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Living Proof with Beth Moore

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  • (Beth Moore) I am so full of joy this morning.
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  • Anybody else got a little joy on 'em today?
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  • We're gonna lift it up
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  • and let the name of Jesus go forth in this place
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  • in such power and in such presence.
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  • We are so, so thrilled to be with you.
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  • And I think what God's gonna remind us of today
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  • is that we're in the middle of the story.
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  • Do you not think that he's gonna tie up
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  • every thread where you are concerned,
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  • that he who started the plan knows how to end it?
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  • We're gonna get some confidence in him today
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  • in his ability to always bring something to a good finish.
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  • Can somebody say, "Hallelujah"?
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  • There's nothing, no sin, no transgression
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  • that exceeds the power of the cross.
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  • Thank you, God.
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  • Anybody tired of your pattern defining your person?
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  • Because you and I are gonna discuss
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  • what it is that defines us
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  • because if you can get down to what defines you,
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  • you will be able to discover
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  • what is motivating many, many decisions.
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  • Now I wanna show you these are my three most recent Bibles
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  • and to tell you where I got the theme,
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  • you've got to know that I have a brand new Bible.
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  • Now, this is the one just prior to it,
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  • and this is the one just prior to it.
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  • And before this, there were a couple
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  • that I had that have been given to my daughters.
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  • Now let me tell you a little bit of the history here
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  • because I didn't even think this was odd
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  • but on my birthday last week,
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  • I tweeted a picture of me and my brand new Bible and I said,
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  • "This will be my dearest earthly possession
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  • for about the next six years."
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  • And I did not think about how oddly that would come across
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  • until people just began asking all over Twitter,
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  • "Why six years?
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  • Why six years?
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  • Why have you set a time limit on it?"
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  • And I found it so interesting.
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  • I thought, "You know what?"
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  • I started to try to answer it but I knew it would take
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  • several posts to do it and then I thought,
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  • "Well, I might write a blog post on it,"
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  • and then I thought, "No, no, no, no,
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  • "I have to believe that this was chosen, this setting,
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  • "for exactly this time.
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  • I always believe it's significant."
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  • And what I'm gonna do instead is that I'm gonna make it part
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  • of the lesson and I'm gonna tell you why I do that.
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  • Because just in case to anybody in this room,
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  • this is of any help whatsoever,
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  • just listen to this through with me
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  • and see if this lands anywhere.
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  • Now, what they all have in common
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  • is that in the front of them
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  • I always write a letter to God.
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  • You'd find it right here, you'd find another one here,
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  • and you'd find another one here.
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  • It's the very first thing I do when I get a new Bible:
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  • I write to him.
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  • I dedicate my years that I'll spend in it to him.
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  • I ask him for all sorts of things.
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  • I mean, all sorts of things.
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  • I mean, I want him to thrill me with these words,
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  • thrill me with these words.
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  • So I mean, it's just like asking a lot.
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  • Every single one of them.
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  • And so here's how it's gone.
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  • It's this one which is my oldest one that I brought with me.
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  • The prior ones from that are in the hands of my girls
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  • and this particular one
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  • was one that I started using
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  • on December 15 of 2004
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  • and I used it all the way 'til October 12 of 2011.
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  • So roughly about seven years.
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  • This was my previous Bible that I have used just up
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  • until the 15th of June when I got this on the 16th.
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  • So I went right from this one to this one.
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  • Now, I gotta show you something because I think
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  • this is so interesting.
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  • I don't know if you can tell it 'cause I think this one
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  • got a little smashed down in my luggage.
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  • But do you know what's interesting here?
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  • From here to here, something huge happened and any of you
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  • who are young teachers know what I'm talking about.
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  • Because from the--in the time that I spent in this Bible,
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  • something marvelous happened and it was called "Bible software."
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  • So in the time I spent in this Bible,
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  • every Scripture I look up, I was doing in a hard copy.
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  • During this Bible, I always had it open on my desk,
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  • but I did not look up every single one of them.
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  • Why?
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  • Because I'm bringing it up on my screen.
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  • I can put all sorts of--I can bring up seven different
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  • translations over in the margin of my Bible software.
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  • So, and I thought it was kind of tragic.
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  • I thought--so what I'm trying to do now is that every time I do
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  • something on my Bible software, I'm trying to do it here too
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  • because I thought, "There's just something lost there
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  • when you're not"--I just think that's--that heaven and earth
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  • has to just crack wide open when you open up your Bible.
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  • Maybe that's weird but it works for me.
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  • Anybody? Anybody?
