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August 26, 2019
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  • (Phil Wickham: This is the Day) CAN YOU SEE 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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  • ACROSS THE NORTHERN
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  • HEMISPHERE THE SUMMER
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  • SOLSTICE TAKES PLACE EVERY JUNE.
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  • THIS IS WHEN THE HEAT INDEX RISES THEREFORE IT
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  • IS EVIDENT IN MOST STATES THAT SUMMER HAS ARRIVED.
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  • THE TERM SOLSTICE COMES FROM THE LATIN WORD
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  • SOLSTITIUM MEANING SUN STANDING STILL.
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  • IN ARIZONA THE SUN REIGNS SUPREME LOOKING
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  • DOWN ON THE BEAUTIFUL DESERT LANDSCAPE KNOWN BY
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  • LOCALS AS THE VALLEY OF THE SUN.
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  • THIS IS A PLACE WHERE THE SUN IS HONORED.
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  • CONSIDER THE MANY TEAM NAMES AND MASCOTS.
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  • THE ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS.
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  • THE NBA'S PHOENIX SUNS.
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  • HOWEVER THE HEAT IS NO OBSTACLE TO THE TEAM
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  • TRAVELING FROM THE WEST.
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  • THE SITE IS THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM AS IT
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  • WILL PLAY HOST TO HARVEST AMERICA AND GREG LAURIE.
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  • ON THIS 11TH DAY OF JUNE THE NATION WILL BE
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  • FOCUSED ON WHAT WILL NOW BE TERMED AS THE
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  • VALLEY OF THE SON.
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  • THAT IS S-O-N.
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  • IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO CALCULATE
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  • HOW MANY FACTORS CONTRIBUTE TO THE OUTCOME
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  • OF A HARVEST AMERICA.
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  • IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE WHICH OF THE
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  • COUNTLESS DECISIONS OF PREPARATION AND PLANNING
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  • COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SUCCESS OR FAILURE. WHAT IS
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  • A KNOWN FACT IS THE
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  • FORTITUDE TO STEP OUT IN FAITH.
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  • THE BURDEN FOR A NATION. THE PARTNERSHIP OF
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  • THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION.
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  • THE 400 CHURCHES ACROSS THE STATE OF ARIZONA.
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  • THE 3.758 HOST SITES IN 83 COUNTRIES.
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  • (Greg Laurie) I DON'T THINK THE
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  • OBJECTIVE IS TO TRY TO DO LARGE EVENTS.
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  • I THINK THE OBJECTIVE IS TO SHARE YOUR FAITH
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  • WHEREVER YOU ARE.
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  • ONE-ON-ONE CONVERSATION, BEFORE A GROUP OF PEOPLE,
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  • OR IN A LARGE SETTING LIKE THIS.
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  • IT IS ALL GOOD.
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  • ON THE FINAL DAY WHAT GOD IS GOING TO REQUIRE FROM
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  • US IS NOT SUCCESS BUT FAITHFULNESS.
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  • HE WILL SAY WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.
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  • TO TELL SOMEONE IS THE MISSION AT HAND.
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  • AN INVITE TO HARVEST AMERICA IS THE VEHICLE.
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  • BUT LEADING TO SOMEONE TO CHRIST AT ANY TIME IS
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  • ALWAYS THE MAIN OBJECTIVE.
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  • OUR STRENGTH IS IN OUR UNITY AS WE CHAMPION
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  • THE CAUSE FOR CHRIST.
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  • (Jason Powell) WE HAVE GOT 1.000 PEOPLE
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  • THAT HAVE REGISTERED ALL OVER THE
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  • GREATER PHOENIX AREA WITH
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  • US TO LEARN HOW TO TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT JESUS.
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  • SO WE ARE GIVING THEM THE NUTS AND THE BOLTS, THE
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  • TIPS AND THE TACTICS AS IT WERE TO HOW TO COMMUNICATE
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  • WITH PEOPLE IN AN EFFECTIVE WAY WHAT
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  • JESUS HAS DONE.
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  • YOU ARE JUST A MESSENGER. THAT IS ALL YOU ARE.
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  • THIS ISN'T YOUR MESSAGE.
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  • YOU DIDN'T COME UP WITH IT.
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  • THIS MESSAGE SAVED YOU.
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  • AS A CHILD YOU MAY HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO NEVER
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  • TALK TO STRANGERS.
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  • IN THE CASE OF SHARING THE GOSPEL, CONTRARY TO THAT
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  • PHILOSOPHY, SPEAK UP.
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  • SPEAK OUT AND YES TALK TO STRANGERS.
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  • (Jason Powell) TONIGHT WHAT WE ARE DOING
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  • IS WE ARE WALKING UP TO STRANGERS.
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  • THAT IS RIGHT.
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  • PEOPLE WE DON'T KNOW AND STARTING A
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  • CONVERSATION WITH THEM.
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  • NOT CONFRONTATION BUT CONVERSATION.
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  • CAN I ASK YOU GUYS A QUESTION?
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  • JUST GETTING YOUR THOUGHTS.
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  • THIS ISN'T LIKE TRICK QUESTIONS.
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  • THIS ISN'T LIKE.
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  • WE ARE GOING TO INVITE THEM OUT TO THE STADIUM
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  • TOMORROW TONIGHT WHERE THE CARDINALS PLAY.
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  • 65.000 SEATS.
