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    ♪ theme music ♪
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    (Derek) Welcome to Hope Sabbath School,
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    an in-depth, interactive study
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    of the Word of God.
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    Well, we're coming to the end
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    of an amazing series on The Psalms,
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    these inspired Scripture songs
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    we have been studying for this series.
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    And if you've missed any,
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    go to our website, hopetv.org/hopess.
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    You can watch the entire series,
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    or go to our YouTube channel;
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    they're all there; you can watch.
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    We've been on a journey, learning
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    about the powerful, inspired messages
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    of these Scripture songs.
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    Today, a vitally important topic,
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    Waiting on the Lord, both now
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    and as we wait for His glorious appearing.
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    So, glad you're here, welcome
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    to Hope Sabbath School.
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    And welcome to the team,
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    good to see you again.
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    Give a wave to all
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    of our Hope Sabbath School members
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    around the world.
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    We're just glad that we can be together.
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    We've got some remote team members.
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    Heide, great to have you back with us,
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    glad you're here today.
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    Leeah, always good to have you,
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    glad you're with us today.
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    And, Travis, good to see you.
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    I'm just so thankful
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    for our remote team members;
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    they add something to our discussion,
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    but you are also an important part
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    of our discussion,
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    and that's why your emails to us
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    are so important.
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    Write to us at sshope@hopetv.org.
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    You make an important decision
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    or you have an insight to share
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    from your study of the Word,
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    we want to hear from you.
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    So, remember that email address,
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    sshope@hopetv.org, and we'll
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    look forward to hearing from you.
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    We're always happy when we get emails.
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    Here's one from James in Namibia
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    in former German West Africa.
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    James writes and says, "My family and I
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    appreciate most the fact
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    that the class studies
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    are biblically based."
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    (Team) Amen.
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    (Derek) "This enables us
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    to confidently share messages of truth
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    with our neighbors."
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    (Team) Amen.
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    (Derek) Yes! You're part
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    of the miracle, James.
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    Thank you for writing to us.
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    He concludes, well, he says,
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    "James and Family from Namibia."
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    We're glad that you wrote to us
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    and thank you for sharing the truths
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    that you're learning.
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    Here is a note from Julia in New York,
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    actually Long Island, New York,
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    "Hello, Hope Sabbath School."
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    (Team) Hello.
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    (Derek) I think they say that
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    so they'll get the wave.
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    "My name's Julia from Long Island.
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    I've been watching Hope Sabbath School
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    since 2019, and I love
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    the interactive Bible study.
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    I love you all, and those testimonies
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    have been an inspiration
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    and encouragement to me."
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    Well, Julia, you'll hear
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    some testimonies today
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    that will be a blessing, I'm sure,
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    but thank you for pointing that out.
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    "I have shared the link for the program
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    with other families."
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    (Team) Amen.
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    (Derek) Right? "Thanks so much
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    for your ministry.
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    I'm glad I was able to contribute
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    to Hope Sabbath School.
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    Let's continue to pray and share
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    the truth with the world.
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    May God bless you as you
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    continue to be a blessing
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    all over the world, Julia."
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    (Team) Amen.
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    (Derek) Well, Julia, thank you
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    for taking the time to write to us
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    from Long Island,
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    there in the state of New York.
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    We're happy you're part
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    of our Hope Sabbath School family.
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    Here's a little hand-written note
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    from Washington State,
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    that's in the northwest part
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    of the United States,
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    and a donor couple write, and they say,
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    "Your Bible study class
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    and all other programs
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    are such a huge blessing to us.
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    The Lord is blessing you mightily.
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    God bless you all."
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    That's a lot of blessings, isn't it?
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    And a gift of 200 dollars
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    to bless the ministry.
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    Thank you, you know who you are,
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    thank you for writing to us
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    from Washington State.
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    We're all part of a great miracle,
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    all working together, and your gift
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    means a great deal.
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    If you want to be part
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    of this miracle, you say, "Derek,
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    could I do a little something each month?"
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    or maybe, "Someone just gave me
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    an inheritance," or, "I have something,"
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    like someone said, "My saving account
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    keeps getting bigger,
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    and I'd like to help," go to our website,
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    hopetv.org/hopess,
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    click on the Donate button,
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    or get an address and write us a note.
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    Let us know how you're blessed
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    through a study of God's Word.
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    Thank you for all you do.
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    One last note, from As in Mali.
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    Where's Mali, anybody know?
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    Yes, Lilica, it's close to home, isn't it?
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    You're from Guinea-Bissau.
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    Where is Mali in connection
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    to where you live?
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    (Lilica) So, it's just east of my country.
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    (Derek) Toward the center
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    of the great continent of Africa, right?
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    (Lilica) Yes...
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    (Derek) Well, As writes and he says,
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    "Hope Sabbath School is an opportunity
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    for all of us to study the truth
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    of God's Word together.
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    It comes back to the love
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    of God through Jesus,
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    manifested by the Holy Spirit
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    changing our hearts."
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    (Team) Amen.
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    (Derek) That was a good summary,
    wasn't it?
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    "I appreciate that the lessons
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    do not stray from the Bible."
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    (Team) Amen.
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    (Derek) By the way, Mali
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    is predominantly non-Christian, right?
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    (Lilica) Muslim.
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    (Derek) "The discussions are clear,
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    simple, and honest.
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    We can study like the Bereans
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    who searched the Scriptures daily
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    to see if those things were so.
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    What a blessing, thank you."
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    Well, thank you, As, for writing to us
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    from the country of Mali,
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    not too far from Lilica's home country
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    of Guinea-Bissau.
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    We're thankful that God's calling people
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    from every nation, kindred, tongue
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    and people, am I right?
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    (Team) Amen.
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    (Derek) And we are just so happy
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    that you wrote to us.
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    And we'd like to hear from you.
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    You say, "Well, I wrote five years ago."
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    Write to us again: sshope@hopetv.org.
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    Let us know how your life, your family
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    is being blessed
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    by an in-depth, interactive study
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    of the Word of God,
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    how you've been blessed
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    and are blessing others
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    as you share what you have learned.
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    Well, this is the last opportunity for you
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    to get a beautiful collection
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    of Trilogy Scripture Songs
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    from the Psalms; there are six of them,
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    and the theme song, Psalm 105,
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    "Oh, Give Thanks to the Lord,"
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    is one of them.
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    All you have to do
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    to get your free collection
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    is to go to our website:
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    hopetv.org/hopess.
