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Citizens Of Heaven

Watch Citizens Of Heaven
January 23, 2021
27:29

Pastor Paul Daugherty and his wife Ashley lead a new generation with a practical, life-transforming message; a message of love, hope, healing and forgiveness.

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  • - At the end of ourlives, we do not answer
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  • to the Republican Party,the Democratic Party
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  • the Libertarian Partyto a politician,
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  • to a person who's pressuring us
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  • to have the sameopinion as them.
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  • We answered a Jesus Christ.
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  • He is the, He is theultimate judge of our life.
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  • At the end of my life
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  • I will not answer to thepeople who are offended by me.
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  • I will answer to Jesus.
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  • I'm Paul,you're here on purpose.
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  • God's not finished with you yet.
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  • Your best days areright in front of you.
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  • And you havevictory in your life
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  • because Jesus lives in you.
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  • (applause)
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  • - If you got a Bible go toPhilippians, chapter three
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  • you can make somenoise this morning.
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  • (congregation cheeringand applauding)
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  • Paul gives us thisterm citizens of heaven
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  • because he's talkingto a group of people
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  • who are Roman citizens.
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  • And they take pride inbeing Roman citizens.
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  • They love being partof the Roman Empire
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  • and being part of theRoman Empire makes them.
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  • You know, it'skind of a big deal.
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  • The area in Philippi,
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  • these people they feel likethey've got all these rights
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  • and they put their hope
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  • and even theirtrust and security.
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  • In who's in officein the Roman empire
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  • and what laws are beingpassed what's going on.
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  • We need to remind ourselves
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  • before we are citizensof any other country.
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  • If you're a believer, Paul saysyou're a citizen of heaven.
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  • In Philippians 3:20.
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  • He says, "We arecitizens of heaven."
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  • Why was he saying this?
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  • He was saying church atPhilippi, don't get it mixed up,
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  • remember where yourallegiance lies.
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  • I know you're getting workedup and maybe even confused
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  • and getting into debates withfamily members and friends
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  • about all the political issues,
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  • but you are citizens of heaven
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  • where the LordJesus Christ lives.
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  • And we are eagerly awaiting forhim to return as our savior.
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  • He was trying to remind themCaesar is not your savior,
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  • your president isnot your savior,
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  • your congressmenis not your savior,
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  • your Senator is not your savior.
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  • Hey, American church in 2020
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  • Jesus Christ isstill your savior.
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  • Don't get it mixedup, His agenda,
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  • His platform is unshakable,
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  • no matter what'sgoing on in America.
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  • I think the question Iwanna preach at today is
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  • how do I live as afollower of Christ
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  • during the crazy timesright now in America.
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  • And I know we have people
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  • watching fromall over the world.
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  • And by the way, toevery nation out there,
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  • you are valuable, you are loved
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  • and America needs your prayers.
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  • Paul says, in verse 21,
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  • "He will take our, ourweak mortal bodies.
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  • "And he will change them intoglorious bodies like His own
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  • "using the same power withwhich he brings everything
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  • "under His control."
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  • Everybody say, we are.
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  • - [Congregation] We are.
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  • - Citizens of heaven.
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  • - [Congregation]Citizens of heaven.
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  • - What does that mean?
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  • Jesus is, you know whenHe shows up in his time
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  • He is so radical thatthe conservatives
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  • don't know whatbox to put Him in
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  • the liberals don't knowwhat box to put Him in.
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  • He's radical to everybody.
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  • He's calling people toa peaceful way of life
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  • but He's also calling peopleto a radical way of life.
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  • He's saying when someone slapsyou turn the other cheek.
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  • When someone takes yourcoat, give them more.
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  • If someone asksyou to walk a mile,
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  • walk a second mile with them,
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  • love people, forgive people.
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  • When people dothings mean to you,
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  • treat them with kindness.
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  • Jesus was preachingthis radical message
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  • and then his followerswere expecting Him
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  • to overthrow the Roman empireto stir up a violent revolt.
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  • And He didn't do it.
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  • Instead he lays His lifedown, dies on a cross.
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  • And then He leaves afterhe raises from the dead.
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  • And He calls his disciplesto go and preach this gospel
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  • in Jerusalem, Samaria,to the ends of the earth.
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  • And that's the kingdom thatGod's called us to be a part of
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  • a kingdom, citizens of heaven.
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  • When Jesus first metwith his followers
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  • he said in Luke 9:23,"Follow after me.
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  • "And anyone who wantsto come after me
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  • "must deny himself,must deny herself
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  • "and take up their cross daily."
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  • Everybody say daily.
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  • - [Congregation] Daily.
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  • - Following Jesus isgonna cost you something.
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  • Salvation is free, you cancall in the name of the Lord
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  • and get saved like that.
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  • But following Jesuscost us something.
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  • Does the Jesus that you'refollowing right now,
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  • American churchcost you anything?
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  • There was a group of peoplewho wanted to be vegetarians
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  • but they didn't wanna be allin on the vegetarian thing.
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  • So they calledthemselves flexitarians.
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • And what they said,no true story.
