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Praise | Mark Batterson | 5/13/19

Watch Praise | Mark Batterson | 5/13/19
May 13, 2019
58:15

Matt & Laurie Crouch host Mark Batterson at Ebenezer's Coffeehouse

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - MATT CROUCH: MARK, WHY DON'T YOU EXPLAIN KIND OF
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  • THE CONNECTION BETWEEN COFFEE AND JESUS?
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  • - MARK BATTERSON: SO YOU KNOW, JESUS DIDN'T JUST HANG
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  • OUT IN A SYNAGOGUE.
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  • HUNG OUT AT WELLS.
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  • WELLS WERE NATURAL GATHERING PLACES IN
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  • ANCIENT CULTURE.
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  • COFFEE HOUSES THEY ARE POST-MODERN WELLS, SO
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  • INSTEAD OF WATER WE SERVE COFFEE.
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  • AND IN FACT, I HAVE A LITTLE FORMULA HOLY
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  • SPIRIT PLUS CAFFEINE EQUALS AWESOME.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - SO THIS IS A MINISTRY IN ESSENCE.
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  • - IT IS. YEAH.
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  • IF YOU'RE GOING INTO THE COFFEE HOUSE BUSINESS, IF
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  • YOU CAN'T COMPETE WITH STAR BUCKS, YOU NEED TO
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  • STAY OUT OF THE GAME.
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  • YOU GOTTA GET IT RIGHT.
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  • AND THEN IT TURNS INTO A LITTLE BIT OF MY
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  • BOOKSTORE AS WELL.
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  • [CHUCKLES]
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  • - WE ARE IN WASHINGTON DC.
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  • BEHIND ME MARK BATTERSON.
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  • THERE'S A CONNECTION BETWEEN A MODERN-DAY WELL
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  • AND KIND OF WHAT A COFFEE HOUSE IS.
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  • THIS IS ALL KIND OF A PART OF NCC.
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  • - YES.
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  • - AND WE'RE GOING TO GET INTO IT.
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  • IT'S MARK BATTERSON, WASHINGTON DC RIGHT HERE.
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  • IT'S PRAISE RIGHT NOW.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - ANNOUNCER: TONIGHT ON PRAISE, FROM WASHINGTON
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  • DC, NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR AND LEAD
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  • PASTOR OF THE NATIONAL COMMUNITY CHURCH,
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  • MARK BATTERSON.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • AND NOW MATT AND LAURIE CROUCH.
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  • - MATT CROUCH: OKAY.
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  • WE JUST GOT A LESSON IN KIND OF THE DIFFERENCE
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  • BETWEEN IN JESUS' TIME HE HUNG OUT AT WELLS.
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  • - YES.
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  • - COFFEE HOUSES ARE KIND OF THE MODERN DAY WELLS.
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  • THERE'S A CONNECTION.
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  • WHAT WAS YOUR STATEMENT ABOUT SOMETHING
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  • BEING AWESOME?
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  • - MARK: YEAH, THE HOLY SPIRIT PLUS CAFFEINE
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  • EQUALS AWESOME, RIGHT?
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  • SO MY OFFICE IS RIGHT -- - THAT'S RIGHT.
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  • - IS RIGHT ABOVE THE COFFEE HOUSE.
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  • SO LIFE IS GOOD.
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  • - OKAY, MARK BATTERSON, WE DON'T HAVE A
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  • MAJOR AGENDA.
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  • WE WANT TO KIND OF BACK UP AND GET TO KNOW YOU A
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  • LITTLE BIT.
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  • WE'VE GOT LOTS OF BOOKS, IN A PIT WITH A LION ON A
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  • SNOWY DAY, CIRCLE MAKER, CHASE THE LION.
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  • YOUR BRAND-NEW BOOK THAT'S COMING OUT LATER
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  • THIS YEAR, DOUBLE BLESSING, WANT TO GET
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  • KIND OF A LITTLE BIT INTO THAT.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - BUT LET'S START WITH THE FACT THAT WE MAY BE
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  • IN THE MOST IMPORTANT CITY IN THE WORLD.
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  • THERE COULD BE AN ARGUMENT FOR THAT.
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  • IT CERTAINLY IS AN ELITE POSITION IN A LOT OF WAYS.
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  • WHAT BROUGHT YOU HERE?
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  • WHY ARE YOU IN WASHINGTON DC?
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  • - YEAH.
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  • WELL, IT WAS ACTUALLY A FAILED CHURCH PLANT
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  • IN CHICAGO.
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  • WE HAD A 25 YEAR PLAN.
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  • THAT WAS HOME, AND I THINK JOHN CHANCELLOR
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  • SAID IF YOU WANT TO MAKE GOD LAUGH, TELL HIM
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  • YOUR PLANS.
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: RIGHT.
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  • - BUT TWO WONDERFUL THINGS CAME OUT OF THAT
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  • FAILED CHURCH PLANT, MATT AND LAURIE, ONE IS I
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  • DISCOVERED LEST THE LORD BUILDS A HOUSE, THEY WHO
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  • LABOR LABOR IN VAIN.
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  • THAT'S A GOOD LESSON TO LEARN AT 22.
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  • AND THEN I THINK I LEARNED THE CURE FOR THE
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  • FEAR OF FAILURE IS NOT SUCCESS.
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  • I THINK IT'S FAILURE IN SMALL ENOUGH DOSES THAT
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  • YOU BUILD UP ON IMMUNITY TO IT, AND YOU DISCOVER
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  • THAT GOD'S THERE TO PICK YOU BACK UP, DUST YOU
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  • OFF, AND OF COURSE GIVE YOU A SECOND CHANCE.
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  • SO FOR MY WIFE AND I, 595 MILE LEAP OF FAITH FROM
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  • CHICAGO TO DC.
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  • AND HERE WE ARE 23 YEARS LATER.
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  • - WHAT'S THE LESSON TO THOSE WATCHING THAT ARE
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  • BEGINNING PIONEERING SOMETHING?
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  • WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO HAVE HEARD A MARK
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  • BATTERSON SAY TO YOU 15 YEARS AGO?
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  • - YEAH.
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  • I'D PROBABLY SAY UP FRONT THAT OVER ESTIMATE WHAT
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  • WE CAN DO IN A YEAR OR 2.
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  • UNDERESTIMATE WHAT GOD CAN DO IN TEN OR 20.
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  • SO I THINK A LOT OF IT IS ABOUT ENJOYING
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  • THE JOURNEY.
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  • IT'S ABOUT LONG OBEDIENCE IN THE SAME DIRECTION.
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  • IT'S ABOUT NOT DESPISING THE DAY OF
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  • SMALL BEGINNINGS.
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  • I REALLY BELIEVE THAT IF WE DO LITTLE THINGS LIKE
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  • THEY ARE BIG THINGS, GOD IS GOING TO DO BIG THINGS
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  • LIKE THEY'RE LITTLE THINGS.
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  • IT'S USUALLY GOING TO TAKE LONGER THAN WE
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  • THINK THOUGH.
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  • - WHEN WAS YOUR BREAKTHROUGH?
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  • WHAT WAS A BIG MOUNTAIN TOP EXPERIENCE FOR YOU
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  • WHEN YOU FAILED IN CHICAGO, GOT HERE?
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  • SOMETHING HAD TO HAPPEN TO SAY OKAY, WE'RE
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  • PLANTING A MARKER IN THE GROUND HERE.
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  • WHAT HAPPENED?
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  • - YEAH, WELL, I WANT TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT
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  • IS DUE.
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  • I HAD A FATHER IN-LAW, BOB -- WHO PLANTED AND
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  • PASTORED A CHURCH FOR 31 YEARS, CALVARY CHURCH IN
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  • NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS.
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  • AND I SAW WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF YOU PLANT YOURSELF IN
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  • ONE PLACE, LET YOUR ROOTS GO DEEP.
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  • GOD'S GOING TO PRODUCE SOME FRUIT OUT OF THAT,
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  • SO WE WENT INTO IT WITH THIS THINKING LONG
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  • MIND SET, BUT OUR FIRST FIVE YEARS,
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  • NOT GLAMOROUS.
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  • TOOK FIVE YEARS TO GO FROM 19 PEOPLE TO ABOUT
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  • 250 PEOPLE, AND YOU KNOW, NO ONE WRITES BOOKS
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  • ABOUT THAT.
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  • YOU DON'T GET INVITED TO CONFERENCES FOR THAT, BUT
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  • I'LL TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED, AUGUST 12, 2001,
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  • THE WASHINGTON POST FOUND OUR
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  • CHURCH NEWSWORTHY.
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  • WE WERE 80% SINGLE 20- SOMETHINGS, AND THEY
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  • SAID WE'RE GOING TO DO AN ARTICLE.
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  • SO THEY SAID CHECK OUT THE PAPER THIS WEEKEND.
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  • SO I LOOKED FOR THE RELIGION SECTION,
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  • SMALLEST SECTION IN THE PAPER, AND WE WEREN'T IN
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  • THERE, SO I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED.
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  • I THOUGHT WE DIDN'T MAKE IT, AND FOLDED THE
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  • PAPER BACK UP.
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  • PUT IT ON THE NEWSSTAND BECAUSE IF WE WEREN'T IN
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  • THERE I WASN'T GOING TO BUY IT.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • BUCK 25, I'M ON A CHURCH PLANTER'S BUDGET, RIGHT,
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  • AND WE'RE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WASHINGTON
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  • POST SUNDAY EDITION.
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  • AND SO I TELL YOU WHAT THAT IS, THAT'S THE
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  • FAVOR OF GOD.
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  • IT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BEST YOU CAN
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  • DO, THE BEST GOD CAN DO, AND I THINK THERE ARE
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  • MOMENTS WHERE GOD SHOWS UP AND SHOWS OFF, BUT
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  • IT'S USUALLY AFTER A SEASON OF FAITHFULNESS.
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  • - SO THAT FRONT PAGE ARTICLE WAS FIVE YEARS
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  • AFTER YOU'RE FAILED CHURCH PLANT IN CHICAGO.
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  • - YEP.
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  • - SO YOU'RE READY FOR A BREAKTHROUGH AT
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  • THAT POINT.
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  • - YES, MORE THAN READY.
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  • - PROBABLY A LITTLE SKITTISH, YOU KNOW, MAYBE.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • I THINK THERE WAS A SENSE THAT OKAY, IF YOU FAIL
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  • ONCE THAT MIGHT BE AN ABORATION.
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  • IF YOU FAIL TWICE, THAT MIGHT BE SAYING SOMETHING
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  • ABOUT YOU, SO THERE WAS A FEAR TO GIVE IT A SECOND
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  • TRY, BUT I THINK AND LISTEN, I THINK WE THINK
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  • IT'S ABOUT THE DREAM GOD'S GIVEN US.
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  • I THINK IT'S ABOUT WHO WE BECOME IN THE PROCESS.
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  • I THINK ABOUT GOD GROWING US AND MAKING SURE THAT
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  • OUR GIFTS NEVER TAKE US FURTHER THAN OUR
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  • CHARACTER CAN SUSTAIN US.
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  • SO I THINK GOD HAD TO DO SOME THINGS IN MY LIFE
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  • DURING THOSE FIRST FIVE YEARS TO THEN POSITION US
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  • FOR WHAT HE WANTED TO DO.
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  • - YOU KNOW, I GOT SOMETHING OUT OF THE
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  • BIBLE THIS WEEK.
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  • - WELL, THAT'S A GOOD THING.
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  • - IT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU READ OVER AND OVER
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  • AGAIN AND THEN SOMETHING JUST STANDS OUT TO YOU.
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  • ONE OF THOSE HAPPENED SEVERELY TO ME.
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  • IT WAS ABOUT GIDEON, AND SO YOU READ THAT ARTICLE.
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  • NOW, THAT ARTICLE WAS GOOD NEWS TO YOU, RIGHT,
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  • IN THE PAPER.
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  • - YES.
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  • - SO IT WAS LIKE OH MY GOSH, THEY'RE REALLY
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  • SAYING THIS ABOUT US.
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  • SO GIDEON, GOD SAYS YOU GOT YOUR 300.
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  • NOW I WANT YOU TO GO AND ATTACK THEM AND
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  • TAKE OVER.
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  • BUT THEN HE SAYS BUT IF YOU'RE AFRAID - SO HE'S
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  • TOLD HIM TO GO DO IT, BUT NOW IF YOU'RE AFRAID, SO
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  • GOD ACTUALLY SEES OUR FEAR, BUT IF YOU'RE
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  • AFRAID, GO LISTEN TO WHAT THE ENEMY SAYS ABOUT YOU.
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  • AND SO YOU GO READ THE PAPER AND WHAT IT SAYS
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  • ABOUT YOU AND THEN YOU'LL HAVE THE CONFIDENCE
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  • TO DO THAT.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - AND I GOT THAT THIS WEEK IN SUCH AN AMAZING
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  • WAY BECAUSE DIDN'T THAT HELP YOU THEN?
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  • DIDN'T THAT GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE IN WHY YOU
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  • WERE HERE?
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  • - IT REALLY DID, AND I WOULD MAKE ONE
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  • DELINEATION THAT I DON'T THINK I HAVE A PERSON
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  • THAT HAS A HIGH LEVEL OF SELF-CONFIDENCE, BUT MY
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  • HOLY CONFIDENCE OFF THE CHART BECAUSE GOD HAS
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  • SHOWN UP SO MANY TIMES.
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  • SO THAT'S WHY I THINK THE OLDER YOU GET THE MORE
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  • FAITH YOU SHOULD HAVE BECAUSE IT'S GOD'S TRACK
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  • RECORD OF FAITHFULNESS.
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  • BUT THAT WAS A CRITICAL MOMENT.
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  • I THINK THEN WE DOUBLED IN SIZE THAT YEAR, AND
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  • THEN WE KIND OF NEVER LOOKED BACK.
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  • SO NOW WE'RE ONE CHURCH WITH 7 CAMPUSES, SO THAT
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  • WAS THE MOMENT.
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  • SO I TELL YOU, I LIVE FOR THOSE MOMENTS WHEN GOD
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  • DOES THINGS THAT YOU CAN'T TAKE CREDIT FOR.
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  • THOSE ARE THE GREATEST MOMENTS IN LIFE, AND I
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  • THINK THAT'S HOW GOD GLORIFIES HIMSELF.
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  • - IF YOU JUST TUNED IN, WE ARE IN WASHINGTON DC,
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  • THIS AMAZING PLACE THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT FROM
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  • THE MULTIPLICITY OF CAMERAS.
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  • GO ON INSIDE.
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  • LET ME GET THE DOOR FOR YOU, CODY.
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  • YOU CAN GO ON INSIDE.
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  • WELCOME TO EBENEZER'S.
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  • JUST GO LOOK AROUND.
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  • IT'S A COFFEE SHOP HERE THAT IS REALLY KIND OF AN
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  • EXTENSION OF NCC, YOUR CHURCH HERE.
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  • THIS IS YOUR THING, THE CHURCH OWNS THIS.
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  • IT'S A BUSINESS.
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  • IT'S OPERATING.
  • 00:10:23.220 --> 00:10:25.100
  • IS IT PROFITABLE?
  • 00:10:25.120 --> 00:10:27.030
  • - IT'S VERY PROFITABLE?
