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Chain Reactions Part 2

Watch Chain Reactions Part 2
July 23, 2019
27:29

Steven Furtick

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  • - He's gonna shake
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  • the foundation to break
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  • what you're bound to.
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  • I'm sick of my chains
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  • telling my praise
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  • how high it can go.
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  • I'm about to let my praise
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  • tell my chains,
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  • you stop right here.
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  • You don't keep me negative.
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  • You don't keep me bound.
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  • You don't keep me discouraged.
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  • - The Bible says that Paul
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  • and Silas were out preaching
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  • on a missionary journey
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  • in the city of Philippi,
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  • "And the crowd", Verse 22,
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  • "joined in the attack against
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  • Paul and Silas."
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  • Notice the word, "against".
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  • When there is advancement
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  • in your life,
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  • or the desire to advance,
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  • there will always be
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  • an attack...always.
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  • The sign of an attack
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  • is the indication of advancement
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  • in my life.
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  • So, Luke tells a story.
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  • He said that, "When he had
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  • received these orders",
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  • Verse 24, "he put them in
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  • the inner cell and fastened
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  • their feet in the stocks."
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  • Now, he did one thing right
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  • and one thing wrong.
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  • Okay?
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  • One thing he did guaranteed
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  • that they couldn't get out,
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  • but the other thing he did
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  • guaranteed that they
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  • wouldn't stay.
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  • What he did right
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  • is he put their feet in stocks,
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  • so technically,
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  • they can't move.
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  • But what he did wrong
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  • is in the same verse,
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  • and you missed it.
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  • You weren't paying attention
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  • and you missed it,
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  • but I'm gonna review.
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  • Put the verse back
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  • on the screen.
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  • "He put them in
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  • the inner cell", singular.
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  • He put them in the same cell.
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  • He shouldn't have done that.
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  • If he wanted Paul and Silas
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  • to stay in that place,
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  • he should have kept
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  • them separated.
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  • He guaranteed,
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  • when he put them
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  • in the same cell,
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  • that that cell
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  • couldn't hold them.
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  • The enemy always wants to
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  • fight you one on one,
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  • in isolation.
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  • If you can look back over
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  • the times in your life
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  • where you were
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  • the most discouraged,
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  • I guarantee you
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  • that it was because you allowed
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  • yourself to become isolated,
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  • and you may even have
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  • had people around you
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  • who wanted to help you,
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  • but you were in solitary.
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  • Holly told me about a study.
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  • I don't know if it's true,
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  • and please don't write me
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  • any animal rights letters
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  • about this, but they took
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  • two monkeys and they put them
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  • in an experiment to see
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  • if they could scare the monkeys.
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  • So, they did it two ways.
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  • The first time,
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  • they put the monkeys
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  • in separate cages
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  • and they measured the cortisol,
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  • the stress hormone,
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  • and it measured off the charts.
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  • They would flash lights
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  • and make loud sounds,
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  • and I know they shouldn't
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  • have treated those monkeys
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  • like that.
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  • I didn't do the experiment,
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  • I just heard about it
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  • from Holly.
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  • So, write her about it
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  • if you don't like it.
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  • But, they put them
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  • in the cage alone and measured
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  • the stress,
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  • and then they put them
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  • in the cage together
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  • and they did
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  • the same experiment -
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  • the same flashing lights,
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  • the same loud sounds.
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  • But the stress level
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  • when they were in
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  • the cage together
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  • was half what it was
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  • when they were apart.
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  • Oh, God, touch somebody
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  • and say, will you be my monkey?
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  • 'Cause if I'm gonna have to
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  • go through hell,
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  • at least don't make me
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  • go through it alone!
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  • Come on, somebody!
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  • It said Paul and Silas.
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  • Now, that little
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  • "and" is the devil's problem,
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  • 'cause if he would
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  • have wanted to kept you bound,
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  • he shouldn't have let you
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  • get to church today!
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  • 'Cause if he can keep you
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  • in the cage by yourself,
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  • he can torment you with fear.
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  • But I got a connection today!
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  • Come on, shout, somebody!
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  • Say make the connection.
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  • Make the connection.
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  • Yeah, yeah.
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  • If you would have stayed home,
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  • you might have given up,
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  • but you came to church
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  • around some praising people,
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  • some praying people,
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  • some worshipping people,
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  • some people who know how
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  • to rejoice!
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  • He put them in the cell...
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  • big mistake,
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  • 'cause Paul's kind of grumpy,
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  • so if you put him by himself,
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  • he might start to get
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  • a little negative.
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  • You know, it's midnight,
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  • I was trying to serve God.
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  • I can't even get comfortable,
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  • because they beat me
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  • on my right side
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  • and they beat me
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  • on my left side.
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  • I can't even turn all the way
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  • around 'cause my feet
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  • are in these stocks.
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  • And all of a sudden,
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  • I hear Silas.
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  • Silas starts singing, talking...
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  • my hope is built on nothing less
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  • than Jesus' blood
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  • and righteousness.
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  • Paul says, shut up, Silas!
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  • Guess I'll sleep.
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  • Don't know how long
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  • we're gonna be here.
