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God's Answer to Fear, Worry, and Anxiety

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November 3, 2019
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God's Answer to Fear, Worry, and Anxiety

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  • WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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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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  • [applause]
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT 39 PERCENT OF AMERICANS
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  • SAY THEY WERE MORE ANXIOUS THIS YEAR?
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  • THAN THEY WERE LAST YEAR.
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  • BARNES AND NOBLE, WHICH IS THE LARGEST BOOK RETAILER
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  • IN THE UNITED STATES, SAID THERE WAS A 25 PERCENT
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  • JUMP IN JUNE OF 2017 FOR PEOPLE WANTING TO BUY
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  • BOOKS THAT DEALT WITH THE TOPIC OF ANXIETY.
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  • ONE EXPERT SAID WE ARE A VERY ANXIOUS GENERATION,
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  • AND REPORTS TELL US THAT MILLENNIALS AND GENERATION Z
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  • ARE THE MOST STRESSED GENERATIONS EVER.
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  • IN FACT, THEY'VE EVEN DUBBED NOW GENERATION Z
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  • THE HOPELESS GENERATION AS WELL AS
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  • THE LONELIEST GENERATION. THAT'S PRETTY AMAZING.
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  • THEY'RE ALSO THE MOST DEPRESSED GENERATION.
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  • SO WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN GENERATION Z AND THOSE
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  • THAT ARE THE MILLENNIALS SO DEPRESSED?
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  • ONE VERY SIMPLE ANSWER.
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  • IF YOU'RE TAKING NOTES, WRITE IT DOWN:
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  • AVOCADO TOAST.
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  • [laughter]
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  • JUST STOP EATING AVOCADO TOAST.
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  • NO, I'M KIDDING.
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  • IT'S MORE SERIOUS THAN THAT.
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  • FOR THESE GENERATIONS, ANTIDEPRESSANTS ARE
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  • THE BEST-SELLING PHARMACEUTICALS.
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  • THEY ALSO HAVE THE HIGHEST SUICIDE RATE.
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  • SO CHECK IT OUT.
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  • WE'VE GONE FROM THE GREATEST GENERATION,
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  • AS WE CALLED THEM.
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  • THOSE THAT CAME THROUGH WORLD WAR II,
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  • TO THE HOPELESS GENERATION.
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  • HOW DID WE GET TO THIS PLACE?
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  • WHAT IS THE ANSWER TO ALL OF THIS?
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  • WELL, MOST STUDIES REVEAL THE PROBLEM OR SOMETHING
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  • THAT CONTRIBUTES TO THE PROBLEM IS SOMETHING
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  • I'M HOLDING IN MY HAND RIGHT NOW AND I
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  • BET YOU HAVE ONE TOO - IT'S CALLED A CELL PHONE.
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  • THIS ABSOLUTELY AGGRAVATES THE SITUATION AND A LOT OF
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  • PEOPLE HAVE CELL PHONES - 70 PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S
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  • POPULATION CARRIES ONE OF THESE SMART PHONES AROUND
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  • IN THEIR POCKET AND I JUST READ THAT WE TOUCH
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  • THESE PHONES 2.600 TIMES A DAY.
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  • IN FACT, SOME PEOPLE NEVER STOP TOUCHING THEIR PHONE.
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  • WHEN THEY'RE WALKING AROUND CARRYING IT
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  • EVERYWHERE THEY GO.
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  • THEY GESTURE WITH IT.
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  • THEY SHAVE WITH IT, YOU KNOW.
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  • THEY FLIP THE EGGS WITH IT.
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  • THEY DO EVERYTHING WITH THIS PHONE.
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  • YOU CAN'T GET THIS PHONE OUT OF THEIR HANDS.
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  • 43 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SURVEYED SAID THEY
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  • CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THEIR CELL PHONES.
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  • TWO THIRDS SLEEP WITH THEIR CELL PHONES NEXT TO
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  • THEIR BED; SO THIS IS AN OBSESSION THAT WE HAVE.
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  • NOW, WHEN YOU'RE BORN THEY GIVE YOU A CELL PHONE.
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THAT.
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  • THEY HAVE LITTLE TINY ONES FOR BABIES.
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  • THEY EVEN GIVE THEM TO ANIMALS.
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  • DOGS HAVE CELL PHONES NOW.
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  • THEY DON'T GIVE THEM TO CATS BECAUSE
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  • A CAT WOULD NEVER ANSWER IT.
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  • THEY WOULD JUST IGNORE IT.
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  • THAT'S THE WAY CATS ROLL, RIGHT.
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  • AND THEY SAY THAT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CONSTANT
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  • CHECKERS ARE THE MOST STRESSED OUT MEANING THE
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  • PEOPLE THAT ARE CONSTANTLY CHECKING THEIR EMAILS
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  • CONSTANTLY CHECKING THEIR TEXTS CONSTANTLY CHECKING
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  • THEIR NEWSFEED SEEING WHAT'S GOING ON IN SOCIAL MEDIA.
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  • SOME OF YOU FROM THE MOMENT I STARTED THIS
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  • MESSAGE HAVE NOT LET GO OF YOUR PHONE AND YOU'RE
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  • CHECKING STUFF RIGHT NOW TO KIND OF PROVE THE
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  • POINT, AND YET THEY SAY THE PEOPLE THAT
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  • DO THIS FEEL ISOLATED. IT'S IRONIC.
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  • WASN'T IT CALLED SOCIAL MEDIA?
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  • IT'S NOT VERY SOCIAL. IT SEEMS TO ISOLATE US.
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  • IT SEPARATES US AND MANY ARE FILLED WITH WORRY,
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  • STRESS, AND COMPLETE HOPELESSNESS.
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  • LISTEN, I HAVE HOPE TONIGHT FOR
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  • THE HOPELESS GENERATION.
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  • I HAVE HOPE TONIGHT FOR THE MILLENNIALS AND GEN X
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  • (DON'T WANT TO LEAVE YOU OUT) AND BABY BOOMERS.
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  • I'M TELLING YOU TONIGHT YOU CAN GO FROM
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  • HOPELESSNESS TO HOPE.
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  • FROM EMPTINESS TO FULFILLMENT.
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  • FROM GUILT TO FORGIVENESS BECAUSE HOPE HAS A NAME
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  • AND IT'S JESUS CHRIST AND HE'S HERE
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  • TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE TONIGHT.
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  • [applause]
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  • LISTEN, LIFE WITH JESUS IS ENDLESS HOPE;
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  • LIFE WITHOUT JESUS IS A HOPELESS END.
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  • NOW LISTEN, YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH LIFE LIKE THIS.
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  • I HEARD ABOUT A GUY THAT FOUND A SOLUTION.
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  • HE WAS ALWAYS WORRIED.
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  • ALWAYS STRESSED OUT AND ONE DAY HIS FRIEND NOTICED
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  • THAT HE DIDN'T SEEM TO HAVE A CARE IN THE WORLD.
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  • SO HIS FRIEND ASKED, "HEY MAN, YOU DON'T SEEM TO
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  • WORRY LIKE YOU USED TO. WHAT HAPPENED?"
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  • THE GUY SAID, "I HIRED SOMEONE TO WORRY FOR ME."
