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August 22, 2020
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Joyful, joyful,we adore you ♪
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  • ♪ God of glory,Lord of love ♪
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  • ♪ Hearts unfold likeflow'rs before you ♪
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  • ♪ op'ning to the sun above ♪
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  • ♪ Melt the cloudsof sin and sadness ♪
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  • ♪ drive the darkof doubt away ♪
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  • ♪ Giver of immortal gladness,fill us with the light of day ♪
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  • ♪ Amen,Amen ♪
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  • ♪ Amen! ♪
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  • Bobby Schuller: This is the daythe Lord has made.
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  • We will rejoice and be gladin it, good morning.
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  • And we're so gladyou're joining us today.
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  • Unfortunately, Hannah isn't withme because she had dental
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  • surgery, and she's not feelinggreat, but Haven will be
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  • assisting in worship today,along with Tim.
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  • But Haven, hi.
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  • Haven Schuller: Hi.
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  • Bobby Schuller: You want to saygood morning to everybody
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  • at home?
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  • Haven Schuller: Good morning.
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  • Thank you for joining us todayand thank you for being here
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  • with us.
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  • God loves you and so do I. BobbySchuller: Amen, and let's begin
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  • this morning with a wordof prayer.
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  • Father, we thank you so muchand we love you.
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  • God, we just ask for so manypeople who right now are going
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  • just through a very tough time,a lot of people are missing
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  • loved ones, missing friends,missing church, missing a lot of
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  • the fun things they used to do,help us to have a sense of peace
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  • and even joy.
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  • Help us to even find new ways tohave fun during this
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  • challenging time.
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  • Pray for everybody who struggleswith health issues and all those
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  • other things.
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  • We just pray that your HolySpirit would do a good thing.
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  • Lord, we love you.
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  • It's in Jesus's namewe pray, amen.
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  • Haven Schuller: Turn around andshake the hand of the person
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  • next to you, or a cat,or dog, or fish, and say,
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  • "God loves you and so do I."
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  • Bobby Schuller: God loves youand so do I, thanks Haven.
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  • male announcer: As"Hour of Power" continues
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  • Bobby Schuller: For 50 years,"Hour of Power" has been sharing
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  • the joy of the Lordthrough Word and song,
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  • and it's because of generouspeople like you
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  • Today, we really need yourfinancial support to help
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  • With the ongoing challengesof the COVID-19 pandemic,
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  • we're really livingin an uncertain time,
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  • and the message of hopewe proclaim is needed now
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  • Please prayerfully considersupporting this ministry
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  • so we can keep sendingthe good news of Jesus Christ
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  • around the world.
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  • Thank you and rememberas always,
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  • God loves you and so do we.
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  • Haven Schuller: Exodus 32:11-14,"But Moses sought the favor of
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  • the Lord his God.
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  • 'Lord,' he said, 'why shouldyour anger burn against your
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  • people to whom you brought outof Egypt with great power and a
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  • mighty hand?
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  • Why would the Egyptians say, "Itwas with evil that he brought
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  • them out, to kill them in themountains and wipe them off the
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  • face of the earth?"
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  • Turn from your fierce anger,relent, and do not bring
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  • disaster on your people.
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  • Remember your servants, Abraham,Isaac, and Israel, to whom you
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  • swore by your own self, "I willmake your descendants as
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  • numerous as the stars in thesky; and I will give your
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  • descendants all the land Ipromised them, and It will be
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  • their inheritance forever."'
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  • Then the Lord relented and didnot bring on his people the
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  • disaster he had threatened."
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  • Amen.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • male announcer: Sheila Walsh isan author, teacher, and speaker,
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  • who has shared her storyall over the world.
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  • Her powerful messages haveimpacted countless lives through
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  • her books and teachings.
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  • She also co-hosts the program,"Life Today," with James and
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  • Betty Robison.
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  • Her newest book, "PrayingWoman," has a practical look at
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  • how to pray in the mostchallenging seasons of life and
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  • how our prayers do not have tobe perfect.
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  • Please welcome Sheila Walsh.
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  • Bobby Schuller: Sheila,hi, welcome.
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  • It's so good to see you.
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  • How are you?
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  • Sheila Walsh: I am great, and Ijust adore your little girl.
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  • Bobby Schuller: Oh, thanks.
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  • I adore her too.
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  • This is such a cool thingfor me.
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  • I don't know if I've told youthis before.
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  • You've interviewed me twice, butI've been interviewed by a lot
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  • of people, but you're myfavorite person to interview me.
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  • So I always felt like you wereso gracious and really
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  • understood the message, andyou're just such a gifted
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  • interviewer that I'm almost,like, a little nervous
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  • interviewing you.
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  • Sheila Walsh: You know, I--thank you, that is a great
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  • compliment, but I feel whenpeople--particularly when we
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  • used to fly places, when theyfly in to do an interview, I
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  • always thought the least I coulddo is read your book.
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  • Bobby Schuller: Yeah, you have abook coming out called
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  • "Praying Women" that I think isjust such an awesome testament.
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  • And but before we get to that,tell people a little bit about
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  • you and about your ministry, andwho is Sheila Walsh.
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  • Sheila Walsh: That's a greatquestion, Pastor Bobbie,
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  • and really I see my lifein two halves.
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  • You know, I was born on the WestCoast of Scotland, grew up there
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  • with the Christian family,which is really unusual.
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  • But when I was five years old,my father had a massive brain
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  • injury and eventually took hisown life, and it left a
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  • devastating impact on my life.
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  • So even when I became aChristian, I thought, You" know,
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  • I have a second chance now.
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  • I now have a Heavenly Father, soif my earthly father seemed to
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  • hate me, I need to be goodenough so that my Heavenly
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  • Father will neverstop loving "me.
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  • When I was in my mid-30s, thatall collapsed and I ended up in
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  • a psychiatric hospital.
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  • And it was one of God's greatestgifts to me 'cause I discovered
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  • the truth of Psalm 34, "The Lordis close to the brokenhearted
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  • and saves those whoare crushed in spirit."
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  • So now, my whole passion is forbroken people, to let them know
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  • that that's where the lightshines in.
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  • Bobby Schuller: You know,it's so interesting that you
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  • mentioned that because now Ithink is a major crisis for
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  • mental health and there is stillsuch a stigma around that.
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  • Like, so for example, if someonewho's a godly woman, you know,
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  • ended up, you know, in thesituation that you were in, she
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  • would feel humiliated,embarrassed, you know?
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  • It'd be difficult to talk aboutit in the moment.
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  • We really shouldn't feel that,right, because it's just like
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  • any other illness, right?
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  • And what do you say--I mean, Iknow, we're going a little off
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  • the reservation here, but I justwant--I really want people to
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  • see that God was able to usethat brokenness for you,
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  • wasn't he?
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  • I mean, that really launched somuch of your ministry.
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  • Sheila Walsh: Well, it changedhow I saw people too, because
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  • I--you know, when you've hadyour eyes washed a second time,
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  • as it were, you see peoplenot as shapes,
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  • or "Here's a Scripture for you."
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  • You see them as real people whoneed a real God.
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  • And I think I consider it aprivilege to be able to say to
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  • others, "Listen, I've beendiagnosed with a mental illness.
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  • I take my medication every day.
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  • And you can survive this,you know?"
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  • This is not--you don't say tosomebody who wears glasses,
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  • Well, where is your faith?
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  • You say, "Here's your glasses."
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  • Bobby Schuller:What a great answer.
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  • I love that.It's super.
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  • Well, let's get to your book.
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  • "Praying Women" is sucha wonderful work.
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  • I'm so glad you wrote this book.
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  • And it's a bit of a departurefor you, though, isn't it?
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  • Tell people at home sort of whatinspired you to write this book.
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  • Sheila Walsh: I never actuallyintended to publish this book.
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  • This was a personal two years ofstudy, 'cause I thought, "Lord,
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  • the area of my life that feelsweakest is prayer."
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  • I love to study a Word.I love to speak.
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  • I love television.
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  • I love all of that, but I reallythink I stink at prayer.
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  • So it was really two years ofstudying, and then one night I
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  • threw out a question on myFacebook page and said, "Okay
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  • girls, the word 'prayer,' whatcomes to mind?
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  • And don't say what you thinkyou're supposed to say.
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  • Say what's really true."
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  • And they said things like,"I get distracted.
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  • You know, "I'm prayingand I think, 'Did I defrost
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  • the chicken?"'
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  • Or "I get bored."
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  • Or "What's the point of prayingif God already knows when he's
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  • gonna do?"
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  • So I realized that many of usshare this, and then I read this
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  • great quote from John Bunyan,"It's better to have a heart
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  • without words than wordswithout a heart."
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  • God is not looking for ourperfection.
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  • He just wants our presence.
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  • Bobby Schuller: And that'sreally so much what the book is
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  • about, right?
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  • It's just having that heart forGod, just loving him with all
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  • your heart, and all your soul,and all your strength.
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  • Don't you think people get toocaught up on the minutia,
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  • the mechanics?
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  • Am I saying the right words?
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  • You kinda talk a bit about thatas well.
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  • Sheila Walsh: Absolutely, andit's not about the right words.
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  • In fact, at the moment, duringthis whole COVID crisis we've
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  • been going through, you know,most of my events have been
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  • cancelled and I've found myselfstruggling a bit.
