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June 6, 2019
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  • - male: Thanks for joining us.
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  • I hope today's message builds
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  • your faith and inspires you to
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  • change the way you think.
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  • Today, Pastor Duane is gonna
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  • talk to us about David.
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  • Not about how he faced the giant
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  • but about how he was almost
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  • overlooked.
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  • His father didn't even think he
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  • was gonna be considered so he
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  • left him at home to tend
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  • the sheep.
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  • God doesn't always use the
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  • people you'd expect.
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  • Pastor's gonna show us what it
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  • takes to be chosen by God in
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  • today's message, "The One
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  • - Duane Vander Klok: You know,
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  • when we think about 1 Samuel 17,
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  • one of the best known stories in
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  • the whole Bible, in fact,
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  • I think it's really interesting,
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  • many people know the story and
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  • don't even know it's in the
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  • Bible, all right?
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  • But it's the story when David is
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  • sent by his father with a pizza
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  • for his brothers.
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  • Well, it said that he was
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  • bringing bread and cheese.
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  • Is that a pizza?
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  • I mean, it sounds like a pizza
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  • to me, all right?
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  • And he gets down there and
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  • there's a giant that has just
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  • come out from the battle line of
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  • the Philistines who's been doing
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  • it every morning and every night
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  • for 40 days.
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  • And he begins to shout.
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  • And you and I, we may face a
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  • different giant whose name is
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  • not Goliath.
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  • It might be named fear, it might
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  • be a personal sin or
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  • an addiction.
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  • It might be lust or pornography
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  • or gluttony or pride.
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  • And we can be like the people
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  • that were hearing Goliath
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  • because the Bible said they were
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  • fearful and their thought was
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  • nobody could ever fight
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  • this guy.
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  • He is so big, he'll kill me.
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  • And by the way, David saw the
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  • same giant and thought, "He's so
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  • big I can't miss," you know?
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  • It's totally--it's a matter of
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  • perspective, all right?
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  • But we can think, you know,
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  • "I'll never be free, I'll never
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  • get the victory, I'll never
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  • be normal.
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  • I'll never make it to the top."
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  • And we can have the same type of
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  • an attitude that the army had
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  • when--and King Saul had when
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  • they heard Goliath.
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  • But the first thing about the
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  • person that God uses is they're
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  • willing to fight.
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  • You know, the Bible says--it
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  • says: "Fight the good fight
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  • of faith."
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  • You may not realize this but the
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  • Christian life is a fight.
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  • From the spiritual womb to the
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  • spiritual tomb, it's a fight,
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  • right?
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  • And we've got to have that sort
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  • of an attitude.
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  • So Paul said, "Fight the good
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  • fight of faith."
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  • And there's gonna be enemies.
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  • In fact, there was an old
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  • Christian song that talked about
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  • the Promised Land being heaven.
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  • But the truth is the children of
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  • Israel went to that Promised
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  • Land but it is not a type
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  • of heaven.
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  • It's a type of a victorious
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  • Christian life.
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  • And the person that God uses is
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  • the person who's willing to
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  • fight, who's not just gonna sit
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  • back and say, "Well, whatever
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  • happens, happens.
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  • Que sera sera."
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  • Well, you will get beat over the
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  • head by the devil.
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  • That's what's gonna happen
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  • to you.
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  • The Bible says: "Be sober, be
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  • vigilant; because your adversary
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  • the devil goes about like a
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  • roaring lion, seeking whom
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  • he may devour.
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  • Resist him, steadfast in
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  • the faith."
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  • I love one translation, it says:
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  • "From the onset, immediately, he
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  • shows up, no footsie, no playing
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  • games, right now, resist him,"
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  • right?
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  • Now, shortly before this, the
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  • Israelites had wanted a king.
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  • And for 400 years, every time
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  • the Israelites were oppressed,
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  • God would raise up a leader.
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  • But the day came when the last
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  • of the judges, Samuel, was
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  • getting old and they said,
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  • "We want a king.
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  • We wanna be like the Moabites
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  • and the Ammonites and the
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  • Edomites and the Philistines and
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  • the Egyptians and we wanna be
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  • like--we want like them and we
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  • want a king who can lead us and
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  • who can rule."
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  • And the first king that they
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  • had, his name was Saul.
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  • The Bible says that from the
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  • shoulders and above, he was
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  • taller than anybody.
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  • He was handsome.
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  • He came from a very prominent
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  • family, right?
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  • And that's what the
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  • people wanted.
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  • Well, he became king and it
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  • didn't take very long until
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  • pride got into his heart.
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  • He disobeyed God and was
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  • rejected as king by God, right?
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  • And then what he did was he
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  • literally, he fought to stay in
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  • that position, that political
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  • position of king.
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  • And God said this, he said,
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  • "I've chosen a man after my
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  • own heart."
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  • "I've chosen a man after my
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  • own heart."
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  • And I would just like to say it
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  • like this.
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  • God uses people that are hungry
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  • for God.
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  • In 2 Chronicles 16, verse 9:
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  • "The eyes of the Lord run to and
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  • fro throughout the whole earth,
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  • to show himself strong on behalf
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  • of those whose heart is loyal
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  • to him.
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  • In this," he spoke to that king.
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  • He says, "You've
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  • done foolishly."
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  • But God's eyes are running back
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  • and forth across the whole earth
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  • and he's looking for somebody
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  • to show himself strong.
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  • And it's that person who really,
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  • really has a heart for God.
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  • You know, God gives us
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  • commandments to teach us how
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  • to live.
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  • He gave us statutes to teach us
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  • how to think.
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  • He gave us testimonies so that
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  • we would know what to expect,
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  • right?