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    You say, "I don't have a pen."
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    Well, take a picture of the screen:
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    hopetv.org/hopess.
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    Go to the website, click
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    on the Free Gift tab, and it will
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    let you know how you can
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    download that collection
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    of six Trilogy Scripture Songs,
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    including our theme song for this series.
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    And I love this theme song,
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    "Oh, Give Thanks to the Lord."
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    I'm singing it in my sleep, and I want
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    to invite you to sing it with us just now.
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    ♪ music ♪
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    (Derek) Let's pray together.
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    Father in Heaven, we want to call
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    upon Your name just now
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    and give You thanks that You are
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    a great and awesome God.
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    We want to thank You
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    for this series on The Psalms,
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    these inspired Scripture songs
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    preserved for our blessing.
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    And today, as we conclude our series
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    with the theme of Waiting on the Lord,
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    I pray by Your Spirit You would teach us
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    what that means and the blessings
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    that come when we wait on You.
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    I thank You, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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    (Team) Amen.
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    (Derek) We're going to begin our study
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    in Psalm 27, and, Nancy, if you would read
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    the last two verses
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    of that psalm, Psalm 27:13,14.
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    We are introduced to a concept
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    which we want to study further,
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    and that is Waiting on the Lord.
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    (Nancy) I'm reading from the NASB,
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    New American Standard Bible:
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    (Derek) Alright, that translation,
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    "Wait for the Lord,"
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    some other translations, "Wait
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    on the Lord," but there's
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    this idea of waiting.
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    We want to explore that.
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    By the way, just a note
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    to our Hope Sabbath School members
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    around the world, that's one
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    of the six Scripture songs
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    that's on the free collection
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    that you can download for this series,
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    Trilogy Scripture Songs from the Psalms,
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    is Psalm 27 that we just read.
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    That's one of my favorites.
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    But let's go, Stephanie, to Psalm 37,
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    and I'm going to ask you to read
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    three verses from that psalm,
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    beginning with verse 7, verse 9
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    and verse 34, and let's hear
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    this theme again, and maybe we'll learn
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    a little more about what it means
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    to Wait on the Lord.
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    (Stephanie) And I'll be reading
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    from the New King James Version, verse 7:
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    Verse 9:
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    Verse 34:
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    (Derek) Alright, and now I want
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    to hyperspace to Isaiah the prophet.
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    He lived about 300 years
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    after the psalmist David.
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    And I'm going to ask Leeah if you'd read
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    from Isaiah, chapter 40.
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    We've moved out of the Psalms here,
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    but we'll see this as a common theme
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    in the Scriptures, a beautiful passage
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    in Isaiah 40, verses 28 to 31.
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    (Leeah) Sure, I'll be reading
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    from the English Standard Version,
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    Isaiah 40, verses 28 through 31:
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    (Team) Amen.
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    (Derek) Anybody else love
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    that promise besides me?
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    Isn't that a beautiful....
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    Someone's raising their hand
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    in Mali, maybe, or in the Philippines
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    saying, "Derek,
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    I love that promise."
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    So, having heard this theme repeated,
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    wait for or wait on the Lord, can someone
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    tell me what that means?
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    Yes, Heide, what do you think it means?
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    It's not just talking
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    about, like, passively waiting
    around, right?
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    (Heide) No, and if we can, I would like
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    to go to one of my favorite verses
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    in the Bible; it's Proverbs 3,
    verses 5 and 6.
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    (Derek) Okay, and then you'll answer
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    the question of what it means
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    to wait on the Lord, right?
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    Proverbs, chapter 3, verses 5 and 6.
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    And what translation of the Bible
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    are you reading from today?
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    (Heide) I'll be reading
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    from the New King James Version,
    and it says:
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    So, in my opinion, part of waiting
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    on the Lord is living in submission to Him
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    and living in His will and learning
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    to make that a part of everything
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    that I do, even if it's a simple thing,
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    how I dress - is this
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    according to His will?
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    What I'm eating - is this
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    according to His will?
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    What I do - is this according to His will?
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    What I say - is this
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    according to His will?
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    It's doing things God's way
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    versus man's way.
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    (Derek) Well, thank you, Heide,
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    for pointing that out.
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    So, you're quoting from Proverbs there,
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    and the idea of, acknowledge Him,
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    and He will direct your path,
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    that's part of the waiting
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    that you're talking about.
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    Travis, you want to add to that?
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    What does it mean to you?
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    From hearing the Scripture now,
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    not just a personal opinion,
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    but from the Scriptures, what does it mean
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    to wait on the Lord?
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    (Travis) Well, Derek, I agree
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    with what she just said, but again, I want
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    to share a story from the Bible
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    of an individual who literally had
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    to wait on the Lord, if you don't mind.
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    That is Daniel, chapter 10.
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    (Derek) Okay, just tell it to us
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    in your own words.
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    (Travis) Okay, in Daniel, chapter 10,
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    Daniel has fainted; this time prophecy
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    has boggled his mind.
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    He doesn't know how to process it.
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    He doesn't understand it,
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    and he fasts for 21 days.
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    And then Gabriel the angel comes to him,
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    and he says, "We heard you,"
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    basically, "We heard you, but there is
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    a battle behind the scenes
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    that I've been involved with,
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    and it's taken 21 days
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    to complete this battle,
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    and now I've come to answer your prayer."
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    So, it wasn't that God
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    hadn't heard Daniel's prayer,
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    but I think waiting on the Lord,
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    we have to realize there's a cosmic battle
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    behind the scenes.
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    We don't know what's going on,
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    and God has to operate
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    within the free will of each human person,
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    so it has to be in His time.
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    He knows the beginning from the end.
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    We can trust that our prayers are heard.
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    And the story of Daniel shows me not only
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    that I can trust, but that they'll
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    be answered as well.
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    (Derek) Powerful, thank you
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    for sharing that Bible story.
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    I want to give you an opportunity to share
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    a time, a season of your life.
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    Well, let's talk about Jesus first,
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    because even Jesus had to learn
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    to wait on the Lord.
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    If we believe what Travis just said,
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    and it's certainly biblical,
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    Jesus was in the middle
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    of a great cosmic battle, right?
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    So, where do you see, in the life of Jesus
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    from His birth, growing up in Nazareth,
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    where do you see Him demonstrating,
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    John, waiting on the Lord?
