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How To Save Your Husband Part 2

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May 12, 2020
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  • - In the Old Testament,
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  • - In the Old Testament,when something unclean --
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  • when something unclean --Paul uses this analogy.
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  • Paul uses this analogy.He says the husband
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  • He says the husbandwho doesn't believe
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  • who doesn't believeis sanctified by the wife
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  • is sanctified by the wifewho does believe.
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  • who does believe.It's not just about you.
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  • It's not just about you.The wife who doesn't believe
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  • The wife who doesn't believeis sanctified by the husband
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  • is sanctified by the husbandwho does believe.
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  • who does believe.It doesn't mean that
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  • It doesn't mean thatyour relationship with God
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  • your relationship with Godcan be transferred
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  • can be transferredto another person,
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  • to another person,but your relationship with God
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  • but your relationship with Godcan transform another person
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  • can transform another personwhen they see the example
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  • when they see the exampleof the grace that you claim
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  • of the grace that you claimto have been given operating
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  • to have been given operatingtoward them.
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  • toward them.It'll change them.
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  • It'll change them.It'll change them.
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  • It'll change them.Nagging won't change them,
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  • Nagging won't change them,fussing won't change them,
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  • fussing won't change them,demanding won't change them,
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  • demanding won't change them,but Christ will change them.
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  • but Christ will change them.Grace is power, grace will wash,
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  • Grace is power, grace will wash,grace will sanctify.
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  • grace will sanctify.But in the Old Testament --
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  • But in the Old Testament --I'm almost out of time.
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  • I'm almost out of time.You got time?
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  • You got time?You got time?
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  • You got time?Can I tell you?
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  • Can I tell you?In the Old Testament,
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  • In the Old Testament,when the unclean was in
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  • when the unclean was incontact with the clean,
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  • contact with the clean,like they had all these laws
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  • like they had all these lawsthat when something unclean,
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  • that when something unclean,ceremonially unclean,
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  • ceremonially unclean,many issues could cause someone
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  • many issues could cause someoneto be ceremonially unclean.
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  • to be ceremonially unclean.When the unclean contacted
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  • When the unclean contactedthe clean, in the Old Testament,
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  • the clean, in the Old Testament,the unclean defiled the clean.
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  • the unclean defiled the clean.But one day -- Jesus changed
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  • But one day -- Jesus changedthis, because one day Jesus
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  • this, because one day Jesuswas walking along,
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  • was walking along,and a woman who had an issue
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  • and a woman who had an issueof blood,
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  • of blood,which would have made
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  • which would have madeher unclean, she came up
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  • her unclean, she came upon her knees behind Jesus
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  • on her knees behind Jesusbecause she knew she couldn't
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  • because she knew she couldn'tapproach Him
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  • approach Himwith equal standing.
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  • with equal standing.She touched the hem
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  • She touched the hemof His garment.
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  • of His garment.The unclean touched the clean.
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  • The unclean touched the clean.But, see, in the Old Testament,
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  • But, see, in the Old Testament,if the priest was clean
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  • if the priest was cleanand got touched by the unclean,
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  • and got touched by the unclean,the unclean
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  • the uncleanwould defile the clean.
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  • would defile the clean.What makes Jesus
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  • What makes Jesusa great high priest is that
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  • a great high priest is thatwhen that unclean woman
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  • when that unclean womantouched Him who was the essence
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  • touched Him who was the essenceof purity and perfection,
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  • of purity and perfection,the unclean didn't defile
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  • the unclean didn't defilethe clean.
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  • the clean.The clean purified the unclean.
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  • The clean purified the unclean.Now, if Christ is in you...
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  • Now, if Christ is in you...Sometimes you got to allow God
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  • Sometimes you got to allow Godto use you to touch
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  • to use you to touchsomebody else with
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  • somebody else withthe same grace that He reached
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  • the same grace that He reacheddown and rescued you with.
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  • down and rescued you with.I'm a debtor.
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  • I'm a debtor.I don't know about you.
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  • I don't know about you.I'm a debtor.
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  • I'm a debtor.I'm not a collector.
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  • I'm not a collector.I'm a debtor.
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  • I'm a debtor.I'm not a collector.
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  • I'm not a collector.I remember that He paid a debt
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  • I remember that He paid a debtHe didn't owe.
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  • He didn't owe.And I owed a debt
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  • And I owed a debtthat I couldn't pay.
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  • that I couldn't pay.And it's because of His blood
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  • And it's because of His bloodand His righteousness
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  • and His righteousnessthat I'm counting on every day
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  • that I'm counting on every daywhen I access --
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  • when I access --I access the throne of grace
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  • I access the throne of graceboldly because Jesus,
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  • boldly because Jesus,my high priest, wasn't afraid
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  • my high priest, wasn't afraidto touch the unclean,
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  • to touch the unclean,but He touched me
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  • but He touched meand He changed me
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  • and He changed meand He made me whole.
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  • and He made me whole.And I refuse to hold your sin
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  • And I refuse to hold your sinagainst you when God didn't
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  • against you when God didn'tcount my sin against me.
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  • count my sin against me.This will change some marriages
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  • This will change some marriagesif we can become
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  • if we can becomedebtors together.
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  • debtors together.We all need the same grace.
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  • We all need the same grace.We're breathing in
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  • We're breathing inthe same oxygen that was enabled
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  • the same oxygen that was enabledby God's grace.
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  • by God's grace.We're all living on
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  • We're all living onthe same stuff.
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  • the same stuff.Let no debt remain outstanding
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  • Let no debt remain outstandingexcept the continuing debt
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  • except the continuing debtto love one another,
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  • to love one another,for whoever loves others
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  • for whoever loves othershas fulfilled the law.
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  • has fulfilled the law.Love will take you way further
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  • Love will take you way furtherthan the law ever could.
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  • than the law ever could.And it may be the law
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  • And it may be the lawof the land that you can just
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  • of the land that you can justget a divorce for no reason.
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  • get a divorce for no reason.In fact, that's what
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  • In fact, that's whatthe Pharisees approached Jesus
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  • the Pharisees approached Jesusand asked Him in Matthew 19:
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  • and asked Him in Matthew 19:"Is it rightful for a man
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  • "Is it rightful for a manto divorce his wife for any
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  • to divorce his wife for anyand every reason?"
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  • and every reason?"And Jesus started talking about,
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  • And Jesus started talking about,"Yeah, there are exceptions.
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  • "Yeah, there are exceptions.When someone's unfaithful
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  • When someone's unfaithfulto you, it is grounds
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  • to you, it is groundsfor divorce, but you know what,
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  • for divorce, but you know what,it's also grounds
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  • it's also groundsfor forgiveness."
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  • for forgiveness."I got to stop.
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  • I got to stop.I have a fourth point.
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  • I have a fourth point.It's just up to you.
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  • It's just up to you.You might regret asking
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  • You might regret askingfor this, but...
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  • for this, but...Passion dies, one become two,
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  • Passion dies, one become two,and lives are torn apart
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  • and lives are torn apartbecause covenant
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  • because covenantbecomes contract.
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  • becomes contract.Covenant becomes contract.
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  • Covenant becomes contract.Even when I say the word
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  • Even when I say the word"covenant", I'm afraid that
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  • "covenant", I'm afraid thatpeople today don't know what
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  • people today don't know whatI mean, because words lose
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  • I mean, because words losetheir meaning over time.
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  • their meaning over time.Graham asked me
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  • Graham asked mea great question the other day.
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  • a great question the other day.He's the six-year-old,
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  • He's the six-year-old,and he asked me
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  • and he asked methe best question.
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  • the best question.He said, "Daddy, other than you,
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  • He said, "Daddy, other than you,who's the strongest pastor
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  • who's the strongest pastorthat there is?"
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  • that there is?"Great question.
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  • Great question.A-plus question.
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  • A-plus question.I'll tell him about this friend,
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  • I'll tell him about this friend,this pastor that I know who
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  • this pastor that I know whoI think might be on steroids.
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  • I think might be on steroids.But I told Graham how he used
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  • But I told Graham how he usedto be on the Power team.
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  • to be on the Power team.Some of y'all don't know about
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  • Some of y'all don't know aboutthe Power team,
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  • the Power team,and Graham didn't either.
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  • and Graham didn't either.On the Power team they
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  • On the Power team theywere like -- they do great feats
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  • were like -- they do great featsof strength, like they would
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  • of strength, like they wouldrip phone books in half.
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  • rip phone books in half.And I told him all about that.
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  • And I told him all about that.And you know what Graham said?
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  • And you know what Graham said?He goes,
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  • He goes,"Daddy, what's a phone book?"
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  • "Daddy, what's a phone book?"See, I was trying to explain
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  • See, I was trying to explainthe Power team,
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  • the Power team,and he needed me to explain
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  • and he needed me to explainthe phone book.
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  • the phone book.And so we used to be able
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  • And so we used to be ableto say things,
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  • to say things,"marriage is a covenant",
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  • "marriage is a covenant",and people would have
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  • and people would haveunderstood that a covenant
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  • understood that a covenantis not a contract.