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  • So every morning, I go outsideand I read a psalm out loud.
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  • It's so good for my ears to hearwhat my eyes are reading and
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  • declaring what's true no matterhow I feel.
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  • And then I raise my arms, andit's not even so much, Bobby, as
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  • an act of worship, it's more anact of utter dependence on the
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  • God who meets us exactly wherewe are.
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  • Bobby Schuller: What do youthink someone can do today?
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  • We have a lot of people who arenot Christians or have just
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  • become Christians and are tryingto, like, sort this out, and
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  • it's a difficult time duringCOVID when you can't be in
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  • a church.
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  • And what do you say to someonewho's never really prayed in the
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  • way you're saying?
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  • Like, maybe they've said the"Our Father," or they come from
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  • a Catholic background, or theyhave some rehearsed thing.
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  • What do you tell someone, somemom or somebody who really wants
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  • to pray, but she doesn't knowwhat to do?
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  • What's the best way to start.
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  • Sheila Walsh: Well, you know,there's a psalm that I love.
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  • Psalm 62 says, "Pour out yourheart to him, for God is
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  • our refuge."
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  • And I say just start where youare, just like, "Hey God,
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  • it's Sheila.
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  • I don't knowwhat's going on here.
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  • I hear you love me.
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  • Help me to understand that."
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  • And don't think you have to saythe right nice words.
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  • If you read through the Psalms,sometimes David is mad.
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  • Sometimes he's distressed.
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  • You bring all of who you are,because that's how you're loved,
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  • all of you.
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  • Bobby Schuller: Yeah, a lot ofpeople I think sometimes are
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  • worried when they pray.
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  • They're afraid of God.
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  • And actually I think in someways that's a good thing because
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  • they feel, you know, respect.
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  • They believe God has the powerto make a change.
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  • But in the same way, we want tojust go--it's like, say
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  • whatever is inyour heart, right?
  • 00:14:46.435 --> 00:14:47.736
  • That's what you're sayingthroughout your whole book.
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  • Just pour yourself out beforethe Lord and watch.
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  • He'll respond.
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  • Prayer really does makea difference, I mean.
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  • Sheila Walsh: Yeah, for me,Christ modeled it perfectly
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  • because the only time in the NewTestament that Jesus uses the
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  • most intimate term, "Abba,""Daddy," is when he's in the
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  • greatest agony.
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  • That if you're in pain at themoment, if you don't know how
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  • you're gonna pay your bills,will your kids go to school,
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  • come and tell God everything.
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  • Pour out your whole heart.
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  • Bobby Schuller: Yeah, and thefunny thing is when he says
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  • that, he's asking God to notsend him to the cross.
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  • "Abba, take this cup away fromme," you know?
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  • It's okay for him to say, "Lord,I don't want this.
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  • I don't like being here.
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  • I'm being obedient to you," butyou almost feel like he's sad
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  • or angry.
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  • It's okay to be angry at God,right?
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  • Like David, as you said.
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  • Sheila Walsh: I believe to thelevel where we're willing to be
  • 00:15:35.284 --> 00:15:37.219
  • honest with God is an indicationof how much we actually
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  • trust him.
  • 00:15:40.289 --> 00:15:41.623
  • If you think you have to be toocareful with God, your picture's
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  • too small.
  • 00:15:44.493 --> 00:15:45.794
  • He is big enough to handle allof who you are.
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  • Bobby Schuller: Well, for all--everybody out there, I mean,
  • 00:15:48.597 --> 00:15:51.133
  • I'm not a woman,but I love this book.
  • 00:15:51.166 --> 00:15:52.568
  • And for--this book is called"Praying Women" by Sheila Walsh,
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  • and I wanna encourage everybody,this is a great time to grow in
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  • your prayer life.
  • 00:15:59.742 --> 00:16:01.043
  • Last week, I talked about,"Become today the person
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  • you need to be tomorrow."
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  • Prayer is at the heart of that.
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  • And Sheila, we arejust so grateful
  • 00:16:06.448 --> 00:16:07.750
  • that you wrote this book,thank you so, so much.
  • 00:16:07.783 --> 00:16:09.551
  • You're gonna helpa lot of people grow
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  • in their prayer life.
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  • Sheila Walsh: Thank you,Pastor Bobby.
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  • I appreciate it.
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  • Bobby Schuller: Thank youfor joining us today.
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  • Stay safe out there.We love you.
  • 00:16:17.459 --> 00:16:18.761
  • Sheila Walsh: You too.
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  • Bobby Schuller: Bye Sheila,thanks.
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  • ♪ Oh, God,I need it every day ♪
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  • ♪ makes me wanna change ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, God,I need it every day ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, God,I need it every day ♪
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  • ♪ makes me wanna change ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, God,I need it every day ♪
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  • ♪ It's the only thingthat ever really ♪
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  • ♪ makes me wanna change ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, your forgivenessis like sweet ♪
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  • ♪ sweet honey on my lips ♪
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  • ♪ It's like the soundof a symphony ♪
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  • ♪ Your forgivenessis like sweet ♪
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  • ♪ Strength will riseas we wait upon the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ We will waitupon the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ Strength will riseas we wait upon the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ We will waitupon the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ Our God,you reign forever ♪
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  • ♪ Our hope,our strong deliverer ♪
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  • ♪ You comfort thosein need ♪
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  • ♪ You are the everlasting God ♪
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  • ♪ the everlasting God ♪
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  • ♪ the everlasting God ♪
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  • ♪ the everlasting ♪
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  • ♪ Strength will riseas we wait upon the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ wait upon the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ We will wait uponthe Lord ♪
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  • ♪ Strength will riseas we wait upon the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ wait upon the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ We will waitupon the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ To the everlasting God ♪
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  • ♪ And he will lift us upon wings like eagles ♪♪
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  • Bobby Schuller: Well, for thoseof you who are at home
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  • or wherever you are,would you stand with me?
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  • We're going to say this creedtogether as we do every
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  • single week.
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  • Hold your hands out like this asa way of receiving from the Lord
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  • and let's say this together.
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  • I'm not what I do.I'm not what I have.
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  • I'm not what peoplesay about me.
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  • I am the beloved of God.
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  • It's who I am.
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  • No one can take it from me.
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  • I don't have to worry.I don't have to hurry.
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  • I can trust my friend Jesus andshare his love with the world.
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  • Thanks, you can be seated.
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  • Well, today I just wanna beginby saying how thankful I am for
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  • the cross.
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  • Aren't you?
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  • Aren't you so grateful thatChrist gave his life on the
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  • cross that we could be redeemed;that we could come before the
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  • throne of God, not justforgiven, put completely loved,
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  • and favored, and adored; thatGod sees us as the righteousness
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  • of Christ.
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  • By grace through faith, we cancome boldly before God's throne.
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  • I'm so grateful for that and I'mgrateful that the cross in the
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  • way it's experienced is not justa one time event, but it's
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  • something that continues to pourout grace so that when I mess
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  • up, when I feel guilty aboutsomething I've done, that maybe
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  • I'm not where I want to be inlife or maybe I struggle with
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  • certain things, that I know thatGod continues to say, "My son--"
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  • to you he says, "My son,my daughter, keep going.
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  • I forgive you, I love you,I'm on your side, I'm for you,
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  • I'm with you, we are going toget you to your destiny."
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  • I'm so grateful that the crossis always doing that for us.
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  • And we all know that asChristians and we believe that.
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  • The reason I want to start thereis because today, you know, I
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  • want to talk about what it meansto love people that are
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  • sometimes hard to love, and alsowhat it means to love and
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  • forgive people, even strangers,when they're disrespectful, or
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  • people that are on the road, orat the grocery store; to always
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  • be a representative of God'sforgiveness; that we remember,
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  • "Man, God has forgiven meof so much."
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  • I have friends and family in mylife who've forgiven me
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  • of so much.
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  • I can have gracefor this person.
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  • I can be different than the restof the world, who's always gonna
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  • give them, you know, at best acold shoulder, at worst is gonna
  • 00:28:57.285 --> 00:29:00.588
  • lash out, and harm them, andscream at them.
  • 00:29:00.622 --> 00:29:03.224
  • I'm not gonna be like that.
  • 00:29:03.258 --> 00:29:05.426
  • I'm gonna do my best to be likeChrist, where I'm willing to
  • 00:29:05.460 --> 00:29:09.030
  • love people who hate me.
  • 00:29:09.063 --> 00:29:11.199
  • I'm willing to be kind to peoplewho are rude.
  • 00:29:11.232 --> 00:29:14.769
  • I know I'm going to say theright--you know, the truth,
  • 00:29:14.803 --> 00:29:18.473
  • and sometimes I'mgoing to be angry.
  • 00:29:18.506 --> 00:29:20.508
  • At the end of the day, I'm gonnado my best to love my neighbor
  • 00:29:20.542 --> 00:29:24.612
  • with all my heart, and to reachout to hurting people, and to
  • 00:29:24.646 --> 00:29:28.983
  • let people know that they areloved, even in a world that's
  • 00:29:29.017 --> 00:29:32.187
  • grown cold towards them.
  • 00:29:32.220 --> 00:29:35.156
  • Man, I was talking to a friendthe other day on the phone and
  • 00:29:35.190 --> 00:29:37.992
  • she just put it right.
  • 00:29:38.026 --> 00:29:39.327
  • She said, "Everybody in theworld today is on edge."
