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August 5, 2019
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  • (Phil Wickham: This is the Day) CAN YOU SEE IT
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  • LIGHT SHINES INTO THE DARKNESS BRINGING
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  • HOPE TO THE HOPELESS.
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  • IT IS LEADING YOU TO LIFE.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • THIS IS YOUR BEGINNING.
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  • AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND.
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  • I CAN HEAR THE ANGELS SING.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY FOR A NEW BEGINNING.
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  • AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND.
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  • O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THE ANGELS ARE SINGING.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • (Unidentified female) TAKE A LOOK AT THIS
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  • BILLBOARD RIGHT HERE.
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  • IT SHOWS EVANGELIST GREG LAURIE HOLDING A BIBLE.
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  • (Unidentified male) WHEN I READ THIS
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  • I JUST FLIPPED OUT.
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  • (Unidentified female) A VERY DISTURBING STORY
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  • THAT GREG LAURIE HAS BEEN FORCED TO TAKE DOWN A
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  • SERIES OF BILLBOARDS.
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  • (Unidentified males) YOU OUGHT TO TRY BEING
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  • IN THE CHRISTIAN WORLD.
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  • IT DOESN'T SAY HOLY BIBLE
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  • OR ANYTHING. IT IS JUST A BLACK BOOK.
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  • THESE PEOPLE ARE OUT OF THEIR MIND.
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  • WHY IS EVERYONE SO SENSITIVE
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  • AND OFFENDED BY THE BIBLE?
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  • THERE IS SO MUCH GOOD THAT COMES OUT OF CHRISTIANITY.
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  • WHY IS IT ALL OF A SUDDEN OFFENSIVE TO
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  • EVEN REFERENCE THIS BOOK?
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  • INSTEAD OF BEING OFFENDED BY IT MAYBE MORE PEOPLE OUGHT TO
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  • READ IT AND SEE WHAT IT HAS TO SAY.
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  • (Unidentified people) WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS
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  • ABOUT THE BIBLE?
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  • IT'S A BOOK. IT IS A RELIGIOUS BOOK.
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  • RELIGION IS EVERYONE'S OWN BUSINESS.
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  • I MEAN IT IS NOT MY RELIGION.
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  • I DON'T BELIEVE IN IT BUT I RESPECT IT.
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  • I NEVER REALLY GIVE IT A THOUGHT.
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  • I JUST KIND OF LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT RELIGION.
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  • I FEEL LIKE THIS THING HAS BEEN MISGUIDED.
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  • I FEEL LIKE IT HAS DIVIDED PEOPLE.
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  • I DON'T REALLY SEE A LOT OF GOOD IN IT ANYMORE.
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  • IF SOMEBODY BELIEVES IN GOD HE SHOULD AND IF HE
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  • DOESN'T IT IS OKAY.
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  • (Greg Laurie) LISTEN. THE BIBLE IS THE
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  • UNCOMPROMISING WORD OF GOD.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO HEAL MARRIAGES.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO CURE THE ADDICTED.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO MELT THE HARDENED HEART.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO COMFORT THE BEREAVED.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO GIVE HOPE TO THE HOPELESS.
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  • THAT IS WHY I BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE BECAUSE THE
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  • BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • [applause]
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  • HELLO EVERYBODY.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU BROUGHT YOUR BIBLE?
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  • IF YOU HAVE A BIBLE I WANT YOU TO HOLD UP THE BIBLE.
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  • I WANT YOU TO STAND UP AND HOLD UP THE BIBLE.
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  • IF YOU HAVE AN APP ON YOUR PHONE THAT COUNTS.
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  • IF YOU HAVE AN APP ON YOUR TABLET DEVICE THAT COUNTS.
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  • HOLD UP YOUR BIBLE.
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  • WE STAND WITH THE WORD
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  • OF GOD HERE AT THE SOCAL HARVEST.
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  • WE'RE NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
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  • YOU KNOW IF YOU WERE TO SUM UP THE BIBLE IN ONE
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  • VERSE, I THINK IT WOULD BE JOHN 3:16.
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  • I BET MOST OF YOU KNOW THAT BY HEART.
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  • LET'S ALL SAY IT TOGETHER.
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  • "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS
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  • ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM
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  • SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE."
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  • THAT'S RIGHT HERE IN THE BIBLE.
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  • [applause]
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  • WELL LISTEN IF YOU BROUGHT A BIBLE, IN A
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  • FEW MOMENTS I'M GOING TO READ FROM ACTS CHAPTER 8.
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  • IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT IS THAT'S RIGHT
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  • AFTER ACTS CHAPTER 7.
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  • I HOPE THAT HELPS A LITTLE BIT.
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  • BUT AGAIN, THE TITLE OF
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  • MY MESSAGE IS SHOW ME THE WAY.
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  • BILLY GRAHAM USED TO TELL THE STORY OF WHEN HE WAS
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  • IN A TOWN HOLDING A CRUSADE.
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  • SO HE HAD A LETTER HE WANTED TO MAIL, BUT HE
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  • DIDN'T KNOW WHERE THE POST OFFICE WAS.
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  • SO HE SAW A BOY AND HE SAID, "SON, CAN YOU TELL
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  • ME WHERE THE POST OFFICE IS?
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  • I NEED DIRECTIONS." SO THE LITTLE GUY TOLD HIM HOW TO
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  • GET TO THE POST OFFICE AND BILLY SAID,
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  • "THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
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  • BUT LISTEN, I'M PREACHING HERE IN YOUR TOWN TONIGHT
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  • AND I'M GOING TO TELL PEOPLE HOW TO GET TO
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  • HEAVEN, AND I WOULD LIKE YOU TO COME TONIGHT AND
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  • HEAR ME PREACH."
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  • AND THE LITTLE GUY SAID, "WELL, I DON'T THINK I'M
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  • GOING TO COME." AND BILLY GRAHAM SAID, "WHY?"
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  • HE SAID, "YOU DON'T EVEN
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  • KNOW THE WAY TO THE POST OFFICE.
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  • HOW CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN?"
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  • [laughter]
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  • I WANT TO TELL YOU TONIGHT HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN.
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  • THE BIBLE, THE USER'S MANUAL OF LIFE,
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  • TELLS US EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED TO DO.
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  • LET'S SAY THAT YOU CALLED ME AND NEEDED DIRECTIONS
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  • TO ANGEL'S STADIUM. MY FIRST QUESTION
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  • TO YOU WOULD BE WELL, WHERE ARE YOU AT?
