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Better than Normal: Rebuilding What is Broken

Watch Better than Normal: Rebuilding What is Broken
August 23, 2020
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God rebuilds the broken. Especially during this time of racial tension; we all need rebuilding. Pastor Kerry encourages growth from taking a humble examination of oneself.

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Better than Normal: Rebuilding What is Broken

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  • Kerry Shook: Every one of ushave broken areas of our lives,
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  • and I'm so grateful that God isthe great rebuilder
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  • of broken things.
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  • Kerry: When God allows yourlife to go to worse than normal,
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  • it's always so that he can takeyou to a place
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  • that's better than normal.
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  • When God allows your life togo to a place that's worse than
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  • normal, it's so that you'llnever go back to normal again.
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  • But sometimes normal has to fallapart, sometimes normal has to
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  • collapse, sometimes normal hasto crumble so that God can build
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  • something that's betterthan normal in your life.
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  • We're looking at a time in theOld Testament
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  • where Jerusalem was broken.
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  • Jerusalem was in ruins.
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  • The people had been in captivityfor over 70 years and now the
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  • king of Persia was allowingthem to return and to rebuild.
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  • The problem was they justwanted to rebuild normal again.
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  • That's all theyhad in their minds.
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  • They wanted to rebuild normal.
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  • They wanted torebuild their normal lives.
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  • They wanted to rebuildtheir normal businesses.
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  • They wanted torebuild their normal homes.
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  • They wanted to rebuild theircity back into normal, but God
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  • had something so much better andso much greater for them,
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  • and God's purpose was somuch higher for them.
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  • But when they got back toJerusalem, they saw a lot of
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  • brokenness; but they found outthat God is the rebuilder of
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  • broken things, and that'swhat we're going to talk about.
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  • God is the rebuilderof broken things.
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  • I'm so grateful for that becausewe all have broken places
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  • in our lives.
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  • So let me ask you.
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  • What in your life is broken?
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  • Where are the brokenplaces in your life?
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  • God wants to rebuild thatwhich is broken,
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  • and he wants to rebuild it intosomething that's better than
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  • you could have ever dreamed.
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  • Is it a broken heart?
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  • Is it broken emotions?
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  • Is it a broken relationship?
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  • What is it?
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  • Every one of us have brokenareas of our lives, and I'm so
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  • grateful that God is the greatrebuilder of broken things.
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  • God loves to rebuild the broken,and every Christ follower
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  • is an example of that.
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  • He continues to rebuild us andbring healing to our brokenness.
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  • What is it that'sbroken in your life?
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  • Is your business brokenfrom this Coronavirus crisis?
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  • What is it that isbroken in your life?
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  • Are your finances broken?
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  • You have a relationshipthat is breaking down.
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  • Is your marriage breaking up?
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  • What is broken in your life?
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  • I know this has been suchemotional trauma for so many
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  • during this time.
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  • Is--are your emotions broken?
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  • God can rebuildthat which is broken.
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  • I'm so thankful for that.
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  • And so we're looking here at howGod used Nehemiah to rebuild the
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  • broken walls in the city ofJerusalem that have been broken
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  • for generations, and in the Bookof Nehemiah God calls Nehemiah
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  • to lead the people to rebuildthe great wall of Jerusalem.
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  • But this story is not reallyabout rebuilding a wall; this
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  • story is much more thanabout rebuilding a wall.
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  • It's really a story about howNehemiah inspires the people to
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  • let God rebuild their lives, tolet God rebuild a relationship
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  • with him in their lives, to letGod rebuild their families, to
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  • let God rebuild their hearts, tolet God rebuild the brokenness
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  • in their culture, to let Godrebuild the brokenness
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  • in their nation.
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  • That was reallywhat was happening.
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  • The people all joined togetherand they joined God, the great
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  • rebuilder of broken things,to rebuild their broken lives,
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  • their broken families,their broken homes,
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  • and their broken nation.
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  • You see, when you align yourheart with God's heart, God is a
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  • God who rebuilds the broken; andwhenever you start rebuilding
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  • something that is broken,whenever you align yourself
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  • with a God who rebuilds brokenthings, then there's so much
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  • power in that because Godwants every one of us to be
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  • a rebuilder of broken things.
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  • Now, let me give you a littlebackground to Nehemiah
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  • and what's happening.
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  • Nehemiah was a trusted adviserto the king of Persia, and the
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  • king of Persia had allowedmany of the Jews to return
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  • to Jerusalem.
