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Matt & Laurie Crouch hosts Hillsong Conference 2017 with Judah Smith and music from Hillsong Worship.

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  • Oh, we look to the Son.
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  • Set our eyes on our Savior.
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  • See the image of love.
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  • Sing his praises forever.
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  • Oh, we look to the Son.
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  • - Matt Crouch: The "Praise
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  • the Lord" program comes to you
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  • today from Barclays Center
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  • right here, Hillsong.
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  • The Son.
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  • - Jonathon Douglass: C'mon,
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  • church, praise God tonight.
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  • - Matt: We welcome you wherever
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  • you're watching.
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  • We're right here in Brooklyn,
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  • New York.
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  • Through the dead of night.
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  • - Judah Smith: And there is
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  • something in you and there's
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  • something in me that was wired
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  • and designed not for the road
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  • that's always traveled.
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  • - Laurie Crouch: So many
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  • good speakers.
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  • Judah Smith.
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  • Judah Smith's gonna be
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  • sitting right here with us.
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  • - Judah: No, I will not
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  • make God in my own image.
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  • I am made in his image.
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  • - Matt: If you wanna go deep
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  • into the grace message and
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  • the gospel of grace, stay tuned
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  • to this "Praise the Lord"
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  • program with Judah Smith.
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  • - Judah: And what's holding you
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  • back is an illusion
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  • called safety.
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  • I'm over safety.
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  • It's not real anyways.
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  • Only God is sure
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  • and only God is secure.
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  • Oh, we look to the Son.
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  • See the image of love.
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  • Sing his praises forever.
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  • [m
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  • [mus
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  • [music
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  • And creation,
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  • waking up to kingdom come.
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  • See the hope of heaven
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  • shining like the rising sun.
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  • Now forever lifted up
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  • from death to life.
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  • There's no fear in love
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  • and no darkness
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  • in his endless light.
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  • Jesus!
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  • Beyond the skies above,
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  • love reaching out for us.
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  • The Everlasting One,
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  • Jesus our God.
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  • - Jonathon: Everybody!
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  • Oh, we look to the Son.
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  • Set our eyes on our Savior.
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  • See the image of love.
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  • Sing his praises forever.
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  • Oh, we look to the Son.
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  • Oh, we look to the Son,
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  • yeah.
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  • Beyond the skies above,
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  • love reaching out for us.
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  • The Everlasting One,
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  • Jesus our God.
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  • - Jonathon: C'mon.
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  • Beyond the skies above,
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  • love reaching out for us.
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  • The Everlasting One,
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  • Jesus our God.
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  • Oh, we look to the Son.
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  • Oh, we look to the Son,
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  • hey, yeah.
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  • Oh, we look to the Son.
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  • Set our eyes on our Savior.
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  • See the image of love.
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  • Sing his praises forever.
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  • Oh, we look to the Son.
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  • Oh, we look to the Son.
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  • - Jonathon: C'mon,
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  • - Jonathon: C'mon,
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  • [m
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  • [mus
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  • [music
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  • - Judah: Thank you so much.
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  • You can be seated.
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  • I wanna share just a few
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  • thoughts with you around
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  • the idea of safety.
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  • Just this big idea of safety.
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  • a paramount topic these days.
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  • Like you, I was searched, I was
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  • carefully looked over before
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  • entering this facility.
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  • I'm grateful for that.
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  • our country for obvious reasons.
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  • And I wanna talk about safety in
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  • relationship to our mission and
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  • our journey with Jesus because
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  • I think you might be surprised
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  • in how those two are to relate.
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  • And so, I'm gonna title this
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  • talk, "Living Safe,"
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  • and it's just something that
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  • I've been thinking about.
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  • And you have to work with me
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  • because I'm gonna be working
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  • from one simple premise and
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  • I hope this is not insulting and
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  • I hope this is not beneath you
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  • intellectually and I hope this
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  • is not too negative, but here's
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  • the premise I am working from.
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  • Full disclosure right out
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  • the gate, safety,
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  • safety as western civilization
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  • defines it, I actually believe
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  • is an illusion.
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  • Okay, so don't--don't shoot
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  • the messenger, okay?
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  • I actually believe it is
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  • an illusion.
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  • And I think if we're not
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  • careful, that illusion or that
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  • sensation of safety that we have
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  • come to adore and admire and
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  • desire as people living in a
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  • western civilization, if we're
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  • not careful that desire for
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  • safety can actually enter into
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  • the dynamics of our relationship
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  • with God and actually cost us
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  • dearly in following him,
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  • knowing him, and living the life
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  • he's called us to.
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  • So, I'm gonna title this talk,
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  • "Living Safe," so turn to
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  • your neighbor and say, this is
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  • so--why would we say this?
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  • Turn to your neighbor and say,
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  • "You're not as safe as you think
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  • you are," you know, like,
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  • who does that?
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  • This is not--this
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  • isn't going well.
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  • Okay, John chapter 20
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  • and verse 19.
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  • I'm gonna read John chapter
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  • 20 and verse 19.
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  • Little context, background,
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  • okay, we're jumping in
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  • mid-story.
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  • Of course, Jesus has died on
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  • the cross, hung for 6 hours,
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  • suffocated in his own blood.
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  • He was buried
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  • in a rich man's tomb.
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  • He's been there for 3 days.
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  • He promised his 12 young men,
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  • these disciples that were always
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  • there, that I will rise again on
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  • the 3rd day, and sure enough,
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  • John chapter 20 records for us
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  • that, in fact, he does rise
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  • again and now he begins
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  • his appearance tour, okay?
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  • And there's a very strategic
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  • appearance tour.
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  • He's got scheduled appearances
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  • with strategic people who will
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  • carry on his mission empowered
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  • by his Spirit on the inside.
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  • So it's an important moments
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  • now in the final minutes
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  • and hours of Jesus' earthly
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  • physical presence.
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  • So, he appears to a woman at the
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  • tomb, but now we're jumping in.
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  • He's about to appear three times
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  • to his disciples.
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  • Now, again, these are strategic.
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  • These are very important.
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  • These are imperative to the
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  • mission, the global mission,
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  • that you and I find ourselves as
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  • a part of, because now Jesus has
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  • to say, "Ta-da!
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  • Remember, I did it.
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  • Hello?
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  • Okay, now go, go, go, go because
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  • I'm here and now, here, here's
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  • my Spirit and so go take this
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  • story to the world."
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  • So these appearances
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  • are not accidents.
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  • They're very strategic.
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  • But I want us to look at
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  • the circumstances surrounding
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  • the appearance tour, okay?
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  • John chapter 20, verse 19: "On
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  • the evening of that day, the
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  • first day of the week, the doors
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  • being locked where the disciples
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  • were for fear of the Jews, Jesus
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  • came and stood among them and
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  • said to them,
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  • 'Peace be with you.'
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  • When he had said this, he
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  • showed them his hands and his
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  • side.
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  • And the disciples were glad when
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  • they saw the Lord."
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  • And this is really bad
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  • translation of the Greek word.
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  • "Glad" carries no--like, if I
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  • asked you, you just recently got
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  • married, "How's marriage?"
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  • You were, like, "I'm so glad.
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  • It's great."
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  • Okay, that's--there's no gusto.
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  • There it is again.
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  • There's no gusto to "glad."
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  • Glad is a flat word.
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  • Doesn't work in our western
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  • culture anymore.
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  • Say--so this word "glad" would
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  • be better translated "exuberant,
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  • gawking, gasping, beside
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  • themselves," okay?
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  • They are, like, "Ohhh!"
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  • I'm trying.
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  • Some of you, notify your face
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  • that you're enjoying this, okay?
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  • All right, so he says, "And they
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  • were glad.
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  • Jesus said to them, 'Peace be
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  • with you.
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  • As the Father has sent me, even
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  • so I am sending you.'
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  • And when
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  • he had said this, he breathed on
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  • them and said to them, 'Receive
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  • my Spirit, the Holy Spirit.
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  • Now, if you forgive the sins of
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  • any, they're forgiven them; if
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  • you withhold forgiveness from
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  • any, it is withheld.'"
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  • This--he's not telling the
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  • disciples they now have the
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  • power to forgive or not to
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  • forgive.
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  • What he's saying is, "I want you
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  • to go and preach a message of
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  • forgiveness.
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  • Tell my story of forgiveness,"
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  • and by the way, if sins aren't
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  • forgiven, what happens to them?
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  • Nothing happens to them and
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  • judgment happens.
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  • So he says, "Go tell my story of
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  • forgiveness.
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  • I am sending you to tell a story
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  • of forgiveness."
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  • "Now Thomas was not with 'em
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  • so the other disciples said,
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  • 'We have seen the Lord,
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  • Thomas.'
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  • And he says,
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  • 'Well, unless I see his hands
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  • and the mark of nails, and to
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  • place a finger in the mark of
  • 00:09:42.200 --> 00:09:43.170
  • the nails, and place my hand in
  • 00:09:43.170 --> 00:09:44.090
  • his side, I will never
  • 00:09:44.090 --> 00:09:45.100
  • believe.'"
  • 00:09:45.100 --> 00:09:46.240
  • Well, here you go, Thomas.
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  • "Eight days later, his disciples
  • 00:09:48.100 --> 00:09:49.270
  • were inside again, and Thomas
  • 00:09:49.270 --> 00:09:51.030
  • was with them.
  • 00:09:51.030 --> 00:09:51.220
  • And although the doors were
  • 00:09:51.220 --> 00:09:52.150
  • locked, Jesus came and stood
  • 00:09:52.150 --> 00:09:53.150
  • among them, 'Peace be with
  • 00:09:53.150 --> 00:09:54.080
  • you.'"
  • 00:09:54.080 --> 00:09:55.080
  • And he said,
  • 00:09:55.080 --> 00:09:56.090
  • "Hey, Thomas."
  • 00:09:56.090 --> 00:09:58.280
  • He says, "Come on over, buddy."
  • 00:09:58.280 --> 00:10:01.030
  • How horrible was this scene?
  • 00:10:01.030 --> 00:10:03.120
  • He's, like, "Here I am, Thomas."
  • 00:10:03.120 --> 00:10:04.180
  • And Thomas is, like,
  • 00:10:04.180 --> 00:10:05.120
  • "Oh, shoot."
  • 00:10:05.130 --> 00:10:08.130
  • It gets worse, though.
  • 00:10:08.130 --> 00:10:09.100
  • Jesus is, like, "C'mon,
  • 00:10:09.100 --> 00:10:10.020
  • put your hands in there."
  • 00:10:10.020 --> 00:10:11.150
  • I think Thomas
  • 00:10:11.150 --> 00:10:12.030
  • is, like, "Ah, that's not
  • 00:10:12.030 --> 00:10:12.270
  • necessary, just to be honest.
  • 00:10:12.270 --> 00:10:14.140
  • I think--I think we're good.
  • 00:10:14.140 --> 00:10:16.290
  • You guys good?
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  • I'm good.
  • 00:10:17.250 --> 00:10:18.240
  • I think it's you, yeah.
  • 00:10:18.240 --> 00:10:20.030
  • Yeah, look at that side, wow.
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  • Agh, love you."
  • 00:10:21.160 --> 00:10:22.220
  • "No, no.
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  • No, no, c'mon, Thomas."
  • 00:10:23.180 --> 00:10:24.150
  • "Okay."
  • 00:10:24.150 --> 00:10:26.060
  • Can you imagine Thomas is, like,
  • 00:10:26.060 --> 00:10:27.130
  • "Yeah, okay, thanks."
  • 00:10:27.230 --> 00:10:30.230
  • "No, no, side too."
  • 00:10:30.230 --> 00:10:31.170
  • "Really?
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  • Okay, yeah."
  • 00:10:32.200 --> 00:10:33.280
  • Oh, man, must have been crazy.
  • 00:10:34.130 --> 00:10:37.130
  • So Thomas says,
  • 00:10:37.130 --> 00:10:38.220
  • "My Lord, my God!"
  • 00:10:38.220 --> 00:10:39.240
  • Then Jesus talks about you
  • 00:10:39.240 --> 00:10:41.150
  • and me.
  • 00:10:41.150 --> 00:10:42.050
  • He says, "Have you believed
  • 00:10:42.050 --> 00:10:42.260
  • because you've seen me, Thomas?
  • 00:10:42.260 --> 00:10:44.220
  • Blessed are those who have not
  • 00:10:44.220 --> 00:10:46.030
  • seen, yet have believed."
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  • That's you and me.
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  • We're gonna leapfrog now
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  • to chapter 21.
  • 00:10:51.060 --> 00:10:52.140
  • It says, "Now, after this Jesus
  • 00:10:52.140 --> 00:10:53.060
  • revealed himself again to the
  • 00:10:53.060 --> 00:10:54.060
  • disciples by the Sea of
  • 00:10:54.060 --> 00:10:55.030
  • Tiberias, and he revealed
  • 00:10:55.030 --> 00:10:56.070
  • himself in this way.
  • 00:10:56.070 --> 00:10:57.090
  • Simon Peter, Thomas (called the
  • 00:10:57.090 --> 00:10:58.180
  • Twin), Nathanael of Cana in
  • 00:10:58.180 --> 00:10:59.180
  • Galilee, the sons of Zebedee,
  • 00:10:59.180 --> 00:11:00.270
  • and the two other disciples were
  • 00:11:00.270 --> 00:11:01.240
  • together," so about seven
  • 00:11:01.240 --> 00:11:02.260
  • disciples, "and Simon Peter said
  • 00:11:02.260 --> 00:11:04.120
  • to them, 'I am going fishing.'
  • 00:11:04.120 --> 00:11:06.020
  • They said, 'We're gonna go
  • 00:11:06.020 --> 00:11:06.210
  • with you.'
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  • So they went out, got in
  • 00:11:07.110 --> 00:11:08.000
  • the boat, and they fished all
  • 00:11:08.000 --> 00:11:09.190
  • night and caught nothing.
  • 00:11:09.190 --> 00:11:10.260
  • Just as day was breaking, Jesus
  • 00:11:10.260 --> 00:11:11.200
  • stood on the shore; yet the
  • 00:11:11.200 --> 00:11:12.140
  • disciples did not know it was
  • 00:11:12.140 --> 00:11:13.080
  • him.
  • 00:11:13.080 --> 00:11:13.270
  • And he said, 'Children, do you
  • 00:11:13.270 --> 00:11:15.080
  • have any fish?'
  • 00:11:15.080 --> 00:11:16.030
  • They said, 'No.'
  • 00:11:16.030 --> 00:11:16.280
  • He said, 'Cast
  • 00:11:16.280 --> 00:11:18.030
  • the net on the right side of the
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  • boat, and you'll find some.'"
  • 00:11:19.190 --> 00:11:20.270
  • Now, what I love about Jesus is
  • 00:11:20.270 --> 00:11:21.210
  • this is an identical scene to
  • 00:11:21.210 --> 00:11:23.180
  • what he's already done for them
  • 00:11:23.180 --> 00:11:24.270
  • but what I love about God is if
  • 00:11:24.270 --> 00:11:26.050
  • you didn't get it the first
  • 00:11:26.050 --> 00:11:27.020
  • time, he'll do it another time.
  • 00:11:27.020 --> 00:11:28.250
  • That's what's so awesome about
  • 00:11:28.250 --> 00:11:29.260
  • God.
  • 00:11:29.260 --> 00:11:30.150
  • Like, I would be, like, "You
  • 00:11:30.150 --> 00:11:31.080
  • should have got it the first
  • 00:11:31.080 --> 00:11:32.070
  • time, player.á"
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  • Jesus is, like,
  • 00:11:34.230 --> 00:11:35.110
  • "You didn't get it?
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  • Okay, let's do it again.
  • 00:11:36.030 --> 00:11:36.290
  • Here we go.
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  • Cast your net on
  • 00:11:37.190 --> 00:11:38.050
  • the other side."
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  • "Wait, I've heard that
  • 00:11:38.220 --> 00:11:39.090
  • somewhere."
  • 00:11:39.090 --> 00:11:39.250
  • "Exactly, here we go," okay?
  • 00:11:39.250 --> 00:11:41.030
  • So they catch 153 fish, it's
  • 00:11:41.210 --> 00:11:44.210
  • amazing.
  • 00:11:44.210 --> 00:11:46.000
  • Jesus says--I love this part.
  • 00:11:46.000 --> 00:11:48.050
  • It says that they came to the
  • 00:11:48.050 --> 00:11:49.110
  • shore and Jesus already was
  • 00:11:49.110 --> 00:11:52.020
  • cooking breakfast.
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  • He's--first time and only time
  • 00:11:53.130 --> 00:11:54.240
  • he's a chef.
  • 00:11:54.240 --> 00:11:55.240
  • And I love this 'cause he's
  • 00:11:55.240 --> 00:11:56.240
  • already got fish and bread
  • 00:11:56.240 --> 00:11:58.000
  • cooking and he says, "Bring me
  • 00:11:58.000 --> 00:11:59.000
  • some of what you caught," which
  • 00:11:59.000 --> 00:12:00.130
  • is so indicative of God.
  • 00:12:00.130 --> 00:12:01.240
  • Like, he doesn't need anything
  • 00:12:01.240 --> 00:12:03.160
  • from you but he just wants it.
  • 00:12:03.160 --> 00:12:04.260
  • Like, he already has fish, but
  • 00:12:04.260 --> 00:12:06.000
  • if you got some, he's, like,
  • 00:12:06.000 --> 00:12:07.010
  • "Oh, I'm gonna include you in my
  • 00:12:07.010 --> 00:12:07.290
  • story, you're so cute.
  • 00:12:07.290 --> 00:12:08.280
  • Give me some, okay?
