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September 9, 2017
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Joel Houston | Tell The Truth

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  • - male announcer: For over
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  • 30 years, the mandate of
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  • Hillsong Conference has remained
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  • unchanged, to champion the cause
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  • of local churches everywhere.
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  • - Brian Houston: You watch
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  • what God can do.
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  • You can make your church
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  • the most powerful, faith-filled
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  • church on the globe.
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  • - announcer: Today, Hillsong
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  • Conference takes place in
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  • 3 continents and gathers over
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  • 70.000 delegates to bring
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  • you world-class speakers,
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  • inspirational worship,
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  • and God-breathed sessions.
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  • - Brian: God's gonna do
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  • something powerful in your life.
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  • - announcer: So, join
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  • Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston
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  • for a front row seat.
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  • Settle in and enjoy
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  • the experience for yourself
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  • as we bring you "The Best
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  • - Joel Houston: And if you
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  • have breath, then you
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  • have life and if you have life,
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  • then God can use you, not
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  • because of you but because it's
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  • all about him.
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  • He's gonna do what he needs to
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  • do in and through you so that
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  • he gets the glory and we get to
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  • - Joel: You happy with
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  • how I'm dressed today?
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  • I put a lot of thought into it.
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  • I don't often put a lot of
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  • thought into what I wear.
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  • I basically wear clothes that
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  • fit and just trying
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  • to make it work.
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  • I think it's funny that people
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  • choose to wear what they wear.
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  • Like everybody gets up in the
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  • morning and puts clothes on and
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  • that's what they chose to wear.
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  • I know sometimes it's like,
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  • the choices are limited,
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  • I understand that.
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  • Sometimes we dress because for,
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  • you know, for the occasion or
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  • for the circumstance 'cause it's
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  • cold, or it's hot, or it's, you
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  • know, you're gonna run around,
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  • or you're gonna go to work,
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  • or whatever, you gotta wear
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  • a uniform, and all
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  • that kind of stuff.
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  • But I'm living in New York these
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  • days and sometimes I just walk
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  • around the city and I see people
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  • and I go, I can't believe that
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  • you actually chose to wear that.
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  • Like, no one's making you wear
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  • that.
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  • Like, you chose to put that
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  • together.
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  • I think that's fascinating.
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  • I think it says so much about
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  • people, and culture, and God,
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  • and life, and choices, and
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  • everything about God.
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  • I know that sounds strange but
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  • it's true.
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  • And today, you know, I want to
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  • explain why I'm wearing what
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  • I'm wearing.
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  • It might just look like I'm
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  • trying to like perpetuate the
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  • stereotypes, hipster cool,
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  • Christianity, whatever you want
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  • to call it.
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  • I just like these clothes and
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  • they work on me and the reason
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  • they work on me is because I'm
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  • wearing a hat, primarily, yes,
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  • because it is cool and the cool
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  • kids are doing it, and I'm
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  • trying to like hang on to my
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  • youth for all dear life.
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  • But the main reason is because
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  • it's covering up what's beneath,
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  • or should I say, what's not
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  • really can there anymore
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  • beneath.
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  • And I'm okay, it's not like
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  • it's--it's not bad.
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  • I would just say it's like
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  • a recession.
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  • It's not like a GFC or like,
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  • it's not GFC bad, it's just like
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  • a little recession bad.
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  • No need to call Advanced Hair or
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  • anything, yeah, I'm not there,
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  • not there yet.
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  • My brother though--anyway.
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  • But that's basically the main
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  • reason I'm wearing a hat.
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  • And I've gone with black
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  • basically because you can't go
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  • wrong and it's great because
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  • I feel like if I was to wear a
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  • gray T-shirt or any other color
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  • T-shirt and black--I actually
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  • have a profuse sweating problem
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  • that's come back.
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  • I thought it was gone in my
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  • teenage years, but it's not,
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  • it's back, I don't know why.
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  • I can't explain it.
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  • So, if I was wearing any other
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  • color but black, that may
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  • distract you from the Word of
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  • God and we don't want that.
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  • And then yeah, I got these
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  • ripped jeans because what I've
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  • done with these--the cool thing
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  • about these jeans are they're
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  • like, you know, skinny, but
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  • they're not too skinny.
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  • They don't reveal too much.
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  • And then these rips, they--what
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  • I've done is I've got long johns
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  • underneath them so that nobody's
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  • offended by excess skin.
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  • And then the shoes just because
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  • they're cool.
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  • So, that's why I'm dressed like
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  • this and I hope that blesses
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  • your life.
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  • You ready for the Word of God?
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  • All right, awesome.
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  • My prayer is that we get this
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  • because I've been to a lot of
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  • conferences.
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  • In fact, I've been to every
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  • single one and not in the whole
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  • world, just like Hillsong
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  • Conferences.
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  • And I know this isn't the only
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  • conference in the world, all
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  • right?
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  • So, but I have been to a lot of
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  • conferences.
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  • And, you know, it's funny 'cause
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  • I've been involved in everything
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  • like first conference I was like
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  • a kid who was just getting into
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  • trouble as pastors' kids do.
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  • You know, as I've kind of got
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  • older at conference, you know, I
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  • got involved in like I used to
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  • the overhead projection stuff,
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  • you know, so technically little
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  • don't I know that I was actually
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  • leading worship way back then.
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  • You remember overhead
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  • projectors?
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  • Like, I was like 12 years old
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  • and, man, like it was so
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  • stressful.
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  • You have to put it up the right
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  • way, up, back to front,
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  • get it in.
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  • And I got really fancy.
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  • I had like two--I created these
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  • cards that would like frame the
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  • words and slide down,
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  • and it was awesome.
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  • So, I used to do that at
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  • Hillsong Conference,
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  • which was really cool.
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  • And it was a big moment.
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  • And then I've been involved
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  • in kids' ministry, and Jam,
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  • and when it was Jam.
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  • Jump to the jam
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  • to the great I Am.
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  • Anybody remember that?
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  • "Everybody scream," no?
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  • Cool, and then, you know, I
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  • found myself like playing bass
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  • and stuff and leading worship.
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  • A few years ago, though, in
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  • fact, 4 years ago, I was at
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  • Hillsong Conference and I
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  • absolutely did nothing because
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  • I couldn't.
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  • I completely lost my voice,
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  • couldn't sing, couldn't talk,
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  • had surgery.
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  • And at the same time, to be
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  • honest, I was a mess.
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  • I was really broken and I didn't
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  • know why.
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  • I couldn't explain it, didn't
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  • see it coming, just getting
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  • anxious for no reason, and
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  • thinking crazy stuff for no
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  • reason, and acting up for no
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  • reason.
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  • And so, I took a bunch of time
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  • just to kind of sit, not by
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  • choice actually, just because I
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  • put myself there.
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  • And so, I sat in this conference
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  • and it was so funny because the
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  • year before, you know, I was the
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  • guy doing everything, you know,
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  • like every opener, every, you
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  • know, video, everything, every
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  • song.
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  • Like I was just, like I'm the
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  • guy doing all the stuff, and God
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  • must be so proud, and how
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  • awesome is it to serve God,
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  • and how awesome am I?
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  • And then God, God made me sit
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  • and I sat in this conference for
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  • a week and it was the best
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  • conference we ever had.
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  • God moved in every creative
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  • movement.
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  • It was better than it's ever
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  • been.
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  • Every worship service was just
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  • incredible and every moment
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  • was amazing.
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  • And I sat there and I felt like
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  • God spoke to me and just said,
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  • "Hey, this whole thing,
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  • I don't need you, I want you."
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  • And that changed my life,
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  • that simple thought
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  • that God doesn't need me,
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  • he wants me, not because
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  • what I can do for him
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  • or how well I can do it,
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  • just 'cause he wants me.
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  • He loves me.
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  • And it's been the best 4 years
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  • of my life.
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  • I've never been more passionate
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  • about the church.
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  • I've never been more passionate
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  • about the kingdom.
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  • I've never been more in love
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  • with making music and using
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  • it to serve him.
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  • I've never been more content
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  • and it's just a beautiful thing.
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  • So, my prayer today is that no
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  • matter what season you're going
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  • through that you would leave
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  • this place just with
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  • an undeniable revelation of
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  • the fact that God wants you,
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  • not for what you can do for him,
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  • but just because he loves you
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  • and from that place, we find
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  • everything we need to do,
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  • everything he's calling us to do
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  • for him.
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  • But that simple shift in mindset
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  • and thinking will sustain you,
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  • it'll change you, it'll be the
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  • power and life that runs through
  • 00:09:44.140 --> 00:09:46.100
  • your ministry, or your career,
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  • or whatever it is because it's
  • 00:09:48.250 --> 00:09:50.170
  • everything.
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  • I love in Romans 12, it's just
  • 00:09:51.070 --> 00:09:52.150
  • this Scripture and it, you know,
  • 00:09:55.200 --> 00:09:58.200
  • talking about, you know,
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  • offering our bodies
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  • as living sacrifices.
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  • And in The Message it says,
  • 00:10:04.030 --> 00:10:07.030
  • you know, "Embracing what God
  • 00:10:07.030 --> 00:10:08.160
  • has done for you is the best
  • 00:10:08.160 --> 00:10:09.190
  • thing you can do for him."
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  • It's just not like--they're
  • 00:10:13.140 --> 00:10:14.140
  • not just like empty words.
  • 00:10:14.140 --> 00:10:15.250
  • This is the Word of God,
  • 00:10:15.250 --> 00:10:16.230
  • "Embracing what God has already
  • 00:10:17.180 --> 00:10:20.180
  • done for you is the best thing
  • 00:10:20.180 --> 00:10:21.250
  • you can do for him."
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  • - announcer: Coming up
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  • after the break.
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  • - Joel: My mum and dad forced
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  • me to learn the piano and it was
  • 00:10:29.280 --> 00:10:32.090
  • the worst half an hour of my
  • 00:10:32.090 --> 00:10:33.100
  • life every single day.
  • 00:10:33.100 --> 00:10:34.090
  • The bane of my existence was
  • 00:10:34.090 --> 00:10:35.200
  • this 30 minutes looking at these
  • 00:10:35.200 --> 00:10:37.120
  • keys on this broken, old piano.
  • 00:10:37.120 --> 00:10:39.050
  • My brother was smart, he had
  • 00:10:39.050 --> 00:10:40.270
  • to play the saxophone.
  • 00:10:40.270 --> 00:10:42.020
  • He was so bad and it sounded
  • 00:10:42.020 --> 00:10:43.260
  • so awful that my parents said,
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  • - Joel: What makes sense of God
  • 00:10:53.230 --> 00:10:56.030
  • to me is the paradox
  • 00:10:56.150 --> 00:10:59.150
  • and the parallels.
  • 00:10:59.150 --> 00:11:01.250
  • I love G.K. Chesterton,
  • 00:11:01.250 --> 00:11:02.260
  • he talks about paradox
  • 00:11:02.260 --> 00:11:04.100
  • like this, he says,
  • 00:11:04.100 --> 00:11:05.080
  • "Paradox is truth standing on
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  • its head to attract attention."
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  • This journey of faith that it's
  • 00:11:11.080 --> 00:11:14.080
  • not something we walk out by
  • 00:11:15.230 --> 00:11:18.230
  • sight but by faith.
  • 00:11:18.290 --> 00:11:21.290
  • It is a faith, a journey and
  • 00:11:23.100 --> 00:11:26.100
  • faith comes by hearing and
  • 00:11:26.100 --> 00:11:28.020
  • hearing by the Word of God.