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  • WHERE ARE YOU AT? WHY?
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  • BEFORE I CAN TELL YOU HOW TO GET HERE, I NEED TO
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  • KNOW WHERE YOU ARE.
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  • AND GOD ASKED THAT VERY QUESTION OF ADAM IN THE
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  • GARDEN AFTER HE ATE OF THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT AND SIN
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  • ENTERED THE WORLD AND ADAM WAS HIDING.
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  • AND THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT THE LORD CAME WALKING
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  • THROUGH THE GARDEN IN THE COOL OF THE DAY AND HE
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  • ASKED THIS QUESTION: "ADAM, WHERE ARE YOU?"
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  • NOW, DO YOU THINK THE LORD KNEW WHERE ADAM WAS?
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  • OF COURSE HE DID.
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  • IT'S LIKE WHEN I PLAY
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  • HIDE AND SEEK WITH MY GRANDKIDS.
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  • I ALWAYS CAN FIND THEM BECAUSE THEY GO BACK TO
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  • THE SAME HIDING PLACES AGAIN AND AGAIN.
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  • GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT US.
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  • WE CAN'T HIDE ANYTHING FROM GOD.
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  • THE REASON GOD ASKED ADAM "WHERE ARE YOU" WAS NOT
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  • BECAUSE GOD WAS UNAWARE OF HIS WHEREABOUTS.
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  • HE WAS REALLY ASKING ADAM TO ANSWER THE QUESTION AS
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  • IN WHERE ARE YOU.
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  • WELL, ADAM, YOU ATE OF THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT.
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  • HOW DID THAT GO?
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  • HAPPY WITH THE WAY THINGS TURNED OUT?
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  • AND I THINK THE LORD COULD ASK THE SAME QUESTION OF
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  • YOU TONIGHT. WHERE ARE YOU?
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  • HOW IS YOUR LIFE GOING?
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  • IS THIS THE WAY YOU HOPED IT WOULD TURN OUT?
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  • ARE YOU DISAPPOINTED?
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  • ARE YOU WONDERING IF YOU'VE MISSED THE WHOLE
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  • POINT OF WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT?
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  • I WANT TO LOOK TONIGHT AT THE LIFE OF A MAN WHO
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  • LIVED 2000 YEARS AGO, BUT HIS STORY COULD'VE
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  • HAPPENED 20 MINUTES AGO.
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  • HE WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL.
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  • HE HAD EVERYTHING THIS WORLD HAS TO OFFER.
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  • HE HAD MONEY. HE HAD POWER.
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  • HE HAD FAME.
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  • HE EVEN HAD RELIGION, BUT HE WAS EMPTY INSIDE
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  • AND HE WAS SEARCHING.
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  • HE LOOKED LIKE HE HAD IT TOGETHER ON THE OUTSIDE,
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  • BUT HE DIDN'T.
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  • HE WAS EMPTY ON THE INSIDE.
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  • MAYBE YOU'RE A VISITOR HERE TONIGHT AND YOU CAME
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  • WITH A FRIEND AND YOU'RE CHECKING THIS OUT AND
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  • YOU'RE LOOKING AT ALL THE PEOPLE SEATED AROUND YOU
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  • AND YOU'RE THINKING TO YOURSELF "YOU KNOW THESE
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  • CHRISTIANS, THEY'RE VERY WEAK PEOPLE.
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  • THEY'RE THE KIND OF LIKE A LOT OF LOSERS AND THEY'RE
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  • VERY WEAK AND THIS WHOLE THING THEY'RE INTO THIS
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  • CHRISTIANITY, IT'S JUST A BIG CRUTCH.
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  • THEY NEED RELIGION.
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  • IT'S A CRUTCH." LISTEN FOLKS, THIS IS NOT ABOUT
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  • RELIGION HERE TONIGHT.
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  • THIS IS ABOUT A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
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  • THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
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  • [applause]
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  • AND NOT ONLY THAT, LISTEN CHRISTIANITY
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  • IS NOT A CRUTCH.
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  • IT'S A WHOLE HOSPITAL, AND
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  • I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET.
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  • SO I USED TO HAVE A TOUGH EXTERIOR.
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  • IT WAS DUE IN PART TO THE WAY I'VE BEEN RAISED.
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  • I WAS CYNICAL AS A KID.
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  • WHEN I WAS 17 I FELT LIKE I WAS 70 BECAUSE I'D SEEN
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  • THINGS NO YOUNG MAN SHOULD EVER SEE BEING RAISED BY
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  • MY ALCOHOLIC MOTHER WHO WAS MARRIED AND DIVORCED
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  • SEVEN TIMES AND THE CRAZY LIFESTYLE THAT SHE LIVED.
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  • SO I HAD THIS TOUGH FAÇADE, AND I REMEMBER I
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  • WOULD HANG AROUND DOWN IN NEWPORT BEACH AND LEAN
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  • AGAINST A WALL AND LOOK COOL.
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  • I'D HAVE MY HAIR HANGING IN MY EYES.
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  • USE YOUR IMAGINATION ON THAT.
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  • I USED TO HAVE A REALLY COOL SURFER WAVE,
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  • BY THE WAY. IT WAS THE BEST.
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  • IT KIND OF CAME DOWN LIKE THIS.
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  • I'D DO THIS ALL THE TIME, ALL THE TIME.
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  • NOW THE WAVE IS GONE AND I JUST HAVE BEACH.
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  • IT'S REALLY SAD.
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  • BUT AT LEAST I'M NOT
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  • WEARING A LAME HAIR PIECE RIGHT?
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WEARING BAD HAIR PIECES?
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  • RAISE YOUR HAND. NO, DON'T.
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  • BUT I HAD THIS TOUGH GUY FAÇADE AND I REMEMBER THE
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  • CHRISTIANS WOULD COME DOWN TO WHERE WE WERE AND
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  • THEY'D HAD OUT THEIR LITTLE BOOKLETS TO PEOPLE
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  • AND I WOULD LOOK AT THEM AND I WOULD SAY, "COME
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  • TALK TO ME." I WOULDN'T SAY IT, BUT IN MY
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  • HEART I WAS SAYING IT.
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  • AND THEY WOULD KIND OF LOOK AT ME AND KIND
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  • OF BUY INTO MY ACT.
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  • OH, DON'T TALK TO THAT GUY.
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  • HE DOESN'T WANT TO HEAR IT.