  • 00:29:39.360 --> 00:29:42.730
  • Doesn't it feel that way?
  • 00:29:42.764 --> 00:29:44.065
  • It just feels like everybody'son edge.
  • 00:29:44.098 --> 00:29:46.034
  • It doesn't matter what the issueis, whether it's politics,
  • 00:29:46.067 --> 00:29:50.004
  • coronavirus, what color, youknow, shirt I should wear, where
  • 00:29:50.038 --> 00:29:54.742
  • we're going to eat tonight, orwhat we're going to eat tonight,
  • 00:29:54.776 --> 00:29:57.345
  • people are on edge.
  • 00:29:57.378 --> 00:29:59.514
  • There's, like, this thing wherewe feel 20% more angry, or 20%
  • 00:29:59.547 --> 00:30:04.719
  • nervous, or 20% frustrated.
  • 00:30:04.752 --> 00:30:07.355
  • Everything feels more intense.
  • 00:30:07.388 --> 00:30:10.758
  • One of the places you see it themost is on the road.
  • 00:30:10.792 --> 00:30:13.761
  • I was talking to Hannah theother day and I'm like, "Is
  • 00:30:13.795 --> 00:30:15.763
  • everybody driving 90 miles anhour on the freeway constantly?"
  • 00:30:15.797 --> 00:30:18.933
  • I'm like, "What is going on?"
  • 00:30:18.967 --> 00:30:21.336
  • Here in the greater Los Angelesarea and Orange County, we have
  • 00:30:21.369 --> 00:30:24.906
  • two big arteries, the 405 andthe 5 that, you know, have
  • 00:30:24.939 --> 00:30:28.243
  • multiple lanes and millions ofpeople drive on them every year.
  • 00:30:28.276 --> 00:30:32.213
  • And you know, when there'straffic now and there rarely is,
  • 00:30:32.247 --> 00:30:36.184
  • people are cutting each otheroff and screaming.
  • 00:30:36.217 --> 00:30:38.119
  • Now, this used to happen, right,but it's like 10 times more.
  • 00:30:38.152 --> 00:30:41.556
  • Maybe it's just me, but I feellike everybody is angry, whether
  • 00:30:41.589 --> 00:30:45.226
  • it's on the road or at thegrocery store.
  • 00:30:45.260 --> 00:30:48.663
  • I saw the other day two men infront of a Starbucks screaming
  • 00:30:48.696 --> 00:30:52.867
  • at each other.
  • 00:30:52.901 --> 00:30:54.235
  • I don't know what it was about.
  • 00:30:54.269 --> 00:30:55.570
  • And I waited to kind of see if Ineeded to help and one guy
  • 00:30:55.603 --> 00:30:58.940
  • finally said, "F you!"
  • 00:30:58.973 --> 00:31:00.441
  • and walked away.
  • 00:31:00.475 --> 00:31:01.776
  • And then the other guy wentinside the Starbucks.
  • 00:31:01.809 --> 00:31:03.144
  • I have no idea what it wasabout, but I felt like I hardly
  • 00:31:03.177 --> 00:31:06.047
  • ever saw that kind of thing backin the day and now I feel like I
  • 00:31:06.080 --> 00:31:09.217
  • see that type of thingall the time.
  • 00:31:09.250 --> 00:31:11.786
  • What's going on?
  • 00:31:11.819 --> 00:31:14.822
  • The answer is even those big,brawly men who are shouting,
  • 00:31:14.856 --> 00:31:20.862
  • they're hurting.
  • 00:31:21.195 --> 00:31:22.497
  • People are hurting.
  • 00:31:22.530 --> 00:31:25.066
  • Old people, young people,children, men, women, leaders,
  • 00:31:25.099 --> 00:31:31.105
  • everybody is at a time whenthey're feeling stressed,
  • 00:31:32.140 --> 00:31:36.244
  • worried, angry, hurting.
  • 00:31:36.277 --> 00:31:38.947
  • A bunch of stuff is coming tothe surface that they didn't
  • 00:31:38.980 --> 00:31:41.616
  • know was there.
  • 00:31:41.649 --> 00:31:43.217
  • People can't be around theirfriends anymore as much
  • 00:31:43.251 --> 00:31:45.453
  • as they used to.
  • 00:31:45.486 --> 00:31:47.155
  • People can't seetheir grandkids.
  • 00:31:47.188 --> 00:31:48.856
  • When we start to experience thiskind of loneliness, this kind of
  • 00:31:48.890 --> 00:31:52.860
  • political drama, an electionyear, all sorts of things the
  • 00:31:52.894 --> 00:31:57.932
  • United States or wherever youare, it seems like every country
  • 00:31:57.966 --> 00:32:00.969
  • is this way, that there isjust--everyone is on edge.
  • 00:32:01.002 --> 00:32:06.641
  • And what I wanna say to you isnow more than ever, people need
  • 00:32:06.674 --> 00:32:11.813
  • people like you.
  • 00:32:11.846 --> 00:32:14.315
  • Calm, loving, priestly,friendly, smiling people
  • 00:32:14.349 --> 00:32:20.355
  • like you.
  • 00:32:22.090 --> 00:32:23.424
  • Not perfect people.
  • 00:32:23.458 --> 00:32:24.759
  • I'm not saying you're perfect,but someone like you who can see
  • 00:32:24.792 --> 00:32:28.396
  • that people are hurting and thatyou'll be there to help.
  • 00:32:28.429 --> 00:32:31.299
  • You'll be there to encourage.
  • 00:32:31.332 --> 00:32:32.967
  • You'll be there to love.
  • 00:32:33.001 --> 00:32:34.302
  • And although sometimes you gotto speak the truth and sometimes
  • 00:32:34.335 --> 00:32:36.804
  • you're gonna feel angry, you'regoing to do it in a way
  • 00:32:36.838 --> 00:32:39.073
  • that's loving.
  • 00:32:39.107 --> 00:32:40.441
  • That's who you are,and I'm proud of you.
  • 00:32:40.475 --> 00:32:42.343
  • You think about how roles havechanged for men and women
  • 00:32:42.377 --> 00:32:46.047
  • in the modern era.
  • 00:32:46.080 --> 00:32:48.116
  • Women today, especially moms,feel like they have to do and be
  • 00:32:48.149 --> 00:32:54.022
  • so much all the time.
  • 00:32:54.055 --> 00:32:57.158
  • They have to look pretty.
  • 00:32:57.191 --> 00:32:58.693
  • They have to be fit.
  • 00:32:58.726 --> 00:33:00.161
  • They have to be, like,achievers, like, they gotta
  • 00:33:00.194 --> 00:33:02.296
  • write a blog, or write a book,or--and they have to
  • 00:33:02.330 --> 00:33:04.866
  • be fashionable.
  • 00:33:04.899 --> 00:33:06.200
  • They have to show it onInstagram.
  • 00:33:06.234 --> 00:33:07.568
  • But they also have to be a goodmom to two or three kids, and
  • 00:33:07.602 --> 00:33:11.839
  • they have to pay bills, and theygotta be good to their, you
  • 00:33:11.873 --> 00:33:14.909
  • know, husband, even when he's nogood, and they gotta be nice,
  • 00:33:14.942 --> 00:33:17.845
  • and they gotta be politeall the time.
  • 00:33:17.879 --> 00:33:19.847
  • I understand why someone likethat loses it sometimes.
  • 00:33:19.881 --> 00:33:25.887
  • And when we see young women,hurting women, we see anybody
  • 00:33:27.221 --> 00:33:31.259
  • hurting, losing it, it's anopportunity.
  • 00:33:31.292 --> 00:33:36.230
  • This is your chance to see whatso few people see, and it's
  • 00:33:36.264 --> 00:33:42.270
  • obvious, that people arestressed out.
  • 00:33:43.271 --> 00:33:47.008
  • They're stressed out about wherethe country's going.
  • 00:33:47.041 --> 00:33:49.577
  • They're stressed outabout money.
  • 00:33:49.610 --> 00:33:52.046
  • They have bills to pay.
  • 00:33:52.080 --> 00:33:53.614
  • Their kids aren'tin school anymore.
  • 00:33:53.648 --> 00:33:55.283
  • How are we supposed to work andyour kids are home from school
  • 00:33:55.316 --> 00:33:58.252
  • now for four or five months?
  • 00:33:58.286 --> 00:33:59.787
  • Who knows how longit's gonna go.
  • 00:33:59.821 --> 00:34:01.155
  • People are stressed.
  • 00:34:01.189 --> 00:34:02.490
  • They need people like you.
  • 00:34:02.523 --> 00:34:05.193
  • Calm, loving, encouragingpresence, and that's who
  • 00:34:05.226 --> 00:34:09.097
  • you are.
  • 00:34:09.130 --> 00:34:10.465
  • You see, there are times inhistory where there are
  • 00:34:10.498 --> 00:34:13.634
  • opportunities where doing goodhas like a 10x impact, where,
  • 00:34:13.668 --> 00:34:19.340
  • you know, being good, beingkind, being loving, that's
  • 00:34:19.373 --> 00:34:21.943
  • always a good thing to do, butright now I feel like it has
  • 00:34:21.976 --> 00:34:25.947
  • 10 times the impact.
