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Praise | Mosaic Conference | 7/23/18

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July 23, 2018
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Erwin McManus hosts John Gray from Mosaic Conference.

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Praise | Mosaic Conference | 7/23/18

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • I WILL LIFT MY EYES TO THINGS UNSEEN ...
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  • TO THE PROMISE IN YOUR VICTORY ...
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  • - NORMAL IS OVER RATED.
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  • YOU DIDN'T COME TO MOSAIC TO GO OUT THE SAME WAY
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  • YOU CAME.
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  • YOU DIDN'T COME HERE TO COME TO A CONFERENCE AND
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  • GO LIKE, THAT WAS REALLY COOL.
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  • NO, YOU CAME HERE TO BE UNLOCKED SO YOU COULD BE
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  • EVERYTHING GOD TOLD YOU TO BE.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - GOD WANTS US TO BE ABLE TO NAVIGATE IN THE
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  • UNCERTAINTY, IN THE UNKNOWN, IN THE MYSTERY
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  • AND IMPART TO ALL OF HUMANITY THAT WE DO NOT
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  • NEED TO BE AFRAID OF THE DARK.
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  • YOU CALL ME, AND I WILL GO...
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  • INTO THE UNKNOWN ...
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  • - WOULD YOU STAND WITH US AS WE WORSHIP?
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  • LET'S GET THOSE HANDS UP, TOO.
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  • COME ON.
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  • LET'S SING TOGETHER.
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  • YOUR GRACE.
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  • YOUR GRACE BROKE THE DARK IN OUR LIVES ...
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  • AND NOW YOU CAN SEE THROUGH OUR HEARTS ...
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  • THERE'S NOTHING TO HIDE FROM YOU, LORD ...
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  • AND YOU SEE THE BEAUTY IN US, GOD ...
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  • YOUR ENDLESS EMBRACING LOVE ...
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  • BREAKS THROUGH THE DOORS OF OUR SOUL ...
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  • AND NOW WE ARE FREED BY YOUR STRENGTH ...
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  • WE NEW HOPE IN YOUR NAME ...
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  • YOUR LOVE, YOUR LOVE IS HERE ...
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  • IT OVER COMES ALL OF OUR FEARS ...
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  • YOUR LOVE, YOUR LOVE IS HERE NOW ...
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  • AND AS WE SING, YOU WILL EMBRACE ...
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  • OH ...
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  • LET ME HEAR YOU GUYS.
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  • IN MERCY YOU CONQUERED IT ALL ...
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  • YOUR SACRIFICE MORE THAN ENOUGH ...
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  • THE TIES OF YOUR LOVE GIVE US LIFE ...
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  • AND NOW WE ARE FOUND IN YOU ...
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  • AND YOUR LOVE, YOUR LOVE IS HERE ...
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  • IT OVER COMES ALL OUR FEAR ...
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  • AND YOUR LOVE, YOUR LOVE IS HERE NOW ...
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  • AND AS WE SING, YOU WILL EMBRACE ...
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  • - HOW YOU DOING, MOSAIC CONFERENCE?
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • LET'S GET THOSE HANDS UP.
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  • COME ON!
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  • [AUDIENCE CLAPS ALONG]
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  • - WE SING TOGETHER!
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  • COME ON!
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  • OH ...
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  • OH, OH ...
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  • OH, OH ...
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  • OH, OH ...
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  • OH, OH ...
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  • YOUR LOVE, YOUR LOVE IS HERE ...
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  • IT OVER COMES ALL OUR FEAR ...
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  • YOUR LOVE, YOUR LOVE IS HERE NOW ...
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  • AND AS WE SING, YOU WILL EMBRACE ...
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  • LET ME HEAR YOU ...
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  • OH, OH ...
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  • OH, OH ...
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  • OH, OH ...
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  • OH, OH ...
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  • OH, OH ...
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - ERWIN MCMANUS: HEY, GUYS.
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  • THIS IS ERWIN MCMANUS.
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  • I'M BACKSTAGE AT THE MOSAIC CONFERENCE INTO
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  • THE UNKNOWN.
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  • AND I HAVE WITH ME THE UNSTOPPABLE JOHN GRAY.
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  • JOHN, IT IS SUCH A PRIVILEGE TO HAVE YOU
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  • WITH US TODAY.
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  • - JOHN GRAY: I'M HONORED TO BE HERE.
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  • THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BE A PART OF THIS
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  • CONFERENCE, AND I LOVE THE IDEA INTO THE UNKNOWN
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  • BECAUSE AS A BODY OF CHRIST, AS A FAITH
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  • COMMUNITY AND IN THIS PARTICULAR NATION,
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  • NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD WE ARE IN UNKNOWN,
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  • UNCHARTED TERRITORY.
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  • - WELL, THERE SEEMS TO BE A MOMENT RIGHT NOW IN
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  • HISTORY, I'M JUST GOING TO BE STRAIGHT UP, WHERE
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  • YOUR VOICE IS EXPANDING VERY VERY QUICKLY, AND
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  • IT'S ALMOST AS IF YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING TO
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  • MAKE IT HAPPEN.
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  • IT'S JUST THAT GOD IS ELEVATED YOUR PLATFORM.
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  • I'M JUST GOING TO SAY THAT WATCHING YOUR LIFE.
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  • YOU HAVE A NEW BOOK CALLED I AM NUMBER 8.
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  • IF SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR
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  • BOOK, HOW WOULD YOU SUMMARIZE THE CORE
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  • CONTENTS OF THAT BOOK?
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  • - WELL, THE BOOK IS, THE SUB HEADING IS
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  • OVERLOOKED, UNDERVALUED, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN BY GOD.
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  • THE BIBLICAL STORY OF DAVID AND HOW HE WAS
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  • ANOINTED KING IN 1 SAMUEL, THE 8TH SON OF
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  • JESSE, SAMUEL COMES TO TOWN AND HE'S IN SEARCH
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  • OF A KING.
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  • GOD TOLD HIM THERE WAS A KING IN JESSE'S HOUSE,
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  • AND JESSE ONLY INVITED 7 OF THE SONS TO THE
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  • POSSIBLE CORONATION.
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  • DAVID WASN'T EVEN CONSIDERED.
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  • AND IN A MIDDLE EASTERN PATRIARCHAL SOCIETY,
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  • DAVID WOULD BE THE LAST THING YOU WOULD LOOK FOR
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  • IN A KING.
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  • HE'S A SHEPHERD.
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  • HE'S THE KID THAT JUST IS ALWAYS IN TROUBLE,
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  • ALWAYS, YOU KNOW, INTO SOMETHING, AND THAT'S
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  • EXACTLY WHO GOD CHOSE.
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  • 8 OF COURSE IN BIBLICAL NUMEROLOGY MEANING NEW
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  • BEGINNINGS, AND THERE'S A LOT OF HISTORY WITH DAVID
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  • AND HIS BROTHERS, WHY THEY DIDN'T LIKE HIM, SO
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  • MANY REFERENCES TO DAVID'S LIFE AND THE LIFE
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  • OF JESUS, BUT THE POINT OF THE BOOK, AND I
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  • PARALLEL CERTAIN EVENTS IN MY OWN LIFE, IS THAT
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  • YOU CAN BE OVERLOOKED AND UNDERVALUED, AND GOD BE
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  • PREPARING YOU ON THE BACKSIDE OF A MEADOW OR A
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  • MOUNTAIN BECAUSE HE DOESN'T MAKE LEADERS ON
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  • PLATFORMS.
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  • HE MAKES THEM IN NONDESCRIPT PLACES, AND
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  • ANONYMITY IS ACTUALLY THE CLOAK OF PREPARATION, AND
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  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED WITH DAVID.
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  • - SAY THAT AGAIN.
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  • - ANONYMITY IS THE CLOAK OF PREPARATION.
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  • - THAT IS SO GOOD BECAUSE THAT CAN BE SO
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  • EASILY MISSED.
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  • - I'VE SEEN PEOPLE WHO ARE KIND OF HUNGRY FOR
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  • RELEVANCE AND PLATFORM BUT THEY DON'T WANT PROCESS.
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  • THEY DON'T WANT PRUNING, AND THEY DON'T WANT
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  • PREPARATION, AND NOT IN A NEGATIVE WAY, I THINK
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  • WE'RE IN A CULTURE THAT GETS -- EVERYTHING COMES
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  • SO EASILY.
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  • BUT WHAT I'VE SEEN IS THAT GOD IS ACTUALLY
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  • RAISING UP LEADERS AT THIS MOMENT THAT HAVE
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  • GONE THROUGH THINGS THAT ARE RELEVANT NOT ONLY TO
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  • THE GENERATION BEHIND THEM BUT TO THE ONES IN
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  • FRONT OF THEM.
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  • - THAT'S SO GOOD.
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  • I THINK WHEN PEOPLE EXPERIENCE YOU, WHEN THEY
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  • SEE YOUR LIFE, THEY SEE AN OUTCOME THEY WANT, AND
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  • IT SEEMS THOUGH YOU WROTE I AM NUMBER 8 BECAUSE YOU
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  • RESONATE WITH THAT, THAT NARRATIVE, THAT STORY,
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  • THAT YOU CAME FROM AN OBSCURE BACKGROUND, A
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  • BACKGROUND THAT WAS UNEXPECTED, A BACKGROUND
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  • WHERE OTHER PEOPLE WOULDN'T HAVE CHOSEN YOU
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  • AND MAYBE YOU WOULDN'T HAVE EVEN CHOSEN YOURSELF.
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  • - EXACTLY.
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  • I THINK THAT'S THE KEY.
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  • I WASN'T THE GUY THAT YOU WOULD CLASSICALLY THINK
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  • WOULD BE AT THIS PLACE.
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  • I GREW UP IN A SMALL CHURCH.
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  • WE DIDN'T HAVE INTERNET.
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  • WE DIDN'T HAVE CABLE.
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  • WE WEREN'T THE BIG CHURCH IN THE CITY.
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  • AND I WAS JUST FAITHFUL IN OUR CHOIR AND DOING
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  • CHURCH PLAYS.
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  • LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT GOD WOULD HAVE ME DOING
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  • WHAT I'M DOING RIGHT NOW.
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  • HE KNEW.
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  • I DIDN'T.
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  • BUT I WAS FAITHFUL IN THESE ANONYMOUS PLACES.
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  • MY FIRST, YOU KNOW, YOUTH MINISTER'S POSITION I HAD
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  • LIKE 15 KIDS IN THE BASEMENT OF A CHURCH AND
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  • I WAS PREACHING PASSIONATE THEN AS
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  • I AM RIGHT NOW.
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  • THAT WAS IN THE YEAR 2000.
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  • YOU KNOW, SO PEOPLE ARE LIKE YOU'RE AN
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  • OVERNIGHT SENSATION.
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  • I'M LIKE, YEAH, I'M A 25 YEAR OVERNIGHT SENSATION.
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  • - THAT'S SO AWESOME.
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  • - I'VE BEEN SERVING GOD FOR A LONG TIME, AND IT'S
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  • JUST STRANGE AND WONDERFUL THAT GOD JUST
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  • KIND OF CHOSE ME.
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  • I LOVE THAT YOU SAID IT'S KINDS OF LIKE GOD DID IT.
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  • I DON'T HAVE A MARKETING TEAM.
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  • I'M TERRIBLE WITH WEBSITES.
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  • MY WIFE IS LIKE, WE NEED ORDER.
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  • I'M LIKE WE GOT FAVOR.
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  • - THAT'S SO GOOD.
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  • BY THE WAY, WE'VE LOVED YOU ON THE BOOK
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  • OF JOHN GRAY.
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  • - THANK YOU.
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  • IT'S AN AMAZING SHOW BECAUSE IT'S A TRUE SHOW.
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  • I TOLD THE PEOPLE AT THE NETWORK I'M NOT GOING TO
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  • DO ANYTHING THAT'S NOT REAL.
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  • IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR FAKE DRAMA AND ALL THAT,
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  • I'M NOT DOING THAT.
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  • AND IF WHO I AM IS NOT ENOUGH TO KEEP PEOPLE,
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  • THEN THIS WILL BE A SHORT RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE I
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  • DON'T NEED TV.
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  • I'VE GOT A CALLING.
  • 00:09:50.110 --> 00:09:52.030
  • - BUT TV NEEDS YOU.
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  • - WELL, I'M BLESSED BY THAT.
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  • THANK YOU.
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  • - AND IT SEEMS THAT EVEN ALONG THE WAY YOU'VE BEEN
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  • ABLE TO HAVE MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS EVEN WITH
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  • PEOPLE LIKE OPRAH.
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  • AND GOD HAS JUST OPENED UP SO MANY DOORS FOR YOU.
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  • AND I JUST WANT TO JUST COMMEND YOU BECAUSE I
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  • THINK IT'S BECAUSE YOU ARE SO SHAMELESSLY
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  • COMMITTED TO THE MISSION OF JESUS.
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  • YOU JUST CLOAK YOURSELF IN JESUS.
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  • THERE'S NOTHING OBSCURE ABOUT YOU.
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  • THERE'S NOTHING SUBTLE ABOUT THAT.
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  • YOU ARE STRAIGHT UP ALL ABOUT JESUS.
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  • AND I THINK PEOPLE REALLY RESPECT THAT ABOUT YOU.
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  • YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS IN THE SCRIPTURES
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  • IT SAYS THAT GOD SAYS I WILL TAKE THE WEALTH OF
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  • THE MASTERS AND GIVE IT TO YOU IN CAPTIVITY.
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  • AND I DID THIS MESSAGE ON THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY.
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  • I SAID, WOULDN'T IT BE AMAZING IF GOD'S STRATEGY
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  • WAS TO TAKE THE WEALTH OF THE CAPTIVES WHO MEANT
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  • NOTHING BUT HARM AND FLIP IT UPSIDE HARM AND GIVE
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  • THAT WEALTH TO THE SLAVES WHO WERE IN CAPTIVITY?
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  • LIKE LET'S SAY YOU HAVE A SLAVE AND 200 YEARS LATER
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  • HE BECOMES THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
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  • 200 YEARS LATER, THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ATHLETES IN
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  • THE WORLD ARE MICHAEL JORDAN AND TIGER WOODS
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  • AND LEBRON JAMES AND STEPH CURRY.
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  • THE MOST INFLUENTIAL VOICES ARE OPRAH WINFREY.
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  • THE MOST ADMIRED MUSICIANS ARE BEYONCE'
  • 00:11:07.240 --> 00:11:12.220
  • AND BEFORE THAT WHITNEY HOUSTON AND
  • 00:11:12.240 --> 00:11:15.090
  • ARETHA FRANKLIN.
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  • IS IT POSSIBLE WHEN YOU LOOK AT OUR CULTURE THAT
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  • GOD HAS LITERALLY DONE WHAT HE SAID IN
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  • THE SCRIPTURES?
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  • I WILL TAKE THE WEALTH OF THE MASTERS AND GIVE IT
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  • TO THOSE IN CAPTIVITY.
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  • - I THINK IT'S PROFOUND THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO
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  • IDENTIFY, AND I'VE OFTEN ASKED GOD BECAUSE THERE
  • 00:11:29.220 --> 00:11:32.200
  • ARE PEOPLE WHO SAY GOD DOESN'T SEE COLOR.
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  • YES, HE DOES.
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  • HE ABSOLUTELY DOES BECAUSE HE CREATED US TO
  • 00:11:37.120 --> 00:11:39.200
  • COME FROM DIFFERENT PLACES.
  • 00:11:39.220 --> 00:11:41.180
  • WE'RE EACH A PERSPECTIVE, WE'RE EACH A PART OF THE
  • 00:11:41.200 --> 00:11:44.090
  • MOSAIC, THE LENS OF GOD'S CREATIVITY.
  • 00:11:44.110 --> 00:11:47.210
  • I WAS PURPOSED TO BE AFRICAN-AMERICAN.
  • 00:11:47.230 --> 00:11:51.090
  • I FEEL THE PAIN OF THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE ME.
  • 00:11:51.110 --> 00:11:55.190
  • I WILL NOT BE DEFINED BY IT, BUT I AM AWARE OF IT,
  • 00:11:55.210 --> 00:12:00.100
  • AND I'M DETERMINED TO BE A BRIDGE THROUGH IT.
