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The Movie in My Mind Part 2

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June 24, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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The Movie in My Mind Part 2

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  • - Came to talk to you
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  • about the movie in your mind.
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  • Your expectations.
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  • My expectations of how life
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  • is supposed to be.
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  • The movie that God is making
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  • is way better than the one
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  • that you've scripted.
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  • You don't have to live in regret
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  • even about mistakes you made
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  • 'cause this is not your chair.
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  • If I know who made the movie
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  • I know how this ends.
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  • I declare in the name
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  • of Jesus today,
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  • your movie
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  • doesn't end like this.
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  • Your movie does not end in shame
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  • and your movie
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  • - I wanna use
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  • for a sermon title today
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  • "The Movie in My Mind".
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  • Have you been to this movie
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  • in the theater of your own
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  • anxious imagination?
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  • I wanna give you five things
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  • today that will help those
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  • of you who feel distracted.
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  • The literal meaning
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  • of distracted is pulled apart.
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  • What a great picture.
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  • Is that inside each mind
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  • that is trying to listen
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  • to me today is a series
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  • of priorities trying to pull you
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  • in different directions.
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  • Manipulation is when I start
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  • holding the responsibility
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  • that God has given me
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  • rightfully too tightly.
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  • When I care about something
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  • and instead of caring about it
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  • and caring for it
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  • or caring about someone,
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  • I can easily find
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  • myself beginning
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  • to try to control something
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  • that God has called me
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  • to care about.
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  • This is the second attitude
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  • that I see
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  • is the spirit of obligation.
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  • I think the spirit of obligation
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  • is the enemy of joy.
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  • What happens naturally
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  • is that things
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  • that used to feel like
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  • a great opportunity
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  • start to feel
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  • like an obligation.
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  • But the moment I start
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  • feeling the pressure
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  • I have to remember the privilege
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  • that I don't gotta do it.
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  • I get to do it.
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  • This is a privilege
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  • people of God.
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  • But I wonder if you are a victim
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  • of your own decisions.
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  • Look at the text.
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  • It says a woman named Martha.
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  • Look at it.
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  • A woman named Martha
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  • opened her home to him.
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  • So look at your neighbor.
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  • I don't understand people
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  • who come to church
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  • and look at their watch
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  • It was your idea to come.
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  • This was your idea.
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  • Have you been complaining
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  • about the schedule
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  • that you made?
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  • You said yes to all this stuff.
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  • You're the one
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  • Then we run around
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  • and we want other people
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  • to start treating
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  • our bad decisions
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  • like their urgent priorities.
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  • Martha, Martha.
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  • Why did he say it twice?
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  • To get her attention.
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  • She's running around.
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  • You know she's making noise
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  • in the kitchen to let
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  • everybody else know.
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  • 'Cause look, Mary is at
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  • the feet of Jesus.
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  • Here I am to worship.
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  • Martha's like here
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  • I'm in the kitchen
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  • slaving over
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  • these dishes.
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  • Jesus!
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  • [Laughter]
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  • Martha!
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  • Martha!
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  • This is just for
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  • the Lake Norman campus.
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  • Martha.
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  • Martha.
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  • Everybody say, Martha.
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  • I'm talking to the Martha in me.
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  • I'm talking
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  • to that mindset in me,
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  • that victim mentality in me.
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  • She starts as the judge
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  • and she ends up as the victim.
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  • Comparison will always
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  • kill contentment.
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  • She has no peace
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  • and that's what bothers Jesus.
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  • Martha I can't wait to taste
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  • your Brussels sprouts.
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  • You make the best Brussels
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  • sprouts in Bethany.
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  • I love that bacon that you put
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  • in your Brussels sprouts.
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  • It's delicious.
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  • Well, Jesus is Jewish.
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  • We'll take that bacon part out.
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  • But now look.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • She was distracted, anxious,
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  • split, worried, and upset.
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  • That's the problem.
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  • It's that she is interpreting.
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  • This is the fourth one.
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  • Interpretation.
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  • The movie in my mind
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  • is a foreign film.
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  • I start interpreting things
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  • to mean what I think they mean.
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  • I start interpreting the fact
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  • that people didn't check on me
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  • to mean that they don't
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  • care about me.
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  • This is what happens to Martha.
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  • When you have no margin
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  • and when you are operating
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  • trying to control things
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  • and manipulate things.
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  • You have to do it.
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  • You just gotta get it done.
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  • You no longer get a sense
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  • of get to but it's got to.
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  • Get to's become got to's.
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  • It happens all the time.
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  • It happens all the time.
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  • It doesn't make you
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  • a bad person.
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  • It just means Martha
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  • needs to sit down.
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  • Martha, the victim,
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  • the one who owned the home
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  • became a prisoner
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  • in her own idea,
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  • in her own mind.
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  • The movie is in her mind.
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  • It's not my life
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  • that's making me crazy.
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  • It's my movie.
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  • [Applause]
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  • I feel the Holy Ghost.
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  • I said I feel the Holy Ghost.
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  • It's not my life.
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  • It's my mind.
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  • Look what she says to Jesus.
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  • She says "Lord...
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  • This is verse 4.
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  • "...don't you care?"
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  • Jesus is like not really.
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  • I care about you
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  • but I don't care about
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  • You've got too many things
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  • on your mind
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  • that you think matter.
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  • You've got too many things
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  • on your list
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  • that you think you can't live
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  • without so your kids
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  • can't go to --
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  • What's a grocery store?
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  • Give me a grocery store.
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  • [Indistinct chatter]
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  • say Whole Foods.
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  • Let's use Publix.
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  • Now they can't ride
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  • to Publix without a DVD.
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  • It's 12 minutes
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  • and we can't go 12 minutes
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  • without a movie in the backseat.
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  • Do you know how long
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  • I had to ride in silence
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  • after the batteries
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  • on my walkman died
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  • and now you need a movie
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  • just to get down the street?
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  • The Devil is a liar.
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  • Sit and think about something
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  • and pray to Jesus
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  • and sing a song.
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  • [Applause]
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  • Need too much.
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  • [Applause]
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  • I don't care.
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  • Say it.
