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God Loves Imperfect People

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July 6, 2019
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Joel Osteen

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God Loves Imperfect People

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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • GOD BLESS YOU. IT'S SUCH A JOY
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  • TO COME INTO YOUR HOMES.
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  • IF YOU'RE EVER IN OUR AREA
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  • PLEASE STOP BY AND BE A PART
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  • OF ONE OF OUR SERVICES.
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  • I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE YOU
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  • FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.
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  • I SAY IT OFTEN; THESE ARE THE
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  • FINEST PEOPLE IN ALL OF HOUSTON,
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  • TEXAS RIGHT HERE AT LAKEWOOD.
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  • (CHEERING)
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  • COME OUT AND SEE US.
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • THANKS FOR TUNING IN. THANK YOU
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  • AGAIN FOR COMING OUT TODAY.
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  • I LIKE TO START WITH SOMETHING
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  • FUNNY.
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS MINISTER THAT
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  • DIED. HE WAS STANDING IN LINE
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  • AT THE PEARLY GATES.
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  • THE MAN IN FRONT OF HIM WAS
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  • DRESSED IN A LOUD T-SHIRT, BLUE
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  • JEANS AND SUNGLASSES.
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  • SAINT PETER SAID, "SIR, WHAT'S
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  • YOUR NAME?"
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  • HE SAID, "JOE COHEN. I'M A TAXI
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  • CAB DRIVER, NEW YORK CITY."
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  • PETER CHECKED HIS LIST, HANDED
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  • HIM A GOLD STAFF AND A SILK ROBE
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  • AND SAID, "WELCOME TO HEAVEN."
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  • THE MINISTER STEPPED UP AND
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  • SAID, "MY NAME IS REVEREND
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  • JOSEPH SNOW. I'M THE PASTOR OF
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  • SAINT MARY'S CATHEDRAL."
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  • PETER CHECKED HIS LIST AND
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  • HANDED HIM A WOODEN STAFF AND A
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  • COTTON ROBE.
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  • "HEY, WAIT A MINUTE. THIS IS
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  • NOT FAIR. THE TAXICAB DRIVER
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  • GOT A GOLD STAFF, A SILK ROBE.
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  • HOW COULD THAT BE?"
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  • PETER SAID, "SIR, UP HERE WE
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  • WORK BY RESULTS. WHEN YOU
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  • PREACHED, PEOPLE SLEPT BUT WHEN
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  • HE DROVE, PEOPLE PRAYED."
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  • (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
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  • HOLD UP YOUR BIBLE.
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT THE WORD
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  • OF GOD.
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS:
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  • MY MIND IS ALERT.
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  • MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • ABOUT HOW GOD LOVES IMPERFECT
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  • PEOPLE.
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  • MOST OF THE TIME WE BELIEVE GOD
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  • LOVES US AS LONG AS WE'RE MAKING
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  • GOOD DECISIONS, RESISTING
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  • TEMPTATION, TREATING PEOPLE
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  • RIGHT.
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  • WE KNOW GOD LOVES US.
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  • WE KNOW HE'S ON OUR SIDE.
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  • BUT THE PROBLEM WITH THIS KIND
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  • OF REASONING IS WE ALL MAKE
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  • MISTAKES. NO MATTER HOW GOOD OF
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  • A PERSON YOU ARE THERE WILL BE
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  • TIMES THAT YOU DON'T PERFORM
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  • PERFECTLY, TIMES THAT YOU HAVE
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  • DOUBTS, TIMES THAT YOU FAIL.
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  • YOU KNOW YOU SHOULD BITE YOUR
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  • TONGUE BUT YOU TOLD THEM OFF
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  • ANYWAY. YOU SAID IT WOULD BE
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  • THE LAST TIME BUT YOU GAVE INTO
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  • COMPROMISE ONCE AGAIN.
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  • WHEN WE DON'T PERFORM PERFECTLY
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  • IT'S EASY TO THINK THAT GOD IS
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  • FAR FROM US.
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  • "I BLEW IT. GOD WOULD NEVER
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  • HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ME."
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  • I HAVE PEOPLE ASK ME ALL THE
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  • TIME, "JOEL, WILL YOU PRAY FOR
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  • ME? I KNOW GOD WOULD NEVER HEAR
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  • MY PRAYERS, NOT WITH THE LIFE
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  • I'VE LIVED, THE MISTAKES I'VE
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  • MADE."
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  • I SAY THIS RESPECTFULLY BUT
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  • SOMETIMES RELIGION PUSHES PEOPLE
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  • DOWN. IT SAYS, "IF YOU TURN
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  • YOUR BACK ON GOD, GOD WILL TURN
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  • HIS BACK ON YOU.
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  • IF YOU MAKE POOR CHOICES DON'T
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  • EXPECT GOD TO BAIL YOU OUT.
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  • IT WAS YOUR OWN FAULT."
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  • NO, THE TRUTH IS WHEN YOU FALL
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  • GOD DOESN'T TURN AWAY FROM YOU.
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  • HE COMES RUNNING TOWARD YOU.
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  • WHEN YOU BLOW IT, GOD DOESN'T
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  • SAY, "TOO BAD. YOU HAD YOUR
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  • CHANCE."
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  • HE COMES AFTER YOU WITH A
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  • GREATER PASSION.
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  • I HEARD SOMEBODY SAY, "WHEN YOU
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  • MAKE A MISTAKE GOD DOESN'T LOVE
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  • YOU THE SAME. HE LOVES YOU A
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  • LITTLE BIT MORE, SO MUCH SO,
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  • THAT HE PURSUES YOU.
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  • HE WILL TURN UP THE INTENSITY.
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  • HE WON'T LEAVE YOU ALONE UNTIL
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  • HE SEES YOU RESTORED AND BACK ON
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  • THE RIGHT COURSE."
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  • IN OTHER WORDS, GOD WILL EXPRESS
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  • HIS LOVE IN A GREATER WAY.
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  • HE WILL SEND PEOPLE ACROSS YOUR
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  • PATH TO ENCOURAGE YOU, TO HELP
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  • REIGNITE YOUR FAITH. OR MAYBE
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  • OUT WALKING THROUGH THE
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  • NEIGHBORHOOD, YOU HEAR THE
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  • CHURCH BELLS RINGING. YOU FEEL
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  • A WARM-NESS ON THE INSIDE.
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  • THAT'S THE MERCY OF GOD COMING
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  • AFTER YOU, SAYING, "YOU MAY HAVE
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  • BLOWN IT BUT YOU'RE STILL MY
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  • CHILD. YOU MAY HAVE LET ME DOWN
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  • BUT I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOU
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  • DOWN. YOU MAY HAVE LOST FAITH
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  • IN ME BUT I HAVEN'T LOST FAITH
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  • IN YOU."
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  • FRIENDS, WE DON'T HAVE TO HAVE
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  • A PERFECT PERFORMANCE WHERE WE
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  • NEVER HAVE A DOUBT, WE NEVER
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  • MAKE A MISTAKE.
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  • AND CERTAINLY, WE SHOULD TRY OUR
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  • BEST EACH DAY TO HONOR GOD.
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  • BUT WHAT I'M SAYING IS DON'T
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  • BEAT YOURSELF UP IF YOU DON'T
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  • PERFORM PERFECTLY ALL THE TIME.
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  • GOD LOVES IMPERFECT PEOPLE.
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  • THINK ABOUT PETER. BEFORE JESUS
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  • CHOSE HIM TO BECOME A DISCIPLE,
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  • JESUS KNEW THAT PETER WOULD
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  • DENY HIM, BUT HE CHOSE HIM
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  • ANYWAY. GOD KNOWS EVERY MISTAKE
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  • THAT WE WILL EVER MAKE.
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  • ALL OF OUR DAYS HAVE BEEN
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  • WRITTEN IN HIS BOOK FROM THE
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  • BEGINNING TO THE END.
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  • GOD KNOWS EVERY TIME WE WILL
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  • FAIL, EVERY TIME WE TAKE THE
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  • EASY WAY OUT, EVERY TIME YOU
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  • WILL LOSE YOUR TEMPER.
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  • THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD STILL CHOSE
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  • YOU. HE STILL SAYS, "THAT'S MY
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  • CHILD," AND HE WILL STILL HELP
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  • YOU FULFILL YOUR DESTINY.
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  • WHY? BECAUSE GOD'S LOVE IS NOT
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  • BASED ON OUR PERFORMANCE.
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  • IT'S BASED ON OUR RELATIONSHIP.
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  • WE ARE HIS CHILDREN.
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • WHEN JESUS WAS ABOUT TO BE
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  • CRUCIFIED, HE SAID TO PETER,
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  • "YOU WILL DENY ME THREE TIMES
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  • BEFORE THE ROOSTER CROWS
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  • TONIGHT."
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  • PETER SAID, "NO, JESUS. I'M
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  • YOUR MOST FAITHFUL DISCIPLE.
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  • I'LL STICK WITH YOU THROUGH
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  • THICK AND THIN TO THE VERY END."
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  • THEY ARRESTED JESUS. PETER WAS
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  • WATCHING IT ALL TAKE PLACE FROM
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  • A DISTANCE. A YOUNG LADY CAME
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  • OVER AND POINTED AT PETER AND
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  • SAID, "HE IS ONE OF HIS
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  • FOLLOWERS. I'VE SEEN THIS MAN
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  • WITH JESUS."
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  • PETER SAID, "NO, MA'AM. YOU'VE
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  • GOT IT WRONG. YOU'RE MISTAKEN.
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  • I DON'T KNOW THE MAN."
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  • HE DENIED HIM ONCE.
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  • IT HAPPENED A SECOND TIME.
