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August 31, 2019
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Inspire with Mike Kai

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At The Table Part 2

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  • [GENTLE ELECTRONIC MUSIC]
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  • - WHEN I FIRST GAVE MY LIFE TO JESUS, AT THE AGE OF 21,
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  • I HAD NOT GROWN AS MUCH AS I THOUGHT I WAS GROWING,
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
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  • WHEN YOU FINALLY GET INTO A CONNECT GROUP OR A SMALL GROUP,
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  • AND THEN YOU START SERVING, THEN YOU REALIZE
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  • HOW MUCH YOU MISSED ALL ALONG,
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  • AND YOU WEREN'T REALLY GROWING LIKE YOU COULD'VE GROWN,
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO ME.
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  • ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME
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  • WAS I DECIDED THAT I WOULDN'T JUST GO TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY.
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  • SUNDAY WAS NOT ENOUGH, I MEAN SUNDAY WAS GREAT,
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  • BUT SUNDAY WAS NOT ENOUGH.
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  • I NEED TO GET INVOLVED IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH,
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  • AND WHEN I WENT, AND I STARTED CHANGING,
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  • IT'S ALL OF A SUDDEN IT'S LIKE GOD PUT FERTILIZER
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  • ALL OVER MY PLANT, AND I STARTED TO GROW
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  • LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
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  • SO I WANT YOU TO OPEN YOUR BIBLES TO MATTHEW 13,
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  • MATTHEW 13 AND I WANT YOU TO GO TO VERSE 1, OF COURSE,
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  • AND WE'RE GONNA GO THROUGH
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  • WHAT WAS REFERRED TO AS THE PARABLE OF THE SOILS,
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  • AND FOUR DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOILS.
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  • WHAT YOU'RE GONNA READ IS YOU'RE GONNA READ ABOUT
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  • THREE SOILS THAT WERE NOT GOOD,
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  • THEY'RE NOT THE IDEAL SITUATIONS IN ORDER TO PLANT SEED.
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  • THE OTHER SOIL WOULD BE THE BEST SOIL,
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  • AND THAT IS THE GOOD SOIL.
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  • WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT THE THREE SOILS
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  • THAT DON'T PRODUCE ANY FRUIT IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • SO THE FIRST ONE, WHAT WE HAVE IS IN VERSE 1,
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  • IT SAID THAT LATER THAT SAME DAY,
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  • JESUS LEFT THE HOUSE AND SAT BESIDE THE LAKE,
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  • AND A LARGE CROWD SOON GATHERED AROUND HIM.
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  • SO HE GOT INTO A BOAT. HE OFTEN DID THAT.
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  • HE OFTEN, IF YOU READ IN THE GOSPELS,
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  • HE WENT AWAY TO BE ALONE, AND HE COULD NOT BE ALONE,
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  • NOBODY WOULD LEAVE HIM ALONE.
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  • SO WHAT HE WOULD DO IS HE WOULD GET INTO A BOAT IN THE LAKE,
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  • THE LAKE OF GALILEE, THE SEA OF GALILEE,
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  • ROW OUT JUST A LITTLE BIT, AND THAT WOULD BE HIS PULPIT.
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  • AND THEN HE WOULD BEGIN TO TEACH THE PEOPLE.
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  • AND THEN IT SAID IN VERSE 2,
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  • A LARGE CROWD SOON GATHERED AROUND HIM,
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  • SO HE GOT INTO A BOAT, AND THEN HE SAT THERE AND TAUGHT
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  • AS THE PEOPLE STOOD ON THE SHORE.
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  • AND HE TOLD MANY STORIES IN THE FORM OF PARABLES.
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  • A PARABLE IS A STORY WITH A SPIRITUAL TRUTH IN IT,
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  • THAT'S WHAT A PARABLE IS.
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  • JESUS WOULD TALK STORY, JESUS WOULD TELL STORIES.
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  • AND I THINK SOMETIMES WE LEARN THE BEST THROUGH STORIES.
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  • LIKE FOR ME, I LEARN THE BEST THROUGH HISTORICAL FICTION.
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  • LIKE IF I WANNA READ SOMETHING,
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  • I DON'T WANNA JUST READ HISTORY,
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  • I WANNA READ HISTORICAL FICTION,
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  • 'CAUSE THEN THEY'RE GONNA WRAP A STORY AROUND THE FACTS.
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  • AND SO JESUS IS GIVING US SOME HISTORICAL FACTS.
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  • REALLY HE'S GIVING US A STORY BUT WITH SPIRITUAL TRUTH.
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  • HE TOLD MANY STORIES IN THE FORMS OF PARABLES,
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  • SUCH AS THIS ONE, AND LISTEN,
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  • A FARMER WENT OUT TO PLANT SOME SEEDS.
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  • SO EVERYBODY SAY FARMER. - CONGREGATION: FARMER.
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  • - SAY SEEDS. - CONGREGATION: SEEDS .
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  • - IF YOU AIN'T GOT NO SEEDS, YOU CAN'T FARM.
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  • SIMPLE AS THAT, A FARMER'S GOTTA HAVE SEED.
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  • IF THE FARMER HAS NO MORE SEED,
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  • THAT FARMER'S GONNA BE BROKE.
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  • OKAY BECAUSE SEED WAS MONEY.
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  • IN FACT, SEED WAS YOUR FUTURE.
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  • THAT IF YOU HAD NO MORE SEED, YOU HAD NO MORE FUTURE,
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  • 'CAUSE YOU HAD NOTHING TO SCATTER, YOU HAD
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  • NOTHING TO PLANT. WHEN YOU'VE GOT SEED TO PLANT,
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  • THAT'S YOUR FUTURE COMING UP IN ABOUT SIX TO NINE MONTHS,
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  • THAT'S YOUR FUTURE.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY THEY ALWAYS HAD TO HAVE SEED.
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  • NOW I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT MONSANTO,
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  • BUT I'M TALKING ABOUT LIKE THE REAL SEED, OKAY.
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  • I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT GENETICALLY IMPROVED
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  • OR MODIFIED SEED.
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE REAL SEED, "GLUTENLESS" SEED.
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  • ANYWAY, MOVING RIGHT ALONG.
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  • A FARMER WENT OUT TO PLANT SOME SEEDS,
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  • AND HE SCATTERED THEM ACROSS HIS FIELDS.
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  • SOME SEEDS FELL ON A FOOT PATH,
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  • AND THE BIRDS CAME AND ATE THEM.
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  • THIS IS ONE SOIL, THE FOOT PATH.
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  • OTHER SEEDS FELL ON SHALLOW SOIL, WITH UNDERLYING ROCK.
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  • THE SEEDS SPROUTED QUICKLY BECAUSE THE SOIL WAS SHALLOW,
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  • BUT THE PLANTS SOON WILTED UNDER THE HOT SUN.
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  • AND SINCE THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY DEEP ROOTS, THEY DIED.
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  • AND OTHER SEEDS FEEL AMONG THORNS THAT GREW UP
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  • AND CHOKED OUT THE TENDER PLANTS.
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  • SO I WANNA JUST PAUSE HERE, SO THERE'S THREE KIND OF SEEDS,
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  • THREE TYPE OF SOILS.
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  • ONE IS THE THORNY GROUND, THE ONES THAT CHOKED UP THE SEEDS.
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  • THE OTHER ONE WAS THE SEEDS THAT FELL ON SHALLOW SOIL,
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  • BUT WITH UNDERLYING ROCK, BUT THERE WAS NO ROOTS,
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  • SO IT DIDN'T GROW, AND THE SUN BEAT ON IT,
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  • AND THEN IT DIED AND IT WITHERED.
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  • AND THE THIRD ONE THAT WE TALKED ABOUT,
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  • WHICH IS ACTUALLY THE FIRST ONE,
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  • AND THAT IS THE ONE ON THE FOOTPATH.
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  • SO I WANT YOU TO SEE THE PICTURE, IF WE'VE GOT IT.
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  • AND YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT LIKE A FARMER
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  • IS GOING TO SCATTER SEED.
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  • BUT HE'S NOT JUST SCATTERING SEED, JUST DOING THIS,
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  • THERE'S PICTURES ALL OVER GOOGLE OF A LIKE A FARMER,
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  • JUST SCATTERING SEED.
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  • I'M SURE THERE MIGHT BE CERTAIN TYPES OF CROPS
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  • THAT YOU MIGHT SCATTER SEED,
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  • BUT HE ACTUALLY WAS GOING WITH A PLOW,
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  • AND HE WOULD PLOW THROUGH THE GROUND,
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  • AND HE WOULD HAVE DONKEY PULLING IT,
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  • OR HE WOULD HAVE AN OXEN PULLING IT,
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  • AND HE WOULD BREAK UP THE GROUND.
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  • AND RIGHT BEHIND HIM,
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  • THE FARMER WOULD ACTUALLY DROP HIS SEED IN IT,
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  • AND HE WOULD POUR HIS SEED IN IT.
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  • HE WOULD BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL NOT WASTE THAT SEED,
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  • 'CAUSE REMEMBER, THAT SEED IS YOUR FUTURE.
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  • YOU DON'T WANNA WASTE IT.
