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Fourth of July Special

Watch Fourth of July Special
July 1, 2019
27:30

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  • AMERICA. ONE NATION UNDER GOD.
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  • MEN FOUGHT AND MEN DIED TO PURSUE RIGHTS AND
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  • THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE.
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  • TO CHOOSE TO PRAY. TO WORSHIP.
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  • TO SERVE THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE AND THE
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  • RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE.
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  • TO GATHER NOT BECAUSE OF OUR RACE, CREED,
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  • POLITICS, OR RELIGION.
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  • BUT TO GATHER TO LIFT UP ONE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES.
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  • THAT ON BENDED KNEES WE MAY BOW OUR HEADS IN
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  • HONOR, RAISE OUR HANDS TO DECLARE THAT THIS CREATOR,
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  • OUR GOD REIGNS.
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  • HIS SOVEREIGNTY RULES.
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  • HIS GRACE ABOUNDS AND HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER.
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  • IT IS TIME THAT WE HONOR THESE FREEDOMS AND ONCE
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  • AGAIN TOGETHER STAND AS ONE NATION UNDER GOD.
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  • IF MY PEOPLE
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  • THAT IS YOU.
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  • THAT IS ME.
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  • WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME.
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  • ALMIGHTY GOD
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  • EVERLASTING FATHER
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  • PRINCE OF PEACE
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  • WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY
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  • OUR FATHER
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  • WHICH ART IN HEAVEN
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  • HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME.
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  • AND SEEK MY FACE
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  • AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS
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  • LORD PLEASE FORGIVE ME.
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  • I SURRENDER MYSELF TO YOU.
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  • I PUT MY FAITH AND TRUST ONLY IN YOU.
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  • AND I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND FORGIVE
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  • THEIR SIN. AND HEAL THEIR LAND.
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  • SAVE MY FAMILY.
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  • HELP ME REACH MY NEIGHBORHOOD.
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  • OH GOD RESTORE AMERICA.
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  • FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM AND THE POWER AND
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  • THE GLORY FOREVER.
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  • AMEN. AMEN. AMEN.
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  • AMERICA IT IS TIME THAT WE TURN BACK TO GOD.
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  • (Phil Wickham: This is the Day) CAN YOU SEE IT
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  • LIGHT SHINES INTO THE DARKNESS BRINGING
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  • HOPE TO THE HOPELESS
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  • IT IS LEADING YOU TO LIFE.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • THIS IS YOUR BEGINNING.
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  • AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND.
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  • I CAN HEAR THE ANGELS SING.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND
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  • THIS IS THE DAY FOR A NEW BEGINNING
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  • AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND.
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  • O CAN YOU HEAR THE ANGELS ARE SINGING
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • [applause]
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  • WELL HOW MANY OF YOU
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  • ARE GLAD YOU CAME TO CHURCH TODAY?
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  • RAISE YOUR HAND UP. YEAH.
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  • [applause]
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  • WELL YOU ARE GOING TO BE MORE GLAD
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  • AFTER YOU HEAR FROM OUR VERY SPECIAL GUESTS..
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  • WE HAVE TWO SONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA WITH US HERE
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  • TODAY AT HARVEST.
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  • CONGRESSMAN TREY GOWDY AND SENATOR TIM SCOTT.
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  • [applause]
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  • THEY'VE WRITTEN A NEW BOOK CALLED UNIFIED
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  • SUBTITLED HOW OUR UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP GIVES US HOPE
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  • FOR A DIVIDED COUNTRY .
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  • I MET TIM AND TREY A WHILE AGO BACK IN WASHINGTON DC.
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  • MARCO RUBIO, A MUTUAL FRIEND, INVITED CATHE AND
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  • I, AND JACK GRAHAM AND HIS WIFE TO THE CAPITAL CLUB
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  • WHERE THEY HAVE MEALS TOGETHER, SO THAT WAS THE
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  • FIRST TIME THAT I - OF COURSE KNEW OF THEM, BUT I
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  • HAD NEVER MET THEM BEFORE.
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  • SO TREY GAVE ME HIS PHONE NUMBER.
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  • I'M SURE IT'S A DECISION HE'S REGRETTED MANY TIMES,
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  • [laughter]
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  • BUT SO I NOTICED THEY HAD WRITTEN THIS BOOK AND THEY
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  • WERE OUT TOURING AND I SAID, "HEY, WOULD YOU LIKE
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  • "TO COME TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND
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  • "LET ME INTERVIEW YOU?"
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  • THEY SAID, "WE'D LOVE TO." SO THAT'S HOW THIS CAME
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  • ABOUT, AND I DID IT ALL TEXTING.
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  • I NEVER EVEN HAD THE COURTESY TO CALL
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  • HIM ON THE PHONE.
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  • IT WAS ALL DONE BY TEXT AND SOMEHOW IT WORKED OUT
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  • AND THEY'RE HERE TODAY WITH US AND THEY'LL
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  • BE OUT IN A MOMENT.
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  • BUT LET ME GIVE YOU A FORMAL INTRODUCTION IN
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  • CASE YOU DON'T KNOW WHO IT IS YOU'RE GOING
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  • TO BE HEARING FROM.
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  • TREY GOWDY IS A FORMER STATE AND FEDERAL
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  • PROSECUTOR FOR TWO DECADES.
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  • IN 2010 HE WAS ELECTED TO CONGRESS AND NOW IS IN HIS
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  • FOURTH AND UNFORTUNATELY HIS LAST TERM.
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  • HE'S THE CHAIR OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON
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  • OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
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  • CONGRESSMAN GOWDY CHAIRED THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON
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  • BENGHAZI- YOU MAY RECALL THAT.
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  • HE SERVES IN THE HOUSE PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE
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  • ON INTELLIGENCE AND THERE'S MUCH MORE.
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  • HE'S A LEGEND AND HE'S HERE TODAY WITH US, AND YOU'RE
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  • GOING TO MEET HIM IN A MOMENT.
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  • [applause]
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  • SENATOR TIM SCOTT IS A SUCCESSFUL
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  • SMALL BUSINESSMAN.
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  • AND U.S. SENATOR
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  • REPRESENTING SOUTH CAROLINA.
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  • HE'S THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO BE
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  • ELECTED TO BOTH THE HOUSE AND U.S.
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  • SENATE SINCE RECONSTRUCTION, AND
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  • THAT'S A GREAT THING.
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  • [applause]
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  • AND HE ALSO SERVES ON THE SENATE
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  • COMMITTEE IN FINANCE AND BANKING.
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  • HE SERVES ON THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING AND
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  • URBAN AFFAIRS, AND THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH,
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  • EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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  • HE, TOO, IS A LEGEND.
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  • THEY'RE BOTH HERE.
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  • LET'S GIVE A WARM HARVEST WELCOME TO THE
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  • SENATOR AND CONGRESSMAN.