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  • What they said is,
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  • "We are vegetarians exceptfor sometimes we eat meat."
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  • Not all the time,just occasionally.
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  • And when like meats being served
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  • we're not gonna rejectit, we will receive it.
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  • We will eat it
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  • but other than that,we are vegetarian.
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  • So we're gonna callourselves flexitarians.
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  • In other words we'lldo it when it is easy,
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  • we'll do it whenit's comfortable,
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  • we'll do it, we'll eatvegetables when it's okay,
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  • when it fits with our agenda.
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  • There's people who livewith that same mindset
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  • with Christianity.
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  • They live with apicking and choosing
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  • of what they'regoing to believe.
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  • I'll take a hamburger withno tomatoes, no lettuce.
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  • I'll take Christianitywithout the commitment.
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  • I'll take Christianitywithout the morals
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  • and the values about marriage.
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  • I'll say Christianity without.
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  • You know I'm gonnapick and choose
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  • because you know, Paul,like I'm political
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  • I've got a politicalparty I'm connected to,
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  • before I start divinginto everything.
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  • How far are you gonna followJesus American church?
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  • How much are wecommitted to this?
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  • Well, I want all the blessings.
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  • I want the blessings and thebenefits without the sacrifice
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  • I'll give as long asthe economy's good,
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  • I'll be happy as long asmy president gets elected,
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  • but if he doesn't,I'm out in the streets
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  • and I'm screaming andcrying and moving away
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  • and I'm angry at everybody.
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  • Is Jesus, your savior, or asthe president your savior?
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  • I came to offend everybodywith the cross today.
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  • (congregation applaudingand cheering)
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  • And if you get offended,
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  • send an email to the Bible
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  • because that'swhat I'm preaching.
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  • (congregation applaudingand cheering)
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  • John chapter 6:60 Jesussaid something very strong
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  • something similarto what I just said.
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  • And he said, "In this moment,
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  • "people were angry and offended.
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  • "Disciples, peoplewho had been with Him
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  • "they were with him aslong as he was feeding them
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  • "the bread and the fish."
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  • But now once he startspreaching a message
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  • that offends them, itsays, "They were angry."
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  • And in verse 66, "At thismany of his disciples
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  • "deserted Him and left Him.
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  • "And Jesus turnedto Peter and John
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  • "and a couple of the close ones.
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  • "And he said, 'Do youwant to leave too?'"
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  • And I love how Peter responsessays, "Where would I go?
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  • "You are life for me."
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  • Is Jesus life for you?
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  • Is this all like areyou all in with Jesus?
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  • Peter said, "I don'tcare what I lose.
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  • "I don't care whothinks I'm popular?
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  • "I don't care how manyInstagram followers
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  • "stop following me.
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  • "I don't care whodoesn't like my posts.
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  • "I don't care if I lose my job,
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  • "or if I lose my reputation,you are life to me.
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  • "You are everything,I wanna go all in.
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  • "I'm a citizen ofheaven, Jesus."
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  • That's what he wascalling his disciples to
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  • radical devotion.
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  • Like if I truly say that prayer,"You are Lord of my life."
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  • If He's not Lord of all,He's not Lord at all.
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  • If I'm not givingHim my emotions
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  • my mindset, my beliefs,
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  • if I'm not surrenderingto His word,
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  • then what am I doing?
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  • Am I just wasting my time?
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  • Am I just playing games.
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  • Right now there's2 billion people
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  • who claim to befollowers of Christ.
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  • But I wonder how much our lives
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  • would line up with our prayers.
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  • I wonder how much our lifewould line up with the words
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  • that we say.
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  • Jesus wanted peopleto count the cost.
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  • In Matthew seven, he tells alarge crowd on judgment day.
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  • Anytime Jesus had a large crowd
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  • he always like startedsubtracting the crowd.
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  • I think his followers were like,
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  • "Hey, can you calm it down?
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  • "Just preach like,feel good messages.
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  • "'cause we all came forthe feel good message."
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  • But Jesus didn't care aboutthe crowd, He wanted followers.
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  • He wasn't interestedin building a fan base,
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  • He wanted followers,
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  • He wanted truly devoted,
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  • committed followers after him.
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  • He said, "On judgmentday, there will be people
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  • "who come to me and say,I preached in your name.
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  • "I casted out demons Iwent on mission trips.
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  • "I came to church."
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  • And he said I will say to them,
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  • "Depart from me,I never knew you."
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  • Why would Jesus say that?
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  • He was saying these people
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  • have exchanged intimacyfor information.
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  • They know a whole lot aboutme they don't know me.
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  • They know my stories, theyknow Daniel and the lion's den.
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  • They know David and Goliath.
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  • They know their parentsencounters with Christ
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  • but they don't havea personal revelation
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  • and a personal intimaterelationship with me.
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  • See, Jesus doesn't wantthe American church
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  • living a relationship withGod through their pastor.
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  • He wants the Americanchurch, the Romanian church
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  • the Russian church, the Canadianchurch, the African church
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  • the Chinese church, whatevercountry you're from.
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  • He wants the churchcapital C Church
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  • to have personalrelationships with Him.