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  • So this was going on while I was in
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  • this particular Bible and here were just a few things.
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  • Kept writing Bible studies.
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  • I used this one from October 13 of 2011
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  • to June 15, 2017,
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  • and during this period of time, one of the things
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  • that would be tearstained on this Bible
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  • is that both of my daughters, both of my daughters
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  • went through tremendously traumatic events
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  • that caused great, great sorrow and mourning in our family.
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  • Many, many tears.
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  • Ravines of tears, floods of tears,
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  • poured forth in this particular Bible.
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  • God unmistakably, during this particular period of time,
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  • called me to start being very deliberate about sowing seeds
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  • of his Word in other fields.
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  • I didn't have to give up the fields
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  • that were so precious to me
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  • but that I'd have to throw the doors wide open
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  • and what he really placed upon my heart
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  • was the more different the better,
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  • to start saying yes, to start nodding your head yes.
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  • And if people don't understand it,
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  • you'll know that you're obeying me,
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  • you go where I send you, it doesn't matter.
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  • It doesn't matter what it's like.
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  • It doesn't matter what they believe.
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  • You take what you believe to be true out of my Word
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  • and you take it there and do what I told you to do.
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  • And so that became a big part of the journey
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  • in this particular Bible.
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  • I can also tell you that God taught me
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  • and he is still teaching me tremendous patience
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  • through criticism and when to keep my mouth shut
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  • and not feel the need to take up for myself.
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  • Does anybody relate with that one?
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  • And because it is my nature to say, "Let me explain."
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  • But when you finally get to where you realize
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  • they do not want an explanation,
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  • they want this to be true and for God to just go,
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  • "You know what?
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  • "I'm hearing this when I want to hear this.
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  • "Shut your mouth.
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  • I tell you what, Beth," anybody know?
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  • Anybody know what I'm about to say?
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  • "You can either take up for you or I can."
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  • Somebody need to hear that in this house.
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  • Somebody need to hear it.
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  • Now, the reason why that lesson is still very much in process
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  • is because sometimes I keep my mouth shut
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  • better than other times.
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  • I know that somebody verbose in here can understand that.
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  • This is an ongoing lesson that I don't always pass.
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  • He has delivered me from a ton of fear and put fresh boldness
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  • in me in this particular book.
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  • I tell you, the mystery and the miracle
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  • that often happens when we realize that
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  • we've got so much disapproval.
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  • Let me tell you what good can happen
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  • 'cause many of you are going through this
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  • in whatever sphere of life and influence you may have.
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  • The one really good thing that comes out of it
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  • is that you begin to start getting immune
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  • to the need for approval because you know it's fickle
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  • when it could turn on you in a dime.
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  • Anybody?
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  • And so it starts to do a really wonderful thing
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  • because it starts to help us
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  • break our addiction from people approval
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  • which is toxic.
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  • God makes very, very clear in his Word in Galatians 1:10,
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  • you can either serve man or you can serve God
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  • but you will not be able to serve both of them.
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  • He said you can either serve money or you can serve me
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  • but you're not gonna be able to serve both of them.
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  • So we choose because whoever we seek approval from,
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  • that--that is our master.
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  • That is our master.
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  • And we really only want one master and that is God.
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  • During this period of time,
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  • God moved Keith and I to the country
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  • and after two grandchildren had been born
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  • during this segment of time,
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  • our third grandchild, a wonderful surprise to us,
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  • was born in this segment of time.
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  • Many precious things happened there.
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  • And then just a few days ago, this one.
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  • Isn't it gorgeous?
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  • See, I always wonder when I start in a brand new Bible,
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  • what in the world will I experience
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  • while I'm poring over this Bible.
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  • While I'm pouring my coffee on it accidentally,
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  • getting peanut butter on it from all the times
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  • I eat peanut butter in a hotel room
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  • while I'm studying for an event.
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  • How many tears?
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  • I don't want to be morose when I say this.
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  • What funerals will I attend?
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  • How many births and celebrations will take place
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  • in the course of my time
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  • in the Scriptures?
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  • What adventure is waiting for me
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  • in these unfurrowed pages?
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  • Because this is what I've come to say to you.
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  • There is no tangible thing in your life more thrilling,
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  • more exhilarating, bewildering,
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  • sustaining, rearranging,
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  • challenging, comforting,
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  • pride-killing, troubling,
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  • hair-raising, God-praising,
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  • question-raising, history-staging,
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  • future-telling, flesh-quelling,
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  • life-giving direction-lending,
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  • more packed with wisdom for all kinds of living,
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  • more world-mystifying and demon-terrifying
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  • than the Word of the living God.
