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I'm Glad It Happened

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June 13, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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  • - I don't always understand
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  • the reason but I praise God
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  • for the result.
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  • This takes faith.
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  • Can you praise God
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  • for the result of a situation
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  • that is not yet resolved?
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  • Not to say ten years later
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  • I'm glad it happened.
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  • But while you are still sitting
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  • in a Roman prison cell
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  • can you say, God,
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  • if you're gonna get some glory
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  • - Progress is relative
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  • to priorities.
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  • I'll ask a question.
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  • but it's late.
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  • Where's that progress?
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  • Come on now,
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  • it depends on what destination
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  • I intended to arrive at.
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  • Just because I step toward you
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  • doesn't mean that's where
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  • I had in mind to go.
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  • So I might have been going
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  • the wrong way if I really needed
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  • 'Cause I was thinking
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  • all night how cool it would be
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  • to preach from up here.
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  • Just all the way up at the top.
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  • See, this might be progress.
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  • I can't tell yet
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  • because progress is relative
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  • to priorities.
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  • I didn't come tonight
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  • to do cardio.
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  • I already got my workout
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  • before we came.
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  • Write down the word.
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  • Did you write down revision?
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  • Because there's some parts
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  • of your story
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  • you need to rewrite
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  • before we go into a new year.
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  • Because if you carry
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  • the mentality
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  • that you are trapped
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  • in a situation or trapped
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  • in what they thought
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  • or trapped in what they did
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  • or trapped in the event
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  • somebody shout
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  • I'm glad it happened.
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  • And here's why.
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  • Number two.
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  • 'Cause I'm focused
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  • on the results.
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  • I don't have to like the event
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  • to celebrate the result.
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  • I don't know if you saw it,
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  • but Paul said it clearly.
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  • He said as a result.
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  • That's 13a if they wanna
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  • reinforce it with
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  • screen support.
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  • As a result.
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  • I was talking
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  • to one Crossfit dude.
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  • We were talking about
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  • exercise a minute ago.
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  • One crossfitter in the whole
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  • New Year's Eve praise party.
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  • He was meeting me at an event
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  • that I was preaching at.
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  • He said he was coming.
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  • He was a little late.
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  • He wasn't too late.
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  • But he was apologizing
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  • because apparently,
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  • he likes to be prompt.
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  • He said so sorry.
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  • I had a great workout.
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  • To me, that's paradoxical
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  • in nature.
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  • Great workout.
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  • I never felt that way
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  • about a workout.
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  • I said what was a great workout?
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  • What made it great?
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  • He said I threw up three times.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • Brain damage.
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  • Twisted value system.
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  • But I get it.
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  • What he enjoyed
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  • wasn't how he felt
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  • during the routine
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  • of working out.
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  • You don't have to like
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  • what it felt like
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  • to appreciate the change
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  • that it is creating.
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  • And a lot of us
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  • when we assess a year,
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  • we assess it by how much
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  • we enjoyed the different
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  • experiences in that year.
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  • I was reading
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  • an interesting book
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  • by the Heath Brothers.
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  • They have written several books.
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  • They're more sociological
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  • in nature but they're also
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  • good for business.
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  • It's most recent book
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  • "The Power of Moments".
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  • It gave a snapshot
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  • of what psychologists
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  • call the Peak End Theory.
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  • Here's what they say.
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  • When we assess our experiences
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  • we don't average our minute
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  • by minute sensations.
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  • Rather, we tend to remember
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  • flagship moments.
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  • That's the peaks, the pits,
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  • They used the example
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  • of Disney World.
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  • They said if you were rating
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  • your experience at Disney World
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  • minute by minute on a scale
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  • of one to ten
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  • you're average rating
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  • would probably be 1.7
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  • and no one would ever go.
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  • If you think of all the lines
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  • that you stand in
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  • and all of the heat
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  • It's a small world after all.
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  • What a blessing.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • But you don't assess
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  • the experience
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  • by what did they say?
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  • You're minute
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  • by minute sensations.
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  • Rather we tend to remember
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  • the peak and the end.
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  • Or the peaks, the pits,
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  • and the transitions.
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  • So when I say to you
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  • how was this year
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  • for you don't be so quick
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  • to call it a bad year
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  • just because you went through
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  • some hard things.
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  • I'm trying to get you by faith
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  • to accept
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  • whatever God allowed
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  • and not only that
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  • but to now see
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  • how it actually
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  • can serve to advance the gospel.
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  • If that's not your priority --
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  • If God is not your focus
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  • then you have no way
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  • of measuring your progress
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  • against a standard
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  • that you have not set
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  • for your life.
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  • Paul isn't writing about
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  • how wonderful the food is.
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  • Paul is not writing about
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  • how strong the wifi signal
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  • is in the Roman prison system.
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  • What he's talking about
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  • is the results.
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  • He's saying I don't necessarily
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  • like what I'm going through.
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  • that it's fair.
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  • That's not the point.
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  • The point is that God
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  • is achieving a purpose
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  • through this.
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  • That is making it clearer
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  • and clearer what He put me
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  • on the Earth for.
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  • So touch somebody
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  • and say I'm making progress.
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  • I'm making progress.
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  • As long as I know
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  • I'm making progress
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  • I can endure anything.
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  • I was reminiscing with a friend
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  • about something that happened
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  • earlier this year.
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  • What happened was so horrible
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  • at the time we didn't think
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  • we could make it through.
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  • But you know when we were
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  • talking about it and looking
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  • back on it we realized
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  • that some things
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  • are so much better now.
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  • Come on now.
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  • How many of you can relate?
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  • Somebody broke up with you
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  • and you thought you couldn't
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  • make it without 'em
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  • and then you looked 'em up
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  • on Facebook and you fell on
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  • your knees and thanked God
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  • that they broke your heart.
