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September 22, 2019
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Bethel Presents Heaven to Earth

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  • [ENERGETIC MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - ERIC JOHNSON: YOU ARE NOT
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  • YOU ARE CITIZENS OF HEAVEN.
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  • YOU ARE AMBASSADORS FOR GOD.
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  • THE MOMENT YOU SAY YES TO JESUS
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  • AND YOU GIVE HIM YOUR ENTIRE
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  • LIFE, HE ONLY TAKES YOU FROM
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  • GLORY TO GLORY.
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  • WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE ON A
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  • BOAT IN A STORM?
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  • DO YOU SLEEP OR ARE YOU AWAKE
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  • ALL NIGHT?
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  • I MEAN, THAT WILL REVEAL THE
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • HI.
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  • I'M ERIC JOHNSON, ONE OF THE
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  • LEADER OF BETHEL CHURCH IN
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  • REDDING, CALIFORNIA, AND I'M
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  • EXCITED FOR BETHEL TO JOIN THE
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  • AS WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES ON
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  • THE SUPERNATURAL KINGDOM OF
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  • GOD, I WANNA SHARE MY MESSAGE
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  • ENTITLED "CULTURE RUNS DEEP,"
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  • WHERE I UNPACK THE REALITY THAT
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  • WE ARE NOT OF THIS WORLD
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  • BECAUSE WE'RE CITIZENS OF
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  • HEAVEN WITH A MANDATE TO BRING
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  • HEAVEN TO EARTH.
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  • TO HELP YOU TO GROW IN THIS
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  • UNDERSTANDING, I ENCOURAGE YOU
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  • TO CHECK OUR REVIVAL RESOURCES.
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  • I HOPE YOU ENJOY TODAY'S
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • ALL RIGHT, IF YOU HAVE YOUR
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  • BIBLE, GET IT OPEN TO THE BOOK
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  • WE ARE GOING TO READ
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  • SOMETHING IN PHILIPPIANS AND
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  • THEN I'M GONNA HAVE YOU HEAD
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  • OVER TO THE BOOK OF LUKE.
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  • PHILIPPIANS 3:20.
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  • WE'RE GONNA READ THE VERY FIRST
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  • LINE IN THAT VERSE AND THEN I'M
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  • GONNA HAVE YOU MEET ME OVER
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  • IN LUKE 8.
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  • "FOR OUR CITIZENSHIP
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  • IS IN HEAVEN..."
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  • SAY THAT WITH ME.
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  • - ALL: "FOR OUR CITIZENSHIP
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  • IS IN HEAVEN."
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  • - ERIC: ONE MORE TIME.
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  • - ALL: "FOR OUR CITIZENSHIP
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  • IS IN HEAVEN."
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  • - ERIC: I REMEMBER AS A YOUNG
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  • BOY, YOU KNOW, WE WOULD--
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  • WE HAD A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
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  • UP IN WEAVERVILLE.
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  • IT WAS TRINITY COUNTY
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  • CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.
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  • AND MY EIGHTH-GRADE GRADUATING
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  • CLASS WAS FOUR PEOPLE.
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  • VERY INTIMATE SCHOOL.
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  • AND, I REMEMBER A CHAPEL--
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  • I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT
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  • GRADE I WAS IN.
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  • IT WASN'T EIGHTH GRADE.
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  • IT WAS YOUNGER THAN THAT.
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  • AND WE MET AT THE
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  • NAZARENE CHURCH.
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  • AND MY DAD WAS THE GUEST
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  • SPEAKER AT CHAPEL THAT DAY.
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  • AND, I REMEMBER -- I MEAN,
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  • AGAIN, ELEMENTARY AGE -- AND I
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  • REMEMBER MY DAD LOOKING AT ALL
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  • OF US WITH THE SAME INTENSITY
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  • HE HAS 30, 40 YEARS LATER.
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  • HE SAID: "YOU'RE NOT FROM
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  • THIS WORLD.
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  • YOU ARE CITIZENS OF HEAVEN.
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  • YOU ARE AMBASSADORS FOR GOD."
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  • AND I REMEMBER-- I NEVER FORGOT
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  • THAT MESSAGE.
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  • I DON'T REMEMBER A LOT OF
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  • MESSAGES, BUT I REMEMBER THAT
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  • ONE -- AND, PROBABLY 'CAUSE DAD
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  • TAUGHT IT ALL THE TIME.
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  • THAT'S LIKE HIS...
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  • HIS MAIN MESSAGE.
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  • BUT WE ARE CITIZENS OF HEAVEN.
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  • WE'RE NOT CITIZENS OF
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  • THIS WORLD.
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  • WE'RE CITIZENS OF HEAVEN.
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  • AND, TODAY, I WANNA TALK ABOUT
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  • A TOPIC THAT IS A TOPIC
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  • THAT WE TALK ABOUT,
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  • OFTEN, HERE.
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  • HOW MANY KNOW THAT WE'RE ALWAYS
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  • GOING SOMEWHERE, WITH THE LORD,
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  • WE'RE ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD?
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  • [SOME IN AUDIENCE RESPOND]
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  • OKAY, LET ME...INFORM YOU.
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  • WE'RE ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD.
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  • - AUDIENCE MEMBER: YEAH!
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  • - ERIC: YOU KNOW, FOR EVERY
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  • BELIEVER, WHAT'S THE DIRECTION?
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  • THERE'S ONLY ONE DIRECTION FOR
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  • THE BELIEVER AND THAT'S WHAT?
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  • - AUDIENCE MEMBER: FORWARD.
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  • - ERIC: GLORY TO GLORY.
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  • THERE'S NO OTHER DIRECTION FOR
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  • THE BELIEVER.
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  • THERE'S NO OTHER OPTION.
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  • THERE'S NO OTHER POSSIBILITY.
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  • THE MOMENT YOU SAY YES TO JESUS
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  • AND YOU GIVE HIM YOUR ENTIRE
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  • LIFE, HE ONLY TAKES YOU FROM
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  • GLORY TO GLORY.
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  • THERE IS NO OTHER OPTION
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  • ON HIS LIST.
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  • NOW, WE ALL CAN HONESTLY
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  • SAY IT MIGHT NOT FEEL LIKE
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  • GLORY TO GLORY,
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  • BUT, IT IS GLORY TO GLORY.
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  • THE ONLY WAY YOU COULD GO THE
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  • OTHER DIRECTION IS IF YOU
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  • BLATANTLY DISOBEY AND SAY,
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  • "GOD, I'M DONE WITH YOU," AND
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  • THEN, YOU CAN GO FROM GLORY TO
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  • NEGATIVE GLORY TO NEGATIVE
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  • GLORY TO NEGATIVE SOMETHING --
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S CALLED.
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  • BUT...BUT THE POINT IS THIS:
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  • WE'RE ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD.
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  • BUT HOW MANY ALSO KNOW THAT GOD
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  • LIKES TO CIRCLE BACK AND TALK
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  • ABOUT THINGS EVERY NOW AND
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  • THEN, IF NOT FREQUENTLY, JUST
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  • TO KEEP THINGS INTACT,
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  • IF YOU WILL?
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  • AND THE WORD I WANT TO TALK
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  • ABOUT, THE TITLE OF THE
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  • MESSAGE TODAY -- IT'S:
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  • CULTURE RUNS DEEP.
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  • THE CULTURE RUNS DEEP.
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  • I WANNA TALK ABOUT CULTURE,
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  • TODAY.
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  • THE WORD "CULTURE" IS A
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  • FAMILIAR TERM FOR US HERE, BUT
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  • THE DEFINITION OF CULTURE IS
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  • BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, AND VALUES OF
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  • A PARTICULAR SOCIETY.
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  • BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, AND VALUES OF
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  • A PARTICULAR SOCIETY.
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  • THERE'S ANOTHER WORD THAT I
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  • WANNA BRING IN HERE IS CUSTOM,
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  • OR CUSTOMS.
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  • AND CUSTOMS AND CULTURE ARE SO
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  • INTERTWINED TOGETHER.
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  • AND THERE'S A COUPLE
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  • DEFINITIONS THAT I WANNA KINDA
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  • BUILD A FRAMEWORK, WHAT WE'RE
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  • GONNA TALK ABOUT TODAY.
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  • THE DEFINITION OF "CUSTOM" IS
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  • THIS: A HABITUAL PRACTICE, THE
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  • USUAL WAY OF ACTING IN
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  • GIVEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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  • AND THE NEXT ONE IS: A PRACTICE
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  • SO LONG-ESTABLISHED THAT IS HAS
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  • THE FORCE OF LAW; THAT WHEN YOU
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  • DO SOMETHING FOR SO LONG AND
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  • CONSISTENTLY THAT YOU ACTUALLY
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  • BUILD AN ENVIRONMENT TO MAKE
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  • SURE IT ALWAYS HAPPENS.
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  • AND SO, WE ARE NOT CITIZENS
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  • OF THIS WORLD; WE ARE
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  • AND MY DREAM, OUR DREAM--
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  • EARLIER THIS WEEK, THE CHURCH
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  • LEADERSHIP TEAM -- WE SPENT A
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  • COUPLE DAYS UP ON THE MOUNTAIN
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  • AND JUST SEEKING THE LORD AND
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  • JUST REALLY...JUST ENJOYING
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  • EACH OTHER, HAVING GOOD FOOD,
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  • AND THEN SEEKING THE LORD FOR
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  • WHAT THIS NEXT YEAR, WHAT WE
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  • NEED TO BE FOCUSING ON THIS
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  • NEXT YEAR, AS WELL AS THE NEXT
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  • TEN YEARS.
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  • AND, WE'RE STILL IN THE
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  • PROCESS OF LEANING INTO THE
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  • LORD ON THAT.
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  • BUT WE HAD A REALLY
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  • BEAUTIFUL TIME.
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  • AND, THE SECOND MORNING,
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  • WE HAD KIND OF AN OPEN-ENDED
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  • CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT WE
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  • THOUGHT THE LORD'S
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  • HIGHLIGHTING.
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  • AND ONE OF THE PHRASES THAT
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  • EMERGED OUT OF THE CONVERSATION
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  • WAS THE PHRASE
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  • "CULTURE RUNS DEEP."
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  • AND, I KNOW, FOR ME,
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  • MY DREAM IS THAT EVERY PERSON
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  • THAT CALLS THIS PLACE
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  • HOME, THE CULTURE RUNS DEEP IN
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  • THEM, THE CULTURE OF HEAVEN.
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  • IT'S NOT JUST SOME THEORY, IT'S
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  • NOT JUST SOME IDEA, BUT IT'S--
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  • NO MATTER HOW YOU CUT THAT
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  • PERSON OPEN, YOU'RE GONNA FIND
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  • THE CULTURE OF HEAVEN
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  • WITHIN THEM.
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  • AND MY DREAM IS THAT EVERY
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  • PERSON-- AND I HAD THIS
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  • INTERESTING OBSERVATION BECAUSE
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  • OF BEING IN THE CHURCH FOR
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  • PRETTY MUCH MY ENTIRE LIFE AND
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  • BEING AROUND LEADERS OF
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  • CHURCHES AND ORGANIZATIONS IN
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  • THE CHURCH WORLD AND NOT
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  • IN THE CHURCH WORLD,
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  • I'VE NOTICED SOMETHING
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  • ABOUT CULTURE.
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  • AND WHAT YOU'LL FIND-- USUALLY
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  • WITHIN ANY CHURCH ORGANIZATION
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  • OR A MOVEMENT, YOU FIND THE
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  • MAIN LEADER OR THE MAIN GROUP
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  • OF LEADERS THAT HELPED TO BUILD
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  • THE MOVEMENT OF THAT CULTURE.