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  • Jesus came to do awaywith the whole idea
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  • of the priest is whotalks to God for me,
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  • the pastor talks to God for me.
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  • No, God wants to talk to you,
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  • God wants you to know Him.
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  • God wants you to have arevelation of His word.
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  • And the same way you getexcited about hobbies
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  • and sports and celebritiesand politicians and elections.
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  • All these things that weget in to and news channels
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  • and Netflix and episode shows,
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  • whatever it is that you love.
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  • God says, I want youto have that same
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  • even higher love and admiration
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  • and intimaterelationship with me.
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  • In Philippians 1:9,
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  • Paul continues on thiscitizens of heaven message.
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  • And he says in verse nine,"This is my prayer church.
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  • "That your love will flourish."
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  • Notice that he says thatyour opinions will flourish.
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  • He doesn't say, that it'syour opinions will get bigger.
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  • He says, "Let yourlove get stronger
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  • "that you willnot only love much
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  • "but you will love well."
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  • Learn to love appropriately.
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  • There's an appropriateway to love.
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  • Use your head, this is a timechurch do not lose your head.
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  • Oh my goodness,don't lose your head.
  • 00:09:55.311 --> 00:09:57.813
  • Don't don't let yourfeelings run your mouth.
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  • Don't let your feelingsrun your reactions.
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  • Test your feelings sothat your love is sincere.
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  • Listen to what Paul is saying.
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  • He says, "Live a lover's life.
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  • "Circumspect, exemplary,
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  • "a life that Jesuswould be proud of."
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  • At the end of our lives
  • 00:10:13.929 --> 00:10:15.297
  • we do not answer tothe Republican party
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  • the Democratic party,the Libertarian party
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  • to a politician, to aperson who's pressuring us
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  • to have the sameopinion as them.
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  • We answered a Jesus Christ.
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  • He is the ultimatejudge of our life.
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  • At the end of my lifeI will not answer
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  • to the people whoare offended by me,
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  • I will answer to Jesus.
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  • We got to remind ourselvesChrist is a firm foundation.
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  • No one who's runningfor public office
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  • is the ultimate solutionfor what ails our nation.
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  • Only God can heal America,only God can save America.
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  • (congregation cheering)
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  • - Go on to verse 15.
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  • He says, "It's truethat there are some here
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  • "who preach Christbecause without me,
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  • "with me out of the way,
  • 00:12:01.036 --> 00:12:02.204
  • "they think they canstep into the spotlight.
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  • "They preach withthe wrong motives."
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  • But Paul says, "I justwant the name of Christ
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  • "to be lifted up."
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  • And then he goes to verse 27.
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  • Watch what he says in verse 27,
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  • he says, "Stand Unitedsingular envisioned
  • 00:12:13.082 --> 00:12:16.385
  • "contending for people'strust in the message,
  • 00:12:16.385 --> 00:12:18.854
  • "the good news notflinching or dodging
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  • "in the slightestbefore the opposition."
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  • Your courage andyour unity church
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  • will show them whatthey're up against,
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  • defeat for them victory foryou both because of God.
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  • There's far more to thislife than trusting in Christ.
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  • There's alsosuffering for Christ
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  • and the suffering is asmuch a gift as the trusting.
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  • Three Amen's on that one.
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  • - Amen.- Yay suffering (laughs).
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  • - Paul says, "This is whatcomes with the territory."
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  • You're gonna follow Jesus.
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  • You're gonna walk throughtimes where it's painful.
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  • The cross is not asymbol of, you know
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  • everything going your way, thecross is a symbol of death.
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  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote,
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  • during the time wherehe was following Jesus.
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  • When Hitler was, waskilling millions of Jews
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  • he said, "Christbids us come and die.
  • 00:13:05.868 --> 00:13:08.037
  • "Christ bids us tocome and to die,
  • 00:13:08.771 --> 00:13:11.507
  • "to die to our selfishness,
  • 00:13:11.507 --> 00:13:12.975
  • "to die, to fear,to die to worry
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  • "to die to our own agenda
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  • "and to allow His agenda,His platform to become ours."
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  • So Paul says this inchapter three verse 15
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  • "Let's keep focused."
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  • Church let's keep focused,
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  • focused on what?
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  • CNN, Fox News, MSNBC.
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  • Focused on on Vice-PresidentBiden, President Trump
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  • focused on Kamala,focused on Pence,
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  • who should we focus on?
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  • He says, "Let's keepfocused on the main goal.
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  • "Keep the main thingthe main thing."
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  • What's the main thing?
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  • Jesus, the crossstands between it all.
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  • The cross stands above it all.
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  • Those of us who wanteverything God has for us.
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  • If any of you havesomething else in mind,
  • 00:13:47.943 --> 00:13:49.979
  • something less thantotal commitment,
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  • God will clear yourblurred vision.
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  • In other words, go all in withJesus, go all in with Jesus.
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  • Let's stay on this trackcitizens of heaven.
  • 00:13:57.853 --> 00:14:01.323
  • In Matthew chapter sevenJesus tells this story,
  • 00:14:01.323 --> 00:14:04.126
  • and he says, "This wise manbuilt his house on the rock.
