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SOCAL 2018 Recap Special

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August 19, 2019
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SOCAL 2018 Recap Special

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  • (Phil Wickham: This is the Day) CAN YOU SEE IT?
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  • LIGHT SHINES INTO THE DARKNESS
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  • BRINGING 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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  • A DRUM CADENCE IS A WORK PLAYED EXCLUSIVELY
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  • BY THE PERCUSSION SECTION.
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  • IN THIS CASE, A SOLE DRUMMER.
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  • [drums]
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  • STYLISTICALLY DESCENDED FROM THE EARLY
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  • MILITARY MARCHES, CADENCES EMPLOY THE FOUR BASIC DRUM
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  • STROKES AND OFTEN DIRECTLY INCLUDE DRUM RUDIMENTS.
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  • IN EARLY MILITARY BATTLES THIS WAS THE LINE OF
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  • COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BATTALIONS. MARCH FORWARD.
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  • BOLSTER FLEX. HOLD YOUR LINE. ATTACK.
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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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  • THERE ARE A LOT OF BUZZWORDS FLOATING AROUND
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  • TODAY IN RELATIONSHIP TO GOD, CHRISTIANITY,
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  • AND NOW, IN PARTICULAR, THE BIBLE.
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  • WORDS LIKE IRRELEVANT, OFFENSIVE, OUTDATED, OLDSCHOOL.
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  • THE LIBERAL MEDIA ATTACKING MORAL VALUES
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  • AND CORE BELIEFS OF CHRISTIANS WHO TAKE
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  • STANDS ON WHAT THEY BELIEVE.
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  • IN THE MIDST OF THIS ASSAULT OF NOISE,
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  • AS CHRISTIANS WE CANNOT KEEP SILENT.
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  • WE MUST RISE UP.
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  • WE HAVE NOT BEEN CALLED TO PROTEST AND BOYCOTT, YET
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  • AS BELIEVERS WE HAVE BEEN CALLED TO PREACH AND PROCLAIM.
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  • INSTEAD OF BEING OFFENDED BY IT MAYBE MORE PEOPLE
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  • OUGHT TO READ IT AND SEE WHAT IT HAS TO SAY.
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  • [applause and cheering]
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  • (Greg Laurie) THIS IS THE BOOK.
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  • WE STAND WITH THE WORD OF GOD HERE AT THE SOCAL HARVEST.
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  • WE ARE NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
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  • THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN SENT TO US FROM HEAVEN, GIVEN
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  • TO US IN A BOOK, AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO
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  • KNOW ABOUT GOD IS RIGHT HERE IN THE BIBLE.
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  • NO WONDER PEOPLE DON'T WANT IT DISPLAYED
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  • ON A BILLBOARD OR ANYWHERE ELSE.
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  • YOU KNOW IF YOU WERE TO SUM UP THE BIBLE IN
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  • ONE 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 WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM
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  • SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE."
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  • THAT IS RIGHT HERE IN THE BIBLE.
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  • [applause and cheering]
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  • YEARS AGO WE HELD A CRUSADE IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO.
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  • THERE WAS A MAN NAMED EROL WHO WAS BORN IN TURKEY
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  • RAISED IN A MUSLIM HOME.
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  • EROL REBELLED AGAINST HIS FATHER AND MOVED TO AMERICA.
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  • MARRIED A GIRL. DIVORCED HER.
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  • HIS LIFE WAS GOING DOWNHILL.
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  • HE WAS USING A LOT OF DRUGS.
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  • ONE NIGHT EROL DECIDED TO TAKE HIS OWN LIFE.
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  • SO HE WENT TO HIS BANK ACCOUNT AND GOT ALL
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  • OF HIS MONEY OUT.
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  • HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO HIS DRUG DEALER TO SPEND ALL
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  • OF HIS MONEY ON DRUGS AND HE WAS GOING TO OVERDOSE.
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  • AS HE IS ON HIS WAY TO THE DRUG DEALERS HOUSE,
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  • HE TURNED ON THE RADIO LOOKING FOR SOME KIND
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  • OF MOODY DARK MUSIC TO LISTEN TO AS HE WAS ON HIS
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  • WAY TO TAKE HIS LIFE AND HE CAME UPON A
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  • CHRISTIAN RADIO STATION. HE HEARD A CHRISTIAN SONG.
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  • HE THOUGHT, "WOW. I KIND OF LIKE THAT SONG."
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  • THEN THE PERSON ON THE RADIO ANNOUNCED AND THAT
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  • BAND IS PLAYING AT THE HARVEST CRUSADE TONIGHT
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  • AT THE PIT. NOW THE PIT IS A LARGE
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  • AUDITORIUM THERE IN NEW MEXICO.
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  • JUST AS THE ANNOUNCER SAID THAT EROL LOOKED OUT THE
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  • WINDOW OF HIS CAR AND HE WAS DRIVING RIGHT BY THE PIT.
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  • SO HE PULLED HIS CAR OVER. HE GOT OUT.
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  • HE WALKED INTO AN EVENT JUST LIKE THIS.
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  • THE BAND WAS JUST FINISHING.
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  • HE HEARD A SONG OR TWO.
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  • THEN I GOT UP TO SPEAK AND EROL WENT FORWARD AND GAVE
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  • HIS LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST THAT NIGHT.
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  • HE MADE A VERY GOOD DECISION.
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  • [applause]
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  • I WAS BORN IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY.
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  • MY PARENTS BROUGHT ME HERE WHEN I WAS AN INFANT AND
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  • RAISED ME IN ISLAM TEACHING ME THAT JESUS WAS
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  • NOT THE SON OF GOD AND ANYONE WHO WOULD PROFESS
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  • HIM AS LORD WAS GUILTY OF BLASPHEMY AGAINST ALLAH.