  • 00:11:28.020 --> 00:11:29.160
  • And God spoke everything into
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  • existence, everything, literally
  • 00:11:32.020 --> 00:11:34.080
  • everything hangs on
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  • the Word of God.
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  • He gives us his Word and then
  • 00:11:38.040 --> 00:11:39.240
  • it's John 1, you know, the Word
  • 00:11:39.240 --> 00:11:41.190
  • became flesh and, you know,
  • 00:11:41.190 --> 00:11:43.230
  • we are saved on the confession
  • 00:11:46.230 --> 00:11:49.230
  • of our heart.
  • 00:11:50.290 --> 00:11:53.290
  • And we live in a world that is
  • 00:11:53.290 --> 00:11:55.180
  • consumed by what it sees
  • 00:11:55.240 --> 00:11:58.240
  • and vision.
  • 00:11:58.240 --> 00:11:59.140
  • And I found generally in life
  • 00:11:59.140 --> 00:12:01.190
  • like listening is easier
  • 00:12:01.190 --> 00:12:03.030
  • if you close your eyes,
  • 00:12:03.030 --> 00:12:03.280
  • it's no coincidence.
  • 00:12:03.280 --> 00:12:06.270
  • So many distractions,
  • 00:12:06.270 --> 00:12:07.250
  • so much to look at.
  • 00:12:07.250 --> 00:12:10.100
  • You know, we live in an
  • 00:12:10.100 --> 00:12:11.030
  • Instagram culture, you know,
  • 00:12:11.030 --> 00:12:13.290
  • show your best, hide the rest.
  • 00:12:14.090 --> 00:12:17.090
  • We live in a culture that
  • 00:12:17.090 --> 00:12:18.090
  • is absolutely consumed
  • 00:12:18.090 --> 00:12:19.250
  • with impressions,
  • 00:12:19.250 --> 00:12:22.230
  • what our impression is.
  • 00:12:22.230 --> 00:12:24.060
  • We live in a society that
  • 00:12:24.060 --> 00:12:26.060
  • is absolutely dominated by
  • 00:12:26.230 --> 00:12:29.230
  • appearances and yet God speaks
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  • to us and he requires that we
  • 00:12:34.030 --> 00:12:35.200
  • hear his voice.
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  • In 1 Corinthians 15, I'm about
  • 00:12:39.010 --> 00:12:42.010
  • to dive in so, are you ready?
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  • It says, "But someone will ask,
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  • 'How are the dead raised?'"
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  • It's talking about
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  • the resurrection which
  • 00:12:53.150 --> 00:12:54.190
  • just to be clear, without
  • 00:12:54.190 --> 00:12:56.090
  • the resurrection, this is all
  • 00:12:56.090 --> 00:12:58.080
  • a joke, we're wasting our time.
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  • So, if you don't believe this,
  • 00:12:59.210 --> 00:13:01.130
  • you should 'cause
  • 00:13:02.020 --> 00:13:05.020
  • it's everything.
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  • "Someone will ask,
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  • 'How are the dead raised?
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  • With what kind of body
  • 00:13:09.110 --> 00:13:10.230
  • will they come?'
  • 00:13:10.230 --> 00:13:12.110
  • How foolish!
  • 00:13:12.110 --> 00:13:13.060
  • What you sow does not
  • 00:13:13.060 --> 00:13:14.080
  • come to life unless it dies."
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  • That's interesting.
  • 00:13:17.220 --> 00:13:19.180
  • "When you sow, you do not plant
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  • the body that will be, but
  • 00:13:21.220 --> 00:13:23.020
  • just a seed, perhaps of wheat
  • 00:13:23.020 --> 00:13:25.070
  • or of something else.
  • 00:13:25.070 --> 00:13:26.040
  • But God gives it a body as he
  • 00:13:26.040 --> 00:13:28.080
  • has determined, and to each kind
  • 00:13:28.080 --> 00:13:30.040
  • of seed he gives its own body."
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  • Some bodies are better than
  • 00:13:33.110 --> 00:13:34.080
  • others, I'm talking about flesh.
  • 00:13:35.250 --> 00:13:38.250
  • "But there are also heavenly
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  • bodies and there are earthly
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  • bodies; but the splendor of
  • 00:13:43.010 --> 00:13:45.110
  • the heavenly body is one kind,
  • 00:13:45.110 --> 00:13:48.040
  • and the splendor of the
  • 00:13:48.040 --> 00:13:49.120
  • earthly bodies is another.
  • 00:13:49.120 --> 00:13:50.250
  • The sun has one kind of
  • 00:13:50.250 --> 00:13:51.260
  • splendor, the moon another and
  • 00:13:51.260 --> 00:13:53.110
  • the stars another; and star
  • 00:13:53.110 --> 00:13:54.280
  • differs from star in splendor."
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  • This is where I'm going.
  • 00:13:57.010 --> 00:13:58.120
  • "So will it be with the
  • 00:13:58.120 --> 00:13:59.090
  • resurrection of the dead.
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  • The body that is sown is
  • 00:14:00.280 --> 00:14:02.220
  • perishable, it is raised
  • 00:14:02.220 --> 00:14:04.040
  • imperishable; it is sown in
  • 00:14:04.040 --> 00:14:06.020
  • dishonor, it is raised in glory;
  • 00:14:06.020 --> 00:14:07.240
  • it is sown in weakness,
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  • it is raised in power;
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  • It is sown a natural body,
  • 00:14:10.270 --> 00:14:13.050
  • it is raised a spiritual body.
  • 00:14:13.050 --> 00:14:15.290
  • If there is a natural body,
  • 00:14:15.290 --> 00:14:17.020
  • there is also a spiritual body.
  • 00:14:17.020 --> 00:14:19.020
  • So it is written: 'The first man
  • 00:14:19.020 --> 00:14:20.230
  • Adam became a living being'; the
  • 00:14:20.230 --> 00:14:22.220
  • last Adam, a life-giving spirit.
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  • The spiritual did not come
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  • first, but the natural,
  • 00:14:27.020 --> 00:14:28.040
  • and after that the spiritual.
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  • The first man was of
  • 00:14:30.010 --> 00:14:31.060
  • the dust of the earth."
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  • Turn to your neighbor and say,
  • 00:14:35.270 --> 00:14:38.270
  • "You look earthy."
  • 00:14:47.160 --> 00:14:50.160
  • "The second man is of heaven.
  • 00:14:50.160 --> 00:14:51.280
  • As was the earthly man, so are
  • 00:14:52.250 --> 00:14:55.250
  • those who are of the earth; and
  • 00:14:55.250 --> 00:14:57.260
  • as is the heavenly man, so also
  • 00:14:57.260 --> 00:15:00.050
  • are those who are of heaven.
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  • And just as we have borne
  • 00:15:03.040 --> 00:15:04.110
  • the image of the earthly man,
  • 00:15:04.110 --> 00:15:05.220
  • so shall we bear the image
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  • of the heavenly man."
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  • This is everything I see
  • 00:15:11.200 --> 00:15:14.200
  • is that we have to understand
  • 00:15:14.200 --> 00:15:17.040
  • for everything we see,
  • 00:15:17.040 --> 00:15:18.010
  • there's a whole lot
  • 00:15:18.010 --> 00:15:18.210
  • that we don't see.
  • 00:15:18.210 --> 00:15:20.120
  • And I feel like we're consumed
  • 00:15:20.120 --> 00:15:23.090
  • with--like our bodies, this
  • 00:15:23.270 --> 00:15:26.270
  • is what we've got but we're not
  • 00:15:26.270 --> 00:15:29.010
  • just a body, we are bodies.
  • 00:15:29.010 --> 00:15:30.230
  • We are flesh and we are spirit.
  • 00:15:30.230 --> 00:15:33.110
  • We are dirt, we are light.
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  • We are--we live in a world that
  • 00:15:36.170 --> 00:15:39.170
  • is not just the world we see,
  • 00:15:39.170 --> 00:15:41.290
  • we live in worlds, there
  • 00:15:41.290 --> 00:15:43.050
  • is what God is doing,
  • 00:15:43.050 --> 00:15:45.100
  • establishing his kingdom.
  • 00:15:45.100 --> 00:15:47.210
  • We live in a world that's
  • 00:15:47.210 --> 00:15:48.110
  • consumed with empire built
  • 00:15:48.110 --> 00:15:50.230
  • on success, and affluence,
  • 00:15:50.230 --> 00:15:52.190
  • and prominence, and greed,
  • 00:15:52.190 --> 00:15:55.070
  • and just being on top.
  • 00:15:55.070 --> 00:15:56.140
  • And then you have this kingdom
  • 00:15:56.140 --> 00:15:58.110
  • empire that will never, ever,
  • 00:15:58.110 --> 00:16:00.160
  • ever fall, eternal, built on
  • 00:16:04.230 --> 00:16:07.230
  • the way of Jesus, on his glory,
  • 00:16:07.230 --> 00:16:10.030
  • and his grace, his kingdom.
  • 00:16:10.190 --> 00:16:13.190
  • And it's gone on all around us.
  • 00:16:13.190 --> 00:16:15.190
  • I'm fascinated.
  • 00:16:15.190 --> 00:16:17.110
  • What make sense of God to me
  • 00:16:17.110 --> 00:16:18.270
  • is actually what I relate to
  • 00:16:18.270 --> 00:16:20.000
  • naturally and I think that
  • 00:16:20.000 --> 00:16:22.080
  • is no mistake from God.
  • 00:16:22.080 --> 00:16:23.090
  • I think generally, God
  • 00:16:23.090 --> 00:16:24.260
  • will speak to you through
  • 00:16:24.260 --> 00:16:25.230
  • the things that relate to
  • 00:16:25.230 --> 00:16:26.190
  • you the most because he
  • 00:16:26.190 --> 00:16:27.200
  • is a God of relationship.
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  • He actually wants
  • 00:16:28.280 --> 00:16:29.190
  • to relate to us.
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  • It's interesting 'cause I feel
  • 00:16:31.220 --> 00:16:32.190
  • like sometimes, we do such a
  • 00:16:32.190 --> 00:16:34.270
  • good job of just like making God
  • 00:16:35.080 --> 00:16:38.080
  • like non-relatable and trying
  • 00:16:39.010 --> 00:16:42.010
  • to make him relevant.
  • 00:16:42.010 --> 00:16:44.280
  • God is the only thing
  • 00:16:44.280 --> 00:16:47.100
  • that is relevant.
  • 00:16:47.100 --> 00:16:49.020
  • He is relevance defined.
  • 00:16:49.020 --> 00:16:51.000
  • He is relatable because
  • 00:16:51.000 --> 00:16:53.200
  • everything about him is about
  • 00:16:53.200 --> 00:16:55.000
  • relationship and he created
  • 00:16:55.000 --> 00:16:56.230
  • everything single person
  • 00:16:56.230 --> 00:16:57.210
  • to know him so he'll use
  • 00:16:57.210 --> 00:16:58.250
  • whatever it takes to reach them.
