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  • - Brian Houston: Well,
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  • I love the Hillsong Conference.
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  • in Australia, this conference
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  • has been all about
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  • blessing people everywhere.
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  • So I want you to come
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  • on this journey and enjoy
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  • the experience for yourself.
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  • - Carl Lentz: What if I told
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  • you tonight that some of
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  • y'all have been hanging on to
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  • territory, and you've been so
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  • caught up in what has been that
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  • you have missed the blinking
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  • light that is the Holy Spirit?
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  • And if you will let go,
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  • and let God move you forward,
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  • you will see progress that
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  • is supernatural that you
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  • haven't even prayed for.
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  • C'mon, somebody, shout me down,
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  • if you will.
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  • I'm about to run down
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  • - Carl: I'm gonna preach.
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  • And I pray that somehow God uses
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  • the ordinary to bless your life.
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  • So you can preach with me.
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  • You can shout.
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  • You can be attentive.
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  • You can be receptive.
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  • No points for lookin' miserable.
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  • We don't believe in that.
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  • It's okay to remind
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  • your face right now that
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  • you chose to be here.
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  • So work with me.
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  • And I've called this message,
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  • it's a real simple, title:
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  • Can you look at somebody
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  • and say, "I'm makin' progress"?
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  • Way up top, can you tell
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  • somebody, "I'm makin' progress"?
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  • Say it like you're from
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  • the South: "Progress."
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  • And if that title doesn't do it
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  • for ya, title option number two:
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  • "Spirit-Led Living."
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  • And if that's not cool enough
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  • for ya young people, option
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  • number three, you can call this
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  • message, "Work, Work, Work,
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  • Work, Work."
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  • No one knows what she says
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  • after that.
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  • I think she's speakin' in
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  • tongues: "Work, work, work,
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  • work, work.
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  • Shoulda bought a Honda.
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  • Work, work, work, work, work."
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  • You need to hear this before
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  • we go any further.
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  • If you are a Christian tonight,
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  • wherever you're watchin' this
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  • message, if you're a Christian,
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  • it means you have, you know,
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  • looked at the cross.
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  • You have bowed your knee.
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  • You have accepted the fact that
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  • you are a sinner and there is
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  • no hope for you except that
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  • the blood of Jesus Christ.
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  • And you've said,
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  • "Lord, save me."
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  • If you are a committed follower
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  • of Jesus tonight, hear this.
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  • You are doin' better than you
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  • think you are, and God is doin'
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  • more in your life than you think
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  • he is.
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  • You are makin' progress.
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  • Even if it doesn't look like it,
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  • even if you don't feel like it,
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  • even if it doesn't show up on
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  • some statistics, even if
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  • nobody else recognizes it,
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  • hear it tonight.
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  • Because you are with Jesus
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  • you are makin' progress.
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  • You're doin' better than you
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  • think you are.
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  • Someone say, "Amen," if
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  • you hear me.
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  • You're makin' progress because
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  • of who you're with.
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  • If you have given your life to
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  • Jesus, it means wherever
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  • he goes you go.
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  • All he does is go into life.
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  • All he does is go into hope.
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  • Jesus is never lost.
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  • He is never goin' backwards.
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  • He has no rival.
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  • He defeated hell.
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  • He defeated the grave.
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  • And that means tonight,
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  • if you're a Christian,
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  • even if it feels like your life
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  • is stationary, hear it:
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  • You are making progress.
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  • Can I show you why I believe
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  • this is true?
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  • That was great.
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  • John chapter 14,
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  • here's why I believe that
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  • if you're with Jesus,
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  • you have the right to believe
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  • that you're makin' progress.
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  • You can sit in here with your
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  • head up tonight, not down,
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  • knowing that God is workin'
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  • in your life in ways
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  • you cannot imagine.
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  • And what I love about Jesus is
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  • that he would say really
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  • impossible things, things
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  • that didn't make any sense,
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  • and then he'd come behind
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  • and tell the reason for it.
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  • So he'd start off and you'd be
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  • like, "Man, this is a bummer.
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  • Can't achieve this life."
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  • Isn't interesting that God
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  • designed Christianity
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  • to be impossible without Jesus?
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  • Jesus didn't ask you
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  • to do big things.
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  • He asked you to do
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  • impossible things.
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  • The bridge between what you are
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  • called to do and what you're
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  • and what bridges the gap
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  • is the power of the Holy Spirit.
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  • Jesus said this: "Anybody who
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  • loves me will obey my teaching."
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  • How you doin' with that?
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  • "My Father will love them,
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  • and we will come to them and
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  • we'll make our home with them.
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  • Anybody who does not love me
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  • will not obey my teaching.
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  • These words you hear, they're
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  • not my own; and they belong
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  • to the Father who sent me.
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  • All this I have spoken
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  • while still with you.
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  • But the Advocate,"
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  • c'mon, somebody, "the Advocate,
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  • the Holy Spirit, whom the Father
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  • will send in my name, will teach
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  • you all things and will
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  • remind you of everything
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  • I have said to you.
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  • Peace I leave with you;
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  • my peace I give to you.
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  • And I don't give it like
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  • New York City gives it.
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  • I don't give it as Australia
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  • gives it.
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  • I don't give it like the world
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  • gives it.
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  • Do not let your hearts be
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  • troubled and do not be afraid."
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  • C'mon, somebody.
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  • That is a amazing
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  • You know what that verse
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  • screams to me?
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  • Progress.
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  • Screams to me that Jesus didn't
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  • just say, "Go live a big life,"
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  • and expect you to figure it out.
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  • He said, "I'm gonna call you
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  • out, and it's gonna be
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  • out of your depth.
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  • And you're not gonna be able
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  • to figure it out all the time.
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  • But I'm gonna send the Advocate,
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  • the lifter of your head,
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  • the ever-present help,
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  • the one who's gonna
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  • get you through when you
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  • can't get through on your own.
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  • And he is gonna push you
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  • even further."
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  • Thank God we get to live
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  • Spirit-led.
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  • But it also means we better get
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  • used to the word "progress,"
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  • and the idea of a process
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  • really quickly.
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  • 'Cause in my opinion and
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  • my observation, especially
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  • in New York City living,
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  • people don't really
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  • like the idea of progress.
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  • And they don't like the idea
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  • of process.
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  • People don't wanna hear
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  • about process.
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  • They don't wanna hear about,
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  • like, some sort of trajectory.
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  • They don't wanna hear about
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  • goin' from this part of
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  • the stage to that part of
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  • the stage.
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  • We want the finished product
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  • right away.
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  • We want the Instagram version.
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  • "We've been tithin' for
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  • 10 weeks, we should have
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  • a 10-fold return."
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  • "I've been lovin' Jesus for
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  • this long and I should have
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  • this kinda spouse."
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  • We want nothing to do
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  • with the process.
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  • And that's a problem because
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  • that's the way our God works.
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  • Have you ever heard the phrase,
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  • by the way,
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  • "We're makin' progress"?
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  • It's normally in a bad context,
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  • and it's really annoying.
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  • Because really what it means is,
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  • "We're not done yet.
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  • And we're not there yet."
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  • Have you ever flown here?
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  • Who's not from Australia
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  • and you flew here?
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  • Have you ever watched
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  • that little plane graph
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  • on your way over?
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  • It is the worst thing you could
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  • ever do because you're watching
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  • it, and it never moves.
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  • And you try to sleep and
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  • act like you're really tired.
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  • And you look up again and
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  • the plane, it hasn't moved.
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  • And you're like,
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  • "I'm not making any progress."
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  • But apparently, you are.
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  • Have you ever missed a flight
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  • and been in an airport and been
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  • in a line, and you're waiting
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  • there in that line as everybody
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  • else is sad with you?
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  • And they're in a line, and
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  • you're behind the little desk,
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  • and the little flight attendant
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  • lady is just typing.
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  • Meanwhile, more flights
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  • you're missing.
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  • Progress is not being made.
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  • There's other people that are
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  • upset and she just sits there.
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  • And you're like,
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  • "Do you have any answers?"
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  • And she's like,
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  • "We're makin' progress."
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  • And you sit there and go,
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  • "Who are you contacting
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  • back there, NASA?
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  • Like, what are you doin'?"
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  • Because you have a place to go,
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  • and you have stuff you wanna do,
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  • and you have a destination
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  • to be at.
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  • So there's always this sense of
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  • unrest, like you're never there.
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  • Guess what, y'all, tonight
  • 00:07:26.120 --> 00:07:27.140
  • we need to hear this.
  • 00:07:27.140 --> 00:07:28.210
  • Jesus is our destination.
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  • He is the finished product.
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  • He is the one we look to.
  • 00:07:32.160 --> 00:07:34.120
  • Now the rest of our life we
  • 00:07:34.120 --> 00:07:36.030
  • don't have to rush around trying
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  • to get to a destination and
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  • forgoing the process because
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  • all we have to do every day is
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  • wake up and make a little bit
  • 00:07:42.260 --> 00:07:44.090
  • more progress and know Jesus
  • 00:07:44.090 --> 00:07:46.090
  • just a little bit better.
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  • Give just a little bit more.
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  • While everybody else is running
  • 00:07:49.020 --> 00:07:50.170
  • around trying to figure out
  • 00:07:50.170 --> 00:07:51.200
  • where to go, we get
  • 00:07:51.200 --> 00:07:53.010
  • to look to Jesus.
  • 00:07:53.010 --> 00:07:54.110
  • Now our life consists of makin'
  • 00:07:54.110 --> 00:07:56.090
  • sure we're makin' just a little
  • 00:07:56.090 --> 00:07:57.210
  • bit of progress day in and day
  • 00:07:57.210 --> 00:07:59.260
  • out, knowing Jesus just a little
  • 00:07:59.260 --> 00:08:01.160
  • bit better day in and say out.
  • 00:08:01.160 --> 00:08:03.170
  • It's a good life, bein' led
  • 00:08:03.170 --> 00:08:04.280
  • by the Spirit into progress
  • 00:08:04.280 --> 00:08:07.060
  • that is unthinkable.
  • 00:08:07.060 --> 00:08:08.240
  • Can somebody say, "Amen,"
  • 00:08:08.240 --> 00:08:10.000
  • if you're with me tonight?
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  • That was poetry.
  • 00:08:13.100 --> 00:08:14.250
  • I only heard it from this side.
  • 00:08:14.250 --> 00:08:15.160
  • Anybody believe what
  • 00:08:15.160 --> 00:08:16.100
  • I'm talking about?
  • 00:08:16.100 --> 00:08:17.090
  • Remember this.
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  • Your purpose will always be
  • 00:08:24.120 --> 00:08:27.120
  • So do not get nervous, y'all,
  • 00:08:31.010 --> 00:08:33.210
  • when God changes your location.
  • 00:08:35.080 --> 00:08:38.080
  • Somebody in here
  • 00:08:38.080 --> 00:08:39.000
  • needs to hear it.
  • 00:08:39.000 --> 00:08:40.060
  • Your purpose will always
  • 00:08:40.060 --> 00:08:42.220
  • be greater than your position,
  • 00:08:42.220 --> 00:08:45.180
  • Christian.
  • 00:08:45.180 --> 00:08:46.250
  • So don't get nervous when
  • 00:08:46.250 --> 00:08:48.010
  • It's what I love about
  • 00:08:51.070 --> 00:08:52.040
  • bein' a Christian.
  • 00:08:52.040 --> 00:08:53.110
  • There's a lot of people,
  • 00:08:53.110 --> 00:08:54.090
  • you need to hear this tonight.
  • 00:08:54.090 --> 00:08:55.040
  • If you pray for God to use you
  • 00:08:55.040 --> 00:08:57.220
  • and for him to send you and for
  • 00:08:57.220 --> 00:08:59.110
  • him to start his unbelievable
  • 00:08:59.110 --> 00:09:01.000
  • sanctification process
  • 00:09:01.000 --> 00:09:02.220
  • and progress in your life,
  • 00:09:02.220 --> 00:09:04.260
  • he's gonna do it.
  • 00:09:04.260 --> 00:09:06.010
  • But often it's gonna lead you
  • 00:09:06.010 --> 00:09:07.060
  • to a place you did not expect.
  • 00:09:07.060 --> 00:09:08.220
  • It's gonna lead you into
  • 00:09:08.220 --> 00:09:09.160
  • a position where you're shaky.
  • 00:09:09.160 --> 00:09:11.210
  • And there are so many people
  • 00:09:11.210 --> 00:09:12.220
  • who are still caught up
  • 00:09:12.220 --> 00:09:13.210
  • in the position game.
  • 00:09:13.210 --> 00:09:15.090
  • Because we live in a world
  • 00:09:15.090 --> 00:09:16.120
  • that gives you value
  • 00:09:16.120 --> 00:09:17.250
  • according to what you do.
  • 00:09:17.250 --> 00:09:19.190
  • But we serve a Savior
  • 00:09:19.190 --> 00:09:20.240
  • that gives you value
  • 00:09:20.240 --> 00:09:22.000
  • according to who he is.
  • 00:09:22.000 --> 00:09:23.240
  • Now, he tells you who you are.
  • 00:09:23.240 --> 00:09:25.200
  • So what you do can change.
  • 00:09:25.200 --> 00:09:27.120
  • But who you are never will.
  • 00:09:27.120 --> 00:09:29.070
  • So you don't need a title.
  • 00:09:29.070 --> 00:09:30.170
  • You don't need a position.
  • 00:09:30.170 --> 00:09:31.290
  • You don't need a labeled seat
  • 00:09:31.290 --> 00:09:33.110
  • at Hillsong Conference.
  • 00:09:33.110 --> 00:09:34.180
  • You don't have to have a church
  • 00:09:34.180 --> 00:09:35.130
  • of a certain size.
  • 00:09:35.130 --> 00:09:36.280
  • You don't need somebody else
  • 00:09:36.280 --> 00:09:37.260
  • to anoint you because
  • 00:09:37.260 --> 00:09:39.040
  • Jesus already has.
  • 00:09:39.040 --> 00:09:40.210
  • You know that, "My purpose
  • 00:09:40.210 --> 00:09:41.260
  • will not change
  • 00:09:41.260 --> 00:09:43.040
  • even when my position does."
  • 00:09:43.160 --> 00:09:46.160
  • So you're not longer just
  • 00:09:46.160 --> 00:09:48.220
  • working at a coffee place.
  • 00:09:48.220 --> 00:09:50.250
  • You are a missionary sent from
  • 00:09:50.250 --> 00:09:52.260
  • God to pray over those coffee
  • 00:09:52.260 --> 00:09:54.200
  • beans, believin' that revival
  • 00:09:54.200 --> 00:09:56.120
  • might strike every time somebody
  • 00:09:56.120 --> 00:09:57.250
  • walks through that door.
  • 00:09:57.250 --> 00:09:59.190
  • I don't need a position.
  • 00:09:59.190 --> 00:10:00.210
  • Your church might not be big
  • 00:10:00.210 --> 00:10:02.170
  • in the world's eyes.