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  • And they were trying torebuild, but they were really
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  • discouraged.
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  • And Nehemiah had stayed behindprobably because he was in such
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  • an influential position.
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  • He was so trusted because ofhis integrity and honesty
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  • by the king of Persia, sohe'd stayed behind.
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  • But then there's some of hisfriends come back from Jerusalem
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  • and they report to him thatthe walls are in ruin and broken
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  • down and thisbreaks Nehemiah's heart.
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  • You see, his friends were brokenover the fact that the walls
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  • were broken down because thewalls were their only protection
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  • against the enemy.
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  • And if the walls were brokendown, there's no way they could
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  • rebuild their homes, there'sno way they could rebuild their
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  • businesses, there's no waythey could rebuild their lives,
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  • there's no way they couldrebuild their city and their
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  • community because thewalls were broken down.
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  • And so Nehemiah, his heartbreaks with this news; not
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  • because the walls were brokendown, but because the people he
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  • loved couldn't rebuild fromtheir brokenness
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  • until the walls were rebuilt.
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  • So he was broken with this news,and he begins to pray and God
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  • guides him to go back toJerusalem and to lead the people
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  • in this greatrebuilding project.
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  • And they began to rebuild.
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  • But before he does that,he walks around the city.
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  • He inspects it.
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  • No one knows why he's there, andthen he gathers all the people
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  • together in the middle of thebroken city, in the middle of
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  • the ruins of Jerusalem, inthe middle--right around their
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  • broken homes, right around therubble, he calls them together.
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  • And our key passage isin Nehemiah chapter 2.
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  • Would you stand in honor ofGod's Word, Woodlands Church,
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  • and just follow along with me?
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  • "Then I said to them, 'Yousee the trouble we're in?
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  • Jerusalem lies in ruins,and its gates have
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  • been burned with fire.
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  • Come, let us rebuild the wall ofJerusalem, and we will no longer
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  • be in disgrace.'
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  • I also told them about thegracious hand of my God
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  • on me and whatthe king had said to me.
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  • And they replied, 'Let us startrebuilding.'
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  • So they began this good work."
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  • I love that.
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  • It's a good work whenever yourebuild because it's God's work.
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  • Whenever you become a rebuilderof broken things, it's good work
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  • because it's God's work.
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  • You can be seated.
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  • So I don't know what is brokenin your life, but I know you
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  • have somethingbroken in your life.
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  • Maybe it's a relationship.
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  • Maybe it's a relationshipbetween a parent
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  • and an adult child.
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  • Maybe it's a broken relationshipin a marriage relationship
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  • or a friendship.
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  • Maybe it's just a broken heart.
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  • Maybe it's broken emotions.
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  • But every one of us have brokenplaces in our lives and we need
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  • to bring those to the restoreof broken things,
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  • the rebuilder of broken things.
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  • And that's what Nehemiahencourages the people to do, but
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  • I want you to see how it went.
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  • Because Nehemiah had to inspirethem to see that God is the
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  • rebuilder of broken things; andthat with God's hand upon them,
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  • if they align their heart withGod's heart to be a rebuilder of
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  • broken things, that God willgive them the power to rebuild
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  • something that was brokenand devastated that they never
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  • thought they could rebuild, andthat's what God wants
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  • to do in your life today.
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  • God wants to use his Word toopen up your mind and your heart
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  • to see that the God of theimpossible can rebuild anything
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  • that is broken in yourlife, but only he can.
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  • And the people begin to see thisand they said, "Its good work.
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  • Let's go for it.Let's do it.
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  • Let's step into it."
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  • And you got to step into it.You got to start.
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  • Whenever you have somethingbroken in your life, you got to
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  • step into it with God'spower and get started.
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  • And it's always awkward, it'salways difficult, but it's that
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  • first step that's so important.
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  • You step into it, and then Godbegins to work with his power
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  • because you're aligningyour heart with God's heart.
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  • Whenever you start rebuildingsomething that is broken,
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  • you've aligned your heartwith God's heart.
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  • When you help to rebuild arelationship that is broken,
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  • you're aligning yourheart with God's heart.
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  • When you become a rebuilder ofbroken things, then you have the
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  • power of God in your life,and that's what happened
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  • with the people.
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  • But there was a processthat it took for them to align
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  • themselves with God's heart,and we see it in the life
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  • of Nehemiah.
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  • And this is the process thatevery one of us have to take if
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  • we're going to see God rebuilda broken place in our life.