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  • WE ARE GIVING THEM A PERSONAL INVITATION AND
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  • THEN WE ARE TRANSITIONING TO A GOSPEL PRESENTATION.
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  • A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION AND A LITTLE MORE ACTION
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  • IS WHAT MEMBERS OF THIS TEAM EMPHASIZES.
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  • REACHING OUT TO A COMMUNITY IN NEED.
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  • THAT IS WHAT HARVEST AMERICA IS ALL ABOUT.
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  • WE ARE HERE TO PUT FEET TO OUR FAITH.
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  • WE ARE HERE TRYING TO JUST SHARE THE GOSPEL.
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  • SHARE HE LOVE OF CHRIST AND THAT IS WHAT THIS
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  • IS ALL ABOUT FOR US.
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  • YOU KNOW WE WANT TO COME HERE AND YES WE WANT TO
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  • PUT ON THIS EVENT AND WE WANT TO REACH AS MANY
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  • PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE BUT WE ALSO WANT TO GIVE BACK
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  • INTO OUR COMMUNITY.
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  • IT IS A LOST, BROKEN, HURTING WORLD OUT HERE.
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  • AND IN THIS COMMUNITY ESPECIALLY THERE ARE
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  • SO MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE WITHOUT HOPE.
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  • WE WANT TO SHARE THE HOPE THAT WE HAVE FOUND.
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  • THE LOVE FROM CHRIST THAT HAS CHANGED AND
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  • TRANSFORMED OUR ENTIRE LIVES.
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  • WE JUST WANT TO SHARE THAT WITH PEOPLE.
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  • THAT IS THE DIRECTION THAT
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  • WE ARE PUTTING EVERYTHING TOWARDS.
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  • TRYING TO BEG GOD FOR A REVIVAL IN OUR COUNTRY.
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  • RECOGNIZING THIS SPACE, INVESTING IN OUR SPHERE OF
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  • INFLUENCE, THEN GO BEYOND.
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  • THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX.
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  • HARVEST AMERICA HAS
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  • LEARNED TO HARNESS TECHNOLOGY TO SHARE THIS
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  • MESSAGE INSTANTLY AND GLOBALLY.
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  • THE TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.
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  • YOU KNOW OUR COUNTRY IS IN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL.
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  • THE ONLY THING THAT IS GOING TO SAVE OUR NATION
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  • AND SAVE OUR PEOPLE IS A REVIVAL.
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  • 18 HOURS AND COUNTING BEFORE THE DOORS OPEN.
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  • THE CREW FINALIZES THEIR TASKS.
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  • THE STAGE IS SET. LIGHTS PROGRAMMED.
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  • CAMERAS FAXED, SHOW FLOW IN MOTION, THE WALK
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  • THROUGH, THE SOUND CHECKS ARE COMPLETED.
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  • EACH PERSON HANDLES THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES
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  • AND STRESS DIFFERENTLY.
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  • SOME WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING.
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  • OTHERS WELL WITH A LITTLE HUMOR.
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  • WELL YOU KNOW YOU ARE ANXIOUS.
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  • YOU WANT TO DO THIS.
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  • I AM LIKE I WISH I COULD DO IT RIGHT NOW.
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  • BUT I NEED PEOPLE IN THESE SEATS.
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  • SO THE ANXIETY IS YOU KNOW YOU HOPE PEOPLE SHOW UP.
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  • YOU HOPE WE FILL THIS PLACE.
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  • IT IS SO BIG. WOW.
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  • LOOK AT THAT CAMERA. THAT IS COOL.
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  • (unidentified male) THAT WILL BE A VERY
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  • IMPRESSIVE SHOT WITH THE ALTAR CALL.
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  • DO THESE THINGS TURN?
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  • (unidentified male) DO YOU WANT TO SEE IT TURN?
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  • YEAH. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT.
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  • THIS IS SO MUCH FUN.
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  • THIS IS PRETTY COOL.
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  • [drums]
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  • IT IS LIKE A RIDE FOR OLD PEOPLE.
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  • OLD PERSON GETTING OFF RIDE.
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  • SURVIVAL OF THE GIANT
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  • TURNTABLE IS A GOOD THING. RIGHT.
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  • AS GREG LAURIE, THE STAFF, AND CREW EXIT THE BUILDING
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  • THE TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE COOLS DOWN BUT THE PRAYERS
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  • RISING TO HEAVEN GET TURNED UP.
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  • I LOVE THE FACT THAT I GET TO SING.
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  • IT IS AMAZING BEING HERE.
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  • I AM JUST SO GRATEFUL.
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  • THE MESSAGE OF JESUS DIED FOR YOU, HE LOVES YOU, AND
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  • THROUGH HIM ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
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  • THE WAY THAT THE GOSPEL COULD IMPACT EVERY AREA OF
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  • OUR LIFE THAT IS THE MESSAGE I BELIEVE IN AND
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  • SAVED ME AND THE MESSAGE THAT HAS MADE ME SO
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  • PASSIONATE AS I HAVE LIVED MY LOVE AND DONE MY MUSIC.
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  • THE DARKEST TIMES IN LIFE HAVE TAUGHT US THE BIGGEST
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  • THINGS AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS AND THAT
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  • IS REALLY WHAT MOST OF OUR SONGS ARE ABOUT YOU KNOW
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  • THAT REDEMPTION STORY.
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  • AND I THINK THAT IS WHERE WE ARE CLOSEST TO GOD.
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  • WE KNOW WE NEED HIM THE MOST.