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    (John) We see Jesus at the age of 12
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    in the temple, and then there's no record
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    of what happens until the age of 30.
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    (Derek) Eighteen years.
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    (John) And the only kind of words
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    that kind of show us what was happening
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    is the Bible says Jesus "grew
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    in wisdom and stature
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    and in favor with God and man."
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    That waiting period,
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    that's what Jesus was doing.
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    (Derek) And there's one other phrase
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    there, I think, in Luke
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    that says He was obedient to His parents.
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    But that's a long wait,
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    because if we understand
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    from Scripture, He said,
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    "I must be about My Father's business,"
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    at age 12, He's beginning to understand,
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    isn't He, but He waits until the Father
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    says, "Now is the time." Jason?
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    (Jason) Yeah, I was thinking
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    about Jesus' first miracle at the wedding
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    when He told His mother,
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    "My time has not come yet."
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    So, Jesus understood that there was
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    a time, you know, in God's eyes,
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    for things to be taking place.
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    And I believe that's the understanding
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    that we need, too.
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    As Jesus explained,
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    that basically the timing
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    has to do with everything
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    when it comes to God.
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    (Derek) And if we read that story
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    in John, chapter 2, I'm thinking
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    that Jesus probably said, "Father, is this
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    really the time?" and the Father said,
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    "Yes, now is the time,"
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    not just because Mother asked, right,
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    but, "Now is the time.
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    I do nothing of My own will,
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    but the will of Him who sent Me." Pedro.
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    (Pedro) I see Jesus' baptism experience.
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    After His baptism, He was taken
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    by the Spirit to the desert.
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    Now, Jesus was there for 40 days,
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    and He was being led by the Spirit;
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    all His life was led by the Spirit.
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    And we look into the aspect of waiting.
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    Some people ask, "What was the purpose
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    for [Jesus] to be 40 days fasting
    in the desert?"
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    And sometimes we ask why we're going
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    through desert times in our lives,
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    and how is the Holy Spirit guiding us,
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    and the Bible gives an example of Jesus.
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    Even Jesus had to wait.
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    (Derek) He was there in the wilderness.
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    The beautiful biography, The Desire
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    of Ages, says, "He was contemplating
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    His mission," so He's praying,
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    listening to His Father.
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    Now, you mentioned that we may go
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    through those times of waiting, too,
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    so I want to ask a question,
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    maybe of one of our remote team members,
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    whichever one wants to raise their hand,
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    a time when you had to learn
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    to wait on the Lord, when you had to learn
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    to just, well, like Heide said,
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    in all your ways acknowledge Him
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    and kind of wait for Him
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    to direct your path,
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    anyone have a testimony to share?
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    I'm looking at the remotes; I'm not seeing
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    a hand, but I see Puia's hand.
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    Puia, tell us a time when you
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    had to learn, this idea
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    is not just waiting around, right,
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    but being attentive to God,
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    asking Him to direct your steps.
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    (Puia) I would say it's a constant lesson
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    that God is still teaching me every day,
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    to wait on Him because we live
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    in a day and age where we want
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    everything right away, right?
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    We go through fast food,
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    we want a fast internet speed,
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    and it's hard to wait on getting results
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    when you go through a test,
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    or when you go through an examination.
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    But looking at the Scripture, there is
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    so much wisdom in learning to be patient,
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    learning to wait on God,
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    especially in the context
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    of Psalm 37 we read earlier,
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    in the face of evildoers, in the face
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    of so much suffering in this world.
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    I believe the lesson that God
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    is teaching me is to trust that there is
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    a timing that God will step in.
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    (Derek) Yes. Tendi, a time
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    when you had to learn to wait on the Lord.
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    (Tendi) Yes, I had to learn to wait
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    on the Lord in the context of marriage.
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    I waited 14 years to get married.
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    (Derek) Fourteen years.
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    (Tendi) Yes, I had been studying
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    courtship and marriage, the way
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    God wants it to be,
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    and it was exhausting, the wait.
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    There was a lot of prayer
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    that went into it,
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    but the moment, on the fourteenth year,
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    I gave God my heart, and I asked Him
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    to find me a husband, so He did that
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    at the fourteenth year.
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    (Derek) So, I don't know when
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    the first year was; I'm guessing
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    the first year of the fourteen was
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    when you felt like you wanted
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    a life companion who would
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    love you and love God.
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    So, kind of, "I'm ready for that,"
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    and you waited 14 years because you
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    didn't want to just marry any man
    that walked by.
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    (Tendi) That's right.
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    (Derek) You wanted to wait
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    for the person God had in mind for you.
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    (Tendi) God's choice...
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    (Derek) We're going to get a lot
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    of emails about that, because someone
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    might write, maybe you'll write and say,
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    "Pastor Derek, I wish I had done that.
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    I wish I had waited on the Lord
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    and let Him lead."
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    That's very practical, Tendi.
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    Thanks for sharing.
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    Travis, waiting, a time when God
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    maybe taught you what it means
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    to wait on the Lord.
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    (Travis) Derek, that's exactly what comes
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    to my mind, is that was
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    a lesson that I learned.
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    And many have heard, and I'm not going
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    to tell the story again right now
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    of the cell phone call, you know,
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    you and I had been involved in
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    when God miraculously dialed a phone.
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    But what I did learn from that
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    was, I was on fire.
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    I had just learned about God's goodness,
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    and I just wanted to go
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    and do these things,
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    and I fell flat on my face, kind of,
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    in a sense, spiritually.
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    And I realized, now looking back,
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    that God knew that I had
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    some things personally that needed
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    to be taken care of,
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    that I wasn't ready to get involved,
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    at least to the point where I
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    wanted to be involved.
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    And I had some life lessons to learn.
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    And through a series of events,
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    He taught me that it's all in His timing;
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    it's not in my timing.
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    Even though I desired to just go,
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    He was saying, "Wait, I have
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    to get you ready," and that was
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    really an important lesson for me.
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    (Derek) Powerful. Stephanie, I'm going
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    to ask you to go with us to Psalm 131,
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    because one of the things
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    that we need to learn
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    is to be at peace while we wait.
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    Yeah, we may wait 18 years like Jesus did,
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    from 12 to 30, 14 years like Tendi did
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    in her testimony.
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    Someone might say, "Pastor Derek,
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    I've waiting half my lifetime."
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    How do we learn to be at peace?
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    What insight do we get from the psalmist
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    in Psalm 131, verses 1 to 3?
