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Reverse Your Worry Part 1

Watch Reverse Your Worry Part 1
December 4, 2019
27:29

Steven Furtick

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Reverse Your Worry Part 1

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  • - See worry is
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  • when I start with my situation
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  • and then I spend around
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  • and around and around
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  • and around and around
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  • and around and around,
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  • but God said, Stop spinning.
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  • And instead of starting
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  • your mediation
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  • with your situation,
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  • start with your source.
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  • When you know
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  • who your father is,
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  • it sends you spinning
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  • in a different direction.
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  • Come on, I know who He is,
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  • I know what He's done
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  • - I'm excited about this.
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  • This is a very special tradition
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  • at Elevation, once a year,
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  • we have a special series,
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  • it's really more
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  • than a collection of teachings,
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  • it's a faith experience.
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  • Our theme is Game Changer.
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  • I think one
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  • of the most exciting things
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  • that God is doing
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  • in our ministry is to open
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  • the doors of our ministry
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  • beyond our walls.
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  • What I mean by that is,
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  • we are amazed at the thousands
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  • and thousands of you,
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  • who are letting us know,
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  • that you're impacted
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  • but his ministry.
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  • Many of you have been blessed
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  • by God to be a blessing.
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  • And I wanted to ask today,
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  • would you be willing,
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  • during this special time of year
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  • to make a one time donation
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  • to the ministry
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  • or maybe partner with us
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  • on a monthly basis
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  • through recurring giving.
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  • I believe God could use
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  • your gift to enable
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  • this ministry
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  • to continue to reach,
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  • to continue to break paradigms,
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  • to continue to lift up Jesus,
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  • but most importantly,
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  • know that we feel
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  • a tremendous sense
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  • of responsibility
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  • to minister the word of God,
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  • not only to you
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  • but to challenge you,
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  • to partner with us
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  • in reaching people
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  • for the gospel,
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  • I hope you enjoy this message
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  • and thank you for being
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  • - We're gonna look at Matthew 6
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  • with I do like
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  • and these profound
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  • powerful words from Jesus
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  • and last week's message
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  • was intended to help you
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  • evaluate your values.
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  • I was thinking
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  • that a lot of times
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  • if we play the game
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  • and even if we play
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  • the game well,
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  • but we win at things
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  • that aren't true to our values,
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  • eventually we will get good
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  • at winning but what
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  • are we winning at?
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  • And what have we won?
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  • And so, in order to try
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  • to avoid all this empty sense
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  • of chasing after victories
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  • that are too meaningful,
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  • we're getting
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  • into God's definition
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  • of success,
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  • God's idea of what
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  • is worth winning at,
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  • and we're looking at
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  • this together.
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  • And it was cool to me
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  • when I was in
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  • the airport Monday,
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  • I got the opportunity to meet
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  • one of our new church members.
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  • He said, I've been coming
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  • for a little while,
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  • I've been going to church
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  • all my life,
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  • been learning a lot,
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  • it's been helpful.
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  • I said, "What did
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  • you learn yesterday?
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  • I put him on a pop quiz,
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  • and he said, Oh yeah,
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  • that was good yesterday
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  • when you said shallow values
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  • produce empty victories,
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  • I was like Woah.
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  • You got it exactly right.
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  • Usually, people when
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  • they quote back
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  • your sermon to you,
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  • they mess it all up
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  • and they don't make it rhyme,
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  • and they switch
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  • the words all around,
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  • it makes you mad.
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  • And but he got it just right,
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  • then he started preaching
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  • other parts and he said,
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  • I went home and I told
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  • my wife and my kids,
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  • I love y'all but leave me
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  • alone the rest of the day.
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  • And he's a successful person
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  • in his field,
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  • his name is Steven,
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  • I knew he was a great
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  • man of God from that fact,
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  • and he said, I'm really
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  • just dealing with emptiness
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  • and in that emptiness,
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  • I realize it's a lot of times
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  • because my values are shallow.
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  • So I've been listening,
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  • I've been spending
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  • just since you preached,
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  • I've been thinking
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  • about my values,
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  • not what I think
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  • they should be,
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  • not I what I want them to do,
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  • but what are my values
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  • and then aligning those values
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  • with God's values.
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  • So let's continue to process.
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  • Let's go right on
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  • to Matthew 6:25,
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  • a very relevant Scripture today,
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  • that I want us
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  • to look at together.
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  • Matthew 6:25, Jesus speaking,
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  • Therefore I tell you,
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  • do not worry about your life,
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  • what you will eat
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  • or you will drink
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  • or about your body,
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  • what you will wear,
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  • is not life more than food
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  • and the body more than clothes?
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  • Look at the birds of the air,
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  • they do not sow or reap
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  • or store away in barns
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  • and yet," --
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  • I love that,
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  • somebody say, "and yet."
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  • I don't deserve
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  • the grace of God, and yet,
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  • I don't have
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  • the educational background,
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  • and yet, nobody in my family
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  • ever broke this barrier,
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  • and yet, I made some mistakes
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  • in my life, and yet,
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  • I just like little stuff
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  • like that when
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  • I'm reading the Bible,
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  • y'all do what you wanna do,
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  • I'mma stop for those
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  • little phrases and point
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  • them out to you.
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  • "...and yet your heavenly
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  • Father feeds them.
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  • Are you not much
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  • more valuable than they?"
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  • Tell somebody next to you,
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  • I'm better than a bird.
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  • I might not be better than you
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  • but I'm better than a bird,
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  • I'm worth more than a bird.
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  • I know that much.
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  • Are you not much
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  • more valuable than they?
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  • We're gonna come back to that.
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  • Can anyone of you by worrying,
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  • add a single hour
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  • to your life?
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  • No, but you can take some off.
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  • Or you can wish you were dead
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  • cause it would be more peaceful
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  • than being in this living hell
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  • called your mind sometimes.
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  • So, he asked a question.
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  • So notice how it starts
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  • with a command,
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  • and then it turns
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  • to a question, he said,
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  • Do not worry,"
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  • and now he says,
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  • "and why do you worry?
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  • "Why do you worry
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  • about clothes?
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  • See how the flowers
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  • of the field grow?
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  • They do not labor or spin.
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  • Yet I tell you that not
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  • even Solomon,"
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  • in all his Gucci,
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  • he was dressed
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  • like one of these.
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  • If that is how God clothes
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  • the grass of the field,
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  • which is here today
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  • and tomorrow throw in the fire,
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  • will he not much more
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  • clothe you,
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  • oh you of little faith.
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  • So do not worry,
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  • stop telling me that.
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  • You know the worst thing
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  • you can tell somebody
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  • when they're worrying is, what?
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  • Don't worry.
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  • unless you know something
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  • that they don't,
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  • cause like I was watching
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  • a football game the other day,
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  • but it was recorded
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  • because I missed it,
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  • but the person
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  • that was watching it with me,
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  • checked the score,
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  • and we were cheering
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  • for the same team,
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  • so while I was
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  • watching the game,
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  • I was also watching them
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  • and when it got a little scary,
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  • I just watched them,
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  • but when they didn't
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  • look scared,
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  • I didn't get scared,
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  • so when Jesus says,
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  • Don't worry.
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  • I figure He's already seen
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  • how this thing turns out,
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  • come on, it's early
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  • to have church
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  • but if you are grateful
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  • that the One who knows the end
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  • from the beginning
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  • is already prophesied
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  • to this current moment
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  • and declared that God
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  • is faithful...