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  • BEING RAISED IN THIS CULTURE ALSO DEMANDED
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  • STRICT DISCIPLINE AND DAILY BEATINGS WERE REGULAR.
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  • ONE DAY AS A YOUNG TEENAGER WHILE ENDURING
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  • ONE OF THESE BEATINGS FROM MY FATHER,
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  • I DECIDED TO FIND MYSELF.
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  • AND THIS WAS VIEWED AS REBELLION AGAINST THE
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  • HEAD OF THE MUSLIM HOUSEHOLD AND CAUSED ME TO BE
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  • THROWN OUT OF THE HOUSE.
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  • LIVING ON THE STREET I BECAME INVOLVED WITH
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  • ALCOHOL AND DRUGS TO SOOTHE THE PAIN OF BEING REJECTED.
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  • I STARTED USING THE DRUGS IN AN EVER-INCREASING AMOUNT.
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  • WHILE LIVING ON THE STREET I DID ALSO MEET MY FUTURE WIFE.
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  • WE WERE MARRIED.
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  • WHEN SHE COULD NO LONGER SATISFY THE SELFISH
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  • DESIRES, I SOUGHT TO HAVE MY DESIRES MY NEEDS
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  • SATISFIED IN THE ARMS OF A DIFFERENT WOMAN.
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  • SO I DIVORCED MY WIFE AND MOVED WITH
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  • THIS WOMAN TO ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO.
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  • LIVING IN ALBUQUERQUE, WE FELL INTO SOME
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  • HARD FINANCIAL TIMES.
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  • MY CAR WAS UP FOR REPOSSESSION.
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  • I WAS BEING EVICTED FROM MY APARTMENT.
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  • THERE WAS NO HOPE FOR MY FUTURE MUCH LESS
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  • ANY HOPE FOR THE NEXT DAY.
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  • SO I DECIDED THE MISERABLE LIFE I WAS LIVING
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  • WAS NOT WORTH IT ANYMORE.
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  • I WANTED TO COMMIT SUICIDE.
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  • I DECIDED THE WAY I WOULD DO THIS WAS BY PURCHASING
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  • ENOUGH COCAINE - MY DRUG OF CHOICE - TO USE IN ONE
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  • INSTANCE AND OVERDOSE AND COMMIT SUICIDE.
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  • AS I WAS HEADED TO PURCHASE THIS DRUG FROM MY
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  • DEALER I WAS GOING THROUGH A RADIO STATION LOOKING
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  • FOR SOME DEEP DARK MUSIC THAT WOULD SERVE AS
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  • A SOUNDTRACK TO THE END OF MY LIFE.
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  • BUT RATHER THAN FINDING THIS TYPE OF MUSIC I FOUND
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  • A CHRISTIAN RADIO STATION THAT PLAYED THE SONG
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  • WHICH REALLY GRABBED MY ATTENTION.
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  • AFTER THE SONG WAS OVER THE ANNOUNCER SAID THAT
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  • THIS BAND WOULD BE PERFORMING AT THE
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  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO BASKETBALL STADIUM
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  • ALSO KNOWN AS THE PIT.
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  • I LOOKED UP AND DIRECTLY TO MY RIGHT I SAW
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  • A SIGN THAT SAID THE PIT. I COULDN'T RESIST.
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  • I HAD TO GO INTO THE AUDITORIUM AND GO SEE THIS BAND.
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  • AND AFTER THE BAND HAD PLAYED THEIR MUSIC I SAT
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  • DOWN AND GREG LAURIE CAME OUT AND STARTED TALKING
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  • ABOUT JESUS AND THE LOVE OF GOD.
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  • HE ASSURED ME THAT GOD LOVED ME.
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  • I THOUGHT, "HOW COULD GOD LOVE ME?
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  • LOOK AT THE WAY I LIVED MY LIFE.
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  • I DO NOT PLEASE GOD IN ANY WAY."
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  • I FELT GOD HATED ME.
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  • BUT GREG ASSURED ME THAT GOD EXPRESSES HIS LOVE
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  • IN THIS THAT WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS
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  • CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS.
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  • GREG GAVE THE INVITATION TO COME FORWARD AND
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  • TO PRAY TO RECEIVE CHRIST.
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  • I REMEMBER PRAYING TO GOD, NOT ALLAH THAT MY LIFE WAS
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  • A MESS BUT IF HE WANTED IT, IF GOD WANTED IT,
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  • IT WOULD BE HIS.
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  • IT WAS MY INTENT TO END MY LIFE THAT DAY,
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  • TO DIE THAT EVENING.
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  • IT WAS GOD'S INTENT THAT I DIE ALSO.
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  • DIE TO SELF AND BE RAISED A NEW CREATION AND INDEED
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  • BY HIS GRACE AND HIS LOVE AND HIS COMPASSION
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  • I AM A NEW CREATION TODAY.
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • LET THE WHOLE WORLD BLESS OUR GOD
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  • AND LOUDLY SING HIS PRAISES.
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  • WHEN WE GATHER TOGETHER IN WORSHIP IT
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  • GIVES US PERSPECTIVE.
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  • IT SHIFTS OUR FOCUS FROM THE THINGS OF THIS
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  • EARTH TO THE HEART OF HEAVEN.
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  • IT REMINDS US OF HIS PROMISES AND GROUNDS
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  • US IN HIS GRACE.
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  • OH, CLAP YOUR HANDS ALL YOU PEOPLES.
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  • SHOUT TO GOD WITH THE VOICE OF TRIUMPH.
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  • HE IS ALWAYS WORTHY OF OUR WORSHIP.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
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  • LIKE AN ARMY WORKING IN UNISON HARVEST CRUSADE
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  • STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS READY THEMSELVES FOR THE 29TH
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  • CONSECUTIVE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EVENT.
