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November 24, 2019
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  • WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THE ANGELS ARE SINGING
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
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  • TUESDAY NIGHT OF THIS WEEK I WOKE UP AT 3:30
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  • AND SOMETIMES I'LL LISTEN TO A PODCAST.
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  • I LIKE TO LISTEN TO CHUCK SWINDOLL BECAUSE HE PUTS
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  • ME TO SLEEP - LET ME EXPLAIN.
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  • [laughter]
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  • IN THE BEST WAY.
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  • I'VE HAD PEOPLE SAY TO ME, "OH GREG, I LISTEN TO YOU
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  • BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. I HEAR YOU TALK."
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  • I THOUGHT NOW YOU KNOW WHAT MY WIFE HAS TO DEAL WITH.
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  • SO I LISTEN TO HIS PODCASTS.
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  • I LIKE TO HEAR CHUCK'S TEACHING.
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  • BUT ON THIS PARTICULAR MORNING I NOTICED THERE
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  • WERE SOME TEXTS WHICH IS VERY UNUSUAL TO HAVE TEXTS
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  • THAT EARLY IN THE MORNING. THEY WERE NEW TEXTS.
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  • THEY WERE FROM MY SON JONATHAN.
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  • HE SAID, "I'M ON MY WAY TO JARRID'S DAD'S HOUSE."
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  • I THOUGHT, "WHY ARE YOU ON YOUR WAY TO
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  • HIS DAD'S HOUSE AT THIS HOUR?"
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  • AND I CALLED HIM AND HEARD THE HORRIBLE NEWS
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  • THAT PASTOR JARRID WILSON HAD DIED.
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  • BUT NOT JUST THAT HE HAD DIED,
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  • BUT THAT HE HAD TAKEN HIS OWN LIFE.
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  • SOME OF YOU ARE HEARING THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME.
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  • I'M SO SORRY.
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  • I SCREAMED OUT, "OH GOD! OH NO!"
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  • BECAUSE JARRID HAD STRUGGLED WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
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  • AND THINGS RELATED TO IT SINCE HIS CHILDHOOD,
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  • BUT HE WAS UNDER THE CARE OF A DOCTOR, HE WAS TAKING
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  • MEDICATION, AND HE HAD BEEN DOING SO WELL HE
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  • WANTED TO HELP OTHERS WHO WERE DEALING WITH THIS.
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  • HE EVEN HAD A MINISTRY CALLED ANTHEM OF HOPE
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  • DEALING WITH THOSE THAT FACE THE STRUGGLES OF DEEP
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  • DEPRESSION, EVEN CLINICAL DEPRESSION AND SUICIDAL
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  • THOUGHTS ETC. SO TO HEAR THAT HE DID IT
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  • WAS INCOMPREHENSIBLE TO ME.
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  • AND IT IS AN EPIDEMIC IN OUR COUNTRY TODAY.
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  • ONE IN FIVE ADULTS EXPERIENCE MENTAL ILLNESS
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  • EACH YEAR, BUT NONE OF US SAW THESE INDICATORS IN
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  • JARRID'S LIFE THAT HE PERSONALLY WOULD TAKE THIS COURSE.
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  • BUT IN A MOMENT, THAT CAN PERHAPS BE DESCRIBED AS A
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  • COMPLETE MENTAL BREAKDOWN, HE DID THE UNTHINKABLE.
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  • I DON'T BELIEVE THIS WAS PLANNED.
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  • I DON'T THINK IT WAS DELIBERATE,
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  • BUT IT HAPPENED TRAGICALLY.
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  • SOME MIGHT SAY, "WELL WHY DIDN'T HE JUST SNAP OUT OF IT?
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  • I MEAN JUST COME ON.
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO THAT PLACE."
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  • WELL, YOU KNOW, WOULD YOU SAY THAT TO SOMEBODY
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  • WHO WAS STRUGGLING WITH A PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS?
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  • LET'S SAY THEY HAD CANCER.
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  • WOULD YOU SAY, "WHY DON'T YOU JUST SNAP OUT OF THIS?"
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  • WELL OF COURSE NOT, BECAUSE WE KNOW CANCER
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  • IS POWERFUL AND THERE'S SOMETHING HAPPENING IN
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  • THEIR BODY AND THEY NEED THE HELP OF DOCTORS AND SURGEONS.
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  • WELL, MENTAL ILLNESS IS ILLNESS TOO.
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  • YOUR MIND IS BROKEN.
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  • IT'S NOT YOUR BODY BUT IT'S YOUR MIND, AND
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  • THEREFORE, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S VERY
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  • HARD FOR US TO UNDERSTAND.
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  • MORE CHALLENGING IS FOR US TO UNDERSTAND
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  • JARRID'S STRUGGLE - HIS INNER LIFELONG PAIN.
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  • I DON'T THINK HE WAS IN HIS RIGHT MIND WHEN HE DID IT.
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  • LET ME SAY SUICIDE IS NEVER THE RIGHT CHOICE. EVER.
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  • THE PAIN IT BRINGS IS DEVASTATING AS WE ALL KNOW
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  • BECAUSE WE'RE ALL AFFECTED BY IT BECAUSE IN ONE WAY,
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  • SHAPE, OR FORM WE KNEW THIS YOUNG MAN.
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  • WE SAW HIM HERE ON THE STAGE.
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  • HE HAD BEEN WITH US FOR 18 MONTHS
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  • AND HE WOULD BE UP HERE HOSTING.
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  • SOME OF YOU WERE A PART OF HIS YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
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  • AND HE WAS FULL OF LIFE.
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  • HE WAS VIVACIOUS. HE WAS JOYFUL.
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  • HE WAS ENCOURAGING. HE WAS LOVING.
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  • THAT WAS HIM AND HE WAS ALWAYS ASKING OTHERS,
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  • "HOW ARE YOU DOING?
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  • IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO YOU FOR YOU?"
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  • AND THAT WAS HIS PERSONALITY.
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  • AND REALLY HE IS ONE OF THE NICEST GUYS I THINK
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  • I'VE EVER MET IN MY LIFE.
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  • HE MADE A WRONG CHOICE, BUT HAVE WE NOT ALL MADE
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  • WRONG CHOICES AT TIMES IN OUR LIFE?
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  • DID NOT CHRIST COME FOR PEOPLE LIKE US?
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  • I'LL TELL YOU, JARRID MADE TWO REALLY GOOD CHOICES IN LIFE.
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  • NUMBER ONE: HE CHOSE TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST.
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  • THAT WAS HIS MOST IMPORTANT CHOICE.
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  • [applause]
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  • NUMBER TWO: HE MARRIED HIS WIFE, JULIE.
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  • VERY GOOD CHOICE.
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  • BUT HE PUT HIS TRUST IN JESUS AND BELIEVED THE
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  • PROMISE OF JOHN 3:16 WHERE CHRIST SAYS, "FOR GOD SO
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  • LOVED THE WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON,
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  • THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH
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  • BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE."
