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How to Honor Your Mother

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December 12, 2019
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Kingdom Connection with Jentezen Franklin

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How to Honor Your Mother

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  • - Ephesians 6.
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  • "Honor your father and mother,
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  • which is the first commandment
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  • with promise," -- watch this:
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  • "That it may be well with you,
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  • and you may live long
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  • on the earth."
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  • The reason that it extends
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  • your life is we, the parents,
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  • won't kill you if you honor us.
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  • If you don't,
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  • there's a real chance.
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  • But honor.
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  • Listen to this.
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  • It's a commandment.
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  • Remember, one of
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  • the top Ten Commandments
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  • is to honor your mother.
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  • Honor your parents.
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  • How you treat your parents
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  • really does matter to God,
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  • so much so that He said
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  • it will be well with you
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  • if you honor your parents,
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  • and you will live long
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  • if you honor your parents,
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  • indicating if you don't,
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  • it won't go well with you,
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  • and you will shorten your life.
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  • It's really a remarkable thing
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  • that there are several
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  • stern warnings that children
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  • who mistreat their parents,
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  • and dishonor by their lives
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  • and the way
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  • and the things that they do,
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  • and the way they treat
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  • their parents will suffer great,
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  • great consequences.
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  • The question that
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  • I would ask every parent is,
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  • are you the kind of daughter
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  • you would like to raise?
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  • Are you the kind of son
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  • that you would like to raise?
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  • And the question is,
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  • how do you honor your mother?
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  • And I want to give you --
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  • this is such a simple message.
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  • It won't take me long at all.
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  • And so I want to give you
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  • about seven quick things
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  • of how to honor your mother.
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  • Number one, love
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  • your mother unconditionally.
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  • No matter what, the way
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  • that you honor your mother
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  • is to love her unconditionally.
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  • Love her when she's young,
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  • and love her when she's old.
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  • Love her when
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  • she has so much to give,
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  • and she keeps on giving,
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  • and giving, and giving to you
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  • the best years of her life.
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  • Everything that she has,
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  • she gives to you.
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  • Lays down her life for you.
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  • Love her when
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  • she has something to give,
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  • and when she has
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  • nothing left to give.
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  • You are commanded
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  • to love her unconditionally.
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  • Secondly,
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  • hug her affectionately.
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  • There's a bumper sticker
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  • that you see every once
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  • in a while on cars that says,
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  • "Have you hugged
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  • your kid today?"
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  • I think we ought to make one
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  • and put it on teenagers' doors,
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  • and say, "Have you hugged
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  • your mom today?"
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  • Because it's amazing
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  • how we can take for granted
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  • that our mother knows
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  • that we love her.
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  • But we are to not only love
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  • our mother unconditionally,
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  • but we are to hug her,
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  • kiss her affectionately
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  • because they need it.
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  • Tell her that you love her.
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  • We live in a different time
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  • than we did
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  • when I was coming up.
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  • We understood there
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  • were certain things
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  • that you say to Mother
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  • and you don't say to Mother.
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  • And if you said something
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  • to Mother that wasn't right,
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  • then there were
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  • grave consequences.
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  • You just don't get up
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  • and tell your mother
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  • anything on your mind.
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  • The one time that
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  • I remember my father
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  • striking me in the face
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  • with the open hand --
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  • and I'm not recommending
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  • you do that,
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  • but I'm just telling you,
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  • it made a great impression
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  • on me.
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  • Was when I was a teenager,
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  • and my mother got on my nerves
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  • and did something,
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  • Saint Katie did something
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  • that got on my nerves,
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  • and I just opened up
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  • and said something
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  • so disrespectful to her.
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  • And the next -- I don't know
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  • where he came from.
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  • The next thing I remember
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  • is the side of my face
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  • feeling numb,
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  • and he had slapped me.
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  • And he said, "Don't you
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  • ever speak to your mother,
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  • who is my wife, like that again,
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  • or I'll take you out
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  • in the backyard
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  • and do worse than what I did."
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  • You can make fun of that.
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  • You can belittle that.
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  • But it taught me a respect
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  • for my mother that I,
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  • to this day,
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  • have never forgotten.
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  • Hug them affectionately.
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  • If you're around your mother,
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  • just reach over
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  • and give her a hug right now.
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  • You're not too cool for school.
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  • Just reach over,
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  • and give her a hug,
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  • and say I love you.
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  • Love her unconditionally.
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  • Hug her affectionately.
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  • Number three, understand.
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  • This is how you honor
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  • your mother, by understanding
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  • her sympathetically.
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  • You see, women go through
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  • a lot of changes.
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  • Mothers go through
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  • a lot of changes.
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  • They wear so many hats.
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  • They cook, they clean,
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  • they judge, they make peace,
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  • they referee.
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  • They're sounding boards.
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  • They're accountants.
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  • They do so much,
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  • and we need to appreciate
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  • the great job that mothers do
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  • for us every single day
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  • of their life.
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  • And we need to understand
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  • them sympathetically.
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  • We need to have something
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  • in our heart
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  • that is so accommodating,
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  • and so sympathetic,
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  • and not just treat ugly
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  • after you've gotten
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  • everything you can from them.
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  • As they're getting older,
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  • we are to be
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  • extremely sympathetic.
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  • Understanding, sympathetically,
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  • our mothers is a way
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  • that you honor them.
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  • Number four,
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  • listen to her attentively.
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  • Husbands want
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  • undivided attention.
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  • Children, when there
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  • is something wrong,
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  • they want undivided attention
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  • from that mother.
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  • I love that story
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  • in the Old Testament,
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  • in 2 Kings 4,
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  • when there was trouble
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  • with one of the kids
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  • that was out in the field.
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  • He said, "My head, my head."
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  • And they think he had
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  • a sun stroke
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  • is what some people believe.
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  • And the dad
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  • is working beside him,
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  • and the dad turns
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  • when a real massive problem
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  • comes, and says,
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  • "Take him to his mother."
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  • I always thought that was funny.
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  • Take him to his mother.
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  • But when there is a problem,
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  • guess who we want
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  • to listen to us attentively?
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  • Mother.
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  • Because what do you do
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  • in your household
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  • when there's trouble?
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  • You want to find Mother,
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  • and tell Mother.
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  • Don't tell him.
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  • Don't tell Daddy.
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  • He'll push it off.
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  • He'll -- somebody could be
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  • bleeding to death,
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  • and he'll keep watching
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  • the basketball game and say,
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  • "Put a band-aid on it,
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  • and don't worry about it.
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  • It'll be All right."
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  • But Mother is so attentive.
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  • Mother is there.
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  • She's so concerned,
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  • every detail.
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  • And in return,
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  • we are to honor our mother
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  • by listening to her attentively.
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  • Number five,
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  • help her cheerfully.
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  • Mothers are the greatest
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  • helpers in the world.
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  • They do things that money
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  • cannot pay people to do.
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  • They pick up things
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  • out of the bathroom floor
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  • that no one else
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  • would ever come near.
