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Living a Legacy of Faith: Get Your Own God

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July 22, 2019
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Kenneth Copeland

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  • me. I know my God has made the way for me.
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  • KENNETH: Hello everybody, I'm Kenneth Copeland. This
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  • week is the southwest believers convention in
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  • Fort Worth, Texas. Glory to God. Gloria and I invite
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  • you to come. I'm telling you, I know you've heard us say
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  • this before. One Word from God can change your life forever. Be
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  • totally immersed in the Word of God all week long. Now, this
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  • week I've invited Jeremy and Sarah Pearsons my grandson and
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  • granddaughter to Minister to you on the believers voice of
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  • victory broadcast. Now, this young man has been in the
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  • ministry since he was three years old. Since he was three
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  • years old and he's never ever done anything else in his life.
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  • He is one of the most anointed young men that I've ever known.
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  • I have learned so much from Jeremy and from Sarah and
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  • the young people that are in and around his
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  • ministry. You're going to really enjoy today. So, get
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  • your Bibles and let's begin our Bible lesson.
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  • JEREMY: Hi everybody. We're Jeremy and Sarah
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  • Pearsons and we are so glad to be with you today as
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  • your host on this broadcast and all this week on the believers
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  • voice of victory. We want to say thank you to our grandparents,
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  • Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, my grandparents, your grandparents
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  • in law. Thank you guys so much for allowing us this opportunity
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  • to come into the homes, into the lives of your partners all over
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  • the world. We count this as such a high honor. We are so
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  • thankful. Any opportunity we get to to open up the Word of God
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  • and spend time in the presence of God around the things of God
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  • with other believers and people of faith. I'm telling you, this
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  • is the joy of our lives and we've got some amazing things we
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  • want to share with you today on this broadcast to all this week
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  • even on into next week's broadcast because the Lord is
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  • doing some very significant things in our lives right now in
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  • our family, in our ministry, and a, there's some things happening
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  • that we want to share with you. We want to, we want to get you
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  • in on what's happening, but I believe there's some things that
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  • we can all take and learn and apply to our lives wherever we
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  • are, whatever's going on in our life because we're going to go
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  • to the Word of God this week just like we do on this
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  • broadcast, just like you're used to. You tune into this thing. I
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  • know many people right now, you watch this broadcast every
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  • single day. You're faithful and the Lord has done some good
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  • things for you and we want this week to be just the same. So
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  • Sarah, let's do this. Let's come before the Lord. Let's pray then
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  • let's get right into the Word today. Father, we love you. We
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  • worship you. You're a good and gracious father, God to us. We
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  • come before you and your Word today and we come with eyes wide
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  • open, ears wide open and hearts that are open to receive. We
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  • want eyes that see Jesus ears that hear his voice, hearts that
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  • understand who we are in him and who he is in us. We thank you
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  • for the good work you've been gone in us and we say you are
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  • faithful to finish it because you are the author and the
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  • finisher of our faith. We give you praise and glory in Jesus
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  • name. Amen. Amen. Amen. Well, uh, like I said, there's some
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  • amazing things happen right now in our lives, in our family. Uh,
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  • Sarah and I raised in these two little ones together. Justus
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  • James, he's nine years old. Can you believe it? Nine years old.
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  • Little Sister Jessie grace, she's five of will be six this
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  • summer. So these kids are getting big and we're all
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  • experiencing some pretty amazing things together. The Lord has
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  • got this family on an adventure. I want to read a scripture from
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  • the book of Psalms, Chapter 145 and this is going to be, I
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  • believe, our foundation text for all this week when I read this
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  • to you and then let you in on some of the secrets, some of the
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  • good things that are happening and let the Lord talk to us
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  • today. Psalm 145 in verse 4 it says, one generation shall
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  • praise your works to another and shall declare your mighty acts.