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  • THE THIRD TIME THE GIRL CAME
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  • OVER EVEN MORE EMPHATICALLY.
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  • SAID TO THE GUARDS, "I KNOW HE
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  • IS ONE OF HIS FOLLOWERS.
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  • I'M CERTAIN THAT I HAVE SEEN
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  • THIS MAN WITH JESUS."
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  • THIS TIME PETER GOT UPSET,
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  • STARTED CURSING, SWEARING.
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  • "GIRL, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING
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  • ABOUT? YOU'RE MAKING ALL THIS
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  • UP. I'VE NEVER SEEN THE MAN."
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  • RIGHT ON QUEUE THE ROOSTER
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  • CROWED.
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  • JESUS LOOKED OVER AT PETER.
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  • THEIR EYES MET. YOU CAN IMAGINE
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  • HOW PETER MUST HAVE FELT.
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  • WHEN JESUS NEEDED HIM THE MOST,
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  • WHEN HE WAS AT HIS LOWEST
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  • MOMENT, IF HE EVER NEEDED A
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  • FRIEND TO STICK UP FOR HIM, IT
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  • WOULD HAVE BEEN RIGHT THEN BUT
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  • PETER DIDN'T DO IT.
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "PETER WENT
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  • OUT AND WEPT BITTERLY."
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  • HE FELT ASHAMED.
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  • NO DOUBT HE WAS BEATING HIMSELF
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  • UP, THINKING, "PETER, WHAT IS
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  • WRONG WITH YOU? HOW COULD I BE
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  • SUCH A COWARD?"
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  • NOT LONG AFTER THAT THEY
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  • CRUCIFIED JESUS. PETER NEVER
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  • HAD A CHANCE TO MAKE THINGS
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  • RIGHT. HE NEVER HAD THE CHANCE
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  • TO SAY, "JESUS, I'M SORRY.
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  • I BLEW IT. I PROMISE YOU I'LL
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  • BE THERE FOR YOU NEXT TIME."
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  • HE HAD TO CARRY THE GUILT, THE
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  • HEAVINESS OF BETRAYING HIS
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  • FRIEND; THE MESSIAH, WHOM HE
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  • DEARLY LOVED.
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  • WE'VE ALL MADE MISTAKES.
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  • WE'VE ALL FAILED. BUT NONE OF
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  • US HAVE FAILED AS BIG AS PETER.
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  • NONE OF US HAVE DENIED CHRIST
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  • WHEN HE NEEDED US THE MOST, WHEN
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  • HE WAS ABOUT TO BE CRUCIFIED.
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  • YOU WOULD THINK THAT PETER WOULD
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  • HAVE MISSED HIS DESTINY.
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  • SURELY GOD WOULDN'T HAVE
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  • ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIM.
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  • NO, WHEN YOU MAKE A MISTAKE GOD
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  • DOESN'T TURN AWAY FROM YOU.
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  • HE TURNS TO YOU. HE DOESN'T
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  • LOVE YOU LESS. HE LOVES YOU
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  • MORE. HE COMES AFTER YOU.
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  • THEY CRUCIFIED JESUS ON FRIDAY.
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  • SUNDAY MORNING, MARY WENT TO THE
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  • TOMB TO CHECK ON HIS BODY.
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  • WHEN SHE ARRIVED SHE NOTICED
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  • THAT THE STONE WAS ROLLED AWAY.
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  • SHE WENT IN AND THE ANGEL
  • 00:07:22.270 --> 00:07:24.170
  • APPEARED AND SAID, "MARY, DON'T
  • 00:07:24.170 --> 00:07:26.030
  • BE AFRAID. JESUS IS NOT HERE.
  • 00:07:26.030 --> 00:07:28.220
  • HE IS RISEN. NOW GO TELL HIS
  • 00:07:28.220 --> 00:07:30.170
  • DISCIPLES AND PETER THAT HE IS
  • 00:07:30.170 --> 00:07:32.190
  • ALIVE."
  • 00:07:32.190 --> 00:07:35.150
  • OUT OF ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE
  • 00:07:35.150 --> 00:07:36.280
  • WORLD GOD COULD HAVE MENTIONED
  • 00:07:36.280 --> 00:07:38.280
  • AT THIS HISTORIC TIME, THE ONLY
  • 00:07:38.280 --> 00:07:40.190
  • PERSON HE SPECIFICALLY POINTED
  • 00:07:40.190 --> 00:07:42.200
  • OUT WAS PETER.
  • 00:07:42.200 --> 00:07:44.250
  • GOD WAS SAYING, "PETER, I KNOW
  • 00:07:44.250 --> 00:07:46.060
  • YOU THINK I'M DISAPPOINTED IN
  • 00:07:46.060 --> 00:07:48.090
  • YOU AND I'LL NEVER HAVE ANYTHING
  • 00:07:48.090 --> 00:07:49.170
  • TO DO WITH YOU.
  • 00:07:49.170 --> 00:07:50.270
  • BUT PETER, THAT'S NOT WHO I AM.
  • 00:07:50.270 --> 00:07:53.100
  • I'M THE GOD OF ANOTHER CHANCE.
  • 00:07:53.100 --> 00:07:55.000
  • WHEN YOU FALL, I COME RUNNING
  • 00:07:55.000 --> 00:07:56.130
  • TOWARD YOU."
  • 00:07:56.130 --> 00:07:57.210
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:07:57.210 --> 00:07:59.020
  • "WHEN YOU TURN YOUR BACK ON ME,
  • 00:07:59.020 --> 00:08:00.050
  • I DON'T TURN MY BACK ON YOU."
  • 00:08:00.080 --> 00:08:03.080
  • ON THIS RESURRECTION SUNDAY,
  • 00:08:03.080 --> 00:08:05.040
  • GOD IS SAYING TO ALL THE PEOPLE
  • 00:08:05.040 --> 00:08:06.230
  • THAT HAVE FALLEN, THE PEOPLE
  • 00:08:06.230 --> 00:08:08.020
  • THAT HAVE MADE MISTAKES, "I'M
  • 00:08:08.020 --> 00:08:09.210
  • NOT ONLY ALIVE BUT I STILL LOVE
  • 00:08:09.210 --> 00:08:11.170
  • YOU. I STILL BELIEVE IN YOU.
  • 00:08:11.170 --> 00:08:14.000
  • IF YOU WILL LET GO OF THE GUILT
  • 00:08:14.000 --> 00:08:15.110
  • AND MOVE FORWARD I WILL STILL
  • 00:08:15.110 --> 00:08:17.040
  • GET YOU TO WHERE YOU ARE
  • 00:08:17.040 --> 00:08:19.060
  • SUPPOSED TO BE."
  • 00:08:19.060 --> 00:08:20.260
  • NOW YOU'VE GOT TO DO YOUR PART
  • 00:08:20.260 --> 00:08:21.290
  • AND RECEIVE GOD'S MERCY.
  • 00:08:21.290 --> 00:08:24.150
  • IF PETER WOULD HAVE LISTENED TO
  • 00:08:24.150 --> 00:08:25.250
  • THE ACCUSING VOICES AND GONE
  • 00:08:25.250 --> 00:08:27.250
  • AROUND BEATING HIMSELF UP HE
  • 00:08:27.250 --> 00:08:29.150
  • WOULD HAVE GOTTEN STUCK WHERE
  • 00:08:29.150 --> 00:08:31.100
  • HE WAS. I CAN IMAGINE WHEN HE
  • 00:08:31.100 --> 00:08:33.040
  • HEARD MARY SAY, "PETER, THE
  • 00:08:33.040 --> 00:08:36.040
  • ANGEL SPECIFICALLY SAID TO TELL
  • 00:08:36.040 --> 00:08:37.270
  • YOU THAT JESUS IS ALIVE."
  • 00:08:38.050 --> 00:08:41.050
  • HE SAID, "MARY, DID HE REALLY
  • 00:08:41.050 --> 00:08:41.270
  • CALL MY NAME?"
  • 00:08:41.270 --> 00:08:43.270
  • "YES. HE SAID, 'TELL PETER.'"
  • 00:08:43.270 --> 00:08:45.260
  • PETER HEARD THAT. SOMETHING
  • 00:08:45.260 --> 00:08:47.070
  • IGNITED ON THE INSIDE. HE SHOOK
  • 00:08:47.070 --> 00:08:49.060
  • OFF THE GUILT. HE SHOOK OFF THE
  • 00:08:49.060 --> 00:08:51.020
  • SELF-PITY AND SAID, "I MAY HAVE
  • 00:08:51.020 --> 00:08:53.070
  • BLOWN IT IN THE PAST BUT THAT
  • 00:08:53.070 --> 00:08:54.260
  • DOESN'T HAVE TO KEEP ME FROM MY
  • 00:08:54.260 --> 00:08:56.120
  • FUTURE. I'M STILL GOING TO
  • 00:08:56.120 --> 00:08:57.210
  • BECOME WHAT GOD HAS CREATED ME
  • 00:08:57.210 --> 00:08:59.200
  • TO BE."
  • 00:08:59.200 --> 00:09:00.220
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:09:00.220 --> 00:09:02.060
  • NOT LONG AFTER THAT, PETER
  • 00:09:02.060 --> 00:09:03.100
  • WENT OUT AND MINISTERED AND
  • 00:09:03.100 --> 00:09:04.200
  • 3.000 PEOPLE CAME TO KNOW THE
  • 00:09:04.200 --> 00:09:06.100
  • LORD--THE MOST EVER RECORDED IN
  • 00:09:06.100 --> 00:09:08.010
  • THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:09:08.010 --> 00:09:10.200
  • IT WOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED IF
  • 00:09:10.200 --> 00:09:12.000
  • PETER DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THIS
  • 00:09:12.000 --> 00:09:13.130
  • PRINCIPLE.