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  • Silas kept singing.
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  • He said, I dare not trust
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  • the sweetest frame but...
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  • he did that little run.
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  • He did that little run.
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  • Paul sat up and Paul said,
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  • only lean on Jesus' name.
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  • And it was midnight,
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  • so then Silas said,
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  • when darkness seems to hide
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  • His face,
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  • I rest
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  • on His unchanging grace.
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  • You take it, Paul.
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  • Paul said, in every high
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  • and stormy gale,
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  • my anchor holds.
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  • My head hurts,
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  • but my anchor holds.
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  • My back is raw
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  • from where they beat me
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  • with rods,
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  • but my anchor holds.
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  • I went through some stuff
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  • this week,
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  • and I've got some storms
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  • in my life,
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  • but my anchor holds
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  • within the vale.
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  • I think they sang a duet.
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  • They said, On Christ
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  • the solid rock I stand,
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  • all other ground...
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  • all other ground
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  • is sinking sand.
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  • Then Silas said,
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  • you remember this one?
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  • What can wash away my sins?
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  • Paul said, yeah,
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  • I know.
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  • Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
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  • See, he shouldn't have put them
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  • in the cell together.
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  • He should have kept them
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  • where they couldn't hear
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  • each other.
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  • He shouldn't have let us
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  • come together today!
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  • Chains break
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  • when we come together!
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  • Hope rises
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  • when we come together!
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  • And all the prisoners
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  • were listening to them,
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  • wanting to see how
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  • these servants
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  • of the Most High God
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  • would respond in the darkness
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  • of a prison cell,
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  • and they made a connection.
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  • And when they got to
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  • a certain point,
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  • the ground started to shake.
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  • Okay, devil, you might keep
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  • my feet from movin',
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  • but you can't keep my voice
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  • from singing.
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  • I might not be able
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  • to move my feet,
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  • but I can lift my hands.
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  • I might not be able
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  • to move my feet,
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  • but I can lift my voice.
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  • I might not be able
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  • to move my feet,
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  • but I can lift my eyes.
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  • See, here's the principle.
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  • You've got to use what's loose
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  • to shake the shackles
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  • off of what is bound.
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  • Yeah!
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  • Yeah!
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  • This is gonna set somebody free,
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  • because you only focus on
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  • where you're bound,
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  • so you stay that way.
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  • Your perspective is either
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  • your prison or your passport.
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  • Paul said, I might be in chains,
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  • but I'm not chained,
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  • 'cause the Word of God...
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  • and the ground started to shake.
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  • God set their feet free
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  • by shaking the foundation
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  • that their feet
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  • were connected to.
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  • Have you had some shaking
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  • going on in your life recently?
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  • Have you had some things
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  • that you were standing on
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  • start to shake beneath you?
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  • When the earthquake comes,
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  • it can kind of feel like
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  • there's no stability
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  • in your life,
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  • but I came to announce
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  • that the reason God
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  • is shaking the ground
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  • is to break your chains.
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  • He's gonna shake the foundation
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  • to break what you're bound to.
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  • He started to shake
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  • the foundation.
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  • He started to shake
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  • the foundation,
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  • and it says that when
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  • the foundation began
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  • to give way,
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  • everyone's chains were loose.
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  • It was a chain reaction.
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  • So, are you going to let
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  • your chains break your praise?
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  • 'Cause some people do.
  • 00:11:46.060 --> 00:11:49.050
  • Some of you felt today like
  • 00:11:49.100 --> 00:11:52.100
  • you couldn't even sing along
  • 00:11:52.100 --> 00:11:53.160
  • with the worship team,
  • 00:11:53.160 --> 00:11:56.100
  • because you're bound
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  • in an area of your life.
  • 00:11:57.280 --> 00:11:59.290
  • And so, you don't even feel like
  • 00:11:59.290 --> 00:12:02.230
  • you can lift your voice,
  • 00:12:02.230 --> 00:12:04.120
  • lift your hands.
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  • You don't even feel worthy
  • 00:12:05.090 --> 00:12:06.220
  • to do it, and you let
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  • your chains break your praise.
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  • But there is a praise
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  • that will break your chains,
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  • and I make the decision
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  • every day of my life,
  • 00:12:22.240 --> 00:12:25.030
  • through my perspective,
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  • whether I'm gonna let
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  • chains break my praise,
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  • or whether I'm gonna command
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  • my praise to break my chains.
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  • I want to see that
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  • all up on Instagram,
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  • all up on Facebook.
  • 00:12:41.090 --> 00:12:43.080
  • I want everybody who has access
  • 00:12:43.080 --> 00:12:45.160
  • to any social media account,
  • 00:12:45.160 --> 00:12:47.210
  • by one hour after this sermon,
  • 00:12:47.210 --> 00:12:49.290
  • I want you to post on whatever -
  • 00:12:49.290 --> 00:12:52.070
  • MySpace, LinkedIn,
  • 00:12:52.070 --> 00:12:54.260
  • send it in the mail
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  • to the White House,
  • 00:12:56.240 --> 00:12:58.050
  • whatever you want to do
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  • to communicate the message
  • 00:12:58.290 --> 00:13:00.060
  • to the world.