  • 00:16:58.250 --> 00:17:01.170
  • Sometimes I feel like we have to
  • 00:17:01.170 --> 00:17:02.270
  • embrace that as the church and
  • 00:17:02.270 --> 00:17:04.190
  • as the people of God and not
  • 00:17:04.190 --> 00:17:06.100
  • feel like we have to like just
  • 00:17:06.100 --> 00:17:07.220
  • write all of this stuff off
  • 00:17:07.220 --> 00:17:09.000
  • and feel like God can't
  • 00:17:09.000 --> 00:17:09.270
  • use it because the only thing
  • 00:17:09.270 --> 00:17:11.000
  • God uses is a conference,
  • 00:17:11.000 --> 00:17:12.100
  • or a worship song,
  • 00:17:12.100 --> 00:17:13.040
  • or a message from a platform,
  • 00:17:13.040 --> 00:17:15.000
  • or whatever it might be.
  • 00:17:15.000 --> 00:17:15.290
  • God's thinking so
  • 00:17:15.290 --> 00:17:17.070
  • much bigger than we are.
  • 00:17:17.070 --> 00:17:18.060
  • It blows my mind.
  • 00:17:18.060 --> 00:17:19.160
  • I feel like sometimes I don't
  • 00:17:19.160 --> 00:17:21.270
  • understand God and I love that.
  • 00:17:21.270 --> 00:17:23.080
  • I don't want--
  • 00:17:23.080 --> 00:17:25.060
  • if I could understand God,
  • 00:17:25.060 --> 00:17:26.090
  • he wouldn't be God.
  • 00:17:27.250 --> 00:17:30.250
  • But we try to make sense of it.
  • 00:17:30.250 --> 00:17:32.280
  • We try to figure it all out.
  • 00:17:32.280 --> 00:17:33.290
  • We try to wrap our head
  • 00:17:33.290 --> 00:17:34.280
  • around it.
  • 00:17:34.280 --> 00:17:35.180
  • In Romans 11 when it says, like,
  • 00:17:35.180 --> 00:17:36.280
  • "Who can understand
  • 00:17:36.280 --> 00:17:37.200
  • the mind of God?"
  • 00:17:39.080 --> 00:17:42.080
  • We can't and it's okay and
  • 00:17:42.080 --> 00:17:43.160
  • there's actually freedom in that
  • 00:17:43.160 --> 00:17:44.260
  • and there's power in it because
  • 00:17:44.260 --> 00:17:46.250
  • it helps us to understand
  • 00:17:46.250 --> 00:17:49.150
  • who we are and where we're at in
  • 00:17:50.120 --> 00:17:53.120
  • comparison to where he is, and
  • 00:17:53.160 --> 00:17:56.160
  • who he is, and what he's doing.
  • 00:18:01.070 --> 00:18:04.070
  • But we're bodies, spiritual,
  • 00:18:04.070 --> 00:18:06.120
  • flesh and God's doing more
  • 00:18:06.210 --> 00:18:09.210
  • than we can see or imagine.
  • 00:18:09.210 --> 00:18:12.160
  • For me, music is something
  • 00:18:12.160 --> 00:18:13.260
  • that I used to hate,
  • 00:18:13.260 --> 00:18:15.030
  • absolutely just hated it.
  • 00:18:15.030 --> 00:18:17.280
  • I didn't hate music, I hated
  • 00:18:17.280 --> 00:18:19.020
  • playing music 'cause I had to.
  • 00:18:19.020 --> 00:18:20.260
  • And my mum and dad forced me to
  • 00:18:20.260 --> 00:18:23.200
  • learn the piano and it was
  • 00:18:23.200 --> 00:18:25.190
  • the worst half an hour of
  • 00:18:25.190 --> 00:18:26.170
  • my life every single day.
  • 00:18:26.170 --> 00:18:27.190
  • The bane of my existence was
  • 00:18:27.190 --> 00:18:28.230
  • this 30 minutes looking at these
  • 00:18:28.230 --> 00:18:31.170
  • keys on this broken, old piano
  • 00:18:31.170 --> 00:18:33.180
  • and like sitting there
  • 00:18:33.180 --> 00:18:35.130
  • and I'd just look outside
  • 00:18:35.130 --> 00:18:36.160
  • and see my friends playing.
  • 00:18:36.160 --> 00:18:37.230
  • And my brother was smart,
  • 00:18:37.230 --> 00:18:39.130
  • he had to play the saxophone.
  • 00:18:39.130 --> 00:18:40.150
  • He was so bad and it sounded
  • 00:18:40.150 --> 00:18:42.000
  • so awful that my parents said,
  • 00:18:42.280 --> 00:18:45.280
  • "Maybe music's not for you."
  • 00:18:47.020 --> 00:18:50.020
  • I got stuck behind a piano
  • 00:18:50.020 --> 00:18:51.040
  • and I just would sit there
  • 00:18:51.040 --> 00:18:52.170
  • and hate, hate it.
  • 00:18:52.170 --> 00:18:53.140
  • And fortunately enough for me,
  • 00:18:53.140 --> 00:18:54.220
  • my piano teacher who was a guy
  • 00:18:54.220 --> 00:18:55.270
  • called Paul Iannuzzelli
  • 00:18:55.270 --> 00:18:57.090
  • who was the original
  • 00:18:57.090 --> 00:18:58.000
  • "Jump to the jam
  • 00:18:58.000 --> 00:18:58.220
  • of the great I Am."
  • 00:18:58.220 --> 00:19:00.150
  • Some of you may remember him.
  • 00:19:00.150 --> 00:19:02.070
  • If you don't know what
  • 00:19:02.070 --> 00:19:03.120
  • I'm talking about--
  • 00:19:03.120 --> 00:19:04.050
  • don't worry about it.
  • 00:19:04.050 --> 00:19:06.080
  • But he kind of figured out like
  • 00:19:06.080 --> 00:19:08.030
  • after 6 months of not being
  • 00:19:08.030 --> 00:19:09.220
  • able to play "Frere Jacques"
  • 00:19:09.220 --> 00:19:10.210
  • and "Green Leaves,"
  • 00:19:10.210 --> 00:19:12.000
  • and like still like just
  • 00:19:12.000 --> 00:19:14.030
  • stumbling over my scales.
  • 00:19:14.030 --> 00:19:15.120
  • He's like, "You know what?
  • 00:19:15.120 --> 00:19:16.020
  • Let's try something different.
  • 00:19:16.020 --> 00:19:16.220
  • This week your only job
  • 00:19:16.220 --> 00:19:17.160
  • is to write a song."
  • 00:19:17.160 --> 00:19:19.210
  • And I remember going
  • 00:19:19.210 --> 00:19:21.290
  • to the piano that next
  • 00:19:21.290 --> 00:19:23.070
  • day, basically as soon as I got
  • 00:19:23.070 --> 00:19:25.000
  • home.
  • 00:19:25.000 --> 00:19:25.200
  • I'm like, okay, I've gotta--
  • 00:19:25.200 --> 00:19:26.150
  • my homework is to write--wait,
  • 00:19:26.150 --> 00:19:28.080
  • you can make stuff up?
  • 00:19:28.080 --> 00:19:29.110
  • Like you can--it blew my mind.
  • 00:19:29.170 --> 00:19:32.170
  • Everything changed.
  • 00:19:32.170 --> 00:19:33.070
  • You couldn't get me
  • 00:19:33.070 --> 00:19:33.270
  • off the piano.
  • 00:19:33.270 --> 00:19:35.050
  • It was like everything changed.
  • 00:19:35.050 --> 00:19:37.200
  • And I would sit there for hours
  • 00:19:37.200 --> 00:19:39.070
  • and I would just like figure
  • 00:19:39.070 --> 00:19:40.080
  • out--I didn't know what
  • 00:19:40.080 --> 00:19:41.050
  • I was doing.
  • 00:19:41.050 --> 00:19:41.250
  • I would just figure out stuff
  • 00:19:41.250 --> 00:19:42.210
  • that kind of worked together.
  • 00:19:42.210 --> 00:19:43.240
  • And it just, to this day it
  • 00:19:43.240 --> 00:19:45.250
  • blows my mind 'cause I'll look
  • 00:19:45.250 --> 00:19:46.260
  • at these 12 notes within
  • 00:19:47.060 --> 00:19:50.060
  • 12 notes, infinite
  • 00:19:51.150 --> 00:19:54.150
  • melodic possibilities.
  • 00:19:54.150 --> 00:19:55.290
  • And I see God in that because
  • 00:19:55.290 --> 00:19:57.290
  • I go within the limitation,
  • 00:19:58.010 --> 00:20:01.010
  • something that's so limited
  • 00:20:01.010 --> 00:20:02.040
  • that's just--
  • 00:20:02.040 --> 00:20:02.290
  • God can do anything.
  • 00:20:02.290 --> 00:20:04.040
  • It's endless.
  • 00:20:04.040 --> 00:20:06.190
  • I see in art, I love art.
  • 00:20:06.190 --> 00:20:08.010
  • When you look at a canvas, you
  • 00:20:08.010 --> 00:20:10.190
  • look at a canvas and no matter
  • 00:20:10.190 --> 00:20:12.110
  • how sized the canvas is,
  • 00:20:12.110 --> 00:20:13.170
  • it can--there's just endless
  • 00:20:13.170 --> 00:20:15.270
  • possibilities that can be drawn
  • 00:20:15.270 --> 00:20:17.110
  • within that canvas
  • 00:20:17.110 --> 00:20:19.160
  • within the limitation.
  • 00:20:19.160 --> 00:20:21.220
  • I love that music,
  • 00:20:21.220 --> 00:20:22.250
  • it rests on tension and release.
  • 00:20:22.250 --> 00:20:25.030
  • I love that story.
  • 00:20:25.030 --> 00:20:26.230
  • I love story.
  • 00:20:26.230 --> 00:20:27.150
  • I love narrative, like,
  • 00:20:27.150 --> 00:20:28.130
  • I just think it's awesome.
  • 00:20:28.130 --> 00:20:29.220
  • And I love God--he's telling
  • 00:20:29.220 --> 00:20:31.000
  • a story and he uses our story
  • 00:20:31.000 --> 00:20:33.120
  • to tell his story.
  • 00:20:33.120 --> 00:20:34.030
  • I think it's amazing but within
  • 00:20:34.030 --> 00:20:35.230
  • story, you know, every good
  • 00:20:35.230 --> 00:20:36.280
  • story, it kind of rests
  • 00:20:36.280 --> 00:20:38.140
  • on conflict and resolution.
  • 00:20:38.140 --> 00:20:40.020
  • I was talking about
  • 00:20:41.240 --> 00:20:44.240
  • 12 notes thing.
  • 00:20:44.240 --> 00:20:45.160
  • I gotta say this 'cause
  • 00:20:45.160 --> 00:20:46.080
  • I was talking to John Gray
  • 00:20:46.080 --> 00:20:47.060
  • about it and, of course,
  • 00:20:47.060 --> 00:20:47.290
  • because he's smart and awesome,
  • 00:20:47.290 --> 00:20:49.180
  • he's like, "Twelve notes,
  • 00:20:49.180 --> 00:20:51.220
  • infinite possibilities.
  • 00:20:51.220 --> 00:20:53.000
  • Twelve tribes, twelve disciples,
  • 00:20:53.000 --> 00:20:54.220
  • infinite possibilities."
  • 00:20:54.220 --> 00:20:55.290
  • And see, God,
  • 00:20:55.290 --> 00:20:57.000
  • he's in everything.
  • 00:20:57.000 --> 00:20:57.210
  • I just think it's awesome.
