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Rich Wilkerson Jr. hosts Vous Conference 2017 with Carl Lentz.

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Praise | August 1, 2017

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  • - Rich Wilkerson Jr.: We're
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  • about to go in there and I'm
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  • telling you, the expectation is
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  • - Rich: Hey, I'm backstage
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  • right now at Vous Conference
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  • 2017 and expectation is high
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  • right now.
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  • I can't wait for you to see what
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  • God's doing.
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  • The place is packed with people,
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  • and people are expecting for God
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  • to do something great.
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  • Let's go in right now and see
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  • what God is up to at Vous
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  • [music]
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  • I was a flame
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  • burning out,
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  • drawing circles
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  • with my heart.
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  • Didn't know where to run
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  • when the light
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  • was turning dark.
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  • Found you there by my side,
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  • reaching for me
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  • when I lost control.
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  • - female: C'mon!
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  • Now I'm fighting to recall.
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  • Finding fear in the fog.
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  • And you're better
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  • than I know.
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  • You are all I want.
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  • Running straight
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  • to your love.
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  • Filling up my lungs,
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  • I need you more than air.
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  • I give you myself.
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  • Want you and nothing else.
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  • I need you more than air.
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  • Need you more than--
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  • [music]
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  • [music]
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  • [music]
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  • You were with me
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  • from the start.
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  • In a world spinning wild
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  • you will never fall apart.
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  • When I look to your love
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  • I find everything
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  • I need and more.
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  • Now I'm fighting to recall.
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  • Finding fear in the fog.
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  • And you're better
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  • than I know.
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  • - female: Hey, sing!
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  • You are all I want,
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  • running straight
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  • to your love.
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  • Filling up my lungs,
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  • I need you more than air.
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  • I give you myself.
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  • Want you and nothing else.
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  • I need you more than air.
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  • Need you more than air.
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  • - female: Lift your hands up.
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  • You've had a good time this
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  • weekend?
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  • C'mon.
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  • Did you want more Jesus?
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  • You are all I want,
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  • running straight
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  • to your love.
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  • Filling up my lungs,
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  • I need you more than air.
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  • I give you myself.
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  • Want you and nothing else.
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  • I need you more than air.
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  • Need you more than air.
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  • You are all I want,
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  • running straight
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  • to your love.
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  • Filling up my lungs,
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  • I need you more than air.
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  • I give you myself.
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  • Want you and nothing else.
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  • I need you more than air.
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  • Need you more than air.
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  • - female: C'mon, let's sing it
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  • again.
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  • [music]
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  • - female: Thank you so much for
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  • what you've done this weekend in
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  • - Carl Lentz: Do you have a
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  • Bible?
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  • Can I read something to you?
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  • Yes?
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  • No?
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  • I won't--I just--go to 1
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  • Corinthians chapter 13.
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  • Talking to a church that might
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  • be guilty of looking at the
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  • wrong things and being impressed
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  • with the wrong things and
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  • falling in love with the gifts
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  • rather than the giver.
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  • Falling in love with the stuff
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  • maybe the church can do but not
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  • remembering what church is
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  • about.
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  • So he feels the need to clarify
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  • to these people.
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  • It sounds a whole lot like New
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  • York City or Miami.
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  • Wants to make sure people don't
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  • forget what this life is all
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  • about.
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  • So he says something after 1
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  • Corinthians 13 which most of you
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  • know if you've ever been to a
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  • wedding which is a shame that
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  • it's become a wedding Scripture
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  • 'cause it's a life Scripture.
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  • In verse 8 he says this.
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  • Are you with me?
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  • You have your Bible?
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  • Wave if you have a Bible.
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  • Look at someone who doesn't and
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  • judge them with a Christian
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  • glare.
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  • Says: "Love never fails.
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  • But where there are prophecies,
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  • they will cease; where there are
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  • tongues, they will be still; and
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  • where there is knowledge, it
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  • will pass away."
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  • Paul is saying this because they
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  • loved their gifts and they loved
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  • their knowledge and they loved
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  • to prophesy.
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  • And he's saying, "Hey, that's
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  • cool but there's more to it than
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  • this."
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  • I love your big church building
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  • and I love your podcast and I
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  • love your albums and I love your
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  • merch, I love your stuff, but
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  • there's more to it.
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  • "For we know in part and we
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  • prophesy in part, but when
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  • completeness comes, what is in
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  • part disappears."
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  • And this is the part I want you
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  • to circle.
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  • "When I was a child, I talked
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  • like a child, I thought like a
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  • child, I reasoned like a child.
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  • And when I became a man, I put
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  • the childhood ways behind me.
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  • For now we see only a reflection
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  • as in a mirror; but then we
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  • shall see face to face.
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  • Now I know in part; but then I
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  • shall know fully, even as I am
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  • fully known."
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  • C'mon, somebody, it's worth a
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  • church clap.
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  • That's what you do after you
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  • read the Bible.
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  • Flip over real quick to 2 Peter.
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  • Peter feels the need so strongly
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  • to back this up because people
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  • were even complicating what Paul
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  • said so Peter writes this to
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  • say, "Hey, don't get it twisted,
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  • don't get involved in weird
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  • cults, don't get, you know, all
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  • this stuff that's simple, don't
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  • make it complicated."
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  • And he ends--this is verse 17,
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  • he says, "Therefore, Vous
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  • Conference," I added that,
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  • "since you have been forewarned,
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  • be on your guard so that you may
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  • not be carried away by the error
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  • of the lawless and fall from
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  • your secure position."
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  • Then he says this.
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  • And Judah preached this years
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  • ago.
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  • It changed my life, just this
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  • one verse.
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  • He said, "But grow in the grace
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  • and the knowledge of our Lord
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  • and Savior Jesus Christ.
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  • To him be the glory."
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  • He says, "Grow!"
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  • Really simple thought here and
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  • now.
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  • Write this down.
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  • I've called this message, "It is
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  • Time to Turn the Page."
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  • I don't know who you are.
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  • I don't know what page you are
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  • on right now but this whole
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  • Scripture portion leads me to
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  • believe that we should never be
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  • stuck on a page in our lives as
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  • a Christian.
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  • There is more to come.
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  • Our God is alive.
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  • We are Christians.
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  • We should own the market on
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  • being different.
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  • There should be a new song in
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  • your spirit.
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  • There should be some new faith
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  • in your blood.
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  • There should be some new fire in
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  • your eyes because we have the
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  • right more than anybody else in
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  • this world to wake up and
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  • realize I serve the living God.
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  • So if I don't like where I am,
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  • good news.
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  • I can't change my situation but
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  • I can change my spirit and I
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  • refuse to get stuck.
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  • I'm getting my eyes on Jesus and
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  • I'm gonna grow in this grace.
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  • I've got the same job but a new
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  • spirit.
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  • I've got an old perspective but
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  • I choose to look at my God in a
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  • new way.
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  • Guess what happens?
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  • You grow.
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  • Turn the page.
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  • Look at somebody and say, "Turn
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  • the page."
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  • Look back at them and say, "Quit
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  • looking at me."
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  • I just couldn't think of
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  • anything worse in life than
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  • looking back on my life and
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  • seeing no change.
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  • Same problems, same issues, same
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  • stories, same jokes, same stuff.
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  • I wanna be able to look back at
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  • my life and see the different
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  • chapters, see the different
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  • pages, and not even recognize my
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  • old faith.
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  • "I remember when I used to cry
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  • about that.
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  • I remember when I thought about
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  • dating that person."
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  • I will say it.
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  • I'm a Christian.
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  • I'm gonna keep on turning the
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  • pages of my life and this is not
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  • circumstantial change.
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  • What Judah was talking about
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  • last night, what Richie was
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  • saying this morning, is
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  • sometimes as a Christian your
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  • situation can be going one way
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  • but your spirit stays the other
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  • way.
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  • I'm going towards Jesus.
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  • I can change that.
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  • I wonder if you're in here right
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  • now and you need to turn the
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  • page.
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  • Has somebody lied to you?
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  • Has somebody told you that you
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  • are stuck on a page and you
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  • can't move from it?
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  • They were wrong.
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  • That's why you showed up today,
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  • so the Holy Spirit can remind
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  • you.
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  • I don't care how much you know,
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  • there's more to know.
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  • I don't care how many tears
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  • you've shed, there's some joy in
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  • the mourning.
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  • I don't know how bad it's been
  • 00:09:36.020 --> 00:09:37.050
  • at your church but there is a
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  • new day.
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  • We serve the living God.
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  • Turn the page!
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  • If you're stuck in here, it's
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  • your own fault.
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  • I don't know--
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  • But some people act like
  • 00:09:50.180 --> 00:09:51.180
  • they're stuck and, like, Jesus
  • 00:09:51.180 --> 00:09:52.270
  • is stuck, he stopped.
  • 00:09:52.270 --> 00:09:55.100
  • Never once did Jesus say, "Come,
  • 00:09:55.100 --> 00:09:56.110
  • follow me.
  • 00:09:56.110 --> 00:09:57.040
  • We're gonna stay here."
  • 00:09:57.260 --> 00:10:00.260
  • He also never turned anybody
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  • away that wanted to grow.
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  • "Come to me, all that have it
  • 00:10:04.170 --> 00:10:05.280
  • together and who tithe and who
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  • give and I'm gonna give you
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  • rest.
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  • Come, take a walk with me if--"
  • 00:10:09.270 --> 00:10:11.050
  • He just said, "Come, anybody.
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  • The broken, the destitute, the
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  • rich, the famous, the faceless.
  • 00:10:14.070 --> 00:10:16.230
  • Anybody wanna grow?
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  • C'mon, this way.
  • 00:10:17.280 --> 00:10:18.210
  • You might not like all of it but
  • 00:10:18.210 --> 00:10:19.220
  • we're gonna walk together."
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  • This is the God that we serve.
  • 00:10:21.000 --> 00:10:22.070
  • Somebody in here is gonna leave
  • 00:10:22.070 --> 00:10:23.210
  • this meeting now and go--not
  • 00:10:23.210 --> 00:10:25.100
  • right now but later.
  • 00:10:25.100 --> 00:10:26.080
  • They're gonna leave this meeting
  • 00:10:26.080 --> 00:10:27.230
  • in a couple of moments and just
  • 00:10:27.230 --> 00:10:29.020
  • say, "Lord, I'm gonna turn the
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  • page."
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  • Anybody already with me right
  • 00:10:31.270 --> 00:10:33.220
  • now?
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  • Can you imagine reading a book
  • 00:10:35.040 --> 00:10:36.140
  • and getting halfway through,
  • 00:10:36.140 --> 00:10:38.220
  • stopping on that page and then
  • 00:10:38.220 --> 00:10:40.130
  • starting to talk about how much
  • 00:10:40.130 --> 00:10:41.140
  • you know about the page?
  • 00:10:41.140 --> 00:10:43.050
  • What would you tell somebody?
  • 00:10:43.050 --> 00:10:44.220
  • Go ahead and keep turning the
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  • page.
  • 00:10:45.160 --> 00:10:46.090
  • We have a lot of Christians that
  • 00:10:46.090 --> 00:10:47.020
  • are just on one page.
  • 00:10:47.020 --> 00:10:47.290
  • Apparently, it's in Leviticus.
  • 00:10:52.060 --> 00:10:55.060
  • But I've--try and stop.
  • 00:10:55.060 --> 00:10:57.070
  • But I've been that Christian
  • 00:10:57.070 --> 00:10:57.280
  • where I've just stopped on one
  • 00:10:57.280 --> 00:10:59.020
  • page of my life and forget that
  • 00:10:59.020 --> 00:11:00.270
  • I serve the God that turns the
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  • pages for me.
  • 00:11:02.070 --> 00:11:04.050
  • You get saved one time but the
  • 00:11:04.050 --> 00:11:06.190
  • Holy Spirit is gonna sanctify
  • 00:11:06.190 --> 00:11:08.110
  • you every single day of your
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  • life.
  • 00:11:12.170 --> 00:11:15.170
  • Somebody say, "I'm gonna turn
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  • the page."
  • 00:11:16.130 --> 00:11:17.260
  • Maybe this will help.
  • 00:11:17.260 --> 00:11:18.190
  • I'm the only guy who's using
  • 00:11:18.190 --> 00:11:19.170
  • notes.
  • 00:11:19.170 --> 00:11:20.280
  • Everybody else is so gifted,
  • 00:11:20.280 --> 00:11:22.080
  • they know everything without
  • 00:11:22.080 --> 00:11:23.040
  • looking at their notes.
  • 00:11:23.040 --> 00:11:23.270
  • I'm not that guy so I've put
  • 00:11:23.270 --> 00:11:24.260
  • notes up.
  • 00:11:24.260 --> 00:11:27.020
  • So humor me by writing it down.
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  • If you don't, I don't care but
  • 00:11:28.220 --> 00:11:29.270
  • God will judge you.
  • 00:11:30.030 --> 00:11:33.030
  • If you're really serious about
  • 00:11:33.030 --> 00:11:35.230
  • changing your world--who in here
  • 00:11:35.230 --> 00:11:37.060
  • is serious about that?
  • 00:11:37.060 --> 00:11:38.210
  • Even if you're an atheist, just
  • 00:11:38.210 --> 00:11:39.220
  • play along for the sake of
  • 00:11:39.220 --> 00:11:40.160
  • participation.
  • 00:11:40.160 --> 00:11:43.020
  • My prayer is that you will be
  • 00:11:43.020 --> 00:11:44.150
  • consumed with Jesus changing
  • 00:11:44.190 --> 00:11:47.190
  • your life, yours.
  • 00:11:48.250 --> 00:11:51.250
  • So it's one thing to say, "Yep,
  • 00:11:51.250 --> 00:11:52.270
  • I wanna change the world."
  • 00:11:52.270 --> 00:11:53.250
  • That's a great thing.
  • 00:11:53.250 --> 00:11:54.180
  • That's a cool thing to say.
  • 00:11:54.180 --> 00:11:56.010
  • But if that's true, you're a
  • 00:11:56.010 --> 00:11:56.280
  • follower of the risen God who
  • 00:11:56.280 --> 00:11:58.240
  • saved your life, I pray you are
  • 00:11:58.240 --> 00:12:00.180
  • more consumed with what you see
  • 00:12:00.180 --> 00:12:03.090
  • in the mirror every day and the
  • 00:12:03.090 --> 00:12:04.240
  • Holy Spirit eradicating sin and
  • 00:12:04.240 --> 00:12:07.100
  • pride and hate.
  • 00:12:07.100 --> 00:12:09.010
  • I pray you're more consumed with
  • 00:12:09.010 --> 00:12:10.070
  • you than you are with they and
  • 00:12:10.070 --> 00:12:12.190
  • them.
  • 00:12:12.190 --> 00:12:13.090
  • You know what this means in the
  • 00:12:13.090 --> 00:12:14.060
  • Christian kingdom?
  • 00:12:14.060 --> 00:12:14.290
  • It means less fingers, more
  • 00:12:14.290 --> 00:12:17.090
  • thumbs.
  • 00:12:17.210 --> 00:12:20.210
  • Oh, we love that in church, to
  • 00:12:20.210 --> 00:12:22.000
  • be able to point at the world.
  • 00:12:22.000 --> 00:12:23.030
  • "Look at the famous person."
  • 00:12:23.030 --> 00:12:25.170
  • "Look at that church over
  • 00:12:25.170 --> 00:12:26.150
  • there."
  • 00:12:26.150 --> 00:12:27.020
  • Why?
  • 00:12:27.020 --> 00:12:27.260
  • It's easier to point at somebody
  • 00:12:27.260 --> 00:12:28.180
  • else's pages than to look at
  • 00:12:28.180 --> 00:12:29.270
  • your own and see where you're
  • 00:12:29.270 --> 00:12:31.100
  • not getting it right.
  • 00:12:31.100 --> 00:12:32.130
  • Can you imagine if we all left
  • 00:12:32.130 --> 00:12:34.220
  • Vous Conference and dedicated
  • 00:12:34.220 --> 00:12:36.030
  • ourselves again to saying, "God,
  • 00:12:36.030 --> 00:12:38.090
  • change me first.
  • 00:12:38.090 --> 00:12:39.290
  • Do something in my life."
  • 00:12:39.290 --> 00:12:41.020
  • Can you imagine showing up to
  • 00:12:41.020 --> 00:12:42.060
  • work on Monday and you just look
  • 00:12:42.060 --> 00:12:43.260
  • so different, people are, like,
  • 00:12:43.260 --> 00:12:45.050
  • "Where did you go?
  • 00:12:45.050 --> 00:12:45.270
  • You're, like--"
  • 00:12:46.050 --> 00:12:49.050
  • All that happened was God did
  • 00:12:49.050 --> 00:12:50.060
  • something in your spirit.
  • 00:12:50.060 --> 00:12:52.040
  • Maybe it starts with this.
  • 00:12:52.040 --> 00:12:53.020
  • Maybe--can you write this down?
  • 00:12:53.020 --> 00:12:54.030
  • Maybe we need to begin to change
  • 00:12:54.030 --> 00:12:55.090
  • the way we--forget about the
  • 00:12:55.090 --> 00:12:56.270
  • unbeliever--we look at Jesus.
  • 00:12:57.270 --> 00:13:00.290
  • Maybe we need to go from a
  • 00:13:00.290 --> 00:13:02.260
  • visitation relationship to a
  • 00:13:02.260 --> 00:13:04.270
  • revelation relationship.
