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Open Your Heart

Watch Open Your Heart
September 1, 2019
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Kerry Shook Ministries with Kerry Shook

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  • Kerry: Our culture is obsessed with love.
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  • Almost all of our songs are about love.
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  • Most of our movies, whether they're romantic comedies or
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  • they're the biggest superhero action movie of the year,
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  • have a love story running through them,
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  • but for a culture obsessed with love,
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  • I find it so ironic that we know almost nothing about real love.
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  • I mean, the Beatles sang, "All You Need Is Love,"
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  • then they broke up.
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  • Hollywood couples spend multi-millions of dollars for
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  • their wedding only to spend multi-multi-millions of dollars
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  • for a divorce a couple years later.
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  • Why is that?
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  • Because we just settle for superficial love and never
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  • really go to the heart of what real love is.
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  • That's why we're in this series we're calling
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  • "Love with No Strings Attached," because we're learning how
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  • to cut the strings that keep us at the surface level
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  • so that we can go to the heart of real love.
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  • And the problem is we just settle for an image of love.
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  • It's just an image of love, and it's not real love.
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  • It's infatuation. It's attraction.
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  • Those are great things, but that's not real love.
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  • It's an image of love that's all about feelings.
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  • You know, we fall in love one day, we fall out of love
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  • the next because feelings come and go.
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  • It's an image of love that's all about happily ever after,
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  • where there's no problems and no stress,
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  • and that's not real love.
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  • That's just an image of love.
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  • In fact, it's a mirage.
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  • To really get to the heart of real love, you gotta go behind
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  • the scenes because real love is messy, takes a lot of hard work.
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  • It's difficult, it's painful, it involves understanding when you
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  • don't feel like understanding, it involves patience when you
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  • don't feel like being patient, it involves forgiveness,
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  • it involves messy conflict and staying at the table
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  • and working through it.
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  • It involves commitment, it involves being willing
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  • to be miserable for a while, it involves hard work,
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  • and that's real love.
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  • Our grandson Jude Samuel Shook, you know,
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  • the son of our son Josh and daughter-in-law, Kelli--
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  • as many of you know, was born on January the 7th, 2017, and went
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  • to be with the Lord on January the 8th, and though he only
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  • lived for one day, he changed us for the rest of our lives, and
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  • he taught us so much about real love and the heart of real love
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  • because just two days after Jude went to be with the Lord, our
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  • daughter Megan sent our whole family a group text,
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  • and that group text contained two little verses at
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  • the beginning of a really tiny, obscure little book
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  • in the New Testament, written by another Jude,
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  • the half-brother of Jesus, and as soon as we got
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  • that group text, Chris and I looked at each other.
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  • After we'd read the verses and we were thinking the same thing,
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  • it was as if Jude, our Jude, had spoken directly to us, from
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  • heaven, the most encouraging words that we'd ever heard
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  • in our lives at the most discouraging time,
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  • and I wanna read those verses to you from Jude.
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  • I wanna read these verses to you because they also contain
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  • the secret to real love, the heart of real love.
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  • So would you stand in honor of God's Word, Woodlands Church?
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  • And I wanna welcome all you guys worshiping with us at our
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  • satellite campuses and everyone worshiping with us through our
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  • broadcast and our online ministry around the world.
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  • You're welcome. We're all one family.
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  • We're all part of one church.
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  • And just follow along with me because I know that you're here
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  • for a reason.
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  • Everyone within the sound of my voice is not listening or
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  • hearing or seeing by accident, but God has a word for you
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  • from Jude, from his Word.
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  • "I, Jude, am a slave to Jesus Christ
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  • and brother to James,
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  • writing to those loved by God the Father,
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  • called and kept safe by Jesus Christ.
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  • Relax, everything's going to be all right.
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  • Rest, everything's coming together.
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  • Open your hearts, love is on the way."
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  • You can be seated, and I want you to underline that phrase
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  • that's forever changed our hearts: "Open your hearts,
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  • love is on the way."
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  • That's the secret to lasting love.
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  • That's the secret to love that changes us,
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  • that changes people around us.
