‘Sacrifice Doesn’t Mean Suffering. It Just Means We Have To Rethink Ways We Can Enjoy Ourselves’

'Sacrifice Doesn’t Mean Suffering. It Just Means We Have To Rethink Ways We Can Enjoy Ourselves' 1


Bishop T.D. Jakes, the founder and Senior Pastor of The Potter's House church in Dallas, joins MSNBC's Craig Melvin to share a message of hope ahead of the holidays. Aired on 11/13/2020.
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'Sacrifice Doesn’t Mean Suffering. It Just Means We Have To Rethink Ways We Can Enjoy Ourselves'

43 Comments on "‘Sacrifice Doesn’t Mean Suffering. It Just Means We Have To Rethink Ways We Can Enjoy Ourselves’"

  1. First 😎🙏

  2. kathleen gallagher | November 13, 2020 at 2:09 PM | Reply


  3. Gaetano Vindigni | November 13, 2020 at 2:18 PM | Reply

    Voters in Georgia must vote on January 5/21 for the health and welfare of their families and the security of our Republic!
    Vote True in 22!
    Reject the boor in 24!

    • TD is a sellout. No real Christian supports the party of abortion and sodomy.

    • Don’t just vote anyone in. But send someone who care about humanity, integrity, of America.

    • Rob Metal Deth | November 13, 2020 at 4:13 PM | Reply

      @Gaetano Vindigni The 110 page Biden-Sanders manifesto replaces the US constitution. Let that sink in.

    • Gaetano Vindigni | November 13, 2020 at 4:30 PM | Reply

      @Rob Metal Deth
      DjT*** used the Constitution as a NDA to silence those he later fires.
      DjT** is at his very empty core an authoratarian who knows precisely what is best for him and what the cost will be to the rest of us.

    • Rob Metal Deth | November 13, 2020 at 5:16 PM | Reply

      @Gaetano Vindigni Fantasy land pal, the commie rules your leaders implement, applies to you as well as they apply to me, just as long as Anderson Cooper and David Muir and Fredo and the Lemon guy puts all that crap in your head and convinces you that these far left radical policies are the way to go. Donald Trump is exactly what THEY tell you he is. Those 20 million illegals are coming in after Jan 20, we all have to start BACK at a level playing field Right? From the beginning. And I have to pay mega taxes for that, you don’t. All of you thought it was wrong to get the terrorists in the cave and airport, American apologies poured in to those terrorist nations who hate America. The power of denial is not as powerful as it once was. Pelosi, Schifty, Schumer assaulted the constitution for a better part of a year during the hoax impeachment scam. Sleepy said he’s got the best election fraud operating system in the world, he didn’t need your vote, 1B but get rid of the prosecutor, hard drive, there is no one to police your crime committing saints. THEY WILL WIN, lockdown over liberty, GAME OVER. Funny part is I’ve accepted the results after 48 hours, and you still cant after 48 months, and Sleepy’s streak of ”do nothing” continues at 48 years. Good luck!! You’re not getting my money. My home and possessions WILL be successfully defended.

  4. Franchesca ONeal | November 13, 2020 at 2:30 PM | Reply

    Sacrifice, by definition, involves suffering. How you cope with it is determines how well you’ll tolerate suffering but it’s gonna hurt.

    • Bruce strkland | November 13, 2020 at 2:55 PM | Reply

      Couldn’t disagree more. It means change your celebration. Not stop your celebration. Feels weird. Not painful

    • Franchesca ONeal | November 13, 2020 at 3:02 PM | Reply

      @Bruce strkland I’m not talking about changing plans for celebrations. He specified that sacrifice doesn’t have to mean suffering. You’re talking about changing plans and that’s not a sacrifice to everybody. I’m talking about sacrifice. For all of us, sacrifice involves suffering because we have to give up something of signification to us. That’s why it’s called sacrifice. If you’re not giving up something of value to you, by definition, you haven’t sacrificed anything.

    • Franchesca ONeal | November 13, 2020 at 3:03 PM | Reply

      @Brian Morris Are you talking about sacrifice in general or you changing your plans?

    • psycobleach46 tullis | November 13, 2020 at 3:31 PM | Reply

      @Bruce strkland not all sacrifice is painful, but it is a sacrifice to change things from how you use to do it

    • @Franchesca ONeal You have zero idea about any plan I make

  5. Love you Bishop🙏

  6. Anyone else thankful for the past week of t’rump being too sad to make any public statements or appearances.
    If this is what 2021 will be like…bring it on! 😍

    • NewOldMusicVideos | November 13, 2020 at 3:36 PM | Reply

      Pooor bunker boy,, I got the smallest violin playing just for him…

    • @NewOldMusicVideos Please enjoy the next four years. 🙂

    • Roald Shakleton | November 13, 2020 at 5:33 PM | Reply

      I’m not happy that he’s moping. He must leave this country in better shape than he received it. He pillaged our Treasury and gave away trillions of dollars to billionaires. He infected 130+ secret service agents to weaken Joe Biden’s security teams. He has US fighting each other. This is Steve Bannon’s and Steven Miller’s doing. And Trump is the vile executor of this plan. If he can’t have it, nobody can.

