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How to Honor Your Mother

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June 20, 2019
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Kingdom Connection with Jentezen Franklin

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How to Honor Your Mother

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  • ANNOUNCER: The following
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  • program is sponsored
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  • by friends and partners
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  • - Ephesians 6.
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  • "Honor your father and mother,
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  • which is the first commandment
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  • with promise," -- watch this:
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  • "That it may be well with you,
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  • and you may live long
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  • on the earth."
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  • The reason that it extends
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  • your life is we, the parents,
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  • won't kill you if you honor us.
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  • If you don't,
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  • there's a real chance.
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  • But honor.
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  • Listen to this.
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  • It's a commandment.
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  • Remember, one of
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  • the top Ten Commandments
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  • is to honor your mother.
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  • Honor your parents.
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  • How you treat your parents
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  • really does matter to God,
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  • so much so that He said
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  • it will be well with you
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  • if you honor your parents,
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  • and you will live long
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  • if you honor your parents,
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  • indicating if you don't,
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  • it won't go well with you,
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  • and you will shorten your life.
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  • It's really a remarkable thing
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  • that there are several
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  • stern warnings that children
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  • who mistreat their parents,
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  • and dishonor by their lives
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  • and the way
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  • and the things that they do,
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  • and the way they treat
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  • their parents will suffer great,
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  • great consequences.
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  • The question that
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  • I would ask every parent is,
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  • are you the kind of daughter
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  • you would like to raise?
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  • Are you the kind of son
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  • that you would like to raise?
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  • And the question is,
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  • how do you honor your mother?
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  • And I want to give you --
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  • this is such a simple message.
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  • It won't take me long at all.
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  • And so I want to give you
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  • about seven quick things
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  • of how to honor your mother.
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  • Number one, love
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  • your mother unconditionally.
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  • No matter what, the way
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  • that you honor your mother
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  • is to love her unconditionally.
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  • Love her when she's young,
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  • and love her when she's old.
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  • Love her when
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  • she has so much to give,
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  • and she keeps on giving,
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  • and giving, and giving to you
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  • the best years of her life.
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  • Everything that she has,
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  • she gives to you.
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  • Lays down her life for you.
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  • Love her when
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  • she has something to give,
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  • and when she has
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  • nothing left to give.
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  • You are commanded
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  • to love her unconditionally.
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  • Secondly,
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  • hug her affectionately.
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  • There's a bumper sticker
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  • that you see every once
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  • in a while on cars that says,
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  • "Have you hugged
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  • your kid today?"
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  • I think we ought to make one
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  • and put it on teenagers' doors,
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  • and say, "Have you hugged
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  • your mom today?"
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  • Because it's amazing
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  • how we can take for granted
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  • that our mother knows
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  • that we love her.
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  • But we are to not only love
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  • our mother unconditionally,
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  • but we are to hug her,
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  • kiss her affectionately
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  • because they need it.
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  • Tell her that you love her.
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  • We live in a different time
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  • than we did
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  • when I was coming up.
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  • We understood there
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  • were certain things
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  • that you say to Mother
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  • and you don't say to Mother.
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  • And if you said something
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  • to Mother that wasn't right,
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  • then there were
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  • grave consequences.
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  • You just don't get up
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  • and tell your mother
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  • anything on your mind.
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  • The one time that
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  • I remember my father
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  • striking me in the face
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  • with the open hand --
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  • and I'm not recommending
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  • you do that,
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  • but I'm just telling you,
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  • it made a great impression
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  • on me.
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  • Was when I was a teenager,
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  • and my mother got on my nerves
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  • and did something,
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  • Saint Katie did something
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  • that got on my nerves,
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  • and I just opened up
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  • and said something
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  • so disrespectful to her.
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  • And the next -- I don't know
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  • where he came from.
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  • The next thing I remember
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  • is the side of my face
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  • feeling numb,
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  • and he had slapped me.
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  • And he said, "Don't you
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  • ever speak to your mother,
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  • who is my wife, like that again,
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  • or I'll take you out
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  • in the backyard
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  • and do worse than what I did."
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  • You can make fun of that.
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  • You can belittle that.
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  • But it taught me a respect
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  • for my mother that I,
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  • to this day,
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  • have never forgotten.
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  • Hug them affectionately.
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  • If you're around your mother,
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  • just reach over
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  • and give her a hug right now.
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  • You're not too cool for school.
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  • Just reach over,
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  • and give her a hug,
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  • and say I love you.
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  • Love her unconditionally.
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  • Hug her affectionately.
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  • Number three, understand.
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  • This is how you honor
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  • your mother, by understanding
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  • her sympathetically.
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  • You see, women go through
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  • a lot of changes.
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  • Mothers go through
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  • a lot of changes.
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  • They wear so many hats.
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  • They cook, they clean,
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  • they judge, they make peace,
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  • they referee.
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  • They're sounding boards.
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  • They're accountants.
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  • They do so much,
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  • and we need to appreciate
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  • the great job that mothers do
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  • for us every single day
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  • of their life.
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  • And we need to understand
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  • them sympathetically.
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  • We need to have something
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  • in our heart
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  • that is so accommodating,
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  • and so sympathetic,
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  • and not just treat ugly
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  • after you've gotten
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  • everything you can from them.
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  • As they're getting older,
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  • we are to be
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  • extremely sympathetic.
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  • Understanding, sympathetically,
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  • our mothers is a way
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  • that you honor them.
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  • Number four,
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  • listen to her attentively.
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  • Husbands want
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  • undivided attention.
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  • Children, when there
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  • is something wrong,
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  • they want undivided attention
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  • from that mother.
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  • I love that story
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  • in the Old Testament,
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  • in 2 Kings 4,
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  • when there was trouble
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  • with one of the kids
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  • that was out in the field.
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  • He said, "My head, my head."
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  • And they think he had
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  • a sun stroke
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  • is what some people believe.
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  • And the dad
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  • is working beside him,
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  • and the dad turns
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  • when a real massive problem
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  • comes, and says,
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  • "Take him to his mother."
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  • I always thought that was funny.
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  • Take him to his mother.
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  • But when there is a problem,
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  • guess who we want
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  • to listen to us attentively?
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  • Mother.
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  • Because what do you do
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  • in your household
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  • when there's trouble?
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  • You want to find Mother,
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  • and tell Mother.
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  • Don't tell him.
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  • Don't tell Daddy.
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  • He'll push it off.
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  • He'll -- somebody could be
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  • bleeding to death,
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  • and he'll keep watching
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  • the basketball game and say,
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  • "Put a band-aid on it,
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  • and don't worry about it.
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  • It'll be All right."