  • 00:13:04.270 --> 00:13:06.280
  • You can write that down, that's
  • 00:13:06.280 --> 00:13:07.280
  • a cool thing to tweet.
  • 00:13:07.280 --> 00:13:09.050
  • Because I don't know if we see
  • 00:13:09.050 --> 00:13:10.040
  • Jesus the right way.
  • 00:13:10.040 --> 00:13:11.130
  • I can tell because in worship
  • 00:13:11.130 --> 00:13:12.160
  • some people were still standing.
  • 00:13:12.160 --> 00:13:15.120
  • If you see Jesus for who he is,
  • 00:13:15.120 --> 00:13:16.250
  • you don't miss a moment, you
  • 00:13:16.250 --> 00:13:18.110
  • don't waste a song, because you
  • 00:13:18.110 --> 00:13:20.070
  • understand.
  • 00:13:20.070 --> 00:13:21.010
  • Some people still have the
  • 00:13:21.010 --> 00:13:21.210
  • visitation thing with Jesus
  • 00:13:21.210 --> 00:13:23.000
  • going on: "I have to go to
  • 00:13:23.000 --> 00:13:24.050
  • church.
  • 00:13:24.050 --> 00:13:25.070
  • I have to go to my prayer
  • 00:13:25.070 --> 00:13:26.030
  • closet."
  • 00:13:26.030 --> 00:13:26.260
  • As if Jesus visits you and you
  • 00:13:26.260 --> 00:13:28.220
  • visit him.
  • 00:13:28.220 --> 00:13:29.180
  • Jesus doesn't visit my life.
  • 00:13:29.180 --> 00:13:31.050
  • He has ownership and residency
  • 00:13:31.050 --> 00:13:33.170
  • of my heart and soul.
  • 00:13:33.170 --> 00:13:34.240
  • He doesn't leave.
  • 00:13:34.240 --> 00:13:35.270
  • He doesn't go anywhere.
  • 00:13:35.270 --> 00:13:37.000
  • He is with me all the time.
  • 00:13:37.000 --> 00:13:38.190
  • And if we can turn the page and
  • 00:13:38.190 --> 00:13:39.260
  • realize, this is not some
  • 00:13:39.260 --> 00:13:41.030
  • old-school religion where you've
  • 00:13:41.030 --> 00:13:42.240
  • gotta go to church to understand
  • 00:13:42.240 --> 00:13:44.130
  • God, when you can actually wake
  • 00:13:44.130 --> 00:13:46.000
  • up in the morning and say, "Hey,
  • 00:13:46.000 --> 00:13:47.090
  • Lord, here I am."
  • 00:13:47.090 --> 00:13:48.170
  • If you see Jesus like he is
  • 00:13:48.170 --> 00:13:50.080
  • present all the time, guess
  • 00:13:50.080 --> 00:13:51.200
  • what?
  • 00:13:51.200 --> 00:13:52.150
  • He is!
  • 00:13:52.210 --> 00:13:55.210
  • "I gotta call my pastor."
  • 00:13:55.210 --> 00:13:56.240
  • No, you don't.
  • 00:13:58.230 --> 00:14:01.250
  • "I gotta go confess to my
  • 00:14:01.250 --> 00:14:02.210
  • priest."
  • 00:14:02.210 --> 00:14:03.130
  • Why?
  • 00:14:03.130 --> 00:14:04.080
  • You have a priest.
  • 00:14:04.080 --> 00:14:05.010
  • His name is Jesus.
  • 00:14:05.010 --> 00:14:06.060
  • You have every right to wake up
  • 00:14:06.060 --> 00:14:08.100
  • and say, "Lord, I'm gonna get my
  • 00:14:08.100 --> 00:14:09.170
  • own life right."
  • 00:14:09.170 --> 00:14:10.150
  • How do you see Jesus?
  • 00:14:10.150 --> 00:14:12.180
  • You know that he's with you day
  • 00:14:12.180 --> 00:14:14.000
  • in and day out?
  • 00:14:14.000 --> 00:14:15.080
  • He's with you when you're good,
  • 00:14:15.080 --> 00:14:16.080
  • he's with you when you're bad.
  • 00:14:16.080 --> 00:14:17.150
  • He's with you when you're
  • 00:14:17.150 --> 00:14:18.100
  • faithful.
  • 00:14:18.100 --> 00:14:19.100
  • He's with you when you're
  • 00:14:19.100 --> 00:14:20.100
  • faithless.
  • 00:14:20.100 --> 00:14:21.060
  • This is our God.
  • 00:14:21.060 --> 00:14:22.190
  • He's with you in the hospital
  • 00:14:22.190 --> 00:14:23.230
  • bed and he's with you when you
  • 00:14:23.230 --> 00:14:25.030
  • get healthy.
  • 00:14:25.030 --> 00:14:26.010
  • He's with you on Sunday in
  • 00:14:26.010 --> 00:14:27.010
  • church.
  • 00:14:27.010 --> 00:14:28.000
  • Please believe he's with you
  • 00:14:28.000 --> 00:14:28.280
  • Some people feel like that I'm
  • 00:14:36.100 --> 00:14:37.080
  • backsliding.
  • 00:14:37.080 --> 00:14:38.030
  • Hey, you are but God didn't.
  • 00:14:38.030 --> 00:14:41.010
  • "I turned away from God."
  • 00:14:41.010 --> 00:14:42.030
  • He didn't turn away from you.
  • 00:14:42.030 --> 00:14:44.040
  • So if you actually start seeing
  • 00:14:44.040 --> 00:14:45.100
  • Jesus for who he is, it's
  • 00:14:45.100 --> 00:14:46.290
  • amazing what happens.
  • 00:14:46.290 --> 00:14:48.060
  • I wonder, I could probably tell
  • 00:14:48.060 --> 00:14:49.090
  • if I got you up here to pray,
  • 00:14:49.090 --> 00:14:50.170
  • how you see Jesus.
  • 00:14:50.170 --> 00:14:52.250
  • It's amazing how you can be with
  • 00:14:52.250 --> 00:14:53.210
  • someone who's the life of the
  • 00:14:53.210 --> 00:14:54.180
  • party.
  • 00:14:54.180 --> 00:14:55.280
  • I don't know what party this is
  • 00:14:55.280 --> 00:14:56.220
  • but I like it.
  • 00:14:56.220 --> 00:14:59.040
  • Life of the party, and then you
  • 00:14:59.040 --> 00:15:00.090
  • say, "Hey, why don't you pray?"
  • 00:15:00.090 --> 00:15:01.210
  • And their face drops and they
  • 00:15:01.210 --> 00:15:03.270
  • start to pray.
  • 00:15:03.270 --> 00:15:05.010
  • Had one of my friends pray the
  • 00:15:05.010 --> 00:15:06.000
  • other day just for dinner.
  • 00:15:06.000 --> 00:15:07.250
  • I'm like, "You go ahead and
  • 00:15:07.250 --> 00:15:08.170
  • pray."
  • 00:15:08.170 --> 00:15:09.100
  • He's, like, "Me?"
  • 00:15:09.100 --> 00:15:10.060
  • I'm, like, "Yeah."
  • 00:15:10.060 --> 00:15:11.090
  • And he's, like, "Oh, holy
  • 00:15:11.090 --> 00:15:12.130
  • Father, creator of the seven
  • 00:15:12.130 --> 00:15:13.140
  • seas and of the earth and the--"
  • 00:15:13.140 --> 00:15:14.170
  • I'm, like, "Who are you praying
  • 00:15:14.170 --> 00:15:15.120
  • to?"
  • 00:15:15.140 --> 00:15:18.140
  • Apparently, he doesn't talk to
  • 00:15:18.140 --> 00:15:19.170
  • whoever he's praying to a lot
  • 00:15:19.250 --> 00:15:22.250
  • because if you see Jesus for who
  • 00:15:22.250 --> 00:15:24.020
  • he is, you don't have time for
  • 00:15:24.020 --> 00:15:25.100
  • the fancy prayers.
  • 00:15:25.100 --> 00:15:26.170
  • You can't go find your book and
  • 00:15:26.170 --> 00:15:27.200
  • your rosary beads and all your
  • 00:15:27.200 --> 00:15:29.000
  • stuff.
  • 00:15:29.000 --> 00:15:29.230
  • You know he's there so you say,
  • 00:15:29.230 --> 00:15:31.140
  • "Hey, Lord, it's me.
  • 00:15:31.140 --> 00:15:32.270
  • Help me.
  • 00:15:32.270 --> 00:15:33.170
  • Change me.
  • 00:15:33.170 --> 00:15:34.140
  • Help!
  • 00:15:34.140 --> 00:15:36.110
  • Help!"
  • 00:15:36.110 --> 00:15:37.090
  • This is what happens.
  • 00:15:37.090 --> 00:15:38.050
  • Leave here, leave this
  • 00:15:38.050 --> 00:15:38.280
  • conference.
  • 00:15:38.280 --> 00:15:40.220
  • Leave this conference and make
  • 00:15:40.220 --> 00:15:41.240
  • people think you're crazy.
  • 00:15:41.240 --> 00:15:43.060
  • Don't forget, the world looks
  • 00:15:43.060 --> 00:15:44.000
  • crazy too.
  • 00:15:44.000 --> 00:15:46.150
  • We need Christians praying more,
  • 00:15:46.150 --> 00:15:49.010
  • talking to God more where it
  • 00:15:49.010 --> 00:15:50.070
  • doesn't matter how beautiful
  • 00:15:50.070 --> 00:15:51.120
  • Rich's sermon was.
  • 00:15:51.120 --> 00:15:53.130
  • You came in full of faith
  • 00:15:53.130 --> 00:15:54.160
  • because you've been talking to
  • 00:15:54.160 --> 00:15:55.140
  • God Almighty.
  • 00:15:55.140 --> 00:15:56.150
  • It's not on Rich to grow your
  • 00:15:56.150 --> 00:15:57.170
  • life.
  • 00:15:57.170 --> 00:15:58.120
  • It's on you to grow your life.
  • 00:15:58.120 --> 00:16:00.050
  • It's on Jesus to say, "Who's
  • 00:16:00.050 --> 00:16:01.200
  • available?
  • 00:16:01.200 --> 00:16:02.220
  • Is there anybody that's
  • 00:16:02.220 --> 00:16:03.140
  • available in here for God to
  • 00:16:03.140 --> 00:16:04.250
  • actually change your life?"
  • 00:16:06.220 --> 00:16:09.220
  • One of my friends said, "How do
  • 00:16:09.220 --> 00:16:10.180
  • I pray?"
  • 00:16:10.180 --> 00:16:11.250
  • I'm gonna make this really
  • 00:16:11.250 --> 00:16:12.150
  • fancy.
  • 00:16:12.150 --> 00:16:13.270
  • There's this word, it goes like
  • 00:16:13.270 --> 00:16:15.050
  • this.
  • 00:16:15.050 --> 00:16:16.120
  • It's, "Help."
  • 00:16:16.120 --> 00:16:19.070
  • You know what help means in the
  • 00:16:19.070 --> 00:16:20.070
  • Greek, Rich?
  • 00:16:20.070 --> 00:16:21.120
  • Help.
  • 00:16:21.120 --> 00:16:24.020
  • You know what help means if you
  • 00:16:24.020 --> 00:16:25.090
  • have money?
  • 00:16:25.090 --> 00:16:26.020
  • Help.
  • 00:16:26.020 --> 00:16:27.020
  • You know what help means when
  • 00:16:27.020 --> 00:16:28.070
  • you have nothing?
  • 00:16:28.070 --> 00:16:29.070
  • Help.
  • 00:16:29.070 --> 00:16:30.280
  • I wanna change the way I see
  • 00:16:30.280 --> 00:16:31.290
  • Jesus when I leave here.
  • 00:16:31.290 --> 00:16:33.030
  • I sat there last night during
  • 00:16:33.030 --> 00:16:34.000
  • Judah's message.
  • 00:16:34.240 --> 00:16:37.240
  • I'm just looking at new
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  • mountains in my life and I'm
  • 00:16:38.170 --> 00:16:39.270
  • going, "I feel that Esau thing.
  • 00:16:39.270 --> 00:16:41.140
  • I feel that, where you just
  • 00:16:41.140 --> 00:16:42.140
  • wanna--man, I'm gonna turn the
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  • page and I'm gonna remember that
  • 00:16:43.150 --> 00:16:45.010
  • God has moved every single
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  • mountain that has ever been put
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  • in front of me.
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  • Why on earth would he take a
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  • break now?
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  • This is the God that we serve.
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  • Turn the page!"
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  • Can I give you three mindsets
  • 00:16:57.130 --> 00:17:00.110
  • that I believe go into this kind
  • 00:17:00.110 --> 00:17:01.150
  • of life?
  • 00:17:01.150 --> 00:17:02.290
  • 'Cause some people, they want a
  • 00:17:02.290 --> 00:17:03.210
  • list and they want stuff to do.
  • 00:17:03.210 --> 00:17:05.030
  • And that's all good but there's
  • 00:17:05.030 --> 00:17:06.210
  • stuff to think first.
  • 00:17:06.210 --> 00:17:08.220
  • Religion goes to the stuff to
  • 00:17:08.220 --> 00:17:09.270
  • do.
  • 00:17:09.270 --> 00:17:10.160
  • Jesus went to the soul because
  • 00:17:10.160 --> 00:17:11.250
  • if this isn't right and this
  • 00:17:11.250 --> 00:17:13.020
  • isn't right, what you do will
  • 00:17:13.020 --> 00:17:14.180
  • eventually be hollow anyway.
  • 00:17:14.180 --> 00:17:16.110
  • It's called religion.
  • 00:17:16.110 --> 00:17:17.070
  • So God wants to get here.
  • 00:17:17.070 --> 00:17:18.090
  • He wants to get here, which
  • 00:17:18.090 --> 00:17:20.000
  • creates a foothold here.
  • 00:17:20.000 --> 00:17:21.140
  • Now what you do is important but
  • 00:17:21.140 --> 00:17:23.170
  • if you wanna turn the page in
  • 00:17:23.170 --> 00:17:24.230
  • your life as a Christian,
  • 00:17:24.230 --> 00:17:26.090
  • there's some things we have to
  • 00:17:26.090 --> 00:17:27.010
  • think first and I've got 17 of
  • 00:17:27.010 --> 00:17:28.150
  • 'em.
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  • Ready?
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  • Just wanna share some thoughts.
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  • Heard a preacher say that the
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  • other day.
  • 00:17:35.080 --> 00:17:35.240
  • I'm, like, "I've never shared a
  • 00:17:35.240 --> 00:17:36.180
  • thought in my life."
  • 00:17:36.180 --> 00:17:37.170
  • I have thrown messages
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  • and--number one, just write it
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  • down.
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  • Y'all still with me?
  • 00:17:42.240 --> 00:17:45.100
  • Realize this.
  • 00:17:45.100 --> 00:17:46.080
  • Realize you can't always have
  • 00:17:46.080 --> 00:17:48.200
  • exactly what you want but you
  • 00:17:48.200 --> 00:17:51.140
  • need to grow anyway.
  • 00:17:51.240 --> 00:17:54.240
  • It's always silent immediately
  • 00:17:54.240 --> 00:17:57.040
  • upon delivery.
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  • People are full of faith.
  • 00:17:58.210 --> 00:17:59.170
  • They're, like, "What's he say?"
  • 00:17:59.170 --> 00:18:01.250
  • If you wanna keep turning the
  • 00:18:01.250 --> 00:18:02.210
  • page, realize you can't always
  • 00:18:02.210 --> 00:18:04.180
  • have exactly what you want.
  • 00:18:04.180 --> 00:18:06.170
  • There's a reason why Paul used
  • 00:18:06.170 --> 00:18:07.180
  • the image of a child.
  • 00:18:07.180 --> 00:18:09.090
  • He said, "I stopped reasoning
  • 00:18:09.090 --> 00:18:10.090
  • like a child," because that word
  • 00:18:10.090 --> 00:18:12.050
  • "reason," if you trace it all
  • 00:18:12.050 --> 00:18:13.150
  • the way back to what he really
  • 00:18:13.150 --> 00:18:14.140
  • meant, he meant to say,
  • 00:18:14.140 --> 00:18:15.200
  • "estimate."
  • 00:18:15.200 --> 00:18:16.140
  • "I've stopped estimating like a
  • 00:18:16.140 --> 00:18:18.100
  • child estimates."
  • 00:18:18.100 --> 00:18:19.230
  • How do children estimate?
  • 00:18:19.230 --> 00:18:21.150
  • Anybody have any kids?
  • 00:18:21.150 --> 00:18:23.090
  • Directly according to what they
  • 00:18:23.090 --> 00:18:24.170
  • want, they either grossly
  • 00:18:24.170 --> 00:18:26.000
  • exaggerate or under-value what
  • 00:18:26.000 --> 00:18:27.250
  • they want.
  • 00:18:27.250 --> 00:18:28.110
  • If I ask Roman, my son, today,
  • 00:18:28.110 --> 00:18:29.270
  • "Son, what do you need to
  • 00:18:29.270 --> 00:18:30.260
  • survive?"
  • 00:18:30.260 --> 00:18:31.270
  • He would say, "Cheetos and
  • 00:18:31.270 --> 00:18:32.240
  • Xbox."
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  • He's a child.