  • 00:12:08.280 --> 00:12:09.240
  • Yeah, yeah, I don't need
  • 00:12:09.240 --> 00:12:10.290
  • anything but c'mon, yeah, bring
  • 00:12:10.290 --> 00:12:11.240
  • it in here.
  • 00:12:11.240 --> 00:12:12.140
  • Well, okay.
  • 00:12:12.140 --> 00:12:13.170
  • Not nearly as good as my fish,
  • 00:12:13.170 --> 00:12:15.000
  • but that's cool.
  • 00:12:15.000 --> 00:12:15.210
  • I love you, you're cute."
  • 00:12:15.210 --> 00:12:17.060
  • I love that about God.
  • 00:12:17.060 --> 00:12:18.060
  • He just includes us in his
  • 00:12:18.060 --> 00:12:18.280
  • story.
  • 00:12:18.280 --> 00:12:19.160
  • Not out of necessity or need but
  • 00:12:19.160 --> 00:12:20.240
  • out of desire and want.
  • 00:12:20.240 --> 00:12:22.290
  • He says, "Bring me some fish,"
  • 00:12:22.290 --> 00:12:24.130
  • and so they do and I love this
  • 00:12:24.130 --> 00:12:26.140
  • part.
  • 00:12:26.140 --> 00:12:27.050
  • And it says, verse 12: "Jesus
  • 00:12:27.050 --> 00:12:28.250
  • said to them, 'Come and have
  • 00:12:28.250 --> 00:12:29.240
  • breakfast.'
  • 00:12:29.240 --> 00:12:30.170
  • Now none of the
  • 00:12:30.170 --> 00:12:31.040
  • disciples dared asked him,
  • 00:12:31.040 --> 00:12:32.060
  • 'Who you are.'
  • 00:12:32.060 --> 00:12:33.170
  • They knew it was the Lord."
  • 00:12:33.170 --> 00:12:34.160
  • So it was a silent breakfast.
  • 00:12:34.160 --> 00:12:36.150
  • How awkward was this?
  • 00:12:36.150 --> 00:12:37.260
  • They're, like, "Hmm, hmm, hmm."
  • 00:12:39.140 --> 00:12:42.140
  • Everyone just like, "It's him.
  • 00:12:42.140 --> 00:12:44.110
  • We know it's him but I totally
  • 00:12:44.110 --> 00:12:45.250
  • know but I do kind of wonder,
  • 00:12:45.250 --> 00:12:47.190
  • but I think it's--oh my gosh,
  • 00:12:47.190 --> 00:12:49.090
  • he's cooking us breakfast."
  • 00:12:49.090 --> 00:12:50.270
  • And they just ate in awkward
  • 00:12:50.270 --> 00:12:53.120
  • awe.
  • 00:12:53.120 --> 00:12:54.150
  • Amazing, okay.
  • 00:12:54.150 --> 00:12:56.010
  • So that's what we're gonna do
  • 00:12:56.010 --> 00:12:58.270
  • our best to unpack in the next
  • 00:12:58.270 --> 00:13:00.180
  • 26 minutes.
  • 00:13:00.180 --> 00:13:02.000
  • So I've been married for 16
  • 00:13:02.000 --> 00:13:04.020
  • years.
  • 00:13:04.020 --> 00:13:05.250
  • My wife is sitting right over
  • 00:13:05.250 --> 00:13:07.120
  • here.
  • 00:13:07.120 --> 00:13:08.100
  • We're working on year 17.
  • 00:13:08.100 --> 00:13:09.220
  • There she is, the love of my
  • 00:13:09.220 --> 00:13:10.150
  • life.
  • 00:13:10.150 --> 00:13:11.120
  • Been married for 16 years and we
  • 00:13:11.120 --> 00:13:13.170
  • set up some rules in our family.
  • 00:13:13.170 --> 00:13:15.230
  • I don't know if you have rules
  • 00:13:15.230 --> 00:13:16.260
  • and I kinda hesitate to tell you
  • 00:13:16.260 --> 00:13:18.170
  • some of our rules of engagement
  • 00:13:18.170 --> 00:13:20.120
  • in our marriage but, like, one
  • 00:13:20.120 --> 00:13:21.290
  • of 'em and I hope you don't
  • 00:13:21.290 --> 00:13:22.290
  • judge me for this, is you can't
  • 00:13:22.290 --> 00:13:24.090
  • actually cuss for real when
  • 00:13:24.090 --> 00:13:25.260
  • you're mad.
  • 00:13:25.260 --> 00:13:26.190
  • Like, there's no cussing
  • 00:13:26.190 --> 00:13:27.080
  • allowed.
  • 00:13:27.080 --> 00:13:27.290
  • Some of you right now are
  • 00:13:27.290 --> 00:13:28.200
  • deducing, like, wait, so you do
  • 00:13:28.200 --> 00:13:29.140
  • cuss for fun?
  • 00:13:29.140 --> 00:13:31.000
  • C'mon, I didn't say that.
  • 00:13:31.000 --> 00:13:32.240
  • But anyways, no cussing when
  • 00:13:32.240 --> 00:13:34.280
  • you're mad, right?
  • 00:13:34.280 --> 00:13:36.030
  • You can't use the "D" word,
  • 00:13:36.030 --> 00:13:37.130
  • "divorce," right?
  • 00:13:37.130 --> 00:13:38.150
  • You can't, not even use--no,
  • 00:13:38.150 --> 00:13:39.170
  • it's never okay.
  • 00:13:39.170 --> 00:13:40.200
  • Rules of engagement.
  • 00:13:40.200 --> 00:13:42.000
  • Now, one of the rules is
  • 00:13:42.000 --> 00:13:42.230
  • financially related.
  • 00:13:42.230 --> 00:13:44.190
  • And this rule is you can only
  • 00:13:44.190 --> 00:13:46.080
  • spend up to a certain particular
  • 00:13:46.080 --> 00:13:48.180
  • amount unless you engage your
  • 00:13:48.180 --> 00:13:51.180
  • spouse and confirm that this
  • 00:13:51.280 --> 00:13:54.280
  • purchase is okay.
  • 00:13:54.280 --> 00:13:56.040
  • But recently, I don't know,
  • 00:13:56.040 --> 00:13:57.140
  • midlife crisis, I thought to
  • 00:13:57.140 --> 00:13:58.220
  • myself, "I'm a grown man.
  • 00:14:01.180 --> 00:14:04.180
  • I'm a grown man with a great
  • 00:14:06.100 --> 00:14:09.100
  • body," and I'm thinking to
  • 00:14:09.100 --> 00:14:11.200
  • myself, like, I didn't--it's
  • 00:14:11.200 --> 00:14:13.110
  • weird.
  • 00:14:13.110 --> 00:14:14.040
  • Who says that?
  • 00:14:14.040 --> 00:14:14.250
  • So--but I was, like, "I'm a
  • 00:14:15.180 --> 00:14:18.180
  • grown man."
  • 00:14:18.180 --> 00:14:19.140
  • And I'm thinking to
  • 00:14:19.140 --> 00:14:21.050
  • myself, "You know, I wanna buy
  • 00:14:21.050 --> 00:14:21.290
  • myself a little something.
  • 00:14:21.290 --> 00:14:24.040
  • A little toy, you know?
  • 00:14:24.040 --> 00:14:26.170
  • So I'm gonna, I'm gonna just
  • 00:14:26.170 --> 00:14:27.140
  • gonna--I'm gonna buy it."
  • 00:14:27.140 --> 00:14:28.090
  • It was Memorial Day weekend.
  • 00:14:28.090 --> 00:14:29.140
  • I go online.
  • 00:14:29.140 --> 00:14:30.030
  • There's a great sale and I'm
  • 00:14:30.030 --> 00:14:31.120
  • thinking, "I'm gonna buy this
  • 00:14:31.120 --> 00:14:33.290
  • thing.
  • 00:14:33.290 --> 00:14:35.010
  • I'm gonna do it.
  • 00:14:35.010 --> 00:14:36.040
  • And you know what?
  • 00:14:36.040 --> 00:14:36.250
  • I'm not even gonna check with
  • 00:14:36.250 --> 00:14:37.160
  • her because I'm the head of the
  • 00:14:37.160 --> 00:14:39.040
  • home.
  • 00:14:39.040 --> 00:14:39.260
  • That's Scripture," yeah, that's
  • 00:14:42.050 --> 00:14:45.050
  • right.
  • 00:14:45.050 --> 00:14:46.270
  • And all the men do not say,
  • 00:14:46.270 --> 00:14:49.020
  • "Amen," dear God, not if you're
  • 00:14:49.020 --> 00:14:50.040
  • married.
  • 00:14:50.040 --> 00:14:52.170
  • Good Lord.
  • 00:14:52.170 --> 00:14:53.250
  • So I'm a grown man so I go
  • 00:14:53.250 --> 00:14:56.070
  • online and I push "Pay."
  • 00:14:57.220 --> 00:15:00.240
  • And they sent me an e-mail and
  • 00:15:00.240 --> 00:15:02.040
  • they said, "Look, if you send us
  • 00:15:02.040 --> 00:15:03.170
  • a check today, we'll give you
  • 00:15:03.170 --> 00:15:06.080
  • a 1-year warranty, 1-year
  • 00:15:06.080 --> 00:15:08.230
  • warranty," because what I was
  • 00:15:08.230 --> 00:15:09.280
  • buying was an ATV.
  • 00:15:09.280 --> 00:15:11.220
  • Have you ever heard of an ATV?
  • 00:15:11.220 --> 00:15:12.220
  • It's an all-terrain vehicle.
  • 00:15:12.220 --> 00:15:15.030
  • I know I don't look like an
  • 00:15:15.030 --> 00:15:15.230
  • outdoorsman because I'm not.
  • 00:15:15.230 --> 00:15:17.190
  • But I was, like, "I want an ATV.
  • 00:15:17.250 --> 00:15:20.250
  • I'm gonna drive my kids around."
  • 00:15:20.250 --> 00:15:22.150
  • It's like a golf cart
  • 00:15:23.050 --> 00:15:26.050
  • on steroids, right?
  • 00:15:26.050 --> 00:15:27.150
  • So I bought this ATV,
  • 00:15:27.150 --> 00:15:29.250
  • right here, on the screen.
  • 00:15:29.250 --> 00:15:31.260
  • And look at the license plate,
  • 00:15:31.260 --> 00:15:34.020
  • holler at your boy, you see it?
  • 00:15:34.020 --> 00:15:36.130
  • "Blessed."
  • 00:15:36.130 --> 00:15:37.290
  • Everybody say, "Blessed," okay?
  • 00:15:37.290 --> 00:15:39.230
  • So, you know what it is.
  • 00:15:39.230 --> 00:15:41.140
  • So, 4 days after I purchased it,
  • 00:15:44.280 --> 00:15:47.280
  • my conscience started working
  • 00:15:47.280 --> 00:15:49.290
  • overtime and now I was, like,
  • 00:15:49.290 --> 00:15:52.010
  • "Oh, man, shoot.
  • 00:15:52.010 --> 00:15:53.010
  • What have I done?
  • 00:15:53.010 --> 00:15:54.240
  • Like, we had an agreement.
  • 00:15:54.240 --> 00:15:55.280
  • I love this lady.
  • 00:15:55.280 --> 00:15:56.260
  • She's gonna kill me."
  • 00:15:56.260 --> 00:15:58.070
  • And so, we had friends over to
  • 00:15:58.070 --> 00:15:59.090
  • the house and I thought, "This
  • 00:15:59.090 --> 00:16:00.140
  • is a perfect time to tell her,
  • 00:16:00.140 --> 00:16:01.130
  • when the friends are here."
  • 00:16:01.130 --> 00:16:04.100
  • This is real life,
  • 00:16:04.100 --> 00:16:05.090
  • ladies and gentlemen.
  • 00:16:05.090 --> 00:16:06.120
  • And so I was, like, "Babe,
  • 00:16:06.120 --> 00:16:07.080
  • I bought something."
  • 00:16:07.080 --> 00:16:08.150
  • And she was, like, "Okay, cool.
  • 00:16:08.150 --> 00:16:11.130
  • You have freedom to purchase
  • 00:16:11.200 --> 00:16:14.200
  • within limits."
  • 00:16:14.200 --> 00:16:17.160
  • I stand before
  • 00:16:17.160 --> 00:16:18.090
  • you as a 37-year-old man.
  • 00:16:18.090 --> 00:16:19.150
  • I have no idea what I make
  • 00:16:19.150 --> 00:16:20.220
  • annually.
  • 00:16:20.220 --> 00:16:21.210
  • I have no idea,
  • 00:16:21.210 --> 00:16:23.110
  • the money that I make.
  • 00:16:23.110 --> 00:16:24.020
  • She keeps it all a secret.
  • 00:16:24.020 --> 00:16:25.110
  • She likes it that way.
  • 00:16:25.110 --> 00:16:27.270
  • Know what I make, right?
  • 00:16:27.270 --> 00:16:30.140
  • I said, "I bought something,"
  • 00:16:30.140 --> 00:16:31.200
  • and I'm trying to, like, be cool
  • 00:16:31.200 --> 00:16:32.290
  • with it.
  • 00:16:32.290 --> 00:16:33.150
  • I'm, like, "I bought something.
  • 00:16:33.150 --> 00:16:34.160
  • It is what it is.
  • 00:16:34.160 --> 00:16:36.200
  • I'm a man."
  • 00:16:36.200 --> 00:16:38.000
  • She said, "What did
  • 00:16:38.000 --> 00:16:38.250
  • you buy, sweetie?"
  • 00:16:38.250 --> 00:16:40.130
  • I said, "Well, it's a little bit
  • 00:16:40.180 --> 00:16:43.180
  • more money than I usually spend
  • 00:16:44.010 --> 00:16:47.010
  • but I felt it was okay.
  • 00:16:47.010 --> 00:16:49.130
  • I felt good about it."
  • 00:16:49.130 --> 00:16:51.090
  • I said,
  • 00:16:51.090 --> 00:16:52.240
  • "I bought one of those ATVs."
  • 00:16:52.240 --> 00:16:54.280
  • She said, "Excuse me?"
  • 00:16:54.280 --> 00:16:57.190
  • I said, "You heard me."
  • 00:17:00.040 --> 00:17:03.040
  • Our friends are looking at us,
  • 00:17:03.040 --> 00:17:03.250
  • like, "Why are you doing--"
  • 00:17:03.250 --> 00:17:05.020
  • 'cause I already told them.
  • 00:17:05.020 --> 00:17:06.050
  • You know, this is--this
  • 00:17:06.050 --> 00:17:06.290
  • is straight dysfunction.
  • 00:17:06.290 --> 00:17:08.080
  • I already told them.
  • 00:17:08.080 --> 00:17:09.210
  • They're, like, "Why are you..."
  • 00:17:09.210 --> 00:17:10.220
  • She said, "That's fine.
  • 00:17:18.010 --> 00:17:21.010
  • I'm calling the credit card
  • 00:17:21.010 --> 00:17:22.020
  • company this morning and I'm
  • 00:17:22.020 --> 00:17:24.060
  • She goes, "I don't even
  • 00:17:26.220 --> 00:17:27.190
  • wanna talk to you."
  • 00:17:27.190 --> 00:17:30.120
  • So I'm panicking a little bit
  • 00:17:30.120 --> 00:17:32.270
  • and I was, like,
  • 00:17:32.270 --> 00:17:33.140
  • "Well, guess what?
  • 00:17:33.140 --> 00:17:35.020
  • I paid with check in the mail."
  • 00:17:36.240 --> 00:17:39.240
  • And she said, "You're an idiot
  • 00:17:39.240 --> 00:17:41.140
  • and I hope it's a scam."
  • 00:17:41.140 --> 00:17:43.250
  • I'm, like, "Where is Jesus?
  • 00:17:43.250 --> 00:17:45.280
  • Where's forgiveness, Chel?"
  • 00:17:48.030 --> 00:17:51.030
  • I thought she crossed the line,
  • 00:17:51.030 --> 00:17:53.070
  • you know?
  • 00:17:54.040 --> 00:17:57.040
  • So the ATV comes.
  • 00:17:57.040 --> 00:17:58.280
  • The truth is Chelsea won't even
  • 00:17:58.280 --> 00:18:01.000
  • look at it in the garage, okay?
  • 00:18:01.000 --> 00:18:02.110
  • It actually came, it wasn't
  • 00:18:02.110 --> 00:18:03.090
  • a scam, and I got a great
  • 00:18:03.090 --> 00:18:04.110
  • deal, saved thousands.
  • 00:18:04.110 --> 00:18:05.170
  • It's not that expensive.
  • 00:18:05.170 --> 00:18:07.050
  • But she won't look at it.
  • 00:18:07.050 --> 00:18:09.080
  • To this day,
  • 00:18:09.080 --> 00:18:10.030
  • she will not look at it, okay?
  • 00:18:10.030 --> 00:18:11.170
  • But I get this ATV and I don't
  • 00:18:11.170 --> 00:18:12.210
  • know, like, and she finally
  • 00:18:12.210 --> 00:18:13.280
  • forgives me and we work
  • 00:18:13.280 --> 00:18:15.000
  • it out and we made up,
  • 00:18:15.000 --> 00:18:16.120
  • if you know what I mean.
  • 00:18:16.120 --> 00:18:17.200
  • And so, come on, calm down.
  • 00:18:18.240 --> 00:18:21.240
  • So we--so I get the ATV
  • 00:18:24.280 --> 00:18:27.280
  • and I'm so excited, right?
  • 00:18:27.280 --> 00:18:29.080
  • First of all, it won't start.