  • 00:09:13.130 --> 00:09:14.270
  • GOD DOESN'T WRITE US OFF WHEN WE
  • 00:09:14.270 --> 00:09:16.040
  • MAKE MISTAKES. GOD DOESN'T
  • 00:09:16.040 --> 00:09:17.210
  • CANCEL OUR DESTINY BECAUSE
  • 00:09:17.210 --> 00:09:19.270
  • WE'VE TAKEN A FEW DETOURS.
  • 00:09:19.270 --> 00:09:22.160
  • SOME OF YOU TODAY, YOU'RE KIND
  • 00:09:22.160 --> 00:09:24.050
  • OF DOWN ON YOURSELF BECAUSE
  • 00:09:24.050 --> 00:09:25.210
  • YOU'RE NOT WHERE YOU THOUGHT YOU
  • 00:09:25.210 --> 00:09:26.260
  • WOULD BE IN LIFE.
  • 00:09:26.260 --> 00:09:28.040
  • YOU'VE MADE SOME POOR CHOICES.
  • 00:09:28.040 --> 00:09:29.100
  • NOW YOU'RE LETTING THE GUILT
  • 00:09:29.100 --> 00:09:30.180
  • WEIGH YOU DOWN.
  • 00:09:30.180 --> 00:09:32.180
  • THAT HEAVINESS IS KEEPING YOU
  • 00:09:32.180 --> 00:09:34.010
  • FROM GOD'S BEST.
  • 00:09:34.010 --> 00:09:35.270
  • BUT JUST LIKE GOD SPECIFICALLY
  • 00:09:35.270 --> 00:09:37.220
  • CALLED PETER'S NAME HE IS
  • 00:09:37.220 --> 00:09:39.100
  • CALLING YOUR NAME TODAY, SAYING,
  • 00:09:39.100 --> 00:09:41.170
  • "TELL JOHN, TELL WILLIAM, TELL
  • 00:09:41.170 --> 00:09:44.130
  • RICARDO, TELL SHANNON, TELL
  • 00:09:44.130 --> 00:09:45.230
  • MARIA, I HAVE FORGIVEN THEM.
  • 00:09:45.230 --> 00:09:48.140
  • I AM NOT DISAPPOINTED IN THEM.
  • 00:09:48.140 --> 00:09:50.030
  • I AM NOT WITHHOLDING MY
  • 00:09:50.030 --> 00:09:51.090
  • BLESSING. I STILL HAVE AN
  • 00:09:51.090 --> 00:09:52.160
  • AMAZING FUTURE IN FRONT OF
  • 00:09:52.160 --> 00:09:53.220
  • THEM."
  • 00:09:53.220 --> 00:09:55.130
  • GOD IS CALLING YOUR NAME TODAY.
  • 00:09:55.130 --> 00:09:57.220
  • HE IS RUNNING TOWARD YOU.
  • 00:09:57.220 --> 00:09:59.060
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:09:59.060 --> 00:10:00.160
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, IT TALKS
  • 00:10:00.160 --> 00:10:01.160
  • ABOUT THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE
  • 00:10:01.160 --> 00:10:02.230
  • GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF
  • 00:10:02.230 --> 00:10:03.210
  • JACOB.
  • 00:10:03.210 --> 00:10:05.130
  • I CAN UNDERSTAND HOW HE IS THE
  • 00:10:05.130 --> 00:10:06.160
  • GOD OF ABRAHAM. ABRAHAM IS THE
  • 00:10:06.160 --> 00:10:08.010
  • FATHER OF OUR FAITH.
  • 00:10:08.010 --> 00:10:10.160
  • I CAN UNDERSTAND HOW HE IS THE
  • 00:10:10.160 --> 00:10:11.210
  • GOD OF ISAAC. ISAAC WAS
  • 00:10:11.210 --> 00:10:13.080
  • EXTREMELY OBEDIENT, EVEN
  • 00:10:13.080 --> 00:10:15.100
  • WILLING TO BE SACRIFICED.
  • 00:10:15.100 --> 00:10:17.280
  • BUT WHEN IT SAYS HE IS THE GOD
  • 00:10:17.280 --> 00:10:19.060
  • OF JACOB THAT DOESN'T MAKE A LOT
  • 00:10:19.060 --> 00:10:21.050
  • OF SENSE. JACOB WAS A CHEATER.
  • 00:10:21.230 --> 00:10:24.230
  • HE WENT AROUND DECEIVING PEOPLE.
  • 00:10:24.230 --> 00:10:25.240
  • HE STOLE HIS BROTHER'S
  • 00:10:25.240 --> 00:10:27.110
  • BIRTHRIGHT. JACOB WAS KNOWN FOR
  • 00:10:27.110 --> 00:10:29.020
  • MAKING POOR CHOICES.
  • 00:10:29.020 --> 00:10:31.240
  • YET GOD IS CALLED THE GOD OF
  • 00:10:31.240 --> 00:10:33.020
  • ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB.
  • 00:10:33.020 --> 00:10:35.180
  • WHAT WAS GOD SAYING?
  • 00:10:35.180 --> 00:10:37.080
  • "I'M NOT JUST THE GOD OF PERFECT
  • 00:10:37.080 --> 00:10:38.230
  • PEOPLE. I'M NOT JUST THE GOD OF
  • 00:10:38.230 --> 00:10:41.090
  • PEOPLE THAT NEVER MAKE A
  • 00:10:41.090 --> 00:10:42.200
  • MISTAKE. I'M THE GOD OF PEOPLE
  • 00:10:42.200 --> 00:10:44.210
  • THAT HAVE FAILED. I'M THE GOD
  • 00:10:44.210 --> 00:10:46.040
  • OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE BLOWN IT.
  • 00:10:46.040 --> 00:10:48.100
  • I'M THE GOD OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE
  • 00:10:48.100 --> 00:10:49.110
  • HAD A ROUGH PAST."
  • 00:10:49.110 --> 00:10:52.010
  • IT'S INTERESTING, LATER IN
  • 00:10:52.010 --> 00:10:53.030
  • JACOB'S LIFE HE CHANGED HIS
  • 00:10:53.030 --> 00:10:54.210
  • WAYS. HE GOT HIS LIFE
  • 00:10:54.210 --> 00:10:56.090
  • STRAIGHTENED OUT.
  • 00:10:56.090 --> 00:10:58.160
  • GOD CHANGED HIS NAME FROM JACOB
  • 00:10:58.160 --> 00:10:59.260
  • TO ISRAEL. THAT WAS TO SIGNIFY
  • 00:10:59.260 --> 00:11:02.110
  • HIS NEW BEGINNING.
  • 00:11:02.110 --> 00:11:05.080
  • GOD COULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN AS THE
  • 00:11:05.080 --> 00:11:06.150
  • GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND
  • 00:11:06.150 --> 00:11:08.000
  • ISRAEL. THAT SEEMS TO MAKE MORE
  • 00:11:08.000 --> 00:11:10.130
  • SENSE. THAT WAS HIS NEW NAME
  • 00:11:10.130 --> 00:11:11.210
  • ONCE HE WAS RESTORED AND
  • 00:11:11.210 --> 00:11:13.020
  • REDEEMED.
  • 00:11:13.020 --> 00:11:15.060
  • NO, GOD ON PURPOSE LEFT IT AS
  • 00:11:15.060 --> 00:11:17.150
  • THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND
  • 00:11:17.150 --> 00:11:19.210
  • JACOB TO FOREVER SETTLE IT THAT
  • 00:11:19.210 --> 00:11:22.100
  • "I'M NOT JUST THE GOD OF PERFECT
  • 00:11:22.100 --> 00:11:24.080
  • PEOPLE. I'M THE GOD OF
  • 00:11:24.080 --> 00:11:25.260
  • IMPERFECT PEOPLE TOO."
  • 00:11:25.260 --> 00:11:27.040
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:11:27.040 --> 00:11:29.100
  • NOW YOU MAY HAVE MADE MISTAKES
  • 00:11:29.100 --> 00:11:30.030
  • BUT BE ENCOURAGED. HE IS THE
  • 00:11:30.030 --> 00:11:31.270
  • GOD OF JACOB. HE IS STILL YOUR
  • 00:11:31.270 --> 00:11:33.110
  • GOD.
  • 00:11:33.110 --> 00:11:34.250
  • YOU MAY HAVE LOST YOUR TEMPER,
  • 00:11:34.250 --> 00:11:36.210
  • STRUGGLED WITH AN ADDICTION,
  • 00:11:36.210 --> 00:11:38.050
  • COMPROMISED YOUR INTEGRITY.
  • 00:11:38.050 --> 00:11:39.260
  • DON'T BEAT YOURSELF UP.
  • 00:11:39.260 --> 00:11:41.040
  • HE IS THE GOD OF JACOB.
  • 00:11:41.040 --> 00:11:42.160
  • HE IS YOUR GOD TOO.
  • 00:11:42.160 --> 00:11:44.050
  • IN THE BOOK OF JOHN THERE WAS A
  • 00:11:44.050 --> 00:11:45.150
  • LADY THAT HAD BEEN MARRIED FIVE
  • 00:11:45.150 --> 00:11:47.000
  • TIMES. SHE WAS LIVING WITH THE
  • 00:11:47.000 --> 00:11:48.180
  • SIXTH MAN. YOU COULD IMAGINE
  • 00:11:48.180 --> 00:11:50.100
  • THE HEARTACHE AND PAIN THAT SHE
  • 00:11:50.100 --> 00:11:52.090
  • HAD GONE THROUGH.
