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October 13, 2019
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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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  • GREG: OKAY SO I HAVE MY FRIEND HERE.
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  • MANY OF YOU HAVE MET HIM BEFORE, BUT HOW MANY OF
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  • YOU SAW THE FILM I CAN ONLY IMAGINE?
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  • RAISE YOUR HAND UP.
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  • THAT IS A LOT OF YOU.
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  • THIS IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE FILM JON ERWIN.
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  • [applause]
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  • GREG: THE WAY I MET JON IS VERY INTERESTING.
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  • WE HAVE A MUTUAL FRIEND NAME JOHN AS WELL, AND SO
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  • JOHN SAID YOU HAVE GOT TO MEET THIS GUY JON ERWIN.
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  • HE IS LIKE OBSESSED WITH THE JESUS MOVEMENT.
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  • I THINK YOU WERE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO MEET YOU
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  • WHO HAD ACTUALLY BEEN THERE, AND I THINK IT ALL
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  • STARTED WITH THIS MAGAZINE.
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  • JON: THIS IS A TIME MAGAZINE YOU KNOW IN 1971.
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  • THIS WAS INCIDENTALLY YOU KNOW THREE OR FOUR YEARS
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  • AFTER TIME RAN A COVER STORY "IS GOD DEAD?"
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  • FIRST TIME COVER WITHOUT A PICTURE.
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  • JUST THE WORDS.
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  • FOUR YEARS LATER JESUS IS ON
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  • THE COVER OF TIME MAGAZINE.
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  • [applause]
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  • GREG: WE NEED HIM BACK THERE AGAIN.
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  • JON: I BEGAN TO READ THIS.
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  • THIS IS SUCH AN AMAZING ARTICLE.
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  • IT IS LIKE A 10-PAGE ARTICLE.
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  • IN FACT, THE PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT WERE INVOLVED IN THIS
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  • IN LIFE MAGAZINE CAME TO CHRIST WHILE THEY
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  • WERE COVERING THE STORY.
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  • [applause]
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  • I AM VERY JUST CURIOUS BY NATURE.
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  • I'M NOT FROM L. A.
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  • I'M FROM LOWER ALABAMA ACTUALLY.
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  • BORN AND RAISED IN THE LIKE THE BUCKLE
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  • OF THE BIBLE BELT. IN CHURCH ALL OF MY LIFE.
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  • IT IS A HUGE PART OF MY LIFE, BUT I BEGAN TO READ
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  • STORIES FROM THE JESUS MOVEMENT.
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  • IT WAS SO FAR BEYOND ANYTHING I HAD EVER
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  • EXPERIENCED OR MY GENERATION HAD EVER EXPERIENCED.
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  • THERE'S THIS SORT OF THING THAT WE TALK ABOUT A LOT
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  • IN FILM THAT WE TRY TO CREATE WHEN WE MAKE MOVIES
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  • AND WE TRY TO MAKE YOU FEEL WHICH IS CALLED FOMO.
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  • IT IS THE FEAR OF MISSING OUT.
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  • I SORT OF GOT FOMO-ED WITH THE JESUS MOVEMENT.
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  • I WANT THIS TO HAPPEN IN MY TIME AND IN MY GENERATION.
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  • I WANT TO EXPERIENCE SOMETHING LIKE THIS.
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  • WE HAVEN'T.
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  • I'M TELLING YOU WE HAVEN'T.
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  • THERE'S SOMETHING MORE THAT GOD DID IN
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  • SUCH A SIMILAR TIME.
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  • I JUST GOT OBSESSED WITH IT AND THAT WAS SORT OF
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  • THE BASIS OF OUR FRIENDSHIP AMONG MANY OF
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  • OTHER THINGS LIKE WATCHING MOVIES AND ALL KINDS
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  • OF OTHER FUN STUFF.
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  • BUT IT WAS JUST SORT OF THIS "HEY, TELL ME THE STORY."
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  • I THINK WE'VE TALKED A LOT ABOUT IT.
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  • I THINK THE FATHER OF REVIVAL IN AMERICA,
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  • AT LEAST ONE OF THEM.
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  • JONATHAN EDWARDS SAID PARAPHRASE: "STORIES OF
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  • REVIVALS FROM ONE SPACE SPARK REVIVALS IN ANOTHER."
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  • GREG: THE FAME OF REVIVAL SPREADS THE FLAME OF REVIVAL.
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  • JON: YEAH, BUT YOU'VE GOT TO READ THIS ARTICLE IF
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  • YOU CAN FIND IT ON EBAY. IT'S AMAZING.
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  • I JUST THINK THIS COULD HAPPEN AGAIN.
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  • I THINK WE ARE READY.
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  • GREG: YES. SO AFTER OUR CONVERSATIONS,
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  • WE TALKED A LOT AND I STARTED THINKING
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  • A LOT ABOUT IT AND SO I ENDED UP WRITING
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  • THIS BOOK JESUS REVOLUTION AND WANTED TO TELL A STORY,
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  • NOT TO LIVE IN THE PAST, BUT TO SAY,
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  • "LET'S PRAY THAT GOD DOES IT AGAIN."
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  • I THINK WE'RE RIPE FOR ANOTHER SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.
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  • THERE'S SO MANY PARALLELS BETWEEN THE LATE 60s
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  • EARLY 70s AND TODAY.
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  • WE EXPLORED THAT A LITTLE BIT HERE.
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  • BUT THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE YOU'RE THINKING OF
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  • DOING WITH THIS STORY.
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  • WHY DON'T YOU TELL THEM THAT?
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  • JON: THAT NEEDS TO BE A MOVIE I THINK.
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  • GREG: WHAT?!
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE A MOVIE ABOUT THIS?!
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  • JON: WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS FOR YEARS.
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  • ONE OF MY DREAMS FOR THREE YEARS NOW HAS BEEN TO MAKE
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  • A MAJOR MOVIE OF THE JESUS MOVEMENT CALLED JESUS
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  • REVOLUTION AFTER THIS ARTICLE, AND BASED OFF A
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  • LOT OF THINGS THAT HAPPENED, YOU KNOW, WITH
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  • YOUR LIFE AS A TEENAGER AND SO MANY PEOPLE.
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  • IT STARTED OUT HERE AND IT'S SUCH A COMPELLING STORY.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE CURRENCY OF THE ENTERTAINMENT
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  • INDUSTRY I GUESS IS CURRENCY.
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  • IT WAS THE SUCCESS OF I CAN ONLY IMAGINE , IT IS
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  • THE NUMBER ONE INDEPENDENT FILM OF LAST YEAR AND THE
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  • SUCCESS OF IT HAS GIVEN US A LITTLE LEVERAGE.
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  • [applause]
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  • JON: WE ARE DOING MANY THINGS NOW WITH LIONSGATE -
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  • THE STUDIO WE ARE WORKING WITH.
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  • WE ARE GOING CASH SOME OF THAT FAVOR IN TO BRING
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  • JESUS REVOLUTION TO THE BIG SCREEN.
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  • [applause]
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  • JON: YOU KNOW, WHAT IS COOL IS
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  • I WANT IT TO HAPPEN...
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  • YOU KNOW, REVIVAL, AT LEAST AS I'VE STUDIED IT,
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  • IT'S ALWAYS NEW AND IT'S ALWAYS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT.
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  • BUT THIS INTERESTING THING THAT SORT OF HAPPENS IF
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  • YOU STUDY AMERICAN HISTORY IS SORT OF EVERY
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  • 50 YEARS IS LIKE A THING. YOU WOULDN'T HAVE AMERICA
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  • WITHOUT THAT THE GREAT AWAKENING.
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  • IT JUST HAPPENED BEFORE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
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  • THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO COME OUT IN 2020.
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  • I AM NOT ALLOWED TO SAY THAT, BUT IT IS.
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  • BUT THAT'LL BE 50 YEARS AFTER ALL OF THIS
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  • HAPPENED, AND ALMOST TO THE MONTH.