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  • AND SO 90% NORMALLY OF THAT SEED WOULD FALL
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  • WHERE IT NEEDED TO FALL.
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  • AND THEN THE REST, YOU WOULD HAVE TO DEPEND UPON GOD,
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  • YOU WOULD HAVE TO DEPEND ON UPON GOD FOR THE RAIN,
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  • YOU HAVE TO DEPEND UPON GOD TO HOLD BACK FLOODS,
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  • AND THERE'S NO PESTICIDES, NO HERBICIDES BACK IN THE DAY,
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  • THERE WAS NO ROUNDUP RIGHT?
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  • SO YOU HAD TO BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL,
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  • AND VERY, VERY DILIGENT TO DO WHAT YOU DID.
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  • AND SO NOW WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS THE OTHER 10%
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  • THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT TO WHERE IT NEEDED TO BE.
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  • IT FELL ON THE ROCKY SOIL, OR IT FELL ON THE HARD PATH,
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  • OR IT FELL, OR THE BIRDS CAME AND STOLE IT, WHATEVER IT WAS.
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  • BUT IN VERSE 8, INSTEAD STILL OTHER SEEDS FELL
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  • ON FERTILE SOIL, AND THEY KEPT PRODUCING A CROP
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  • THAT WAS 30, 60, AND EVEN 100 TIMES
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  • AS MUCH AS HAD BEEN PLANTED.
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  • ANYONE WITH EARS TO HEAR SHOULD LISTEN AND UNDERSTAND.
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  • AND HIS DISCIPLES CAME AND ASKED HIM,
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  • "WHY DO YOU USE PARABLES TO TALK TO THE PEOPLE?"
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  • AND HE SAID, "YOU ARE PERMITTED TO UNDERSTAND THE SECRETS
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  • "OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, BUT OTHERS ARE NOT."
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  • AND I'M GONNA MOVE ON,
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  • AND I WANT YOU TO FAST FORWARD WITH ME TO VERSE 18.
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  • AND AS YOU GO INTO VERSE 18,
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  • I WANNA JUST GIVE YOU FOUR OR THREE
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  • DIFFERENT KINDS OF SOIL CONDITIONS THAT WE MUST
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  • OVERCOME, AND I WANNA SAY THIS, THAT OFTENTIMES
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  • OUR HEARTS ARE THE CONDITIONS OF THESE SOIL.
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  • THIS IS OUR LIFE OR THIS IS OUR HEART,
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  • THE CONDITION OF THE SOIL.
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  • THE FIRST ONE IS THIS, THE HARDENED SOIL.
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  • IS YOUR HEART A HARDENED PATH THAT HAS BEEN WALKED UPON,
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  • LIKE THE FARMER HAS BEEN WALKING ON THE SAME PATH,
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  • OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN,
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  • BECAUSE THIS IS THE PATH,
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  • SO HE'S NOT GONNA WALK ON THE PLANTS,
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  • HE'S NOT GONNA WALK ON HIS CROPS,
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  • HE'S GONNA WALK ON THE HARDENED PATH.
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  • THE PATH GETS HARDENED
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  • BECAUSE HE'S BEEN WALKING THERE ALL OF THIS TIME.
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  • IF I COULD GET THE PICTURE BACK UP OF THAT CROP FIELD,
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  • YOU'LL SEE THAT IN BETWEEN ALL OF THESE CROPS,
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  • THIS IS WHERE HE'S WALKING,
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  • AND HE'S WALKING IN BETWEEN THEM.
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  • I GUARANTEE YOU THAT IN ABOUT TWO YEARS,
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  • THAT IF WE KEEP ON WALKING THIS SAME PATH RIGHT HERE,
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  • THIS IS THE IN AND OUT PATH RIGHT HERE,
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  • OR THAT PATH, THERE'S GONNA BE
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  • SOME WEARING AWAY OF THE CARPET,
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  • AND THAT'S GONNA BE THE HARDENED PATH FOR US,
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  • THIS IS THE HARDENED PATH.
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  • SOME PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM
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  • HAVE BEEN THROUGH A HARD PATH IN LIFE.
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  • THE LIFE, THE ROAD THAT HAS BEEN MOST TRAVELED ON,
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  • NOT THE LESS TRAVELED ROAD, BUT THE MOST TRAVELED ROAD.
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  • MAYBE YOU'VE GONE THROUGH SOME TOUGH TIMES IN YOUR LIFE,
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  • AND YOU'RE ON A HARDENED PATH.
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  • OR MAYBE YOUR HEART HAS GOTTEN HARDENED OVER THE YEARS,
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  • BECAUSE OF DECISIONS OR BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT
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  • CULTIVATED THE SOFTNESS OF YOUR HEART THROUGH THE WORD OF
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  • GOD, AND THE WASHING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH YOUR LIFE.
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  • WHATEVER IT IS, IT IS HARDENED SOIL.
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  • AND SOMETIMES WHEN THE WORD OF GOD,
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  • THE SEED IS THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • THAT'S WHAT I NEED, I NEED TO REMIND US
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  • THAT THAT SEED IS THE WORD, IT IS THE MESSAGE
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  • THAT IS BEING PREACHED.
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  • AND SO WHAT HAPPENS IS IT OFTEN FALLS ON THE HARD PATH.
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  • VERSE 19, THE SEED THAT FELL ON THE FOOTPATH
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  • REPRESENTS THOSE WHO HEAR THE MESSAGE ABOUT THE KINGDOM,
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  • BUT DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.
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  • THEN THE EVIL ONE COMES, THE ENEMY, SATAN OUR ADVERSARY,
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  • AND SNATCHES AWAY THE SEED
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  • THAT WAS ONCE PLANTED IN THE HEART.
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  • IVANY, COULD YOU WRITE THIS DOWN.
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  • HERE IS THE MOMENT RIGHT HERE THAT THE EVIL ONE COMES.
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  • CAN I TELL YOU THAT THE BIBLE SAYS
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  • WHEN ONE PERSON COMES TO JESUS,
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  • ALL THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN REJOICE.
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  • ALL OVER ONE PERSON, SO WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR LIFE TO JESUS,
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  • OR YOUR DAUGHTER, AT YOUR BEDSIDE WITH YOU,
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  • OR YOUR SON WITH YOU ON THE BEDSIDE WITH YOU,
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  • NO MATTER WHAT SITUATION IT IS,
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  • WHEN ONE PERSON, THE ANGELS REJOICE.
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  • BUT CAN I TELL YOU THE OPPOSITE HAPPENS WITH OUR ADVERSARY.
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  • HE'S NOT REJOICING ONCE YOU GIVE YOUR LIFE TO JESUS.
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  • SO WHAT IS HE GONNA DO?
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  • HE WANTS TO STEAL, KILL AND DESTROY,
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  • THAT IS HIS JOB DESCRIPTION,
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  • ACCORDING TO THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.
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  • HE COMES TO STEAL, TO KILL AND DESTROY.
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  • SO WHAT IS HE GONNA DO?
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  • DO ANYTHING THAT HE CAN TO COME AND SNATCH
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  • AND STEAL THAT WORD AWAY FROM YOU.
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  • BECAUSE IF HE CAN STEAL THE WORD AWAY FROM YOU,
  • 00:08:22.130 --> 00:08:23.160
  • THAT'S IN YOUR HEART, HE CAN GET YOU
  • 00:08:23.170 --> 00:08:26.080
  • TO NOT EVEN WANT TO CONTINUE ON ON THIS JOURNEY,
  • 00:08:26.190 --> 00:08:30.160
  • ON THIS PATH THAT YOU ARE ON.
  • 00:08:30.240 --> 00:08:32.050
  • WHEN I WAS 17 YEARS OLD, AND I WAS A FRESHMAN
  • 00:08:32.060 --> 00:08:34.100
  • AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, I WAS 17, I WAS TOO YOUNG,
  • 00:08:34.230 --> 00:08:36.260
  • I SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN AT UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,
  • 00:08:37.080 --> 00:08:38.070
  • DORMING AT 17, BUT IT WAS WHAT IT WAS, RIGHT?
  • 00:08:38.180 --> 00:08:40.290
  • WHEN YOU'RE SMART, THEY PUT YOU IN SCHOOL EARLIER.
  • 00:08:41.000 --> 00:08:42.200
  • SO ANYWAY. [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:08:42.280 --> 00:08:44.140
  • PRESCHOOL, THAT WAS PRESCHOOL, THAT WAS PRESCHOOL,
  • 00:08:44.150 --> 00:08:46.070
  • THEY PUT ME IN EARLY I KNOW.
  • 00:08:46.080 --> 00:08:48.000
  • SHOULDA HELD ME BACK ONE YEAR, HELD ME BACK,
  • 00:08:48.090 --> 00:08:50.220
  • WOULDA DOMINATED, ANYWAY. [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:08:51.030 --> 00:08:52.200
  • [SIGHING]
  • 00:08:52.210 --> 00:08:54.230
  • BUT I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A 17 YEAR OLD FRESHMAN UH,
  • 00:08:55.030 --> 00:08:57.120
  • COMING UP THERE FOR THE BIG ISLAND,
  • 00:08:57.230 --> 00:08:58.240
  • I DON'T EVEN KNOW, KAPIOLANI KING, I DIDN'T GET IT.