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  • I don't care.
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  • I don't care about what you care
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  • about Jesus said.
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  • I don't care.
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  • Lord, don't you care?
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  • She interprets the fact
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  • that he is not doing
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  • what she wants him to do
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  • as a sign that he does not
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  • care about her.
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  • Nothing could be farther
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  • from the truth.
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  • I care more about you Martha
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  • than you care about you.
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  • That's why I wish you would
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  • just be here with me.
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  • I feel it.
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  • I feel the resistance.
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  • 'Cause you're like
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  • yeah but like OK traffic,
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  • just put my mother
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  • in a nursing home,
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  • kinda hard.
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  • [Indiscernible]
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  • needs happen.
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  • You think they're two
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  • different things.
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  • I did too.
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  • I thought Jesus was contrasting
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  • in this passage
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  • work and worship.
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  • I thought he was saying
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  • that worship is better
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  • than work.
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  • But I read it over
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  • I thought that can't be right.
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  • Because all throughout
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  • the scripture --
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  • Like Paul says one time.
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  • He says offer yourselves
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  • as a living sacrifice
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  • in everything that you do.
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  • Holy and acceptable to God.
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  • This is your spiritual act
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  • of worship.
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  • It's not some lipservice thing
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  • or some little song
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  • or some little section
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  • or some little Sunday thing.
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  • It's a lifestyle.
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  • So if that is the case,
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  • It's not work and worship.
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  • Really, Jesus wants me
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  • to get to the place
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  • where I can't tell
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  • the difference between the two.
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  • [Applause]
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  • This does not mean
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  • that you go around singing
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  • "Breakthrough is Coming"
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  • at the bank.
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  • That's not what
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  • I'm talking about.
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  • That's why I like
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  • the video Ellie sent.
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  • She was interning this summer.
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  • She's been in
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  • the church forever.
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  • But she caught this on video.
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  • The interns were serving
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  • at our staff advance.
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  • And they're getting ready
  • 00:09:05.100 --> 00:09:06.000
  • to tear down and the presence
  • 00:09:06.000 --> 00:09:08.130
  • of God hit in the auditorium
  • 00:09:08.130 --> 00:09:10.260
  • but they weren't in there.
  • 00:09:10.260 --> 00:09:12.080
  • They were getting ready
  • 00:09:12.080 --> 00:09:12.270
  • to mop floors and sweep floors
  • 00:09:12.270 --> 00:09:14.240
  • and move tables
  • 00:09:14.240 --> 00:09:15.200
  • and move chairs
  • 00:09:15.200 --> 00:09:16.200
  • and rearrange
  • 00:09:16.200 --> 00:09:17.150
  • and do all the work stuff.
  • 00:09:17.150 --> 00:09:20.090
  • But in the middle
  • 00:09:20.090 --> 00:09:20.290
  • of work worship broke out.
  • 00:09:21.160 --> 00:09:24.160
  • There was a monitor
  • 00:09:24.160 --> 00:09:26.050
  • and one girl
  • 00:09:26.050 --> 00:09:27.230
  • started headbanging.
  • 00:09:27.230 --> 00:09:28.100
  • You see her.
  • 00:09:28.100 --> 00:09:29.090
  • One dude was on his knees.
  • 00:09:29.090 --> 00:09:31.230
  • Somebody else
  • 00:09:31.230 --> 00:09:33.160
  • had their hands lifted.
  • 00:09:33.160 --> 00:09:34.070
  • A white guy is clapping
  • 00:09:34.070 --> 00:09:35.050
  • on the wrong beat.
  • 00:09:35.050 --> 00:09:36.240
  • It's a very normal scene
  • 00:09:36.240 --> 00:09:39.080
  • but what happened next
  • 00:09:39.080 --> 00:09:40.090
  • is what I wanted to tell you.
  • 00:09:40.090 --> 00:09:41.070
  • Take it down.
  • 00:09:41.070 --> 00:09:42.090
  • Then they went and mopped.
  • 00:09:42.090 --> 00:09:44.210
  • Then they went and swept.
  • 00:09:44.210 --> 00:09:47.180
  • Then they went and worked
  • 00:09:47.180 --> 00:09:49.230
  • after they worshipped.
  • 00:09:49.230 --> 00:09:52.180
  • [Applause]
  • 00:09:52.180 --> 00:09:54.110
  • So the strategy is this.
  • 00:09:54.200 --> 00:09:57.200
  • God wants me to give
  • 00:09:57.200 --> 00:09:59.130
  • but I gotta get filled first.
  • 00:09:59.270 --> 00:10:02.270
  • If I don't get filled first
  • 00:10:02.270 --> 00:10:04.260
  • I will be ministering
  • 00:10:04.260 --> 00:10:06.070
  • and living out of emptiness.
  • 00:10:06.170 --> 00:10:09.170
  • When I'm living out
  • 00:10:09.170 --> 00:10:10.290
  • of emptiness I'm divided.
  • 00:10:10.290 --> 00:10:12.070
  • I'm distracted.
  • 00:10:12.070 --> 00:10:13.260
  • I'm needy and I'm living my life
  • 00:10:16.180 --> 00:10:19.180
  • at the level of what I expected.
  • 00:10:23.280 --> 00:10:26.280
  • That's the final element
  • 00:10:26.280 --> 00:10:27.250
  • of this passage
  • 00:10:27.250 --> 00:10:29.170
  • that I wanna mention.
  • 00:10:29.170 --> 00:10:30.220
  • It's expectation.
  • 00:10:32.190 --> 00:10:35.190
  • Because as we think about
  • 00:10:35.210 --> 00:10:38.210
  • the movie in our minds
  • 00:10:38.210 --> 00:10:41.040
  • and we spell the word movie now
  • 00:10:41.040 --> 00:10:44.010
  • with these different attitudes
  • 00:10:44.010 --> 00:10:44.240
  • in this passage to realize
  • 00:10:44.240 --> 00:10:46.040
  • that it's not what's happening
  • 00:10:46.040 --> 00:10:48.110
  • in our lives.