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  • But Mother is so attentive.
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  • Mother is there.
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  • She's so concerned,
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  • every detail.
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  • And in return,
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  • we are to honor our mother
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  • by listening to her attentively.
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  • Number five,
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  • help her cheerfully.
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  • Mothers are the greatest
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  • helpers in the world.
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  • They do things that money
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  • cannot pay people to do.
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  • They pick up things
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  • out of the bathroom floor
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  • that no one else
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  • would ever come near.
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  • They are amazing.
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  • Because of that,
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  • don't act like she's a bother.
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  • Don't act like that
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  • when they ask you for something
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  • that it's an inconvenience.
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  • But help her cheerfully.
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  • Love her unconditionally,
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  • hug her often, affectionately,
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  • and understand
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  • her sympathetically.
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  • I remember hearing the story
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  • from Darlene Bishop,
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  • and it's cute.
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  • I found it online again.
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  • And listen to this.
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  • She said that she got up,
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  • and she had to speak.
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  • She's a profound speaker,
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  • and she had to preach
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  • at their church that morning.
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  • It was her Sunday to preach.
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  • Her husband was not there,
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  • so she had to get
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  • those two babies dressed.
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  • And she got them dressed,
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  • and she said she used
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  • to dress them
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  • in pageant dresses.
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  • She's from Kentucky,
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  • and they just went
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  • all out every Sunday.
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  • And she -- you know
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  • the pageant dresses?
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  • Anybody know what I'm --
  • 00:08:32.080 --> 00:08:33.050
  • the big ol' bow,
  • 00:08:33.050 --> 00:08:34.050
  • and the pageant dress,
  • 00:08:34.050 --> 00:08:35.090
  • just like in a beauty pageant.
  • 00:08:35.090 --> 00:08:36.220
  • You know, all the sparkles,
  • 00:08:36.220 --> 00:08:38.150
  • and the hair is just right,
  • 00:08:38.150 --> 00:08:39.220
  • and everything --
  • 00:08:39.220 --> 00:08:40.130
  • the little shoes.
  • 00:08:40.130 --> 00:08:41.180
  • And she said, I mean
  • 00:08:41.180 --> 00:08:42.220
  • I had them dressed
  • 00:08:42.220 --> 00:08:44.000
  • out to the teeth.
  • 00:08:44.000 --> 00:08:45.140
  • And she said that
  • 00:08:45.140 --> 00:08:46.110
  • she got both the girls dressed.
  • 00:08:46.110 --> 00:08:48.030
  • And then, of course,
  • 00:08:48.030 --> 00:08:48.240
  • as mothers know,
  • 00:08:48.240 --> 00:08:50.150
  • then you get yourself
  • 00:08:50.150 --> 00:08:51.210
  • dressed somehow.
  • 00:08:51.210 --> 00:08:52.280
  • And you pray to God
  • 00:08:52.280 --> 00:08:54.070
  • they don't spill anything
  • 00:08:54.070 --> 00:08:55.060
  • on themselves
  • 00:08:55.060 --> 00:08:56.220
  • while you're getting
  • 00:08:56.220 --> 00:08:57.170
  • yourself dressed.
  • 00:08:57.170 --> 00:08:58.270
  • And somehow she got out
  • 00:08:58.270 --> 00:09:00.060
  • the door, and she had just
  • 00:09:00.060 --> 00:09:01.110
  • enough time to get there
  • 00:09:01.110 --> 00:09:02.250
  • before church started
  • 00:09:02.250 --> 00:09:04.010
  • and run in.
  • 00:09:04.010 --> 00:09:05.020
  • And she said as they pulled up,
  • 00:09:05.020 --> 00:09:07.180
  • the youngest daughter,
  • 00:09:07.180 --> 00:09:08.280
  • the two-and-a-half year old,
  • 00:09:08.280 --> 00:09:10.150
  • spoke up, and said "Mommy,
  • 00:09:10.150 --> 00:09:12.210
  • you forgot to put
  • 00:09:12.210 --> 00:09:13.230
  • my panties on."
  • 00:09:13.230 --> 00:09:15.070
  • [laughter]
  • 00:09:15.070 --> 00:09:16.240
  • And she said that was
  • 00:09:16.240 --> 00:09:18.180
  • the most rambunctious
  • 00:09:18.180 --> 00:09:19.230
  • little girl you've ever seen.
  • 00:09:19.230 --> 00:09:21.020
  • Said she would run all over.
  • 00:09:21.020 --> 00:09:22.250
  • She'd lift her dress up.
  • 00:09:22.250 --> 00:09:24.210
  • She'd do cartwheels
  • 00:09:24.210 --> 00:09:25.280
  • if she had a chance.
  • 00:09:25.280 --> 00:09:27.020
  • And she said, "I knew there
  • 00:09:27.020 --> 00:09:28.260
  • was no way that child
  • 00:09:28.260 --> 00:09:30.130
  • was going to sit still
  • 00:09:30.130 --> 00:09:31.280
  • in that service."
  • 00:09:31.280 --> 00:09:33.050
  • So she turns
  • 00:09:33.050 --> 00:09:33.280
  • to the older sister,
  • 00:09:33.280 --> 00:09:35.150
  • and she says,
  • 00:09:35.150 --> 00:09:36.120
  • "Take your panties off
  • 00:09:36.120 --> 00:09:37.270
  • and give them
  • 00:09:37.270 --> 00:09:38.250
  • to your younger sister."
  • 00:09:38.250 --> 00:09:41.010
  • And the older sister's
  • 00:09:41.010 --> 00:09:42.060
  • going crazy, "Mama,
  • 00:09:42.060 --> 00:09:43.220
  • don't make me do that."
  • 00:09:43.220 --> 00:09:45.000
  • And she said you have never
  • 00:09:45.000 --> 00:09:46.170
  • seen a child sit
  • 00:09:46.170 --> 00:09:47.240
  • so still in a service.
  • 00:09:47.240 --> 00:09:49.070
  • She said she was
  • 00:09:49.070 --> 00:09:50.010
  • like a mannequin,
  • 00:09:50.010 --> 00:09:51.050
  • that older daughter.
  • 00:09:51.050 --> 00:09:52.130
  • She never moved.
  • 00:09:52.130 --> 00:09:54.150
  • These are the kinds of issues
  • 00:09:54.150 --> 00:09:56.280
  • that mothers have to help with
  • 00:09:56.280 --> 00:09:59.150
  • all the time,
  • 00:09:59.150 --> 00:10:01.080
  • that men are too dumb
  • 00:10:01.080 --> 00:10:03.010
  • to ever handle.
  • 00:10:03.010 --> 00:10:04.060
  • Come on.