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  • I AM TELLING YOU, THERE'S SO MANY PARALLELS TO THIS
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  • GENERATION, TO THE DESPERATION THEY WERE
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  • FEELING, TO THE EMPTINESS THAT THEY WERE FEELING,
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  • AND WHAT I FEEL TODAY.
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  • I HAVEN'T FELT SORT OF A CULTURAL DESPERATION
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  • LIKE WE'VE BEEN IN. WE NEED GOD.
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  • I THINK THAT DESPERATION CAN SPARK WONDERFUL THINGS.
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  • IT CERTAINLY DID FOR YOUR GENERATION.
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  • I THINK IT CAN AGAIN.
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  • GREG: WELL, WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT YOUR NEW FILM, JON,
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  • AND YOUR PASSION FOR THIS PROJECT.
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  • THAT IS WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IN THESE
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  • JESUS REVOLUTION NIGHTS HERE, SO THANKS FOR BEING
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  • HERE WITH US AND SHARING SOME OF YOUR THOUGHTS.
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  • JON: THANK YOU.
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  • I LOVE THIS CHURCH. I LOVE BEING HERE.
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  • THANK YOU.
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  • GREG: THANK YOU.
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  • JON: GOD BLESS YOU GUYS.
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  • ALL RIGHT, WHY DON'T YOU GRAB YOUR BIBLE AND TURN
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  • TO ACTS 2 AND PSALM 19? THE BIBLE.
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  • I CAN TELL YOU I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THE BIBLE
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  • BEFORE I WAS A CHRISTIAN.
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  • I WASN'T RAISED IN A CHRISTIAN HOME.
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  • I NEVER READ THE BIBLE FOR MYSELF.
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  • I WAS COMPLETELY IGNORANT OF IT, BUT ON MY HIGH
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  • SCHOOL CAMPUS WHEN THE JESUS MOVEMENT WAS
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  • HAPPENING, THERE WAS A LOT OF YOUNG KIDS
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  • WALKING AROUND WITH BIBLES.
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  • THESE WERE KIDS I KNEW. SOME OF THESE KIDS
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  • I USED TO PARTY WITH AND HANG OUT WITH.
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  • I THOUGHT WHY ON EARTH WOULD
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  • THEY CARRY A BIBLE PUBLICLY?
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  • THAT IS SO WEIRD AND SO INSANE, AND WE KIND
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  • OF MADE FUN OF THEM.
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  • WE LAUGHED AT THEM AND THOUGHT THEY WERE ALL,
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  • YOU KNOW, COLLECTIVELY ONE TACO SHORT OF A
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  • COMBINATION PLATE OR SOMETHING.
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  • YOU KNOW MY STORY.
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  • I WAS WALKING ACROSS THE FRONT LAWN OF MY CAMPUS.
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  • I SAW THE CHRISTIANS SINGING THEIR SONGS ABOUT
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  • JESUS, AND I SAT DOWN CLOSE ENOUGH TO LISTEN IN
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  • ON WHAT THEY WERE SAYING, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME
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  • I HEARD THE GOSPEL THAT WAS THE DAY
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  • I ACCEPTED CHRIST INTO MY LIFE.
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  • SO THAT WEEKEND I HAD PLANNED TO GO AND DO SOME
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  • DRUGS AND USE THAT VERY DRUG JON
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  • WAS TALKING ABOUT CALLED LSD.
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  • I HAD BECOME A CHRISTIAN AND I THOUGHT "WELL, OKAY.
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  • I'M A CHRISTIAN, AND I'M JUST GOING TO
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  • GO DO DRUGS AS A CHRISTIAN."
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  • THAT'S GREAT, ISN'T IT?
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  • I WAS ALL ALONE AND I WAS SITTING ON A ROCK AND I
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  • WAS GETTING READY TO GET HIGH AND THAT SAME STILL,
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  • SMALL VOICE THAT I HEARD ON MY HIGH SCHOOL
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  • CAMPUS SPOKE TO ME AGAIN.
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  • THE LORD SAID YOU DON'T NEED THAT ANYMORE.
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  • I SAID ALL RIGHT, GOD, IF YOU ARE REAL, YOU ARE
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  • GOING TO HAVE TO PROVE IT TO ME BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW
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  • IF I BELIEVE THIS EVEN THOUGH I PRAYED
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  • AND ASKED YOU INTO MY LIFE.
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  • SO I THREW MY LITTLE BAGGIE OF POT AWAY
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  • AND MY LITTLE PIPE AND I SAID HELP ME WITH THIS.
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  • SO I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL THE NEXT MONDAY.
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  • I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE TO FIT IN.
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  • I DIDN'T FEEL COMFORTABLE AROUND MY OLD DRUGGIE
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  • FRIENDS BECAUSE THEY JUST GOT HIGH EVERY DAY PRETTY
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  • MUCH AND I DIDN'T WANT TO BE WITH THEM; BUT THE
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  • CHRISTIANS WERE A LITTLE TOO INTENSE FOR ME.
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  • A LITTLE TOO MUCH "PRAISE THE LORD, HALLELUJAH."
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  • THEY WERE LIKE "PRAISE GOD, MAN.
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  • I LOVE THE LORD. PRAISE JESUS."
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  • I'M LIKE OKAY. WHATEVER.
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  • SO I WAS SORT OF IN THAT IN-BETWEEN SPOT.
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  • YOU KNOW HOW THAT CAN BE
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  • WHEN YOU'RE A BRAND-NEW BELIEVER.
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  • SO I'M WALKING ACROSS MY HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS AND
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  • SOME GUY YELLS OUT MY NAME.
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  • I DON'T EVEN KNOW THIS GUY.
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  • HE IS YELLS OUT "GREG!" I TURNED.
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  • HE GOES, "BROTHER GREG!"
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  • I AM NOT YOUR BROTHER UNLESS YOU
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  • ARE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER MOTHER.
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  • HE GOES "BRO!"
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  • I SAID "YEAH."
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  • HE'S LIKE, "I GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU, BRO."
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  • I SAID, "WHAT DID YOU GET FOR ME?"
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  • HE SAYS "THIS!"
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  • AND HE HOLDS UP THIS BIBLE.
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  • A REALLY BIG BIBLE AND IT WAS SUEDE.
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  • BACK IN THOSE DAYS, WE COVERED OUR BIBLES WITH
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  • FUR AND SUEDE AND ALL KINDS OF THINGS.
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  • WHO KNOWS WHY?
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  • IT HAD POPSICLE STICKS GLUED TOGETHER IN
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  • THE SHAPE OF A CROSS.
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  • "BRO, PRAISE THE LORD!
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  • READ IT. IT'S GOD'S WORD."
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  • I AM LIKE OH, MAN.
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  • SO HE LEAVES, AND I'M SO EMBARRASSED BY THIS BIBLE,
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  • SO I SHOVE IT INTO THE POCKET OF MY COAT BECAUSE
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  • I DIDN'T WANT ANYONE TO SEE THAT
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  • I WAS CARRYING A BIBLE.
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  • SO I DECIDED TO GO OVER TO MY OLD FRIEND'S HOUSE
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  • WHERE I BASICALLY USED TO GO EVERY DAY
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  • AT LUNCH TIME AND GET HIGH.
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  • NO WONDER MY GRADES WERE SO LOW.
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  • YOU GET HIGH YOUR GRADES ARE LOW.
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  • SO I WALKED IN AND I HADN'T SEEN THESE GUYS
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  • SINCE I HAD BECOME A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:09:17.100 --> 00:09:18.280
  • I WALKED IN AND THEY SAID "LAURIE," THAT'S WHAT THEY
  • 00:09:19.010 --> 00:09:21.210
  • CALLED ME, "HOW YOU DOING, MAN?"
  • 00:09:21.240 --> 00:09:22.280
  • I SAID I'M FINE.
  • 00:09:23.010 --> 00:09:23.290
  • AND THEY SAID, "WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?"
  • 00:09:24.020 --> 00:09:25.080
  • I SAID "NOTHING."
  • 00:09:25.110 --> 00:09:26.100
  • 'WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? WE HAVEN'T SEEN YOU."