  • 00:10:02.170 --> 00:10:03.220
  • Guess what?
  • 00:10:03.220 --> 00:10:04.080
  • You don't need a position
  • 00:10:04.080 --> 00:10:05.120
  • to make sure your purpose
  • 00:10:05.120 --> 00:10:06.200
  • is shining.
  • 00:10:06.200 --> 00:10:07.290
  • You just need a revelation that,
  • 00:10:07.290 --> 00:10:09.160
  • "God's gonna do whatever he's
  • 00:10:09.160 --> 00:10:10.110
  • gonna do in my life.
  • 00:10:10.110 --> 00:10:11.220
  • My purpose will remain even if
  • 00:10:11.220 --> 00:10:14.000
  • you don't think my position
  • 00:10:14.000 --> 00:10:15.090
  • warrants it.
  • 00:10:15.090 --> 00:10:16.100
  • God called me so I'm still doin'
  • 00:10:16.100 --> 00:10:17.170
  • - Carl: People could love us
  • 00:10:23.120 --> 00:10:24.080
  • or hate us.
  • 00:10:24.080 --> 00:10:25.080
  • They could see us,
  • 00:10:25.080 --> 00:10:26.010
  • or they could not see us.
  • 00:10:26.010 --> 00:10:27.080
  • But we are so secure
  • 00:10:27.080 --> 00:10:28.170
  • in our purpose, and we're
  • 00:10:28.170 --> 00:10:29.290
  • so confident in our progress,
  • 00:10:29.290 --> 00:10:31.200
  • we don't need the label
  • 00:10:31.200 --> 00:10:32.220
  • because we have the calling.
  • 00:10:32.220 --> 00:10:34.070
  • C'mon, somebody.
  • 00:10:34.070 --> 00:10:34.250
  • - Carl: Your church might not
  • 00:10:46.130 --> 00:10:47.120
  • be big in the world's eyes.
  • 00:10:47.120 --> 00:10:48.260
  • Guess what?
  • 00:10:48.260 --> 00:10:49.160
  • You don't need a position
  • 00:10:49.160 --> 00:10:50.150
  • to make sure your purpose
  • 00:10:50.150 --> 00:10:52.070
  • is shining.
  • 00:10:52.070 --> 00:10:53.080
  • You just need a revelation that,
  • 00:10:53.080 --> 00:10:54.160
  • "God's gonna do whatever
  • 00:10:54.160 --> 00:10:55.160
  • he's gonna do in my life.
  • 00:10:55.160 --> 00:10:56.250
  • My purpose will remain
  • 00:10:56.250 --> 00:10:58.210
  • even if you don't think
  • 00:10:58.210 --> 00:10:59.250
  • my position warrants it.
  • 00:10:59.250 --> 00:11:01.160
  • God called me so I'm still doin'
  • 00:11:01.160 --> 00:11:03.030
  • If you get this wrong, what
  • 00:11:06.070 --> 00:11:07.220
  • happens is you will pray things,
  • 00:11:07.220 --> 00:11:09.210
  • and you will sing songs, not
  • 00:11:09.210 --> 00:11:12.020
  • realizing that God's actually
  • 00:11:12.020 --> 00:11:13.240
  • gonna answer your prayers.
  • 00:11:13.240 --> 00:11:16.110
  • And then you find Christians,
  • 00:11:16.110 --> 00:11:17.200
  • because they get caught in
  • 00:11:17.200 --> 00:11:18.130
  • the position game, where then
  • 00:11:18.130 --> 00:11:19.120
  • they start asking God to deliver
  • 00:11:19.120 --> 00:11:21.180
  • God answered your prayer,
  • 00:11:25.130 --> 00:11:26.230
  • but he moved your position,
  • 00:11:26.230 --> 00:11:28.090
  • and it made you uncomfortable.
  • 00:11:28.090 --> 00:11:29.220
  • You need to realize God's doin'
  • 00:11:29.220 --> 00:11:30.220
  • more than you think he's doin'.
  • 00:11:30.220 --> 00:11:32.050
  • So you have Christians
  • 00:11:32.050 --> 00:11:33.040
  • who will sing a song in
  • 00:11:33.040 --> 00:11:34.140
  • Hillsong Conference, like,
  • 00:11:34.140 --> 00:11:35.250
  • "Spirit, lead me where my trust
  • 00:11:36.030 --> 00:11:39.030
  • doesn't have any borders.
  • 00:11:39.080 --> 00:11:42.080
  • Do it in me, Lord."
  • 00:11:42.080 --> 00:11:43.280
  • And then a couple months later
  • 00:11:43.280 --> 00:11:46.030
  • they're callin' people,
  • 00:11:46.030 --> 00:11:47.050
  • "Hey, God, I feel lonely."
  • 00:11:47.140 --> 00:11:50.140
  • Kinda what it looks like
  • 00:11:50.140 --> 00:11:51.060
  • when Jesus lead you in places
  • 00:11:51.060 --> 00:11:52.220
  • nobody else is at.
  • 00:11:52.220 --> 00:11:53.290
  • We have other people that
  • 00:11:53.290 --> 00:11:54.230
  • will say, "God, use me.
  • 00:11:54.230 --> 00:11:56.280
  • Here I am, open vessel.
  • 00:11:56.280 --> 00:11:58.040
  • Use me."
  • 00:11:58.040 --> 00:11:59.150
  • And then a couple months later
  • 00:11:59.150 --> 00:12:00.110
  • we're leaving our churches and
  • 00:12:00.110 --> 00:12:01.150
  • we're blogging about the fact,
  • 00:12:01.150 --> 00:12:02.250
  • "I left because I feel used."
  • 00:12:06.070 --> 00:12:09.070
  • And we have people that will
  • 00:12:09.070 --> 00:12:10.140
  • shout you down during a service.
  • 00:12:10.140 --> 00:12:12.020
  • "I wanna be a bridge.
  • 00:12:12.020 --> 00:12:13.060
  • Use me as a bridge, Lord."
  • 00:12:13.060 --> 00:12:14.060
  • And then we go get counseling
  • 00:12:14.060 --> 00:12:15.150
  • 'cause we feel like people
  • 00:12:15.150 --> 00:12:16.110
  • are walkin' all over us.
  • 00:12:18.130 --> 00:12:21.130
  • What's it gonna be?
  • 00:12:21.130 --> 00:12:23.090
  • What if we love Jesus
  • 00:12:23.090 --> 00:12:24.070
  • so much where he could give us
  • 00:12:24.070 --> 00:12:26.080
  • a position
  • 00:12:26.080 --> 00:12:27.030
  • and take a position away?
  • 00:12:27.030 --> 00:12:28.220
  • People could love us or hate us.
  • 00:12:28.220 --> 00:12:30.070
  • They could see us,
  • 00:12:30.070 --> 00:12:31.160
  • or they could not see us.
  • 00:12:31.160 --> 00:12:32.190
  • But we are so secure
  • 00:12:32.190 --> 00:12:33.280
  • in our purpose that Jesus can
  • 00:12:33.280 --> 00:12:35.270
  • actually do whatever he wants.
  • 00:12:35.270 --> 00:12:37.240
  • The Holy Spirit
  • 00:12:37.240 --> 00:12:38.180
  • can lead wherever he wants.
  • 00:12:38.180 --> 00:12:40.150
  • And we're so confident
  • 00:12:40.150 --> 00:12:41.250
  • in our progress,
  • 00:12:41.250 --> 00:12:42.220
  • we don't need the label
  • 00:12:42.220 --> 00:12:43.180
  • because we have the calling.
  • 00:12:43.180 --> 00:12:45.030
  • C'mon, somebody.
  • 00:12:45.030 --> 00:12:45.280
  • Shout me down if you're with me.
  • 00:12:45.280 --> 00:12:47.290
  • I'm already sweating.
  • 00:12:48.200 --> 00:12:51.200
  • I'm gonna read you a story
  • 00:12:51.200 --> 00:12:53.060
  • about what happens.
  • 00:12:53.060 --> 00:12:54.140
  • Is this good?
  • 00:12:54.140 --> 00:12:55.020
  • Is this helpin' anybody?
  • 00:12:55.110 --> 00:12:58.110
  • Can I read you a story about
  • 00:12:58.110 --> 00:12:59.140
  • a man who was led by the Spirit
  • 00:12:59.150 --> 00:13:02.170
  • and his position changed,
  • 00:13:02.170 --> 00:13:03.230
  • but his purpose
  • 00:13:03.230 --> 00:13:04.250
  • actually highlighted?
  • 00:13:04.250 --> 00:13:06.060
  • Would you believe me tonight if
  • 00:13:06.060 --> 00:13:07.090
  • I told you that if you follow
  • 00:13:07.090 --> 00:13:08.150
  • Jesus, sometimes you forgo
  • 00:13:08.150 --> 00:13:10.030
  • the position that the world
  • 00:13:10.030 --> 00:13:11.050
  • thinks is right.
  • 00:13:11.050 --> 00:13:12.130
  • And it can seem like God's
  • 00:13:12.130 --> 00:13:13.250
  • leading you into obscurity, or
  • 00:13:13.250 --> 00:13:15.070
  • an anonymous-type serving role.
  • 00:13:15.070 --> 00:13:17.280
  • But really, your purpose
  • 00:13:17.280 --> 00:13:18.290
  • is in there.
  • 00:13:18.290 --> 00:13:20.070
  • Go with me to Acts real quick.
  • 00:13:24.140 --> 00:13:27.140
  • Look at somebody and say,
  • 00:13:27.140 --> 00:13:28.190
  • Here's the story.
  • 00:13:31.090 --> 00:13:32.190
  • You still with me up there,
  • 00:13:32.190 --> 00:13:33.170
  • way up top?
  • 00:13:34.020 --> 00:13:37.020
  • Paul, "Paul and his companions
  • 00:13:37.030 --> 00:13:40.030
  • traveled throughout the region
  • 00:13:40.030 --> 00:13:41.290
  • of Phrygia and Galatia, having
  • 00:13:41.290 --> 00:13:43.220
  • been kept by the Holy Spirit
  • 00:13:44.110 --> 00:13:47.110
  • from preaching the Word
  • 00:13:47.110 --> 00:13:48.070
  • in the province of Asia."
  • 00:13:48.070 --> 00:13:50.080
  • Interesting, circle that.
  • 00:13:50.080 --> 00:13:51.110
  • They were kept.
  • 00:13:51.110 --> 00:13:52.070
  • So they're already in a position
  • 00:13:52.070 --> 00:13:53.040
  • they didn't plan on being.
  • 00:13:53.040 --> 00:13:54.190
  • "When they came to the border of
  • 00:13:54.190 --> 00:13:55.210
  • Mysia, they tried to enter
  • 00:13:55.210 --> 00:13:57.110
  • Bithynia, but the Spirit of
  • 00:13:57.110 --> 00:13:59.130
  • Jesus would not allow them to.
  • 00:13:59.130 --> 00:14:01.130
  • So they passed by and they went
  • 00:14:01.130 --> 00:14:03.170
  • down to a different town, Troas.
  • 00:14:03.170 --> 00:14:05.230
  • During the night Paul had
  • 00:14:05.230 --> 00:14:06.290
  • a vision of a man of Macedonia
  • 00:14:06.290 --> 00:14:09.000
  • standing and begging him, 'Come
  • 00:14:09.000 --> 00:14:11.070
  • over to Macedonia and help us.'
  • 00:14:11.070 --> 00:14:12.270
  • After Paul had seen the vision,
  • 00:14:12.270 --> 00:14:14.120
  • he got ready at once to leave
  • 00:14:14.120 --> 00:14:15.200
  • for Macedonia, concluding that
  • 00:14:15.200 --> 00:14:17.150
  • God had called us to preach
  • 00:14:17.150 --> 00:14:19.150
  • the gospel to them."
  • 00:14:19.150 --> 00:14:21.170
  • Now, if you don't read your
  • 00:14:21.170 --> 00:14:22.290
  • Bible often, or get where
  • 00:14:22.290 --> 00:14:23.290
  • I'm goin' with this,
  • 00:14:23.290 --> 00:14:24.260
  • this is a big deal.
  • 00:14:24.260 --> 00:14:26.070
  • Because Paul was headed one way,
  • 00:14:26.070 --> 00:14:27.280
  • had a revival planned,
  • 00:14:27.280 --> 00:14:29.070
  • was doin' big things.
  • 00:14:29.070 --> 00:14:30.120
  • But he was so in tune with
  • 00:14:30.120 --> 00:14:31.220
  • and what God wanted him to do
  • 00:14:33.230 --> 00:14:35.030
  • that he was able to get stopped
  • 00:14:35.030 --> 00:14:36.140
  • in his tracks and do what
  • 00:14:36.140 --> 00:14:38.110
  • God wanted him to do.
  • 00:14:38.110 --> 00:14:39.280
  • And we're still reading about
  • 00:14:39.280 --> 00:14:40.230
  • him today.
  • 00:14:40.230 --> 00:14:42.050
  • Did you know sometimes
  • 00:14:42.050 --> 00:14:42.280
  • the greatest enemy of God's
  • 00:14:42.280 --> 00:14:44.240
  • plans are your plans?
  • 00:14:44.240 --> 00:14:47.240
  • Just because you have made peace
  • 00:14:47.240 --> 00:14:49.060
  • with God does not mean that God
  • 00:14:49.060 --> 00:14:50.190
  • has made peace with your plans.
  • 00:14:50.270 --> 00:14:53.270
  • And so I've said this to
  • 00:14:53.270 --> 00:14:55.070
  • our church, and I'll say it
  • 00:14:55.070 --> 00:14:56.030
  • to you tonight.
  • 00:14:56.030 --> 00:14:56.270
  • Be careful that you don't get
  • 00:14:56.270 --> 00:14:58.160
  • caught in the trap of trying
  • 00:14:58.160 --> 00:15:00.020
  • to save your progress.
  • 00:15:01.080 --> 00:15:04.080
  • There's a lot of Christians who
  • 00:15:04.080 --> 00:15:05.000
  • are trying to move forward, but
  • 00:15:05.000 --> 00:15:06.100
  • they are absolutely in love with
  • 00:15:06.100 --> 00:15:07.240
  • what they have already done
  • 00:15:07.240 --> 00:15:09.080
  • and the comfort that
  • 00:15:09.080 --> 00:15:10.050
  • they already have.
  • 00:15:10.050 --> 00:15:11.170
  • And sometimes the Holy Spirit's
  • 00:15:11.170 --> 00:15:12.120
  • gonna say, "It's great what
  • 00:15:12.120 --> 00:15:13.110
  • has been, but come on out.
  • 00:15:13.110 --> 00:15:14.270
  • It's great what you have
  • 00:15:14.270 --> 00:15:16.060
  • planned, but come on out.
  • 00:15:16.060 --> 00:15:17.020
  • I know you went to Bible college
  • 00:15:17.020 --> 00:15:17.240
  • to be a star, but go grab
  • 00:15:17.240 --> 00:15:18.200
  • a broom and clean a closet.
