Rock Church – Breaking the Silence on Mental Illness

Rock Church – Breaking the Silence on Mental Illness


HELLO ROCK CHURCH, HOW ARE
YOU DOING TODAY, GOOD MORNING, I WANT TO SAY HELLO TO ALL
CAMPUSES. ON NORTH COUNTY, EAST COUNTY,
CITY HEIGHTS, SAN YSIDRO. LORD, THANK YOU — THANK YOU FOR
BEING GOD. LORD, WOULD THANK YOU THAT YOU
LOVE US, LORD WE THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE THERE FOR US, ALL 24/7. WE PRAY FOR OUR CHURCH TODAY. PRAY FOR THE FEJERAN FAMILY. LORD I PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE TODAY
WHO YOU ARE GOING TO DELIVER. AND WE PRAY THAT YOU WOULD
DELIVER PEOPLE TODAY. IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN. ON MONDAY PAST, OUR WORSHIP
PASTOR IN SAN YSIDRO CAMPUS, WILL FEJERAN TOOK HIS LIFE. HE SERVED AS A VOLUNTEER. I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR OVER 15
YEARS. AND DEDICATED HIS DAUGHTER. ONE OF THE FIRST BABIES THAT WE
DEDICATED HERE AT THE ROCK. THIS HAS BEEN A SHOCK TO
OBVIOUSLY HIS FAMILY. OUR CHURCH FAMILY. SAN YSIDRO CAMPUS. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS WIFE,
HIS DAUGHTERS, HIS SONS. HIS PARENTS. HIS FAMILY. OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A LOT OF
QUESTIONS PEOPLE HAVE, QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SITUATION, THAT’S HIS
FAMILY’S PRIVATE BUSINESS. BUT TODAY I WANT TO MINISTER TO
YOU. THE BEST I CAN. I WANT TO ENCOURAGE HIS FAMILY,
PSALM 53, WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT, OR TWO NIGHTS, FOR
YEARS BUT JOY COMES IN THE MORNING. I REALIZE THAT MOST PEOPLE WHO
TAKE THEIR LIFE THEY SUFFER FROM SOME FORM OF MENTAL ILLNESS OR
DEPRESSION. 90%. SO WHAT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT
TODAY ARE THE PEOPLE LISTENING RIGHT NOW, IN OUR CHURCH, IN OUR
COMMUNITY. IF YOU ARE SUFFERING, AND THE
DEVIL HAS YOU SUFFERING ALONE IN SILENCE. WE HAVE HAD SO MANY PEOPLE ASK
SO MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS, SUICIDE, ETC.
AND TODAY THE BEST I CAN, I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO TRUST GOD
AND NOT SUFFER IN SILENCE. WE WANT TO DO THE BEST WE CAN IN
ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES TO CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU. TO GET THE HELP THAT GOD HAS FOR
YOU. I WANT TO READ A STORY TO YOU,
IF YOU TURN TO MARK CHAPTER 2. MARK CHAPTER 2, AS I WAS PRAYING
ABOUT WHAT TO SAY TODAY. GOD GAVE ME THIS STORY. VERY SIMPLE. I WANT TO READ IT TO YOU. MARK 2:1… A FEW DAYS LATER WHEN JESUS
AGAIN ENTERED CAPERNAUM THE PEOPLE HEARD THAT HE HAD COME
HOME. THEY GATHERED IN SUCH LARGE NUMBERS THAT THERE WAS NO
ROOM LEFT NOT EVEN OUTSIDE THE DOOR, AND HE PREACHED THE WORD
TO THEM. SOME MEN CAME, BRINGING TO HIM A
PARALYZED MAN, CARRIED BY FOUR MEN. CAN EVERYBODY SAY FOUR MEN. CAN EVERYBODY SAY FOUR MEN. SINCE THEY COULD NOT GET HIM TO
JESUS BECAUSE OF THE CROWD THEY MADE AN OPENING IN THE ROOF
ABOVE JESUS BY DIGGING THROUGH IT AND THEN LOWERED THE MAT THE
MAN WAS LYING ON. BUT THAT YOU MAY KNOW THAT THE