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  • Oh, thank God
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  • they weren't interested in me.
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  • Look what could have been.
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  • Look what the Lord has done.
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  • I don't always understand
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  • the reason but I praise God
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  • for the result.
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  • This takes faith.
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  • Can you praise God
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  • for the result of a situation
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  • that is not yet resolved?
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  • Not to say ten years later
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  • I'm glad it happened.
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  • But while you are still sitting
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  • in a Roman prison cell
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  • can you say: God,
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  • if you're gonna get some glory
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  • Paul might've talked
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  • to Lazarus.
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  • He might have.
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  • I don't know when Lazarus died
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  • the second time.
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  • Now the first time
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  • he died was weird.
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  • 'Cause Jesus knew he was sick
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  • and he was about to go to him
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  • but he delayed his trip
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  • to let him die.
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  • Weirdest thing in the world
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  • for the Son of God,
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  • the Savior of humankind,
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  • the compassionate Christ,
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  • the one who combs
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  • the hair of lambs
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  • on his lap as he sings
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  • lullabies to the lambs --
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  • You know, the Jesus
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  • you always hear about.
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  • He said something so shocking
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  • to his disciples
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  • when they came to him
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  • with the news that Lazarus
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  • who he loved had died.
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  • I wanna put it on the screen
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  • 'cause you won't believe
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  • it's in the Bible
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  • if I don't show it to you.
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  • He told his disciples plainly.
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  • "Lazarus is dead."
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  • Watch what comes next.
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  • Not weeping.
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  • Not tears.
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  • But "for your sake I'm glad".
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  • [Laughter]
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  • I'm glad it happened.
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  • I'm glad I didn't get there
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  • in time to heal him.
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  • I'm glad because now
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  • I get to show you
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  • a level of my glory
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  • that you could not see
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  • if I had shown up and done
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  • what you thought I should do.
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  • I'm glad it happened.
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  • I looked at my friend.
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  • I said, you know
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  • I wouldn't choose
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  • what we went through
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  • but I don't think
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  • I'd change it either.
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  • I don't think I would change it.
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  • See, I'm glad it happened
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  • whatever it may be for you.
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  • I'm not talking about
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  • the promotion, of course,
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  • I'm not talking about
  • 00:09:39.280 --> 00:09:40.170
  • the miracle breakthrough
  • 00:09:40.170 --> 00:09:41.190
  • that you got the check
  • 00:09:41.190 --> 00:09:42.160
  • in the mail, the tax refund.
  • 00:09:42.160 --> 00:09:43.250
  • Of course, you're glad
  • 00:09:43.250 --> 00:09:44.110
  • that happened.
  • 00:09:44.220 --> 00:09:47.220
  • I'm talking about the thing
  • 00:09:47.220 --> 00:09:49.250
  • that other people feel sorry
  • 00:09:49.250 --> 00:09:50.260
  • for you about.
  • 00:09:50.260 --> 00:09:53.220
  • Having the faith to say
  • 00:09:53.220 --> 00:09:54.170
  • It led me to deeper strength.
  • 00:09:59.240 --> 00:10:02.240
  • Being quiet
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  • at the praise party.
  • 00:10:03.080 --> 00:10:06.080
  • I know how to preach you
  • 00:10:06.080 --> 00:10:07.020
  • into a little bit of a frenzy.
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  • I can do that anytime.
  • 00:10:08.140 --> 00:10:09.220
  • This is the deep work
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  • that requires mature faith
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  • to be able to look at something.
  • 00:10:15.240 --> 00:10:17.020
  • When I grew up
  • 00:10:17.020 --> 00:10:17.170
  • in the Methodist church
  • 00:10:17.170 --> 00:10:18.120
  • we used to have
  • 00:10:18.120 --> 00:10:19.020
  • in the youth group
  • 00:10:19.020 --> 00:10:19.230
  • we had prayer request
  • 00:10:19.230 --> 00:10:20.260
  • and praise reports.
  • 00:10:20.260 --> 00:10:23.180
  • This is old school.
  • 00:10:23.180 --> 00:10:26.060
  • Why don't we bring
  • 00:10:26.060 --> 00:10:26.230
  • that back in the church?
  • 00:10:26.230 --> 00:10:27.230
  • That would be wonderful
  • 00:10:27.230 --> 00:10:28.140
  • Pastor Steven.
  • 00:10:28.140 --> 00:10:29.140
  • No.
  • 00:10:29.140 --> 00:10:29.270
  • People are too crazy
  • 00:10:29.270 --> 00:10:30.210
  • and I will not give them
  • 00:10:30.210 --> 00:10:31.140
  • the mic.
  • 00:10:31.140 --> 00:10:32.010
  • OK?
  • 00:10:32.010 --> 00:10:32.170
  • Alright.
  • 00:10:32.170 --> 00:10:33.060
  • That's good.
  • 00:10:33.060 --> 00:10:34.020
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:10:36.190 --> 00:10:39.190
  • But Paul would've messed up
  • 00:10:39.190 --> 00:10:41.120
  • praise reports
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  • and prayer requests
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  • 'cause the praise reports
  • 00:10:42.160 --> 00:10:43.140
  • is where you put the good stuff
  • 00:10:43.140 --> 00:10:45.190
  • and the prayer request
  • 00:10:45.190 --> 00:10:46.120
  • is where you put the bad stuff.
  • 00:10:46.120 --> 00:10:49.080
  • But Paul has reached
  • 00:10:49.080 --> 00:10:50.070
  • the point in his life now
  • 00:10:50.070 --> 00:10:51.220
  • where he's at I don't know
  • 00:10:52.150 --> 00:10:55.150
  • the difference anymore.