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  • is not a contract.Because a contract is based on
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  • Because a contract is based onmutual distrust.
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  • mutual distrust.I will if you will.
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  • I will if you will.I don't know you.
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  • I don't know you.I don't know how
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  • I don't know howyou're going to do me.
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  • you're going to do me.I don't know where this
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  • I don't know where thisis going, so let's build in all
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  • is going, so let's build in allkinds of exceptions and clauses.
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  • kinds of exceptions and clauses.Contracts are built so I can
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  • Contracts are built so I canfind loopholes, and so we go
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  • find loopholes, and so we gointo marriage like
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  • into marriage likeit's a contract.
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  • it's a contract.But marriage is not a contract.
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  • But marriage is not a contract.It's a covenant.
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  • It's a covenant.People used to get this
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  • People used to get thisbecause, you know,
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  • because, you know,like the Biblical idea of
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  • like the Biblical idea ofa covenant originates
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  • a covenant originatesin the fact that
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  • in the fact thatGod made a covenant with us.
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  • God made a covenant with us.When they would make a covenant
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  • When they would make a covenantalso in the Bible,
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  • also in the Bible,they would do things
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  • they would do thingssymbolically like -- we have
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  • symbolically like -- we haveeasy covenants now,
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  • easy covenants now,like I give you a ring,
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  • like I give you a ring,you give me a ring.
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  • you give me a ring.I can take it off easy enough,
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  • I can take it off easy enough,sell it at the pawn shop.
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  • sell it at the pawn shop.But when they would make
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  • But when they would makea covenant in the Bible,
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  • a covenant in the Bible,not necessarily
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  • not necessarilya wedding covenant,
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  • a wedding covenant,but a covenant, they would cut,
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  • but a covenant, they would cut,for instance, a bull in half.
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  • for instance, a bull in half.They'd walk between
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  • They'd walk betweenthe bull seven times,
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  • the bull seven times,representing completion,
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  • representing completion,perfection.
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  • perfection.And they would say something
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  • And they would say somethinglike, "If I ever forsake
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  • like, "If I ever forsakethis covenant, may what happen
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  • this covenant, may what happento this bull happen to me."
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  • to this bull happen to me."They took it seriously.
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  • They took it seriously.It was a covenant.
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  • It was a covenant.We don't know covenant anymore.
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  • We don't know covenant anymore.What's a phone book?
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  • What's a phone book?What's a covenant?
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  • What's a covenant?We stand before you today,
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  • We stand before you today,brothers and sisters,
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  • brothers and sisters,to acknowledge
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  • to acknowledgethis holy covenant.
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  • this holy covenant.Yeah, yeah, yeah.
  • 00:07:00.505 --> 00:07:01.239
  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.What's a covenant?
  • 00:07:01.239 --> 00:07:02.774
  • What's a covenant?In fact, I cannot make this up.
  • 00:07:02.774 --> 00:07:03.608
  • In fact, I cannot make this up.When I was typing my notes,
  • 00:07:03.608 --> 00:07:05.043
  • When I was typing my notes,I put this point on my notes,
  • 00:07:05.043 --> 00:07:06.912
  • I put this point on my notes,"contract becomes covenant."
  • 00:07:06.912 --> 00:07:07.779
  • "contract becomes covenant."When I put "covenant"
  • 00:07:07.779 --> 00:07:10.415
  • When I put "covenant"in my word processing,
  • 00:07:10.415 --> 00:07:13.018
  • in my word processing,on my document, auto-correct
  • 00:07:13.018 --> 00:07:14.386
  • on my document, auto-correctwould not accept
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  • would not acceptthe word "covenant."
  • 00:07:17.422 --> 00:07:19.357
  • the word "covenant."You know what it changed it to?
  • 00:07:19.357 --> 00:07:25.063
  • You know what it changed it to?"Convenient."
  • 00:07:25.063 --> 00:07:28.867
  • "Convenient."I said, "Thank you, Holy Ghost.
  • 00:07:28.867 --> 00:07:29.935
  • I said, "Thank you, Holy Ghost.That's what I need to tell
  • 00:07:29.935 --> 00:07:32.137
  • That's what I need to tellthese people when I preach from
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  • these people when I preach from1 Corinthians 7 this week,
  • 00:07:34.005 --> 00:07:36.041
  • 1 Corinthians 7 this week,that sometimes keeping your
  • 00:07:36.041 --> 00:07:41.746
  • that sometimes keeping yourcovenant is not convenient."
  • 00:07:41.746 --> 00:07:42.747
  • covenant is not convenient."I'm going to preach
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  • I'm going to preachtill I get the back
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  • till I get the backof the room involved.
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  • of the room involved.I'm going to preach till
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  • I'm going to preach tillevery campus is clapping.
  • 00:07:48.053 --> 00:07:49.454
  • every campus is clapping.Because if marriages
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  • Because if marriagesare going to make it,
  • 00:07:50.422 --> 00:07:52.591
  • are going to make it,it's going to take a covenant,
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  • it's going to take a covenant,not a contract.
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  • not a contract.A contract is,
  • 00:07:54.159 --> 00:07:57.462
  • A contract is,"Oh, you didn't sign that.
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  • "Oh, you didn't sign that.It says on page 44..."
  • 00:07:59.531 --> 00:08:03.435
  • It says on page 44..."It's not a contract.
  • 00:08:03.435 --> 00:08:05.437
  • It's not a contract.It's not a contract.
  • 00:08:05.437 --> 00:08:08.740
  • It's not a contract.It's a covenant.
  • 00:08:08.740 --> 00:08:10.675
  • It's a covenant.It's like I'm serious
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  • It's like I'm seriousabout this.
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  • about this.I'm going to do this.
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  • I'm going to do this.I'm not up here just
  • 00:08:14.212 --> 00:08:15.580
  • I'm not up here justsaying words in front of you.
  • 00:08:15.580 --> 00:08:17.215
  • saying words in front of you.I mean this stuff.
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  • I mean this stuff.I wasn't playing when I said,
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  • I wasn't playing when I said,"I take you
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  • "I take youfor better or worse."
  • 00:08:20.285 --> 00:08:21.520
  • for better or worse."I wasn't playing when I said,
  • 00:08:21.520 --> 00:08:23.054
  • I wasn't playing when I said,"For richer or poorer."
  • 00:08:23.054 --> 00:08:24.823
  • "For richer or poorer."I wasn't saying when I said,
  • 00:08:24.823 --> 00:08:26.124
  • I wasn't saying when I said,"In sickness and in health."
  • 00:08:26.124 --> 00:08:29.194
  • "In sickness and in health."I wasn't playing.
  • 00:08:29.194 --> 00:08:31.863
  • I wasn't playing.Wasn't playing.
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  • Wasn't playing.It's a covenant.
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  • It's a covenant.It's a covenant.
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  • It's a covenant.People don't covenant anymore.
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  • People don't covenant anymore.People hook up.
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  • People hook up.People don't covenant anymore.
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  • People don't covenant anymore.People shack.
  • 00:08:43.642 --> 00:08:44.809
  • People shack.People don't covenant anymore.
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  • People don't covenant anymore.They try it out.
  • 00:08:47.779 --> 00:08:48.947
  • They try it out.But if this is going to make it,
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  • But if this is going to make it,it's going to take a covenant.
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  • it's going to take a covenant.And sometimes that covenant
  • 00:08:53.318 --> 00:08:55.487
  • And sometimes that covenantwill be inconvenient.
  • 00:08:55.487 --> 00:08:57.022
  • will be inconvenient.I got news for you.
  • 00:08:57.022 --> 00:08:59.824
  • I got news for you.The reason you're here today
  • 00:08:59.824 --> 00:09:11.069
  • The reason you're here todayis because God made a covenant.
  • 00:09:11.069 --> 00:09:13.271
  • is because God made a covenant.I got more news for you.
  • 00:09:13.271 --> 00:09:14.205
  • I got more news for you.That covenant has been
  • 00:09:14.205 --> 00:09:15.674
  • That covenant has beenpretty inconvenient for God
  • 00:09:15.674 --> 00:09:17.876
  • pretty inconvenient for Godat many times.
  • 00:09:17.876 --> 00:09:19.978
  • at many times.Because you hadn't always been
  • 00:09:19.978 --> 00:09:21.112
  • Because you hadn't always beenas perfect as you are right now
  • 00:09:21.112 --> 00:09:28.653
  • as perfect as you are right nowin this moment in church.
  • 00:09:28.653 --> 00:09:32.857
  • in this moment in church.It wasn't convenient for Jesus
  • 00:09:32.857 --> 00:09:35.026
  • It wasn't convenient for Jesusto come down from heaven,
  • 00:09:35.026 --> 00:09:37.896
  • to come down from heaven,be born as a baby in a barn
  • 00:09:37.896 --> 00:09:38.797
  • be born as a baby in a barnbecause there was no room
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  • because there was no roomfor Him in the inn,
  • 00:09:39.965 --> 00:09:43.134
  • for Him in the inn,but He had a covenant to keep.
  • 00:09:43.134 --> 00:09:44.569
  • but He had a covenant to keep.He had a covenant to keep.