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  • But what God really wants is he
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  • wants our heart.
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  • It says that "he made known his
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  • acts to the children of Israel
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  • but his ways to Moses."
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  • Some knew what God did but
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  • others knew God's ways.
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  • They knew him.
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  • That was Moses.
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  • He had a real heart for God.
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  • So God uses people that have a
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  • heart for God, right?
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  • And one of the ways that we know
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  • this about David is that when he
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  • showed up, he began to talk
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  • about that Philistine based on
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  • the covenant that he had
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  • with God.
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  • He began to call him the
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  • uncircumcised Philistine because
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  • he didn't have a covenant with
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  • God, right?
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  • Now, for you and I, I think
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  • Joshua 1:8 really gives us the
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  • same type of an expression that
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  • David had.
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  • David was a man of God's Word.
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  • You read Psalms 119 and he's
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  • talking about how he loves the
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  • Word, how he meditates in
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  • the Word.
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  • He talks about God's
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  • commandments, about God's
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  • statutes, about God's
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  • testimonies, right?
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  • Those three things.
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  • Again, we've got the
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  • commandments to know how
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  • to live.
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  • We have his statutes to know how
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  • to think and we have his
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  • testimonies to know what to
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  • expect from God.
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  • But David was in those.
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  • He was a person of God's Word.
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  • In Joshua 1:8: "This book of the
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  • law shall not depart out of your
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  • mouth, but you shall meditate
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  • therein day and night, that you
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  • may observe to do according to
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  • all that's written therein.
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  • Because then you will make your
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  • way prosperous, and you will
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  • have good success."
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  • So the Lord said to Samuel, the
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  • last of the judges, after the
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  • king had disobeyed God and gone
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  • his own way, he said, "How long
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  • are you gonna mourn for Saul?
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  • I've rejected him as the king of
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  • Israel, so fill your flask with
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  • oil and go to Bethlehem and find
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  • a man named Jesse who lives
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  • there, for I have selected one
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  • of his sons to be king."
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  • Now here's what I think is so
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  • interesting about this.
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  • He said, "One of his sons,"
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  • but he didn't tell him which
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  • one, right?
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  • Now, really what this is, when
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  • God speaks a word to you like
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  • that, in the Bible it's referred
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  • to as a word of wisdom.
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  • God's wisdom is about
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  • the future.
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  • But God doesn't give you wisdom;
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  • he just gives you a word
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  • of wisdom.
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  • He just gives you a little bit.
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  • He didn't tell him everything
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  • that was gonna happen.
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  • He didn't even tell him
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  • which son.
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  • He just said, "Get there and I
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  • will show you which one of them
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  • it's going to be."
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  • You know what you and I always
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  • want in life, is we want
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  • airplane landing lights in front
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  • of us, God showing us what's
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  • gonna happen for the next five
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  • years, right?
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  • You are fortunate when God shows
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  • you what's gonna happen for the
  • 00:08:57.190 --> 00:08:58.230
  • next five minutes, right?
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  • And you say, "Why does God do
  • 00:09:01.290 --> 00:09:02.180
  • it that way?"
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  • God does it that way so we keep
  • 00:09:04.030 --> 00:09:05.070
  • trusting in him so we stay
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  • connected to him.
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  • So we realize that we need him.
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  • Now, for example, in Acts
  • 00:09:12.140 --> 00:09:14.220
  • chapter 8 it says that "Philip
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  • goes down to the city of Samaria
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  • and he preaches Christ to them.
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  • And the multitude with one
  • 00:09:20.260 --> 00:09:22.170
  • accord heeded the things spoken
  • 00:09:22.170 --> 00:09:23.260
  • by Philip, hearing and seeing
  • 00:09:23.260 --> 00:09:25.080
  • the miracles that he did.
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  • For unclean spirits, crying out
  • 00:09:26.150 --> 00:09:27.180
  • with a loud voice, came out of
  • 00:09:27.180 --> 00:09:28.290
  • many who were possessed; many
  • 00:09:28.290 --> 00:09:30.090
  • who were paralyzed and lame
  • 00:09:30.090 --> 00:09:31.210
  • were healed."
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  • And he's having this great
  • 00:09:33.030 --> 00:09:34.210
  • revival and he thinks that's
  • 00:09:34.210 --> 00:09:36.160
  • what it's all about.
  • 00:09:36.160 --> 00:09:38.130
  • But then the Lord speaks to him
  • 00:09:38.130 --> 00:09:41.050
  • and says, "Now, arise and go to
  • 00:09:41.050 --> 00:09:43.190
  • the desert in Gaza."
  • 00:09:43.190 --> 00:09:46.020
  • "I mean, like, hey, I'm
  • 00:09:46.020 --> 00:09:47.120
  • having revival.
  • 00:09:47.120 --> 00:09:48.290
  • Why would I wanna go to
  • 00:09:48.290 --> 00:09:49.250
  • a desert," right?
  • 00:09:49.250 --> 00:09:52.080
  • But he obeys God.
  • 00:09:52.080 --> 00:09:53.120
  • He leaves revival in the city,
  • 00:09:53.120 --> 00:09:55.060
  • huge city, city of Samaria,
  • 00:09:55.060 --> 00:09:56.130
  • it's a huge city.
  • 00:09:56.130 --> 00:09:57.150
  • And he goes out into a desert
  • 00:09:57.150 --> 00:09:59.170
  • and he sees a chariot and God
  • 00:09:59.170 --> 00:10:00.200
  • says, "Join yourself to
  • 00:10:00.200 --> 00:10:02.200
  • that chariot."