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  • THE 5.000 VOLUNTEERS ASSEMBLE AND BEGIN WORKING
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  • ALL WHILE PRAYING WITHOUT CEASING FOR A GREAT
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  • HARVEST OF SOULS.
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  • IN LIGHT OF THE OPPOSITION KNOWN AS
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  • THE BIBLE CONTROVERSY, CHRISTIANS FLOCKED TO
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  • THE STADIUM BIBLE IN HAND READY TO STAND SHOULDER TO
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  • SHOULDER AND BRING PRAISE AND WORSHIP TO THE CREATOR
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  • OF THE UNIVERSE DECLARING "WE STAND WITH THE BIBLE."
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  • (Greg Laurie) HOW MANY OF YOU
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  • BROUGHT YOUR BIBLE?
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  • THIS IS THE BOOK.
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  • THE BIBLE IMPACTED MY LIFE TO KNOW IF I FEEL LONELY
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  • THAT HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN
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  • TAKE ME OUT OF MY SORROW.
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  • AND IF I FEEL ALONE THROUGH WHATEVER TRIAL I
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  • AM GOING THROUGH THAT THE LORD WILL
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  • SEE ME AND MEET ME THERE.
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  • WHY IS THE BIBLE?
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  • BECAUSE OF JESUS.
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  • BECAUSE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • BECAUSE OF THE TRUTH.
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  • BECAUSE OF GOD'S PROMISES.
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  • AND BECAUSE WHERE OUR DESTINY IS.
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  • IT IS THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.
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  • EVERY SINGLE THING IN THE BIBLE I RELATE TO
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  • IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
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  • IT TOUCHES ME IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
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  • WITHOUT THE BIBLE I WOULD HAVE NO DIRECTION IN LIFE.
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  • THE BIBLE, THROUGH THE BIBLE GOD SPEAKS TO
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  • ME AND GIVES ME DAILY DIRECTION.
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  • DAILY. DAILY WHEN A DAY IS NOT GOING
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  • WELL OR I AM WAKING UP AND I AM SAD
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  • AND I HAVE GOTTEN INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH MY
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  • HUSBAND I GO INTO THE WORD AND I TAKE THAT WORD AND
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  • WRITE IT DOWN ON A LITTLE PIECE OF PAPER AND I TAKE
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  • IT WITH ME FOR THE REST OF THE DAY.
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  • IN FACT I HAVE ONE IN MY PURSE RIGHT NOW.
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  • (Greg Laurie) GRAB YOUR BIBLE.
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  • HOLD YOUR BIBLE UP.
  • 00:12:14.000 --> 00:12:15.150
  • WE STAND WITH THE WORD OF GOD HERE AT THE SOCAL HARVEST.
  • 00:12:15.180 --> 00:12:19.170
  • WE ARE NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
  • 00:12:19.200 --> 00:12:22.100
  • 00:12:22.130 --> 00:12:31.210
  • I HAVE ALWAYS FOUND IT EASY TO TUNE LIFE OUT
  • 00:12:31.240 --> 00:12:34.180
  • IN ORDER TO TRY AND KEEP THE SANITY IN.
  • 00:12:34.210 --> 00:12:39.030
  • THE CONSTANT FIGHTING AT HOME KEPT ME ISOLATED.
  • 00:12:39.060 --> 00:12:44.200
  • I TOOK THAT ISOLATION WITH ME EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:12:44.230 --> 00:12:47.130
  • AT SCHOOL I WOULD SEARCH OUT PEOPLE TO SIT WITH BUT
  • 00:12:47.160 --> 00:12:50.090
  • I WOULD STILL FIND MYSELF ALONE.
  • 00:12:50.120 --> 00:12:53.100
  • I BEGAN THEN TO FEEL TRAPPED.
  • 00:12:53.130 --> 00:12:56.250
  • TRAPPED IN LONELINESS AT HOME AND AT SCHOOL.
  • 00:12:56.280 --> 00:13:01.220
  • I BEGAN TO ASK IS THIS ALL I WAS MEANT TO LIVE FOR.
  • 00:13:01.250 --> 00:13:05.110
  • TO BE LONELY?
  • 00:13:05.140 --> 00:13:08.290
  • I BEGAN TO FEEL ANGER, RAGE, AND HATE.
  • 00:13:09.020 --> 00:13:13.020
  • MY MOM TRIED TO FIX ME WITH COUNSELING.
  • 00:13:13.050 --> 00:13:15.120
  • I FELT HOPELESS.
  • 00:13:15.150 --> 00:13:20.090
  • THERE WAS AN INTERNAL GNAWING.
  • 00:13:20.120 --> 00:13:21.270
  • I SENSED I NEEDED TO PRAY BUT DIDN'T KNOW HOW.
  • 00:13:22.000 --> 00:13:26.040
  • I HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF GOD OR A HIGHER POWER.
  • 00:13:26.070 --> 00:13:30.280
  • I REACHED A POINT TO WHERE I COULDN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE.
  • 00:13:31.010 --> 00:13:35.070
  • IF THIS IS WHAT LIFE IS I DON'T WANT TO DO IT.
  • 00:13:35.100 --> 00:13:39.160
  • IT IS TOO HARD.
  • 00:13:39.190 --> 00:13:42.100
  • I WANTED TO END MY LIFE.
  • 00:13:42.130 --> 00:13:44.090
  • 00:13:44.120 --> 00:13:51.020
  • ONE DAY I WAS INVITED TO AN EVENT CALLED HARVEST.
  • 00:13:51.050 --> 00:13:54.160
  • MY SEARCH FOR ANY FORM OF PEACE AND HOPE CONTINUED
  • 00:13:54.190 --> 00:13:57.270
  • TO CRASH AND WASH AWAY SO I DECIDED TO GO.