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  • "REALLY?" "OH YEAH. I TOOK AN AD OUT.
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  • I SAID 'WANTED: SOMEONE TO WORRY FOR ME.'
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  • AND I FOUND SOMEONE."
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  • HIS FRIEND SAID, "HOW MUCH DO YOU PAY
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  • A GUY TO WORRY FOR YOU?"
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  • "I PAY HIM $5.000 A DAY TO WORRY FOR ME."
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  • "WHOA! YOU DON'T MAKE THAT KIND OF MONEY.
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  • HOW DO YOU PAY THIS GUY?"
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  • HE SAYS, "HA! THAT'S FOR HIM TO WORRY ABOUT."
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  • SO YOU MIGHT TRY THAT.
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  • [laughter]
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  • BUT WE WORRY SO MUCH. WE'RE CRIPPLED BY ANXIETY.
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  • YOU KNOW, THOSE TIMES WHERE WE WAKE UP IN THE
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  • MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.
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  • I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT 3 O'CLOCK IN
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  • THE MORNING IS THE MAGIC TIME FOR ME.
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  • I WAKE UP.
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  • ALL THESE THOUGHTS FILL MY MIND.
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  • YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT THIS.
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  • WHEN THINGS ARE GOING GOOD, YOU WORRY ABOUT IF
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  • THEY'RE GOING TO TURN BAD, AND WHEN THINGS ARE BAD
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  • YOU WORRY ABOUT IF THINGS WILL EVER BE GOOD AGAIN.
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  • THEN WE'LL PAY GOOD MONEY TO BE TERRIFIED.
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  • YOU KNOW, YOU GO TO A SCARY MOVIE AND THEN WHEN
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  • THE SCARIEST SCENE OF THE SCARIEST MOVIE IS ON THE
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  • SCREEN, YOU COVER YOUR EYES.
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  • WE GO TO AMUSEMENT PARKS AND
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  • RIDE THE MOST INSANE RIDES.
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  • I JUST DECIDED A WHILE AGO, I DON'T LIKE ROLLER COASTERS.
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  • I DON'T THINK I EVER LIKED ROLLER COASTERS
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  • BUT WE WENT TO DISNEYLAND THE OTHER DAY.
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  • I WAS THERE WITH MY SON JONATHAN AND JONATHAN
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  • ALSO BROUGHT HIS SON CHRISTOPHER NAMED AFTER
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  • HIS UNCLE, JONATHAN'S BROTHER, MY SON, AND
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  • SO JONATHAN AND LEVI AND LITTLE CHRISTOPHER DECIDED
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  • TO GO ON THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY RIDE.
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  • YOU KNOW THAT RIDE? IT DROPS REALLY FAST.
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  • I WENT ON IT A LONG TIME AGO WHEN IT WAS CALLED
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  • THE TWILIGHT ZONE TOWER OF TERROR.
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  • I HAD ALREADY DONE IT.
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  • I DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT SO I SAID, "THAT'S OKAY.
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  • YOU BOYS GO AND HAVE A GOOD TIME," AND I TOOK THE
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  • LITTLE GIRLS WITH ME AND INSTEAD WE WENT OVER ON
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  • MATER'S JUNKYARD JAMBOREE. THAT'S SAD.
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  • I KEPT HEARING THE VOICE OF LARRY THE CABLE GUY
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  • SAYING "GET 'ER DONE." THAT'S MORE MY SPEED.
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  • I DON'T NEED TO PAY MONEY TO BE TERRIFIED.
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  • MAYBE YOU'RE AFRAID TONIGHT.
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  • YOU WORRY ABOUT SO MANY THINGS SO I WANT TO TELL
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  • YOU SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW.
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  • HERE'S WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT WORRY.
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  • 1. WORRY DOESN'T MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER; IT MAKES IT WORSE
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  • AND AS A PART OF THAT, WORRY DOES NOT MAKE YOUR PROBLEMS
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  • GO AWAY. SOMETIMES IT CREATES NEW ONES.
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  • HERE'S WHAT JESUS SAYS IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 6.
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  • THEN JESUS SAYS,
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  • BIRDS DON'T STRESS OUT.
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  • BIRDS ARE CHILL. THEY'RE RELAXED.
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  • I HAVE A BIRD FEEDER IN FRONT OF A WINDOW IN MY
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  • KITCHEN AND I'M ALWAYS FILLING IT WITH SEED.
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  • CATHE, MY WIFE, SAYS,
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  • "GREG, WE'RE WASTING MONEY ON SEED."
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  • I SAY, "I DON'T KNOW. I LIKE TO WATCH THE BIRDS."
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  • AND THEY COME IN AND I'VE NEVER SEEN A STRESSED OUT BIRD.
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  • I'VE NEVER SEEN A BIRD POPPING A VALIUM, YOU KNOW.
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  • THEY JUST GO OUT THERE.
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  • THEY GET THEIR FOOD EVERY DAY.
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  • THEY DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.
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  • THEY GO GET FOOD, BUT THEY DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.
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  • NOW, OTHER BIRDS GO OTHER PLACES.
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  • THERE'S CERTAIN BIRDS THAT HANG OUT AT IN-N-OUT
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  • BURGER AND WAIT FOR THE FRY TO HIT THE GROUND.
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  • THEY SWOOP DOWN AND GET IT.
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  • THEN THERE ARE SEAGULLS WHICH I DON'T LIKE AT ALL.
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  • THE ONLY THING I DON'T LIKE, OR THE ONLY THING
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  • I DISLIKE MORE THAN CATS ARE SEAGULLS BECAUSE YOU
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  • GO TO THE BEACH AND YOU LEAVE FOOD ON
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  • YOUR BEACH TOWEL AND YOU GO IN THE WATER,
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  • THEY'RE GOING TO FLY OFF WITH YOUR FOOD.
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  • THEY'RE GOING TO FLY OFF MAYBE WITH ONE OF YOUR KIDS.
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  • YOU BETTER WATCH THEM.
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  • BUT THE POINT OF IT IS, IS THAT BIRDS JUST GO GET
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  • THEIR FOOD BUT THEY DON'T WORRY ABOUT THESE
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  • THINGS AND JESUS SAID, "WHO OF YOU BY WORRYING
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  • CAN ADD ONE MOMENT TO YOUR LIFE?"
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  • YET, WE'RE IN A CULTURE TODAY WHERE EVERYONE
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  • IS OBSESSED WITH TRYING TO LENGTHEN LIFE.
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  • WE SPEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON VITAMINS AND
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  • LOTIONS AND POTIONS ALL IN AN ATTEMPT TO LIVE A
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  • LONGER LIFE, BUT I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT GOD
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  • DETERMINES HOW LONG YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE.
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  • YOU DON'T DETERMINE THAT SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW.
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  • [applause]
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  • NOW YOU MAY IMPROVE THE QUALITY
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  • OF YOUR LIFE THROUGH HEALTHY CHOICES AND EXERCISE.
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  • THERE'S A PLACE FOR THAT BUT ULTIMATELY IT'S GOD
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  • THAT DETERMINES THE LENGTH OF YOUR LIFE.
