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Bobbie Houston and Judah Smith

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  • - male announcer: For over 30
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  • years, the mandate of Hillsong
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  • Conference has remained
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  • unchanged: to champion the cause
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  • of local churches everywhere.
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  • - Pastor Brian Houston: You
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  • watch what God can do.
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  • You can make your church the
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  • most powerful, faith-filled
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  • church on the globe.
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  • - announcer: Today, Hillsong
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  • Conference takes place in 3
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  • continents and gathers over
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  • 70.000 delegates to bring you
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  • world-class speakers,
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  • inspirational worship, and
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  • God-breathed sessions.
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  • - Brian: God's gonna do
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  • something powerful in your life.
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  • - announcer: So join Pastors
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  • Brian and Bobbie Houston for a
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  • front row seat.
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  • Settle in and enjoy the
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  • experience for yourself as we
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  • bring you the "Best of Hillsong
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  • Conference."
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  • - Judah Smith: There is only
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  • one source where we can receive
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  • agape, unconditional love that
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  • needs no reciprocation.
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  • He says, "I want you to love one
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  • another; just as I have loved
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  • you."
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  • - Pastor Bobbie Houston: You
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  • know, as followers of Jesus
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  • Christ here today, as the church
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  • of Jesus Christ on the earth
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  • today, what are we doing here?
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  • We're gathered, the body of
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  • Christ, and we're here and we're
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  • singing his praises unto the
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  • earth and by the grace of God
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  • the kingdom of God is advancing
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  • - Bobbie: Last Friday evening,
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  • three sleeps before Hillsong
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  • Conference, I go to sleep--I
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  • went to sleep a little anxious
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  • and yet trusting about this
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  • session.
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  • Anxious and yet trusting if that
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  • is remotely possible.
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  • So I go to sleep and I have this
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  • dream I dream.
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  • I dream it's been a hectic day.
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  • It's been such a hectic day and
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  • I am actually prepping, I'm
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  • preparing for Sisterhood the
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  • next morning.
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  • I'm preparing.
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  • The house is full of people.
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  • I'm--this is my dream.
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  • I'm dreaming the house is full
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  • of people, there are
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  • distractions everywhere, and
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  • it's starting to get late in the
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  • day.
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  • In fact, night has begun to
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  • fall.
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  • And so I start to panic 'cause
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  • it's in my nature, I like to be
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  • prepared.
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  • But I start to panic because I
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  • always wanna bring my best and
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  • God's best to the girls on a
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  • Thursday morning, and I've been
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  • doing Sisterhood for 21 years
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  • now.
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  • So I start to panic because, you
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  • know, it's getting late into the
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  • evening and, you know, Brian is
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  • telling me not to panic which is
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  • making me panic all the more.
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  • And he's telling me not to angst
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  • and I'm angsting all the more.
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  • And now it's getting actually
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  • really, really late and suddenly
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  • in my dream it's midnight and,
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  • you know, the words in my mind
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  • for the girls, the words that I
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  • have on paper are actually fine.
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  • They were fine but, you know
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  • what, in my spirit, they didn't
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  • feel exactly perfect, exactly
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  • right.
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  • And now suddenly in this dream
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  • it's not just midnight, it's the
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  • early hours of the morning.
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  • It's 3 and it's now 4 a.m.
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  • And you know, people are still
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  • in my house for some bizarre
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  • reason.
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  • And you know, all our assistants
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  • and all the people who help us
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  • do life are in my house and
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  • they're trying to help me but
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  • their presence is just adding to
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  • my anxiety.
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  • And now suddenly in this dream I
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  • am seriously panicking.
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  • I am pleading with everybody to
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  • please leave my house, I am
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  • bawling in desperation for
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  • perfect words for Thursday
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  • Sisterhood.
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  • And then I wake up.
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  • I literally wake up.
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  • I have no idea what time it is.
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  • I have no idea.
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  • It is still dark.
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  • I look at my clock.
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  • I have an enormous clock and I
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  • still can't see it.
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  • I look at it and it's, like, 5
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  • a.m. and suddenly out of
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  • nowhere, suddenly out of the
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  • darkness and the stillness and
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  • that place of anxiety, suddenly
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  • Elijah pops into my mind.
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  • Elijah.
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  • Elijah the prophet, right?
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  • Elijah who, back in the day,
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  • carried the Word of the Lord for
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  • the people of the day.
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  • Elijah who had all manner of
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  • challenge and opposition against
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  • him.
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  • Elijah who labored for
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  • righteousness, who prophesied
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  • drought into the land as a "wake
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  • up and smell the roses"
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  • consequence of the wickedness in
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  • the land.
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  • Elijah who then fled an enraged
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  • king and his equally enraged and
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  • deranged wife, Jezebel.
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  • Elijah who then, in weariness,
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  • collapses under a tree and
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  • declares, "God, I have had
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  • enough.
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  • God, I have had enough," and he
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  • begs and he pleads God to die
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  • there and then.
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  • Only, everyone say, "only," only
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  • to be nourished and ministered
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  • to by an angel.
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  • He falls asleep in exhaustion
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  • under a tree, only to be
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  • awakened and tapped on the
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  • shoulder by an angel.
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  • He says, "Wake up, eat, drink."
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  • There's a cake by his head.
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  • There's water by his head.
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  • He eats, he drinks.
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  • He's strengthened.
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  • He lays down to sleep again.
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  • Yet again, the angel wakes him
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  • up.
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  • "Eat, drink.
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  • You need to be strengthened for
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  • what lies ahead."
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  • Elijah who then finds himself
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  • strengthened enough he continues
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  • 40 days and 40 nights and he
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  • finds himself on a mountaintop.
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  • He is craning within his spirit
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  • to hear the voice of God and
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  • hear direction for what to do
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  • next.
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  • And then suddenly God speaks to
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  • him.
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  • God instructs him.
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  • He's in a cave and God says,
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  • "Elijah, go outside.
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  • Go outside."
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  • So he responds, he obeys.
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  • He goes outside and, as you know
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  • the story, a mighty wind passes.
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  • Rocks split.
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  • A mighty wind passes.
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  • A mighty earthquake passes.
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  • A mighty fire passes but God is
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  • in none of them.
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  • And then suddenly, a gentle
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  • whisper is heard, a voice is
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  • heard, and within that gentle
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  • whisper is a question from the
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  • heart of God, and God is saying,
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  • "Elijah, what are you doing
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  • here?
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  • What are you doing here?"
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  • He comes out, the Word says.
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  • He puts his hood over his head
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  • and he comes out to the mouth of
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  • the cave and he stands there and
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  • God speaks to him yet again.
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  • And God and Elijah converse.
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  • They converse.
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  • Spirit to spirit they converse
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  • and then God gives him clear
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  • direction for the remainder of
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  • his mission.
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  • I wanna present the same
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  • question that God presented to
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  • Elijah.
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  • I wanna present the same
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  • question.
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  • He goes, "Elijah."
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  • In fact, twice he says, "Elijah,
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  • what are you doing here?
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  • What are you doing here,
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  • Elijah?"
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  • I'm paraphrasing now.
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  • I'm--allow me license here but,
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  • "Elijah, what are you doing in
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  • this juncture in your journey,
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  • your life, your drama, your
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  • need?
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  • What are you doing here?
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  • Are you prepared, Elijah?"
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  • If you read the Scripture, "Are
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  • you prepared, Elijah, to wait
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  • and not fear," number one.
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  • "Elijah, are you prepared to
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  • wait and not fear?"
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  • 'Cause he was fearful.
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  • He was running for his life.
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  • He was hiding, he was crying out
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  • to God, "This is too much, God.
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  • This is too much that you have
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  • put on my plate.
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  • This is--"
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  • And God says, "Are you prepared
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  • to wait and not fear," number
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  • one.
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  • And second, you know, "Are you
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  • prepared to wait and not succumb
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  • to what might be in the wind,
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  • the fire, the earthquake, but is
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  • not of me?"
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  • Because, can I remind us that
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  • - announcer: We'll be
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  • continuing with more after the
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  • break.
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  • - Bobbie: So I'm asking us, I'm
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  • exhorting us, to not settle but
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  • to wait.
