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Staying Power Part 2

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December 17, 2020
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Pastor Steven Furtick teaches us how to start making sense of setbacks.

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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 and inspire you,
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  • this is a great place to start,
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  • but this is more
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  • than just 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,
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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
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  • of people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - One text message
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  • - One text messagecan change the next three years
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  • can change the next three yearsof your life in 80 characters.
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  • of your life in 80 characters.Out of nowhere.
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  • Out of nowhere.That's the first storm,
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  • That's the first storm,the one you can't control.
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  • the one you can't control.And you can't do anything
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  • And you can't do anythingabout the current
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  • about the currentcrossing the current
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  • crossing the currentin the stormy conditions.
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  • in the stormy conditions.I mean, some storms
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  • I mean, some stormsare just seasonal.
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  • are just seasonal.Some storms can't be avoided.
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  • Some storms can't be avoided.Some storms, I mean,
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  • Some storms, I mean,I can't control
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  • I can't controlwhat happens in China,
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  • what somebody does in Michigan.
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  • what somebody does in Michigan.I can't control certain things,
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  • I can't control certain things,but God said to tell you,
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  • but God said to tell you,don't create a second storm
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  • don't create a second stormby your decisions.
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  • See, you can ask God
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  • See, you can ask Godto protect you
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  • to protect youin the first storm.
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  • in the first storm."God, I don't know what to do,
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  • "God, I don't know what to do,you do.
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  • you do.God, I can't do anything
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  • God, I can't do anythingabout this,
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  • about this,you can."
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  • you can."But what a lot of us
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  • But what a lot of ushave been doing in this season
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  • have been doing in this seasonof uncertainty,
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  • of uncertainty,we have been creating
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  • we have been creatingsecond storms that are worse
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  • second storms that are worsethan the first.
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  • than the first.So let me break this down
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  • So let me break this downall the way,
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  • all the way,like I'm cutting up
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  • like I'm cutting upsome filet mignon
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  • some filet mignonwhere a two-year-old can eat it.
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  • where a two-year-old can eat it.This is a good word
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  • This is a good wordfor anybody who you've been
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  • for anybody who you've beendealing with depression,
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  • dealing with depression,but you've been drinking
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  • but you've been drinkingto get through it.
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  • to get through it.- CONGREGATION: Wow.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Wow.Wow.
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  • Wow.- Now, depression is something
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  • - Now, depression is somethingthat happens to a lot of us.
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  • that happens to a lot of us.I mean, I don't know anybody
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  • I mean, I don't know anybodywho hasn't had a season
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  • who hasn't had a seasonof darkness in their life.
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  • of darkness in their life.But if I try to drive out
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  • But if I try to drive outdarkness with darkness,
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  • darkness with darkness,and I depend on something
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  • and I depend on somethingin the darkness that is
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  • in the darkness that isgoing to make me
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  • going to make meaddicted to something
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  • addicted to somethingeven when the light comes up,
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  • even when the light comes up,the second storm is worse
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  • the second storm is worsethan the first.
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  • than the first.I have to be really careful.
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  • I have to be really careful.Like, if my kids do something
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  • Like, if my kids do somethingthat makes me mad --
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  • that makes me mad --I said I wouldn't preach
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  • I said I wouldn't preacha parenting sermon,
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  • a parenting sermon,but here's a little technique
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  • but here's a little techniquethat I've learned.
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  • that I've learned.Don't let your response
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  • Don't let your responsebe a bad example
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  • be a bad examplefor the behavior
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  • for the behavioryou're trying to correct.
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  • you're trying to correct.Stop screaming!
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  • Stop screaming!I think this is contradictory.
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  • I think this is contradictory.I think my kids
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  • I think my kidsare confused right now.
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  • are confused right now.Now a lot of us are dealing
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  • Now a lot of us are dealingwith loneliness right now
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  • with loneliness right nowin this season.
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  • in this season.That's a storm
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  • That's a stormthat you can't always control.
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  • that you can't always control.But if you run
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  • But if you runto places in the storm
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  • to places in the stormthat are more dangerous
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  • that are more dangerousthan the storm itself --
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  • than the storm itself --how many times have you left
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  • how many times have you lefta place that you didn't like?
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  • a place that you didn't like?Some of you left
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  • Some of you lefta church you didn't like.
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  • a church you didn't like.And the problem is,
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  • And the problem is,you can't change
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  • Staying power.
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  • Staying power.Staying power.
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  • Staying power.Paul was a church planter.
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  • Paul was a church planter.Anything you plant
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  • Anything you plantis only as good as the roots.
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  • is only as good as the roots.Starting power
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  • Starting powerwithout staying power.
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  • without staying power."Oh man, I'm excited
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  • "Oh man, I'm excitedabout this quarantine.
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  • about this quarantine.I'm excited.
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  • I'm excited.I've got time to spend
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  • I've got time to spendwith the Lord, now."
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  • with the Lord, now."You and the Lord got lonely.
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  • You and the Lord got lonely.And now, I don't know
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  • And now, I don't knowwho this is for,
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  • who this is for,but I'm gonna say it,
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  • but I'm gonna say it,'cause I feel like
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  • 'cause I feel likeit's by the spirit of God.
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  • it's by the spirit of God.Don't run to a relationship
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  • Don't run to a relationshipto solve loneliness
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  • to solve lonelinessthat is a compromise
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  • that is a compromiseof your character.
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  • of your character.The second storm might be
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  • The second storm might beworse than the first.
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  • worse than the first.Don't run to something
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  • Don't run to somethingbecause you're lonely
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  • because you're lonelythat is ultimately going
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  • that is ultimately goingto put you in a condition
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  • to put you in a conditionwhere you end up
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  • where you end uplike the sailors
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  • like the sailorsin Acts 27:20.
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  • in Acts 27:20.We have no hope.
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  • We have no hope.We have no hope.
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  • We have no hope.See, because what they were
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  • See, because what they wereguiding by went away.
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  • guiding by went away.I don't know if you saw this
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  • I don't know if you saw thisin Acts 27:20.
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  • in Acts 27:20.I'd love it if we could
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  • I'd love it if we couldput it back
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  • put it backon the screen, please.
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  • on the screen, please.Acts 27:20.
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  • Acts 27:20.Because I think this is
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  • Because I think this iswhere it gets tricky to steer.
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  • where it gets tricky to steer.You know, as long as you
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  • You know, as long as youkind of have a reference point
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  • kind of have a reference pointto know what's normal,
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  • to know what's normal,or what's good,
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  • or what's good,or how much time,
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  • or how much time,these things really
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  • these things reallyhelp in life.
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  • help in life.But in Acts 27:20,
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  • But in Acts 27:20,I felt it was relevant
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  • He said, "When neither sun
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  • He said, "When neither sunnor stars appeared
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  • nor stars appearedfor many days.
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  • for many days.When neither sun nor stars
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  • When neither sun nor starsappeared for many days,
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  • appeared for many days,and the storm continued raging".
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  • and they could keep believing,
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  • and they could keep believing,but when the stars disappeared,
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  • but when the stars disappeared,they lost hope.
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  • they lost hope.When what you were guiding by
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  • When what you were guiding bygoes away,
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  • goes away,and every day just
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  • and every day justlooks the same
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  • looks the sameand feels the same,
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  • and feels the same,now I get to feeling
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  • now I get to feelinglike this is endless.
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  • like this is endless.Now I get to feeling like
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  • Now I get to feeling likemaybe these chains
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  • maybe these chainsare never gonna break,
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  • are never gonna break,this storm is never gonna cease.
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  • this storm is never gonna cease.They lost hope.
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  • They lost hope.And we know they lost hope,
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  • And we know they lost hope,because Luke says
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  • and the only way Luke
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  • and the only way Lukecould know they lost hope
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  • could know they lost hopeis because they must've been
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  • is because they must've beensaying there's no hope.
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  • saying there's no hope.I mean, come on.
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  • I mean, come on.It's not like hope
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  • It's not like hopeis something that you can see
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  • is something that you can seeon someone's forehead.
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  • on someone's forehead.How's your hope?
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  • How's your hope?There's no meter for that.
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  • There's no meter for that.It's not a video game.
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  • It's not a video game.You don't have
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  • You don't havea little power bar.
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  • a little power bar.Right?
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  • Right?They must've been saying,
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  • They must've been saying,"It's hopeless."
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  • "It's hopeless."They must've been saying that.
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  • and he decides that
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  • and he decides thatwhat you go through
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  • what you go throughdoesn't determine
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  • doesn't determinewhere you end up.
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  • where you end up.What you go through
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  • What you go throughdoesn't determine
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  • doesn't determinewhere you end up.
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  • where you end up.Who you listen to
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  • Who you listen todetermines where you end up.