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  • Tell it like this.
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  • My praise breaks chains.
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  • I'm sick of my chains
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  • telling my praise
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  • how high it can go.
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  • I'm about to let my praise
  • 00:13:13.170 --> 00:13:15.180
  • tell my chains,
  • 00:13:15.180 --> 00:13:16.280
  • you stop right here.
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  • You don't keep me negative.
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  • You don't keep me bound.
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  • You don't keep me discouraged.
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  • You don't keep me defeated.
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  • Imagine the other approach.
  • 00:13:31.030 --> 00:13:32.180
  • Silas turns to Paul and says,
  • 00:13:32.180 --> 00:13:34.100
  • man, this sucks.
  • 00:13:34.100 --> 00:13:36.050
  • And Paul turns to Silas
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  • and says, yeah, it does.
  • 00:13:38.100 --> 00:13:41.100
  • And Silas said, I thought God
  • 00:13:41.100 --> 00:13:42.220
  • was gonna take care of us.
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  • I thought He was a protector.
  • 00:13:45.120 --> 00:13:47.170
  • Paul said, yeah, me too.
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  • You know, maybe He's not
  • 00:13:50.280 --> 00:13:52.290
  • worth serving after all.
  • 00:13:52.290 --> 00:13:55.050
  • And Silas says, yeah,
  • 00:13:55.050 --> 00:13:57.020
  • so when we get out of here,
  • 00:13:57.020 --> 00:13:58.260
  • let's tone it down a little bit.
  • 00:13:58.260 --> 00:14:01.190
  • And Paul says, you know,
  • 00:14:01.190 --> 00:14:04.140
  • that wouldn't be such
  • 00:14:04.140 --> 00:14:05.200
  • a bad idea.
  • 00:14:05.200 --> 00:14:07.280
  • I'm a smart man,
  • 00:14:07.280 --> 00:14:09.030
  • and I know I could do better
  • 00:14:09.030 --> 00:14:10.030
  • than spending the night
  • 00:14:10.030 --> 00:14:12.090
  • in this jail cell.
  • 00:14:12.090 --> 00:14:13.260
  • See, the decisions
  • 00:14:13.260 --> 00:14:14.220
  • that you're making are a result
  • 00:14:14.220 --> 00:14:15.170
  • of the conversations
  • 00:14:15.170 --> 00:14:16.080
  • that you're having.
  • 00:14:16.080 --> 00:14:17.130
  • The conversations are the result
  • 00:14:17.130 --> 00:14:18.070
  • of the connections
  • 00:14:18.070 --> 00:14:18.260
  • that you've made,
  • 00:14:18.260 --> 00:14:19.160
  • and the connections
  • 00:14:19.160 --> 00:14:20.090
  • that you've made
  • 00:14:20.090 --> 00:14:20.280
  • have formed the perspective
  • 00:14:20.280 --> 00:14:21.210
  • that you've had,
  • 00:14:21.210 --> 00:14:22.140
  • and that's why
  • 00:14:22.140 --> 00:14:23.060
  • some people stay stuck.
  • 00:14:24.090 --> 00:14:27.090
  • Perspective is a connection.
  • 00:14:27.090 --> 00:14:29.230
  • And the reason Silas sang,
  • 00:14:30.060 --> 00:14:33.060
  • and the reason Paul played,
  • 00:14:33.080 --> 00:14:36.080
  • and the reason they were free
  • 00:14:36.080 --> 00:14:38.210
  • before their chains
  • 00:14:38.210 --> 00:14:40.000
  • ever fell off... you hear me?
  • 00:14:40.230 --> 00:14:43.230
  • They were freed
  • 00:14:43.230 --> 00:14:45.210
  • before they were freed.
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  • The reason that they were able
  • 00:14:52.180 --> 00:14:53.230
  • to praise when they
  • 00:14:55.160 --> 00:14:58.160
  • couldn't move, and able to hope
  • 00:14:59.110 --> 00:15:02.130
  • when they couldn't see,
  • 00:15:02.130 --> 00:15:03.260
  • is because their perspective
  • 00:15:04.080 --> 00:15:07.080
  • was not connected to their pain.
  • 00:15:08.220 --> 00:15:11.220
  • Their perspective was connected
  • 00:15:12.240 --> 00:15:15.240
  • to their purpose.
  • 00:15:15.240 --> 00:15:18.080
  • Your perspective is a product
  • 00:15:19.050 --> 00:15:22.050
  • of your connections.
  • 00:15:22.130 --> 00:15:25.130
  • The gospel had never been
  • 00:15:25.130 --> 00:15:27.160
  • to Europe before.
  • 00:15:27.160 --> 00:15:29.080
  • Up until this point,
  • 00:15:29.080 --> 00:15:31.120
  • the gospel had been held captive
  • 00:15:31.120 --> 00:15:34.100
  • in the Middle East,
  • 00:15:34.100 --> 00:15:36.070
  • and God was setting
  • 00:15:36.070 --> 00:15:38.100
  • the message free,
  • 00:15:38.100 --> 00:15:40.190
  • but to set the message free,
  • 00:15:40.190 --> 00:15:42.210
  • he had to let Paul and Silas
  • 00:15:42.210 --> 00:15:45.050
  • get locked up.