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  • They are amazing.
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  • Because of that,
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  • don't act like she's a bother.
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  • Don't act like that
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  • when they ask you for something
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  • that it's an inconvenience.
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  • But help her cheerfully.
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  • Love her unconditionally,
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  • hug her often, affectionately,
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  • and understand
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  • her sympathetically.
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  • I remember hearing the story
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  • from Darlene Bishop,
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  • and it's cute.
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  • I found it online again.
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  • And listen to this.
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  • She said that she got up,
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  • and she had to speak.
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  • She's a profound speaker,
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  • and she had to preach
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  • at their church that morning.
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  • It was her Sunday to preach.
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  • Her husband was not there,
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  • so she had to get
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  • those two babies dressed.
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  • And she got them dressed,
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  • and she said she used
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  • to dress them
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  • in pageant dresses.
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  • She's from Kentucky,
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  • and they just went
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  • all out every Sunday.
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  • And she -- you know
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  • the pageant dresses?
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  • Anybody know what I'm --
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  • the big ol' bow,
  • 00:08:33.020 --> 00:08:34.020
  • and the pageant dress,
  • 00:08:34.020 --> 00:08:35.060
  • just like in a beauty pageant.
  • 00:08:35.060 --> 00:08:36.190
  • You know, all the sparkles,
  • 00:08:36.190 --> 00:08:38.120
  • and the hair is just right,
  • 00:08:38.120 --> 00:08:39.190
  • and everything --
  • 00:08:39.190 --> 00:08:40.100
  • the little shoes.
  • 00:08:40.100 --> 00:08:41.150
  • And she said, I mean
  • 00:08:41.150 --> 00:08:42.190
  • I had them dressed
  • 00:08:42.190 --> 00:08:43.270
  • out to the teeth.
  • 00:08:43.270 --> 00:08:45.110
  • And she said that
  • 00:08:45.110 --> 00:08:46.080
  • she got both the girls dressed.
  • 00:08:46.080 --> 00:08:48.000
  • And then, of course,
  • 00:08:48.000 --> 00:08:48.210
  • as mothers know,
  • 00:08:48.210 --> 00:08:50.120
  • then you get yourself
  • 00:08:50.120 --> 00:08:51.180
  • dressed somehow.
  • 00:08:51.180 --> 00:08:52.250
  • And you pray to God
  • 00:08:52.250 --> 00:08:54.040
  • they don't spill anything
  • 00:08:54.040 --> 00:08:55.030
  • on themselves
  • 00:08:55.030 --> 00:08:56.190
  • while you're getting
  • 00:08:56.190 --> 00:08:57.140
  • yourself dressed.
  • 00:08:57.140 --> 00:08:58.240
  • And somehow she got out
  • 00:08:58.240 --> 00:09:00.030
  • the door, and she had just
  • 00:09:00.030 --> 00:09:01.080
  • enough time to get there
  • 00:09:01.080 --> 00:09:02.220
  • before church started
  • 00:09:02.220 --> 00:09:03.280
  • and run in.
  • 00:09:03.280 --> 00:09:04.290
  • And she said as they pulled up,
  • 00:09:04.290 --> 00:09:07.150
  • the youngest daughter,
  • 00:09:07.150 --> 00:09:08.250
  • the two-and-a-half year old,
  • 00:09:08.250 --> 00:09:10.120
  • spoke up, and said "Mommy,
  • 00:09:10.120 --> 00:09:12.180
  • you forgot to put
  • 00:09:12.180 --> 00:09:13.200
  • my panties on."
  • 00:09:13.200 --> 00:09:15.040
  • [laughter]
  • 00:09:15.040 --> 00:09:16.210
  • And she said that was
  • 00:09:16.210 --> 00:09:18.150
  • the most rambunctious
  • 00:09:18.150 --> 00:09:19.200
  • little girl you've ever seen.
  • 00:09:19.200 --> 00:09:20.290
  • Said she would run all over.
  • 00:09:20.290 --> 00:09:22.220
  • She'd lift her dress up.
  • 00:09:22.220 --> 00:09:24.180
  • She'd do cartwheels
  • 00:09:24.180 --> 00:09:25.250
  • if she had a chance.
  • 00:09:25.250 --> 00:09:26.290
  • And she said, "I knew there
  • 00:09:26.290 --> 00:09:28.230
  • was no way that child
  • 00:09:28.230 --> 00:09:30.100
  • was going to sit still
  • 00:09:30.100 --> 00:09:31.250
  • in that service."
  • 00:09:31.250 --> 00:09:33.020
  • So she turns
  • 00:09:33.020 --> 00:09:33.250
  • to the older sister,
  • 00:09:33.250 --> 00:09:35.120
  • and she says,
  • 00:09:35.120 --> 00:09:36.090
  • "Take your panties off
  • 00:09:36.090 --> 00:09:37.240
  • and give them
  • 00:09:37.240 --> 00:09:38.220
  • to your younger sister."
  • 00:09:38.220 --> 00:09:40.280
  • And the older sister's
  • 00:09:40.280 --> 00:09:42.030
  • going crazy, "Mama,
  • 00:09:42.030 --> 00:09:43.190
  • don't make me do that."
  • 00:09:43.190 --> 00:09:44.270
  • And she said you have never
  • 00:09:44.270 --> 00:09:46.140
  • seen a child sit
  • 00:09:46.140 --> 00:09:47.210
  • so still in a service.
  • 00:09:47.210 --> 00:09:49.040
  • She said she was
  • 00:09:49.040 --> 00:09:49.280
  • like a mannequin,
  • 00:09:49.280 --> 00:09:51.020
  • that older daughter.
  • 00:09:51.020 --> 00:09:52.100
  • She never moved.
  • 00:09:52.100 --> 00:09:54.120
  • These are the kinds of issues
  • 00:09:54.120 --> 00:09:56.250
  • that mothers have to help with
  • 00:09:56.250 --> 00:09:59.120
  • all the time,
  • 00:09:59.120 --> 00:10:01.050
  • that men are too dumb
  • 00:10:01.050 --> 00:10:02.280
  • to ever handle.
  • 00:10:02.280 --> 00:10:04.030
  • Come on.
  • 00:10:04.030 --> 00:10:04.220
  • Say amen.
  • 00:10:04.220 --> 00:10:07.160
  • They try so hard to do
  • 00:10:07.160 --> 00:10:10.150
  • everything for everybody,
  • 00:10:10.290 --> 00:10:13.290
  • and we need to help
  • 00:10:13.290 --> 00:10:15.110
  • our mothers --
  • 00:10:15.110 --> 00:10:17.040
  • here's a big word -- cheerfully.
  • 00:10:17.040 --> 00:10:20.030
  • Don't act like you're doing them
  • 00:10:20.030 --> 00:10:21.190
  • a big favor because
  • 00:10:21.190 --> 00:10:23.040
  • you're giving them some money,
  • 00:10:23.040 --> 00:10:25.080
  • or helping them financially,
  • 00:10:25.080 --> 00:10:27.010
  • or -- they took care of you
  • 00:10:27.010 --> 00:10:29.190
  • all your life.