  • 00:15:19.110 --> 00:15:22.110
  • I know you thought
  • 00:15:22.110 --> 00:15:23.070
  • your church was gonna be this,
  • 00:15:23.070 --> 00:15:24.050
  • but it's actually this.
  • 00:15:24.050 --> 00:15:25.040
  • So go ahead, get it started."
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  • Be careful you don't get caught
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  • trying to save your progress.
  • 00:15:28.190 --> 00:15:30.060
  • Have you ever been workin' on
  • 00:15:30.060 --> 00:15:31.070
  • a document, and in the blink of
  • 00:15:31.070 --> 00:15:32.200
  • an eye you just lose
  • 00:15:32.200 --> 00:15:33.150
  • your progress?
  • 00:15:33.150 --> 00:15:35.270
  • Special prayer group
  • 00:15:35.270 --> 00:15:36.230
  • for you later.
  • 00:15:36.230 --> 00:15:38.230
  • That's a natural feeling,
  • 00:15:38.230 --> 00:15:40.060
  • but it's also a good reflection
  • 00:15:40.060 --> 00:15:41.210
  • of what we should be like
  • 00:15:41.210 --> 00:15:42.290
  • as Christians.
  • 00:15:42.290 --> 00:15:44.050
  • "God, I've been workin'
  • 00:15:44.050 --> 00:15:44.280
  • on this."
  • 00:15:44.280 --> 00:15:45.230
  • In the blink of an eye,
  • 00:15:45.230 --> 00:15:46.120
  • do you love Jesus?
  • 00:15:46.120 --> 00:15:47.150
  • Do you trust him enough to allow
  • 00:15:47.150 --> 00:15:48.110
  • him to lead you into somethin'
  • 00:15:48.110 --> 00:15:49.250
  • new?
  • 00:15:49.250 --> 00:15:50.250
  • My son, I have
  • 00:15:50.250 --> 00:15:51.230
  • an amazing little boy.
  • 00:15:51.230 --> 00:15:53.000
  • He's a genius, will be
  • 00:15:53.000 --> 00:15:54.180
  • an NFL first rounder.
  • 00:15:54.180 --> 00:15:56.020
  • He loves video games.
  • 00:15:56.020 --> 00:15:57.240
  • He inherited it from me.
  • 00:15:57.240 --> 00:15:59.170
  • And one day I came home
  • 00:15:59.170 --> 00:16:01.030
  • and I heard my son
  • 00:16:01.030 --> 00:16:03.060
  • screaming and crying.
  • 00:16:03.060 --> 00:16:04.210
  • And I heard my wife go, "Carl!"
  • 00:16:04.210 --> 00:16:06.240
  • Which translated in proper,
  • 00:16:06.240 --> 00:16:08.280
  • grammatical English, she meant,
  • 00:16:08.280 --> 00:16:10.040
  • "Carl," with an R.
  • 00:16:12.020 --> 00:16:15.020
  • She said, "Get down here
  • 00:16:15.020 --> 00:16:16.140
  • and deal with your son."
  • 00:16:16.140 --> 00:16:18.130
  • And I came down, and I'm like,
  • 00:16:18.130 --> 00:16:20.050
  • "What's goin' on?"
  • 00:16:20.050 --> 00:16:20.260
  • And Roman's crying.
  • 00:16:20.260 --> 00:16:21.190
  • His glasses are fogged up, which
  • 00:16:21.190 --> 00:16:22.260
  • means he's really emotional.
  • 00:16:22.260 --> 00:16:25.030
  • And Laura goes, "He's freakin'
  • 00:16:25.030 --> 00:16:26.110
  • out because he's been playing
  • 00:16:26.110 --> 00:16:27.100
  • the video game for too long.
  • 00:16:27.100 --> 00:16:28.100
  • And so I came in
  • 00:16:28.100 --> 00:16:29.180
  • and I turned it off."
  • 00:16:29.180 --> 00:16:31.020
  • And I said, "Laura, did you
  • 00:16:31.020 --> 00:16:32.260
  • allow him to save his game?"
  • 00:16:32.260 --> 00:16:34.270
  • And she goes, "No."
  • 00:16:34.270 --> 00:16:36.100
  • And Roman's goin'...
  • 00:16:36.100 --> 00:16:39.090
  • and I looked at her, and she's
  • 00:16:39.090 --> 00:16:39.290
  • like, "What's the problem?"
  • 00:16:39.290 --> 00:16:40.240
  • I said, "Not only is he not
  • 00:16:40.240 --> 00:16:41.210
  • wrong, you might be evil.
  • 00:16:41.210 --> 00:16:44.090
  • You're grounded.
  • 00:16:44.090 --> 00:16:45.000
  • You need to go upstairs."
  • 00:16:45.090 --> 00:16:48.090
  • And I sat on the ground
  • 00:16:48.090 --> 00:16:50.030
  • with Roman.
  • 00:16:50.030 --> 00:16:50.190
  • I'm like, "Tell me all about,
  • 00:16:50.190 --> 00:16:51.090
  • brother."
  • 00:16:51.090 --> 00:16:51.280
  • He's like, "Dad, I was almost to
  • 00:16:51.280 --> 00:16:52.200
  • the portal of that Lego thing.
  • 00:16:52.200 --> 00:16:54.080
  • And I almost had it, you know,
  • 00:16:54.080 --> 00:16:55.230
  • working and Mom wouldn't let me
  • 00:16:55.230 --> 00:16:57.010
  • save it.
  • 00:16:57.010 --> 00:16:57.240
  • And now all my work is done."
  • 00:16:57.240 --> 00:16:58.240
  • And I sat there, and we cried,
  • 00:16:58.240 --> 00:16:59.220
  • and we cuddled.
  • 00:16:59.220 --> 00:17:00.280
  • And I was like, "She's terrible,
  • 00:17:00.280 --> 00:17:01.220
  • man.
  • 00:17:01.220 --> 00:17:02.130
  • I can't believe that happened."
  • 00:17:02.130 --> 00:17:03.120
  • I said, "Son, good news though.
  • 00:17:03.120 --> 00:17:05.180
  • Unbeknownst to you, yesterday
  • 00:17:05.180 --> 00:17:08.140
  • I was at the mall and they
  • 00:17:08.140 --> 00:17:10.000
  • came out with the new game.
  • 00:17:10.000 --> 00:17:12.030
  • It's a updated game.
  • 00:17:12.030 --> 00:17:13.130
  • I was gonna surprise you
  • 00:17:13.130 --> 00:17:14.040
  • in a couple months.
  • 00:17:14.040 --> 00:17:15.170
  • But now that your mom has
  • 00:17:15.170 --> 00:17:16.130
  • committed this grievous offense
  • 00:17:16.130 --> 00:17:18.060
  • against our family,
  • 00:17:18.060 --> 00:17:20.100
  • I'm gonna give it to you now.
  • 00:17:20.100 --> 00:17:22.030
  • So even if you would have saved
  • 00:17:22.030 --> 00:17:23.180
  • your progress, we never would
  • 00:17:23.180 --> 00:17:24.230
  • have played that game again
  • 00:17:24.230 --> 00:17:25.260
  • because I've got
  • 00:17:25.260 --> 00:17:27.000
  • the newer version.
  • 00:17:27.000 --> 00:17:28.090
  • I've got somethin'
  • 00:17:28.090 --> 00:17:29.040
  • you didn't even know you wanted.
  • 00:17:29.040 --> 00:17:30.180
  • And I'm gonna give it
  • 00:17:30.180 --> 00:17:31.110
  • to you now."
  • 00:17:31.110 --> 00:17:32.220
  • What if I told you tonight that
  • 00:17:32.220 --> 00:17:34.180
  • some of y'all have been hanging
  • 00:17:34.180 --> 00:17:36.060
  • on to territory, and you've
  • 00:17:36.060 --> 00:17:37.210
  • you've been so caught up in what
  • 00:17:39.220 --> 00:17:41.080
  • has been that you have missed
  • 00:17:41.080 --> 00:17:42.270
  • the blinking light that is
  • 00:17:42.270 --> 00:17:44.100
  • the Holy Spirit, sayin',
  • 00:17:44.100 --> 00:17:45.180
  • "C'mon, the world is dying.
  • 00:17:45.180 --> 00:17:47.090
  • There are people who need you.
  • 00:17:47.090 --> 00:17:48.280
  • I've got a better plan."
  • 00:17:48.280 --> 00:17:50.090
  • And if you will let go,
  • 00:17:50.090 --> 00:17:51.170
  • and let God move you forward,
  • 00:17:51.170 --> 00:17:53.170
  • you will see progress that
  • 00:17:53.170 --> 00:17:55.000
  • is supernatural that you
  • 00:17:55.000 --> 00:17:56.030
  • haven't even prayed for.
  • 00:17:56.030 --> 00:17:57.120
  • C'mon, somebody, shout me down,
  • 00:17:57.120 --> 00:17:58.040
  • if you will.
  • 00:17:58.040 --> 00:17:59.240
  • I'm about to run down
  • 00:17:59.240 --> 00:18:00.140
  • Thank God Brian and Bobbie
  • 00:18:03.050 --> 00:18:04.060
  • have never been into saving
  • 00:18:04.060 --> 00:18:05.090
  • their progress.
  • 00:18:05.090 --> 00:18:07.000
  • "As good as it is, we're gonna
  • 00:18:07.000 --> 00:18:08.110
  • do somethin' different."
  • 00:18:08.110 --> 00:18:10.100
  • "That's great, church, we're
  • 00:18:10.100 --> 00:18:10.290
  • doin' great.
  • 00:18:10.290 --> 00:18:11.180
  • Here's the next thing."
  • 00:18:11.180 --> 00:18:13.050
  • We love it.
  • 00:18:13.050 --> 00:18:13.200
  • We're so thankful, God.
  • 00:18:13.200 --> 00:18:14.180
  • Win or loss,
  • 00:18:14.180 --> 00:18:15.110
  • we're movin' forward.
  • 00:18:15.110 --> 00:18:17.010
  • Good or bad,
  • 00:18:17.010 --> 00:18:17.190
  • we're movin' forward.
  • 00:18:17.190 --> 00:18:19.090
  • If you are in a season tonight
  • 00:18:19.090 --> 00:18:20.050
  • You're makin' progress.
  • 00:18:22.060 --> 00:18:23.100
  • There's a better day.
  • 00:18:23.100 --> 00:18:24.080
  • If you're in a good season,
  • 00:18:24.080 --> 00:18:25.110
  • I pray that it's awesome,
  • 00:18:25.110 --> 00:18:26.180
  • it's great, but I got even
  • 00:18:26.180 --> 00:18:27.150
  • better news for ya.
  • 00:18:27.150 --> 00:18:28.160
  • There is great ahead.
  • 00:18:28.160 --> 00:18:29.220
  • Let the good go.
  • 00:18:29.220 --> 00:18:30.200
  • Let the bad go.
  • 00:18:30.200 --> 00:18:31.190
  • We need nothing but Jesus.
  • 00:18:31.190 --> 00:18:32.290
  • And when you hold nothing dear
  • 00:18:32.290 --> 00:18:34.020
  • but him, it's amazing that his
  • 00:18:34.020 --> 00:18:35.290
  • presence surrounds your
  • 00:18:35.290 --> 00:18:37.090
  • life everywhere you go.
  • 00:18:42.050 --> 00:18:45.050
  • Somebody shout,
  • 00:18:45.050 --> 00:18:45.280
  • "I'm makin' progress."
  • 00:18:45.280 --> 00:18:48.250
  • Look at somebody and say,
  • 00:18:48.250 --> 00:18:49.210
  • Look at somebody and say,
  • 00:18:49.210 --> 00:18:51.170
  • - Carl: I remember sittin'
  • 00:18:51.260 --> 00:18:54.260
  • there, and my kids kept getting
  • 00:18:54.260 --> 00:18:56.010
  • worse, and the pressure
  • 00:18:56.010 --> 00:18:57.020
  • was getting worse.
  • 00:18:57.020 --> 00:18:58.010
  • And I started to think how much
  • 00:18:58.010 --> 00:18:59.020
  • of a failure I was as a dad.
  • 00:18:59.020 --> 00:19:00.290
  • And this elderly gentleman gets
  • 00:19:00.290 --> 00:19:02.070
  • up from his table and he said,
  • 00:19:02.070 --> 00:19:04.020
  • "Hey, young man,
  • 00:19:04.020 --> 00:19:06.130
  • you're a good dad.
  • 00:19:06.130 --> 00:19:08.030
  • It gets easier.
  • 00:19:08.030 --> 00:19:09.100
  • Keep on showin' up
  • 00:19:09.100 --> 00:19:10.060
  • to breakfast."
  • 00:19:10.060 --> 00:19:10.280
  • And I was like, "Yeah!
  • 00:19:10.280 --> 00:19:13.160
  • - Carl: Don't buy the lie.
  • 00:19:22.150 --> 00:19:23.260
  • Don't get discouraged.
  • 00:19:23.260 --> 00:19:24.250
  • I see so many Christians, they
  • 00:19:24.250 --> 00:19:25.280
  • start their day already losing,
  • 00:19:27.130 --> 00:19:30.130
  • not understanding you're with
  • 00:19:30.130 --> 00:19:31.090
  • the King of kings.
  • 00:19:31.090 --> 00:19:32.190
  • It's makin' you better.
  • 00:19:32.190 --> 00:19:34.090
  • I don't care what the stats say.
  • 00:19:34.090 --> 00:19:35.180
  • I don't care what you see in
  • 00:19:35.180 --> 00:19:36.170
  • the mirror sometimes.
  • 00:19:36.170 --> 00:19:37.200
  • "I'm makin' progress."
  • 00:19:37.200 --> 00:19:38.190
  • Can you imagine wakin' up
  • 00:19:38.190 --> 00:19:39.070
  • tomorrow, the first thing
  • 00:19:39.070 --> 00:19:40.030
  • Try it.
  • 00:19:42.180 --> 00:19:43.100
  • Tell somebody on the way to work
  • 00:19:43.100 --> 00:19:44.090
  • or wherever you're headed.
  • 00:19:44.090 --> 00:19:45.090
  • I tell people in New York City.
  • 00:19:45.090 --> 00:19:46.060
  • They're crazy anyway.
  • 00:19:46.060 --> 00:19:47.000
  • You can just talk to strangers.
  • 00:19:47.000 --> 00:19:47.250
  • They don't care.
  • 00:19:47.250 --> 00:19:48.180
  • "I'm makin' progress."
  • 00:19:48.180 --> 00:19:49.080
  • "What'd you say?"
  • 00:19:49.080 --> 00:19:49.230
  • "Nothing, don't worry about it."
  • 00:19:49.230 --> 00:19:52.100
  • And can I throw this out there?
