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October 2, 2019
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  • -[ANNOUNCER] JUMPSTART YOUR DAY,
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  • WITH INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGES FROM JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN.
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  • SIGN UP NOW, AND RECEIVE DAILY DEVOTIONALS
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  • WHETHER YOU'RE HOME, AT THE OFFICE, OR ON THE GO,
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  • MAKE TODAY'S WORD WITH JOEL AND VICTORIA PART OF YOUR DAY.
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  • YOU'LL BE ENCOURAGED, CHALLENGED, AND ENERGIZED
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  • TO GROW IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD EVERY MORNING.
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  • VISIT JOELOSTEEN.COM/SIGNUP,
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  • AND REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE DAILY DEVOTIONALS
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  • FROM JOEL AND VICTORIA TODAY.
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  • - I'M JOHN GRAY, AND WELCOME TO JOHN GRAY'S WORLD.
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  • I LOVE JESUS, BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO BE PERFECT
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  • TO CALL YOU DISCIPLE.
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  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
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  • IS THERE ANYBODY GRATEFUL?
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  • I AM, I DON'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT.
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  • I'M GLAD, 'CAUSE I'M NOT PERFECT.
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  • I WAS NEVER PERFECT!
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  • I WAS NEVER PERFECT, AND I WAS NEVER WORTHY.
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  • HE MADE ME WORTHY!
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  • I DIDN'T CALL HIM, HE CALLED ME!
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  • I DIDN'T CHOOSE HIM, HE CHOSE ME!
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  • AND WHAT MAKES IT CRAZY IS HE KNEW EVERY PLACE
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  • WHERE I FAILED, AND WHERE I WOULD FAIL,
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  • AND HE STILL CHOSE ME ANYWAY, SO EAT THAT, HATERS!
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  • [AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUDING]
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  • FRESH WORD, FRESH PERSPECTIVE,
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  • AND A WHOLE LOT OF HALLELUJAH!
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  • JOHN GRAY'S WORLD, BOOM!
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  • [UPTEMPO MUSIC]
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  • GOD BLESS YOU, FAMILY, IT'S JOHN GRAY,
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  • AND I GOT SO MUCH ON MY SPIRIT,
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  • SO I'M GLAD YOU'RE HERE TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH ME.
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  • YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL TRANSITIONS
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  • WE CAN MAKE IN OUR LIFE
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  • IS WHEN WE BEGIN GOING TO GOD FOR RELATIONSHIP.
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  • JUST TO BE WITH HIM, INSTEAD OF JUST GOING TO HIM
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  • FOR THE MANY GOOD THINGS HE GIVES.
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  • IN TODAY'S MESSAGE, I'LL SHARE WITH YOU
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  • HOW GOD IS MORE INTERESTED IN YOU BECOMING LIKE CHRIST,
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  • AND CONFORMING TO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST.
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  • SO MAYBE YOU'VE GROWN TIRED
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  • WITH THE WAY THINGS HAVE GONE IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • FOR WHATEVER REASON.
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  • WELL, TODAY, I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU
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  • HOW YOUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
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  • IS THE PATHWAY TO THE CHANGED LIFE YOU DESIRE.
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  • AS WELL AS HOW TO REAP THE ABUNDANCE OF BLESSINGS
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  • JESUS DIED FOR YOU TO HAVE.
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  • SO CALL EVERYBODY YOU KNOW, PRESS THE RED DVR BUTTON,
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  • AND WATCH THIS MESSAGE, AND BE BLESSED.
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  • WE HAVEN'T HAD THE PROPER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO NAVIGATE
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  • THIS THING CALLED RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.
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  • IT'S MORE THAN A MOMENT WHEN WE STAND UP
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  • AND GET A BOOK FROM OUR PASTORS, AND THEN NOTHING CHANGES.
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  • NO, WHEN YOU'RE IN RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE,
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  • YOU GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEM,
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  • AND AS YOU GET TO KNOW MORE, YOU FIND OUT
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  • THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW AS MUCH AS YOU THOUGHT,
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  • AND THEN YOU WANNA KNOW MORE, AND YOU WANNA SPEND MORE TIME,
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  • AND THIS IS THE BEAUTY OF JESUS,
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  • 'CAUSE YOU'LL NEVER EXHAUST HIM.
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  • HE'S ALWAYS GOT SOMETHING NEW TO SHARE,
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  • SOMETHING NEW TO GIVE, SOMETHING NEW TO OFFER,
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  • SOMETHING NEW TO SPEAK INTO YOUR LIFE.
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  • BUT BECAUSE WE ARE AN ENTERTAINMENT-DRIVEN CULTURE,
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  • WE'VE GOTTA LAY DOWN HOW WE THINK RELATIONSHIPS ARE.
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  • JESUS IS NOT REALITY TV, HE IS REALITY.
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  • YOU CAN'T ENGAGE IN INTIMACY FOR 27 MINUTES ON TV,
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  • AND YOU LOOK AND YOU SEE THE TOTALITY OF A RELATIONSHIP,
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  • AND BE LIKE, I WANT THAT IN MY LIFE.
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  • NO YOU DON'T, THEY SCRIPTED THAT.
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  • REAL RELATIONSHIP IS UNSCRIPTED.
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  • THE MARRIAGES THAT I SEE THAT HAVE SOME SUBSTANCE TO THEM,
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  • THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH SOME THINGS.
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  • CAN I TALK TO ANY MARRIED FOLK IN HERE?
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  • [AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUDING]
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  • BEEN THROUGH SOME THINGS, SHED SOME TEARS.
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  • GOT SOME BATTLE SCARS.
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  • THE ENEMY ATTACKS, WHY?
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  • HE HATES MARRIAGE, WHY?
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  • BECAUSE MARRIAGE IS A REMINDER OF THE COVENANT
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  • BETWEEN CHRIST AND THE CHURCH IN THE EARTH.
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  • HE DOESN'T LIKE YOU, BECAUSE HE HATES THE FACT
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  • THAT GOD CHOSE YOU INSTEAD OF HIM.
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  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
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  • I'M TRYING TO TEACH, BUT I FEEL THE PREACH.
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  • JESUS, THAT IS CRAZY.
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  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
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  • THAT'S AWESOME.
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  • JESUS DOESN'T JUST WANT TO BE A PART OF YOUR LIFE.
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  • HE WANTS TO BE YOUR LIFE.
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  • HERE'S A SCRIPTURE THAT BACKS UP MY CLAIM.
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  • HELP ME, JESUS, 'CAUSE I HAD IT.
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  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
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  • OOH, I CAN'T FIND IT, I THINK IT'S IN MY PHONE.
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  • THERE'S A SCRIPTURE THAT SAYS WHEN CHRIST,
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  • WHO IS YOUR LIFE, APPEARS,
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  • DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER THAT SCRIPTURE?
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  • ONE OF THE THINGS THAT, IT WAS IN MY NOTES,
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  • AND MY NOTES JUST WENT BLANK,
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  • BUT I'M NOT GONNA LET THAT STOP ME,
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  • I'M GONNA FIND THAT SCRIPTURE, OR MAYBE I WON'T.
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  • IT'S WHAT?
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  • - [AUDIENCE MEMBERS] COLOSSIANS THREE!
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  • - COLOSSIANS THREE, HELLO!
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  • [AUDIENCE CHEERING]
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  • SEE, THAT'S WHY YOU GOT FAMILY!
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  • I KNEW WHERE I WANTED TO GO, BUT MY FAMILY GOT ME THERE!
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  • DO YOU KNOW, YOU MAY HAVE A PART,
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  • BUT YOUR FAMILY MAY HAVE THE REST?