  • 00:18:29.080 --> 00:18:30.100
  • I realize, you've
  • 00:18:30.100 --> 00:18:31.120
  • gotta put gas in it.
  • 00:18:31.120 --> 00:18:32.120
  • So I put gas in it and then
  • 00:18:32.120 --> 00:18:35.110
  • I can't, like, it just doesn't--
  • 00:18:35.110 --> 00:18:37.180
  • it doesn't drive right.
  • 00:18:37.180 --> 00:18:39.060
  • So in this particular photo, I
  • 00:18:39.060 --> 00:18:42.030
  • have three staff pastors from
  • 00:18:42.030 --> 00:18:44.110
  • our church who are looking
  • 00:18:44.110 --> 00:18:46.090
  • through this because I told 'em,
  • 00:18:46.090 --> 00:18:48.000
  • "Guys," and Chelsea's thrilled
  • 00:18:48.000 --> 00:18:50.030
  • that it's broken.
  • 00:18:50.030 --> 00:18:51.240
  • She's, like,
  • 00:18:51.240 --> 00:18:52.120
  • "You bought a lemon.
  • 00:18:52.120 --> 00:18:53.100
  • Serves you right.
  • 00:18:53.100 --> 00:18:54.090
  • The Lord's trying
  • 00:18:54.090 --> 00:18:54.290
  • to teach you a lesson."
  • 00:18:54.290 --> 00:18:57.200
  • I said, "It's broken, guys.
  • 00:18:57.200 --> 00:18:59.000
  • That's why it didn't work."
  • 00:18:59.000 --> 00:18:59.290
  • And they said,
  • 00:18:59.290 --> 00:19:01.170
  • "Can we ask you a question?"
  • 00:19:01.170 --> 00:19:02.200
  • I said, "Yeah." They said,
  • 00:19:02.200 --> 00:19:03.180
  • "Where do you drive this thing?"
  • 00:19:03.180 --> 00:19:05.080
  • I said, "What do you--what do
  • 00:19:05.080 --> 00:19:05.290
  • you mean, where do I drive?
  • 00:19:05.290 --> 00:19:06.230
  • I drive it on the road.
  • 00:19:06.230 --> 00:19:08.030
  • I'm a modern man.
  • 00:19:08.030 --> 00:19:09.190
  • What are you talking about, huh?
  • 00:19:09.190 --> 00:19:10.120
  • I drove on the road."
  • 00:19:10.120 --> 00:19:11.250
  • They're like, "Judah, this--you
  • 00:19:11.250 --> 00:19:13.160
  • bought a ATV to drive around
  • 00:19:14.160 --> 00:19:17.160
  • your neighborhood?"
  • 00:19:18.120 --> 00:19:21.120
  • I was, like, "Yeah.
  • 00:19:21.120 --> 00:19:23.130
  • That's where we're supposed
  • 00:19:23.130 --> 00:19:25.180
  • to drive."
  • 00:19:25.180 --> 00:19:26.090
  • They're, like, "This machine is
  • 00:19:26.090 --> 00:19:28.210
  • made for dirt and mud.
  • 00:19:28.210 --> 00:19:31.090
  • It's not broken.
  • 00:19:31.090 --> 00:19:32.250
  • You just have it in the wrong
  • 00:19:32.250 --> 00:19:34.070
  • context."
  • 00:19:34.070 --> 00:19:35.090
  • And I'm, like, "Well,
  • 00:19:35.090 --> 00:19:36.000
  • hold on a second.
  • 00:19:36.000 --> 00:19:36.210
  • I have to drive this in the dirt
  • 00:19:36.210 --> 00:19:37.230
  • and stuff?"
  • 00:19:37.230 --> 00:19:39.090
  • So I tried it.
  • 00:19:39.090 --> 00:19:40.240
  • I took my son out and I'm,
  • 00:19:40.240 --> 00:19:41.200
  • like--I was, like, well, we're
  • 00:19:41.200 --> 00:19:42.230
  • driving and it goes, like, 30
  • 00:19:42.230 --> 00:19:43.220
  • miles an hour.
  • 00:19:43.220 --> 00:19:44.120
  • I'm, like, "Do you hate this?
  • 00:19:44.120 --> 00:19:45.070
  • Bogs and dust."
  • 00:19:45.070 --> 00:19:47.020
  • And I'm, like,
  • 00:19:47.020 --> 00:19:47.220
  • "I hate this experience.
  • 00:19:47.220 --> 00:19:50.040
  • Can we get back on the asphalt?
  • 00:19:50.150 --> 00:19:53.150
  • Like, this is horrible."
  • 00:19:55.040 --> 00:19:58.040
  • But that's what it's made for.
  • 00:19:58.040 --> 00:20:00.180
  • I'm so silly.
  • 00:20:00.180 --> 00:20:03.010
  • Raised in the urban jungles of
  • 00:20:03.010 --> 00:20:04.280
  • America, like, I had no idea
  • 00:20:04.280 --> 00:20:06.240
  • that this thing is made for
  • 00:20:06.240 --> 00:20:08.220
  • off-road.
  • 00:20:08.220 --> 00:20:10.000
  • Now, I likened that to a
  • 00:20:10.000 --> 00:20:11.160
  • sensation that you and I have
  • 00:20:11.160 --> 00:20:12.250
  • probably felt as Jesus followers
  • 00:20:12.250 --> 00:20:14.170
  • and that is that something is
  • 00:20:14.170 --> 00:20:16.120
  • terribly wrong with our journey
  • 00:20:16.120 --> 00:20:18.150
  • with Jesus.
  • 00:20:18.150 --> 00:20:19.080
  • Something's wrong in our walk
  • 00:20:19.080 --> 00:20:20.160
  • with the living God.
  • 00:20:20.160 --> 00:20:22.070
  • Something's wrong with my belief
  • 00:20:22.070 --> 00:20:23.200
  • system.
  • 00:20:23.200 --> 00:20:24.100
  • It just--it doesn't feel right.
  • 00:20:24.100 --> 00:20:26.020
  • It doesn't feel like it's
  • 00:20:26.020 --> 00:20:27.010
  • clicking.
  • 00:20:27.010 --> 00:20:28.020
  • All of my T's are evidently not
  • 00:20:28.020 --> 00:20:29.180
  • crossed and my I's are not
  • 00:20:29.180 --> 00:20:30.260
  • dotted and I'm just--I'm
  • 00:20:30.260 --> 00:20:32.070
  • generally frustrated.
  • 00:20:32.070 --> 00:20:33.240
  • I feel like there's no progress
  • 00:20:33.240 --> 00:20:36.000
  • and I felt like God used this
  • 00:20:36.000 --> 00:20:37.060
  • ATV, of course it was his will
  • 00:20:37.060 --> 00:20:39.040
  • that I purchased it.
  • 00:20:41.040 --> 00:20:44.040
  • He used this ATV to tell me
  • 00:20:44.040 --> 00:20:45.120
  • something.
  • 00:20:45.120 --> 00:20:47.190
  • Some of you actually think, if I
  • 00:20:47.190 --> 00:20:49.020
  • could say it this way,
  • 00:20:49.020 --> 00:20:50.220
  • your--something's wrong with
  • 00:20:50.220 --> 00:20:52.040
  • your Christianity.
  • 00:20:52.040 --> 00:20:53.110
  • It could be nothing's wrong with
  • 00:20:53.110 --> 00:20:55.060
  • your Christianity.
  • 00:20:55.060 --> 00:20:56.090
  • Your Christianity was just not
  • 00:20:56.090 --> 00:20:57.220
  • designed to live a "safe" life.
  • 00:21:03.150 --> 00:21:06.150
  • Can I even get cheesier?
  • 00:21:06.150 --> 00:21:08.080
  • Like, your Christianity was made
  • 00:21:08.080 --> 00:21:09.090
  • for the off-road.
  • 00:21:09.090 --> 00:21:11.040
  • I don't even know what that
  • 00:21:11.040 --> 00:21:11.240
  • means.
  • 00:21:11.240 --> 00:21:13.190
  • It's made for
  • 00:21:14.030 --> 00:21:17.030
  • off the beaten path.
  • 00:21:17.030 --> 00:21:19.070
  • Safety?
  • 00:21:19.070 --> 00:21:20.120
  • Living safe?
  • 00:21:20.120 --> 00:21:22.110
  • You know, nowhere in Scripture
  • 00:21:22.110 --> 00:21:24.010
  • did God ever promise safety.
  • 00:21:24.010 --> 00:21:26.230
  • Eternal security?
  • 00:21:26.230 --> 00:21:28.100
  • Absolutely, fundamentally,
  • 00:21:28.100 --> 00:21:30.030
  • categorically, eternally.
  • 00:21:30.030 --> 00:21:32.090
  • But safe?
  • 00:21:32.090 --> 00:21:34.150
  • Who said anything about safe?
  • 00:21:34.290 --> 00:21:37.290
  • Do you remember C.S. Lewis,
  • 00:21:37.290 --> 00:21:39.010
  • his metaphor, "Lion,
  • 00:21:39.010 --> 00:21:40.120
  • Witch, and the Wardrobe"?
  • 00:21:40.120 --> 00:21:41.090
  • Remember who God is?
  • 00:21:41.090 --> 00:21:42.090
  • God is Aslan, a lion.
  • 00:21:42.090 --> 00:21:44.250
  • C.S. Lewis was on to something.
  • 00:21:44.250 --> 00:21:46.130
  • Do you remember the scene where
  • 00:21:46.130 --> 00:21:47.130
  • the two little Mr. and
  • 00:21:47.130 --> 00:21:48.150
  • Mrs. Animal, they say to Susan,
  • 00:21:48.150 --> 00:21:50.150
  • remember Susan?
  • 00:21:50.150 --> 00:21:52.000
  • And they say, "Oh, oh, Aslan is
  • 00:21:52.000 --> 00:21:54.080
  • not--he's a lion."
  • 00:21:54.080 --> 00:21:55.230
  • And Susan goes, "A lion?
  • 00:21:55.230 --> 00:21:58.200
  • I quite for sure thought he was
  • 00:21:58.200 --> 00:22:01.220
  • a man.
  • 00:22:01.220 --> 00:22:02.150
  • Is he--is he quite safe?"
  • 00:22:02.200 --> 00:22:05.200
  • And the little animal said,
  • 00:22:05.200 --> 00:22:06.170
  • "Who said anything about safe?
  • 00:22:06.170 --> 00:22:08.030
  • He's a lion, but he's king
  • 00:22:08.030 --> 00:22:10.230
  • and he's good."
  • 00:22:13.180 --> 00:22:16.180
  • I got locks on my doors.
  • 00:22:16.180 --> 00:22:18.220
  • I'm glad somebody searched my
  • 00:22:18.220 --> 00:22:19.280
  • bag this morning.
  • 00:22:19.280 --> 00:22:21.100
  • But be careful, don't let our
  • 00:22:21.240 --> 00:22:24.240
  • cultural safety mechanisms and
  • 00:22:25.030 --> 00:22:28.030
  • mentalities seep into a mission
  • 00:22:28.030 --> 00:22:30.170
  • with Jesus because Jesus never
  • 00:22:30.170 --> 00:22:32.120
  • invited us into a safe life.
  • 00:22:35.000 --> 00:22:38.000
  • But the problem is just give me
  • 00:22:38.000 --> 00:22:40.290
  • a little bit of time and that's
  • 00:22:40.290 --> 00:22:43.090
  • what I want again.
  • 00:22:43.090 --> 00:22:44.210
  • "I just--God, this is
  • 00:22:44.210 --> 00:22:46.070
  • uncomfortable.
  • 00:22:46.070 --> 00:22:47.160
  • Yeah, I feel like I'm, I don't
  • 00:22:48.050 --> 00:22:51.050
  • know, like, following you places
  • 00:22:51.050 --> 00:22:53.200
  • I don't wanna go.
  • 00:22:53.200 --> 00:22:56.010
  • What is this, God?
  • 00:22:56.010 --> 00:22:57.200
  • Oh, this is Christianity?
  • 00:22:57.240 --> 00:23:00.260
  • Oh!"
  • 00:23:01.260 --> 00:23:04.260
  • Look how quickly the disciples
  • 00:23:04.260 --> 00:23:05.230
  • settle into the safe life.
  • 00:23:05.230 --> 00:23:08.010
  • Give 'em 3 days.
  • 00:23:08.010 --> 00:23:09.230
  • Jesus dies on a cross.
  • 00:23:09.230 --> 00:23:10.290
  • Three days later, look at 'em.
  • 00:23:10.290 --> 00:23:12.050
  • Look at 'em, look at 'em, look
  • 00:23:12.050 --> 00:23:13.040
  • at 'em.
  • 00:23:13.040 --> 00:23:14.130
  • We got a whole crew huddled
  • 00:23:14.130 --> 00:23:16.020
  • behind locked doors.
  • 00:23:16.020 --> 00:23:18.080
  • I love locks.
  • 00:23:18.080 --> 00:23:19.010
  • How great is that?
  • 00:23:19.010 --> 00:23:20.010
  • I wanna get in the lock
  • 00:23:20.010 --> 00:23:20.210
  • business.
  • 00:23:20.210 --> 00:23:21.190
  • What a great--we just, we
  • 00:23:21.190 --> 00:23:22.200
  • deadbolt, we're,
  • 00:23:22.200 --> 00:23:23.180
  • like, "We're good."
  • 00:23:23.180 --> 00:23:24.290
  • That is amazing, right?
  • 00:23:24.290 --> 00:23:27.160
  • "Did you lock the front door,
  • 00:23:27.160 --> 00:23:28.250
  • sweetie?"
  • 00:23:28.250 --> 00:23:29.110
  • "I did."
  • 00:23:29.110 --> 00:23:29.290
  • "Okay, we're safe."
  • 00:23:29.290 --> 00:23:31.130
  • Like, what?
  • 00:23:31.130 --> 00:23:33.030
  • We're smarter than this, guys.
  • 00:23:34.100 --> 00:23:37.100
  • But look at the disciples.
  • 00:23:37.100 --> 00:23:39.030
  • Three days later, "No word from
  • 00:23:39.030 --> 00:23:41.020
  • our Messiah, what are we gonna
  • 00:23:41.020 --> 00:23:43.140
  • do?"
  • 00:23:43.140 --> 00:23:44.020
  • "I don't know.
  • 00:23:44.020 --> 00:23:44.280
  • You think they recognize us?
  • 00:23:44.280 --> 00:23:46.030
  • You think they know that we were
  • 00:23:46.030 --> 00:23:46.290
  • with him?"
  • 00:23:46.290 --> 00:23:47.180
  • "I don't know.
  • 00:23:47.180 --> 00:23:48.060
  • C'mon, everybody in.
  • 00:23:48.060 --> 00:23:48.280
  • Deadbolt lock it, okay.
  • 00:23:48.280 --> 00:23:50.280
  • Right, what are we gonna do?"
  • 00:23:50.280 --> 00:23:52.000
  • "I don't know.
  • 00:23:52.000 --> 00:23:52.250
  • Let's hold each other."
  • 00:23:52.250 --> 00:23:55.200
  • Three days, look at the
  • 00:23:55.200 --> 00:23:57.230
  • human condition.
  • 00:23:57.230 --> 00:23:58.250
  • Just 3 days God doesn't deliver
  • 00:23:58.250 --> 00:24:01.030
  • on his promise.
  • 00:24:01.030 --> 00:24:02.060
  • Three days of ambiguity.
  • 00:24:02.060 --> 00:24:03.110
  • Three days of unsettledness and
  • 00:24:03.110 --> 00:24:05.020
  • uneasiness and what do we do?
  • 00:24:05.020 --> 00:24:06.230
  • We, for fear, we set our
  • 00:24:06.230 --> 00:24:08.220
  • deadbolt and we hope that maybe
  • 00:24:09.110 --> 00:24:12.110
  • something will keep us safe.
  • 00:24:12.260 --> 00:24:15.260
  • Next, guys, one of the disciples
  • 00:24:15.260 --> 00:24:18.180
  • who wasn't there and he's so
  • 00:24:18.180 --> 00:24:19.260
  • hurt, here's his safety
  • 00:24:20.190 --> 00:24:23.190
  • mechanism.
  • 00:24:23.190 --> 00:24:24.150
  • It's not a deadbolt, a lock, and
  • 00:24:24.150 --> 00:24:25.140
  • a door.
  • 00:24:25.140 --> 00:24:26.050
  • His new safety mechanism is, "I
  • 00:24:26.050 --> 00:24:28.060
  • will only believe what I see.
  • 00:24:28.060 --> 00:24:30.230
  • That's my new rule."
  • 00:24:30.230 --> 00:24:32.130
  • What is this?
  • 00:24:32.130 --> 00:24:33.210
  • It's a desire to be safe.
  • 00:24:33.210 --> 00:24:35.200
  • It's inherent within the human
  • 00:24:35.200 --> 00:24:37.050
  • condition, in the human psyche
  • 00:24:37.050 --> 00:24:38.160
  • and the human soul.
  • 00:24:38.160 --> 00:24:39.150
  • There's something within us that
  • 00:24:39.150 --> 00:24:40.160
  • says, "I need to be safe.
  • 00:24:40.160 --> 00:24:41.170
  • Who's gonna--I need to protect
  • 00:24:41.170 --> 00:24:42.260
  • me.
  • 00:24:42.260 --> 00:24:43.240
  • I need to protect myself."
  • 00:24:43.240 --> 00:24:44.240
  • Well, what happened to Thomas?
  • 00:24:44.240 --> 00:24:45.260
  • Thomas was hurt, wasn't he?
  • 00:24:45.260 --> 00:24:47.030
  • Thomas was hurt.
