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Staying Power Part 2

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December 21, 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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  • 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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  • of our worship experiences,
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  • where you'll get to worship,
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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."
  • 00:07:36.141 --> 00:07:36.808
  • We could've avoided this."How many know
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  • How many knowand will be honest to say,
  • 00:07:37.876 --> 00:07:38.944
  • and will be honest to say,"There are some storms
  • 00:07:38.944 --> 00:07:39.945
  • "There are some stormsI went through in my life
  • 00:07:39.945 --> 00:07:41.680
  • I went through in my lifethat I could've avoided"?
  • 00:07:41.680 --> 00:07:42.247
  • that I could've avoided"?Come on.
  • 00:07:42.247 --> 00:07:43.215
  • Come on.Point your fingers
  • 00:07:43.215 --> 00:07:45.283
  • Point your fingersup to the air like this.
  • 00:07:45.283 --> 00:07:46.585
  • up to the air like this.It could've been avoided.
  • 00:07:46.585 --> 00:07:47.586
  • It could've been avoided.It could've been avoided.
  • 00:07:47.586 --> 00:07:48.553
  • It could've been avoided.I mean, some of the things
  • 00:07:48.553 --> 00:07:50.088
  • I mean, some of the thingsin my life that I blamed
  • 00:07:50.088 --> 00:07:51.189
  • in my life that I blamedon the devil
  • 00:07:51.189 --> 00:07:52.457
  • on the devilwere really a decision.
  • 00:07:52.457 --> 00:07:52.991
  • were really a decision.They both start
  • 00:07:52.991 --> 00:07:54.092
  • They both startwith the letter d,
  • 00:07:54.092 --> 00:07:55.160
  • with the letter d,but some storms
  • 00:07:55.160 --> 00:07:56.895
  • but some stormscan be avoided.
  • 00:07:56.895 --> 00:08:00.866
  • can be avoided.Ask Jonah.
  • 00:08:00.866 --> 00:08:02.567
  • Ask Jonah.Ask Jonah if some storms
  • 00:08:02.567 --> 00:08:04.703
  • Ask Jonah if some stormscan be avoided.
  • 00:08:04.703 --> 00:08:05.570
  • can be avoided.The only reason Jonah
  • 00:08:05.570 --> 00:08:06.571
  • The only reason Jonahwent through a storm
  • 00:08:06.571 --> 00:08:07.539
  • went through a stormis because he had
  • 00:08:07.539 --> 00:08:09.274
  • is because he hadan appointment.
  • 00:08:09.274 --> 00:08:10.442
  • an appointment.God said, "I'd rather
  • 00:08:10.442 --> 00:08:13.044
  • God said, "I'd rathertake you through a storm.
  • 00:08:13.044 --> 00:08:14.112
  • take you through a storm.I'd rather take you
  • 00:08:14.112 --> 00:08:15.580
  • I'd rather take youthrough a hard time
  • 00:08:15.580 --> 00:08:17.516
  • through a hard timethan have you waste your life
  • 00:08:17.516 --> 00:08:20.819
  • than have you waste your lifein the wrong place.
  • 00:08:20.819 --> 00:08:22.053
  • in the wrong place.Now we gotta get you there.
  • 00:08:22.053 --> 00:08:23.388
  • Now we gotta get you there.If I have to send a storm
  • 00:08:23.388 --> 00:08:24.489
  • If I have to send a stormto get you there,
  • 00:08:24.489 --> 00:08:25.824
  • to get you there,if I have to shut it down
  • 00:08:25.824 --> 00:08:26.858
  • if I have to shut it downto get you there,
  • 00:08:26.858 --> 00:08:28.593
  • to get you there,if I have to remove people
  • 00:08:28.593 --> 00:08:30.629
  • if I have to remove peopleand comfort to get you there,
  • 00:08:30.629 --> 00:08:33.064
  • and comfort to get you there,you're gonna get there,
  • 00:08:33.064 --> 00:08:33.698
  • you're gonna get there,if you listen
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  • if you listento the right voice."
  • 00:08:36.167 --> 00:08:37.235
  • to the right voice."Paul stood up and said,
  • 00:08:37.235 --> 00:08:38.570
  • Paul stood up and said,"I hear you talking about
  • 00:08:38.570 --> 00:08:39.604
  • "I hear you talking abouthow there's no hope,
  • 00:08:39.604 --> 00:08:41.039
  • how there's no hope,and I hear you talking about
  • 00:08:41.039 --> 00:08:42.908
  • and I hear you talking abouthow it's gonna get worse,
  • 00:08:42.908 --> 00:08:44.309
  • how it's gonna get worse,and I hear you talking about
  • 00:08:44.309 --> 00:08:45.443
  • and I hear you talking abouthow it's just this
  • 00:08:45.443 --> 00:08:46.378
  • how it's just thisand it's just that.
  • 00:08:46.378 --> 00:08:48.179
  • and it's just that.And I hear Democrats talking,
  • 00:08:48.179 --> 00:08:50.048
  • And I hear Democrats talking,and I hear Republicans talking,
  • 00:08:50.048 --> 00:08:51.483
  • and I hear Republicans talking,and I hear people using this
  • 00:08:51.483 --> 00:08:52.784
  • and I hear people using thisfor a political purpose,
  • 00:08:52.784 --> 00:08:54.152
  • for a political purpose,and I hear all this.
  • 00:08:54.152 --> 00:08:54.953
  • and I hear all this.But let me tell you,
  • 00:08:54.953 --> 00:08:56.688
  • But let me tell you,I have an appointment.
  • 00:08:56.688 --> 00:08:59.224
  • I have an appointment.As a matter of fact, last night,
  • 00:08:59.224 --> 00:09:00.959
  • As a matter of fact, last night,I had an appointment.
  • 00:09:00.959 --> 00:09:03.161
  • I had an appointment.I didn't see it on my calendar.
  • 00:09:03.161 --> 00:09:04.629
  • I didn't see it on my calendar.It was off the books."
  • 00:09:04.629 --> 00:09:06.498
  • It was off the books."Paul said, "Last night,
  • 00:09:06.498 --> 00:09:10.869
  • Paul said, "Last night,an angel, an angel, an angel."
  • 00:09:10.869 --> 00:09:11.236
  • an angel, an angel, an angel."Come on.
  • 00:09:11.236 --> 00:09:12.637
  • Come on.I have an appointment
  • 00:09:12.637 --> 00:09:14.372
  • I have an appointmentwith an angel.
  • 00:09:14.372 --> 00:09:15.607
  • with an angel.With an angel.
  • 00:09:15.607 --> 00:09:18.743
  • With an angel.I got angels all around me,
  • 00:09:18.743 --> 00:09:20.145
  • I got angels all around me,protecting me,
  • 00:09:20.145 --> 00:09:21.613
  • protecting me,and keeping me.
  • 00:09:21.613 --> 00:09:24.649
  • and keeping me.I got angels on my side.
