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Praise | A.R. Bernard & Brian Houston | 6/8/18

Watch Praise | A.R. Bernard & Brian Houston | 6/8/18
June 8, 2018
57:30

A. R. Bernard hosts Brian Houston.

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  • - ANNOUNCER: TONIGHT FROM NEW YORK CITY,
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  • GLOBAL SENIOR PASTOR OF HILLSONG CHURCH
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  • BRIAN HOUSTON, AND PRESIDENT AND CEO OF
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  • CHRISTIAN CULTURAL CENTER
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  • DOCTOR A. R. BERNARD NEXT ON PRAISE.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - A. R. BERNARD: OH, PRAISE THE LORD.
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  • I AM A. R. BERNARD.
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  • I'M GLAD TO BE WITH YOU, AND WE'VE GOT A GREAT
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  • PROGRAM AHEAD OF YOU.
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  • WELCOME OF COURSE TO TBN PRAISE THE LORD PROGRAM.
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  • WE'VE GOT A GREAT GUEST THIS EVENING, A GENTLEMAN
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  • THAT I'VE KNOWN AND WATCHED FOR MORE THAN 20
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  • YEARS, AND TO SEE HIM BECOME A GLOBAL SENIOR
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  • PASTOR I'M PROUD OF HIM, AND ALSO THE IMPACT THAT
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  • HE'S HAD ON THE WORLD OF CHRISTENDOM AND THE
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  • SECULAR WORLD AS WELL.
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  • SO IT IS GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO HAVE FUN.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME CONVERSATION, AND OUR
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  • THEME TONIGHT IS RENEWING YOUR MIND.
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  • HOW MANY CAN GO FOR THAT?
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • I THINK SO.
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  • SO ACCORDING TO THE APOSTLE PAUL THAT'S HOW
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  • WE'RE TRANSFORMED, RIGHT?
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  • BY THE RENEWING OF OUR MIND.
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  • SO WE'RE GOING TO GO TO A VIDEO CLIP INTRODUCTION,
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  • AND WE'RE GOOD.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - HILLSONG CHURCH HAS MADE ITS PURPOSE TO REACH
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  • AND INFLUENCE THE WORLD BY BUILDING A CHRIST
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  • CENTERED, BIBLE BASED CHURCH.
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  • WITH A HEART FOR WORSHIP, GLOBAL SENIOR PASTOR
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  • PRESIDENT OF HILLSONG MUSIC, HILLSONG COLLEGE,
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  • AND HILLSONG CHANNEL BRIAN HOUSTON HAS SET OUT
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  • TO RENEW THE MINDS OF THE LOST AND HOPELESS WITH
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  • THE MESSAGE AND LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • BRIAN'S INFECTIOUS LOVE FOR PEOPLE REACHES
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  • MILLIONS WEEKLY THROUGH BRIAN HOUSTON TV AND TENS
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  • OF THOUSANDS ANNUALLY AT HILLSONG CONFERENCES IN
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  • SYDNEY, LONDON, AND THE UNITED STATES.
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  • PASTOR HOUSTON IS AN INTERNATIONAL BEST
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  • SELLING AUTHOR AND WANTS TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WHEN
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  • THE WORLD SAYS YOU CAN'T, GOD SAYS YOU CAN WITH HIS
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  • NEW BOOK THERE IS MORE.
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  • TODAY ON PRAISE, PASTOR BRIAN WILL OFFER INSIGHTS
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  • TO RENEWING YOUR MIND AND LIVE OUT THE PURPOSEFUL
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  • DREAMS GOD HAS FOR YOU.
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  • PLEASE WELCOME BRIAN HOUSTON.
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  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
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  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
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  • - SO LEADER OF, IN FACT THE PRESIDENT OF
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  • LEADERSHIP COLLEGE, PRESIDENT OF HILLSONG
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  • MUSIC, PRESIDENT OF HILLSONG TV.
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  • - BRIAN HOUSTON: CHANNEL.
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  • - AUTHOR.
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  • GLOBAL SENIOR PASTOR.
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  • ALL OF THAT.
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  • BUT I KNOW YOU AS BRIAN HOUSTON.
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  • - EXACTLY.
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  • - AN INCREDIBLY ANOINTING MAN THAT
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  • STARTED, GOSH, MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO OVER TIME.
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  • SMALL, AND NOW GOD HAS JUST BLESSED YOU AND
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  • INCREASED YOU.
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  • TELL US ABOUT THE BEGINNING.
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  • - THAT'S WHAT LONGEVITY DOES, DOESN'T IT?
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  • IF WE KEEP DOING WHAT WE'RE DOING LONG ENOUGH,
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  • IT'S AMAZING WHERE WE END UP.
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  • SIMILAR STORY FOR YOU.
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  • BUT OUR BEGINNINGS WERE VERY SMALL I'LL BE
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  • HONEST WITH YOU.
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  • WE STARTED RIGHT ON THE FRINGE OF THE CITY OF
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  • SYDNEY IN AUSTRALIA.
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  • IN THOSE DAYS, IT WAS RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF THE
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  • RURAL AREA.
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  • AND WE STARTED IN A TINY LITTLE SCHOOL HALL,
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  • AND OUR START WAS VERY INGLORIOUS.
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  • THE VERY FIRST SUNDAY WE WERE EXCITED.
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  • WE THOUGHT WE HAD REVIVAL BECAUSE 70 PEOPLE TURNED UP.
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  • 7-0.
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  • AND THE SECOND WEEK THERE WAS 65.
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  • AND THE THIRD WEEK THERE WERE 53, AND THE 4TH WEEK
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  • THERE WERE 45.
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  • AND I WORKED OUT THERE IN FOUR AND A HALF MORE WEEKS
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  • THERE WOULD BE NO MORE PEOPLE.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • THAT'S A TRUE STORY.
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  • AND SO AFTER THAT WE STARTED TO SEE PEOPLE
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  • GIVE THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST, AND IT'S BEEN A
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  • MIRACLE STORY.
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  • BUT OUR BEGINNINGS WERE VERY, VERY HUMBLE.
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  • AND IT'S AMAZING YOU LOOK AT SOMETHING LIKE
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  • HILLSONG NOW AND OBVIOUSLY IT'S GLOBAL AND
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  • IT IS BROAD AND IT'S BIG, AND IT CAN FEEL LIKE ALL
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  • OF THAT HAPPENED IN SUCH A SHORT TIME BUT IT
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  • REALLY HAS BEEN 30, 35 YEARS REALLY OF JUST
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  • STEADY BUILDING, STEADY BUILDING, TWO STEPS
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  • FORWARD, ONE STEP BACKWARDS, TWO STEPS
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  • FORWARD, ONE STEP BACKWARDS, AND LIKE I
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  • SAID YOU KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING LONG ENOUGH,
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  • AND IT'S AMAZING WHAT GOD CAN DO.
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  • - I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
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  • BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE COME AND THEY SEE LARGE
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  • MINISTRIES AND THEY ACT LIKE THAT HAPPENED
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  • OVERNIGHT NOT REALIZING, YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO
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  • THE KINGDOM EVERYTHING BEGINS IN SEED FORM AND
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  • THEN GROWS INTO AN EXPERIENCE.
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  • - EXACTLY.
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  • - AND IT HAS GROWN INTO AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE.
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  • YOU HAVE IMPACTED LIVES AROUND THE WORLD AND AS A
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  • GLOBAL SENIOR PASTOR, YOU'VE ESTABLISHED
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  • MINISTRIES IN KEY CITIES AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • WAS THAT A SPECIFIC STRATEGY THAT YOU HAD?
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  • - YOU KNOW, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN INSPIRED BY BIG
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  • CITIES, AND NOT NECESSARILY THE BIBLE BELT CITIES.
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  • THE CITIES MAY BE THE TOUGHEST MOST DIFFICULT
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  • WHERE CHURCHES DON'T NECESSARILY FLOURISH, AND
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  • FOR WHATEVER REASON GOD HAS BLESSED US IN PLACES
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  • LIKE NEW YORK CITY AND LONDON AND BARCELONA AND
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  • FRANCE AND PARIS AND OTHER CITIES LIKE THAT
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  • ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • AND I CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN IT MYSELF TO BE HONEST.
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  • I JUST THINK IT'S A GRACE.
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  • GOD'S GRACED IT FOR US.
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  • WE TEND TO REACH A YOUNGER DEMOGRAPHIC, SO I
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  • GUESS IT'S JUST MY YOUTHFULNESS, BUT WE
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  • TEND TO HAVE A YOUNGER DEMOGRAPHIC THAN
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  • MOST CHURCHES.
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  • WE JUST LOVE WHAT WE DO, BUT I'VE ALWAYS HAD THIS
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  • THING ABOUT REACHING INFLUENTIAL CITIES, CITIES
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  • OF INFLUENCE THAT FROM THERE WE CAN HAVE AN
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  • INFLUENCE BEYOND.
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  • - BUT THE THING ABOUT IT IS NOT EVERY MODEL OF
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  • MINISTRY FITS EVERYWHERE.
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  • - RIGHT.
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  • - ALL MINISTRY IS CONTEXTUAL.
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  • DEPENDS ON THE CONTEXT YOU'RE IN, THE
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  • DEMOGRAPHICS YOU'RE IN, BUT YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO
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  • SUCCESSFULLY PLANT A HILLSONG MODEL BECAUSE
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  • HILLSONG IS A MODEL OF MINISTRY.
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  • IT IS A FRAMEWORK.
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  • YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY TRANSFER
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  • THAT FROM AUSTRALIA TO MAJOR CITIES
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  • AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • I UNDERSTAND GOD'S ANOINTING UPON YOUR LIFE.
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  • I ATTEST TO THAT, BUT CAN YOU IDENTIFY SOMETHING
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  • SPECIFIC ABOUT YOUR MODEL?
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  • - NO.
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  • EXCEPT FOR WE DARE TO BE OURSELVES WHEREVER WE GO,
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  • AND IT'S AMAZING TO ME.
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  • YOU CAN GO TO KIEV, AND THERE'S A COUPLE OF
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  • THOUSAND PEOPLE THERE, TOTALLY DIFFERENT
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  • LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, TOTALLY DIFFERENT PLACE
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  • OBVIOUSLY, AND ALSO A PLACE ON THE EDGE OF WAR,
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  • AND YET YOU GO INTO CHURCH AND YOU FEEL THE
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  • SAME SPIRIT, THE SAME DYNAMIC, THEY'RE SINGING
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  • THE SAME SONGS EXCEPT IN A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE.
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  • YOU LOOK AT THE PEOPLE, AND WE REALLY ARE
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  • REACHING THE SAME DEMOGRAPHIC OF PEOPLE.
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  • AND SO I THINK WE JUST DARED TO BE OURSELVES,
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  • AND NOT BEING SQUEEZED INTO THE MOLD THAT OTHER
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  • PEOPLE AT TIMES TRY TO SQUEEZE US INTO,
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  • SO IN OTHER WORDS -- - BUT YOU'VE DONE THAT
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  • THAT SUCCESSFULLY.
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  • I'M SORRY TO CUT YOU OFF.
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  • BUT WE'RE GOING TO GO TO A VIDEO CLIP OF
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  • YOU PREACHING.
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  • ALL RIGHT.
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  • LET'S GO TO THAT.
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  • - DON'T BE OLD IN YOUR THINKING.
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  • DON'T BELIEVE YOU CAN'T CHANGE.
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  • OF COURSE YOU CAN CHANGE.
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  • WHERE THERE'S LIFE, THERE'S HOPE.
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  • GOD IS A GOD OF TRANSFORMATION.
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  • GOD IS A GOD OF CHANGE.
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  • HE HELPS US MOVE FORWARD.
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  • HE HELPS US BREAK THE CURSE.
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  • HE HELPS US SEE THINGS BEHIND.
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  • HE HELPS US BECOME NEW.
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  • HE HELPS US SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY.
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  • HE HELPS US TO STEP INTO THE TRANSFORMATION THAT
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  • HE HAS FOR OUR LIVES.
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  • THAT'S WHAT GOD WANTS FOR YOU, THAT YOU WON'T
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  • CONFORM, YOU'LL BE TRANSFORMED.
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  • CONFORM IS SUCH A WEEK WORD.
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  • TRANSFORM IS SUCH A POWERFUL WORD, THAT
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  • YOU'LL CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK.
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  • YOU'LL RENEW YOUR MIND.
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  • AMEN.
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  • THAT'S HOW WE CAN CHANGE.
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  • IT'S WHAT GOD WANTS FOR YOU.
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  • IT'S CALLED THE GOOD AND ACCEPTABLE AND PERFECT
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  • WILL OF GOD.
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  • THAT'S WHAT ACCEPTABLE BECAUSE IT LINES UP WITH
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  • THE INCREDIBLE IMMENSE PLANS GOD HAS FOR YOU.
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  • IT LINES UP WITH THE PERFECT WILL OF GOD.
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  • - I THINK THAT'S PART OF THE REASON -[APPLAUSE]
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  • AMEN.
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  • THAT MESSAGE THAT SPEAK ANYWHERE ON THIS PLANET
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  • BECAUSE PEOPLE WANT A BETTER LIFE.
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  • - YES, THEY DO.
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  • - THEY WANT TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO TO CHANGE
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  • THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES, CHANGE THEIR FUTURE OR
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  • EVEN KNOW HOW TO BETTER FACE THE CONTEXT THAT
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  • THEY'RE IN THAT CAN BE QUITE CHALLENGING.
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  • SO THAT'S INSPIRATIONAL.
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  • THAT'S ENCOURAGING.
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  • I THINK THAT'S THE BRIAN HOUSTON BRAND, ISN'T IT?
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  • CAN I USE THAT LANGUAGE, BRAND?
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • - I'M JUST LIKE YOU.
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  • YOU ARE GIFTED IN WHAT YOU DO.
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  • MORE GIFTED THAN MOST, AND WHEN YOU'RE LIVING
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  • INSIDE YOUR GIFT, IT'S JUST A JOY TO WATCH.
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  • I'VE OFTEN WATCHED YOU TEACH AND I THINK, HOW
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  • DOES IT DO THAT?
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  • BECAUSE YOU'RE SO PRECISE, SO ARTICULATE,
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  • AND GOT SUCH GREAT REVELATION.
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  • AND AS LONG AS YOU'RE INSIDE YOUR GIFT, GOD
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  • BLESSES YOU GREATLY, AND I FEEL LIKE ALL I CAN DO
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  • IS BE ME AS WELL.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - WELL, I WILL TELL YOU I APPRECIATE THE
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  • COMPLIMENT, BUT I'LL HATE ON YOU A LITTLE BIT.
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  • I'M NOT A GLOBAL SENIOR PASTOR YET.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:09:43.220 --> 00:09:45.150
  • I WANT THAT TO KIND OF RUB OFF ON ME JUST A
  • 00:09:45.170 --> 00:09:46.240
  • LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:09:46.260 --> 00:09:48.190
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:09:48.210 --> 00:09:51.200
  • I'VE BEEN TO THE HILLSONG CONFERENCES.
  • 00:09:51.220 --> 00:09:55.080
  • - YOU HAVE.
  • 00:09:55.100 --> 00:09:56.190
  • - YOU HAVE BLESSED ME TO INVITE ME TO COMMUNICATE.
  • 00:09:56.210 --> 00:09:59.210
  • THERE IS A SENSE OF EXCITEMENT.
  • 00:09:59.230 --> 00:10:03.060
  • IT'S A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT BEYOND JUST
  • 00:10:03.080 --> 00:10:05.220
  • THE PRAISE AND WORSHIP, THE COMMUNICATION OF THE
  • 00:10:05.240 --> 00:10:08.040
  • WORD, THE MESSAGES.
  • 00:10:08.060 --> 00:10:10.010
  • AND THAT LENDS ITSELF TO RENEWING OF THE MIND AS A
  • 00:10:10.030 --> 00:10:14.280
  • PROCESS BECAUSE WHEN I'VE ATTENDED IT SEEMED LIKE
  • 00:10:15.000 --> 00:10:18.100
  • YOU'VE SPECIFICALLY CHOSEN CERTAIN SPEAKERS
  • 00:10:18.120 --> 00:10:21.120
  • AND CERTAIN SUBJECT MATTER THAT SPEAKS
  • 00:10:21.140 --> 00:10:23.240
  • DIRECTLY TO THAT BRAND OF RENEWING YOUR MIND.
  • 00:10:23.260 --> 00:10:27.100
  • IS IT INTENTIONAL?
  • 00:10:27.120 --> 00:10:29.020
  • - I PUT A LOT OF THOUGHT, A LOT OF PRAYER
  • 00:10:29.040 --> 00:10:31.040
  • INTO WHO WE HAVE SPEAK AT CONFERENCE, AND I'VE
  • 00:10:31.060 --> 00:10:33.050
  • FOUND OFTEN TIMES WE DON'T ALWAYS PUT THE
  • 00:10:33.070 --> 00:10:36.050
  • PEOPLE TOGETHER THAT PEOPLE WOULD EXPECT US
  • 00:10:36.070 --> 00:10:37.160
  • TO PUT TOGETHER.