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  • I BELIEVE JARRID IS IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW.
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  • [applause]
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  • BECAUSE AS I'VE SAID BEFORE,
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  • AND PAUL WROTE IN ROMANS 8:38, "I'M CONVINCED THAT
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  • NOTHING WILL EVER SEPARATE US FROM GOD'S LOVE.
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  • NOT DEATH, OR ANGELS, OR DEMONS, NOR OUR FEARS
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  • TODAY OR OUR WORRIES FOR TOMORROW.
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  • EVEN THE POWERS OF HELL CANNOT SEPARATE
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  • US FROM GOD'S LOVE."
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  • [applause]
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  • SO WHEN YOU STAND BEFORE GOD YOU WON'T BE JUDGED
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  • BY THE LAST THING YOU DID BEFORE YOU DIED.
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  • YOU'LL BE JUDGED BY THE LAST THING JESUS
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  • DID BEFORE HE DIED.
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  • THAT'S A VERY IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW.
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  • [applause]
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  • SO IF A BELIEVER DOES SOMETHING FOOLISH, SINFUL,
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  • OR MISTAKENLY THAT ENDS THEIR LIFE
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  • OR ENDS IN THEIR DEATH, IT CAN'T CAUSE THEM
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  • TO LOSE WHAT THEY NEVER EARNED IN THE FIRST PLACE.
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  • YOU DON'T EARN SALVATION.
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  • IT'S A GIFT FROM GOD TO YOU AND IT'S A PERMANENT
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  • GIFT TO YOU AND YOUR NAME IS PLACED IN THE BOOK OF
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  • LIFE AND IT STAYS THERE BECAUSE IT WAS
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  • BOUGHT FOR YOU BY JESUS.
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  • [applause]
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  • BUT THIS HAS BEEN DEVASTATING FOR US.
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  • OUR CHURCH HAS PULLED TOGETHER.
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  • WE'VE BEEN THERE FOR ONE ANOTHER.
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  • WE'RE PRAYING TOGETHER, WORSHIPING TOGETHER,
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  • LEARNING TOGETHER, AND YES, WE'RE MOURNING
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  • TOGETHER BECAUSE THE SCRIPTURE TELLS US THERE'S
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  • A TIME TO LAUGH AND THERE'S A TIME TO CRY.
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  • THERE'S A TIME TO REJOICE AND THERE'S A TIME TO MOURN.
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  • NOW, LET ME BE DIRECT, AND SOME OF YOU MAYBE HAVE
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  • COME IN WITH YOUR OWN SET OF PROBLEMS THAT
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  • ARE VERY REAL TO YOU.
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  • YOU MAY HAVE RECENTLY LOST A LOVED ONE TO SUICIDE OR
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  • MAYBE YOU FOUND OUT RECENTLY THAT YOU HAVE
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  • CANCER OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT HAS DIED OF CANCER
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  • OR THEY DIED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT OR
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  • SOME CALAMITY HAS BEFALLEN YOU AND YOUR DREAMS HAVE
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  • SOMEHOW BEEN SHATTERED.
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  • MAYBE IT'S A CALL FROM A DOCTOR WHO SAID, "WE JUST
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  • DID THAT TEST AND I'M REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT
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  • WHAT WE'VE SEEN.
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  • YOU NEED TO COME IN IMMEDIATELY." OR MAYBE
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  • IT'S A NOTE ON YOUR COUNTER AND YOUR SPOUSE
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  • SAID, "I'M DONE WITH THIS MARRIAGE."
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  • OR A NEW PAIN IN YOUR BODY, WHATEVER IT IS.
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  • CRISIS - IT MOVES IN FAST AND IT TAKES NO PRISONERS.
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  • PAIN HAS KNOCKED ON YOUR FRONT DOOR AND IT'S MOVED
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  • IN WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION AND IT REFUSES TO LEAVE.
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  • MAYBE THIS CRISIS HAS ALTERED THE COURSE OF YOUR
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  • LIFE AND YOU WOULDN'T WISH IT ON YOUR WORST ENEMY,
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  • BUT IT IS HAPPENING TO YOU.
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  • YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
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  • FOR JOB, HIS WHOLE WORLD AS HE KNEW IT CAME
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  • CRASHING DOWN ON HIM IN ONE DAY.
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  • FOR JOSEPH, IT WAS A BETRAYAL BY HIS BROTHERS
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  • THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF HIS LIFE.
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  • FOR JESUS, IT WAS THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND ONE
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  • OF HIS OWN DISCIPLES THAT TURNED ON HIM AND FOR YOU
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  • IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING ELSE.
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  • IT'S LIKE A POWERFUL AND UNEXPECTED STORM HAS OVERTAKEN
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  • YOUR LITTLE BOAT AND YOU'RE STARTING TO LOSE HOPE.
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  • IT'S BEEN SAID THAT MAN CAN LIVE 40 DAYS WITHOUT
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  • FOOD, THREE DAYS WITHOUT WATER, EIGHT MINUTES
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  • WITHOUT AIR, BUT ONLY ONE SECOND WITHOUT HOPE.
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  • WE NEED HOPE AND THERE IS HOPE.
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  • FOR US, 11 YEARS AGO OUR WORLD WAS CHANGED OF
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  • COURSE WHEN OUR SON CHRISTOPHER WAS KILLED
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  • IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT.
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  • WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS, AND AS I'VE SAID BEFORE, IT'S
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  • LIKE ALL THE AIR WAS SUCKED OUT OF THE ROOM.
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  • IT WAS DEVASTATING.
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  • AND THERE'S FOUR THINGS THAT GOT ME THROUGH IT AND
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  • I WOULD ADD FOUR THINGS THAT GET ME THROUGH IT.
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  • 1. IT WAS THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • THIS IS GOD'S WORD TO YOU.
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  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOD IS IN THIS BOOK.
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  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE IS IN THIS BOOK.
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  • THIS BOOK IS BREATHED BY GOD HIMSELF.
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  • AND SO IT'S NOT JUST OWNING A BIBLE, IT'S NOT
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  • JUST MARKING A BIBLE, IT'S YOUR BIBLE MARKING YOU.
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  • SO WHAT HELPED ME AND HELPS ME IS GOING
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  • TO THE WORD OF GOD. NOT GOING TO MY EMOTIONS,
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  • NOT GOING TO POPULAR OPINION. NO.
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  • GOING TO THE WORD OF GOD AND SEEING WHAT IT HAS TO
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  • SAY TO ME SO IT'S THE WORD OF GOD READ, IT'S THE WORD
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  • OF GOD BELIEVED AND IT'S THE WORD OF GOD APPLIED.
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  • 2. IT WAS PRAYER.
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  • PRAYING ABOUT MY BURDENS AND ANXIETIES AND FEARS
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  • THAT WOULD KEEP ME UP AT NIGHT.
