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All In: I'm Just a Nobody Part 3

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August 5, 2016
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Bishop Derek Grier

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All In: I'm Just a Nobody Part 3

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  • Hey, I'm Derek Grier and welcome to today's broadcast of
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  • today's message for a lot of Now I'm really excited about
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  • reasons, but one is we're going to see how one encounter with
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  • God could take you from singing the blues to shouting good news.
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  • As we continue our "All In" series today I'm going to teach
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  • you how God has given us authority to do miraculous
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  • things in his name.
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  • There is so much more that can happen in our lives once we
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  • realize that Jesus has paid the price for everything we would
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  • ever need or desire.
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  • Join me and the Grace Church family as we get into
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  • today's message.
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  • Grace Church, real people, real lives.
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  • Grace Church, real lives, real change.
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  • Grace Church real people, real lives,
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  • real change.
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  • Real people, real lives, real change.
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  • Acts, Chapter 3 and Verse 1, and as you
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  • turn to your Bible I'm going to pray.
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  • Father, meet us in this moment.
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  • We give you all the honor for what you are going to accomplish
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  • in our time of study of just digging in what thou said
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  • in the scriptures.
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  • In Jesus' name, we pray and we all say amen.
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  • Verse 1, "Now Peter and John went up together." You know,
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  • Peter had just recently denied the Lord three times and John
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  • watched him.
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  • John saw exactly what happened because John actually was in the
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  • courthouse with the high priest courtyard,
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  • forgive me, with Peter, but even though Peter failed,
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  • three times at that, John still embraced his brother Peter.
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  • A matter of fact, we find him next racing Peter to the tomb.
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  • You see, in life, we don't really lose friends,
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  • we just discover who our real friends are and this was the
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  • case with Peter.
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  • These men, by the way, they competed with each other,
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  • not only, but they loved each other.
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  • And when push came to shove, John had Peter's back and
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  • we find these men walking together through much
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  • this Book of Acts.
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  • It was very important, their particular relationship.
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  • It says, "They went up," what, "together to the Temple
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  • at the hour of," what?
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  • "Prayer." There are five very important ingredients to
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  • successful friendships and we find most of them
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  • in this passage.
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  • Number one: Friends tend to share mutual interests.
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  • You see, both John and Peter, what did they do?
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  • They loved Jesus and they knew the importance of prayer.
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  • It's hard to be close to people that don't love and share the
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  • same interests and have the same values and priorities.
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  • If you love Buddha and your husband loves Allah,
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  • there's going to be some conflict.
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  • There's going to be some problems.
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  • Your relationships deepen, you know,
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  • if you love Jesus and your spouse loves what,
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  • it's a great challenge.
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  • But if you really want a deep and long-lasting relationship
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  • and friendship it's vital that you somehow find some
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  • common interests.
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  • So we see that these two men had common interests,
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  • and in this case, it was a love for the Lord and they went to
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  • church together.
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  • Number two: Friends are available.
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  • Proverbs 27:10 says, "Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother
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  • far away." You see, a true friend is close when you need
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  • them and you might say you're my friend and everything,
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  • but if I can't reach you by phone and you're always in some
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  • part of the world too busy to hear from me,
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  • what's the point?
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  • So John and Peter were doing this thing together and when
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  • they needed each other they showed up for each other and we
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  • see something of their friendship in the scriptures.
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  • Number three: Friends have a sense of humor.
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  • Proverbs 17:22 says, "A merry heart doeth good like a" what?
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  • "Medicine".
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  • You know, we need people in our lives to help us not take the
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  • small stuff so seriously and not take ourselves so seriously.
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  • We need people that can laugh at us and with us.
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  • Laughing with a friend can change your whole day.
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  • It can change your perspective.
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  • You know, sometimes I have a lot of responsibility and I get so
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  • serious in my head.
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  • And I need to pick up a phone and call L.A and talk to my
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  • buddy, and he starts reminding me of stupid stuff I did when I
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  • was in college and all the rest, and we get a chance to laugh
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  • together, refreshes me, and I forget about all the serious
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  • stuff, and that's the power of friendship.
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  • You don't want someone always, well you did this,
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  • you did this wrong, and always just pecking at you.
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  • You want someone that can lighten the load and rejoice
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  • with, and help you laugh when needed,
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  • and that's friendship.
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  • Number four: Friends tell the truth when others don't.
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  • Jesus definitely sticks closer to a brother when it comes to
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  • that because he will tell you the truth.
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  • Ephesians 4:15 says, "Speak the truth and, what?
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  • "Love".
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  • You see a friend will tell you what you need to hear,
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  • not just want you want to hear and that's important to have
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  • people in your life that would do that.
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  • Number five: Friends are listeners.
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  • James 1:19 says, "Let every man be quick to, what?