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  • [AUDIENCE CHEERING]
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  • I DARE YOU TO HIGH-FIVE SOMEBODY, SAY, WE FAMILY,
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  • WE'RE FAMILY, WE'RE FAMILY!
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  • SET YOUR MIND ON THINGS ABOVE, NOT ON THINGS ON THE EARTH.
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  • FOR YOU DIED, AND YOUR LIFE IS HIDDEN WITH CHRIST IN GOD.
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  • WHEN CHRIST, WHO IS OUR LIFE, APPEARS,
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  • THEN YOU ALSO WILL APPEAR WITH HIM IN GLORY.
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  • JESUS DOESN'T JUST WANNA BE A PART OF YOUR LIFE.
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  • HE WANTS TO BE YOUR LIFE.
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  • HOW MUCH SO?
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  • HE WANTS YOU TO DINE ON HIM.
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  • ANYBODY READY FOR A PLATE OF JESUS?
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  • CHECK THIS SCRIPTURE OUT, JOHN 6:56.
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  • LET ME GET A TWO PIECE JESUS, AND A BISCUIT.
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  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
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  • A SIDE OF HOLY GHOST, WITH SOME ANOINTING GRAVY.
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  • THAT'S WHEN YOU KNOW YOU'RE FAT,
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  • YOU CAN EVEN TURN JESUS INTO A MEAL.
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  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
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  • PUT SOME SPICE, I LIKE MINE SPICY, I WANT SPICY JESUS.
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  • PUT HIM BACK IN THE OVEN, I WANT SPICY, CRISPY JESUS.
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  • I WANT THE WINGS, 'CAUSE THEN I CAN FLY.
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  • ANYWAY, NEVERMIND, BACK TO THE SCRIPTURE.
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  • JOHN 6:56, THIS IS THE RED LETTERS, THIS IS JESUS TALKING.
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  • EVERYBODY SAY, JESUS IS TALKING.
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  • -[AUDIENCE] JESUS IS TALKING.
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  • - HE WHO EATS MY FLESH AND DRINKS MY BLOOD ABIDES IN ME,
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  • AND I IN HIM.
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  • AS THE LIVING FATHER SENT ME,
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  • AND I LIVE BECAUSE OF THE FATHER,
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  • SO HE WHO FEEDS ON ME WILL LIVE BECAUSE OF ME.
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  • HE SAID, HE WHO EATS MY FLESH
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  • AND DRINKS MY BLOOD ABIDES IN ME.
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  • DID THIS JUST TURN INTO A HORROR MOVIE?
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  • [MANIACAL LAUGHTER] EAT MY FLESH, AND DRINK MY BLOOD!
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  • NO, STOP IT.
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  • THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME IN THE CHURCH,
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  • HE'S CRAZY, WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM,
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  • WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT?
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  • NO, WE ARE NOT ADVOCATING CANNIBALISM.
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  • LET ME TELL YOU WHAT THIS SCRIPTURE WAS TRULY SAYING.
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  • IT WAS CLEARLY SPEAKING METAPHORICALLY.
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  • WHAT WAS THE INTENT OF JESUS WITH THESE WORDS?
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  • HE LITERALLY WANTS YOU TO DINE ON HIM,
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  • TO THE POINT THAT HE'S THE ONLY THING THAT YOU DESIRE.
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  • FOR TOO MANY PEOPLE,
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  • WE HAVE TOO MANY THINGS ON OUR SPIRITUAL MENU.
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  • WE DINE ON DOUBT, GOT A LITTLE BIT OF GUILT.
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  • WE ALWAYS SEEM TO GO AND FIND SOME SHAME.
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  • ESPECIALLY BAD MEMORIES, WE'LL GO IN THE REFRIGERATOR
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  • AND FIND SOME MEMORIES, WON'T WE?
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  • PUT SOME SEASONING ON IT, AND JUST DINE ON THAT.
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  • AND JESUS SAYS, IF YOU DINE ON ME,
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  • YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THE NEWNESS OF LIFE,
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  • YOU'LL HAVE A FRESH PERSPECTIVE OF LIFE,
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  • YOU WILL SEE PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY,
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  • YOU'LL SEE YOURSELF DIFFERENTLY.
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  • TO SAY EAT MY FLESH IS TO SAY,
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  • I WANT YOUR FLESH TO BE SUBMITTED TO MY WILL.
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  • THEN WHEN HE SAYS, DRINK MY BLOOD,
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  • HE SAYS, I WANT YOU TO HAVE MY DNA.
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  • THAT MEANS, I WANT YOU TO HAVE MY SPIRITUAL HERITAGE,
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  • AND I WANT YOU TO HAVE MY PHYSICAL NATURE.
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  • THAT MEANS, I WANT YOU TO FUNCTION
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  • HOW I FUNCTIONED IN THE EARTH.
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  • HOW DID JESUS FUNCTION, MA'AM?
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  • HE LOVED EVERYBODY HE CAME INTO CONTACT WITH.
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  • HE GAVE THEM GRACE.
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  • HIS FIRST LANGUAGE WAS GRACE.
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  • HE EXTENDED GRACE TO EVERYONE WHO HE CAME IN CONTACT WITH,
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  • UNTIL THEY PROVED OTHERWISE.
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  • NOW, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF PHARISEES,
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  • AND YOU CAN READ IT FOR YOURSELF,
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  • THAT HE SAID SOME THINGS, HE CALLED THEM WHITEWASHED TOMBS,
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  • THEIR FATHER WAS THE DEVIL,
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  • HE CALLED THEM ALL KINDS OF STUFF,
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  • BUT THAT WAS, YOU KNOW, THE RELIGIOUS FOLK.
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  • BUT FOR THE BROKEN PEOPLE, THOSE WHO WERE CAUGHT IN SIN,
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  • THOSE WHO WERE STRUGGLING IN LIFE,
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  • THOSE WHO COULDN'T GET IT TOGETHER,
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  • HE ALWAYS EXTENDED GRACE.
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  • IT WAS IN HIS DNA.
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  • HE ALWAYS HAD MERCY, IT WAS IN HIS DNA.
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  • HE ALWAYS FORGAVE, IT WAS IN HIS DNA.
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  • HE ALWAYS FOUGHT FOR SOULS, IT WAS IN HIS DNA.
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  • HE WAS ALWAYS GOING AFTER THE BROKEN, THE HURTING,
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  • THE LOST, THE PROSTITUTE, THE LEPER, IT WAS IN HIS DNA.
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  • AND IF THE ONLY PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING AFTER
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  • ARE PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE YOU, OR ARE IN YOUR SAFE ZONE,
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  • THEN YOU NEED TO GO AHEAD AND CHECK YOUR DNA.
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  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
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  • JESUS WANTS TO BE THE SUM TOTAL OF YOUR LIFE.
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  • HOW MANY PEOPLE REALLY WANT HIM TO BE LORD OF YOUR LIFE?
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  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
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  • WELL, HERE'S THE THING, JESUS WANTS TO BE LORD OF YOUR SOUL,
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  • OF YOUR FLESH, AND YOUR THOUGHT LIFE.
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  • MOST BELIEVERS, AND I'M SPEAKING FOR ME, SPECIFICALLY,
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  • AND IF IT FITS YOU, THEN GO AHEAD AND GRAB THIS,
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  • BUT I'VE NOTICED THAT MANY BELIEVERS
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  • LACK DISCIPLINE IN THEIR THOUGHT LIFE,
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  • IN THEIR PHYSICAL LIFE, IN THEIR BODY,
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  • AND THEREFORE, THEIR SOULS ARE NOT HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, BELOVED,
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  • I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD PROSPER
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  • AND BE IN GOOD HEALTH, EVEN AS YOUR SOUL.