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  • JULIE WILSON, JARRID'S WIFE, SENT ME A PHOTOGRAPH
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  • THAT JARRID HAD SENT HER A WHILE AGO AND IT'S A
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  • PHOTOGRAPH OF HIM READING AN OPEN BIBLE
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  • AND PHILIPPIANS 4 IS MARKED.
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  • YOU CAN SEE IT WHERE IT SAYS,
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  • "DON'T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING.
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  • PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING AND THE PEACE OF GOD THAT
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  • PASSES ALL HUMAN UNDERSTANDING WILL KEEP
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  • YOUR HEART AND MIND IN CHRIST JESUS."
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  • AND JULIE SAID, "THIS IMAGE AND THIS PASSAGE
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  • HAS REALLY MINISTERED TO ME."
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  • SO IT'S THE WORD OF GOD, IT'S PRAYER.
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  • COMMITTING IT TO THE LORD AGAIN AND AGAIN.
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  • AND THEN IT'S THE CHURCH.
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  • THE FIRST THING I DID WAS I WENT TO CHURCH AFTER IT
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  • HAPPENED AND I FOUND ENCOURAGEMENT WITH
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  • BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND AS JARRID WOULD OFTEN SAY,
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  • SOME THINGS ARE LEARNED IN ROWS AND OTHER THINGS
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  • ARE LEARNED IN CIRCLES.
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  • SO IT'S GOOD YOU'RE IN CHURCH TODAY HEARING GOD'S
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  • WORD, WORSHIPING THE LORD, BUT WHEN YOU'RE IN
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  • A SMALLER GROUP, WHEN YOU HAVE A GROUP OF FRIENDS
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  • IN A CIRCLE SO TO SPEAK, YOU CAN FIND THAT HELP
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  • YOU NEED AND REACH OUT TO ONE ANOTHER.
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  • SO IT'S THE WORD OF GOD ITS PRAYER,
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  • IT'S THE CHURCH, AND THEN IT'S WORSHIP.
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  • WORSHIP IS SO IMPORTANT.
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  • WHEN ALL OF HIS WORLD CAME CRASHING DOWN ON POOR JOB
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  • - HE LOST HIS FAMILY, HE LOST HIS HEALTH, HE
  • 00:10:48.000 --> 00:10:50.190
  • PROBABLY WISHED HE HAD LOST HIS WIFE I HAVE TO SAY.
  • 00:10:50.220 --> 00:10:53.170
  • SORRY BUT SHE SAID,
  • 00:10:53.200 --> 00:10:55.030
  • "WHY DON'T YOU JUST CURSE GOD AND DIE?"
  • 00:10:55.060 --> 00:10:57.170
  • HEY, THANK YOU FOR THOSE ENCOURAGING WORDS, MRS. JOB.
  • 00:10:57.200 --> 00:11:01.140
  • HE LOST EVERYTHING THOUGH, AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
  • 00:11:01.170 --> 00:11:05.060
  • THE BIBLE SAYS HE FELL DOWN BEFORE GOD AND HE
  • 00:11:05.090 --> 00:11:07.100
  • WORSHIPPED SAYING, "NAKED CAME I INTO THIS WORLD;
  • 00:11:07.130 --> 00:11:10.110
  • NAKED GO I OUT.
  • 00:11:10.140 --> 00:11:12.200
  • BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD."
  • 00:11:12.230 --> 00:11:14.050
  • YOU KNOW WE DON'T WORSHIP BECAUSE WE FEEL LIKE IT.
  • 00:11:14.080 --> 00:11:17.020
  • DO YOU ALWAYS FEEL LIKE WORSHIPING? I DON'T.
  • 00:11:17.050 --> 00:11:19.080
  • WE DON'T GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD BECAUSE WE FEEL GOOD.
  • 00:11:19.110 --> 00:11:22.140
  • WE GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD BECAUSE HE IS GOOD.
  • 00:11:22.170 --> 00:11:25.080
  • [applause]
  • 00:11:25.110 --> 00:11:26.270
  • I CAN THINK OF MANY TIMES WHEN I WAS DOWN AND
  • 00:11:27.000 --> 00:11:29.140
  • I JUST BEGAN TO WORSHIP AND EVERYTHING CHANGED.
  • 00:11:29.170 --> 00:11:32.220
  • NO, MY PROBLEMS DIDN'T GO AWAY AND MAYBE THE THING THAT
  • 00:11:32.250 --> 00:11:35.130
  • GOT ME DOWN WAS STILL THERE BUT I HAD A NEW PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:11:35.160 --> 00:11:40.000
  • I SAW IT DIFFERENTLY AND THAT'S WHY WHEN WE COME
  • 00:11:40.030 --> 00:11:42.230
  • TOGETHER AND WORSHIP AS THE BODY OF BELIEVERS
  • 00:11:42.260 --> 00:11:45.180
  • IT REALLY MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE AND YOU
  • 00:11:45.210 --> 00:11:48.030
  • UNDERSTAND THAT PASSAGE THAT SAYS,
  • 00:11:48.060 --> 00:11:49.250
  • "HE INHABITS THE PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE."
  • 00:11:49.280 --> 00:11:54.030
  • BUT WHAT DO WE DO AT TIMES LIKE THIS?
  • 00:11:54.060 --> 00:11:56.220
  • WE CRY OUT TO GOD.
  • 00:11:56.250 --> 00:11:59.190
  • WHEN HEZEKIAH RECEIVED A THREATENING LETTER,
  • 00:11:59.220 --> 00:12:02.090
  • ISAIAH 37:14 SAYS, "HE SPREAD IT OUT BEFORE THE LORD."
  • 00:12:02.120 --> 00:12:07.050
  • WHEN JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS BEHEADED, HIS DISCIPLES
  • 00:12:07.080 --> 00:12:10.050
  • WENT AND TOLD JESUS ACCORDING TO MATTHEW 14:12
  • 00:12:10.080 --> 00:12:14.050
  • AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO DO AT A TIME LIKE THIS.
  • 00:12:14.080 --> 00:12:17.020
  • WE GO AND TELL JESUS.
  • 00:12:17.050 --> 00:12:18.170
  • IT'S NOT THAT HE DOESN'T KNOW, BUT WE'RE JUST
  • 00:12:18.200 --> 00:12:20.100
  • SAYING, "LORD, I'M PUTTING THIS BEFORE YOU."
  • 00:12:20.130 --> 00:12:22.240
  • THAT'S WHAT MARY AND MARTHA DID
  • 00:12:22.270 --> 00:12:24.260
  • WHEN THEIR BROTHER LAZARUS WAS SICK.
  • 00:12:24.290 --> 00:12:27.260
  • MARY, MARTHA, LAZARUS LIVED IN BETHANY -
  • 00:12:27.290 --> 00:12:31.070
  • STRIKING DISTANCE FROM JERUSALEM.