  • 00:15:45.050 --> 00:15:47.080
  • And so, when you look at it
  • 00:15:48.220 --> 00:15:51.220
  • out of context, it looks like
  • 00:15:51.220 --> 00:15:54.150
  • that Paul and Silas
  • 00:15:54.150 --> 00:15:56.180
  • had been forgotten about.
  • 00:15:56.180 --> 00:15:58.280
  • They didn't see it that way.
  • 00:15:58.280 --> 00:16:00.180
  • They saw a higher purpose,
  • 00:16:00.180 --> 00:16:03.030
  • so they had
  • 00:16:03.030 --> 00:16:04.120
  • a greater perspective,
  • 00:16:04.120 --> 00:16:06.210
  • because they kept it
  • 00:16:06.210 --> 00:16:07.140
  • in context of their calling.
  • 00:16:09.080 --> 00:16:12.080
  • So, while the foundations
  • 00:16:12.080 --> 00:16:13.050
  • were shaking in the prison,
  • 00:16:13.050 --> 00:16:14.210
  • the foundation of faith
  • 00:16:14.210 --> 00:16:16.280
  • was being laid on the continent
  • 00:16:16.280 --> 00:16:19.130
  • of Europe.
  • 00:16:20.280 --> 00:16:23.280
  • And when foundations
  • 00:16:23.280 --> 00:16:24.280
  • are being shaken in our lives,
  • 00:16:24.280 --> 00:16:26.170
  • God is laying a foundation
  • 00:16:26.170 --> 00:16:28.080
  • of greater faith.
  • 00:16:28.080 --> 00:16:30.220
  • For everybody
  • 00:16:30.220 --> 00:16:32.140
  • who is experiencing the shackles
  • 00:16:32.140 --> 00:16:34.140
  • or the shaking today,
  • 00:16:35.040 --> 00:16:38.040
  • I wanted to remind you
  • 00:16:38.040 --> 00:16:39.250
  • of your purpose,
  • 00:16:39.250 --> 00:16:41.180
  • that the purpose
  • 00:16:41.180 --> 00:16:42.280
  • of the Lord stands firm,
  • 00:16:42.280 --> 00:16:44.200
  • that the purpose of the Lord
  • 00:16:44.200 --> 00:16:46.180
  • is forever,
  • 00:16:46.180 --> 00:16:48.290
  • that His ways are above our ways
  • 00:16:48.290 --> 00:16:49.270
  • and His thoughts
  • 00:16:49.270 --> 00:16:50.240
  • above our thoughts.
  • 00:16:50.240 --> 00:16:52.260
  • And if you can sing
  • 00:16:52.260 --> 00:16:54.020
  • through the shaking,
  • 00:16:54.020 --> 00:16:55.130
  • and stand through the shaking,
  • 00:16:55.130 --> 00:16:58.130
  • you will see the goodness
  • 00:16:58.130 --> 00:17:01.060
  • of the Lord
  • 00:17:01.060 --> 00:17:03.000
  • in the land of the living.
  • 00:17:03.170 --> 00:17:06.170
  • Touch somebody and say,
  • 00:17:06.170 --> 00:17:07.130
  • I'm free.
  • 00:17:07.130 --> 00:17:09.150
  • I'm free.
  • 00:17:09.150 --> 00:17:10.260
  • I'm free.
  • 00:17:10.260 --> 00:17:11.270
  • I'm free to see things
  • 00:17:11.270 --> 00:17:13.280
  • like God sees things.
  • 00:17:15.070 --> 00:17:18.070
  • The author of Hebrews said that
  • 00:17:18.070 --> 00:17:19.170
  • everything that can be shaken
  • 00:17:19.170 --> 00:17:22.040
  • must be shaken,
  • 00:17:22.040 --> 00:17:23.200
  • so that what can't be shaken
  • 00:17:23.200 --> 00:17:25.040
  • will remain.
  • 00:17:25.040 --> 00:17:27.150
  • There's stuff that's shaking
  • 00:17:27.150 --> 00:17:29.090
  • in your life today,
  • 00:17:29.090 --> 00:17:31.120
  • but God is breaking connections
  • 00:17:31.120 --> 00:17:33.110
  • to things.
  • 00:17:33.110 --> 00:17:35.240
  • God is breaking connections
  • 00:17:35.240 --> 00:17:36.290
  • to foundations
  • 00:17:36.290 --> 00:17:38.010
  • that you've stood on
  • 00:17:38.010 --> 00:17:38.270
  • that are unstable.
  • 00:17:38.270 --> 00:17:40.110
  • That's what the shaking
  • 00:17:40.110 --> 00:17:41.080
  • is about.
  • 00:17:41.080 --> 00:17:42.140
  • He's setting you free.
  • 00:17:42.140 --> 00:17:43.230
  • Jesus came up,
  • 00:17:43.230 --> 00:17:45.010
  • said I came to open
  • 00:17:45.010 --> 00:17:46.050
  • the eyes of the blind.