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  • determines where you end up.'Cause I think right now
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  • 'Cause I think right nowyou are walking through a valley
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  • you are walking through a valleybetween two voices.
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  • between two voices.One is wisdom, one is worry.
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  • One is wisdom, one is worry.One is gratitude,
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  • One is gratitude,one is grumbling.
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  • one is grumbling.One is blame; one is faith.
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  • One is blame; one is faith."Now wait, Pastor Steve.
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  • "Now wait, Pastor Steve.Wait, Pastor Stephen,
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  • Wait, Pastor Stephen,with a ph.
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  • with a ph.Wait a minute.
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  • Wait a minute.The opposite of faith
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  • The opposite of faithis doubt."
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  • is doubt."No, no, no.
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  • No, no, no.Doubt doesn't keep you
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  • Doubt doesn't keep youfrom having faith.
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  • from having faith.Doubt gives you something
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  • Doubt gives you somethingto have faith for.
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  • to have faith for.But blame will block faith
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  • But blame will block faithevery time.
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  • every time.Blame will always block faith.
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  • Blame will always block faith.So Paul, watch him shift.
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  • So Paul, watch him shift.He's like, "Y'all should've
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  • He's like, "Y'all should'velistened to me.
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  • listened to me.But if I blame you,
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  • But if I blame you,I can't trust God.
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  • I can't trust God.If I blame you,
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  • If I blame you,it is going to block me
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  • it is going to block mefrom receiving what I need
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  • from receiving what I needfrom God in this moment.
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  • from God in this moment.So you should've listened to me.
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  • So you should've listened to me.We could've avoided this."
  • 00:07:35.150 --> 00:07:35.817
  • We could've avoided this."How many know
  • 00:07:35.817 --> 00:07:36.885
  • How many knowand will be honest to say,
  • 00:07:36.885 --> 00:07:37.953
  • and will be honest to say,"There are some storms
  • 00:07:37.953 --> 00:07:38.954
  • "There are some stormsI went through in my life
  • 00:07:38.954 --> 00:07:40.689
  • I went through in my lifethat I could've avoided"?
  • 00:07:40.689 --> 00:07:41.256
  • that I could've avoided"?Come on.
  • 00:07:41.256 --> 00:07:42.224
  • Come on.Point your fingers
  • 00:07:42.224 --> 00:07:44.292
  • Point your fingersup to the air like this.
  • 00:07:44.292 --> 00:07:45.594
  • up to the air like this.It could've been avoided.
  • 00:07:45.594 --> 00:07:46.595
  • It could've been avoided.It could've been avoided.
  • 00:07:46.595 --> 00:07:47.562
  • It could've been avoided.I mean, some of the things
  • 00:07:47.562 --> 00:07:49.097
  • I mean, some of the thingsin my life that I blamed
  • 00:07:49.097 --> 00:07:50.198
  • in my life that I blamedon the devil
  • 00:07:50.198 --> 00:07:51.466
  • on the devilwere really a decision.
  • 00:07:51.466 --> 00:07:52.000
  • were really a decision.They both start
  • 00:07:52.000 --> 00:07:53.101
  • They both startwith the letter d,
  • 00:07:53.101 --> 00:07:54.169
  • with the letter d,but some storms
  • 00:07:54.169 --> 00:07:55.904
  • but some stormscan be avoided.
  • 00:07:55.904 --> 00:07:59.875
  • can be avoided.Ask Jonah.
  • 00:07:59.875 --> 00:08:01.576
  • Ask Jonah.Ask Jonah if some storms
  • 00:08:01.576 --> 00:08:03.712
  • Ask Jonah if some stormscan be avoided.
  • 00:08:03.712 --> 00:08:04.579
  • can be avoided.The only reason Jonah
  • 00:08:04.579 --> 00:08:05.580
  • The only reason Jonahwent through a storm
  • 00:08:05.580 --> 00:08:06.548
  • went through a stormis because he had
  • 00:08:06.548 --> 00:08:08.283
  • is because he hadan appointment.
  • 00:08:08.283 --> 00:08:09.451
  • an appointment.God said, "I'd rather
  • 00:08:09.451 --> 00:08:12.053
  • God said, "I'd rathertake you through a storm.
  • 00:08:12.053 --> 00:08:13.121
  • take you through a storm.I'd rather take you
  • 00:08:13.121 --> 00:08:14.589
  • I'd rather take youthrough a hard time
  • 00:08:14.589 --> 00:08:16.525
  • through a hard timethan have you waste your life
  • 00:08:16.525 --> 00:08:19.828
  • than have you waste your lifein the wrong place.
  • 00:08:19.828 --> 00:08:21.062
  • in the wrong place.Now we gotta get you there.
  • 00:08:21.062 --> 00:08:22.397
  • Now we gotta get you there.If I have to send a storm
  • 00:08:22.397 --> 00:08:23.498
  • If I have to send a stormto get you there,
  • 00:08:23.498 --> 00:08:24.833
  • to get you there,if I have to shut it down
  • 00:08:24.833 --> 00:08:25.867
  • if I have to shut it downto get you there,
  • 00:08:25.867 --> 00:08:27.602
  • to get you there,if I have to remove people
  • 00:08:27.602 --> 00:08:29.638
  • if I have to remove peopleand comfort to get you there,
  • 00:08:29.638 --> 00:08:32.073
  • and comfort to get you there,you're gonna get there,
  • 00:08:32.073 --> 00:08:32.707
  • you're gonna get there,if you listen
  • 00:08:32.707 --> 00:08:35.176
  • if you listento the right voice."
  • 00:08:35.176 --> 00:08:36.244
  • to the right voice."Paul stood up and said,
  • 00:08:36.244 --> 00:08:37.579
  • Paul stood up and said,"I hear you talking about
  • 00:08:37.579 --> 00:08:38.613
  • "I hear you talking abouthow there's no hope,
  • 00:08:38.613 --> 00:08:40.048
  • how there's no hope,and I hear you talking about
  • 00:08:40.048 --> 00:08:41.917
  • and I hear you talking abouthow it's gonna get worse,
  • 00:08:41.917 --> 00:08:43.318
  • how it's gonna get worse,and I hear you talking about
  • 00:08:43.318 --> 00:08:44.452
  • and I hear you talking abouthow it's just this
  • 00:08:44.452 --> 00:08:45.387
  • how it's just thisand it's just that.
  • 00:08:45.387 --> 00:08:47.188
  • and it's just that.And I hear Democrats talking,
  • 00:08:47.188 --> 00:08:49.057
  • And I hear Democrats talking,and I hear Republicans talking,
  • 00:08:49.057 --> 00:08:50.492
  • and I hear Republicans talking,and I hear people using this
  • 00:08:50.492 --> 00:08:51.793
  • and I hear people using thisfor a political purpose,
  • 00:08:51.793 --> 00:08:53.161
  • for a political purpose,and I hear all this.
  • 00:08:53.161 --> 00:08:53.962
  • and I hear all this.But let me tell you,
  • 00:08:53.962 --> 00:08:55.697
  • But let me tell you,I have an appointment.
  • 00:08:55.697 --> 00:08:58.233
  • I have an appointment.As a matter of fact, last night,
  • 00:08:58.233 --> 00:08:59.968
  • As a matter of fact, last night,I had an appointment.
  • 00:08:59.968 --> 00:09:02.170
  • I had an appointment.I didn't see it on my calendar.
  • 00:09:02.170 --> 00:09:03.638
  • I didn't see it on my calendar.It was off the books."
  • 00:09:03.638 --> 00:09:05.507
  • It was off the books."Paul said, "Last night,
  • 00:09:05.507 --> 00:09:09.878
  • Paul said, "Last night,an angel, an angel, an angel."
  • 00:09:09.878 --> 00:09:10.245
  • an angel, an angel, an angel."Come on.
  • 00:09:10.245 --> 00:09:11.646
  • Come on.I have an appointment
  • 00:09:11.646 --> 00:09:13.381
  • I have an appointmentwith an angel.
  • 00:09:13.381 --> 00:09:14.616
  • with an angel.With an angel.
  • 00:09:14.616 --> 00:09:17.752
  • With an angel.I got angels all around me,
  • 00:09:17.752 --> 00:09:19.154
  • I got angels all around me,protecting me,
  • 00:09:19.154 --> 00:09:20.622
  • protecting me,and keeping me.
  • 00:09:20.622 --> 00:09:23.658
  • and keeping me.I got angels on my side.
  • 00:09:23.658 --> 00:09:26.494
  • I got angels on my side.I've got glory at a head.
  • 00:09:26.494 --> 00:09:28.129
  • I've got glory at a head.I got angels.
  • 00:09:28.129 --> 00:09:31.199
  • I got angels.I'm here 'cause my angel said.