  • 00:12:31.100 --> 00:12:34.000
  • OFTEN, OUR LORD WOULD GO VISIT THEM ON HIS WAY INTO
  • 00:12:34.030 --> 00:12:37.020
  • THE GREAT CITY AND SPEND TIME WITH THEM AND MARTHA
  • 00:12:37.050 --> 00:12:40.110
  • ALWAYS WHIPPED UP A GREAT MEAL.
  • 00:12:40.140 --> 00:12:42.130
  • SO WHEN LAZARUS GREW SICK THEY THOUGHT "JESUS WILL
  • 00:12:42.160 --> 00:12:45.210
  • TAKE CARE OF THIS." THEY SENT WORD TO JESUS, "LORD,
  • 00:12:45.240 --> 00:12:48.170
  • THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE IS SICK," BUT JESUS DID NOT
  • 00:12:48.200 --> 00:12:52.150
  • RUSH BACK AS THEY EXPECTED.
  • 00:12:52.180 --> 00:12:54.030
  • IN FACT, BY THE TIME HE ARRIVED IN BETHANY,
  • 00:12:54.060 --> 00:12:56.150
  • LAZARUS HAD DIED.
  • 00:12:56.180 --> 00:12:58.210
  • AND SO MARTHA GOES TO THE LORD AND SAYS TO HIM, "IF
  • 00:12:58.240 --> 00:13:04.000
  • YOU WOULD'VE BEEN HERE, MY BROTHER WOULD NOT HAVE
  • 00:13:04.030 --> 00:13:05.270
  • DIED." VERY ACCUSATORY.
  • 00:13:06.000 --> 00:13:08.040
  • "JESUS, WHY DIDN'T YOU DO SOMETHING?"
  • 00:13:08.070 --> 00:13:11.110
  • AND SOMETIMES WE SAY THAT. YOU MIGHT SAY,
  • 00:13:11.140 --> 00:13:15.190
  • "WHY DIDN'T THE LORD STOP JARRID FROM DOING THIS?"
  • 00:13:15.220 --> 00:13:18.150
  • OTHERS ARE ANGRY WITH JARRID HIMSELF.
  • 00:13:18.180 --> 00:13:21.080
  • "WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO US?
  • 00:13:21.110 --> 00:13:23.180
  • IT'S THE MOST SELFISH THING YOU COULD'VE DONE,"
  • 00:13:23.210 --> 00:13:26.110
  • SOME WOULD SAY.
  • 00:13:26.140 --> 00:13:28.020
  • THESE ARE THE COMPLICATED EMOTIONS THAT PEOPLE FEEL
  • 00:13:28.050 --> 00:13:31.050
  • AFTER THE SUICIDE OF SOMEONE THEY LOVE AND
  • 00:13:31.080 --> 00:13:34.030
  • THESE ARE NOT EASILY ANSWERED.
  • 00:13:34.060 --> 00:13:36.060
  • HERE IS WHAT I'M SAYING TO YOU, WE JUST CRY OUT TO GOD.
  • 00:13:36.090 --> 00:13:39.220
  • WE CRY OUT TO GOD.
  • 00:13:39.250 --> 00:13:41.140
  • AND JESUS WEPT, OF COURSE. NOW, SPURGEON
  • 00:13:41.170 --> 00:13:46.020
  • - I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE EVER HEARD OF HIM - MOST PREACHERS
  • 00:13:46.050 --> 00:13:49.070
  • QUOTE C. H. SPURGEON, CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON,
  • 00:13:49.100 --> 00:13:53.240
  • A GREAT PREACHER
  • 00:13:53.270 --> 00:13:55.070
  • THAT LIVED IN LONDON MANY YEARS AGO.
  • 00:13:55.100 --> 00:13:58.000
  • EVERY SELF-RESPECTING PASTOR HAS A COLLECTION
  • 00:13:58.030 --> 00:14:01.040
  • OF SPURGEON'S WRITING STARTING WITH THE
  • 00:14:01.070 --> 00:14:03.050
  • METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE PULPIT, WHICH IS PRETTY
  • 00:14:03.080 --> 00:14:06.180
  • MUCH ALL THE SERMONS HE GAVE. AMAZING COMMUNICATOR.
  • 00:14:06.210 --> 00:14:09.130
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW THAT C. H. SPURGEON
  • 00:14:09.160 --> 00:14:11.210
  • DEALT WITH SEVERE DEPRESSION.
  • 00:14:11.240 --> 00:14:13.270
  • IT WAS SO POWERFUL THAT HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE
  • 00:14:14.000 --> 00:14:17.250
  • TO PREACH FOR MONTHS.
  • 00:14:17.280 --> 00:14:20.070
  • HE DESCRIBED IT AS THE MIST.
  • 00:14:20.100 --> 00:14:23.040
  • SO SPURGEON KNEW A LOT ABOUT DEALING WITH DEPRESSION.
  • 00:14:23.070 --> 00:14:25.180
  • SOME MIGHT SAY HE WAS CLINICALLY DEPRESSED.
  • 00:14:25.210 --> 00:14:27.130
  • I DON'T KNOW, BUT IT WAS REAL AND SPURGEON SAID
  • 00:14:27.160 --> 00:14:30.220
  • THIS ABOUT JESUS WEEPING, AND I QUOTE, "FIRST I WANT
  • 00:14:30.250 --> 00:14:33.210
  • TO REMIND YOU THAT JESUS WEPT BECAUSE HE WAS TRULY MAN.
  • 00:14:33.240 --> 00:14:37.230
  • SECONDLY, JESUS WEPT FOR HE WAS NOT ASHAMED OF HIS
  • 00:14:37.260 --> 00:14:41.000
  • HUMAN WEAKNESS BUT ALLOWED HIMSELF TO REVEAL THE FACT
  • 00:14:41.030 --> 00:14:44.110
  • THAT HE WAS IN THIS POINT ALSO MADE LIKE UNTO HIS BROTHERS.
  • 00:14:44.140 --> 00:14:49.200
  • THIRDLY," WRITES SPURGEON, "JESUS WEPT AND THEREIN HE
  • 00:14:49.230 --> 00:14:53.030
  • IS OUR GREAT INSTRUCTOR.
  • 00:14:53.060 --> 00:14:54.250
  • AND FINALLY, HE IS OUR COMFORTER, AND LASTLY,
  • 00:14:54.280 --> 00:14:58.040
  • HE IS OUR EXAMPLE." SO WHAT DO YOU DO IN TIMES OF
  • 00:14:58.070 --> 00:15:02.100
  • CALAMITY AND PAIN WHEN THINGS DON'T MAKE SENSE?
  • 00:15:02.130 --> 00:15:05.000
  • WHAT DID JESUS DO? HE WEPT.
  • 00:15:05.030 --> 00:15:07.050
  • WAIT A SECOND, WHY DID HE WEEP?
  • 00:15:07.080 --> 00:15:08.140
  • DIDN'T HE KNOW THAT LAZARUS WAS SAFELY IN GLORY?
