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March 8, 2019
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Brian and Bobbie Houston.

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Praise | Brian & Bobbie Houston | 3/8/19

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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - [Narrator] Tonight on Praise from Los Angeles,
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  • dedicated husband and wife team
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  • and founders of Hillsong Church Australia,
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  • Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • And now Matt and Laurie Crouch.
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  • (audience applause)
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  • - Right here in Southern California,
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  • our guest all one hour, Global Senior Pastors of Hillsong.
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  • Approximately 50 million people will sing the music
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  • of Hillsong worship this weekend, around the globe.
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  • It's an amazing thing,
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  • but today we're talking about Israel.
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  • Brian, why Israel?
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  • Why are we discussing Israel today?
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  • - Well, why wouldn't you firstly?
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  • (laughter) It's where obviously
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  • our savior was born and had so much significance to us all,
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  • but we're excited because we're in the process of
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  • planting Hillsong Israel.
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  • A local church starting in Tel Aviv,
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  • but hopefully the days to come,
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  • in other Israeli cities,
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  • so we're very excited about it.
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  • - So the model
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  • of Hillsong is
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  • big city,
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  • influencer city, kind of downtown locations.
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  • All that worked out in Israel?
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  • - Yeah - Tel Aviv?
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  • - We started in Tel Aviv.
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  • Tel Aviv is a very secular city compared to,
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  • obviously Jerusalem and so it just
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  • seemed like a fantastic place.
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  • I mean, I don't know how much time,
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  • I'm sure plenty, that you've spent in Tel Aviv,
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  • but I actually love Tel Aviv and to me it comes across
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  • like any big, European city and for whatever reason,
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  • Hillsong thrives in places
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  • that should be hard to start churches
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  • and so we're very excited about the challenge of it.
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  • - Okay, set up kind of where did this come from?
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  • And let me just say this,
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  • Laurie and I were watching Hillsong Channel
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  • over kind of the last part of 2018
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  • and we happened to catch a special
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  • called Pioneering Israel
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  • I think is the name of the special,
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  • anyways it's about the Hillsong Church
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  • being pioneered in Israel
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  • - Is that right? - So that'd be a good name
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  • if it hadn't been the name, (laughter)
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  • but basically - Should've been named
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  • - We knew that was happening.
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  • We actually have met the lead pastor Catrina there
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  • and we actually interviewed her there in Israel one time
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  • and so we knew a little bit about it,
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  • but the documentary kind of re-lit the fire that
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  • you're really pioneering something.
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  • Where'd this all start?
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  • Kind of start from square one.
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  • - Well you already touched on the fact
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  • that we start in influential cities around the world
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  • and it really is just as the Holy Spirit
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  • puts it in our or my heart
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  • and at this stage were in about 21 different countries
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  • and just incredible to see what's happening with
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  • those local churches,
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  • see them growing and thriving.
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  • I don't think there's any more influential place,
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  • especially when it comes to our faith,
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  • than Israel and so probably over
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  • the last two, three, four years,
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  • we've been in Israel more in the last few years
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  • than we had previously and I think it just seemed so obvious
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  • that it was a great, great place for a local church.
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  • It's not an easy place, naturally speaking.
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  • It's a difficult place.
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  • Only 2% of the population, I think it is,
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  • would consider themselves Christian
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  • and 75% Jewish, about 18% Muslim
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  • and about 2% Christian so it's a challenging place,
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  • but we feel up for the challenge
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  • and for us to send Catrina is also a mind bender
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  • for a lot of people because from the start
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  • she's in her 40's, but she's a single woman
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  • and the idea of sending a single woman to the Middle East
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  • is definitely a mind bender,
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  • but Catrina, she's a great, great woman.
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  • She was a principal in our college, Hillsong College,
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  • for many, many years.
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  • She's a Bible teacher, she loves Hebrew the language
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  • and studies Hebrew and she really carried this thing
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  • in her heart for well over 20 years, 25 years.
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  • As a younger woman she went to Israel once on her own,
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  • spent several months there I think
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  • and from that time it was in her spirit
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  • that one day she would be in Israel
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  • doing the work of the Lord on a permanent basis.
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  • - So did she approach you guys or did you
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  • - No, actually I think we were on one of our tours there.
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  • Hillsong United Tour was there happening, I don't know.
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  • - You guys - Yeah, with you guys
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  • and I think it was just a collaboration of
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  • God just drawing lots and lots of dots together
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  • and of course nothing happens outside of this guy
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  • and what is resonating in his spirit,
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  • but again for her, she has held that part of the world,
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  • that nation, in her heart for many, many years
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  • and so it was beautiful.
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  • - So I knew what was in her heart for Israel,
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  • but really now doing it now,
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  • should have probably started with me,
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  • but she was certainly ready to put her hand up.
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  • She's a big loss in Australia because she was a key part
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  • of the Hillsong College.
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  • - Wow, you know this all started
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  • when Laurie and I were watching Hillsong Channel
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  • and they put together this amazing special
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  • that we wanted to bring some attention to.
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  • Look we're gonna talk about Israel all night tonight,
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  • specifically about certain things,
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  • but watch this.
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  • It will give you a little more information
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  • about what we're gonna unpack all night tonight.
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  • Watch this.
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  • (worship music)
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  • (audience applause)
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  • - [Brian] From Jerusalem to Judea to Samaria
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  • to the ends of the earth, all the way back to Jerusalem.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - People say to me when I come here,
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  • "you come here on a holiday from Australia?
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  • "Are you crazy?"
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  • I'm like you know what, maybe.
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  • The more you get past the tourism
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  • and dig into what's happening on the street
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  • and the local cafes and complexity
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  • of the people who are Israel,
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  • it's more than a Bible museum.
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  • - [Man] Israel, Palestinian in the West Bank communities,
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  • culture, traditions, family, faith, religion, history,
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  • archeology, the whole dilemma is a tossed salad.
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  • - [Catrina] It's ultimately like
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  • a little universe of it's own,
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  • all in one place.
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  • It's a cross section of the whole of the planet
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  • in one, tiny, little piece of real estate
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  • here in the Middle East
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  • and it stands out a mile from everything else around it.
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  • (tranquil music)
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  • - [Man] Israel and the West Bank Palestinian communities,
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  • it's a tough culture.
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  • It's a tough society.
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  • Being a part of changing the world comes at a price.
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  • - If it was easy, everybody would be doing it.
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  • Anything worth while is gonna have it's challenges,
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  • but where there's challenge, there's miraculous provision.
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  • (audience applause)
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  • - Key word provision.
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  • Look, put the address up.
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  • I want to make sure that our TBN audience
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  • and our TBN viewing audience for 45 years,
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  • you've helped pioneer many things
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  • and you've been a part of many things all over the world
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  • and we want to be a part of this.
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  • We want to sow in
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  • so that Hillsong.com/Israel
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  • on the screen is available for you, to the TBN viewer,
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  • I encourage you to help Hillsong in pioneering this
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  • and certainly resources are a big part of that.
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  • So if you have a heart for this,
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  • go to their website, give
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  • and let's help Hillsong get this done.
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  • That was certainly what Laurie and I wanted to make sure
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  • we do and we'll do it again later in the broadcast.
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  • - After we sat there and watched the whole thing
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  • and he immediately grabbed the phone and said,
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  • "Bob, get Brian and Bobbie - Find a date
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  • - And tell them whenever they want we'll.
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  • - And we appreciate it.
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  • It is challenging financially
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  • because number one, finding any venues is difficult
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  • where you can obviously run a Christian service,
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  • but secondly, just extremely rare,
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  • but also very expensive
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  • and that's just one aspect of what we want to be doing.
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  • What we're really wanting to do is touch people
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  • on the ground and so a lot of social justice work
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  • and helping people near the country
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  • and helping people out of sex trafficking.
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  • Already we're doing some of that stuff
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  • so there's a lot of good stuff going on.
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  • - So how okay,
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  • when was the first international church out of Hillsong?
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  • How many years ago?
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  • - You were looking to Bobbie, but she wouldn't know.
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  • (laughter)
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  • - Bobbie, go back to sleep.
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  • (laughter)
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  • - So I'm not dominating, she just I know she wouldn't know.
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  • (laughter)
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  • - Excuse me, I was just trying to remember what room
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  • that might have been,
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  • - Kiev - but it was Kiev.
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  • It was Ukraine
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  • - And a lot of years ago. - It was actually
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  • we had two for a long, long time and that's all.
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  • - [Laurie] Did you say?
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  • - A lot of years ago - [Laurie] Oh a lot
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  • of years ago, oh okay. - Like 25?
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  • - Oh, it was that long ago?
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  • - Well it was 1987,
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  • obviously is when the iron curtain fell down
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  • and so for the first time the Gospel
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  • could go into Ukraine and into the, for the Soviet Union
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  • and so right after that,
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  • we actually had an invitation to come there
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  • and plant a church and so it was a long time ago,
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  • but it sat and didn't do a lot
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  • for a long, long, long, long time.
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  • In more recent years it's become miraculous you know.
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  • Church is flourishing, Bobbie's held her Colour Conference
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  • there for a long, long time.
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  • So that's where we started and after that London
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  • and then for a long time we just focused just on that,
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  • but of course in more recent times,
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  • every year we're announcing new countries
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  • and new great cities where we're starting.
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  • - We have you here.
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  • Are you going to announce anything new
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  • right here, right now?
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  • - We have an open mind - Come on now.
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  • - I've seen you before make announcements
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  • (laughter) before their time,
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  • so I'm not telling you anything.
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  • (laughter)
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  • - You already did, but I'll keep my mouth shut
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  • so anyway. - Stay tuned
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  • - No we're waiting for our vision Sunday, our vision Sunday.
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  • - [Matt] Oh nice. - [Laurie] Those are amazing.
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  • - Okay, so 2019, new announcements are gonna happen.
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  • New cities are being announced in 219, fabulous.
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  • - And we have an amazing audience tonight from
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  • Hillsong LA - Maybe, Hillsong.
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  • (audience applause)
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  • - [Bobbie] Here's our people.
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  • - Hillsong LA and Hillsong O.C.
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  • - Okay, so you know Hillsong LA meets at what theater?
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  • I can't remember the name.
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  • - Belasco Theater
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  • - Say it again. - Belasco.
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  • - Belasco, that's right. - Yeah.
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  • - And then Orange County is the newer of the extension
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  • and that meets in kind of downtown Santa Ana.
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  • - It's called the Yost Theater in Santa Ana.
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  • - Beautiful venue, both of those are amazing
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  • and all the service times and all that stuff
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  • will be on the screen and all that.
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  • Okay, we're talking about Israel
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  • and we're talking about the Hillsong influence.
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  • If you're watching this broadcast, you're watching TBN.
  • 00:11:07.230 --> 00:11:10.290
  • If you're watching on DirecTv,
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  • you can take your remote and click one channel over
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  • and that's the Hillsong Channel
  • 00:11:16.040 --> 00:11:18.040
  • and Laurie and I do that often.
  • 00:11:18.040 --> 00:11:20.280
  • We go back and forth and just do a great job,
  • 00:11:20.280 --> 00:11:23.050
  • in fact we watch all Christian TV.
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  • Sometimes there's somebody on there
  • 00:11:25.230 --> 00:11:28.030
  • that we're looking for - So many good things.
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  • and we find it and we watch you know
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  • God TV and Day Star - All of them.
  • 00:11:32.020 --> 00:11:33.250
  • and all that,
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  • we watch it all because Christian TV feeds you
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  • and I encourage you to get - Somethin for everybody.
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  • the word of the Lord at some point, somewhere.
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  • We can't have every broadcast on the air at our time
  • 00:11:43.170 --> 00:11:46.230
  • and if there's something on Hillsong or TBN
  • 00:11:46.230 --> 00:11:49.180
  • and that's not what you need right then,
  • 00:11:49.180 --> 00:11:51.130
  • go find it somewhere else,
  • 00:11:51.130 --> 00:11:52.230
  • but anyway, we support everybody in regard to
  • 00:11:52.230 --> 00:11:55.180
  • (audience applause) We're all on the same team.
  • 00:11:55.180 --> 00:11:57.090
  • We're tryin to get Jesus around the world
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  • and so far we're doing a pretty good job with that.