  • 00:08:59.080 --> 00:09:02.070
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?
  • 00:09:02.150 --> 00:09:04.060
  • AND I WENT, MY FRIEND KEN WOULD TAKE ME,
  • 00:09:04.160 --> 00:09:06.140
  • HE SAID, "COME ON, LET'S GO TO THIS CAMPUS MINISTRY THING."
  • 00:09:06.250 --> 00:09:09.150
  • I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE WORD MINISTRY REALLY MEANT,
  • 00:09:09.270 --> 00:09:10.270
  • BUT HE TOOK ME UP THERE, WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND,
  • 00:09:10.280 --> 00:09:12.230
  • AND WE WENT UP THERE, AND IT WAS IMPRESSIVE.
  • 00:09:13.050 --> 00:09:16.150
  • IT WAS A CAMPUS MINISTRY THAT WAS ON FIRE,
  • 00:09:16.250 --> 00:09:18.280
  • THEY WERE DOING GREAT THINGS, AND WHEN I GOT THERE,
  • 00:09:19.100 --> 00:09:21.150
  • I SAW THE OVERHEAD TRANSPARANCY,
  • 00:09:21.250 --> 00:09:22.270
  • THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I REALLY HEARD THE GOSPEL,
  • 00:09:22.280 --> 00:09:24.260
  • I GOT SAVED AT HOPE CHAPEL, YEARS LATER,
  • 00:09:25.060 --> 00:09:27.120
  • BUT MAN WHEN THAT FIRST TIME, I REMEMBER SEEING THAT,
  • 00:09:27.130 --> 00:09:29.180
  • WALKING IN WITH KEN.
  • 00:09:29.250 --> 00:09:31.000
  • AT THE END, I JUST LOVED IT, IT WAS ALL YOUNG PEOPLE,
  • 00:09:31.110 --> 00:09:34.050
  • JUST LIKE MY AGE AT THE TIME.
  • 00:09:34.150 --> 00:09:35.230
  • SO WHAT CHURCH DO YOU GO TO, WHAT IS THIS,
  • 00:09:36.050 --> 00:09:38.240
  • AND THEY DID AN INVITATION FOR CHRIST.
  • 00:09:39.050 --> 00:09:40.130
  • LIKE I DO AT THE END OF EVERY SERVICE,
  • 00:09:40.210 --> 00:09:42.140
  • AND I DID RAISE MY HAND.
  • 00:09:42.200 --> 00:09:44.100
  • I RAISED MY HAND AND I SAID YES,
  • 00:09:44.200 --> 00:09:45.220
  • I WANNA INVITE JESUS CHRIST INTO MY LIFE,
  • 00:09:45.230 --> 00:09:47.240
  • BUT I REMEMBER AT THE END, THEY GAVE ME A BIBLE
  • 00:09:48.050 --> 00:09:50.260
  • AND IT WAS THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, JUST THE GOSPEL OF JOHN,
  • 00:09:50.270 --> 00:09:52.290
  • AND SOMETIMES THAT'S ALL YOU NEED.
  • 00:09:53.100 --> 00:09:55.080
  • YOU DON'T NEED MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN
  • 00:09:55.200 --> 00:09:56.240
  • AND THE WHOLE NEW TESTAMENT IF YOU'RE BRAND NEW.
  • 00:09:57.050 --> 00:09:58.130
  • IF YOU DO, YOU SHOULD HAVE IT,
  • 00:09:58.210 --> 00:09:59.260
  • BUT YOU KNOW US, WE GIVE YOU THE WHOLE THING,
  • 00:10:00.060 --> 00:10:01.130
  • BUT BACK THEN THEY JUST GAVE US THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.
  • 00:10:01.250 --> 00:10:03.150
  • AND I'M LIKE, "WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS?"
  • 00:10:03.250 --> 00:10:05.080
  • THEY SAID, "JUST READ IT."
  • 00:10:05.160 --> 00:10:06.180
  • I SAID, "ANYTHING ELSE, IT'S LIKE WHAT JUST HAPPENED?"
  • 00:10:07.000 --> 00:10:10.040
  • "OH YOU JUST, YOU'RE BORN AGAIN."
  • 00:10:10.150 --> 00:10:11.150
  • I SAID, "I DON'T EVEN GET, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?"
  • 00:10:11.250 --> 00:10:14.130
  • AND THEY HAVE TO, THEY COULDN'T,
  • 00:10:14.210 --> 00:10:15.220
  • THEY REALLY DIDN'T DO A GOOD JOB OF EXPLAINING IT.
  • 00:10:16.050 --> 00:10:18.280
  • THEY DIDN'T DO A REALLY GOOD JOB OF FOLLOWING UP ON ME.
  • 00:10:19.100 --> 00:10:21.180
  • AND I WAS THINKING, YOU GUYS GOTTA FOLLOW UP ON ME,
  • 00:10:22.000 --> 00:10:24.020
  • 'CAUSE MY FRIEND KEN, HE'S LIKE ME, WE LIKE TO PARTY,
  • 00:10:24.150 --> 00:10:26.260
  • AND WE CAME TO COLLEGE TO PARTY ACTUALLY.
  • 00:10:27.060 --> 00:10:29.180
  • WE WILL GET A DEGREE IN THE PROCESS,
  • 00:10:29.260 --> 00:10:30.290
  • BUT I CAME HERE TO PARTY. [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:10:31.100 --> 00:10:33.140
  • BUT NOW YOU DID SOMETHING IN MY LIFE,
  • 00:10:33.150 --> 00:10:35.010
  • AND I DON'T WANNA PARTY NO MORE, I DON'T THINK I DO.
  • 00:10:35.020 --> 00:10:37.080
  • AND SO NOW YOU GOTTA DO SOMETHING BECAUSE HIM,
  • 00:10:37.090 --> 00:10:39.040
  • HE'S KINDA, I KNOW HE'S FLAKEY,
  • 00:10:39.050 --> 00:10:40.180
  • AND HE'S WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND,
  • 00:10:40.250 --> 00:10:41.170
  • AND HE GONNA FALL AWAY, GUARANTEED.
  • 00:10:41.260 --> 00:10:43.160
  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:10:43.250 --> 00:10:44.240
  • BUT DO SOMETHING WITH ME, AND IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.
  • 00:10:45.050 --> 00:10:47.070
  • THIS WAS THE HARDENED PATH.
  • 00:10:47.150 --> 00:10:49.250
  • THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE HARDENED PATH,
  • 00:10:50.050 --> 00:10:51.030
  • AND THE ENEMY CAME AND SNATCHED THAT SEED AWAY.
  • 00:10:51.150 --> 00:10:53.190
  • IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS, THREE YEARS,
  • 00:10:54.000 --> 00:10:55.130
  • ALMOST FOUR YEARS OF MY LIFE, WERE THE WORST OF MY LIFE.
  • 00:10:55.250 --> 00:10:59.050
  • WERE THE WORST OF MY LIFE. SO CRITICAL, HOW CRITICAL IT IS
  • 00:10:59.170 --> 00:11:01.140
  • THAT WHEN WE LEAD SOMEONE TO CHRIST,
  • 00:11:01.230 --> 00:11:03.190
  • THAT WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO EXPLAIN,
  • 00:11:03.280 --> 00:11:06.200
  • AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A CHAIR ONE PERSON,
  • 00:11:06.210 --> 00:11:09.050
  • MOVING ON TO CHAIR TWO, IS TO BUILD YOUR FAITH AS WELL,
  • 00:11:09.170 --> 00:11:12.000
  • THAT YOU'VE GOTTA DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR FAITH.
  • 00:11:12.010 --> 00:11:13.160
  • IT'S NOT LIKE OH I'M SAVED NOW, NOW WHAT DO I DO?
  • 00:11:13.270 --> 00:11:15.130
  • WE WORK TOGETHER, WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER,
  • 00:11:15.220 --> 00:11:17.200
  • AND MAYBE I WAS TOO IMMATURE AT THAT TIME
  • 00:11:18.020 --> 00:11:19.200
  • TO WORK TOGETHER WITH THEM,
  • 00:11:19.280 --> 00:11:20.270
  • OR MAYBE THEIR FOLLOWUP PROCESS WAS JUST JUNK,
  • 00:11:21.080 --> 00:11:23.030
  • WHATEVER IT WAS, BUT I DID NOT, IT DID NOT TAKE ROOT.
  • 00:11:23.040 --> 00:11:26.240
  • IT DID NOT TAKE ROOT, BECAUSE WHY?
  • 00:11:27.020 --> 00:11:28.230
  • IT FELL ON HARDENED SOIL, THE ENEMY COMES,
  • 00:11:29.020 --> 00:11:30.220
  • THAT'S HIS STRATEGY, HE'S OPPORTUNISTIC.
  • 00:11:31.020 --> 00:11:32.260
  • NUMBER TWO IS THE SHALLOW SOIL, THE SHALLOW SOIL,
  • 00:11:33.070 --> 00:11:35.260
  • FROM MATTHEW 18:20-21, THE SEED IN THE ROCKY SOIL
  • 00:11:36.070 --> 00:11:38.190
  • REPRESENTS THOSE WHO HEAR THE MESSAGE, AND IMMEDIATELY WHAT?