  • 00:09:24.649 --> 00:09:27.485
  • I got angels on my side.I've got glory at a head.
  • 00:09:27.485 --> 00:09:29.120
  • I've got glory at a head.I got angels.
  • 00:09:29.120 --> 00:09:32.190
  • I got angels.I'm here 'cause my angel said.
  • 00:09:32.190 --> 00:09:34.826
  • I'm here 'cause my angel said.[Applauding]
  • 00:09:34.826 --> 00:09:36.828
  • [Applauding]You have an appointment
  • 00:09:36.828 --> 00:09:38.463
  • You have an appointmentwith an angel,
  • 00:09:38.463 --> 00:09:39.497
  • with an angel,and you got an angel
  • 00:09:39.497 --> 00:09:40.732
  • and you got an angeltelling you right now
  • 00:09:40.732 --> 00:09:42.100
  • telling you right nowyou're gonna make it.
  • 00:09:42.100 --> 00:09:44.302
  • you're gonna make it.In fact, you're gonna be better.
  • 00:09:44.302 --> 00:09:45.403
  • In fact, you're gonna be better.Y'all ignore my button
  • 00:09:45.403 --> 00:09:47.272
  • Y'all ignore my buttonpopped open in my shirt.
  • 00:09:47.272 --> 00:09:48.573
  • popped open in my shirt.I'm trying to bench press
  • 00:09:48.573 --> 00:09:50.141
  • I'm trying to bench pressthe Word of God today.
  • 00:09:50.141 --> 00:09:51.743
  • the Word of God today.It's getting rough up here.
  • 00:09:51.743 --> 00:09:52.577
  • It's getting rough up here.But tell somebody,
  • 00:09:52.577 --> 00:09:53.678
  • But tell somebody,"I got an angel.
  • 00:09:53.678 --> 00:09:54.946
  • "I got an angel.It's all right."
  • 00:09:54.946 --> 00:09:55.914
  • It's all right."It's all right.
  • 00:09:55.914 --> 00:09:57.215
  • It's all right.I got an angel.
  • 00:09:57.215 --> 00:09:58.650
  • I got an angel.I got an angel.
  • 00:09:58.650 --> 00:10:02.253
  • I got an angel.Now who you gonna listen to?
  • 00:10:02.253 --> 00:10:04.422
  • Now who you gonna listen to?Your angel or your enemy?
  • 00:10:04.422 --> 00:10:06.791
  • Your angel or your enemy?My angel said I'm gonna make it.
  • 00:10:06.791 --> 00:10:09.394
  • My angel said I'm gonna make it.My angel said I'm right on time.
  • 00:10:09.394 --> 00:10:11.329
  • My angel said I'm right on time.My angel said it's working
  • 00:10:11.329 --> 00:10:18.069
  • My angel said it's workingfor my -- I got staying power.
  • 00:10:18.069 --> 00:10:20.271
  • for my -- I got staying power.I got staying power.
  • 00:10:20.271 --> 00:10:21.706
  • I got staying power.I love what the angel said
  • 00:10:21.706 --> 00:10:22.707
  • I love what the angel saidto Paul.
  • 00:10:22.707 --> 00:10:24.743
  • to Paul."You can't die in this storm.
  • 00:10:24.743 --> 00:10:26.745
  • "You can't die in this storm.You have an appointment in Rome.
  • 00:10:26.745 --> 00:10:27.979
  • You have an appointment in Rome.You have to stand trial
  • 00:10:27.979 --> 00:10:28.913
  • You have to stand trialin Caesar.
  • 00:10:28.913 --> 00:10:30.515
  • in Caesar.Can I give you the good news?
  • 00:10:30.515 --> 00:10:31.349
  • Can I give you the good news?You're not gonna die
  • 00:10:31.349 --> 00:10:32.784
  • You're not gonna diein this trial.
  • 00:10:32.784 --> 00:10:34.386
  • in this trial.Can I give you the bad news?
  • 00:10:34.386 --> 00:10:36.021
  • Can I give you the bad news?You got a bigger one ahead."
  • 00:10:36.021 --> 00:10:40.358
  • You got a bigger one ahead."[Cheering]
  • 00:10:40.358 --> 00:10:42.894
  • [Cheering]Greater things,
  • 00:10:42.894 --> 00:10:44.963
  • better stories.
  • 00:10:48.199 --> 00:10:49.200
  • better stories.I got an angel.
  • 00:10:49.200 --> 00:10:50.402
  • I got an angel.I got an appointment.
  • 00:10:50.402 --> 00:10:51.803
  • I got an appointment.So Paul's like,
  • 00:10:51.803 --> 00:10:53.238
  • So Paul's like,"Oh, I can't die."
  • 00:10:53.238 --> 00:10:56.007
  • "Oh, I can't die."Did you ever watch a TV show,
  • 00:10:56.007 --> 00:10:58.243
  • Did you ever watch a TV show,and you knew?
  • 00:10:58.243 --> 00:10:58.877
  • and you knew?I remember we started watching
  • 00:10:58.877 --> 00:11:00.412
  • I remember we started watchingthat zombie show,
  • 00:11:00.412 --> 00:11:01.279
  • that zombie show,back before that looked
  • 00:11:01.279 --> 00:11:02.414
  • back before that lookedjust like the news.
  • 00:11:02.414 --> 00:11:03.314
  • just like the news.What was it called?
  • 00:11:03.314 --> 00:11:04.049
  • What was it called?"The Walking Dead."
  • 00:11:04.049 --> 00:11:06.751
  • "The Walking Dead."[Laughing]
  • 00:11:06.751 --> 00:11:08.687
  • [Laughing]And the trailer
  • 00:11:08.687 --> 00:11:09.487
  • And the trailerused to come on.
  • 00:11:09.487 --> 00:11:10.321
  • used to come on.Don't send me a thing
  • 00:11:10.321 --> 00:11:11.690
  • Don't send me a thingabout the Word of God
  • 00:11:11.690 --> 00:11:12.357
  • about the Word of Godand "The Walking Dead".
  • 00:11:12.357 --> 00:11:13.124
  • and "The Walking Dead".It's in the Bible,
  • 00:11:13.124 --> 00:11:14.159
  • It's in the Bible,the walking dead.
  • 00:11:14.159 --> 00:11:15.293
  • Lazarus, all of it,
  • 00:11:15.860 --> 00:11:16.661
  • Lazarus, all of it,it's all in there.
  • 00:11:16.661 --> 00:11:17.562
  • it's all in there.Same stuff.
  • 00:11:17.562 --> 00:11:19.264
  • Same stuff.All right?
  • 00:11:19.264 --> 00:11:21.099
  • All right?Edit this out.
