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December 29, 2019
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  • The next 27 minutes and 30 seconds will change your life.
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  • We're going to open God's word and teach you some things
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  • Ed Young: Good evening, how's everyone doing?
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  • Wow, it's great to be here.
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  • Thank you, guys, so much for being here.
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  • Please be seated, please be seated.
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  • Wow, what a what a joy and privilege it is to be
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  • at Hutchins.
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  • You know, I wanna tell you a little bit about my life
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  • and a little bit about just the word, because you know, it's
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  • amazing as we live lives, you know, God shows us
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  • that he is God.
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  • I mean, all we have to do is look around we can tell that,
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  • man, we didn't just happen to show up on this planet
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  • spinning into nowhere, that we matter to God, that we have
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  • a purpose, that we're one of a kind, and I always tell
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  • people, you know, be yourself, because the Bible says that.
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  • You be you, because if you aren't you, who's gonna be you?
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  • You have a certain laugh, a certain personality, a certain
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  • vibe, maybe a certain style, the way you walk, that is
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  • uniquely you.
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  • And I spent too much time in my own life trying to be other
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  • people, but I learned as I've grown in my relationship
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  • with Jesus, Ed, be yourself.
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  • Now, God has a great plan for every person here, the Bible
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  • says that.
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  • God has a great purpose for our lives, yet what I did is
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  • the same thing that you've done, it's the same thing that
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  • everybody's done: we've blown it, we've messed up,
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  • we have sinned.
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  • And you know, you hear the word sin, sin is simply
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  • an archery term.
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  • It's like you're shooting an arrow, and you gotta target
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  • back there, foom, the arrow falls short.
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  • That's what it means to sin.
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  • So we've all fallen short.
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  • Every single person here has fallen short.
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  • And then no one taught me how to sin, no one taught me how
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  • to mess around, no one taught me how to do my own thing, I just
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  • know how to do it, because I'm a natural born sinner.
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  • But as you know, and maybe you don't know, God thought this
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  • ingenious plan up.
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  • It's just--it's crazy.
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  • God in his love sent Jesus Christ to live perfectly.
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  • All the time people say, man, that was righteous.
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  • Well, that means it's perfect.
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  • Jesus lived righteously, he died sacrificially, he rose bodily,
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  • therefore, he's given you and me an opportunity to know him,
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  • and it's a relationship.
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  • So Christianity is not a religion.
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  • A religion is spelled D-O.
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  • I got to do this, or I can't do that.
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  • Christianity is D-O-N-E.
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  • The work has been?
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  • It's been done.
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  • If we can see God's plan for your life and mine
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  • in heaven, we'd be like what?
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  • We'd be like what?
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  • That's how amazing God's plan is for every person's life.
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  • In fact, I've never locked eyes with someone who does not matter
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  • to God.
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  • So God has a great plan for your life and mine.
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  • Well, God has this great plan, and he's made us uniquely,
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  • but we have evil in the world.
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  • How do you explain the evil?
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  • Is it a bad chromosome?
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  • Was our nursery painted the wrong colors?
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  • Did we have our diapers put on too tight?
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  • No, it's deeper than that.
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  • There's a dark personal sinister force out there, the evil one,
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  • Satan, who does not want you and me to reach our potential.
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  • First of all, he doesn't want us to walk the bridge and give our
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  • lives to Christ.
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  • Secondly, he does not want us to discover God's purpose
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  • for our lives.
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  • So what does he do?
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  • Every time God has a gift, Satan has a counterfeit.
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  • Are you are you with me?
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  • So in other words, God has incredible things he's given you
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  • and me, yet the devil always counterfeits them.
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  • For example, I love to fish.
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  • I love to fish.
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  • I don't know why I've always loved fishing, and who here
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  • likes to fish?
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  • Okay, all right, so Jesus said, "Once you become my follower,
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  • you need to fish for men."
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  • So I think it's funny how most of the disciples were fishermen.
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  • Jesus hung around fishermen, and people are like, man, I
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  • wonder why he chose so many disciples who were fishermen?
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  • Because these guys were from the wrong side
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  • of the tracks.
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  • Read about them.
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  • They were Galileans, mean, foul-mouthed, they were
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  • like rebellious, they would get up in your grill.
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  • Jesus picked these guys to be a part of his squad, his team,
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  • the disciples.