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  • We don't strive but we labor to
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  • enter his rest.
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  • We labor.
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  • - Bobbie: You know, as
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  • followers of Jesus Christ here
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  • today, as the church of Jesus
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  • Christ on the earth today, what
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  • are we doing here?
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  • Why are we here?
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  • What are we really here for?
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  • You know, are we also, like
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  • Elijah, prepared to wait, number
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  • one, wait and not fear?
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  • I don't know what is going on in
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  • your life.
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  • I know what's going on in my
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  • life.
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  • We're here.
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  • We're gathered, the body of
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  • Christ, and we're here and we're
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  • singing his praises unto the
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  • earth and by the grace of God
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  • the kingdom of God is advancing
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  • in the heavenly realm.
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  • So, number one, are we prepared?
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  • Whatever might be going on in
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  • your life, are you prepared to
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  • wait and not fear?
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  • And secondly and more
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  • importantly, this is really,
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  • really what I wanna get across.
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  • Are we prepared to wait and not
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  • settle for anything less than
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  • the perfect and the precise
  • 00:08:41.090 --> 00:08:43.050
  • voice of God for what lies
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  • ahead?
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  • And you know, church, obviously
  • 00:08:46.250 --> 00:08:48.280
  • the prevailing lesson of
  • 00:08:48.280 --> 00:08:50.120
  • Elijah's mountain experience is
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  • that God's direction is in the
  • 00:08:54.160 --> 00:08:57.160
  • perfect and in the still and in
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  • the personal and gentle whisper
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  • of God.
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  • I just wanna exhort us together
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  • for us to not settle for what is
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  • in the obvious or the familiar,
  • 00:09:10.020 --> 00:09:13.020
  • but rather that we press and
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  • that we wait.
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  • You know, the angst in that
  • 00:09:15.190 --> 00:09:16.250
  • dream that I had last Friday
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  • night, the angst in the dream
  • 00:09:18.180 --> 00:09:20.070
  • was that I was craning for God's
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  • perfect words for the girls.
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  • So I'm asking us, I'm exhorting
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  • us, to not settle but to wait
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  • and to press in the right way
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  • and to labor for what is
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  • perfect.
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  • We labor.
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  • We don't strive but we labor to
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  • enter his rest.
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  • We labor.
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  • Waiting is laborious sometimes.
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  • It's laborious but it's perfect.
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  • You know, I wrote down here
  • 00:09:44.180 --> 00:09:45.220
  • "better to go out in faith with
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  • nothing than to go out with
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  • something made up."
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  • You know, this conference, you
  • 00:09:54.040 --> 00:09:55.280
  • know, in our preparation, you
  • 00:09:55.280 --> 00:09:58.190
  • know, I promise you we're at a
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  • place where we will come out
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  • with nothing, we will come out
  • 00:10:01.280 --> 00:10:03.090
  • empty-handed rather than come
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  • out with something made up.
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  • We will.
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  • We're serious about that.
  • 00:10:09.070 --> 00:10:12.060
  • And yet, you know, having said
  • 00:10:12.060 --> 00:10:13.100
  • that, I don't believe that God's
  • 00:10:13.100 --> 00:10:16.080
  • desire is to leave us hanging.
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  • I do not.
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  • I do not believe that.
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  • I believe that we are in days
  • 00:10:21.030 --> 00:10:22.090
  • where his voice and his heart
  • 00:10:22.090 --> 00:10:23.290
  • and his Word is not a mystery.
  • 00:10:23.290 --> 00:10:25.290
  • It is not hidden.
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  • It's the Spirit of God talking
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  • to us.
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  • If we're prepared to wait, you
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  • know what?
  • 00:10:30.100 --> 00:10:31.010
  • If we wait, God's Spirit will
  • 00:10:31.010 --> 00:10:32.020
  • always respond.
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  • He will always respond.
  • 00:10:34.230 --> 00:10:35.250
  • And what God responds with is
  • 00:10:35.250 --> 00:10:37.130
  • always better than anything that
  • 00:10:37.130 --> 00:10:39.050
  • we can, you know, conceive or
  • 00:10:39.050 --> 00:10:41.110
  • invent in our own strength,
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  • right?
  • 00:10:42.270 --> 00:10:44.030
  • And you know, I don't believe
  • 00:10:44.030 --> 00:10:44.260
  • that God is anxious for
  • 00:10:44.260 --> 00:10:45.260
  • anything.
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  • It's impossible for our God to
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  • be anxious yet I believe that he
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  • is anxious for us to hear him.
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  • He is anxious for us to turn our
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  • ear and allow him to truly speak
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  • into our hearts.
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  • You know, I don't know if my
  • 00:10:59.240 --> 00:11:02.110
  • little Friday night dream was
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  • from God or whether it was
  • 00:11:03.170 --> 00:11:05.140
  • simply my incredibly fertile
  • 00:11:05.140 --> 00:11:07.210
  • mind, but I am here today with
  • 00:11:07.210 --> 00:11:10.040
  • this simple thought and this
  • 00:11:10.040 --> 00:11:10.290
  • simple offering to bring to you.
  • 00:11:10.290 --> 00:11:13.240
  • You know, in the Old Testament,
  • 00:11:13.240 --> 00:11:15.180
  • the prophet of old prophesies to
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  • the prophets of the future.
  • 00:11:18.020 --> 00:11:19.220
  • In Joel chapter 2, verse 28 and
  • 00:11:19.220 --> 00:11:21.200
  • it'll go on the screen, and it
  • 00:11:21.200 --> 00:11:23.130
  • says: "And afterwards, I will
  • 00:11:23.130 --> 00:11:24.280
  • pour my Spirit out on all
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  • people; your sons and your
  • 00:11:27.040 --> 00:11:28.160
  • daughters will prophesy, and
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  • your old men will dream dreams,
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  • and your young men shall see
  • 00:11:32.000 --> 00:11:33.170
  • visions.
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  • And on my servants, both men and
  • 00:11:34.060 --> 00:11:35.270
  • women, I will pour out my Spirit
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  • in those days."
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  • In the book of Acts, Acts
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  • chapter 2, the servant of old.
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  • Okay, we've got the prophet of
  • 00:11:45.030 --> 00:11:46.030
  • old and now the servant of old.
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  • The servant of old, Peter,
  • 00:11:48.100 --> 00:11:50.250
  • stands at the beginning of the
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  • church era and he echoes the
  • 00:11:54.020 --> 00:11:57.020
  • same words.
  • 00:11:57.020 --> 00:11:59.050
  • Here, the prophet Joel, here,
  • 00:11:59.050 --> 00:12:01.170
  • the apostle Peter, echoing into
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  • the front end of the church of
  • 00:12:04.030 --> 00:12:05.190
  • Jesus Christ on the earth and he
  • 00:12:05.190 --> 00:12:07.010
  • echoes the very same words, the
  • 00:12:07.010 --> 00:12:09.010
  • ancient of old words are heard
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  • and echoed.
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  • And you know what?
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  • The bottom line of Acts is not
  • 00:12:14.000 --> 00:12:16.180
  • that we prophesy or dream.
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  • The bottom line is that we
  • 00:12:19.090 --> 00:12:20.220
  • actually echo the words and the
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  • wisdom and the heart of the
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  • Spirit.
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  • That's what it's actually about.
  • 00:12:26.140 --> 00:12:28.030
  • And then in Revelation, okay,
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  • Joel, Acts, Revelation, the
  • 00:12:31.100 --> 00:12:34.060
  • servant of old, the servant, the
  • 00:12:34.060 --> 00:12:36.080
  • servant of the Lord Jesus
  • 00:12:36.080 --> 00:12:37.220
  • Christ, he stands and he repeats
  • 00:12:37.280 --> 00:12:40.280
  • seven times, people, to pay
  • 00:12:40.280 --> 00:12:43.260
  • attention to the words of the
  • 00:12:43.260 --> 00:12:45.200
  • Spirit blowing through the age.
  • 00:12:45.200 --> 00:12:48.190
  • Seven times, seven times.
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  • We should pay attention to that.