  • 00:19:54.170 --> 00:19:56.020
  • As we allow the Holy Spirit
  • 00:19:56.120 --> 00:19:59.120
  • to change, to sanctify,
  • 00:19:59.170 --> 00:20:02.170
  • to regenerate new life in us,
  • 00:20:02.170 --> 00:20:04.260
  • can we make a dedication
  • 00:20:04.260 --> 00:20:06.020
  • as a Christian community to give
  • 00:20:06.020 --> 00:20:07.190
  • other people grace as God
  • 00:20:07.190 --> 00:20:10.140
  • changes them and makes progress
  • 00:20:10.140 --> 00:20:12.270
  • in their life?
  • 00:20:12.270 --> 00:20:14.180
  • Can I just throw that out there?
  • 00:20:15.010 --> 00:20:18.010
  • Who in here
  • 00:20:18.010 --> 00:20:19.130
  • is under construction?
  • 00:20:19.130 --> 00:20:22.000
  • Okay, put your hands down.
  • 00:20:22.000 --> 00:20:22.280
  • Who in here has it all together?
  • 00:20:22.280 --> 00:20:25.130
  • You're lying
  • 00:20:25.130 --> 00:20:26.160
  • if you're hand's up.
  • 00:20:26.160 --> 00:20:27.090
  • But if it's up,
  • 00:20:27.090 --> 00:20:28.010
  • show me your wings.
  • 00:20:28.010 --> 00:20:29.010
  • Float around.
  • 00:20:29.010 --> 00:20:29.250
  • Holler.
  • 00:20:29.250 --> 00:20:31.110
  • My point is this.
  • 00:20:31.110 --> 00:20:32.280
  • If you know that God's workin'
  • 00:20:32.280 --> 00:20:34.100
  • on you, where have we gotten to
  • 00:20:34.100 --> 00:20:35.290
  • in the Christian community where
  • 00:20:35.290 --> 00:20:37.070
  • we are so quick to look at
  • 00:20:37.070 --> 00:20:39.140
  • other people who are
  • 00:20:39.140 --> 00:20:40.290
  • under construction, that God is
  • 00:20:40.290 --> 00:20:42.260
  • working in, and we are so quick
  • 00:20:42.260 --> 00:20:44.180
  • to not give them any grace,
  • 00:20:44.180 --> 00:20:46.060
  • but we want people to give us
  • 00:20:46.060 --> 00:20:47.070
  • all kinds of grace?
  • 00:20:47.070 --> 00:20:48.060
  • So here we are with our
  • 00:20:48.060 --> 00:20:49.160
  • countries in the state of wreck
  • 00:20:49.160 --> 00:20:51.130
  • that they are, and we're like,
  • 00:20:51.130 --> 00:20:52.250
  • you know, "Bring in the lost.
  • 00:20:52.250 --> 00:20:53.290
  • Come as you are.
  • 00:20:53.290 --> 00:20:55.040
  • And you know, God loves you so
  • 00:20:55.040 --> 00:20:56.080
  • much, he's not gonna leave you."
  • 00:20:56.080 --> 00:20:57.120
  • Like, all that.
  • 00:20:57.120 --> 00:20:58.060
  • Then people do and they show us
  • 00:20:58.060 --> 00:20:59.150
  • their progress, and we're like,
  • 00:20:59.150 --> 00:21:00.140
  • "Ah!"
  • 00:21:00.140 --> 00:21:02.050
  • Religion says, "Fix yourself up
  • 00:21:02.050 --> 00:21:04.040
  • and then show me when you
  • 00:21:04.040 --> 00:21:05.120
  • got it all together."
  • 00:21:05.120 --> 00:21:06.110
  • A relationship with Jesus says,
  • 00:21:06.110 --> 00:21:07.250
  • 'Yeah, I'm with you in every
  • 00:21:07.250 --> 00:21:09.140
  • single stage of the process.'"
  • 00:21:11.140 --> 00:21:14.140
  • Where have we gotten to where
  • 00:21:14.140 --> 00:21:16.190
  • we're so frustrated with our
  • 00:21:16.190 --> 00:21:17.170
  • own lives that we're lookin'
  • 00:21:17.170 --> 00:21:18.160
  • at other Christians and other
  • 00:21:18.160 --> 00:21:19.290
  • people who are hurting in their
  • 00:21:19.290 --> 00:21:20.240
  • progress, under their process,
  • 00:21:20.240 --> 00:21:22.250
  • and we judge them rather than
  • 00:21:22.250 --> 00:21:24.020
  • pray and hope, "Maybe
  • 00:21:24.020 --> 00:21:25.050
  • God is working in their lives
  • 00:21:25.050 --> 00:21:26.200
  • and I can't see it"?
  • 00:21:26.200 --> 00:21:28.040
  • I had somebody tell me the other
  • 00:21:28.040 --> 00:21:29.060
  • day about a guy that
  • 00:21:29.060 --> 00:21:30.010
  • I work with.
  • 00:21:30.010 --> 00:21:30.190
  • They were like,
  • 00:21:30.190 --> 00:21:31.060
  • "Why hasn't he changed yet?"
  • 00:21:31.060 --> 00:21:32.160
  • I said,
  • 00:21:32.160 --> 00:21:33.040
  • "Why haven't you changed yet?"
  • 00:21:33.040 --> 00:21:35.080
  • They said, "Well,
  • 00:21:35.080 --> 00:21:36.070
  • he smells like beer."
  • 00:21:36.070 --> 00:21:37.080
  • I said, "You smell like pride."
  • 00:21:40.030 --> 00:21:43.030
  • I wonder if we can get to
  • 00:21:44.180 --> 00:21:47.180
  • the place--what I love about
  • 00:21:47.180 --> 00:21:48.230
  • Hillsong Church culture is that
  • 00:21:48.230 --> 00:21:51.050
  • it's an encouraging place to be
  • 00:21:51.050 --> 00:21:52.270
  • while you're in the middle of
  • 00:21:52.270 --> 00:21:53.240
  • your process called life until
  • 00:21:53.240 --> 00:21:55.020
  • you die and go see Jesus.
  • 00:21:55.020 --> 00:21:57.080
  • It doesn't mean you endorse
  • 00:21:57.080 --> 00:21:58.040
  • bad behavior.
  • 00:21:58.040 --> 00:21:59.130
  • Doesn't mean you give people,
  • 00:21:59.130 --> 00:22:00.160
  • you know, some sort of,
  • 00:22:00.160 --> 00:22:01.180
  • you know, sin support.
  • 00:22:01.180 --> 00:22:04.070
  • It just means that, "I'm with
  • 00:22:04.070 --> 00:22:05.180
  • you, and I'm not ashamed of you.
  • 00:22:05.180 --> 00:22:07.270
  • And I'm not gonna abandon you
  • 00:22:07.270 --> 00:22:09.040
  • while you're in your process."
  • 00:22:09.040 --> 00:22:10.130
  • We wanna have churches where
  • 00:22:10.130 --> 00:22:11.100
  • the lost is comin' home,
  • 00:22:11.100 --> 00:22:12.200
  • and people who are broken,
  • 00:22:12.200 --> 00:22:13.240
  • I mean, our cultures
  • 00:22:13.240 --> 00:22:15.080
  • are a total disaster.
  • 00:22:15.080 --> 00:22:16.250
  • So we need to get good as
  • 00:22:16.250 --> 00:22:18.010
  • Christians at welcoming people
  • 00:22:18.010 --> 00:22:19.230
  • whose process is so messy and so
  • 00:22:19.230 --> 00:22:22.050
  • weird that it might shock you on
  • 00:22:22.050 --> 00:22:23.140
  • the inside, but what comes out
  • 00:22:23.140 --> 00:22:25.050
  • is, "Yeah, you're doin' better.
  • 00:22:25.050 --> 00:22:27.280
  • Glad you're here.
  • 00:22:27.280 --> 00:22:29.190
  • My process is messy too.
  • 00:22:29.190 --> 00:22:31.000
  • Don't get it twisted.
  • 00:22:31.000 --> 00:22:31.280
  • I've been a Christian for
  • 00:22:31.280 --> 00:22:32.240
  • 30 years, but I remember
  • 00:22:32.240 --> 00:22:33.230
  • what it was like
  • 00:22:33.230 --> 00:22:34.160
  • when I walked in these doors.
  • 00:22:34.160 --> 00:22:35.230
  • I was a wreck too.
  • 00:22:35.230 --> 00:22:36.220
  • Look at what God did for me.
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  • He can do it for you.
  • 00:22:37.210 --> 00:22:38.150
  • C'mon, keep goin'."
  • 00:22:39.080 --> 00:22:42.080
  • If you are in here tonight and
  • 00:22:42.080 --> 00:22:43.180
  • you came in discouraged because
  • 00:22:43.180 --> 00:22:45.120
  • some mean Christian pointed
  • 00:22:45.120 --> 00:22:46.250
  • at you in the middle of your
  • 00:22:46.250 --> 00:22:48.020
  • process, can I apologize?
  • 00:22:48.020 --> 00:22:50.060
  • And can I tell you to lift
  • 00:22:50.060 --> 00:22:51.050
  • your head?
  • 00:22:51.050 --> 00:22:52.040
  • Can I tell you to remind
  • 00:22:52.040 --> 00:22:52.260
  • yourself that God's
  • 00:22:52.260 --> 00:22:53.240
  • not done with you.
  • 00:22:53.240 --> 00:22:54.110
  • That secret habit, and that
  • 00:22:54.110 --> 00:22:55.290
  • stronghold, and that thing
  • 00:22:55.290 --> 00:22:57.040
  • you're havin' trouble fightin',
  • 00:22:57.040 --> 00:22:58.100
  • trust me, we're all fightin'
  • 00:22:58.100 --> 00:22:59.120
  • stuff in here.
  • 00:22:59.120 --> 00:23:00.090
  • Some of us are just better
  • 00:23:00.090 --> 00:23:01.080
  • at playin' the Christian game.
  • 00:23:01.080 --> 00:23:02.160
  • You're gon' be all right.
  • 00:23:02.160 --> 00:23:03.150
  • God's gonna keep on using you.
  • 00:23:03.150 --> 00:23:04.290
  • Don't stop the process.
  • 00:23:04.290 --> 00:23:06.150
  • God is at work.
  • 00:23:06.150 --> 00:23:09.000
  • I remember bein' a younger dad.
  • 00:23:11.050 --> 00:23:14.050
  • I took Ava and Charlie out to
  • 00:23:14.050 --> 00:23:15.140
  • a café one time just to be
  • 00:23:15.140 --> 00:23:16.290
  • a good dad.
  • 00:23:16.290 --> 00:23:17.280
  • Ava was 7.
  • 00:23:17.280 --> 00:23:18.260
  • Charlie was 5.
  • 00:23:18.260 --> 00:23:20.140
  • It was a good idea in my head.
  • 00:23:20.140 --> 00:23:22.170
  • And have you ever had those
  • 00:23:22.170 --> 00:23:23.160
  • days, parents, where your kids
  • 00:23:23.160 --> 00:23:24.210
  • just are acting terrible?
  • 00:23:24.210 --> 00:23:26.170
  • And you wonder if
  • 00:23:26.170 --> 00:23:27.210
  • there is a God.
  • 00:23:27.210 --> 00:23:28.290
  • Like, you look at them and
  • 00:23:28.290 --> 00:23:29.210
  • you're like, "Who are these
  • 00:23:29.210 --> 00:23:30.140
  • weird little beings?"
  • 00:23:30.140 --> 00:23:31.150
  • I went to this café
  • 00:23:31.150 --> 00:23:32.210
  • and it was packed.
  • 00:23:32.210 --> 00:23:33.230
  • And I tried to be that dad
  • 00:23:33.230 --> 00:23:34.110
  • who knows what he's doing.
  • 00:23:34.110 --> 00:23:35.140
  • And my daughters were both
  • 00:23:35.140 --> 00:23:36.110
  • just acting insane.
  • 00:23:36.110 --> 00:23:38.130
  • Anything I said that didn't
  • 00:23:38.130 --> 00:23:39.130
  • work, they were throwing stuff.
  • 00:23:39.130 --> 00:23:40.110
  • They were just like...
  • 00:23:40.110 --> 00:23:41.220
  • like, hissing at me.
  • 00:23:41.220 --> 00:23:42.150
  • Like, it was like nothing
  • 00:23:42.150 --> 00:23:43.080
  • was working.
  • 00:23:43.080 --> 00:23:44.020
  • Anybody been there?
  • 00:23:44.020 --> 00:23:45.070
  • You know, you get nervous when
  • 00:23:47.080 --> 00:23:48.180
  • people are lookin' at you 'cause
  • 00:23:48.180 --> 00:23:49.240
  • you know they're judging you
  • 00:23:49.240 --> 00:23:51.000
  • and you just care, for whatever
  • 00:23:51.000 --> 00:23:52.120
  • reason, about what these people
  • 00:23:52.120 --> 00:23:53.030
  • think even though they don't
  • 00:23:53.030 --> 00:23:54.050
  • pay your bills and are never
  • 00:23:54.050 --> 00:23:55.060
  • gonna raise your kids.
  • 00:23:55.060 --> 00:23:56.070
  • But we're so concerned anyway.
  • 00:23:56.070 --> 00:23:57.200
  • I remember sittin' there
  • 00:23:57.200 --> 00:23:58.170
  • and my kids kept getting worse.
  • 00:23:58.170 --> 00:23:59.220
  • And the pressure
  • 00:23:59.220 --> 00:24:00.120
  • was getting worse.
  • 00:24:00.120 --> 00:24:01.100
  • And I started to think how much
  • 00:24:01.100 --> 00:24:02.100
  • Here I am tryin' to have
  • 00:24:04.110 --> 00:24:05.060
  • a nice breakfast, and my kids
  • 00:24:05.060 --> 00:24:06.040
  • are wrecking everybody
  • 00:24:06.040 --> 00:24:06.290
  • else's breakfast.
  • 00:24:06.290 --> 00:24:08.020
  • And I can see people judging me.
  • 00:24:08.020 --> 00:24:09.000
  • And I'm startin' to get
  • 00:24:09.000 --> 00:24:09.260
  • defensive.
  • 00:24:09.260 --> 00:24:10.150
  • And this elderly gentleman
  • 00:24:10.150 --> 00:24:11.210
  • gets up from his table
  • 00:24:11.210 --> 00:24:12.260
  • and he had a cane.
  • 00:24:12.260 --> 00:24:14.130
  • He had a World War II Veteran
  • 00:24:14.130 --> 00:24:16.040
  • hat on.
  • 00:24:16.040 --> 00:24:16.290
  • He came up to me and I just was
  • 00:24:16.290 --> 00:24:17.210
  • like, "I wonder what this guy is
  • 00:24:17.210 --> 00:24:18.280
  • gonna say."
  • 00:24:18.280 --> 00:24:19.180
  • He said, "Hey, young man,
  • 00:24:19.180 --> 00:24:20.270
  • It gets easier.
  • 00:24:23.030 --> 00:24:24.150
  • We've all had those days.
  • 00:24:24.150 --> 00:24:26.250
  • Keep on showin' up
  • 00:24:26.250 --> 00:24:27.260
  • to breakfast."
  • 00:24:27.260 --> 00:24:28.150
  • And I was like, "Yeah!