  • 00:24:47.030 --> 00:24:47.270
  • Thomas was hurt.
  • 00:24:47.270 --> 00:24:49.020
  • Thomas was, like, "Well, I
  • 00:24:49.020 --> 00:24:50.020
  • didn't see it.
  • 00:24:50.020 --> 00:24:50.240
  • He left me out.
  • 00:24:50.240 --> 00:24:51.200
  • He hasn't delivered.
  • 00:24:51.200 --> 00:24:52.230
  • He hasn't been there.
  • 00:24:52.230 --> 00:24:53.230
  • So, you know what, I'm done
  • 00:24:53.230 --> 00:24:54.270
  • believing beyond my five senses.
  • 00:24:54.280 --> 00:24:57.280
  • I'm done believing.
  • 00:24:57.280 --> 00:24:59.050
  • Faith is the substance of things
  • 00:24:59.050 --> 00:25:00.070
  • hoped for, the evidence of
  • 00:25:00.070 --> 00:25:01.080
  • things not seen.
  • 00:25:01.080 --> 00:25:02.100
  • I'm not going to believe in the
  • 00:25:02.100 --> 00:25:03.240
  • unseen anymore.
  • 00:25:03.240 --> 00:25:04.280
  • I'm only gonna deal with what I
  • 00:25:04.280 --> 00:25:06.130
  • can smell and touch and taste
  • 00:25:06.130 --> 00:25:08.250
  • and see and feel.
  • 00:25:08.250 --> 00:25:10.070
  • That's how I'm gonna live my
  • 00:25:10.070 --> 00:25:11.190
  • life.
  • 00:25:11.190 --> 00:25:12.120
  • Why?
  • 00:25:12.120 --> 00:25:12.290
  • Because I must protect myself."
  • 00:25:13.150 --> 00:25:16.150
  • Three days, Thomas.
  • 00:25:16.200 --> 00:25:19.200
  • And I quote, Thomas says,
  • 00:25:19.200 --> 00:25:20.120
  • "Or I will never believe."
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  • Look at what we're capable
  • 00:25:23.220 --> 00:25:24.220
  • as human beings.
  • 00:25:24.220 --> 00:25:26.130
  • Three days post conference and
  • 00:25:26.130 --> 00:25:28.250
  • we're back, locking doors and
  • 00:25:28.250 --> 00:25:30.260
  • setting up emotional mechanisms
  • 00:25:30.260 --> 00:25:33.130
  • to protect us.
  • 00:25:33.130 --> 00:25:34.220
  • I'm only going to believe what
  • 00:25:34.220 --> 00:25:35.260
  • I can see.
  • 00:25:35.260 --> 00:25:38.030
  • And then, of course, Peter and
  • 00:25:38.030 --> 00:25:39.070
  • the crew of seven disciples,
  • 00:25:39.070 --> 00:25:41.030
  • their safety mechanism, their
  • 00:25:41.030 --> 00:25:42.180
  • illusion that they bought into
  • 00:25:42.180 --> 00:25:44.010
  • is that Jesus isn't here.
  • 00:25:44.010 --> 00:25:46.080
  • He hasn't delivered.
  • 00:25:46.080 --> 00:25:47.080
  • I let him down.
  • 00:25:47.080 --> 00:25:48.260
  • I'm discouraged, right?
  • 00:25:48.260 --> 00:25:50.110
  • The first group is fearful.
  • 00:25:50.110 --> 00:25:51.160
  • Thomas is hurt.
  • 00:25:51.160 --> 00:25:53.100
  • Peter is discouraged.
  • 00:25:53.100 --> 00:25:55.080
  • By the way, those emotions lead
  • 00:25:55.080 --> 00:25:56.140
  • us to different safety
  • 00:25:56.140 --> 00:25:57.130
  • mechanisms that were--that we
  • 00:25:57.130 --> 00:25:59.020
  • have a propensity for.
  • 00:25:59.020 --> 00:26:00.050
  • And so what does Peter do?
  • 00:26:00.050 --> 00:26:01.180
  • He goes back to his old life.
  • 00:26:01.180 --> 00:26:04.000
  • So many scholars--there's much
  • 00:26:04.000 --> 00:26:06.000
  • conjecture made of this passage
  • 00:26:06.000 --> 00:26:07.040
  • but I think it's a safe
  • 00:26:07.040 --> 00:26:08.080
  • application to say Peter is
  • 00:26:08.080 --> 00:26:09.160
  • going back to what he knows.
  • 00:26:09.160 --> 00:26:11.250
  • And guess who's going with him?
  • 00:26:11.250 --> 00:26:13.150
  • A whole slew of guys.
  • 00:26:13.150 --> 00:26:15.030
  • They're, like, "Yeah, me too,
  • 00:26:15.030 --> 00:26:16.020
  • man.
  • 00:26:16.020 --> 00:26:16.290
  • I'm out."
  • 00:26:16.290 --> 00:26:18.090
  • Here's the reality.
  • 00:26:18.090 --> 00:26:19.230
  • Which group do you most relate
  • 00:26:19.230 --> 00:26:21.090
  • with today, right now?
  • 00:26:21.090 --> 00:26:23.010
  • When you leave this auditorium
  • 00:26:23.010 --> 00:26:24.270
  • after an extraordinary
  • 00:26:24.270 --> 00:26:27.060
  • experience with God, understand
  • 00:26:27.060 --> 00:26:30.020
  • your propensity and my
  • 00:26:30.020 --> 00:26:31.280
  • propensity to again go searching
  • 00:26:31.280 --> 00:26:34.050
  • for safety, which I believe is
  • 00:26:34.050 --> 00:26:35.280
  • an illusion.
  • 00:26:35.280 --> 00:26:37.190
  • There's only one can make your
  • 00:26:37.190 --> 00:26:39.190
  • soul secure and that's God.
  • 00:26:40.090 --> 00:26:43.090
  • You leave this place, are you
  • 00:26:43.090 --> 00:26:44.220
  • gonna be tempted to lock
  • 00:26:44.220 --> 00:26:45.200
  • yourself in for fear?
  • 00:26:45.200 --> 00:26:48.070
  • Are you one that's been hurt
  • 00:26:48.070 --> 00:26:49.280
  • or let down by God?
  • 00:26:49.280 --> 00:26:51.140
  • If you have never been let down
  • 00:26:51.140 --> 00:26:52.110
  • by God, you've only been
  • 00:26:52.110 --> 00:26:53.170
  • For the rest of us, what happens
  • 00:26:57.240 --> 00:26:59.220
  • when you feel hurt by God?
  • 00:26:59.220 --> 00:27:01.180
  • Do you start to conclude,
  • 00:27:01.180 --> 00:27:02.270
  • "I'm only gonna deal with what
  • 00:27:02.270 --> 00:27:04.020
  • is real now, and what is real
  • 00:27:04.020 --> 00:27:05.140
  • is what I can see"?
  • 00:27:05.140 --> 00:27:08.100
  • Or are you gonna say, "You know,
  • 00:27:08.100 --> 00:27:09.210
  • this isn't working out for me.
  • 00:27:09.210 --> 00:27:10.260
  • I'm gonna go back
  • 00:27:10.260 --> 00:27:12.130
  • So what does Jesus do in
  • 00:27:16.080 --> 00:27:17.060
  • all of this?
  • 00:27:17.060 --> 00:27:18.180
  • Is he not amazing?
  • 00:27:18.180 --> 00:27:20.200
  • You know what he does?
  • 00:27:20.200 --> 00:27:22.020
  • He walks through walls, which is
  • 00:27:22.020 --> 00:27:24.230
  • just a cool way to come in too.
  • 00:27:24.230 --> 00:27:26.280
  • It's a cool way to make an
  • 00:27:26.280 --> 00:27:27.280
  • entrance, isn't it?
  • 00:27:27.280 --> 00:27:28.270
  • I mean, he could have just
  • 00:27:28.270 --> 00:27:29.200
  • unlocked the door and walked in.
  • 00:27:29.200 --> 00:27:31.040
  • But why do that when you can
  • 00:27:31.040 --> 00:27:32.250
  • walk through walls?
  • 00:27:32.250 --> 00:27:35.120
  • Now, I want you to think about
  • 00:27:35.120 --> 00:27:37.200
  • this.
  • 00:27:37.200 --> 00:27:38.280
  • Jesus walked through the wall,
  • 00:27:38.280 --> 00:27:41.040
  • not to leave them behind the
  • 00:27:41.040 --> 00:27:42.130
  • wall.
  • 00:27:42.130 --> 00:27:43.040
  • We could go on and on about 8
  • 00:27:43.040 --> 00:27:44.130
  • days later they're still locked
  • 00:27:44.130 --> 00:27:46.180
  • in the walls.
  • 00:27:46.180 --> 00:27:48.000
  • They're still locked in.
  • 00:27:48.000 --> 00:27:49.240
  • Jesus walks through the walls
  • 00:27:49.240 --> 00:27:51.000
  • and he says, "Hey,"
  • 00:27:51.000 --> 00:27:53.040
  • and everyone goes, "Ah, ahh!"
  • 00:27:54.080 --> 00:27:57.080
  • And he's, like, "Okay, everyone
  • 00:27:57.080 --> 00:27:58.000
  • just calm down for a second,
  • 00:27:58.000 --> 00:27:58.230
  • please.
  • 00:27:58.230 --> 00:27:59.240
  • It's me.
  • 00:27:59.240 --> 00:28:01.270
  • Check it out, it's me."
  • 00:28:01.270 --> 00:28:03.190
  • "It is you,"
  • 00:28:03.190 --> 00:28:05.020
  • and they're overwhelmed
  • 00:28:05.020 --> 00:28:06.110
  • but what does he say?
  • 00:28:06.110 --> 00:28:07.000
  • He says, "So, I'm actually in
  • 00:28:07.000 --> 00:28:08.110
  • the room so you don't stay
  • 00:28:08.110 --> 00:28:09.100
  • in the room.
  • 00:28:09.100 --> 00:28:10.260
  • So, guys, I didn't die and rise
  • 00:28:10.260 --> 00:28:13.080
  • again so that you could deadbolt
  • 00:28:13.080 --> 00:28:15.080
  • your life.
  • 00:28:15.080 --> 00:28:16.210
  • - Matt: The message of grace
  • 00:28:21.180 --> 00:28:23.130
  • and the message of Jesus
  • 00:28:23.130 --> 00:28:25.000
  • is going around the world.
  • 00:28:25.000 --> 00:28:26.290
  • Is an awesome thing.
  • 00:28:26.290 --> 00:28:28.020
  • - Laurie: Come here, Judah.
  • 00:28:30.090 --> 00:28:31.010
  • - Matt: We're gonna--we're
  • 00:28:31.010 --> 00:28:31.250
  • right in the middle of it.
  • 00:28:31.250 --> 00:28:32.190
  • Just kinda slide right in there.
  • 00:28:34.110 --> 00:28:37.110
  • First of all, hi.
  • 00:28:37.110 --> 00:28:38.110
  • - Judah: How are you?
  • 00:28:38.110 --> 00:28:39.060
  • - Matt: You know, I don't know
  • 00:28:39.060 --> 00:28:40.270
  • that--I don't know that anyone's
  • 00:28:40.270 --> 00:28:42.250
  • going to believe this ultimately
  • 00:28:42.270 --> 00:28:45.270
  • but we're meeting for the first
  • 00:28:45.270 --> 00:28:48.080
  • time right here on camera.
  • 00:28:48.080 --> 00:28:50.000
  • - Judah: Live.
  • 00:28:50.000 --> 00:28:50.180
  • This is surreal.
  • 00:28:50.180 --> 00:28:51.240
  • - Matt: So okay.
  • 00:28:51.240 --> 00:28:52.180
  • - Judah: It's an honor.
  • 00:28:52.180 --> 00:28:53.090
  • - Matt: Judah Smith, we were
  • 00:28:53.090 --> 00:28:54.160
  • introduced by Joseph Prince.
  • 00:28:54.280 --> 00:28:57.280
  • Do you remember that?
  • 00:28:57.280 --> 00:28:58.280
  • Darren, you know, one of
  • 00:28:58.280 --> 00:29:00.070
  • Pastor's guys, put us on
  • 00:29:00.070 --> 00:29:03.040
  • a text group.
  • 00:29:03.040 --> 00:29:04.050
  • We'd been trying to get
  • 00:29:04.050 --> 00:29:04.280
  • together.
  • 00:29:04.280 --> 00:29:05.210
  • We fly all the way across
  • 00:29:05.210 --> 00:29:07.150
  • the world here to--
  • 00:29:07.150 --> 00:29:08.230
  • - Judah: Here we are.
  • 00:29:08.230 --> 00:29:09.200
  • - Matt: You know, and we're
  • 00:29:09.200 --> 00:29:10.110
  • here in Brooklyn, New York.
  • 00:29:10.110 --> 00:29:11.110
  • Okay, we were just sitting right
  • 00:29:11.110 --> 00:29:13.260
  • here just a few minutes ago, we
  • 00:29:13.260 --> 00:29:16.020
  • were sitting right here with
  • 00:29:16.020 --> 00:29:18.080
  • Joel Houston.
  • 00:29:18.080 --> 00:29:19.220
  • And I asked him, first of all,
  • 00:29:19.220 --> 00:29:21.270
  • "Joel, do you ever refer to
  • 00:29:21.270 --> 00:29:23.240
  • yourself as pastor?"
  • 00:29:23.240 --> 00:29:25.010
  • And he goes, "Well, yeah,
  • 00:29:25.010 --> 00:29:27.260
  • occasionally.
  • 00:29:27.260 --> 00:29:29.000
  • I try not to but yeah, okay,
  • 00:29:29.000 --> 00:29:29.290
  • I'm a pastor."
  • 00:29:29.290 --> 00:29:31.110
  • I go, "Okay, well then,
  • 00:29:31.110 --> 00:29:32.050
  • I wanna ask you
  • 00:29:32.050 --> 00:29:33.060
  • a hard question."
  • 00:29:33.060 --> 00:29:34.030
  • So I'm gonna do
  • 00:29:34.030 --> 00:29:34.220
  • the same thing with you.
  • 00:29:34.220 --> 00:29:35.230
  • First of all, what I wanna
  • 00:29:35.230 --> 00:29:36.270
  • unpack a little bit is a touch
  • 00:29:36.270 --> 00:29:38.280
  • of your story and then I wanna
  • 00:29:38.280 --> 00:29:41.160
  • ask you kind of a deeper
  • 00:29:41.190 --> 00:29:44.190
  • question about grace.
  • 00:29:44.190 --> 00:29:46.130
  • It seems as if my journey,
  • 00:29:46.230 --> 00:29:49.230
  • my personal journey with the
  • 00:29:49.230 --> 00:29:51.240
  • message of grace, the gospel of
  • 00:29:51.240 --> 00:29:53.050
  • grace, was that I read "Destined
  • 00:29:53.050 --> 00:29:55.270
  • to Reign," by Joseph Prince.
  • 00:29:55.270 --> 00:29:58.180
  • And I don't remember exactly
  • 00:29:58.180 --> 00:29:59.260
  • when that was,
  • 00:29:59.260 --> 00:30:00.190
  • mid-2000-somewhere, you know.
  • 00:30:00.190 --> 00:30:02.020
  • And it felt like he was putting
  • 00:30:02.050 --> 00:30:05.050
  • words on paper that I already
  • 00:30:05.050 --> 00:30:07.290
  • owned on the inside, but I had
  • 00:30:07.290 --> 00:30:09.180
  • just never articulated.
  • 00:30:09.180 --> 00:30:11.090
  • So it really felt like we
  • 00:30:11.090 --> 00:30:13.250
  • connected and that that book
  • 00:30:13.250 --> 00:30:15.290
  • connected to me.
  • 00:30:15.290 --> 00:30:17.050
  • It's funny, my mom, my crazy
  • 00:30:17.050 --> 00:30:19.070
  • pink-haired mama, who's in
  • 00:30:19.070 --> 00:30:21.260
  • heaven now, but she found
  • 00:30:22.000 --> 00:30:25.000
  • Joseph.
  • 00:30:25.000 --> 00:30:26.070
  • Somebody had given her a DVD and
  • 00:30:26.070 --> 00:30:28.030
  • she ran the oxide off the tape
  • 00:30:28.030 --> 00:30:30.130
  • of a Joseph Prince tape.
  • 00:30:30.130 --> 00:30:32.180
  • You know, back in the early
  • 00:30:32.180 --> 00:30:34.070
  • 2000s, we were introduced--the
  • 00:30:34.070 --> 00:30:35.290
  • TBN audience was introduced to
  • 00:30:35.290 --> 00:30:37.130
  • Joseph.
  • 00:30:37.130 --> 00:30:38.110
  • Here's the hard question to a
  • 00:30:38.110 --> 00:30:39.290
  • pastor.
  • 00:30:39.290 --> 00:30:41.010
  • You're a pastor, you refer to
  • 00:30:41.010 --> 00:30:41.280
  • yourself as pastor, right?
  • 00:30:41.280 --> 00:30:43.100
  • - Judah: Probably about as much
  • 00:30:43.100 --> 00:30:44.240
  • as Joel.
  • 00:30:44.240 --> 00:30:45.270
  • Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.
  • 00:30:45.270 --> 00:30:47.030
  • - Matt: Okay, so here's the
  • 00:30:47.030 --> 00:30:47.290
  • thing.