  • 00:11:39.020 --> 00:11:42.000
  • RECEIVE IT WITH JOY.
  • 00:11:42.070 --> 00:11:44.080
  • LIKE SO MANY PEOPLE EVERY WEEKEND AT CHURCH.
  • 00:11:44.170 --> 00:11:46.110
  • RECEIVE IT WITH JOY, BUT SINCE THEY DON'T HAVE DEEP ROOTS,
  • 00:11:46.220 --> 00:11:50.110
  • THEY DON'T LAST LONG.
  • 00:11:50.180 --> 00:11:52.110
  • SO THE ROOTS DIDN'T GO DOWN DEEP, THE ROOTS ARE SHALLOW
  • 00:11:52.230 --> 00:11:54.110
  • THE ROOTS ONLY WENT LIKE ONE INCH.
  • 00:11:54.220 --> 00:11:55.270
  • JUST HAVE TO GO DOWN A LITTLE BIT DEEPER,
  • 00:11:56.070 --> 00:11:57.100
  • IT NEEDED A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME, IT NEEDED MORE TIME.
  • 00:11:57.220 --> 00:11:59.280
  • BUT THEY DON'T LAST LONG, THEY FALL AWAY,
  • 00:12:00.090 --> 00:12:01.140
  • AS SOON AS THEY HAVE PROBLEMS OR ARE PERSECUTED
  • 00:12:01.250 --> 00:12:03.150
  • FOR BELIEVING GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:12:03.240 --> 00:12:05.050
  • THEY GOT PROBLEMS, EVERYBODY GOT PROBLEMS.
  • 00:12:05.140 --> 00:12:07.180
  • EVERYBODY GOT PROBLEMS, I GOT PROBLEMS, YOU GOT PROBLEMS.
  • 00:12:08.000 --> 00:12:09.160
  • SOME OF THE PEOPLE THINK YOU DON'T HAVE PROBLEMS,
  • 00:12:09.170 --> 00:12:11.160
  • I GOT PROBLEMS, TRUST ME I GOT PROBLEMS.
  • 00:12:11.170 --> 00:12:13.120
  • I GOT PROBLEMS, IT'S YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:12:13.240 --> 00:12:16.110
  • IT'S HOW YOU OVERCOME THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:12:16.190 --> 00:12:17.180
  • BECAUSE WHAT BEGINS TO HAPPEN
  • 00:12:17.190 --> 00:12:18.230
  • IS EVERYBODY'S GONNA HAVE PROBLEMS,
  • 00:12:18.290 --> 00:12:19.290
  • EVERYBODY, WE'RE ALWAYS GONNA HAVE DRAMA.
  • 00:12:20.090 --> 00:12:22.030
  • JESUS SAID, "IN THIS LIFE YOU WILL HAVE MUCH TRIBULATION.
  • 00:12:22.150 --> 00:12:25.140
  • "BUT BEHOLD, STAY COMFORTED, I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD."
  • 00:12:25.260 --> 00:12:29.000
  • AND SO WHAT HAPPENS IS WE CAN'T FALL AWAY
  • 00:12:29.090 --> 00:12:31.140
  • BECAUSE OH I GOT PROBLEMS
  • 00:12:31.200 --> 00:12:32.180
  • SO I'M NOT GONNA GO TO CHURCH ANYMORE,
  • 00:12:32.290 --> 00:12:33.260
  • I'M NOT GONNA FOLLOW JESUS,
  • 00:12:34.040 --> 00:12:35.030
  • BECAUSE I DIDN'T THINK I WAS GONNA HAVE PROBLEMS
  • 00:12:35.140 --> 00:12:36.230
  • ONCE I CAME TO JESUS. NO, I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:12:37.040 --> 00:12:39.100
  • THE DEVIL'S GONNA THROW EVERYTHING AT YOU,
  • 00:12:39.200 --> 00:12:41.010
  • AND THE WHOLE KITCHEN SINK.
  • 00:12:41.090 --> 00:12:42.160
  • HE'S GONNA THROW EVERYTHING AT YOU.
  • 00:12:42.250 --> 00:12:44.010
  • SO IF YOU'RE WONDERING, I JUST GAVE MY LIFE TO JESUS,
  • 00:12:44.140 --> 00:12:45.210
  • WHY DO THINGS GET ROUGHER?
  • 00:12:45.290 --> 00:12:46.230
  • 'CAUSE THE ENEMY IS NOW UPSET AT YOU,
  • 00:12:47.040 --> 00:12:48.250
  • AND UPSET AT ALL OF US.
  • 00:12:49.040 --> 00:12:50.240
  • BECAUSE THERE'S ANGELS WHO ARE REJOICING IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:12:51.050 --> 00:12:53.020
  • BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THERE'S 1/3 OF THE FALLEN ANGELS
  • 00:12:53.140 --> 00:12:55.100
  • THAT FELL OUT OF HEAVEN BECAUSE LUCIFER TOOK 'EM WITH HIM,
  • 00:12:55.240 --> 00:12:58.050
  • AND THEY ALL CAME OUT BECAUSE HE REBELLED AGAINST GOD,
  • 00:12:58.150 --> 00:13:00.150
  • THE MOST HIGH, WHILE HE WAS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:00.260 --> 00:13:01.270
  • IT WAS A REBELLION THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE HEAVENLIES.
  • 00:13:02.110 --> 00:13:04.190
  • AND WHEN HE REBELLED AGAINST GOD THE MOST HIGH,
  • 00:13:05.010 --> 00:13:07.000
  • THE BIBLE TELLS US IN EZEKIEL THAT HE ENDED UP TAKING 1/3,
  • 00:13:07.110 --> 00:13:10.110
  • 1/3 OF ALL OF THE ANGELS.
  • 00:13:10.170 --> 00:13:13.220
  • AND THEY BECAME THE FALLEN ANGELS
  • 00:13:14.010 --> 00:13:15.150
  • WHO ARE NOW CONSIDERED WHAT WE CALL DEMONS TO THIS DAY.
  • 00:13:15.270 --> 00:13:18.250
  • AND LUCIFER, HIS NAME IS NO LONGER LUCIFER,
  • 00:13:19.060 --> 00:13:20.240
  • I MEAN THAT WAS HIS NAME IN HEAVEN, HE'S SATAN,
  • 00:13:21.060 --> 00:13:23.170
  • AND HE'S OUR ADVERSARY, HE'S ONLY AT ONE PLACE AT ONE TIME.
  • 00:13:24.010 --> 00:13:26.210
  • HE'S NOT LIKE GOD, GOD IS OMNISCIENT, OMNIPRESENT,
  • 00:13:27.020 --> 00:13:28.290
  • OMNIPOTENT, HE IS EVERYWHERE, ALL POWERFUL ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:13:29.110 --> 00:13:32.100
  • BUT THE ENEMY CAN ONLY BE AT ONE PLACE AT ONE TIME.
  • 00:13:32.210 --> 00:13:35.000
  • SO WHAT HAPPENS IS HE USES HIS 1/3 TO DO THE DIRTY WORK.
  • 00:13:35.120 --> 00:13:39.010
  • AND THAT DIRTY WORK IS TO DO ANYTHING THAT HE CAN
  • 00:13:39.120 --> 00:13:41.050
  • TO GET YOU TO STEAL, TO STEAL FROM YOU, TO KILL FROM YOU,
  • 00:13:41.170 --> 00:13:43.280
  • TO DESTROY YOU, TO DO ANYTHING THAT HE CAN.
  • 00:13:44.070 --> 00:13:45.170
  • BECAUSE WHY, HE WANTS TO BRING PROBLEMS
  • 00:13:45.270 --> 00:13:47.050
  • TO DISCOURAGE YOU IN YOUR FAITH.
  • 00:13:47.060 --> 00:13:49.070
  • AND IT'S CALLED LIFE, YOU'RE GONNA HAVE PROBLEMS,
  • 00:13:49.080 --> 00:13:51.200
  • AND THEN THERE'S A PERSECUTION FOR BELIEVING IN GOD NOW.
  • 00:13:52.020 --> 00:13:53.220
  • NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU ARE A BORN AGAIN,
  • 00:13:54.010 --> 00:13:55.250
  • BORN AGAIN, YOU WERE BORN ONCE FROM YOUR MOTHER, RIGHT?
  • 00:13:56.070 --> 00:13:58.230
  • PRAISE GOD FOR OUR MOTHERS.
  • 00:13:59.010 --> 00:14:01.060
  • OUR MOTHERS WHO CARRIED US FOR NINE MONTHS.
  • 00:14:01.180 --> 00:14:03.030
  • OUR MOMS WHO PUSHED US OUT, WHO BIRTHED US WITH GREAT PAIN,
  • 00:14:03.140 --> 00:14:07.290
  • AND MOMS WHO RAISED US, WITH GREAT PAIN.