  • 00:10:02.200 --> 00:10:03.160
  • So he goes--gets next to the
  • 00:10:03.160 --> 00:10:04.160
  • chariot, and the man in the
  • 00:10:04.160 --> 00:10:05.240
  • chariot is reading the
  • 00:10:05.240 --> 00:10:06.230
  • prophet Isaiah.
  • 00:10:06.230 --> 00:10:08.190
  • And he said, "You understand
  • 00:10:08.190 --> 00:10:10.200
  • what you're reading?"
  • 00:10:10.200 --> 00:10:11.090
  • And he says, "Well, how can I
  • 00:10:11.090 --> 00:10:12.160
  • unless somebody explain it
  • 00:10:12.160 --> 00:10:13.250
  • to me?"
  • 00:10:13.250 --> 00:10:15.130
  • He climbs up in the chariot, he
  • 00:10:15.130 --> 00:10:16.200
  • explains what's happening to the
  • 00:10:16.200 --> 00:10:18.260
  • man who's from Ethiopia, he's
  • 00:10:18.260 --> 00:10:20.240
  • one of the servants of the queen
  • 00:10:20.240 --> 00:10:22.260
  • of Ethiopia, in charge of the
  • 00:10:22.260 --> 00:10:25.020
  • treasury, and the man hears the
  • 00:10:25.100 --> 00:10:28.100
  • gospel and says, "Can I
  • 00:10:28.100 --> 00:10:30.250
  • be baptized?
  • 00:10:30.250 --> 00:10:32.060
  • There's some water."
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  • And he said, "If you believe
  • 00:10:33.110 --> 00:10:34.110
  • with all your heart Jesus is the
  • 00:10:34.110 --> 00:10:35.140
  • Christ, you can be baptized."
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  • He gets baptized and, get this,
  • 00:10:37.110 --> 00:10:39.070
  • then the Spirit of the Lord
  • 00:10:39.070 --> 00:10:40.150
  • catches him away and he's gone.
  • 00:10:40.150 --> 00:10:41.260
  • He's just gone.
  • 00:10:41.260 --> 00:10:43.190
  • Now, here's what history
  • 00:10:43.190 --> 00:10:44.160
  • tells us.
  • 00:10:44.160 --> 00:10:45.280
  • That that man went back to
  • 00:10:45.280 --> 00:10:47.000
  • Ethiopia and started a church
  • 00:10:47.000 --> 00:10:49.070
  • that is still going today.
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  • Think about it.
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  • But do you know what?
  • 00:10:54.230 --> 00:10:56.010
  • God didn't show him everything
  • 00:10:56.010 --> 00:10:56.240
  • that was gonna happen.
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  • He just showed him a little bit.
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  • In fact, I like to say it
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  • like this.
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  • God happens on your way to do
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  • something else.
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  • So Jesse, he's on the way to go
  • 00:11:06.190 --> 00:11:08.060
  • and anoint--'scuse me, Samuel's
  • 00:11:08.090 --> 00:11:11.090
  • on the way to go and anoint one
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  • of the sons of Jesse.
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  • And the Bible says in--"They
  • 00:11:16.080 --> 00:11:19.080
  • came and he looked at Eliab."
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  • That's the oldest son.
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  • "And he said, 'Surely the Lord's
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  • anointed is before me.'"
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  • He had the looks.
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  • You know, he was the firstborn.
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  • He looked kingly.
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  • "He thought, 'Man, this ought
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  • to be the one.'
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  • And the Lord said
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  • to Samuel, 'Don't look at his
  • 00:11:35.200 --> 00:11:37.050
  • appearance or his physical
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  • statue, because I have
  • 00:11:38.100 --> 00:11:39.260
  • refused him.'"
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  • In the Hebrew they say
  • 00:11:42.070 --> 00:11:43.100
  • the absolutes, that God is,
  • 00:11:43.100 --> 00:11:44.130
  • like, "absolutely, positively
  • 00:11:44.130 --> 00:11:47.070
  • not that one," right?
  • 00:11:48.100 --> 00:11:51.100
  • "I have refused him.
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  • For the Lord doesn't see as man
  • 00:11:52.180 --> 00:11:55.020
  • sees; for man looks for on the
  • 00:11:55.130 --> 00:11:58.130
  • outward appearance, but God
  • 00:11:58.130 --> 00:12:00.100
  • looks on the heart," right?
  • 00:12:01.100 --> 00:12:04.100
  • Now, here's what I think is
  • 00:12:04.100 --> 00:12:05.110
  • very interesting.
  • 00:12:05.110 --> 00:12:07.040
  • After David is anointed to be
  • 00:12:07.040 --> 00:12:09.240
  • king, his older brother
  • 00:12:09.290 --> 00:12:12.290
  • opposes him.
  • 00:12:13.040 --> 00:12:16.040
  • You'd think he would be excited.
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  • The exact opposite happens: he
  • 00:12:18.200 --> 00:12:20.190
  • opposes him and tries to keep
  • 00:12:20.190 --> 00:12:22.160
  • him from moving in his call.
  • 00:12:23.060 --> 00:12:26.060
  • "So then Jesse called Abinadab,"
  • 00:12:26.060 --> 00:12:28.160
  • that's the next son, "made him
  • 00:12:28.160 --> 00:12:29.220
  • pass before Samuel.
  • 00:12:29.220 --> 00:12:30.290
  • And he said, 'Neither has the
  • 00:12:30.290 --> 00:12:32.140
  • Lord chosen this one.'
  • 00:12:32.140 --> 00:12:33.210
  • Then Jesse made
  • 00:12:33.210 --> 00:12:34.180
  • Shammah pass by.
  • 00:12:34.180 --> 00:12:35.220
  • And he said, 'Neither has
  • 00:12:35.220 --> 00:12:36.140
  • the Lord chose this one.'