  • 00:12:00.120 --> 00:12:03.190
  • AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT THERE'S SOME DEEP
  • 00:12:03.210 --> 00:12:07.080
  • CONVERSATIONS I'VE HAD WITH GOD ABOUT THIS VERY
  • 00:12:07.100 --> 00:12:09.190
  • THING BECAUSE THE MORE YOU LEARN ABOUT HISTORY,
  • 00:12:09.210 --> 00:12:12.150
  • YOU REALIZE HOW MUCH PEOPLE HAD TO GO THROUGH.
  • 00:12:12.170 --> 00:12:15.050
  • I'VE STOOD IN FIELDS WHERE MY ANCESTORS HAD
  • 00:12:15.070 --> 00:12:17.170
  • TO PICK COTTON.
  • 00:12:17.190 --> 00:12:19.240
  • I'VE STOOD THERE.
  • 00:12:19.260 --> 00:12:21.250
  • I'VE HELD COTTON IN MY HANDS, AND PEOPLE WOULD
  • 00:12:21.270 --> 00:12:25.140
  • HAVE BABIES AND THEY WOULD CUT THE UMBILICAL
  • 00:12:25.160 --> 00:12:29.000
  • CORDS, AND THE MOTHERS WOULD HAVE TO KEEP WORKING.
  • 00:12:29.020 --> 00:12:31.220
  • AND IF THAT HAPPENED TO ONE PERSON, IT WOULD SCAR
  • 00:12:31.240 --> 00:12:34.150
  • YOU, BUT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT COUNTLESS INSTANCES
  • 00:12:34.170 --> 00:12:39.110
  • OF THIS TYPE OF BRUTALITY AND INSENSITIVITY, AND
  • 00:12:39.130 --> 00:12:44.010
  • IT'S UNBELIEVABLE THAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT
  • 00:12:44.030 --> 00:12:46.250
  • THEY'RE SINGING SONGS LIKE
  • 00:12:46.270 --> 00:12:48.190
  • SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT ...
  • 00:12:48.210 --> 00:12:52.120
  • COMING FOR TO CARRY ME HOME ...
  • 00:12:52.140 --> 00:12:55.140
  • I KNOW THERE WAS A SONG FOR THE UNDERGROUND
  • 00:12:55.160 --> 00:12:57.180
  • RAILROAD, AND THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT GETTING
  • 00:12:57.200 --> 00:13:00.100
  • FREE FROM A NATURAL CAPTOR, BUT THERE WAS A
  • 00:13:00.120 --> 00:13:03.000
  • SPIRITUAL COMPONENT.
  • 00:13:03.020 --> 00:13:05.070
  • SOMEHOW IN THE MIDST OF EVERYTHING, JESUS WAS
  • 00:13:05.090 --> 00:13:07.100
  • SAVING SOULS.
  • 00:13:07.120 --> 00:13:09.150
  • IT'S UNBELIEVABLE TO ME THAT THROUGH THAT IT WAS
  • 00:13:09.170 --> 00:13:12.040
  • THE FOUNDATION OF THE CHURCH, IT WAS THE
  • 00:13:12.060 --> 00:13:14.140
  • FOUNDATION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH EVEN IN
  • 00:13:14.160 --> 00:13:16.120
  • THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, IT WAS THE
  • 00:13:16.140 --> 00:13:18.210
  • CHURCH THAT WAS THE FOUNDATION OF
  • 00:13:18.230 --> 00:13:20.120
  • SOCIAL ACTIVISM.
  • 00:13:20.140 --> 00:13:21.270
  • THEY WERE MEETING IN CHURCHES.
  • 00:13:21.290 --> 00:13:23.100
  • THEY WERE MEET NOTHING THE BASEMENT OF
  • 00:13:23.120 --> 00:13:24.180
  • THE CHURCHES.
  • 00:13:24.200 --> 00:13:26.050
  • THEY WERE MARCHING FROM CHURCH BECAUSE THERE'S
  • 00:13:26.070 --> 00:13:28.050
  • SOMETHING THAT WHEN YOU GET THE REVELATION OF WHO
  • 00:13:28.070 --> 00:13:30.040
  • JESUS IS, IT SPURS YOU TO SOCIAL ACT VISIT MANY TO
  • 00:13:30.060 --> 00:13:32.030
  • BRING EQUALITY.
  • 00:13:32.050 --> 00:13:33.290
  • THAT'S WHAT WE ARE.
  • 00:13:34.010 --> 00:13:35.230
  • WE ARE HEIRS AND JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST JESUS.
  • 00:13:35.250 --> 00:13:38.100
  • EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE FAR MORE BRILLIANT THAN I AM,
  • 00:13:38.120 --> 00:13:40.210
  • I'M A CO HEIR WITH YOU IN THE SPIRIT.
  • 00:13:40.230 --> 00:13:43.100
  • THAT MEANS WE HAVE AN INHERITANCE, AND I AM NO
  • 00:13:43.120 --> 00:13:47.050
  • BETTER OR NO LESS THAN YOU OR MY WHITE BROTHERS
  • 00:13:47.070 --> 00:13:51.040
  • AND SISTERS OR MY UGANDAN AND NIGERIAN,
  • 00:13:51.060 --> 00:13:53.290
  • SCANDINAVIAN, GERMAN.
  • 00:13:54.010 --> 00:13:57.000
  • WE ARE A THE SAME.
  • 00:13:57.020 --> 00:13:58.280
  • AND IF PEOPLE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH DIVERSITY
  • 00:13:59.000 --> 00:14:01.160
  • DOWN HERE, THEN HEAVEN IS GOING TO REALLY SUCK
  • 00:14:01.180 --> 00:14:03.180
  • BECAUSE AS YOU SAID, EVERYBODY IS GOING
  • 00:14:03.200 --> 00:14:05.060
  • TO BE THERE.
  • 00:14:05.080 --> 00:14:06.270
  • - WELL JOHN, I LOVE YOU.
  • 00:14:06.290 --> 00:14:08.210
  • - I LOVE YOU, TOO, MAN.
  • 00:14:08.230 --> 00:14:10.160
  • - AND I AM HONORED TO BE YOUR BROTHER AND LET'S
  • 00:14:10.180 --> 00:14:13.040
  • JUST KEEP FIGHTING FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE THE
  • 00:14:13.060 --> 00:14:15.080
  • FUTURE IS BETTER THAN THE PAST.
  • 00:14:15.100 --> 00:14:17.080
  • AND NO MATTER WHERE HUMANITY HAS BEEN, OUR
  • 00:14:17.100 --> 00:14:20.030
  • HOPE IS WHERE HUMANITY IS GOING SO LET'S JUST KEEP
  • 00:14:20.050 --> 00:14:23.150
  • LIGHTING THE WAY BECAUSE IN THE DARKNESS THEY NEED
  • 00:14:23.170 --> 00:14:25.190
  • SOME LIGHTS LIKE YOU.
  • 00:14:25.210 --> 00:14:27.150
  • LOVE YOU MY BROTHER.
  • 00:14:27.170 --> 00:14:29.000
  • - LOVE YOU, MAN.
  • 00:14:29.020 --> 00:14:30.160
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:14:30.180 --> 00:14:36.200
  • - JOHN GRAY: IF YOU'LL GO TO ROMANS CHAPTER 8.
  • 00:14:36.220 --> 00:14:38.280
  • ROMANS 8.
  • 00:14:39.000 --> 00:14:40.220
  • I'M READING FROM THE NEW KING JAMES VERSION.
  • 00:14:40.240 --> 00:14:42.200
  • ROMANS 8.
  • 00:14:42.220 --> 00:14:46.070
  • WE ARE IN A VERY UNIQUE TIME IN THE EARTH.
  • 00:14:46.090 --> 00:14:49.130
  • THAT'S A NICE WAY TO PUT IT.
  • 00:14:49.150 --> 00:14:52.200
  • STRANGE DAYS THESE DAYS.
  • 00:14:52.220 --> 00:14:56.060
  • STRANGE DAYS.
  • 00:14:56.080 --> 00:14:58.060
  • LOT GOING ON.
  • 00:14:58.080 --> 00:15:00.260
  • IT'S ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU NERVOUS IF YOU DON'T KNOW
  • 00:15:00.280 --> 00:15:03.210
  • WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:15:03.230 --> 00:15:05.260
  • IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE, THEN TIMES CAN MAKE
  • 00:15:05.280 --> 00:15:07.230
  • YOU NERVOUS.
  • 00:15:07.250 --> 00:15:09.170
  • ALL KINDS OF STUFF GOING ON IN THE WEATHER.
  • 00:15:09.190 --> 00:15:11.000
  • IT STARTED WITH THAT ECLIPSE.
  • 00:15:11.020 --> 00:15:12.160
  • I'M TELLING YOU, IT WAS THAT ECLIPSE.
  • 00:15:12.180 --> 00:15:13.280
  • IT STARTED WITH THAT ECLIPSE.
  • 00:15:14.000 --> 00:15:15.270
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:15:15.290 --> 00:15:20.020
  • MAKING US BUY THEM GLASSES AND LOOK UP IN
  • 00:15:20.040 --> 00:15:22.160
  • THE SUN DISAPPEAR FOR 17 MINUTES AND THEN
  • 00:15:22.180 --> 00:15:24.220
  • IT CAME BACK.
  • 00:15:24.240 --> 00:15:26.270
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:15:26.290 --> 00:15:29.100
  • NEXT THING YOU KNOW, ALL HEAVEN BREAKS LOOSE.
  • 00:15:29.120 --> 00:15:32.270
  • WHY DO YOU SAY HEAVEN WHEN IT SEEMS LIKE HELL?
  • 00:15:32.290 --> 00:15:35.030
  • WELL, YOU DIDN'T READ MATTHEW 24.
  • 00:15:35.050 --> 00:15:38.230
  • JESUS SAID IN THE LAST DAYS THERE WILL BE WARS,
  • 00:15:38.250 --> 00:15:40.280
  • RUMORS OF WAR, NATION AGAINST NATION, KINGDOM
  • 00:15:41.000 --> 00:15:43.170
  • AGAINST KINGDOM, PESTILENCES IN
  • 00:15:43.190 --> 00:15:45.030
  • VARIOUS PLACES.
  • 00:15:45.050 --> 00:15:48.170
  • BUT SEE TO IT THAT YOU ARE NOT ALARMED FOR THE
  • 00:15:48.190 --> 00:15:51.170
  • END IS NOT YET.
  • 00:15:51.190 --> 00:15:53.170
  • WHAT DO YOU MEAN DON'T BE ALARMED?
  • 00:15:53.190 --> 00:15:55.260
  • BECAUSE I GOT THIS.
  • 00:15:55.280 --> 00:15:57.110
  • JESUS SAID I GOT THIS.
  • 00:15:57.130 --> 00:15:58.180
  • SOMEONE NEEDS TO TAKE HEART, RELAX A
  • 00:15:58.200 --> 00:16:00.210
  • LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:16:00.230 --> 00:16:02.170
  • IT'S NOT OVER.
  • 00:16:02.190 --> 00:16:03.290
  • JESUS HAS THIS IN THE PALM OF HIS HANDS.
  • 00:16:04.010 --> 00:16:05.170
  • WHY?
  • 00:16:05.190 --> 00:16:07.010
  • BECAUSE THIS WILL BE THE FINEST HOUR OF
  • 00:16:07.030 --> 00:16:08.220
  • THE CHURCH.
  • 00:16:08.240 --> 00:16:10.220
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PART OF THE BODY OF
  • 00:16:10.240 --> 00:16:12.170
  • CHRIST RIGHT NOW WHEN HURRICANES ARE COMING ONE
  • 00:16:12.190 --> 00:16:14.200
  • AFTER THE OTHER AFTER THE OTHER AND MAGNITUDE 7.1
  • 00:16:14.220 --> 00:16:17.020
  • EARTHQUAKES IT'S HAPPENING MORE AND MORE.
  • 00:16:17.040 --> 00:16:21.050
  • COULD IT BE THAT WE SHOULD BE LOOKING SKYWARD
  • 00:16:21.070 --> 00:16:23.260
  • ACCORDING TO 1 THESSLONIANS THAT HE WILL
  • 00:16:23.280 --> 00:16:26.100
  • CRACK THE SKY AT THE LAST TRUMPET SOUND, THAT THE
  • 00:16:26.120 --> 00:16:28.280
  • DEAD IN CHRIST WILL RISE FIRST, AND THOSE THAT
  • 00:16:29.000 --> 00:16:31.040
  • REMAIN WILL BE CAUGHT UP TO MEET HIM IN THE AIR?
  • 00:16:31.060 --> 00:16:34.170
  • AND SO SHALL WE EVER BE WITH THE LORD.
  • 00:16:34.190 --> 00:16:36.220
  • COULD IT BE THAT JESUS CHRIST, THE PROPHESIED
  • 00:16:36.240 --> 00:16:39.180
  • MESSIAH, COULD COME BACK IN YOUR LIFETIME?
  • 00:16:39.200 --> 00:16:41.290
  • COULD TO BE THAT THE ONLY GENERATION THAT GOD
  • 00:16:42.010 --> 00:16:44.220
  • WANTED ALIVE AT THIS MOMENT IS THE ONE THAT'S
  • 00:16:44.240 --> 00:16:46.270
  • IN THIS ROOM?
  • 00:16:46.290 --> 00:16:48.230
  • COULD IT BE THE MOST GIFTED, THE MOST
  • 00:16:48.250 --> 00:16:50.260
  • CREATIVE, THE MOST BRILLIANT INTELLECTUAL,
  • 00:16:50.280 --> 00:16:52.290
  • THE MOST NOT WILLING TO TAKE NO MESS GENERATION
  • 00:16:53.010 --> 00:16:55.080
  • EVER TO BE THE GENERATION THAT PUSHES THE CHURCH TO
  • 00:16:55.100 --> 00:16:58.130
  • THE PLACE OF PREPARATION?
  • 00:16:58.150 --> 00:17:01.200
  • COULD IT BE THAT YOUR WORSHIP, YOUR SOUND, YOUR
  • 00:17:01.220 --> 00:17:04.060
  • PRAISE, YOUR HALLELUJAH COULD BE THE KEY TO
  • 00:17:04.080 --> 00:17:06.280
  • UNLOCKING WHAT GOD WANTS TO DO IN THE LAST DAYS
  • 00:17:07.000 --> 00:17:09.210
  • IN THE EARTH?
  • 00:17:09.230 --> 00:17:11.190
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:17:11.210 --> 00:17:16.140
  • THIS IS WHY WORSHIP IS SO IMPORTANT, BECAUSE HEAVEN
  • 00:17:16.160 --> 00:17:18.180
  • RESPONDS TO SOUND.
  • 00:17:18.200 --> 00:17:21.280
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:17:22.000 --> 00:17:28.270
  • I SAID HEAVEN RESPONDS TO SOUND.
  • 00:17:28.290 --> 00:17:32.040
  • [AUDIENCE CHEERS AND APPLAUDS]
  • 00:17:32.060 --> 00:17:36.030
  • SEE, THE SEALS IN HEAVEN AREN'T OPEN UNTIL THE
  • 00:17:36.050 --> 00:17:39.150
  • TRUMPET SOUNDS.
  • 00:17:39.170 --> 00:17:42.080
  • THE SOUND OF OUR WORSHIP LET'S HEAVEN NOWHERE WE
  • 00:17:42.100 --> 00:17:44.000
  • ARE IN TIME.
  • 00:17:44.020 --> 00:17:47.070
  • DAVID'S WORSHIP WAS GREAT FOR WHERE HE WAS.
  • 00:17:47.090 --> 00:17:51.130
  • LIKE ELIJAH'S WORSHIP WAS GREAT FOR WHERE HE WAS.
  • 00:17:51.150 --> 00:17:56.170
  • PETER'S WORSHIP WAS GREAT FOR WHERE HE WAS.