  • 00:20:58.070 --> 00:21:01.090
  • But I see God in that and it
  • 00:21:01.090 --> 00:21:03.080
  • helps me to go in the midst of
  • 00:21:03.080 --> 00:21:04.290
  • my limitation, in the midst of
  • 00:21:04.290 --> 00:21:06.280
  • what I've got, in the midst of
  • 00:21:06.280 --> 00:21:07.280
  • this canvas, and this thing
  • 00:21:07.280 --> 00:21:10.070
  • that God can do anything in
  • 00:21:10.070 --> 00:21:13.050
  • and through it and the same
  • 00:21:13.050 --> 00:21:15.020
  • - announcer: We'll be
  • 00:21:18.190 --> 00:21:19.090
  • continuing with more
  • 00:21:19.090 --> 00:21:19.290
  • after the break.
  • 00:21:19.290 --> 00:21:21.060
  • - Joel: It blows my mind that
  • 00:21:21.060 --> 00:21:22.150
  • that's the society and
  • 00:21:22.150 --> 00:21:23.160
  • the culture that we live.
  • 00:21:23.160 --> 00:21:24.160
  • But the worst thing, what kills
  • 00:21:24.160 --> 00:21:26.030
  • me the most is that we do it
  • 00:21:26.030 --> 00:21:29.020
  • in church.
  • 00:21:29.020 --> 00:21:29.260
  • We put all layers up because
  • 00:21:29.260 --> 00:21:31.080
  • we feel like we're not good
  • 00:21:31.080 --> 00:21:32.070
  • - Joel: I grew up, I didn't
  • 00:21:38.280 --> 00:21:40.090
  • have many issues growing
  • 00:21:40.090 --> 00:21:41.090
  • up because my mom,
  • 00:21:41.090 --> 00:21:42.180
  • she told me I was handsome.
  • 00:21:42.180 --> 00:21:43.280
  • My dad, he always called me
  • 00:21:43.280 --> 00:21:45.240
  • a champion or an awesome guy.
  • 00:21:45.280 --> 00:21:48.280
  • And, you know, I knew all
  • 00:21:48.280 --> 00:21:51.260
  • the words to "Jesus Loves Me,
  • 00:21:51.260 --> 00:21:53.110
  • This I Know," so I was fully a
  • 00:21:53.110 --> 00:21:55.080
  • confident 8-year-old kid except
  • 00:21:55.100 --> 00:21:58.100
  • for 1 fateful day in 1988,
  • 00:21:59.150 --> 00:22:02.170
  • a long time ago, I was at school
  • 00:22:04.200 --> 00:22:07.200
  • and there was a girl and her
  • 00:22:07.200 --> 00:22:08.220
  • name was Tammy Sweet.
  • 00:22:08.220 --> 00:22:11.070
  • That was her real name Tammy
  • 00:22:11.070 --> 00:22:12.090
  • Sweet and sweet she was.
  • 00:22:12.090 --> 00:22:14.150
  • And if she's here, hi, probably
  • 00:22:16.270 --> 00:22:19.270
  • got a different last name now.
  • 00:22:20.260 --> 00:22:23.260
  • She was beautiful and I decided
  • 00:22:26.070 --> 00:22:29.070
  • that I was gonna take the leap
  • 00:22:29.070 --> 00:22:31.260
  • and ask her to go with me 'cause
  • 00:22:31.260 --> 00:22:33.190
  • that's what you ask.
  • 00:22:33.190 --> 00:22:35.090
  • And so, the way it worked in
  • 00:22:35.210 --> 00:22:38.210
  • the third grade is if you wanted
  • 00:22:38.210 --> 00:22:41.130
  • to like, you know, enter into
  • 00:22:41.130 --> 00:22:43.040
  • a relationship with somebody
  • 00:22:43.040 --> 00:22:45.040
  • else, you would go through this
  • 00:22:45.040 --> 00:22:46.210
  • process of you would talk to
  • 00:22:46.210 --> 00:22:48.040
  • your friend, who would then
  • 00:22:48.040 --> 00:22:49.000
  • go and talk to your friend,
  • 00:22:49.000 --> 00:22:50.160
  • who would then go talk to her,
  • 00:22:50.160 --> 00:22:52.080
  • get an expression of interest.
  • 00:22:52.080 --> 00:22:53.280
  • It would then follow the same
  • 00:22:53.280 --> 00:22:56.090
  • trail back in which based on
  • 00:22:56.090 --> 00:22:58.020
  • that expression of interest,
  • 00:22:58.020 --> 00:22:59.030
  • you could decide whether or not
  • 00:22:59.030 --> 00:23:00.230
  • or how much effort you would
  • 00:23:00.230 --> 00:23:01.280
  • put into the note.
  • 00:23:01.280 --> 00:23:02.240
  • And you would take a note
  • 00:23:02.240 --> 00:23:04.020
  • and sometimes you would like
  • 00:23:04.020 --> 00:23:05.010
  • burn the edges to make
  • 00:23:05.010 --> 00:23:06.030
  • it look like it was vintage.
  • 00:23:06.030 --> 00:23:07.140
  • And you would color it
  • 00:23:08.150 --> 00:23:11.150
  • in a bit and then you would
  • 00:23:11.150 --> 00:23:12.220
  • put those five awesome words,
  • 00:23:12.220 --> 00:23:15.110
  • "Will you go with me?"
  • 00:23:15.110 --> 00:23:16.160
  • And then you would put
  • 00:23:16.160 --> 00:23:17.130
  • three boxes, "yes," "no,"
  • 00:23:17.150 --> 00:23:20.150
  • "and so you're telling
  • 00:23:20.150 --> 00:23:23.080
  • me there's a chance."
  • 00:23:23.170 --> 00:23:26.170
  • And so, I went through
  • 00:23:26.170 --> 00:23:27.080
  • this process and then
  • 00:23:27.080 --> 00:23:29.060
  • I made the decision because
  • 00:23:29.060 --> 00:23:30.190
  • I was reminded that mum taught
  • 00:23:30.190 --> 00:23:32.100
  • me that I was handsome.
  • 00:23:32.100 --> 00:23:33.040
  • I had no major issues.
  • 00:23:33.040 --> 00:23:34.120
  • Dad taught me I was a champion
  • 00:23:34.120 --> 00:23:35.270
  • and I knew all the words
  • 00:23:35.270 --> 00:23:37.040
  • to "Jesus Loves Me,"
  • 00:23:37.040 --> 00:23:38.050
  • and I thought, you know what?
  • 00:23:38.050 --> 00:23:39.130
  • Let me do this like a man.
  • 00:23:39.130 --> 00:23:40.100
  • I'm ready to step up.
  • 00:23:40.100 --> 00:23:42.020
  • I'm not gonna go
  • 00:23:42.020 --> 00:23:42.240
  • the average route.
  • 00:23:42.240 --> 00:23:44.090
  • I'm gonna go straight
  • 00:23:44.090 --> 00:23:45.020
  • to the source.
  • 00:23:45.020 --> 00:23:45.220
  • I'm gonna step out and do what
  • 00:23:45.220 --> 00:23:47.020
  • the dudes do on the movies.
  • 00:23:47.020 --> 00:23:48.010
  • I'm gonna go straight up to
  • 00:23:48.010 --> 00:23:48.230
  • the girl and tell her how I feel
  • 00:23:48.230 --> 00:23:50.100
  • and see how it plays out.
  • 00:23:50.100 --> 00:23:51.130
  • So, I did just that and recess
  • 00:23:51.130 --> 00:23:53.060
  • came around and word had got
  • 00:23:53.060 --> 00:23:54.170
  • out like, "Joel's actually
  • 00:23:54.170 --> 00:23:55.150
  • gonna go and ask Tammy out."
  • 00:23:55.150 --> 00:23:56.230
  • And so, there was
  • 00:23:56.230 --> 00:23:58.140
  • a crowd and it was like,
  • 00:23:58.140 --> 00:23:59.050
  • "You're really gonna do it?"
  • 00:23:59.050 --> 00:24:00.100
  • "I'm gonna do it, man,
  • 00:24:00.100 --> 00:24:01.290
  • I'm fully gonna do it."
  • 00:24:01.290 --> 00:24:03.250
  • And I said, I'm ready.
  • 00:24:03.250 --> 00:24:05.110
  • So, I saw her and I just
  • 00:24:05.110 --> 00:24:06.190
  • walked across the playground.
  • 00:24:06.190 --> 00:24:08.050
  • I remember everything about it.
  • 00:24:08.050 --> 00:24:10.060
  • It was perfect and there was
  • 00:24:10.060 --> 00:24:12.070
  • butterflies, and there was
  • 00:24:12.070 --> 00:24:13.020
  • a lady beetle that landed on
  • 00:24:13.020 --> 00:24:14.140
  • my chest, and there was doves
  • 00:24:14.140 --> 00:24:16.080
  • and the whole thing.
  • 00:24:16.080 --> 00:24:17.070
  • And I went straight up to her
  • 00:24:17.070 --> 00:24:19.290
  • and I said, "Tammy Sweet,
  • 00:24:23.290 --> 00:24:26.290
  • will you go with me?"
  • 00:24:26.290 --> 00:24:29.140
  • And she smiled,
  • 00:24:29.140 --> 00:24:30.170
  • she looked at me.
  • 00:24:30.170 --> 00:24:32.240
  • She had these Caribbean blue
  • 00:24:32.240 --> 00:24:34.100
  • eyes and she looked down
  • 00:24:34.260 --> 00:24:37.260
  • and then she looked up
  • 00:24:37.260 --> 00:24:39.130
  • and she said something
  • 00:24:39.130 --> 00:24:41.100
  • that I've never forgotten.
  • 00:24:45.130 --> 00:24:48.130
  • She said, "I would but--"
  • 00:24:48.130 --> 00:24:50.270
  • I'm like, "But what?"
  • 00:24:51.030 --> 00:24:54.030
  • She said, "But your
  • 00:24:54.030 --> 00:24:55.100
  • legs are too skinny."
  • 00:24:59.050 --> 00:25:02.070
  • And this is no word of a lie,
  • 00:25:02.070 --> 00:25:03.160
  • I never wore shorts to
  • 00:25:03.160 --> 00:25:05.180
  • school again, ever.
  • 00:25:06.040 --> 00:25:09.040
  • In fact, in fact, by the time I
  • 00:25:11.160 --> 00:25:14.160
  • got to the eighth grade in high
  • 00:25:14.160 --> 00:25:15.270
  • school, I would literally put
  • 00:25:15.270 --> 00:25:17.250
  • like two pairs of track suit
  • 00:25:17.250 --> 00:25:19.110
  • pants underneath my school pants
  • 00:25:19.110 --> 00:25:21.100
  • on the hottest day of the year
  • 00:25:21.100 --> 00:25:22.270
  • to make sure that my skinny legs
  • 00:25:22.270 --> 00:25:25.150
  • weren't gonna hinder anybody's
  • 00:25:25.150 --> 00:25:27.040
  • opinion of the possibility
  • 00:25:27.040 --> 00:25:28.140
  • of actually going out with me.
  • 00:25:28.140 --> 00:25:30.130
  • And so, I would--
  • 00:25:30.220 --> 00:25:33.220
  • my mum knows this to be
  • 00:25:33.220 --> 00:25:34.190
  • true as does everybody
  • 00:25:34.190 --> 00:25:35.210
  • who remembers me back then.
  • 00:25:35.210 --> 00:25:36.190
  • I would wear two, sometimes
  • 00:25:36.190 --> 00:25:37.230
  • three pairs of track pants under
  • 00:25:37.230 --> 00:25:39.030
  • my school pants and then
  • 00:25:39.030 --> 00:25:40.040
  • I would look so ridiculous
  • 00:25:40.040 --> 00:25:41.180
  • like here that I would I have
  • 00:25:42.160 --> 00:25:45.160
  • to balance it up here.