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  • JESUS HAS A DOUBLE VISION OF SORTS.
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  • HE SEES YOU AS YOU WERE AND WHO YOU WILL BE AND I
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  • FEEL LIKE "COME JUST AS YOU ARE" IS JUST A PERFECT SONG
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  • TO BE ABLE TO SING.
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  • AND BE LIKE JESUS LOVES YOU. COME.
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  • THE GOSPEL IS THE HOPE AND THE ANSWER THAT
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  • WE ARE LOOKING FOR.
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  • IT IS NEVER GOING TO CHANGE SO IT IS AS
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  • RELEVANT NOW AS IT EVER HAS BEEN.
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  • I FEEL LIKE THERE ARE PROBABLY SOME PEOPLE HERE
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  • WHO ARE QUESTIONING WHY THEY ARE HERE.
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  • THEY DON'T KNOW WHY.
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  • THEY JUST KNOW THEY ARE HURTING.
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  • I HOPE THEY FIND SOME ANSWERS TONIGHT YOU KNOW.
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  • (Brennley Brown) I JUST BELIEVE THAT GOD CAN
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  • TRANSFORM THIS WORLD AND I HOPE TODAY PEOPLE LEAVE
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  • WITH JUST FEELING GOD'S LOVE AND JUST
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  • HIS SPIRIT WITHIN THEM.
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  • IN HOUSE 38.000 WERE IN ATTENDANCE.
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  • 246.600 WATCHED LIVE AT HOST SITES VIA WEBCAST
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  • AND ON FACEBOOK LIVE.
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  • ADDITIONALLY AN AUDIENCE OF 660.000 TUNED IN TO THE
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  • TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK.
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  • THE TOTAL GLOBAL VIEWING AUDIENCE OF 945.000
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  • SING, CLAPPED, DANCED AND WORSHIP ALONG WITH
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  • MUSIC PERFORMANCES AS THEY USHER IN GOD'S PRESENCE
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  • AND SET HEARTS AND MINDS IN PREPARATION OF THIS
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  • ONE THING. THE MESSAGE PREACHED.
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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
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  • OF THIS EARTH TO THE HEART OF HEAVEN.
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  • IT REMINDS US OF HIS PROMISES
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  • AND GROUNDS US IN HIS GRACE.
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  • O CLAP YOUR HANDS ALL YOU PEOPLES.
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  • SHOUT TO GOD WITH THE VOICE OF TRIUMPH.
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  • HE IS ALWAYS WORTHY OF OUR WORSHIP.
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  • LIFE IS COMPARED TO A RACE.
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  • THE CHALLENGES, TRIALS, OPPOSITIONS,
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  • AND SEEMINGLY INSURMOUNTABLE OBSTACLES, THEY WILL COME.
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  • ADVERSITIES, GREAT AND SMALL, WILL TEST US.
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  • TEST OUR METAL, OUR FAITH,
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  • BUT WE ARE OVERCOMERS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
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  • WHO ENDURED IT ALL FOR US
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  • AND THERE IS A PRIZE, A CROWN, A GREAT REWARD.
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  • PRESS ON. FIGHT. ENDURE TILL THE END.
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  • AND ABOVE ALL, KEEP THE FAITH.
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  • 00:11:23.030 --> 00:11:26.280
  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • WELCOME BACK.
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  • NOW FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM
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  • IN GLENDALE, ARIZONA HERE IS GREG LAURIE.
  • 00:11:39.260 --> 00:11:43.080
  • PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF WEIRD IDEAS ABOUT GOD.
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  • I THINK SOMETIMES PEOPLE THINK GOD IS JUST IN A
  • 00:11:46.050 --> 00:11:48.220
  • PERPETUALLY REALLY BAD MOOD AND HE WANTS TO
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  • SORT OF RUIN OUR LIVES.
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  • NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
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  • I WANT TO TELL YOU A STORY THAT JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF
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  • TOLD 2.000 YEARS AGO.
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  • IT IS A STORY THAT SHOWS US WHAT GOD IS LIKE.
  • 00:12:03.220 --> 00:12:08.140
  • IN A WAY IT IS ALMOST LIKE A SELFIE OF GOD.
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  • WHAT IS GOD LIKE?
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  • HE IS LIKE THE MAN WE READ ABOUT IN THE STORY.
  • 00:12:13.090 --> 00:12:18.060
  • I HEARD ABOUT A LITTLE GIRL THAT HAD SOME CRAYONS
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  • AND A PIECE OF PAPER.
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  • SHE SAID TO HER MOM I AM
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  • GOING TO DRAW A PICTURE OF GOD.
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  • HER MOTHER SAID HONEY NOBODY KNOWS WHAT
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  • GOD LOOKS LIKE.
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  • THE LITTLE GIRL SAID THEY WILL WHEN I AM DONE.
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  • [laughter]
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  • LISTEN. IF YOU WANT TO
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  • KNOW WHAT GOD IS LIKE LOOK AT JESUS.
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  • NOW HE IS TELLING US THE STORY TO SHOW US THAT GOD
  • 00:12:36.010 --> 00:12:39.050
  • IS LIKE A FATHER WHO LOVES HIS CHILDREN AND WHEN HIS
  • 00:12:39.080 --> 00:12:43.010
  • CHILDREN GO ASTRAY HE MISSES THEM.
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  • THIS IS A STORY OFTEN CALLED THE STORY OF
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  • THE PRODIGAL SON.