  • 00:11:52.090 --> 00:11:53.280
  • I'M SURE SHE FELT BEATEN DOWN BY
  • 00:11:53.280 --> 00:11:55.060
  • LIFE; NOT REALLY LIVING, JUST
  • 00:11:55.060 --> 00:11:57.070
  • EXISTING.
  • 00:11:57.070 --> 00:11:59.060
  • JESUS WAS ABOUT TO TRAVEL TO
  • 00:11:59.060 --> 00:12:00.210
  • ANOTHER CITY AND TOLD HIS
  • 00:12:00.210 --> 00:12:01.290
  • DISCIPLES, "I MUST GO THROUGH
  • 00:12:01.290 --> 00:12:03.190
  • SAMARIA."
  • 00:12:03.190 --> 00:12:06.130
  • THEY SAID, "NO, JESUS. THAT'S
  • 00:12:06.130 --> 00:12:07.150
  • THE LONG WAY. THERE'S A
  • 00:12:07.150 --> 00:12:09.010
  • SHORTCUT. THERE'S A MUCH
  • 00:12:09.010 --> 00:12:10.070
  • QUICKER ROUTE." THEY TRIED TO
  • 00:12:10.070 --> 00:12:11.190
  • TALK HIM OUT OF IT.
  • 00:12:11.190 --> 00:12:13.140
  • HE SAID, "NO, YOU DON'T
  • 00:12:13.140 --> 00:12:14.210
  • UNDERSTAND. I MUST GO THROUGH
  • 00:12:14.210 --> 00:12:16.150
  • SAMARIA. THERE'S A WOMAN THERE
  • 00:12:16.150 --> 00:12:18.010
  • THAT FEELS CONDEMNED.
  • 00:12:18.010 --> 00:12:20.140
  • SHE IS ABOUT TO GIVE UP ON LIFE.
  • 00:12:20.140 --> 00:12:22.220
  • I MUST GO EXPRESS MY LOVE.
  • 00:12:22.220 --> 00:12:25.070
  • I'VE GOT TO ENCOURAGE HER, GET
  • 00:12:25.070 --> 00:12:26.130
  • HER BACK ON THE RIGHT COURSE."
  • 00:12:26.130 --> 00:12:28.140
  • SHE WAS KNOWN AS THE WOMAN AT
  • 00:12:28.140 --> 00:12:29.080
  • THE WELL.
  • 00:12:29.080 --> 00:12:31.070
  • DO YOU KNOW THE FIRST PERSON
  • 00:12:31.070 --> 00:12:32.210
  • THAT JESUS REVEALED HIMSELF TO
  • 00:12:32.210 --> 00:12:34.040
  • AS THE MESSIAH WAS NOT THE
  • 00:12:34.040 --> 00:12:35.140
  • RELIGIOUS LEADERS?
  • 00:12:35.140 --> 00:12:38.030
  • IT WAS NOT THE PRIESTS AND THE
  • 00:12:38.030 --> 00:12:39.110
  • RABBIS IN THE SYNAGOGUE.
  • 00:12:39.110 --> 00:12:40.280
  • IT WAS THIS WOMAN; A WOMAN THAT
  • 00:12:40.280 --> 00:12:42.160
  • HAD MADE MISTAKES, A WOMAN THAT
  • 00:12:42.160 --> 00:12:45.040
  • WAS BEATEN DOWN BY LIFE--AN
  • 00:12:45.040 --> 00:12:47.040
  • IMPERFECT PERSON. THAT ONE
  • 00:12:47.040 --> 00:12:49.080
  • ENCOUNTER CHANGED HER LIFE.
  • 00:12:49.080 --> 00:12:51.170
  • BUT TOO MANY PEOPLE, LIKE HER,
  • 00:12:51.170 --> 00:12:53.140
  • ARE SITTING ON THE SIDELINES OF
  • 00:12:53.140 --> 00:12:54.260
  • LIFE.
  • 00:12:54.260 --> 00:12:56.080
  • THEY FEEL LIKE THEY'VE BLOWN IT
  • 00:12:56.080 --> 00:12:57.160
  • TOO MANY TIMES, THEY'VE FAILED
  • 00:12:57.160 --> 00:12:58.240
  • AND THEY HAVEN'T MEASURED UP.
  • 00:12:58.240 --> 00:13:01.110
  • NOW THEY'RE LETTING THE ACCUSING
  • 00:13:01.110 --> 00:13:02.230
  • VOICES CONVINCE THEM THAT
  • 00:13:02.230 --> 00:13:04.230
  • THEY'RE ALL WASHED UP. GOD IS
  • 00:13:04.230 --> 00:13:06.060
  • DISAPPOINTED IN THEM.
  • 00:13:06.060 --> 00:13:08.100
  • "YOU CAN'T EXPECT GOD'S FAVOR."
  • 00:13:08.100 --> 00:13:10.010
  • NO, YOU'VE GOT TO GET THIS TRUTH
  • 00:13:10.010 --> 00:13:11.150
  • DOWN INTO YOUR SPIRIT.
  • 00:13:11.150 --> 00:13:13.060
  • YOU MAY HAVE MADE MISTAKES.
  • 00:13:13.060 --> 00:13:14.210
  • GOD IS NOT RUNNING FROM YOU.
  • 00:13:14.210 --> 00:13:16.120
  • HE IS RUNNING TO YOU.
  • 00:13:16.120 --> 00:13:18.010
  • HE DOESN'T LOVE YOU LESS.
  • 00:13:18.010 --> 00:13:19.090
  • HE LOVES YOU MORE.
  • 00:13:19.090 --> 00:13:20.280
  • HE IS EXPRESSING HIS LOVE TO YOU
  • 00:13:20.280 --> 00:13:22.120
  • TODAY.
  • 00:13:22.120 --> 00:13:24.030
  • YOU WOULDN'T BE HEARING THIS IF
  • 00:13:24.030 --> 00:13:25.090
  • GOD WASN'T REACHING OUT TO YOU.
  • 00:13:25.090 --> 00:13:27.110
  • NOW GET RID OF THE GUILT, SHAKE
  • 00:13:27.110 --> 00:13:29.020
  • OFF THE CONDEMNATION, QUIT
  • 00:13:29.020 --> 00:13:31.060
  • THINKING ABOUT WHAT COULD HAVE
  • 00:13:31.060 --> 00:13:32.160
  • BEEN, WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN, AND
  • 00:13:32.160 --> 00:13:33.240
  • GET BACK IN THE GAME. YOU'RE
  • 00:13:33.240 --> 00:13:35.130
  • NOT SUPPOSED TO SIT ON THE
  • 00:13:35.130 --> 00:13:36.160
  • SIDELINES.
  • 00:13:36.160 --> 00:13:37.290
  • LET ME TELL YOU, GOD IS NOT
  • 00:13:37.290 --> 00:13:39.000
  • DISAPPOINTED IN YOU. NOTHING
  • 00:13:39.000 --> 00:13:40.250
  • YOU HAVE DONE IS A SURPRISE TO
  • 00:13:40.250 --> 00:13:42.250
  • GOD. NOW YOU'VE GOT TO DO YOUR
  • 00:13:42.250 --> 00:13:44.270
  • PART AND START MOVING FORWARD.
  • 00:13:44.270 --> 00:13:46.260
  • YOU CAN STILL FULFILL YOUR
  • 00:13:46.260 --> 00:13:48.010
  • DESTINY.
  • 00:13:48.010 --> 00:13:49.270
  • GOD'S MERCY IS BIGGER THAN ANY
  • 00:13:49.270 --> 00:13:51.060
  • MISTAKE THAT YOU'VE MADE.
  • 00:13:51.060 --> 00:13:53.140
  • THE SCRIPTURE TALKS ABOUT HOW
  • 00:13:53.140 --> 00:13:55.030
  • GOD SEARCHES THE EARTH TO SHOW
  • 00:13:55.030 --> 00:13:57.020
  • HIMSELF STRONG IN PEOPLE WHOSE
  • 00:13:57.020 --> 00:13:59.260
  • HEARTS ARE TURNED PERFECT TOWARD
  • 00:13:59.260 --> 00:14:01.100
  • HIM.
  • 00:14:01.100 --> 00:14:03.120
  • IT DOESN'T SAY THAT GOD IS
  • 00:14:03.120 --> 00:14:04.240
  • LOOKING FOR A PERFECT
  • 00:14:04.240 --> 00:14:05.280
  • PERFORMANCE. NO, GOD IS LOOKING
  • 00:14:05.280 --> 00:14:07.200
  • FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE A HEART
  • 00:14:07.200 --> 00:14:09.110
  • THAT IS TURNED PERFECT TOWARD
  • 00:14:09.110 --> 00:14:11.000
  • HIM.
  • 00:14:11.000 --> 00:14:12.080
  • THAT MEANS IF YOU GET UP EACH
  • 00:14:12.080 --> 00:14:13.240
  • DAY WITH A DESIRE TO PLEASE GOD,
  • 00:14:13.240 --> 00:14:16.060
  • IF DOWN DEEP YOU REALLY WANT TO
  • 00:14:16.060 --> 00:14:18.070
  • HONOR HIM, THEN LIKE PETER, YOU
  • 00:14:18.070 --> 00:14:20.200
  • WILL HAVE TIMES THAT YOU FAIL.