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  • And so I wanna exhort us as is
  • 00:12:53.190 --> 00:12:55.250
  • the theme of this conference
  • 00:12:55.250 --> 00:12:57.200
  • this year but more importantly,
  • 00:12:57.200 --> 00:12:59.210
  • the theme, I think, of the age,
  • 00:12:59.210 --> 00:13:02.040
  • that we settle for nothing less
  • 00:13:02.040 --> 00:13:04.030
  • than the perfect and the precise
  • 00:13:04.030 --> 00:13:06.110
  • voice and direction of God's
  • 00:13:06.110 --> 00:13:08.200
  • Spirit.
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  • You know, in the book of Joel,
  • 00:13:10.180 --> 00:13:12.070
  • again Old Testament, the book of
  • 00:13:12.070 --> 00:13:13.270
  • Joel, chapter 2 and 3, it speaks
  • 00:13:14.120 --> 00:13:17.120
  • of "The Day of the Lord" and
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  • "The Nations Judged."
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  • Those are the headings over
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  • those chapters: "The Day of the
  • 00:13:21.170 --> 00:13:24.010
  • Lord" and "The Nations Judged,"
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  • okay?
  • 00:13:27.130 --> 00:13:28.120
  • And it says if you read through
  • 00:13:28.120 --> 00:13:29.140
  • those chapters and it's gonna go
  • 00:13:29.140 --> 00:13:31.210
  • on the screen but pretty much
  • 00:13:31.210 --> 00:13:33.120
  • this is what you see, what I
  • 00:13:33.120 --> 00:13:34.220
  • saw.
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  • It says God will roar from Zion
  • 00:13:35.240 --> 00:13:38.240
  • in that day, in that notable
  • 00:13:38.240 --> 00:13:40.080
  • day, in that glorious day for so
  • 00:13:40.080 --> 00:13:41.290
  • many and yet a fearsome day for
  • 00:13:41.290 --> 00:13:43.200
  • so many on the earth, it says
  • 00:13:43.200 --> 00:13:45.070
  • God will roar from Zion.
  • 00:13:45.070 --> 00:13:47.280
  • He will roar.
  • 00:13:47.280 --> 00:13:49.020
  • We're talking about the still,
  • 00:13:49.020 --> 00:13:50.030
  • quiet, still voice of God
  • 00:13:50.030 --> 00:13:51.110
  • speaking to us, but there is
  • 00:13:51.110 --> 00:13:52.110
  • coming a day where God will
  • 00:13:52.110 --> 00:13:53.230
  • roar, where he will pull back
  • 00:13:53.230 --> 00:13:55.200
  • the heavens, he will roll back
  • 00:13:55.200 --> 00:13:56.250
  • the heavens and, you know, this
  • 00:13:56.250 --> 00:13:58.060
  • world that is--we're here and
  • 00:13:58.060 --> 00:13:59.210
  • that world is there, and we see
  • 00:13:59.210 --> 00:14:00.260
  • this world by faith but he's
  • 00:14:00.260 --> 00:14:02.040
  • gonna pull it back and suddenly
  • 00:14:02.040 --> 00:14:04.220
  • the world is gonna see as it is.
  • 00:14:05.000 --> 00:14:08.000
  • And it says God will roar from
  • 00:14:08.000 --> 00:14:09.250
  • Zion, "Multitudes, multitudes in
  • 00:14:09.250 --> 00:14:12.120
  • the valley of decision."
  • 00:14:12.120 --> 00:14:13.130
  • It speaks of harvest.
  • 00:14:13.130 --> 00:14:14.240
  • It says the harvest is ripe.
  • 00:14:14.240 --> 00:14:16.130
  • Well, you know what?
  • 00:14:16.130 --> 00:14:17.040
  • Personally, I believe the
  • 00:14:17.040 --> 00:14:18.020
  • harvest is ripe.
  • 00:14:18.020 --> 00:14:19.110
  • And it says, "In that day--"
  • 00:14:19.110 --> 00:14:20.230
  • Oh, help me, Jesus.
  • 00:14:20.230 --> 00:14:21.100
  • "In that day, a fountain will
  • 00:14:21.100 --> 00:14:23.190
  • flow out of the Lord's house and
  • 00:14:23.190 --> 00:14:26.040
  • will water the valley."
  • 00:14:26.040 --> 00:14:27.230
  • But you know what?
  • 00:14:27.230 --> 00:14:28.090
  • We have instruction here and
  • 00:14:28.090 --> 00:14:29.120
  • now.
  • 00:14:29.120 --> 00:14:31.130
  • We have instruction here and now
  • 00:14:32.000 --> 00:14:35.000
  • before that terrible day.
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  • And you know what it is, don't
  • 00:14:37.130 --> 00:14:38.140
  • you?
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  • You know what it is.
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  • It is, "Listen."
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  • It is, "Listen, listen."
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  • In Revelation chapter 2:11, in
  • 00:14:45.020 --> 00:14:47.170
  • The Message, just one of those
  • 00:14:47.170 --> 00:14:49.200
  • repeated exhortations.
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  • It says, "Are your ears awake?"
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  • Are your ears awake?
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  • Then listen.
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  • "Listen.
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  • Listen to the Wind Words,"
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  • listen to the Wind Words, "the
  • 00:15:01.060 --> 00:15:02.270
  • Spirit blowing through the
  • 00:15:02.270 --> 00:15:04.080
  • churches."
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  • Listen.
  • 00:15:05.140 --> 00:15:06.290
  • His words are all around us.
  • 00:15:06.290 --> 00:15:08.060
  • His instruction is all around
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  • us.
  • 00:15:09.150 --> 00:15:10.090
  • His comfort, his help, it's all
  • 00:15:10.090 --> 00:15:13.070
  • around us.
  • 00:15:13.070 --> 00:15:13.240
  • His words are blowing through
  • 00:15:13.240 --> 00:15:15.070
  • the churches in this age.
  • 00:15:15.070 --> 00:15:17.000
  • And we have to fine-tune our
  • 00:15:17.000 --> 00:15:18.040
  • ears to that, amen?
  • 00:15:18.040 --> 00:15:19.270
  • We have to.
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  • We have no choice but to do
  • 00:15:21.120 --> 00:15:22.100
  • that.
  • 00:15:22.100 --> 00:15:22.290
  • Listen, listen, where are his
  • 00:15:22.290 --> 00:15:25.150
  • Wind Words blowing?
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  • Where?
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  • Where are they blowing?
  • 00:15:27.120 --> 00:15:28.290
  • They're blowing in the church.
  • 00:15:29.010 --> 00:15:32.010
  • Rick Warren was--Rick said, "You
  • 00:15:32.010 --> 00:15:33.280
  • know what?
  • 00:15:33.280 --> 00:15:34.190
  • Empires will collapse, nations
  • 00:15:34.190 --> 00:15:37.000
  • will collapse, but the church of
  • 00:15:37.000 --> 00:15:38.170
  • Jesus Christ will endure because
  • 00:15:38.170 --> 00:15:39.190
  • it always has."
  • 00:15:39.190 --> 00:15:41.200
  • So where are the Wind Words?
  • 00:15:41.200 --> 00:15:42.270
  • Where will people run in the
  • 00:15:42.270 --> 00:15:44.010
  • days that are ahead?
  • 00:15:44.010 --> 00:15:45.060
  • They're gonna run to our
  • 00:15:45.060 --> 00:15:46.080
  • churches and, by the grace of
  • 00:15:46.080 --> 00:15:47.210
  • God, we have to have the word of
  • 00:15:47.210 --> 00:15:50.140
  • the Spirit for them.
  • 00:15:50.140 --> 00:15:51.290
  • Wind Words, the words of life,
  • 00:15:51.290 --> 00:15:53.170
  • the words of wisdom, the words
  • 00:15:53.170 --> 00:15:54.270
  • of grace, the words of
  • 00:15:54.270 --> 00:15:55.240
  • forgiveness, the words of life
  • 00:15:55.240 --> 00:15:58.040
  • in Jesus' name.
  • 00:15:58.040 --> 00:15:59.240
  • In the NIV, hallelujah, it says,
  • 00:15:59.240 --> 00:16:02.170
  • "He who has an ear," an ear.
