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August 12, 2019
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  • (Phil Wickham: This is the Day) CAN YOU SEE IT?
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  • LIGHT SHINES INTO THE DARKNESS BRINGING
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  • HOPE TO THE HOPELESS.
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  • IT IS LEADING YOU TO LIFE.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • THIS IS YOUR BEGINNING.
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  • AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND.
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  • I CAN HEAR THE ANGELS SING.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY FOR A NEW BEGINNING.
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  • AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND.
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  • O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THE ANGELS ARE SINGING.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
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  • [Swishing metal sound]
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  • (Unidentified female) TAKE A LOOK AT THIS
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  • BILLBOARD RIGHT HERE.
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  • IT SHOWS EVANGELIST GREG LAURIE HOLDING A BIBLE.
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  • (Unidentified male) WHEN I READ THIS
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  • I JUST FLIPPED OUT.
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  • (Unidentified female) A VERY DISTURBING STORY
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  • THAT GREG LAURIE HAS BEEN FORCED TO TAKE DOWN A
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  • SERIES OF BILLBOARDS.
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  • (Unidentified male) YOU OUGHT TO TRY BEING
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  • IN THE CHRISTIAN WORLD.
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  • (Unidentified males) IT DOESN'T SAY
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  • HOLY BIBLE OR ANYTHING.
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  • IT IS JUST A BLACK BOOK.
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  • THESE PEOPLE ARE OUT OF THEIR MIND.
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  • WHY IS EVERYONE SO SENSITIVE AND
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  • OFFENDED BY THE BIBLE?
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  • THERE IS SO MUCH GOOD THAT COMES OUT OF CHRISTIANITY.
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  • WHY IS IT ALL OF A SUDDEN OFFENSIVE TO EVEN
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  • REFERENCE THIS BOOK?
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  • INSTEAD OF BEING OFFENDED BY IT MAYBE MORE PEOPLE
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  • OUGHT TO READ IT AND SEE WHAT IT HAS TO SAY.
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  • (Unidentified people) WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS
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  • ABOUT THE BIBLE?
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  • IT'S A BOOK.
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  • IT'S A RELIGIOUS BOOK.
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  • RELIGION IS EVERYONE'S OWN BUSINESS.
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  • I MEAN IT IS NOT MY RELIGION.
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  • I DON'T BELIEVE IN IT, BUT I RESPECT IT.
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  • I NEVER REALLY GIVE IT A THOUGHT.
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  • I JUST KIND OF LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT RELIGION.
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  • I FEEL LIKE THIS THING HAS BEEN MISGUIDED.
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  • I FEEL LIKE IT HAS DIVIDED PEOPLE.
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  • I DON'T REALLY SEE A LOT OF GOOD IN IT ANYMORE.
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  • IF SOMEBODY BELIEVES IN GOD HE SHOULD AND IF HE
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  • DOESN'T IT IS OKAY.
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  • (Greg Laurie) LISTEN. THE BIBLE
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  • IS THE UNCOMPROMISING WORD OF GOD.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO HEAL MARRIAGES.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO CURE THE ADDICTED.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO MELT THE HARDENED HEART.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO COMFORT THE BEREAVED.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO GIVE HOPE TO THE HOPELESS.
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  • THAT IS WHY I BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE BECAUSE
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  • THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • [Applause]
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  • AMERICA NEEDS A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.
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  • WE NEED A REVIVAL.
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  • [Applause]
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  • AND CALIFORNIA, OH YES, CALIFORNIA NEEDS
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  • A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING AS WELL.
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  • [Applause]
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  • AND IT STARTS RIGHT HERE RIGHT
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  • NOW WITH US.
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  • WHAT IS A REVIVAL?
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  • WE THROW THAT WORD AROUND A LOT AS CHRISTIANS.
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  • WE NEED A REVIVAL.
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  • WHAT IS A REVIVAL?
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  • WELL JUST USE A DIFFERENT WORD.
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  • A RESTORATION.
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  • YOU SEE A SUPER COOL CLASSIC CAR CRUISING DOWN
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  • THE ROAD THAT IS A REVIVED CAR RESTORED
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  • TO ORIGINAL CONDITION.
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  • WE NEED TO BE THE CHURCH THAT GOD WANTS US TO BE.
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  • THE CHURCH OF THE FIRST CENTURY TURNED THEIR WORLD
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  • UPSIDE DOWN AND WE NEED TO GET BACK TO DOING THAT
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  • AGAIN BY PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL AND PRAYING FOR
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  • A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.
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  • [Applause]
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  • THE CHURCH HAS TWO SECRET WEAPONS.
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  • THEY ARE NOT PROTEST AND BOYCOTT, NOR ARE THEY
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  • REGISTER AND VOTE AS IMPORTANT AS THAT IS.
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  • AND I THINK EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD REGISTER
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  • AND VOTE, BUT IT'S NOT OUR SECRET WEAPON.
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  • THE SECRET WEAPONS OF THE CHURCH ARE
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  • PRAYER AND PROCLAMATION.
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  • PRAYER AND PREACHING.
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  • PRAYING FOR GOD TO MOVE AND THEN GETTING THE
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  • GOSPEL OUT, AND THAT'S WHY WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR
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  • 29 YEARS AT THE SOCAL HARVEST.
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  • BUT I WANT TO HAVE A PRAYER FOR OUR STATE AND A
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  • PRAYER FOR OUR NATION RIGHT NOW.
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  • SO I WANT YOU TO GRAB YOUR PHONE BECAUSE WE'RE GOING
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  • TO USE OUR PHONES TOGETHER.
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  • GET YOUR PHONE OUT AND TURN IT TO
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  • THE FLASHLIGHT FEATURE.
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  • YOU KNOW THAT FEATURE I'M TALKING ABOUT.
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  • TURN YOUR FLASHLIGHT ON.
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  • OH, LOOK AT ALL THOSE LIGHTS.
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  • I GOT MINE ON. I LOVE THAT.
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  • NOW, YOU SEE WHEN WE HAVE A LOT OF LIGHTS IT
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  • MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
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  • BUT YOU KNOW, IF THERE WAS ONLY ONE PERSON IN THIS
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  • STADIUM WITH THEIR LIGHT ON, IF IT WAS A LITTLE BIT
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  • DARKER WE'D BE ABLE TO SEE IT.