  • 00:10:04.060 --> 00:10:04.250
  • Say amen.
  • 00:10:04.250 --> 00:10:07.190
  • They try so hard to do
  • 00:10:07.190 --> 00:10:10.180
  • everything for everybody,
  • 00:10:11.020 --> 00:10:14.020
  • and we need to help
  • 00:10:14.020 --> 00:10:15.140
  • our mothers --
  • 00:10:15.140 --> 00:10:17.070
  • here's a big word -- cheerfully.
  • 00:10:17.070 --> 00:10:20.060
  • Don't act like you're doing them
  • 00:10:20.060 --> 00:10:21.220
  • a big favor because
  • 00:10:21.220 --> 00:10:23.070
  • you're giving them some money,
  • 00:10:23.070 --> 00:10:25.110
  • or helping them financially,
  • 00:10:25.110 --> 00:10:27.040
  • or -- they took care of you
  • 00:10:27.040 --> 00:10:29.220
  • all your life.
  • 00:10:30.150 --> 00:10:33.150
  • And this is
  • 00:10:33.150 --> 00:10:34.010
  • how you honor your mother.
  • 00:10:34.210 --> 00:10:37.210
  • Number six,
  • 00:10:37.210 --> 00:10:39.040
  • remember her gratefully.
  • 00:10:39.130 --> 00:10:42.130
  • Little things mean a lot to Mom.
  • 00:10:42.230 --> 00:10:45.230
  • Just a call.
  • 00:10:45.230 --> 00:10:47.020
  • What are you doing?
  • 00:10:47.020 --> 00:10:48.050
  • How are you?
  • 00:10:48.050 --> 00:10:49.120
  • What's going on?
  • 00:10:49.120 --> 00:10:50.200
  • You going shopping?
  • 00:10:50.200 --> 00:10:51.170
  • You want to go shopping?
  • 00:10:51.170 --> 00:10:52.130
  • We're going shopping.
  • 00:10:52.130 --> 00:10:53.110
  • You want to go with us?
  • 00:10:53.110 --> 00:10:54.090
  • We've got a ball game.
  • 00:10:54.090 --> 00:10:55.130
  • We've got a soccer game.
  • 00:10:55.130 --> 00:10:56.130
  • You want to come?
  • 00:10:56.130 --> 00:10:57.140
  • We've got this.
  • 00:10:57.140 --> 00:10:58.120
  • We've got that.
  • 00:10:58.120 --> 00:10:59.080
  • You remember her gratefully.
  • 00:10:59.160 --> 00:11:02.180
  • Just a call.
  • 00:11:02.180 --> 00:11:03.220
  • Just a call
  • 00:11:03.220 --> 00:11:04.130
  • from the grandkids
  • 00:11:04.130 --> 00:11:05.150
  • to the grandmother.
  • 00:11:05.150 --> 00:11:07.000
  • Just a call to say you matter.
  • 00:11:07.000 --> 00:11:09.210
  • Just a call.
  • 00:11:09.210 --> 00:11:10.260
  • Just a -- you're important
  • 00:11:10.260 --> 00:11:12.110
  • enough for me
  • 00:11:12.110 --> 00:11:13.150
  • to reach out to you.
  • 00:11:13.150 --> 00:11:15.160
  • You've given so much to me.
  • 00:11:15.160 --> 00:11:18.080
  • You see, it makes her feel --
  • 00:11:19.140 --> 00:11:22.140
  • she wants to feel
  • 00:11:22.140 --> 00:11:23.120
  • like somebody appreciates her.
  • 00:11:23.120 --> 00:11:26.070
  • Somebody loves her.
  • 00:11:26.070 --> 00:11:28.220
  • She gave you the best years
  • 00:11:28.220 --> 00:11:30.190
  • of her life.
  • 00:11:30.190 --> 00:11:32.170
  • And the way that you honor her
  • 00:11:32.170 --> 00:11:34.280
  • is by gratefully
  • 00:11:34.280 --> 00:11:36.060
  • remembering her,
  • 00:11:36.060 --> 00:11:38.200
  • and giving those phone calls,
  • 00:11:38.200 --> 00:11:41.020
  • giving those invitations.
  • 00:11:41.020 --> 00:11:43.180
  • You'll never, ever forget,
  • 00:11:44.090 --> 00:11:47.090
  • and you let her know,
  • 00:11:47.090 --> 00:11:48.080
  • gratefully, you remember
  • 00:11:48.080 --> 00:11:49.230
  • how well she taught you.
  • 00:11:49.230 --> 00:11:51.280
  • How well she trained you.
  • 00:11:51.280 --> 00:11:53.230
  • How much she loved you.
  • 00:11:53.230 --> 00:11:55.160
  • How excellent she cared for you.
  • 00:11:55.160 --> 00:11:57.270
  • Just a call.
  • 00:11:57.270 --> 00:11:59.210
  • Just an invite.
  • 00:11:59.210 --> 00:12:00.240
  • Just a friendly gesture.
  • 00:12:00.240 --> 00:12:02.200
  • Always something
  • 00:12:02.200 --> 00:12:05.000
  • that we're gratefully
  • 00:12:05.000 --> 00:12:06.120
  • remembering our mother
  • 00:12:06.120 --> 00:12:08.000
  • is the way that we honor her.
  • 00:12:08.120 --> 00:12:11.120
  • And number seven,
  • 00:12:11.120 --> 00:12:13.210
  • we must remind her,
  • 00:12:13.210 --> 00:12:16.050
  • how much she is
  • 00:12:16.050 --> 00:12:17.150
  • needed constantly.
  • 00:12:17.150 --> 00:12:20.110
  • You see, it hurts a mom to feel
  • 00:12:20.110 --> 00:12:22.220
  • she's no longer needed.
  • 00:12:22.220 --> 00:12:25.020
  • There's nothing that
  • 00:12:25.020 --> 00:12:26.140
  • the enemy would love more
  • 00:12:26.140 --> 00:12:27.230
  • to tell a mom, as she moves
  • 00:12:27.230 --> 00:12:29.250
  • into her golden years is --
  • 00:12:29.250 --> 00:12:32.230
  • maybe the husband, the dad,
  • 00:12:32.230 --> 00:12:34.070
  • has passed away.
  • 00:12:34.070 --> 00:12:35.070
  • The -- her husband
  • 00:12:35.070 --> 00:12:37.040
  • has passed away.
  • 00:12:37.040 --> 00:12:38.010
  • The enemy loves to whisper,
  • 00:12:38.010 --> 00:12:40.100
  • "You're not necessary.
  • 00:12:40.100 --> 00:12:43.070
  • Your life is over.