SON OF MAN HAS THE POWER ON EARTH TO FORGIVE SINS. WHEN JESUS SAY THEIR FAITH AND
HE SAID TO THE PARALYZED MAN, SON, YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN. NOW SOME TEACHERS OF THE LAW
WERE SITTING THERE, THINKING TO THEMSELVES, WHY DOES THIS FELLOW
TALK LIKE THAT? HE’S BLASPHEMING. WHO CAN FORGIVE SINS BUT GOD
ALONE? IMMEDIATELY JESUS KNEW IN HIS
SPIRIT THAT THIS WAS WHAT THEY WERE THINKING IN THEIR HEARTS
AND HE SAID TO THEM, WHY ARE YOU THINKING THESE THINGS? WHICH IS EASIER, TO SAY TO THIS
PARALYZED MAN, YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN OR TO SAY, GET UP TAKE
YOUR MAT AND WALK? BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THE
SON OF MAN HAS AUTHORITY ONE EARTH TO FORGIVE SINS. SO HE SAID TO THE PARALYTIC, I
SAY TO YOU RISE, TAKE UP YOUR BED AND GO TO YOUR HOUSE. IMMEDIATELY HE ROSE AND TOOK UP
HIS BED AND WENT IN THE PRESENCE OF THOSE, AND GLORIFIED BY GOD,
SAYING THAT WE HAVE NEVER SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS BEFORE. IN THE STORY, THEY ARE HAVING A
BIBLE STUDY AND NO ONE CAN GET IN THE HOUSE. THERE IS A MAN PARALYZED AND
CANNOT GET TO JESUS. SO HIS FOUR FRIENDS PICK HIM UP
AND CARRIED HIM TO THE ROOF. ON THOSE DAYS THEY WOULD GO ON
TOP OF THE HOUSE, IT WAS COMMON TO GET TO THE ROOF OF THE HOUSE
FROM OUTSIDE. THEY TOOK HIM UP TO THE ROOF AND
IT WAS MADE OF CLAY AND STRAW. AND THEY SAID, WE WILL DIG A
HOLE IN THE ROOF AND LET YOU DOWN. I WAS NOT THERE OBVIOUSLY BUT
SURE THAT THE GUY SAYS, NO YOU ARE NOT, AND YOU ARE PARALYZED
AND WE WILL LOWER YOU TO JESUS. I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS STORY,
THESE FOUR FRIENDS AND EACH REPRESENTING A TRUTH ABOUT ALL
OF US. THAT ALL OF US ARE ON THAT
STRETCHER. ALL OF US ARE IN NEED OF HELP. NUMBER 1, WHAT YOU SUFFER FROM,
I SUFFER FROM. I KNOW THAT MENTAL ILLNESS HAS A
STIGMA THAT YOU HAVE TO, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU. YOU KNOW WHEN YOU GET A COUGH,
YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR. AND THERE IS MEDICINE FOR YOU. AND WHEN YOU GET CANCER, YOU GO
TO THE DOCTOR, AND THERE IS TREATMENT FOR YOU. WHEN YOU BREAK YOUR LEG, YOU GO
TO THE DOCTOR. BUT WHEN SOMEONE HAS MENTAL
ILLNESS, DEPRESSED, LONELY, BIPOLAR, AND I AM NOT APPLYING
ANY OF THESE THINGS TO ANYONE IN PARTICULAR. BUT 90% OF PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM
THIS AND TAKE THEIR LIFE, AND SO MANY ARE WATCHING ONLINE AND
STANDING IN FRONT OF YOU. AND MANY PEOPLE FEEL TOO ASHAMED
TO TALK ABOUT IT, AND WE HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS. CAN YOU BE A LEADER AND SUFFER
FROM THIS, CAN GOD HEAL YOU? YES, GOD CAN HEAL YOU. IS IT WRONG TO GO TO A DOCTOR? IT’S NOT WRONG TO GO TO THE
DOCTOR. IF YOU BREAK YOUR LEG, YOU DON’T
JUST PRAY ABOUT IT. EVERYONE OF US ON THAT STRETCHER
IS IN NEED OF HELP. I JOHN 1:8 SAYS — I APOLOGIZE. IF WE CLAIM TO BE WITHOUT SIN,
WE DECEIVE OURSELVES AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN US. I HAVE TALKED TO SO MANY PEOPLE
WHO HAVE SUFFERED SILENTLY AND FEEL LIKE SOMETHING IS WRONG