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  • Come on,
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  • give Him a shout of praise.
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  • Don't worry saying
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  • what shall we eat
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  • or what shall we drink --
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  • Yeah, yeah,
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  • hallelujah is right,
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  • that's the only thing
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  • you can say when you think
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  • about this.
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  • This is good
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  • this preaches itself,
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  • I don't need to make a comment,
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  • I can just read this over
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  • and over again
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  • for 50 minutes, we go home.
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  • Do not worry saying
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  • what shall we eat,
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  • or what shall we drink
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  • or what shall we wear
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  • for the pagans run after
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  • all these things.
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  • These are shallow values.
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  • This is what the world
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  • worries about.
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  • Wanna worry about something?
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  • Worry about something
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  • worth worrying about.
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  • Worry about teen suicide rates.
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  • You just got to worry?
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  • Worry about that.
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  • Worry about racism.
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  • You wanna worry about something?
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  • Worry about that.
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  • Wanna worry about something?
  • 00:07:50.020 --> 00:07:50.290
  • Worry about this crazy cycle
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  • of fear that we're all living
  • 00:07:52.240 --> 00:07:54.180
  • in if you wanna worry
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  • about something.
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  • But don't worry about this.
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  • "For the pagans run after
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  • all these things,
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  • and your heavenly Father knows
  • 00:08:02.070 --> 00:08:02.250
  • that you need them.
  • 00:08:02.250 --> 00:08:03.110
  • But seek first His kingdom
  • 00:08:03.110 --> 00:08:04.140
  • and His righteousness
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  • and all these things
  • 00:08:05.080 --> 00:08:07.230
  • will be given to you as well.
  • 00:08:07.230 --> 00:08:09.190
  • Therefore do not worry
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  • about tomorrow for tomorrow
  • 00:08:11.140 --> 00:08:13.020
  • will worry about itself,
  • 00:08:13.020 --> 00:08:14.190
  • each day has trouble
  • 00:08:14.190 --> 00:08:15.250
  • enough of its own."
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  • The word God gave me
  • 00:08:17.090 --> 00:08:18.050
  • to give to you today
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  • is reverse your worry.
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  • Reverse your worry.
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  • We're gonna get this thing
  • 00:08:26.100 --> 00:08:27.000
  • turned around
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  • before lunchtime today,
  • 00:08:28.120 --> 00:08:31.030
  • reverse your worry.
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  • Came in thinking one way,
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  • gonna go home thinking another.
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  • Reverse your worry.
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  • Turn to somebody and say,
  • 00:08:38.290 --> 00:08:40.020
  • It's time to turn it around.
  • 00:08:41.190 --> 00:08:44.190
  • So why do you worry?
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  • That's the question,
  • 00:08:47.050 --> 00:08:48.240
  • the command is to not worry.
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  • And then the question is,
  • 00:08:51.140 --> 00:08:53.080
  • verse 28, let's see it again,
  • 00:08:53.080 --> 00:08:54.170
  • Why do you worry?
  • 00:08:54.220 --> 00:08:57.220
  • And at this point,
  • 00:08:57.220 --> 00:08:58.120
  • if it was anybody
  • 00:08:58.120 --> 00:08:59.200
  • other than Jesus asking
  • 00:08:59.200 --> 00:09:00.200
  • the question I would say,
  • 00:09:00.200 --> 00:09:01.230
  • Sit down and let me tell you.
  • 00:09:01.230 --> 00:09:04.050
  • You know?
  • 00:09:04.050 --> 00:09:05.020
  • Oh, I got a list,
  • 00:09:05.020 --> 00:09:06.080
  • you wanna know why I worry?
  • 00:09:06.080 --> 00:09:08.130
  • Well, where you do you
  • 00:09:08.130 --> 00:09:09.240
  • want me to start?
  • 00:09:09.240 --> 00:09:10.280
  • Like first of all,
  • 00:09:10.280 --> 00:09:11.160
  • let's start with October
  • 00:09:11.160 --> 00:09:13.090
  • in the stock market
  • 00:09:13.090 --> 00:09:14.140
  • if you wanna talk about worry,
  • 00:09:14.140 --> 00:09:15.280
  • you wanna talk about
  • 00:09:15.280 --> 00:09:17.010
  • the first week in November,
  • 00:09:17.010 --> 00:09:18.050
  • you wanna talk about...
  • 00:09:18.050 --> 00:09:19.060
  • If you wanna know why I worry,
  • 00:09:19.100 --> 00:09:22.100
  • okay, I got a 13 year old,
  • 00:09:22.100 --> 00:09:24.110
  • an 11 year old,
  • 00:09:24.110 --> 00:09:25.160
  • and a 7 year old
  • 00:09:25.160 --> 00:09:26.200
  • and they have the internet.
  • 00:09:26.200 --> 00:09:28.200
  • That's why I worry, Jesus.
  • 00:09:28.200 --> 00:09:31.070
  • Because something tells me
  • 00:09:31.070 --> 00:09:32.110
  • they are not yet
  • 00:09:32.110 --> 00:09:33.060
  • of the emotional
  • 00:09:33.060 --> 00:09:34.020
  • and mental health
  • 00:09:34.020 --> 00:09:36.060
  • and capacity to have all
  • 00:09:36.060 --> 00:09:38.030
  • of the information
  • 00:09:38.030 --> 00:09:39.030
  • in the history of humanity
  • 00:09:39.030 --> 00:09:40.260
  • in their pocket
  • 00:09:40.260 --> 00:09:42.000
  • and I'm worried about
  • 00:09:42.000 --> 00:09:43.070
  • what they're going to access
  • 00:09:43.070 --> 00:09:45.120
  • and there's no Bible verse
  • 00:09:45.120 --> 00:09:46.180
  • about how much time
  • 00:09:46.180 --> 00:09:48.000
  • to give your child
  • 00:09:48.000 --> 00:09:48.200
  • on Instagram.
  • 00:09:48.200 --> 00:09:49.130
  • If it is, I didn't find it,
  • 00:09:49.130 --> 00:09:51.040
  • somebody send me
  • 00:09:51.040 --> 00:09:51.280
  • the Scripture this week,
  • 00:09:51.280 --> 00:09:53.050
  • that's why I'm worried.
  • 00:09:53.050 --> 00:09:54.200
  • I'm worried.
  • 00:09:54.200 --> 00:09:57.070
  • You know, why do you worry?
  • 00:09:57.070 --> 00:09:58.260
  • Put the verse up again.
  • 00:09:58.260 --> 00:10:00.260
  • Why do you worry?
  • 00:10:01.220 --> 00:10:04.220
  • And I think that's important
  • 00:10:04.220 --> 00:10:05.280
  • that we stop and think
  • 00:10:05.280 --> 00:10:07.230
  • about the reasons
  • 00:10:07.230 --> 00:10:10.030
  • that we worry.
  • 00:10:10.030 --> 00:10:11.260
  • Okay?