  • 00:14:20.200 --> 00:14:23.100
  • YOU WANTED TO RESIST BUT YOU
  • 00:14:23.100 --> 00:14:24.240
  • GAVE IN. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT
  • 00:14:24.240 --> 00:14:26.270
  • DOES NOT CANCEL YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:14:26.270 --> 00:14:29.170
  • YOUR PERFORMANCE MAY NOT BE
  • 00:14:29.170 --> 00:14:31.080
  • PERFECT BUT BECAUSE YOUR HEART
  • 00:14:31.080 --> 00:14:33.010
  • IS PERFECT TOWARD GOD, HE STILL
  • 00:14:33.010 --> 00:14:35.120
  • HAS SOMETHING AMAZING IN YOUR
  • 00:14:35.120 --> 00:14:37.280
  • FUTURE.
  • 00:14:37.280 --> 00:14:38.290
  • NO MATTER WHAT YOU'VE DONE,
  • 00:14:38.290 --> 00:14:39.260
  • DON'T GO AROUND BEATING YOURSELF
  • 00:14:39.260 --> 00:14:41.040
  • UP. YOU CAN'T CHANGE THE PAST.
  • 00:14:41.040 --> 00:14:43.150
  • LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES BUT
  • 00:14:43.150 --> 00:14:45.080
  • DON'T GET STUCK THERE.
  • 00:14:45.080 --> 00:14:46.280
  • KEEP MOVING FORWARD. RECEIVE
  • 00:14:46.280 --> 00:14:48.000
  • GOD'S MERCY. BE BOLD ENOUGH TO
  • 00:14:48.000 --> 00:14:49.130
  • SAY, "GOD, I BLEW IT."
  • 00:14:49.130 --> 00:14:51.230
  • "I KNOW I WAS WRONG. I SHOULD
  • 00:14:51.230 --> 00:14:53.180
  • HAVE DONE BETTER. BUT GOD, I
  • 00:14:53.180 --> 00:14:54.240
  • KNOW YOU ARE NOT HOLDING IT
  • 00:14:54.240 --> 00:14:57.020
  • AGAINST ME. I KNOW YOU ARE NOT
  • 00:14:57.020 --> 00:14:59.020
  • JUST THE GOD OF ABRAHAM.
  • 00:14:59.020 --> 00:15:00.250
  • YOU ARE THE GOD OF JACOB
  • 00:15:00.250 --> 00:15:02.100
  • TOO--THE GOD OF IMPERFECT
  • 00:15:02.100 --> 00:15:03.110
  • PEOPLE."
  • 00:15:03.110 --> 00:15:04.230
  • WHEN THOMAS HEARD THAT JESUS
  • 00:15:04.230 --> 00:15:06.060
  • HAD RISEN FROM THE GRAVE AND
  • 00:15:06.060 --> 00:15:07.240
  • PEOPLE HAD SEEN HIM ALIVE,
  • 00:15:07.240 --> 00:15:10.030
  • EVERYONE WAS SO EXCITED--
  • 00:15:10.030 --> 00:15:12.040
  • EVERYONE THAT IS EXCEPT THOMAS.
  • 00:15:13.070 --> 00:15:16.070
  • HE WAS MORE PRACTICAL AND MORE
  • 00:15:16.070 --> 00:15:17.090
  • LOGICAL.
  • 00:15:17.090 --> 00:15:19.030
  • HE SAID, "GUYS, IF YOU WANT TO
  • 00:15:19.030 --> 00:15:20.060
  • BELIEVE, THAT'S FINE BUT NOT ME.
  • 00:15:20.060 --> 00:15:22.130
  • A MAN CAN'T BE DEAD FOR THREE
  • 00:15:22.130 --> 00:15:24.060
  • DAYS AND COME BACK TO LIFE.
  • 00:15:24.060 --> 00:15:26.080
  • I'M NOT GOING TO BELIEVE UNLESS
  • 00:15:26.080 --> 00:15:27.160
  • I SEE IT WITH MY OWN EYES.
  • 00:15:27.160 --> 00:15:29.110
  • I WANT TO SEE THE NAIL PRINTS IN
  • 00:15:29.110 --> 00:15:30.140
  • HIS HANDS."
  • 00:15:30.140 --> 00:15:32.080
  • NOW, THOMAS HAD SPENT JUST AS
  • 00:15:32.080 --> 00:15:33.180
  • MUCH TIME WITH JESUS AS THE
  • 00:15:33.180 --> 00:15:35.130
  • OTHER DISCIPLES, YET THEY WERE
  • 00:15:35.130 --> 00:15:37.100
  • FULL OF FAITH. THEY WERE ALL
  • 00:15:37.100 --> 00:15:38.210
  • BELIEVERS. THOMAS WAS FULL OF
  • 00:15:38.210 --> 00:15:40.110
  • DOUBT. HE HAD ALL THESE
  • 00:15:40.110 --> 00:15:42.030
  • QUESTIONS. ONE DAY THEY WERE IN
  • 00:15:42.030 --> 00:15:44.070
  • A ROOM TOGETHER AND JESUS CAME
  • 00:15:44.070 --> 00:15:46.070
  • WALKING THROUGH THE DOORS.
  • 00:15:46.070 --> 00:15:48.200
  • THEY NEARLY PASSED OUT.
  • 00:15:48.200 --> 00:15:50.220
  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS JESUS
  • 00:15:50.220 --> 00:15:52.030
  • DIDN'T GO OVER TO ANDREW AND
  • 00:15:52.030 --> 00:15:53.220
  • SAY, "ANDREW, I MADE IT."
  • 00:15:53.220 --> 00:15:55.260
  • HE DIDN'T WALK OVER TO MATTHEW,
  • 00:15:55.260 --> 00:15:57.150
  • GIVE HIM A BIG HUG. JESUS
  • 00:15:57.150 --> 00:15:59.020
  • WALKED RIGHT TO THOMAS,
  • 00:15:59.020 --> 00:16:01.270
  • BYPASSED ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HAD
  • 00:16:01.270 --> 00:16:03.220
  • FAITH AND WENT TO THE ONE PERSON
  • 00:16:03.220 --> 00:16:05.130
  • IN THE ROOM THAT HAD DOUBT.
  • 00:16:05.220 --> 00:16:08.220
  • HE DIDN'T CHEW HIM OUT AND SAY,
  • 00:16:08.220 --> 00:16:09.290
  • "THOMAS, WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?"
  • 00:16:09.290 --> 00:16:11.090
  • NO, HE SAID, "THOMAS, I KNOW YOU
  • 00:16:11.090 --> 00:16:13.100
  • DON'T BELIEVE. I KNOW YOU HAVE
  • 00:16:13.100 --> 00:16:14.210
  • DOUBTS. YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.
  • 00:16:14.210 --> 00:16:17.160
  • AND THOMAS, THAT'S OKAY. I
  • 00:16:17.160 --> 00:16:19.150
  • UNDERSTAND. THAT'S WHY I CAME
  • 00:16:19.150 --> 00:16:21.030
  • TO YOU FIRST. NOW FEEL THE NAIL
  • 00:16:21.030 --> 00:16:23.050
  • PRINTS IN MY HANDS. FEEL THE
  • 00:16:23.050 --> 00:16:25.120
  • SCARS IN MY SIDE." (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:16:26.100 --> 00:16:29.100
  • NOTICE THE PATTERN. WHEN YOU
  • 00:16:30.030 --> 00:16:33.030
  • HAVE DOUBTS LIKE THOMAS, WHEN
  • 00:16:33.030 --> 00:16:35.290
  • YOU BLOW IT LIKE PETER, WHEN
  • 00:16:35.290 --> 00:16:37.000
  • YOU FAIL LIKE THE WOMAN THAT
  • 00:16:37.000 --> 00:16:37.290
  • WAS MARRIED FIVE TIMES, WE
  • 00:16:37.290 --> 00:16:38.270
  • THINK GOD IS SO FAR AWAY FROM
  • 00:16:38.270 --> 00:16:40.160
  • US. IT'S JUST THE OPPOSITE.
  • 00:16:40.160 --> 00:16:43.120
  • GOD CAME TO THE PEOPLE THAT HAD
  • 00:16:43.120 --> 00:16:44.120
  • DOUBT BEFORE HE CAME TO THE
  • 00:16:44.120 --> 00:16:45.250
  • PEOPLE THAT HAD FAITH.
  • 00:16:45.250 --> 00:16:48.120
  • SEE, WE TRY TO PUT GOD IN THIS
  • 00:16:48.120 --> 00:16:49.160
  • BOX AND TELL GOD WHO TO SAVE AND
  • 00:16:49.160 --> 00:16:51.000
  • WHO TO BLESS AND WHO TO FORGIVE
  • 00:16:51.000 --> 00:16:52.170
  • AND WHO TO HEAL.
  • 00:16:52.170 --> 00:16:54.100
  • THE LONGER I LIVE THE MORE I
  • 00:16:54.100 --> 00:16:55.240
  • REALIZE GOD'S WAYS ARE NOT OUR
  • 00:16:55.240 --> 00:16:57.200
  • WAYS. GOD WILL SAVE THE MOST
  • 00:16:57.200 --> 00:16:59.220
  • UNLIKELY PEOPLE. HE WILL SHOW
  • 00:16:59.220 --> 00:17:02.090
  • MERCY WHEN WE THINK THEY
  • 00:17:02.090 --> 00:17:03.250
  • DESERVE JUDGMENT.
  • 00:17:03.250 --> 00:17:05.070
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:17:05.070 --> 00:17:07.070
  • SOMETIMES GOD WILL BYPASS THE
  • 00:17:07.070 --> 00:17:08.170
  • PEOPLE WITH FAITH TO GO TO THE
  • 00:17:08.170 --> 00:17:09.290
  • ONE PERSON THAT HAS DOUBT.