  • 00:25:45.160 --> 00:25:46.130
  • So, then I would just start
  • 00:25:46.130 --> 00:25:47.050
  • wearing like four or five
  • 00:25:47.050 --> 00:25:48.090
  • T-shirts underneath
  • 00:25:48.090 --> 00:25:50.030
  • my school shirt.
  • 00:25:50.030 --> 00:25:51.030
  • And I would roll up the sleeves
  • 00:25:51.030 --> 00:25:52.250
  • under my school shirts so
  • 00:25:52.250 --> 00:25:54.000
  • I looked like I had muscles.
  • 00:25:54.000 --> 00:25:55.150
  • And it didn't matter how hot it
  • 00:25:55.150 --> 00:25:57.010
  • was, it didn't matter if I was
  • 00:25:57.010 --> 00:25:57.240
  • playing sport, I would just wear
  • 00:25:57.240 --> 00:25:59.060
  • all of this stuff all the time.
  • 00:25:59.060 --> 00:26:01.030
  • And I would be so uncomfortable.
  • 00:26:01.030 --> 00:26:02.280
  • I'm pretty certain
  • 00:26:02.280 --> 00:26:03.260
  • I looked absolutely stupid.
  • 00:26:03.260 --> 00:26:05.290
  • In fact, I'm convinced
  • 00:26:05.290 --> 00:26:06.280
  • I looked stupid.
  • 00:26:06.280 --> 00:26:07.240
  • And I also know for a fact
  • 00:26:07.240 --> 00:26:09.070
  • that everything could see
  • 00:26:09.070 --> 00:26:10.070
  • straight through it.
  • 00:26:10.070 --> 00:26:10.270
  • They knew I was faking it.
  • 00:26:11.000 --> 00:26:14.000
  • And I did it all the way into
  • 00:26:14.000 --> 00:26:15.260
  • my 20s, honestly, so insecure.
  • 00:26:15.260 --> 00:26:18.030
  • And it all stemmed back to
  • 00:26:18.030 --> 00:26:19.200
  • the rejection and the heartbreak
  • 00:26:19.200 --> 00:26:21.010
  • I experienced because
  • 00:26:21.010 --> 00:26:21.260
  • Tammy "Not So Sweet"
  • 00:26:21.260 --> 00:26:23.070
  • told me my legs were too skinny.
  • 00:26:27.100 --> 00:26:30.100
  • It's the worst.
  • 00:26:30.150 --> 00:26:33.150
  • I used to have leg envy like
  • 00:26:33.150 --> 00:26:35.210
  • other guys.
  • 00:26:35.210 --> 00:26:36.120
  • It's like, man, if I could only
  • 00:26:36.120 --> 00:26:38.040
  • have his legs.
  • 00:26:39.180 --> 00:26:42.180
  • You know, I'm not joking, this
  • 00:26:42.180 --> 00:26:44.100
  • is absolutely true.
  • 00:26:44.100 --> 00:26:46.010
  • I would get home from school and
  • 00:26:46.010 --> 00:26:47.110
  • I just couldn't wait to get
  • 00:26:47.110 --> 00:26:48.060
  • home.
  • 00:26:48.060 --> 00:26:48.260
  • And I'd finally get into my
  • 00:26:48.260 --> 00:26:49.190
  • bedroom and I'd peel off the
  • 00:26:49.190 --> 00:26:50.220
  • layers just like sweat and it
  • 00:26:50.220 --> 00:26:52.150
  • was gross.
  • 00:26:52.150 --> 00:26:53.050
  • It took 25 minutes to get
  • 00:26:53.050 --> 00:26:54.160
  • the layers off.
  • 00:26:54.160 --> 00:26:55.060
  • And I would just lay in bed and
  • 00:26:55.060 --> 00:26:57.270
  • be like oh my goodness, finally,
  • 00:26:57.270 --> 00:26:59.140
  • you know?
  • 00:26:59.140 --> 00:27:02.070
  • I just--I think that's what
  • 00:27:06.000 --> 00:27:09.000
  • we all do.
  • 00:27:13.110 --> 00:27:16.110
  • Some measure of disappointment,
  • 00:27:16.110 --> 00:27:18.130
  • someone who told you you weren't
  • 00:27:19.000 --> 00:27:22.000
  • good enough, some experience
  • 00:27:22.260 --> 00:27:25.260
  • that led you to believe that
  • 00:27:25.260 --> 00:27:27.110
  • you didn't measure up.
  • 00:27:27.110 --> 00:27:28.070
  • And we live in a society, just
  • 00:27:28.070 --> 00:27:30.240
  • live beneath the layers, beneath
  • 00:27:30.240 --> 00:27:32.040
  • the veneers, beneath all
  • 00:27:32.040 --> 00:27:33.070
  • the facade, anything it takes to
  • 00:27:36.230 --> 00:27:39.230
  • cover up the real us or what's
  • 00:27:39.230 --> 00:27:41.140
  • really going on, our skinny
  • 00:27:41.140 --> 00:27:42.240
  • legs, or whatever it might be.
  • 00:27:42.240 --> 00:27:43.290
  • We do it in our relationships.
  • 00:27:43.290 --> 00:27:45.240
  • You know,
  • 00:27:45.240 --> 00:27:46.140
  • we'll talk around the issues.
  • 00:27:46.140 --> 00:27:47.060
  • We'll talk about, you know,
  • 00:27:47.060 --> 00:27:48.220
  • we'll process all of like four
  • 00:27:48.220 --> 00:27:51.110
  • love longs and do it all at
  • 00:27:51.110 --> 00:27:52.180
  • once and we'll, you know,
  • 00:27:52.180 --> 00:27:53.210
  • do everything.
  • 00:27:53.210 --> 00:27:54.110
  • We'll wonder why we're not
  • 00:27:54.110 --> 00:27:56.080
  • growing in our relationship
  • 00:27:56.080 --> 00:27:57.060
  • because we're not actually
  • 00:27:57.060 --> 00:27:57.260
  • dealing with the real stuff.
  • 00:27:57.260 --> 00:27:59.040
  • We're just dealing with
  • 00:27:59.040 --> 00:27:59.240
  • all the layers around it.
  • 00:27:59.240 --> 00:28:01.010
  • In the meantime, we're putting
  • 00:28:01.010 --> 00:28:02.090
  • all these things up
  • 00:28:02.090 --> 00:28:02.290
  • to protect ourselves.
  • 00:28:02.290 --> 00:28:03.280
  • We're covering ourselves up.
  • 00:28:03.280 --> 00:28:06.040
  • We do it in our career.
  • 00:28:06.040 --> 00:28:07.180
  • You know, our dream maybe
  • 00:28:07.180 --> 00:28:09.000
  • doesn't fulfill itself the way
  • 00:28:09.000 --> 00:28:11.000
  • we imagine and so we suddenly
  • 00:28:11.000 --> 00:28:12.180
  • feel like we have to like at
  • 00:28:12.180 --> 00:28:14.010
  • least protend like we're
  • 00:28:14.010 --> 00:28:14.260
  • successful, have the car look
  • 00:28:14.260 --> 00:28:16.230
  • like we've got it all together,
  • 00:28:16.230 --> 00:28:17.260
  • buy the right clothes,
  • 00:28:17.260 --> 00:28:18.250
  • look like it's cool.
  • 00:28:18.250 --> 00:28:19.180
  • You know, so many people,
  • 00:28:19.180 --> 00:28:20.180
  • you know, it looks like they're
  • 00:28:20.180 --> 00:28:22.030
  • killing it and they've got
  • 00:28:22.030 --> 00:28:23.000
  • nothing and they just got debt.
  • 00:28:23.000 --> 00:28:25.050
  • It blows my mind that's
  • 00:28:25.050 --> 00:28:27.020
  • the society and the culture
  • 00:28:27.020 --> 00:28:28.070
  • that we live in.
  • 00:28:28.070 --> 00:28:28.270
  • But the worst thing, what kills
  • 00:28:28.270 --> 00:28:29.280
  • me the most is that it--
  • 00:28:29.280 --> 00:28:31.150
  • we do it in church.
  • 00:28:31.250 --> 00:28:34.250
  • We put all these layers up
  • 00:28:34.250 --> 00:28:36.030
  • because we feel like we're not
  • 00:28:36.030 --> 00:28:37.010
  • good enough, the way we talk,
  • 00:28:37.010 --> 00:28:39.240
  • the way we dress,
  • 00:28:39.240 --> 00:28:40.200
  • the way we present ourselves.
  • 00:28:40.200 --> 00:28:41.290
  • We think, "Maybe, you know, if
  • 00:28:41.290 --> 00:28:42.260
  • I had Carl Lentz' haircut, or if
  • 00:28:42.260 --> 00:28:44.220
  • I, you know, had Joel's skinny
  • 00:28:44.220 --> 00:28:47.150
  • legs, or whatever it might be,
  • 00:28:47.150 --> 00:28:49.050
  • like maybe then God
  • 00:28:49.050 --> 00:28:50.020
  • could use me."
  • 00:28:50.020 --> 00:28:50.220
  • We start to feel like,
  • 00:28:50.220 --> 00:28:52.080
  • "You know, maybe if I can just
  • 00:28:52.080 --> 00:28:53.220
  • at least look like, you know,
  • 00:28:53.220 --> 00:28:55.010
  • I'm dealing with
  • 00:28:55.010 --> 00:28:55.210
  • this stuff in my life.
  • 00:28:55.210 --> 00:28:56.200
  • If I could at least appear like
  • 00:28:56.200 --> 00:28:58.090
  • I say the right things, if I
  • 00:28:58.090 --> 00:28:59.140
  • serve the right way, if I show
  • 00:28:59.140 --> 00:29:01.130
  • up and do everything and people,
  • 00:29:01.130 --> 00:29:03.070
  • you know--if I do that
  • 00:29:03.070 --> 00:29:04.110
  • for long enough,
  • 00:29:04.110 --> 00:29:05.010
  • then maybe God will use me."
  • 00:29:05.010 --> 00:29:06.010
  • We actually use the very
  • 00:29:06.010 --> 00:29:07.010
  • things that God does use through
  • 00:29:07.010 --> 00:29:08.290
  • us, but we do it from a position
  • 00:29:08.290 --> 00:29:10.230
  • where it's all wrong because
  • 00:29:10.230 --> 00:29:12.030
  • it's a front, it's a cover.
  • 00:29:12.030 --> 00:29:14.000
  • It's not who we really are
  • 00:29:14.000 --> 00:29:16.170
  • and it rips us off.
  • 00:29:16.170 --> 00:29:19.020
  • You know what it does?
  • 00:29:19.020 --> 00:29:20.180
  • One, it's uncomfortable,
  • 00:29:20.260 --> 00:29:23.260
  • it's limiting, it hinders,
  • 00:29:23.260 --> 00:29:26.070
  • it's heavy, it looks stupid.
  • 00:29:28.270 --> 00:29:31.270
  • I think people know it's fake.
  • 00:29:31.270 --> 00:29:33.120
  • And so, they look at us
  • 00:29:33.120 --> 00:29:35.120
  • as a church and say,
  • 00:29:35.120 --> 00:29:36.060
  • "Hey, you know what?
