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October 11, 2017
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Judah Smith | God Loves The World

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  • male announcer: For over 30 years, the mandate of Hillsong
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  • Conference has remained unchanged, to champion
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  • the cause of local churches everywhere.
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  • Brian Houston: You watch what God can do.
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  • You can make your church the most powerful,
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  • faith-filled church on the globe.
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  • announcer: Today, Hillsong Conference takes place
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  • in 3 continents and gathers over 70.000 delegates to bring
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  • you world-class speakers, inspirational worship,
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  • and God-breathed sessions.
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  • Brian: God's gonna do something powerful in your life.
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  • announcer: So, join Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston
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  • for a front row seat.
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  • Settle in and enjoy the experience for yourself
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  • as we bring you "The Best of Hillsong Conference."
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  • Judah Smith: He says, "Go and learn what this means.
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  • I desire mercy and not sacrifice for I have come
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  • to seek and to save the lost.
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  • I have not come for those who think themselves
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  • to be righteous, but those who know that they
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  • are lost and they are desperate."
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  • What is Jesus saying?
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  • "I am your Hosea, and I will go, and I will look,
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  • and I will search, and I will pay whatever it costs for you."
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  • Judah: I'm gonna read from a very abstract,
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  • undiscovered part of Scripture.
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  • It's very unique.
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  • It's rarely ever been preached on.
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  • It's in this obscure book called the Book of John
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  • chapter 3 and verse 16.
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  • And we're just gonna start there.
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  • You can open your Bibles.
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  • Of course, I have this Scripture memorized,
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  • that's why I'm a preacher.
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  • So, I mean no condemnation.
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  • I don't want you to feel bad.
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  • I just, you know, obviously I study the Bible.
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  • But anyways, John chapter 3 and verse 16, it says this, "For God
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  • so loved the world that He gave, He gave His only begotten Son,
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  • that whosoever believe in Him would not perish
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  • but have everlasting life."
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  • I--there's so much there in that verse.
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  • We could be on that for weeks but I just, just the beginning
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  • of that verse really, really captures my attention.
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  • It reads and I quote from pure memory,
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  • "For God so loved the world,
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  • God so loves the world."
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  • Maybe that's really makes sense to you.
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  • Maybe there's no element of mystery because
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  • of your intellectual power but for me, things just
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  • don't fully make sense.
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  • Wait a minute, God so loved the world.
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  • I want to talk tonight on the subject, God loves the world.
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  • And I want us, just for a few minutes, to come around this
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  • thought and really think on what are the implications, what does
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  • it really mean that God, like God who says words
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  • and galaxies come into being--the Hubble telescope
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  • has discovered 3.000 galaxies of which we live in 1.
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  • This God loves our itty-bitty planet known as earth.
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  • God loves the world. What does that mean?
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  • Go with me to one other verse in Romans,
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  • Romans chapter 5 and we'll look in verse 6.
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  • You have your Bible tonight? I have this one memorized too.
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  • I'm just gonna look on the screen just
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  • to make you feel better.
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  • Romans chapter 5 and verse 6, "For when we were still without
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  • strength, in due time Jesus died for the ungodly."
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  • Wow, okay, now, scarcely for a righteous guy
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  • will somebody die but perhaps a good man someone would
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  • maybe possibly perchance die.
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  • What's Paul doing?
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  • He's talking about our society and our culture and how,
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  • you know, dedicated we are to each other.
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  • He's kind of defining the consistency of our love
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  • on this itty-bitty planet called earth.
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  • He's like, you know, in our realm like maybe you'll find
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  • somebody that'll die for a righteous guy.
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  • Rarely you find that hero who will die for a pretty good guy.
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  • But God, God demonstrates his own love toward us in that while
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  • we were--are you reading along or is it just me by myself?
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  • Are y'all--and that while we were?
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  • While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
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  • Want us to try to wrap our brains around, just for a few
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  • minutes, this extraordinary reality that God not only loves
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  • the world but he sent his Son to die for bad people and he did it
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  • with no guarantee while we were still sinners.
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  • God loves the world.
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  • Have you ever heard of the term groupie?
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  • Have you heard of this term? Good, three of you, fantastic.
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  • Groupie, now, just bear with me for a moment.
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  • Just in the generic sense, a groupie is a term
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  • made popular in pop culture.
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  • It's essentially someone who is--has an obsession with an
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  • artist or an entertainer of sorts and so much so that
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  • they stalk them, like they go everywhere they go.
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  • They go to their tour stops. I mean, they're just obsessed.
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  • They are, by definition, a groupie.
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  • Typically, a groupie, if you talk with them a bit, they will
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  • tell you how they're absolutely persuaded and convinced they are
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  • going to marry the particular artist they are obsessed with.
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  • There's no question. They--
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  • "As soon as Justin Bieber sees how much I love him,
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  • there will be one less lonely girl in the world.
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  • I will be his baby. Like, there's no question, J.B.
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  • and I, we are going to live happily ever--"
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  • Really? I'm just up here by myself.
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  • Thanks, guys. No, it's not a big deal.
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  • I'll cover it. Happily ever?
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  • announcer: Coming up next on
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  • "The Best of Hillsong Conference."
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  • Judah: Why the obsession with people
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  • that will never reciprocate?
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  • "God, this is so awkward.
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  • I don't know how to tell you this, but you're kind
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  • of starting to sound like a groupie."