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  • In Nehemiah 1:3 and 4, before hewent back to Jerusalem, "Since
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  • they said to me, 'Those whosurvived the exile and are back
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  • in the province are ingreat trouble and disgrace.
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  • The wall of Jerusalem is brokendown,
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  • and its gates havebeen burned with fire.'
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  • When I heard these things,I sat down and wept.
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  • For some days, I mourned andfasted and prayed before the God
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  • of heaven."
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  • So Nehemiah hears about thewalls being broken down and it
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  • broke his heart.
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  • It broke his heart in such away that he weeps, he cries,
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  • he fasts, he prays,he cries out to God.
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  • It breaks his heart.
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  • It wasn't because the walls ofJerusalem were broken that his
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  • heart was broken; it was becausehis friends and relatives'
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  • hearts were hurting and brokenbecause the walls
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  • of Jerusalem were broken.
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  • That's what breaks his heart.
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  • And the first step to rebuildingsomething that is broken, your
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  • heart has to be broken over it,your heart has to hurt for those
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  • who are hurting.
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  • You see, you can't rebuildanything until first your heart
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  • is broken over the devastation.
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  • Until your heart is broken andgrieving over the broken places,
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  • then you'll neverrebuild anything.
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  • Until your heart is brokenover the part you played in that
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  • broken relationship, thenyou'll never be a rebuilder
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  • of anything.
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  • Until your heart is reallybroken and shattered because of
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  • the brokenness that that sinis causing in your life, then
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  • you'll never allow God torebuild that broken place.
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  • Your heart has tobe truly broken.
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  • You'll never rebuild somethingthat is broken until you first
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  • hurt for those who are broken,until you first hurt over the
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  • devastation of the brokennessand really see it
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  • for what it is.
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  • So the whole reason why we dowhat we do, Woodlands Church,
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  • is because we have aheart for the hurting.
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  • We love the broken.
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  • We align our heartswith Christ's heart.
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  • female announcer: Still tocome with Pastor Kerry Shook.
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  • Kerry: Get your eyes off therubble and unto the rebuilder.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • announcer: In the midstof the Coronavirus, we have
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  • witnessed God's work inamazing ways to grow his church.
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  • Kerry: While they'rerebuilding the broken wall and
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  • they're breaking free fromnormal and they get halfway
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  • done, and it says in Nehemiah4:10, "Meanwhile, the people in
  • 00:12:39.774 --> 00:12:43.912
  • Judah said, 'The strength ofthe laborers is giving out, and
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  • there's so much rubble that wecannot rebuild the wall.'"
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  • So they're halfway finishedand they have rubble trouble.
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  • They're halfway finished,they're making good progress,
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  • but they just seeso much rubble.
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  • And it feels like the more theydo the more rubble they create,
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  • and that's the way itis with rebuilding.
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  • It's so much easier to buildsomething new than
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  • it is to rebuild something.
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  • Why?
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  • Because there's rubble when yourebuild, there's brokenness when
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  • you're rebuilding.
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  • It's so much easier to startout fresh, to start out new.
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  • That's why so many peoplewhen they have problems in their
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  • marriage and they have to dosome rebuilding, it's just
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  • easier to go on to anothermarriage and start fresh.
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  • It's a lot easier to buildsomething new than it is to
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  • rebuild something, but it's alot more rewarding to rebuild
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  • something that is broken becausereally you're admitting,
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  • "Hey, we're all broken."
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  • Every marriage is really juststarting out broken and then
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  • rebuildingsomething that's broken.
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  • We just don't realize it.
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  • And so when you rebuildsomething that's broken,
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  • it's hard because ofthe rubble trouble.
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  • And when you get halfway donewith something, you see the
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  • rubble and it's likeit's spring cleaning.
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  • You know, you really work hardand then it's even messier than
  • 00:13:55.650 --> 00:13:58.453
  • it was before atfirst, halfway through.
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  • That's the way it is.
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  • Halfway up the mountain,you feel like giving up.
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  • It's always halfwaythat's the toughest part.
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  • And they were halfway throughbuilding the wall and they just
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  • saw the rubble all around.
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  • It's like, "This--it lookslike it keeps multiplying.
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  • The rubble is reproducing.
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  • What's going on here?"
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  • And they got focused on therubble, but Nehemiah steps up
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  • and he tells them, "Don't focuson the rubble,
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  • focus on the rebuilder."
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  • And some of you are halfwaythrough that marriage counseling
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  • and you feel like giving up.