  • 00:17:56.190 --> 00:17:58.250
  • PAUL'S WORSHIP WAS GREAT FOR WHERE HE WAS, BUT
  • 00:17:58.270 --> 00:18:00.220
  • NONE OF THEM WERE CALLED TO BE LIVING IN THIS TIME
  • 00:18:00.240 --> 00:18:03.240
  • RIGHT NOW, SO EVEN THOUGH WE COME FROM PATRIARCHS
  • 00:18:03.260 --> 00:18:07.120
  • AND PROPHETS AND FROM THE WISDOM WRITERS AND FROM
  • 00:18:07.140 --> 00:18:09.280
  • THE NEW TESTAMENT, AND WE ARE A PART OF THE CHURCH
  • 00:18:10.000 --> 00:18:12.280
  • THAT JESUS STARTED IN MATTHEW 16, THERE IS
  • 00:18:13.000 --> 00:18:17.070
  • SOMETHING THAT ONLY YOU CAN DO THAT NONE OF THE
  • 00:18:17.090 --> 00:18:19.020
  • PEOPLE THAT WE'VE READ ABOUT COULD DO, BECAUSE
  • 00:18:19.040 --> 00:18:21.020
  • GOD NEVER DIGRESSES.
  • 00:18:21.040 --> 00:18:22.230
  • HE ONLY PROGRESSES WHICH MEANS THE BEST SONGS
  • 00:18:22.250 --> 00:18:24.240
  • HAVEN'T BEEN WRITTEN YET.
  • 00:18:24.260 --> 00:18:26.140
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:18:26.160 --> 00:18:30.140
  • THE GREATEST ADVANCES IN WINGING SOULS HAS NOT
  • 00:18:30.160 --> 00:18:32.110
  • HAPPENED YET BECAUSE IT'S THE LAST DAYS THAT'LL
  • 00:18:32.130 --> 00:18:34.280
  • POUR OUT HIS SPIRIT ON ALL.
  • 00:18:35.000 --> 00:18:36.290
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:18:37.010 --> 00:18:39.290
  • WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS.
  • 00:18:40.010 --> 00:18:42.150
  • MORE DIVISION IN THIS NATION THAN ANY POINT
  • 00:18:42.170 --> 00:18:46.090
  • SINCE THE 1960'S.
  • 00:18:46.110 --> 00:18:51.220
  • AND WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH?
  • 00:18:51.240 --> 00:18:55.030
  • THE SCRIPTURE TELLS ME, ROMANS CHAPTER 8 STARTING
  • 00:18:55.050 --> 00:18:58.080
  • AT THE 12TH VERSE, THEREFORE BRETHREN, WE
  • 00:18:58.100 --> 00:19:01.000
  • ARE DEBTORS, NOT TO THE FLESH TO LIVE ACCORDING
  • 00:19:01.020 --> 00:19:04.140
  • TO THE FLESH, FOR IF YOU LIVE ACCORDING TO THE
  • 00:19:04.160 --> 00:19:06.240
  • FLESH, YOU WILL DIE; BUT IF BY THE SPIRIT YOU PUT
  • 00:19:06.260 --> 00:19:10.000
  • TO DEATH THE DEEDS OF THE BODY, YOU WILL LIVE.
  • 00:19:10.020 --> 00:19:13.050
  • FOR AS MANY AS ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THESE
  • 00:19:13.070 --> 00:19:16.230
  • ARE THE SONS OF GOD.
  • 00:19:16.250 --> 00:19:19.090
  • FOR YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THE SPIRIT OF BONDAGE
  • 00:19:19.110 --> 00:19:21.090
  • AGAIN TO FEAR, BUT YOU RECEIVED THE SPIRIT OF
  • 00:19:21.110 --> 00:19:24.220
  • ADOPTION BY WHOM WE CRY OUT ABBA FATHER. THE
  • 00:19:24.240 --> 00:19:28.220
  • SPIRIT HIMSELF BEARS WITNESS WITH OUR SPIRIT
  • 00:19:28.240 --> 00:19:30.280
  • THAT WE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD, AND IF CHILDREN
  • 00:19:31.000 --> 00:19:33.120
  • THEN HEIRS. WHOA.
  • 00:19:33.140 --> 00:19:36.120
  • HEIRS OF GOD AND JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST.
  • 00:19:36.140 --> 00:19:40.270
  • IF INDEED WE SUFFER WITH HIM THAT WE MAY ALSO BE
  • 00:19:40.290 --> 00:19:46.060
  • GLORIFIED TOGETHER.
  • 00:19:46.080 --> 00:19:49.290
  • JESUS DIED AND IN THAT GAVE EACH OF US A GIFT,
  • 00:19:50.010 --> 00:19:59.070
  • A GIFT THAT ELEVATES US ONCE WE ACTIVATE IT
  • 00:19:59.090 --> 00:20:03.070
  • THROUGH THE CONFESSION OF OUR MOUTH AND BELIEF IN
  • 00:20:03.090 --> 00:20:05.060
  • OUR HEART THAT JESUS IS LORD.
  • 00:20:05.080 --> 00:20:08.090
  • WE NOW GET TO HAVE SONSHIP, RELATIONSHIP,
  • 00:20:08.110 --> 00:20:13.070
  • AND NOT JUST RELATIONSHIP BUT I GET A PORTION,
  • 00:20:13.090 --> 00:20:15.180
  • AN INHERITANCE.
  • 00:20:15.200 --> 00:20:17.030
  • I AM NOW ON THE SAME LEVEL AS JESUS CHRIST IN
  • 00:20:17.050 --> 00:20:20.240
  • THE EYES OF MY HEAVENLY FATHER.
  • 00:20:20.260 --> 00:20:22.260
  • WE GET TO CRY OUT WITH A SPIRIT OF ADOPTION ABBA
  • 00:20:22.280 --> 00:20:26.080
  • FATHER, DADDY, GOD, AND FOR A YOUNG MAN WHOSE
  • 00:20:26.100 --> 00:20:29.120
  • FATHER LEFT WHEN HE WAS FOUR YEARS OLD WHO I ONLY
  • 00:20:29.140 --> 00:20:31.160
  • SAW FOUR TIMES IN MY LIFE, WAS RAISED BY
  • 00:20:31.180 --> 00:20:33.260
  • A STRONG WOMAN OF GOD, LOVED GOD, LIVED HOLY AND
  • 00:20:33.280 --> 00:20:36.290
  • SERVED GOD AND SAID YOU WILL NOT BE LIKE THE MEN
  • 00:20:37.010 --> 00:20:39.240
  • IN OUR FAMILY, YOU WILL BECOME SOMETHING GREAT,
  • 00:20:39.260 --> 00:20:42.080
  • AND I'M GONNA KEEP YOU IN CHURCH, AND I'M GONNA
  • 00:20:42.100 --> 00:20:44.130
  • KEEP SOWING THE WORD UNTIL THAT THING BEARS
  • 00:20:44.150 --> 00:20:47.060
  • FRUIT, AND SHE PRAYED ME OUT OF THE GRIPS OF WRONG
  • 00:20:47.080 --> 00:20:51.290
  • RELATIONSHIPS, OUT OF BAD DECISIONS, OUT OF
  • 00:20:52.010 --> 00:20:54.280
  • EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF, SHE WAS RELENTLESS,
  • 00:20:55.000 --> 00:20:57.230
  • AND SHE WOULD NOT STOP UNTIL I BECAME WHAT THE
  • 00:20:57.250 --> 00:21:01.100
  • LORD TOLD HER I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE,
  • 00:21:01.120 --> 00:21:03.060
  • AND I FEEL GOD.
  • 00:21:03.080 --> 00:21:06.170
  • WHATEVER I AM NOW IS BECAUSE SHE SAW IN ME
  • 00:21:06.190 --> 00:21:09.220
  • WHAT I DID NOT SEE IN MYSELF.
  • 00:21:09.240 --> 00:21:12.190
  • THAT I WASN'T JUST THE PRODUCT OF A FATHER WHO
  • 00:21:12.210 --> 00:21:14.290
  • DIDN'T WANT TO RAISE ME AND SPEAK IDENTITY TO ME.
  • 00:21:15.010 --> 00:21:17.140
  • BUT I HAVE A HEAVENLY FATHER, A DADDY GOD.
  • 00:21:17.160 --> 00:21:22.060
  • EVEN THOUGH MY FATHER WASN'T AT MY GAMES IN
  • 00:21:22.080 --> 00:21:24.220
  • HIGH SCHOOL, MY DADDY GOD WAS WATCHING.
  • 00:21:24.240 --> 00:21:28.090
  • WHEN I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO AND WHICH WAY TO GO
  • 00:21:28.110 --> 00:21:31.090
  • AND I DIDN'T HAVE THE CHANCE TO PICK UP THE
  • 00:21:31.110 --> 00:21:34.030
  • PHONE AND ASK MY DAD, MY HEAVENLY FATHER THROUGH
  • 00:21:34.050 --> 00:21:37.030
  • HIS HOLY SPIRIT WAS GUIDING ME TO MAKE WISE
  • 00:21:37.050 --> 00:21:39.270
  • DECISIONS, EVEN WHILE THE BIBLE SAYS WE GROPE IN
  • 00:21:39.290 --> 00:21:42.060
  • DARKNESS, WE'RE LOOKING FOR HIM.
  • 00:21:42.080 --> 00:21:44.100
  • I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ALL THAT I KNOW NOW, BUT I
  • 00:21:44.120 --> 00:21:46.040
  • JUST KNEW THAT JESUS WAS REAL AND JESUS HAD A
  • 00:21:46.060 --> 00:21:49.030
  • PLAN FOR MY LIFE.
  • 00:21:49.050 --> 00:21:50.150
  • I DIDN'T KNOW MUCH ELSE, AND I SAID GOD, IF YOU
  • 00:21:50.170 --> 00:21:52.210
  • CALL ME, I WILL SERVE YOU UNTIL I DIE.
  • 00:21:52.230 --> 00:21:55.160
  • TILL THE LAST BREATH IN MY BODY IS GONE
  • 00:21:55.180 --> 00:21:57.170
  • I'LL SERVE YOU.
  • 00:21:57.190 --> 00:22:00.130
  • THEN I GOT THE STUNNING REVELATION THAT I DON'T
  • 00:22:00.150 --> 00:22:03.050
  • HAVE TO WORK TO PROVE MYSELF TO MY FATHER.
  • 00:22:03.070 --> 00:22:05.280
  • HE LOVES ME ALREADY.
  • 00:22:06.000 --> 00:22:09.150
  • FOR SO LONG I NEEDED VALIDATION FROM OTHER
  • 00:22:09.170 --> 00:22:11.090
  • PEOPLE HOPING THEY WOULD LIKE ME, HOMING THEY
  • 00:22:11.110 --> 00:22:13.030
  • WOULD RECEIVE ME, HOPING THAT I WAS ENOUGH, BUT
  • 00:22:13.050 --> 00:22:15.170
  • WITH MY FATHER, MY ABBA FATHER, I AM ENOUGH.
  • 00:22:15.190 --> 00:22:18.200
  • THERE'S MC MANUS CHILDREN ON THE FRONT ROW.
  • 00:22:18.220 --> 00:22:20.260
  • I BET YOU IF THEY NEVER WRITE ANOTHER SONG, NEVER
  • 00:22:20.280 --> 00:22:22.230
  • PREACH ANOTHER SERMON, THEIR PARENTS WILL LOVE
  • 00:22:22.250 --> 00:22:24.290
  • THEM, PASTOR ERWIN WILL LOVE THEM, SPEAK LIFE TO
  • 00:22:25.010 --> 00:22:27.060
  • THEM, INVITE THEM TO THE TABLE.
  • 00:22:27.080 --> 00:22:29.020
  • THEY'LL ALWAYS HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE.
  • 00:22:29.040 --> 00:22:30.230
  • THEY'LL ALWAYS BE ABLE TO EAT FOOD AT THE TABLE.
  • 00:22:30.250 --> 00:22:33.030
  • AND IF BY CHANCE THEY DO SOMETHING WRONG, THEY CAN
  • 00:22:33.050 --> 00:22:35.240
  • BE LIKE YOU KNOW THAT'S NOW HOW YOU WAS RAISED,
  • 00:22:35.260 --> 00:22:37.160
  • GET ON IN HERE AND GET SOME FOOD, LET'S PRAY
  • 00:22:37.180 --> 00:22:39.080
  • ABOUT IT, LET'S TALK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:22:39.100 --> 00:22:40.220
  • AND IF REGULAR HUMAN BEINGS CAN DO THAT, HOW
  • 00:22:40.240 --> 00:22:44.230
  • MUCH MORE DOES OUR HEAVENLY FATHER ELEVATE
  • 00:22:44.250 --> 00:22:47.270
  • US, CLEANSE US, WASH US, RESTORE US, LOVE US,
  • 00:22:47.290 --> 00:22:52.040
  • COVER US, PROTECT US, NURTURE US, FORGIVE US
  • 00:22:52.060 --> 00:22:55.170
  • AND PUSH US BACK INTO DESTINY.
  • 00:22:55.190 --> 00:22:58.050
  • SOMEBODY NEEDS TO BE GRATEFUL THAT YOU HAVE A
  • 00:22:58.070 --> 00:23:00.040
  • FATHER THAT IS RELENTLESS IN HIS LOVE FOR YOU.
  • 00:23:00.060 --> 00:23:03.120
  • TEN SECOND PRAISE BREAK.
  • 00:23:03.140 --> 00:23:06.070
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:23:06.090 --> 00:23:12.050
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:23:12.050 --> 00:23:19.230
  • I'M A CHILD OF GOD, AND I HAVE EQUAL STATUS
  • 00:23:19.250 --> 00:23:22.220
  • WITH JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:23:22.240 --> 00:23:24.280
  • THE TITLE OF MY MESSAGE IS COMMON GROUND.
  • 00:23:25.000 --> 00:23:27.070
  • COMMON GROUND.
  • 00:23:27.090 --> 00:23:30.170
  • THE CROSS OF CHRIST IS THE CENTRAL SEMINAL
  • 00:23:30.190 --> 00:23:33.260
  • MOMENT IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY.
  • 00:23:33.280 --> 00:23:36.070
  • FOR IN THAT MOMENT, AN ETERNAL GOD BROKE THROUGH
  • 00:23:36.090 --> 00:23:39.000
  • TIME, BROKE FROM ETERNITY IN THROUGH TIME, CAME
  • 00:23:39.020 --> 00:23:43.060
  • DOWN IN THE FORM OF HIS SON, AND AS WE WERE
  • 00:23:43.080 --> 00:23:49.130
  • TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO HE WAS AND EVEN THE
  • 00:23:49.150 --> 00:23:51.170
  • DISCIPLES DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHO HE WAS, HE
  • 00:23:51.190 --> 00:23:55.150
  • WALKED A SPOTLESS LIFE ACCORDING TO THE LAW.
  • 00:23:55.170 --> 00:23:58.150
  • 33 SINLESS YEARS, NOT 33 PERFECT YEARS BECAUSE
  • 00:23:58.170 --> 00:24:03.050
  • PERFECT MEANS THAT HE DIDN'T LEARN ANYTHING,
  • 00:24:03.070 --> 00:24:06.140
  • BUT THE BIBLE SAYS HE GREW IN WISDOM AND IN
  • 00:24:06.160 --> 00:24:08.160
  • STATURE AND FAVOR WITH GOD AND MEN.
  • 00:24:08.180 --> 00:24:10.230
  • AND IN ANOTHER PART OF SCRIPTURE IT SAYS HE
  • 00:24:10.250 --> 00:24:12.050
  • LEARNED OBEDIENCE BY THE THINGS THAT HE SUFFERED.
  • 00:24:12.070 --> 00:24:15.040
  • INTERESTING.
  • 00:24:15.060 --> 00:24:16.290
  • SO DON'T BEAT YOURSELF UP WHEN YOU'RE STILL
  • 00:24:17.010 --> 00:24:18.130
  • LEARNING, STILL GROWING, STILL PROCESSING, STILL
  • 00:24:18.150 --> 00:24:21.100
  • TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT, CAN I HAVE A SCIENTIFIC
  • 00:24:21.120 --> 00:24:24.080
  • MIND AND A SPIRITUAL CORE?