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  • That is what I can tell you, that right here somebody,
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  • somebody with me, somebody with me,
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  • right here, right here in these pages
  • 00:12:24.200 --> 00:12:29.190
  • I am swept back into a world of earth, water, and sky
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  • created ex nihilo, of flawed patriarchs
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  • grappling with faith,
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  • of angels and men wrestling in the night,
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  • of a burning bush and parting seas,
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  • of clouds by day and a fire by night,
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  • of conquest and Canaan rest,
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  • of crowns and kings,
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  • of triumphs and defeats,
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  • of prophets and warnings,
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  • of idols and exiles, of tears and fears,
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  • that all is lost, then promises
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  • and prophecies that God is not finished.
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  • Then right about here,
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  • bone-chilling silence.
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  • Four-hundred-year silence.
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  • Then the sound barrier between heaven and earth is broken
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  • by the cries of a newborn echoing from a stable
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  • and I am swept into Bethlehem
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  • and there he is, Emmanuel, God with us.
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  • Wrapped in human skin and we are suddenly
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  • whirled and twirled into a world where pathetic,
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  • pitiful flesh and blood can find eternal life.
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  • Where a small man, sitting on the limb of a tree,
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  • gets an unexpected guest.
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  • Where stones of condemnation drop unthrown at the feet
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  • of a shameful adulteress.
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  • "Neither do I condemn you," this extraordinary man says.
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  • "Now leave your life of sin."
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  • Where the hemorrhaging are healed,
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  • where the sin-sick can find the doctor
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  • and where one sinless man's blood
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  • saves whosoever will.
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  • Where the tomb of a dead man is found empty.
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  • Where grown men gawk as the Son of God
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  • ascends into the heavens.
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  • And then the spirit falls and all bets are off.
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  • And here, right here, every follower of Jesus
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  • that follows in those first followers' footsteps
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  • find themselves on the greatest adventure available to mortals,
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  • assigned with impossible tasks.
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  • Royals--royals we are, with insider knowledge,
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  • who appear to the rest of the world
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  • to be crazy peasants, loons,
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  • and you can sit around bored for the rest of your life,
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  • scrolling through social media if you want.
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  • But this found girl intends to spent her days
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  • lost in this book,
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  • and not in dead ink but in living,
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  • breathing ink that you can inhale
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  • like divine CPR and in a world of the walking dead,
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  • we become the dead brought to life in Jesus Christ.
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  • Can I hear somebody say "Amen"?
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  • Come, join us for our simulcast for Living Proof Live in 2019.
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  • September 28, our home base
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  • will be Woodstock, Georgia.
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  • But the beauty of it is, you can come from anywhere.
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  • You don't have to go anywhere to come
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  • as long as you have online access.
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  • You can do it from home,
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  • you can do it anywhere that you can throw in your headphones,
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  • you can do it with a small group,
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  • you can do it at a church that may have that gathering
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  • that is going to be a host church for the event.
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  • Wherever it might be, come be part of it.
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  • We can't wait to see what God would speak over us.
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  • We'll worship, we'll be in the Word of God,
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  • and we anticipate him doing more than we could ask or imagine.
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  • I hope so much you'll join us.
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  • I want you to hear the words and you can turn with me there
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  • because I don't think you're gonna wanna miss 'em.
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  • Turn with me to Job 23.
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  • We have not yet gotten to the reason
  • 00:17:48.110 --> 00:17:50.150
  • why we have our theme for the weekend yet,
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  • but we are getting close.
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  • Job 23, verse 8: "Behold," he says,
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  • "I go forward, but he is not there,
  • 00:17:59.290 --> 00:18:03.130
  • "and backward, but I do not perceive him;
  • 00:18:03.140 --> 00:18:07.100
  • "on the left hand when he is working,
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  • "and I do not behold him; he turns to the right hand,
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  • but I do not see him."
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  • Anybody just got--I don't know where you are in this?
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  • I look to my right, I don't find you.
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  • I look to my left, I don't find you.
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  • I look straight ahead.
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  • For the life of me, I cannot find you.
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  • I look back behind me, I still cannot find you.
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  • But I know you're at work. I know you're at work.
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  • And listen to these words in verse 10:
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  • "But he knows the way that I take."
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  • Listen, somebody's just going, like,
  • 00:18:36.190 --> 00:18:37.280
  • "God, I don't know where you are,
  • 00:18:37.290 --> 00:18:39.080
  • I don't know where you are, I don't know where you are."
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  • But here's where life comes to us.
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  • He knows where you are.