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  • YOU'LL FIND THE MESSAGE, THE
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  • VALUES, AND THE HEART, AND THE
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  • SPIRIT ALL WRAPPED UP IN ONE.
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  • BUT, SOMETIMES, WHEN YOU GET
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  • MAYBE ONE LAYER, TWO LAYER, OR
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  • THREE OR FOUR LAYERS AWAY FROM
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  • THAT CORE -- THEY HAVE THE
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  • MESSAGE, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE
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  • THE HEART AND THE SPIRIT.
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  • AND I HAD AN INTERESTING
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  • EXPERIENCE.
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  • THIS WAS ALMOST ABOUT
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  • 20 YEARS AGO.
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  • AT THE TIME, A NEW MOVEMENT
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  • WAS BEING BORN AND IT WAS
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  • CALLING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS
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  • OF PEOPLE TO PRAYER.
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  • AND IT WAS A
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  • WONDERFUL MOVEMENT.
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  • GOOD FRIEND OF OUR HOUSE.
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  • AND, I ADMIRE THIS PERSON.
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  • AND THEY'RE STILL DOING AMAZING
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  • THINGS TODAY.
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  • AND THIS WAS IN THEIR-- KIND OF
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  • THOSE FIRST FEW YEARS
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  • OF THIS MOVEMENT.
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  • AND THEY ASKED ME TO COME DOWN
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  • AND SPEAK AT THE SCHOOL -- UH,
  • 00:06:38.210 --> 00:06:39.120
  • THEIR SCHOOL OF MINISTRY,
  • 00:06:39.120 --> 00:06:40.010
  • BASICALLY.
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  • SO, I REMEMBER GOING DOWN
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  • THERE, AND, I WALK
  • 00:06:45.050 --> 00:06:45.200
  • INTO THE SCHOOL.
  • 00:06:45.200 --> 00:06:46.090
  • AND I WAS REALLY HONORED
  • 00:06:46.090 --> 00:06:46.280
  • BECAUSE I ADMIRED THIS
  • 00:06:46.280 --> 00:06:47.160
  • MOVEMENT SO MUCH.
  • 00:06:47.160 --> 00:06:48.280
  • AND THEN, SECONDLY, I LOVE
  • 00:06:48.280 --> 00:06:49.170
  • GETTING TOGETHER WITH PEOPLE
  • 00:06:49.190 --> 00:06:52.190
  • FOR A PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS OR A
  • 00:06:52.190 --> 00:06:54.150
  • FEW HOURS, JUST TO TEACH AND
  • 00:06:54.150 --> 00:06:55.220
  • DIGEST, AND "WHAT'S
  • 00:06:55.220 --> 00:06:58.050
  • THE LORD SAYING?"
  • 00:06:58.050 --> 00:06:58.270
  • IT'S JUST-- I FIND PURE
  • 00:06:58.270 --> 00:06:59.150
  • JOY IN IT.
  • 00:06:59.150 --> 00:06:59.280
  • SO, I REMEMBER WALKING INTO
  • 00:06:59.280 --> 00:07:00.200
  • THIS ENVIRONMENT.
  • 00:07:00.200 --> 00:07:01.260
  • I SPENT A DAY WITH THE LEADERS
  • 00:07:01.260 --> 00:07:03.230
  • OF THE SCHOOL AND THE STUDENTS.
  • 00:07:03.230 --> 00:07:04.240
  • AND-- AND NOT TO MAKE-- I'M NOT
  • 00:07:04.240 --> 00:07:06.030
  • SAYING THIS FROM A CRITICAL
  • 00:07:06.030 --> 00:07:07.020
  • STANDPOINT; I'M SAYING THIS
  • 00:07:07.020 --> 00:07:08.270
  • FROM AN OBSERVING STANDPOINT:
  • 00:07:08.270 --> 00:07:10.260
  • I NOTICED THAT THE STUDENTS HAD
  • 00:07:10.260 --> 00:07:13.130
  • THE MESSAGE, BUT THEY DIDN'T
  • 00:07:13.130 --> 00:07:14.050
  • HAVE THE SPIRIT AND THE HEART
  • 00:07:14.050 --> 00:07:14.260
  • BEHIND THE MESSAGE.
  • 00:07:14.260 --> 00:07:16.290
  • AND THAT THE MESSAGE-- IF YOU
  • 00:07:16.290 --> 00:07:18.090
  • TAKE THE SPIRIT AND HEART OUT
  • 00:07:18.090 --> 00:07:19.080
  • OF THE MESSAGE, YOU'LL
  • 00:07:19.080 --> 00:07:19.250
  • OFTENTIMES FIND LEGALISM
  • 00:07:19.250 --> 00:07:22.110
  • AND TRADITION WITH NO
  • 00:07:22.110 --> 00:07:24.270
  • LIFE IN IT.
  • 00:07:24.270 --> 00:07:25.130
  • IT JUST BECOMES DEAD.
  • 00:07:25.130 --> 00:07:26.090
  • AND I NOTICED THAT.
  • 00:07:26.090 --> 00:07:28.280
  • AND SO, ONE OF THE GREAT
  • 00:07:28.280 --> 00:07:29.280
  • CHALLENGES OF ANY CHURCH,
  • 00:07:29.280 --> 00:07:31.050
  • ANY MOVEMENT, ANY ORGANIZATION
  • 00:07:31.050 --> 00:07:32.280
  • IS THAT THE CULTURE RUNS DEEP.
  • 00:07:32.280 --> 00:07:35.010
  • IT'S NOT JUST IN THE MAIN CORE,
  • 00:07:35.010 --> 00:07:37.130
  • MAYBE ONE OR TWO LAYERS, BUT
  • 00:07:37.130 --> 00:07:39.020
  • THAT IT'S EVERY LAYER OUT.
  • 00:07:39.070 --> 00:07:42.070
  • AND OUR DREAM-- AND MIKE BICKLE
  • 00:07:42.070 --> 00:07:43.040
  • WAS HERE LAST OCTOBER,
  • 00:07:43.040 --> 00:07:43.290
  • WHICH WAS SO FUN.
  • 00:07:43.290 --> 00:07:44.150
  • IF YOU EVER HAVE MIKE--
  • 00:07:44.150 --> 00:07:45.260
  • NOW, I THOUGHT KRIS VALLOTTON
  • 00:07:45.260 --> 00:07:47.200
  • WAS THE MOST INTENSE PERSON I
  • 00:07:47.200 --> 00:07:48.110
  • HAD EVER MET.
  • 00:07:48.110 --> 00:07:49.110
  • MIKE BICKLE TRUMPED KRIS.
  • 00:07:49.110 --> 00:07:51.180
  • IT WAS LIKE: OH, MY GOSH.
  • 00:07:51.180 --> 00:07:52.150
  • KRIS-- I MEAN, MIKE--
  • 00:07:52.150 --> 00:07:54.000
  • AND THEN, YOU PUT KRIS AND MIKE
  • 00:07:54.000 --> 00:07:55.090
  • IN THE SAME ROOM AND THEY
  • 00:07:55.090 --> 00:07:56.120
  • BANTER EACH OTHER --
  • 00:07:56.120 --> 00:07:57.210
  • IT IS COMICAL.
  • 00:07:57.210 --> 00:07:59.190
  • AND IT'S LIKE: DANG!
  • 00:07:59.190 --> 00:08:00.070
  • THESE GUYS ARE PASSION!
  • 00:08:00.070 --> 00:08:01.270
  • THEY CAN RUN THE
  • 00:08:01.270 --> 00:08:02.220
  • UNIVERSE, TOGETHER.
  • 00:08:02.220 --> 00:08:03.110
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:08:03.110 --> 00:08:04.270
  • AND...SO, MIKE WAS HERE.
  • 00:08:04.270 --> 00:08:05.180
  • AND WE HAD HIM IN AN ALL- STAFF
  • 00:08:05.180 --> 00:08:06.270
  • MEETING IN THIS ROOM.
  • 00:08:06.270 --> 00:08:09.100
  • YOU KNOW, WE HAD OUR
  • 00:08:09.100 --> 00:08:10.160
  • STAFF IN HERE.
  • 00:08:10.160 --> 00:08:11.030
  • AND, USUALLY, WHENEVER WE BRING
  • 00:08:11.030 --> 00:08:12.130
  • SOMEBODY FROM OUT OF TOWN, WE
  • 00:08:12.130 --> 00:08:13.130
  • LIKE TO HAVE 'EM SPEND TIME
  • 00:08:13.130 --> 00:08:14.220
  • WITH OUR STAFF.
  • 00:08:14.220 --> 00:08:16.030
  • AND MIKE SAID SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:08:16.030 --> 00:08:17.170
  • WAS REALLY ENCOURAGING, BUT
  • 00:08:17.170 --> 00:08:19.120
  • ALSO HIGHLIGHTED SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:08:19.120 --> 00:08:20.140
  • I JUST WANNA CIRCLE BACK TO.
  • 00:08:20.140 --> 00:08:21.120
  • HE SAID-- YOU KNOW, HE CAME
  • 00:08:21.120 --> 00:08:22.280
  • HERE TO SPEAK AT OUR
  • 00:08:22.280 --> 00:08:23.290
  • CONFERENCE, BUT THEN HE STAYED
  • 00:08:23.290 --> 00:08:25.050
  • AN EXTRA FOUR DAYS JUST TO
  • 00:08:25.050 --> 00:08:27.040
  • STUDY OUR ENVIRONMENT.
  • 00:08:27.040 --> 00:08:29.020
  • IT WAS SO INTENTIONAL ON HIS
  • 00:08:29.020 --> 00:08:30.270
  • PART THAT ANYTIME WE'D ASK HIM
  • 00:08:30.270 --> 00:08:32.070
  • QUESTIONS ABOUT IHOP -- PEOPLE
  • 00:08:32.070 --> 00:08:34.160
  • ARE LIKE, "HEY, TELL US WHAT
  • 00:08:34.160 --> 00:08:36.110
  • YOU DO IN IHOP" -- HE'S LIKE:
  • 00:08:36.110 --> 00:08:37.050
  • "I'M NOT HERE TO
  • 00:08:37.050 --> 00:08:38.060
  • TALK ABOUT IHOP.
  • 00:08:38.060 --> 00:08:38.230
  • I'M NOT GONNA ANSWER ANY OF
  • 00:08:38.230 --> 00:08:39.130
  • YOUR QUESTIONS.
  • 00:08:39.130 --> 00:08:40.130
  • I'M ONLY HERE TO LEARN."
  • 00:08:40.130 --> 00:08:42.200
  • AND I'M LIKE: "THAT'S NOT FAIR.
  • 00:08:42.200 --> 00:08:43.180
  • THIS IS A TWO-WAY CONVERSATION,
  • 00:08:43.180 --> 00:08:44.100
  • HERE."
  • 00:08:44.100 --> 00:08:44.230
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:08:44.230 --> 00:08:45.250
  • AND MIKE WOULDN'T HAVE
  • 00:08:45.250 --> 00:08:46.120
  • ANY OF IT.
  • 00:08:46.120 --> 00:08:46.260
  • HE'S LIKE: "NO. I'M ONLY HERE
  • 00:08:46.260 --> 00:08:47.170
  • TO STUDY AND LEARN."
  • 00:08:47.170 --> 00:08:48.030
  • HE HAD A LEGAL PAD OF PAPER.
