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Knock Knock Part 1

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November 21, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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Knock Knock Part 1

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  • - Sometimes that you've got to
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  • pray by faith not even knowing
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  • if it's doing any good
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  • in your life.
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  • And sometimes the proof that
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  • your prayers and faith are
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  • working is that the
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  • opposition increases.
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  • Because somebody has been
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  • wondering is God
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  • even still with me?
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  • Is God using me?
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  • Is this even worth it?
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  • But there's something about that
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  • that should let you know that if
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  • the devil showed up in
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  • the first place,
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  • there must be something
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  • important and he must be
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  • defending his territory or else
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  • The message that I have to share
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  • Why I want to share this passage
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  • today is because God told me to.
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  • How's that?
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  • No other logic, no other reason.
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  • But just I found myself coming
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  • to this passage for our time
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  • together today and I want you to
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  • give it your attention.
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  • This story in the Bible may
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  • relate to the situation
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  • Acts 12: 1, "It was about this
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  • time that King Herod arrested
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  • some who belong to the church
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  • intending to persecute them."
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  • He intended to persecute them.
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  • And yet God's purpose will
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  • And no matter what people
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  • do to you,
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  • no matter what people
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  • conspire against you,
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  • all of it is working
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  • for the purpose
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  • of the God who is greater
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  • than any person.
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  • That's what it means to say
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  • if God is for me,
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  • who can be against me?
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  • You can try to stand against me,
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  • but in the end it will be
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  • God's purpose for me
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  • that will prevail.
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  • How many believe that?
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  • How many believe that?
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  • Now, ya'll gotta calm down
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  • because that was one verse and
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  • it's a long chapter.
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  • I'm just so glad to be back,
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  • It says that, Herod intended
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  • to persecute them.
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  • And it says in verse 2,
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  • "he had James,
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  • the brother of John
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  • put to death with the sword.
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  • When he saw that this pleased
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  • the Jews and gained him
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  • political clout he proceeded to
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  • cease Peter also.
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  • This happened during the feast
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  • of unleavened bread.
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  • And after arresting him he put
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  • him in prison, handing him over
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  • to be guarded by four squads of
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  • four soldiers.
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  • Herod intended to bring him to
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  • public trial after
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  • the Passover."
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  • So, verse 5, "Peter was kept in
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  • prison but the church was
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  • earnestly praying to
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  • And, so, now we've got
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  • a show down.
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  • It's Herod's prison versus the
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  • church's prayers.
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  • It's a cage match between
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  • Herod's intention
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  • and God's purpose.
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  • And it says that they were
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  • earnestly praying to God.
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  • It doesn't mean that they were
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  • saying one of those nice,
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  • quiet, whispered prayers.
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  • It means that
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  • they wouldn't stop.
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  • It means that even though
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  • it hurt they prayed.
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  • Even though they were
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  • disappointed they prayed.
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  • Even though they had no clue if
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  • it was working they prayed.
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  • It's the same word that
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  • describes prayer when Jesus
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  • knelt in the garden of
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  • Gethsemane and said not what I
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  • will, but what you will be done.
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  • They prayed like that.
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  • Jesus described in Matthew 7:7.
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  • He said, "Ask and it will be
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  • given to you.
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  • Seek and you will find.
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  • Knock and the door will be
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  • That's my topic for today.
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  • The title of this message is
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  • Look at your neighbor and say
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  • who's there?
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  • You may be seated.
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  • One of the weird things about
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  • living with other human beings
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  • in the same house is the
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  • idiosyncrasies that you notice
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  • want to or not.
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  • Oh, that sounded tender.
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  • External processor over here,
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  • watch out.
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  • Yeah, because like my kids I
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  • can tell which one of them
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  • is knocking on the door
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  • just by the way they knock.
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  • use their knuckles.
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  • I know my kids by their knock.
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  • Isn't that weird as a parent?
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  • You learn to identify which kid
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  • because Abby has a
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  • very polite knock.
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  • It's a very gentle knock.
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  • It's a very delicate knock.
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  • It's a beautiful knock.
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  • It's a knock that says, if you
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  • have the time to open the door,
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  • and this is the opportune time,
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  • would it be possible that
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  • you do so?
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  • It's just a very gentle knock.
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  • It's a tender knock.
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  • And then um,
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  • Elijah was totally different.
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  • Now he's very chill,
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  • but when he was smaller,
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  • his knock was undeniable.
