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The Gift: There's a Baby in the Barn Part 1

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December 4, 2019
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The Gift: There's a Baby in the Barn Part 1

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  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • - I'M JOHN GRAY, AND WELCOME TO JOHN GRAY'S WORLD.
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  • BECAUSE I'M NOT PALACE MATERIAL, I'M NOT ROYAL MATERIAL,
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  • I'M GLAD GOD BROUGHT THE BABY TO A MANGER
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  • WITH A BUNCH OF DIRT, AND THE ANIMALS, AND MESS,
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  • BECAUSE MY FLESH IS DIRTY, AND MESSY,
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  • AND IN NEED OF SOMETHING TO PURIFY IT
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  • FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
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  • I'M GLAD THE BABY WASN'T BORN WHERE I COULDN'T GET TO IT.
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  • GOD TOOK THE HIGHEST OF THE HIGH,
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  • BROUGHT HI, TO THE LOWEST OF THE LOW,
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  • AND SAID, IF YOU WANNA SEE HIM,
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  • YOU GOTTA HUMBLE YOURSELF, [AUDIENCE CHEERS]
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  • YOU GOTTA BRING YOURSELF DOWN.
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  • THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO THANK GOD
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  • THAT THERE'S A BABY IN BARN AND NOT IN A PALACE, BECAUSE.
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  • FRESH WORD, FRESH PERSPECTIVE,
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  • AND A WHOLE LOT OF HALLELUJAH.
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  • JOHN GRAY'S WORLD, PEW.
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  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • WELL, FAMILY, I'M GLAD YOU'RE HERE
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  • FOR ANOTHER ADDITION OF JOHN GRAY'S WORLD,
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  • AND FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW, I'M JOHN GRAY.
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  • I AM SO GLAD TO BE HER ON T.V.
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  • AND SHARING THE WORD OF GOD WITH YOU.
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  • AND TOGETHER, WE HELP ACCOMPLISH JESUS' MISSION
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  • TO REACH THE LOST.
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  • IF YOU'VE TUNED IN TODAY,
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  • THAT MEANS YOU'RE HUNGRY FOR SOME SPIRITUAL FOOD.
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  • NOW CLEARLY, I'M NOT AS HUNGRY AS I USED TO BE.
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  • LOST ABOUT 40 POUNDS.
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  • COME ON, SOMEBODY, THIS JACKET USED TO FIT, HA-HA!
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  • GETTING IN SHAPE, 'CAUSE I GOT A LONG LIFE TO LIVE.
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  • BUT I BELIEVE THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD
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  • HAS A GREAT MEAL FOR YOU TODAY,
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  • SO TODAY WE'RE GOING TO BE TEACHING ON THE GIFT OF CHRIST.
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  • GOD HAS EXTENDED HIS SON, JESUS, TOWARD YOU,
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  • AS THE COMPLETE EMBODIMENT OF SALVATION.
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  • THAT MEANS EVERYTHING YOU'LL EVER NEED IS FOUND IN JESUS.
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  • TODAY, I'M GOING TO SHARE IMPACTFUL TRUTHS
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  • ABOUT WHY AN ATTITUDE OF FAITH IS SO IMPORTANT.
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  • EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU CHANGES
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  • THE MORE YOU CONTINUALLY RECEIVE JESUS AS GIFT,
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  • AND DRAW FROM HIS RESOURCES.
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  • I PRAY THAT THIS MESSAGE BLESSES YOU,
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  • 'CAUSE TODAY, I'M GOING A LITTLE COUNTRY, Y'ALL.
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  • I LIVED IN TEXAS FOR ALMOST SEVEN YEARS,
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  • AND I'M GON' TELL YOU RIGHT NOW,
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  • YOU BETTER PRESS THAT RED DVR BUTTON,
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  • AND YOU MIGHT AS WELL GET SOME POPCORN
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  • AND MAYBE SOME ORANGE JUICE,
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  • THIS IS GONNA BE A GREAT MESSAGE.
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  • WHAT'S THE TITLE?
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  • THERE'S A BABY IN THE BARN. [AUDIENCE CHEERS]
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  • SO DO ME A FAVOR AND GO TO LUKE CHAPTER TWO,
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  • LUKE CHAPTER TWO., STARTING AT THE EIGHTH VERSE.
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  • NOW THERE WERE IN THE SAME COUNTRY,
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  • SHEPHERDS LIVING OUT IN THE FIELDS,
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  • KEEPING WATCH OVER THEIR FLOCK BY NIGHT.
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  • AND BEHOLD, AN ANGEL OF THE LORD STOOD BEFORE THEM,
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  • AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD SHONE AROUND THEM,
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  • AND THEY WERE GREATLY AFRAID.
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  • THEN AN ANGEL, WHO LOOKED LIKE FIONA FROM THE WORSHIP TEAM.
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  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
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  • I SAID IS SHE A ANGEL, SHE GETTING MARRIED?
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT, THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DRESS,
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  • IT WAS SO HERCULEANS. [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
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  • SHE HAD A WHOLE LOT OF FAITH TO BE UP THAT HIGH.
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  • THAT LITTLE PLATFORM WOULD NOT HAVE SUPPORTED MY MINISTRY.
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  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
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  • LIKE UH! [LAUGHS]
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  • THEN THE ANGEL SAID TO THEM,
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  • "DO NOT BE AFRAID, FOR BEHOLD,
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  • "I BRING YOU GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY
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  • "WHICH WILL BE TO ALL PEOPLE.
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  • "FOR THERE IS BORN TO YOU THIS DAY,
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  • "IN THE CITY OF DAVID, A SAVIOR, WHO IS CHRIST THE LORD."
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  • "AND THIS WILL BE THE SIGN TO YOU.
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  • "YOU WILL FIND A BABE WRAPPED IN SWADDLING CLOTHS
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  • "LYING A MANGER."
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  • I WANT TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THIS LAST VERSE.
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  • WE KNOW ABOUT THE STUNNING ANNOUNCEMENT,
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  • THE ARRIVAL OF THIS BABY,
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  • AND THE SUPERNATURAL CIRCUMSTANCES
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  • WHAT I WANT TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO
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  • IS WHAT THE ANGEL SAID, AND WHERE
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  • THE ANGEL TOLD THE SHEPHERDS THEY COULD FIND THIS BABY.
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  • YOU CAN FIND THIS BABY, NOT IN THE BEST HOTEL
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  • THAT MONEY CAN PROVIDE, NOT IN THE BEST MANSION IN ISRAEL,
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  • BUT YOU WILL FIND THIS BABY WRAPPED IN SWADDLING CLOTHS,
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  • LYING IN A MANGER.
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  • I WANNA SHARE FROM THE THOUGHT, THERE'S A BABY IN THE BARN.
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  • THERE'S A BABY IN THE BARN.
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  • WHEN WE THINK ABOUT JESUS,
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  • YOU CAN NOT THINK ABOUT JESUS IN A VACUUM.
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  • YOU MUST LOOK AT THE NECESSITY, AND THE HISTORY
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  • UNDER WHICH JESUS ARRIVED,
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  • KEEPING IN MIND THOUSANDS OF YEARS
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  • OF PROPHETIC DECLARATION, AND A HUNGER IN THE EARTH,
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  • AND THE NEED FOR SOMEONE TO SAVE US FROM OURSELVES.