  • 00:10:27.050 --> 00:10:29.180
  • WE'RE KITTY CORNER FROM THE LARGEST OFFICE
  • 00:10:29.200 --> 00:10:32.010
  • BUILDING IN DC WHICH DOESN'T HURT BUSINESS
  • 00:10:32.030 --> 00:10:34.030
  • AT ALL.
  • 00:10:34.050 --> 00:10:36.190
  • AND YOU KNOW, WE WENT INTO IT KNOWING THAT I
  • 00:10:36.210 --> 00:10:39.130
  • THINK YOU SHOULD DO BUSINESS AS MISSION, AND
  • 00:10:39.150 --> 00:10:42.100
  • YOU SHOULD DO IT WITH EXCELLENCE.
  • 00:10:42.120 --> 00:10:45.240
  • AND THEN WE GIVE EVERY PENNY OF PROFIT TO
  • 00:10:45.260 --> 00:10:47.150
  • KINGDOM CAUSES.
  • 00:10:47.170 --> 00:10:49.070
  • SO WE'VE GOT A DREAM CENTER OVER IN WARD 7
  • 00:10:49.090 --> 00:10:52.230
  • WHERE WE'RE MENTORING HUNDREDS OF KIDS.
  • 00:10:52.250 --> 00:10:57.100
  • WELL, THIS COFFEE HOUSE HELPS FUND THAT, SO IT
  • 00:10:57.120 --> 00:11:00.180
  • REALLY IS COFFEE WITH A CAUSE.
  • 00:11:00.200 --> 00:11:02.020
  • SO IT TASTES GOOD BUT THEN IT FEELS GOOD, AND
  • 00:11:02.040 --> 00:11:04.170
  • IT DOES GOOD.
  • 00:11:04.190 --> 00:11:06.110
  • - AND IT'S AMAZING.
  • 00:11:06.130 --> 00:11:07.270
  • - CHEERS.
  • 00:11:07.290 --> 00:11:09.190
  • - EBENEZER'S RIGHT HERE IN WASHINGTON DC.
  • 00:11:09.210 --> 00:11:11.080
  • - THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SUCH A BLESSING TO SO
  • 00:11:11.100 --> 00:11:14.020
  • MANY PEOPLE, AND I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE DONE THIS.
  • 00:11:14.040 --> 00:11:16.190
  • CAN YOU JUST TELL US WHERE WE'RE SITTING
  • 00:11:16.210 --> 00:11:19.080
  • RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:11:19.100 --> 00:11:20.280
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:11:21.000 --> 00:11:22.270
  • WE AREN'T JUST AT 201 F STREET NORTHEAST.
  • 00:11:22.290 --> 00:11:25.100
  • WE'RE AT A CRITICAL CORNER.
  • 00:11:25.120 --> 00:11:27.080
  • IT'S ACTUALLY ONE CORNER OF HISTORIC CAPITOL HILL,
  • 00:11:27.100 --> 00:11:30.240
  • SO THIS WOULD BE THE NORTHWEST CORNER, AND
  • 00:11:30.260 --> 00:11:33.250
  • IT'S WHERE I PRAYED A
  • 00:11:33.270 --> 00:11:38.280
  • 4.7 MILE PRAYER CIRCLE AROUND CAPITOL HILL AND
  • 00:11:39.000 --> 00:11:42.000
  • WASN'T PRAYING FOR PROPERTY.
  • 00:11:42.020 --> 00:11:43.120
  • WAS JUST PRAYING FOR PEOPLE.
  • 00:11:43.140 --> 00:11:44.230
  • WAS PRAYING THAT GOD'S KINGDOM WOULD COME, GOD'S
  • 00:11:44.250 --> 00:11:47.040
  • WILL WOULD BE DONE, BUT 23 YEARS LATER WE OWN 7
  • 00:11:47.060 --> 00:11:52.000
  • PIECES OF PROPERTY ON THAT PRAYER CIRCLE.
  • 00:11:52.020 --> 00:11:54.160
  • I DON'T THINK THAT'S COINCIDENCE.
  • 00:11:54.180 --> 00:11:56.160
  • I THINK THAT'S PROVIDENCE.
  • 00:11:56.180 --> 00:11:58.110
  • AND THIS IS ONE CORNER, SO WE NAMED IT EBENEZER'S
  • 00:11:58.130 --> 00:12:02.090
  • WHICH IS THIS ALLUSION TO THE PROPHET SAMUEL WHO
  • 00:12:02.110 --> 00:12:06.120
  • NAMES THE ALTAR EBENEZER'S, AND IT MEANS
  • 00:12:06.140 --> 00:12:09.250
  • HITHER TO THE LORD HAS HELPED US, BUT WE KIND OF
  • 00:12:09.270 --> 00:12:12.240
  • LIKE SAYING SO FAR, SO GOD.
  • 00:12:12.260 --> 00:12:15.060
  • SO WE TAKE GOOD OUT OF THE EQUATION.
  • 00:12:15.080 --> 00:12:17.210
  • WE GIVE GOD THE CREDIT.
  • 00:12:17.230 --> 00:12:20.010
  • - ONE THING I KNOW ABOUT YOU, MARK, IS YOU -- THE
  • 00:12:20.030 --> 00:12:25.040
  • CIRCLE MAKER IS A BOOK ON PRAYER, BUT INTERESTINGLY
  • 00:12:25.060 --> 00:12:28.280
  • ENOUGH YOU WERE DOING A 4.7 MILE JOURNEY
  • 00:12:29.000 --> 00:12:32.110
  • WITH ASTHMA.
  • 00:12:32.130 --> 00:12:33.250
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:12:33.270 --> 00:12:35.130
  • - SO YOU JUST RAN A MARATHON, SO HOW CAN A
  • 00:12:35.150 --> 00:12:38.120
  • GUY WITH ASTHMA RUN A MARATHON?
  • 00:12:38.140 --> 00:12:39.290
  • - I LOVE THAT.
  • 00:12:40.010 --> 00:12:42.150
  • THAT MAY BE MY FAVORITE QUESTION EVER.
  • 00:12:42.170 --> 00:12:45.130
  • YOU KNOW, I HAD ASTHMA FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS.
  • 00:12:45.150 --> 00:12:47.100
  • IN FACT, MY EARLIEST MEMORY WAS AN ASTHMA
  • 00:12:47.120 --> 00:12:50.020
  • ATTACK, WOKE UP MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, MY DAD TAKES
  • 00:12:50.040 --> 00:12:52.070
  • ME TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, SHOT OF EPINEPHRINE, KIND
  • 00:12:52.090 --> 00:12:54.190
  • OF OPENED MY LUNGS BACK UP.
  • 00:12:54.210 --> 00:12:56.250
  • WE MUST HAVE DONE THAT 100 TIMES, SO FOR 40
  • 00:12:56.270 --> 00:12:59.130
  • YEARS MY BEST FRIEND IS AN INHALER, ABOUT EVERY
  • 00:12:59.150 --> 00:13:02.110
  • SINGLE DAY MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY.
  • 00:13:02.130 --> 00:13:04.240
  • AND FAST FORWARD, JULY 2, 2016, WE BEGIN A SERIES
  • 00:13:04.260 --> 00:13:11.020
  • CALLED MOUNTAINS MOVE, AND I JUST FEEL IMPRESSED
  • 00:13:11.040 --> 00:13:15.260
  • TO CHALLENGE OUR CHURCH TO PRAY THE
  • 00:13:15.280 --> 00:13:18.020
  • BRAVEST PRAYER.
  • 00:13:18.040 --> 00:13:20.010
  • AND IT'S TAKEN MY FAITH TO A DIFFERENT PLACE,
  • 00:13:20.030 --> 00:13:23.080
  • THAT IT WAS THE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME.
  • 00:13:23.100 --> 00:13:26.040
  • IT WAS THE IMPOSSIBLE, BUT THAT'S WHAT GOD
  • 00:13:26.060 --> 00:13:28.180
  • SPECIALIZES IN.
  • 00:13:28.200 --> 00:13:30.260
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:13:30.280 --> 00:13:34.090
  • SO WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING THAT YOU COULD
  • 00:13:34.110 --> 00:13:36.090
  • BELIEVE GOD FOR DURING THIS SERIES?
  • 00:13:36.110 --> 00:13:39.130
  • WHAT IS THE BRAVEST PRAYER THAT YOU COULD
  • 00:13:39.150 --> 00:13:43.290
  • PRAY OVER THE NEXT 7 WEEKS?
  • 00:13:44.010 --> 00:13:46.260
  • ALL I KNOW IS THAT JOSHUA ASKED THE SUN TO
  • 00:13:46.280 --> 00:13:49.110
  • STAND STILL, AND THEN ELISHA ASKED AN IRON AXE
  • 00:13:49.130 --> 00:13:53.190
  • HEAD TO FLOAT.
  • 00:13:53.210 --> 00:13:55.150
  • OH, AND THEN JESUS ASKED HIM FATHER TO RAISE A MAN
  • 00:13:55.170 --> 00:13:58.050
  • WHO HAD BEEN DEAD FOR FOUR DAYS.
  • 00:13:58.070 --> 00:14:02.040
  • YOU CAN ASK GOD TO MOVE THAT MOUNTAIN.
  • 00:14:02.060 --> 00:14:08.030
  • LET ME BE VERY TRANSPARENT.
  • 00:14:08.050 --> 00:14:10.110
  • YOU SAY ALL RIGHT, PASTOR MARK, WHAT IS THAT FOR YOU?
  • 00:14:10.130 --> 00:14:12.250
  • WHAT IS THAT MIGHTY MOUNTAIN?
  • 00:14:12.270 --> 00:14:15.060
  • I'VE HAD ASTHMA SINCE I WAS THREE YEARS OLD.
  • 00:14:15.080 --> 00:14:23.000
  • I'VE BEEN HOSPITALIZED MORE WEEKS THAN YOU
  • 00:14:23.020 --> 00:14:26.040
  • CAN IMAGINE.
  • 00:14:26.060 --> 00:14:28.200
  • I'VE TAKEN MORE PUFFS OF AN INHALER THAN ANYONE
  • 00:14:28.220 --> 00:14:31.110
  • COULD POSSIBLY COUNT.
  • 00:14:31.130 --> 00:14:33.270
  • AND IT'S FRUSTRATING.
  • 00:14:33.290 --> 00:14:35.150
  • I'VE PRAYED EVERY PRAYER, AND I'VE
  • 00:14:35.170 --> 00:14:37.270
  • TRIED EVERYTHING.
  • 00:14:37.290 --> 00:14:40.220
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I'M GOING TO KEEP
  • 00:14:40.240 --> 00:14:44.290
  • SPEAKING TO THAT MOUNTAIN BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN A
  • 00:14:45.010 --> 00:14:48.030
  • GOD WHO IS ABLE TO HEAL.
  • 00:14:48.050 --> 00:14:50.240
  • I THINK AS I PREACHED THAT WEEKEND I THINK I
  • 00:14:50.260 --> 00:14:55.280
  • ACTUALLY BELIEVED WHAT I PREACHED, AND I THINK I
  • 00:14:56.000 --> 00:14:59.250
  • CAME TO A POINT WHERE I SAID ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
  • 00:14:59.270 --> 00:15:03.160
  • I'VE STRAYED AT THIS MOUNTAIN LONG ENOUGH.
  • 00:15:03.180 --> 00:15:05.240
  • HERE'S THE THING, YOU DON'T GET TO TELL GOD
  • 00:15:05.260 --> 00:15:08.130
  • WHEN AND WHERE AND HOW THE MIRACLE HAPPENS, BUT
  • 00:15:08.150 --> 00:15:11.010
  • THERE ARE MOMENTS WHERE YOU CAN STEP OUT IN FAITH
  • 00:15:11.030 --> 00:15:14.220
  • AND BELIEVE GOD AGAIN.
  • 00:15:14.240 --> 00:15:16.190
  • I DON'T KNOW WHY SO MANY TIMES IT SEEMS LIKE THAT
  • 00:15:16.210 --> 00:15:19.160
  • PRAYER FOR HEALING HAS GONE UNANSWERED, BUT A
  • 00:15:19.180 --> 00:15:22.200
  • SWITCH FLIPPED 50 DAYS AGO.
  • 00:15:22.220 --> 00:15:25.120
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW I HAVEN'T TAKEN MY INHALER
  • 00:15:25.140 --> 00:15:27.290
  • BETWEEN THEN AND NOW.
  • 00:15:28.010 --> 00:15:29.120
  • THAT'S 50 DAYS.
  • 00:15:29.140 --> 00:15:30.240
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:15:30.260 --> 00:15:33.080
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:15:33.100 --> 00:15:46.220
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:15:46.220 --> 00:15:59.220
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:15:59.220 --> 00:16:08.080
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:16:08.080 --> 00:16:15.270
  • - MY LEGS ARE CRAMPING, BUT I HAVEN'T LOST MY
  • 00:16:15.290 --> 00:16:18.190
  • BREATH ONCE.
  • 00:16:18.210 --> 00:16:21.090
  • GONNA FINISH THIS THING.
  • 00:16:21.110 --> 00:16:23.210
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:16:23.230 --> 00:16:37.050
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:16:37.050 --> 00:16:48.020
  • - THERE'S A CAMERA RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:16:48.040 --> 00:16:49.240
  • PRAY FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT NEED SOMETHING, THAT
  • 00:16:49.260 --> 00:16:52.110
  • THEY DON'T THINK -THEY'VE TALKED ABOUT WITH GOD A
  • 00:16:52.130 --> 00:16:54.120
  • THOUSAND TIMES.
  • 00:16:54.140 --> 00:16:55.270
  • THIS IS THE 1001 TIME.
  • 00:16:55.290 --> 00:16:57.140
  • - YES.
  • 00:16:57.160 --> 00:16:59.140
  • GOD, YOU KNOW THIS SITUATION.
  • 00:16:59.160 --> 00:17:01.180
  • IT'S THE CHILD WHO HAS WANDERED AWAY.
  • 00:17:01.200 --> 00:17:06.000
  • IT'S THE HEALTH CONDITION.
  • 00:17:06.020 --> 00:17:08.080
  • GOD, IT IS THE FINANCIAL SITUATION THAT RIGHT NOW
  • 00:17:08.100 --> 00:17:12.260
  • IT'S BEYOND OUR ABILITY, BEYOND OUR RESOURCES,
  • 00:17:12.280 --> 00:17:16.100
  • BUT GOD, WE REACH OUT TO YOU, AND WE PRAY BY FAITH
  • 00:17:16.120 --> 00:17:20.130
  • TO THE GOD WHO IS ABLE TO DO IMMEASURABLY MORE THAN
  • 00:17:20.150 --> 00:17:23.100
  • ALL WE COULD ASK OR IMAGINE ACCORDING TO
  • 00:17:23.120 --> 00:17:25.210
  • YOUR POWER.
  • 00:17:25.230 --> 00:17:28.050
  • GOD, I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD SHOW UP AND SHOW
  • 00:17:28.070 --> 00:17:31.110
  • OFF, AND WE TRUST YOUR TIMING, AND WE
  • 00:17:31.130 --> 00:17:33.090
  • TRUST YOUR HEART.