  • 00:13:58.000 --> 00:14:03.020
  • ENTERING THE STADIUM THERE WAS
  • 00:14:03.050 --> 00:14:05.080
  • THIS ANXIETY OF THE UNKNOWN.
  • 00:14:05.110 --> 00:14:09.100
  • THE NIGHT STARTED OFF WITH MUSIC.
  • 00:14:09.130 --> 00:14:12.070
  • DURING A MESSAGE THIS MAN GREG LAURIE SPOKE WORDS
  • 00:14:12.100 --> 00:14:16.140
  • AS THOUGH THEY WERE WRITTEN FOR ME.
  • 00:14:16.170 --> 00:14:19.060
  • EXACTLY JUST FOR ME.
  • 00:14:19.090 --> 00:14:21.250
  • "YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
  • 00:14:21.280 --> 00:14:23.200
  • AND BECAUSE OF JESUS YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO BE ALONE."
  • 00:14:23.230 --> 00:14:28.050
  • TEARS STREAMING DOWN MY FACE RIGHT THEN AND THERE
  • 00:14:28.080 --> 00:14:31.220
  • I KNEW THIS WAS IT.
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:34.130
  • MY SEARCH WAS OVER.
  • 00:14:34.160 --> 00:14:36.050
  • I FELT IT IMMEDIATELY IN MY HEART AND THOSE WORDS
  • 00:14:36.080 --> 00:14:39.180
  • RESONATED WITHIN ME.
  • 00:14:39.210 --> 00:14:41.270
  • THAT NIGHT ON MY OWN I STOOD UP AND WALKED FORWARD.
  • 00:14:42.000 --> 00:14:46.120
  • EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:14:46.150 --> 00:14:48.190
  • AROUND ME DOING THE SAME, I FELT JESUS NEXT TO ME AS
  • 00:14:48.220 --> 00:14:53.090
  • THOUGH HE WAS HOLDING MY HAND AND WALKING WITH ME.
  • 00:14:53.120 --> 00:14:57.260
  • THEN I HEARD THESE WORDS.
  • 00:14:57.290 --> 00:14:59.170
  • BUT THIS TIME IT WASN'T THE PREACHER.
  • 00:14:59.200 --> 00:15:01.250
  • "IT IS GOING TO BE OKAY.
  • 00:15:01.280 --> 00:15:05.140
  • YOU ARE NOT ALONE ANYMORE."
  • 00:15:05.170 --> 00:15:09.290
  • YOU KNOW SOME OF US LIVE DOUBLE LIVES.
  • 00:15:10.020 --> 00:15:12.170
  • WE THINK WE HAVE EVERYTHING COVERED UP.
  • 00:15:12.200 --> 00:15:14.170
  • NOBODY KNOWS.
  • 00:15:14.200 --> 00:15:15.080
  • GOD SEES EVERYTHING.
  • 00:15:15.110 --> 00:15:16.210
  • GOD KNOWS ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT YOU SAY AND DO.
  • 00:15:16.240 --> 00:15:19.140
  • THERE ARE NO SECRETS WITH GOD.
  • 00:15:19.170 --> 00:15:21.080
  • I CAN TELL YOU THAT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:15:21.110 --> 00:15:23.110
  • YOU KNOW YOU CAN FOOL ALL OF THE PEOPLE
  • 00:15:23.140 --> 00:15:25.090
  • SOME OF THE TIME.
  • 00:15:25.120 --> 00:15:26.150
  • YOU CAN FOOL SOME OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME.
  • 00:15:26.180 --> 00:15:28.270
  • BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL GOD ANY OF THE TIME.
  • 00:15:29.000 --> 00:15:31.280
  • [applause]
  • 00:15:32.010 --> 00:15:37.060
  • MAYBE YOU HAVE A SECRET SIN RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:15:37.090 --> 00:15:38.270
  • GOD KNOWS ALL ABOUT IT.
  • 00:15:39.000 --> 00:15:40.090
  • MAYBE HE WROTE THEIR SECRET SIN.
  • 00:15:40.120 --> 00:15:42.000
  • BUT WHATEVER IT WAS THEY LEFT.
  • 00:15:42.030 --> 00:15:44.070
  • THEY ALL LEFT.
  • 00:15:44.100 --> 00:15:45.190
  • NOW THIS WOMAN IS ALONE WITH JESUS.
  • 00:15:45.220 --> 00:15:47.280
  • SHE IS PROBABLY THINKING, "I AM SO DEAD RIGHT NOW."
  • 00:15:48.010 --> 00:15:52.010
  • BUT NO.
  • 00:15:52.040 --> 00:15:53.140
  • THAT IS NOT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AT ALL.
  • 00:15:53.170 --> 00:15:55.070
  • IN FACT SHE WAS WITH THE PERFECT PERSON.
  • 00:15:55.100 --> 00:15:58.080
  • SEE THESE RELIGIOUS MEN WERE SENT AWAY AND JESUS
  • 00:15:58.110 --> 00:16:02.130
  • HAD CONDEMNED HER CONDEMNERS.
  • 00:16:02.160 --> 00:16:04.230
  • THAT IS WHAT HE WILL DO FOR US.
  • 00:16:04.260 --> 00:16:07.050
  • HE WILL DRIVE AWAY THE DEVIL.
  • 00:16:07.080 --> 00:16:10.060
  • LISTEN. WHEN YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN
  • 00:16:10.090 --> 00:16:12.100
  • YOU CAN BE MANIPULATED BY, CONTROLLED BY,
  • 00:16:12.130 --> 00:16:16.230
  • EVEN POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL.
  • 00:16:16.260 --> 00:16:19.120
  • DEMON POSSESSION IS STILL REAL TODAY.
  • 00:16:19.150 --> 00:16:22.100
  • THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO KEEP THE DEVIL AWAY.