  • 00:08:48.030 --> 00:08:49.250
  • BY THE END OF HIS SEVEN DAYS
  • 00:08:49.250 --> 00:08:51.220
  • HERE, TOTAL, THE ENTIRE LEGAL
  • 00:08:51.220 --> 00:08:53.210
  • PAD WAS FULL OF NOTES,
  • 00:08:53.210 --> 00:08:55.010
  • EVERYTHING FROM WHAT HE
  • 00:08:55.010 --> 00:08:56.070
  • OBSERVED IN THE CULTURE TO THE
  • 00:08:56.070 --> 00:08:57.130
  • COLOR OF THE PAINT ON THE
  • 00:08:57.130 --> 00:08:59.030
  • WALLS, THE KIND OF EQUIPMENT WE
  • 00:08:59.030 --> 00:09:01.030
  • ARE USING, TO VALUE SYSTEM.
  • 00:09:01.030 --> 00:09:02.270
  • I MEAN, THE GUY WAS JUST
  • 00:09:02.270 --> 00:09:03.150
  • STUDYING OUR ENVIRONMENT.
  • 00:09:03.180 --> 00:09:06.180
  • AND HE MADE THIS COMMENT AT OUR
  • 00:09:06.180 --> 00:09:07.100
  • ALL-STAFF MEETING.
  • 00:09:07.100 --> 00:09:07.250
  • HE SAID: "ONE THING I'M REALLY
  • 00:09:08.080 --> 00:09:11.080
  • ENCOURAGED ABOUT IN THIS HOUSE
  • 00:09:11.080 --> 00:09:12.150
  • IS THE KINDNESS THAT'S
  • 00:09:12.150 --> 00:09:13.220
  • IN THIS CULTURE RUNS DEEP.
  • 00:09:13.220 --> 00:09:15.040
  • IT'S NOT JUST IN THE
  • 00:09:15.040 --> 00:09:16.050
  • MAIN LEADERS.
  • 00:09:16.050 --> 00:09:17.160
  • IT ACTUALLY RUNS DEEP.
  • 00:09:17.160 --> 00:09:19.190
  • AND EVERY PERSON THAT I'VE RAN
  • 00:09:19.190 --> 00:09:20.180
  • INTO THAT IS ON STAFF OR GOES
  • 00:09:20.190 --> 00:09:23.190
  • TO BETHEL -- THEY HAVE THIS
  • 00:09:23.190 --> 00:09:24.190
  • KINDNESS THAT IS ON THEM."
  • 00:09:24.190 --> 00:09:25.260
  • AND IT WAS SO ENCOURAGING.
  • 00:09:25.260 --> 00:09:27.050
  • AND IT HIGHLIGHTS SOMETHING --
  • 00:09:27.050 --> 00:09:29.020
  • THAT OUR DREAM, OUR GOAL IS
  • 00:09:29.020 --> 00:09:30.140
  • THAT EVERY PERSON WOULD
  • 00:09:30.140 --> 00:09:31.260
  • ACTUALLY HAVE THE CULTURE
  • 00:09:31.260 --> 00:09:33.130
  • WITHIN THEM...IF THEY CALL
  • 00:09:33.130 --> 00:09:34.210
  • THIS PLACE HOME.
  • 00:09:34.210 --> 00:09:36.170
  • AND SO, THAT'S WHAT I WANNA
  • 00:09:36.170 --> 00:09:37.150
  • TALK TO YOU ABOUT.
  • 00:09:37.150 --> 00:09:38.000
  • I WANNA TALK ABOUT CULTURE.
  • 00:09:38.000 --> 00:09:39.130
  • DOES IT RUN DEEP IN YOU?
  • 00:09:39.130 --> 00:09:41.010
  • BUT I NEED TO GIVE ONE
  • 00:09:41.010 --> 00:09:42.060
  • DISCLAIMER BEFORE WE JUMP INTO
  • 00:09:42.060 --> 00:09:43.160
  • THE HEART OF THIS.
  • 00:09:43.160 --> 00:09:44.110
  • THIS IS NOT AN INTROSPECTIVE
  • 00:09:44.110 --> 00:09:46.030
  • NAVEL-GAZING MESSAGE.
  • 00:09:46.030 --> 00:09:48.170
  • I STRUGGLE WHEN PEOPLE GO
  • 00:09:48.170 --> 00:09:51.000
  • INWARD INSTEAD OF UPWARD.
  • 00:09:51.000 --> 00:09:52.210
  • THIS IS NOT AN INWARD MESSAGE.
  • 00:09:52.210 --> 00:09:54.030
  • BUT, AS ANY PRO ATHLETE,
  • 00:09:54.030 --> 00:09:56.190
  • ESPECIALLY ANY ELITE ATHLETE --
  • 00:09:56.190 --> 00:09:59.020
  • THEY WILL CRITIQUE THEIR GAME
  • 00:09:59.020 --> 00:10:00.290
  • TO GROW, NOT CRITIQUE IT TO END
  • 00:10:00.290 --> 00:10:03.060
  • IN SHAME AND GUILT.
  • 00:10:03.070 --> 00:10:06.070
  • BUT THE QUESTION IS: WHAT DO
  • 00:10:06.070 --> 00:10:07.020
  • YOU IN SITUATIONS THAT
  • 00:10:07.020 --> 00:10:08.090
  • REVEAL THE CULTURE THAT'S
  • 00:10:08.090 --> 00:10:10.040
  • ACTUALLY IN YOU?
  • 00:10:10.040 --> 00:10:11.000
  • WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE
  • 00:10:11.000 --> 00:10:13.140
  • LOOKING AT THE RED SEA AND YOU
  • 00:10:13.140 --> 00:10:14.080
  • HAVE THE EGYPTIAN ARMY
  • 00:10:14.080 --> 00:10:15.240
  • BEHIND YOU?
  • 00:10:15.240 --> 00:10:17.040
  • WHAT DO YOU DO IN THAT MOMENT?
  • 00:10:17.040 --> 00:10:18.090
  • THE BIBLE'S ACTUALLY A
  • 00:10:19.030 --> 00:10:22.030
  • BLUEPRINT AND IT'S ACTUALLY--
  • 00:10:22.030 --> 00:10:24.110
  • IT GIVES US STORIES AND IDEAS
  • 00:10:24.110 --> 00:10:25.020
  • OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE
  • 00:10:25.020 --> 00:10:25.250
  • HAVE THE CULTURE IN THEM, HOW
  • 00:10:25.250 --> 00:10:27.120
  • THEY RESPOND TO ANY SITUATION
  • 00:10:27.120 --> 00:10:28.120
  • IN FRONT OF THEM.
  • 00:10:28.120 --> 00:10:29.060
  • WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE
  • 00:10:29.060 --> 00:10:30.120
  • RELIGIOUS LEADERS BRING A LADY
  • 00:10:30.120 --> 00:10:33.010
  • THAT COMMITTED ADULTERY, BUT
  • 00:10:33.010 --> 00:10:34.100
  • THEY DIDN'T BRING THE GUY
  • 00:10:34.100 --> 00:10:35.190
  • WHICH IS A WHOLE 'NOTHER STORY.
  • 00:10:35.190 --> 00:10:37.050
  • BUT THEY BROUGHT HER TO JESUS
  • 00:10:37.050 --> 00:10:39.050
  • AND SAID, "THE LAW SAYS TO
  • 00:10:39.050 --> 00:10:39.260
  • STONE HER."
  • 00:10:39.260 --> 00:10:40.190
  • WHAT DO YOU DO IN THAT MOMENT?
  • 00:10:40.190 --> 00:10:42.180
  • DO YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO ASK
  • 00:10:42.180 --> 00:10:43.130
  • ONE QUESTION THAT CAUSES
  • 00:10:43.130 --> 00:10:44.270
  • CENTURIES OF RELIGIOUS
  • 00:10:45.180 --> 00:10:48.180
  • TRADITION TO COME TO AN ABRUPT
  • 00:10:48.180 --> 00:10:49.290
  • HALT BECAUSE OF ONE QUESTION?
  • 00:10:49.290 --> 00:10:51.230
  • JESUS ASKED THE QUESTION, "IF
  • 00:10:51.230 --> 00:10:54.100
  • NONE OF YOU SINNED, GO
  • 00:10:54.100 --> 00:10:56.030
  • AHEAD AND STONE."
  • 00:10:56.030 --> 00:10:58.100
  • AND THEY REALIZED THIS MOMENTUM
  • 00:10:58.100 --> 00:11:01.060
  • OF RELIGIOUS TRADITION STOPPED
  • 00:11:01.060 --> 00:11:02.010
  • IN ITS FOOTSTEP AND SAID: WE
  • 00:11:02.010 --> 00:11:03.010
  • CAN'T DO IT.
  • 00:11:03.010 --> 00:11:05.020
  • WHAT DO YOU DO IN SITUATIONS
  • 00:11:05.020 --> 00:11:06.090
  • LIKE THIS?
  • 00:11:06.090 --> 00:11:06.280
  • WHAT DO YOU WHEN THE CLOUD THE
  • 00:11:06.280 --> 00:11:08.030
  • SIZE OF A MAN'S HAND SHOWS UP?
  • 00:11:08.030 --> 00:11:09.270
  • DO YOU DOUBT IF THAT'S THE
  • 00:11:09.270 --> 00:11:11.160
  • ACTUAL CLOUD GOD WAS TALKING
  • 00:11:11.160 --> 00:11:12.060
  • ABOUT?
  • 00:11:12.060 --> 00:11:13.170
  • HOW MANY BET-- I BET YOU
  • 00:11:13.170 --> 00:11:15.170
  • WHEN THEY GOT THAT PROPHETIC
  • 00:11:15.170 --> 00:11:16.280
  • WORD ABOUT "THERE'S A
  • 00:11:16.280 --> 00:11:18.020
  • STORM COMING"---
  • 00:11:18.020 --> 00:11:18.160
  • 'CAUSE THEY HAD FAMINE FOREVER.
  • 00:11:18.160 --> 00:11:20.260
  • "THERE'S A STORM COMING."
  • 00:11:20.260 --> 00:11:21.150
  • WHEN WE HEAR "STORM COMING,"
  • 00:11:21.150 --> 00:11:23.140
  • HOW MANY ENVISION THE
  • 00:11:23.140 --> 00:11:24.110
  • MASSIVE THUNDERHEADS THAT
  • 00:11:24.110 --> 00:11:26.180
  • WE SEE HERE IN
  • 00:11:26.180 --> 00:11:27.030
  • NORTHERN CALIFORNIA?
  • 00:11:27.030 --> 00:11:27.280
  • SO, IMAGINE BEING THE PROPHET
  • 00:11:27.280 --> 00:11:28.230
  • GOING, "MAN, THAT AIN'T NO
  • 00:11:28.230 --> 00:11:29.270
  • THUNDERHEAD, BUT THAT'S A CLOUD
  • 00:11:29.270 --> 00:11:31.160
  • THE SIZE OF MY HAND."
  • 00:11:31.160 --> 00:11:32.100
  • DO YOU DOUBT THAT?
  • 00:11:32.100 --> 00:11:34.290
  • OR DO YOU RUN BECAUSE YOU KNOW
  • 00:11:34.290 --> 00:11:35.290
  • THAT'S WHAT THE LORD PROMISED?
  • 00:11:35.290 --> 00:11:37.200
  • SEE, WHAT YOU DO IN THOSE
  • 00:11:37.200 --> 00:11:38.180
  • MOMENTS ALL REVEAL THE CULTURE
  • 00:11:38.180 --> 00:11:39.290
  • THAT'S WITHIN YOU.