  • 00:24:28.150 --> 00:24:31.030
  • That's right!"
  • 00:24:31.030 --> 00:24:32.280
  • It was all I needed.
  • 00:24:32.280 --> 00:24:35.150
  • Can we be those type of
  • 00:24:35.150 --> 00:24:36.290
  • Christians, where we see people
  • 00:24:36.290 --> 00:24:38.220
  • limping into our church, and we
  • 00:24:38.220 --> 00:24:40.150
  • see people who are almost about
  • 00:24:40.150 --> 00:24:41.190
  • to give up because they're
  • 00:24:41.190 --> 00:24:43.000
  • fighting, and the Holy Spirit
  • 00:24:43.000 --> 00:24:44.180
  • is doin' his work,
  • 00:24:44.180 --> 00:24:46.020
  • and they're like,
  • 00:24:46.020 --> 00:24:46.250
  • "I don't know if I can do it."
  • 00:24:46.250 --> 00:24:47.220
  • And they come into your church
  • 00:24:47.220 --> 00:24:48.180
  • and someone says,
  • 00:24:48.180 --> 00:24:49.090
  • "You're gonna be all right.
  • 00:24:49.090 --> 00:24:50.070
  • C'mon, lift your head.
  • 00:24:50.070 --> 00:24:51.110
  • You're a work in progress.
  • 00:24:51.110 --> 00:24:52.210
  • God isn't done with you.
  • 00:24:52.210 --> 00:24:53.190
  • Look at what he's done
  • 00:24:53.190 --> 00:24:54.070
  • in my life."
  • 00:24:54.070 --> 00:24:54.270
  • Can we be those Christians?
  • 00:24:56.270 --> 00:24:59.270
  • I hope so.
  • 00:24:59.270 --> 00:25:01.250
  • I'm gonna give you two ways,
  • 00:25:01.250 --> 00:25:03.020
  • two ideas to stay
  • 00:25:03.160 --> 00:25:06.160
  • bein' led by the Spirit.
  • 00:25:06.160 --> 00:25:07.230
  • Is that cool if I give you two?
  • 00:25:08.090 --> 00:25:11.090
  • It comes down to two
  • 00:25:11.090 --> 00:25:12.200
  • clear things, I think.
  • 00:25:12.200 --> 00:25:13.270
  • Number one, I'm gonna say 'em
  • 00:25:13.270 --> 00:25:14.260
  • real quick.
  • 00:25:14.260 --> 00:25:16.170
  • Comes down to the convictions
  • 00:25:16.170 --> 00:25:17.110
  • you hold.
  • 00:25:17.120 --> 00:25:20.120
  • Ideas are gonna come and go,
  • 00:25:20.140 --> 00:25:23.140
  • but convictions keep you firm.
  • 00:25:24.090 --> 00:25:27.090
  • You know, there are a lot of
  • 00:25:27.090 --> 00:25:28.050
  • things right now that you can
  • 00:25:28.050 --> 00:25:29.190
  • be ambiguous about.
  • 00:25:29.190 --> 00:25:31.020
  • But we are in dire need as
  • 00:25:31.020 --> 00:25:32.050
  • Christians to make sure we
  • 00:25:32.050 --> 00:25:34.040
  • understand what we will fight
  • 00:25:34.040 --> 00:25:35.210
  • for and what we will not,
  • 00:25:35.210 --> 00:25:37.020
  • what we will stand on
  • 00:25:37.020 --> 00:25:38.190
  • and what we will not.
  • 00:25:38.190 --> 00:25:39.240
  • There are so many people trying
  • 00:25:39.240 --> 00:25:40.240
  • to live Spirit led, but they
  • 00:25:40.240 --> 00:25:42.130
  • have no convictions that keep
  • 00:25:42.130 --> 00:25:44.020
  • them planted when they need to
  • 00:25:44.020 --> 00:25:45.100
  • be planted.
  • 00:25:45.100 --> 00:25:46.100
  • I wonder tonight,
  • 00:25:46.100 --> 00:25:47.050
  • do you know what you stand for?
  • 00:25:47.050 --> 00:25:49.050
  • Do you know what you believe?
  • 00:25:49.050 --> 00:25:50.060
  • Do you know what you're gonna
  • 00:25:50.060 --> 00:25:51.100
  • fight for?
  • 00:25:51.100 --> 00:25:52.050
  • Do you know what
  • 00:25:52.050 --> 00:25:53.010
  • is a conviction?
  • 00:25:53.010 --> 00:25:53.260
  • Because if you can show me
  • 00:25:53.260 --> 00:25:54.270
  • your 5 convictions that matter,
  • 00:25:54.270 --> 00:25:56.090
  • we can probably show you where
  • 00:25:56.090 --> 00:25:57.160
  • you're gon' be in 5 years.
  • 00:25:57.240 --> 00:26:00.260
  • Write down tonight,
  • 00:26:00.260 --> 00:26:02.290
  • "What do you stand for?
  • 00:26:02.290 --> 00:26:04.210
  • What do I believe?"
  • 00:26:04.250 --> 00:26:07.250
  • I like to say, "Convictions hold
  • 00:26:07.250 --> 00:26:09.090
  • - Carl: Some of you right now,
  • 00:26:15.140 --> 00:26:16.150
  • you think you have that one
  • 00:26:16.150 --> 00:26:17.160
  • problem that God can't fix, that
  • 00:26:17.160 --> 00:26:19.270
  • there is no promise for you.
  • 00:26:19.270 --> 00:26:21.090
  • I came to tell somebody
  • 00:26:21.090 --> 00:26:22.090
  • in here right now
  • 00:26:22.090 --> 00:26:23.130
  • you're in your process.
  • 00:26:23.130 --> 00:26:24.270
  • The Holy Spirit's leading you.
  • 00:26:24.270 --> 00:26:26.090
  • And there is a problem.
  • 00:26:26.090 --> 00:26:27.170
  • You need to hear that there
  • 00:26:27.170 --> 00:26:28.250
  • is a promise that is
  • 00:26:28.250 --> 00:26:30.250
  • greater right behind it.
  • 00:26:30.250 --> 00:26:31.150
  • And you gotta learn
  • 00:26:31.150 --> 00:26:32.050
  • - Carl: You know, there are no
  • 00:26:41.180 --> 00:26:42.230
  • loopholes in real convictions.
  • 00:26:43.060 --> 00:26:46.060
  • But there are a lot
  • 00:26:46.060 --> 00:26:47.030
  • of Christians who,
  • 00:26:47.030 --> 00:26:47.270
  • they don't have convictions.
  • 00:26:47.270 --> 00:26:48.180
  • They have ideas with loopholes.
  • 00:26:48.180 --> 00:26:51.160
  • Like, "I have a conviction.
  • 00:26:51.160 --> 00:26:53.290
  • I'm gonna be nice to people,
  • 00:26:53.290 --> 00:26:54.280
  • "I'm gonna stay sexually pure,
  • 00:26:57.110 --> 00:26:59.150
  • if God brings me
  • 00:26:59.150 --> 00:27:00.070
  • who I need in time."
  • 00:27:00.070 --> 00:27:02.020
  • "I'm gonna tithe,
  • 00:27:02.020 --> 00:27:03.130
  • if I have money."
  • 00:27:03.130 --> 00:27:05.140
  • These are not convictions.
  • 00:27:06.010 --> 00:27:09.010
  • These are ideas.
  • 00:27:09.010 --> 00:27:11.000
  • And you know what happens in
  • 00:27:11.000 --> 00:27:11.230
  • the life of a Christian when
  • 00:27:11.230 --> 00:27:12.230
  • they're led by their feelings?
  • 00:27:12.230 --> 00:27:14.040
  • It goes the opposite way.
  • 00:27:14.040 --> 00:27:15.130
  • What if I told you that most
  • 00:27:15.130 --> 00:27:16.240
  • in your life, they're not gonna
  • 00:27:18.290 --> 00:27:20.000
  • be accompanied by a feeling.
  • 00:27:20.000 --> 00:27:21.220
  • So if you know what you stand
  • 00:27:21.220 --> 00:27:23.090
  • for when you don't feel like
  • 00:27:23.090 --> 00:27:24.140
  • doin' what God has called you
  • 00:27:24.140 --> 00:27:25.230
  • to do, when you don't feel
  • 00:27:25.230 --> 00:27:27.010
  • like liftin' your hands, when
  • 00:27:27.010 --> 00:27:28.090
  • you don't feel like bein' kind,
  • 00:27:28.090 --> 00:27:29.270
  • it doesn't matter, because
  • 00:27:29.270 --> 00:27:31.060
  • your convictions are concrete.
  • 00:27:31.060 --> 00:27:33.060
  • I'm pretty sure that Paul
  • 00:27:33.060 --> 00:27:34.180
  • would've had a feeling that
  • 00:27:34.180 --> 00:27:36.130
  • he was supposed to preach
  • 00:27:36.130 --> 00:27:37.140
  • somewhere, but his conviction to
  • 00:27:37.140 --> 00:27:39.070
  • listen to the Holy Spirit kept
  • 00:27:39.070 --> 00:27:40.280
  • him on track with his destiny.
  • 00:27:40.280 --> 00:27:43.090
  • What about you?
  • 00:27:43.090 --> 00:27:45.180
  • Do you know what you stand
  • 00:27:45.180 --> 00:27:46.140
  • for tonight?
  • 00:27:46.140 --> 00:27:48.120
  • 'Cause in my life,
  • 00:27:48.120 --> 00:27:49.170
  • I'll tell ya this right now.
  • 00:27:49.170 --> 00:27:50.150
  • I have some convictions,
  • 00:27:50.150 --> 00:27:52.020
  • and they're not feelings.
  • 00:27:52.020 --> 00:27:53.280
  • Most of my good convictions
  • 00:27:53.280 --> 00:27:54.240
  • I don't have a feeling
  • 00:27:54.240 --> 00:27:55.270
  • that comes with 'em.
  • 00:27:55.270 --> 00:27:56.270
  • I have a conviction to pray.
  • 00:27:56.270 --> 00:27:59.000
  • Don't care if someone prays
  • 00:27:59.000 --> 00:28:00.210
  • for me.
  • 00:28:00.210 --> 00:28:01.110
  • I've got a conviction to give.
  • 00:28:01.110 --> 00:28:03.100
  • Don't care if I have money,
  • 00:28:03.100 --> 00:28:04.180
  • 'cause money's not about,
  • 00:28:04.180 --> 00:28:05.110
  • giving's not about money.
  • 00:28:05.110 --> 00:28:06.120
  • It's about a state of mind.
  • 00:28:06.120 --> 00:28:08.010
  • Brian Houston and Bobbie Houston
  • 00:28:08.010 --> 00:28:09.160
  • they have a conviction
  • 00:28:09.160 --> 00:28:11.000
  • to build the church.
  • 00:28:11.000 --> 00:28:12.090
  • Doesn't matter if they wake up
  • 00:28:12.090 --> 00:28:13.050
  • one day and they don't feel
  • 00:28:13.050 --> 00:28:13.290
  • like it.
  • 00:28:13.290 --> 00:28:14.140
  • They have a conviction.
  • 00:28:14.140 --> 00:28:15.200
  • What about you?
  • 00:28:15.200 --> 00:28:16.180
  • The kingdom of God is not
  • 00:28:16.180 --> 00:28:17.170
  • built on good ideas
  • 00:28:17.170 --> 00:28:18.210
  • and flashy concept.
  • 00:28:18.210 --> 00:28:20.120
  • It's built on faithful, everyday
  • 00:28:20.120 --> 00:28:21.290
  • Christians who stand on their
  • 00:28:21.290 --> 00:28:23.180
  • conviction day in and day out.
  • 00:28:23.180 --> 00:28:25.160
  • And before you know it,
  • 00:28:25.160 --> 00:28:26.160
  • God does somethin' supernatural.
  • 00:28:27.080 --> 00:28:30.080
  • Warning, real quick, and team,
  • 00:28:30.080 --> 00:28:33.080
  • y'all can come up here.
  • 00:28:33.080 --> 00:28:34.030
  • I've got four closes,
  • 00:28:34.030 --> 00:28:35.030
  • so don't get excited.
  • 00:28:35.030 --> 00:28:37.060
  • The most important convictions
  • 00:28:37.060 --> 00:28:40.020
  • will be the most tested
  • 00:28:40.020 --> 00:28:42.160
  • convictions.
  • 00:28:42.160 --> 00:28:44.130
  • God's doin' somethin'
  • 00:28:44.130 --> 00:28:46.130
  • in this conference.
  • 00:28:46.130 --> 00:28:47.130
  • I'm preachin' tonight with
  • 00:28:47.130 --> 00:28:48.120
  • a heavy heart because
  • 00:28:48.120 --> 00:28:50.020
  • our country back home,
  • 00:28:50.020 --> 00:28:51.150
  • it's in a tailspin.
  • 00:28:51.150 --> 00:28:53.020
  • Things are breakin' apart
  • 00:28:53.020 --> 00:28:54.070
  • at the seams.
  • 00:28:54.070 --> 00:28:55.190
  • And I'm aware that the toughest
  • 00:28:55.190 --> 00:28:57.110
  • convictions in my life, the ones
  • 00:28:57.110 --> 00:28:58.180
  • that really matter,
  • 00:28:58.180 --> 00:28:59.160
  • they will be the ones
  • 00:28:59.160 --> 00:29:00.100
  • that are the most tested.
  • 00:29:00.100 --> 00:29:02.030
  • Wouldn't it be cool if you
  • 00:29:02.030 --> 00:29:02.260
  • could suggest to God
  • 00:29:02.260 --> 00:29:04.020
  • what stuff he tested you on?
  • 00:29:04.020 --> 00:29:06.150
  • It's like, "God, I'm not
  • 00:29:06.150 --> 00:29:08.060
  • in the mood this month
  • 00:29:08.060 --> 00:29:09.020
  • for the whole fasting thing,
  • 00:29:09.020 --> 00:29:09.230
  • or the whole generous thing.
  • 00:29:09.230 --> 00:29:10.270
  • Like, just let me just, you
  • 00:29:10.270 --> 00:29:12.170
  • know, kinda worry about
  • 00:29:12.170 --> 00:29:13.190
  • the stuff I'm good at."
  • 00:29:13.190 --> 00:29:14.120
  • Doesn't work like that.
  • 00:29:14.120 --> 00:29:15.120
  • Most of the convictions
  • 00:29:15.120 --> 00:29:16.230
  • that matter as a Christian,
  • 00:29:16.230 --> 00:29:17.190
  • they're gonna be pretty hard.
  • 00:29:17.190 --> 00:29:19.030
  • Like, there's some easy stuff.
  • 00:29:19.030 --> 00:29:19.280
  • Like, most people, you know,
  • 00:29:19.280 --> 00:29:21.080
  • you don't necessarily
  • 00:29:21.080 --> 00:29:22.060
  • have a temptation.