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  • YOU KNOW LIKE WHEN YOU GO TO THE MOVIES AND THEY
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  • TELL YOU "DON'T USE YOUR CELL PHONE" AND THERE'S
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  • THAT ONE OBNOXIOUS PERSON, USUALLY A GUY, WHO IS
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  • CHECKING HIS TEXTS AT THE MOST IMPORTANT SCENE IN
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  • THE FILM AND IT DISTRACTS YOU.
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  • YOUR EYES DRAW TO THE LIGHT.
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  • MY POINT IS SIMPLY THIS: LIGHT SHINES BRIGHTER WHEN
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  • THINGS ARE REALLY DARK.
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  • THINGS ARE DARK IN OUR NATION RIGHT NOW.
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  • THINGS ARE DARK IN OUR STATE RIGHT NOW.
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  • WE NEED TO SHINE THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS
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  • CHRIST BECAUSE JESUS SAYS, "LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE
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  • BEFORE MEN THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS AND
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  • GIVE GLORY TO YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN."
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  • SO I WANT US ALL TO PRAY.
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  • PRAY FOR OUR STATE, PRAY FOR OUR NATION THAT
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  • GOD WOULD WORK.
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  • LISTEN, THE LAST GREAT SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
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  • HAPPENED RIGHT HERE IN CALIFORNIA.
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  • IT WAS CALLED THE JESUS MOVEMENT.
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  • THE JESUS REVOLUTION.
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  • I PRAY GOD WILL DO IT AGAIN HERE IN CALIFORNIA.
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  • IT'S POSSIBLE.
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  • [Applause]
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  • THIS IS AN INFLUENTIAL STATE.
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  • WHAT HAPPENS IN CALIFORNIA INFLUENCES THE REST OF THE
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  • NATION FOR BETTER AND FOR WORSE.
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  • LET'S PRAY IT'S SOMETHING FOR BETTER TONIGHT.
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  • SO LET'S ALL PRAY.
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  • IN FACT, LET'S ALL STAND UP.
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  • LET'S ALL STAND UP NOW.
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  • I KNOW I TOLD YOU TO SIT DOWN, BUT NOW
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  • LET'S ALL STAND UP.
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  • JOIN ME IN THIS PRAYER.
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  • NOW FATHER, OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, OUR GOOD GOOD
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  • FATHER, WE KNOW THAT YOU LIKE TO BLESS US EVEN MORE
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  • THAN WE LIKE TO BE BLESSED.
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  • AND WE KNOW THAT YOU'VE TOLD US IN SCRIPTURE THAT
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  • IF YOUR PEOPLE, THAT'S US, WHICH ARE CALLED BY YOUR
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  • NAME WOULD TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS AND CALL OUT
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  • TO YOU IN PRAYER THEN YOU WOULD HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND
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  • FORGIVE OUR SIN AND HEAL OUR LAND.
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  • LORD, WE ASK YOU TO SEND ANOTHER JESUS
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  • MOVEMENT TO CALIFORNIA.
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  • WE ASK YOU LORD, TO SEND A REVIVAL, AN AWAKENING,
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  • TO AMERICA.
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  • AND LORD, LET IT START WITH US.
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  • LET IT START WITH ME.
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  • THAT EACH OF US WOULD WALK WITH YOU AS WE OUGHT TO.
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  • FOLLOWING YOU, TURNING FROM SIN, LIVING GODLY AND
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  • RIGHTEOUS LIVES SHARING OUR FAITH WITH OTHERS
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  • BEING AN ACTIVE PART OF A CHURCH, LORD.
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  • LET IT START WITH US.
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  • THIS IS OUR PRAYER TO HEAVEN FOR YOUR BLESSING.
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  • AND WE ASK THIS NOW IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • [Applause]
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  • I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE.
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  • THE TITLE OF MY MESSAGE TONIGHT IS FORGIVEN AND
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  • FREE, AND IT'S BASED ON JOHN CHAPTER 8.
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  • I'LL BE READING FROM THE BIBLE IN A FEW MOMENTS.
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  • YOU KNOW, YEARS AGO MY OLDEST SON CHRISTOPHER
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  • CAME HOME WITH A RAT.
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  • NO PLAN. NO CAGE.
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  • JUST A RAT.
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  • HE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO BUY A RAT, SO
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  • HE'S GOT A RAT ON HIS SHOULDER LIKE WHAT
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  • PROMPTED YOU TO DO THAT?
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  • HE SAID, "OH, I THOUGHT THE RAT WAS COOL SO I
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  • BOUGHT IT." SO ALL RIGHT.
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  • WELL, WE BETTER GET A CAGE, SO WE WENT AND WE
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  • GOT A CAGE AND PUT THE RAT IN THERE.
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  • I SAID "WHAT DO YOU WANT TO NAME HIM?"
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  • HE NAMED HIM NICODEMUS.
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  • THAT'S A GUY FROM THE BIBLE.
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  • NICODEMUS THE RAT.
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  • HE EVEN PUT THE NAME OF THE RAT OVER THE TOP OF
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  • THE DOOR OF THE LITTLE HOUSE.
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  • AND SO WE WENT TO BED THAT NIGHT THINKING IT WAS SO
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  • COOL THAT NICODEMUS THE RAT HAD HIS
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  • OWN LITTLE HOUSE THERE.
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  • WE CAME BACK THE NEXT MORNING AND THE HOUSE WAS
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  • GONE BECAUSE NICODEMUS THE RAT ATE THE HOUSE, AND
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  • THAT'S BECAUSE A RAT IS A RAT.
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  • YOU CAN'T CHANGE THE NATURE OF AN ANIMAL.
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  • THE BIBLE EVEN SAYS, "CAN A LEOPARD CHANGE ITS SPOTS?"
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  • AND THEN WE ASK THE QUESTION: CAN PEOPLE CHANGE?
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  • ARE WE JUST THE VICTIM OF FATE?
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  • NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED IN LIFE WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH
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  • THE HAND THAT WE'VE BEEN DEALT; AND THEREFORE, I
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  • HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT WHO I WILL BE.
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  • NO, I DON'T THINK THAT'S TRUE.
