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Change Up: A Change of Direction

Watch Change Up: A Change of Direction
August 9, 2020
27:29

With God in the driver seat there is no need to be scared of change. No matter what the change; trust that God will make a new path.

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Change Up: A Change of Direction

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  • Kerry Shook: What you may notrealize is to have a real change
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  • of direction, what you needmost is a change of drivers.
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  • Kerry: I have up herea tandem bike.
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  • And I have it up here becauseit's really a good metaphor
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  • for life.
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  • In fact, I'll roll herright out here.
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  • You see, really life isa bicycle built for two.
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  • That's the way it should bebecause you were designed
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  • to have God in your life.
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  • Now, a lot of people don'trealize that their life is
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  • a bicycle built for two.
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  • They think their life isa bicycle built for one,
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  • and so they're driving theirlife, they're calling the shots.
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  • They choose whatdirection they go in life,
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  • what trail they take.
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  • And they don't even realizethat it's not supposed to be
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  • that way, that really life isa bicycle built for two,
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  • but they don't want Godinvolved in their life.
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  • They don't realize what lifecould be like with God
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  • in their life.
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  • And so, they're justpedaling up hills,
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  • trying to make it in andof their own strength.
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  • They have to go throughthe valleys of life
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  • without God's comfort.
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  • They have to make decisionswithout God's wisdom.
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  • And they just live their lifeas if God doesn't exist.
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  • And they don't realizethat their life was built
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  • to have God in it.
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  • But then there are some people,Christ followers who
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  • they want God in their life,they invite God in their life,
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  • they know that they needGod in their life.
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  • And they want God to answertheir prayers,
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  • they want God to give themprovision,
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  • they want God to meettheir needs,
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  • and so they want God tobe involved in their life.
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  • But they're driving, and sothey're in the front seat,
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  • and God is sort ofin the back seat.
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  • And they're tryingto drive their life.
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  • They decide what turnsthey're going to make,
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  • they decide what trailsto go down.
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  • But God is in their lifeand he's pedaling,
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  • and so they're gladthat God is in their life
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  • and he's in the back seat.
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  • And they look at the Christianlife sort of like God is
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  • in the back seat,they're in the front seat,
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  • and God is there whisperingsome advice to you.
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  • And you could decide whetheryou want to follow it or not,
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  • but you're in control ofyour life and you're making
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  • the decisions in your life.
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  • And yeah, God's there and it'sgreat and fine and everything,
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  • but he's just makingsome suggestions to you.
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  • And that's the way they thinkof the Christian life.
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  • And they've got it completelywrong because whenever
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  • you take the handlebars andyou start steering your life,
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  • and you start calling the shots,you start making the decisions,
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  • and you start deciding whatdirection you're going to go
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  • down in life, eventually you'regoing to hit some rocky roads.
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  • Eventually, you're going to cometo some really difficult places.
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  • Eventually, you're goingto crash and burn.
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  • And maybe you've hit a dead endin your business.
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  • Or maybe you've hit anunexpected roadblock
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  • in your health.
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  • Or maybe you have been onthis really smooth road,
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  • and now the road is reallyrocky in one of your closest
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  • relationships, and all of asudden you realize you've been
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  • going the wrong direction.
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  • Or you realize, "Hey, I thoughtI was going the wrong direction,
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  • but now withthese circumstances,
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  • with the winds of change,I've been blown off track,
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  • or I've just come to a deadend and everything has to stop."
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  • And you realize that youneed to change directions.
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  • You realize you've come to thisplace in the road where you've
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  • got to change directionsbecause there's no place else
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  • for the trail to go.
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  • All of a sudden,that unexpected change
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  • has hit andit's blocked the trail
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  • and you can no longer seea clear path.
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  • So, you know that you'veget to change directions,
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  • but what you may not realizeis to have a real change
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  • of direction, what you needmost is a change of drivers.
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  • You need to change up.
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  • You need to change upthe seating arrangement
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  • on the tandem bike of your life.
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  • Because God wants to bein the front seat,
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  • and that's the only waythat it really works.
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  • You cannot have a true change ofdirection and catch the trails
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  • of change to take youto new levels without
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  • a change in drivers.
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  • God has to be inthe driver's seat.
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  • Now, I have to say that whenGod is in the driver's seat--
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  • God wants to be in thedriver's seat of your life.
