by James Merritt

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Series: Going Viral
James Merritt
Philippians 4:10-13


1. [Viral Video Bumper] Today we are finishing up a series I have greatly enjoyed called ''Going Viral.'' We all know what it means - something takes off on the Internet, YouTube, Twitter World, or Facebook. It is viewed by tons of people in a very short period of time. It has gone viral.

2. Many of you have the Bible app known as ''YouVersion.'' In a given year, almost 70 million verses are shared. We have been looking at the four most tweeted, bookmarked, emailed, hash tagged and favorited verses in the last year. By way of review the 4th viral verse was Joshua 1:9.
''Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.''
(Joshua 1:9, ESV)
The 3rd viral verse was Matthew 6:13 -
''And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.'' (Matthew 6:13, ESV)
The 2nd viral verse was Isaiah 40:31.
''But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.'' (Isaiah 40:31, ESV)

3. Today, we unveil the number one viral verse. I suspect it is not only for the last year, but maybe the champion that will never be defeated. For as long as I can remember, I have seen this verse on more key chains, t-shirts, coffee mugs, cell phone cases, and even on tattooed bodies more than any other verse. It is one of the most popular verses of the hundreds of thousands of verses in the Bible.

4. What is going to be so shocking today is the reason why it is so popular could very possibly be because it is one of the most misunderstood, misinterpreted, misapplied verses in all of the Bible. The reason why it is so popular is because at first glance it seems like the perfect ''name it and claim it'' verse. It is the kind of verse that makes you want to go to the ...

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