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  • AND THEY'D WALK ON, BUT I WANTED TO HEAR THE TRUTH.
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  • I NEEDED SOMEONE TO SHOW ME THE WAY.
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  • THEY WOULD GIVE ME THESE LITTLE BOOKLETS TO READ
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  • AND I'D GRAB THEM OUT OF THEIR HANDS LIKE I DIDN'T
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  • CARE AND SHOVE THEM IN MY POCKET.
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  • BUT I'D GO BACK HOME AND I TOOK ALL OF THESE LITTLE
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  • RELIGIOUS BOOKLETS THAT WERE GIVEN TO ME BY EVERY
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  • RELIGIOUS GROUP IMAGINABLE AND I PUT THEM IN A DRAWER.
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  • IT WAS LIKE MY GOD DRAWER.
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  • EVERY NOW AND THEN I'D PULL THE DRAWER OUT AND
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  • I'D EMPTY IT ON MY BED AND HERE I AM A 17-YEAR-OLD
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  • KID TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE MEANING OF LIFE, WHAT
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  • ALL OF THESE THINGS MEAN.
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  • I NEEDED SOMEONE TO SHOW ME THE WAY.
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  • I WANT TO DO THAT FOR YOU TONIGHT.
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  • IT'S VERY SIMPLE.
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  • GOD TELLS US HOW WE CAN HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH
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  • HIM BECAUSE YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS: EVEN THE MOST
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  • BEAUTIFUL, FAMOUS AND WEALTHY PEOPLE HAVE TO
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  • EVENTUALLY FACE THEIR OWN MORTALITY.
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  • LOOK, WE DON'T PROBABLY KNOW EACH OTHER.
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  • I KNOW SOME OF YOU BUT NOT MOST OF YOU, BUT I KNOW A
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  • FEW THINGS ABOUT YOU ALREADY.
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  • I KNOW THAT EVERYONE DEEP DOWN INSIDE IS EMPTY.
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  • YOU'RE EMPTY.
  • 00:10:11.060 --> 00:10:12.210
  • ALL HUMANITY IS CRYING FOR SOMETHING.
  • 00:10:12.240 --> 00:10:15.120
  • MORE SPECIFICALLY, SOMEONE.
  • 00:10:15.150 --> 00:10:18.070
  • PASCAL SAID, "THERE'S A GOD-SHAPE VACUUM IN EVERY
  • 00:10:18.100 --> 00:10:21.220
  • LIFE THAT ONLY GOD CAN FILL." THAT'S TRUE.
  • 00:10:21.250 --> 00:10:25.290
  • ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN RAPPERS OUT THERE RECENTLY
  • 00:10:26.020 --> 00:10:28.240
  • POSTED ON INSTAGRAM AND HE'S MADE MILLIONS OF
  • 00:10:28.270 --> 00:10:32.010
  • DOLLARS AND HAS EXPERIENCED GREAT SUCCESS.
  • 00:10:32.040 --> 00:10:34.250
  • HE SAID, "NO ONE KNOWS WHAT I DEAL WITH DAY TO DAY.
  • 00:10:34.280 --> 00:10:38.020
  • THE AVERAGE MAN WOULDN'T HESITATE TO BLOW HIS
  • 00:10:38.050 --> 00:10:40.130
  • BRAINS OUT...WHAT'S ON THE SURFACE LOOKS LIKE ONE BIG
  • 00:10:40.160 --> 00:10:44.210
  • PARTY, BUT" HE SAYS, "INSIDE THERE'S A LITTLE
  • 00:10:44.240 --> 00:10:47.080
  • BOY LOOKING FOR HELP AND GUIDANCE."
  • 00:10:47.110 --> 00:10:50.000
  • EVERYONE IS EMPTY.
  • 00:10:50.030 --> 00:10:51.290
  • NUMBER TWO: EVERYONE IS LONELY.
  • 00:10:52.020 --> 00:10:54.200
  • DO YOU KNOW THE TOP WORDS THAT PEOPLE TYPE IN THE
  • 00:10:54.230 --> 00:10:57.230
  • SEARCH ENGINES LATE AT NIGHT ON GOOGLE?
  • 00:10:57.260 --> 00:11:01.230
  • THREE WORDS: PORN, LONELY, AND SUICIDE.
  • 00:11:01.260 --> 00:11:06.250
  • HOW TRAGIC IS THAT?
  • 00:11:06.280 --> 00:11:07.290
  • PORN, LONELY, AND SUICIDE.
  • 00:11:08.020 --> 00:11:11.010
  • YOU CAN BE IN A CROWDED ROOM, YOU CAN BE AT A BIG
  • 00:11:11.040 --> 00:11:13.220
  • PARTY AND FEEL ALL ALONE.
  • 00:11:13.250 --> 00:11:16.140
  • LADY GAGA SAID TO A FRIEND THROUGH TEARS,
  • 00:11:16.170 --> 00:11:19.060
  • "I'M ALONE EVERY NIGHT.
  • 00:11:19.090 --> 00:11:21.220
  • ALL THESE PEOPLE WILL LEAVE, RIGHT?
  • 00:11:21.250 --> 00:11:23.040
  • THEY'LL LEAVE AND I'LL BE ALONE AND I'LL GO FROM
  • 00:11:23.070 --> 00:11:25.190
  • EVERYONE TOUCHING ME ALL DAY TO TOTAL SILENCE."
  • 00:11:25.220 --> 00:11:29.260
  • YOU KNOW YOU MIGHT HAVE A
  • 00:11:29.290 --> 00:11:31.150
  • LOT OF PEOPLE THAT FOLLOW YOU
  • 00:11:31.180 --> 00:11:32.240
  • ON SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT YOU MAY BE EFFECTIVELY LIVING
  • 00:11:32.270 --> 00:11:36.040
  • TWO LIVES: ONE ONLINE AND ONE OFF.
  • 00:11:36.070 --> 00:11:40.090
  • STUDIES SHOW THAT MAKES US MORE VULNERABLE TO
  • 00:11:40.120 --> 00:11:42.130
  • DEPRESSION AND LONELINESS.
  • 00:11:42.160 --> 00:11:44.140
  • EVERYONE IS EMPTY, EVERYONE IS LONELY,
  • 00:11:44.170 --> 00:11:47.060
  • AND EVERYONE IS GUILTY.
  • 00:11:47.090 --> 00:11:49.150
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:11:49.180 --> 00:11:51.170
  • YOU FEEL GUILTY BECAUSE, WELL, YOU'RE GUILTY.