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  • And when God is inthe driver's seat,
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  • there will be times whenyou come to dead ends,
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  • there will be times that he willtake you on rocky trails
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  • that you feel like you'll neverbe able to get through,
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  • there'll be unexpected twistsand turns.
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  • There'll be times when youthink you're about to go
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  • off the cliff.
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  • There'll be dead ends,there'll be problems,
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  • there will be painand difficulties.
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  • But when God is the driver,he's not surprised by anything.
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  • When you're the driver, I mean,you're surprised,
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  • you didn't know that we weregoing to get hit
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  • with this COVID-19 crisis.
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  • When you're in the back seatand God's in the front seat,
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  • you don't know these unexpectedchanges that are going to hit
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  • and how the trailis going to turn,
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  • or how you're goingto come to a dead end,
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  • but God is not surprised,he knows.
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  • And so, sometimes Goddoes bring us to a dead end.
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  • Sometimes, God does take usto a place where it looks like
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  • the trail ends.
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  • And God takes us to a placewhere there has to be
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  • a change of direction.
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  • But whenever you allow Godto drive,
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  • when you come to oneof those places,
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  • when you come to a dead end,it's always so that
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  • he can take you to your destiny.
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  • Whenever it lookslike a setback,
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  • it's always really so thatGod can take you forward
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  • and get you over a barrier.
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  • It's kind of like this bike,if this was one of those bikes
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  • that you could jump thingswith and all the X-Games,
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  • you know, the bikersthat do that,
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  • and they jump over things, dotricks and all kinds of crazy
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  • stuff, you have to go backwardsto get momentum to go forwards
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  • to make a jump over a barrier.
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  • We talked aboutthat last weekend.
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  • And so, you have to go backwardsin order to make a move forward.
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  • And sometimes, God has totake us backwards even when
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  • he's driving so that we can makea move forward and get over
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  • a barrier that we could neverget over without God's power
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  • and God's strength.
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  • And so, God knows sometimes,you got to change down
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  • in order to have a change up.
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  • It's just really hard to seeat the time what God is up to,
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  • but we have to let God be in thedriver's seat because
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  • when he's in the driver's seat,he promises us he will take us
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  • to our destiny.
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  • Now, we're concluding thislittle miniseries that we're
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  • in I'm calling "Change Up,"it's all about turning
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  • these unexpected changesinto next level opportunities.
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  • You know, we said last week thatwe normally look at change
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  • as either good changeor bad change, a change up
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  • or a change down, a changebackward or a change forward.
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  • But that's not the way itis when God is driving.
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  • Every change that's unexpectedto you that comes
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  • into your life,God's not surprised by.
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  • And every change that comes intoyour life when God is driving,
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  • it's always his purpose to usethat change and turn it
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  • into a change up.
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  • female announcer: Still to comewith Pastor Kerry Shook.
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  • Kerry: It's not up to youto produce the fruit
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  • and the results in your life.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Kerry: When you don't knowwhat direction to turn,
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  • Jesus says, "Follow me."
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  • It all comes down to thosetwo simple words, "Follow me."
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  • Well, how do I follow Christ?
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  • Then I want to know,how do I do it?
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  • If those are--that's what I'm todo and that's all that I have
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  • to do is follow him,how do I do that?
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  • Well, first Jesus has to bein front of me
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  • if I'm going to follow him.
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  • You can't follow Jesuswhen you're in front of him.
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  • That's just a simple truthright there.
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  • And so, he's got to bein the front seat
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  • or you can't follow him.
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  • Secondly, you can't follow himif you let him get on ahead
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  • of you and out of sight, andyou don't move and follow him.
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  • You can't follow him if you moveahead of him,
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  • and you keep going and youdon't wait for him and his plan.
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  • So, how do you follow him?
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  • Well, Jesus told usin John chapter 15,
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  • and so we're going to do alittle study of John chapter 15
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  • because Jesus made it reallyclear and really practical
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  • how we are to follow him.
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  • And it's all about stayingconnected to him.
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  • And that's why I love the tandembike illustration
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  • because this bike is connected.
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  • And if Christ is in the frontseat and you're
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  • in the back seat,you're connected.
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  • And you're going to follow him'cause you're allowing him
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  • to drive your life.
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  • You're going to follow him, youcan't get disconnected from him
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  • if you're allowing him to be inthe driver's seat of your life.
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  • But too many times, I want himto trade places,
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  • and he'll let you.
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  • Did you know that?