  • 00:17:46.050 --> 00:17:47.150
  • I came to declare liberty
  • 00:17:47.150 --> 00:17:49.180
  • to the bound.
  • 00:17:49.180 --> 00:17:50.270
  • I came to release the oppressed,
  • 00:17:50.270 --> 00:17:52.190
  • and I'm gonna loose
  • 00:17:52.190 --> 00:17:53.190
  • your shackles
  • 00:17:53.190 --> 00:17:55.200
  • by shaking your foundation.
  • 00:17:55.200 --> 00:17:58.110
  • I know you want Him to come up
  • 00:17:58.120 --> 00:18:01.140
  • and loose you with a key,
  • 00:18:04.190 --> 00:18:07.190
  • but He said, I'm not gonna do it
  • 00:18:07.190 --> 00:18:09.210
  • with a key.
  • 00:18:09.210 --> 00:18:12.140
  • I'm gonna loose your feet
  • 00:18:13.140 --> 00:18:16.140
  • with the shaking
  • 00:18:16.140 --> 00:18:18.020
  • of your foundation.
  • 00:18:18.020 --> 00:18:21.020
  • You know what's great
  • 00:18:22.050 --> 00:18:25.050
  • about God's economy?
  • 00:18:25.050 --> 00:18:27.280
  • That jailer
  • 00:18:27.280 --> 00:18:29.130
  • that was supposed to
  • 00:18:29.130 --> 00:18:30.140
  • guard them,
  • 00:18:30.140 --> 00:18:32.110
  • when he woke up,
  • 00:18:32.110 --> 00:18:34.010
  • when Paul Blart woke up...
  • 00:18:34.200 --> 00:18:37.200
  • he wasn't very good at his job,
  • 00:18:37.200 --> 00:18:39.000
  • apparently.
  • 00:18:39.000 --> 00:18:41.070
  • He woke up,
  • 00:18:41.070 --> 00:18:42.100
  • he saw the doors open,
  • 00:18:42.100 --> 00:18:43.220
  • and he went to kill himself.
  • 00:18:43.220 --> 00:18:46.050
  • But when he looked up,
  • 00:18:46.050 --> 00:18:47.240
  • he saw Paul was still there.
  • 00:18:47.240 --> 00:18:49.090
  • Now, I'm gonna ask you
  • 00:18:49.090 --> 00:18:51.080
  • a question.
  • 00:18:51.080 --> 00:18:51.290
  • I want you to be honest.
  • 00:18:51.290 --> 00:18:53.160
  • If you were locked in prison,
  • 00:18:53.160 --> 00:18:55.170
  • and your chains came off
  • 00:18:55.170 --> 00:18:57.060
  • and the doors opened,
  • 00:18:57.060 --> 00:18:59.200
  • would you stay?
  • 00:18:59.200 --> 00:19:02.020
  • Now, hold on.
  • 00:19:02.020 --> 00:19:02.190
  • Guard is asleep.
  • 00:19:02.190 --> 00:19:04.090
  • Would you stay?
  • 00:19:05.050 --> 00:19:08.050
  • What would make Paul stay
  • 00:19:08.050 --> 00:19:09.000
  • in prison after his shackles
  • 00:19:09.000 --> 00:19:11.010
  • were on the floor?
  • 00:19:11.010 --> 00:19:13.060
  • His purpose must not have been
  • 00:19:13.060 --> 00:19:15.120
  • completed yet.
  • 00:19:15.120 --> 00:19:17.290
  • I'm tellin' you,
  • 00:19:17.290 --> 00:19:19.130
  • when you connect
  • 00:19:19.130 --> 00:19:20.050
  • your perspective
  • 00:19:20.050 --> 00:19:21.050
  • to your purpose,
  • 00:19:21.050 --> 00:19:22.180
  • nobody else holds your keys.
  • 00:19:22.180 --> 00:19:24.290
  • Nobody else holds your keys.
  • 00:19:25.070 --> 00:19:28.070
  • Paul said,
  • 00:19:28.070 --> 00:19:30.020
  • I'm not ready to go yet.
  • 00:19:30.020 --> 00:19:31.270
  • So, he had a conversation
  • 00:19:31.270 --> 00:19:33.140
  • with the guard,
  • 00:19:33.140 --> 00:19:35.020
  • because the guard
  • 00:19:35.020 --> 00:19:36.010
  • was so amazed
  • 00:19:36.010 --> 00:19:37.080
  • at what had happened,
  • 00:19:37.080 --> 00:19:38.220
  • he fell down before
  • 00:19:38.220 --> 00:19:39.160
  • Paul and Silas,
  • 00:19:39.160 --> 00:19:40.120
  • and trembling, asked, "Sirs,
  • 00:19:40.120 --> 00:19:41.090
  • what must I do to be saved?"