  • 00:11:40.040 --> 00:11:43.040
  • SO, ONE WAY TO FIND OUT WHAT
  • 00:11:43.040 --> 00:11:44.230
  • YOU GOT IS TO GET YOURSELF IN
  • 00:11:44.230 --> 00:11:45.210
  • SITUATIONS THAT ARE ABOVE YOU.
  • 00:11:45.210 --> 00:11:47.090
  • YOU'LL FIND OUT QUICKLY WHAT
  • 00:11:47.090 --> 00:11:48.170
  • CULTURE LIVES WITHIN YOU.
  • 00:11:48.170 --> 00:11:50.070
  • SO, WHAT DO YOU IN
  • 00:11:50.070 --> 00:11:52.030
  • THESE MOMENTS?
  • 00:11:52.030 --> 00:11:53.070
  • SO, HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE
  • 00:11:53.070 --> 00:11:54.220
  • CULTURE IN YOU?
  • 00:11:54.220 --> 00:11:55.060
  • HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT CULTURE'S
  • 00:11:55.060 --> 00:11:56.250
  • IN YOU IS WHEN YOU CANNOT BE
  • 00:11:56.250 --> 00:11:57.150
  • CONVINCED OTHERWISE.
  • 00:11:57.150 --> 00:11:58.260
  • TWENTY YEARS AGO, WHEN MY
  • 00:11:58.260 --> 00:12:01.090
  • PARENTS ARRIVED -- ACTUALLY, 22
  • 00:12:01.090 --> 00:12:03.080
  • YEARS AGO, NOW, WHEN MY PARENTS
  • 00:12:03.130 --> 00:12:06.130
  • ARRIVED -- SOME OF MY DAD'S
  • 00:12:06.130 --> 00:12:08.000
  • MAIN SERMONS WERE THIS: GOD IS
  • 00:12:08.000 --> 00:12:09.030
  • GOOD ALL THE TIME, HEALING IS
  • 00:12:09.030 --> 00:12:10.210
  • FOR TODAY, AND SICKNESS IS
  • 00:12:10.210 --> 00:12:12.020
  • FROM THE DEVIL.
  • 00:12:12.020 --> 00:12:14.170
  • AND THAT WAS LIKE-- THAT WAS--
  • 00:12:14.170 --> 00:12:16.090
  • THAT WAS EVERY WEEK.
  • 00:12:16.090 --> 00:12:18.280
  • EVERY TIME, THERE'S SOME
  • 00:12:18.280 --> 00:12:19.160
  • COMMENT OR SOME TEACHING
  • 00:12:19.160 --> 00:12:20.150
  • ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:12:20.150 --> 00:12:21.010
  • AND AS A...PERSON IN THIS PEW
  • 00:12:22.060 --> 00:12:25.060
  • EVERY WEEK AND OUR CHURCH
  • 00:12:25.060 --> 00:12:26.280
  • FAMILY, THERE WAS NO QUESTION
  • 00:12:26.280 --> 00:12:28.250
  • WHETHER THAT WAS TRUE, BUT OUR
  • 00:12:28.250 --> 00:12:30.060
  • EXPERIENCE SAID OTHERWISE.
  • 00:12:30.060 --> 00:12:32.190
  • AND SO, IT BECAME A SEASON FOR
  • 00:12:32.190 --> 00:12:34.210
  • THIS HOUSE TO WRESTLE WITH.
  • 00:12:34.210 --> 00:12:36.130
  • "WELL, WHAT DO WE DO
  • 00:12:36.130 --> 00:12:37.000
  • ABOUT THIS?"
  • 00:12:37.000 --> 00:12:37.270
  • "WHAT ABOUT THIS SICKNESS
  • 00:12:37.270 --> 00:12:38.160
  • OVER HERE?"
  • 00:12:38.160 --> 00:12:39.140
  • "WHAT ABOUT MY MOM THAT HAD
  • 00:12:39.140 --> 00:12:40.040
  • THAT DISEASE?"
  • 00:12:40.040 --> 00:12:41.100
  • "AND WHAT ABOUT THIS?"
  • 00:12:41.100 --> 00:12:43.010
  • AND: "WE PRAYED FOR THAT PERSON
  • 00:12:43.010 --> 00:12:44.150
  • AND IT DIDN'T WORK OUT."
  • 00:12:44.150 --> 00:12:45.050
  • BUT YET, WE HAD THIS TRUTH AND
  • 00:12:45.050 --> 00:12:46.280
  • WE HAD AN EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:12:46.280 --> 00:12:49.080
  • THE CHALLENGE OF ALL OF US IS
  • 00:12:49.080 --> 00:12:49.290
  • TO NOT LET THIS DICTATE THIS.
  • 00:12:49.290 --> 00:12:52.090
  • IT'S ONE OF THE GREATEST
  • 00:12:52.090 --> 00:12:53.080
  • CHALLENGES OF ANY MOVEMENT, OR
  • 00:12:53.080 --> 00:12:54.130
  • ANY CHURCH, OR ANY ENVIRONMENT.
  • 00:12:54.130 --> 00:12:56.120
  • AND WHAT CULTURE DO YOU WANT?
  • 00:12:56.120 --> 00:12:58.150
  • DO YOU WANT THE CULTURE OF
  • 00:12:58.150 --> 00:12:59.050
  • HEAVEN OR DO YOU WANT THE
  • 00:12:59.050 --> 00:13:00.060
  • CULTURE OF YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE?
  • 00:13:00.060 --> 00:13:01.220
  • AND SO, AT THAT TIME, I
  • 00:13:01.220 --> 00:13:03.060
  • REMEMBER, WE WERE
  • 00:13:03.060 --> 00:13:04.240
  • WRESTLING, YES, WE KNOW
  • 00:13:04.240 --> 00:13:05.120
  • THAT'S TRUE,
  • 00:13:05.120 --> 00:13:06.020
  • AND WE PRAYED FOR PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:06.020 --> 00:13:08.140
  • WE WERE LEARNING WORDS
  • 00:13:08.140 --> 00:13:09.010
  • OF KNOWLEDGE.
  • 00:13:09.010 --> 00:13:09.150
  • I MEAN, WE WERE JUST IN THE
  • 00:13:09.150 --> 00:13:10.050
  • EARLY STAGES OF LEARNING
  • 00:13:10.050 --> 00:13:11.080
  • WHAT'S SO NORMAL, TO US, TODAY,
  • 00:13:11.080 --> 00:13:12.110
  • WITH CUSTOMS AND ALL THAT.
  • 00:13:12.110 --> 00:13:15.020
  • AND I REMEMBER ONE OF MY DAD'S
  • 00:13:15.020 --> 00:13:17.180
  • STAFF MEMBERS GOT DIAGNOSED
  • 00:13:17.180 --> 00:13:18.200
  • WITH CANCER.
  • 00:13:18.200 --> 00:13:19.080
  • THIS WAS A LONG TIME AGO.
  • 00:13:19.080 --> 00:13:21.130
  • THIS WAS IN THAT SEASON OF:
  • 00:13:21.130 --> 00:13:22.290
  • YES, GOD IS GOOD.
  • 00:13:22.290 --> 00:13:24.210
  • CANCER'S FROM THE DEVIL.
  • 00:13:24.210 --> 00:13:25.290
  • AND HEALING IS FOR TODAY.
  • 00:13:25.290 --> 00:13:27.190
  • IT DIDN'T DIE WITH THE APOSTLES
  • 00:13:27.190 --> 00:13:28.200
  • -- IT'S FOR TODAY.
  • 00:13:28.200 --> 00:13:29.160
  • AND IN THE MIDST OF THAT, ONE
  • 00:13:29.160 --> 00:13:31.030
  • OF OUR VERY OWN GOT DIAGNOSED
  • 00:13:31.030 --> 00:13:32.110
  • WITH CANCER.
  • 00:13:32.110 --> 00:13:33.100
  • AND IT JUST SHOCKS YOUR SYSTEM.
  • 00:13:33.100 --> 00:13:35.080
  • ALL OF A SUDDEN, YOU'RE EXPOSED
  • 00:13:35.080 --> 00:13:36.140
  • WITH WHAT YOU REALLY
  • 00:13:36.140 --> 00:13:37.200
  • BELIEVE IN.
  • 00:13:37.200 --> 00:13:38.070
  • YOU'RE CONFRONTED WITH, LIKE: I
  • 00:13:38.070 --> 00:13:40.020
  • KNOW THAT'S TRUE, BUT...THIS IS
  • 00:13:40.020 --> 00:13:42.120
  • TRUE, TOO.
  • 00:13:42.120 --> 00:13:43.110
  • AND YOU BEGIN TO WRESTLE
  • 00:13:43.110 --> 00:13:44.150
  • WITH IT.
  • 00:13:44.150 --> 00:13:45.000
  • PAUL TALKED ABOUT YOU'RE
  • 00:13:45.000 --> 00:13:47.040
  • WORKING OUT YOUR SALVATION.
  • 00:13:47.040 --> 00:13:47.250
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:13:47.250 --> 00:13:48.160
  • YOU'RE ACTUALLY WORKING TO
  • 00:13:48.160 --> 00:13:49.230
  • UNDERSTAND HIS REALM, HIS
  • 00:13:49.230 --> 00:13:51.200
  • NATURE, HIS SALVATION, WHAT IT
  • 00:13:51.200 --> 00:13:53.100
  • ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE.
  • 00:13:53.100 --> 00:13:54.150
  • AND I REMEMBER WE WRESTLED
  • 00:13:54.150 --> 00:13:56.010
  • THROUGH THAT.
  • 00:13:56.010 --> 00:13:57.240
  • I FEEL AS THE CHURCH
  • 00:13:57.240 --> 00:13:58.220
  • WE DID AN AMAZING JOB
  • 00:13:58.220 --> 00:13:59.230
  • THAT WE DIDN'T CHANGE
  • 00:13:59.230 --> 00:14:00.190
  • THE SUBJECT.
  • 00:14:00.190 --> 00:14:02.040
  • AND YET, WE HAD THIS SITUATION.
  • 00:14:02.040 --> 00:14:03.040
  • AND, IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME,
  • 00:14:03.040 --> 00:14:04.220
  • SHE ENDS UP PASSING AWAY.
  • 00:14:04.220 --> 00:14:06.030
  • IT WAS DEVASTATING TO
  • 00:14:06.030 --> 00:14:06.200
  • OUR ENVIRONMENT!
  • 00:14:06.200 --> 00:14:09.020
  • 'CAUSE WE WERE CONTENDING,
  • 00:14:09.020 --> 00:14:10.000
  • CONTENDING, AND BELIEVING.
  • 00:14:10.000 --> 00:14:12.220
  • AND THAT WAS LITERALLY
  • 00:14:12.220 --> 00:14:13.090
  • 20 YEARS AGO.
  • 00:14:13.090 --> 00:14:14.010
  • AND THEN, I BELIEVE IT'S 15
  • 00:14:14.010 --> 00:14:15.060
  • YEARS AGO THIS MONTH, MY
  • 00:14:15.060 --> 00:14:16.240
  • GRANDFATHER, PATRIARCH OF THIS
  • 00:14:16.240 --> 00:14:18.050
  • HOUSE, DIED WITH CANCER.