  • 00:34:25.980 --> 00:34:27.281
  • When everybody else lashes out,or everybody else walks away, or
  • 00:34:27.315 --> 00:34:30.218
  • everybody else gives a coldshoulder, and you're loving, and
  • 00:34:30.251 --> 00:34:33.187
  • you pray for people, youencourage people, or you just be
  • 00:34:33.221 --> 00:34:36.257
  • a quiet, loving--it has like 10times the impact that it
  • 00:34:36.290 --> 00:34:39.227
  • used to.
  • 00:34:39.260 --> 00:34:40.561
  • Isn't that amazing?
  • 00:34:40.595 --> 00:34:41.929
  • Now is your opportunity to makean impact for the kingdom of God
  • 00:34:41.963 --> 00:34:45.900
  • by loving your near-dweller.
  • 00:34:45.933 --> 00:34:48.703
  • By loving your near-dweller.
  • 00:34:48.736 --> 00:34:50.972
  • And that's what today's messageis about.
  • 00:34:51.005 --> 00:34:52.974
  • We're in a "Chutzpah" series,and chutzpah, if you haven't
  • 00:34:53.007 --> 00:34:57.745
  • grown up in LA or New York, is aYiddish word that means, you
  • 00:34:57.778 --> 00:35:01.749
  • know, almost audacity, orrudeness, or breaking social
  • 00:35:01.782 --> 00:35:06.387
  • norms to get something you want.
  • 00:35:06.420 --> 00:35:08.256
  • And this is a form of the Hebrewword for "faith," hasah,
  • 00:35:08.289 --> 00:35:12.727
  • and it's where we get the word"chutzpah."
  • 00:35:12.760 --> 00:35:14.695
  • So, hasah is this idea offaith, but it's a bold faith.
  • 00:35:14.729 --> 00:35:19.600
  • You know, when we in the Westtalk about faith, we talk about,
  • 00:35:19.634 --> 00:35:22.069
  • you know, believing, forexample, and it's that.
  • 00:35:22.103 --> 00:35:24.272
  • We talk about trusting,and it is that,
  • 00:35:24.305 --> 00:35:26.541
  • but there'ssomething else to it.
  • 00:35:26.574 --> 00:35:28.743
  • It's this sort of drivenness togo after something even when it
  • 00:35:28.776 --> 00:35:32.947
  • sort of doesn't make any senseor it breaks the rules.
  • 00:35:32.980 --> 00:35:36.217
  • And one of the ways we'resupposed to have chutzpah is for
  • 00:35:36.250 --> 00:35:40.188
  • the people that we love.
  • 00:35:40.221 --> 00:35:42.223
  • We're supposed to havechutzpah for people,
  • 00:35:42.256 --> 00:35:43.958
  • even for our enemies,even people that hate us.
  • 00:35:43.991 --> 00:35:46.360
  • We're supposed to goafter them and love them
  • 00:35:46.394 --> 00:35:49.363
  • with all our heart.
  • 00:35:49.397 --> 00:35:50.932
  • You know, in the Hebrewtradition for rabbis, there are
  • 00:35:50.965 --> 00:35:53.834
  • two prophets who are not calledgreat prophets.
  • 00:35:53.868 --> 00:35:58.206
  • Those two prophets, you maybe surprised to know,
  • 00:35:58.239 --> 00:36:00.408
  • are Jonah and Noah.
  • 00:36:00.441 --> 00:36:04.045
  • So the reason I've said thisbefore that Jonah and Noah are
  • 00:36:04.078 --> 00:36:08.082
  • not considered great by therabbis is because in both cases,
  • 00:36:08.115 --> 00:36:14.121
  • when God said he was going todestroy, in Jonah's case, the
  • 00:36:14.655 --> 00:36:18.159
  • city of Nineveh, and in Noah'scase, the whole world,
  • 00:36:18.192 --> 00:36:22.029
  • they just said, "Okay.
  • 00:36:22.063 --> 00:36:24.865
  • Okay."
  • 00:36:24.899 --> 00:36:26.234
  • You'd think that would be theappropriate response, right?
  • 00:36:26.267 --> 00:36:28.336
  • When God says he's gonna dosomething, the response is, more
  • 00:36:28.369 --> 00:36:31.739
  • or less, obedience.
  • 00:36:31.772 --> 00:36:33.140
  • Okay.
  • 00:36:33.174 --> 00:36:34.542
  • You're gonna destroy a millionpeople in Nineveh?
  • 00:36:34.575 --> 00:36:37.645
  • Okay.
  • 00:36:37.678 --> 00:36:38.980
  • You're gonna flood the world?
  • 00:36:39.013 --> 00:36:40.348
  • Okay.
  • 00:36:40.381 --> 00:36:41.682
  • But other prophets like Abrahamand David, and today we're gonna
  • 00:36:41.716 --> 00:36:46.087
  • talk about Moses, said,"No, God, don't do it!
  • 00:36:46.120 --> 00:36:52.126
  • Forgive them!"
  • 00:36:52.393 --> 00:36:54.528
  • And this is one reason why theseprophets are considered great.
  • 00:36:54.562 --> 00:36:59.600
  • They pled for violent, sinful,evil, horrible people.
  • 00:36:59.634 --> 00:37:03.971
  • They pled that God would forgivethem and save them.
  • 00:37:04.005 --> 00:37:08.809
  • Today, we're gonna talk aboutMoses's story.
  • 00:37:08.843 --> 00:37:11.412
  • Now, hopefully everybody herehas seen "Ten Commandments."
  • 00:37:11.445 --> 00:37:14.382
  • If you haven't read the Bible,at least hopefully you've seen
  • 00:37:14.415 --> 00:37:17.285
  • Charlton Heston in "The TenCommandments."
  • 00:37:17.318 --> 00:37:18.986
  • And you might know the story,that God calls up Charlton
  • 00:37:19.020 --> 00:37:22.390
  • Heston--I'm sorry, Moses,and he calls the people to
  • 00:37:22.423 --> 00:37:25.726
  • leave Egypt.
  • 00:37:25.760 --> 00:37:27.461
  • And you know, God parts the RedSea and saves them
  • 00:37:27.495 --> 00:37:30.331
  • from disaster.
  • 00:37:30.364 --> 00:37:31.666
  • And there's this scene whereMoses ascends Mount Sinai and
  • 00:37:31.699 --> 00:37:35.736
  • God is giving him the TenCommandments, and the law, and
  • 00:37:35.770 --> 00:37:39.874
  • you know, these parts of theTorah that are so important.
  • 00:37:39.907 --> 00:37:42.276
  • And while this is going on, thepeople at the bottom of the hill
  • 00:37:42.310 --> 00:37:46.547
  • say, "Where is Moses?
  • 00:37:46.580 --> 00:37:49.183
  • Why is he taking so long?"
  • 00:37:49.216 --> 00:37:51.352
  • And they take all of the goldand all of that treasure that
  • 00:37:51.385 --> 00:37:55.823
  • God had given them from Egypt--isn't this an amazing allegory?
  • 00:37:55.856 --> 00:37:59.393
  • That amazing gift that was asymbol of them going from being
  • 00:37:59.427 --> 00:38:02.663
  • slaves to being prosperous, frombeing poor to being rich, they
  • 00:38:02.697 --> 00:38:08.703
  • took the symbol of that wealthand that success that was a
  • 00:38:08.969 --> 00:38:13.074
  • blessing to them and they formedwith it an idol, Baal.
  • 00:38:13.107 --> 00:38:18.479
  • And then has all sorts of heavyhistoric things we're not gonna
  • 00:38:18.512 --> 00:38:20.648
  • get into.
  • 00:38:20.681 --> 00:38:21.982
  • Some other time,but Baal's evil.
  • 00:38:22.016 --> 00:38:23.351
  • It represents child sacrifice,and cooking humans alive, and
  • 00:38:23.384 --> 00:38:27.288
  • all sorts of horrible things.
  • 00:38:27.321 --> 00:38:28.622
  • So they built this Baal statueand then they said, "Baal, you
  • 00:38:28.656 --> 00:38:34.662
  • know, the golden calf brought usout of Egypt."
  • 00:38:35.496 --> 00:38:38.966
  • And then it says they engaged inrevelry and debauchery.
  • 00:38:38.999 --> 00:38:44.004
  • And so while all this ishappening down below, Moses is
  • 00:38:44.038 --> 00:38:48.876
  • on the mountain with God.
  • 00:38:48.909 --> 00:38:50.211
  • And God sees it and he says,"Hey, hey, Mo.
  • 00:38:50.244 --> 00:38:53.781
  • Down there, these wicked peoplehave constructed this thing to
  • 00:38:53.814 --> 00:38:59.820
  • Baal after I've saved them, andrescued them, and gave them.
  • 00:39:01.155 --> 00:39:03.891
  • They took all that treasure thatI gave them and they made an
  • 00:39:03.924 --> 00:39:07.161
  • idol out of it."
  • 00:39:07.194 --> 00:39:08.562
  • And God says, "Depart from me,Moses.
  • 00:39:08.596 --> 00:39:11.232
  • I'm going--give me a minute.
  • 00:39:11.265 --> 00:39:13.067
  • I'm gonna pour out my wrath.
  • 00:39:13.100 --> 00:39:15.102
  • I'm gonna destroy them.
  • 00:39:15.136 --> 00:39:17.138
  • And from your family, Moses, I'mgonna create a new--you know,
  • 00:39:17.171 --> 00:39:20.674
  • like a new people, and yourfamily will be great."