  • 00:09:26.130 --> 00:09:27.290
  • "I HAVEN'T BEEN DOING ANYTHING."
  • 00:09:28.020 --> 00:09:30.040
  • ONE OF THEM SAID, "HEY, MAN, WE GOT SOME GOOD POT.
  • 00:09:30.070 --> 00:09:32.190
  • YOU WANT TO GET HIGH?"
  • 00:09:32.220 --> 00:09:33.190
  • I SAID NO.
  • 00:09:33.220 --> 00:09:34.210
  • THEY SAID, "LAURIE, WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?"
  • 00:09:34.240 --> 00:09:36.120
  • I SAID, "THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH ME.
  • 00:09:36.150 --> 00:09:37.100
  • I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT.
  • 00:09:37.130 --> 00:09:38.090
  • I DON'T WANT TO DO IT."
  • 00:09:38.120 --> 00:09:39.260
  • I AM SITTING THERE FOR A MOMENT.
  • 00:09:39.290 --> 00:09:41.040
  • OH, I LEFT OUT A REALLY IMPORTANT PART.
  • 00:09:41.070 --> 00:09:42.280
  • THAT'S PROBABLY DRUG DAMAGE FROM YEARS AGO.
  • 00:09:43.010 --> 00:09:45.190
  • [laughter]
  • 00:09:45.220 --> 00:09:47.150
  • I WENT OVER TO MY FRIEND'S HOUSE.
  • 00:09:47.180 --> 00:09:48.280
  • THIS BIBLE THAT WAS IN MY POCKET.
  • 00:09:49.010 --> 00:09:50.170
  • I PULLED IT OUT AND I PUT IT IN THE BUSHES IN FRONT
  • 00:09:50.200 --> 00:09:53.220
  • OF HIS HOUSE BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT THEM TO SEE
  • 00:09:53.250 --> 00:09:56.000
  • IT STICKING OUT OF MY COAT POCKET.
  • 00:09:56.030 --> 00:09:58.090
  • SO I PUT MY BIBLE IN THE BUSHES.
  • 00:09:58.120 --> 00:10:00.170
  • I WAS A VERY BOLD WITNESS FOR CHRIST WASN'T I?
  • 00:10:00.200 --> 00:10:03.240
  • SO ANYWAY, SO WE ARE BACK IN THE HOUSE AND
  • 00:10:03.270 --> 00:10:06.060
  • MY FRIENDS ARE ASKING ME WHY I DON'T WANT
  • 00:10:06.090 --> 00:10:08.000
  • TO GET HIGH WITH THEM.
  • 00:10:08.030 --> 00:10:08.290
  • I'M TELLING THEM I DON'T WANT TO.
  • 00:10:09.020 --> 00:10:09.290
  • I REALLY SENSED THE HOLY SPIRIT SAYING,
  • 00:10:10.020 --> 00:10:12.040
  • "TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS."
  • 00:10:12.070 --> 00:10:13.280
  • I'M SAYING, "NO WAY. I'M NOT
  • 00:10:14.010 --> 00:10:16.180
  • TELLING ANYBODY ABOUT ANYTHING."
  • 00:10:16.210 --> 00:10:18.160
  • I'M JUST TRYING TO KEEP IT ALL INSIDE.
  • 00:10:18.190 --> 00:10:21.110
  • ALL OF A SUDDEN THE FRONT DOOR OPENS UP AND ONE OF
  • 00:10:21.140 --> 00:10:23.250
  • MY FRIEND'S MOM IS THERE, THE ONE WHO OWNED THE
  • 00:10:23.280 --> 00:10:27.070
  • HOME, AND SHE'S HOLDING MY BIBLE.
  • 00:10:27.100 --> 00:10:29.220
  • SHE SAYS, "WHO DOES THIS BELONG TO?'
  • 00:10:29.250 --> 00:10:33.000
  • I'M THINKING, "WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WOMAN?
  • 00:10:33.030 --> 00:10:34.220
  • SHE HAS KIDS DOING DRUGS IN HER HOUSE AT LUNCH TIME
  • 00:10:34.250 --> 00:10:37.220
  • AND SHE'S ALARMED BY A BIBLE?"
  • 00:10:37.250 --> 00:10:41.060
  • WHO DOES THIS BELONG TO?
  • 00:10:41.090 --> 00:10:43.030
  • LIKE IT SOME WEAPON OR SOMETHING.
  • 00:10:43.060 --> 00:10:44.230
  • WELL, MAYBE IT IS, RIGHT.
  • 00:10:44.260 --> 00:10:46.190
  • IT IS THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT.
  • 00:10:46.220 --> 00:10:48.190
  • EVERY EYE IN THE ROOM WENT TO THE BIBLE
  • 00:10:48.220 --> 00:10:50.110
  • AND THEY WENT BACK TO ME.
  • 00:10:50.140 --> 00:10:51.170
  • THEY MADE THE CONNECTION.
  • 00:10:51.200 --> 00:10:52.270
  • I SAID [mumbling] "TH-TH-THAT'S MINE."
  • 00:10:53.000 --> 00:10:56.130
  • SHE SAID, "WHAT?"
  • 00:10:56.160 --> 00:10:57.130
  • I SAID [mumbling] "THAT'S MINE."
  • 00:10:57.160 --> 00:10:58.210
  • "WHAT IS THAT, LAURIE?"
  • 00:10:58.240 --> 00:10:59.190
  • [mumbling] "IT'S A BIBLE."
  • 00:10:59.220 --> 00:11:00.020
  • "WHAT?!"
  • 00:11:00.050 --> 00:11:00.190
  • "IT'S A BIBLE."
  • 00:11:00.220 --> 00:11:01.060
  • "WHAT?!"
  • 00:11:01.090 --> 00:11:01.270
  • "IT'S A BIBLE!"
  • 00:11:02.000 --> 00:11:03.020
  • I GRABBED IT AND THEN ONE OF MY FRIENDS SAID,
  • 00:11:03.050 --> 00:11:05.070
  • "OH, GREG, PRAISE THE LORD.
  • 00:11:05.100 --> 00:11:06.270
  • ARE WE GOING TO BE A CHRISTIAN NOW?"
  • 00:11:07.000 --> 00:11:08.270
  • I SAID, "NO.
  • 00:11:09.000 --> 00:11:09.280
  • I AM GOING TO HIT YOU IN THE MOUTH, NOW."
  • 00:11:10.010 --> 00:11:11.000
  • SEE, BECAUSE I HADN'T READ 1 CORINTHIANS 13.
  • 00:11:11.030 --> 00:11:13.190
  • I HADN'T READ ANYTHING.
  • 00:11:13.220 --> 00:11:16.090
  • I WAS TRYING TO HIDE THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:11:16.120 --> 00:11:18.230
  • SINCE THEN, I HAVE FOUND IT'S MUCH BETTER TO HIDE
  • 00:11:18.260 --> 00:11:21.130
  • THE WORD OF GOD IN YOUR HEART,
  • 00:11:21.160 --> 00:11:23.240
  • NOT IN THE BUSHES PREFERABLY.
  • 00:11:23.270 --> 00:11:26.070
  • THAT WAS MY FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THE
  • 00:11:26.100 --> 00:11:29.010
  • GOSPEL WHICH I FAILED MISERABLY, BUT IT WAS A
  • 00:11:29.040 --> 00:11:32.020
  • REMINDER OF THE POWER OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:11:32.050 --> 00:11:35.030
  • THE POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:11:35.060 --> 00:11:36.290
  • WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THINGS THAT WE DID BACK IN
  • 00:11:37.020 --> 00:11:39.070
  • THE DAYS OF THE JESUS MOVEMENT.
  • 00:11:39.100 --> 00:11:40.270
  • WE TALKED ABOUT HOW, YOU KNOW, CONTEMPORARY
  • 00:11:41.000 --> 00:11:43.050
  • CHRISTIAN WORSHIP WAS BORN BEFORE OUR EYES AND ALSO
  • 00:11:43.080 --> 00:11:45.250
  • HOW WE LOVED TO TALK ABOUT THE SOON COMING OF THE LORD.