  • 00:14:18.050 --> 00:14:20.260
  • AND, YOU TAKE 15-- YOU TAKE 20
  • 00:14:20.260 --> 00:14:22.200
  • YEARS AGO, AND THEN YOU TAKE 15
  • 00:14:22.200 --> 00:14:24.290
  • YEARS AGO, WHAT HAPPENED IN THE
  • 00:14:24.290 --> 00:14:25.260
  • NEXT FIVE YEARS, YOU CAN-- YOU
  • 00:14:25.260 --> 00:14:27.220
  • COULD TELL INSTANTLY NO ONE CAN
  • 00:14:27.220 --> 00:14:29.280
  • NO ONE CAN CONVINCE US THAT
  • 00:14:33.210 --> 00:14:34.110
  • HEALING IS NOT FOR TODAY.
  • 00:14:34.110 --> 00:14:36.060
  • WHAT HAPPENED IS, OVER TIME, AS
  • 00:14:36.060 --> 00:14:37.250
  • WE WRESTLED WITH THE CULTURE OF
  • 00:14:37.250 --> 00:14:39.260
  • HEAVEN, AS WE WORKED OUR TAILS
  • 00:14:39.260 --> 00:14:42.090
  • OFF, IF YOU WILL, WE CONTENDED
  • 00:14:42.090 --> 00:14:43.190
  • FOR BREAKTHROUGH, WE BELIEVED
  • 00:14:43.190 --> 00:14:45.170
  • IN SOMETHING THAT WE HAD NOT
  • 00:14:45.170 --> 00:14:46.160
  • EXPERIENCED YET.
  • 00:14:46.160 --> 00:14:48.090
  • AND, IN THAT PROCESS, ALL OF A
  • 00:14:48.090 --> 00:14:50.040
  • SUDDEN, YOU RUN INTO AN
  • 00:14:50.040 --> 00:14:51.110
  • ENVIRONMENT OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:51.110 --> 00:14:52.090
  • THEY'RE LIKE: "LISTEN, YOU
  • 00:14:52.090 --> 00:14:53.290
  • CAN'T CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE.
  • 00:14:53.290 --> 00:14:55.090
  • I DON'T KNOW WHY THIS
  • 00:14:55.090 --> 00:14:56.110
  • DIDN'T HAPPEN.
  • 00:14:56.110 --> 00:14:56.260
  • WE'RE GONNA PUT THAT IN THE BOX
  • 00:14:56.260 --> 00:14:57.290
  • OF MYSTERY, FOR NOW, AND
  • 00:14:57.290 --> 00:14:59.110
  • CONTINUE TO ASK THE LORD TO
  • 00:14:59.110 --> 00:15:00.290
  • REVEAL THAT MYSTERY TO US.
  • 00:15:00.290 --> 00:15:02.120
  • BUT UNTIL THEN, WE KNOW IT'S
  • 00:15:02.120 --> 00:15:04.020
  • NOT FROM HIM AND HE IS GOOD
  • 00:15:04.020 --> 00:15:05.240
  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU
  • 00:15:07.270 --> 00:15:08.210
  • REFUSE TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT.
  • 00:15:08.210 --> 00:15:10.240
  • WHEN YOU REFUSE TO CHANGE THE
  • 00:15:10.240 --> 00:15:12.160
  • SUBJECT IS WHEN YOU REALIZE
  • 00:15:12.160 --> 00:15:14.060
  • THAT CULTURE BEGINS DEEPER THAN
  • 00:15:14.060 --> 00:15:15.250
  • YOU, THAT YOU'RE RESPONDING
  • 00:15:15.250 --> 00:15:17.070
  • CRISIS WITH FAITH,
  • 00:15:17.070 --> 00:15:20.020
  • YOU'RE RESPONDING HOPELESSNESS
  • 00:15:20.020 --> 00:15:21.040
  • WITH HOPE.
  • 00:15:21.040 --> 00:15:21.190
  • YOU RESPOND ACCORDINGLY.
  • 00:15:21.190 --> 00:15:22.230
  • THAT'S WHAT REVEALS THE CULTURE
  • 00:15:22.230 --> 00:15:24.110
  • WE SHOULD BE READING IT AND LET
  • 00:15:26.230 --> 00:15:27.260
  • THIS SHAPE MY CHARACTER.
  • 00:15:27.260 --> 00:15:28.280
  • I WANNA GROW IN THAT AREA AND I
  • 00:15:28.280 --> 00:15:30.050
  • WANT THE CULTURE OF HEAVEN TO
  • 00:15:30.050 --> 00:15:31.150
  • [SOUND OF VEGETABLES BEING
  • 00:15:36.080 --> 00:15:36.280
  • CHOPPED]
  • 00:15:36.280 --> 00:15:37.200
  • - FEMALE VOCALS: GOD, OUR
  • 00:15:37.200 --> 00:15:38.120
  • FATHER
  • 00:15:38.120 --> 00:15:39.140
  • [BABY LAUGHING]
  • 00:15:39.140 --> 00:15:41.050
  • LORD OF ALL
  • 00:15:41.050 --> 00:15:42.100
  • [CLATTERING]
  • 00:15:42.100 --> 00:15:42.290
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:15:43.160 --> 00:15:46.160
  • - LITTLE GIRL: MAMA, CAN YOU
  • 00:15:46.160 --> 00:15:47.070
  • DANCE WITH ME?
  • 00:15:47.070 --> 00:15:47.250
  • - MOTHER: OH, OF COURSE, BABE!
  • 00:15:47.250 --> 00:15:49.100
  • OH...YEAH...
  • 00:15:49.100 --> 00:15:51.280
  • [MIRTHFUL SOUNDS]
  • 00:15:51.280 --> 00:15:54.220
  • [VOCALIZING]
  • 00:15:54.220 --> 00:15:57.180
  • [BABY GIGGLING]
  • 00:15:58.010 --> 00:16:01.030
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  • UP, I WANNA BE JUST LIKE YOU,
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  • MAMA.
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  • - MOTHER: AWWW...
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  • SO, LET'S READ ABOUT HOW GOOD
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  • GOD IS.
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  • GOD IS SOOOO GOOD TO US.
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  • EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED, HE
  • 00:16:45.120 --> 00:16:47.080
  • GIVES TO US.
  • 00:16:47.080 --> 00:16:49.060
  • - LITTLE GIRL: READ ME THAT
  • 00:16:49.060 --> 00:16:49.280
  • ONE, RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:16:49.280 --> 00:16:50.180
  • - MOTHER: I'M READING ABOUT
  • 00:16:50.180 --> 00:16:51.170
  • THE LITTLE CAT AND THE
  • 00:16:51.170 --> 00:16:52.040
  • LITTLE BIRD...
  • 00:16:52.040 --> 00:16:54.000
  • AND, SOMETIMES, THE SHADOWS
  • 00:16:54.000 --> 00:16:54.210
  • SEEM DARK, BUT IS GOD
  • 00:16:54.210 --> 00:16:55.220
  • STILL GOOD?
  • 00:16:55.220 --> 00:16:57.040
  • - LITTLE GIRL: YEAH.
  • 00:16:57.040 --> 00:16:57.290
  • - MOM: WHEN IS GOD GOOD?
  • 00:16:57.290 --> 00:16:59.110
  • - ERIC: LUKE, CHAPTER 8.
  • 00:17:04.290 --> 00:17:05.250
  • THE NEXT AREA -- THIS IS A
  • 00:17:06.260 --> 00:17:09.260
  • FAMILIAR PARABLE -- BUT THE
  • 00:17:09.260 --> 00:17:11.110
  • NEXT AREA I WANNA TALK ABOUT IS
  • 00:17:11.110 --> 00:17:12.180
  • IF THE WORD OF GOD ACTUALLY
  • 00:17:12.180 --> 00:17:15.130
  • CUTS YOU DEEP.
  • 00:17:15.200 --> 00:17:18.200
  • I THINK A LOT OF BELIEVERS READ
  • 00:17:18.200 --> 00:17:19.170
  • PARTS OF THE BIBLE THEY LIKE.
  • 00:17:19.170 --> 00:17:20.270
  • BUT I WANNA CHALLENGE US --
  • 00:17:20.270 --> 00:17:23.120
  • WHY DON'T WE READ PARTS
  • 00:17:23.120 --> 00:17:24.290
  • OF THE BIBLE THAT WE
  • 00:17:24.290 --> 00:17:25.150
  • STRUGGLE WITH?
  • 00:17:25.150 --> 00:17:27.150
  • WHY DON'T WE READ THE PARTS OF
  • 00:17:27.150 --> 00:17:28.180
  • THE BIBLE THAT-- THAT WE DON'T
  • 00:17:28.180 --> 00:17:29.270
  • AGREE WITH?
  • 00:17:29.270 --> 00:17:31.250
  • "EGH, I'MONA STAY
  • 00:17:31.250 --> 00:17:33.160
  • IN THE GOSPELS.
  • 00:17:33.160 --> 00:17:34.150
  • I REALLY LIKE THE GOSPELS.
  • 00:17:34.150 --> 00:17:35.110
  • THAT'S JUST MY HOME."
  • 00:17:35.110 --> 00:17:36.110
  • TOTALLY.
  • 00:17:36.110 --> 00:17:37.040
  • BUT LET'S GO READ SOME STUFF
  • 00:17:37.040 --> 00:17:38.090
  • THAT'S REALLY HARD TO
  • 00:17:38.090 --> 00:17:39.110
  • WRESTLE WITH.
  • 00:17:39.110 --> 00:17:40.040
  • WHY?
  • 00:17:40.040 --> 00:17:40.170
  • BECAUSE THIS IS ACTUALLY A
  • 00:17:40.170 --> 00:17:41.080
  • BLUEPRINT OF THE
  • 00:17:41.080 --> 00:17:42.070
  • CULTURE OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:17:42.070 --> 00:17:44.210
  • SO, LUKE CHAPTER 8, VERSE 4.
  • 00:17:44.210 --> 00:17:46.160
  • ARE YOU WITH ME?
  • 00:17:46.160 --> 00:17:47.060
  • ARE YOU WITH ME?
  • 00:17:47.060 --> 00:17:48.230
  • - ERIC: "AND WHEN A GREAT
  • 00:17:50.280 --> 00:17:51.240
  • MULTITUDE HAD GATHERED, AND
  • 00:17:51.240 --> 00:17:53.070
  • THEY HAD COME TO HIM FROM EVERY
  • 00:17:53.070 --> 00:17:54.080
  • CITY, HE SPOKE BY A PARABLE: 'A
  • 00:17:54.080 --> 00:17:56.010
  • SOWER WENT OUT TO SOW HIS SEED.
  • 00:17:56.010 --> 00:17:57.190
  • AND AS HE SOWED, SOME FELL BY
  • 00:17:57.190 --> 00:17:59.080
  • THE WAYSIDE; AND IT WAS
  • 00:17:59.080 --> 00:18:00.030
  • TRAMPLED DOWN, AND THE BIRDS OF
  • 00:18:00.030 --> 00:18:01.250
  • THE AIR DEVOURED IT.
  • 00:18:01.250 --> 00:18:03.170
  • SOME FELL ON ROCK; AND AS SOON
  • 00:18:03.170 --> 00:18:05.010
  • AS IT SPRANG UP, IT WITHERED
  • 00:18:05.010 --> 00:18:06.080
  • AWAY BECAUSE IT
  • 00:18:06.080 --> 00:18:07.050
  • LACKED MOISTURE.
  • 00:18:07.050 --> 00:18:08.220
  • AND SOME FELL AMONG THORNS, AND
  • 00:18:08.220 --> 00:18:10.000
  • THE THORNS SPRANG UP WITH IT
  • 00:18:10.000 --> 00:18:11.100
  • AND CHOKED IT.