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  • Meaning, he's not stopping until
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  • you open the door.
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  • And even back then he's actually
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  • really good at making beats.
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  • And he's making a lot of
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  • beats these days.
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  • Do the Dash on YouTube,
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  • by the way, you owe me for that.
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  • That's a big plug, man.
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  • This is international.
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  • But when you used to
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  • knock on the door,
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  • you used to make
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  • beats on the door.
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  • That's when you started making
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  • your beats just on the door.
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  • And they were relentless.
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  • I mean, he's not stopping it's
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  • like a trap beats on the door
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  • just to get him to let you in.
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  • But then Graham,
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  • Graham is the one who doesn't
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  • knock and you don't even
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  • know he was at the door until
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  • three weeks later when he says
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  • something that he overheard in
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  • the conversation that he wasn't
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  • Because you get to know somebody
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  • you can tell who's at the door
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  • Living in relationship with God
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  • you learn to discern when it's
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  • him knocking and if you don't,
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  • you'll open the door to people
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  • intentions in mind.
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  • And you'll open the door to the
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  • enemy will they bring you what
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  • you want in your feelings that
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  • is destructive to your faith.
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  • And, if God lives in your heart
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  • over time, you'll learn to
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  • discern his knock.
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  • At first you think God knocks
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  • with a sledgehammer because
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  • that's what church teaches you
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  • about God pretty early on,
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  • at least in the
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  • southeastern United States
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  • if it's a fired up church
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  • they teach you about God coming
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  • through the door.
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  • You know, have you ever seen
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  • this kind of God?
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  • He is a battering ram and people
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  • say things like, oh, I loved
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  • that sermon today, pastor.
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  • God was just kicking my butt all
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  • over the place.
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  • And, yet, you learned that when
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  • you really live with God his
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  • knock doesn't take much because
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  • you know his knock.
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  • Knock knock.
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  • Knock knock.
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  • And, you also learned that a lot
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  • of times what you will initially
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  • think is the devil knocking on
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  • your door to attack you is
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  • actually God knocking on your
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  • door to develop you.
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  • And what knocks on the door
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  • looking like trouble sometimes
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  • is training to teach you to
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  • trust in God.
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  • And this takes time walking with
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  • God to learn that sometimes even
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  • if you don't like what's
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  • standing at the door, when you
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  • hear the knock, that by the time
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  • God gets done working in your
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  • situation that even what the
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  • enemy meant for evil God will
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  • turn it for good.
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  • And it enables you to live with
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  • the kind of faith that is very
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  • peculiar to people who think
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  • that everything that God brings
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  • into your life looks nice
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  • because sometimes when you pray
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  • for an opportunity you'll be
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  • surprised to open the door and
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  • find opposition instead.
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  • Have you ever
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  • prayed for patience?
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  • I never pray for patients
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  • because I know exactly what God
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  • is going to send to the door if
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  • I do, trouble.
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  • God is going to send something
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  • to get on my nerves so bad.
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  • God is going to send a bad
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  • driver in front of me on
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  • Providence Road with an
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  • elevation sticker.
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  • The other day I was coming to
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  • church and I was singing in the
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  • will see a victory or something
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  • like that, one of these good
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  • songs that we sing around here.
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  • And the person in front of it
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  • was such a bad driver.
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  • I lost all of the Holy Spirit.
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  • I lost 12 percent of my
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  • anointing per minute that I was
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  • behind this person.
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  • And I was so mad I came
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  • right up on them.
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  • And then I passed him and I slow
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  • down just to teach him a lesson.
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  • And then they turned into the
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  • were coming to church and they
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  • were a volunteer.
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  • that you might not like
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  • the package that
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  • your prayer requests shows up
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  • in when it comes to your door.
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  • Knock knock.
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  • But no matter the delivery
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  • system you can trust that God is
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  • the one who is super intending.
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  • Now, the early church had to
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  • believe this in a way that very
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  • lay hold of it because they were
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  • experiencing such a time of
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  • persecution and a time where
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  • they had to trust God
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  • for their very provision,
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  • especially in Jerusalem.
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  • There's a famine in chapter 11,
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  • they are taking up offerings
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  • just so the church can make it.
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  • And around about that time they
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  • famine sorted out.
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  • The writer here Luke of Acts
  • 00:10:02.180 --> 00:10:04.070
  • says about that same time he
  • 00:10:04.070 --> 00:10:06.180
  • connects the events.