  • 00:10:55.260 --> 00:10:58.260
  • My prayer requests
  • 00:10:58.260 --> 00:11:01.040
  • have become my praise reports.
  • 00:11:03.080 --> 00:11:06.080
  • 'Cause I know y'all
  • 00:11:06.080 --> 00:11:07.080
  • are praying for me
  • 00:11:07.080 --> 00:11:08.010
  • to get out of prison
  • 00:11:08.010 --> 00:11:09.180
  • but I gotta be honest with you.
  • 00:11:09.180 --> 00:11:11.150
  • I'm running a revival
  • 00:11:11.150 --> 00:11:12.150
  • and I'm not sure
  • 00:11:12.150 --> 00:11:13.020
  • I'm ready to leave yet.
  • 00:11:13.020 --> 00:11:14.130
  • So could y'all bring
  • 00:11:14.130 --> 00:11:15.180
  • the prayers down a little bit
  • 00:11:15.180 --> 00:11:16.230
  • 'cause I think there's something
  • 00:11:16.230 --> 00:11:18.010
  • God still wants to do
  • 00:11:18.010 --> 00:11:19.110
  • while I'm in this prison.
  • 00:11:19.210 --> 00:11:22.210
  • Are y'all clapping
  • 00:11:22.210 --> 00:11:23.080
  • to be polite or do
  • 00:11:23.080 --> 00:11:24.190
  • you really believe
  • 00:11:24.190 --> 00:11:25.140
  • that some of the things
  • 00:11:25.140 --> 00:11:26.210
  • that you would have prayed away
  • 00:11:28.010 --> 00:11:31.010
  • are the instruments of change?
  • 00:11:32.180 --> 00:11:35.180
  • See, Paul has no problem
  • 00:11:35.180 --> 00:11:37.230
  • rejoicing because he knows
  • 00:11:37.230 --> 00:11:39.270
  • the result.
  • 00:11:39.270 --> 00:11:42.040
  • He knows the result.
  • 00:11:42.040 --> 00:11:43.190
  • When I showed Graham Rocky IV
  • 00:11:43.190 --> 00:11:45.150
  • I wasn't nervous when Drago won
  • 00:11:45.150 --> 00:11:47.200
  • the first three rounds.
  • 00:11:47.200 --> 00:11:48.230
  • Why?
  • 00:11:48.230 --> 00:11:49.110
  • I know how this ends!
  • 00:11:49.110 --> 00:11:52.070
  • Some of y'all
  • 00:11:52.070 --> 00:11:52.220
  • need to look at 2018
  • 00:11:52.220 --> 00:11:54.210
  • before it even gets started
  • 00:11:54.210 --> 00:11:56.190
  • and declare in the face
  • 00:11:56.190 --> 00:11:58.010
  • of the Devil:
  • 00:11:58.010 --> 00:11:59.020
  • I'm not nervous.
  • 00:11:59.020 --> 00:12:00.200
  • I'm not worried.
  • 00:12:00.200 --> 00:12:01.260
  • I'm not anxious.
  • 00:12:01.260 --> 00:12:03.050
  • I'm not freaked out,
  • 00:12:03.050 --> 00:12:04.100
  • stressed out, maxed out.
  • 00:12:04.100 --> 00:12:05.250
  • I know how this ends!
  • 00:12:05.250 --> 00:12:08.240
  • In fact, take 18 seconds
  • 00:12:08.240 --> 00:12:10.060
  • right here and praise Him
  • 00:12:10.060 --> 00:12:12.090
  • for how it ends
  • 00:12:12.090 --> 00:12:13.140
  • Oh, the Devil hates this!
  • 00:12:22.270 --> 00:12:25.200
  • He hates when you get glad
  • 00:12:25.200 --> 00:12:27.150
  • about what your eyes
  • 00:12:27.150 --> 00:12:29.210
  • have not seen
  • 00:12:29.210 --> 00:12:31.190
  • God is going to get some glory
  • 00:12:40.120 --> 00:12:43.080
  • out of everything
  • 00:12:43.080 --> 00:12:44.110
  • I've gone through!
  • 00:12:45.020 --> 00:12:48.020
  • The more I've gone through
  • 00:12:48.020 --> 00:12:49.280
  • the greater the glory!
  • 00:12:49.280 --> 00:12:51.160
  • Shout about that!
  • 00:12:51.160 --> 00:12:53.020
  • I'm glad about it.
  • 00:12:59.290 --> 00:13:01.190
  • I'm glad about it.
  • 00:13:01.190 --> 00:13:03.080
  • I'm not glad about the pain.
  • 00:13:03.080 --> 00:13:05.190
  • I'm glad that in the pain
  • 00:13:05.190 --> 00:13:07.180
  • is a purpose.
  • 00:13:07.180 --> 00:13:09.020
  • I'm glad about it.
  • 00:13:09.020 --> 00:13:11.070
  • Somebody say I'm glad about it.
  • 00:13:11.070 --> 00:13:14.030
  • I'm glad about it.
  • 00:13:14.030 --> 00:13:15.000
  • I cried enough about it.
  • 00:13:15.000 --> 00:13:16.150
  • I spent enough time
  • 00:13:16.150 --> 00:13:17.140
  • wishing it would go away.
  • 00:13:17.140 --> 00:13:18.290
  • with my praise intact,
  • 00:13:20.270 --> 00:13:22.190
  • in my right mind.
  • 00:13:22.190 --> 00:13:24.060
  • I'm glad.
  • 00:13:33.070 --> 00:13:36.000
  • I'm glad they rejected me.
  • 00:13:37.090 --> 00:13:40.090
  • and I don't need 'em.
  • 00:13:44.090 --> 00:13:47.090
  • Where'd y'all go on that one?