  • 00:19:41.090 --> 00:19:43.180
  • And Paul shared the gospel
  • 00:19:43.180 --> 00:19:44.200
  • with that guard,
  • 00:19:44.200 --> 00:19:46.250
  • and the guard was saved,
  • 00:19:46.250 --> 00:19:48.160
  • but he didn't just
  • 00:19:48.160 --> 00:19:49.120
  • want to hear it for himself,
  • 00:19:49.120 --> 00:19:50.210
  • he wanted his family to hear.
  • 00:19:50.210 --> 00:19:52.270
  • So, he took Paul to his house,
  • 00:19:52.270 --> 00:19:55.000
  • introduced Paul to his wife
  • 00:19:55.000 --> 00:19:56.220
  • and his children,
  • 00:19:56.220 --> 00:19:58.290
  • cleaned Paul's wounds.
  • 00:19:58.290 --> 00:20:01.000
  • You know, God will use
  • 00:20:01.000 --> 00:20:02.140
  • the very thing
  • 00:20:02.140 --> 00:20:03.120
  • that was keeping you captive
  • 00:20:03.120 --> 00:20:04.220
  • to ultimately serve
  • 00:20:04.220 --> 00:20:05.220
  • His purpose in your life?
  • 00:20:07.000 --> 00:20:10.000
  • And the Bible says that
  • 00:20:10.000 --> 00:20:11.230
  • the whole family,
  • 00:20:11.230 --> 00:20:14.090
  • the whole family
  • 00:20:14.090 --> 00:20:15.080
  • of the prison guard
  • 00:20:15.080 --> 00:20:16.100
  • placed their faith in Christ.
  • 00:20:16.100 --> 00:20:19.080
  • What was it?
  • 00:20:19.080 --> 00:20:20.050
  • It was a chain reaction.
  • 00:20:20.050 --> 00:20:22.130
  • Because that family,
  • 00:20:22.130 --> 00:20:23.290
  • many scholars suggest,
  • 00:20:23.290 --> 00:20:25.150
  • were the first members
  • 00:20:25.150 --> 00:20:27.080
  • of the church at Philippi.
  • 00:20:27.110 --> 00:20:30.110
  • Oh, God!
  • 00:20:30.110 --> 00:20:31.180
  • God got the first members
  • 00:20:31.180 --> 00:20:33.260
  • of the church in Europe
  • 00:20:33.260 --> 00:20:35.250
  • from the jail cell
  • 00:20:35.250 --> 00:20:37.130
  • that they had locked Paul in!
  • 00:20:38.130 --> 00:20:41.130
  • Now, every horrible thing
  • 00:20:41.130 --> 00:20:42.230
  • in your life is about to serve
  • 00:20:42.230 --> 00:20:45.040
  • God's purpose if you
  • 00:20:45.040 --> 00:20:46.040
  • keep your perspective!
  • 00:20:48.260 --> 00:20:51.260
  • Yeah!
  • 00:20:51.260 --> 00:20:53.200
  • I'm tellin' y'all,
  • 00:20:53.200 --> 00:20:56.020
  • I just feel like chains
  • 00:20:56.020 --> 00:20:57.020
  • are falling off somebody!
  • 00:20:57.020 --> 00:20:59.280
  • I feel like if you'll praise Him
  • 00:20:59.280 --> 00:21:02.060
  • right now, in this moment,
  • 00:21:02.060 --> 00:21:04.240
  • you... you might as well try it!
  • 00:21:08.140 --> 00:21:11.140
  • You've tried everything else
  • 00:21:11.140 --> 00:21:12.190
  • to be free.
  • 00:21:12.190 --> 00:21:14.020
  • Give Him praise!
  • 00:21:20.150 --> 00:21:23.150
  • On your feet,
  • 00:21:23.150 --> 00:21:24.010
  • on your feet,
  • 00:21:24.010 --> 00:21:24.180
  • on your feet,
  • 00:21:24.180 --> 00:21:25.030
  • on your feet,
  • 00:21:25.030 --> 00:21:25.180
  • on your feet,
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  • on your feet,
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  • on your feet,
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  • on your feet,
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  • on your feet.
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  • Clap your hands,
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  • clap your hands,
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  • clap your hands,
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  • clap your hands,
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  • clap your hands,
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  • clap your hands,
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  • all you people,
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  • and shout unto God
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  • with a voice of triumph.
  • 00:21:34.190 --> 00:21:36.240
  • Shout out to God
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  • with a voice of triumph!
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  • Praise breaks chains,
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  • if you don't let the chains
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  • break your praise.
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  • Can't move my feet,
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  • but I can lift my hands.
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  • I don't have a husband,
  • 00:22:03.130 --> 00:22:05.150
  • but I have some friends.
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  • I don't have a job right now,
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  • but God shall supply
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  • all my needs.
  • 00:22:15.040 --> 00:22:16.260
  • And if I focus on what's free,
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  • it's just a matter of time
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  • before this gets loosed, too.
  • 00:22:26.170 --> 00:22:29.170
  • And, praise is so much more
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  • than an activity.
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  • You don't get free
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  • 'cause you did this
  • 00:22:38.170 --> 00:22:39.110
  • for the last three minutes
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  • of my sermon.
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  • You get free at midnight.
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  • You get free on Monday.
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  • Because praise is a perspective.