  • 00:14:08.090 --> 00:14:10.190
  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:14:10.280 --> 00:14:13.000
  • PRAISE GOD FOR OUR MOMS THAT WE TURNED TO INTERCESSORS,
  • 00:14:13.130 --> 00:14:16.060
  • PROFESSIONAL INTERCESSORS BY THE WAY
  • 00:14:16.070 --> 00:14:17.230
  • THAT WE WERE LIVING OUR LIVES,
  • 00:14:18.030 --> 00:14:18.270
  • THEY WERE PRAYING FOR US ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:14:18.280 --> 00:14:20.210
  • AND THANK GOD FOR OUR MOTHERS,
  • 00:14:20.290 --> 00:14:21.250
  • YOU WERE BORN ONCE OF YOUR MOTHER.
  • 00:14:22.040 --> 00:14:23.040
  • BUT NOW WHEN YOU SOW INTO YOUR LIFE TO JESUS,
  • 00:14:23.130 --> 00:14:25.120
  • YOU ARE NOW NOT BORN OF A HUMAN, YOU ARE BORN OF THE SPIRIT.
  • 00:14:25.230 --> 00:14:29.040
  • AND THAT'S WHY YOU ARE CALLED BORN AGAIN,
  • 00:14:29.140 --> 00:14:31.120
  • IN JOHN 3:3, JESUS TOLD NICODEMUS THE POPE,
  • 00:14:31.230 --> 00:14:35.010
  • THE BISHOP OF JERUSALEM BASICALLY, THE BISHOP
  • 00:14:35.020 --> 00:14:39.110
  • TOLD HIM EH EH EH EH, YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:14:39.120 --> 00:14:42.110
  • NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:14:42.230 --> 00:14:45.260
  • AND NICODEMUS WOULD GO HOW DO I GET BORN AGAIN?
  • 00:14:46.080 --> 00:14:48.180
  • DO I GO BACK INTO MY MOM?
  • 00:14:48.240 --> 00:14:50.220
  • RIGHT? IMPOSSIBLE, YEAH.
  • 00:14:50.290 --> 00:14:54.160
  • NO, NOW YOU'RE BORN OF THE SPIRIT.
  • 00:14:54.170 --> 00:14:56.270
  • FLESH GIVES BIRTH TO FLESH, HE SAID.
  • 00:14:57.080 --> 00:14:59.160
  • SPIRIT GIVES BIRTH TO SPIRIT, SO YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:14:59.280 --> 00:15:03.120
  • SO NOW WHAT HAPPENS IS THERE'S A PERSECUTION.
  • 00:15:03.210 --> 00:15:06.220
  • AND A PERSECUTION CAN COME IN THE FORM OF FRIENDS,
  • 00:15:07.050 --> 00:15:10.170
  • "OH YOU'RE NOT LONGER WITH US ANYMORE HUH?
  • 00:15:10.180 --> 00:15:12.060
  • "YOU TOO GOOD FOR US?"
  • 00:15:12.150 --> 00:15:13.090
  • THAT'S A LITTLE BIT OF PERSECUTION.
  • 00:15:13.200 --> 00:15:14.270
  • LITTLE BIT OF PERSECUTION COULD BE THAT MAYBE
  • 00:15:15.060 --> 00:15:17.060
  • NOW YOUR PARENTS ARE UPSET
  • 00:15:17.070 --> 00:15:18.160
  • THAT YOU'RE NOT BROUGHT UP IN THE TRADITION
  • 00:15:18.210 --> 00:15:19.230
  • OR THE WAY THAT THEY RAISED YOU, IN THAT FAITH,
  • 00:15:19.240 --> 00:15:22.080
  • AND SOMETIMES THEY'RE NOT EVEN PRACTICING IT,
  • 00:15:22.200 --> 00:15:24.290
  • BUT IT IS THE TRADITION.
  • 00:15:25.050 --> 00:15:26.190
  • AND WE DON'T GO ANYMORE, BUT OKAY, OH,
  • 00:15:27.000 --> 00:15:30.140
  • SO THEY FEEL A LITTLE HURT BECAUSE THEY RAISED YOU,
  • 00:15:30.250 --> 00:15:33.200
  • AND THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY,
  • 00:15:34.000 --> 00:15:35.180
  • AND ALL OF OUR PARENTS THINK
  • 00:15:35.260 --> 00:15:36.180
  • THEY WERE DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY.
  • 00:15:36.190 --> 00:15:38.040
  • I THOUGHT I'M DOING, I THINK I'M DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY,
  • 00:15:38.150 --> 00:15:39.280
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:15:40.060 --> 00:15:40.260
  • AND THEN ONE OF YOUR KIDS SAYS,
  • 00:15:41.050 --> 00:15:42.020
  • "I'M GOING TO THE NON-DENOMINATIONAL
  • 00:15:42.100 --> 00:15:44.100
  • "KIND OF JESUS ON FIRE CHURCH," AND YOU GO TO THEM
  • 00:15:44.210 --> 00:15:47.270
  • AND GO, "WHY, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE WAY WE RAISED YOU?"
  • 00:15:47.280 --> 00:15:49.130
  • "NOTHING WAS WRONG WITH THE WAY YOU RAISED ME,
  • 00:15:49.250 --> 00:15:50.280
  • "MOM AND DAD, IT'S ALL GOOD." I'M JUST REPLAYING MY OWN
  • 00:15:51.100 --> 00:15:54.040
  • SCENARIO. I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT. [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:15:54.160 --> 00:15:57.140
  • 'CAUSE MY MOM WAS LIKE THAT,
  • 00:15:57.150 --> 00:15:59.100
  • "OH, WHAT, THE CHURCH WE RAISED YOU IN WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH?"
  • 00:15:59.220 --> 00:16:05.100
  • THAT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF PERSECUTION.
  • 00:16:05.110 --> 00:16:06.170
  • FOR A YOUNG GUY, JUST COMING OF FAITH,
  • 00:16:06.180 --> 00:16:07.270
  • THAT'S A LITTLE BIT OF PERSECUTION.
  • 00:16:08.070 --> 00:16:09.180
  • IT HAPPENS IN THE WORK PLACE, IT HAPPENED,
  • 00:16:09.270 --> 00:16:11.000
  • COULD HAPPEN IN YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:16:11.080 --> 00:16:12.070
  • PRAISE GOD, MY MOM AND DAD HAVE COME TO JESUS,
  • 00:16:12.180 --> 00:16:13.260
  • THEY'RE BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS, THEY'RE ON FIRE.
  • 00:16:14.070 --> 00:16:15.250
  • YEAH, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TAKING ABOUT,
  • 00:16:15.260 --> 00:16:17.080
  • BUT THEN YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:16:17.170 --> 00:16:18.110
  • THERE ARE OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:16:18.120 --> 00:16:19.200
  • THAT PERSECUTION IS WORSE THAN WHAT WE FACE.
  • 00:16:19.270 --> 00:16:20.250
  • I MEAN PERSECUTION IS ON THE RISE IN SOCIAL MEDIA
  • 00:16:21.070 --> 00:16:23.240
  • TOWARD CHRISTIANITY, TOWARD THE MEDIA PERIOD.
  • 00:16:23.250 --> 00:16:26.270
  • WE'RE COMING IN, IN COMEDY ON "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE".
  • 00:16:27.070 --> 00:16:29.160
  • I TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, IN EVERYTHING,
  • 00:16:29.270 --> 00:16:31.080
  • THEY'RE GONNA MAKE FUN OF CHRISTIANS, GUARANTEES.
  • 00:16:31.090 --> 00:16:33.220
  • BUT AGAIN I GOTTA TELL YOU, NO WORRIES, BECAUSE WHY?
  • 00:16:34.030 --> 00:16:36.130
  • BECAUSE WE'VE OVERCOME THESE TRIALS AND THESE DIFFICULTIES.
  • 00:16:36.270 --> 00:16:38.140
  • DON'T ALLOW IT TO PULL.
  • 00:16:38.220 --> 00:16:40.020
  • HERE'S THE THIRD ONE, THE THORNY SOIL.
  • 00:16:40.120 --> 00:16:41.160
  • THIS IS THE BIG ONE FOR ME, THE THORNY SOIL,
  • 00:16:41.270 --> 00:16:43.090
  • IS THEY ARE WHAT?
  • 00:16:43.170 --> 00:16:44.100
  • DISTRACTED BY LIFE.
  • 00:16:44.170 --> 00:16:47.110
  • MATTHEW 18:22 READ THAT, IT SAID
  • 00:16:47.120 --> 00:16:49.110
  • THE SEED FELL AMONG THE THORNS,
  • 00:16:49.180 --> 00:16:52.040
  • REPRESENTS THOSE WHO HEAR GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:16:52.130 --> 00:16:54.120
  • BUT ALL TOO QUICKLY THE MESSAGE
  • 00:16:54.220 --> 00:16:55.250
  • IS CROWDED OUT BY THE WORRIES OF THIS LIFE.
  • 00:16:56.070 --> 00:17:00.220
  • THE LURE OF WEALTH, AND SO NO FRUIT IS PRODUCED.