  • 00:10:30.120 --> 00:10:33.120
  • And this is
  • 00:10:33.120 --> 00:10:33.280
  • how you honor your mother.
  • 00:10:34.180 --> 00:10:37.180
  • Number six,
  • 00:10:37.180 --> 00:10:39.010
  • remember her gratefully.
  • 00:10:39.100 --> 00:10:42.100
  • Little things mean a lot to Mom.
  • 00:10:42.200 --> 00:10:45.200
  • Just a call.
  • 00:10:45.200 --> 00:10:46.290
  • What are you doing?
  • 00:10:46.290 --> 00:10:48.020
  • How are you?
  • 00:10:48.020 --> 00:10:49.090
  • What's going on?
  • 00:10:49.090 --> 00:10:50.170
  • You going shopping?
  • 00:10:50.170 --> 00:10:51.140
  • You want to go shopping?
  • 00:10:51.140 --> 00:10:52.100
  • We're going shopping.
  • 00:10:52.100 --> 00:10:53.080
  • You want to go with us?
  • 00:10:53.080 --> 00:10:54.060
  • We've got a ball game.
  • 00:10:54.060 --> 00:10:55.100
  • We've got a soccer game.
  • 00:10:55.100 --> 00:10:56.100
  • You want to come?
  • 00:10:56.100 --> 00:10:57.110
  • We've got this.
  • 00:10:57.110 --> 00:10:58.090
  • We've got that.
  • 00:10:58.090 --> 00:10:59.050
  • You remember her gratefully.
  • 00:10:59.130 --> 00:11:02.150
  • Just a call.
  • 00:11:02.150 --> 00:11:03.190
  • Just a call
  • 00:11:03.190 --> 00:11:04.100
  • from the grandkids
  • 00:11:04.100 --> 00:11:05.120
  • to the grandmother.
  • 00:11:05.120 --> 00:11:06.270
  • Just a call to say you matter.
  • 00:11:06.270 --> 00:11:09.180
  • Just a call.
  • 00:11:09.180 --> 00:11:10.230
  • Just a -- you're important
  • 00:11:10.230 --> 00:11:12.080
  • enough for me
  • 00:11:12.080 --> 00:11:13.120
  • to reach out to you.
  • 00:11:13.120 --> 00:11:15.130
  • You've given so much to me.
  • 00:11:15.130 --> 00:11:18.050
  • You see, it makes her feel --
  • 00:11:19.110 --> 00:11:22.110
  • she wants to feel
  • 00:11:22.110 --> 00:11:23.090
  • like somebody appreciates her.
  • 00:11:23.090 --> 00:11:26.040
  • Somebody loves her.
  • 00:11:26.040 --> 00:11:28.190
  • She gave you the best years
  • 00:11:28.190 --> 00:11:30.160
  • of her life.
  • 00:11:30.160 --> 00:11:32.140
  • And the way that you honor her
  • 00:11:32.140 --> 00:11:34.250
  • is by gratefully
  • 00:11:34.250 --> 00:11:36.030
  • remembering her,
  • 00:11:36.030 --> 00:11:38.170
  • and giving those phone calls,
  • 00:11:38.170 --> 00:11:40.290
  • giving those invitations.
  • 00:11:40.290 --> 00:11:43.150
  • You'll never, ever forget,
  • 00:11:44.060 --> 00:11:47.060
  • and you let her know,
  • 00:11:47.060 --> 00:11:48.050
  • gratefully, you remember
  • 00:11:48.050 --> 00:11:49.200
  • how well she taught you.
  • 00:11:49.200 --> 00:11:51.250
  • How well she trained you.
  • 00:11:51.250 --> 00:11:53.200
  • How much she loved you.
  • 00:11:53.200 --> 00:11:55.130
  • How excellent she cared for you.
  • 00:11:55.130 --> 00:11:57.240
  • Just a call.
  • 00:11:57.240 --> 00:11:59.180
  • Just an invite.
  • 00:11:59.180 --> 00:12:00.210
  • Just a friendly gesture.
  • 00:12:00.210 --> 00:12:02.170
  • Always something
  • 00:12:02.170 --> 00:12:04.270
  • that we're gratefully
  • 00:12:04.270 --> 00:12:06.090
  • remembering our mother
  • 00:12:06.090 --> 00:12:07.270
  • is the way that we honor her.
  • 00:12:08.090 --> 00:12:11.090
  • And number seven,
  • 00:12:11.090 --> 00:12:13.180
  • we must remind her,
  • 00:12:13.180 --> 00:12:16.020
  • how much she is
  • 00:12:16.020 --> 00:12:17.120
  • needed constantly.
  • 00:12:17.120 --> 00:12:20.080
  • You see, it hurts a mom to feel
  • 00:12:20.080 --> 00:12:22.190
  • she's no longer needed.
  • 00:12:22.190 --> 00:12:24.290
  • There's nothing that
  • 00:12:24.290 --> 00:12:26.110
  • the enemy would love more
  • 00:12:26.110 --> 00:12:27.200
  • to tell a mom, as she moves
  • 00:12:27.200 --> 00:12:29.220
  • into her golden years is --
  • 00:12:29.220 --> 00:12:32.200
  • maybe the husband, the dad,
  • 00:12:32.200 --> 00:12:34.040
  • has passed away.
  • 00:12:34.040 --> 00:12:35.040
  • The -- her husband
  • 00:12:35.040 --> 00:12:37.010
  • has passed away.
  • 00:12:37.010 --> 00:12:37.280
  • The enemy loves to whisper,
  • 00:12:37.280 --> 00:12:40.070
  • "You're not necessary.
  • 00:12:40.070 --> 00:12:43.040
  • Your life is over.
  • 00:12:43.040 --> 00:12:45.020
  • Nobody has time for you.
  • 00:12:45.020 --> 00:12:46.160
  • You're just a hindrance.
  • 00:12:46.160 --> 00:12:47.150
  • You're just
  • 00:12:47.150 --> 00:12:48.050
  • an inconvenience to everybody."
  • 00:12:48.050 --> 00:12:50.060
  • That's a lie.
  • 00:12:50.060 --> 00:12:52.000
  • And we have to constantly
  • 00:12:52.000 --> 00:12:53.070
  • remind our mothers
  • 00:12:53.070 --> 00:12:54.290
  • how much they are
  • 00:12:54.290 --> 00:12:56.020
  • needed constantly.
  • 00:12:56.290 --> 00:12:59.290
  • When she can't work,
  • 00:12:59.290 --> 00:13:02.270
  • she still is needed
  • 00:13:02.270 --> 00:13:04.080
  • because she can pray.
  • 00:13:07.060 --> 00:13:10.060
  • It thrills her when you call
  • 00:13:10.060 --> 00:13:12.060
  • and ask for the recipe.