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  • WHEN WE WERE FIRST CREATED, WE WERE PERFECT,
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  • AND OF COURSE, THERE WAS A FALL IN THE GARDEN,
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  • WE WERE KICKED OUT OF THE GARDEN.
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  • OF COURSE, GOD THEN CHOSE HIS PEOPLE, THE ISRAEL,
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  • OR THE NATION OF ISRAEL, AND THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL,
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  • AND HE CHOSE THEM FROM AMONG ALL THE OTHER PEOPLES
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  • OF THE EARTH, AND FROM THEM WOULD RISE ONE DAY,
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  • ACCORDING TO PROPHECY, A MESSIAH, THE MASHIACH,
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  • ONE WHO SAVE AND REDEEM THE NATION OF ISRAEL,
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  • AND THEREFORE, AND THROUGH THAT,
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  • ALL THE OTHER NATIONS OF THE WORLD
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  • WOULD BE BLESSED AND FIND SALVATION.
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  • AND SO THERE WERE WHISPERS OF THE MESSIAH COMING,
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  • PROPHECIES OF THE MESSIAH, FOR UNTO US, A CHILD IS BORN,
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  • UNTO US, A SON IS GIVEN AND HIS NAME WILL BE CALLED
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  • EMMANUEL, GOD WITH US, AND HE'S GONNA BE WONDERFUL,
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  • COUNCILOR, MIGHTY GOD, PRINCE OF PEACE, EVERLASTING FATHER,
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  • ALL OF THESE GREAT THINGS,
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  • AND THERE WAS ALL OF THIS WRITING FROM GENESIS TO MALACHI,
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  • AND THEN 400 YEARS OF SILENCE,
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  • AND THEN VERY INEXPLICABLY, IN LUKE CHAPTER TWO,
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  • HERE COMES SOME ANGELS SHOWING UP TO ANNOUNCE
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  • THAT THE BABY HAS ARRIVED.
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  • AND IF I'M GOD, AND I'M GLAD I'M NOT BUT IF I WAS,
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  • AFTER ALL OF THE STUFF THAT WAS GOING ON IN THE EARTH,
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  • I WOULD DO WHATEVER I COULD TO GET EVERYBODY'S ATTENTION,
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  • SO I'M THINKING, IF YOU'RE GOING TO BRING THE REDEEMER,
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  • THE SAVIOR, THE DELIVERER, THE ONE WHO WOULD
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  • SAVE THE PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS,
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  • WHY WOULDN'T YOU PUT THIS BABY IN THE TOP PALACE,
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  • CALL ALL THE LEADERS OF THE WORLD, SHUT THE SUN DOWN,
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  • JUST STOP THE EARTH AND BE LIKE, "HEY, EVERYBODY LISTEN!"
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  • BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT GOD DID.
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  • WHAT HE DID IS HE ANNOUNCED IT TO SHEPHERDS IN A FIELD,
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  • AND SAID, I GOT A PRESENT FOR Y'ALL,
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  • AND HE'S IN A BARN, IN A MANGER,
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  • AND I NEED Y'ALL TO GO CHECK HIM OUT.
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  • WHY WOULD GOD HIDE HIS MOST PRIZED POSSESSION,
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  • HIS MOST PERFECT GIFT IN A BARN?
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  • WHO HIDES SOMETHING VALUABLE IN A BARN?
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  • WELL GOD SPECIALIZES IN HIDING THAT WHICH IS VALUABLE
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  • IN NONDESCRIPT LOCATIONS. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDS]
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  • GOD SPECIALIZES IN HOUSING THAT WHICH
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  • THE WORLD COULDN'T UNDERSTAND IN NONDESCRIPT PLACES.
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  • THERE'S A STORY OF A WOMAN WHO BOUGHT A PAINTING
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  • IN A GARAGE SALE.
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  • ANY GARAGE SALE HUNTERS IN HERE?
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  • ANYBODY EVERY GO TO A GARAGE SALE?
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  • MY MOTHER USED TO GO TO A GARAGE SALES ALL THE TIME.
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  • I HAD SOME CLOTHES THAT WERE PURCHASED
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  • AT GARAGE SALES, AMEN.
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  • STILL MAD ABOUT IT, BUT I'M ALL RIGHT NOW.
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  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
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  • A WOMAN BOUGHT A PAINTING FOR $9, $9,
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  • AND THIS IS HER QUOTE.
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  • SHE SAID, "I BOUGHT IT BECAUSE IT WAS UGLY."
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  • IT TURNS OUT THAT THE PAINTING WAS AN ABSTRACT PORTRAIT
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  • BY AN ARTIST NAMED JACKSON POLLACK,
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  • AND APPARENTLY THIS PORTRAIT WAS WORTH ABOUT $50 MILLION.
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  • THAT'S WHAT I SAID.
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  • I SAID, I SERVE YOU, YOU COULDN'T LET ME
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  • GO TO THE GARAGE SALE? [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
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  • FIND A $9 PAINTING FOR $50 MILLION.
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  • YOU WON'T LET ME PLAY THE LOTTERY,
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  • SO AT LEAST LET ME GET THE PAINTING.
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  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
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  • BUT WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THAT ONE PERSON'S TRASH
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  • IS ANOTHER PERSON'S TREASURE.
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  • SEE, THERE'S SOME THINGS THAT THE ENEMY
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  • WANTS TO KEEP YOU HELD HOSTAGE TO,
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  • WANTS YOU TO STAY UNDER THE TRASH OF YOUR SHAME,
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  • AND YOUR GUILT, AND YOUR BAD DECISIONS,
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  • AND THE THINGS THAT YOU'RE NOT PROUD OF,
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  • BUT THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, THE REALIZATION
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  • THAT THERE'S A BABY IN THE BARN,
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  • THERE'S SOMETHING VALUABLE THAT GOD WANTS TO GIVE YOU
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  • IN THE MIDST OF YOUR BROKEN THINGS,
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  • IN THE MIDST OF YOUR WORST POSSIBLE VERSION OF YOURSELF.
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  • THIS IS THE POWER OF CHRISTMAS.
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  • NOT THAT THERE ARE GIFTS UNDER A TREE,
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  • BUT THAT THERE WAS A GIFT GIVEN FOR YOU,
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  • WHEN YOU AND I COULD NOT EVEN PAY FOR IT,
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  • EARN IT, OR DESERVE IT.
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  • SOMEBODY NEEDS TO GIVE GOD PRAISE, BECAUSE THERE'S A BABY
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  • IN THE BARN. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDS]
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  • AND I KNOW WE'VE SEEN NATIVITY SCENES,
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  • AND I DON'T WANNA MESS UP YOUR CHRISTMAS,
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  • 'CAUSE THE NATIVITY SCENES THAT WE NORMALLY SEE ON THE LAWN
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  • IS ALL SWEET, YOU GOT LIGHT-SKIN PEOPLE OUT THERE
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  • HOLDING A BABY, AND THE STRAW'S ALL PERFECT,
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  • AND THEN THERE'S A STAR AT THE TOP,
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  • AND THERE'S SOME CAMELS, AND THE CAMELS ARE SMILING,
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  • AND THERE'S THREE WISE MEN, WHICH BY THE WAY,
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  • THEY DIDN'T SHOW UP 'TIL ABOUT WHEN HE WAS TWO YEARS OLD,
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  • BUT DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT. [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
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  • AND SO THIS WHOLE THING WAS SO SWEET,
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  • AND EVERYTHING WAS SO PERFECT, EVERYTHING WAS SO PRETTY.