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  • He transformed them into fishing for fish.
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  • He said, "I'm gonna make you fishers of men."
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  • And we see in the Bible, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John,
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  • we see the lifestyle, the change that happened when they
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  • discovered God's purpose.
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  • So stay with me now.
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  • God has a purpose for your life and mine, but the devil wants me
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  • to settle for second best, second best.
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  • So what does the devil do?
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  • The devil tempts, the Devil fishes, and you know, sometimes
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  • when I fish for shark--I love shark fishing--what I'll do is
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  • I'll cut some fish up, bloody fish, it's called chum, put it
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  • in the water, and man, when those sharks get the scent
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  • of the chum, they come in hot.
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  • They're like...
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  • All you've gotta do is toss the bait out, boom, and you've
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  • got the shark.
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  • But here's what's so funny about a shark, when a shark will
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  • bite a bait with a hook, he's so big, he's so strong, he
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  • doesn't even know he's hooked for a while.
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  • It's hilarious.
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  • You like set the hook and even you hear the sound, zzz-zzz,
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  • and that shark's just like swimming along,
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  • no big deal.
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  • All of a sudden, though, when he feels the sting of the hook, he
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  • freaks, thrashes and splashes, and if you're in the water when
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  • a shark is hooked, you better get out of the water because
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  • they'll bite anything.
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  • And I've had sharks bite the bottom of a boat.
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  • I've seen sharks bite docks when they're hooked, because they're
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  • all messed up.
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  • The devil--think about this in your life and mine--does
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  • the same thing with me and with you.
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  • He chums the water.
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  • He goes, "Man, here is this guy, I know God has this amazing
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  • plan, this purpose for his life, so I don't want him to achieve
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  • that purpose and plan.
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  • Yes, he's a Christian, yes, he's walked the bridge, but I don't
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  • want him to achieve that," so what does he do?
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  • He chums the water.
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  • The devil knows where we're vulnerable and where we're
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  • valuable.
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  • He tempts me at my strengths and my weakness, but here's
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  • the good news.
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  • We have the power if we're a child of God inside
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  • of our lives.
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  • We've got the octane, we've got the strength to overcome any
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  • temptation thrown at us.
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  • Is that awesome?
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  • Any temptation, now I love trucks.
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  • I do, I've had trucks for a long, long time.
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  • Anybody like trucks?
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  • Well, as you know, there are different types of trucks,
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  • there's a half-ton, three-quarter ton, one ton, what
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  • that means is the truck's frame can only take a certain amount
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  • of weight, like half ton, three-quarter ton, that's
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  • the maximum weight.
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  • That's what God's word says.
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  • God's word tells you and me that the Lord will never allow
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  • a situation to occur in our life that he will not give us
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  • the strength and the power to come through it.
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  • In other words, he will never put too much on your frame or my
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  • frame that we go, "I just, I just, I just can't resist."
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  • God will always give us the strength.
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  • So what do we do?
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  • When the enemy begins to chum to try to attract us in things
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  • that are contrary to what God wants, we've got
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  • to realize that.
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  • How does a big shark become a big shark?
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  • A big shark becomes a big shark by looking at a lot of bait
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  • and not taking the bait, by looking at the hook
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  • and going, man, I don't want to mess around with that hook.
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  • Because that shark knows somehow within his little brain, if I
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  • take that hook, I'm gonna get in trouble.
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  • As I live my life, there's a lot of bait in the water, right?
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  • There's a lot of time out there, a lot of things that can mess
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  • all of us up, and we learn through our mistakes, we learn
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  • through taking the bait at the wrong time, because all
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  • of us have taken the bait at the wrong time.
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  • So what we have to do is the Bible says we need
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  • the wisdom of God.
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  • In other words, we need to be able to look past the bait
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  • to the hook and go, man, I don't wanna take that, even though
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  • it's enticing, even though it's good for a while.
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  • Think about that shark when he takes the bait.
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  • For a while he's like, man, I've gotten away with it.
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  • No big deal.
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  • I've eaten the stingray.
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  • Stingray is good shark bait.
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  • And like, man, the stingray's good, but little does he realize
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  • not only does he has the stingray, way the stingray
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  • has him.
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  • The stingray's hooked him.
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  • So I've had times in my life, so have you, where you're going,
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  • okay, I'm gonna take that bait even though I know I shouldn't.