  • 00:15:08.170 --> 00:15:13.040
  • YEAH. DIDN'T HE EVEN KNOW THAT HE WOULD RAISE LAZARUS
  • 00:15:13.070 --> 00:15:16.000
  • MOMENTARILY FROM THE GRAVE?
  • 00:15:16.030 --> 00:15:18.000
  • AGAIN, YES, BUT HE WEPT BECAUSE IT WAS JUST SAD
  • 00:15:18.030 --> 00:15:21.040
  • AND THIS IS SAD AND THAT BRINGS US TO PSALM 126:1.
  • 00:15:21.070 --> 00:15:28.130
  • SO FAR SO GOOD.
  • 00:15:44.240 --> 00:15:47.060
  • THESE ARE HAPPY, REJOICING PEOPLE, BUT CLEARLY
  • 00:15:47.090 --> 00:15:50.120
  • SOMETHING HAPPENS BETWEEN VERSES 3 AND 4.
  • 00:15:50.150 --> 00:15:53.240
  • VERSE 4,
  • 00:15:53.270 --> 00:15:58.060
  • SO THIS IS A STORY OF A DREAM BEING TURNED TO SADNESS.
  • 00:16:10.230 --> 00:16:14.260
  • WE DON'T KNOW THE EXACT BACKGROUND OR WHAT
  • 00:16:14.290 --> 00:16:17.110
  • THIS WAS ALL ABOUT IN PARTICULAR,
  • 00:16:17.140 --> 00:16:19.010
  • BUT ALL WE KNOW IS THEY WERE REALLY HAPPY
  • 00:16:19.040 --> 00:16:21.120
  • AND REALLY REJOICING AND OTHERS WERE WATCHING SAYING,
  • 00:16:21.150 --> 00:16:24.090
  • "MAN, WHAT A GOOD GOD YOU GUYS SERVE.
  • 00:16:24.120 --> 00:16:26.120
  • EVERYTHING'S GOING YOUR WAY," AND ALL OF A SUDDEN
  • 00:16:26.150 --> 00:16:28.120
  • THE ISRAELITES ARE SAYING,
  • 00:16:28.150 --> 00:16:29.290
  • "BUT LORD, RESTORE OUR FORTUNES, HELP US.
  • 00:16:30.020 --> 00:16:32.230
  • OUR EYES ARE FILLED WITH TEARS.
  • 00:16:32.260 --> 00:16:35.110
  • RESTORE OUR FORTUNES LIKE STREAMS IN THE DESERT."
  • 00:16:35.140 --> 00:16:39.120
  • HAVE YOU EVER FELT LIKE YOU WERE IN A DESERT-LIKE
  • 00:16:39.150 --> 00:16:42.030
  • PLACE NEEDING SPIRITUAL REFRESHMENT?
  • 00:16:42.060 --> 00:16:46.270
  • MY WIFE BROUGHT TO ME A MESSAGE THE OTHER DAY
  • 00:16:47.000 --> 00:16:48.260
  • GIVEN BY TIMOTHY KELLER CALLED PRAYING OUR TEARS,
  • 00:16:48.290 --> 00:16:53.270
  • I THOUGHT HE HAD A GREAT OUTLINE THAT I'VE BORROWED
  • 00:16:54.000 --> 00:16:56.080
  • AND I WANT TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE AND HE
  • 00:16:56.110 --> 00:16:59.250
  • MADE FOUR POINTS ABOUT WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR TEARS.
  • 00:16:59.280 --> 00:17:03.190
  • POINT NUMBER 1 IS:
  • 00:17:03.220 --> 00:17:05.190
  • YOU CAN EXPECT TEARS IN LIFE EVEN AS A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:17:08.180 --> 00:17:12.240
  • I THINK WE SOMETIMES THINK THAT WHEN WE GIVE OUR LIFE
  • 00:17:12.270 --> 00:17:15.240
  • TO CHRIST, THERE'S NEVER GOING TO BE SORROW -
  • 00:17:15.270 --> 00:17:17.230
  • JUST PURE HAPPINESS.
  • 00:17:17.260 --> 00:17:19.280
  • OR WE MAY THINK, "IF I'M A GOOD CHRISTIAN AND I READ
  • 00:17:20.010 --> 00:17:22.130
  • MY BIBLE AND I DO MY DEVOTIONS AND I GO TO
  • 00:17:22.160 --> 00:17:25.080
  • CHURCH AND I DON'T LET MY KIDS WATCH SPONGEBOB
  • 00:17:25.110 --> 00:17:28.050
  • SQUAREPANTS AND MAKE THEM WATCH VEGGIE TALES,
  • 00:17:28.080 --> 00:17:31.020
  • EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE GOOD.
  • 00:17:31.050 --> 00:17:34.150
  • SORT OF LIKE EARNING THE FAVOR AND GRACE OF GOD.
  • 00:17:34.180 --> 00:17:37.260
  • BECAUSE I'VE DONE MY PART I THINK, SO GOD WON'T LET
  • 00:17:37.290 --> 00:17:40.130
  • ANYTHING BAD HAPPEN TO ME.
  • 00:17:40.160 --> 00:17:43.140
  • WELL AS WE LOOK AT THIS PARTICULAR PASSAGE IT
  • 00:17:43.170 --> 00:17:46.040
  • DOESN'T APPEAR THEY WERE REPENTING.
  • 00:17:46.070 --> 00:17:49.140
  • I MEAN WE CAN ALL REPENT
  • 00:17:49.170 --> 00:17:51.150
  • AND WE ALL SHOULD REPENT OF OUR SIN.
  • 00:17:51.180 --> 00:17:54.110
  • EVEN IN THE LORD'S PRAYER HE TAUGHT US TO PRAY.
  • 00:17:54.140 --> 00:17:58.020
  • OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE YOUR
  • 00:17:58.050 --> 00:17:59.170
  • NAME, YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE, FORGIVE US
  • 00:17:59.200 --> 00:18:02.160
  • OUR SINS AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO SIN AGAINST US..."
  • 00:18:02.190 --> 00:18:05.260
  • BUT THIS, EXCUSE ME, IS NOT A PSALM OF
  • 00:18:05.290 --> 00:18:09.130
  • REPENTANCE LIKE PSALM 51 OR DAVID AFTER HIS SIN
  • 00:18:09.160 --> 00:18:14.060
  • WITH BATHSHEBA SAID, "GOD, HAVE MERCY UPON ME.
  • 00:18:14.090 --> 00:18:17.000
  • BLOT OUT MY TRANSGRESSIONS."
  • 00:18:17.030 --> 00:18:18.270
  • NO THIS WAS DIFFERENT.
  • 00:18:19.000 --> 00:18:19.290
  • THINGS SEEM TO BE GOING WELL.
  • 00:18:20.020 --> 00:18:22.000
  • THEY'RE GIVING THE GLORY TO GOD, BUT THINGS ARE NOT
  • 00:18:22.030 --> 00:18:24.160
  • GOING WELL AND THIS HAPPENS IN OTHER PLACES
  • 00:18:24.190 --> 00:18:28.100
  • IN SCRIPTURE. PEOPLE GET DOWN.