  • 00:18:11.100 --> 00:18:12.230
  • BUT OTHERS FELL ON GOOD GROUND,
  • 00:18:12.230 --> 00:18:14.060
  • SPRANG UP, AND YIELDED A CROP A
  • 00:18:14.060 --> 00:18:15.220
  • HUNDREDFOLD.'"
  • 00:18:15.220 --> 00:18:16.170
  • HOW MANY LIKE THE
  • 00:18:16.170 --> 00:18:17.170
  • HUNDREDFOLD YIELD?
  • 00:18:17.170 --> 00:18:19.010
  • THAT'S...ONLY 20 OF YOU.
  • 00:18:19.010 --> 00:18:19.260
  • OKAY.
  • 00:18:19.260 --> 00:18:20.210
  • "WHEN HE HAD SAID THESE THINGS
  • 00:18:20.210 --> 00:18:22.090
  • HE CRIED, 'HE WHO HAS EARS TO
  • 00:18:22.090 --> 00:18:23.260
  • HEAR, LET HIM HEAR!'"
  • 00:18:23.260 --> 00:18:25.010
  • VERSE 9: "THEN HIS DISCIPLES
  • 00:18:25.010 --> 00:18:26.160
  • ASKED HIM, SAYING, 'WHAT DOES
  • 00:18:26.160 --> 00:18:29.060
  • THIS PARABLE MEAN?'
  • 00:18:29.060 --> 00:18:30.020
  • AND HE SAID, 'TO YOU IT HAS
  • 00:18:30.020 --> 00:18:31.170
  • BEEN GIVEN TO KNOW THE
  • 00:18:31.170 --> 00:18:34.110
  • MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM
  • 00:18:34.110 --> 00:18:35.090
  • OF GOD...'"
  • 00:18:35.090 --> 00:18:35.210
  • LET'S STOP, RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:18:35.210 --> 00:18:36.090
  • I WANNA READ THIS FOR A SECOND,
  • 00:18:36.090 --> 00:18:37.010
  • AGAIN.
  • 00:18:37.010 --> 00:18:37.100
  • COULD I-- I THINK SOMETIMES
  • 00:18:37.100 --> 00:18:38.190
  • WHEN WE SEE MYSTERIES, "AW,
  • 00:18:38.190 --> 00:18:40.080
  • THAT'S JUST MYSTERIES," AND
  • 00:18:40.080 --> 00:18:41.110
  • WE'RE GONNA GO SOMEWHERE ELSE,
  • 00:18:41.110 --> 00:18:43.030
  • BUT WHAT JESUS SAYS
  • 00:18:43.030 --> 00:18:44.000
  • HERE IS PROFOUND.
  • 00:18:44.000 --> 00:18:45.250
  • HE SAID: "TO YOU IT HAS BEEN
  • 00:18:45.250 --> 00:18:47.130
  • GIVEN TO KNOW THE MYSTERIES."
  • 00:18:47.130 --> 00:18:50.130
  • IF YOU ARE A DISCIPLE OF JESUS
  • 00:18:50.130 --> 00:18:51.050
  • AND YOU HAVE GIVEN HIM
  • 00:18:51.050 --> 00:18:52.080
  • EVERYTHING, THEN, GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:18:52.080 --> 00:18:54.070
  • YOU HAVE ACCESS TO UNDERSTAND
  • 00:18:54.070 --> 00:18:55.250
  • EVERY MYSTERY.
  • 00:18:55.250 --> 00:18:56.210
  • "'...BUT TO THE REST IT IS
  • 00:18:57.100 --> 00:19:00.120
  • GIVEN IN PARABLES, THAT "SEEING
  • 00:19:00.120 --> 00:19:02.010
  • THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING
  • 00:19:02.010 --> 00:19:03.090
  • THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND."
  • 00:19:03.090 --> 00:19:05.220
  • VERSE 11.
  • 00:19:05.220 --> 00:19:06.120
  • "'NOW THE PARABLE IS THIS: THE
  • 00:19:06.120 --> 00:19:08.060
  • SEED IS THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:19:08.060 --> 00:19:09.180
  • THOSE BY THE WAYSIDE ARE THE
  • 00:19:09.180 --> 00:19:11.170
  • ONES WHO HEAR; THEN THE DEVIL
  • 00:19:11.170 --> 00:19:13.090
  • COMES AND TAKES AWAY THE WORD
  • 00:19:13.090 --> 00:19:15.120
  • OUT OF THEIR HEARTS, LEST THEY
  • 00:19:15.120 --> 00:19:16.190
  • SHOULD BELIEVE AND BE SAVED.
  • 00:19:16.190 --> 00:19:17.240
  • BUT THE ONES ON THE ROCK ARE
  • 00:19:17.240 --> 00:19:19.010
  • THOSE WHO, WHEN THEY HEAR,
  • 00:19:20.000 --> 00:19:23.000
  • RECEIVE THE WORD WITH JOY; AND
  • 00:19:23.000 --> 00:19:25.210
  • THESE HAVE NO ROOT, WHO BELIEVE
  • 00:19:25.210 --> 00:19:26.190
  • FOR A WHILE AND IN TIME OF
  • 00:19:26.190 --> 00:19:27.100
  • TEMPTATION FALL AWAY.
  • 00:19:27.100 --> 00:19:28.100
  • NOW THE ONES THAT FELL AMONG
  • 00:19:28.100 --> 00:19:29.290
  • THORNS ARE THOSE WHO, WHEN THEY
  • 00:19:29.290 --> 00:19:31.080
  • HAVE HEARD, GO OUT AND ARE
  • 00:19:31.080 --> 00:19:33.010
  • CHOKED WITH CARES, RICHES, AND
  • 00:19:33.010 --> 00:19:34.190
  • PLEASURES OF LIFE, AND BRING NO
  • 00:19:34.190 --> 00:19:35.110
  • FRUIT TO MATURITY.
  • 00:19:35.110 --> 00:19:37.090
  • BUT THE ONES THAT FELL ON THE
  • 00:19:37.090 --> 00:19:38.180
  • GOOD GROUND...'"
  • 00:19:38.180 --> 00:19:39.190
  • SAY "GOOD GROUND."
  • 00:19:39.190 --> 00:19:40.040
  • [AUDIENCE REPEATS]
  • 00:19:40.040 --> 00:19:41.100
  • "'...ARE THOSE WHO, HAVING
  • 00:19:41.100 --> 00:19:43.120
  • HEARD THE WORD WITH A NOBLE AND
  • 00:19:43.120 --> 00:19:44.290
  • GOOD HEART, KEEP IT AND BEAR
  • 00:19:44.290 --> 00:19:46.100
  • FRUIT WITH PATIENCE.'"
  • 00:19:46.100 --> 00:19:47.250
  • YOU KNOW, OFTENTIMES, WE READ
  • 00:19:47.250 --> 00:19:50.000
  • THE BIBLE, BUT HOW MANY KNOW
  • 00:19:50.000 --> 00:19:50.270
  • THAT THE BIBLE NEEDS TO BE
  • 00:19:50.270 --> 00:19:51.230
  • READING US?
  • 00:19:52.190 --> 00:19:55.190
  • WHAT WE DO IN THE NATURAL SENSE
  • 00:19:55.190 --> 00:19:56.200
  • IS WHEN WE DISAGREE WITH
  • 00:19:56.200 --> 00:19:58.010
  • SOMETHING OR SOMEONE, IF YOU
  • 00:19:58.010 --> 00:20:00.040
  • DON'T HAVE ANY CHARACTER, YOU
  • 00:20:00.040 --> 00:20:01.230
  • WILL ATTACK THE PERSON.
  • 00:20:01.230 --> 00:20:04.040
  • YOU'LL ATTACK THE ROOTS,
  • 00:20:04.040 --> 00:20:07.010
  • THE ORIGINS, YOU'LL GO
  • 00:20:07.010 --> 00:20:07.180
  • AFTER THE PERSON.
  • 00:20:07.180 --> 00:20:08.180
  • 'CAUSE IF YOU CAN ATTACK THAT,
  • 00:20:08.180 --> 00:20:09.250
  • THEN YOU CAN DISCREDIT
  • 00:20:09.250 --> 00:20:11.030
  • EVERYTHING THEY SAY.
  • 00:20:11.030 --> 00:20:12.020
  • THIS IS VERY BIG IN A
  • 00:20:12.020 --> 00:20:13.130
  • POLITICAL REALM.
  • 00:20:13.130 --> 00:20:14.190
  • "I DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU SAID, SO
  • 00:20:14.190 --> 00:20:15.110
  • I'M GONNA ATTACK YOU."
  • 00:20:15.110 --> 00:20:16.090
  • 'CAUSE IF I CAN ATTACK YOU AND
  • 00:20:16.090 --> 00:20:17.270
  • DESTROY YOU, THEN EVERYTHING
  • 00:20:17.270 --> 00:20:19.010
  • YOU SAID AND BELIEVE IN --
  • 00:20:19.010 --> 00:20:20.070
  • NO LONGER VALUABLE.
  • 00:20:20.160 --> 00:20:23.160
  • NO LONGER HAPPENING
  • 00:20:23.160 --> 00:20:24.260
  • IN A RELIGIOUS REALM, AS WELL.
  • 00:20:24.260 --> 00:20:25.170
  • AND WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR
  • 00:20:25.170 --> 00:20:26.190
  • MODERN DAY, RIGHT NOW, WITH THE
  • 00:20:26.190 --> 00:20:27.220
  • SCRIPTURE IS PEOPLE READ THE
  • 00:20:27.220 --> 00:20:29.100
  • BIBLE AND SAY, "I DON'T LIKE
  • 00:20:29.100 --> 00:20:30.040
  • WHAT IT SAYS."
  • 00:20:30.040 --> 00:20:30.180
  • SO, THEN THEY QUESTION THE
  • 00:20:30.180 --> 00:20:31.070
  • ORIGINS, THEY QUESTION THE
  • 00:20:31.070 --> 00:20:32.240
  • ORIGINATION OF SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:20:32.240 --> 00:20:34.080
  • AND THEY SAY: "NOPE.
  • 00:20:34.080 --> 00:20:35.230
  • IT'S ACTUALLY NOT REAL."
  • 00:20:35.230 --> 00:20:36.230
  • WHY?
  • 00:20:36.230 --> 00:20:37.140
  • 'CAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE THE
  • 00:20:37.140 --> 00:20:38.130
  • MESSAGE THAT'S COMING AT THEM.
  • 00:20:38.130 --> 00:20:40.270
  • THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT
  • 00:20:40.270 --> 00:20:41.150
  • CHALLENGES OF OURS.
  • 00:20:41.150 --> 00:20:42.290
  • EVERY PREACHER AND TEACHER
  • 00:20:42.290 --> 00:20:43.180
  • KNOWS THIS ONE.
  • 00:20:43.180 --> 00:20:44.190
  • OFTENTIMES, WE TRY-- WE HAVE A
  • 00:20:44.190 --> 00:20:45.270
  • SERMON IN OUR HEAD AND WE TRY
  • 00:20:45.270 --> 00:20:46.280
  • TO FIND SCRIPTURE TO
  • 00:20:46.280 --> 00:20:47.210
  • FILL OUR SERMONS.
  • 00:20:47.210 --> 00:20:50.170
  • AND EVERY BUSINESS OWNER SAYS:
  • 00:20:50.170 --> 00:20:51.080
  • "WHAT DOES THE BIBLE
  • 00:20:51.080 --> 00:20:51.280
  • SAY ABOUT THIS?"