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  • BUT THE REALITY OF JESUS' BIRTH WAS A LITTLE LESS ROMANTIC.
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  • HE WAS BORN IN A STABLE AROUND STINKY ANIMALS,
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  • OUTSIDE, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT,
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  • UNDER UNSANITARY CONDITIONS.
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  • JUST IMAGINE, ANYBODY EVER SEE THAT MOVIE,
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  • "SECRET LIFE OF PETS?"
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  • MY KIDS GOT ME WATCHING IT NOW.
  • 00:10:17.230 --> 00:10:18.180
  • OKAY, I LIKE IT TOO. [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:10:18.210 --> 00:10:21.020
  • BUT IF ANIMALS COULD TALK,
  • 00:10:21.050 --> 00:10:23.080
  • I WONDER WHAT THE CAMELS WOULD SAY
  • 00:10:23.110 --> 00:10:24.210
  • WHILE THEY WATCHIN' MARY AND JOSEPH AND THIS BABY,
  • 00:10:24.240 --> 00:10:28.140
  • LIKE CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT,
  • 00:10:28.170 --> 00:10:29.240
  • THAT LADY JUST HAD A BABY IN HERE.
  • 00:10:29.270 --> 00:10:31.060
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:10:31.090 --> 00:10:32.060
  • HEY, JIMMY, DID YOU SEE THAT?
  • 00:10:32.090 --> 00:10:33.160
  • YEAH, I SAW THAT, I AIN'T NEVER SEE NOTHIN' LIKE THAT, MAN,
  • 00:10:33.190 --> 00:10:34.130
  • THAT'S CRAZY, MAN. [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:10:34.160 --> 00:10:35.230
  • CRAZY, WENT UP AND HAD A BABY,
  • 00:10:35.260 --> 00:10:39.100
  • AND THEY PUT THE BABY IN OUR FEEDING TROUGH.
  • 00:10:39.130 --> 00:10:41.110
  • SEE, A MANGER IS NOT A STABLE,
  • 00:10:41.140 --> 00:10:43.230
  • THE MANGER IS ACTUALLY THE THING
  • 00:10:43.260 --> 00:10:44.240
  • THAT THEY PUT THE FEED IN FOR THE ANIMALS,
  • 00:10:44.270 --> 00:10:48.040
  • BUT IT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT HE COULD SIT IN,
  • 00:10:48.070 --> 00:10:49.180
  • IT WAS THE VERSION OF A CRIB.
  • 00:10:49.210 --> 00:10:52.030
  • WHY WOULD GOD HIDE HIS MOST PRIZED POSSESSION
  • 00:10:52.060 --> 00:10:55.050
  • IN A BARN, IN A MANGER?
  • 00:10:55.080 --> 00:10:59.150
  • WHY WOULDN'T YOU PUT HIM IN A PALACE AMONGST THE KINGS?
  • 00:10:59.180 --> 00:11:01.200
  • WHY WOULDN'T YOU LET THE WORLD KNOW?
  • 00:11:01.230 --> 00:11:04.080
  • HERE'S WHY, MAYBE GOD WANTED JESUS TO BE BORN IN A MANGER,
  • 00:11:04.110 --> 00:11:07.210
  • BECAUSE IF HE WAS IN A PALACE,
  • 00:11:07.240 --> 00:11:09.220
  • THE PEOPLE WHO NEEDED HIM THE MOST COULDN'T GET TO HIM,
  • 00:11:09.250 --> 00:11:12.180
  • BECAUSE I'M NOT PALACE MATERIAL, I'M NOT ROYAL MATERIAL,
  • 00:11:12.210 --> 00:11:17.130
  • I'M GLAD GOD BROUGHT THE BABY TO A MANGER
  • 00:11:17.160 --> 00:11:20.170
  • WITH A BUNCH OF DIRT, AND ANIMALS, AND MESS,
  • 00:11:20.200 --> 00:11:24.050
  • BECAUSE MY FLESH IS DIRTY, AND MESSY,
  • 00:11:24.080 --> 00:11:26.040
  • AND IN NEED OF SOMETHING TO PURIFY IT FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
  • 00:11:26.070 --> 00:11:31.030
  • I'M GLAD THE BABY WASN'T BORN WHERE I COULDN'T GET TO HIM.
  • 00:11:31.060 --> 00:11:34.120
  • GOD TOOK THE HIGHEST OF THE HIGH,
  • 00:11:34.150 --> 00:11:36.130
  • BROUGHT HIM TO THE LOWEST OF THE LOW,
  • 00:11:36.160 --> 00:11:37.090
  • AND SAID, IF YOU WANNA SEE HIM,
  • 00:11:37.120 --> 00:11:39.110
  • YOU GOTTA HUMBLE YOURSELF, YOU GOTTA BRING YOURSELF DOWN.
  • 00:11:39.140 --> 00:11:43.200
  • THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO THANK GOD
  • 00:11:43.230 --> 00:11:46.050
  • THAT THERE'S A BABY IN THE BARN, AND NOT IN A PALACE,
  • 00:11:46.080 --> 00:11:51.110
  • BECAUSE WE WOULD NOT QUALIFY TO EVEN APPROACH HIM,
  • 00:11:51.140 --> 00:11:55.110
  • BUT BECAUSE, [AUDIENCE CHEERS]
  • 00:11:55.140 --> 00:12:03.160
  • BUT BECAUSE HE MADE HIMSELF OF NO REPUTATION,
  • 00:12:03.190 --> 00:12:08.240
  • AH, BEING BROUGHT IN TO THE FORM OF A MAN,
  • 00:12:08.270 --> 00:12:10.290
  • GOD WRAPPED FLESH AROUND THE MYSTERY,
  • 00:12:11.020 --> 00:12:13.020
  • AND BROUGHT HIM IN TO A MANGER, WE GET TO ACCESS THIS BABY,
  • 00:12:13.050 --> 00:12:21.170
  • THIS SON, THERE'S A BABY IN THE BARN,
  • 00:12:21.200 --> 00:12:23.240
  • AND HE'S ABLE TO SAVE, AND HE'S ABLE TO HEAL,
  • 00:12:23.270 --> 00:12:28.080
  • AND HE'S ABLE TO SET FREE,
  • 00:12:28.110 --> 00:12:29.270
  • AND IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW DIRTY YOU ARE,
  • 00:12:30.000 --> 00:12:30.280
  • THAT'S WHY HE WAS BORN IN A MANGER, WHY?
  • 00:12:31.010 --> 00:12:35.030
  • BECAUSE THERE'S NO AMOUNT OF DIRT THAT'S TOO MUCH
  • 00:12:35.060 --> 00:12:37.230
  • FOR HIM TO COME AND VISIT YOU IN,
  • 00:12:37.260 --> 00:12:40.260
  • TO COME AND DWELL IN.
  • 00:12:40.290 --> 00:12:42.240
  • -[ANNOUNCER] WHO AMONG US DOESN'T APPRECIATE A GIFT?
  • 00:12:42.270 --> 00:12:45.150
  • ESPECIALLY ONE THAT IS UNEXPECTED
  • 00:12:45.180 --> 00:12:48.110
  • OR WORTH MORE THAN WE EVER THOUGHT WE DESERVED.
  • 00:12:48.140 --> 00:12:50.120
  • GOD IS YOUR GOOD FATHER, WHO WANTS TO SHOWER YOU
  • 00:12:50.150 --> 00:12:54.030
  • WITH UNMERITED FAVOR, AND GIVE YOU EXTRAVAGANT GIFTS.