  • 00:29:22.060 --> 00:29:23.000
  • You have a conviction
  • 00:29:23.000 --> 00:29:24.040
  • not to murder.
  • 00:29:24.040 --> 00:29:25.020
  • You're probably not gonna
  • 00:29:25.020 --> 00:29:25.250
  • wanna murder anybody.
  • 00:29:25.250 --> 00:29:26.220
  • You might have a conviction
  • 00:29:26.220 --> 00:29:27.150
  • not to steal.
  • 00:29:27.150 --> 00:29:28.110
  • You're probably not somebody
  • 00:29:28.110 --> 00:29:29.030
  • who steals.
  • 00:29:29.030 --> 00:29:30.060
  • But you start talkin' about some
  • 00:29:30.060 --> 00:29:31.050
  • of the little convictions that
  • 00:29:31.050 --> 00:29:32.150
  • lead to big, big, big wins in
  • 00:29:32.150 --> 00:29:34.250
  • the spiritual realm, that's the
  • 00:29:34.250 --> 00:29:36.160
  • stuff that God loves you so much
  • 00:29:36.160 --> 00:29:38.180
  • he will be relentless on.
  • 00:29:38.180 --> 00:29:40.080
  • We have a song that says, "His
  • 00:29:40.080 --> 00:29:41.040
  • love is relentless."
  • 00:29:41.040 --> 00:29:42.030
  • That is true.
  • 00:29:42.030 --> 00:29:42.230
  • But the conviction of
  • 00:29:42.230 --> 00:29:43.250
  • the Holy Spirit is equally
  • 00:29:43.250 --> 00:29:45.030
  • as relentless because
  • 00:29:45.030 --> 00:29:46.130
  • God knows, "If I'd love ya,
  • 00:29:46.130 --> 00:29:48.120
  • and I'm not gonna leave ya,
  • 00:29:48.120 --> 00:29:49.120
  • if this conviction matters,
  • 00:29:49.120 --> 00:29:50.230
  • I'm gonna keep on at it.
  • 00:29:50.230 --> 00:29:52.040
  • And I'm gonna keep on at it."
  • 00:29:52.040 --> 00:29:53.100
  • And tonight maybe you need to
  • 00:29:53.100 --> 00:29:54.200
  • go home and look at some of
  • 00:29:54.200 --> 00:29:56.000
  • the little convictions that
  • 00:29:56.000 --> 00:29:56.250
  • might start to slip because they
  • 00:29:56.250 --> 00:29:58.050
  • lead to either big problems
  • 00:29:58.050 --> 00:30:00.000
  • or big wins.
  • 00:30:00.000 --> 00:30:01.210
  • I've got a conviction.
  • 00:30:01.210 --> 00:30:02.240
  • Y'all still with me?
  • 00:30:02.240 --> 00:30:03.200
  • It's hard to hear anybody
  • 00:30:03.200 --> 00:30:04.080
  • in here.
  • 00:30:04.200 --> 00:30:07.200
  • I've got a conviction in
  • 00:30:07.200 --> 00:30:09.070
  • my life to love people
  • 00:30:09.070 --> 00:30:10.170
  • with no expectation of return.
  • 00:30:10.170 --> 00:30:13.050
  • It can't be an idea, because
  • 00:30:13.050 --> 00:30:16.030
  • that idea will fade because
  • 00:30:16.030 --> 00:30:17.060
  • people are pretty terrible.
  • 00:30:17.060 --> 00:30:19.150
  • Don't act like you don't know
  • 00:30:19.150 --> 00:30:20.180
  • what I'm talkin' about.
  • 00:30:20.180 --> 00:30:22.010
  • It better be a conviction
  • 00:30:22.010 --> 00:30:23.100
  • or you can't do it.
  • 00:30:23.100 --> 00:30:24.230
  • And I remember, you know, going
  • 00:30:24.230 --> 00:30:26.000
  • through this moment in church
  • 00:30:26.000 --> 00:30:27.290
  • where I had a friend
  • 00:30:27.290 --> 00:30:28.220
  • who is a Universalist.
  • 00:30:28.220 --> 00:30:30.280
  • He believes differently
  • 00:30:30.280 --> 00:30:31.210
  • than I believe.
  • 00:30:31.210 --> 00:30:33.050
  • And we were goin' back
  • 00:30:33.050 --> 00:30:33.220
  • and forth, just debating.
  • 00:30:33.220 --> 00:30:34.290
  • Week after week
  • 00:30:34.290 --> 00:30:35.250
  • we'd have coffee.
  • 00:30:35.250 --> 00:30:36.220
  • And he's that guy that's like,
  • 00:30:36.220 --> 00:30:37.170
  • "All roads lead to heaven, bro.
  • 00:30:37.170 --> 00:30:38.290
  • Love is love.
  • 00:30:38.290 --> 00:30:39.200
  • Wear it, hashtag, you know?
  • 00:30:39.200 --> 00:30:41.060
  • You go that way.
  • 00:30:41.060 --> 00:30:42.050
  • I go this way.
  • 00:30:42.050 --> 00:30:43.010
  • And they all lead there."
  • 00:30:43.010 --> 00:30:43.260
  • And I'm like, "Nah, we actually
  • 00:30:43.260 --> 00:30:44.190
  • don't believe that.
  • 00:30:44.190 --> 00:30:45.140
  • We believe Jesus is the way,
  • 00:30:45.140 --> 00:30:46.140
  • the truth, and the life.
  • 00:30:46.140 --> 00:30:47.250
  • And you might be goin' on
  • 00:30:47.250 --> 00:30:48.180
  • that road, but it doesn't lead
  • 00:30:48.180 --> 00:30:49.170
  • to where Jesus said."
  • 00:30:49.170 --> 00:30:50.150
  • And we would fight.
  • 00:30:50.150 --> 00:30:51.090
  • And we would debate.
  • 00:30:51.090 --> 00:30:52.050
  • And I remember just thinkin',
  • 00:30:52.050 --> 00:30:53.020
  • "My job is to love.
  • 00:30:53.020 --> 00:30:54.190
  • Holy Spirit's job is to convict.
  • 00:30:54.190 --> 00:30:56.020
  • I'm 'a keep on lovin' this guy."
  • 00:30:56.020 --> 00:30:57.130
  • Calls me one day.
  • 00:30:57.130 --> 00:30:58.010
  • He's like, "Hey,
  • 00:30:58.010 --> 00:30:58.220
  • I wanna come to church."
  • 00:30:58.220 --> 00:30:59.290
  • I'm like, "Great."
  • 00:30:59.290 --> 00:31:01.250
  • Got him a seat in the front row,
  • 00:31:01.250 --> 00:31:03.090
  • and I just happened to be
  • 00:31:03.090 --> 00:31:04.010
  • preaching a message called
  • 00:31:04.010 --> 00:31:05.010
  • "Always Only Jesus."
  • 00:31:05.010 --> 00:31:07.220
  • And I'm like, "That is awesome,
  • 00:31:07.220 --> 00:31:09.020
  • Lord.
  • 00:31:09.020 --> 00:31:09.200
  • You are fantastic.
  • 00:31:09.200 --> 00:31:10.170
  • There's no way
  • 00:31:10.170 --> 00:31:11.140
  • he could miss this.
  • 00:31:11.140 --> 00:31:12.160
  • And I mean, I'm gonna preach,
  • 00:31:12.160 --> 00:31:13.190
  • literally, at him."
  • 00:31:13.190 --> 00:31:15.110
  • And I remember preaching
  • 00:31:15.110 --> 00:31:16.080
  • my heart out.
  • 00:31:16.080 --> 00:31:17.040
  • Like, he's right here,
  • 00:31:17.040 --> 00:31:17.290
  • and I'm just yelling,
  • 00:31:17.290 --> 00:31:19.040
  • "Always only Jesus.
  • 00:31:19.040 --> 00:31:22.010
  • There is no other way.
  • 00:31:22.010 --> 00:31:23.090
  • He died and rose again.
  • 00:31:23.090 --> 00:31:24.170
  • There's a, whosoever's in this
  • 00:31:24.170 --> 00:31:25.190
  • city can call on his name.
  • 00:31:25.190 --> 00:31:26.290
  • And if you look to him, he is
  • 00:31:26.290 --> 00:31:28.170
  • the Messiah.
  • 00:31:28.170 --> 00:31:29.100
  • He is the King of kings.
  • 00:31:29.100 --> 00:31:30.080
  • There aren't many gods.
  • 00:31:30.080 --> 00:31:31.080
  • There are one.
  • 00:31:31.080 --> 00:31:31.290
  • There are not many paths.
  • 00:31:31.290 --> 00:31:32.240
  • There are one."
  • 00:31:32.240 --> 00:31:33.190
  • I mean, I let it fly.
  • 00:31:33.190 --> 00:31:36.130
  • And we get up to the green room,
  • 00:31:36.130 --> 00:31:38.080
  • and I'm like, "This is amazing.
  • 00:31:38.080 --> 00:31:39.050
  • Can't wait to hear what
  • 00:31:39.050 --> 00:31:40.010
  • he has to say."
  • 00:31:40.010 --> 00:31:41.000
  • And he's like, "Hey, man, I want
  • 00:31:41.000 --> 00:31:42.290
  • you to know I loved the service.
  • 00:31:42.290 --> 00:31:44.040
  • I loved the part where you said,
  • 00:31:44.040 --> 00:31:46.280
  • 'You can believe whatever you
  • 00:31:46.280 --> 00:31:47.180
  • want and God'll still love ya.'"
  • 00:31:47.280 --> 00:31:50.280
  • And I remember thinkin'--
  • 00:31:51.280 --> 00:31:54.280
  • I'm like, "What'd you say?
  • 00:31:54.280 --> 00:31:56.060
  • What'd you say?"
  • 00:31:56.060 --> 00:31:57.050
  • I can hear my Australian wife
  • 00:31:57.050 --> 00:31:58.080
  • laughing because she loves it
  • 00:31:58.080 --> 00:31:59.260
  • when she knows God is workin'
  • 00:31:59.260 --> 00:32:01.010
  • on me.
  • 00:32:01.010 --> 00:32:02.020
  • 'Cause sometimes when you think
  • 00:32:02.020 --> 00:32:02.240
  • God's workin' on them,
  • 00:32:02.240 --> 00:32:03.220
  • he's really workin' on you
  • 00:32:03.220 --> 00:32:04.260
  • through them.
  • 00:32:04.260 --> 00:32:06.290
  • And I sat there and I'm like,
  • 00:32:06.290 --> 00:32:08.220
  • "What do you mean?"
  • 00:32:08.220 --> 00:32:10.010
  • And he's like, "Just that part,
  • 00:32:10.010 --> 00:32:10.240
  • that part where you were like,
  • 00:32:10.240 --> 00:32:11.270
  • 'God loves everybody.
  • 00:32:11.270 --> 00:32:12.210
  • You can believe whatever you
  • 00:32:12.210 --> 00:32:13.130
  • want, I really felt
  • 00:32:13.130 --> 00:32:14.080
  • the love in here.'"
  • 00:32:14.080 --> 00:32:15.050
  • And I was like, "Hah!"
  • 00:32:16.030 --> 00:32:19.030
  • And I said, "Oh, I'm just glad
  • 00:32:19.030 --> 00:32:19.270
  • you came, bro.
  • 00:32:19.270 --> 00:32:20.180
  • I'm just glad you came."
  • 00:32:20.180 --> 00:32:21.170
  • Everything in me wanted to
  • 00:32:21.170 --> 00:32:22.260
  • become not just a Christian but
  • 00:32:22.260 --> 00:32:24.030
  • the Messiah, not just the one
  • 00:32:24.100 --> 00:32:27.100
  • who talks about the truth
  • 00:32:27.100 --> 00:32:28.060
  • but the truth.
  • 00:32:28.060 --> 00:32:29.090
  • 'Cause it's my job.
  • 00:32:29.090 --> 00:32:30.060
  • Let me know it's not my job.
  • 00:32:30.060 --> 00:32:31.030
  • And I remember I just
  • 00:32:31.030 --> 00:32:32.060
  • held fast to my convictions.
  • 00:32:32.060 --> 00:32:33.060
  • I'm not here preaching
  • 00:32:33.060 --> 00:32:34.020
  • so I can see a return.
  • 00:32:34.020 --> 00:32:36.000
  • I'm not being his friend
  • 00:32:36.000 --> 00:32:37.000
  • so he'll become a Christian.
  • 00:32:37.000 --> 00:32:38.200
  • I'm not doing this
  • 00:32:38.200 --> 00:32:39.190
  • and loving him.
  • 00:32:39.190 --> 00:32:40.160
  • I'm doin' this because God loved
  • 00:32:40.160 --> 00:32:41.270
  • me, and he's called me to
  • 00:32:41.270 --> 00:32:43.030
  • be that type of Christian.
  • 00:32:43.030 --> 00:32:44.280
  • So I very frustratedly
  • 00:32:44.280 --> 00:32:45.280
  • walked out.
  • 00:32:45.280 --> 00:32:48.070
  • He called me a little while
  • 00:32:48.070 --> 00:32:49.240
  • later, 2 weeks later,
  • 00:32:49.240 --> 00:32:52.050
  • matter of fact.
  • 00:32:52.050 --> 00:32:53.030
  • He said, "Hey, I just woke up
  • 00:32:53.030 --> 00:32:54.030
  • thinkin' about your message.
  • 00:32:54.030 --> 00:32:56.130
  • And I just feel like I just
  • 00:32:56.130 --> 00:32:57.240
  • keep hearin' about Jesus
  • 00:32:57.240 --> 00:32:58.190
  • over and over.
  • 00:32:58.190 --> 00:32:59.110
  • Can we meet?
  • 00:32:59.110 --> 00:32:59.290
  • Can we talk?"
  • 00:32:59.290 --> 00:33:02.030
  • Sometimes God is workin',
  • 00:33:02.030 --> 00:33:04.050
  • and he's doin' stuff that
  • 00:33:04.050 --> 00:33:05.060
  • we cannot see.
  • 00:33:05.060 --> 00:33:06.020
  • Sometimes your conviction right
  • 00:33:06.020 --> 00:33:07.220
  • now that you're havin' trouble
  • 00:33:07.220 --> 00:33:09.080
  • holdin' fast to,
  • 00:33:09.080 --> 00:33:10.040
  • you got a conviction to pray
  • 00:33:10.040 --> 00:33:11.090
  • for your son or daughter
  • 00:33:11.090 --> 00:33:12.090
  • that's backslidden,
  • 00:33:12.090 --> 00:33:13.100
  • and the devil's pullin' at it,
  • 00:33:13.100 --> 00:33:14.220
  • hold fast to it.