  • 00:11:51.200 --> 00:11:56.040
  • YOU'VE DONE THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE.
  • 00:11:56.070 --> 00:11:58.120
  • YOU'VE SINNED AGAINST GOD AND YOU FEEL BAD ABOUT IT.
  • 00:11:58.150 --> 00:12:00.200
  • BY THE WAY, IT'S NOT A BAD THING WHEN YOU FEEL GUILT.
  • 00:12:00.230 --> 00:12:04.040
  • THAT'S AN INDICATION THAT YOUR CONSCIENCE IS
  • 00:12:04.070 --> 00:12:06.150
  • ACTUALLY WORKING.
  • 00:12:06.180 --> 00:12:08.210
  • THE BIBLE WARNS OF HAVING YOUR CONSCIENCE SEARED
  • 00:12:08.240 --> 00:12:12.060
  • AS WITH A HOT IRON.
  • 00:12:12.090 --> 00:12:14.140
  • SEE, IF YOU CAN GO OUT AND DO THINGS THAT GOD TELLS
  • 00:12:14.170 --> 00:12:16.210
  • YOU NOT TO DO AND NOT FEEL ANY PAINS OF CONSCIENCE
  • 00:12:16.240 --> 00:12:20.100
  • THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING, MY FRIEND,
  • 00:12:20.130 --> 00:12:22.060
  • THAT'S A BAD THING.
  • 00:12:22.090 --> 00:12:23.290
  • I HEARD ABOUT A GUY THAT WENT TO SEE A DOCTOR.
  • 00:12:24.020 --> 00:12:26.050
  • HE HAD TWO SEVERELY BURNED EARS.
  • 00:12:26.080 --> 00:12:28.260
  • THE DOCTOR SAID,
  • 00:12:28.290 --> 00:12:30.000
  • "WOW, I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE.
  • 00:12:30.030 --> 00:12:31.190
  • HOW DID YOU BURN YOUR EAR?"
  • 00:12:31.220 --> 00:12:33.240
  • HE SAYS, "WELL, I WAS IRONING AND SOMEBODY
  • 00:12:33.270 --> 00:12:36.050
  • CALLED AND I ANSWERED THE IRON INSTEAD OF THE
  • 00:12:36.080 --> 00:12:38.150
  • PHONE." WOW, OKAY THAT EXPLAINS HOW YOU
  • 00:12:38.180 --> 00:12:42.070
  • BURNED ONE EAR.
  • 00:12:42.100 --> 00:12:43.080
  • HOW DID YOU BURN THE OTHER EAR?
  • 00:12:43.110 --> 00:12:44.260
  • THE GUY SAID, "WELL, THEY CALLED BACK." BUT YOUR
  • 00:12:44.290 --> 00:12:49.100
  • HEART CAN BE SEARED LIKE THAT.
  • 00:12:49.130 --> 00:12:51.170
  • YOU DON'T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:12:51.200 --> 00:12:53.100
  • EVERYONE IS LONELY. EVERYONE IS EMPTY.
  • 00:12:53.130 --> 00:12:56.200
  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY, AND LISTEN, EVERYBODY IS
  • 00:12:56.230 --> 00:12:58.280
  • AFRAID TO DIE.
  • 00:12:59.010 --> 00:13:02.120
  • [swishing metal sound]
  • 00:13:02.150 --> 00:13:10.180
  • 00:13:10.210 --> 00:13:14.020
  • EVERYBODY AROUND ME JUST
  • 00:13:14.050 --> 00:13:15.100
  • TELLING ME CONGRATULATIONS ALREADY.
  • 00:13:15.130 --> 00:13:17.160
  • IT'S JUST OVERWHELMING.
  • 00:13:17.190 --> 00:13:19.150
  • THE WATER WAS PERFECT.
  • 00:13:19.180 --> 00:13:20.150
  • I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE COLD.
  • 00:13:20.180 --> 00:13:21.240
  • I FEEL AMAZING.
  • 00:13:21.270 --> 00:13:22.250
  • I FEEL REJUVENATING, EXCITING, JUST LIKE A
  • 00:13:22.280 --> 00:13:27.080
  • DIFFERENT PERSON. I REALLY DO.
  • 00:13:27.110 --> 00:13:29.280
  • YEAH, IT'S INCREDIBLE.
  • 00:13:30.010 --> 00:13:31.000
  • I PRAYED AHEAD OF TIME THAT FROM THIS MOMENT
  • 00:13:31.030 --> 00:13:32.200
  • FORWARD I'D BE CHANGED THAT THE OLD WAYS WOULD BE
  • 00:13:32.230 --> 00:13:35.020
  • LAID REST AND THAT WHEN I CAME OUT OF THE WATER THAT
  • 00:13:35.050 --> 00:13:37.090
  • I'D BE A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST.
  • 00:13:37.120 --> 00:13:38.240
  • IT'S LIKE A TRIANGLE.
  • 00:13:38.270 --> 00:13:39.290
  • LIKE GOD IS AT THE TOP AND WE'RE AT THE TWO CORNERS
  • 00:13:40.020 --> 00:13:42.280
  • AND JUST THE CLOSER WE ARE TO HIM, THE CLOSER
  • 00:13:43.010 --> 00:13:45.120
  • WE GROW TOGETHER.
  • 00:13:45.150 --> 00:13:47.040
  • 00:13:47.070 --> 00:13:56.020
  • IT'S TRUE THAT IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED
  • 00:13:56.050 --> 00:13:59.010
  • THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.
  • 00:13:59.040 --> 00:14:01.040
  • BUT LET'S BE HONEST, OVER TIME THIS WORLD
  • 00:14:01.070 --> 00:14:02.260
  • HAS BEEN IN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL.
  • 00:14:02.290 --> 00:14:04.180
  • THIS WORLD, AMERICA, IS IN NEED OF A CHANGE;
  • 00:14:04.210 --> 00:14:07.060
  • IN NEED OF HELP. IT'S IN NEED OF HOPE.
  • 00:14:07.090 --> 00:14:09.020
  • IT WON'T COME FROM A CAPED CRUSADER,
  • 00:14:09.050 --> 00:14:10.280
  • A SUPERHERO OR A MASKED MAN.
  • 00:14:11.010 --> 00:14:13.010
  • THE TRUE CHANGE WILL COME FROM SOMEONE LIKE YOU AND ME.