  • 00:13:13.210 --> 00:13:16.210
  • And it's never going to taste
  • 00:13:16.210 --> 00:13:18.110
  • as good as she can make it
  • 00:13:18.110 --> 00:13:21.080
  • because she don't
  • 00:13:21.080 --> 00:13:22.060
  • know the recipe.
  • 00:13:22.060 --> 00:13:23.030
  • She's just picking stuff up
  • 00:13:23.030 --> 00:13:24.150
  • and throwing it in.
  • 00:13:24.150 --> 00:13:27.030
  • But it thrills her
  • 00:13:27.030 --> 00:13:29.060
  • that you think enough
  • 00:13:29.060 --> 00:13:30.120
  • to ask her.
  • 00:13:30.120 --> 00:13:32.140
  • And it sounds almost,
  • 00:13:32.140 --> 00:13:33.100
  • to some of you, unimportant.
  • 00:13:33.100 --> 00:13:35.140
  • But I'm telling you,
  • 00:13:35.140 --> 00:13:36.130
  • the older that someone gets,
  • 00:13:36.130 --> 00:13:38.230
  • the more we need to show,
  • 00:13:38.230 --> 00:13:40.150
  • and remember, and honor,
  • 00:13:40.150 --> 00:13:42.180
  • and let them know constantly
  • 00:13:42.180 --> 00:13:44.180
  • how valuable,
  • 00:13:44.180 --> 00:13:45.230
  • and how much we love them.
  • 00:13:45.230 --> 00:13:47.060
  • What mothers need most
  • 00:13:47.060 --> 00:13:49.100
  • is to know that their children
  • 00:13:49.100 --> 00:13:52.050
  • love and honor God.
  • 00:13:52.050 --> 00:13:55.000
  • One of the greatest things
  • 00:13:55.000 --> 00:13:57.040
  • that you can honor your mother
  • 00:13:57.040 --> 00:13:58.170
  • with -- nothing would honor
  • 00:13:58.170 --> 00:14:00.150
  • your mother more
  • 00:14:00.150 --> 00:14:01.180
  • than giving your life
  • 00:14:01.180 --> 00:14:03.120
  • to Jesus Christ.
  • 00:14:03.120 --> 00:14:05.120
  • Nothing.
  • 00:14:05.120 --> 00:14:07.280
  • Nothing.
  • 00:14:08.120 --> 00:14:11.120
  • I want to close with this story,
  • 00:14:11.120 --> 00:14:12.180
  • and I want you
  • 00:14:12.180 --> 00:14:13.040
  • to listen carefully.
  • 00:14:13.040 --> 00:14:14.260
  • It's a true story.
  • 00:14:14.260 --> 00:14:15.290
  • It's a documented story,
  • 00:14:15.290 --> 00:14:17.160
  • a historical story,
  • 00:14:17.160 --> 00:14:19.220
  • that is real.
  • 00:14:19.220 --> 00:14:21.200
  • In 1820, there was a man
  • 00:14:21.200 --> 00:14:23.200
  • by the name of Peter Richley
  • 00:14:24.060 --> 00:14:27.060
  • who had perhaps
  • 00:14:27.060 --> 00:14:28.030
  • the strangest survival story
  • 00:14:28.030 --> 00:14:30.140
  • ever told that we have
  • 00:14:30.140 --> 00:14:32.200
  • in human record.
  • 00:14:32.200 --> 00:14:34.220
  • Peter Richley got on a ship
  • 00:14:37.190 --> 00:14:40.190
  • in 1820 to sail
  • 00:14:40.190 --> 00:14:43.050
  • from England to Australia.
  • 00:14:43.090 --> 00:14:46.090
  • Along the journey,
  • 00:14:46.090 --> 00:14:47.250
  • across the ocean,
  • 00:14:47.250 --> 00:14:49.090
  • the ship encountered a problem,
  • 00:14:49.090 --> 00:14:52.030
  • and it began to sink.
  • 00:14:52.030 --> 00:14:54.030
  • It went all the way under,
  • 00:14:54.030 --> 00:14:55.140
  • and everyone perished but a man
  • 00:14:55.140 --> 00:14:58.080
  • by the name of Peter Richley.
  • 00:14:58.080 --> 00:15:01.080
  • While he was floating
  • 00:15:01.080 --> 00:15:02.070
  • in the water, a second ship
  • 00:15:02.070 --> 00:15:04.010
  • happened to come along.
  • 00:15:04.010 --> 00:15:05.230
  • They saw something in the water.
  • 00:15:05.230 --> 00:15:07.100
  • They went over.
  • 00:15:07.100 --> 00:15:08.030
  • And sure enough,
  • 00:15:08.030 --> 00:15:09.050
  • he was rescued.
  • 00:15:09.050 --> 00:15:11.050
  • The next day,
  • 00:15:11.050 --> 00:15:13.100
  • they encountered a storm,
  • 00:15:13.100 --> 00:15:16.060
  • and the second ship sank.
  • 00:15:17.010 --> 00:15:20.010
  • But there happened to be
  • 00:15:20.010 --> 00:15:21.000
  • a third ship, and Peter Richley
  • 00:15:21.230 --> 00:15:24.230
  • was rescued by the third ship.
  • 00:15:25.220 --> 00:15:28.220
  • But something happened
  • 00:15:28.220 --> 00:15:29.190
  • along the journey,
  • 00:15:29.190 --> 00:15:30.220
  • and the third ship --
  • 00:15:30.220 --> 00:15:32.150
  • this is a historical record.
  • 00:15:32.150 --> 00:15:34.130
  • You can check out
  • 00:15:34.130 --> 00:15:35.010
  • what I'm telling you.
  • 00:15:35.010 --> 00:15:36.030
  • It sunk.
  • 00:15:36.030 --> 00:15:38.040
  • But there came a fourth ship,
  • 00:15:38.220 --> 00:15:41.220
  • and it found that one man
  • 00:15:41.220 --> 00:15:43.220
  • in the water.
  • 00:15:43.220 --> 00:15:44.130
  • Now my thing is, I might --
  • 00:15:44.130 --> 00:15:45.200
  • would check him out
  • 00:15:45.200 --> 00:15:47.230
  • and wonder if
  • 00:15:47.230 --> 00:15:48.110
  • he's sinking these ships.
  • 00:15:48.110 --> 00:15:49.120
  • But he wasn't.
  • 00:15:49.120 --> 00:15:50.130
  • He hadn't --
  • 00:15:50.130 --> 00:15:51.000
  • it was just a freak thing.
  • 00:15:51.000 --> 00:15:52.150
  • The fourth ship bailed him
  • 00:15:52.150 --> 00:15:54.130
  • out of the water
  • 00:15:54.130 --> 00:15:56.070
  • and rescued him.
  • 00:15:56.070 --> 00:15:58.120
  • Come on, you're going
  • 00:15:58.120 --> 00:15:59.030
  • to help me preach.