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  • I HEARD THAT SOME BILLIONAIRES ARE TRYING
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  • TO EXTEND THEIR LIVES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY.
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  • A NUMBER OF BILLIONAIRES ARE LOOKING
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  • FOR THE CURE FOR AGING.
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  • ONE BILLIONAIRE WANTS TO HAVE A COMPUTER CHIP
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  • STRAPPED TO HIS BRAIN.
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  • ANOTHER SILICON VALLEY BILLIONAIRE IS INVESTING
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  • IN A START UP COMPANY THAT PROMISES, I'M NOT MAKING
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  • THIS UP, TO UPLOAD YOUR BRAIN INTO A COMPUTER
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  • TO GRANT ETERNAL LIFE TO YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS.
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  • OTHER BILLIONAIRES - AGAIN, I'M NOT MAKING THIS UP -
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  • ARE GETTING BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS FROM HEALTHY
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  • YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 16 TO 25.
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  • THEY THINK THIS WILL REVERSE AGING.
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  • BUT INSTEAD OF REVERSING THE AGING PROCESS, THESE
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  • PEOPLE WHO GOT THE BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS, FOUND
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  • THEMSELVES MOVING BACK INTO THEIR PARENTS' HOUSE
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  • AND PLAYING VIDEO GAMES ALL DAY.
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  • [laughter]
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  • THEY DIDN'T PLAN ON THAT.
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  • BUT JESUS SAID YOU CANNOT EXTEND THE LENGTH OF YOUR LIFE.
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  • GOD DETERMINES WHEN WE'RE BORN.
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  • GOD DETERMINES WHEN WE DIE.
  • 00:10:54.100 --> 00:10:57.090
  • WHEN YOU LOOK AT A TOMBSTONE YOU SEE
  • 00:10:57.120 --> 00:11:00.120
  • DATE OF BIRTH, YOU SEE DATE OF DEATH.
  • 00:11:00.150 --> 00:11:04.180
  • YOU DON'T CONTROL THAT. I DON'T CONTROL THAT.
  • 00:11:04.210 --> 00:11:06.150
  • GOD DOES, BUT I HAVE EVERYTHING TO SAY ABOUT
  • 00:11:06.180 --> 00:11:08.240
  • THAT LITTLE DASH IN THE MIDDLE.
  • 00:11:08.270 --> 00:11:10.290
  • HOW I'M GOING TO LIVE MY LIFE.
  • 00:11:11.020 --> 00:11:12.270
  • WHAT I'M GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE.
  • 00:11:13.000 --> 00:11:16.070
  • I WANT YOU TO USE YOUR TIME WISELY TONIGHT AND
  • 00:11:16.100 --> 00:11:19.290
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU CAN MAKE
  • 00:11:20.020 --> 00:11:22.080
  • IS MAKE THE DECISION TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:11:22.110 --> 00:11:27.170
  • I HOPE YOU'LL DO THAT TONIGHT.
  • 00:11:27.200 --> 00:11:29.260
  • [applause]
  • 00:11:29.290 --> 00:11:34.140
  • SOME OF YOU HAVE COME HERE TONIGHT
  • 00:11:34.170 --> 00:11:36.020
  • WITH THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD ON YOUR SHOULDERS.
  • 00:11:36.050 --> 00:11:39.170
  • YOU'RE LOADED DOWN WITH GUILT AND REMORSE OVER
  • 00:11:39.200 --> 00:11:44.150
  • THE THINGS YOU'VE DONE.
  • 00:11:44.180 --> 00:11:46.190
  • THAT LIE YOU TOLD. THAT IMMORAL ACT.
  • 00:11:46.220 --> 00:11:49.220
  • THAT ABORTION YOU HAD PERFORMED.
  • 00:11:49.250 --> 00:11:52.130
  • IT HAUNTS YOU.
  • 00:11:52.160 --> 00:11:54.060
  • YOU NEED GOD AND YOU NEED HIM TO FORGIVE YOU OF
  • 00:11:54.090 --> 00:11:58.030
  • THOSE THINGS BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS NOW IS THE TIME.
  • 00:11:58.060 --> 00:12:02.080
  • TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.
  • 00:12:02.110 --> 00:12:04.270
  • CHECK IT OUT: YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT
  • 00:12:05.000 --> 00:12:07.110
  • WITH GOD TONIGHT. YOU DO.
  • 00:12:07.140 --> 00:12:11.170
  • [applause]
  • 00:12:11.200 --> 00:12:14.000
  • YOU SAY, WELL, I DIDN'T SEE THAT
  • 00:12:14.030 --> 00:12:15.220
  • ON MY GOOGLE CALENDAR. NO. YOU HAVE ONE.
  • 00:12:15.250 --> 00:12:19.210
  • IT'S NOT ON YOUR GOOGLE CALENDAR.
  • 00:12:19.240 --> 00:12:21.200
  • IT'S ON THE HEAVENLY CALENDAR.
  • 00:12:21.230 --> 00:12:23.170
  • THIS IS YOUR NIGHT TO COME INTO A
  • 00:12:23.200 --> 00:12:26.070
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:12:26.100 --> 00:12:28.110
  • I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU CAME HERE.
  • 00:12:28.140 --> 00:12:30.080
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:12:30.110 --> 00:12:31.290
  • BUT SOME OF YOU ARE THINKING,
  • 00:12:32.020 --> 00:12:33.040
  • "I DON'T REALLY BELIEVE ANY OF THIS,"
  • 00:12:33.070 --> 00:12:35.110
  • BUT SOME OF YOU ARE THINKING,
  • 00:12:35.140 --> 00:12:36.140
  • "I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE SOME OF THIS TRUE."
  • 00:12:36.170 --> 00:12:39.230
  • SOME OF YOU ARE EVEN THINKING,
  • 00:12:39.260 --> 00:12:41.140
  • "MAYBE ALL OF THIS IS TRUE."
  • 00:12:41.170 --> 00:12:44.050
  • I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST WENT TO A CHRISTIAN MEETING.
  • 00:12:44.080 --> 00:12:47.150
  • I LOOKED AROUND AT THE CHRISTIANS AND I THOUGHT
  • 00:12:47.180 --> 00:12:50.020
  • THEY WERE JUST BASICALLY CRAZY PEOPLE, BUT AS I
  • 00:12:50.050 --> 00:12:53.010
  • LOOKED AT THEM AND I SAW THE SMILES ON THEIR FACES,
  • 00:12:53.040 --> 00:12:56.020
  • THE PEACE EMANATING FROM THEM THAT SENSE OF JOY, I
  • 00:12:56.050 --> 00:13:00.180
  • TRIED A NEW THOUGHT ON FOR SIZE AND THE THOUGHT WAS THIS:
  • 00:13:00.210 --> 00:13:03.280
  • WHAT IF THE CHRISTIANS ARE RIGHT?
  • 00:13:04.010 --> 00:13:07.130
  • WHAT IF IT'S ALL TRUE?
  • 00:13:07.160 --> 00:13:09.130
  • WHAT IF GOD CAN ACTUALLY BE KNOWN IN A PERSONAL WAY?