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  • That's the secret to love that brings total fulfillment in our
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  • lives, a love that comes from a heart wide open,
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  • because if you close off your heart,
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  • you can't receive God's love or you can't give real love,
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  • and that's why the Bible says
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  • we're to love God wholeheartedly.
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  • We're to love with our whole heart.
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  • Now, the word for "heart" in the Bible literally means
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  • "the real you."
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  • It's not your physical heart the Bible talks about so often.
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  • It's the heart that is the real you, those internal motivations,
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  • those passions--the real you.
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  • You're to live with your heart wide open.
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  • Now, if you're a Christ-follower, your heart now
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  • is made to live wide open, full throttle.
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  • You've got to live with your heart wide open,
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  • or you'll never find fulfillment because your heart
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  • was made to live wide open.
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  • The problem is, as we go through life, the pains and the
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  • difficulties and the stresses and the problems of life
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  • wound our hearts.
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  • Our hearts get let down, our hearts get hurt,
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  • our hearts get disappointed, our hearts get betrayed,
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  • our hearts get broken, and then our hearts become fearful,
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  • and we start shutting down parts of our heart,
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  • and we protect our hearts, and we don't live with hearts
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  • wide open because we're afraid our hearts
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  • are gonna get hurt again, and our hearts become fearful.
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  • And I have to tell you, there's a battle raging
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  • right now over your heart.
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  • You have an enemy that fears your heart, because Satan fears
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  • what God can do through one ordinary person who's living
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  • with a heart wide open.
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  • Satan fears one ordinary person who's living
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  • wholeheartedly for God.
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  • In this battle for your heart, we've all let our guard down,
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  • and we've lost battles, and our hearts have been wounded deeply,
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  • and every one of us have wounds in our heart that need healing,
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  • and I believe with all my heart today that God wants
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  • to heal hearts, that God is going to heal hearts today.
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  • And there's gonna be people here today, some of you will never be
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  • the same again because your heart is going to experience
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  • healing, and you're gonna start living with a heart wide open.
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  • "But how do I do that?"
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  • Well, I've gotta go back to the words of Jude there
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  • in the Bible.
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  • First, I've gotta rest in the goodness of God's heart.
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  • To have a heart wide open, I've gotta affirm
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  • the goodness of God's heart.
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  • Now, we know as Christ-followers, deep in our
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  • hearts, that God is a good God, that he has a good plan for our
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  • lives, that he's not trying to hurt us, that God has a good
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  • plan for our lives, that he knows what he's doing,
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  • but at times, it doesn't look like he knows what he's doing,
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  • and at times, circumstances don't look good, in fact,
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  • the times things are bad, and we begin to doubt God's goodness,
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  • that God really does care, that God really is a good God.
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  • But look at Jude 1 and 2, it says, "Rest,
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  • everything's coming together."
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  • What a comfort that is.
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  • God says, "You can rest in my goodness,
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  • even when things are bad.
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  • It's all coming together just like I planned,
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  • and it's a good plan.
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  • You just can't see it right now."
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  • See, to open my heart, I've gotta first affirm God's
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  • goodness, even when things are bad.
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  • In 1 Chronicles 16:34, it says, "O give thanks to the Lord,
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  • for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever."
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  • Underline the phrase "He is good," and then underline
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  • the word "forever," and connect the two.
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  • The reason why we have trouble seeing that God is good is
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  • because we can't see forever.
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  • We just see the here and now.
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  • We can't see the big picture, and many times, in the here
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  • and now, things aren't good.
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  • They're bad, and we begin to think that God's not good.
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  • "How can God be a good God when these things are so bad
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  • and so painful?"
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  • And so much pain is all around us, but we know that God is good
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  • because he's into forever.
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  • He sees the big picture even when we can't see it, and he
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  • says, "It's all coming together, just like I planned.
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  • I'm weaving it all together, just like I planned.
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  • You just can't see it right now.
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  • You've gotta wait until it's finished."
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  • For you see, folks, life is just preparation for eternity.
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  • If you don't understand that, then you're gonna be
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  • really frustrated in life.
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  • You'll never be happy.
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  • You'll never be fulfilled.
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  • If you think this life is all about happiness and then,
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  • one day, everything will be perfect in your life,
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  • you're gonna be very disappointed.