WITH THEM AND CAN’T SHARE WITH OTHER PEOPLE. LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, YOU
ARE A SINNER JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE AND YOUR ILLNESS IS NOT A
SIN. IT’S NOT A SIN TO BE SICK. IT’S HUMAN. WE ARE ALL SINNERS AND IN A
SINFUL BODY THAT IS DECAYING. WHAT BREAKS MY HEART ARE THE
PEOPLE SUFFERING SILENTLY AND HEAR VOICES IN THEIR HEAD THAT
THE PROBLEM IS TOO BIG TO HANDLE. AND THAT THE ONLY SOLUTION IS
TAKING YOUR LIFE. TAKING YOUR LIFE IS NOT A VIABLE
SOLUTION. IT DOES NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO DO
THAT. WE ALWAYS HAVE HOPE. MY DAUGHTER HAS SUFFERED FROM
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY FOR 11 YEARS. SHE LIVES IN OUR HOUSE, WE LIVE
WITH IT EVERY DAY. SHE SPENDS DAYS AND DAYS ON A
REGULAR BASIS IN HER ROOM. IN HER HOLE AS THEY SAY. AND WE FELT SO HELPLESS TO FIX
IT. IT’S BEEN HELL FOR US. WE UNDERSTAND. SHE HAS HAD TIMES OF BEING
SUICIDAL. AND I HAVE STOOD UP HERE
PREACHING TO YOU AND AT TIMES KNOWING THAT SHE TOLD ME THAT
SHE WANTED TO END HER LIFE. THIS IS VERY REAL TO US. AND I KNOW IT’S REAL TO MANY OF
YOU OUT THERE. AND YOU DON’T NEED TO BE
ASHAMED. WE WANT TO CALL YOU AT THE END
OF THE SERVICE TO STEP OUT AND ASK FOR HELP. IF YOU ARE LONELY AND DEPRESSED. AND WHEN I GO PERISCOPE ONLINE,
MY LIVE VIDEO FEED I DO. PEOPLE SAY, I HAVE SO MUCH FEAR. IT’S A SPIRIT FROM THE DEVIL. HE’S A LIAR. AND HE WANTS TO DIVIDE AND
CONQUER AND DESTROY YOUR LIFE. BUT GOD GIVES YOU HOPE. AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US ARE
IN THIS WITH YOU. AND AS THEY CARRIED THIS GUY,
THEY WERE TELLING THIS GUY, I COULD EASILY BE ON THAT
STRETCHER. TODAY IS MY DAY TO HELP YOU. AND I WANT TO TELL YOU, WHAT YOU
HAVE WE HAVE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ASHAMED. IF I SAY I SUFFER FROM THIS AND
THAT AND CAN’T BE IN LEADERSHIP AND SERVE, THAT IS GARBAGE. I WAKE UP MANY DAYS NOT WANTING
TO GET OUT OF BED. I WAKE UP MANY DAYS HEARING YOU
ARE A FAILURE, IT’S NOT WORKING. ALL THE TIME. BUT YET GOD! BUT YET GOD. YOU HAVE TO FIGHT THAT BATTLE
EVERY SINGLE DAY. AND I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT MANY
DON’T HEAR THAT, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. THE BIBLE SAYS YOU WILL NEVER BE
BURDENED WHERE YOU CAN’T TAKE IT AND REACH OUT TO GOD AND
SOMEBODY. I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU ALL
WATCHING FACEBOOK AND LOOK AT THIS NEWS AND HOW EVERYONE
ELSE’S LIFE IS SO GREAT. AND YOUR VOICE SAYS THAT YOUR
ISN’T SO GREAT. LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, WHAT
YOU ARE READ IS NOT TRUE. I AM NOT SAYING THAT PEOPLE
DON’T HAVE STUFF IN THEIR LIFE. BUT DON’T COMPARE TO OTHER
PEOPLE, YOU WERE NOT MADE TO BE THAT. GOD WANTS YOU TO BE WHO HE
CALLED YOU TO BE. DON’T LET THE DEVIL GET YOU
CONFUSED. WE WANT TO HELP. PEOPLE THINK IF I AM DEPRESSED,
I’M GOING CRAZY. ANYBODY HERE NOT CRAZY? [LAUGHTER] RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU EVER
THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING CRAZY. COME ON NOW. AND LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,