  • 00:17:33.110 --> 00:17:35.110
  • YOU'RE A GOD WHO IS GOD, A GOD WHOSE GRACE IS
  • 00:17:35.130 --> 00:17:38.010
  • SUFFICIENT, SO GOD, WE PRAY THAT YOU WOULD
  • 00:17:38.030 --> 00:17:40.250
  • REVEAL YOUR LIFE AND YOUR POWER IN THIS SITUATION.
  • 00:17:40.270 --> 00:17:45.130
  • IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.
  • 00:17:45.150 --> 00:17:49.050
  • - AMEN. WOW.
  • 00:17:49.070 --> 00:17:50.250
  • PRAYER, COFFEE, HOLY SPIRIT, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:17:50.270 --> 00:17:53.280
  • - I LOVE THAT.
  • 00:17:54.000 --> 00:17:55.230
  • START TALKING TO YOUR PROBLEMS ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:17:55.250 --> 00:17:57.010
  • THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:17:57.030 --> 00:17:59.030
  • - THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:17:59.050 --> 00:18:00.250
  • - SO CIRCLE MAKER, IN A PIT WITH A LION ON A
  • 00:18:00.270 --> 00:18:04.040
  • SNOWY DAY.
  • 00:18:04.060 --> 00:18:05.170
  • - AN AMAZING BOOK.
  • 00:18:05.190 --> 00:18:07.050
  • - CHASE THE LION.
  • 00:18:07.070 --> 00:18:09.120
  • WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT CHASE THE LION IN A MINUTE.
  • 00:18:09.140 --> 00:18:12.010
  • THIS BOOK CAME TO US IN A PIT WITH A LION ON A
  • 00:18:12.030 --> 00:18:14.250
  • SNOWY DAY, GIVE US KIND OF THE ELEVATOR PITCH ON
  • 00:18:14.270 --> 00:18:20.030
  • THAT BOOK, A LITTLE BIT OF THE TEACHING THERE.
  • 00:18:20.050 --> 00:18:22.280
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:18:23.000 --> 00:18:24.250
  • I MEAN, IT'S ONE OF THE COOLEST VERSES IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:18:24.270 --> 00:18:28.030
  • A GUY NAMED BENAIAH IT SAYS HE CHASED THE LION
  • 00:18:28.050 --> 00:18:31.030
  • INTO A PIT ON A SNOWY DAY AND KILLED IT.
  • 00:18:31.050 --> 00:18:33.150
  • I DON'T KNOW, I THINK NORMAL PEOPLE RUN THE
  • 00:18:33.170 --> 00:18:36.240
  • OPPOSITE DIRECTION AS FAR AND AS FAST AS THEY CAN.
  • 00:18:36.260 --> 00:18:39.220
  • LION CHASERS RUN TO THE ROAR, AND IT'S BECAUSE
  • 00:18:39.240 --> 00:18:42.090
  • THEIR GOD IS BIGGER THAN A 500 POUND LION.
  • 00:18:42.110 --> 00:18:44.270
  • SO REALLY IT'S MORE THAN A BOOK.
  • 00:18:44.290 --> 00:18:47.060
  • IT'S ABOUT A WAY OF LIFE THAT SAYS I'M GOING TO GO
  • 00:18:47.080 --> 00:18:49.180
  • AFTER GOD SIZED DREAMS.
  • 00:18:49.200 --> 00:18:51.290
  • I'M GOING TO GO AFTER THINGS THAT ARE BEYOND MY
  • 00:18:52.010 --> 00:18:54.170
  • ABILITY, THAT ARE BIGGER THAN ME SO THAT GOD CAN
  • 00:18:54.190 --> 00:18:57.040
  • PROVE HIS POWER.
  • 00:18:57.060 --> 00:18:59.180
  • SO KIND OF FUN, BENAIAH BECOMES KING DAVID'S
  • 00:18:59.200 --> 00:19:01.240
  • BODYGUARD AND THEN EVENTUALLY COMMANDER AND
  • 00:19:01.260 --> 00:19:05.000
  • CHIEF OF ISRAEL'S ARMY UNDER SOLOMON.
  • 00:19:05.020 --> 00:19:08.080
  • SO SECOND MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN ALL OF ISRAEL,
  • 00:19:08.100 --> 00:19:12.070
  • AND I WOULD SAY IT TRACES BACK TO A MOMENT, MATT
  • 00:19:12.090 --> 00:19:14.260
  • AND LAURIE, WHERE HE DOESN'T LET FEAR DICTATE
  • 00:19:14.280 --> 00:19:18.100
  • HIS DECISION.
  • 00:19:18.120 --> 00:19:19.280
  • COME ON.
  • 00:19:20.000 --> 00:19:21.140
  • MOST PEOPLE WE KNOW THEY ARE LETTING FEAR DICTATE
  • 00:19:21.160 --> 00:19:24.010
  • THEIR DECISION.
  • 00:19:24.030 --> 00:19:25.200
  • THAT'S NOT WHO WE ARE AS THE CHILDREN OF GOD.
  • 00:19:25.220 --> 00:19:28.050
  • WE LET FAITH DICTATE OUR DECISION.
  • 00:19:28.070 --> 00:19:30.250
  • I MIGHT SAY ONE MORE THING, I THINK FAITH IS
  • 00:19:30.270 --> 00:19:33.060
  • TAKING THE FIRST STEP BEFORE GOD REVEALS THE
  • 00:19:33.080 --> 00:19:35.190
  • SECOND STEP.
  • 00:19:35.210 --> 00:19:37.010
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:19:37.030 --> 00:19:38.080
  • - SO TRUE.
  • 00:19:38.100 --> 00:19:39.240
  • - YOU KNOW, A COUPLE OF THINGS COME TO MIND.
  • 00:19:39.260 --> 00:19:41.210
  • MY MOM AND DAD HEARD A PROPHETIC WORD THEY WERE
  • 00:19:41.230 --> 00:19:45.070
  • RELEASES FROM THEIR JOB PRIOR TO TBN.
  • 00:19:45.090 --> 00:19:47.230
  • VERY SIMPLE WORD.
  • 00:19:47.250 --> 00:19:51.070
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD RESPOND TO THAT BY SAYING
  • 00:19:51.090 --> 00:19:55.020
  • SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT OF WELL, WHEN A NEW DOOR
  • 00:19:55.040 --> 00:19:57.250
  • OPENS WE'LL GO THROUGH IT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
  • 00:19:57.270 --> 00:19:59.220
  • MY MOM AND DAD RESIGNED FROM THEIR JOB.
  • 00:19:59.240 --> 00:20:03.110
  • THREE MONTHS LATER THEY GOT A VERY SPECIFIC WORD.
  • 00:20:03.130 --> 00:20:06.230
  • CALL ANGEL LARMA.
  • 00:20:06.250 --> 00:20:09.250
  • HE WAS THE OWNER OF A TV STATION THAT HAD DECIDED
  • 00:20:09.270 --> 00:20:12.090
  • TO SELL IT THAT MINUTE.
  • 00:20:12.110 --> 00:20:16.140
  • IN A BOARD MEETING, HIS FIRST PHONE CALL
  • 00:20:16.160 --> 00:20:18.200
  • WAS MY DAD.
  • 00:20:18.220 --> 00:20:20.110
  • MY DAD SAID HEY, I CALLED YOU A FEW MONTHS AGO.
  • 00:20:20.130 --> 00:20:22.040
  • YOU WEREN'T INTERESTED IN SELLING.
  • 00:20:22.060 --> 00:20:24.170
  • HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?
  • 00:20:24.190 --> 00:20:26.060
  • LONG PAUSE.
  • 00:20:26.080 --> 00:20:27.210
  • HE SAID PAUL, I JUST GOT OUT OF A BOARD MEETING.
  • 00:20:27.230 --> 00:20:29.160
  • WE JUST VOTED TO SELL THE STATION.
  • 00:20:29.180 --> 00:20:31.230
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT?
  • 00:20:31.250 --> 00:20:33.050
  • - DID SOMEONE CALL YOU?
  • 00:20:33.070 --> 00:20:34.290
  • - AND HE SAID NO, BUT BASED ON THAT I'D
  • 00:20:35.010 --> 00:20:36.290
  • LIKE TO COME SEE YOU, SO BASICALLY YOU KNOW, WHAT
  • 00:20:37.010 --> 00:20:40.000
  • YOU JUST SAID SOMETIMES IF YOU DON'T STEP OUT ON
  • 00:20:40.020 --> 00:20:43.010
  • THE FIRST WORD, YOU DON'T EVER GET THE SPECIFIC
  • 00:20:43.030 --> 00:20:46.050
  • SECOND ONE MAYBE.
  • 00:20:46.070 --> 00:20:47.240
  • I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW ALL THAT WORKS.
  • 00:20:47.260 --> 00:20:49.210
  • GOD IS SOVEREIGN AND CAN DO ANYTHING.
  • 00:20:49.230 --> 00:20:51.170
  • BUT MY PARENTS STEPPED OUT ON A VAGUE WORD THREE
  • 00:20:51.190 --> 00:20:54.010
  • MONTHS SEEKING HIM, AND THEN THEY GOT A VERY
  • 00:20:54.030 --> 00:20:59.070
  • SPECIFIC WORD TO CALL A GUY NAMED ANGEL LARMA.
  • 00:20:59.090 --> 00:21:02.210
  • SO WE'RE SITTING HERE TODAY WITH 31 TV NETWORKS
  • 00:21:02.230 --> 00:21:05.040
  • ON AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:21:05.060 --> 00:21:07.080
  • WE'RE TALKING POTENTIALLY TO 1.8 BILLION PEOPLE
  • 00:21:07.100 --> 00:21:10.110
  • RIGHT NOW BEING DISTRIBUTED BY SATELLITES
  • 00:21:10.130 --> 00:21:13.200
  • ALL OVER THE WORLD BECAUSE OF A VAGUE WORD
  • 00:21:13.220 --> 00:21:17.010
  • AND A SPECIFIC WORD, SOME KIND OF FAITH FILLED,
  • 00:21:17.030 --> 00:21:20.000
  • SCARED BY FAITH FILLED FOLKS NAMED PAUL AND JAN
  • 00:21:20.020 --> 00:21:23.080
  • CROUCH HAD DECIDED TO STEP OUT SO HERE WE SIT.
  • 00:21:23.100 --> 00:21:25.080
  • - WHAT OPPORTUNITIES LIE IF WE DIDN'T LET FEAR GET
  • 00:21:25.100 --> 00:21:27.210
  • IN THE WAY AND JUST DID STEP OUT.
  • 00:21:27.230 --> 00:21:30.060
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:21:30.080 --> 00:21:31.210
  • ISN'T THAT AMAZING?
  • 00:21:31.230 --> 00:21:33.110
  • I LOVE THIS MOMENT IN JOSHUA 3 WHERE THE
  • 00:21:33.130 --> 00:21:38.150
  • ISRAELITES RIGHT AT THE JORDAN RIVER, STONE'S
  • 00:21:38.170 --> 00:21:41.140
  • THROW FROM THE PROMISE LAND, AND THE LORD GIVES
  • 00:21:41.160 --> 00:21:44.230
  • HIM SUCH CURIOUS INSTRUCTION, SAYS TO THE
  • 00:21:44.250 --> 00:21:47.260
  • PRIEST STEP INTO THE RIVER.
  • 00:21:47.280 --> 00:21:49.280
  • WELL, I WANT GOD TO PART THE RIVER BEFORE I STEP
  • 00:21:50.000 --> 00:21:53.020
  • INTO IT BECAUSE I KIND OF LIKE MY SHOES.
  • 00:21:53.040 --> 00:21:56.180
  • I DON'T WANT TO GET THEM WET, BUT YOU KNOW, IN MY
  • 00:21:56.200 --> 00:21:59.170
  • EXPERIENCE THERE ARE MOMENTS LIKE YOUR MOM AND
  • 00:21:59.190 --> 00:22:03.030
  • DAD WHERE THAT OBEDIENCE TO A PROMPTING, STEP
  • 00:22:03.050 --> 00:22:08.150
  • INTO THE RIVER, AND THEN LOOK AT WHAT GOD DOES,
  • 00:22:08.170 --> 00:22:11.110
  • PARTS A RIVER, AND THEN THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW
  • 00:22:11.130 --> 00:22:14.100
  • YOU'RE IN THIS PROMISE LAND.
  • 00:22:14.120 --> 00:22:16.150
  • AND I DON'T THINK IT GETS ANY EASIER OR DIFFICULT
  • 00:22:16.170 --> 00:22:18.290
  • THAN THAT.
  • 00:22:19.010 --> 00:22:21.150
  • LISTEN, THIS IS NOT ABOUT US SAYING GOD, WOULD YOU
  • 00:22:21.170 --> 00:22:24.250
  • BLESS WHAT WE'RE DOING.
  • 00:22:24.270 --> 00:22:27.140
  • THIS IS ABOUT GOD, WHAT ARE YOU BLESSING?
  • 00:22:27.160 --> 00:22:30.150
  • HE'S THE GOD WHO PREPARES GOOD WORKS IN ADVANCE,
  • 00:22:30.170 --> 00:22:34.040
  • ORDERS OUR FOOTSTEPS, AND THEN WONDERFUL?
  • 00:22:34.060 --> 00:22:37.010
  • WE GET TO STEP INTO THE PROMISE LAND HE'S
  • 00:22:37.030 --> 00:22:39.150
  • ALREADY PREPARED.
  • 00:22:39.170 --> 00:22:41.110
  • AND FOR THE RECORD I HAVE NO DOUBT THIS IS A PIECE
  • 00:22:41.130 --> 00:22:44.160
  • OF PROMISE LAND RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:22:44.180 --> 00:22:46.070
  • FOUR PEOPLE OFFERED MORE MONEY FOR IT THAN WE DID.
  • 00:22:46.090 --> 00:22:48.090
  • LAST TIME I CHECKED THAT'S USUALLY WHO
  • 00:22:48.110 --> 00:22:51.020
  • PEOPLE SELL TO.
  • 00:22:51.040 --> 00:22:52.220
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:22:52.240 --> 00:22:54.240
  • WE HAD CIRCLED IT IN PRAYER FOR FIVE YEARS,
  • 00:22:54.260 --> 00:22:57.080
  • AND I THINK GOD PUT A CONTRACT ON IT THE MINUTE
  • 00:22:57.100 --> 00:23:00.040
  • WE STARTED PRAYING FOR IT.
  • 00:23:00.070 --> 00:23:01.230
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:23:01.250 --> 00:23:03.130
  • THINK ABOUT THE FAITHFULNESS OF THAT.
  • 00:23:03.150 --> 00:23:05.060
  • I MEAN, GOD LOVES OUR OBEDIENCE, AND IT SAYS
  • 00:23:05.080 --> 00:23:08.090
  • THE RIGHTEOUS LIVE BY FAITH, AND THAT'S HOW WE
  • 00:23:08.110 --> 00:23:11.240
  • PLEASE HIM, SO THINK ABOUT HOW PLEASED GOD IS
  • 00:23:11.260 --> 00:23:14.010
  • WITH YOU WHEN YOU DO STEP OUT.
  • 00:23:14.030 --> 00:23:18.260
  • AND IT GIVES HIM AN INCENTIVE TO JUST BLESS
  • 00:23:18.280 --> 00:23:21.260
  • YOU, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:23:21.280 --> 00:23:23.210
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:23:23.230 --> 00:23:25.260
  • - BECAUSE IT MOVES GOD.