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  • Judah: Now, some of you I can see on your face
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  • your smirking like, "Groupies."
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  • Where does that attitude come from?
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  • I'll tell you where it comes from because
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  • we all know something in this room about groupies.
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  • They are, by definition, deceived.
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  • They, like, if you had a moment to sit, one of these--sorry,
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  • ladies, bear with me.
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  • One of these young ladies down and say, "Listen, young lady,
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  • you're gorgeous, you're beautiful.
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  • God loves you, but Justin does not.
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • In fact, I don't know how to break this to you,
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  • he doesn't even know you exist."
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  • Now, my little girl, she's 4, right?
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  • She says her two guys in the world.
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  • "Dad, these are my two guys, my two guys."
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  • She says, she's got, I mean, she's got
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  • attitude for days, okay?
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  • She's 3 years old going on 30, okay?
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  • And she's like, "Dad, I got two guys."
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  • I said, "Who's your two guys?" "Justin Bieber and you, dad."
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  • "I'm like, really? I'm number two, really?"
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  • I'm not okay with that.
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  • But like if things progress, eventually I'm going to have
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  • to sit my little Gracie Raye Raye down.
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  • My little peanut princess, as I call her, I'm gonna
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  • have to sit her down and say, "Baby girl, your dad,
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  • he loves you.
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  • I believe in you.
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  • But this, this obsession with Justin,
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  • it's not going to work out."
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  • What am I doing as a dad?
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  • I'm just trying to protect my little girl's heart.
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  • I don't want her to deception to set in and then despondency, and
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  • she's gonna feel let down because she--Justin's gonna
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  • be 40 when she's ready to be married, okay?
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  • This is not okay, right?
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  • So, I'm protecting my baby girl.
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  • I'm like, "Girl, I just want you--it's cool.
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  • You can go to his concert, like whatever, we love him but no."
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  • You want to like talk to groupies everywhere
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  • and just say, "Enough is enough, this is ridiculous.
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  • Bruce Springsteen does not know you're alive."
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  • Wait a second. Anyway, so, there's no chance.
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  • Now, just bear with me.
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  • Don't get offended by this metaphor.
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  • Just hold on a second.
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  • I'm just saying I read John 3:16 the other day
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  • and I was like hold on a minute.
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  • God so loves the world, this is not good.
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  • This is not good.
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  • God so loves the world that he gave his only begotten Son
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  • that whosoever, whosoever, you're giving up
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  • your son for a whosoever?
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  • God so loves the world, like just bear with me.
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  • I had a sudden urge to sit God down and break
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  • the news to him, yeah.
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  • "God, I don't know how to tell you this, but this world that
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  • you're obsessed with, particularly the people in it
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  • who are bad, like I noticed that you're really obsessed and
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  • you're like following people everywhere.
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  • I read recently that while we sleep, you watch us.
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  • This is getting kind of weird to be honest.
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  • Look, I've had a lot of these conversations, trust me,
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  • this one's a bit unique.
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  • But look, this is not gonna be good for you.
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  • Like, I don't want you to get hurt, God.
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  • Because see, you're extending yourself here.
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  • You're giving so much, and you're following these people
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  • around, and you're loving them, but I don't know how to tell you
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  • this but, uh, awkward, a lot of them never gonna reciprocate.
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  • Do you know this?
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  • Like just choose the ones--wait a minute God, while we're on
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  • topic, don't you know the ones that are gonna reciprocate?
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  • You need to be more picky here.
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  • This is too much.
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  • You're taking on a little too much here.
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  • You love everybody? You love bad people?"
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  • I told someone recently I said, "God loves bad people."
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  • They go, "Whoa, that's crazy."
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  • And I'm like, "Wait a minute, it's not that crazy
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  • as if there are good people."
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • [congregation cheering]
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  • God loves people who will never love him back.
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  • It gets weird though because he loves people that he
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  • knows will never love him back.
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  • It gets weirder.
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  • Jesus took added pain on his body for the sins of people
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  • who would never acknowledge his sacrifice.
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  • He died for the ungodly.
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  • You think Jesus hedged his bets and only experienced pain for
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  • those who would reciprocate and accept his substitution?
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  • No. Why the added pain?
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  • Why the obsession with people that will never reciprocate?
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  • "God, this is so awkward.
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  • I don't know how to tell you this, but you're kind
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  • of starting to sound like a groupie.
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  • You gotta stop this."
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  • He can't, you know? He can't.
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  • He can't help himself, you know that, right?
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  • Literally, God cannot help himself because God doesn't
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  • have love, God doesn't do love, God is love.
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  • Not all love is God and love is not the deity that we worship,
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  • but our God is love and he can no more deny
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  • himself than stop loving humanity.
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  • He's obsessed.
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  • He--John 3:16 doesn't say he loves the world, it says
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  • he so, he so loves the world.
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  • Have you ever seen a dad or a mom with
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  • a bad case of the so loves?
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  • I mean, they just so love their kid.
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  • I grew up with such a family unit.
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  • My mom and dad had a bad case of the so loves.
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  • I'd be at like soccer games and baseball, and my dad
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  • would be there and he would like get embroidered
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  • hats for our Tee-ball team.
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  • Like, dad, why are you embroidering hats
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  • for our Tee-ball team?
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  • We have eight games. This is ridiculous.