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  • LET ME READ A FEW VERSES TO YOU FROM THE BIBLE.
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  • IT IS LUKE 15. THIS IS JESUS SPEAKING.
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  • HE SAYS, "A MAN HAD TWO SONS.
  • 00:12:55.290 --> 00:12:58.100
  • "THE YOUNGER SON SAID TO HIS FATHER, 'I WANT MY SHARE
  • 00:12:58.130 --> 00:13:02.020
  • "'OF YOUR ESTATE NOW INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR YOU TO DIE.'
  • 00:13:02.050 --> 00:13:04.260
  • "SO HIS FATHER AGREED TO DIVIDE HIS WEALTH
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  • "BETWEEN HIS SONS.
  • 00:13:06.240 --> 00:13:08.090
  • "A FEW DAYS LATER THE YOUNGER SON PACKED ALL OF
  • 00:13:08.120 --> 00:13:11.020
  • "HIS BELONGINGS AND TOOK A TRIP TO A DISTANT LAND.
  • 00:13:11.050 --> 00:13:14.040
  • "THERE HE WASTED ALL OF HIS MONEY ON WILD LIVING.
  • 00:13:14.070 --> 00:13:17.150
  • "THE MONEY RAN OUT.
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  • "A GREAT FAMINE SWEPT OVER
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  • "THE LAND AND HE BEGAN TO STARVE.
  • 00:13:20.190 --> 00:13:22.280
  • "THE BOY PERSUADED A LOCAL FARMER TO HIRE HIM TO FEED
  • 00:13:23.010 --> 00:13:26.020
  • "HIS PIGS AND THE BOY BECAME SO HUNGRY THAT EVEN
  • 00:13:26.050 --> 00:13:28.240
  • "THE FOOD HE WAS FEEDING THE PIGS LOOKED GOOD TO
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  • "HIM AND NO ONE GAVE HIM ANYTHING."
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  • SO AS OUR STORY BEGINS WE HAVE A FATHER WITH TWO SONS.
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  • THE YOUNGER SON DECIDES TO RUN AWAY FROM HOME.
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  • BY THE WAY THIS WAS A HAPPY HOME.
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  • IT APPEARS TO BE AN AFFLUENT HOME BECAUSE
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  • LATER WE FIND OUT THEY HAD SERVANTS.
  • 00:13:47.110 --> 00:13:50.060
  • IT APPEARS TO BE A HOME WHERE THERE WAS AFFECTION
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  • AND LOVE AS WELL.
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  • BUT YET THE BOY PROBABLY THOUGHT THERE ARE TOO MANY
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  • RULES IN THIS HOUSE.
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  • I AM SICK AND TIRED OF DAD
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  • ALWAYS TELLING ME WHAT TO DO.
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  • HE IS TRYING TO KEEP ME BACK FROM THE GOOD LIFE.
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  • WE HAVE A LITTLE RABBIT.
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  • MY GRANDCHILDREN DO.
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  • THE RABBIT'S NAME IS FUZZIE.
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  • THEY TAKE THE RABBIT
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  • OUT AND PLAY WITH HIM SOMETIMES.
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  • WHEN THEY WERE A LITTLE BIT SMALLER THEY DIDN'T
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  • PICK FUZZIE UP PROPERLY.
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  • SOMETIMES THEY WOULD PICK HIM UP BY THE HEAD.
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  • I WOULD SAY NO.
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  • YOU HAVE TO SUPPORT HIS LITTLE BOTTOM YOU KNOW
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  • AND HOLD HIM CAREFULLY.
  • 00:14:23.180 --> 00:14:25.170
  • SO FUZZIE WOULD GET SLIGHTLY TRAUMATIZED BY
  • 00:14:25.200 --> 00:14:28.280
  • THE GRANDKIDS WHEN HE WAS LITTLE.
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  • I WOULD PUT FUZZIE BACK IN HIS CAGE AND I WOULD HAVE
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  • TO COVER HIS EYES BECAUSE THE MOMENT HE SAW HIS CAGE
  • 00:14:33.150 --> 00:14:37.020
  • HE WOULD LEAP OUT OF MY
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  • HANDS TO TRY TO GET IN THE CAGE.
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  • SEE WE THINK OH IT IS SO
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  • SAD TO PUT A RABBIT IN A CAGE.
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  • AS FAR AS FUZZIE THE RABBIT WAS CONCERNED THAT CAGE
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  • WAS A SAFE PLACE FROM THE GRANDKIDS.
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  • SOMETIMES WE LOOK AT THE STANDARDS THAT THE BIBLE
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  • GIVES US AND WE SAY THAT IS JUST SO RESTRICTIVE.
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  • IT IS SUCH A DRAG. NO.
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  • GOD IS NOT PUTTING THOSE THINGS UP AS BARS
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  • TO KEEP YOU IN.
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  • HE IS PUTTING THEM UP AS BARRIERS TO KEEP EVIL OUT.
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  • TO PROTECT YOU.
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  • BUT THIS CRAZY KID DIDN'T GET THAT.
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  • HE WAS SPOILED. HE WAS SELFISH.
  • 00:15:10.160 --> 00:15:12.250
  • EFFECTIVELY HE WAS SAYING DAD I AM SICK OF WAITING
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  • FOR YOU TO DROP DEAD.
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  • WILL YOU JUST CROAK ALREADY?
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  • I WANT MY SHARE OF THE ESTATE.
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  • AND IT IS REALLY AMAZING.