  • 00:13:47.090 --> 00:13:48.130
  • I didn't hear anything
  • 00:13:48.130 --> 00:13:49.100
  • So Paul makes
  • 00:13:55.190 --> 00:13:56.200
  • a resolution now.
  • 00:13:56.200 --> 00:13:58.230
  • He made the revision.
  • 00:13:58.230 --> 00:13:59.140
  • He set the record straight.
  • 00:13:59.140 --> 00:14:02.000
  • He said I want you to know
  • 00:14:02.000 --> 00:14:03.080
  • what was really happening here.
  • 00:14:03.080 --> 00:14:05.010
  • 'Cause y'all are feeling
  • 00:14:05.010 --> 00:14:05.200
  • sorry for me but don't feel
  • 00:14:05.200 --> 00:14:07.220
  • sorry for me.
  • 00:14:07.220 --> 00:14:09.150
  • I'm getting results.
  • 00:14:09.150 --> 00:14:12.020
  • God's getting some glory
  • 00:14:12.020 --> 00:14:13.050
  • through my life.
  • 00:14:14.130 --> 00:14:17.130
  • Don't feel sorry for me.
  • 00:14:17.130 --> 00:14:19.130
  • Aren't you glad
  • 00:14:19.130 --> 00:14:20.140
  • that the storm stripped away
  • 00:14:20.140 --> 00:14:21.260
  • everything that you really
  • 00:14:21.260 --> 00:14:22.230
  • didn't need so you could know
  • 00:14:22.230 --> 00:14:24.070
  • what was core to the essential
  • 00:14:24.070 --> 00:14:26.020
  • nature of who Christ
  • 00:14:26.020 --> 00:14:27.180
  • made you to be?
  • 00:14:27.180 --> 00:14:30.140
  • Aren't you glad
  • 00:14:30.140 --> 00:14:31.130
  • that you're not going
  • 00:14:31.130 --> 00:14:32.120
  • into the next year
  • 00:14:32.120 --> 00:14:33.270
  • carrying dead weight
  • 00:14:33.270 --> 00:14:34.270
  • of worthless relationships?
  • 00:14:39.190 --> 00:14:42.190
  • Aren't you glad
  • 00:14:42.190 --> 00:14:43.130
  • that God closed some doors?
  • 00:14:43.130 --> 00:14:46.050
  • So that you wouldn't spend years
  • 00:14:46.050 --> 00:14:47.210
  • of your life in the wrong room.
  • 00:14:50.100 --> 00:14:53.100
  • I'm glad it happened.
  • 00:14:53.100 --> 00:14:56.070
  • I am glad it happened.
  • 00:14:56.090 --> 00:14:59.090
  • I'm glad.
  • 00:14:59.090 --> 00:15:00.250
  • I might not be able to smile
  • 00:15:00.250 --> 00:15:02.040
  • when I say it
  • 00:15:02.040 --> 00:15:02.190
  • but I'm gettin' there.
  • 00:15:03.030 --> 00:15:06.030
  • I'm glad.
  • 00:15:06.030 --> 00:15:08.160
  • I'm glad it happened.
  • 00:15:08.180 --> 00:15:11.180
  • He said I made a resolution.
  • 00:15:13.140 --> 00:15:16.140
  • How 'bout this.
  • 00:15:16.140 --> 00:15:16.290
  • Just one New Year's resolution.
  • 00:15:16.290 --> 00:15:18.100
  • This is the only one
  • 00:15:18.100 --> 00:15:19.010
  • you really need.
  • 00:15:19.010 --> 00:15:20.100
  • I mean do everything
  • 00:15:20.100 --> 00:15:20.280
  • you wanted to do.
  • 00:15:20.280 --> 00:15:21.210
  • Save the money.
  • 00:15:21.210 --> 00:15:22.150
  • Put the kid to college fund.
  • 00:15:22.150 --> 00:15:24.210
  • Go to the moon with Elon Musk.
  • 00:15:24.210 --> 00:15:26.100
  • I don't care what you do.
  • 00:15:26.100 --> 00:15:27.130
  • But do this too.
  • 00:15:27.130 --> 00:15:29.170
  • This is 18b.
  • 00:15:29.170 --> 00:15:31.060
  • "Yes, and I will continue
  • 00:15:33.140 --> 00:15:36.140
  • to rejoice."
  • 00:15:36.140 --> 00:15:38.110
  • Now that's the resolution.
  • 00:15:40.070 --> 00:15:43.070
  • I worry about that word rejoice
  • 00:15:43.070 --> 00:15:45.170
  • because I think that
  • 00:15:45.170 --> 00:15:46.240
  • you might think that
  • 00:15:46.240 --> 00:15:48.090
  • it only means this or this.
  • 00:15:51.240 --> 00:15:54.240
  • No, he's making a decision
  • 00:15:54.240 --> 00:15:56.290
  • or a resolution
  • 00:15:56.290 --> 00:15:58.150
  • because remember resolution
  • 00:15:58.150 --> 00:16:00.200
  • is a decision, not an event.
  • 00:16:01.160 --> 00:16:04.160
  • I'm not waiting to see
  • 00:16:04.160 --> 00:16:05.140
  • how this turns out
  • 00:16:05.140 --> 00:16:07.150
  • before I make my decision
  • 00:16:07.150 --> 00:16:08.220
  • about my faith.
  • 00:16:09.000 --> 00:16:12.000
  • So I reflect and I expect
  • 00:16:13.250 --> 00:16:16.250
  • and Paul says I don't know
  • 00:16:16.250 --> 00:16:18.010
  • how this is gonna turn out yet.
  • 00:16:18.010 --> 00:16:18.290
  • They might kill me.
  • 00:16:18.290 --> 00:16:20.160
  • I don't know
  • 00:16:20.160 --> 00:16:21.010
  • what you're going through
  • 00:16:21.010 --> 00:16:21.200
  • right now but it ain't this bad.