  • 00:17:01.040 --> 00:17:06.230
  • NOW THE LURE OF WEALTH, THE WORRIES OF THIS LIFE,
  • 00:17:07.040 --> 00:17:10.170
  • THE CARES OF THIS LIFE, THE LURE OF WEALTH IS DANGEROUS,
  • 00:17:10.290 --> 00:17:14.250
  • BECAUSE IF YOU PUT, I'VE HEARD MY FRIEND
  • 00:17:15.050 --> 00:17:18.150
  • JOHN ILLENAO FROM SYDNEY SAY TO ME,
  • 00:17:18.240 --> 00:17:22.290
  • THIS IS ONE OF HIS SAYINGS, "IF YOU KEEP MONEY
  • 00:17:23.100 --> 00:17:25.010
  • "OUT OF YOUR HEART, GOD WILL ALWAYS KEEP IT IN YOUR POCKET."
  • 00:17:25.140 --> 00:17:28.270
  • IF YOU KEEP MONEY OUT OF YOU HEART,
  • 00:17:28.280 --> 00:17:31.130
  • GOD WILL ALWAYS PUT IT IN YOUR POCKET.
  • 00:17:31.140 --> 00:17:33.290
  • SO JESUS SAID, "WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS,
  • 00:17:34.090 --> 00:17:36.020
  • "THERE YOUR HEART WILL BE ALSO."
  • 00:17:36.090 --> 00:17:37.140
  • SO YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THEY WORE A TREASURE POUCH
  • 00:17:37.250 --> 00:17:40.030
  • BACK IN THOSE DAYS, AND THE MONEY WAS IN A TREASURE POUCH.
  • 00:17:40.140 --> 00:17:42.140
  • 'CAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE WALLETS,
  • 00:17:42.240 --> 00:17:43.130
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:17:43.200 --> 00:17:44.190
  • THEY DIDN'T HAVE PANTS, SO THERE'S NO WALLET.
  • 00:17:45.000 --> 00:17:46.110
  • SO THE WALLET WAS PRETTY MUCH A TREASURE POUCH
  • 00:17:46.200 --> 00:17:48.290
  • OR A PURSE, RIGHT HERE ON YOUR CHEST,
  • 00:17:49.090 --> 00:17:51.020
  • WITH A CHAIN OR WITH A ROPE, RIGHT OVER HERE.
  • 00:17:51.140 --> 00:17:53.140
  • THE LURE OF WEALTH IS, I WANNA SAY THIS,
  • 00:17:53.240 --> 00:17:57.110
  • HEY, MAN, IF GOD CALLED YOU TO IT,
  • 00:17:57.200 --> 00:17:59.210
  • AND YOU CAN MAKE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN,
  • 00:17:59.290 --> 00:18:03.260
  • 'CAUSE I FORGET WHO SAID IT, IT WAS EARN ALL YOU CAN,
  • 00:18:04.060 --> 00:18:07.200
  • GIVE ALL YOU CAN, AND SAVE ALL YOU CAN.
  • 00:18:07.210 --> 00:18:10.240
  • IT WAS SOME EVANGELIST IN THE 1800S,
  • 00:18:10.250 --> 00:18:13.210
  • I'M GONNA GET THAT DOWN FOR THE NEXT SERVICE.
  • 00:18:14.020 --> 00:18:16.250
  • EARN ALL YOU CAN, GIVE ALL YOU CAN, AND SAVE ALL YOU CAN.
  • 00:18:17.070 --> 00:18:21.250
  • AND IF CAN CAN, NO CAN. [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:18:22.060 --> 00:18:24.210
  • BUT IF CAN CAN STILL CAN.
  • 00:18:24.220 --> 00:18:28.270
  • YEAH, IF CAN CAN, NO CAN, IF CAN CAN, ISN'T CAN'S TOO?
  • 00:18:29.070 --> 00:18:32.060
  • STILL CAN.
  • 00:18:32.120 --> 00:18:34.260
  • BUT THE LURE OF WEALTH IS THIS, TO ME,
  • 00:18:35.060 --> 00:18:37.130
  • I WANNA SEE EVERYBODY PROSPER, AND THAT WORD PROSPERITY,
  • 00:18:37.260 --> 00:18:40.280
  • OR PROSPER, I LIKE THE WORD PROSPER,
  • 00:18:41.070 --> 00:18:43.220
  • PROSPERITY HAS BEEN DAMAGED BY PROSPERITY PREACHING.
  • 00:18:43.230 --> 00:18:48.220
  • BUT GOD DOES WANT YOU TO PROSPER.
  • 00:18:49.010 --> 00:18:51.030
  • NOW PROSPER DOESN'T MEAN BECOME WEALTHY.
  • 00:18:51.040 --> 00:18:54.050
  • IT MEANS A LOT OF OTHER THINGS AS WELL.
  • 00:18:54.060 --> 00:18:56.180
  • GOD WANTS YOU TO ADVANCE.
  • 00:18:56.260 --> 00:18:58.020
  • GOD WANTS YOU TO DO WELL WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.
  • 00:18:58.120 --> 00:19:00.110
  • GOD WANTS YOU TO BLESS PEOPLE ALONG THE JOURNEY.
  • 00:19:00.230 --> 00:19:02.170
  • IN OTHER WORDS, GOD DOESN'T WANT YOU TO BECOME
  • 00:19:02.280 --> 00:19:04.180
  • A RESERVOIR, HE WANTS YOU TO BE A RIVER,
  • 00:19:04.280 --> 00:19:07.090
  • THAT IT FLOWS THROUGH YOU AND TO OTHER PEOPLE AS WELL.
  • 00:19:07.100 --> 00:19:10.070
  • HE WANTS US TO BECOME A CONDUIT,
  • 00:19:10.080 --> 00:19:14.110
  • A CONDUIT OF GOD'S BLESSING
  • 00:19:14.190 --> 00:19:15.210
  • THAT IN THE PROCESS OF YOU TRANSFERRING IT,
  • 00:19:16.030 --> 00:19:18.190
  • YOU GET WET IN THE PROCESS, YOU GET BLESSED,
  • 00:19:18.290 --> 00:19:20.120
  • GOD WANTS YOU TO BE A CONDUIT.
  • 00:19:20.130 --> 00:19:22.230
  • EVERYBODY SAY CONDUIT. - CONGREGATION: CONDUIT.
  • 00:19:23.040 --> 00:19:24.270
  • SAY I CAN DO IT. [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:19:24.280 --> 00:19:27.280
  • WORKS EVERY TIME. [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:19:28.080 --> 00:19:30.010
  • I CAN DO IT, YOU CONDUIT TOO.
  • 00:19:30.090 --> 00:19:32.290
  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:19:33.080 --> 00:19:34.110
  • BUT LISTEN TO THIS, CROWDED OUT BY THE LURE OF WEALTH,
  • 00:19:34.230 --> 00:19:37.240
  • AND [LAUGHING] 7:15 AND YOU HAVEN'T HEARD THAT ONE.
  • 00:19:37.250 --> 00:19:42.100
  • OH MY GOSH, I CONDUIT, YOU CAN DO IT TOO, IF I CONDUIT.
  • 00:19:42.230 --> 00:19:48.090
  • OKAY LISTEN, STOP. [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:19:48.180 --> 00:19:51.160
  • OKAY SO NOW HERE IT IS, RIGHT,
  • 00:19:51.240 --> 00:19:53.120
  • HERE IS THE CARES OF THIS LIFE,
  • 00:19:53.190 --> 00:19:57.200
  • AND THE CARES OF THIS LIFE ARE SIMPLY THINGS
  • 00:19:57.210 --> 00:20:00.280
  • SUCH AS WE GOT PROBLEMS, I HAVE TO BRING A SOLUTION.
  • 00:20:01.080 --> 00:20:06.050
  • I GOTTA PICK UP MORE HOURS AT WORK, AND IT'S ON SUNDAY.
  • 00:20:06.180 --> 00:20:11.160
  • ANY OTHER DAY BUT SUNDAY CANNOT,
  • 00:20:11.230 --> 00:20:12.190
  • IT'S THE ONLY TIME THAT THEY GOT.
  • 00:20:12.280 --> 00:20:15.230
  • OR FOR A SEASON, I GOTTA WORK SIDE JOBS,
  • 00:20:16.030 --> 00:20:19.150
  • BECAUSE I GOTTA GO, WE NEED TO BUY THAT.
  • 00:20:19.160 --> 00:20:21.290
  • WE NEED TO PURCHASE THAT HOUSE, WE NEED THAT DOWN PAYMENT.
  • 00:20:22.130 --> 00:20:24.210
  • FOR RIGHT NOW, THE CARES OF THIS LIFE
  • 00:20:24.290 --> 00:20:26.220
  • HAVE TO DO WITH THAT SOMETIMES.
  • 00:20:26.230 --> 00:20:28.200
  • OR THE CARES OF THIS LIFE, I GOT PROBLEMS,
  • 00:20:28.210 --> 00:20:30.030
  • I GOT TROUBLE IN MY MARRIAGE, NOT COME TO CHURCH.
  • 00:20:30.130 --> 00:20:31.290
  • WE GOT PROBLEMS IN MONEY, WE'RE NOT COMING TO CHURCH.
  • 00:20:32.090 --> 00:20:33.110
  • WE GOT PROBLEMS PARENTING, WE'RE NOT GOING TO CHURCH.