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  • PEOPLE CAN CHANGE, BUT WE CAN'T CHANGE OURSELVES ANY
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  • MORE THAN A DROWNING MAN CAN SAVE HIMSELF.
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  • WE NEED SOMEONE ELSE TO SAVE US, SOMEONE ELSE
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  • TO CHANGE US.
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  • SOMETIMES WE THINK WELL IF I JUST CHANGE THE OUTSIDE
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  • I'LL BE DIFFERENT ON THE INSIDE.
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  • BUT OF COURSE, THAT DOESN'T WORK.
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  • SEE, THAT'S NOT GOING TO CHANGE WHO YOU
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  • ARE ON THE INSIDE.
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  • GOD CAN CHANGE YOU ON THE INSIDE BECAUSE YOU'VE
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  • TRIED TO BE A BETTER PERSON, YOU'VE TRIED TO
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  • BREAK FREE FROM THE POWER OF ALCOHOL, YOU'VE TRIED
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  • TO TURN AWAY FROM THAT LIFESTYLE OF DRUGS, YOU'VE
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  • TRIED TO LIVE THAT SEXUALLY PURE LIFE BUT
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  • NONE OF IT HAS REALLY WORKED HAS IT?
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  • WELL THAT'S BECAUSE THE PROBLEM IS WITHIN.
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  • SOME WILL SAY, "THE ANSWER IS WITHIN."
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  • NO, THE PROBLEM IS WITHIN.
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  • THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM IS THE PROBLEM OF THE HEART.
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  • [Swishing metal sound]
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  • LET THE WHOLE WORLD BLESS OUR GOD
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  • AND LOUDLY SING HIS PRAISES.
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  • WHEN WE GATHER TOGETHER IN WORSHIP
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  • IT GIVES US PERSPECTIVE.
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  • IT SHIFTS OUR FOCUS FROM THE THINGS OF THIS EARTH
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  • TO THE HEART OF HEAVEN.
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  • IT REMINDS US OF HIS PROMISES AND GROUNDS
  • 00:11:08.280 --> 00:11:12.090
  • US IN HIS GRACE.
  • 00:11:12.120 --> 00:11:13.270
  • 00:11:14.000 --> 00:11:15.130
  • OH, CLAP YOUR HANDS ALL YOU PEOPLES.
  • 00:11:15.160 --> 00:11:18.130
  • SHOUT TO GOD WITH THE VOICE OF TRIUMPH.
  • 00:11:18.160 --> 00:11:21.220
  • HE IS ALWAYS WORTHY OF OUR WORSHIP.
  • 00:11:21.250 --> 00:11:25.060
  • 00:11:25.090 --> 00:11:28.200
  • IT'S TRUE THAT IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED
  • 00:11:28.230 --> 00:11:31.000
  • THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.
  • 00:11:31.030 --> 00:11:32.210
  • BUT LET'S BE HONEST, OVER TIME THIS WORLD
  • 00:11:32.240 --> 00:11:34.170
  • HAS BEEN IN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL.
  • 00:11:34.200 --> 00:11:36.140
  • THIS WORLD, AMERICA, IS IN NEED OF A CHANGE;
  • 00:11:36.170 --> 00:11:38.250
  • IN NEED OF HELP. IT'S IN NEED OF HOPE.
  • 00:11:38.280 --> 00:11:40.260
  • IT WON'T COME FROM A CAPED CRUSADER,
  • 00:11:40.290 --> 00:11:42.220
  • A SUPERHERO OR A MASKED MAN.
  • 00:11:42.250 --> 00:11:44.230
  • THE TRUE CHANGE WILL COME FROM
  • 00:11:44.260 --> 00:11:46.140
  • SOMEONE LIKE YOU AND ME.
  • 00:11:46.170 --> 00:11:48.090
  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE THAT SEES THE PROBLEMS
  • 00:11:48.120 --> 00:11:50.180
  • IN OUR CULTURE AND WANTS TO BRING SOLUTIONS.
  • 00:11:50.210 --> 00:11:53.020
  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE READY TO LIVE OUT THE
  • 00:11:53.050 --> 00:11:55.100
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE AND SHOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE
  • 00:11:55.130 --> 00:11:57.050
  • A FOLLOWER OF JESUS.
  • 00:11:57.080 --> 00:11:58.150
  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE WHO IS PREPARED TO BRING
  • 00:11:58.180 --> 00:12:00.160
  • THE GOSPEL WITHOUT SHAME TO THOSE
  • 00:12:00.190 --> 00:12:02.090
  • THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH.
  • 00:12:02.120 --> 00:12:03.170
  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE WHO WOULD PUT THEIR FAITH
  • 00:12:03.200 --> 00:12:05.210
  • INTO ACTION AND TAKE RISKS FOR GOD'S GLORY.
  • 00:12:05.240 --> 00:12:08.250
  • ARE YOU READY TO BE A WORLD CHANGER?
  • 00:12:08.280 --> 00:12:12.070
  • 00:12:12.100 --> 00:12:18.130
  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
  • 00:12:18.160 --> 00:12:26.080
  • 00:12:26.110 --> 00:12:28.290
  • THE BIBLE TELLS US THE HEART, WHO WE ARE ON THE
  • 00:12:29.020 --> 00:12:31.270
  • INSIDE IS DESPERATELY WICKED, WHO
  • 00:12:32.000 --> 00:12:35.080
  • CAN REALLY KNOW IT.
  • 00:12:35.110 --> 00:12:37.020
  • GOD CAN CHANGE OUR HEART.
  • 00:12:37.050 --> 00:12:39.030
  • I WANT TO TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT A GIRL
  • 00:12:39.060 --> 00:12:40.270
  • THAT MESSED UP BIG TIME.
  • 00:12:41.000 --> 00:12:43.070
  • SHE GOT CAUGHT HAVING SEX WITH SOME GUY AND
  • 00:12:43.100 --> 00:12:45.170
  • EVERYTHING JUST BLEW UP, AND THAT'S HAPPENING TO SO
  • 00:12:45.200 --> 00:12:48.240
  • MANY MEN AND WOMEN TODAY WITH SEX HOOK-UP APPS
  • 00:12:48.270 --> 00:12:52.070
  • LIKE TINDER AND PURE.