  • 00:10:37.180 --> 00:10:38.240
  • IN OTHER WORDS, WE'LL PUT PEOPLE WHO REPRESENT
  • 00:10:38.260 --> 00:10:41.030
  • DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND PUT
  • 00:10:41.050 --> 00:10:43.110
  • THEM ALL IN THE ONE PLACE TOGETHER.
  • 00:10:43.130 --> 00:10:44.230
  • YET IT ALWAYS SEEMS TO WORK.
  • 00:10:44.250 --> 00:10:46.270
  • AND SO WE DO.
  • 00:10:46.290 --> 00:10:48.130
  • WE HAVE A THEME FOR OUR CONFERENCE, AND WE DO
  • 00:10:48.150 --> 00:10:51.040
  • CLEARLY REALLY TAKE TIME AND PRAY ABOUT WHO WE'D
  • 00:10:51.060 --> 00:10:54.070
  • HAVE TO SPEAK.
  • 00:10:54.090 --> 00:10:55.170
  • BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY IF YOU'RE SPEAKING, I
  • 00:10:55.190 --> 00:10:57.290
  • DON'T TELL YOU WHAT TO SPEAK ON.
  • 00:10:58.010 --> 00:10:59.100
  • I JUST TRUST YOU.
  • 00:10:59.120 --> 00:11:00.280
  • I TRUST DOCTOR A. R. BERNARD
  • 00:11:01.000 --> 00:11:02.230
  • BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT YOU'VE GOT TO BRING
  • 00:11:02.250 --> 00:11:04.050
  • TO THE TABLE.
  • 00:11:04.070 --> 00:11:05.160
  • LOOK, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS IT'S NEVER GONE BADLY.
  • 00:11:05.180 --> 00:11:10.020
  • WE'VE ALWAYS HAD PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD AN IMPACT
  • 00:11:10.040 --> 00:11:12.290
  • AND MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:11:13.010 --> 00:11:14.140
  • - IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE IF WE WERE TO
  • 00:11:14.160 --> 00:11:18.180
  • CONTEXTUALIZE YOU, WOULD IT BE
  • 00:11:18.200 --> 00:11:20.180
  • CHARISMATIC, PENTECOSTAL?
  • 00:11:20.200 --> 00:11:23.170
  • I KNOW NON-DENOMINATIONAL, BUT
  • 00:11:23.190 --> 00:11:25.150
  • THERE'S A CERTAIN STYLE.
  • 00:11:25.170 --> 00:11:26.280
  • THERE'S A CERTAIN SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE THAT
  • 00:11:27.000 --> 00:11:29.090
  • ONE HAS IF THEY ATTEND A SERVICE WHERE YOU'RE
  • 00:11:29.110 --> 00:11:32.120
  • PREACHING OR THE WORSHIP TEAM IS MINISTERING.
  • 00:11:32.140 --> 00:11:36.200
  • - I GREW UP VERY MUCH IN A PENTECOSTAL HOME.
  • 00:11:36.220 --> 00:11:39.240
  • MY FATHER WAS A FULL ON PENTECOSTAL PREACHER.
  • 00:11:39.260 --> 00:11:42.160
  • HE WAS, I DON'T KNOW, MORE PENTECOSTAL THAN
  • 00:11:42.180 --> 00:11:45.070
  • ACTS 2, I THINK.
  • 00:11:45.090 --> 00:11:46.280
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:11:47.000 --> 00:11:48.140
  • SO THERE'S MY BACKGROUND.
  • 00:11:48.160 --> 00:11:50.140
  • TODAY, ESPECIALLY IN THE US I THINK PENTECOSTAL A
  • 00:11:50.160 --> 00:11:54.130
  • LOT OF PEOPLE SEE THAT AS BEING A PARTICULAR TYPE
  • 00:11:54.150 --> 00:11:56.220
  • OF DENOMINATION.
  • 00:11:56.240 --> 00:11:58.090
  • IT'S MORE OF A DENOMINATIONALISM SO TO
  • 00:11:58.110 --> 00:12:00.160
  • BE HONEST WE'RE NOT CLASSIC PENTECOSTAL.
  • 00:12:00.180 --> 00:12:03.050
  • CHARISMATIC, YES.
  • 00:12:03.070 --> 00:12:04.230
  • BELIEVE IN THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT, BELIEVE IN
  • 00:12:04.250 --> 00:12:06.230
  • THE FREEDOM OF THE SPIRIT, ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:12:06.250 --> 00:12:08.150
  • AND SO I WOULD DESCRIBE MYSELF IF I COULD AS
  • 00:12:08.170 --> 00:12:13.060
  • CONTEMPORARY CHURCH. I'D SAY IF I COULD BECAUSE
  • 00:12:13.080 --> 00:12:16.200
  • EVERY TIME WE'D PUT THAT IN WIKIPEDIA THAT WE'RE A
  • 00:12:16.220 --> 00:12:19.180
  • CONTEMPORARY CHURCH SOMEONE CHANGES IT BACK
  • 00:12:19.200 --> 00:12:21.270
  • AGAIN THAT WE'RE A PENTECOSTAL CHURCH.
  • 00:12:21.290 --> 00:12:25.100
  • - UNFORTUNATELY PEOPLE FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE
  • 00:12:25.120 --> 00:12:27.060
  • WHEN THEY CAN CATEGORIZE, CLASSIFY, OR LABEL YOU.
  • 00:12:27.080 --> 00:12:30.030
  • AND WHEN THEY CAN'T DO THAT, IT MAKES THEM
  • 00:12:30.050 --> 00:12:32.060
  • NERVOUS, AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND I LOVE MAKING
  • 00:12:32.080 --> 00:12:34.170
  • THEM NERVOUS.
  • 00:12:34.190 --> 00:12:35.260
  • [LAUGHTER] THAT'S WHAT WE DO.
  • 00:12:35.280 --> 00:12:36.280
  • AMEN.
  • 00:12:37.000 --> 00:12:38.110
  • BUT I ASK THAT BECAUSE TO SPEAK ABOUT RENEWING YOUR
  • 00:12:38.130 --> 00:12:43.120
  • MIND AS A THEME FOR MINISTRY IT SPEAKS BACK
  • 00:12:43.140 --> 00:12:46.080
  • 500 YEARS TO THE REFORMATION BECAUSE IT
  • 00:12:46.100 --> 00:12:51.150
  • WAS INTELLECTUALISM VERSUS RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:12:51.170 --> 00:12:53.260
  • PENTECOSTALISM, CHARISMATIC MOVEMENTS,
  • 00:12:53.280 --> 00:12:55.220
  • ALL THOSE THINGS WERE ABOUT EXPERIENCING GOD,
  • 00:12:55.240 --> 00:12:59.220
  • YOU KNOW, THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT AND SPEAKING
  • 00:12:59.240 --> 00:13:01.250
  • IN TONGUES AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS TO NOT SO
  • 00:13:01.270 --> 00:13:06.060
  • MUCH A NEGLECT BUT A MAKING INTELLECTUAL
  • 00:13:06.080 --> 00:13:10.230
  • DEVELOPMENT A SECOND CLASS CITIZEN.
  • 00:13:10.250 --> 00:13:12.280
  • BUT YOU BALANCE THAT BEAUTIFULLY, AND YOU SAY
  • 00:13:13.000 --> 00:13:16.130
  • THERE IS A NECESSITY FOR US TO CHANGE THE
  • 00:13:16.150 --> 00:13:18.150
  • WAY WE THINK.
  • 00:13:18.170 --> 00:13:19.230
  • - I BELIEVE THAT 100%.
  • 00:13:19.250 --> 00:13:21.150
  • AND IN FACT, IF YOU WERE TO ASK ME WHAT WERE MY
  • 00:13:21.170 --> 00:13:25.080
  • OBJECTIVES AND GOALS WERE WHEN WE PREACH AND TEACH
  • 00:13:25.100 --> 00:13:27.250
  • ASK LEAD OUR STAFF, IT WOULD BE TO HELP PEOPLE
  • 00:13:27.270 --> 00:13:30.170
  • TO CHANGE THE WAY THEY THINK AND RENEW THEIR MIND.
  • 00:13:30.190 --> 00:13:33.050
  • I LOVE THE FACT RENEWING YOUR MIND IS A JOB
  • 00:13:33.070 --> 00:13:36.070
  • NEVER DONE.
  • 00:13:36.090 --> 00:13:37.250
  • IT'S NEVER RENEWED.
  • 00:13:37.270 --> 00:13:39.040
  • IT'S ONGOING.
  • 00:13:39.060 --> 00:13:40.120
  • WE ARE RENEWING OUR MIND, AND I FEEL LIKE EVERY
  • 00:13:40.140 --> 00:13:43.060
  • TIME I SPEAK ON A SUNDAY OR A WEEKEND SERVICES
  • 00:13:43.080 --> 00:13:46.160
  • THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT'S ABOUT.
  • 00:13:46.180 --> 00:13:48.110
  • IT'S ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE TO TAKE ON THE THINKING
  • 00:13:48.130 --> 00:13:50.120
  • OF GOD'S WORD, LIVING ACCORD TO GO THE THINKING
  • 00:13:50.140 --> 00:13:54.230
  • OF GOD'S WORD, BUILDING IT INTO THEIR LIVES.
  • 00:13:54.250 --> 00:13:56.270
  • I'M VERY INTENTIONAL ABOUT SPEAKING TO
  • 00:13:56.290 --> 00:13:58.260
  • PEOPLE'S MONDAYS, NOT JUST THEIR SUNDAYS.
  • 00:13:58.280 --> 00:14:01.110
  • NOT JUST THEIR DEVOTIONAL LIFE BUT THEIR
  • 00:14:01.130 --> 00:14:02.260
  • VOCATIONAL LIFE.
  • 00:14:02.280 --> 00:14:04.160
  • AND TEACH IN A WAY THAT PEOPLE CAN BRING INTO THE
  • 00:14:04.180 --> 00:14:07.270
  • THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER IN LIFE, THEIR CHILDREN,
  • 00:14:07.290 --> 00:14:11.130
  • FAMILY, HOME, WORK, CAREER, BUSINESS, ET CETERA.
  • 00:14:11.150 --> 00:14:14.180
  • AND SO I FEEL LIKE WHEN WE SPEAK AND WE TEACH AND
  • 00:14:14.200 --> 00:14:18.170
  • WE USE THE WORD OF GOD, THE WHOLE IDEA IS TO
  • 00:14:18.190 --> 00:14:21.080
  • BRING TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE, AND
  • 00:14:21.100 --> 00:14:23.000
  • TRANSFORMATION STARTS OFTEN WITH OUR THINKING.
  • 00:14:23.020 --> 00:14:25.030
  • - I LIKE THAT.
  • 00:14:25.050 --> 00:14:26.010
  • I LIKE THAT.
  • 00:14:26.030 --> 00:14:27.090
  • TRANSFORMATION HAPPENS IN THE MIND, GOES TO THE
  • 00:14:27.110 --> 00:14:30.240
  • HEART, IT'S LIVED OUT IN THE LIFE.
  • 00:14:30.260 --> 00:14:33.070
  • I BELIEVE IF YOU CHANGE THE QUALITY OF YOUR
  • 00:14:33.090 --> 00:14:34.290
  • THINKING, YOU'LL CHANGE THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:14:35.010 --> 00:14:36.280
  • SO I LOVE THE THEME OF RENEWING THE MIND.
  • 00:14:37.000 --> 00:14:39.250
  • BUT TOO OFTEN CHRISTIANS WANT TO HAVE THAT
  • 00:14:39.270 --> 00:14:44.000
  • SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE, THAT TRANSCENDENT
  • 00:14:44.020 --> 00:14:47.140
  • EXPERIENCE, THAT GOOD BUMP, OOH, EXPERIENCE,
  • 00:14:47.160 --> 00:14:53.050
  • AND LEAVE THIS UNDEVELOPED.
  • 00:14:53.070 --> 00:14:54.280
  • AND THAT'S PROBLEMATIC.
  • 00:14:55.000 --> 00:14:57.220
  • AMEN?
  • 00:14:57.240 --> 00:14:59.120
  • BUT YOU UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF IT, AND
  • 00:14:59.140 --> 00:15:02.100
  • YOU'VE MADE THAT A PART OF THE BRANDING OF
  • 00:15:02.120 --> 00:15:04.260
  • YOUR MINISTRY.
  • 00:15:04.280 --> 00:15:06.200
  • I LIKE WHAT YOU SAID, THAT IT'S NOT THAT YOU
  • 00:15:06.220 --> 00:15:09.250
  • EVER ARRIVE, THAT YOU HAVE TO CONTINUE
  • 00:15:09.270 --> 00:15:13.140
  • CHANGING AND GROWING.
  • 00:15:13.160 --> 00:15:16.050
  • AND THAT'S TRUE FOR YOU AS A LEADER, BECAUSE THE
  • 00:15:16.070 --> 00:15:20.200
  • DEMAND IS PLACED UPON YOU TO KEEP GROWING, TO KEEP
  • 00:15:20.220 --> 00:15:22.120
  • LEARNING BECAUSE IF PEOPLE CATCH UP TO YOU,
  • 00:15:22.140 --> 00:15:24.010
  • THEN YOUR WORD BECOMES IRRELEVANT TO THEM.
  • 00:15:24.030 --> 00:15:26.010
  • AND THEY'LL MOVE ON.
  • 00:15:26.030 --> 00:15:27.140
  • AND A LOT OF TIMES THE PUBLIC, OUR AUDIENCES
  • 00:15:27.160 --> 00:15:31.110
  • DON'T KNOW THE DEMAND THAT'S PLACED UPON YOU.
  • 00:15:31.130 --> 00:15:34.120
  • DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT DEMAND AND HOW YOU HAVE
  • 00:15:34.140 --> 00:15:37.000
  • TO KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES AND KEEP STUDYING AND
  • 00:15:37.020 --> 00:15:39.080
  • KEEP LEARNING OR DO YOU JUST GET IT FROM GOD?
  • 00:15:39.100 --> 00:15:41.260
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:15:41.280 --> 00:15:44.080
  • - FOR ME TO BE HONEST, I ENJOY THE PROCESS OF
  • 00:15:44.100 --> 00:15:47.080
  • PREPARING TO SPEAK MORE TODAY THAN I EVER
  • 00:15:47.100 --> 00:15:48.270
  • HAVE BEFORE.
  • 00:15:48.290 --> 00:15:50.090
  • I THINK WHEN I WAS YOUNGER BECAUSE IN
  • 00:15:50.110 --> 00:15:53.250
  • PASTORING SMALLER CHURCHES OBVIOUSLY SO
  • 00:15:53.270 --> 00:15:56.210
  • MUCH WAS BUILT AROUND ME, SO I HAD TO BE THE GUY
  • 00:15:56.230 --> 00:15:59.140
  • JUST CARRYING SO MUCH AND DOING SO MUCH.
  • 00:15:59.160 --> 00:16:02.020
  • ALWAYS FELT LIKE MY PREPARATION WAS SQUASHED
  • 00:16:02.040 --> 00:16:04.090
  • AND SO IT BECAME A LABOR.
  • 00:16:04.110 --> 00:16:06.160
  • I ACTUALLY ENJOYED THE SPEAKING BUT ALWAYS FELT
  • 00:16:06.180 --> 00:16:09.090
  • LIKE I WAS SQUASHED FOR TIME ON THE PREPARATION.
  • 00:16:09.110 --> 00:16:12.230
  • MORE RECENT TIMES BECAUSE WE'VE GOT SUCH A GREAT
  • 00:16:12.250 --> 00:16:14.240
  • TEAM I'VE BEEN ABLE TO LIFT MY EYES
  • 00:16:14.260 --> 00:16:16.110
  • A LITTLE HIGHER.
  • 00:16:16.130 --> 00:16:17.250
  • I HAVE A LOT MORE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE SPEAKING
  • 00:16:17.270 --> 00:16:20.160
  • AND I LOVE THE PROCESS MORE TODAY NOW THAN I
  • 00:16:20.180 --> 00:16:23.110
  • EVER HAVE BEFORE.
  • 00:16:23.130 --> 00:16:24.230
  • I THINK THROUGH THAT I LOVE THE WORD TODAY MORE
  • 00:16:24.250 --> 00:16:26.260
  • THAN I HAVE BEFORE.
  • 00:16:26.280 --> 00:16:28.110
  • - AND PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO A GREAT DEAL OF
  • 00:16:28.130 --> 00:16:30.260
  • INFORMATION NOW THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO
  • 00:16:30.280 --> 00:16:32.270
  • BEFORE, SO THERE'S A GREATER WEIGHT.
  • 00:16:32.290 --> 00:16:35.240
  • WHEN I'M PREACHING, I CAN SEE PEOPLE TAKING NOTES
  • 00:16:35.260 --> 00:16:39.230
  • OR FACT CHECKING ME WHILE I'M PREACHING.