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  • Boom, I'm taking the bait, we swim off like everything's fine,
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  • everything's cool, no big deal, and then all of a sudden, eh-eh,
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  • zzz-zzz, and we're in trouble, and we thrash and we splash
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  • and it can cause a lot of collateral damage.
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  • Am I right?
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  • So think about that.
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  • God--say this prayer every day--give me the wisdom to look
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  • past the chum, past the bait, to the consequences.
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  • Because here's one of the great things about God,
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  • we're not robots.
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  • We're not robots.
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  • We have a freedom of choice.
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  • I can choose to do, right?
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  • What I wanna do.
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  • So I can choose what I want to do, so can you, but I can't
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  • choose the consequences.
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  • In other words, there's a lot of stuff I can do, and I'm free
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  • to do it, but man, the consequences are lethal.
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  • So we need to sink past the hook to the consequences, because
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  • when the devil hooks you and me, I'm telling you,
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  • he's a good fisherman.
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  • He's not the fisherman Jesus is, I'm just gonna say.
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  • He wants to fight, "I'm gonna reel him in.
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  • I've got him, I've got him," and he throws us into the boat,
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  • but the devil does not release us.
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  • What does he do?
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  • He calls the taxidermist and stuffs us, right?
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  • And we're on his wall.
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  • And the devil's like, man, look at that guy, look at that girl,
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  • man, they took the bait.
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  • They didn't know I got them, and, man, they're on my wall
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  • for the rest of their lives.
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  • Then he whispers to you and me, man, you don't deserve to jump
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  • down off that wall.
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  • You took the bait, you messed up, but here's the good news
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  • about Jesus, because we've all messed up.
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  • Jesus practices catch and release.
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  • Yes, we've messed up, yes, we've taken the bait, yes, we know
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  • what happens when we get hooked up, and we thrash and splash, we
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  • understand that.
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  • We need to learn from our mistakes--and the Bible says
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  • that--to understand temptation, and we need to realize no matter
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  • what we've done, God wants to take us from the devil's
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  • trophy room and release us into a life of greatness.
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  • But I gotta tell you, man, but I gotta tell ya, you know,
  • 00:12:59.040 --> 00:13:04.000
  • the Bible keeps it real.
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  • People are always talkin' about, man, keep it real.
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  • Well, the Bible keeps it real.
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  • When you give your life to Christ, and I've been
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  • a Christian for a long time, you will be tempted.
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  • But here's the deal, God does not tempt us, did you know that?
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  • God does not tempt us, the devil tempts.
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  • God tests us to make us strong, the devil tempts us
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  • to make us do wrong.
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  • Say it with me, God tests us to make us strong, the devil
  • 00:13:32.130 --> 00:13:37.210
  • tempts us to make us do wrong.
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  • Well, here's what the half brother of Jesus said.
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  • Now think about this.
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  • This is the half brother of Jesus.
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  • People say, well, man, maybe Jesus fooled a bunch of people.
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  • You can't fool your family.
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  • Here's what he said, "James, when tempted--" not it might
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  • happen.
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  • Think about it, you're a shark, I'm a shark, right?
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  • And the devil's fishing for you and me.
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  • When tempted, no one should say, "Oh, God's tempting me."
  • 00:13:59.110 --> 00:14:03.060
  • Don't tag that on God.
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  • God cannot tempt, because if God could tempt you and me, he
  • 00:14:05.120 --> 00:14:09.230
  • wouldn't be God.
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  • The devil tempts, like a good fisherman.
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  • Hopefully, I'm a good fisherman.
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  • I know where sharks are at certain times, certain tides,
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  • high tide, low tide, the different currents.
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  • I know where sharks are, and I have friends that know where
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  • sharks are.
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  • So I'm gonna fish when they are the most vulnerable and when I
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  • can catch the biggest.
  • 00:14:29.130 --> 00:14:31.020
  • So no one should say, James chapter 1 verse 13, when
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  • tempted, God's tempting me, for God cannot be tempted
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  • by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.
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  • But each one is tempted when?
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  • By his own evil desire he's dragged away and enticed.
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  • Desire.
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  • Do you realize God has given us our desires?
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  • God thought desire up.
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  • If I didn't have the desire to eat, I'd die.
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  • If we didn't have the desire to drink water, we'd die.