  7. Amen Brotha🙏 oye God The Father, Jesus Christ our Lord And Savior and The Holy Spirit that’s The Answer👑

  8. Singing Justice | November 13, 2020 at 3:07 PM | Reply

    We love you Bishop TD Jakes!

  9. Athena Olinger | November 13, 2020 at 3:13 PM | Reply

    So thankful for him during this time

  10. I remember Bishop Jake’s commenting about a situation with our “brothers of another color” that he really didn’t agree with, and was hard to swallow. He said “He’s my God too!” which is a powerful truth and set me free to share my witness. Many “religious” people know of God, but the Lord doesn’t know them, as a friend. Black people have had to know the Lord because we have been crushed and broken for so long. I like Bishop Jake’s he has blessed so many souls with his wisdom and insight. Thanks for having him on your show. Happy Thanksgiving! Praise the Lord for who He is. 🤲🏾🔥

  11. It’s surprising how many people there are who can’t be bothered to help their fellow human.

  12. The Church as a body has to deal with the racism within. It’s no way that the majority of White Evangelicals voted for Trump knowing he’s a supremacists and the Church is where the Lord wants them to be. That’s the truth. 💔

  13. Jonathan Logan | November 13, 2020 at 3:26 PM | Reply

    He’s a great speaker. You can find his talks and sermons on YouTube, too.

  14. Spent time with a loved one yesterday. I expressed my concern for all the sick and dying across America. Her retort was that she did not care about “them” only herself and her family. Yes she is an evangelical Trumpian. I was shocked and I thought this is the problem. What happens to one of us happens to all. I will continue to reach out to her and show her love. I have to say that the “Church” is doing a rotten job of teaching love, and all that Jesus stands for. As a lapsed church goer, I can say, something is wrong.

    • @T A – I find that I keep returning to the story of the Good Samaritan. That was the role of Americans in the past. With love and guidance, we should be able to return to that role in the world.

    • @Kathryn Shaw Trumpets have always existed. Trumpets were never good Samaritans. Except to their communities. The others don’t seem to have changed all that much. With the orange person in charge, there has just been a huge spotlight and an enormous boost to this kind of behaviour. But it has been around all over the world for decades (especially here in Europe), we have them in our country too. We are even climbing the Covid ladder real quick, we’re not that far behind the US anymore (per capita obv).

    • @Shin – That’s why this parable is so important. Remember, Christ was slow to anger, yet took out the “moneychangers in the Temple. It was not the priests or believers who reached out a helping hand, but it was the “unclean”, the man just passing through who had enough humanity to reach out and give a hand up. His act of human kindness was worth more in the eyes of God than any of the man-made stipulations existing at the time. There are Southern Evangelicals still clinging to the family history of plantations and slaves lost in the Civil War. We can put their memorabilia in museums, but 620,000+ Americans died in that war. Understand that the black family history is that, “I’m still waiting for my 40 acres and a mule”. It’s time to put away childish things. Love one another. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Recognize that Jews, Christians and Muslims all came from the root of the same tree. We all share the Old Testament in common. Even some of the Evangelicals have admitted that Trump went too far for their faith.

    • Spitfire’s Take | November 13, 2020 at 8:37 PM | Reply

      You’re better than me! Or, you’re better than I. Either way, you’re better lmao

    • @Spitfire’s Take – No one’s perfect. Religious people aspire to do better. They have defined in their own hearts and minds what that “better” means. Looking at them from the outside, we decide that that is a person of good moral character. As a friend, parent or a boss, we assist by stabilizing and lifting through the hard times and releasing when the challenge has gone.

  15. willz resurreccion | November 13, 2020 at 3:55 PM | Reply

    America suffered for four years.

  16. brilliantly said, ty ty pastor jakes and mr melvin. your sermons and movies have brought me through many a tough time pastor! may God continue to bless you!

  17. Most of our problems come from our inability to sit alone in our room.

  18. I live in Montreal Canada and I am so sad with the virus raging through my good neighbor to the south. Please wear a mask. Think about it as if you’re a soldier going to war. You’d wear a bullet prove vest & helmet wouldn’t you! We’re selfish up north, cause Canadians want a healthy tenant in the apartment below us. Stay safe my friends & God Bless America!

  19. Trump: “I don’t believe in science they don’t know.”

    Science: We’ve got a vaccine that’s 90% effective.

    Trump: “We have the vaccine that will be ready very soon.”

  20. Yeshua Hamashiach | November 13, 2020 at 8:50 PM | Reply

    TD shame on you. God’s judgement will call on you. May he have mercy on your soul.

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