  • 00:10:48.110 --> 00:10:50.130
  • A lot of times
  • 00:10:50.130 --> 00:10:51.000
  • it's what's happening
  • 00:10:51.000 --> 00:10:53.030
  • in our lives
  • 00:10:53.030 --> 00:10:53.260
  • compared to the way
  • 00:10:53.260 --> 00:10:54.260
  • we scripted it
  • 00:10:54.260 --> 00:10:55.150
  • in our minds.
  • 00:10:55.170 --> 00:10:58.170
  • Martha.
  • 00:10:58.170 --> 00:11:01.000
  • Martha.
  • 00:11:01.000 --> 00:11:03.260
  • I know you expected
  • 00:11:03.260 --> 00:11:05.060
  • Mary to help
  • 00:11:05.060 --> 00:11:07.130
  • and I know you expected me
  • 00:11:07.130 --> 00:11:08.210
  • to make Mary help
  • 00:11:08.210 --> 00:11:11.020
  • You're in the right place.
  • 00:11:12.260 --> 00:11:14.270
  • She's sitting
  • 00:11:14.270 --> 00:11:15.150
  • at the Lord's feet doing what?
  • 00:11:15.150 --> 00:11:17.250
  • Listening.
  • 00:11:17.250 --> 00:11:19.200
  • You can't interpret
  • 00:11:19.200 --> 00:11:20.190
  • what God is doing
  • 00:11:20.190 --> 00:11:21.180
  • if you never stop talking.
  • 00:11:23.250 --> 00:11:26.250
  • And listen.
  • 00:11:26.250 --> 00:11:28.210
  • And listen.
  • 00:11:28.210 --> 00:11:30.220
  • What does He want to do?
  • 00:11:30.220 --> 00:11:33.070
  • Jesus, what do you want?
  • 00:11:33.070 --> 00:11:35.210
  • That's what I need to ask.
  • 00:11:35.210 --> 00:11:37.250
  • God what are you doing
  • 00:11:37.250 --> 00:11:38.140
  • in this moment?
  • 00:11:38.140 --> 00:11:39.270
  • What's important right now?
  • 00:11:39.270 --> 00:11:42.130
  • The contrast is not between
  • 00:11:42.130 --> 00:11:43.130
  • work and worship.
  • 00:11:43.130 --> 00:11:45.250
  • The contrast is between
  • 00:11:45.250 --> 00:11:47.180
  • many and one.
  • 00:11:49.130 --> 00:11:52.130
  • Jesus said Martha
  • 00:11:52.130 --> 00:11:53.220
  • about many things.
  • 00:11:54.090 --> 00:11:57.040
  • You're doing too much.
  • 00:11:57.040 --> 00:11:59.140
  • You're being extra
  • 00:11:59.140 --> 00:12:00.060
  • right now Martha.
  • 00:12:01.000 --> 00:12:04.000
  • Only one thing
  • 00:12:04.000 --> 00:12:04.150
  • is needed right now.
  • 00:12:04.150 --> 00:12:05.250
  • There is only ever one thing
  • 00:12:05.250 --> 00:12:07.010
  • needed in any given point
  • 00:12:07.010 --> 00:12:08.010
  • in time and wisdom
  • 00:12:08.010 --> 00:12:08.220
  • is discerning that.
  • 00:12:08.220 --> 00:12:10.110
  • But to discern that let me
  • 00:12:10.110 --> 00:12:11.120
  • show you what you can't do.
  • 00:12:11.120 --> 00:12:13.060
  • Bring me my chair.
  • 00:12:13.280 --> 00:12:16.280
  • Thank you.
  • 00:12:16.280 --> 00:12:18.020
  • Just put it right there
  • 00:12:18.020 --> 00:12:18.240
  • on that spot.
  • 00:12:18.240 --> 00:12:20.260
  • I wanna show you where Martha
  • 00:12:20.260 --> 00:12:22.050
  • was sitting when --
  • 00:12:22.050 --> 00:12:23.100
  • Thank you.
  • 00:12:23.100 --> 00:12:24.120
  • Appreciate that.
  • 00:12:24.120 --> 00:12:25.280
  • I know you didn't have to do it
  • 00:12:25.280 --> 00:12:26.280
  • but you wanted to.
  • 00:12:26.280 --> 00:12:27.230
  • I appreciate it.
  • 00:12:27.230 --> 00:12:28.180
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:12:29.290 --> 00:12:32.290
  • 'Cause in Martha's mind
  • 00:12:32.290 --> 00:12:35.110
  • she was directing the movie.
  • 00:12:37.240 --> 00:12:40.240
  • In reality
  • 00:12:40.240 --> 00:12:41.110
  • she was just an extra.
  • 00:12:44.070 --> 00:12:47.070
  • Let me break this down
  • 00:12:47.070 --> 00:12:48.010
  • and then we'll go
  • 00:12:48.010 --> 00:12:50.010
  • and get distracted
  • 00:12:50.010 --> 00:12:50.260
  • and we'll get back
  • 00:12:50.260 --> 00:12:51.120
  • in our crazy lives
  • 00:12:51.120 --> 00:12:52.160
  • and get back in our crazy minds
  • 00:12:52.160 --> 00:12:54.020
  • and worry about stupid stuff.
  • 00:12:54.020 --> 00:12:55.100
  • But for just a moment
  • 00:12:55.100 --> 00:12:57.040
  • while we're here right now
  • 00:12:58.130 --> 00:13:01.150
  • I want us to think about
  • 00:13:01.150 --> 00:13:03.150
  • the inclusion
  • 00:13:03.150 --> 00:13:05.080
  • of this seemingly
  • 00:13:05.080 --> 00:13:06.020
  • insignificant story
  • 00:13:06.020 --> 00:13:07.140
  • in the Bible about
  • 00:13:07.140 --> 00:13:09.050
  • two women fighting.
  • 00:13:09.050 --> 00:13:11.110
  • Woah.
  • 00:13:11.110 --> 00:13:12.080
  • Call Hollywood.
  • 00:13:12.080 --> 00:13:13.110
  • That's gonna make
  • 00:13:13.110 --> 00:13:13.240
  • an original script.
  • 00:13:13.240 --> 00:13:14.200
  • No.