  • 00:16:39.250 --> 00:16:43.200
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:16:43.220 --> 00:16:46.000
  • THAT PUTS A WEIGHT ON US BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT WE
  • 00:16:46.020 --> 00:16:50.010
  • HAVE TO BE ACCURATE IN WHAT WE'RE COMMUNICATING,
  • 00:16:50.030 --> 00:16:53.270
  • WHO WE'RE QUOTING, WHAT WE'RE SAYING, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:16:53.290 --> 00:16:57.000
  • DO YOU FEEL THAT PRESSURE?
  • 00:16:57.020 --> 00:16:58.220
  • - WELL, IT'S CERTAINLY A DIFFERENT WORLD.
  • 00:16:58.240 --> 00:17:01.140
  • WE'RE NEVER ONLY TALKING TO THE PEOPLE IN THE ROOM
  • 00:17:01.160 --> 00:17:03.190
  • ANYMORE, AND OBVIOUSLY THIS WAS A TIME WHEN WE
  • 00:17:03.210 --> 00:17:08.020
  • SPOKE TO THE PEOPLE WHO WERE IN THAT ROOM AND WHO
  • 00:17:08.040 --> 00:17:10.000
  • BOUGHT THE RECORDING, THE TAPE WE CALLED IT BACK IN
  • 00:17:10.020 --> 00:17:12.180
  • THE GOOD OLD DAYS.
  • 00:17:12.200 --> 00:17:14.120
  • AND NOWADAYS AS YOU KNOW PEOPLE STREAM, PEOPLE
  • 00:17:14.140 --> 00:17:18.000
  • INSTA-STORY, PEOPLE THIS, PEOPLE THAT, SO WE'RE
  • 00:17:18.020 --> 00:17:19.190
  • ALWAYS SPEAK TO GO A BIGGER AUDIENCE.
  • 00:17:19.210 --> 00:17:22.120
  • AND THE POSITIVE OF THAT I GUESS IS YOU'RE
  • 00:17:22.140 --> 00:17:24.200
  • REACHING MORE PEOPLE, BUT THE NEGATIVE IS THAT
  • 00:17:24.220 --> 00:17:27.110
  • SADLY YOU'VE GOT TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE CAREFUL
  • 00:17:27.130 --> 00:17:29.210
  • ABOUT WHAT YOU SAY BECAUSE SOMETIMES WITHIN
  • 00:17:29.230 --> 00:17:32.220
  • THE CONTEXT OF THE ROOM PEOPLE THE CONTEXT OF
  • 00:17:32.240 --> 00:17:35.030
  • WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, BUT OUTSIDE OF THAT IT CAN
  • 00:17:35.050 --> 00:17:37.210
  • EASILY BE MISREPRESENTED.
  • 00:17:37.230 --> 00:17:39.290
  • - AND BEEF SEEN THAT.
  • 00:17:40.010 --> 00:17:41.050
  • WE'VE SEEN THAT IN POLITICS, RELIGION, WE'VE
  • 00:17:41.070 --> 00:17:43.190
  • SEEN THAT IN HOLLYWOOD.
  • 00:17:43.210 --> 00:17:44.270
  • I'VE LEARNED THAT THE MIC IS ALWAYS ON, AND
  • 00:17:44.290 --> 00:17:47.260
  • WHENEVER A REPORTER SAYS TO ME CAN WE TALK OFF THE
  • 00:17:47.280 --> 00:17:49.270
  • RECORD, I TELL THEM THERE'S NO SUCH THING
  • 00:17:49.290 --> 00:17:51.190
  • BECAUSE IT'S ALWAYS ON THE RECORD.
  • 00:17:51.210 --> 00:17:54.210
  • AND NOT ONLY THAT, I LOOK BACK YEARS.
  • 00:17:54.230 --> 00:17:59.150
  • I'VE BEEN PASTORING FOR 40 YEARS.
  • 00:17:59.170 --> 00:18:01.080
  • FOUR DECADES, AND I'VE SEEN THE TRANSITION OVER
  • 00:18:01.100 --> 00:18:04.110
  • TIME, AND AT ONE TIME I WAS A PRIMARY VOICE IN
  • 00:18:04.130 --> 00:18:10.200
  • THE EARS, MIND, AND HEART OF MY CONGREGATION, BUT
  • 00:18:10.220 --> 00:18:15.030
  • NOW THERE ARE SO MANY SOURCES FOR SPIRITUAL
  • 00:18:15.050 --> 00:18:18.150
  • GROWTH, SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT, SO MANY
  • 00:18:18.170 --> 00:18:20.260
  • PLATFORMS THAT WE'RE NOT THE ONLY VOICE.
  • 00:18:20.280 --> 00:18:23.220
  • WE MAY NOT EVEN BE THE PRIMARY VOICE IN THE EARS
  • 00:18:23.240 --> 00:18:26.290
  • AND MINDS OF OUR PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:27.010 --> 00:18:29.050
  • HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?
  • 00:18:29.070 --> 00:18:30.160
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE CONSCIOUS OF IT.
  • 00:18:30.180 --> 00:18:32.030
  • - YEAH, LOOK, I DON'T GET THREATENED BY THAT.
  • 00:18:32.050 --> 00:18:36.160
  • I FEEL LIKE -- [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:18:36.180 --> 00:18:40.280
  • - COME ON.
  • 00:18:41.000 --> 00:18:44.160
  • - IT'S THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.
  • 00:18:44.180 --> 00:18:49.190
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT IS PEOPLE COME TO OUR CHURCH
  • 00:18:49.210 --> 00:18:52.160
  • BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE GOD'S CALLED THEM THERE,
  • 00:18:52.180 --> 00:18:54.260
  • AND ESPECIALLY AS WE GET A LITTLE OLDER, PEOPLE
  • 00:18:54.280 --> 00:18:57.290
  • LISTEN TO YOU DIFFERENT.
  • 00:18:58.010 --> 00:19:00.270
  • THEY ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOU BUT THEY LISTEN TO YOU
  • 00:19:00.290 --> 00:19:02.120
  • DIFFERENT. THERE'S MORE WEIGHT TO YOUR WORDS.
  • 00:19:02.140 --> 00:19:04.240
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE A DAD NOW TO THE CONGREGATION.
  • 00:19:04.260 --> 00:19:08.110
  • I LOVE BEING AT THAT PLACE IN LIFE.
  • 00:19:08.130 --> 00:19:10.070
  • I LOVE THE SENSE THAT WHEN I SPEAK NOW THAT MY
  • 00:19:10.090 --> 00:19:14.050
  • WORDS JUST TEND TO SEEM TO HAVE MORE WEIGHT.
  • 00:19:14.070 --> 00:19:17.020
  • SO YEAH, PEOPLE LISTEN TO ALL SORTS OF OTHER
  • 00:19:17.040 --> 00:19:19.120
  • MINISTRIES, BUT THEY COME AND LISTEN TO YOU
  • 00:19:19.140 --> 00:19:21.160
  • EVERY SUNDAY FOR A REASON.
  • 00:19:21.180 --> 00:19:23.130
  • - YEAH. I HOPE SO.
  • 00:19:23.150 --> 00:19:24.290
  • I HOPE THEY KEEP COMING BACK.
  • 00:19:25.010 --> 00:19:26.120
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:19:26.140 --> 00:19:31.070
  • BUT YOU'VE CREATED A MODEL, NOT JUST IN
  • 00:19:31.090 --> 00:19:35.140
  • COMMUNICATION OF WORDS
  • 00:19:35.160 --> 00:19:38.200
  • THROUGH PREACHING IN AN ORATORY WAY,
  • 00:19:38.220 --> 00:19:41.290
  • BUT ALSO THROUGH SONG. HILLSONG MUSIC IS POWERFUL.
  • 00:19:42.010 --> 00:19:48.060
  • I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S ANY PLACE YOU CAN GO ON
  • 00:19:48.080 --> 00:19:50.000
  • THE PLANET IN THE CONTEXT OF CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:19:50.020 --> 00:19:54.030
  • AS WE KNOW IT, EXPERIENCE IT, AND
  • 00:19:54.050 --> 00:19:57.000
  • NOT HEAR A HILLSONG SONG.
  • 00:19:57.020 --> 00:20:00.280
  • WHICH ESSENTIALLY MEANS THAT GOD HAS BLESSED YOU
  • 00:20:01.000 --> 00:20:04.140
  • THROUGH MUSIC MINISTRY TO REACH INTO THE HEARTS OF
  • 00:20:04.160 --> 00:20:09.090
  • PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS.
  • 00:20:09.110 --> 00:20:13.130
  • THAT'S A BIG RESPONSIBILITY.
  • 00:20:13.150 --> 00:20:15.060
  • I DON'T KNOW IF YOU EVER LOOKED AT IT THAT WAY,
  • 00:20:15.080 --> 00:20:16.180
  • BUT I WANTED TO HEAP AS MUCH WEIGHT ON YOU AS I CAN.
  • 00:20:16.200 --> 00:20:18.190
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:20:18.210 --> 00:20:20.250
  • - WELL, I'VE GOT TO BE HONEST, WE DO PUT MORE
  • 00:20:20.270 --> 00:20:22.240
  • EFFORT INTO THE THEOLOGY OF OUR SONGS THAN WE EVER
  • 00:20:22.260 --> 00:20:25.180
  • HAVE BEFORE FOR THAT VERY REASON.
  • 00:20:25.200 --> 00:20:27.230
  • SO WE HAVE PEOPLE SPECIFICALLY, WHO EVERY
  • 00:20:27.250 --> 00:20:31.050
  • SINGLE SONG HAS TO FIT THROUGH A SYSTEM OF BEING
  • 00:20:31.070 --> 00:20:36.050
  • TESTED BY THEOLOGIANS.
  • 00:20:36.070 --> 00:20:38.120
  • AND THERE'S A LOT OF-- OFTEN A LOT OF GRIND,
  • 00:20:38.140 --> 00:20:42.130
  • HOPEFULLY NOT TOO, HOPEFULLY IN A POSITIVE
  • 00:20:42.150 --> 00:20:44.060
  • WAY BETWEEN THE SONG WRITER AND GETTING IT TO
  • 00:20:44.080 --> 00:20:47.140
  • A POINT WHERE WE FEEL LIKE IT'S NOT GONNA BE
  • 00:20:47.160 --> 00:20:50.080
  • TOO EASILY MISREPRESENTED.
  • 00:20:50.100 --> 00:20:51.280
  • - I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE WHO
  • 00:20:52.000 --> 00:20:53.170
  • WOULD THINK THAT YOU ACTUALLY TAKE THE TIME TO
  • 00:20:53.190 --> 00:20:57.080
  • LOOK AT EACH SONG THAT'S PRODUCED ON THESE ALBUMS
  • 00:20:57.100 --> 00:21:00.200
  • AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE THEOLOGICALLY SOUND.
  • 00:21:00.220 --> 00:21:03.260
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT, I DON'T
  • 00:21:03.280 --> 00:21:05.130
  • KNOW IF YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THAT PROCESS BUT IT IS
  • 00:21:05.150 --> 00:21:08.050
  • PART OF THE PROCESS AND I RESPECT THAT.
  • 00:21:08.070 --> 00:21:10.020
  • I COMMEND YOU FOR THAT BECAUSE TOO OFTEN SONGS
  • 00:21:10.040 --> 00:21:13.010
  • ARE CREATED BY MOMENTARY FEELINGS, AND THERE'S NO
  • 00:21:13.030 --> 00:21:17.140
  • LOOK TO SEE HOW THOSE WORDS ARE GONNA IMPACT
  • 00:21:17.160 --> 00:21:20.160
  • THOSE WHO HEAR THAT MUSIC AND HEAR THOSE WORDS.
  • 00:21:20.180 --> 00:21:24.010
  • MUSIC OPENS OUR HEART, IT MAKES US VULNERABLE,
  • 00:21:24.030 --> 00:21:26.240
  • SO TO HEAR THAT, AND I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.
  • 00:21:26.260 --> 00:21:29.210
  • I SUSPECTED THAT BECAUSE I KNOW THE KIND OF PERSON
  • 00:21:29.230 --> 00:21:32.020
  • YOU ARE AND THAT YOU'RE CONSCIENTIOUS OF EVERY
  • 00:21:32.040 --> 00:21:34.280
  • ASPECT OF MINISTRY AND HOW YOU COMMUNICATE THAT,
  • 00:21:35.000 --> 00:21:39.110
  • BUT TO KNOW THAT YOU DO THAT BEHIND THE SCENES,
  • 00:21:39.130 --> 00:21:42.030
  • THAT'S AMAZING. I COMMEND YOU FOR THAT.
  • 00:21:42.050 --> 00:21:44.060
  • - THANK YOU.
  • 00:21:44.080 --> 00:21:45.180
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:21:45.200 --> 00:21:51.050
  • IT'S THE LAST, PROBABLY THE LAST DECADE OF OUR
  • 00:21:51.070 --> 00:21:53.080
  • SONG WRITING THAT WE'VE REALLY BEEN FAR MORE
  • 00:21:53.100 --> 00:21:55.040
  • INTENTIONAL ABOUT THAT, AND WE'VE GOT OBVIOUSLY
  • 00:21:55.060 --> 00:21:57.130
  • WITH THE HILLSONG COLLEGE, WE'VE GOT PEOPLE ON OUR
  • 00:21:57.150 --> 00:21:59.160
  • TEAM AND STAFF WHO ARE VERY STRONG
  • 00:21:59.180 --> 00:22:04.150
  • THEOLOGICALLY, PHD'S AND SO ON, SO IT DOES GET
  • 00:22:04.170 --> 00:22:08.120
  • PASSED THROUGH. THEY GET VETTED.
  • 00:22:08.140 --> 00:22:10.200
  • AND USUALLY THEY DON'T THROW A SONG OUT BUT WORK
  • 00:22:10.220 --> 00:22:12.130
  • WITH THE SONG WRITER UNTIL THEY GET IT TO A
  • 00:22:12.150 --> 00:22:14.220
  • POINT WHERE THEY FEEL LIKE-- BECAUSE IF YOU DO
  • 00:22:14.240 --> 00:22:18.070
  • PUT A SONG OUT THERE THAT IS GONNA BE MISUNDERSTOOD
  • 00:22:18.090 --> 00:22:23.020
  • OR THEOLOGICALLY WEAK, BELIEVE ME, WE HEAR ABOUT
  • 00:22:23.040 --> 00:22:26.110
  • IT. WE HEAR ABOUT IT, AND WE HEAR ABOUT IT,
  • 00:22:26.130 --> 00:22:28.160
  • AND WE HEAR ABOUT IT.
  • 00:22:28.180 --> 00:22:30.160
  • - YOU MEAN THEY'RE NOT FORGIVING?
  • 00:22:30.180 --> 00:22:32.220
  • AND LOVING TO US AS A CHURCH?
  • 00:22:32.240 --> 00:22:34.250
  • I WILL TELL YOU, IT'S TOUGH NOW BECAUSE IF WE
  • 00:22:34.270 --> 00:22:38.050
  • DO MAKE A MISTAKE, WITH SOCIAL MEDIA, ALL RIGHT,
  • 00:22:38.070 --> 00:22:42.170
  • IT IS ENSHRINED AND DISTRIBUTED WITHIN SECONDS.
  • 00:22:42.190 --> 00:22:46.110
  • WE DON'T HAVE A CHANCE TO PULL IT BACK.
  • 00:22:46.130 --> 00:22:48.010
  • IT'S MEMORIALIZED.
  • 00:22:48.030 --> 00:22:49.190
  • THEN WHEN THE MEDIA GETS HOLD OF IT, THEY PLAY IT
  • 00:22:49.210 --> 00:22:51.120
  • AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.
  • 00:22:51.140 --> 00:22:54.240
  • PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THE KIND OF PRESSURE THAT'S
  • 00:22:54.260 --> 00:22:57.010
  • ON US, ESPECIALLY IF WE'RE CONSCIENTIOUS.
  • 00:22:57.030 --> 00:22:58.220
  • IF WE DON'T CARE THEN WE'LL DO WHATEVER, BUT IF
  • 00:22:58.240 --> 00:23:01.170
  • YOU'RE CONSCIENTIOUS ABOUT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY WITH
  • 00:23:01.190 --> 00:23:04.210
  • GOD, YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PEOPLE, YOU TAKE
  • 00:23:04.230 --> 00:23:06.270
  • ALL THESE THINGS UNDER CONSIDERATION.
  • 00:23:06.290 --> 00:23:09.120
  • GOSH! THIS IS GREAT.
  • 00:23:09.140 --> 00:23:12.060
  • THIS IS GREAT BECAUSE I THINK THAT PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:23:12.080 --> 00:23:13.210
  • GETTING TO HEAR A DIFFERENT ASPECT OF WHO
  • 00:23:13.230 --> 00:23:16.160
  • YOU ARE AND WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THE SCENES WHEN IT
  • 00:23:16.180 --> 00:23:20.000
  • COMES TO PUTTING OUT A BRAND CALLED HILLSONG.