  • 00:12:52.100 --> 00:12:54.140
  • ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS SWIPE RIGHT AND GET
  • 00:12:54.170 --> 00:12:56.270
  • YOURSELF INTO ALL KINDS OF TROUBLE.
  • 00:12:57.000 --> 00:12:59.250
  • AND THEN A GIRL FINDS HERSELF PREGNANT AND THE
  • 00:12:59.280 --> 00:13:02.150
  • FIRST THING SHE MIGHT EVEN CONSIDER OR SOMEONE ELSE
  • 00:13:02.180 --> 00:13:05.030
  • MIGHT ENCOURAGE HER TO DO IS GO GET AN ABORTION.
  • 00:13:05.060 --> 00:13:08.110
  • ABORTION IS NEVER THE RIGHT CHOICE BECAUSE
  • 00:13:08.140 --> 00:13:11.210
  • YOU'RE TAKING THE LIFE OF AN UNBORN CHILD MADE IN
  • 00:13:11.240 --> 00:13:14.290
  • THE IMAGE OF GOD.
  • 00:13:15.020 --> 00:13:16.170
  • [Applause]
  • 00:13:16.200 --> 00:13:21.110
  • THIS IS PERSONAL TO ME BECAUSE I
  • 00:13:21.140 --> 00:13:23.240
  • WAS CONCEIVED OUT OF WEDLOCK AS WAS MENTIONED
  • 00:13:23.270 --> 00:13:26.100
  • IN A VIDEO THAT PLAYED EARLIER.
  • 00:13:26.130 --> 00:13:28.200
  • MY MOM HAD A FLING WITH SOME GUY IN BETWEEN HUSBANDS.
  • 00:13:28.230 --> 00:13:31.260
  • SHE WAS MARRIED AND DIVORCED SEVEN TIMES AND
  • 00:13:31.290 --> 00:13:33.260
  • VOILA , I WAS CONCEIVED.
  • 00:13:33.290 --> 00:13:35.290
  • I'M SO GLAD MY MOM DIDN'T GO AND GET AN ABORTION.
  • 00:13:36.020 --> 00:13:39.090
  • I READ A QUOTE RECENTLY FROM STEVE JOBS,
  • 00:13:39.120 --> 00:13:41.220
  • OF COURSE, THE FOUNDER OF APPLE.
  • 00:13:41.250 --> 00:13:43.250
  • PROBABLY MADE THE PHONE YOU HAVE IN YOUR POCKET.
  • 00:13:43.280 --> 00:13:46.180
  • HE WAS PUT UP FOR ADOPTION BECAUSE HIS MOTHER GOT
  • 00:13:46.210 --> 00:13:48.280
  • PREGNANT AND DIDN'T WANT TO RAISE HIM SO SHE PUT
  • 00:13:49.010 --> 00:13:53.030
  • HIM UP FOR ADOPTION AND A FAMILY TOOK HIM
  • 00:13:53.060 --> 00:13:55.010
  • IN AND RAISED HIM.
  • 00:13:55.040 --> 00:13:56.200
  • AND JOBS SAID, "I WANTED TO MEET MY BIOLOGICAL
  • 00:13:56.230 --> 00:13:59.200
  • MOTHER TO THANK HER BECAUSE I'M GLAD I DIDN'T
  • 00:13:59.230 --> 00:14:02.100
  • END UP AS AN ABORTION." YEAH, THAT'S TRUE.
  • 00:14:02.130 --> 00:14:06.140
  • YOU KNOW, IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW.
  • 00:14:06.170 --> 00:14:10.260
  • YOU SAY, "WELL, NO GREG.
  • 00:14:10.290 --> 00:14:11.160
  • YOU'RE WRONG ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:14:11.190 --> 00:14:12.240
  • ACTUALLY, LIFE BEGINS AT BIRTH." NO IT DOESN'T.
  • 00:14:12.270 --> 00:14:16.090
  • LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION.
  • 00:14:16.120 --> 00:14:18.010
  • IN FACT, THE BIBLE TELLS US IN PSALM 139, "LIKE AN
  • 00:14:18.040 --> 00:14:21.270
  • OPEN BOOK, YOU WATCHED ME GROW FROM CONCEPTION TO
  • 00:14:22.000 --> 00:14:26.000
  • BIRTH; ALL THE STAGES OF MY LIFE WERE SPREAD OUT
  • 00:14:26.030 --> 00:14:29.020
  • BEFORE YOU, THE DAYS OF MY LIFE ALL PREPARED."
  • 00:14:29.050 --> 00:14:33.030
  • I HAVE A NEW FRIEND.
  • 00:14:33.060 --> 00:14:34.020
  • HIS NAME IS JOHN.
  • 00:14:34.050 --> 00:14:35.110
  • HE TOLD ME AN AMAZING STORY RECENTLY.
  • 00:14:35.140 --> 00:14:37.290
  • HIS MOTHER WAS DATE-RAPED BY A MAN AND SHE GOT
  • 00:14:38.020 --> 00:14:43.060
  • PREGNANT, AND THEN SHE ENDED UP MARRYING THIS MAN
  • 00:14:43.090 --> 00:14:48.080
  • WHO THEN ABANDONED HER, BUT SHE HAD A SON.
  • 00:14:48.110 --> 00:14:51.120
  • SHE NAMED HIM JOHN.
  • 00:14:51.150 --> 00:14:52.210
  • JOHN WENT ON TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN AND HE WENT ON
  • 00:14:52.240 --> 00:14:57.230
  • TO BECOME A VERY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN.
  • 00:14:57.260 --> 00:15:01.080
  • BUT HE IS VERY THANKFUL HIS MOTHER CARRIED HIM TO
  • 00:15:01.110 --> 00:15:04.040
  • TERM BECAUSE HIS MOTHER TOLD HIM LATER WHEN HE WAS
  • 00:15:04.070 --> 00:15:06.250
  • A BIT OLDER, "SON, IF ABORTION HAD BEEN LEGAL I
  • 00:15:06.280 --> 00:15:10.020
  • WOULD'VE GOTTEN AN ABORTION." BUT THANKFULLY
  • 00:15:10.050 --> 00:15:12.190
  • SHE DIDN'T MAKE THAT CHOICE.