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  • Everyone grab your ear.
  • 00:16:05.050 --> 00:16:07.050
  • Everyone.
  • 00:16:07.050 --> 00:16:08.030
  • Well, I'm even standing on a
  • 00:16:08.030 --> 00:16:09.010
  • stage that looks like an ear.
  • 00:16:10.190 --> 00:16:13.190
  • "He who has an ear to hear, let
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  • him hear what the Spirit says to
  • 00:16:15.220 --> 00:16:18.040
  • the churches."
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  • Why?
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  • In order that thy will be done
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  • on earth as it is in heaven
  • 00:16:25.280 --> 00:16:27.100
  • whilst it is still day.
  • 00:16:27.100 --> 00:16:29.200
  • In order that a fountain flow in
  • 00:16:29.200 --> 00:16:32.010
  • this day.
  • 00:16:32.010 --> 00:16:33.160
  • A fountain flows from the throne
  • 00:16:33.160 --> 00:16:35.020
  • of God in heaven, hallelujah.
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  • I look forward to that day.
  • 00:16:36.260 --> 00:16:38.100
  • I can't wait for that day.
  • 00:16:38.100 --> 00:16:40.270
  • But in our here and now, that a
  • 00:16:40.270 --> 00:16:43.050
  • fountain will flow from the
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  • house of God here and now.
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  • That a fountain, a fountain of
  • 00:16:46.160 --> 00:16:48.220
  • life, will flow in our here and
  • 00:16:48.220 --> 00:16:50.150
  • now in this day, in this moment,
  • 00:16:50.150 --> 00:16:53.130
  • in all our churches and a
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  • fountain will flow from
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  • churches, from every church on
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  • the earth, every church on the
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  • earth that proclaims the name of
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  • Jesus, that a fountain will flow
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  • from every heart, from every
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  • follower of Christ's heart.
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  • This conference, the language:
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  • "Speak, we're listening."
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  • What is he saying?
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  • I mean, really, what is he
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  • saying?
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  • He has words for every occasion,
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  • for every situation, for every
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  • need.
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  • He has no lack of words but what
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  • is the Spirit of God truly
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  • saying?
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  • What is he saying?
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  • If you were to flip to the last
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  • page of the Bible, what do we
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  • read?
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  • What do we read in Revelation
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  • 22:17, what do we read?
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  • "The Spirit and the bride say,
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  • 'Come.'"
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  • Come, come to Christ.
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  • Come to Jesus.
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  • Come to the one.
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  • I want us to get so fiercely
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  • brilliant in our ability and in
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  • our capacity to say, "Come."
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  • To say, "Come."
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  • To welcome them home.
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  • Perfect words, amen?
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  • Perfect words.
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  • You know, the Spirit and the
  • 00:18:03.160 --> 00:18:04.080
  • bride are a formidable force, a
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  • formidable force.
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  • When we, the church of Jesus
  • 00:18:10.260 --> 00:18:12.020
  • Christ, get a revelation and we
  • 00:18:12.020 --> 00:18:13.110
  • stand with the Spirit of God,
  • 00:18:14.030 --> 00:18:17.030
  • formidable force.
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  • We have nothing to fear.
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  • We have nothing to fear.
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  • Father in heaven, on behalf of
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  • all my brothers and sisters here
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  • and I thank you for the
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  • privilege of standing and
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  • sharing with them, Lord, but,
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  • Father, I ask in Jesus' name, I
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  • ask in your Son's name, that you
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  • will quicken our hearts, enlarge
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  • our hearts, clear our ears, help
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  • us to declutter our lives.
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  • Help us to see and to hear your
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  • Spirit in these days.
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  • And Father, we will honor you
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  • and love you and we will honor
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  • and love them and we will take
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  • care of them and we'll throw
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  • wide the welcome doors and we
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  • will welcome them in and we will
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  • not judge them and we will love
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  • them and we will embrace them
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  • and we will allow your Spirit to
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  • redeem them and to bring them
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  • into places of salvation.
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  • We make no judgment.
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  • We love you, Jesus.
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  • You have saved us but by grace
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  • who are we?
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  • And so, Father, in the name of
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  • Jesus, I ask that your Spirit
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  • would hover over this land and
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  • that, God, you would cause a
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  • mighty revival to come in the
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  • name of Jesus, in your name and
  • 00:19:30.110 --> 00:19:32.070
  • for your Son's name, for your
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  • Son and Jesus' name, amen?
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  • - announcer: Don't go anywhere
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  • because there's more to come on
  • 00:19:46.160 --> 00:19:47.290
  • the "Best of Hillsong
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  • Conference."
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  • - Judah: Maybe the community of
  • 00:19:50.090 --> 00:19:51.120
  • faith has some clarity.
  • 00:19:51.120 --> 00:19:53.080
  • Maybe the community of faith has
  • 00:19:53.080 --> 00:19:55.050
  • something we haven't understood
  • 00:19:55.050 --> 00:19:57.020
  • yet.
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  • Speak, church; the world is
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  • - Judah: It's my privilege to
  • 00:20:07.020 --> 00:20:08.120
  • just share the Word with you and
  • 00:20:08.120 --> 00:20:10.090
  • you can find a seat if you can.
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  • I'm really excited to share a
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  • thought with you and I want to
  • 00:20:15.180 --> 00:20:17.200
  • just read a portion of Scripture
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  • to you and then we'll get
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  • started.
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  • The Gospel of Luke in chapter 10
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  • in verse 25 says this and I'll
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  • set this up for you quickly.
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  • Jesus has an encounter with a
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  • lawyer.
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  • He's a smart man, he's a
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  • brilliant man.
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  • He knows the law and they're
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  • gonna have an exchange here and
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  • they're gonna have a
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  • conversation and we get to look
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  • in on it.
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  • Luke chapter 10 and verse 25:
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  • "And behold, a lawyer stood up
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  • to put Jesus to the test, and he
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  • said this: 'Teacher, what shall
  • 00:20:45.140 --> 00:20:46.230
  • I do to inherit eternal life?'
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  • And he said to him, 'Well, what
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  • is written in the Law?
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  • How do you read it?'
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  • And he answered and said, 'Well,
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  • you shall love the Lord your God
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  • with all your heart, with all
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  • your soul, with all your
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  • strength, and with all your
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  • mind, and your neighbor as
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  • yourself.'
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  • And he said to him," Jesus now,
  • 00:21:00.040 --> 00:21:01.170
  • "You've answered correctly; just
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  • do that, and you'll be fine."
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  • Do that and you'll earn your way
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  • into the good graces of God.
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  • Simply do that and you will live
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  • in this life and in the next.
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  • "But he, desiring to justify
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  • himself."
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  • The Message Bible says, "Looking
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  • for a loophole."
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  • "He said to Jesus, 'Who is my
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  • neighbor?'"
  • 00:21:21.270 --> 00:21:22.260
  • Like, technically speaking, who
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  • is my neighbor?
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  • And here's Jesus' reply.
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  • Now, prepare yourself.
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  • The reply of Jesus is quite
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  • possibly the single most
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  • socially, racially charged
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  • story, metaphor, or parable
  • 00:21:38.070 --> 00:21:40.090
  • Jesus ever tells.
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  • Now keep in mind, this parable
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  • is told in response to a lawyer
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  • who is looking for a loophole
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  • and he wants the definition and
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  • the explanation of what it is.
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  • "If we're supposed to love our
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  • neighbor, explain to me, you
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  • know, what really is a
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  • neighbor?"
  • 00:21:55.140 --> 00:21:56.030
  • And Jesus says this, "Let me
  • 00:21:56.030 --> 00:21:57.070
  • tell you a story.
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  • A man was going down from
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  • Jerusalem to Jericho, and he
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  • fell among robbers, who stripped
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  • him, beat him, departed, leaving
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  • him half dead.
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  • Now by chance a priest was going
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  • down that road, and when he saw
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  • him he passed on the other side.
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  • So likewise a Levite, when he
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  • came to the place, saw him, and
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  • he passed on the other side.
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  • But a Samaritan, as he
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  • journeyed, came to where he was,
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  • saw him, had compassion on him.