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  • "And he put to practiceeverything that he heard me say.
  • 00:14:08.631 --> 00:14:11.300
  • "And because he put to practice
  • 00:14:11.300 --> 00:14:12.568
  • "everything you heard me say,
  • 00:14:12.568 --> 00:14:13.969
  • "he was building hishouse on the rock.
  • 00:14:13.969 --> 00:14:15.504
  • "And then the storms came,
  • 00:14:15.738 --> 00:14:17.172
  • "the rain, the wind blewand the streams rose
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  • "and the house did not move
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  • "because it wasbuilt on the rock."
  • 00:14:22.378 --> 00:14:25.915
  • And then he says,"There was a foolish man
  • 00:14:25.915 --> 00:14:28.150
  • "who heard my words but he didnot put them into practice.
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  • "And he built hishouse on the sand.
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  • "And when the storms came,"
  • 00:14:33.522 --> 00:14:34.723
  • by the way, the storm fallson the just and the unjust,
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  • just because we're Christians
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  • doesn't mean we are exemptfrom difficult storms.
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  • Following Jesus is going to,
  • 00:14:41.397 --> 00:14:43.165
  • you're gonna walkthrough all kind.
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  • If you're experiencingattacks from every side
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  • you're following Jesus.
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  • If you're experiencingpersecution, you're following...
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  • If hate you sometimes
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  • because you believein the word of God,
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  • you're following Jesus.
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  • If everybody loves youand everything's easy,
  • 00:14:55.244 --> 00:14:57.680
  • get back in your Bible andsee if you're lining up
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  • with everything God's...
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  • What I'm trying to say is,Jesus says,
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  • there are gonnabe hard times on both
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  • but those who buildtheir house on the rock
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  • those who put thisword into practice,
  • 00:15:06.789 --> 00:15:08.624
  • they'll be able to standthose who build on the sand
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  • it's gonna fall apart.
  • 00:15:10.526 --> 00:15:11.894
  • I remember in 2004, when I wentto ORU and I was a freshmen
  • 00:15:12.494 --> 00:15:16.598
  • and I could tell peoplewere building their life
  • 00:15:17.533 --> 00:15:21.437
  • on certain things.
  • 00:15:21.437 --> 00:15:23.772
  • Everything going their way.
  • 00:15:23.772 --> 00:15:25.674
  • Is that a firmfoundation to stand on?
  • 00:15:28.277 --> 00:15:30.379
  • Everything's gonna go my way,
  • 00:15:31.413 --> 00:15:33.349
  • everything, I'm gonna getall my prayers answered
  • 00:15:33.349 --> 00:15:35.884
  • and I'll have faith in the wild
  • 00:15:35.884 --> 00:15:37.453
  • as long as everything goesmy way and then it doesn't.
  • 00:15:37.453 --> 00:15:42.558
  • And I watched evenin my own life.
  • 00:15:43.759 --> 00:15:46.729
  • Do I have faith wheneveryone gets healed
  • 00:15:46.729 --> 00:15:49.465
  • or do I have faith even whenpeople don't get healed?
  • 00:15:49.465 --> 00:15:52.201
  • Like when my father passed away
  • 00:15:52.201 --> 00:15:53.702
  • and I prayed for hishealing from cancer,
  • 00:15:53.702 --> 00:15:55.637
  • and then he went to heaven.
  • 00:15:56.071 --> 00:15:57.272
  • Or what about when America
  • 00:15:58.440 --> 00:15:59.975
  • goes through timesthat are shaky?
  • 00:15:59.975 --> 00:16:02.011
  • When the Roman Empire wasgoing through shaky times
  • 00:16:02.011 --> 00:16:04.179
  • and the Philippian church,
  • 00:16:04.179 --> 00:16:05.647
  • they were trying to figure outwhere their allegiance was at
  • 00:16:05.647 --> 00:16:07.783
  • where their security was at,
  • 00:16:07.783 --> 00:16:08.851
  • where their hope was at,
  • 00:16:08.851 --> 00:16:09.852
  • where their happiness was at.
  • 00:16:09.852 --> 00:16:11.286
  • I can trust in America Paul,America will never let me down.
  • 00:16:11.286 --> 00:16:14.623
  • I pledged allegiance to America,
  • 00:16:14.623 --> 00:16:16.025
  • I know America'sgonna be there for me.
  • 00:16:16.025 --> 00:16:18.360
  • Yeah, I'm thankful for everyonewho's fought for this nation
  • 00:16:22.331 --> 00:16:25.801
  • but I will notidolize this nation,
  • 00:16:25.801 --> 00:16:27.770
  • I will not makethis nation my God.
  • 00:16:27.770 --> 00:16:30.305
  • When I die, I don't go toAmerica I go to heaven.
  • 00:16:30.305 --> 00:16:32.641
  • (congregation applauding)
  • 00:16:32.641 --> 00:16:34.309
  • When you die, youdon't go to America.