  • 00:29:36.060 --> 00:29:37.090
  • Jesus loves you just
  • 00:29:37.090 --> 00:29:38.090
  • the way you are.
  • 00:29:38.090 --> 00:29:38.290
  • Come as you are."
  • 00:29:38.290 --> 00:29:39.280
  • And these people are
  • 00:29:39.280 --> 00:29:40.180
  • looking at us going, "Yeah,
  • 00:29:40.180 --> 00:29:41.080
  • but you aren't who you are.
  • 00:29:41.080 --> 00:29:42.250
  • Why would I believe that Jesus
  • 00:29:42.250 --> 00:29:44.200
  • would accept me as I am
  • 00:29:44.200 --> 00:29:46.140
  • - announcer: When "The Best
  • 00:29:52.140 --> 00:29:53.120
  • of Hillsong Conference" returns.
  • 00:29:53.120 --> 00:29:55.040
  • - Joel: So, I start walking
  • 00:29:55.040 --> 00:29:56.080
  • and now I'm like, I understand
  • 00:29:56.080 --> 00:29:57.160
  • the song I'm singing, "Amazing
  • 00:29:57.160 --> 00:29:58.290
  • grace, how sweet the sound
  • 00:29:58.290 --> 00:30:00.150
  • that saved a wretch like me.
  • 00:30:00.150 --> 00:30:01.230
  • I once was lost but now
  • 00:30:01.230 --> 00:30:03.080
  • I'm proud and I'm back
  • 00:30:03.080 --> 00:30:04.140
  • - Joel: Psalm 51
  • 00:30:10.100 --> 00:30:13.100
  • it what it song about
  • 00:30:13.100 --> 00:30:14.070
  • says, "Unbutton my lips
  • 00:30:14.070 --> 00:30:16.130
  • and I'll let loose your praise."
  • 00:30:16.130 --> 00:30:18.120
  • In The Message translation
  • 00:30:18.120 --> 00:30:19.180
  • it says, "Going through
  • 00:30:19.180 --> 00:30:20.270
  • the motions doesn't please you."
  • 00:30:21.050 --> 00:30:24.050
  • Oh my goodness, cool 'cause I
  • 00:30:24.050 --> 00:30:27.000
  • hate going through the motions.
  • 00:30:27.000 --> 00:30:28.070
  • I want to just keep doing
  • 00:30:28.070 --> 00:30:30.080
  • the same old stuff,
  • 00:30:30.080 --> 00:30:31.080
  • the same old stuff.
  • 00:30:31.080 --> 00:30:31.280
  • You know what going through
  • 00:30:31.280 --> 00:30:32.180
  • the motions does?
  • 00:30:32.180 --> 00:30:33.080
  • It just takes all the joy out
  • 00:30:33.080 --> 00:30:35.070
  • of it, robs us of our passion.
  • 00:30:35.070 --> 00:30:38.030
  • It's ineffective.
  • 00:30:38.030 --> 00:30:38.250
  • It leads to disinterest.
  • 00:30:39.070 --> 00:30:42.070
  • There's people here and you're
  • 00:30:42.070 --> 00:30:43.140
  • just going through the motions
  • 00:30:43.140 --> 00:30:44.190
  • because you want to preserve
  • 00:30:44.190 --> 00:30:45.290
  • what you've got or you don't
  • 00:30:45.290 --> 00:30:46.260
  • want people to know that
  • 00:30:46.260 --> 00:30:48.010
  • you're dealing with something
  • 00:30:48.010 --> 00:30:49.100
  • or you're struggling,
  • 00:30:49.100 --> 00:30:50.030
  • so you're just going through it,
  • 00:30:50.030 --> 00:30:51.140
  • you're going through it.
  • 00:30:51.140 --> 00:30:52.040
  • And don't get me wrong,
  • 00:30:52.040 --> 00:30:52.240
  • God loves consistency.
  • 00:30:52.240 --> 00:30:53.140
  • He loves faithfulness.
  • 00:30:53.140 --> 00:30:54.140
  • He loves us showing up and
  • 00:30:54.140 --> 00:30:56.020
  • turning up when we don't feel
  • 00:30:56.020 --> 00:30:57.020
  • like it and pushing through,
  • 00:30:57.020 --> 00:30:58.150
  • that's what he's all about.
  • 00:30:58.150 --> 00:30:59.220
  • But if the reason we're doing
  • 00:30:59.220 --> 00:31:02.170
  • it is not the right reason,
  • 00:31:02.170 --> 00:31:05.170
  • then it's just going
  • 00:31:05.170 --> 00:31:06.070
  • through the motions.
  • 00:31:06.070 --> 00:31:06.270
  • It doesn't please God.
  • 00:31:06.270 --> 00:31:08.110
  • He's not impressed by it.
  • 00:31:08.110 --> 00:31:11.060
  • The psalm goes on and says,
  • 00:31:11.060 --> 00:31:12.040
  • "A flawless performance
  • 00:31:12.040 --> 00:31:13.080
  • is nothing to you."
  • 00:31:13.080 --> 00:31:14.080
  • It says, "I learned
  • 00:31:14.080 --> 00:31:15.210
  • God-worshiped when my pride
  • 00:31:15.210 --> 00:31:18.010
  • was shattered, heart-shattered
  • 00:31:18.010 --> 00:31:20.000
  • lives looking for love.
  • 00:31:20.000 --> 00:31:21.040
  • Don't for a moment escape
  • 00:31:21.040 --> 00:31:22.120
  • God's notice."
  • 00:31:22.120 --> 00:31:23.210
  • That's the best thing ever,
  • 00:31:23.230 --> 00:31:26.230
  • a flawless performance
  • 00:31:26.230 --> 00:31:27.260
  • is nothing to you.
  • 00:31:27.260 --> 00:31:30.210
  • "I learned God-worship when
  • 00:31:30.210 --> 00:31:31.230
  • my pride was shattered."
  • 00:31:31.230 --> 00:31:33.000
  • All the layers,
  • 00:31:33.000 --> 00:31:33.200
  • you know what it is?
  • 00:31:33.200 --> 00:31:34.100
  • It's just pride, different
  • 00:31:34.100 --> 00:31:35.230
  • kinds of pride, pride we see,
  • 00:31:35.230 --> 00:31:37.040
  • pride we don't, false humility.
  • 00:31:37.040 --> 00:31:39.050
  • It's actually just true pride
  • 00:31:39.050 --> 00:31:40.060
  • if you flip it on its head.
  • 00:31:40.060 --> 00:31:41.260
  • All of it is pride,
  • 00:31:41.260 --> 00:31:42.270
  • pride, pride, pride, pride,
  • 00:31:42.270 --> 00:31:44.180
  • pride, pride, pride, pride.
  • 00:31:44.180 --> 00:31:46.090
  • Everything Jesus came and
  • 00:31:46.090 --> 00:31:47.220
  • pulled into that cross,
  • 00:31:47.220 --> 00:31:48.250
  • it was the dual aspects of
  • 00:31:48.250 --> 00:31:50.110
  • pride, self-righteousness
  • 00:31:50.110 --> 00:31:51.260
  • kind of pride, and then
  • 00:31:51.260 --> 00:31:53.140
  • the kind of pride is that,
  • 00:31:53.140 --> 00:31:55.240
  • "I can do whatever I want.
  • 00:31:55.240 --> 00:31:57.100
  • I can make my own choices.
  • 00:31:57.100 --> 00:31:58.180
  • I can live my own way,"
  • 00:31:58.180 --> 00:31:59.150
  • the same kind of pride.
  • 00:31:59.150 --> 00:32:01.040
  • It's all pride.
  • 00:32:01.040 --> 00:32:03.000
  • And everything Jesus was
  • 00:32:03.000 --> 00:32:04.010
  • about was tearing
  • 00:32:04.010 --> 00:32:04.290
  • it down through the cross.
  • 00:32:04.290 --> 00:32:07.210
  • And the band can come up, I'm
  • 00:32:07.210 --> 00:32:09.190
  • almost done, but this is what
  • 00:32:10.130 --> 00:32:13.130
  • I know to be true of God.
  • 00:32:13.130 --> 00:32:14.120
  • What he wants more than anything
  • 00:32:14.120 --> 00:32:15.230
  • else is he wants our heart.
  • 00:32:15.230 --> 00:32:17.260
  • Man looks at the outward
  • 00:32:17.260 --> 00:32:18.240
  • appearance, but God, he looks at
  • 00:32:18.240 --> 00:32:20.050
  • the heart and that's good news
  • 00:32:20.160 --> 00:32:23.160
  • for me and my skinny legs.
  • 00:32:24.000 --> 00:32:27.000
  • It's good news for me and my
  • 00:32:27.000 --> 00:32:28.130
  • weakness, me and my brokenness.
  • 00:32:28.130 --> 00:32:29.270
  • It's good news for me
  • 00:32:29.270 --> 00:32:32.030
  • and my insufficiencies,
  • 00:32:32.030 --> 00:32:33.120
  • my inadequacies.
  • 00:32:33.120 --> 00:32:34.150
  • It's good news for me and my--
  • 00:32:34.170 --> 00:32:37.170
  • all the places
  • 00:32:37.170 --> 00:32:38.080
  • I don't measure up.
  • 00:32:38.080 --> 00:32:38.290
  • It's really good news for me.
  • 00:32:38.290 --> 00:32:40.120
  • It's really good news for you.
  • 00:32:41.040 --> 00:32:44.040
  • He wants our heart.
  • 00:32:44.040 --> 00:32:46.160
  • Is God impressed by all of this?
  • 00:32:46.160 --> 00:32:47.280
  • Do you think that God
  • 00:32:47.280 --> 00:32:49.060
  • sits in heaven and he goes,
  • 00:32:49.060 --> 00:32:50.030
  • "Oh my goodness, that Hillsong
  • 00:32:50.030 --> 00:32:51.000
  • Conference is so impressive"?
  • 00:32:51.000 --> 00:32:52.270
  • Hey, do you think God's sitting
  • 00:32:52.270 --> 00:32:54.060
  • there going, "Have you heard
  • 00:32:54.060 --> 00:32:55.000
  • Empire's album, unbelievable,
  • 00:32:55.000 --> 00:32:56.090
  • Lyrics, incredible.
  • 00:32:56.090 --> 00:32:57.060
  • Who would have thought that?
  • 00:32:57.060 --> 00:32:58.010
  • Who could have thought of that
  • 00:32:58.010 --> 00:32:58.210
  • stuff, unbelievable.
  • 00:32:58.210 --> 00:32:59.220
  • Spirit, leave me when my trust
  • 00:32:59.220 --> 00:33:01.000
  • is without borders, what?"
  • 00:33:01.100 --> 00:33:04.100
  • Is God impressed with like cool
  • 00:33:04.100 --> 00:33:05.260
  • circles that seem to float
  • 00:33:05.260 --> 00:33:07.050
  • in midair?
  • 00:33:07.050 --> 00:33:07.250
  • And is God impressed with--
  • 00:33:08.290 --> 00:33:11.290
  • I don't know if he is.
  • 00:33:11.290 --> 00:33:13.180
  • Is God impressed with the opener
  • 00:33:13.200 --> 00:33:16.200
  • and all that stuff?
  • 00:33:16.200 --> 00:33:17.260
  • Is God--I don't think he is.
  • 00:33:17.260 --> 00:33:20.100
  • I'm not saying he's not
  • 00:33:20.100 --> 00:33:21.130
  • impressed.
