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October 18, 2016
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  • JOHN HAGEE MINISTRIES HAS BEEN
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  • REACHING OUT TO MILLIONS OF
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  • PEOPLE WORLDWIDE EVERY WEEK,
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  • DELIVERING ALL THE GOSPEL
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  • TO ALL THE WORLD
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  • AND TO ALL GENERATIONS.
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  • KENDAL HAGEE: ON YESTERDAY'S
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  • PROGRAM, YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY
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  • TO MEET FOUR MEMBERS
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  • OF CORNERSTONE CHURCH
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  • THAT REPRESENT FOUR GENERATIONS
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  • OF ADULTS IN OUR SOCIETY TODAY.
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  • PASTOR MATT HAGEE: TODAY,
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  • I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU
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  • SOME VERY PRACTICAL PRINCIPLES
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  • AND BIBLE TRUTHS THAT WILL
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  • HELP YOU ACCOMPLISH WHAT JESUS
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  • MEANT WHEN HE SAID,
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  • "THIS IS MY COMMANDMENT
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  • THAT YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER."
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  • KENDAL HAGEE: YOU'RE WATCHING
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  • FROM "MATURES TO MILLENNIALS"
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  • ON THE HILLSONG NETWORK.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR THE CONCLUSION OF
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  • PASTOR MATTHEW HAGEE'S SERMON ON
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  • "MATURES TO MILLENNIALS."
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  • WE'VE NEVER BEEN CLOSER TO
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  • THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • THE SIGNS ARE ALL AROUND US.
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  • THIS MONTH,
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  • IN APPRECIATION FOR YOUR SUPPORT
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  • OF ANY AMOUNT,
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  • WE'D LIKE TO SEND YOU
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  • A FREE COPY OF PASTOR HAGEE'S
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  • MESSAGE,
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  • "HERE TO ETERNITY."
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  • AS AN ADDED BONUS,
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  • FOR YOUR GENEROUS GIFT OF $100
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  • OR MORE, YOU'LL RECEIVE
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  • PASTOR'S FULL TEACHING SERIES
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  • "THE COMING FOURTH REICH,"
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  • AS WELL AS A COPY
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  • OF PASTOR'S BOOK
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  • "CAN AMERICA SURVIVE?"
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  • CALL 1-800-854-9899.
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  • VISIT JHM.ORG/FOURTH TODAY.
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  • AND NOW, THE CONCLUSION OF
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  • PASTOR MATTHEW HAGEE'S SERMON
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  • ON "MATURES TO MILLENNIALS."
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  • YOU SEE WE'VE CONFUSED UNITY WITH CONTROL.
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  • WE BELIEVE THAT WHATEVER WE CONTROL,
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  • WE CAN BE UNIFIED WITH.
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  • UNITY IS NOT KEEPING SOMEONE ELSE IN CHECK.
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  • UNITY IS KEEPING YOURSELF IN CHECK.
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  • YOU WERE CALLED TO THIS, THAT YOU MAY INHERIT A BLESSING.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO INHERIT A BLESSING?
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  • (AMEN.)
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  • NOW THE WORD OF GOD HAS WRITTEN THE INHERITED BLESSING
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  • TO YOU.
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  • AND THE WAY YOU QUALIFY FOR IT IS BY LIVING IN UNITY.
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  • UNITY BRINGS POWER AND UNITY BRINGS BOLDNESS.
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  • BECAUSE THE 1ST CENTURY CHURCH IN THE BOOK OF ACTS WAS
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  • UNIFIED, ACTS 4:31 AND 33, IT SAYS: WHEN THEY HAD PRAYED, THE
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  • PLACE WHERE THEY WERE ASSEMBLED TOGETHER WAS SHAKEN,
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  • AND THEY WERE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • AND THEY SPOKE THE WORD OF GOD WITH BOLDNESS.
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  • NOW UNDERSTAND THAT WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT PRAYER MEETING
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  • WAS NOT JUST SOMETHING THAT MADE A GOOD REVIVAL SERVICE.
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  • WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT PRAYER MEETING WAS LITERALLY A
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  • CONTRADICTION TO A DIRECT ORDER FROM ROME.
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  • THE CHURCH HAD BEEN TOLD, IF YOU PREACH JESUS ANYMORE,
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO JAIL.
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  • AND SO THE CHURCH GOT TOGETHER AND THEY HAD A PRAYER MEETING
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  • TO DECIDE WHAT THEY SHOULD DO ABOUT WHAT THE GOVERNMENT SAID.
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  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS IN ACTS 4 THAT WHEN THEY PRAYED, THE ROOM
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  • THAT THEY WERE IN SHOOK WITH THE POWER OF GOD,
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  • THEY WERE REJUVENATED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • THEY SPOKE THE WORD OF GOD WITH BOLDNESS.
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  • AND HERE'S WHAT THEY SAID: IT IS BETTER FOR US TO OBEY GOD
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  • AND OFFEND MEN.
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  • AND IT SAYS: AND THE APOSTLES SPOKE ABOUT THE RESURRECTION OF
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  • JESUS CHRIST WITH GREAT GRACE AND POWER.
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  • WHENEVER YOU'RE UNIFIED, NOT ONLY DOES THE FELLOWSHIP BRING
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  • THE PRESENCE OF GOD, BUT THE PRESENCE OF GOD BRINGS THE
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  • POWER OF GOD.
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  • THAT'S WHY EPHESIANS 4:25 SAYS: PUT AWAY LYING.
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  • LET EACH ONE OF YOU SPEAK TRUTH WITH HIS NEIGHBOR;
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  • FOR WE ARE MEMBERS OF ONE ANOTHER.
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  • SAY THAT WITH ME, WE ARE MEMBERS OF ONE ANOTHER.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU RECOGNIZE THAT WHAT THE DEVIL WANTS TO TRY AND
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  • DO IS TO DIVIDE US AS MANY WAYS AS HE CAN?
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  • AND SOMETIMES HE ACTUALLY HAS TO TRY AND DIVIDE US.
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  • MOST OF THE TIME, WE JUST DIVIDE OURSELVES.
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  • LOOKING AT THESE FOUR CHAIRS, NOT FILLING THEM WITH ANY
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  • INDIVIDUALS, HOW MANY OF YOU UNDERSTAND WHY EACH OF THE
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  • INDIVIDUALS IN THESE CHAIRS DRESS THE WAY THEY DRESS,
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  • TALK THE WAY THEY TALK, DO WHAT THEY DO?