  • 00:20:51.280 --> 00:20:52.120
  • NO. WE SHOULD BE READING THIS
  • 00:20:52.120 --> 00:20:53.210
  • AND LET THIS SHAPE
  • 00:20:53.210 --> 00:20:54.280
  • OUR BUSINESSES.
  • 00:20:54.280 --> 00:20:56.260
  • WE SHOULD BE READING THIS:
  • 00:20:56.260 --> 00:20:57.200
  • "LET THIS SHAPE MY CHARACTER."
  • 00:20:57.200 --> 00:21:00.210
  • WE SHOULD BE READING THIS:
  • 00:21:00.210 --> 00:21:01.230
  • "LET THIS SHAPE HOW I
  • 00:21:01.230 --> 00:21:02.100
  • RAISE MY FAMILY."
  • 00:21:02.100 --> 00:21:02.270
  • NOT GO: "I WANT YOU TO
  • 00:21:02.270 --> 00:21:03.240
  • RAISE MY FAMILY.
  • 00:21:03.240 --> 00:21:05.060
  • I'M GONNA FIND SCRIPTURE THAT I
  • 00:21:05.060 --> 00:21:07.000
  • LIKE AND I'LL APPLY IT
  • 00:21:07.000 --> 00:21:09.050
  • HOWEVER I WANT."
  • 00:21:09.050 --> 00:21:09.260
  • NO.
  • 00:21:09.260 --> 00:21:11.020
  • THIS, RIGHT HERE, IF YOU LET
  • 00:21:11.020 --> 00:21:11.240
  • THIS CUT YOU DEEP...
  • 00:21:11.240 --> 00:21:12.220
  • IT'S A CHALLENGE.
  • 00:21:12.220 --> 00:21:13.280
  • BECAUSE WE'RE LIKE: "WELL, I
  • 00:21:13.280 --> 00:21:14.270
  • DON'T FEEL LIKE IT.
  • 00:21:14.270 --> 00:21:15.260
  • IT'S GOTTA BE AN INSIDE JOB."
  • 00:21:15.260 --> 00:21:17.070
  • TOTALLY.
  • 00:21:17.070 --> 00:21:17.210
  • BUT HOW MANY KNOW SOMETIMES YOU
  • 00:21:17.210 --> 00:21:19.160
  • NEED EXTERNAL MOTIVATORS?
  • 00:21:19.160 --> 00:21:21.110
  • YOU KNOW, BRIAN AND I, WHEN WE
  • 00:21:21.110 --> 00:21:23.140
  • WERE-- I FORGET HOW OLD WE
  • 00:21:23.140 --> 00:21:24.140
  • WERE, BUT WE HAD-- WHEN WE WERE
  • 00:21:24.140 --> 00:21:26.130
  • LITTLE, MOM AND DAD, THEY
  • 00:21:26.130 --> 00:21:29.070
  • PULLED US ASIDE AND THEY SAID:
  • 00:21:29.070 --> 00:21:30.040
  • "HEY, IF YOU GUYS WORSHIP IN
  • 00:21:30.040 --> 00:21:31.190
  • CHURCH ON SUNDAY MORNING, WE'LL
  • 00:21:31.190 --> 00:21:32.270
  • BUY YOU ICE CREAM.
  • 00:21:32.270 --> 00:21:33.120
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:21:33.120 --> 00:21:35.070
  • WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE ICE-CREAM
  • 00:21:35.070 --> 00:21:36.020
  • SHOP, AFTER CHURCH ON SUNDAY,
  • 00:21:36.020 --> 00:21:37.120
  • AND YOU CAN BUY ANY ICE CREAM
  • 00:21:37.120 --> 00:21:38.230
  • YOU WANT."
  • 00:21:38.230 --> 00:21:40.000
  • MAN, MOTIVATION WAS THERE TO
  • 00:21:40.000 --> 00:21:41.060
  • WORSHIP, EVERY SUNDAY.
  • 00:21:41.060 --> 00:21:42.120
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:21:42.120 --> 00:21:43.260
  • I MEAN, I-- I MEAN, MY HANDS
  • 00:21:43.260 --> 00:21:45.100
  • WERE-- I HAD ALL THE POSTURES.
  • 00:21:45.100 --> 00:21:46.180
  • I DIDN'T DO THIS, 'CAUSE THIS
  • 00:21:46.180 --> 00:21:47.210
  • DIDN'T FEEL REAL ENOUGH.
  • 00:21:47.210 --> 00:21:50.030
  • SO, I DID THE ARMS WIDE OPEN
  • 00:21:50.030 --> 00:21:50.250
  • AND THEN THE GOAL POST.
  • 00:21:50.250 --> 00:21:52.140
  • THOSE WERE THE TWO THAT I DID.
  • 00:21:52.140 --> 00:21:54.030
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:21:54.030 --> 00:21:54.190
  • AND, EVERY WEEK, OUR HANDS
  • 00:21:54.190 --> 00:21:55.110
  • WOULD RAISE.
  • 00:21:55.110 --> 00:21:56.110
  • AND I REMEMBER THE FIRST SUNDAY
  • 00:21:56.110 --> 00:21:57.120
  • WE WORSHIPED, AND, AFTER
  • 00:21:57.120 --> 00:21:58.260
  • CHURCH, WE DROVE TO
  • 00:21:58.260 --> 00:21:59.130
  • TOPS MARKET.
  • 00:22:00.040 --> 00:22:03.040
  • THEY HAD AN ICE-CREAM SECTION
  • 00:22:03.040 --> 00:22:03.250
  • IN THERE.
  • 00:22:03.250 --> 00:22:04.090
  • AND WE WENT IN AND I GOT A
  • 00:22:04.090 --> 00:22:05.250
  • WAFFLE CONE WITH SO MUCH ICE
  • 00:22:05.250 --> 00:22:07.010
  • CREAM IN IT.
  • 00:22:07.010 --> 00:22:07.190
  • I THOUGHT: THIS IS EASY.
  • 00:22:07.190 --> 00:22:09.070
  • I'M GONNA WORSHIP, EVERY WEEK,
  • 00:22:09.070 --> 00:22:10.050
  • FOR THIS.
  • 00:22:10.050 --> 00:22:11.090
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:22:11.090 --> 00:22:12.060
  • REMEMBER THIS, BRIAN?
  • 00:22:12.060 --> 00:22:13.120
  • IT WAS THE BEST THING
  • 00:22:13.120 --> 00:22:14.050
  • IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:22:14.050 --> 00:22:14.220
  • IT WAS LIKE: YEAH, YOU CAN
  • 00:22:14.220 --> 00:22:15.110
  • MOTIVATE ME WITH EXTERNAL.
  • 00:22:15.110 --> 00:22:16.280
  • YOU MIGHT COMPLAIN, SAY,
  • 00:22:16.280 --> 00:22:17.250
  • "THAT'S NOT AN INSIDE JOB."
  • 00:22:17.250 --> 00:22:18.150
  • THAT'S ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:22:18.150 --> 00:22:19.010
  • BUT, SOMETIMES, WE NEED THE LAW
  • 00:22:19.010 --> 00:22:20.000
  • TO MOTIVATE US.
  • 00:22:20.000 --> 00:22:20.270
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:22:20.270 --> 00:22:23.050
  • PAUL EVEN SAYS IN THE BIBLE,
  • 00:22:23.050 --> 00:22:24.180
  • SAID: LISTEN, IF YOU CAN'T WALK
  • 00:22:24.180 --> 00:22:26.180
  • DOWN THE ROAD OF GRACE, THEN,
  • 00:22:26.180 --> 00:22:27.150
  • AT LEAST, OBEY THE LAW.
  • 00:22:27.150 --> 00:22:28.060
  • LIKE: AT LEAST, DON'T MURDER,
  • 00:22:28.060 --> 00:22:29.120
  • DON'T STEAL, DON'T
  • 00:22:29.120 --> 00:22:30.190
  • COMMIT ADULTERY.
  • 00:22:30.190 --> 00:22:31.050
  • AT LEAST, DO THAT.
  • 00:22:31.050 --> 00:22:32.210
  • SO, SOMETIMES, YOU NEED AN
  • 00:22:32.210 --> 00:22:33.260
  • EXTERNAL MOTIVATOR.
  • 00:22:33.260 --> 00:22:34.280
  • SOMETIMES, YOU JUST NEED A
  • 00:22:34.280 --> 00:22:36.080
  • BIBLE AND SAY: "LISTEN, I NEED
  • 00:22:36.080 --> 00:22:37.180
  • TO CUT YOU OPEN, RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:22:37.180 --> 00:22:39.040
  • 'CAUSE THAT AREA OF YOUR LIFE
  • 00:22:39.040 --> 00:22:40.060
  • IS NOT MY CULTURE."
  • 00:22:40.060 --> 00:22:40.240
  • AND I REMEMBER ONE SUNDAY-- YOU
  • 00:22:40.240 --> 00:22:43.050
  • KNOW, PEOPLE-- MY MOM TOLD US,
  • 00:22:43.050 --> 00:22:45.200
  • LATER, PEOPLE WOULD SAY, "YOU
  • 00:22:45.200 --> 00:22:46.270
  • SHOULDN'T BE BRIBING
  • 00:22:46.270 --> 00:22:48.030
  • YOUR KIDS."
  • 00:22:48.030 --> 00:22:48.190
  • LIKE, "YOU SHOULDN'T BE PAYING
  • 00:22:48.190 --> 00:22:49.250
  • YOUR KIDS TO DO THAT."
  • 00:22:49.250 --> 00:22:50.180
  • AND HER RESPONSE IS: "LOOK AT
  • 00:22:50.180 --> 00:22:51.200
  • MY KIDS, HOW THEY TURNED OUT."
  • 00:22:51.200 --> 00:22:52.180
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:22:52.180 --> 00:22:54.230
  • LIKE: OOH...
  • 00:22:54.230 --> 00:22:56.230
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:22:56.230 --> 00:22:57.250
  • THAT'S MY MOM.
  • 00:22:57.250 --> 00:22:58.120
  • MY MOM IS VERY SASSY AND
  • 00:22:58.120 --> 00:22:59.070
  • FEISTY, IN CASE YOU DID NOT
  • 00:22:59.070 --> 00:23:00.180
  • KNOW THAT.
  • 00:23:00.180 --> 00:23:01.040
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:23:01.040 --> 00:23:03.110
  • BUT I REMEMBER ONE SUNDAY-- I
  • 00:23:03.110 --> 00:23:04.250
  • REMEMBER-- AGAIN, I'M DOING IT
  • 00:23:04.250 --> 00:23:06.050
  • FOR ICE CREAM.
  • 00:23:06.050 --> 00:23:07.030
  • AND, ONE SUNDAY, I LOOKED OVER
  • 00:23:07.030 --> 00:23:09.210
  • -- AND I'M SHORTER, SO MY MOM'S
  • 00:23:09.210 --> 00:23:10.250
  • TALLER THAN ME -- I LOOKED UP
  • 00:23:10.250 --> 00:23:12.050
  • AT HER AND I NOTICED SHE PUT
  • 00:23:12.050 --> 00:23:13.110
  • HER HANDS UP AND CLOSED HER
  • 00:23:13.110 --> 00:23:15.060
  • EYES AND JUST BEGAN TO SING.
  • 00:23:15.060 --> 00:23:16.110
  • I'M LIKE: I GUESS THAT'S
  • 00:23:16.110 --> 00:23:16.290
  • WHAT WE DO.