  • 00:20:33.230 --> 00:20:35.030
  • OUR KIDS ARE NOT DOING GOOD, WE'RE NOT GONNA GO TO CHURCH.
  • 00:20:35.150 --> 00:20:37.110
  • THAT'S LIKE THE WORST THING THAT YOU COULD DO.
  • 00:20:37.230 --> 00:20:39.200
  • BECAUSE WHY, BECAUSE THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO
  • 00:20:39.290 --> 00:20:41.280
  • IS BE IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD DURING YOUR PROBLEMS,
  • 00:20:42.090 --> 00:20:44.080
  • AND DURING YOUR DRAMA, 'CAUSE THIS IS WHEN GOD COMES IN.
  • 00:20:44.200 --> 00:20:46.200
  • YOU MIGHT HEAR A WORD, YOU NEVER KNOW, RIGHT?
  • 00:20:46.210 --> 00:20:47.280
  • [CONGREGATION APPLAUDING]
  • 00:20:48.040 --> 00:20:49.240
  • WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT? [SERENE MUSIC]
  • 00:20:50.040 --> 00:20:52.000
  • BECAUSE WHEN THE CARES OF THIS LIFE,
  • 00:20:52.080 --> 00:20:53.280
  • AND NOT EVEN THE LURE OF WEALTH,
  • 00:20:54.080 --> 00:20:56.110
  • NOT EVEN THE LURE OF WEALTH.
  • 00:20:56.190 --> 00:21:00.120
  • JUST TRYING TO MAKE IT IN HAWAII,
  • 00:21:00.210 --> 00:21:03.000
  • AND GET AHEAD, CAN ACTUALLY SOMETIMES,
  • 00:21:03.100 --> 00:21:06.170
  • IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL, TAKE US OFF THE COURSE
  • 00:21:06.260 --> 00:21:09.080
  • THAT GOD HAS FOR US FOR OUR FAMILIES.
  • 00:21:09.160 --> 00:21:11.250
  • BECAUSE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PARENTHOOD IS IF I,
  • 00:21:12.060 --> 00:21:16.240
  • YOU OR I FALL AWAY, AND LIKE AH, WE'RE NOT GOING.
  • 00:21:17.050 --> 00:21:24.160
  • WE'RE NOT GOING, THEN IT'S THAT FOUR TO SIX MONTHS
  • 00:21:24.170 --> 00:21:27.140
  • THAT YOUR CHILD IS NOT GOING. THEY'RE NOT GOING.
  • 00:21:27.250 --> 00:21:32.200
  • AND YOU WORK SO HARD TO GET THAT MOMENTUM
  • 00:21:33.000 --> 00:21:34.110
  • OF YOUR CHILD IN CHURCH, AND GOING THROUGH
  • 00:21:34.210 --> 00:21:36.040
  • THAT CULTURE OF LEARNING, OF GOD, GOD NUMBER ONE,
  • 00:21:36.150 --> 00:21:42.070
  • GOD ABOVE ALL, TRUSTING GOD.
  • 00:21:42.150 --> 00:21:44.170
  • AND SOMETIMES WE FEEL LIKE YOU FAILED
  • 00:21:44.260 --> 00:21:46.220
  • IN CERTAIN ASPECTS OF RAISING THEM,
  • 00:21:47.010 --> 00:21:49.030
  • OR IN YOUR EXAMPLE, SO YOU SHY BACK AND YOU GO, [SIGHING]
  • 00:21:49.150 --> 00:21:53.140
  • NOT LIVING THAT, AND I NEED TO BE LIVING THAT.
  • 00:21:53.250 --> 00:21:55.080
  • CAN I TELL YOU THAT IT'S OKAY
  • 00:21:55.160 --> 00:21:57.120
  • TO ALWAYS COME BACK TO THE TABLE,
  • 00:21:57.210 --> 00:22:01.190
  • 'CAUSE YOU NEED THE FOOD THAT GOD IS BRINGING.
  • 00:22:01.200 --> 00:22:04.230
  • SO THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ME AS A PARENT,
  • 00:22:05.020 --> 00:22:06.210
  • THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR US, WHO HAVE CHILDREN
  • 00:22:07.020 --> 00:22:08.240
  • IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD,
  • 00:22:09.070 --> 00:22:11.090
  • SO OUR CHILDREN ARE IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD,
  • 00:22:11.180 --> 00:22:13.280
  • BECAUSE WHY? THERE'S THORNS ALL OVER US,
  • 00:22:14.080 --> 00:22:16.060
  • SO THE GOAL IS TO BE IN GOOD GROUND,
  • 00:22:16.170 --> 00:22:18.130
  • CAN I GET AN AMEN? - CONGREGATION: AMEN.
  • 00:22:18.230 --> 00:22:20.010
  • - MATTHEW 18:23 SAID THE SEED THAT FELL ON THE GOOD SOIL
  • 00:22:20.130 --> 00:22:23.270
  • REPRESENTS THOSE WHO TRULY HEAR AND UNDERSTAND GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:22:24.090 --> 00:22:27.270
  • AND PRODUCE A HARVEST OF 30, 60 OR EVEN 100 TIMES AS MUCH
  • 00:22:28.090 --> 00:22:33.290
  • AS HAD BEEN PLANTED, THE SOIL IS IMPORTANT EVERYBODY.
  • 00:22:34.120 --> 00:22:38.270
  • SO WE HAD 6.000 PEOPLE GIVE THEIR LIVES TO JESUS LAST YEAR.
  • 00:22:39.090 --> 00:22:43.160
  • TAKE AWAY EASTER AND CHRISTMAS,
  • 00:22:43.170 --> 00:22:46.110
  • MAYBE WE COULD SAY 4.000 PEOPLE
  • 00:22:46.180 --> 00:22:49.050
  • SURRENDERED THEIR LIFE TO JESUS ON NON-HOLIDAYS.
  • 00:22:49.170 --> 00:22:52.210
  • SO FAR THIS YEAR, WITH FIVE MONTHS LEFT,
  • 00:22:53.020 --> 00:22:55.120
  • WE HAVE 3.600 DECISIONS FOR CHRIST,
  • 00:22:55.220 --> 00:22:58.090
  • AT ALL CAMPUSES, ONLINE, EVERYTHING.
  • 00:22:58.170 --> 00:23:01.260
  • WE'RE ON TRACK TO HIT 6.000 AGAIN, BUT WHERE ARE THEY?
  • 00:23:02.090 --> 00:23:09.190
  • WELL WE ALWAYS ARE TRYING TO GET A BETTER SYSTEM.
  • 00:23:10.000 --> 00:23:12.180
  • WE'RE ALWAYS TRYING TO CONNECT BETTER.
  • 00:23:12.190 --> 00:23:14.180
  • THAT'S WHY AT THE END OF THIS MESSAGE,
  • 00:23:14.290 --> 00:23:16.100
  • SOMETHING ABOUT CONNECTING IS GONNA HAPPEN.
  • 00:23:16.200 --> 00:23:18.140
  • BUT CAN I TELL YOU THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
  • 00:23:18.250 --> 00:23:20.230
  • IS WHEN YOU ARE IN CHAIR ONE, THAT IT HASN'T ENDED.
  • 00:23:21.040 --> 00:23:24.180
  • YOU GOTTA KEEP ON GOING TO CHAIR TWO.
  • 00:23:24.290 --> 00:23:27.000
  • CHAIR TWO IS WHERE YOU START LEARNING.
  • 00:23:27.100 --> 00:23:28.170
  • CHAIR TWO IS WHEN YOU START LEARNING
  • 00:23:28.180 --> 00:23:30.060
  • HOW TO FEED, FEED, FEED YOURSELF.
  • 00:23:30.150 --> 00:23:32.040
  • CHAIR TWO IS WHEN YOU LEARN, AND YOU GET IN A CONNECT GROUP,
  • 00:23:32.150 --> 00:23:34.280
  • AND NOW YOU'RE GROWING, AND YOU'RE GOING TO GROW TRACK,
  • 00:23:35.100 --> 00:23:37.010
  • AND YOU'RE DISCOVERING WHO YOU ARE, HOW GOD MADE YOU,
  • 00:23:37.140 --> 00:23:39.120
  • THAT YOU'RE FINDING FREEDOM, THAT YOU'RE LIVING THE LIFE
  • 00:23:39.240 --> 00:23:41.260
  • THAT GOD CALLED YOU TO LIVE,
  • 00:23:42.040 --> 00:23:42.260
  • THAT YOU'RE LEARNING ALL OF THIS,
  • 00:23:43.050 --> 00:23:44.030
  • THIS IS THAT MOST EXCITING TIME OF YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:23:44.140 --> 00:23:45.270
  • AS A CHRISTIAN, AND BEFORE YOU MOVE ONTO THAT NEXT CHAIR,
  • 00:23:46.090 --> 00:23:48.190
  • BUT LET ME TELL YOU, IT'S SO IMPORTANT
  • 00:23:48.290 --> 00:23:50.090
  • THAT YOU KEEP ON GROWING.