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  • DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY THINGS DIVIDE THIS GENERATION FROM
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  • THIS GENERATION, FROM THIS GENERATION, FROM THIS
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  • GENERATION?
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  • THIS GENERATION WAS SO GLAD THAT THEY GOT TO LIVE PAST THE
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  • AGE OF THEIR PARENTS AND ENJOY GOOD THINGS.
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  • THIS GENERATION LIVED IN A TREMENDOUS TIME OF ABUNDANCE,
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  • BECAUSE IN THEIR GENERATION, ALL OF THE THINGS THAT HAD BEEN
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  • DONE IN GENERATIONS BEFORE WERE STACKED UP AND COMING THEIR
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  • WAY.
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  • THIS GENERATION GREW UP ANGRY.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHY?
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  • SEVENTY PERCENT OF THEIR DADS WERE GONE.
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  • AND THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO TALK TO THIS GENERATION.
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  • THEY KNEW HOW TO BE FRIENDS.
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  • BUT THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO BE FATHERS.
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  • AND NOW WHEN WE ALL GET IN THE HOUSE OF GOD, WE WANT TO TEAR
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  • EACH OTHER UP OVER WARDROBE AND WORSHIP SELECTION.
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  • THE PROVERBS SAY: A PERVERSE MAN SOWS STRIFE,
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  • AND A WHISPERER SEPARATES FRIENDS.
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  • ANY TIME SOMEBODY COMES UP AND THEY WANT TO WHISPER SOMETHING
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  • TO YOU ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE, UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE DOING
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  • THE WORK OF THE DEVIL IN SEPARATING FRIENDS.
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  • WHY?
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  • BECAUSE PSALMS 133 SAYS: GOD WILL BLESS UNITY.
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  • ONE OF US PUTS A THOUSAND TO FLIGHT.
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  • TWO OF US PUTS TEN THOUSAND TO FLIGHT.
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  • UNITY IS WHERE WE GET AUTHORITY.
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  • THE WORLD IS NOT AFRAID OF ONE CHRISTIAN.
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  • BUT THE WORLD IS TERRIFIED OF A HALF MILLION CHRISTIANS DOING
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  • THE SAME THING AT THE SAME TIME IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • NOT ONLY DOES IT BRING AN OUTPOURING OF HIS POWER,
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  • BUT IT BRINGS A COMPENSATION OF HIS LOVE.
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  • WHENEVER WE DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY AND WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP,
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT EACH OF THESE GENERATIONS FEEL?
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  • LOVE.
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  • THE MATURE GENERATION FEELS LOVE BECAUSE THEY'RE STILL
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  • CONNECTED TO THE BODY.
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  • THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION FEELS LOVE BECAUSE THEY'VE GOT AN
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  • INHERITANCE OF WISDOM THAT THEY CAN CALL UPON WHENEVER THEY
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  • FACE A CHALLENGE.
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  • WHENEVER THE WORLD SAYS WHAT YOU'RE INVOLVED IN ISN'T WORTH
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  • BEING CONNECTED TO, THEY SAY, THERE'S TOO MUCH TO LOSE IN
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  • ORDER FOR ME TO GO THE WAY THAT THE WORLD WANTS ME TO GO.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS: PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT ALL FEAR.
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  • AND THE PLACE WHERE YOU FIND PERFECT LOVE IS WHEN YOU DON'T
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  • HAVE TO BE A PERFECT PERSON TO RECEIVE THAT LOVE.
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  • IF THE LOVE YOU WANT TO GIVE ME REQUIRES MY PERFECTION,
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  • I'LL NEVER QUALIFY FOR THE LOVE THAT YOU HAVE.
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  • BUT IF I'M WILLING TO LOVE LIKE JESUS LOVED, THIS IS MY
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  • COMMANDMENT THAT YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU,
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  • THEN IN THAT KIND OF PERFECT LOVE, I AM WILLING TO ACCEPT
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  • THE IMPERFECTION SO THAT I CAN HELP EACH AND EVERY ONE OF
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  • THESE GENERATIONS GO WHERE GOT WANTS THEM TO BE.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS GENERATION DID REALLY WELL?
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  • THEY LISTENED.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHY THEY LISTENED REALLY WELL?
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  • THEY DIDN'T HAVE MUCH ELSE TO DO.
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  • DAD, HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU SAW A TV?
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  • PASTOR JOHN HAGEE: TEN.
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  • PASTOR MATTHEW HAGEE: TEN WAS THE FIRST TIME HE SAW A TV.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT MY KIDS TRIED TO DO ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE
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  • HOUSE TODAY?
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  • WATCH TV ON MY PHONE.
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  • DO YOU KNOW HOW UPSET I AM THAT I'VE NEVER HAD TO PULL MY
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  • CAR OVER AND SPANK MY KIDS ON THE HIGHWAY?
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • AND THE REASON THAT THAT BOTHERS ME IS BECAUSE THEY'VE
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  • GOT ALL THIS TECHNOLOGY THAT KEEPS THEM ENTERTAINED AND
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  • QUIET, AND SO THEY DON'T EVER PLAY THE, HE'S TOUCHING ME,
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  • HE'S TOUCHING ME, HE'S TOUCHING ME, HE'S TOUCHING ME.
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • JUST ONCE I WANT TO GO OLD SCHOOL AND HAVE ONE OF THOSE
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  • ROAD TRIPS WHERE THERE'S NO TECHNOLOGY WHERE WE CAN ALL BE
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  • MAD WHENEVER WE GET THERE.
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  • (LAUGHTER & APPLAUSE)
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  • BUT BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF TECHNOLOGY, IN ORDER TO LEARN,
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  • THIS GENERATION HAD TO LISTEN.
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  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • BECAUSE OF THE ABUNDANCE OF TECHNOLOGY,
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  • THIS GENERATION HAS TO LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE.
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  • THEY'RE GREAT WITH WORDS AS LONG AS THEY'RE CONNECTED TO A
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  • KEYBOARD.
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  • BUT ASK THOSE WORD TO COME OUT OF THEIR MOUTH, AND THEY DON'T
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  • HAVE MUCH TO SAY.
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  • SO DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS GENERATION COULD TEACH THIS
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  • GENERATION?
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  • HOW TO LISTEN.
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  • AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS GENERATION COULD DO IF IT WOULD
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  • LISTEN?
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  • CHANGE THE WORLD.
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  • (AMEN.)
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT ALL FEAR.