  • 00:18:28.130 --> 00:18:30.240
  • DAVID, THE MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART, EXPERIENCED
  • 00:18:30.270 --> 00:18:33.190
  • DEPRESSION AND DISCOURAGEMENT, AND HE WROTE IN PSALM 42:11,
  • 00:18:33.220 --> 00:18:38.240
  • "WHY ARE YOU DOWNCAST, O MY SOUL?
  • 00:18:38.270 --> 00:18:41.290
  • WHY ARE YOU SO DISTURBED WITHIN ME?"
  • 00:18:42.020 --> 00:18:44.060
  • THEN HE SORT OF CORRECTS HIS THINKING.
  • 00:18:44.090 --> 00:18:46.110
  • IT SAYS, "PUT YOUR HOPE IN GOD.
  • 00:18:46.140 --> 00:18:48.030
  • FOR I WILL YET PRAISE HIM, MY SAVIOR AND MY GOD."
  • 00:18:48.060 --> 00:18:52.090
  • SO LISTEN, EVEN MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD CAN GET DOWN.
  • 00:18:52.120 --> 00:18:55.200
  • I GET DOWN. YOU GET DOWN.
  • 00:18:55.230 --> 00:19:00.110
  • PEOPLE EXPECT PASTORS TO HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS.
  • 00:19:00.140 --> 00:19:04.180
  • WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS.
  • 00:19:04.210 --> 00:19:06.070
  • WE'RE PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU ARE.
  • 00:19:06.100 --> 00:19:08.020
  • WE HAVE OUR STRUGGLES.
  • 00:19:08.050 --> 00:19:09.110
  • WE HAVE OUR CHALLENGES, SO THIS HAPPENS TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:19:09.140 --> 00:19:14.090
  • THERE IS A DIFFERENCE THOUGH BETWEEN DEPRESSION
  • 00:19:14.120 --> 00:19:17.130
  • AND FEELING DOWN AND CLINICAL DEPRESSION.
  • 00:19:17.160 --> 00:19:20.000
  • I WANT TO MAKE THAT DISTINCTION.
  • 00:19:20.030 --> 00:19:24.010
  • SO WE HAVE OUR TEARS AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TEARS
  • 00:19:24.040 --> 00:19:27.150
  • IN LIFE BUT WE MUST REMEMBER GOD IS WITH YOU
  • 00:19:27.180 --> 00:19:30.270
  • IN YOUR HOUR IN DEPRESSION IN TRIAL.
  • 00:19:31.000 --> 00:19:34.180
  • THE LORD IS CLOSE TO THE BROKEN HEARTED AND SAVES
  • 00:19:34.210 --> 00:19:38.070
  • THOSE WHO ARE CRUSHED IN SPIRIT, PSALM 34:18 SAYS.
  • 00:19:38.100 --> 00:19:43.110
  • SO NUMBER TWO: WE NEED TO INVEST OUR TEARS.
  • 00:19:43.140 --> 00:19:45.210
  • INVEST OUR TEARS, NOT BOTTLE THEM UP INSIDE,
  • 00:19:45.240 --> 00:19:48.150
  • BUT LET THEM OUT SO GOD CAN PUT THEM IN HIS BOTTLE
  • 00:19:48.180 --> 00:19:52.010
  • AND ULTIMATELY DRY THEM. WE BOTTLE THINGS UP.
  • 00:19:52.040 --> 00:19:56.020
  • WE KEEP THINGS INSIDE. GOD SAYS,
  • 00:19:56.050 --> 00:19:58.080
  • "NO. I KEEP TRACK OF ALL OF YOUR SORROWS.
  • 00:19:58.110 --> 00:20:00.260
  • I'VE COLLECTED ALL OF YOUR TEARS IN MY BOTTLE AND
  • 00:20:00.290 --> 00:20:03.220
  • THEY'RE RECORDED IN MY BOOK.
  • 00:20:03.250 --> 00:20:06.040
  • THE PSALMIST TELLS US TO PLANT OR INVEST OUR TEARS.
  • 00:20:06.070 --> 00:20:11.070
  • VERSE FIVE, "THOSE WHO PLANT IN TEARS WILL
  • 00:20:11.100 --> 00:20:14.020
  • HARVEST WITH SHOUTS OF JOY.
  • 00:20:14.050 --> 00:20:16.070
  • THEY WEEP AS THEY GO TO PLANT THEIR SEED, BUT THEY
  • 00:20:16.100 --> 00:20:19.050
  • SING AS THEY RETURN WITH THE HARVEST.
  • 00:20:19.080 --> 00:20:21.240
  • JUST AS A FARMER SOW SEED, YOU CAN SOW YOUR TEARS."
  • 00:20:21.270 --> 00:20:26.030
  • WE'RE NOT TOLD TO EMBRACE OUR SORROWS. THAT'S MASOCHISTIC.
  • 00:20:26.060 --> 00:20:32.150
  • WE'RE NOT TOLD TO AVOID OUR SORROWS. THAT'S HEDONISTIC.
  • 00:20:32.180 --> 00:20:37.060
  • WE'RE TO INVEST AND PLANT OUR SORROWS
  • 00:20:37.090 --> 00:20:39.220
  • BECAUSE THAT IS BIBLICAL.
  • 00:20:39.250 --> 00:20:41.050
  • WE DON'T WANT TO WASTE PAIN OR TEARS.
  • 00:20:41.080 --> 00:20:44.020
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:20:44.050 --> 00:20:45.190
  • WELL, IT MEANS HAVE A HEART FOR THOSE WHO ARE HURTING.
  • 00:20:45.220 --> 00:20:49.090
  • DON'T CONDEMN THEM. LOVE THEM.
  • 00:20:49.120 --> 00:20:52.250
  • REACH OUT TO THEM. DON'T JUDGE THEM.
  • 00:20:52.280 --> 00:20:56.100
  • HAVE COMPASSION ON THEM.
  • 00:20:56.130 --> 00:20:58.040
  • WHAT IS THE RESULT OF SOWING OUR TEARS?
  • 00:20:58.070 --> 00:21:01.050
  • WE'RE PROMISED YOU'LL REAP IN JOY.
  • 00:21:01.080 --> 00:21:03.120
  • VERSE 5, "THOSE YOU PLANT IN TEARS WILL HARVEST
  • 00:21:03.150 --> 00:21:05.280
  • WITH SHOUTS OF JOY.
  • 00:21:06.010 --> 00:21:07.110
  • THEY WEEP AS THEY GO TO PLANT THEIR SEED AND THEY
  • 00:21:07.140 --> 00:21:09.220
  • SING AS THEY RETURN WITH THE HARVEST.
  • 00:21:09.250 --> 00:21:12.210
  • ONE LAST THING.
  • 00:21:12.240 --> 00:21:14.030
  • CRY OUT TO GOD.