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  • Listen to it from the new living translation. It says, let each
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  • generation tell its children of your mighty acts. Let them
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  • proclaim your power. So you see here in this scripture that
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  • every generation has an assignment from the Lord to tell
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  • the next generation about the good things that God has done,
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  • the good things that he is doing, and to build in them an
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  • expectation of what's to come. And if you had to put all of
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  • this in a Word, and this is a Word that has meant a lot to
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  • Sarah and to me and to our ministry over the years, it's
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  • the Word legacy. What is a legacy? It's not an uncommon
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  • Word. You may be familiar with it. It just, if you look it up,
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  • just simply, just simply means something that's transmitted by
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  • or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past. So
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  • essentially, babe, it just means something that one generation
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  • gives to another one. This Word has been significant to us for
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  • how many years now? 10 11 years or more? Uh, Sarah and I were,
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  • when we got married, uh, in 07' and, uh, we served on staff at
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  • my parents church here at Eagle Mountain International Church.
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  • And then for a number of years as youth ministers. And then for
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  • a time we traveled as representatives of Kenneth and
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  • Gloria Copeland on staff here at KCM. But almost 10 years ago, it
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  • was actually the night before Thanksgiving 2009. Sarah and I
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  • were just laying in our bed, staring up at the ceiling. One
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  • Night Lights were off, it was dark in the room. And we just
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  • started talking. We just started dreaming out loud. And I don't
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  • think we planned to have this conversation. It just happened.
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  • And I just remember at some point in the conversation, equip
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  • being me talking to you and you talking to me. But it started
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  • being Jesus speaking to each other through each other and
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  • some things really, some things really got planted in our hearts
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  • that night about our vision, about our future and what we
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  • could see. We started dreaming out loud about having our own,
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  • and I don't know what you specifically remember from that
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  • night, but I just remember thinking like, am I allowed to
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  • think these thoughts? Because we'd been on staff here, uh,
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  • and, and just like everybody else in my family, we were
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  • serving the vision of this ministry. And as far as I knew
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  • that's what we were going to be doing. But seemingly out of
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  • nowhere, the Lord starts dealing with us and talking to us about
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  • having our own and vision for the future. What do you remember
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  • specifically about that? SARAH: I remember not very long before
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  • that the Lord speaking to me in our bedroom and said so clearly
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  • to me, you need to be ready to stand on your own. And for me, I
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  • think I didn't realize it at the time, but now I see it that it's
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  • so important that there came a time in our life where we had
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  • our own thing with God and we could say, God did this for me.
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  • Um, no other man did this for me. God did this for me. And,
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  • um, um, yeah, I just believe we were supposed to be able to
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  • stand on our own and there comes a point, well, we always say
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  • this, but you've got gotta get your own God. And um, we've seen
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  • amazing things. God has done awesome things with our parents
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  • and our grandparents, both your side and my side. And I can go
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  • back and recall just memory after memory, after memory of
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  • amazing testimonies that God's done in my family. But there did
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  • come a point in our lives where we had to start standing and
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  • believing to see God's goodness show up in our family. And we
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  • had to know how to trust him and believe God for ourselves. And I
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  • think we were at that point where he was beginning to deal
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  • with us. I want you to step out. And the scripture that always
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  • comes to me is genesis chapter 12. I think I wrote it right in
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  • here. And it's, um, it's so good. And the amplified, it
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  • says, now the Lord said to Abram, go away from your country
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  • and from your relatives and from your father's house to the land,
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  • which I will show you and I will make you a great nation and I
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  • will bless you abundantly and make your name great, exalted
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  • and distinguished, and you shall be a blessing, a source of great
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  • good to others and I will bless and do good for and benefit
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  • those who bless you and I'll curse that is subject to my
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  • wrath and judgment. The one who curses, despises, dishonors and
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  • has contempt for you and in you all the families or the nations
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  • of the earth will be blessed. And I think it was time for the
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  • Lord to use our family to be a blessing and to bless humanity.