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  • He said, while there dealing
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  • with the famine on one hand,
  • 00:10:09.130 --> 00:10:10.140
  • they have to deal with the fight
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  • on the other hand and now Herod
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  • starts throwing their
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  • leaders in jail.
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  • Some of the disciples, if they
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  • were thrown in jail you probably
  • 00:10:17.190 --> 00:10:18.240
  • wouldn't miss them because
  • 00:10:18.240 --> 00:10:20.050
  • Bartholomew really, you know,
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  • I'm sure he's a good guy, but
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  • James is one of the three.
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  • When Jesus got ready to go up on
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  • the mountain and transfigure
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  • in front of them
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  • to reveal his glory,
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  • James, John, and Peter
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  • got to go up and see him.
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  • What one of the sons of Zebedee,
  • 00:10:37.030 --> 00:10:38.120
  • the sons of thunder, James was
  • 00:10:38.120 --> 00:10:40.080
  • one of the guys and he's dead.
  • 00:10:42.070 --> 00:10:45.070
  • And now they've got Peter too.
  • 00:10:45.070 --> 00:10:47.120
  • And, remember,
  • 00:10:47.120 --> 00:10:48.080
  • Peter is their preacher.
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  • And, so, it's one thing to lose
  • 00:10:51.010 --> 00:10:53.020
  • James, it's painful, but to lose
  • 00:10:53.020 --> 00:10:55.140
  • Peter threatens the very
  • 00:10:55.140 --> 00:10:58.090
  • purpose of God.
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  • And there's so much opportunity
  • 00:11:00.190 --> 00:11:01.290
  • because the kingdom of God is
  • 00:11:01.290 --> 00:11:04.110
  • spreading and advancing and
  • 00:11:04.110 --> 00:11:07.050
  • there's so much opposition.
  • 00:11:07.050 --> 00:11:09.180
  • And there's so much opportunity
  • 00:11:09.180 --> 00:11:12.010
  • and there's so much opposition.
  • 00:11:12.010 --> 00:11:14.180
  • Don't you know that when
  • 00:11:14.180 --> 00:11:15.120
  • opportunity comes to the door,
  • 00:11:15.120 --> 00:11:16.220
  • opposition comes with it?
  • 00:11:17.270 --> 00:11:20.270
  • Don't you know that sometimes
  • 00:11:20.270 --> 00:11:23.050
  • they are one in the same?
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  • This is what I'm learning.
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  • I'm learning that a lot of times
  • 00:11:28.100 --> 00:11:31.070
  • when I open the door and see
  • 00:11:31.070 --> 00:11:33.120
  • something that I would love to
  • 00:11:33.120 --> 00:11:35.040
  • send away in my life,
  • 00:11:35.040 --> 00:11:36.240
  • a challenge that I
  • 00:11:36.240 --> 00:11:38.040
  • wish didn't come,
  • 00:11:38.040 --> 00:11:39.270
  • it is actually the
  • 00:11:39.270 --> 00:11:41.240
  • opportunity for God to teach me
  • 00:11:42.000 --> 00:11:45.000
  • to trust him.
  • 00:11:45.000 --> 00:11:47.180
  • Kind of hard to say Amen to that
  • 00:11:47.180 --> 00:11:50.170
  • because usually you want God to
  • 00:11:50.170 --> 00:11:51.280
  • knock and come in with the
  • 00:11:51.280 --> 00:11:52.280
  • It's kind of hard to know that
  • 00:11:55.180 --> 00:11:57.210
  • is God knocking unless you walk
  • 00:11:57.210 --> 00:11:59.200
  • with him for a while.
  • 00:11:59.200 --> 00:12:01.110
  • And then you hear the knock the
  • 00:12:01.110 --> 00:12:03.060
  • next time and you know whatever
  • 00:12:03.120 --> 00:12:06.120
  • is at the door,
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  • even if God didn't send it,
  • 00:12:08.220 --> 00:12:10.240
  • he's going to use it.
  • 00:12:13.080 --> 00:12:16.080
  • And the church is praying for
  • 00:12:16.080 --> 00:12:18.050
  • Peter but they're still broken
  • 00:12:18.050 --> 00:12:20.130
  • hearted about James.
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  • Did you notice that part in the
  • 00:12:22.200 --> 00:12:24.070
  • passage where it said that he
  • 00:12:24.070 --> 00:12:25.220
  • had just killed James
  • 00:12:25.220 --> 00:12:27.010
  • with the sword?