  • 00:33:14.220 --> 00:33:15.200
  • You might have a conviction
  • 00:33:15.200 --> 00:33:17.060
  • that God has called you to have
  • 00:33:17.060 --> 00:33:18.220
  • that church where you have it,
  • 00:33:18.220 --> 00:33:20.060
  • and people aren't comin' like
  • 00:33:20.060 --> 00:33:21.130
  • you thought, and there's some
  • 00:33:21.130 --> 00:33:22.130
  • challenges, hold fast
  • 00:33:22.130 --> 00:33:23.290
  • to your conviction
  • 00:33:23.290 --> 00:33:25.200
  • because the Holy Spirit
  • 00:33:25.200 --> 00:33:26.250
  • - Carl: So God's lookin'
  • 00:33:34.010 --> 00:33:34.270
  • for a generation of people
  • 00:33:34.270 --> 00:33:36.050
  • that will rise up and say,
  • 00:33:36.050 --> 00:33:37.160
  • "Lord, I'm ready.
  • 00:33:37.160 --> 00:33:38.160
  • Lead me where you wanna lead me.
  • 00:33:38.160 --> 00:33:40.090
  • If you say, 'Go,' I'm gonna go.
  • 00:33:40.090 --> 00:33:42.030
  • If you say, 'Serve,'
  • 00:33:42.030 --> 00:33:43.060
  • I'm gonna serve.
  • 00:33:43.060 --> 00:33:44.070
  • If you say, 'Fight,'
  • 00:33:44.070 --> 00:33:45.000
  • [music]
  • 00:33:47.150 --> 00:33:50.010
  • - Carl: Comes down to the what?
  • 00:33:54.190 --> 00:33:56.000
  • The convictions you hold.
  • 00:33:56.000 --> 00:33:57.100
  • You wanna live Spirit led?
  • 00:33:57.100 --> 00:33:58.180
  • Your number two, it comes down
  • 00:33:58.180 --> 00:34:00.030
  • to the covenant you trust.
  • 00:34:03.020 --> 00:34:06.020
  • The covenant you trust.
  • 00:34:06.020 --> 00:34:07.170
  • One of my favorite parts in
  • 00:34:07.170 --> 00:34:08.110
  • the Scripture is when our Bible
  • 00:34:08.160 --> 00:34:11.160
  • will remind us, and he doesn't
  • 00:34:13.270 --> 00:34:16.010
  • give it like the world gives it.
  • 00:34:16.010 --> 00:34:18.190
  • The reason why I think
  • 00:34:18.190 --> 00:34:19.130
  • that's in there is because
  • 00:34:19.130 --> 00:34:20.100
  • I live in New York City
  • 00:34:20.100 --> 00:34:21.060
  • and people still think
  • 00:34:21.060 --> 00:34:22.030
  • that they're in a relationship
  • 00:34:22.030 --> 00:34:23.180
  • with Jesus that
  • 00:34:23.180 --> 00:34:24.180
  • is contract based
  • 00:34:24.180 --> 00:34:26.090
  • Meaning you do somethin' right,
  • 00:34:28.180 --> 00:34:30.250
  • and you do somethin' right,
  • 00:34:30.250 --> 00:34:32.010
  • and together we have a deal.
  • 00:34:32.010 --> 00:34:33.190
  • But if one of us breaks it,
  • 00:34:33.190 --> 00:34:34.210
  • we're in trouble.
  • 00:34:34.210 --> 00:34:35.240
  • Contract is over.
  • 00:34:35.240 --> 00:34:37.030
  • A covenant
  • 00:34:37.030 --> 00:34:37.290
  • is Jesus died for you.
  • 00:34:37.290 --> 00:34:39.110
  • It is in cement.
  • 00:34:39.110 --> 00:34:40.150
  • It's not going anywhere.
  • 00:34:40.150 --> 00:34:41.250
  • That's why he said, "Hey, when
  • 00:34:41.250 --> 00:34:42.220
  • y'all go and the Holy Spirit
  • 00:34:42.220 --> 00:34:44.000
  • leads, you don't ever forget.
  • 00:34:44.000 --> 00:34:45.070
  • I don't give you peace
  • 00:34:45.070 --> 00:34:46.080
  • like the world gives it.
  • 00:34:46.080 --> 00:34:47.100
  • It's not going anywhere.
  • 00:34:47.100 --> 00:34:48.170
  • It is a covenant."
  • 00:34:48.170 --> 00:34:49.180
  • And if you're gonna leave here
  • 00:34:49.180 --> 00:34:50.150
  • tonight and you are gonna be led
  • 00:34:50.150 --> 00:34:51.250
  • by the Spirit, there are gonna
  • 00:34:51.250 --> 00:34:53.080
  • be moments where you don't
  • 00:34:53.080 --> 00:34:54.240
  • understand what's goin' on.
  • 00:34:54.240 --> 00:34:56.060
  • There are gonna be moments
  • 00:34:56.060 --> 00:34:57.190
  • where you can't figure out
  • 00:34:57.190 --> 00:34:58.200
  • what's goin' on in the process.
  • 00:34:58.200 --> 00:35:00.040
  • And if you don't know
  • 00:35:00.040 --> 00:35:01.130
  • what covenants to stand on,
  • 00:35:01.130 --> 00:35:03.080
  • the devil can get you.
  • 00:35:03.080 --> 00:35:04.220
  • That it can be a river
  • 00:35:04.220 --> 00:35:05.180
  • of pain that gets you.
  • 00:35:05.180 --> 00:35:06.230
  • That it can be a discouraging
  • 00:35:06.230 --> 00:35:08.010
  • season that gets you.
  • 00:35:08.010 --> 00:35:09.100
  • But if you stand
  • 00:35:09.100 --> 00:35:10.090
  • on the covenant.
  • 00:35:10.130 --> 00:35:13.130
  • Paul, I think when he
  • 00:35:13.130 --> 00:35:16.050
  • was worried about switchin'
  • 00:35:16.050 --> 00:35:17.110
  • his plans, he knew.
  • 00:35:17.110 --> 00:35:19.060
  • He said, "No, I trust my God.
  • 00:35:19.060 --> 00:35:21.090
  • He's never gonna leave me,
  • 00:35:21.090 --> 00:35:22.080
  • never gonna forsake me."
  • 00:35:22.080 --> 00:35:23.120
  • If y'all believe this tonight,
  • 00:35:23.120 --> 00:35:24.080
  • there will be no problem that
  • 00:35:24.080 --> 00:35:25.270
  • can stop your progress because
  • 00:35:25.270 --> 00:35:27.210
  • you will never forget that there
  • 00:35:27.210 --> 00:35:29.020
  • is a promise right behind it.
  • 00:35:29.020 --> 00:35:31.250
  • So you're in your progress.
  • 00:35:31.250 --> 00:35:33.110
  • You're makin' it work.
  • 00:35:33.110 --> 00:35:34.140
  • And there's a problem.
  • 00:35:34.140 --> 00:35:36.250
  • Remember, there's a promise
  • 00:35:36.250 --> 00:35:37.290
  • right behind it.
  • 00:35:37.290 --> 00:35:38.240
  • Who has one of your
  • 00:35:38.240 --> 00:35:39.150
  • smartphones tonight?
  • 00:35:39.150 --> 00:35:41.010
  • Have y'all ever noticed
  • 00:35:41.010 --> 00:35:41.230
  • how many things that
  • 00:35:41.230 --> 00:35:42.230
  • you can download now?
  • 00:35:42.230 --> 00:35:45.040
  • You can get an app
  • 00:35:45.040 --> 00:35:46.280
  • for everything.
  • 00:35:46.280 --> 00:35:48.240
  • My daughters showed me this.
  • 00:35:48.240 --> 00:35:50.190
  • I said, "You wanna go shopping,
  • 00:35:50.190 --> 00:35:51.180
  • spend some time together?"
  • 00:35:51.180 --> 00:35:52.120
  • They're like, "Sure, I'll
  • 00:35:52.120 --> 00:35:53.150
  • just download it on my app."
  • 00:35:53.150 --> 00:35:55.050
  • There's an app for everything.
  • 00:35:55.050 --> 00:35:56.110
  • You can app, you know, it'll
  • 00:35:56.110 --> 00:35:57.220
  • bring groceries to your house.
  • 00:35:57.220 --> 00:35:58.260
  • You can get an app
  • 00:35:58.260 --> 00:35:59.190
  • for whatever you want.
  • 00:35:59.190 --> 00:36:00.250
  • It's weird.
  • 00:36:00.250 --> 00:36:01.150
  • It's taking away all kinds of
  • 00:36:01.150 --> 00:36:02.080
  • communication and relationship,
  • 00:36:02.080 --> 00:36:03.200
  • but that's a different sermon.
  • 00:36:03.200 --> 00:36:05.090
  • Did you know that as
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  • a Christian, there is literally
  • 00:36:06.040 --> 00:36:07.210
  • a promise for everything?
  • 00:36:07.210 --> 00:36:10.000
  • Some of you right now,
  • 00:36:10.000 --> 00:36:11.040
  • you think you have that
  • 00:36:11.040 --> 00:36:12.020
  • one problem that God can't fix.
  • 00:36:12.020 --> 00:36:14.140
  • You have that one issue that
  • 00:36:14.140 --> 00:36:15.160
  • there is no promise for you.
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  • I came to tell somebody
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  • in here right now,
  • 00:36:18.020 --> 00:36:19.090
  • you're in your process.
  • 00:36:19.090 --> 00:36:20.290
  • The Holy Spirit's leading you
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  • and there is a problem.
  • 00:36:22.050 --> 00:36:23.120
  • You need to hear that there
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  • is a promise that is greater
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  • right behind it.
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  • And you gotta learn how
  • 00:36:27.090 --> 00:36:28.030
  • to stand on it.
  • 00:36:28.030 --> 00:36:30.060
  • And you might be like,
  • 00:36:30.060 --> 00:36:30.290
  • "You don't know my life.
  • 00:36:30.290 --> 00:36:31.230
  • You don't know my excuse."
  • 00:36:31.230 --> 00:36:32.170
  • Well, I got a couple.
  • 00:36:32.170 --> 00:36:33.090
  • on the journey ad you hear that
  • 00:36:35.040 --> 00:36:36.190
  • voice of the problem, what if
  • 00:36:36.190 --> 00:36:37.290
  • God's voice of the promise
  • 00:36:37.290 --> 00:36:39.180
  • was even louder?
  • 00:36:39.180 --> 00:36:40.200
  • So you say,
  • 00:36:40.200 --> 00:36:41.110
  • watch how this works.
  • 00:36:41.110 --> 00:36:42.110
  • You say,
  • 00:36:42.110 --> 00:36:43.000
  • "I can't figure it out."
  • 00:36:43.000 --> 00:36:44.220
  • God says,
  • 00:36:44.220 --> 00:36:45.090
  • "I will direct your steps."
  • 00:36:45.090 --> 00:36:46.190
  • That covenant's in Proverbs 3.
  • 00:36:46.190 --> 00:36:48.020
  • You say, "I am too tired."
  • 00:36:48.020 --> 00:36:49.260
  • Well, guess what?
  • 00:36:49.260 --> 00:36:50.180
  • God says,
  • 00:36:50.180 --> 00:36:51.070
  • "I will give you rest."
  • 00:36:51.070 --> 00:36:52.050
  • That's a promise
  • 00:36:52.050 --> 00:36:52.270
  • that's in Matthew.
  • 00:36:52.270 --> 00:36:53.200
  • You say, "It's impossible."
  • 00:36:53.200 --> 00:36:55.040
  • Well, guess what?
  • 00:36:55.040 --> 00:36:55.290
  • God says,
  • 00:36:55.290 --> 00:36:56.200
  • "All things are possible."
  • 00:36:56.200 --> 00:36:58.070
  • That's in Luke.
  • 00:36:58.070 --> 00:36:59.180
  • You say, "Nobody loves me."
  • 00:36:59.180 --> 00:37:01.070
  • Guess what?
  • 00:37:01.070 --> 00:37:02.030
  • God says, "I love you."
  • 00:37:02.030 --> 00:37:03.130
  • That covenant is found in John.
  • 00:37:03.130 --> 00:37:05.050
  • You say,
  • 00:37:05.050 --> 00:37:05.280
  • "I can't forgive myself."
  • 00:37:05.280 --> 00:37:07.060
  • Well, God says, "I forgive you."
  • 00:37:07.060 --> 00:37:09.010
  • That covenant
  • 00:37:09.010 --> 00:37:09.220
  • is found in Romans 8.
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  • You say, "It's not worth it."
  • 00:37:11.050 --> 00:37:13.030
  • God says, "It will be worth it."
  • 00:37:13.030 --> 00:37:14.170
  • That promise is in Romans.
  • 00:37:14.170 --> 00:37:15.290
  • You say, "I'm not smart enough."
  • 00:37:15.290 --> 00:37:17.230
  • Guess what?
  • 00:37:17.230 --> 00:37:18.170
  • God says, "I will
  • 00:37:18.170 --> 00:37:19.140
  • give you wisdom."
  • 00:37:19.140 --> 00:37:21.060
  • You say, "I'm not able."
  • 00:37:21.090 --> 00:37:24.090
  • Hear me tonight.
  • 00:37:29.230 --> 00:37:31.180
  • We're done.
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  • You can shut your Books,
  • 00:37:32.180 --> 00:37:33.290
  • Bibles, whatever you got.
  • 00:37:33.290 --> 00:37:35.230
  • And hear me loud and clear.
  • 00:37:35.230 --> 00:37:37.220
  • My prayer tonight is that as
  • 00:37:37.220 --> 00:37:39.110
  • we think about the covenants of
  • 00:37:39.110 --> 00:37:40.140
  • God, and we think about how
  • 00:37:40.140 --> 00:37:42.190
  • faithful he has been, it will
  • 00:37:42.190 --> 00:37:45.040
  • inspire us in this place to say,
  • 00:37:45.040 --> 00:37:46.260
  • "Lord, I wanna live Spirit led.
  • 00:37:46.260 --> 00:37:48.160
  • I don't want my progress
  • 00:37:48.160 --> 00:37:49.140
  • to stop.
  • 00:37:49.140 --> 00:37:50.110
  • I don't wanna live in fear."
  • 00:37:50.110 --> 00:37:51.160
  • Because while we try
  • 00:37:51.160 --> 00:37:52.190
  • to get ourselves together,
  • 00:37:52.190 --> 00:37:54.190
  • our world is falling apart.
  • 00:37:54.190 --> 00:37:57.080
  • So God's lookin' for
  • 00:37:57.080 --> 00:37:58.170
  • a generation of people
  • 00:37:58.170 --> 00:37:59.280
  • that will rise up and say,
  • 00:37:59.280 --> 00:38:01.050
  • "Lord, I'm ready.
  • 00:38:01.050 --> 00:38:02.070
  • Lead me where you wanna lead me.
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  • If you say, 'Go,' I'm gonna go.
  • 00:38:03.280 --> 00:38:05.060
  • If you say, 'Serve,'
  • 00:38:05.060 --> 00:38:06.170
  • I'm gonna serve.
  • 00:38:06.170 --> 00:38:07.210
  • If you say, 'Fight,'
  • 00:38:07.210 --> 00:38:08.220
  • I'm gonna fight.
  • 00:38:08.220 --> 00:38:09.280
  • If you say--"
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  • Stand to your feet.