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  • If you're a Christ follower,Christ will let you push him
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  • to the back of your life.
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  • He'll let you takethe handlebars,
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  • he'll let you start steeringyour life.
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  • He'll let you feel whatit's like to try to be the
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  • general manger of the universe,and control everything,
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  • and solve every problem.
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  • And you'll be worn out,or you'll crash and burn,
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  • or you'll come to a dead endand won't know what to do.
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  • It's like, "God, okay,I'm sorry, that was dumb.
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  • I need to let youhave that seat again."
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  • See, the only way I can followhim is if he is
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  • in the front seat incontrol of my life.
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  • But I want us to read John 15,verses 5 through 8,
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  • do a little study of thispassage 'cause Jesus tells us
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  • real clearly how I stayconnected to Christ
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  • in changing times.
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  • He says, "I am the vine,you're the branches.
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  • If you remain in meand I in you,
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  • you will bear much fruit.
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  • Apart from me youcan do nothing.
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  • If you do not remain in me,you're like a branch that is
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  • thrown away and withers.
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  • Such branches are picked up,thrown into the fire,
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  • and burned.
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  • If you remain in me andmy words remain in you,
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  • ask whatever you wish,and it will be done for you.
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  • This is to my Father's glory,that you bear much fruit,
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  • showing yourselvesto be my disciples."
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  • Jesus used the vineyard toillustrate what it means to stay
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  • connected to him, to follow him.
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  • Now first, I want you to seethat there's great news here
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  • because God wants you to befruitful and effective
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  • and productive in your life,even in changing times.
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  • God says, "And my goal for youis that you bear much fruit."
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  • I mean, real fruit that makesa difference, that lasts.
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  • To do things with your life thatare so effective and productive,
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  • they last long after you'regone, they last into eternity.
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  • And so, I'm going to get reallypractical and share with you
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  • four brief things that we dopractically to stay connected
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  • to him, to let him be in thefront seat of our tandem bike.
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  • First, I need a constantsurrender
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  • to the power of Christ.
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  • In John 15:5, Jesus said,"I am the vine,
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  • you are the branches.
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  • If you remain in meand I in you,
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  • you will bear much fruit.
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  • Apart from me youcan do nothing."
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  • So, Jesus was probablyteaching this outside,
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  • next to a vineyard, so he hada perfect illustration.
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  • He didn't have a tandem bikeup here with him,
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  • he was outside teaching it.
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  • Probably there were two or threevineyards right around
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  • that he could point to,and everyone in that area knew
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  • a lot about vineyards.
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  • They knew about growing grapes,they understood it,
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  • and so they would've understoodwhen Jesus said that,
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  • "I am the vine," they would'veknown what that meant.
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  • They would've known thatthe vine in a vineyard is
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  • the source of life,the source of all the fruit,
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  • the source of allthe productivity,
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  • the source of all the energyin the vineyard.
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  • And so Jesus said, "I am thesource of all the productivity,
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  • the source of life.
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  • I am the source of effectivenessand fruitfulness."
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  • And they would'veall understood that.
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  • See, the vine produces allthe results in the vineyard.
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  • And then Jesus said thatyou are the branches.
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  • He said you and I, if you'rea Christ follower,
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  • are the branches.
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  • Now, the branches in thevineyard are weak and useless.
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  • The branches bear the fruit,the branches hold the fruit,
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  • but the branchesdon't produce the fruit.
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  • They're not the onesthat produce life.
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  • They don't produce the energyand the life,
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  • they just get to bear the fruitand hold the fruit,
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  • but they don't producethe results.
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  • The vine is the source of allthe production of all the fruit.
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  • Now, the branch is only goodfor bearing or burning.
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  • It's just good for bearingor burning.
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  • And because in the vineyard,there are times when branches
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  • will fall off, but the--all the farmers collecting
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  • the grapes and all the peopleworking in the vineyard
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  • don't worry about that.
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  • You see, if there's severalbranches that have fallen off
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  • of the vine, it's no big deal,it happens all the time.
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  • They just gather upthe branches,
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  • they're no longer connectedto the vine,
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  • and they take them out, sothey need to burn them because
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  • branches are only goodfor bearing or burning,
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  • so they're not concerned ifthey lose a few branches.
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  • It's the vine that'sthe source of life,
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  • it's the vine that they needdesperately or they're not going
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  • to get the grapes to producethe wine in the vineyard.