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  • BUT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT A SPIRITUAL PROSPERITY FIRST.
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  • SOMETHING THAT LETS YOU KNOW THAT IN YOUR SOUL, IT IS WELL.
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  • IT IS WELL, WITH MY SOUL.
  • 00:10:26.140 --> 00:10:28.290
  • AND ONCE IT'S WELL WITH YOUR SOUL,
  • 00:10:29.020 --> 00:10:30.120
  • THEN YOUR BODY AND YOUR MIND WILL LINE UP.
  • 00:10:30.150 --> 00:10:33.030
  • BUT IT REQUIRES DISCIPLINE, SOMEBODY SAY DISCIPLINE.
  • 00:10:33.060 --> 00:10:36.030
  • -[AUDIENCE] DISCIPLINE.
  • 00:10:36.060 --> 00:10:37.080
  • - I KNOW FOR MYSELF, AND I'M JUST BEING HONEST,
  • 00:10:37.110 --> 00:10:39.230
  • THAT WHEN IT COMES TO READING THE WORD,
  • 00:10:39.260 --> 00:10:42.030
  • AND TRYING TO PREPARE FOR A SERMON,
  • 00:10:42.060 --> 00:10:44.150
  • I CAN LOCK IN, AND I CAN GET MY SCRIPTURES,
  • 00:10:44.180 --> 00:10:46.260
  • AND I CAN GET MY POINTS, BUT I HAVE A REAL, REAL STRUGGLE
  • 00:10:46.290 --> 00:10:51.270
  • WHEN IT COMES TO DISCIPLINE IN MY PHYSICAL BODY.
  • 00:10:52.000 --> 00:10:54.270
  • FOR WHATEVER REASON,
  • 00:10:55.000 --> 00:10:55.270
  • I WAS JUST NEVER THE DUDE THAT EXERCISED.
  • 00:10:56.000 --> 00:10:57.280
  • I WASN'T THE ONE WANTING TO GO TO THE GYM,
  • 00:10:58.010 --> 00:11:00.070
  • THAT'S ONE OF THE CHALLENGES OF LEARNING HOW TO DISCIPLINE.
  • 00:11:00.100 --> 00:11:03.120
  • BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T HAVE BALANCE,
  • 00:11:03.150 --> 00:11:06.250
  • IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE AND THE OTHER,
  • 00:11:06.280 --> 00:11:09.180
  • THEN YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO FUNCTION
  • 00:11:09.210 --> 00:11:11.020
  • IN THE ONE THAT GOD CALLS YOU TO,
  • 00:11:11.050 --> 00:11:12.240
  • BECAUSE YES, HE WANTS ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL,
  • 00:11:12.270 --> 00:11:15.150
  • BUT THIS IS THE BODY HE GAVE ME,
  • 00:11:15.180 --> 00:11:17.100
  • SO IF I DON'T TAKE CARE OF IT,
  • 00:11:17.130 --> 00:11:19.000
  • AND I KILL IT EARLIER THAN I SHOULD, THEN THIS SUFFERS,
  • 00:11:19.030 --> 00:11:22.210
  • BECAUSE I WAS SUPPOSED TO USE THIS,
  • 00:11:22.240 --> 00:11:25.070
  • AND BE A GOOD STEWARD OVER THIS,
  • 00:11:25.100 --> 00:11:27.030
  • SO THIS WOULD NEVER BE HINDERED.
  • 00:11:27.060 --> 00:11:30.020
  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING AND CHEERING]
  • 00:11:30.050 --> 00:11:34.100
  • I FEEL GOD.
  • 00:11:34.130 --> 00:11:36.160
  • AGAIN, I'M SPEAKING FOR MYSELF.
  • 00:11:36.190 --> 00:11:37.280
  • IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE THAT SAYS,
  • 00:11:38.010 --> 00:11:39.020
  • I COULD USE SOME DISCIPLINE IN MY PHYSICAL BODY?
  • 00:11:39.050 --> 00:11:42.130
  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
  • 00:11:42.160 --> 00:11:43.210
  • IT'D BE GREAT TO HAVE SOME KIND OF CHURCH-WIDE SOMETHING,
  • 00:11:43.240 --> 00:11:46.250
  • WHERE WE COULD ALL JUST TRACK THE PROGRESS AND BE LIKE,
  • 00:11:46.280 --> 00:11:49.130
  • LET'S ALL DO SOME SIT-UPS, OR ONE SIT-UP.
  • 00:11:49.160 --> 00:11:52.160
  • JUST ONE, JUST, UGH, THAT WAS IT, JESUS,
  • 00:11:52.190 --> 00:11:55.240
  • THAT'S ALL I GOT FOR YOU.
  • 00:11:55.270 --> 00:11:57.230
  • NOW, WHERE IS THE ICE CREAM?
  • 00:11:57.260 --> 00:12:00.050
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
  • 00:12:00.080 --> 00:12:05.200
  • THE OTHER THING IS, WE LACK DISCIPLINE IN OUR THOUGHT LIFE.
  • 00:12:05.230 --> 00:12:09.110
  • WE LACK DISCIPLINE IN OUR THOUGHT LIFE,
  • 00:12:09.140 --> 00:12:12.180
  • AND WHAT DOES THE SCRIPTURE SAY ABOUT THAT?
  • 00:12:12.210 --> 00:12:14.210
  • SECOND CORINTHIANS, CHAPTER 10.
  • 00:12:14.240 --> 00:12:16.270
  • FOR THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE ARE NOT CARNAL
  • 00:12:17.000 --> 00:12:18.260
  • BUT MIGHTY IN GOD FOR PULLING DOWN STRONGHOLDS,
  • 00:12:18.290 --> 00:12:22.030
  • CASTING DOWN ARGUMENTS AT EVERY HIGH THING
  • 00:12:22.060 --> 00:12:24.110
  • THAT EXALTS ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD,
  • 00:12:24.140 --> 00:12:27.100
  • BRINGING EVERY THOUGHT INTO CAPTIVITY
  • 00:12:27.130 --> 00:12:30.290
  • TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST.
  • 00:12:31.020 --> 00:12:34.150
  • GOD WANTS US TO LITERALLY REIN IN THOSE THOUGHTS
  • 00:12:34.180 --> 00:12:39.070
  • THAT DON'T REFLECT THE CHARACTER OF JESUS.
  • 00:12:39.100 --> 00:12:42.150
  • -[ANNOUNCER] LIFE CAN BE A DAILY STRUGGLE,
  • 00:12:42.180 --> 00:12:44.160
  • WHERE A MOMENT OF ENCOURAGEMENT
  • 00:12:44.190 --> 00:12:46.010
  • CAN BE OVERSHADOWED BY CIRCUMSTANCES
  • 00:12:46.040 --> 00:12:48.180
  • THAT CONSPIRE TO TARNISH YOUR DREAMS, AND WEAR YOU DOWN.
  • 00:12:48.210 --> 00:12:52.190
  • BUT IN HIS LATEST SERIES, JUST LIKE NEW,
  • 00:12:52.220 --> 00:12:55.040
  • YOU ARE RESTORED BY HIS BLOOD.
  • 00:12:55.070 --> 00:12:57.040
  • JOHN GRAY REVEALS THAT GOD IS NOT ANGERED
  • 00:12:57.070 --> 00:12:59.240
  • BY WEAKNESS OR FAILURES, HE'S MOVED TO DRAW YOU CLOSER
  • 00:12:59.270 --> 00:13:03.110
  • TO THE POWER OF HIS SON, JESUS.