  • 00:16:21.200 --> 00:16:24.150
  • That's why I brought Paul
  • 00:16:24.150 --> 00:16:25.050
  • to the praise party.
  • 00:16:25.150 --> 00:16:28.150
  • 'Cause if I say this crap
  • 00:16:28.150 --> 00:16:29.100
  • you might just think
  • 00:16:29.100 --> 00:16:29.260
  • I haven't ever been
  • 00:16:29.260 --> 00:16:30.160
  • through anything.
  • 00:16:30.160 --> 00:16:31.080
  • But you haven't been through --
  • 00:16:31.080 --> 00:16:32.050
  • You haven't had your life
  • 00:16:32.050 --> 00:16:33.090
  • on the line for the gospel.
  • 00:16:33.090 --> 00:16:35.030
  • Not yet.
  • 00:16:35.030 --> 00:16:37.200
  • So Paul says I want you to know
  • 00:16:37.200 --> 00:16:39.200
  • I made my resolution
  • 00:16:39.200 --> 00:16:40.180
  • and I will continue to rejoice.
  • 00:16:40.180 --> 00:16:42.180
  • Oh, Paul did you get good news?
  • 00:16:42.180 --> 00:16:44.130
  • Are they about to release you?
  • 00:16:44.130 --> 00:16:45.180
  • Don't know.
  • 00:16:45.180 --> 00:16:47.060
  • Resolution is not an event.
  • 00:16:47.060 --> 00:16:49.220
  • It's a decision.
  • 00:16:49.220 --> 00:16:51.230
  • Now watch the decision.
  • 00:16:51.230 --> 00:16:54.040
  • It's verse 20.
  • 00:16:54.040 --> 00:16:56.090
  • Verse 20 he says --
  • 00:16:56.090 --> 00:16:58.160
  • We gotta get 19 as well.
  • 00:16:58.160 --> 00:17:00.140
  • It's just too good.
  • 00:17:00.140 --> 00:17:01.030
  • I can't do this to 19.
  • 00:17:01.030 --> 00:17:02.030
  • I can't leave 19 sittin'
  • 00:17:02.030 --> 00:17:03.180
  • right there just lookin'
  • 00:17:03.180 --> 00:17:04.130
  • all pretty.
  • 00:17:04.130 --> 00:17:06.140
  • "For I know that through
  • 00:17:06.140 --> 00:17:08.290
  • your prayers and God's provision
  • 00:17:08.290 --> 00:17:10.240
  • of the spirit of Jesus Christ
  • 00:17:10.240 --> 00:17:12.220
  • what has happened."
  • 00:17:12.220 --> 00:17:14.120
  • Somebody say
  • 00:17:14.120 --> 00:17:14.260
  • I'm glad it happened.
  • 00:17:14.260 --> 00:17:17.030
  • I want that ringing
  • 00:17:17.030 --> 00:17:17.200
  • in your spirit
  • 00:17:17.200 --> 00:17:18.130
  • so you go out
  • 00:17:18.130 --> 00:17:19.130
  • really confessing it
  • 00:17:19.130 --> 00:17:20.060
  • and really declaring it
  • 00:17:20.060 --> 00:17:21.140
  • and really living
  • 00:17:21.140 --> 00:17:22.000
  • in that state of rejoicing
  • 00:17:22.000 --> 00:17:23.090
  • that is not dependant
  • 00:17:23.090 --> 00:17:24.050
  • on the outcome
  • 00:17:24.050 --> 00:17:25.210
  • of your situation.
  • 00:17:25.210 --> 00:17:27.140
  • I know that what has happened
  • 00:17:27.140 --> 00:17:29.010
  • to me will turn out
  • 00:17:29.230 --> 00:17:32.230
  • for my deliverance.
  • 00:17:33.130 --> 00:17:36.130
  • Here's the Word.
  • 00:17:36.130 --> 00:17:37.200
  • "I eagerly expect..."
  • 00:17:37.200 --> 00:17:40.140
  • How many remember I preached
  • 00:17:40.140 --> 00:17:41.250
  • a whole sermon on the Greek word
  • 00:17:41.250 --> 00:17:44.200
  • that Paul made up
  • 00:17:44.200 --> 00:17:46.050
  • because he couldn't find
  • 00:17:46.050 --> 00:17:47.160
  • a word in the lexicon
  • 00:17:47.160 --> 00:17:49.080
  • that described how he felt about
  • 00:17:49.080 --> 00:17:51.020
  • the situation.
  • 00:17:51.020 --> 00:17:52.120
  • 'Cause he couldn't say
  • 00:17:52.120 --> 00:17:53.060
  • "I have a good feeling
  • 00:17:53.060 --> 00:17:54.070
  • about this.
  • 00:17:54.070 --> 00:17:55.160
  • I don't know
  • 00:17:55.160 --> 00:17:56.120
  • I'm enthusiastic Bill."
  • 00:17:56.120 --> 00:17:58.000
  • It wasn't one of those things.
  • 00:17:58.000 --> 00:17:59.190
  • It was a from the gut gladness
  • 00:17:59.190 --> 00:18:01.230
  • that only comes
  • 00:18:01.230 --> 00:18:02.220
  • when your sole priority
  • 00:18:02.220 --> 00:18:04.050
  • is the glory of God
  • 00:18:04.050 --> 00:18:05.120
  • and nothing else holds weight
  • 00:18:05.120 --> 00:18:07.010
  • in the court of your reasoning.
  • 00:18:07.150 --> 00:18:10.150
  • So he made up a word
  • 00:18:10.150 --> 00:18:11.110
  • from three different words.
  • 00:18:11.110 --> 00:18:12.230
  • Remember?