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  • THE FATHER SAYS WELL SON YOU DON'T HAVE TO
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  • WAIT FOR ME TO DIE.
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  • HERE IS YOUR INHERITANCE.
  • 00:15:26.160 --> 00:15:28.040
  • HE GIVES THE BOY A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY.
  • 00:15:28.070 --> 00:15:31.140
  • SO THE BOY LEAVES HOME WITH ALL OF THIS CASH AND
  • 00:15:31.170 --> 00:15:35.250
  • GOES OFF TO LIVE THE LIFE HE WANTS TO LIVE.
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  • THIS IS A PICTURE OF US TRYING TO RUN FROM GOD.
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  • GOD GIVES US A FREE WILL.
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  • HE DOESN'T FORCE US TO BELIEVE.
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  • HE SAYS YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT.
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  • BUT I AM GOING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING.
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  • I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU LIFE AND DEATH,
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  • BLESSINGS AND CURSES.
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  • CHOOSE LIFE THAT YOU MIGHT LIVE.
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  • GOD IS IN EFFECT SAYING I AM NOT GOING TO FORCE YOU
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  • TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE.
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  • BUT I AM TELLING YOU THERE ARE REPERCUSSIONS FOR YOUR
  • 00:15:59.070 --> 00:16:01.090
  • CHOICES BECAUSE YOU MAKE YOUR CHOICES AND THEN
  • 00:16:01.120 --> 00:16:04.070
  • YOUR CHOICES MAKE YOU.
  • 00:16:04.100 --> 00:16:07.020
  • SO THE BOY GOES OUT.
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  • MAN HE IS LIVING THE PARTY LIFE.
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  • HE HAS GOT A BUNCH OF NEW FRIENDS THAT FOLLOW
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  • HIM AROUND EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:16:13.000 --> 00:16:14.090
  • BUT AS SOON AS THE MONEY RAN OUT THE FRIENDS
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  • RAN OUT WITH IT.
  • 00:16:17.140 --> 00:16:19.050
  • SO HE WAS HITTING ROCK BOTTOM.
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  • HAVE YOU HIT ROCK BOTTOM?
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  • YOU ARE MISERABLE.
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  • MAYBE YOU ARE EVEN SUICIDAL.
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  • I HAVE READ AN INTERESTING STATISTIC THAT TOLD ME THAT
  • 00:16:28.260 --> 00:16:31.170
  • ARIZONA IS 12TH IN THE NATION FOR SUICIDE.
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  • ALMOST FOUR TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE DIE BY SUICIDE IN
  • 00:16:35.280 --> 00:16:40.040
  • ARIZONA THAN BY HOMICIDE.
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  • THIS IS NOT UNIQUE TO THIS STATE.
  • 00:16:43.220 --> 00:16:45.210
  • MORE AMERICANS THAN EVER ARE FEELING STRESSED,
  • 00:16:45.240 --> 00:16:48.060
  • DEPRESSED, AND ANXIETY RIDDEN.
  • 00:16:48.090 --> 00:16:51.000
  • ONE EXPERT SAID SUICIDE IS ON THE RISE.
  • 00:16:51.030 --> 00:16:55.120
  • ARE YOU RUNNING FROM GOD?
  • 00:16:55.150 --> 00:16:57.180
  • ARE YOU TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM GOD?
  • 00:16:57.210 --> 00:17:00.090
  • SO THIS YOUNG MAN THE PRODIGAL GOES OUT INTO
  • 00:17:00.120 --> 00:17:04.030
  • THIS FAR COUNTRY.
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  • FIRST HE WAS HIGH ON THE HOG.
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  • NOW HE IS LITERALLY HANGING OUT WITH HOGS.
  • 00:17:07.250 --> 00:17:11.160
  • AND HE COMES TO HIS SENSES.
  • 00:17:11.190 --> 00:17:13.070
  • HE THINKS THIS IS INSANE.
  • 00:17:13.100 --> 00:17:15.260
  • WHY AM I DOING THIS?
  • 00:17:15.290 --> 00:17:17.030
  • HAVE YOU COME TO THAT REALIZATION?
  • 00:17:17.060 --> 00:17:19.060
  • WHERE YOU HAVE JUST LOOKED AT YOUR LIFE AND YOU
  • 00:17:19.090 --> 00:17:20.160
  • THOUGHT I HAVE A LOT OF THE THINGS I ALWAYS
  • 00:17:20.190 --> 00:17:23.030
  • THOUGHT WOULD MAKE ME HAPPY BUT I AM NOT HAPPY.
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  • SO WHAT IS THE ANSWER? THE ANSWER IS JESUS.
  • 00:17:26.070 --> 00:17:29.150
  • YOU SEE MY WIFE LIKES TO PUT PUZZLES TOGETHER.
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  • SHE IS VERY INTELLIGENT.
  • 00:17:33.010 --> 00:17:34.260
  • I WALK BY A PUZZLE LIKE WHY WOULD I WASTE
  • 00:17:34.290 --> 00:17:36.260
  • MY TIME DOING THAT.
  • 00:17:36.290 --> 00:17:38.220
  • MY WIFE SEES IT, STOPS, PUTS IN THE PIECES.
  • 00:17:38.250 --> 00:17:41.150
  • THE OTHER DAY SHE PUT A PUZZLE TOGETHER.
  • 00:17:41.180 --> 00:17:43.210
  • SHE WAS ALL DONE AND A PIECE WAS MISSING.