  • 00:12:54.060 --> 00:12:56.280
  • IN FACT, EACH AND EVERY BELIEVER HAS BEEN GIVEN
  • 00:12:57.010 --> 00:13:00.250
  • A MARVELOUS GIFT THAT HOLDS EVEN MORE GIFTS, JESUS.
  • 00:13:00.280 --> 00:13:05.010
  • IN HIS NEW THREE-PART AUDIO SERIES, THE GIFT,
  • 00:13:05.040 --> 00:13:06.240
  • PASTOR JOHN GRAY REVEALS THE ETERNAL FACT
  • 00:13:06.270 --> 00:13:09.220
  • THAT SALVATION IS MUCH MORE
  • 00:13:09.250 --> 00:13:12.130
  • THAN A ONE-TIME TICKET TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:12.160 --> 00:13:14.140
  • IT'S AN OPEN DOOR TO CONTINUOUS BLESSINGS,
  • 00:13:14.170 --> 00:13:17.190
  • EMPOWERING YOU TO LIVE A VICTORY-FILLED LIFE,
  • 00:13:17.220 --> 00:13:20.050
  • RIGHT HERE, AND RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:13:20.080 --> 00:13:21.130
  • THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO SEND YOU
  • 00:13:21.160 --> 00:13:23.220
  • YOUR VERY OWN COPY OF THE GIFT,
  • 00:13:23.250 --> 00:13:25.280
  • IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR SUPPORT
  • 00:13:26.010 --> 00:13:27.170
  • OF THE WORLDWIDE OUTREACHES OF TBN.
  • 00:13:27.200 --> 00:13:29.220
  • DISCOVER THE MANY GIFTS AND SURPRISES
  • 00:13:29.250 --> 00:13:32.030
  • GOD HAS IN STORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:13:32.060 --> 00:13:33.280
  • DON'T WAIT, CALL OR VISIT US ONLINE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:13:34.010 --> 00:13:40.050
  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDS]
  • 00:13:40.080 --> 00:13:41.130
  • - WHY DID GOD HIDE HIS MOST PRIZED POSSESSION IN A BARN?
  • 00:13:41.160 --> 00:13:49.240
  • WELL GOD ALWAYS HIDES GREAT THINGS.
  • 00:13:49.270 --> 00:13:52.220
  • LOOK AT YOU.
  • 00:13:52.250 --> 00:13:54.000
  • PEOPLE THINK THEY KNOW YOU.
  • 00:13:54.030 --> 00:13:55.050
  • THEY DON'T HAVE A CLUE WHAT'S ON THE INSIDE OF YOU.
  • 00:13:55.080 --> 00:13:57.080
  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDS]
  • 00:13:57.110 --> 00:13:58.200
  • OVER 27 TEAMS COMING, AND WHEN GOD REVEALS
  • 00:13:58.230 --> 00:14:01.250
  • WHAT HE'S BEEN WORKING ON YOUR ENTIRE LIFE,
  • 00:14:01.280 --> 00:14:04.020
  • THE PEOPLE WHO THOUGHT THEY KNEW YOU
  • 00:14:04.050 --> 00:14:05.220
  • GONNA BE SITTING THERE WITH THEIR OPEN,
  • 00:14:05.250 --> 00:14:07.060
  • TALKING ABOUT [GASPS] I HAD NO CLUE,
  • 00:14:07.090 --> 00:14:08.080
  • YEAH, BECAUSE GOD HAD IT HIDDEN UNTIL THIS MOMENT.
  • 00:14:08.110 --> 00:14:11.180
  • GOD WILL ALWAYS HIDE GREATNESS IN PLACES
  • 00:14:11.210 --> 00:14:14.120
  • WHERE IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE BURIED,
  • 00:14:14.150 --> 00:14:17.220
  • 'CAUSE HE WANTS TO THROW THE ENEMY OFF.
  • 00:14:17.250 --> 00:14:18.220
  • IF THE ENEMY HAD ANY CLUE WHAT WAS IN YOU,
  • 00:14:18.250 --> 00:14:22.060
  • HE WOULD HAVE TAKEN YOU OUT WHEN HE HAD THE CHANCE,
  • 00:14:22.090 --> 00:14:23.260
  • BUT GOD HAS KEPT YOU UNTIL THIS MOMENT.
  • 00:14:23.290 --> 00:14:27.230
  • IS EVERYBODY GRATEFUL THERE'S A BABY IN THE BARN?
  • 00:14:27.260 --> 00:14:32.090
  • I NEED A FIVE SECOND PRAISE IN HERE.
  • 00:14:32.120 --> 00:14:34.030
  • [AUDIENCE CHEERS]
  • 00:14:34.060 --> 00:14:43.100
  • GOD WILL ALWAYS HIDE VALUABLE THINGS IN SECRET LOCATIONS.
  • 00:14:43.130 --> 00:14:47.210
  • HE HID A DELIVERER, PUT HIM IN AN ARK,
  • 00:14:47.240 --> 00:14:50.090
  • AND ROLLED HIM DOWN THE RIVER PAST CROCODILES AND PIRANHAS
  • 00:14:50.120 --> 00:14:53.100
  • ONLY FOR THAT BABY TO LAND ON THE SHORE,
  • 00:14:53.130 --> 00:14:55.240
  • AND FOR PHARAOH'S HOUSE TO RAISE HIM.
  • 00:14:55.270 --> 00:15:00.050
  • HE WOULD BECOME MOSES WHO WAS TRAINED, AND SCHOOLED
  • 00:15:00.080 --> 00:15:03.080
  • IN ALL THE KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM OF THE EGYPTIANS,
  • 00:15:03.110 --> 00:15:05.130
  • YET HE WAS A HEBREW, SO HE WAS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS,
  • 00:15:05.160 --> 00:15:07.220
  • AND HE WAS ABLE TO BE USED BY GOD TO BE A DELIVERER
  • 00:15:07.250 --> 00:15:11.000
  • OF HIS PEOPLE.
  • 00:15:11.030 --> 00:15:12.220
  • GOD WILL HIDE YOU IN PLAIN SIGHT.
  • 00:15:12.250 --> 00:15:15.100
  • HE HID A RELUCTANT PROPHET IN THE BELLY OF THE FISH
  • 00:15:15.130 --> 00:15:18.260
  • UNTIL THE PROPHET SAID, PLEASE SPIT ME OUT,
  • 00:15:18.290 --> 00:15:22.120
  • I WILL SAY WHATEVER YOU WANT ME TO SAY.
  • 00:15:22.150 --> 00:15:24.020
  • PLEASE GET ME OUT OF HERE, I'M SORRY!
  • 00:15:24.050 --> 00:15:27.110
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:15:27.140 --> 00:15:29.210
  • GOD WILL HIDE A KING IN A FIELD,
  • 00:15:29.240 --> 00:15:33.000
  • AND PUT A SHEPHERD'S COSTUME ON HIM,
  • 00:15:33.030 --> 00:15:36.000
  • THE EIGHTH SON OF A MAN NAMED JESSE
  • 00:15:36.030 --> 00:15:38.090
  • THAT NOBODY SAW COMING, BUT HE WAS OUT IN THE FIELD
  • 00:15:38.120 --> 00:15:41.010
  • WRITING SONGS, AND SINGING TO GOD,
  • 00:15:41.040 --> 00:15:43.040
  • AND RAISING THE SHEEP OF HIS FATHER.