  • 00:18:34.270 --> 00:18:36.040
  • If he doesn't get what he
  • 00:18:36.040 --> 00:18:36.260
  • wants--if kids don't get what
  • 00:18:36.260 --> 00:18:38.030
  • they want, what do they do?
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  • You know how many giant children
  • 00:18:40.150 --> 00:18:41.240
  • we have in the kingdom of God
  • 00:18:41.240 --> 00:18:43.210
  • that are not getting what they
  • 00:18:43.210 --> 00:18:44.230
  • want from God, like he's the
  • 00:18:44.230 --> 00:18:46.160
  • great waiter in the sky and he
  • 00:18:46.160 --> 00:18:48.130
  • exists to give you what you
  • 00:18:48.130 --> 00:18:49.220
  • want?
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  • Listen, this is not an attack on
  • 00:18:50.120 --> 00:18:51.150
  • what you want.
  • 00:18:51.150 --> 00:18:52.110
  • It's not an attack on happiness.
  • 00:18:52.110 --> 00:18:54.030
  • Happiness is cool but God
  • 00:18:54.030 --> 00:18:55.210
  • doesn't owe you happy.
  • 00:18:55.210 --> 00:18:57.090
  • He said, "I will make you holy."
  • 00:18:57.090 --> 00:18:58.290
  • And there are gonna be times in
  • 00:18:58.290 --> 00:19:00.070
  • your life where happiness is
  • 00:19:00.070 --> 00:19:01.260
  • gonna rage against holiness and
  • 00:19:01.260 --> 00:19:03.190
  • you've gotta make the decision
  • 00:19:03.190 --> 00:19:04.280
  • to say, "I didn't get saved to
  • 00:19:04.280 --> 00:19:06.170
  • be happy.
  • 00:19:06.170 --> 00:19:07.200
  • I got saved so God could make me
  • 00:19:07.200 --> 00:19:09.070
  • holy."
  • 00:19:09.200 --> 00:19:12.200
  • Happiness is cool.
  • 00:19:12.200 --> 00:19:14.270
  • You can win a Grammy off that
  • 00:19:14.270 --> 00:19:15.270
  • song.
  • 00:19:15.270 --> 00:19:17.230
  • Happiness is awesome.
  • 00:19:17.230 --> 00:19:19.230
  • I wanna be happy too but I wanna
  • 00:19:19.230 --> 00:19:20.270
  • be holy more than I wanna be
  • 00:19:20.270 --> 00:19:22.290
  • happy.
  • 00:19:22.290 --> 00:19:24.270
  • And there are so many people who
  • 00:19:24.270 --> 00:19:25.210
  • will grow and they'll be turning
  • 00:19:25.210 --> 00:19:27.080
  • the pages in their life and then
  • 00:19:27.080 --> 00:19:28.200
  • all of a sudden, they got the
  • 00:19:28.200 --> 00:19:29.150
  • American bill of goods about
  • 00:19:29.150 --> 00:19:31.000
  • Jesus where he exists to serve
  • 00:19:31.000 --> 00:19:33.090
  • you.
  • 00:19:33.090 --> 00:19:35.070
  • And then all of a sudden they
  • 00:19:35.070 --> 00:19:36.030
  • don't get what they want,
  • 00:19:36.030 --> 00:19:36.280
  • they're, like, "Where's God now?
  • 00:19:36.280 --> 00:19:39.040
  • I've been tithing for 10
  • 00:19:39.040 --> 00:19:40.020
  • minutes.
  • 00:19:40.020 --> 00:19:41.270
  • Haven't seen my hundredfold
  • 00:19:41.270 --> 00:19:42.250
  • return."
  • 00:19:42.250 --> 00:19:43.210
  • Or somebody told you wrong.
  • 00:19:43.210 --> 00:19:46.100
  • Somebody said that God owed you
  • 00:19:46.100 --> 00:19:47.160
  • something, wow.
  • 00:19:48.010 --> 00:19:51.010
  • Here's the truth about what we
  • 00:19:51.010 --> 00:19:51.260
  • believe.
  • 00:19:51.260 --> 00:19:52.140
  • If Jesus Christ never did
  • 00:19:52.140 --> 00:19:53.290
  • another thing other than die on
  • 00:19:53.290 --> 00:19:55.250
  • that cross and save my broken
  • 00:19:55.250 --> 00:19:57.010
  • life, I'm good.
  • 00:19:57.010 --> 00:19:58.200
  • Because he saved my soul.
  • 00:19:58.200 --> 00:19:59.210
  • That's what I deserved, was that
  • 00:19:59.210 --> 00:20:01.070
  • hell and that sin he brought me
  • 00:20:01.070 --> 00:20:02.160
  • out of.
  • 00:20:02.160 --> 00:20:03.280
  • So, yeah, I want some things.
  • 00:20:03.280 --> 00:20:05.030
  • God said, "Give me your
  • 00:20:05.030 --> 00:20:06.140
  • desires," but he is not
  • 00:20:06.140 --> 00:20:07.170
  • obligated to make us happy.
  • 00:20:07.170 --> 00:20:10.020
  • He's obligated to make us better
  • 00:20:10.020 --> 00:20:12.080
  • and to make us holy.
  • 00:20:12.080 --> 00:20:14.160
  • Somebody in here, you need to
  • 00:20:14.160 --> 00:20:15.130
  • hear this.
  • 00:20:15.130 --> 00:20:16.280
  • Maybe if you stop reasoning like
  • 00:20:16.280 --> 00:20:18.110
  • a child, maybe God loves you
  • 00:20:18.110 --> 00:20:20.070
  • enough to withhold what you want
  • 00:20:20.070 --> 00:20:22.190
  • because he knows exactly what
  • 00:20:22.190 --> 00:20:24.010
  • you need.
  • 00:20:24.010 --> 00:20:26.280
  • Somebody in here is like, "Well,
  • 00:20:26.280 --> 00:20:27.280
  • that's easy to say.
  • 00:20:27.280 --> 00:20:28.210
  • You're married, I'm single.
  • 00:20:28.210 --> 00:20:29.140
  • I want somebody at this
  • 00:20:29.140 --> 00:20:30.110
  • conference.
  • 00:20:30.110 --> 00:20:31.010
  • I'm ready."
  • 00:20:32.070 --> 00:20:35.070
  • God knows what you want.
  • 00:20:35.070 --> 00:20:37.110
  • But he also knows what you need.
  • 00:20:37.110 --> 00:20:39.100
  • You know what the goal is, by
  • 00:20:39.100 --> 00:20:40.050
  • the way?
  • 00:20:40.050 --> 00:20:41.070
  • It's getting so hot in here.
  • 00:20:45.020 --> 00:20:48.020
  • I think the goal for my life
  • 00:20:48.020 --> 00:20:49.230
  • right now is to try to get what
  • 00:20:49.230 --> 00:20:52.170
  • I want to match up to what God
  • 00:20:52.170 --> 00:20:55.090
  • wants.
  • 00:20:55.090 --> 00:20:57.060
  • I don't believe there should
  • 00:20:57.060 --> 00:20:58.020
  • always be this giant tension
  • 00:20:58.020 --> 00:21:00.100
  • where I'm so different from what
  • 00:21:00.100 --> 00:21:01.280
  • the Bible says.
  • 00:21:01.280 --> 00:21:02.240
  • I believe the longer we walk
  • 00:21:02.240 --> 00:21:04.030
  • with Jesus, the more we should
  • 00:21:04.030 --> 00:21:05.160
  • actually start leaning in to new
  • 00:21:05.160 --> 00:21:07.190
  • things: things that used to
  • 00:21:07.190 --> 00:21:09.100
  • tempt us, yup, they're still
  • 00:21:09.100 --> 00:21:10.150
  • there but I love God.
  • 00:21:10.150 --> 00:21:11.220
  • Things that we used to struggle
  • 00:21:11.220 --> 00:21:12.220
  • with?
  • 00:21:12.220 --> 00:21:13.090
  • I've been walking with Jesus,
  • 00:21:13.090 --> 00:21:14.120
  • I've been in first class.
  • 00:21:14.120 --> 00:21:15.130
  • You want me to go back to the
  • 00:21:15.130 --> 00:21:16.060
  • Greyhound bus?
  • 00:21:16.110 --> 00:21:19.110
  • So in my life, when I feel that
  • 00:21:19.110 --> 00:21:20.140
  • tension, that rage of flesh and
  • 00:21:20.140 --> 00:21:22.180
  • sin and stuff and I read the
  • 00:21:22.180 --> 00:21:24.270
  • Word of God and there's this big
  • 00:21:24.270 --> 00:21:26.090
  • chasm, I'm going, "Lord, change
  • 00:21:26.090 --> 00:21:27.270
  • me again.
  • 00:21:27.270 --> 00:21:29.100
  • Help me turn the page because
  • 00:21:29.100 --> 00:21:30.160
  • I'm growing in this grace.
  • 00:21:30.160 --> 00:21:32.210
  • I should want what you want."
  • 00:21:32.210 --> 00:21:34.000
  • Think about it.
  • 00:21:34.000 --> 00:21:34.250
  • As you get older, the stuff you
  • 00:21:34.250 --> 00:21:36.030
  • want drastically changes.
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:37.280
  • I'm 38 up here, y'all.
  • 00:21:37.280 --> 00:21:39.040
  • I can barely even come to this
  • 00:21:39.040 --> 00:21:40.040
  • conference anymore.
  • 00:21:40.040 --> 00:21:43.000
  • Can't believe Rich still invites
  • 00:21:43.000 --> 00:21:43.290
  • me.
  • 00:21:43.290 --> 00:21:44.190
  • He invited me back on MySpace
  • 00:21:44.190 --> 00:21:45.170
  • back in the day, you know?
  • 00:21:45.170 --> 00:21:47.080
  • My hotmail account.
  • 00:21:47.090 --> 00:21:50.090
  • But when I was 23, you know, if
  • 00:21:50.090 --> 00:21:52.000
  • I'm thinking about a car, I'm
  • 00:21:52.000 --> 00:21:53.130
  • looking at the Escalade with
  • 00:21:53.130 --> 00:21:54.150
  • some spinners, yeah.
  • 00:21:54.150 --> 00:21:57.040
  • I'm 38.
  • 00:21:57.040 --> 00:21:57.270
  • You know what I'm interested in
  • 00:21:57.270 --> 00:21:58.190
  • now?
  • 00:21:58.190 --> 00:21:59.060
  • A Prius.
  • 00:21:59.060 --> 00:22:00.020
  • How much efficiency can I get?
  • 00:22:00.130 --> 00:22:03.130
  • I don't walk into an amusement
  • 00:22:03.130 --> 00:22:04.110
  • park right now and go, "Wow,
  • 00:22:04.110 --> 00:22:06.080
  • that ride looks amazing and
  • 00:22:06.080 --> 00:22:07.150
  • adventurous."
  • 00:22:07.150 --> 00:22:08.270
  • I walk in and I go, "Is it
  • 00:22:08.270 --> 00:22:09.240
  • safe?"
  • 00:22:09.240 --> 00:22:11.220
  • And I go up to the guy and I go,
  • 00:22:11.220 --> 00:22:12.280
  • "You high?"
  • 00:22:12.280 --> 00:22:14.000
  • The guy doing it, you know?
  • 00:22:14.000 --> 00:22:14.280
  • I'm, like, "Are you high?
  • 00:22:16.000 --> 00:22:19.000
  • Yes or no?
  • 00:22:19.000 --> 00:22:21.030
  • You play with my life.
  • 00:22:21.030 --> 00:22:22.000
  • Are you high?"
  • 00:22:22.000 --> 00:22:22.260
  • And I take my kids away, "Run!"
  • 00:22:24.170 --> 00:22:27.170
  • As a preacher, what I want has
  • 00:22:27.170 --> 00:22:29.000
  • changed.
  • 00:22:29.000 --> 00:22:29.210
  • I don't want you to like me.
  • 00:22:29.210 --> 00:22:31.020
  • I love you but I used to want
  • 00:22:31.020 --> 00:22:32.210
  • that.
  • 00:22:32.210 --> 00:22:33.120
  • Now, I want people to meet him.
  • 00:22:33.120 --> 00:22:35.190
  • That's what I want, whether you
  • 00:22:35.190 --> 00:22:37.050
  • like me or not.
  • 00:22:37.050 --> 00:22:37.280
  • I'm gonna go home and my hot
  • 00:22:37.280 --> 00:22:38.220
  • wife, she loves me.
  • 00:22:38.220 --> 00:22:39.260
  • I'm good!
  • 00:22:39.260 --> 00:22:42.020
  • What about you?
  • 00:22:42.020 --> 00:22:43.130
  • What do you want right now?
  • 00:22:43.130 --> 00:22:46.020
  • Because I wanna turn the page.
  • 00:22:46.020 --> 00:22:47.010
  • I wanna start wanting justice.
  • 00:22:47.010 --> 00:22:49.040
  • I wanna start wanting what God
  • 00:22:49.040 --> 00:22:50.150
  • wants.
  • 00:22:50.150 --> 00:22:52.170
  • That's when things begin to
  • 00:22:52.170 --> 00:22:53.150
  • shift.
  • 00:22:53.150 --> 00:22:55.150
  • I feel like this is for somebody
  • 00:22:55.150 --> 00:22:56.130
  • in here.
  • 00:22:56.130 --> 00:22:56.290
  • I don't know who it is.
  • 00:22:56.290 --> 00:22:58.220
  • But be careful who you listen to
  • 00:22:58.220 --> 00:23:01.020
  • when seeking direction.
  • 00:23:01.020 --> 00:23:03.190
  • Find people who will tell you
  • 00:23:03.190 --> 00:23:05.140
  • what you need to hear, not just
  • 00:23:05.140 --> 00:23:07.230
  • what you want to hear.
  • 00:23:08.270 --> 00:23:11.270
  • And I'm not a guest speaker,
  • 00:23:11.270 --> 00:23:12.220
  • everyone.
  • 00:23:12.220 --> 00:23:13.190
  • This is my church so I can speak
  • 00:23:13.190 --> 00:23:14.180
  • like a family member, the one
  • 00:23:14.180 --> 00:23:16.020
  • who comes in and just eats and
  • 00:23:16.020 --> 00:23:17.050
  • leaves but that's still me.
  • 00:23:17.050 --> 00:23:18.160
  • I still come.
  • 00:23:18.160 --> 00:23:20.190
  • But there are a lot of people
  • 00:23:20.190 --> 00:23:21.150
  • right now who will start to get
  • 00:23:21.150 --> 00:23:23.080
  • to know who Jesus is and then
  • 00:23:23.080 --> 00:23:25.040
  • when they start to not like what
  • 00:23:25.040 --> 00:23:26.160
  • Jesus demands, they start trying
  • 00:23:26.160 --> 00:23:28.080
  • to go find other sources of
  • 00:23:28.080 --> 00:23:29.170
  • info.
  • 00:23:29.170 --> 00:23:30.220
  • And there's so much out there
  • 00:23:30.220 --> 00:23:32.020
  • where you can absolutely leave
  • 00:23:32.020 --> 00:23:33.130
  • this conference and go find a
  • 00:23:33.130 --> 00:23:34.230
  • church even that will mold this
  • 00:23:34.230 --> 00:23:37.040
  • Bible to you, forgetting that
  • 00:23:37.040 --> 00:23:39.040
  • the purpose in life is to mold
  • 00:23:39.040 --> 00:23:40.230
  • our lives to it.
  • 00:23:40.230 --> 00:23:43.170
  • So we got people who will serve
  • 00:23:43.170 --> 00:23:45.120
  • Jesus and they would grow right
  • 00:23:45.120 --> 00:23:47.050
  • up until they don't like what
  • 00:23:47.050 --> 00:23:49.020
  • comes from heaven.
  • 00:23:49.020 --> 00:23:49.270
  • Then they go find somebody to
  • 00:23:49.270 --> 00:23:51.020
  • tell them what they wanna hear.
  • 00:23:51.020 --> 00:23:52.200
  • And they will kind of mix and
  • 00:23:52.200 --> 00:23:53.260
  • match.
  • 00:23:53.260 --> 00:23:54.150
  • It's like a--one of those albums
  • 00:23:54.150 --> 00:23:55.150
  • where there's 17 rappers on one
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  • track.
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  • You don't know who's rapping
  • 00:23:57.150 --> 00:23:58.070
  • what.
  • 00:23:58.070 --> 00:23:58.240
  • Everyone's getting paid.
  • 00:23:58.240 --> 00:23:59.190
  • It's, like--no, there is no
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  • ensemble.
  • 00:24:00.180 --> 00:24:01.180
  • There is nobody coming to drop a
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  • verse on this.
  • 00:24:02.240 --> 00:24:03.260
  • This is all Jesus, side A.
  • 00:24:03.260 --> 00:24:05.180
  • This is Jesus, side B.
  • 00:24:05.180 --> 00:24:07.120
  • There are nobody--there's no
  • 00:24:07.120 --> 00:24:08.290
  • other artists on this thing.
  • 00:24:08.290 --> 00:24:10.010
  • But people tried in New York.
  • 00:24:10.010 --> 00:24:11.170
  • I think Miami's more spiritual,
  • 00:24:11.170 --> 00:24:13.200
  • but New Yorkers do this all the
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  • time.
  • 00:24:14.220 --> 00:24:15.140
  • We're, like, "Where you been?
  • 00:24:15.140 --> 00:24:16.100
  • You haven't been in church."