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  • [applause]
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  • WELL GUYS, WELCOME.
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  • THANK YOU.
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  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR...
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  • I'M SORT OF IN AN AWKWARD SPOT.
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  • THESE THINGS SWIVEL THOUGH, I THINK.
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  • BUT IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU.
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  • YOU KNOW.
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  • DO A 360.
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  • GO ALL THE WAY.
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  • [laughter]
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  • WOW. OKAY.
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  • [Trey Gowdy] WHAT ATHLETICISM.
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  • THAT'S ALL THE TALENT A SENATOR HAS, BY THE WAY.
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  • THAT'S IT.
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  • WELL, IT'S SO GREAT TO HAVE YOU GUYS.
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  • TELL US TIM, WHAT MEMORIAL DAY MEANS TO YOU AND HOW
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  • WE SHOULD OBSERVE IT AS AMERICANS.
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  • FOR ME, WHEN I THINK ABOUT MEMORIAL DAY I THINK ABOUT
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  • THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DON THE UNIFORM TO FIGHT FOR
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  • THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM.
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  • SO MANY OF US SIT HERE TODAY BECAUSE SOMEONE WHO
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  • WOULD NEVER MEET US WAS WILLING TO PAY THE
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  • ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.
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  • MORE THAN 1.2 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE PAID THE
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  • SACRIFICE SO THAT WE COULD LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE
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  • FREEDOM INCLUDES THE FREEDOM TO WORSHIP.
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  • [appplause]
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  • TREY, I REMEMBER YOU TALKING ABOUT
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  • WHEN YOU FLY INTO WASHINGTON DC TO REAGAN
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  • AIRPORT, THERE'S TWO THINGS YOU CAN CHOOSE TO
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  • LOOK AT THROUGH THE WINDOWS AND IT REMINDS YOU
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  • OF WHAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER ON MEMORIAL DAY.
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  • YES SIR.
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  • IF YOU LOOK OUT THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PLANE YOU SEE
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  • THESE MONUMENTS TO THE NAMES WE ALL LEARNED
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  • IN HISTORY CLASS.
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  • YOU SEE MONUMENTS TO JEFFERSON AND LINCOLN AND
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  • WASHINGTON AND DOCTOR KING, AND EVERY BUILDING
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  • IS NAMED FOR SOMEONE FAMOUS AND EVERY STREET IS
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  • NAMED FOR SOMEONE FAMOUS.
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  • AND THAT TAKES ABOUT SIX MONTHS.
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  • WHEN YOU'RE FIRST IN CONGRESS YOU WANT TO LOOK
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  • OUT THAT SIDE OF THE PLANE AT THE FAME AT
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  • THE NAMES YOU KNOW.
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  • AND THEN SOMETHING HAPPENS ON THAT SIX MONTH
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  • ANNIVERSARY AND YOU BEGIN TO SAY, "WELL, THERE'S A
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  • "RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE PLANE," AND DEPENDING ON
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  • HOW THE PILOT COMES IN, YOU SEE THESE GENTLY
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  • ROLLING GREEN HILLS PUNCTUATED WITH THESE
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  • ELEGANT WHITE CROSSES AND IT'S TRAGICALLY BEAUTIFUL
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  • AND SYMMETRICAL FROM THE SKY.
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  • BUT IF YOU CAN IN YOUR MIND GET OUT OF THE PLANE
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  • AND WALK ON THOSE GENTLY ROLLING HILLS EVERY ONE OF
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  • THOSE CROSSES REPRESENTS A LIFE THAT WAS EITHER
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  • IMPACTED OR CUT SHORT IN SERVICE AND
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  • SACRIFICE TO OUR COUNTRY.
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  • SO YOU ASK YOURSELF, "WHAT IS THE UNITED STATES?
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  • "WHAT IS THIS THING WE CALL AMERICA?"
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  • IS IT THE HANDFUL OF NAMES THAT WE LEARNED IN HISTORY
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  • CLASS OR IS IT THOSE UN-NAMED HEROIC SERVICE
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  • MINDED WOMEN AND MEN WHO
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  • GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR OUR COUNTRY?
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  • AND FOR ME, MEMORIAL DAY IS THE RIGHT-HAND
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  • SIDE OF THE PLANE.
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  • [applause]
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  • WELL, FIRST OF ALL LET'S START
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  • WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
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  • HOW DID YOU TWO BECOME FRIENDS?
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  • AND THEN MAYBE BECAUSE YOU'VE MENTIONED THIS TO
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  • ME EARLIER, TIM, SOME
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  • PRACTICAL STEP WE COULD TAKE.
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  • AND YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD TO THAT TOO AS TO HOW
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  • WE CAN START A CONVERSATION.
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  • WE WON'T EVEN TALK TO EACH OTHER.
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  • WE JUST GO TO OUR CORNERS AND WE HAVE OUR POSITIONS
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  • AND SO YOU'RE REALLY TRYING TO ADDRESS THAT.
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  • BUT HOW DID YOU TWO MEET, FIRST OF ALL?
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  • WELL, HE WAS THE ELVIS PRESLEY
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  • OF OUR FRESHMAN CLASS.
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  • I MEAN EVERYBODY KNEW WHO HE WAS.
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  • HE REALLY WAS THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN THAT 80
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  • PERSON FRESHMAN CLASS IN 2010.
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  • AND AT LEAST, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, PASTOR, IT
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  • HAPPENED ONE NIGHT WHEN THIS PERSON WHO SEEMS TO
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  • HAVE EVERYTHING ON TELEVISION WHENEVER
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  • HE WANTED TO BE ON TELEVISION, HISTORICALLY
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  • SIGNIFICANT, BEAT TWO REALLY WELL-KNOWN PEOPLE
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  • JUST TO GET THE SEAT THAT HE WAS HOLDING.
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  • SO HE SEEMED TO HAVE THE WORLD BY THE TAIL.
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  • AND THEN ONE NIGHT WE'RE EATING DINNER TOGETHER AND
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  • HE SEEMED OVERWHELMED. HE SEEMED EXHAUSTED.
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  • HE SEEMED FRAYED AS MY GRANDMAMA USED TO SAY.
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  • AND FOR ME, IT WAS THE VULNERABILITY OF SOMEONE
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  • TRUSTING ME ENOUGH TO APPEAR VULNERABLE TO ME
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  • AND HE NEEDED HELP THAT NIGHT,
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  • AND RELATIONSHIPS START.
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  • THEY HAVE TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF VULNERABILITY.
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  • YOU HAVE TO AT LEAST SAY, "I'M GOING TO BE AUTHENTIC
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  • "IN THIS TWO-PERSON RELATIONSHIP AND I'M GOING
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  • "TO ASK FOR HELP." AND YOU HAVE TO TRUST THE PERSON
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  • THAT YOU'RE ASKING.