  • 00:23:20.020 --> 00:23:22.200
  • HILLSONG CHURCH BRIAN HOUSTON.
  • 00:23:22.220 --> 00:23:24.250
  • WE'VE GOT TO GO TO ANOTHER CLIP, RIGHT?
  • 00:23:24.270 --> 00:23:27.000
  • WE'VE GOT ALL THESE CLIPS OF YOU PREACHING.
  • 00:23:27.020 --> 00:23:29.080
  • - OH, MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:23:29.100 --> 00:23:31.070
  • - NO MATTER WHAT'S TRYING TO SEPARATE YOU
  • 00:23:31.090 --> 00:23:33.110
  • FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST, THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN
  • 00:23:33.130 --> 00:23:36.050
  • SEPARATE YOU FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST,
  • 00:23:36.070 --> 00:23:38.150
  • NOT DEATH NOR LIFE, NOR ANGEL NOR DEMON,
  • 00:23:38.170 --> 00:23:40.180
  • NOR PRINCIPALITIES, NO POWER, NO THINGS ABOVE
  • 00:23:40.200 --> 00:23:43.060
  • OR THINGS BELOW.
  • 00:23:43.080 --> 00:23:44.230
  • THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN SEPARATE YOU FROM A GOD
  • 00:23:44.250 --> 00:23:47.170
  • WHO LIFTS AND RAISES, AND INCLUDES AND BUILDS AND
  • 00:23:47.190 --> 00:23:51.110
  • STRENGTHENS. TODAY WE CAN TRUST GOD.
  • 00:23:51.130 --> 00:23:54.040
  • AND THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE LIFTING THE LIVES OF
  • 00:23:54.060 --> 00:23:56.230
  • OTHER PEOPLE, CAN I TELL YOU YOU ARE A DOOR
  • 00:23:56.250 --> 00:23:59.080
  • OPENER, YOU ARE A GOSPEL SPREADER, YOU ARE A LIFE
  • 00:23:59.100 --> 00:24:02.070
  • GIVER, YOU ARE A KINGDOM BUILDER, YOU ARE A VISION
  • 00:24:02.090 --> 00:24:05.190
  • IMPACTOR. YOU ARE A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS!
  • 00:24:05.210 --> 00:24:08.150
  • YOU ARE A BLESSING INITIATOR, YOU ARE A
  • 00:24:08.170 --> 00:24:10.230
  • CHURCH STRENGTHENER, YOU ARE LIVING YOUR LIVES
  • 00:24:10.250 --> 00:24:13.190
  • LIFTING PEOPLE, AND I'M SPEAKING AND PRAYING IT
  • 00:24:13.210 --> 00:24:16.220
  • OVER YOUR LIFE, GOD IS GOING TO LIFT YOU!
  • 00:24:16.240 --> 00:24:21.010
  • IF YOU BELIEVE IT, SAY AMEN.
  • 00:24:21.030 --> 00:24:22.150
  • - CONGREGATION: AMEN!
  • 00:24:22.170 --> 00:24:23.220
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:24:23.240 --> 00:24:32.080
  • - A DOSE OF THAT AND I'M READY TO GO OUT AND
  • 00:24:32.100 --> 00:24:33.290
  • CONQUER THE WORLD. THAT'S REALLY EFFECTIVE, RIGHT.
  • 00:24:34.010 --> 00:24:37.080
  • YOU WROTE A BOOK CALLED THERE'S MORE.
  • 00:24:37.100 --> 00:24:42.030
  • ALL RIGHT, AND THIS IS IT RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:24:42.050 --> 00:24:45.090
  • YOU'VE DONE SO MUCH. YOU'VE ACHIEVED SO MUCH.
  • 00:24:45.110 --> 00:24:47.200
  • IS THERE MORE FOR A BRIAN HOUSTON?
  • 00:24:47.220 --> 00:24:50.150
  • - LOOK, I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE THERE'S MORE
  • 00:24:50.170 --> 00:24:52.160
  • FOR BRIAN HOUSTON. I'VE GOT LIFE,
  • 00:24:52.180 --> 00:24:54.150
  • I'VE GOT BREATH, I'VE GOT HEALTH, AND I...
  • 00:24:54.170 --> 00:24:57.030
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:24:57.050 --> 00:25:02.010
  • THIS ADVENTURE, AND THAT'S WHAT I SAY IT IS,
  • 00:25:02.030 --> 00:25:04.260
  • THIS ADVENTURE OF SERVING JESUS, THE WILL OF GOD,
  • 00:25:04.280 --> 00:25:07.240
  • IS TO ME IT'S ALIGNED, AND I THINK ALL OF US, ALL OF
  • 00:25:07.260 --> 00:25:13.180
  • US SHOULD BE BELIEVING GOD FOR MORE.
  • 00:25:13.200 --> 00:25:16.040
  • WHEN I LOOK AT PEOPLE, I SEE POTENTIAL, AND PEOPLE
  • 00:25:16.060 --> 00:25:18.180
  • HAVE SO MUCH POTENTIAL, JUST LIKE THE CHURCH HAS
  • 00:25:18.200 --> 00:25:20.290
  • SO MUCH POTENTIAL.
  • 00:25:21.010 --> 00:25:22.190
  • AND BOTH THE CHURCH ITSELF AND PEOPLE CAN
  • 00:25:22.210 --> 00:25:24.230
  • LIVE SO FAR BELOW THEIR POTENTIAL.
  • 00:25:24.250 --> 00:25:27.090
  • AND I GUESS MY INSPIRATION, MY PASSION
  • 00:25:27.110 --> 00:25:29.080
  • WITH THIS BOOK IS TO REALLY SEE PEOPLE STEP UP
  • 00:25:29.100 --> 00:25:33.140
  • INTO THE MORE THAT GOD HAS FOR THEM.
  • 00:25:33.160 --> 00:25:36.010
  • EPHESIANS 3:20 IS A VERSE WE ALL LOVE TALKING
  • 00:25:36.030 --> 00:25:39.090
  • ABOUT, GOD CAN DO ANYTHING, FAR ABOVE OUR
  • 00:25:39.110 --> 00:25:42.260
  • GREATEST IMAGINATION, GUESS OR REQUEST, IN OUR
  • 00:25:42.280 --> 00:25:46.060
  • WILDEST DREAMS, IT SAYS IN THE MESSAGE,
  • 00:25:46.080 --> 00:25:48.030
  • OR EXCEEDING, ABUNDANT AND ABOVE.
  • 00:25:48.050 --> 00:25:49.180
  • AND I REALLY WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TOWARDS
  • 00:25:49.200 --> 00:25:51.210
  • THAT EXCEEDING ABUNDANT AND ABOVE.
  • 00:25:51.230 --> 00:25:53.280
  • AND I CAN TELL YOU MY WIFE, MY WIFE BOBBIE'S AND
  • 00:25:54.000 --> 00:25:56.170
  • MY LIFE ARE AN EXAMPLE BECAUSE I KNOW MY
  • 00:25:56.190 --> 00:25:59.130
  • LIMITATIONS, AND MY INABILITIES, AND MY
  • 00:25:59.150 --> 00:26:02.110
  • HUMANITY, AND MY FINITENESS, AND OUR LIFE,
  • 00:26:02.130 --> 00:26:05.260
  • AND OUR STORY IS AN EXAMPLE THAT IF WE JUST
  • 00:26:05.280 --> 00:26:08.200
  • STAY OPEN, GOD CAN DO MORE THAN ANY OF US
  • 00:26:08.220 --> 00:26:10.220
  • COULD EVER IMAGINE.
  • 00:26:10.240 --> 00:26:12.070
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:26:12.090 --> 00:26:21.170
  • - BUT... [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:26:21.190 --> 00:26:23.170
  • - I COULD SEE THAT COMING.
  • 00:26:23.190 --> 00:26:25.150
  • - YOU'VE HAD A PERFECT LIFE.
  • 00:26:25.170 --> 00:26:26.280
  • YOU'VE NEVER HAD ANY CHALLENGES, NO PROBLEMS,
  • 00:26:27.000 --> 00:26:29.180
  • NO TRIALS, NO TRIBULATIONS.
  • 00:26:29.200 --> 00:26:31.200
  • IT'S JUST BEEN SMOOTH.
  • 00:26:31.220 --> 00:26:33.050
  • SO YOU CAN KEEP GOING AND SAY THERE'S MORE.
  • 00:26:33.070 --> 00:26:35.120
  • IS THAT RIGHT?
  • 00:26:35.140 --> 00:26:36.230
  • - WELL, IN THIS BOOK I TALK A LOT ABOUT THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:26:36.250 --> 00:26:39.240
  • THERE'S ONE CHAPTER, FOR EXAMPLE, ON APPOINTMENT
  • 00:26:39.260 --> 00:26:41.150
  • AND DISAPPOINTMENT.
  • 00:26:41.170 --> 00:26:42.270
  • SO GOD HAS CALLED IN AN APPOINTMENT FOR PEOPLE
  • 00:26:42.290 --> 00:26:45.250
  • AND "DIS" NEEDS TO GO IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.
  • 00:26:45.270 --> 00:26:48.090
  • APPEAR, DISAPPEAR.
  • 00:26:48.110 --> 00:26:50.130
  • AND DISAPPOINTMENT I THINK THE ENEMY TRIES TO
  • 00:26:50.150 --> 00:26:52.220
  • USE THAT TO KNOCK US OFF APPOINTMENT.
  • 00:26:52.240 --> 00:26:55.000
  • AND SO I HAVE MOST CERTAINLY HAD SOME VERY
  • 00:26:55.020 --> 00:27:00.060
  • PAINFUL AND DIFFICULT TIMES.
  • 00:27:00.080 --> 00:27:02.030
  • SOME OF THOSE ARE VERY PUBLIC.
  • 00:27:02.050 --> 00:27:03.250
  • PERHAPS ONE OF THE GREATEST OF THOSE
  • 00:27:03.270 --> 00:27:06.090
  • TRAGEDIES, SADNESSES IN MY LIFE WAS AT 45
  • 00:27:06.110 --> 00:27:09.050
  • FINDING OUT THAT MANY YEARS BEFORE THAT MY
  • 00:27:09.070 --> 00:27:11.070
  • FATHER HAD BEEN A PEDOPHILE, AND THAT HAD
  • 00:27:11.090 --> 00:27:13.160
  • A HUGE IMPACT ON ME INTERNALLY WHICH WAS
  • 00:27:13.180 --> 00:27:16.100
  • A 12 YEAR PROCESS.
  • 00:27:16.120 --> 00:27:18.260
  • AND SO I'M OPEN ABOUT THAT AND TALK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:27:18.280 --> 00:27:21.200
  • WE HAD IN AUSTRALIA FOR AT LEAST A DECADE
  • 00:27:21.220 --> 00:27:24.150
  • RELENTLESS OPPOSITION FROM THE PRESS FROM THE
  • 00:27:24.170 --> 00:27:28.110
  • MAINSTREAM MEDIA, SO WE'VE HAD PLENTY OF OPPOSITION.
  • 00:27:28.130 --> 00:27:31.040
  • THE GREAT NEWS THOUGH IS THAT THE CHURCH
  • 00:27:31.060 --> 00:27:34.000
  • OF JESUS IS RESILIENT.
  • 00:27:34.020 --> 00:27:35.230
  • I WAS TELLING THAT TO YOU IN THE GREEN ROOM BECAUSE
  • 00:27:35.250 --> 00:27:38.070
  • OUR CHURCH HAS GONE FORWARD, AND FORWARD, AND FORWARD.
  • 00:27:38.090 --> 00:27:44.210
  • - I'M SORRY, I'M FEELING WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
  • 00:27:44.230 --> 00:27:46.230
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE SAYING IT WITH AUTHENTICITY AND
  • 00:27:46.250 --> 00:27:50.000
  • SINCERITY, AND WORDS FROM THE HEART ENTER THE
  • 00:27:50.020 --> 00:27:52.140
  • HEART, AND I FEEL THAT.
  • 00:27:52.160 --> 00:27:54.070
  • AND I RESPECT THE FACT THAT YOU'RE COMFORTABLE
  • 00:27:54.090 --> 00:27:56.070
  • ENOUGH TO BE OPEN, TO BE VULNERABLE, TO BE
  • 00:27:56.090 --> 00:27:58.140
  • TRANSPARENT BECAUSE EVERYBODY ISN'T,
  • 00:27:58.160 --> 00:28:01.160
  • ESPECIALLY SOMEONE WHO HAS ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH.
  • 00:28:01.180 --> 00:28:03.220
  • THEY TEND TO WANT TO HIDE THEIR MISTAKES.
  • 00:28:03.240 --> 00:28:06.090
  • BUT IT'S THAT JOURNEY THAT HAS MADE YOU WHO YOU
  • 00:28:06.110 --> 00:28:09.200
  • ARE, AND IT'S ALLOWED GOD TO TRUST YOU WITH MORE.
  • 00:28:09.220 --> 00:28:14.160
  • SO IT'S NOT SURPRISING THAT YOU'RE WRITING A
  • 00:28:14.180 --> 00:28:16.090
  • BOOK ABOUT THERE IS MORE.
  • 00:28:16.110 --> 00:28:18.170
  • WE'VE GOT A VIDEO CLIP TO PITCH THE BOOK,
  • 00:28:18.190 --> 00:28:20.030
  • RIGHT? LET'S GO TO IT.
  • 00:28:20.050 --> 00:28:22.080
  • - BRIAN HOUSTON: I ACTUALLY THINK WHEN YOU REALLY READ
  • 00:28:23.160 --> 00:28:25.010
  • SCRIPTURES, JUST THE WAY GOD IS TOWARD PEOPLE,
  • 00:28:25.030 --> 00:28:28.160
  • YOU KIND OF REST IN THE SENSE THAT GOD HAS A
  • 00:28:28.180 --> 00:28:30.180
  • CALLING FOR MY LIFE.
  • 00:28:30.200 --> 00:28:32.220
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:28:32.240 --> 00:28:35.160
  • GOD CREATES US WITH A DESIRE KNOWING THERE'S
  • 00:28:35.180 --> 00:28:38.000
  • SOMETHING MORE FOR US, THAT WE'RE HERE FOR A REASON.
  • 00:28:38.020 --> 00:28:41.080
  • AND THEN WE LIVE IN A WORLD AND ENVIRONMENT
  • 00:28:41.100 --> 00:28:43.120
  • THAT TRIES TO KNOCK ALL OF THAT DOWN IN US.
  • 00:28:43.140 --> 00:28:46.220
  • NO ONE'S EVER PRETENDED THAT LIFE
  • 00:28:48.120 --> 00:28:50.110
  • DOESN'T HAVE CHALLENGES, BUT WHEN WE UNDERSTAND
  • 00:28:50.130 --> 00:28:52.060
  • THE HEART OF GOD, THAT HE HAS PURPOSE FOR US,
  • 00:28:52.080 --> 00:28:54.090
  • HE HAS HOPE FOR US, AND HE'S LOOKING AT PEOPLE THROUGH
  • 00:28:54.110 --> 00:28:57.020
  • GRACE, IF PEOPLE COULD JUST CATCH THAT, THEY'D
  • 00:28:57.040 --> 00:28:59.120
  • LIVE LIFE DIFFERENT.
  • 00:28:59.140 --> 00:29:01.240
  • I WANT YOU TO GET A SENSE OF FAITH AND RELIEF ABOUT
  • 00:29:04.120 --> 00:29:06.260
  • HIS CALL FOR YOUR LIFE AND HIS COMMITMENT IN
  • 00:29:06.280 --> 00:29:09.070
  • SEEING THAT COME TO PASS.
  • 00:29:09.090 --> 00:29:11.030
  • WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS LIFT OUR EYES AND LIVE
  • 00:29:11.050 --> 00:29:13.200
  • ACCORDING TO THE PROMISE OF GOD BECAUSE GOD HAS
  • 00:29:13.220 --> 00:29:16.100
  • SO MUCH MORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:29:16.120 --> 00:29:18.220
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:29:19.260 --> 00:29:26.030
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:29:26.030 --> 00:29:33.180
  • - THANK YOU.
  • 00:29:33.200 --> 00:29:35.140
  • - YOU USE THE WORD "PURPOSE" SEVERAL TIMES
  • 00:29:35.160 --> 00:29:37.180
  • IN THAT VIDEO CLIP.
  • 00:29:37.200 --> 00:29:40.000
  • RICK WARREN SOLD 23 MILLION COPIES OF HIS
  • 00:29:40.020 --> 00:29:43.200
  • BOOK PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE.
  • 00:29:43.220 --> 00:29:46.080
  • I TOLD HIM THAT WAS MY BOOK. SOMEHOW,,,
  • 00:29:46.100 --> 00:29:48.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:29:48.090 --> 00:29:49.250
  • HE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT AND WROTE IT INSTEAD OF ME.