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  • Some of you are halfway throughbuilding something that
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  • God's put in yourheart to build.
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  • Some of you are halfway throughand you're about to give up
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  • because of rubble trouble.
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  • And I just want to encourageyou, get your eyes off the
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  • rubble and on to the rebuilder.
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  • Get your eyes off the rubble,onto the rebuilder, and then you
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  • just keep building.
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  • You keep lookingto the rebuilder.
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  • Don't look at the rubble,look at the rebuilder of broken
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  • things, and you just keepbuilding, you just keep
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  • building, youjust keep building.
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  • When you feel like givingup, you just keep building.
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  • And some of you needed to hearthat because
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  • you're about to give up.
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  • You look around at thedevastation that the Coronavirus
  • 00:15:04.585 --> 00:15:06.754
  • crisis has caused and you lookat the problems
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  • we have in our nation or youlook at all these things
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  • and you're about to give up.
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  • That's because you're lookingat the rubble
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  • and not the rebuilder.
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  • When we look at the rebuilder,he gives us the power to get
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  • back into the mess sohe can work a miracle.
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  • And you just keep one brick ata time, one building block
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  • at a time.
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  • You just keep on and keep on.
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  • Don't quit.Don't give up.
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  • You look at therebuilder and you keep building.
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  • I believe with all my heart Godwants us to realize that
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  • we're rebuilding more thanjust one little thing here
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  • and one little thing there.
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  • When we step out and do onelittle thing here and one little
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  • thing there, what we'redoing is rebuilding our nation's
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  • relationship to God that we'vesevered when we walked away.
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  • We're rebuilding our familiesthat have been torn apart when
  • 00:15:56.637 --> 00:15:59.307
  • we walked awayfrom the Word of God.
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  • We're rebuilding our children'sfaith that they lost when they
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  • didn't see parents that livedout their faith and they didn't
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  • see that God is real.
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  • We're rebuilding our schoolsthat have been devastated since
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  • we took God out of the picture.
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  • We're rebuildingour communities.
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  • We're rebuilding our cities thathave been so affected and so
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  • devastated by our sins.
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  • We're rebuilding our nation sothat we can say one day that we
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  • truly are one nation under God,indivisible, with liberty
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  • and justice for all.
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  • That's what God wants in thisnation, and it can only come
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  • through revival of the heart.
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  • You see, we have spiritualproblems and it requires
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  • spiritual answers, change ofthe heart so that we can look at
  • 00:16:50.858 --> 00:16:55.163
  • each other and realize, "If youlove Jesus,
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  • you're my brother or my sister."
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  • 'Cause that's whatheaven's going to be like.
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  • Not the color of your skin,but Christ in your heart.
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  • When we get to the place wherewe realize that someone has a
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  • differentperspective, that's okay.
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  • If you got Jesus in your heart,we're brothers and sisters.
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  • We're family.
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  • That's what it's going totake the church leading the way.
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  • And Jesus said evenlove your enemies.
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  • Love those who areall out against God.
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  • Love your enemies.
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  • You see, the earlychurch--everyone looked at the
  • 00:17:31.065 --> 00:17:34.535
  • early church, even the Romans,and they said, "Those people
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  • just love everyone.
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  • They just love everyone.
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  • They love everyone.
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  • They love hurting people.
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  • They bring in theorphans and take them in.
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  • They love everyone.They care about everyone.
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  • Even the lepers that we put in alittle leper colony and try to
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  • get them out of our lives 'causewe're scared, they bring them
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  • right in to their communityand love on them
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  • and meet their needs.
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  • They love everybody down there.
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  • They just don't know anybetter than to love you."
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  • And it changed everything.
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  • You know that, don't you?
  • 00:18:08.503 --> 00:18:09.904
  • That the church, this littlegroup that gathered and were
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  • persecuted had no politicalpower; they had no authority,
  • 00:18:14.775 --> 00:18:19.280
  • they had no influence, they hadno wealth whatsoever changed the
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  • whole world that was ruledby the Romans in 300 years.
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  • Why?How?
  • 00:18:29.323 --> 00:18:30.791
  • Because of love.
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  • They just loved everybody,especially the poor
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  • and powerless.
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  • They just loved everybody,especially the hurting
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  • and the broken.
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  • They just loved everybody andit changed everything, and the
  • 00:18:37.965 --> 00:18:42.069
  • whole Roman world turnedto Christ out of love.
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  • And when we begin to do that,that's when people will stand up
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  • and notice andsay, "God is real.