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  • THAT FOR ME WAS THE NIGHT I KNEW THAT OUR
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  • FRIENDSHIP WAS DIFFERENT.
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  • AND FOR ME IT WAS THAT WE CAME INTO CONGRESS NOT
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  • KNOWING EACH OTHER.
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  • GETTING TO KNOW TREY GOWDY IS AN
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  • INTERESTING EXPERIENCE.
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  • I MEAN JUST LOOK AT THAT HAIR.
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  • [laughter]
  • 00:10:46.240 --> 00:10:49.010
  • IT'S JUST AMAZING RIGHT?
  • 00:10:49.040 --> 00:10:50.210
  • AND HE'D WEAR THESE DARK SUITS WITH WHITE SOCKS,
  • 00:10:50.240 --> 00:10:56.150
  • I MEAN FASHION FAUX PAS.
  • 00:10:56.180 --> 00:10:59.040
  • BUT ONE OF THE REASONS.
  • 00:10:59.070 --> 00:11:00.070
  • I THOUGHT JOHN 8:32 SAYS,
  • 00:11:00.100 --> 00:11:02.160
  • "THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE."
  • 00:11:02.190 --> 00:11:03.160
  • [laughter]
  • 00:11:03.190 --> 00:11:05.170
  • BROTHERS I'M JUST TRYING TO BE HONEST UP HERE.
  • 00:11:05.200 --> 00:11:07.240
  • BUT FOR ME, OUR RELATIONSHIP HIT A NEW
  • 00:11:07.270 --> 00:11:11.260
  • HIGH AFTER THE GREATEST ATROCITY AND ONE OF THE
  • 00:11:11.290 --> 00:11:15.110
  • REASONS WHY I WANTED TO WRITE THE BOOK WAS BECAUSE
  • 00:11:15.140 --> 00:11:18.210
  • AFTER THE EMMANUEL CHURCH SHOOTING IN SOUTH CAROLINA
  • 00:11:18.240 --> 00:11:21.280
  • WHERE DYLANN ROOF WALKED INTO AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN
  • 00:11:22.010 --> 00:11:25.130
  • CHURCH TO START A RACE WAR IN THE HOME OF THE
  • 00:11:25.160 --> 00:11:30.060
  • BEGINNING OF THE CIVIL WAR, THE FIRST PERSON I
  • 00:11:30.090 --> 00:11:32.260
  • CALLED THAT NIGHT WAS A WHITE GUY FROM THE
  • 00:11:32.290 --> 00:11:36.060
  • SAME STATE. THIS FELLOW.
  • 00:11:36.090 --> 00:11:39.220
  • AND IT OCCURRED TO ME ABOUT FOUR WEEKS LATER
  • 00:11:39.250 --> 00:11:42.230
  • THAT GOD HAD TRANSFORMED MY STATE AND THIS NATION
  • 00:11:42.260 --> 00:11:46.210
  • IN SUCH POWERFUL WAYS, THAT IF THE GUY WHO WALKS
  • 00:11:46.240 --> 00:11:50.210
  • IN TO START A RACE WAR ACTUALLY BRINGS SOUTH
  • 00:11:50.240 --> 00:11:55.120
  • CAROLINA TOGETHER IN A WAY THAT WE HAD NEVER SEEN IN
  • 00:11:55.150 --> 00:11:58.110
  • THE HISTORY OF OUR STATE.
  • 00:11:58.140 --> 00:12:00.220
  • SOMETHING MUST'VE CHANGED.
  • 00:12:00.250 --> 00:12:02.240
  • AND THE MORE I EXAMINED THE RELATIONSHIP THE MORE
  • 00:12:02.270 --> 00:12:04.260
  • I REALIZE THAT HAVING THAT BIBLICAL FOUNDATION IN
  • 00:12:04.290 --> 00:12:09.000
  • COMMON, PROVERBS 27:17 REMINDS US "AS IRON
  • 00:12:09.030 --> 00:12:12.050
  • "SHARPENS IRON, SO ONE PERSON DOES THE OTHER"
  • 00:12:12.080 --> 00:12:16.010
  • THAT OVER THE FIVE YEARS THAT PRECEDED THAT CHURCH
  • 00:12:16.040 --> 00:12:18.240
  • SHOOTING SOMETHING HAD BEEN GLUED TOGETHER, FUSED
  • 00:12:18.270 --> 00:12:22.170
  • TOGETHER, IN OUR FRIENDSHIP SO THAT A BLACK
  • 00:12:22.200 --> 00:12:25.000
  • GUY WOULD TURN TO WHITE GUY AFTER A RACIALLY
  • 00:12:25.030 --> 00:12:27.270
  • MOTIVATED SHOOTING SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT THE
  • 00:12:28.000 --> 00:12:30.090
  • EVOLUTION OF THIS COUNTRY AND WHAT IS POSSIBLE IN
  • 00:12:30.120 --> 00:12:33.190
  • OUR FUTURE TOGETHER.
  • 00:12:33.220 --> 00:12:35.010
  • [applause]
  • 00:12:35.040 --> 00:12:39.140
  • [swishing metal sound]
  • 00:12:39.170 --> 00:12:45.280
  • 00:12:46.010 --> 00:12:49.150
  • (Unidentified male) EVERYBODY AROUND ME JUST
  • 00:12:49.180 --> 00:12:51.130
  • TELLING ME CONGRATULATIONS ALREADY.
  • 00:12:51.160 --> 00:12:53.230
  • IT IS JUST OVERWHELMING.
  • 00:12:53.260 --> 00:12:54.280
  • THE WATER WAS PERFECT.
  • 00:12:55.010 --> 00:12:55.290
  • I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE COLD.
  • 00:12:56.020 --> 00:12:57.030
  • (Unidentified female) I FEEL AMAZING.
  • 00:12:57.060 --> 00:12:58.020
  • I MEAN I FEEL REJUVENATING, EXCITING.
  • 00:12:58.050 --> 00:13:01.130
  • JUST LIKE A DIFFERENT PERSON.
  • 00:13:01.160 --> 00:13:03.080
  • I REALLY DO.
  • 00:13:03.110 --> 00:13:05.090
  • (Unidentified male) IT IS INCREDIBLE.
  • 00:13:05.120 --> 00:13:06.130
  • I MEAN I PRAYED AHEAD OF TIME THAT FROM THIS MOMENT
  • 00:13:06.160 --> 00:13:08.030
  • FORWARD THAT I'D BE CHANGED.
  • 00:13:08.060 --> 00:13:09.240
  • THAT THE OLD WAYS WOULD BE LAID TO REST AND WHEN I
  • 00:13:09.270 --> 00:13:12.010
  • CAME OUT OF THE WATER THAT I'D
  • 00:13:12.040 --> 00:13:12.290
  • BE A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST.
  • 00:13:13.020 --> 00:13:14.060
  • (Unidentified female) IT IS LIKE A TRIANGLE.