  • 00:12:43.070 --> 00:12:45.050
  • Nobody has time for you.
  • 00:12:45.050 --> 00:12:46.190
  • You're just a hindrance.
  • 00:12:46.190 --> 00:12:47.180
  • You're just
  • 00:12:47.180 --> 00:12:48.080
  • an inconvenience to everybody."
  • 00:12:48.080 --> 00:12:50.090
  • That's a lie.
  • 00:12:50.090 --> 00:12:52.030
  • And we have to constantly
  • 00:12:52.030 --> 00:12:53.100
  • remind our mothers
  • 00:12:53.100 --> 00:12:55.020
  • how much they are
  • 00:12:55.020 --> 00:12:56.050
  • needed constantly.
  • 00:12:57.020 --> 00:13:00.040
  • When she can't work,
  • 00:13:00.040 --> 00:13:03.000
  • she still is needed
  • 00:13:03.000 --> 00:13:04.110
  • because she can pray.
  • 00:13:07.090 --> 00:13:10.090
  • It thrills her when you call
  • 00:13:10.090 --> 00:13:12.090
  • and ask for the recipe.
  • 00:13:13.240 --> 00:13:16.240
  • And it's never going to taste
  • 00:13:16.240 --> 00:13:18.140
  • as good as she can make it
  • 00:13:18.140 --> 00:13:21.110
  • because she don't
  • 00:13:21.110 --> 00:13:22.090
  • know the recipe.
  • 00:13:22.090 --> 00:13:23.060
  • She's just picking stuff up
  • 00:13:23.060 --> 00:13:24.180
  • and throwing it in.
  • 00:13:24.180 --> 00:13:27.060
  • But it thrills her
  • 00:13:27.060 --> 00:13:29.090
  • that you think enough
  • 00:13:29.090 --> 00:13:30.150
  • to ask her.
  • 00:13:30.150 --> 00:13:32.170
  • And it sounds almost,
  • 00:13:32.170 --> 00:13:33.130
  • to some of you, unimportant.
  • 00:13:33.130 --> 00:13:35.170
  • But I'm telling you,
  • 00:13:35.170 --> 00:13:36.160
  • the older that someone gets,
  • 00:13:36.160 --> 00:13:38.260
  • the more we need to show,
  • 00:13:38.260 --> 00:13:40.180
  • and remember, and honor,
  • 00:13:40.180 --> 00:13:42.210
  • and let them know constantly
  • 00:13:42.210 --> 00:13:44.210
  • how valuable,
  • 00:13:44.210 --> 00:13:45.260
  • and how much we love them.
  • 00:13:45.260 --> 00:13:47.090
  • What mothers need most
  • 00:13:47.090 --> 00:13:49.130
  • is to know that their children
  • 00:13:49.130 --> 00:13:52.080
  • love and honor God.
  • 00:13:52.080 --> 00:13:55.030
  • One of the greatest things
  • 00:13:55.030 --> 00:13:57.070
  • that you can honor your mother
  • 00:13:57.070 --> 00:13:58.200
  • with -- nothing would honor
  • 00:13:58.200 --> 00:14:00.180
  • your mother more
  • 00:14:00.180 --> 00:14:01.290
  • than giving your life
  • 00:14:01.290 --> 00:14:03.230
  • to Jesus Christ.
  • 00:14:03.230 --> 00:14:05.230
  • Nothing.
  • 00:14:05.230 --> 00:14:08.090
  • Nothing.
  • 00:14:08.230 --> 00:14:11.230
  • I want to close with this story,
  • 00:14:11.230 --> 00:14:12.290
  • and I want you
  • 00:14:12.290 --> 00:14:13.150
  • to listen carefully.
  • 00:14:13.150 --> 00:14:15.070
  • It's a true story.
  • 00:14:15.070 --> 00:14:16.100
  • It's a documented story,
  • 00:14:16.100 --> 00:14:17.270
  • a historical story,
  • 00:14:17.270 --> 00:14:20.030
  • that is real.
  • 00:14:20.030 --> 00:14:22.010
  • In 1820, there was a man
  • 00:14:22.010 --> 00:14:24.010
  • by the name of Peter Richley
  • 00:14:24.170 --> 00:14:27.170
  • who had perhaps
  • 00:14:27.170 --> 00:14:28.140
  • the strangest survival story
  • 00:14:28.140 --> 00:14:30.250
  • ever told that we have
  • 00:14:30.250 --> 00:14:33.010
  • in human record.
  • 00:14:33.010 --> 00:14:35.030
  • Peter Richley got on a ship
  • 00:14:38.000 --> 00:14:41.000
  • in 1820 to sail
  • 00:14:41.000 --> 00:14:43.160
  • from England to Australia.
  • 00:14:43.200 --> 00:14:46.200
  • Along the journey,
  • 00:14:46.200 --> 00:14:48.060
  • across the ocean,
  • 00:14:48.060 --> 00:14:49.200
  • the ship encountered a problem,
  • 00:14:49.200 --> 00:14:52.140
  • and it began to sink.
  • 00:14:52.140 --> 00:14:54.140
  • It went all the way under,
  • 00:14:54.140 --> 00:14:55.250
  • and everyone perished but a man
  • 00:14:55.250 --> 00:14:58.190
  • by the name of Peter Richley.
  • 00:14:58.190 --> 00:15:01.190
  • While he was floating
  • 00:15:01.190 --> 00:15:02.180
  • in the water, a second ship
  • 00:15:02.180 --> 00:15:04.120
  • happened to come along.
  • 00:15:04.120 --> 00:15:06.040
  • They saw something in the water.
  • 00:15:06.040 --> 00:15:07.210
  • They went over.
  • 00:15:07.210 --> 00:15:08.140
  • And sure enough,
  • 00:15:08.140 --> 00:15:09.160
  • he was rescued.
  • 00:15:09.160 --> 00:15:11.160
  • The next day,
  • 00:15:11.160 --> 00:15:13.210
  • they encountered a storm,
  • 00:15:13.210 --> 00:15:16.170
  • and the second ship sank.
  • 00:15:17.120 --> 00:15:20.120
  • But there happened to be
  • 00:15:20.120 --> 00:15:21.110
  • a third ship, and Peter Richley
  • 00:15:22.040 --> 00:15:25.040
  • was rescued by the third ship.
  • 00:15:26.030 --> 00:15:29.030
  • But something happened
  • 00:15:29.030 --> 00:15:30.000
  • along the journey,
  • 00:15:30.000 --> 00:15:31.030
  • and the third ship --
  • 00:15:31.030 --> 00:15:32.260
  • this is a historical record.