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  • THE WAY THAT A MILLENNIAL IS WILLING TO LISTEN TO A MATURE
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  • IS WHEN THE MILLENNIAL LOVES THE MATURE, AND THE MATURE
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  • LOVES THE MILLENNIAL; WHEN THEY'RE NO LONGER SUSPICIOUS OF
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  • EACH OTHER, BUT THEY RECOGNIZE THAT THEY BELONG TO THE SAME
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  • FAMILY.
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  • AND WHILE THAT FAMILY MIGHT NOT HAVE THE SAME LAST NAME, THAT
  • 00:09:40.220 --> 00:09:42.290
  • FAMILY IS ROOTED IN THE BOND, AND THE BLOOD, AND THE PRAISE
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  • OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • NOT ONLY DOES UNITY BRING A COMPENSATION OF POWER AND OF
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  • LOVE, BUT IT BRINGS SHARING.
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  • HERE'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS IN THE BOOK OF ACTS.
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  • IT SAYS: SO THEY CONTINUED DAILY WITH ONE ACCORD IN THE
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  • TEMPLE IN THE BREAKING OF BREAD, FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE.
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  • THEY ATE THEIR FOOD WITH GLADNESS AND WITH SIMPLICITY OF
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  • HEART, PRAISING GOD, HAVING FAVOR WITH MAN AND WITH THE
  • 00:10:08.260 --> 00:10:13.070
  • LORD.
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  • AND THE LORD ADDED DAILY TO THOSE WHO WERE BEING SAVED.
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  • VERSE 44 SAYS: NOW THEY ALL BELIEVED AND THEY WERE
  • 00:10:20.030 --> 00:10:23.270
  • TOGETHER, AND THEY HAD ALL THINGS IN COMMON.
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  • WHEN YOU FELLOWSHIP TOGETHER, YOU HAVE NO PROBLEM SHARING
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  • WITH EACH OTHER.
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  • MY FAMILY IS A GREAT EXAMPLE IN MY LIFE OF FELLOWSHIP.
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  • MY PARENTS WERE WILLING TO SHARE ANYTHING THAT THEY HAD
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  • WITH THEIR CHILDREN.
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  • THEY DID NOT CONSIDER POSSESSIONS TO BELONG TO ANY
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  • PERSON IN THE HOUSEHOLD, BUT THEY BELONGED TO THE ENTIRE
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  • HOUSEHOLD.
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  • AND WHEREVER THOSE POSSESSIONS WERE NEEDED, THAT'S WHERE THEY
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  • WENT.
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  • AND THEY WERE ABLE TO DO THAT BECAUSE THEY HAD LOVE.
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  • AND THEY WERE ABLE TO DO THAT BECAUSE WE WERE IN FELLOWSHIP.
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  • THE BODY OF CHRIST IS SUPPOSED TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER.
  • 00:11:01.090 --> 00:11:05.230
  • THOSE WHO HAVE ARE SUPPOSED TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE WHO NEED.
  • 00:11:05.240 --> 00:11:10.010
  • THOSE WHO NEED ARE SUPPOSED TO DO THE WORK OF THE KINGDOM SO
  • 00:11:10.020 --> 00:11:12.260
  • THAT THEY QUALIFY FOR THE THINGS THAT THEY WANT TO BE
  • 00:11:12.270 --> 00:11:15.240
  • PROVIDED.
  • 00:11:15.250 --> 00:11:17.190
  • THE BIBLE, EVEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, DID NOT PREACH
  • 00:11:17.200 --> 00:11:20.100
  • WELFARE WHERE SOMEONE WAS HANDED SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.
  • 00:11:20.110 --> 00:11:23.220
  • IT PREACHED WORK FARE, WHERE IF YOU GOT SOMETHING,
  • 00:11:23.230 --> 00:11:27.050
  • YOU DID SOMETHING IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR IT.
  • 00:11:27.060 --> 00:11:31.240
  • THAT'S WHY PAUL TOLD THE CHURCH: HE WHO DOES NOT WORK
  • 00:11:31.250 --> 00:11:34.090
  • SHOULD NOT -- WHAT?
  • 00:11:34.100 --> 00:11:35.200
  • -- EAT.
  • 00:11:35.210 --> 00:11:36.140
  • WHAT WAS HE TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:11:36.150 --> 00:11:37.200
  • HE WAS TALKING ABOUT A MEAL WHERE THE WHOLE CHURCH CAME
  • 00:11:37.210 --> 00:11:40.290
  • TOGETHER.
  • 00:11:41.000 --> 00:11:42.260
  • AND SOMEBODY JUST SHOWED UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT MEAL AND
  • 00:11:42.270 --> 00:11:45.250
  • PLOPPED THEMSELVES DOWN, AND SAID, WHERE'S MY BOWL?
  • 00:11:45.260 --> 00:11:50.230
  • PAUL SAID, IF HE DIDN'T COOK THE BEANS, IF HE DIDN'T WASH
  • 00:11:50.240 --> 00:11:54.030
  • THE POT, IF HE DIDN'T CLEAR THE TABLE, IF HE DIDN'T DO
  • 00:11:54.040 --> 00:11:56.210
  • SOMETHING WITH A MOP OR A RAG OR A TOWEL IN HIS HAND,
  • 00:11:56.220 --> 00:11:59.170
  • DON'T FEED HIM.
  • 00:11:59.180 --> 00:12:03.150
  • IT WAS WORK FARE.
  • 00:12:03.160 --> 00:12:05.230
  • WHY?
  • 00:12:05.240 --> 00:12:07.110
  • SO THEY HAD ALL THINGS IN COMMON.
  • 00:12:07.120 --> 00:12:09.280
  • THAT'S GOD'S WAY OF TAKING CARE OF THE PROBLEMS WE HAVE IN THE
  • 00:12:09.290 --> 00:12:13.040
  • COUNTRY RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:12:13.050 --> 00:12:14.040
  • DO YOU KNOW WHY THIS COUNTRY IS SUCH A MESS?
  • 00:12:14.050 --> 00:12:16.140
  • BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE ALL THINGS IN COMMON.
  • 00:12:16.150 --> 00:12:21.060
  • WE DON'T HAVE THE SAME PERSPECTIVE ABOUT WHICH WAY WE
  • 00:12:21.070 --> 00:12:23.110
  • WANT THIS COUNTRY TO GO.
  • 00:12:23.120 --> 00:12:26.050
  • PASTOR'S BEEN SAYING FOR WEEKS, "VOTE THE BIBLE."
  • 00:12:26.060 --> 00:12:28.270
  • NOW I KNOW THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE BIBLE.