  • 00:39:20.708 --> 00:39:24.111
  • Well, that seems like kindof a big honor, right?
  • 00:39:24.145 --> 00:39:25.746
  • These people have already beenpretty rude to Moses.
  • 00:39:25.780 --> 00:39:28.816
  • It's already beena struggle in a way.
  • 00:39:28.849 --> 00:39:31.085
  • And Moses goes, "God, no!
  • 00:39:31.118 --> 00:39:34.054
  • Forgive them!
  • 00:39:34.088 --> 00:39:35.923
  • Save them, please!"
  • 00:39:35.956 --> 00:39:38.492
  • And God relents and he forgivesthem 'cause he's loving
  • 00:39:38.526 --> 00:39:42.263
  • and merciful.
  • 00:39:42.296 --> 00:39:43.831
  • And then of course, Moses goesto the bottom of the hill and he
  • 00:39:43.864 --> 00:39:47.868
  • takes those big tablets and hethrows them down.
  • 00:39:47.902 --> 00:39:50.004
  • I don't think Moses was actuallyas good looking as
  • 00:39:50.037 --> 00:39:51.872
  • Charlton Heston was,but I hope he was, right?
  • 00:39:51.906 --> 00:39:55.643
  • We can hope, Haven.
  • 00:39:55.676 --> 00:39:57.344
  • And he takes that golden calf,and he burns it in the fire, and
  • 00:39:57.378 --> 00:40:02.550
  • then he grounds it into powder,and puts it in water, and makes
  • 00:40:02.583 --> 00:40:05.786
  • everybody drink it.
  • 00:40:05.820 --> 00:40:07.121
  • It's kind of a fun scene.
  • 00:40:07.154 --> 00:40:09.423
  • So a few chapters later, youthink they've moved on and this
  • 00:40:09.457 --> 00:40:12.059
  • cloud begins to move towards thepromised land.
  • 00:40:12.092 --> 00:40:14.995
  • God is going to bring his peopleeven closer to their destiny, to
  • 00:40:15.029 --> 00:40:20.034
  • where they're gonna go.
  • 00:40:20.067 --> 00:40:21.368
  • He's forgiven them.
  • 00:40:21.402 --> 00:40:22.703
  • You know, he's blessed them.
  • 00:40:22.736 --> 00:40:24.071
  • They're moving, and then there'sthe story where they're about
  • 00:40:24.104 --> 00:40:26.740
  • to--they've scouted out thepromised land.
  • 00:40:26.774 --> 00:40:29.276
  • And there were 12 spies and 10--all of them say it's amazing,
  • 00:40:29.310 --> 00:40:32.346
  • but ten say, "It's toodangerous.
  • 00:40:32.379 --> 00:40:33.814
  • We can't do it."
  • 00:40:33.848 --> 00:40:35.182
  • And two say, "Well, look whatGod's done so far, you know?
  • 00:40:35.216 --> 00:40:37.318
  • If God gives us--God wants usto do it, he'll give us
  • 00:40:37.351 --> 00:40:40.087
  • the victory."
  • 00:40:40.120 --> 00:40:41.422
  • And the other ten are like,"No, it's so dangerous.
  • 00:40:41.455 --> 00:40:43.057
  • We can't go!"
  • 00:40:43.090 --> 00:40:44.391
  • And raises all of these peoplein this thing, and all of the
  • 00:40:44.425 --> 00:40:47.361
  • people now again decide, "We'regoing to elect a new leader that
  • 00:40:47.394 --> 00:40:52.333
  • will take us back to Egypt andwe're going to stone Moses."
  • 00:40:52.366 --> 00:40:57.738
  • So they're literally gatheringstones off the ground.
  • 00:40:57.771 --> 00:41:01.642
  • This mob is created.
  • 00:41:01.675 --> 00:41:02.977
  • They're about to murder Mosesand a bright light shines in the
  • 00:41:03.010 --> 00:41:08.849
  • tabernacle, which is the maintent where they worship.
  • 00:41:08.883 --> 00:41:11.285
  • It will eventuallybecome the temple.
  • 00:41:11.318 --> 00:41:12.820
  • And everybody freaks out andscatters like cockroaches.
  • 00:41:12.853 --> 00:41:16.257
  • And Moses comes before God andGod says again, "I am gonna kill
  • 00:41:16.290 --> 00:41:21.362
  • these stiff-necked, evil people.
  • 00:41:21.395 --> 00:41:23.831
  • They tried to murder you.
  • 00:41:23.864 --> 00:41:25.199
  • Let me kill them and I'm gonnastart a new family with you."
  • 00:41:25.232 --> 00:41:28.602
  • And what would you do if youwere Moses?
  • 00:41:28.636 --> 00:41:31.071
  • I mean, there's part of me,I'm like, "Okay.
  • 00:41:31.105 --> 00:41:32.673
  • You know, the first time,we tried, right?
  • 00:41:32.706 --> 00:41:35.009
  • We tried.
  • 00:41:35.042 --> 00:41:36.343
  • This time, I mean,they tried to kill me.
  • 00:41:36.377 --> 00:41:37.711
  • Let's let it--".
  • 00:41:37.745 --> 00:41:39.647
  • Moses has chutzpahfor his enemies.
  • 00:41:39.680 --> 00:41:43.551
  • They're his people,but they hate him.
  • 00:41:43.584 --> 00:41:45.252
  • And what does he say?
  • 00:41:45.286 --> 00:41:46.620
  • "No, Lord, no!
  • 00:41:46.654 --> 00:41:48.188
  • Save them, please.
  • 00:41:48.222 --> 00:41:50.457
  • What will the Egyptians say?
  • 00:41:50.491 --> 00:41:52.426
  • They'll say you just took themout here because you're evil and
  • 00:41:52.459 --> 00:41:56.096
  • you just tricked them and youwanted to murder them and
  • 00:41:56.130 --> 00:41:58.566
  • hurt them.
  • 00:41:58.599 --> 00:41:59.934
  • And think about the witness thatwill give--please forgive it."
  • 00:41:59.967 --> 00:42:02.436
  • And God forgives them again.
  • 00:42:02.469 --> 00:42:05.372
  • See, Moses is a great prophet,not just because he trusted God,
  • 00:42:05.406 --> 00:42:10.477
  • but because he pleads forpeople, even people who wanted
  • 00:42:10.511 --> 00:42:14.515
  • to murder him.
  • 00:42:14.548 --> 00:42:15.849
  • Who does that sound like?
  • 00:42:15.883 --> 00:42:18.552
  • It sounds like Jesus to me.
  • 00:42:18.586 --> 00:42:21.622
  • It sounds like Stephen who, whenhe was being stoned to death,
  • 00:42:21.655 --> 00:42:24.625
  • his final words are,"Father, forgive them.
  • 00:42:24.658 --> 00:42:27.127
  • They don't knowwhat they're doing."
  • 00:42:27.161 --> 00:42:29.530
  • Forgive them.
  • 00:42:29.563 --> 00:42:31.632
  • This is what it means in so manyways to be different than
  • 00:42:31.665 --> 00:42:35.803
  • everybody else.
  • 00:42:35.836 --> 00:42:37.571
  • If you want--if you do whateverybody else is doing,
  • 00:42:37.605 --> 00:42:40.874
  • you're gonna get whateverybody else is getting.
  • 00:42:40.908 --> 00:42:42.876
  • Do you want a different life?
  • 00:42:42.910 --> 00:42:45.012
  • Do you want the kind of lifethat just overflows with joy
  • 00:42:45.045 --> 00:42:50.884
  • and purpose and meaningand passion?
  • 00:42:50.918 --> 00:42:53.887
  • Trust Jesus's wordsand love your enemies.
  • 00:42:53.921 --> 00:42:57.625
  • Love your competitors.
  • 00:42:57.658 --> 00:42:59.326
  • Love your family.
  • 00:42:59.360 --> 00:43:00.961
  • Put your relationships first.
  • 00:43:00.995 --> 00:43:02.630
  • Love, you're near-dwellers andbe willing to make a sacrifice
  • 00:43:02.663 --> 00:43:06.133
  • for the people you love.
  • 00:43:06.166 --> 00:43:08.569
  • And watch how that and thatalone will bring you to the kind
  • 00:43:08.602 --> 00:43:13.240
  • of meaningful lifeyou so desire.
  • 00:43:13.273 --> 00:43:15.709
  • If you do what everybody else isdoing where you just love people
  • 00:43:15.743 --> 00:43:18.545
  • that love you and say nicethings about you and then you
  • 00:43:18.579 --> 00:43:20.414
  • hate everybody else, you'regoing to get what everybody else
  • 00:43:20.447 --> 00:43:23.183
  • is getting.
  • 00:43:23.217 --> 00:43:24.551
  • You're gonna get average.
  • 00:43:24.585 --> 00:43:26.420
  • And I don't know about you, Idid not come before the throne
  • 00:43:26.453 --> 00:43:30.290
  • of God to receivean average life.
  • 00:43:30.324 --> 00:43:32.860
  • I wanted eternal life.
  • 00:43:32.893 --> 00:43:34.928
  • But the exchange for that meansobedience; that you trust in
  • 00:43:34.962 --> 00:43:38.866
  • Jesus when he says,"Love your enemies.
  • 00:43:38.899 --> 00:43:41.268
  • Love your near-dweller.