  • 00:15:32.260 --> 00:15:34.240
  • You can check out
  • 00:15:34.240 --> 00:15:35.120
  • what I'm telling you.
  • 00:15:35.120 --> 00:15:36.140
  • It sunk.
  • 00:15:36.140 --> 00:15:38.150
  • But there came a fourth ship,
  • 00:15:39.030 --> 00:15:42.030
  • and it found that one man
  • 00:15:42.030 --> 00:15:44.030
  • in the water.
  • 00:15:44.030 --> 00:15:44.240
  • Now my thing is, I might --
  • 00:15:44.240 --> 00:15:46.010
  • would check him out
  • 00:15:46.010 --> 00:15:48.040
  • and wonder if
  • 00:15:48.040 --> 00:15:48.220
  • he's sinking these ships.
  • 00:15:48.220 --> 00:15:49.230
  • But he wasn't.
  • 00:15:49.230 --> 00:15:50.240
  • He hadn't --
  • 00:15:50.240 --> 00:15:51.110
  • it was just a freak thing.
  • 00:15:51.110 --> 00:15:52.260
  • The fourth ship bailed him
  • 00:15:52.260 --> 00:15:54.240
  • out of the water
  • 00:15:54.240 --> 00:15:56.180
  • and rescued him.
  • 00:15:56.180 --> 00:15:58.230
  • Come on, you're going
  • 00:15:58.230 --> 00:15:59.140
  • to help me preach.
  • 00:15:59.140 --> 00:16:00.210
  • But while they're
  • 00:16:00.210 --> 00:16:01.210
  • on their journey to Australia,
  • 00:16:01.210 --> 00:16:03.240
  • the fourth ship sinks,
  • 00:16:03.240 --> 00:16:05.260
  • and a fifth ship comes along
  • 00:16:05.260 --> 00:16:07.250
  • and bails him out of the water.
  • 00:16:07.250 --> 00:16:09.240
  • But the fifth ship sunk.
  • 00:16:12.050 --> 00:16:15.050
  • And the sixth ship came along.
  • 00:16:15.050 --> 00:16:17.170
  • It was called the City of Leeds.
  • 00:16:17.170 --> 00:16:19.260
  • That's the name of the ship.
  • 00:16:19.260 --> 00:16:21.000
  • The City of Leeds.
  • 00:16:21.000 --> 00:16:22.040
  • L-E-E-D-S.
  • 00:16:22.060 --> 00:16:25.060
  • The crew pulled him
  • 00:16:25.060 --> 00:16:26.080
  • out of the water,
  • 00:16:26.080 --> 00:16:27.070
  • gave him warm clothes,
  • 00:16:27.070 --> 00:16:28.160
  • fed him meal.
  • 00:16:28.160 --> 00:16:30.130
  • He told them
  • 00:16:30.130 --> 00:16:31.220
  • his unbelievable story.
  • 00:16:32.180 --> 00:16:35.180
  • And as he finally
  • 00:16:35.180 --> 00:16:38.100
  • got over that trip,
  • 00:16:38.100 --> 00:16:39.270
  • and they were a few days
  • 00:16:39.270 --> 00:16:40.270
  • from the harbor
  • 00:16:40.270 --> 00:16:42.080
  • in Sydney, Australia,
  • 00:16:42.080 --> 00:16:44.240
  • their captain came to him.
  • 00:16:44.240 --> 00:16:46.070
  • And he said, "Sir, would you
  • 00:16:46.070 --> 00:16:48.090
  • do a favor for us?"
  • 00:16:48.090 --> 00:16:49.260
  • And he said, "You saved my life.
  • 00:16:49.260 --> 00:16:51.240
  • I'll do anything
  • 00:16:51.240 --> 00:16:52.240
  • you ask me to do."
  • 00:16:52.240 --> 00:16:54.170
  • He said, "When we started
  • 00:16:54.170 --> 00:16:55.100
  • this journey many weeks ago,
  • 00:16:55.100 --> 00:16:58.100
  • there was an old mother,
  • 00:16:58.100 --> 00:17:00.030
  • an old woman,
  • 00:17:00.030 --> 00:17:01.120
  • who won the hearts of the crew.
  • 00:17:01.120 --> 00:17:03.120
  • She loved on every one of us,
  • 00:17:03.120 --> 00:17:05.120
  • and she knew
  • 00:17:05.120 --> 00:17:06.000
  • every man on the crew.
  • 00:17:06.000 --> 00:17:08.040
  • Every person on the boat
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  • was just the crew.
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  • And she had a ticket
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  • going to Australia,
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  • but she became ill
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  • about a week ago.
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  • And she is so feverish
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  • and so sick that she is dying.
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  • She's down to nothing.
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  • She hasn't eaten anything.
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  • She's burning up
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  • with a fever,
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  • and we think she's so frail
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  • she won't last even
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  • until we make it to Australia.
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  • Would you -- because
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  • the whole time
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  • that she's been ill, and sick,
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  • and delirious,
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  • out of her mind with fever --
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  • she's been praying.
  • 00:17:41.030 --> 00:17:42.140
  • 'Oh God, oh God, I beg you --
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  • let me see my son one more time.
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  • Just let me live to see my son.
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  • I beg you.'"
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  • And he said,
  • 00:17:51.250 --> 00:17:52.120
  • "She goes in and out
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  • of almost a coma,
  • 00:17:53.110 --> 00:17:55.060
  • but that's the prayer
  • 00:17:55.060 --> 00:17:56.110
  • whenever she comes around.
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  • And the crew loves her so much,
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  • but she knows all of them.
  • 00:18:00.280 --> 00:18:02.120
  • But she won't know
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  • who you are because
  • 00:18:04.010 --> 00:18:04.280
  • we picked you up in the ocean.
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  • Would you pretend to be her son
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  • so she can leave
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  • this world in peace?"
  • 00:18:10.160 --> 00:18:13.090
  • And he said, "Of course I will."
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  • He walked in,
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  • and the captain kind of
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  • pushed him to the boat.
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  • He looked.
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  • There was a silver-haired,
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  • frail woman,
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  • burning up with fever.
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  • It was obvious
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  • she was at the point of death.
  • 00:18:24.100 --> 00:18:26.160
  • But under her breath,
  • 00:18:26.160 --> 00:18:28.020
  • she was praying.
  • 00:18:28.020 --> 00:18:29.020
  • "Oh God, please let me see
  • 00:18:29.020 --> 00:18:31.100
  • my son one more time."
  • 00:18:31.100 --> 00:18:33.110
  • And suddenly,
  • 00:18:33.110 --> 00:18:34.140
  • when Peter Richley looked
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  • into the face of that woman,
  • 00:18:36.040 --> 00:18:37.190
  • he broke and began to weep.