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  • You're gonna get really bitter in this life until you
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  • understand that life is preparation for eternity,
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  • that there are really two sides of life.
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  • There's this side before you enter into eternity,
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  • and then there's the other side.
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  • There's the next life.
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  • And we live here 60, 70, 80 years.
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  • We don't know if we have one day or if we have a hundred years,
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  • but then we go to the next life in eternity,
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  • billions of billions of billions of billions of years,
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  • and then eternity will have just begun.
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  • But this short time here, this very short time here is all
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  • about preparation for the next life, and that's why, so many
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  • times, the things that happen in this life don't make sense,
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  • but they'll make perfect sense in the next.
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  • female announcer: Still to come with Pastor Kerry Shook...
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  • Kerry: And if your heart is crushed today,
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  • God is closer to you than he's ever been.
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  • announcer: Kerry Shook Ministries is committed to
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  • sharing the Gospel and providing the tools necessary for
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  • believers to grow in their relationship with Jesus through
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  • television, media, and creative resources.
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  • Now with social media, we have a great opportunity to join and
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  • encourage one another so that we can all grow in Christ together.
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  • We invite you to join us on Facebook, Instagram,
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  • and YouTube.
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  • We wanna stay connected to you throughout your week,
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  • standing with you in times of need, and celebrating
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  • with you in times of joy.
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  • On these channels, you will find words of encouragement,
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  • learn of special events, enjoy inspiring messages,
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  • and you can send us your prayer requests, share praises,
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  • and help inspire others.
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  • Help us lift each other up, and get connected today.
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  • Go to kerryshook.org, or find us on Facebook,
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  • Instagram, and YouTube.
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  • Your participation will carry the light of Christ
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  • into the world.
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  • Kerry: Now to affirm God's goodness,
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  • I have to also tell him my hurt and my pain.
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  • I have to pour my heart out to him.
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  • The psalmist said, "I've gotta pour out when I'm angry at him,
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  • when I'm mad at him, "God, this makes no sense.
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  • God, I hate this.
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  • God, I don't get it.
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  • It seems like you're not a good God."
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  • God says, "I love it when you pour your heart out to me."
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  • You can't affirm the goodness of God until you pour out all the
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  • things you're feeling about God, and you pour it out to God,
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  • and he loves that because he's so good, and at the end of it,
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  • it's "God, I don't get it, I don't like it,
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  • but I know that you're a good God,
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  • and I thank you that you are."
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  • In Zephaniah 3:17, it says,
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  • "For the Lord your God is living among you.
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  • He's a mighty savior.
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  • He will take delight in you with gladness.
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  • With his love, he will calm all your fears.
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  • He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."
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  • Underline that phrase, "With his love,
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  • he will calm all your fears."
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  • Really, what you need when you're going through pain
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  • and hurt, and your heart is wounded, you don't need answers.
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  • We're always looking for answers,
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  • but answers wouldn't help.
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  • I mean, if God told us right now why that he took Jude after one
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  • day, if God told us why in his plan,
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  • it wouldn't bring any comfort.
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  • We'd still miss him terribly.
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  • The only thing that brings comfort is the presence of
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  • Christ, and he wants to calm you with his loving presence,
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  • and he's here right now, and he loves you,
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  • and he cares about you.
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  • And then underline
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  • "He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."
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  • That means so much to me because our son Josh would sing
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  • every night to Jude in the womb.
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  • He and Kelli would sing, and Josh would play his guitar and
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  • sing songs of praise over him, and it just reminds me how God,
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  • while Josh was singing, was singing over Josh with songs
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  • of love and continues to sing over him and continues.
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  • He wants to continue to sing over you with his love.
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  • Even when I curse him, even when I cry out to him in anger,
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  • he sings over me with his love, his comforting love.
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  • So, first, I have to affirm God's goodness, the goodness
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  • of God's heart, then, secondly, reveal the wound
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  • in your heart because we all have wounded hearts.
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  • After Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, the Bible says the eyes
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  • of their heart were opened so that they could see that they
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  • were naked, and they were ashamed, so they found fig
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  • leaves, stitched them together and covered themselves up,
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  • and they were covering their physical bodies,
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  • but really, it was a symbol of covering their hearts,
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  • and the great cover-up started where we try to cover
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  • up our wounds and our hurts.