  • 00:24:16.100 --> 00:24:17.020
  • "Yeah, well, I just tried to add
  • 00:24:17.020 --> 00:24:18.010
  • a little bit of Kabbalah and I
  • 00:24:18.010 --> 00:24:19.200
  • added a bit of vegan, yoga, and
  • 00:24:20.250 --> 00:24:23.250
  • I added a bit of Buddhism
  • 00:24:23.250 --> 00:24:25.180
  • because all roads lead to
  • 00:24:25.180 --> 00:24:26.140
  • heaven.
  • 00:24:26.140 --> 00:24:29.050
  • So I like Jesus on the
  • 00:24:29.050 --> 00:24:30.030
  • prosperity stuff.
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  • He's the best.
  • 00:24:31.010 --> 00:24:32.050
  • But I like the Buddhist over
  • 00:24:32.050 --> 00:24:33.060
  • here because the way they get to
  • 00:24:33.060 --> 00:24:34.050
  • treat people just matches me
  • 00:24:34.050 --> 00:24:35.170
  • perfectly.
  • 00:24:35.170 --> 00:24:36.180
  • I just love that.
  • 00:24:36.180 --> 00:24:37.080
  • And I really love the way the
  • 00:24:37.080 --> 00:24:38.130
  • universalist over here look at
  • 00:24:38.130 --> 00:24:40.110
  • sexuality because I get to do
  • 00:24:40.110 --> 00:24:41.260
  • exactly what I want.
  • 00:24:41.260 --> 00:24:43.090
  • Jesus over here, on the whole
  • 00:24:43.090 --> 00:24:44.110
  • sexuality thing, no, thank you.
  • 00:24:44.110 --> 00:24:46.010
  • He's a bit old school,
  • 00:24:46.010 --> 00:24:47.000
  • antiquated."
  • 00:24:47.000 --> 00:24:49.180
  • And we can't figure out why the
  • 00:24:49.180 --> 00:24:51.170
  • number one googled question in
  • 00:24:51.170 --> 00:24:53.000
  • life is still, "Where am I
  • 00:24:53.000 --> 00:24:54.130
  • going?"
  • 00:24:54.130 --> 00:24:55.050
  • Followed by "Is Tupac really
  • 00:24:55.050 --> 00:24:56.090
  • dead?"
  • 00:25:00.090 --> 00:25:03.090
  • You wanna know why you're here?
  • 00:25:03.090 --> 00:25:04.130
  • You need to talk to God.
  • 00:25:04.130 --> 00:25:05.280
  • You wanna know who you need to
  • 00:25:05.280 --> 00:25:06.240
  • date?
  • 00:25:06.240 --> 00:25:07.120
  • You need to talk to the Holy
  • 00:25:07.120 --> 00:25:08.110
  • Spirit.
  • 00:25:08.110 --> 00:25:09.070
  • You wanna find out what you
  • 00:25:09.070 --> 00:25:10.060
  • should be doing with your money?
  • 00:25:10.060 --> 00:25:11.150
  • They almost flew off my face and
  • 00:25:22.290 --> 00:25:24.080
  • [congregation cheering]
  • 00:25:32.120 --> 00:25:35.120
  • Yeah, you know what else is
  • 00:25:35.120 --> 00:25:37.260
  • funny?
  • 00:25:37.260 --> 00:25:38.290
  • Judah, by the way, the older you
  • 00:25:38.290 --> 00:25:39.250
  • get, the less you compete.
  • 00:25:39.250 --> 00:25:40.280
  • Some guy on Twitter, he was,
  • 00:25:40.280 --> 00:25:42.020
  • like, "When are you gonna give
  • 00:25:42.020 --> 00:25:43.080
  • Judah Smith his glasses back?
  • 00:25:43.080 --> 00:25:44.110
  • Did you copy him?"
  • 00:25:44.110 --> 00:25:45.080
  • I'm, like, "Yeah, the older you
  • 00:25:45.080 --> 00:25:46.110
  • get, you don't look at your
  • 00:25:46.110 --> 00:25:47.090
  • friends and you're, like, 'Ooh.'
  • 00:25:47.090 --> 00:25:48.090
  • You're, like, 'Oh, is it--are
  • 00:25:48.090 --> 00:25:49.100
  • you winning?
  • 00:25:49.100 --> 00:25:50.030
  • I wanna win like you.'"
  • 00:25:50.030 --> 00:25:51.060
  • So Judah had these first.
  • 00:25:51.060 --> 00:25:52.140
  • I totally copied him.
  • 00:25:52.140 --> 00:25:53.250
  • They may or may not be his exact
  • 00:25:53.250 --> 00:25:55.140
  • glasses and I'm proud of my
  • 00:25:55.140 --> 00:25:56.260
  • friend and he's cooler than me
  • 00:25:56.260 --> 00:25:58.100
  • and he's a better preacher than
  • 00:25:58.100 --> 00:25:59.110
  • me and I'm totally comfortable
  • 00:25:59.110 --> 00:26:00.180
  • doing what he does.
  • 00:26:00.180 --> 00:26:01.220
  • I like his glasses.
  • 00:26:01.220 --> 00:26:02.160
  • I no longer compete.
  • 00:26:02.160 --> 00:26:03.100
  • I'm 38.
  • 00:26:03.100 --> 00:26:04.020
  • I'm just trying to live and
  • 00:26:04.020 --> 00:26:04.260
  • breathe.
  • 00:26:04.260 --> 00:26:05.190
  • I don't care if he's better.
  • 00:26:05.190 --> 00:26:06.110
  • I don't care if people are
  • 00:26:06.110 --> 00:26:07.060
  • cooler.
  • 00:26:07.060 --> 00:26:07.240
  • I'm a Christian.
  • 00:26:07.240 --> 00:26:08.180
  • I'm secure.
  • 00:26:08.180 --> 00:26:09.160
  • if you're winning, I'm stealing
  • 00:26:09.160 --> 00:26:10.160
  • your ID all day.
  • 00:26:10.160 --> 00:26:11.240
  • If you do anything good, tell
  • 00:26:11.240 --> 00:26:12.190
  • me, I'm gonna steal it.
  • 00:26:13.240 --> 00:26:16.240
  • I'm insecure.
  • 00:26:16.240 --> 00:26:17.160
  • I'm not, I'm secure.
  • 00:26:17.160 --> 00:26:18.120
  • Here's why I say all that.
  • 00:26:28.180 --> 00:26:30.090
  • There's gonna come a time in
  • 00:26:30.090 --> 00:26:31.050
  • your life, I don't care how
  • 00:26:31.050 --> 00:26:31.250
  • spiritual you are, where your
  • 00:26:31.250 --> 00:26:34.040
  • flesh is gonna rage against the
  • 00:26:34.040 --> 00:26:35.150
  • will of God.
  • 00:26:35.150 --> 00:26:37.150
  • In those moments, who do you run
  • 00:26:37.150 --> 00:26:38.160
  • to?
  • 00:26:38.160 --> 00:26:40.040
  • Who do you lean on?
  • 00:26:40.040 --> 00:26:42.000
  • You're gonna need somebody who
  • 00:26:42.000 --> 00:26:44.000
  • is gonna push you to who you
  • 00:26:44.000 --> 00:26:46.250
  • said you wanna be.
  • 00:26:46.260 --> 00:26:49.260
  • Who do you talk to when you're
  • 00:26:49.260 --> 00:26:51.100
  • hurting?
  • 00:26:51.100 --> 00:26:52.040
  • Someone said, "Do you ever feel
  • 00:26:52.040 --> 00:26:52.270
  • like quitting as a pastor?"
  • 00:26:52.270 --> 00:26:53.220
  • I'm, like, "Four times a year."
  • 00:26:53.220 --> 00:26:56.070
  • Keep it real with you.
  • 00:26:56.070 --> 00:26:57.060
  • It's not easy.
  • 00:26:57.060 --> 00:26:58.110
  • Just like your job's not easy.
  • 00:26:58.110 --> 00:27:00.060
  • But the difference is I'm not
  • 00:27:00.060 --> 00:27:01.090
  • gonna go to Google and check out
  • 00:27:01.090 --> 00:27:02.280
  • what's available.
  • 00:27:02.280 --> 00:27:04.090
  • I'm gonna call my four friends
  • 00:27:04.090 --> 00:27:05.180
  • who are gonna tell me what I
  • 00:27:05.180 --> 00:27:06.160
  • need to hear so I'm gonna call
  • 00:27:06.160 --> 00:27:08.030
  • my dad, I'm gonna call Judah,
  • 00:27:08.030 --> 00:27:10.020
  • and talk to Laura.
  • 00:27:10.020 --> 00:27:10.270
  • I'm gonna call John Gray, last
  • 00:27:10.270 --> 00:27:12.030
  • call, last option, it's the
  • 00:27:12.030 --> 00:27:13.170
  • worst.
  • 00:27:13.170 --> 00:27:14.110
  • "Hey, John.
  • 00:27:14.110 --> 00:27:15.000
  • I'm feeling discouraged.
  • 00:27:15.000 --> 00:27:15.200
  • I'm not--" and he sings to me
  • 00:27:15.200 --> 00:27:17.010
  • and he yells at me and he
  • 00:27:17.010 --> 00:27:18.040
  • prophesies.
  • 00:27:18.040 --> 00:27:19.020
  • I'm, like, "All right, fine.
  • 00:27:19.020 --> 00:27:19.290
  • I'm staying."
  • 00:27:19.290 --> 00:27:22.160
  • Some of y'all have stopped
  • 00:27:22.160 --> 00:27:23.110
  • growing because when you're
  • 00:27:23.110 --> 00:27:25.000
  • human and it's gonna happen, you
  • 00:27:25.000 --> 00:27:27.060
  • are leaning on the wrong people
  • 00:27:27.060 --> 00:27:29.030
  • and they're not pushing you to
  • 00:27:29.030 --> 00:27:30.140
  • where God wants you to go.
  • 00:27:30.140 --> 00:27:31.120
  • They're actually going, "C'mon,
  • 00:27:31.120 --> 00:27:32.140
  • this way."
  • 00:27:32.140 --> 00:27:33.200
  • Somebody in here, you need to
  • 00:27:33.200 --> 00:27:34.150
  • leave here and drastically
  • 00:27:34.150 --> 00:27:36.030
  • change the people you hang
  • 00:27:36.030 --> 00:27:37.110
  • around.
  • 00:27:37.110 --> 00:27:37.290
  • You need to delete numbers.
  • 00:27:37.290 --> 00:27:39.090
  • You need to get offline
  • 00:27:39.090 --> 00:27:40.110
  • altogether, all your accounts,
  • 00:27:40.110 --> 00:27:41.270
  • all your stuff.
  • 00:27:41.270 --> 00:27:42.230
  • You need to take a break and
  • 00:27:42.230 --> 00:27:43.270
  • make sure that God is directing
  • 00:27:43.270 --> 00:27:45.130
  • who you hang with, who you grow
  • 00:27:45.130 --> 00:27:46.180
  • with, who speaks into your life.
  • 00:27:46.180 --> 00:27:48.090
  • They might be great people, but
  • 00:27:48.090 --> 00:27:50.000
  • that doesn't mean they're good
  • 00:27:50.000 --> 00:27:51.010
  • for your destiny.
  • 00:27:51.010 --> 00:27:52.010
  • So chill out with the bad
  • 00:27:52.010 --> 00:27:52.260
  • friend.
  • 00:27:54.160 --> 00:27:57.160
  • I've only got 9 minutes, and
  • 00:27:57.160 --> 00:27:59.130
  • I've got so much more to say.
  • 00:27:59.130 --> 00:28:00.280
  • But I'll tell you this.
  • 00:28:00.280 --> 00:28:01.160
  • How do you find out who's a good
  • 00:28:01.160 --> 00:28:02.090
  • friend?
  • 00:28:02.090 --> 00:28:02.260
  • Who wants to know?
  • 00:28:02.260 --> 00:28:04.170
  • Can you learn from them?
  • 00:28:04.170 --> 00:28:07.130
  • Can you laugh with them?
  • 00:28:07.130 --> 00:28:09.200
  • Can you lean on them?
  • 00:28:09.200 --> 00:28:12.000
  • if you can't do all three, they
  • 00:28:12.000 --> 00:28:13.030
  • might be good for somebody else
  • 00:28:13.030 --> 00:28:14.210
  • but they're probably not gonna
  • 00:28:14.210 --> 00:28:15.170
  • be good for you.
  • 00:28:15.170 --> 00:28:17.120
  • Most Christians split up those
  • 00:28:17.120 --> 00:28:18.180
  • three.
  • 00:28:18.180 --> 00:28:19.110
  • "I have my mentor, I learn from
  • 00:28:19.110 --> 00:28:20.040
  • them.
  • 00:28:20.040 --> 00:28:21.200
  • And I have my people who don't
  • 00:28:21.200 --> 00:28:22.110
  • go to church and we laugh
  • 00:28:22.110 --> 00:28:23.050
  • together."
  • 00:28:23.050 --> 00:28:24.010
  • Oh yeah, laugh, got it.
  • 00:28:24.010 --> 00:28:26.140
  • "And then I've got my safe zones
  • 00:28:26.140 --> 00:28:27.250
  • over here, and I lean on them."
  • 00:28:27.250 --> 00:28:29.080
  • Whoever said that the Holy
  • 00:28:29.080 --> 00:28:31.010
  • Spirit's so small that he can't
  • 00:28:31.010 --> 00:28:33.100
  • lead you to people that can do
  • 00:28:33.100 --> 00:28:34.100
  • more than one thing awesome?
  • 00:28:35.090 --> 00:28:38.090
  • It's okay to pray with your
  • 00:28:38.090 --> 00:28:39.110
  • friend one minute and then laugh
  • 00:28:39.110 --> 00:28:41.030
  • about the goodness of God the
  • 00:28:41.030 --> 00:28:42.140
  • next and just be as spiritual as
  • 00:28:42.140 --> 00:28:44.060
  • you were before.
  • 00:28:44.060 --> 00:28:46.240
  • Number one, please realize
  • 00:28:46.240 --> 00:28:48.280
  • you're not always gonna get what
  • 00:28:48.280 --> 00:28:49.230
  • you want in this life but stop
  • 00:28:49.230 --> 00:28:51.100
  • reasoning like a child.
  • 00:28:51.100 --> 00:28:52.150
  • We didn't sign up for what we
  • 00:28:52.150 --> 00:28:53.150
  • want, we signed up for who Jesus
  • 00:28:53.150 --> 00:28:55.060
  • is.
  • 00:28:55.070 --> 00:28:58.070
  • Can I get a Pentecostal "Amen"?
  • 00:28:59.000 --> 00:29:02.020
  • Number two, can you please
  • 00:29:02.020 --> 00:29:03.030
  • realize that not every fight is
  • 00:29:03.150 --> 00:29:06.150
  • your fight?
  • 00:29:06.150 --> 00:29:09.020
  • But you better get caught
  • 00:29:09.020 --> 00:29:10.180
  • fighting the right fights.
  • 00:29:10.240 --> 00:29:13.240
  • Paul says, "I put the old ways
  • 00:29:14.070 --> 00:29:17.070
  • behind me."
  • 00:29:17.070 --> 00:29:19.000
  • This silent inference is that
  • 00:29:19.000 --> 00:29:20.170
  • there is a fight and there will
  • 00:29:20.170 --> 00:29:21.240
  • be in your life for what takes
  • 00:29:21.240 --> 00:29:23.190
  • priority.
  • 00:29:23.190 --> 00:29:24.260
  • So Paul's saying, "I'm growing.
  • 00:29:24.260 --> 00:29:26.250
  • I've put those ways behind me."
  • 00:29:26.250 --> 00:29:28.170
  • And if he had to put them behind
  • 00:29:28.170 --> 00:29:29.220
  • him, that means something tried
  • 00:29:29.220 --> 00:29:30.230
  • to get in front of him.
  • 00:29:30.230 --> 00:29:32.190
  • There are some fights as a
  • 00:29:32.190 --> 00:29:33.140
  • Christian that you should be
  • 00:29:33.140 --> 00:29:34.220
  • fighting.
  • 00:29:34.220 --> 00:29:35.270
  • And there's a whole lot that you
  • 00:29:35.270 --> 00:29:36.260
  • should not be fighting about.
  • 00:29:36.260 --> 00:29:39.040
  • You shouldn't be fighting
  • 00:29:39.040 --> 00:29:40.020
  • against.
  • 00:29:40.020 --> 00:29:40.250
  • Have you ever seen the stuff
  • 00:29:40.250 --> 00:29:41.160
  • that children fight over?
  • 00:29:41.160 --> 00:29:43.120
  • Oh, it drives me nuts.
  • 00:29:43.120 --> 00:29:44.270
  • I mean, my kids sometimes, I
  • 00:29:44.270 --> 00:29:45.270
  • just look at them and I'm, like,
  • 00:29:45.270 --> 00:29:46.200
  • "For real?"
  • 00:29:46.200 --> 00:29:48.060
  • Like, we're on our way to
  • 00:29:48.060 --> 00:29:49.000
  • vacation and my kids are
  • 00:29:49.000 --> 00:29:50.000
  • fighting about what seat they're
  • 00:29:50.000 --> 00:29:51.170
  • gonna be in, in the car on the
  • 00:29:51.170 --> 00:29:52.290
  • way to vacation.