  • 00:15:59.030 --> 00:16:00.100
  • But while they're
  • 00:16:00.100 --> 00:16:01.100
  • on their journey to Australia,
  • 00:16:01.100 --> 00:16:03.130
  • the fourth ship sinks,
  • 00:16:03.130 --> 00:16:05.150
  • and a fifth ship comes along
  • 00:16:05.150 --> 00:16:07.140
  • and bails him out of the water.
  • 00:16:07.140 --> 00:16:09.130
  • But the fifth ship sunk.
  • 00:16:11.240 --> 00:16:14.240
  • And the sixth ship came along.
  • 00:16:14.240 --> 00:16:17.060
  • It was called the City of Leeds.
  • 00:16:17.060 --> 00:16:19.150
  • That's the name of the ship.
  • 00:16:19.150 --> 00:16:20.190
  • The City of Leeds.
  • 00:16:20.190 --> 00:16:21.230
  • L-E-E-D-S.
  • 00:16:21.250 --> 00:16:24.250
  • The crew pulled him
  • 00:16:24.250 --> 00:16:25.270
  • out of the water,
  • 00:16:25.270 --> 00:16:26.260
  • gave him warm clothes,
  • 00:16:26.260 --> 00:16:28.050
  • fed him meal.
  • 00:16:28.050 --> 00:16:30.020
  • He told them
  • 00:16:30.020 --> 00:16:31.110
  • his unbelievable story.
  • 00:16:32.070 --> 00:16:35.070
  • And as he finally
  • 00:16:35.070 --> 00:16:37.290
  • got over that trip,
  • 00:16:37.290 --> 00:16:39.160
  • and they were a few days
  • 00:16:39.160 --> 00:16:40.160
  • from the harbor
  • 00:16:40.160 --> 00:16:41.270
  • in Sydney, Australia,
  • 00:16:41.270 --> 00:16:44.130
  • their captain came to him.
  • 00:16:44.130 --> 00:16:45.260
  • And he said, "Sir, would you
  • 00:16:45.260 --> 00:16:47.280
  • do a favor for us?"
  • 00:16:47.280 --> 00:16:49.150
  • And he said, "You saved my life.
  • 00:16:49.150 --> 00:16:51.130
  • I'll do anything
  • 00:16:51.130 --> 00:16:52.130
  • you ask me to do."
  • 00:16:52.130 --> 00:16:54.060
  • He said, "When we started
  • 00:16:54.060 --> 00:16:54.290
  • this journey many weeks ago,
  • 00:16:54.290 --> 00:16:57.290
  • there was an old mother,
  • 00:16:57.290 --> 00:16:59.200
  • an old woman,
  • 00:16:59.200 --> 00:17:01.010
  • who won the hearts of the crew.
  • 00:17:01.010 --> 00:17:03.010
  • She loved on every one of us,
  • 00:17:03.010 --> 00:17:05.010
  • and she knew
  • 00:17:05.010 --> 00:17:05.190
  • every man on the crew.
  • 00:17:05.190 --> 00:17:07.230
  • Every person on the boat
  • 00:17:07.230 --> 00:17:09.070
  • was just the crew.
  • 00:17:09.070 --> 00:17:10.290
  • And she had a ticket
  • 00:17:10.290 --> 00:17:12.220
  • going to Australia,
  • 00:17:12.220 --> 00:17:15.030
  • but she became ill
  • 00:17:15.030 --> 00:17:16.240
  • about a week ago.
  • 00:17:16.240 --> 00:17:18.120
  • And she is so feverish
  • 00:17:18.120 --> 00:17:20.100
  • and so sick that she is dying.
  • 00:17:20.100 --> 00:17:22.270
  • She's down to nothing.
  • 00:17:22.270 --> 00:17:24.020
  • She hasn't eaten anything.
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  • She's burning up
  • 00:17:25.140 --> 00:17:26.050
  • with a fever,
  • 00:17:26.050 --> 00:17:27.030
  • and we think she's so frail
  • 00:17:27.030 --> 00:17:28.280
  • she won't last even
  • 00:17:28.280 --> 00:17:30.030
  • until we make it to Australia.
  • 00:17:30.170 --> 00:17:33.170
  • Would you -- because
  • 00:17:33.170 --> 00:17:34.220
  • the whole time
  • 00:17:34.220 --> 00:17:35.240
  • that she's been ill, and sick,
  • 00:17:35.240 --> 00:17:37.180
  • and delirious,
  • 00:17:37.180 --> 00:17:38.090
  • out of her mind with fever --
  • 00:17:38.090 --> 00:17:40.220
  • she's been praying.
  • 00:17:40.220 --> 00:17:42.030
  • 'Oh God, oh God, I beg you --
  • 00:17:42.030 --> 00:17:44.280
  • let me see my son one more time.
  • 00:17:45.040 --> 00:17:48.040
  • Just let me live to see my son.
  • 00:17:48.040 --> 00:17:50.200
  • I beg you.'"
  • 00:17:50.200 --> 00:17:51.140
  • And he said,
  • 00:17:51.140 --> 00:17:52.010
  • "She goes in and out
  • 00:17:52.010 --> 00:17:53.000
  • of almost a coma,
  • 00:17:53.000 --> 00:17:54.250
  • but that's the prayer
  • 00:17:54.250 --> 00:17:56.000
  • whenever she comes around.
  • 00:17:56.000 --> 00:17:58.040
  • And the crew loves her so much,
  • 00:17:58.040 --> 00:18:00.170
  • but she knows all of them.
  • 00:18:00.170 --> 00:18:02.010
  • But she won't know
  • 00:18:02.010 --> 00:18:03.200
  • who you are because
  • 00:18:03.200 --> 00:18:04.170
  • we picked you up in the ocean.
  • 00:18:04.170 --> 00:18:07.030
  • Would you pretend to be her son
  • 00:18:07.030 --> 00:18:09.080
  • so she can leave
  • 00:18:09.080 --> 00:18:10.050
  • this world in peace?"
  • 00:18:10.050 --> 00:18:12.280
  • And he said, "Of course I will."
  • 00:18:12.280 --> 00:18:14.260
  • He walked in,
  • 00:18:14.260 --> 00:18:15.250
  • and the captain kind of
  • 00:18:15.250 --> 00:18:17.110
  • pushed him to the boat.
  • 00:18:17.110 --> 00:18:18.130
  • He looked.
  • 00:18:18.130 --> 00:18:19.010
  • There was a silver-haired,
  • 00:18:19.010 --> 00:18:20.100
  • frail woman,
  • 00:18:20.100 --> 00:18:21.250
  • burning up with fever.
  • 00:18:21.250 --> 00:18:23.070
  • It was obvious
  • 00:18:23.070 --> 00:18:23.290
  • she was at the point of death.
  • 00:18:23.290 --> 00:18:26.050
  • But under her breath,
  • 00:18:26.050 --> 00:18:27.210
  • she was praying.
  • 00:18:27.210 --> 00:18:28.210
  • "Oh God, please let me see
  • 00:18:28.210 --> 00:18:30.290
  • my son one more time."