  • 00:30:47.290 --> 00:30:50.070
  • If your generation is having to
  • 00:30:50.150 --> 00:30:53.150
  • redefine grace, what did my
  • 00:30:53.150 --> 00:30:55.150
  • generation or what did my
  • 00:30:55.150 --> 00:30:57.130
  • parents' generation do to make
  • 00:30:57.130 --> 00:30:59.130
  • it too complex or what happened
  • 00:30:59.130 --> 00:31:01.170
  • that it feels like the gospel
  • 00:31:01.170 --> 00:31:04.110
  • of grace is something new?
  • 00:31:04.110 --> 00:31:06.020
  • - Judah: That's a phenomenal
  • 00:31:06.020 --> 00:31:07.130
  • question.
  • 00:31:07.130 --> 00:31:08.200
  • First of all, I feel incredibly
  • 00:31:08.200 --> 00:31:09.210
  • under-qualified to even approach
  • 00:31:09.210 --> 00:31:11.210
  • the subject and talk about
  • 00:31:11.210 --> 00:31:13.080
  • is--there is a discovery.
  • 00:31:17.020 --> 00:31:18.030
  • For me, even personally in my
  • 00:31:18.030 --> 00:31:19.180
  • own Bible reading, it's like a
  • 00:31:19.180 --> 00:31:21.010
  • treasure hunt and I just look
  • 00:31:21.010 --> 00:31:22.040
  • for Jesus.
  • 00:31:22.040 --> 00:31:22.270
  • And I see him like I've never
  • 00:31:22.270 --> 00:31:24.090
  • seen him before.
  • 00:31:24.090 --> 00:31:25.080
  • I think it's a sovereign thing,
  • 00:31:25.080 --> 00:31:26.080
  • first of all.
  • 00:31:26.080 --> 00:31:27.010
  • I think it's a very sovereign
  • 00:31:27.010 --> 00:31:28.000
  • thing.
  • 00:31:28.000 --> 00:31:28.180
  • It's an act of God.
  • 00:31:28.180 --> 00:31:29.150
  • My dad, maybe like your parents,
  • 00:31:29.150 --> 00:31:31.020
  • emphasis.
  • 00:31:33.040 --> 00:31:33.270
  • I had the collision with, you
  • 00:31:33.270 --> 00:31:36.120
  • know, we're saved by grace
  • 00:31:36.120 --> 00:31:38.110
  • through faith and then God has
  • 00:31:38.110 --> 00:31:40.240
  • set us to--into living a life of
  • 00:31:41.060 --> 00:31:44.060
  • good works.
  • 00:31:44.060 --> 00:31:45.220
  • And I realize there's a divine
  • 00:31:45.220 --> 00:31:46.130
  • order.
  • 00:31:46.130 --> 00:31:47.010
  • And I think something's
  • 00:31:47.010 --> 00:31:47.250
  • happening in the kingdom of God
  • 00:31:47.250 --> 00:31:49.080
  • and in the world.
  • 00:31:49.080 --> 00:31:50.050
  • The divine order is being
  • 00:31:50.050 --> 00:31:51.240
  • established.
  • 00:31:51.240 --> 00:31:52.150
  • Again, it's always grace first.
  • 00:31:52.150 --> 00:31:54.040
  • Always grace, then faith, then
  • 00:31:54.040 --> 00:31:56.130
  • good works, which creates a
  • 00:31:56.130 --> 00:31:57.290
  • community that instead of you
  • 00:31:57.290 --> 00:31:59.220
  • belong when you behave or
  • 00:31:59.220 --> 00:32:01.170
  • believe, you just belong.
  • 00:32:01.170 --> 00:32:03.160
  • 'Cause grace is always first.
  • 00:32:03.160 --> 00:32:05.000
  • It's this gift, an invitation.
  • 00:32:05.000 --> 00:32:06.070
  • And maybe it's--maybe we're
  • 00:32:06.070 --> 00:32:08.050
  • getting nearer to the grand
  • 00:32:08.050 --> 00:32:09.270
  • finale of the earth.
  • 00:32:09.270 --> 00:32:12.120
  • I mean, who knows?
  • 00:32:12.120 --> 00:32:13.090
  • And the message of Jesus is
  • 00:32:13.090 --> 00:32:14.150
  • just, it's so paramount.
  • 00:32:14.150 --> 00:32:16.150
  • Everywhere I go, preachers seem
  • 00:32:16.150 --> 00:32:18.070
  • to be this Holy Spirit-motivated
  • 00:32:18.070 --> 00:32:21.070
  • emphasis on Jesus and,
  • 00:32:21.070 --> 00:32:23.080
  • obviously, hopefully you can
  • 00:32:23.080 --> 00:32:24.190
  • tell, I'm pumped about it.
  • 00:32:24.190 --> 00:32:25.190
  • I'm excited.
  • 00:32:25.190 --> 00:32:26.140
  • It is--I feel like a kid in a
  • 00:32:26.140 --> 00:32:27.270
  • candy store.
  • 00:32:27.270 --> 00:32:28.210
  • I'm so in love with Jesus.
  • 00:32:28.210 --> 00:32:30.020
  • I'm so in love with my community
  • 00:32:30.020 --> 00:32:32.040
  • and people and friends, and
  • 00:32:32.040 --> 00:32:33.100
  • it's--we've got the best message
  • 00:32:33.100 --> 00:32:35.270
  • to tell.
  • 00:32:35.270 --> 00:32:36.230
  • We've just been telling it kind
  • 00:32:36.230 --> 00:32:39.030
  • of mean and, I don't know,
  • 00:32:39.030 --> 00:32:41.110
  • just weird.
  • 00:32:41.110 --> 00:32:42.180
  • And so, we got a shot to really
  • 00:32:42.180 --> 00:32:43.270
  • change the narrative.
  • 00:32:43.270 --> 00:32:45.070
  • - Matt: Okay, can I offer my
  • 00:32:45.070 --> 00:32:47.070
  • suggestion that--
  • 00:32:47.070 --> 00:32:49.010
  • - Judah: Please, I need it.
  • 00:32:49.010 --> 00:32:49.260
  • I need all the help I can get.
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  • - Matt: Well, I'm totally
  • 00:32:50.220 --> 00:32:51.220
  • unqualified also and I--but I
  • 00:32:51.220 --> 00:32:54.130
  • feel like maybe, okay, when--if
  • 00:32:55.010 --> 00:32:58.010
  • you wind the hands of time back
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  • a bit and go back to 1948,
  • 00:33:01.260 --> 00:33:03.210
  • Israel became a nation.
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  • That was a big deal and anybody
  • 00:33:04.270 --> 00:33:07.040
  • that was my dad's age, okay, my
  • 00:33:07.040 --> 00:33:09.100
  • dad was, you know, if he was
  • 00:33:09.100 --> 00:33:11.280
  • still alive he'd be about 80,
  • 00:33:11.280 --> 00:33:13.210
  • 81 years old or so, maybe 82.
  • 00:33:13.230 --> 00:33:16.230
  • So he was 14 when Israel became
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  • a nation, so he's a young
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  • impressionable teenager.
  • 00:33:22.240 --> 00:33:24.020
  • Well, he told me that every
  • 00:33:24.020 --> 00:33:25.270
  • sermon, Sunday night in his
  • 00:33:25.270 --> 00:33:27.290
  • Assembly of God church was,
  • 00:33:27.290 --> 00:33:30.040
  • "This is the last generation.
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  • And so, we're done."
  • 00:33:32.270 --> 00:33:34.260
  • Now, here's what my dad
  • 00:33:34.260 --> 00:33:37.110
  • and Hal Lindsey and,
  • 00:33:37.110 --> 00:33:39.130
  • you know, all of the other great
  • 00:33:39.130 --> 00:33:41.150
  • dispensational teachers,
  • 00:33:41.150 --> 00:33:44.130
  • Tim LaHaye, who's in heaven just
  • 00:33:44.130 --> 00:33:46.260
  • recently, and others, they
  • 00:33:46.280 --> 00:33:49.280
  • really believed that you--that
  • 00:33:49.280 --> 00:33:52.180
  • God just hit a stopwatch, boom,
  • 00:33:53.140 --> 00:33:56.140
  • and in 40 years, we're gone.
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  • We're out.
  • 00:33:59.050 --> 00:34:00.080
  • - Judah: I didn't know any of
  • 00:34:00.080 --> 00:34:01.050
  • this, you know?
  • 00:34:01.050 --> 00:34:01.270
  • It's just good to grow and love
  • 00:34:01.270 --> 00:34:03.240
  • Jesus in Seattle, I dunno.
  • 00:34:03.240 --> 00:34:05.080
  • - Matt: I'm offering a
  • 00:34:05.080 --> 00:34:06.070
  • possibility.
  • 00:34:06.070 --> 00:34:07.240
  • So my dad, that's why even the
  • 00:34:08.290 --> 00:34:11.290
  • founders of, like, the Calvary
  • 00:34:11.290 --> 00:34:14.110
  • Chapel Church, that, you know,
  • 00:34:14.110 --> 00:34:16.240
  • 1988, is it.
  • 00:34:17.050 --> 00:34:20.050
  • 1948, the greatest, you know,
  • 00:34:20.050 --> 00:34:22.250
  • biblical prophesied event in the
  • 00:34:22.250 --> 00:34:25.130
  • history of the 2000-year church
  • 00:34:25.130 --> 00:34:27.210
  • happened in 1948.
  • 00:34:27.210 --> 00:34:29.010
  • Can a nation be born in a day?
  • 00:34:29.050 --> 00:34:32.050
  • Israel became a nation.
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  • God brought the Jews back.
  • 00:34:34.130 --> 00:34:35.290
  • Okay, so my suggest--I don't
  • 00:34:35.290 --> 00:34:38.130
  • know.
  • 00:34:38.130 --> 00:34:39.030
  • I'm not--I may not be right.
  • 00:34:39.030 --> 00:34:40.220
  • I love it that you haven't heard
  • 00:34:40.220 --> 00:34:42.020
  • this story.
  • 00:34:42.020 --> 00:34:42.190
  • - Judah: Are you gonna give me
  • 00:34:42.190 --> 00:34:43.110
  • a year?
  • 00:34:43.110 --> 00:34:43.230
  • Like, I'm--I'm, like, am I
  • 00:34:43.230 --> 00:34:44.120
  • getting a year?
  • 00:34:44.120 --> 00:34:45.010
  • Are you gonna--this is unreal.
  • 00:34:45.010 --> 00:34:46.140
  • - Matt: Yes!
  • 00:34:46.140 --> 00:34:47.070
  • No, no, wait, no.
  • 00:34:47.070 --> 00:34:48.100
  • So, basically, ultimately, what
  • 00:34:48.190 --> 00:34:51.190
  • happened, I think, is we went
  • 00:34:52.180 --> 00:34:55.180
  • through a 1950s era and what was
  • 00:34:56.040 --> 00:34:59.040
  • that about?
  • 00:34:59.040 --> 00:35:00.100
  • Hellfire-brimstone preaching.
  • 00:35:00.100 --> 00:35:02.030
  • So I think altar calls became
  • 00:35:02.240 --> 00:35:05.240
  • about not going to hell and not
  • 00:35:05.240 --> 00:35:08.240
  • about following Jesus.
  • 00:35:08.240 --> 00:35:10.180
  • And that bred an entire
  • 00:35:10.180 --> 00:35:12.150
  • generation of believers where
  • 00:35:12.150 --> 00:35:14.190
  • Jesus was super-important when
  • 00:35:14.190 --> 00:35:16.230
  • you're dying on the roadside in
  • 00:35:16.230 --> 00:35:19.050
  • that car wreck but nothing to do
  • 00:35:19.050 --> 00:35:21.220
  • with your daily life.
  • 00:35:21.220 --> 00:35:23.140
  • And that God's sovereign act is
  • 00:35:23.140 --> 00:35:25.230
  • undoing some of that, and my
  • 00:35:25.230 --> 00:35:28.180
  • generation got hit, Joseph and I
  • 00:35:28.180 --> 00:35:31.010
  • and Joel Osteen, some of these
  • 00:35:31.010 --> 00:35:33.100
  • guys that are roughly my age,
  • 00:35:33.100 --> 00:35:35.060
  • and then all of a sudden, you
  • 00:35:35.060 --> 00:35:36.160
  • guys are, like, on fire with it.
  • 00:35:36.160 --> 00:35:39.000
  • And it feels like your
  • 00:35:39.000 --> 00:35:40.020
  • generation is really redefining
  • 00:35:40.020 --> 00:35:41.250
  • what should have never had to be
  • 00:35:41.250 --> 00:35:44.020
  • redefined.
  • 00:35:44.020 --> 00:35:44.290
  • - Judah: Yeah, and I think,
  • 00:35:44.290 --> 00:35:46.180
  • first of all, had a phenomenal
  • 00:35:46.180 --> 00:35:48.020
  • history lesson here.
  • 00:35:48.020 --> 00:35:49.100
  • This is amazing.
  • 00:35:49.100 --> 00:35:50.250
  • It's, like, why didn't my dad
  • 00:35:50.250 --> 00:35:52.010
  • tell me this?
  • 00:35:52.010 --> 00:35:52.270
  • It's, honestly, my head is full
  • 00:35:52.270 --> 00:35:55.070
  • of all swirling ideas.
  • 00:35:55.070 --> 00:35:56.170
  • It's just is very insightful to
  • 00:35:56.170 --> 00:35:58.130
  • consider Israel and then wars
  • 00:35:58.130 --> 00:36:00.120
  • and the presentation of the
  • 00:36:00.120 --> 00:36:01.230
  • gospel.
  • 00:36:01.230 --> 00:36:03.000
  • On an interesting note, quick
  • 00:36:03.000 --> 00:36:04.050
  • side note, recently I did--I
  • 00:36:04.050 --> 00:36:06.030
  • gave an opportunity to be--to
  • 00:36:06.030 --> 00:36:08.210
  • receive the gift of Jesus and
  • 00:36:08.210 --> 00:36:10.110
  • his forgiveness.
  • 00:36:10.110 --> 00:36:11.100
  • And I said, "Just raise your
  • 00:36:11.100 --> 00:36:12.230
  • hand on the count of three," and
  • 00:36:12.230 --> 00:36:13.200
  • then I prayed.
  • 00:36:13.200 --> 00:36:14.250
  • I didn't have anybody, you know,
  • 00:36:14.250 --> 00:36:15.220
  • pray with me.
  • 00:36:15.220 --> 00:36:16.230
  • And people in our church were,
  • 00:36:16.230 --> 00:36:18.030
  • like, "Hey, look, you know,
  • 00:36:18.030 --> 00:36:18.230
  • Pastor, you didn't do
  • 00:36:18.230 --> 00:36:20.030
  • the sinner's prayer."
  • 00:36:20.030 --> 00:36:21.160
  • And I said,
  • 00:36:21.160 --> 00:36:22.090
  • "Well, just so you know, that's
  • 00:36:22.090 --> 00:36:23.230
  • not actually in the Bible.
  • 00:36:23.230 --> 00:36:25.060
  • Billy Sunday popularized that,"
  • 00:36:25.060 --> 00:36:26.290
  • but, now, you know, Jesus
  • 00:36:26.290 --> 00:36:28.160
  • followers believe that if you
  • 00:36:28.160 --> 00:36:29.210
  • don't--to believe in your heart
  • 00:36:29.210 --> 00:36:31.080
  • and confess with your mouth, by
  • 00:36:31.080 --> 00:36:32.100
  • the way, that's supposed to be
  • 00:36:32.100 --> 00:36:33.210
  • this outlived lifestyle.
  • 00:36:33.210 --> 00:36:35.100
  • It doesn't mean one time you
  • 00:36:35.100 --> 00:36:36.060
  • have to say, "Dear Lord Jesus,
  • 00:36:36.060 --> 00:36:37.090
  • dear Lord Jesus,
  • 00:36:37.090 --> 00:36:38.050
  • come into my heart."
  • 00:36:38.050 --> 00:36:38.240
  • I think that's a fine
  • 00:36:38.240 --> 00:36:39.180
  • way to do it.
  • 00:36:39.180 --> 00:36:40.120
  • But I actually believe that
  • 00:36:40.120 --> 00:36:41.240
  • people make a decision in the
  • 00:36:41.240 --> 00:36:43.020
  • deepest part of their being and
  • 00:36:43.020 --> 00:36:44.140
  • then they confess daily
  • 00:36:44.140 --> 00:36:46.070
  • for the rest of their life,
  • 00:36:46.070 --> 00:36:47.020
  • "I love Jesus, I love Jesus."
  • 00:36:47.020 --> 00:36:48.260
  • So we're even doing altar
  • 00:36:48.260 --> 00:36:50.100
  • calls different now.
  • 00:36:50.100 --> 00:36:51.010
  • - Matt: You just went deep too.
  • 00:36:51.010 --> 00:36:52.140
  • That was cool.
  • 00:36:52.140 --> 00:36:53.050
  • - Judah: Well, because you're
  • 00:36:53.050 --> 00:36:53.280
  • talking about altar calls, and
  • 00:36:53.280 --> 00:36:54.200
  • I'm, like, that's crazy, 'cause
  • 00:36:54.200 --> 00:36:55.160
  • I've been thinking a lot about
  • 00:36:55.160 --> 00:36:56.140
  • how altar calls are given
  • 00:36:56.140 --> 00:36:58.040
  • because I think it's indicative
  • 00:36:58.040 --> 00:36:59.200
  • of the generation you're trying
  • 00:36:59.200 --> 00:37:00.260
  • to engage and reach.