THIS IS A FACT, IF YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING CRAZY, YOU ARE NOT
CRAZY. ONLY TRUE CRAZY PEOPLE DON’T
THINK THEY ARE CRAZY. THINKING YOU ARE CRAZY IS A SIGN
YOU ARE SANE. FOR REAL, I TELL MY WIFE ALL THE
TIME I AM GOING CRAZY — YEAH, MAYBE FOR YOU. DEPRESSION, MENTAL ILLNESS,
BIPOLAR, IS AN ILLNESS, IT’S NOT SIN. THERE IS NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED
OF. THERE IS PHYSICAL COMPONENTS,
AND HORMONAL COMPONENTS AND CHEMICAL COMPONENTS. IT’S SO COMPLICATED BUT THERE IS
A SPIRITUAL COMPONENT. IF ONE THING CAN COME OF THIS,
THAT WE ALL START TALKING ABOUT IT. NUMBER 2, THE OTHER GUY CARRYING
THE PARALYTIC, SAYS, WHEN YOU SUFFER, WHAT YOU SUFFER FROM
DOES NOT DEFINE WHO YOU ARE. WHAT YOU SUFFER FROM DOES NOT
DEFINE WHO YOU ARE. II CORINTHIANS 5:13, YOU ARE A
NEW CREATION, THE OLD IS GONE, THE NEW HAS COME. I TALK TO ALCOHOLICS ALL THE
TIME, AND I KNOW THAT MANY OF YOU LISTENING RIGHT NOW ARE
ALCOHOLICS. AND WHENEVER I MEET ALCOHOLICS,
THEY TELL ME THEY ARE ALCOHOLIC. AND I KNOW IN YOUR AA MEETINGS
THEY TELL YOU TO STAND UP AND SAY HOW LONG YOU ARE SOBER. YOU SAY MY NAME IS SO-AND-SO,
AND I AM ALCOHOLIC BUT YOU ARE NOT, YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD. AND THE DEVIL WANTS YOU TO
IDENTIFY WITH YOUR UGLY PAST, YES, IT WAS UGLY, AMEN. MY PAST IS UGLY, BUT THAT’S NOT
WHO I AM. AND GOD TOLD ABRAHAM YOU ARE NOT
LONGER ABRAM, YOU ARE NO LONGER EXALTED FATHER. BY THE WAY THAT IS A GOOD TITLE
BUT I HAVE A BETTER TITLE. GOD CHANGED YOUR NAME. YOUR NAME IS CHRISTIAN. YOU ARE LITTLE CHRIST, THAT’S
WHO YOU ARE. YOU DON’T NEED TO STAND UP AND
SAY I AM ALCOHOLIC, GOD HAS GIVEN YOU A NEW FUTURE. AND THE DEVIL REMINDS YOU WHAT
YOU ARE, AND WHAT THAT MADE YOU. AND GOD TELLS YOU, WHAT I TURNED
YOU INTO. AND YOU HAVE TO DECIDE WHO
DEFINE YOURSELF. THAT’S NOT WHO YOU ARE, WHEN YOU
KILL YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT DOOMED. PEOPLE SAY, DO PEOPLE WHO TAKE
THEIR LIFE GO TO HELL? GOD FORGAVE YOUR SIN. THERE’S NOT A SIN THAT GOD
DOESN’T FORGIVE. IF YOU GO TO HEAVEN. IF YOU ARE WALKING WITH GOD, YOU
ARE FULL OF HOPE. TAKING YOUR LIFE DOES NOT SOLVE
YOUR PROBLEMS, IT CAUSES MORE PROBLEMS. IT BRINGS PAIN TO EVERYBODY YOU
KNOW. GOD WILL NOT FORSAKE YOU. BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT HE WANTS YOU
TO DO. HE WANTS YOU TO REACH OUT TO
HIM. IT IS A PERMANENT SOLUTION IT A
TEMPORARY PROBLEM. YOUR PROBLEM YOU HAVE TODAY, THE
BURDEN YOU HAVE TODAY IS TEMPORARY. AND WE ALL HAVE TO WALK THROUGH
THIS LIFE TOGETHER. AND THAT BRINGS ME TO MY NEXT
POINT. WE ALL NEED ONE ANOTHER. I HAVE LEANED ON COUNSELORS FOR
DECADES. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? I HAVE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE THAT
COUNSEL ME. WHAT ARE THEY DOING? THEY HELP ME UNDERSTAND ME. BECAUSE I’M COMPLICATED. YOU ARE COMPLICATED. IT IS NO SHAME. I SAY IT ALL THE TIME, AND THE
REASON I SAY IT ALL THE TIME IS 100% FOR YOUR SAKE. BECAUSE IF YOU FEEL LIKE, YOU