  • 00:18:30.290 --> 00:18:33.000
  • And suddenly,
  • 00:18:33.000 --> 00:18:34.030
  • when Peter Richley looked
  • 00:18:34.030 --> 00:18:35.230
  • into the face of that woman,
  • 00:18:35.230 --> 00:18:37.080
  • he broke and began to weep.
  • 00:18:37.120 --> 00:18:40.120
  • Because it was his mother,
  • 00:18:40.120 --> 00:18:42.290
  • Sarah Richley,
  • 00:18:42.290 --> 00:18:45.190
  • who had not seen him
  • 00:18:45.190 --> 00:18:47.180
  • in ten years.
  • 00:18:47.180 --> 00:18:49.240
  • And she had made a decision
  • 00:18:49.240 --> 00:18:51.170
  • to somehow go see her son
  • 00:18:51.170 --> 00:18:53.230
  • one more time.
  • 00:18:53.230 --> 00:18:56.220
  • And I believe the only reason
  • 00:18:56.220 --> 00:18:59.090
  • that five ships sinking
  • 00:18:59.090 --> 00:19:02.050
  • couldn't take him down,
  • 00:19:02.050 --> 00:19:04.130
  • the storm couldn't destroy him,
  • 00:19:04.130 --> 00:19:06.230
  • is we are to never underestimate
  • 00:19:07.070 --> 00:19:10.070
  • the power of a praying mother.
  • 00:19:10.290 --> 00:19:13.290
  • It'll get you through any storm.
  • 00:19:13.290 --> 00:19:16.170
  • It'll get you through
  • 00:19:16.170 --> 00:19:17.120
  • any crisis.
  • 00:19:17.120 --> 00:19:18.260
  • It'll get your family through
  • 00:19:18.260 --> 00:19:21.120
  • any kind of stormy weather
  • 00:19:21.120 --> 00:19:23.130
  • they're going through.
  • 00:19:23.130 --> 00:19:24.140
  • The power of a praying mother.
  • 00:19:25.060 --> 00:19:28.060
  • I know in my family,
  • 00:19:28.060 --> 00:19:30.210
  • when there's trouble
  • 00:19:30.210 --> 00:19:31.150
  • in our home,
  • 00:19:31.150 --> 00:19:32.110
  • I run to my mother.
  • 00:19:32.110 --> 00:19:34.020
  • I pick up the phone,
  • 00:19:34.020 --> 00:19:35.220
  • and I say, "Pray for me.
  • 00:19:36.060 --> 00:19:39.060
  • Pray for my family.
  • 00:19:39.060 --> 00:19:40.220
  • Pray for my children."
  • 00:19:40.220 --> 00:19:43.070
  • Because we should never
  • 00:19:43.070 --> 00:19:44.160
  • underestimate the power
  • 00:19:44.250 --> 00:19:47.250
  • of a praying mother.
  • 00:19:47.250 --> 00:19:48.150
  • When she can't work anymore,
  • 00:19:48.150 --> 00:19:50.170
  • when she can't give anymore,
  • 00:19:50.170 --> 00:19:52.120
  • when she can't serve anymore,
  • 00:19:52.120 --> 00:19:54.130
  • when she can't do things
  • 00:19:54.130 --> 00:19:55.280
  • for you anymore,
  • 00:19:55.280 --> 00:19:56.200
  • she can pray for you.
  • 00:19:57.190 --> 00:20:00.190
  • I'm going to tell you something.
  • 00:20:00.190 --> 00:20:02.140
  • There's power in the prayers
  • 00:20:02.150 --> 00:20:05.150
  • of a godly mother.
  • 00:20:06.080 --> 00:20:09.080
  • Give God a big praise
  • 00:20:09.080 --> 00:20:10.150
  • if you know
  • 00:20:10.150 --> 00:20:11.020
  • I'm preaching the truth.
  • 00:20:11.060 --> 00:20:14.060
  • And there's things
  • 00:20:14.060 --> 00:20:14.280
  • that should have taken you out,
  • 00:20:14.280 --> 00:20:16.200
  • that should have taken you down.
  • 00:20:16.200 --> 00:20:18.140
  • There's no reason
  • 00:20:18.140 --> 00:20:19.270
  • why you're still here today,
  • 00:20:19.270 --> 00:20:21.260
  • except God answered
  • 00:20:21.260 --> 00:20:24.020
  • the prayers of a praying mother.
  • 00:20:24.080 --> 00:20:27.080
  • And here you are
  • 00:20:27.080 --> 00:20:28.150
  • at Free Chapel today.
  • 00:20:28.150 --> 00:20:31.070
  • And the greatest way
  • 00:20:31.070 --> 00:20:32.140
  • that you could honor God
  • 00:20:32.140 --> 00:20:35.020
  • is to give your heart
  • 00:20:35.020 --> 00:20:36.120
  • and life to Jesus Christ.
  • 00:20:38.020 --> 00:20:41.020
  • When Jesus hung on the cross,
  • 00:20:41.020 --> 00:20:43.040
  • He honored His mother.
  • 00:20:43.040 --> 00:20:45.140
  • He said, "John, take care
  • 00:20:45.140 --> 00:20:47.050
  • of My mother."
  • 00:20:47.050 --> 00:20:48.080
  • He modeled for us
  • 00:20:48.080 --> 00:20:49.210
  • that we are to honor our mother.
  • 00:20:50.190 --> 00:20:53.190
  • Even in His own pain,
  • 00:20:53.190 --> 00:20:55.120
  • He wouldn't forget
  • 00:20:55.120 --> 00:20:57.040
  • to honor His mother.
  • 00:20:57.040 --> 00:20:59.280
  • You can honor your mother
  • 00:20:59.280 --> 00:21:02.040
  • and her prayers by accepting
  • 00:21:02.140 --> 00:21:05.140
  • her God and her Savior,
  • 00:21:05.140 --> 00:21:08.040
  • Jesus Christ.
  • 00:21:08.040 --> 00:21:09.170
  • But I'm going to give you
  • 00:21:09.170 --> 00:21:10.290
  • an opportunity to honor the Lord
  • 00:21:14.150 --> 00:21:17.150
  • and honor the prayers
  • 00:21:17.150 --> 00:21:19.080
  • of a praying mother today.
  • 00:21:19.220 --> 00:21:22.220
  • Pastor, pray for me.
  • 00:21:22.220 --> 00:21:24.200
  • I don't know that
  • 00:21:24.200 --> 00:21:26.180
  • I'm ready to stand before God.
  • 00:21:26.180 --> 00:21:28.260
  • I don't know that
  • 00:21:28.260 --> 00:21:29.280
  • I'm right with God.
  • 00:21:29.280 --> 00:21:31.130
  • As a matter of fact,
  • 00:21:31.130 --> 00:21:32.080
  • I would have to say,
  • 00:21:32.080 --> 00:21:34.020
  • deep in my heart
  • 00:21:34.020 --> 00:21:35.010
  • I know that I'm far from God.