  • 00:11:45.280 --> 00:11:51.220
  • WE TALKED ABOUT THAT RECENTLY, BUT ONE OF THE
  • 00:11:51.250 --> 00:11:54.060
  • BIG THINGS THAT WAS HAPPENING BACK IN THOSE
  • 00:11:54.090 --> 00:11:56.190
  • DAYS IS ALMOST EVERYTHING WE WENT TO WAS A BIBLE STUDY.
  • 00:11:56.220 --> 00:11:59.180
  • EVERY SERVICE THAT WE WOULD HAVE WE WOULD
  • 00:11:59.210 --> 00:12:01.130
  • OPEN UP THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:12:01.160 --> 00:12:03.110
  • AND THEN THERE WERE HOME BIBLE STUDIES,
  • 00:12:03.140 --> 00:12:05.020
  • AND BIBLE STUDIES ON HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUSES AND
  • 00:12:05.050 --> 00:12:07.160
  • BIBLE STUDIES ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.
  • 00:12:07.190 --> 00:12:09.210
  • WE COULDN'T GET ENOUGH OF THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:12:09.240 --> 00:12:13.190
  • SO LET'S GO OVER TO ACTS CHAPTER 2.
  • 00:12:13.220 --> 00:12:16.090
  • THIS IS WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT IS POURED OUT
  • 00:12:16.120 --> 00:12:18.150
  • ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST AND PEOPLE
  • 00:12:18.180 --> 00:12:21.240
  • SPEAK IN UNKNOWN LANGUAGES.
  • 00:12:21.270 --> 00:12:23.180
  • THEY SPEAK IN TONGUES.
  • 00:12:23.210 --> 00:12:25.110
  • THEN WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT?
  • 00:12:25.140 --> 00:12:27.090
  • ACTS CHAPTER 2:16.
  • 00:12:27.120 --> 00:12:29.250
  • PETER STANDS UP AND SAYS,
  • 00:12:29.280 --> 00:12:32.150
  • VERY IMPORTANT STATEMENT.
  • 00:12:46.270 --> 00:12:48.140
  • HERE'S AN OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,
  • 00:12:48.170 --> 00:12:51.010
  • SUPERNATURAL PHENOMENON IS TAKING PLACE, AND PETER
  • 00:12:51.040 --> 00:12:54.200
  • STANDS UP AND SAYS, "THIS IS THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN
  • 00:12:54.230 --> 00:12:57.280
  • OF BY THE PROPHET JOEL."
  • 00:12:58.010 --> 00:13:00.080
  • THIS MAKES A VERY IMPORTANT POINT.
  • 00:13:00.110 --> 00:13:02.120
  • THERE SHOULD BE A BIBLICAL BASIS FOR WHAT WE DO.
  • 00:13:08.070 --> 00:13:12.130
  • SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT MAKING A DECISION OR
  • 00:13:12.160 --> 00:13:14.240
  • SHOULD WE DO THIS OR SHOULD WE DO THAT,
  • 00:13:14.270 --> 00:13:16.200
  • WE GO TO THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:13:16.230 --> 00:13:18.070
  • WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?
  • 00:13:18.100 --> 00:13:19.230
  • DOES THE SCRIPTURE ADDRESS THIS AT
  • 00:13:19.260 --> 00:13:21.240
  • LEAST IN PRINCIPLE? IF NOT, SPECIFICALLY?
  • 00:13:21.270 --> 00:13:24.240
  • PETER WAS STANDING UP AND SAYING THIS
  • 00:13:24.270 --> 00:13:27.000
  • IS THE BIBLICAL BASIS.
  • 00:13:27.030 --> 00:13:29.010
  • SOMETIMES IN WHAT SOME MIGHT CALL REVIVAL
  • 00:13:29.040 --> 00:13:32.180
  • MEETINGS OR THINGS WHERE THERE'S A LOT OF
  • 00:13:32.210 --> 00:13:35.120
  • EXCITEMENT, A LOT OF PASSION, SOMETIMES THINGS
  • 00:13:35.150 --> 00:13:38.090
  • HAPPEN THAT FRANKLY ARE NOT BIBLICAL AND PEOPLE
  • 00:13:38.120 --> 00:13:41.040
  • WILL SAY THIS IS A NEW WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:13:41.070 --> 00:13:44.120
  • IT'S NEW. LISTEN TO THIS:
  • 00:13:44.150 --> 00:13:45.240
  • IF IT'S NEW, IT'S NOT TRUE;
  • 00:13:45.270 --> 00:13:49.030
  • AND IF IT'S TRUE, IT'S NOT NEW.
  • 00:13:49.060 --> 00:13:51.070
  • WE DON'T NEED A NEW THING.
  • 00:13:51.100 --> 00:13:53.090
  • WE WANT TO DO A BIBLICAL THING, AND WHEN GOD POURS
  • 00:13:53.120 --> 00:13:56.000
  • HIS SPIRIT OUT WE WANT TO HAVE A BIBLICAL BASIS
  • 00:13:56.030 --> 00:13:58.150
  • FOR WHAT WE'RE SAYING AND DOING.
  • 00:13:58.180 --> 00:14:00.270
  • THAT CERTAINLY IS WHAT HAPPENED THERE, BUT THEN
  • 00:14:01.000 --> 00:14:04.050
  • WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT?
  • 00:14:04.080 --> 00:14:06.290
  • THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING: THEY BEGAN
  • 00:14:07.020 --> 00:14:10.030
  • TO DIG INTO THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:14:10.060 --> 00:14:12.040
  • WE DON'T READ "AND AFTER THE SPIRIT WAS POURED
  • 00:14:12.070 --> 00:14:14.130
  • OUT THEY RAN AROUND LIKE CHICKENS WITH
  • 00:14:14.160 --> 00:14:16.240
  • THEIR HEADS CUT OFF."
  • 00:14:16.270 --> 00:14:18.050
  • I BRING THIS UP BECAUSE I'VE SEEN MEETING,
  • 00:14:18.080 --> 00:14:20.010
  • SOMETIMES IT'S ON CHRISTIAN TELEVISION,
  • 00:14:20.040 --> 00:14:22.100
  • WHERE PEOPLE ARE SCREAMING AND WRITHING ON THE FLOOR
  • 00:14:22.130 --> 00:14:25.020
  • AND YELLING AND MAKING ANIMAL SOUNDS AND PEOPLE
  • 00:14:25.050 --> 00:14:28.030
  • SAY, "THIS IS THE HOLY SPIRIT."
  • 00:14:28.060 --> 00:14:30.000
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT HOLY SPIRIT IT IS, BUT I DON'T
  • 00:14:30.030 --> 00:14:33.030
  • SEE ANYTHING LIKE THAT IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:14:33.060 --> 00:14:35.050
  • THE THING IS THAT'S HOW SOME PEOPLE ARE.
  • 00:14:35.080 --> 00:14:37.000
  • "OH, THIS IS THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:14:37.030 --> 00:14:38.040
  • LET'S JUST BE CRAZY AND INSANE."
  • 00:14:38.070 --> 00:14:39.150
  • NO. GOD GAVE THAT POWER
  • 00:14:39.180 --> 00:14:41.230
  • TO THE CHURCH FOR THEM TO CHANGE THE WORLD;
  • 00:14:41.260 --> 00:14:44.240
  • HE GAVE THEM POWER TO BE A WITNESS.
  • 00:14:44.270 --> 00:14:47.120
  • SO WHAT DID THE CHURCH DO AFTER THE SPIRIT
  • 00:14:47.150 --> 00:14:49.040
  • WAS POURED OUT? LOOK AT ACTS 2:42.
  • 00:14:49.070 --> 00:14:53.040
  • THEY CONTINUED STEADFASTLY IN THE APOSTLE'S DOCTRINE.