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  • If we didn't have the desire to procreate,
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  • no one would be here.
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  • So desires are good.
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  • God says use my desires in a God-given way.
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  • But here's what I do sometimes when I mess up.
  • 00:15:13.210 --> 00:15:15.250
  • I'll take my God-given desire and use it in a God-forbidden
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  • way, and it works out well for a while.
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  • You got some kicks, but the kickbacks, man, are
  • 00:15:22.070 --> 00:15:26.010
  • absolutely wicked.
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  • That's why God says you're gonna be tempted, but each one's
  • 00:15:27.200 --> 00:15:31.000
  • tempted, by his own desire he's dragged away and enticed.
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  • This phrase dragged away in the original language
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  • is pronounced [speaking foreign language]
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  • It means to lure a fish from hiding.
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  • Is that unbelievable?
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  • That's why I've been talkin' about sharks.
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  • It's right in the Bible, to lure a fish, to lure a shark who's
  • 00:15:49.050 --> 00:15:53.030
  • just swimming along, and all of a sudden, boom, desire,
  • 00:15:53.040 --> 00:15:58.200
  • and desire hooks up with will, and then all of a sudden,
  • 00:15:58.210 --> 00:16:02.150
  • whatever is moving, he's taking him.
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  • Dragged away and enticed.
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  • Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and when
  • 00:16:07.270 --> 00:16:10.230
  • sin is full grown, it gives birth to death, James says.
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  • But check out James chapter 1 verses 16 and 17, Don't be
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  • deceived, my dear brothers.
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  • "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming
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  • down from the father of the heavenly lights, who does
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  • not change like shifting shadows."
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  • That's why we need--because we're fish--God-centration.
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  • Say it with me, God-centration.
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  • We concentrate on Jesus, we concentrate on living for him,
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  • we concentrate on the power that's inside of our lives,
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  • we concentrate not on our first birthday,
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  • but our second birthday.
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  • Our first birthday was when we were born, and we didn't have
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  • a choice on that matter, did we?
  • 00:16:55.150 --> 00:16:57.280
  • But I did have a choice when I was born again.
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  • Now, if I rely on my first birthday when I'm tempted,
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  • I'm toast.
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  • I mean, I'm gonna be on the devil's wall every time,
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  • 'cause I'm not strong enough, I'm not man enough to say no
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  • to that bait.
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  • No one is, but when we concentrate on our second
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  • birthday, the fact that we're born again--think about it,
  • 00:17:18.110 --> 00:17:21.050
  • man--we're adopted into the family of God.
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  • We can tap into his inheritance.
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  • Jesus is in our lives, the Holy Spirit's in our lives, and he
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  • gives us the power from the inside out to live
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  • the life that God has for us.
  • 00:17:33.260 --> 00:17:38.290
  • So that's my fishing story.
  • 00:17:39.000 --> 00:17:42.150
  • So what I would tell you is-- just to wrap things up--
  • 00:17:42.160 --> 00:17:47.160
  • the Bible says we should have enjoyment when
  • 00:17:47.170 --> 00:17:50.220
  • we face various trials.
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  • Okay, I'm facing a trial right now, and the reason you're
  • 00:17:52.240 --> 00:17:55.260
  • facing a trial is because God has something awesome right
  • 00:17:55.270 --> 00:18:00.080
  • around the corner.
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  • Man, I'm goin' through a difficult time
  • 00:18:03.120 --> 00:18:05.260
  • in my life.
  • 00:18:05.270 --> 00:18:07.260
  • I'm telling you, God has something great
  • 00:18:07.270 --> 00:18:09.270
  • around the corner, enjoyment.
  • 00:18:09.280 --> 00:18:11.210
  • So when trials come, again, enjoy 'em.
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  • Endurance.
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  • What are trials help me to do?
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  • Endure.
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  • I mean, if I didn't have trials, I wouldn't endure, man.
  • 00:18:19.050 --> 00:18:21.130
  • It'd be like okay, yeah, whatever.
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  • Endurance, staying the course, continuing the commitment.
  • 00:18:23.110 --> 00:18:29.110
  • So I've got enjoyment, God, I don't understand it, but I thank
  • 00:18:29.280 --> 00:18:33.080
  • you for this trial.
  • 00:18:33.090 --> 00:18:34.190
  • Now, God look at this, I know you're building something in my
  • 00:18:34.200 --> 00:18:39.010
  • life to crash through this quitting point.