  • 00:23:25.280 --> 00:23:27.160
  • FAITH MOVES GOD.
  • 00:23:27.180 --> 00:23:29.050
  • AND I THINK THAT'S AMAZING.
  • 00:23:29.070 --> 00:23:30.170
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:23:30.190 --> 00:23:32.060
  • - WE'RE SITTING WITH MARK BATTERSON, NEW YORK
  • 00:23:32.080 --> 00:23:33.270
  • TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, LEAD PASTOR OF
  • 00:23:33.290 --> 00:23:36.050
  • NCC RIGHT HERE IN WASHINGTON DC, NATIONAL
  • 00:23:36.070 --> 00:23:38.200
  • COMMUNITY CHURCH.
  • 00:23:38.220 --> 00:23:41.090
  • AND THIS IS ONE OF THE EXTENSIONS OF
  • 00:23:41.110 --> 00:23:43.010
  • YOUR CHURCH.
  • 00:23:43.030 --> 00:23:44.100
  • THIS IS A COFFEE SHOP CALLED EBENEZER'S, AND
  • 00:23:44.120 --> 00:23:46.110
  • WE'RE ENJOYING YOUR COFFEE AND ENJOYING
  • 00:23:46.130 --> 00:23:48.190
  • YOUR COMPANY.
  • 00:23:48.210 --> 00:23:50.060
  • YOU'VE WRITTEN A LOT ABOUT LIONS.
  • 00:23:50.080 --> 00:23:51.240
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:23:51.260 --> 00:23:54.000
  • SIGFRIED AND ROY GAVE LAURIE AND I A BACKSTAGE
  • 00:23:54.020 --> 00:23:58.000
  • TOUR ONE TIME.
  • 00:23:58.020 --> 00:24:00.210
  • WE WERE WITH OUR FRIENDS JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN,
  • 00:24:00.230 --> 00:24:03.160
  • WE WERE GOING ALONG, AND HE GAVE US A WARNING
  • 00:24:03.180 --> 00:24:06.010
  • ABOUT SOME OF THESE LIONS THAT WERE IN THE CAGES.
  • 00:24:06.030 --> 00:24:08.240
  • HE SAID DON'T TRY TO LOOK THEM IN THE HIGH TOO MUCH
  • 00:24:08.260 --> 00:24:14.130
  • BECAUSE THEY'RE JUST -THEY DON'T LIKE THIS,
  • 00:24:14.150 --> 00:24:17.120
  • THESE BIG MALE LIONS, THEY DON'T LIKE THAT.
  • 00:24:17.140 --> 00:24:19.200
  • SO WHAT DO I DO?
  • 00:24:19.220 --> 00:24:21.060
  • I WALK OVER TO THE CAGE AND KIND OF GIVE IT ONE
  • 00:24:21.080 --> 00:24:22.260
  • OF THOSE.
  • 00:24:22.280 --> 00:24:25.080
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:24:25.100 --> 00:24:27.200
  • AND THAT LION -- - WITH VICTORIA.
  • 00:24:27.220 --> 00:24:30.070
  • - AND THAT LION ACTED LIKE HE DIDN'T CARE THAT
  • 00:24:30.090 --> 00:24:34.030
  • I WAS STANDING THERE, AND SO I KIND OF DID ONE OF
  • 00:24:34.050 --> 00:24:37.030
  • THESE, KIND OF ONE OF THOSE KIND OF THINGS.
  • 00:24:37.050 --> 00:24:40.230
  • AND THAT LION WAS 20 FEET AWAY AND WITHIN ABOUT
  • 00:24:40.250 --> 00:24:47.210
  • THAT LONG HIT THE CAGE AT ABOUT 4 FEET OFF
  • 00:24:47.230 --> 00:24:51.080
  • THE GROUND.
  • 00:24:51.100 --> 00:24:53.050
  • - OH, MAN.
  • 00:24:53.070 --> 00:24:55.060
  • - AND I ALMOST DID A BLACK FLIP.
  • 00:24:55.080 --> 00:24:56.150
  • - THE SOUND OF THAT.
  • 00:24:56.170 --> 00:24:58.050
  • - IT SCARED ME SO BAD --
  • 00:24:58.070 --> 00:25:00.170
  • - BRING ME MY BROWN PANTS.
  • 00:25:00.190 --> 00:25:02.240
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:25:02.260 --> 00:25:05.070
  • - I LOVE IT.
  • 00:25:05.090 --> 00:25:06.250
  • - THE IDEA OF THIS GUY JUMPING INTO A PIT WITH A
  • 00:25:06.270 --> 00:25:08.090
  • FULL GROWN LION.
  • 00:25:08.110 --> 00:25:10.060
  • I KIND OF HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT THAT WOULD HAVE
  • 00:25:10.080 --> 00:25:11.230
  • BEEN LIKE.
  • 00:25:11.250 --> 00:25:13.170
  • AND I THINK BEN AND I HAD THAT PRINTED ON HIS
  • 00:25:13.190 --> 00:25:15.080
  • BUSINESS CARD.
  • 00:25:15.100 --> 00:25:16.290
  • I SAID YEAH, I WENT INTO A PIT ON A SNOWY DAY
  • 00:25:17.010 --> 00:25:18.220
  • WITH A LION.
  • 00:25:18.240 --> 00:25:20.090
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:25:20.110 --> 00:25:33.230
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:25:33.230 --> 00:25:46.230
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:25:46.230 --> 00:25:59.230
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:25:59.230 --> 00:26:12.250
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:26:12.250 --> 00:26:18.140
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:26:18.140 --> 00:26:26.000
  • [JAGGED BREATHS]
  • 00:26:26.020 --> 00:26:32.230
  • [JAGGED BREATHS]
  • 00:26:32.230 --> 00:26:40.070
  • [OMINOUS MUSIC]
  • 00:26:40.090 --> 00:26:53.250
  • [OMINOUS MUSIC]
  • 00:26:53.250 --> 00:27:05.020
  • - WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO GET OUT OF THE
  • 00:27:05.040 --> 00:27:07.170
  • EXPERIENCE OUT OF THIS BOOK?
  • 00:27:07.190 --> 00:27:09.150
  • IF THEY WENT ON RIGHT NOW, AMAZON, DO ALL THAT,
  • 00:27:09.170 --> 00:27:12.110
  • GET THE BOOK, WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO GET OUT OF
  • 00:27:12.130 --> 00:27:14.150
  • THIS BOOK IN GENERAL?
  • 00:27:14.170 --> 00:27:16.130
  • - I THINK IT'S GOING TO HELP THEM FACE THEIR
  • 00:27:16.150 --> 00:27:20.040
  • FEARS, LIVE BY FAITH, AND GO AFTER THINGS THAT ARE
  • 00:27:20.060 --> 00:27:23.160
  • BIGGER THAN THEY ARE.
  • 00:27:23.180 --> 00:27:26.120
  • SO YOU KNOW, A LION IS ABOUT 500 POUNDS, RUNS 36
  • 00:27:26.140 --> 00:27:30.130
  • MILES AN HOUR, AND A ROAR, THEIR ROAR CAN BE
  • 00:27:30.150 --> 00:27:34.160
  • HEARD FIVE MILES AWAY.
  • 00:27:34.180 --> 00:27:37.140
  • SO I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT BENAIAH AS SCARED, BUT HE
  • 00:27:37.160 --> 00:27:43.180
  • DIDN'T RUN AWAY FROM WHAT HE WAS AFRAID OF.
  • 00:27:43.200 --> 00:27:46.250
  • I THINK A LOT OF US WOULD RUN AWAY FROM THOSE
  • 00:27:46.270 --> 00:27:51.100
  • DREAMS THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US.
  • 00:27:51.120 --> 00:27:53.170
  • AND I THINK AT THE END OF OUR LIVES OUR GREATEST
  • 00:27:53.190 --> 00:27:56.150
  • REGRETS AREN'T GOING TO BE THE MISTAKES WE MADE.
  • 00:27:56.170 --> 00:27:59.040
  • I THINK THEY'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO BE THE
  • 00:27:59.060 --> 00:28:02.020
  • OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE LEFT ON THE TABLE, THE
  • 00:28:02.040 --> 00:28:04.040
  • THINGS WE DIDN'T GO AFTER.
  • 00:28:04.060 --> 00:28:06.090
  • SO THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF SIN, SINS OF SUBMISSION,
  • 00:28:06.110 --> 00:28:13.170
  • DON'T DO THIS, DON'T DO THAT, BUT I THINK IT'S
  • 00:28:13.190 --> 00:28:16.230
  • THE SINS OF OMISSION, WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE,
  • 00:28:16.250 --> 00:28:19.190
  • COULD HAVE, SHOULD HAVE DONE FOR THE KINGDOM OF
  • 00:28:19.210 --> 00:28:22.090
  • GOD, SO THE WAY I'M WIRED I DON'T THINK
  • 00:28:22.110 --> 00:28:25.020
  • FAITHFULNESS IS HOLDING THE FORT.
  • 00:28:25.040 --> 00:28:27.060
  • I THINK FAITHFULNESS IS LIVING BY FAITH AND
  • 00:28:27.080 --> 00:28:28.160
  • ADVANCING THE KINGDOM.
  • 00:28:28.180 --> 00:28:29.280
  • WHERE IS THE NEXT STATION?
  • 00:28:30.000 --> 00:28:31.200
  • WHO'S THE NEXT GROUP THAT NEEDS TO HEAR THIS
  • 00:28:31.220 --> 00:28:33.260
  • MESSAGE? WHAT'S OUR NEXT LOCATION AS A CHURCH?
  • 00:28:33.280 --> 00:28:36.220
  • WE'RE JUST, WE ARE NOT GONNA GET COMFORTABLE,
  • 00:28:36.240 --> 00:28:39.120
  • WE'RE NOT GONNA MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO BECAUSE
  • 00:28:39.140 --> 00:28:41.230
  • I DON'T THINK THAT'S GOOD STEWARDSHIP.
  • 00:28:41.250 --> 00:28:44.050
  • I THINK GOD'S GOT SOMETHING BIGGER FOR
  • 00:28:44.070 --> 00:28:46.280
  • EVERY PERSON WATCHING THIS SHOW RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:28:47.000 --> 00:28:49.190
  • AND IF WE LIVE BY FAITH,
  • 00:28:49.210 --> 00:28:51.230
  • WE'RE GONNA MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION.
  • 00:28:51.250 --> 00:28:53.240
  • - YOU KNOW MARK, I HAVE A DEAR FRIEND, SOME
  • 00:28:53.260 --> 00:28:55.270
  • PASTOR FRIENDS OF OURS AND THEY'RE JUST A LITTLE
  • 00:28:55.290 --> 00:28:58.020
  • OLDER THAN MATT AND I, AND THE OTHER DAY, THE
  • 00:28:58.040 --> 00:29:03.120
  • LADY, THE PASTOR'S WIFE WHO IS A DEAR FRIEND SAID
  • 00:29:03.140 --> 00:29:08.130
  • I SIT HERE AT 60 YEARS OLD, SHE SAID--
  • 00:29:08.150 --> 00:29:11.280
  • - SO THEY'RE A LOT OLDER THAN US THEN. [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:29:12.000 --> 00:29:14.240
  • - SHE SAID EVERYTHING I'VE DREAMED HAS COME TRUE.
  • 00:29:14.260 --> 00:29:17.260
  • SHE SAID I REALIZE I DIDN'T DREAM BIG ENOUGH
  • 00:29:17.280 --> 00:29:21.130
  • AT THIS AGE. I DIDN'T DREAM BIG ENOUGH.
  • 00:29:21.150 --> 00:29:24.050
  • - WOW. WOW.
  • 00:29:24.070 --> 00:29:26.210
  • YOU KNOW WHAT'S INTERESTING LAURIE IS
  • 00:29:26.230 --> 00:29:28.210
  • 23 YEARS INTO PASTORING, CAN I MAKE A CONFESSION?
  • 00:29:28.230 --> 00:29:34.270
  • I'M FINALLY REALIZING THAT GOD'S VISION FOR HIS
  • 00:29:34.290 --> 00:29:37.100
  • CHURCH, BIGGER THAN OURS.
  • 00:29:37.120 --> 00:29:40.240
  • AND YOU KNOW, THE THING ABOUT A GOD-SIZE VISION
  • 00:29:40.260 --> 00:29:44.090
  • IS YOU NEVER GET THERE BECAUSE AS YOU GROW, THE
  • 00:29:44.110 --> 00:29:48.030
  • VISION GROWS, AND AS THE VISION GROWS, YOU GROW
  • 00:29:48.050 --> 00:29:50.270
  • WITH IT, SO ISN'T THAT BEAUTIFUL?
  • 00:29:50.290 --> 00:29:53.050
  • YOU NEVER ARRIVE.
  • 00:29:53.070 --> 00:29:55.240
  • I THINK THAT'S THE GRACE OF GOD.
  • 00:29:55.260 --> 00:29:58.170
  • - IT'S SOMETHING. WHAT ABOUT YOUR NEW BOOK?
  • 00:29:58.190 --> 00:30:02.050
  • I'M REALLY INTERESTED IN THIS ONE,
  • 00:30:02.070 --> 00:30:04.020
  • THE DOUBLE BLESSING.
  • 00:30:04.040 --> 00:30:05.240
  • - WELL, THIS WONDERFUL IDEA, IT'S REALLY THE
  • 00:30:05.260 --> 00:30:09.140
  • ABRAHAMIC COVENANT, THAT WE ARE BLESSED TO BE A
  • 00:30:09.160 --> 00:30:13.220
  • BLESSING. IN FACT, YOU KNOW THIS BUT MAYBE
  • 00:30:13.240 --> 00:30:18.150
  • NOT EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS. LISTEN, BEFORE
  • 00:30:18.170 --> 00:30:21.220
  • ORIGINAL SIN, THERE WAS ORIGINAL BLESSING.
  • 00:30:21.240 --> 00:30:24.180
  • THE VERY FIRST THING GOD DOES IS HE BLESSES ADAM
  • 00:30:24.200 --> 00:30:29.060
  • AND EVE, SO WHAT THAT TELLS ME IS THIS,
  • 00:30:29.080 --> 00:30:31.100
  • BLESSING IS ADAM AND EVE'S OLDEST MEMORY, AND
  • 00:30:31.120 --> 00:30:36.060
  • BLESSING IS GOD'S MOST ANCIENT INSTINCT.
  • 00:30:36.080 --> 00:30:40.220
  • THERE IS A HEAVENLY FATHER WITH A HEART OF
  • 00:30:40.240 --> 00:30:44.070
  • BLESSING, AND THAT'S HIS HEART TOWARDS US, AND SO
  • 00:30:44.090 --> 00:30:49.100
  • THAT BOOK, THE FIRST BLESSING IS RECEIVING THE
  • 00:30:49.120 --> 00:30:52.170
  • BLESSING THAT GOD WANTS TO GIVE US, AND SO THAT'S
  • 00:30:52.190 --> 00:30:55.200
  • DEUTERONOMY 28, THAT'S THE PRIESTLY BLESSING,
  • 00:30:55.220 --> 00:30:59.040
  • THAT'S THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT.