  • 00:15:02.180 --> 00:15:07.060
  • THEY DUG INTO THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:15:07.090 --> 00:15:10.230
  • LISTEN, IF YOU WANT TO BE A SPIRIT-FILLED, REVIVED
  • 00:15:10.260 --> 00:15:15.030
  • CHRISTIAN, YOU NEED TO BE DIGGING INTO GOD'S WORD
  • 00:15:15.060 --> 00:15:19.210
  • EACH AND EVERY DAY BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T
  • 00:15:19.240 --> 00:15:22.290
  • YOU'RE GOING TO FAIL SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:15:23.020 --> 00:15:25.210
  • SO WHEN YOU'RE A HEALTHY CHRISTIAN, WHEN YOU'RE A
  • 00:15:25.240 --> 00:15:28.250
  • SPIRITUALLY REVIVED CHRISTIAN, WHEN YOU WERE A
  • 00:15:28.280 --> 00:15:32.060
  • SPIRIT-FILLED CHRISTIAN, YOU WILL DESIRE GOD'S
  • 00:15:32.090 --> 00:15:35.130
  • WORD IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:35.160 --> 00:15:37.180
  • SO IF TO YOU READING THE BIBLE IS A DRAG,
  • 00:15:37.210 --> 00:15:40.170
  • IF IT'S A DRUDGERY,
  • 00:15:40.200 --> 00:15:42.030
  • IF IT SOMETHING YOU DREAD,
  • 00:15:42.060 --> 00:15:43.260
  • IF IT'S SOMETHING YOU DO IN A TOKEN WAY
  • 00:15:43.290 --> 00:15:46.010
  • THAT IS NOT A GOOD INDICATION.
  • 00:15:46.040 --> 00:15:48.220
  • I THINK THE REAL INDICATION OF YOU BEING
  • 00:15:48.250 --> 00:15:50.280
  • A SPIRIT-FILLED BELIEVER IS THAT YOU
  • 00:15:51.010 --> 00:15:53.150
  • ARE HUNGRY FOR GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:15:53.180 --> 00:15:55.240
  • YOU KNOW WHEN I DON'T EAT, I GET KIND OF CRANKY.
  • 00:15:55.270 --> 00:15:58.230
  • MY WIFE FIGURED THIS OUT A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO.
  • 00:15:58.260 --> 00:16:01.070
  • I'LL JUST BE IN A BAD MOOD.
  • 00:16:01.100 --> 00:16:02.110
  • I'M SORT OF SNIPPY.
  • 00:16:02.140 --> 00:16:03.120
  • SHE SAYS, "YOU'RE JUST HUNGRY."
  • 00:16:03.150 --> 00:16:04.290
  • "I'M NOT HUNGRY!"
  • 00:16:05.020 --> 00:16:06.060
  • "NO. YOU'RE HUNGRY."
  • 00:16:06.090 --> 00:16:07.060
  • AND SHE'LL THROW A SANDWICH AT ME.
  • 00:16:07.090 --> 00:16:09.000
  • IT WORKS EVERY TIME.
  • 00:16:09.030 --> 00:16:10.030
  • I CATCH IT WITH MY MOUTH. THAT IS HOW IT CAN BE.
  • 00:16:10.060 --> 00:16:13.280
  • THE REASON YOU'RE NOT FEELING THAT WELL,
  • 00:16:14.010 --> 00:16:16.020
  • THE REASON YOU'RE KIND OF CRANKY, THE REASON YOU'RE
  • 00:16:16.050 --> 00:16:18.100
  • KIND OF DEPRESSED, THE REASON YOU'RE LETHARGIC
  • 00:16:18.130 --> 00:16:21.050
  • IS YOU NEED A MEAL.
  • 00:16:21.080 --> 00:16:23.100
  • I DON'T JUST MEAN FOOD.
  • 00:16:23.130 --> 00:16:25.060
  • I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU NEED THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:16:25.090 --> 00:16:27.140
  • THAT'S WHY YOU NEED TO TAKE TIME EVERY DAY
  • 00:16:27.170 --> 00:16:29.290
  • TO OPEN UP GOD'S WORD AND READ WHAT
  • 00:16:30.020 --> 00:16:32.230
  • IT HAS TO SAY TO YOU.
  • 00:16:32.260 --> 00:16:35.200
  • THE WORD OF GOD IS POWERFUL.
  • 00:16:35.230 --> 00:16:37.260
  • I'M AMAZED AT HOW I'VE READ CERTAIN VERSES MANY
  • 00:16:37.290 --> 00:16:41.010
  • TIMES OVER THE YEARS, BUT HOW THEY WILL JUST JUMP
  • 00:16:41.040 --> 00:16:43.250
  • OFF THE PAGE AND COME ALIVE FOR ME.
  • 00:16:43.280 --> 00:16:46.240
  • YOU KNOW I'M TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:16:46.270 --> 00:16:48.040
  • THAT VERSE JUST SENT FROM HEAVEN AND IT IS JUST
  • 00:16:48.070 --> 00:16:51.020
  • EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR IN THE GIVEN MOMENT.
  • 00:16:51.050 --> 00:16:54.100
  • HOW IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN IF I DON'T
  • 00:16:54.130 --> 00:16:55.280
  • OPEN UP THE BIBLE?
  • 00:16:56.010 --> 00:16:57.280
  • I CAN'T JUST HOLD IT UP TO MY HEAD AND PRAY IT ALL
  • 00:16:58.010 --> 00:17:00.190
  • JUST MAKES ITS WAY IN THERE I NEED TO READ IT.
  • 00:17:00.220 --> 00:17:03.270
  • I NEED TO COMMIT SCRIPTURE TO MEMORY.
  • 00:17:04.000 --> 00:17:07.130
  • I MEMORIZED SCRIPTURES WHEN I WAS A 17-YEAR-OLD
  • 00:17:07.160 --> 00:17:10.060
  • KID THAT I STILL REMEMBER TODAY IN MY 30s... TIMES TWO.
  • 00:17:10.090 --> 00:17:13.270
  • THEY'RE STILL WITH ME - THOSE VERSES - LIKE PSALM 1.
  • 00:17:14.000 --> 00:17:18.100
  • "BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT WALKS NOT IN THE COUNSEL
  • 00:17:18.130 --> 00:17:20.080
  • OF THE UNGODLY OR STANDS IN THE WAY OF SINNERS
  • 00:17:20.110 --> 00:17:23.000
  • OR SITS IN THE SEAT OF THE SCORNFUL.
  • 00:17:23.030 --> 00:17:25.070
  • BUT HIS DELIGHT IS IN THE WORD OF THE LORD
  • 00:17:25.100 --> 00:17:27.240
  • AND IN IT DOES HE MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT.
  • 00:17:27.270 --> 00:17:30.260
  • HE WILL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE RIVERS OF WATER.
  • 00:17:30.290 --> 00:17:33.220
  • HIS LEAVES SHALL NOT WITHER AND WHATSOEVER
  • 00:17:33.250 --> 00:17:36.160
  • HE DOES SHALL PROSPER. BLESSED IS THAT MAN."
  • 00:17:36.190 --> 00:17:39.260
  • I LEARNED THAT SO MANY YEARS AGO.
  • 00:17:39.290 --> 00:17:41.110
  • IT IS STILL WITH ME. IT STILL HELPS ME.
  • 00:17:41.140 --> 00:17:43.220
  • HOW ABOUT 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13.
  • 00:17:43.250 --> 00:17:46.020
  • "THERE IS NO TEMPTATION TAKEN YOU BUT SUCH AS IS
  • 00:17:46.050 --> 00:17:48.250
  • COMMON TO MAN BUT GOD WHO IS FAITHFUL WILL NOT ALLOW
  • 00:17:48.280 --> 00:17:52.000
  • YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE WHAT YOU ARE ABLE,
  • 00:17:52.030 --> 00:17:54.090
  • BUT WILL WITH THE TEMPTATION MAKE A WAY OF ESCAPE,
  • 00:17:54.120 --> 00:17:57.010
  • THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO BEAR IT."