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  • That means he cut his head off.
  • 00:12:28.120 --> 00:12:30.270
  • That means he was
  • 00:12:30.270 --> 00:12:32.030
  • coming after the head;
  • 00:12:32.030 --> 00:12:33.140
  • he was trying to stop the
  • 00:12:33.140 --> 00:12:35.090
  • movement of Christianity
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  • because he knew it would
  • 00:12:37.270 --> 00:12:38.250
  • appease the Jews.
  • 00:12:38.250 --> 00:12:40.190
  • And he knew that in this great
  • 00:12:40.190 --> 00:12:42.070
  • time of opportunity for the
  • 00:12:42.070 --> 00:12:44.040
  • church it was a time of
  • 00:12:44.040 --> 00:12:45.160
  • opportunity for him to advance
  • 00:12:45.160 --> 00:12:47.150
  • his human agenda.
  • 00:12:48.080 --> 00:12:51.080
  • And, so, the church is praying,
  • 00:12:51.080 --> 00:12:53.120
  • the church is knocking on the
  • 00:12:53.120 --> 00:12:55.200
  • door of heaven asking God to do
  • 00:12:55.200 --> 00:12:57.210
  • something in the situation.
  • 00:12:58.000 --> 00:13:01.020
  • And Peter is in prison while the
  • 00:13:01.020 --> 00:13:03.190
  • church is praying.
  • 00:13:03.190 --> 00:13:06.190
  • Now, one interesting thing
  • 00:13:06.190 --> 00:13:07.210
  • about this text,
  • 00:13:07.210 --> 00:13:08.200
  • is it all right if I teach
  • 00:13:08.200 --> 00:13:09.180
  • the Bible for a minute?
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  • Okay.
  • 00:13:11.050 --> 00:13:11.260
  • Because it's interesting to note
  • 00:13:11.260 --> 00:13:13.210
  • that Peter has no idea
  • 00:13:13.210 --> 00:13:16.010
  • at this moment what the
  • 00:13:16.010 --> 00:13:17.160
  • people are doing,
  • 00:13:17.160 --> 00:13:18.250
  • and the people have no
  • 00:13:18.250 --> 00:13:20.010
  • idea how Peter is doing.
  • 00:13:20.010 --> 00:13:22.150
  • faith not even knowing if it's
  • 00:13:23.260 --> 00:13:26.170
  • doing any good in your life.
  • 00:13:26.170 --> 00:13:28.210
  • And, sometimes the proof that
  • 00:13:28.210 --> 00:13:31.110
  • your prayers and faith are
  • 00:13:31.110 --> 00:13:33.000
  • working is that the
  • 00:13:33.000 --> 00:13:34.050
  • opposition increases.
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  • Good God help me get this
  • 00:13:36.220 --> 00:13:37.240
  • message to the back row.
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  • Because somebody has been
  • 00:13:39.220 --> 00:13:41.040
  • wondering is God even
  • 00:13:41.040 --> 00:13:42.040
  • Is God using me?
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  • Is this even worth it?
  • 00:13:44.150 --> 00:13:45.270
  • But there's something about that
  • 00:13:45.270 --> 00:13:47.090
  • that should let you know that if
  • 00:13:47.090 --> 00:13:49.030
  • the devil showed up in
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  • the first place,
  • 00:13:50.150 --> 00:13:51.280
  • there must be
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  • something important,
  • 00:13:52.220 --> 00:13:54.060
  • and he must be defending his
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  • territory or else he
  • 00:13:55.210 --> 00:13:57.100
  • So, Peter was in prison but the
  • 00:14:06.020 --> 00:14:09.020
  • church was praying.
  • 00:14:10.090 --> 00:14:13.090
  • us to check on Peter, right?
  • 00:14:14.290 --> 00:14:16.290
  • We know what the church was
  • 00:14:16.290 --> 00:14:18.200
  • doing, they gather together for
  • 00:14:18.200 --> 00:14:19.290
  • prayer meeting and they got in
  • 00:14:19.290 --> 00:14:21.120
  • their they started joining their
  • 00:14:21.120 --> 00:14:22.080
  • faith together.
  • 00:14:22.080 --> 00:14:23.180
  • And Peter is in prison and he's
  • 00:14:23.180 --> 00:14:26.170
  • just hours away from his trial.