  • 00:14:13.040 --> 00:14:16.050
  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE THAT SEES THE PROBLEMS IN
  • 00:14:16.080 --> 00:14:19.010
  • OUR CULTURE AND WANTS TO BRING SOLUTIONS.
  • 00:14:19.040 --> 00:14:21.140
  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE READY TO LIVE OUT THE
  • 00:14:21.170 --> 00:14:23.180
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE AND SHOW WHAT IT MEANS
  • 00:14:23.210 --> 00:14:25.170
  • TO BE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS.
  • 00:14:25.200 --> 00:14:26.290
  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE WHO IS PREPARED TO BRING
  • 00:14:27.020 --> 00:14:28.230
  • THE GOSPEL WITHOUT SHAME TO THOSE
  • 00:14:28.260 --> 00:14:30.130
  • THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH.
  • 00:14:30.160 --> 00:14:31.220
  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE WHO WOULD PUT THEIR FAITH
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:33.260
  • INTO ACTION AND TAKE RISKS FOR GOD'S GLORY.
  • 00:14:33.290 --> 00:14:36.250
  • ARE YOU READY TO BE A WORLD CHANGER?
  • 00:14:36.280 --> 00:14:40.270
  • 00:14:41.000 --> 00:14:45.260
  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS
  • 00:14:45.290 --> 00:14:54.250
  • YEARS AGO WE HELD A CRUSADE IN
  • 00:14:54.280 --> 00:14:58.090
  • ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO.
  • 00:14:58.120 --> 00:15:00.210
  • THERE WAS A MAN NAMED EARL WHO WAS BORN IN TURKEY
  • 00:15:00.240 --> 00:15:04.040
  • RAISED IN A MUSLIM HOME.
  • 00:15:04.070 --> 00:15:05.260
  • AND EARL REBELLED AGAINST HIS FATHER AND MOVED TO
  • 00:15:05.290 --> 00:15:10.040
  • AMERICA, MARRIED A GIRL, DIVORCED HER.
  • 00:15:10.070 --> 00:15:13.120
  • HIS LIFE WAS GOING DOWNHILL.
  • 00:15:13.150 --> 00:15:15.040
  • HE WAS USING A LOT OF DRUGS AND ONE NIGHT EARL
  • 00:15:15.070 --> 00:15:17.210
  • DECIDED TO TAKE HIS OWN LIFE.
  • 00:15:17.240 --> 00:15:19.220
  • SO HE WENT TO HIS BANK ACCOUNT, GOT ALL OF HIS
  • 00:15:19.250 --> 00:15:22.050
  • MONEY OUT, AND HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO HIS DRUG DEALER
  • 00:15:22.080 --> 00:15:25.120
  • TO SPEND ALL OF HIS MONEY ON DRUGS AND HE WAS
  • 00:15:25.150 --> 00:15:27.220
  • GOING TO OVERDOSE.
  • 00:15:27.250 --> 00:15:29.150
  • AND AS HE'S ON HIS WAY TO THE DRUG DEALER'S HOUSE,
  • 00:15:29.180 --> 00:15:31.250
  • HE TURNED ON THE RADIO LOOKING FOR SOME KIND OF
  • 00:15:31.280 --> 00:15:34.020
  • MOODY DARK MUSIC TO LISTEN TO AS HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO
  • 00:15:34.050 --> 00:15:38.200
  • TAKE HIS LIFE.
  • 00:15:38.230 --> 00:15:39.260
  • AND HE CAME UPON A CHRISTIAN RADIO STATION
  • 00:15:39.290 --> 00:15:42.260
  • AND HE HEARD A CHRISTIAN SONG AND HE THOUGHT "WOW,
  • 00:15:42.290 --> 00:15:46.060
  • I KIND OF LIKE THAT SONG." AND THEN THE PERSON ON THE
  • 00:15:46.090 --> 00:15:48.190
  • RADIO, ANNOUNCER SAID, "AND THAT BAND IS PLAYING
  • 00:15:48.220 --> 00:15:51.090
  • AT THE HARVEST CRUSADE TONIGHT AT THE PIT." NOW,
  • 00:15:51.120 --> 00:15:54.220
  • THE PIT IS A LARGE AUDITORIUM THERE IN NEW
  • 00:15:54.250 --> 00:15:57.050
  • MEXICO AND JUST AS THE ANNOUNCER SAID THAT, EARL
  • 00:15:57.080 --> 00:16:00.040
  • LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW OF HIS CAR AND HE WAS DRIVING
  • 00:16:00.070 --> 00:16:02.030
  • RIGHT BY THE PIT.
  • 00:16:02.060 --> 00:16:04.060
  • SO HE PULLED HIS CAR OVER, HE GOT OUT, HE WALKED INTO
  • 00:16:04.090 --> 00:16:07.100
  • AN EVENT JUST LIKE THIS, THE BAND WAS JUST
  • 00:16:07.130 --> 00:16:10.070
  • FINISHING, HE HEARD A SONG OR TWO, THEN I GOT UP TO
  • 00:16:10.100 --> 00:16:13.130
  • SPEAK AND EARL WENT FORWARD AND GAVE HIS LIFE
  • 00:16:13.160 --> 00:16:16.030
  • TO JESUS CHRIST THAT NIGHT.
  • 00:16:16.060 --> 00:16:18.190
  • HE MADE A VERY GOOD DECISION.
  • 00:16:18.220 --> 00:16:20.110
  • [applause]
  • 00:16:20.140 --> 00:16:23.260
  • WELL, ANYWAY THERE'S THIS GUY IN OUR STORY.
  • 00:16:23.290 --> 00:16:26.020
  • THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT HE WAS A VERY IMPORTANT MAN.
  • 00:16:26.050 --> 00:16:29.250
  • HE WAS A V.I.P.
  • 00:16:29.280 --> 00:16:31.120
  • HE WAS A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL.
  • 00:16:31.150 --> 00:16:33.160
  • HE WAS OVER THE TREASURY LIKE THE SECRETARY OF THE
  • 00:16:33.190 --> 00:16:36.210
  • TREASURY OF THE KINGDOM OF ETHIOPIA WHICH WAS A
  • 00:16:36.240 --> 00:16:40.180
  • POWERFUL KINGDOM AT THIS TIME.