KNOW, I DON’T WANT TO GET HELP. I CAN’T GET HELP. THAT’S THE DEVIL LYING TO YOU. WE WERE NOT MEANT TO DO LIFE
ALONE. WHEN ADAM WAS CREATED IN THE
GARDEN, GOD SAID IT’S NOT GOOD THAT MAN BE ALONE. HE DIDN’T SAY THAT BECAUSE MAN
NEEDED SOMEBODY TO HUG UP ON. JOHN 13:34, A NEW COMMAND, I
GIVE YOU, LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, AND SO YOU MUST
LOVE ONE ANOTHER. EVERYONE SAY LOVE ONE ANOTHER. BY THIS EVERYONE WILL KNOW YOU
ARE THAT MY DISCIPLES, LOVE ONE ANOTHER — THREE TIMES IN THAT
VERSE IT SAYS LOVE ONE ANOTHER. I WAS TALKING TO SOMEONE THE
OTHER DAY, SAYING I AM SO STRONG FOR OTHER PEOPLE. AND IT’S SO EASY FOR ME TO HELP
OTHER PEOPLE. BUT I CAN’T HELP MYSELF. EXACTLY, WE NEED ONE ANOTHER. IF YOU ARE SITTING IN YOUR SEAT,
SITTING AT YOUR HOUSE. AND YOU ARE SAYING I CAN’T DO
THIS ANYMORE. YOU CAN’T BY YOURSELF. I CANNOT DO MY LIFE BY MYSELF. I CANNOT PASTOR THIS CHURCH BY
MYSELF. I CANNOT BE A GOOD HUSBAND BY
MYSELF. I NEED GOD. I NEED COUNSELORS, I NEED
FRIENDS. JUST LIKE YOU. AND THE DEVIL WANTS TO ISOLATE
YOU. IN GENESIS 4, WHEN CAIN KILLED
HIS BROTHER ABEL. HIS PUNISHMENT WAS ISOLATION. THE WORSE PUNISHMENT TO BE
ALONE. AND HE WAS BANISHED, AND SAID I
CAN’T TAKE THAT. BECAUSE WE WERE CREATED FOR
RELATIONSHIP. THERE IS 59 ONE ANOTHERS IN THE
BIBLE, 20 OF THEM SAY LOVE ONE ANOTHER. I WANT TO READ THEM, BECAUSE
THEY ARE SO POWERFUL. BE AT PEACE WITH ONE ANOTHER. WASH ONE’S FEET. BE DEVOTED TO ONE OTHER IN
BROTHERLY LOVE. LIVE IN HARMONY WITH ONE
ANOTHER. I WANT YOU TO IMAGINE IF WE DID
THIS. I WANT YOU TO IMAGINE IF WE DID
THIS. FORGET JUST COMING TO CHURCH. IMAGINE IF WE DID WHAT THE BIBLE
SAYS. STOP PASSING JUDGMENT ON ONE
ANOTHER. PLEASE FOR ALL OF YOU WHO JUDGE,
SHUT YOUR MOUTH. IT’S WRONG. ACCEPT ONE ANOTHER. INSTRUCT ONE ANOTHER. GREET ONE ANOTHER WITH A HOLY
KISS. WHEN YOU COME TOGETHER EAT. WAIT FOR EACH OTHER. HAVE EQUAL CONCERN FOR ONE
ANOTHER. GREET ONE ANOTHER WITH A HOLY
KISS — A LOT OF HOLY KISSING IN THE BIBLE. SERVE ONE ANOTHER. IF YOU KEEP DEVOURING INTO ONE
ANOTHER, YOU WILL DESTROY EACH OTHER. CARRY EACH OTHER’S BURDENS. BE PATIENT WITH ONE ANOTHER. DO NOT LIE TO EACH OTHER. DON’T LIE. HOW YOU DOING? I’M DOING FINE. NO YOU ARE NOT. LET ME PRAY FOR YOU. YOU DON’T NEED TO TELL ME YOUR
GARBAGE, JUST PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER. I WENT TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND
TAUGHT ME NOT TO LIE. AND IT WAS SO HARD FOR ME — I’M
SUCH A BAD LIAR. PEOPLE SAY, HOW ARE YOU DOING. I COULDN’T SAY I WAS GREAT WHEN
I WASN’T GREAT. JUST SAY — PRAY FOR ME. DON’T LIE. DON’T LIE. YOU KNOW PEOPLE LIE TO ME ALL
THE TIME. CHRISTIANS LIE TO ME ALL THE
TIME, ME, RIGHT IN MY FACE. TELL A LIE. WHEN I HEAR NONCHRISTIANS
CRITICIZE CHRISTIANS, I GO, YEAH, I GET IT. I GET IT. IF WE JUST LIVED THAT IT WOULD
SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS. BEAR WITH EACH OTHER. FORGIVE WHATEVER GRIEVANCES YOU
HAVE AGAINST ONE ANOTHER. SOME OF YOU HOLD A GRUDGE
AGAINST SOMEBODY, LET IT GO. CAN YOU IMAGINE IF GOD HELD A