  • 00:30:59.060 --> 00:31:01.020
  • IN FACT, THAT'S THE CUP OF BLESSING WHICH IS THE
  • 00:31:01.040 --> 00:31:03.150
  • COMMUNION CUP, BUT THEN THE QUESTION IS
  • 00:31:03.170 --> 00:31:06.060
  • WHAT DO WE DO THAT?
  • 00:31:06.080 --> 00:31:07.210
  • BECAUSE I DON'T THINK GOD BLESSES US TO RAISE OUR
  • 00:31:07.230 --> 00:31:10.150
  • STANDARD OF LIVING.
  • 00:31:10.170 --> 00:31:12.000
  • I THINK HE BLESSES US TO RAISE OUR STANDARD OF
  • 00:31:12.020 --> 00:31:14.250
  • GIVING, SO MY WIFE AND I, WE LIVE BY THIS LITTLE IDEA
  • 00:31:14.270 --> 00:31:18.030
  • OF FLIP THE BLESSING.
  • 00:31:18.050 --> 00:31:20.090
  • SO WHERE HAS GOD BLESSED US?
  • 00:31:20.110 --> 00:31:22.190
  • SO IF YOU GIVE ME A GIFT CARD, WELL THANK YOU,
  • 00:31:22.210 --> 00:31:27.060
  • I'M GONNA RECEIVE THAT, BUT I'M GONNA FLIP
  • 00:31:27.080 --> 00:31:30.030
  • THAT BLESSING FOR SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:31:30.050 --> 00:31:32.120
  • SO IT'S ALMOST THIS IDEA OF RE-GIFTING.
  • 00:31:32.140 --> 00:31:35.170
  • - MATT: THIS IS EBENEZER'S COFFEE SHOP. SITTING
  • 00:31:35.190 --> 00:31:39.090
  • WITH US IS MARK BATTERSON. 201 F STREET.
  • 00:31:39.110 --> 00:31:43.130
  • WE'RE REALLY JUST KIND OF THIS IS AN EXTENSION OF
  • 00:31:43.150 --> 00:31:48.000
  • THE CHURCH, NCC, AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT YOUR
  • 00:31:48.020 --> 00:31:53.000
  • NEW BOOK COMING OUT LATER THIS YEAR,
  • 00:31:53.020 --> 00:31:55.030
  • "DOUBLE BLESSING". PRE-ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE.
  • 00:31:55.050 --> 00:31:59.220
  • SO THIS COFFEE SHOP KIND OF FALLS IN THE CATEGORY
  • 00:31:59.240 --> 00:32:04.180
  • OF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NOW, DOUBLE BLESSING.
  • 00:32:04.200 --> 00:32:06.150
  • HOW DID THAT WORK OUT?
  • 00:32:06.170 --> 00:32:08.050
  • - WELL, ONE, I THINK WE BLESS PEOPLE WITH OUR COFFEE.
  • 00:32:08.070 --> 00:32:12.250
  • - YES, YOU DO. CHEERS!
  • 00:32:12.270 --> 00:32:15.050
  • - BUT THEN EVERY PENNY OF PROFIT GOES TO KINGDOM
  • 00:32:15.070 --> 00:32:19.100
  • CAUSES. SO IT'S THIS DOUBLE BLESSING THAT WE'RE
  • 00:32:19.120 --> 00:32:23.150
  • LOVING AND BLESSING OUR CUSTOMERS, BUT THEN WE
  • 00:32:23.170 --> 00:32:27.230
  • FLIP THAT BLESSING.
  • 00:32:27.250 --> 00:32:29.100
  • AND NOT EVERYBODY WHO ORDERS A DRINK MIGHT
  • 00:32:29.120 --> 00:32:32.050
  • REALIZE IT, BUT THEY'RE HELPING TO FUND OUR
  • 00:32:32.070 --> 00:32:35.110
  • D.C. DREAM CENTER, SOME OF OUR DIFFERENT MISSIONS
  • 00:32:35.130 --> 00:32:38.230
  • TEAMS. WE'LL TAKE 32 MISSION TRIPS AROUND THE WORLD
  • 00:32:38.250 --> 00:32:41.270
  • THIS YEAR, SO THIS BUSINESS THEN HELPS
  • 00:32:41.290 --> 00:32:45.210
  • FUND THOSE ENDEAVORS.
  • 00:32:45.230 --> 00:32:47.270
  • THEN WE'RE A CHURCH WHERE WE'LL HAVE A MEMBER OF
  • 00:32:47.290 --> 00:32:52.250
  • CONGRESS ALONG WITH SOMEONE WHO'S LIVING ON
  • 00:32:52.270 --> 00:32:54.210
  • THE STREETS SITTING NEXT TO EACH OTHER
  • 00:32:54.230 --> 00:32:56.190
  • ON ANY GIVEN WEEKEND.
  • 00:32:56.210 --> 00:32:58.280
  • SO I THINK LAST YEAR WE SERVED ABOUT 6.000 MEALS
  • 00:32:59.000 --> 00:33:03.020
  • TO OUR FRIENDS EXPERIENCING
  • 00:33:03.040 --> 00:33:04.150
  • HOMELESSNESS, SO WE TURN OUR PERFORMANCE SPACE
  • 00:33:04.170 --> 00:33:07.120
  • HERE INTO WHAT WE CALL THE LIVING ROOM.
  • 00:33:07.140 --> 00:33:10.240
  • SO IT'S THIS, MAYBE THAT'S A TRIPLE BLESSING,
  • 00:33:10.260 --> 00:33:14.000
  • BUT WE'LL CALL IT A DOUBLE BLESSING.
  • 00:33:14.020 --> 00:33:16.120
  • - LAURIE: I LIKE TRIPLE.
  • 00:33:16.140 --> 00:33:18.220
  • - SO AS I TAKE THE EBENEZER'S COFFEE UP TO
  • 00:33:18.240 --> 00:33:23.290
  • MY MOUTH, I CAN READ "COFFEE WITH A CAUSE"
  • 00:33:24.010 --> 00:33:26.280
  • RIGHT ON THE CUP, AND WHAT A BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:33:27.000 --> 00:33:30.180
  • MORNING SITTING HERE.
  • 00:33:30.200 --> 00:33:33.120
  • - LAURIE: CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
  • 00:33:33.140 --> 00:33:35.140
  • YOUR MISSION TRIPS?
  • 00:33:35.160 --> 00:33:37.000
  • SO CAN PEOPLE GO TO YOUR WEBSITE AND GO WITH YOU
  • 00:33:37.020 --> 00:33:42.030
  • ON THESE MISSION TRIPS?
  • 00:33:42.050 --> 00:33:43.280
  • - YES. SO WE, YOU KNOW, IT WOULD PRIMARILY BE OUR
  • 00:33:44.000 --> 00:33:48.150
  • CHURCH FAMILY, ONE OF OUR-- WELL, I THINK ONE MISSION
  • 00:33:48.170 --> 00:33:52.010
  • TRIP IS WORTH MORE THAN 52 SERMONS.
  • 00:33:52.030 --> 00:33:55.000
  • THAT MAY SAY MORE ABOUT MY PREACHING.
  • 00:33:55.020 --> 00:33:56.230
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:33:56.250 --> 00:33:58.020
  • - LAURIE: MAYBE NOT YOUR SERMONS, BUT...
  • 00:33:58.040 --> 00:33:59.210
  • - IT'S THIS IDEA THAT WHEN YOU ARE THE HANDS
  • 00:33:59.230 --> 00:34:02.270
  • AND FEET OF JESUS AND YOU'RE JUST LOVING PEOPLE
  • 00:34:02.290 --> 00:34:06.240
  • AND SERVING PEOPLE, I THINK YOU DISCOVER WHAT
  • 00:34:06.260 --> 00:34:11.020
  • THE GOSPEL IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:34:11.040 --> 00:34:12.210
  • SO THOSE 32 TRIPS KIND OF EVERYWHERE AND ANYWHERE.
  • 00:34:12.230 --> 00:34:16.090
  • AND THEN WE REALLY CARE ABOUT THE POOR IN OUR CITY.
  • 00:34:16.110 --> 00:34:21.110
  • AND NATIONAL COMMUNITY CHURCH, WE RESETTLED
  • 00:34:21.130 --> 00:34:25.070
  • ABOUT 65 PERCENT OF THE REFUGEES IN THE DMV, AND
  • 00:34:25.090 --> 00:34:29.030
  • THAT'S OUR WAY OF SAYING LISTEN, HERE THEY ARE,
  • 00:34:29.050 --> 00:34:33.040
  • AND I THINK SCRIPTURE TEACHES US TO LOVE THE
  • 00:34:33.060 --> 00:34:36.170
  • STRANGER AND TO HELP TAKE THEM IN.
  • 00:34:36.190 --> 00:34:39.190
  • SO WE HELP PEOPLE GET INTO APARTMENTS, LEARN A
  • 00:34:39.210 --> 00:34:42.100
  • LANGUAGE AND LOVE THEM IN THE PROCESS.
  • 00:34:42.120 --> 00:34:45.270
  • SO WHETHER IT'S HERE AT HOME, HERE IN THE
  • 00:34:45.290 --> 00:34:47.250
  • NATION'S CAPITAL, OR AROUND THE WORLD, DOING
  • 00:34:47.270 --> 00:34:51.160
  • OUR BEST TO BE ON MISSION EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY.
  • 00:34:51.180 --> 00:34:57.100
  • - OKAY, WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO TALK WITH
  • 00:34:57.120 --> 00:35:01.210
  • MARK BATTERSON ABOUT EITHER PRAYER OR CHASING
  • 00:35:01.230 --> 00:35:04.090
  • LIONS OR, WHICH IS REALLY A LIFE OF FAITH, AND YOUR
  • 00:35:04.110 --> 00:35:08.120
  • NEWEST BOOK "DOUBLE BLESSING", BUT ONE THING
  • 00:35:08.140 --> 00:35:11.100
  • THAT YOU ELUDED TO IT A MINUTE AGO AND YOU
  • 00:35:11.120 --> 00:35:15.090
  • CERTAINLY ADDRESS THIS, I WANT TO DOUBLE DOWN ON IT
  • 00:35:15.110 --> 00:35:18.200
  • A TOUCH, TO SAY THAT IF YOU'RE THE GUY THAT
  • 00:35:18.220 --> 00:35:23.290
  • WRITES BOOKS, AND YOU ARE, SO YOU CAN'T WEASEL
  • 00:35:24.010 --> 00:35:27.210
  • OUT OF THIS, OKAY?
  • 00:35:27.230 --> 00:35:29.160
  • YOU'RE THE GUY THAT WRITES BOOKS ABOUT BEING
  • 00:35:29.180 --> 00:35:32.190
  • IN A PIT WITH A LION ON A SNOWY DAY, YOU'RE WRITING
  • 00:35:32.210 --> 00:35:36.030
  • BOOKS ABOUT CHASING THE LION, THEN I WOULD
  • 00:35:36.050 --> 00:35:40.170
  • IMAGINE IT WOULD BE FAIR FOR US TO ASSUME THAT
  • 00:35:40.190 --> 00:35:44.040
  • YOU ARE CHASING A LION.
  • 00:35:44.060 --> 00:35:46.020
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:35:46.040 --> 00:35:47.120
  • - MATT: OKAY, WHAT'S THE LION YOU'RE CHASING?
  • 00:35:47.140 --> 00:35:49.080
  • WHAT UNBELIEVABLE DREAM ARE YOU HOPING TO FULFILL
  • 00:35:49.100 --> 00:35:56.010
  • HERE IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL AND/OR BEYOND,
  • 00:35:56.030 --> 00:35:59.140
  • AND BY THE WAY EVEN BEFORE YOU SAY THAT,
  • 00:35:59.160 --> 00:36:02.270
  • I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT YOU'RE HELPING OUR
  • 00:36:02.290 --> 00:36:05.160
  • AUDIENCE UNDERSTAND THIS WITH THE SERIES
  • 00:36:05.180 --> 00:36:08.090
  • "CHASE THE LION" AIRING HERE ON TBN.
  • 00:36:08.110 --> 00:36:12.080
  • MARK, BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTION, BEAUTIFUL TEACHING.
  • 00:36:12.100 --> 00:36:16.170
  • SO IN ONE SENSE, THIS IS A REFRESHER COURSE, BUT
  • 00:36:16.190 --> 00:36:21.050
  • YOU'RE THE GUY THAT TELLS US ABOUT ALL THESE
  • 00:36:21.070 --> 00:36:24.000
  • HISTORIC FIGURES AND WHATNOT THAT CHASE LIONS,
  • 00:36:24.020 --> 00:36:27.210
  • SO YOU BETTER BE CHASING A LION HERE MARK.
  • 00:36:27.230 --> 00:36:30.140
  • YOU BETTER GIVE A GOOD ANSWER RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:36:30.160 --> 00:36:32.180
  • - I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT.
  • 00:36:32.200 --> 00:36:34.030
  • BY THE WAY I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T SAY
  • 00:36:34.050 --> 00:36:36.120
  • THANK YOU. WHAT A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO
  • 00:36:36.140 --> 00:36:39.270
  • TAG TEAM ON THAT BOOK.
  • 00:36:39.290 --> 00:36:41.150
  • AND THE TEAM, YOUR TEAM THAT WORKED ON IT,
  • 00:36:41.170 --> 00:36:43.260
  • UNBELIEVABLE PRODUCTION.
  • 00:36:43.280 --> 00:36:46.090
  • AND SO WHAT A FUN SERIES TO BE A PART OF.
  • 00:36:46.110 --> 00:36:49.080
  • - HI, I'M MARK BATTERSON COMING TO YOU FROM THE
  • 00:36:49.100 --> 00:36:51.150
  • MIRACLE THEATER IN WASHINGTON D.C. WHERE
  • 00:36:51.170 --> 00:36:54.180
  • WE'RE FILMING MY NEW SERIES, CHASE THE LION.
  • 00:36:54.200 --> 00:36:58.250
  • QUIT LIVING AS IF THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO
  • 00:36:58.270 --> 00:37:01.110
  • ARRIVE SAFELY AT DEATH. RUN TO THE ROAR.
  • 00:37:01.130 --> 00:37:06.130
  • GO AFTER A DREAM THAT'S DESTINED TO FAIL
  • 00:37:06.150 --> 00:37:09.040
  • WITHOUT DIVINE INTERVENTION.
  • 00:37:09.060 --> 00:37:12.060
  • STOP POINTING OUT PROBLEMS AND BECOME
  • 00:37:12.080 --> 00:37:14.060
  • PART OF THE SOLUTION.
  • 00:37:14.080 --> 00:37:16.010
  • STOP REPEATING THE PAST AND START CREATING THE
  • 00:37:16.030 --> 00:37:18.160
  • FUTURE. FACE YOUR FEARS.
  • 00:37:18.180 --> 00:37:21.150
  • FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:37:21.170 --> 00:37:23.110
  • GRAB OPPORTUNITY BY THE MANE AND DON'T LET GO.
  • 00:37:23.130 --> 00:37:27.130
  • LIVE LIKE TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY AND LAST
  • 00:37:27.150 --> 00:37:29.190
  • DAY OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:37:29.210 --> 00:37:30.290
  • - FIX YOUR BAYONETS!
  • 00:37:31.010 --> 00:37:33.230
  • - MARK BATTERSON: BLAZE NEW TRAILS.