  • 00:18:43.000 --> 00:18:46.160
  • You may not know where he's working but, girlfriend,
  • 00:18:46.170 --> 00:18:49.210
  • I wanna promise you, based on the authority
  • 00:18:49.220 --> 00:18:51.290
  • of the Word of God,
  • 00:18:52.000 --> 00:18:53.180
  • your God knows where you are
  • 00:18:53.190 --> 00:18:56.190
  • and he knows the way that you take.
  • 00:18:56.200 --> 00:18:58.240
  • And it says, "when he has tried me,
  • 00:18:58.250 --> 00:19:00.290
  • "I shall come forth as gold.
  • 00:19:01.000 --> 00:19:03.060
  • "My foot has held fast to his steps;
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  • I have kept his way and have not turned aside."
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  • Listen to verse 12.
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  • This is what I want you to hear: "I have not departed
  • 00:19:10.170 --> 00:19:12.150
  • "from the commandment of his lips;
  • 00:19:12.160 --> 00:19:14.030
  • "I have treasured the words of his mouth
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  • more than my portion of food."
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  • He'll bring you forth like gold.
  • 00:19:21.060 --> 00:19:24.030
  • That's what I just kept thinking about was the edges
  • 00:19:24.040 --> 00:19:29.030
  • of those gold pages.
  • 00:19:29.040 --> 00:19:30.130
  • You see, not much shine in here.
  • 00:19:30.140 --> 00:19:36.280
  • Not much shine in here.
  • 00:19:36.290 --> 00:19:39.150
  • But here's what happens when you get
  • 00:19:39.160 --> 00:19:42.050
  • you a brand new Bible and all that gold
  • 00:19:42.060 --> 00:19:47.050
  • starts rubbing off those edges, every bit of it,
  • 00:19:47.060 --> 00:19:51.170
  • it rubs off those edges, rubs right on you.
  • 00:19:51.180 --> 00:19:56.140
  • And when you treasure his Word more than your daily portion
  • 00:19:56.150 --> 00:20:02.060
  • of food, it is what--listen, I've done so much wrong.
  • 00:20:02.070 --> 00:20:04.240
  • I've done so much wrong.
  • 00:20:04.250 --> 00:20:06.120
  • But that very verse is why I'm in the Scriptures
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  • eating it before I ever eat a morsel in the morning,
  • 00:20:10.050 --> 00:20:14.230
  • because I wanna treasure this more
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  • than my daily food because I wanna come forth
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  • as gold.
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  • When I have no idea what he's doing,
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  • I wanna come forth as gold.
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  • Does anybody--does anybody know what I'm talking about today?
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  • This--this is gold.
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  • This is gold to us.
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  • What's very awkward about a brand new Bible
  • 00:20:36.160 --> 00:20:39.110
  • is that you don't know where anything is.
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  • You have to really teach from Genesis and Revelation
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  • because nothing is in the right place.
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  • You cannot find the Gospel of John to save your life,
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  • and Jonah may drown for all you know
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  • because there's no finding him at all.
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  • And you've never--you've forgotten there even is a Haggai
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  • but, see, that's part of it.
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  • Because I want to go into the Scripture
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  • and find comfort
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  • but I don't wanna get comfortable with the Scriptures.
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  • I wonder if anybody is letting that land with them tonight?
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  • Why do I only wanna use one for about six or seven years?
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  • Because by the time I know how to anticipate
  • 00:21:30.190 --> 00:21:34.000
  • which side of the page that particular verse
  • 00:21:34.010 --> 00:21:37.060
  • is going to be on, by the time I don't even have
  • 00:21:37.070 --> 00:21:39.220
  • to look at it, to turn someplace,
  • 00:21:39.230 --> 00:21:42.020
  • look down, I've got it all marked,
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  • all ready to go, certain stick-notes in place,
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  • I've got it all ready right there,
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  • by the time I can do that almost by rote, I'm done.
  • 00:21:48.120 --> 00:21:52.060
  • I'm done with that one.
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  • And it's time to get a brand new one
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  • because here's what I'm gonna tell you.
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  • So, teachers, please listen up.
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  • I don't know, I'm hoping this means something,
  • 00:21:59.030 --> 00:22:01.160
  • that some part of this means something
  • 00:22:01.170 --> 00:22:03.150
  • to somebody, but I know--I know,
  • 00:22:03.160 --> 00:22:06.020
  • surely, that there is a teacher here that needs to hear this,
  • 00:22:06.030 --> 00:22:09.190
  • because here's the thing.
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  • I push to keep the adventure in it.