  • 00:11:59.140 --> 00:12:03.180
  • - Brian and Bobbie Houston are the Senior Pastors,
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  • Global Senior Pastors that's them right there.
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  • Watch the camera will go right to them.
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  • Boom. (laughter)
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  • And if you want to know more about them,
  • 00:12:11.150 --> 00:12:14.080
  • we put together a little bio piece that we'd like
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  • to show them off a little bit to ya.
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  • Watch this.
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  • - [Narrator] He's regarded for his boldness,
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  • innovation and vision.
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  • - I wanna encourage you, never stop dreaming.
  • 00:12:23.190 --> 00:12:25.060
  • - [Narrator] She's all about seeing people
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  • accept Jesus as savior.
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  • - We're tryin to be who Christ has called us to be.
  • 00:12:28.240 --> 00:12:30.210
  • - [Narrator] Brian and Bobbie Houston
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  • pack a powerful punch as founders and Senior Pastors
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  • of Hillsong Church in Sydney Australia,
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  • With locations around the world.
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  • - We want to love God , love people, love life.
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  • - [Narrator] Brian is an executive
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  • producer for the renowned music ministry
  • 00:12:44.010 --> 00:12:46.210
  • Hillsong Music Australia,
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  • whose chart topping albums
  • 00:12:48.200 --> 00:12:50.050
  • have made a mark around the world.
  • 00:12:50.050 --> 00:12:52.030
  • Like Heaven singing holy,
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  • Brian is the President of
  • 00:12:56.180 --> 00:12:57.270
  • Hillsong International Leadership College,
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  • which provides pastoral leadership, music,
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  • media and dance training.
  • 00:13:03.100 --> 00:13:05.150
  • He's also head of the Hillsong Leadership Network,
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  • which provides resources, online training
  • 00:13:08.070 --> 00:13:11.050
  • and networking opportunities for leaders worldwide.
  • 00:13:11.050 --> 00:13:14.200
  • As a television personality he hosts Brian Houston TV,
  • 00:13:14.200 --> 00:13:18.240
  • a Christian television program airing
  • 00:13:18.240 --> 00:13:21.000
  • in more than 180 countries
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  • and Let's Talk With Brian Houston on the Hillsong Channel.
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  • Bobbie, a beloved pastor with a prophetic teaching gift,
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  • runs the weekly women's ministry of Hillsong.
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  • She also started the annual
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  • Colour Your World Women's Conference.
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  • Put the two together and you get a couple
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  • that loves the church and is passionate about
  • 00:13:40.070 --> 00:13:42.270
  • revolutionizing ministries and mindsets.
  • 00:13:42.270 --> 00:13:46.030
  • Brian and Bobbie Houston.
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  • (audience applause)
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  • - Aren't those fun to have to sit there and watch.
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  • It's like you're at your own funeral sometimes ya know.
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  • - Good call, flag that thing. (laughter)
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  • Changing face of Brian Houston.
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  • - What being long hair, short hair
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  • - Yeah. (laughter)
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  • - Some of your church folks are here.
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  • You guys believe in the local church.
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  • You're about the local church - [Brian] Passionately.
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  • - That just happen to grow into a global thing.
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  • America, I wanna,
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  • I always love to tell this in case I haven't.
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  • Maybe I haven't even told anybody on TV,
  • 00:14:24.270 --> 00:14:26.200
  • but your music was introduced to America in 1994.
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  • The reason I know that is because the first time
  • 00:14:33.000 --> 00:14:36.120
  • your music came here to America,
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  • it was through Integrity Music.
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  • I happened to be producing all of
  • 00:14:41.110 --> 00:14:44.080
  • Integrity's TV shows at that time.
  • 00:14:44.080 --> 00:14:47.000
  • It was when I was,
  • 00:14:47.000 --> 00:14:48.070
  • we had a production company called Generation Entertainment
  • 00:14:49.280 --> 00:14:52.120
  • and that was one of our clients.
  • 00:14:52.120 --> 00:14:54.000
  • So Michael Coleman,
  • 00:14:54.280 --> 00:14:57.280
  • wow can't remember,
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  • hi Michael if you're watching. - Hi Michael.
  • 00:14:59.130 --> 00:15:01.130
  • - Michael Coleman was the CEO of Integrity Music.
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  • You would have signed your deal with him
  • 00:15:06.090 --> 00:15:08.090
  • and I had been with him one day
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  • shooting some interviews with him and stuff
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  • and he as we were parting in the parking garage he goes,
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  • "Oh, I forgot to tell you."
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  • and he opened his briefcase and he pulled out two VHS tapes
  • 00:15:18.260 --> 00:15:23.260
  • and they were Hillsong music.
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  • I don't remember the titles of them.
  • 00:15:26.110 --> 00:15:27.290
  • - Shout to the Lord - Maybe Shout to the Lord
  • 00:15:27.290 --> 00:15:30.060
  • or something and he said
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  • "hey, lets put this into the TV show.
  • 00:15:32.180 --> 00:15:36.090
  • "we've just signed a local church in Sydney Australia
  • 00:15:36.090 --> 00:15:41.090
  • "and we want to get this put out into America
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  • "here through the TV show."
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  • and it was my production company that was editing
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  • the first time your music came to America in that way
  • 00:15:51.260 --> 00:15:55.260
  • or you know, in the form of video.
  • 00:15:55.260 --> 00:15:57.100
  • - You must have done a great job because it exploded.
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  • (laughter) (audience applause)
  • 00:15:59.080 --> 00:16:02.060
  • - You know what I remember about so much about it
  • 00:16:02.060 --> 00:16:06.020
  • is we probably in 1994, not much remember going,
  • 00:16:06.020 --> 00:16:11.020
  • we were with the Power Team.
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  • - Why are you poking me? - Well I'm trying to,
  • 00:16:13.190 --> 00:16:15.150
  • remember with John
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  • and we all had to go
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  • to different churches - Yeah, oh you're right.
  • 00:16:21.100 --> 00:16:24.050
  • - On Sunday to promote the Power Team that week in that city
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  • 'cause we were doing that show too
  • 00:16:28.240 --> 00:16:30.120
  • and we went - We were in the Bahamas
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  • - to go speak at this little church
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  • and it had, how many people in there?
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  • - 40, 50 you know 40. - Small little room
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  • It was just - Sweet little
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  • - Like a store front little and they were playing the tape
  • 00:16:43.080 --> 00:16:47.120
  • and that was their worship. - That was their worship.
  • 00:16:48.250 --> 00:16:50.020
  • - And I'll never forget that 'cause I thought,
  • 00:16:50.020 --> 00:16:51.150
  • isn't that wonderful that you'd have that kind of music
  • 00:16:51.150 --> 00:16:54.230
  • that these people that just don't have any room for
  • 00:16:54.230 --> 00:16:59.230
  • equipment, much less - and we're talking
  • 00:17:01.010 --> 00:17:02.040
  • 1991 or two. - Its a long time ago.
  • 00:17:02.040 --> 00:17:03.230
  • - Your cassette tape made it to the Bahamas,
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  • to a little church - And they were using that
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  • that couldn't have drums - for their praise and worship
  • 00:17:09.140 --> 00:17:11.090
  • and music and they were using your verbatim
  • 00:17:11.090 --> 00:17:13.180
  • and they would sign with that tape there
  • 00:17:13.180 --> 00:17:16.130
  • and that was their worship service in 1991 or 92.
  • 00:17:16.130 --> 00:17:20.070
  • - And we hear those stories
  • 00:17:20.070 --> 00:17:21.150
  • from all around the world all the time.
  • 00:17:21.150 --> 00:17:23.100
  • (audience applause) Miracle stories constantly.
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  • It's really, it's literally an act of God
  • 00:17:26.120 --> 00:17:29.020
  • like an amazing story.
  • 00:17:29.020 --> 00:17:30.190
  • - Yeah okay. - And then your kids.
  • 00:17:30.190 --> 00:17:33.080
  • - [Bobbie] Yeah. - Your kids grow up
  • 00:17:33.080 --> 00:17:34.200
  • and just do these amazing things.
  • 00:17:34.200 --> 00:17:36.100
  • It's just amazing isn't it?
  • 00:17:37.210 --> 00:17:38.280
  • - [Brian] It's their mother. - I know.
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  • - [Brian] Woman of God. - talkin to her.
  • 00:17:40.290 --> 00:17:42.120
  • - [Brian] Woman of God. - [Bobbie] Most amazing thing
  • 00:17:42.120 --> 00:17:43.260
  • they've done is give us seven amazing grandchildren
  • 00:17:43.260 --> 00:17:46.280
  • so that's pretty nice.
  • 00:17:46.280 --> 00:17:48.040
  • - [Brian] Still believing for nine.
  • 00:17:48.040 --> 00:17:49.130
  • There's two to come.
  • 00:17:49.130 --> 00:17:51.020
  • - So Brian and Bobbie,
  • 00:17:51.020 --> 00:17:53.180
  • about two years ago plus,
  • 00:17:53.180 --> 00:17:56.100
  • you had the
  • 00:17:58.000 --> 00:17:59.130
  • amazing
  • 00:18:01.180 --> 00:18:02.190
  • I was about to say fortitude,
  • 00:18:05.210 --> 00:18:08.090
  • to jump into the TV world with you know Hillsong Channel.
  • 00:18:08.090 --> 00:18:12.240
  • It has now grown up,
  • 00:18:14.090 --> 00:18:16.040
  • it's viewed in 60 million plus homes here in America now
  • 00:18:16.040 --> 00:18:21.040
  • and on 11 satellite systems around the world.
  • 00:18:22.150 --> 00:18:24.100
  • The Hillsong Channel is amazing.
  • 00:18:24.100 --> 00:18:27.020
  • It's right nextdoor if you're watching on DirecTv.
  • 00:18:27.020 --> 00:18:30.030
  • We have a little Hillsong Channel promo
  • 00:18:30.030 --> 00:18:31.260
  • that we wanna show you.
  • 00:18:31.260 --> 00:18:33.090
  • If you're wanting to know what's on the Hillsong Channel,
  • 00:18:33.090 --> 00:18:36.030
  • watch this.
  • 00:18:36.030 --> 00:18:36.280
  • (upbeat music)
  • 00:18:37.260 --> 00:18:41.060
  • - Are we back again?
  • 00:18:41.060 --> 00:18:42.260
  • (cheering)
  • 00:18:44.260 --> 00:18:47.110
  • (upbeat music)
  • 00:18:47.110 --> 00:18:49.160
  • - Number one record after number one record.
  • 00:18:49.160 --> 00:18:51.020
  • It was three countries in one day.
  • 00:18:51.020 --> 00:18:52.220
  • - You can literally lose yourself in fame.
  • 00:18:52.220 --> 00:18:54.250
  • - This is dangerous out here.
  • 00:18:56.100 --> 00:18:57.200
  • Where is this in the Bible?
  • 00:18:57.200 --> 00:18:59.050
  • - I've never walked for four days straight in my life.
  • 00:18:59.050 --> 00:19:01.060
  • - You know what, in Christ,
  • 00:19:01.060 --> 00:19:03.040
  • we have the Son of God on our side
  • 00:19:03.040 --> 00:19:04.160
  • and that's pretty remarkable.
  • 00:19:04.160 --> 00:19:05.260
  • - We are here for a reason.
  • 00:19:05.260 --> 00:19:07.050
  • We have been saved and called in Jesus name.
  • 00:19:07.050 --> 00:19:09.270
  • - Their right to belong isn't something
  • 00:19:12.200 --> 00:19:14.020
  • that comes easily for everyone.
  • 00:19:14.020 --> 00:19:15.270
  • I started to think, well what can I do?
  • 00:19:15.270 --> 00:19:17.220
  • - To fully understand how much you're really loved,
  • 00:19:17.220 --> 00:19:21.060
  • that is a feeling I could not explain.
  • 00:19:21.060 --> 00:19:23.220
  • - Man of God, woman of God.
  • 00:19:23.220 --> 00:19:25.220
  • You haven't seen anything yet.
  • 00:19:25.220 --> 00:19:28.230
  • - I'm walking out of here a different way
  • 00:19:28.230 --> 00:19:31.080
  • and I want that in Jesus name.
  • 00:19:31.080 --> 00:19:33.070
  • ("Let Go" by Hillsong Young and Free)
  • 00:19:33.070 --> 00:19:37.210
  • - Okay now, from the beginning.