  • 00:09:31.199 --> 00:09:33.835
  • I'm here 'cause my angel said.[Applauding]
  • 00:09:33.835 --> 00:09:35.837
  • [Applauding]You have an appointment
  • 00:09:35.837 --> 00:09:37.472
  • You have an appointmentwith an angel,
  • 00:09:37.472 --> 00:09:38.506
  • with an angel,and you got an angel
  • 00:09:38.506 --> 00:09:39.741
  • and you got an angeltelling you right now
  • 00:09:39.741 --> 00:09:41.109
  • telling you right nowyou're gonna make it.
  • 00:09:41.109 --> 00:09:43.311
  • you're gonna make it.In fact, you're gonna be better.
  • 00:09:43.311 --> 00:09:44.412
  • In fact, you're gonna be better.Y'all ignore my button
  • 00:09:44.412 --> 00:09:46.281
  • Y'all ignore my buttonpopped open in my shirt.
  • 00:09:46.281 --> 00:09:47.582
  • popped open in my shirt.I'm trying to bench press
  • 00:09:47.582 --> 00:09:49.150
  • I'm trying to bench pressthe Word of God today.
  • 00:09:49.150 --> 00:09:50.752
  • the Word of God today.It's getting rough up here.
  • 00:09:50.752 --> 00:09:51.586
  • It's getting rough up here.But tell somebody,
  • 00:09:51.586 --> 00:09:52.687
  • But tell somebody,"I got an angel.
  • 00:09:52.687 --> 00:09:53.955
  • "I got an angel.It's all right."
  • 00:09:53.955 --> 00:09:54.923
  • It's all right."It's all right.
  • 00:09:54.923 --> 00:09:56.224
  • It's all right.I got an angel.
  • 00:09:56.224 --> 00:09:57.659
  • I got an angel.I got an angel.
  • 00:09:57.659 --> 00:10:01.262
  • I got an angel.Now who you gonna listen to?
  • 00:10:01.262 --> 00:10:03.431
  • Now who you gonna listen to?Your angel or your enemy?
  • 00:10:03.431 --> 00:10:05.800
  • Your angel or your enemy?My angel said I'm gonna make it.
  • 00:10:05.800 --> 00:10:08.403
  • My angel said I'm gonna make it.My angel said I'm right on time.
  • 00:10:08.403 --> 00:10:10.338
  • My angel said I'm right on time.My angel said it's working
  • 00:10:10.338 --> 00:10:17.078
  • My angel said it's workingfor my -- I got staying power.
  • 00:10:17.078 --> 00:10:19.280
  • for my -- I got staying power.I got staying power.
  • 00:10:19.280 --> 00:10:20.715
  • I got staying power.I love what the angel said
  • 00:10:20.715 --> 00:10:21.716
  • I love what the angel saidto Paul.
  • 00:10:21.716 --> 00:10:23.752
  • to Paul."You can't die in this storm.
  • 00:10:23.752 --> 00:10:25.754
  • "You can't die in this storm.You have an appointment in Rome.
  • 00:10:25.754 --> 00:10:26.988
  • You have an appointment in Rome.You have to stand trial
  • 00:10:26.988 --> 00:10:27.922
  • You have to stand trialin Caesar.
  • 00:10:27.922 --> 00:10:29.524
  • in Caesar.Can I give you the good news?
  • 00:10:29.524 --> 00:10:30.358
  • Can I give you the good news?You're not gonna die
  • 00:10:30.358 --> 00:10:31.793
  • You're not gonna diein this trial.
  • 00:10:31.793 --> 00:10:33.395
  • in this trial.Can I give you the bad news?
  • 00:10:33.395 --> 00:10:35.030
  • Can I give you the bad news?You got a bigger one ahead."
  • 00:10:35.030 --> 00:10:39.367
  • You got a bigger one ahead."[Cheering]
  • 00:10:39.367 --> 00:10:41.903
  • [Cheering]Greater things,
  • 00:10:41.903 --> 00:10:43.972
  • better stories.
  • 00:10:47.208 --> 00:10:48.209
  • better stories.I got an angel.
  • 00:10:48.209 --> 00:10:49.411
  • I got an angel.I got an appointment.
  • 00:10:49.411 --> 00:10:50.812
  • I got an appointment.So Paul's like,
  • 00:10:50.812 --> 00:10:52.247
  • So Paul's like,"Oh, I can't die."
  • 00:10:52.247 --> 00:10:55.016
  • "Oh, I can't die."Did you ever watch a TV show,
  • 00:10:55.016 --> 00:10:57.252
  • Did you ever watch a TV show,and you knew?
  • 00:10:57.252 --> 00:10:57.886
  • and you knew?I remember we started watching
  • 00:10:57.886 --> 00:10:59.421
  • I remember we started watchingthat zombie show,
  • 00:10:59.421 --> 00:11:00.288
  • that zombie show,back before that looked
  • 00:11:00.288 --> 00:11:01.423
  • back before that lookedjust like the news.
  • 00:11:01.423 --> 00:11:02.323
  • just like the news.What was it called?
  • 00:11:02.323 --> 00:11:03.058
  • What was it called?"The Walking Dead."
  • 00:11:03.058 --> 00:11:05.760
  • "The Walking Dead."[Laughing]
  • 00:11:05.760 --> 00:11:07.696
  • [Laughing]And the trailer
  • 00:11:07.696 --> 00:11:08.496
  • And the trailerused to come on.
  • 00:11:08.496 --> 00:11:09.330
  • used to come on.Don't send me a thing
  • 00:11:09.330 --> 00:11:10.699
  • Don't send me a thingabout the Word of God
  • 00:11:10.699 --> 00:11:11.366
  • about the Word of Godand "The Walking Dead".
  • 00:11:11.366 --> 00:11:12.133
  • and "The Walking Dead".It's in the Bible,
  • 00:11:12.133 --> 00:11:13.168
  • It's in the Bible,the walking dead.
  • 00:11:13.168 --> 00:11:14.302
  • Lazarus, all of it,
  • 00:11:14.869 --> 00:11:15.670
  • Lazarus, all of it,it's all in there.
  • 00:11:15.670 --> 00:11:16.571
  • it's all in there.Same stuff.
  • 00:11:16.571 --> 00:11:18.273
  • Same stuff.All right?
  • 00:11:18.273 --> 00:11:20.108
  • All right?Edit this out.
  • 00:11:20.108 --> 00:11:21.976
  • Edit this out.But I saw the trailer,
  • 00:11:21.976 --> 00:11:25.313
  • But I saw the trailer,and I saw that the same guy
  • 00:11:25.313 --> 00:11:26.948
  • and I saw that the same guythat was in the first episode,
  • 00:11:26.948 --> 00:11:28.083
  • that was in the first episode,he was still in it --
  • 00:11:28.083 --> 00:11:29.217
  • he was still in it --'cause we watched it later.
  • 00:11:29.217 --> 00:11:30.852
  • 'cause we watched it later.But I saw that he was still
  • 00:11:30.852 --> 00:11:34.522
  • But I saw that he was stillin it in the current season.
  • 00:11:34.522 --> 00:11:36.091
  • in it in the current season.So it took some of the suspense
  • 00:11:36.091 --> 00:11:39.627
  • So it took some of the suspenseout of the first season,
  • 00:11:39.627 --> 00:11:41.329
  • out of the first season,the second season,
  • 00:11:41.329 --> 00:11:42.831
  • the second season,the third season,
  • 00:11:42.831 --> 00:11:44.265
  • the third season,the fourth season,
  • 00:11:44.265 --> 00:11:45.533
  • the fourth season,the fifth season.
  • 00:11:45.533 --> 00:11:47.068
  • the fifth season.Now when you have
  • 00:11:47.068 --> 00:11:48.203
  • Now when you havea Word from God
  • 00:11:48.203 --> 00:11:49.270
  • a Word from Godconcerning your life --
  • 00:11:49.270 --> 00:11:50.371
  • concerning your life --and it can be simple.
  • 00:11:50.371 --> 00:11:51.906
  • and it can be simple.He said He would never leave me
  • 00:11:51.906 --> 00:11:53.108
  • He said He would never leave menor forsake me.
  • 00:11:53.108 --> 00:11:54.242
  • nor forsake me.So if He's going
  • 00:11:54.242 --> 00:11:55.977
  • So if He's goingto stay with me,
  • 00:11:55.977 --> 00:11:57.045
  • to stay with me,then whatever happens
  • 00:11:57.045 --> 00:11:58.480
  • then whatever happensin this storm,
  • 00:11:58.480 --> 00:12:00.815
  • in this storm,I already saw --
  • 00:12:00.815 --> 00:12:03.818
  • I already saw --I already saw season six.