  • 00:15:43.070 --> 00:15:44.120
  • HE WAS HIDDEN IN A FIELD, GOD'LL HIDE A KING
  • 00:15:44.150 --> 00:15:47.080
  • IN A FIELD UNTIL HE'S READY, UNTIL THE LION SHOWS UP,
  • 00:15:47.110 --> 00:15:51.010
  • AND WHEN THE LION SHOWS UP,
  • 00:15:51.040 --> 00:15:53.070
  • GOD'LL TAKE THE SHEPHERD COSTUME OFF,
  • 00:15:53.100 --> 00:15:54.280
  • AND PUT A ROCK IN YOUR HAND, AND HE WILL LET PEOPLE KNOW
  • 00:15:55.010 --> 00:16:00.040
  • YOU WERE A KING THE ENTIRE TIME.
  • 00:16:00.070 --> 00:16:02.110
  • GOD WILL HIDE VALUABLE THINGS
  • 00:16:02.140 --> 00:16:04.020
  • UNTIL IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO BE REVEALED.
  • 00:16:04.050 --> 00:16:06.290
  • THE BIBLE SAYS IN 119 AN 11, HE HIDES HIS WORD IN OUR HEART
  • 00:16:07.020 --> 00:16:11.100
  • THAT WE MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST HIM.
  • 00:16:11.130 --> 00:16:13.250
  • IS ANYBODY GRATEFUL THAT GOD STILL HIDES VALUABLE THINGS?
  • 00:16:13.280 --> 00:16:18.040
  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDS]
  • 00:16:18.070 --> 00:16:22.270
  • THE BIBLE SAYS IN 2 CORINTHIANS FOUR AND SEVEN,
  • 00:16:23.000 --> 00:16:25.000
  • WE HAVE THIS TREASURE IN EARTH AND VESSELS, JARS OF CLAY.
  • 00:16:25.030 --> 00:16:29.080
  • GOD STILL PUTS TREASURE IN JARS OF CLAY.
  • 00:16:29.110 --> 00:16:32.010
  • WHO HIDES A BABY IN A BARN?
  • 00:16:32.040 --> 00:16:37.170
  • I WONDER WHAT THAT INNKEEPER WAS THINKING.
  • 00:16:37.200 --> 00:16:40.230
  • I WONDER IF THE INNKEEPER HAD A SON, OR SOME KIDS.
  • 00:16:40.260 --> 00:16:43.230
  • YOU KNOW, GOT A SMALL BUSINESS,
  • 00:16:43.260 --> 00:16:44.220
  • MAYBE YOU KEEP YOUR SUPPLIES OUTSIDE,
  • 00:16:44.250 --> 00:16:49.040
  • AND MAYBE HE WAS WORKING AND TOLD HIS SON,
  • 00:16:49.070 --> 00:16:52.130
  • "HEY GO OUT TO THE BARN, I NEED YOU TO GET A COUPLE THINGS."
  • 00:16:52.160 --> 00:16:54.260
  • MAYBE A LITTLE BOY RAN OUT THERE AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN
  • 00:16:54.290 --> 00:16:57.070
  • HE SAW THIS MAN AND THIS WOMAN AND THIS BABY,
  • 00:16:57.100 --> 00:16:59.290
  • SAID, AW, THEY DONE HAD A BABY OUT HERE IN THIS BARN,
  • 00:17:00.040 --> 00:17:03.180
  • I'M TELLING MY DADDY.
  • 00:17:03.210 --> 00:17:04.180
  • HE DONE RAN BACK, "DADDY."
  • 00:17:04.210 --> 00:17:06.090
  • "WHAT, BOY?"
  • 00:17:06.120 --> 00:17:07.190
  • "THERE'S THIS LADY OUTSIDE SHE JUST HAD A BABY IN THE BARN."
  • 00:17:07.220 --> 00:17:10.140
  • "WHAT?"
  • 00:17:10.170 --> 00:17:11.120
  • "I SAID SHE'S HAD A BABY IN THE BARN,
  • 00:17:11.150 --> 00:17:13.090
  • "A BABY'S IN THE MANGER.
  • 00:17:13.120 --> 00:17:15.010
  • "YOU TOLD THAT LADY YOU AIN'T HAD NO ROOMS,
  • 00:17:15.040 --> 00:17:16.170
  • "I KNOW YOU GOT TWO ROOMS LEFT, YOU IN TROUBLE NOW.
  • 00:17:16.200 --> 00:17:18.120
  • "I KNOW WHAT YOU DID."
  • 00:17:18.150 --> 00:17:20.040
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:17:20.070 --> 00:17:22.220
  • BUT EVEN THE ANIMALS WAS IN THERE TALKING.
  • 00:17:22.250 --> 00:17:24.050
  • THE ANIMALS SAID, THAT'S CRAZY, SHE DONE HAD A BABY,
  • 00:17:24.080 --> 00:17:26.100
  • PUT THAT BABY RIGHT IN THAT MANGER, THAT'S CRAZY.
  • 00:17:26.130 --> 00:17:28.180
  • SHE NEED TO FEED THAT BABY,
  • 00:17:28.210 --> 00:17:29.200
  • THAT DON'T MAKE NO KIND OF SENSE.
  • 00:17:29.230 --> 00:17:31.060
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:17:31.090 --> 00:17:35.220
  • SOME PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S IN YOU,
  • 00:17:35.250 --> 00:17:36.260
  • AND THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO BURST.
  • 00:17:36.290 --> 00:17:40.190
  • SO GOD HAD TO DO IT HIMSELF.
  • 00:17:40.220 --> 00:17:45.060
  • WE COULDN'T MAKE A MESSIAH, SO GOD HAD TO DO IT HIMSELF,
  • 00:17:45.090 --> 00:17:48.200
  • AND BROUGHT THIS MESSIAH
  • 00:17:48.230 --> 00:17:50.030
  • THROUGH VERY CONTROVERSIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:17:50.060 --> 00:17:53.020
  • A TEENAGE MOTHER WHO WAS UNWED, SHE WAS ONLY ENGAGED,
  • 00:17:53.050 --> 00:17:56.010
  • A VIRGIN, THIS IS UNHEARD, NEVER HEARD OS SUCH, WHY?
  • 00:17:56.040 --> 00:18:00.070
  • BECAUSE GOD WANTED TO REMOVE THE ROOT OF PRIDE
  • 00:18:00.100 --> 00:18:03.180
  • FROM ANYBODY WHO THOUGHT THEY COULD DO IT ON THEIR OWN.
  • 00:18:03.210 --> 00:18:07.140
  • GOD SPECIALIZES IN HIDING VALUABLE THINGS
  • 00:18:07.170 --> 00:18:10.180
  • IN NONDESCRIPT LOCATIONS.
  • 00:18:10.210 --> 00:18:14.250
  • THE MANGER IS ACTUALLY NOT THE STABLE,
  • 00:18:14.280 --> 00:18:17.200
  • THE MANGER IS ACTUALLY WHAT THE ANIMALS FEED FROM.
  • 00:18:17.230 --> 00:18:20.100
  • WHY WOULD YOU PUT THE BABY WHERE THE ANIMALS FEED FROM?
  • 00:18:20.130 --> 00:18:22.220
  • MAYBE BECAUSE GOD WANTED US TO ACTUALLY FEED ON THE WORD,
  • 00:18:22.250 --> 00:18:28.260
  • BECAUSE JESUS WAS THE WORD, JOHN CHAPTER ONE VERSE ONE.