  • 00:18:39.020 --> 00:18:42.060
  • And here's another one, enlargement.
  • 00:18:42.070 --> 00:18:45.280
  • It enlarges my sphere of influence and enlarges who I
  • 00:18:45.290 --> 00:18:50.270
  • am and enlarges God's plan for our lives.
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  • Temptation is real.
  • 00:18:56.250 --> 00:19:00.270
  • Jesus is the ultimate fisherman.
  • 00:19:00.280 --> 00:19:03.090
  • The devil is the fake fisherman.
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  • Let's ask God to give us the strength, the wisdom,
  • 00:19:07.070 --> 00:19:10.270
  • the power to look past the bait, past the hook,
  • 00:19:10.280 --> 00:19:16.270
  • to the consequences.
  • 00:19:16.280 --> 00:19:18.170
  • Let's make the choices that God desires.
  • 00:19:18.180 --> 00:19:22.160
  • Let's enjoy--I don't mean fake joy.
  • 00:19:22.170 --> 00:19:25.180
  • Enjoy the trials, knowing something right there is gonna
  • 00:19:25.190 --> 00:19:29.050
  • happen just right around the corner that's
  • 00:19:29.060 --> 00:19:31.100
  • awesome, and let's think about the endurance and how God
  • 00:19:31.110 --> 00:19:36.200
  • is gonna take his plan and expand it into a giant ocean
  • 00:19:36.210 --> 00:19:42.210
  • for you.
  • 00:19:43.190 --> 00:19:44.280
  • Let's pray together, Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank
  • 00:19:44.290 --> 00:19:46.270
  • you for this day.
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  • I thank you for this life.
  • 00:19:48.090 --> 00:19:50.040
  • I thank you for these men.
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  • I thank you for this incredible purpose that you have given all
  • 00:19:51.240 --> 00:19:55.090
  • of us, and if there's someone here and you've never walked
  • 00:19:55.100 --> 00:19:59.020
  • the bridge before, you can walk the bridge right now by simply
  • 00:19:59.030 --> 00:20:02.290
  • saying Jesus, I'm a sinner, I've messed up.
  • 00:20:03.000 --> 00:20:08.080
  • I turn from my sins, and I turn to you.
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  • I believe you lived perfectly, died sacrificially, rose bodily,
  • 00:20:13.020 --> 00:20:19.020
  • and right now I give my life to you.
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  • I walk the bridge.
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  • Give me the strength to discover your great purpose for my life.
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  • In Jesus's name we pray, amen.
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  • Hey, guys, thank you for being a part of Fellowship Church,
  • 00:20:38.060 --> 00:20:43.060
  • and come see us very, very soon.
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  • I'm telling you, the best is yet to be.
  • 00:20:45.280 --> 00:20:51.280
  • Ed Young: The C3 Conference, the Creative Church Conference,
  • 00:20:52.260 --> 00:20:56.160
  • there's no conference like it.
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  • It's two days where it's like drinking out
  • 00:20:58.030 --> 00:21:01.210
  • of a fire hydrant.
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  • I'm gonna be there, my wife will be there, Dr. Don Lichi,
  • 00:21:03.130 --> 00:21:05.270
  • OS Hawkins, Louie Giglio, Phil Dooley, Priscilla
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  • Shirer, and Charles Nieman, it's going to be great.
  • 00:21:10.010 --> 00:21:13.160
  • We talk about the real and the raw of the church,
  • 00:21:13.170 --> 00:21:17.180
  • we love systems, we love organization, but we talk
  • 00:21:17.190 --> 00:21:20.010
  • about what happens when you apply some of those things, what
  • 00:21:20.020 --> 00:21:23.120
  • happens in the trenches of church, that's C3.
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  • Go to c3conference.com to register,
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  • and I'll see you there.
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  • 00:21:36.040 --> 00:21:46.010
  • 00:21:46.020 --> 00:21:50.210
  • Ed Young: I want to thank all you guys, I want to thank all
  • 00:21:50.220 --> 00:21:53.030
  • you guys for your heart, your passion, and we love we love
  • 00:21:53.040 --> 00:21:59.030
  • being a part of this.
  • 00:21:59.040 --> 00:22:00.160
  • It's so great that we're all a part of God's church, isn't
  • 00:22:00.170 --> 00:22:04.060
  • that great?
