
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  • - I think a lot of peopleare feeling like life is just
  • 00:26:00.144 --> 00:26:02.012
  • are feeling like life is justone giant setback right now.
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  • one giant setback right now.God said to tell you that He's
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  • God said to tell you that He'sthe God of a plot twist.
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  • the God of a plot twist.The reason that some of us
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  • The reason that some of ushave been so stressed out
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  • have been so stressed outis because we don't know
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  • is because we don't knowwhy God put us here.
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  • why God put us here.We have been so busy
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  • We have been so busychasing after things
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  • chasing after thingslike popularity, status.
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  • like popularity, status.But Jesus withdrew to a lonely
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  • But Jesus withdrew to a lonelyplace so He could be reminded
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  • place so He could be remindedof His assignment.
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  • of His assignment.When you get too tired,
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  • When you get too tired,you start fighting battles
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  • you start fighting battlesthat don't matter,
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  • that don't matter,to distract you from
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  • to distract you fromthe ones that do.
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  • the ones that do.I believe God sent me to preach
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  • ♪ Then what have I to fear? ♪
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  • ♪ And I will not deny you ♪
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  • ♪ The glory that is His ♪
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  • ♪ Heaven will prevail ♪
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  • ♪ And strongholds ♪
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  • ♪ Spirits will be silenced ♪
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  • ♪ I know my God is for me ♪
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