  • 00:09:44.569 --> 00:09:45.937
  • He had a covenant to keep.So He came.
  • 00:09:45.937 --> 00:09:48.106
  • So He came.It wasn't convenient for Jesus
  • 00:09:48.106 --> 00:09:49.274
  • It wasn't convenient for Jesusto heal the very people
  • 00:09:49.274 --> 00:09:50.642
  • to heal the very peoplewho would try to run Him off
  • 00:09:50.642 --> 00:09:52.811
  • who would try to run Him offthe edge of a cliff
  • 00:09:52.811 --> 00:09:53.745
  • the edge of a cliffbecause He dared to call himself
  • 00:09:53.745 --> 00:09:55.180
  • because He dared to call himselfthe son of God,
  • 00:09:55.180 --> 00:09:56.781
  • the son of God,but He had a covenant to keep.
  • 00:09:56.781 --> 00:09:58.216
  • but He had a covenant to keep.It wasn't convenient for Him to
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  • It wasn't convenient for Him topray in the Garden of Gethsemane
  • 00:09:59.851 --> 00:10:01.219
  • pray in the Garden of Gethsemaneuntil His drops of sweat
  • 00:10:01.219 --> 00:10:02.621
  • until His drops of sweatbecame like drops of blood,
  • 00:10:02.621 --> 00:10:04.089
  • became like drops of blood,but He had a covenant to keep,
  • 00:10:04.089 --> 00:10:05.156
  • but He had a covenant to keep,so He prayed for you
  • 00:10:05.156 --> 00:10:06.558
  • so He prayed for youand He prayed for me.
  • 00:10:06.558 --> 00:10:07.359
  • and He prayed for me.It wasn't convenient
  • 00:10:07.359 --> 00:10:08.693
  • It wasn't convenientwhen everybody slept on Him,
  • 00:10:08.693 --> 00:10:10.629
  • when everybody slept on Him,but He went to the cross
  • 00:10:10.629 --> 00:10:11.563
  • but He went to the crossbecause He had a covenant
  • 00:10:11.563 --> 00:10:13.064
  • because He had a covenantto keep.
  • 00:10:13.064 --> 00:10:13.865
  • to keep.It wasn't convenient when
  • 00:10:13.865 --> 00:10:15.000
  • It wasn't convenient whenthey pulled the beard
  • 00:10:15.000 --> 00:10:17.435
  • they pulled the beardfrom His face, but He stood
  • 00:10:17.435 --> 00:10:18.937
  • from His face, but He stoodtrial because He had a covenant
  • 00:10:18.937 --> 00:10:20.138
  • trial because He had a covenantto keep.
  • 00:10:20.138 --> 00:10:21.172
  • to keep.It wasn't convenient
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  • It wasn't convenientwhen they mocked Him
  • 00:10:22.607 --> 00:10:23.942
  • when they mocked Himand spit on the face
  • 00:10:23.942 --> 00:10:24.909
  • and spit on the faceof the radiance of God's glory,
  • 00:10:24.909 --> 00:10:26.978
  • of the radiance of God's glory,but He had a covenant to keep.
  • 00:10:26.978 --> 00:10:28.113
  • but He had a covenant to keep.It wasn't convenient
  • 00:10:28.113 --> 00:10:29.447
  • It wasn't convenientwhen they drove the nails
  • 00:10:29.447 --> 00:10:30.715
  • when they drove the nailsthrough His hands
  • 00:10:30.715 --> 00:10:31.549
  • through His handsand through His feet,
  • 00:10:31.549 --> 00:10:34.319
  • and through His feet,but He had a covenant to keep.
  • 00:10:34.319 --> 00:10:35.754
  • but He had a covenant to keep.It wasn't convenient when
  • 00:10:35.754 --> 00:10:37.355
  • It wasn't convenient whenHe shed His blood to forgive
  • 00:10:37.355 --> 00:10:38.556
  • He shed His blood to forgiveyou of your sin,
  • 00:10:38.556 --> 00:10:40.859
  • you of your sin,but you're here today
  • 00:10:40.859 --> 00:10:41.793
  • but you're here todaybecause you have
  • 00:10:41.793 --> 00:10:45.463
  • because you havea covenant-keeping,
  • 00:10:45.463 --> 00:10:47.599
  • a covenant-keeping,a covenant-keeping,
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  • a covenant-keeping,promise-keeping,
  • 00:10:49.768 --> 00:10:53.738
  • promise-keeping,oath-making God.
  • 00:10:53.738 --> 00:10:57.042
  • oath-making God.Covenant, covenant.
  • 00:10:57.042 --> 00:11:00.045
  • Covenant, covenant.God said, "I swear to myself
  • 00:11:00.045 --> 00:11:01.880
  • God said, "I swear to myselfI'll be with you to the end
  • 00:11:01.880 --> 00:11:03.048
  • I'll be with you to the endof the age."
  • 00:11:03.048 --> 00:11:05.183
  • of the age."That's a covenant.
  • 00:11:05.183 --> 00:11:07.752
  • That's a covenant.That's a covenant.
  • 00:11:07.752 --> 00:11:08.720
  • That's a covenant.Stand up, everybody.
  • 00:11:08.720 --> 00:11:09.487
  • Stand up, everybody.I got one more thing
  • 00:11:09.487 --> 00:11:11.823
  • I got one more thingto share with you.
  • 00:11:11.823 --> 00:11:13.925
  • to share with you.Covenant.
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  • Covenant.Covenant.
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  • Covenant.December of 2012,
  • 00:11:25.970 --> 00:11:28.339
  • December of 2012,the worst Christmas
  • 00:11:28.339 --> 00:11:29.441
  • the worst Christmasof my family's life
  • 00:11:29.441 --> 00:11:32.243
  • of my family's lifebecause my dad was dying
  • 00:11:32.243 --> 00:11:35.880
  • because my dad was dyingof ALS-Lou Gehrig's disease.
  • 00:11:35.880 --> 00:11:36.748
  • of ALS-Lou Gehrig's disease.There's a lot more awareness
  • 00:11:36.748 --> 00:11:37.716
  • There's a lot more awarenessof what this disease is after
  • 00:11:37.716 --> 00:11:40.385
  • of what this disease is afterthe Ice Bucket Challenge.
  • 00:11:40.385 --> 00:11:41.519
  • the Ice Bucket Challenge.But we saw it firsthand
  • 00:11:41.519 --> 00:11:42.320
  • But we saw it firsthandbecause we watched
  • 00:11:42.320 --> 00:11:44.355
  • because we watchedmy dad die from this disease.
  • 00:11:44.355 --> 00:11:45.724
  • my dad die from this disease.In December 2012,
  • 00:11:45.724 --> 00:11:47.792
  • In December 2012,my father had made the decision,
  • 00:11:47.792 --> 00:11:50.929
  • my father had made the decision,made several decisions that
  • 00:11:50.929 --> 00:11:53.465
  • made several decisions thatseparated him from our family.
  • 00:11:53.465 --> 00:11:54.232
  • separated him from our family.I had moved.
  • 00:11:54.232 --> 00:11:55.100
  • I had moved.He and my mom here,
  • 00:11:55.100 --> 00:11:56.401
  • He and my mom here,when his symptoms first started
  • 00:11:56.401 --> 00:11:57.736
  • when his symptoms first startedgetting so bad that he lost
  • 00:11:57.736 --> 00:12:00.205
  • getting so bad that he losthis functionality, he asked me
  • 00:12:00.205 --> 00:12:01.806
  • his functionality, he asked meto move he and my mom here
  • 00:12:01.806 --> 00:12:03.541
  • to move he and my mom hereso I could play a part
  • 00:12:03.541 --> 00:12:05.110
  • so I could play a partin caring for them.
  • 00:12:05.110 --> 00:12:06.111
  • in caring for them.We did that.
  • 00:12:06.111 --> 00:12:07.212
  • We did that.It did not work out.
  • 00:12:07.212 --> 00:12:08.313
  • It did not work out.My mom and dad had a very
  • 00:12:08.313 --> 00:12:10.615
  • My mom and dad had a verycomplicated and strained
  • 00:12:10.615 --> 00:12:12.117
  • complicated and strainedrelationship.
  • 00:12:12.117 --> 00:12:13.651
  • relationship.They were good parents to me.
  • 00:12:13.651 --> 00:12:14.385
  • They were good parents to me.I think they did
  • 00:12:14.385 --> 00:12:15.520
  • I think they didthe best they could.
  • 00:12:15.520 --> 00:12:16.387
  • the best they could.But I think she approached him
  • 00:12:16.387 --> 00:12:17.255
  • But I think she approached hima little bit too much
  • 00:12:17.255 --> 00:12:20.158
  • a little bit too muchlike a renovation project.
  • 00:12:20.158 --> 00:12:23.094
  • like a renovation project.And she didn't know he was --
  • 00:12:23.094 --> 00:12:23.862
  • And she didn't know he was --he had some stuff under
  • 00:12:23.862 --> 00:12:25.964
  • he had some stuff underthe tile.