  • 00:13:14.200 --> 00:13:15.020
  • No.
  • 00:13:15.020 --> 00:13:16.100
  • This is just one scene
  • 00:13:16.100 --> 00:13:17.210
  • because a little bit later
  • 00:13:18.120 --> 00:13:21.120
  • Mary and Martha
  • 00:13:21.120 --> 00:13:23.060
  • will call on Jesus
  • 00:13:23.060 --> 00:13:25.090
  • to come back to Bethany.
  • 00:13:25.090 --> 00:13:27.130
  • You know, the story here
  • 00:13:27.130 --> 00:13:28.140
  • doesn't have, like, an ending.
  • 00:13:28.140 --> 00:13:29.220
  • 'Cause I would love to see
  • 00:13:29.220 --> 00:13:30.190
  • what Martha said back to Jesus.
  • 00:13:30.190 --> 00:13:33.150
  • I think that one
  • 00:13:33.150 --> 00:13:34.240
  • didn't make the cut.
  • 00:13:34.240 --> 00:13:35.280
  • I don't know what it was rated.
  • 00:13:35.280 --> 00:13:38.010
  • I don't know what she said back.
  • 00:13:38.010 --> 00:13:39.250
  • I can picture Martha.
  • 00:13:39.250 --> 00:13:42.060
  • I can picture Martha.
  • 00:13:42.060 --> 00:13:43.190
  • Well while you and Mary sit
  • 00:13:44.060 --> 00:13:47.060
  • and sing I'ma go back in here
  • 00:13:47.060 --> 00:13:49.010
  • and flip these burgers
  • 00:13:49.010 --> 00:13:51.050
  • and I'll let y'all know when --
  • 00:13:51.050 --> 00:13:52.080
  • But see, Martha didn't learn
  • 00:13:52.080 --> 00:13:53.200
  • it right away.
  • 00:13:53.200 --> 00:13:54.280
  • We usually don't.
  • 00:13:54.280 --> 00:13:55.290
  • Because when Mary and Martha
  • 00:13:55.290 --> 00:13:58.010
  • sent for Jesus to come
  • 00:13:58.010 --> 00:13:59.150
  • and heal their brother Lazarus,
  • 00:13:59.150 --> 00:14:00.140
  • 'cause he was very sick,
  • 00:14:00.140 --> 00:14:03.080
  • Jesus didn't show up
  • 00:14:03.080 --> 00:14:05.110
  • and deliver his lines
  • 00:14:05.110 --> 00:14:07.100
  • according to their script.
  • 00:14:10.110 --> 00:14:13.110
  • So, Martha hears Lazarus sick
  • 00:14:13.110 --> 00:14:15.170
  • she's like lights,
  • 00:14:15.170 --> 00:14:16.270
  • camera, Jesus.
  • 00:14:16.270 --> 00:14:19.050
  • Get here.
  • 00:14:19.050 --> 00:14:20.190
  • Jesus like uh uh.
  • 00:14:20.190 --> 00:14:22.050
  • I'm not gonna make
  • 00:14:22.050 --> 00:14:22.200
  • your casting call today.
  • 00:14:22.200 --> 00:14:25.150
  • I'ma show up a little late
  • 00:14:25.150 --> 00:14:28.090
  • a different script.
  • 00:14:31.000 --> 00:14:34.000
  • In your script you expect me
  • 00:14:34.000 --> 00:14:36.160
  • to show up
  • 00:14:36.160 --> 00:14:36.290
  • and heal your brother.
  • 00:14:36.290 --> 00:14:38.270
  • In your mind, in your movie
  • 00:14:38.270 --> 00:14:40.190
  • in your mind, I show up.
  • 00:14:40.190 --> 00:14:42.060
  • I heal.
  • 00:14:42.060 --> 00:14:43.070
  • I say my line be healed.
  • 00:14:43.070 --> 00:14:45.020
  • I say my line you get married
  • 00:14:45.020 --> 00:14:46.070
  • by age 23.
  • 00:14:46.070 --> 00:14:47.230
  • I say my line.
  • 00:14:47.230 --> 00:14:48.220
  • You and your husband
  • 00:14:48.220 --> 00:14:49.180
  • are married, happily ever after.
  • 00:14:49.180 --> 00:14:50.230
  • I say my line.
  • 00:14:50.230 --> 00:14:51.240
  • Everything works out.
  • 00:14:51.240 --> 00:14:52.220
  • You get the job.
  • 00:14:53.190 --> 00:14:54.090
  • It works out just like
  • 00:14:55.040 --> 00:14:56.070
  • you want it.
  • 00:14:56.070 --> 00:14:56.250
  • I say my line.
  • 00:14:56.250 --> 00:14:57.160
  • You get the house.
  • 00:14:57.160 --> 00:14:58.080
  • I say my line.
  • 00:14:58.080 --> 00:14:59.060
  • You finish college.
  • 00:14:59.060 --> 00:15:00.130
  • I say my line
  • 00:15:00.130 --> 00:15:01.070
  • and your sister is healed.
  • 00:15:01.070 --> 00:15:03.050
  • Your brother is healed.
  • 00:15:03.050 --> 00:15:04.020
  • But I'm not gonna say my line.
  • 00:15:04.020 --> 00:15:05.210
  • I have something else
  • 00:15:05.210 --> 00:15:06.070
  • in mind this time.
  • 00:15:06.070 --> 00:15:07.190
  • I'm working from
  • 00:15:07.190 --> 00:15:08.040
  • a different script.
  • 00:15:08.250 --> 00:15:11.250
  • The Bible says that when Jesus
  • 00:15:11.250 --> 00:15:13.150
  • that Martha heard, John 11:20,
  • 00:15:17.040 --> 00:15:20.040
  • that Jesus was coming.
  • 00:15:20.040 --> 00:15:22.180
  • I love this contrast.
  • 00:15:22.180 --> 00:15:24.230
  • She went out to meet him
  • 00:15:24.230 --> 00:15:27.070
  • but Mary stayed at home.