  • 00:17:09.290 --> 00:17:11.250
  • IT'S BECAUSE GOD NEVER WRITES US
  • 00:17:11.250 --> 00:17:13.220
  • OFF. GOD DOESN'T JUDGE US THE
  • 00:17:13.220 --> 00:17:15.050
  • WAY PEOPLE JUDGE.
  • 00:17:15.130 --> 00:17:18.130
  • GOD UNDERSTANDS WHEN YOU MAKE A
  • 00:17:18.130 --> 00:17:19.240
  • MISTAKE. HE UNDERSTANDS WHEN
  • 00:17:19.240 --> 00:17:21.050
  • YOU HAVE DOUBT.
  • 00:17:21.050 --> 00:17:23.070
  • IT'S INTERESTING, THOMAS
  • 00:17:23.070 --> 00:17:24.250
  • DOUBTED THIS ONE TIME AND HE
  • 00:17:24.250 --> 00:17:26.070
  • BECAME KNOWN AS DOUBTING THOMAS.
  • 00:17:26.080 --> 00:17:29.080
  • IT PROBABLY WASN'T A WEEK OR TWO
  • 00:17:29.080 --> 00:17:30.270
  • OF HIS LIFE YET PEOPLE LABELED
  • 00:17:30.270 --> 00:17:32.160
  • HIM A DOUBTER.
  • 00:17:32.160 --> 00:17:34.020
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD DOESN'T
  • 00:17:34.020 --> 00:17:35.200
  • JUDGE YOU BY ONE MISTAKE.
  • 00:17:35.200 --> 00:17:38.060
  • WE CALL HIM DOUBTING THOMAS.
  • 00:17:38.060 --> 00:17:40.020
  • YOU KNOW WHAT GOD CALLS HIM?
  • 00:17:40.020 --> 00:17:41.200
  • BELIEVING THOMAS, FORGIVEN
  • 00:17:41.200 --> 00:17:43.020
  • THOMAS, REDEEMED THOMAS,
  • 00:17:43.020 --> 00:17:45.030
  • RESTORED THOMAS, AMAZING THOMAS.
  • 00:17:45.030 --> 00:17:47.180
  • WHAT WE DON'T HEAR MUCH ABOUT IS
  • 00:17:47.180 --> 00:17:49.210
  • THOMAS WENT ON TO TOUCH ALL OF
  • 00:17:49.210 --> 00:17:51.060
  • INDIA.
  • 00:17:51.060 --> 00:17:52.280
  • HE IS CREDITED AS BEING THE ONE
  • 00:17:52.280 --> 00:17:54.020
  • THAT BROUGHT THE GOOD NEWS TO
  • 00:17:54.020 --> 00:17:55.080
  • THAT ENTIRE NATION.
  • 00:17:55.080 --> 00:17:58.040
  • NOW YOU MAY HAVE STRUGGLED WITH
  • 00:17:58.040 --> 00:17:59.020
  • AN ADDICTION YOUR WHOLE LIFE,
  • 00:17:59.020 --> 00:18:00.250
  • BUT KNOW THIS; GOD IS NOT
  • 00:18:00.250 --> 00:18:02.030
  • JUDGING YOU BY THAT ONE SETBACK.
  • 00:18:02.080 --> 00:18:05.080
  • GET RID OF THAT NEGATIVE LABEL.
  • 00:18:05.080 --> 00:18:07.160
  • MAYBE YOU'VE FAILED IN BUSINESS,
  • 00:18:07.160 --> 00:18:09.280
  • BLEW A RELATIONSHIP, DID
  • 00:18:09.280 --> 00:18:11.050
  • SOMETHING YOU'RE NOT PROUD OF.
  • 00:18:11.050 --> 00:18:13.110
  • DON'T LET THAT BECOME YOUR
  • 00:18:13.110 --> 00:18:14.190
  • IDENTITY. STOP SEEING YOURSELF
  • 00:18:14.190 --> 00:18:16.070
  • AS DOUBTING THOMAS, ADDICTED
  • 00:18:16.070 --> 00:18:18.030
  • THOMAS, UNDISCIPLINED THOMAS,
  • 00:18:18.030 --> 00:18:20.230
  • FAILING THOMAS. NO, YOU'VE GOT
  • 00:18:20.230 --> 00:18:22.010
  • TO TURN IT AROUND.
  • 00:18:22.010 --> 00:18:23.090
  • START SEEING YOURSELF AS BLESSED
  • 00:18:23.090 --> 00:18:25.000
  • THOMAS, FREE THOMAS, REDEEMED
  • 00:18:25.000 --> 00:18:26.200
  • THOMAS, SUCCESSFUL THOMAS.
  • 00:18:26.200 --> 00:18:28.180
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:18:28.180 --> 00:18:30.010
  • SEE TOO OFTEN WE GET OUR
  • 00:18:30.010 --> 00:18:31.100
  • PERFORMANCE MIXED UP WITH OUR
  • 00:18:31.100 --> 00:18:33.080
  • IDENTITY. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU
  • 00:18:33.080 --> 00:18:35.150
  • MAY HAVE FAILED BUT YOU ARE NOT
  • 00:18:35.150 --> 00:18:36.290
  • A FAILURE.
  • 00:18:36.290 --> 00:18:39.140
  • THAT'S WHAT YOU DID. THAT'S NOT
  • 00:18:39.140 --> 00:18:40.150
  • WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:18:40.150 --> 00:18:42.010
  • YOU ARE A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH
  • 00:18:42.010 --> 00:18:42.280
  • GOD. YOU'VE BEEN HAND-PICKED BY
  • 00:18:42.280 --> 00:18:44.040
  • THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE.
  • 00:18:44.040 --> 00:18:46.280
  • YOU MAY STRUGGLE WITH AN
  • 00:18:46.280 --> 00:18:48.110
  • ADDICTION BUT YOU ARE NOT AN
  • 00:18:48.110 --> 00:18:50.000
  • ADDICT. THAT'S WHAT YOU DID.
  • 00:18:50.000 --> 00:18:52.140
  • THAT'S NOT WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:18:52.140 --> 00:18:53.290
  • YOU ARE FREE. YOU ARE CLEAN.
  • 00:18:53.290 --> 00:18:55.030
  • YOU ARE RESTORED. NOW DON'T GO
  • 00:18:55.030 --> 00:18:57.030
  • AROUND DWELLING ON YOUR PAST
  • 00:18:57.100 --> 00:19:00.120
  • MISTAKES. QUIT REPLAYING ALL
  • 00:19:00.120 --> 00:19:02.180
  • THE TIMES THAT YOU'VE FAILED,
  • 00:19:02.180 --> 00:19:05.030
  • THE TIMES YOU GAVE INTO
  • 00:19:05.030 --> 00:19:06.090
  • TEMPTATION, THE TIME YOU BLEW
  • 00:19:06.090 --> 00:19:07.210
  • THE RELATIONSHIP, THE TIME IT
  • 00:19:07.210 --> 00:19:09.060
  • DIDN'T WORK OUT. ALL THAT'S
  • 00:19:09.060 --> 00:19:10.170
  • GOING TO DO IS DEPRESS YOU.
  • 00:19:10.170 --> 00:19:13.010
  • JUST LIKE YOU HAVE A REMOTE
  • 00:19:13.010 --> 00:19:14.090
  • CONTROL TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL
  • 00:19:14.090 --> 00:19:16.010
  • ON THE TELEVISION YOU'VE GOT TO
  • 00:19:16.010 --> 00:19:17.100
  • CHANGE THE CHANNEL IN YOUR MIND.
  • 00:19:17.100 --> 00:19:20.010
  • YOU WILL NOT BE FREE FROM GUILT;
  • 00:19:20.010 --> 00:19:21.250
  • YOU WILL NOT ENJOY YOUR LIFE, IF
  • 00:19:21.250 --> 00:19:23.230
  • YOU ARE CONSTANTLY REPLAYING THE
  • 00:19:23.230 --> 00:19:25.270
  • NEGATIVE MEMORIES OF YOUR PAST.
  • 00:19:25.270 --> 00:19:28.090
  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO REPLAY
  • 00:19:28.090 --> 00:19:29.120
  • ANYTHING, REPLAY YOUR VICTORIES.
  • 00:19:29.120 --> 00:19:31.010
  • REPLAY THE TIME THAT YOU HONORED
  • 00:19:31.010 --> 00:19:32.220
  • GOD. REPLAY THE TIMES THAT YOU
  • 00:19:32.220 --> 00:19:34.040
  • HELPED SOMEONE ELSE IN NEED.
  • 00:19:34.040 --> 00:19:36.160
  • THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR
  • 00:19:36.160 --> 00:19:37.090
  • PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:19:37.090 --> 00:19:38.180
  • SOME OF YOU TODAY, YOU WOULD GO
  • 00:19:38.180 --> 00:19:39.170
  • TO A NEW LEVEL IF YOU WOULD JUST
  • 00:19:39.170 --> 00:19:41.020
  • GET GOOD AT CHANGING THE CHANNEL
  • 00:19:41.020 --> 00:19:42.210
  • IN YOUR MIND.
  • 00:19:42.210 --> 00:19:45.020
  • A FEW YEARS AGO A YOUNG LADY
  • 00:19:45.020 --> 00:19:46.250
  • NAMED RACHEL SMITH WON THE MISS
  • 00:19:46.250 --> 00:19:48.170
  • AMERICA BEAUTY PAGEANT.
  • 00:19:48.170 --> 00:19:50.270
  • SHE IS A BRIGHT YOUNG GIRL AND
  • 00:19:50.270 --> 00:19:52.030
  • GOES ALL OVER THE WORLD HELPING
  • 00:19:52.030 --> 00:19:53.160
  • UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN.