  • 00:10:11.260 --> 00:10:12.260
  • The reason that we worry
  • 00:10:13.100 --> 00:10:16.100
  • and be really honest about it,
  • 00:10:16.100 --> 00:10:18.070
  • because what I worry about
  • 00:10:18.070 --> 00:10:20.040
  • more than anything
  • 00:10:20.040 --> 00:10:21.070
  • is not what's happening to me,
  • 00:10:21.110 --> 00:10:24.110
  • but it's whether or not
  • 00:10:24.110 --> 00:10:26.060
  • what's within me
  • 00:10:26.060 --> 00:10:27.290
  • It's whether what's in me
  • 00:10:35.020 --> 00:10:36.200
  • is strong enough to handle
  • 00:10:36.200 --> 00:10:39.040
  • what happens to me.
  • 00:10:39.040 --> 00:10:41.090
  • That's why I worry.
  • 00:10:41.090 --> 00:10:43.190
  • I worry because as a Pastor
  • 00:10:44.110 --> 00:10:47.110
  • I am concerned
  • 00:10:47.110 --> 00:10:48.260
  • that maybe the way
  • 00:10:48.260 --> 00:10:50.050
  • that I communicate
  • 00:10:50.050 --> 00:10:51.110
  • would be more for consumption
  • 00:10:51.180 --> 00:10:54.180
  • and the people would come
  • 00:10:54.180 --> 00:10:55.210
  • and hear the word
  • 00:10:55.210 --> 00:10:56.280
  • or tune in online
  • 00:10:56.280 --> 00:10:58.030
  • and hear the word,
  • 00:10:58.030 --> 00:10:59.020
  • and then just click off
  • 00:10:59.020 --> 00:11:00.220
  • but you know it
  • 00:11:00.220 --> 00:11:01.130
  • seems like just more
  • 00:11:01.130 --> 00:11:02.070
  • and more that people
  • 00:11:02.070 --> 00:11:03.180
  • are just coming to church
  • 00:11:03.180 --> 00:11:04.230
  • for what to get out of it,
  • 00:11:04.230 --> 00:11:06.190
  • or just, you know,
  • 00:11:06.190 --> 00:11:07.130
  • "Well, I like that preacher,"
  • 00:11:07.130 --> 00:11:08.170
  • or "I like that song,"
  • 00:11:08.170 --> 00:11:09.280
  • but that's a really shallow
  • 00:11:09.280 --> 00:11:10.290
  • reason to come to church.
  • 00:11:10.290 --> 00:11:12.180
  • And I worry that if people
  • 00:11:12.180 --> 00:11:14.010
  • come from surface motivations,
  • 00:11:14.010 --> 00:11:17.000
  • they're gonna get surface
  • 00:11:17.000 --> 00:11:17.170
  • results in their life.
  • 00:11:17.170 --> 00:11:19.170
  • And if people come
  • 00:11:19.170 --> 00:11:20.160
  • from selfish motives,
  • 00:11:20.160 --> 00:11:21.240
  • then they're gonna get
  • 00:11:21.240 --> 00:11:22.270
  • empty results.
  • 00:11:23.170 --> 00:11:26.170
  • So, why do you worry?
  • 00:11:26.190 --> 00:11:29.190
  • Let's talk about it.
  • 00:11:29.190 --> 00:11:31.270
  • Just me and you now.
  • 00:11:31.270 --> 00:11:33.090
  • It's just us.
  • 00:11:33.090 --> 00:11:34.160
  • Why do you worry?
  • 00:11:34.160 --> 00:11:36.050
  • What do you worry about
  • 00:11:36.050 --> 00:11:39.040
  • more than anything else?
  • 00:11:39.040 --> 00:11:41.020
  • What's the thing
  • 00:11:41.020 --> 00:11:42.150
  • that had you up at 3:30
  • 00:11:42.150 --> 00:11:44.090
  • this morning and your mind
  • 00:11:44.090 --> 00:11:46.060
  • starting spinning...
  • 00:11:46.060 --> 00:11:46.290
  • 'Cause this is what happens,
  • 00:11:46.290 --> 00:11:48.270
  • your mind starts spinning,
  • 00:11:48.270 --> 00:11:51.030
  • some of us get up
  • 00:11:51.030 --> 00:11:51.230
  • to use the bathroom
  • 00:11:51.230 --> 00:11:54.040
  • and then we never quite
  • 00:11:54.040 --> 00:11:55.070
  • make it back to a rested state,
  • 00:11:55.070 --> 00:11:57.230
  • because our bladders
  • 00:11:57.230 --> 00:11:58.260
  • and our brains are both
  • 00:11:59.080 --> 00:12:02.100
  • under demon possession
  • 00:12:02.220 --> 00:12:05.220
  • and so both of them
  • 00:12:05.220 --> 00:12:07.060
  • are too full, and so we wake up
  • 00:12:07.060 --> 00:12:09.290
  • in the middle of the night,
  • 00:12:09.290 --> 00:12:11.150
  • and here we are and this is
  • 00:12:11.150 --> 00:12:13.200
  • how it happens for me,
  • 00:12:13.200 --> 00:12:14.190
  • my mind just starts spinning.
  • 00:12:16.010 --> 00:12:19.010
  • And the way
  • 00:12:19.010 --> 00:12:19.280
  • that it's constructed
  • 00:12:19.280 --> 00:12:20.250
  • in the original language,
  • 00:12:20.250 --> 00:12:22.190
  • I've studied this passage
  • 00:12:22.190 --> 00:12:23.100
  • quite a bit,
  • 00:12:23.100 --> 00:12:24.080
  • I've come back to it,
  • 00:12:24.080 --> 00:12:25.150
  • several times in preaching,
  • 00:12:25.150 --> 00:12:27.110
  • is that it says, do not worry,
  • 00:12:27.110 --> 00:12:29.230
  • that's the command,
  • 00:12:29.230 --> 00:12:30.160
  • or take no thought,
  • 00:12:30.160 --> 00:12:32.050
  • that's literal,
  • 00:12:32.050 --> 00:12:33.020
  • take no thought.
  • 00:12:33.020 --> 00:12:34.130
  • Think about that, he's saying,
  • 00:12:34.130 --> 00:12:36.030
  • a thought that presents itself
  • 00:12:36.030 --> 00:12:38.180
  • to you can start you spinning
  • 00:12:38.180 --> 00:12:40.140
  • in a direction
  • 00:12:40.140 --> 00:12:42.010
  • if you take it,
  • 00:12:42.010 --> 00:12:43.200
  • but if it can't start
  • 00:12:43.200 --> 00:12:44.250
  • you spinning if you don't
  • 00:12:44.250 --> 00:12:46.130
  • hold on to it.
  • 00:12:46.130 --> 00:12:48.050
  • I preached a whole message
  • 00:12:48.050 --> 00:12:49.040
  • one time called,
  • 00:12:49.040 --> 00:12:50.080
  • "Hold That Thought."
  • 00:12:51.040 --> 00:12:54.040
  • And you get a hold of a thought
  • 00:12:54.040 --> 00:12:56.170
  • and you let it take you
  • 00:12:56.170 --> 00:12:58.010
  • somewhere but where
  • 00:12:58.010 --> 00:12:59.260
  • you take that thought,
  • 00:12:59.260 --> 00:13:01.070
  • eventually you find out
  • 00:13:01.070 --> 00:13:02.250
  • it takes you somewhere
  • 00:13:02.250 --> 00:13:04.260
  • and for me a lot of times,
  • 00:13:04.260 --> 00:13:07.100
  • I end up in this spin cycle,
  • 00:13:07.100 --> 00:13:09.000
  • do you know
  • 00:13:09.000 --> 00:13:09.200
  • what I'm talking about?