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  • Went to him, bound up his
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  • wounds, pouring oil and wine.
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  • Then he set him on his own
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  • animal, brought him to an inn,
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  • and took care of him.
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  • And the next day he took out two
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  • denarii and gave them to the
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  • innkeeper."
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  • Two denarii.
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  • A denari was a day's wage.
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  • "Gave them to the innkeeper and
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  • said, 'Hey, just take care of
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  • him, and whatever more you
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  • spend, I will repay when I come
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  • back.'"
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  • Jesus turns to the lawyer now.
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  • This is classic Jesus.
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  • You asked him a question, he'll
  • 00:22:40.070 --> 00:22:41.200
  • tell you a story and ask you a
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  • question.
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  • He says, "Which of these, do you
  • 00:22:45.240 --> 00:22:47.030
  • think, proved to be a neighbor?"
  • 00:22:47.030 --> 00:22:48.030
  • Isn't that interesting?
  • 00:22:48.030 --> 00:22:49.050
  • The lawyer said, "What is a
  • 00:22:49.050 --> 00:22:50.010
  • neighbor?"
  • 00:22:50.010 --> 00:22:50.200
  • And Jesus' question was, "Who
  • 00:22:50.200 --> 00:22:52.200
  • was the neighbor?
  • 00:22:52.200 --> 00:22:54.100
  • Who proved to be a neighbor?"
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  • Completely different.
  • 00:22:57.110 --> 00:22:58.230
  • "Well, who is my neighbor?"
  • 00:22:58.230 --> 00:23:00.150
  • And Jesus says, "You need to be
  • 00:23:00.150 --> 00:23:01.240
  • a neighbor."
  • 00:23:01.240 --> 00:23:03.130
  • He says, "Who proved to be a
  • 00:23:03.130 --> 00:23:05.050
  • neighbor to the man who fell
  • 00:23:05.050 --> 00:23:05.240
  • among the robbers?"
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  • And I love this because the man
  • 00:23:06.150 --> 00:23:07.070
  • says, "Well, the one who showed
  • 00:23:07.070 --> 00:23:08.200
  • him mercy."
  • 00:23:08.200 --> 00:23:09.090
  • He wouldn't even use the word
  • 00:23:09.090 --> 00:23:10.170
  • "Samaritan," and we'll talk more
  • 00:23:10.170 --> 00:23:12.040
  • about that.
  • 00:23:12.040 --> 00:23:12.270
  • "And Jesus said to him," I love
  • 00:23:12.270 --> 00:23:14.240
  • this, "Just go, and do that."
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  • That's all.
  • 00:23:18.170 --> 00:23:19.210
  • Oh, you wanna know what love
  • 00:23:19.210 --> 00:23:20.130
  • your neighbor is?
  • 00:23:20.130 --> 00:23:21.050
  • Just go and do exactly what the
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  • good Samaritan do and did.
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  • The scene ends and we go from
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  • talking to a lawyer to a living
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  • room.
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  • And now before we know it, we're
  • 00:23:29.210 --> 00:23:30.190
  • in the living room of some of
  • 00:23:30.190 --> 00:23:31.150
  • Jesus' closest friends other
  • 00:23:31.150 --> 00:23:32.190
  • than his earthly family.
  • 00:23:32.190 --> 00:23:34.100
  • It's Mary and Martha and it
  • 00:23:34.100 --> 00:23:35.070
  • says, "Now as they went on their
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  • way, Jesus entered a village;
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  • and a woman named Martha
  • 00:23:37.120 --> 00:23:38.170
  • welcomed him into her house.
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  • And she had a little sister
  • 00:23:39.260 --> 00:23:40.200
  • called Mary, who sat at the
  • 00:23:40.200 --> 00:23:41.210
  • Lord's feet and listened to his
  • 00:23:41.210 --> 00:23:42.220
  • teaching.
  • 00:23:42.220 --> 00:23:43.160
  • But Martha, being the matron of
  • 00:23:43.160 --> 00:23:44.290
  • the house, the older sister, was
  • 00:23:44.290 --> 00:23:46.100
  • distracted with much serving,
  • 00:23:46.100 --> 00:23:47.190
  • and she set--she went up to
  • 00:23:47.190 --> 00:23:49.170
  • Jesus and said, 'Lord, do you
  • 00:23:49.170 --> 00:23:50.160
  • not even care that my little
  • 00:23:50.160 --> 00:23:52.060
  • sister does nothing?'"
  • 00:23:52.060 --> 00:23:54.210
  • This is classic birth order,
  • 00:23:54.210 --> 00:23:56.100
  • right?
  • 00:23:56.100 --> 00:23:57.120
  • Classic.
  • 00:23:57.120 --> 00:23:58.070
  • My older sister is here and she
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  • definitely has a much better
  • 00:23:59.240 --> 00:24:01.090
  • work ethic than me and I like
  • 00:24:01.090 --> 00:24:02.220
  • it.
  • 00:24:02.220 --> 00:24:04.060
  • So I like sitting around, it's
  • 00:24:04.060 --> 00:24:06.010
  • awesome.
  • 00:24:06.010 --> 00:24:06.240
  • So, "Lord, do you not care that
  • 00:24:06.240 --> 00:24:08.070
  • my sister left me to serve
  • 00:24:08.070 --> 00:24:09.090
  • alone?
  • 00:24:09.090 --> 00:24:09.280
  • Tell her to get up and help me."
  • 00:24:09.280 --> 00:24:10.270
  • And Jesus, you think she's
  • 00:24:10.270 --> 00:24:11.270
  • gonna--he's gonna go, "Oh, good
  • 00:24:11.270 --> 00:24:13.180
  • point.
  • 00:24:13.180 --> 00:24:14.060
  • C'mon, Mary, do something."
  • 00:24:14.060 --> 00:24:16.140
  • Jesus says, "Martha, girl, you
  • 00:24:16.140 --> 00:24:18.230
  • are a mess.
  • 00:24:18.230 --> 00:24:20.210
  • You are a hot mess.
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  • You are anxious and troubled
  • 00:24:22.120 --> 00:24:23.100
  • about many things.
  • 00:24:23.100 --> 00:24:24.010
  • But one thing is necessary.
  • 00:24:24.010 --> 00:24:25.100
  • Mary has chosen the good
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  • portion, which will not be taken
  • 00:24:26.260 --> 00:24:29.150
  • away from her."
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  • Okay, that's where we're going.
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  • That's our assignment
  • 00:24:33.030 --> 00:24:34.000
  • this--these few verses.
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  • If you didn't get your Bible
  • 00:24:35.110 --> 00:24:36.030
  • reading in this morning, you
  • 00:24:36.030 --> 00:24:37.030
  • just did, okay?
  • 00:24:37.030 --> 00:24:38.000
  • I just read it to you.
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  • That was a solid 10, 12 verses,
  • 00:24:38.240 --> 00:24:40.200
  • so just feel better about
  • 00:24:40.200 --> 00:24:41.270
  • yourself, generally, okay?
  • 00:24:41.270 --> 00:24:44.210
  • I'm gonna title this, "Looking
  • 00:24:44.210 --> 00:24:46.160
  • for a Loophole."
  • 00:24:46.160 --> 00:24:48.030
  • I graduated high school, for
  • 00:24:48.030 --> 00:24:49.100
  • those interested and those who
  • 00:24:49.100 --> 00:24:50.040
  • care, I actually did.
  • 00:24:50.040 --> 00:24:51.090
  • I graduated high school but it
  • 00:24:51.090 --> 00:24:52.230
  • was a close call.
  • 00:24:52.230 --> 00:24:54.180
  • It wasn't easy, okay?
  • 00:24:54.180 --> 00:24:56.140
  • I graduated with a 2.8 GPA.
  • 00:24:56.140 --> 00:24:58.100
  • I don't know if you all have
  • 00:24:58.100 --> 00:24:59.010
  • GPAs over here, but that's not
  • 00:24:59.010 --> 00:25:00.030
  • exactly something to be
  • 00:25:00.030 --> 00:25:01.000
  • impressed with.