  • 00:18:28.290 --> 00:18:32.150
  • IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD,
  • 00:18:32.180 --> 00:18:34.220
  • AND THE WORD WAS GOD.
  • 00:18:34.250 --> 00:18:35.210
  • HE WAS IN THE BEGINNING WITH GOD.
  • 00:18:35.240 --> 00:18:38.040
  • THROUGH HIM, ALL THINGS WERE MADE THAT WERE MADE
  • 00:18:38.070 --> 00:18:39.230
  • AND NOT ONE THING THAT WAS MADE WAS MADE WITHOUT HIM.
  • 00:18:39.260 --> 00:18:41.280
  • I BELIEVE GOD STILL WANTS US TO FEED ON THE WORD,
  • 00:18:42.010 --> 00:18:44.290
  • FEED ON THE PRESENCE, FEED ON THIS
  • 00:18:45.020 --> 00:18:47.260
  • THAT JESUS HAS PROVIDED FOR US.
  • 00:18:47.290 --> 00:18:49.000
  • 33 SPOTLESS YEARS, WHO DIED, HE FULFILLED THE WORD,
  • 00:18:49.030 --> 00:18:54.060
  • AND NOW WE GET TO FILL UP ON THE WORD,
  • 00:18:54.090 --> 00:18:55.240
  • AND YOU CAN COME AS OFTEN AS YOU LIKE,
  • 00:18:55.270 --> 00:18:57.260
  • AND CAN TASTE AS MUCH AS YOU WANT,
  • 00:18:57.290 --> 00:18:59.230
  • FOR THE WORD SAYS, TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD.
  • 00:18:59.260 --> 00:19:05.100
  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDS]
  • 00:19:05.130 --> 00:19:06.280
  • I FEEL LIKE A LITTLE CALL AND RESPONSE.
  • 00:19:07.010 --> 00:19:09.140
  • 'CAUSE MY SERMON'S ALMOST OVER.
  • 00:19:09.170 --> 00:19:10.190
  • THIS IS GONNA BE THE SHORTEST SERMON
  • 00:19:10.220 --> 00:19:12.020
  • I'VE EVER PREACHED IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:19:12.050 --> 00:19:13.280
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:19:14.010 --> 00:19:15.250
  • 'CAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS, AND SOMEBODY IN MY HOUSE
  • 00:19:15.280 --> 00:19:16.250
  • BETTER HAVE ME A GIFT, THAT'S ALL I KNOW.
  • 00:19:16.280 --> 00:19:19.150
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:19:19.180 --> 00:19:21.230
  • GOT ME IN THESE STREETS PREACHING ON CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:19:21.260 --> 00:19:23.190
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:19:23.220 --> 00:19:30.280
  • JUST IN CASE YOU'RE HERE AND YOU'RE SAYING,
  • 00:19:31.010 --> 00:19:32.150
  • NOBODY WANNA GIVE ME NO GIFT,
  • 00:19:32.180 --> 00:19:34.230
  • YOU DON'T KNOW THE KIND OF LIFE I'VE LIVED.
  • 00:19:34.260 --> 00:19:37.210
  • DOESN'T MATTER, MA'AM, SIR, THOSE WATCHING ONLINE,
  • 00:19:37.240 --> 00:19:41.020
  • OR LISTENING VIA SIRIUS XM 128, GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:19:41.050 --> 00:19:45.020
  • GOD KNEW EXACTLY WHO YOU WERE, AND WHERE YOU'VE BEEN,
  • 00:19:45.050 --> 00:19:48.050
  • AND HE MADE SURE THAT HIS SON
  • 00:19:48.080 --> 00:19:49.170
  • CAME UNDER THE WORST POSSIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES,
  • 00:19:49.200 --> 00:19:52.140
  • SO THERE'S NO AMOUNT OF MESS, AND DEBRIS, AND DETRITUS,
  • 00:19:52.170 --> 00:19:57.130
  • THAT YOU CAN FLING THAT WOULD CAUSE HIM TO TURN AWAY.
  • 00:19:57.160 --> 00:20:02.220
  • IN FACT, HE WAS BORN IN A MANGER
  • 00:20:02.250 --> 00:20:05.010
  • SO THAT YOU AND I COULD KNOW THAT NO MATTER
  • 00:20:05.040 --> 00:20:09.070
  • HOW DIRTY OUR FLESH IS, AND HOW DIRTY OUR SOULS BECOME,
  • 00:20:09.100 --> 00:20:14.010
  • HE IS WILLING, AND IN FACT, HE'S LOOKING
  • 00:20:14.040 --> 00:20:16.160
  • TO COME AND LIVE ON THE INSIDE OF US.
  • 00:20:16.190 --> 00:20:20.250
  • THAT'S THE KEY TO CHRISTMAS. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDS]
  • 00:20:20.280 --> 00:20:22.190
  • NOT WHATEVER YOU GET UP UNDER A TREE.
  • 00:20:22.220 --> 00:20:25.210
  • IT'S GREAT TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP,
  • 00:20:25.240 --> 00:20:27.000
  • AND TO HAVE FOOD AND ALL OF THAT,
  • 00:20:27.030 --> 00:20:28.240
  • BUT THE OVER COMMERCIALIZATION OF CHRISTMAS
  • 00:20:28.270 --> 00:20:31.220
  • HAS MINIMIZED THE SANCTITY, AND THE POWER OF THIS MOMENT.
  • 00:20:31.250 --> 00:20:36.090
  • I KNOW THIS IS NOT THE EXACT DAY THAT HE WAS BORN,
  • 00:20:36.120 --> 00:20:39.250
  • BUT IT'S THE DAY THAT WE CHOOSE TO CELEBRATE,
  • 00:20:39.280 --> 00:20:41.120
  • AND I'M GONNA LIFT HIM UP. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDS]
  • 00:20:41.150 --> 00:20:43.200
  • I SAID I'M GONNA LIFT HIM UP TODAY.
  • 00:20:43.230 --> 00:20:44.240
  • [AUDIENCE CHEERS]
  • 00:20:44.270 --> 00:20:48.180
  • IT'S INTERESTING TO ME, THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE,
  • 00:20:48.210 --> 00:20:49.150
  • "Y'ALL HAVING CHURCH ON CHRISTMAS?"
  • 00:20:49.180 --> 00:20:52.010
  • UM YEAH! [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:20:52.040 --> 00:20:54.270
  • SINCE IT IS THE DAY THAT WE CELEBRATE HIM,
  • 00:20:55.000 --> 00:20:57.030
  • HE'S THE REASON WE'RE TOGETHER, HE IS THE CHURCH,
  • 00:20:57.060 --> 00:20:58.270
  • WHAT BETTER DAY THAN ON CHRISTMAS TO
  • 00:20:59.000 --> 00:21:03.290
  • THAN ON CHRISTMAS DAY? [AUDIENCE CHEERS]
  • 00:21:04.020 --> 00:21:08.190
  • IT AIN'T ABOUT A GIFT UNDER THE TREE,
  • 00:21:08.220 --> 00:21:10.150
  • IT'S ABOUT THE FACT THAT NO MATTER HOW BROKEN WE ARE,
  • 00:21:10.180 --> 00:21:12.010
  • HE'S STILL GOT US COVERED, AND I'M GRATEFUL
  • 00:21:12.040 --> 00:21:14.230
  • THAT THERE WAS A BABY IN THAT BARN
  • 00:21:14.260 --> 00:21:16.220
  • SO I COULD HAVE SALVATION FOR MY SOUL,
  • 00:21:16.250 --> 00:21:19.020
  • AND FORGIVENESS FOR MY SINS,
  • 00:21:19.050 --> 00:21:21.020
  • AND FREEDOM FROM BONDAGE AND OPPRESSION,
  • 00:21:21.050 --> 00:21:23.160
  • AND EVERYTHING THAT THE ENEMY HAS TRIED
  • 00:21:23.190 --> 00:21:26.110
  • TO HOLD ME HOSTAGE TO.