  • 00:13:09.200 --> 00:13:10.140
  • Talk to me.
  • 00:13:10.140 --> 00:13:11.190
  • The spin cycle of stress.
  • 00:13:11.190 --> 00:13:14.150
  • I've noticed this about worry.
  • 00:13:14.150 --> 00:13:15.250
  • Worry is circular,
  • 00:13:17.060 --> 00:13:20.060
  • worry is going round and round,
  • 00:13:20.060 --> 00:13:21.210
  • it's not being concerned
  • 00:13:21.210 --> 00:13:23.000
  • about something,
  • 00:13:23.000 --> 00:13:25.040
  • that's not what Jesus
  • 00:13:25.040 --> 00:13:26.060
  • means by don't worry.
  • 00:13:26.170 --> 00:13:29.170
  • This isn't Jesus -
  • 00:13:29.170 --> 00:13:30.120
  • Bob Marley moment, you know,
  • 00:13:30.120 --> 00:13:32.190
  • cause I was reading it like,
  • 00:13:32.190 --> 00:13:33.180
  • Look at the birds.
  • 00:13:33.180 --> 00:13:34.220
  • You know, it almost sounds like
  • 00:13:34.220 --> 00:13:37.100
  • Jesus is telling me
  • 00:13:37.100 --> 00:13:38.150
  • not to pay my bills,
  • 00:13:38.150 --> 00:13:40.080
  • just look at the birds,
  • 00:13:40.080 --> 00:13:43.070
  • look at the birds
  • 00:13:43.070 --> 00:13:44.080
  • and the flowers, beautiful,
  • 00:13:44.080 --> 00:13:45.250
  • isn't God good,
  • 00:13:45.250 --> 00:13:46.230
  • isn't He just the best,
  • 00:13:46.230 --> 00:13:47.250
  • don't you just love Jesus
  • 00:13:47.250 --> 00:13:49.090
  • and His muchness, you know?
  • 00:13:49.230 --> 00:13:52.230
  • It's not what He's saying.
  • 00:13:52.230 --> 00:13:55.060
  • You know you want me
  • 00:13:55.060 --> 00:13:56.270
  • to be like a bird, Lord?
  • 00:13:56.270 --> 00:13:58.260
  • No, I want you
  • 00:13:58.260 --> 00:13:59.180
  • to observe the birds.
  • 00:14:00.070 --> 00:14:03.070
  • I want you to consider
  • 00:14:03.070 --> 00:14:03.260
  • what they know that you don't.
  • 00:14:03.260 --> 00:14:06.200
  • And maybe what they know
  • 00:14:06.200 --> 00:14:08.140
  • that you don't is because
  • 00:14:08.140 --> 00:14:10.110
  • they live where you don't,
  • 00:14:10.110 --> 00:14:12.060
  • at a higher altitude.
  • 00:14:12.060 --> 00:14:14.290
  • Observe the birds.
  • 00:14:14.290 --> 00:14:17.110
  • If I could title this message
  • 00:14:17.110 --> 00:14:18.250
  • other than Reverse
  • 00:14:18.250 --> 00:14:19.280
  • Your Worry.
  • 00:14:19.280 --> 00:14:20.140
  • I'd call it lookup.
  • 00:14:20.140 --> 00:14:22.050
  • Because in order
  • 00:14:22.050 --> 00:14:23.270
  • to consider the birds,
  • 00:14:23.270 --> 00:14:25.010
  • you gotta stop looking
  • 00:14:25.010 --> 00:14:25.230
  • all around you to make sense
  • 00:14:25.230 --> 00:14:28.010
  • of your life, you know?
  • 00:14:28.010 --> 00:14:30.110
  • Cause as long as
  • 00:14:30.110 --> 00:14:30.270
  • you look around you,
  • 00:14:30.270 --> 00:14:31.270
  • you spin around
  • 00:14:31.270 --> 00:14:33.000
  • and around and around
  • 00:14:33.000 --> 00:14:34.220
  • and around but when you break
  • 00:14:34.220 --> 00:14:36.270
  • the cycle and consider
  • 00:14:36.270 --> 00:14:38.240
  • that there is God above you
  • 00:14:38.240 --> 00:14:41.170
  • who has gone before you
  • 00:14:41.170 --> 00:14:43.140
  • who lives within you,
  • 00:14:43.140 --> 00:14:45.110
  • who is always for you,
  • 00:14:45.110 --> 00:14:47.180
  • and that you are spoken for
  • 00:14:47.180 --> 00:14:49.130
  • and known and named and called
  • 00:14:49.130 --> 00:14:52.000
  • and chosen and set apart.
  • 00:14:54.100 --> 00:14:57.100
  • You see your life
  • 00:14:57.100 --> 00:14:58.050
  • at a different level.
  • 00:14:58.050 --> 00:14:59.060
  • Can I preach a little bit?
  • 00:14:59.060 --> 00:15:01.070
  • Cause I've been doing
  • 00:15:01.070 --> 00:15:01.260
  • this a lot.
  • 00:15:01.260 --> 00:15:03.220
  • It's funny that I just finished
  • 00:15:03.220 --> 00:15:04.160
  • a whole series about anxiety
  • 00:15:04.160 --> 00:15:06.060
  • called Triggered.
  • 00:15:06.060 --> 00:15:07.180
  • And here we are back
  • 00:15:07.180 --> 00:15:08.190
  • in this same idea,
  • 00:15:08.190 --> 00:15:11.010
  • still spinning
  • 00:15:11.010 --> 00:15:12.290
  • and still spinning.
  • 00:15:12.290 --> 00:15:15.040
  • Worry is like this,
  • 00:15:15.160 --> 00:15:18.160
  • it's around
  • 00:15:18.160 --> 00:15:19.260
  • and around and around,
  • 00:15:19.260 --> 00:15:21.230
  • but notice one thing
  • 00:15:21.230 --> 00:15:23.120
  • about all my spinning,
  • 00:15:23.120 --> 00:15:25.160
  • other than the fact
  • 00:15:25.160 --> 00:15:26.110
  • that some of y'all
  • 00:15:26.110 --> 00:15:26.290
  • are getting dizzy
  • 00:15:26.290 --> 00:15:27.200
  • just watching me do this,
  • 00:15:27.200 --> 00:15:28.270
  • imagine how it feels
  • 00:15:28.270 --> 00:15:29.230
  • to actually do it,
  • 00:15:30.010 --> 00:15:33.010
  • imagine how it feels
  • 00:15:33.010 --> 00:15:33.270
  • for me actually doing it.
  • 00:15:33.270 --> 00:15:34.280
  • Well this is what it feels like
  • 00:15:34.280 --> 00:15:37.040
  • when you're spinning,
  • 00:15:37.040 --> 00:15:38.270
  • spinning, spinning...
  • 00:15:38.270 --> 00:15:41.190
  • Lots of motion
  • 00:15:41.190 --> 00:15:43.200
  • but I keep ending up
  • 00:15:43.200 --> 00:15:44.120
  • right where I started.
  • 00:15:48.110 --> 00:15:51.110
  • I'm right back here only now
  • 00:15:51.110 --> 00:15:53.170
  • I can't see straight.