  • 00:12:25.964 --> 00:12:26.998
  • the tile.He had a very rough,
  • 00:12:26.998 --> 00:12:29.167
  • He had a very rough,rough upbringing,
  • 00:12:29.167 --> 00:12:29.968
  • rough upbringing,and that's difficult.
  • 00:12:29.968 --> 00:12:31.269
  • and that's difficult.That's very, very difficult,
  • 00:12:31.269 --> 00:12:32.070
  • That's very, very difficult,and sometimes it just
  • 00:12:32.070 --> 00:12:33.138
  • and sometimes it justdoesn't work out.
  • 00:12:33.138 --> 00:12:36.207
  • doesn't work out.But, you know, I can remember --
  • 00:12:36.207 --> 00:12:37.675
  • But, you know, I can remember --this is kind of crazy.
  • 00:12:37.675 --> 00:12:38.610
  • this is kind of crazy.I remember when
  • 00:12:38.610 --> 00:12:39.744
  • I remember whenI was like 10 or 11.
  • 00:12:39.744 --> 00:12:41.012
  • I was like 10 or 11.One time my mom and dad
  • 00:12:41.012 --> 00:12:42.213
  • One time my mom and dadsat me down, and my brother,
  • 00:12:42.213 --> 00:12:43.248
  • sat me down, and my brother,and they said, "We got bad news
  • 00:12:43.248 --> 00:12:44.549
  • and they said, "We got bad newsfor you guys."
  • 00:12:44.549 --> 00:12:45.216
  • for you guys."And I remember my mom
  • 00:12:45.216 --> 00:12:46.017
  • And I remember my momwas crying.
  • 00:12:46.017 --> 00:12:47.051
  • was crying.She said, "We've been married
  • 00:12:47.051 --> 00:12:48.586
  • She said, "We've been marriedfor however many years,
  • 00:12:48.586 --> 00:12:50.021
  • for however many years,and your dad and I have done
  • 00:12:50.021 --> 00:12:50.889
  • and your dad and I have donethe best we can,
  • 00:12:50.889 --> 00:12:52.423
  • the best we can,but now we're going" --
  • 00:12:52.423 --> 00:12:53.291
  • but now we're going" --and I knew where she was going,
  • 00:12:53.291 --> 00:12:54.392
  • and I knew where she was going,"We're going to split up."
  • 00:12:54.392 --> 00:12:55.160
  • "We're going to split up."And I remember as a 10
  • 00:12:55.160 --> 00:12:56.094
  • And I remember as a 10or 11-year-old, I said,
  • 00:12:56.094 --> 00:12:58.062
  • or 11-year-old, I said,"No, you're not."
  • 00:12:58.062 --> 00:12:58.730
  • "No, you're not."I've been doing this
  • 00:12:58.730 --> 00:12:59.430
  • I've been doing thisa long time.
  • 00:12:59.430 --> 00:13:00.298
  • a long time.Long before I got a microphone
  • 00:13:00.298 --> 00:13:00.932
  • Long before I got a microphoneI've been telling people
  • 00:13:00.932 --> 00:13:02.834
  • I've been telling peoplewhat to do.
  • 00:13:02.834 --> 00:13:05.737
  • what to do."No, you're not."
  • 00:13:05.737 --> 00:13:06.671
  • "No, you're not."Maybe God brought me here today
  • 00:13:06.671 --> 00:13:08.006
  • Maybe God brought me here todayto say to somebody who's about
  • 00:13:08.006 --> 00:13:09.274
  • to say to somebody who's aboutto give up on a relationship
  • 00:13:09.274 --> 00:13:12.143
  • to give up on a relationshipthat God started in your life:
  • 00:13:12.143 --> 00:13:14.379
  • that God started in your life:No, you're not.
  • 00:13:14.379 --> 00:13:15.146
  • No, you're not.And I'm not claiming the credit
  • 00:13:15.146 --> 00:13:16.214
  • And I'm not claiming the creditfor their marriage
  • 00:13:16.214 --> 00:13:17.682
  • for their marriageor anything like that,
  • 00:13:17.682 --> 00:13:19.117
  • or anything like that,but I would say
  • 00:13:19.117 --> 00:13:19.851
  • but I would saythey toughed it out.
  • 00:13:19.851 --> 00:13:20.518
  • they toughed it out.I wouldn't say they had
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  • I wouldn't say they hadthe most enjoyable marriage.
  • 00:13:22.120 --> 00:13:22.954
  • the most enjoyable marriage.But there were moments,
  • 00:13:22.954 --> 00:13:24.022
  • But there were moments,you know, like every marriage.
  • 00:13:24.022 --> 00:13:26.124
  • you know, like every marriage.It was very difficult.
  • 00:13:26.124 --> 00:13:28.593
  • It was very difficult.Anyway, in December 2012,
  • 00:13:28.593 --> 00:13:30.028
  • Anyway, in December 2012,my father,
  • 00:13:30.028 --> 00:13:32.030
  • my father,who had threatened my mother,
  • 00:13:32.030 --> 00:13:33.898
  • who had threatened my mother,I think it was a combination
  • 00:13:33.898 --> 00:13:36.100
  • I think it was a combinationof the pain and the medication
  • 00:13:36.100 --> 00:13:36.968
  • of the pain and the medicationhe was taking that caused him
  • 00:13:36.968 --> 00:13:37.735
  • he was taking that caused himto lose his mind.
  • 00:13:37.735 --> 00:13:39.737
  • to lose his mind.He just was not himself.
  • 00:13:39.737 --> 00:13:40.505
  • He just was not himself.But he had threatened my mom
  • 00:13:40.505 --> 00:13:43.041
  • But he had threatened my momto the point where I had
  • 00:13:43.041 --> 00:13:44.409
  • to the point where I hadto go in and confront him,
  • 00:13:44.409 --> 00:13:45.777
  • to go in and confront him,and the two had to be separated,
  • 00:13:45.777 --> 00:13:46.644
  • and the two had to be separated,but instead of staying
  • 00:13:46.644 --> 00:13:47.645
  • but instead of stayingin Charlotte like we
  • 00:13:47.645 --> 00:13:50.815
  • in Charlotte like weasked him to, he went off.
  • 00:13:50.815 --> 00:13:52.283
  • asked him to, he went off.I was paying financially for him
  • 00:13:52.283 --> 00:13:53.318
  • I was paying financially for himto be in an assisted
  • 00:13:53.318 --> 00:13:54.419
  • to be in an assistedliving facility about three
  • 00:13:54.419 --> 00:13:55.220
  • living facility about threeor four hours away from our
  • 00:13:55.220 --> 00:13:56.921
  • or four hours away from ourfamily, which was sad to me
  • 00:13:56.921 --> 00:13:57.689
  • family, which was sad to mebecause my dad was not old
  • 00:13:57.689 --> 00:13:59.991
  • because my dad was not oldenough to be in that facility.
  • 00:13:59.991 --> 00:14:01.359
  • enough to be in that facility.And I walked in one time
  • 00:14:01.359 --> 00:14:02.527
  • And I walked in one timeand he was calling bingo
  • 00:14:02.527 --> 00:14:04.128
  • and he was calling bingoto like 85-year-olds,
  • 00:14:04.128 --> 00:14:05.363
  • to like 85-year-olds,and my dad was 60.
  • 00:14:05.363 --> 00:14:06.497
  • and my dad was 60.And I would just feel so bad,
  • 00:14:06.497 --> 00:14:07.632
  • And I would just feel so bad,but I couldn't -- you know,
  • 00:14:07.632 --> 00:14:09.467
  • but I couldn't -- you know,sometimes you just can't.
  • 00:14:09.467 --> 00:14:10.902
  • sometimes you just can't.Sometimes you just can't.
  • 00:14:10.902 --> 00:14:12.570
  • Sometimes you just can't.It came to a point over time --
  • 00:14:12.570 --> 00:14:13.204
  • It came to a point over time --I won't tell you all
  • 00:14:13.204 --> 00:14:13.972
  • I won't tell you allthe details.
  • 00:14:13.972 --> 00:14:15.607
  • the details.Some are too personal,
  • 00:14:15.607 --> 00:14:17.709
  • Some are too personal,and you got football games
  • 00:14:17.709 --> 00:14:21.946
  • and you got football gamesto watch and stuff,
  • 00:14:21.946 --> 00:14:22.914
  • to watch and stuff,but it came to a point where
  • 00:14:22.914 --> 00:14:24.949
  • but it came to a point wherethere was enough reconciliation
  • 00:14:24.949 --> 00:14:25.850
  • there was enough reconciliationand my dad's health deteriorated
  • 00:14:25.850 --> 00:14:26.684
  • and my dad's health deterioratedwhere he was no longer
  • 00:14:26.684 --> 00:14:27.919
  • where he was no longera physical threat.