  • 00:24:24.100 --> 00:24:26.070
  • YES! THE WORD IS VERY CLEAR, IT DOES NOT CONTRADICT
  • 00:24:26.090 --> 00:24:29.130
  • ITSELF. WHAT DO I DO WITH MY POLITICS AND WHAT DO I DO
  • 00:24:29.150 --> 00:24:32.150
  • WITH MY SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES?
  • 00:24:32.170 --> 00:24:34.180
  • READ THE WORD.
  • 00:24:34.200 --> 00:24:35.250
  • WATCH WHAT JESUS DID WITH BROKEN PEOPLE AND YOU'LL
  • 00:24:35.270 --> 00:24:38.070
  • FIND SOCIAL JUSTICE EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU WATCH
  • 00:24:38.090 --> 00:24:41.000
  • JESUS SHOW UP.
  • 00:24:41.020 --> 00:24:42.230
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:24:42.250 --> 00:24:48.080
  • CAN I BE A CHRISTIAN AND WEAR TINY JEANS?
  • 00:24:48.100 --> 00:24:50.000
  • CLEARLY YOU CAN!
  • 00:24:50.020 --> 00:24:51.270
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:24:51.290 --> 00:24:56.140
  • JESUS' DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION UNLOCKED OUR
  • 00:24:56.160 --> 00:25:01.180
  • DESTINY AND OUR INHERITANCE, AND I
  • 00:25:01.200 --> 00:25:06.170
  • BELIEVE THAT WE ARE THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT.
  • 00:25:06.190 --> 00:25:10.280
  • THAT WE ARE NOT BEING WRITTEN, WE ARE BEING READ.
  • 00:25:11.000 --> 00:25:19.040
  • BECAUSE THE BIBLE CALLS US-- BY THE WAY, HOW MANY
  • 00:25:19.060 --> 00:25:21.170
  • BOOKS ARE THERE IN THE BIBLE?
  • 00:25:21.190 --> 00:25:24.000
  • 66?
  • 00:25:24.020 --> 00:25:25.230
  • NO. IT'S 67 BECAUSE HE CALLS US LIVING LETTERS.
  • 00:25:25.250 --> 00:25:32.160
  • YOU'RE BOOK 67, AND YOU'RE NOT BEING WRITTEN,
  • 00:25:32.180 --> 00:25:36.050
  • YOU'RE BEING READ BECAUSE WHEN A HURRICANE NAMED
  • 00:25:36.070 --> 00:25:40.160
  • HERMAN HITS CORPUS CHRISTI; HERMAN MEANING
  • 00:25:40.180 --> 00:25:42.220
  • ARMY WARRIOR. CORPUS CHRISTI;
  • 00:25:42.240 --> 00:25:45.010
  • CORPUS, BODY; CHRISTI, CHRIST.
  • 00:25:45.030 --> 00:25:47.000
  • WHEN AN ARMY WARRIOR HITS THE BODY OF CHRIST,
  • 00:25:47.020 --> 00:25:52.070
  • THEN PEOPLE DON'T NEED TO HEAR A SERMON,
  • 00:25:52.090 --> 00:25:53.160
  • THEY NEED TO SEE A SERMON.
  • 00:25:53.180 --> 00:25:56.280
  • AND THEN WHEN IRMA SHOWS UP TWO WEEKS LATER ON A
  • 00:25:57.000 --> 00:25:59.210
  • SUNDAY MORNING, IRMA MEANING WARRIOR GODDESS,
  • 00:25:59.230 --> 00:26:03.230
  • ALL THESE ATTACKS, ALL OF THESE SIGNS, DID GOD SEND
  • 00:26:03.250 --> 00:26:07.140
  • THE STORM? OF COURSE NOT.
  • 00:26:07.160 --> 00:26:08.250
  • THAT'S BAD THEOLOGY.
  • 00:26:08.270 --> 00:26:10.100
  • THIS IS THE EARTH GROANING WITH BIRTH PAINS.
  • 00:26:10.120 --> 00:26:11.290
  • READ ROMANS 8:22.
  • 00:26:12.010 --> 00:26:14.070
  • THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS: FOR I CONSIDER THAT
  • 00:26:14.090 --> 00:26:16.190
  • THE SUFFERINGS OF THIS PRESENT AGE ARE NOT
  • 00:26:16.210 --> 00:26:18.060
  • WORTHY TO BE COMPARED WITH THE GLORY THAT SHALL
  • 00:26:18.080 --> 00:26:20.080
  • BE REVEALED IN US, FOR THE EARNEST EXPECTATION
  • 00:26:20.100 --> 00:26:22.220
  • OF THE CREATION EAGERLY AWAITS THE REVEALING OF
  • 00:26:22.240 --> 00:26:24.290
  • THE SONS OF GOD.
  • 00:26:25.010 --> 00:26:26.190
  • EVEN THE EARTH IS WAITING FOR YOU TO TAKE YOUR
  • 00:26:26.210 --> 00:26:28.110
  • RIGHTFUL PLACE.
  • 00:26:28.130 --> 00:26:29.270
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:26:29.290 --> 00:26:35.080
  • BECAUSE THE EARTH IS ALIVE.
  • 00:26:35.100 --> 00:26:37.180
  • IT HAS TO BE ALIVE BECAUSE IT PRODUCES LIFE.
  • 00:26:37.200 --> 00:26:39.190
  • YOU PUT A SEED IN THE EARTH, IT RAISES UP CROPS.
  • 00:26:39.210 --> 00:26:42.170
  • BROCCOLI, CORN, AND OTHER THINGS I DON'T EAT, AND...
  • 00:26:42.190 --> 00:26:45.260
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:26:45.280 --> 00:26:48.190
  • WATER IS LIFE AND WITHOUT IT WE HAVE NOTHING.
  • 00:26:48.210 --> 00:26:51.080
  • SO THE EARTH IS SAYING WHEN WILL THE PEOPLE OF
  • 00:26:51.100 --> 00:26:53.180
  • GOD GET UP, WHEN WILL THEY STOP APOLOGIZING AND
  • 00:26:53.200 --> 00:26:55.290
  • MINIMIZING THE ANOINTING AND THE POWER AND THE
  • 00:26:56.010 --> 00:26:59.060
  • CALLING THAT'S ON THEIR LIFE?
  • 00:26:59.080 --> 00:27:00.180
  • AND WHEN WILL THEY STOP BEING AFRAID OF WHAT
  • 00:27:00.200 --> 00:27:02.040
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY ABOUT THEM, AND HOW MANY PEOPLE
  • 00:27:02.060 --> 00:27:04.020
  • WILL UNFOLLOW THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AND HOW
  • 00:27:04.040 --> 00:27:06.160
  • MANY NEGATIVE COMMENTS THEY'LL GET WHEN PEOPLE
  • 00:27:06.180 --> 00:27:08.190
  • FIND OUT HOW MUCH YOU REALLY LOVE JESUS.
  • 00:27:08.210 --> 00:27:10.200
  • AND YOU DON'T WANT TO GO TOO FAR, YOU JUST WANT TO
  • 00:27:10.220 --> 00:27:12.180
  • STAY IN THE MIDDLE BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT
  • 00:27:12.200 --> 00:27:14.110
  • PEOPLE TO THINK YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE WEIRD
  • 00:27:14.130 --> 00:27:15.210
  • CHRISTIANS, BUT THE TRUTH IS YOU ARE WEIRD BECAUSE
  • 00:27:15.230 --> 00:27:18.020
  • YOU BELIEVE IN THINGS LIKE PRAYER AND ANGELS
  • 00:27:18.040 --> 00:27:20.270
  • AND FORGIVENESS AND MERCY AND RESURRECTION
  • 00:27:20.290 --> 00:27:23.000
  • AND ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:27:23.020 --> 00:27:25.110
  • YOU BELIEVE IN THINGS LIKE THE HOLY GHOST.
  • 00:27:25.130 --> 00:27:27.200
  • YOU BELIEVE IN THINGS LIKE HEAVEN AND MANSIONS
  • 00:27:27.220 --> 00:27:31.160
  • AND HOUSES NOT MADE WITH HANDS.
  • 00:27:31.180 --> 00:27:33.140
  • YOU ARE CRAZY!
  • 00:27:33.160 --> 00:27:35.030
  • AND WHAT'S WRONG WITH CRAZY ANYWAY?
  • 00:27:35.050 --> 00:27:37.140
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:27:37.160 --> 00:27:41.000
  • NORMAL IS OVERRATED.
  • 00:27:41.020 --> 00:27:42.280
  • YOU DIDN'T COME TO MOSAIC TO GO OUT THE SAME WAY
  • 00:27:43.000 --> 00:27:45.110
  • YOU CAME. YOU DIDN'T COME HERE TO GO TO A CONFERENCE
  • 00:27:45.130 --> 00:27:47.220
  • AND BE LIKE THAT WAS REALLY COOL.
  • 00:27:47.240 --> 00:27:49.070
  • NO, YOU CAME HERE TO BE UNLOCKED SO YOU CAN BE
  • 00:27:49.090 --> 00:27:51.280
  • EVERYTHING GOD CALLED YOU TO BE!
  • 00:27:52.000 --> 00:27:54.070
  • IS THERE ANYONE IN HERE CRAZY ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT
  • 00:27:54.090 --> 00:27:56.190
  • THIS IS NOT A CONFERENCE?
  • 00:27:56.210 --> 00:27:58.090
  • THIS WAS AN INVITATION.
  • 00:27:58.110 --> 00:28:00.090
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:28:00.110 --> 00:28:09.160
  • I'M GLAD THAT I GOT FAMILY, WE COME FROM ALL
  • 00:28:09.180 --> 00:28:11.140
  • DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, ALL WALKS OF LIFE.
  • 00:28:11.160 --> 00:28:14.010
  • I LOVE THE NAME MOSAIC. I LOVE WHAT IT MEANS.
  • 00:28:14.030 --> 00:28:17.160
  • IT'S JUST A TAPESTRY OF FABRIC ALL WALKS OF LIFE,
  • 00:28:17.180 --> 00:28:20.040
  • ALL PLACES OF HUMANITY.
  • 00:28:20.060 --> 00:28:21.220
  • YOU GET TO COME IN HERE AND YOU GET TO BELONG.
  • 00:28:21.240 --> 00:28:23.200
  • DOESN'T MATTER WHERE YOU COME FROM, HOW MUCH MONEY
  • 00:28:23.220 --> 00:28:25.040
  • YOU GOT, WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE, THE ETHNICITY OF
  • 00:28:25.060 --> 00:28:27.100
  • YOUR PARENTS. OR HOW YOU CHOOSE TO DEFINE YOURSELF.
  • 00:28:27.120 --> 00:28:29.280
  • YOU'RE WELCOME IN HERE.
  • 00:28:30.000 --> 00:28:31.120
  • THAT'S WHAT THE BODY OF CHRIST IS.
  • 00:28:31.140 --> 00:28:33.020
  • WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT GIFTS,
  • 00:28:33.040 --> 00:28:34.180
  • UNIQUE GIFTS, BUT I'M NOT HATING ON YOUR GIFT
  • 00:28:34.200 --> 00:28:36.130
  • BECAUSE I'M SECURE IN WHO HE'S MADE ME.
  • 00:28:36.150 --> 00:28:39.000
  • AND I'M NOT IN COMPETITION WITH YOU ANYWAY.
  • 00:28:39.020 --> 00:28:41.070
  • I'M IN CONCERT WITH YOU.
  • 00:28:41.090 --> 00:28:43.040
  • SO I CELEBRATE WHEN YOU WIN, AND I CELEBRATE
  • 00:28:43.060 --> 00:28:45.270
  • WHEN GOD ELEVATES YOU.
  • 00:28:45.290 --> 00:28:47.270
  • AND EVEN IF WE HAVE SIMILAR GIFTS, WE DON'T
  • 00:28:47.290 --> 00:28:49.210
  • HAVE THE SAME CALLING.
  • 00:28:49.230 --> 00:28:52.180
  • YOU DO YOU, I'MMA DO WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO DO
  • 00:28:52.200 --> 00:28:54.290
  • BECAUSE I GOTTA PLAY MY ROLE, AND IF I ABDICATE
  • 00:28:55.010 --> 00:28:57.130
  • MY ROLE TRYING TO CHASE YOU, THEN I GO MISSING
  • 00:28:57.150 --> 00:29:01.050
  • AND WHAT I WAS CALLED TO DO GOES MISSING.
  • 00:29:01.070 --> 00:29:04.220
  • WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME LEVEL.
  • 00:29:04.240 --> 00:29:06.020
  • I GOT COMMON GROUND, I GOT FAMILY HERE.
  • 00:29:06.040 --> 00:29:08.080
  • THEY DON'T LOOK LIKE ME, WE DON'T ALL THINK THE
  • 00:29:08.100 --> 00:29:10.150
  • SAME, BUT IT'S STILL IS SECONDARY TO THE BLOOD.
  • 00:29:10.170 --> 00:29:13.250
  • I LAY DOWN MY CULTURE TO PICK UP THE KINGDOM.
  • 00:29:13.270 --> 00:29:17.180
  • WE HAVE COMMON GROUND.
  • 00:29:17.200 --> 00:29:21.090
  • JESUS EXPECTS US TO ACT DIFFERENT THAN THE WORLD.
  • 00:29:21.110 --> 00:29:24.280
  • BUT THE WORLD IS LOOKING FOR LEADERS.
  • 00:29:25.000 --> 00:29:27.190
  • SEE, YOU CAN'T SIT IN YOUR SPIRITUAL LAZY BOY
  • 00:29:27.210 --> 00:29:30.050
  • WAITING FOR SOME OTHER BELIEVER TO DO THEIR JOB.
  • 00:29:30.070 --> 00:29:33.020
  • IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO GET UP AND LET PEOPLE KNOW
  • 00:29:33.040 --> 00:29:35.100
  • WHAT YOU REALLY STAND FOR.
  • 00:29:35.120 --> 00:29:37.140
  • CAN'T BE AFRAID ANYMORE BECAUSE WE WILL NOT FIND
  • 00:29:37.160 --> 00:29:40.070
  • EQUALITY IN THE HALLS OF GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:29:40.090 --> 00:29:42.020
  • IT'S NOT IN THE LEGISLATIVE, IT'S NOT IN
  • 00:29:42.040 --> 00:29:43.260
  • THE JUDICIAL, IT'S NOT IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCHES
  • 00:29:43.280 --> 00:29:46.130
  • BECAUSE MEN CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH.
  • 00:29:46.150 --> 00:29:48.170
  • YOU CANNOT LEGISLATE MORALITY.
  • 00:29:48.190 --> 00:29:50.160
  • ONLY THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN CHANGE A HEART.
  • 00:29:50.180 --> 00:29:53.130
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:29:53.150 --> 00:29:57.220
  • SOMEBODY SAY COMMON GROUND.
  • 00:29:57.240 --> 00:29:59.090
  • - CONGREGATION: COMMON GROUND.
  • 00:29:59.110 --> 00:30:01.080
  • - JESUS SAID IF I, WHEN I AM LIFTED UP, I'LL BE
  • 00:30:01.100 --> 00:30:05.190
  • ABLE TO DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME.
  • 00:30:05.210 --> 00:30:07.290
  • IT WAS AN ALLUSION TO THE CURSE THAT TOOK PLACE IN
  • 00:30:08.010 --> 00:30:13.280
  • THE BOOK OF NUMBERS WHEN THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL
  • 00:30:14.000 --> 00:30:17.240
  • WERE BEING DISOBEDIENT AND SERPENTS CAME IN AND
  • 00:30:17.260 --> 00:30:19.280
  • START BITING PEOPLE, JUST TEARING THEM UP.
  • 00:30:20.000 --> 00:30:23.200
  • MOSES MADE A STAFF AND PUT A SNAKE ON IT.
  • 00:30:23.220 --> 00:30:26.110
  • HE SAID IF YOU LOOK AT IT, IF YOU LOOK AT THE
  • 00:30:26.130 --> 00:30:28.190
  • CURSE, THIS THING, IF YOU LOOK AT IT,
  • 00:30:28.210 --> 00:30:31.040
  • YOU'LL BE HEALED. THE POISON WON'T GET YOU.