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  • JEREMY: And it was a new thought. I know it was, to me
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  • anyway, at that time to think, you know, could we, could we
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  • step away from the only thing we'd ever known? And I look back
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  • on it now and it seems so clear, but you know, in the middle of
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  • something like that, uh, there was uncertainty about the future
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  • and a lot of people live with that kind of uncertainty about
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  • the future. And it's the fear of the unknown that keeps people
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  • locked in one place. Fears is a prison. You hear me? Fear is a
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  • prison. It's not a feeling. It's a spirit and it's a prison. The
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  • scripture talks about people who are all their lifetimes, um,
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  • living in bondage because of the fear of death. That's a prison.
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  • What is a prison? It's, it's a, uh, an area with walls that
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  • limit how far somebody can go. If somebody is confined to a
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  • prison, then that means you are only allowed to be this far
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  • away. You cannot go any further than this. And that's what fear
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  • is. That's what fear does in the lives of people. It locks them
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  • in a prison. And so many people are locked in that prison and
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  • are unable. It seems to step out of it and into the future that
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  • God's called them into because they're frozen right there in
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  • their tracks for one reason, the uncertainty of what's out in
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  • front of them. But this is where the life of faith comes in.
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  • Living by faith doesn't, doesn't allow you to mysteriously or
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  • magically time travel into the future. And okay, now I can see
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  • everything's gonna work out and it's just going to be like that.
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  • This is going to happen then. And this is gonna happen this
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  • way. And then you come back to the present and say, well, I can
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  • do this no problem. But what living by faith does allow you
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  • to do that nobody else can do is frame the future with your Words
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  • and begin to see your future the way God sees it. And that's what
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  • was happening that night. We were beginning to see for our
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  • lives what he saw for our lives and the good things. And even
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  • though it seemed big at the time, it seemed expansive. It
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  • seemed expensive. And laying there in the bed of that little
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  • house that night. I don't think we could've imagined a way to,
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  • to naturally do it or to pay for it or to make it happen. But we
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  • chose that night instead of running from it in fear to run
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  • to it in faith. And we spent the next several months seeking the
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  • Lord about if this was him and finding out this was the plant.
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  • But we went and sat down with my grandparents and their home and
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  • said, we'd submit this to you, but this is what we believe God
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  • is saying to us. Um, it's time for us to step into our own
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  • ministry. And we told them we don't. We just want to change
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  • the dynamic of the relationship. We want to go from your
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  • employees to your partners in this ministry. And we were no
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  • less committed to the vision of this place, but what we felt
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  • like we had to do was change our dependency. And it, it really
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  • goes back to what Sarah was saying in reading there out of
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  • the book of Genesis concerning the life of Abraham. Get Out of
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  • your father's house, not because there's automatically
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  • necessarily something wrong with father's house. It's because as
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  • long as you're in the house, there is a certain level of
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  • dependency there. And for us, we had to change that. It's the
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  • same thing when that uh, the scripture said for this cause a
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  • man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife.
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  • In other Words, the two of you now in covenant, you and I can
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  • no longer be dependent on this house to meet our own needs.
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  • It's you and I going before the Lord. So anyway, getting going
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  • on a lot of tracks here. SARAH: God is going to be, and I'm
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  • choosing that he is going to be my source for everything in this
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  • life. My source for a love, my source for, um, my family in
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  • every way, my finances, my source for everything. I'm
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  • making him my, He's, I'm depending on him for everything.
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  • I'm not looking to any man. I'm not doing it one way just
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  • because I've always done it one way. I'm looking to God and
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  • there's no, there's no greater thrill in it. How many times has
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  • God ask us to do that in our life where we've had to step
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  • out, where we didn't know where we were going and depend fully
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  • on him and it enables you instead of other people having
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  • to bless you all the time. It enables you to become a greater
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  • blessing to other people. JEREMY: Absolutely, and I hope
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  • you heard what she said just a moment ago. She said, there
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  • comes a time in your life where you've got to get your own God.