  • 00:21:18.140 --> 00:21:19.210
  • THAT'S HOW MOST OF THE PSALMS WOULD END LIKE
  • 00:21:19.240 --> 00:21:22.050
  • IN PSALM 16 IT'S FILLED WITH FEARS.
  • 00:21:22.080 --> 00:21:25.110
  • DAVID'S VERY HONEST ABOUT THE THINGS HE'S GRAPPLING WITH.
  • 00:21:25.140 --> 00:21:27.270
  • BUT THEN HE SAYS, "BUT YOU'VE MADE KNOWN TO
  • 00:21:28.000 --> 00:21:30.100
  • ME THE PATH OF LIFE.
  • 00:21:30.130 --> 00:21:31.160
  • YOU'LL FILL ME WITH JOY AND IN YOUR PRESENCE,
  • 00:21:31.190 --> 00:21:33.230
  • THERE IS FULLNESS OF JOY, AND ON YOUR RIGHT HAND
  • 00:21:33.260 --> 00:21:36.100
  • THERE ARE PLEASURES FOREVERMORE."
  • 00:21:36.130 --> 00:21:38.200
  • ONE DAY GOD IS GOING TO RIGHT EVERY WRONG.
  • 00:21:38.230 --> 00:21:42.060
  • HE'S GOING TO BRING BEAUTY OUT OF ASHES AND HE'S
  • 00:21:42.090 --> 00:21:45.180
  • GOING TO GIVE JOY INSTEAD OF MOURNING AND UNTIL
  • 00:21:45.210 --> 00:21:48.260
  • THAT DAY WE NEED TO LOVINGLY REPRESENT HIM
  • 00:21:48.290 --> 00:21:52.210
  • TO THOSE WHO ARE HURTING.
  • 00:21:52.240 --> 00:21:55.030
  • INSTEAD OF ASKING WHY, MAYBE WE SHOULD BE
  • 00:21:55.060 --> 00:21:57.250
  • ASKING WHO AND WHAT?
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  • I DON'T KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN ANSWER
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  • TO THE WHY QUESTION.
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  • SO LET'S MOVE ON FROM THAT FOR A MOMENT TO THE WHO.
  • 00:22:03.060 --> 00:22:07.020
  • WHO DO I TURN TO AT THIS TIME?
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  • WHO DO I TURN TO AT ANY TIME WHEN CRISIS COMES
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  • AND CRISIS WILL COME IN EVERY LIFE.
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  • I TURN TO JESUS.
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  • SOMETIMES ALL I CAN SAY IS JUST, "JESUS, HELP ME LORD,
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  • HELP ME." TURNING IT OVER TO HIM.
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  • BRING YOUR SADNESS, YOUR SORROW, AND YOUR QUESTIONS TO HIM.
  • 00:22:24.030 --> 00:22:27.060
  • OKAY WHAT AM I TO DO?
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  • I'M TO LOVE PEOPLE AND CARE FOR THEM.
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  • I'M TO SHOW COMPASSION TO THEM.
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  • I'M TO PRAY FOR THEM.
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  • YOU WANT TO GET A NONBELIEVER TO LISTEN TO YOU?
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  • INSTEAD OF TRYING TO SHOVE THE GOSPEL DOWN THEIR
  • 00:22:40.170 --> 00:22:42.280
  • THROAT AFTER YOU'VE TALKED TO THEM FOR FOUR MINUTES,
  • 00:22:43.010 --> 00:22:46.250
  • ASK THEM THIS QUESTION:
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  • IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN PRAY FOR YOU?
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  • ANYTHING YOU COULD USE PRAYER FOR?
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  • THAT MIGHT SURPRISE THEM.
  • 00:22:54.240 --> 00:22:58.090
  • I WAS IN A RESTAURANT THE OTHER DAY WITH A FRIEND
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  • AND WE'RE GETTING READY TO GIVE OUR ORDER.
  • 00:23:00.090 --> 00:23:03.020
  • THE SERVER COMES UP AND MY FRIEND SAYS,
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  • "HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?"
  • 00:23:06.030 --> 00:23:07.200
  • I'M THINKING, "OH, REALLY?
  • 00:23:07.230 --> 00:23:08.260
  • I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS GOING TO WORK. REALLY?"
  • 00:23:08.290 --> 00:23:10.210
  • MAN, THIS GUY OPENED HIS HEART UP.
  • 00:23:10.240 --> 00:23:13.040
  • HE STARTS POURING HIS HEART OUT AND NEXT THING
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  • WE KNOW WE'RE PRAYING FOR THIS GUY.
  • 00:23:15.240 --> 00:23:17.200
  • I'M THINKING, HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?
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  • IT JUST REMINDS US, THERE'S JUST SO MANY
  • 00:23:18.270 --> 00:23:20.290
  • HURTING PEOPLE OUT THERE.
  • 00:23:21.020 --> 00:23:22.140
  • YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN SAID, IF YOU PREACH TO HURTING
  • 00:23:22.170 --> 00:23:25.060
  • PEOPLE, YOU'LL NEVER LACK FOR AN AUDIENCE.
  • 00:23:25.090 --> 00:23:28.170
  • SO I'M PRAYING AND HOPING IN THE DAYS AHEAD.
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  • I THINK WE'VE BEEN THIS BUT I HOPE WE'LL BE IT EVEN MORE.
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  • WE WANT HARVEST TO BE A SAFE PLACE FOR SAD PEOPLE.
  • 00:23:36.180 --> 00:23:41.050
  • WE WANT IT TO BE A LOVING PLACE FOR LONELY PEOPLE.
  • 00:23:41.080 --> 00:23:45.220
  • WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THEY'RE CARED ABOUT.
  • 00:23:45.250 --> 00:23:50.100
  • YOU KNOW WE HAD KAY WARREN, THE WIFE OF RICK
  • 00:23:50.130 --> 00:23:52.270
  • WARREN OUT WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AND WE HAD HER
  • 00:23:53.000 --> 00:23:56.180
  • OUT BECAUSE TRAGICALLY RICK AND KAY HAD THEIR
  • 00:23:56.210 --> 00:24:00.170
  • OWN SON TAKE HIS LIFE AS WELL.
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  • HIS NAME WAS MATTHEW.
  • 00:24:02.180 --> 00:24:03.250
  • HE DEALT WITH MENTAL ILLNESS FOR HIS WHOLE LIFE
  • 00:24:03.280 --> 00:24:07.250
  • AND SHE JUST BROUGHT SUCH WONDERFUL ENCOURAGING
  • 00:24:07.280 --> 00:24:10.280
  • WORDS AND ACTUALLY IT'S ARCHIVED ON OUR WEBSITE
  • 00:24:11.010 --> 00:24:14.180
  • IF YOU WANT TO WATCH THE MESSAGE.
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  • HOPE GETS THE LAST WORD IS THE TITLE.
  • 00:24:16.150 --> 00:24:19.180
  • BY THE WAY THAT WAS A PHRASE THAT JARRID
  • 00:24:19.210 --> 00:24:21.250
  • HAD COINED THAT I BORROWED FROM HIM.