  • 00:23:50.100 --> 00:23:51.250
  • BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENS IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 7,
  • 00:23:52.050 --> 00:23:55.140
  • IT SAYS ANYONE WHO LISTENS TO MY TEACHING
  • 00:23:55.240 --> 00:23:56.250
  • AND FOLLOWS IT IS WISE,
  • 00:23:57.040 --> 00:23:58.020
  • LIKE A PERSON WHO BUILDS A HOUSE ON SOLID ROCK,
  • 00:23:58.030 --> 00:24:00.250
  • SAY SOLID ROCK. - CONGREGATION: SOLID ROCK.
  • 00:24:01.060 --> 00:24:02.050
  • AND THOUGH THE RAIN COMES IN TORRENTS,
  • 00:24:02.160 --> 00:24:04.080
  • AND THE FLOOD WATERS RISE,
  • 00:24:04.160 --> 00:24:07.010
  • AND THE WINDS BEAT AGAINST THAT HOUSE,
  • 00:24:07.110 --> 00:24:08.100
  • IT WON'T COLLAPSE BECAUSE IT'S BUILT ON BEDROCK.
  • 00:24:08.220 --> 00:24:09.270
  • BUT ANYONE WHO HEARS MY TEACHING AND DOESN'T OBEY,
  • 00:24:09.280 --> 00:24:12.150
  • IT IS LIKE FOOLISH, LIKE A PERSON WHO BUILDS HOUSE ON SAND,
  • 00:24:12.270 --> 00:24:16.020
  • AND WHEN THE RAINS AND FLOODS COME,
  • 00:24:16.110 --> 00:24:17.060
  • AND THE WINDS BEAT AGAINST THAT HOUSE,
  • 00:24:17.160 --> 00:24:19.130
  • IT WILL COLLAPSE WITH A MIGHTY CRASH.
  • 00:24:19.210 --> 00:24:22.070
  • THREE THINGS BEFORE I LEAVE, VERY SIMPLE.
  • 00:24:22.170 --> 00:24:25.200
  • OUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH DEPENDS ON NUMBER ONE, BEING PLANTED.
  • 00:24:26.010 --> 00:24:30.020
  • YOU GOTTA GET PLANTED.
  • 00:24:30.110 --> 00:24:30.260
  • YOU SEE THIS ARECA PALM?
  • 00:24:31.060 --> 00:24:35.180
  • THIS ARECA PALM WILL ONLY STAY THIS SIZE,
  • 00:24:35.190 --> 00:24:39.050
  • IF I LEAVE IT IN THIS POT, BECAUSE THE
  • 00:24:39.160 --> 00:24:40.260
  • POT'S NOT BIG ENOUGH, AND IT'LL STUNT ITS GROWTH,
  • 00:24:41.070 --> 00:24:43.020
  • AND IT'LL KEEP IT, IT'LL BE NICE.
  • 00:24:43.110 --> 00:24:44.160
  • IT'LL BE A NICE HOUSEPLANT, YOU JUST LEAVE IT RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:24:44.280 --> 00:24:47.210
  • BUT IF YOU WANT THAT ARECA PALM TO ACTUALLY GROW BIGGER,
  • 00:24:48.030 --> 00:24:50.220
  • AND YOU WANNA PUT IT IN YOUR YARD FOR SOME SHADE,
  • 00:24:50.230 --> 00:24:53.120
  • OR YOU WANT IT FOR SOME SECURITY COVERING,
  • 00:24:53.210 --> 00:24:55.040
  • OR WHATEVER IT IS, WHATEVER.
  • 00:24:55.120 --> 00:24:57.070
  • YOU HAVE TO TAKE THIS OUT, AND PLANT IT,
  • 00:24:57.170 --> 00:25:02.220
  • AND WHEN IT IS PLANTED, IT WILL GROW TO ITS FULL STATURE
  • 00:25:03.040 --> 00:25:07.010
  • THAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO GROW.
  • 00:25:07.090 --> 00:25:08.220
  • YOU HAVE TO GET PLANTED.
  • 00:25:08.290 --> 00:25:09.230
  • PSALM 92:13 SAYS THOSE WHO ARE PLANTED
  • 00:25:10.030 --> 00:25:12.270
  • IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
  • 00:25:13.030 --> 00:25:14.190
  • SHALL FLOURISH IN THE COURTS OF OUR GOD.
  • 00:25:14.290 --> 00:25:17.270
  • COME ON, GROW TRACK, CONNECT GROUP,
  • 00:25:18.080 --> 00:25:20.170
  • THE TRAIN CLASSES WITH APOLOGETICS AND ALL THAT.
  • 00:25:20.280 --> 00:25:23.210
  • YOU'VE GOTTA GET PLANTED, EVERYBODY SAY PLANTED.
  • 00:25:23.220 --> 00:25:25.120
  • -[CONGREGATION] PLANTED.
  • 00:25:25.180 --> 00:25:26.120
  • - NUMBER TWO, YOU'VE GOT TO BE ROOTED.
  • 00:25:26.230 --> 00:25:30.180
  • TO BE ROOTED MEANS YOU ARE CONNECTED.
  • 00:25:30.280 --> 00:25:34.050
  • COLOSSIANS 2:7, BE ROOTED, IT SAYS,
  • 00:25:34.140 --> 00:25:35.290
  • LET YOUR ROOTS GROW DOWN INTO HIM
  • 00:25:36.080 --> 00:25:37.160
  • AND LET YOUR LIVES BE BUILT ON HIM.
  • 00:25:37.170 --> 00:25:39.210
  • SO POWERFUL, LET YOUR ROOTS GROW DOWN INTO HIM,
  • 00:25:40.030 --> 00:25:41.130
  • THAT YOUR LIVES BE BUILT ON HIM.
  • 00:25:41.230 --> 00:25:43.150
  • THEN YOUR FAITH WILL GROW STRONG IN THE TRUTH
  • 00:25:43.160 --> 00:25:44.290
  • THAT YOU WERE TAUGHT IN,
  • 00:25:45.080 --> 00:25:46.040
  • AND YOU WILL OVERFLOW WITH THANKFULNESS.
  • 00:25:46.130 --> 00:25:50.170
  • YOU GOTTA HIDE THE WORD IN YOUR HEART EVERYBODY.
  • 00:25:50.280 --> 00:25:52.200
  • THE WORD IS STOLEN BECAUSE IT'S NEVER HIDDEN.
  • 00:25:52.290 --> 00:25:55.210
  • HEY EVERYBODY THIS IS PASTOR MIKE KAI
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  • FROM BEAUTIFUL HAWAII, INSPIRE CHURCH.
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  • AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TUNING IN,
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  • AND WATCHING US ON THE HILLSONG CHANNEL.
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  • VERY, VERY THANKFUL THAT YOU'VE TUNED IN.
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  • I WANT EVERYBODY TO REALIZE THIS, THAT THERE IS A SEAT
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  • AT THE TABLE FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US,
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  • WHETHER YOU'RE ON CHAIR ONE THAT YOU'RE SEEKING,
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  • CHAIR TWO, THAT YOU'RE GROWING, OR CHAIR THREE,
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  • THAT YOU'RE MATURING AND GROWING,
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  • AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD.
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  • EVERY PERSON HAS A SEAT AT THE TABLE.
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  • AND WE SET OUT THE SPREAD, COME AND FEAST ON WHAT GOD HAS
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  • FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US. [GENTLE MUSIC]
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  • AND ALSO WANNA INVITE YOU TO BEAUTIFUL HAWAII
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  • IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN OCTOBER,
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S COLD,
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GETTING COLD,
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GETTING GRAY,
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  • OR I DON'T KNOW WHAT COLOR YOUR SKY IS,
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  • BUT IN HAWAII, DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER,
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  • IT IS CRYSTAL BLUE WATERS, AND BEAUTIFUL BLUE SKIES
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  • WITH GREEN VALLEYS, NICE WHITE SAND BEACHES,
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  • BLACK SAND BEACHES TOO,
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  • AND THE EQUIP/INSPIRE CONFERENCE.
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  • YOU'RE GONNA WANNA CHECK OUT THIS CONFERENCE.
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  • IT IS ONE OF THE BEST LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES
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  • FOR CHURCH LEADERS, IN THE PACIFIC RIM, IN THE PACIFIC RIM.
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  • SO I WANNA INVITE YOU TO HAWAII
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  • DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER AT THE EQUIP/INSPIRE CONFERENCE.
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  • GO TO OUR WEBSITE, CHECK IT OUT.
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  • ALSO, I'D LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM.
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  • MY INSTAGRAM IS AT THE BOTTOM, AND ALSO ONE MORE THING,
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  • WE'D LOVE TO KNOW MORE
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  • ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THIS PROGRAM,
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  • HOW HAS THE LORD SPOKEN TO YOU AND TOUCHED YOU,
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  • THROUGH OUR WEBSITE, OR ACTUALLY OUR EMAIL,
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  • GO TO INFO@INSPIRE.CHURCH.
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  • INFO@INSPIRE.CHURCH, SEND US AN EMAIL,
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  • WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
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  • UNTIL THEN, MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU.
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  • HAVE A GREAT WEEK, GOD BLESS, ALOHA.
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