  • 00:19:40.060 --> 00:19:42.120
  • So what is "Sinking Deep" about?
  • 00:19:42.120 --> 00:19:44.280
  • (laughter)
  • 00:19:44.280 --> 00:19:45.230
  • - I'm a child of God.
  • 00:19:45.230 --> 00:19:47.000
  • That's who I am, I'm gonna fight back.
  • 00:19:47.000 --> 00:19:48.250
  • - I am here at Hillsong Conference.
  • 00:19:48.250 --> 00:19:51.030
  • - It's complicated to walk in love and faith.
  • 00:19:51.030 --> 00:19:52.210
  • It's not always that simple.
  • 00:19:52.210 --> 00:19:54.060
  • - He gave you a dream before.
  • 00:19:54.060 --> 00:19:55.150
  • He's getting ready to give you a dream again.
  • 00:19:55.150 --> 00:19:57.000
  • Do you believe that?
  • 00:19:57.000 --> 00:19:58.150
  • - There is no better time to be answering the call of God.
  • 00:19:58.150 --> 00:20:01.040
  • - What do I know? I'm wearing a turtleneck.
  • 00:20:01.040 --> 00:20:02.230
  • Okay, Luke chapter 5.
  • 00:20:02.230 --> 00:20:04.000
  • - We sing songs of deliverance.
  • 00:20:04.260 --> 00:20:07.040
  • He is singing over you.
  • 00:20:07.040 --> 00:20:09.180
  • - I don't think people know what love really looks like.
  • 00:20:09.180 --> 00:20:12.150
  • - Life is a pilgrimage, join me.
  • 00:20:12.150 --> 00:20:15.010
  • - Your life has been made for the purposes of God.
  • 00:20:15.010 --> 00:20:16.270
  • - Well you want God to blow your mind?
  • 00:20:16.270 --> 00:20:19.000
  • Be available to him.
  • 00:20:19.000 --> 00:20:21.040
  • - You have an appointment with destiny.
  • 00:20:21.040 --> 00:20:24.120
  • God is about to change your life.
  • 00:20:24.120 --> 00:20:27.090
  • God is about to give you a breakthrough.
  • 00:20:27.090 --> 00:20:30.000
  • Somebody praise Him.
  • 00:20:30.000 --> 00:20:31.150
  • (audience applause)
  • 00:20:33.280 --> 00:20:36.050
  • - You know, I sit back sometimes
  • 00:20:36.050 --> 00:20:38.140
  • and just can't believe
  • 00:20:38.140 --> 00:20:39.290
  • the fact that we were able to kind of come together
  • 00:20:43.180 --> 00:20:46.230
  • with a channel that we were able to basically
  • 00:20:46.230 --> 00:20:51.230
  • make you take over.
  • 00:20:52.150 --> 00:20:54.050
  • You know, we didn't make you do it.
  • 00:20:54.050 --> 00:20:55.170
  • God allowed you to catch the vision of this
  • 00:20:55.170 --> 00:20:58.120
  • - Tried to make you. - And its just
  • 00:20:58.120 --> 00:21:00.210
  • such a funny thing because when we first talked about it
  • 00:21:00.210 --> 00:21:04.090
  • we were actually at a dinner that Laurie and I
  • 00:21:04.090 --> 00:21:06.060
  • were horrifically late to.
  • 00:21:06.060 --> 00:21:09.010
  • - Famously late - Yeah famously late.
  • 00:21:09.010 --> 00:21:11.130
  • And we had actually got
  • 00:21:11.130 --> 00:21:13.010
  • The date messed up - They waited for us though.
  • 00:21:13.010 --> 00:21:15.260
  • And they had already eaten by the time we showed up
  • 00:21:15.260 --> 00:21:17.140
  • and it was kind of from that - It was awful.
  • 00:21:17.140 --> 00:21:20.200
  • - From a social stand point it was a mess,
  • 00:21:20.200 --> 00:21:21.170
  • but we finally got to talking about
  • 00:21:22.230 --> 00:21:25.070
  • this global reach that the Hillsong,
  • 00:21:25.070 --> 00:21:30.040
  • I call it a movement,
  • 00:21:31.090 --> 00:21:32.120
  • would have over television and its been
  • 00:21:33.280 --> 00:21:36.060
  • such an amazing thing
  • 00:21:36.060 --> 00:21:37.120
  • so congratulations for what you're doing
  • 00:21:37.120 --> 00:21:40.030
  • - Thank you - around the world, really.
  • 00:21:40.030 --> 00:21:41.200
  • (audience applause)
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  • - And let's be honest,
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  • it's something you got in your spirit
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  • that literally wouldn't be happening if it wasn't
  • 00:21:47.000 --> 00:21:48.260
  • for you and your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:21:48.260 --> 00:21:52.040
  • So we'll always be grateful for that
  • 00:21:52.040 --> 00:21:54.030
  • and it's been a great story in a time when,
  • 00:21:54.030 --> 00:21:57.250
  • you know, the face of television's changing rapidly
  • 00:21:57.250 --> 00:21:59.220
  • - Rapidly. - To see the channel
  • 00:21:59.220 --> 00:22:02.010
  • growing, progressing, moving forward,
  • 00:22:02.010 --> 00:22:05.120
  • it's really, really, exciting.
  • 00:22:05.120 --> 00:22:06.290
  • In many ways it's back in the trend
  • 00:22:06.290 --> 00:22:08.180
  • and you have made that possible, so thank you.
  • 00:22:08.180 --> 00:22:11.000
  • - It's a blessing to a lot of people.
  • 00:22:11.000 --> 00:22:13.190
  • We're talking about Israel.
  • 00:22:13.190 --> 00:22:15.080
  • I want to reset for a second.
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  • I'm gonna go to Israel right now, in a very unusual way.
  • 00:22:16.240 --> 00:22:19.290
  • You're gonna see Brian Houston
  • 00:22:19.290 --> 00:22:22.020
  • in something you've never seen him do.
  • 00:22:22.020 --> 00:22:23.170
  • Watch this.
  • 00:22:23.170 --> 00:22:24.110
  • (adventurous music)
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  • - My name is Ben Houston.
  • 00:22:29.210 --> 00:22:30.280
  • I'm the lead pastor of Hillsong California.
  • 00:22:30.280 --> 00:22:33.000
  • The spirit of God is here and if he can do it yesterday,
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  • he can do it today.
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  • My dad is Brian Houston, who with my mom Bobbie,
  • 00:22:37.260 --> 00:22:40.020
  • are the founders and Senior Pastors
  • 00:22:40.020 --> 00:22:41.150
  • of Hillsong Church globally.
  • 00:22:41.150 --> 00:22:43.110
  • - The same spirit that rose Jesus from the dead,
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  • dwells in us.
  • 00:22:46.140 --> 00:22:47.240
  • - And our good friend Gary Clarke
  • 00:22:47.240 --> 00:22:49.040
  • is the lead pastor of Hillsong UK.
  • 00:22:49.040 --> 00:22:51.190
  • - God's heart is that you are not gonna give up.
  • 00:22:51.190 --> 00:22:54.250
  • - So dad's got this idea that he wants to walk
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  • in Jesus's footsteps from Nazareth to Capernaum.
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  • The only problem is it's 40 miles roads, lanes,
  • 00:22:59.120 --> 00:23:02.140
  • winding tracks along towering cliffs
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  • and than finally trekking along the lake shore of Galilee.
  • 00:23:04.130 --> 00:23:07.070
  • Dad's over 60.
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  • I'm not sure this is what normal people his age do.
  • 00:23:08.230 --> 00:23:11.050
  • I'm not even sure I can do it myself.
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  • This is dangerous right here.
  • 00:23:12.230 --> 00:23:14.120
  • Thankfully, we have Moshe, one of Israel's best guides.
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  • - [Moshe] This part I forgot.
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  • - So today is day one of a four day journey.
  • 00:23:19.210 --> 00:23:22.020
  • Hey dad, are we there? - Ehhh.
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  • - We traced Jesus path to Mount Presapest.
  • 00:23:24.160 --> 00:23:26.250
  • - This is where they wanted to shove him.
  • 00:23:26.250 --> 00:23:28.190
  • My goodness, that's scary.
  • 00:23:28.190 --> 00:23:29.250
  • - We learned about first century cooking.
  • 00:23:29.250 --> 00:23:31.100
  • - Wow.
  • 00:23:31.100 --> 00:23:32.170
  • - Dad sets out to do his own stunt work
  • 00:23:32.170 --> 00:23:34.160
  • and we uncover some amazing insights into
  • 00:23:35.260 --> 00:23:37.230
  • the transfiguration, Jesus baptism and much more.
  • 00:23:37.230 --> 00:23:40.280
  • I'm so excited you can join us for what's going to be
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  • an incredible adventure, trekking the land
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  • that Jesus called home.
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  • (adventurous music)
  • 00:23:48.260 --> 00:23:51.240
  • (audience applause)
  • 00:23:51.240 --> 00:23:53.130
  • - And that content is exclusively on Hillsong Channel.
  • 00:23:53.130 --> 00:23:56.180
  • When will it air? When is that happening?
  • 00:23:56.180 --> 00:23:59.160
  • - It starts at Easter, so it's four parts.
  • 00:23:59.160 --> 00:24:01.090
  • Four part documentary and it starts at Easter.
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  • I think it's come up really well.
  • 00:24:04.110 --> 00:24:06.000
  • It's a lot of fun, shows the beauty of Israel,
  • 00:24:06.000 --> 00:24:09.080
  • right off the beaten track.
  • 00:24:09.080 --> 00:24:10.210
  • We literally didn't see another tourist for three days.
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  • - Really? - Really
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  • and so the Israel government has created this Jesus
  • 00:24:14.290 --> 00:24:19.290
  • trek or recreated it, made it possible to do
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  • and really at the moment it's being under utilized
  • 00:24:24.270 --> 00:24:27.010
  • so already because of our experience,
  • 00:24:27.010 --> 00:24:30.040
  • there's been a lot of people
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  • starting out on that Jesus trek.
  • 00:24:31.230 --> 00:24:33.160
  • It was a really unique experience.
  • 00:24:35.190 --> 00:24:36.280
  • - And it took three days? - Four days?
  • 00:24:36.280 --> 00:24:38.090
  • - Three days, you can do it easily in three days
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  • and if you, you just gotta have a,
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  • I mean you can see me there.
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  • (laughter) only need a
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  • moderate level of fitness to do it,
  • 00:24:46.080 --> 00:24:47.150
  • but it definitely has its moments.
  • 00:24:47.150 --> 00:24:48.270
  • There's definitely some steep hills,
  • 00:24:48.270 --> 00:24:51.260
  • but it was beautiful.
  • 00:24:51.260 --> 00:24:53.110
  • The weather was beautiful, the wild flowers everywhere,
  • 00:24:53.110 --> 00:24:57.280
  • it was just so beautiful.
  • 00:24:57.280 --> 00:24:59.140
  • - So I got to watch it.
  • 00:24:59.140 --> 00:25:00.220
  • I got to see a little pre-glimpse of it
  • 00:25:00.220 --> 00:25:02.160
  • and it's fabulous.
  • 00:25:02.160 --> 00:25:03.260
  • Like its really, I mean not just 'cause
  • 00:25:03.260 --> 00:25:05.070
  • I'm married to him and I know him
  • 00:25:05.070 --> 00:25:06.260
  • and it made me laugh out loud a number of times,
  • 00:25:06.260 --> 00:25:09.150
  • but it's this beautiful combination of like
  • 00:25:09.150 --> 00:25:11.240
  • history and Bible and cuisine and the culture
  • 00:25:11.240 --> 00:25:16.150
  • and these guys antics and so I think
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  • actually people are gonna really enjoy it.
  • 00:25:19.290 --> 00:25:22.130
  • - You know the idea that even going and doing those things,
  • 00:25:22.130 --> 00:25:26.180
  • you're spending tourist type dollars there,
  • 00:25:26.180 --> 00:25:29.210
  • you're blessing the land of Israel,
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  • we're putting more attention on it,
  • 00:25:31.200 --> 00:25:33.140
  • you know zoom out real wide.
  • 00:25:33.140 --> 00:25:35.260
  • Why does Israel matter to our viewing audience,
  • 00:25:35.260 --> 00:25:39.230
  • your viewing audience?