  • 00:12:28.280 --> 00:12:32.090
  • BUT I'VE HEARD PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT SEVERAL CANDIDATES THAT
  • 00:12:32.100 --> 00:12:35.140
  • BACK THE ONE BIBLE.
  • 00:12:35.150 --> 00:12:38.230
  • HOW CAN THAT BE?
  • 00:12:38.240 --> 00:12:41.160
  • THE ONLY WAY THAT THAT COULD OCCUR IS IF WE DON'T HAVE ALL
  • 00:12:41.170 --> 00:12:44.250
  • THINGS IN COMMON.
  • 00:12:44.260 --> 00:12:45.280
  • WE DON'T HAVE COMMON VALUES.
  • 00:12:45.290 --> 00:12:47.020
  • WE DON'T HAVE A COMMON DIRECTION.
  • 00:12:47.030 --> 00:12:48.150
  • WE DON'T HAVE A COMMON CAUSE.
  • 00:12:48.160 --> 00:12:50.020
  • AND THE REASON THAT WE DON'T HAVE THESE THINGS IN COMMON IS
  • 00:12:50.030 --> 00:12:52.130
  • BECAUSE THE CHURCH HAS FORFEITED THE ROLE THAT GOD
  • 00:12:52.140 --> 00:12:55.060
  • WANTED US TO PLAY, AND WE'VE GIVEN THAT ROLE TO THE
  • 00:12:55.070 --> 00:12:57.190
  • GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:12:57.200 --> 00:13:00.090
  • JESUS CHRIST SAID THIS WHENEVER HE WAS ON THE EARTH:
  • 00:13:00.100 --> 00:13:03.270
  • RENDER UNTO CAESARS THAT WHICH IS CAESAR'S.
  • 00:13:03.280 --> 00:13:05.290
  • AND RENDER UNTO GOD THAT WHICH IS GOD'S.
  • 00:13:06.000 --> 00:13:09.240
  • AND PEOPLE HAVE OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD THAT VERSE AND
  • 00:13:09.250 --> 00:13:12.140
  • WHAT JESUS WAS SAYING THERE.
  • 00:13:12.150 --> 00:13:13.250
  • BUT WHAT JESUS SAID IS IF YOU WANT ROME TO BUILD YOU A ROAD,
  • 00:13:13.260 --> 00:13:19.080
  • THEN IT IS RIGHT FOR YOU TO GIVE MONEY TO ROME TO BUILD YOU
  • 00:13:19.090 --> 00:13:22.200
  • THAT ROAD.
  • 00:13:22.210 --> 00:13:24.130
  • BUT IF YOU DON'T WANT ROME TO DO ANYTHING FOR YOU, THEN DON'T
  • 00:13:24.140 --> 00:13:27.140
  • EVEN GET ON THE ROAD THAT ROME BUILT.
  • 00:13:27.150 --> 00:13:33.000
  • NOW WE, AS A SOCIETY, HAVE JUST GOTTEN ACCUSTOM TO SAYING,
  • 00:13:33.010 --> 00:13:37.020
  • IT'S THE GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY.
  • 00:13:37.030 --> 00:13:39.230
  • AND THAT'S DEAD WRONG.
  • 00:13:39.240 --> 00:13:43.020
  • THE GOVERNMENT, IN ORDER TO RUN A GOOD AND HEALTHY PUBLIC,
  • 00:13:43.030 --> 00:13:46.220
  • HAS ONE RESPONSIBILITY.
  • 00:13:46.230 --> 00:13:48.140
  • AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS?
  • 00:13:48.150 --> 00:13:50.160
  • TO PROTECT AND DEFEND, NOT EDUCATE, NOT KEEP HEALTHY,
  • 00:13:50.170 --> 00:13:59.270
  • NOT TELL YOU WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR KID'S SACK LUNCH, NOT TELL YOU
  • 00:13:59.280 --> 00:14:05.120
  • WHEN AND WHERE TO PRAY, NOT TELL YOU WHAT IS OFFENSIVE, NOT
  • 00:14:05.130 --> 00:14:10.020
  • OFFENSIVE,
  • 00:14:10.030 --> 00:14:12.180
  • NOT TELL YOU THAT YOU CAN'T HAVE MORE BULLETS THAN WHAT
  • 00:14:12.190 --> 00:14:15.090
  • YOU'VE ALREADY GOT IN YOUR GUN.
  • 00:14:15.100 --> 00:14:18.240
  • THEY ARE TO PROTECT AND DEFEND.
  • 00:14:18.250 --> 00:14:23.080
  • BUT THE MORE YOU OUTSOURCE TO THEM, THE MORE CONTROL THEY
  • 00:14:23.090 --> 00:14:25.280
  • HAVE.
  • 00:14:25.290 --> 00:14:28.170
  • AND THE REASON IT'S BEEN OUTSOURCED IS BECAUSE AMONGST
  • 00:14:28.180 --> 00:14:31.030
  • THESE GENERATIONS, THIS GENERATION SAYS,
  • 00:14:31.040 --> 00:14:36.050
  • I'LL DO IT MYSELF.
  • 00:14:36.060 --> 00:14:38.150
  • THIS GENERATION INVENTED THE WORD "WORKAHOLIC."
  • 00:14:38.160 --> 00:14:43.210
  • THEY GO 80 HOURS AT THE OFFICE BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THEY CAN
  • 00:14:43.220 --> 00:14:46.110
  • OUT WORK ANY PROBLEM THAT CAME THEIR WAY.
  • 00:14:46.120 --> 00:14:49.110
  • THESE PEOPLE, BABY BOOMERS, THEY WERE CALLED "COMPANY MEN."
  • 00:14:49.120 --> 00:14:52.080
  • HOW MANY OF YOU'VE EVER HEARD ABOUT A COMPANY MAN?
  • 00:14:52.090 --> 00:14:55.030
  • THEY STAY WITH THAT COMPANY.
  • 00:14:55.040 --> 00:14:56.130
  • THEY IDENTIFY WITH THAT COMPANY.
  • 00:14:56.140 --> 00:14:58.010
  • THEY DON'T TALK ABOUT THEMSELVES; THEY TALK ABOUT THE
  • 00:14:58.020 --> 00:14:59.270
  • COMPANY.
  • 00:14:59.280 --> 00:15:02.060
  • THIS GENERATION, GENERATION X, WE DECIDED WE WEREN'T GOING TO
  • 00:15:02.070 --> 00:15:05.160
  • BE COMPANY MEN.
  • 00:15:05.170 --> 00:15:06.110
  • WE WERE GOING TO BE SELF-MADE MEN.