  • 00:30:31.060 --> 00:30:36.140
  • WHEN YOU LOOK AT JESUS ON THIS CROSS, WHEN YOU LOOK
  • 00:30:36.160 --> 00:30:41.010
  • UPON HIM, IT SHOULD CHANGE YOU.
  • 00:30:41.030 --> 00:30:43.220
  • YOU CAN'T BE CASUAL ANYMORE.
  • 00:30:43.240 --> 00:30:45.140
  • YOU'RE THE MOST GIFTED GENERATION IN THE
  • 00:30:45.160 --> 00:30:48.050
  • HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:30:48.070 --> 00:30:49.110
  • YOU'RE ALSO THE MOST DISTRACTED GENERATION IN
  • 00:30:49.130 --> 00:30:50.270
  • THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:30:50.290 --> 00:30:53.240
  • AND WE'VE BEEN A BIT TOO CASUAL WITH THE PRESENCE
  • 00:30:53.260 --> 00:30:56.060
  • OF JESUS. I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT OUR CLOTHING.
  • 00:30:56.080 --> 00:30:59.170
  • I'M TALKING ABOUT OUR POSTURE.
  • 00:30:59.190 --> 00:31:02.040
  • I THINK WE'VE LOST THE REVERENCE AND THE HOLINESS
  • 00:31:02.060 --> 00:31:04.100
  • OF WHO GOD IS IN THE RUSH TO BECOME COOLER THAN
  • 00:31:04.120 --> 00:31:07.110
  • COOL. THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE NOT COOL.
  • 00:31:07.130 --> 00:31:09.220
  • THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE HOLY.
  • 00:31:09.240 --> 00:31:11.110
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:31:11.130 --> 00:31:15.010
  • AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT HOLINESS FROM A
  • 00:31:15.030 --> 00:31:16.180
  • BEHAVIORAL STANDPOINT BUT A HOLINESS FROM A
  • 00:31:16.200 --> 00:31:18.170
  • REVERENTIAL STANDPOINT THAT WE HAVE BEEN CALLED BY
  • 00:31:18.190 --> 00:31:21.160
  • AN ETERNAL GOD TO DO SOMETHING THAT WILL OUTLAST
  • 00:31:21.180 --> 00:31:26.010
  • US. WHICH MEANS EVERY NOW AND THEN, WE SHOULDN'T BE
  • 00:31:26.030 --> 00:31:29.120
  • JUST HAVING CASUAL CONVERSATIONS AS WE COME
  • 00:31:29.140 --> 00:31:31.220
  • INTO THE CHURCH.
  • 00:31:31.240 --> 00:31:33.020
  • WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, WE COULD TALK LOUD OUTSIDE
  • 00:31:33.040 --> 00:31:34.280
  • THE CHURCH, BUT AS WE APPROACHED THE DOOR,
  • 00:31:35.000 --> 00:31:36.250
  • WE STARTED WHISPERING BECAUSE THERE WAS A
  • 00:31:36.270 --> 00:31:38.120
  • REVERENCE, THERE WAS AN ANTICIPATION THAT
  • 00:31:38.140 --> 00:31:40.090
  • GOD WOULD SHOW UP.
  • 00:31:40.110 --> 00:31:41.220
  • THERE WAS SOMETHING HOLY ABOUT CHURCH.
  • 00:31:41.240 --> 00:31:44.000
  • AND I KNOW THAT WE'VE SHIFTED IN CULTURE, BUT
  • 00:31:44.020 --> 00:31:46.090
  • NEVER GET SO CASUAL THAT GOD BECOMES FAMILIAR.
  • 00:31:46.110 --> 00:31:51.100
  • HE IS NOT FAMILIAR.
  • 00:31:51.120 --> 00:31:53.210
  • HE IS NOT OUR BUDDY. HE IS A HOLY GOD.
  • 00:31:53.230 --> 00:31:56.110
  • HE'S GOT ANGELS AND ALL THEY DO IS FLY AROUND
  • 00:31:56.130 --> 00:31:58.160
  • HIS THRONE CRYING HOLY, HOLY, HOLY!
  • 00:31:58.180 --> 00:32:01.210
  • THEY GOT SIX WINGS; WITH TWO, THEY COVER THEIR
  • 00:32:01.230 --> 00:32:04.030
  • FEET; WITH TWO, THEY COVER THEIR EYES; AND
  • 00:32:04.050 --> 00:32:05.270
  • WITH TWO, THEY FLY AND THEY DECLARE HOLY HOLY HOLY!
  • 00:32:05.290 --> 00:32:09.170
  • THIS IS THE GOD WHO CREATED THE UNIVERSE
  • 00:32:09.190 --> 00:32:12.000
  • WITH HIS MOUTH. HE CREATED FOR SIX DAYS.
  • 00:32:12.020 --> 00:32:14.170
  • BY THE TIME HE GOT FINISHED TALKING, HE PUT
  • 00:32:14.190 --> 00:32:16.180
  • HIS HANDS IN THE DUST OF THE EARTH, FORMED ADAM
  • 00:32:16.200 --> 00:32:19.260
  • BREATHED INTO HIS NOSTRILS THE
  • 00:32:19.280 --> 00:32:22.120
  • BREATH OF LIFE AND MAN BECAME A LIVING BEING.
  • 00:32:22.140 --> 00:32:24.280
  • YOU'RE TELLING ME THAT OF ALL THE THINGS I'VE SEEN
  • 00:32:25.000 --> 00:32:27.000
  • GOD SPOKE, BUT THE ONLY THING HE PUT HIS HANDS ON
  • 00:32:27.020 --> 00:32:29.190
  • WAS ME? FOUR AND A HALF SECOND PRAISE BREAK.
  • 00:32:29.210 --> 00:32:35.070
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:32:35.090 --> 00:32:42.240
  • MATTER OF FACT, I THINK THAT DESERVES A LONGER
  • 00:32:42.260 --> 00:32:44.140
  • PRAISE BREAK BECAUSE WHEN WE PUT OUR HANDS
  • 00:32:44.160 --> 00:32:47.110
  • TOGETHER, IT LETS GOD KNOW WE UNDERSTAND WHAT
  • 00:32:47.130 --> 00:32:50.040
  • HE DID WHEN HE MADE US.
  • 00:32:50.060 --> 00:32:52.020
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:32:52.040 --> 00:33:02.140
  • WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH IN TIMES OF GREAT
  • 00:33:02.160 --> 00:33:04.140
  • DIVISION? WHAT IS THE ROLE THAT WE ARE TO PLAY?
  • 00:33:04.160 --> 00:33:09.140
  • HOW DO I KNOW THAT WE HAVE COMMON GROUND?
  • 00:33:09.160 --> 00:33:13.160
  • WELL, IT STARTED WITH THE WAY JESUS BUILT HIS
  • 00:33:13.180 --> 00:33:16.130
  • CHURCH. MATTHEW 16, HE'S WALKING, AND HE'S GOT HIS
  • 00:33:16.150 --> 00:33:20.160
  • DISCIPLES AND HE SAYS HEY, WHO DO MEN SAY THAT
  • 00:33:20.180 --> 00:33:23.270
  • I THE SON OF MAN AM?
  • 00:33:23.290 --> 00:33:26.210
  • AND THEY START THROWING OUT POSSIBILITIES.
  • 00:33:26.230 --> 00:33:29.240
  • WELL, SOME SAY YOU'RE ELIJAH, SOME SAY YOU'RE
  • 00:33:29.260 --> 00:33:31.110
  • ONE OF THE PROPHETS.
  • 00:33:31.130 --> 00:33:33.090
  • JOHN THE BAPTIST, YOU DONE CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:33:33.110 --> 00:33:35.070
  • I DON'T KNOW, I JUST ROLL WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU TURN
  • 00:33:35.090 --> 00:33:37.160
  • WATER INTO WINE. I WAS LIKE TURN UP!
  • 00:33:37.180 --> 00:33:40.120
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:33:40.140 --> 00:33:43.150
  • I LOVE THAT THE DISCIPLES WERE NOT THE MOST
  • 00:33:43.170 --> 00:33:45.120
  • BRILLIANT INDIVIDUALS IN THE HISTORY OF THE JERUSALEM.
  • 00:33:45.140 --> 00:33:49.190
  • THESE WERE REGULAR DUDES, FISHERMEN, TAX COLLECTORS
  • 00:33:49.210 --> 00:33:53.280
  • JUST OUT THERE.
  • 00:33:54.000 --> 00:33:55.070
  • I AIN'T CATCHING NOTHING, BEEN OUT HERE, I STINK,
  • 00:33:55.090 --> 00:33:57.120
  • I BEEN OUT HERE ALL DAY, JESUS SAYS HEY,
  • 00:33:57.140 --> 00:34:00.090
  • COME ON WITH ME. WE'LL CATCH MEN.
  • 00:34:00.110 --> 00:34:02.010
  • COOL, I AIN'T CATCHING NOTHING OUT HERE.
  • 00:34:02.030 --> 00:34:03.140
  • I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:34:03.160 --> 00:34:04.190
  • I'M JUST ROLLING WITH YOU.
  • 00:34:04.210 --> 00:34:07.070
  • THOSE MEN HAD AN ANTICIPATION.
  • 00:34:07.090 --> 00:34:10.160
  • THEY WERE LOOKING, HOPING FOR MESHIAC, FOR THE
  • 00:34:10.180 --> 00:34:12.280
  • MESSIAH, BUT THEY THOUGHT THE MESSIAH WAS A
  • 00:34:13.000 --> 00:34:15.170
  • POLITICAL FIGURE, WHICH IS WHY THE PHARISEES
  • 00:34:15.190 --> 00:34:18.110
  • DIDN'T REALLY LIKE JESUS BECAUSE HE DIDN'T PLAY
  • 00:34:18.130 --> 00:34:20.280
  • POLITICS. THEY COULDN'T FIGURE HIM OUT.
  • 00:34:21.000 --> 00:34:24.010
  • HE WAS DOING ALL THESE MIRACLES BUT HE WASN'T
  • 00:34:24.030 --> 00:34:25.130
  • TRYING TO GET POWER.
  • 00:34:25.150 --> 00:34:26.210
  • HE WASN'T BUILDING A MOMENTUM THAT WOULD
  • 00:34:26.230 --> 00:34:28.150
  • MAKE HIM FAMOUS.
  • 00:34:28.170 --> 00:34:31.100
  • HE WASN'T TRYING TO GET TWITTER LIKES
  • 00:34:31.120 --> 00:34:33.020
  • AND FACEBOOK POSTS.
  • 00:34:33.040 --> 00:34:35.040
  • HE WOULD ALWAYS HEAL SOMEBODY AND THEN DIP OFF.
  • 00:34:35.060 --> 00:34:37.150
  • DON'T TELL THEM I DID IT. I'M GONE...
  • 00:34:37.170 --> 00:34:40.010
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:34:40.030 --> 00:34:42.260
  • LEPERS WALKING AROUND LIKE THEY CAME OUT THE
  • 00:34:42.280 --> 00:34:44.110
  • THRILLER VIDEO. HE LIKE, YOU'RE HEALED!
  • 00:34:44.130 --> 00:34:46.140
  • DON'T TELL ANYBODY I DID IT.
  • 00:34:46.160 --> 00:34:48.180
  • GO SHOW YOURSELF TO THE PRIEST.
  • 00:34:48.200 --> 00:34:50.240
  • [SINGING] MY NAME IS JESUS!
  • 00:34:50.260 --> 00:34:52.270
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:34:52.290 --> 00:34:59.270
  • IF YOU'RE TRYING TO GET FAMOUS, JESUS IS NOT THE
  • 00:34:59.290 --> 00:35:05.190
  • MODEL YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT.
  • 00:35:05.210 --> 00:35:09.150
  • EVERYTHING HE DID, HE DID AND DIPPED OFF.
  • 00:35:09.170 --> 00:35:11.160
  • HE KEPT PUSHING THE REFLECTION OF CELEBRATION
  • 00:35:11.180 --> 00:35:16.110
  • TO THE FATHER. NO, NO, NO, NO, NOT ME.
  • 00:35:16.130 --> 00:35:18.170
  • JUST HIM. JUST HIM, JUST HIM.
  • 00:35:18.190 --> 00:35:20.070
  • I ONLY DO WHAT I SEE MY FATHER DO.
  • 00:35:20.090 --> 00:35:21.260
  • I ONLY SPEAK WHAT I SEE MY FATHER SPEAK.
  • 00:35:21.280 --> 00:35:23.120
  • I'M NOT HEAR FOR MYSELF.
  • 00:35:23.140 --> 00:35:24.270
  • FOXES HAVE HOLES, BIRDS HAVE NESTS, SON OF MAN
  • 00:35:24.290 --> 00:35:27.040
  • HAS NO PLACE TO LAY HIS HEAD.
  • 00:35:27.060 --> 00:35:28.190
  • IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR FAME OR FORTUNE, I'M NOT
  • 00:35:28.210 --> 00:35:30.140
  • THE ONE BECAUSE MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD.
  • 00:35:30.160 --> 00:35:33.080
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:35:33.100 --> 00:35:36.270
  • THE OLDER I GET, THE MORE I REALIZE THAT THE THINGS
  • 00:35:36.290 --> 00:35:39.200
  • THAT I THOUGHT WOULD DEFINE ME AS SUCCESSFUL
  • 00:35:39.220 --> 00:35:41.180
  • HAVE GONE TO THE WAYSIDE.
  • 00:35:41.200 --> 00:35:44.060
  • THE THINGS I WANT NOW, PASTOR ERWIN, ARE THINGS
  • 00:35:44.080 --> 00:35:46.030
  • LIKE PEACE IN MY HOUSE.
  • 00:35:46.050 --> 00:35:48.170
  • KIDS THAT LOVE JESUS.
  • 00:35:48.190 --> 00:35:50.100
  • A WIFE THAT SAYS I'M PROUD OF YOU BECAUSE
  • 00:35:50.120 --> 00:35:52.070
  • I SEE THAT YOU'RE SERVING GOD.
  • 00:35:52.090 --> 00:35:53.290
  • I WANT MY KIDS TO CATCH ME IN WORSHIP.
  • 00:35:54.010 --> 00:35:55.290
  • I WANT DIFFERENT THINGS.
  • 00:35:56.010 --> 00:35:57.150
  • I DON'T HAVE ANY DESIRE.
  • 00:35:57.170 --> 00:35:59.050
  • I DO WANT TO GO FISHING EVERY NOW AND THEN,
  • 00:35:59.070 --> 00:36:00.270
  • MAYBE HAVE A NICE MEAL.
  • 00:36:00.290 --> 00:36:02.090
  • AIN'T GONNA LIE. I LIKE MOVIES, I LIKE SCI-FI.
  • 00:36:02.110 --> 00:36:05.030
  • I'M A LUKE SKYWALKER HAN SOLO, BACK IN THE DAY
  • 00:36:05.050 --> 00:36:08.150
  • BAD SPECIAL EFFECTS, JABBA THE HUTT, ALL OF THAT.
  • 00:36:08.170 --> 00:36:11.190
  • I'M WITH THAT.
  • 00:36:11.210 --> 00:36:13.040
  • I CRIED WHEN THEY FROZE HAN SOLO.
  • 00:36:13.060 --> 00:36:14.260
  • WAKE UP! WAKE UP! I LOVE YOU!
  • 00:36:14.280 --> 00:36:19.200
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:36:19.220 --> 00:36:21.270
  • [SINGING] AND I -- NO.
  • 00:36:21.290 --> 00:36:24.090
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:36:24.110 --> 00:36:29.120
  • IT'S HARD FOR ME TO GET EXCITED ABOUT REGULAR
  • 00:36:32.250 --> 00:36:34.290
  • THINGS ANYMORE.
  • 00:36:35.010 --> 00:36:38.010
  • IS THAT YOU, JESUS?
  • 00:36:38.030 --> 00:36:39.190
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:36:39.210 --> 00:36:41.010
  • JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE.
  • 00:36:41.030 --> 00:36:43.100
  • DON'T WANNA GET STRUCK.