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  • And dad's like up screaming, yelling at the umpire.
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  • "Dad, the umpire goes to our church."
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  • "I don't care."
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  • You know, he's just, he's like obsessed.
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  • He's running down the sidelines during the soccer matches.
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  • And I made a commitment that day,
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  • I will not be that kind of father.
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • But then when the first kid popped out, and the second,
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  • and the third, and they look like you and stuff.
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  • And you want to kiss 'em and then they start going out for
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  • little soccer teams and you get there and it's practice, I know.
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  • It's indoor soccer and I'm the only dad there,
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  • the rest are nannies.
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  • But all of a sudden, he gets a breakaway out of the pack
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  • and the ball trickles on accident and he gets--and
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  • I'm running down the sideline.
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  • I'm pushing nannies out of the way
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  • and I'm screaming, "Kick the ball, son!"
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  • He looks at me, accidentally nudges the soccer ball
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  • and it trickles into the goal.
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  • I pull my shirt off.
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  • I'm running around the indoor soccer arena, "Goal!"
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  • announcer: Coming up next.
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  • Judah: Now many prophets, years before Jesus comes on the
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  • scene, have peculiar assignments such as Isaiah and others
  • 00:17:24.170 --> 00:17:28.250
  • but I dare say that Hosea is given the most exceptional,
  • 00:17:28.260 --> 00:17:33.180
  • ridiculous, slightly embarrassing assignment.
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  • announcer: Welcome back to "The Best of Hillsong Conference."
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  • Judah: I pull my shirt off, I'm running around
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  • the indoor soccer arena, "Goal!"
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  • Judah: What are you gonna do? That's my boy!
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  • So loved, so loved, it's illogical.
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  • It's ridiculous. Can't add it up.
  • 00:18:07.090 --> 00:18:09.090
  • It's not mathematical, there's no equation.
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  • Just so love. I just--just so love.
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  • I stop being cool and cool's a high priority for me but when
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  • you become a parent like, you just vogue goes out the window
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  • and you're just obsessed with this little human that you like
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  • partly created and you're just so in love.
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  • God can't help himself.
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  • What's interesting to me is like you can be here tonight
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  • and you can be like, "I'm gonna tell you the truth, man,
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  • I don't even know what I believe out of all this stuff, man,
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  • know what I believe about God."
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  • Okay, that's fine. That's your prerogative.
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  • I'm just here to tell you he won't ever stop watching you.
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  • Like, I guarantee you something tonight like when you're
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  • sleeping, he's gonna be like, "Hey, love it when
  • 00:19:10.210 --> 00:19:19.150
  • he breathes like that."
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  • I'm just sayin'.
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  • And many people over the centuries and human history
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  • have tried to get God off their trail.
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  • "God, stop it. God, please just leave me alone!
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  • Okay, okay, you can't. It's hopeless.
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  • He's always gonna be there," why?
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  • One reason, love.
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  • You know, love is the theme of this life.
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  • Love is the main theme of our existence.
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  • It's the very purpose for which we were created.
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  • We are the objects of his obsession and nothing
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  • can change that obsession.
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • You are the object of his obsession.
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  • That Scripture, "God loves the world," includes you.
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  • He so loves you.
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  • Seven hundred and fifty years before Jesus will come to the
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  • planet and solve the sin problem, God's extraordinary,
  • 00:20:44.180 --> 00:20:54.010
  • ridiculous, illogical, unconditional love shows up
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  • on full display through a young man by the name of Hosea.
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  • Seven hundred and fifty years before Jesus is born,
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  • Hosea is a prophet.
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  • He's immediately following a prophet by the name of Amos.
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  • Hosea lives in the northern territory of Israel.
  • 00:21:14.270 --> 00:21:20.140
  • Now, many prophets, years before Jesus comes on the scene,
  • 00:21:20.150 --> 00:21:25.030
  • have peculiar assignments such as Isaiah and others, but
  • 00:21:25.040 --> 00:21:29.040
  • I dare say that Hosea is given the most exceptional,
  • 00:21:29.050 --> 00:21:35.020
  • ridiculous, slightly embarrassing assignment.
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  • You'll find that most of the prophets in God's Word in the
  • 00:21:41.030 --> 00:21:43.060
  • Old Testament, they did not just speak their prophecy.
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  • They actually got to live their prophecy.
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  • God assigns Hosea, he's going to be a prophet.
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  • He's going to be a speaker for God to Israel.
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  • And he says, "Okay Hosea, this is your assignment
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  • if you choose to accept it.
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  • I want you to marry a prostitute."
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  • Hosea must have said, "I'm sorry, Lord, come again?"
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  • "That's right, I'd like you to marry a prostitute."
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  • You read Hosea, there's not much explanation why,
  • 00:22:28.130 --> 00:22:30.180
  • he just says do it.
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  • So, Hosea marries a prostitute. What's her name?
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  • Her name's Gomer, bummer of a name, huh?
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  • Like really?
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  • She obviously was not that loved.
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  • He picks Gomer and for a while things go pretty
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  • well for a few years.
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  • They have a baby boy, and they have a baby girl,
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  • and they have another baby boy.
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  • Is it 2, 3 years, their marriage seems to be going relatively
  • 00:23:06.030 --> 00:23:10.270
  • well till one morning this prophet of God wakes up
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  • and Gomer's nowhere to be found.