  • 00:13:03.140 --> 00:13:06.050
  • TO THANK YOU FOR HELPING TBN
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  • TAKE THE HOPE AND GRACE OF JESUS
  • 00:13:07.250 --> 00:13:09.190
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  • 00:13:09.220 --> 00:13:13.100
  • BY SENDING YOU A COPY
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  • OF PASTOR GRAY'S SERIES, JUST LIKE NEW.
  • 00:13:14.200 --> 00:13:17.120
  • AND IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR SPECIAL GIFT
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  • OF 70 DOLLARS OR MORE TO TBN, WE WILL INCLUDE BOTH
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  • OF PASTOR JOHN GRAY'S BESTSELLING BOOKS,
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  • 00:13:25.200 --> 00:13:28.180
  • TAKE A MOMENT RIGHT NOW TO CALL,
  • 00:13:28.210 --> 00:13:30.070
  • OR GO SECURELY ONLINE TO CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL OF SUPPORT,
  • 00:13:30.100 --> 00:13:33.260
  • AND REQUEST YOUR RESOURCES.
  • 00:13:33.290 --> 00:13:36.010
  • AS A BELIEVER, JESUS IS WITH YOU, NO MATTER WHAT.
  • 00:13:36.040 --> 00:13:39.190
  • AND HE WANTS YOU TO EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING GOD HAS FOR YOU.
  • 00:13:39.220 --> 00:13:43.160
  • DON'T WAIT. CALL, CLICK, OR WRITE TO TBN TODAY.
  • 00:13:43.190 --> 00:13:49.210
  • - HOW'S JESUS LOOKING IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:13:49.240 --> 00:13:51.180
  • IF I BUMPED INTO YOU AT YOUR HOUSE, COULD I FIND JESUS?
  • 00:13:51.210 --> 00:13:57.050
  • HOW'S THOSE APPS ON YOUR PHONE LOOKING?
  • 00:13:57.080 --> 00:14:00.280
  • WHAT'S GOING ON IN THOSE DMS, YOU SLIDING IN SOME DMS?
  • 00:14:01.010 --> 00:14:04.240
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
  • 00:14:04.270 --> 00:14:06.200
  • COULD I FIND JESUS ON YOUR DVR?
  • 00:14:06.230 --> 00:14:10.200
  • HOW ABOUT YOUR NETFLIX ACCOUNT, COULD I FIND HIM THERE?
  • 00:14:10.230 --> 00:14:15.110
  • WHEN YOU LEAVE HERE, IF I HUNG OUT WITH YOU,
  • 00:14:15.140 --> 00:14:18.220
  • COULD I MISTAKE YOU FOR A CHRISTIAN?
  • 00:14:18.250 --> 00:14:22.130
  • COULD YOU MISTAKE ME FOR A CHRISTIAN?
  • 00:14:22.160 --> 00:14:25.250
  • HOW'S MY MARRIAGE LOOKING, ANY JESUS IN THERE?
  • 00:14:25.280 --> 00:14:31.080
  • REAL, REAL QUIET.
  • 00:14:31.110 --> 00:14:33.200
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
  • 00:14:33.230 --> 00:14:34.250
  • YOU'RE LIKE, WHEN YOU GONNA START SHOUTING?
  • 00:14:34.280 --> 00:14:38.090
  • WHEN YOU GONNA START, DIDN'T YOU SAY HE SHOUT SOMETIMES?
  • 00:14:38.120 --> 00:14:40.070
  • YOU BROUGHT ME IN HERE, IN THE RAIN.
  • 00:14:40.100 --> 00:14:42.270
  • [IMITATING A SHOUT] WHEN YOU DON'T LOOK LIKE JESUS.
  • 00:14:43.000 --> 00:14:45.230
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
  • 00:14:45.260 --> 00:14:49.000
  • I NOTICE THAT I SHOUTED A LOT,
  • 00:14:49.030 --> 00:14:50.090
  • BUT MY CHARACTER DIDN'T REFLECT ANYTHING.
  • 00:14:50.120 --> 00:14:53.160
  • I WAS AT CHURCH MANY YEARS,
  • 00:14:53.190 --> 00:14:55.150
  • STILL HAD SO MUCH UNDISCIPLINED THOUGHT.
  • 00:14:55.180 --> 00:14:59.270
  • AND I SAID, JESUS, SOMETHING'S NOT WORKING, WHAT IS IT?
  • 00:15:00.020 --> 00:15:03.260
  • HE SAID, "TIME.
  • 00:15:03.290 --> 00:15:06.250
  • "YOU SPEND TIME AROUND ME,
  • 00:15:06.280 --> 00:15:08.000
  • "BUT YOU DON'T SPEND TIME WITH ME.
  • 00:15:08.030 --> 00:15:11.120
  • "AND IF YOU DON'T SPEND TIME WITH ME,
  • 00:15:11.150 --> 00:15:12.290
  • "HOW COULD YOU GET TO KNOW ME,
  • 00:15:13.020 --> 00:15:14.190
  • "AND HOW CAN I POUR INTO YOU?"
  • 00:15:14.220 --> 00:15:17.170
  • LET ME HELP YOU.
  • 00:15:17.200 --> 00:15:18.270
  • WE GOT PEOPLE, YOU LOOK AT THE DISCIPLES.
  • 00:15:19.000 --> 00:15:22.020
  • I NEED YOU TO UNDERSTAND,
  • 00:15:22.050 --> 00:15:23.000
  • THE DISCIPLES SHOULD GIVE US ALL HOPE.
  • 00:15:23.030 --> 00:15:25.060
  • THESE DUDES WERE SUPER REGULAR.
  • 00:15:25.090 --> 00:15:27.190
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
  • 00:15:27.220 --> 00:15:31.180
  • THESE WERE THE MOST NORMAL DUDES IN ALL OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:15:31.210 --> 00:15:35.180
  • IT WASN'T LIKE THE AVENGERS,
  • 00:15:35.210 --> 00:15:36.250
  • THEY WEREN'T, LIKE, SUPERPOWERS,
  • 00:15:36.280 --> 00:15:38.050
  • JUST WAITING, LIKE, YEAH, THE MESSIAH SHALL COME.
  • 00:15:38.080 --> 00:15:41.080
  • IN FACT, HE'S COMING IN A FEW DAYS, I AM PREPARING MYSELF!
  • 00:15:41.110 --> 00:15:44.210
  • THEY WERE ON BOATS JUST FISHING.
  • 00:15:44.240 --> 00:15:46.090
  • I AIN'T CAUGHT NOTHING ALL DAY, AIN'T THIS NUTS?
  • 00:15:46.120 --> 00:15:48.110
  • THIS DON'T MAKE NO SENSE.
  • 00:15:48.140 --> 00:15:54.040
  • FISHERMEN, TAX COLLECTORS, REGULAR DUDES, WHAT DID HE DO?
  • 00:15:54.070 --> 00:15:59.120
  • HE TOOK MEN WHO HAD BEEN BROKEN BY LIFE,
  • 00:15:59.150 --> 00:16:03.130
  • WHO WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT.
  • 00:16:03.160 --> 00:16:06.290
  • THE SAME THING HE DOES NOW.
  • 00:16:07.020 --> 00:16:08.230
  • I LOVE JESUS, BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO BE PERFECT
  • 00:16:08.260 --> 00:16:11.130
  • TO CALL YOU DISCIPLE.
  • 00:16:11.160 --> 00:16:13.230
  • [AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUDING]
  • 00:16:13.260 --> 00:16:14.190
  • IS THERE ANYBODY GRATEFUL?
  • 00:16:14.220 --> 00:16:16.180
  • I AM.
  • 00:16:16.210 --> 00:16:17.290
  • I DON'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT.
  • 00:16:18.020 --> 00:16:19.250
  • I'M GLAD, 'CAUSE I'M NOT PERFECT, I WAS NEVER PERFECT.