  • 00:15:27.210 --> 00:15:30.210
  • Her hand was on her hip
  • 00:15:30.280 --> 00:15:33.280
  • waiting at the road
  • 00:15:33.280 --> 00:15:34.280
  • for this Rabbi
  • 00:15:34.280 --> 00:15:37.170
  • who came and ate my food
  • 00:15:37.170 --> 00:15:40.030
  • but didn't show up
  • 00:15:40.030 --> 00:15:40.210
  • to heal my brother.
  • 00:15:40.210 --> 00:15:43.120
  • While her hand was on her hip,
  • 00:15:43.120 --> 00:15:44.180
  • Mary's head was on her pillow.
  • 00:15:44.180 --> 00:15:46.000
  • Mary's not even out the bed.
  • 00:15:46.000 --> 00:15:47.050
  • Mary's still crying.
  • 00:15:48.150 --> 00:15:51.150
  • Mary shows up and tells Jesus
  • 00:15:53.050 --> 00:15:56.050
  • you're not very good at this.
  • 00:15:56.050 --> 00:15:58.230
  • Lord, if you had been here
  • 00:15:58.230 --> 00:16:01.140
  • my brother would not have died.
  • 00:16:01.140 --> 00:16:03.270
  • Didn't you get the script?
  • 00:16:03.270 --> 00:16:05.220
  • You were supposed to be here
  • 00:16:05.220 --> 00:16:07.240
  • at least four days ago.
  • 00:16:07.240 --> 00:16:09.280
  • Here you are now late
  • 00:16:09.280 --> 00:16:11.160
  • and I expected you then
  • 00:16:11.160 --> 00:16:13.190
  • and you just show up now.
  • 00:16:13.190 --> 00:16:15.160
  • But I know, verse 22,
  • 00:16:15.160 --> 00:16:17.110
  • that even now God will give you
  • 00:16:17.110 --> 00:16:18.260
  • whatever you ask.
  • 00:16:18.260 --> 00:16:19.270
  • She's still trying
  • 00:16:19.270 --> 00:16:20.140
  • to work Jesus.
  • 00:16:20.210 --> 00:16:23.210
  • You know.
  • 00:16:23.210 --> 00:16:24.090
  • Like, Holly when I start
  • 00:16:24.090 --> 00:16:25.120
  • taking groceries in
  • 00:16:25.120 --> 00:16:26.170
  • she's like you're so strong.
  • 00:16:26.170 --> 00:16:28.220
  • How do you carry so many bags?
  • 00:16:28.220 --> 00:16:31.070
  • That's amazing.
  • 00:16:31.070 --> 00:16:32.020
  • I'm not very smart.
  • 00:16:32.020 --> 00:16:33.010
  • It works on me.
  • 00:16:33.010 --> 00:16:34.060
  • But Jesus will not
  • 00:16:34.060 --> 00:16:34.260
  • be manipulated.
  • 00:16:34.260 --> 00:16:37.210
  • Jesus said to her your brother
  • 00:16:37.210 --> 00:16:38.250
  • will rise again.
  • 00:16:38.250 --> 00:16:39.220
  • Watch her.
  • 00:16:39.220 --> 00:16:40.060
  • She's got a script.
  • 00:16:40.060 --> 00:16:41.040
  • Yeah, I know.
  • 00:16:41.040 --> 00:16:42.040
  • He'll rise again
  • 00:16:42.040 --> 00:16:42.220
  • at the resurrection
  • 00:16:42.220 --> 00:16:43.060
  • at the last day.
  • 00:16:43.060 --> 00:16:43.250
  • I already read that part 'cause
  • 00:16:43.250 --> 00:16:44.180
  • I wrote the script
  • 00:16:44.180 --> 00:16:45.080
  • 'cause this is my movie.
  • 00:16:45.080 --> 00:16:46.250
  • I know what's supposed
  • 00:16:46.250 --> 00:16:47.130
  • to happen.
  • 00:16:47.130 --> 00:16:48.010
  • This is my life.
  • 00:16:48.010 --> 00:16:49.000
  • Mary's supposed to help
  • 00:16:49.000 --> 00:16:50.060
  • and you're supposed to heal
  • 00:16:50.060 --> 00:16:51.150
  • and I know how this goes.
  • 00:16:51.150 --> 00:16:53.070
  • Jesus said to her I am
  • 00:16:55.070 --> 00:16:58.070
  • the resurrection and the life.
  • 00:16:58.180 --> 00:17:01.200
  • The one who believes in me
  • 00:17:01.200 --> 00:17:02.270
  • will live even though they died.
  • 00:17:02.270 --> 00:17:05.240
  • So Mary scripted a healing.
  • 00:17:06.280 --> 00:17:09.280
  • Martha scripted a healing.
  • 00:17:10.030 --> 00:17:13.030
  • Jesus flipped the script
  • 00:17:13.030 --> 00:17:15.140
  • and gave them something greater
  • 00:17:15.140 --> 00:17:18.090
  • than they could know
  • 00:17:18.090 --> 00:17:19.200
  • to expect or request or guess.
  • 00:17:22.290 --> 00:17:25.290
  • Y'all aren't happy about it.
  • 00:17:25.290 --> 00:17:28.240
  • You aren't happy about the fact
  • 00:17:28.240 --> 00:17:30.070
  • that you don't have
  • 00:17:30.070 --> 00:17:31.050
  • to direct this movie.
  • 00:17:31.050 --> 00:17:32.220
  • You don't have to make
  • 00:17:32.220 --> 00:17:33.150
  • the movie.
  • 00:17:33.150 --> 00:17:34.160
  • You don't have
  • 00:17:34.160 --> 00:17:34.290
  • to figure out how it ends.
  • 00:17:34.290 --> 00:17:37.090
  • You remember
  • 00:17:37.090 --> 00:17:37.200
  • when we were watching
  • 00:17:37.200 --> 00:17:38.080
  • that Quentin Tarantino movie?
  • 00:17:38.080 --> 00:17:41.010
  • The edited version.
  • 00:17:41.010 --> 00:17:41.280
  • Holly?
  • 00:17:41.280 --> 00:17:43.050
  • And it was looking like
  • 00:17:43.050 --> 00:17:45.020
  • it was gonna be a certain ending
  • 00:17:45.020 --> 00:17:46.260
  • and you asked me who made
  • 00:17:46.260 --> 00:17:48.020
  • this movie again?