  • 00:36:43.120 --> 00:36:47.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:36:47.090 --> 00:36:51.090
  • THE MORE I SEE WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE EARTH,
  • 00:36:51.110 --> 00:36:53.260
  • THE MORE I REALIZE THE BODY OF CHRIST IS THE ANSWER.
  • 00:36:53.280 --> 00:36:58.240
  • I USED TO HEAR THE OLDER SAINTS SAY JESUS IS
  • 00:36:58.260 --> 00:37:01.010
  • THE ANSWER, JESUS IS THE ANSWER.
  • 00:37:01.030 --> 00:37:03.270
  • I REMEMBER WHEN THINGS WOULD HAPPEN IN MY
  • 00:37:03.290 --> 00:37:05.220
  • FAMILY, MY GRANDMOTHER WHEN SHE'D GET BAD NEWS
  • 00:37:05.240 --> 00:37:07.280
  • ON THE PHONE SHE'D START WALKING HER HOUSE SAYING
  • 00:37:08.000 --> 00:37:09.270
  • JESUS, JESUS, JESUS.
  • 00:37:09.290 --> 00:37:12.190
  • JESUS, JESUS, JESUS.
  • 00:37:12.210 --> 00:37:14.290
  • JESUS. HEY JESUS. JESUS.
  • 00:37:15.010 --> 00:37:17.210
  • I WAS YOUNG I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:37:17.230 --> 00:37:19.030
  • I SAID SHOULDN'T YOU BE SAYING MORE IN THE PRAYER?
  • 00:37:19.050 --> 00:37:21.230
  • WHY DON'T YOU START SAYING SOME OTHER WORDS?
  • 00:37:21.250 --> 00:37:23.200
  • BUT THAT'S BECAUSE I WAS IMMATURE AND I DIDN'T
  • 00:37:23.220 --> 00:37:25.230
  • REALIZE WHEN YOU HAVE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM,
  • 00:37:25.250 --> 00:37:27.230
  • HIS NAME IS THE PRAYER.
  • 00:37:27.250 --> 00:37:29.260
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:37:29.280 --> 00:37:32.180
  • BECAUSE HE ALREADY KNOWS WHAT YOU HAVE NEED OF SO
  • 00:37:32.200 --> 00:37:34.110
  • YOU JUST GOTTA CALL.
  • 00:37:34.130 --> 00:37:36.290
  • AND BEFORE YOU CALL, I WILL ANSWER.
  • 00:37:37.010 --> 00:37:38.170
  • OH, GOD, JESUS, JESUS!
  • 00:37:38.190 --> 00:37:42.250
  • THE FACT THAT MY GRANDMOTHER WAS ABLE TO
  • 00:37:42.270 --> 00:37:47.130
  • TALK TO GOD AND THE ETERNAL GOD WOULD LISTEN
  • 00:37:47.150 --> 00:37:50.040
  • TO HER BLEW MY MIND.
  • 00:37:50.060 --> 00:37:51.220
  • THIS WOMAN WHO HAD NO MONEY, NO STATUS, NO
  • 00:37:51.240 --> 00:37:54.090
  • SUBSTANCE, NO ONE KNEW HER, BUT PEOPLE'S LIVES
  • 00:37:54.110 --> 00:37:57.040
  • WERE CHANGED, SOULS WERE SAVED BECAUSE
  • 00:37:57.060 --> 00:37:59.040
  • SHE WAS PRAYING.
  • 00:37:59.060 --> 00:38:00.220
  • I REALIZE THERE'S A POWER THAT PEOPLE WANT SEE, AND
  • 00:38:00.240 --> 00:38:02.270
  • MAYBE PEOPLE WON'T APPLAUD YOU FOR YOUR
  • 00:38:02.290 --> 00:38:04.270
  • PRAYER LIFE, BUT LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, IF
  • 00:38:04.290 --> 00:38:06.130
  • YOU REALLY WANT TO TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM THIS
  • 00:38:06.150 --> 00:38:08.120
  • SERMON YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND THIS IS NOT
  • 00:38:08.140 --> 00:38:10.090
  • THE TIME TO BE TRIVIAL WITH YOUR WALK WITH CHRIST.
  • 00:38:10.110 --> 00:38:12.230
  • YOU BETTER BE IN PRAYER,
  • 00:38:12.250 --> 00:38:15.100
  • YOU BETTER BE READING THIS WORD.
  • 00:38:15.120 --> 00:38:16.270
  • YOU BETTER PUT THAT FACEBOOK DOWN AND GET
  • 00:38:16.290 --> 00:38:19.030
  • YOUR FACE IN HIS BOOK.
  • 00:38:19.050 --> 00:38:21.140
  • YOU BETTER START RUNNING TO THE PRESENCE
  • 00:38:21.160 --> 00:38:23.190
  • OF GOD BECAUSE WE HAVE TOO MANY LIGHT-CALORIE
  • 00:38:23.210 --> 00:38:27.290
  • CHRISTIANS, AND I'M NOT BEING DISRESPECTFUL.
  • 00:38:28.010 --> 00:38:33.070
  • WE GOT A LOT OF MICROWAVE CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:38:33.090 --> 00:38:35.000
  • MY SON, HE LIKES MICROWAVE PIZZA, BUT
  • 00:38:35.020 --> 00:38:37.290
  • YOU PUT IT IN THERE FOR THE TIME IT SAYS ON THE BOX.
  • 00:38:38.010 --> 00:38:39.280
  • YOU BRING IT OUT, THE CRUST IS BURNED, AND OUCH.
  • 00:38:40.000 --> 00:38:43.090
  • IF YOU PUSH IT IN THE MIDDLE, IT'S STILL
  • 00:38:43.110 --> 00:38:45.100
  • FROZEN, STILL COLD BECAUSE THE MICROWAVE
  • 00:38:45.120 --> 00:38:48.170
  • ONLY DEALS WITH THE SURFACE.
  • 00:38:48.190 --> 00:38:51.200
  • MANY OF US WANT TO BE MICROWAVED INTO
  • 00:38:51.220 --> 00:38:53.250
  • LEADERSHIP. I CAN SING. I'VE GOT A GIFT. I CAN WRITE A BOOK.
  • 00:38:53.270 --> 00:38:56.280
  • I'VE GOT A TALENT. AND GOD'S SAYING I DON'T MICROWAVE
  • 00:38:57.000 --> 00:38:59.200
  • LEADERS. I OVEN BAKE THEM, SHADRACH, MESHACH, AND
  • 00:38:59.220 --> 00:39:03.080
  • ABEDNEGO. GOD WILL PUT YOU IN THE CRUCIBLE OF CONFLICT
  • 00:39:03.100 --> 00:39:06.170
  • BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WANT YOU HALF-BAKED WHEN YOU
  • 00:39:06.190 --> 00:39:09.020
  • COME OUT. HE DOESN'T WANT HALF-BAKED THEOLOGY.
  • 00:39:09.040 --> 00:39:11.170
  • HE DOESN'T WANT HALF-BAKED THEOLOGY.
  • 00:39:11.190 --> 00:39:13.210
  • HE DOESN'T WANT SOMEBODY TO BE ABLE TO
  • 00:39:13.230 --> 00:39:15.130
  • TALK YOU DOWN FROM YOUR SALVATION THE FIRST
  • 00:39:15.150 --> 00:39:17.000
  • TIME YOU HEAR SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE
  • 00:39:17.020 --> 00:39:18.070
  • WHAT YOU GREW UP WITH.
  • 00:39:18.090 --> 00:39:19.220
  • YOU HAVE TO HAVE A FOUNDATION ON THE
  • 00:39:19.240 --> 00:39:21.120
  • INSIDE, AND WHEN YOU FIND OUT THAT YOU HAVE
  • 00:39:21.140 --> 00:39:23.150
  • COMMON GROUND WITH EVERY OTHER BELIEVER,
  • 00:39:23.170 --> 00:39:25.220
  • YOU'RE NOT BY YOURSELF, AND THIS IS THE POWER
  • 00:39:25.240 --> 00:39:28.200
  • OF MOMENTS LIKE THIS.
  • 00:39:28.220 --> 00:39:30.100
  • YOU'VE GOT TO STAY CONNECTED BECAUSE THE
  • 00:39:30.120 --> 00:39:33.000
  • ENEMY WILL ALWAYS ATTACK THE ISOLATED SHEEP FIRST.
  • 00:39:33.020 --> 00:39:37.220
  • SO WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH NOW?
  • 00:39:37.240 --> 00:39:40.190
  • FOR US TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT UNITY LOOKS
  • 00:39:40.210 --> 00:39:42.200
  • LIKE, FOR US TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT IT MEANS
  • 00:39:42.220 --> 00:39:48.070
  • TO LAY DOWN EVERY OTHER AFFILIATION EXCEPT THE
  • 00:39:48.090 --> 00:39:51.150
  • CROSS AND FIGHT FOR SOULS.
  • 00:39:51.170 --> 00:39:54.240
  • THIS IS THE POWER OF COMMON GROUND, AND WHEN
  • 00:39:54.260 --> 00:39:57.160
  • YOU STUDY THE LIFE OF JESUS, YOU WILL FIND
  • 00:39:57.180 --> 00:40:00.110
  • HIM CONSTANTLY CONNECTING TO PEOPLE
  • 00:40:00.130 --> 00:40:03.070
  • WHO WERE NOT FROM WHERE HE WAS FROM, WHO DID
  • 00:40:03.090 --> 00:40:05.170
  • NOT THINK LIKE HE THOUGHT AND DID NOT ACT
  • 00:40:05.190 --> 00:40:08.090
  • LIKE HE ACTED, AND HE WAS ALWAYS FILLED WITH
  • 00:40:08.110 --> 00:40:11.100
  • GRACE, FILLED WITH LOVE, FILLED WITH COMPASSION.
  • 00:40:11.120 --> 00:40:13.280
  • AND NO MATTER WHERE THEY WERE ON THE
  • 00:40:14.000 --> 00:40:16.110
  • SPECTRUM OF SOCIETAL POPULARITY, HE WOULD
  • 00:40:16.130 --> 00:40:19.010
  • ALWAYS REACH DOWN AND LIFT THEM UP TO WHERE
  • 00:40:19.030 --> 00:40:21.210
  • HE WAS. TALK TO ME, JESUS.
  • 00:40:21.230 --> 00:40:24.060
  • THE WOMAN WAS CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF ADULTERY.
  • 00:40:24.080 --> 00:40:26.260
  • YOU KNOW THE LAW.
  • 00:40:26.280 --> 00:40:28.200
  • YOU'RE THE FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW AND THE
  • 00:40:28.220 --> 00:40:30.130
  • PROPHETS, AND YOU START WRITING IN THE GROUND
  • 00:40:30.150 --> 00:40:32.070
  • AND THEN SAY, ANY ONE OF YOU WHO HASN'T
  • 00:40:32.090 --> 00:40:34.060
  • SINNED, Y'ALL THROW THE FIRST ROCK.
  • 00:40:34.080 --> 00:40:40.110
  • OF COURSE THEY ALL LEFT FROM THE OLDEST TO THE
  • 00:40:40.130 --> 00:40:42.060
  • YOUNGEST, AND HE SAYS, WHERE ARE YOUR ACCUSERS?
  • 00:40:42.080 --> 00:40:44.240
  • NOWHERE, LORD. HE SAID, "NEITHER DO I CONDEMN YOU.
  • 00:40:44.260 --> 00:40:46.240
  • GO AND SIN NO MORE." JESUS, WHO COULD HAVE
  • 00:40:46.260 --> 00:40:50.120
  • THROWN ALL THE ROCKS LIKE, THEY GONE.
  • 00:40:50.140 --> 00:40:53.000
  • OKAY [THROWS A ROCK] I'M WITHOUT SIN, I'M JUST SAYING.
  • 00:40:53.020 --> 00:40:54.290
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:40:55.010 --> 00:41:00.020
  • INSTEAD OF THROWING ROCKS, WHICH IS
  • 00:41:00.040 --> 00:41:01.210
  • SYMBOLIC OF THE LAW -- STONE, PETROS --
  • 00:41:01.230 --> 00:41:04.250
  • HE THREW GRACE...
  • 00:41:04.270 --> 00:41:08.080
  • BECAUSE THAT'S ALL HE COULD THROW BECAUSE HE
  • 00:41:08.100 --> 00:41:10.050
  • WAS FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH.
  • 00:41:10.070 --> 00:41:14.130
  • THAT WAS A BLACK CHURCH MOMENT, BY THE WAY.
  • 00:41:14.150 --> 00:41:16.220
  • ONE OF THE MOTHERS, "YES! HALLELUJAH!"
  • 00:41:16.240 --> 00:41:19.010
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:41:19.030 --> 00:41:20.200
  • NO, NO, NO, IT'S COOL.
  • 00:41:20.220 --> 00:41:22.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:41:22.090 --> 00:41:24.250
  • JESUS DIDN'T CONDEMN THAT WOMAN.
  • 00:41:24.270 --> 00:41:27.240
  • SHE WAS CAUGHT, AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU,
  • 00:41:27.260 --> 00:41:30.080
  • BUT HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CAUGHT IN YOUR WRONG?
  • 00:41:30.100 --> 00:41:32.260
  • YOU KNEW YOU WERE WRONG.
  • 00:41:32.280 --> 00:41:34.050
  • IT WASN'T ANYBODY ELSE'S FAULT.
  • 00:41:34.070 --> 00:41:35.150
  • YOU KNEW YOU DID IT. IT WAS YOU.
  • 00:41:35.170 --> 00:41:37.100
  • JESUS COULD HAVE GONE LAW, BUT HE ALWAYS WENT GRACE.
  • 00:41:37.120 --> 00:41:42.120
  • WHEN THE LEPER CAME UP TO JESUS AND SAID, "IF
  • 00:41:42.140 --> 00:41:44.030
  • YOU ARE WILLING, YOU CAN CLEANSE ME." THE
  • 00:41:44.050 --> 00:41:47.280
  • BIBLE SAYS JESUS TOUCHED HIM AND THEN HE
  • 00:41:48.000 --> 00:41:49.280
  • SAID, "I AM WILLING. BE CLEANSED.
  • 00:41:50.000 --> 00:41:52.060
  • BE MADE WHOLE." THIS IS PROFOUND BECAUSE OF THE ORDER.
  • 00:41:52.080 --> 00:41:57.140
  • JESUS DIDN'T SAY "I'M WILLING BE CLEANSED"
  • 00:41:57.160 --> 00:41:59.100
  • AND THEN TOUCH HIM.
  • 00:41:59.120 --> 00:42:02.080
  • THAT'S WHAT RELIGION DOES.
  • 00:42:02.100 --> 00:42:03.240
  • WE WAIT FOR YOU TO BE CLEAN, AND THEN WE WANT
  • 00:42:03.260 --> 00:42:05.010
  • TO TAKE CREDIT.
  • 00:42:05.030 --> 00:42:06.190
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:42:06.210 --> 00:42:09.140
  • BUT RELATIONSHIP WITH YESHUA SAYS I'LL PUT
  • 00:42:09.160 --> 00:42:11.290
  • YOUR HANDS ON YOU WHILE YOU'RE STILL DIRTY,
  • 00:42:12.010 --> 00:42:14.000
  • WHILE OTHER PEOPLE SAY THERE'S NO VALUE, AND I
  • 00:42:14.020 --> 00:42:15.180
  • WILL KEEP MY HAND HERE UNTIL YOU GET CLEAN.
  • 00:42:15.200 --> 00:42:18.210
  • IT'S CALLED COMMON GROUND. I'M GONNA WALK WITH YOU.
  • 00:42:18.230 --> 00:42:21.090
  • I'M GONNA WALK WITH YOU AND TALK WITH YOU.
  • 00:42:21.110 --> 00:42:23.240
  • I'M GONNA PRAY WITH YOU. I'M GONNA COVER YOU.
  • 00:42:23.260 --> 00:42:26.080
  • I'M GONNA LOVE ON YOU. I HAVE GRACE FOR YOU.
  • 00:42:26.100 --> 00:42:29.080
  • THERE'S NO JUDGMENT HERE.
  • 00:42:29.100 --> 00:42:30.290
  • WE'VE ALL BEEN DIRTY.