  • 00:25:39.230 --> 00:25:41.080
  • What should we be thinking about Israel in general?
  • 00:25:41.080 --> 00:25:44.060
  • - I think if I simplify
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  • in one of the clips you showed,
  • 00:25:47.060 --> 00:25:49.080
  • I was saying that the Bible speaks about
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  • Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, the outer most parts of the earth
  • 00:25:51.230 --> 00:25:55.040
  • and literally New Zealand, which is right next to Australia,
  • 00:25:56.160 --> 00:25:58.270
  • is the end of the earth from Jerusalem.
  • 00:25:58.270 --> 00:26:00.280
  • If you'd drill a hole down through,
  • 00:26:00.280 --> 00:26:02.180
  • you'd come out in the South island of New Zealand.
  • 00:26:02.180 --> 00:26:04.220
  • So our part of the world is literally the ends of the earth
  • 00:26:04.220 --> 00:26:07.290
  • and I just love the idea of the Gospel
  • 00:26:07.290 --> 00:26:09.240
  • going from Jerusalem to Judea to Samaria
  • 00:26:09.240 --> 00:26:12.110
  • to the ends of the earth and from the ends of the earth
  • 00:26:12.110 --> 00:26:14.220
  • back to Samaria, Judea and Jerusalem
  • 00:26:14.220 --> 00:26:17.210
  • and that's why it's so exciting
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  • for us to be starting a church there.
  • 00:26:18.250 --> 00:26:21.000
  • Really from Australia, starting and back in Jerusalem
  • 00:26:21.000 --> 00:26:24.170
  • and in Israel different people have different ideas
  • 00:26:24.170 --> 00:26:29.150
  • of revelation on the importance of Israel today,
  • 00:26:30.250 --> 00:26:32.190
  • but just it's historic beauty for Christians,
  • 00:26:32.190 --> 00:26:36.180
  • I mean everything there is a story.
  • 00:26:36.180 --> 00:26:38.230
  • You know that you just can't take it all in
  • 00:26:38.230 --> 00:26:42.060
  • because the Bible is just represented almost everywhere,
  • 00:26:42.060 --> 00:26:47.060
  • everything you see, every hill, every mountain,
  • 00:26:48.180 --> 00:26:50.000
  • almost every tree is symbolical and more than symbolic,
  • 00:26:50.000 --> 00:26:53.170
  • it's just the powerful home of our message
  • 00:26:54.220 --> 00:26:58.240
  • and so I've become a believer.
  • 00:26:58.240 --> 00:27:01.210
  • I've always been interested in Israel
  • 00:27:01.210 --> 00:27:03.140
  • obviously as a Christian,
  • 00:27:03.140 --> 00:27:04.200
  • but I think in more recent times,
  • 00:27:04.200 --> 00:27:06.100
  • we've become passionate about Israel
  • 00:27:06.100 --> 00:27:08.200
  • and it's, I think it's impossible for a person
  • 00:27:08.200 --> 00:27:12.160
  • of Christian faith to go there
  • 00:27:12.160 --> 00:27:14.160
  • and not be impacted just by the wonder of it.
  • 00:27:14.160 --> 00:27:18.130
  • - Is it special for some reason?
  • 00:27:18.130 --> 00:27:20.160
  • - Well I think it's special for the reasons I gave
  • 00:27:22.240 --> 00:27:27.000
  • and it is the land where Jesus walked and talked
  • 00:27:27.000 --> 00:27:30.140
  • and where the Gospel came from
  • 00:27:30.140 --> 00:27:33.280
  • and obviously the Old Testament,
  • 00:27:35.070 --> 00:27:38.060
  • children if Israel, the people today who
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  • are in Israel, so it's definitely a powerful.
  • 00:27:40.290 --> 00:27:45.290
  • - I often think of that scripture sometimes is
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  • "I will bless those that bless thee."
  • 00:27:48.210 --> 00:27:51.090
  • You know in other words, every time we take a tour there,
  • 00:27:51.090 --> 00:27:53.220
  • every time we are there doing program,
  • 00:27:53.220 --> 00:27:55.290
  • every time we're talking about Israel
  • 00:27:55.290 --> 00:27:58.070
  • and it's importance and you know every time America
  • 00:27:58.070 --> 00:28:02.000
  • does something, even last year,
  • 00:28:02.000 --> 00:28:05.070
  • the big news was moving our Embassy to Jerusalem
  • 00:28:05.070 --> 00:28:08.100
  • and a lot of people scratch their heads and say
  • 00:28:08.100 --> 00:28:10.180
  • why is that important?
  • 00:28:10.180 --> 00:28:11.260
  • But the idea that God blesses those
  • 00:28:11.260 --> 00:28:15.240
  • that bless the land of Israel is scripture.
  • 00:28:15.240 --> 00:28:19.060
  • I mean that's real and one of the interesting things is
  • 00:28:19.060 --> 00:28:23.060
  • 2018 for TBN, we actually initiated a project
  • 00:28:23.060 --> 00:28:28.060
  • that we're with a few partners,
  • 00:28:29.060 --> 00:28:32.180
  • we're not doing it alone,
  • 00:28:32.180 --> 00:28:34.200
  • but we're actually partnering in a
  • 00:28:34.200 --> 00:28:38.280
  • new hotel that's being built in the North Galilee.
  • 00:28:38.280 --> 00:28:42.250
  • The reason I keep thinking about that
  • 00:28:42.250 --> 00:28:44.170
  • while we're sitting here is
  • 00:28:44.170 --> 00:28:46.080
  • you got pitched that in 19 what, 90?
  • 00:28:46.080 --> 00:28:50.260
  • - Oh my goodness, I couldn't actually tell you the year.
  • 00:28:52.140 --> 00:28:53.290
  • - When Sharon was the Prime Minister.
  • 00:28:53.290 --> 00:28:56.020
  • - Uh huh, we met President Sharon and then
  • 00:28:56.020 --> 00:28:58.220
  • - Prime Minister I believe. - Yeah, Prime Minister sorry.
  • 00:28:58.220 --> 00:29:02.000
  • Prime Minister, in the actual cabinet rooms
  • 00:29:02.000 --> 00:29:04.180
  • right in the heart of Knesset which is obviously.
  • 00:29:04.180 --> 00:29:08.020
  • - Could it have been 94 that that happened?
  • 00:29:08.020 --> 00:29:10.210
  • - More than likely, it woulda been.
  • 00:29:10.210 --> 00:29:12.200
  • - [Laurie] My dad was there. - [Matt] Yeah my dad, you guys
  • 00:29:12.200 --> 00:29:15.090
  • were there. - You were with your father
  • 00:29:15.090 --> 00:29:16.240
  • and we were with six other ministries
  • 00:29:16.240 --> 00:29:19.010
  • all of them were American and we were added in
  • 00:29:20.130 --> 00:29:22.280
  • and so it was fabulous.
  • 00:29:26.060 --> 00:29:27.130
  • Like I said, we went right into the Knesset,
  • 00:29:27.130 --> 00:29:29.050
  • we were with Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister,
  • 00:29:29.050 --> 00:29:31.170
  • on the banks of the Galilee and
  • 00:29:31.170 --> 00:29:35.080
  • - So interesting, I got to see him in 2018
  • 00:29:35.080 --> 00:29:39.290
  • do an interview with him.
  • 00:29:39.290 --> 00:29:41.290
  • Mike Huckabee and I went in to do an interview
  • 00:29:41.290 --> 00:29:44.010
  • with the Prime Minister and I got to inform him
  • 00:29:44.010 --> 00:29:47.060
  • that the project that he pitched to my dad,
  • 00:29:47.060 --> 00:29:50.060
  • two decades ago, not as Prime Minister,
  • 00:29:51.110 --> 00:29:54.080
  • but I think he was, he had a government position then.
  • 00:29:54.080 --> 00:29:57.220
  • I think he was
  • 00:29:57.220 --> 00:29:59.070
  • - [Brian] Foreign Minister. - Foreign Minister was he?
  • 00:29:59.070 --> 00:30:00.220
  • Okay, and so he pitched that to a group of people
  • 00:30:00.220 --> 00:30:04.110
  • and I got to announce to him that the project is initiated
  • 00:30:04.110 --> 00:30:07.250
  • and that it's under way
  • 00:30:07.250 --> 00:30:09.010
  • and so TBN is actually
  • 00:30:10.190 --> 00:30:13.190
  • investing in the land of Israel
  • 00:30:13.190 --> 00:30:17.190
  • into the tourism and all of that with our good friend
  • 00:30:17.190 --> 00:30:21.090
  • Samuel Smadja of Sar-El Tours, so anyway.
  • 00:30:21.090 --> 00:30:24.230
  • - And we'll be talking about a tour coming up in 2020 right?
  • 00:30:24.230 --> 00:30:27.210
  • - Uh, yeah we gotta figure that out.
  • 00:30:27.210 --> 00:30:29.150
  • - Don't have much details.
  • 00:30:29.150 --> 00:30:30.250
  • - You guys ready to go back to Israel?
  • 00:30:30.250 --> 00:30:32.250
  • (laughter)
  • 00:30:32.250 --> 00:30:34.090
  • Why don't we pitch you guys right here on the air
  • 00:30:34.090 --> 00:30:35.030
  • so you can't say no.
  • 00:30:35.030 --> 00:30:35.270
  • - Yeah, let's do that.
  • 00:30:35.270 --> 00:30:38.040
  • - Yeah so okay, we're talking about planting Hillsong
  • 00:30:38.040 --> 00:30:41.120
  • in the land of Israel.
  • 00:30:41.120 --> 00:30:43.140
  • We got another role in from the documentary
  • 00:30:43.140 --> 00:30:46.000
  • that Laurie and I watched on the Hillsong Channel.
  • 00:30:46.000 --> 00:30:48.010
  • Watch this.
  • 00:30:48.010 --> 00:30:48.260
  • (clapping)
  • 00:30:50.200 --> 00:30:51.150
  • - Hello every body.
  • 00:30:51.150 --> 00:30:52.290
  • We're very, very happy to be here in Israel and in Tel Aviv.
  • 00:30:52.290 --> 00:30:57.170
  • I think the big thing for us,
  • 00:30:58.130 --> 00:30:59.180
  • is that it's a true representation
  • 00:30:59.180 --> 00:31:01.040
  • of who Hillsong Church is.
  • 00:31:01.040 --> 00:31:03.080
  • You go to a different country
  • 00:31:03.080 --> 00:31:04.280
  • and people put pressure on you to have a church.
  • 00:31:04.280 --> 00:31:07.240
  • From all we've ever done is just be ourselves
  • 00:31:07.240 --> 00:31:10.150
  • in that country and everywhere we've gone, God's blessed it.
  • 00:31:10.150 --> 00:31:14.040
  • - Hillsong isn't about a brand.
  • 00:31:14.040 --> 00:31:16.170
  • Its about individual lives being championed
  • 00:31:16.170 --> 00:31:19.220
  • and empowered and you come to Tel Aviv
  • 00:31:19.220 --> 00:31:22.190
  • and it's only existed as a city since 1909.
  • 00:31:22.190 --> 00:31:26.070
  • It was a tiny little suburb of Jaffa,
  • 00:31:26.070 --> 00:31:28.260
  • which is an ancient city and it's just boomed.
  • 00:31:28.260 --> 00:31:32.040
  • I think the average age here is around 35 ish.
  • 00:31:32.040 --> 00:31:35.180
  • It's a young city, it's a vibrant city.
  • 00:31:35.180 --> 00:31:38.160
  • There's quite a leadership culture.
  • 00:31:38.160 --> 00:31:40.010
  • There's a lot of front foot young Israelis here
  • 00:31:40.010 --> 00:31:43.280
  • who are on the cutting edge
  • 00:31:43.280 --> 00:31:45.110
  • and I believe there's something about that
  • 00:31:45.110 --> 00:31:48.070
  • that is very akin to our church.
  • 00:31:48.070 --> 00:31:49.290
  • If you were to look at Israel and zoom in on Tel Aviv
  • 00:31:51.170 --> 00:31:55.070
  • and think about our church, Hillsong,
  • 00:31:55.070 --> 00:31:58.080
  • I think it's the perfect location
  • 00:31:58.080 --> 00:32:00.260
  • and to have the privilege of being a part of our church
  • 00:32:00.260 --> 00:32:05.260
  • in the midst of it making steps to being in this country,
  • 00:32:07.070 --> 00:32:10.110
  • it's in my mind nothing short of miraculous.