  • 00:15:06.120 --> 00:15:09.130
  • AND WE WERE SELF-MADE MEN BECAUSE 70% OF US GREW UP
  • 00:15:09.140 --> 00:15:12.200
  • WITHOUT DADS.
  • 00:15:12.210 --> 00:15:14.160
  • AND MILLENNIALS, HERE THEY ARE SAYING, I WANT TO DO SOMETHING
  • 00:15:14.170 --> 00:15:19.200
  • POSITIVE, BUT I DON'T WANT TO ENDURE THE STRESS OF BEING A
  • 00:15:19.210 --> 00:15:22.290
  • SELF-MADE MAN.
  • 00:15:23.000 --> 00:15:24.060
  • AND I SURE DON'T WANT TO GIVE MYSELF TO THE COMPANY THAT'S
  • 00:15:24.070 --> 00:15:26.090
  • GOING TO OUTSOURCE ME.
  • 00:15:26.100 --> 00:15:31.020
  • AND SO THE MILLENNIAL LOOKS AT WHAT HE'S GOT AND IT'S A PILE
  • 00:15:31.030 --> 00:15:34.280
  • OF STUDENT DEBT.
  • 00:15:34.290 --> 00:15:37.190
  • NOW WHY DOES HE HAVE THAT?
  • 00:15:37.200 --> 00:15:39.290
  • BECAUSE HE COUNTED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO EDUCATE HIM.
  • 00:15:40.000 --> 00:15:43.180
  • NOW WHAT DOES THE GOVERNMENT SAY THEY'RE GOING TO DO?
  • 00:15:43.190 --> 00:15:45.220
  • WE'VE GOT ONE CANDIDATE THAT SAYS TO THIS GUY RIGHT HERE,
  • 00:15:45.230 --> 00:15:48.070
  • I'M GOING TO FORGIVE YOUR DEBT; THE GOVERNMENT'S GOING TO PAY
  • 00:15:48.080 --> 00:15:50.240
  • IT.
  • 00:15:50.250 --> 00:15:52.190
  • SO GUESS WHO THAT SOUNDS REALLY GOOD TO?
  • 00:15:52.200 --> 00:15:57.190
  • ELEVENTH PLACE, FIVE-LANE POOL.
  • 00:15:57.200 --> 00:16:00.220
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:16:01.140 --> 00:16:02.060
  • YOU KNOW WHO THAT SOUNDS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY,
  • 00:16:05.120 --> 00:16:07.200
  • REALLY BAD TO?
  • 00:16:07.210 --> 00:16:16.200
  • SO HOW DO WE OVERCOME THAT?
  • 00:16:16.210 --> 00:16:19.210
  • WE'VE GOT TO QUIT ASKING CAESAR TO SOLVE IT FOR US AND WE'VE
  • 00:16:19.220 --> 00:16:22.100
  • GOT TO SOLVE IT IN OUR OPEN HOUSE.
  • 00:16:22.110 --> 00:16:24.210
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:16:25.090 --> 00:16:29.160
  • A NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH WAS A CARING AND A SHARING CHURCH,
  • 00:16:32.130 --> 00:16:39.100
  • CARING AND SHARING.
  • 00:16:39.110 --> 00:16:43.110
  • SAY THAT WITH ME, CARING AND SHARING.
  • 00:16:43.120 --> 00:16:48.090
  • THE BIBLE SAYS IN ACTS 4:34 AND 35: NOR WAS THERE ANYONE AMONG
  • 00:16:48.100 --> 00:16:52.070
  • THEM WHO LACKED; FOR ALL WHO WERE POSSESSORS OF HOUSES AND
  • 00:16:52.080 --> 00:16:57.110
  • LANDS AND PROPERTY BROUGHT THOSE PROCEEDS AND LAID THEM AT
  • 00:16:57.120 --> 00:17:02.000
  • THE APOSTLES' FEET AND DISTRIBUTED TO AS MUCH AS WAS
  • 00:17:02.010 --> 00:17:05.190
  • NEEDED.
  • 00:17:05.200 --> 00:17:06.270
  • AND THOSE WHO GLADLY RECEIVED THIS WORD, THEY WERE BAPTIZED.
  • 00:17:06.280 --> 00:17:12.060
  • AND ABOUT 3.000 OF THEM WERE SAVED.
  • 00:17:12.070 --> 00:17:14.200
  • THAT'S ACTS 2:41.
  • 00:17:14.210 --> 00:17:16.250
  • THEN IN ACTS 4:4, IT SAYS: AND AS MANY AS HEARD AND WERE
  • 00:17:16.260 --> 00:17:20.150
  • BELIEVED, AND THE NUMBER OF THEM GREW TO ABOUT 5.000.
  • 00:17:20.160 --> 00:17:26.070
  • THE REASON THAT I BRING THOSE VERSES ABOUT THE NUMBER THAT
  • 00:17:26.080 --> 00:17:28.200
  • WERE IN THE CHURCH AND THE THINGS THAT THE CHURCH DID FOR
  • 00:17:28.210 --> 00:17:31.070
  • CARING AND SHARING IS THAT SOMETIMES WE WANT TO BELIEVE
  • 00:17:31.080 --> 00:17:34.050
  • THAT 120 CONSTITUTED THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH.
  • 00:17:34.060 --> 00:17:38.020
  • THAT'S WRONG.
  • 00:17:38.030 --> 00:17:39.020
  • A HUNDRED AND TWENTY WERE IN THE UPPER ROOM.
  • 00:17:39.030 --> 00:17:40.200
  • BUT THAT 120, IN A MATTER OF WEEKS, BECAME 5.000.
  • 00:17:40.210 --> 00:17:44.120
  • AND 5.000 PEOPLE'S NEEDS WERE MET BECAUSE THE CHURCH WAS
  • 00:17:44.130 --> 00:17:47.290
  • SHARING AND THE CHURCH WAS CARING.
  • 00:17:48.000 --> 00:17:51.130
  • SAY, PASTOR MATT, HOW DO WE SOLVE THAT PROBLEM?
  • 00:17:51.140 --> 00:17:53.230
  • WE BECOME A CARING AND SHARING CHURCH.
  • 00:17:53.240 --> 00:17:58.190
  • WE BECOME A CHURCH WHERE A MATURE, WHO GAVE HIS FIRST
  • 00:17:58.200 --> 00:18:04.260
  • TEXT MESSAGE AT 67 USING HIS IPHONE --
  • 00:18:04.270 --> 00:18:09.280
  • THAT'S WHAT I CALL ADAPTING AND OVERCOMING.