  • 00:13:14.090 --> 00:13:15.150
  • LIKE GOD IS AT THE TOP AND WE ARE AT THE TWO CORNERS
  • 00:13:15.180 --> 00:13:18.130
  • AND JUST THE CLOSER WE ARE
  • 00:13:18.160 --> 00:13:20.060
  • TO HIM THE CLOSER WE GROW TOGETHER.
  • 00:13:20.090 --> 00:13:22.120
  • 00:13:22.150 --> 00:13:33.160
  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS
  • 00:13:33.190 --> 00:13:42.170
  • HERE'S ANOTHER THING YOU HAVE IN COMMON
  • 00:13:42.200 --> 00:13:45.030
  • AND THAT IS THE ROLE THAT A MENTOR PLAYED IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:13:45.060 --> 00:13:47.270
  • FOR YOU, TIM, IT WAS A GENTLEMAN THAT...
  • 00:13:48.000 --> 00:13:51.260
  • WELL, YOU USED TO GO TO CHICK-FIL-A AND YOU WOULD
  • 00:13:51.290 --> 00:13:54.250
  • STAND IN THE LONGEST LINE AND WHY DID YOU DO THAT?
  • 00:13:54.280 --> 00:13:58.210
  • WELL, THERE WAS THIS PRETTY GIRL.
  • 00:13:58.240 --> 00:14:01.110
  • [laughter]
  • 00:14:01.140 --> 00:14:04.010
  • EVERY DUDE IN THE MALL WAS IN LINE IN FRONT OF ME AND
  • 00:14:04.040 --> 00:14:06.240
  • WE WERE ALL HEADING THE SAME DIRECTION.
  • 00:14:06.270 --> 00:14:09.090
  • AND UNFORTUNATELY I WAS BROKE AT THE TIME, SO I
  • 00:14:09.120 --> 00:14:11.110
  • COULD ONLY AFFORD THE FRENCH FRIES, BUT IT WAS
  • 00:14:11.140 --> 00:14:14.170
  • WORTH THE WAIT.
  • 00:14:14.200 --> 00:14:16.020
  • IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT.
  • 00:14:16.050 --> 00:14:16.260
  • [laughter]
  • 00:14:16.290 --> 00:14:18.010
  • SO, BY THE WAY, SOMETHING WE SHOULD SHARE.
  • 00:14:18.040 --> 00:14:20.230
  • SENATOR TIM SCOTT IS A SINGLE MAN.
  • 00:14:20.260 --> 00:14:24.110
  • GIRLS, HELLO.
  • 00:14:24.140 --> 00:14:26.110
  • WHAT? COME ON.
  • 00:14:26.140 --> 00:14:30.030
  • OKAY, AND I'M GOING TO GIVE HIS PHONE
  • 00:14:30.060 --> 00:14:31.240
  • NUMBER OUT AFTER THIS.
  • 00:14:31.270 --> 00:14:32.220
  • [laughter]
  • 00:14:32.250 --> 00:14:34.100
  • NO, I'M NOT.
  • 00:14:34.130 --> 00:14:36.080
  • SO CHICK-FIL-A, SO YOU'RE GOING THERE
  • 00:14:36.110 --> 00:14:38.140
  • GETTING THE FRIES.
  • 00:14:38.170 --> 00:14:39.240
  • YOU CAN ONLY AFFORD THAT AND A GLASS OF WATER, BUT
  • 00:14:39.270 --> 00:14:42.100
  • THEN ONE DAY YOU SAID THE OWNER/OPERATOR OF THAT
  • 00:14:42.130 --> 00:14:44.180
  • CHICK-FIL-A, YOU'RE WORKING IN THE THEATER
  • 00:14:44.210 --> 00:14:46.220
  • WHAT IS IT, NEXT DOOR, AND HE COMES AND GIVES YOU A
  • 00:14:46.250 --> 00:14:49.170
  • BAG OF CHICK-FIL-A INCLUDING THE CHICKEN
  • 00:14:49.200 --> 00:14:51.080
  • SANDWICH RIGHT?
  • 00:14:51.110 --> 00:14:52.110
  • SOMEBODY SAY PRAISE THE LORD FOR CHICK-FIL-A.
  • 00:14:52.140 --> 00:14:53.260
  • HALLELUJAH!
  • 00:14:53.290 --> 00:14:54.240
  • [laughter]
  • 00:14:54.270 --> 00:14:57.120
  • IT IS GOOD. I WANT IT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:14:57.150 --> 00:14:58.220
  • ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:14:58.250 --> 00:14:59.220
  • DON'T YOU WISH WE HAD IT RIGHT NOW? I DO.
  • 00:14:59.250 --> 00:15:01.190
  • IT'S SUNDAY SO THEY WOULDN'T BE OPEN, BUT I
  • 00:15:01.220 --> 00:15:03.260
  • WISH WE HAD IT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:15:03.290 --> 00:15:04.150
  • THAT IS EXACTLY TRUE.
  • 00:15:04.180 --> 00:15:06.160
  • BUT THAT MAN WAS MORE THAN JUST SOMEONE WHO HOOKED
  • 00:15:06.190 --> 00:15:08.210
  • YOU UP WITH A CHICKEN SANDWICH.
  • 00:15:08.240 --> 00:15:10.170
  • HE BECAME A MENTOR TO YOU.
  • 00:15:10.200 --> 00:15:12.020
  • HE HOOKED ME UP WITH A NEW MISSION FOR MY LIFE AND HE
  • 00:15:12.050 --> 00:15:16.270
  • WOULD COME INTO THE MOVIE THEATER AND INTRODUCED
  • 00:15:17.000 --> 00:15:19.070
  • HIMSELF WITH A CHICK-FIL-A SANDWICH AND SLID IT
  • 00:15:19.100 --> 00:15:21.210
  • ACROSS THE CONCESSION STAND, AND FOR THE NEXT
  • 00:15:21.240 --> 00:15:24.030
  • FOUR YEARS OF MY LIFE WHICH UNFORTUNATELY ENDED
  • 00:15:24.060 --> 00:15:28.190
  • UP BEING THE LAST FOUR YEARS OF HIS LIFE.
  • 00:15:28.220 --> 00:15:30.250
  • HE DIED AT 38 YEARS YOUNG.
  • 00:15:30.280 --> 00:15:34.270
  • HE TAUGHT ME THE
  • 00:15:35.000 --> 00:15:36.030
  • MOST VALUABLE CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES.
  • 00:15:36.060 --> 00:15:39.000
  • THAT ALL THINGS WERE POSSIBLE FOR ME IN THIS
  • 00:15:39.030 --> 00:15:41.190
  • COUNTRY NO MATTER WHERE YOU COME FROM.
  • 00:15:41.220 --> 00:15:44.030
  • NO MATTER WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE.