  • 00:32:10.110 --> 00:32:13.200
  • (uplifting music)
  • 00:32:15.090 --> 00:32:18.050
  • (audience applause)
  • 00:32:18.050 --> 00:32:19.160
  • - Wow, beautiful.
  • 00:32:19.160 --> 00:32:20.220
  • - She's really amazing isn't she?
  • 00:32:20.220 --> 00:32:22.000
  • - The graphic on the bottom of the screen
  • 00:32:22.000 --> 00:32:24.200
  • that's coming on has hillsong.com
  • 00:32:24.200 --> 00:32:27.260
  • I don't know if that's forward or backward slash?
  • 00:32:29.140 --> 00:32:31.060
  • Is that a forward slash?
  • 00:32:31.060 --> 00:32:32.120
  • Israel, I don't know what to call it.
  • 00:32:32.120 --> 00:32:33.220
  • Yeah, forward slash.
  • 00:32:33.220 --> 00:32:35.240
  • And basically there you can be a part of what's happening.
  • 00:32:35.240 --> 00:32:40.170
  • So I'm encouraging you, the TBN viewer.
  • 00:32:40.170 --> 00:32:43.170
  • We've pioneered things over all these 45 years.
  • 00:32:43.170 --> 00:32:47.040
  • We've helped pioneer things and we want to help
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  • in regard to this very bold step to get Hillsong planted.
  • 00:32:51.100 --> 00:32:56.100
  • - You know, we were blown away when we,
  • 00:32:57.160 --> 00:32:59.110
  • 'cause we were on the Hillsong TBN Tour, Israel Tour
  • 00:32:59.110 --> 00:33:03.270
  • and when we heard that you guys
  • 00:33:03.270 --> 00:33:06.270
  • were doing a church there in Israel it was like,
  • 00:33:06.270 --> 00:33:09.250
  • I don't know anybody else
  • 00:33:12.140 --> 00:33:13.210
  • who's ever planted a church in Israel.
  • 00:33:13.210 --> 00:33:15.230
  • Well, I don't think, no.
  • 00:33:19.190 --> 00:33:20.170
  • - I mean there's churches there,
  • 00:33:20.170 --> 00:33:21.260
  • but not from outside that are - and it was so
  • 00:33:21.260 --> 00:33:25.050
  • planting extension campus there and all that kind of stuff.
  • 00:33:25.050 --> 00:33:26.220
  • - So oh my goodness, that was such an amazing thing to me
  • 00:33:26.220 --> 00:33:30.100
  • and then to meet Catrina.
  • 00:33:30.100 --> 00:33:31.170
  • She's just a loveliest lady.
  • 00:33:31.170 --> 00:33:34.200
  • - She was prepared you know,
  • 00:33:36.070 --> 00:33:37.200
  • it was obviously prepared for this.
  • 00:33:37.200 --> 00:33:39.150
  • - She's very smart and passionate about Israel.
  • 00:33:39.150 --> 00:33:43.280
  • - But like he said - No sorry go on.
  • 00:33:43.280 --> 00:33:45.290
  • - But like he said, it's not easy.
  • 00:33:45.290 --> 00:33:48.000
  • You said that in some of that footage.
  • 00:33:48.000 --> 00:33:49.190
  • It's like romantic, it looks lovely
  • 00:33:49.190 --> 00:33:53.200
  • and as she said, if it was this easy,
  • 00:33:53.200 --> 00:33:57.070
  • more people would have done it
  • 00:33:57.070 --> 00:33:58.230
  • and so it does carry challenges
  • 00:33:58.230 --> 00:34:00.270
  • to do with the nature of that place.
  • 00:34:02.150 --> 00:34:05.150
  • - Whether or not we're the first to do that I'm not sure,
  • 00:34:05.150 --> 00:34:07.190
  • but what I do know, one of the reasons why I haven't
  • 00:34:07.190 --> 00:34:10.010
  • is because it's very difficult to reign for the Gospel,
  • 00:34:10.010 --> 00:34:13.090
  • but that's what makes it a fantastic challenge
  • 00:34:14.140 --> 00:34:17.180
  • and as I say, taking the Gospel back to Israel is exciting.
  • 00:34:17.180 --> 00:34:22.180
  • - And again, the times that I've been there,
  • 00:34:23.280 --> 00:34:25.270
  • which is nothing compared to
  • 00:34:25.270 --> 00:34:27.160
  • how many times you guys have been there,
  • 00:34:27.160 --> 00:34:29.030
  • but honestly I think from a distance I understood Jerusalem.
  • 00:34:29.030 --> 00:34:34.030
  • I never really understood how profoundly amazing Tel Aviv is
  • 00:34:35.170 --> 00:34:38.140
  • and what a vibrant city and thronging with young people
  • 00:34:38.140 --> 00:34:42.130
  • and young people who really don't have much regard
  • 00:34:42.130 --> 00:34:45.290
  • for their heritage or their faith perhaps.
  • 00:34:45.290 --> 00:34:48.140
  • - [Laurie] Very secular. - Very secular,
  • 00:34:48.140 --> 00:34:50.270
  • but never the less, no different to young people
  • 00:34:50.270 --> 00:34:52.280
  • that you would see in London or New York City
  • 00:34:52.280 --> 00:34:56.160
  • or Los Angeles, anywhere in the world
  • 00:34:56.160 --> 00:34:58.160
  • and you know what they all carry fundamental needs
  • 00:34:58.160 --> 00:35:01.030
  • of the human heart and I guess if we can play
  • 00:35:01.030 --> 00:35:04.050
  • a part in what God wants for that part of the world,
  • 00:35:04.050 --> 00:35:07.070
  • the same desire that he has for all of the world actually,
  • 00:35:07.070 --> 00:35:10.040
  • then that's kind of a cool thing.
  • 00:35:10.040 --> 00:35:11.150
  • - You bring up kind of an important thing.
  • 00:35:11.150 --> 00:35:13.050
  • I have a question.
  • 00:35:13.050 --> 00:35:14.100
  • We have a term that everyone understands
  • 00:35:15.170 --> 00:35:18.000
  • called the Bible Belt.
  • 00:35:18.000 --> 00:35:19.090
  • You know everyone understands what that means.
  • 00:35:20.180 --> 00:35:22.110
  • It means that you know, in certain parts of the country,
  • 00:35:22.110 --> 00:35:26.170
  • there's a section of a country in our United States
  • 00:35:26.170 --> 00:35:30.290
  • we think of the Mid-West as being the Bible Belt,
  • 00:35:30.290 --> 00:35:34.250
  • meaning there's a lot of churches there,
  • 00:35:34.250 --> 00:35:36.190
  • there's vibrancy there and all that.
  • 00:35:36.190 --> 00:35:38.220
  • You guys seem to take the opposite approach.
  • 00:35:38.220 --> 00:35:42.060
  • You seem to thrive in the Hillsong movement
  • 00:35:42.060 --> 00:35:47.050
  • is that you get planted in a downtown theater.
  • 00:35:49.070 --> 00:35:52.020
  • When I went to Hillsong London the first time,
  • 00:35:53.080 --> 00:35:58.020
  • you were in a theater that was sharing with,
  • 00:35:58.020 --> 00:36:01.200
  • what play did we see?
  • 00:36:01.200 --> 00:36:02.270
  • - [Brian] "We Will Rock You"
  • 00:36:02.270 --> 00:36:05.050
  • "We Will Rock You", which is the story of Queen
  • 00:36:05.050 --> 00:36:08.080
  • - Freddie Mercury - If you stayed a little
  • 00:36:09.110 --> 00:36:10.160
  • after church you got to see this
  • 00:36:10.160 --> 00:36:12.140
  • and paid another ticket price,
  • 00:36:12.140 --> 00:36:13.240
  • you got to see this documentary on Queen
  • 00:36:13.240 --> 00:36:15.240
  • and so the idea that somebody called into ministry might
  • 00:36:17.060 --> 00:36:22.030
  • take the path of an easy route and go to the Bible Belt
  • 00:36:23.140 --> 00:36:27.060
  • to establish something or go into
  • 00:36:27.060 --> 00:36:29.130
  • the complete direct opposite.
  • 00:36:29.130 --> 00:36:31.080
  • You guys started on the two coasts in America,
  • 00:36:31.080 --> 00:36:34.220
  • in New York and LA,
  • 00:36:34.220 --> 00:36:36.170
  • the influencer cities of America in a lot of ways
  • 00:36:36.170 --> 00:36:39.270
  • and where did that come from?
  • 00:36:40.250 --> 00:36:43.160
  • Where did that vision kind of initiate?
  • 00:36:43.160 --> 00:36:48.010
  • - Well first I think it's our calling.
  • 00:36:48.010 --> 00:36:49.200
  • I think it's something that Gods
  • 00:36:49.200 --> 00:36:51.030
  • put in my spirit and in our church.
  • 00:36:51.030 --> 00:36:54.280
  • The interesting thing is that we seem to connect
  • 00:36:54.280 --> 00:36:57.240
  • with people in the most difficult cities.
  • 00:36:57.240 --> 00:37:00.080
  • So Manhattan in New York and downtown LA
  • 00:37:00.080 --> 00:37:05.030
  • and now in San Francisco and Boston,
  • 00:37:05.030 --> 00:37:07.240
  • these are considered the most difficult cities
  • 00:37:07.240 --> 00:37:11.140
  • in America , I outta build a great church,
  • 00:37:11.140 --> 00:37:13.240
  • but for whatever reason, I think God's graced us to do that.
  • 00:37:15.060 --> 00:37:17.270
  • Still got a lot of work to do mind you, but
  • 00:37:17.270 --> 00:37:19.150
  • - Well, where did that come from though?
  • 00:37:19.150 --> 00:37:21.030
  • Because that had to be a very specific thing.
  • 00:37:21.030 --> 00:37:23.050
  • Was there a specific time when you know,
  • 00:37:23.050 --> 00:37:26.290
  • the influencer city vision came to you?
  • 00:37:26.290 --> 00:37:29.270
  • Where did this come from because you're taking,
  • 00:37:29.270 --> 00:37:32.140
  • in essence, the hard road rather than the easier road
  • 00:37:32.140 --> 00:37:35.200
  • in some circumstances.
  • 00:37:35.200 --> 00:37:36.270
  • - Well I believe it came from the Holy Spirit,
  • 00:37:36.270 --> 00:37:38.220
  • it's just something that.
  • 00:37:38.220 --> 00:37:40.070
  • - You remember when it was, where it was
  • 00:37:40.070 --> 00:37:41.050
  • and all that kind of stuff?
  • 00:37:41.050 --> 00:37:42.090
  • - Well, as we already talked about,
  • 00:37:43.190 --> 00:37:45.030
  • we started in the Ukraine a long, long time ago,
  • 00:37:45.030 --> 00:37:47.070
  • when the first opportunity came.
  • 00:37:47.070 --> 00:37:50.060
  • The walls of
  • 00:37:50.060 --> 00:37:51.200
  • the old Iron Curtain fell
  • 00:37:53.050 --> 00:37:55.020
  • and this new opportunity.
  • 00:37:55.020 --> 00:37:56.190
  • We were invited specifically to come into Kiev
  • 00:37:56.190 --> 00:37:59.070
  • and so that's where we started and then London.
  • 00:37:59.070 --> 00:38:03.070
  • Funny thing, London we obviously have
  • 00:38:03.070 --> 00:38:04.170
  • thousands and thousands of people coming
  • 00:38:04.170 --> 00:38:06.190
  • you know every weekend
  • 00:38:06.190 --> 00:38:07.170
  • and still in that same theater,
  • 00:38:07.170 --> 00:38:08.230
  • with our other campuses now as well,
  • 00:38:08.230 --> 00:38:11.120
  • but do you know it was hard ground.
  • 00:38:11.120 --> 00:38:12.260
  • For two years there were about 12 people, maybe 20 people
  • 00:38:12.260 --> 00:38:16.060
  • it got to in two years in London
  • 00:38:16.060 --> 00:38:18.190
  • and the guy who was pastoring then literally went
  • 00:38:18.190 --> 00:38:21.020
  • door to door and virtually every person in the church,
  • 00:38:21.020 --> 00:38:23.110
  • he led to Jesus himself.