  • 00:33:21.130 --> 00:33:22.030
  • I just don't think it impresses
  • 00:33:22.030 --> 00:33:23.000
  • that much 'cause I think
  • 00:33:23.000 --> 00:33:23.280
  • he just loves us.
  • 00:33:23.280 --> 00:33:26.250
  • I think because he loves us,
  • 00:33:31.040 --> 00:33:34.040
  • he just wants us to love him.
  • 00:33:34.040 --> 00:33:37.020
  • He wants our heart.
  • 00:33:37.020 --> 00:33:37.290
  • And so, we talk a lot about
  • 00:33:37.290 --> 00:33:40.190
  • excellence and people come to
  • 00:33:40.190 --> 00:33:41.230
  • this conference and talk about
  • 00:33:41.230 --> 00:33:43.290
  • the excellence.
  • 00:33:43.290 --> 00:33:44.190
  • I always get asked about it,
  • 00:33:44.190 --> 00:33:45.130
  • like, "Man, what you guys
  • 00:33:45.130 --> 00:33:46.030
  • do is so excellent."
  • 00:33:46.030 --> 00:33:46.230
  • I'm going, I don't
  • 00:33:46.230 --> 00:33:47.190
  • even think it is.
  • 00:33:47.190 --> 00:33:49.210
  • I don't think like I look at
  • 00:33:49.210 --> 00:33:50.290
  • stuff and I'm always just going,
  • 00:33:50.290 --> 00:33:52.090
  • oh, that could be better.
  • 00:33:52.090 --> 00:33:52.290
  • That's annoying.
  • 00:33:52.290 --> 00:33:53.190
  • That's like--if I think that
  • 00:33:54.020 --> 00:33:57.020
  • way, it's all God's looking for.
  • 00:33:57.240 --> 00:34:00.260
  • What God is looking for and what
  • 00:34:00.260 --> 00:34:02.270
  • impresses him is a heart that is
  • 00:34:02.270 --> 00:34:05.130
  • broken before him, a heart that
  • 00:34:05.130 --> 00:34:07.180
  • is contrite in humility.
  • 00:34:08.230 --> 00:34:11.230
  • What impresses God is humility
  • 00:34:11.230 --> 00:34:13.140
  • and surrender.
  • 00:34:13.140 --> 00:34:15.000
  • And it's the coolest thing ever
  • 00:34:15.000 --> 00:34:15.280
  • because we're all capable of
  • 00:34:15.280 --> 00:34:17.050
  • that, which can be the hardest
  • 00:34:17.050 --> 00:34:19.080
  • thing in the world.
  • 00:34:19.080 --> 00:34:21.210
  • Humility and surrender, one way
  • 00:34:22.080 --> 00:34:25.080
  • or another the whole reason
  • 00:34:25.080 --> 00:34:28.020
  • we're here, what God is doing,
  • 00:34:28.020 --> 00:34:29.280
  • what it's all about, what this
  • 00:34:29.280 --> 00:34:31.010
  • whole story is about is us on
  • 00:34:35.130 --> 00:34:38.130
  • our knees worshiping him singing
  • 00:34:38.130 --> 00:34:41.130
  • "Holy," face to face.
  • 00:34:44.200 --> 00:34:47.200
  • I gotta finish but my whole
  • 00:34:50.070 --> 00:34:53.070
  • journey's just been one of
  • 00:34:53.070 --> 00:34:54.090
  • either putting myself on my
  • 00:34:54.090 --> 00:34:55.180
  • knees or God putting me there.
  • 00:34:55.180 --> 00:34:56.240
  • I think it's the same for all of
  • 00:34:57.190 --> 00:35:00.210
  • us, pride goes before a fall.
  • 00:35:03.080 --> 00:35:06.080
  • He resists the proud.
  • 00:35:06.080 --> 00:35:07.070
  • He gives grace to the humble.
  • 00:35:07.070 --> 00:35:09.020
  • And so, my journey has been, I'm
  • 00:35:09.100 --> 00:35:12.100
  • not good enough.
  • 00:35:12.100 --> 00:35:13.060
  • I don't measure up.
  • 00:35:13.060 --> 00:35:14.050
  • I'm a pastor's kid and everyone
  • 00:35:14.050 --> 00:35:15.100
  • has all these expectations.
  • 00:35:15.100 --> 00:35:16.200
  • And I find myself on my knees.
  • 00:35:17.220 --> 00:35:20.220
  • And he's like, "No, no, you can
  • 00:35:20.220 --> 00:35:23.000
  • be you.
  • 00:35:23.000 --> 00:35:23.200
  • I want to use you.
  • 00:35:23.200 --> 00:35:24.170
  • I have dreams and plans for you.
  • 00:35:24.170 --> 00:35:25.270
  • Get up, son.
  • 00:35:25.270 --> 00:35:26.280
  • Move forward."
  • 00:35:26.280 --> 00:35:28.040
  • And so, I take a step forward
  • 00:35:28.040 --> 00:35:29.070
  • and I think I'm doing really
  • 00:35:29.070 --> 00:35:30.030
  • awesome, I'm doing great
  • 00:35:30.030 --> 00:35:31.020
  • and then all of sudden,
  • 00:35:31.020 --> 00:35:31.220
  • it's like I fail and I'm
  • 00:35:31.220 --> 00:35:33.010
  • on my knees again.
  • 00:35:33.010 --> 00:35:33.280
  • And God goes,
  • 00:35:33.280 --> 00:35:35.200
  • "No, my grace is sufficient.
  • 00:35:35.200 --> 00:35:37.180
  • You're good.
  • 00:35:37.180 --> 00:35:38.080
  • You're still good.
  • 00:35:38.080 --> 00:35:38.290
  • Get up, son."
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  • And I'm like, man,
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  • God's grace is so good.
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  • And so, I start walking and now
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  • I'm like, I understand the song
  • 00:35:42.160 --> 00:35:43.260
  • I'm singing, "Amazing grace,
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  • how sweet the sound that saved
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  • a wretch like me.
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  • I once was lost
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  • but now I'm proud
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  • and I'm back upon my knees."
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  • And again, this process
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  • goes and you step up and God
  • 00:35:54.080 --> 00:35:56.100
  • takes you forward because
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  • his grace, that's what it does.
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  • And you walk out and you step
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  • and then all of a sudden,
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  • you go, you know what?
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  • I'm on my knees.
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  • I can't do this without you.
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  • I don't deserve this platform.
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  • I don't belong here.
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  • I'm not good enough for this.
  • 00:36:05.260 --> 00:36:07.050
  • And God goes, "You were never
  • 00:36:07.050 --> 00:36:08.090
  • good enough for this, but I am
  • 00:36:08.090 --> 00:36:09.250
  • all that you need so get up and
  • 00:36:09.250 --> 00:36:11.180
  • step into what God's calling you
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  • to do and step out."
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  • I'm like, I'm killing it.
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  • This is awesome.
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  • I'm not proud.
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  • Everything's fine, everything's
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  • great and all of a sudden, I
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  • start feeling like I have to do
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  • everything.
  • 00:36:20.070 --> 00:36:20.270
  • God goes, "No, I'm taking your
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  • voice away.
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  • - announcer: Stay with us on
  • 00:36:30.090 --> 00:36:31.120
  • "The Best of Hillsong
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  • Conference."
  • 00:36:32.140 --> 00:36:33.190
  • - Joel: He wants
  • 00:36:33.190 --> 00:36:34.120
  • the broken you.
  • 00:36:34.120 --> 00:36:35.190
  • He wants the fractured you.
  • 00:36:35.190 --> 00:36:36.230
  • He wants the insufficient you.
  • 00:36:36.230 --> 00:36:38.150
  • He wants the inadequate you.
  • 00:36:38.150 --> 00:36:40.070
  • He wants the you that doesn't
  • 00:36:40.070 --> 00:36:41.220
  • feel like it measures up.
  • 00:36:41.220 --> 00:36:42.190
  • He wants the you with
  • 00:36:42.190 --> 00:36:43.220
  • skinny legs.
  • 00:36:43.220 --> 00:36:44.120
  • He wants the you who's too tall.
  • 00:36:44.120 --> 00:36:45.250
  • He wants the you that wants to
  • 00:36:45.250 --> 00:36:47.100
  • be taller.
  • 00:36:47.100 --> 00:36:48.000
  • The wants the you that's
  • 00:36:48.000 --> 00:36:48.240
  • too fat.
  • 00:36:48.240 --> 00:36:49.140
  • He wants the you that's
  • 00:36:49.140 --> 00:36:50.080
  • too skinny.
  • 00:36:50.080 --> 00:36:50.280
  • He wants the you that's
  • 00:36:50.280 --> 00:36:51.200
  • too ugly.
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  • He wants the you that is
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  • - Joel: I love this.
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  • I just--we just need
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  • to tell the truth.
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  • You know what my message is?
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  • Just tell the truth,
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  • be honest, be real.
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  • It's all God needs from us.
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  • He can be the do anything
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  • with lies.
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  • We just gotta tell the truth.
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  • Our songs, just be honest, tell
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  • the truth, how you really feel.
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  • Our messages, tell the truth,
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  • be honest, let people know
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  • what's really going on.
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  • Our lives, when we step into our
  • 00:37:22.040 --> 00:37:23.060
  • workplace, just be real, be
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  • yourself.
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  • Don't be afraid to feel like you
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  • have to have all the answers.
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  • You don't have to have it all
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  • together but you've got Jesus
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  • and that's all we need.
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  • So, the Scripture in
  • 00:37:33.050 --> 00:37:33.290
  • 2 Corinthians 4 is so awesome.
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  • It says, "Therefore, since
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  • through God's mercy we have this
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  • ministry, we do not lose heart.
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  • Rather, we have renounced secret
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  • and shameful ways; we do not use
  • 00:37:43.190 --> 00:37:45.250
  • deception, nor do we distort
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  • the word of God.
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  • On the contrary, by setting
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  • forth the truth plainly we
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  • commend ourselves to everyone's
  • 00:37:52.060 --> 00:37:54.140
  • conscience in the sight of God.
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  • And even if our gospel
  • 00:37:58.000 --> 00:37:59.050
  • is veiled, it is veiled
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  • to those who are perishing.
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  • The god of this age has blinded
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  • the minds of unbelievers,
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  • so that they cannot see the
  • 00:38:05.010 --> 00:38:05.240
  • light of the gospel that
  • 00:38:05.240 --> 00:38:06.250
  • displays the glory of Christ."
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  • That's a lot there but it's
  • 00:38:07.270 --> 00:38:09.050
  • talking about the light of God.
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  • "Who is the image of God.
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  • For what we preach is not
  • 00:38:12.020 --> 00:38:14.210
  • ourselves, but Jesus Christ
  • 00:38:14.210 --> 00:38:17.040
  • as Lord, and ourselves as your
  • 00:38:17.040 --> 00:38:19.200
  • servants for Jesus' sake.
  • 00:38:19.200 --> 00:38:21.270
  • For God, who said, 'Let
  • 00:38:21.270 --> 00:38:23.010
  • light shine out of darkness,'
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  • made his light shine in our
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  • hearts to give us the light
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  • of the knowledge of God's glory
  • 00:38:27.240 --> 00:38:29.050
  • displayed in the face
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  • of Christ."
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  • But this is it.
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  • "We have this treasure in jars
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  • of clay," not jars of gold, not
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  • jars of coolness, jars of dirt.
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  • "To show that the all-surpassing
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  • power is from God
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  • and not from us.