  • 00:37:00.260 --> 00:37:02.020
  • But I think Billy Sunday had a
  • 00:37:02.020 --> 00:37:03.060
  • window and God gave him insight,
  • 00:37:03.060 --> 00:37:05.020
  • but I think maybe there's a
  • 00:37:05.020 --> 00:37:06.070
  • different way to invite people
  • 00:37:06.070 --> 00:37:07.120
  • into this journey with Jesus
  • 00:37:07.120 --> 00:37:09.070
  • that's beyond just a one-time
  • 00:37:09.070 --> 00:37:10.220
  • prayer.
  • 00:37:10.220 --> 00:37:11.160
  • So I dunno.
  • 00:37:11.160 --> 00:37:12.110
  • It's just stuff we're thinking
  • 00:37:12.110 --> 00:37:13.090
  • about and--in our community.
  • 00:37:13.090 --> 00:37:14.170
  • I do think that the world is in
  • 00:37:14.270 --> 00:37:17.270
  • a painful place but it's in
  • 00:37:17.270 --> 00:37:19.160
  • a perfect place for our story
  • 00:37:19.160 --> 00:37:21.250
  • to be told.
  • 00:37:21.250 --> 00:37:23.030
  • 'Cause our story's the story of
  • 00:37:23.030 --> 00:37:24.040
  • the gift, and it's a free gift.
  • 00:37:24.040 --> 00:37:26.080
  • And it's the greatest gift,
  • 00:37:26.080 --> 00:37:27.270
  • and you can be forgiven.
  • 00:37:27.270 --> 00:37:29.060
  • Are you in pain?
  • 00:37:29.060 --> 00:37:29.230
  • Are you hurting?
  • 00:37:29.230 --> 00:37:30.100
  • Are you broken?
  • 00:37:30.100 --> 00:37:31.050
  • Come to Jesus.
  • 00:37:31.050 --> 00:37:32.090
  • He specializes in damaged goods.
  • 00:37:32.090 --> 00:37:34.200
  • By the way, telling people about
  • 00:37:34.200 --> 00:37:35.270
  • Jesus is the easiest thing
  • 00:37:35.270 --> 00:37:36.280
  • in the whole wide world.
  • 00:37:36.280 --> 00:37:37.290
  • I mean, I'm in Seattle and every
  • 00:37:37.290 --> 00:37:39.000
  • single person I invite to church
  • 00:37:39.000 --> 00:37:40.170
  • turns up.
  • 00:37:40.170 --> 00:37:41.170
  • I mean, we're--it's the easiest
  • 00:37:41.170 --> 00:37:42.160
  • thing.
  • 00:37:42.160 --> 00:37:43.200
  • Every night in Los Angeles, on
  • 00:37:43.200 --> 00:37:44.230
  • Wednesday nights, I don't know,
  • 00:37:44.230 --> 00:37:46.070
  • 70 people a night raise their
  • 00:37:46.070 --> 00:37:48.050
  • hand, "I wanna follow Jesus."
  • 00:37:48.050 --> 00:37:49.150
  • People are--they want our story.
  • 00:37:49.150 --> 00:37:51.150
  • We just gotta get the story out
  • 00:37:51.150 --> 00:37:53.060
  • for what it is.
  • 00:37:53.060 --> 00:37:54.050
  • It's not fire insurance.
  • 00:37:54.050 --> 00:37:55.120
  • It's a romantic relationship
  • 00:37:55.120 --> 00:37:57.130
  • with the creator of heaven and
  • 00:37:57.130 --> 00:37:58.120
  • earth who loves us
  • 00:37:58.120 --> 00:37:59.100
  • unconditionally.
  • 00:37:59.100 --> 00:38:00.120
  • Where can you find that
  • 00:38:00.120 --> 00:38:01.050
  • anywhere?
  • 00:38:01.050 --> 00:38:02.010
  • Nowhere but Jesus.
  • 00:38:02.010 --> 00:38:04.050
  • So I'm just, I'm pumped to tell
  • 00:38:04.050 --> 00:38:06.100
  • people our story.
  • 00:38:06.100 --> 00:38:07.200
  • It's God's story.
  • 00:38:07.200 --> 00:38:08.200
  • It's a story of love and grace
  • 00:38:08.200 --> 00:38:09.220
  • and mercy and belonging and
  • 00:38:09.220 --> 00:38:11.270
  • invitation and welcome.
  • 00:38:11.270 --> 00:38:13.080
  • And how did we make it negative?
  • 00:38:13.080 --> 00:38:15.140
  • How did that happen?
  • 00:38:15.140 --> 00:38:16.070
  • My word!
  • 00:38:16.070 --> 00:38:17.200
  • - Matt: I don't know.
  • 00:38:17.200 --> 00:38:18.110
  • Okay, let me reset.
  • 00:38:18.110 --> 00:38:20.080
  • We are in Brooklyn, New York.
  • 00:38:20.080 --> 00:38:22.010
  • "Praise" is coming to you.
  • 00:38:22.010 --> 00:38:24.030
  • This is Judah Smith.
  • 00:38:24.030 --> 00:38:25.150
  • Judah, we might be introducing
  • 00:38:25.150 --> 00:38:27.090
  • you to a few people.
  • 00:38:27.090 --> 00:38:28.240
  • You're a main speaker in a lot
  • 00:38:28.240 --> 00:38:30.110
  • of things, a lot of Hillsong
  • 00:38:30.110 --> 00:38:31.180
  • Conferences.
  • 00:38:31.180 --> 00:38:32.100
  • Amazing church in Seattle.
  • 00:38:32.100 --> 00:38:33.250
  • Amazing work happening in
  • 00:38:33.250 --> 00:38:35.140
  • Hollywood, California.
  • 00:38:35.140 --> 00:38:36.280
  • Okay, what is your--give us a
  • 00:38:36.280 --> 00:38:39.000
  • couple of minutes of your story,
  • 00:38:39.000 --> 00:38:40.250
  • though.
  • 00:38:40.250 --> 00:38:41.150
  • Where did you come from?
  • 00:38:41.150 --> 00:38:43.020
  • - Judah: So I've been a pastor
  • 00:38:43.020 --> 00:38:44.060
  • for 17 years, married 16 years,
  • 00:38:44.060 --> 00:38:46.270
  • have 3 kids.
  • 00:38:46.270 --> 00:38:48.120
  • Live in Seattle and in L.A.
  • 00:38:48.120 --> 00:38:50.080
  • I'm a man of two cities.
  • 00:38:50.080 --> 00:38:51.180
  • And yeah, that's life.
  • 00:38:51.180 --> 00:38:53.230
  • I love life.
  • 00:38:53.230 --> 00:38:54.150
  • I love the Seahawks.
  • 00:38:54.150 --> 00:38:56.030
  • That's God's favorite sports
  • 00:38:56.030 --> 00:38:57.100
  • team in the whole wide world, in
  • 00:38:57.100 --> 00:38:58.150
  • case you didn't know that.
  • 00:38:58.150 --> 00:38:59.170
  • I get to be the Chaplain of the
  • 00:38:59.170 --> 00:39:00.220
  • Seahawks.
  • 00:39:00.220 --> 00:39:01.200
  • We're gonna win the Super Bowl
  • 00:39:01.200 --> 00:39:02.180
  • this year.
  • 00:39:02.180 --> 00:39:03.130
  • I don't know if you--I'd like to
  • 00:39:03.130 --> 00:39:04.140
  • announce publicly on TBN we're
  • 00:39:04.140 --> 00:39:05.130
  • winning the Super Bowl.
  • 00:39:05.130 --> 00:39:06.230
  • But, yeah, and I love golf.
  • 00:39:07.050 --> 00:39:10.050
  • Yeah, that's right.
  • 00:39:10.050 --> 00:39:11.220
  • - Matt: The Legion of Boom is
  • 00:39:11.220 --> 00:39:13.040
  • back.
  • 00:39:13.040 --> 00:39:14.000
  • - Judah: He is.
  • 00:39:14.000 --> 00:39:15.060
  • - Matt: Hey, by the way, we've
  • 00:39:15.060 --> 00:39:16.240
  • never met so we're meeting for
  • 00:39:16.240 --> 00:39:19.170
  • the first time, which is very
  • 00:39:19.170 --> 00:39:20.260
  • unusual.
  • 00:39:20.260 --> 00:39:21.200
  • Not often, not often with the
  • 00:39:21.260 --> 00:39:24.260
  • cameras rolling, not often, I'm
  • 00:39:24.260 --> 00:39:26.080
  • not sure, I'm not sure this ever
  • 00:39:26.080 --> 00:39:28.120
  • happened to me.
  • 00:39:28.120 --> 00:39:30.020
  • As much as we've been on--I'm
  • 00:39:30.020 --> 00:39:31.180
  • not sure this has ever happened
  • 00:39:31.180 --> 00:39:32.270
  • to me, but it's cool.
  • 00:39:32.270 --> 00:39:34.000
  • Behind us, in just a moment,
  • 00:39:34.000 --> 00:39:36.120
  • just in case you just tuned in,
  • 00:39:36.120 --> 00:39:37.280
  • we want you to know that this is
  • 00:39:38.010 --> 00:39:41.010
  • Hillsong Conference
  • 00:39:41.010 --> 00:39:42.240
  • right behind us.
  • 00:39:42.240 --> 00:39:43.250
  • Judah Smith, one of the main
  • 00:39:43.250 --> 00:39:44.230
  • speakers.
  • 00:39:44.230 --> 00:39:45.220
  • Would you just lead people to
  • 00:39:45.220 --> 00:39:47.010
  • Jesus in a way that your
  • 00:39:47.010 --> 00:39:49.170
  • generation is totally into it.
  • 00:39:49.170 --> 00:39:51.120
  • And there they are,
  • 00:39:51.120 --> 00:39:53.260
  • they're watching.
  • 00:39:53.260 --> 00:39:54.270
  • And they think you're different
  • 00:39:54.270 --> 00:39:56.090
  • and they're about to know that
  • 00:39:56.090 --> 00:39:58.240
  • you're--
  • 00:39:58.240 --> 00:39:59.180
  • - Judah: Well, mentally, maybe,
  • 00:39:59.180 --> 00:40:00.110
  • I dunno.
  • 00:40:00.110 --> 00:40:01.000
  • - Matt: There they are, right
  • 00:40:01.000 --> 00:40:02.020
  • there.
  • 00:40:02.020 --> 00:40:02.170
  • - Judah: Yeah, it's my favorite
  • 00:40:02.170 --> 00:40:03.220
  • thing to do in the whole wide
  • 00:40:03.220 --> 00:40:04.230
  • world and I think what's life
  • 00:40:04.230 --> 00:40:06.230
  • without relationship?
  • 00:40:06.230 --> 00:40:07.220
  • We just started a relationship
  • 00:40:07.220 --> 00:40:09.170
  • and a friendship and, if you
  • 00:40:09.170 --> 00:40:12.110
  • could, think of the most amazing
  • 00:40:12.110 --> 00:40:13.280
  • person in the world that you
  • 00:40:13.280 --> 00:40:15.070
  • could meet and what if you could
  • 00:40:15.070 --> 00:40:16.220
  • meet 'em and then actually have
  • 00:40:16.220 --> 00:40:17.230
  • a friendship with 'em?
  • 00:40:17.230 --> 00:40:18.240
  • Some maybe well-known person
  • 00:40:18.240 --> 00:40:20.130
  • that you love or you look up to
  • 00:40:20.130 --> 00:40:21.180
  • or someone who's, you know,
  • 00:40:21.180 --> 00:40:22.200
  • passed and gone in history
  • 00:40:22.200 --> 00:40:24.050
  • and to think, "Wow,
  • 00:40:24.050 --> 00:40:25.090
  • I could meet 'em.
  • 00:40:25.090 --> 00:40:26.170
  • That would be incredible."
  • 00:40:26.170 --> 00:40:27.170
  • But what if, what if there was a
  • 00:40:27.170 --> 00:40:29.220
  • creator, a creator of heaven and
  • 00:40:29.220 --> 00:40:31.100
  • earth, of everything we can see?
  • 00:40:31.100 --> 00:40:32.140
  • All of our five senses tell us
  • 00:40:32.140 --> 00:40:33.140
  • that we've been designed by this
  • 00:40:33.140 --> 00:40:35.280
  • intelligent being.
  • 00:40:35.280 --> 00:40:37.050
  • What if this almighty,
  • 00:40:37.050 --> 00:40:38.040
  • all-powerful being wanted to be
  • 00:40:38.040 --> 00:40:40.240
  • our closest friend?
  • 00:40:40.240 --> 00:40:42.070
  • Wanted to have the most
  • 00:40:42.070 --> 00:40:43.210
  • intimate, fun, exciting,
  • 00:40:43.210 --> 00:40:46.210
  • thrilling, challenging, wild
  • 00:40:46.210 --> 00:40:49.010
  • adventure with us for the rest
  • 00:40:49.010 --> 00:40:50.190
  • of our days on earth and into
  • 00:40:50.190 --> 00:40:51.270
  • eternity forever?
  • 00:40:51.270 --> 00:40:53.260
  • What if we had that option?
  • 00:40:53.260 --> 00:40:54.290
  • What if you could know him?
  • 00:40:54.290 --> 00:40:56.070
  • What if you could talk to him
  • 00:40:56.070 --> 00:40:57.040
  • anytime you wanted to?
  • 00:40:57.040 --> 00:40:58.020
  • What if you could laugh with
  • 00:40:58.020 --> 00:40:58.280
  • him, cry with him,
  • 00:40:58.280 --> 00:40:59.240
  • go to eat with him?
  • 00:40:59.240 --> 00:41:00.290
  • What if you could take him to
  • 00:41:00.290 --> 00:41:01.210
  • the movies?
  • 00:41:01.210 --> 00:41:02.130
  • What if you could have a
  • 00:41:02.130 --> 00:41:03.100
  • relationship with a perfect
  • 00:41:03.100 --> 00:41:04.180
  • being?
  • 00:41:04.180 --> 00:41:05.270
  • Who would love you endlessly,
  • 00:41:05.270 --> 00:41:07.130
  • relentlessly, unconditionally, a
  • 00:41:07.130 --> 00:41:09.080
  • being who would never let you
  • 00:41:09.080 --> 00:41:11.010
  • down, who would always be there,
  • 00:41:11.010 --> 00:41:12.180
  • never leave you nor forsake you?
  • 00:41:12.180 --> 00:41:13.290
  • What if you could have a
  • 00:41:13.290 --> 00:41:14.270
  • friendship like that?
  • 00:41:14.270 --> 00:41:16.120
  • I mean, who in the world doesn't
  • 00:41:16.120 --> 00:41:18.020
  • want a relationship like that?
  • 00:41:18.020 --> 00:41:19.190
  • I love my wife but she's not
  • 00:41:19.190 --> 00:41:21.090
  • that.
  • 00:41:21.090 --> 00:41:22.050
  • I've got some great friends.
  • 00:41:22.050 --> 00:41:23.250
  • Carl Lentz is one of them,
  • 00:41:23.250 --> 00:41:24.260
  • but he's not that.
  • 00:41:24.260 --> 00:41:26.190
  • The Bible actually tells us that
  • 00:41:26.190 --> 00:41:28.230
  • God is a relational being, that
  • 00:41:28.230 --> 00:41:31.120
  • we've actually been designed by
  • 00:41:31.120 --> 00:41:32.290
  • him for him.
  • 00:41:32.290 --> 00:41:34.210
  • That we are actually designed to
  • 00:41:34.210 --> 00:41:36.150
  • be his friends.
  • 00:41:36.150 --> 00:41:37.160
  • That is the primary purpose for
  • 00:41:37.160 --> 00:41:38.160
  • which we breathe and exist, is
  • 00:41:38.160 --> 00:41:39.270
  • to be friends with God.
  • 00:41:39.270 --> 00:41:42.140
  • I mean, when you've got
  • 00:41:42.140 --> 00:41:43.210
  • a friendship with God, you got
  • 00:41:43.210 --> 00:41:45.100
  • all the connections you'll ever
  • 00:41:45.100 --> 00:41:46.180
  • need.
  • 00:41:46.180 --> 00:41:47.180
  • And that friendship has been
  • 00:41:47.180 --> 00:41:49.060
  • revealed to us and demonstrated
  • 00:41:49.060 --> 00:41:50.200
  • to us in the person of Jesus.
  • 00:41:50.200 --> 00:41:52.290
  • He came and put on skin and
  • 00:41:52.290 --> 00:41:54.130
  • bone.
  • 00:41:54.130 --> 00:41:55.100
  • He literally took the lowly
  • 00:41:55.100 --> 00:41:56.160
  • state of a human being and he
  • 00:41:56.160 --> 00:41:58.110
  • walked amongst us and he talked
  • 00:41:58.110 --> 00:42:00.140
  • with us and he felt our plight
  • 00:42:00.140 --> 00:42:02.010
  • and our pain and our fragility
  • 00:42:02.010 --> 00:42:03.150
  • and our challenges and our
  • 00:42:03.150 --> 00:42:04.290
  • difficulties.
  • 00:42:04.290 --> 00:42:05.280
  • And he's the only one, by the
  • 00:42:05.280 --> 00:42:08.100
  • way, that can help me with my
  • 00:42:08.100 --> 00:42:09.120
  • sin.
  • 00:42:09.120 --> 00:42:10.050
  • You can't help me with my sin
  • 00:42:10.050 --> 00:42:11.070
  • because you have sin.
  • 00:42:11.070 --> 00:42:12.140
  • I can't help you with your sin
  • 00:42:12.140 --> 00:42:13.070
  • 'cause I got sin.
  • 00:42:13.070 --> 00:42:14.070
  • I'm trying to deal with my own
  • 00:42:14.070 --> 00:42:14.290
  • stuff.