  • 00:15:12.220 --> 00:15:14.060
  • IN FACT, JOHN IS HERE TONIGHT.
  • 00:15:14.090 --> 00:15:15.280
  • AND IN FACT, HIS NAME IS JOHN COX AND HE'S RUNNING
  • 00:15:16.010 --> 00:15:18.140
  • TO BE THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:15:18.170 --> 00:15:21.030
  • SO JOHN, WELCOME.
  • 00:15:21.060 --> 00:15:22.170
  • [Applause]
  • 00:15:22.200 --> 00:15:31.220
  • GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE.
  • 00:15:31.250 --> 00:15:33.050
  • BUT LISTEN, GIRLS GET INTO TROUBLE MORALLY.
  • 00:15:33.080 --> 00:15:37.000
  • WE TALKED TO MADELINE CARROLL.
  • 00:15:37.030 --> 00:15:40.020
  • AND YOU KNOW, IF MADELINE WANTED TO ALLOW HOLLYWOOD
  • 00:15:40.050 --> 00:15:43.130
  • PEOPLE TO SEXUALIZE HER AND TO OBJECTIFY HER SHE
  • 00:15:43.160 --> 00:15:49.080
  • COULD'VE HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL SECOND PHASE OF
  • 00:15:49.110 --> 00:15:52.080
  • HER CAREER, NOT A CHILD STAR NOW, BUT A YOUNG
  • 00:15:52.110 --> 00:15:55.060
  • ADULT AND COULD'VE BEEN KNOWN BY EVERYBODY.
  • 00:15:55.090 --> 00:15:58.240
  • BUT SHE MADE A CHOICE, SHE MADE A MORAL CHOICE BASED
  • 00:15:58.270 --> 00:16:02.080
  • ON WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.
  • 00:16:02.110 --> 00:16:04.250
  • BUT THIS IS A STORY OF A WOMAN WHO MADE THE WRONG
  • 00:16:04.280 --> 00:16:06.200
  • CHOICE AND SHE ENDED UP BEING CAUGHT BY A BUNCH OF
  • 00:16:06.230 --> 00:16:12.150
  • RELIGIOUS PEOPLE AND BROUGHT AND THROWN AT
  • 00:16:12.180 --> 00:16:14.060
  • THE FEET OF JESUS.
  • 00:16:14.090 --> 00:16:17.180
  • YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW, GIRLS, SOME OF YOU MAY
  • 00:16:17.210 --> 00:16:18.270
  • THINK THAT SOME GUY IS GOING TO COME AND
  • 00:16:19.000 --> 00:16:20.270
  • MEET YOUR DEEPEST NEEDS.
  • 00:16:21.000 --> 00:16:23.110
  • YOU'RE PUTTING ALL YOUR HOPE IN A
  • 00:16:23.140 --> 00:16:24.280
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH A MAN.
  • 00:16:25.010 --> 00:16:26.110
  • SOME OF YOU GUYS THINK A GIRL IS GOING TO MEET
  • 00:16:26.140 --> 00:16:28.170
  • YOUR DEEPEST NEEDS.
  • 00:16:28.200 --> 00:16:29.240
  • LOOK, THERE'S A PLACE FOR RELATIONSHIPS.
  • 00:16:29.270 --> 00:16:32.070
  • I'M SO THANKFUL TO BE MARRIED TO A WONDERFUL
  • 00:16:32.100 --> 00:16:35.090
  • WOMAN LIKE CATHE ALL THESE YEARS, BUT THERE'S A HOLE
  • 00:16:35.120 --> 00:16:38.200
  • DEEP INSIDE OF YOU THAT A MAN CAN'T FILL AND
  • 00:16:38.230 --> 00:16:41.260
  • A WOMAN CAN'T FILL.
  • 00:16:41.290 --> 00:16:42.280
  • ONLY GOD CAN FILL IT AND IT'S A RELATIONSHIP WITH
  • 00:16:43.010 --> 00:16:45.280
  • HIM THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:16:46.010 --> 00:16:47.170
  • [Applause]
  • 00:16:47.200 --> 00:16:52.040
  • HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE HEARD
  • 00:16:52.070 --> 00:16:53.000
  • OF MARILYN MONROE?
  • 00:16:53.030 --> 00:16:54.270
  • SHE DIED A LONG TIME AGO, BUT SHE'S BECOME
  • 00:16:55.000 --> 00:16:57.130
  • AN AMERICAN ICON.
  • 00:16:57.160 --> 00:16:59.140
  • SHE WAS CALLED, IN HER DAY, THE BLONDE BOMBSHELL
  • 00:16:59.170 --> 00:17:03.090
  • AND SHE LIVED SUCH A TRAGIC LIFE.
  • 00:17:03.120 --> 00:17:05.010
  • MARILYN MONROE, ACCORDING TO A NEW BOOK THAT HAS
  • 00:17:05.040 --> 00:17:07.110
  • JUST COME OUT CALLED THE PRIVATE LIFE OF A PUBLIC
  • 00:17:07.140 --> 00:17:09.210
  • ICON , SAID THAT MARILYN WAS CONCEIVED
  • 00:17:09.240 --> 00:17:12.170
  • OUT OF WEDLOCK.
  • 00:17:12.200 --> 00:17:14.040
  • SHE SPENT THE REST OF HER LIFE SEARCHING
  • 00:17:14.070 --> 00:17:16.050
  • FOR A FATHER.
  • 00:17:16.080 --> 00:17:17.260
  • SHE WAS INVOLVED WITH THE SUCCESSION OF MEN, AND IN
  • 00:17:17.290 --> 00:17:21.170
  • THE END ALL THOSE MEN LET HER DOWN AND SHE
  • 00:17:21.200 --> 00:17:24.240
  • ULTIMATELY DIED OF A DRUG OVERDOSE IN 1962.
  • 00:17:24.270 --> 00:17:29.000
  • THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK INCLUDES, "SHE PUT ALL HER
  • 00:17:29.030 --> 00:17:31.280
  • HOPES IN THE MEN SHE WAS WITH.
  • 00:17:32.010 --> 00:17:34.250
  • IT'S WHAT SHE WAS LOOKING FOR.
  • 00:17:34.280 --> 00:17:36.200
  • SHE WAS LOOKING FOR A FATHER.