  • 00:16:34.309 --> 00:16:38.414
  • Jesus gave us a prayerto pray and he said,
  • 00:16:41.250 --> 00:16:43.752
  • "Our father who art inheaven, hallowed be thy name.
  • 00:16:43.752 --> 00:16:45.521
  • "Thy kingdom come, thywill be done on earth
  • 00:16:45.521 --> 00:16:47.689
  • "as it is in heaven."
  • 00:16:47.689 --> 00:16:48.724
  • God has a destinationfor all believers.
  • 00:16:50.025 --> 00:16:52.961
  • Let's be careful that wedon't make America a God.
  • 00:16:52.961 --> 00:16:56.198
  • It's good to vote, it'sgood to love your country.
  • 00:16:57.066 --> 00:17:00.169
  • Whether you live in America,whether you live in Canada
  • 00:17:00.169 --> 00:17:02.671
  • or you live in Russia, oryou live in th Congo or Ghana
  • 00:17:02.671 --> 00:17:05.741
  • or Tanzania it's goodto love your country,
  • 00:17:05.741 --> 00:17:08.110
  • love your roots, but donot idolize your nation.
  • 00:17:08.177 --> 00:17:11.246
  • 'Cause it will disappointyou at some point.
  • 00:17:12.714 --> 00:17:15.617
  • I wanted to make this one
  • 00:17:17.052 --> 00:17:18.187
  • 'cause I think someof us, we like this.
  • 00:17:18.187 --> 00:17:20.489
  • My pastor preaching sermonsthat make me feel good.
  • 00:17:21.723 --> 00:17:25.627
  • (congregation laughing)
  • 00:17:25.627 --> 00:17:27.062
  • Let me tell youwhat happened today.
  • 00:17:27.062 --> 00:17:29.198
  • (congregation laughing)
  • 00:17:29.198 --> 00:17:34.169
  • That's not gonna workout long in this church.
  • 00:17:34.169 --> 00:17:36.939
  • You better find adifferent church
  • 00:17:36.939 --> 00:17:38.073
  • if you want everysermon to be feel good.
  • 00:17:38.073 --> 00:17:39.641
  • And listen God has notcalled us to a feel good
  • 00:17:39.641 --> 00:17:43.412
  • always get thingsour type of way.
  • 00:17:43.412 --> 00:17:45.347
  • God has not calledus to stake our life.
  • 00:17:45.347 --> 00:17:47.549
  • Well Paul, I can counton my family and friend,
  • 00:17:47.549 --> 00:17:49.585
  • life comes down tofamily, family, family.
  • 00:17:49.585 --> 00:17:51.920
  • I could count on my wife,I can count on my husband.
  • 00:17:51.920 --> 00:17:53.755
  • I can count on my son,I could count on my dad.
  • 00:17:53.755 --> 00:17:55.924
  • I could count on my family.
  • 00:17:55.924 --> 00:17:58.026
  • Family will disappoint you.
  • 00:17:58.026 --> 00:17:59.428
  • Friends will disappoint you.
  • 00:18:00.329 --> 00:18:01.763
  • I didn't realize that I'dbuilt my faith on my dad
  • 00:18:03.499 --> 00:18:07.202
  • until he was gone.
  • 00:18:07.202 --> 00:18:09.004
  • Sometimes you don't realizewhere your foundation is at
  • 00:18:09.004 --> 00:18:11.740
  • until it's gone.
  • 00:18:11.740 --> 00:18:13.942
  • Your job, your husband, yourwife, your son, your daughter.
  • 00:18:15.177 --> 00:18:20.716
  • Your choice for president.
  • 00:18:25.787 --> 00:18:27.222
  • As long as my president getselected, I'll be really happy.
  • 00:18:30.092 --> 00:18:34.129
  • I'll be at church next Sunday
  • 00:18:34.129 --> 00:18:35.697
  • as long as mypresident's elected.
  • 00:18:35.697 --> 00:18:37.566
  • If he's not, I'm gonna be outin the streets going crazy.
  • 00:18:37.566 --> 00:18:39.768
  • (congregation laughing)
  • 00:18:39.935 --> 00:18:46.675
  • "Oh Paul you'rebreaking my heart."
  • 00:18:46.675 --> 00:18:48.977
  • (congregation applauding)
  • 00:18:48.977 --> 00:18:51.346
  • No, I'm just reminding you
  • 00:18:51.346 --> 00:18:53.282
  • that any foundation exceptJesus is collapsible.
  • 00:18:54.750 --> 00:18:58.187
  • Any foundation, exceptJesus is shakable.
  • 00:18:58.187 --> 00:19:02.591
  • It's breakable,it's collapsible.
  • 00:19:02.591 --> 00:19:05.294
  • This will disappointyou, this will collapse.
  • 00:19:07.196 --> 00:19:11.266
  • And I love my dad Iknow he's in heaven,
  • 00:19:12.734 --> 00:19:15.003
  • but I had to realize after afew months of him being gone,
  • 00:19:15.003 --> 00:19:19.508
  • I had to realize,
  • 00:19:19.508 --> 00:19:20.209
  • I had to come tothe hard realization
  • 00:19:20.375 --> 00:19:22.511
  • that I had put a lotof my happiness in him.