  • 00:17:43.240 --> 00:17:46.080
  • SHE SAID WHERE IS THE MISSING PIECE?
  • 00:17:46.110 --> 00:17:48.070
  • THEY ARE DOWN ON THEIR HANDS AND KNEES LOOKING.
  • 00:17:48.100 --> 00:17:50.100
  • WHERE IS THE MISSING PIECE?
  • 00:17:50.130 --> 00:17:51.150
  • FINALLY SHE FOUND IT.
  • 00:17:51.180 --> 00:17:52.200
  • I FOUND THE MISSING PIECE.
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  • THAT IS US IN LIFE.
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  • IF I JUST GET MARRIED AND IF I HAVE A CAREER AND IF
  • 00:17:57.090 --> 00:18:00.060
  • I MAKE A LITTLE MONEY AND THIS HAPPENS AND THAT
  • 00:18:00.090 --> 00:18:02.180
  • HAPPENS I WILL BE HAPPY.
  • 00:18:02.210 --> 00:18:04.070
  • THE PUZZLE IS ALL TOGETHER.
  • 00:18:04.100 --> 00:18:05.170
  • IT IS ALL FINISHED.
  • 00:18:05.200 --> 00:18:06.230
  • YOU SAY WHERE IS THE MISSING PIECE?
  • 00:18:06.260 --> 00:18:09.030
  • GOD IS HOLDING THE MISSING PIECE.
  • 00:18:09.060 --> 00:18:11.020
  • WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS JESUS CHRIST BECAUSE HE
  • 00:18:11.050 --> 00:18:14.020
  • WILL GIVE YOU THE MEANING OF LIFE THAT YOU WANT.
  • 00:18:14.050 --> 00:18:16.240
  • [applause]
  • 00:18:16.270 --> 00:18:19.070
  • KNOW THIS. THE LAST THING
  • 00:18:19.100 --> 00:18:21.080
  • THAT GOD WANTS IS FOR ANY MAN OR
  • 00:18:21.110 --> 00:18:23.100
  • WOMAN CREATED IN HIS IMAGE
  • 00:18:23.130 --> 00:18:25.220
  • TO SPEND ETERNITY IN HELL.
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  • HELL WASN'T MADE FOR PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:28.010 --> 00:18:30.100
  • HELL WAS MADE FOR THE DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS.
  • 00:18:30.130 --> 00:18:33.080
  • WE SOMETIMES THINK OH GOOD PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN AND
  • 00:18:33.110 --> 00:18:36.000
  • BAD PEOPLE GO TO HELL.
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  • LET ME SAY SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:18:37.160 --> 00:18:38.160
  • MIGHT JUST BLOW YOUR MIND A LITTLE BIT.
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  • YOU CAN BE A GOOD PERSON AND GO TO HELL.
  • 00:18:40.180 --> 00:18:43.270
  • AND YOU CAN BE A BAD PERSON AND GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:44.000 --> 00:18:46.110
  • LET ME EXPLAIN.
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  • IF YOU THINK YOU ARE SO GOOD YOU DON'T NEED GOD
  • 00:18:47.240 --> 00:18:50.060
  • AND YOU REJECT GOD'S OFFER OF FORGIVENESS THROUGH
  • 00:18:50.090 --> 00:18:52.140
  • JESUS YOU COULD END UP IN HELL.
  • 00:18:52.170 --> 00:18:54.160
  • BUT IF YOU THINK YOU ARE BAD BUT YET YOU ASK GOD TO
  • 00:18:54.190 --> 00:18:57.130
  • FORGIVE YOU, YOU CAN GO TO HEAVEN BECAUSE HEAVEN IS
  • 00:18:57.160 --> 00:19:00.190
  • NOT FOR GOOD PEOPLE.
  • 00:19:00.220 --> 00:19:02.030
  • HEAVEN IS FOR FORGIVEN PEOPLE AND YOU CAN BE
  • 00:19:02.060 --> 00:19:04.190
  • FORGIVEN OF ALL OF YOUR SIN TONIGHT.
  • 00:19:04.220 --> 00:19:07.210
  • ONCE I WAS BLIND.
  • 00:19:07.240 --> 00:19:09.290
  • NOW I CAN SEE THAT YOU GAZED UPON ME WITH A HEART
  • 00:19:10.020 --> 00:19:18.080
  • OF LOVE DESIRING MY
  • 00:19:18.110 --> 00:19:23.130
  • I WILL GIVE TO YOU MY LIFE.
  • 00:19:23.160 --> 00:19:28.260
  • (Greg Laurie) THIS IS YOUR MOMENT
  • 00:19:28.290 --> 00:19:30.050
  • WHERE YOUR LIFE CAN CHANGE.
  • 00:19:30.080 --> 00:19:31.260
  • THIS IS YOUR MOMENT WHERE YOUR ETERNAL ADDRESS CAN
  • 00:19:31.290 --> 00:19:35.090
  • CHANGE LITERALLY FROM HELL TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:35.120 --> 00:19:38.110
  • THIS IS THE MOMENT WHEN YOU CAN PUT YOUR PAST
  • 00:19:38.140 --> 00:19:40.210
  • BEHIND YOU AND HAVE A FRESH START.
  • 00:19:40.240 --> 00:19:42.270
  • THIS IS THE MOMENT YOU CAN COME BACK TO THE LORD
  • 00:19:43.000 --> 00:19:45.080
  • AGAIN IF YOU NEED TO.