  • 00:24:21.280 --> 00:24:23.250
  • HOPE GETS THE LAST WORD.
  • 00:24:23.280 --> 00:24:25.040
  • BUT RICK WARREN WROTE THESE WORDS AND I REALLY LIKE THEM.
  • 00:24:25.070 --> 00:24:28.190
  • HE SAYS, THESE ARE THREE THINGS EVERY PERSON WHO IS
  • 00:24:28.220 --> 00:24:33.060
  • HAVING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS NEEDS TO KNOW:
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  • "THERE'S A PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:24:36.090 --> 00:24:39.050
  • YOU ARE LOVED, AND YOU'RE NEEDED IN THE WORLD."
  • 00:24:39.080 --> 00:24:42.190
  • IF THERE'S ANYBODY LISTENING TO ME RIGHT NOW...
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  • [applause]
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  • IF THERE IS ANYBODY LISTENING TO ME
  • 00:24:52.060 --> 00:24:54.040
  • RIGHT NOW IN THIS ROOM, WATCHING ONLINE,
  • 00:24:54.070 --> 00:24:57.250
  • WATCHING ON ONE OF OUR CAMPUSES, YOU'VE HAD THESE THOUGHTS
  • 00:24:57.280 --> 00:25:01.130
  • OF TAKING YOUR OWN LIFE.
  • 00:25:01.160 --> 00:25:03.100
  • "NO ONE LOVES ME, NO ONE CARES ABOUT ME, MY LIFE
  • 00:25:03.130 --> 00:25:06.030
  • ISN'T WORTH ANYTHING," LOOK, THAT IS SO WRONG.
  • 00:25:06.060 --> 00:25:10.090
  • THERE IS A PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:10.120 --> 00:25:12.150
  • GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE AND YOU ARE LOVED.
  • 00:25:12.180 --> 00:25:16.270
  • I THINK IF WE'VE SEEN ANYTHING FROM THIS, WE'VE
  • 00:25:17.000 --> 00:25:19.140
  • SEEN THIS YOUNG MAN JARRID WAS A VERY LOVED MAN.
  • 00:25:19.170 --> 00:25:22.180
  • HE ONLY WAS WITH US 18 MONTHS, BUT HE HAD ALL THESE
  • 00:25:22.210 --> 00:25:25.190
  • FRIENDS EVERYWHERE THAT LOVED HIM AND YOU ARE LOVED.
  • 00:25:25.220 --> 00:25:29.190
  • I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU THINK YOU'RE NOT LOVED, BUT YOU
  • 00:25:29.220 --> 00:25:32.040
  • ARE LOVED AND YOU'RE ESPECIALLY LOVED BY GOD
  • 00:25:32.070 --> 00:25:34.070
  • AND YOU'RE NEEDED IN THIS WORLD.
  • 00:25:34.100 --> 00:25:36.240
  • PLEASE DON'T GO DOWN THAT ROAD.
  • 00:25:36.270 --> 00:25:38.260
  • REACH OUT FOR HELP. THERE IS HELP.
  • 00:25:38.290 --> 00:25:43.040
  • AND MAYBE YOU HAVE COME HERE TODAY AND YOU HAVE A
  • 00:25:43.070 --> 00:25:45.220
  • LOT OF QUESTIONS AND YOU ARE HURTING INSIDE AND YOU
  • 00:25:45.250 --> 00:25:49.020
  • DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO YOU
  • 00:25:49.050 --> 00:25:52.090
  • IF YOU WERE TO DIE.
  • 00:25:52.120 --> 00:25:53.110
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD HAS A SOLUTION.
  • 00:25:53.140 --> 00:25:56.090
  • HE SENT JESUS CHRIST TO DIE ON THAT CROSS FOR YOUR
  • 00:25:56.120 --> 00:25:59.020
  • SIN AND HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD AND NOW HE STANDS
  • 00:25:59.050 --> 00:26:02.020
  • AT THE DOOR OF YOUR LIFE AND HE KNOCKS AND IF
  • 00:26:02.050 --> 00:26:05.070
  • YOU'LL HEAR HIS VOICE AND OPEN THE DOOR, HE WILL
  • 00:26:05.100 --> 00:26:07.230
  • COME IN AND YOU'LL NEVER BE ALONE IN LIFE AGAIN.
  • 00:26:07.260 --> 00:26:11.170
  • I MADE THIS DECISION WHEN I WAS 17 YEARS OLD
  • 00:26:11.200 --> 00:26:14.130
  • AND I'VE NEVER FOR A MOMENT REGRETTED IT
  • 00:26:14.160 --> 00:26:16.280
  • AND I KNOW YOU WON'T EITHER.
  • 00:26:17.010 --> 00:26:18.100
  • AND I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY
  • 00:26:18.130 --> 00:26:20.250
  • AND ASK CHRIST TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:26:20.280 --> 00:26:24.260
  • FATHER, WE PRAY NOW FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT YET KNOW YOU.
  • 00:26:24.290 --> 00:26:28.190
  • HELP THEM TO COME TO YOU AND BELIEVE.
  • 00:26:28.220 --> 00:26:32.130
  • WE PRAY FOR THOSE THAT DO KNOW YOU BUT HAVE FORGOTTEN
  • 00:26:32.160 --> 00:26:36.220
  • ABOUT YOU OR HAVE STUMBLED OR FALLEN IN SOME WAY.
  • 00:26:36.250 --> 00:26:40.260
  • LORD, HELP THEM TO COME BACK TO YOU RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:26:40.290 --> 00:26:43.270
  • AND IF YOU WANT TO MAKE THAT COMMITMENT OR
  • 00:26:44.000 --> 00:26:45.290
  • RECOMMITMENT TO JESUS WOULD YOU JUST PRAY THIS
  • 00:26:46.020 --> 00:26:48.240
  • SIMPLE PRAYER WITH ME NOW.
  • 00:26:48.270 --> 00:26:51.100
  • JUST PRAY LORD JESUS, I KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE SAVIOR.
  • 00:26:51.130 --> 00:26:56.170
  • AND I KNOW THAT I AM THE SINNER THAT NEEDS YOU.
  • 00:26:56.200 --> 00:27:02.030
  • FORGIVE ME OF MY SIN.
  • 00:27:02.060 --> 00:27:04.030
  • I TURN FROM IT NOW AND ASK YOU TO FORGIVE ME AND I
  • 00:27:04.060 --> 00:27:09.060
  • CHOOSE TO FOLLOW YOU FROM THIS MOMENT FORWARD.
  • 00:27:09.090 --> 00:27:13.190
  • [Phil Wickham: This is the Day] THIS IS THE DAY
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  • WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
  • 00:27:14.230 --> 00:27:17.000
  • O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THE ANGELS ARE SINGING
  • 00:27:17.030 --> 00:27:21.090
  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
  • 00:27:21.120 --> 00:27:22.120