  • 00:42:31.010 --> 00:42:32.200
  • WE'VE ALL HAD LEPER MOMENTS.
  • 00:42:32.220 --> 00:42:34.110
  • WE ALL HAVE THINGS WE'RE NOT PROUD OF, BUT
  • 00:42:34.130 --> 00:42:36.190
  • JESUS WALKS WITH YOU OF THE IT'S AN OLD SONG.
  • 00:42:36.210 --> 00:42:39.230
  • [SINGING] AND HE WALKS WITH ME...
  • 00:42:39.250 --> 00:42:41.280
  • AND HE TALKS WITH ME...
  • 00:42:42.000 --> 00:42:44.000
  • AND HE TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN...
  • 00:42:44.020 --> 00:42:47.230
  • AND THE JOY WE SHARE AS WE TARRY THERE...
  • 00:42:47.250 --> 00:42:51.110
  • NONE OTHER HAS EVER KNOWN...
  • 00:42:51.130 --> 00:42:55.060
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:42:55.080 --> 00:42:59.070
  • COMMON GROUND WITH THE WOMAN CAUGHT IN
  • 00:42:59.090 --> 00:43:01.160
  • THE ACT OF ADULTERY.
  • 00:43:01.180 --> 00:43:03.080
  • COMMON GROUND WITH A LEPROUS MAN.
  • 00:43:03.100 --> 00:43:05.290
  • COMMON GROUND, LUKE 7, WITH A PROSTITUTE THAT
  • 00:43:06.010 --> 00:43:08.270
  • BUSTED INTO A DINNER WITH A TON OF PHARISEES
  • 00:43:08.290 --> 00:43:12.290
  • AND A GREAT MESSIAH, AND ALL OF THEM WERE
  • 00:43:13.010 --> 00:43:15.130
  • SILENT, AND SHE WALKS IN, AND SHE BEGINS TO
  • 00:43:15.150 --> 00:43:17.130
  • STAND BEHIND JESUS WEEPING.
  • 00:43:17.150 --> 00:43:19.120
  • AND THEN SOMEHOW, SHE GOES FROM WEEPING TO
  • 00:43:19.140 --> 00:43:22.040
  • WORSHIPPING BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS.
  • 00:43:22.060 --> 00:43:24.120
  • WHEN YOU COME FROM THE LAW, SHAME SETS SHAME
  • 00:43:24.140 --> 00:43:26.220
  • ON YOU, BUT JESUS IS GRACE EMBODIED, AND
  • 00:43:26.240 --> 00:43:29.210
  • WHEN YOU COME INTO CONTACT WITH JESUS, YOU
  • 00:43:29.230 --> 00:43:33.020
  • GO FROM LAW TO GRACE, AND WHERE THE LAW SAYS
  • 00:43:33.040 --> 00:43:36.170
  • SHAME ON YOU, GRACE SAYS SHAME OFF YOU.
  • 00:43:36.190 --> 00:43:39.230
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:43:39.250 --> 00:43:43.090
  • SHE BREAKS OPEN HER ALABASTER BOX
  • 00:43:43.110 --> 00:43:46.030
  • AND POURS IT ON JESUS.
  • 00:43:46.050 --> 00:43:49.220
  • AND HE SAYS, "YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN." THEN HE
  • 00:43:49.240 --> 00:43:52.180
  • GOES A STEP FURTHER.
  • 00:43:52.200 --> 00:43:54.130
  • HE SAYS, "YOUR FAITH HAS SAVED YOU.
  • 00:43:54.150 --> 00:43:56.060
  • GO IN PEACE." SHE WALKED IN
  • 00:43:56.080 --> 00:43:58.060
  • IN PIECES, AND LEFT OUT WITH PEACE.
  • 00:43:58.080 --> 00:44:00.270
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:44:00.290 --> 00:44:02.160
  • COMMON GROUND.
  • 00:44:02.180 --> 00:44:04.130
  • WE HAVE ARE YOU SEE JESUS, HE'S ALWAYS
  • 00:44:04.150 --> 00:44:06.000
  • PICKING PEOPLE UP.
  • 00:44:06.020 --> 00:44:07.210
  • HE'S ALWAYS DUSTING THEM OFF.
  • 00:44:07.230 --> 00:44:09.100
  • HE'S ALWAYS BUILDING BRIDGES, AND HE WAS
  • 00:44:09.120 --> 00:44:11.210
  • THREE THINGS THAT THE BODY OF CHRIST MUST
  • 00:44:11.230 --> 00:44:13.130
  • BECOME IF WE ARE GOING TO BE THE COMMON GROUND
  • 00:44:13.150 --> 00:44:15.220
  • THAT HE'S CALLING FOR.
  • 00:44:15.240 --> 00:44:17.190
  • HE WAS RELATIONAL, RELATABLE, AND
  • 00:44:17.210 --> 00:44:19.150
  • RELEVANT.
  • 00:44:19.170 --> 00:44:22.040
  • RELATIONAL, RELATABLE, AND RELEVANT.
  • 00:44:22.060 --> 00:44:26.060
  • YOU SEE IT NO BETTER THAN IN JOHN FOUR.
  • 00:44:26.080 --> 00:44:29.030
  • YOU SEE THE SAMARITAN WOMAN AT THE WELL, AND
  • 00:44:29.050 --> 00:44:31.030
  • YOU KNOW, JEWS AND SAMARITANS DID NOT HANG OUT.
  • 00:44:31.050 --> 00:44:32.200
  • IT WAS LIKE THE BLOODS VERSUS THE CRIPS.
  • 00:44:32.220 --> 00:44:34.290
  • IT WAS THE HATFIELDS VERSUS THE MCCOYS.
  • 00:44:35.010 --> 00:44:36.270
  • IT WAS WHATEVER VERSUS WHATEVER, WHATEVER
  • 00:44:36.290 --> 00:44:39.140
  • POLARIC OPPOSITES YOU CAN THINK OF, AND JESUS
  • 00:44:39.160 --> 00:44:42.050
  • KNEW THAT THE SAMARITANS AND THE JEWS
  • 00:44:42.070 --> 00:44:46.040
  • DID NOT HANG OUT, BUT IT DID NOT STOP HIM
  • 00:44:46.060 --> 00:44:48.080
  • FROM BEING INTENTIONAL ABOUT BEING AT THAT
  • 00:44:48.100 --> 00:44:50.290
  • WELL IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY AND KNEW THAT WOMAN
  • 00:44:51.010 --> 00:44:53.120
  • WAS COMING BECAUSE THE WOMAN CAME IN THE
  • 00:44:53.140 --> 00:44:55.290
  • MIDDLE OF THE HEAT BECAUSE SHE DID NOT
  • 00:44:56.010 --> 00:44:58.040
  • WANT TO ENCOUNTER OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE SHAME
  • 00:44:58.060 --> 00:45:00.150
  • HAD GRIPPED HER BECAUSE OF THE LIFESTYLE SHE
  • 00:45:00.170 --> 00:45:02.140
  • WAS CURRENTLY LIVING.
  • 00:45:02.160 --> 00:45:04.110
  • AND JESUS SAT BY THE WELL WITH HIS BRITISH
  • 00:45:04.130 --> 00:45:06.230
  • ACCENT FROM THE MOVIES WHILE THE WOMAN WALKED
  • 00:45:06.250 --> 00:45:08.180
  • UP FROM SAMARIA FROM THE HOOD.
  • 00:45:08.200 --> 00:45:10.210
  • AND HE'S LIKE, [BRITISH ACCENT] GIVE ME A DRINK.
  • 00:45:10.230 --> 00:45:12.260
  • AND SHE WAS LIKE, FIRST OF ALL, WHO ARE YOU?
  • 00:45:12.280 --> 00:45:14.260
  • YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ME, REPRESENT, OKAY? SAMARIA.
  • 00:45:14.280 --> 00:45:18.140
  • WHY ARE YOU OVER HERE, OKAY?
  • 00:45:18.160 --> 00:45:20.190
  • JEWS AND SAMARITANS DO NOT TALK TO ONE
  • 00:45:20.210 --> 00:45:22.270
  • ANOTHER, A-IGHT? YOU DON'T, NO, BACK UP.
  • 00:45:22.290 --> 00:45:26.060
  • WHY YOU GOT THAT ROBE ON? IT'S HOT OUTSIDE.
  • 00:45:26.080 --> 00:45:28.110
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:45:28.130 --> 00:45:39.100
  • JESUS IS LIKE, IF YOU KNEW WHO I WAS, YOU'D
  • 00:45:39.120 --> 00:45:41.100
  • ASK ME FOR A DRINK, AND YOU'D NEVER THIRST AGAIN.
  • 00:45:41.120 --> 00:45:44.240
  • [AUDIENCE CHEERING]
  • 00:45:44.260 --> 00:45:47.190
  • SHE WAS LIKE, ALL RIGHT, GIVE ME A DRINK
  • 00:45:47.210 --> 00:45:49.020
  • OF WATER, THEN.
  • 00:45:49.040 --> 00:45:50.290
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:45:51.010 --> 00:45:57.180
  • THIS IS MY VERSION.
  • 00:45:57.200 --> 00:45:59.130
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:45:59.150 --> 00:46:02.000
  • JESUS SAID, WHY DON'T YOU GO GET YOUR
  • 00:46:02.020 --> 00:46:03.120
  • HUSBAND? AND WE'LL CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION.
  • 00:46:03.140 --> 00:46:05.270
  • SHE WAS LIKE, WELL, YOU KNOW I'M NOT MARRIED.
  • 00:46:05.290 --> 00:46:07.160
  • HE WAS LIKE, SLOW UP, BOO.
  • 00:46:07.180 --> 00:46:08.280
  • I DON'T KNOW LIKE YOU LIKE THAT.
  • 00:46:09.000 --> 00:46:10.140
  • I'M THE SAVIOR, GIRL. GET IT TOGETHER.
  • 00:46:10.160 --> 00:46:11.220
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:46:11.240 --> 00:46:15.110
  • SO HE STARTS OFF RELATIONAL, RELATABLE
  • 00:46:15.130 --> 00:46:17.060
  • AND RELEVANT.
  • 00:46:17.080 --> 00:46:18.200
  • THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT WATER BECAUSE THEY'RE
  • 00:46:18.220 --> 00:46:20.270
  • AT A WELL, RELATIONAL, THAT'S RELATABLE.
  • 00:46:20.290 --> 00:46:22.130
  • HE'S KIND, AND HE'S KIND TO A SAMARITAN
  • 00:46:22.150 --> 00:46:24.110
  • WOMAN, WHICH CATCHES HER OFF GUARD BECAUSE
  • 00:46:24.130 --> 00:46:26.120
  • SAMARITANS DON'T NORMALLY EXPECT
  • 00:46:26.140 --> 00:46:28.080
  • KINDNESS FROM THE JEWISH LEADERS, LET
  • 00:46:28.100 --> 00:46:30.070
  • ALONE A HIGH PRIEST OF JESUS' STATURE.
  • 00:46:30.090 --> 00:46:32.070
  • AND THEN HE ASKS A QUESTION AND SAYS, WHY
  • 00:46:32.090 --> 00:46:34.220
  • DON'T YOU GO GET YOUR HUSBAND?
  • 00:46:34.240 --> 00:46:36.170
  • SHE TELLS THE TRUTH, I'M NOT MARRIED, AND THEN HE
  • 00:46:36.190 --> 00:46:38.010
  • TAKES THIS RELATIONAL, RELATABLE RELEVANT
  • 00:46:38.030 --> 00:46:39.190
  • MOMENT AND HE GOES SUPERNATURAL ON HER.
  • 00:46:39.210 --> 00:46:42.240
  • AND HE WAS LIKE, YOU'RE RIGHT, YOU'RE NOT MARRIED.
  • 00:46:42.260 --> 00:46:45.080
  • YOU'VE ACTUALLY BEEN MARRIED FIVE TIMES, AND
  • 00:46:45.100 --> 00:46:47.070
  • THE MAN YOU'RE LIVING WITH NOW IS NOT YOUR HUSBAND.
  • 00:46:47.090 --> 00:46:49.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:46:49.090 --> 00:46:56.110
  • EVERYTHING YOU DID TO ME HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE.
  • 00:46:56.130 --> 00:47:00.160
  • WHO TOLD YOU MY BUSINESS?
  • 00:47:00.180 --> 00:47:01.210
  • SHANIQUA, DID YOU TELL HIM MY BUSINESS?
  • 00:47:01.230 --> 00:47:03.030
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:47:03.050 --> 00:47:04.180
  • I TOLD YOU TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH CLOSED!
  • 00:47:04.200 --> 00:47:06.020
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:47:06.040 --> 00:47:09.130
  • Y'ALL DID NOT KNOW SHANIQUA WAS IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:47:09.150 --> 00:47:11.170
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:47:11.190 --> 00:47:16.090
  • JESUS WAS THE 7TH MAN, THE ONE THAT CAME TO
  • 00:47:16.110 --> 00:47:21.100
  • COMPLETE HER, BECAUSE THE 6TH COULDN'T GET IT DONE.
  • 00:47:21.120 --> 00:47:25.210
  • HE WAS THE FIRST MAN IN HER LIFE THAT DIDN'T
  • 00:47:25.230 --> 00:47:27.060
  • WANT HER FOR HER PHYSICAL.
  • 00:47:27.080 --> 00:47:29.060
  • HE CAME TO HEAL THE SPIRITUAL.
  • 00:47:29.080 --> 00:47:33.080
  • AND WHAT SIX MEN COULDN'T DO, HE DID IN
  • 00:47:33.100 --> 00:47:34.290
  • ONE CONVERSATION.
  • 00:47:35.010 --> 00:47:36.250
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:47:36.270 --> 00:47:38.240
  • HE UNLOCKED HER POTENTIAL, RESTORED HER
  • 00:47:38.260 --> 00:47:41.030
  • HOPE, GAVE HER FAITH AND GAVE HER A
  • 00:47:41.050 --> 00:47:43.250
  • PLATFORM.
  • 00:47:43.270 --> 00:47:45.170
  • THIS IS THE POWER OF A COMMON GROUND.
  • 00:47:45.190 --> 00:47:47.150
  • JESUS, THAT WILL GO OUT OF HIS WAY TO MEET THE
  • 00:47:47.170 --> 00:47:49.290
  • NEEDS OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:47:50.010 --> 00:47:51.190
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:47:51.210 --> 00:47:55.160
  • JESUS.... SHE GOES TO HER CITY AND SAYS,
  • 00:47:55.180 --> 00:48:00.230
  • COME SEE A MAN.
  • 00:48:00.250 --> 00:48:02.230
  • HE TOLD ME EVERYTHING I EVER DID, AND BY THE
  • 00:48:02.250 --> 00:48:04.160
  • TIME THE EXCHANGE WAS OVER, THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:48:04.180 --> 00:48:06.250
  • MANY IN HER TOWN WERE SAVED.
  • 00:48:06.270 --> 00:48:08.290
  • SHE WENT FROM A BROKEN WOMAN LIVING IN A
  • 00:48:09.010 --> 00:48:11.220
  • BROKEN RELATIONSHIP TO AN EVANGELIST IN ONE AFTERNOON.
  • 00:48:11.240 --> 00:48:17.230
  • SO DON'T THINK GOD CAN'T TURN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:48:17.250 --> 00:48:19.130
  • AROUND IN ONE SESSION. WOO!
  • 00:48:19.150 --> 00:48:22.210
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:48:22.230 --> 00:48:28.190
  • JESUS KNEW THAT HE COULDN'T GET EVERYBODY
  • 00:48:28.210 --> 00:48:31.220
  • UP TO THE LEVEL THAT HIS FATHER WANTED THEM
  • 00:48:31.240 --> 00:48:34.290
  • TO ONE-BY-ONE IN HIS NATURAL LIFE SPAN, SO
  • 00:48:35.010 --> 00:48:39.080
  • IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, HE SAYS,
  • 00:48:39.100 --> 00:48:41.020
  • FATHER, IF IT BE YOUR WILL, LET IT CUP PASS.
  • 00:48:41.040 --> 00:48:43.210
  • NEVERTHELESS, YOUR WILL, NOT MY WILL, BE DONE.