  • 00:13:09.160 --> 00:13:13.030
  • I IMMEDIATELY DISMISSED THAT THOUGHT.
  • 00:13:13.060 --> 00:13:15.030
  • IT WAS CRAZY. THERE'S NO WAY.
  • 00:13:15.060 --> 00:13:16.130
  • BUT IT CAME BACK TO ME AGAIN.
  • 00:13:16.160 --> 00:13:18.020
  • WHAT IF IT'S TRUE? AND THEN WHEN THE GUY
  • 00:13:18.050 --> 00:13:20.250
  • WHO WAS SPEAKING SAID, "IF YOU WANT TO GIVE YOUR
  • 00:13:20.280 --> 00:13:23.160
  • LIFE TO JESUS I WANT YOU TO GET UP AND
  • 00:13:23.190 --> 00:13:25.170
  • WALK FORWARD AND I'LL LEAD YOU IN A PRAYER."
  • 00:13:25.200 --> 00:13:27.190
  • I THOUGHT THERE'S NO WAY I CAN DO THAT.
  • 00:13:27.220 --> 00:13:29.220
  • THE NEXT THING I KNEW I WAS STANDING THERE
  • 00:13:29.250 --> 00:13:32.030
  • PRAYING AND I FOUND OUT IT IS TRUE.
  • 00:13:32.060 --> 00:13:35.110
  • IT'S TRUE AND IT CAN BE TRUE FOR YOU TONIGHT.
  • 00:13:35.140 --> 00:13:40.050
  • [applause]
  • 00:13:40.080 --> 00:13:41.260
  • YOUR LIFE CAN CHANGE TONIGHT.
  • 00:13:41.290 --> 00:13:43.160
  • NOW, LET ME TELL YOU WHAT JESUS CHRIST SAID.
  • 00:13:43.190 --> 00:13:46.180
  • IN JOHN 14 HE SAYS,
  • 00:13:46.210 --> 00:13:49.050
  • "LET NOT YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED.
  • 00:13:49.080 --> 00:13:51.270
  • YOU BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME.
  • 00:13:52.000 --> 00:13:56.030
  • THERE'S MORE THAN ENOUGH ROOM IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE.
  • 00:13:56.060 --> 00:13:59.070
  • IF IT WERE NOT SO, I WOULD'VE TOLD YOU.
  • 00:13:59.100 --> 00:14:01.240
  • I'M GOING TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU.
  • 00:14:01.270 --> 00:14:04.180
  • WHEN EVERYTHING IS READY, I WILL COME AND GET YOU
  • 00:14:04.210 --> 00:14:08.110
  • SO THAT YOU'LL ALWAYS BE WHERE I AM AND YOU KNOW
  • 00:14:08.140 --> 00:14:11.190
  • THE WAY I AM GOING."
  • 00:14:11.220 --> 00:14:14.030
  • SO INSTEAD OF BEING STRESSED OUT.
  • 00:14:14.060 --> 00:14:16.090
  • INSTEAD OF BEING AGITATED INSTEAD OF BEING AFRAID,
  • 00:14:16.120 --> 00:14:19.180
  • JESUS SAYS, "LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED.
  • 00:14:19.210 --> 00:14:24.150
  • THAT WORD TROUBLED COULD BE TRANSLATED
  • 00:14:24.180 --> 00:14:25.260
  • THROWN INTO CONFUSION.
  • 00:14:25.290 --> 00:14:28.040
  • IT COMES FROM THE GREEK WORD "FREAK-OUT-O"
  • 00:14:28.070 --> 00:14:31.260
  • WE GET OUR ENGLISH WORD FREAK OUT.
  • 00:14:31.290 --> 00:14:34.070
  • NO I MADE THAT UP. THAT'S NOT TRUE.
  • 00:14:34.100 --> 00:14:36.050
  • BUT JESUS IS SAYING THAT WE SHOULD NOT RUN FROM
  • 00:14:36.080 --> 00:14:40.080
  • REALITY BUT HE WILL GIVE US A NEW REALITY. WHY?
  • 00:14:40.110 --> 00:14:44.150
  • 1. BECAUSE IF YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN, THERE IS A
  • 00:14:44.180 --> 00:14:48.120
  • PLACE IN HEAVEN WAITING FOR YOU.
  • 00:14:48.150 --> 00:14:51.160
  • THAT'S A GREAT PROMISE.
  • 00:14:51.190 --> 00:14:53.220
  • [applause]
  • 00:14:53.250 --> 00:14:57.050
  • WHATEVER YOU'RE GOING THROUGH,
  • 00:14:57.080 --> 00:14:59.050
  • WHATEVER CHALLENGES YOU'RE FACING,
  • 00:14:59.080 --> 00:15:01.080
  • WHATEVER IS STRESSING YOU OUT,
  • 00:15:01.110 --> 00:15:03.210
  • REMEMBER IF YOU PUT YOUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:15:03.240 --> 00:15:06.230
  • THERE'S A PLACE IN HEAVEN WAITING FOR YOU.
  • 00:15:06.260 --> 00:15:10.140
  • JESUS SAYS, "THERE'S MORE THAN ENOUGH
  • 00:15:10.170 --> 00:15:12.200
  • ROOM IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE."
  • 00:15:12.230 --> 00:15:15.160
  • LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:15:15.190 --> 00:15:16.210
  • HEAVEN WILL EXCEED YOUR WILDEST DREAMS, THEREFORE,
  • 00:15:16.240 --> 00:15:21.130
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF DEATH.
  • 00:15:21.160 --> 00:15:23.230
  • I JUST WROTE A BOOK ABOUT JOHNNY CASH, AS YOU KNOW,
  • 00:15:23.260 --> 00:15:27.060
  • AND AT AGE 71 JOHNNY CASH KNEW HE WAS GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:15:27.090 --> 00:15:31.260
  • HIS BELOVED WIFE JUNE HAD PRECEDED HIM AND ON HIS
  • 00:15:31.290 --> 00:15:36.270
  • DEATHBED JOHNNY'S SISTER JOANNE ASKED HIM, "ARE YOU
  • 00:15:37.000 --> 00:15:41.150
  • AFRAID OF DEATH, JOHNNY?" JOHNNY SAID, "NO, BABY."
  • 00:15:41.180 --> 00:15:45.260
  • HE CALLED HER BABY BECAUSE SHE WAS HIS BABY SISTER.
  • 00:15:45.290 --> 00:15:49.030
  • HE SAID, "NO, BABY.
  • 00:15:49.060 --> 00:15:50.080
  • I CAN'T HARDLY WAIT TO BE WITH THE LORD."
  • 00:15:50.110 --> 00:15:54.010
  • THEN SHE ASKED JOHNNY, "IF JESUS WOULD SAY ONE THING
  • 00:15:54.040 --> 00:15:57.010
  • TO YOU, JOHNNY, WHAT DO YOU HOPE HE WOULD SAY?"