  • 00:11:21.099 --> 00:11:22.967
  • Edit this out.But I saw the trailer,
  • 00:11:22.967 --> 00:11:26.304
  • But I saw the trailer,and I saw that the same guy
  • 00:11:26.304 --> 00:11:27.939
  • and I saw that the same guythat was in the first episode,
  • 00:11:27.939 --> 00:11:29.074
  • that was in the first episode,he was still in it --
  • 00:11:29.074 --> 00:11:30.208
  • he was still in it --'cause we watched it later.
  • 00:11:30.208 --> 00:11:31.843
  • 'cause we watched it later.But I saw that he was still
  • 00:11:31.843 --> 00:11:35.513
  • But I saw that he was stillin it in the current season.
  • 00:11:35.513 --> 00:11:37.082
  • in it in the current season.So it took some of the suspense
  • 00:11:37.082 --> 00:11:40.618
  • So it took some of the suspenseout of the first season,
  • 00:11:40.618 --> 00:11:42.320
  • out of the first season,the second season,
  • 00:11:42.320 --> 00:11:43.822
  • the second season,the third season,
  • 00:11:43.822 --> 00:11:45.256
  • the third season,the fourth season,
  • 00:11:45.256 --> 00:11:46.524
  • the fourth season,the fifth season.
  • 00:11:46.524 --> 00:11:48.059
  • the fifth season.Now when you have
  • 00:11:48.059 --> 00:11:49.194
  • Now when you havea Word from God
  • 00:11:49.194 --> 00:11:50.261
  • a Word from Godconcerning your life --
  • 00:11:50.261 --> 00:11:51.362
  • concerning your life --and it can be simple.
  • 00:11:51.362 --> 00:11:52.897
  • and it can be simple.He said He would never leave me
  • 00:11:52.897 --> 00:11:54.099
  • He said He would never leave menor forsake me.
  • 00:11:54.099 --> 00:11:55.233
  • nor forsake me.So if He's going
  • 00:11:55.233 --> 00:11:56.968
  • So if He's goingto stay with me,
  • 00:11:56.968 --> 00:11:58.036
  • to stay with me,then whatever happens
  • 00:11:58.036 --> 00:11:59.471
  • then whatever happensin this storm,
  • 00:11:59.471 --> 00:12:01.806
  • in this storm,I already saw --
  • 00:12:01.806 --> 00:12:04.809
  • I already saw --I already saw season six.
  • 00:12:04.809 --> 00:12:06.377
  • I already saw season six.They can't kill Rick.
  • 00:12:06.377 --> 00:12:07.479
  • They can't kill Rick.It doesn't matter
  • 00:12:07.479 --> 00:12:08.847
  • It doesn't matterhow many walkers.
  • 00:12:08.847 --> 00:12:10.381
  • how many walkers.They can't kill him.
  • 00:12:10.381 --> 00:12:13.251
  • They can't kill him.He's gonna -- I saw
  • 00:12:13.251 --> 00:12:15.019
  • He's gonna -- I sawthe season finale.
  • 00:12:15.019 --> 00:12:17.355
  • the season finale.I got the victor --
  • 00:12:17.355 --> 00:12:19.758
  • I got the victor --I got the -- I got it,
  • 00:12:19.758 --> 00:12:20.625
  • I got the -- I got it,I got it.
  • 00:12:20.625 --> 00:12:22.560
  • I got it.I got staying power.
  • 00:12:22.560 --> 00:12:26.898
  • I got staying power.I got the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:12:26.898 --> 00:12:27.832
  • I got the Holy Ghost.I wish we could
  • 00:12:27.832 --> 00:12:29.667
  • I wish we couldhigh five our neighbors.
  • 00:12:29.667 --> 00:12:31.002
  • high five our neighbors.But tell somebody,
  • 00:12:31.002 --> 00:12:32.904
  • But tell somebody,"I'm in the season finale."
  • 00:12:32.904 --> 00:12:37.308
  • "I'm in the season finale."[Applauding]
  • 00:12:37.308 --> 00:12:38.843
  • [Applauding]Staying power.
  • 00:12:38.843 --> 00:12:40.145
  • Staying power.Staying power.
  • 00:12:40.145 --> 00:12:40.912
  • Staying power.That's what we're
  • 00:12:40.912 --> 00:12:42.480
  • That's what we'recelebrating today.
  • 00:12:42.480 --> 00:12:44.916
  • celebrating today.Not that we avoided the storm,
  • 00:12:44.916 --> 00:12:47.485
  • "The crowds were amazed
  • 00:12:52.724 --> 00:12:53.124
  • "The crowds were amazedat his teaching,
  • 00:12:53.124 --> 00:12:53.758
  • at his teaching,because he taught as one
  • 00:12:53.758 --> 00:12:54.225
  • because he taught as onethat had authority,
  • 00:12:54.225 --> 00:12:54.859
  • that had authority,not as one of their
  • 00:12:54.859 --> 00:12:56.027
  • not as one of theirteachers of the law.
  • 00:12:56.027 --> 00:12:56.828
  • teachers of the law.And he shared with them
  • 00:12:56.828 --> 00:12:59.264
  • And he shared with thema parable.
  • 00:12:59.264 --> 00:13:01.599
  • a parable.A certain man built a house."
  • 00:13:01.599 --> 00:13:03.101
  • A certain man built a house."Y'all know this story?
  • 00:13:03.101 --> 00:13:03.601
  • Y'all know this story?It's kind of like
  • 00:13:03.601 --> 00:13:04.302
  • It's kind of likethe big, bad wolf,
  • 00:13:04.302 --> 00:13:05.503
  • the big, bad wolf,but it's the big, bad storm.
  • 00:13:05.503 --> 00:13:06.204
  • but it's the big, bad storm.He said, "Two men
  • 00:13:06.204 --> 00:13:07.605
  • He said, "Two menbuilt a house.
  • 00:13:07.605 --> 00:13:08.473
  • built a house.I'll show you what he's like
  • 00:13:08.473 --> 00:13:09.107
  • I'll show you what he's likewho comes to me
  • 00:13:09.107 --> 00:13:09.674
  • who comes to meand puts my words
  • 00:13:09.674 --> 00:13:10.108
  • and puts my wordsinto practice.
  • 00:13:10.108 --> 00:13:10.742
  • into practice.He's like a wise man
  • 00:13:10.742 --> 00:13:11.276
  • He's like a wise manwill build his house
  • 00:13:11.276 --> 00:13:11.776
  • will build his houseon the rock.
  • 00:13:11.776 --> 00:13:12.377
  • on the rock.The rains came down,
  • 00:13:12.377 --> 00:13:12.911
  • The rains came down,the streams rose,
  • 00:13:12.911 --> 00:13:13.311
  • the streams rose,the winds blew
  • 00:13:13.311 --> 00:13:13.945
  • the winds blewand beat against that house,
  • 00:13:13.945 --> 00:13:14.579
  • and beat against that house,yet it did not fall,
  • 00:13:14.579 --> 00:13:16.347
  • yet it did not fall,because it had its foundation
  • 00:13:16.347 --> 00:13:17.649
  • because it had its foundationon the rock."