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  • We try to cover up our failures, and God says,
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  • "Revealing starts the healing."
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  • In Psalm 51:17, "My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit,
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  • a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise."
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  • We are always trying to hide our brokenness and our hurt
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  • and our weaknesses, and we're always trying to hide
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  • our struggles and sins.
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  • We're always trying to hide the wounds in our heart and cover
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  • them up and put on the image that everything's all together,
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  • and God says, "What I love is when you just come to me with
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  • the wounds in your heart because that's the only way
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  • you can really live from a wide-open heart."
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  • Psalm 34:18, says, "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
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  • and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
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  • And if your heart is crushed today, God is closer to you
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  • than he's ever been.
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  • He loves you so much.
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  • He cares so deeply, and he knows you're hurt, and he hurts with
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  • you, and he weeps with you.
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  • The battle over your heart was won 2.000 years ago on that
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  • cross when Jesus Christ died of a broken heart to forgive you of
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  • all your sins and to heal the wounds that are in your heart.
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  • Bring your wounds to him for healing.
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  • Jude 1:2, brought so much comfort to us.
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  • Says, "Relax, everything is going to be all right."
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  • Hey, the time when everything looked all wrong, God said,
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  • "It's going to be all right."
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  • And sometimes things look all wrong, but God says,
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  • "One day it's gonna be all right."
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  • It may be a few days later that he takes it, turns it upside
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  • down, and takes that wound and works a miracle through it,
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  • but some things won't be all right until we get to heaven.
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  • That's when he'll make all wrongs right.
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  • Everything that's all wrong will become all right one day.
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  • And some of you have gone through so much pain in the last
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  • week or the last month or the last year,
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  • and it's all wrong right now.
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  • Look what Jude says:
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  • "Relax, everything's going to be all right."
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  • One day, all that's wrong will be made all right,
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  • and I just want you to know today, God's telling you,
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  • "It looks all wrong, but, hey, everything's going
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  • to be all right."
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  • It feels like it'll never be right.
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  • God says, "Everything is going to be all right."
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  • And some of you, you came here just because you needed to hear
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  • that one thing from God's Word,
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  • "Hey, everything's gonna be all right."
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  • Turn to your neighbor and say,
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  • "Everything's gonna be all right.
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  • Everything's gonna be all right.
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  • Everything's gonna be all right."
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  • That's from the Lord God.
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  • Everything is gonna be all right.
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  • Not some things, not a few things, but everything will be
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  • made right one day, and you're gonna be all right.
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  • You need to know that.
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  • Everything's gonna be all right.
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  • You're thinking, "Man, everything's all wrong."
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  • You're gonna be all right.
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  • But then, the third thing, I've gotta receive
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  • God's unconditional love.
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  • In Jude 1:2, it says, "Open your heart, love is on the way."
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  • You gotta open your heart to receive God's love
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  • and just let God love you.
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  • Do you let God love you?
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  • I know so many of us, as Christ-followers,
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  • are always trying to still earn God's love.
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  • We're always thinking, you know, "If I do this and do that,
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  • then God will love us more."
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  • No, you just need to stop and let God love you,
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  • and that changes everything, and then you can love.
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  • 1 John 4:18, says, "There's no fear in love
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  • because perfect love drives out all fear.
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  • So, then, love has not been made perfect in anyone who is afraid,
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  • because fear has to do with punishment."
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  • You see, God loves you so much, you don't have to prove that
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  • you're worthy of his love.
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  • You just receive it.
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  • You just receive it.
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  • Receive his forgiveness.
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  • Over and over again, receive his grace, receive his mercy,
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  • breathe it in and just know God loves you.
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  • He can't love you any more or less than he does right now,
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  • and he loves you completely.
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  • You can't earn it, you can't deserve it, but you can receive
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  • it, and you gotta open your heart to do that.
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  • And so you've got to reveal your wounds to God.
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  • Bring them to God, and let him heal.
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  • And then, fourthly, risk giving and living from your heart.
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  • You see, you open your heart to receive God's love,
  • 00:19:49.270 --> 00:19:52.120
  • and then you can risk opening your heart to give love
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  • because you're gonna get hurt.