  • 00:17:57.040 --> 00:17:59.040
  • I AM NOT DOING THIS TO IMPRESS YOU.
  • 00:17:59.070 --> 00:18:00.170
  • YOU CAN DO THIS. WE CAN ALL DO THIS.
  • 00:18:00.200 --> 00:18:02.160
  • "OH NO. I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING."
  • 00:18:02.190 --> 00:18:04.190
  • GIVE ME A BREAK.
  • 00:18:04.220 --> 00:18:06.120
  • YOU REMEMBER LINES FROM FILMS.
  • 00:18:06.150 --> 00:18:09.080
  • YOU REMEMBER LYRICS FROM THE LAMEST SONGS OF ALL TIME.
  • 00:18:09.110 --> 00:18:12.260
  • YOU REMEMBER THE SCORES OF SUPER BOWL
  • 00:18:12.290 --> 00:18:15.090
  • GAMES GOING BACK FOREVER.
  • 00:18:15.120 --> 00:18:17.020
  • YOU REMEMBER ALL THAT TRIVIA.
  • 00:18:17.050 --> 00:18:18.270
  • DON'T TELL ME YOU CANNOT REMEMBER THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:18:19.000 --> 00:18:21.260
  • YOU JUST TAKE TIME TO GET IT INTO YOUR MIND AND GET
  • 00:18:21.290 --> 00:18:25.130
  • IT INTO YOUR HEART AND THAT WILL NEVER
  • 00:18:25.160 --> 00:18:27.140
  • BE TIME THAT IS WASTED.
  • 00:18:27.170 --> 00:18:30.040
  • LET'S GO OVER TO OUR SECOND PASSAGE PSALM 19
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  • AND WE WILL CLOSE WITH THIS.
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  • THIS IS JUST THE WORD OF GOD TELLING US WHY THE
  • 00:18:34.170 --> 00:18:38.140
  • WORD OF GOD IS IMPORTANT. PSALM 19:7.
  • 00:18:38.170 --> 00:18:42.290
  • "THE LAW OF THE LORD IS PERFECT, CONVERTING THE SOUL.
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  • THE TESTIMONY OF THE LORD IS SURE,
  • 00:18:45.180 --> 00:18:48.080
  • MAKING WISE THE SIMPLE.
  • 00:18:48.110 --> 00:18:50.000
  • THE STATUTES OF THE LORD ARE RIGHT, REJOICING THE HEART.
  • 00:18:50.030 --> 00:18:53.090
  • THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD ARE PURE
  • 00:18:53.120 --> 00:18:55.090
  • ENLIGHTENING THE EYES.
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  • THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS CLEAN, ENDURING FOREVER.
  • 00:18:57.000 --> 00:19:00.130
  • THE JUDGMENTS OF THE LORD ARE TRUE
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  • AND RIGHTEOUS ALTOGETHER.
  • 00:19:02.130 --> 00:19:04.140
  • MORE TO BE DESIRED ARE THEY THAN GOLD,
  • 00:19:04.170 --> 00:19:06.230
  • YEA THAN MUCH FINE GOLD.
  • 00:19:06.260 --> 00:19:08.230
  • SWEETER ALSO THAN HONEY IN THE HONEYCOMB.
  • 00:19:08.260 --> 00:19:11.140
  • MOREOVER, BY THEN IS YOUR SERVANT WARNED AND IN
  • 00:19:11.170 --> 00:19:15.190
  • KEEPING OF THEM THERE IS GREAT REWARD."
  • 00:19:15.220 --> 00:19:18.250
  • THAT SOUNDS LIKE A SONG, DOESN'T IT?
  • 00:19:18.280 --> 00:19:20.030
  • IT'S BEAUTIFUL.
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  • IT'S BEAUTIFUL POETRY, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY ALSO
  • 00:19:21.090 --> 00:19:24.000
  • THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:19:24.030 --> 00:19:26.100
  • HERE ARE JUST A FEW TAKEAWAY THOUGHTS.
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  • 1. THE WORD OF GOD IS PERFECT.
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  • IN THE BIBLE THERE IS NO FAKE NEWS; THERE'S JUST
  • 00:19:31.260 --> 00:19:34.020
  • GOOD NEWS THAT YOU CAN DEPEND ON BECAUSE THE
  • 00:19:34.050 --> 00:19:36.220
  • WORD OF THE LORD IS PERFECT.
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  • AS YOU OPEN UP THE WORD OF GOD, IT CAN BE FRESH TO
  • 00:19:39.150 --> 00:19:43.200
  • YOU EACH AND EVERY MORNING.
  • 00:19:43.230 --> 00:19:45.070
  • THE BIBLE SAYS HIS MERCIES ARE NEW EVERY MORNING.
  • 00:19:45.100 --> 00:19:49.050
  • THE WORD PERFECT MEANS IT'S WHOLE, IT'S COMPLETE,
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  • AND IT'S EFFICIENT.
  • 00:19:52.030 --> 00:19:53.070
  • LISTEN, EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOD
  • 00:19:53.100 --> 00:19:55.150
  • IS FOUND IN THE BIBLE.
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  • YOU DON'T NEED TO GO ANYWHERE ELSE.
  • 00:19:57.100 --> 00:19:59.060
  • IT'S ONE STOP SHOPPING RIGHT HERE.
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  • THIS IS GOD'S MESSAGE TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US.
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  • 2 TIMOTHY 3 SAYS ALL SCRIPTURE IS BREATHED BY GOD.
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  • 2. THE WORD OF THE LORD REVIVES US.
  • 00:20:11.110 --> 00:20:18.030
  • LOOK AT VERSE 7 OF PSALM 19.
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  • "THE LAW OF THE LORD [OR THE WORD OF THE LORD] IS
  • 00:20:19.270 --> 00:20:23.020
  • PERFECT, CONVERTING THE SOUL.
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  • THE TESTIMONY OF THE LORD IS SURE,
  • 00:20:24.160 --> 00:20:27.030
  • MAKING WISE THE SIMPLE."
  • 00:20:27.060 --> 00:20:29.080
  • THIS WORD CONVERT COULD BE TRANSLATED REVIVE,
  • 00:20:29.110 --> 00:20:31.210
  • RESTORE, AND TRANSFORM.
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  • WHEN YOU READ GOD'S WORD YOU WILL BE REVIVED,
  • 00:20:35.260 --> 00:20:38.120
  • RESTORED, AND TRANSFORMED.
  • 00:20:38.150 --> 00:20:41.080
  • PSALM 119 HAS THE PSALMIST SAYING,
  • 00:20:41.110 --> 00:20:43.160
  • "REVIVE ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD."
  • 00:20:43.190 --> 00:20:46.270
  • SO GOD'S WORD WILL REVIVE YOU.
  • 00:20:47.000 --> 00:20:49.030
  • YOU WANT TO BE A REVIVED CHRISTIAN, YOU WANT TO BE
  • 00:20:49.060 --> 00:20:52.010
  • A SPIRIT-FILLED CHRISTIAN?
  • 00:20:52.040 --> 00:20:53.230
  • THEN STUDY THE WORD OF GOD BECAUSE IT WILL REVIVE YOU.
  • 00:20:53.260 --> 00:20:59.080
  • 3. THE WORD OF GOD GIVES INCREDIBLE WISDOM.
  • 00:20:59.110 --> 00:21:07.020
  • LOOK AT VERSE 7.
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  • "THE TESTIMONY OF THE LORD IS SURE,
  • 00:21:08.010 --> 00:21:09.180
  • MAKING WISE THE SIMPLE."
  • 00:21:09.210 --> 00:21:11.210
  • THIS IS AN INTERESTING PHRASE IN THE HEBREW
  • 00:21:11.240 --> 00:21:13.170
  • BECAUSE THIS WORD SIMPLE SPEAKS OF AN OPEN DOOR SORT
  • 00:21:13.200 --> 00:21:17.100
  • OF LIKE YOUR MIND IS AN OPEN DOOR.