  • 00:29:49.270 --> 00:29:52.010
  • BUT THAT WORD CAPTURES PEOPLE.
  • 00:29:52.030 --> 00:29:55.120
  • - YES, IT DOES.
  • 00:29:55.140 --> 00:29:56.200
  • - BECAUSE EVERYBODY, NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE,
  • 00:29:56.220 --> 00:29:58.110
  • WHETHER THEY SUBSCRIBE TO FAITH, WHETHER THEY HAVE
  • 00:29:58.130 --> 00:30:02.020
  • RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION OR NOT, THERE IS A SENSE IN
  • 00:30:02.040 --> 00:30:05.200
  • THE HUMAN PERSON THAT WE'RE HERE FOR A REASON.
  • 00:30:05.220 --> 00:30:09.120
  • THERE'S JUST SOMETHING, SOME PURPOSE AS TO WHY WE
  • 00:30:09.140 --> 00:30:13.200
  • EXIST, BUT PEOPLE FIND IT DIFFICULT TO DISCOVER
  • 00:30:13.220 --> 00:30:17.140
  • THAT, TO FIND THAT, TO IDENTIFY THAT. WHY?
  • 00:30:17.160 --> 00:30:21.060
  • - WELL, I GUESS IT'S A GREAT QUESTION, WHY DO
  • 00:30:21.080 --> 00:30:24.020
  • PEOPLE FIND IT DIFFICULT.
  • 00:30:24.040 --> 00:30:26.130
  • I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE NEVER BEEN
  • 00:30:26.150 --> 00:30:27.260
  • ENCOURAGED TOWARDS MORE.
  • 00:30:27.280 --> 00:30:29.140
  • THEY'VE NEVER BEEN ENCOURAGED TOWARD PURPOSE.
  • 00:30:29.160 --> 00:30:31.200
  • LOOK, THERE'S ONE VERSE THAT HAS IN THE ONE VERSE
  • 00:30:31.220 --> 00:30:37.000
  • 2 TIMOTHY 1:9, IT SAYS HE SAVED US, HE'S CALLED US,
  • 00:30:37.020 --> 00:30:41.020
  • HE'S PURPOSED US, AND HE'S GRACED US.
  • 00:30:41.040 --> 00:30:43.180
  • ALL IN THE ONE VERSE.
  • 00:30:43.200 --> 00:30:45.040
  • AND I THINK WE'RE SAVED FOR PURPOSE, WE'RE CALLED
  • 00:30:45.060 --> 00:30:47.040
  • FOR PURPOSE, AND WE'RE GRACED FOR PURPOSE.
  • 00:30:47.060 --> 00:30:49.130
  • AND I BELIEVE WITH THE RIGHT INPUT THAT PEOPLE
  • 00:30:49.150 --> 00:30:53.080
  • START ACTUALLY BELIEVING THERE IS A GOD-GIVEN
  • 00:30:53.100 --> 00:30:55.170
  • PURPOSE FOR MY LIFE, AND IT CHANGES THE WAY YOU
  • 00:30:55.190 --> 00:30:58.100
  • THINK. IT RENEWS YOUR MIND BECAUSE ALL OF A
  • 00:30:58.120 --> 00:31:01.220
  • SUDDEN YOU'RE NOT JUST LIVING FOR HEAVEN,
  • 00:31:01.240 --> 00:31:03.190
  • YOU'RE LIVING FOR SERVING JESUS HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:31:03.210 --> 00:31:05.270
  • AND I WOULD SAY THAT ONE OF THE MAJOR THEMES OF MY
  • 00:31:05.290 --> 00:31:10.170
  • LIFE AND MY MINISTRY IS THE WHOLE INSPIRING
  • 00:31:10.190 --> 00:31:14.270
  • PEOPLE TO BELIEVE GOD HAS A CALL, GOD HAS A
  • 00:31:14.290 --> 00:31:17.160
  • PURPOSE FOR THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:31:17.180 --> 00:31:18.290
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE LIVE SAVED BUT THEY DON'T LIVE CALLED.
  • 00:31:19.010 --> 00:31:22.080
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS WE ARE SAVED AND CALLED
  • 00:31:22.100 --> 00:31:24.090
  • ACCORDING TO HIS HOLY PURPOSE.
  • 00:31:24.110 --> 00:31:26.000
  • SO I CAN LIVE SAVED WHICH MEANS I'M A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:31:26.020 --> 00:31:28.220
  • I READ THE BIBLE, I GO TO CHURCH AND I TITHE.
  • 00:31:28.240 --> 00:31:31.030
  • BUT LIVING CALLED MEANS THAT I'M SAVED WITH A
  • 00:31:31.050 --> 00:31:34.190
  • RESPONSIBILITY, I'M SAVED WITH A PURPOSE.
  • 00:31:34.210 --> 00:31:36.190
  • I'M SAVED WITH A REASON FOR BEING.
  • 00:31:36.210 --> 00:31:38.260
  • AND I THINK IF PEOPLE JUST SHIFT THAT AND THE
  • 00:31:38.280 --> 00:31:41.020
  • BUSINESS PERSON STARTS UNDERSTANDING THIS IS MY
  • 00:31:41.040 --> 00:31:43.240
  • CALLING, THIS IS NOT JUST MY BUSINESS, THIS IS MY
  • 00:31:43.260 --> 00:31:46.260
  • SUNDAY LIFE, THIS IS MY MONDAY LIFE.
  • 00:31:46.280 --> 00:31:48.130
  • THIS IS MY CALLING. THIS IS HOW I SERVE GOD.
  • 00:31:48.150 --> 00:31:51.070
  • AND PEOPLE IN EVERY ENDEAVOR OF LIFE, IF THEY
  • 00:31:51.090 --> 00:31:54.260
  • START BELIEVING THAT, THEN THEY START GETTING
  • 00:31:54.280 --> 00:31:57.160
  • AN UNDERSTANDING OF PURPOSE.
  • 00:31:57.180 --> 00:31:59.150
  • AND IF YOU'D ASK ME TO ENUNCIATE MY PURPOSE,
  • 00:31:59.170 --> 00:32:02.210
  • WHEN I WAS 25 OR EVEN TO TODAY, I COULDN'T
  • 00:32:02.230 --> 00:32:06.200
  • NECESSARILY SAY IN THREE WORDS THIS IS MY PURPOSE.
  • 00:32:06.220 --> 00:32:09.080
  • I DON'T KNOW THAT I COULD.
  • 00:32:09.100 --> 00:32:10.210
  • BUT I WANT TO LIVE A PURPOSEFUL LIFE.
  • 00:32:10.230 --> 00:32:12.260
  • AND IF PEOPLE WANT TO LIVE A PURPOSEFUL LIFE,
  • 00:32:12.280 --> 00:32:14.290
  • IT'S INCREDIBLE, THE IMPACT AND INFLUENCE
  • 00:32:15.010 --> 00:32:16.270
  • THEIR LIFE CAN HAVE NO MATTER WHAT THEIR FIELD.
  • 00:32:16.290 --> 00:32:20.010
  • - I LIKE WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT BEING SAVED AND CALLED.
  • 00:32:20.030 --> 00:32:21.220
  • JESUS SAID I'M THE DOOR, IF ANY MAN ENTER, HE WILL
  • 00:32:21.240 --> 00:32:25.000
  • BE SAVED, HE'LL GO IN AND BE SAVED.
  • 00:32:25.020 --> 00:32:28.150
  • BUT THEN IT SAYS HE'LL GO OUT AND FIND PASTURE.
  • 00:32:28.170 --> 00:32:33.020
  • AND TOO MANY CHRISTIANS ARE STUCK IN THE DOOR.
  • 00:32:33.040 --> 00:32:34.270
  • THEY'RE SAVED.
  • 00:32:34.290 --> 00:32:36.040
  • - THEY WENT IN BUT NEVER CAME OUT.
  • 00:32:36.060 --> 00:32:37.110
  • - THEY DIDN'T GO OUT AND FIND THE PASTURE.
  • 00:32:37.130 --> 00:32:39.140
  • AND THAT HAS TO DO WITH PURPOSE.
  • 00:32:39.160 --> 00:32:41.160
  • I LOVE HOW YOU--
  • 00:32:41.180 --> 00:32:43.180
  • - NEXT TIME YOU PLAY A CLIP OF ME PREACHING NEXT
  • 00:32:43.200 --> 00:32:47.040
  • YEAR, YOU'LL HEAR THAT COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH.
  • 00:32:47.060 --> 00:32:49.130
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:32:49.150 --> 00:32:56.150
  • - YOU ALL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.
  • 00:32:56.170 --> 00:33:00.020
  • THE FIRST TIME HE SAYS IT, HE'S GONNA GIVE ME CREDIT.
  • 00:33:00.040 --> 00:33:03.030
  • THE SECOND TIME LIKE SOMEONE HE KNOWS.
  • 00:33:03.050 --> 00:33:06.030
  • THIRD TIME LIKE HE ALWAYS SAID.
  • 00:33:06.050 --> 00:33:08.040
  • - THAT'S HOW IT WORKS.
  • 00:33:08.060 --> 00:33:09.230
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:33:09.250 --> 00:33:11.220
  • - WE BELIEVE IN COPYRIGHTS, THE RIGHT TO COPY.
  • 00:33:11.240 --> 00:33:13.230
  • BUT I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE TOO
  • 00:33:13.250 --> 00:33:18.060
  • OFTEN WE THINK THAT PURPOSE IS STATIC.
  • 00:33:18.080 --> 00:33:22.020
  • IN OTHER WORDS, IT'S THAT ONE THING THAT IF WE DO
  • 00:33:22.040 --> 00:33:25.160
  • IT, WE FULFILL WHAT GOD CREATED US FOR.
  • 00:33:25.180 --> 00:33:29.160
  • BUT THE REALITY IS THAT NUMBER ONE, PURPOSE IS
  • 00:33:29.180 --> 00:33:33.120
  • NOT IDENTIFIED BY US OR DETERMINED BY US.
  • 00:33:33.140 --> 00:33:37.010
  • IT'S DISCOVERED BY US THROUGH A PROCESS.
  • 00:33:37.030 --> 00:33:39.090
  • BECAUSE GOD DETERMINES OUR PURPOSE.
  • 00:33:39.110 --> 00:33:41.080
  • HE GIVES US CERTAIN GIFTS, TALENTS AND
  • 00:33:41.100 --> 00:33:43.050
  • ABILITIES TO FULFILL THAT PURPOSE, BUT WE DISCOVER
  • 00:33:43.070 --> 00:33:47.050
  • PURPOSE ALONG THE WAY.
  • 00:33:47.070 --> 00:33:48.130
  • ARISTOTLE SAID AT THE INTERSECTION OF FAITH,
  • 00:33:48.150 --> 00:33:50.290
  • AT THE INTERSECTION WHERE YOUR GIFTS, TALENTS AND
  • 00:33:51.010 --> 00:33:53.030
  • ABILITIES MEET A HUMAN NEED,
  • 00:33:53.050 --> 00:33:55.160
  • THEREIN LIES YOUR PURPOSE.
  • 00:33:55.180 --> 00:33:57.290
  • AND I THINK THAT'S SO IMPORTANT TO US BECAUSE
  • 00:33:58.010 --> 00:34:01.030
  • WHEN WE DON'T FEEL PURPOSEFUL, ALL RIGHT,
  • 00:34:01.050 --> 00:34:04.090
  • WE TEND TO RESORT TO DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR.
  • 00:34:04.110 --> 00:34:07.230
  • AND WE DEVELOP A VICTIM MENTALITY.
  • 00:34:07.250 --> 00:34:11.110
  • SO I THINK WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS RENEWING THE
  • 00:34:11.130 --> 00:34:13.010
  • MIND, SAYING YOU'VE GOT A PURPOSE AND I NEED YOU TO
  • 00:34:13.030 --> 00:34:16.000
  • GET OUT THERE AND DO IT AND ACCOMPLISH IT AND ACHIEVE
  • 00:34:16.020 --> 00:34:18.160
  • IT. I THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT.
  • 00:34:18.180 --> 00:34:20.080
  • - YES.
  • 00:34:20.100 --> 00:34:21.270
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:34:21.290 --> 00:34:28.100
  • - THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT DON'T QUITE
  • 00:34:28.120 --> 00:34:34.070
  • BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE ANY PERSONAL VALUE THAT
  • 00:34:34.090 --> 00:34:41.020
  • GOD COULD ASSIGN THEM SOME SPECIAL PURPOSE.
  • 00:34:41.040 --> 00:34:45.270
  • IS PURPOSE FOR SPECIAL PEOPLE OR IS
  • 00:34:45.290 --> 00:34:47.280
  • SPECIAL FOR EVERYONE?
  • 00:34:48.000 --> 00:34:50.090
  • - IT'S ABSOLUTELY FOR EVERYBODY.
  • 00:34:50.110 --> 00:34:53.100
  • I LOVE THE WHOLE DICHOTOMY OF WEAKNESS AND
  • 00:34:53.120 --> 00:34:56.240
  • STRENGTH, AND THE FACT THAT 2 CORINTHIANS 12
  • 00:34:56.260 --> 00:35:00.120
  • SAYS HIS STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT FOR OUR WEAKNESS.
  • 00:35:00.140 --> 00:35:05.230
  • APOSTLE PAUL SAID WHEN I AM WEAK, THEN I AM STRONG.
  • 00:35:05.250 --> 00:35:08.220
  • SO MY WEAKNESSES ARE PROBABLY MY STRENGTHS.
  • 00:35:08.240 --> 00:35:11.120
  • IF I BUILD ON MY STRENGTHS, THEN I'M
  • 00:35:11.140 --> 00:35:13.240
  • THE BEST ME I CAN BE.
  • 00:35:13.260 --> 00:35:15.190
  • IF I CAN BUILD ON MY WEAKNESSES, SO PAUL SAYS
  • 00:35:15.210 --> 00:35:19.010
  • WHEN I AM WEAK, THEN I'M STRONG, SO WHEN I BUILD ON
  • 00:35:19.030 --> 00:35:22.080
  • MY WEAKNESSES, IT'S HIS STRENGTH.
  • 00:35:22.100 --> 00:35:24.090
  • AND WHEN I BUILD ON HIS STRENGTH I'M GOING TO GO
  • 00:35:24.110 --> 00:35:26.000
  • INTO THE EXCEEDING, ABUNDANT, ABOVE ANYTHING
  • 00:35:26.020 --> 00:35:28.120
  • I COULD EVER ASK OR THINK.
  • 00:35:28.140 --> 00:35:29.290
  • - WAIT A MINUTE.
  • 00:35:30.010 --> 00:35:32.120
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:35:32.140 --> 00:35:39.030
  • HE'S JUST ENTERED SOME DEEP THEOLOGICAL WATERS HERE.
  • 00:35:39.050 --> 00:35:43.220
  • SO YOU'RE TELLING ME THAT WE SHOULD EMBRACE SUFFERING?
  • 00:35:43.240 --> 00:35:46.230
  • WE SHOULD EMBRACE OPPOSITION?
  • 00:35:46.250 --> 00:35:49.110
  • BECAUSE SOMEHOW THROUGH IT, GOD DEMONSTRATES HIS
  • 00:35:49.130 --> 00:35:54.030
  • STRENGTH AND POWER IN OUR LIVES?
  • 00:35:54.050 --> 00:35:55.290
  • - WELL PAUL--
  • 00:35:56.010 --> 00:35:57.120
  • - HE'S JUST RENEWING THE MIND, RIGHT?
  • 00:35:57.140 --> 00:35:59.110
  • - PAUL IN THAT CHAPTER TALKS ABOUT HIS THORN IN
  • 00:35:59.130 --> 00:36:02.290
  • THE FLESH, AND THE WORD FOR THORN IS NOT A THISTLE.
  • 00:36:03.010 --> 00:36:05.150
  • IT'S A STAKE.
  • 00:36:05.170 --> 00:36:07.010
  • SO HE'S REALLY GOT A STAKE IN HIS FLESH.
  • 00:36:07.030 --> 00:36:08.210
  • IT WAS NO SMALL THING.
  • 00:36:08.230 --> 00:36:10.190
  • AND YOU KNOW HE TALKS THERE ABOUT HIS DESPAIR
  • 00:36:10.210 --> 00:36:13.210
  • AND HIS INFIRMITIES AND DISTRESSES, AND I
  • 00:36:13.230 --> 00:36:15.280
  • PERSONALLY DON'T THINK HE WAS LIKE WOE IS ME,
  • 00:36:16.000 --> 00:36:18.120
  • NO ONE KNOWS THE TROUBLE I'VE SEEN.