  • 00:14:26.200 --> 00:14:29.200
  • And if it turns out the same way
  • 00:14:29.200 --> 00:14:31.200
  • that James has turned out, this
  • 00:14:31.200 --> 00:14:33.080
  • will be his last night
  • 00:14:33.080 --> 00:14:34.290
  • on the planet.
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  • So, it's that kind of pressure.
  • 00:14:37.060 --> 00:14:39.100
  • Let's see what he's doing.
  • 00:14:39.100 --> 00:14:41.040
  • Let's check in on a nanny cam on
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  • Peter, the rock.
  • 00:14:43.150 --> 00:14:46.150
  • Let's check on Peter on the eve
  • 00:14:46.150 --> 00:14:48.020
  • execution, verse 6.
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  • "The night before Herod was to
  • 00:14:52.240 --> 00:14:55.070
  • I need somebody to fix that
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  • in the back.
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  • That can't be what
  • 00:15:04.050 --> 00:15:04.210
  • the verse says.
  • 00:15:04.210 --> 00:15:07.070
  • How are you going to sleep?
  • 00:15:07.290 --> 00:15:10.290
  • When your life is on the line?
  • 00:15:10.290 --> 00:15:13.240
  • Ya'll need to fix that verse
  • 00:15:13.240 --> 00:15:14.270
  • because it's not -- it's not
  • 00:15:14.270 --> 00:15:16.120
  • possible, is it?
  • 00:15:16.120 --> 00:15:18.250
  • The night before Herod was to
  • 00:15:18.250 --> 00:15:20.150
  • bring him to trial
  • 00:15:20.150 --> 00:15:22.210
  • Peter was what?
  • 00:15:22.210 --> 00:15:24.280
  • Pacing?
  • 00:15:24.280 --> 00:15:27.050
  • Praising?
  • 00:15:27.050 --> 00:15:29.120
  • How can you sleep at
  • 00:15:32.190 --> 00:15:35.190
  • a time like this?
  • 00:15:35.220 --> 00:15:38.220
  • not expect Peter to be sleeping
  • 00:15:40.240 --> 00:15:43.050
  • at this moment.
  • 00:15:43.050 --> 00:15:45.050
  • I did not -- let me tell you
  • 00:15:45.050 --> 00:15:47.040
  • this right now and this
  • 00:15:47.040 --> 00:15:47.250
  • is just a confession.
  • 00:15:47.250 --> 00:15:48.180
  • There is not enough Lunesta in
  • 00:15:48.180 --> 00:15:50.080
  • the pharmacy.
  • 00:15:50.080 --> 00:15:51.220
  • There is not enough Ambien on
  • 00:15:51.220 --> 00:15:53.190
  • earth that I could sleep when I
  • 00:15:54.000 --> 00:15:57.000
  • have -- especially after what
  • 00:15:57.000 --> 00:15:59.040
  • happened to James.
  • 00:15:59.040 --> 00:16:00.260
  • Especially knowing this might
  • 00:16:00.260 --> 00:16:02.280
  • not turn out well.
  • 00:16:02.280 --> 00:16:04.030
  • We pray for James and look what
  • 00:16:04.030 --> 00:16:05.190
  • happened to him and now
  • 00:16:05.190 --> 00:16:06.280
  • And Peter,
  • 00:16:08.020 --> 00:16:08.230
  • put it back up there, is
  • 00:16:08.230 --> 00:16:10.040
  • sleeping between two soldiers.
  • 00:16:12.100 --> 00:16:15.100
  • How about that?
  • 00:16:15.100 --> 00:16:16.110
  • Come on, ya'll, I came
  • 00:16:22.130 --> 00:16:23.140
  • back to preach.
  • 00:16:23.140 --> 00:16:24.140
  • I didn't come back
  • 00:16:24.140 --> 00:16:25.000
  • to have coffee.
  • 00:16:25.000 --> 00:16:26.080
  • Have you ever had to sleep
  • 00:16:26.180 --> 00:16:29.180
  • between -- I don't know how this
  • 00:16:29.180 --> 00:16:30.230
  • is going to turn out, but I have
  • 00:16:30.230 --> 00:16:31.270
  • to sleep in between?
  • 00:16:31.270 --> 00:16:34.150
  • I have to sleep, I don't really
  • 00:16:34.150 --> 00:16:35.290
  • know if this situation is going
  • 00:16:35.290 --> 00:16:37.100
  • to get better or what the
  • 00:16:37.100 --> 00:16:38.100
  • doctors going to say
  • 00:16:38.100 --> 00:16:39.060
  • next time I go back,
  • 00:16:39.060 --> 00:16:40.120
  • but I have to sleep in between.