  • 00:14:27.919 --> 00:14:29.153
  • a physical threat.And my mom wrote me a letter
  • 00:14:29.153 --> 00:14:30.188
  • And my mom wrote me a letterand I asked her could I share
  • 00:14:30.188 --> 00:14:31.489
  • and I asked her could I sharea few sentences of it with you
  • 00:14:31.489 --> 00:14:33.024
  • a few sentences of it with youso that what the devil
  • 00:14:33.024 --> 00:14:33.925
  • so that what the devilmeant for evil,
  • 00:14:33.925 --> 00:14:36.160
  • meant for evil,God could use it for good.
  • 00:14:36.160 --> 00:14:38.096
  • God could use it for good.And I asked that you would
  • 00:14:38.096 --> 00:14:38.796
  • And I asked that you wouldlisten to the words
  • 00:14:38.796 --> 00:14:40.565
  • listen to the wordsshe wrote me in December 2012,
  • 00:14:40.565 --> 00:14:41.332
  • she wrote me in December 2012,just six months before
  • 00:14:41.332 --> 00:14:43.001
  • just six months beforemy dad would die.
  • 00:14:43.001 --> 00:14:43.835
  • my dad would die.She didn't know it would be
  • 00:14:43.835 --> 00:14:44.636
  • She didn't know it would besix months, but here's what
  • 00:14:44.636 --> 00:14:47.138
  • six months, but here's whatshe wrote to me.
  • 00:14:47.138 --> 00:14:47.939
  • she wrote to me.And I'll skip the introduction,
  • 00:14:47.939 --> 00:14:50.041
  • And I'll skip the introduction,but she said,
  • 00:14:50.041 --> 00:14:51.509
  • but she said,"After actually spending
  • 00:14:51.509 --> 00:14:52.343
  • "After actually spendingthree nights at
  • 00:14:52.343 --> 00:14:53.678
  • three nights atthe assisted living facility,"
  • 00:14:53.678 --> 00:14:54.679
  • the assisted living facility,"because she had gone there
  • 00:14:54.679 --> 00:14:56.881
  • because she had gone therewith him to be with him
  • 00:14:56.881 --> 00:14:57.815
  • with him to be with himand to see where
  • 00:14:57.815 --> 00:14:58.516
  • and to see wherethe relationship could
  • 00:14:58.516 --> 00:14:59.417
  • the relationship couldor could not go.
  • 00:14:59.417 --> 00:15:00.285
  • or could not go.She said, "I realized that
  • 00:15:00.285 --> 00:15:01.319
  • She said, "I realized thatin spite of everything
  • 00:15:01.319 --> 00:15:02.120
  • in spite of everythingthat has happened, I need to
  • 00:15:02.120 --> 00:15:03.221
  • that has happened, I need totake care of your dad as long
  • 00:15:03.221 --> 00:15:05.123
  • take care of your dad as longas I am able, whether it is
  • 00:15:05.123 --> 00:15:08.893
  • as I am able, whether it isone month, one year, or more.
  • 00:15:08.893 --> 00:15:09.761
  • one month, one year, or more.I was able to see that everyone
  • 00:15:09.761 --> 00:15:11.562
  • I was able to see that everyoneat the home has dementia.
  • 00:15:11.562 --> 00:15:12.330
  • at the home has dementia.Knowing what I know about what
  • 00:15:12.330 --> 00:15:13.898
  • Knowing what I know about whatlies ahead for him,
  • 00:15:13.898 --> 00:15:14.966
  • lies ahead for him,how can I leave him there
  • 00:15:14.966 --> 00:15:15.967
  • how can I leave him therewith no one to talk to in what
  • 00:15:15.967 --> 00:15:17.502
  • with no one to talk to in whatbrief time he may have
  • 00:15:17.502 --> 00:15:19.737
  • brief time he may havethe ability to speak?
  • 00:15:19.737 --> 00:15:21.572
  • the ability to speak?He's alone after 7:00 p.m.
  • 00:15:21.572 --> 00:15:23.441
  • He's alone after 7:00 p.m.with no one but himself.
  • 00:15:23.441 --> 00:15:24.575
  • with no one but himself.The fact that he brought it
  • 00:15:24.575 --> 00:15:25.710
  • The fact that he brought iton himself doesn't change
  • 00:15:25.710 --> 00:15:27.145
  • on himself doesn't changethe fact that he's facing
  • 00:15:27.145 --> 00:15:28.980
  • the fact that he's facinga terrifying death process.
  • 00:15:28.980 --> 00:15:29.914
  • a terrifying death process.And unless God
  • 00:15:29.914 --> 00:15:32.450
  • And unless Goddecides differently, I believe
  • 00:15:32.450 --> 00:15:35.353
  • decides differently, I believeit's as big of a sin on my part
  • 00:15:35.353 --> 00:15:37.155
  • it's as big of a sin on my partfor me to leave him there
  • 00:15:37.155 --> 00:15:39.924
  • for me to leave him thereas it was for him to speak
  • 00:15:39.924 --> 00:15:40.959
  • as it was for him to speakthe evil words he spoke
  • 00:15:40.959 --> 00:15:42.827
  • the evil words he spoketo the people trying to help him
  • 00:15:42.827 --> 00:15:44.028
  • to the people trying to help himthe most.
  • 00:15:44.028 --> 00:15:45.163
  • the most.In saying that, I don't in
  • 00:15:45.163 --> 00:15:48.299
  • In saying that, I don't inany fashion or way minimalize
  • 00:15:48.299 --> 00:15:49.100
  • any fashion or way minimalizethe pain he caused
  • 00:15:49.100 --> 00:15:50.368
  • the pain he causedand inflicted on many people,
  • 00:15:50.368 --> 00:15:52.170
  • and inflicted on many people,especially you.
  • 00:15:52.170 --> 00:15:54.505
  • especially you.I hate it and I always will.
  • 00:15:54.505 --> 00:15:56.207
  • I hate it and I always will.I've asked myself over
  • 00:15:56.207 --> 00:15:57.809
  • I've asked myself overand over what papa would do."
  • 00:15:57.809 --> 00:15:58.910
  • and over what papa would do."She's speaking now about
  • 00:15:58.910 --> 00:16:00.445
  • She's speaking now abouther father who cared
  • 00:16:00.445 --> 00:16:03.181
  • her father who caredfor his wife through 14 years
  • 00:16:03.181 --> 00:16:04.749
  • for his wife through 14 yearsof Alzheimer's,
  • 00:16:04.749 --> 00:16:06.584
  • of Alzheimer's,because the decisions
  • 00:16:06.584 --> 00:16:07.418
  • because the decisionsyou make about covenant today
  • 00:16:07.418 --> 00:16:12.623
  • you make about covenant todaywill affect a future generation.
  • 00:16:12.623 --> 00:16:13.624
  • will affect a future generation."I've asked myself over
  • 00:16:13.624 --> 00:16:15.159
  • "I've asked myself overand over what papa would do.
  • 00:16:15.159 --> 00:16:16.361
  • and over what papa would do.He would certainly agree that
  • 00:16:16.361 --> 00:16:17.261
  • He would certainly agree thatyour dad's behavior
  • 00:16:17.261 --> 00:16:19.030
  • your dad's behaviorwas repulsive, but seeing him
  • 00:16:19.030 --> 00:16:20.031
  • was repulsive, but seeing himlike he is now, I believe
  • 00:16:20.031 --> 00:16:21.566
  • like he is now, I believehe would take him in
  • 00:16:21.566 --> 00:16:22.500
  • he would take him inand care for him as long as
  • 00:16:22.500 --> 00:16:25.069
  • and care for him as long ashe could physically do so.
  • 00:16:25.069 --> 00:16:26.871
  • he could physically do so.I don't know what it is like to
  • 00:16:26.871 --> 00:16:28.039
  • I don't know what it is like tolose use of my legs, my arms,
  • 00:16:28.039 --> 00:16:30.074
  • lose use of my legs, my arms,my hands and know that
  • 00:16:30.074 --> 00:16:31.009
  • my hands and know thateven worse is yet to come.
  • 00:16:31.009 --> 00:16:31.876
  • even worse is yet to come.I know what it is like to
  • 00:16:31.876 --> 00:16:34.379
  • I know what it is like tolose a dad, good dad or bad dad.
  • 00:16:34.379 --> 00:16:36.347
  • lose a dad, good dad or bad dad.It's a gut-wrenching loss.
  • 00:16:36.347 --> 00:16:37.015
  • It's a gut-wrenching loss.I don't know what
  • 00:16:37.015 --> 00:16:37.815
  • I don't know whatit's like to lose a husband.
  • 00:16:37.815 --> 00:16:39.784
  • it's like to lose a husband.Surely it is gut-wrenching also.
  • 00:16:39.784 --> 00:16:40.618
  • Surely it is gut-wrenching also.I know what it is like
  • 00:16:40.618 --> 00:16:41.652
  • I know what it is liketo be cruel and I know what
  • 00:16:41.652 --> 00:16:43.821
  • to be cruel and I know whatit is like to be kind.
  • 00:16:43.821 --> 00:16:45.223
  • it is like to be kind.I know that I have a vow
  • 00:16:45.223 --> 00:16:47.792
  • I know that I have a vowto keep.