  • 00:16:19.280 --> 00:16:22.150
  • I WAS NEVER PERFECT, AND I WAS NEVER WORTHY.
  • 00:16:22.180 --> 00:16:25.040
  • HE MADE ME WORTHY!
  • 00:16:25.070 --> 00:16:26.210
  • I DIDN'T CALL HIM, HE CALLED ME!
  • 00:16:26.240 --> 00:16:29.000
  • I DIDN'T CHOOSE HIM, HE CHOSE ME!
  • 00:16:29.030 --> 00:16:31.120
  • AND WHAT MAKES IT CRAZY IS HE KNEW EVERY PLACE
  • 00:16:31.150 --> 00:16:34.140
  • WHERE I FAILED, AND WHERE I WOULD FAIL,
  • 00:16:34.170 --> 00:16:37.040
  • AND HE STILL CHOSE ME ANYWAY, SO EAT THAT, HATERS!
  • 00:16:37.070 --> 00:16:41.200
  • [AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUDING]
  • 00:16:41.230 --> 00:16:44.250
  • THERE'S A FIVE SECOND PRAISE BREAK RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:16:44.280 --> 00:16:48.070
  • [AUDIENCE CHEERING INTENSIFIES]
  • 00:16:48.100 --> 00:16:51.010
  • I KNOW THEY DON'T LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU GOT FAVOR,
  • 00:16:51.040 --> 00:16:53.150
  • BUT FAVOR AIN'T YOUR FAULT.
  • 00:16:53.180 --> 00:16:55.100
  • JESUS CHOSE YOU, YOU MIGHT AS WELL RECEIVE IT.
  • 00:16:55.130 --> 00:17:01.280
  • I WAS FALLEN, I HAD BEEN IN SIN.
  • 00:17:02.010 --> 00:17:03.210
  • I NEEDED JESUS.
  • 00:17:03.240 --> 00:17:05.290
  • I WENT FROM FALLEN, WHEN I ENCOUNTERED HIM,
  • 00:17:06.020 --> 00:17:08.140
  • TO BECOMING A FAN.
  • 00:17:08.170 --> 00:17:10.260
  • FROM FALLEN, TO A FAN.
  • 00:17:10.290 --> 00:17:13.110
  • THEN YOU GO FROM A FAN, TO A FOLLOWER.
  • 00:17:13.140 --> 00:17:16.240
  • I'M TRYING TO HELP YOU.
  • 00:17:16.270 --> 00:17:18.090
  • I SHOULD'VE BEEN PREACHING.
  • 00:17:18.120 --> 00:17:19.150
  • OH, YOU GO FROM FALLEN TO A FAN, UH
  • 00:17:19.180 --> 00:17:23.060
  • AND THEN YOU GO FROM A FAN TO A FOLLOWER, UH
  • 00:17:23.090 --> 00:17:26.110
  • THEN YOU FROM A FOLLOWER TO A FRIEND
  • 00:17:26.140 --> 00:17:29.100
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHING AND APPLAUDING]
  • 00:17:29.130 --> 00:17:31.270
  • WRITE THESE DOWN.
  • 00:17:32.000 --> 00:17:34.070
  • FROM FAN TO FOLLOWER, MARK 10 AND 28,
  • 00:17:34.100 --> 00:17:38.060
  • PETER BEGAN TO SAY TO JESUS,
  • 00:17:38.090 --> 00:17:39.170
  • "SEE, WE HAVE LEFT ALL AND FOLLOWED YOU."
  • 00:17:39.200 --> 00:17:42.190
  • WHAT I WANNA ENCOURAGE YOU THIS WEEK
  • 00:17:42.220 --> 00:17:44.050
  • IS TO IDENTIFY THE AREAS OF YOUR LIFE
  • 00:17:44.080 --> 00:17:46.150
  • WHERE YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN IT TO JESUS.
  • 00:17:46.180 --> 00:17:48.280
  • PETER SAID, WE'VE LEFT IT ALL.
  • 00:17:49.010 --> 00:17:50.270
  • I'M COMING AFTER YOU WITH EVERYTHING I'VE GOT.
  • 00:17:51.000 --> 00:17:52.240
  • I'M MAKING YOU LORD OF EVERYTHING.
  • 00:17:52.270 --> 00:17:55.240
  • WE'VE LEFT IT ALL.
  • 00:17:55.270 --> 00:17:57.080
  • I'M GONNA BE A FOLLOWER, I'M NOT JUST A FAN.
  • 00:17:57.110 --> 00:18:00.020
  • FANS CAN WATCH ON TV, AND TURN IT OFF,
  • 00:18:00.050 --> 00:18:02.030
  • BEFORE THE GAME IS OVER.
  • 00:18:02.060 --> 00:18:03.100
  • BUT A FOLLOWER SAYS, I'M GONNA STICK THIS THING OUT.
  • 00:18:03.130 --> 00:18:05.170
  • I'M GONNA GO ALL THE WAY WITH JESUS.
  • 00:18:05.200 --> 00:18:07.180
  • I'M GONNA SERVE HIM,
  • 00:18:07.210 --> 00:18:08.190
  • AND I'M GONNA GO WHERE HE TELLS ME TO GO.
  • 00:18:08.220 --> 00:18:12.200
  • BUT BEING A FOLLOWER IS NOT ENOUGH, THERE'S MORE.
  • 00:18:12.230 --> 00:18:15.170
  • SOMEBODY SAY, THERE'S MORE.
  • 00:18:15.200 --> 00:18:16.290
  • -[AUDIENCE] THERE'S MORE.
  • 00:18:17.020 --> 00:18:18.000
  • - YOU CAN GO FROM A FOLLOWER TO A FRIEND.
  • 00:18:18.030 --> 00:18:21.080
  • JOHN 15 AND 15, JESUS SAID,
  • 00:18:21.110 --> 00:18:23.050
  • NO LONGER DO I CALL YOU SERVANTS,
  • 00:18:23.080 --> 00:18:25.130
  • FOR A SERVANT DOES NOT KNOW WHAT HIS MASTER IS DOING,
  • 00:18:25.160 --> 00:18:28.050
  • BUT I HAVE CALLED YOU FRIENDS,
  • 00:18:28.080 --> 00:18:30.260
  • FOR ALL THINGS THAT I HEARD FROM MY FATHER
  • 00:18:30.290 --> 00:18:32.200
  • I HAVE MADE KNOWN TO YOU.
  • 00:18:32.230 --> 00:18:34.200
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A FRIEND OF JESUS?
  • 00:18:34.230 --> 00:18:37.290
  • OUR BROTHER WROTE,
  • 00:18:38.020 --> 00:18:39.000
  • I AM A FRIEND OF GOD
  • 00:18:39.030 --> 00:18:42.070
  • I AM A FRIEND OF GOD
  • 00:18:42.100 --> 00:18:44.160
  • YOU KNOW THE SONG!
  • 00:18:44.190 --> 00:18:45.250
  • I AM A FRIEND OF GOD
  • 00:18:45.280 --> 00:18:47.280
  • HE CALLS ME FRIEND
  • 00:18:48.010 --> 00:18:50.140
  • - SEE, HERE'S WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A FRIEND OF GOD.
  • 00:18:50.170 --> 00:18:54.020
  • WHAT DOES FRIENDSHIP GRANT YOU?
  • 00:18:54.050 --> 00:18:56.150
  • BECAUSE PETER AND JOHN, IN THE SCRIPTURE IN ACTS,
  • 00:18:56.180 --> 00:18:58.280
  • THEY WEREN'T JUST FANS OR FOLLOWERS,
  • 00:18:59.010 --> 00:19:01.200
  • THEY WERE FRIENDS, WHO BECAME APOSTLES.