GRUDGE AGAINST YOU? CAN YOU IMAGINE IF GOD FORGAVE
YOU LIKE YOU FORGIVE OTHER PEOPLE, YOU’D BE IN HELL. ADMONISH ONE ANOTHER. BUILD EACH OTHER UP. WE DID A SURVEY ABOUT THE ROCK,
PEOPLE THAT DON’T COME HERE. PEOPLE WHO STOPPED COMING. AND ONE OF THE COMMENTS WAS MADE
ABOUT — THIS IS PARTICULAR, THIS CAMPUS WAS I CAME IN AND NO
ONE SAID HI, TO ME, AND LEFT AND NO ONE SAID HI, TO ME. BROKE MY HEART. I’M NOT THE CHURCH. THE BUILDING IS NOT THE CHURCH. WE ARE THE CHURCH. AND WHEN Y’ALL COME HERE ALL OF
THESE PEOPLE IN HERE ARE YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, OR
PROSPECTIVE BROTHERS AND SISTERS, IT’S NOT A PROGRAM BUT
A FAMILY. WE HAVE TO ACT LIKE IT. ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER. SPUR ONE ANOTHER TO GOOD DEEDS. DO UNDERSTAND SLANDER ONE
ANOTHER. DO YOU KNOW THAT SLANDER IS THE
SAME AS MURDER? AND YET WE CAN TALK ABOUT PEOPLE
ALL DAY LONG. DO NOT GRUMBLE AGAINST EACH
OTHER. CONFESS YOUR SINS ONE TO
ANOTHER. YOU KNOW THE BIBLE SAYS YOU
CONFESS TO GOD FOR FORGIVENESS, YOU CONFESS TO EACH OTHER FOR
HEALING. JAMES 5:16. CONFESS YOUR SINS TO ONE AND BE
HEALED. PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER AND LIVE IN
HARMONY WITH ONE ANOTHER. MAN, WHAT WOULD GOD DO WITH
THAT. MY MOTHER IS TURNING 79 THIS
YEAR AND HER KIDS LIVE ALL OVER THE WORLD. AND ONE BIRTHDAY WE WERE ALL
TOGETHER, HOLDING HANDS IN A CIRCLE AND GETTING READY TO PRAY
AND SHE STARTED CRYING. SHE SAID, THIS IS ALL I WANT. THAT’S IT. I DON’T NEED ANY MONEY. I DON’T NEED — AND MY MOTHER
DON’T HAVE A LOT OF MONEY. I JUST WANT THIS. WHEN GOD LOOKS AT US AND THAT’S
ALL HE WANTS IS FOR US TO GET ALONG. THAT’S IT. IF Y’ALL CAN LOVE EACH OTHER AND
ME, I WILL BE SO HAPPY BECAUSE EVERYTHING WILL TAKE CARE OF
ITSELF. ONE THING I LOVE ABOUT THIS
CHURCH, ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE COME HERE. WE HAVE RICH. MIDDLE CLASS. POOR. WHITE PEOPLE. ASIAN PEOPLE, HISPANIC PEOPLE
AND OTHERS. I WOULD BE IN THE OTHER
CATEGORY, YOU KNOW WHAT I AM SAYING. I GOT ALL KIND OF STUFF, I AM
LIKE HEINZ 57. MY GRANDFATHER IS BLACK AND HAVE
A HALF CHINESE GRANDMOTHER AND GOT ONE NAMED FROM SCOTLAND. AND THREE CAME FROM JUNGLE FEVER
— WHICH MEANS THEY HAVE A THING FOR BLACK WOMEN. TRYING TO KEEP IT REAL, TRYING
TO KEEP IT REAL. WE GOT ALL KIND OF PEOPLE. WEALTHY, MIDDLE CLASS AND POOR. ALL IN THE SAME PLACE AT THE
SAME TIME. ONLY GOD CAN DO THAT. LET’S LOVE EACH OTHER. LET’S REACH OUT TO EACH OTHER. AND LOOK AT EACH OTHER IN THE
EYE AND SAY, HOW CAN I PRAY FOR YOU, HOW CAN I ENCOURAGE YOU. SOME OF YOU HAVE JOBS TO GIVE,
AND SOME OF YOU NEED JOBS. SOME OF YOU HAVE ENCOURAGEMENT
AND SOME NEED. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS FOR. THIS IS NOT TO HEAR ME TALK. I HAVE A ROLE BUT THAT’S IT. THERE IS SO MUCH MINISTRY THAT
CAN GO ON IN HERE BETWEEN ALL OF Y’ALL IN ALL OF YOUR CAMPUSES. WE HAVE A LOT OF STAFF DOWN AT
SAN YSIDRO MINISTERING TO THAT FAMILY, CHURCH FAMILY, AND
WILL’S FAMILY. THAT’S HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO
WORK. WE COME AROUND EACH OTHER. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS FOR. IT’S FOR YOU TO SAY, LORD, I
NEED HELP. AND THAT BRINGS ME TO NUMBER 4. THE FOURTH GUY CARRYING THAT
PARALYTIC SAID, WE ALL NEED TO GO TO JESUS. WE ALL NEED TO GO TO JESUS. ACTS 4:12… NO SALVATION IN ANY OTHER, FOR
NO NAME UNDER HEAVEN AMONG MEN BY WHICH WE MAY BE SAVED. SOMEONE WROTE IN, DOES YOUR
CHRISTIANITY REALLY WORK? EXPLAIN THIS TO ME. DOES YOUR CHRISTIANITY REALLY
WORK? I WORKOUT ON THIS DVD CALLED
BODY BEAST. TRYING TO BE A BEAST. IT’S BEACH BODY SERIES, THEY
HAVE ALL OF THESE DVD’S ON EXERCISE, I TRIED P-90-X, BUT I
LIKE THIS BETTER, IT’S A BODYBUILDER FROM ISRAEL. GIANT GUY. I WANT TO BE BIG BUT CAN’T GET
THAT BIG. BUT I WORKOUT. AND BEFORE EVERY WORKOUT THEY
HAVE AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR SOME VITAMINS. AND THE LADIES, THE MUSIC IS
PLAYING AND SAYS, EXERCISE ONLY WORKS IF YOU DO IT. [LAUGHTER] AND THEN IT SAYS, VITAMINS
ONLY WORK IF YOU TAKE THEM. AND EVERY DAY I LISTEN TO THAT,
EXERCISE ONLY WORKS IF YOU DO IT. THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU DO IT. SITTING IN HERE IS JUST A VERY
SMALL PART OF DOING IT. YOU ARE GOING TO BE BURDENED ALL
OF YOUR LIFE BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A FALLEN WORLD. YOU ARE GOING TO BE CONFRONTED
WITH STUFF. CONFLICT. PAIN. ALL YOUR LIFE. BUT YOU HAVE TO DO THIS. YOU HAVE TO SAY, LORD I TRUST
YOU. I TRUST YOU NOT ALONE, I TRUST
YOU IN FAMILY. WE HAVE A LIFE CLASS, WE HAVE
BEEN TELLING YOU TO GO TO. I CAN’T ENCOURAGE YOU ENOUGH TO
GO TO LIFE CLASS. GET IN A SMALL GROUP. SURRENDER YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE
WHO WILL PRAY FOR YOU AND TALK WITH YOU AND ENCOURAGE YOU. 95%, I GOT THIS STAT THIS
MORNING, 95% OF THE PEOPLE WHO COME TO COUNSELING HERE AT OUR
CHURCH. ARE NOT IN A SMALL GROUP. BECAUSE WHEN PEOPLE COME HERE
FOR COUNSELING, ARE YOU IN A SMALL GROUP. 95% OF THE PEOPLE — DOESN’T
MEAN IF YOU GO TO A SMALL GROUP YOU DON’T NEED COUNSELING. HOWEVER, YOU COULD HAVE PEOPLE
IN YOUR LIFE TO TALK TO. WE CANNOT DO THIS ALONE. AND I WANT TO ENCOURAGE ALL OF
YOU TODAY, NUMBER ONE, THINK ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH
GOD. AND HOW FAITHFULLY ARE YOU DOING
THIS. ARE YOU TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE
OPPORTUNITIES WE HAVE, AS A MATTER OF FACT ON OUR WEBSITE WE
HAVE RESOURCES FOR YOU. IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITH
ANYTHING. MENTAL ILLNESS. TAKING YOUR LIFE. YOU KNOW SOMEBODY, IT’S ALL ON
THE WEBSITE. AND RESOURCES WHAT TO DO FOR
YOURSELF AND SOMEONE ELSE, BECAUSE IT’S A VERY REAL THING. I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU SO MANY
PEOPLE OUT THERE POTENTIALLY SUFFERING SILENTLY. AND FEEL YOU CAN’T TELL ANYBODY,
YOU CAN. YOU CAN. AND WE WANT TO HELP YOU, IN A
MINUTE WE’RE GOING TO PRAY. IN ALL CAMPUSES. YOU’RE ON THAT STRETCHER, YOU
MAY BE ON THAT STRETCHER FOR MULTIPLE REASONS. EMOTIONAL STRESS. MENTAL STRESS. PHYSICAL STRESS. YOU FEEL DISTANT FROM GOD, YOU