  • 00:19:22.511 --> 00:19:24.513
  • And I watched evenpeople leave Christianity
  • 00:19:25.514 --> 00:19:27.649
  • after he passed away,
  • 00:19:27.649 --> 00:19:29.318
  • 'cause they were bankingeverything on him.
  • 00:19:29.318 --> 00:19:31.920
  • You don't realize how muchyou've put your security
  • 00:19:33.422 --> 00:19:35.791
  • and identity and so muchin people or in jobs.
  • 00:19:35.791 --> 00:19:40.596
  • I remember talkingto this one guy
  • 00:19:40.596 --> 00:19:41.597
  • who worked at hisjob for 30 years,
  • 00:19:41.597 --> 00:19:43.198
  • it was a good job,good paying job.
  • 00:19:43.198 --> 00:19:45.567
  • He felt valued, he felt loved.
  • 00:19:45.567 --> 00:19:47.569
  • He found hisidentity in his job,
  • 00:19:47.569 --> 00:19:49.438
  • his job meant everything to him.
  • 00:19:49.438 --> 00:19:51.073
  • And then it was taken from him.
  • 00:19:52.207 --> 00:19:53.609
  • The housing marketcrashed in 2008,
  • 00:19:55.811 --> 00:19:58.447
  • collapsed and it wasgone it collapsed.
  • 00:19:58.447 --> 00:20:02.684
  • And he realized I had puteverything on something
  • 00:20:02.684 --> 00:20:05.254
  • that could not stand.
  • 00:20:05.254 --> 00:20:07.856
  • That's what happenswhen we put our hope
  • 00:20:07.856 --> 00:20:10.325
  • in that kind of stuff.
  • 00:20:10.325 --> 00:20:11.593
  • That's why as citizens of heaven
  • 00:20:11.593 --> 00:20:12.961
  • we've gotta remind ourselves,
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  • okay yes social status
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  • Paul I'm so like Instagrammeans everything to me,
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  • Facebook, everybody likes me.
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  • I've got followers andthen they censor you.
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • Or they remove,what's gonna happen
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  • when Instagram gets removed?
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  • I don't know our world'sgonna be a whole lot better
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  • and a whole lot lesstoxic that's for sure.
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  • (congregation applauding)
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  • I'm kinda donesometimes with...
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  • I'm thankful forthe opportunity.
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  • But I think we'vegotta remind ourselves.
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  • We've gotta remind ourselves,
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  • that I am notdefined by my salary,
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  • I'm not definedby my popularity,
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  • I'm not defined by my family.
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  • That I've got to build afirm foundation right here.
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  • This is the only thingthat will not collapse.
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  • (congregation applauding)
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  • ♪ On Christ thesolid rock stand ♪
  • 00:21:01.076 --> 00:21:04.780
  • ♪ All other groundis sinking sand ♪
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  • ♪ On Christ thesolid rock I stand ♪
  • 00:21:13.155 --> 00:21:17.426
  • ♪ All other groundis sinking sand ♪
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  • As citizens of heaven
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  • our foundation mustbe built on Christ.
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  • We gotta remind ourselvesChrist is a firm foundation.
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  • No one who's runningfor public office
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  • is the ultimate solutionfor what ails a nation.
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  • Only God can heal America,
  • 00:21:42.617 --> 00:21:45.220
  • only God can save America.
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  • 15 of you believe it.
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  • (congregation applaudingand cheering)
  • 00:21:48.724 --> 00:21:55.797
  • As a citizen of heaven,
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  • we're called not just towear a cross on our necklace
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  • but to carry a crossinto our business.
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  • To carry a crossinto our campus,
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  • to carry a crossinto our schools.
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  • Whether you go toJenks, Union, Victory
  • 00:22:07.542 --> 00:22:09.711
  • whatever school you'reat, whatever place you go
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  • whatever company you work for,
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  • God has called usto carry a cross.
  • 00:22:14.149 --> 00:22:16.084
  • Well, is that biblical?
  • 00:22:16.084 --> 00:22:16.885
  • Yeah it's in Matthew,Mark, Luke and John.
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  • Jesus says it.
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  • "Anyone who wantsto follow after me
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  • "must deny himself and takeup their cross daily, daily."
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  • Not just once in your lifetime
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  • but every single day to sayno to self and yes to Jesus.
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  • Yes to the way of the cross.
  • 00:22:34.069 --> 00:22:36.371
  • In Revelation 3:16,John said that
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  • "The church hasbecome lukewarm."
  • 00:22:38.840 --> 00:22:41.643
  • And because they are lukewarm,
  • 00:22:41.643 --> 00:22:43.645
  • Jesus said, "I will spitthem out of my mouth."
  • 00:22:43.645 --> 00:22:46.515
  • This is a call forChristians to get radical.
  • 00:22:46.515 --> 00:22:49.284
  • This is a call forChristians to get done
  • 00:22:49.317 --> 00:22:51.620
  • with the comfortableconvenient consumer,
  • 00:22:51.620 --> 00:22:53.789
  • Christianity what'sin it for me,
  • 00:22:53.789 --> 00:22:55.624
  • how do I benefit from this?