  • 00:18:12.230 --> 00:18:13.120
  • Apokaradokia.
  • 00:18:13.140 --> 00:18:16.140
  • Three words.
  • 00:18:16.140 --> 00:18:17.120
  • Apo- to look away.
  • 00:18:17.120 --> 00:18:19.020
  • Kara - head.
  • 00:18:19.020 --> 00:18:22.020
  • Dokia- stretch.
  • 00:18:22.020 --> 00:18:24.070
  • Paul said I'm chained
  • 00:18:24.070 --> 00:18:25.160
  • to the floor but these chains
  • 00:18:25.160 --> 00:18:28.070
  • make a good sermon prop.
  • 00:18:28.070 --> 00:18:30.240
  • 'Cause my feet are bound
  • 00:18:30.240 --> 00:18:32.190
  • but my mind is free.
  • 00:18:33.200 --> 00:18:36.200
  • I can't change
  • 00:18:36.200 --> 00:18:37.150
  • my situation right now
  • 00:18:37.150 --> 00:18:39.050
  • but I can make up my mind.
  • 00:18:39.050 --> 00:18:41.080
  • And here's what I've decided
  • 00:18:41.080 --> 00:18:42.250
  • and I need about 130 people
  • 00:18:42.250 --> 00:18:45.020
  • who will make this decision.
  • 00:18:45.020 --> 00:18:46.220
  • I eagerly expect --
  • 00:18:46.220 --> 00:18:49.190
  • In other words,
  • 00:18:49.190 --> 00:18:50.060
  • I stretch my head
  • 00:18:50.060 --> 00:18:53.020
  • I can see
  • 00:19:00.030 --> 00:19:00.200
  • we need some exercise.
  • 00:19:00.200 --> 00:19:01.130
  • Stand up.
  • 00:19:01.130 --> 00:19:03.210
  • I'ma help you
  • 00:19:03.210 --> 00:19:04.070
  • with your New Year's resolution.
  • 00:19:04.070 --> 00:19:05.080
  • You wanted to exercise more.
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  • We're gonna do it before you hit
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  • High five your neighbor say
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  • I'm glad it happened.
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  • I'm glad it happened.
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  • I'm glad it happened.
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  • Now I want you
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  • to do me a favor.
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  • Everybody.
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  • Every campus.
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  • Even the cool people
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  • who are too cool to high five
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  • your neighbor every time
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  • I tell you to high five
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  • your neighbor.
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  • I want you to turn around
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  • Now if you
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  • are geometrically challenged
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  • you should be facing
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  • the opposite direction
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  • of a moment ago.
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  • Alright.
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  • The Word of God
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  • on this pulpit represents
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  • the promises that God
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  • has made to you and the future
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  • that He has in store.
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  • We came tonight to reflect
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  • but also to expect.
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  • You can't go into what's next
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  • that has your name on it --
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  • Your next assignment,
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  • your next breakthrough,
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  • your next level of influence,
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  • your next season of real joy.
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  • You can't go into it facing
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  • this way.
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  • What happened, happened.
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  • It happened.
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  • Whether you wanted it to or not.
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  • Whether it was
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  • your fault or not.
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  • It happened.
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  • Acknowledge it.
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  • There were some
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  • disappointments this year.
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  • Some stuff
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  • that broke your heart.
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  • But you cannot experience
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  • the purpose of God in 2018
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  • with your head in your past.
  • 00:21:10.060 --> 00:21:13.060
  • I hear the spirit of God
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  • saying tonight
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  • It's turn around time.
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  • Don't turn around yet.
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  • Messin' up my illustration.
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  • Paul said
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  • I eagerly expect, what?
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  • That what has happened to me
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  • will turn out
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  • for my deliverance.
  • 00:21:38.230 --> 00:21:39.270
  • Now I want you
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  • to turn 90 degrees.
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  • 90 degrees.
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  • Just 90.
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  • Just 90.
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  • Just 90 degrees.
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  • I don't care which 90.
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  • Just 90.
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  • Preferably so you're facing
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  • someone else.
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  • Could you face somebody?
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  • Hey.
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  • Now shut up
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  • don't strike up
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  • a conversation.
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  • Listen.
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  • Listen to me.
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  • You can't go into this next year
  • 00:22:02.200 --> 00:22:04.000
  • facing your past
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  • and you can't go
  • 00:22:05.170 --> 00:22:06.060
  • into this next year
  • 00:22:06.060 --> 00:22:07.000
  • facing other people.
  • 00:22:07.160 --> 00:22:10.160
  • You cannot look to them
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  • and compare yourself to them
  • 00:22:12.260 --> 00:22:14.250
  • and compare your situation
  • 00:22:14.250 --> 00:22:15.250
  • to theirs.
  • 00:22:15.250 --> 00:22:17.250
  • Not in going to the future
  • 00:22:17.250 --> 00:22:18.250
  • that God has for you.
  • 00:22:18.250 --> 00:22:20.090
  • Paul said I want you to know
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  • that what has happened to me,
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  • what God has for me
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  • is for me.
  • 00:22:24.090 --> 00:22:26.280
  • Sometimes we are so busy
  • 00:22:27.050 --> 00:22:30.050
  • comparing our situation
  • 00:22:30.050 --> 00:22:31.150
  • to the situation of others.
  • 00:22:31.150 --> 00:22:34.010
  • We are locked in cycles
  • 00:22:34.010 --> 00:22:35.040
  • of resentment and regret.
  • 00:22:35.180 --> 00:22:38.180
  • But it's turn around time.
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  • Somebody shout
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  • it's turn around time.
  • 00:22:41.040 --> 00:22:44.020
  • Now I want you to turn
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  • another 90 degrees
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  • and we all should be
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  • facing forward.
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  • This is where I'm facing.