  • 00:13:17.649 --> 00:13:18.817
  • on the rock."You got that?
  • 00:13:18.817 --> 00:13:20.652
  • You got that?Rains came down,
  • 00:13:20.652 --> 00:13:21.920
  • Rains came down,streams rose,
  • 00:13:21.920 --> 00:13:23.087
  • streams rose,winds blew,
  • 00:13:23.087 --> 00:13:25.190
  • winds blew,and beat up the house.
  • 00:13:25.190 --> 00:13:25.690
  • and beat up the house.That's what happened
  • 00:13:25.690 --> 00:13:26.991
  • That's what happenedto the first house.
  • 00:13:26.991 --> 00:13:28.560
  • to the first house.That's the man who had faith.
  • 00:13:28.560 --> 00:13:29.828
  • That's the man who had faith.Somebody say, "I have faith."
  • 00:13:29.828 --> 00:13:30.461
  • Somebody say, "I have faith."- CONGREGATION: I have faith.
  • 00:13:30.461 --> 00:13:31.062
  • - CONGREGATION: I have faith.- I have faith.
  • 00:13:31.062 --> 00:13:31.529
  • - I have faith.I have faith.
  • 00:13:31.529 --> 00:13:32.263
  • I have faith.I have faith.
  • 00:13:32.263 --> 00:13:34.032
  • I have faith.But listen to what happened
  • 00:13:34.032 --> 00:13:34.566
  • But listen to what happenedto the second man.
  • 00:13:34.566 --> 00:13:35.300
  • to the second man.He was foolish.
  • 00:13:35.300 --> 00:13:35.700
  • He was foolish.He didn't do
  • 00:13:35.700 --> 00:13:36.935
  • He didn't dowhat Jesus had instructed.
  • 00:13:36.935 --> 00:13:37.969
  • what Jesus had instructed.Instead, he built his house
  • 00:13:37.969 --> 00:13:40.104
  • Instead, he built his houseon a sandy foundation,
  • 00:13:40.104 --> 00:13:41.539
  • on a sandy foundation,not a strong foundation.
  • 00:13:41.539 --> 00:13:42.607
  • not a strong foundation.He built his house on something
  • 00:13:42.607 --> 00:13:44.175
  • He built his house on somethingthat was not stable.
  • 00:13:44.175 --> 00:13:46.010
  • that was not stable.And it says that the storm came.
  • 00:13:46.010 --> 00:13:46.978
  • And it says that the storm came.The winds blew,
  • 00:13:46.978 --> 00:13:47.679
  • The winds blew,the rains came down,
  • 00:13:47.679 --> 00:13:48.213
  • 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.
  • 00:13:51.516 --> 00:13:53.952
  • 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.
  • 00:14:01.526 --> 00:14:04.863
  • who did the right thing.Same storm.
  • 00:14:04.863 --> 00:14:10.802
  • 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.
  • 00:14:19.711 --> 00:14:22.347
  • was the storm is over.I thought that would be cool.
  • 00:14:22.347 --> 00:14:22.981
  • I thought that would be cool.I thought that would get
  • 00:14:22.981 --> 00:14:25.283
  • I thought that would geta lot of views on YouTube.
  • 00:14:25.283 --> 00:14:28.253
  • a lot of views on YouTube.The storm is over.
  • 00:14:28.253 --> 00:14:30.989
  • The storm is over.But the Lord said,
  • 00:14:30.989 --> 00:14:31.956
  • But the Lord said,"You can't preach that
  • 00:14:31.956 --> 00:14:34.726
  • "You can't preach thatin good conscience.
  • 00:14:34.726 --> 00:14:35.894
  • in good conscience.Because like these men
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  • Because like these menwho were headed to Rome,
  • 00:14:37.729 --> 00:14:38.363
  • who were headed to Rome,and they didn't know
  • 00:14:38.363 --> 00:14:38.963
  • and they didn't knowhow much longer
  • 00:14:38.963 --> 00:14:41.032
  • how much longerthe storm would rage,
  • 00:14:41.032 --> 00:14:43.401
  • the storm would rage,you've got to teach people
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  • you've got to teach peoplehow to keep their hope
  • 00:14:44.369 --> 00:14:49.307
  • how to keep their hopein a storm."
  • 00:14:49.307 --> 00:14:50.108
  • in a storm."The Lord said,
  • 00:14:50.108 --> 00:14:50.875
  • The Lord said,"You've got to preach
  • 00:14:50.875 --> 00:14:53.311
  • "You've got to preachon staying power.
  • 00:14:53.311 --> 00:14:55.280
  • on staying power.You've gotta tell people
  • 00:14:55.280 --> 00:14:58.449
  • You've gotta tell peopleto stay in faith."
  • 00:14:58.449 --> 00:14:59.217
  • to stay in faith."And doesn't it take faith
  • 00:14:59.217 --> 00:15:00.685
  • And doesn't it take faithto stay?
  • 00:15:00.685 --> 00:15:01.619
  • to stay?Huh?
  • 00:15:01.619 --> 00:15:02.553
  • Huh?Come on, be honest.
  • 00:15:02.553 --> 00:15:03.388
  • Come on, be honest.It's just us.
  • 00:15:03.388 --> 00:15:04.489
  • It's just us.There's not even anybody else
  • 00:15:04.489 --> 00:15:05.356
  • There's not even anybody elsein the church.
  • 00:15:05.356 --> 00:15:06.157
  • in the church.It's just you
  • 00:15:06.157 --> 00:15:07.358
  • It's just youand somebody you live with,
  • 00:15:07.358 --> 00:15:07.926
  • and somebody you live with,and you can't even
  • 00:15:07.926 --> 00:15:09.160
  • and you can't evenbe honest with me like this?
  • 00:15:09.160 --> 00:15:10.295
  • be honest with me like this?How are you ever gonna survive
  • 00:15:10.295 --> 00:15:11.129
  • How are you ever gonna survivein the real world?
  • 00:15:11.129 --> 00:15:14.699
  • in the real world?Doesn't it take faith to stay?
  • 00:15:14.699 --> 00:15:18.036
  • Doesn't it take faith to stay?To stay grateful?
  • 00:15:18.036 --> 00:15:18.970
  • To stay grateful?When everything in you
  • 00:15:18.970 --> 00:15:22.040
  • When everything in youwants to complain.
  • 00:15:22.040 --> 00:15:22.974
  • wants to complain.To stay grateful,
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  • To stay grateful,that takes faith.
  • 00:15:25.109 --> 00:15:25.944
  • that takes faith.Come on, man.
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  • Come on, man.Step out of the boat.
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  • Step out of the boat.I know this message
  • 00:15:28.513 --> 00:15:29.681
  • I know this messageis probably going to be
  • 00:15:29.681 --> 00:15:30.615
  • is probably going to bemy least viewed sermon
  • 00:15:30.615 --> 00:15:36.921
  • my least viewed sermonof all time, but stay.