  • 00:22:52.270 --> 00:22:55.270
  • Praise is a way of seeing God
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  • that makes Him bigger
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  • than whatever chains
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  • are holding you,
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  • and it is a perspective
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  • that must be practiced.
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  • It was too late for Paul
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  • and Silas to learn those songs
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  • once they were in the cell.
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  • You've got to have
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  • choir practice before midnight
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  • I want to declare freedom
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  • over some people today.
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  • I want to declare freedom
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  • over everyone that is bound,
  • 00:23:35.000 --> 00:23:38.000
  • over everyone that has been
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  • bound by mistakes,
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  • discouragement, regret -
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  • everyone who has been bound
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  • in an area of your life
  • 00:23:43.210 --> 00:23:45.090
  • that's kept you from moving,
  • 00:23:45.090 --> 00:23:46.130
  • that's kept you stuck,
  • 00:23:46.130 --> 00:23:47.150
  • that's kept you where you are.
  • 00:23:47.150 --> 00:23:49.180
  • If that's you,
  • 00:23:49.180 --> 00:23:51.290
  • I want you to use what's loose
  • 00:23:51.290 --> 00:23:54.140
  • to affect what's bound,
  • 00:23:55.050 --> 00:23:58.050
  • and lift your hands
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  • in the presence of God
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  • at every location if that's you.
  • 00:24:00.050 --> 00:24:01.130
  • Don't be ashamed,
  • 00:24:01.130 --> 00:24:02.140
  • don't be intimidated,
  • 00:24:02.140 --> 00:24:03.100
  • don't be hesitant.
  • 00:24:03.100 --> 00:24:05.010
  • We believe now that there
  • 00:24:05.200 --> 00:24:08.200
  • is awesome, miracle working,
  • 00:24:10.080 --> 00:24:13.080
  • wonder working, saving power
  • 00:24:13.260 --> 00:24:16.260
  • in the name of Jesus.
  • 00:24:16.260 --> 00:24:19.230
  • I want you to say this out loud.
  • 00:24:19.230 --> 00:24:21.010
  • There is power
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  • in the name of Jesus,
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  • and in Jesus' name,
  • 00:24:24.150 --> 00:24:26.080
  • we break every chain,
  • 00:24:26.080 --> 00:24:28.190
  • every chain,
  • 00:24:28.190 --> 00:24:30.100
  • - The greatest question
  • 00:24:32.290 --> 00:24:33.240
  • of your faith really comes down
  • 00:24:33.240 --> 00:24:35.080
  • to this.
  • 00:24:35.080 --> 00:24:36.010
  • Do you believe that God
  • 00:24:36.010 --> 00:24:36.260
  • is with you in this situation -
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  • the tough one,
  • 00:24:39.150 --> 00:24:40.090
  • the hard one,
  • 00:24:40.090 --> 00:24:41.120
  • the painful one,
  • 00:24:41.120 --> 00:24:42.220
  • the impossible one?
  • 00:24:42.220 --> 00:24:44.110
  • I believe that He is.
  • 00:24:44.110 --> 00:24:45.240
  • I believe that if you feel like
  • 00:24:45.240 --> 00:24:47.110
  • you're in chains right now,
  • 00:24:47.110 --> 00:24:48.270
  • in bondage to a habit
  • 00:24:48.270 --> 00:24:50.210
  • or a circumstance,
  • 00:24:50.210 --> 00:24:52.010
  • that God wants those chains
  • 00:24:52.010 --> 00:24:53.270
  • to be broken in your life.
  • 00:24:53.270 --> 00:24:55.240
  • But, you know what?
  • 00:24:55.240 --> 00:24:56.220
  • You have a part to play in that,
  • 00:24:56.220 --> 00:24:58.040
  • and it's called gratitude.
  • 00:24:58.040 --> 00:24:59.210
  • Through praise and gratitude,
  • 00:24:59.210 --> 00:25:01.180
  • you find freedom
  • 00:25:01.180 --> 00:25:02.170
  • by the power of God,
  • 00:25:02.170 --> 00:25:04.020
  • and I have some resources
  • 00:25:04.020 --> 00:25:05.090
  • I want to send you today
  • 00:25:05.090 --> 00:25:06.150
  • to help and encourage you
  • 00:25:06.150 --> 00:25:07.260
  • in this area.
  • 00:25:07.260 --> 00:25:08.250
  • It's called,
  • 00:25:08.250 --> 00:25:09.180
  • "Chain Breakers: Gratitude",
  • 00:25:09.180 --> 00:25:12.100
  • and you can get it
  • 00:25:12.100 --> 00:25:13.050
  • with your gift of any amount to
  • 00:25:13.050 --> 00:25:14.070
  • the ministry today.
  • 00:25:14.070 --> 00:25:15.050
  • Not only will you help us
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  • with the ministry,
  • 00:25:16.020 --> 00:25:17.110
  • which is a huge blessing,
  • 00:25:17.110 --> 00:25:18.240
  • but you're gonna receive
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  • these resources
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  • and a special card set called,
  • 00:25:21.000 --> 00:25:23.150
  • "52 Days of Thanks and Praise."