  • 00:12:36.140 --> 00:12:38.170
  • And Jesse made
  • 00:12:38.170 --> 00:12:39.120
  • seven of his sons," these
  • 00:12:39.120 --> 00:12:41.140
  • must have been the magnificent
  • 00:12:41.140 --> 00:12:42.060
  • seven, "pass before Samuel.
  • 00:12:43.020 --> 00:12:46.020
  • And 'The Lord has not chosen
  • 00:12:46.020 --> 00:12:47.240
  • any of these.'"
  • 00:12:47.240 --> 00:12:49.140
  • And so Jesse standing
  • 00:12:49.140 --> 00:12:50.250
  • there, and Samuel looks
  • 00:12:50.250 --> 00:12:52.160
  • at him and says, "Don't you have
  • 00:12:52.160 --> 00:12:54.100
  • any other sons?"
  • 00:12:54.100 --> 00:12:56.130
  • And he says, "Well, yeah,
  • 00:12:56.130 --> 00:12:59.110
  • there's the runt.
  • 00:12:59.110 --> 00:13:01.170
  • There's the youngest one and
  • 00:13:01.170 --> 00:13:03.010
  • he's out watching the sheep."
  • 00:13:04.020 --> 00:13:07.020
  • And Samuel says, "Well, go and
  • 00:13:07.020 --> 00:13:08.290
  • send for him because nobody's
  • 00:13:08.290 --> 00:13:10.170
  • gonna sit down and nobody's
  • 00:13:10.170 --> 00:13:12.000
  • gonna eat until he shows up."
  • 00:13:12.160 --> 00:13:15.160
  • Now, here's what I think
  • 00:13:15.160 --> 00:13:16.230
  • is interesting.
  • 00:13:16.230 --> 00:13:18.180
  • Jesse didn't even think it was
  • 00:13:19.020 --> 00:13:22.020
  • worthwhile to bring David.
  • 00:13:22.080 --> 00:13:25.080
  • He thought, "Of all my kids that
  • 00:13:25.080 --> 00:13:27.090
  • could not be used by God,
  • 00:13:27.090 --> 00:13:29.100
  • that's the one.
  • 00:13:29.100 --> 00:13:31.150
  • That runt, that little kid
  • 00:13:31.150 --> 00:13:33.180
  • that's watching over the
  • 00:13:33.180 --> 00:13:35.070
  • shepherd--the sheep."
  • 00:13:35.070 --> 00:13:37.170
  • So he ends up anointing David.
  • 00:13:38.210 --> 00:13:41.210
  • And here's what I think
  • 00:13:41.210 --> 00:13:43.060
  • is interesting.
  • 00:13:43.060 --> 00:13:44.170
  • The next day, David went back
  • 00:13:44.210 --> 00:13:47.210
  • to watching sheep.
  • 00:13:47.220 --> 00:13:50.220
  • He's anointed to be king but
  • 00:13:50.220 --> 00:13:52.180
  • what is he doing?
  • 00:13:52.180 --> 00:13:53.280
  • Watching sheep.
  • 00:13:53.280 --> 00:13:56.030
  • You know, sometimes, we have a
  • 00:13:56.030 --> 00:13:57.100
  • touch of God on our life and we
  • 00:13:57.100 --> 00:13:59.190
  • think, "Whoa, everything is
  • 00:13:59.190 --> 00:14:02.090
  • gonna change today."
  • 00:14:02.090 --> 00:14:04.050
  • No, you're probably gonna go
  • 00:14:04.050 --> 00:14:05.060
  • back to running the cash
  • 00:14:05.060 --> 00:14:06.100
  • register or working at a
  • 00:14:06.100 --> 00:14:07.250
  • computer or whatever it is that
  • 00:14:07.250 --> 00:14:09.160
  • you're gonna do.
  • 00:14:09.160 --> 00:14:11.040
  • You see, because God says,
  • 00:14:11.040 --> 00:14:12.130
  • "Hey, I want you to do this,"
  • 00:14:12.130 --> 00:14:13.270
  • and we're, like, "Yes!"
  • 00:14:13.270 --> 00:14:15.040
  • And God says, "In two years."
  • 00:14:16.020 --> 00:14:19.020
  • And we're already gone.
  • 00:14:19.020 --> 00:14:21.150
  • And God's, like, "Hey, I've
  • 00:14:21.150 --> 00:14:22.050
  • gotta do some character building
  • 00:14:22.050 --> 00:14:23.140
  • in you first.
  • 00:14:23.140 --> 00:14:24.260
  • I got some things I wanna work
  • 00:14:24.260 --> 00:14:25.160
  • into you.
  • 00:14:25.160 --> 00:14:27.060
  • I got some things I wanna work
  • 00:14:27.060 --> 00:14:27.240
  • out of you," right?
  • 00:14:27.240 --> 00:14:30.070
  • But David was the one that
  • 00:14:30.070 --> 00:14:31.260
  • nobody, not his brother, not his
  • 00:14:32.190 --> 00:14:35.190
  • father, nobody thought he
  • 00:14:35.190 --> 00:14:37.200
  • was the one.
  • 00:14:37.200 --> 00:14:39.000
  • I think it's interesting, the
  • 00:14:39.000 --> 00:14:40.010
  • Bible says: "Not many mighty,
  • 00:14:40.010 --> 00:14:41.120
  • not many noble, are called.
  • 00:14:41.120 --> 00:14:42.170
  • But God has chosen the
  • 00:14:42.170 --> 00:14:44.000
  • foolish things."
  • 00:14:44.000 --> 00:14:46.170
  • You're here, you qualify.