  • 00:18:09.290 --> 00:18:12.280
  • (AMEN.)
  • 00:18:12.290 --> 00:18:15.050
  • -- CAN LOOK AT A MILLENNIAL AND SAY, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW
  • 00:18:15.060 --> 00:18:18.280
  • WHAT IT TAKES TO GET ALONG FOR DECADES IN BUSINESS,
  • 00:18:18.290 --> 00:18:23.030
  • HAVE LUNCH WITH ME ONCE A WEEK.
  • 00:18:23.040 --> 00:18:26.210
  • AND THE MILLENNIAL SAYS, I'M WILLING TO HAVE LUNCH WITH YOU
  • 00:18:26.220 --> 00:18:28.260
  • BECAUSE I WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW, SO THAT IF GOD GIVES ME
  • 00:18:28.270 --> 00:18:32.160
  • THE GRACE AND YEARS TO LIVE AS LONG AS YOU LIVE,
  • 00:18:32.170 --> 00:18:35.060
  • I CAN BE SUCCESSFUL TOO.
  • 00:18:35.070 --> 00:18:39.110
  • THEY BOTH HAVE TO CARE AND THEY BOTH HAVE TO SHARE IF THE
  • 00:18:39.120 --> 00:18:43.080
  • LEVERAGE IS GOING TO BE CREATED THAT TAKES THEM FORWARD.
  • 00:18:43.090 --> 00:18:50.070
  • WITHOUT IT, WE'RE DOOMED. WE'RE DOOMED.
  • 00:18:50.080 --> 00:18:58.110
  • THE BIBLE SAYS: LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:18:58.120 --> 00:19:01.260
  • THAT LOVE IS A FULL COMMITMENT.
  • 00:19:01.270 --> 00:19:06.260
  • I'LL CLOSE WITH THIS ILLUSTRATION.
  • 00:19:06.270 --> 00:19:10.260
  • WHENEVER YOU'RE COMMITTED, YOU'RE WILLING TO GO AS FAR AS
  • 00:19:10.270 --> 00:19:16.190
  • IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THE MISSION.
  • 00:19:16.200 --> 00:19:23.080
  • WE'VE ALL HEARD OF PAUL AND SILAS.
  • 00:19:23.090 --> 00:19:26.000
  • IN ACTS 16, PAUL AND SILAS ARE ON A MISSIONARY JOURNEY.
  • 00:19:26.010 --> 00:19:29.220
  • AND WHILE ON THAT MISSIONARY JOURNEY,
  • 00:19:29.230 --> 00:19:32.080
  • THERE'S A DEMON-POSSESSED GIRL, WHO FOLLOWS THEM AROUND.
  • 00:19:32.090 --> 00:19:35.170
  • AND SHE CONTINUALLY MOCKS THEM.
  • 00:19:35.180 --> 00:19:37.130
  • AND SHE CONTINUALLY CRIES OUT AFTER THEM.
  • 00:19:37.140 --> 00:19:39.120
  • AND SHE HAS PEOPLE, WHO ARE MAKING MONEY OFF OF HER.
  • 00:19:39.130 --> 00:19:44.260
  • AND PAUL FINALLY BEING PAUL, FULLY FRUSTRATED WITH THIS
  • 00:19:44.270 --> 00:19:48.070
  • OUTLANDISH BEHAVIOR, HE TURNS AROUND AND DOES WHAT,
  • 00:19:48.080 --> 00:19:51.050
  • AS A SPIRIT-FILLED BELIEVER, HE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO DO.
  • 00:19:51.060 --> 00:19:54.130
  • HE CAST OUT THE DEMON.
  • 00:19:54.140 --> 00:19:57.030
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WHEN THE PEOPLE THAT WERE MAKING
  • 00:19:57.040 --> 00:19:59.100
  • MONEY OFF OF THAT DEMON RECOGNIZED THAT THEY COULD NO
  • 00:19:59.110 --> 00:20:02.090
  • LONGER MAKE MONEY FROM THE DEMON, THEY WENT AND THEY HAD
  • 00:20:02.100 --> 00:20:04.110
  • PAUL AND SILAS PUT IN JAIL.
  • 00:20:04.120 --> 00:20:07.170
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS PAUL AND SILAS WERE BEATEN AND THEY WERE
  • 00:20:07.180 --> 00:20:09.280
  • IMPRISONED IN THE INNER MOST PARTS OF THE PRISON.
  • 00:20:09.290 --> 00:20:12.070
  • NOW THE INNER MOST PARTS OF A ROMAN PRISON IS NOT A HOLIDAY
  • 00:20:12.080 --> 00:20:15.210
  • INN.
  • 00:20:15.220 --> 00:20:17.280
  • IT IS A TERRIBLE PLACE TO BE.
  • 00:20:17.290 --> 00:20:20.270
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS: BUT AT MIDNIGHT, THEY WERE SINGING AND
  • 00:20:20.280 --> 00:20:23.100
  • THEY WERE PRAYING HYMNS.
  • 00:20:23.110 --> 00:20:24.220
  • AND WE ALL KNOW THAT THE ANGEL OF THE LORD CAME.
  • 00:20:24.230 --> 00:20:27.050
  • AND THE WALLS OF THE PRISON CAME DOWN.
  • 00:20:27.060 --> 00:20:28.220
  • AND THE CHAINS CAME OFF.
  • 00:20:28.230 --> 00:20:29.290
  • AND PAUL AND SILAS WALKED OUT, AND NOT ONLY WERE THEY FREE,
  • 00:20:30.000 --> 00:20:33.020
  • BUT THEY HAD CONVERTED THE ROMAN CENTURION WHO WAS TAKING
  • 00:20:33.030 --> 00:20:35.140
  • CARE OF THE PRISON, BECAUSE HE ASKED THE QUESTION:
  • 00:20:35.150 --> 00:20:37.200
  • WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?
  • 00:20:37.210 --> 00:20:40.130
  • BUT THE REASON THAT I WANT TO POINT THIS STORY OUT IN
  • 00:20:40.140 --> 00:20:42.130
  • CONCLUSION IS BECAUSE IT TELLS US, NOT ONLY ABOUT THE POWER OF
  • 00:20:42.140 --> 00:20:45.040
  • GOD THAT WAS IN THE EARLY CHURCH, BUT IT TELLS US ABOUT
  • 00:20:45.050 --> 00:20:47.140
  • THE UNITY AND THE COMMITMENT THAT THERE WAS BETWEEN
  • 00:20:47.150 --> 00:20:49.200
  • GENERATIONS.