  • 00:17:36.230 --> 00:17:38.030
  • SHE WAS LOOKING FOR A SAVIOR," AND HE SAYS, "SHE
  • 00:17:38.060 --> 00:17:40.280
  • WAS A LADY BORN INTO TURMOIL AND SHE SPENT THE
  • 00:17:41.010 --> 00:17:43.200
  • REST OF HER LIFE LOOKING TO BE SAVED." WELL SHE
  • 00:17:43.230 --> 00:17:47.190
  • NEVER WAS TRAGICALLY THAT WE KNOW OF.
  • 00:17:47.220 --> 00:17:50.060
  • BUT THE STORY BEFORE US IN THE BIBLE IS THE STORY OF
  • 00:17:50.090 --> 00:17:53.030
  • A WOMAN WHO MADE BAD MORAL CHOICES BUT SHE WAS SAVED
  • 00:17:53.060 --> 00:17:57.010
  • BY JESUS CHRIST, AND YOU CAN BE SAVED BY HIM
  • 00:17:57.040 --> 00:18:00.070
  • TONIGHT AND FORGIVEN BY HIM REGARDLESS OF WHAT
  • 00:18:00.100 --> 00:18:03.280
  • SINS YOU'VE COMMITTED IF YOU'RE A MAN OR A WOMAN.
  • 00:18:04.010 --> 00:18:07.090
  • IT'S RIGHT HERE IN JOHN CHAPTER 8.
  • 00:18:07.120 --> 00:18:09.220
  • LET ME READ TO YOU FROM THE BIBLE.
  • 00:18:09.250 --> 00:18:11.120
  • IF YOU BROUGHT A BIBLE YOU CAN READ ALONG.
  • 00:18:11.150 --> 00:18:13.030
  • I'M IN VERSE 4.
  • 00:18:13.060 --> 00:18:15.050
  • "'TEACHER,' THEY SAID TO JESUS, 'THIS WOMAN WAS
  • 00:18:15.080 --> 00:18:18.020
  • CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF ADULTERY.
  • 00:18:18.050 --> 00:18:20.130
  • THE LAW OF MOSES SAYS TO STONE HER.
  • 00:18:20.160 --> 00:18:22.250
  • WHAT DO YOU SAY?'
  • 00:18:22.280 --> 00:18:24.060
  • THEY WERE TRYING TO TRAP HIM INTO SAYING SOMETHING
  • 00:18:24.090 --> 00:18:26.110
  • THEY COULD USE AGAINST HIM..." I LOVE THIS PART.
  • 00:18:26.140 --> 00:18:29.030
  • "JESUS STOOPED DOWN AND WROTE IN THE
  • 00:18:29.060 --> 00:18:31.110
  • DUST WITH HIS FINGER.
  • 00:18:31.140 --> 00:18:33.050
  • THEY KEPT DEMANDING AN ANSWER, SO HE STOOD UP AND SAID,
  • 00:18:33.080 --> 00:18:36.180
  • 'ALL RIGHT. STONE HER. LET THE FIRST ONE AMONG
  • 00:18:36.210 --> 00:18:39.120
  • YOU WHO HAS NEVER SINNED THROW THE FIRST STONE!'
  • 00:18:39.150 --> 00:18:42.210
  • THEN HE STOOPED DOWN AGAIN AND WROTE IN THE DUST.
  • 00:18:42.240 --> 00:18:45.240
  • WHEN THE ACCUSERS HEARD THIS, THEY SLIPPED AWAY
  • 00:18:45.270 --> 00:18:48.230
  • ONE BY ONE, BEGINNING WITH THE OLDEST, UNTIL ONLY
  • 00:18:48.260 --> 00:18:51.280
  • JESUS WAS LEFT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CROWD WITH
  • 00:18:52.010 --> 00:18:55.030
  • THE WOMAN." THIS IS AN AMAZING STORY.
  • 00:18:55.060 --> 00:18:59.060
  • JESUS SAW ALL OF THESE MEN THAT WANTED TO
  • 00:18:59.090 --> 00:19:01.250
  • CONDEMN THIS WOMAN.
  • 00:19:01.280 --> 00:19:03.030
  • HE SAID, "ALL RIGHT, LET THE FIRST ONE AMONG YOU
  • 00:19:03.060 --> 00:19:05.050
  • WHO IS SINLESS THROW THE FIRST STONE." GOD AMONG
  • 00:19:05.080 --> 00:19:10.000
  • US, GOD WITH SKIN ON, GOD HAD A FACE AND IT WAS JESUS.
  • 00:19:10.030 --> 00:19:16.200
  • HE KNEW EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERY ONE OF THESE GUYS
  • 00:19:16.230 --> 00:19:19.200
  • AND HE WROTE SOMETHING IN THE SAND THAT MADE THEM
  • 00:19:19.230 --> 00:19:22.080
  • LEAVE FROM THE OLDEST TO THE YOUNGEST.
  • 00:19:22.110 --> 00:19:25.010
  • I WONDER WHAT HE WROTE.
  • 00:19:25.040 --> 00:19:26.290
  • BY THE WAY, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME GOD'S
  • 00:19:27.020 --> 00:19:28.180
  • FINGER HAS WRITTEN SOMETHING.
  • 00:19:28.210 --> 00:19:30.150
  • THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT THE 10 COMMANDMENTS WERE
  • 00:19:30.180 --> 00:19:33.040
  • WRITTEN BY THE FINGER OF GOD.
  • 00:19:33.070 --> 00:19:35.190
  • THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT GOD WROTE ON THE WALL OF A
  • 00:19:35.220 --> 00:19:38.170
  • PALACE OF KING BELSHAZZAR TELLING HIM THAT HIS
  • 00:19:38.200 --> 00:19:41.250
  • DAYS WERE NUMBERED.
  • 00:19:41.280 --> 00:19:43.210
  • SO HERE WE HAVE THE FINGER OF GOD, JESUS HIMSELF,
  • 00:19:43.240 --> 00:19:47.150
  • WRITING IN THE SAND.
  • 00:19:47.180 --> 00:19:48.230
  • YOU WONDER WHAT HE WROTE.
  • 00:19:48.260 --> 00:19:50.070
  • MAYBE HE WROTE THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF THE LAW.