  • 00:16:40.210 --> 00:16:42.260
  • HE WORKED RIGHT UNDER THE QUEEN, SO THIS GUY WAS NOT
  • 00:16:42.290 --> 00:16:46.040
  • FINDING WHAT HE WAS LOOKING FOR IN THE
  • 00:16:46.070 --> 00:16:47.230
  • RELIGIONS OF HIS CULTURE AND HE HEARD THAT THERE
  • 00:16:47.260 --> 00:16:51.210
  • WAS THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:16:51.240 --> 00:16:54.110
  • THE HOME OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:16:54.140 --> 00:16:57.080
  • HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:16:57.110 --> 00:16:58.210
  • SO HE WENT TO JERUSALEM SEARCHING FOR GOD AND HE
  • 00:16:58.240 --> 00:17:01.240
  • DIDN'T FIND GOD IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:17:01.270 --> 00:17:04.080
  • SADLY, AT THAT POINT THE JUDAISM OF THE DAY HAD
  • 00:17:04.110 --> 00:17:07.130
  • BECOME A LOT OF RITUALS AND REGULATIONS AND HE
  • 00:17:07.160 --> 00:17:10.140
  • DIDN'T FIND WHAT HE WAS SEARCHING FOR BUT HE DID
  • 00:17:10.170 --> 00:17:13.110
  • OBTAIN A COPY OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:17:13.140 --> 00:17:15.210
  • BASICALLY THE SCROLL OF ISAIAH, ONE OF THE
  • 00:17:15.240 --> 00:17:18.160
  • BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:17:18.190 --> 00:17:20.020
  • THEY DIDN'T HAVE BIBLES
  • 00:17:20.050 --> 00:17:20.260
  • LIKE THIS BACK IN THOSE DAYS.
  • 00:17:20.290 --> 00:17:22.200
  • SO THIS WAS HAND-LETTERED THE SCROLL OF ISAIAH.
  • 00:17:22.230 --> 00:17:25.290
  • SO HE'S IN HIS CHARIOT AND HE'S RIDING THROUGH THE
  • 00:17:26.020 --> 00:17:28.040
  • DESERT WITH HIS ENTOURAGE, PROBABLY HAD A STRETCH
  • 00:17:28.070 --> 00:17:31.050
  • CHARIOT, SECRET SERVICE GUY WITH SUNGLASSES
  • 00:17:31.080 --> 00:17:34.060
  • RUNNING ALONGSIDE OF HIM, FLAGS OF HIS COUNTRY ON
  • 00:17:34.090 --> 00:17:37.100
  • THE CHARIOT AND HE'S READING OUT LOUD
  • 00:17:37.130 --> 00:17:39.250
  • FROM ISAIAH 53.
  • 00:17:39.280 --> 00:17:42.160
  • MEANWHILE, GOD DIRECTED A GUY NAMED PHILIP TO GO
  • 00:17:42.190 --> 00:17:45.050
  • HANG OUT IN THE DESERT AND WAIT FOR THIS MAN.
  • 00:17:45.080 --> 00:17:48.120
  • PHILIP DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS COMING, AND HE SEES
  • 00:17:48.150 --> 00:17:50.090
  • THIS GUY RIDING TOWARD HIM READING OUT LOUD FROM
  • 00:17:50.120 --> 00:17:53.030
  • ISAIAH 53 AND SO PHILIP LOOKS UP TO HIM AND
  • 00:17:53.060 --> 00:17:56.080
  • WONDERS DOES THIS GUY EVEN KNOW WHAT HE'S READING?
  • 00:17:56.110 --> 00:17:59.100
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS IN ACTS 8 VERSE 30, "PHILIP RAN
  • 00:17:59.130 --> 00:18:02.280
  • OVER AND HEARD THE MAN
  • 00:18:03.010 --> 00:18:04.210
  • READING FROM THE PROPHET ISAIAH.
  • 00:18:04.240 --> 00:18:06.060
  • PHILIP ASKED, 'DO YOU
  • 00:18:06.090 --> 00:18:07.020
  • UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE READING?'
  • 00:18:07.050 --> 00:18:08.110
  • THE MAN REPLIED, 'HOW CAN I, UNLESS SOMEONE
  • 00:18:08.140 --> 00:18:10.140
  • SHOWS ME THE WAY?'
  • 00:18:10.170 --> 00:18:12.240
  • AND HE URGED PHILIP TO COME UP INTO THE CHARIOT
  • 00:18:12.270 --> 00:18:15.070
  • AND SIT WITH HIM.
  • 00:18:15.100 --> 00:18:16.150
  • THE PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE HE HAD BEEN READING WAS:
  • 00:18:16.180 --> 00:18:18.250
  • HE WAS LED LIKE A SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER.
  • 00:18:18.280 --> 00:18:21.180
  • AND AS A LAMB IS SILENT BEFORE THE SHEARERS, HE
  • 00:18:21.210 --> 00:18:24.240
  • DID NOT OPEN HIS MOUTH." THIS MAN FROM ETHIOPIA
  • 00:18:24.270 --> 00:18:28.040
  • ASKED PHILIP, "TELL ME, WHO WAS THE PROPHET
  • 00:18:28.070 --> 00:18:30.000
  • TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:18:30.030 --> 00:18:31.210
  • IS HE TALKING ABOUT HIMSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE?"
  • 00:18:31.240 --> 00:18:34.020
  • AND BEGINNING FROM THAT SCRIPTURE, THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:18:34.050 --> 00:18:37.000
  • PHILIP TOLD HIM THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:18:37.030 --> 00:18:41.040
  • YOU SEE THAT MAN FROM ETHIOPIA KNEW THE BIBLE
  • 00:18:41.070 --> 00:18:43.250
  • WAS IMPORTANT.
  • 00:18:43.280 --> 00:18:45.140
  • MAYBE THAT'S WHY THEY
  • 00:18:45.170 --> 00:18:46.220
  • WANTED US TO TAKE IT OFF BILLBOARDS.
  • 00:18:46.250 --> 00:18:48.070
  • THEY DON'T EVEN LIKE THE IMAGE OF SOMEONE HOLDING
  • 00:18:48.100 --> 00:18:50.220
  • UP THE BIBLE BECAUSE EVEN THE NONBELIEVER KNOWS
  • 00:18:50.250 --> 00:18:54.030
  • THERE'S POWER IN THE MESSAGE OF THIS BOOK.
  • 00:18:54.060 --> 00:18:57.080
  • [applause]
  • 00:18:57.110 --> 00:19:02.160
  • SOMETIMES PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF IT.