  • 00:19:53.160 --> 00:19:55.160
  • LATER THAT YEAR, SHE COMPETED IN
  • 00:19:55.160 --> 00:19:56.240
  • THE MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT.
  • 00:19:56.240 --> 00:19:58.180
  • AS SHE WALKED OUT ON STAGE
  • 00:19:58.180 --> 00:20:00.050
  • DURING THE EVENING GOWN
  • 00:20:00.050 --> 00:20:01.190
  • COMPETITION, ALL BY HERSELF,
  • 00:20:01.190 --> 00:20:03.220
  • WITH MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WATCHING
  • 00:20:03.220 --> 00:20:05.280
  • AROUND THE WORLD, LIVE ON
  • 00:20:05.280 --> 00:20:07.100
  • TELEVISION, SHE LOST HER FOOTING
  • 00:20:07.100 --> 00:20:09.060
  • AND FELL FLAT ON HER BACKSIDE.
  • 00:20:09.060 --> 00:20:11.240
  • SHE WAS SO EMBARRASSED.
  • 00:20:11.240 --> 00:20:13.130
  • SHE GOT UP AS QUICKLY AS SHE
  • 00:20:13.130 --> 00:20:14.200
  • COULD AND PUT A SMILE BACK ON
  • 00:20:14.200 --> 00:20:15.200
  • HER FACE.
  • 00:20:15.200 --> 00:20:17.060
  • THE AUDIENCE WASN'T VERY
  • 00:20:17.060 --> 00:20:18.250
  • FORGIVING. THERE WERE JEERS AND
  • 00:20:18.250 --> 00:20:20.230
  • LAUGHTER AND BOOS, VERY
  • 00:20:20.230 --> 00:20:22.030
  • HUMILIATING.
  • 00:20:22.030 --> 00:20:24.090
  • IN SPITE OF THE FALL SHE MADE IT
  • 00:20:24.090 --> 00:20:26.110
  • INTO THE TOP FIVE OF THE
  • 00:20:26.110 --> 00:20:27.090
  • COMPETITION.
  • 00:20:27.090 --> 00:20:29.020
  • HER NEXT TASK WAS TO ANSWER A
  • 00:20:29.020 --> 00:20:30.010
  • QUESTION RANDOMLY CHOSEN BY THE
  • 00:20:30.010 --> 00:20:31.060
  • JUDGES.
  • 00:20:31.080 --> 00:20:34.080
  • SHE WALKED BACK ONTO THE STAGE
  • 00:20:34.080 --> 00:20:35.200
  • WHERE SHE HAD FALLEN JUST A FEW
  • 00:20:35.200 --> 00:20:36.230
  • MINUTES EARLIER.
  • 00:20:36.230 --> 00:20:38.160
  • A JUDGE PICKED A QUESTION OUT OF
  • 00:20:38.160 --> 00:20:39.110
  • THE HAT.
  • 00:20:39.110 --> 00:20:41.020
  • HER QUESTION WAS, "IF YOU COULD
  • 00:20:41.020 --> 00:20:42.140
  • RELIVE ANY MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE
  • 00:20:42.190 --> 00:20:45.190
  • OVER AGAIN..." (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:20:45.190 --> 00:20:47.190
  • "...AND DO IT DIFFERENTLY, WHAT
  • 00:20:47.190 --> 00:20:48.170
  • MOMENT WOULD THAT BE?"
  • 00:20:48.200 --> 00:20:51.200
  • HERE HER MOST EMBARRASSING
  • 00:20:51.200 --> 00:20:52.150
  • MOMENT WAS JUST 20 MINUTES
  • 00:20:52.150 --> 00:20:53.250
  • EARLIER. HOW MANY OF US WOULD
  • 00:20:53.250 --> 00:20:55.180
  • SAY, "BOY, I WANT TO REDO THAT.
  • 00:20:55.180 --> 00:20:56.270
  • I WANT TO RELIVE THAT."
  • 00:20:56.270 --> 00:20:58.110
  • NO, WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT SHE
  • 00:20:58.110 --> 00:20:59.180
  • SAID, "IF I COULD RELIVE ANY
  • 00:20:59.180 --> 00:21:01.160
  • MOMENT OF MY LIFE AGAIN I WOULD
  • 00:21:01.160 --> 00:21:03.240
  • RELIVE MY TRIP TO AFRICA,
  • 00:21:03.270 --> 00:21:06.270
  • WORKING WITH THE ORPHANS, SEEING
  • 00:21:06.270 --> 00:21:08.160
  • THEIR BEAUTIFUL SMILES, FEELING
  • 00:21:08.160 --> 00:21:10.070
  • THEIR WARM EMBRACES."
  • 00:21:10.070 --> 00:21:12.160
  • INSTEAD OF RELIVING A MOMENT OF
  • 00:21:12.160 --> 00:21:14.160
  • PAIN, A MOMENT OF EMBARRASSMENT,
  • 00:21:14.160 --> 00:21:16.220
  • SHE CHOSE TO RELIVE A MOMENT OF
  • 00:21:16.220 --> 00:21:18.250
  • JOY, A MOMENT WHERE SHE WAS
  • 00:21:18.250 --> 00:21:20.120
  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE, WHERE SHE
  • 00:21:20.120 --> 00:21:21.130
  • WAS PROUD OF HERSELF.
  • 00:21:21.130 --> 00:21:23.020
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:21:23.020 --> 00:21:24.220
  • IN LIFE WE'RE ALL GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:21:24.220 --> 00:21:26.090
  • TIMES WHERE WE FALL,
  • 00:21:26.090 --> 00:21:27.180
  • EMBARRASSING MOMENTS, UNFAIR
  • 00:21:27.180 --> 00:21:28.290
  • SITUATIONS. I CAN ASSURE YOU
  • 00:21:28.290 --> 00:21:30.230
  • THEY WILL COME UP ON THE MOVIE
  • 00:21:30.230 --> 00:21:32.050
  • SCREEN OF YOUR MIND AGAIN AND
  • 00:21:32.050 --> 00:21:34.220
  • AGAIN. YOU'VE GOT TO GET GOOD
  • 00:21:34.220 --> 00:21:36.200
  • AT CHANGING THE CHANNEL.
  • 00:21:36.200 --> 00:21:38.060
  • PUT ON YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
  • 00:21:38.060 --> 00:21:39.090
  • PUT ON YOUR VICTORIES.
  • 00:21:39.090 --> 00:21:40.210
  • PUT ON THE TIMES WHERE YOU'RE
  • 00:21:40.210 --> 00:21:41.240
  • PROUD OF YOURSELF.
  • 00:21:41.240 --> 00:21:43.120
  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS MAN THAT HAD
  • 00:21:43.120 --> 00:21:44.190
  • A DREAM.
  • 00:21:44.190 --> 00:21:46.040
  • IN THIS DREAM HE WAS IN A LARGE
  • 00:21:46.040 --> 00:21:47.230
  • ROOM, KIND OF LIKE A LIBRARY.
  • 00:21:47.230 --> 00:21:49.290
  • THERE WERE FILE CABINETS ALL
  • 00:21:49.290 --> 00:21:51.100
  • AROUND HIM FROM THE FLOOR TO THE
  • 00:21:51.100 --> 00:21:53.030
  • CEILING; HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS
  • 00:21:53.030 --> 00:21:54.290
  • OF FILES. HE WALKED OVER AND
  • 00:21:54.290 --> 00:21:56.190
  • OPENED A DRAWER.
  • 00:21:56.190 --> 00:21:57.220
  • THEY WERE FULL OF INDEX CARDS.
  • 00:21:57.220 --> 00:21:59.260
  • HE TOOK ONE OUT AND READ IT AND
  • 00:21:59.260 --> 00:22:01.120
  • IT HAD TO DO WITH HIS LIFE,
  • 00:22:01.120 --> 00:22:03.240
  • SOMETHING THAT HE HAD DONE.
  • 00:22:03.240 --> 00:22:06.020
  • HE SOON REALIZED THE WHOLE ROOM
  • 00:22:06.020 --> 00:22:08.000
  • WAS ABOUT HIM: EVERY THOUGHT,
  • 00:22:08.000 --> 00:22:10.000
  • EVERY WORD HE HAD SPOKEN, EVERY
  • 00:22:10.000 --> 00:22:12.060
  • ACTION BOTH GOOD AND BAD WERE
  • 00:22:12.150 --> 00:22:15.150
  • RECORDED ON THESE FILES.
  • 00:22:15.150 --> 00:22:17.090
  • THERE WAS A WHOLE SECTION OF
  • 00:22:17.090 --> 00:22:18.150
  • EVERYTHING THAT HE HAD DONE
  • 00:22:18.150 --> 00:22:20.180
  • WRONG: THE TIMES THAT HE LOST
  • 00:22:20.180 --> 00:22:22.100
  • HIS TEMPER, THE TIMES HE WAS
  • 00:22:22.100 --> 00:22:23.260
  • UNFAITHFUL, THE TIMES THAT HE
  • 00:22:23.260 --> 00:22:25.080
  • CHEATED. HIS DEEPEST, DARKEST
  • 00:22:25.080 --> 00:22:27.040
  • SECRETS WERE ALL RECORDED IN
  • 00:22:27.040 --> 00:22:28.180
  • THESE FILES.
  • 00:22:28.180 --> 00:22:31.080
  • HIS FIRST THOUGHT WAS, "I'VE GOT
  • 00:22:31.080 --> 00:22:32.100
  • TO DESTROY THESE CARDS.
  • 00:22:32.100 --> 00:22:34.030
  • I CAN'T LET ANYBODY SEE THEM.