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  • I hope you hear that. That is so powerful. That has to happen in
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  • the life of every person and believe me, it is a benefit. It
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  • is a blessing to grow up in a house of faith in the house of
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  • faith and there's nothing in this world that I would trade
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  • for that. I am so thankful to have been born into this house,
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  • to have been raised in this house, but there had to come a
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  • time in my life the same way it had to come in yours. We had to
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  • get our own God. In other Words, it can't just be pawpaws God,
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  • Mimi's, God, mom or Dad's God. He had to be our God. That's why
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  • the Psalmist David said, Oh God, you are my God. That moment has
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  • got to come in the life of every believer. Get Your own God. Yes,
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  • he's the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, but he's also the God
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  • of Jeremy. He's the God of Sarah. He's the God of the
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  • Pearsons household. We had to get our own God and that whether
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  • we realize it or not is what was happening, uh, almost 10 years
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  • ago now. So we submitted this, uh, this thought, this leading
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  • that we had to Mimi and pop on some believe the Lord's calling
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  • us into our own ministry, prayed over it with us. They said, this
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  • is good. This is God. That help launched us out. Launch us out.
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  • In September of 2010, we stepped into our own Pearsons'
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  • ministries international. And I'm telling you, since that
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  • time, we have not gone backwards. Not In one thing. It
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  • was just one level of increased to another from glory to glory
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  • to glory. And it's been a marvelous adventure of faith.
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  • And I, I, I have no regrets about taking that step. I don't
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  • know how long ago it was. I think probably that night the
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  • seeds of something got planted in us that even now are still
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  • just beginning to sprout up. And one of the things we laid there
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  • that night thinking about and talking about was having a
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  • church was not just having a ministry where we traveled,
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  • which is what we've been doing now for the last, since the time
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  • we got married, but in our own ministry for nine, almost 10
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  • years, we talked about having a church. We talked about having a
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  • place with our own family and staff and partners. Uh, and, and
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  • we saw ourselves not necessarily here in Fort Worth, Texas, even
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  • though that's where I was born and raised. Uh, we saw ourselves
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  • out in the mountains and the Lord was just painting a
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  • beautiful picture on our hearts. And I can take time and give you
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  • lots of details to the story, but here's the bottom line. It's
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  • happening right now. It's happening. As a matter of fact,
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  • as Sarah and I sit here recording these broadcast for
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  • you, there's a lot going on behind the scenes. We have got a
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  • piece of property, it's under contract and by the time you see
  • 00:16:03.290 --> 00:16:07.020
  • this we will have closed and uh, the, the remodeling will have
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  • begun on a beautiful piece of property just outside Colorado
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  • Springs, Colorado, uh, in the mountains. And it is a picture
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  • of the vision that the Lord gave us nine, 10 years ago. And one
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  • of the reasons I bring all this up in light of this scripture
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  • we're looking at today in the light of the concept and the
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  • idea of legacy is because that's the heart of this church it's
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  • legacy church. That's what we're calling it. Legacy church,
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  • raising a family in the house of faith. That's what the
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  • assignment is on this church. That's what the assignment is on
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  • our lives. Now go back to this scripture. Look at it again.
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  • Psalm one 45 verse four one generation shall praise your
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  • works to another and shall declare your mighty acts. One of
  • 00:16:55.270 --> 00:17:03.030
  • the reasons and perhaps maybe, maybe the only reason Sarah and
  • 00:17:03.040 --> 00:17:08.200
  • I could step up to this crossroads in our life and have
  • 00:17:08.210 --> 00:17:12.140
  • the courage that it's requiring right now to take this step,
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  • leave everything we've ever known, move our family, move our
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  • ministry, and start this new outreach of ministry. I believe
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  • one of the main reasons, one of the main sources we draw that
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  • courage from is because the generations before us have
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  • fulfilled this scripture and you and I both have grown up in
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  • homes that sat us down and those generations are Mimi's and our
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  • pawpaw's, our moms and our dads. We're faithful to praise God's
  • 00:17:42.280 --> 00:17:47.220
  • works to us and to declare his mighty acts and Sarah, there's
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  • nothing, nothing that I would give in exchange for that
  • 00:17:55.120 --> 00:17:59.270
  • haven't been brought up in a home that magnified the
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  • goodness, the greatness and the faithfulness of God. And I think
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  • back on now for me, almost 40 years of of being in that
  • 00:18:09.110 --> 00:18:14.180
  • environment, stepping up to a change like this. There are
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  • folks that we've talked to about this move that have been real
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  • excited with us. There are others. We've talked to them
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  • like how can you do that? How can you just move like that?