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  • Some people aren't gonna reciprocate.
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  • You love with no strings attached, and some people aren't
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  • gonna love back, and so you open up your heart to hurt, but you
  • 00:20:02.210 --> 00:20:07.180
  • can open up your heart to live the only way you were made to
  • 00:20:07.190 --> 00:20:10.250
  • live with a heart wide open when you know that the God of the
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  • universe loves you completely, and you're totally accepted,
  • 00:20:14.000 --> 00:20:17.050
  • that you are enough in Christ, that you're beautiful and
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  • valuable, that you do have what it takes with God's power
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  • and God's grace, and God works his greatest work
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  • through your wounds.
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  • You don't have to hide your wounds anymore.
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  • You don't have to hide your struggles.
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  • You don't have to hide the hurt because God does his greatest
  • 00:20:34.090 --> 00:20:39.260
  • work through your wounds, and when you realize he loves
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  • you completely, then you can love completely with
  • 00:20:43.250 --> 00:20:48.140
  • a heart wide open.
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  • Ephesians 3:19, says, "Live full lives,
  • 00:20:49.290 --> 00:20:52.260
  • full in the fullness of God.
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  • God can do anything, you know, far more than you could ever
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  • imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams.
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  • He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us,
  • 00:21:00.110 --> 00:21:03.210
  • his spirit deeply and gently within us."
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  • He wants you to live in the fullness of his heart
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  • in your heart.
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  • He wants you to live with a full heart, and he wants to do so
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  • much more in your life in this life that's beyond anything
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  • you could ever imagine.
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  • 00:21:27.280 --> 00:21:33.260
  • announcer: Here at Kerry Shook Ministries, we know that
  • 00:21:33.270 --> 00:21:35.180
  • putting God's Word into your life changes everything.
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  • That's why we're excited to present a creative way
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  • to spend time in worship throughout your day.
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  • Today as our special thank you for your gift of support,
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  • we wanna send you our church's debut praise CD,
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  • "Woodlands Worship Live."
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  • It's a compilation of ten amazing songs that are
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  • guaranteed to lift you up and fill your soul.
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  • To receive today's special CD offer, call us now at
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  • 844-34-KERRY, or visit us online at kerryshook.org,
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  • as we share an original song from the newly released album.
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  • 00:22:12.280 --> 00:22:22.270
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  • I've been living life in the shadows
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  • Sometimes I forget who I belong to
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  • My lifeline, I'm lost when I let go
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  • Oh, in my freedom, I still choose sorrow
  • 00:22:57.120 --> 00:23:05.030
  • Oh, but even when I was a long way off
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  • you started running, and you didn't stop
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • When I thought I was too far gone
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  • you started running, and you didn't stop
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • You fought till you found me, yeah
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • Oh, my Lord, remake my desires
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  • To gain this love, there's no work required, no
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  • And I'm turning back
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  • I see you
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  • I want you, yeah
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  • Give me strength as I try to run too, oh
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  • But even when I was a long way off
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  • you started running, and you didn't stop
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • When I thought I was too far gone
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  • you started running, and you didn't stop
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • You fought till you found me, yeah
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • Oh, you fought till you found me
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  • Come on
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  • Even when I was a long way off
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  • you started running, and you didn't stop
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • Yes, you did
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  • And I thought I was too far gone
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  • but you started running, and you didn't stop
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • You fought till you found me, yeah
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  • Even when I was a long way off
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  • you started running, and you didn't stop
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • When I thought I was too far gone
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  • you started running, and you didn't stop
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • You fought till you found me
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  • [cheering]
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  • Chris Shook: We're so glad that you joined us
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  • for the message today and hope that it impacts
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  • your life all week long.
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  • Kerry: And, Chris, I know that there's many out there
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  • who've never received Christ,
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  • and all you have to do is just pray and ask
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  • for his salvation and say, "Jesus Christ, forgive me
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  • of all my sins, come into my life,
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  • be the lord of my life, I accept your free gift of salvation
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  • and heaven one day."
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  • And if you pray that prayer, Christ will come into your life,
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  • and he'll never leave you.
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