  • 00:16:40.120 --> 00:16:43.040
  • I'm in a tight space and I don't
  • 00:16:43.040 --> 00:16:44.060
  • know if I'm going to
  • 00:16:44.060 --> 00:16:45.060
  • make it out,
  • 00:16:45.060 --> 00:16:46.010
  • but I've got to
  • 00:16:46.010 --> 00:16:47.010
  • sleep in between.
  • 00:16:48.140 --> 00:16:51.140
  • No, he's come a long way,
  • 00:16:54.110 --> 00:16:55.200
  • hasn't he?
  • 00:16:55.200 --> 00:16:57.030
  • Remember when Jesus was telling
  • 00:16:57.030 --> 00:16:59.050
  • Peter you've got to go to the
  • 00:16:59.050 --> 00:17:00.200
  • cross and Peter's
  • 00:17:00.200 --> 00:17:01.240
  • arguing with Jesus.
  • 00:17:01.240 --> 00:17:03.240
  • And he's trying to tell Jesus,
  • 00:17:03.240 --> 00:17:05.100
  • you'll never go to the cross.
  • 00:17:05.100 --> 00:17:07.010
  • He's trying to get Jesus his
  • 00:17:07.010 --> 00:17:08.180
  • plan for Jesus.
  • 00:17:08.180 --> 00:17:10.050
  • He's trying to create the
  • 00:17:10.050 --> 00:17:11.080
  • itinerary for the son of God who
  • 00:17:11.080 --> 00:17:12.290
  • created time and space and
  • 00:17:12.290 --> 00:17:14.240
  • What did Peter know that enabled
  • 00:17:18.270 --> 00:17:21.270
  • him to sleep
  • 00:17:21.270 --> 00:17:23.240
  • between two soldiers?
  • 00:17:23.270 --> 00:17:26.270
  • Put it back up, I'm not done
  • 00:17:28.160 --> 00:17:29.110
  • with that verse.
  • 00:17:29.110 --> 00:17:30.160
  • He was sleeping.
  • 00:17:30.160 --> 00:17:31.260
  • In the greatest trial of his
  • 00:17:31.260 --> 00:17:33.260
  • life he was sleeping between two
  • 00:17:34.060 --> 00:17:37.060
  • soldiers bound with two chains.
  • 00:17:38.010 --> 00:17:41.010
  • Some scholars think that
  • 00:17:41.010 --> 00:17:42.020
  • little Wayne could have been in
  • 00:17:42.020 --> 00:17:43.070
  • the next cell.
  • 00:17:43.070 --> 00:17:46.040
  • A lot of people were there.
  • 00:17:46.040 --> 00:17:48.140
  • And centuries stood guard
  • 00:17:48.140 --> 00:17:49.290
  • at the entrance.
  • 00:17:49.290 --> 00:17:51.210
  • And, so, he was sleeping.
  • 00:17:51.210 --> 00:17:53.040
  • What did he know that enabled
  • 00:17:53.170 --> 00:17:56.170
  • What did he -- maybe,
  • 00:18:04.040 --> 00:18:07.040
  • suggestion, he wasn't sleeping
  • 00:18:07.040 --> 00:18:09.020
  • because of something he knew
  • 00:18:09.020 --> 00:18:11.080
  • with his senses, maybe he was
  • 00:18:11.080 --> 00:18:13.130
  • sleeping because of something
  • 00:18:13.130 --> 00:18:14.280
  • And maybe what he saw in his
  • 00:18:21.190 --> 00:18:23.260
  • spirit was a direct reflection
  • 00:18:23.260 --> 00:18:26.230
  • of an experience that he had
  • 00:18:26.230 --> 00:18:29.030
  • with Jesus.
  • 00:18:29.030 --> 00:18:31.160
  • Because, remember, in the boat
  • 00:18:31.160 --> 00:18:33.050
  • one night when they were going
  • 00:18:33.200 --> 00:18:36.200
  • to the other side,
  • 00:18:36.200 --> 00:18:38.230
  • but then in between where they
  • 00:18:38.230 --> 00:18:40.270
  • were and where they were going
  • 00:18:40.270 --> 00:18:43.180
  • they hit a storm.