  • 00:19:01.230 --> 00:19:04.010
  • HOW DID THEY BECOME FRIENDS?
  • 00:19:04.040 --> 00:19:05.160
  • THEY SPENT THREE YEARS, DAY IN AND DAY OUT, WITH JESUS.
  • 00:19:05.190 --> 00:19:08.120
  • AFTER THREE TO THREE AND A HALF YEARS
  • 00:19:08.150 --> 00:19:10.190
  • OF DAY IN AND DAY OUT MINISTRY,
  • 00:19:10.220 --> 00:19:12.200
  • WATCHING HOW JESUS ENGAGED CULTURE,
  • 00:19:12.230 --> 00:19:15.060
  • WATCHING HOW JESUS CONNECTED WITH THE BROKEN,
  • 00:19:15.090 --> 00:19:17.190
  • WATCHING HOW JESUS HEALED THE SICK, RAISED THE DEAD,
  • 00:19:17.220 --> 00:19:21.050
  • OPENED BLINDED EYES, OPENED DEAF EARS,
  • 00:19:21.080 --> 00:19:23.070
  • STRETCHED OUT WITHERED HANDS, GOT LAME PEOPLE UP WALKING,
  • 00:19:23.100 --> 00:19:26.160
  • WHEN THEY SAW THAT, WHEN THEY DIDN'T JUST SEE IT,
  • 00:19:26.190 --> 00:19:29.050
  • BUT THEY EXPERIENCED IT,
  • 00:19:29.080 --> 00:19:30.180
  • WHEN THEY HAD GOTTEN ENOUGH OF THE DNA OF JESUS,
  • 00:19:30.210 --> 00:19:33.240
  • NEAR THE END OF HIS LIFE, JESUS SAID,
  • 00:19:33.270 --> 00:19:35.260
  • Y'ALL AREN'T FOLLOWERS ANYMORE.
  • 00:19:35.290 --> 00:19:39.000
  • Y'ALL MY FRIENDS.
  • 00:19:39.030 --> 00:19:41.120
  • BECAUSE WE'VE SPENT ENOUGH TIME, THAT YOU'RE NOT BELOW ME,
  • 00:19:41.150 --> 00:19:47.030
  • YOU'RE ON THE SAME LEVEL AS ME.
  • 00:19:47.060 --> 00:19:48.210
  • I BROUGHT YOU UP TO WHERE I AM.
  • 00:19:48.240 --> 00:19:50.210
  • FRIENDSHIP IS SYMBIOTIC.
  • 00:19:50.240 --> 00:19:52.130
  • THAT MEANS, WE GET TO EXCHANGE THINGS.
  • 00:19:52.160 --> 00:19:55.150
  • THIS IS A PROFOUND PLACE OF HALLELUJAH,
  • 00:19:55.180 --> 00:19:59.020
  • WHERE JESUS SAYS, I'VE MADE YOU MY FRIEND,
  • 00:19:59.050 --> 00:20:01.070
  • I CALL YOU FRIENDS.
  • 00:20:01.100 --> 00:20:03.000
  • I'VE TOLD YOU EVERYTHING, I HAVEN'T HIDDEN ANYTHING.
  • 00:20:03.030 --> 00:20:05.180
  • WHEN YOU START GETTING DEEP REVELATION,
  • 00:20:05.210 --> 00:20:07.160
  • THAT'S WHEN YOU KNOW YOUR FRIENDSHIP IS ON THE NEXT LEVEL.
  • 00:20:07.190 --> 00:20:10.100
  • WHEN YOU CAN SENSE HIS PRESENCE,
  • 00:20:10.130 --> 00:20:11.260
  • AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN ANSWER
  • 00:20:11.290 --> 00:20:13.110
  • BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT'S ALREADY SPEAKING TO YOU,
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  • THAT'S WHEN YOU KNOW YOU'RE AT THE NEXT LEVEL.
  • 00:20:15.230 --> 00:20:19.060
  • LET ME GIVE YOU THESE THINGS, AND THEN WE'LL BE FINISHED.
  • 00:20:19.090 --> 00:20:23.060
  • WHAT DOES FRIENDSHIP WITH JESUS GRANT YOU?
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  • NUMBER ONE, FRIENDSHIP GRANTS YOU ACCESS.
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  • IT WAS ACCESS GRANTED,
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  • IT GRANTS YOU ACCESS TO GOD'S PRESENCE.
  • 00:20:30.030 --> 00:20:31.280
  • EXODUS 33 AND 11, SO THE LORD SPOKE TO MOSES FACE TO FACE,
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  • AS A MAN SPEAKS TO HIS FRIEND.
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  • AND HE WOULD RETURN TO THE CAMP,
  • 00:20:40.030 --> 00:20:41.100
  • BUT HIS SERVANT JOSHUA, THE SON OF NUN,
  • 00:20:41.130 --> 00:20:43.090
  • A YOUNG MAN, DID NOT DEPART FROM THE TABERNACLE.
  • 00:20:43.120 --> 00:20:45.160
  • THE PART I WANT YOU TO GRAB
  • 00:20:45.190 --> 00:20:46.250
  • IS THAT MOSES SPOKE TO GOD FACE TO FACE.
  • 00:20:46.280 --> 00:20:49.140
  • FRIENDSHIP GRANTS YOU FACE TO FACE ACCESS.
  • 00:20:49.170 --> 00:20:52.160
  • I DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR SOMEBODY ELSE
  • 00:20:52.190 --> 00:20:55.160
  • BECAUSE OF MY RELATIONSHIP, I CAN GET TO JESUS.
  • 00:20:55.190 --> 00:20:58.110
  • HE CALLS ME FRIEND, AND WE'RE NOT JUST FRIENDS,
  • 00:20:58.140 --> 00:21:00.290
  • NOW, WE'RE FAMILY, BECAUSE I TOOK HIS BLOOD,
  • 00:21:01.020 --> 00:21:03.110
  • WHICH MEANS I'M AN HEIR AND A JOINT HEIR.
  • 00:21:03.140 --> 00:21:05.090
  • HE'S MY OLDER BROTHER, HE'S THE HIGH PRIEST.
  • 00:21:05.120 --> 00:21:07.230
  • HE GETS ME BACK IN WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
  • 00:21:07.260 --> 00:21:10.130
  • NOW I GET TO CALL HEAVENLY FATHER ABBA
  • 00:21:10.160 --> 00:21:14.290
  • THAT MEANS HE'S NOT JUST A FAR-OFF GOD,
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  • HE'S MY FATHER AS WELL.
  • 00:21:17.060 --> 00:21:18.220
  • HE IS MY DADDY GOD, AND THIS IS THE BEAUTY OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:21:18.250 --> 00:21:22.180
  • HE GIVES US ACCESS TO THE FATHER, ACCESS TO THE PROMISES,
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  • AND ACCESS TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:26.140 --> 00:21:29.110
  • WHAT ELSE DOES FRIENDSHIP GRANT YOU?
  • 00:21:29.140 --> 00:21:30.270
  • FRIENDSHIP GRANTS YOU ACCESS TO BENEFITS, PSALM 103.
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  • BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL, AND ALL THAT'S WITHIN ME,
  • 00:21:36.230 --> 00:21:40.020
  • BLESS HIS HOLY NAME.
  • 00:21:40.050 --> 00:21:41.110
  • BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL, AND FORGET NOT ALL HIS BENEFITS.
  • 00:21:41.140 --> 00:21:43.290
  • WHAT'S THE BENEFITS, JOHN GRAY?
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  • I'M GLAD YOU ASKED.