  • 00:48:43.230 --> 00:48:47.070
  • AND IN THAT MOMENT, OUR ELDER BROTHER AND HIGH
  • 00:48:47.090 --> 00:48:50.130
  • PRIEST DECIDED TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE IN
  • 00:48:50.150 --> 00:48:53.230
  • EXCHANGE FOR YOURS, AND HE THAT KNEW NO SIN WAS
  • 00:48:53.250 --> 00:48:57.030
  • MADE SIN THAT THROUGH HIM, WE MIGHT BECOME
  • 00:48:57.050 --> 00:48:58.240
  • THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM.
  • 00:48:58.260 --> 00:49:01.270
  • AND HE WENT TO THE CROSS WILLINGLY.
  • 00:49:01.290 --> 00:49:03.160
  • THEY BEAT HIM MERCILESSLY.
  • 00:49:03.180 --> 00:49:05.280
  • YOU COULDN'T EVEN RECOGNIZE HIM.
  • 00:49:06.000 --> 00:49:08.000
  • FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS.
  • 00:49:08.020 --> 00:49:09.230
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS HIS VISAGE, HIS FACE, WAS
  • 00:49:09.250 --> 00:49:12.090
  • MARRED MORE THAN ANY MAN.
  • 00:49:12.110 --> 00:49:13.260
  • ISAIAH WROTE IT.
  • 00:49:13.280 --> 00:49:15.290
  • AND THEN HE DIED.
  • 00:49:16.010 --> 00:49:21.110
  • BUT HE DIDN'T STAY DEAD BECAUSE HE WAS FULL OF
  • 00:49:21.130 --> 00:49:25.080
  • LIFE, AND LIFE CAN'T DIE ANY MORE
  • 00:49:25.100 --> 00:49:27.040
  • THAN DEATH CAN LIVE.
  • 00:49:27.060 --> 00:49:28.280
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:49:29.000 --> 00:49:33.130
  • JESUS' DEATH CREATED COMMON GROUND, AND
  • 00:49:33.150 --> 00:49:37.110
  • BECAUSE OF HIS DEATH, WE NOW HAVE THREE THINGS.
  • 00:49:37.130 --> 00:49:41.020
  • PUT THESE IN YOUR SMART PHONE DEVICE.
  • 00:49:41.040 --> 00:49:45.160
  • WE NOW SHARE A CONNECTED HUMANITY.
  • 00:49:45.180 --> 00:49:50.120
  • THERE'S NO JEW, NO FREE, NO SLAVE,
  • 00:49:50.140 --> 00:49:52.140
  • NO SCYTHIAN, NO GREEK, NO BLACK, NO
  • 00:49:52.160 --> 00:49:54.240
  • WHITE, NO HISPANIC, NO ASIAN, NO UGANDAN,
  • 00:49:54.260 --> 00:49:56.180
  • NIGERIAN, PUERTO RICAN, GERMAN.
  • 00:49:56.200 --> 00:50:03.190
  • THAT'S NOT OUR PRIMARY CHARACTERISTIC.
  • 00:50:03.210 --> 00:50:06.100
  • THAT'S A TERTIARY, "QUADRONARY", WHATEVER,
  • 00:50:06.120 --> 00:50:09.190
  • CHARACTERISTIC. THE PRIMARY CHARACTERISTIC OF
  • 00:50:09.210 --> 00:50:12.020
  • BELIEVERS IS THAT WE HAVE COME INTO CONTACT
  • 00:50:12.040 --> 00:50:14.160
  • WITH THE BLOOD OF JESUS, AND WE ARE
  • 00:50:14.180 --> 00:50:16.170
  • FOREVER MARKED, AND WE FIGHT FOR SOULS
  • 00:50:16.190 --> 00:50:19.120
  • BECAUSE IT'S THE ONLY THING THAT IS ETERNAL.
  • 00:50:19.140 --> 00:50:24.050
  • AND SO WE SET OUR EYES ON THE ETERNAL.
  • 00:50:24.070 --> 00:50:27.120
  • WE HAVE A CONNECTED HUMANITY, WHICH MEANS
  • 00:50:27.140 --> 00:50:29.050
  • WE DON'T BEAT PEOPLE UP BECAUSE THEY'RE
  • 00:50:29.070 --> 00:50:31.020
  • STRUGGLING WITH SOMETHING THAT WE ARE NOT.
  • 00:50:31.040 --> 00:50:33.040
  • WE COVER THEM, AND IF THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT
  • 00:50:33.060 --> 00:50:35.150
  • LIFE STORY OR A DIFFERENT PAIN, WE
  • 00:50:35.170 --> 00:50:39.130
  • DON'T CLOSE OURSELVES OFF.
  • 00:50:39.150 --> 00:50:41.170
  • WE WELCOME THEM IN.
  • 00:50:41.190 --> 00:50:43.070
  • IF THEY DON'T WEAR CHURCH CLOTHES, THEY'RE
  • 00:50:43.090 --> 00:50:45.190
  • STILL WELCOMED INTO THE FAMILY OF FAITH.
  • 00:50:45.210 --> 00:50:48.170
  • WE HAVE A CONNECTED HUMANITY.
  • 00:50:48.190 --> 00:50:50.080
  • NUMBER TWO, WE HAVE A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY.
  • 00:50:50.100 --> 00:50:56.160
  • WE'RE FAMILY. THE BODY OF CHRIST MAKES -- I HAVE A
  • 00:50:56.180 --> 00:50:59.220
  • SHARED RESPONSIBILITY.
  • 00:50:59.240 --> 00:51:01.180
  • THAT MEANS WE MUST BE THE BODY OF CHRIST TO
  • 00:51:01.200 --> 00:51:04.180
  • THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW, THE HANDS AND FEET OF
  • 00:51:04.200 --> 00:51:06.090
  • JESUS. WE HAVE TO BE THAT.
  • 00:51:06.110 --> 00:51:09.230
  • WE CAN'T JUST TALK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:51:09.250 --> 00:51:11.160
  • WE GOT TO GO AND TALK TO THE PEOPLE, AND YOU
  • 00:51:11.180 --> 00:51:13.070
  • GOT TO TALK TO PEOPLE THAT DON'T COME FROM
  • 00:51:13.090 --> 00:51:14.290
  • WHERE YOU COME FROM OR LOOK LIKE WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE.
  • 00:51:15.010 --> 00:51:16.160
  • YOU GOTTA BE NOT JUST RELATIONAL, RELATABLE
  • 00:51:16.180 --> 00:51:18.130
  • AND RELEVANT, BUT THE LAST TWO ARE
  • 00:51:18.150 --> 00:51:20.080
  • INTENTIONAL AND UNCOMFORTABLE.
  • 00:51:20.100 --> 00:51:22.050
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:51:22.070 --> 00:51:23.290
  • THE CHURCH TODAY IS TOO COMFORTABLE.
  • 00:51:24.010 --> 00:51:25.260
  • WE WERE NEVER CALLED TO BE COMFORTABLE.
  • 00:51:25.280 --> 00:51:28.040
  • WE WEREN'T CALLED TO SIT AT THE TABLE
  • 00:51:28.060 --> 00:51:29.210
  • AND BE SERVED.
  • 00:51:29.230 --> 00:51:31.050
  • WE'RE CALLED TO BE THE WAITERS. WE'RE CALLED TO SERVE.
  • 00:51:31.070 --> 00:51:33.160
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:51:33.180 --> 00:51:35.180
  • WE HAVE A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY.
  • 00:51:35.200 --> 00:51:37.060
  • AND FINALLY, WE HAVE A COMMITMENT TO LEGACY.
  • 00:51:37.080 --> 00:51:41.190
  • I HAVE A SON AND A DAUGHTER NOW, SO I'M ON
  • 00:51:41.210 --> 00:51:44.000
  • THE CLOCK, AND ONE DAY, IT WILL BE THEIR TURN.
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  • WHERE I DIDN'T HAVE MY FATHER'S SHOULDERS TO
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  • STAND ON, IF I LIVE MY LIFE RIGHT, MY CHILDREN
  • 00:51:52.230 --> 00:51:55.180
  • WILL BE ABLE TO STAND ON MY SHOULDERS AND MY
  • 00:51:55.200 --> 00:51:57.180
  • NAME WILL BE ABLE TO OPEN DOORS FOR THEM.
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  • JOSHUA, YOUR DAD'S GREAT NAME HAS OPENED
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  • DOORS FOR YOU AND ME.
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  • I THANK YOU FOR IT.
  • 00:52:09.040 --> 00:52:15.290
  • BUT ONE DAY, MY KIDS WILL BE OLD ENOUGH, AND
  • 00:52:16.010 --> 00:52:18.260
  • THE MIC WILL NO LONGER BE A MIC BUT A BATON,
  • 00:52:18.280 --> 00:52:21.070
  • AND I WILL PASS IT OFF TO THEM, AND I WILL
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  • WATCH THEM RUN FASTER THAN ME AND
  • 00:52:23.260 --> 00:52:26.030
  • GO HIGHER THAN ME AND FURTHER THAN ME, AND I
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  • WILL CELEBRATE THEM.
  • 00:52:29.130 --> 00:52:31.010
  • I WON'T BE ANGRY OR JEALOUS.
  • 00:52:31.030 --> 00:52:32.260
  • I WON'T BE INSECURE BECAUSE I'M NOT IN
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  • COMPETITION WITH MY CHILDREN.
  • 00:52:34.260 --> 00:52:36.260
  • I AM -- I AM THE LAUNCHING POINT FOR
  • 00:52:36.280 --> 00:52:41.040
  • THEIR DESTINY, AND A FATHER'S HEART SAYS,
  • 00:52:41.060 --> 00:52:43.290
  • DON'T JUST MATCH ME, BEAT ME!
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  • DO BETTER THAN ME!
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • I MAY NOT EVEN SEE SUCCESS OR WHAT THE
  • 00:52:51.010 --> 00:52:54.070
  • DEFINITION OF SUCCESS IS IN MY LIFETIME
  • 00:52:54.090 --> 00:52:56.070
  • BECAUSE A GOOD MAN LEAVES AN INHERITANCE
  • 00:52:56.090 --> 00:52:58.290
  • TO HIS CHILDREN'S CHILDREN.
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  • I HOPE I GET TO SEE MY GRAND KIDS SERVING GOD,
  • 00:53:01.130 --> 00:53:05.010
  • BUT IF I LIVE MY LIFE RIGHT, I WILL HAVE
  • 00:53:05.030 --> 00:53:07.050
  • SEEDED SALVATION, EVEN IF I DON'T SEE THE SALVATION.
  • 00:53:07.070 --> 00:53:12.280
  • SO MY COMMITMENT IS TO LEGACY, CONNECTED
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  • HUMANITY AND A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY.
  • 00:53:16.020 --> 00:53:18.240
  • AND WHEN WE WALK IN THAT, WE WILL FIND THAT
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  • WE HAVE COMMON GROUND WITH EVERYONE, BELIEVER
  • 00:53:22.000 --> 00:53:24.040
  • AND NON-BELIEVER ALIKE, AND WE WILL BE THOSE
  • 00:53:24.060 --> 00:53:27.290
  • NOT CHAOTIC AND JUDGMENTAL AND ANGRY
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  • AND HOSTILE, BUT FILLED WITH PEACE.
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  • BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • AND LET THE MOUNTAINS AND THE OCEANS
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  • SAY YOUR NAME...
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  • AND LET THE SILENCE IN EVERY SOUND
  • 00:53:48.160 --> 00:53:51.210
  • SPEAK YOUR WORD...
  • 00:53:51.230 --> 00:53:55.190
  • AND LET YOUR HEARTBEAT AND MY FEAR BREAK AWAY...
  • 00:53:55.210 --> 00:54:03.000
  • BECAUSE YOU SPEAK LOUDER THAN MY DOUBTS,
  • 00:54:03.020 --> 00:54:06.230
  • THAN MY PAIN...
  • 00:54:06.250 --> 00:54:09.110
  • - LET'S SING TOGETHER, HERE WE GO.
  • 00:54:09.130 --> 00:54:11.230
  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US CLOSER...
  • 00:54:11.250 --> 00:54:15.020
  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US HOME...
  • 00:54:15.040 --> 00:54:18.280
  • SPEAK TO US...
  • 00:54:19.000 --> 00:54:25.250
  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US CLOSER...
  • 00:54:25.270 --> 00:54:29.180
  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US HOME...
  • 00:54:29.200 --> 00:54:33.040
  • SPEAK TO US...
  • 00:54:33.060 --> 00:54:36.210
  • SPEAK TO US...
  • 00:54:36.230 --> 00:54:39.120
  • OH...
  • 00:54:39.140 --> 00:54:43.220
  • YEAH...
  • 00:54:43.240 --> 00:54:46.020
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:54:46.040 --> 00:54:51.260
  • - LET'S SING EVERY MOMENT.
  • 00:54:51.280 --> 00:54:53.290
  • LET EVERY MOMENT AND ALL CREATION DRAW US TO YOU...
  • 00:54:54.010 --> 00:55:00.290
  • WE KNOW YOUR VOICE FROM EVERY OTHER...
  • 00:55:01.010 --> 00:55:05.050
  • LET US HEAR...
  • 00:55:05.070 --> 00:55:08.120
  • AND ALL THE NOISES WILL SURRENDER TO YOUR CALL...
  • 00:55:08.140 --> 00:55:15.140
  • AND NOW WE SEE YOU...
  • 00:55:15.160 --> 00:55:18.020
  • YOU ARE PULLING US NEAR...
  • 00:55:18.040 --> 00:55:24.150
  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US CLOSER...
  • 00:55:24.170 --> 00:55:27.240
  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US HOME...
  • 00:55:27.260 --> 00:55:31.180
  • SPEAK TO US...
  • 00:55:31.200 --> 00:55:35.030
  • SPEAK TO US...
  • 00:55:35.050 --> 00:55:38.210
  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US CLOSER...
  • 00:55:38.230 --> 00:55:42.130
  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US HOME...
  • 00:55:42.150 --> 00:55:46.000
  • SPEAK TO US...
  • 00:55:46.020 --> 00:55:49.170
  • SPEAK TO US...
  • 00:55:49.190 --> 00:55:54.010
  • YOU SET US FREE...
  • 00:55:54.030 --> 00:55:59.190
  • AND WE'VE COME TO SEE...
  • 00:55:59.210 --> 00:56:05.180
  • YOUR BEAUTY AND YOUR GLORY...
  • 00:56:05.200 --> 00:56:09.050
  • YOU'RE EVERLASTING LOVE...
  • 00:56:09.070 --> 00:56:12.250
  • WITH EVERYTHING YOU ARE...
  • 00:56:12.270 --> 00:56:16.220
  • YOU OPEN UP OUR HEARTS...
  • 00:56:16.240 --> 00:56:19.140
  • - COME ON, SING IT OUT.
  • 00:56:19.160 --> 00:56:21.260
  • AND YOU SET US FREE...
  • 00:56:21.280 --> 00:56:29.010
  • AND WE'VE COME TO SEE...
  • 00:56:29.030 --> 00:56:34.230
  • YOUR BEAUTY AND YOUR GLORY...
  • 00:56:34.250 --> 00:56:38.020
  • YOUR EVERLASTING LOVE...
  • 00:56:38.040 --> 00:56:41.270
  • WITH EVERYTHING YOU ARE...
  • 00:56:41.290 --> 00:56:45.220
  • YOU OPEN UP OUR HEARTS...
  • 00:56:45.240 --> 00:56:51.120
  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US CLOSER...
  • 00:56:51.140 --> 00:56:55.020
  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US HOME...
  • 00:56:55.040 --> 00:56:58.150
  • SPEAK TO US...
  • 00:56:58.170 --> 00:57:02.020
  • SPEAK TO US...
  • 00:57:02.040 --> 00:57:06.000
  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US CLOSER...
  • 00:57:06.020 --> 00:57:09.260
  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US HOME...
  • 00:57:09.280 --> 00:57:14.020
  • SPEAK TO US...
  • 00:57:14.040 --> 00:57:16.280
  • SPEAK TO US...
  • 00:57:17.000 --> 00:57:27.160
  • SPEAK TO US...
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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