  • 00:22:54.210 --> 00:22:57.210
  • I got my eyes --
  • 00:22:58.090 --> 00:23:01.110
  • Put the camera on the pulpit.
  • 00:23:01.110 --> 00:23:04.010
  • I got my eyes on the Word
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  • that God spoke to me.
  • 00:23:07.050 --> 00:23:10.050
  • My eyes are on the high calling
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  • of God in Christ Jesus.
  • 00:23:13.220 --> 00:23:16.220
  • I got my head out my past.
  • 00:23:16.220 --> 00:23:19.070
  • I got my feet in my lane.
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  • I got my eyes on the prize
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  • for which God called me
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  • heavenward in Christ.
  • 00:23:27.200 --> 00:23:30.200
  • I'm glad it happened.
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  • I'm glad for the dangers,
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  • the toils, the snares.
  • 00:23:37.080 --> 00:23:39.290
  • I'm glad for the battles.
  • 00:23:39.290 --> 00:23:41.170
  • I'm glad for the blessings.
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  • I came tonight to give you
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  • praise for all of it, God.
  • 00:23:45.290 --> 00:23:48.290
  • All things work together
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  • for the good!
  • 00:23:51.140 --> 00:23:53.000
  • - I'm glad it happened.
  • 00:23:56.080 --> 00:23:57.140
  • You know, it's difficult
  • 00:23:57.140 --> 00:23:58.090
  • to say that about a lot
  • 00:23:58.090 --> 00:23:59.060
  • of things in life
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  • and I'm not saying everything
  • 00:24:00.210 --> 00:24:01.220
  • that happens is good
  • 00:24:01.220 --> 00:24:03.080
  • or even that everything
  • 00:24:03.080 --> 00:24:04.160
  • that happens
  • 00:24:04.160 --> 00:24:05.090
  • is because God did it.
  • 00:24:05.090 --> 00:24:07.100
  • But we can trust Him
  • 00:24:07.100 --> 00:24:08.010
  • in all things
  • 00:24:08.010 --> 00:24:09.050
  • and know that if He allowed it
  • 00:24:09.050 --> 00:24:10.230
  • and we will trust Him
  • 00:24:10.230 --> 00:24:11.150
  • through it, He'll use it.
  • 00:24:11.150 --> 00:24:12.210
  • All things work together
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  • for the good of those
  • 00:24:13.260 --> 00:24:15.060
  • who love God.
  • 00:24:15.060 --> 00:24:16.190
  • As this year ends
  • 00:24:16.190 --> 00:24:17.190
  • I don't know
  • 00:24:17.190 --> 00:24:18.010
  • what you've been through.
  • 00:24:18.010 --> 00:24:19.040
  • I don't know if you're feeling
  • 00:24:19.040 --> 00:24:20.170
  • a sense of accomplishment
  • 00:24:20.170 --> 00:24:21.240
  • and achievement and progress
  • 00:24:21.240 --> 00:24:23.040
  • or if you're feeling
  • 00:24:23.040 --> 00:24:24.230
  • I'm five pounds heavier
  • 00:24:24.230 --> 00:24:26.100
  • and I'm more in debt.
  • 00:24:26.100 --> 00:24:28.010
  • Maybe something happened
  • 00:24:28.010 --> 00:24:29.060
  • relationally this year
  • 00:24:29.060 --> 00:24:30.190
  • that you didn't even plan on.
  • 00:24:30.190 --> 00:24:32.050
  • Maybe you went through
  • 00:24:32.050 --> 00:24:32.240
  • something that you don't
  • 00:24:32.240 --> 00:24:33.270
  • even feel comfortable
  • 00:24:33.270 --> 00:24:34.180
  • talking about yet.
  • 00:24:34.180 --> 00:24:35.150
  • Can I encourage you today
  • 00:24:35.150 --> 00:24:36.280
  • to know that resolution
  • 00:24:36.280 --> 00:24:39.160
  • is not an event,
  • 00:24:39.160 --> 00:24:41.060
  • it's a decision?
  • 00:24:41.060 --> 00:24:42.080
  • Here's what I mean.
  • 00:24:42.080 --> 00:24:43.240
  • It's not what happens to us.
  • 00:24:43.240 --> 00:24:45.130
  • It's what we decide about
  • 00:24:45.130 --> 00:24:47.070
  • what happens to us.
  • 00:24:47.070 --> 00:24:48.140
  • Whether we're gonna
  • 00:24:48.140 --> 00:24:49.010
  • move forward.
  • 00:24:49.010 --> 00:24:49.210
  • Whether we're gonna learn
  • 00:24:49.210 --> 00:24:50.080
  • from it.
  • 00:24:50.080 --> 00:24:50.260
  • Whether we're gonna allow
  • 00:24:50.260 --> 00:24:51.240
  • God to transform
  • 00:24:51.240 --> 00:24:52.230
  • our pain into power.
  • 00:24:52.230 --> 00:24:54.150
  • That's what makes
  • 00:24:54.150 --> 00:24:55.280
  • the difference going forward.
  • 00:24:55.280 --> 00:24:57.080
  • I know you know
  • 00:24:57.080 --> 00:24:57.250
  • that but I just wanted
  • 00:24:57.250 --> 00:24:58.190
  • to remind you today
  • 00:24:58.190 --> 00:24:59.170
  • that God is currently
  • 00:24:59.170 --> 00:25:00.180
  • and actively working
  • 00:25:00.180 --> 00:25:02.040
  • in your life.
  • 00:25:02.040 --> 00:25:03.270
  • As one year ends
  • 00:25:03.270 --> 00:25:05.030
  • and another is about
  • 00:25:05.030 --> 00:25:06.150
  • to begin would you consider
  • 00:25:06.150 --> 00:25:08.010
  • with this ministry financially?