  • 00:25:23.150 --> 00:25:24.170
  • Now, what this is gonna do,
  • 00:25:24.170 --> 00:25:25.140
  • it's gonna get your mind
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  • on the right path.
  • 00:25:26.210 --> 00:25:28.080
  • It's gonna get you
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  • in the pattern of gratitude.
  • 00:25:29.060 --> 00:25:30.070
  • You know, gratitude
  • 00:25:30.070 --> 00:25:31.080
  • is something you practice,
  • 00:25:31.080 --> 00:25:32.080
  • and you get better at it
  • 00:25:32.080 --> 00:25:33.060
  • the more that you do it,
  • 00:25:33.060 --> 00:25:34.190
  • and I want to help you get
  • 00:25:34.190 --> 00:25:35.180
  • into practice in the habit
  • 00:25:35.180 --> 00:25:36.110
  • of gratitude, but you have
  • 00:25:36.110 --> 00:25:37.220
  • to take action.
  • 00:25:37.220 --> 00:25:39.200
  • And I want you to know that
  • 00:25:39.200 --> 00:25:40.170
  • your support provides real
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  • and relevant teaching
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  • for millions of people around
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  • the world through
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  • the biblical focus of this
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  • ministry's broadcasts.
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  • You make an impact,
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  • and I want to put
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  • "Chain Breakers"
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  • in your hands today
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  • as we not only become set free,
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  • but as we join God
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  • in setting others free
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  • through the power of His Word.
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  • Here's some more details,
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  • or you can go online
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  • and respond.
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  • We'd love to hear
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  • - ANNOUNCER: It's easy
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  • to thank God
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  • when we feel blessed,
  • 00:26:05.250 --> 00:26:07.090
  • but when life gets hard,
  • 00:26:07.090 --> 00:26:08.010
  • praising God can feel like
  • 00:26:08.010 --> 00:26:08.290
  • the last thing we want to do.
  • 00:26:08.290 --> 00:26:11.000
  • - What if the thing
  • 00:26:11.000 --> 00:26:11.260
  • that's been holding you captive
  • 00:26:11.260 --> 00:26:13.280
  • your whole life is
  • 00:26:13.280 --> 00:26:15.030
  • just an indication
  • 00:26:15.030 --> 00:26:16.170
  • of the potency
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  • of the calling that's inside
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  • of you,
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  • and if it ever got loose,
  • 00:26:20.120 --> 00:26:21.290
  • if it ever got free,
  • 00:26:21.290 --> 00:26:23.110
  • if it ever got out,
  • 00:26:23.110 --> 00:26:24.220
  • it might change the world?
  • 00:26:24.220 --> 00:26:27.100
  • - How do we shift
  • 00:26:27.100 --> 00:26:28.110
  • our perspective in the face
  • 00:26:28.110 --> 00:26:29.170
  • of our greatest struggles?
  • 00:26:29.170 --> 00:26:30.170
  • In the series,
  • 00:26:30.170 --> 00:26:32.010
  • "Chain Breakers: Gratitude",
  • 00:26:32.010 --> 00:26:33.240
  • Pastor Steven Furtick shares
  • 00:26:33.240 --> 00:26:35.050
  • how to shift our perspective,
  • 00:26:35.050 --> 00:26:36.080
  • so that praise and gratitude
  • 00:26:36.080 --> 00:26:37.100
  • can break any chain
  • 00:26:37.100 --> 00:26:38.180
  • that's holding us down.
  • 00:26:38.180 --> 00:26:39.210
  • For your gift of any amount
  • 00:26:39.210 --> 00:26:40.280
  • to the ministry today,
  • 00:26:40.280 --> 00:26:42.120
  • we'll send you
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  • "Chain Breakers: Gratitude"
  • 00:26:43.140 --> 00:26:45.110
  • on DVD, and the
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  • "52 Days of Thanks and Praise"
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  • cards to reinforce gratitude
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  • in your daily walk with Christ.
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  • And for your gift of $50
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  • or more, we'll also include
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  • the "Chain Breakers:
  • 00:26:54.280 --> 00:26:56.070
  • Attitude" series.
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  • You'll discover when you change
  • 00:26:57.240 --> 00:26:58.220
  • your attitude,
  • 00:26:58.220 --> 00:26:59.220
  • it will change the way you view
  • 00:26:59.220 --> 00:27:00.280
  • the things that are holding
  • 00:27:00.280 --> 00:27:01.230
  • you back.
  • 00:27:01.230 --> 00:27:03.130
  • - I make the decision every day
  • 00:27:03.130 --> 00:27:05.220
  • of my life,
  • 00:27:05.220 --> 00:27:07.070
  • through my perspective,
  • 00:27:07.070 --> 00:27:08.290
  • whether I'm gonna let
  • 00:27:08.290 --> 00:27:10.150
  • chains break my praise,
  • 00:27:10.230 --> 00:27:13.230
  • or whether I'm gonna command
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  • my praise to break my chains.
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  • - Visit us online
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  • at StevenFurtick.com,
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  • call the number on the screen,
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  • to request "Chain Breakers",
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  • and begin to see the power
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