  • 00:22:34.030 --> 00:22:35.270
  • I'D BE SO EMBARRASSED."
  • 00:22:35.270 --> 00:22:37.140
  • HE WENT OVER AND TRIED TO TEAR
  • 00:22:37.140 --> 00:22:38.150
  • UP THE CARD BUT IT WAS
  • 00:22:38.150 --> 00:22:40.010
  • IMPOSSIBLE. THEY COULD NOT BE
  • 00:22:40.010 --> 00:22:41.030
  • DESTROYED.
  • 00:22:41.030 --> 00:22:43.120
  • AS HE SAT THERE THINKING ABOUT
  • 00:22:43.120 --> 00:22:44.110
  • HIS FAILURES AND ALL THE TIMES
  • 00:22:44.110 --> 00:22:45.230
  • HE HAD BLOWN IT, HE FELT SO
  • 00:22:45.230 --> 00:22:46.290
  • ASHAMED.
  • 00:22:46.290 --> 00:22:49.080
  • ABOUT THAT TIME, IN THE DREAM,
  • 00:22:49.080 --> 00:22:51.010
  • JESUS WALKED INTO THE ROOM.
  • 00:22:51.010 --> 00:22:53.150
  • WHILE HE FELT THIS INCREDIBLE
  • 00:22:53.150 --> 00:22:55.160
  • LOVE HE ALSO FELT, "THAT'S THE
  • 00:22:55.160 --> 00:22:57.020
  • LAST PERSON I WANT TO SEE.
  • 00:22:57.020 --> 00:22:58.120
  • NOW I'M REALLY ASHAMED."
  • 00:22:58.130 --> 00:23:01.150
  • JESUS WALKED RIGHT OVER TO THE
  • 00:23:01.150 --> 00:23:03.100
  • FILES OF EVERYTHING THAT HE HAD
  • 00:23:03.100 --> 00:23:04.290
  • DONE WRONG. HE TOOK A CARD OUT.
  • 00:23:04.290 --> 00:23:07.030
  • ONE BY ONE JESUS CROSSED THE
  • 00:23:07.030 --> 00:23:08.290
  • MAN'S NAME OFF AND JESUS SIGNED
  • 00:23:08.290 --> 00:23:11.050
  • HIS OWN NAME FOLLOWED BY THE
  • 00:23:11.050 --> 00:23:13.010
  • PHRASE, "PAID IN FULL."
  • 00:23:13.010 --> 00:23:15.190
  • "THE TIME YOU LIED."
  • 00:23:15.190 --> 00:23:16.270
  • CROSSED THE MAN'S NAME OFF.
  • 00:23:16.270 --> 00:23:18.110
  • "JESUS-PAID IN FULL."
  • 00:23:18.110 --> 00:23:19.230
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:23:19.230 --> 00:23:21.030
  • "THE TIME YOU WERE UNFAITHFUL."
  • 00:23:21.030 --> 00:23:22.030
  • CROSSED HIS NAME OFF.
  • 00:23:22.030 --> 00:23:22.290
  • "JESUS-PAID IN FULL."
  • 00:23:22.290 --> 00:23:24.140
  • BEFORE LONG ALL OF THE CARDS HAD
  • 00:23:24.140 --> 00:23:25.110
  • BEEN SIGNED.
  • 00:23:25.110 --> 00:23:27.210
  • IN THE DREAM THIS MAN SAID,
  • 00:23:27.210 --> 00:23:29.000
  • "JESUS, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO
  • 00:23:29.000 --> 00:23:30.180
  • THIS. THIS IS NOT EVEN YOUR
  • 00:23:30.180 --> 00:23:31.290
  • ROOM. THESE ARE NOT EVEN YOUR
  • 00:23:31.290 --> 00:23:33.080
  • MISTAKES."
  • 00:23:33.080 --> 00:23:34.170
  • JESUS JUST SMILED AND GENTLY
  • 00:23:34.170 --> 00:23:35.270
  • SAID, "DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:23:35.270 --> 00:23:37.260
  • THE PRICE HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID.
  • 00:23:37.260 --> 00:23:39.030
  • IT IS FINISHED."
  • 00:23:39.030 --> 00:23:41.280
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:23:41.280 --> 00:23:43.080
  • AND FRIENDS...ONE MESSAGE OF
  • 00:23:43.080 --> 00:23:45.110
  • THE RESURRECTION IS YOUR SINS
  • 00:23:45.110 --> 00:23:47.190
  • HAVE ALREADY BEEN FORGIVEN.
  • 00:23:47.190 --> 00:23:50.140
  • BECAUSE JESUS ROSE FROM THE
  • 00:23:50.140 --> 00:23:52.020
  • GRAVE, EVERY MISTAKE YOU'VE MADE
  • 00:23:52.020 --> 00:23:53.220
  • AND EVER WILL MAKE ALREADY HAS
  • 00:23:53.220 --> 00:23:56.170
  • THAT PHRASE WRITTEN ON THE TOP
  • 00:23:56.170 --> 00:23:58.170
  • OF IT, "PAID IN FULL."
  • 00:23:58.170 --> 00:24:00.200
  • THE REAL QUESTION IS WILL YOU
  • 00:24:00.200 --> 00:24:01.270
  • RECEIVE GOD'S MERCY?
  • 00:24:01.270 --> 00:24:04.060
  • WILL YOU STOP TRYING TO PAY A
  • 00:24:04.060 --> 00:24:05.190
  • DEBT THAT'S ALREADY BEEN PAID?
  • 00:24:05.190 --> 00:24:07.180
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO AROUND
  • 00:24:07.180 --> 00:24:09.010
  • FEELING GUILTY, FEELING WRONG ON
  • 00:24:09.010 --> 00:24:10.200
  • THE INSIDE, NOT EXCITED ABOUT
  • 00:24:10.200 --> 00:24:12.030
  • YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:24:12.030 --> 00:24:14.060
  • GOD IS RUNNING TOWARD YOU TODAY.
  • 00:24:14.060 --> 00:24:16.170
  • HE KNEW EVERY MISTAKE YOU WOULD
  • 00:24:16.170 --> 00:24:17.260
  • EVER MAKE. HE DOESN'T LOVE YOU
  • 00:24:17.260 --> 00:24:19.090
  • LESS. HE LOVES YOU MORE.
  • 00:24:19.090 --> 00:24:21.290
  • HE'S NOT JUST THE GOD OF
  • 00:24:21.290 --> 00:24:23.130
  • ABRAHAM. HE'S THE GOD OF JACOB.
  • 00:24:23.130 --> 00:24:25.180
  • HE IS SAYING, "YOU MAY HAVE
  • 00:24:25.180 --> 00:24:26.240
  • BLOWN IT. YOU MAY HAVE FAILED.
  • 00:24:26.240 --> 00:24:28.040
  • BUT I'M NOT DISAPPOINTED IN YOU.
  • 00:24:28.040 --> 00:24:30.100
  • I STILL LOVE YOU. I STILL
  • 00:24:30.100 --> 00:24:31.270
  • BELIEVE IN YOU. I STILL HAVE AN
  • 00:24:31.270 --> 00:24:33.120
  • AMAZING FUTURE IN FRONT OF
  • 00:24:33.120 --> 00:24:34.200
  • YOU."
  • 00:24:34.200 --> 00:24:36.290
  • YOUR PERFORMANCE MAY NOT HAVE
  • 00:24:36.290 --> 00:24:38.040
  • BEEN PERFECT BUT BECAUSE YOUR
  • 00:24:38.040 --> 00:24:39.180
  • HEART IS PERFECT TOWARD HIM, GOD
  • 00:24:39.180 --> 00:24:41.250
  • IS GOING TO SHOW HIMSELF STRONG
  • 00:24:41.250 --> 00:24:43.000
  • IN YOUR BEHALF.
  • 00:24:43.000 --> 00:24:45.010
  • MY CHALLENGE; SHAKE OFF THE
  • 00:24:45.010 --> 00:24:46.030
  • GUILT, RECEIVE GOD'S MERCY.
  • 00:24:46.030 --> 00:24:48.110
  • I BELIEVE AND DECLARE; TODAY IS
  • 00:24:48.110 --> 00:24:49.210
  • A NEW DAY.
  • 00:24:49.210 --> 00:24:51.010
  • YOU WILL RISE HIGHER.
  • 00:24:51.010 --> 00:24:52.030
  • YOU WILL LIVE FREER.
  • 00:24:52.030 --> 00:24:53.110
  • YOU WILL BECOME EVERYTHING GOD
  • 00:24:53.110 --> 00:24:54.240
  • HAS CREATED YOU TO BE. IN
  • 00:24:54.240 --> 00:24:57.000
  • JESUS' NAME. IF YOU RECEIVE IT
  • 00:24:57.000 --> 00:24:58.160
  • CAN YOU SAY, "AMEN?" (AMEN.)
  • 00:24:58.160 --> 00:25:00.080
  • (CHEERING/APPLAUSE)
  • 00:25:00.080 --> 00:25:02.050
  • WE NEVER LIKE TO CLOSE OUR
  • 00:25:02.050 --> 00:25:03.020
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  • 00:25:03.020 --> 00:25:04.030
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS THE
  • 00:25:04.030 --> 00:25:05.210
  • LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:05.210 --> 00:25:07.070
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:25:07.070 --> 00:25:08.150
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,
  • 00:25:08.150 --> 00:25:10.020
  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:25:10.020 --> 00:25:12.160
  • COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:25:12.160 --> 00:25:14.230
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."
  • 00:25:14.230 --> 00:25:17.130
  • FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THAT
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  • 00:25:26.070 --> 00:25:27.160
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