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  • It's faith, it's faith. SARAH: We're always up pretty good
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  • adventure. JEREMY: And that's what faith is. It is a good
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  • adventure. It's one good adventure right after the other.
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  • And I'm so grateful for the legacy of faith that you and I
  • 00:18:35.080 --> 00:18:40.270
  • have been brought up in and I want to read this quote. I saw
  • 00:18:40.280 --> 00:18:45.220
  • this not long ago and this is from Brother Billy Graham and he
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  • said the greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and
  • 00:18:49.110 --> 00:18:53.290
  • grandchildren is a legacy of character and faith. Let me read
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  • it to you again. The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's
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  • children and grandchildren is a legacy of character and faith.
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  • That's what we've been given. Now you know this, and I know
  • 00:19:08.090 --> 00:19:13.130
  • this, I'll speak from my grandparents. You speak for
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  • years. My grandparents have done more for us and our family,
  • 00:19:16.020 --> 00:19:22.200
  • including my mom and dad and my sisters, my cousins, my, my
  • 00:19:22.210 --> 00:19:27.020
  • sister, her husband, our cousins, different ones. I mean,
  • 00:19:27.030 --> 00:19:29.100
  • you could line up every member of the Pearsons Copeland family
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  • and go one right to the other. Has Mimi pawpaw blessed you?
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  • Have made Mimi and pawpaw blessed you? And the answer is a
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  • resounding yes. And what they've done for us besides the fact
  • 00:19:39.000 --> 00:19:42.290
  • just being great grandparents, they have blessed us in every
  • 00:19:43.000 --> 00:19:46.050
  • amount of more imaginable way monetarily. Um, materially. I
  • 00:19:46.060 --> 00:19:50.290
  • mean, you, you, you think about it, uh, just provided in so many
  • 00:19:51.000 --> 00:19:54.290
  • ways. But the greatest thing that they have given to us is
  • 00:19:55.000 --> 00:20:02.220
  • not a dollar amount, not a physical or material blessing of
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  • any kind. It's the spirit of faith. It's the spirit of faith.
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  • And if somebody were to make me choose and you can't, but if you
  • 00:20:10.120 --> 00:20:14.100
  • had to make me choose and they said, you want you, you want
  • 00:20:14.110 --> 00:20:16.220
  • your pawpaw's money or his faith? I'd take his faith every
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  • single day. Amen. Now that, that is what I believe that we've
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  • grown up in. And the same, I'd say the same thing about my own
  • 00:20:25.040 --> 00:20:27.220
  • mom and dad. I'm telling you, it was the house of faith, man
  • 00:20:27.230 --> 00:20:30.260
  • growing up in that house. It was faith in the morning faith at
  • 00:20:30.270 --> 00:20:33.240
  • noontime, faith when the sun went down and my mom and dad
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  • have done so much to provide for me and my sister, and even now
  • 00:20:36.290 --> 00:20:40.230
  • that you and I are married, they have blessed us over and over
  • 00:20:40.240 --> 00:20:43.030
  • and over again. But at the end of the day, the thing I so value
  • 00:20:43.040 --> 00:20:47.280
  • and appreciate more than anything is the spirit of faith.