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  • He notices that she's not in bed.
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  • He wakes up.
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  • He goes to the kitchen, she's not there.
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  • He goes to the kids' room, she's not there.
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  • He checks the closets, bathrooms, she's gone.
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  • He's a single dad, three kids.
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  • He's arguably one of the most famous people in all of Israel,
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  • the embarrassment is going to be apparent.
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  • "She's gone and I'm supposed to be a beacon of hope for Israel,
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  • and I can't even keep my wife at home."
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  • I'm not sure what happened after that?
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  • I'm sure he had some dark nights and eventually God comes
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  • to Hosea and he says, "Hosea, here's the plan.
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  • Go find her."
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  • "Okay." "And marry her again."
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  • "Again?" "Yup, go find her."
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  • Boy, Hosea deserves a lot of credit.
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  • That's a special guy.
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  • He says, "Okay, God," and that's where we pick up the story
  • 00:24:28.140 --> 00:24:32.160
  • in Hosea chapter 3 starting with verse 1.
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  • God says to Hosea, "Go again, love a woman who is loved by
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  • a lover and is committing adultery, just like the love of
  • 00:24:39.240 --> 00:24:42.000
  • the Lord for the children of Israel, who look to other gods
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  • and love the raisin cakes of the pagans."
  • 00:24:45.260 --> 00:24:47.220
  • In other words, they're enamored by the things of this world.
  • 00:24:47.230 --> 00:24:51.160
  • Now, Hosea is smack dab in the middle of a culture, the nation
  • 00:24:51.170 --> 00:24:54.220
  • of Israel and at this time, the nation of Israel is experiencing
  • 00:24:54.230 --> 00:24:57.140
  • extraordinary prosperity.
  • 00:24:57.150 --> 00:24:59.060
  • The nation of Israel, everything clicking on all cylinders,
  • 00:24:59.070 --> 00:25:01.250
  • everything is going well, and they are--love is a major theme
  • 00:25:01.260 --> 00:25:06.020
  • but they have three primary positions on love, three
  • 00:25:06.030 --> 00:25:10.000
  • primary philosophies of love.
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  • Number one, they believe love can be purchased.
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  • Israel has entered into this era and this season where they
  • 00:25:15.280 --> 00:25:18.280
  • believe love can be purchased.
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  • Secondly, Israel believes at this time is that love
  • 00:25:21.040 --> 00:25:23.290
  • is simply the pursuit of self-gratification.
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  • And the third belief they have about love is that well, love is
  • 00:25:26.180 --> 00:25:30.260
  • found and can be discovered with inanimate objects, things.
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  • I read this, was studying about Israel in the time of Hosea
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  • and I thought, this sounds eerily similar to the
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  • world we live in today.
  • 00:25:45.120 --> 00:25:47.120
  • The concept of love has become so convoluted,
  • 00:25:47.130 --> 00:25:50.170
  • "Love ya, love ya."
  • 00:25:50.180 --> 00:25:54.170
  • But God's love seems to pierce through the convoluted concepts
  • 00:25:54.180 --> 00:25:59.040
  • of love in today's modern society where philosophies
  • 00:25:59.050 --> 00:26:02.210
  • proliferate throughout the continents of our great globe
  • 00:26:02.220 --> 00:26:06.040
  • where people believe that love can be purchased, that love
  • 00:26:06.050 --> 00:26:09.080
  • is about self, and love is about things.
  • 00:26:09.090 --> 00:26:12.180
  • This is not love so God says, "I will demonstrate to my
  • 00:26:12.190 --> 00:26:17.270
  • people what love really is."
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  • announcer: We'll be continuing with more after the break.
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  • Judah: And he prophesies about a new world order,
  • 00:26:28.030 --> 00:26:31.010
  • and a new day, and a new era, and a new covenant,
  • 00:26:31.020 --> 00:26:34.230
  • where there will be a messianic King.
  • 00:26:34.240 --> 00:26:37.220
  • And in those days, people will be in awe of his goodness!
  • 00:26:37.230 --> 00:26:43.070
  • Judah: One scholar wrote, "Other than the crucifixion, the
  • 00:26:51.250 --> 00:26:54.090
  • death, burial, and resurrection of the Jesus Christ, undoubtedly
  • 00:26:54.100 --> 00:26:57.120
  • the story of Hosea and Gomer is the greatest expression in
  • 00:26:57.130 --> 00:27:01.090
  • demonstration of God's love in all of Scripture."
  • 00:27:01.100 --> 00:27:07.070
  • So, Hosea gets assignment, "Go look for her, Hosea."
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  • He does. What was that like?
  • 00:27:14.070 --> 00:27:19.040
  • He's gotta go looking for his wife where men
  • 00:27:19.250 --> 00:27:24.030
  • of God should not be.
  • 00:27:24.040 --> 00:27:29.020
  • Now, you gotta understand something, Hosea is a famous
  • 00:27:29.270 --> 00:27:32.010
  • figure at this time in Israel, he is a holy man, he is a seer,
  • 00:27:32.020 --> 00:27:36.000
  • he is a prophet.
  • 00:27:36.010 --> 00:27:37.180
  • And God gives him the assignment,
  • 00:27:37.190 --> 00:27:39.070
  • "Go down to the red-light district.
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  • Go down to the brothels.
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  • Go down and I want you to find your wife."
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  • God, yes.