  • 00:37:33.250 --> 00:37:35.150
  • LIVE FOR THE APPLAUSE OF NAIL SCARRED HANDS.
  • 00:37:35.170 --> 00:37:40.040
  • QUIT HOLDING OUT, QUIT HOLDING BACK,
  • 00:37:40.060 --> 00:37:42.050
  • QUIT RUNNING AWAY.
  • 00:37:42.070 --> 00:37:44.050
  • CHASE THE LION, ONLY ON TBN.
  • 00:37:44.070 --> 00:37:47.110
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:37:47.130 --> 00:37:57.290
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:37:57.290 --> 00:38:05.190
  • - MARK: FIFTEEN YEARS AGO, THIS COFFEE HOUSE,
  • 00:38:05.210 --> 00:38:08.000
  • THIS WAS A 500 POUND LION.
  • 00:38:08.020 --> 00:38:10.130
  • IT WAS BIGGER THAN WE ARE.
  • 00:38:10.150 --> 00:38:12.220
  • I THINK OUR CHURCH IS MAYBE A HUNDRED PEOPLE
  • 00:38:12.240 --> 00:38:14.110
  • WHEN WE STARTED DREAMING THIS DREAM.
  • 00:38:14.130 --> 00:38:16.190
  • WELL, NOW, FAST FORWARD AND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF
  • 00:38:16.210 --> 00:38:21.030
  • THIS PRAYER CIRCLE THAT WE'VE TALKED A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:38:21.050 --> 00:38:23.100
  • ABOUT, THIS IS THE NORTHWEST CORNER.
  • 00:38:23.120 --> 00:38:26.140
  • THE SOUTHEAST CORNER, I WANTED TO TURN THE CORNER
  • 00:38:26.160 --> 00:38:30.040
  • AT A CITY BLOCK THAT WAS 128 YEARS AGO IT WAS
  • 00:38:30.060 --> 00:38:34.210
  • BUILT AS THE NAVY YARD CAR BARN, SO IT WAS THIS
  • 00:38:34.230 --> 00:38:38.270
  • BEAUTIFUL BUILDING THAT ACTUALLY TURNED
  • 00:38:38.290 --> 00:38:41.260
  • AROUND THE STREET CARS.
  • 00:38:41.280 --> 00:38:43.100
  • - MATT: OH, MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:38:43.120 --> 00:38:44.240
  • - YEAH, SO FOUR YEARS AGO, WE HAD THE
  • 00:38:44.260 --> 00:38:48.200
  • OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE THAT BUILDING.
  • 00:38:48.220 --> 00:38:52.040
  • AND I'M NOT SURE HOW ELSE TO SAY THIS BUT WE DIDN'T
  • 00:38:52.060 --> 00:38:54.220
  • HAVE A CATEGORY FOR A CITY BLOCK, AND WE DIDN'T
  • 00:38:54.240 --> 00:38:57.210
  • HAVE A CATEGORY FOR A $29.3 MILLION DOLLAR
  • 00:38:57.230 --> 00:39:00.270
  • BUILDING EITHER.
  • 00:39:00.290 --> 00:39:02.270
  • AND I WANT TO BE CAREFUL HERE.
  • 00:39:02.290 --> 00:39:04.190
  • LET'S NOT DESPISE THE DAY OF SMALL BEGINNINGS.
  • 00:39:04.210 --> 00:39:07.090
  • - CAN I ADD ANOTHER LITTLE CAVEAT THERE IS
  • 00:39:07.110 --> 00:39:10.120
  • THAT IT WAS A $29 MILLION DOLLAR BUILDING THAT WAS
  • 00:39:10.140 --> 00:39:13.240
  • NOT GENERATING REVENUE, OKAY.
  • 00:39:13.260 --> 00:39:15.190
  • THAT'S ONE THING.
  • 00:39:15.210 --> 00:39:16.280
  • IT WASN'T THIS BUILDING ON THIS CORNER WITH A
  • 00:39:17.000 --> 00:39:18.280
  • BUNCH OF PEOPLE LEASING IT.
  • 00:39:19.000 --> 00:39:20.290
  • THIS NEEDS RENOVATION.
  • 00:39:21.010 --> 00:39:22.170
  • THIS NEEDS TO BE TURNED INTO SOMETHING.
  • 00:39:22.190 --> 00:39:24.030
  • - YES.
  • 00:39:24.050 --> 00:39:25.130
  • - IT'S A HUNDRED AND SOMETHING YEAR OLD BUILDING.
  • 00:39:25.150 --> 00:39:26.210
  • - YEAH, NEEDS A LITTLE WORK.
  • 00:39:26.230 --> 00:39:28.020
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:39:28.040 --> 00:39:30.110
  • - THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE COST.
  • 00:39:30.130 --> 00:39:33.010
  • - YES. BUT HERE ARE TWO THINGS I KNOW FOR SURE.
  • 00:39:33.030 --> 00:39:36.000
  • ONE, GOD'S VISION FOR HIS CHURCH IS BIGGER THAN OURS.
  • 00:39:36.020 --> 00:39:39.160
  • AND TWO, GOD WANTS US TO BE A BIGGER
  • 00:39:39.180 --> 00:39:42.210
  • BLESSING TO OUR CITY.
  • 00:39:42.230 --> 00:39:44.220
  • SO I LOVE THIS MOMENT IN JEREMIAH 29, AND YOU GUYS
  • 00:39:44.240 --> 00:39:48.280
  • KNOW THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POSTERIZED PROMISES
  • 00:39:49.000 --> 00:39:51.270
  • IN THE BIBLE THAT I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU,
  • 00:39:51.290 --> 00:39:54.140
  • PLANS TO PROSPER YOU, NOT TO HARM YOU, PLANS TO GIVE
  • 00:39:54.160 --> 00:39:57.190
  • YOU A HOPE AND A FUTURE.
  • 00:39:57.210 --> 00:40:00.020
  • I THINK WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW IS THAT
  • 00:40:00.040 --> 00:40:01.290
  • THOSE WORDS WERE WRITTEN TO PRISONERS OF WAR.
  • 00:40:02.010 --> 00:40:06.090
  • THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAD JUST BEEN CONQUERED BY
  • 00:40:06.110 --> 00:40:08.130
  • BABYLON AND THE PROPHET JEREMIAH KNOWS THAT
  • 00:40:08.150 --> 00:40:11.250
  • THEY'RE GONNA SPEND 70 YEARS IN CAPTIVITY,
  • 00:40:11.270 --> 00:40:14.160
  • SO WHAT DOES HE SAY?
  • 00:40:14.180 --> 00:40:16.060
  • HE SAYS PLANT GARDENS AND BUILD HOUSES AND SEEK THE
  • 00:40:16.080 --> 00:40:22.010
  • PEACE AND THE PROSPERITY OF THE CITY THAT YOU ARE
  • 00:40:22.030 --> 00:40:25.010
  • IN, FOR IF IT PROSPERS, YOU WILL PROSPER.
  • 00:40:25.030 --> 00:40:28.200
  • NOW, STOP AND THINK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:40:28.220 --> 00:40:30.140
  • I MEAN, IF I'M THE PROPHET I'M THINKING
  • 00:40:30.160 --> 00:40:32.110
  • MAYBE A COUP D'ETAT OR COUNSEL SOME SUBTERFUGE.
  • 00:40:32.130 --> 00:40:36.250
  • COME ON, THESE PEOPLE, YOU ARE A PRISONER OF WAR.
  • 00:40:36.270 --> 00:40:41.100
  • BUT JEREMIAH SAYS LOVE THE CITY, SERVE THE CITY,
  • 00:40:41.120 --> 00:40:45.160
  • BLESS THE CITY.
  • 00:40:45.180 --> 00:40:47.070
  • SO WE THINK RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW; GOD THINKS
  • 00:40:47.090 --> 00:40:51.050
  • NATIONS AND GENERATIONS. AND WE THINK WHAT GOD
  • 00:40:51.070 --> 00:40:54.190
  • DOES FOR US IS FOR US. IT'S NEVER JUST FOR US.
  • 00:40:54.210 --> 00:40:58.210
  • THE STEP OF FAITH THAT YOUR MOM AND DAD TOOK
  • 00:40:58.230 --> 00:41:01.280
  • WASN'T JUST FOR THEM. IT WAS FOR THE SECOND GENERATION,
  • 00:41:02.000 --> 00:41:04.290
  • FOR THE THIRD GENERATION.
  • 00:41:05.010 --> 00:41:06.270
  • SO I JUST BELIEVE THAT GOD IS THE GOD OF ABRAHAM
  • 00:41:06.290 --> 00:41:11.150
  • AND ISAAC AND JACOB, AND WHAT HE DOES, HE WANTS TO
  • 00:41:11.170 --> 00:41:17.180
  • DO TO THE THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION.
  • 00:41:17.200 --> 00:41:20.210
  • SO GOD IS ALWAYS DREAMING BIGGER, THINKING LONGER,
  • 00:41:20.230 --> 00:41:24.120
  • AND OF COURSE IS ABLE TO DO IMMEASURABLY MORE THAN
  • 00:41:24.140 --> 00:41:27.180
  • WE CAN ASK OR IMAGINE.
  • 00:41:27.200 --> 00:41:29.130
  • - SO YOUR 500 POUND LION RIGHT NOW IS AN ENTIRE
  • 00:41:29.150 --> 00:41:32.200
  • CITY BLOCK OF NEEDING TO BE RENOVATED BUILDING.
  • 00:41:32.220 --> 00:41:37.010
  • - YES, AND YOU KNOW WE COULD JUST BUILD A CHURCH
  • 00:41:37.030 --> 00:41:41.030
  • BUILDING, AND THERE WOULD BE NOTHING WRONG WITH
  • 00:41:41.050 --> 00:41:43.000
  • THAT, BUT WHAT WE'RE DOING IS WE BELIEVE
  • 00:41:43.020 --> 00:41:47.200
  • CHURCH BELONGS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
  • 00:41:47.220 --> 00:41:49.030
  • MARKETPLACE, SO COULD WE CREATE ANOTHER PLACE KIND
  • 00:41:49.050 --> 00:41:51.280
  • OF LIKE EBENEZER'S WHERE CHURCH AND COMMUNITY
  • 00:41:52.000 --> 00:41:54.230
  • CROSS PATHS. SO WE ARE SO PAST OUR PAY GRADE.
  • 00:41:54.250 --> 00:41:59.040
  • WE ARE PHASE ONE IS AN EVENT VENUE WHERE WE'LL
  • 00:41:59.060 --> 00:42:02.020
  • DO CONCERTS AND CONFERENCES AND CORPORATE
  • 00:42:02.040 --> 00:42:05.000
  • EVENTS, THEN WE'LL HAVE CHURCH ON THE WEEKEND.
  • 00:42:05.020 --> 00:42:07.130
  • PHASE TWO IS A KID'S MINISTRY SPACE.
  • 00:42:07.150 --> 00:42:10.280
  • BUT ONE OF THE GREAT NEEDS IN OUR CITY, IN
  • 00:42:11.000 --> 00:42:12.280
  • FACT ONE OF THE MAYOR'S TOP INITIATIVES IS CHILD
  • 00:42:13.000 --> 00:42:15.260
  • CARE. THERE AREN'T ENOUGH SPOTS.
  • 00:42:15.280 --> 00:42:18.130
  • WELL, WHY SHOULDN'T WE BE THE ONES TO STEP IN,
  • 00:42:18.150 --> 00:42:22.040
  • MEET A REAL NEED IN A REAL TIME.
  • 00:42:22.060 --> 00:42:25.000
  • SO THAT WILL BE PHASE TWO.
  • 00:42:25.020 --> 00:42:26.210
  • THEN PHASE THREE GETS A LITTLE CRAZY UP IN HERE
  • 00:42:26.230 --> 00:42:30.100
  • BECAUSE WE'RE LOOKING TO BUILD OUT A MIXED USE
  • 00:42:30.120 --> 00:42:34.230
  • MARKETPLACE. AND WHEN I SAY THAT,
  • 00:42:34.250 --> 00:42:37.000
  • THINK CHELSEA MARKET IN NEW YORK CITY,
  • 00:42:37.020 --> 00:42:39.150
  • THINK ANAHEIM PACKING HOUSE IN L.A.
  • 00:42:39.170 --> 00:42:41.200
  • OR ARMATURE WORKS IN TAMPA, OR PONCE CITY
  • 00:42:41.220 --> 00:42:44.110
  • MARKET IN ATLANTA.
  • 00:42:44.130 --> 00:42:46.070
  • WE WANT TO CREATE A PLACE WHERE WE'RE JUST CROSSING
  • 00:42:46.090 --> 00:42:49.140
  • PATHS WITH PEOPLE AND THEN THROW IN A
  • 00:42:49.160 --> 00:42:51.220
  • CO-WORKING SPACE, AND NOW YOU'VE GOT A BUILDING
  • 00:42:51.240 --> 00:42:55.180
  • WHERE YOU CAN WORK AND EAT AND PLAY AND PRAY.
  • 00:42:55.200 --> 00:42:59.240
  • AND IT BEGINS TO KIND OF WORK TOGETHER.
  • 00:42:59.260 --> 00:43:03.010
  • I THINK THAT'S THE KINGDOM OF GOD, NOT JUST
  • 00:43:03.030 --> 00:43:07.160
  • ON A WEEKEND SERVICE, BUT NOW WE HAVE SIDE DOORS
  • 00:43:07.180 --> 00:43:11.050
  • INTO THE CHURCH.
  • 00:43:11.070 --> 00:43:12.260
  • NOW WE'RE LOVING PEOPLE, WE'RE EATING AT OUR
  • 00:43:12.280 --> 00:43:16.040
  • RESTAURANT, WE'RE WORKING IN OUR CO-WORK SPACE, AND
  • 00:43:16.060 --> 00:43:19.230
  • LOVING ON FAMILIES WHOSE KIDS ARE IN OUR CHILD
  • 00:43:19.250 --> 00:43:23.230
  • DEVELOPMENT CENTER, AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE
  • 00:43:23.250 --> 00:43:26.220
  • MONDAY TO FRIDAY CHURCH LOOKS LIKE.
  • 00:43:26.240 --> 00:43:29.230
  • - YOU JUST HELPED DESCRIBE WHAT WE'RE DOING
  • 00:43:29.250 --> 00:43:32.080
  • TO THE BROADCAST 24 HOUR SIGNAL OF TBN.
  • 00:43:32.100 --> 00:43:37.040
  • WE'RE TRYING TO GIVE OTHER PEOPLE A REASON TO
  • 00:43:37.060 --> 00:43:40.180
  • WATCH. WE TOOK HUCKABEE AWAY FROM FOX NEWS.
  • 00:43:40.200 --> 00:43:45.190
  • WE TOOK MIKE ROWE AWAY FROM DISCOVERY CHANNEL.
  • 00:43:45.210 --> 00:43:50.070
  • HE DOES A LOT OF STUFF, BUT BASICALLY WE'RE
  • 00:43:50.090 --> 00:43:52.220
  • DRAGGING SOME OF THESE THINGS INTO THE TBN PLACE.