  • 00:19:50.100 --> 00:19:52.270
  • "YOU SHALL NOT STEAL," THEN HE LOOKED UP AT
  • 00:19:53.000 --> 00:19:55.120
  • ONE OF THOSE GUYS.
  • 00:19:55.150 --> 00:19:56.130
  • "CALEB, THAT'S YOU.
  • 00:19:56.160 --> 00:19:58.020
  • YOU SHALL NOT LIE," LOOKED UP AT ANOTHER GUY.
  • 00:19:58.050 --> 00:20:01.100
  • "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY," LOOKED AT A FEW
  • 00:20:01.130 --> 00:20:04.080
  • OF THEM AND THEY ALL HAD GUILTY CONSCIENCES AND
  • 00:20:04.110 --> 00:20:08.030
  • THEY LEFT FROM THE OLDEST TO THE YOUNGEST.
  • 00:20:08.060 --> 00:20:10.130
  • IT COULD'VE BEEN THE 10 COMMANDMENTS THAT HE WROTE.
  • 00:20:10.160 --> 00:20:12.260
  • MAYBE HE WROTE THEIR SECRET SINS DOWN.
  • 00:20:12.290 --> 00:20:15.110
  • YOU KNOW, SOME OF US LIVE DOUBLE LIVES.
  • 00:20:15.140 --> 00:20:18.170
  • WE THINK WE HAVE EVERYTHING COVERED UP,
  • 00:20:18.200 --> 00:20:21.050
  • NOBODY KNOWS. GOD SEES EVERYTHING.
  • 00:20:21.080 --> 00:20:23.140
  • GOD KNOWS ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT YOU SAY AND DO.
  • 00:20:23.170 --> 00:20:26.060
  • THERE ARE NO SECRETS WITH GOD.
  • 00:20:26.090 --> 00:20:28.070
  • I CAN TELL YOU THAT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:20:28.100 --> 00:20:30.040
  • YOU KNOW, YOU CAN FOOL ALL OF THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE
  • 00:20:30.070 --> 00:20:32.010
  • TIME, YOU CAN FOOL SOME OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE
  • 00:20:32.040 --> 00:20:34.230
  • TIME, BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL GOD ANY OF THE TIME.
  • 00:20:34.260 --> 00:20:38.190
  • [Applause]
  • 00:20:38.220 --> 00:20:43.200
  • MAYBE YOU HAVE A SECRET SIN RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:20:43.230 --> 00:20:45.140
  • GOD KNOWS ALL ABOUT IT.
  • 00:20:45.170 --> 00:20:46.270
  • MAYBE HE WROTE THEIR SECRET SIN, BUT WHATEVER
  • 00:20:47.000 --> 00:20:49.200
  • IT WAS THEY LEFT.
  • 00:20:49.230 --> 00:20:51.120
  • THEY ALL LEFT AND NOW THIS WOMAN IS ALONE WITH JESUS
  • 00:20:51.150 --> 00:20:54.130
  • AND SHE'S PROBABLY THINKING "I AM SO DEAD
  • 00:20:54.160 --> 00:20:56.290
  • RIGHT NOW." OH, BUT NO.
  • 00:20:57.020 --> 00:20:59.280
  • THAT'S NOT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AT ALL.
  • 00:21:00.030 --> 00:21:02.000
  • IN FACT, SHE WAS WITH A PERFECT PERSON.
  • 00:21:02.030 --> 00:21:04.230
  • SEE, THESE RELIGIOUS MEN WERE SENT AWAY AND JESUS
  • 00:21:04.260 --> 00:21:09.000
  • HAD CONDEMNED HER CONDEMNERS AND THAT IS
  • 00:21:09.030 --> 00:21:12.080
  • WHAT HE'LL DO FOR US.
  • 00:21:12.110 --> 00:21:14.000
  • HE'LL DRIVE AWAY THE DEVIL.
  • 00:21:14.030 --> 00:21:16.220
  • LISTEN, WHEN YOU'RE NOT A CHRISTIAN YOU CAN BE
  • 00:21:16.250 --> 00:21:20.110
  • MANIPULATED BY, CONTROLLED BY,
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  • EVEN POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL.
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  • DEMON POSSESSION IS STILL REAL TODAY.
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  • THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO KEEP THE DEVIL AWAY.
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  • YOU SAY, "WELL, I'LL WEAR A CRUCIFIX." SATAN'S NOT
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  • SCARED OF CRUCIFIXES.
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  • YOU SAY, "WELL, I'LL WEAR GARLIC AROUND MY NECK."
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  • THAT MAY KEEP YOUR FRIENDS AWAY, BUT IT
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  • WON'T KEEP THE DEVIL AWAY.
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  • THE ONLY POWER THE DEVIL FEARS IS THE POWER OF
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  • JESUS CHRIST, YOU SEE.
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  • [Applause]
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  • BUT THE DEVIL CONDEMNED THIS WOMAN
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  • BECAUSE SHE WAS A SINNER, AND WE'RE ALL SINNERS AND
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  • THE DEVIL CONDEMNS US AS WELL.
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  • BUT WHEN WE PUT OUR FAITH IN CHRIST AND WE'RE
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  • FORGIVEN OF OUR SIN, THE BIBLE SAYS, "THERE IS NO
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  • CONDEMNATION TO THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS." IT'S
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  • LIKE YOU'RE IN A COURTROOM AND GOD THE FATHER IS THE
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  • JUDGE AND THE DEVIL IS THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY AND
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  • YOUR DEFENSE ATTORNEY IS JESUS.
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  • SO THE DEVIL GETS UP AND MAKES HIS CASE.
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  • HE SAYS, "ALL RIGHT YOUR HONOR,
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  • WE HAVE HERE GREG LAURIE.
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  • YOU KNOW, SOME PEOPLE THINK HE'S A WONDERFUL
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  • GUY, BUT I KNOW A FEW THINGS ABOUT HIM AND I'M
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  • GOING TO TELL YOU EVERYTHING THAT GREG HAS
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  • EVER DONE WRONG." AND HE STARTS READING OFF A LIST,
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  • AND HE'S READING ALL THESE CHARGES.
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  • TWO MONTHS LATER, HE'S STILL READING AND READING.