  • 00:27:47.180 --> 00:27:51.040
  • So, he goes to that part of town, if you know what I mean.
  • 00:27:51.050 --> 00:27:56.010
  • "How are ya?"
  • 00:27:56.020 --> 00:27:57.220
  • He approaches people that are no doubt in the industry.
  • 00:27:57.230 --> 00:28:00.250
  • "Have you seen Gomer?" "Gomer, your girl?"
  • 00:28:00.260 --> 00:28:06.030
  • "Yeah, have you seen her?
  • 00:28:06.040 --> 00:28:07.280
  • I just hadn't seen her in a while.
  • 00:28:07.290 --> 00:28:10.030
  • I just been looking for her."
  • 00:28:10.040 --> 00:28:12.040
  • "Oh man, yeah, wow, sorry.
  • 00:28:12.050 --> 00:28:13.280
  • Nah man, I haven't seen her in a while, she--yeah, okay."
  • 00:28:13.290 --> 00:28:20.290
  • Keeps walking and asking.
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  • Wonder if he had to ask some guys.
  • 00:28:23.280 --> 00:28:28.270
  • "Hey, I don't know how to say this, but
  • 00:28:28.280 --> 00:28:31.140
  • you seen my wife lately?"
  • 00:28:31.150 --> 00:28:34.000
  • "Ay man, she--I didn't know, I didn't know
  • 00:28:34.010 --> 00:28:36.160
  • you two were still together.
  • 00:28:36.170 --> 00:28:38.130
  • I saw her a couple days ago, man, my bad.
  • 00:28:38.140 --> 00:28:40.230
  • I didn't--yeah, it's cool. I just, um, I'm looking for her.
  • 00:28:40.240 --> 00:28:45.140
  • Have you seen her? Do you know--"
  • 00:28:45.150 --> 00:28:47.110
  • Man, last time I saw her was a couple streets down.
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  • Yeah man, well, hey, good luck with that."
  • 00:28:52.180 --> 00:28:54.180
  • "Yeah, thanks."
  • 00:28:54.190 --> 00:28:57.090
  • Till he finally walks up, and where does he see Gomer?
  • 00:28:57.100 --> 00:28:59.240
  • She's on the selling block. She's in the sex slave industry.
  • 00:28:59.250 --> 00:29:04.060
  • She's being sold and what most scholars believe
  • 00:29:04.070 --> 00:29:10.050
  • is he walked in on an auction.
  • 00:29:10.060 --> 00:29:14.190
  • I want you to--he's walking in on an auction
  • 00:29:14.200 --> 00:29:17.210
  • and that's his wife.
  • 00:29:17.220 --> 00:29:20.160
  • "Excuse me, sir, that's my wife."
  • 00:29:20.170 --> 00:29:25.010
  • "But I don't care who that is, who you say she is,
  • 00:29:25.020 --> 00:29:29.210
  • she's mine and she's for sale.
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  • This is the price."
  • 00:29:32.110 --> 00:29:35.170
  • What was that like for Gomer?
  • 00:29:35.180 --> 00:29:38.030
  • She probably can't even look at Hosea.
  • 00:29:38.040 --> 00:29:42.010
  • She never fathomed he would come down here and
  • 00:29:42.020 --> 00:29:45.170
  • pay the price of the auction.
  • 00:29:45.180 --> 00:29:48.220
  • Does he have to outbid other bidders?
  • 00:29:48.230 --> 00:29:52.030
  • Maybe.
  • 00:29:52.040 --> 00:29:55.020
  • As it happens, he ends up paying 15 pieces of silver,
  • 00:29:55.030 --> 00:29:59.180
  • and 5 bushels of barley.
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  • Fifteen is a significant number in Scripture speaking
  • 00:30:02.160 --> 00:30:06.190
  • of the divine energy of God towards humanity,
  • 00:30:06.200 --> 00:30:09.130
  • five is the number of grace.
  • 00:30:09.140 --> 00:30:11.060
  • Silver representing the divinity, the bushels of
  • 00:30:11.070 --> 00:30:13.230
  • barley representing the humanity.
  • 00:30:13.240 --> 00:30:15.250
  • The gospel is right there if we'll look at it.
  • 00:30:15.260 --> 00:30:21.090
  • And he says, "I'll pay whatever the price is.
  • 00:30:21.100 --> 00:30:25.160
  • I'll pay it.'
  • 00:30:25.170 --> 00:30:28.020
  • "Wait a second, Hosea, she's already yours."
  • 00:30:28.030 --> 00:30:34.060
  • "I know but I'll pay for what's already mine."
  • 00:30:34.240 --> 00:30:40.010
  • The Bible says the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof.
  • 00:30:40.020 --> 00:30:44.180
  • And yet God sends his Son to spill his sacred blood on a
  • 00:30:44.190 --> 00:30:47.260
  • torture tool to purchase what is, in fact, already his.
  • 00:30:47.270 --> 00:30:53.250
  • For humanity is the peculiar unique possession of its creator
  • 00:30:53.260 --> 00:30:58.230
  • and yet he paid a price.
  • 00:30:58.240 --> 00:31:04.280
  • We're already his.
  • 00:31:04.290 --> 00:31:06.190
  • Just in case you didn't know, you're already his, friend.
  • 00:31:06.200 --> 00:31:14.190
  • He said, "Okay, I'll pay for her."