  • 00:42:14.290 --> 00:42:15.270
  • And yet, Jesus, who knew no sin
  • 00:42:15.270 --> 00:42:17.170
  • became sin so that I might
  • 00:42:17.170 --> 00:42:18.270
  • become right in my relationship
  • 00:42:18.270 --> 00:42:21.070
  • with God forever and ever
  • 00:42:21.070 --> 00:42:22.140
  • without end.
  • 00:42:22.140 --> 00:42:23.150
  • And you know, by simply
  • 00:42:23.150 --> 00:42:24.130
  • believing in Jesus, who is God,
  • 00:42:24.130 --> 00:42:27.030
  • by simply believing in him,
  • 00:42:27.030 --> 00:42:28.280
  • you're forgiven forever.
  • 00:42:28.280 --> 00:42:31.090
  • Forever!
  • 00:42:31.090 --> 00:42:32.030
  • We know there's people question,
  • 00:42:32.030 --> 00:42:33.010
  • "Am I forgiven into the future?"
  • 00:42:33.010 --> 00:42:34.110
  • Well, of course, you are.
  • 00:42:34.110 --> 00:42:35.240
  • Jesus passed away 2.000 years
  • 00:42:35.240 --> 00:42:37.180
  • ago and was resurrected
  • 00:42:37.180 --> 00:42:38.220
  • 2.000 years ago.
  • 00:42:38.220 --> 00:42:39.280
  • So we know it's retroactive, but
  • 00:42:39.280 --> 00:42:42.060
  • we also know it's futuristic.
  • 00:42:42.060 --> 00:42:43.130
  • So his forgiveness works into
  • 00:42:43.130 --> 00:42:45.000
  • the future, which means I am
  • 00:42:45.000 --> 00:42:46.070
  • forgiven forever, past, present,
  • 00:42:46.070 --> 00:42:47.180
  • future.
  • 00:42:47.180 --> 00:42:48.140
  • I am in right relationship
  • 00:42:48.140 --> 00:42:49.180
  • with God forever and ever
  • 00:42:49.180 --> 00:42:51.000
  • without end.
  • 00:42:51.000 --> 00:42:51.180
  • He loves me, he's for me, and
  • 00:42:51.180 --> 00:42:53.210
  • right now he's smiling at me.
  • 00:42:53.210 --> 00:42:56.010
  • And I pray over my kids every
  • 00:42:56.010 --> 00:42:57.180
  • night when I pray with my 12-
  • 00:42:57.180 --> 00:42:58.160
  • and my 9- and my
  • 00:42:58.160 --> 00:43:00.110
  • 7-year-old, I said,
  • 00:43:00.110 --> 00:43:01.060
  • "God's smiling at you right now.
  • 00:43:01.060 --> 00:43:02.170
  • He's so proud of you and he
  • 00:43:02.170 --> 00:43:03.120
  • loves you so much."
  • 00:43:03.120 --> 00:43:04.140
  • And so I just wanna
  • 00:43:04.140 --> 00:43:05.270
  • encourage you today,
  • 00:43:05.270 --> 00:43:07.020
  • if you wanna know this Jesus and
  • 00:43:07.020 --> 00:43:09.000
  • I promise you the institution of
  • 00:43:09.000 --> 00:43:10.290
  • Christianity, that's not
  • 00:43:10.290 --> 00:43:12.290
  • what changes the world.
  • 00:43:12.290 --> 00:43:14.180
  • It's the person of Jesus
  • 00:43:14.180 --> 00:43:16.090
  • that changes us and changes
  • 00:43:16.090 --> 00:43:17.220
  • the world.
  • 00:43:17.220 --> 00:43:18.220
  • And all I am is a witness.
  • 00:43:18.220 --> 00:43:20.000
  • I'm just here today to tell you
  • 00:43:20.000 --> 00:43:21.020
  • I've seen something, I've
  • 00:43:21.020 --> 00:43:21.290
  • experienced something.
  • 00:43:21.290 --> 00:43:23.050
  • It's encountered me and it's
  • 00:43:23.050 --> 00:43:25.020
  • not an "it," it's a person.
  • 00:43:25.020 --> 00:43:26.090
  • His name is Jesus and he's
  • 00:43:26.090 --> 00:43:27.110
  • changed my life.
  • 00:43:27.110 --> 00:43:28.060
  • And he's the most important
  • 00:43:28.060 --> 00:43:29.110
  • relationship that I have.
  • 00:43:29.110 --> 00:43:30.150
  • And you can have that same
  • 00:43:30.150 --> 00:43:31.280
  • relationship.
  • 00:43:31.280 --> 00:43:32.240
  • How?
  • 00:43:32.240 --> 00:43:33.170
  • The Bible says, "For God so
  • 00:43:33.170 --> 00:43:34.190
  • loved the world that he gave his
  • 00:43:34.190 --> 00:43:35.150
  • only begotten Son that
  • 00:43:35.150 --> 00:43:36.130
  • whosoever," I can't believe
  • 00:43:36.130 --> 00:43:38.110
  • that, "whosoever would simply
  • 00:43:38.110 --> 00:43:40.110
  • believe in him, would not perish
  • 00:43:40.110 --> 00:43:41.280
  • but have everlasting life."
  • 00:43:41.280 --> 00:43:43.180
  • You simply believe.
  • 00:43:43.180 --> 00:43:45.060
  • You actually just go, "Okay, I
  • 00:43:45.060 --> 00:43:47.180
  • believe," and just like that,
  • 00:43:47.180 --> 00:43:49.070
  • you're his forever without end
  • 00:43:49.070 --> 00:43:51.010
  • and you have relationship
  • 00:43:51.010 --> 00:43:52.280
  • with him forever.
  • 00:43:52.280 --> 00:43:55.000
  • And it's just--I just can't
  • 00:43:55.000 --> 00:43:56.080
  • believe we get to do this and
  • 00:43:56.080 --> 00:43:58.150
  • we get to tell people about
  • 00:43:58.150 --> 00:43:59.140
  • this gift.
  • 00:43:59.140 --> 00:44:00.240
  • It's amazing, it's amazing.
  • 00:44:00.240 --> 00:44:02.270
  • - Matt: All you do is just
  • 00:44:02.270 --> 00:44:04.240
  • simply believe.
  • 00:44:04.240 --> 00:44:06.270
  • - Judah: Believe.
  • 00:44:06.270 --> 00:44:08.020
  • - Matt: That's it?
  • 00:44:08.020 --> 00:44:08.180
  • - Judah: Believe.
  • 00:44:08.180 --> 00:44:09.170
  • - Matt: We are right here in
  • 00:44:09.170 --> 00:44:10.080
  • Brooklyn, New York.
  • 00:44:10.080 --> 00:44:12.160
  • It is happening.
  • 00:44:12.160 --> 00:44:14.240
  • - Judah: As the Father sent me,
  • 00:44:14.240 --> 00:44:16.170
  • as God put on skin and bone and
  • 00:44:16.170 --> 00:44:19.040
  • became man, so now I am sending
  • 00:44:20.220 --> 00:44:23.220
  • you.
  • 00:44:23.220 --> 00:44:25.100
  • That sending is not safe.
  • 00:44:26.100 --> 00:44:29.100
  • Can we just agree on that?
  • 00:44:29.100 --> 00:44:30.120
  • It's not safe.
  • 00:44:30.120 --> 00:44:31.220
  • If you're looking for safety,
  • 00:44:31.220 --> 00:44:33.210
  • might I recommend another
  • 00:44:33.210 --> 00:44:36.170
  • Seriously, they're all manmade
  • 00:44:39.290 --> 00:44:41.090
  • but some of them do a much
  • 00:44:41.090 --> 00:44:43.210
  • better job appealing to
  • 00:44:43.210 --> 00:44:46.110
  • your soul's inherent desire
  • 00:44:46.110 --> 00:44:48.250
  • Jesus never--and I
  • 00:44:52.060 --> 00:44:53.250
  • wrestle with this as much as you
  • 00:44:53.250 --> 00:44:54.260
  • might be wrestling with this
  • 00:44:54.260 --> 00:44:55.240
  • right now.
  • 00:44:55.240 --> 00:44:56.150
  • You're, like, "Wow, I was really
  • 00:44:56.150 --> 00:44:57.070
  • looking forward to a really
  • 00:44:57.070 --> 00:44:58.060
  • great, funny, encouraging
  • 00:44:58.060 --> 00:44:59.080
  • message from Judah.
  • 00:45:00.220 --> 00:45:03.220
  • Can we have more jokes,
  • 00:45:03.220 --> 00:45:04.220
  • And then I love
  • 00:45:16.030 --> 00:45:17.150
  • the Thomas scene, don't you?
  • 00:45:17.150 --> 00:45:19.140
  • Because I could understand in
  • 00:45:19.140 --> 00:45:20.160
  • Jesus' appearance tour, like, he
  • 00:45:20.160 --> 00:45:22.190
  • set up schedules where you get
  • 00:45:22.190 --> 00:45:24.040
  • the most bang for your buck, you
  • 00:45:24.040 --> 00:45:25.050
  • get the most effective,
  • 00:45:25.050 --> 00:45:27.050
  • efficient appearance, right?
  • 00:45:27.050 --> 00:45:29.010
  • Like, if you're gonna appear,
  • 00:45:29.010 --> 00:45:29.250
  • appear to groups, groups, so we
  • 00:45:29.250 --> 00:45:31.250
  • can get groups moving in the
  • 00:45:31.250 --> 00:45:33.010
  • right direction to tell the
  • 00:45:33.010 --> 00:45:33.280
  • story of God.
  • 00:45:33.280 --> 00:45:34.210
  • But Jesus in his appearance
  • 00:45:34.210 --> 00:45:35.210
  • tour, which his time is limited,
  • 00:45:35.210 --> 00:45:37.010
  • he decides to appear to one hurt
  • 00:45:38.030 --> 00:45:41.030
  • disciple.
  • 00:45:41.030 --> 00:45:42.200
  • He walks through the walls and
  • 00:45:42.200 --> 00:45:44.000
  • he says--he's not here for
  • 00:45:44.000 --> 00:45:45.230
  • anybody else.
  • 00:45:45.230 --> 00:45:46.180
  • He's, like, "Thomas, I'm here."
  • 00:45:46.180 --> 00:45:48.270
  • And Thomas' explanation is
  • 00:45:48.270 --> 00:45:50.160
  • really interesting.
  • 00:45:50.160 --> 00:45:51.140
  • He says something like,
  • 00:45:51.140 --> 00:45:53.030
  • "God, my God.
  • 00:45:53.030 --> 00:45:54.200
  • My Lord my God."
  • 00:45:54.200 --> 00:45:56.140
  • Okay, that was
  • 00:45:56.140 --> 00:45:57.030
  • not, "My Lord, my God!
  • 00:45:57.030 --> 00:45:58.130
  • Ho, ho, it's so good to see you.
  • 00:45:58.130 --> 00:46:00.090
  • I've missed you so much.
  • 00:46:00.090 --> 00:46:02.110
  • Forget what I said previously."
  • 00:46:02.110 --> 00:46:04.030
  • No, it was, "Oh my God.
  • 00:46:04.030 --> 00:46:06.250
  • My Lord, I'm--I lost my way."
  • 00:46:07.190 --> 00:46:10.190
  • "I know, I love you.
  • 00:46:10.280 --> 00:46:13.280
  • Came to show myself to you
  • 00:46:13.280 --> 00:46:16.030
  • so that you too would believe
  • 00:46:16.030 --> 00:46:18.210
  • because we've got a mission
  • 00:46:18.210 --> 00:46:20.080
  • to be on."
  • 00:46:20.080 --> 00:46:22.030
  • And then, and then,
  • 00:46:22.030 --> 00:46:23.020
  • look how loving Jesus is.
  • 00:46:23.020 --> 00:46:24.120
  • He walks through walls, he--and
  • 00:46:24.120 --> 00:46:26.070
  • then he walks through
  • 00:46:26.070 --> 00:46:26.290
  • another wall for one person.
  • 00:46:26.290 --> 00:46:28.080
  • And then he makes breakfast.
  • 00:46:28.080 --> 00:46:29.170
  • Like, if I'm Jesus, I would come
  • 00:46:29.170 --> 00:46:30.290
  • at it from a totally different
  • 00:46:30.290 --> 00:46:32.070
  • angle, you know what I mean?
  • 00:46:33.040 --> 00:46:36.040
  • Like, I would--there would be
  • 00:46:36.040 --> 00:46:37.090
  • a lot more, like, just like
  • 00:46:37.090 --> 00:46:38.160
  • demonstration of how dumb
  • 00:46:38.160 --> 00:46:40.210
  • the disciples are, right?
  • 00:46:41.290 --> 00:46:44.290
  • But Jesus cooks food
  • 00:46:47.110 --> 00:46:50.110
  • to be there for his guys.
  • 00:46:50.110 --> 00:46:51.250
  • And he says, "Hey, it's--I
  • 00:46:51.250 --> 00:46:53.220
  • actually did what I said I was
  • 00:46:53.220 --> 00:46:54.170
  • gonna do."
  • 00:46:54.170 --> 00:46:55.120
  • And, interesting, the
  • 00:46:55.120 --> 00:46:58.080
  • three scenes that we're given,
  • 00:46:58.080 --> 00:47:00.060
  • every single one, there's a
  • 00:47:00.060 --> 00:47:02.030
  • consistent response.
  • 00:47:02.030 --> 00:47:04.230
  • Did you see it?
  • 00:47:04.230 --> 00:47:05.270
  • The first is glad, which means
  • 00:47:05.270 --> 00:47:07.020
  • they were gawking and gasping.
  • 00:47:07.020 --> 00:47:08.250
  • It literally means everyone in
  • 00:47:08.250 --> 00:47:10.050
  • the room sucked air at the
  • 00:47:10.050 --> 00:47:11.120
  • majesty and the beauty and the
  • 00:47:11.120 --> 00:47:13.070
  • fulfillment of the Messiah's
  • 00:47:13.070 --> 00:47:14.270
  • words.
  • 00:47:14.270 --> 00:47:15.280
  • They all went, "He's here.
  • 00:47:16.170 --> 00:47:19.170
  • Whoa."
  • 00:47:19.170 --> 00:47:20.280
  • Thomas went, "My Lord, my God."
  • 00:47:23.020 --> 00:47:26.020
  • And Peter and
  • 00:47:26.020 --> 00:47:27.010
  • the guys ate breakfast in
  • 00:47:27.010 --> 00:47:28.150
  • awkward awe and holy hush as
  • 00:47:28.150 --> 00:47:31.050
  • they ate and looked at him.
  • 00:47:31.050 --> 00:47:33.120
  • Over and over they just looked
  • 00:47:33.120 --> 00:47:34.160
  • at him and thought, "It's real.
  • 00:47:34.160 --> 00:47:36.140
  • This is real.
  • 00:47:36.140 --> 00:47:37.130
  • He's this amazing."
  • 00:47:38.050 --> 00:47:41.050
  • And I look at this,
  • 00:47:41.050 --> 00:47:42.070
  • and I think to myself,
  • 00:47:42.070 --> 00:47:43.130
  • "So what's gonna be the answer
  • 00:47:43.130 --> 00:47:45.070
  • and the antidote for you and I
  • 00:47:45.070 --> 00:47:46.200
  • not to leave here and look for
  • 00:47:46.270 --> 00:47:49.270
  • the 'safe' life?"
  • 00:47:49.270 --> 00:47:51.200
  • The problem with looking for the
  • 00:47:51.200 --> 00:47:53.020
  • safe life with Jesus is, as you
  • 00:47:53.020 --> 00:47:54.150
  • do, as you do, you're gonna be
  • 00:47:54.150 --> 00:47:56.250
  • perpetually frustrated.
  • 00:47:56.250 --> 00:47:58.270
  • Well, just, can I warn you?
  • 00:47:58.270 --> 00:48:01.160
  • You're gonna have your moments
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  • going forward.
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  • You're gonna wrestle with this.
  • 00:48:04.200 --> 00:48:05.120
  • We're so inundated with the
  • 00:48:05.120 --> 00:48:06.110
  • concepts of safety and
  • 00:48:06.110 --> 00:48:07.250
  • protection.
  • 00:48:07.250 --> 00:48:09.040
  • I had an amazing pastor
  • 00:48:09.040 --> 00:48:10.120
  • recently, or yesterday, who told
  • 00:48:10.120 --> 00:48:12.100
  • me she got in a bicycle accident
  • 00:48:12.100 --> 00:48:13.100
  • and so she was pleading with me
  • 00:48:13.100 --> 00:48:14.210
  • to wear my bike helmet and I'm,
  • 00:48:14.210 --> 00:48:15.290
  • like, "I probably should.
  • 00:48:15.290 --> 00:48:17.250
  • Like, it's just this whole
  • 00:48:17.250 --> 00:48:18.270
  • movement with seatbelts and
  • 00:48:18.270 --> 00:48:21.030
  • helmets and I applaud all of it.
  • 00:48:21.030 --> 00:48:24.000
  • But it is sometimes kind of has
  • 00:48:24.160 --> 00:48:27.160
  • a humor to it, doesn't it?
  • 00:48:27.160 --> 00:48:30.060
  • We're fickle little creatures.
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  • Strap on our helmets, buckle in.
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  • "I'm good.
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  • Deadbolt.
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  • Everything's gonna be fine."
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  • We're smarter than that.
  • 00:48:41.090 --> 00:48:44.090
  • The safe life's overrated,
  • 00:48:44.090 --> 00:48:45.210
  • you know?
  • 00:48:45.210 --> 00:48:47.290
  • But look how easy it is to
  • 00:48:47.290 --> 00:48:49.090
  • settle back in behind
  • 00:48:49.090 --> 00:48:50.210
  • locked doors.