  • 00:18:37.230 --> 00:18:40.230
  • Because it was his mother,
  • 00:18:40.230 --> 00:18:43.100
  • Sarah Richley,
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  • who had not seen him
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  • in ten years.
  • 00:18:47.290 --> 00:18:50.050
  • And she had made a decision
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  • to somehow go see her son
  • 00:18:51.280 --> 00:18:54.040
  • one more time.
  • 00:18:54.040 --> 00:18:57.030
  • And I believe the only reason
  • 00:18:57.030 --> 00:18:59.200
  • that five ships sinking
  • 00:18:59.200 --> 00:19:02.160
  • couldn't take him down,
  • 00:19:02.160 --> 00:19:04.240
  • the storm couldn't destroy him,
  • 00:19:04.240 --> 00:19:07.040
  • is we are to never underestimate
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  • the power of a praying mother.
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  • It'll get you through any storm.
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  • It'll get you through
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  • any crisis.
  • 00:19:17.230 --> 00:19:19.070
  • It'll get your family through
  • 00:19:19.070 --> 00:19:21.230
  • any kind of stormy weather
  • 00:19:21.230 --> 00:19:23.240
  • they're going through.
  • 00:19:23.240 --> 00:19:24.250
  • The power of a praying mother.
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  • I know in my family,
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  • when there's trouble
  • 00:19:31.020 --> 00:19:31.260
  • in our home,
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  • I run to my mother.
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  • I pick up the phone,
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  • and I say, "Pray for me.
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  • Pray for my family.
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  • Pray for my children."
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  • Because we should never
  • 00:19:43.180 --> 00:19:44.270
  • underestimate the power
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  • of a praying mother.
  • 00:19:48.060 --> 00:19:48.260
  • When she can't work anymore,
  • 00:19:48.260 --> 00:19:50.280
  • when she can't give anymore,
  • 00:19:50.280 --> 00:19:52.230
  • when she can't serve anymore,
  • 00:19:52.230 --> 00:19:54.240
  • when she can't do things
  • 00:19:54.240 --> 00:19:56.090
  • for you anymore,
  • 00:19:56.090 --> 00:19:57.010
  • she can pray for you.
  • 00:19:58.000 --> 00:20:01.000
  • I'm going to tell you something.
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  • There's power in the prayers
  • 00:20:02.260 --> 00:20:05.260
  • of a godly mother.
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  • Give God a big praise
  • 00:20:09.190 --> 00:20:10.260
  • if you know
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  • I'm preaching the truth.
  • 00:20:11.170 --> 00:20:14.170
  • And there's things
  • 00:20:14.170 --> 00:20:15.090
  • that should have taken you out,
  • 00:20:15.090 --> 00:20:17.010
  • that should have taken you down.
  • 00:20:17.010 --> 00:20:18.250
  • There's no reason
  • 00:20:18.250 --> 00:20:20.080
  • why you're still here today,
  • 00:20:20.080 --> 00:20:22.070
  • except God answered
  • 00:20:22.070 --> 00:20:24.130
  • the prayers of a praying mother.
  • 00:20:24.190 --> 00:20:27.190
  • And here you are
  • 00:20:27.190 --> 00:20:28.260
  • at Free Chapel today.
  • 00:20:28.260 --> 00:20:31.180
  • And the greatest way
  • 00:20:31.180 --> 00:20:32.250
  • that you could honor God
  • 00:20:32.250 --> 00:20:35.130
  • is to give your heart
  • 00:20:35.130 --> 00:20:36.230
  • and life to Jesus Christ.
  • 00:20:38.130 --> 00:20:41.130
  • When Jesus hung on the cross,
  • 00:20:41.130 --> 00:20:43.150
  • He honored His mother.
  • 00:20:43.150 --> 00:20:45.250
  • He said, "John, take care
  • 00:20:45.250 --> 00:20:47.160
  • of My mother."
  • 00:20:47.160 --> 00:20:48.190
  • He modeled for us
  • 00:20:48.190 --> 00:20:50.020
  • that we are to honor our mother.
  • 00:20:51.000 --> 00:20:54.000
  • Even in His own pain,
  • 00:20:54.000 --> 00:20:55.230
  • He wouldn't forget
  • 00:20:55.230 --> 00:20:57.150
  • to honor His mother.
  • 00:20:57.150 --> 00:21:00.110
  • You can honor your mother
  • 00:21:00.110 --> 00:21:02.150
  • and her prayers by accepting
  • 00:21:02.250 --> 00:21:05.250
  • her God and her Savior,
  • 00:21:05.250 --> 00:21:08.150
  • Jesus Christ.
  • 00:21:08.150 --> 00:21:09.280
  • But I'm going to give you
  • 00:21:09.280 --> 00:21:11.100
  • an opportunity to honor the Lord
  • 00:21:14.260 --> 00:21:17.260
  • and honor the prayers
  • 00:21:17.260 --> 00:21:19.190
  • of a praying mother today.
  • 00:21:20.030 --> 00:21:23.030
  • Pastor, pray for me.
  • 00:21:23.030 --> 00:21:25.010
  • I don't know that
  • 00:21:25.010 --> 00:21:26.290
  • I'm ready to stand before God.
  • 00:21:26.290 --> 00:21:29.070
  • I don't know that
  • 00:21:29.070 --> 00:21:30.090
  • I'm right with God.
  • 00:21:30.090 --> 00:21:31.240
  • As a matter of fact,
  • 00:21:31.240 --> 00:21:32.190
  • I would have to say,
  • 00:21:32.190 --> 00:21:34.130
  • deep in my heart
  • 00:21:34.130 --> 00:21:35.120
  • I know that I'm far from God.
  • 00:21:35.280 --> 00:21:38.280
  • And I know the only thing
  • 00:21:38.280 --> 00:21:40.040
  • that's kept me alive --
  • 00:21:40.040 --> 00:21:41.230
  • the car wreck might
  • 00:21:41.230 --> 00:21:42.230
  • would have killed me.
  • 00:21:42.230 --> 00:21:43.280
  • The drugs might
  • 00:21:43.280 --> 00:21:45.010
  • would have destroyed me.
  • 00:21:45.010 --> 00:21:46.060
  • The party that I went to,
  • 00:21:46.060 --> 00:21:47.220
  • I could have ended up
  • 00:21:47.220 --> 00:21:48.140
  • in a prison cell.
  • 00:21:48.140 --> 00:21:49.140
  • I probably should be there.