  • 00:22:04.070 --> 00:22:05.170
  • So you just remember continue to follow Jesus.
  • 00:22:05.180 --> 00:22:09.140
  • It's not always easy, is it?
  • 00:22:09.150 --> 00:22:11.020
  • It's not easy for me, it's not easy for you, but I'm telling
  • 00:22:11.030 --> 00:22:13.130
  • you, greater is he who is in you than he who is of the world.
  • 00:22:13.140 --> 00:22:19.140
  • We got the power, we got the strength.
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  • So I'm gonna pray for you guys before this last song.
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  • Prayer for you and your families, Father, in the name
  • 00:22:25.170 --> 00:22:28.070
  • of Jesus I thank you for all of these men.
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  • Lord, I thank you for the freedom that we have
  • 00:22:31.130 --> 00:22:34.140
  • in you, and God, you have all of us here right now taking
  • 00:22:34.150 --> 00:22:40.150
  • up space on this beautiful planet for a reason
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  • and a purpose.
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  • May we listen to you, may we rely on your strength and your
  • 00:22:45.240 --> 00:22:50.230
  • power to live that incredible life.
  • 00:22:50.240 --> 00:22:53.260
  • May we face the teeth of temptation and know, God,
  • 00:22:53.270 --> 00:22:58.060
  • that you'll never, ever, ever put us in a situation that you
  • 00:22:58.070 --> 00:23:01.280
  • will not give us the strength to come through.
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  • I pray for their families, God, for just everybody whose
  • 00:23:04.080 --> 00:23:09.110
  • associated with these men.
  • 00:23:09.120 --> 00:23:11.160
  • You know the names, you know the faces, you know where they
  • 00:23:11.170 --> 00:23:14.250
  • are, bless them, anoint them, and if any one of their family
  • 00:23:14.260 --> 00:23:19.200
  • members don't know you personally, I pray, God, that
  • 00:23:19.210 --> 00:23:23.230
  • they bow the knee and lay it down and give it all to you.
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  • Thank you for this, our church, right here in this, your place.
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  • In Christ's name we pray, amen.
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  • Amen, amen, amen.
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  • Let's do it.
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  • 00:23:46.150 --> 00:23:56.140
  • 00:23:56.150 --> 00:24:01.170
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  • Though the road is long and broken
  • 00:24:07.230 --> 00:24:12.140
  • I will sing from a heart that's full
  • 00:24:12.150 --> 00:24:18.050
  • And I can write the book on your wanders
  • 00:24:18.060 --> 00:24:23.160
  • through the storm you were faithful
  • 00:24:23.170 --> 00:24:28.240
  • And though my heart's been beaten and broken
  • 00:24:31.130 --> 00:24:36.100
  • I am stronger today in your love
  • 00:24:36.110 --> 00:24:41.280
  • And it has bent my knees, and now my hands are open
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  • Now I thank you for all you've done
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  • 00:24:52.190 --> 00:24:55.120
  • Hallelujah
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  • What a savior you've been
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  • You were faithful then, you were faithful now
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  • you'll be faithful to the end
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  • Hallelujah
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  • What a savior you've been
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  • You were faithful then, you were faithful now
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  • you'll be faithful to the end
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  • You were faithful then, you were faithful now
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  • you'll be faithful to the end
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  • You were faithful then, you were faithful now
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  • you'll be faithful to the end
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  • [applauding]
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  • Ed Young: It's been a wonderful year at Ed Young Television.
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  • Thank you so much for allowing us to come into your home each
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  • and every week.
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  • You guys are absolutely amazing.
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  • Thank you for your generosity.
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  • Because of that that's why we're on.
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  • There's so many great things happening
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  • at Ed Young Television.
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  • I think about the orphanages, I think about our retreat center,
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  • I think about so many other things.
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  • Just go to our website, edyoung.com, and you'll see
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  • what's happening.
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  • So we would love for you to partner with us.
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  • All of us are blessed to be blessings, and as, again, we
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  • draw near to the end of the year, as we think
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  • about this time of giving, make sure to include Ed Young
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  • Television in your generosity.
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  • Because next year is gonna be awesome, and it can only happen
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  • because of your generosity.
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  • Thanks again and have a Merry, Merry Christmas.
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