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  • We are hard pressed
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  • on every side, but not crushed;
  • 00:38:56.030 --> 00:38:58.060
  • perplexed, but not in despair;
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  • Persecuted, but not abandoned;
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  • struck down, but not destroyed.
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  • We always carry around in
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  • our body the death of Jesus,
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  • so that the life of Jesus may
  • 00:39:07.130 --> 00:39:09.240
  • also be revealed in our body.
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  • For we who are alive are always
  • 00:39:14.210 --> 00:39:17.210
  • being given over to death
  • 00:39:17.210 --> 00:39:18.260
  • for Jesus' sake, so that
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  • his life may also be revealed
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  • in our mortal body.
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  • So then, death is at work in us,
  • 00:39:23.250 --> 00:39:26.230
  • but life is at work in you."
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  • We gotta take layers off,
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  • all of them, everything,
  • 00:39:40.100 --> 00:39:43.100
  • no pretense, no pretending.
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  • If we want to reach the world,
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  • if we want people to see
  • 00:39:48.040 --> 00:39:49.040
  • the light of God in us,
  • 00:39:49.040 --> 00:39:50.260
  • they're not gonna see it through
  • 00:39:50.260 --> 00:39:52.070
  • how cool our programs are
  • 00:39:52.070 --> 00:39:53.270
  • or how awesome our music
  • 00:39:55.070 --> 00:39:58.070
  • is and our productions,
  • 00:39:58.070 --> 00:39:59.110
  • and our conferences,
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  • and everything else.
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  • No, it's all great, don't get me
  • 00:40:00.280 --> 00:40:02.080
  • wrong, but excellence is not
  • 00:40:02.080 --> 00:40:04.240
  • a performance, it's a heart.
  • 00:40:04.240 --> 00:40:07.160
  • And when we position our heart,
  • 00:40:11.050 --> 00:40:14.050
  • broken as it is, no matter what
  • 00:40:14.050 --> 00:40:16.060
  • the journey is before God,
  • 00:40:17.280 --> 00:40:20.280
  • one, we see him.
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  • It's a promise the pure of heart
  • 00:40:21.230 --> 00:40:23.050
  • will see God.
  • 00:40:23.050 --> 00:40:23.290
  • But two, it allows him to work
  • 00:40:23.290 --> 00:40:26.270
  • in and through us so that people
  • 00:40:26.270 --> 00:40:29.060
  • don't get impressed by my hat,
  • 00:40:29.060 --> 00:40:30.230
  • and my skinny legs, and my cool
  • 00:40:30.230 --> 00:40:32.270
  • black outfit, and Judd's voice.
  • 00:40:32.270 --> 00:40:34.250
  • They don't get impressed by,
  • 00:40:34.250 --> 00:40:35.260
  • you know, what we look like.
  • 00:40:36.090 --> 00:40:39.090
  • They get impressed by the God of
  • 00:40:39.090 --> 00:40:41.260
  • the universe at work through us.
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  • And I promise you no matter what
  • 00:40:46.000 --> 00:40:48.230
  • you're doing in life, whatever
  • 00:40:48.230 --> 00:40:51.070
  • career path, whatever ministry
  • 00:40:51.070 --> 00:40:53.170
  • journey you're on, wherever
  • 00:40:53.170 --> 00:40:54.210
  • you're at, don't be afraid just
  • 00:40:54.280 --> 00:40:57.280
  • to be yourself and to let God
  • 00:40:57.280 --> 00:41:00.250
  • be God in you because it is
  • 00:41:00.250 --> 00:41:02.290
  • the power in everything.
  • 00:41:03.130 --> 00:41:06.130
  • And I think that God looks at
  • 00:41:06.130 --> 00:41:07.170
  • this conference and he goes,
  • 00:41:07.170 --> 00:41:08.290
  • "You're cool, the opening was
  • 00:41:08.290 --> 00:41:09.250
  • cool, and the lights are cool,
  • 00:41:09.250 --> 00:41:10.220
  • and the stage is cool,
  • 00:41:10.220 --> 00:41:11.180
  • and the songs are cool,
  • 00:41:11.180 --> 00:41:12.210
  • but you know what I love?
  • 00:41:12.210 --> 00:41:14.080
  • I love the spirit of Nathan
  • 00:41:14.080 --> 00:41:15.260
  • Taylor who spent hours and hours
  • 00:41:15.260 --> 00:41:18.140
  • and hours and hours and hours
  • 00:41:18.140 --> 00:41:20.040
  • dreaming and figuring out all
  • 00:41:20.040 --> 00:41:21.170
  • the logistics of how he could
  • 00:41:21.170 --> 00:41:22.240
  • make this entire thing work
  • 00:41:22.240 --> 00:41:24.220
  • because his heart
  • 00:41:24.220 --> 00:41:25.140
  • is to serve people.
  • 00:41:25.140 --> 00:41:26.140
  • He loves the heart behind Jad
  • 00:41:26.140 --> 00:41:28.160
  • Gillies who gives up sacrifices,
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  • time and energy, and time and
  • 00:41:30.170 --> 00:41:32.060
  • energy, and time and energy, and
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  • time and energy, and family, and
  • 00:41:33.240 --> 00:41:35.250
  • all the rest of it because he
  • 00:41:35.250 --> 00:41:36.270
  • loves people, and he loves God,
  • 00:41:36.270 --> 00:41:38.120
  • and he knows he'd have nothing
  • 00:41:38.120 --> 00:41:39.120
  • without him.
  • 00:41:39.120 --> 00:41:40.070
  • He loves the heart behind it.
  • 00:41:40.070 --> 00:41:41.180
  • He loves the spirit of the
  • 00:41:41.180 --> 00:41:42.180
  • volunteers that we can't see,
  • 00:41:42.180 --> 00:41:45.110
  • but who are holding this
  • 00:41:45.110 --> 00:41:46.060
  • entire conference together.
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  • That's what he loves, that's
  • 00:41:47.130 --> 00:41:50.090
  • what he honors, that's what he
  • 00:41:50.090 --> 00:41:51.140
  • breathes, and that's where God
  • 00:41:51.140 --> 00:41:52.250
  • gets the glory.
  • 00:41:52.250 --> 00:41:54.000
  • So, I want to say to you as
  • 00:41:54.000 --> 00:41:55.280
  • we--I'm so sorry.
  • 00:41:55.280 --> 00:41:58.040
  • I just want to say to you, God
  • 00:41:58.040 --> 00:42:00.170
  • just wants you.
  • 00:42:00.170 --> 00:42:01.290
  • He just wants you.
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  • He wants the broken you.
  • 00:42:04.200 --> 00:42:06.100
  • He wants the fractured you.
  • 00:42:06.100 --> 00:42:08.040
  • He wants the insufficient you.
  • 00:42:08.040 --> 00:42:09.260
  • He wants the inadequate you.
  • 00:42:09.260 --> 00:42:11.130
  • He wants the you that doesn't
  • 00:42:11.130 --> 00:42:12.140
  • feel like it measures up.
  • 00:42:12.140 --> 00:42:13.250
  • He wants the you with skinny
  • 00:42:13.250 --> 00:42:14.260
  • legs.
  • 00:42:14.260 --> 00:42:15.160
  • He wants the you who's too tall.
  • 00:42:15.160 --> 00:42:16.260
  • He wants the you that wants to
  • 00:42:16.260 --> 00:42:17.270
  • be taller.
  • 00:42:17.270 --> 00:42:18.170
  • He loves--the wants the you
  • 00:42:18.170 --> 00:42:19.220
  • that's too fat.
  • 00:42:19.220 --> 00:42:20.130
  • He wants the you that's too
  • 00:42:20.130 --> 00:42:21.170
  • skinny.
  • 00:42:21.170 --> 00:42:22.080
  • He wants the you that's too
  • 00:42:22.080 --> 00:42:23.080
  • ugly.
  • 00:42:23.080 --> 00:42:23.280
  • He wants the you that is too--he
  • 00:42:28.270 --> 00:42:31.270
  • wants the you who doesn't have
  • 00:42:31.270 --> 00:42:33.040
  • the words to say.
  • 00:42:33.040 --> 00:42:33.250
  • He wants the you who doesn't
  • 00:42:33.250 --> 00:42:35.100
  • know what you're supposed to be
  • 00:42:35.100 --> 00:42:36.110
  • doing in life.
  • 00:42:36.110 --> 00:42:37.010
  • He wants the you who's been hurt
  • 00:42:37.010 --> 00:42:39.130
  • and abused.
  • 00:42:39.130 --> 00:42:40.030
  • He wants the you that has been
  • 00:42:40.030 --> 00:42:41.190
  • through it time and time again.
  • 00:42:41.190 --> 00:42:43.060
  • He wants the you that is tired
  • 00:42:43.060 --> 00:42:44.220
  • and worn out.
  • 00:42:44.220 --> 00:42:45.160
  • He wants the you that's
  • 00:42:45.160 --> 00:42:46.160
  • given up.
  • 00:42:46.160 --> 00:42:47.060
  • He wants the you that is dying.
  • 00:42:47.060 --> 00:42:49.060
  • He wants the you that is dying
  • 00:42:49.060 --> 00:42:50.230
  • on the inside.
  • 00:42:50.230 --> 00:42:51.130
  • He wants the you that's dying on
  • 00:42:51.130 --> 00:42:52.230
  • the outside because if you have
  • 00:42:52.230 --> 00:42:54.020
  • breath, then you have life and
  • 00:42:54.020 --> 00:42:56.090
  • if you have life, then God can
  • 00:42:56.090 --> 00:42:58.130
  • use you, not because of you, but
  • 00:42:58.130 --> 00:43:00.150
  • because it's all about him.
  • 00:43:00.150 --> 00:43:01.250
  • And if it's all about him, then
  • 00:43:01.250 --> 00:43:03.180
  • he's gonna do what he needs to
  • 00:43:03.180 --> 00:43:05.050
  • do in and through you so that he
  • 00:43:05.050 --> 00:43:07.230
  • gets the glory and we get to
  • 00:43:09.170 --> 00:43:12.170
  • participate in his story.
  • 00:43:13.130 --> 00:43:16.130
  • So, just be you, be your church,
  • 00:43:20.060 --> 00:43:23.060
  • be your ministry, but do it
  • 00:43:26.010 --> 00:43:29.010
  • all for him.
  • 00:43:29.050 --> 00:43:32.050
  • For him I get the glory
  • 00:43:32.050 --> 00:43:33.080
  • forever and ever,
  • 00:43:33.080 --> 00:43:34.020
  • - announcer: When we return,
  • 00:43:39.100 --> 00:43:40.230
  • join us in worship
  • 00:43:40.230 --> 00:43:42.100
  • on "The Best of
  • 00:43:42.100 --> 00:43:43.130
  • Hillsong Conference."
  • 00:43:43.130 --> 00:43:45.200
  • Amazing grace,
  • 00:43:45.200 --> 00:43:48.070
  • how sweet the sound that
  • 00:43:48.240 --> 00:43:51.240
  • saved a wretch like me.
  • 00:43:53.270 --> 00:43:56.270
  • Whoa, I was once lost
  • 00:43:58.190 --> 00:44:01.210
  • but now I am found,
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  • - announcer: Thanks
  • 00:44:13.200 --> 00:44:14.100
  • for joining us.
  • 00:44:14.100 --> 00:44:15.040
  • We trust that today's message
  • 00:44:15.040 --> 00:44:16.160
  • has impacted your life and that
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  • God has placed something
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