  • 00:15:54.110 --> 00:15:57.110
  • Now that's what
  • 00:15:57.110 --> 00:15:57.290
  • it's like to toss
  • 00:15:57.290 --> 00:15:58.190
  • and turn over stuff
  • 00:15:58.190 --> 00:15:59.170
  • you can't control.
  • 00:15:59.170 --> 00:16:00.170
  • Cause after you've spent
  • 00:16:04.060 --> 00:16:04.270
  • all night spinning,
  • 00:16:05.010 --> 00:16:08.010
  • all day spinning
  • 00:16:08.010 --> 00:16:09.220
  • in your head and what if they --
  • 00:16:09.220 --> 00:16:12.050
  • And you know it starts
  • 00:16:12.050 --> 00:16:12.240
  • with the most innocent thought,
  • 00:16:12.240 --> 00:16:14.040
  • it's not, the devil's
  • 00:16:14.040 --> 00:16:16.230
  • been at this
  • 00:16:16.230 --> 00:16:17.110
  • a long time sweetie,
  • 00:16:17.110 --> 00:16:18.200
  • he's not gonna give you
  • 00:16:18.200 --> 00:16:19.240
  • a bad thought,
  • 00:16:19.240 --> 00:16:21.010
  • he's gonna try
  • 00:16:21.010 --> 00:16:21.200
  • to give you an innocent thought
  • 00:16:21.200 --> 00:16:23.190
  • and get you to take it
  • 00:16:23.190 --> 00:16:24.140
  • in the wrong direction.
  • 00:16:24.140 --> 00:16:27.040
  • A scenario that on the surface
  • 00:16:27.040 --> 00:16:29.000
  • doesn't seem that bad,
  • 00:16:29.000 --> 00:16:30.260
  • but it's the way you spin it.
  • 00:16:30.260 --> 00:16:33.160
  • It's like, you know,
  • 00:16:33.160 --> 00:16:34.280
  • Fox News and CNN,
  • 00:16:34.280 --> 00:16:36.240
  • it's just one story
  • 00:16:36.240 --> 00:16:39.020
  • they're telling
  • 00:16:39.020 --> 00:16:39.150
  • but it's spinning
  • 00:16:39.150 --> 00:16:40.220
  • different ways.
  • 00:16:40.220 --> 00:16:42.050
  • And it's how you spin it
  • 00:16:42.050 --> 00:16:42.290
  • that determines
  • 00:16:42.290 --> 00:16:43.170
  • how you see it.
  • 00:16:43.170 --> 00:16:44.170
  • I am preaching Matthew 6
  • 00:16:45.020 --> 00:16:48.020
  • like it's my last time today.
  • 00:16:48.170 --> 00:16:51.170
  • Because when you get
  • 00:16:51.170 --> 00:16:52.140
  • in that spin cycle
  • 00:16:52.140 --> 00:16:53.110
  • it's just around and around
  • 00:16:53.110 --> 00:16:55.230
  • and around and it doesn't
  • 00:16:55.230 --> 00:16:57.180
  • make any difference,
  • 00:16:57.180 --> 00:16:59.020
  • I'm not getting anywhere,
  • 00:16:59.020 --> 00:17:00.160
  • I'm not working on it,
  • 00:17:00.160 --> 00:17:02.080
  • I'm not making
  • 00:17:02.080 --> 00:17:02.250
  • progress anywhere.
  • 00:17:02.250 --> 00:17:04.100
  • And the devil gets me so dizzy
  • 00:17:04.100 --> 00:17:06.170
  • that now by the time
  • 00:17:06.170 --> 00:17:07.280
  • that I'm facing
  • 00:17:07.280 --> 00:17:08.290
  • my real life challenges,
  • 00:17:08.290 --> 00:17:10.240
  • I don't have the equilibrium
  • 00:17:10.240 --> 00:17:12.150
  • to apply the effort
  • 00:17:12.150 --> 00:17:14.000
  • in the direction
  • 00:17:14.000 --> 00:17:15.140
  • that would create a result
  • 00:17:15.140 --> 00:17:17.000
  • because I'm so dizzy
  • 00:17:17.000 --> 00:17:18.140
  • I can't find my balance
  • 00:17:18.140 --> 00:17:20.020
  • and now I don't know
  • 00:17:20.020 --> 00:17:20.220
  • who to trust,
  • 00:17:20.220 --> 00:17:21.200
  • I don't know what to do.
  • 00:17:21.200 --> 00:17:23.250
  • [applause]
  • 00:17:23.250 --> 00:17:25.270
  • Woah, hang on,
  • 00:17:25.270 --> 00:17:26.180
  • I need a minute,
  • 00:17:26.180 --> 00:17:29.180
  • I've been spinning.
  • 00:17:29.180 --> 00:17:30.220
  • By the way, that's why
  • 00:17:30.220 --> 00:17:31.100
  • it takes you a few minutes
  • 00:17:31.100 --> 00:17:32.060
  • when you get to church,
  • 00:17:33.060 --> 00:17:36.060
  • to get your heart
  • 00:17:36.060 --> 00:17:36.250
  • in the right place,
  • 00:17:36.250 --> 00:17:39.030
  • for the caffeine to kick in
  • 00:17:39.030 --> 00:17:41.120
  • and for you to stop spinning.
  • 00:17:41.120 --> 00:17:43.280
  • Jesus said, Look up
  • 00:17:43.280 --> 00:17:45.060
  • at the birds and then look
  • 00:17:45.210 --> 00:17:48.210
  • at the flowers.
  • 00:17:48.210 --> 00:17:51.020
  • The flowers?
  • 00:17:51.020 --> 00:17:53.150
  • So you want me to look up,
  • 00:17:53.150 --> 00:17:54.120
  • you want to look down?
  • 00:17:54.120 --> 00:17:55.010
  • I want you to look at both.
  • 00:17:55.010 --> 00:17:56.220
  • And notice something
  • 00:17:56.220 --> 00:17:57.140
  • that the flowers don't do,
  • 00:17:57.140 --> 00:17:58.260
  • that your mind
  • 00:17:58.260 --> 00:17:59.100
  • has been doing lately,
  • 00:17:59.100 --> 00:18:01.150
  • He says, When you look
  • 00:18:01.150 --> 00:18:02.210
  • at the flowers notice
  • 00:18:02.210 --> 00:18:04.240
  • how they do not labor or -
  • 00:18:04.240 --> 00:18:07.240
  • gimme the verse please,
  • 00:18:12.160 --> 00:18:15.160
  • 28: "They do not labor or..."
  • 00:18:15.160 --> 00:18:18.010
  • - CONGREGATION: Spin.
  • 00:18:18.010 --> 00:18:20.140
  • - "and yet, your father...
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:25.200
  • They don't spin,
  • 00:18:26.020 --> 00:18:29.020
  • they don't sow,
  • 00:18:29.020 --> 00:18:30.220
  • the birds don't store away,
  • 00:18:30.220 --> 00:18:33.030
  • the flowers don't spin,
  • 00:18:33.030 --> 00:18:34.080
  • yet look at how God does that
  • 00:18:35.220 --> 00:18:38.220
  • on that level.