  • 00:18:43.180 --> 00:18:45.160
  • Sometimes you set out
  • 00:18:45.160 --> 00:18:47.000
  • for the destination,
  • 00:18:47.000 --> 00:18:48.220
  • but it's in between
  • 00:18:48.220 --> 00:18:50.020
  • that your faith has to
  • 00:18:50.020 --> 00:18:51.190
  • kick in to believe God.
  • 00:18:51.190 --> 00:18:54.190
  • And when all the
  • 00:18:54.190 --> 00:18:56.090
  • disciples were straining,
  • 00:18:56.090 --> 00:18:58.130
  • the Bible says they were
  • 00:18:58.130 --> 00:18:59.120
  • straining at the oar,
  • 00:18:59.120 --> 00:19:01.250
  • they were straining
  • 00:19:01.250 --> 00:19:03.050
  • against the wind,
  • 00:19:03.050 --> 00:19:04.050
  • they were straining
  • 00:19:04.050 --> 00:19:05.090
  • against the waves.
  • 00:19:05.090 --> 00:19:06.190
  • And while they were straining
  • 00:19:06.190 --> 00:19:08.060
  • they went down to
  • 00:19:08.060 --> 00:19:09.120
  • check out Jesus.
  • 00:19:09.120 --> 00:19:10.290
  • And they were surprised to find
  • 00:19:10.290 --> 00:19:12.150
  • out that while they were
  • 00:19:12.150 --> 00:19:13.290
  • So, maybe when Peter found out
  • 00:19:21.070 --> 00:19:23.240
  • they might kill me he decided
  • 00:19:23.240 --> 00:19:26.170
  • there's only so much
  • 00:19:26.170 --> 00:19:28.010
  • I can do about this.
  • 00:19:28.010 --> 00:19:29.250
  • And when I get to the other side
  • 00:19:29.250 --> 00:19:32.130
  • I'm going to need all my
  • 00:19:32.130 --> 00:19:33.220
  • strength so I'm going to
  • 00:19:33.220 --> 00:19:35.160
  • sleep in between.
  • 00:19:35.160 --> 00:19:37.280
  • This is God's word for somebody.
  • 00:19:37.280 --> 00:19:40.030
  • God said, I can do more while
  • 00:19:40.030 --> 00:19:42.100
  • you're sleeping thing you can do
  • 00:19:42.100 --> 00:19:44.060
  • while you're straining.
  • 00:19:44.060 --> 00:19:45.130
  • And if you will get out of the
  • 00:19:45.130 --> 00:19:46.130
  • way and out of your flesh,
  • 00:19:46.130 --> 00:19:48.250
  • the disciples said,
  • 00:19:56.140 --> 00:19:57.050
  • Jesus, don't you care,
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  • we are in the storm?
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  • Jesus said, this is how
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  • my friend Joseph Prince
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  • says, RIP,
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  • And, so, it's a beautiful
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  • picture that he would sleep
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  • and trust God when
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  • Herod comes knocking.
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  • Knock knock, they're coming to
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  • get you Peter.
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  • But he's learned something.
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  • He's learned that obedience
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  • Now, I mention this because I
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  • see a lot of people on
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  • Instagram, I haven't been on
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  • Instagram in two months.
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  • And let me tell you,
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  • it's amazing.
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  • The birds are chirping,
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  • the sun is beautiful.
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  • You'd be shocked how nice the
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  • world looks when there's not a
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  • screen in front of your face.
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  • A pretend universe.
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  • Just a thought.
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  • I've had a great summer.
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  • I got tan, I detoxed from
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  • everybody's pretend life
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  • and I'm just happy about it.
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  • And then Peter has to do
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  • something that's very difficult
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  • to do because we all want
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  • opportunities to come our way.
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  • And opportunities are weird
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  • because they don't show up
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  • looking like opportunities when
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  • they knock.
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  • They just look like obedience.
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  • Everybody will say,
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  • I want to kill my Goliath,
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  • I want to take down my giants.
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  • You know, in church we say stuff
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  • like that great probably don't
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  • say that if they
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  • don't go to church.
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  • But, you know, Goliath didn't
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  • come knocking on David's door.
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  • Hey, David, I'm Goliath.
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  • If you kill me today you can
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  • become the king of Israel and
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  • have great status and wealth.
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  • None of that's true.
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  • David's dad came to his door
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  • said get this bread
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  • down to your brothers.