  • 00:16:22.130 --> 00:16:24.200
  • YOU SAY, "WELL I WILL WEAR A CRUCIFIX."
  • 00:16:24.230 --> 00:16:26.070
  • SATAN IS NOT SCARED OF CRUCIFIXES.
  • 00:16:26.100 --> 00:16:29.200
  • YOU SAY, "I WILL WEAR GARLIC AROUND MY NECK."
  • 00:16:29.230 --> 00:16:32.160
  • THAT MAY KEEP YOUR FRIENDS AWAY
  • 00:16:32.190 --> 00:16:34.100
  • BUT IT WON'T KEEP THE DEVIL AWAY.
  • 00:16:34.130 --> 00:16:36.210
  • THE ONLY POWER THE DEVIL FEARS IS THE POWER OF
  • 00:16:36.240 --> 00:16:39.250
  • JESUS CHRIST YOU SEE.
  • 00:16:39.280 --> 00:16:42.080
  • [applause]
  • 00:16:42.110 --> 00:16:47.030
  • BUT THE DEVIL CONDEMNED THIS WOMAN
  • 00:16:47.060 --> 00:16:48.190
  • BECAUSE SHE WAS A SINNER.
  • 00:16:48.220 --> 00:16:50.000
  • WE ARE ALL SINNERS AND THE DEVIL CONDEMNS US AS WELL.
  • 00:16:50.030 --> 00:16:53.050
  • BUT WHEN WE PUT OUR FAITH IN CHRIST AND WE ARE
  • 00:16:53.080 --> 00:16:55.280
  • FORGIVEN OF OUR SIN THE BIBLE SAYS THERE IS NO
  • 00:16:56.010 --> 00:16:59.190
  • CONDEMNATION TO THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS.
  • 00:16:59.220 --> 00:17:03.030
  • IT IS LIKE YOU ARE IN A COURTROOM.
  • 00:17:03.060 --> 00:17:04.280
  • GOD THE FATHER IS THE JUDGE.
  • 00:17:05.010 --> 00:17:08.130
  • THE DEVIL IS YOUR PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.
  • 00:17:08.160 --> 00:17:11.000
  • YOUR DEFENSE ATTORNEY IS JESUS.
  • 00:17:11.030 --> 00:17:14.020
  • SO THE DEVIL GETS UP AND MAKES HIS CASE.
  • 00:17:14.050 --> 00:17:16.280
  • HE SAYS, "ALL RIGHT, YOUR HONOR,
  • 00:17:17.010 --> 00:17:18.050
  • WE HAVE HERE GREG LAURIE.
  • 00:17:18.080 --> 00:17:20.080
  • YOU KNOW SOME PEOPLE THINK HE IS A WONDERFUL GUY BUT
  • 00:17:20.110 --> 00:17:23.040
  • I KNOW A FEW THINGS ABOUT HIM.
  • 00:17:23.070 --> 00:17:25.010
  • I AM GOING TO TELL YOU EVERYTHING THAT
  • 00:17:25.040 --> 00:17:26.240
  • GREG HAS EVER DONE WRONG."
  • 00:17:26.270 --> 00:17:28.120
  • HE STARTS READING OFF A LIST.
  • 00:17:28.150 --> 00:17:30.080
  • HE IS READING ALL OF THESE CHARGES.
  • 00:17:30.110 --> 00:17:32.160
  • TWO MONTHS LATER HE IS STILL READING AND READING.
  • 00:17:32.190 --> 00:17:36.030
  • I AM THINKING, "I AM SO DEAD.
  • 00:17:36.060 --> 00:17:39.080
  • I AM NOT GETTING OUT OF HERE ALIVE."
  • 00:17:39.110 --> 00:17:40.230
  • I LOOK OVER AT MY DEFENSE ATTORNEY JESUS.
  • 00:17:40.260 --> 00:17:43.200
  • HE IS JUST DOODLING ON A TABLET.
  • 00:17:43.230 --> 00:17:46.050
  • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY TO DEFEND ME?
  • 00:17:46.080 --> 00:17:49.140
  • HE DOESN'T SEEM WORRIED.
  • 00:17:49.170 --> 00:17:50.220
  • I AM THINKING I AM THE ONE ON TRIAL.
  • 00:17:50.250 --> 00:17:52.130
  • WHY ISN'T HE HELPING ME?
  • 00:17:52.160 --> 00:17:54.070
  • HE DOESN'T OBJECT. HE JUST LISTENS.
  • 00:17:54.100 --> 00:17:56.180
  • FINALLY THE DEVIL IS ALL DONE.
  • 00:17:56.210 --> 00:17:58.100
  • HE SAYS, "SO THIS MAN GREG LAURIE HAS BROKEN YOUR
  • 00:17:58.130 --> 00:18:00.250
  • COMMANDMENTS, YOUR HONOR. HE HAS SINNED AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:18:00.280 --> 00:18:03.120
  • YOUR OWN WORD SAYS THE SOUL THAT SINS SHALL SURELY DIE.
  • 00:18:03.150 --> 00:18:07.030
  • I THINK HE SHOULD BE CONDEMNED TO DEATH.
  • 00:18:07.060 --> 00:18:09.280
  • I REST MY CASE."
  • 00:18:10.010 --> 00:18:10.270
  • HE SITS DOWN. A SMUG LOOK ON HIS FACE.
  • 00:18:11.000 --> 00:18:15.000
  • I SAY, "JESUS, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?"
  • 00:18:15.030 --> 00:18:16.150
  • HE SAYS, "DON'T WORRY, GREG."
  • 00:18:16.180 --> 00:18:18.130
  • HE SAYS, "YOUR HONOR, PERMISSION TO APPROACH THE BENCH."
  • 00:18:18.160 --> 00:18:21.230
  • THE JUDGE SAYS, "PERMISSION GRANTED."