  • 00:18:38.220 --> 00:18:40.170
  • And He made you in His image,
  • 00:18:42.000 --> 00:18:45.000
  • what makes you think
  • 00:18:45.000 --> 00:18:47.010
  • that you have to spin out
  • 00:18:47.010 --> 00:18:49.180
  • in these cycles,
  • 00:18:49.180 --> 00:18:51.140
  • you know,
  • 00:18:51.140 --> 00:18:52.000
  • these tormenting cycles,
  • 00:18:52.000 --> 00:18:53.270
  • these confusing cycles,
  • 00:18:53.270 --> 00:18:56.030
  • where you start
  • 00:18:56.030 --> 00:18:57.090
  • thinking, you know,
  • 00:18:57.090 --> 00:18:57.250
  • God, my kid needs braces
  • 00:18:57.250 --> 00:18:59.140
  • and you know...
  • 00:18:59.140 --> 00:19:00.140
  • It's the littlest things
  • 00:19:00.140 --> 00:19:01.220
  • isn't it?
  • 00:19:01.220 --> 00:19:02.100
  • It's the littlest things
  • 00:19:02.100 --> 00:19:03.130
  • that get you spinning.
  • 00:19:03.130 --> 00:19:04.140
  • My kids only two years old,
  • 00:19:04.140 --> 00:19:06.100
  • but my kids gonna need braces,
  • 00:19:06.100 --> 00:19:08.010
  • cause the first tooth
  • 00:19:08.010 --> 00:19:09.010
  • grew in kinda crooked.
  • 00:19:09.010 --> 00:19:10.010
  • And now you're looking
  • 00:19:10.010 --> 00:19:10.230
  • at one crooked tooth
  • 00:19:10.230 --> 00:19:12.000
  • and your two year old
  • 00:19:12.000 --> 00:19:12.240
  • got's one little crooked
  • 00:19:12.240 --> 00:19:14.070
  • tooth growing out,
  • 00:19:14.070 --> 00:19:15.150
  • Oh God, they're gonna need
  • 00:19:15.150 --> 00:19:16.050
  • braces and braces
  • 00:19:16.050 --> 00:19:17.040
  • with inflation,
  • 00:19:17.040 --> 00:19:18.090
  • it's gonna cost 473
  • 00:19:18.090 --> 00:19:19.290
  • thousand dollars
  • 00:19:19.290 --> 00:19:21.060
  • and I won't have any money
  • 00:19:21.060 --> 00:19:22.050
  • to send him in college,
  • 00:19:22.050 --> 00:19:23.080
  • so they're only gonna
  • 00:19:23.080 --> 00:19:24.020
  • have to resort to gang violence
  • 00:19:24.020 --> 00:19:25.230
  • and then my child's gonna
  • 00:19:25.230 --> 00:19:26.240
  • wind up in prison
  • 00:19:26.240 --> 00:19:27.260
  • and I'mma visit my...
  • 00:19:27.260 --> 00:19:29.030
  • Now you're in prison,
  • 00:19:29.030 --> 00:19:30.040
  • your kid is two.
  • 00:19:30.040 --> 00:19:31.090
  • [laughter]
  • 00:19:33.200 --> 00:19:36.200
  • And your kid's still two.
  • 00:19:36.200 --> 00:19:38.250
  • And you didn't keep him
  • 00:19:38.250 --> 00:19:39.170
  • out of prison,
  • 00:19:39.170 --> 00:19:41.030
  • and they're still
  • 00:19:41.030 --> 00:19:41.240
  • gonna need braces.
  • 00:19:41.240 --> 00:19:44.120
  • So you've been going around
  • 00:19:44.120 --> 00:19:45.190
  • and around and around
  • 00:19:45.190 --> 00:19:46.260
  • in circles,
  • 00:19:46.260 --> 00:19:48.080
  • but God said today
  • 00:19:48.080 --> 00:19:50.150
  • is your day to stop spinning,
  • 00:19:50.230 --> 00:19:53.230
  • if your mind
  • 00:19:53.230 --> 00:19:55.230
  • has been doing this,
  • 00:19:55.230 --> 00:19:57.220
  • I came to preach to you
  • 00:19:57.220 --> 00:20:00.100
  • and the presence of the Lord
  • 00:20:00.100 --> 00:20:01.140
  • is in this place,
  • 00:20:01.140 --> 00:20:03.050
  • and your father
  • 00:20:03.050 --> 00:20:04.040
  • knows what you need,
  • 00:20:04.040 --> 00:20:05.270
  • so stop spinning.
  • 00:20:05.270 --> 00:20:08.010
  • Stop worrying about what God
  • 00:20:08.010 --> 00:20:10.060
  • is already working on
  • 00:20:10.060 --> 00:20:12.060
  • and just worship Him.
  • 00:20:12.060 --> 00:20:13.260
  • Come on, take 15 seconds
  • 00:20:13.260 --> 00:20:15.250
  • I know you can't do it
  • 00:20:15.250 --> 00:20:17.000
  • all the time
  • 00:20:17.000 --> 00:20:17.240
  • but you're in
  • 00:20:17.240 --> 00:20:18.100
  • the right place today,
  • 00:20:18.100 --> 00:20:20.090
  • let's give Him praise
  • 00:20:20.090 --> 00:20:21.250
  • and honor and glory
  • 00:20:21.250 --> 00:20:23.280
  • that our needs are met
  • 00:20:23.280 --> 00:20:25.280
  • for His name is great!
  • 00:20:27.110 --> 00:20:30.110
  • That's all worship is,
  • 00:20:38.020 --> 00:20:38.250
  • you know?
  • 00:20:38.270 --> 00:20:41.270
  • Worship is worry in reverse.
  • 00:20:44.120 --> 00:20:47.120
  • See worry is when I start
  • 00:20:47.120 --> 00:20:48.270
  • with my situation
  • 00:20:48.270 --> 00:20:50.250
  • and then I spend round
  • 00:20:50.250 --> 00:20:51.250
  • and round and round
  • 00:20:51.250 --> 00:20:52.200
  • and round and round,
  • 00:20:52.200 --> 00:20:55.190
  • but God said, Stop spinning.
  • 00:20:55.190 --> 00:20:57.200
  • And instead of starting
  • 00:20:57.200 --> 00:20:58.270
  • your mediation
  • 00:20:58.270 --> 00:20:59.230
  • with your situation,
  • 00:20:59.230 --> 00:21:01.270
  • start with your source.
  • 00:21:01.270 --> 00:21:04.080
  • When you know
  • 00:21:04.080 --> 00:21:05.030
  • who your father is,
  • 00:21:05.030 --> 00:21:06.250
  • it sends you spinning
  • 00:21:06.250 --> 00:21:07.280
  • in a different direction.
  • 00:21:07.280 --> 00:21:10.030
  • Come on, I know who He is,
  • 00:21:10.030 --> 00:21:12.080
  • I know what He's done
  • 00:21:12.080 --> 00:21:14.210
  • Stop spinning.
  • 00:21:25.050 --> 00:21:26.270
  • Find seven people tell em,
  • 00:21:26.270 --> 00:21:28.050
  • It's not working.
  • 00:21:30.280 --> 00:21:33.280
  • Round and round in circles
  • 00:21:33.280 --> 00:21:34.180
  • like the Israelites
  • 00:21:34.180 --> 00:21:35.170
  • for 43 years.
  • 00:21:37.090 --> 00:21:40.090
  • Why you worry?
  • 00:21:40.090 --> 00:21:42.090
  • I would understand it
  • 00:21:42.090 --> 00:21:42.260
  • if it was working.