  • 00:15:44.060 --> 00:15:45.100
  • NO MATTER YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:15:45.130 --> 00:15:47.000
  • IF YOU WERE WILLING TO PERSEVERE SOMETHING GOOD
  • 00:15:47.030 --> 00:15:49.260
  • ON THE OTHER SIDE WOULD HAPPEN.
  • 00:15:49.290 --> 00:15:51.290
  • AND HE WOULD TEACH ME THESE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES
  • 00:15:52.020 --> 00:15:54.220
  • OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND STEWARDSHIP AND TAKING
  • 00:15:54.250 --> 00:15:57.270
  • RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY OWN ACTIONS THAT IT STARTED TO
  • 00:15:58.000 --> 00:16:01.200
  • TRANSFORM MY LIFE OVER TIME.
  • 00:16:01.230 --> 00:16:03.250
  • IT HAD TO GERMINATE.
  • 00:16:03.280 --> 00:16:05.020
  • IT'S LIKE GALATIANS 6:7 REMINDS US "WHATSOEVER A
  • 00:16:05.050 --> 00:16:07.170
  • "MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP."
  • 00:16:07.200 --> 00:16:11.060
  • BUT HE HAS TO BE PATIENT.
  • 00:16:11.090 --> 00:16:12.080
  • VERSE 9 REMINDS US
  • 00:16:12.110 --> 00:16:13.230
  • "IN DUE SEASON, THE HARVEST COMES."
  • 00:16:13.260 --> 00:16:16.280
  • JOHN TAUGHT ME, THROUGH TIME, TO BE PATIENT.
  • 00:16:17.010 --> 00:16:19.190
  • HE TAUGHT ME TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.
  • 00:16:19.220 --> 00:16:21.090
  • NOT BLAME MY DAD BECAUSE HE WAS NOT AROUND OR MY
  • 00:16:21.120 --> 00:16:23.130
  • MOTHER BECAUSE SHE WAS WORKING 16 HOURS A DAY.
  • 00:16:23.160 --> 00:16:26.240
  • BUT TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY OWN LIFE.
  • 00:16:26.270 --> 00:16:29.250
  • WHEN HE STARTED TEACHING ME THIS LESSON IT WAS THE
  • 00:16:29.280 --> 00:16:31.280
  • YEAR AFTER I FAILED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL.
  • 00:16:32.010 --> 00:16:34.230
  • I THINK I MIGHT BE THE FIRST UNITED STATES
  • 00:16:34.260 --> 00:16:36.210
  • SENATOR TO EVER FAIL CIVICS
  • 00:16:36.240 --> 00:16:39.290
  • [laughter]
  • 00:16:40.020 --> 00:16:42.010
  • WHICH IS THE STUDY OF POLITICS.
  • 00:16:42.040 --> 00:16:43.240
  • [laughter]
  • 00:16:43.270 --> 00:16:45.090
  • I WILL SAY THAT AFTER FIVE YEARS IN THE
  • 00:16:45.120 --> 00:16:46.130
  • SENATE, I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT FAILED CIVICS.
  • 00:16:46.160 --> 00:16:50.250
  • [laughter]
  • 00:16:50.280 --> 00:16:52.070
  • I'LL JUST LEAVE IT THERE.
  • 00:16:52.100 --> 00:16:53.130
  • [applause]
  • 00:16:53.160 --> 00:16:57.100
  • SO THE POWER OF A MENTOR WHO CAME INTO
  • 00:16:57.130 --> 00:16:59.110
  • YOUR LIFE, AND TREY, YOU HAD A MENTOR IN
  • 00:16:59.140 --> 00:17:01.150
  • YOUR LIFE AS WELL.
  • 00:17:01.180 --> 00:17:02.260
  • THOUGH YOUR PARENTS WERE DIVORCED WHEN YOU WERE A
  • 00:17:02.290 --> 00:17:05.060
  • YOUNG MAN SO YOU WERE RAISED PRIMARILY BY YOUR
  • 00:17:05.090 --> 00:17:07.080
  • MOTHER, BUT YOUR PARENTS ARE STILL TOGETHER.
  • 00:17:07.110 --> 00:17:10.030
  • BUT ANOTHER GENTLEMAN CAME INTO YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:17:10.060 --> 00:17:13.080
  • MR. LITTLEJOHN, WHO INFLUENCED
  • 00:17:13.110 --> 00:17:15.060
  • YOU DRAMATICALLY.
  • 00:17:15.090 --> 00:17:16.080
  • TELL US ABOUT HIM, TREY.
  • 00:17:16.110 --> 00:17:17.160
  • YEAH. MY PARENTS
  • 00:17:17.190 --> 00:17:18.130
  • HAVE CELEBRATED THEIR 50TH WEDDING
  • 00:17:18.160 --> 00:17:20.030
  • ANNIVERSARY AND I HAVE THREE SISTERS
  • 00:17:20.060 --> 00:17:21.190
  • [applause]
  • 00:17:21.220 --> 00:17:24.250
  • SO WHOEVER SAYS GOD WON'T GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN
  • 00:17:24.280 --> 00:17:27.130
  • HANDLE DID NOT HAVE THREE SISTERS.
  • 00:17:27.160 --> 00:17:29.180
  • [laughter]
  • 00:17:29.210 --> 00:17:33.020
  • SO I HAD AN EIGHTH GRADE SUNDAY SCHOOL
  • 00:17:33.050 --> 00:17:35.090
  • TEACHER AND EVEN THOUGH MY PARENTS ARE WONDERFUL,
  • 00:17:35.120 --> 00:17:38.030
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU'RE IN THE EIGHTH GRADE YOU
  • 00:17:38.060 --> 00:17:40.200
  • LISTEN TO WHAT OTHER PEOPLE'S PARENTS' SAY
  • 00:17:40.230 --> 00:17:42.130
  • MORE THAN YOU DO YOUR OWN.
  • 00:17:42.160 --> 00:17:44.110
  • SO I WENT INTO A SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS.
  • 00:17:44.140 --> 00:17:45.260
  • HE OFFERED ME A SILVER DOLLAR FOR EVERY BIBLE
  • 00:17:45.290 --> 00:17:47.220
  • VERSE THAT I LEARNED AND "JESUS WEPT" COUNTED.
  • 00:17:47.250 --> 00:17:52.060
  • [laughter]
  • 00:17:52.090 --> 00:17:54.250
  • AND MOST OF THE BIBLE VERSES THAT I STILL
  • 00:17:54.280 --> 00:17:57.000
  • KNOW TODAY ARE BECAUSE MR. LITTLEJOHN INCENTED
  • 00:17:57.030 --> 00:18:00.100
  • ME TO LEARN THEM.
  • 00:18:00.130 --> 00:18:02.170
  • HE WAS A DEMOCRAT.