  • 00:21:17.130 --> 00:21:20.100
  • AND THIS SPEAKS OF A PERSON THAT JUST LETS
  • 00:21:20.130 --> 00:21:22.260
  • ANYTHING COME IN, ANYTHING GO OUT.
  • 00:21:22.290 --> 00:21:25.070
  • THEY ARE TOTALLY NAÏVE.
  • 00:21:25.100 --> 00:21:27.090
  • THEY ARE OPEN TO EVERYTHING.
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  • THEY ARE OPEN TO ANYTHING.
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  • THEY ARE CLOSED TO NOTHING.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS IT CAN MAKE YOU WISE
  • 00:21:32.090 --> 00:21:34.190
  • SO YOU DON'T BE THAT PERSON.
  • 00:21:34.220 --> 00:21:36.270
  • SO WE HAVE A PERSON THAT LEARNS TO THINK LOGICALLY,
  • 00:21:37.000 --> 00:21:40.050
  • BUT THAT LOGIC IS BUILT ON SCRIPTURE
  • 00:21:40.080 --> 00:21:43.050
  • YOU KNOW IT IS A FUNNY THING.
  • 00:21:43.080 --> 00:21:44.070
  • SOMETIMES PEOPLE WANT TO DISMISS CHRISTIANS AS
  • 00:21:44.100 --> 00:21:46.050
  • UNTHINKING FOOLS WHEN IN REALITY I DIDN'T REALLY
  • 00:21:46.080 --> 00:21:50.070
  • LEARN TO THINK UNTIL I BECAME A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:21:50.100 --> 00:21:53.150
  • TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, I DIDN'T EVEN LEARN HOW
  • 00:21:53.180 --> 00:21:56.120
  • TO STUDY UNTIL I BECAME A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:21:56.150 --> 00:21:58.080
  • NOT JUST THE BIBLE BUT OTHER BOOKS TO REALLY
  • 00:21:58.110 --> 00:22:01.000
  • THINK THINGS THROUGH AND GET A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW.
  • 00:22:01.030 --> 00:22:03.290
  • BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW,
  • 00:22:04.020 --> 00:22:06.110
  • NOTHING IN THIS PLANET MAKES SENSE.
  • 00:22:06.140 --> 00:22:08.080
  • IF YOU THINK MAN IS BASICALLY GOOD, YOU MUST
  • 00:22:08.110 --> 00:22:12.000
  • BE HAVING A LOT OF TROUBLES RIGHT NOW; BUT IF
  • 00:22:12.030 --> 00:22:14.190
  • YOU BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS THAT MAN IS NOT
  • 00:22:14.220 --> 00:22:16.220
  • BASICALLY GOOD, MAN IS ESSENTIALLY SINFUL
  • 00:22:16.250 --> 00:22:19.010
  • SEPARATED FROM GOD AND THAT'S WHY HE DOES THE
  • 00:22:19.040 --> 00:22:21.170
  • THINGS THAT HE DOES, SUDDENLY A LOT OF THINGS
  • 00:22:21.200 --> 00:22:24.090
  • START MAKING A LOT MORE SENSE.
  • 00:22:24.120 --> 00:22:26.290
  • SO WE NEED TO NOT BE THAT SIMPLE-MINDED PERSON THAT
  • 00:22:27.020 --> 00:22:31.070
  • JUST MARCHES IN LOCKSTEP WITH WHATEVER IS THE TREND
  • 00:22:31.100 --> 00:22:36.110
  • OR THE THING THAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE AND
  • 00:22:36.140 --> 00:22:39.060
  • START THINKING FOR OURSELVES.
  • 00:22:39.090 --> 00:22:41.060
  • GOD SAYS IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH,
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  • "COME AND LET US REASON TOGETHER," SAYS THE LORD.
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  • CHRISTIANITY IS A REASONABLE FAITH.
  • 00:22:46.230 --> 00:22:49.170
  • IT'S A LOGICAL FAITH, SO THAT'S WHAT
  • 00:22:49.200 --> 00:22:52.040
  • THIS WILL DO FOR YOU.
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  • THE WORD OF GOD WILL GIVE YOU THAT KIND OF MIND.
  • 00:22:53.170 --> 00:22:56.280
  • SOMETIMES THE QUESTION IS ASKED "WHAT YOU DO WHEN
  • 00:22:57.010 --> 00:22:59.260
  • YOU DON'T AGREE WITH THE BIBLE?"
  • 00:22:59.290 --> 00:23:01.250
  • SOMEONE ASKED ME THAT QUESTION A WHILE AGO.
  • 00:23:01.280 --> 00:23:03.280
  • "WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU DON'T AGREE WITH THE BIBLE?
  • 00:23:04.010 --> 00:23:05.230
  • I SAID "WELL, CHANGE YOUR OPINION BECAUSE YOU'RE WRONG."
  • 00:23:05.260 --> 00:23:10.160
  • I MEAN, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY?
  • 00:23:10.190 --> 00:23:12.090
  • "OH, WELL, LET'S JUST EDIT THAT OUT."
  • 00:23:12.120 --> 00:23:14.060
  • I WAS JUST IN THE MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE OF WASHINGTON
  • 00:23:14.090 --> 00:23:17.100
  • DC WHICH IS AN AMAZING PLACE.
  • 00:23:17.130 --> 00:23:19.170
  • IT IS A FANTASTIC PLACE THAT IT JUST TELLS SHOWS
  • 00:23:19.200 --> 00:23:23.160
  • YOU HOW RELIABLE GOD'S WORD IS.
  • 00:23:23.190 --> 00:23:25.190
  • I RECOMMEND EVERYONE GO AND VISIT IT.
  • 00:23:25.220 --> 00:23:28.020
  • BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THEY HAD THERE WAS A COPY OF
  • 00:23:28.050 --> 00:23:30.080
  • JEFFERSON'S BIBLE - THOMAS JEFFERSON - ONE OF THE
  • 00:23:30.110 --> 00:23:33.260
  • PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES.
  • 00:23:33.290 --> 00:23:35.260
  • ONE OF THE RATIFIERS OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.
  • 00:23:35.290 --> 00:23:38.040
  • A VERY IMPORTANT FIGURE, BUT JEFFERSON HAD A BIBLE,
  • 00:23:38.070 --> 00:23:42.030
  • AND JEFFERSON WAS A MAN WHO BELIEVED THE BIBLE
  • 00:23:42.060 --> 00:23:45.230
  • HAD GOOD MORAL MESSAGES IN IT.
  • 00:23:45.260 --> 00:23:49.180
  • SO HE ACTUALLY WENT THROUGH A BIBLE AND CUT
  • 00:23:49.210 --> 00:23:51.290
  • OUT THE PARTS ABOUT MIRACLES AND THE
  • 00:23:52.020 --> 00:23:54.220
  • SUPERNATURAL AND KEPT WHAT HE THOUGHT WERE THE MORAL
  • 00:23:54.250 --> 00:23:57.170
  • LESSONS OF THE BIBLE IN IT.
  • 00:23:57.200 --> 00:24:00.050
  • SO IT'S CALLED JEFFERSON'S BIBLE.
  • 00:24:00.080 --> 00:24:02.160
  • THAT'S NOT HOW IT WORKS.
  • 00:24:02.190 --> 00:24:04.180
  • I DON'T KNOW IF I REALLY LIKE THIS PART.
  • 00:24:04.210 --> 00:24:06.140
  • I THINK I WILL JUST CUT IT OUT. NO.
  • 00:24:06.170 --> 00:24:08.290
  • ALL SCRIPTURE, THE BIBLE SAYS, IS INSPIRED BY GOD,
  • 00:24:09.020 --> 00:24:12.270
  • SO WE DON'T WANT TO DO THAT.
  • 00:24:13.000 --> 00:24:14.210
  • IF YOU DON'T AGREE WITH THE BIBLE, CHANGE YOUR
  • 00:24:14.240 --> 00:24:17.100
  • OPINION BECAUSE THE BIBLE IS RIGHT.