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    (Stephanie) And I'll be reading
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    from the New King James Version:
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    (Derek) Alright, I'm going to ask Nancy
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    a question because I've met
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    some of your beautiful children.
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    So, what's the difference
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    between a nursing child
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    and a weaned child, first?
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    And then, when a weaned child comes,
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    what is that saying, and what can we learn
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    from that about waiting on the Lord?
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    (Nancy) Yeah, well, I had three boys,
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    and I remember the process
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    of them becoming weaned.
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    And I think what it's talking about here
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    is that you're going to trust that, well,
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    I'll say the child at some point
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    is no longer nursing, and they decide
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    that they're going to trust
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    that their mother will provide them
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    with the food that they need in the way
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    that she's going to do it.
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    And they're okay with it,
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    and they feel at peace with that.
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    And so, that's what God wants us to do,
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    is to trust that He's going
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    to provide for us at the time
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    He's going to provide for us.
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    (Derek) So even though when that
    little one,
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    depending on how old they are
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    when they stop nursing, is now weaned,
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    did any of your boys still come
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    and snuggle with momma?
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    (Nancy) Of course, yes.
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    (Derek) Right, what's happening
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    at that moment, would you say,
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    and what could we learn from that
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    about this attitude of resting
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    or waiting at peace in the Lord?
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    (Nancy) Well, because they know
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    that you still love them, and they
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    still feel security and peace
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    in just snuggling with you.
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    But they're growing, and so they are
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    no longer going to be nursed by you.
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    You're going to feed them
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    in a different way, but you
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    still love them and provide for them.
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    (Derek) So, Heide, I know you've got
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    a couple of...they're not little anymore,
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    are they, Heide?
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    But when one of your children comes
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    just to spend time with you, are they
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    stressed out that you might not feed them
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    for the next week?
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    I mean, are they really anxious that they
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    might be evicted from their bedroom?
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    (Heide) No, not at all.
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    As a matter of fact, they say
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    that when a mother nurses a child,
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    it releases a hormone
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    that bonds them for life.
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    And in the same way, I think God,
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    when we come to Him, and we cast
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    our cares upon Him, and we learn
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    to fully surrender to Him, I think
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    it bonds us in this way that you come now.
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    And like you said, Nancy's boys
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    will still come to her lap,
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    and my children will come to my lap,
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    and some of the teen members
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    may not have children, but you have
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    your mother, and you remember
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    what it's like to go to your mother's lap.
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    It's this place of safety, of no fear,
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    of peace, and that's what God is saying
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    He wants to have with us,
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    what He does have already if we come.
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    (Derek) We want to move on
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    to another section; we could stay there.
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    By the way, I don't want dads
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    to feel left out either, because I know
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    that a weaned child can come
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    and snuggle with dad, too right?
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    And, Pedro, I know you have
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    a beautiful little girl, Bianca; she knows
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    she's safe to come and rest,
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    and at the right time, papa
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    will provide for her, right?
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    But there is, as we continue our study
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    about Waiting on the Lord, there is
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    the idea of working while we wait.
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    So it's not waiting around
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    in idleness, right?
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    It's not waiting around in inactivity.
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    It's that waiting in the Lord,
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    resting in Him, yes, you know,
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    the beautiful image
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    of resting in His arms.
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    That's so beautiful, isn't it?
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    But, Puia, could you read for us
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    Psalm 126, verses 5 and 6?
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    And then we'll go
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    to the teaching of Jesus.
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    What is the special mission
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    that God gives to all of His children
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    while we learn to wait upon the Lord?
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    (Puia) Yes, I'll be reading
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    from the New King James Version,
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    Psalm 126, verses 5 and 6:
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    (Derek) So, put that
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    into, kind of, practical language
    for us, Puia.
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    What does God want us to be doing
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    while we're learning to rest in Him,
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    to wait on the Lord, to, in all our ways,
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    let Him direct our path?
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    (Puia) I believe when it talks
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    about sowing, that's sharing
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    the good news of Jesus,
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    planting seeds in the hearts of people,
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    while we wait for that hope
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    of the soon return of Jesus,
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    to be in the work
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    of sharing the good news.
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    (Derek) Alright, we know waiting
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    on the Lord is not inactivity.
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    It involves action, right?
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    So, Puia has said, well, it's
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    the precious seed that we're sowing
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    with the promise, what?
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    What does it say, Heide?
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    The promise that we'll come again
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    with what kind of attitude?
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    In verse 6, I don't know
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    how that is in your Bible.
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    We'll "come again..."?
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    "...with rejoicing, bringing our sheaves."
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    (Heide) I was thinking
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    of what you say at the end
  • 30:12 - 30:13
    of each Hope Sabbath School lesson
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    where you say,
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    "Don't just keep it to yourselves;
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    go out and be a blessing to others."
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    So, that's what I hear here.
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    You have been blessed; now, literally,
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    go and share that same thing
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    so that others can also be blessed.
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    (Derek) You know, Jesus uses
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    that same metaphor of the harvest
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    when He's speaking to His followers.
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    And, Lilica, could you find
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    Matthew for us, chapter 9 and verse 37?
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    And let's see the instruction.
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    You might say, "Well, that was
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    just the 12," but He actually gave
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    the same direction to the 70 who represent
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    all of the children of Noah, actually.
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    What instruction does Jesus give
  • 31:00 - 31:04
    in Matthew 9 and verse 37?
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    (Lilica) I'll be reading
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    from the New King James Version,
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    Matthew 9, verse 37:
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    (Derek) And would you read on now
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    in verse 38 for us?
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    (Lilica) Of course:
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    (Derek) Okay so, back, Puia,
  • 31:30 - 31:32
    to your comment earlier,
  • 31:32 - 31:34
    if the harvest is great,
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    what does that mean?
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    We've got Psalm 126, you read,
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    what does it mean
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    that the harvest is great?
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    (Puia) There are a lot of people
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    who are waiting to hear the gospel,
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    the good news of Jesus.
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    (Derek) Okay, they're waiting to hear,
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    but the challenge, Travis,
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    the challenge is that the laborers
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    are few, and why is that?
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    If we're not supposed to sit around idly -
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    you know, some people, it looks like
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    they're just trying to stay out of trouble
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    until Jesus comes,
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    but actually that's the best way
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    to get into trouble, isn't it?
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    You've told me in your testimony, "If you
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    want to see God work in miraculous ways,
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    get involved in His work," right?