  • 00:18:21.260 --> 00:18:24.170
  • JESUS WALKS RIGHT UP TO THE FRONT, LEANS IN AND
  • 00:18:24.200 --> 00:18:27.050
  • SAYS TO THE JUDGE, "HEY DAD."
  • 00:18:27.080 --> 00:18:29.250
  • [applause and cheering]
  • 00:18:29.280 --> 00:18:36.000
  • "WE BOTH KNOW GREG IS GUILTY AS CHARGED.
  • 00:18:36.030 --> 00:18:40.210
  • BUT WE ALSO KNOW I ALREADY PAID THE PRICE
  • 00:18:40.240 --> 00:18:43.030
  • FOR ALL OF HIS SINS."
  • 00:18:43.060 --> 00:18:44.220
  • THE JUDGE SAYS, "THAT'S RIGHT."
  • 00:18:44.250 --> 00:18:47.000
  • [applause and cheering]
  • 00:18:47.030 --> 00:18:50.050
  • HE POUNDS DOWN THAT GAVEL AND SAYS, "CASE DISMISSED.
  • 00:18:50.080 --> 00:18:53.230
  • THIS MAN IS FORGIVEN."
  • 00:18:53.260 --> 00:18:55.230
  • ONLY JESUS CHRIST CAN DO THAT FOR YOU AND FORGIVE
  • 00:18:55.260 --> 00:18:59.030
  • YOU OF ALL OF YOUR SIN.
  • 00:18:59.060 --> 00:19:00.230
  • [applause]
  • 00:19:00.260 --> 00:19:03.030
  • THE WORD OF GOD IS RELEVANT.
  • 00:19:03.060 --> 00:19:05.120
  • GREG LAURIE KNOWING THIS TO BE TRUE SHARES
  • 00:19:05.150 --> 00:19:07.190
  • STRAIGHT FROM THE BIBLE.
  • 00:19:07.220 --> 00:19:09.100
  • HE TALKS FROM HIS HEART OF HIS OWN PERSONAL
  • 00:19:09.130 --> 00:19:13.050
  • EXPERIENCES AS IT RELATES TO HIS JOURNEY
  • 00:19:13.080 --> 00:19:15.240
  • AND LIFE WITH CHRIST.
  • 00:19:15.270 --> 00:19:17.100
  • IN HIS MESSAGE, HE APPEALS TO THE SOUL OF MAN
  • 00:19:17.130 --> 00:19:21.070
  • POINTING MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN TO CHRIST.
  • 00:19:21.100 --> 00:19:24.270
  • LIGHT SHINES BRIGHTER WHEN THINGS ARE REALLY DARK.
  • 00:19:25.000 --> 00:19:28.280
  • THINGS ARE DARK IN OUR NATION RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:19:29.010 --> 00:19:33.010
  • THINGS ARE DARK IN OUR STATE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:19:33.040 --> 00:19:35.170
  • WE NEED TO SHINE THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:19:35.200 --> 00:19:40.010
  • (Madeline Carroll) I KNOW A LOT OF YOU
  • 00:19:40.040 --> 00:19:41.130
  • ARE SITTING HERE TODAY AND YOU HAVE YOUR
  • 00:19:41.160 --> 00:19:42.280
  • DIFFERENT PROBLEMS AND ISSUES.
  • 00:19:43.010 --> 00:19:44.040
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS.
  • 00:19:44.070 --> 00:19:46.070
  • BUT GOD DOES. AND THIS WORD DOES.
  • 00:19:46.100 --> 00:19:48.200
  • AND THIS WORD HAS THE INGREDIENTS AND TOOLS THAT
  • 00:19:48.230 --> 00:19:51.160
  • YOU NEED IN ORDER TO FIGURE YOUR LIFE OUT.
  • 00:19:51.190 --> 00:19:54.080
  • [applause and cheering]
  • 00:19:54.110 --> 00:19:56.060
  • (Phil Wickham: Till I Found You) I SEARCHED THE EARTH
  • 00:19:56.090 --> 00:19:57.220
  • FOR SOMETHING THAT COULD SATISFY.
  • 00:19:57.250 --> 00:20:03.190
  • A PEACE FOR THE HURT I HAD BURIED DEEP INSIDE.
  • 00:20:03.220 --> 00:20:08.010
  • (Greg Laurie) GOD CAN CHANGE YOU
  • 00:20:08.040 --> 00:20:08.280
  • ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:20:09.010 --> 00:20:11.150
  • KNEES ON THE FLOOR I FINALLY
  • 00:20:11.180 --> 00:20:13.230
  • FOUND EVERYTHING I NEEDED.
  • 00:20:13.260 --> 00:20:16.100
  • (Greg Laurie) BECAUSE YOU HAVE TRIED
  • 00:20:16.130 --> 00:20:17.200
  • TO BE A BETTER PERSON.
  • 00:20:17.230 --> 00:20:18.270
  • YOU HAVE TRIED TO BREAK FREE FROM THE POWER OF ALCOHOL.
  • 00:20:19.000 --> 00:20:21.040
  • YOU HAVE TRIED TO TURN AWAY FROM THAT
  • 00:20:21.070 --> 00:20:23.020
  • LIFESTYLE OF DRUGS.
  • 00:20:23.050 --> 00:20:24.180
  • YOU HAVE TRIED TO LIVE THAT SEXUALLY PURE LIFE.
  • 00:20:24.210 --> 00:20:27.170
  • BUT NONE OF IT HAS REALLY WORKED HAS IT?
  • 00:20:27.200 --> 00:20:29.230
  • WELL THAT IS BECAUSE THE PROBLEM IS WITHIN.
  • 00:20:29.260 --> 00:20:32.280
  • THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM IS THE PROBLEM OF THE HEART.
  • 00:20:33.010 --> 00:20:36.170
  • GOD CAN CHANGE OUR HEART.