  • 00:31:14.200 --> 00:31:18.070
  • He pays and then he proceeds to renew his vows to her.
  • 00:31:18.080 --> 00:31:23.100
  • That's what he's doing, he's renewing their vows.
  • 00:31:23.110 --> 00:31:26.070
  • Look what he says in verse 3, "You shall stay with me, You
  • 00:31:26.080 --> 00:31:31.270
  • shall stay with me many days; you shall not play the harlot,
  • 00:31:31.280 --> 00:31:35.260
  • Gomer, nor shall you have a man, and I will do the same for you."
  • 00:31:35.270 --> 00:31:43.160
  • That's not what I would have said.
  • 00:31:46.170 --> 00:31:50.110
  • That's not what I would have said.
  • 00:31:50.120 --> 00:31:53.190
  • And then the Spirit of God comes on Hosea and right there after
  • 00:31:53.200 --> 00:31:57.130
  • he just purchased his wife back, he starts to prophesy about
  • 00:31:57.140 --> 00:32:02.070
  • Israel and he starts to prophesy about days that shall come.
  • 00:32:02.080 --> 00:32:06.040
  • In verse 4, listen, he says, "For the children of Israel
  • 00:32:06.050 --> 00:32:11.020
  • shall abide many days without king or prince, without
  • 00:32:11.030 --> 00:32:13.260
  • sacrifice or sacred pillar, without ephod or teraphim.
  • 00:32:13.270 --> 00:32:17.220
  • But afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek
  • 00:32:17.230 --> 00:32:21.090
  • the Lord their God and David their king."
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  • Now, he does not mean David.
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  • He's using the name David because he's yet to know the
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  • name Jesus but David is a messianic standin, that's all.
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  • For they will call Jesus the son of David.
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  • He's just doing the best he can with the knowledge he has.
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  • He's speaking of the days of Jesus.
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  • There will come a day where they will have a king.
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  • And it goes on and says, "Afterward the children of
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  • Israel shall return, seek the Lord, David their king.
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  • They shall fear the Lord and His goodness in those days."
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  • Well, those were not the days Hosea was in.
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  • For throughout the Old Testament, you will notice
  • 00:33:03.220 --> 00:33:05.160
  • a recurring theme, the people lived in terror,
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  • in fear of his judgment and his wrath.
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  • But Hosea stands having just purchased his harlot life back
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  • and he prophesies about a new world order, and a new day, and
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  • a new era, and a New Covenant where there will be a messianic
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  • king and in those days people will be in awe of his goodness!
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  • Which reminds me, the Bible says it's
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  • his goodness that leads people to change.
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  • Who's Hosea? God.
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  • Hosea means salvation. Gomer means completion.
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  • Who's Hosea? That's our God.
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  • Well, who's Gomer? Me, you.
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  • He won't stop, will he? He won't stop.
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  • He'll search the most despicable, horrible, pockets
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  • of this planet to find you and to pay the price for you.
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  • Who, who's Gomer? Me.
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  • Jesus is my Hosea and he, he completes me.
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  • Nothing needs to be added when I meet my Hosea.
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  • Nothing can be added. I am complete.
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  • He's paid the price.
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  • Jesus says they complained.
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  • Do you remember he's sitting with tax collectors and sinners
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  • in Matthew chapter 9 and they complain.
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  • They said, "Why do you eat with such scum?
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  • Why do you eat with such bad people, with rejects and dogs?
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  • Why do you do it?" And he quotes the Book of Hosea.
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  • He says, "Go and learn what this means.
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  • I desire mercy and not sacrifice for I have come
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  • to seek and to save the lost.
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  • I have not come for those who think themselves to be righteous
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  • but those who know they are lost and they are desperate."
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  • What is Jesus saying? "I am your Hosea."
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  • Go and learn what this means, who's he talking to.
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  • He's talking to Jews who understand, who would have
  • 00:35:54.170 --> 00:35:57.250
  • heard stories of the great Prophet Hosea.
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  • He's saying, "I am Hosea. I am your salvation.
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  • And I will go, and I will look, and I will search,
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  • and I will pay whatever the cost for you."
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  • God!
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  • Hosea is Jesus
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  • and, you know, it's not neat and tidy
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  • when you gotta save Gomers.
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  • And what ends up happening is when you realize that you're
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  • Gomer, it dawns on you there's more Gomers.
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  • announcer: Don't go anywhere because there's more to come
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  • on "The Best of Hillsong Conference."
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  • Judah: I just I guess all I think God wanted me to ask you
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  • is like, would you, would you go after Gomer if he asked you to?
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  • Judah: 1 John chapter 4, verse 10 says, "This is love,
  • 00:37:25.290 --> 00:37:31.030
  • not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent
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  • His Son to be the propitiation for our sins."
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  • And verse 11 says this, "If God so loved us."
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  • "If God so loved us."
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  • You cannot, when you stand and realize that you are Gomer, and
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  • you realize what your Hosea has done for you, and you are
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  • complete in him, and you are accepted, and you are loved, and
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  • you are forgiven, and nothing can ever change your position in
  • 00:38:04.170 --> 00:38:09.050
  • Christ, something wells up on the inside and you say, "I'm
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  • going to do whatever it takes to let more Gomers know."
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • I'm just warning ya, this gospel will wreck your plans.