  • 00:43:41.301 --> 00:43:42.636
  • Love your neighbor.
  • 00:43:42.670 --> 00:43:43.971
  • Help those who are hurting."
  • 00:43:44.004 --> 00:43:45.339
  • And that is what we werecalled to do.
  • 00:43:45.372 --> 00:43:47.207
  • Now more than ever,people are stressed out.
  • 00:43:47.241 --> 00:43:50.811
  • People are hurting.
  • 00:43:50.844 --> 00:43:52.179
  • People are brokenhearted.
  • 00:43:52.212 --> 00:43:53.681
  • They need someone like you.
  • 00:43:53.714 --> 00:43:55.315
  • You are such--you are a tender--
  • 00:43:55.349 --> 00:43:57.518
  • you're tough-minded,but you're tenderhearted,
  • 00:43:57.551 --> 00:43:59.920
  • and I love that about you.
  • 00:43:59.953 --> 00:44:01.255
  • You're gonna--God's gonna useyou to touch so many lives
  • 00:44:01.288 --> 00:44:04.992
  • during this time.
  • 00:44:05.025 --> 00:44:06.360
  • You're not gonna waste this timejust, you know, entertaining
  • 00:44:06.393 --> 00:44:11.331
  • yourself the whole time.
  • 00:44:11.365 --> 00:44:12.700
  • You are going to use this time,I believe, to bless your
  • 00:44:12.733 --> 00:44:15.502
  • near-dweller, to reach out tohurting people.
  • 00:44:15.536 --> 00:44:18.072
  • You may even save a life duringthis time.
  • 00:44:18.105 --> 00:44:20.407
  • You may save someone fromthrowing their life away.
  • 00:44:20.441 --> 00:44:23.277
  • And that's what's so amazingabout believers, about people
  • 00:44:23.310 --> 00:44:26.313
  • like you who are willing to helpthose who are hurting.
  • 00:44:26.346 --> 00:44:29.817
  • I believe in you and Godbelieves in you, especially now.
  • 00:44:29.850 --> 00:44:33.554
  • This is Jesus's way, chutzpahfor sinners.
  • 00:44:33.587 --> 00:44:37.224
  • He loves the brokenhearted.
  • 00:44:37.257 --> 00:44:40.127
  • Praise God, I've beenbrokenhearted.
  • 00:44:40.160 --> 00:44:41.729
  • He loves the sinners.
  • 00:44:41.762 --> 00:44:43.230
  • Praise God, I'm a sinner.
  • 00:44:43.263 --> 00:44:45.132
  • Augustine said, "There is nosaint without a past, no sinner
  • 00:44:45.165 --> 00:44:49.303
  • without a future."
  • 00:44:49.336 --> 00:44:50.904
  • I believe that and that's themessage of Jesus, that he goes
  • 00:44:50.938 --> 00:44:56.243
  • after people like you and me.
  • 00:44:56.276 --> 00:44:58.278
  • And because of that, we also cango after people who are hurting
  • 00:44:58.312 --> 00:45:03.117
  • and who are brokenhearted.
  • 00:45:03.150 --> 00:45:05.419
  • You know, very often we feellike we have to love the whole
  • 00:45:05.452 --> 00:45:08.889
  • world, but I heard a quotefrom Dallas Willard
  • 00:45:08.922 --> 00:45:11.091
  • that helped me a lot.
  • 00:45:11.125 --> 00:45:13.360
  • He said, "You can't lovethe whole world."
  • 00:45:13.393 --> 00:45:16.063
  • He actually said that'sGod's job, right?
  • 00:45:16.096 --> 00:45:19.233
  • "But you can loveyour neighbor."
  • 00:45:19.266 --> 00:45:21.401
  • Loving your neighbor is enough.
  • 00:45:21.435 --> 00:45:24.338
  • Loving your near-dwelleris enough.
  • 00:45:24.371 --> 00:45:26.707
  • If we all loved our neighbor,the whole world would be loved.
  • 00:45:26.740 --> 00:45:32.179
  • God has not put upon you theburden to love 3 billion people.
  • 00:45:32.212 --> 00:45:36.483
  • He's called you to love thepeople in the 20 feet of space
  • 00:45:36.517 --> 00:45:39.720
  • around you.
  • 00:45:39.753 --> 00:45:41.054
  • Whether they're drug addictedcriminals or whether they're
  • 00:45:41.088 --> 00:45:44.358
  • godly, perfect saints, you justlove people.
  • 00:45:44.391 --> 00:45:48.162
  • And you notice when people arehurting, and you listen, and you
  • 00:45:48.195 --> 00:45:50.898
  • reach out, and you be you thebest way you can and
  • 00:45:50.931 --> 00:45:54.067
  • love others.
  • 00:45:54.101 --> 00:45:55.402
  • Love your near-dweller.
  • 00:45:55.435 --> 00:45:58.105
  • There's this amazing story Iheard that really touched my
  • 00:45:58.138 --> 00:46:00.607
  • heart in a big way.
  • 00:46:00.641 --> 00:46:02.209
  • It was a TED Talk actually bythis young man, Aaron Stark.
  • 00:46:02.242 --> 00:46:08.248
  • Aaron has a TED Talk called,"I Was Going to Be
  • 00:46:08.749 --> 00:46:12.085
  • a School Shooter."
  • 00:46:12.119 --> 00:46:14.454
  • In this story, he says, "I wason the verge of being a school
  • 00:46:14.488 --> 00:46:18.225
  • shooter and then someone invitedme to go see a movie."
  • 00:46:18.258 --> 00:46:23.764
  • And that's exactlywhat happened.
  • 00:46:23.797 --> 00:46:26.633
  • When people who knew this youngguy in school, they just thought
  • 00:46:26.667 --> 00:46:30.170
  • of him as a quiet, a little bitodd person in the corner, didn't
  • 00:46:30.204 --> 00:46:34.608
  • have a lot of friends.
  • 00:46:34.641 --> 00:46:36.410
  • But what people didn't know wasthat in Aaron's life, he had two
  • 00:46:36.443 --> 00:46:39.947
  • parents who were abusive, bothof them addicted to drugs.
  • 00:46:39.980 --> 00:46:44.852
  • And because they both hadfelonies and were on the run, he
  • 00:46:44.885 --> 00:46:48.555
  • was at a new school every coupleof weeks or months.
  • 00:46:48.589 --> 00:46:52.259
  • He said within his teen years,he was in 40 different schools,
  • 00:46:52.292 --> 00:46:56.363
  • moving around.
  • 00:46:56.396 --> 00:46:57.764
  • And so when he came to a newschool, he didn't make a lot of
  • 00:46:57.798 --> 00:47:00.734
  • friends because he had learnedif you make a friends here,
  • 00:47:00.767 --> 00:47:03.403
  • you're gonna lose them.
  • 00:47:03.437 --> 00:47:04.771
  • And so he was lonely, andabused, and brokenhearted.
  • 00:47:04.805 --> 00:47:10.277
  • And one day when he was 16, andhe was starving, didn't have
  • 00:47:10.310 --> 00:47:13.881
  • anything to eat, he actuallycalled social services and they
  • 00:47:13.914 --> 00:47:18.085
  • picked him up and they pickedhis mom up.
  • 00:47:18.118 --> 00:47:20.454
  • And he said because she was adrug addict and a felon, and she
  • 00:47:20.487 --> 00:47:24.491
  • knew all the right words to say,she knew everything she needed
  • 00:47:24.524 --> 00:47:27.127
  • to say to get him out of there,and she said--when he was
  • 00:47:27.160 --> 00:47:29.496
  • taking him home, she said, "Iwish you would kill yourself."
  • 00:47:29.529 --> 00:47:34.434
  • And when he heard,that he ran away.
  • 00:47:34.468 --> 00:47:37.237
  • And he said that was like abreaking point for him where he
  • 00:47:37.271 --> 00:47:39.840
  • was living--he had a friend whohad a shack who let him live
  • 00:47:39.873 --> 00:47:43.477
  • in this shack.
  • 00:47:43.510 --> 00:47:44.978
  • And he said it was raining anddamp, and there was a hole.
  • 00:47:45.012 --> 00:47:46.780
  • "And I had this chair, thislike, you know, like, La-Z-Boy
  • 00:47:46.813 --> 00:47:52.085
  • chair that was soaking wet, andthat's where I was supposed
  • 00:47:52.119 --> 00:47:54.922
  • to sleep.
  • 00:47:54.955 --> 00:47:56.256
  • And I was hungry, and it waskinda rainy outside."
  • 00:47:56.290 --> 00:47:59.493
  • And he's like, "I just decidedI'm just gonna kill everybody,"
  • 00:47:59.526 --> 00:48:03.563
  • and he got a gun.
  • 00:48:03.597 --> 00:48:05.332
  • And he had this gun, and he wasliterally--he was like,
  • 00:48:05.365 --> 00:48:07.567
  • "I'm gonna go shoot a mallor a school.
  • 00:48:07.601 --> 00:48:09.503
  • I'm not sure which it is, butI'm just gonna go and I'm just
  • 00:48:09.536 --> 00:48:12.105
  • gonna go kill a bunchof people."