  • 00:22:11.130 --> 00:22:15.210
  • For me in regard to Scripture, over-familiarity is my enemy.
  • 00:22:15.220 --> 00:22:22.010
  • Anybody?
  • 00:22:22.020 --> 00:22:23.240
  • Over-familiarity is my enemy because it's a delusion.
  • 00:22:23.250 --> 00:22:28.180
  • And it's one reason why, after years and years
  • 00:22:28.190 --> 00:22:31.200
  • and years of using King James, I moved over to the NIV.
  • 00:22:31.210 --> 00:22:35.140
  • Years and years and years of the NIV,
  • 00:22:35.150 --> 00:22:37.120
  • I moved over to the ESV.
  • 00:22:37.130 --> 00:22:40.020
  • The CSB has just come out and it is spectacular.
  • 00:22:40.030 --> 00:22:45.080
  • These formal versions are gorgeous in the Word of God
  • 00:22:45.090 --> 00:22:49.130
  • but when I start being able to anticipate
  • 00:22:49.140 --> 00:22:52.110
  • how a verse is going to be said,
  • 00:22:52.120 --> 00:22:55.030
  • it's time for a new translation because I want my adventure,
  • 00:22:55.040 --> 00:23:01.110
  • I want my adventure.
  • 00:23:02.240 --> 00:23:05.070
  • Do you know one reason?
  • 00:23:05.080 --> 00:23:07.220
  • Because we're getting very close to our theme for the weekend.
  • 00:23:07.230 --> 00:23:13.180
  • Okay, so when I ended using my last Bible I was reading
  • 00:23:13.190 --> 00:23:18.000
  • through the book of Isaiah and I was at chapter 42
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  • on the first morning that I had my new Bible.
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  • The next day was chapter 43 and I gotta tell you something
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  • and I'm hoping they can pull in the camera a little bit tight
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  • because, you see, when I started reading this,
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  • nothing was underlined.
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  • Well, all of the sudden, when I started reading,
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  • all of it was, like, brand new.
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  • Can you believe he said that?
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  • By the time it got to the next day and it was Isaiah 43
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  • and I was reading along the way
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  • and it gets there to about 18 and 19
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  • and it's a brand new Bible without a single mark in it,
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  • and it all of a sudden says: "Remember not the former things,
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  • "nor consider the things of old.
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  • "Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth,
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  • "do you not perceive it?
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  • "I will make a way in the wilderness
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  • and rivers in the desert."
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  • Let me tell you something.
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  • The reason it wouldn't have moved me before,
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  • I would have long since had that marked.
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  • Long since.
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  • I had that marked since the first year
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  • but it wouldn't--wasn't marked this time.
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  • So I pulled out my pen and I said aloud to God,
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  • "I receive that"
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  • because it was a brand spanking new word.
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  • Some of you think, "You know what?
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  • I need revival in the worst way."
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  • It might be the best news you ever heard
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  • that really what you need is a new Bible.
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  • And I need you to know and trust I don't make any money
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  • if you get a Bible here this weekend.
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  • Not a dime.
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  • Nothing invested in it except that I'm gonna tell you
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  • that this is the greatest adventure of your life
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  • to live life on planet Earth in this post-modern day,
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  • finding life and breath of God through the Holy Spirit
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  • being revealed in these pages.
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  • So on that morning of the 17th,
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  • after my birthday on the 16th,
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  • when early that afternoon I had been given my brand new Bible,
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  • I sat when my quiet time was over and pulled out
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  • every single one of my stick-notes.
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  • And those stick-notes had been pulled out dozens of times
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  • over those nearly six years but there's always a new stack
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  • just waiting to get stuck in this page and that
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  • and I sat there and pulled out stick-notes
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  • and cried and cried
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  • and cried like a baby.
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  • But there was one in particular that stuck out to me
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  • and it was that one that God used
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  • to start stirring this particular theme
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  • and it says this on there:
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  • "Anybody tired of your pattern defining your person?"
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  • Anybody in the house just really tired
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  • of your pattern defining your person?
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  • Because you and I are gonna discuss what it is
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  • that defines us
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  • because if you can get down to what defines you,
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  • you will be able to discover
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  • what is motivating many, many decisions.
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  • 00:26:46.080 --> 00:26:53.030
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  • If you got these three things, that if this
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  • became the truth about yourself
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  • from which you live, that you knew these
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  • three things more than anything else in your life,
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  • you knew you were chosen,
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  • you knew you were holy and you knew you were beloved,
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  • I'm gonna tell you something.
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  • Listen, you cannot imagine what breadth that would cover.
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