  • 00:12:03.818 --> 00:12:05.386
  • I already saw season six.They can't kill Rick.
  • 00:12:05.386 --> 00:12:06.488
  • They can't kill Rick.It doesn't matter
  • 00:12:06.488 --> 00:12:07.856
  • It doesn't matterhow many walkers.
  • 00:12:07.856 --> 00:12:09.390
  • how many walkers.They can't kill him.
  • 00:12:09.390 --> 00:12:12.260
  • They can't kill him.He's gonna -- I saw
  • 00:12:12.260 --> 00:12:14.028
  • He's gonna -- I sawthe season finale.
  • 00:12:14.028 --> 00:12:16.364
  • the season finale.I got the victor --
  • 00:12:16.364 --> 00:12:18.767
  • I got the victor --I got the -- I got it,
  • 00:12:18.767 --> 00:12:19.634
  • I got the -- I got it,I got it.
  • 00:12:19.634 --> 00:12:21.569
  • I got it.I got staying power.
  • 00:12:21.569 --> 00:12:25.907
  • I got staying power.I got the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:12:25.907 --> 00:12:26.841
  • I got the Holy Ghost.I wish we could
  • 00:12:26.841 --> 00:12:28.676
  • I wish we couldhigh five our neighbors.
  • 00:12:28.676 --> 00:12:30.011
  • high five our neighbors.But tell somebody,
  • 00:12:30.011 --> 00:12:31.913
  • But tell somebody,"I'm in the season finale."
  • 00:12:31.913 --> 00:12:36.317
  • "I'm in the season finale."[Applauding]
  • 00:12:36.317 --> 00:12:37.852
  • [Applauding]Staying power.
  • 00:12:37.852 --> 00:12:39.154
  • Staying power.Staying power.
  • 00:12:39.154 --> 00:12:39.921
  • Staying power.That's what we're
  • 00:12:39.921 --> 00:12:41.489
  • That's what we'recelebrating today.
  • 00:12:41.489 --> 00:12:43.925
  • celebrating today.Not that we avoided the storm,
  • 00:12:43.925 --> 00:12:46.494
  • "The crowds were amazed
  • 00:12:51.733 --> 00:12:52.133
  • "The crowds were amazedat his teaching,
  • 00:12:52.133 --> 00:12:52.767
  • at his teaching,because he taught as one
  • 00:12:52.767 --> 00:12:53.234
  • because he taught as onethat had authority,
  • 00:12:53.234 --> 00:12:53.868
  • that had authority,not as one of their
  • 00:12:53.868 --> 00:12:55.036
  • not as one of theirteachers of the law.
  • 00:12:55.036 --> 00:12:55.837
  • teachers of the law.And he shared with them
  • 00:12:55.837 --> 00:12:58.273
  • And he shared with thema parable.
  • 00:12:58.273 --> 00:13:00.608
  • a parable.A certain man built a house."
  • 00:13:00.608 --> 00:13:02.110
  • A certain man built a house."Y'all know this story?
  • 00:13:02.110 --> 00:13:02.610
  • Y'all know this story?It's kind of like
  • 00:13:02.610 --> 00:13:03.311
  • It's kind of likethe big, bad wolf,
  • 00:13:03.311 --> 00:13:04.512
  • the big, bad wolf,but it's the big, bad storm.
  • 00:13:04.512 --> 00:13:05.213
  • but it's the big, bad storm.He said, "Two men
  • 00:13:05.213 --> 00:13:06.614
  • He said, "Two menbuilt a house.
  • 00:13:06.614 --> 00:13:07.482
  • built a house.I'll show you what he's like
  • 00:13:07.482 --> 00:13:08.116
  • I'll show you what he's likewho comes to me
  • 00:13:08.116 --> 00:13:08.683
  • who comes to meand puts my words
  • 00:13:08.683 --> 00:13:09.117
  • and puts my wordsinto practice.
  • 00:13:09.117 --> 00:13:09.751
  • into practice.He's like a wise man
  • 00:13:09.751 --> 00:13:10.285
  • He's like a wise manwill build his house
  • 00:13:10.285 --> 00:13:10.785
  • will build his houseon the rock.
  • 00:13:10.785 --> 00:13:11.386
  • on the rock.The rains came down,
  • 00:13:11.386 --> 00:13:11.920
  • The rains came down,the streams rose,
  • 00:13:11.920 --> 00:13:12.320
  • the streams rose,the winds blew
  • 00:13:12.320 --> 00:13:12.954
  • the winds blewand beat against that house,
  • 00:13:12.954 --> 00:13:13.588
  • and beat against that house,yet it did not fall,
  • 00:13:13.588 --> 00:13:15.356
  • yet it did not fall,because it had its foundation
  • 00:13:15.356 --> 00:13:16.658
  • because it had its foundationon the rock."
  • 00:13:16.658 --> 00:13:17.826
  • on the rock."You got that?
  • 00:13:17.826 --> 00:13:19.661
  • You got that?Rains came down,
  • 00:13:19.661 --> 00:13:20.929
  • Rains came down,streams rose,
  • 00:13:20.929 --> 00:13:22.096
  • streams rose,winds blew,
  • 00:13:22.096 --> 00:13:24.199
  • winds blew,and beat up the house.
  • 00:13:24.199 --> 00:13:24.699
  • and beat up the house.That's what happened
  • 00:13:24.699 --> 00:13:26.000
  • That's what happenedto the first house.
  • 00:13:26.000 --> 00:13:27.569
  • to the first house.That's the man who had faith.
  • 00:13:27.569 --> 00:13:28.837
  • That's the man who had faith.Somebody say, "I have faith."
  • 00:13:28.837 --> 00:13:29.470
  • Somebody say, "I have faith."- CONGREGATION: I have faith.
  • 00:13:29.470 --> 00:13:30.071
  • - CONGREGATION: I have faith.- I have faith.
  • 00:13:30.071 --> 00:13:30.538
  • - I have faith.I have faith.
  • 00:13:30.538 --> 00:13:31.272
  • I have faith.I have faith.
  • 00:13:31.272 --> 00:13:33.041
  • I have faith.But listen to what happened
  • 00:13:33.041 --> 00:13:33.575
  • But listen to what happenedto the second man.
  • 00:13:33.575 --> 00:13:34.309
  • to the second man.He was foolish.
  • 00:13:34.309 --> 00:13:34.709
  • He was foolish.He didn't do
  • 00:13:34.709 --> 00:13:35.944
  • He didn't dowhat Jesus had instructed.
  • 00:13:35.944 --> 00:13:36.978
  • what Jesus had instructed.Instead, he built his house
  • 00:13:36.978 --> 00:13:39.113
  • Instead, he built his houseon a sandy foundation,
  • 00:13:39.113 --> 00:13:40.548
  • on a sandy foundation,not a strong foundation.
  • 00:13:40.548 --> 00:13:41.616
  • not a strong foundation.He built his house on something
  • 00:13:41.616 --> 00:13:43.184
  • He built his house on somethingthat was not stable.
  • 00:13:43.184 --> 00:13:45.019
  • that was not stable.And it says that the storm came.
  • 00:13:45.019 --> 00:13:45.987
  • And it says that the storm came.The winds blew,
  • 00:13:45.987 --> 00:13:46.688
  • The winds blew,the rains came down,
  • 00:13:46.688 --> 00:13:47.222
  • the rains came down,the streams rose,
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  • the streams rose,the winds blew
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  • the winds blewand beat against the house.
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  • and beat against the house.Rain came down,
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  • Rain came down,streams rose,
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  • streams rose,winds blew
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  • winds blewand beat against the house.
  • 00:13:50.525 --> 00:13:52.961
  • and beat against the house.The rain came down.
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  • The rain came down.What happened?
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  • What happened?That's what happened to the man
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  • That's what happened to the manwho did the right thing.
  • 00:14:00.535 --> 00:14:03.872
  • who did the right thing.Same storm.
  • 00:14:03.872 --> 00:14:09.811
  • Same storm.Same storm.
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  • Same storm.What I wanted to preach today
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  • What I wanted to preach todaywas the storm is over.
  • 00:14:18.720 --> 00:14:21.356
  • was the storm is over.I thought that would be cool.
  • 00:14:21.356 --> 00:14:21.990
  • I thought that would be cool.I thought that would get
  • 00:14:21.990 --> 00:14:24.292
  • I thought that would geta lot of views on YouTube.
  • 00:14:24.292 --> 00:14:27.262
  • a lot of views on YouTube.The storm is over.
  • 00:14:27.262 --> 00:14:29.998
  • The storm is over.But the Lord said,
  • 00:14:29.998 --> 00:14:30.965
  • But the Lord said,"You can't preach that
  • 00:14:30.965 --> 00:14:33.735
  • "You can't preach thatin good conscience.