  • 00:36:18.140 --> 00:36:20.110
  • I THINK HE WAS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE THOUGH
  • 00:36:20.130 --> 00:36:23.080
  • TO SAY LIKE YOU, I'VE GOT MY CHALLENGES, I'VE HAD
  • 00:36:23.100 --> 00:36:26.260
  • MY DISTRESSES AND WEAKNESSES AND SO ON, BUT
  • 00:36:26.280 --> 00:36:30.090
  • I'VE LEARNED THAT GOD'S GRACE IS ALL SUFFICIENT
  • 00:36:30.110 --> 00:36:33.270
  • FOR ME. AND HIS STRENGTH IS A PERFECT FIT FOR MY
  • 00:36:33.290 --> 00:36:37.270
  • WEAKNESS. SO THAT HIS STRENGTH ACTUALLY FINDS
  • 00:36:37.290 --> 00:36:40.100
  • ITS PURPOSE IN MY WEAKNESS.
  • 00:36:40.120 --> 00:36:43.030
  • AND WHEN I AM WEAK, I AM STRONG.
  • 00:36:43.050 --> 00:36:46.030
  • SO BRIAN HOUSTON IS NOT THE MOST GIFTED PERSON ON
  • 00:36:46.050 --> 00:36:49.070
  • EARTH, HOWEVER, GOD HAS MANAGED TO TAKE BRIAN
  • 00:36:49.090 --> 00:36:54.000
  • HOUSTON'S INABILITIES AND SO ON AND SOMEHOW WITH
  • 00:36:54.020 --> 00:36:58.200
  • HIS STRENGTH USE THEM FOR HIS GLORY.
  • 00:36:58.220 --> 00:37:01.050
  • AND I THINK THAT'S THE WHOLE THING.
  • 00:37:01.070 --> 00:37:02.160
  • HE DOES IT FOR US BECAUSE HE HAS A PURPOSE FOR OUR
  • 00:37:02.180 --> 00:37:04.140
  • LIVES, HE DOES IT FOR HIMSELF BECAUSE
  • 00:37:04.160 --> 00:37:06.140
  • HE GETS THE GLORY.
  • 00:37:06.160 --> 00:37:08.000
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:37:08.020 --> 00:37:16.190
  • IF PEOPLE LOOK AT MY LIFE AND I'M THE MOST GIFTED
  • 00:37:16.210 --> 00:37:18.240
  • TALENTED PERSON AROUND, THEN GOD DOESN'T
  • 00:37:18.260 --> 00:37:21.030
  • NECESSARILY GET THE GLORY.
  • 00:37:21.050 --> 00:37:22.260
  • BUT IF THEY SAY HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN WITH THIS GUY?
  • 00:37:22.280 --> 00:37:26.070
  • GOD GETS THE GLORY FOR THAT.
  • 00:37:26.090 --> 00:37:27.280
  • ULTIMATELY HE DOES IT FOR OTHERS BECAUSE PEOPLE
  • 00:37:28.000 --> 00:37:30.260
  • THINK IF GOD CAN DO IT FOR HIM, HE CAN DO IT
  • 00:37:30.280 --> 00:37:32.240
  • FOR ME AS WELL.
  • 00:37:32.260 --> 00:37:34.170
  • SO FOR ME, FOR HIMSELF, FOR OTHERS AND ULTIMATELY
  • 00:37:34.190 --> 00:37:38.100
  • FOR HIS KINGDOM.
  • 00:37:38.120 --> 00:37:39.220
  • 'CAUSE WE'RE ALL HERE FOR KINGDOM PURPOSE.
  • 00:37:39.240 --> 00:37:41.140
  • - AMEN. THAT'S POWERFUL WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THE
  • 00:37:41.160 --> 00:37:43.210
  • SUFFICIENCY OF GOD'S GRACE TO MAKE UP OUR
  • 00:37:43.230 --> 00:37:47.020
  • DEFICIENCIES AND THAT'S WHERE HE'S REALLY GLORIFIED.
  • 00:37:47.040 --> 00:37:50.140
  • THAT'S WHERE HE'S REALLY STRENGTHENED.
  • 00:37:50.160 --> 00:37:51.250
  • I WILL TELL YOU THAT KIND OF THINKING
  • 00:37:51.270 --> 00:37:54.250
  • DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT.
  • 00:37:54.270 --> 00:37:57.040
  • IT'S EASY FOR PEOPLE TO PLAY THE VICTIM OR TAKE
  • 00:37:57.060 --> 00:38:02.140
  • THE VICTIM'S WAY OUT.
  • 00:38:02.160 --> 00:38:04.130
  • "WOE IS ME" LIKE YOU SAID.
  • 00:38:04.150 --> 00:38:07.030
  • NOBODY'S SEEN THE TROUBLE -- HOW DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT
  • 00:38:07.050 --> 00:38:09.140
  • SONG, BY THE WAY?
  • 00:38:09.160 --> 00:38:11.190
  • - [SINGING] NOBODY KNOWS...
  • 00:38:11.210 --> 00:38:13.080
  • - THAT'S OUR SONG.
  • 00:38:13.100 --> 00:38:14.290
  • - [SINGING] THE TROUBLE I'VE SEEN...
  • 00:38:15.010 --> 00:38:17.250
  • NOBODY KNOWS...
  • 00:38:17.270 --> 00:38:19.180
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:38:19.200 --> 00:38:27.140
  • - ONLY YOU AND I CAN HAVE A CONVERSATION LIKE THIS FREELY
  • 00:38:27.160 --> 00:38:29.280
  • AND HAVE FUN BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE EVERYTHING'S
  • 00:38:30.000 --> 00:38:33.140
  • GOT TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT.
  • 00:38:33.160 --> 00:38:35.030
  • - SURE, YEAH.
  • 00:38:35.050 --> 00:38:37.060
  • - WHY I THINK -- AND I LOVE YOUR BOOK -- THERE'S
  • 00:38:37.080 --> 00:38:39.070
  • MORE, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:38:39.090 --> 00:38:41.130
  • TO LIFE IN GENERAL. THERE'S MORE TO GOD.
  • 00:38:41.150 --> 00:38:44.030
  • THERE'S MORE FOR US TO EXPERIENCE IS BECAUSE PEOPLE
  • 00:38:44.050 --> 00:38:46.240
  • ARE GETTING VERY DISCOURAGED WITH LIFE.
  • 00:38:46.260 --> 00:38:49.180
  • IN 1900, HERE IN AMERICA, THE LIFE EXPECTANCY WAS 46 YEARS.
  • 00:38:49.200 --> 00:38:56.150
  • THAT'S ALL PEOPLE LIVED.
  • 00:38:56.170 --> 00:38:58.220
  • SO THAT WAS A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.
  • 00:38:58.240 --> 00:39:00.240
  • SO YOU COULD EXPERIENCE MID LIFE CRISIS WHEN YOU'RE 20.
  • 00:39:00.260 --> 00:39:04.270
  • PEOPLE WERE GETTING MARRIED, WOMEN WERE GETTING MARRIED.
  • 00:39:04.290 --> 00:39:07.150
  • AT 13, 14, 15 YEARS OLD BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE MUCH
  • 00:39:07.170 --> 00:39:10.050
  • TIME TO LIVE.
  • 00:39:10.070 --> 00:39:13.020
  • SICKNESS AND DISEASE CAME IN.
  • 00:39:13.040 --> 00:39:15.260
  • 401K WASN'T EVEN AN ISSUE.
  • 00:39:15.280 --> 00:39:17.270
  • YOU WEREN'T GOING TO LIVE THAT LONG.
  • 00:39:17.290 --> 00:39:19.220
  • BUT AS OF 2000, THE LIFE EXPECTANCY HERE IN AMERICA
  • 00:39:19.240 --> 00:39:27.060
  • BECAME 76 YEARS.
  • 00:39:27.080 --> 00:39:29.260
  • SO WE WENT FROM 46 YEARS TO 76 YEARS.
  • 00:39:29.280 --> 00:39:33.060
  • AND BY 2050, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:39:33.080 --> 00:39:35.270
  • IT IS SAID THAT THE LIFE EXPECTANCY IS GOING TO BE 86
  • 00:39:35.290 --> 00:39:38.250
  • FOR MEN, AND 92 FOR WOMEN.
  • 00:39:38.270 --> 00:39:43.250
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:39:43.270 --> 00:39:49.250
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:39:49.250 --> 00:39:57.120
  • I HAVE TO CHECK THOSE NUMBERS TO MAKE SURE THAT
  • 00:39:57.140 --> 00:39:59.090
  • THEY WERE ACCURATE.
  • 00:39:59.110 --> 00:40:01.270
  • AND YOU WOULD THINK THAT GIVEN MORE TIME, MORE LIFE, WE
  • 00:40:01.290 --> 00:40:07.040
  • SHOULD BE EXCITED.
  • 00:40:07.060 --> 00:40:08.140
  • WE SHOULD BE HAPPY.
  • 00:40:08.160 --> 00:40:10.100
  • WE SHOULD BE THRILLED, BUT THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE.
  • 00:40:10.120 --> 00:40:13.210
  • WE HAVE A HIGH RATE OF DEPRESSION, HIGH RATE OF
  • 00:40:13.230 --> 00:40:16.180
  • SUICIDE, ESPECIALLY AMONGST MILLENNIALS WHO HAVE SEEN
  • 00:40:16.200 --> 00:40:20.110
  • UNPRECEDENTED EDUCATION, BUT NOT THE WEALTH TO GO
  • 00:40:20.130 --> 00:40:24.170
  • WITH THAT EDUCATION.
  • 00:40:24.190 --> 00:40:26.140
  • SO PEOPLE ARE NOT ONLY TAKING JOBS AND CHANGING THEM BUT
  • 00:40:26.160 --> 00:40:33.020
  • TAKING CAREERS AND CHANGING CAREERS.
  • 00:40:33.040 --> 00:40:36.160
  • SO WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT SPIRITUALITY AND LONGEVITY, IT
  • 00:40:36.180 --> 00:40:42.130
  • NOT ONLY HAS TO APPLY TO MINISTRY SUCH AS YOURS, BUT
  • 00:40:42.150 --> 00:40:47.050
  • THE INDIVIDUALS THAT YOU'RE MINISTERING TO HAVE TO THINK
  • 00:40:47.070 --> 00:40:51.140
  • OF SUSTAINABILITY WITH THEIR SPIRITUALITY.
  • 00:40:51.160 --> 00:40:54.150
  • IN OTHER WORDS, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T GET SAVED, HAPPY FOR
  • 00:40:54.170 --> 00:40:56.240
  • JESUS, LOVE HIM FOR TEN YEARS, 15 YEARS, AND REALIZE YOU'VE
  • 00:40:56.260 --> 00:41:02.040
  • GOT ALL OF THIS TIME LEFT BEFORE YOU DIE.
  • 00:41:02.060 --> 00:41:05.290
  • SO YOUR SPIRITUALITY HAS TO BE SUSTAINABLE.
  • 00:41:06.010 --> 00:41:08.170
  • - SURE.
  • 00:41:08.190 --> 00:41:10.060
  • - HOW DO YOU SPEAK TO THAT?
  • 00:41:10.080 --> 00:41:12.000
  • - WELL, YEAH, I GUESS, I MEAN IT'S A DAILY WALK WITH JESUS.
  • 00:41:12.020 --> 00:41:17.270
  • I THINK IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SUSTAINABLE CHRISTIANITY, IT
  • 00:41:17.290 --> 00:41:22.150
  • REALLY COMES BACK TO EVERYDAY CHOICES.
  • 00:41:22.170 --> 00:41:25.040
  • AND TO ME, IT COMES ALL THE WAY BACK TO OUR SUBJECT MATTER
  • 00:41:25.060 --> 00:41:29.110
  • WHICH IS RENEWING THE MIND BECAUSE OUR MIND CAN SO EASILY
  • 00:41:29.130 --> 00:41:38.040
  • START PLAYING TRICKS ON US AND GET OLD AND THEN SLOWLY BECOME
  • 00:41:38.060 --> 00:41:42.100
  • CYNICAL, BECOME DEPRESSED, BECOME THE THINGS THAT ARE
  • 00:41:42.120 --> 00:41:45.100
  • WORKING AGAINST KEEPING FRESH SPIRITUAL LIFE.
  • 00:41:45.120 --> 00:41:49.010
  • AND RIGHT HERE IN THIS CITY, ACTUALLY, NEW YORK, WHERE
  • 00:41:49.030 --> 00:41:53.200
  • WE'RE BROADCASTING FROM, IN A CHURCH IN NEW YORK, THERE'S A
  • 00:41:53.220 --> 00:41:57.020
  • YOUNG WOMAN WHO IS A FORENSIC BUREAU PSYCHOLOGIST.
  • 00:41:57.040 --> 00:42:02.270
  • SO SHE WORKS WITH THE VERY WORST IN PRISONS AND SO ON TO
  • 00:42:02.290 --> 00:42:05.200
  • WORK OUT WHETHER THEY'RE INSANE -- JUST A YOUNG JEWISH
  • 00:42:05.220 --> 00:42:08.070
  • GIRL, ACTUALLY, A JEWISH/CHRISTIAN GIRL.
  • 00:42:08.090 --> 00:42:10.180
  • AND I ASKED HER -- BECAUSE I WAS DOING A SERIES ON CHANGING
  • 00:42:10.200 --> 00:42:13.050
  • YOUR LIFE -- AND I ASKED HER HOW DO YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:42:13.070 --> 00:42:18.010
  • AND SHE WASN'T SPEAKING BIBLICALLY, SHE WAS SPEAKING
  • 00:42:18.030 --> 00:42:19.190
  • SCIENTIFICALLY.
  • 00:42:19.210 --> 00:42:21.070
  • SHE SAID, WELL, YOU HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR THINKING.
  • 00:42:21.090 --> 00:42:23.210
  • SO IT'S INTERESTING THAT WHAT WE TALK ABOUT IS A BIBLICAL
  • 00:42:23.230 --> 00:42:27.000
  • PRINCIPLE AND A BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE.
  • 00:42:27.020 --> 00:42:29.040
  • IT'S ALSO SOMETHING THAT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL
  • 00:42:29.060 --> 00:42:31.090
  • WORLD ALSO UNDERSTANDS.
  • 00:42:31.110 --> 00:42:33.000
  • IT STARTS WITH YOUR THINKING.
  • 00:42:33.020 --> 00:42:34.240
  • SHE WAS EXPLAINING TO ME PEOPLE WANT TO CHANGE THE WAY
  • 00:42:34.260 --> 00:42:37.050
  • THEY FEEL, BUT YOU THINK FIRST, AND THEN YOU FEEL.
  • 00:42:37.070 --> 00:42:40.240
  • SO IF I THINK BADLY ABOUT YOU, I'LL FEEL BADLY ABOUT YOU, AND
  • 00:42:40.260 --> 00:42:43.270
  • I'LL ACT BADLY TOWARD YOU.
  • 00:42:43.290 --> 00:42:46.040
  • SO IF WE COME ALL THE WAY BACK TO SUSTAINING SPIRITUAL LIFE
  • 00:42:46.060 --> 00:42:49.200
  • AND ALL OF THAT, I HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT IT COMES ALL THE
  • 00:42:49.220 --> 00:42:53.130
  • WAY BACK TO CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK, WHICH WILL CHANGE
  • 00:42:53.150 --> 00:42:56.090
  • THE WAY THAT WE FEEL, FEEL ABOUT CHRIST, FEEL ABOUT GOD,
  • 00:42:56.110 --> 00:42:59.120
  • FEEL ABOUT LOVING JESUS, FEEL ABOUT NEWNESS OF LIFE, FEEL
  • 00:42:59.140 --> 00:43:03.010
  • ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:43:03.030 --> 00:43:05.030
  • AND ULTIMATELY, THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY THAT
  • 00:43:05.050 --> 00:43:07.060
  • WE ACT AND BEHAVE.
  • 00:43:07.080 --> 00:43:10.040
  • - SO SCIENCE IS FINALLY CATCHING UP TO THE BIBLE.
  • 00:43:10.060 --> 00:43:12.100
  • - WELL, THAT'S ACTUALLY THE WAY IT IS TRULY.
  • 00:43:12.120 --> 00:43:14.240
  • THAT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE.
  • 00:43:14.260 --> 00:43:16.110
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:43:16.130 --> 00:43:18.190
  • SO TRUE.
  • 00:43:18.210 --> 00:43:20.180
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:43:20.200 --> 00:43:23.000
  • - SO YOUR FAITH HAS CHANGED YOU, DEVELOPED YOU
  • 00:43:23.020 --> 00:43:27.230
  • INTO WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:43:27.250 --> 00:43:29.230
  • WE'VE GOT A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, A COUPLE OF MINUTES.
  • 00:43:29.250 --> 00:43:31.240
  • HOW HAS THAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:43:31.260 --> 00:43:35.250
  • WHAT'S BEEN THE PROCESS?
  • 00:43:35.270 --> 00:43:37.280
  • - OF FAITH CHANGING ME.
  • 00:43:38.000 --> 00:43:40.040
  • - CHANGING YOU INTO THIS BRIAN HOUSTON.