  • 00:19:02.190 --> 00:19:04.250
  • LIKE OKAY, I KNOW THE BOOK IS IMPORTANT, BUT REALLY,
  • 00:19:04.280 --> 00:19:07.170
  • WHAT IS THE MESSAGE OF THE BOOK?
  • 00:19:07.200 --> 00:19:09.120
  • WE NEED SOMEONE SHOW, THEY NEED SOMEONE TO SHOW THEM
  • 00:19:09.150 --> 00:19:13.130
  • THE WAY AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT PHILIP DID.
  • 00:19:13.160 --> 00:19:16.140
  • HE TOLD HIM HOW TO HAVE THIS RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:19:16.170 --> 00:19:21.290
  • HE WAS READING A PASSAGE ABOUT A LAND BEFORE THE
  • 00:19:22.020 --> 00:19:26.030
  • SHEARERS NOT PROTESTING.
  • 00:19:26.060 --> 00:19:29.210
  • HE SAYS, "WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?"
  • 00:19:29.240 --> 00:19:30.280
  • THIS VERSE IS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:19:31.010 --> 00:19:33.150
  • SEE, JESUS CHRIST CALLED THE LAMB OF GOD WHO TAKES
  • 00:19:33.180 --> 00:19:36.170
  • AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD VOLUNTARILY CAME DOWN FROM
  • 00:19:36.200 --> 00:19:40.200
  • HEAVEN ON A RESCUE MISSION
  • 00:19:40.230 --> 00:19:43.230
  • TO SAVE US HERE ON PLANET EARTH.
  • 00:19:43.260 --> 00:19:47.000
  • JESUS, WHO WAS THE VERY SON OF GOD, FULLY GOD AND
  • 00:19:47.030 --> 00:19:51.050
  • FULLY MAN WAS BORN IN A LITTLE MANGER IN
  • 00:19:51.080 --> 00:19:54.030
  • BETHLEHEM AND THEN HE GREW INTO A MAN.
  • 00:19:54.060 --> 00:19:57.180
  • HE WALKED THIS EARTH FOR 33 YEARS.
  • 00:19:57.210 --> 00:20:00.130
  • HE BREATHED OUR AIR, HE LIVED OUR LIFE, THEN HE
  • 00:20:00.160 --> 00:20:03.160
  • DIED OUR DEATH AND HE ROSE AGAIN.
  • 00:20:03.190 --> 00:20:06.130
  • WHEN JESUS WAS NAILED TO THE CROSS, HE DIDN'T GO
  • 00:20:06.160 --> 00:20:09.060
  • AGAINST HIS WILL. HE WILLINGLY WENT.
  • 00:20:09.090 --> 00:20:11.280
  • JESUS SAID "NO MAN HAS GREATER LOVE THAN THIS
  • 00:20:12.010 --> 00:20:14.220
  • THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS." CHRIST
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  • LAID HIS LIFE DOWN FOR US.
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  • HE DIED FOR US VOLUNTARILY BECAUSE THERE WAS NO OTHER
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  • WAY TO SATISFY GOD'S RIGHTEOUS DEMANDS.
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  • AND SO PHILIP EXPLAINED THAT TO THIS GUY AND THE
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  • GUY SAID, "I WANT TO BELIEVE IN JESUS RIGHT
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  • NOW." AND SO THAT MAN BELIEVED IN JESUS AND HE
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  • EVEN GOT BAPTIZED RIGHT THERE ON THE SPOT.
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  • LISTEN TO THIS, HOW LONG
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  • DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
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  • SOMETIMES PEOPLE SAY, "I'M IN THE PROCESS OF
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  • CONVERTING TO CHRISTIANITY."
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  • IN THE PROCESS?
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  • LISTEN, BECOMING A CHRISTIAN DOESN'T
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  • TAKE YEARS. IT DOESN'T TAKE MONTHS.
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  • IT DOESN'T EVEN TAKE HOURS.
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  • IT CAN HAPPEN JUST LIKE THAT.
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  • YOU CAN PUT YOUR FAITH IN CHRIST AND BE FORGIVEN OF
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  • YOUR SIN IN JUST MOMENTS
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  • AND IT CAN HAPPEN FOR YOU TONIGHT.
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  • IT CAN HAPPEN FOR YOU TONIGHT JUST LIKE
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  • IT HAPPENED FOR THAT MAN.
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  • AND THE BIBLE TELL US THAT THAT MAN FROM ETHIOPIA
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  • WENT ON HIS WAY REJOICING.
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  • RELIGION DID NOT DO THAT FOR HIM.
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  • RELIGION DISAPPOINTED HIM.
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  • I'M NOT HERE PROCLAIMING
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  • RELIGION TO YOU TONIGHT FOLKS.
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  • I'M HERE PROCLAIMING JESUS TO YOU TONIGHT, AND
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  • THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS NOT POLITICS.
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  • IT'S THE PRINCE OF PEACE. IT'S NOT CHRISTIANITY.
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  • IT'S CHRIST HIMSELF.
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  • IT'S NOT RULES AND REGULATIONS.
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  • IT'S REAL FREEDOM FROM THE POWER OF SIN.
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  • IT'S NOT RELIGION. IT'S RELATIONSHIP.
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  • AND YOU CAN LEAVE HERE TONIGHT REJOICING JUST
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  • LIKE THE MAN FROM ETHIOPIA, BUT WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
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  • IS YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE.
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  • YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • MAYBE YOU HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER ON THE OUTSIDE.
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  • I READ A STORY IN THE PAPER ABOUT A BEAUTIFUL
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  • IVY LEAGUE STUDENT.
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  • SHE WAS A STAR ATHLETE, A POPULAR GIRL.
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  • HER NAME WAS MADISON SHE WAS 19 YEARS OLD.
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  • HER INSTAGRAM UNDERSCORED HER IMAGE.
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  • LOTS OF FRIENDS, PARTIES, TRACK MEETS, BUT SHE WAS
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  • KEENLY AWARE OF THE FACT THAT SHE HAD AN ONLINE
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  • LIFE AND THEN HER REAL LIFE.
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  • HER MOM WAS LOOKING AT THE PHOTOS ON HER INSTAGRAM
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  • PAGE AND SAID, "OH, MADISON, YOU LOOK LIKE
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  • YOU'RE SO HAPPY AT THIS PARTY." AND MADISON SAID,
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  • "MOM, IT'S JUST A PICTURE." AND THE LAST
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  • PHOTO THAT MADISON POSTED WAS OF A TREE STRUNG WITH
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  • LIGHTS GLOWING AGAINST THE TWILIGHT AND THEN
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  • TRAGICALLY SHE LEFT TO HER DEATH FROM THE NINTH FLOOR
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  • OF A PARKING GARAGE.