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  • "Hear and slow to speak." Most of us are quick to speak and
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  • slow to hear, but God gave us two ears and one mouth because
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  • he was trying to illustrate something to us.
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  • We should listen twice as much as we speak and a lot of times
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  • this is our problem.
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  • And I know everything I just said wasn't in the text,
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  • but I just wanted to share those five points with you and then
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  • we're going to get back into the text today.
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  • But I also want to add another point here and this is vital for
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  • you to understand.
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  • A lot of people say, well I want more friends.
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  • I want to make friends.
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  • You have the wrong approach.
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  • If your goal is to be a friend, you will always have a friend.
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  • If your goal is just to have friends, you're in trouble.
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  • So if you find people, you have common interests
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  • and get involved in some areas, some place,
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  • you make yourself available, have a sense of humor and share
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  • truth, and you listen, you will not want for relationships in
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  • your life.
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  • Let's get back to the text.
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  • Acts, Chapter 3, Verse 2, that was free, by the way.
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  • There's a cure to loneliness.
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  • "And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried." We
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  • have here a man without a name, only a problem and you're in a
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  • tough space in life when people only know you by your problem,
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  • and this was the issue, this lame man.
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  • It says, "This man was laid daily at the gate of the
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  • Temple." It appears that this man had people that cared for
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  • him, because it says, "Daily, his friends would lay him at
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  • this gate, but in spite of the friends he had,
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  • no one in his life could fix what was broken." As important
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  • as friends are, there are parts of lives,
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  • and this was the situation with this man.
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  • "And they were at the gate of the Temple,
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  • which is called Beautiful.
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  • Each day his unsightliness," his lameness,
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  • his brokenness, "was made more apparent by the beauty of his
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  • environment," the things going on surrounding him.
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  • Everybody and everything was so full of promise.
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  • There were people having conversations and talking,
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  • kids running around.
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  • Everybody had a hope.
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  • Everybody was doing, but he just laid there every day in this
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  • beautiful place, which just kind of made his ugly stand out
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  • even more.
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  • This man was in a position that he could only wish for what most
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  • other people take for granted.
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  • And I recognize that many of us feel,
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  • you know what, Bishop, I have some serious
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  • problems and really don't know what I'm going through.
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  • The challenge with that statement,
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  • and I don't want to diminish your problems.
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  • Your issues are real and we'll pray for them,
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  • and walk you through them, but you also have to keep
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  • a sense of proportion.
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  • You know, I have traveled the globe and I've been in nations
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  • where a boy this big will walk up to me with absolutely
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  • no clothes on.
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  • The ash and dirt on his body, you could scrape off,
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  • the nails were dirty, never had them cut,
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  • hair matted and all the rest, asking for a handout.
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  • Another nation, while you're driving your car you'll find
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  • people on, you know those little wheel carts that people go under
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  • cars often with to look and to check under the car,
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  • they would be in scooters like that and they would dodge in and
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  • out of cars asking for handouts.
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  • Their legs didn't work.
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  • All they had were their upper torso and they had these skates,
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  • and they'd push off on the carts and use their hands
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  • on the ground to get to where they were going.
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  • The reality is in the United States of America,
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  • most of us, we do have problems, but a lot of our problems are
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  • middle class problems.
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  • Some of us, we call ourselves poor,
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  • but even American poor is still better than
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  • some 90 percent of the world.
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  • So in the midst of all this angst and all this stuff you got
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  • going on, you got to remember to keep things in perspective.
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  • He was laid at this beautiful gate and he couldn't walk,
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  • and he could only wish again to do what other people could do.
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  • I mean, imagine sitting there saying,
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  • people complaining and saying, my life,
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  • but this man couldn't even walk to the bathroom.
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  • This man couldn't go to work.
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  • This man couldn't walk out of any situation.
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  • Everything he did in life he had to be carried and these types of
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  • narratives should help us get some perspective and some
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  • gratitude in our hearts for the things we have left.
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  • We may not have everything we want,
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  • but we do have enough to still be grateful in our lives.
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  • And he was there to ask for alms from those who entered
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  • the Temple.
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  • This man lived dependent on the kindness of strangers.
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  • You know, it's a hard living when you need people more than
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  • they need you. So this man seeing Peter and John,
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  • they were about to go to church, but unlike me and many of us
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  • here, you know, often I have my day on my mind,
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  • I have what I'm doing on my mind.
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  • And even in the store, I notice I'll walk pass six people I know
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  • because I'm so focused on what I'm going to get and maybe what
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  • I'm about to do next that often I miss the moment.
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  • But here you have Peter and John on the way to church,
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  • by the way, church started sharp.
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  • This prayer service started 3:00 sharp,
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  • so they had some place to be.
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  • They had a timeline and the rest.