  • 00:14:33.735 --> 00:14:34.903
  • in good conscience.Because like these men
  • 00:14:34.903 --> 00:14:36.738
  • Because like these menwho were headed to Rome,
  • 00:14:36.738 --> 00:14:37.372
  • who were headed to Rome,and they didn't know
  • 00:14:37.372 --> 00:14:37.972
  • and they didn't knowhow much longer
  • 00:14:37.972 --> 00:14:40.041
  • how much longerthe storm would rage,
  • 00:14:40.041 --> 00:14:42.410
  • the storm would rage,you've got to teach people
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  • you've got to teach peoplehow to keep their hope
  • 00:14:43.378 --> 00:14:48.316
  • how to keep their hopein a storm."
  • 00:14:48.316 --> 00:14:49.117
  • in a storm."The Lord said,
  • 00:14:49.117 --> 00:14:49.884
  • The Lord said,"You've got to preach
  • 00:14:49.884 --> 00:14:52.320
  • "You've got to preachon staying power.
  • 00:14:52.320 --> 00:14:54.289
  • on staying power.You've gotta tell people
  • 00:14:54.289 --> 00:14:57.458
  • You've gotta tell peopleto stay in faith."
  • 00:14:57.458 --> 00:14:58.226
  • to stay in faith."And doesn't it take faith
  • 00:14:58.226 --> 00:14:59.694
  • And doesn't it take faithto stay?
  • 00:14:59.694 --> 00:15:00.628
  • to stay?Huh?
  • 00:15:00.628 --> 00:15:01.562
  • Huh?Come on, be honest.
  • 00:15:01.562 --> 00:15:02.397
  • Come on, be honest.It's just us.
  • 00:15:02.397 --> 00:15:03.498
  • It's just us.There's not even anybody else
  • 00:15:03.498 --> 00:15:04.365
  • There's not even anybody elsein the church.
  • 00:15:04.365 --> 00:15:05.166
  • in the church.It's just you
  • 00:15:05.166 --> 00:15:06.367
  • It's just youand somebody you live with,
  • 00:15:06.367 --> 00:15:06.935
  • and somebody you live with,and you can't even
  • 00:15:06.935 --> 00:15:08.169
  • and you can't evenbe honest with me like this?
  • 00:15:08.169 --> 00:15:09.304
  • be honest with me like this?How are you ever gonna survive
  • 00:15:09.304 --> 00:15:10.138
  • How are you ever gonna survivein the real world?
  • 00:15:10.138 --> 00:15:13.708
  • in the real world?Doesn't it take faith to stay?
  • 00:15:13.708 --> 00:15:17.045
  • Doesn't it take faith to stay?To stay grateful?
  • 00:15:17.045 --> 00:15:17.979
  • To stay grateful?When everything in you
  • 00:15:17.979 --> 00:15:21.049
  • When everything in youwants to complain.
  • 00:15:21.049 --> 00:15:21.983
  • wants to complain.To stay grateful,
  • 00:15:21.983 --> 00:15:24.118
  • To stay grateful,that takes faith.
  • 00:15:24.118 --> 00:15:24.953
  • that takes faith.Come on, man.
  • 00:15:24.953 --> 00:15:26.821
  • Come on, man.Step out of the boat.
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  • Step out of the boat.I know this message
  • 00:15:27.522 --> 00:15:28.690
  • I know this messageis probably going to be
  • 00:15:28.690 --> 00:15:29.624
  • is probably going to bemy least viewed sermon
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  • my least viewed sermonof all time, but stay.
  • 00:15:35.930 --> 00:15:36.764
  • of all time, but stay.'Cause that's not the only thing
  • 00:15:36.764 --> 00:15:37.865
  • 'Cause that's not the only thingI can control right now.
  • 00:15:37.865 --> 00:15:38.733
  • I can control right now.And that's what he said
  • 00:15:38.733 --> 00:15:39.467
  • And that's what he saidwould save them.
  • 00:15:39.467 --> 00:15:40.368
  • would save them.If you stay,
  • 00:15:40.368 --> 00:15:41.369
  • If you stay,you will be saved.
  • 00:15:41.369 --> 00:15:44.105
  • you will be saved.CONGREGATION: Wow.
  • 00:15:44.105 --> 00:15:45.840
  • - That's when they
  • 00:15:46.374 --> 00:15:47.141
  • - That's when theytaunted Jesus.
  • 00:15:47.141 --> 00:15:48.176
  • taunted Jesus.They said, "Come down
  • 00:15:48.176 --> 00:15:50.745
  • They said, "Come downoff that cross.
  • 00:15:50.745 --> 00:15:52.780
  • off that cross.Do something amazing."
  • 00:15:52.780 --> 00:15:56.317
  • Do something amazing."He said, "I am.
  • 00:15:56.317 --> 00:15:57.085
  • He said, "I am.I am."
  • 00:15:57.085 --> 00:15:59.854
  • I am."[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]And see, He couldn't
  • 00:16:00.521 --> 00:16:01.723
  • And see, He couldn'tcome down and save you
  • 00:16:01.723 --> 00:16:03.691
  • come down and save youat the same time.
  • 00:16:03.691 --> 00:16:04.726
  • at the same time.And God sent me with the word,
  • 00:16:04.726 --> 00:16:07.095
  • And God sent me with the word,"You can't come down right now.
  • 00:16:07.095 --> 00:16:08.463
  • "You can't come down right now.You are like Nehemiah
  • 00:16:08.463 --> 00:16:09.731
  • You are like Nehemiahrebuilding the wall
  • 00:16:09.731 --> 00:16:10.865
  • rebuilding the wallof Jerusalem."
  • 00:16:10.865 --> 00:16:12.600
  • of Jerusalem."He said, "I can't come down.
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  • I hear what they're saying,
  • 00:16:16.137 --> 00:16:18.339
  • I hear what they're saying,but I can't come down right now.
  • 00:16:18.339 --> 00:16:20.208
  • but I can't come down right now.I'm doing a great work."
  • 00:16:20.208 --> 00:16:21.776
  • I'm doing a great work."And the spirit of God says,
  • 00:16:21.776 --> 00:16:23.311
  • And the spirit of God says,"I'm doing a great work
  • 00:16:23.311 --> 00:16:24.045
  • "I'm doing a great workin your life.
  • 00:16:24.045 --> 00:16:25.747
  • in your life.You can't come down now
  • 00:16:25.747 --> 00:16:27.315
  • You can't come down nowto a lower level.
  • 00:16:27.315 --> 00:16:29.250
  • to a lower level.You can't come down now.
  • 00:16:29.250 --> 00:16:32.854
  • You can't come down now.You can't give up hope now.
  • 00:16:32.854 --> 00:16:33.588
  • You can't give up hope now.Not now."
  • 00:16:33.588 --> 00:16:34.889
  • Not now."Somebody shout now.
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  • Somebody shout now.- CONGREGATION: Now.
  • 00:16:35.590 --> 00:16:36.124
  • - CONGREGATION: Now.- Now.
  • 00:16:36.124 --> 00:16:38.159
  • - Now.I gotta stay in this moment,
  • 00:16:38.159 --> 00:16:39.193
  • I gotta stay in this moment,and let patience
  • 00:16:39.193 --> 00:16:41.329
  • and let patiencehave its perfect word.
  • 00:16:41.329 --> 00:16:44.232
  • have its perfect word.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]The proof of faith
  • 00:16:45.033 --> 00:16:45.800
  • The proof of faithis not change.
  • 00:16:45.800 --> 00:16:47.335
  • is not change.It's patience.
  • 00:16:47.335 --> 00:16:48.403
  • It's patience.Patience is the active
  • 00:16:48.403 --> 00:16:50.605
  • Patience is the activeingredient in faith.
  • 00:16:50.605 --> 00:16:53.674
  • ingredient in faith.Patience.
  • 00:16:53.674 --> 00:16:55.676
  • Patience.He decided to stay.
  • 00:16:55.676 --> 00:16:56.444
  • He decided to stay.He could've called
  • 00:16:56.444 --> 00:16:58.279
  • He could've calledlegions of angels,
  • 00:16:58.279 --> 00:16:59.180
  • legions of angels,and they would've come
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  • and they would've comeat His beck and call,
  • 00:17:00.515 --> 00:17:02.383
  • at His beck and call,but He stayed.
  • 00:17:02.383 --> 00:17:04.118
  • but He stayed.He stayed.
  • 00:17:04.118 --> 00:17:05.153
  • He stayed.He stayed.
  • 00:17:05.153 --> 00:17:07.021
  • He stayed.I wonder who will be saved
  • 00:17:07.021 --> 00:17:12.427
  • I wonder who will be savedif you stay.