  • 00:21:35.170 --> 00:21:38.170
  • And I know the only thing
  • 00:21:38.170 --> 00:21:39.230
  • that's kept me alive --
  • 00:21:39.230 --> 00:21:41.120
  • the car wreck might
  • 00:21:41.120 --> 00:21:42.120
  • would have killed me.
  • 00:21:42.120 --> 00:21:43.170
  • The drugs might
  • 00:21:43.170 --> 00:21:44.200
  • would have destroyed me.
  • 00:21:44.200 --> 00:21:45.250
  • The party that I went to,
  • 00:21:45.250 --> 00:21:47.110
  • I could have ended up
  • 00:21:47.110 --> 00:21:48.030
  • in a prison cell.
  • 00:21:48.030 --> 00:21:49.030
  • I probably should be there.
  • 00:21:49.030 --> 00:21:51.000
  • But the only thing
  • 00:21:51.000 --> 00:21:52.020
  • that kept me afloat
  • 00:21:52.020 --> 00:21:55.010
  • was the prayers
  • 00:21:55.010 --> 00:21:56.230
  • of a praying mother.
  • 00:21:56.240 --> 00:21:59.240
  • Please, Pastor.
  • 00:21:59.240 --> 00:22:02.060
  • I want to receive her God
  • 00:22:02.060 --> 00:22:04.220
  • as my God.
  • 00:22:04.220 --> 00:22:06.230
  • I want Jesus to be
  • 00:22:06.230 --> 00:22:07.270
  • Lord of my life.
  • 00:22:07.270 --> 00:22:09.260
  • I want to give Him
  • 00:22:09.260 --> 00:22:10.150
  • my life today.
  • 00:22:10.150 --> 00:22:11.260
  • Pray for me.
  • 00:22:11.260 --> 00:22:12.290
  • I won't embarrass you.
  • 00:22:12.290 --> 00:22:13.260
  • I won't humiliate you.
  • 00:22:13.260 --> 00:22:15.070
  • But Jesus said He would not come
  • 00:22:15.220 --> 00:22:18.220
  • where He's not invited.
  • 00:22:18.220 --> 00:22:20.130
  • And if you don't
  • 00:22:20.130 --> 00:22:20.280
  • acknowledge Him,
  • 00:22:20.280 --> 00:22:21.280
  • He will not acknowledge you.
  • 00:22:22.010 --> 00:22:25.010
  • You must acknowledge Him,
  • 00:22:25.010 --> 00:22:27.030
  • and He will come.
  • 00:22:27.030 --> 00:22:29.060
  • Pastor, pray for me.
  • 00:22:29.060 --> 00:22:30.170
  • I want Jesus in my life.
  • 00:22:31.160 --> 00:22:34.160
  • I want to honor God today.
  • 00:22:34.160 --> 00:22:37.140
  • I want to surrender to Him.
  • 00:22:37.140 --> 00:22:39.020
  • Pray for me.
  • 00:22:39.020 --> 00:22:39.230
  • If that's you,
  • 00:22:39.230 --> 00:22:40.250
  • boldly lift your hand up
  • 00:22:40.250 --> 00:22:42.010
  • right where you're standing.
  • 00:22:42.010 --> 00:22:43.010
  • I want to see it, right now.
  • 00:22:43.010 --> 00:22:44.070
  • There's a hand.
  • 00:22:44.070 --> 00:22:45.020
  • There's a hand.
  • 00:22:45.020 --> 00:22:45.170
  • There's a hand.
  • 00:22:45.170 --> 00:22:46.050
  • There's a hand.
  • 00:22:46.050 --> 00:22:46.210
  • Beautiful.
  • 00:22:46.210 --> 00:22:47.090
  • Raise it high and unashamed.
  • 00:22:47.090 --> 00:22:48.270
  • This is awesome.
  • 00:22:48.270 --> 00:22:49.270
  • This is awesome.
  • 00:22:49.270 --> 00:22:50.190
  • Right there in that room
  • 00:22:50.190 --> 00:22:51.240
  • where you are,
  • 00:22:51.240 --> 00:22:52.110
  • raise that hand high.
  • 00:22:52.110 --> 00:22:55.020
  • It's powerful.
  • 00:22:55.020 --> 00:22:55.230
  • It's beautiful.
  • 00:22:55.230 --> 00:22:56.150
  • See hands.
  • 00:22:56.150 --> 00:22:57.240
  • See hands.
  • 00:22:57.240 --> 00:22:58.170
  • This is awesome.
  • 00:22:58.170 --> 00:22:59.290
  • There's some mothers,
  • 00:22:59.290 --> 00:23:01.120
  • either here on earth
  • 00:23:01.120 --> 00:23:02.100
  • or up in Heaven,
  • 00:23:02.100 --> 00:23:03.170
  • that are going to be shouting
  • 00:23:03.170 --> 00:23:04.290
  • when this service
  • 00:23:04.290 --> 00:23:05.210
  • is done in about one minute.
  • 00:23:06.180 --> 00:23:09.180
  • All right,
  • 00:23:09.180 --> 00:23:10.000
  • here's what I want you to do.
  • 00:23:10.000 --> 00:23:10.280
  • If you raised your hand
  • 00:23:10.280 --> 00:23:12.040
  • and if you're just
  • 00:23:12.040 --> 00:23:12.210
  • standing around,
  • 00:23:12.210 --> 00:23:14.100
  • I want you to pray
  • 00:23:14.100 --> 00:23:14.290
  • this prayer out loud
  • 00:23:14.290 --> 00:23:16.210
  • and know that
  • 00:23:16.210 --> 00:23:17.180
  • these are eternal words.
  • 00:23:17.180 --> 00:23:19.050
  • The Bible said:
  • 00:23:19.050 --> 00:23:20.070
  • "He that hath the Son,"
  • 00:23:20.070 --> 00:23:21.210
  • listen: "Hath eternal life."
  • 00:23:21.210 --> 00:23:24.210
  • The moment you accept Jesus,
  • 00:23:24.210 --> 00:23:26.180
  • you accept eternal life.
  • 00:23:27.130 --> 00:23:30.130
  • Pray this prayer, everybody.
  • 00:23:30.130 --> 00:23:31.220
  • Say these words out loud.
  • 00:23:31.220 --> 00:23:33.110
  • "Lord Jesus,
  • 00:23:33.110 --> 00:23:35.110
  • I surrender my life
  • 00:23:35.110 --> 00:23:37.180
  • completely to you.
  • 00:23:37.180 --> 00:23:39.220
  • I believe in what you did
  • 00:23:39.220 --> 00:23:42.140
  • on the cross,
  • 00:23:42.140 --> 00:23:43.250
  • when you shed your blood.
  • 00:23:43.250 --> 00:23:45.230
  • It cleanses me,
  • 00:23:45.230 --> 00:23:47.220
  • it forgives me,
  • 00:23:47.220 --> 00:23:49.180
  • it heals me,
  • 00:23:49.180 --> 00:23:51.110
  • and it blesses me.