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    Get involved in mission.
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    Why are the laborers few, Travis?
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    (Travis) You know, Derek, I think,
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    and I don't want to speak for everybody
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    or try to point out anyone's issues, but I
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    believe that we've become distracted.
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    I think it's interesting, in John,
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    chapter 4, Jesus says something similar.
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    He says, "You say there are four months
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    and then come the harvest, but I tell you,
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    lift up your eyes and look
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    because the fields are already white
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    for the harvest."
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    I think the instruction of Jesus
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    is to look because He was using
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    the fields, and it generally takes
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    about three to four months
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    for any crop to grow,
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    whether it's beans or corn.
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    And so, when the disciples looked out
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    over the field, they're like,
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    "Actually, we're just planting.
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    There's nothing to harvest."
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    But Jesus is saying to them,
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    "It may not look like there's a harvest,
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    but there's a harvest."
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    So maybe some of the problem
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    is we don't even think there's a harvest
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    in the area, but Jesus says there is.
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    We need to be intentional about looking
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    and praying for that harvest opportunity.
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    (Derek) Thank you, Travis.
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    You used the word "distraction."
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    John, I'm going to ask you to read for us
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    the passage that Travis alluded to
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    in John, chapter 4,
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    beginning with verse 34.
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    It's a beautiful passage about Jesus
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    interacting with someone
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    that His disciples don't
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    even want to talk to,
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    but God is going to use this woman
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    at the well to impact a whole city.
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    But let's look at what Jesus said.
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    Travis alluded to it
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    in his earlier comment.
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    (John) John, chapter 4, verses 34 to 38,
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    from the English Standard
    Version, it says:
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    (Derek) What is the outcome, Pedro,
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    when we join the Lord
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    of the harvest in this work?
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    We're not just waiting around, right?
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    Fully surrendered to Him, enjoying
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    the beauty of His presence, right,
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    like a weaned child with its parent,
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    but what do we experience when we join
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    the Lord of the harvest...?
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    (Pedro) Joy, I went back to the Psalms.
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    We experience joy in the Lord.
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    It is the most amazing thing
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    to see someone accepting
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    Jesus in their life.
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    And I can share, for myself,
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    I'm addicted to Bible studies...
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    (Derek) Not just your own Bible study,
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    you're saying, but sharing with others?
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    (Pedro) Studying with someone.
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    I tell people, I don't give Bible studies,
    I study the Bible with them
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    because there is something always
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    for me there that God is convicting me of
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    because I'm still growing in Christ.
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    But looking into this aspect here,
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    many people say, "The Bible says that,
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    but why is it not happening?"
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    And I have a little garden in my backyard,
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    and with some plants I have to use
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    a little cutter to make sure I get
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    the vegetables out of it.
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    And the other ones I have to use my hand.
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    Maybe we need to ask God, "Can You use me
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    as the right tool?" or make ourselves
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    available to be the right tool,
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    because we always want to do the same way
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    for different people.
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    He says no; God says,
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    "Let Me work through you."
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    There are different ways
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    that we can [share] Christ,
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    but the best way is Christ's method.
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    (Derek) So, I'm going to pause and ask
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    if there's someone that has
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    a joyful testimony of joining the Lord
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    in His harvest work.
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    And we're not all going to hold
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    a big series of meetings, right?
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    There are lots of ways that we
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    can share the love of God with someone.
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    John, tell us a time you experienced joy,
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    not just waiting around, right,
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    but waiting on the Lord
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    and working while you wait.
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    (John) There was a lady
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    who grew up in the church, but left
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    the church during the teenage years
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    and went through some difficult times
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    because of an accident.
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    But she was shopping at Giant's,
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    and she came across the church that was
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    right next to the shopping complex,
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    and she walked into the church.
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    And so, long story short,
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    I introduced myself to her; a friend and I
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    began studying with her,
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    and she eventually got baptized.
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    And then I will never forget
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    what she told me on the day
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    she was baptized.
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    She said, "I am here because of you."
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    Of course, it was the Holy Spirit...
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    (Derek) But God gives the people, right?
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    (John) And that was so meaningful to me.
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    (Derek) And how did you feel?
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    (John) Joyful.
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    (Derek) Right. We rejoice.
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    The sower and the reaper rejoice together.
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    Puia, can you think
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    of a joyful experience?
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    (Puia) Recently we had a revival
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    camp meeting in Pennsylvania
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    with a youth group from the church.
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    And my heart was very burdened
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    looking at our young people of the church.
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    Many of them seemed disinterested.
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    They came just because their parents
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    asked them to come.
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    But I asked the Lord, I said,
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    "God, I cannot bear this burden.
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    You have to do something here."
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    And as we labored together
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    with our other team, the youth leaders,
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    and as we studied the Bible,
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    at the end of the meeting, the youth
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    started sharing their testimonies
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    and how the messages landed.
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    One of them came to me and said,
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    "Pastor, I got what you were
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    trying to say; thank you
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    for sharing that with me."
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    And when you see the lightbulbs
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    coming into their eyes, and, you know,
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    you see the wheels turning in their heads
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    when they're starting to understand,
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    "Oh, this is how God wants
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    to reveal Himself to us," there is
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    no better feeling in the world
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    than knowing that God is using you
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    to bring people to Him.
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    (Derek) So, for those of you
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    sitting on the front row, Puia was
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    smiling while he was saying that, right?
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    Leeah, I want to ask you a question,
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    then I'll come to Nancy.
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    Leeah, you've shared in various programs
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    that you lead worship music, right?
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    You sing; that's a gift God's given you.
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    Can you think of a time when you
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    were working while you wait, so to speak?
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    You were using your gift, leading music,
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    and you saw God work, and it
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    brought joy to your heart?
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    (Leeah) Yeah, in fact there are
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    many instances of that.
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    I was leading worship a few weeks ago,
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    and it was a song I didn't know very well.
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    It was a song I wasn't quite confident in,
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    and I wasn't quite sure that it was
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    actually resonating with people.
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    So, I tried my best.
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    You know, I asked the Lord
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    to strengthen me, to produce
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    some sort of message.
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    And I saw a man in the back of the church,
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    the only person in the sanctuary
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    who had his arms raised in worship.
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    And I was so thankful
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    that in my moment of inadequacy,
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    it seemed to land with someone.
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    There have been many times
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    that I have been singing
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    for different events or whatever,
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    and there is almost a darkness.