  • 00:15:57.040 --> 00:16:01.090
  • TEARS ROLLED DOWN CASH'S FACE AND HE SAID, "I HOPE
  • 00:16:01.120 --> 00:16:05.040
  • JESUS WOULD SAY, 'COME UNTO ME, ALL YOU THAT
  • 00:16:05.070 --> 00:16:09.070
  • ARE LABORING AND ARE HEAVY LADEN
  • 00:16:09.100 --> 00:16:11.130
  • AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST.'" THAT IS THE HOPE
  • 00:16:11.160 --> 00:16:14.140
  • OF A TRUE BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:16:14.170 --> 00:16:17.080
  • [applause]
  • 00:16:17.110 --> 00:16:22.040
  • JESUS WANTS TO SAY THAT TO YOU,
  • 00:16:22.070 --> 00:16:24.230
  • BUT I HAVE TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.
  • 00:16:24.260 --> 00:16:26.260
  • TO SOME, JESUS IS GOING TO SADLY BUT FIRMLY SAY,
  • 00:16:26.290 --> 00:16:31.030
  • "DEPART FROM ME. I NEVER KNEW YOU,
  • 00:16:31.060 --> 00:16:33.260
  • YOU WORKERS OF INEQUITY."
  • 00:16:33.290 --> 00:16:36.010
  • GOD WANTS NOTHING MORE THAN TO WELCOME EVERY MAN,
  • 00:16:36.040 --> 00:16:39.190
  • EVERY WOMAN, EVERY PERSON MADE IN HIS IMAGE TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:16:39.220 --> 00:16:45.000
  • BUT HE'S NOT GOING TO FORCE YOU TO GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:16:45.030 --> 00:16:47.210
  • GOD IS NOT GOING TO SAY,
  • 00:16:47.240 --> 00:16:48.200
  • "GET UP TO HEAVEN RIGHT NOW, YOUNG MAN."
  • 00:16:48.230 --> 00:16:51.080
  • HEY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO HEAVEN
  • 00:16:51.110 --> 00:16:53.160
  • IF YOU DON'T WANT TO.
  • 00:16:53.190 --> 00:16:55.010
  • THE ONLY WAY YOU'RE GOING TO GET
  • 00:16:55.040 --> 00:16:56.240
  • TO HEAVEN IS THROUGH THE PROVISION THAT
  • 00:16:56.270 --> 00:16:59.050
  • GOD HAS MADE WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST, HIS SON.
  • 00:16:59.080 --> 00:17:04.150
  • HERE'S WHAT JESUS SAYS.
  • 00:17:04.180 --> 00:17:06.280
  • HE GOES ON IN JOHN 14 AND SAYS,
  • 00:17:07.010 --> 00:17:09.000
  • "WHERE I GO YOU KNOW AND THE WAY YOU KNOW."
  • 00:17:09.030 --> 00:17:12.110
  • THOMAS SAID, "LORD, WE DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU'RE
  • 00:17:12.140 --> 00:17:15.070
  • GOING, AND WE DON'T KNOW THE WAY."
  • 00:17:15.100 --> 00:17:17.050
  • AND JESUS SAID, LOOK, IT'S RIGHT HERE
  • 00:17:17.080 --> 00:17:20.150
  • ON THE FRONT OF THE STAGE.
  • 00:17:20.180 --> 00:17:22.040
  • JESUS SAID, READ IT OUT LOUD WITH ME,
  • 00:17:22.070 --> 00:17:24.220
  • "I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.
  • 00:17:24.250 --> 00:17:28.000
  • NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME."
  • 00:17:28.030 --> 00:17:31.120
  • LISTEN, YOU'RE GOING TO THINK I'M CRAZY WHEN I SAY THIS.
  • 00:17:31.150 --> 00:17:35.210
  • HEAR ME OUT. ALL ROADS LEAD TO GOD.
  • 00:17:35.240 --> 00:17:39.240
  • "GREG, ARE YOU INSANE?"
  • 00:17:39.270 --> 00:17:41.100
  • NO. YOU HEARD ME RIGHT.
  • 00:17:41.130 --> 00:17:42.070
  • ALL ROADS LEAD TO GOD.
  • 00:17:42.100 --> 00:17:44.010
  • NO MATTER WHAT YOU BELIEVE.
  • 00:17:44.040 --> 00:17:45.090
  • EVEN IF YOU'RE AN ATHEIST, THAT ROAD WILL ULTIMATELY
  • 00:17:45.120 --> 00:17:49.050
  • LEAD YOU TO GOD.
  • 00:17:49.080 --> 00:17:50.290
  • BY THAT I MEAN ONE DAY YOU WILL DIE, ENTER ETERNITY,
  • 00:17:51.020 --> 00:17:54.130
  • AND YOU WILL STAND BEFORE GOD ALMIGHTY.
  • 00:17:54.160 --> 00:17:57.040
  • YES, ALL ROADS WILL ULTIMATELY GET YOU IN
  • 00:17:57.070 --> 00:17:59.040
  • FRONT OF GOD, BUT LISTEN, ONLY ONE ROAD LEADS TO
  • 00:17:59.070 --> 00:18:03.130
  • HEAVEN AND THAT'S THE ROAD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST WHO
  • 00:18:03.160 --> 00:18:06.230
  • DIED ON THE CROSS FOR YOUR SIN.
  • 00:18:06.260 --> 00:18:08.210
  • [applause]
  • 00:18:08.240 --> 00:18:14.010
  • BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN JESUS
  • 00:18:14.040 --> 00:18:15.280
  • YOU WILL NOT GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:16.010 --> 00:18:18.010
  • HEAVEN IS NOT FOR GOOD PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:18.040 --> 00:18:20.000
  • WE HEAR ALL THE TIME, IF YOU LIVE A GOOD LIFE
  • 00:18:20.030 --> 00:18:21.290
  • YOU'LL GET TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:22.020 --> 00:18:23.240
  • LET'S JUST SAY FOR THE SAKE OF A POINT THAT'S TRUE.
  • 00:18:23.270 --> 00:18:26.140
  • HOW GOOD? ARE YOU SURE YOUR LIFE IS GOOD ENOUGH?
  • 00:18:26.170 --> 00:18:30.090
  • "WELL, I JUST THINK IF I'M A GOOD PERSON..."
  • 00:18:30.120 --> 00:18:32.070
  • WHOSE DEFINITION OF GOOD ARE WE GOING TO GO WITH?
  • 00:18:32.100 --> 00:18:34.200
  • YOUR DEFINITION. MY DEFINITION. SHALL WE VOTE ON IT?
  • 00:18:34.230 --> 00:18:38.200
  • HERE'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS, "ALL HAVE SINNED
  • 00:18:38.230 --> 00:18:42.080
  • AND FALLEN SHORT OF GOD'S GLORY."
  • 00:18:42.110 --> 00:18:43.260
  • HERE'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS,
  • 00:18:43.290 --> 00:18:45.100
  • "IF YOU COMMIT ONE SIN, YOU'RE GUILTY OF ALL SIN."
  • 00:18:45.130 --> 00:18:48.240
  • EVERY ONE OF US HAS SINNED.
  • 00:18:48.270 --> 00:18:50.140
  • EVERY ONE OF US HAVE BROKEN THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD.
  • 00:18:50.170 --> 00:18:54.000
  • THE WORD SIN CAN BE TRANSLATED TO CROSS THE LINE.