  • 00:22:55.624 --> 00:22:57.225
  • It's time to live with thesacrificial full commitment,
  • 00:22:57.225 --> 00:23:00.662
  • to find your calling toforsake your comfort,
  • 00:23:00.662 --> 00:23:03.298
  • to go all in with Jesus.
  • 00:23:03.298 --> 00:23:04.900
  • Jesus came to confrontcomfortable Christianity.
  • 00:23:04.900 --> 00:23:08.804
  • He came to shake up thereligious political platforms.
  • 00:23:08.804 --> 00:23:12.240
  • He came to undo the systemsand turn it all upside down.
  • 00:23:12.240 --> 00:23:16.244
  • It's time that we get ourconvictions, not from CNN, MSNBC
  • 00:23:16.244 --> 00:23:20.415
  • the Democratic party,the Republican party.
  • 00:23:20.415 --> 00:23:22.517
  • We can need to getour convictions
  • 00:23:22.517 --> 00:23:23.718
  • from the word of God.
  • 00:23:23.718 --> 00:23:24.386
  • What does God's word say?
  • 00:23:24.386 --> 00:23:26.321
  • If you're a believer,
  • 00:23:26.321 --> 00:23:27.456
  • you should be finding yourconvictions in the word of God.
  • 00:23:27.556 --> 00:23:30.091
  • What is the platform of Jesus?
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  • Loved God, loved people.
  • 00:23:31.460 --> 00:23:33.061
  • I was hungry and you fed me, Iwas naked and you clothed me.
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  • You fought for the vulnerable,
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  • you lifted your voice upfor the widow and the orphan
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  • you stood for whatGod's word stands for.
  • 00:23:42.637 --> 00:23:45.740
  • You stood with truthand with grace.
  • 00:23:45.807 --> 00:23:47.876
  • In Romans 14, Paul said,"Welcome with open arms
  • 00:23:48.043 --> 00:23:51.346
  • "believers who don't seethings the way you do."
  • 00:23:51.346 --> 00:23:53.415
  • Welcome people with open arms.
  • 00:23:54.449 --> 00:23:56.685
  • Don't jump all over them
  • 00:23:56.685 --> 00:23:58.653
  • every time they do or saysomething you don't agree with.
  • 00:23:58.653 --> 00:24:00.856
  • Paul goes on to say,He says,
  • 00:24:01.923 --> 00:24:03.024
  • "It's not your job tomake it difficult for people.
  • 00:24:03.024 --> 00:24:05.827
  • "It's your job to love people.
  • 00:24:05.827 --> 00:24:08.096
  • "It's not your job totry to judge everyone.
  • 00:24:08.096 --> 00:24:10.098
  • "That's God's job."
  • 00:24:10.098 --> 00:24:11.533
  • It's your job to love them.
  • 00:24:11.533 --> 00:24:13.235
  • It's your job to treat themwith kindness and respect.
  • 00:24:13.235 --> 00:24:16.338
  • Who does God call us to love?
  • 00:24:16.338 --> 00:24:18.006
  • All people?
  • 00:24:20.275 --> 00:24:21.276
  • - [Congregation] Yes.
  • 00:24:21.643 --> 00:24:22.644
  • - The president included.
  • 00:24:22.644 --> 00:24:24.112
  • - [Congregation] Yes.
  • 00:24:24.112 --> 00:24:25.514
  • - The vice-president?
  • 00:24:25.514 --> 00:24:26.815
  • - [Congregation] Yes.
  • 00:24:26.815 --> 00:24:27.849
  • - The senators, the congressmen,
  • 00:24:27.849 --> 00:24:29.150
  • the Supreme court justices
  • 00:24:29.150 --> 00:24:30.585
  • everyone who'srunning for office.
  • 00:24:30.585 --> 00:24:32.020
  • God calls us to love all people
  • 00:24:32.187 --> 00:24:35.323
  • to treat all people withkindness and respect.
  • 00:24:35.323 --> 00:24:37.692
  • So I'm not following BenShapiro or Joe Rogan.
  • 00:24:38.894 --> 00:24:41.863
  • I'm following Jesus Christ.
  • 00:24:41.863 --> 00:24:43.932
  • I am not followingPresident Donald Trump
  • 00:24:43.932 --> 00:24:46.434
  • or vice president BidenI'm following Jesus Christ.
  • 00:24:46.434 --> 00:24:49.638
  • I'm, the more I look at you
  • 00:24:49.638 --> 00:24:51.973
  • the more I justwanna hug the cross.
  • 00:24:51.973 --> 00:24:53.775
  • This is where Ifind my identity,
  • 00:24:53.775 --> 00:24:55.176
  • this is where Ifind my convictions.
  • 00:24:55.176 --> 00:24:57.078
  • This is where I find mylove, my forgiveness.
  • 00:24:57.078 --> 00:24:59.381
  • (congregation applauding)
  • 00:24:59.381 --> 00:25:00.415
  • America didn't save mylife Jesus saved my life.