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    It almost seems too hard to do,
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    like there's a spiritual darkness
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    that happens, and it almost becomes
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    physically difficult to sing praises
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    to the Lord, but God has
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    always helped me overcome that.
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    And there are always people that are
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    blessed through the gift of music,
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    so I'm grateful for that.
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    (Derek) So that reminds us
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    of the Great Controversy.
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    And by the way, in a previous study
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    John led, this raising hands
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    is really worshiping God,
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    isn't it, honoring God.
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    And one person in the back, a man,
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    God was speaking to him
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    through that music, and, Leeah, I saw
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    by your smile that you experienced joy.
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    Oh, excuse me, Nancy first and then Tendi.
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    (Nancy) So, this has to do with waiting
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    on the Lord and then also God
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    turning things around for us.
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    My husband was building a fence
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    for around our house.
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    This was when our kids were younger.
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    And there was this one piece
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    that maybe was from that desk to here
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    that needed to be filled in,
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    so he had a post there.
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    He talked to the neighbor because we
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    wanted to connect to the neighbor's fence,
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    and we just needed to connect
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    from our post to theirs,
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    and then we're done
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    because my kids wanted to have a dog.
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    So, my husband went
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    and talked to the neighbor,
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    and he said, "Sure, no problem."
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    Unbeknownst to us, his wife
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    didn't want that to happen,
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    and so we couldn't finish.
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    So eventually we started praying about it,
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    and so we just, like, every day
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    we're going to pray about it.
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    And so, my husband was praying,
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    "Oh, please change the heart
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    of our neighbor's wife;
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    it's for our kids..."
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    And I even went over there
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    and talked to her, and, no,
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    she wasn't having it.
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    And I'm like, "What is the problem?"
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    We kept praying and praying.
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    And then, as I went over and talked
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    to her again, I realized,
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    "Oh, they have needs; let's pray."
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    So, it changed us,
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    then we started praying
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    about what needs they had,
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    what concerns they had.
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    And it totally changed...instead...
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    (Derek) So, waiting on the Lord
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    to direct your path changed the way
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    you were thinking about the situation.
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    (Nancy) And then my husband
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    starting praying that God
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    would bring her to our house to talk
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    about the situation, and I'm like,
  • 42:08 - 42:11
    "How is He going to answer that?!"
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    It happened; she came to our house
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    to tell us that it was okay.
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    (Derek) So, God is good.
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    But He changed the way you thought.
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    (Nancy) Yes!
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    (Derek) That was very practical.
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    I never thought of waiting on the Lord
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    and fences and dogs.
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    I mean, pretty practical, right,
  • 42:28 - 42:29
    about learning to wait.
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    Thank you for sharing that. Tendi.
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    (Tendi) So, growing up, I was
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    a very shy person, and I had a good voice,
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    but at my home church I was considered
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    one of the background singers.
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    When I moved to the U.S., I asked the Lord
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    to give me a voice where I could
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    minister for Him, but I was still shy.
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    The first solo I sang was
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    at our wedding (with Scott)
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    as my vows to him.
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    And ever since then, I have been singing
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    in a way that people come to me and say
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    they have been touched.
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    They have been moved,
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    that I should sing more often.
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    So, I just want to praise God...
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    (Derek) That's courageous to have
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    the first solo at your wedding, right?
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    Well, we want to move on
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    to actually something that's in the title
  • 43:16 - 43:20
    of our program, Hope Sabbath School,
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    because the Sabbath is a time when we can
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    rest in the Lord while we wait.
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    And I want to look at two verses
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    that may be very familiar to some
  • 43:31 - 43:32
    but not to others.
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    Jason, if you could read Mark,
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    chapter 2, for us, and verse 28.
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    Jesus is speaking.
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    (Jason) Right, and I'm reading
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    from the New King James Version,
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    and the Bible says:
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    (Derek) Now, someone maybe is watching
  • 43:49 - 43:50
    Hope Sabbath School,
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    maybe you're watching, and you say,
  • 43:52 - 43:54
    "I don't know this Hope Sabbath/Sunday
    School,"
  • 43:54 - 43:56
    you know, "I don't know the word Sabbath."
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    So, it's like a Sunday School, but Sabbath
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    is actually found
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    throughout all the Scripture.
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    I still remember one gentleman
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    who actually came here
  • 44:05 - 44:06
    watching Hope Sabbath School,
  • 44:06 - 44:08
    and he said, "I started reading the Bible,
  • 44:08 - 44:10
    and it's like Sabbath, Sabbath,
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    Sabbath, Sabbath, Sabbath," right?
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    Where in the commandments
  • 44:15 - 44:18
    is this conversation about the Sabbath?
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    Heide, can you...There are
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    ten commandments, right?
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    We know we shouldn't kill,
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    we shouldn't steal,
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    we shouldn't commit adultery.
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    Where is that commandment
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    that speaks about the Sabbath,
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    and interestingly the first word
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    in that commandment is rather significant.
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    Would you read...?
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    (Heide) So, yeah, absolutely, so it's
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    in the fourth commandment.
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    And it's kind of like right in the center,
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    in the core of the Ten Commandments,
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    and I will gladly read it; I'll be reading
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    from the New King James Version,
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    and it's Exodus 20, verses 8 through 11.
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    And the first word, which you asked,
    is "remember":
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    (Derek) Now, some people think
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    Sabbath day of rest means
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    you sleep all day, but that's not
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    what it talks about, right?
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    We want to go to worship.
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    We rest in the Lord in the worship,
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    but Jesus also taught that it's good
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    to do good on the Sabbath.
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    So, I have a practical question.
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    Raise your hand.
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    The practical question is, how do I know
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    when this work is something
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    that should wait for Sunday, Monday,
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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
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    or when it's something that would be good
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    to do on the Sabbath
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    because it's good to do good?
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    How do I distinguish, anybody,
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    between what should wait for another day
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    and what would be good to do
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    on the Sabbath? Pedro?
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    (Pedro) I look into the principle
    of the Bible.
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    Jesus shows the aspect of need for others,
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    you know, if I'm doing anything for others
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    on the Sabbath, it's a good rule of saying
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    this is good to do on the Sabbath.
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    Now, you ask us, can I
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    do this in a few days?
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    Can I plan ahead on this?
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    It says, yes, you should plan things ahead
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    so you can spend time
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    [worshiping] with others and Scripture
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    and spending time with the Lord.