  • 00:48:50.210 --> 00:48:52.030
  • Safety mechanisms,
  • 00:48:52.030 --> 00:48:53.200
  • I only see what I believe.
  • 00:48:53.200 --> 00:48:55.070
  • and what's safe.
  • 00:48:57.270 --> 00:49:00.140
  • Which one do you relate to and
  • 00:49:00.140 --> 00:49:02.000
  • what's gonna be the antidote
  • 00:49:02.000 --> 00:49:04.020
  • so you don't fall prey
  • 00:49:04.020 --> 00:49:04.250
  • I think we need to recover
  • 00:49:07.180 --> 00:49:10.180
  • something about our God.
  • 00:49:11.200 --> 00:49:14.200
  • I think we've got to
  • 00:49:14.200 --> 00:49:17.030
  • continually, perpetually
  • 00:49:17.030 --> 00:49:19.190
  • recover awe.
  • 00:49:19.190 --> 00:49:22.060
  • I think awe is underrated in our
  • 00:49:22.120 --> 00:49:25.120
  • relationship with God.
  • 00:49:25.120 --> 00:49:27.180
  • Look at the awe all three groups
  • 00:49:28.020 --> 00:49:31.020
  • had--Thomas, in his case, one
  • 00:49:31.020 --> 00:49:33.060
  • man, they all--there was this
  • 00:49:33.060 --> 00:49:35.170
  • holy fear and that word "fear"
  • 00:49:35.170 --> 00:49:37.280
  • in the Hebrew, in the Greek,
  • 00:49:37.280 --> 00:49:39.230
  • it communicates not terror and
  • 00:49:39.230 --> 00:49:42.200
  • worry of pain or lack of safety,
  • 00:49:42.200 --> 00:49:43.280
  • but it's this overwhelming
  • 00:49:43.280 --> 00:49:45.230
  • majestic essence of God that
  • 00:49:45.230 --> 00:49:48.100
  • comes to the forefront of our
  • 00:49:48.100 --> 00:49:50.010
  • attention in our sight, in our
  • 00:49:50.010 --> 00:49:52.080
  • senses, and it dawns on us
  • 00:49:52.080 --> 00:49:54.140
  • that he is without peer.
  • 00:49:55.150 --> 00:49:58.150
  • That he is God.
  • 00:49:59.160 --> 00:50:02.160
  • And beside him, there is no one
  • 00:50:02.160 --> 00:50:05.000
  • even close, that he speaks and
  • 00:50:06.070 --> 00:50:09.070
  • galaxies and solar systems and
  • 00:50:09.070 --> 00:50:11.170
  • planets and milky ways
  • 00:50:11.170 --> 00:50:13.270
  • respond to his declaration.
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  • He's not safe.
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  • Listen to me, church.
  • 00:50:19.140 --> 00:50:21.160
  • He's not safe.
  • 00:50:21.160 --> 00:50:23.080
  • If you're looking for a safe
  • 00:50:23.080 --> 00:50:24.140
  • God, that's kind of ironic,
  • 00:50:24.230 --> 00:50:27.230
  • isn't it?
  • 00:50:27.230 --> 00:50:29.000
  • You're looking for a safe God as
  • 00:50:30.100 --> 00:50:33.100
  • we, in our western civilization,
  • 00:50:33.100 --> 00:50:36.080
  • define safety,
  • 00:50:36.080 --> 00:50:37.200
  • how fickle is that?
  • 00:50:37.200 --> 00:50:39.040
  • No, I will not make God
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  • in my own image.
  • 00:50:40.160 --> 00:50:41.210
  • I am made in his image.
  • 00:50:43.090 --> 00:50:46.090
  • And there is something in you
  • 00:50:46.090 --> 00:50:48.160
  • and there's something in me that
  • 00:50:48.160 --> 00:50:50.060
  • was that was wired and designed
  • 00:50:50.060 --> 00:50:52.090
  • not for the road
  • 00:50:52.090 --> 00:50:54.020
  • that's always traveled.
  • 00:50:54.020 --> 00:50:55.210
  • There's something inside of you,
  • 00:50:55.210 --> 00:50:56.260
  • sir.
  • 00:50:56.260 --> 00:50:57.260
  • God is asking you to step out
  • 00:50:57.260 --> 00:50:59.110
  • and start that church.
  • 00:50:59.110 --> 00:51:01.130
  • He's asking you to step out,
  • 00:51:01.130 --> 00:51:03.080
  • young lady, and start
  • 00:51:03.080 --> 00:51:04.200
  • that business.
  • 00:51:04.200 --> 00:51:06.030
  • And what's holding you back
  • 00:51:06.030 --> 00:51:07.210
  • is an illusion called safety.
  • 00:51:07.210 --> 00:51:10.160
  • I'm over safety.
  • 00:51:10.160 --> 00:51:12.030
  • It's not real anyways.
  • 00:51:12.030 --> 00:51:13.280
  • Only God is sure and only God
  • 00:51:13.280 --> 00:51:16.060
  • is secure.
  • 00:51:18.190 --> 00:51:21.190
  • Ha-ha!
  • 00:51:21.190 --> 00:51:23.290
  • If any man desires to come after
  • 00:51:23.290 --> 00:51:26.210
  • me, let him let go of his life
  • 00:51:27.040 --> 00:51:30.040
  • and all the trinkets and toys
  • 00:51:30.040 --> 00:51:31.190
  • he thinks he needs and the
  • 00:51:31.190 --> 00:51:33.090
  • illusions of safety and grandeur
  • 00:51:33.090 --> 00:51:35.240
  • and opulence and fame and
  • 00:51:35.240 --> 00:51:38.020
  • fortune.
  • 00:51:38.020 --> 00:51:39.000
  • Let it go.
  • 00:51:39.000 --> 00:51:40.000
  • Let it go.
  • 00:51:40.000 --> 00:51:41.020
  • And follow after me, Jesus says.
  • 00:51:42.280 --> 00:51:45.280
  • I end with this.
  • 00:51:45.280 --> 00:51:48.000
  • As a little boy, I'll never
  • 00:51:48.000 --> 00:51:49.130
  • forget the first day I heard
  • 00:51:49.130 --> 00:51:51.170
  • the ocean.
  • 00:51:51.170 --> 00:51:53.180
  • I was a little boy.
  • 00:51:53.180 --> 00:51:54.160
  • I think I was 4 or 5 years old
  • 00:51:54.160 --> 00:51:56.010
  • but I remember it vividly.
  • 00:51:56.010 --> 00:51:57.110
  • I had a stuttering problem.
  • 00:51:57.110 --> 00:51:59.010
  • I've gotten over that and
  • 00:51:59.010 --> 00:52:00.060
  • haven't stopped talking since.
  • 00:52:00.060 --> 00:52:02.180
  • When I was a little boy, we were
  • 00:52:02.180 --> 00:52:04.010
  • staying in an RV.
  • 00:52:04.010 --> 00:52:05.040
  • We had no money.
  • 00:52:05.040 --> 00:52:06.170
  • My grandma was there, my dad's
  • 00:52:06.170 --> 00:52:08.140
  • mom, and I'm there.
  • 00:52:08.140 --> 00:52:10.050
  • And we got in late to the Oregon
  • 00:52:10.050 --> 00:52:11.220
  • coast on the West Coast
  • 00:52:11.220 --> 00:52:13.070
  • United States of America.
  • 00:52:13.070 --> 00:52:14.140
  • We got in late in the RV and we
  • 00:52:14.140 --> 00:52:16.120
  • all went to bed.
  • 00:52:16.120 --> 00:52:17.230
  • Dad was exhausted from driving
  • 00:52:17.230 --> 00:52:19.080
  • and said, "Kids, go to bed."
  • 00:52:19.080 --> 00:52:20.170
  • And I'm laying there and all of
  • 00:52:20.170 --> 00:52:22.100
  • a sudden I hear something deep.
  • 00:52:23.070 --> 00:52:26.070
  • I hear something with incredible
  • 00:52:26.070 --> 00:52:28.170
  • bass.
  • 00:52:28.170 --> 00:52:29.110
  • And it roars and it rumbles and
  • 00:52:29.110 --> 00:52:31.100
  • it rolls.
  • 00:52:31.100 --> 00:52:32.170
  • And I'm thinking,
  • 00:52:32.170 --> 00:52:33.060
  • "What is that?"
  • 00:52:33.060 --> 00:52:35.140
  • Whooo, whooo.
  • 00:52:35.210 --> 00:52:38.210
  • And I--we're all in the RV.
  • 00:52:38.210 --> 00:52:40.250
  • I said, "Dad!
  • 00:52:40.250 --> 00:52:41.270
  • Dad, w-what is that, Daddy?"
  • 00:52:44.100 --> 00:52:47.100
  • He said, "It's the ocean, son.
  • 00:52:47.100 --> 00:52:48.090
  • Go to sleep."
  • 00:52:48.090 --> 00:52:49.230
  • He's exhausted, you know.
  • 00:52:49.230 --> 00:52:51.010
  • "It's the ocean.
  • 00:52:57.130 --> 00:52:58.080
  • That's why it does it.
  • 00:52:58.080 --> 00:52:59.000
  • Go to sleep."
  • 00:52:59.000 --> 00:53:00.140
  • Grandma steps in.
  • 00:53:00.140 --> 00:53:02.070
  • She's, like, "Wendell, just go
  • 00:53:02.070 --> 00:53:03.100
  • to bed, I got this."
  • 00:53:03.100 --> 00:53:04.170
  • She says, "Sweetie,
  • 00:53:04.170 --> 00:53:05.200
  • that's the ocean.
  • 00:53:05.200 --> 00:53:07.120
  • We've told you about that."
  • 00:53:07.120 --> 00:53:08.170
  • I said, "Is it mad?
  • 00:53:08.270 --> 00:53:11.270
  • I'm scared, Grandma."
  • 00:53:11.270 --> 00:53:14.080
  • She says,
  • 00:53:14.080 --> 00:53:14.230
  • "You don't have to be scared.
  • 00:53:14.230 --> 00:53:16.130
  • It's big, it's beautiful,
  • 00:53:18.150 --> 00:53:20.140
  • and tomorrow I can't wait
  • 00:53:20.140 --> 00:53:22.070
  • to take you--" I said,
  • 00:53:22.070 --> 00:53:23.140
  • "I don't wanna go out there."
  • 00:53:23.140 --> 00:53:26.120
  • "No, we're gonna go get in
  • 00:53:26.120 --> 00:53:27.060
  • there."
  • 00:53:27.060 --> 00:53:27.270
  • "No, no, no, no, no."
  • 00:53:27.270 --> 00:53:29.170
  • For the first time, that--
  • 00:53:29.170 --> 00:53:31.090
  • my brain was trying to process
  • 00:53:31.090 --> 00:53:34.020
  • simply the power of his
  • 00:53:34.020 --> 00:53:35.270
  • creation, let alone the power
  • 00:53:36.220 --> 00:53:39.220
  • of the one who speaks words and
  • 00:53:39.220 --> 00:53:41.150
  • oceans come into existence.
  • 00:53:41.150 --> 00:53:44.090
  • Safety, who said anything
  • 00:53:44.090 --> 00:53:46.140
  • about safe?
  • 00:53:46.140 --> 00:53:47.200
  • But he's King and he's God and
  • 00:53:47.200 --> 00:53:50.140
  • he's Lord, and he's my Savior
  • 00:53:50.200 --> 00:53:53.200
  • and he's my Deliverer
  • 00:53:53.200 --> 00:53:55.010
  • and he's my Messiah and he's
  • 00:53:55.010 --> 00:53:56.290
  • everything I've ever wanted.
  • 00:53:56.290 --> 00:53:59.030
  • He is the love of my life.
  • 00:53:59.030 --> 00:54:00.250
  • He's the relationship
  • 00:54:00.250 --> 00:54:02.000
  • you've always dreamed of.
  • 00:54:02.000 --> 00:54:03.270
  • So as far as I'm concerned,
  • 00:54:03.270 --> 00:54:05.230
  • for me and my house, Lord,
  • 00:54:05.230 --> 00:54:07.260
  • I'm gonna follow you wherever
  • 00:54:07.260 --> 00:54:09.090
  • you want me to go.
  • 00:54:09.090 --> 00:54:10.210
  • Your kingdom come and your
  • 00:54:10.210 --> 00:54:12.180
  • will be done on earth
  • 00:54:12.180 --> 00:54:14.270
  • as it is heaven.
  • 00:54:14.270 --> 00:54:16.170
  • This life is short so, God,
  • 00:54:16.170 --> 00:54:18.220
  • we commit, Lord, to follow you,
  • 00:54:18.220 --> 00:54:21.020
  • Lord, wherever you want us to
  • 00:54:21.020 --> 00:54:22.130
  • go, to say whatever you want
  • 00:54:22.130 --> 00:54:24.030
  • us to say, to do whatever
  • 00:54:24.030 --> 00:54:25.290
  • you want us to do.
  • 00:54:25.290 --> 00:54:27.120
  • We love you, Jesus.
  • 00:54:27.120 --> 00:54:28.230
  • C'mon, you begin to open
  • 00:54:28.230 --> 00:54:29.190
  • up your mouth and tell him
  • 00:54:29.190 --> 00:54:31.070
  • that you're gonna follow him.
  • 00:54:31.070 --> 00:54:32.100
  • C'mon, your kingdom come
  • 00:54:32.100 --> 00:54:33.180
  • and your will be done.
  • 00:54:33.180 --> 00:54:35.010
  • and your will be done.
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  • [music
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  • [music]
  • 00:54:38.020 --> 00:54:44.060
  • [m
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  • 00:54:44.150 --> 00:54:52.030
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  • I stand upon the solid
  • 00:55:01.250 --> 00:55:04.250
  • This steadfast hope
  • 00:55:08.010 --> 00:55:09.200
  • shall not break apart
  • 00:55:09.200 --> 00:55:12.040
  • within the trial.
  • 00:55:12.040 --> 00:55:14.290
  • I am assured his promises
  • 00:55:15.110 --> 00:55:18.110
  • will never fail.
  • 00:55:18.160 --> 00:55:21.160
  • As long as life remains
  • 00:55:21.190 --> 00:55:24.190
  • he is faithful.
  • 00:55:25.150 --> 00:55:28.150
  • God is patient.
  • 00:55:28.240 --> 00:55:31.240
  • God is kind.
  • 00:55:32.040 --> 00:55:35.040
  • He does not envy.
  • 00:55:35.230 --> 00:55:38.230
  • He does not boast.
  • 00:55:39.040 --> 00:55:42.040
  • His ways are higher
  • 00:55:42.040 --> 00:55:44.130
  • than my own.
  • 00:55:44.130 --> 00:55:45.250
  • His thoughts consume
  • 00:55:45.250 --> 00:55:47.120
  • the great unknown.
  • 00:55:47.120 --> 00:55:50.100
  • Of this alone I am sure,
  • 00:55:50.210 --> 00:55:53.210
  • Of this alone I am sure,
  • 00:55:53.210 --> 00:55:58.280
  • [m
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  • 00:55:59.010 --> 00:56:08.040
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  • I draw my breath under
  • 00:56:12.000 --> 00:56:15.000
  • his created windswept sky.
  • 00:56:15.270 --> 00:56:18.270
  • I know my hope shall last
  • 00:56:19.050 --> 00:56:22.050
  • long after my flesh retires.
  • 00:56:22.250 --> 00:56:25.250
  • From dusk until the dawn
  • 00:56:25.250 --> 00:56:28.180
  • he calls his children home.
  • 00:56:30.040 --> 00:56:33.040
  • His righteous love
  • 00:56:33.040 --> 00:56:34.160
  • outlasts generations.
  • 00:56:36.160 --> 00:56:39.160
  • God is patient.
  • 00:56:40.030 --> 00:56:43.030
  • God is kind.
  • 00:56:43.140 --> 00:56:46.140
  • He does not envy.
  • 00:56:46.290 --> 00:56:49.290
  • He does not boast.
  • 00:56:50.090 --> 00:56:53.090
  • His ways are higher
  • 00:56:53.090 --> 00:56:55.230
  • than my own.
  • 00:56:55.230 --> 00:56:57.020
  • His thoughts consume
  • 00:56:57.020 --> 00:56:58.290
  • the great unknown.
  • 00:56:58.290 --> 00:57:01.190
  • Of this alone I am sure,
  • 00:57:02.010 --> 00:57:05.010
  • my God is love.
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  • He is Almighty God, Elohim.
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  • Maker of the earth.
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  • He is the Lord of hosts,
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  • heaven's King,
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  • God of endless worth.
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  • His kingdom stands
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  • above every power,
  • 00:57:36.030 --> 00:57:38.250
  • every living soul.
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  • His love is like the sun,
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  • ever true, shining over all.
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  • He is Almighty God, Elohim.
  • 00:57:50.120 --> 00:57:53.120
  • Maker of the earth.
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  • He is the Lord of hosts,
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  • heaven's King,
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  • God of endless worth.
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  • His kingdom stands
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  • above every power,
  • 00:58:05.150 --> 00:58:07.200
  • every living soul.
  • 00:58:07.200 --> 00:58:09.280
  • His love is like the sun,
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  • ever true, shining over all.
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  • God is patient.
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  • God is kind.
  • 00:58:51.060 --> 00:58:54.060
  • He does not envy.
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  • He does not boast.
  • 00:58:58.020 --> 00:59:01.040
  • His ways are higher
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  • than my own.
  • 00:59:03.110 --> 00:59:05.000
  • His thoughts consume
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  • the great unknown.
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  • Of this alone I am sure,
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