  • 00:21:26.140 --> 00:21:30.060
  • IT STARTED ON ONE NIGHT OVER 2000 YEARS AGO.
  • 00:21:30.090 --> 00:21:34.280
  • A REDHEAD ANGEL SHOWED UP. [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:21:35.010 --> 00:21:39.110
  • TALKING ABOUT PEACE ON EARTH, GOOD WILL TOWARDS MEN.
  • 00:21:39.140 --> 00:21:43.130
  • IT WASN'T A REGULAR NIGHT.
  • 00:21:43.160 --> 00:21:45.220
  • IT WAS A HOLY, SACRED MOMENT.
  • 00:21:45.250 --> 00:21:49.060
  • IT WASN'T JUST ANY OLD EVENING.
  • 00:21:49.090 --> 00:21:53.030
  • I WONDER WHAT IT WAS LIKE, JUST USE YOUR IMAGINATION.
  • 00:21:53.060 --> 00:21:55.170
  • I WONDER WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO JUST BE SITTING THERE,
  • 00:21:55.200 --> 00:21:59.050
  • A SHEPHERD, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, ETERNITY VISITS,
  • 00:21:59.080 --> 00:22:02.140
  • HEAVEN, HEAVEN VISITS THE EARTH.
  • 00:22:02.170 --> 00:22:07.130
  • THAT'LL CHANGE YOUR WHOLE NIGHT.
  • 00:22:07.160 --> 00:22:10.250
  • THAT'S NOT A REGULAR NIGHT, THAT'S A HOLY NIGHT.
  • 00:22:10.280 --> 00:22:14.070
  • I FEEL LIKE SINGING.
  • 00:22:14.100 --> 00:22:15.290
  • [AUDIENCE CHEERS]
  • 00:22:16.020 --> 00:22:19.240
  • APPARENTLY ONLY ONE OF Y'ALL WANTS TO HEAR ME, SO.
  • 00:22:19.270 --> 00:22:22.050
  • [AUDIENCE CHEERS]
  • 00:22:22.080 --> 00:22:23.090
  • NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, I'M EMOTIONAL, I'M SENSITIVE,
  • 00:22:23.120 --> 00:22:26.200
  • NOT IT'S OKAY.
  • 00:22:26.230 --> 00:22:29.140
  • I TRY TO SET Y'ALL UP FOR A SONG, Y'ALL DIDN'T WANT IT.
  • 00:22:29.170 --> 00:22:31.180
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:22:31.210 --> 00:22:34.000
  • I FEEL LIKE SINGING, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:22:34.030 --> 00:22:35.240
  • I PREACHED, SO I DON'T THINK I NEED TO SING.
  • 00:22:35.270 --> 00:22:37.090
  • YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE GREAT, IF DANGER WOULD COME AND SING.
  • 00:22:37.120 --> 00:22:40.060
  • [AUDIENCE CHEERS]
  • 00:22:40.090 --> 00:22:44.070
  • [SOFT MUSIC]
  • 00:22:44.100 --> 00:22:51.270
  • OH HOLY NIGHT
  • 00:22:52.000 --> 00:22:55.220
  • THE STARS ARE BRIGHTLY SHINING
  • 00:22:55.250 --> 00:23:01.260
  • IT IS THE NIGHT OF OUR DEAR SAVIOR'S BIRTH
  • 00:23:01.290 --> 00:23:11.190
  • AND ALONG LAY THE WORLD
  • 00:23:11.220 --> 00:23:16.050
  • IN SIN AND ERROR PINING
  • 00:23:16.080 --> 00:23:22.000
  • 'TIL HE APPEARED AND THE SOUL HELD ITS WORTH
  • 00:23:22.030 --> 00:23:32.000
  • A THRILL OF HOPE
  • 00:23:32.030 --> 00:23:36.090
  • THE WEARY WORLD REJOICES
  • 00:23:36.120 --> 00:23:40.270
  • FOR YONDER [AUDIENCE CHEERS]
  • 00:23:41.000 --> 00:23:43.230
  • THERE'S A BABY IN THE BARN, THERE'S A BABY IN THE BARN
  • 00:23:43.260 --> 00:23:47.280
  • AND HIS NAME IS JESUS IN THE BARN
  • 00:23:48.010 --> 00:23:51.110
  • AND WE'RE WATCHING TBN 'CAUSE JESUS IS MY FRIEND
  • 00:23:51.140 --> 00:23:54.160
  • AND RIGHT NOW THERE'S A BABY IN THE BARN
  • 00:23:54.190 --> 00:23:57.120
  • THINK ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:23:57.150 --> 00:23:58.220
  • JESUS IS A GIFT, AND HE WANTS YOU
  • 00:23:58.250 --> 00:24:02.010
  • TO RECEIVE ALL OF WHO HE IS.
  • 00:24:02.040 --> 00:24:03.060
  • IT'S A LIFETIME OF DISCOVERY,
  • 00:24:03.090 --> 00:24:05.140
  • AS JESUS CONTINUALLY REVEALS WHO HE IS TO YOU.
  • 00:24:05.170 --> 00:24:09.240
  • THE MORE YOU JOURNEY DOWN THIS PATH
  • 00:24:09.270 --> 00:24:11.260
  • AND PARTAKE OF THE GIFT OF JESUS,
  • 00:24:11.290 --> 00:24:13.260
  • GOD WILL SHOW YOU WONDERS
  • 00:24:13.290 --> 00:24:16.040
  • BEYOND YOUR WILDEST THOUGHTS AND DREAMS.
  • 00:24:16.070 --> 00:24:17.250
  • THAT'S WHY I WANT YOU TO GET MY LATEST SERIES, THE GIFT,
  • 00:24:17.280 --> 00:24:21.100
  • AND MY NEW SINGLE, THERE'S A BABY IN THE BARN.
  • 00:24:21.130 --> 00:24:24.200
  • OKAY, I DON'T HAVE A SONG READY,
  • 00:24:24.230 --> 00:24:26.170
  • BUT I TOTALLY NEED TO WRITE IT.
  • 00:24:26.200 --> 00:24:28.170
  • YOU'RE GONNA DISCOVER WHY JESUS IS MORE
  • 00:24:28.200 --> 00:24:31.020
  • THAN JUST A GIFT YOU RECEIVE WHEN YOU GET BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:24:31.050 --> 00:24:34.210
  • GOD HAS A LIFETIME OF SURPRISES PLANNED FOR YOU
  • 00:24:34.240 --> 00:24:38.010
  • IN CHRIST JESUS.
  • 00:24:38.040 --> 00:24:39.180
  • SO GIVE YOUR GIFT TODAY, IN FAITH,
  • 00:24:39.210 --> 00:24:41.280
  • BY CALLING THE NUMBER ON THE SCREEN,
  • 00:24:42.010 --> 00:24:44.040
  • OR LOGGING ON TO OUR WEBSITE.