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    But if you have an emergency,
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    as Jesus comes to the Pharisee and says,
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    you know, if you have an [ox] that is
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    stuck [in a ditch], would you
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    just not do anything?
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    And I can share that one time
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    I was out at the church, and there was
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    this member who had a car problem.
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    He forgot his key inside the car running.
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    Now, we had to run to get a tool
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    to open his door so he could go back home
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    and obviously not have the car
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    running all day in the parking lot.
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    (Derek) So, you would see that,
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    like the ox stuck in the ditch.
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    Jesus also used that when He
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    talked about healing someone
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    on the Sabbath, right?
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    Because it's good to do...?
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    (Derek, Team) Good.
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    (Derek) ...on the Sabbath, right,
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    so there was a distinction.
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    Someone else. Lilica, how do
    we distinguish?
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    There might be a time when God says,
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    "Lilica, do it now. Do it today.
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    It's Sabbath, but it's good
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    to do this good thing."
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    (Lilica) Well, the Lord
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    does not contradict Himself,
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    and He that gave the Law gave
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    the principles or ways,
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    as we have mentioned.
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    He said what to do
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    or not do on the Sabbath.
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    Of course, it's not everything,
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    but we have general principles to follow.
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    And in case of doubt, we can
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    always go to Him and say, "Lord,
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    I want to honor You.
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    I really have this desire of honoring You.
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    What do You say?"
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    (Derek) Alright, so I could ask.
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    I came home from church, actually, Pedro,
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    and someone next door was sitting
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    with the hood of his car
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    (we call that a bonnet in England,
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    so I had to remember to get it right),
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    but the hood of his car open,
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    and he was looking in.
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    Now, you have to know that most people,
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    especially us men, even if we know nothing
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    about the engine, we still look
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    inside there, hoping we can find
    some help.
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    Well, I just came home from church,
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    and he was next door -
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    a Christian gentleman -
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    next door, he was looking, and I
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    went over to him, and I said,
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    "Michael, what's the problem?"
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    He said, "My battery is dead."
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    And I said to him, "Well, I have
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    jumper cables right here in my car.
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    I'm happy to just hook them up for you."
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    And he said, "Oh, I wasn't going to ask
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    because I know it's your Sabbath."
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    And I said, "Well, Jesus said,
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    'It's good to do good.'"
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    Now, if he had said, "Would you help me,"
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    you know, "paint my car,"
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    or, "do some body work where I
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    just dented the side of my car," right,
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    but maybe he needed to do something.
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    But I like what Lilica said, and that is,
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    we can pray and say, "God,
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    is this something that I could say,
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    'I'll come by on Monday,'
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    or is it something
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    that I should do today?"
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    Did anyone want to share a testimony?
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    Because we want to, certainly, rest
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    in the Lord on the Sabbath, but we
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    also can work while we wait?
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    Can you share a time when you were
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    resting in the Lord on the Sabbath,
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    but you were also involved
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    in serving others in a meaningful way?
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    Anybody? I want to give an opportunity.
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    Heide, I see you waving over there.
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    A time that was meaningful to you,
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    and you say, "Well, going to church
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    is wonderful, singing hymns is wonderful,
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    praying is wonderful, but doing good
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    in Jesus' name on the Sabbath
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    is also wonderful," share your story.
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    (Heide) So, I went to a church
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    where on one Sabbath of the month
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    they would go and they would feed
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    the homeless, and that entailed
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    a lot of work because we actually went
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    to an area that was
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    a ways from our church.
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    And we had to take tables, chairs.
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    We had to preplan the meal
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    and prepare the meal and bring
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    plates and utensils and all the things.
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    But once a month we would go,
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    and we would do that,
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    and we would talk with them,
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    mingle with them while we served the food
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    and while they ate.
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    And sometimes we would eat with them.
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    And that was something that we did
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    where I would feel happy
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    because I like going to church, and Jesus
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    gave that example very clearly,
    that that's something
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    we do on the Sabbath.
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    But I also like, you know, to get outside
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    of the four walls of the church.
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    He called us to go, and I liked that,
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    because it was a way that we could go,
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    and we could minister to others.
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    On another occasion, I remember
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    that we went door to door, inviting
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    families to a fun event our church
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    was going to have,
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    but at every house we would also ask,
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    "Can we pray for you?
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    Is there something we can
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    pray about for you?"
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    And I was really surprised that all
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    these people just started opening up,
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    even people you wouldn't have thought
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    would have opened up.
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    They would be like, "Oh, yes, pray
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    for my family," "Pray for my sibling,"
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    "Pray for my child."
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    And I remember feeling just so satisfied
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    at the end of that day and that event,
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    coming back and having prayed for people.
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    (Derek) Beautiful, joy, joy.
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    Well, I want to go to our last section
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    and a verse, Nancy, I'd like you
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    to read for us in Psalm 30 and verse 5,
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    because while we're waiting,
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    we're also waiting, in some ways,
  • 52:19 - 52:21
    in a valley of tears, aren't we?
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    We're waiting in a place where there is
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    still this great battle
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    between good and evil.
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    But there is a hopeful word
    the psalmist gives
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    in Psalm 30 and verse 5.
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    (Nancy) I'm reading
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    from the New American Standard Bible,
    and it reads:
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    (Derek) I like that translation. Lilica?
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    (Lilica) So, I have six points that I took
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    from these lessons
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    that we have been learning,
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    that waiting is excruciating.
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    It's painful, depending on how much
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    you desire that thing.
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    And that we have the desire
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    of doing things our own way,
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    but in the waiting, it's so precious
  • 53:10 - 53:12
    because God takes that time to make us
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    do self-examination.
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    (Derek) While waiting.
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    (Lilica) While we're waiting, it's a time
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    of self-examination and preparation.
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    So, it's so important,
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    but we don't want it
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    because we want what we want.
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    And in that time, as we go to God,
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    as a child goes to the mother
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    during weaning, it's a time when we learn
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    to trust His promises
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    and rely on Him to rest on Him
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    and have that faithful assurance
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    that the One who promised is faithful.
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    One day the joy will come.
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    (Derek) So, what' Lilica's says here,
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    sometimes the waiting can be excruciating,
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    but the promise of joy coming
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    in the morning, back to the text
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    that you just read, is that talking
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    about tomorrow morning?
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    Is that talking about sometime
    in the future?