  • 00:23:51.110 --> 00:23:53.240
  • I have the faith of my mother.
  • 00:23:54.210 --> 00:23:57.210
  • It's now in me,
  • 00:23:57.210 --> 00:23:59.220
  • and I will walk with Jesus
  • 00:24:00.100 --> 00:24:03.100
  • the rest of my life."
  • 00:24:03.100 --> 00:24:05.200
  • - In closing moments,
  • 00:24:13.240 --> 00:24:14.220
  • I wanna talk to you about
  • 00:24:14.220 --> 00:24:15.210
  • something that moved me and,
  • 00:24:15.290 --> 00:24:18.290
  • I don't think
  • 00:24:18.290 --> 00:24:19.130
  • I'll ever be the same.
  • 00:24:19.130 --> 00:24:20.200
  • God has opened some
  • 00:24:20.200 --> 00:24:22.040
  • unprecedented opportunities
  • 00:24:22.040 --> 00:24:24.140
  • for this ministry
  • 00:24:24.140 --> 00:24:25.090
  • And, I can tell you,
  • 00:24:27.180 --> 00:24:28.260
  • the work that we're doing
  • 00:24:28.260 --> 00:24:30.030
  • in Israel is critical.
  • 00:24:30.030 --> 00:24:32.260
  • Just in the last few weeks,
  • 00:24:32.260 --> 00:24:35.090
  • rockets, if you've been
  • 00:24:35.090 --> 00:24:36.050
  • watching the news,
  • 00:24:36.050 --> 00:24:37.050
  • have been fired,
  • 00:24:37.050 --> 00:24:38.050
  • and injuries and chaos
  • 00:24:38.050 --> 00:24:39.270
  • has plagued a tiny region
  • 00:24:39.270 --> 00:24:42.050
  • bordering Gaza, in Egypt.
  • 00:24:42.050 --> 00:24:44.120
  • A tiny region of Israel
  • 00:24:44.120 --> 00:24:46.120
  • is the Eshkol Region,
  • 00:24:46.120 --> 00:24:48.190
  • and there, we're building
  • 00:24:48.190 --> 00:24:50.090
  • the Eshkol Region Trauma Center.
  • 00:24:50.090 --> 00:24:52.280
  • We broke ground on it,
  • 00:24:52.280 --> 00:24:54.090
  • it is under construction.
  • 00:24:54.090 --> 00:24:56.080
  • the Biblical prophecy
  • 00:24:57.100 --> 00:24:59.080
  • as Isaiah spoke
  • 00:24:59.080 --> 00:25:00.160
  • in the 40th chapter,
  • 00:25:00.160 --> 00:25:01.230
  • when He said, "Comfort ye,
  • 00:25:01.230 --> 00:25:03.200
  • comfort ye, My people",
  • 00:25:03.200 --> 00:25:05.240
  • and that's exactly
  • 00:25:05.240 --> 00:25:06.180
  • what we're doing.
  • 00:25:06.180 --> 00:25:08.050
  • The Center that we're building
  • 00:25:08.050 --> 00:25:09.250
  • will have an indoor playground
  • 00:25:09.250 --> 00:25:11.130
  • for over 2.500 children,
  • 00:25:12.160 --> 00:25:15.160
  • where they can play
  • 00:25:15.160 --> 00:25:16.190
  • and dream and grow in safety,
  • 00:25:16.190 --> 00:25:19.180
  • along with elderly
  • 00:25:19.180 --> 00:25:20.190
  • Holocaust survivors,
  • 00:25:20.190 --> 00:25:22.020
  • in that very area.
  • 00:25:22.020 --> 00:25:24.160
  • I'm not gonna tell you
  • 00:25:24.160 --> 00:25:25.110
  • what to give.
  • 00:25:25.110 --> 00:25:27.050
  • I'm only gonna ask you
  • 00:25:27.050 --> 00:25:28.170
  • to seek the Lord,
  • 00:25:28.170 --> 00:25:30.000
  • and see what He would
  • 00:25:30.000 --> 00:25:31.010
  • have you do.
  • 00:25:31.010 --> 00:25:33.040
  • And, as we do this together,
  • 00:25:33.040 --> 00:25:34.250
  • I believe God will pour out
  • 00:25:34.250 --> 00:25:36.130
  • blessings on you,
  • 00:25:36.130 --> 00:25:37.200
  • you've never seen before.
  • 00:25:37.200 --> 00:25:39.140
  • Please, do your very best;
  • 00:25:39.140 --> 00:25:41.130
  • we need your help
  • 00:25:41.130 --> 00:25:42.130
  • on this project.
  • 00:25:42.130 --> 00:25:43.160
  • Here's my announcer
  • 00:25:43.160 --> 00:25:45.000
  • - ANNOUNCER: Each year,
  • 00:25:47.110 --> 00:25:47.270
  • thousands of rockets are fired
  • 00:25:47.270 --> 00:25:49.070
  • into cities, neighborhoods,
  • 00:25:49.070 --> 00:25:50.260
  • and schools across Israel.
  • 00:25:50.260 --> 00:25:52.290
  • In Eshkol, an area
  • 00:25:52.290 --> 00:25:53.280
  • immediately next
  • 00:25:53.280 --> 00:25:54.230
  • to the Gaza Strip,
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  • when the sirens sound,
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  • families, children,
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  • and elderly alike,
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  • have just 15 seconds
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  • to take cover
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  • in bomb shelters.
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  • The trauma of terror
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  • ripples through all generations;
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  • from Holocaust survivors,
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  • to the very youngest
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  • But it's because of
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  • your generosity
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  • that we have been able
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  • to break-ground
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  • on the brand-new,
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  • Eshkol Region Trauma Center.
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  • Here, children
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  • and Holocaust survivors alike
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  • will have a safe place
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  • to build community,
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  • strength and resiliency,
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  • and receive
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  • the counseling services
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  • to this critical project,
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  • we wanna equip you
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  • for your fasting journey
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  • in 2020,
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  • beginning January 5th.
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  • With your generous gift
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  • of $1000 or more,
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  • you may request
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  • the "Open My Eyes" collection,
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  • as well as a Tree of Victory
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  • planted in your honor
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  • in the community of Eshkol.
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  • For your gift of $325 or more,
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  • you will receive
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  • the "Open My Eyes" gift set,
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  • or for your gift
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  • of $50 or more,
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  • we will send you
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  • the "Fasting 2020" kit.
  • 00:26:55.080 --> 00:26:57.090
  • For your gift of any amount,
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  • we wanna thank you
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  • by sending you
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  • Jentezen Franklin's book,
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  • "Fasting: 101
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  • Join us as, together,
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  • we fulfill Biblical prophecy,
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  • by bringing comfort
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  • to the nation of Israel
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  • with the Eshkol Trauma Center.
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  • Call the number on the screen
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  • right now,
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  • - We hope you've enjoyed
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  • this teaching
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  • by Jentezen Franklin,
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  • and thank you
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  • for your continued support
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