  • 00:16:47.792 --> 00:16:49.260
  • to keep.I know that I have a vow
  • 00:16:49.260 --> 00:16:54.799
  • I know that I have a vowto keep, the in-sickness vow,"
  • 00:16:54.799 --> 00:16:57.402
  • to keep, the in-sickness vow,"she says.
  • 00:16:57.402 --> 00:16:59.370
  • she says."And I need to let him come home
  • 00:16:59.370 --> 00:17:02.140
  • "And I need to let him come homeand care for him as best I can.
  • 00:17:02.140 --> 00:17:02.940
  • and care for him as best I can.I believe that love does
  • 00:17:02.940 --> 00:17:04.609
  • I believe that love doesbear all things.
  • 00:17:04.609 --> 00:17:05.476
  • bear all things.I'm not physically fearful
  • 00:17:05.476 --> 00:17:06.611
  • I'm not physically fearfulof your dad any longer,
  • 00:17:06.611 --> 00:17:08.613
  • of your dad any longer,so I think God is telling me
  • 00:17:08.613 --> 00:17:09.580
  • so I think God is telling meto let him out of solitary
  • 00:17:09.580 --> 00:17:11.449
  • to let him out of solitaryconfinement as he sits
  • 00:17:11.449 --> 00:17:15.219
  • confinement as he sitson death row.
  • 00:17:15.219 --> 00:17:17.155
  • on death row.It will be harder than hard,
  • 00:17:17.155 --> 00:17:19.457
  • It will be harder than hard,but to receive mercy,
  • 00:17:19.457 --> 00:17:20.324
  • but to receive mercy,I have to be merciful
  • 00:17:20.324 --> 00:17:22.427
  • I have to be mercifulin this season of my life.
  • 00:17:22.427 --> 00:17:23.561
  • in this season of my life.And when the end comes for
  • 00:17:23.561 --> 00:17:24.529
  • And when the end comes foryour dad and when it comes
  • 00:17:24.529 --> 00:17:26.898
  • your dad and when it comesfor me, I want to know that
  • 00:17:26.898 --> 00:17:27.965
  • for me, I want to know thatI was the wife God called me
  • 00:17:27.965 --> 00:17:31.135
  • I was the wife God called meto be while on this earth.
  • 00:17:31.135 --> 00:17:33.438
  • to be while on this earth.I want to finish strong.
  • 00:17:33.438 --> 00:17:35.907
  • I want to finish strong.All my heart, mom."
  • 00:17:35.907 --> 00:17:37.408
  • All my heart, mom."Six months later,
  • 00:17:37.408 --> 00:17:38.142
  • Six months later,as my dad breathed
  • 00:17:38.142 --> 00:17:39.477
  • as my dad breathedhis last breath,
  • 00:17:39.477 --> 00:17:41.012
  • his last breath,we were all there
  • 00:17:41.012 --> 00:17:41.979
  • we were all therebecause a woman
  • 00:17:41.979 --> 00:17:45.149
  • because a womankept her covenant.
  • 00:17:45.149 --> 00:17:47.752
  • kept her covenant.We were there because a woman
  • 00:17:47.752 --> 00:17:50.421
  • We were there because a womankept her covenant.
  • 00:17:50.421 --> 00:17:53.057
  • kept her covenant.I have a vow to keep.
  • 00:17:53.057 --> 00:17:55.193
  • I have a vow to keep.You're here today
  • 00:17:55.193 --> 00:17:59.797
  • You're here todaybecause God kept His covenant.
  • 00:17:59.797 --> 00:18:00.698
  • because God kept His covenant.Bow your head, close your eyes
  • 00:18:00.698 --> 00:18:01.699
  • Bow your head, close your eyesall over the room.
  • 00:18:01.699 --> 00:18:02.400
  • all over the room.The spirit of the Lord
  • 00:18:02.400 --> 00:18:03.935
  • The spirit of the Lordis in this place.
  • 00:18:03.935 --> 00:18:04.735
  • is in this place.Nobody moving.
  • 00:18:04.735 --> 00:18:05.403
  • Nobody moving.The spirit of the Lord
  • 00:18:05.403 --> 00:18:06.270
  • The spirit of the Lordis in this place.
  • 00:18:06.270 --> 00:18:07.004
  • is in this place.The glory of the Lord
  • 00:18:07.004 --> 00:18:07.805
  • The glory of the Lordis in this place.
  • 00:18:07.805 --> 00:18:08.773
  • is in this place.The presence of the Lord
  • 00:18:08.773 --> 00:18:11.943
  • The presence of the Lordis in this place.
  • 00:18:11.943 --> 00:18:13.511
  • is in this place.Restoration is in this place.
  • 00:18:13.511 --> 00:18:16.280
  • Restoration is in this place.Miracles, miracles.
  • 00:18:16.280 --> 00:18:19.584
  • Miracles, miracles.Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:18:19.584 --> 00:18:20.918
  • Thank you, Jesus.Heads bowed, eyes closed.
  • 00:18:20.918 --> 00:18:23.087
  • Heads bowed, eyes closed.There are many here today
  • 00:18:23.087 --> 00:18:23.921
  • There are many here todaywho need to begin a relationship
  • 00:18:23.921 --> 00:18:24.689
  • who need to begin a relationshipwith God.
  • 00:18:24.689 --> 00:18:25.723
  • with God.I've preached about marriage,
  • 00:18:25.723 --> 00:18:26.657
  • I've preached about marriage,but maybe the point
  • 00:18:26.657 --> 00:18:27.492
  • but maybe the pointthat God brought you here
  • 00:18:27.492 --> 00:18:28.759
  • that God brought you herefor today is to bring
  • 00:18:28.759 --> 00:18:29.694
  • for today is to bringyou back into relationship
  • 00:18:29.694 --> 00:18:31.796
  • you back into relationshipwith himself.
  • 00:18:31.796 --> 00:18:32.697
  • with himself.If that's you, I want you
  • 00:18:32.697 --> 00:18:33.531
  • If that's you, I want youto know He's never stopped
  • 00:18:33.531 --> 00:18:34.298
  • to know He's never stoppedloving you.
  • 00:18:34.298 --> 00:18:35.166
  • loving you.He's never stopped caring
  • 00:18:35.166 --> 00:18:37.969
  • He's never stopped caringfor you and He never will.
  • 00:18:37.969 --> 00:18:38.769
  • for you and He never will.All He wants from you
  • 00:18:38.769 --> 00:18:40.671
  • All He wants from youis simple faith and trust
  • 00:18:40.671 --> 00:18:41.506
  • is simple faith and trustto call on His name
  • 00:18:41.506 --> 00:18:42.740
  • to call on His nameand to surrender the life
  • 00:18:42.740 --> 00:18:44.876
  • and to surrender the lifethat He gave you back to Him.
  • 00:18:44.876 --> 00:18:46.844
  • that He gave you back to Him.He will keep His covenant.
  • 00:18:46.844 --> 00:18:47.979
  • He will keep His covenant.If that's you today
  • 00:18:47.979 --> 00:18:49.213
  • If that's you todayand you want to call
  • 00:18:49.213 --> 00:18:50.314
  • and you want to callon Jesus Christ for
  • 00:18:50.314 --> 00:18:51.415
  • on Jesus Christ forthe forgiveness of your sins
  • 00:18:51.415 --> 00:18:52.316
  • the forgiveness of your sinsand begin a relationship with
  • 00:18:52.316 --> 00:18:53.084
  • and begin a relationship withthe God who keeps all of
  • 00:18:53.084 --> 00:18:54.051
  • the God who keeps all ofHis promises, who is faithful
  • 00:18:54.051 --> 00:18:56.220
  • His promises, who is faithfulwhen you are faithless,
  • 00:18:56.220 --> 00:18:57.255
  • when you are faithless,I want you to pray this prayer.
  • 00:18:57.255 --> 00:18:58.723
  • I want you to pray this prayer.We're going to pray it all
  • 00:18:58.723 --> 00:18:59.524
  • We're going to pray it allout loud at all of our
  • 00:18:59.524 --> 00:19:01.559
  • out loud at all of ourlocations together now.
  • 00:19:01.559 --> 00:19:02.627
  • locations together now.Repeat after me.
  • 00:19:02.627 --> 00:19:04.228
  • Repeat after me.Heavenly Father,
  • 00:19:04.228 --> 00:19:05.730
  • Heavenly Father,I'm a sinner
  • 00:19:05.730 --> 00:19:07.231
  • I'm a sinnerin need of a Savior.
  • 00:19:07.231 --> 00:19:09.934
  • in need of a Savior.I believe that Jesus Christ
  • 00:19:09.934 --> 00:19:11.536
  • I believe that Jesus Christis the son of God
  • 00:19:11.536 --> 00:19:13.905
  • is the son of Godand the Savior of the world.
  • 00:19:13.905 --> 00:19:16.440
  • and the Savior of the world.I believe He died on a cross
  • 00:19:16.440 --> 00:19:18.509
  • I believe He died on a crossto forgive my sin
  • 00:19:18.509 --> 00:19:20.044
  • to forgive my sinand rose from the dead
  • 00:19:20.044 --> 00:19:24.949
  • and rose from the deadto give me life.