  • 00:18:54.030 --> 00:18:57.080
  • EVERYBODY HAS CROSSED THE LINE.
  • 00:18:57.110 --> 00:18:59.230
  • SO WE'RE SEPARATED FROM GOD, BUT HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:18:59.260 --> 00:19:03.060
  • AND YOU CAN BE FORGIVEN OF YOUR SIN TONIGHT.
  • 00:19:08.110 --> 00:19:11.250
  • [applause]
  • 00:19:11.280 --> 00:19:16.040
  • YOU KNOW, IF YOU WERE LOST AND YOU
  • 00:19:16.070 --> 00:19:18.060
  • WANTED TO COME TO ANGEL STADIUM AND YOU TEXTED ME
  • 00:19:18.090 --> 00:19:21.140
  • YOU'D SAY, "GREG, I CAN'T FIND MY WAY TO ANGEL STADIUM.
  • 00:19:21.170 --> 00:19:24.160
  • HOW DO I GET THERE?"
  • 00:19:24.190 --> 00:19:26.290
  • YOU KNOW WHAT MY QUESTION WILL BE: "WHERE ARE YOU?"
  • 00:19:27.020 --> 00:19:30.280
  • HOW CAN I TELL YOU HOW TO GET HERE
  • 00:19:31.010 --> 00:19:32.280
  • IF I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE?
  • 00:19:33.010 --> 00:19:34.290
  • IF YOU'RE TEXTING ME FROM THE COAST, I'M GOING TO
  • 00:19:35.020 --> 00:19:37.170
  • GIVE YOU A SEPARATE SET OF DIRECTIONS THAN I WOULD
  • 00:19:37.200 --> 00:19:40.100
  • GIVE YOU IF YOU'RE TEXTING ME FROM INLAND.
  • 00:19:40.130 --> 00:19:43.270
  • DIFFERENT FREEWAYS, DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS
  • 00:19:44.000 --> 00:19:46.170
  • SO IN THE SAME WAY, YOU SAY, "HOW DO I GET TO HEAVEN?"
  • 00:19:46.200 --> 00:19:50.050
  • GOD WOULD ASK YOU THE QUESTION, "WHERE ARE YOU?"
  • 00:19:50.080 --> 00:19:53.010
  • ARE YOU HONEST ENOUGH TO SAY, "WELL, WHERE AM I?
  • 00:19:53.040 --> 00:19:57.150
  • I'M SAD. I'M LONELY. I'M DEPRESSED. I'M AFRAID.
  • 00:19:57.180 --> 00:20:04.210
  • I'M TERRIFIED OF DEATH. HOW DO I CHANGE THIS?"
  • 00:20:04.240 --> 00:20:08.290
  • GOD WOULD SAY, "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE
  • 00:20:09.020 --> 00:20:11.010
  • LIFE AND NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME.
  • 00:20:11.040 --> 00:20:14.160
  • YOU NEED TO COME TO ME AND YOU NEED TO COME THROUGH
  • 00:20:14.190 --> 00:20:17.170
  • ME BECAUSE I SENT MY SON TO DIE ON THE CROSS FOR YOU."
  • 00:20:17.200 --> 00:20:23.230
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY AND IT'S THROUGH JESUS. BUT WHY?
  • 00:20:23.260 --> 00:20:28.080
  • WHAT IF A PERSON IS SINCERE AND THEY
  • 00:20:28.110 --> 00:20:31.000
  • BELIEVE WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS TRUE?
  • 00:20:31.030 --> 00:20:34.250
  • WON'T SINCERITY GET YOU TO HEAVEN?
  • 00:20:34.280 --> 00:20:37.220
  • REALLY? I MEAN THINK ABOUT THAT LOGICALLY.
  • 00:20:37.250 --> 00:20:39.230
  • WHAT IF YOU WENT DOWN TO LAX AND YOU WERE GOING TO
  • 00:20:39.260 --> 00:20:42.230
  • TAKE A PLANE TO HONOLULU, HAWAII, AND YOU'RE TAXIING
  • 00:20:42.260 --> 00:20:46.190
  • DOWN THE RUNWAY AND YOU HEAR THE VOICE OF YOUR
  • 00:20:46.220 --> 00:20:49.120
  • CAPTAIN COME OVER THE INTERCOM.
  • 00:20:49.150 --> 00:20:52.030
  • "GOOD MORNING LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
  • 00:20:52.060 --> 00:20:54.090
  • WELCOME TO FLIGHT 293 BOUND FOR HONOLULU, HAWAII.
  • 00:20:54.120 --> 00:20:57.280
  • WE'LL BE AT A CRUISING ALTITUDE TODAY OF 32.000 FEET.
  • 00:20:58.010 --> 00:21:02.020
  • WE EXPECT A SMOOTH FLIGHT."
  • 00:21:02.050 --> 00:21:04.220
  • YOU'RE THINKING "ALL RIGHT."
  • 00:21:04.250 --> 00:21:06.060
  • AND THEN YOUR CAPTAIN SAYS THIS: "BY THE WAY, FOLKS,
  • 00:21:06.090 --> 00:21:08.290
  • I'M NOT SO SURE ABOUT THE WHOLE FUEL THING.
  • 00:21:09.020 --> 00:21:12.290
  • I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE ENOUGH FUEL TO MAKE IT TO
  • 00:21:13.020 --> 00:21:16.190
  • HAWAII, BUT THAT'S OKAY BECAUSE, LISTEN PEOPLE,
  • 00:21:16.220 --> 00:21:20.030
  • I'M SINCERE IN WHAT I BELIEVE.
  • 00:21:20.060 --> 00:21:23.210
  • AND BY THE WAY, FOLKS, I'M NOT GOING TO USE
  • 00:21:23.240 --> 00:21:25.200
  • OUR NAVIGATION SYSTEM.
  • 00:21:25.230 --> 00:21:27.120
  • I'M NOT EVEN GOING TO USE A MAP BECAUSE, PEOPLE,
  • 00:21:27.150 --> 00:21:29.210
  • I BELIEVE THAT ALL ROADS TO LEAD TO HAWAII."
  • 00:21:29.240 --> 00:21:34.110
  • I WANT OFF THAT PLANE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:21:34.140 --> 00:21:37.290
  • I WANT A PILOT THAT KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING.
  • 00:21:38.020 --> 00:21:41.230
  • SO IN THE SAME WAY, WE SAY,
  • 00:21:41.260 --> 00:21:43.130
  • "I JUST BELIEVE IF I'M IN SINCERE
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  • AND I BELIEVE IF I LIVE A GOOD LIFE,"
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  • WHAT DO YOU JUST MAKE THIS STUFF UP OUT OF YOUR HEAD?
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  • ARE YOU GOING TO GO WITH WHAT YOU THINK OR ARE YOU
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  • GOING TO GO WITH WHAT GOD SAYS?
  • 00:21:52.130 --> 00:21:55.120
  • JESUS HAS TOLD YOU HOW TO GET THERE.
  • 00:21:55.150 --> 00:21:57.230
  • SINCERITY IS NOT ENOUGH.
  • 00:21:57.260 --> 00:21:59.120
  • LIVING A GOOD LIFE IS NOT ENOUGH.