  • 00:25:01.000 --> 00:25:01.280
  • But I was just happy that I was
  • 00:25:01.280 --> 00:25:02.220
  • graduating, okay?
  • 00:25:02.220 --> 00:25:04.030
  • But what happened in my 12th
  • 00:25:04.030 --> 00:25:05.120
  • grade of high school, I am weeks
  • 00:25:05.120 --> 00:25:07.180
  • away from graduation.
  • 00:25:07.180 --> 00:25:09.100
  • I'm excited.
  • 00:25:09.100 --> 00:25:10.040
  • It's gonna be amazing.
  • 00:25:10.040 --> 00:25:10.280
  • I'm gonna get, you know, my
  • 00:25:10.280 --> 00:25:12.090
  • diploma, et cetera, et cetera.
  • 00:25:12.090 --> 00:25:13.150
  • And my student counselor comes
  • 00:25:13.150 --> 00:25:15.150
  • to me and said, "Judah, I don't
  • 00:25:15.150 --> 00:25:16.220
  • know how to tell you this.
  • 00:25:16.220 --> 00:25:17.230
  • You're not going to graduate."
  • 00:25:17.230 --> 00:25:20.090
  • Now, for some of you that might
  • 00:25:20.090 --> 00:25:21.050
  • be a problem.
  • 00:25:21.050 --> 00:25:21.280
  • For me, I was, like, you win
  • 00:25:21.280 --> 00:25:22.200
  • some, you lose some.
  • 00:25:22.200 --> 00:25:24.060
  • It is what it is.
  • 00:25:24.060 --> 00:25:25.150
  • It's like--I remember telling my
  • 00:25:25.150 --> 00:25:27.000
  • dad.
  • 00:25:27.000 --> 00:25:27.190
  • My dad was, like, "Well, he'll
  • 00:25:27.190 --> 00:25:28.110
  • just be a preacher.
  • 00:25:28.110 --> 00:25:30.170
  • Ha, ha, so--preachers don't need
  • 00:25:30.170 --> 00:25:32.040
  • to be educated."
  • 00:25:32.040 --> 00:25:34.050
  • So--but the problem is my mom is
  • 00:25:34.140 --> 00:25:37.140
  • here and this is kind of window
  • 00:25:37.140 --> 00:25:39.020
  • into my existence and my life.
  • 00:25:39.020 --> 00:25:40.280
  • My dad was, like, "Ah, it's all
  • 00:25:40.280 --> 00:25:42.030
  • good."
  • 00:25:42.030 --> 00:25:42.200
  • My mom was, like, "This is not
  • 00:25:42.200 --> 00:25:43.080
  • acceptable.
  • 00:25:43.080 --> 00:25:43.280
  • This is not gonna happen.
  • 00:25:43.280 --> 00:25:44.250
  • You're gonna graduate high
  • 00:25:44.250 --> 00:25:45.190
  • school."
  • 00:25:45.190 --> 00:25:46.060
  • I'm, like, "Mom, it can't
  • 00:25:46.060 --> 00:25:47.010
  • happen.
  • 00:25:47.010 --> 00:25:47.190
  • I'm not gonna graduate high
  • 00:25:47.190 --> 00:25:48.150
  • school because here's the
  • 00:25:48.150 --> 00:25:49.120
  • problem.
  • 00:25:49.120 --> 00:25:50.010
  • I don't have enough math
  • 00:25:50.010 --> 00:25:50.270
  • credits, okay?
  • 00:25:50.270 --> 00:25:52.040
  • Mathematics, for me, is very
  • 00:25:52.040 --> 00:25:53.240
  • challenging and difficult,
  • 00:25:53.240 --> 00:25:56.060
  • particularly I was cool with the
  • 00:25:56.060 --> 00:25:57.010
  • numbers but all of a sudden, the
  • 00:25:57.010 --> 00:25:58.240
  • numbers, they start throwing in
  • 00:25:58.240 --> 00:26:00.090
  • letters with the numbers, like,
  • 00:26:00.090 --> 00:26:02.280
  • 4xzy and I'm, like, "Are we in
  • 00:26:02.280 --> 00:26:05.030
  • English class or math?"
  • 00:26:05.120 --> 00:26:08.120
  • So that's when I checked out.
  • 00:26:08.270 --> 00:26:11.270
  • So my mom's, like, "This is not
  • 00:26:11.270 --> 00:26:12.290
  • okay."
  • 00:26:12.290 --> 00:26:13.220
  • Well, I was taking Bible classes
  • 00:26:13.220 --> 00:26:14.200
  • at our church and so I would
  • 00:26:14.200 --> 00:26:16.230
  • literally--I couldn't do math.
  • 00:26:16.230 --> 00:26:18.200
  • I did pre-algebra for 3 straight
  • 00:26:18.200 --> 00:26:20.030
  • years.
  • 00:26:20.030 --> 00:26:20.230
  • I flunked, I flunked, and then I
  • 00:26:20.230 --> 00:26:21.280
  • got a "A" 'cause I discovered
  • 00:26:21.280 --> 00:26:23.010
  • all the answers were in the back
  • 00:26:23.010 --> 00:26:23.200
  • of the book.
  • 00:26:23.200 --> 00:26:25.230
  • So now if there are kids
  • 00:26:25.230 --> 00:26:26.170
  • listening and watching, I'm not
  • 00:26:26.170 --> 00:26:28.060
  • proud of that, okay?
  • 00:26:28.060 --> 00:26:30.030
  • I'm on a journey just like you
  • 00:26:30.030 --> 00:26:31.030
  • are.
  • 00:26:31.030 --> 00:26:33.220
  • So my mom calls the principal
  • 00:26:33.220 --> 00:26:35.250
  • and says, "Mr. Principal, I need
  • 00:26:35.250 --> 00:26:37.010
  • to meet with you.
  • 00:26:37.010 --> 00:26:37.160
  • I'm Judah Smith's mother.
  • 00:26:37.160 --> 00:26:38.110
  • I'ma meet with you."
  • 00:26:38.110 --> 00:26:39.020
  • She sits down and she does.
  • 00:26:39.020 --> 00:26:40.090
  • Now what ends up happening is
  • 00:26:40.090 --> 00:26:41.140
  • I've realized that I'm so bad at
  • 00:26:41.140 --> 00:26:43.080
  • math but my mom is so smart she
  • 00:26:43.080 --> 00:26:45.270
  • found a loophole in the system.
  • 00:26:46.150 --> 00:26:49.150
  • "Amen," she said.
  • 00:26:49.150 --> 00:26:51.260
  • Looking for a loophole.
  • 00:26:51.260 --> 00:26:54.150
  • All right, girl, do you.
  • 00:26:54.150 --> 00:26:55.250
  • So, Mom makes a deal with the
  • 00:26:55.270 --> 00:26:58.270
  • principal, gets there.
  • 00:26:58.270 --> 00:26:59.270
  • I don't even know what she said.
  • 00:26:59.270 --> 00:27:00.280
  • I never did follow up.
  • 00:27:00.280 --> 00:27:02.000
  • I was just, like, "I'm gonna
  • 00:27:02.000 --> 00:27:02.220
  • graduate and that's okay."
  • 00:27:02.220 --> 00:27:03.190
  • So she tells the principal,
  • 00:27:03.190 --> 00:27:05.030
  • "Look, I know my son is not
  • 00:27:05.250 --> 00:27:08.250
  • really good at math but he takes
  • 00:27:08.250 --> 00:27:11.220
  • a Bible class at our church and
  • 00:27:11.270 --> 00:27:14.270
  • the Bible and math are very
  • 00:27:14.270 --> 00:27:17.010
  • similar.
  • 00:27:17.010 --> 00:27:19.110
  • I stand before you maybe as the
  • 00:27:19.110 --> 00:27:21.070
  • only American in American
  • 00:27:21.070 --> 00:27:24.000
  • history that graduated high
  • 00:27:24.000 --> 00:27:26.110
  • school by replacing math with
  • 00:27:26.130 --> 00:27:29.130
  • - announcer: Stay with us on
  • 00:27:34.230 --> 00:27:35.130
  • the "Best of Hillsong
  • 00:27:35.130 --> 00:27:36.190
  • Conference."