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  • I'm just warning ya when you let this message sink in, it just
  • 00:38:49.030 --> 00:38:55.180
  • changes everything and then, you know, man plans his way
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  • and then here comes God directing your steps.
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  • Seventh generation preacher, you know, and I love church,
  • 00:39:06.290 --> 00:39:13.290
  • and love preaching, and love helping people and but then,
  • 00:39:14.000 --> 00:39:22.160
  • you know, I grew up a pretty good kid.
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  • And so, it was, you know, I mean what did God save me from,
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  • you know, like I don't know looking at "Sports Illustrated"
  • 00:39:31.250 --> 00:39:36.230
  • swimsuit edition while I walked by the cafe, you know,
  • 00:39:36.240 --> 00:39:41.150
  • saw the cover, you know?
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  • I don't know, like, I didn't have like this hairy testimony,
  • 00:39:44.180 --> 00:39:46.260
  • you know?
  • 00:39:46.270 --> 00:39:51.010
  • But then I realized like I'm Gomer, you know?
  • 00:39:52.170 --> 00:39:59.030
  • And if it hadn't been for Jesus, that divinity put on humanity,
  • 00:40:00.160 --> 00:40:06.260
  • paid the price for me that I was doomed, man.
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  • So, and I'm in Seattle, everything's going great and
  • 00:40:15.190 --> 00:40:20.000
  • just doing the best I can to lead the church for dad.
  • 00:40:20.010 --> 00:40:23.180
  • And he's in heaven and all of sudden, my wife and I,
  • 00:40:23.190 --> 00:40:28.150
  • we can't sleep at night.
  • 00:40:28.160 --> 00:40:30.080
  • And God just starts waking me up and it's the preacher's kid,
  • 00:40:30.090 --> 00:40:39.060
  • you know, just happy to preach sermon series and love people
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  • in suburban America.
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  • And I get tricked into this Bible study in California,
  • 00:40:46.100 --> 00:40:55.130
  • it starts growing and people start coming.
  • 00:40:55.140 --> 00:40:58.190
  • And God just rips my heart open and just asks me, "Would you--"
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  • God, I'm so sorry I'm crying like this.
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  • Just one of those--
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  • [congregation cheering]
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  • I just I guess all I think God wanted me to ask you
  • 00:41:23.190 --> 00:41:27.140
  • is like would you, would you go after Gomer
  • 00:41:27.150 --> 00:41:33.000
  • if he asked you to?
  • 00:41:33.010 --> 00:41:38.180
  • Like, would you--God, we sit in such a sacred place and these
  • 00:41:38.190 --> 00:41:44.290
  • forefathers have done so much to bring us to this moment.
  • 00:41:45.000 --> 00:41:48.170
  • Church, what a moment we find ourselves in.
  • 00:41:48.180 --> 00:41:53.170
  • We have been resourced. We have been empowered.
  • 00:41:53.180 --> 00:41:56.190
  • We have been invigorated. We have been expanded.
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  • We have been enlarged.
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  • Would you allow God to step in, and be your Hosea,
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  • and show you what he's done for you so much so?
  • 00:42:13.060 --> 00:42:19.160
  • There's Gomers everywhere, you know?
  • 00:42:19.170 --> 00:42:21.150
  • This isn't about a particular location, it's just--whoo!
  • 00:42:21.160 --> 00:42:29.200
  • I don't know who I'm talking to but God is--
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  • He's about to--
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  • [congregation cheering]
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  • God has so loved us we ought to love one another.
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  • We gotta love the unlovely, love the world.
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  • God, help us love the world.
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  • I want to love the world, you know?
  • 00:43:19.160 --> 00:43:21.230
  • It's crazy.
  • 00:43:21.240 --> 00:43:23.250
  • I want to love people that just are bad 'cause wait a minute,
  • 00:43:23.260 --> 00:43:29.100
  • that's me.
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  • Come on, church, come on, church.
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  • [cheering and applauding]
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  • If God's speaking to you and he's just pulling on your heart
  • 00:43:46.040 --> 00:43:54.150
  • and he could be saying so many different things.
  • 00:43:54.160 --> 00:43:57.110
  • God's talking to people, pastors, leaders,
  • 00:43:57.120 --> 00:43:59.070
  • young people, just let's go.
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  • Let's go.
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  • Like, I'm in God, whatever. Like it just doesn't matter.
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  • Whatever you want me to do.
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  • I just want to love people like you love people
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  • and like you love me.
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  • You can't do that on your own, friend.
  • 00:44:14.210 --> 00:44:16.100
  • The Holy Spirit's available. The Holy Spirit's here.
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  • He's working in your heart. He's doing a work right now.
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  • announcer: When we return, join us in worship on
  • 00:44:29.020 --> 00:44:31.110
  • "The Best of Hillsong Conference."
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  • Singing holy, heart like heaven.
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  • Singing holy, God almighty.
  • 00:44:40.280 --> 00:44:48.050
  • Own this heart broke sound
  • 00:44:48.060 --> 00:44:53.240
  • Singing holy is Your Name.
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  • announcer: Thanks for joining us.
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  • We trust that today's message has impacted your life and that
  • 00:45:07.040 --> 00:45:10.060
  • God has placed something significant in your heart.
  • 00:45:10.070 --> 00:45:13.240
  • We would love the opportunity to host you at one of our Hillsong
  • 00:45:13.250 --> 00:45:16.270
  • Conferences around the globe.