  • 00:21:44.050 --> 00:21:47.050
  • I wrote a country song
  • 00:21:47.050 --> 00:21:47.240
  • one time, not a whole song,
  • 00:21:47.240 --> 00:21:50.200
  • just a chorus...
  • 00:21:50.200 --> 00:21:53.000
  • Okay.
  • 00:21:53.000 --> 00:21:54.160
  • [laughter]
  • 00:21:54.160 --> 00:21:55.160
  • Well that's never
  • 00:21:55.160 --> 00:21:57.070
  • happened before.
  • 00:21:57.070 --> 00:21:58.030
  • [laughter]
  • 00:21:58.030 --> 00:22:01.010
  • I know, it's an amber alert,
  • 00:22:01.010 --> 00:22:03.120
  • Father bless him
  • 00:22:03.120 --> 00:22:04.010
  • in the name of Jesus.
  • 00:22:04.290 --> 00:22:07.290
  • [applause]
  • 00:22:08.010 --> 00:22:11.010
  • Well, it's like that,
  • 00:22:11.170 --> 00:22:14.170
  • you know like,
  • 00:22:14.170 --> 00:22:16.260
  • worries like that,
  • 00:22:16.260 --> 00:22:18.100
  • it's like, and sometimes
  • 00:22:19.140 --> 00:22:22.140
  • it's going off
  • 00:22:22.140 --> 00:22:23.120
  • but you can't do anything
  • 00:22:23.120 --> 00:22:25.260
  • about it.
  • 00:22:25.260 --> 00:22:28.020
  • Sometimes it's like that,
  • 00:22:28.020 --> 00:22:28.290
  • it's like think about the day
  • 00:22:28.290 --> 00:22:31.220
  • we live in
  • 00:22:31.220 --> 00:22:33.200
  • where we're constantly
  • 00:22:33.200 --> 00:22:34.180
  • being hit with breaking news.
  • 00:22:34.240 --> 00:22:37.240
  • Breaking news,
  • 00:22:37.240 --> 00:22:39.200
  • Trump had lunch, breaking news.
  • 00:22:40.270 --> 00:22:43.270
  • [laughter]
  • 00:22:43.270 --> 00:22:46.230
  • And so it's almost impossible
  • 00:22:46.230 --> 00:22:48.060
  • for us to have priorities
  • 00:22:48.060 --> 00:22:49.130
  • because we're being fed
  • 00:22:49.130 --> 00:22:52.010
  • so much fear.
  • 00:22:52.150 --> 00:22:55.150
  • When your Father feeds you,
  • 00:22:55.150 --> 00:22:58.040
  • it builds your faith.
  • 00:22:58.040 --> 00:22:59.110
  • When you start with who God is,
  • 00:22:59.110 --> 00:23:00.280
  • when you start with that,
  • 00:23:00.280 --> 00:23:02.060
  • when you start
  • 00:23:02.060 --> 00:23:02.210
  • with your source,
  • 00:23:03.020 --> 00:23:06.020
  • you end up where you started.
  • 00:23:06.130 --> 00:23:09.130
  • And if you start with God,
  • 00:23:09.280 --> 00:23:12.280
  • you end with God.
  • 00:23:12.280 --> 00:23:14.100
  • - It's our game
  • 00:23:17.260 --> 00:23:18.150
  • changer offering.
  • 00:23:18.150 --> 00:23:19.180
  • This offering goes toward
  • 00:23:19.180 --> 00:23:20.130
  • expansion and outreach
  • 00:23:20.130 --> 00:23:21.170
  • and ministries just like this
  • 00:23:21.170 --> 00:23:23.160
  • and we're calling on our E-fam,
  • 00:23:23.160 --> 00:23:24.250
  • that's what we call
  • 00:23:24.250 --> 00:23:25.150
  • our extended family
  • 00:23:25.150 --> 00:23:26.110
  • all around the world.
  • 00:23:26.110 --> 00:23:27.050
  • - I know, I love it.
  • 00:23:27.050 --> 00:23:28.030
  • It's so exciting that people
  • 00:23:28.030 --> 00:23:28.280
  • join us every single weekend
  • 00:23:28.280 --> 00:23:30.100
  • not just here
  • 00:23:30.100 --> 00:23:31.280
  • but all over the world.
  • 00:23:31.280 --> 00:23:32.290
  • - Yeah and we don't want
  • 00:23:32.290 --> 00:23:33.230
  • you to just consume the content,
  • 00:23:33.230 --> 00:23:35.060
  • we want you to contribute.
  • 00:23:35.060 --> 00:23:36.000
  • We want you to be a part
  • 00:23:36.000 --> 00:23:36.280
  • of this move of God, so,
  • 00:23:36.280 --> 00:23:38.140
  • if you've been blessed
  • 00:23:38.140 --> 00:23:39.070
  • by this ministry,
  • 00:23:39.070 --> 00:23:40.120
  • this is your opportunity,
  • 00:23:40.120 --> 00:23:41.080
  • make a sacrificial gift,
  • 00:23:41.080 --> 00:23:42.280
  • maybe a systematic gift,
  • 00:23:42.280 --> 00:23:44.240
  • maybe one time,
  • 00:23:44.240 --> 00:23:45.200
  • maybe a monthly
  • 00:23:45.200 --> 00:23:46.200
  • recurring gift,
  • 00:23:46.200 --> 00:23:47.100
  • but we're calling
  • 00:23:47.100 --> 00:23:47.250
  • on all of you
  • 00:23:47.250 --> 00:23:48.280
  • who consider this your E-fam,
  • 00:23:48.280 --> 00:23:50.130
  • your extended family,
  • 00:23:50.130 --> 00:23:51.170
  • your church family to make
  • 00:23:51.170 --> 00:23:53.030
  • - ANNOUNCER: Every decision
  • 00:23:54.150 --> 00:23:55.030
  • you make has a bigger impact
  • 00:23:55.030 --> 00:23:56.100
  • than you realize.
  • 00:23:56.100 --> 00:23:57.230
  • Your decision to invest
  • 00:23:57.230 --> 00:23:59.020
  • in this ministry
  • 00:23:59.020 --> 00:24:00.040
  • has changed the game
  • 00:24:00.040 --> 00:24:01.070
  • - I was in desperation for God
  • 00:24:03.020 --> 00:24:04.100
  • to flood my life and take over.
  • 00:24:04.100 --> 00:24:06.070
  • I came across a message
  • 00:24:06.070 --> 00:24:07.020
  • by Pastor Steven on YouTube
  • 00:24:07.020 --> 00:24:08.200
  • and it immediately spoke to me
  • 00:24:08.200 --> 00:24:10.070
  • and began changing
  • 00:24:10.070 --> 00:24:10.220
  • my way of thinking.
  • 00:24:10.220 --> 00:24:12.000
  • I became more connected
  • 00:24:12.000 --> 00:24:12.250
  • with Elevation,
  • 00:24:12.250 --> 00:24:13.200
  • and became connected
  • 00:24:13.200 --> 00:24:14.100
  • to an incredible community
  • 00:24:14.100 --> 00:24:15.150
  • of people, like Nubuke.
  • 00:24:15.150 --> 00:24:17.200
  • - The end of my senior year
  • 00:24:17.200 --> 00:24:18.160
  • in high school
  • 00:24:18.160 --> 00:24:19.030
  • was a very confusing
  • 00:24:19.030 --> 00:24:19.190
  • time for me.