  • 00:38:23.110 --> 00:38:25.030
  • Now its just exploded and way back many years ago,
  • 00:38:25.030 --> 00:38:28.070
  • I had in my heart to one day have a church in London,
  • 00:38:28.070 --> 00:38:31.030
  • from which we could reach the rest of Europe
  • 00:38:31.030 --> 00:38:33.170
  • and that's exactly what's happening right now.
  • 00:38:33.170 --> 00:38:35.140
  • From London we're getting started in Milan in Italy
  • 00:38:35.140 --> 00:38:39.010
  • and from London we're in I think,
  • 00:38:39.010 --> 00:38:42.140
  • well they started Paris, we started Paris but from London
  • 00:38:42.140 --> 00:38:45.130
  • so it's just like something the Holy Spirit put on my heart
  • 00:38:45.130 --> 00:38:48.280
  • many years ago and it's just been out worked.
  • 00:38:48.280 --> 00:38:52.160
  • - [Laurie] Unfolding - And most cities in Europe,
  • 00:38:52.160 --> 00:38:54.250
  • everybody knows Europe is tough ground
  • 00:38:54.250 --> 00:38:56.290
  • so to see thriving churches reaching,
  • 00:38:58.050 --> 00:39:00.270
  • for example Paris, real French people and often reaching
  • 00:39:02.090 --> 00:39:06.290
  • a demographic that is hard to reach, young adults.
  • 00:39:06.290 --> 00:39:10.090
  • Especially we seem to really attract
  • 00:39:10.090 --> 00:39:12.160
  • young adults wherever we go in the world
  • 00:39:12.160 --> 00:39:14.270
  • and I just really think it's something
  • 00:39:14.270 --> 00:39:17.160
  • God's put on our church.
  • 00:39:17.160 --> 00:39:18.210
  • The music plays a part obviously
  • 00:39:18.210 --> 00:39:21.080
  • because it's nothing like worship
  • 00:39:21.080 --> 00:39:23.010
  • to open hearts and soften hearts,
  • 00:39:23.010 --> 00:39:25.230
  • so God's really used that in a big way.
  • 00:39:25.230 --> 00:39:28.010
  • - Did you feel like Sydney was kind of the incubator
  • 00:39:28.010 --> 00:39:32.080
  • that then jumped off, and obviously that's true,
  • 00:39:32.080 --> 00:39:34.270
  • but at some point your path from one church in Sydney
  • 00:39:34.270 --> 00:39:39.210
  • to how many nations now, 20 something?
  • 00:39:39.210 --> 00:39:43.060
  • - It's about 21 I think - 21 nations.
  • 00:39:43.060 --> 00:39:44.250
  • - Yeah, I lose count too. - We lose track of how
  • 00:39:44.250 --> 00:39:47.100
  • many language networks we have and all that,
  • 00:39:47.100 --> 00:39:49.190
  • we kind of lose track of it too,
  • 00:39:49.190 --> 00:39:51.180
  • but ultimately the
  • 00:39:51.180 --> 00:39:54.210
  • the size and the scale
  • 00:39:56.090 --> 00:39:57.210
  • of what happened from that location,
  • 00:39:57.210 --> 00:40:00.030
  • it's just been a real easy path for you right?
  • 00:40:01.080 --> 00:40:03.000
  • It was just kind of a tip toe through the tulips
  • 00:40:03.000 --> 00:40:05.080
  • kind of thing for you right?
  • 00:40:05.080 --> 00:40:06.280
  • - It always looks like that from the outside.
  • 00:40:06.280 --> 00:40:08.030
  • There's always challenges, believe me,
  • 00:40:08.030 --> 00:40:10.020
  • But it is true that all of those cities around the world,
  • 00:40:10.020 --> 00:40:12.270
  • the church is progressing and going forward
  • 00:40:12.270 --> 00:40:15.050
  • and has a sense of health about it,
  • 00:40:15.050 --> 00:40:17.040
  • which from my perspective,
  • 00:40:17.040 --> 00:40:18.250
  • our perspective, is just a huge blessing
  • 00:40:18.250 --> 00:40:20.270
  • because it's great days we're living in.
  • 00:40:20.270 --> 00:40:25.170
  • When we started out all those years ago,
  • 00:40:25.170 --> 00:40:27.160
  • we just could never have imagined that one day
  • 00:40:27.160 --> 00:40:29.270
  • we'd pastor a church that's truly global.
  • 00:40:29.270 --> 00:40:32.050
  • Bobbie came up with the idea one house, many rooms
  • 00:40:32.050 --> 00:40:35.100
  • and so that's how we see our church.
  • 00:40:35.100 --> 00:40:36.240
  • It's a single church with many rooms,
  • 00:40:36.240 --> 00:40:39.090
  • many locations and it's been amazing.
  • 00:40:39.090 --> 00:40:42.170
  • - And I think sometimes church planting,
  • 00:40:43.190 --> 00:40:45.020
  • obviously we're church builders,
  • 00:40:45.020 --> 00:40:46.090
  • Brian's a church builder and it's like a family.
  • 00:40:46.090 --> 00:40:49.180
  • You know you get married, you don't initial
  • 00:40:49.180 --> 00:40:52.190
  • blessed with something like a multiple births
  • 00:40:52.190 --> 00:40:55.130
  • like some people are,
  • 00:40:55.130 --> 00:40:56.280
  • but you have one child and then you have another child
  • 00:40:56.280 --> 00:40:59.120
  • and that's how family grows
  • 00:41:00.110 --> 00:41:01.150
  • and I think sometimes that's exactly
  • 00:41:01.150 --> 00:41:03.160
  • actually what our church is.
  • 00:41:03.160 --> 00:41:04.270
  • It's like a home, a family and it's.
  • 00:41:04.270 --> 00:41:08.290
  • - To be honest, we're very intentional.
  • 00:41:08.290 --> 00:41:10.260
  • I would get mail of people asking us to start churches
  • 00:41:10.260 --> 00:41:14.190
  • in cities all around the world every day,
  • 00:41:14.190 --> 00:41:16.100
  • literally every day,
  • 00:41:16.100 --> 00:41:17.220
  • but its really been much more the right person,
  • 00:41:17.220 --> 00:41:20.020
  • at the right place, at the right time
  • 00:41:20.020 --> 00:41:22.080
  • and whenever that's happened, God's blessed it
  • 00:41:22.080 --> 00:41:24.230
  • and so we just don't,
  • 00:41:24.230 --> 00:41:27.110
  • we're not a denomination who just
  • 00:41:27.110 --> 00:41:28.140
  • starts churches everywhere.
  • 00:41:28.140 --> 00:41:30.050
  • It really is when God puts it in our heart.
  • 00:41:30.050 --> 00:41:32.250
  • - And also, it's a massive investment.
  • 00:41:32.250 --> 00:41:34.180
  • It's a huge investment financially to start up
  • 00:41:34.180 --> 00:41:38.040
  • in a city like that and also an investment of people
  • 00:41:38.040 --> 00:41:41.190
  • because you know you've gotta start with someone
  • 00:41:41.190 --> 00:41:43.250
  • and we usually sow, by the grace of God,
  • 00:41:43.250 --> 00:41:46.030
  • we usually sow our finest you know,
  • 00:41:46.030 --> 00:41:48.160
  • so Sydney very much is, like you said,
  • 00:41:48.160 --> 00:41:51.060
  • that incubator room, that engine room.
  • 00:41:51.060 --> 00:41:54.020
  • - [Brian] It still is - It still is.
  • 00:41:54.020 --> 00:41:55.060
  • It's still the heartbeat.
  • 00:41:55.060 --> 00:41:56.230
  • - So ultimately most of the people that you send out
  • 00:41:56.230 --> 00:41:59.290
  • to another country has been incubated
  • 00:41:59.290 --> 00:42:02.120
  • in the culture of Hillsong
  • 00:42:02.120 --> 00:42:04.010
  • - Sons and daughters in the faith literally.
  • 00:42:04.010 --> 00:42:06.070
  • - [Matt] That's beautiful - Pretty much.
  • 00:42:06.070 --> 00:42:08.060
  • - And so many people, especially here in the US
  • 00:42:08.060 --> 00:42:10.210
  • know Carl Lentz.
  • 00:42:10.210 --> 00:42:12.020
  • He came from Virgina Beach to Australia
  • 00:42:12.020 --> 00:42:16.250
  • Spent three years in Hillsong College,
  • 00:42:16.250 --> 00:42:18.160
  • spent a year working as my intern.
  • 00:42:18.160 --> 00:42:20.200
  • - That was not like his sweet space.
  • 00:42:22.080 --> 00:42:24.050
  • It was not good. (laughter)
  • 00:42:24.050 --> 00:42:28.010
  • We're still scarred from the scenarios.
  • 00:42:28.010 --> 00:42:31.290
  • - Lets put it this way, as an intern,
  • 00:42:31.290 --> 00:42:33.140
  • he makes a great pastor at Hillsong New York City.
  • 00:42:33.140 --> 00:42:34.280
  • But anyway, four years with us and then he came back
  • 00:42:34.280 --> 00:42:38.240
  • was working in a church in Virginia Beach
  • 00:42:38.240 --> 00:42:43.070
  • called Wave Church for seven years.
  • 00:42:43.070 --> 00:42:44.230
  • He married an Australian girl, one of ours
  • 00:42:44.230 --> 00:42:47.080
  • and so he's like a son in the faith
  • 00:42:47.080 --> 00:42:49.060
  • and so its always out of connection and relationship.
  • 00:42:49.060 --> 00:42:52.110
  • It's never been, we certainly have never advertised
  • 00:42:52.110 --> 00:42:54.210
  • in any magazines needing lead pastors around the world
  • 00:42:54.210 --> 00:42:58.040
  • it comes out of the house.
  • 00:42:58.040 --> 00:42:59.220
  • - You know I, as you start thinking about some of this,
  • 00:42:59.220 --> 00:43:03.240
  • when I look back and think of the time when Michael Coleman
  • 00:43:05.080 --> 00:43:09.000
  • handed me two VHS tapes in 1994
  • 00:43:09.000 --> 00:43:13.080
  • and we were in essence,
  • 00:43:15.250 --> 00:43:17.040
  • connected at that point and you move forward
  • 00:43:18.080 --> 00:43:21.220
  • and we've done a channel together and you move forward,
  • 00:43:21.220 --> 00:43:24.110
  • but even when you just mentioned New York,
  • 00:43:24.110 --> 00:43:27.080
  • we had an opportunity to be in our New York studio together
  • 00:43:27.080 --> 00:43:31.120
  • with Carl and you on the night that the Hillsong Church
  • 00:43:31.120 --> 00:43:36.110
  • was being announced for New York City
  • 00:43:37.160 --> 00:43:38.240
  • so we were kind of a part of helping
  • 00:43:38.240 --> 00:43:40.060
  • get that announcement made. - Is that with Joel
  • 00:43:40.060 --> 00:43:42.010
  • and Victoria? - Yeah Joel and Victoria,
  • 00:43:42.010 --> 00:43:43.160
  • Rich Wilkerson and all of us - That's right, that's right.
  • 00:43:43.160 --> 00:43:45.100
  • - I'm sure the editor has found that
  • 00:43:45.100 --> 00:43:47.190
  • and that clip is on top of this now,
  • 00:43:47.190 --> 00:43:49.020
  • but we were
  • 00:43:49.020 --> 00:43:51.040
  • we'd been connected at some very strategic points
  • 00:43:51.040 --> 00:43:55.110
  • and to hear that new announcements
  • 00:43:56.220 --> 00:43:58.000
  • are gonna be made here in 2019.
  • 00:43:58.000 --> 00:44:00.220
  • Just in case somebody reset or joined in
  • 00:44:01.260 --> 00:44:04.110
  • or something like that,
  • 00:44:04.110 --> 00:44:06.010
  • kinda reset the visual,
  • 00:44:06.010 --> 00:44:07.260
  • we got another roll in we'll go to here in a minute,
  • 00:44:07.260 --> 00:44:10.230
  • but reset the vision of what's happening in Israel
  • 00:44:10.230 --> 00:44:12.270
  • with Hillsong and planting and that's kind of a big thing.