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  • And so, Christ is saying,"I am the vine
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  • and you're the branches."
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  • There's an amazing truth herethat's so simple,
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  • but so profound.
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  • And it's this, it's not upto you to produce the fruit
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  • and the results in your life.
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  • And so, I want to constantlysurrender to let Christ be
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  • in the driver's seat, but thenI just take steps of obedience
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  • one step at a time.
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  • When you're in a confusing timeand things are always changing,
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  • all you're going to do istake one step at a time,
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  • one step at a time in obedience.
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  • In John 15:9, it says,"As the Father has loved me,
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  • so have I loved you.
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  • Now remain in my love.
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  • If you keep my commandments,you will remain in my love,
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  • just as I have kept my Father'scommands and remain
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  • in his love."
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  • So, you stay connectedto his loving guidance
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  • through obeying him.
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  • Even when you don'tunderstand it completely,
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  • obeying him like--you know,God calls us to spend time daily
  • 00:15:57.773 --> 00:16:01.777
  • with him in his Word,whether I feel like it or not.
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  • I'm to give him the first partof my day
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  • because he comes first.
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  • And if I don't do that,then I'm disobeying.
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  • And it's not that he wantsto cause pain in my life,
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  • it's just he knows that lifeworks so much better
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  • when I'm connected to him.
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  • And so, it's notabout how I feel,
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  • it's about putting him first,whether I feel it or not,
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  • obeying him.
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  • And God's called me to tithe,to put him first in my finances,
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  • you know, whetherI feel it or not,
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  • whether times areuncertain or not.
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  • And so, when I obey him andtake the next step of obedience
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  • whether it makes sense or not,whether I feel it or not,
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  • whether the circumstanceslook right for it or not,
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  • I stay connected to himthrough obedience.
  • 00:16:41.617 --> 00:16:44.953
  • Sometimes, when Christ isleading you,
  • 00:16:44.987 --> 00:16:47.356
  • though, he leadsyou to a dead end,
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  • a road that gets really rockyand it doesn't make sense.
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  • But he says, "Just keepfollowing me.
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  • Stay connected to me.
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  • I've still got a plan."
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  • In John 15:1 and 2, he says,"I am the true vine,
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  • and my Father's the gardener.
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  • He cuts off every branchin me that bears no fruit,
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  • while every branchthat does bear fruit,
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  • he prunes so that it'll beeven more fruitful."
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  • The most important processin the vineyard is
  • 00:17:09.511 --> 00:17:11.680
  • the pruning process.
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  • Vineyards train pruners severalyears before they let them loose
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  • on the vines because theyknow that it's a science.
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  • That a really good prunerknows when to cut,
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  • where to cut, just how muchto cut, what angle to cut
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  • the branch at so that the branchcan be more fruitful.
  • 00:17:29.431 --> 00:17:33.602
  • Now, your heavenly Fatheris the pruner, Jesus said.
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  • And there are times whenGod prunes some things
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  • out of my life so I'll bemore productive.
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  • And the really painful pruningthat goes on at times,
  • 00:17:42.644 --> 00:17:46.181
  • really painful pruning,where he cuts back things
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  • in your life and it looks likea backwards move,
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  • it looks like you've lostsomething that is so good,
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  • but he's pruning becausehe's preparing you
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  • for even more productivityin your life.
  • 00:17:57.893 --> 00:18:01.130
  • And pruning has to take placebefore productivity
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  • can take place.
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  • And sometimes, it's a changeback before it's
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  • a change forward, a change downbefore it's a change up.
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  • And it's just that you're goingthrough the pruning process.
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  • You see, that'sall we got to do,
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  • just stay connected to him.
  • 00:18:15.544 --> 00:18:17.813
  • Some of you have been tryingto drive your life through
  • 00:18:17.846 --> 00:18:20.716
  • this crisis, and you're findingit impossible.
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  • I mean, you're doingthe best you can,
  • 00:18:25.254 --> 00:18:29.024
  • but God wants his best for you.
  • 00:18:29.057 --> 00:18:31.894
  • It's time to say,"God, I'm sorry,
  • 00:18:31.927 --> 00:18:34.496
  • forgive me for tryingto take over.
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  • I'm going to go backto where I need to be,
  • 00:18:36.732 --> 00:18:38.534
  • and I'm going to stayconnected to you,
  • 00:18:38.567 --> 00:18:40.235
  • and I want you to take mewhere you want to take me.