  • 00:15:36.921 --> 00:15:37.755
  • of all time, but stay.'Cause that's not the only thing
  • 00:15:37.755 --> 00:15:38.856
  • 'Cause that's not the only thingI can control right now.
  • 00:15:38.856 --> 00:15:39.724
  • I can control right now.And that's what he said
  • 00:15:39.724 --> 00:15:40.458
  • And that's what he saidwould save them.
  • 00:15:40.458 --> 00:15:41.359
  • would save them.If you stay,
  • 00:15:41.359 --> 00:15:42.360
  • If you stay,you will be saved.
  • 00:15:42.360 --> 00:15:45.096
  • you will be saved.CONGREGATION: Wow.
  • 00:15:45.096 --> 00:15:46.831
  • - That's when they
  • 00:15:47.365 --> 00:15:48.132
  • - That's when theytaunted Jesus.
  • 00:15:48.132 --> 00:15:49.167
  • taunted Jesus.They said, "Come down
  • 00:15:49.167 --> 00:15:51.736
  • They said, "Come downoff that cross.
  • 00:15:51.736 --> 00:15:53.771
  • off that cross.Do something amazing."
  • 00:15:53.771 --> 00:15:57.308
  • Do something amazing."He said, "I am.
  • 00:15:57.308 --> 00:15:58.076
  • He said, "I am.I am."
  • 00:15:58.076 --> 00:16:00.845
  • I am."[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]And see, He couldn't
  • 00:16:01.512 --> 00:16:02.714
  • And see, He couldn'tcome down and save you
  • 00:16:02.714 --> 00:16:04.682
  • come down and save youat the same time.
  • 00:16:04.682 --> 00:16:05.717
  • at the same time.And God sent me with the word,
  • 00:16:05.717 --> 00:16:08.086
  • And God sent me with the word,"You can't come down right now.
  • 00:16:08.086 --> 00:16:09.454
  • "You can't come down right now.You are like Nehemiah
  • 00:16:09.454 --> 00:16:10.722
  • You are like Nehemiahrebuilding the wall
  • 00:16:10.722 --> 00:16:11.856
  • rebuilding the wallof Jerusalem."
  • 00:16:11.856 --> 00:16:13.591
  • of Jerusalem."He said, "I can't come down.
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  • I hear what they're saying,
  • 00:16:17.128 --> 00:16:19.330
  • I hear what they're saying,but I can't come down right now.
  • 00:16:19.330 --> 00:16:21.199
  • but I can't come down right now.I'm doing a great work."
  • 00:16:21.199 --> 00:16:22.767
  • I'm doing a great work."And the spirit of God says,
  • 00:16:22.767 --> 00:16:24.302
  • And the spirit of God says,"I'm doing a great work
  • 00:16:24.302 --> 00:16:25.036
  • "I'm doing a great workin your life.
  • 00:16:25.036 --> 00:16:26.738
  • in your life.You can't come down now
  • 00:16:26.738 --> 00:16:28.306
  • You can't come down nowto a lower level.
  • 00:16:28.306 --> 00:16:30.241
  • to a lower level.You can't come down now.
  • 00:16:30.241 --> 00:16:33.845
  • You can't come down now.You can't give up hope now.
  • 00:16:33.845 --> 00:16:34.579
  • You can't give up hope now.Not now."
  • 00:16:34.579 --> 00:16:35.880
  • Not now."Somebody shout now.
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  • Somebody shout now.- CONGREGATION: Now.
  • 00:16:36.581 --> 00:16:37.115
  • - CONGREGATION: Now.- Now.
  • 00:16:37.115 --> 00:16:39.150
  • - Now.I gotta stay in this moment,
  • 00:16:39.150 --> 00:16:40.184
  • I gotta stay in this moment,and let patience
  • 00:16:40.184 --> 00:16:42.320
  • and let patiencehave its perfect word.
  • 00:16:42.320 --> 00:16:45.223
  • have its perfect word.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]The proof of faith
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  • The proof of faithis not change.
  • 00:16:46.791 --> 00:16:48.326
  • is not change.It's patience.
  • 00:16:48.326 --> 00:16:49.394
  • It's patience.Patience is the active
  • 00:16:49.394 --> 00:16:51.596
  • Patience is the activeingredient in faith.
  • 00:16:51.596 --> 00:16:54.665
  • ingredient in faith.Patience.
  • 00:16:54.665 --> 00:16:56.667
  • Patience.He decided to stay.
  • 00:16:56.667 --> 00:16:57.435
  • He decided to stay.He could've called
  • 00:16:57.435 --> 00:16:59.270
  • He could've calledlegions of angels,
  • 00:16:59.270 --> 00:17:00.171
  • legions of angels,and they would've come
  • 00:17:00.171 --> 00:17:01.506
  • and they would've comeat His beck and call,
  • 00:17:01.506 --> 00:17:03.374
  • at His beck and call,but He stayed.
  • 00:17:03.374 --> 00:17:05.109
  • but He stayed.He stayed.
  • 00:17:05.109 --> 00:17:06.144
  • He stayed.He stayed.
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  • He stayed.I wonder who will be saved
  • 00:17:08.012 --> 00:17:13.418
  • I wonder who will be savedif you stay.
  • 00:17:13.418 --> 00:17:14.519
  • if you stay.You'll save your own life
  • 00:17:14.519 --> 00:17:16.454
  • You'll save your own lifeif you stay.
  • 00:17:16.454 --> 00:17:19.991
  • if you stay.If you stay praising --
  • 00:17:19.991 --> 00:17:20.625
  • If you stay praising --oh, it's a little bit
  • 00:17:20.625 --> 00:17:22.660
  • oh, it's a little bitof oil on that.
  • 00:17:22.660 --> 00:17:24.062
  • of oil on that.Stay praising.
  • 00:17:24.062 --> 00:17:25.296
  • Stay praising.Stay praising.
  • 00:17:25.296 --> 00:17:26.898
  • Stay praising.Pretend to touch three people.
  • 00:17:26.898 --> 00:17:28.066
  • Pretend to touch three people.Socially distance
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  • Socially distancetouch your neighbor and say,
  • 00:17:29.467 --> 00:17:30.568
  • touch your neighbor and say,"I stay praising.
  • 00:17:30.568 --> 00:17:31.436
  • "I stay praising.I stay praising.
  • 00:17:31.436 --> 00:17:32.470
  • I stay praising.I stay praising."
  • 00:17:32.470 --> 00:17:34.539
  • I stay praising."Because I've decided
  • 00:17:34.539 --> 00:17:37.141
  • Because I've decidedthat that is my survival.
  • 00:17:37.141 --> 00:17:37.975
  • that that is my survival.You hear me?