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  • Because when opportunity knocks
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  • it just looks like obedience.
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  • That's all it looks like.
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  • It doesn't look like something
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  • big; it doesn't look like
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  • something extraordinary.
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  • Now, Peter's about to get a big
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  • miracle but I want you to notice
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  • how he gets it.
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  • And most of us would not have
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  • gotten it.
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  • Because, spoiler alert, Peter's
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  • about to get out of jail.
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  • He's not going to die,
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  • Peter's not going to die in this
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  • moment because God still has a
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  • purpose because Peter is
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  • invincible until God's purpose
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  • for him is completed.
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  • And, so, Peter's not going to
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  • die in this but he
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  • doesn't know that yet.
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  • As far as he knows it's over but
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  • he sleeping.
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  • And, so, while he's asleep, look
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  • at verse 6 and how God
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  • interrupts his,
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  • what you call it,
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  • REM cycle
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  • because Peter's in a deep sleep.
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  • I'll show you in a minute.
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  • It's in the text.
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  • The Bible is so fun to read.
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  • I want you to read it
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  • between Sundays.
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  • It's real good.
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  • It's real good without me here
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  • talking about it.
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  • It's real good.
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  • So, it says,
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  • just like in a deep sleep,
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  • Ah!
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  • "Suddenly, an angel of the
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  • Lord appeared and he didn't
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  • knock, he just came in,
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  • and a light shown in cell.
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  • It struck Peter on the side and
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  • And I guess Peter wasn't all the
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  • way awake because the angel
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  • And the chains fell
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  • off Peter's wrist.
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  • Now, please leave that verse on
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  • the screen because I want to
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  • show you something.
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  • It said, quick, get up, and the
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  • chains fell off Peter's wrist.
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  • Now, the natural sequence would
  • 00:23:41.250 --> 00:23:44.190
  • be the chains fell off Peter's
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  • wrist and so he got up.
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  • But it doesn't say that.
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  • It says that the angel told him
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  • get up, and when he got up the
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  • You see it?
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  • So, we think the chains are
  • 00:24:01.120 --> 00:24:03.190
  • going to fall off and it's going
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  • to get easier and we are
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  • going to feel free,
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  • and then we can obey God.
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  • No, You get up and then
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  • chains fell off.
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  • Because obedience comes
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  • Hey, it really is a privilege to
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  • share God's word with you.
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  • Thank you for joining me.
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  • But each week we just have a
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  • little bit of time together and
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  • I'd love to take the
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  • conversation beyond just
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  • a TV program.
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  • So, if you want to go deeper, if
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  • level you can call or go online
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  • with your gift of any amount to
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  • the ministry.
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  • But I want to tell you about
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  • something else too.
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  • Live, every single Sunday,
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  • Elevation Church,
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  • of different things.
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  • But it's just our way to connect
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  • with you beyond this broadcast.
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  • Don't forget the slash live.
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  • visit the website,
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  • - God says, I made you in my
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  • image because I see
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  • myself in you.
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  • That's what a mirror does and
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  • that's why God wants to tell you
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  • it's not about what you're not,
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  • it's about what I am.
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  • I'm your maker and
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  • I'm your mirror.
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  • And I want you to look to me for
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  • what's unique about you.
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  • And sometimes the pressure that
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  • we feel to be special comes from
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  • culture who tells you that
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  • you've got to be so special,
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  • so different, so unique so set
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  • apart but you already are.
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  • You already are.
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  • When you live out of that place
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  • it affects you to be able to do
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  • it for purpose and
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  • not for proof.
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  • It's true I made some mistakes
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  • in my life but it's also true
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  • that my greatest mistake has the
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  • potential to become my
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  • greatest miracle.
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  • And you don't have to own the
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  • story that you were handed if it
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  • does not match the reality of
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  • what God has spoken,
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  • not another day.
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  • A new truth maybe God doesn't
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  • see you through the
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  • lens of your mistake.
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  • Maybe he sees you through the
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  • lens of his grace.
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  • Maybe when he looks at you he
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  • sees the finished
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  • work of Jesus Christ.
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  • Have you ever thought about the
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  • fact that if they didn't make
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  • you; they can't define you?
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  • - Announcer: If we are made in
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  • the image of God we should walk
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  • in who he says we are.
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  • It's about trading in an
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  • artificial façade for a
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  • God-given truth.
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  • Call or go online now and get
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  • Like a flame
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  • Like a flame
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  • We receive your love
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