  • 00:24:44.070 --> 00:24:46.080
  • WHEN YOU DO, YOUR GENEROSITY ENSURES
  • 00:24:46.110 --> 00:24:49.190
  • THE GOSPEL WILL CONTINUE TO REACH PEOPLE
  • 00:24:49.220 --> 00:24:52.010
  • WHO ARE DESPERATELY IN NEED OF CHRIST JESUS.
  • 00:24:52.040 --> 00:24:55.030
  • -[ANNOUNCER] WHO AMONG US DOESN'T APPRECIATE A GIFT?
  • 00:24:55.060 --> 00:24:57.240
  • ESPECIALLY ONE THAT IS UNEXPECTED,
  • 00:24:57.270 --> 00:25:00.170
  • OR WORTH MORE THAN WE EVER THOUGHT WE DESERVED.
  • 00:25:00.200 --> 00:25:02.220
  • GOD IS YOUR GOOD FATHER, WHO WANTS TO SHOWER YOU
  • 00:25:02.250 --> 00:25:05.210
  • WITH UNMERITED FAVOR, AND GIVE YOU EXTRAVAGANT GIFTS.
  • 00:25:05.240 --> 00:25:09.080
  • IN FACT, EACH AND EVERY BELIEVER HAS BEEN GIVEN
  • 00:25:09.110 --> 00:25:12.070
  • A MARVELOUS GIFT THAT HOLDS EVEN MORE GIFTS, JESUS.
  • 00:25:12.100 --> 00:25:16.130
  • [AUDIENCE CHEERS]
  • 00:25:16.160 --> 00:25:17.080
  • - AT THE BIRTH OF A LITTLE BABY,
  • 00:25:17.110 --> 00:25:18.230
  • ALL OF HELL HAD TO BOW DOWN,
  • 00:25:18.260 --> 00:25:21.090
  • BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS, EVERY KNEE WILL BOW,
  • 00:25:21.120 --> 00:25:24.050
  • AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS,
  • 00:25:24.080 --> 00:25:26.180
  • ON HEAVEN, ON EARTH, AND UNDER THE EARTH,
  • 00:25:26.210 --> 00:25:28.250
  • THAT JESUS IS LORD.
  • 00:25:28.280 --> 00:25:30.090
  • -[ANNOUNCER] IN HIS NEW THREE-PART AUDIO
  • 00:25:30.120 --> 00:25:32.080
  • PASTOR JOHN GRAY REVEALS THE ETERNAL FACT
  • 00:25:32.110 --> 00:25:36.000
  • THAT SALVATION IS MUCH MORE THAN A ONE-TIME
  • 00:25:36.030 --> 00:25:39.010
  • TICKET TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:39.040 --> 00:25:40.040
  • IT'S AN OPEN DOOR TO CONTINUOUS BLESSINGS,
  • 00:25:40.070 --> 00:25:41.280
  • EMPOWERING YOU TO LIVE A VICTORY FILLED LIFE
  • 00:25:42.010 --> 00:25:44.230
  • RIGHT HERE, AND RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:25:44.260 --> 00:25:47.240
  • THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO SEND YOU
  • 00:25:47.270 --> 00:25:49.030
  • YOUR VERY OWN COPY OF THE GIFT,
  • 00:25:49.060 --> 00:25:51.090
  • IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR SUPPORT
  • 00:25:51.120 --> 00:25:53.000
  • OF THE WORLDWIDE OUTREACHES OF TBN.
  • 00:25:53.030 --> 00:25:55.050
  • AND WHEN YOU SHARE $70 OR MORE
  • 00:25:55.080 --> 00:25:57.200
  • TO ENSURE THAT TBN CAN TAKE THE LIFE-CHANGING,
  • 00:25:57.230 --> 00:26:01.210
  • GRACE FILLED NEWS OF THE GOSPEL
  • 00:26:01.240 --> 00:26:03.110
  • TO THE LOST AND HURTING, WE'LL ALSO INCLUDE
  • 00:26:03.140 --> 00:26:05.210
  • THIS SPECIAL BUNDLE OF JOHN GRAY'S BEST-SELLING BOOKS,
  • 00:26:05.240 --> 00:26:08.040
  • WIN FROM WITHIN, AND I AM NUMBER 8.
  • 00:26:08.070 --> 00:26:11.100
  • TAKE A MOMENT RIGHT NOW TO CALL,
  • 00:26:11.130 --> 00:26:13.290
  • OR GO SECURELY, AND CONVENIENTLY ONLINE,
  • 00:26:14.020 --> 00:26:16.200
  • TO CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL OF SUPPORT,
  • 00:26:16.230 --> 00:26:17.230
  • AND RECEIVE THESE GIFTS WITH OUR GRATITUDE.
  • 00:26:17.260 --> 00:26:20.270
  • DISCOVER THE MANY GIFTS AND SURPRISES
  • 00:26:21.000 --> 00:26:23.100
  • GOD HAS IN STORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:26:23.130 --> 00:26:26.060
  • DON'T WAIT, CALL OR VISIT US ONLINE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:26:26.090 --> 00:26:31.090
  • - WELL THAT'S OUR TIME FOR TODAY.
  • 00:26:31.120 --> 00:26:33.170
  • NOW AS YOU GO THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE WEEK,
  • 00:26:33.200 --> 00:26:35.150
  • HUMMING THAT SONG THAT I JUST MADE UP,
  • 00:26:35.180 --> 00:26:37.260
  • REMEMBER TO KEEP SEEING JESUS AS GOD'S GIFT.
  • 00:26:37.290 --> 00:26:41.000
  • I BELIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL ASSIST YOU
  • 00:26:41.030 --> 00:26:43.210
  • TO LIVE IN JOY, EVEN IN THE MIDST OF TOUGH CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:26:43.240 --> 00:26:47.090
  • MAKE SURE YOU REQUEST YOUR COPY OF THE GIFT SERIES,
  • 00:26:47.120 --> 00:26:50.180
  • SO THESE TRUTHS CAN CONTINUE TO TAKE ROOT IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:26:50.210 --> 00:26:54.200
  • I GOT THE JOY OF THE LORD, AND MY PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY
  • 00:26:54.230 --> 00:26:57.200
  • IS THAT YOU WOULD CONTINUE TO SEE JESUS,
  • 00:26:57.230 --> 00:26:59.120
  • AND THE HOPE OF HIS CALLING, REVEALED IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:26:59.150 --> 00:27:03.000
  • AND THAT GRACE AND FAVOR ABOUNDS SO MUCH IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:27:03.030 --> 00:27:06.120
  • THAT EVEN A TAX, SETBACKS, OR CIRCUMSTANCES
  • 00:27:06.150 --> 00:27:10.050
  • WILL END UP WORKING TOGETHER FOR YOUR GOOD, AMEN?
  • 00:27:10.080 --> 00:27:13.240
  • AMEN.
  • 00:27:13.270 --> 00:27:15.150
  • I LOVE YOU, GOD BLESS YOU, DON'T FORGET.
  • 00:27:15.180 --> 00:27:18.270
  • THERE'S A BABY IN THE BARN, THERE'S A BABY IN THE BARN
  • 00:27:19.000 --> 00:27:22.140
  • RIGHT HERE ON JOHN GRAY'S WORLD, WHOO!
  • 00:27:22.170 --> 00:27:25.220
  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
  • 00:27:25.250 --> 00:27:26.250