  • 00:17:37.975 --> 00:17:41.412
  • You hear me?This is not some sort
  • 00:17:41.412 --> 00:17:44.549
  • This is not some sortof extracurricular activity
  • 00:17:44.549 --> 00:17:46.217
  • of extracurricular activitywhere -- I appreciate
  • 00:17:46.217 --> 00:17:48.052
  • where -- I appreciatethe president and the governor
  • 00:17:48.052 --> 00:17:50.521
  • the president and the governorsaying that we are essential.
  • 00:17:50.521 --> 00:17:50.955
  • saying that we are essential.You know?
  • 00:17:50.955 --> 00:17:51.823
  • You know?Essential business.
  • 00:17:51.823 --> 00:17:53.357
  • Essential business.But I knew that way before
  • 00:17:53.357 --> 00:17:54.592
  • But I knew that way beforethe president said it.
  • 00:17:54.592 --> 00:17:56.961
  • the president said it.[Applauding]
  • 00:17:56.961 --> 00:17:57.962
  • [Applauding]I knew that way before
  • 00:17:57.962 --> 00:18:00.064
  • I knew that way beforethe governor said it.
  • 00:18:00.064 --> 00:18:01.933
  • the governor said it.I knew we were essential.
  • 00:18:01.933 --> 00:18:04.168
  • I knew we were essential.This is essential for me.
  • 00:18:04.168 --> 00:18:05.970
  • This is essential for me.I have to praise Him.
  • 00:18:05.970 --> 00:18:07.705
  • I have to praise Him.I've got to praise Him.
  • 00:18:07.705 --> 00:18:09.107
  • I've got to praise Him.I'm under obligation
  • 00:18:09.107 --> 00:18:10.208
  • I'm under obligationto praise Him.
  • 00:18:10.208 --> 00:18:12.043
  • to praise Him.He gave me life itself.
  • 00:18:12.043 --> 00:18:13.845
  • He gave me life itself.If I don't praise Him,
  • 00:18:13.845 --> 00:18:15.613
  • If I don't praise Him,the rocks will cry out.
  • 00:18:15.613 --> 00:18:17.281
  • the rocks will cry out.I gotta praise Him.
  • 00:18:17.281 --> 00:18:21.586
  • I gotta praise Him.I stay praising Him.
  • 00:18:21.586 --> 00:18:24.922
  • I stay praising Him.It takes faith to stay.
  • 00:18:24.922 --> 00:18:28.259
  • It takes faith to stay.It takes faith to stay.
  • 00:18:28.259 --> 00:18:30.027
  • It takes faith to stay.To stay encouraged
  • 00:18:30.027 --> 00:18:34.031
  • To stay encouragedwhile the storm is raging,
  • 00:18:34.031 --> 00:18:35.399
  • while the storm is raging,to stay optimistic
  • 00:18:35.399 --> 00:18:39.570
  • to stay optimisticwhen the world is pessimistic,
  • 00:18:39.570 --> 00:18:41.772
  • when the world is pessimistic,to stay expectant
  • 00:18:41.772 --> 00:18:44.575
  • to stay expectantwhen you've been disappointed,
  • 00:18:44.575 --> 00:18:45.643
  • when you've been disappointed,to stay sweet
  • 00:18:45.643 --> 00:18:49.914
  • to stay sweetwhen the world is sour.
  • 00:18:49.914 --> 00:18:54.185
  • when the world is sour.But staying power,
  • 00:18:54.185 --> 00:18:55.153
  • But staying power,that's what they experienced
  • 00:18:55.153 --> 00:19:00.057
  • that's what they experiencedon the day of Pentecost.
  • 00:19:00.057 --> 00:19:01.192
  • on the day of Pentecost.Because before Jesus left,
  • 00:19:01.192 --> 00:19:03.394
  • Because before Jesus left,He said, "I need you
  • 00:19:03.394 --> 00:19:04.028
  • He said, "I need youto do something.
  • 00:19:04.028 --> 00:19:04.929
  • to do something.This is gonna be hard for you
  • 00:19:04.929 --> 00:19:08.132
  • This is gonna be hard for youto do right now.
  • 00:19:08.132 --> 00:19:11.969
  • to do right now.Stay in Jerusalem.
  • 00:19:11.969 --> 00:19:14.505
  • Stay in Jerusalem.Jeru-Salem.
  • 00:19:14.505 --> 00:19:15.473
  • Jeru-Salem.Salem.
  • 00:19:15.473 --> 00:19:16.974
  • Salem.Peace.
  • 00:19:16.974 --> 00:19:20.811
  • Peace.Stay in the city of peace.
  • 00:19:20.811 --> 00:19:21.779
  • Stay in the city of peace.Even though there's a riot
  • 00:19:21.779 --> 00:19:23.080
  • Even though there's a riotin the streets,
  • 00:19:23.080 --> 00:19:29.086
  • in the streets,stay in the city of peace."
  • 00:19:29.086 --> 00:19:29.487
  • stay in the city of peace."It takes faith
  • 00:19:29.487 --> 00:19:32.423
  • It takes faithto stay in a state of peace.
  • 00:19:32.423 --> 00:19:32.890
  • to stay in a state of peace.It takes faith
  • 00:19:32.890 --> 00:19:33.558
  • It takes faithto stay in a boat
  • 00:19:33.558 --> 00:19:34.926
  • to stay in a boatwhen a storm is raging.
  • 00:19:34.926 --> 00:19:35.760
  • when a storm is raging.It takes faith
  • 00:19:35.760 --> 00:19:36.494
  • It takes faithto stay in the middle
  • 00:19:36.494 --> 00:19:37.195
  • to stay in the middleof the sea.
  • 00:19:37.195 --> 00:19:39.597
  • of the sea.It said that they weren't saved
  • 00:19:39.597 --> 00:19:43.434
  • It said that they weren't saveduntil they cut the ropes.
  • 00:19:43.434 --> 00:19:44.302
  • until they cut the ropes.The Lord told me to tell you,
  • 00:19:44.302 --> 00:19:48.172
  • The Lord told me to tell you,cut the ropes.
  • 00:19:48.172 --> 00:19:49.540
  • cut the ropes.Quit trying to escape the stuff
  • 00:19:49.540 --> 00:19:54.178
  • Quit trying to escape the stuffGod is using to change you.
  • 00:19:54.178 --> 00:19:54.845
  • God is using to change you.You can't be changed
  • 00:19:54.845 --> 00:19:55.646
  • You can't be changedunless you stay.
  • 00:19:55.646 --> 00:19:56.547
  • unless you stay.You can't be saved
  • 00:19:56.547 --> 00:19:57.582
  • You can't be savedunless you stay.
  • 00:19:57.582 --> 00:20:00.484
  • unless you stay.You gotta stay.
  • 00:20:00.484 --> 00:20:01.552
  • You gotta stay.You can't bear more fruit
  • 00:20:01.552 --> 00:20:02.286
  • You can't bear more fruitwhen He's pruning you
  • 00:20:02.286 --> 00:20:03.487
  • when He's pruning youunless you abide in the vine.