  • 00:19:24.949 --> 00:19:29.086
  • to give me life.I ask you now to make me new.
  • 00:19:29.086 --> 00:19:31.422
  • I ask you now to make me new.I repent of my sin.
  • 00:19:31.422 --> 00:19:33.824
  • I repent of my sin.I call on you, Jesus.
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  • I call on you, Jesus.You are my Lord and Savior.
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  • You are my Lord and Savior.I'll follow you
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  • I'll follow youall the days of my life.
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  • all the days of my life.Heads still bowed,
  • 00:19:41.432 --> 00:19:42.200
  • Heads still bowed,eyes still closed,
  • 00:19:42.200 --> 00:19:43.067
  • eyes still closed,if you just prayed that prayer
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  • if you just prayed that prayerwith me and it was your way
  • 00:19:44.235 --> 00:19:45.436
  • with me and it was your wayof coming to God
  • 00:19:45.436 --> 00:19:46.137
  • of coming to Godon the count of three,
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  • on the count of three,shoot your hand in the air;
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  • shoot your hand in the air;I want to celebrate with you.
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  • I want to celebrate with you.One, two, three.
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  • One, two, three.Shoot them up at
  • 00:19:50.474 --> 00:19:51.776
  • Shoot them up atall of our locations.
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  • all of our locations.Thank you, Jesus,
  • 00:19:53.678 --> 00:19:54.512
  • Thank you, Jesus,thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:19:54.512 --> 00:19:56.347
  • thank you, Jesus.Awesome, awesome.
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  • Awesome, awesome.Awesome, awesome.
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  • Awesome, awesome.Come on Church.
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  • Come on Church.Clap those hands,
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  • Clap those hands,let's celebrate.
  • 00:20:04.055 --> 00:20:05.223
  • let's celebrate.Hallelujah.
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  • - Well, I thank God
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  • - Well, I thank Godfor the opportunity
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  • for the opportunityduring this time
  • 00:20:08.492 --> 00:20:10.061
  • during this timeto come alongside churches
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  • to come alongside churchesall over the country
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  • all over the countryand make sure the Gospel
  • 00:20:12.396 --> 00:20:13.698
  • and make sure the Gospelstill goes out,
  • 00:20:13.698 --> 00:20:14.799
  • still goes out,and as difficult
  • 00:20:14.799 --> 00:20:16.767
  • and as difficultas this season has been,
  • 00:20:16.767 --> 00:20:18.102
  • as this season has been,seeing how the church
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  • seeing how the churchof Jesus Christ
  • 00:20:19.270 --> 00:20:20.204
  • of Jesus Christrallies together
  • 00:20:20.204 --> 00:20:22.306
  • rallies togetherto continue moving forward
  • 00:20:22.306 --> 00:20:23.474
  • to continue moving forwardthe Kingdom of God
  • 00:20:23.474 --> 00:20:24.208
  • the Kingdom of Godwith the Good News
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  • with the Good Newsof Jesus Christ inspires me.
  • 00:20:27.311 --> 00:20:29.013
  • of Jesus Christ inspires me.And maybe, as you were watching,
  • 00:20:29.013 --> 00:20:30.181
  • And maybe, as you were watching,you've realized that you've
  • 00:20:30.181 --> 00:20:32.216
  • you've realized that you'vebeen allowing fear to block
  • 00:20:32.216 --> 00:20:35.286
  • been allowing fear to blockyour perspective of your God,
  • 00:20:35.286 --> 00:20:35.920
  • your perspective of your God,and you really want
  • 00:20:35.920 --> 00:20:36.721
  • and you really wantto experience His presence
  • 00:20:36.721 --> 00:20:38.456
  • to experience His presencein your life.
  • 00:20:38.456 --> 00:20:39.223
  • in your life.The fear you may be feeling
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  • The fear you may be feelingis no match for
  • 00:20:40.625 --> 00:20:42.126
  • is no match forthe presence of Christ,
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  • the presence of Christ,and we have a team standing by
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  • and we have a team standing bythat is ready to pray with you.
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  • that is ready to pray with you.If you'll just call
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  • If you'll just callthe number on your screen,
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  • the number on your screen,you remember how to use
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  • you remember how to usea telephone, right?
  • 00:20:49.634 --> 00:20:50.935
  • a telephone, right?Okay, so just call
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  • Okay, so just callthe number right now,
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  • the number right now,and on the other side
  • 00:20:53.704 --> 00:20:55.072
  • and on the other sideof that phone call,
  • 00:20:55.072 --> 00:20:55.906
  • of that phone call,there is a voice
  • 00:20:55.906 --> 00:20:56.874
  • there is a voicethat can lead you into
  • 00:20:56.874 --> 00:20:58.309
  • that can lead you intoa relationship with Christ,
  • 00:20:58.309 --> 00:20:59.243
  • a relationship with Christ,they're ready to pray with you
  • 00:20:59.243 --> 00:21:00.411
  • they're ready to pray with youright now,
  • 00:21:00.411 --> 00:21:01.512
  • right now,as you take your next step
  • 00:21:01.512 --> 00:21:03.014
  • as you take your next stepforward in faith.
  • 00:21:03.014 --> 00:21:03.814
  • forward in faith.God bless you.
  • 00:21:03.814 --> 00:21:04.849
  • - ANNOUNCER: When it comes
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  • to seeking advice
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  • about relationships, marriage,
  • 00:21:07.852 --> 00:21:09.287
  • and sex, we tend to look
  • 00:21:09.287 --> 00:21:11.289
  • in all the wrong places.
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  • The world claims
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  • to have the answers,
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  • but maybe we've been focusing
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  • on the wrong problem all along.
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  • In our series, "Meant to Be",
  • 00:21:18.329 --> 00:21:19.397
  • Pastor Steven Furtick
  • 00:21:19.397 --> 00:21:20.965
  • has open conversations
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  • to help us uncover
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  • the Bible's best kept secrets
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  • about sex, marriage,
  • 00:21:24.902 --> 00:21:26.270
  • and being single.
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  • - Most of the emphasis,
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  • when you talk about dating,
  • 00:21:29.006 --> 00:21:30.374
  • and marriage, and singleness,
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  • in culture seems to be
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  • on finding the right one.
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  • Most of the emphasis,
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  • when you come to the scripture,
  • 00:21:36.280 --> 00:21:37.982
  • tends to be on being
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  • the right one.
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  • - For your gift of any amount
  • 00:21:40.484 --> 00:21:41.118
  • we'll send you
  • 00:21:41.118 --> 00:21:41.719
  • the five-part
  • 00:21:41.719 --> 00:21:42.887
  • Meant To Be series,
  • 00:21:42.887 --> 00:21:44.055
  • which includes a message
  • 00:21:44.055 --> 00:21:44.889
  • with Pastor Steven
  • 00:21:44.889 --> 00:21:46.223
  • and his wife Holly,
  • 00:21:46.223 --> 00:21:46.891
  • where they share
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  • personal examples
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  • and scriptural insight on how
  • 00:21:49.627 --> 00:21:50.728
  • we can invite God to work
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  • in our everyday
  • 00:21:51.429 --> 00:21:53.164
  • relationship challenges.
  • 00:21:53.164 --> 00:21:55.333
  • Pastor Steven also explains
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  • the unnecessary complications
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  • that sidetrack us
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  • in relationships,
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  • and he shows us
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  • what is truly meant to be
  • 00:22:01.672 --> 00:22:02.707
  • in our lives
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  • when we have Jesus
  • 00:22:03.474 --> 00:22:04.909
  • as our foundation.
  • 00:22:04.909 --> 00:22:05.910
  • - I've been told all my life
  • 00:22:05.910 --> 00:22:06.944
  • to put Jesus first,
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  • but that doesn't work,
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  • because that separates him out
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  • from everything else.
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  • Live as if Jesus
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  • was not first on your list,
  • 00:22:16.253 --> 00:22:17.021
  • but that He was
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  • the center of your world.
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  • - Visit us online
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  • at stevenfurtick.com,
  • 00:22:21.959 --> 00:22:22.893
  • or call us at the number
  • 00:22:22.893 --> 00:22:24.161
  • on your screen
  • 00:22:24.161 --> 00:22:24.862
  • to get your copy
  • 00:22:24.862 --> 00:22:26.063
  • - "This telephone
  • 00:22:27.898 --> 00:22:29.133
  • has too many shortcomings
  • 00:22:29.133 --> 00:22:30.368
  • to be seriously considered
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  • as a means of communication.
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  • The device is inherently
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  • of no value to us."
  • 00:22:35.072 --> 00:22:36.006
  • -- Western Union,
  • 00:22:36.006 --> 00:22:38.209
  • internal memo, 1876.
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  • - "The horse is here to stay,
  • 00:22:40.444 --> 00:22:41.712
  • but the automobile is only
  • 00:22:41.712 --> 00:22:43.614
  • a novelty, a fad."
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  • -- President of
  • 00:22:44.115 --> 00:22:45.316
  • the Michigan Savings Bank
  • 00:22:45.316 --> 00:22:47.385
  • to Henry Ford, 1903.