  • 00:17:48.020 --> 00:17:49.060
  • And when I told you who made it
  • 00:17:49.060 --> 00:17:50.210
  • you said oh I know
  • 00:17:50.210 --> 00:17:51.090
  • how this ends.
  • 00:17:51.090 --> 00:17:52.280
  • 'Cause if I know who made it --
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  • [Applause]
  • 00:17:56.140 --> 00:17:58.290
  • I said if I know who made it --
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  • [Applause]
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  • If I know who made
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  • the movie I know how this ends.
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  • I declare in the name
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  • of Jesus today,
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  • your movie
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  • doesn't end like this.
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  • Your movie does not end in shame
  • 00:18:14.190 --> 00:18:17.140
  • and your movie
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  • does not end in disgrace.
  • 00:18:18.030 --> 00:18:20.220
  • [Applause]
  • 00:18:20.230 --> 00:18:23.230
  • But Martha,
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  • for Jesus to do
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  • what he wants to do
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  • you're gonna have to stop
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  • being the director.
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  • You're gonna have to sit
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  • like this sometimes.
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  • Like Mary.
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  • [Applause]
  • 00:18:46.070 --> 00:18:49.070
  • I think there's a Mary
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  • in all of us that knows
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  • where to sit
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  • and knows what's important
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  • and that knows
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  • how to walk in step
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  • with the Holy Spirit.
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  • I think there's a Martha
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  • in all of us that means well
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  • but tries to do too much.
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  • To have a heart like Mary
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  • in a world like Martha
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  • sometimes you have
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  • Sometimes you'll have
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  • to make decisions
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  • about what's important to you
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  • that won't align
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  • with what seems to be important
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  • to this pill poppin' world.
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  • Sometimes you'll have
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  • to say things about our family
  • 00:19:28.090 --> 00:19:29.230
  • and our commitments
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  • and things that people
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  • will misunderstand.
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  • I'd rather be misunderstood
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  • like Mary than distracted
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  • [Applause]
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  • Came to talk to you
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  • about the movie in your mind.
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  • Your expectations.
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  • My expectations of how life
  • 00:19:54.030 --> 00:19:56.000
  • is supposed to be.
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  • The movie that God is making
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  • is way better than the one
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  • that you've scripted.
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  • I never forget
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  • when the Lord spoke to me.
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  • If I always met
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  • your expectations
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  • I would never be able
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  • to exceed them.
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  • If I always made your movie
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  • I couldn't make mine.
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  • So, Lord, I wanna be busy
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  • like Martha.
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  • 'Cause I need to be about
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  • my Father's business.
  • 00:20:33.240 --> 00:20:36.240
  • But I really want a heart
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  • like Mary that knows
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  • when to sit and listen
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  • and let you do
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  • your job.
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  • Martha.
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  • Martha.
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  • This is not your place.
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  • It's not your place
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  • to judge others.
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  • It's not your place.
  • 00:20:54.210 --> 00:20:55.070
  • You're stressing yourself
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  • out trying to manage
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  • other people's decisions.
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  • Just make your own.
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  • It's enough.
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  • It's enough.
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  • I hope this message
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  • reached the Martha
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  • in every heart today
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  • to just say you're doing
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  • the right things
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  • but you don't have
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  • to do 'em this way.
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  • You don't have to live in regret
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  • even about mistakes you made
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  • 'cause this is not your chair.
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  • You need a new director.
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  • You need a new movie.
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  • Somebody who knows
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  • how the story ends.
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  • Stand to your feet.
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  • this role, for the only one
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  • who knows how the story ends.
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  • Martha -- Oh, I gotta
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  • show you this.
  • 00:21:59.120 --> 00:22:00.070
  • This is so good.
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  • in her last appearance
  • 00:22:05.200 --> 00:22:07.080
  • in scripture look
  • 00:22:07.080 --> 00:22:08.000
  • what she's doing.
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  • This is John 12:1.
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  • Lazarus is up from the dead.
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  • Jesus calls him forth.
  • 00:22:11.160 --> 00:22:12.200
  • Jesus has a better ending
  • 00:22:12.200 --> 00:22:13.240
  • than they could ever have known
  • 00:22:13.240 --> 00:22:14.220
  • to script 'cause He always does.
  • 00:22:14.220 --> 00:22:16.210
  • God's got His hand on your life
  • 00:22:16.210 --> 00:22:17.180
  • too so don't worry
  • 00:22:17.180 --> 00:22:18.130
  • so much about it.
  • 00:22:18.130 --> 00:22:19.120
  • Be still and know
  • 00:22:19.120 --> 00:22:20.050
  • that He is God.
  • 00:22:20.050 --> 00:22:20.290
  • Watch what happened.
  • 00:22:20.290 --> 00:22:21.230
  • They wanted to throw
  • 00:22:21.230 --> 00:22:23.030
  • a little party for Jesus
  • 00:22:23.030 --> 00:22:24.130
  • to thank Him for what
  • 00:22:24.130 --> 00:22:25.080
  • He did for Lazarus.
  • 00:22:25.080 --> 00:22:26.080
  • So six days before
  • 00:22:26.080 --> 00:22:27.050
  • the Passover Jesus came
  • 00:22:27.050 --> 00:22:28.220
  • to Bethany where Lazarus
  • 00:22:28.220 --> 00:22:29.210
  • lived whom Jesus had raised
  • 00:22:29.210 --> 00:22:31.090
  • from the dead.
  • 00:22:31.090 --> 00:22:32.030
  • Watch Martha.
  • 00:22:32.030 --> 00:22:33.040
  • Here a dinner was given
  • 00:22:33.040 --> 00:22:34.110
  • in Jesus' honor.
  • 00:22:34.110 --> 00:22:36.100
  • Martha served.
  • 00:22:39.120 --> 00:22:42.120
  • She gets it now.
  • 00:22:42.230 --> 00:22:45.230
  • She knows her place now.
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  • She's now using her gifts
  • 00:22:49.100 --> 00:22:50.110
  • in the right way.