  • 00:18:02.200 --> 00:18:04.170
  • THE MOST RACIALLY PROGRESSIVE WHITE MAN
  • 00:18:04.200 --> 00:18:11.030
  • THAT I HAD EVER MET.
  • 00:18:11.060 --> 00:18:14.270
  • HE WANTED ME TO WORK IN A WAREHOUSE WHERE EVERY BOSS
  • 00:18:15.000 --> 00:18:20.040
  • I HAD WAS A MAN OF COLOR AND 99% OF MY COWORKERS
  • 00:18:20.070 --> 00:18:27.040
  • WERE YOUNG MEN MY AGE, BUT THEY DIDN'T GROW UP WITH A
  • 00:18:27.070 --> 00:18:32.230
  • DAD AS A DOCTOR AND THEY WEREN'T A MEMBER OF THE
  • 00:18:32.260 --> 00:18:35.270
  • COUNTRY CLUB AND THEY MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE THE MONEY
  • 00:18:36.000 --> 00:18:39.150
  • TO GO TO COLLEGE.
  • 00:18:39.180 --> 00:18:42.240
  • HE WANTED ME TO APPRECIATE HOW VERY, VERY GOOD MY
  • 00:18:42.270 --> 00:18:45.240
  • LIFE WAS AND HOW OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE BY THE
  • 00:18:45.270 --> 00:18:48.220
  • CIRCUMSTANCES SIMPLY OF THEIR BIRTH MAY NOT HAVE
  • 00:18:48.250 --> 00:18:52.020
  • HAD THOSE SAME OPPORTUNITIES.
  • 00:18:52.050 --> 00:18:54.100
  • HE WAS ECCENTRIC.
  • 00:18:54.130 --> 00:18:55.260
  • HE WAS IRREVERENT, BUT WHAT HE GAVE TO ME,
  • 00:18:55.290 --> 00:18:58.100
  • PASTOR, WAS THIS BELIEF THAT OUR GOD IS A GOD OF
  • 00:18:58.130 --> 00:19:02.230
  • UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD BECAUSE NO MATTER
  • 00:19:02.260 --> 00:19:05.160
  • WHAT I DID, AND I DID LOTS OF CRAZY THINGS, HE WOULD
  • 00:19:05.190 --> 00:19:10.150
  • ALWAYS SAY "I'VE HEARD WORSE, AND I LOVE YOU."
  • 00:19:10.180 --> 00:19:22.260
  • WHEN I GOT KICKED OUT OF A YOUTH CAMP IN NORTH
  • 00:19:22.290 --> 00:19:26.000
  • CAROLINA, I DON'T THINK
  • 00:19:26.030 --> 00:19:28.080
  • ANYBODY HAD EVER HEARD WORSE.
  • 00:19:28.110 --> 00:19:30.010
  • YOU CANNOT GET KICKED OUT OF A CHRISTIAN YOUTH CAMP.
  • 00:19:30.040 --> 00:19:33.000
  • [laughter]
  • 00:19:33.030 --> 00:19:35.000
  • BUT I DID. AND I
  • 00:19:35.030 --> 00:19:36.180
  • KNEW THAT MY FATHER WAS GOING TO KILL ME.
  • 00:19:36.210 --> 00:19:39.220
  • AND I MEAN THAT LITERALLY AND NOT FIGURATIVELY.
  • 00:19:39.250 --> 00:19:42.280
  • HE WAS GOING TO KILL ME.
  • 00:19:43.010 --> 00:19:44.140
  • BUT IT WAS NOT MY FATHER WAITING ON ME IN
  • 00:19:44.170 --> 00:19:47.240
  • THE PARKING LOT.
  • 00:19:47.270 --> 00:19:50.070
  • IT WAS DICK LITTLEJOHN BY THAT OLD STATION WAGON
  • 00:19:50.100 --> 00:19:56.150
  • WITH THE WOOD PANELS ON THE SIDE TO SAY, "I LOVE
  • 00:19:56.180 --> 00:20:00.230
  • "YOU, AND I'VE HEARD WORSE." AND MY VIEW OF GOD
  • 00:20:00.260 --> 00:20:06.090
  • COMES PRIMARILY FROM THAT OLD DEMOCRAT MAN THAT ONLY
  • 00:20:06.120 --> 00:20:13.010
  • VOTED FOR ONE REPUBLICAN IN HIS LIFE AND THAT WOULD
  • 00:20:13.040 --> 00:20:16.070
  • BE THE GUY ON STAGE.
  • 00:20:16.100 --> 00:20:17.160
  • [applause]
  • 00:20:17.190 --> 00:20:26.070
  • THE LORD COULD SAY THAT COULDN'T HE?
  • 00:20:26.100 --> 00:20:28.030
  • "I LOVE YOU AND I'VE SEEN WORSE." AND HE CAN
  • 00:20:28.060 --> 00:20:30.140
  • CHANGE US AS WELL.
  • 00:20:30.170 --> 00:20:31.290
  • WELL GENTLEMAN, THANK YOU FOR COMING.
  • 00:20:32.020 --> 00:20:34.020
  • IT'S BEEN SUCH A GREAT PRIVILEGE TO HAVE YOU
  • 00:20:34.050 --> 00:20:36.020
  • HERE, AND I WAS WONDERING TIM,
  • 00:20:36.050 --> 00:20:38.030
  • IF YOU WOULD PRAY FOR US.
  • 00:20:38.060 --> 00:20:39.230
  • YOU KNOW I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT ONE THING
  • 00:20:39.260 --> 00:20:41.100
  • AS TREY WAS TALKING.
  • 00:20:41.130 --> 00:20:42.270
  • JUST THE VALUE OF A MENTOR.
  • 00:20:43.000 --> 00:20:45.240
  • YOU KNOW MY MOM DIVORCED SEVEN TIMES AND I NEVER
  • 00:20:45.270 --> 00:20:48.180
  • HAD A DAD GROWING UP, SO I WAS A YOUNG 17-YEAR-OLD
  • 00:20:48.210 --> 00:20:52.140
  • KID MAKING ALL THE WRONG DECISIONS MAYBE LIKE YOU.
  • 00:20:52.170 --> 00:20:55.150
  • PROBABLY WORSE ACTUALLY.
  • 00:20:55.180 --> 00:20:57.250
  • BUT YOU KNOW I HEARD THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:20:57.280 --> 00:20:59.140
  • I CAME TO CHRIST.
  • 00:20:59.170 --> 00:21:00.240
  • AND I FOUND GODLY OLDER MEN TO HELP ME TO MENTOR
  • 00:21:00.270 --> 00:21:04.010
  • ME AND IT MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE TOO.
  • 00:21:04.040 --> 00:21:06.040
  • AND SO I JUST THINK FOR A LOT OF FOLKS LISTENING,
  • 00:21:06.070 --> 00:21:09.040
  • ITS LIKE DON'T JUST BE A MENTOR TO YOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:21:09.070 --> 00:21:12.060
  • BE A MENTOR TO SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE
  • 00:21:12.090 --> 00:21:13.260
  • MR. LITTLEJOHN TOOK TIME FOR TREY AND LOOK HOW GOD
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  • HAS PUT HIS HAND ON TREY.