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  • - "Television won't last
  • 00:22:51.122 --> 00:22:52.089
  • because people will soon
  • 00:22:52.089 --> 00:22:53.324
  • get tired of staring
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  • at a plywood box every night."
  • 00:22:55.159 --> 00:22:56.660
  • -- Darryl Zanuck, movie producer
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  • - -- my whole, entire family;
  • 00:22:59.764 --> 00:23:00.698
  • - -- my whole, entire family;they all wore royal blue.
  • 00:23:00.698 --> 00:23:01.565
  • - "There's no reason
  • 00:23:02.266 --> 00:23:03.501
  • for any individual
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  • to have a computer in his home."
  • 00:23:05.403 --> 00:23:06.370
  • -- World Future Society
  • 00:23:06.370 --> 00:23:08.472
  • meeting, 1977.
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  • - Throughout the years,
  • 00:23:10.941 --> 00:23:11.642
  • people have made
  • 00:23:11.642 --> 00:23:12.843
  • some pretty inaccurate
  • 00:23:12.843 --> 00:23:14.879
  • assumptions.
  • 00:23:14.879 --> 00:23:16.013
  • Technologies that were only
  • 00:23:16.013 --> 00:23:18.082
  • supposed to be an expensive fad
  • 00:23:18.082 --> 00:23:21.552
  • have shaped an entire society.
  • 00:23:21.552 --> 00:23:22.553
  • It is our main form
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  • of communication,
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  • of connecting
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  • with like-minded people,
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  • of bettering ourselves,
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  • of bettering our communities,
  • 00:23:33.364 --> 00:23:34.365
  • it connects us in ways
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  • - Hey, daddy,
  • 00:23:38.702 --> 00:23:40.538
  • - Hey, daddy,welcome to my tea party.
  • 00:23:40.538 --> 00:23:41.105
  • [pinging notification]
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  • - Hey, daddy,
  • 00:23:42.940 --> 00:23:44.542
  • - Hey, Mom,
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  • - Hey, Mom,we have something to tell you.
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  • we have something to tell you.
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  • [gasping]
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  • [gasping]- Oh, my --
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  • - We aren't just limited
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  • - -- take their first ride
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  • - -- take their first rideinto space.
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  • into space.Aerodynamic structure,
  • 00:23:56.620 --> 00:23:57.354
  • Aerodynamic structure,ever engineered.
  • 00:23:57.354 --> 00:23:59.423
  • - Industries thrive
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  • on the ability
  • 00:24:00.958 --> 00:24:02.460
  • to utilize technology
  • 00:24:02.460 --> 00:24:04.161
  • to connect with people.
  • 00:24:04.161 --> 00:24:06.130
  • So, why wouldn't we?
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  • ♪ ♪
  • 00:24:09.467 --> 00:24:11.168
  • - E-fam is our online family
  • 00:24:11.268 --> 00:24:13.003
  • at Elevation Church.
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  • It doesn't matter
  • 00:24:15.206 --> 00:24:16.173
  • where you call home,
  • 00:24:16.173 --> 00:24:17.241
  • becoming part of our E-fam
  • 00:24:17.241 --> 00:24:18.409
  • is as simple as joining
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  • us online each week.
  • 00:24:20.911 --> 00:24:22.446
  • Each weekend we broadcast
  • 00:24:22.446 --> 00:24:23.647
  • our worship experiences
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  • to thousands of people
  • 00:24:24.415 --> 00:24:26.684
  • around the world.
  • 00:24:26.684 --> 00:24:27.618
  • It's so simple for you
  • 00:24:27.618 --> 00:24:28.786
  • to join the huge move of God
  • 00:24:28.786 --> 00:24:29.420
  • that's happening
  • 00:24:29.420 --> 00:24:30.588
  • through our E-fam,
  • 00:24:30.588 --> 00:24:31.255
  • by tuning into experiences
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  • on the weekend or on demand,
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  • when it's convenient for you.
  • 00:24:36.427 --> 00:24:37.094
  • When you participate,
  • 00:24:37.094 --> 00:24:37.862
  • you'll experience
  • 00:24:37.862 --> 00:24:39.163
  • awesome worship music,
  • 00:24:39.163 --> 00:24:40.731
  • preaching, and community
  • 00:24:40.731 --> 00:24:41.565
  • with people tuning in,
  • 00:24:41.565 --> 00:24:44.168
  • just like yourself.
  • 00:24:44.168 --> 00:24:45.503
  • You can have a deeper connection
  • 00:24:45.503 --> 00:24:46.403
  • by joining an E-Group
  • 00:24:46.403 --> 00:24:47.404
  • and an E-Team,
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  • giving online and connecting
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  • with other E-fam near you
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  • though watch parties.
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  • Wherever you find
  • 00:24:53.177 --> 00:24:53.677
  • yourself in life,
  • 00:24:53.677 --> 00:24:54.745
  • we wanna be a place
  • 00:24:54.745 --> 00:24:55.379
  • you can depend on
  • 00:24:55.379 --> 00:24:57.047
  • for receiving inspiration
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  • and encouragement and support.
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  • Grow your faith,
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  • no matter where you are.
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  • - ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
  • 00:25:09.226 --> 00:25:11.328
  • ♪ better than You ♪
  • 00:25:11.328 --> 00:25:14.031
  • ♪ There's nothing ♪
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  • ♪ better than You ♪
  • 00:25:15.966 --> 00:25:19.370
  • ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
  • 00:25:19.370 --> 00:25:20.571
  • ♪ nothing is ♪
  • 00:25:20.571 --> 00:25:23.140
  • ♪ better than You ♪
  • 00:25:23.140 --> 00:25:23.741
  • ♪ Oh, yes I know ♪
  • 00:25:26.877 --> 00:25:29.246
  • ♪ it's true ♪
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  • - Come on, tell 'em.
  • 00:25:30.781 --> 00:25:31.248
  • - ♪ I'm not afraid ♪
  • 00:25:35.886 --> 00:25:36.987
  • ♪ To show You ♪
  • 00:25:36.987 --> 00:25:40.791
  • ♪ my weakness ♪
  • 00:25:40.791 --> 00:25:43.561
  • ♪ My failures and flaws ♪
  • 00:25:43.561 --> 00:25:45.763
  • ♪ Lord, You've seen them all ♪
  • 00:25:45.763 --> 00:25:49.567
  • ♪ And You still call me friend ♪
  • 00:25:49.567 --> 00:25:50.901
  • ♪ 'cause the God of ♪
  • 00:25:52.269 --> 00:25:56.240
  • ♪ the mountain ♪
  • 00:25:56.240 --> 00:25:57.374
  • ♪ Is the God of ♪
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  • ♪ the valley ♪
  • 00:26:01.645 --> 00:26:04.048
  • ♪ There's not a place ♪
  • 00:26:04.048 --> 00:26:06.684
  • ♪ Your mercy and grace ♪
  • 00:26:06.684 --> 00:26:11.789
  • ♪ Won't find me again ♪
  • 00:26:11.789 --> 00:26:12.590
  • - Come on now.
  • 00:26:12.590 --> 00:26:15.893
  • - ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
  • 00:26:15.893 --> 00:26:17.628
  • ♪ better than You ♪
  • 00:26:17.628 --> 00:26:19.930
  • ♪ There's nothing ♪
  • 00:26:19.930 --> 00:26:22.833
  • ♪ oh, better than You ♪
  • 00:26:22.833 --> 00:26:25.936
  • ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
  • 00:26:25.936 --> 00:26:27.304
  • ♪ nothing is ♪
  • 00:26:27.304 --> 00:26:30.374
  • ♪ better than You ♪
  • 00:26:30.374 --> 00:26:33.377
  • ♪ I know it's true ♪
  • 00:26:33.377 --> 00:26:35.346
  • ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
  • 00:26:35.346 --> 00:26:37.014
  • ♪ Somebody, testify ♪
  • 00:26:37.014 --> 00:26:38.482
  • ♪ better than You ♪
  • 00:26:38.482 --> 00:26:41.919
  • ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
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  • ♪ better than You ♪
  • 00:26:43.754 --> 00:26:47.024
  • ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
  • 00:26:47.024 --> 00:26:48.959
  • ♪ nothing is better ♪
  • 00:26:48.959 --> 00:26:52.596
  • ♪ than You ♪
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  • [indiscernible] sing this.
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  • Come on, [indiscernible].
  • 00:26:58.869 --> 00:27:00.237
  • ♪ You turn mourning ♪
  • 00:27:01.672 --> 00:27:03.641
  • ♪ to dancing ♪
  • 00:27:03.641 --> 00:27:05.309
  • ♪ You give beauty ♪
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  • ♪ for ashes ♪
  • 00:27:08.746 --> 00:27:10.481
  • ♪ You turn shame ♪
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  • ♪ into glory ♪
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  • ♪ You're the only ♪
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  • ♪ One who can ♪
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  • C'mon!
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  • ♪ You turn mourning ♪
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  • ♪ to dancing ♪
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  • ♪ You give beauty ♪
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  • ♪ for ashes ♪
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