  • 00:19:45.110 --> 00:19:47.050
  • THIS IS THE MOMENT WHEN CHRIST CAN COME AND
  • 00:19:47.080 --> 00:19:50.170
  • LIVE INSIDE OF YOU.
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  • HE IS ONLY A PRAYER AWAY.
  • 00:19:52.090 --> 00:19:54.140
  • 00:19:54.170 --> 00:19:56.020
  • I WILL STAND WITH HEART WIDE OPEN.
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  • FILL ME UP LIKE THE DEEPEST OCEAN.
  • 00:20:00.270 --> 00:20:06.000
  • SEND YOUR WAVES TO BRING ME CLOSER TO THE SHORE
  • 00:20:06.030 --> 00:20:13.060
  • WHERE YOU ARE AND I WILL LIVE FOREVER.
  • 00:20:13.090 --> 00:20:17.070
  • I WILL LIVE FOREVER.
  • 00:20:17.100 --> 00:20:18.270
  • (Greg Laurie) LORD JESUS I KNOW
  • 00:20:19.000 --> 00:20:20.150
  • THAT I AM A SINNER
  • 00:20:20.180 --> 00:20:22.170
  • BUT I KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE SAVIOR WHO DIED ON THE
  • 00:20:22.200 --> 00:20:25.100
  • CROSS AND SHED YOUR BLOOD
  • 00:20:25.130 --> 00:20:28.040
  • FOR EVERY SIN I HAVE EVER COMMITTED.
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  • I REPENT OF MY SIN.
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  • I CHOOSE TO FOLLOW JESUS.
  • 00:20:33.250 --> 00:20:34.250
  • 00:20:34.280 --> 00:20:43.150
  • (Greg Laurie) GOD BLESS EVERY ONE OF YOU.
  • 00:20:43.180 --> 00:20:44.270
  • [applause]
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  • GOD BLESS YOU AND WELCOME TO
  • 00:20:46.110 --> 00:20:48.070
  • THE FAMILY OF GOD.
  • 00:20:48.100 --> 00:20:49.170
  • [applause]
  • 00:20:49.200 --> 00:20:55.120
  • 00:20:55.150 --> 00:21:02.180
  • AS THE SUN SETS IN ARIZONA ON
  • 00:21:02.210 --> 00:21:04.120
  • THIS NIGHT MORE THAN 7.500 PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD
  • 00:21:04.150 --> 00:21:09.090
  • PRAYED THIS PRAYER OF SALVATION TO ACCEPT
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  • JESUS CHRIST AS THEIR PERSONAL SAVIOR.
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  • IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN IT IS A NEW DAY FOR WHEN
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  • THE SON SETS YOU FREE YOU WILL BE FREE INDEED.
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • THANKS FOR TUNING IN.
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  • FOR NEARLY THE PAST THREE DECADES HARVEST CRUSADES
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  • HAS RECEIVED COUNTLESS STORIES OF CHANGED LIVES
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  • THROUGH THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL.
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  • HERE IS ONE OF THOSE STORIES.
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  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE TO HIT ROCK BOTTOM BEFORE THEY
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  • FINALLY LOOK UP.
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  • THE ROCK THAT DRAGGED ME DOWN WAS MYSELF AND MY
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  • ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL AND DRUGS.
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  • [sirens]
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  • ONCE AGAIN I FOUND MYSELF IN THE
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  • CONFINES OF THE PHOENIX MARICOPA COUNTY JAIL
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  • FOR DRIVING DRUNK.
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  • THIS TIME WAS DIFFERENT THOUGH.
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  • THIS TIME I WASN'T GOING TO JUST SPEND ONE DAY,
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  • 30 DAYS, OR 90 DAYS IN JAIL.
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  • NO. THIS TIME THE STATE'S ATTORNEY SAID THEY WERE
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  • GOING TO SEEK A PRISON SENTENCE OF
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  • 7 AND A HALF YEARS.
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  • NOW I WAS TRULY SCARED. THEY HAVE MY ATTENTION.
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  • I CRIED OUT TO GOD FOR HIS RESCUE.
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  • SITTING IN THAT JAIL DEVASTATED, HELPLESS, AND
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  • HOPELESS, I REACHED OUT TO A CLERGYMAN.
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  • HE PRAYED WITH ME TO RECEIVE CHRIST AND
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  • HANDED ME A BIBLE.
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  • A GREG LAURIE NEW BELIEVER'S BIBLE.
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  • THE FIRST 53 PAGES IN THE NEW BELIEVER'S BIBLE HE
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  • DISCUSSES THE ESSENTIALS OF CHRISTIANITY.
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  • SALVATION REQUIRES THAT YOU TRUST IN YOUR HEART
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  • THAT JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOUR SINS.
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  • THAT YOU UNDERSTAND IN YOUR HEART THAT YOUR SINS
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  • HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN.
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  • THIS IS WHEN I MADE A CONNECTION FROM MY
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  • HEAD TO MY HEART.
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  • IMMEDIATELY ALL OF THE GUILT, ALL OF THE
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  • CONDEMNATION THAT I HAD BEEN HARBORING INSIDE
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  • MY HEART WAS LIFTED.
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  • FROM THAT MOMENT ON I HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP
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  • WITH JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND THAT IS WHEN I TRULY BECAME FREE.
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  • A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER I WAS TRANSFERRED
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  • TO ANOTHER FACILITY.