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  • AND YOUR MENTOR, I FORGOT HIS NAME.
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  • I'M SORRY, TIM.
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  • JOHN MONIZ.
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  • YEAH, HE TOOK TIME FOR YOU
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  • AND HOW GOD HAS BLESSED YOU.
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  • SO LOOK FOR SOME YOUNG MAN, SOME YOUNG WOMAN
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  • MAYBE FROM A BROKEN HOME, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE ANY
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  • POSITIVE ROLE MODELS IN THEIR LIFE AND MENTOR THEM.
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  • I THINK EVERYONE OF US SHOULD EITHER BE BEING
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  • MENTORED WE SHOULD BE MENTORING OR IN SOMETIMES
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  • YOU CAN DO BOTH AT ONCE.
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  • ABSOLUTELY
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  • BUT IT'S SO IMPORTANT, BUT TIM, IF YOU
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  • WOULDN'T MIND JUST TO CLOSE IN PRAYER FOR ALL OF US.
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  • PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY AND FOR US AND THE CHURCH THAT
  • 00:21:47.200 --> 00:21:51.100
  • WE WOULD RISE OF THE CHALLENGE OF WHAT GOD HAS
  • 00:21:51.130 --> 00:21:52.250
  • CALLED US TO DO.
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  • PERFECT.
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  • I'LL JUST SAY, BEFORE I START PRAYING, PAUL,
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  • TIMOTHY, BARNABAS.
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  • YEAH.
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  • MENTOR, MENTEE. IT'S POWERFUL
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  • LET'S GO TO THE WORD AND TO THE LORD IN PRAYER.
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  • DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER,
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  • IT IS CHRIST JESUS NAME WE PRAY.
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  • GOD, THANK YOU FOR MEN AND WOMEN WHO WILL STAND IN
  • 00:22:11.280 --> 00:22:16.070
  • THE GAP FOR OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:22:16.100 --> 00:22:18.270
  • WE CALL THOSE MENTORS, BUT SOMETIMES THEY'RE JUST A
  • 00:22:19.000 --> 00:22:21.170
  • FRIEND OR A NEIGHBOR, BUT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US
  • 00:22:21.200 --> 00:22:24.240
  • HAVE BEEN GIVEN SOMETHING SPECIAL.
  • 00:22:24.270 --> 00:22:27.180
  • SOMETHING UNIQUE FROM GOD THAT WE SHOULD BE SHARING
  • 00:22:27.210 --> 00:22:31.090
  • WITH THIS WORLD.
  • 00:22:31.120 --> 00:22:33.070
  • LORD, I BELIEVE THAT YOUR WORD REMINDS US IN LUKE
  • 00:22:33.100 --> 00:22:35.250
  • 6:38 IF WE WILL GIVE IT WILL BE GIVEN UNTO US IN
  • 00:22:35.280 --> 00:22:39.230
  • GOOD MEASURE, PRESSED DOWN, SHAKEN TOGETHER, AND
  • 00:22:39.260 --> 00:22:42.180
  • RUNNING OVER WILL BE PUT BACK IN OUR BOSOM.
  • 00:22:42.210 --> 00:22:47.220
  • AND IF WE GIVE LOVE, IF WE GIVE APPRECIATION, IF WE
  • 00:22:47.250 --> 00:22:50.290
  • GIVE RESPECT, IF THE BODY OF CHRIST COMES TOGETHER
  • 00:22:51.020 --> 00:22:54.060
  • AND SHARES THE LOVE OF GOD IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT
  • 00:22:54.090 --> 00:22:57.090
  • ATTRACTS PEOPLE, NOT TO US BUT TO HIM, THIS NATION
  • 00:22:57.120 --> 00:23:02.130
  • WILL BE TRANSFORMED IN THE INSTANCE.
  • 00:23:02.160 --> 00:23:06.020
  • MAY WE HEAR ACCORDING TO MATTHEW 25:21, "WELL DONE,
  • 00:23:06.050 --> 00:23:12.070
  • "MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT."
  • 00:23:12.100 --> 00:23:15.170
  • IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.
  • 00:23:15.200 --> 00:23:18.200
  • AMEN. LET'S THANK THESE GENTLEMAN FOR COMING.
  • 00:23:18.230 --> 00:23:20.120
  • GOD BLESS YOU, GUYS.
  • 00:23:20.150 --> 00:23:21.180
  • [applause]
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • 00:23:33.170 --> 00:23:36.260
  • (Unidentified male) EVERYBODY AROUND ME JUST
  • 00:23:36.290 --> 00:23:38.260
  • TELLING ME CONGRATULATIONS ALREADY.
  • 00:23:38.290 --> 00:23:41.070
  • IT IS JUST OVERWHELMING.
  • 00:23:41.100 --> 00:23:42.210
  • THE WATER WAS PERFECT.
  • 00:23:42.240 --> 00:23:43.160
  • I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE COLD.
  • 00:23:43.190 --> 00:23:44.170
  • (Unidentified female) I FEEL AMAZING.
  • 00:23:44.200 --> 00:23:45.160
  • I MEAN I FEEL REJUVENATING, EXCITING.
  • 00:23:45.190 --> 00:23:49.020
  • JUST LIKE A DIFFERENT PERSON.
  • 00:23:49.050 --> 00:23:51.270
  • I REALLY DO.
  • 00:23:52.000 --> 00:23:52.250
  • (Unidentified male) IT IS INCREDIBLE.
  • 00:23:52.280 --> 00:23:53.290
  • I MEAN I PRAYED AHEAD OF TIME THAT FROM THIS MOMENT
  • 00:23:54.020 --> 00:23:55.200
  • FORWARD THAT I'D BE CHANGED.
  • 00:23:55.230 --> 00:23:57.110
  • THAT THE OLD WAYS WOULD BE LAID TO REST AND WHEN I
  • 00:23:57.140 --> 00:23:59.110
  • CAME OUT OF THE WATER THAT I'D
  • 00:23:59.140 --> 00:24:00.100
  • BE A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST.
  • 00:24:00.130 --> 00:24:01.200
  • (Unidentified female) IT IS LIKE A TRIANGLE.
  • 00:24:01.230 --> 00:24:02.280
  • LIKE GOD IS AT THE TOP AND WE ARE AT THE TWO CORNERS
  • 00:24:03.010 --> 00:24:05.220
  • AND JUST THE CLOSER WE ARE
  • 00:24:05.250 --> 00:24:07.160
  • TO HIM THE CLOSER WE GROW TOGETHER.