  • 00:43:40.060 --> 00:43:42.000
  • YOU MET JESUS WHEN YOU WERE HOW OLD?
  • 00:43:42.020 --> 00:43:44.210
  • - SMALL. - SMALL?
  • 00:43:44.230 --> 00:43:46.060
  • - WELL, THE FIRST TIME...
  • 00:43:46.080 --> 00:43:47.210
  • - YOU WERE SMALL YEARS OLD. SMALL YEARS OLD. YOU GOT THAT?
  • 00:43:47.230 --> 00:43:49.160
  • - I WAS, YEAH.
  • 00:43:49.180 --> 00:43:51.070
  • - WE WON'T TELL, WE WON'T TELL.
  • 00:43:51.090 --> 00:43:52.240
  • BUT YOU'VE BEEN SAVED.
  • 00:43:52.260 --> 00:43:54.120
  • YOU KNOW THE LORD FOR A LONG TIME, BUT FAITH HAS FASHIONED
  • 00:43:54.140 --> 00:43:56.250
  • YOU AND SHAPED YOU INTO THIS PERSON THAT'S SITTING HERE
  • 00:43:56.270 --> 00:44:00.060
  • TODAY WITH ALL OF THIS ACCOMPLISHMENT.
  • 00:44:00.080 --> 00:44:01.290
  • HOW'D THAT HAPPEN?
  • 00:44:02.010 --> 00:44:03.250
  • - WELL, THAT'S THE POWER OF FAITH I THINK, FAITH IN JESUS,
  • 00:44:03.270 --> 00:44:06.230
  • NOT JUST FAITH IN FAITH, BUT FAITH IN GOD.
  • 00:44:06.250 --> 00:44:09.130
  • AND WE LIVE A LIFE THAT'S OPEN TO HIM, ALLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:44:09.150 --> 00:44:13.270
  • TO KEEP WORKING IN US, AND WE BASICALLY ARE LIVING A LIFE
  • 00:44:13.290 --> 00:44:18.070
  • WHERE TRANSFORMATION IS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:44:18.090 --> 00:44:21.270
  • AND SO IF I WERE TO LOOK BACK, WHAT'S THE MAJOR
  • 00:44:21.290 --> 00:44:26.030
  • CHANGES IN MY LIFE?
  • 00:44:26.050 --> 00:44:28.050
  • I'M A MORE CONFIDENT PERSON THAN I WAS FOR FAR TOO MUCH OF
  • 00:44:28.070 --> 00:44:30.290
  • MY LIFE, NOT OVER CONFIDENT, BUT JUST A REAL AWARENESS
  • 00:44:31.010 --> 00:44:35.040
  • OF WHO I AM IN CHRIST.
  • 00:44:35.060 --> 00:44:36.290
  • I THINK I'M MORE CONVINCED THAN EVER THAT I CAN TRUST GOD
  • 00:44:37.010 --> 00:44:41.210
  • WITH MY LIFE, AND I CAN TRUST GOD WITH THE
  • 00:44:41.230 --> 00:44:44.010
  • LIFE OF MY FAMILY.
  • 00:44:44.030 --> 00:44:45.260
  • I FEEL LIKE I'M MORE AWARE THAT THE WORD OF GOD REALLY
  • 00:44:45.280 --> 00:44:50.190
  • DOES WORK, AND EVEN WHEN THE TOUGH TIMES COME AND THE
  • 00:44:50.210 --> 00:44:53.060
  • CHALLENGING TIMES COME THAT GOD IS FAITHFUL, AND I CAN
  • 00:44:53.080 --> 00:44:57.030
  • TRUST HIM AND THAT HE DOESN'T ALWAYS DO IT IN MY TIMING, BUT
  • 00:44:57.050 --> 00:45:00.130
  • HE HAS A WAY IN HIS TIMING OF BRINGING TO PASS HIS WORD.
  • 00:45:00.150 --> 00:45:04.230
  • EVEN DOWN TO SOME OF OPPOSITION AND ENEMIES THAT I
  • 00:45:04.250 --> 00:45:08.070
  • HAVE FACED AS OUR CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA BEGAN TO RISE ABOVE
  • 00:45:08.090 --> 00:45:12.290
  • THE RADAR AND BECOME EFFECTIVELY FAMOUS, WITH THAT
  • 00:45:13.010 --> 00:45:17.170
  • CAME ALL SORTS OF ATTENTION AND NOT GOOD ATTENTION.
  • 00:45:17.190 --> 00:45:20.230
  • BUT EVEN WITH THAT, I'VE WATCHED GOD --
  • 00:45:20.250 --> 00:45:23.080
  • - HOLD THAT RIGHT THERE. THAT'S A GOOD SPOT.
  • 00:45:23.100 --> 00:45:25.100
  • WE'VE GOT A VIDEO, "WHEN FAITH TALKS."
  • 00:45:25.120 --> 00:45:27.000
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:45:27.020 --> 00:45:29.070
  • - WHEN WE COME INTO
  • 00:45:29.090 --> 00:45:30.230
  • GOD'S HOUSE, NO MATTER WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR LIFE AND
  • 00:45:30.250 --> 00:45:33.050
  • LIFTING YOUR HANDS AND STARTING TO SING FAITH WORDS,
  • 00:45:33.070 --> 00:45:36.120
  • IT IS ACTUALLY A SACRIFICE, BUT DON'T UNDERESTIMATE IT
  • 00:45:36.140 --> 00:45:40.010
  • BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME WORD AS GOD SPEAKS.
  • 00:45:40.030 --> 00:45:42.250
  • AND YOU START SPEAKING THE SAME WORD.
  • 00:45:42.270 --> 00:45:44.200
  • WHEN WE'RE PRAISING GOD, WHEN WE'RE WORSHIPPING,
  • 00:45:44.220 --> 00:45:46.200
  • WHAT ARE WE DOING?
  • 00:45:46.220 --> 00:45:48.040
  • WE ARE CONFESSING OUR FAITH IN HIM.
  • 00:45:48.060 --> 00:45:50.120
  • WE ARE CONFESSING THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:45:50.140 --> 00:45:52.200
  • WE ARE CONFESSING THAT GOD OUR LORD AND THAT JESUS
  • 00:45:52.220 --> 00:45:55.040
  • CHRIST IS OUR SAVIOR.
  • 00:45:55.060 --> 00:45:56.270
  • WE'RE CONFESSING OUR LOVE FOR HIM.
  • 00:45:56.290 --> 00:45:58.180
  • WE'RE CONFESSING THAT GOD IS GOD.
  • 00:45:58.200 --> 00:46:00.290
  • NO MATTER WHAT'S GOING ON IN MY LIFE, GOD, YOU ARE GOD,
  • 00:46:01.010 --> 00:46:03.090
  • AND YOUR WORD WILL FRAME MY FUTURE IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:46:03.110 --> 00:46:08.100
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:46:08.120 --> 00:46:11.170
  • - THAT WAS A BETTER ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION.
  • 00:46:11.190 --> 00:46:13.050
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:46:13.070 --> 00:46:16.190
  • - I LIKE IT.
  • 00:46:16.210 --> 00:46:18.070
  • HE GAVE ME THE VIDEO ANSWER TO MY QUESTION RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:46:18.090 --> 00:46:21.180
  • BUT YOU UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF WORDS, AND I LIKE WHAT
  • 00:46:21.200 --> 00:46:23.200
  • YOU'RE SAYING IS CHANGE IS NOT AN EVENT.
  • 00:46:23.220 --> 00:46:25.200
  • CHANGE IS A PROCESS.
  • 00:46:25.220 --> 00:46:27.150
  • IT'S OVER A PERIOD OF TIME THAT YOU GROW, YOU DEVELOP.
  • 00:46:27.170 --> 00:46:30.240
  • ALL OF THE PARTS AND THE THINGS THAT MAKE THE JOURNEY.
  • 00:46:30.260 --> 00:46:35.170
  • YOU SAID SOMETHING THERE IN THE VIDEO THAT I'D LIKE YOU TO
  • 00:46:35.190 --> 00:46:38.110
  • RESPOND TO. FRAME YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:46:38.130 --> 00:46:42.170
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? HOW DO YOU DO IT?
  • 00:46:42.190 --> 00:46:44.140
  • - THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.
  • 00:46:44.160 --> 00:46:47.210
  • I ACTUALLY THINK THAT WE FRAME OUR FUTURE BY
  • 00:46:47.230 --> 00:46:50.270
  • MAKING CHOICES TODAY.
  • 00:46:50.290 --> 00:46:54.200
  • THE CHOICES I MAKE TODAY ARE WHAT IS DETERMINING
  • 00:46:54.220 --> 00:46:57.050
  • MY FUTURE TOMORROW.
  • 00:46:57.070 --> 00:46:59.120
  • SO I MEAN, TO ME, IT'S THAT SIMPLE.
  • 00:46:59.140 --> 00:47:03.090
  • IF I WANT TO FRAME MY FUTURE, I START DRAWING
  • 00:47:03.110 --> 00:47:06.110
  • THE PICTURE TODAY.
  • 00:47:06.130 --> 00:47:08.080
  • AND WHATEVER THAT PICTURE LOOKS LIKE TODAY, BY THE WAY I
  • 00:47:08.100 --> 00:47:10.290
  • LIVE, BY THE WAY I THINK, BY MY COMMITMENT TO GOD, BY THE
  • 00:47:11.010 --> 00:47:13.050
  • THINGS I CHOOSE NOT TO DO SUCH AS GET WOUNDED OR GET HURT OR
  • 00:47:13.070 --> 00:47:19.160
  • GET BITTER OR GET OFFENDED, I'M BUILDING A PICTURE THAT
  • 00:47:19.180 --> 00:47:23.210
  • ONE DAY IS GOING TO FIT INTO THAT FRAME CALLED MY FUTURE.
  • 00:47:23.230 --> 00:47:26.190
  • - DON'T GET BITTER. DON'T GET OFFENDED.
  • 00:47:29.170 --> 00:47:33.130
  • SO THERE ARE A SET OF PRINCIPLES THAT GUIDE YOU AND
  • 00:47:33.150 --> 00:47:38.120
  • PROTECT YOU BECAUSE JESUS SAID WE ALL GET OPPORTUNITIES
  • 00:47:38.140 --> 00:47:43.110
  • TO BE OFFENDED. OFFENSES WILL COME.
  • 00:47:43.130 --> 00:47:45.180
  • - HE DID.
  • 00:47:45.200 --> 00:47:47.140
  • - BUT YOU HAVE BUILT A CERTAIN FRAMEWORK THAT
  • 00:47:47.160 --> 00:47:49.130
  • PROTECTS YOU FROM THAT.
  • 00:47:49.150 --> 00:47:51.040
  • ALL RIGHT, SO WHAT IS IT?
  • 00:47:51.060 --> 00:47:53.030
  • WHEN OFFENSE COMES, I WON'T BE OFFENDED, I WON'T BE OFFENDED
  • 00:47:53.050 --> 00:47:57.240
  • IN THE NAME OF JESUS. IS THAT HOW IT WORKS?
  • 00:47:57.260 --> 00:48:00.200
  • - WELL, I'LL TELL YOU HOW TO WORKS FOR ME BECAUSE WHEN I
  • 00:48:00.220 --> 00:48:02.160
  • WAS IN BIBLE COLLEGE, OUR PRINCIPAL ONE TIME SAID TO OUR
  • 00:48:02.180 --> 00:48:06.120
  • STUDENTS, "NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU IN LIFE, NO
  • 00:48:06.140 --> 00:48:10.010
  • MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS ABOUT YOU, NEVER DEVELOP A WOUNDED
  • 00:48:10.030 --> 00:48:13.170
  • SPIRIT." AND YOU KNOW SOMETHING?
  • 00:48:13.190 --> 00:48:15.280
  • I DON'T EVEN REMEMBER TOO MUCH OF WHAT I WAS TAUGHT IN BIBLE
  • 00:48:16.000 --> 00:48:18.020
  • COLLEGE IN THE 1970s --
  • 00:48:18.040 --> 00:48:19.290
  • - BUT YOU REMEMBER THAT.
  • 00:48:20.010 --> 00:48:21.210
  • - BUT I NEVER FORGOT THAT, AND I ALWAYS DETERMINED THAT
  • 00:48:21.230 --> 00:48:23.130
  • THAT'S THE WAY I WAS GOING TO LIVE MY LIFE.
  • 00:48:23.150 --> 00:48:25.060
  • AND SO I COMMITTED AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COMMITTED THAT NO
  • 00:48:25.080 --> 00:48:29.030
  • ONE WAS GOING TO RULE MY SPIRIT IN A NEGATIVE WAY.
  • 00:48:29.050 --> 00:48:31.220
  • AND TO BE HONEST, IT'S A PROCESS.
  • 00:48:31.240 --> 00:48:33.140
  • AT TIMES, IT'S BEEN VERY MUCH A PROCESS.
  • 00:48:33.160 --> 00:48:35.150
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:48:35.170 --> 00:48:38.250
  • BUT I THINK THAT'S WHY I LOVE GOD, LOVE THE LORD, LOVE MY
  • 00:48:38.270 --> 00:48:43.070
  • FAMILY, LOVE LIFE AND LOVE THE CHURCH AS MUCH OR MORE THAN
  • 00:48:43.090 --> 00:48:46.270
  • EVER BECAUSE OF THAT CHOICE TO LOOK AFTER MY OWN SPIRIT.
  • 00:48:46.290 --> 00:48:51.150
  • - SO WOUNDS THAT COME YOUR WAY.
  • 00:48:51.170 --> 00:48:53.250
  • - WOUNDS, YEAH.
  • 00:48:53.270 --> 00:48:55.280
  • - WOUNDS THAT COME YOUR WAY.
  • 00:48:56.000 --> 00:48:57.110
  • - AND THEY DO.
  • 00:48:57.130 --> 00:48:58.240
  • - AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO COME.
  • 00:48:58.260 --> 00:49:00.090
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:49:00.110 --> 00:49:01.230
  • - SO I'M A PRAGMATIST IN THE SENSE THAT I WANT
  • 00:49:01.250 --> 00:49:03.210
  • THE DETAILS ON HOW TO.
  • 00:49:03.230 --> 00:49:06.070
  • SO WHEN SOMEONE WOUNDS YOU, AND LET'S SAY IT'S SOMEONE
  • 00:49:06.090 --> 00:49:09.260
  • CLOSE, BECAUSE IF THE STRANGER WOUNDS ME, EH.
  • 00:49:09.280 --> 00:49:14.050
  • - THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:49:14.070 --> 00:49:16.030
  • - BUT IF IT'S SOMEONE YOU LOVE, SOMEONE CLOSE
  • 00:49:16.050 --> 00:49:17.290
  • TO YOU WOUNDS YOU.
  • 00:49:18.010 --> 00:49:19.170
  • - THE CLOSER THE WORST IT IS.
  • 00:49:19.190 --> 00:49:21.070
  • - IT'S A DIFFERENT EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE, AND
  • 00:49:21.090 --> 00:49:22.180
  • YOU'VE HAD THAT, YES?
  • 00:49:22.200 --> 00:49:24.090
  • SO YOU CAN SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:49:24.110 --> 00:49:25.280
  • WHAT WAS THE PROCESS THAT YOU WENT THROUGH PERSONALLY TO
  • 00:49:26.000 --> 00:49:27.210
  • HELP YOU OVERCOME THAT AND PRACTICE WHAT YOU WERE TAUGHT
  • 00:49:27.230 --> 00:49:30.130
  • ABOUT AT COLLEGE?
  • 00:49:30.150 --> 00:49:32.180
  • - I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT IN A BROKEN RELATIONSHIP,
  • 00:49:32.200 --> 00:49:37.030
  • ESPECIALLY SOMEONE THAT YOU LOVED AND YOU WERE CLOSE TO,
  • 00:49:37.050 --> 00:49:39.220
  • THAT I WENT THROUGH ACTUAL GRIEF, AND GRIEF IS A PROCESS.
  • 00:49:39.240 --> 00:49:45.130
  • AND SO THE PROCESS SOMETIMES IS TIME.
  • 00:49:45.150 --> 00:49:48.170
  • IT TAKES TIME.
  • 00:49:48.190 --> 00:49:50.130
  • BUT IF YOU'VE STILL GOT A COMMITMENT THAT THIS IS NOT
  • 00:49:50.150 --> 00:49:53.000
  • GOING TO RULE MY SPIRIT, YOU FIND YOUR WAY THROUGH THAT
  • 00:49:53.020 --> 00:49:55.160
  • PAIN, AND YOU COME OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF IT.
  • 00:49:55.180 --> 00:49:59.080
  • THAT'S WHY I CAN GO TO BED TONIGHT AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY
  • 00:49:59.100 --> 00:50:02.120
  • THERE'S NOT ONE PERSON ON THAT EARTH WHO RULES MY SPIRIT
  • 00:50:02.140 --> 00:50:05.140
  • IN A NEGATIVE WAY.