  • 00:43:52.240 --> 00:43:57.020
  • WE'RE LOOKING TO DO AN OUTDOOR KIND OF SATURDAY
  • 00:43:57.040 --> 00:44:01.270
  • BLOCK OF PROGRAMMING WITH HUNTING AND FISHING AND
  • 00:44:01.290 --> 00:44:04.050
  • THIS KIND OF THING.
  • 00:44:04.070 --> 00:44:05.180
  • TO TRY TO GIVE SOMEBODY ANOTHER REASON TO
  • 00:44:05.200 --> 00:44:09.060
  • WATCH TBN AND GET DRAWN DOWN IN.
  • 00:44:09.080 --> 00:44:12.170
  • IT'S THE SAME VISION.
  • 00:44:12.190 --> 00:44:14.050
  • IT'S A KINGDOM PERSPECTIVE ON THAT.
  • 00:44:14.070 --> 00:44:17.100
  • AND HERE'S WHAT DOESN'T WORK IN MY MIND.
  • 00:44:17.120 --> 00:44:21.070
  • WHAT DOESN'T WORK IS TRYING TO DO SOMETHING
  • 00:44:21.090 --> 00:44:27.280
  • THAT IS NOT BOTH SPIRIT LED AND KINGDOM MINDED
  • 00:44:28.000 --> 00:44:32.030
  • AT THE SAME TIME.
  • 00:44:32.050 --> 00:44:35.140
  • WE'VE USED A TERM CALLED SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY, AND
  • 00:44:35.160 --> 00:44:40.120
  • ALL THAT IS IS JUST VERNACULAR FOR NOT TRYING
  • 00:44:40.140 --> 00:44:43.150
  • TO MAKE SOME KIND OF LUKEWARM MESSAGE, BEING
  • 00:44:43.170 --> 00:44:46.140
  • COMPLETELY SPIRIT FILLED, AT THE SAME TIME
  • 00:44:46.160 --> 00:44:49.140
  • COMPLETELY WELCOMING TO PEOPLE THAT WOULD VIEW.
  • 00:44:49.160 --> 00:44:53.070
  • YOU'RE DOING THE SAME THING WITH YOUR BUILDING
  • 00:44:53.090 --> 00:44:54.280
  • PROJECT OVER THERE ACROSS TOWN.
  • 00:44:55.000 --> 00:44:56.200
  • SO IT'S THE SAME KIND OF THING.
  • 00:44:56.220 --> 00:44:59.020
  • WE'RE DOING IT, OURS IN THE FIELD OF
  • 00:44:59.040 --> 00:45:01.050
  • COMMUNICATIONS, YOURS IN A PHYSICAL SPACE HERE IN
  • 00:45:01.070 --> 00:45:05.170
  • ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CITIES IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:45:05.190 --> 00:45:07.120
  • WASHINGTON D.C.
  • 00:45:07.140 --> 00:45:08.280
  • - WHAT A RESOURCE TO HAVE CHRISTIAN TELEVISION,
  • 00:45:09.000 --> 00:45:11.190
  • TO BE ABLE TO TURN THE TELEVISION ON AND HEAR
  • 00:45:11.210 --> 00:45:13.170
  • GOD'S WORD, YOU KNOW
  • 00:45:13.190 --> 00:45:15.040
  • WITH ALL THE JUNK THAT'S ON TELEVISION NOW.
  • 00:45:15.060 --> 00:45:17.080
  • - YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW TRUE THAT IS.
  • 00:45:17.100 --> 00:45:19.140
  • - WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT JESUS SAYING THAT THIS
  • 00:45:19.160 --> 00:45:21.130
  • GOSPEL IS GONNA BE PREACHED TO THE WHOLE WORLD.
  • 00:45:21.150 --> 00:45:23.290
  • - IT'S TIME.
  • 00:45:24.010 --> 00:45:25.060
  • - WHAT AN ASSET TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
  • 00:45:25.080 --> 00:45:28.010
  • - IT'S THE PART OF THE SHOW WHERE WE PROVE IT.
  • 00:45:28.030 --> 00:45:29.280
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:45:30.000 --> 00:45:33.230
  • - GOD IS THE ONE THAT CONTROLS THE DESTINY OF NATIONS.
  • 00:45:33.250 --> 00:45:36.270
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:45:36.290 --> 00:45:41.090
  • - NO ONE EVER FOLLOWED JESUS AND WAS BORED.
  • 00:45:41.110 --> 00:45:43.180
  • HE ALWAYS LED THEM ON AN ADVENTURE.
  • 00:45:43.200 --> 00:45:46.150
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:45:46.170 --> 00:45:49.270
  • - COINCIDENCE HAS A NAME.
  • 00:45:49.290 --> 00:45:51.150
  • THIS IS A GOD WHO IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:45:51.170 --> 00:45:53.250
  • - HERE'S MIKE HUCKABEE!
  • 00:45:53.270 --> 00:45:56.220
  • - I READ THE NEWS SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO.
  • 00:45:56.240 --> 00:46:00.030
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:46:00.050 --> 00:46:03.050
  • - FIX YOUR BAYONETS!
  • 00:46:03.070 --> 00:46:07.060
  • - WHAT ABOUT DOING SOMETHING THAT OUR CHILDREN
  • 00:46:07.080 --> 00:46:08.140
  • WILL REMEMBER US FOR?
  • 00:46:08.160 --> 00:46:10.090
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:46:10.110 --> 00:46:14.260
  • - THERE ARE 53 PERCENT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT
  • 00:46:14.280 --> 00:46:17.120
  • GONNA GO TO CHURCH, AND SO WE CAN TURN THE OTHER
  • 00:46:17.140 --> 00:46:21.180
  • WAY OR IF YOU WANT TO REACH PEOPLE WHO ARE
  • 00:46:21.200 --> 00:46:25.050
  • OUTSIDE THE BOX, YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO DO SOME
  • 00:46:25.070 --> 00:46:27.030
  • THINGS THAT ARE OUTSIDE THE BOX.
  • 00:46:27.050 --> 00:46:29.020
  • SO WHETHER IT YOUR PROGRAMMING OR US DOING
  • 00:46:29.040 --> 00:46:32.010
  • SOME THINGS TO KIND OF TURN THE CHURCH ALMOST
  • 00:46:32.030 --> 00:46:35.030
  • INSIDE OUT, THIS IS ABOUT IF YOU WANT TO REACH PEOPLE
  • 00:46:35.050 --> 00:46:39.110
  • NO ONE'S REACHING, YOU'VE GOT TO DO THINGS NO ONE'S
  • 00:46:39.130 --> 00:46:41.200
  • DOING SO MAY THE LORD HELP US.
  • 00:46:41.220 --> 00:46:43.270
  • - WHAT'S YOUR TIMEFRAME ON THAT?
  • 00:46:43.290 --> 00:46:45.080
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH IT?
  • 00:46:45.100 --> 00:46:47.150
  • - PHASE ONE, THE EVENT VENUE WHICH WILL BE OUR
  • 00:46:47.170 --> 00:46:52.150
  • WORSHIP SPACE ON THE WEEKEND DELIVERS IN ABOUT
  • 00:46:52.170 --> 00:46:56.190
  • SIX WEEKS, AND SO WE'LL MOVE INTO THAT PROMISE
  • 00:46:56.210 --> 00:47:00.180
  • LAND. THEN PHASE TWO WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF 2020.
  • 00:47:00.200 --> 00:47:06.100
  • AND THEN PROBABLY 2020, WE'LL BEGIN TO CAST
  • 00:47:06.120 --> 00:47:10.090
  • VISION FOR THAT MARKETPLACE, AND IT WILL
  • 00:47:10.110 --> 00:47:14.270
  • BE ABOUT A YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION THERE.
  • 00:47:14.290 --> 00:47:17.150
  • NOW HERE'S THE AMAZING THING THOUGH, WHAT ONCE
  • 00:47:17.170 --> 00:47:20.010
  • WE'RE DONE BUILDING OUT THIS CITY BLOCK, WE NOW
  • 00:47:20.030 --> 00:47:23.290
  • STILL HAVE AN ACRE AND A HALF RIGHT ABOVE US, AND
  • 00:47:24.010 --> 00:47:28.100
  • THAT IS SOME VALUABLE REAL ESTATE, SO WE CAN
  • 00:47:28.120 --> 00:47:32.100
  • GROW WITH THE VISION, THE BUILDING CAN GROW WITH
  • 00:47:32.120 --> 00:47:34.260
  • US, AND SO SOMETIMES I CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE IT,
  • 00:47:34.280 --> 00:47:39.230
  • BUT HERE'S WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE, AND THIS IS
  • 00:47:39.250 --> 00:47:42.040
  • TRUE FOR EVERYBODY WATCHING.
  • 00:47:42.060 --> 00:47:44.110
  • LISTEN, GOD HAS BLESSINGS IN CATEGORIES WE CAN'T
  • 00:47:44.130 --> 00:47:49.040
  • CONCEIVE OF, AND SO SOMETIMES WE'LL PRAY FOR
  • 00:47:49.060 --> 00:47:53.210
  • THIS OR PRAY FOR THAT, BUT I'VE FOUND GOD'S
  • 00:47:53.230 --> 00:47:56.280
  • GREATEST BLESSINGS ARE THE SURPRISES, RIGHT?
  • 00:47:57.000 --> 00:47:59.080
  • THE THINGS THAT HE JUST SHOWS UP AND SHOWS OFF,
  • 00:47:59.100 --> 00:48:02.040
  • AND WE HAVE A GOOD HEAVENLY FATHER WHO
  • 00:48:02.060 --> 00:48:07.130
  • LOVES TO GIVE GOOD GIFTS.
  • 00:48:07.150 --> 00:48:10.110
  • ALL WE HAVE TO DO, I THINK, IS POSTURE
  • 00:48:10.130 --> 00:48:13.210
  • OURSELVES WITH HUMILITY AND OBEDIENCE, AND LET
  • 00:48:13.230 --> 00:48:18.040
  • GOD BE GOD, LET GOD DO WHAT GOD DOES.
  • 00:48:18.060 --> 00:48:22.190
  • IN FACT, MAYBE I CAN JUST SHARE THIS ONE LITTLE
  • 00:48:22.210 --> 00:48:26.110
  • PIECE THAT MOST PEOPLE I KNOW, THEY WANT TO DO
  • 00:48:26.130 --> 00:48:29.120
  • SOMETHING AMAZING FOR GOD, BUT THAT'S NOT OUR
  • 00:48:29.140 --> 00:48:32.190
  • JOB. READ JOSHUA 3.
  • 00:48:32.210 --> 00:48:35.080
  • IT SAYS CONSECRATE YOURSELVES AND I WILL DO
  • 00:48:35.100 --> 00:48:39.170
  • AMAZING THINGS FOR YOU.
  • 00:48:39.190 --> 00:48:42.000
  • SO I THINK OUR JOB IS TO CONSECRATE OURSELVES, AND
  • 00:48:42.020 --> 00:48:45.150
  • IF WE DO OUR JOB, GOD'S GONNA DO HIS JOB.
  • 00:48:45.170 --> 00:48:49.030
  • HE'S GONNA DO SOMETHING AMAZING FOR US.
  • 00:48:49.050 --> 00:48:52.040
  • I DON'T KNOW, I THINK MOST PEOPLE GET INTO
  • 00:48:52.060 --> 00:48:54.030
  • TROUBLE WHEN THEY START TRYING TO DO
  • 00:48:54.050 --> 00:48:55.260
  • GOD'S JOB FOR THEM.
  • 00:48:55.280 --> 00:48:57.140
  • BUT LET'S LET GOD DO THE AMAZING THINGS.
  • 00:48:57.160 --> 00:48:59.160
  • WHY DON'T WE JUST CONSECRATE OURSELVES,
  • 00:48:59.180 --> 00:49:02.150
  • AND WHEN WE DO THAT GOOD THINGS HAPPEN.
  • 00:49:02.170 --> 00:49:04.220
  • - WHEN YOU SAY CONSECRATE, EXPLAIN THAT.
  • 00:49:04.240 --> 00:49:07.120
  • - WHAT'S FUNNY LAURIE IS I DON'T THINK IT'S, I
  • 00:49:07.140 --> 00:49:10.090
  • DON'T EVEN THINK IT'S GOING TO CHURCH OR GOING
  • 00:49:10.110 --> 00:49:13.270
  • ON A MISSION TRIP OR IT'S NOT EVEN A DAILY BIBLE
  • 00:49:13.290 --> 00:49:17.050
  • READING PLAN. ALL THOSE THINGS ARE GOOD.
  • 00:49:17.070 --> 00:49:19.250
  • I THINK CONSECRATION SAYS JESUS IS MY ALL IN ALL,
  • 00:49:19.270 --> 00:49:25.080
  • THAT I PUT MY FULL FAITH IN HIM, THAT MY HOPE IS
  • 00:49:25.100 --> 00:49:29.090
  • IN HIM, MY SALVATION IS IN HIM, AND THIS IS NOT
  • 00:49:29.110 --> 00:49:34.000
  • ONE PERCENT MARK AND 99 PERCENT GOD.
  • 00:49:34.020 --> 00:49:37.160
  • THIS IS ME JUST SAYING I KNEEL AT THE FOOT OF THE
  • 00:49:37.180 --> 00:49:40.080
  • CROSS. IT'S ALL ABOUT WHAT CHRIST
  • 00:49:40.100 --> 00:49:43.080
  • ACCOMPLISHED FOR ME.
  • 00:49:43.100 --> 00:49:44.260
  • AND NOW BY FAITH, I JUST RECEIVE IT, STEP INTO IT.
  • 00:49:44.280 --> 00:49:49.090
  • - JESUS SAID APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING, SO
  • 00:49:49.110 --> 00:49:52.130
  • THERE'S A CLUE THAT MAYBE WHAT YOU'RE SPEAKING IS
  • 00:49:52.150 --> 00:49:56.280
  • TRUE. I'VE GOT A QUESTION FOR YOU.
  • 00:49:57.000 --> 00:49:59.060
  • DO YOU BELIEVE THE LORD SPEAKS?
  • 00:49:59.080 --> 00:50:02.030
  • - I DO BELIEVE THE LORD SPEAKS.
  • 00:50:02.050 --> 00:50:05.190
  • - OKAY. DO YOU HAVE A VERY SPECIFIC TIME WHERE YOU
  • 00:50:05.210 --> 00:50:13.040
  • FELT LIKE HE WAS NEEDING TO COMMUNICATE SOMETHING
  • 00:50:13.060 --> 00:50:16.270
  • SO IMPORTANT THAT HE HAD TO MAYBE, I'M NOT EVEN
  • 00:50:16.290 --> 00:50:21.190
  • GONNA SAY AUDIBLY SPEAK, BUT SOMETHING REALLY, YOU
  • 00:50:21.210 --> 00:50:25.120
  • HEARD THE VOICE OF THE LORD, YOU COULDN'T IGNORE
  • 00:50:25.140 --> 00:50:27.110
  • IT. IS THERE THOSE TIMES IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:50:27.130 --> 00:50:30.060
  • - THERE ARE.
  • 00:50:30.080 --> 00:50:32.110
  • - IF THERE'S ONE THAT MAKES SENSE TO SHARE
  • 00:50:32.130 --> 00:50:34.100
  • INSIDE OF THE COURSE OF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT,
  • 00:50:34.120 --> 00:50:36.070
  • I'D LOVE TO HEAR IT.