  • 00:44:12.270 --> 00:44:16.250
  • - Yes, well the reality is that Israel,
  • 00:44:16.250 --> 00:44:20.270
  • it's a beautiful, beautiful country
  • 00:44:20.270 --> 00:44:22.140
  • with massive heritage for us as believers,
  • 00:44:22.140 --> 00:44:25.020
  • but it's also a country of incredible unique mixture
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  • of people from all walks of life
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  • and many races and obviously many Jewish people
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  • have come back to Israel from all around the world
  • 00:44:35.280 --> 00:44:39.250
  • and then other people who have also come to Israel
  • 00:44:39.250 --> 00:44:43.280
  • and then you go to cities like Tel Aviv,
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  • that we know of in terms of Orthodoxy and the Jewish faith,
  • 00:44:46.060 --> 00:44:50.240
  • but you go to a city like Tel Aviv
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  • and it's just very secular,
  • 00:44:53.280 --> 00:44:56.280
  • so it's just ordinary, every day people, studying, working
  • 00:44:56.280 --> 00:45:01.200
  • - [Matt] High tech. - In the markets,
  • 00:45:01.200 --> 00:45:03.040
  • high tech exactly, lot of young people.
  • 00:45:03.040 --> 00:45:05.260
  • A lot of young people and it just seems to be
  • 00:45:05.260 --> 00:45:08.240
  • and extremely powerful place to start a local church
  • 00:45:08.240 --> 00:45:13.230
  • and for us a local church is not just about weekend,
  • 00:45:15.070 --> 00:45:17.240
  • I was gonna say Sunday services,
  • 00:45:17.240 --> 00:45:19.080
  • but Sundays not generally when you have services
  • 00:45:19.080 --> 00:45:21.050
  • in Israel 'cause it's a work day.
  • 00:45:21.050 --> 00:45:23.230
  • It's not about that its really about getting amongst
  • 00:45:23.230 --> 00:45:26.120
  • the people and getting involved in helping people
  • 00:45:26.120 --> 00:45:29.060
  • where they're at because like every country in the world,
  • 00:45:29.060 --> 00:45:32.050
  • it's got it's social issues,
  • 00:45:32.050 --> 00:45:33.190
  • it's got many, many poor, many difficult things.
  • 00:45:33.190 --> 00:45:37.050
  • We know about some of the contention there,
  • 00:45:37.050 --> 00:45:40.220
  • but beyond that even there's just so much need
  • 00:45:40.220 --> 00:45:44.260
  • and so much opportunity to reach the rich and the poor
  • 00:45:44.260 --> 00:45:48.010
  • and the hurting and the broken
  • 00:45:48.010 --> 00:45:50.130
  • and the new to Israel versus the people born in Israel.
  • 00:45:50.130 --> 00:45:54.050
  • It's really a very exciting,
  • 00:45:56.080 --> 00:45:58.170
  • you've been there a lot more than we have as Bobbie said,
  • 00:45:58.170 --> 00:46:01.010
  • but it's a very exciting dynamic of people there.
  • 00:46:01.010 --> 00:46:05.130
  • I just love it.
  • 00:46:05.130 --> 00:46:06.210
  • - Let me tell you a real fun thing.
  • 00:46:06.210 --> 00:46:08.270
  • You'll kind of get a kick out of this.
  • 00:46:08.270 --> 00:46:11.220
  • We are right now broadcasting
  • 00:46:12.210 --> 00:46:16.120
  • and you know we're bouncing up and down
  • 00:46:16.120 --> 00:46:18.190
  • on satellites around.
  • 00:46:18.190 --> 00:46:20.020
  • Hillsong Channel bounces up, down, goes all around the world
  • 00:46:20.020 --> 00:46:23.210
  • and a lot of this stuff changes by the,
  • 00:46:23.210 --> 00:46:25.140
  • you know TV's changing, satellite distribution,
  • 00:46:25.140 --> 00:46:27.280
  • we put things into fiber when we can,
  • 00:46:27.280 --> 00:46:30.010
  • we do things on internet when we can,
  • 00:46:30.010 --> 00:46:31.210
  • but we're still on a whole lot of satellites
  • 00:46:31.210 --> 00:46:35.010
  • around the world, both TBN and Hillsong Channel.
  • 00:46:35.010 --> 00:46:38.070
  • Well, the Palestinian
  • 00:46:38.070 --> 00:46:42.280
  • areas of Israel often times
  • 00:46:42.280 --> 00:46:46.090
  • have their satellite dishes pointed towards Europe.
  • 00:46:46.090 --> 00:46:50.280
  • A lot of times they're pointed at Hot Bird,
  • 00:46:50.280 --> 00:46:54.040
  • so the, and there are other satellite systems.
  • 00:46:58.270 --> 00:47:02.100
  • I think it's called Hot in Israel and then Yes
  • 00:47:02.100 --> 00:47:05.100
  • are the two big, main platforms.
  • 00:47:05.100 --> 00:47:07.060
  • I'm not talking about that.
  • 00:47:07.060 --> 00:47:08.140
  • I'm talking about one of the European satellites
  • 00:47:08.140 --> 00:47:11.030
  • that we're on called Hot Bird,
  • 00:47:11.030 --> 00:47:12.230
  • but you know you can get your dish
  • 00:47:13.280 --> 00:47:16.000
  • and you can point it wherever you want
  • 00:47:16.000 --> 00:47:18.080
  • and a lot of people are pointed at this one called Hot Bird.
  • 00:47:18.080 --> 00:47:23.080
  • So my dad years ago is driving,
  • 00:47:24.040 --> 00:47:28.050
  • being in his taxi cab driver that's driving him
  • 00:47:28.050 --> 00:47:33.000
  • for a two or three day stint that he was there,
  • 00:47:33.000 --> 00:47:35.180
  • this is 1999 and TBN had put a test signal on Hot Bird.
  • 00:47:37.010 --> 00:47:41.280
  • So this guy is driving him and he's looking at my dad
  • 00:47:43.120 --> 00:47:47.150
  • in the rear view mirror a lot
  • 00:47:47.150 --> 00:47:49.130
  • and he finally gets the courage to say something like,
  • 00:47:49.130 --> 00:47:51.280
  • "hey I recognize you."
  • 00:47:51.280 --> 00:47:54.120
  • Well he's assuming that he traveled to America
  • 00:47:54.120 --> 00:47:57.130
  • and saw TBN somewhere,
  • 00:47:57.130 --> 00:47:59.110
  • but that wasn't the case.
  • 00:48:00.130 --> 00:48:01.280
  • He was watching that satellite, out of Europe,
  • 00:48:01.280 --> 00:48:06.230
  • that we had put a test signal on in 1999, okay way back
  • 00:48:06.230 --> 00:48:10.180
  • and he finally said "have you visited America?"
  • 00:48:12.000 --> 00:48:16.010
  • "No, I've never visited America."
  • 00:48:16.010 --> 00:48:17.170
  • So my dad was starting to get curious as to how in the world
  • 00:48:17.170 --> 00:48:20.180
  • would you know me then becauseI am on TV, but not here.
  • 00:48:20.180 --> 00:48:24.030
  • And so he said "no I see you, I see you."
  • 00:48:26.000 --> 00:48:28.110
  • And my dad's going how?
  • 00:48:29.100 --> 00:48:31.240
  • You know, like what are you talking about.
  • 00:48:31.240 --> 00:48:34.150
  • He had to call back to his kind of tech guy here in America
  • 00:48:34.150 --> 00:48:37.040
  • go "how in the world would somebody be seeing here."
  • 00:48:37.040 --> 00:48:41.000
  • and they had to try to think about it for a minute
  • 00:48:41.000 --> 00:48:42.160
  • and he goes "maybe he's watching Hot Bird?"
  • 00:48:42.160 --> 00:48:45.040
  • He goes, "show me, me."
  • 00:48:45.040 --> 00:48:47.140
  • and so he takes him to his house in one of the areas.
  • 00:48:48.280 --> 00:48:53.160
  • They literally go in, flip the TV on,
  • 00:48:54.210 --> 00:48:56.210
  • flip through the channels and sure enough,
  • 00:48:56.210 --> 00:48:59.220
  • that Hot Bird signal that we had put
  • 00:48:59.220 --> 00:49:02.090
  • a test signal on in 1999,
  • 00:49:02.090 --> 00:49:04.110
  • he was watching TBN that far back and recognized my dad
  • 00:49:04.110 --> 00:49:09.090
  • and there is a contingency of the Arab people
  • 00:49:09.090 --> 00:49:13.260
  • that are Christian Arab, that are not Muslim Arabs,
  • 00:49:13.260 --> 00:49:17.160
  • but they're Christian Arabs
  • 00:49:17.160 --> 00:49:19.130
  • and there's a lot of people watching
  • 00:49:19.130 --> 00:49:21.190
  • and I bet you there's some people watching
  • 00:49:21.190 --> 00:49:24.120
  • the Hillsong Channel right here,
  • 00:49:24.120 --> 00:49:25.250
  • right now, in Israel - Beautiful
  • 00:49:25.250 --> 00:49:28.120
  • - and it'll be fun to see you know,
  • 00:49:28.120 --> 00:49:30.250
  • to hear some testimonies and all that,
  • 00:49:30.250 --> 00:49:32.170
  • but those are the types of things that happen.
  • 00:49:32.170 --> 00:49:34.280
  • These satellite signals go all over
  • 00:49:34.280 --> 00:49:36.130
  • and people can catch it from wherever
  • 00:49:36.130 --> 00:49:38.080
  • they're pointing those things.
  • 00:49:38.080 --> 00:49:40.180
  • It's just an amazing thing.
  • 00:49:40.180 --> 00:49:42.100
  • So all the way back, we'd been broadcasting through Hot Bird
  • 00:49:42.100 --> 00:49:46.290
  • and that's not the best way.
  • 00:49:46.290 --> 00:49:48.060
  • I mean the best way would be on Hot or Yes
  • 00:49:48.060 --> 00:49:50.000
  • and that would be a much better way to do it,
  • 00:49:50.000 --> 00:49:52.160
  • but those are paid subscriptions and all that kind of stuff
  • 00:49:52.160 --> 00:49:55.210
  • and so and ultimately
  • 00:49:55.210 --> 00:49:58.210
  • we have our signals going pretty much all over the world.
  • 00:50:00.210 --> 00:50:03.170
  • Wherever there's a signal,
  • 00:50:03.170 --> 00:50:04.290
  • but anyway we're talkin
  • 00:50:04.290 --> 00:50:06.200
  • - Yeah but tonight we're being able to be a part of this
  • 00:50:06.200 --> 00:50:09.240
  • - Absolutely. - and that's an amazing thing
  • 00:50:09.240 --> 00:50:12.010
  • because I think it's a great idea that you start a church
  • 00:50:12.010 --> 00:50:15.070
  • in Tel Aviv, Israel, my goodness.
  • 00:50:15.070 --> 00:50:17.200
  • - Very secular place - There's gonna be a web
  • 00:50:18.250 --> 00:50:20.110
  • yeah, so amazing because it is amazing that you can
  • 00:50:20.110 --> 00:50:23.080
  • go to Israel and you think everyone there has faith.
  • 00:50:23.080 --> 00:50:27.150
  • Of course they would because its Israel,
  • 00:50:27.150 --> 00:50:29.150
  • my goodness of course,
  • 00:50:29.150 --> 00:50:31.010
  • but that is not the case and when you get into Tel Aviv,
  • 00:50:31.010 --> 00:50:34.170
  • that's very evident that they need faith in God there.
  • 00:50:34.170 --> 00:50:39.160
  • - And we've had connect groups in Jerusalem
  • 00:50:39.160 --> 00:50:41.230
  • and in Nazareth and as well so, the visions out of Tel Aviv,
  • 00:50:41.230 --> 00:50:46.220
  • but it's for Israel.
  • 00:50:47.140 --> 00:50:48.250
  • - It's definitely pioneering days for us there,
  • 00:50:48.250 --> 00:50:51.290
  • but you know scripture says,
  • 00:50:51.290 --> 00:50:53.190
  • "do not despise a day of small beginnings."
  • 00:50:53.190 --> 00:50:56.040
  • You don't know what's happening.