  • 00:21:59.150 --> 00:22:01.070
  • GOD SAYS, "WHERE ARE YOU?"
  • 00:22:01.100 --> 00:22:03.220
  • YOU HAVE TO SAY I'M MESSED UP.
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  • I NEED HELP. I NEED GOD.
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  • AND THEN HE WILL SAVE YOU.
  • 00:22:08.210 --> 00:22:10.060
  • THE BIBLE SAYS WHOEVER WILL CALL UPON THE NAME OF
  • 00:22:10.090 --> 00:22:12.120
  • THE LORD, WILL BE SAVED.
  • 00:22:12.150 --> 00:22:14.130
  • WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?
  • 00:22:14.160 --> 00:22:15.240
  • WELL LET'S JUST THINK ABOUT IF YOU WERE DROWNING.
  • 00:22:15.270 --> 00:22:18.180
  • SOME YEARS AGO I WAS OUT ON THE OCEAN WITH JONATHAN.
  • 00:22:18.210 --> 00:22:22.100
  • HE WAS A VERY LITTLE GUY.
  • 00:22:22.130 --> 00:22:24.160
  • AND WE'RE OUT SWIMMING AROUND
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  • AND I GOT CAUGHT IN A RIPTIDE.
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  • HERE'S THE IRONY.
  • 00:22:27.280 --> 00:22:29.060
  • I WAS ONLY LIKE 12 FEET FROM THE SHORE,
  • 00:22:29.090 --> 00:22:32.180
  • BUT I CAUGHT IN A RIPTIDE AND I'M GETTING PULLED
  • 00:22:32.210 --> 00:22:36.100
  • AND I CAN'T GET MY FEET ON THE GROUND.
  • 00:22:36.130 --> 00:22:38.200
  • MEANWHILE, LITTLE JONATHAN WHO CAN'T SWIM YET,
  • 00:22:38.230 --> 00:22:40.190
  • I'M SORT OF HOLDING HIM KEEPING HIS HEAD ABOVE
  • 00:22:40.220 --> 00:22:43.180
  • WATER BUT I CAN'T GET MY FEET ON THE SAND.
  • 00:22:43.210 --> 00:22:46.200
  • I'M A LITTLE WORRIED BUT I'M TOO PROUD TO CALL OUT
  • 00:22:46.230 --> 00:22:49.130
  • FOR HELP BECAUSE I'M 12 FEET FROM THE SHORE.
  • 00:22:49.160 --> 00:22:53.050
  • THEN I SEE A LIFEGUARD NOTICES I'M IN TROUBLE AND
  • 00:22:53.080 --> 00:22:56.100
  • SHE STARTS SWIMMING TOWARD ME WITH HER FLOTATION DEVICE.
  • 00:22:56.130 --> 00:23:00.080
  • I'M LIKE NO. I'M OKAY.
  • 00:23:00.110 --> 00:23:02.170
  • AND SHE'S ALMOST TO ME AND I FINALLY GOT MY FEET ON
  • 00:23:02.200 --> 00:23:05.170
  • THE GROUND AND I SAID, "HEY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
  • 00:23:05.200 --> 00:23:07.200
  • I'M OKAY." SHE SAID "ALL RIGHT."
  • 00:23:07.230 --> 00:23:09.270
  • THAT'S HOW SOME OF US ARE.
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  • WE'RE CAUGHT IN SOMETHING WORSE THAN THAT.
  • 00:23:12.010 --> 00:23:14.000
  • WE'RE CAUGHT IN A POWERFUL RIPTIDE AND WE'RE TOO
  • 00:23:14.030 --> 00:23:17.050
  • PROUD TO SAY, "GOD, I NEED HELP.
  • 00:23:17.080 --> 00:23:19.240
  • GOD SAYS, "WHERE ARE YOU?"
  • 00:23:19.270 --> 00:23:21.170
  • YOU HAVE TO SAY I NEED HELP.
  • 00:23:21.200 --> 00:23:23.220
  • I'VE TRIED TO FIX MYSELF.
  • 00:23:23.250 --> 00:23:25.190
  • I'VE TRIED TO SELF MEDICATE.
  • 00:23:25.220 --> 00:23:28.110
  • I THOUGHT IF I TOOK THIS DRUG, IF I DRANK THIS,
  • 00:23:28.140 --> 00:23:30.130
  • IF I HAD THIS EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING WOULD BE BETTER.
  • 00:23:30.160 --> 00:23:34.090
  • IF I REACH THIS CAREER GOAL IF I BOUGHT
  • 00:23:34.120 --> 00:23:36.190
  • THIS ULTRA COOL CAR.
  • 00:23:36.220 --> 00:23:38.100
  • IF I HAD THIS SEXUAL EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:23:38.130 --> 00:23:40.200
  • IF I LIVED IN THIS HOUSE. IF I REACHED THIS GOAL.
  • 00:23:40.230 --> 00:23:44.070
  • WHATEVER IT IS AND YOU SET THESE GOALS AND YOU REACH
  • 00:23:44.100 --> 00:23:47.010
  • THEM AND THERE WAS STILL A HOLE IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:23:47.040 --> 00:23:49.180
  • AND YOU WONDER WHAT'S HAPPENING.
  • 00:23:49.210 --> 00:23:51.210
  • GOD SAYS "WHERE ARE YOU?"
  • 00:23:51.240 --> 00:23:53.290
  • WILL YOU JUST BE HONEST ENOUGH TO SAY, "I'M LOST,
  • 00:23:54.020 --> 00:23:56.240
  • I'M IN TROUBLE, I NEED HELP"?
  • 00:23:56.270 --> 00:23:59.290
  • HERE'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS, "WHOEVER WILL CALL
  • 00:24:00.040 --> 00:24:02.220
  • UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.
  • 00:24:02.250 --> 00:24:06.020
  • HE'LL SAVE YOU.
  • 00:24:06.050 --> 00:24:07.010
  • HE'LL FORGIVE YOU. HE'LL CHANGE YOU.
  • 00:24:07.040 --> 00:24:09.200
  • HE'LL CHANGE YOUR ETERNAL ADDRESS TONIGHT.
  • 00:24:09.230 --> 00:24:12.220
  • [applause]
  • 00:24:12.250 --> 00:24:17.060
  • YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR ETERNAL ADDRESS FROM
  • 00:24:17.090 --> 00:24:20.120
  • A PLACE CALLED HELL, AND YES, FRIEND,
  • 00:24:20.150 --> 00:24:23.050
  • THERE IS A HELL.
  • 00:24:23.080 --> 00:24:25.200
  • YOU CAN CHANGE IT TO A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN. LISTEN.
  • 00:24:25.230 --> 00:24:30.160
  • JESUS SPOKE MORE ABOUT HELL THAN ALL THE OTHER
  • 00:24:30.190 --> 00:24:32.250
  • PREACHERS OF THE BIBLE PUT TOGETHER.
  • 00:24:32.280 --> 00:24:35.210
  • HE WARNED US ABOUT IT. HE HAS SEEN IT.
  • 00:24:35.240 --> 00:24:38.070
  • GOD DOESN'T WANT YOU TO GO THERE.