  • 00:22:50.110 --> 00:22:52.280
  • She's experienced resurrection.
  • 00:22:52.280 --> 00:22:54.160
  • She's experienced
  • 00:22:54.160 --> 00:22:55.010
  • disappointment.
  • 00:22:55.010 --> 00:22:55.280
  • She's submitted her expectations
  • 00:22:55.280 --> 00:22:57.200
  • and surrendered her will.
  • 00:22:57.200 --> 00:23:00.170
  • I wonder what will happen
  • 00:23:00.170 --> 00:23:01.110
  • if we do the same.
  • 00:23:01.110 --> 00:23:03.000
  • Lord, thank you
  • 00:23:03.000 --> 00:23:03.190
  • for your presence
  • 00:23:03.190 --> 00:23:04.020
  • in this place today
  • 00:23:04.020 --> 00:23:04.180
  • and thank you for your Spirit
  • 00:23:04.180 --> 00:23:06.140
  • that is always with us
  • 00:23:06.140 --> 00:23:07.210
  • resting, ruling, reigning,
  • 00:23:07.210 --> 00:23:09.150
  • abiding with us forevermore.
  • 00:23:09.150 --> 00:23:11.090
  • I thank you for these people.
  • 00:23:11.090 --> 00:23:12.160
  • Lift your hands.
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  • All of their burdens
  • 00:23:13.160 --> 00:23:15.000
  • before you we bring.
  • 00:23:15.000 --> 00:23:16.260
  • it's not too much for you.
  • 00:23:17.260 --> 00:23:19.270
  • Nothing is too hard for you.
  • 00:23:19.270 --> 00:23:21.020
  • You are the all-sufficient God.
  • 00:23:21.020 --> 00:23:23.260
  • Whatever season of their life
  • 00:23:23.260 --> 00:23:25.010
  • they currently
  • 00:23:25.010 --> 00:23:25.130
  • find themselves in
  • 00:23:25.130 --> 00:23:26.100
  • and whatever scene of their life
  • 00:23:26.100 --> 00:23:27.030
  • is currently playing out,
  • 00:23:27.030 --> 00:23:28.200
  • you have already known
  • 00:23:28.200 --> 00:23:29.100
  • the end from the beginning.
  • 00:23:29.100 --> 00:23:30.280
  • You are a great God.
  • 00:23:30.280 --> 00:23:33.010
  • Here at your feet today
  • 00:23:33.010 --> 00:23:33.210
  • we submit and surrender
  • 00:23:33.210 --> 00:23:34.250
  • all of our plans,
  • 00:23:34.250 --> 00:23:35.240
  • desires, dreams, hopes,
  • 00:23:35.240 --> 00:23:36.260
  • disappointments,
  • 00:23:36.260 --> 00:23:38.190
  • to worship you.
  • 00:23:41.110 --> 00:23:42.290
  • - A lot of times we hear
  • 00:23:46.010 --> 00:23:46.280
  • a message and it really really
  • 00:23:46.280 --> 00:23:49.030
  • hits home for us.
  • 00:23:49.030 --> 00:23:50.090
  • But we got on to the next thing
  • 00:23:50.090 --> 00:23:52.070
  • and don't really do
  • 00:23:52.070 --> 00:23:53.090
  • anything about it.
  • 00:23:53.090 --> 00:23:54.050
  • So we end up hearing
  • 00:23:54.050 --> 00:23:55.170
  • a lot of good stuff
  • 00:23:55.170 --> 00:23:56.150
  • but it doesn't get deep
  • 00:23:56.150 --> 00:23:57.210
  • in our heart.
  • 00:23:57.210 --> 00:23:58.120
  • That's why I wanna tell you
  • 00:23:58.120 --> 00:23:59.100
  • "Triggered: Taking Back
  • 00:24:01.050 --> 00:24:02.020
  • Your Mind
  • 00:24:02.020 --> 00:24:02.220
  • in the Age of Anxiety."
  • 00:24:02.220 --> 00:24:04.070
  • We all struggle with it
  • 00:24:04.070 --> 00:24:05.200
  • on some level.
  • 00:24:05.200 --> 00:24:07.060
  • Some of us
  • 00:24:07.060 --> 00:24:07.260
  • worry more than others
  • 00:24:07.260 --> 00:24:08.260
  • but I think we could all
  • 00:24:08.260 --> 00:24:09.200
  • use a little help.
  • 00:24:09.200 --> 00:24:10.280
  • Unraveling our emotions
  • 00:24:10.280 --> 00:24:12.080
  • according to God's Word
  • 00:24:12.080 --> 00:24:13.290
  • so that we can take
  • 00:24:13.290 --> 00:24:14.180
  • control of our emotions
  • 00:24:14.180 --> 00:24:15.260
  • by the help of His Spirit.
  • 00:24:15.260 --> 00:24:17.200
  • I want you to call
  • 00:24:17.200 --> 00:24:18.130
  • or go online right now
  • 00:24:18.130 --> 00:24:19.150
  • and when you do
  • 00:24:19.150 --> 00:24:20.260
  • I'm gonna send you
  • 00:24:20.260 --> 00:24:21.150
  • this six-part message series
  • 00:24:21.150 --> 00:24:23.150
  • called "Triggered".
  • 00:24:23.150 --> 00:24:24.170
  • We're gonna talk about not only
  • 00:24:24.170 --> 00:24:25.170
  • what you're struggling with,
  • 00:24:25.170 --> 00:24:27.070
  • everybody can identify
  • 00:24:27.070 --> 00:24:28.130
  • that, but why.
  • 00:24:28.130 --> 00:24:30.160
  • What's at the heart of it?
  • 00:24:30.160 --> 00:24:31.220
  • What's at the root of it?
  • 00:24:31.220 --> 00:24:33.010
  • And, moving forward what am
  • 00:24:33.010 --> 00:24:35.080
  • I going to do differently
  • 00:24:35.080 --> 00:24:36.190
  • so that I can have a clear
  • 00:24:36.190 --> 00:24:37.270
  • sense of purpose that results
  • 00:24:37.270 --> 00:24:39.080
  • in a godly confidence.