  • 00:21:49.140 --> 00:21:51.110
  • But the only thing
  • 00:21:51.110 --> 00:21:52.130
  • that kept me afloat
  • 00:21:52.130 --> 00:21:55.120
  • was the prayers
  • 00:21:55.120 --> 00:21:57.040
  • of a praying mother.
  • 00:21:57.050 --> 00:22:00.070
  • Please, Pastor.
  • 00:22:00.070 --> 00:22:02.170
  • I want to receive her God
  • 00:22:02.170 --> 00:22:05.030
  • as my God.
  • 00:22:05.030 --> 00:22:07.040
  • I want Jesus to be
  • 00:22:07.040 --> 00:22:08.080
  • Lord of my life.
  • 00:22:08.080 --> 00:22:10.070
  • I want to give Him
  • 00:22:10.070 --> 00:22:10.260
  • my life today.
  • 00:22:10.260 --> 00:22:12.070
  • Pray for me.
  • 00:22:12.070 --> 00:22:13.100
  • I won't embarrass you.
  • 00:22:13.100 --> 00:22:14.070
  • I won't humiliate you.
  • 00:22:14.070 --> 00:22:15.180
  • But Jesus said He would not come
  • 00:22:16.030 --> 00:22:19.030
  • where He's not invited.
  • 00:22:19.030 --> 00:22:20.240
  • And if you don't
  • 00:22:20.240 --> 00:22:21.090
  • acknowledge Him,
  • 00:22:21.090 --> 00:22:22.090
  • He will not acknowledge you.
  • 00:22:22.120 --> 00:22:25.120
  • You must acknowledge Him,
  • 00:22:25.120 --> 00:22:27.140
  • and He will come.
  • 00:22:27.140 --> 00:22:29.170
  • Pastor, pray for me.
  • 00:22:29.170 --> 00:22:30.280
  • I want Jesus in my life.
  • 00:22:31.270 --> 00:22:34.270
  • I want to honor God today.
  • 00:22:34.270 --> 00:22:37.250
  • I want to surrender to Him.
  • 00:22:37.250 --> 00:22:39.130
  • Pray for me.
  • 00:22:39.130 --> 00:22:40.040
  • If that's you,
  • 00:22:40.040 --> 00:22:41.060
  • boldly lift your hand up
  • 00:22:41.060 --> 00:22:42.120
  • right where you're standing.
  • 00:22:42.120 --> 00:22:43.120
  • I want to see it, right now.
  • 00:22:43.120 --> 00:22:44.180
  • There's a hand.
  • 00:22:44.180 --> 00:22:45.130
  • There's a hand.
  • 00:22:45.130 --> 00:22:45.280
  • There's a hand.
  • 00:22:45.280 --> 00:22:46.160
  • There's a hand.
  • 00:22:46.160 --> 00:22:47.020
  • Beautiful.
  • 00:22:47.020 --> 00:22:47.200
  • Raise it high and unashamed.
  • 00:22:47.200 --> 00:22:49.080
  • This is awesome.
  • 00:22:49.080 --> 00:22:50.080
  • This is awesome.
  • 00:22:50.080 --> 00:22:51.000
  • Right there in that room
  • 00:22:51.000 --> 00:22:52.050
  • where you are,
  • 00:22:52.050 --> 00:22:52.220
  • raise that hand high.
  • 00:22:52.220 --> 00:22:55.130
  • It's powerful.
  • 00:22:55.130 --> 00:22:56.040
  • It's beautiful.
  • 00:22:56.040 --> 00:22:56.260
  • See hands.
  • 00:22:56.260 --> 00:22:58.050
  • See hands.
  • 00:22:58.050 --> 00:22:58.280
  • This is awesome.
  • 00:22:58.280 --> 00:23:00.120
  • There's some mothers,
  • 00:23:00.120 --> 00:23:01.230
  • either here on earth
  • 00:23:01.230 --> 00:23:02.210
  • or up in Heaven,
  • 00:23:02.210 --> 00:23:03.280
  • that are going to be shouting
  • 00:23:03.280 --> 00:23:05.100
  • when this service
  • 00:23:05.100 --> 00:23:06.020
  • is done in about one minute.
  • 00:23:06.290 --> 00:23:09.290
  • All right,
  • 00:23:09.290 --> 00:23:10.110
  • here's what I want you to do.
  • 00:23:10.110 --> 00:23:11.090
  • If you raised your hand
  • 00:23:11.090 --> 00:23:12.150
  • and if you're just
  • 00:23:12.150 --> 00:23:13.020
  • standing around,
  • 00:23:13.020 --> 00:23:14.210
  • I want you to pray
  • 00:23:14.210 --> 00:23:15.100
  • this prayer out loud
  • 00:23:15.100 --> 00:23:17.020
  • and know that
  • 00:23:17.020 --> 00:23:17.290
  • these are eternal words.
  • 00:23:17.290 --> 00:23:19.160
  • The Bible said:
  • 00:23:19.160 --> 00:23:20.180
  • "He that hath the Son,"
  • 00:23:20.180 --> 00:23:22.020
  • listen: "Hath eternal life."
  • 00:23:22.020 --> 00:23:25.020
  • The moment you accept Jesus,
  • 00:23:25.020 --> 00:23:26.290
  • you accept eternal life.
  • 00:23:27.240 --> 00:23:30.240
  • Pray this prayer, everybody.
  • 00:23:30.240 --> 00:23:32.030
  • Say these words out loud.
  • 00:23:32.030 --> 00:23:33.220
  • "Lord Jesus,
  • 00:23:33.220 --> 00:23:35.220
  • I surrender my life
  • 00:23:35.220 --> 00:23:37.290
  • completely to you.
  • 00:23:37.290 --> 00:23:40.030
  • I believe in what you did
  • 00:23:40.030 --> 00:23:42.250
  • on the cross,
  • 00:23:42.250 --> 00:23:44.060
  • when you shed your blood.
  • 00:23:44.060 --> 00:23:46.040
  • It cleanses me,
  • 00:23:46.040 --> 00:23:48.030
  • it forgives me,
  • 00:23:48.030 --> 00:23:49.290
  • it heals me,
  • 00:23:49.290 --> 00:23:51.220
  • and it blesses me.
  • 00:23:51.220 --> 00:23:54.050
  • I have the faith of my mother.
  • 00:23:55.020 --> 00:23:58.020
  • It's now in me,
  • 00:23:58.020 --> 00:24:00.050
  • and I will walk with Jesus
  • 00:24:00.210 --> 00:24:03.210
  • the rest of my life."