  • 00:21:45.250 --> 00:21:46.270
  • HE FORGIVES ALL YOUR INIQUITIES,
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  • HEALS MOST OF YOUR DISEASES.
  • 00:21:49.080 --> 00:21:51.040
  • -[AUDIENCE] ALL!
  • 00:21:51.070 --> 00:21:53.060
  • -[JOHN] I'M SORRY, HEALS SOME OF YOUR DISEASES.
  • 00:21:53.090 --> 00:21:55.100
  • -[AUDIENCE] ALL!
  • 00:21:55.130 --> 00:21:56.140
  • -[JOHN] WELL, YOU DON'T SOUND LIKE YOU MEAN IT,
  • 00:21:56.170 --> 00:21:57.190
  • SO I DON'T KNOW IF Y'ALL FRIENDS OR NOT.
  • 00:21:57.220 --> 00:21:59.180
  • HE HEALS WHAT?
  • 00:21:59.210 --> 00:22:00.210
  • -[AUDIENCE] [LOUDER] ALL!
  • 00:22:00.240 --> 00:22:01.270
  • - ALL OF YOUR DISEASES,
  • 00:22:02.000 --> 00:22:03.100
  • HE REDEEMS YOUR LIFE FROM DESTRUCTION,
  • 00:22:03.130 --> 00:22:05.200
  • WHO CROWNS YOU WITH LOVING KINDNESS AND TENDER MERCIES.
  • 00:22:05.230 --> 00:22:08.150
  • WHO SATISFIES YOUR MOUTH WITH GOOD THINGS,
  • 00:22:08.180 --> 00:22:10.270
  • SO THAT YOUR YOUTH IS RENEWED LIKE THE EAGLE'S.
  • 00:22:11.000 --> 00:22:13.250
  • THERE ARE BENEFITS TO BEING A FRIEND OF JESUS.
  • 00:22:13.280 --> 00:22:18.110
  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
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  • THE LAST THING IS,
  • 00:22:20.200 --> 00:22:21.200
  • FRIENDSHIP GRANTS YOU ACCESS TO THE MIRACULOUS.
  • 00:22:21.230 --> 00:22:24.210
  • CHECK JOHN 11.
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  • LAZARUS WAS DEAD, FOUR DAYS IN THE GROUND, STINKING.
  • 00:22:26.140 --> 00:22:30.220
  • JESUS WAS LIKE, THAT'S MY FRIEND,
  • 00:22:30.250 --> 00:22:32.080
  • I'M NOT GONNA LEAVE HIM IN THE GROUND.
  • 00:22:32.110 --> 00:22:34.140
  • I'M ABOUT TO GO SEE ABOUT HIM, ROLL THAT STONE AWAY.
  • 00:22:34.170 --> 00:22:37.240
  • JESUS WILL ROLL SOME STONES OUT THE WAY FOR HIS FRIENDS.
  • 00:22:37.270 --> 00:22:41.010
  • JESUS WILL MOVE OBSTACLES TO GET TO HIS FRIENDS.
  • 00:22:41.040 --> 00:22:44.030
  • THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FAN AND A FRIEND.
  • 00:22:44.060 --> 00:22:47.010
  • FRIENDS HAVE ACCESS.
  • 00:22:47.040 --> 00:22:48.110
  • FANS SIT IN THE STANDS,
  • 00:22:48.140 --> 00:22:50.150
  • BUT FRIENDS GET TO WALK ON THE COURT.
  • 00:22:50.180 --> 00:22:52.150
  • FRIENDS GET TO WALK THROUGH THE COURTS,
  • 00:22:52.180 --> 00:22:54.030
  • IN FACT, ENTER HIS GATES WITH THANKSGIVING.
  • 00:22:54.060 --> 00:22:58.080
  • BUT IF YOU'RE GONNA BE ON THE COURTS, WHAT YOU GOTTA DO?
  • 00:22:58.110 --> 00:23:00.200
  • -[AUDIENCE] PRAISE.
  • 00:23:00.230 --> 00:23:01.150
  • - ANYBODY WILLING TO PRAISE JESUS?
  • 00:23:01.180 --> 00:23:03.140
  • BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT HE'S GIVEN YOU,
  • 00:23:03.170 --> 00:23:05.090
  • THE ACCESS HE'S GRANTED YOU, THE FAVOR THAT YOU FOUND?
  • 00:23:05.120 --> 00:23:08.280
  • YOU'VE GOT ACCESS TO THE MIRACLES,
  • 00:23:09.010 --> 00:23:11.280
  • THE BENEFITS, AND THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
  • 00:23:12.010 --> 00:23:14.080
  • THIS IS WHAT FRIENDSHIP ALLOWS AND AFFORDS.
  • 00:23:14.110 --> 00:23:19.150
  • SO HERE, LET ME CLOSE:
  • 00:23:19.180 --> 00:23:22.130
  • I'M WITH HIM, SO IT SHOULD REFLECT IN MY CHARACTER,
  • 00:23:22.160 --> 00:23:26.080
  • MY MANNERISMS, MY RELATIONSHIPS.
  • 00:23:26.110 --> 00:23:28.270
  • HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN WITH JESUS?
  • 00:23:29.000 --> 00:23:32.100
  • YOU'LL KNOW BECAUSE OF THE TIME SPENT WITH JESUS,
  • 00:23:32.130 --> 00:23:35.100
  • WILL REFLECT IN THE WAY I INTERACT WITH YOU.
  • 00:23:35.130 --> 00:23:39.080
  • WE WILL KNOW, WE ARE CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:23:39.110 --> 00:23:41.050
  • THEY WILL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:23:41.080 --> 00:23:42.080
  • BY OUR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:23:42.110 --> 00:23:46.170
  • I WANNA SAY THAT I'M A FRIEND OF JESUS.
  • 00:23:46.200 --> 00:23:50.170
  • I WANT THE ACCESS TO BE GRANTED TO ME.
  • 00:23:50.200 --> 00:23:53.120
  • I WANT THE BENEFITS THAT COME WITH IT.
  • 00:23:53.150 --> 00:23:55.200
  • I DON'T WANNA JUST GET THINGS FROM JESUS,
  • 00:23:55.230 --> 00:23:58.040
  • I WANNA GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO THE KINGDOM,
  • 00:23:58.070 --> 00:24:00.140
  • FOR ALL THAT I'VE ALREADY RECEIVED.
  • 00:24:00.170 --> 00:24:02.240
  • THE GREATEST PROMISE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:24:02.270 --> 00:24:04.140
  • IS THAT BECAUSE OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:24:04.170 --> 00:24:07.090
  • GOD REMEMBERS OUR SIN NO MORE.
  • 00:24:07.120 --> 00:24:09.220
  • AND I KNOW PEOPLE WANNA KEEP YOU WHERE YOU WERE,
  • 00:24:09.250 --> 00:24:11.280
  • AND SOMETIMES, YOUR OWN MIND
  • 00:24:12.010 --> 00:24:13.240
  • WANTS TO KEEP YOU WHERE YOU WERE,
  • 00:24:13.270 --> 00:24:15.150
  • BUT YOU'RE NOT STRONGER THAN THE BLOOD,
  • 00:24:15.180 --> 00:24:17.050
  • AND NEITHER ARE YOUR ENEMIES.
  • 00:24:17.080 --> 00:24:19.120
  • WHAT JESUS DID PAVED THE WAY FOR US
  • 00:24:19.150 --> 00:24:21.170
  • TO HAVE UNBROKEN RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER.
  • 00:24:21.200 --> 00:24:24.250
  • IT IS IN THE PLACE OF FELLOWSHIP AND COMMUNION WITH CHRIST
  • 00:24:24.280 --> 00:24:28.290
  • THAT WE ARE CHANGED, AND EXPERIENCE NEWNESS OF LIFE.