  • 00:29:52.290 --> 00:29:53.290
  • I'm, like, "I'll send you to
  • 00:29:53.290 --> 00:29:55.090
  • vacation in eternity if you keep
  • 00:29:55.090 --> 00:29:57.030
  • doing what you're doing,"
  • 00:29:57.030 --> 00:29:58.120
  • old-school parenting.
  • 00:29:58.120 --> 00:29:59.180
  • None of this new diplomatic
  • 00:29:59.180 --> 00:30:00.150
  • stuff.
  • 00:30:00.150 --> 00:30:01.060
  • This is Cathy Lentz from
  • 00:30:01.060 --> 00:30:02.030
  • Virginia parenting: "Oh, you
  • 00:30:02.030 --> 00:30:03.060
  • need to hear me again," you
  • 00:30:03.060 --> 00:30:04.070
  • know?
  • 00:30:06.150 --> 00:30:09.150
  • But kids fight about the
  • 00:30:09.150 --> 00:30:10.120
  • stupidest things.
  • 00:30:10.120 --> 00:30:12.130
  • You know what I feel like
  • 00:30:12.130 --> 00:30:13.060
  • happens in my life and the life
  • 00:30:13.060 --> 00:30:14.070
  • of many Christians right now?
  • 00:30:14.070 --> 00:30:15.270
  • I think that we spend so much
  • 00:30:15.270 --> 00:30:17.040
  • energy dying on the wrong hills,
  • 00:30:17.040 --> 00:30:19.290
  • fighting the wrong fights, we
  • 00:30:19.290 --> 00:30:21.190
  • can't figure out why the world
  • 00:30:21.190 --> 00:30:23.020
  • is thriving and flourishing as
  • 00:30:23.020 --> 00:30:24.240
  • people are dying without Jesus,
  • 00:30:24.240 --> 00:30:26.180
  • and churches are stuck in the
  • 00:30:26.180 --> 00:30:27.250
  • mud on the same page, fighting
  • 00:30:27.250 --> 00:30:29.250
  • each other, and we can't--we
  • 00:30:29.250 --> 00:30:31.080
  • keep praying and we keep
  • 00:30:31.080 --> 00:30:32.120
  • worshiping.
  • 00:30:32.120 --> 00:30:32.290
  • The problem is not the prayer
  • 00:30:32.290 --> 00:30:33.270
  • and the problem is not the
  • 00:30:33.270 --> 00:30:34.270
  • worship.
  • 00:30:34.270 --> 00:30:35.170
  • The problem is the direction
  • 00:30:35.170 --> 00:30:36.290
  • because if we take this prayer
  • 00:30:36.290 --> 00:30:38.050
  • and we take this worship and we
  • 00:30:38.050 --> 00:30:39.230
  • fight all the fights that we
  • 00:30:39.230 --> 00:30:41.080
  • have in front of us like
  • 00:30:41.080 --> 00:30:42.110
  • systematic racism, like those
  • 00:30:42.110 --> 00:30:44.230
  • that have nothing, like the
  • 00:30:44.230 --> 00:30:46.180
  • homeless, like the
  • 00:30:46.180 --> 00:30:47.150
  • poverty-stricken people, like
  • 00:30:47.150 --> 00:30:49.010
  • those that are in a bad
  • 00:30:49.010 --> 00:30:50.010
  • education system.
  • 00:30:50.010 --> 00:30:51.060
  • There are enough good fights in
  • 00:30:51.060 --> 00:30:52.240
  • this life where we don't need to
  • 00:30:52.240 --> 00:30:54.100
  • waste a Sunday talking about
  • 00:30:54.100 --> 00:30:56.040
  • stuff that doesn't matter not
  • 00:30:56.040 --> 00:30:57.160
  • How much time in your life are
  • 00:31:03.230 --> 00:31:05.040
  • you spending fighting the wrong
  • 00:31:05.040 --> 00:31:06.170
  • fights?
  • 00:31:06.170 --> 00:31:07.290
  • Jesus used to go at the
  • 00:31:07.290 --> 00:31:09.000
  • Pharisees for this exact thing.
  • 00:31:09.000 --> 00:31:10.270
  • He would heal somebody and they
  • 00:31:10.270 --> 00:31:12.110
  • would blog at him about the day
  • 00:31:12.110 --> 00:31:14.190
  • he healed them on.
  • 00:31:14.190 --> 00:31:16.190
  • And Jesus would go, "For real?"
  • 00:31:16.190 --> 00:31:18.000
  • I don't know if he said, "For
  • 00:31:18.000 --> 00:31:18.220
  • real," but I imagine.
  • 00:31:18.220 --> 00:31:21.030
  • Jesus would say, "You don't even
  • 00:31:21.030 --> 00:31:21.280
  • wanna take a second look at the
  • 00:31:21.280 --> 00:31:22.260
  • guy that can walk?"
  • 00:31:22.260 --> 00:31:25.140
  • Happens all the time.
  • 00:31:25.140 --> 00:31:26.110
  • I never will forget this.
  • 00:31:26.110 --> 00:31:27.230
  • Couple of years ago at church,
  • 00:31:27.230 --> 00:31:28.170
  • one of my friends had died and I
  • 00:31:28.170 --> 00:31:31.100
  • was preaching angry, righteously
  • 00:31:31.100 --> 00:31:33.170
  • angry, the next weekend.
  • 00:31:33.170 --> 00:31:35.080
  • And we saw, I think, like, you
  • 00:31:35.080 --> 00:31:36.130
  • know, 2000 people get saved on
  • 00:31:36.130 --> 00:31:38.100
  • one weekend in New York City
  • 00:31:38.100 --> 00:31:40.050
  • which happens 'cause God's
  • 00:31:40.050 --> 00:31:41.050
  • moving everywhere.
  • 00:31:41.050 --> 00:31:42.200
  • And I remember this lady came up
  • 00:31:42.200 --> 00:31:43.250
  • afterwards and she said to
  • 00:31:43.250 --> 00:31:45.250
  • me--she goes, like, "I'm a
  • 00:31:45.250 --> 00:31:48.010
  • visitor."
  • 00:31:49.120 --> 00:31:52.120
  • And she just said, you know,
  • 00:31:52.120 --> 00:31:53.160
  • "Yeah, I just wanna just let you
  • 00:31:53.160 --> 00:31:55.040
  • know some things I'm concerned
  • 00:31:55.040 --> 00:31:55.290
  • about.
  • 00:31:55.290 --> 00:31:57.120
  • You know, firstly, your jeans
  • 00:31:57.120 --> 00:31:59.170
  • are too tight.
  • 00:31:59.170 --> 00:32:00.140
  • It's effeminate and it's
  • 00:32:00.140 --> 00:32:01.170
  • square."
  • 00:32:01.170 --> 00:32:02.110
  • She's probably right about that.
  • 00:32:02.110 --> 00:32:03.110
  • And she said, "Number two, you
  • 00:32:03.110 --> 00:32:05.110
  • know, I'm just worried about all
  • 00:32:05.110 --> 00:32:06.080
  • the hats that I see in church.
  • 00:32:06.080 --> 00:32:08.230
  • There's a lot of hats and I just
  • 00:32:08.230 --> 00:32:09.220
  • feel like, you know, that this
  • 00:32:09.220 --> 00:32:11.230
  • is disrespectful and it's not
  • 00:32:11.230 --> 00:32:13.230
  • reverent and there are hats
  • 00:32:13.230 --> 00:32:15.140
  • everywhere and I just feel like
  • 00:32:15.140 --> 00:32:16.170
  • this isn't the kind of place
  • 00:32:16.170 --> 00:32:17.140
  • where I can thrive because of
  • 00:32:17.140 --> 00:32:18.210
  • something like that.
  • 00:32:18.210 --> 00:32:19.170
  • There's hats."
  • 00:32:19.170 --> 00:32:20.090
  • And I just said, "Ma'am, you
  • 00:32:20.090 --> 00:32:21.110
  • know, when was the last funeral
  • 00:32:21.110 --> 00:32:22.120
  • you went to?
  • 00:32:22.120 --> 00:32:24.080
  • When was the last time you went
  • 00:32:24.080 --> 00:32:25.030
  • and visited somebody in jail?
  • 00:32:25.030 --> 00:32:26.220
  • When was the last time you sat
  • 00:32:26.220 --> 00:32:27.240
  • there with a parent who their
  • 00:32:27.240 --> 00:32:30.170
  • teen committed suicide because
  • 00:32:30.170 --> 00:32:32.110
  • they couldn't figure out their
  • 00:32:32.110 --> 00:32:33.080
  • sexuality?
  • 00:32:33.080 --> 00:32:34.080
  • When was the last time you
  • 00:32:34.080 --> 00:32:35.120
  • pulled a needle out of
  • 00:32:35.120 --> 00:32:36.120
  • somebody's arm?
  • 00:32:36.120 --> 00:32:37.080
  • When was the last time that you
  • 00:32:37.080 --> 00:32:38.180
  • were so desperate for something,
  • 00:32:38.180 --> 00:32:39.290
  • you didn't care how you got it?
  • 00:32:39.290 --> 00:32:41.000
  • When was the last time you went
  • 00:32:41.000 --> 00:32:42.100
  • and grabbed somebody off these
  • 00:32:42.100 --> 00:32:43.180
  • streets and brought 'em in here?
  • 00:32:43.180 --> 00:32:44.200
  • I promise you that if you get
  • 00:32:44.200 --> 00:32:46.000
  • involved in these fights, these
  • 00:32:46.000 --> 00:32:47.210
  • fights that you're thinking
  • 00:32:47.210 --> 00:32:48.240
  • about, they don't even exist.
  • 00:32:48.240 --> 00:32:50.180
  • It's not that they don't matter.
  • 00:32:50.180 --> 00:32:52.000
  • It doesn't mean there's not a
  • 00:32:52.000 --> 00:32:52.290
  • time and a place.
  • 00:32:52.290 --> 00:32:53.280
  • It just means we are here for
  • 00:32:53.280 --> 00:32:55.250
  • one purpose only.
  • 00:32:55.250 --> 00:32:57.040
  • It is to seek and to save the
  • 00:32:57.040 --> 00:32:59.080
  • lost.
  • 00:32:59.080 --> 00:32:59.280
  • If we're not fighting for
  • 00:32:59.280 --> 00:33:00.280
  • What about you?
  • 00:33:07.230 --> 00:33:09.220
  • Have you been fighting the wrong
  • 00:33:09.220 --> 00:33:10.220
  • fights?
  • 00:33:10.220 --> 00:33:12.240
  • I remember checking my Instagram
  • 00:33:12.240 --> 00:33:13.230
  • comments 2 years ago when I used
  • 00:33:13.230 --> 00:33:15.030
  • to do that.
  • 00:33:15.030 --> 00:33:17.110
  • And there was this thing, this
  • 00:33:17.110 --> 00:33:18.170
  • dissertation from somebody and I
  • 00:33:18.170 --> 00:33:19.290
  • was, like, "It's cool but if you
  • 00:33:19.290 --> 00:33:21.110
  • would have spent that 4 hours on
  • 00:33:23.100 --> 00:33:26.100
  • something I'm not gonna see nor
  • 00:33:26.100 --> 00:33:27.240
  • care about and just put it into
  • 00:33:27.240 --> 00:33:30.070
  • your own street, you could have
  • 00:33:30.070 --> 00:33:33.000
  • helped somebody.
  • 00:33:33.000 --> 00:33:34.060
  • But you wanna sit there and you
  • 00:33:34.060 --> 00:33:35.020
  • wanna keyboard warrior Twitter
  • 00:33:35.020 --> 00:33:36.180
  • fingers me?"
  • 00:33:37.210 --> 00:33:40.210
  • And then I thought about myself.
  • 00:33:40.210 --> 00:33:43.060
  • How much time have I spent
  • 00:33:43.060 --> 00:33:44.030
  • fighting the wrong fights?
  • 00:33:44.030 --> 00:33:45.080
  • Listen, there is a difference
  • 00:33:45.080 --> 00:33:47.170
  • between being an activist and an
  • 00:33:47.170 --> 00:33:49.260
  • angryist.
  • 00:33:50.180 --> 00:33:53.180
  • I believe inherently, everybody
  • 00:33:53.180 --> 00:33:54.270
  • in here if you're a Christian,
  • 00:33:54.270 --> 00:33:55.260
  • raise your hand.
  • 00:33:55.260 --> 00:33:57.060
  • I believe we should all be
  • 00:33:57.060 --> 00:33:58.090
  • activists.
  • 00:33:58.090 --> 00:33:58.260
  • The gospel's active.
  • 00:33:58.260 --> 00:33:59.180
  • God's love is active.
  • 00:33:59.180 --> 00:34:00.250
  • Whether you like it or not, you
  • 00:34:00.250 --> 00:34:01.230
  • got saved, you're now an
  • 00:34:01.230 --> 00:34:02.260
  • activist.
  • 00:34:02.260 --> 00:34:03.190
  • But in our society right now
  • 00:34:03.190 --> 00:34:05.160
  • it's just cool to be angry.
  • 00:34:05.160 --> 00:34:08.120
  • People are not activists,
  • 00:34:08.120 --> 00:34:09.080
  • they're angryists.
  • 00:34:09.080 --> 00:34:10.240
  • Being mad is, like, their thing.
  • 00:34:10.240 --> 00:34:12.050
  • People are, like, "You mad?"
  • 00:34:12.050 --> 00:34:13.030
  • I'm, like, "Yeah, I'm mad."
  • 00:34:13.030 --> 00:34:14.050
  • And they just look at you, like,
  • 00:34:14.050 --> 00:34:14.280
  • "You mad?
  • 00:34:14.280 --> 00:34:15.160
  • What you mad about?"
  • 00:34:15.160 --> 00:34:16.130
  • "I don't even know but I'm so
  • 00:34:16.130 --> 00:34:17.040
  • mad about it."
  • 00:34:17.040 --> 00:34:17.290
  • "You wanna go march about it?"
  • 00:34:17.290 --> 00:34:19.040
  • "What we marching about?"
  • 00:34:19.040 --> 00:34:20.010
  • "I don't even know, John.
  • 00:34:20.010 --> 00:34:20.260
  • But I'm mad, you mad, we mad,
  • 00:34:20.260 --> 00:34:22.100
  • stay mad.
  • 00:34:22.100 --> 00:34:23.010
  • Stay woke, stay mad.
  • 00:34:23.010 --> 00:34:24.040
  • I'm going, let's go."
  • 00:34:24.040 --> 00:34:26.190
  • And then you're marching and
  • 00:34:26.190 --> 00:34:27.230
  • you're hanging out with people
  • 00:34:27.230 --> 00:34:28.270
  • and you're in these places,
  • 00:34:28.270 --> 00:34:29.210
  • like, "What are we mad about?"
  • 00:34:29.210 --> 00:34:30.150
  • "Nobody knows.
  • 00:34:30.150 --> 00:34:31.060
  • We're just mad."
  • 00:34:31.060 --> 00:34:33.030
  • Anger undirected is fruitless.
  • 00:34:34.030 --> 00:34:37.030
  • And we have Christians who do
  • 00:34:37.030 --> 00:34:38.040
  • this all the time.
  • 00:34:38.040 --> 00:34:39.060
  • They think they're righteously
  • 00:34:39.060 --> 00:34:40.080
  • angry but they don't understand
  • 00:34:40.080 --> 00:34:42.200
  • that there is a huge difference
  • 00:34:42.200 --> 00:34:43.290
  • between being an angryist mad
  • 00:34:43.290 --> 00:34:45.160
  • about nothing and being a
  • 00:34:45.160 --> 00:34:46.260
  • Spirit-led believer that is led
  • 00:34:46.260 --> 00:34:49.040
  • by the Holy Spirit where you can
  • 00:34:49.040 --> 00:34:50.140
  • actually use your anger where it
  • 00:34:50.140 --> 00:34:52.070
  • matters.
  • 00:34:52.070 --> 00:34:52.270
  • Here's the problem.
  • 00:34:52.270 --> 00:34:54.060
  • I gotta skip through this, but I
  • 00:34:54.060 --> 00:34:55.070
  • want you to hear this.
  • 00:34:55.070 --> 00:34:56.030
  • If you're in here and you're
  • 00:34:56.030 --> 00:34:56.250
  • passionate about causes, be
  • 00:34:56.250 --> 00:34:57.250
  • passionate.
  • 00:34:57.250 --> 00:34:59.040
  • But make sure it is led and
  • 00:34:59.040 --> 00:35:00.080
  • directed by the Spirit of God so
  • 00:35:00.080 --> 00:35:03.030
  • the devil does not suck you into
  • 00:35:03.030 --> 00:35:04.170
  • battles and wars you do not
  • 00:35:04.170 --> 00:35:05.270
  • belong in because you are going
  • 00:35:05.270 --> 00:35:07.230
  • after the symptoms.
  • 00:35:07.230 --> 00:35:09.010
  • God has called you to go after
  • 00:35:09.010 --> 00:35:10.070
  • the root.
  • 00:35:10.070 --> 00:35:11.020
  • It's the same thing Christians
  • 00:35:11.020 --> 00:35:12.070
  • have been doing for the ages,
  • 00:35:12.070 --> 00:35:14.050
  • going after the person.
  • 00:35:14.050 --> 00:35:15.140
  • People are not the problem.
  • 00:35:15.140 --> 00:35:16.200
  • Sin is the problem.