  • 00:24:17.130 --> 00:24:20.150
  • 4. THE BIBLE, OR THE WORD, OF GOD IS RIGHT.
  • 00:24:20.180 --> 00:24:24.070
  • VERSE 8, "THE STATUTES OF THE LORD ARE RIGHT,
  • 00:24:24.100 --> 00:24:26.140
  • REJOICING THE HEART."
  • 00:24:26.170 --> 00:24:28.210
  • SO IT'S GOING TO HELP YOU TO KNOW
  • 00:24:28.240 --> 00:24:31.040
  • HOW GOD WANTS YOU TO LIVE.
  • 00:24:31.070 --> 00:24:33.020
  • IT IS GOING TO SHOW YOU THE PROMISES
  • 00:24:33.050 --> 00:24:35.000
  • THAT GOD HAS FOR YOU.
  • 00:24:35.030 --> 00:24:37.010
  • THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO READ THROUGH BOOKS OF THE
  • 00:24:37.040 --> 00:24:39.120
  • BIBLE AND ASK YOURSELF THE QUESTION:
  • 00:24:39.150 --> 00:24:41.130
  • IS THERE A PROMISE HERE FOR ME TO CLAIM?
  • 00:24:41.160 --> 00:24:44.040
  • IS THERE A VICTORY HERE FOR ME TO GAIN?
  • 00:24:44.070 --> 00:24:46.290
  • IS THERE A BLESSING HERE FOR ME TO ENJOY?
  • 00:24:47.020 --> 00:24:49.210
  • AND MY LAST POINT, KEEPING THE WORD OF GOD
  • 00:24:49.240 --> 00:24:52.290
  • MAKES YOU HAPPY.
  • 00:24:53.020 --> 00:24:57.040
  • PSALM 19:8 SAYS THE STATUTES OF THE LORD
  • 00:24:57.070 --> 00:25:00.070
  • ARE RIGHT, REJOICING THE HEART.
  • 00:25:00.100 --> 00:25:04.020
  • THAT WORD REJOICING MEANS JUST MAKING YOU HAPPY.
  • 00:25:04.050 --> 00:25:06.240
  • YOU WANT TO BE A HAPPY PERSON READ THE BIBLE.
  • 00:25:06.270 --> 00:25:10.030
  • YOU WANT TO BE AN EVEN HAPPIER PERSON.
  • 00:25:10.060 --> 00:25:12.110
  • DO WHAT THE BIBLE TELLS YOU TO DO.
  • 00:25:12.140 --> 00:25:15.070
  • I WOULD ADD TO THAT DON'T DO THE THINGS THE BIBLE
  • 00:25:15.100 --> 00:25:18.080
  • TELLS YOU NOT TO DO.
  • 00:25:18.110 --> 00:25:20.040
  • LUKE 11:28 SAYS HAPPY ARE THE PEOPLE THAT HEAR THE
  • 00:25:20.070 --> 00:25:23.260
  • WORD OF GOD AND KEEP IT.
  • 00:25:23.290 --> 00:25:26.050
  • I KNOW THIS GOES AGAINST THE LOGIC OF SOME.
  • 00:25:26.080 --> 00:25:28.010
  • THEY THINK THE BIBLE KEEPS YOU FROM HAPPINESS.
  • 00:25:28.040 --> 00:25:30.270
  • IF YOU LIVE BY WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES
  • 00:25:31.000 --> 00:25:34.060
  • IT'S A RESTRICTIVE LIFE.
  • 00:25:34.090 --> 00:25:35.280
  • IT'S A MISERABLE LIFE.
  • 00:25:36.010 --> 00:25:37.090
  • IT'S A TORTURED LIFE.
  • 00:25:37.120 --> 00:25:38.290
  • NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
  • 00:25:39.020 --> 00:25:41.040
  • IT'S THE EXACT OPPOSITE.
  • 00:25:41.070 --> 00:25:42.170
  • LIFE WITHOUT THE WORD OF GOD, LIFE WITHOUT JESUS
  • 00:25:42.200 --> 00:25:45.220
  • CHRIST IS THE MISERABLE LIFE.
  • 00:25:45.250 --> 00:25:47.160
  • I KNOW, I'VE BEEN ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE, LIFE
  • 00:25:47.190 --> 00:25:50.150
  • WITHOUT CHRIST IS A RESTRICTIVE LIFE BECAUSE
  • 00:25:50.180 --> 00:25:52.290
  • YOU'RE BOUND WITH THE POWER OF SIN, LIFE WITHOUT
  • 00:25:53.020 --> 00:25:55.240
  • CHRIST IS A TORTUROUS LIFE BECAUSE YOU'RE TORMENTED
  • 00:25:55.270 --> 00:25:59.130
  • BY YOUR GUILT FOR THE SINS YOU COMMITTED. NO.
  • 00:25:59.160 --> 00:26:02.170
  • IF YOU WANT TO BE A HAPPY MAN, YOU WANT TO BE A
  • 00:26:02.200 --> 00:26:04.280
  • HAPPY WOMAN YOU DO WHAT THE BIBLE TELLS YOU TO DO.
  • 00:26:05.010 --> 00:26:08.190
  • ONE LAST THING.
  • 00:26:08.220 --> 00:26:09.230
  • THE BIBLE TELLS ME HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:26:09.260 --> 00:26:13.240
  • THE BIBLE TELLS ME HOW TO FIND THE MEANING OF LIFE.
  • 00:26:13.270 --> 00:26:17.150
  • THE BIBLE TELLS ME WHAT I SHOULD EVEN BE THINKING
  • 00:26:17.180 --> 00:26:21.210
  • ABOUT AND LIVING FOR EACH AND EVERY DAY BECAUSE,
  • 00:26:21.240 --> 00:26:24.170
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE BIBLE TELLS ME ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:26:24.200 --> 00:26:28.150
  • THAT'S THE MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE IN A NUTSHELL.
  • 00:26:28.180 --> 00:26:31.120
  • IT'S JESUS.
  • 00:26:31.150 --> 00:26:32.280
  • HE IS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT CONCEALED.
  • 00:26:33.010 --> 00:26:35.070
  • HE'S IN THE NEW TESTAMENT REVEALED.
  • 00:26:35.100 --> 00:26:38.080
  • BUT FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:26:38.110 --> 00:26:41.190
  • THE OLD TESTAMENT IS POINTING TO JESUS.
  • 00:26:41.220 --> 00:26:44.130
  • THE NEW TESTAMENT IS SHOWING ALL THOSE
  • 00:26:44.160 --> 00:26:46.130
  • THINGS THAT JESUS FULFILLED.
  • 00:26:46.160 --> 00:26:48.130
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT THE SIMPLE MESSAGE GOD LOVES HUMANITY.
  • 00:26:48.160 --> 00:26:52.070
  • HUMANITY SINNED AGAINST GOD.
  • 00:26:52.100 --> 00:26:54.090
  • GOD LONGS FOR RELATIONSHIP WITH US.
  • 00:26:54.120 --> 00:26:56.200
  • SO HE SENT HIS SON JESUS TO DIE ON THE CROSS IN OUR
  • 00:26:56.230 --> 00:27:00.060
  • PLACE AND PAY FOR ALL OF OUR SIN AND RISE AGAIN
  • 00:27:00.090 --> 00:27:04.020
  • FROM THE DEAD AND IF WE WILL PUT OUR FAITH IN
  • 00:27:04.050 --> 00:27:06.110
  • JESUS WE CAN HAVE ETERNAL LIFE AND WE CAN HAVE A
  • 00:27:06.140 --> 00:27:10.250
  • LIFE ON EARTH THAT IS WORTH LIVING.
  • 00:27:10.280 --> 00:27:13.050
  • [Phil Wickham: This is the Day] THIS IS THE DAY
  • 00:27:13.080 --> 00:27:14.060
  • WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
  • 00:27:14.090 --> 00:27:16.210
  • O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THE ANGELS ARE SINGING
  • 00:27:16.240 --> 00:27:20.170
  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
  • 00:27:20.200 --> 00:27:21.200