  • 00:20:49.210 --> 00:20:51.270
  • BECAUSE HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE HEARD OF PAUL AND SILAS IN THE
  • 00:20:51.280 --> 00:20:54.240
  • SAME SENTENCE BEFORE?
  • 00:20:54.250 --> 00:20:57.190
  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD ASSUME THAT PAUL AND SILAS WERE OLD
  • 00:20:57.200 --> 00:21:00.150
  • BUDDIES FROM WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY BACK WHEN?
  • 00:21:00.160 --> 00:21:04.040
  • PAUL GOT A CALL TO GO ON A MISSIONARY TRIP.
  • 00:21:04.050 --> 00:21:05.270
  • HE SAID, I'M GOING TO CALL UP MY BOY SI BECAUSE I AIN'T SEEN
  • 00:21:05.280 --> 00:21:07.230
  • HIM IN A WHILE.
  • 00:21:07.240 --> 00:21:09.100
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:21:09.280 --> 00:21:10.170
  • BUT WHENEVER YOU READ THE BOOK OF ACTS AND YOU LOOK IN THE
  • 00:21:11.240 --> 00:21:15.130
  • PREVIOUS CHAPTER, ACTS 15, IT SAYS:
  • 00:21:15.140 --> 00:21:18.220
  • AND PAUL CHOSE SILAS AND DEPARTED.
  • 00:21:18.230 --> 00:21:24.060
  • SILAS ONLY KNEW PAUL FOR ABOUT 20 VERSES.
  • 00:21:24.070 --> 00:21:29.280
  • AND PAUL GOT HIM THROWN IN JAIL.
  • 00:21:29.290 --> 00:21:32.190
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:21:33.090 --> 00:21:34.030
  • NOW HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE A NEW APPRECIATE FOR SILAS'S
  • 00:21:35.230 --> 00:21:38.060
  • COMMITMENT?
  • 00:21:38.070 --> 00:21:40.170
  • BECAUSE I GUARANTEE YOU IF PAUL WOULD HAVE CHOSEN MATTHEW, AND
  • 00:21:40.180 --> 00:21:45.190
  • THE ROMANS SHOWED UP AND SAID, "PAUL, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE YOU
  • 00:21:45.200 --> 00:21:48.120
  • TO PRISON," MATTHEW WOULD HAVE SAID, "UM, PAUL, I'M GOING TO
  • 00:21:48.130 --> 00:21:52.110
  • GO TELL THE OTHERS WHERE YOU ARE --
  • 00:21:52.120 --> 00:21:54.150
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:21:55.050 --> 00:21:56.080
  • -- BECAUSE I'VE GOT TO GET HOME, PAUL."
  • 00:21:57.050 --> 00:21:59.050
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:21:59.250 --> 00:22:00.180
  • "IF YOU'LL DROP ME A PIN, I'LL KNOW RIGHT WHERE YOUR GPS IS,
  • 00:22:01.260 --> 00:22:05.230
  • AND I'LL COME FIND YOU, MAN."
  • 00:22:05.240 --> 00:22:07.280
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:22:08.140 --> 00:22:09.030
  • BUT BECAUSE THEY WERE UNIFIED AND BECAUSE THEY LOVED ONE
  • 00:22:12.100 --> 00:22:14.250
  • ANOTHER, AND BECAUSE THEIR COMMON GOAL WAS TO SEE
  • 00:22:14.260 --> 00:22:18.140
  • JESUS CHRIST DECLARED, BECAUSE THEY HAD THIS CONCEPT OF PERFECT
  • 00:22:18.150 --> 00:22:23.120
  • LOVE THAT CAST OUT ALL FEAR, THEY SAID, AS LONG AS WE'RE
  • 00:22:23.130 --> 00:22:29.030
  • TOGETHER IN FELLOWSHIP AND THAT FELLOWSHIP IS CONNECTED WITH
  • 00:22:29.040 --> 00:22:32.200
  • THE BOND OF JESUS CHRIST, EVEN IF WE GO INTO THE INNER MOST
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  • PARTS OF THE PRISON, BECAUSE THAT'S THE PLACE WHERE GOD'S
  • 00:22:37.160 --> 00:22:41.150
  • KIDS WHERE FELLOWSHIPING AND THAT'S WHERE HIS POWER IS,
  • 00:22:41.160 --> 00:22:45.050
  • IT'S BETTER FOR US TO BE IN THAT PRISON CELL TOGETHER THAN FOR
  • 00:22:45.060 --> 00:22:49.220
  • US TO BE IN THE MOST COMFORTABLE PLACES ON EARTH
  • 00:22:49.230 --> 00:22:53.130
  • APART.
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  • JESUS SAID OF THE CHURCH IN REVELATION 2,
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  • HE SAYS, I HAVE THIS AGAINST YOU,
  • 00:22:59.210 --> 00:23:02.260
  • YOU HAVE LOST YOUR FIRST LOVE.
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  • LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU.
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  • CHURCH, WE ARE HEADED FOR DESPERATE DAYS.
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  • THERE'S NO EASY WAY TO SAY THAT.
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  • AND THE ONLY WAY THAT WE CAN GET THROUGH THOSE DESPERATE
  • 00:23:22.120 --> 00:23:24.290
  • DAYS IS IF WE GET THROUGH THEM UNIFIED IN ONE ACCORD,
  • 00:23:25.000 --> 00:23:30.120
  • CARING AND SHARING, AND LOVING EACH OTHER THE WAY THAT THE
  • 00:23:30.130 --> 00:23:34.220
  • 1ST CENTURY CHRISTIANS DID.
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  • IF THEY DID IT, AND GOD USED THEM TO TURN THE WORLD UPSIDE
  • 00:23:37.200 --> 00:23:41.010
  • DOWN, WHEN WE DO IT, GOD WILL USE US TO TURN THE WORLD RIGHT
  • 00:23:41.020 --> 00:23:46.070
  • SIDE UP.
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  • GIVE THE LORD A HANDCLAP OF PRAISE.
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  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:23:50.050 --> 00:23:53.230
  • WOULD YOU HAD STAND TO YOUR FEET?
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  • HEAVENLY FATHER, I THANK YOU BECAUSE YOUR WORD IS ALIVE AND
  • 00:23:56.270 --> 00:24:02.260
  • IS POWERFUL.
  • 00:24:02.270 --> 00:24:05.120
  • I THANK YOU BECAUSE IT DOES NOT GET SPOKEN IN VAIN AND IT DOES
  • 00:24:05.130 --> 00:24:09.100
  • NOT RETURN VOID.