  • 00:17:12.427 --> 00:17:13.528
  • if you stay.You'll save your own life
  • 00:17:13.528 --> 00:17:15.463
  • You'll save your own lifeif you stay.
  • 00:17:15.463 --> 00:17:19.000
  • if you stay.If you stay praising --
  • 00:17:19.000 --> 00:17:19.634
  • If you stay praising --oh, it's a little bit
  • 00:17:19.634 --> 00:17:21.669
  • oh, it's a little bitof oil on that.
  • 00:17:21.669 --> 00:17:23.071
  • of oil on that.Stay praising.
  • 00:17:23.071 --> 00:17:24.305
  • Stay praising.Stay praising.
  • 00:17:24.305 --> 00:17:25.907
  • Stay praising.Pretend to touch three people.
  • 00:17:25.907 --> 00:17:27.075
  • Pretend to touch three people.Socially distance
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  • Socially distancetouch your neighbor and say,
  • 00:17:28.476 --> 00:17:29.577
  • touch your neighbor and say,"I stay praising.
  • 00:17:29.577 --> 00:17:30.445
  • "I stay praising.I stay praising.
  • 00:17:30.445 --> 00:17:31.479
  • I stay praising.I stay praising."
  • 00:17:31.479 --> 00:17:33.548
  • I stay praising."Because I've decided
  • 00:17:33.548 --> 00:17:36.150
  • Because I've decidedthat that is my survival.
  • 00:17:36.150 --> 00:17:36.984
  • that that is my survival.You hear me?
  • 00:17:36.984 --> 00:17:40.421
  • You hear me?This is not some sort
  • 00:17:40.421 --> 00:17:43.558
  • This is not some sortof extracurricular activity
  • 00:17:43.558 --> 00:17:45.226
  • of extracurricular activitywhere -- I appreciate
  • 00:17:45.226 --> 00:17:47.061
  • where -- I appreciatethe president and the governor
  • 00:17:47.061 --> 00:17:49.530
  • the president and the governorsaying that we are essential.
  • 00:17:49.530 --> 00:17:49.964
  • saying that we are essential.You know?
  • 00:17:49.964 --> 00:17:50.832
  • You know?Essential business.
  • 00:17:50.832 --> 00:17:52.366
  • Essential business.But I knew that way before
  • 00:17:52.366 --> 00:17:53.601
  • But I knew that way beforethe president said it.
  • 00:17:53.601 --> 00:17:55.970
  • the president said it.[Applauding]
  • 00:17:55.970 --> 00:17:56.971
  • [Applauding]I knew that way before
  • 00:17:56.971 --> 00:17:59.073
  • I knew that way beforethe governor said it.
  • 00:17:59.073 --> 00:18:00.942
  • the governor said it.I knew we were essential.
  • 00:18:00.942 --> 00:18:03.177
  • I knew we were essential.This is essential for me.
  • 00:18:03.177 --> 00:18:04.979
  • This is essential for me.I have to praise Him.
  • 00:18:04.979 --> 00:18:06.714
  • I have to praise Him.I've got to praise Him.
  • 00:18:06.714 --> 00:18:08.116
  • I've got to praise Him.I'm under obligation
  • 00:18:08.116 --> 00:18:09.217
  • I'm under obligationto praise Him.
  • 00:18:09.217 --> 00:18:11.052
  • to praise Him.He gave me life itself.
  • 00:18:11.052 --> 00:18:12.854
  • He gave me life itself.If I don't praise Him,
  • 00:18:12.854 --> 00:18:14.622
  • If I don't praise Him,the rocks will cry out.
  • 00:18:14.622 --> 00:18:16.290
  • the rocks will cry out.I gotta praise Him.
  • 00:18:16.290 --> 00:18:20.595
  • I gotta praise Him.I stay praising Him.
  • 00:18:20.595 --> 00:18:23.931
  • I stay praising Him.It takes faith to stay.
  • 00:18:23.931 --> 00:18:27.268
  • It takes faith to stay.It takes faith to stay.
  • 00:18:27.268 --> 00:18:29.036
  • It takes faith to stay.To stay encouraged
  • 00:18:29.036 --> 00:18:33.040
  • To stay encouragedwhile the storm is raging,
  • 00:18:33.040 --> 00:18:34.408
  • while the storm is raging,to stay optimistic
  • 00:18:34.408 --> 00:18:38.579
  • to stay optimisticwhen the world is pessimistic,
  • 00:18:38.579 --> 00:18:40.781
  • when the world is pessimistic,to stay expectant
  • 00:18:40.781 --> 00:18:43.584
  • to stay expectantwhen you've been disappointed,
  • 00:18:43.584 --> 00:18:44.652
  • when you've been disappointed,to stay sweet
  • 00:18:44.652 --> 00:18:48.923
  • to stay sweetwhen the world is sour.
  • 00:18:48.923 --> 00:18:53.194
  • when the world is sour.But staying power,
  • 00:18:53.194 --> 00:18:54.162
  • But staying power,that's what they experienced
  • 00:18:54.162 --> 00:18:59.066
  • that's what they experiencedon the day of Pentecost.
  • 00:18:59.066 --> 00:19:00.201
  • on the day of Pentecost.Because before Jesus left,
  • 00:19:00.201 --> 00:19:02.403
  • Because before Jesus left,He said, "I need you
  • 00:19:02.403 --> 00:19:03.037
  • He said, "I need youto do something.
  • 00:19:03.037 --> 00:19:03.938
  • to do something.This is gonna be hard for you
  • 00:19:03.938 --> 00:19:07.141
  • This is gonna be hard for youto do right now.
  • 00:19:07.141 --> 00:19:10.978
  • to do right now.Stay in Jerusalem.
  • 00:19:10.978 --> 00:19:13.514
  • Stay in Jerusalem.Jeru-Salem.
  • 00:19:13.514 --> 00:19:14.482
  • Jeru-Salem.Salem.
  • 00:19:14.482 --> 00:19:15.983
  • Salem.Peace.
  • 00:19:15.983 --> 00:19:19.820
  • Peace.Stay in the city of peace.
  • 00:19:19.820 --> 00:19:20.788
  • Stay in the city of peace.Even though there's a riot
  • 00:19:20.788 --> 00:19:22.089
  • Even though there's a riotin the streets,
  • 00:19:22.089 --> 00:19:28.095
  • in the streets,stay in the city of peace."
  • 00:19:28.095 --> 00:19:28.496
  • stay in the city of peace."It takes faith
  • 00:19:28.496 --> 00:19:31.432
  • It takes faithto stay in a state of peace.
  • 00:19:31.432 --> 00:19:31.899
  • to stay in a state of peace.It takes faith
  • 00:19:31.899 --> 00:19:32.567
  • It takes faithto stay in a boat
  • 00:19:32.567 --> 00:19:33.935
  • to stay in a boatwhen a storm is raging.
  • 00:19:33.935 --> 00:19:34.769
  • when a storm is raging.It takes faith
  • 00:19:34.769 --> 00:19:35.503
  • It takes faithto stay in the middle
  • 00:19:35.503 --> 00:19:36.204
  • to stay in the middleof the sea.
  • 00:19:36.204 --> 00:19:38.606
  • of the sea.It said that they weren't saved
  • 00:19:38.606 --> 00:19:42.443
  • It said that they weren't saveduntil they cut the ropes.
  • 00:19:42.443 --> 00:19:43.311
  • until they cut the ropes.The Lord told me to tell you,
  • 00:19:43.311 --> 00:19:47.181
  • The Lord told me to tell you,cut the ropes.
  • 00:19:47.181 --> 00:19:48.549
  • cut the ropes.Quit trying to escape the stuff
  • 00:19:48.549 --> 00:19:53.187
  • Quit trying to escape the stuffGod is using to change you.
  • 00:19:53.187 --> 00:19:53.854
  • God is using to change you.You can't be changed
  • 00:19:53.854 --> 00:19:54.655
  • You can't be changedunless you stay.
  • 00:19:54.655 --> 00:19:55.556
  • unless you stay.You can't be saved
  • 00:19:55.556 --> 00:19:56.591
  • You can't be savedunless you stay.
  • 00:19:56.591 --> 00:19:59.493
  • unless you stay.You gotta stay.
  • 00:19:59.493 --> 00:20:00.561
  • You gotta stay.You can't bear more fruit
  • 00:20:00.561 --> 00:20:01.295
  • You can't bear more fruitwhen He's pruning you
  • 00:20:01.295 --> 00:20:02.496
  • when He's pruning youunless you abide in the vine.
  • 00:20:02.496 --> 00:20:06.534
  • unless you abide in the vine.If you cut yourself off.