  • 00:35:16.200 --> 00:35:18.020
  • And God has called us to
  • 00:35:18.020 --> 00:35:19.020
  • somehow, some way, stand in the
  • 00:35:19.020 --> 00:35:20.140
  • gap.
  • 00:35:20.140 --> 00:35:22.110
  • Let me finish with this.
  • 00:35:22.110 --> 00:35:23.220
  • Is this helping anybody?
  • 00:35:23.220 --> 00:35:26.130
  • I think if you are in here right
  • 00:35:26.130 --> 00:35:28.020
  • now and you're, like, "Give me
  • 00:35:28.020 --> 00:35:29.070
  • something to fight," 'cause
  • 00:35:29.070 --> 00:35:30.080
  • you're a fighter, you know,
  • 00:35:30.080 --> 00:35:31.180
  • there's people, like, "Okay, if
  • 00:35:31.180 --> 00:35:32.130
  • I have to fight about the right
  • 00:35:32.130 --> 00:35:33.090
  • things, give me the right
  • 00:35:33.090 --> 00:35:34.010
  • things."
  • 00:35:34.010 --> 00:35:34.180
  • Here's one fight to wage war
  • 00:35:34.180 --> 00:35:35.220
  • against when we leave.
  • 00:35:35.220 --> 00:35:36.250
  • Fight the fight against
  • 00:35:36.250 --> 00:35:38.130
  • bitterness.
  • 00:35:38.130 --> 00:35:40.260
  • Can we break this down for you
  • 00:35:40.260 --> 00:35:41.240
  • real quick?
  • 00:35:41.240 --> 00:35:43.200
  • Bitterness is the thing, I
  • 00:35:43.200 --> 00:35:44.210
  • think, that stops more
  • 00:35:44.210 --> 00:35:45.200
  • Christians from growing than
  • 00:35:45.200 --> 00:35:47.240
  • maybe anything else right now
  • 00:35:47.240 --> 00:35:48.260
  • because bitterness is where
  • 00:35:48.260 --> 00:35:50.030
  • you're mad about something,
  • 00:35:50.030 --> 00:35:51.110
  • you're frustrated about
  • 00:35:51.110 --> 00:35:52.050
  • something, and there's nothing
  • 00:35:52.050 --> 00:35:53.110
  • you think you can do about that
  • 00:35:53.110 --> 00:35:54.130
  • something.
  • 00:35:54.130 --> 00:35:55.020
  • So it gets rooted in your heart
  • 00:35:55.020 --> 00:35:56.100
  • and, rather than make the other
  • 00:35:56.100 --> 00:35:57.190
  • people pay by growing, they're
  • 00:35:57.190 --> 00:35:59.120
  • making you stop growing by the
  • 00:35:59.120 --> 00:36:01.150
  • fact you think you can't go any
  • 00:36:01.150 --> 00:36:02.260
  • further.
  • 00:36:02.260 --> 00:36:03.120
  • Now you're bitter and you're
  • 00:36:03.120 --> 00:36:04.140
  • holding something you actually
  • 00:36:04.140 --> 00:36:05.240
  • have the right to be free from.
  • 00:36:05.240 --> 00:36:07.260
  • So I say this right now because
  • 00:36:07.260 --> 00:36:09.030
  • there are so many things in our
  • 00:36:09.030 --> 00:36:10.080
  • world right now that you're
  • 00:36:10.080 --> 00:36:12.020
  • gonna have the option to be
  • 00:36:12.020 --> 00:36:13.080
  • bitter or say, "God, make me
  • 00:36:13.080 --> 00:36:15.070
  • better."
  • 00:36:15.070 --> 00:36:17.090
  • And we need people in churches
  • 00:36:17.090 --> 00:36:19.070
  • of different races, of different
  • 00:36:19.070 --> 00:36:20.200
  • denominations, to not even look
  • 00:36:20.200 --> 00:36:22.150
  • across the aisle and get bitter,
  • 00:36:22.150 --> 00:36:25.040
  • let alone leave our churches and
  • 00:36:25.040 --> 00:36:26.120
  • look at people who disagree with
  • 00:36:26.120 --> 00:36:27.200
  • us and get bitter.
  • 00:36:27.200 --> 00:36:28.210
  • We need people to look at each
  • 00:36:28.210 --> 00:36:29.240
  • other and say, in God's
  • 00:36:29.240 --> 00:36:31.040
  • presence, in his family, we
  • 00:36:31.040 --> 00:36:33.020
  • refuse to be disconnected.
  • 00:36:33.020 --> 00:36:35.100
  • We refuse to get bitter at the
  • 00:36:35.100 --> 00:36:37.080
  • people and we will wage war
  • 00:36:37.080 --> 00:36:39.160
  • about the problem, which is sin.
  • 00:36:39.160 --> 00:36:42.000
  • If we don't get this right,
  • 00:36:42.000 --> 00:36:43.050
  • we're gonna stay on the same
  • 00:36:43.050 --> 00:36:44.010
  • page as churches all across
  • 00:36:44.010 --> 00:36:45.160
  • America.
  • 00:36:45.160 --> 00:36:46.130
  • Here's how I know.
  • 00:36:46.130 --> 00:36:47.090
  • We have to keep finding ways to
  • 00:36:47.090 --> 00:36:48.210
  • forgive because the world is not
  • 00:36:48.210 --> 00:36:50.180
  • gonna stop finding ways to hurt.
  • 00:36:52.010 --> 00:36:55.010
  • I'll read you one story.
  • 00:36:55.010 --> 00:36:56.030
  • I don't know if you know what
  • 00:36:56.030 --> 00:36:58.070
  • happened in Charleston, South
  • 00:36:58.070 --> 00:36:59.110
  • Carolina not too long ago.
  • 00:36:59.110 --> 00:37:01.210
  • A white man walked into a
  • 00:37:01.210 --> 00:37:03.170
  • predominantly black church and
  • 00:37:03.170 --> 00:37:05.180
  • he murdered people.
  • 00:37:05.180 --> 00:37:06.180
  • He was a white terrorist.
  • 00:37:06.180 --> 00:37:07.230
  • Forget about what the media
  • 00:37:07.230 --> 00:37:08.130
  • called him.
  • 00:37:08.130 --> 00:37:09.130
  • He said his one goal was to kill
  • 00:37:09.130 --> 00:37:11.150
  • black people.
  • 00:37:11.150 --> 00:37:13.020
  • So he walked into a church of
  • 00:37:13.020 --> 00:37:14.000
  • people praying and he murdered
  • 00:37:14.000 --> 00:37:15.120
  • people.
  • 00:37:15.120 --> 00:37:16.140
  • He was arrested, tried.
  • 00:37:16.140 --> 00:37:18.040
  • He was arraigned.
  • 00:37:18.040 --> 00:37:18.270
  • At his arraignment, where they
  • 00:37:18.270 --> 00:37:20.100
  • told him what his sentence was,
  • 00:37:20.100 --> 00:37:21.200
  • they said to the families of the
  • 00:37:21.200 --> 00:37:22.250
  • victims, they said this.
  • 00:37:22.250 --> 00:37:23.290
  • They said, "Does anybody wanna
  • 00:37:23.290 --> 00:37:25.280
  • say anything?"
  • 00:37:25.280 --> 00:37:27.050
  • And some of the families got up
  • 00:37:27.050 --> 00:37:28.100
  • and, listen, you need to hear me
  • 00:37:28.100 --> 00:37:29.090
  • out.
  • 00:37:29.090 --> 00:37:30.040
  • If there was anybody who I would
  • 00:37:30.040 --> 00:37:30.270
  • give a pass to for having maybe
  • 00:37:30.270 --> 00:37:32.070
  • a year or 10 of bitterness, I
  • 00:37:32.070 --> 00:37:34.060
  • would give grace to people whose
  • 00:37:34.060 --> 00:37:36.050
  • loved ones were murdered by
  • 00:37:36.050 --> 00:37:37.190
  • somebody who showed zero
  • 00:37:37.190 --> 00:37:38.260
  • remorse.
  • 00:37:38.260 --> 00:37:40.060
  • Here's what one of the loved
  • 00:37:40.060 --> 00:37:41.040
  • ones got up and said.
  • 00:37:41.040 --> 00:37:42.250
  • She said this when she had her
  • 00:37:42.250 --> 00:37:43.250
  • moment.
  • 00:37:43.250 --> 00:37:44.280
  • She said, "I'm a work in
  • 00:37:44.280 --> 00:37:46.010
  • progress and I acknowledge that
  • 00:37:46.010 --> 00:37:47.290
  • I'm very angry but I have no
  • 00:37:47.290 --> 00:37:50.020
  • room for hate.
  • 00:37:50.020 --> 00:37:52.030
  • I am called to forgive and I
  • 00:37:52.030 --> 00:37:54.090
  • make a decision to pray for you
  • 00:37:54.090 --> 00:37:55.230
  • and your soul."
  • 00:37:57.220 --> 00:38:00.240
  • Another man got up and he said,
  • 00:38:00.240 --> 00:38:02.000
  • "I only have one regret.
  • 00:38:02.000 --> 00:38:03.250
  • That we didn't meet you sooner
  • 00:38:03.250 --> 00:38:05.010
  • because we would have loved to
  • 00:38:05.010 --> 00:38:05.290
  • invite you to our church."
  • 00:38:05.290 --> 00:38:07.240
  • Local politicians credit these
  • 00:38:07.240 --> 00:38:09.160
  • people for that place not
  • 00:38:09.160 --> 00:38:11.070
  • turning into a Ferguson because
  • 00:38:11.070 --> 00:38:12.270
  • they had the greatest offense,
  • 00:38:12.270 --> 00:38:14.230
  • they had the most vitriol coming
  • 00:38:14.230 --> 00:38:16.080
  • at them, but rather than get
  • 00:38:16.080 --> 00:38:17.230
  • bitter, they chose to get better
  • 00:38:17.230 --> 00:38:19.230
  • and say, "God, help us change.
  • 00:38:19.230 --> 00:38:21.120
  • This is our opportunity to flip
  • 00:38:21.120 --> 00:38:23.170
  • it on its head and let people
  • 00:38:23.170 --> 00:38:25.060
  • know we're turning the page."
  • 00:38:25.060 --> 00:38:26.290
  • C'mon, somebody.
  • 00:38:28.270 --> 00:38:31.270
  • Somebody in here, I don't know
  • 00:38:31.270 --> 00:38:32.250
  • who you're mad at.
  • 00:38:32.250 --> 00:38:35.020
  • I don't know what somebody did
  • 00:38:35.020 --> 00:38:36.000
  • to you but I know what Jesus did
  • 00:38:36.000 --> 00:38:37.060
  • for you.
  • 00:38:37.060 --> 00:38:39.020
  • And if you wanna grow, you need
  • 00:38:39.020 --> 00:38:40.070
  • to leave here and find somebody
  • 00:38:40.070 --> 00:38:42.000
  • to make peace with.
  • 00:38:42.000 --> 00:38:43.260
  • It doesn't mean you have to
  • 00:38:43.260 --> 00:38:44.200
  • forgive them in a way that means
  • 00:38:44.200 --> 00:38:45.230
  • you hang out.
  • 00:38:45.230 --> 00:38:46.250
  • Forgiveness means I free you of
  • 00:38:46.250 --> 00:38:47.280
  • the debt.
  • 00:38:47.280 --> 00:38:49.060
  • It doesn't mean I absolve you of
  • 00:38:49.060 --> 00:38:50.170
  • every relational boundary I get
  • 00:38:50.170 --> 00:38:52.050
  • to have now.
  • 00:38:52.050 --> 00:38:54.040
  • Also, if it's in a church
  • 00:38:54.040 --> 00:38:55.020
  • context, please don't do this,
  • 00:38:55.020 --> 00:38:56.110
  • just quick pastoral help.
  • 00:38:56.110 --> 00:38:57.140
  • Don't go up to somebody and say,
  • 00:38:57.140 --> 00:38:58.240
  • "Hey, I've hated you for a long
  • 00:38:58.240 --> 00:39:00.100
  • time.
  • 00:39:00.100 --> 00:39:03.070
  • And the pastor said to forgive
  • 00:39:03.070 --> 00:39:04.050
  • so I've hated you, I'm still
  • 00:39:04.050 --> 00:39:05.140
  • gonna hate you, but I forgive
  • 00:39:05.140 --> 00:39:06.120
  • you.
  • 00:39:06.120 --> 00:39:07.080
  • Hope you feel better."
  • 00:39:07.080 --> 00:39:08.030
  • You're like...
  • 00:39:08.030 --> 00:39:08.210
  • Leave feeling worse.
  • 00:39:08.210 --> 00:39:11.040
  • But number one, realize you're
  • 00:39:11.040 --> 00:39:12.010
  • not gonna get everything you
  • 00:39:12.010 --> 00:39:13.000
  • want.
  • 00:39:13.000 --> 00:39:14.230
  • Realize not every fight is your
  • 00:39:14.230 --> 00:39:15.260
  • fight.
  • 00:39:15.260 --> 00:39:16.220
  • Can we please make a decision to
  • 00:39:16.220 --> 00:39:17.210
  • fight together about the right
  • 00:39:17.210 --> 00:39:18.210
  • things?
  • 00:39:18.210 --> 00:39:19.220
  • Let's fight the devil himself.
  • 00:39:19.220 --> 00:39:21.040
  • Let's fight the kingdom of
  • 00:39:21.040 --> 00:39:21.280
  • darkness.
  • 00:39:21.280 --> 00:39:22.240
  • Let's not fight each other about
  • 00:39:22.240 --> 00:39:23.220
  • stuff that we need to get
  • 00:39:23.220 --> 00:39:24.180
  • through and work together for.
  • 00:39:24.180 --> 00:39:26.220
  • And thirdly, as I close, realize
  • 00:39:29.220 --> 00:39:32.220
  • that God's doing more than you
  • 00:39:32.220 --> 00:39:33.230
  • think he is, so keep worshiping,
  • 00:39:33.230 --> 00:39:36.110
  • keep coming to conference, keep
  • 00:39:36.110 --> 00:39:38.160
  • volunteering for church.
  • 00:39:38.160 --> 00:39:40.050
  • Keep fighting the good fight
  • 00:39:40.050 --> 00:39:41.050
  • because the end of this
  • 00:39:41.050 --> 00:39:42.080
  • Scripture where Paul says, "You
  • 00:39:42.080 --> 00:39:43.110
  • can only see part of this," what
  • 00:39:43.110 --> 00:39:45.020
  • he's trying to let them know,
  • 00:39:45.020 --> 00:39:46.040
  • kids don't ever know what's
  • 00:39:46.040 --> 00:39:47.100
  • coming next.
  • 00:39:47.100 --> 00:39:48.190
  • So they always lack trust.
  • 00:39:48.190 --> 00:39:50.000
  • You always have to convince your
  • 00:39:50.000 --> 00:39:51.070
  • children, even though you gave
  • 00:39:51.070 --> 00:39:52.080
  • them life and gave them a house
  • 00:39:52.080 --> 00:39:53.200
  • and give them food, every day
  • 00:39:53.200 --> 00:39:55.130
  • you've gotta re-convince them.
  • 00:39:55.130 --> 00:39:57.220
  • Some Christians are like this.
  • 00:39:57.220 --> 00:39:58.270
  • They grow very slowly because
  • 00:39:58.270 --> 00:40:00.180
  • even though God has moved a
  • 00:40:00.180 --> 00:40:01.230
  • mountain, the next week,
  • 00:40:01.230 --> 00:40:02.230
  • they're, like, "Aghh."
  • 00:40:03.060 --> 00:40:06.060
  • Takes a real Christian to say,
  • 00:40:06.060 --> 00:40:07.120
  • "You know what?
  • 00:40:07.120 --> 00:40:08.070
  • My page is unspectacular.
  • 00:40:08.070 --> 00:40:09.140
  • I'm gonna serve anyway, and I'm
  • 00:40:09.140 --> 00:40:10.290
  • gonna sing anyway, and I'm gonna
  • 00:40:10.290 --> 00:40:12.220
  • worship anyway, and I'm gonna
  • 00:40:12.220 --> 00:40:14.040
  • grow anyway, because I can't see
  • 00:40:14.040 --> 00:40:15.140
  • what God is doing but I know
  • 00:40:15.140 --> 00:40:17.010
  • he's doing it.
  • 00:40:17.010 --> 00:40:17.240
  • I feel like I'm still an addict
  • 00:40:17.240 --> 00:40:19.090
  • but I know I'm free.
  • 00:40:19.090 --> 00:40:20.130
  • I know that my city still looks
  • 00:40:20.130 --> 00:40:21.190
  • broken but I know God is
  • 00:40:21.190 --> 00:40:23.060
  • moving."
  • 00:40:23.060 --> 00:40:23.290
  • Here's what cannot happen when
  • 00:40:23.290 --> 00:40:25.000
  • you leave here.
  • 00:40:25.000 --> 00:40:26.290
  • Do not let what should be one
  • 00:40:26.290 --> 00:40:29.260
  • story wreck your entire life,
  • 00:40:30.190 --> 00:40:33.190
  • narrative, moment.
  • 00:40:33.190 --> 00:40:35.070
  • One season cannot destroy your
  • 00:40:35.070 --> 00:40:36.290
  • entire story.
  • 00:40:36.290 --> 00:40:38.120
  • That's like nine sermons in one.
  • 00:40:38.120 --> 00:40:39.190
  • I got it.