  • 00:24:29.020 --> 00:24:33.030
  • I SHARE ON THIS IN MY LATEST SERIES, JUST LIKE NEW.
  • 00:24:33.060 --> 00:24:37.070
  • EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY STILL BE DEALING
  • 00:24:37.100 --> 00:24:38.280
  • WITH OLD ISSUES IN THE NATURAL,
  • 00:24:39.010 --> 00:24:41.070
  • THE BLOOD OF JESUS CLEANSES YOU.
  • 00:24:41.100 --> 00:24:43.270
  • NOW, GOD WANTS TO SPEND TIME RELATING WITH YOU,
  • 00:24:44.000 --> 00:24:47.140
  • AND REVEALING TO YOU WHO YOU REALLY ARE,
  • 00:24:47.170 --> 00:24:50.000
  • NOW THAT YOU'VE BEEN FILLED WITH HIS SPIRIT.
  • 00:24:50.030 --> 00:24:53.010
  • THE TRUTHS UNCOVERED IN THIS SERIES COULD BE RESPONSIBLE
  • 00:24:53.040 --> 00:24:56.000
  • FOR PUTTING YOU ON A PATH OF REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE,
  • 00:24:56.030 --> 00:24:59.030
  • PROGRESS, AND BREAKTHROUGH.
  • 00:24:59.060 --> 00:25:01.080
  • MAKE SURE TO REQUEST YOUR COPY TODAY.
  • 00:25:01.110 --> 00:25:05.180
  • -[ANNOUNCER] LIFE CAN BE A DAILY STRUGGLE,
  • 00:25:05.210 --> 00:25:07.220
  • WHERE A MOMENT OF ENCOURAGEMENT
  • 00:25:07.250 --> 00:25:09.090
  • CAN BE OVERSHADOWED BY CIRCUMSTANCES
  • 00:25:09.120 --> 00:25:11.240
  • THAT CONSPIRE TO TARNISH YOUR DREAMS, AND WEAR YOU DOWN.
  • 00:25:11.270 --> 00:25:15.200
  • BUT IN HIS LATEST SERIES, JUST LIKE NEW,
  • 00:25:15.230 --> 00:25:18.020
  • YOU ARE RESTORED BY HIS BLOOD.
  • 00:25:18.050 --> 00:25:20.020
  • JOHN GRAY REVEALS THAT GOD
  • 00:25:20.050 --> 00:25:21.240
  • IS NOT ANGERED BY WEAKNESS OR FAILURES,
  • 00:25:21.270 --> 00:25:24.110
  • HE'S MOVED TO DRAW YOU CLOSER
  • 00:25:24.140 --> 00:25:26.130
  • TO THE POWER OF HIS SON, JESUS.
  • 00:25:26.160 --> 00:25:29.050
  • - YOU CAN'T DO IT ON YOUR OWN,
  • 00:25:29.080 --> 00:25:30.270
  • YOU NEED THE HOLY GHOST ON THE INSIDE,
  • 00:25:31.000 --> 00:25:33.190
  • BECAUSE IT'S THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT DOES THE WORK!
  • 00:25:33.220 --> 00:25:37.050
  • -[ANNOUNCER] TO THANK YOU FOR HELPING TBN
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  • TAKE THE HOPE AND GRACE OF JESUS
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  • TO HURTING SOULS AROUND THE GLOBE,
  • 00:25:40.250 --> 00:25:42.280
  • WE WANT TO HELP YOU, BY SENDING YOU A COPY
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  • OF PASTOR GRAY'S SERIES, JUST LIKE NEW.
  • 00:25:45.180 --> 00:25:49.010
  • AND IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR SPECIAL GIFT
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  • OF 70 DOLLARS OR MORE TO TBN, WE WILL INCLUDE
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  • BOTH OF PASTOR JOHN GRAY'S BESTSELLING BOOKS,
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  • I AM NUMBER 8, OVERLOOKED AND UNDERVALUED,
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  • BUT NOT FORGOTTEN BY GOD,
  • 00:25:59.270 --> 00:26:01.220
  • AND WIN FROM WITHIN, FINDING YOURSELF BY FACING YOURSELF.
  • 00:26:01.250 --> 00:26:05.270
  • JOHN SHOWS US, USING THE STORY OF KING DAVID,
  • 00:26:06.000 --> 00:26:08.170
  • HOW GOD TAKES THE SEEMINGLY INSIGNIFICANT,
  • 00:26:08.200 --> 00:26:11.100
  • UNKNOWN, OR OVERLOOKED, AND CRAFTS A DESTINY FIT FOR A KING.
  • 00:26:11.130 --> 00:26:16.090
  • TAKE A MOMENT RIGHT NOW TO CALL,
  • 00:26:16.120 --> 00:26:17.260
  • OR GO SECURELY ONLINE TO CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL OF SUPPORT,
  • 00:26:17.290 --> 00:26:21.170
  • AND REQUEST YOUR RESOURCES.
  • 00:26:21.200 --> 00:26:23.260
  • AS A BELIEVER, JESUS IS WITH YOU, NO MATTER WHAT.
  • 00:26:23.290 --> 00:26:27.230
  • AND HE WANTS YOU TO EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING GOD HAS FOR YOU.
  • 00:26:27.260 --> 00:26:31.140
  • DON'T WAIT. CALL, CLICK, OR WRITE TO TBN TODAY.
  • 00:26:31.170 --> 00:26:37.150
  • - PRAISE GOD.
  • 00:26:37.180 --> 00:26:39.030
  • AS WE CLOSE OUT TODAY,
  • 00:26:39.060 --> 00:26:40.200
  • I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO SEEK THE LORD,
  • 00:26:40.230 --> 00:26:43.260
  • GET IN HIS FACE THROUGH PRAYER AND BIBLE READING.
  • 00:26:43.290 --> 00:26:46.200
  • DON'T LOOK AT IT AS A SPIRITUAL CHORE,
  • 00:26:46.230 --> 00:26:49.200
  • IT'S YOU SPENDING TIME WITH THE ETERNAL GOD,
  • 00:26:49.230 --> 00:26:52.240
  • THE LIVING GOD, THE CREATOR GOD,
  • 00:26:52.270 --> 00:26:54.260
  • WHO IS ALSO YOUR ABBA FATHER, YOUR DADDY GOD,
  • 00:26:54.290 --> 00:26:58.060
  • WHO LOVES YOU, WHO'S AWARE
  • 00:26:58.090 --> 00:26:59.270
  • OF EVERY INTIMATE DETAIL OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:27:00.020 --> 00:27:03.050
  • CAN YOU IMAGINE, WITH ALL THAT HE IS AND ALL THAT HE'S DONE?
  • 00:27:03.080 --> 00:27:06.240
  • HE WANTS TO TALK WITH YOU, WALK WITH YOU.
  • 00:27:06.270 --> 00:27:10.160
  • AND HE'S WAITING.
  • 00:27:10.190 --> 00:27:12.080
  • MY PRAYER IS THAT,
  • 00:27:12.110 --> 00:27:13.270
  • FROM A PLACE OF GENUINE RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST,
  • 00:27:14.000 --> 00:27:17.030
  • THE THINGS YOU'VE STRUGGLED WITH FOR YEARS
  • 00:27:17.060 --> 00:27:19.240
  • WILL TRULY BECOME A THING OF THE PAST,
  • 00:27:19.270 --> 00:27:22.230
  • AS YOU BEHOLD THE BEAUTY OF YOUR SAVIOR.
  • 00:27:22.260 --> 00:27:26.000
  • HALLELUJAH.
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  • [UPTEMPO MUSIC]
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