  • 00:27:36.190 --> 00:27:37.260
  • - Judah: Who looks most like
  • 00:27:37.260 --> 00:27:39.010
  • the good Samaritan in our next
  • 00:27:39.010 --> 00:27:40.200
  • scene?
  • 00:27:40.200 --> 00:27:42.090
  • Can we be honest?
  • 00:27:42.090 --> 00:27:44.170
  • Martha or Mary?
  • 00:27:44.170 --> 00:27:46.130
  • Not Mary.
  • 00:27:46.130 --> 00:27:49.050
  • She's a creative.
  • 00:27:49.050 --> 00:27:50.190
  • - Judah: Ever been bad at
  • 00:27:57.220 --> 00:27:58.200
  • something, so bad at something
  • 00:27:58.200 --> 00:28:01.180
  • you gotta find a loophole?
  • 00:28:01.180 --> 00:28:04.050
  • I mean, you also you're, like,
  • 00:28:04.050 --> 00:28:05.080
  • "Can we see the fine print here?
  • 00:28:05.080 --> 00:28:07.210
  • I don't know, did he really mean
  • 00:28:07.210 --> 00:28:08.210
  • that?"
  • 00:28:08.210 --> 00:28:10.030
  • Ever been so bad at something
  • 00:28:10.030 --> 00:28:12.140
  • you needed your mom to meet with
  • 00:28:12.140 --> 00:28:14.030
  • your principal?
  • 00:28:14.190 --> 00:28:17.190
  • We all have.
  • 00:28:17.190 --> 00:28:19.050
  • It's funny in Bible stories like
  • 00:28:19.050 --> 00:28:20.100
  • this dude, this lawyer, I think
  • 00:28:20.100 --> 00:28:21.220
  • we make these people out to be
  • 00:28:21.220 --> 00:28:22.200
  • bad.
  • 00:28:22.200 --> 00:28:23.100
  • I don't think this lawyer's bad.
  • 00:28:23.100 --> 00:28:24.000
  • I think this lawyer's normal.
  • 00:28:24.000 --> 00:28:26.100
  • I think this lawyer, first of
  • 00:28:26.100 --> 00:28:27.040
  • all, understands that the law is
  • 00:28:27.040 --> 00:28:28.220
  • really difficult.
  • 00:28:28.220 --> 00:28:30.210
  • And so Jesus is, like, "Well,
  • 00:28:30.210 --> 00:28:32.070
  • how do you read the law?"
  • 00:28:32.070 --> 00:28:33.090
  • And this dude is well versed in
  • 00:28:33.090 --> 00:28:34.090
  • the law and he has taken the ten
  • 00:28:34.090 --> 00:28:35.290
  • and narrowed it down to the two
  • 00:28:35.290 --> 00:28:36.250
  • that really matter and he says,
  • 00:28:36.250 --> 00:28:37.260
  • "Look, you gotta love God with
  • 00:28:37.260 --> 00:28:38.190
  • all your heart, soul, mind,
  • 00:28:38.190 --> 00:28:39.160
  • strength, and love your neighbor
  • 00:28:39.160 --> 00:28:40.080
  • as yourself."
  • 00:28:40.080 --> 00:28:40.280
  • And Jesus says, like, "Just do
  • 00:28:40.280 --> 00:28:42.010
  • that and you're good.
  • 00:28:42.010 --> 00:28:42.220
  • You don't even need a Savior or
  • 00:28:42.220 --> 00:28:43.230
  • superhero.
  • 00:28:43.230 --> 00:28:44.100
  • Do it all by yourself."
  • 00:28:44.100 --> 00:28:45.160
  • And he says, "Ah, quick
  • 00:28:45.160 --> 00:28:47.030
  • follow-up question.
  • 00:28:47.030 --> 00:28:48.280
  • Neighbor.
  • 00:28:48.280 --> 00:28:49.280
  • It's so ethereal.
  • 00:28:49.280 --> 00:28:52.100
  • Like, ah, you know, like, I wish
  • 00:28:52.100 --> 00:28:54.160
  • I could find one but I can't
  • 00:28:54.160 --> 00:28:55.170
  • so."
  • 00:28:55.170 --> 00:28:57.110
  • I love this lawyer because I
  • 00:28:57.110 --> 00:28:58.110
  • totally feel where this lawyer's
  • 00:28:58.110 --> 00:28:59.140
  • coming from.
  • 00:28:59.140 --> 00:29:00.130
  • Like, I--loving God sometimes is
  • 00:29:00.130 --> 00:29:01.250
  • way easier than loving some of
  • 00:29:01.250 --> 00:29:03.080
  • you.
  • 00:29:04.110 --> 00:29:07.110
  • Like, God has never talked to me
  • 00:29:07.110 --> 00:29:08.260
  • audibly.
  • 00:29:08.260 --> 00:29:09.190
  • That makes it easy, right?
  • 00:29:09.190 --> 00:29:11.240
  • Like, God's always, like, super
  • 00:29:11.240 --> 00:29:13.130
  • nice in my mind.
  • 00:29:13.130 --> 00:29:15.130
  • You know what I mean?
  • 00:29:15.130 --> 00:29:16.050
  • This blond hair, blue-eyed
  • 00:29:16.050 --> 00:29:17.200
  • Jesus.
  • 00:29:17.200 --> 00:29:19.020
  • Like, I have such an awesome
  • 00:29:19.020 --> 00:29:20.230
  • accurate picture of Jesus, just
  • 00:29:20.230 --> 00:29:22.040
  • from Sunday school growing up,
  • 00:29:22.040 --> 00:29:23.170
  • you know?
  • 00:29:23.170 --> 00:29:24.240
  • He's got an English accent too.
  • 00:29:24.240 --> 00:29:26.060
  • He looks mad Scandinavian but
  • 00:29:26.060 --> 00:29:28.160
  • he's totally has an English
  • 00:29:28.160 --> 00:29:29.220
  • accent.
  • 00:29:29.220 --> 00:29:31.100
  • That's how Jesus actually looks
  • 00:29:31.100 --> 00:29:32.090
  • like, guys.
  • 00:29:32.090 --> 00:29:32.290
  • So loving Jesus is great but
  • 00:29:35.260 --> 00:29:38.260
  • loving your neighbor sometimes
  • 00:29:38.260 --> 00:29:41.210
  • that's just hard.
  • 00:29:41.210 --> 00:29:42.260
  • And so can we just find some
  • 00:29:42.260 --> 00:29:44.010
  • fine print here that says, "If
  • 00:29:44.010 --> 00:29:45.100
  • your neighbor's not nice, or
  • 00:29:45.100 --> 00:29:47.010
  • mean or ugly or if it's, like, a
  • 00:29:47.010 --> 00:29:49.000
  • relative, you're totally off the
  • 00:29:49.000 --> 00:29:50.010
  • hook.
  • 00:29:50.010 --> 00:29:51.120
  • Just focus on God."
  • 00:29:51.120 --> 00:29:53.120
  • Love your neighbor!
  • 00:29:53.120 --> 00:29:55.000
  • Jesus is, like, "That's a good
  • 00:29:55.000 --> 00:29:56.070
  • question.
  • 00:29:56.070 --> 00:29:56.260
  • Let me tell you a story."
  • 00:29:56.260 --> 00:29:58.060
  • And he goes into this story and
  • 00:29:58.060 --> 00:29:58.290
  • the story gets really heated
  • 00:29:58.290 --> 00:29:59.280
  • really fast.
  • 00:29:59.280 --> 00:30:02.120
  • I mean, it gets really hot and
  • 00:30:02.120 --> 00:30:04.220
  • heated in a hurry.
  • 00:30:04.220 --> 00:30:07.050
  • Jesus says, "There's this guy
  • 00:30:07.050 --> 00:30:08.080
  • traveling from Jerusalem to
  • 00:30:08.080 --> 00:30:09.120
  • Jericho."
  • 00:30:09.120 --> 00:30:10.040
  • Now that was a main freeway, a
  • 00:30:10.040 --> 00:30:10.260
  • main highway.
  • 00:30:10.260 --> 00:30:11.160
  • It was a thoroughfare.