  • 00:14:46.170 --> 00:14:49.080
  • I'm here, I qualify, right?
  • 00:14:49.080 --> 00:14:51.150
  • Here's what it says in
  • 00:14:51.150 --> 00:14:52.220
  • 2 Corinthians 5:16: "Therefore,
  • 00:14:52.220 --> 00:14:54.130
  • from now on, we regard no one
  • 00:14:54.130 --> 00:14:56.220
  • according to the flesh."
  • 00:14:57.050 --> 00:15:00.070
  • Here's what people do.
  • 00:15:00.070 --> 00:15:01.290
  • They look at you and they go,
  • 00:15:01.290 --> 00:15:03.160
  • "I knew you when.
  • 00:15:03.160 --> 00:15:05.110
  • I knew you when you were a young
  • 00:15:05.110 --> 00:15:07.070
  • snotty-nosed kid.
  • 00:15:07.070 --> 00:15:10.020
  • I knew you when you made those
  • 00:15:10.020 --> 00:15:11.080
  • mistakes and I knew you when you
  • 00:15:11.080 --> 00:15:13.030
  • got drunk and I knew you when
  • 00:15:13.030 --> 00:15:15.070
  • you failed and I knew you when
  • 00:15:15.070 --> 00:15:16.190
  • you did drugs and I knew you
  • 00:15:16.190 --> 00:15:18.090
  • when you and I knew you and
  • 00:15:18.090 --> 00:15:20.030
  • I knew you."
  • 00:15:20.030 --> 00:15:21.280
  • And they try to know you
  • 00:15:21.280 --> 00:15:23.040
  • according to the flesh.
  • 00:15:23.050 --> 00:15:26.050
  • But God doesn't consult your
  • 00:15:26.050 --> 00:15:27.090
  • past to determine your future.
  • 00:15:27.090 --> 00:15:29.280
  • And he doesn't even look at your
  • 00:15:29.280 --> 00:15:31.280
  • pedigree to determine
  • 00:15:31.280 --> 00:15:33.170
  • your future.
  • 00:15:33.170 --> 00:15:35.010
  • They say, "Man, I know your
  • 00:15:35.010 --> 00:15:36.000
  • family and you guys are nothing
  • 00:15:36.000 --> 00:15:37.110
  • special," right?
  • 00:15:37.110 --> 00:15:39.200
  • "You're failures, you're poor,
  • 00:15:39.200 --> 00:15:41.060
  • you're uneducated,
  • 00:15:41.060 --> 00:15:42.250
  • you're addicted.
  • 00:15:42.250 --> 00:15:44.000
  • And there is no way that God's
  • 00:15:44.000 --> 00:15:46.000
  • gonna use you for anything."
  • 00:15:46.000 --> 00:15:48.220
  • That's who God wants.
  • 00:15:48.220 --> 00:15:51.100
  • That's who God wants.
  • 00:15:51.100 --> 00:15:52.250
  • It says we should "therefore
  • 00:15:52.250 --> 00:15:54.150
  • regard no one according to
  • 00:15:54.150 --> 00:15:55.130
  • the flesh."
  • 00:15:55.130 --> 00:15:56.090
  • See what the next verse says.
  • 00:15:56.090 --> 00:15:57.160
  • "Because if anyone is in Christ,
  • 00:15:57.160 --> 00:15:58.290
  • you are a new creation; and old
  • 00:15:59.200 --> 00:16:02.220
  • things have passed away; behold,
  • 00:16:02.220 --> 00:16:04.090
  • all things have become new."
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  • And all these things are of God.
  • 00:16:05.240 --> 00:16:08.130
  • You and I might look at somebody
  • 00:16:08.130 --> 00:16:10.110
  • and we might try to qualify them
  • 00:16:10.110 --> 00:16:12.160
  • based on their past, based on
  • 00:16:12.160 --> 00:16:15.040
  • their education, based on
  • 00:16:15.040 --> 00:16:16.140
  • their family.
  • 00:16:16.140 --> 00:16:17.190
  • The Bible says don't do it.
  • 00:16:17.210 --> 00:16:20.210
  • Don't do it.
  • 00:16:20.210 --> 00:16:22.000
  • Because if they're in Christ,
  • 00:16:22.000 --> 00:16:23.100
  • they're a new creation.
  • 00:16:23.100 --> 00:16:24.270
  • They're a new creature.
  • 00:16:24.270 --> 00:16:26.180
  • God uses the people that
  • 00:16:27.010 --> 00:16:30.010
  • everybody else thinks he cannot
  • 00:16:30.010 --> 00:16:32.110
  • use and he does it so that he
  • 00:16:32.110 --> 00:16:34.260
  • will get the glory.
  • 00:16:34.260 --> 00:16:36.110
  • God uses hungry people.
  • 00:16:36.110 --> 00:16:38.120
  • "My heart is fixed," David said.
  • 00:16:38.120 --> 00:16:40.150
  • "My heart is steadfast and
  • 00:16:40.150 --> 00:16:42.280
  • confident and I will sing and
  • 00:16:42.280 --> 00:16:45.220
  • make a melody."
  • 00:16:45.220 --> 00:16:48.050
  • He was fixed.
  • 00:16:48.050 --> 00:16:49.170
  • He was hungry for God.
  • 00:16:49.170 --> 00:16:51.240
  • He said, "One day in your
  • 00:16:51.240 --> 00:16:54.040
  • courts, Lord, is better than a
  • 00:16:54.040 --> 00:16:56.000
  • thousand elsewhere.
  • 00:16:56.000 --> 00:16:58.030
  • I'd rather be a doorkeeper in
  • 00:16:58.030 --> 00:16:59.180
  • the house of God than dwell in
  • 00:16:59.180 --> 00:17:01.020
  • the tents of the wicked."