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  • OH MY, WE DON'T WANT TO SEE ANYONE END
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  • THEIR LIFE LIKE THAT.
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  • YOU LOOK LIKE ITS ALL RIGHT ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT
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  • INSIDE YOU'RE HURTING. INSIDE YOU'RE EMPTY.
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  • INSIDE YOU'RE LONELY.
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  • AND JESUS CHRIST HAS EVERYTHING YOU'RE LOOKING
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  • FOR RIGHT NOW, IF YOU'LL JUST PUT YOUR FAITH IN HIM
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  • AND BELIEVE IN HIM.
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  • YOU CAN HAVE YOUR LIFE CHANGED IN A MOMENT JUST
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  • LIKE THIS MAN FROM ETHIOPIA.
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  • WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO THAT?
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  • ONLY YOU CAN DO THIS. I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.
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  • THE PERSON WHO MAY HAVE BROUGHT YOU HERE TONIGHT
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  • CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.
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  • YOUR PARENTS CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.
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  • LISTEN, GOD HAS NO GRANDCHILDREN ONLY SONS
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  • AND DAUGHTERS AND THE WAY YOU BECOME A CHILD OF GOD
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  • IS BY RECEIVING CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE.
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  • SO YOU NEED TO SAY, "LORD, COME INTO MY HEART, COME
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  • INTO MY LIFE AND FORGIVE ME OF MY SIN." AND THEN
  • 00:23:46.080 --> 00:23:49.220
  • YOU MUST DO IT PUBLICLY.
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  • JESUS SAID, "IF YOU WILL CONFESS ME BEFORE PEOPLE,
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  • I'LL CONFESS YOU BEFORE THE FATHER AND THE ANGELS
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  • IN HEAVEN." BUT THEN HE SAID, "IF YOU DENY ME
  • 00:23:59.210 --> 00:24:01.240
  • BEFORE PEOPLE, I'LL DENY YOU BEFORE THE FATHER AND
  • 00:24:01.270 --> 00:24:04.220
  • THE ANGELS." IT'S SOMETHING YOU DO PUBLICLY.
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  • COME ON THE FIELD AND MAKE A PUBLIC PROFESSION TO
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  • FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST.
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  • HEY EVERYONE THANKS FOR WATCHING
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  • OUR PROGRAM. TODAY.
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  • LET ME JUST SAY TO YOU IF YOU HAVE NOT ASKED JESUS
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  • CHRIST TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE TO BE YOUR PERSONAL
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  • SAVIOR AND LORD YOU CAN DO IT RIGHT NOW.
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  • SO IF YOU WOULD PLEASE, PRAY THIS PRAYER AFTER ME.
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  • YOU MIGHT EVEN PRAY IT OUT LOUD.
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  • LET'S PRAY.
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  • LORD JESUS, I KNOW THAT I AM A SINNER.
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  • BUT YOU DIED ON THE CROSS FOR MY SIN AND SHED YOUR
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  • BLOOD FOR ALL THE WRONGS I HAVE DONE.
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  • I AM SORRY FOR MY SIN.
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  • I TURN FROM IT NOW.
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  • I ASK YOU TO COME INTO MY LIFE AND BE MY SAVIOR
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  • AND MY LORD.
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  • BE MY GOD AND BE MY FRIEND.
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  • THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME AND ACCEPTING ME
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  • AND FORGIVING ME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME I PRAY. AMEN.
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  • LISTEN, IF YOU JUST PRAYED THAT PRAYER AND MEANT IT I
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  • WANT YOU TO KNOW ON THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE
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  • THAT CHRIST HIMSELF HAS JUST COME TO TAKE
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  • RESIDENCE IN YOUR HEART.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "THESE THINGS WE WRITE TO YOU
  • 00:25:19.260 --> 00:25:21.240
  • THAT BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD, THAT
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  • YOU MAY KNOW THAT YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE."
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  • YOU CAN KNOW IT RIGHT NOW.
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  • LISTEN. IF YOU WOULD LIKE
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  • TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR MINISTRY OR
  • 00:25:29.280 --> 00:25:31.150
  • IF WE ARE DOING AN EVANGELISTIC OUTREACH IN
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  • YOUR AREA. YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE.
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  • IT IS GREGLAURIE.TV. AGAIN GREGLAURIE.TV.
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  • I HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • AND THANKS FOR TUNING IN.
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  • HEY EVERYONE, PASTOR GREG HERE.
  • 00:25:54.290 --> 00:25:56.130
  • IT WAS AUGUSTINE WHO SAID, "IN ESSENTIALS, UNITY; IN
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  • NONESSENTIALS, LIBERTY; IN ALL THINGS, CHARITY."
  • 00:26:00.270 --> 00:26:03.240
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
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  • ESSENTIALS: THESE ARE THE BASIC BELIEFS THAT ALL
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  • CHRISTIANS HOLD.
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  • FOR INSTANCE, WE BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE IS
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  • THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • THAT'S AN ESSENTIAL.
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  • WE BELIEVE JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY TO THE FATHER.
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  • THAT'S AN ESSENTIAL.
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  • THE ONE THING THAT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN
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  • UNITY IS TRUTH.
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  • SO WE HOLD TRUTH AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL.
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  • SO IN ESSENTIALS, UNITY.
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  • IN NONESSENTIALS, LIBERTY.
  • 00:26:25.100 --> 00:26:27.030
  • OH, WE HAVE OPINIONS ON WHAT STYLE OF WORSHIP
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  • MUSIC WE LIKE.
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  • WE LIKE IT LOUD OR WE LIKE IT SOFTER, WE LIKE THIS
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  • WE LIKE THAT.
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  • PLEASE, LET'S NOT DIVIDE OVER THINGS LIKE THAT.
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  • THOSE ARE NONESSENTIALS.
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  • THE ORDER OF EVENTS OF THE END TIMES.
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  • YOU KNOW, WE HAVE DIFFERENT VIEWS PERHAPS
  • 00:26:39.270 --> 00:26:41.260
  • THOSE ARE NONESSENTIALS.
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  • BUT IN ALL THINGS, AUGUSTINE SAYS,
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  • CHARITY OR LOVE.
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  • LET'S BE LOVING ONE ANOTHER NOT TEARING
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  • DOWN ONE ANOTHER.
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