  • 00:24:03.210 --> 00:24:06.010
  • - Well, I pray today,
  • 00:24:12.130 --> 00:24:13.060
  • that this message
  • 00:24:13.060 --> 00:24:13.210
  • has touched you,
  • 00:24:13.210 --> 00:24:14.190
  • and we would love
  • 00:24:14.190 --> 00:24:15.050
  • to hear from you;
  • 00:24:15.050 --> 00:24:15.220
  • dial the number
  • 00:24:15.220 --> 00:24:16.170
  • that's on the screen
  • 00:24:16.170 --> 00:24:17.180
  • or go online,
  • 00:24:17.180 --> 00:24:18.270
  • and make contact with us,
  • 00:24:18.270 --> 00:24:20.110
  • and tell us what Christ
  • 00:24:20.110 --> 00:24:22.030
  • has done in your life.
  • 00:24:22.030 --> 00:24:23.160
  • If this ministry has been
  • 00:24:23.160 --> 00:24:24.130
  • a blessing to your life,
  • 00:24:24.130 --> 00:24:26.040
  • if you're someone
  • 00:24:26.040 --> 00:24:26.260
  • who wants to see messages
  • 00:24:26.260 --> 00:24:28.080
  • like this heard
  • 00:24:28.080 --> 00:24:29.020
  • all around the world,
  • 00:24:29.020 --> 00:24:30.220
  • I wanna encourage you,
  • 00:24:30.220 --> 00:24:32.090
  • this month is partnership month,
  • 00:24:32.090 --> 00:24:35.010
  • and we're believing
  • 00:24:35.010 --> 00:24:35.280
  • for 1.000 new partners,
  • 00:24:35.280 --> 00:24:38.110
  • this month.
  • 00:24:38.110 --> 00:24:39.060
  • I can't tell you
  • 00:24:39.060 --> 00:24:39.290
  • the countless lives that
  • 00:24:39.290 --> 00:24:41.220
  • we have the opportunity
  • 00:24:41.220 --> 00:24:43.110
  • to minister to,
  • 00:24:43.110 --> 00:24:44.120
  • on a weekly basis.
  • 00:24:44.120 --> 00:24:45.220
  • We hear from them
  • 00:24:45.220 --> 00:24:46.270
  • from all over the world,
  • 00:24:46.270 --> 00:24:48.220
  • and we hear it every day,
  • 00:24:48.220 --> 00:24:50.040
  • through our prayer line,
  • 00:24:50.040 --> 00:24:51.150
  • and we know that lives
  • 00:24:51.150 --> 00:24:53.030
  • are being changed for eternity.
  • 00:24:53.030 --> 00:24:55.130
  • It only happens because
  • 00:24:55.130 --> 00:24:56.190
  • of faithful people like you.
  • 00:24:56.190 --> 00:24:58.150
  • Because you continue
  • 00:24:58.150 --> 00:24:59.210
  • to pray for us,
  • 00:24:59.210 --> 00:25:00.210
  • and give so generously.
  • 00:25:00.210 --> 00:25:02.180
  • And, I need you;
  • 00:25:02.180 --> 00:25:03.150
  • I need you to step up.
  • 00:25:03.150 --> 00:25:04.210
  • Some of you, you know,
  • 00:25:04.210 --> 00:25:06.020
  • you watch this program
  • 00:25:06.020 --> 00:25:06.260
  • every week.
  • 00:25:06.260 --> 00:25:07.130
  • You're 1 of the 1.000
  • 00:25:07.130 --> 00:25:09.100
  • that our team is praying for,
  • 00:25:09.100 --> 00:25:11.050
  • this month, that will say,
  • 00:25:11.050 --> 00:25:12.170
  • "I'm gonna be a faithful
  • 00:25:12.170 --> 00:25:13.280
  • supporter.
  • 00:25:13.280 --> 00:25:14.210
  • Month after month,
  • 00:25:14.210 --> 00:25:16.070
  • I'm going to help preach
  • 00:25:16.070 --> 00:25:18.020
  • the gospel around the world."
  • 00:25:18.020 --> 00:25:20.290
  • We do two things with
  • 00:25:20.290 --> 00:25:21.280
  • all the money that comes in.
  • 00:25:21.280 --> 00:25:23.220
  • Number one, we pay for air-time,
  • 00:25:23.220 --> 00:25:26.020
  • which is a big undertaking,
  • 00:25:26.020 --> 00:25:28.000
  • secondly, we take the resources
  • 00:25:28.000 --> 00:25:30.170
  • and we take the gospel,
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  • through action, like ministries
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  • like this children's home
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  • that we're finishing up,
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  • and we rescue children
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  • who would end up
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  • in sex-trafficking,
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  • who would end up homeless,
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  • but we're providing a safe home,
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  • three meals a day,
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  • medical attention, clothing,
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  • and the best of all:
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  • we're introducing them
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  • to the love of Jesus Christ
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  • and who Jesus is.
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  • I'm simply asking today
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  • from my heart to yours:
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  • do you wanna help fulfill
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  • the great commitment?
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  • Can you help us, today?
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  • Here's my announcer
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  • - ANNOUNCER: This month,
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  • join Jentezen
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  • and Cherise Franklin
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  • in preaching the gospel
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  • around the world
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  • by becoming
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  • a Connection Partner.
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  • When you do,
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  • you'll have exclusive access
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  • to the Partner Gateway,
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  • custom created
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  • partner teachings,
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  • and private invitations
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  • to partner events, conferences,
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  • and intimate prayer meetings
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  • with Jentezen
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  • and Cherise Franklin.
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  • For as little as $25 a month,
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  • you'll have the confidence
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  • of knowing that
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  • every penny you give
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  • is sending the gospel
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  • around the world
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  • and helping complete
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  • life-saving projects,
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  • like the Youth For Tomorrow
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  • Children's Home.
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  • And, this month only,
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  • you'll receive
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  • a CD message of "Wind Talkers",
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  • and Jentezen Franklin's book,
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  • "The Power and the Presence
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  • of the Holy Spirit".
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  • With your one-time gift
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  • of $300 or more,
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  • you'll become an elite partner
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  • with the ministry, and enjoy
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  • all of the exclusive benefits,
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  • along with Jentezen Franklin's
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  • brand-new "Legacy Bible".
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  • Call now, or visit us online
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  • to give your very best gift,
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  • and become
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  • a Connection Partner today,
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  • because we can't do everything,
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  • but together,
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  • we can do something amazing
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  • 00:27:09.180 --> 00:27:11.210
  • 00:27:11.240 --> 00:27:16.190
  • - We hope you've enjoyed
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  • this teaching
  • 00:27:17.120 --> 00:27:18.040
  • by Jentezen Franklin
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  • and thank you
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  • for your continued support
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  • of this ministry.
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  • Your prayers
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  • and financial support
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