  • 00:50:05.160 --> 00:50:07.020
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:50:07.040 --> 00:50:14.260
  • - DO I HEAR THE WORD "FORGIVENESS" IN THERE?
  • 00:50:14.280 --> 00:50:19.100
  • BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO FORGIVE THE PERSON THAT WOUNDED YOU.
  • 00:50:19.120 --> 00:50:24.200
  • - YOU DIDN'T HEAR THE WORD FORGIVENESS, BUT I SHOULD HAVE
  • 00:50:24.220 --> 00:50:26.260
  • USED THE WORD "FORGIVENESS." - I'M TRYING TO LOOK
  • 00:50:26.280 --> 00:50:30.130
  • OUT FOR YOU, BRO.
  • 00:50:30.150 --> 00:50:32.050
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:50:32.070 --> 00:50:34.030
  • BUT I HEAR IT.
  • 00:50:34.050 --> 00:50:36.150
  • I MEAN, LOOK, WE FILL IN THE BLANKS, AND I FILLED IN THE
  • 00:50:36.170 --> 00:50:39.200
  • BLANKS IN YOUR CONVERSATION IN THAT IT REQUIRES
  • 00:50:39.220 --> 00:50:43.190
  • YOU TO FORGIVE.
  • 00:50:43.210 --> 00:50:45.130
  • - CLEARLY IT DOES, YEAH. - AND THAT'S NOT ALWAYS EASY.
  • 00:50:45.150 --> 00:50:48.200
  • - NO, IT'S NOT.
  • 00:50:48.220 --> 00:50:50.080
  • - BUT IT'S IMPORTANT. YOU'VE HAD TO DO THAT.
  • 00:50:50.100 --> 00:50:52.120
  • FORGIVENESS IS NOT JUST FOR THE PERSON WHO
  • 00:50:52.140 --> 00:50:58.050
  • DID THE WOUNDING.
  • 00:50:58.070 --> 00:51:00.130
  • IT'S ALSO FOR YOU WHO HAVE BEEN WOUNDED BECAUSE
  • 00:51:00.150 --> 00:51:03.180
  • FORGIVENESS HELPS YOU TO MOVE ON BY RELEASING YOU FROM THE
  • 00:51:03.200 --> 00:51:08.290
  • WEIGHT OF THAT INDIVIDUAL AS INJUSTICE OR SIN THAT WAS
  • 00:51:09.010 --> 00:51:12.260
  • PERPETRATED AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:51:12.280 --> 00:51:15.000
  • I LEARNED THAT JESUS SAYS, "TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU.
  • 00:51:15.020 --> 00:51:18.010
  • MY YOKE IS EASY.
  • 00:51:18.030 --> 00:51:19.260
  • MY BURDEN IS LIGHT." WHATEVER YOU'RE YOKED TO IN
  • 00:51:19.280 --> 00:51:22.200
  • LIFE, YOU CARRY THE BURDEN OF.
  • 00:51:22.220 --> 00:51:25.080
  • SO IF YOU'RE YOKED TO SOMEONE'S SIN AGAINST YOU, YOU
  • 00:51:25.100 --> 00:51:28.040
  • CARRY THE BURDEN OF THAT SIN, AND THEY CAN GO ON LIKE
  • 00:51:28.060 --> 00:51:30.250
  • NOTHING EVER HAPPENED, TOTALLY FREE, AND YOU'RE IN BONDAGE.
  • 00:51:30.270 --> 00:51:34.050
  • - THAT'S TRUE.
  • 00:51:34.070 --> 00:51:35.250
  • - SO I THINK WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS SO IMPORTANT, SO
  • 00:51:35.270 --> 00:51:37.190
  • CRITICAL FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT PART OF THAT
  • 00:51:37.210 --> 00:51:41.110
  • LONGEVITY PROCESS IS THE ABILITY TO FORGIVE, TO LET GO,
  • 00:51:41.130 --> 00:51:47.000
  • AND THAT'S NOT ALWAYS EASY.
  • 00:51:47.020 --> 00:51:48.260
  • - NO, IT'S NOT EASY, BUT IT TAKES TIME.
  • 00:51:48.280 --> 00:51:50.170
  • AND I THINK SOMETIMES, YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE IT THE TIME.
  • 00:51:50.190 --> 00:51:52.200
  • OBVIOUSLY, FORGIVENESS IS IMPORTANT, BUT IT'S LIKE THAT
  • 00:51:52.220 --> 00:51:55.050
  • SAYING THAT I'VE HEARD MORE THAN ONE PREACHER USE, THAT
  • 00:51:55.070 --> 00:51:59.040
  • BITTERNESS IS LIKE SWALLOWING POISON AND HOPING THE OTHER
  • 00:51:59.060 --> 00:52:02.080
  • PERSON WOULD DIE.
  • 00:52:02.100 --> 00:52:03.250
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:52:03.270 --> 00:52:07.130
  • THAT'S THE WAY THAT SOMETIMES WE NEED TO
  • 00:52:07.150 --> 00:52:10.000
  • UNDERSTAND IT WORKS.
  • 00:52:10.020 --> 00:52:11.180
  • WE'RE NOT HURTING THEM, WE'RE HURTING OURSELVES.
  • 00:52:11.200 --> 00:52:13.270
  • - YEAH, YEAH, I'VE LEARNED THAT BITTERNESS IS TO THE SOUL
  • 00:52:13.290 --> 00:52:20.210
  • WHAT ACID IS TO THE BODY. IT DESTROYS IT.
  • 00:52:20.230 --> 00:52:25.060
  • IT EATS IT UP, AND NOT ONLY THAT, HEBREWS 12 SAYS, "BE
  • 00:52:25.080 --> 00:52:30.280
  • CAREFUL THAT A ROOT OF BITTERNESS DOES NOT FORM IN
  • 00:52:31.000 --> 00:52:34.100
  • YOU BECAUSE OTHERS BECOME DEFILED BY IT." SO WHEN YOU'RE
  • 00:52:34.120 --> 00:52:38.040
  • BITTER, YOU NOT ONLY INFECT YOURSELF, YOU INFECT ALL THE
  • 00:52:38.060 --> 00:52:42.140
  • PEOPLE THAT YOU INTERACT WITH.
  • 00:52:42.160 --> 00:52:44.130
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:52:44.150 --> 00:52:52.090
  • AND I HEAR, AND I'M LISTENING TO YOUR SPIRIT WITHOUT WORDS,
  • 00:52:52.110 --> 00:52:58.050
  • YOU'RE COMMUNICATING A JOURNEY THAT YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH THAT
  • 00:52:58.070 --> 00:53:02.290
  • YOU'VE BEEN HURT, YOU'VE BEEN WOUNDED, YOU'VE BEEN BETRAYED,
  • 00:53:03.010 --> 00:53:06.020
  • ALL OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO YOU AS A HUMAN
  • 00:53:06.040 --> 00:53:10.230
  • BEING, BUT ESPECIALLY CHALLENGING AS A BELIEVER
  • 00:53:10.250 --> 00:53:14.060
  • BECAUSE YOU CAN'T REACT THE SAME WAY.
  • 00:53:14.080 --> 00:53:17.060
  • IT CAN MAKE YOU CYNICAL; CYNICAL ABOUT PEOPLE, CYNICAL
  • 00:53:17.080 --> 00:53:24.110
  • ABOUT LIFE, BUT YOU HAVEN'T LET THAT HAPPEN.
  • 00:53:24.130 --> 00:53:27.240
  • - BECAUSE THAT'S A CHOICE, AS WELL, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:53:27.260 --> 00:53:29.200
  • CYNICISM IS A CHOICE, AND IT'S SAID CYNICISM OFTEN COMES OUT
  • 00:53:29.220 --> 00:53:32.290
  • OF OUR OWN FRUSTRATION, OUR OWN DISAPPOINTMENT.
  • 00:53:33.010 --> 00:53:37.060
  • AND LOOK, I'VE NEVER, EVER SEEN ANYONE BECOME CYNICAL AND
  • 00:53:37.080 --> 00:53:42.260
  • HAVE ANY POSITIVE OR POWERFUL FRUIT IN THEIR LIFE,
  • 00:53:42.280 --> 00:53:46.110
  • NEVER, EVER, EVER.
  • 00:53:46.130 --> 00:53:48.100
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT OFTEN TO ME IS THE SADDEST?
  • 00:53:48.120 --> 00:53:50.210
  • YOU WATCH PEOPLE GO DOWN THE ROAD OF MAYBE HURT OR THEN
  • 00:53:50.230 --> 00:53:53.120
  • CYNICISM, AND I TELL YOU WHERE YOU SEE IT?
  • 00:53:53.140 --> 00:53:57.000
  • IT'S IN THEIR CHILDREN.
  • 00:53:57.020 --> 00:53:58.290
  • YOU GOT FIVE CHILDREN WHO WERE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD, ALL
  • 00:53:59.010 --> 00:54:01.080
  • SERVING GOD, OF SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T DEAL WITH CYNICISM.
  • 00:54:01.100 --> 00:54:05.040
  • OBVIOUSLY, CYNICISM WOULD EVENTUALLY OSTRACIZE
  • 00:54:05.060 --> 00:54:07.090
  • YOU ALL TOGETHER.
  • 00:54:07.110 --> 00:54:09.090
  • YOU LOOK TEN YEARS DOWN THE ROAD, AND ALL FIVE OF THEIR
  • 00:54:09.110 --> 00:54:11.070
  • CHILDREN ARE AWAY FROM GOD.
  • 00:54:11.090 --> 00:54:13.000
  • AND TO ME, THAT'S THE GREATEST HEARTBREAK IN IT AT ALL.
  • 00:54:13.020 --> 00:54:15.040
  • PEOPLE DON'T ABOUT THE IMPACT GENERATIONALLY.
  • 00:54:15.060 --> 00:54:18.100
  • - THAT'S TRUE, TRUE.
  • 00:54:18.120 --> 00:54:20.110
  • I THINK WORD IS CHOOSE LIFE, THAT YOU AND YOUR SEED.
  • 00:54:20.130 --> 00:54:24.280
  • - AND YOUR DESCENDANTS.
  • 00:54:25.000 --> 00:54:26.210
  • - MIGHT LIVE BECAUSE OUR CHOICES
  • 00:54:26.230 --> 00:54:28.060
  • HAVE GENERATIONAL IMPACT.
  • 00:54:28.080 --> 00:54:30.010
  • THERE ARE PEOPLE IN OUR AUDIENCE HERE AND IN
  • 00:54:30.030 --> 00:54:32.270
  • TELEVISION LAND WHO WANT THAT MORE, BUT WOUNDS, CYNICISM,
  • 00:54:32.290 --> 00:54:39.250
  • THE THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT,
  • 00:54:39.270 --> 00:54:41.250
  • ARE HOLDING THEM CAPTIVE.
  • 00:54:41.270 --> 00:54:44.170
  • WE WOULD LOVE FOR TO YOU PRAY FOR THEM.
  • 00:54:44.190 --> 00:54:48.040
  • - SURE, JUST PRAY A PRAYER FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE
  • 00:54:48.060 --> 00:54:50.240
  • FREE FROM CYNICISM AND BITTERNESS AND THE THINGS THAT
  • 00:54:50.260 --> 00:54:54.030
  • CAN SO EASILY TAKE HOLD IN OUR LIVES.
  • 00:54:54.050 --> 00:54:57.090
  • SO FATHER, I JUST THANK YOU IN JESUS' NAME, FIRSTLY, FOR SUCH
  • 00:54:57.110 --> 00:55:00.220
  • A BEAUTIFUL CONVERSATION.
  • 00:55:00.240 --> 00:55:03.030
  • I THANK GOD FOR FRIENDSHIP AND THAT WE GET TO DO LIFE
  • 00:55:03.050 --> 00:55:06.280
  • TOGETHER AND SERVE YOU, AND EVEN THOUGH IT'S ON OTHER
  • 00:55:07.000 --> 00:55:09.130
  • SIDES OF THE WORLD, FATHER, THANK GOD THAT YOU
  • 00:55:09.150 --> 00:55:11.140
  • GIVE US CONNECTION.
  • 00:55:11.160 --> 00:55:13.070
  • AND LORD, I JUST PRAY RIGHT NOW FOR THOSE WATCHING ON THE
  • 00:55:13.090 --> 00:55:16.020
  • TELEVISION AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN THIS TELEVISION
  • 00:55:16.040 --> 00:55:18.050
  • AUDIENCE WHO HAVE BEEN HURT, WHO HAVE BEEN BETRAYED, WHO
  • 00:55:18.070 --> 00:55:21.280
  • HAVE BEEN OFFENDED.
  • 00:55:22.000 --> 00:55:24.010
  • AND LORD, IT CAN BE SO EASY TO JUST TALK ABOUT HOW WE SHOULD
  • 00:55:24.030 --> 00:55:27.280
  • RESPOND, BUT TO ACTUALLY LIVE IN THAT AND LIVE THROUGH
  • 00:55:28.000 --> 00:55:31.000
  • THAT IS A CHALLENGE.
  • 00:55:31.020 --> 00:55:32.230
  • SO FATHER, I BELIEVE RIGHT NOW WHERE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HURT,
  • 00:55:32.250 --> 00:55:35.170
  • WHO FEEL JADED, THAT FEEL CYNICAL, LORD, I BELIEVE
  • 00:55:35.190 --> 00:55:38.140
  • YOU'LL GIVE THEM THE GRACE TO FORGIVE, AND WITH THAT GRACE
  • 00:55:38.160 --> 00:55:40.220
  • TO FORGIVE, I BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN BRING THEM THROUGH AND
  • 00:55:40.240 --> 00:55:43.060
  • LEAD THEM THROUGH TO A PLACE WHERE NO LONGER IS THEIR
  • 00:55:43.080 --> 00:55:46.120
  • SPIRIT BEING RULED BY ANOTHER PERSON IN A NEGATIVE WAY.
  • 00:55:46.140 --> 00:55:51.250
  • SO FATHER, WE JUST THANK YOU.
  • 00:55:51.270 --> 00:55:54.080
  • WE DEPEND ON THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:55:54.100 --> 00:55:56.100
  • WE HAVE THIS EXPECTATION, GOD, THAT YOU CAN
  • 00:55:56.120 --> 00:55:58.250
  • BRING HEALTH TO US.
  • 00:55:58.270 --> 00:56:01.060
  • AND I SPEAK JOY INTO PEOPLE'S HEARTS, NOT CYNICISM.
  • 00:56:01.080 --> 00:56:04.040
  • I SPEAK LIFE INTO PEOPLE, NOT NEGATIVITY.
  • 00:56:04.060 --> 00:56:07.250
  • FATHER, WE JUST THANK YOU FOR IT NOW.
  • 00:56:07.270 --> 00:56:09.220
  • LORD, WE WANT TO LIVE PURPOSEFUL LIVES.
  • 00:56:09.240 --> 00:56:11.280
  • WE WANT TO BE CHANGED BY CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK.
  • 00:56:12.000 --> 00:56:15.110
  • WE WANT OUR LIVES TO BE RENEWED.
  • 00:56:15.130 --> 00:56:17.040
  • SO LORD, I PRAY THAT AS WE COOPERATE WITH YOU, WE CAN SEE
  • 00:56:17.060 --> 00:56:19.160
  • THAT HAPPEN, AND PEOPLE COME THROUGH IN FREEDOM AND VICTORY
  • 00:56:19.180 --> 00:56:22.210
  • AND INTO ALL OF THE MORE THAT YOU HAVE FOR THEM
  • 00:56:22.230 --> 00:56:26.070
  • IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.
  • 00:56:26.090 --> 00:56:28.100
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:56:28.120 --> 00:56:30.230
  • - EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT.
  • 00:56:30.250 --> 00:56:34.220
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:56:34.240 --> 00:56:37.190
  • WELL, BRIAN HOUSTON, HILLSONG.
  • 00:56:37.210 --> 00:56:40.220
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:56:40.240 --> 00:56:46.040
  • THANK YOU AUDIENCE FOR BEING WITH US TONIGHT.
  • 00:56:46.060 --> 00:56:48.180
  • I HOPE YOU'VE BEEN BLESSED, EDUCATED, INSPIRED, EQUIPPED
  • 00:56:48.200 --> 00:56:53.170
  • AND ALL THE OTHER ADJECTIVES I'M FORGETTING RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:56:53.190 --> 00:56:55.280
  • WE'VE GOT 15 SECONDS, AND I'VE GOT TO COUNT DOWN BECAUSE THIS
  • 00:56:56.000 --> 00:56:58.060
  • IS THE END OF OUR PROGRAM.
  • 00:56:58.080 --> 00:57:00.050
  • THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT TONIGHT.
  • 00:57:00.070 --> 00:57:01.180
  • THANK YOU, BRIAN.
  • 00:57:01.200 --> 00:57:02.260
  • - LOVED IT, THANK YOU.
  • 00:57:02.280 --> 00:57:04.050
  • - THANK YOU SO MUCH. GOD BLESS.
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