  • 00:20:03.487 --> 00:20:07.525
  • unless you abide in the vine.If you cut yourself off.
  • 00:20:07.525 --> 00:20:10.361
  • If you cut yourself off.But if you stay, He said,
  • 00:20:10.361 --> 00:20:11.762
  • But if you stay, He said,"I'm gonna make you
  • 00:20:11.762 --> 00:20:13.731
  • "I'm gonna make youmore fruitful."
  • 00:20:13.731 --> 00:20:14.565
  • more fruitful."And that's what Paul
  • 00:20:14.565 --> 00:20:15.766
  • And that's what Paulhad in mind.
  • 00:20:15.766 --> 00:20:17.235
  • had in mind.Right?
  • 00:20:17.235 --> 00:20:17.935
  • Right?'Cause he always wanted
  • 00:20:17.935 --> 00:20:20.204
  • 'Cause he always wantedto go to Rome.
  • 00:20:20.204 --> 00:20:20.905
  • to go to Rome.So no matter how
  • 00:20:20.905 --> 00:20:21.639
  • So no matter howthe storm raged,
  • 00:20:21.639 --> 00:20:22.139
  • the storm raged,no matter how
  • 00:20:22.139 --> 00:20:24.675
  • no matter howthe boat rocked,
  • 00:20:24.675 --> 00:20:27.211
  • the boat rocked,he said, "I'm going to Rome.
  • 00:20:27.211 --> 00:20:30.481
  • he said, "I'm going to Rome.I have an appointment."
  • 00:20:30.481 --> 00:20:31.282
  • I have an appointment."Would you say it by faith?
  • 00:20:31.282 --> 00:20:32.250
  • Would you say it by faith?I have an appointment.
  • 00:20:32.250 --> 00:20:32.883
  • I have an appointment.- CONGREGATION: I have
  • 00:20:32.883 --> 00:20:33.484
  • - The Lord said,
  • 00:20:36.854 --> 00:20:38.022
  • - The Lord said,"I've appointed you.
  • 00:20:38.022 --> 00:20:38.723
  • "I've appointed you.I've chosen you
  • 00:20:38.723 --> 00:20:42.026
  • I've chosen youto bear much fruit.
  • 00:20:42.026 --> 00:20:42.627
  • to bear much fruit.And the proof
  • 00:20:42.627 --> 00:20:43.527
  • And the proofthat I've appointed you
  • 00:20:43.527 --> 00:20:45.263
  • that I've appointed youto bear more fruit
  • 00:20:45.263 --> 00:20:49.767
  • to bear more fruitis that I am pruning you."
  • 00:20:49.767 --> 00:20:50.935
  • is that I am pruning you."Staying with the ship
  • 00:20:50.935 --> 00:20:55.606
  • Staying with the shipmeans cutting the ropes.
  • 00:20:55.606 --> 00:20:56.507
  • means cutting the ropes.But if I keep on trying
  • 00:20:56.507 --> 00:20:59.443
  • But if I keep on tryingto find a way out of it,
  • 00:20:59.443 --> 00:21:04.248
  • to find a way out of it,how can I be changed through it?
  • 00:21:04.248 --> 00:21:04.815
  • how can I be changed through it?Lord, I thank you
  • 00:21:04.815 --> 00:21:08.719
  • Lord, I thank youfor the faith to stay,
  • 00:21:08.719 --> 00:21:11.689
  • for the faith to stay,the faith to stay.
  • 00:21:11.689 --> 00:21:16.627
  • the faith to stay.You gave me this word.
  • 00:21:16.627 --> 00:21:17.695
  • You gave me this word.And you told me when I studied
  • 00:21:17.695 --> 00:21:18.596
  • And you told me when I studiedthat someone was hearing
  • 00:21:18.596 --> 00:21:21.799
  • that someone was hearingtwo voices right now,
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  • 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,
  • 00:21:51.329 --> 00:21:56.667
  • 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
  • 00:22:19.590 --> 00:22:21.192
  • 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,
  • 00:22:41.912 --> 00:22:42.913
  • 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.
  • 00:22:49.453 --> 00:22:53.824
  • the new situation.God has given you the power
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  • God has given you the powernot only to survive the storm,
  • 00:22:57.762 --> 00:22:58.596
  • not only to survive the storm,but He gave you the power
  • 00:22:58.596 --> 00:23:01.465
  • 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
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  • how to lead the peoplebecause you've lost
  • 00:23:16.480 --> 00:23:17.748
  • because you've lostwhat you are guiding by,
  • 00:23:17.748 --> 00:23:19.150
  • what you are guiding by,I hear the spirit of God
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  • I hear the spirit of Godsaying what Paul said,
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  • 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.
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  • when they got to the shore.He didn't say it would
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  • He didn't say it wouldlook the same.
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  • look the same.He said, "You're gonna
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  • He said, "You're gonnamake it anyway."
  • 00:23:42.573 --> 00:23:50.414
  • 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
  • 00:23:53.451 --> 00:23:54.251
  • through His ministrydid not follow Him
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  • did not follow Himto the cross except John,
  • 00:23:56.387 --> 00:23:58.489
  • to the cross except John,but He made it anyway.
  • 00:23:58.489 --> 00:23:59.557
  • but He made it anyway.What He started with,
  • 00:23:59.557 --> 00:24:00.758
  • What He started with,He did not finish with
  • 00:24:00.758 --> 00:24:01.692
  • He did not finish withon the cross,
  • 00:24:01.692 --> 00:24:03.894
  • on the cross,but He made it anyway.
  • 00:24:03.894 --> 00:24:05.996
  • but He made it anyway.And now we look to Jesus,
  • 00:24:05.996 --> 00:24:06.831
  • And now we look to Jesus,and we hear the echo
  • 00:24:06.831 --> 00:24:08.833
  • and we hear the echoof Paul preaching to us,
  • 00:24:08.833 --> 00:24:10.634
  • of Paul preaching to us,saying, "Last night,
  • 00:24:10.634 --> 00:24:13.337
  • saying, "Last night,an angel of the God whose I am
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  • an angel of the God whose I amand whom I serve,
  • 00:24:15.673 --> 00:24:16.373
  • and whom I serve,He will never leave me
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  • He will never leave menor forsake me,
  • 00:24:17.408 --> 00:24:19.710
  • nor forsake me,there was an angel beside me.
  • 00:24:19.710 --> 00:24:21.745
  • 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,
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  • 'Cause this boat,this boat is not gonna
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  • this boat is not gonnaever sail again.
  • 00:24:29.119 --> 00:24:31.288
  • ever sail again.It's gonna break apart."
  • 00:24:31.288 --> 00:24:33.657
  • It's gonna break apart."But you know what's crazy?