  • 00:40:39.190 --> 00:40:41.240
  • I'm gonna leave you on this but
  • 00:40:41.240 --> 00:40:42.240
  • can you write that down,
  • 00:40:42.240 --> 00:40:43.180
  • somebody?
  • 00:40:43.180 --> 00:40:44.180
  • Pick up your notebook and say,
  • 00:40:44.180 --> 00:40:45.100
  • "Do not allow one season to
  • 00:40:45.100 --> 00:40:47.080
  • destroy my story."
  • 00:40:47.080 --> 00:40:48.270
  • Here's what I mean.
  • 00:40:48.270 --> 00:40:49.200
  • You might be going through
  • 00:40:49.200 --> 00:40:50.120
  • something right now and the
  • 00:40:50.120 --> 00:40:51.160
  • devil wants to tell you that's
  • 00:40:51.160 --> 00:40:52.260
  • your life.
  • 00:40:52.260 --> 00:40:54.010
  • That's what you're going
  • 00:40:54.010 --> 00:40:54.240
  • through.
  • 00:40:54.240 --> 00:40:55.160
  • This is who you are.
  • 00:40:55.160 --> 00:40:56.130
  • Are you sick right now?
  • 00:40:56.130 --> 00:40:57.090
  • You're not gonna stay sick.
  • 00:40:57.090 --> 00:40:58.220
  • Are you struggling financially?
  • 00:40:58.220 --> 00:40:59.260
  • You're not gonna stay struggling
  • 00:40:59.260 --> 00:41:01.100
  • financially.
  • 00:41:01.100 --> 00:41:02.020
  • Don't allow one season to become
  • 00:41:02.020 --> 00:41:05.010
  • your whole story.
  • 00:41:05.010 --> 00:41:07.240
  • It's gonna change.
  • 00:41:07.240 --> 00:41:09.280
  • There are gonna come things, I
  • 00:41:09.280 --> 00:41:10.260
  • guess, in your life at some
  • 00:41:10.260 --> 00:41:11.290
  • point that you can do nothing
  • 00:41:11.290 --> 00:41:13.170
  • about.
  • 00:41:13.170 --> 00:41:14.210
  • I equate it to allergy season.
  • 00:41:14.210 --> 00:41:16.250
  • Anybody else wonder why God did
  • 00:41:16.250 --> 00:41:17.280
  • that?
  • 00:41:17.280 --> 00:41:20.040
  • Every Lentz, we deal with
  • 00:41:20.040 --> 00:41:21.140
  • allergies in a major way.
  • 00:41:21.140 --> 00:41:23.140
  • My son graduated recently.
  • 00:41:23.140 --> 00:41:24.280
  • He stayed home from school.
  • 00:41:24.280 --> 00:41:26.030
  • Laura called me.
  • 00:41:26.030 --> 00:41:27.060
  • She's, like, "You need to call
  • 00:41:27.060 --> 00:41:28.020
  • your boy because he got hit with
  • 00:41:28.020 --> 00:41:29.120
  • the Lentz allergy bug and it's
  • 00:41:29.120 --> 00:41:30.190
  • bad.
  • 00:41:30.190 --> 00:41:31.190
  • It's like the graduation
  • 00:41:31.190 --> 00:41:32.140
  • ceremony."
  • 00:41:32.140 --> 00:41:33.110
  • I went home, looked at my son's
  • 00:41:33.110 --> 00:41:34.120
  • face, and I'm, like, "Yep, bro,
  • 00:41:34.120 --> 00:41:35.210
  • it's bad.
  • 00:41:35.210 --> 00:41:37.120
  • Here's the deal.
  • 00:41:37.120 --> 00:41:38.100
  • I'm gonna let you stay home
  • 00:41:38.100 --> 00:41:39.040
  • today but eventually you've
  • 00:41:39.040 --> 00:41:40.000
  • gotta go.
  • 00:41:40.000 --> 00:41:40.280
  • You're just gonna have to rock
  • 00:41:40.280 --> 00:41:41.280
  • it out with a swollen face
  • 00:41:41.280 --> 00:41:42.280
  • because it happens to us all.
  • 00:41:42.280 --> 00:41:44.180
  • There is no cure 'til we get to
  • 00:41:44.180 --> 00:41:45.220
  • heaven and Lentzes deal with
  • 00:41:45.220 --> 00:41:46.250
  • allergies.
  • 00:41:46.250 --> 00:41:47.230
  • Look how bad his face was, just
  • 00:41:47.230 --> 00:41:48.240
  • to give you context.
  • 00:41:48.240 --> 00:41:49.210
  • Can y'all put that photo up
  • 00:41:49.210 --> 00:41:50.130
  • there?
  • 00:41:51.190 --> 00:41:54.190
  • We let him stay--look at him.
  • 00:41:54.190 --> 00:41:55.220
  • I told him, I was, like, "Make
  • 00:41:55.220 --> 00:41:56.190
  • up a story.
  • 00:41:56.190 --> 00:41:57.130
  • Tell people you got in a fight."
  • 00:41:57.130 --> 00:41:59.120
  • And he wanted to stay home
  • 00:41:59.120 --> 00:42:00.250
  • second day, third day.
  • 00:42:00.250 --> 00:42:02.210
  • Finally goes, "Dad, I don't
  • 00:42:02.210 --> 00:42:03.190
  • wanna go to school.
  • 00:42:03.190 --> 00:42:04.150
  • People are gonna make fun of
  • 00:42:04.150 --> 00:42:05.130
  • me."
  • 00:42:05.130 --> 00:42:06.030
  • And I said, "Son, I get it.
  • 00:42:06.030 --> 00:42:07.070
  • You look like Will Smith in
  • 00:42:07.070 --> 00:42:08.060
  • 'Hitch,' I know."
  • 00:42:08.210 --> 00:42:11.210
  • But I said, "Son, here's the
  • 00:42:11.210 --> 00:42:13.060
  • beautiful thing, okay?
  • 00:42:13.060 --> 00:42:14.250
  • You gotta go to school because
  • 00:42:14.250 --> 00:42:15.180
  • people are gonna keep growing
  • 00:42:15.180 --> 00:42:17.000
  • and people are gonna keep
  • 00:42:17.000 --> 00:42:18.100
  • learning.
  • 00:42:18.100 --> 00:42:19.020
  • And you can't stay at home
  • 00:42:19.020 --> 00:42:20.100
  • because your face is swollen.
  • 00:42:20.100 --> 00:42:22.130
  • So I want you to go to school
  • 00:42:22.130 --> 00:42:23.230
  • and I want you to go in with
  • 00:42:23.230 --> 00:42:24.290
  • your head high, swollen as it
  • 00:42:24.290 --> 00:42:26.070
  • may be, and I want you to find
  • 00:42:26.070 --> 00:42:27.260
  • the people that are laughing and
  • 00:42:27.260 --> 00:42:29.230
  • I want you to tell 'em, 'I know
  • 00:42:29.230 --> 00:42:30.250
  • it's swollen right now but come
  • 00:42:30.250 --> 00:42:32.190
  • see me in July when the weather
  • 00:42:32.190 --> 00:42:34.180
  • changes because you've seen me
  • 00:42:34.180 --> 00:42:36.080
  • like this but I promise you, I'm
  • 00:42:36.080 --> 00:42:38.020
  • a Lentz.
  • 00:42:38.020 --> 00:42:38.260
  • I get to go back to cool.
  • 00:42:38.260 --> 00:42:39.210
  • You've got to stay like you are
  • 00:42:39.210 --> 00:42:40.170
  • forever.'"
  • 00:42:40.170 --> 00:42:41.210
  • So there's gonna come a day when
  • 00:42:41.210 --> 00:42:42.260
  • sometimes you've got to come to
  • 00:42:42.260 --> 00:42:44.030
  • church with a swollen face.
  • 00:42:44.030 --> 00:42:46.040
  • You've got to read the Bible
  • 00:42:46.040 --> 00:42:47.080
  • with a swollen face.
  • 00:42:47.080 --> 00:42:48.250
  • You've got to worship even
  • 00:42:48.250 --> 00:42:49.290
  • though you can't feel it because
  • 00:42:49.290 --> 00:42:51.200
  • you know God is working even
  • 00:42:51.200 --> 00:42:53.290
  • when I can't see you.
  • 00:42:54.230 --> 00:42:57.230
  • You've been carrying something,
  • 00:42:57.230 --> 00:42:59.040
  • nobody knows about it.
  • 00:42:59.040 --> 00:43:00.030
  • Go tell somebody.
  • 00:43:00.030 --> 00:43:01.150
  • You're not gonna stay like that.
  • 00:43:01.150 --> 00:43:04.020
  • Don't let one season dictate
  • 00:43:04.020 --> 00:43:05.150
  • your whole story.
  • 00:43:05.190 --> 00:43:08.190
  • Our God is better than that.
  • 00:43:08.190 --> 00:43:09.240
  • Turn the page.
  • 00:43:09.240 --> 00:43:11.100
  • You're an overcomer.
  • 00:43:11.100 --> 00:43:12.090
  • Turn the page.
  • 00:43:12.090 --> 00:43:13.130
  • Greater is he that is in you
  • 00:43:13.130 --> 00:43:14.120
  • than he that is in that trial.
  • 00:43:14.120 --> 00:43:16.030
  • Turn the page.
  • 00:43:16.030 --> 00:43:17.070
  • Our God is a healer.
  • 00:43:17.070 --> 00:43:18.050
  • Even when you're sick, he's your
  • 00:43:18.050 --> 00:43:19.060
  • healer.
  • 00:43:19.060 --> 00:43:20.020
  • Our God is the chain-breaker.
  • 00:43:20.020 --> 00:43:21.150
  • Even when you feel tied up, turn
  • 00:43:21.150 --> 00:43:22.270
  • the page.
  • 00:43:22.270 --> 00:43:23.210
  • Maybe you're in here and your
  • 00:43:23.210 --> 00:43:24.260
  • spouse is not saved.
  • 00:43:24.260 --> 00:43:26.020
  • He is the God that saves the
  • 00:43:26.020 --> 00:43:27.180
  • entire household.
  • 00:43:27.180 --> 00:43:28.260
  • You keep on coming.
  • 00:43:28.260 --> 00:43:29.230
  • Turn the page.
  • 00:43:29.230 --> 00:43:30.150
  • If you believe it in this place,
  • 00:43:30.150 --> 00:43:31.180
  • can you lift up a shout like you
  • 00:43:31.180 --> 00:43:33.130
  • mean it and then we're gonna
  • 00:43:33.130 --> 00:43:34.240
  • sing whatever y'all want.
  • 00:43:34.240 --> 00:43:36.220
  • C'mon down here and sing this as
  • 00:43:36.220 --> 00:43:38.220
  • loud as you can.
  • 00:43:38.220 --> 00:43:39.240
  • Sing it to your own soul.
  • 00:43:39.240 --> 00:43:41.110
  • I want you even now to lift your
  • 00:43:41.110 --> 00:43:42.090
  • hands and begin to cry out to
  • 00:43:42.090 --> 00:43:44.030
  • heaven because we got a moment
  • 00:43:44.030 --> 00:43:45.140
  • in here to believe that our God
  • 00:43:45.140 --> 00:43:47.290
  • is gonna change something in our
  • 00:43:47.290 --> 00:43:49.030
  • lives that nobody else can.
  • 00:43:49.030 --> 00:43:50.150
  • I see you move,
  • 00:43:52.290 --> 00:43:55.100
  • you moved the mountain.
  • 00:43:55.100 --> 00:43:58.050
  • And I believe I'll see you
  • 00:43:58.170 --> 00:44:01.190
  • do it again.
  • 00:44:01.190 --> 00:44:03.280
  • You made a way
  • 00:44:03.280 --> 00:44:06.110
  • where there was no way,
  • 00:44:06.110 --> 00:44:09.060
  • and I believe I'll see you
  • 00:44:09.280 --> 00:44:12.280
  • do it again.
  • 00:44:12.280 --> 00:44:15.030
  • I see you move,
  • 00:44:15.030 --> 00:44:17.170
  • you moved the mountain.
  • 00:44:17.200 --> 00:44:20.200
  • And I believe I'll see you
  • 00:44:21.020 --> 00:44:24.020
  • do it again.
  • 00:44:24.020 --> 00:44:26.040
  • You made a way
  • 00:44:26.040 --> 00:44:28.200
  • where there was no way,
  • 00:44:28.200 --> 00:44:31.100
  • and I believe
  • 00:44:31.100 --> 00:44:34.070
  • I'll see you do it again.
  • 00:44:36.190 --> 00:44:39.190
  • I'll see you do it again.
  • 00:44:43.130 --> 00:44:46.130
  • Your promise still stands.
  • 00:45:00.030 --> 00:45:03.010
  • Great is your faithfulness,
  • 00:45:04.000 --> 00:45:07.000
  • faithfulness.
  • 00:45:08.110 --> 00:45:11.110
  • I'm still in your hands.
  • 00:45:11.110 --> 00:45:14.110
  • This is my confidence,
  • 00:45:14.210 --> 00:45:17.210
  • you never fail.
  • 00:45:20.000 --> 00:45:23.000
  • Your promise still stands.
  • 00:45:23.000 --> 00:45:25.100
  • Great is your faithfulness,
  • 00:45:26.080 --> 00:45:29.080
  • faithfulness.
  • 00:45:30.050 --> 00:45:33.050
  • I'm still in your hands.
  • 00:45:33.200 --> 00:45:36.200
  • This is my confidence,
  • 00:45:37.170 --> 00:45:40.170
  • you've never failed me yet.
  • 00:45:41.260 --> 00:45:44.260
  • - Rich: The season does not
  • 00:45:44.260 --> 00:45:45.230
  • define your story.
  • 00:45:45.230 --> 00:45:46.280
  • It's time to turn the page.
  • 00:45:46.280 --> 00:45:49.280
  • So come on, with your hands
  • 00:45:49.280 --> 00:45:50.180
  • lifted up, let me pray for you
  • 00:45:50.180 --> 00:45:51.140
  • right now.
  • 00:45:51.140 --> 00:45:52.140
  • Lord, I pray for every person in
  • 00:45:52.140 --> 00:45:53.230
  • this place that, Lord, we would
  • 00:45:53.230 --> 00:45:55.260
  • catch this revelation, Lord,
  • 00:45:55.260 --> 00:45:57.050
  • that you don't visit us and then
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  • abandon us but you walk with us.
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  • Today, Lord, I pray that we
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  • would be activists, not
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  • angryists, that we would fight
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  • the right fight, Lord.
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  • That we'd fight the fight of
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  • faith, Lord.
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  • That we would move forward from
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  • grace to grace, from glory to
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  • glory, God.
  • 00:46:12.220 --> 00:46:15.040
  • And I pray, Lord, that we would
  • 00:46:15.040 --> 00:46:16.020
  • be a people that even when our
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  • face is swollen, even when we
  • 00:46:18.100 --> 00:46:20.060
  • are carrying the troubles of
  • 00:46:20.060 --> 00:46:21.200
  • this life, the challenges of
  • 00:46:21.200 --> 00:46:23.030
  • this world, that when our faith
  • 00:46:23.030 --> 00:46:24.210
  • is tested, Lord, we could still
  • 00:46:24.210 --> 00:46:27.010
  • be trusted because we're a
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  • people that we know how to
  • 00:46:28.110 --> 00:46:29.260
  • worship even when we're swollen,
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  • even with the black eye, even
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  • with the different scars that
  • 00:46:33.190 --> 00:46:35.150
  • we're carrying.
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  • Today, Lord, may we be those
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  • people 'cause we know that
  • 00:46:37.270 --> 00:46:39.280
  • there's a story in front of us.
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  • We're gonna turn the page.
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  • We're gonna turn the page.
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  • We receive this today in Jesus,
  • 00:46:46.080 --> 00:46:47.270
  • in Jesus' mighty name.
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  • C'mon, church, can we go ahead
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  • and let out a roar for the name
  • 00:46:51.120 --> 00:46:52.220
  • of Jesus Christ, c'mon?
  • 00:46:52.220 --> 00:46:55.000
  • C'mon, we praise him because we
  • 00:46:55.000 --> 00:46:56.040
  • believe he's doing something on
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  • the inside.
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  • C'mon, can we give him a shout
  • 00:46:58.090 --> 00:46:59.180
  • because the Bible says: "Let the
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  • redeemed of the Lord say so."
  • 00:47:02.210 --> 00:47:05.210
  • I can't choose my situation but
  • 00:47:05.210 --> 00:47:08.010
  • I can always choose my spirit.
  • 00:47:09.210 --> 00:47:12.210
  • And I really believe that that
  • 00:47:12.210 --> 00:47:13.270
  • was a message that not only was
  • 00:47:14.160 --> 00:47:17.160
  • it exciting and not only was it
  • 00:47:17.160 --> 00:47:19.020
  • dynamic but I actually believe
  • 00:47:19.020 --> 00:47:20.110
  • there was such practical content
  • 00:47:20.110 --> 00:47:23.100
  • in that message for those of us
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  • that are doing life within
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  • community and in church.
  • 00:47:25.260 --> 00:47:28.090
  • I just--I so appreciate Carl
  • 00:47:28.090 --> 00:47:29.260
  • because I know for me in my
  • 00:47:29.260 --> 00:47:31.240
  • life, there's just moments that
  • 00:47:31.240 --> 00:47:33.220
  • we can start to let a little
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  • root of an offense get in.