  • 00:24:09.110 --> 00:24:11.270
  • I THANK YOU BECAUSE YOU CAN BUILD BRIDGES WHERE WE HAVE PUT
  • 00:24:11.280 --> 00:24:15.080
  • UP WALLS.
  • 00:24:15.090 --> 00:24:17.260
  • YOU CAN UNIFY THOSE WHO WILL LOVE JESUS CHRIST FIRST,
  • 00:24:17.270 --> 00:24:23.100
  • AND THEN LOVE OTHERS AS YOU HAVE LOVED US.
  • 00:24:23.110 --> 00:24:26.260
  • I PRAY, HEAVENLY FATHER, FOR AN ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO
  • 00:24:26.270 --> 00:24:30.150
  • COME UPON THE CONGREGATION IN DAYS TO COME IN WHICH
  • 00:24:30.160 --> 00:24:34.190
  • GENERATIONAL, CULTURAL, AND EVERY FORM OF PREJUDICIAL
  • 00:24:34.200 --> 00:24:39.250
  • BARRIER IS BROKEN, IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS.
  • 00:24:39.260 --> 00:24:45.020
  • DIVISION IS NOT WELCOME IN THIS HOUSE, BECAUSE THIS IS THE
  • 00:24:45.030 --> 00:24:49.180
  • HOUSE OF THE LIVING GOD BUILT UPON HIS WORD,
  • 00:24:49.190 --> 00:24:54.030
  • BOUGHT BY HIS BLOOD, ESTABLISHED UPON HIS NAME.
  • 00:24:54.040 --> 00:25:00.150
  • SO WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS, LET THERE BE FREEDOM TO
  • 00:25:00.160 --> 00:25:03.090
  • LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:25:03.100 --> 00:25:05.100
  • WHERE THE POWER OF GOD IS, LET THE CHAINS OF SIN BE BROKEN.
  • 00:25:05.110 --> 00:25:11.050
  • AND WHERE THE LOVE OF GOD IS, LET THOSE WHO ARE HURTING AND
  • 00:25:11.060 --> 00:25:14.230
  • LOST, FIND THE RISEN SAVIOR.
  • 00:25:14.240 --> 00:25:18.140
  • FATHER, WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO THE VISION OF THE CHURCH
  • 00:25:18.150 --> 00:25:22.220
  • TO SHARE, TO CARE, AND TO WITH GREAT GRACE AND BOLDNESS,
  • 00:25:22.230 --> 00:25:28.030
  • DECLARE JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:28.040 --> 00:25:30.130
  • FOR WE ARE NOT ASHAMED OF HIS GOSPEL.
  • 00:25:30.140 --> 00:25:33.200
  • THIS WE ASK, IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:25:33.210 --> 00:25:36.160
  • AND THIS WE RECEIVE IN FAITH BELIEVING.
  • 00:25:36.170 --> 00:25:39.020
  • AND ALL OF GOD'S CHILDREN SAID, PRAISE THE LORD.
  • 00:25:39.030 --> 00:25:41.100
  • (PRAISE THE LORD.)
  • 00:25:41.110 --> 00:25:42.060
  • GIVE THE LORD A HANDCLAP OF PRAISE.
  • 00:25:42.070 --> 00:25:43.270
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:25:44.120 --> 00:25:48.250
  • WE PRAY THAT THIS MESSAGE
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  • HAS BLESSED YOU.
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  • TO OWN A COPY OF THIS SERMON
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  • CALL 1-800-854-9899,
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  • MUSIC
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  • THE "LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE
  • 00:26:08.250 --> 00:26:11.250
  • LOVED YOU" DVD OFFERS A UNIQUE
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  • LOOK INTO PASTOR HAGEE'S
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  • CHILDHOOD.
  • 00:26:14.210 --> 00:26:15.290
  • PASTOR JOHN HAGEE: THAT'S WHEN
  • 00:26:15.290 --> 00:26:17.100
  • THE WAR STARTED BETWEEN MY
  • 00:26:17.100 --> 00:26:19.040
  • FATHER AND I.
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  • LISTEN AS FATHER AND SON,
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  • RECALL MEMORIES THAT HELPED
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  • SHAPE BOTH MEN.
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  • PASTOR MATTHEW HAGEE: HE WOULD
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  • LOOK YOU IN THE EYE AND HE
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  • WOULD SAY, "SON,
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  • IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO
  • 00:26:26.240 --> 00:26:28.280
  • KNOW ABOUT?"
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  • THIS DVD INCLUDES PASTOR MATT'S
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  • INSIGHTFUL TEACHINGS ON
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  • RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PARENTS
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  • AND THEIR TEENS.
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  • WITH A GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT,
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  • THIS DVD COULD BE YOURS TODAY.
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  • OR VISIT US AT JHM.ORG.
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  • KENDAL HAGEE: THANK YOU
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  • FOR JOINING US HERE
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  • ON THE NETWORK.
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  • WE HOPE YOU WERE BLESSED
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  • WITH THE MESSAGE.
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  • PASTOR MATT HAGEE: YOU KNOW
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  • REGARDLESS OF WHAT DEMOGRAPHIC
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  • YOU REPRESENT,
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  • REGARDLESS OF WHAT GENERATION
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  • YOU WERE BORN IN,
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  • WHETHER YOU'RE A MATURE
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  • OR A MILLENNIAL,
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  • WHETHER YOU REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS
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  • LIKE TO SEE MODEL T'S
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  • IN THE STREET,
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  • OR YOU USE THE INTERNET
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  • ON AN HOURLY BASIS,
  • 00:27:03.280 --> 00:27:05.230
  • YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER
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  • TO ANOTHER GENERATION.
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  • REMEMBER WHAT JESUS SAID,
  • 00:27:09.040 --> 00:27:10.180
  • "THIS IS MY COMMANDMENT
  • 00:27:10.180 --> 00:27:11.180
  • THAT YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER."
  • 00:27:11.180 --> 00:27:13.060
  • WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU
  • 00:27:13.060 --> 00:27:14.140
  • AGAIN VERY SOON.
  • 00:27:14.140 --> 00:27:16.030
  • PASTOR JOHN HAGEE: THIS
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  • TELECAST HAS BEEN BROUGHT
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  • TO YOU IN ITS ENTIRETY
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  • BY THE FAITHFUL SUPPORT
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  • OF SALT COVENANT PARTNERS
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  • WITH THIS MINISTRY.
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  • THANK YOU, PARTNERS,
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  • FOR YOUR FAITHFUL SUPPORT.
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