  • 00:20:36.200 --> 00:20:39.210
  • WHEN GREG LAURIE WAS SAYING THAT THE HEART OF
  • 00:20:39.240 --> 00:20:41.260
  • THE PROBLEM IS THE PROBLEM OF THE HEART LIKE THAT WAS
  • 00:20:41.290 --> 00:20:44.050
  • LIKE YOU JUST SAID IT.
  • 00:20:44.080 --> 00:20:46.090
  • THAT LIKE CHANGES MY ENTIRE PERSPECTIVE ON EVERYTHING.
  • 00:20:46.120 --> 00:20:49.080
  • WELL IT IS MY FIRST TIME BEING HERE.
  • 00:20:49.110 --> 00:20:51.000
  • I HAVE BEEN INVITED A COUPLE OF TIMES TO COME.
  • 00:20:51.030 --> 00:20:53.020
  • I ALWAYS JUST LIKE NO.
  • 00:20:53.050 --> 00:20:55.180
  • I DON'T HAVE TIME.
  • 00:20:55.210 --> 00:20:56.120
  • I ALWAYS MADE EXCUSES.
  • 00:20:56.150 --> 00:20:57.250
  • SO I SAID TO MYSELF IF NOBODY COMES WITH ME I AM
  • 00:20:57.280 --> 00:21:00.240
  • GOING TO COME BY MYSELF.
  • 00:21:00.270 --> 00:21:01.290
  • IT MADE ME REALIZE YOU KNOW HE IS THE ONLY ONE
  • 00:21:02.020 --> 00:21:04.240
  • THAT ACTUALLY CAN CHANGE OUR LIVES.
  • 00:21:04.270 --> 00:21:06.290
  • I HAVE BEEN THROUGH SOME HARD TIMES AND IT IS JUST
  • 00:21:07.020 --> 00:21:11.230
  • GOOD TO ACCEPT TO BELIEVE IN GOD AND BE HERE.
  • 00:21:11.260 --> 00:21:18.040
  • KNEES ON THE FLOOR I FINALLY FOUND EVERYTHING
  • 00:21:18.070 --> 00:21:21.190
  • I NEEDED WAS ALWAYS RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.
  • 00:21:21.220 --> 00:21:26.130
  • MY MESSAGE IS NOT POLITICS.
  • 00:21:26.160 --> 00:21:28.000
  • IT IS THE PRINCE OF PEACE.
  • 00:21:28.030 --> 00:21:29.280
  • IT IS NOT CHRISTIANITY.
  • 00:21:30.010 --> 00:21:31.050
  • IT IS CHRIST HIMSELF.
  • 00:21:31.080 --> 00:21:33.030
  • IT IS NOT RULES AND REGULATIONS.
  • 00:21:33.060 --> 00:21:35.120
  • IT IS REAL FREEDOM FROM THE POWER OF SIN.
  • 00:21:35.150 --> 00:21:38.170
  • IT IS NOT RELIGION.
  • 00:21:38.200 --> 00:21:39.190
  • IT IS RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:21:39.220 --> 00:21:41.100
  • I AM HERE PROCLAIMING JESUS TO YOU TONIGHT.
  • 00:21:41.130 --> 00:21:44.130
  • YOU'RE REWRITING MY STORY.
  • 00:21:44.160 --> 00:21:47.110
  • I WAS REALLY CLEAN FOR FOUR YEARS.
  • 00:21:47.140 --> 00:21:49.000
  • I STARTED REALLY MESSING UP.
  • 00:21:49.030 --> 00:21:50.200
  • I WAS IN JAIL FOR LIKE THREE DAYS.
  • 00:21:50.230 --> 00:21:52.120
  • IT WAS THE MOST HORRIFIC THING I HAVE EVER GONE THROUGH.
  • 00:21:52.150 --> 00:21:55.040
  • SO I AM JUST COMING BACK TO GOD AND I AM REALLY
  • 00:21:55.070 --> 00:21:59.070
  • SORRY FOR WHAT I DID.
  • 00:21:59.100 --> 00:22:01.130
  • I NEVER KNEW ANYTHING LASTS FOREVER
  • 00:22:01.160 --> 00:22:05.000
  • TILL I FOUND YOU.
  • 00:22:05.030 --> 00:22:06.280
  • I AM PROBABLY THE BIGGEST SINNER IN THE WHOLE WORLD.
  • 00:22:07.010 --> 00:22:08.170
  • LET ME TELL YOU WHAT GOD SAYS.
  • 00:22:08.200 --> 00:22:09.250
  • GOD SAYS HE CREATED YOU.
  • 00:22:09.280 --> 00:22:12.130
  • GOD SAYS HE LOVES YOU.
  • 00:22:12.160 --> 00:22:14.040
  • GOD SAYS HE HAS A PLAN FOR YOU.
  • 00:22:14.070 --> 00:22:16.120
  • YOUR LIFE IS NOT AN ACCIDENT.
  • 00:22:16.150 --> 00:22:18.270
  • YOU'RE REWRITING MY STORY AND I'M BRAND NEW LIKE A
  • 00:22:19.000 --> 00:22:24.060
  • MORNING OH I NEVER KNEW ANYTHING LASTS FOREVER
  • 00:22:24.090 --> 00:22:29.100
  • TILL I FOUND YOU, TILL I FOUND YOU.
  • 00:22:29.130 --> 00:22:34.050
  • I LOVE SEEING SOMEONE'S HEART SO RAW AND THAT THEY
  • 00:22:34.080 --> 00:22:36.160
  • HAD A PLACE OF NO HOPE AND OF LOSS AND OF HURT AND
  • 00:22:36.190 --> 00:22:39.040
  • PAIN TO BE ABLE TO GET TO BE THAT FIRST PERSON
  • 00:22:39.070 --> 00:22:41.080
  • TO SAY "JESUS IS REJOICING OVER YOU.