  • 00:50:56.040 --> 00:50:57.120
  • You don't know what seeds are being sown
  • 00:50:57.120 --> 00:50:59.280
  • and on the trip that we did together,
  • 00:50:59.280 --> 00:51:01.230
  • the tour that we did together,
  • 00:51:01.230 --> 00:51:03.030
  • I mean I possibly told you this story,
  • 00:51:03.030 --> 00:51:05.010
  • but coming away from one of the events,
  • 00:51:05.010 --> 00:51:07.230
  • the worship night on the Galilee
  • 00:51:07.230 --> 00:51:09.060
  • and the drivers turned around.
  • 00:51:09.060 --> 00:51:11.040
  • They had no connection,
  • 00:51:11.040 --> 00:51:12.190
  • they were like secular drivers driving us
  • 00:51:12.190 --> 00:51:15.100
  • and they just turned around
  • 00:51:15.100 --> 00:51:16.220
  • because I asked them I said did you enjoy this?
  • 00:51:16.220 --> 00:51:18.200
  • I leaned forward and they turned around and they went,
  • 00:51:18.200 --> 00:51:21.210
  • "we have never experienced or felt
  • 00:51:21.210 --> 00:51:23.270
  • "anything like this before."
  • 00:51:23.270 --> 00:51:25.010
  • and one of them literally said,
  • 00:51:25.010 --> 00:51:26.260
  • he actually said this which was quite humbling.
  • 00:51:26.260 --> 00:51:29.000
  • He says, "all of Israel needs to hear this."
  • 00:51:29.000 --> 00:51:32.060
  • And at the time I was like far out God.
  • 00:51:32.060 --> 00:51:34.130
  • Like they had felt your presence in a way perhaps
  • 00:51:34.130 --> 00:51:38.070
  • that they have never known.
  • 00:51:38.070 --> 00:51:39.230
  • Yeah they have history and they have what is ancient
  • 00:51:39.230 --> 00:51:41.280
  • and they have their culture,
  • 00:51:41.280 --> 00:51:43.120
  • but his mercy's in you every morning.
  • 00:51:43.120 --> 00:51:46.190
  • God is fresh and new for all of us every morning,
  • 00:51:46.190 --> 00:51:49.100
  • every single one of us and so they had felt something new
  • 00:51:49.100 --> 00:51:52.200
  • and fresh on that occasion
  • 00:51:52.200 --> 00:51:55.270
  • and it really resonates with me, that does.
  • 00:51:55.270 --> 00:51:59.090
  • - We are talking about pioneering in Israel.
  • 00:51:59.090 --> 00:52:03.120
  • We have one final clip that'll tell you a little bit more
  • 00:52:03.120 --> 00:52:05.200
  • what we've been talking about and unpacking.
  • 00:52:05.200 --> 00:52:07.120
  • Watch this.
  • 00:52:07.120 --> 00:52:08.070
  • (audience clapping)
  • 00:52:09.260 --> 00:52:12.020
  • - We are starting from scratch.
  • 00:52:12.020 --> 00:52:14.200
  • People have asked great questions like,
  • 00:52:14.200 --> 00:52:16.070
  • "oh what venue do you have?"
  • 00:52:16.070 --> 00:52:17.290
  • and "where are you building your building?"
  • 00:52:17.290 --> 00:52:20.270
  • and "how many staff have you got here?"
  • 00:52:20.270 --> 00:52:22.050
  • and I'm like you're looking at them.
  • 00:52:22.050 --> 00:52:23.240
  • Me, this is it and whatever I can fit in my luggage.
  • 00:52:23.240 --> 00:52:26.110
  • That's all we've got.
  • 00:52:26.110 --> 00:52:27.290
  • We jokingly say it's a crazy idea
  • 00:52:27.290 --> 00:52:30.260
  • to get a church off the ground,
  • 00:52:30.260 --> 00:52:33.020
  • but I think maybe it is crazy
  • 00:52:33.020 --> 00:52:35.050
  • and maybe just crazy enough to work in Tel Aviv.
  • 00:52:35.050 --> 00:52:37.090
  • I think if it's gonna work anywhere in this country,
  • 00:52:37.090 --> 00:52:39.170
  • it'll probably work in Tel Aviv.
  • 00:52:39.170 --> 00:52:41.110
  • I'm under no disillusion that we could walk up here
  • 00:52:41.110 --> 00:52:45.000
  • and instance church will form.
  • 00:52:45.000 --> 00:52:47.230
  • You know, this won't even necessarily look like
  • 00:52:47.230 --> 00:52:50.150
  • many of our other campuses where people know Hillsong
  • 00:52:50.150 --> 00:52:53.230
  • and people, there's a large Christian population
  • 00:52:53.230 --> 00:52:56.140
  • and so we open our doors
  • 00:52:56.140 --> 00:52:57.280
  • and thousands of people turn up just to have a look.
  • 00:52:57.280 --> 00:52:59.290
  • That's not gonna happen, likely.
  • 00:52:59.290 --> 00:53:02.200
  • It might be just one by one by one
  • 00:53:02.200 --> 00:53:04.250
  • that we grow from one connect group,
  • 00:53:04.250 --> 00:53:07.120
  • but I think our,
  • 00:53:07.120 --> 00:53:10.050
  • the young generational edge
  • 00:53:11.130 --> 00:53:12.280
  • and calling that's on our church will have
  • 00:53:12.280 --> 00:53:14.210
  • a huge impact here and will be something
  • 00:53:14.210 --> 00:53:16.260
  • that people are really looking for
  • 00:53:16.260 --> 00:53:19.070
  • and the fact that we're so different to what's already here,
  • 00:53:19.070 --> 00:53:22.100
  • I think will really be a strength for us.
  • 00:53:22.100 --> 00:53:26.160
  • I see the world in light
  • 00:53:26.160 --> 00:53:28.240
  • I see the world in wonder
  • 00:53:28.240 --> 00:53:31.180
  • I see the world in light
  • 00:53:31.180 --> 00:53:34.050
  • Bursting in living color
  • 00:53:34.050 --> 00:53:37.150
  • (audience applause)
  • 00:53:37.150 --> 00:53:40.280
  • - You know I think back to those nights
  • 00:53:40.280 --> 00:53:43.120
  • when we were together and those big services
  • 00:53:43.120 --> 00:53:45.150
  • at the Galilee down in Jerusalem.
  • 00:53:45.150 --> 00:53:47.210
  • That was Caesarea that last little bit.
  • 00:53:47.210 --> 00:53:50.120
  • One of the most amazing things to worship
  • 00:53:50.120 --> 00:53:52.240
  • with the Hillsong United Group in Israel
  • 00:53:52.240 --> 00:53:55.240
  • was just, what a highlight.
  • 00:53:55.240 --> 00:53:57.170
  • - All three of those places were very significant obviously
  • 00:53:57.170 --> 00:54:01.070
  • to be literally on the steps to the temple
  • 00:54:01.070 --> 00:54:05.030
  • with a couple a thousand people or however many it was
  • 00:54:05.030 --> 00:54:08.070
  • was pretty miraculous,
  • 00:54:08.070 --> 00:54:09.110
  • but the one at Caesarea was the last one
  • 00:54:09.110 --> 00:54:10.240
  • and that old, old
  • 00:54:10.240 --> 00:54:12.260
  • - [Matt] Amphitheater. - Amphitheater, thanks
  • 00:54:14.180 --> 00:54:16.190
  • just to think about the fact were in Caesarea,
  • 00:54:18.110 --> 00:54:19.270
  • literally the spot where Paul would go out
  • 00:54:19.270 --> 00:54:22.120
  • onto those little boats and get ship wrecked
  • 00:54:22.120 --> 00:54:24.280
  • and go out and take the Gospel and so on
  • 00:54:24.280 --> 00:54:27.140
  • it was a powerful, powerful experience.
  • 00:54:27.140 --> 00:54:32.140
  • - A lot of the people, the guides and stuff,
  • 00:54:33.200 --> 00:54:36.030
  • tell us that where we were worshiping together
  • 00:54:36.030 --> 00:54:38.260
  • that night in Caesarea would have been where Paul
  • 00:54:38.260 --> 00:54:41.110
  • was talking to King Agrippa, where he said his famous line,
  • 00:54:41.110 --> 00:54:45.010
  • "thou almost persuadeth me to be a Christian."
  • 00:54:45.010 --> 00:54:48.210
  • That's where we were and that's what happens
  • 00:54:48.210 --> 00:54:51.140
  • when you go to Israel. - In fact that night there
  • 00:54:51.140 --> 00:54:53.060
  • when we were there with Hillsong United
  • 00:54:53.060 --> 00:54:54.200
  • and you guys, that's what I spoke about.
  • 00:54:54.200 --> 00:54:56.090
  • That very scripture there.
  • 00:54:56.090 --> 00:54:57.130
  • - Beautiful
  • 00:54:57.130 --> 00:54:58.210
  • Okay, final thoughts about tonight?
  • 00:54:58.210 --> 00:55:02.080
  • Just a word of prayer for the audience, do your thing.
  • 00:55:02.080 --> 00:55:04.280
  • - Well, firstly let me say,
  • 00:55:04.280 --> 00:55:06.200
  • any chance to be with you guys is always a blessing
  • 00:55:06.200 --> 00:55:09.060
  • and everything that we're doing in partnership now
  • 00:55:10.190 --> 00:55:12.220
  • is something that I possibly never even
  • 00:55:12.220 --> 00:55:15.090
  • imagined a few years before and so for us,
  • 00:55:15.090 --> 00:55:19.200
  • with the Hillsong Channel,
  • 00:55:19.200 --> 00:55:20.290
  • like you say just literally one skip away
  • 00:55:20.290 --> 00:55:23.190
  • from TBN on DirecTv and so on,
  • 00:55:23.190 --> 00:55:26.170
  • it's amazing and so I'm very grateful.
  • 00:55:26.170 --> 00:55:30.020
  • We're grateful for you being so open to the Holy Spirit
  • 00:55:30.020 --> 00:55:33.090
  • and I just see exciting things to come
  • 00:55:33.090 --> 00:55:35.250
  • and if we can partner around things like Hillsong Tel Aviv,
  • 00:55:35.250 --> 00:55:40.000
  • a local church in Tel Aviv and getting that off the ground
  • 00:55:40.000 --> 00:55:42.210
  • in a place that's so significant for our faith
  • 00:55:42.210 --> 00:55:46.180
  • and for the Gospel,
  • 00:55:46.180 --> 00:55:47.290
  • that's just really something else
  • 00:55:49.030 --> 00:55:50.110
  • and so thank God for all the people who have been
  • 00:55:50.110 --> 00:55:52.230
  • part of this program and to be able to pray with you
  • 00:55:52.230 --> 00:55:56.020
  • and stand with you is a great, great joy.
  • 00:55:56.020 --> 00:55:59.230
  • Bobbie, you gonna pray?
  • 00:55:59.230 --> 00:56:00.240
  • - Yes, alright.
  • 00:56:00.240 --> 00:56:03.040
  • Father God, we just thank you for this day
  • 00:56:04.250 --> 00:56:06.180
  • and for your mercy's that are new every morning
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  • and thank you for the TBN family father God
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  • and the relationships that you are joining
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  • at these most critical days
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  • and father, we just pray for anyone
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  • who's watching on right now, wherever they might be.
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  • In their lounge room, wherever.
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  • In any part of this world father God.
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  • Here in the United States, around the world father God,
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  • in Israel and all those beautiful neighboring nations.
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  • Father God, we pray that you'll continue to have your divine
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  • will in our lives and father God,
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  • we pray your blessing will be upon every single person,
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  • every ear, every heart and father God we promise
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  • and we commit to always give you all the glory
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  • and all the praise and all the honor in Jesus name, Amen
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  • - [Group] Amen. - Beautiful.
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  • (audience applause) You know what
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  • Hillsong.com, forward slash
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  • it's on the screen.
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  • That is a location you can go to help.
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  • TBN partners, you've pioneered things for 45 years,
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  • lets do it again, let's get behind what's happening.
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  • We saw in one of the clips they had one employee.
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  • Let's at least get them another employee or two ya know.
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  • Get things goin on there.
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  • - We love you - We love you
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  • and we'll see ya next time.
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  • We love Israel, we'll see ya next time, buh-bye.
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  • (audience applause)
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  • (upbeat music)
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