  • 00:50:36.090 --> 00:50:37.230
  • BUT MY QUESTION IS IF HE DID THAT ALL THE TIME, WE
  • 00:50:37.250 --> 00:50:43.050
  • WOULD BE SOMEWHAT ROBOTIC IN OUR FOLLOWING HIS VOICE.
  • 00:50:43.070 --> 00:50:48.060
  • SOMETIMES HE WANTS TO GIVE YOU A DESIRE AND SEE
  • 00:50:48.080 --> 00:50:51.200
  • YOU STEP OUT TO ACCOMPLISH IT.
  • 00:50:51.220 --> 00:50:54.090
  • BUT THE QUESTION IS IF THE LORD JUST ALWAYS
  • 00:50:54.110 --> 00:50:58.210
  • SPOKE THAT WAY, WE WOULD HAVE SOME KIND OF A
  • 00:50:58.230 --> 00:51:01.070
  • FORMULAIC APPROACH TO LIFE OR ROBOTIC APPROACH,
  • 00:51:01.090 --> 00:51:06.180
  • SO THERE'S THIS INTERESTING BLEND OF THE
  • 00:51:06.200 --> 00:51:08.230
  • LORD SPEAKING SOMETIMES VERY CLEARLY BUT THEN
  • 00:51:08.250 --> 00:51:12.070
  • GIVING YOU A DESIRE TO SEE IF YOU'LL STEP OUT ON
  • 00:51:12.090 --> 00:51:14.210
  • IT. TALK ABOUT THOSE TWO DICHOTOMIES FOR A MINUTE.
  • 00:51:14.230 --> 00:51:18.240
  • - YEAH, THAT IS, THAT'S LIKE A QUESTION
  • 00:51:18.260 --> 00:51:22.010
  • WITH TWO CURRENTS, MATT.
  • 00:51:22.030 --> 00:51:24.100
  • - WELL, YOU'RE A DOCTOR THOUGH, SO YOU'VE GOT A
  • 00:51:24.120 --> 00:51:26.080
  • DOCTORATE IN THEOLOGY SO HAVE AT IT.
  • 00:51:26.100 --> 00:51:28.140
  • - WELL, THE FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND IS
  • 00:51:28.160 --> 00:51:30.200
  • HALF A DOZEN TIMES THE PSALMIST SAYS SING TO
  • 00:51:30.220 --> 00:51:33.030
  • THE LORD A NEW SONG.
  • 00:51:33.050 --> 00:51:34.290
  • GOD DOESN'T JUST WANT TO BE WORSHIPPED OUT OF LEFT
  • 00:51:35.010 --> 00:51:38.000
  • BRAIN MEMORY, HE WANTS TO BE WORSHIPPED OUT OF
  • 00:51:38.020 --> 00:51:39.170
  • RIGHT BRAIN IMAGINATION.
  • 00:51:39.190 --> 00:51:41.290
  • SO YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN MARRIED A FEW YEARS JUST
  • 00:51:42.010 --> 00:51:45.050
  • LIKE MY WIFE AND I--
  • 00:51:45.070 --> 00:51:46.190
  • - THIRTY-FIVE, THANK YOU.
  • 00:51:46.210 --> 00:51:48.010
  • - THERE YOU GO.
  • 00:51:48.030 --> 00:51:49.100
  • SO I DON'T KNOW MATT, BUT WITH MY WIFE JUST SAYING
  • 00:51:49.120 --> 00:51:53.170
  • THAT I LOVE HER THE SAME WAY EVERY SINGLE TIME,
  • 00:51:53.190 --> 00:51:55.190
  • THAT'S NOT GONNA WORK.
  • 00:51:55.210 --> 00:51:58.060
  • - IT DOESN'T? OH, CRUD! [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:51:58.080 --> 00:52:00.080
  • - CAN YOU TALK TO HIM PLEASE.
  • 00:52:00.100 --> 00:52:02.030
  • [LAUGHTER] - MATT: THANKS!
  • 00:52:02.050 --> 00:52:04.040
  • - HEY, THIS PROGRAM WAS ORDAINED, WASN'T IT?
  • 00:52:04.060 --> 00:52:06.190
  • WE'LL DO COUNSELING AFTERWARDS.
  • 00:52:06.210 --> 00:52:09.070
  • - CHEERS!
  • 00:52:09.090 --> 00:52:11.080
  • - SO FINDING NEW WAYS TO EXPRESS MY LOVE TO MY
  • 00:52:11.100 --> 00:52:15.210
  • WIFE, IT'S NO DIFFERENT IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:52:15.230 --> 00:52:18.160
  • SO IF WE HAVE TIME, IN THE BEGINNING GOD SAYS
  • 00:52:18.180 --> 00:52:22.270
  • LET THERE BE LIGHT.
  • 00:52:22.290 --> 00:52:25.190
  • FOUR WORDS CREATES EVERYTHING THAT IS.
  • 00:52:25.210 --> 00:52:29.120
  • BY THE WAY, THOSE FOUR WORDS ARE STILL CREATING
  • 00:52:29.140 --> 00:52:31.200
  • GALAXIES AT THE OUTER EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE.
  • 00:52:31.220 --> 00:52:35.200
  • SO MIGHT SAY AT THIS JUNCTURE THAT'S WHAT GOD
  • 00:52:35.220 --> 00:52:39.010
  • CAN DO WITH FOUR WORDS. WHAT ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT?
  • 00:52:39.030 --> 00:52:42.260
  • SO THE LORD IS SPEAKING ALL THE TIME, HE'S
  • 00:52:42.280 --> 00:52:47.280
  • SPEAKING THROUGH HIS CREATION.
  • 00:52:48.000 --> 00:52:50.000
  • I WROTE THIS LITTLE BOOK CALLED "WHISPER" WHERE
  • 00:52:50.020 --> 00:52:52.280
  • I TALK ABOUT SEVEN OF THOSE LANGUAGES, AND SO
  • 00:52:53.000 --> 00:52:56.220
  • SCRIPTURE IS THAT FIRST LANGUAGE, BUT THEN DREAMS
  • 00:52:56.240 --> 00:53:01.010
  • AND DESIRES AND DOORS AND PEOPLE AND PROMPTINGS AND
  • 00:53:01.030 --> 00:53:07.090
  • PAIN. NOW WE DON'T LOVE THAT LAST ONE, BUT THE DESIRE
  • 00:53:07.110 --> 00:53:11.190
  • PIECE IS INTERESTING, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:53:11.210 --> 00:53:13.240
  • AGAIN, PSALMIST SAID THAT I WILL GIVE YOU THE
  • 00:53:13.260 --> 00:53:19.260
  • DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.
  • 00:53:19.280 --> 00:53:21.040
  • SO I REALLY BELIEVE THAT ONE OF THE WAYS THAT GOD
  • 00:53:21.060 --> 00:53:24.230
  • WORKS IS THROUGH THOSE SPIRIT CONCEIVED DESIRES.
  • 00:53:24.250 --> 00:53:29.050
  • FREDERICK BUECHNER CALLS IT THE VOICE OF GLADNESS.
  • 00:53:29.070 --> 00:53:34.000
  • YOU'VE GOT TO LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF GLADNESS.
  • 00:53:34.020 --> 00:53:37.020
  • I THINK THAT IS ONE WAY THAT GOD SPEAKS, AND SO
  • 00:53:37.040 --> 00:53:40.280
  • THIS COFFEE HOUSE, IT WAS ONCE A DESIRE.
  • 00:53:41.000 --> 00:53:46.260
  • WELL, MAYBE A CRAZY IDEA TOO, BUT NOW LOOK.
  • 00:53:46.280 --> 00:53:50.160
  • THAT DESIRE IS THIS.
  • 00:53:50.180 --> 00:53:53.140
  • - AWARD WINNING PLACE.
  • 00:53:53.160 --> 00:53:55.020
  • - WELL THANK YOU.
  • 00:53:55.040 --> 00:53:57.030
  • - WITH GREAT COFFEE. - THANK YOU.
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  • - OKAY, WHEN IS A TIME WHEN YOU, MAYBE THE LORD
  • 00:54:29.050 --> 00:54:32.290
  • HAD A TIMEFRAME THAT CELESTIALLY WE NEVER
  • 00:54:33.010 --> 00:54:38.180
  • UNDERSTAND, HE JUST NEEDED SOMETHING DONE
  • 00:54:38.200 --> 00:54:40.130
  • RIGHT NOW SO HE JUST SPOKE TO YOU AND HE SAID
  • 00:54:40.150 --> 00:54:42.200
  • HEY, DO THIS. WHAT'S SOMETHING, LIKE THAT,
  • 00:54:42.220 --> 00:54:44.210
  • GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE OF THAT.
  • 00:54:44.230 --> 00:54:45.280
  • - I LOVE IT.
  • 00:54:46.000 --> 00:54:47.050
  • I THINK THIS IS GONNA ENCOURAGE PEOPLE.
  • 00:54:47.070 --> 00:54:49.090
  • THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THAT STILL SMALL VOICE,
  • 00:54:49.110 --> 00:54:52.230
  • WHAT I WOULD CALL A WHISPER, I WAS 13 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:54:52.250 --> 00:54:55.290
  • NOW, I'VE SHARED THAT STORY OF GOD HEALING MY
  • 00:54:56.010 --> 00:54:58.230
  • ASTHMA AFTER 40 YEARS.
  • 00:54:58.250 --> 00:55:01.110
  • WHEN I WAS 13, I HAD JUST COME OUT OF THE HOSPITAL,
  • 00:55:01.130 --> 00:55:06.050
  • A PRAYER TEAM VISITED OUR FAMILY SAID
  • 00:55:06.070 --> 00:55:09.040
  • WHAT CAN WE PRAY FOR?
  • 00:55:09.060 --> 00:55:10.290
  • WE SAID CAN WE PRAY THAT THE LORD WOULD HEAL MY
  • 00:55:11.010 --> 00:55:14.000
  • ASTHMA, AND A MIRACLE HAPPENED.
  • 00:55:14.020 --> 00:55:15.190
  • NOW, NOT THE ONE I WAS ASKING FOR.
  • 00:55:15.210 --> 00:55:18.010
  • I WOKE UP THE NEXT MORNING AND I STILL HAD
  • 00:55:18.030 --> 00:55:21.070
  • ASTHMA, BUT I KID YOU NOT, ALL THE WARTS
  • 00:55:21.090 --> 00:55:24.040
  • ON MY FEET WERE GONE.
  • 00:55:24.060 --> 00:55:26.220
  • NOW, THIS WAS SO CONFUSING TO ME.
  • 00:55:26.240 --> 00:55:30.010
  • I THOUGHT IS THIS A GAME OF TELEPHONE LIKE
  • 00:55:30.030 --> 00:55:31.270
  • SOMETHING BETWEEN HERE AND HEAVEN GOT
  • 00:55:31.290 --> 00:55:33.090
  • A LITTLE CONFUSED.
  • 00:55:33.110 --> 00:55:34.180
  • THERE'S SOMEONE SOMEWHERE WHO STILL HAS WARTS BUT
  • 00:55:34.200 --> 00:55:36.170
  • IS BREATHING GREAT. [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:55:36.190 --> 00:55:40.220
  • SO IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME BUT I'M 13
  • 00:55:40.240 --> 00:55:43.160
  • YEARS OLD AND FOR THE FIRST TIME I HEAR THAT
  • 00:55:43.180 --> 00:55:46.280
  • STILL SMALL VOICE OR THE SPIRIT AND THE SPIRIT OF
  • 00:55:47.000 --> 00:55:49.210
  • GOD SAYS MARK, I JUST WANTED YOU TO
  • 00:55:49.230 --> 00:55:53.000
  • KNOW THAT I'M ABLE.
  • 00:55:53.020 --> 00:55:56.010
  • CAN I TELL YOU WHY I WAS ABLE TO PRAY THAT PRAYER
  • 00:55:56.030 --> 00:56:00.100
  • OF FAITH JULY 2, 2016 BECAUSE I NEVER FORGOT
  • 00:56:00.120 --> 00:56:04.260
  • WHAT THE LORD SAID AT 13. I HELD ONTO IT.
  • 00:56:04.280 --> 00:56:08.130
  • FOR ABOUT THREE DECADES I HELD ONTO IT AND JUST
  • 00:56:08.150 --> 00:56:11.200
  • SAID GOD, I'M GONNA KEEP BELIEVING, I'M GONNA KEEP
  • 00:56:11.220 --> 00:56:15.280
  • PRAYING BECAUSE I KNOW THAT YOU'RE ABLE TO DO
  • 00:56:16.000 --> 00:56:18.220
  • IMMEASURABLY MORE THAN ALL I COULD ASK OR IMAGINE.
  • 00:56:18.240 --> 00:56:22.180
  • SO WHEN GOD SPEAKS, WHEN GOD WHISPERS, WE HANG
  • 00:56:22.200 --> 00:56:26.250
  • ONTO THOSE MOMENTS, AND IN HIS TIMING AND IN HIS
  • 00:56:26.270 --> 00:56:31.070
  • WAY, THE MIRACLE HAPPENS.
  • 00:56:31.090 --> 00:56:34.020
  • - WE'RE GETTING A SIGNAL MARK THAT YOU HAVE A HARD
  • 00:56:34.040 --> 00:56:36.080
  • OUT, MEANING YOU'RE GOING TO AN AIRPORT AND THERE'S
  • 00:56:36.100 --> 00:56:39.240
  • A PHYSICAL FLIGHT YOU HAVE TO TAKE, AS MUCH AS WE'D
  • 00:56:39.260 --> 00:56:43.010
  • LIKE TO SIT HERE AND DRINK COFFEE WITH YOU ALL
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  • AFTERNOON. WATCH MARK ON TBN, ALL OF THE DIFFERENT
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  • CONTENT BOOKS, CHASE THE LION IS ON TBN.
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  • FINISH THIS EPISODE OFF IN PRAYER FOR THOSE
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  • THAT JUST NEED SOMETHING TODAY.
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  • THERE THEY ARE RIGHT THERE, YOUR CAMERA, AS
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  • WE'RE SAYING GOODBYE FROM RIGHT HERE IN
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  • HISTORIC EBENEZER'S IN D.C.
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  • - YES. WELL, LORD, RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN A PLACE WHERE
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  • YOU HAVE DONE A MIRACLE, AND SO I CAN'T NOT PRAY
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  • WITHOUT FAITH. I JUST BELIEVE, GOD, FOR MIRACLES.
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  • YOU'RE THE ONE WHO SHOWS UP AND SHOWS OFF.
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  • GOD, I PRAY FOR THAT NEED, FOR THAT SITUATION,
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  • FOR THAT LOVED ONE, GOD, THAT YOU WOULD REVEAL
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  • YOUR GRACE, YOUR POWER THAT LORD THAT THERE
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  • WOULD BE A MOMENT, AN EBENEZER MOMENT THAT
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  • HITHER TO THE LORD HAS HELPED US.
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  • GOD, RIGHT NOW WOULD YOU MEET US RIGHT WHERE WE
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  • ARE, AND BY YOUR PRESENCE AS THE GOD WHO KEEPS HIS
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  • PROMISES, WOULD YOU SHOW UP AND SHOW OFF,
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  • IN JESUS' NAME,
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  • AMEN. AMEN.
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  • - BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU MARK.
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