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  • I know you feel the same way about your own parents and
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  • grandparents. SARAH: I can't get over the scripture when you're
  • 00:20:53.160 --> 00:20:55.150
  • talking about it. And second Timothy 1:5 when it says, I call
  • 00:20:55.160 --> 00:21:00.190
  • to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt
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  • first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am
  • 00:21:04.140 --> 00:21:08.230
  • persuaded that it is in you also. Yeah, and I'm so thankful
  • 00:21:08.240 --> 00:21:12.160
  • for my grandparents and my parents. I mean it was, there
  • 00:21:12.170 --> 00:21:16.010
  • was never a a day that didn't go by that God wasn't present in
  • 00:21:16.020 --> 00:21:20.030
  • our lives. And we were. We grew up in church. We were always in
  • 00:21:20.040 --> 00:21:24.060
  • church hearing the Word of God and we were talking about the
  • 00:21:24.070 --> 00:21:27.120
  • Lord, our conversation around the dinner table. It wasn't just
  • 00:21:27.130 --> 00:21:31.070
  • work for us. It was maybe that my parents were in ministry. It
  • 00:21:31.080 --> 00:21:35.140
  • was, I knew through their conversation how much they loved
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  • God, and if there's one thing I want to leave for my kids, it's
  • 00:21:39.220 --> 00:21:42.280
  • not just that they see us preaching all the time. It's not
  • 00:21:42.290 --> 00:21:44.280
  • just that they see us ministering or thank God we're
  • 00:21:44.290 --> 00:21:48.040
  • following God and doing his will for our life, but I also want
  • 00:21:48.050 --> 00:21:51.040
  • them to know how much I love him and I want them to hear it out
  • 00:21:51.050 --> 00:21:55.010
  • of our mouths at the dinner table. I want them to hear, hey,
  • 00:21:55.020 --> 00:21:57.280
  • let me tell you what God did for me and daddy even before you
  • 00:21:57.290 --> 00:22:00.130
  • were born. Let me tell you about when you were, when I was
  • 00:22:00.140 --> 00:22:02.290
  • pregnant with you and God did a miracle in my body. Let me tell
  • 00:22:03.000 --> 00:22:06.050
  • you what God has done. So I think it was sitting around and
  • 00:22:06.060 --> 00:22:11.020
  • talking about him and telling them. JEREMY: And that's the
  • 00:22:11.030 --> 00:22:14.050
  • fulfillment of this scripture. One generation. Every generation
  • 00:22:14.060 --> 00:22:17.050
  • has this as an assignment from the father God to tell the next
  • 00:22:17.060 --> 00:22:21.050
  • one how good he is, how good he's been and how good he will
  • 00:22:21.060 --> 00:22:25.020
  • always be. We have just a few seconds left and I want to say
  • 00:22:25.030 --> 00:22:27.150
  • this is where we're headed in these broadcasts. This week
  • 00:22:27.160 --> 00:22:29.210
  • we're going to talk about living a legacy. This is the statement
  • 00:22:29.220 --> 00:22:33.000
  • the Lord gave me. The legacy that you leave is the life that
  • 00:22:33.010 --> 00:22:37.170
  • you live. Say it to you like this. The life you live is the
  • 00:22:37.180 --> 00:22:41.230
  • legacy you'll leave. We're going to talk about that on this
  • 00:22:41.240 --> 00:22:44.210
  • broadcast all this week. We're out of time right now. Don't go
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  • anywhere. Sarah and I will be back in just a moment.
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  • ANNOUNCER: God's plan for his people has never wavered. He has
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  • always intended for our lives to be a forward moving crescendo,
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  • progressing each day from one degree of glory to the next,
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  • from glory to glory is a 52 week devotional by Jeremy and Sarah
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  • Pearsons founders of Pearsons' ministries international,
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  • drawing from their rich heritage of faith. This international
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  • speaker and author ministry team only encourage your personal
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  • spiritual growth by providing a fresh perspective on topics such
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  • as God's grace, walking in love and being led by the Holy
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  • Spirit. Use this study time to help you develop your
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  • relationship with God and make him more real to you than ever
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  • before. Stir up the faith within you. The life you live is the
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  • legacy you leave. Your family can experience the supernatural
  • 00:23:39.240 --> 00:23:43.030
  • level of increase when you take time daily to hear
  • 00:23:43.040 --> 00:23:46.060
  • his Word and respond to it in faith. Experience
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  • Life at its fullest. Moving from glory to glory.