  • 00:22:41.110 --> 00:22:43.140
  • HE HAS BEEN WANTING YOU TO HAVE THIS RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:22:43.170 --> 00:22:45.110
  • AND NOW YOU GET TO HAVE THIS RELATIONSHIP"
  • 00:22:45.140 --> 00:22:47.080
  • I THINK IS THE BIGGEST BLESSING
  • 00:22:47.110 --> 00:22:49.020
  • (Greg Laurie) WOW. THIS IS A HOLY
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  • MOMENT HERE IN THE ANGEL STADIUM, FOLKS,
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  • BECAUSE NOT ONE, NOT TEN, NOT 100, NOT 1.000, BUT
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  • HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS AND EVEN THOUSANDS
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  • ARE COMING TO JESUS.
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  • TILL I FOUND YOU.
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  • GOD IS FAITHFUL TO HIS WORD.
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  • TO HIM WE GIVE ALL OF THE GLORY.
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  • HEY EVERYONE THANKS FOR
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  • WATCHING OUR PROGRAM TODAY.
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  • LET ME JUST SAY TO YOU IF YOU HAVE NOT ASKED JESUS
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  • CHRIST TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE TO BE YOUR PERSONAL
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  • SAVIOR AND LORD YOU CAN DO IT RIGHT NOW.
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  • SO IF YOU WOULD PLEASE, PRAY THIS PRAYER AFTER ME.
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  • YOU MIGHT EVEN PRAY IT OUT LOUD.
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  • LET'S PRAY.
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  • LORD JESUS, I KNOW THAT I AM A SINNER.
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  • BUT YOU DIED ON THE CROSS FOR MY SIN AND SHED YOUR
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  • BLOOD FOR ALL THE WRONGS I HAVE DONE.
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  • I AM SORRY FOR MY SIN.
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  • I TURN FROM IT NOW.
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  • I ASK YOU TO COME INTO MY LIFE
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  • AND BE MY SAVIOR AND MY LORD.
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  • BE MY GOD AND BE MY FRIEND.
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  • THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME
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  • AND ACCEPTING ME 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
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  • I 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
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  • THAT BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD, THAT
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  • YOU MAY KNOW THAT YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE."
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  • YOU CAN KNOW IT RIGHT NOW. LISTEN,
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  • IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR MINISTRY OR
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  • IF WE ARE DOING AN EVANGELISTIC OUTREACH
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  • IN YOUR AREA, YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE.
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  • IT IS GREGLAURIE.TV.
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  • AGAIN GREGLAURIE.TV.
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  • I HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • AND THANKS FOR TUNING IN.
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  • EVERYBODY AROUND ME IS JUST TELLING ME
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  • CONGRATULATIONS ALREADY.
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  • IT IS JUST OVERWHELMING.
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  • THE WATER WAS PERFECT.
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  • I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE COLD.
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  • I FEEL AMAZING.
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  • I MEAN I FEEL REJUVENATING, EXCITING.
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  • JUST LIKE A DIFFERENT PERSON.
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  • YEAH. I REALLY DO.
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  • IT IS INCREDIBLE.
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  • I MEAN I PRAYED AHEAD OF TIME THAT FROM THIS MOMENT
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  • FORWARD THAT I'D BE CHANGED.
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  • THAT THE OLD WAYS WOULD BE LAID TO REST AND THAT WHEN
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  • I CAME OUT OF THE WATER THAT I'D BE
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  • A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST.
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  • IT IS LIKE A TRIANGLE LIKE GOD IS AT THE TOP AND
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  • WE'RE AT THE TWO CORNERS.
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  • THE CLOSER TO HIM THE CLOSER WE GROW TOGETHER.
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  • I FEEL BRAND NEW.
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  • I FEEL REFRESHED IN MY SPIRIT.
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  • I FEEL SO HAPPY AND FULL OF JOY.
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  • THAT OLD LEO NOW THAT GOT DUNKED IS DEAD.
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  • THIS IS A FRESH NEW LEO.
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  • THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION.
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  • RIGHT FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS SO I AM EXCITED.
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  • (Greg Laurie) HEY EVERYBODY, PASTOR GREG HERE.
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  • YOU WANT TO KNOW THE WILL OF GOD?
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  • HERE'S THE SECRET: KNOW THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR SPECIAL REVELATIONS FROM
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  • HEAVEN WHERE THE LORD SAYS, "GET THE HAMBURGER
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  • INSTEAD OF THE HOTDOG," FORGET THAT.
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  • HERE'S HOW I HAVE FOUND THE WILL OF GOD IN ALMOST
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  • EVERY INSTANCE IN LIFE.
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  • I STUDY THE BIBLE.
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  • I KNOW THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE.
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  • I MEMORIZE PASSAGES FROM THE BIBLE.
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  • AND THEN WHEN A SITUATION COMES UP I THINK ABOUT
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  • IS IT IN THE BIBLE?
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  • OH, RIGHT.
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  • THERE'S A STORY ABOUT THAT.
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  • THERE'S A PASSAGE ABOUT THAT.
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  • THERE'S A SCRIPTURE THAT DEALS WITH THAT.
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  • THE BETTER YOU KNOW THE BIBLE, THE MORE YOU'LL
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  • KNOW THE WILL OF GOD.
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  • SO HERE'S WHAT I DO.
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  • I GET UP EVERY MORNING, I READ THE WORD OF GOD, I
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  • SEEK TO LIVE BY THE WORD OF GOD BY THE HELP OF THE
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  • SPIRIT OF GOD, AND I HAVE FOUND THIS ASSURES THAT I
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  • WILL BE IN THE WILL OF THE LORD THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
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  • TRY IT. IT WORKS.
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