  • 00:24:38.100 --> 00:24:40.140
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "BROAD IS THE WAY THAT LEADS TO
  • 00:24:40.170 --> 00:24:42.250
  • DESTRUCTION AND MANY THERE ARE THAT GO THAT WAY,
  • 00:24:42.280 --> 00:24:45.130
  • BUT NARROW IS THE WAY THAT LEADS TO LIFE
  • 00:24:45.160 --> 00:24:48.010
  • AND FEW THERE ARE THAT FIND IT."
  • 00:24:48.040 --> 00:24:50.000
  • LISTEN, GOD HAS DROPPED A LIFELINE FROM HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:50.030 --> 00:24:53.000
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE LIFELINE.
  • 00:24:53.030 --> 00:24:55.020
  • IT'S JESUS CHRIST AND HE'S HERE ALIVE IN ANGEL
  • 00:24:55.050 --> 00:24:59.000
  • STADIUM TONIGHT STANDING AT THE DOOR
  • 00:24:59.030 --> 00:25:01.090
  • OF YOUR LIFE AND HE'S KNOCKING.
  • 00:25:01.120 --> 00:25:02.280
  • [applause]
  • 00:25:03.010 --> 00:25:07.050
  • HE SAYS, IF YOU'LL HEAR HIS VOICE AND OPEN THE
  • 00:25:07.080 --> 00:25:08.290
  • DOOR, HE'LL COME IN.
  • 00:25:09.020 --> 00:25:11.030
  • YOU SAY, OKAY WELL I WANT THIS RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:25:11.060 --> 00:25:14.210
  • I DON'T WANT TO LIVE A LIFE CRIPPLED BY FEAR AND
  • 00:25:14.240 --> 00:25:17.170
  • OVERCOME WITH AGITATION AND ANXIETY AND WORRY.
  • 00:25:17.200 --> 00:25:23.020
  • WHAT DO I DO? WHAT DOES JESUS SAY?
  • 00:25:23.050 --> 00:25:25.110
  • HE SAYS, "YOU BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME."
  • 00:25:25.140 --> 00:25:29.150
  • BELIEVE IN HIM.
  • 00:25:29.180 --> 00:25:31.090
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BELIEVE?
  • 00:25:31.120 --> 00:25:32.210
  • IT MEANS PUT YOUR FULL WEIGHT ON HIM.
  • 00:25:32.240 --> 00:25:35.150
  • FOR INSTANCE, RIGHT NOW I'M PUTTING MY FULL WEIGHT
  • 00:25:35.180 --> 00:25:38.240
  • OF 125 POUNDS ON THIS STAGE.
  • 00:25:38.270 --> 00:25:42.040
  • [laughter]
  • 00:25:42.070 --> 00:25:43.020
  • WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING?
  • 00:25:43.050 --> 00:25:44.200
  • THAT WAS KIND OF A HURTFUL LAUGH HONESTLY.
  • 00:25:44.230 --> 00:25:47.260
  • NO. I'M JUST TALKING ABOUT MY LEFT LEG ACTUALLY.
  • 00:25:47.290 --> 00:25:50.260
  • IT'S 125 POUNDS.
  • 00:25:50.290 --> 00:25:52.060
  • NO I'M PUTTING MY FULL WEIGHT ON THE STAGE.
  • 00:25:52.090 --> 00:25:55.060
  • I'M TRUSTING THAT THE GUYS WHO BUILT
  • 00:25:55.090 --> 00:25:56.280
  • THIS STAGE BUILT IT RIGHT.
  • 00:25:57.010 --> 00:25:58.280
  • IT'S PROPERLY SUPPORTED.
  • 00:25:59.010 --> 00:26:00.220
  • TO BELIEVE IN JESUS MEANS I'M BELIEVING IN JESUS.
  • 00:26:00.250 --> 00:26:04.170
  • I'M PUTTING MY FULL WEIGHT ON HIM.
  • 00:26:04.200 --> 00:26:06.190
  • I'M TRUSTING HIM AND NO ONE ELSE.
  • 00:26:06.220 --> 00:26:10.030
  • THE MOST DEVASTATING MOMENT OF MY LIFE WAS
  • 00:26:10.060 --> 00:26:13.210
  • WHEN MY OLDEST SON DIED IN THAT AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT.
  • 00:26:13.240 --> 00:26:18.190
  • HONESTLY, I DIDN'T KNOW IF I WOULD SURVIVE IT.
  • 00:26:18.220 --> 00:26:22.000
  • "BUT GREG, YOU'RE A PREACHER.
  • 00:26:22.030 --> 00:26:23.100
  • YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS." NO.
  • 00:26:23.130 --> 00:26:25.170
  • I WAS JUST A HURTING FATHER WITH A LOT OF QUESTIONS.
  • 00:26:25.200 --> 00:26:30.260
  • WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?
  • 00:26:30.290 --> 00:26:32.160
  • WHY DID YOU ALLOW THIS, GOD?
  • 00:26:32.190 --> 00:26:35.030
  • MY FAITH WAS TESTED, BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD
  • 00:26:35.060 --> 00:26:39.250
  • WAS THERE WITH ME AND HE GOT ME THROUGH IT
  • 00:26:39.280 --> 00:26:42.270
  • AND HE GETS ME THROUGH IT.
  • 00:26:43.000 --> 00:26:44.170
  • [applause]
  • 00:26:44.200 --> 00:26:46.140
  • YOU NEED TO BELIEVE YOUR BELIEFS AND DOUBT YOUR DOUBTS.
  • 00:26:46.170 --> 00:26:49.250
  • I PUT EVERYTHING I'VE TAUGHT FOR ALL THESE
  • 00:26:49.280 --> 00:26:52.220
  • YEARS TO THE TEST.
  • 00:26:52.250 --> 00:26:54.200
  • OKAY, GOD IF YOU'RE REAL, YOU'VE GOT TO BE REAL
  • 00:26:54.230 --> 00:26:56.220
  • FOR ME RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:26:56.250 --> 00:26:58.010
  • I'LL TELL YOU THE HONEST TRUTH: IF GOD DIDN'T COME
  • 00:26:58.040 --> 00:27:00.100
  • THROUGH FOR ME 11 YEARS AGO, I WOULDN'T BE UP
  • 00:27:00.130 --> 00:27:04.220
  • HERE TALKING TO YOU.
  • 00:27:04.250 --> 00:27:06.010
  • WHAT WOULD BE THE POINT OF IT?
  • 00:27:06.040 --> 00:27:07.120
  • BUT HE DID COME THROUGH FOR ME
  • 00:27:07.150 --> 00:27:08.290
  • AND HE'LL COME THROUGH FOR YOU.
  • 00:27:09.020 --> 00:27:10.160
  • THAT'S THE HOPE OF A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:27:10.190 --> 00:27:12.200
  • [Phil Wickham: This is the Day] THIS IS THE DAY
  • 00:27:12.230 --> 00:27:14.090
  • WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
  • 00:27:14.120 --> 00:27:16.210
  • O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THE ANGELS ARE SINGING
  • 00:27:16.240 --> 00:27:20.250
  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
  • 00:27:20.280 --> 00:27:21.280