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  • ANNOUNCER: Take your life to the next level in God. Order your
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  • JEREMY: Before we leave today, Sarah, and I want to
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  • encourage you to get this book that she and I've written
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  • together. It's a 52 week devotional called from glory to
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  • glory. And that's what this thing is all about. That's what
  • 00:24:31.000 --> 00:24:33.200
  • God intended for us, Sarah, to live our lives from one degree
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  • of glory to the next. That's what this book is all about.
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  • Short devotionals, right? That just help people, uh, accompany
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  • their time in the Word of God. And we're all about you living a
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  • whole life prosperity. So there, there are things in this book
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  • that cover every area of your life, Spirit, soul, and body.
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  • Don't you love this thing the way it turned out? God is so
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  • faithful. So get ahold of this and be blessed by it. Also want
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  • to remind you, we've got some great things coming up here at
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  • Kenneth Copeland ministries. The southwest believers
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  • convention starts today, July 22nd. It goes all the way
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  • through the 27th. It's right here in Fort Worth, Texas. Of
  • 00:25:08.130 --> 00:25:10.280
  • course, you know this, six days and nights of faith building,
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  • Word, Word, Word, Word, Word is Kenneth. And Gloria Copeland and
  • 00:25:14.180 --> 00:25:18.120
  • they're joined by other teachers or the Gospel. You know Jerry
  • 00:25:18.130 --> 00:25:20.260
  • Savelle, Jesse Duplantis, Creflo Dollar, Keith Moore, Bill
  • 00:25:20.270 --> 00:25:24.230
  • Winston. This is quite a lineup, quite a crew. You do not want to
  • 00:25:24.240 --> 00:25:28.130
  • miss this and we've got a services for your kids, for your
  • 00:25:28.140 --> 00:25:31.210
  • teenagers, so just bring the entire family. If you're in the
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  • Dallas Fort Worth area, do what it takes to get into these
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  • meetings. Come be a part and get your life changed by the
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  • presence and the Word of God. For more information about this
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  • meeting and other ways to watch if you can't be there in person,
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  • visit us online at kcm.org. Sarah and I love you so much. We
  • 00:25:47.160 --> 00:25:52.100
  • look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. Don't miss these
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  • broadcasts as we continue talking about how to live a
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  • legacy. The life that you live is the legacy that you leave.
  • 00:25:58.160 --> 00:26:03.140
  • God loves you. We love you, and Jesus is Lord.
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  • ANNOUNCER: Today's believers voice of victory Broadcast
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  • is available to you free on DVD, CD, or digital download
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  • at kcm.org. Shipping charges may apply. Keep your faith strong
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  • with the Word of God and step into a year of abundant harvest.
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  • KENNETH: We release our faith for the greatest
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  • Southwest Believer's Convention in history!
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  • MALE: What kind of convention are we at right now?
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  • MALE: All the greatest Word of faith teachers here.
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  • The atmosphere, all the spiritual people, is really,
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  • like you can touch it, it's so tangible, it's so electric.
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  • FEMALE: There's a difference in being here, in the atmosphere,
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  • where you re around other people of like precious faith. I think
  • 00:26:48.080 --> 00:26:51.140
  • that s really important to just be physically present. MALE:
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  • Given this environment with like-minded believer's, it will
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  • change your life. BILL WINSTON: This conference is gonna be the
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  • best conference you have ever had in your life. FEMALE: When
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  • you get saturated with the Word for 10, 12, 13 hours a day, I
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  • mean tha's a gift that you give yourself. ANNOUNCER: Don t miss
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  • today at kcm.org/swbc, and remember... ALL: Jesus is Lord!
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