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    Or, Puia, is it talking about...Let's say
  • 54:04 - 54:05
    you just lost a loved one,
  • 54:05 - 54:07
    how does joy come in the morning?
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    Is it talking
  • 54:08 - 54:10
    about that great resurrection morning?
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    What do you think the text
  • 54:12 - 54:13
    is referring to here?
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    (Puia) I believe in the biblical sense,
    it's talking
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    about that ultimate resurrection morning
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    when God is going to re-create everything.
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    And in the context of what we
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    have been studying, I believe
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    waiting on the Lord can be trusting
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    in advance what will only make sense
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    when we look back
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    from that point in the future.
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    (Derek) So, Lilica's pointing out
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    that that waiting can be very painful,
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    excruciating even, but let's talk
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    about losing a loved one.
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    Someone here, or someone watching,
  • 54:44 - 54:47
    you've lost a loved one.
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    It's painful, it's excruciating, to use
  • 54:50 - 54:52
    the word that Lilica used,
  • 54:52 - 54:55
    but how does your grieving...
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    Is there anyone here
  • 54:57 - 54:58
    who has lost a loved one?
  • 54:58 - 55:00
    John, how does our grieving,
  • 55:00 - 55:03
    painful as it is, differ from those
  • 55:03 - 55:06
    who've not learned to wait on the Lord?
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    (John) I was close to my grandfather,
  • 55:08 - 55:09
    but then he passed away.
  • 55:09 - 55:13
    He did not believe in Bible truths,
  • 55:13 - 55:15
    but on his deathbed he told us
  • 55:15 - 55:17
    that if he ever were to walk again,
  • 55:17 - 55:20
    he would be baptized.
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    And so those were his parting words,
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    and so we have that hope that we will
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    see him the resurrection morning.
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    (Derek) So, the loss was still painful,
  • 55:30 - 55:31
    but you believe that joy
  • 55:31 - 55:33
    comes in the morning, right?
  • 55:33 - 55:35
    Anybody else have a testimony?
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    Because we live in a world
  • 55:37 - 55:38
    where there is pain,
  • 55:38 - 55:41
    where we experience loss.
  • 55:41 - 55:43
    Could joy come earlier
  • 55:43 - 55:45
    than the great resurrection day
  • 55:45 - 55:46
    when Jesus comes?
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    (Team) Yes.
  • 55:47 - 55:49
    (Derek) Certainly so, right?
  • 55:49 - 55:51
    You experience a loss of some kind,
  • 55:51 - 55:53
    but joy comes in the morning? Pedro.
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    (Pedro) I can relate with John.
  • 55:55 - 55:57
    I lost my grandma during the pandemic.
  • 55:57 - 55:58
    I was unable to get back to Brazil,
  • 55:58 - 56:00
    and she was the one who raised me,
  • 56:00 - 56:01
    was a very dear person...
  • 56:01 - 56:04
    (Derek) And you weren't able
    to travel back.
  • 56:04 - 56:05
    (Pedro) And there were a lot
  • 56:05 - 56:07
    of restrictions during that time,
  • 56:07 - 56:08
    so I would not have been able
  • 56:08 - 56:10
    to even see her in the hospital
  • 56:10 - 56:12
    or even anything in that nature, you know,
  • 56:12 - 56:14
    having that last-minute experience.
  • 56:14 - 56:16
    I was able to talk to her on FaceTime
  • 56:16 - 56:18
    a week prior to that event.
  • 56:18 - 56:22
    Now, looking forward to that, I have hope
  • 56:22 - 56:23
    in the resurrection by Christ.
  • 56:23 - 56:25
    I know that she had Jesus in her heart.
  • 56:25 - 56:28
    And that's why I labor to share the gospel
  • 56:28 - 56:30
    because I won't only see Jesus,
  • 56:30 - 56:33
    but I want to focus and also take time
  • 56:33 - 56:34
    to see my grandma
  • 56:34 - 56:36
    when the resurrection day happens.
  • 56:36 - 56:39
    So, I want to disburse my energy,
  • 56:39 - 56:41
    not mourning for her but to say
  • 56:41 - 56:43
    I'm looking forward and express
    my energy...
  • 56:43 - 56:45
    (Derek) ...still grieve, but you
  • 56:45 - 56:46
    want to focus on helping
  • 56:46 - 56:47
    others to be ready.
  • 56:47 - 56:49
    I like the translation, not only joy
  • 56:49 - 56:52
    comes in the morning but "a shout of joy,"
  • 56:52 - 56:54
    New American Standard Bible,
  • 56:54 - 56:56
    "A shout of joy comes in the morning."
  • 56:56 - 56:58
    Can you imagine, can you imagine
  • 56:58 - 57:00
    on that great day?
  • 57:00 - 57:01
    But God may give you joy
  • 57:01 - 57:03
    tomorrow morning, too, if you learn
  • 57:03 - 57:05
    to wait, to rest in Him, as we've studied.
  • 57:05 - 57:09
    But that great day, what a shout of joy
  • 57:09 - 57:11
    when we are not only with Jesus,
  • 57:11 - 57:13
    but with those we love and those
  • 57:13 - 57:15
    we've shared the gospel with who have
  • 57:15 - 57:17
    chosen to let Jesus save them
  • 57:17 - 57:20
    and be part of His eternal kingdom.
  • 57:20 - 57:22
    Let's pray that we can experience
  • 57:22 - 57:24
    that joy today and look forward
  • 57:24 - 57:25
    to that future joy.
  • 57:25 - 57:27
    Father in Heaven, You want us
  • 57:27 - 57:30
    to rest in You now, to wait on You now,
  • 57:30 - 57:33
    to trust in You now, but You also give us
  • 57:33 - 57:35
    joy for the present and the future.
  • 57:35 - 57:37
    May we rejoice in the joy
  • 57:37 - 57:39
    that only comes from You.
  • 57:39 - 57:42
    In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
  • 57:42 - 57:43
    (Team) Amen.
  • 57:43 - 57:45
    (Derek) Thanks for joining us
  • 57:45 - 57:46
    for this series on The Psalms,
  • 57:46 - 57:48
    practical lessons as we live
  • 57:48 - 57:50
    in this troubled world,
  • 57:50 - 57:52
    but what a joy we have in Jesus.
  • 57:52 - 57:54
    Go out and share that good news
  • 57:54 - 57:55
    with those around you.
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    ♪ theme music ♪
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HSS2401013
Video Language:
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Duration:
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