  • 00:17:01.020 --> 00:17:03.170
  • See, he had a hunger for God
  • 00:17:03.290 --> 00:17:06.290
  • and, because of it, God chose
  • 00:17:06.290 --> 00:17:08.210
  • him, right?
  • 00:17:09.230 --> 00:17:12.230
  • People try to disqualify you.
  • 00:17:12.230 --> 00:17:14.230
  • In fact, the Bible says about
  • 00:17:14.230 --> 00:17:15.170
  • Jeremiah, they said he's too
  • 00:17:15.170 --> 00:17:17.230
  • young, he's just disqualified.
  • 00:17:18.060 --> 00:17:21.060
  • Abraham was too old and Moses
  • 00:17:21.060 --> 00:17:22.220
  • was too criminal and Peter was
  • 00:17:22.220 --> 00:17:25.040
  • too impulsive and John was too
  • 00:17:25.040 --> 00:17:26.260
  • emotional and Timothy, he was
  • 00:17:26.260 --> 00:17:28.190
  • too timid, c'mon.
  • 00:17:28.290 --> 00:17:31.290
  • You can find--everybody in the
  • 00:17:31.290 --> 00:17:34.110
  • Bible, you can find a reason why
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  • God should not have used them.
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  • But he did.
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  • He did.
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  • And you know, we realize the
  • 00:17:42.180 --> 00:17:43.280
  • devil may keep on bringing up
  • 00:17:43.280 --> 00:17:45.010
  • your past.
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  • That's just 'cause he doesn't
  • 00:17:45.160 --> 00:17:46.040
  • have any new material.
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  • You are in Christ.
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  • You're in Christ.
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  • God uses faithful people.
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  • In 1 Timothy 1:12: "I thank
  • 00:17:55.220 --> 00:17:58.220
  • Christ Jesus our Lord who has
  • 00:17:58.220 --> 00:18:00.090
  • enabled me, because he counted
  • 00:18:00.090 --> 00:18:01.210
  • me faithful, putting me into
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  • the ministry."
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  • God didn't check his ability, he
  • 00:18:07.000 --> 00:18:09.220
  • checked his availability, and he
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  • checked his faithfulness.
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  • We just wanna look at an ability
  • 00:18:14.190 --> 00:18:16.170
  • but he said, "No, no, he counted
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  • me faithful."
  • 00:18:19.200 --> 00:18:20.280
  • And David was faithful.
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  • He's out there watching those
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  • sheep and along comes a lion.
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  • Now, most people would go,
  • 00:18:27.170 --> 00:18:29.100
  • "Sheep, lion, I'm gone."
  • 00:18:31.010 --> 00:18:34.010
  • But David stayed.
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  • He was faithful.
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  • He protected the sheep.
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  • A bear came and he was faithful
  • 00:18:39.270 --> 00:18:42.190
  • and he stayed and he took care
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  • of the sheep.
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  • Listen to this.
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  • David had an army of well over
  • 00:18:48.190 --> 00:18:51.190
  • a million men.
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  • But there were 30 of those men
  • 00:18:53.100 --> 00:18:54.240
  • who became known as David's
  • 00:18:54.240 --> 00:18:57.010
  • mighty men.
  • 00:18:57.010 --> 00:18:58.240
  • And of those 30, there were 3.
  • 00:18:58.240 --> 00:19:01.260
  • I want to just read you about
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  • one of the three because all of
  • 00:19:03.060 --> 00:19:04.280
  • them have basically a similar
  • 00:19:04.280 --> 00:19:06.130
  • story but it says: "After him
  • 00:19:06.130 --> 00:19:08.130
  • was Shammah and the Philistines
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  • gathered together into a troop
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  • where there was a piece of
  • 00:19:12.290 --> 00:19:14.060
  • ground full of lentils."
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  • Let me ask you.
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  • How many of you have had some
  • 00:19:18.160 --> 00:19:20.000
  • lentil soup?
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  • How many would die for it?
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  • I mean, it's just not--it's just
  • 00:19:27.250 --> 00:19:30.180
  • not on the top of anybody's
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  • list, all right?
  • 00:19:31.280 --> 00:19:34.160
  • There's a piece of ground full
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  • of lentils, all right?
  • 00:19:37.140 --> 00:19:40.140
  • "The people fled from
  • 00:19:40.140 --> 00:19:41.070
  • the Philistines.
  • 00:19:41.070 --> 00:19:43.030
  • But Shammah stationed himself in
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  • the middle of the field."
  • 00:19:45.100 --> 00:19:47.220
  • He said, "Hey, these lentils,
  • 00:19:49.130 --> 00:19:52.130
  • they might not be much but this
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  • is my responsibility and I'm
  • 00:19:54.140 --> 00:19:57.050
  • not moving.
  • 00:19:57.050 --> 00:19:59.060
  • It may seem like little to you."
  • 00:19:59.060 --> 00:20:00.240
  • It says, "He defended it.
  • 00:20:00.240 --> 00:20:03.020
  • He killed the Philistines."
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  • Now here's what I think is
  • 00:20:05.090 --> 00:20:05.250
  • great: "So the Lord brought
  • 00:20:05.250 --> 00:20:07.140
  • about a great victory."
  • 00:20:07.140 --> 00:20:10.090
  • Who supernaturally helped him?
  • 00:20:10.090 --> 00:20:13.090
  • "The Lord brought about a great
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  • victory."
  • 00:20:14.290 --> 00:20:16.160
  • Martin Luther made
  • 00:20:16.160 --> 00:20:17.010
  • this statement.