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  • He is real."
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  • That is my prayer.
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  • I want us just to ask ourselvesright now,
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  • "What's broken in my life.
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  • What's broken in my heart?
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  • What's broken in my family?"
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  • Do you believeGod can rebuild it?
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  • Even what looksimpossible, God can do it.
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  • God can do it.
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  • And here's whathappened in this last passage.
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  • It says here in Nehemiah 6:15,"So on October the 2nd, the wall
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  • was finished, just 52days after we had begun.
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  • When our enemies and thesurrounding nations heard about
  • 00:19:23.811 --> 00:19:26.347
  • it, they werefrightened and humiliated.
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  • They realized the work had beendone with the help of our God."
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  • How I pray that when people lookat our lives they'll say,
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  • "God did somethingamazing in their life.
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  • God did something amazing."
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  • They built the wall in 52 days,and everyone stood back and
  • 00:19:40.661 --> 00:19:42.663
  • said, "Only God could do that.
  • 00:19:42.697 --> 00:19:44.298
  • That was impossible.
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  • God must be with them."
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  • I pray that for our nation, thatpeople would be able to look and
  • 00:19:47.468 --> 00:19:49.770
  • say, "Well, only God coulddo that to bring healing.
  • 00:19:49.804 --> 00:19:52.940
  • Only God could do that."
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  • That's what I pray.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Maker of heaven,maker of earth. ♪
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  • ♪ Galaxy architectgave me my worth. ♪
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  • ♪ Who could have predictedthe story you'd write? ♪
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  • ♪ No, no. ♪
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  • ♪ You stretched outthe heavens ♪
  • 00:21:58.999 --> 00:22:00.868
  • ♪ and laid down your life. ♪
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  • ♪ Here where sinand love collide, ♪
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  • ♪ I stand in awe,arms open wide. ♪
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  • ♪ The God who joinedthe hemispheres ♪
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  • ♪ joined my fight. ♪
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  • ♪ Here where sinand blood collide, ♪
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  • ♪ my chains fall off,my fears subside. ♪
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  • ♪ The God who madethe universe made a way. ♪
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  • ♪ You made a way. ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Here where sin and lovecollide--maker of heaven, ♪
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  • male: Sing.
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  • ♪ Make of heavenauthor of life. ♪
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  • ♪ With no obligationyou painted the skies. ♪
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  • ♪ There's no planettoo big, ♪
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  • ♪ no creaturetoo small. ♪
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  • ♪ No, no. ♪
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  • ♪ In your perfect picture,you wanted it all. ♪
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  • male: Come on,we sing out.
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  • ♪ Here where sinand love collide, ♪
  • 00:23:42.203 --> 00:23:45.639
  • ♪ I stand in awe,arms open wide. ♪
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  • ♪ The God whojoined the hemispheres ♪
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  • ♪ joined my fight. ♪
  • 00:23:55.049 --> 00:23:59.286
  • ♪ Here where sinand blood collide, ♪
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  • ♪ my chains fall off,my fears subside. ♪
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  • ♪ The God who made theuniverse made a way. ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ You're the maker of thestars, so make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ You're the maker of myheart, so make a way. ♪
  • 00:24:46.267 --> 00:24:55.409
  • ♪ You made the blind tosee, so make a way. ♪
  • 00:24:55.442 --> 00:25:04.051
  • ♪ You made something newin me, so make a way. ♪
  • 00:25:04.084 --> 00:25:13.494
  • ♪ When the walls are closingin, you will make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ When I need to startagain, you will make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ When I can't see my wayout, you will make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ In the darkness I willshout, you will make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ When I have nothingleft, you will make a way. ♪
  • 00:25:48.929 --> 00:25:57.605
  • ♪ I can't take one more step,you will make a way. ♪
  • 00:25:57.638 --> 00:26:06.780
  • ♪ When I can't see my way out,you will make a way. ♪
  • 00:26:06.814 --> 00:26:15.589
  • ♪ In the dark I will shout,you will make a way. ♪
  • 00:26:15.623 --> 00:26:24.598
  • ♪ When I have nothing left,you will make a way. ♪
  • 00:26:24.632 --> 00:26:33.741
  • ♪ When I can't take one morestep, you will make a way. ♪
  • 00:26:33.774 --> 00:26:42.683
  • ♪ When I can't see my wayout, you will make a way. ♪
  • 00:26:42.716 --> 00:26:51.725
  • ♪ In the dark I will shout,you will make a way. ♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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