  • 00:18:40.269 --> 00:18:41.937
  • Even though right now it seemslike we're at a dead end,
  • 00:18:41.970 --> 00:18:43.772
  • Lord, you know how to move meback so that you can take me
  • 00:18:43.805 --> 00:18:46.208
  • forward to jump over thatbarrier I'd never be able to get
  • 00:18:46.241 --> 00:18:48.744
  • over without this crisis."
  • 00:18:48.777 --> 00:18:51.980
  • You see, God wants totake you to a new level,
  • 00:18:52.014 --> 00:18:54.149
  • but it all starts notwith a change of direction,
  • 00:18:54.183 --> 00:18:58.420
  • but with a change of drivers.
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  • And that driver willchange your direction,
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  • he'll change the whole courseof your life.
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  • And you'll find freedom,true freedom.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Maker of heaven,maker of earth ♪
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  • ♪ galaxy architectgave me my worth ♪
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  • ♪ Who could havepredicted ♪
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  • ♪ the story you'd write ♪
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  • ♪ Oh oh, you stretched outthe heavens ♪
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  • ♪ and laid down your life ♪
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  • ♪ And here where sinand love collide ♪
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  • ♪ I stand in awe,arms open wide ♪
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  • ♪ The God who joinedthe hemispheres ♪
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  • ♪ joined my fight ♪
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  • ♪ Here where sinand blood collide ♪
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  • ♪ my chains fall off,my fears subside ♪
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  • ♪ The God who made theuniverse made a way ♪
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  • ♪ You made a way ♪
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  • ♪ Here where sinand love collide ♪
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  • ♪ Sing maker of heaven ♪
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  • ♪ Maker of heaven,author of life ♪
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  • ♪ with no obligationyou painted the skies ♪
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  • ♪ There's no planettoo big ♪
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  • ♪ no creature too small ♪
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  • ♪ no, no ♪
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  • ♪ In your perfect picture,you wanted it all ♪
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  • ♪ Come on, we sing out herewhere sin and love collide ♪
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  • ♪ I stand in awe,arms open wide ♪
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  • ♪ The God who joinedthe hemispheres ♪
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  • ♪ joined my fight ♪
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  • ♪ Here where sinand blood collide ♪
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  • ♪ my chains fall off,my fears subside ♪
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  • ♪ The God who made theuniverse made a way ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, oh maker of heaven ♪
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  • ♪ Come make a way,make a way ♪
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  • ♪ Sing you're the makerof the stars ♪
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  • ♪ so make a way ♪
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  • ♪ You're the maker of my heart,so make a way ♪
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  • ♪ You made the blind to see,so make a way ♪
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  • ♪ You made something newin me ♪
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  • ♪ so make a way ♪
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  • ♪ When the wallsare closing in ♪
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  • ♪ you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ When I need to start again,you will make a way ♪
  • 00:24:35.524 --> 00:24:44.466
  • ♪ When I can't seemy way out ♪
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  • ♪ you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ In the darkness,I will shout ♪
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  • ♪ you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ When I havenothing left ♪
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  • ♪ you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ I can't take onemore step ♪
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  • ♪ you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ I can't see my way out,you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ In the dark, I will shout,you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ When I have nothing left,you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ I can't, I can't takeone more step ♪
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  • ♪ you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, when I can't seemy way out ♪
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  • ♪ you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ In the dark, I will shout,you will make a way ♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Chris: We're so glad thatyou joined us for the message
  • 00:26:21.463 --> 00:26:22.931
  • today, and hope that it impactsyour life all week long.
  • 00:26:22.964 --> 00:26:26.935
  • Kerry: And if God really spoketo you and you've never received
  • 00:26:26.968 --> 00:26:29.504
  • Christ into your life, all youhave to do is just receive
  • 00:26:29.537 --> 00:26:33.375
  • his free gift of salvation,forgiveness, and heaven one day.
  • 00:26:33.408 --> 00:26:37.278
  • Just pray a prayer right now,a prayer like this,
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  • "Dear Jesus Christ, thank youfor dying on the cross for me.
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  • I invite you to come into mylife, forgive me of all my sins,
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  • and I want you to bethe Lord of my life.
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  • I want you to be the directorfrom now on and guide me.
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  • I receive your free giftof salvation.
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  • In Jesus' name, amen."
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  • If you prayed that prayer,Christ came into your life,
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  • and he'll never leave you.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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