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  • They were about to go in the Temple,
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  • but in the moment they were about to notice in spite of all
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  • that was going on in their minds,
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  • they're leading this new movement,
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  • the church is growing and expanding,
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  • they fix their eyes on somebody else.
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  • Very, very important.
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  • It says, "And fixing his eyes on him,
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  • I think I've skipped something.
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  • It says, he asked for what?
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  • Alms.
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  • And I can't skip that because this is the saddest part of the
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  • entire narrative.
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  • It never dawned on this man that he could ask the disciples for
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  • more than money.
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  • And Peter said, "Look at us." How many of you all remember the
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  • quartets back in the day.
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  • Okay, about four of you are old enough. Remember,
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  • I'm just nobody trying to tell everybody
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  • about somebody who could save anybody.
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  • That's all these guys are saying, I'm a nobody.
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  • Look at me, I'm nobody.
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  • But here's the deal.
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  • I'm trying to tell everybody about somebody who can
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  • change anybody.
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  • This was the conviction.
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  • This was the fire in the heart of the disciples.
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  • Hi, I'm Yeromitou Grier.
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  • I have a special message from my heart to yours.
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  • It's the continued faithful support of our partners that
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  • makes this ministry happen.
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  • Together we have been able to launch Project Promise,
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  • which helps Ethiopian children in need by providing food,
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  • clothing, educational material and even ensuring orphans are
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  • able to remain with an extended family in their country.
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  • Thanks to you we are also feeding the hungry in the U.S.,
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  • not just naturally, but spiritually through our Bank of
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  • Hope ministry, giving families tons of fresh food each week.
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  • Through our Helping Hands ministry,
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  • each year we bless hundreds of children in need with school
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  • supplies, healthy dinners and Christmas gifts.
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  • While all of this is a true blessing,
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  • there is still a call to do more.
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  • That's where you come in.
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  • I want to compel you to get involved and get connected.
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  • Partner with Derek Grier Ministries today and
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  • make a lasting difference in a person's life.
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  • So this man gave him his attention.
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  • And again, he was expecting to get some money or something from
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  • them, but he was about to get a whole lot more than he could
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  • ever expect.
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  • Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have."
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  • What he was saying, he was saying, listen guys,
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  • if money could solve your problems I'd find
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  • a way to do it.
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  • I mean, we would scrap it up.
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  • We would find a way to do it.
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  • "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you."
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  • The disciples were not complaining about what they
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  • didn't have in their pockets.
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  • They weren't complaining about the issues in their lives.
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  • Their focus is what they did have.
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  • And when you really, really have a relationship
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  • with God there's nothing else that comes.
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  • I know that sounds like pie in the sky,
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  • but let me say something.
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  • The problem is seldom the problem.
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  • Let me say that one more time.
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  • Your problem is seldom your problem.
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  • One more time.
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  • The problem is seldom the problem.
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  • The real problem is your attitude about the problem.
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  • Again, we have so much, but we're still
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  • griping and complaining.
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  • It's not the problem.
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  • It's the attitude.
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  • These guys, they had no money in their pocket,
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  • they were rejected by many of the leading Jews,
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  • they were away from their families.
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  • People were threatening to kill them,
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  • but still there was this attitude,
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  • I still have something.
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  • I have something.
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  • This was the mindset of these men and women.
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  • By the way, that was a good place to say amen.
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  • He says, "Silver and gold I do not have,
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  • but what I do have, I give you." In the name of Jesus Christ of
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  • Nazareth, these men had so much more than silver and gold.
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  • They had influence with God.
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  • Never get so poor that all you have is money.
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  • Let me say that again.
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  • May I never be so poor that all I am is what's
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  • in my bank account.
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  • May I never be so poor that what's in my pocket or what I
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  • drive, or what I live in determines my sense of wealth.
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  • John 14:13, let's listen to Jesus.
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  • "Jesus said, I'm going away, but I won't leave you as orphans.
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  • Whatever you ask in my name that I will, what?
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  • "Do." He was saying, all that I have is now yours.
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  • Many of us have been taught to pray wrong and that's why we
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  • don't get far in prayer.
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  • We go to God and say things like,
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  • well Lord, you should answer my prayer because I'm a tither.
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  • You should answer my prayer because
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  • I worked at Martha's Kitchen this week.
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  • You should answer my prayer because I go to church.
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  • And all that does is betray the fact you don't really
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  • understand what the Bible teaches on this subject.
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  • Let's pay attention again.
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  • And whatever you ask in my name, not your name,
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  • not based on when you tithe and how many good works you do.
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  • And whatever you ask in my name the day you stop praying in your
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  • name, praying and asking God for your deserving and what you
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  • think you deserve and start recognizing,
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  • you know what, I have a power of attorney here.
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  • God don't owe me nothing.
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  • God don't have to do nothing for me,
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  • but Jesus hung high and he stretched his arms wide.