  • 00:48:12.139 --> 00:48:13.874
  • And as he's getting ready to dothis, his friend, who he said he
  • 00:48:13.907 --> 00:48:18.378
  • had been rude to, or he thoughthe had, you know, messed--his
  • 00:48:18.412 --> 00:48:21.882
  • friend came by and and he said,"Hey, buddy,
  • 00:48:21.915 --> 00:48:25.052
  • you wanna go see a movie?
  • 00:48:25.085 --> 00:48:27.087
  • You wanna go get some dinner?
  • 00:48:27.120 --> 00:48:28.422
  • Let's go do something."
  • 00:48:28.455 --> 00:48:30.257
  • And he said after that he had afriend, and that's all he needed
  • 00:48:30.290 --> 00:48:34.594
  • to get his life on track.
  • 00:48:34.628 --> 00:48:36.563
  • And today, as he's giving thisTED Talk, he says, you know,
  • 00:48:36.596 --> 00:48:39.066
  • that friend was there with him.
  • 00:48:39.099 --> 00:48:40.434
  • They'd become lifelong friends.
  • 00:48:40.467 --> 00:48:41.802
  • Now, this guy's in his 30s, andhe's married, and he's got kids,
  • 00:48:41.835 --> 00:48:45.305
  • and his life has thrived.
  • 00:48:45.339 --> 00:48:46.673
  • But in this emotional talk, hesays the most important thing
  • 00:48:46.707 --> 00:48:49.977
  • was not that that guy said,"Hey, can I get you in
  • 00:48:50.010 --> 00:48:52.346
  • a program?
  • 00:48:52.379 --> 00:48:53.847
  • Hey, can we find a way to getyou a house or get you
  • 00:48:53.880 --> 00:48:56.683
  • a da-da-da-da-da."
  • 00:48:56.717 --> 00:48:58.018
  • It wasn't a friend trying to goand fix him or fix
  • 00:48:58.051 --> 00:49:01.288
  • his situation.
  • 00:49:01.321 --> 00:49:02.656
  • He said the best thing he did ishe reminded me it was just
  • 00:49:02.689 --> 00:49:05.892
  • another Tuesday and that I had afriend in this world.
  • 00:49:05.926 --> 00:49:09.563
  • See, we--I think weovercomplicate things.
  • 00:49:09.596 --> 00:49:12.499
  • We feel like we've gotta fixeverybody's problems.
  • 00:49:12.532 --> 00:49:14.568
  • We feel like we've got to go outthere and make a plan
  • 00:49:14.601 --> 00:49:17.037
  • and get it all right.
  • 00:49:17.070 --> 00:49:18.739
  • And you know, sometimes peoplejust need a friend
  • 00:49:18.772 --> 00:49:22.242
  • to remind them it's justa Tuesday
  • 00:49:22.275 --> 00:49:24.244
  • and that there'sgood movies we can--
  • 00:49:24.277 --> 00:49:26.113
  • well, not now, but there'sother things we can do.
  • 00:49:26.146 --> 00:49:27.948
  • We'll go to the beachif you're in California.
  • 00:49:27.981 --> 00:49:29.516
  • You know, there's things we cando, or just a phone call,
  • 00:49:29.549 --> 00:49:32.853
  • or a text message, or a videoof yourself saying something
  • 00:49:32.886 --> 00:49:36.223
  • encouraging to someone.
  • 00:49:36.256 --> 00:49:37.991
  • These little thingsjust mean a lot.
  • 00:49:38.025 --> 00:49:41.395
  • Just--it's a way that you'resaying, "You have a friend in
  • 00:49:41.428 --> 00:49:44.598
  • this world," and that's a lot.
  • 00:49:44.631 --> 00:49:47.334
  • I'll just finish with this.
  • 00:49:47.367 --> 00:49:49.803
  • Don't overcomplicate love.
  • 00:49:49.836 --> 00:49:51.805
  • Godly love is carefor human good.
  • 00:49:51.838 --> 00:49:55.308
  • It means you just careabout people.
  • 00:49:55.342 --> 00:49:57.577
  • And look, there's lots of peoplethat we have to have
  • 00:49:57.611 --> 00:50:00.547
  • boundaries with.
  • 00:50:00.580 --> 00:50:01.882
  • There's lots of things we haveto be careful about.
  • 00:50:01.915 --> 00:50:03.250
  • But at the end today, if you'rea caring person and you
  • 00:50:03.283 --> 00:50:05.986
  • recognize the hurts of yourneighbor, you're doing enough.
  • 00:50:06.019 --> 00:50:09.322
  • Sometimes a smile is enough.
  • 00:50:09.356 --> 00:50:11.691
  • Sometimes talking to someoneand just listening is enough.
  • 00:50:11.725 --> 00:50:15.195
  • Here are four thingslove is not.
  • 00:50:15.228 --> 00:50:18.065
  • I love the via negativa.
  • 00:50:18.098 --> 00:50:19.733
  • The best way to teach somethingis to say what it isn't,
  • 00:50:19.766 --> 00:50:22.869
  • or sometimes I'll havefun and say, like,
  • 00:50:22.903 --> 00:50:24.204
  • how to be a hateful person.
  • 00:50:24.237 --> 00:50:26.173
  • You know, I turn it upside down.
  • 00:50:26.206 --> 00:50:29.276
  • But first, number one, love isnot enabling.
  • 00:50:29.309 --> 00:50:35.248
  • I see this happen a lotsometimes with parents or
  • 00:50:35.282 --> 00:50:37.417
  • with spouses.
  • 00:50:37.451 --> 00:50:39.653
  • You love your spouse, so you buythem, you know, more drugs
  • 00:50:39.686 --> 00:50:43.490
  • or alcohol.
  • 00:50:43.523 --> 00:50:44.825
  • Or you love your kids, youradult children, so you let them
  • 00:50:44.858 --> 00:50:48.929
  • live with you.
  • 00:50:48.962 --> 00:50:50.497
  • I had this--sometimes that'sgood, by the way.
  • 00:50:50.530 --> 00:50:53.133
  • Sometimes that's good, but youlet them live with you forever
  • 00:50:53.166 --> 00:50:55.836
  • and they don't get a job.
  • 00:50:55.869 --> 00:50:57.204
  • I have seen this.
  • 00:50:57.237 --> 00:50:58.538
  • I was talking to a young man whois in his late 20s, early 30s,
  • 00:50:58.572 --> 00:51:03.777
  • and he's just livedwith his mom.
  • 00:51:03.810 --> 00:51:06.313
  • And she just buys him weedand she won't--
  • 00:51:06.346 --> 00:51:09.649
  • you know, it's almost like--it's almost like she needs him
  • 00:51:09.683 --> 00:51:14.888
  • to need her, and becauseof that she's crippled him.
  • 00:51:14.921 --> 00:51:18.658
  • You know, the Bible says thatparents who don't discipline
  • 00:51:18.692 --> 00:51:21.528
  • their children hatetheir children.
  • 00:51:21.561 --> 00:51:23.163
  • Did you know that?
  • 00:51:23.196 --> 00:51:25.198
  • And you could make an argumentfrom a biblical standpoint that
  • 00:51:25.232 --> 00:51:27.734
  • she hates her son because sheneeds him to need her.
  • 00:51:27.767 --> 00:51:32.405
  • So don't enable people.
  • 00:51:32.439 --> 00:51:33.740
  • That's not loving.
  • 00:51:33.773 --> 00:51:35.108
  • You don't necessarily cut peopleoff, but you make a plan to--
  • 00:51:35.142 --> 00:51:38.678
  • that you're not going to enablepeople's issues.
  • 00:51:38.712 --> 00:51:41.047
  • That's not love.
  • 00:51:41.081 --> 00:51:42.482
  • Love is not martyrdom.
  • 00:51:42.516 --> 00:51:45.018
  • Very often when we're,you know, loving our kids
  • 00:51:45.051 --> 00:51:48.255
  • or loving our wifeor our husband
  • 00:51:48.288 --> 00:51:50.524
  • or our parents, it's easyto get into this place
  • 00:51:50.557 --> 00:51:53.493
  • of self-pitywhere you just go,
  • 00:51:53.527 --> 00:51:57.564
  • "I do everything and nobodynotices and nobody cares,
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  • so I'm not gonna do it anymore."
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  • I did this once.
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  • I had a good friend Ander whojust had a big heart for
  • 00:52:03.069 --> 00:52:06.072
  • homeless people, and we would godown every Saturday and work
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  • with the homeless people.
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  • And there was this guy I reallyliked and I thought he was this
  • 00:52:10.544 --> 00:52:13.046
  • nice guy.
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  • I found out that he had done abunch of drugs and hurt some
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  • women or something and I justsaid, "I'm not goin' down
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  • there anymore."
  • 00:52:18.652 --> 00:52:20.253
  • I was like, "These people can'tget their lives right.
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  • They can't get it together.
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  • It's just like trying to bucketwater out of a river.
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  • It's a waste of time."
  • 00:52:28.161 --> 00:52:30.363
  • I was being a martyr.
  • 00:52:30.397 --> 00:52:31.965
  • And Ander looked at me and hesays, "Think about how many
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  • times God's forgiven us and howmany times he's loved us.
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  • Think about the cross."
  • 00:52:37.204 --> 00:52:38.738
  • It's like, if the Lord canforgive me all the times I'm
  • 00:52:38.772 --> 00:52:40.941
  • sinning, I can continue to lovemy neighbor in the way
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  • that God's called mein this season I have.
  • 00:52:44.110 --> 00:52:45.779
  • And that was a good reminderfor me to not be a martyr.