  • 00:24:07.190 --> 00:24:09.230
  • 00:24:09.260 --> 00:24:18.270
  • IT'S TRUE THAT IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED
  • 00:24:19.000 --> 00:24:21.020
  • THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.
  • 00:24:21.050 --> 00:24:22.210
  • BUT LET'S HONEST, OVER TIME THIS WORLD HAS
  • 00:24:22.240 --> 00:24:25.030
  • BEEN IN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL.
  • 00:24:25.060 --> 00:24:26.200
  • THIS WORLD, AMERICA IS IN NEED OF A CHANGE.
  • 00:24:26.230 --> 00:24:29.030
  • IN NEED OF HELP. IT IS IN NEED OF HOPE.
  • 00:24:29.060 --> 00:24:31.010
  • IT WON'T COME FROM A CAPED CRUSADER,
  • 00:24:31.040 --> 00:24:33.020
  • A SUPERHERO, OR A MASKED MAN.
  • 00:24:33.050 --> 00:24:35.040
  • BUT TRUE CHANGE WILL COME FROM
  • 00:24:35.070 --> 00:24:36.210
  • SOMEONE LIKE YOU AND ME.
  • 00:24:36.240 --> 00:24:38.020
  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE THAT SEES THE PROBLEMS
  • 00:24:38.050 --> 00:24:40.180
  • IN OUR CULTURE AND WANTS TO BRING SOLUTIONS.
  • 00:24:40.210 --> 00:24:43.100
  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE READY TO LIVE OUT THE
  • 00:24:43.130 --> 00:24:45.150
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE AND SHOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE
  • 00:24:45.180 --> 00:24:47.170
  • A FOLLOWER OF JESUS.
  • 00:24:47.200 --> 00:24:48.230
  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE WHO IS PREPARED TO BRING
  • 00:24:48.260 --> 00:24:50.190
  • THE GOSPEL WITHOUT SHAME TO THOSE
  • 00:24:50.220 --> 00:24:52.110
  • THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH.
  • 00:24:52.140 --> 00:24:53.220
  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE WHO WOULD PUT THEIR FAITH
  • 00:24:53.250 --> 00:24:55.190
  • INTO ACTION AND TAKE RISKS FOR GOD'S GLORY.
  • 00:24:55.220 --> 00:24:58.230
  • ARE YOU READY TO BE A WORLD CHANGER?
  • 00:24:58.260 --> 00:25:04.120
  • HEY EVERYONE. THANKS FOR WATCHING OUR PROGRAM TODAY.
  • 00:25:04.150 --> 00:25:07.140
  • LET ME JUST SAY TO YOU IF YOU HAVE NOT ASKED JESUS
  • 00:25:07.170 --> 00:25:10.090
  • CHRIST TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE TO BE YOUR PERSONAL
  • 00:25:10.120 --> 00:25:13.230
  • SAVIOR AND LORD YOU CAN DO IT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:25:13.260 --> 00:25:16.240
  • I WOULD CONSIDER IT A PRIVILEGE TO LEAD
  • 00:25:16.270 --> 00:25:17.250
  • YOU IN A PRAYER WHERE YOU WOULD BE ASKING
  • 00:25:17.280 --> 00:25:21.070
  • THE LORD TO FORGIVE YOU OF YOUR SINS
  • 00:25:21.100 --> 00:25:22.260
  • SO YOU COULD KNOW THAT WHEN YOU DIE
  • 00:25:22.290 --> 00:25:25.140
  • YOU WILL GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:25.170 --> 00:25:26.220
  • SO YOU CAN FIND THE MEANING AND PURPOSE OF LIFE THAT
  • 00:25:26.250 --> 00:25:29.140
  • YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR.
  • 00:25:29.170 --> 00:25:31.100
  • SO IF YOU WOULD PLEASE, IF YOU WANT CHRIST TO
  • 00:25:31.130 --> 00:25:33.140
  • COME INTO YOUR LIFE, IF YOU WANT YOUR SIN
  • 00:25:33.170 --> 00:25:35.190
  • FORGIVEN IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THAT WHEN
  • 00:25:35.220 --> 00:25:37.230
  • YOU DIE YOU WILL GO TO HEAVEN
  • 00:25:37.260 --> 00:25:39.150
  • PRAY THIS PRAYER AFTER ME.
  • 00:25:39.180 --> 00:25:41.150
  • YOU MIGHT EVEN PRAY IT OUT LOUD.
  • 00:25:41.180 --> 00:25:43.120
  • LET'S PRAY.
  • 00:25:43.150 --> 00:25:44.110
  • LORD JESUS, I KNOW THAT I AM A SINNER.
  • 00:25:44.140 --> 00:25:48.030
  • BUT YOU DIED ON THE CROSS FOR MY SIN AND SHED YOUR
  • 00:25:48.060 --> 00:25:51.250
  • BLOOD FOR ALL THE WRONGS I HAVE DONE.
  • 00:25:51.280 --> 00:25:54.230
  • I AM SORRY FOR MY SIN.
  • 00:25:54.260 --> 00:25:56.200
  • I TURN FROM IT NOW.
  • 00:25:56.230 --> 00:25:58.250
  • I ASK YOU TO COME INTO MY LIFE AND BE
  • 00:25:58.280 --> 00:26:01.150
  • MY SAVIOR AND MY LORD.
  • 00:26:01.180 --> 00:26:03.120
  • BE MY GOD AND BE MY FRIEND.
  • 00:26:03.150 --> 00:26:06.070
  • THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME AND
  • 00:26:06.100 --> 00:26:08.060
  • ACCEPTING ME AND FORGIVING ME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME I PRAY. AMEN.
  • 00:26:10.280 --> 00:26:13.210
  • LISTEN, IF YOU JUST PRAYED
  • 00:26:13.240 --> 00:26:15.070
  • THAT PRAYER AND MEANT IT I WANT
  • 00:26:15.100 --> 00:26:16.190
  • YOU TO KNOW ON THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE
  • 00:26:16.220 --> 00:26:18.170
  • THAT CHRIST HIMSELF HAS JUST COME TO TAKE
  • 00:26:18.200 --> 00:26:21.090
  • RESIDENCE IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:26:21.120 --> 00:26:23.110
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "THESE THINGS WE WRITE TO YOU
  • 00:26:23.140 --> 00:26:25.150
  • "THAT BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD, THAT
  • 00:26:25.180 --> 00:26:27.270
  • "YOU MAY KNOW THAT YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE."
  • 00:26:28.000 --> 00:26:30.190
  • YOU CAN KNOW IT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:26:30.220 --> 00:26:32.050
  • YOU HAVE GOD'S WORD ON IT.
  • 00:26:32.080 --> 00:26:33.220
  • YOU CAN TAKE THAT TO THE BANK.
  • 00:26:33.250 --> 00:26:36.050
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  • AGAIN GREGLAURIE.TV.
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  • I HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • AND THANKS FOR TUNING IN.
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