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  • He paid a price and he paid a debt no one else could pay,
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  • and through that debt he gave me his name.
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  • You hear what I'm saying?
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  • You know, when you get married, we don't do this so much any
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  • more, but it used to be this is what you did,
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  • you changed your name.
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  • But a lot of us haven't had a name change.
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  • We pray in the name of everybody else except the real name
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  • that has power and authority with God.
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  • Whatever you ask in my name, that I'll do.
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  • Meaning that other stuff I'm not gonna do.
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  • Why?
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  • That my Father may be glorified in the son.
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  • Meaning it gives God glory for you to get your prayers
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  • answered.
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  • So God is not holding back.
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  • He just wants you to pray the right way.
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  • So the disciples understood that.
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  • Jesus said, "Go on the way to Glory,
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  • but he left them the power of authority.
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  • So every day they're like, well what should I do with this new
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  • found power?
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  • How should I handle it?
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  • And that's where they got this phrase, "What would Jesus do?"
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  • And what you need to do is ask yourself and say,
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  • what would Jesus do in this given situation.
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  • And then when you think about it and you come to terms with what
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  • you think Jesus did in the name of Jesus, get it done.
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  • Jesus is not here to do it any more.
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  • We are the body of Jesus Christ.
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  • Okay, you're not convinced?
  • 00:20:27.090 --> 00:20:34.250
  • The Bible says he's seated at the right hand of the Father.
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  • The part of the Godhead that's on Planet Earth is the Holy
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  • Spirit and the Holy Spirit came upon Jesus after he came out of
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  • the wilderness.
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  • And he said, 'The Spirit of the Lord is upon me." And then he
  • 00:20:51.290 --> 00:20:54.030
  • talked about all the things that anointing would do.
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  • That same spirit and that same anointing is here,
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  • but that anointing and that spirit needs a body.
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  • It needs a person.
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  • See, I could give someone power of attorney,
  • 00:21:11.050 --> 00:21:12.270
  • but if they don't go to the bank they can never make the
  • 00:21:12.280 --> 00:21:14.190
  • withdrawal.
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  • If they don't use that authority it could be wasted.
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  • I remember hearing a story of a man that was from England.
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  • He was moving from England to the Americas and he was on a
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  • ship, and he got on this ship, and every day he would,
  • 00:21:33.050 --> 00:21:41.120
  • he just had a piece of cheese, big chunk of cheese
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  • and a little bread.
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  • When everyone went down into the lunchroom to eat,
  • 00:21:45.260 --> 00:21:50.120
  • he would pull off to the side and have his little
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  • cheese and crackers.
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  • And then it might have been a couple of weeks into the
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  • journey and it was just a couple days left,
  • 00:21:57.180 --> 00:22:02.010
  • someone noticed and finally pulled him aside and said,
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  • "Why aren't you eating with the rest of us?" He said,
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  • "I can't afford it." He said, "Well don't you know that's all
  • 00:22:06.170 --> 00:22:11.150
  • included in the fare." The point I'm making is that many of us
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  • are going without because we don't know what's included
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  • in the fare.
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  • He paid the price.
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  • He paid it all.
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  • It's included.
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  • It's whatever you ask for in prayer, I will do it.
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  • It's included, everything, whatever. Whatever.
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  • But you have to use your authority.
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  • You have to show up in the dining hall.
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  • You have to do your part.
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  • What does it truly mean to be all in and fully
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  • committed to God?
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  • In his new and exciting four-part CD series titled "All
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  • In", Dr. Grier shows you how to align yourself with God and reap
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  • the benefits of peace and joy by going all in.
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  • Divinely direct you and freely bless you with God's anointing,
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  • and it's his anointing that manifests God's power in
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  • your life.
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  • But you must align yourself with God and it starts with
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  • Did you know that the Bible says that it actually pleases God to
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  • answer our prayers.
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  • You know, when we pray and make requests in Jesus' name it gives
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  • God glory.
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  • Remember, Jesus died for us to receive grace,
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  • God's riches at Christ's expense.
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  • You know, many of us are suffering unnecessarily because
  • 00:24:47.020 --> 00:24:49.180
  • we are not accessing our God-given authority.
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  • I encourage you to go boldly before the thrown of grace and
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  • make your request known to God in Jesus' name.
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  • His power is readily accessible and ready to manifest in each of
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  • our lives if we trust it.
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  • Let's pray.
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  • Heavenly Father, I pray that you give the folks that tune in
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  • today, God, a revelation of your authority and power that you
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  • want to release in their lives.
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  • May they discover who you are and the power in that name all
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  • because of what began in this broadcast, Father.
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  • Open our eyes right now and we'll give you all the honor and
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  • all the glory.
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  • In Jesus' name we pray, we all say amen.
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  • Well I appreciate the opportunity of sharing
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  • God's Word with you each and every week.
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