  • 00:52:45.812 --> 00:52:48.949
  • So love is not enabling.
  • 00:52:48.982 --> 00:52:50.283
  • It's not martyrdom.It's not idolatry.
  • 00:52:50.317 --> 00:52:53.320
  • I see this a lot too withcouples who are dating, where
  • 00:52:53.353 --> 00:52:56.122
  • usually one makes an idol out ofthe spouse.
  • 00:52:56.156 --> 00:52:59.492
  • That my spouse, or boyfriend, orgirlfriend, or best friend, or
  • 00:52:59.526 --> 00:53:03.863
  • my parents, or my kids, thatit's all--that loving them is
  • 00:53:03.897 --> 00:53:09.636
  • somehow meddled with, like,they're gonna achieve everything
  • 00:53:09.669 --> 00:53:13.940
  • I want them to achieve, orbecause they're gonna be great,
  • 00:53:13.974 --> 00:53:17.277
  • I'm gonna--you know, so that'snot--that's not good.
  • 00:53:17.310 --> 00:53:20.814
  • I was talking to a woman whosaid, you know, after she went
  • 00:53:20.847 --> 00:53:23.516
  • through marriage counseling andsaved her marriage, that she
  • 00:53:23.550 --> 00:53:25.552
  • realized one of the things shewas doing was making an idol out
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  • of her husband.
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  • And I thought that was areally profound insight.
  • 00:53:29.656 --> 00:53:31.391
  • And then finally,love is not judgment.
  • 00:53:31.424 --> 00:53:35.662
  • I see this a lot too,especially in church.
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  • I saw this video of this pastorwho was just like--
  • 00:53:39.232 --> 00:53:42.736
  • he's just seething ego.
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  • Hopefully I don't look that way.Maybe I do.
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  • If I seethe ego, you'll tell me,right Haven?
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  • Okay, cool.
  • 00:53:48.708 --> 00:53:50.110
  • This guy is just seething ego.
  • 00:53:50.143 --> 00:53:51.511
  • You know, and he's judgingeverybody, and he's feeling good
  • 00:53:51.544 --> 00:53:54.014
  • about putting people down.
  • 00:53:54.047 --> 00:53:55.682
  • And he sees somebody and hegoes, "You, Bo!
  • 00:53:55.715 --> 00:54:00.587
  • You and your fiance, you comeinto this church.
  • 00:54:00.620 --> 00:54:04.491
  • You think I'm gonna do yourwedding?
  • 00:54:04.524 --> 00:54:05.925
  • I'm not gonna do your wedding'cause you haven't been to
  • 00:54:05.959 --> 00:54:08.161
  • church in four weeks.
  • 00:54:08.194 --> 00:54:09.729
  • And now you're here and you wantme to do your wedding."
  • 00:54:09.763 --> 00:54:11.898
  • And he walks down at 'em andhe's like, "Curse both of you.
  • 00:54:11.931 --> 00:54:15.168
  • You never comeinto this church."
  • 00:54:15.201 --> 00:54:16.503
  • And he goes, "And I'm tellingyou this 'cause I love ya.
  • 00:54:16.536 --> 00:54:18.338
  • You know that?
  • 00:54:18.371 --> 00:54:19.706
  • I'm telling you this 'cause it'sthe love of the Lord.
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  • I love you."
  • 00:54:21.207 --> 00:54:22.609
  • And he goes, "Stand up.
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  • Give me a hug.Give me a hug.
  • 00:54:23.977 --> 00:54:25.345
  • I love you.I love you.
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  • Keep comin' to church now,you hear?"
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  • That is not love.
  • 00:54:28.148 --> 00:54:29.449
  • And I see a lot ofpreachers do that.
  • 00:54:29.482 --> 00:54:30.817
  • They get really judgmental,really dark, and I often think
  • 00:54:30.850 --> 00:54:34.387
  • that a lot of the people inthose churches often hate
  • 00:54:34.421 --> 00:54:37.557
  • themselves and need someonelike that to beat them up.
  • 00:54:37.590 --> 00:54:41.061
  • So don't be like that.
  • 00:54:41.094 --> 00:54:43.296
  • You know, don't be a judgmentalperson, judging others.
  • 00:54:43.330 --> 00:54:46.433
  • You can't judge others and saythat you love them.
  • 00:54:46.466 --> 00:54:49.669
  • You can speak the truth, but ifyou're going to speak the truth
  • 00:54:49.703 --> 00:54:52.572
  • with someone, you gotta walkwith them.
  • 00:54:52.605 --> 00:54:53.907
  • You've gotta take their hand andbe with them.
  • 00:54:53.940 --> 00:54:56.376
  • And that's not you anyway.
  • 00:54:56.409 --> 00:54:57.711
  • You're not judgmental.
  • 00:54:57.744 --> 00:54:59.079
  • You're not an idolater.
  • 00:54:59.112 --> 00:55:00.413
  • You don't do this self-pitything or enabling thing.
  • 00:55:00.447 --> 00:55:02.982
  • But you understand that to haveeyes to see hurting people is
  • 00:55:03.016 --> 00:55:07.020
  • exactly what it means to liveaccording to Jesus's way.
  • 00:55:07.053 --> 00:55:11.057
  • You know this, there's neverbeen a time like this.
  • 00:55:11.091 --> 00:55:13.893
  • The story I told about Aaron,this guy that was gonna shoot up
  • 00:55:13.927 --> 00:55:16.763
  • a school, how many people arelike that?
  • 00:55:16.796 --> 00:55:18.898
  • Maybe they're not gonnashoot up a school,
  • 00:55:18.932 --> 00:55:20.233
  • but they're just done with life.
  • 00:55:20.266 --> 00:55:23.269
  • And maybe sometimes they seemweird, or they seem rude,
  • 00:55:23.303 --> 00:55:26.072
  • or they seem unkind, orthey cut you off in traffic,
  • 00:55:26.106 --> 00:55:29.142
  • or they cut in front of you inthe line or something.
  • 00:55:29.175 --> 00:55:31.077
  • Let it go.Let it go.
  • 00:55:31.111 --> 00:55:33.780
  • I know it's frustrating, butremember that there's
  • 00:55:33.813 --> 00:55:35.582
  • so many people.
  • 00:55:35.615 --> 00:55:36.916
  • We don't know people's story.
  • 00:55:36.950 --> 00:55:38.251
  • We don't know whatthey're going through.
  • 00:55:38.284 --> 00:55:39.819
  • So many people that come acrossas rude and unkind, they're that
  • 00:55:39.853 --> 00:55:44.324
  • way because everybody's beenrude and unkind to them
  • 00:55:44.357 --> 00:55:47.260
  • their whole life,usually their parents.
  • 00:55:47.293 --> 00:55:49.396
  • They usually have no friends.
  • 00:55:49.429 --> 00:55:51.331
  • And when someone like you comesand they're just a little
  • 00:55:51.364 --> 00:55:53.733
  • friendly, a little kind,a little forgiving,
  • 00:55:53.767 --> 00:55:56.836
  • it goes a long, long way.
  • 00:55:56.870 --> 00:55:58.304
  • I believe God is gonna use youduring this COVID time to reach
  • 00:55:58.338 --> 00:56:02.275
  • and touch so manypeople's lives.
  • 00:56:02.308 --> 00:56:04.444
  • And I'm so excited to hear yourstories when you say, "You know,
  • 00:56:04.477 --> 00:56:07.380
  • I just prayed for this person,"or "I just encouraged this
  • 00:56:07.414 --> 00:56:10.150
  • person," or "I took this personout for a meal," or "I gave this
  • 00:56:10.183 --> 00:56:13.019
  • person a phone call just 'causeI felt like the Lord put it
  • 00:56:13.052 --> 00:56:15.922
  • on my heart."
  • 00:56:15.955 --> 00:56:17.290
  • And I know that God's gonna usethat to bless so many
  • 00:56:17.323 --> 00:56:19.793
  • people's lives.
  • 00:56:19.826 --> 00:56:21.861
  • People need people like you.
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  • Lord, we thank you that youhaven't called us to love the
  • 00:56:24.864 --> 00:56:28.601
  • whole world.
  • 00:56:28.635 --> 00:56:29.936
  • You've called us to love ourneighbor or near-dweller.
  • 00:56:29.969 --> 00:56:32.272
  • And I pray that you'd give useyes to see and ears to hear,
  • 00:56:32.305 --> 00:56:37.043
  • and to recognize that, God, youhave forgiven us of so much.
  • 00:56:37.076 --> 00:56:40.880
  • Yes, we have boundaries.
  • 00:56:40.914 --> 00:56:42.215
  • Yes, we should believeand proclaim the truth.
  • 00:56:42.248 --> 00:56:44.918
  • And yes, we should dothings with wisdom.
  • 00:56:44.951 --> 00:56:48.988
  • But Lord, give usa heart for people.
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  • Help us to feel the pain that'sgoing on near us and to do our
  • 00:56:51.791 --> 00:56:55.762
  • best to just love people rightwhere they're at without fixing
  • 00:56:55.795 --> 00:56:58.731
  • them, to just be kindto our neighbor.
  • 00:56:58.765 --> 00:57:01.835
  • Lord, we thank you,and we love you.
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  • You've given us so muchand we're so grateful.
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  • It's in Jesus's namewe pray, amen.
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