  • 00:25:09.140 --> 00:25:11.200
  • I don't think
  • 00:25:11.200 --> 00:25:12.020
  • there's anything better
  • 00:25:12.020 --> 00:25:12.270
  • you can do to set your life
  • 00:25:12.270 --> 00:25:14.210
  • on the right track
  • 00:25:14.210 --> 00:25:15.210
  • than opening your heart
  • 00:25:15.210 --> 00:25:16.290
  • in the way of generosity.
  • 00:25:16.290 --> 00:25:18.140
  • There's just something about it
  • 00:25:18.140 --> 00:25:19.290
  • when you say God,
  • 00:25:19.290 --> 00:25:20.250
  • I'm gonna support the gospel.
  • 00:25:20.250 --> 00:25:22.050
  • I'm gonna support ministry.
  • 00:25:22.050 --> 00:25:25.000
  • That really invites
  • 00:25:25.000 --> 00:25:26.120
  • the blessing of God
  • 00:25:26.120 --> 00:25:27.100
  • on your life.
  • 00:25:27.100 --> 00:25:28.170
  • So today if you'd like
  • 00:25:28.170 --> 00:25:30.020
  • to make a gift, go online,
  • 00:25:30.020 --> 00:25:31.110
  • you can also get
  • 00:25:31.110 --> 00:25:32.040
  • today's teaching,
  • 00:25:32.040 --> 00:25:32.270
  • "I'm Glad it Happened".
  • 00:25:32.270 --> 00:25:33.230
  • Watch the full message
  • 00:25:33.230 --> 00:25:35.000
  • over and over again.
  • 00:25:35.000 --> 00:25:36.040
  • I promise you,
  • 00:25:36.040 --> 00:25:36.210
  • it's one you'll wanna revisit.
  • 00:25:36.210 --> 00:25:38.260
  • So, let them know
  • 00:25:38.260 --> 00:25:39.200
  • you'd like to receive
  • 00:25:39.200 --> 00:25:40.140
  • that teaching when you call.
  • 00:25:40.140 --> 00:25:42.110
  • Thank you for standing with us
  • 00:25:42.110 --> 00:25:43.170
  • as we preach about Jesus
  • 00:25:43.170 --> 00:25:45.030
  • to a world
  • 00:25:45.030 --> 00:25:45.250
  • who really needs him.
  • 00:25:45.250 --> 00:25:47.220
  • So many times when I hear
  • 00:25:47.220 --> 00:25:49.200
  • from people they say:
  • 00:25:49.200 --> 00:25:50.220
  • You made such a difference
  • 00:25:50.220 --> 00:25:51.210
  • in my life.
  • 00:25:51.210 --> 00:25:52.150
  • And I wanna say:
  • 00:25:52.150 --> 00:25:53.020
  • It wasn't me.
  • 00:25:53.020 --> 00:25:54.200
  • It was so many thousands
  • 00:25:54.200 --> 00:25:55.280
  • of people around the world
  • 00:25:55.280 --> 00:25:57.030
  • who faithfully give.
  • 00:25:57.030 --> 00:25:58.100
  • I wanna thank our partners
  • 00:25:58.100 --> 00:25:59.210
  • and invite you
  • 00:25:59.210 --> 00:26:01.010
  • into this partnership today.
  • 00:26:01.010 --> 00:26:02.030
  • I know you'll be blessed
  • 00:26:02.030 --> 00:26:02.250
  • as you give.
  • 00:26:02.250 --> 00:26:04.000
  • Let us hear from you today
  • 00:26:04.000 --> 00:26:05.040
  • online or call us right now.
  • 00:26:05.040 --> 00:26:07.040
  • - When my mind says
  • 00:26:08.200 --> 00:26:10.020
  • I'm not good enough
  • 00:26:10.020 --> 00:26:13.000
  • God you're enough for me
  • 00:26:14.200 --> 00:26:17.200
  • I've decided
  • 00:26:17.200 --> 00:26:19.110
  • I'm not giving up
  • 00:26:19.180 --> 00:26:22.180
  • 'Cause You won't give up
  • 00:26:22.180 --> 00:26:23.140
  • on me
  • 00:26:23.140 --> 00:26:24.210
  • You won't give up on me
  • 00:26:24.210 --> 00:26:27.050
  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:26:27.050 --> 00:26:29.050
  • And it won't let go
  • 00:26:29.050 --> 00:26:31.200
  • I feel it
  • 00:26:31.200 --> 00:26:32.160
  • breaking out
  • 00:26:32.160 --> 00:26:33.230
  • Like an echo
  • 00:26:33.230 --> 00:26:36.100
  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:26:36.100 --> 00:26:38.100
  • And it won't let go, no
  • 00:26:38.100 --> 00:26:41.020
  • I feel it breaking out
  • 00:26:41.020 --> 00:26:43.010
  • Breaking out
  • 00:26:43.010 --> 00:26:44.070
  • Hey
  • 00:26:44.070 --> 00:26:45.150
  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:26:45.150 --> 00:26:47.120
  • And it won't let go
  • 00:26:47.120 --> 00:26:50.050
  • I feel it breaking out
  • 00:26:50.050 --> 00:26:52.050
  • Like an echo
  • 00:26:52.050 --> 00:26:54.230
  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:26:54.230 --> 00:26:56.150
  • And it won't let go, no
  • 00:26:56.150 --> 00:26:59.130
  • I feel it breaking out
  • 00:26:59.130 --> 00:27:01.140
  • Like an echo
  • 00:27:01.140 --> 00:27:03.090
  • Echo in my soul
  • 00:27:05.280 --> 00:27:08.280
  • Soul
  • 00:27:10.140 --> 00:27:13.140
  • In my soul
  • 00:27:15.050 --> 00:27:18.050