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  • I'M THINKING I'M SO DEAD.
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  • I'M NOT GETTING OUT OF HERE ALIVE, AND I LOOK
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  • OVER AT MY DEFENSE ATTORNEY JESUS.
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  • HE'S JUST LIKE DOODLING ON A TABLET LIKE "WHAT ARE
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  • YOU GOING TO SAY?
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  • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY TO DEFEND ME?"
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  • HE DOESN'T SEEM WORRIED.
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  • I'M THINKING I'M THE ONE ON TRIAL.
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  • WHY ISN'T HE HELPING ME?
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  • HE DOESN'T OBJECT. HE JUST LISTENS.
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  • FINALLY, THE DEVIL IS ALL DONE.
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  • HE SAYS, "SO THIS MAN GREG LAURIE HAS BROKEN YOUR
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  • COMMANDMENTS, YOUR HONOR.
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  • HE'S SINNED AGAINST YOU, AND YOUR OWN WORD SAYS A
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  • SOUL THAT SINS SHALL SURELY DIE.
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  • SO I THINK HE SHOULD BE CONDEMNED TO DEATH.
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  • I REST MY CASE." AND HE SITS DOWN.
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  • SMUG LOOK IN HIS FACE.
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  • I SAY, "JESUS, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?"
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  • HE SAYS, "DON'T WORRY, GREG." HE SAYS, "YOUR
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  • HONOR, PERMISSION TO APPROACH THE BENCH." THE
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  • JUDGE SAYS, "PERMISSION GRANTED." JESUS WALKS
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  • RIGHT UP TO THE FRONT, LEANS IN AND SAYS TO THE
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  • JUDGE, "HEY DAD..."
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  • [Laughter]
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  • [Applause]
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  • "WE BOTH KNOW GREG IS GUILTY AS CHARGED.
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  • BUT WE ALSO KNOW I ALREADY PAID THE PRICE FOR ALL OF
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  • HIS SINS" AND THE JUDGE SAYS, "THAT'S RIGHT."
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  • [Applause]
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  • AND HE POUNDS DOWN THAT GAVEL, AND HE
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  • SAYS, "CASE DISMISSED.
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  • THIS MAN IS FORGIVEN." ONLY JESUS CHRIST CAN DO
  • 00:24:04.200 --> 00:24:07.250
  • THAT FOR YOU AND FORGIVE YOU OF ALL OF YOUR SIN.
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  • [Applause]
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  • HEY EVERYONE THANKS FOR
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  • WATCHING OUR PROGRAM TODAY.
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  • LET ME JUST SAY TO YOU IF YOU HAVE NOT ASKED JESUS
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  • CHRIST TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE TO BE YOUR PERSONAL
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  • SAVIOR AND LORD YOU CAN DO IT RIGHT NOW.
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  • SO IF YOU WOULD PLEASE, PRAY THIS PRAYER AFTER ME.
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  • YOU MIGHT EVEN PRAY IT OUT LOUD.
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  • LET'S PRAY.
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  • LORD JESUS, I KNOW THAT I AM A SINNER.
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  • BUT YOU DIED ON THE CROSS FOR MY SIN AND SHED YOUR
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  • BLOOD FOR ALL THE WRONGS I HAVE DONE.
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  • I AM SORRY FOR MY SIN.
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  • I TURN FROM IT NOW.
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  • I ASK YOU TO COME INTO MY LIFE AND BE
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  • MY SAVIOR AND MY LORD.
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  • BE MY GOD AND BE MY FRIEND.
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  • THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME AND ACCEPTING ME
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  • AND FORGIVING ME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME I PRAY. AMEN.
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  • LISTEN, IF YOU JUST PRAYED THAT PRAYER AND MEANT IT I
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  • WANT YOU TO KNOW ON THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE
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  • THAT CHRIST HIMSELF HAS JUST COME TO TAKE
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  • RESIDENCE IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:25:18.060 --> 00:25:19.260
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "THESE THINGS WE WRITE TO YOU
  • 00:25:19.290 --> 00:25:22.070
  • THAT BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD, THAT
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  • YOU MAY KNOW THAT YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE."
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  • YOU CAN KNOW IT RIGHT NOW. LISTEN.
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  • IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR MINISTRY OR
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  • IF WE ARE DOING AN EVANGELISTIC OUTREACH
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  • IN YOUR AREA
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  • YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE.
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  • IT IS GREGLAURIE.TV.
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  • AGAIN GREGLAURIE.TV.
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  • I HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • AND THANKS FOR TUNING IN.
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  • HEY EVERYBODY, PASTOR GREG HERE.
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  • YOU WANT TO KNOW OF THE WILL OF GOD?
  • 00:25:57.150 --> 00:25:59.130
  • HERE'S THE SECRET: KNOW THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR SPECIAL REVELATIONS FROM
  • 00:26:02.230 --> 00:26:05.220
  • HEAVEN WHERE THE LORD SAYS, "GET THE HAMBURGER
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  • INSTEAD OF THE HOTDOG," FORGET THAT.
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  • HERE'S HOW I HAVE FOUND THE WILL OF GOD IN ALMOST
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  • EVERY INSTANCE IN LIFE.
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  • I STUDY THE BIBLE.
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  • I KNOW THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE.
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  • I MEMORIZE PASSAGES FROM THE BIBLE.
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  • AND THEN WHEN A SITUATION COMES UP I THINK ABOUT IS
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  • IT IN THE BIBLE?
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  • OH, RIGHT.
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  • THERE'S A STORY ABOUT THAT.
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  • THERE'S A PASSAGE ABOUT THAT.
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  • THERE'S A SCRIPTURE THAT DEALS WITH THAT.
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  • THE BETTER YOU KNOW THE BIBLE, THE MORE YOU'LL
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  • KNOW THE WILL OF GOD.
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  • SO HERE'S WHAT I DO.
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  • I GET UP EVERY MORNING, I READ THE WORD OF GOD, I
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  • SEEK TO LIVE BY THE WORD OF GOD BY THE HELP OF THE
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  • SPIRIT OF GOD, AND I HAVE FOUND THIS ASSURES THAT I
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  • WILL BE IN THE WILL OF THE LORD THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
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  • TRY IT. IT WORKS.
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