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  • Our hope and prayer is that you, your family, and your team
  • 00:45:19.120 --> 00:45:22.290
  • will gather with us and that together, we will continue
  • 00:45:23.000 --> 00:45:25.280
  • to move forward in strength, anointing, and grace.
  • 00:45:25.290 --> 00:45:29.250
  • 00:45:32.170 --> 00:45:34.080
  • Whoa,
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  • If you sought perfection.
  • 00:45:37.100 --> 00:45:40.010
  • Whoa,
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  • I'd die trying to reach it.
  • 00:45:43.260 --> 00:45:46.280
  • Whoa,
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  • this broken heart is all You want.
  • 00:45:50.260 --> 00:45:56.100
  • Come on, singing holy, heart like heaven.
  • 00:45:58.260 --> 00:46:07.020
  • Singing holy, God almighty.
  • 00:46:07.030 --> 00:46:14.060
  • Own this heart broke sound
  • 00:46:14.070 --> 00:46:20.100
  • Singing holy is Your Name,
  • 00:46:20.110 --> 00:46:26.280
  • Singing holy is Your Name.
  • 00:46:26.290 --> 00:46:36.060
  • Own the sound forever,
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  • Heart and heaven together,
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  • Singing Holy is Your Name.
  • 00:46:50.240 --> 00:46:55.120
  • And if it lifts You higher,
  • 00:46:57.160 --> 00:47:01.030
  • Burn in me Your desire,
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  • A passion worthy of Your Name.
  • 00:47:04.220 --> 00:47:08.260
  • Come on, own the sound forever,
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  • Heart and heaven together,
  • 00:47:14.260 --> 00:47:18.120
  • Singing Holy is Your Name.
  • 00:47:18.130 --> 00:47:23.030
  • And if it lifts You higher,
  • 00:47:25.080 --> 00:47:28.210
  • Burn in me Your desire,
  • 00:47:28.220 --> 00:47:32.050
  • A passion worthy of Your Name.
  • 00:47:32.060 --> 00:47:38.190
  • Whoa,
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  • And I'll throw my weakness,
  • 00:47:42.110 --> 00:47:45.030
  • whoa, into your greatness.
  • 00:47:45.040 --> 00:47:52.040
  • Whoa,
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  • this broken heart is all You want.
  • 00:47:55.270 --> 00:48:01.260
  • Jadwin Gillies: Let me hear you sing.
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  • Singing holy, heart like heaven.
  • 00:48:05.020 --> 00:48:12.020
  • Singing holy, God almighty.
  • 00:48:12.030 --> 00:48:19.080
  • Own this heart broke sound
  • 00:48:19.090 --> 00:48:25.100
  • Singing holy is Your Name.
  • 00:48:25.110 --> 00:48:29.280
  • Singing holy, heart like heaven.
  • 00:48:33.150 --> 00:48:40.140
  • Singing holy, God almighty.
  • 00:48:40.150 --> 00:48:47.160
  • Own this heart broke sound
  • 00:48:47.170 --> 00:48:53.150
  • Singing holy is Your Name,
  • 00:48:53.160 --> 00:49:00.050
  • Singing holy is Your Name.
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  • You're worthy of our praise.
  • 00:49:14.090 --> 00:49:17.160
  • You're worthy of our praise.
  • 00:49:17.170 --> 00:49:23.260
  • 00:49:24.120 --> 00:49:29.140
  • For You are worthy Jesus, Saviour.
  • 00:49:29.150 --> 00:49:36.000
  • You are worthy, King forever.
  • 00:49:36.010 --> 00:49:43.000
  • Hear my soul cry out
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  • Singing holy is Your name.
  • 00:49:48.180 --> 00:49:54.130
  • Jadwin: Come on, lift your arms.
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  • Singing holy, heart like heaven.
  • 00:49:56.240 --> 00:50:03.190
  • Singing holy, God almighty.
  • 00:50:03.200 --> 00:50:10.200
  • Own this heart broke sound
  • 00:50:10.210 --> 00:50:16.050
  • Singing holy is Your Name.
  • 00:50:16.060 --> 00:50:21.050
  • Jadwin: Come on, sing holy.
  • 00:50:21.060 --> 00:50:24.120
  • Singing holy, heart like heaven.
  • 00:50:24.130 --> 00:50:31.080
  • Singing holy, God almighty.
  • 00:50:31.090 --> 00:50:38.030
  • Own this heart broke sound
  • 00:50:38.040 --> 00:50:43.230
  • oh, Singing holy is Your Name.
  • 00:50:43.240 --> 00:50:52.020
  • Singing holy, heart like heaven.
  • 00:50:52.030 --> 00:50:58.220
  • Singing holy, God almighty.
  • 00:50:58.230 --> 00:51:05.280
  • Own this heart broke sound
  • 00:51:05.290 --> 00:51:11.150
  • Singing holy is Your Name,
  • 00:51:11.160 --> 00:51:18.080
  • Singing holy is Your Name,
  • 00:51:18.090 --> 00:51:24.000
  • oh, Singing holy is Your Name,
  • 00:51:24.010 --> 00:51:32.130
  • Singing holy is Your Name,
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  • holy is Your Name.
  • 00:51:39.110 --> 00:51:43.260
  • 00:51:44.160 --> 00:51:52.170
  • [congregation applauding]
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