  • 00:24:39.080 --> 00:24:40.280
  • I want you to request
  • 00:24:40.280 --> 00:24:41.180
  • this series today.
  • 00:24:41.180 --> 00:24:42.250
  • Here's a video
  • 00:24:42.250 --> 00:24:43.280
  • - I know you wanna be healed
  • 00:24:46.170 --> 00:24:48.070
  • on something even though
  • 00:24:48.070 --> 00:24:49.000
  • you've been covering it up.
  • 00:24:49.000 --> 00:24:50.110
  • I know you use your charisma
  • 00:24:50.110 --> 00:24:52.200
  • to cover your cracks.
  • 00:24:52.200 --> 00:24:54.220
  • I know that nobody knows
  • 00:24:54.220 --> 00:24:56.170
  • how dark the thoughts
  • 00:24:56.170 --> 00:24:57.110
  • can really get
  • 00:24:57.110 --> 00:24:57.270
  • for you sometimes.
  • 00:24:57.270 --> 00:24:59.230
  • But I've been doing this
  • 00:24:59.230 --> 00:25:00.160
  • too long to sit there
  • 00:25:00.160 --> 00:25:01.090
  • and preach to your armor.
  • 00:25:01.090 --> 00:25:03.020
  • If life has really been
  • 00:25:03.020 --> 00:25:03.220
  • a fight for you --
  • 00:25:03.220 --> 00:25:04.200
  • If you've had to fight
  • 00:25:04.200 --> 00:25:05.130
  • for your mental health
  • 00:25:05.130 --> 00:25:06.020
  • or you've had to fight
  • 00:25:06.020 --> 00:25:06.280
  • for your emotional health
  • 00:25:06.280 --> 00:25:07.240
  • or you've had to fight
  • 00:25:07.240 --> 00:25:08.170
  • through issues of bitterness
  • 00:25:08.170 --> 00:25:09.270
  • and forgiveness
  • 00:25:09.270 --> 00:25:10.180
  • because of abuse --
  • 00:25:10.180 --> 00:25:11.250
  • If you've had to fight
  • 00:25:11.250 --> 00:25:13.000
  • for your own
  • 00:25:13.000 --> 00:25:13.180
  • and fight to make it
  • 00:25:13.180 --> 00:25:14.140
  • or you had to fight
  • 00:25:14.140 --> 00:25:15.070
  • your own family --
  • 00:25:15.070 --> 00:25:16.090
  • When we've had to fight over
  • 00:25:16.090 --> 00:25:17.170
  • and over again everything
  • 00:25:17.170 --> 00:25:18.070
  • looks like a fight.
  • 00:25:18.070 --> 00:25:21.010
  • Everything looks like a threat.
  • 00:25:21.010 --> 00:25:22.200
  • Everything sounds
  • 00:25:22.200 --> 00:25:23.030
  • like an insult.
  • 00:25:23.030 --> 00:25:24.080
  • Every time somebody
  • 00:25:24.080 --> 00:25:25.090
  • doesn't check on you
  • 00:25:25.090 --> 00:25:26.040
  • it feels like abandonment.
  • 00:25:26.040 --> 00:25:27.090
  • It's the trauma
  • 00:25:27.090 --> 00:25:27.290
  • that's being triggered.
  • 00:25:27.290 --> 00:25:28.290
  • Triggered.
  • 00:25:28.290 --> 00:25:29.180
  • - I'm going through
  • 00:25:33.040 --> 00:25:33.200
  • this season of my life
  • 00:25:33.200 --> 00:25:35.140
  • where I don't wanna keep blaming
  • 00:25:35.140 --> 00:25:37.210
  • my environment
  • 00:25:37.210 --> 00:25:38.190
  • or consulting things
  • 00:25:38.190 --> 00:25:40.240
  • that happened in my life
  • 00:25:40.240 --> 00:25:41.170
  • because today's attack
  • 00:25:41.170 --> 00:25:43.090
  • can become tomorrow's advantage.
  • 00:25:43.090 --> 00:25:45.080
  • Quit calling it an attack.
  • 00:25:45.080 --> 00:25:46.250
  • Quit trying to run from it,
  • 00:25:46.250 --> 00:25:47.290
  • hide it and numb it,
  • 00:25:47.290 --> 00:25:48.290
  • and cover it up.
  • 00:25:48.290 --> 00:25:49.290
  • Quit calling it a weakness.
  • 00:25:49.290 --> 00:25:51.130
  • Because it is in your weakness
  • 00:25:51.130 --> 00:25:53.020
  • that He is strong.
  • 00:25:53.020 --> 00:25:54.150
  • - ANNOUNCER: You have
  • 00:25:57.090 --> 00:25:58.010
  • the advantage over the enemy.
  • 00:25:58.010 --> 00:25:59.260
  • Victory is before you now
  • 00:25:59.260 --> 00:26:01.210
  • but you have to take action.
  • 00:26:01.210 --> 00:26:03.120
  • Call or go online to get
  • 00:26:03.120 --> 00:26:04.150
  • your copy of "Triggered:
  • 00:26:04.150 --> 00:26:05.270
  • Taking Back Your Mind
  • 00:26:05.270 --> 00:26:07.040
  • - O come to the altar
  • 00:26:12.190 --> 00:26:15.190
  • The Father's arms
  • 00:26:15.190 --> 00:26:18.020
  • Are open wide
  • 00:26:18.020 --> 00:26:20.210
  • Forgiveness was bought with
  • 00:26:22.180 --> 00:26:25.180
  • The precious blood
  • 00:26:25.180 --> 00:26:28.010
  • Of Jesus Christ
  • 00:26:28.010 --> 00:26:30.160
  • O come to the altar
  • 00:26:32.110 --> 00:26:35.110
  • The Father's arms
  • 00:26:35.110 --> 00:26:37.230
  • Are open wide
  • 00:26:37.230 --> 00:26:40.100
  • Forgiveness was bought with
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  • The precious blood
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  • Oh what a Savior
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  • Isn't He wonderful
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  • Sing alleluia
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  • Christ is risen
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  • Bow down before Him
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  • For He is Lord of all
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  • Sing alleluia
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