  • 00:23:16.290 --> 00:23:17.150
  • SO, I PUT MY HANDS UP -- 'CAUSE
  • 00:23:17.150 --> 00:23:18.160
  • I'M THINKIN' ICE CREAM.
  • 00:23:18.160 --> 00:23:19.130
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:23:19.130 --> 00:23:20.180
  • AND I PUT MY HANDS UP AND I
  • 00:23:20.180 --> 00:23:21.080
  • JUST BEGAN TO SING.
  • 00:23:21.080 --> 00:23:22.040
  • AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED,
  • 00:23:22.040 --> 00:23:23.040
  • BUT I WENT SOMEWHERE.
  • 00:23:23.040 --> 00:23:24.200
  • I FOUND MYSELF NOT WORSHIPING
  • 00:23:24.200 --> 00:23:26.280
  • FOR ICE CREAM.
  • 00:23:26.280 --> 00:23:27.280
  • I FOUND MYSELF ACTUALLY TRULY
  • 00:23:27.280 --> 00:23:29.130
  • WORSHIPING HIM IN SPIRIT
  • 00:23:29.130 --> 00:23:30.230
  • AND IN TRUTH.
  • 00:23:30.230 --> 00:23:33.060
  • IT WAS THE FIRST EXPERIENCE OF
  • 00:23:33.060 --> 00:23:33.270
  • ACTUALLY GOING: OH! THAT'S WHAT
  • 00:23:33.270 --> 00:23:35.280
  • THIS IS ABOUT.
  • 00:23:35.280 --> 00:23:36.120
  • WHAT DID IT TAKE?
  • 00:23:36.120 --> 00:23:38.090
  • IT TOOK SOMETHING TO MOTIVATE
  • 00:23:38.090 --> 00:23:39.190
  • ME FOR IT TO BECOME A CULTURE.
  • 00:23:39.190 --> 00:23:41.090
  • SO, I WANNA CHALLENGE YOU: NOT
  • 00:23:41.090 --> 00:23:43.160
  • EVERYTHING ORIGINATES INSIDE.
  • 00:23:43.160 --> 00:23:45.170
  • SOMETIMES YOU NEED SOMEONE TO
  • 00:23:45.170 --> 00:23:48.110
  • CORRECT YOU, OR YOU NEED A
  • 00:23:48.110 --> 00:23:50.210
  • BIBLE TO SAY: HEY!
  • 00:23:50.210 --> 00:23:51.070
  • OR YOU NEED SOMEONE TO SAY,
  • 00:23:51.070 --> 00:23:51.280
  • "HEY, YOU WANT SOME ICE CREAM
  • 00:23:51.280 --> 00:23:52.220
  • TO LEARN THIS ONE?"
  • 00:23:52.220 --> 00:23:53.080
  • ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:23:53.080 --> 00:23:54.070
  • WHATEVER IT TAKES.
  • 00:23:54.070 --> 00:23:55.080
  • SO, MY CHALLENGE TO YOU -- AS
  • 00:23:59.270 --> 00:24:01.070
  • WE CONCLUDE, TODAY -- MY
  • 00:24:01.070 --> 00:24:02.190
  • CHALLENGE TO YOU IS: WHAT'S THE
  • 00:24:02.190 --> 00:24:03.210
  • CULTURE IN YOU?
  • 00:24:03.210 --> 00:24:04.280
  • WHAT KIND OF CULTURE
  • 00:24:04.280 --> 00:24:05.290
  • DO YOU HAVE?
  • 00:24:05.290 --> 00:24:06.290
  • IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF
  • 00:24:06.290 --> 00:24:07.240
  • CULTURE'S IN YOU, THEN SIGN UP
  • 00:24:07.240 --> 00:24:09.060
  • FOR SOMETHING THAT'S BIGGER
  • 00:24:09.060 --> 00:24:10.130
  • THAN YOU AND YOU'LL FIND OUT
  • 00:24:10.130 --> 00:24:11.120
  • REALLY QUICKLY WHAT
  • 00:24:11.120 --> 00:24:12.140
  • CULTURE COMES OUT.
  • 00:24:12.140 --> 00:24:14.090
  • IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF IF YOU
  • 00:24:14.090 --> 00:24:15.120
  • HAVE A CULTURE; IT'S WHAT KIND
  • 00:24:15.120 --> 00:24:17.250
  • OF CULTURE YOU HAVE WITHIN YOU.
  • 00:24:17.250 --> 00:24:19.170
  • WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN ANXIETY--
  • 00:24:19.170 --> 00:24:20.230
  • ARE YOU ABLE TO SLEEP THROUGH
  • 00:24:20.230 --> 00:24:22.050
  • THE STRESSFUL, ANXIETY TIME?
  • 00:24:22.050 --> 00:24:23.270
  • ARE YOU ABLE TO GO TO BED EVERY
  • 00:24:23.270 --> 00:24:26.080
  • NIGHT JUST TRUSTING THE LORD
  • 00:24:26.080 --> 00:24:26.280
  • AND SLEEP THROUGH THAT STORM?
  • 00:24:26.280 --> 00:24:27.190
  • THAT'S AN AREA I'M WORKING ON.
  • 00:24:27.190 --> 00:24:29.190
  • WHEN SOMETHING IS JUST
  • 00:24:29.190 --> 00:24:30.170
  • CONSUMING MY MIND AND IT'S
  • 00:24:30.170 --> 00:24:31.170
  • CAUSING STRESS AND ANXIETY, I
  • 00:24:31.170 --> 00:24:33.020
  • WANNA BE ABLE TO GO TO BED
  • 00:24:33.020 --> 00:24:34.260
  • EVERY NIGHT AND JUST GO...
  • 00:24:34.260 --> 00:24:35.220
  • [POPS TONGUE]
  • 00:24:35.220 --> 00:24:36.080
  • WHY?
  • 00:24:38.040 --> 00:24:38.170
  • 'CAUSE MY TRUST IS IN HIM.
  • 00:24:38.170 --> 00:24:39.070
  • SO, WHERE IS THAT AREA WHERE
  • 00:24:39.070 --> 00:24:40.220
  • YOU'RE TURNING THE BALL OVER
  • 00:24:40.220 --> 00:24:41.130
  • TOO MUCH?
  • 00:24:41.130 --> 00:24:42.080
  • AND YOU'RE LIKE:
  • 00:24:42.080 --> 00:24:42.220
  • "YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:24:42.220 --> 00:24:43.110
  • I KNOW I SCORED A LOT OF
  • 00:24:43.110 --> 00:24:44.070
  • POINTS, A LOT OF STEALS, A LOT
  • 00:24:44.070 --> 00:24:45.060
  • OF ASSISTS, BUT, I'M STILL
  • 00:24:45.060 --> 00:24:46.180
  • TURNING OVER THE BALL
  • 00:24:46.180 --> 00:24:47.180
  • TOO MUCH."
  • 00:24:47.180 --> 00:24:47.290
  • WHAT AREA IS THAT?
  • 00:24:47.290 --> 00:24:48.280
  • THIS ISN'T TO GET INWARD AND
  • 00:24:48.280 --> 00:24:50.030
  • NAVEL-GAZE AND ALL "OH, MAN,
  • 00:24:50.030 --> 00:24:50.230
  • LOOK HOW SCREWED UP I AM."
  • 00:24:50.230 --> 00:24:51.280
  • NO, NO, NO.
  • 00:24:51.280 --> 00:24:52.260
  • IT'S FOR: "I WANNA GROW.
  • 00:24:52.260 --> 00:24:54.260
  • I WANNA GROW IN THAT AREA AND I
  • 00:24:54.260 --> 00:24:56.110
  • WANT THE CULTURE OF HEAVEN TO
  • 00:24:56.110 --> 00:24:57.160
  • BE IN THAT AREA OF MY LIFE."
  • 00:24:57.160 --> 00:24:59.290
  • 'CAUSE OUR DREAM AND OUR VISION
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  • HERE IS THAT EVERY PERSON IN
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  • THIS ROOM, EVERYONE THAT CALLS
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  • BETHEL THEIR HOME, CARRIES THE
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  • CULTURE WITHIN THEM EVERYWHERE
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  • THEY GO AND EVERY AREA OF
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  • THEIR LIFE.
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  • SO, WHY DON'T YOU STAND?
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: WHAT IF
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  • BREAKTHROUGHS AND MIRACLES
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  • COULD BE A NORMAL PART OF YOUR
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  • AS PASTOR BILL JOHNSON REVEALS
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  • IN THIS FIVE-MESSAGE CD
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  • SERIES ENTITLED "SUPERNATURAL
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  • BREAKTHROUGH", THEY CAN.
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  • - BILL: THE SUPERNATURAL POWER
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  • OF GOD CAN AND SHOULD BE A
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  • DAILY PART OF THE LIFE
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  • OF EVERY BELIEVER.
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  • YOU CAN LIVE A LIFESTYLE OF
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  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: RIGHT NOW,
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  • THIS SERIES IS YOURS IN THANKS
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  • FOR ANY GIFT OF SUPPORT FOR THE
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  • AND IF YOU'RE ABLE TO SHARE A
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  • GIFT OF $85 OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO
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  • SEND YOU "KEYS FOR WALKING IN
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  • THE SUPERNATURAL," SIX MESSAGES
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  • ON DVD TO HELP YOU LIVE A
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  • BILL JOHNSON'S BESTSELLING BOOK
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  • "WHEN HEAVEN INVADES EARTH."
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  • CALL OR GO ONLINE NOW TO SHARE
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  • A GIFT AND REQUEST THESE
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  • POWERFUL RESOURCES FROM PASTOR
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  • CALL: 800-339-1601.
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  • OR SHARE YOUR GIFT ONLINE WHEN
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - VOICE OF CHILD: WHEN I GROW
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  • UP, I WANNA BE JUST LIKE YOU,
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  • MAMA.
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  • - MOTHER: AWWW...
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  • SO, LET'S READ ABOUT HOW GOOD
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  • GOD IS.
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  • GOD IS SOOOO GOOD TO US.
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  • EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED, HE
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  • GIVES TO US.
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  • - LITTLE GIRL: READ ME THAT
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  • ONE, RIGHT NOW.
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  • - MOTHER: I'M READING ABOUT
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  • THE LITTLE CAT AND THE
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  • LITTLE BIRD...
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  • AND, SOMETIMES, THE SHADOWS
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  • SEEM DARK, BUT IS GOD
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  • STILL GOOD?
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  • - LITTLE GIRL: YEAH.
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  • - MOM: WHEN IS GOD GOOD?
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - BILL: THE GOSPEL OF JESUS
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  • CHRIST IS GOOD NEWS.
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  • IT'S THE FACT THAT JESUS
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  • ACTUALLY TOOK OUR PLACE IN
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  • PUNISHMENT FOR SIN SO THAT WE
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  • COULD STEP INTO HIS PLACE OF
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  • ETERNAL LIFE.
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  • AND I INVITE YOU, NOW, JUST TO
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  • TURN YOUR HEART TO THE LORD
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  • JESUS AND SAY: I RECEIVE YOU AS
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  • MY LORD AND SAVIOR.
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  • I TURN FROM EVERY PART OF MY
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  • LIFE THAT DOESN'T HONOR YOU AND
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  • I LIVE PURPOSEFULLY TO SERVE
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  • YOU, TO HONOR YOU, AND TO
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  • CELEBRATE WHO YOU ARE AS MY
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  • [MUSIC]
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