  • 00:24:19.190 --> 00:24:20.140
  • One day, a friend
  • 00:24:20.140 --> 00:24:21.070
  • sent me a link to a sermon,
  • 00:24:21.070 --> 00:24:23.050
  • and hearing that message
  • 00:24:23.050 --> 00:24:23.270
  • set my faith
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  • on a new trajectory.
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  • I joined online group,
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  • my group leader, Patrick,
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  • not only cares for our group
  • 00:24:28.080 --> 00:24:29.060
  • when we meet,
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  • but he's also a mentor
  • 00:24:30.080 --> 00:24:31.070
  • - God radically changed my life
  • 00:24:32.240 --> 00:24:34.040
  • just over four years ago.
  • 00:24:34.040 --> 00:24:35.200
  • Elevation was introduced to me
  • 00:24:35.200 --> 00:24:36.200
  • at a time in my life
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  • when I felt disconnected.
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  • I started an online group
  • 00:24:38.280 --> 00:24:39.290
  • and since then,
  • 00:24:39.290 --> 00:24:40.260
  • I've had an opportunity
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  • to meet people from
  • 00:24:41.250 --> 00:24:42.130
  • all different walks of life,
  • 00:24:42.130 --> 00:24:44.070
  • - As a kid, I didn't have
  • 00:24:45.080 --> 00:24:46.040
  • much interest in the church,
  • 00:24:46.040 --> 00:24:47.060
  • but my mom refused
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  • to give up on me
  • 00:24:48.070 --> 00:24:49.100
  • and would send me
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  • sermons to watch.
  • 00:24:49.280 --> 00:24:50.270
  • So I eventually gave in,
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  • and watched one of
  • 00:24:52.020 --> 00:24:52.180
  • Pastor Steven's messages
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  • on YouTube.
  • 00:24:53.250 --> 00:24:54.220
  • It changed my perspective
  • 00:24:54.220 --> 00:24:55.180
  • and outlook
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  • on what a relationship with God
  • 00:24:56.080 --> 00:24:57.150
  • could actually look like.
  • 00:24:57.150 --> 00:24:58.230
  • I became an online youth leader
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  • that I wish I would have had
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  • in my youth.
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  • So this summer at Youth X,
  • 00:25:02.100 --> 00:25:04.000
  • two of the girls in my group
  • 00:25:04.000 --> 00:25:05.170
  • rededicated their lives
  • 00:25:05.170 --> 00:25:06.190
  • - This story starts with you,
  • 00:25:09.180 --> 00:25:11.090
  • but it doesn't end with you.
  • 00:25:11.090 --> 00:25:12.260
  • What if one decision you make
  • 00:25:12.260 --> 00:25:14.160
  • could impact the world?
  • 00:25:14.160 --> 00:25:16.040
  • To donate,
  • 00:25:16.040 --> 00:25:16.220
  • call or visit us online.
  • 00:25:16.220 --> 00:25:18.110
  • Partner with us,
  • 00:25:18.110 --> 00:25:19.110
  • - E-fam is our online family
  • 00:25:25.280 --> 00:25:27.080
  • of Elevation Church.
  • 00:25:27.080 --> 00:25:28.130
  • It doesn't matter
  • 00:25:28.130 --> 00:25:29.140
  • where you call home,
  • 00:25:29.140 --> 00:25:30.130
  • becoming part of our E-fam
  • 00:25:30.130 --> 00:25:31.150
  • is as simple as joining
  • 00:25:31.150 --> 00:25:32.200
  • us online each week.
  • 00:25:32.200 --> 00:25:35.050
  • Each weekend we broadcast
  • 00:25:35.050 --> 00:25:36.210
  • our worship experiences
  • 00:25:36.210 --> 00:25:37.270
  • to thousands of people
  • 00:25:37.270 --> 00:25:38.200
  • around the world.
  • 00:25:38.200 --> 00:25:40.280
  • It's so simple for you
  • 00:25:40.280 --> 00:25:41.260
  • to join the huge move of God
  • 00:25:41.260 --> 00:25:43.010
  • that's happening
  • 00:25:43.010 --> 00:25:43.200
  • through our E-fam,
  • 00:25:43.200 --> 00:25:44.250
  • by tuning into experiences
  • 00:25:44.250 --> 00:25:45.150
  • on the weekend or on demand,
  • 00:25:45.150 --> 00:25:47.170
  • when it's convenient for you.
  • 00:25:47.200 --> 00:25:50.200
  • When you participate,
  • 00:25:50.200 --> 00:25:51.100
  • you'll experience
  • 00:25:51.100 --> 00:25:52.030
  • awesome worship music,
  • 00:25:52.030 --> 00:25:53.120
  • preaching, and community
  • 00:25:53.120 --> 00:25:54.290
  • with people tuning in,
  • 00:25:54.290 --> 00:25:55.240
  • just like yourself.
  • 00:25:55.240 --> 00:25:58.120
  • You can have a deeper connection
  • 00:25:58.120 --> 00:25:59.220
  • by joining an E-Group
  • 00:25:59.220 --> 00:26:00.210
  • and an E-Team,
  • 00:26:00.210 --> 00:26:01.210
  • giving online and connecting
  • 00:26:01.210 --> 00:26:03.060
  • with other E-fam near you
  • 00:26:03.060 --> 00:26:04.210
  • though watch parties.
  • 00:26:04.210 --> 00:26:06.240
  • Wherever you find
  • 00:26:06.240 --> 00:26:07.140
  • yourself in life,
  • 00:26:07.140 --> 00:26:07.290
  • we wanna be a place
  • 00:26:07.290 --> 00:26:09.010
  • you can depend on
  • 00:26:09.010 --> 00:26:09.200
  • for receiving inspiration
  • 00:26:09.200 --> 00:26:11.100
  • and encouragement and support.
  • 00:26:11.100 --> 00:26:13.230
  • Grow your faith,
  • 00:26:13.230 --> 00:26:14.170
  • - So let all that I am
  • 00:26:23.010 --> 00:26:26.010
  • Be consumed
  • 00:26:26.010 --> 00:26:28.010
  • With who You are
  • 00:26:28.130 --> 00:26:31.130
  • Oh the glory
  • 00:26:31.130 --> 00:26:33.110
  • Of Your presence
  • 00:26:34.030 --> 00:26:37.030
  • What more could I ask for
  • 00:26:39.010 --> 00:26:42.010
  • So let all that I am
  • 00:26:44.180 --> 00:26:47.180
  • Be consumed
  • 00:26:47.180 --> 00:26:49.040
  • With who You are
  • 00:26:49.200 --> 00:26:52.200
  • Oh the glory
  • 00:26:52.200 --> 00:26:54.290
  • Of Your presence
  • 00:26:55.180 --> 00:26:58.180
  • What more could I ask for
  • 00:27:00.120 --> 00:27:03.120
  • So let all that I am
  • 00:27:05.220 --> 00:27:08.220
  • Be consumed
  • 00:27:08.220 --> 00:27:10.140
  • With who You are
  • 00:27:11.000 --> 00:27:14.000
  • Oh the glory
  • 00:27:14.000 --> 00:27:16.160
  • Of Your presence
  • 00:27:16.220 --> 00:27:19.220