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  • THE MOMENT I ARRIVED I WAS IN SHOCK. TERRIFIED.
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  • THIS PLACE WAS SO VERY DIFFERENT.
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  • IMMEDIATELY TWO INMATES APPROACHED ME AND THE BIG
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  • GUY INTRODUCED HIMSELF AS THE LEADER OF THE WHITES.
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  • HE ASKED WHAT ARE YOU IN FOR AND I GO DUI.
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  • HE GOES NO.
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  • WHY ARE YOU IN HERE REALLY?
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  • I SAID DUI.
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  • HE GOES NOBODY IS IN HERE FOR DUI.
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  • WE ARE MAXIMUM SECURITY.
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  • WE ARE ALL KILLERS AND RAPISTS AND DRUG DEALERS.
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  • AND HE GOES WHO CARES WHAT YOU ARE IN HERE FOR.
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  • CAN YOU FIGHT?
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  • AND I SAID YEAH I KNOW HOW TO FIGHT.
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  • AND HE SAYS WELL YOU BETTER BECAUSE AT 3:00 IF
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  • YOU DON'T FIGHT THE PERSON THAT WE TELL YOU TO THEN
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  • WE ARE GOING TO BE BEATING YOU UP.
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  • I SAID GOD WHY DID YOU BRING ME HERE?
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  • THREE WEEKS LATER I STARTED A SIMPLE BIBLE
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  • STUDY WITH SOME OF THE OTHER INMATES.
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  • I CONTINUED TO READ AND TO
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  • GROW AND MATURE IN GOD'S WORD.
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  • THEN ABOUT A MONTH LATER I STARTED CHURCH IN THE POD.
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  • THIS NEW BELIEVER'S BIBLE THAT I CUT MY TEETH ON IS
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  • WHAT I THEN BEGAN TO PREACH.
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  • AFTER FIVE MONTHS INTO THIS POD I WAS CALLED
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  • BEFORE THE JUDGE FOR
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  • SENTENCING EXPECTING SEVEN YEARS.
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  • WAITING FOR HIS VERDICT THAT IS WHEN HE LOOKED AT
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  • ME AND HE SAID HE WAS
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  • SENTENCING ME TO THREE MONTHS.
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  • THAT WAS A GOD INTERVENTION.
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  • IMMEDIATELY RIGHT THEN AND THERE I KNEW THAT THIS WAS
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  • MY TIME TO MAKE MY STORY KNOWN.
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  • I NOW HAVE BEEN OUT OF PRISON FOR OVER SEVEN
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  • YEARS AND EVERYDAY I SHARE MY STORY.
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  • EVERY PERSON I LEAD TO CHRIST I GIVE THEM A
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  • COPY OF THIS BIBLE.
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  • PASTOR GREG SAYS THE BIBLE STANDS FOR
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  • BASIC INSTRUCTION BEFORE LEAVING EARTH.
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  • I LOVE THAT.
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  • THAT IS WHY I AM SO PASSIONATE TO SHARE
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  • THIS JOY, THIS HOPE.
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  • THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS AND CHANGE TO EVERYONE
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  • THAT I COME INTO CONTACT WITH.
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  • TO DATE I HAVE HANDED
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  • OUT 1.206 NEW BELIEVER'S BIBLES.
  • 00:25:10.150 --> 00:25:15.070
  • YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE AN ACTIVE DRUG ADDICT AND
  • 00:25:15.100 --> 00:25:16.270
  • ALCOHOLIC YOU ARE JUST SELFISH.
  • 00:25:17.000 --> 00:25:19.090
  • EVERYTHING IS ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:25:19.120 --> 00:25:20.240
  • EVERYTHING IS ABOUT GETTING THAT NEXT DRINK.
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  • GETTING THAT FIRST HIT. THAT FIRST HIGH.
  • 00:25:23.060 --> 00:25:25.240
  • NOW WITH CHRIST LIVING IN ME.
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  • I DON'T LIVE MY LIFE ANYMORE FOR JIM MORRISSEY.
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  • INSTEAD I GIVE MY LIFE EVERMORE TO JESUS CHRIST.
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  • IT'S TRUE THAT IN THE BEGINNING
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  • GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.
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  • BUT LET'S BE HONEST, OVER TIME THIS WORLD
  • 00:25:42.000 --> 00:25:43.290
  • HAS BEEN IN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL.
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  • THIS WORLD, AMERICA, IS IN NEED OF A CHANGE;
  • 00:25:46.070 --> 00:25:48.120
  • IN NEED OF HELP. IT'S IN NEED OF HOPE.
  • 00:25:48.150 --> 00:25:50.080
  • IT WON'T COME FROM A CAPED CRUSADER,
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  • A SUPERHERO OR A MASKED MAN.
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  • THE TRUE CHANGE WILL COME FROM SOMEONE LIKE YOU AND ME.
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  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE THAT SEES THE PROBLEMS IN
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  • OUR CULTURE AND WANTS TO BRING SOLUTIONS.
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  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE READY TO LIVE OUT THE
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  • CHRISTIAN LIFE AND SHOW WHAT IT MEANS
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  • TO BE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS.
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  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE WHO IS PREPARED TO BRING
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  • THE GOSPEL WITHOUT SHAME TO THOSE
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  • THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH.
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  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE WHO WOULD PUT THEIR FAITH
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  • INTO ACTION AND TAKE RISKS FOR GOD'S GLORY.
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  • ARE YOU READY TO BE A WORLD CHANGER?
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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