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  • I'm gonna pray.
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  • Last thing I wanna say,
  • 00:38:15.030 --> 00:38:15.270
  • you guys good up top?
  • 00:38:15.270 --> 00:38:17.090
  • You hearin' me?
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  • What if we learned how
  • 00:38:23.120 --> 00:38:25.000
  • to praise God
  • 00:38:25.000 --> 00:38:26.220
  • in the middle of the process?
  • 00:38:27.200 --> 00:38:30.200
  • Because anybody can praise God
  • 00:38:30.200 --> 00:38:32.010
  • in the beginning of the process
  • 00:38:32.010 --> 00:38:33.210
  • because you have no idea
  • 00:38:33.210 --> 00:38:34.170
  • what you're gettin' into.
  • 00:38:34.170 --> 00:38:36.120
  • And anybody can praise God
  • 00:38:36.120 --> 00:38:37.120
  • at the end of the journey
  • 00:38:37.120 --> 00:38:39.010
  • because you can't believe
  • 00:38:39.010 --> 00:38:40.040
  • what you survived.
  • 00:38:40.040 --> 00:38:41.210
  • But only a Christian can praise
  • 00:38:41.210 --> 00:38:43.200
  • God in the middle of the process
  • 00:38:43.200 --> 00:38:46.000
  • before it's done, before
  • 00:38:46.000 --> 00:38:47.190
  • it's healed, before it's been
  • 00:38:47.190 --> 00:38:49.180
  • restored, before the stuff
  • 00:38:49.180 --> 00:38:51.050
  • has grown, before you got
  • 00:38:51.050 --> 00:38:52.170
  • the job you wanted.
  • 00:38:52.170 --> 00:38:53.280
  • If you're a Christian in here
  • 00:38:53.280 --> 00:38:54.270
  • and you're willing to praise
  • 00:38:54.270 --> 00:38:56.140
  • God for who he is and what he's
  • 00:38:56.140 --> 00:38:57.270
  • done can you give him a shout in
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  • - Brian: Well, I thank you
  • 00:39:06.100 --> 00:39:07.010
  • so much for joining us.
  • 00:39:07.010 --> 00:39:08.180
  • I really pray that one day you
  • 00:39:08.180 --> 00:39:10.120
  • can join me and many others at
  • 00:39:10.120 --> 00:39:12.060
  • one of our Hillsong Conferences
  • 00:39:12.060 --> 00:39:13.190
  • around the globe.
  • 00:39:13.190 --> 00:39:14.270
  • you the world's finest Bible
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  • teachers, kingdom inspirers, and
  • 00:39:19.020 --> 00:39:20.250
  • creative innovators, to speak
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  • into the heart and soul of
  • 00:39:22.190 --> 00:39:24.040
  • your God-given vision,
  • 00:39:24.040 --> 00:39:25.110
  • and seek to serve kingdom cause
  • 00:39:25.110 --> 00:39:27.080
  • within us all.
  • 00:39:27.080 --> 00:39:28.130
  • I really believe what God
  • 00:39:28.130 --> 00:39:30.050
  • has invested within you
  • 00:39:30.050 --> 00:39:31.170
  • is important, and he wants
  • 00:39:31.170 --> 00:39:32.280
  • to see you grow and expand
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  • to be all he intends you to be.
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  • Thanks again for joining us.
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  • And don't ever forget,
  • 00:39:39.110 --> 00:39:40.050
  • How wonderful
  • 00:39:45.120 --> 00:39:48.120
  • how glorious
  • 00:39:48.240 --> 00:39:51.240
  • my Savior's scars
  • 00:39:53.020 --> 00:39:56.020
  • - Brian: Let me tell you
  • 00:40:05.000 --> 00:40:05.170
  • a little bit about the heart
  • 00:40:05.170 --> 00:40:06.240
  • behind Hillsong Worship.
  • 00:40:06.240 --> 00:40:08.090
  • When we began as a church in
  • 00:40:08.090 --> 00:40:09.290
  • a little school hall, I really
  • 00:40:09.290 --> 00:40:11.200
  • believed we were called to be
  • 00:40:11.200 --> 00:40:13.000
  • a church to influence and impact
  • 00:40:13.000 --> 00:40:14.210
  • the way people worshiped Jesus.
  • 00:40:14.210 --> 00:40:16.110
  • The message of Jesus
  • 00:40:16.110 --> 00:40:17.110
  • And I believe there is power
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  • in music that proclaims
  • 00:40:20.150 --> 00:40:22.000
  • this good news.
  • 00:40:22.000 --> 00:40:22.250
  • These are not just songs.
  • 00:40:22.250 --> 00:40:24.050
  • A lot of heart and passion
  • 00:40:24.050 --> 00:40:25.250
  • go into the making of all
  • 00:40:25.250 --> 00:40:27.010
  • our albums with the intent to
  • 00:40:27.010 --> 00:40:28.170
  • lift people's eyes heavenwards.
  • 00:40:28.170 --> 00:40:30.090
  • We really want to see people
  • 00:40:30.090 --> 00:40:31.150
  • like you worship and glorify
  • 00:40:31.150 --> 00:40:33.130
  • Jesus wherever you are.
  • 00:40:33.130 --> 00:40:35.060
  • My prayer for you today
  • 00:40:35.060 --> 00:40:36.280
  • is that you can really connect
  • 00:40:36.280 --> 00:40:38.150
  • with the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:40:38.150 --> 00:40:39.290
  • He loves you.
  • 00:40:39.290 --> 00:40:41.000
  • And I believe
  • 00:40:41.000 --> 00:40:41.260
  • the words of these songs can
  • 00:40:41.260 --> 00:40:43.030
  • the words of these songs can
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  • If love endured
  • 00:40:58.210 --> 00:41:01.230
  • that ancient cross
  • 00:41:04.220 --> 00:41:07.220
  • how precious is
  • 00:41:07.220 --> 00:41:09.010
  • my Savior's blood
  • 00:41:12.070 --> 00:41:15.070
  • The beauty of heaven
  • 00:41:15.070 --> 00:41:17.250
  • wrapped in my shame
  • 00:41:20.110 --> 00:41:23.110
  • The image of love
  • 00:41:23.110 --> 00:41:25.170
  • upon death's frame
  • 00:41:28.110 --> 00:41:31.110
  • If having my heart
  • 00:41:31.110 --> 00:41:33.250
  • was worth the pain
  • 00:41:36.090 --> 00:41:39.090
  • what joy could you see
  • 00:41:39.090 --> 00:41:41.120
  • beyond the grave
  • 00:41:44.090 --> 00:41:47.090
  • If love found my soul
  • 00:41:47.090 --> 00:41:49.130
  • worth dying for
  • 00:41:50.020 --> 00:41:53.020
  • how wonderful
  • 00:41:54.120 --> 00:41:57.120
  • how glorious
  • 00:41:58.150 --> 00:42:01.170
  • my Saviour's scars
  • 00:42:02.110 --> 00:42:05.110
  • victorious
  • 00:42:06.160 --> 00:42:09.160
  • My chains are gone
  • 00:42:10.050 --> 00:42:13.050
  • My debt is paid
  • 00:42:14.110 --> 00:42:17.110
  • From death to life
  • 00:42:18.070 --> 00:42:21.070
  • From death to life
  • 00:42:21.070 --> 00:42:28.140
  • If heaven now owns
  • 00:42:42.100 --> 00:42:45.100
  • that vacant tomb
  • 00:42:48.080 --> 00:42:51.080
  • how great is the hope
  • 00:42:51.080 --> 00:42:53.120
  • that lives in you
  • 00:42:56.090 --> 00:42:59.090
  • The passion that tore
  • 00:42:59.090 --> 00:43:01.140
  • through hell like a rose
  • 00:43:04.150 --> 00:43:07.150
  • The promise that rolled
  • 00:43:07.150 --> 00:43:09.070
  • back death and its stone
  • 00:43:12.180 --> 00:43:15.180
  • If freedom is worth
  • 00:43:15.180 --> 00:43:17.290
  • the life you raised
  • 00:43:19.180 --> 00:43:22.180
  • oh, where is my sin
  • 00:43:22.180 --> 00:43:25.100
  • Where is my shame
  • 00:43:26.200 --> 00:43:29.200
  • Oh, Jesus
  • 00:43:29.200 --> 00:43:31.130
  • If love paid it all
  • 00:43:31.130 --> 00:43:33.110
  • to have my heart
  • 00:43:34.190 --> 00:43:37.190
  • how wonderful
  • 00:43:38.120 --> 00:43:41.120
  • how glorious
  • 00:43:42.070 --> 00:43:45.070
  • my Saviour's scars
  • 00:43:46.100 --> 00:43:49.100
  • victorious
  • 00:43:50.090 --> 00:43:53.090
  • My chains are gone
  • 00:43:54.090 --> 00:43:57.090
  • My debt is paid
  • 00:43:58.240 --> 00:44:01.260
  • From death to life
  • 00:44:02.110 --> 00:44:05.110
  • From death to life
  • 00:44:05.110 --> 00:44:12.270
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:44:18.130 --> 00:44:21.130
  • I see freedom
  • 00:44:21.130 --> 00:44:23.050
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:44:23.050 --> 00:44:25.000
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:44:25.000 --> 00:44:27.030
  • And from death to life
  • 00:44:27.030 --> 00:44:29.020
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:44:29.020 --> 00:44:31.260
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:44:32.010 --> 00:44:35.010
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:44:35.010 --> 00:44:37.000
  • I see freedom
  • 00:44:37.000 --> 00:44:39.050
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:44:39.050 --> 00:44:40.240
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:44:40.240 --> 00:44:43.020
  • And from death to life
  • 00:44:43.020 --> 00:44:45.020
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:44:45.020 --> 00:44:47.240
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:44:48.030 --> 00:44:51.030
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:44:51.030 --> 00:44:52.260
  • I see freedom
  • 00:44:52.260 --> 00:44:54.260
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:44:54.260 --> 00:44:56.210
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:44:56.210 --> 00:44:58.250
  • And from death to life
  • 00:44:58.250 --> 00:45:00.260
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:45:01.000 --> 00:45:04.000
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:45:04.150 --> 00:45:07.150
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:45:07.150 --> 00:45:09.050
  • I see freedom
  • 00:45:09.050 --> 00:45:10.270
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:45:10.270 --> 00:45:13.010
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:45:13.010 --> 00:45:14.290
  • And from death to life
  • 00:45:14.290 --> 00:45:16.270
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:45:16.270 --> 00:45:19.260
  • In the wonder of your grace
  • 00:45:20.290 --> 00:45:23.290
  • how my soul will sing
  • 00:45:23.290 --> 00:45:26.060
  • your praise
  • 00:45:26.060 --> 00:45:27.270
  • In the wonder of your grace
  • 00:45:28.240 --> 00:45:31.240
  • how my soul will sing
  • 00:45:31.240 --> 00:45:33.250
  • your praise
  • 00:45:34.130 --> 00:45:37.130
  • How wonderful
  • 00:45:38.050 --> 00:45:41.050
  • how glorious
  • 00:45:42.090 --> 00:45:45.090
  • my Saviour's scars
  • 00:45:46.090 --> 00:45:49.090
  • victorious
  • 00:45:50.090 --> 00:45:53.090
  • My chains are gone
  • 00:45:54.080 --> 00:45:57.080
  • My debt is paid
  • 00:45:58.120 --> 00:46:01.140
  • From death to life
  • 00:46:02.090 --> 00:46:05.090
  • and grace to grace
  • 00:46:05.090 --> 00:46:08.070
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:46:08.070 --> 00:46:11.020
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:46:11.020 --> 00:46:12.250
  • I see freedom
  • 00:46:12.250 --> 00:46:14.270
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:46:14.270 --> 00:46:16.260
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:46:16.260 --> 00:46:18.270
  • And from death to life
  • 00:46:18.270 --> 00:46:20.230
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:46:20.260 --> 00:46:23.260
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:46:23.290 --> 00:46:26.290
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:46:26.290 --> 00:46:28.250
  • I see freedom
  • 00:46:28.250 --> 00:46:30.250
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:46:30.250 --> 00:46:32.210
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:46:32.210 --> 00:46:34.250
  • And from death to life
  • 00:46:34.250 --> 00:46:36.290
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:46:36.290 --> 00:46:39.270
  • In the wonder of your grace
  • 00:46:40.240 --> 00:46:43.240
  • how my soul will sing
  • 00:46:43.240 --> 00:46:46.000
  • your praise
  • 00:46:46.000 --> 00:46:47.250
  • In the wonder of your grace
  • 00:46:48.220 --> 00:46:51.220
  • how my soul will sing
  • 00:46:51.220 --> 00:46:53.270
  • your praise
  • 00:46:54.210 --> 00:46:57.210
  • How wonderful
  • 00:46:58.050 --> 00:47:01.070
  • how glorious
  • 00:47:02.030 --> 00:47:05.030
  • my Saviour's scars
  • 00:47:06.060 --> 00:47:09.060
  • victorious
  • 00:47:10.160 --> 00:47:13.160
  • My chains are gone
  • 00:47:14.060 --> 00:47:17.060
  • My debt is paid
  • 00:47:18.130 --> 00:47:21.130
  • From death to life
  • 00:47:22.090 --> 00:47:25.090
  • From death to life
  • 00:47:25.090 --> 00:47:32.270
  • [audience applauding]
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  • There's no borders
  • 00:47:41.000 --> 00:47:44.000
  • in your love
  • 00:47:46.090 --> 00:47:49.090
  • no division in your heart
  • 00:47:50.250 --> 00:47:53.250
  • God of heaven
  • 00:47:57.010 --> 00:48:00.030
  • God of freedom
  • 00:48:06.010 --> 00:48:09.010
  • There's no taking back
  • 00:48:09.010 --> 00:48:11.130
  • the cross
  • 00:48:13.070 --> 00:48:16.070
  • no regret in what it cost
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  • God of freedom
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  • C'mon
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  • God of heaven
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  • Let there be light
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  • Open the eyes of the blind
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  • Purify our hearts
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  • in your fire
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  • Breathe in us we pray
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  • Let there be light
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  • Open our eyes to your heart
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  • Desperate just to know
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  • who you are
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  • Shine in us we pray
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  • [music]
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  • Good news
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  • embracing the poor
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  • Comfort for
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  • all those who mourn
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  • And for the brokenhearted
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  • we sing louder
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  • Release from prison
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  • and shame
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  • Oppression turning
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  • to praise
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  • For every captive
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  • sing louder
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  • Restoring sight
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  • to the blind
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  • Breaking the curse
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  • of the night
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  • For all in darkness
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  • sing louder
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  • Proclaiming freedom for all
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  • This is the day of the Lord
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  • Beauty for ashes
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  • Let there be light
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  • Open the eyes of the blind
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  • Purify our hearts
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  • in your fire
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  • Breathe in us we pray
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  • Jesus, let there be light
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  • Open our eyes to your heart
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  • Desperate just
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  • to know who you are
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  • Shine in us we pray
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