  • 00:24:33.657 --> 00:24:35.960
  • But you know what's crazy?God got them there
  • 00:24:35.960 --> 00:24:39.497
  • God got them thereon the pieces of the boat,
  • 00:24:39.497 --> 00:24:40.397
  • on the pieces of the boat,even though the storm
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  • - Right now, in this moment,
  • 00:24:44.568 --> 00:24:45.369
  • - Right now, in this moment,your life is being
  • 00:24:45.369 --> 00:24:47.538
  • your life is beingsteered in a direction.
  • 00:24:47.538 --> 00:24:49.540
  • steered in a direction.It may be toward your calling,
  • 00:24:49.540 --> 00:24:50.207
  • It may be toward your calling,it may be away
  • 00:24:50.207 --> 00:24:51.542
  • it may be awayfrom your calling.
  • 00:24:51.542 --> 00:24:52.543
  • from your calling.But your life is being
  • 00:24:52.543 --> 00:24:53.844
  • like a ship in the water.
  • 00:24:55.746 --> 00:24:57.915
  • like a ship in the water.The destination is determined
  • 00:24:57.915 --> 00:25:01.485
  • The destination is determinedby who or what is at the wheel.
  • 00:25:01.485 --> 00:25:02.152
  • by who or what is at the wheel.If you're steering
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  • If you're steeringby your feelings,
  • 00:25:03.387 --> 00:25:05.489
  • by your feelings,instead of by the spirit of God,
  • 00:25:05.489 --> 00:25:06.390
  • instead of by the spirit of God,it's just a matter of time
  • 00:25:06.390 --> 00:25:07.758
  • it's just a matter of timebefore you get off course.
  • 00:25:07.758 --> 00:25:09.627
  • before you get off course.Sometimes, it happens slowly.
  • 00:25:09.627 --> 00:25:10.427
  • Sometimes, it happens slowly.We don't even realize
  • 00:25:10.427 --> 00:25:12.162
  • We don't even realizethe gradual drift.
  • 00:25:12.162 --> 00:25:13.030
  • the gradual drift.Because, the world gets us
  • 00:25:13.030 --> 00:25:14.765
  • Because, the world gets uswalking in its ways;
  • 00:25:14.765 --> 00:25:18.369
  • walking in its ways;what we see, what we feel,
  • 00:25:18.369 --> 00:25:20.204
  • what we see, what we feel,what we think.
  • 00:25:20.204 --> 00:25:21.772
  • what we think.But as children of God,
  • 00:25:21.772 --> 00:25:22.740
  • But as children of God,we have to learn how to
  • 00:25:22.740 --> 00:25:24.608
  • because feelings come and go.
  • 00:25:26.410 --> 00:25:27.478
  • because feelings come and go.I mean, one minute,
  • 00:25:27.478 --> 00:25:28.579
  • I mean, one minute,you're telling yourself
  • 00:25:28.579 --> 00:25:29.914
  • you're telling yourselfyou can take on the world.
  • 00:25:29.914 --> 00:25:30.514
  • you can take on the world.And the next minute,
  • 00:25:30.514 --> 00:25:31.148
  • And the next minute,all you wanna do
  • 00:25:31.148 --> 00:25:32.616
  • all you wanna dois get under the covers
  • 00:25:32.616 --> 00:25:33.884
  • is get under the coverswith some cookies.
  • 00:25:33.884 --> 00:25:34.485
  • with some cookies.I know you know
  • 00:25:34.485 --> 00:25:35.653
  • I know you knowwhat I am saying.
  • 00:25:35.653 --> 00:25:36.654
  • what I am saying.God's truth
  • 00:25:36.654 --> 00:25:38.556
  • God's truthis the only constant.
  • 00:25:38.556 --> 00:25:40.090
  • is the only constant.It's time to fix your focus
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  • It's time to fix your focuson the provision of God
  • 00:25:41.892 --> 00:25:43.127
  • on the provision of Godnot the lack in your life,
  • 00:25:43.127 --> 00:25:44.128
  • not the lack in your life,the protection of God,
  • 00:25:44.128 --> 00:25:45.262
  • the protection of God,not the danger around you.
  • 00:25:45.262 --> 00:25:47.064
  • not the danger around you.And the purposes of God
  • 00:25:47.064 --> 00:25:48.299
  • And the purposes of Godinstead of whatever
  • 00:25:48.299 --> 00:25:49.633
  • instead of whateverlittle urgent crises
  • 00:25:49.633 --> 00:25:51.302
  • little urgent crisespops up in your day.
  • 00:25:51.302 --> 00:25:52.436
  • pops up in your day.You can survive the storms
  • 00:25:52.436 --> 00:25:54.438
  • - In a year that hasn't gone
  • 00:25:56.106 --> 00:25:58.242
  • the way anyone expected,
  • 00:25:58.242 --> 00:25:59.209
  • it's easy to feel like
  • 00:25:59.209 --> 00:26:00.844
  • things won't get better.
  • 00:26:00.844 --> 00:26:01.745
  • For some, it feels like
  • 00:26:01.745 --> 00:26:03.581
  • storm after storm,
  • 00:26:03.581 --> 00:26:05.816
  • situation after situation.
  • 00:26:05.816 --> 00:26:07.484
  • Just surviving has been
  • 00:26:07.484 --> 00:26:09.420
  • considered success.
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  • But what if there was
  • 00:26:10.321 --> 00:26:12.222
  • a purpose in the storm?
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  • What if it's less about
  • 00:26:13.223 --> 00:26:14.725
  • the reason all this happened
  • 00:26:14.725 --> 00:26:16.026
  • and more about discovering
  • 00:26:16.026 --> 00:26:17.828
  • who God is in the midst
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  • - None of us pictured this.
  • 00:26:21.899 --> 00:26:24.902
  • - None of us pictured this.I know you didn't picture this.
  • 00:26:24.902 --> 00:26:26.236
  • I know you didn't picture this.God isn't building your picture.
  • 00:26:26.236 --> 00:26:27.471
  • God isn't building your picture.He's building His purpose.
  • 00:26:27.471 --> 00:26:32.142
  • He's building His purpose.God has given you the power
  • 00:26:32.142 --> 00:26:36.046
  • God has given you the powernot only to survive the storm,
  • 00:26:36.046 --> 00:26:36.947
  • not only to survive the storm,but He gave you the power
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  • "Making Sense of Setbacks",
  • 00:26:41.151 --> 00:26:42.086
  • Pastor Steven Furtick
  • 00:26:42.086 --> 00:26:43.187
  • will help you discover
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  • that even when you
  • 00:26:44.188 --> 00:26:44.989
  • can't make sense
  • 00:26:44.989 --> 00:26:46.724
  • of the situations you face,
  • 00:26:46.724 --> 00:26:50.094
  • God is still with you in them.
  • 00:26:50.094 --> 00:26:51.795
  • 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 ♪
  • 00:27:04.875 --> 00:27:06.110
  • ♪ Will be laid down ♪
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  • ♪ At His feet ♪
  • 00:27:09.780 --> 00:27:12.583
  • ♪ 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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