  • 00:20:17.010 --> 00:20:18.010
  • He said: "The preacher who
  • 00:20:18.010 --> 00:20:19.070
  • preaches the sermon and the
  • 00:20:19.070 --> 00:20:20.250
  • milkmaid who milks the cow, both
  • 00:20:20.250 --> 00:20:22.270
  • equally serve the same Lord."
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  • It's what you're faithful doing.
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  • We look at what we do but God
  • 00:20:29.090 --> 00:20:31.150
  • looks at our faithfulness.
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  • Never fight alone.
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  • Got that?
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  • Never fight--how many of
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  • you--everybody knows about David
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  • and Goliath, right?
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  • And like I said, people know
  • 00:20:41.170 --> 00:20:42.190
  • that story that don't even know
  • 00:20:42.190 --> 00:20:44.090
  • it's in the Bible, right?
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  • David killed Goliath.
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  • But what most people don't know
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  • about is the giant that David
  • 00:20:50.200 --> 00:20:53.200
  • could not kill because there was
  • 00:20:53.250 --> 00:20:56.250
  • a day when David could not kill
  • 00:20:56.250 --> 00:20:59.020
  • a giant.
  • 00:20:59.020 --> 00:21:00.260
  • And the giant almost
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  • killed David.
  • 00:21:01.230 --> 00:21:04.160
  • It says: "Then Ishbi-Benob, who
  • 00:21:04.160 --> 00:21:07.010
  • was the son of the giant, the
  • 00:21:07.010 --> 00:21:09.260
  • weight of whose spear was
  • 00:21:09.260 --> 00:21:11.190
  • 300 shekels, who was bearing a
  • 00:21:11.190 --> 00:21:14.060
  • new sword, thought he could
  • 00:21:14.060 --> 00:21:15.160
  • kill David.
  • 00:21:15.160 --> 00:21:16.290
  • But Abishai the son of Zeruiah
  • 00:21:16.290 --> 00:21:19.090
  • came to his aid, and struck the
  • 00:21:19.090 --> 00:21:20.080
  • Philistine and killed him.
  • 00:21:20.080 --> 00:21:21.290
  • Then the men of David swore to
  • 00:21:21.290 --> 00:21:23.200
  • him, saying, 'You will not go
  • 00:21:23.200 --> 00:21:25.120
  • out with us to battle anymore,
  • 00:21:25.120 --> 00:21:27.070
  • least you quench the lamp
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  • of Israel.'"
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  • So we all know about Goliath and
  • 00:21:30.070 --> 00:21:32.140
  • I just wanna say this.
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  • There's days when you can kill
  • 00:21:33.220 --> 00:21:35.150
  • every giant that shows up.
  • 00:21:35.150 --> 00:21:38.090
  • But there are other days when if
  • 00:21:38.090 --> 00:21:40.000
  • you don't have some help, the
  • 00:21:40.000 --> 00:21:41.250
  • giant will kill you.
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  • I'm gonna say it this way.
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  • You were never meant to do
  • 00:21:46.130 --> 00:21:47.270
  • life alone.
  • 00:21:48.010 --> 00:21:51.010
  • You know, over 30 times in just
  • 00:21:51.010 --> 00:21:52.250
  • the New Testament, it tells us
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  • to love one another, tells us to
  • 00:21:54.200 --> 00:21:57.100
  • pray for one another, tells us
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  • to bear one another's burdens,
  • 00:21:58.290 --> 00:22:00.230
  • to forgive one another.
  • 00:22:00.230 --> 00:22:02.050
  • Over 30 one--how many of you
  • 00:22:02.050 --> 00:22:04.130
  • know you can't "one another"
  • 00:22:04.130 --> 00:22:05.140
  • by yourself?
  • 00:22:05.140 --> 00:22:08.030
  • You can't do it.
  • 00:22:08.030 --> 00:22:08.230
  • And I would even say you can't
  • 00:22:08.230 --> 00:22:09.220
  • "one another" live streaming.
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  • You were created
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  • for relationship.
  • 00:22:15.050 --> 00:22:17.270
  • You were created to be a part
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  • of a body.
  • 00:22:18.190 --> 00:22:20.120
  • And in David's case, we all know
  • 00:22:20.120 --> 00:22:22.120
  • when he killed Goliath but we
  • 00:22:22.120 --> 00:22:24.090
  • need to remember there was a day
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  • when if he hadn't had a friend,
  • 00:22:25.220 --> 00:22:27.180
  • he would have been killed.
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  • And every one of us, we need
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  • other people in our life.
  • 00:22:33.050 --> 00:22:35.230
  • Don't live your Christian
  • 00:22:35.230 --> 00:22:38.140
  • life alone.
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  • Don't try to do ministry alone.
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  • And then lastly, remember this.
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  • Always, always, always, lift
  • 00:22:46.270 --> 00:22:49.270
  • up Jesus.
  • 00:22:49.270 --> 00:22:52.180
  • John 16:14: "He," the
  • 00:22:52.180 --> 00:22:54.050
  • Holy Spirit, "will glorify me,
  • 00:22:54.050 --> 00:22:56.260
  • for he will take of what's mine
  • 00:22:56.260 --> 00:22:58.050
  • and he will declare it to you."
  • 00:22:58.060 --> 00:23:01.080
  • So the Holy Spirit is always
  • 00:23:01.080 --> 00:23:03.030
  • gonna lift up Jesus, he's always
  • 00:23:03.030 --> 00:23:05.230
  • gonna glorify Jesus.
  • 00:23:07.260 --> 00:23:10.260
  • The apostle Paul had been out,
  • 00:23:11.080 --> 00:23:14.080
  • establishing churches in
  • 00:23:14.080 --> 00:23:15.240
  • Asia Minor.