  • 00:20:06.534 --> 00:20:09.370
  • If you cut yourself off.But if you stay, He said,
  • 00:20:09.370 --> 00:20:10.771
  • But if you stay, He said,"I'm gonna make you
  • 00:20:10.771 --> 00:20:12.740
  • "I'm gonna make youmore fruitful."
  • 00:20:12.740 --> 00:20:13.574
  • more fruitful."And that's what Paul
  • 00:20:13.574 --> 00:20:14.775
  • And that's what Paulhad in mind.
  • 00:20:14.775 --> 00:20:16.244
  • had in mind.Right?
  • 00:20:16.244 --> 00:20:16.944
  • Right?'Cause he always wanted
  • 00:20:16.944 --> 00:20:19.213
  • 'Cause he always wantedto go to Rome.
  • 00:20:19.213 --> 00:20:19.914
  • to go to Rome.So no matter how
  • 00:20:19.914 --> 00:20:20.648
  • So no matter howthe storm raged,
  • 00:20:20.648 --> 00:20:21.148
  • the storm raged,no matter how
  • 00:20:21.148 --> 00:20:23.684
  • no matter howthe boat rocked,
  • 00:20:23.684 --> 00:20:26.220
  • the boat rocked,he said, "I'm going to Rome.
  • 00:20:26.220 --> 00:20:29.490
  • he said, "I'm going to Rome.I have an appointment."
  • 00:20:29.490 --> 00:20:30.291
  • I have an appointment."Would you say it by faith?
  • 00:20:30.291 --> 00:20:31.259
  • Would you say it by faith?I have an appointment.
  • 00:20:31.259 --> 00:20:31.892
  • I have an appointment.- CONGREGATION: I have
  • 00:20:31.892 --> 00:20:32.493
  • - The Lord said,
  • 00:20:35.863 --> 00:20:37.031
  • - The Lord said,"I've appointed you.
  • 00:20:37.031 --> 00:20:37.732
  • "I've appointed you.I've chosen you
  • 00:20:37.732 --> 00:20:41.035
  • I've chosen youto bear much fruit.
  • 00:20:41.035 --> 00:20:41.636
  • to bear much fruit.And the proof
  • 00:20:41.636 --> 00:20:42.536
  • And the proofthat I've appointed you
  • 00:20:42.536 --> 00:20:44.272
  • that I've appointed youto bear more fruit
  • 00:20:44.272 --> 00:20:48.776
  • to bear more fruitis that I am pruning you."
  • 00:20:48.776 --> 00:20:49.944
  • is that I am pruning you."Staying with the ship
  • 00:20:49.944 --> 00:20:54.615
  • Staying with the shipmeans cutting the ropes.
  • 00:20:54.615 --> 00:20:55.516
  • means cutting the ropes.But if I keep on trying
  • 00:20:55.516 --> 00:20:58.452
  • But if I keep on tryingto find a way out of it,
  • 00:20:58.452 --> 00:21:03.257
  • to find a way out of it,how can I be changed through it?
  • 00:21:03.257 --> 00:21:03.824
  • how can I be changed through it?Lord, I thank you
  • 00:21:03.824 --> 00:21:07.728
  • Lord, I thank youfor the faith to stay,
  • 00:21:07.728 --> 00:21:10.698
  • for the faith to stay,the faith to stay.
  • 00:21:10.698 --> 00:21:15.636
  • the faith to stay.You gave me this word.
  • 00:21:15.636 --> 00:21:16.704
  • You gave me this word.And you told me when I studied
  • 00:21:16.704 --> 00:21:17.605
  • And you told me when I studiedthat someone was hearing
  • 00:21:17.605 --> 00:21:20.808
  • that someone was hearingtwo voices right now,
  • 00:21:20.808 --> 00:21:21.375
  • two voices right now,and they don't see
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  • and they don't seeany stars to guide by.
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  • any stars to guide by.The calendar has changed.
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  • The calendar has changed.Their rhythm has changed.
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  • Their rhythm has changed.They can't even go
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  • They can't even goto the stores they used
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  • to the stores they usedto go to right now.
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  • to go to right now.When they go there,
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  • When they go there,it looks like the rapture,
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  • it looks like the rapture,the apocalypse.
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  • the apocalypse.Don't know what to do.
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  • Don't know what to do.Do I go in?
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  • Do I go in?Do I go out?
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  • Do I go out?I don't have any answers
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  • I don't have any answersfor that, Lord.
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  • for that, Lord.I'm just a preacher.
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  • I'm just a preacher.But You told me to tell them
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  • But You told me to tell themthat if they stay in Jerusalem,
  • 00:21:50.338 --> 00:21:55.676
  • that if they stay in Jerusalem,they will receive power.
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  • they will receive power.So God, give us the faith
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  • So God, give us the faithto stay.
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  • to stay.Look at me, look at me,
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  • Look at me, look at me,look at me.
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  • look at me.You stayed with this
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  • You stayed with thiswhole sermon.
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  • whole sermon.Don't click off now.
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  • Don't click off now.I know, I know, I know.
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  • I know, I know, I know.I hear the kids
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  • I hear the kidsin the background.
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  • in the background.Tell them, "Shut up.
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  • Tell them, "Shut up.Stop screaming."
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  • Stop screaming."Stay with me,
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  • Stay with me,because the thing
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  • because the thingI wanna show you
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  • I wanna show youthat's so powerful
  • 00:22:18.599 --> 00:22:20.201
  • that's so powerfulis that the only way
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  • is that the only waythey could receive
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  • they could receivethe power of God
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  • the power of Godwas to stay in the place
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  • was to stay in the placeof peace.
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  • of peace.Keep your peace.
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  • Keep your peace.Keep your peace.
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  • Keep your peace.You hear me?
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  • You hear me?You got 600 employees,
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  • You got 600 employees,and you don't know how
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  • and you don't know howto rebuild the organization
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  • to rebuild the organizationto accommodate
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  • to accommodatethe new situation.
  • 00:22:48.462 --> 00:22:52.833
  • the new situation.God has given you the power
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  • God has given you the powernot only to survive the storm,
  • 00:22:56.771 --> 00:22:57.605
  • not only to survive the storm,but He gave you the power
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  • but He gave you the powerfor miracles on the other side.
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  • for miracles on the other side.Now I have the faith to believe
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  • Now I have the faith to believethat if we cut the ropes today,
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  • that if we cut the ropes today,whether that's someone
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  • whether that's someonewho's without a job
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  • who's without a joband just trying to raise
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  • and just trying to raisetheir own family,
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  • their own family,or whether you are looking
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  • or whether you are lookingfor wisdom as a leader
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  • for wisdom as a leaderand you don't know
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  • and you don't knowhow to lead the people
  • 00:23:14.789 --> 00:23:15.489
  • how to lead the peoplebecause you've lost
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  • because you've lostwhat you are guiding by,
  • 00:23:16.757 --> 00:23:18.159
  • what you are guiding by,I hear the spirit of God
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  • I hear the spirit of Godsaying what Paul said,
  • 00:23:19.460 --> 00:23:21.996
  • saying what Paul said,"Stay with the ship.
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  • "Stay with the ship.Stay with the ship."
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  • Stay with the ship."Now, you say,
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  • Now, you say,"How can I stay with it
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  • "How can I stay with itwhen it's breaking?"
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  • when it's breaking?"No, no, no.
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  • No, no, no.Paul didn't promise
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  • Paul didn't promisethat the ship was gonna
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  • that the ship was gonnalook the same
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  • look the samewhen they got to the shore.
  • 00:23:36.310 --> 00:23:37.344
  • when they got to the shore.He didn't say it would
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  • He didn't say it wouldlook the same.
  • 00:23:39.513 --> 00:23:40.281
  • look the same.He said, "You're gonna
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  • He said, "You're gonnamake it anyway."
  • 00:23:41.582 --> 00:23:49.423
  • make it anyway."[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]The disciples
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  • The disciplesthat accompanied Jesus
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  • that accompanied Jesusthrough His ministry
  • 00:23:52.460 --> 00:23:53.260
  • through His ministrydid not follow Him
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  • did not follow Himto the cross except John,
  • 00:23:55.396 --> 00:23:57.498
  • to the cross except John,but He made it anyway.
  • 00:23:57.498 --> 00:23:58.566
  • but He made it anyway.What He started with,
  • 00:23:58.566 --> 00:23:59.767
  • What He started with,He did not finish with
  • 00:23:59.767 --> 00:24:00.701
  • He did not finish withon the cross,
  • 00:24:00.701 --> 00:24:02.903
  • on the cross,but He made it anyway.