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  • A little bit of unforgiveness
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  • and all that offense does, I say
  • 00:47:38.110 --> 00:47:39.190
  • to our church all the time, it
  • 00:47:39.190 --> 00:47:40.230
  • just builds a fence around us.
  • 00:47:40.230 --> 00:47:43.040
  • It isolates us.
  • 00:47:43.040 --> 00:47:44.230
  • We push back from people, we
  • 00:47:44.230 --> 00:47:46.160
  • drift from people.
  • 00:47:46.160 --> 00:47:48.120
  • And we start to say, "Man, I'm
  • 00:47:48.120 --> 00:47:49.230
  • right and I'm justified," but
  • 00:47:49.230 --> 00:47:52.030
  • c'mon, man, what is that gonna
  • 00:47:52.030 --> 00:47:53.140
  • do for you?
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  • Does it feel good to know that
  • 00:47:54.270 --> 00:47:55.250
  • you're justified in your
  • 00:47:55.250 --> 00:47:56.260
  • offense?
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  • All right, now you know that but
  • 00:47:58.060 --> 00:47:59.080
  • now you gotta get past it.
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  • You've gotta forgive.
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  • You've gotta let go.
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  • C'mon, while we were cursing his
  • 00:48:03.010 --> 00:48:05.150
  • name, while we were crucifying
  • 00:48:05.150 --> 00:48:07.180
  • Jesus, he was forgiving us.
  • 00:48:07.180 --> 00:48:09.190
  • Has anybody ever put real nails
  • 00:48:09.190 --> 00:48:11.130
  • in your hands or real nails in
  • 00:48:11.130 --> 00:48:13.040
  • your feet?
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  • I don't think so.
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  • So if Jesus could forgive from
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  • the cross, I think you could
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  • forgive from your circumstance,
  • 00:48:18.250 --> 00:48:20.160
  • from your situation.
  • 00:48:20.160 --> 00:48:21.230
  • You could make a decision today:
  • 00:48:21.230 --> 00:48:23.220
  • "I'm not gonna let offense get
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  • [music]
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  • - Rich: Well, hey, welcome
  • 00:48:32.020 --> 00:48:32.250
  • back.
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  • We are having the best time ever
  • 00:48:33.200 --> 00:48:34.180
  • at Vous Conference and, man,
  • 00:48:34.180 --> 00:48:36.030
  • what an incredible sermon we
  • 00:48:36.030 --> 00:48:37.160
  • just heard.
  • 00:48:37.160 --> 00:48:38.090
  • I'm sitting here with my main
  • 00:48:38.090 --> 00:48:39.180
  • man, Carl Lentz, and what an
  • 00:48:39.200 --> 00:48:42.200
  • incredible talk, man, "Turn the
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  • Page."
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  • Maybe just--what were you
  • 00:48:45.110 --> 00:48:46.280
  • feeling in there today during
  • 00:48:46.280 --> 00:48:48.010
  • conference?
  • 00:48:48.010 --> 00:48:49.180
  • - Carl: Well, firstly, I love
  • 00:48:49.180 --> 00:48:51.050
  • you and it's been an honor to be
  • 00:48:51.050 --> 00:48:52.160
  • here.
  • 00:48:52.160 --> 00:48:53.120
  • I think I've seen this
  • 00:48:53.120 --> 00:48:55.290
  • conference literally do what I
  • 00:48:55.290 --> 00:48:57.180
  • was trying to preach about which
  • 00:48:57.180 --> 00:48:58.230
  • is not settle for wherever you
  • 00:48:58.230 --> 00:49:01.100
  • are, good or bad.
  • 00:49:01.100 --> 00:49:03.110
  • We think God has more.
  • 00:49:03.110 --> 00:49:04.210
  • So it was really cool to see
  • 00:49:04.210 --> 00:49:05.280
  • people hopefully get something
  • 00:49:05.280 --> 00:49:07.120
  • out of the message.
  • 00:49:07.120 --> 00:49:08.060
  • As you know, our messages tend
  • 00:49:08.060 --> 00:49:09.220
  • to be what they are, but God,
  • 00:49:09.220 --> 00:49:11.210
  • you know, breathes on things and
  • 00:49:11.210 --> 00:49:13.080
  • blesses things and our hope is
  • 00:49:13.080 --> 00:49:15.170
  • that whether you're a Christian
  • 00:49:15.170 --> 00:49:16.230
  • and you've been doing well, I
  • 00:49:16.230 --> 00:49:18.100
  • think we could turn the page and
  • 00:49:18.100 --> 00:49:19.150
  • believe God for more.
  • 00:49:19.150 --> 00:49:20.170
  • And if you're not a Christian or
  • 00:49:20.170 --> 00:49:21.180
  • maybe someone was at that
  • 00:49:21.180 --> 00:49:22.180
  • conference or even watching on
  • 00:49:22.180 --> 00:49:23.210
  • TV, there's something, you know,
  • 00:49:23.210 --> 00:49:26.100
  • beyond what you see today.
  • 00:49:26.100 --> 00:49:27.210
  • And that's the most encouraging
  • 00:49:27.210 --> 00:49:28.250
  • thing for me as a Christian
  • 00:49:28.250 --> 00:49:29.280
  • 'cause I always have something
  • 00:49:29.280 --> 00:49:31.060
  • to go to in Jesus that's better
  • 00:49:31.060 --> 00:49:32.270
  • than what I'm dealing with right
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  • now, so--and I got a lot of
  • 00:49:34.190 --> 00:49:36.060
  • bracelets too.
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  • - Rich: A whole lot of
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  • bracelets.
  • 00:49:37.160 --> 00:49:38.080
  • - Carl: So shout out to Ryan
  • 00:49:38.080 --> 00:49:39.000
  • Good, which is a lot better than
  • 00:49:39.000 --> 00:49:39.230
  • your bracelet, what would Jesus
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  • do?
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  • This is about what Jesus has
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  • done.
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  • - Rich: It's the new school.
  • 00:49:42.280 --> 00:49:43.230
  • - Carl: "For God so loved."
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  • What would Jesus do?
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  • We know what he did.
  • 00:49:45.090 --> 00:49:46.000
  • He died.
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  • That's why this bracelet's--
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  • - Rich: I like that.
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  • Thank you for correcting my
  • 00:49:48.150 --> 00:49:49.080
  • theology on my bracelet.
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  • - Carl: It's fine.
  • 00:49:50.030 --> 00:49:51.050
  • - Rich: Hey, one of the things
  • 00:49:51.050 --> 00:49:52.030
  • you were saying today that I
  • 00:49:52.030 --> 00:49:52.240
  • just enjoyed so much.
  • 00:49:52.240 --> 00:49:53.220
  • I know people that are watching
  • 00:49:53.220 --> 00:49:54.210
  • at home tonight probably caught
  • 00:49:54.210 --> 00:49:56.260
  • as well, is that--I love that
  • 00:49:56.260 --> 00:49:58.020
  • statement that, you know, we
  • 00:49:58.020 --> 00:49:59.110
  • don't get to choose all of our
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  • situations but we do get to
  • 00:50:00.090 --> 00:50:01.120
  • choose our spirit.
  • 00:50:01.120 --> 00:50:02.220
  • Maybe just talk about that for a
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  • moment, what that really means
  • 00:50:03.240 --> 00:50:05.010
  • for all of us.
  • 00:50:05.010 --> 00:50:06.000
  • - Carl: I think some people
  • 00:50:06.000 --> 00:50:07.040
  • still think that Jesus owes them
  • 00:50:07.040 --> 00:50:09.210
  • a better situation.
  • 00:50:09.210 --> 00:50:11.060
  • And I think, although I believe
  • 00:50:11.060 --> 00:50:12.180
  • it's true in its essence because
  • 00:50:12.180 --> 00:50:14.120
  • any situation with Jesus in it
  • 00:50:14.120 --> 00:50:16.010
  • is better, sometimes we look at
  • 00:50:16.010 --> 00:50:18.060
  • things like I need a better job
  • 00:50:18.060 --> 00:50:19.120
  • and I need more money and I need
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  • this.
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  • And some of that stuff is okay
  • 00:50:21.260 --> 00:50:22.280
  • but, at the end of the day,
  • 00:50:22.280 --> 00:50:24.050
  • sometimes it's just not gonna
  • 00:50:24.050 --> 00:50:25.080
  • change because life is life.
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  • It happens to us all.
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  • But because we know Jesus, you
  • 00:50:28.080 --> 00:50:29.190
  • can look at the exact same
  • 00:50:29.190 --> 00:50:30.220
  • situation with a new spirit and
  • 00:50:30.220 --> 00:50:33.200
  • have some effectiveness simply
  • 00:50:33.200 --> 00:50:35.260
  • because you get to walk with
  • 00:50:35.260 --> 00:50:36.260
  • Jesus.
  • 00:50:36.260 --> 00:50:37.200
  • So for me, if you're dealing
  • 00:50:37.200 --> 00:50:39.030
  • with somebody in our church,
  • 00:50:39.030 --> 00:50:40.150
  • like we are, who has got cancer,
  • 00:50:40.150 --> 00:50:41.290
  • we're gonna pray that you're
  • 00:50:41.290 --> 00:50:43.000
  • gonna be healed but if the
  • 00:50:43.000 --> 00:50:44.120
  • situation doesn't change, your
  • 00:50:44.120 --> 00:50:45.290
  • spirit and your soul can know
  • 00:50:45.290 --> 00:50:48.100
  • that Jesus is your healer and
  • 00:50:48.100 --> 00:50:49.240
  • that takes the power from the
  • 00:50:49.240 --> 00:50:50.270
  • situation and puts it back on
  • 00:50:50.270 --> 00:50:52.090
  • Jesus, and I think that's what
  • 00:50:52.090 --> 00:50:53.160
  • kind of, you know, faith we
  • 00:50:53.160 --> 00:50:55.130
  • stand in today that, God, we
  • 00:50:55.130 --> 00:50:58.130
  • love you, we're believing for
  • 00:50:58.130 --> 00:50:59.190
  • the best but if he never did
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  • another thing, I'm gonna focus
  • 00:51:00.210 --> 00:51:01.260
  • on what you've already done.
  • 00:51:01.260 --> 00:51:03.010
  • And my life's gonna change
  • 00:51:03.010 --> 00:51:04.090
  • because of that.
  • 00:51:04.090 --> 00:51:05.140
  • - Rich: That's so amazing.
  • 00:51:05.140 --> 00:51:06.140
  • We're so grateful that you're
  • 00:51:06.140 --> 00:51:07.130
  • here at Vous Conference and
  • 00:51:07.130 --> 00:51:08.130
  • every year that you come and you
  • 00:51:08.130 --> 00:51:10.020
  • make such an impact and so we
  • 00:51:10.020 --> 00:51:11.060
  • honor you.
  • 00:51:11.060 --> 00:51:12.120
  • We say thank you and I know
  • 00:51:12.120 --> 00:51:13.230
  • those of you that are watching
  • 00:51:13.230 --> 00:51:14.260
  • tonight, I know that you're
  • 00:51:14.260 --> 00:51:15.290
  • being encouraged.
  • 00:51:15.290 --> 00:51:17.040
  • And I just wanna challenge you
  • 00:51:17.040 --> 00:51:18.110
  • right now, man, don't change the
  • 00:51:18.110 --> 00:51:19.210
  • channel.
  • 00:51:19.210 --> 00:51:20.120
  • There's so much more great stuff
  • 00:51:20.120 --> 00:51:21.100
  • coming right here on TBN.
  • 00:51:21.100 --> 00:51:22.220
  • But thank you so much for
  • 00:51:22.220 --> 00:51:23.200
  • watching this evening.
  • 00:51:23.200 --> 00:51:24.250
  • Don't change the channel.
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  • [music]
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  • You were the word
  • 00:51:32.240 --> 00:51:34.130
  • at the beginning.
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  • One with God the Lord
  • 00:51:38.170 --> 00:51:41.170
  • most high.
  • 00:51:44.000 --> 00:51:47.000
  • Your hidden glory
  • 00:51:47.000 --> 00:51:48.190
  • in creation
  • 00:51:49.130 --> 00:51:52.130
  • now revealed in you
  • 00:51:52.130 --> 00:51:55.130
  • our Christ.
  • 00:51:55.130 --> 00:51:58.020
  • What a beautiful name it is.
  • 00:51:58.190 --> 00:52:01.210
  • What a beautiful name it is.
  • 00:52:01.280 --> 00:52:04.280
  • The name of Jesus Christ,
  • 00:52:06.120 --> 00:52:09.120
  • my--
  • 00:52:09.120 --> 00:52:10.210
  • - female: C'mon, we sing it
  • 00:52:10.210 --> 00:52:11.170
  • out.
  • 00:52:11.170 --> 00:52:12.160
  • What a beautiful name it is.
  • 00:52:12.230 --> 00:52:15.230
  • Nothing compares to this.
  • 00:52:16.040 --> 00:52:19.040
  • What a beautiful name it is,
  • 00:52:19.180 --> 00:52:22.180
  • You didn't want heaven
  • 00:52:32.270 --> 00:52:34.270
  • without us.
  • 00:52:34.270 --> 00:52:37.270
  • So Jesus,
  • 00:52:37.270 --> 00:52:38.250
  • you brought heaven down.
  • 00:52:43.100 --> 00:52:46.100
  • My sin was great,
  • 00:52:46.100 --> 00:52:48.030
  • your love was greater.
  • 00:52:49.020 --> 00:52:52.020
  • What could
  • 00:52:52.020 --> 00:52:52.290
  • separate us now?
  • 00:52:54.230 --> 00:52:57.230
  • What a wonderful name it is.
  • 00:52:58.100 --> 00:53:01.120
  • What a wonderful name it is,
  • 00:53:01.210 --> 00:53:04.210
  • the name of Jesus Christ,
  • 00:53:06.100 --> 00:53:09.100
  • my King.
  • 00:53:09.100 --> 00:53:11.270
  • What a wonderful name it is.
  • 00:53:12.220 --> 00:53:15.220
  • Nothing compares to this.
  • 00:53:15.250 --> 00:53:18.250
  • What a wonderful name it is,
  • 00:53:19.010 --> 00:53:22.010
  • the name of Jesus.
  • 00:53:23.010 --> 00:53:26.010
  • What a wonderful name it is,
  • 00:53:26.030 --> 00:53:29.030
  • - female: Oh, we sing of who
  • 00:53:44.230 --> 00:53:46.020
  • you are, Jesus.
  • 00:53:46.020 --> 00:53:48.270
  • We sing of your love, God.
  • 00:53:49.110 --> 00:53:52.110
  • All you've done in my heart,
  • 00:53:52.110 --> 00:53:54.230
  • Jesus.
  • 00:53:59.180 --> 00:54:02.200
  • Oh, we lift your name, Lord.
  • 00:54:02.220 --> 00:54:05.220
  • C'mon, we get to sing your song
  • 00:54:06.000 --> 00:54:09.000
  • for we lift your name, Jesus.
  • 00:54:10.060 --> 00:54:13.060
  • We declare this again.
  • 00:54:13.060 --> 00:54:15.210
  • C'mon.
  • 00:54:15.210 --> 00:54:16.040
  • Death could not hold you.
  • 00:54:16.080 --> 00:54:19.080
  • The veil tore before you.
  • 00:54:19.240 --> 00:54:22.240
  • You silenced the boast
  • 00:54:22.240 --> 00:54:25.060
  • of sin and grave.
  • 00:54:26.230 --> 00:54:29.230
  • The heavens are roaring
  • 00:54:30.100 --> 00:54:33.100
  • the praise of your glory
  • 00:54:33.270 --> 00:54:36.270
  • for you are
  • 00:54:36.270 --> 00:54:38.090
  • raised to life again.
  • 00:54:40.290 --> 00:54:43.290
  • You have no rival.
  • 00:54:44.200 --> 00:54:47.200
  • You have no equal.
  • 00:54:48.030 --> 00:54:51.030
  • Now and forever,
  • 00:54:51.080 --> 00:54:54.080
  • God, you reign.
  • 00:54:55.060 --> 00:54:58.060
  • Yours is the kingdom,
  • 00:54:58.180 --> 00:55:01.200
  • yours is the glory,
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  • yours is the name
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  • above all names.
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  • What a powerful name it is.
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  • What a powerful name it is,
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  • the name of Jesus Christ,
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  • my King.
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  • What a powerful name it is.
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  • Nothing can stand against.
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  • What a powerful name it is.
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  • - female: C'mon, with one
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  • voice, let's sing it out, "He
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  • has no rival."
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  • And you have no rival.
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  • You have no equal.
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  • Now and forever,
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  • God, you reign.
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  • Yours is the kingdom,
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  • yours is the glory,
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  • yours is the name
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  • above all names.
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  • What a powerful name it is.
  • 00:56:09.010 --> 00:56:12.010
  • What a powerful name it is,
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  • the name of Jesus Christ,
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  • the King.
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  • What a powerful name it is.
  • 00:56:23.120 --> 00:56:26.120
  • Nothing can stand against.
  • 00:56:26.160 --> 00:56:29.160
  • What a powerful name it is,
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  • the name of Jesus.
  • 00:56:33.190 --> 00:56:36.190
  • What a powerful name it is,
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  • the name of Jesus.
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  • - female: C'mon, give God a
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  • shout of praise.
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  • We love your name,
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  • Jesus, Jesus.
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