  • 00:23:15.240 --> 00:23:17.190
  • And he gets a group of the
  • 00:23:17.190 --> 00:23:19.030
  • leaders together and this is the
  • 00:23:19.030 --> 00:23:21.100
  • statement that he makes.
  • 00:23:21.100 --> 00:23:23.020
  • He says: "Also from among your
  • 00:23:23.020 --> 00:23:24.120
  • own selves, shall arise men
  • 00:23:24.120 --> 00:23:27.000
  • speaking perverse things,
  • 00:23:27.000 --> 00:23:29.100
  • drawing disciples unto
  • 00:23:29.100 --> 00:23:32.030
  • themselves."
  • 00:23:32.030 --> 00:23:35.010
  • "Drawing disciples unto," who?
  • 00:23:35.010 --> 00:23:37.070
  • "Themselves."
  • 00:23:37.070 --> 00:23:38.270
  • Do you know the--in fact,
  • 00:23:38.270 --> 00:23:41.080
  • I prayed it today.
  • 00:23:41.080 --> 00:23:42.130
  • I said, "God, when I'm to teach
  • 00:23:42.130 --> 00:23:44.270
  • today," I said, may nobody see
  • 00:23:44.270 --> 00:23:47.060
  • me but can everybody see Jesus."
  • 00:23:47.120 --> 00:23:50.120
  • We wanna lift up Jesus.
  • 00:23:50.120 --> 00:23:52.080
  • And when the Holy Spirit's
  • 00:23:52.080 --> 00:23:53.070
  • involved, he's always lifting
  • 00:23:53.070 --> 00:23:55.040
  • up Jesus.
  • 00:23:55.040 --> 00:23:58.040
  • He's always lifting up Jesus.
  • 00:23:58.040 --> 00:24:00.110
  • And remember that.
  • 00:24:00.110 --> 00:24:02.000
  • The Holy Spirit, he will lift up
  • 00:24:02.000 --> 00:24:03.250
  • Jesus.
  • 00:24:03.250 --> 00:24:05.080
  • It's not about you, it's not
  • 00:24:05.080 --> 00:24:07.090
  • about me.
  • 00:24:07.090 --> 00:24:08.220
  • It's about him.
  • 00:24:08.220 --> 00:24:10.140
  • It's his kingdom, he's the King,
  • 00:24:10.140 --> 00:24:12.210
  • he's the one who died for us.
  • 00:24:12.210 --> 00:24:14.270
  • He's the one that was buried,
  • 00:24:14.270 --> 00:24:17.030
  • he's the one that rose again and
  • 00:24:17.030 --> 00:24:18.130
  • he is the one who is
  • 00:24:18.130 --> 00:24:19.190
  • coming again.
  • 00:24:19.190 --> 00:24:21.180
  • - Duane: I wanna thank you for
  • 00:24:26.040 --> 00:24:26.270
  • being with us today and I simply
  • 00:24:26.270 --> 00:24:28.170
  • wanna ask you this question: are
  • 00:24:28.170 --> 00:24:30.150
  • you right with God?
  • 00:24:30.150 --> 00:24:31.280
  • You know, you may be away from
  • 00:24:31.280 --> 00:24:33.020
  • the Lord and you may know in
  • 00:24:33.020 --> 00:24:34.140
  • your heart, "I'm not where
  • 00:24:34.140 --> 00:24:35.210
  • I need to be.
  • 00:24:35.210 --> 00:24:36.200
  • I'm not living right, not
  • 00:24:36.200 --> 00:24:37.150
  • doing right.
  • 00:24:37.150 --> 00:24:38.060
  • I am not living for Jesus."
  • 00:24:38.060 --> 00:24:40.050
  • And you say, "I wanna
  • 00:24:40.050 --> 00:24:41.070
  • be forgiven.
  • 00:24:41.070 --> 00:24:42.130
  • I wanna be right with God."
  • 00:24:42.130 --> 00:24:43.210
  • I wanna pray with you right now.
  • 00:24:43.210 --> 00:24:45.110
  • I want you to bow your head and
  • 00:24:45.110 --> 00:24:46.210
  • pray this prayer with me.
  • 00:24:46.210 --> 00:24:48.020
  • Just make these words your own.
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  • Just say, "O God, I believe
  • 00:24:49.170 --> 00:24:51.260
  • Jesus died on the cross.
  • 00:24:51.260 --> 00:24:53.230
  • I believe his blood paid for
  • 00:24:53.230 --> 00:24:55.120
  • my sins.
  • 00:24:55.120 --> 00:24:56.210
  • I believe he rose again and I
  • 00:24:56.210 --> 00:24:58.270
  • believe he's coming again.
  • 00:24:58.270 --> 00:25:01.050
  • And today I receive the
  • 00:25:01.050 --> 00:25:02.150
  • forgiveness Jesus purchased for
  • 00:25:02.150 --> 00:25:04.260
  • me and today I surrender my life
  • 00:25:05.190 --> 00:25:08.190
  • to Jesus.
  • 00:25:08.190 --> 00:25:10.090
  • I hold nothing back.
  • 00:25:10.090 --> 00:25:11.270
  • And I thank you you've heard my
  • 00:25:11.270 --> 00:25:13.120
  • prayer, that I'm forgiven, that
  • 00:25:13.120 --> 00:25:15.220
  • I'm a part of your family today
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  • and forever in Jesus's name,
  • 00:25:18.230 --> 00:25:21.230
  • amen."
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  • 00:25:22.220 --> 00:25:23.150
  • your heart, God heard
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  • that prayer.
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