  • 00:24:02.903 --> 00:24:05.005
  • but He made it anyway.And now we look to Jesus,
  • 00:24:05.005 --> 00:24:05.840
  • And now we look to Jesus,and we hear the echo
  • 00:24:05.840 --> 00:24:07.842
  • and we hear the echoof Paul preaching to us,
  • 00:24:07.842 --> 00:24:09.643
  • of Paul preaching to us,saying, "Last night,
  • 00:24:09.643 --> 00:24:12.346
  • saying, "Last night,an angel of the God whose I am
  • 00:24:12.346 --> 00:24:14.682
  • an angel of the God whose I amand whom I serve,
  • 00:24:14.682 --> 00:24:15.382
  • and whom I serve,He will never leave me
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  • He will never leave menor forsake me,
  • 00:24:16.417 --> 00:24:18.719
  • nor forsake me,there was an angel beside me.
  • 00:24:18.719 --> 00:24:20.754
  • there was an angel beside me.That's how I have staying power.
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  • That's how I have staying power.That's how I can make it.
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  • That's how I can make it.'Cause this boat,
  • 00:24:24.959 --> 00:24:26.260
  • 'Cause this boat,this boat is not gonna
  • 00:24:26.260 --> 00:24:28.128
  • this boat is not gonnaever sail again.
  • 00:24:28.128 --> 00:24:30.297
  • ever sail again.It's gonna break apart."
  • 00:24:30.297 --> 00:24:32.666
  • It's gonna break apart."But you know what's crazy?
  • 00:24:32.666 --> 00:24:34.969
  • But you know what's crazy?God got them there
  • 00:24:34.969 --> 00:24:38.506
  • God got them thereon the pieces of the boat,
  • 00:24:38.506 --> 00:24:39.406
  • on the pieces of the boat,even though the storm
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  • - Right now, in this moment,
  • 00:24:43.577 --> 00:24:44.378
  • - Right now, in this moment,your life is being
  • 00:24:44.378 --> 00:24:46.547
  • your life is beingsteered in a direction.
  • 00:24:46.547 --> 00:24:48.549
  • steered in a direction.It may be toward your calling,
  • 00:24:48.549 --> 00:24:49.216
  • It may be toward your calling,it may be away
  • 00:24:49.216 --> 00:24:50.551
  • it may be awayfrom your calling.
  • 00:24:50.551 --> 00:24:51.552
  • from your calling.But your life is being
  • 00:24:51.552 --> 00:24:52.853
  • like a ship in the water.
  • 00:24:54.755 --> 00:24:56.924
  • like a ship in the water.The destination is determined
  • 00:24:56.924 --> 00:25:00.494
  • The destination is determinedby who or what is at the wheel.
  • 00:25:00.494 --> 00:25:01.161
  • by who or what is at the wheel.If you're steering
  • 00:25:01.161 --> 00:25:02.396
  • If you're steeringby your feelings,
  • 00:25:02.396 --> 00:25:04.498
  • by your feelings,instead of by the spirit of God,
  • 00:25:04.498 --> 00:25:05.399
  • instead of by the spirit of God,it's just a matter of time
  • 00:25:05.399 --> 00:25:06.767
  • it's just a matter of timebefore you get off course.
  • 00:25:06.767 --> 00:25:08.636
  • before you get off course.Sometimes, it happens slowly.
  • 00:25:08.636 --> 00:25:09.436
  • Sometimes, it happens slowly.We don't even realize
  • 00:25:09.436 --> 00:25:11.171
  • We don't even realizethe gradual drift.
  • 00:25:11.171 --> 00:25:12.039
  • the gradual drift.Because, the world gets us
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  • Because, the world gets uswalking in its ways;
  • 00:25:13.774 --> 00:25:17.378
  • walking in its ways;what we see, what we feel,
  • 00:25:17.378 --> 00:25:19.213
  • what we see, what we feel,what we think.
  • 00:25:19.213 --> 00:25:20.781
  • what we think.But as children of God,
  • 00:25:20.781 --> 00:25:21.749
  • But as children of God,we have to learn how to
  • 00:25:21.749 --> 00:25:23.617
  • because feelings come and go.
  • 00:25:25.419 --> 00:25:26.487
  • because feelings come and go.I mean, one minute,
  • 00:25:26.487 --> 00:25:27.588
  • I mean, one minute,you're telling yourself
  • 00:25:27.588 --> 00:25:28.923
  • you're telling yourselfyou can take on the world.
  • 00:25:28.923 --> 00:25:29.523
  • you can take on the world.And the next minute,
  • 00:25:29.523 --> 00:25:30.157
  • And the next minute,all you wanna do
  • 00:25:30.157 --> 00:25:31.625
  • all you wanna dois get under the covers
  • 00:25:31.625 --> 00:25:32.893
  • is get under the coverswith some cookies.
  • 00:25:32.893 --> 00:25:33.494
  • with some cookies.I know you know
  • 00:25:33.494 --> 00:25:34.662
  • I know you knowwhat I am saying.
  • 00:25:34.662 --> 00:25:35.663
  • what I am saying.God's truth
  • 00:25:35.663 --> 00:25:37.565
  • God's truthis the only constant.
  • 00:25:37.565 --> 00:25:39.099
  • is the only constant.It's time to fix your focus
  • 00:25:39.099 --> 00:25:40.901
  • It's time to fix your focuson the provision of God
  • 00:25:40.901 --> 00:25:42.136
  • on the provision of Godnot the lack in your life,
  • 00:25:42.136 --> 00:25:43.137
  • not the lack in your life,the protection of God,
  • 00:25:43.137 --> 00:25:44.271
  • the protection of God,not the danger around you.
  • 00:25:44.271 --> 00:25:46.073
  • not the danger around you.And the purposes of God
  • 00:25:46.073 --> 00:25:47.308
  • And the purposes of Godinstead of whatever
  • 00:25:47.308 --> 00:25:48.642
  • instead of whateverlittle urgent crises
  • 00:25:48.642 --> 00:25:50.311
  • little urgent crisespops up in your day.
  • 00:25:50.311 --> 00:25:51.445
  • pops up in your day.You can survive the storms
  • 00:25:51.445 --> 00:25:53.447
  • - In a year that hasn't gone
  • 00:25:55.115 --> 00:25:57.251
  • the way anyone expected,
  • 00:25:57.251 --> 00:25:58.218
  • it's easy to feel like
  • 00:25:58.218 --> 00:25:59.853
  • things won't get better.
  • 00:25:59.853 --> 00:26:00.754
  • For some, it feels like
  • 00:26:00.754 --> 00:26:02.590
  • storm after storm,
  • 00:26:02.590 --> 00:26:04.825
  • situation after situation.
  • 00:26:04.825 --> 00:26:06.493
  • Just surviving has been
  • 00:26:06.493 --> 00:26:08.429
  • considered success.
  • 00:26:08.429 --> 00:26:09.330
  • But what if there was
  • 00:26:09.330 --> 00:26:11.231
  • a purpose in the storm?
  • 00:26:11.231 --> 00:26:12.232
  • What if it's less about
  • 00:26:12.232 --> 00:26:13.734
  • the reason all this happened
  • 00:26:13.734 --> 00:26:15.035
  • and more about discovering
  • 00:26:15.035 --> 00:26:16.837
  • who God is in the midst
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  • - None of us pictured this.
  • 00:26:20.908 --> 00:26:23.911
  • - None of us pictured this.I know you didn't picture this.
  • 00:26:23.911 --> 00:26:25.245
  • I know you didn't picture this.God isn't building your picture.
  • 00:26:25.245 --> 00:26:26.480
  • God isn't building your picture.He's building His purpose.
  • 00:26:26.480 --> 00:26:31.151
  • He's building His purpose.God has given you the power
  • 00:26:31.151 --> 00:26:35.055
  • God has given you the powernot only to survive the storm,
  • 00:26:35.055 --> 00:26:35.956
  • not only to survive the storm,but He gave you the power
  • 00:26:35.956 --> 00:26:37.257
  • "Making Sense of Setbacks",
  • 00:26:40.160 --> 00:26:41.095
  • Pastor Steven Furtick
  • 00:26:41.095 --> 00:26:42.196
  • will help you discover
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  • that even when you
  • 00:26:43.197 --> 00:26:43.998
  • can't make sense
  • 00:26:43.998 --> 00:26:45.733
  • of the situations you face,
  • 00:26:45.733 --> 00:26:49.103
  • God is still with you in them.
  • 00:26:49.103 --> 00:26:50.804
  • Call today to request your copy
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  • - ♪ Every burden ♪
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  • ♪ Will be lifted ♪
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  • ♪ In His presence ♪
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  • ♪ Every trophy ♪
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  • ♪ Will be laid down ♪
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  • ♪ At His feet ♪
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  • ♪ There is a name ♪
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  • ♪ That reigns above ♪
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  • ♪ All others ♪
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  • ♪ Jesus Christ ♪
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