  • 00:25:00.415 --> 00:25:02.851
  • A president didn'tbreak chains off me
  • 00:25:04.519 --> 00:25:06.187
  • Jesus broke chains off of me.
  • 00:25:06.187 --> 00:25:07.689
  • It wasn't a political group
  • 00:25:09.124 --> 00:25:10.191
  • that gave meforgiveness for my sins,
  • 00:25:10.191 --> 00:25:11.660
  • it was Jesus whogave me forgiveness.
  • 00:25:11.660 --> 00:25:13.461
  • - Our nation needsthis message right now.
  • 00:25:14.863 --> 00:25:18.300
  • Why? Because our nationis so divided
  • 00:25:18.300 --> 00:25:21.336
  • and our nation islistening to the news
  • 00:25:21.336 --> 00:25:23.538
  • that stirring up morefear, more worry,
  • 00:25:23.705 --> 00:25:26.641
  • more anger, more hostility,
  • 00:25:26.641 --> 00:25:28.777
  • it's time we get ourminds and our hearts
  • 00:25:28.777 --> 00:25:31.346
  • back on what really matters.
  • 00:25:31.346 --> 00:25:33.615
  • This is why Paul the apostlehad to speak in the Bible
  • 00:25:33.615 --> 00:25:37.052
  • to this church in Philippi.
  • 00:25:37.052 --> 00:25:38.687
  • He had to remind them,
  • 00:25:38.687 --> 00:25:40.155
  • they had become so dividedlistening to the Roman Empire,
  • 00:25:40.155 --> 00:25:43.825
  • listening to who theythought should be the emperor
  • 00:25:43.825 --> 00:25:46.127
  • who they thought shouldbe passing the laws.
  • 00:25:46.127 --> 00:25:48.330
  • And Paul said, "Hold on,we are citizens of heaven.
  • 00:25:48.330 --> 00:25:51.166
  • "We are not of this world."
  • 00:25:51.166 --> 00:25:52.734
  • I wanna speak right now toevery person who's watching.
  • 00:25:52.734 --> 00:25:55.570
  • When you confess Jesusas your Lord and savior
  • 00:25:55.570 --> 00:25:59.307
  • you pledge allegianceto a kingdom
  • 00:25:59.307 --> 00:26:01.576
  • that is higher thanthe American Empire,
  • 00:26:01.576 --> 00:26:04.045
  • higher than any othernation out there.
  • 00:26:04.045 --> 00:26:06.114
  • And as a citizenof that kingdom,
  • 00:26:06.114 --> 00:26:08.416
  • God calls us to walk in away that's pleasing to Him
  • 00:26:08.416 --> 00:26:11.453
  • to show love, to show honor
  • 00:26:11.453 --> 00:26:13.455
  • to pray for those whoare in leadership,
  • 00:26:13.455 --> 00:26:15.523
  • to walk in peace with everyone.
  • 00:26:15.523 --> 00:26:17.425
  • Blessed are the peacemakers,to turn the other cheek.
  • 00:26:17.425 --> 00:26:20.228
  • Let's remind ourselves weare citizens of heaven.
  • 00:26:20.228 --> 00:26:22.831
  • If you're watching today
  • 00:26:22.831 --> 00:26:23.932
  • you've never confessedJesus as your Lord and savior
  • 00:26:23.932 --> 00:26:26.167
  • it's a great day to makeyour citizenship secure
  • 00:26:26.167 --> 00:26:29.738
  • that you would say,"You know what?
  • 00:26:29.738 --> 00:26:31.206
  • "I am tired of being pulledinto the political games
  • 00:26:31.206 --> 00:26:34.175
  • "and the politicaltheater of this nation.
  • 00:26:34.175 --> 00:26:36.811
  • "I am ready to pledge allegianceto a kingdom and a savior
  • 00:26:36.811 --> 00:26:40.281
  • "who wasn't voted inand can't be voted out
  • 00:26:40.281 --> 00:26:42.684
  • "who sits all the presidents,
  • 00:26:42.684 --> 00:26:44.552
  • all the emperors, all the laws."
  • 00:26:44.552 --> 00:26:47.055
  • Why don't you make thatdecision right now?
  • 00:26:47.055 --> 00:26:48.823
  • Say this with me
  • 00:26:48.823 --> 00:26:49.658
  • Jesus I surrender to you.
  • 00:26:49.658 --> 00:26:51.993
  • I'm all yours, I declaretoday I am a citizen of heaven
  • 00:26:51.993 --> 00:26:56.831
  • and I will live for yourglory, in Jesus name Amen.
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  • Hey, listen we love you,we're praying for you.
  • 00:27:00.902 --> 00:27:03.238
  • If you need a home church
  • 00:27:03.238 --> 00:27:04.472
  • come and join us in person,
  • 00:27:04.506 --> 00:27:06.374
  • right here at Victory in TulsaOklahoma, 7700 South Lewis
  • 00:27:06.374 --> 00:27:10.278
  • or join us online every week
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  • we stream our services live.
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  • Never forget this, your bestdays are right in front of you.
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