HAVE A FEAR AND FEARFUL OF FEAR AND LONELINESS. OR DESPAIR. YOU SAY I NEED GOD IN MY LIFE. I HAVE EMPTINESS. I NEED GOD IN MY LIFE. I AM TRYING EVERYTHING ELSE. LEAD ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,
NOTHING ELSE WILL WORK BECAUSE YOU ARE CREATED FOR RELATIONSHIP
WITH GOD. ALL HAVE SINNED, AND THAT SIN
DRIVES US AWAY FROM GOD IN EVERY FORM AND FASHION. AND THIS BEING ONE OF THEM. AND THE ONLY THING TO REMOVE
THAT SIN BETWEEN YOU AND GOD AND ESTABLISH A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
YOU AND GOD, CONFESS YOURSELF AS A SINNER TO JESUS CHRIST, LORD,
I SURRENDER MY LIFE, AND LAY MY LIFE AT YOUR FEET. PLEASE ACCEPT ME AS YOUR CHILD. AND GOD WOULD SAY, YES,
ABSOLUTELY YES. THE DEVIL IS LYING TO YOU. I LOVE YOU. I WANT TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP
WITH YOU. I WANT TO HEAL YOU. I WANT TO REMOVE THAT OLD
CRUSTY, NASTY IDENTITY THAT THE DEVIL PUT IN YOUR HEAD. AND SHOW YOU, YOU ARE MY LOVE
CHILD, MY LOVE SON, MY LOVE DAUGHTER. THAT’S WHAT GOD WANTS. AND SO IN A MINUTE WE’RE GOING
TO PRAY. I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT YOUR
LIFE, AND SAY, THIS IS MY CHANCE, GOD, PLEASE DELIVER ME. WALK OFF OF THAT STRETCHER LIKE
THE GUY IN THE STORY. WALK OFF OF THAT STRETCHER. YOU HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING SO LONG
AND TIME TO SAY GOOD-BYE. I DON’T NEED TO DO THAT ANYMORE,
I GAVE MY LIFE TO CHRIST AND STOPPED COCAINE THAT DAY, AND
STOPPED SMOKING MARIJUANA THAT DAY. NOT BECAUSE I WAS STRONG AND
GOOD. NONE OF THAT. BECAUSE I WAS SO WEAK AND LOST
AND HELPLESS. BUT I GAVE IT TO JESUS. HE’S THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN
CHANGE YOUR HEART. YOUR NATURE. WHO YOU ARE. BUT YOU GOT TO DO YOUR PART AND
COME TO HIM. NO TEMPTATION, NO BURDEN, NO
PAIN WILL EVER OVERTAKE YOU TOO HARD TO HANDLE, BUT NOT ALONE. WITH HIM. ALL CAMPUSES I ASK YOU TO BOW
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Comparing Risks: Hip Fracture vs. Total Hip Replacement


Like all surgery, hip surgery has risks. But
there may be some important differences between the risks for hip fracture surgery versus
total hip replacement. I’m Rachelle Grossman with your latest health news. A new study
compared patients and found that those with hip fractures tended to be older, have other
medical conditions, and were at a higher risk of death. When a patient breaks a hip, surgery
is usually needed to help the fracture heal. In a total hip replacement, the damaged bone
is removed and the hip joint is replaced by a prosthesis. Previous research found that
patients undergoing a total hip replacement are generally younger and healthier. Their
risk of death was only point-3 percent, while the risk of death for people undergoing hip
fracture surgery was 1-point-8 percent. In addition, patients having hip fracture surgery
were also much more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit. Experts say that
because a hip fracture may cause pain, bleeding and immobility, they may also face an increased
likelihood of complications like heart attack, pneumonia and stroke.