  • 00:30:11.160 --> 00:30:12.210
  • We can assume this man is
  • 00:30:12.210 --> 00:30:13.180
  • Jewish.
  • 00:30:13.180 --> 00:30:14.040
  • We can also assume that the
  • 00:30:14.040 --> 00:30:14.290
  • predominant--his audience was
  • 00:30:14.290 --> 00:30:17.220
  • predominantly Jewish as well.
  • 00:30:17.220 --> 00:30:19.050
  • So Jesus is speaking to
  • 00:30:19.050 --> 00:30:19.280
  • essentially a Jewish gathering
  • 00:30:19.280 --> 00:30:22.120
  • and he speaks of a Jewish man
  • 00:30:22.120 --> 00:30:23.280
  • who's on a road from--a very
  • 00:30:23.280 --> 00:30:26.080
  • familiar famous road from
  • 00:30:26.080 --> 00:30:27.160
  • Jerusalem to Jericho.
  • 00:30:27.160 --> 00:30:29.020
  • Listen, all right?
  • 00:30:29.020 --> 00:30:29.190
  • He said, "Now on his way, he
  • 00:30:29.190 --> 00:30:31.110
  • runs into some thieves and they
  • 00:30:31.110 --> 00:30:32.240
  • rob him and they beat him and
  • 00:30:32.240 --> 00:30:33.240
  • they strip him and they leave
  • 00:30:33.240 --> 00:30:34.210
  • him half dead."
  • 00:30:34.210 --> 00:30:35.140
  • Now immediately you're, like,
  • 00:30:35.140 --> 00:30:36.110
  • "Whoa, Jesus.
  • 00:30:36.110 --> 00:30:37.040
  • I just asked for a definition of
  • 00:30:37.040 --> 00:30:38.010
  • neighbor.
  • 00:30:38.010 --> 00:30:39.040
  • Slow down."
  • 00:30:39.040 --> 00:30:42.000
  • And he says, "Now, as chance
  • 00:30:42.000 --> 00:30:43.010
  • would have it, a priest comes
  • 00:30:43.010 --> 00:30:44.210
  • by, a Jewish pastor.
  • 00:30:44.210 --> 00:30:46.140
  • He comes by and, no doubt the
  • 00:30:46.140 --> 00:30:47.280
  • Jewish audience will have
  • 00:30:47.280 --> 00:30:48.240
  • thought, "Oh, well, that's nice.
  • 00:30:48.240 --> 00:30:49.290
  • At least the pastor comes by to
  • 00:30:49.290 --> 00:30:51.070
  • help the man who's been beaten,
  • 00:30:51.070 --> 00:30:52.240
  • stripped, and left by the side
  • 00:30:52.240 --> 00:30:53.200
  • of the road, half-dead."
  • 00:30:53.200 --> 00:30:55.020
  • Jesus goes on and tells the
  • 00:30:55.020 --> 00:30:56.000
  • story.
  • 00:30:56.000 --> 00:30:56.150
  • He says, "But the priest, the
  • 00:30:56.150 --> 00:30:57.120
  • pastor, could not be bothered
  • 00:30:57.120 --> 00:30:58.200
  • and he walked on the other side
  • 00:30:58.200 --> 00:31:00.230
  • and did not help his fellow
  • 00:31:00.230 --> 00:31:02.130
  • Jew."
  • 00:31:02.130 --> 00:31:04.010
  • I love the language of Jesus.
  • 00:31:04.010 --> 00:31:04.270
  • He goes, "And by happenstance,"
  • 00:31:04.270 --> 00:31:06.170
  • like Jesus believes in luck or
  • 00:31:06.170 --> 00:31:07.180
  • something.
  • 00:31:07.180 --> 00:31:08.240
  • "As luck would have it," Jesus
  • 00:31:08.240 --> 00:31:10.080
  • says, "a Levite comes by."
  • 00:31:10.210 --> 00:31:13.210
  • Now a priest is, like, the top
  • 00:31:13.210 --> 00:31:15.140
  • of the social class for the
  • 00:31:15.140 --> 00:31:16.130
  • Jewish people, and a Levite is
  • 00:31:16.130 --> 00:31:17.270
  • almost right there.
  • 00:31:17.270 --> 00:31:18.290
  • So these are socially elite
  • 00:31:19.120 --> 00:31:22.120
  • Jews.
  • 00:31:22.120 --> 00:31:23.260
  • He says, "Now, as luck would
  • 00:31:23.260 --> 00:31:24.280
  • have it, thank goodness, the
  • 00:31:24.280 --> 00:31:26.110
  • priest has gone but a Levite
  • 00:31:26.110 --> 00:31:27.170
  • comes."
  • 00:31:27.170 --> 00:31:28.140
  • And a Levite sees the man and
  • 00:31:28.140 --> 00:31:29.260
  • cannot be bothered and walks
  • 00:31:29.260 --> 00:31:32.170
  • around.
  • 00:31:32.170 --> 00:31:33.020
  • Now about this time, his Jewish
  • 00:31:33.020 --> 00:31:33.280
  • audience is going, "That's
  • 00:31:33.280 --> 00:31:35.210
  • weird.
  • 00:31:35.210 --> 00:31:36.130
  • What's wrong with those guys?"
  • 00:31:36.130 --> 00:31:38.150
  • And then he goes, "But then a
  • 00:31:38.150 --> 00:31:39.040
  • Samaritan came, the most hated
  • 00:31:40.040 --> 00:31:43.040
  • people by the Jews.
  • 00:31:43.040 --> 00:31:44.260
  • They were a mixed breed.
  • 00:31:44.260 --> 00:31:46.150
  • You wanna talk about racism and
  • 00:31:46.150 --> 00:31:47.240
  • prejudice.
  • 00:31:47.240 --> 00:31:49.050
  • It was at a fever pitch in these
  • 00:31:49.050 --> 00:31:51.160
  • days between the Jews and the
  • 00:31:51.160 --> 00:31:53.040
  • Samaritans.
  • 00:31:53.040 --> 00:31:53.240
  • They were, in some Jews'
  • 00:31:53.240 --> 00:31:55.000
  • estimation, cursed by God.
  • 00:31:55.000 --> 00:31:56.280
  • They were rejects marginalized
  • 00:31:56.280 --> 00:31:59.060
  • and weren't even worth eating
  • 00:31:59.060 --> 00:32:00.190
  • with or doing business with, and
  • 00:32:00.190 --> 00:32:02.130
  • they should all move to Samaria
  • 00:32:02.130 --> 00:32:04.040
  • and stay there and stay out of
  • 00:32:04.040 --> 00:32:05.230
  • our way.
  • 00:32:05.230 --> 00:32:07.050
  • Jesus says, "Now, a Samaritan
  • 00:32:07.050 --> 00:32:08.000
  • came."
  • 00:32:08.000 --> 00:32:09.060
  • Now the Jewish audience must
  • 00:32:09.060 --> 00:32:09.290
  • have thought to themselves,
  • 00:32:09.290 --> 00:32:10.250
  • "Yeah, I know what the
  • 00:32:10.250 --> 00:32:11.160
  • Samaritan's gonna do.
  • 00:32:11.160 --> 00:32:12.270
  • Yeah, he'll spit on him."
  • 00:32:12.270 --> 00:32:15.010
  • And Jesus says, "The Samaritan
  • 00:32:15.010 --> 00:32:16.280
  • comes and sees the man, has
  • 00:32:16.280 --> 00:32:19.000
  • compassion on him, moves to him
  • 00:32:19.000 --> 00:32:21.170
  • and starts expending resources,
  • 00:32:25.290 --> 00:32:28.290
  • starts bandaging up his wounds,
  • 00:32:28.290 --> 00:32:30.120
  • pouring oil and wine on him,
  • 00:32:30.120 --> 00:32:31.230
  • puts him on his animal, takes
  • 00:32:31.230 --> 00:32:33.110
  • him to a local inn, spends
  • 00:32:33.110 --> 00:32:35.130
  • essentially 3 days' worth of
  • 00:32:35.130 --> 00:32:38.030
  • resources, time, and energy, a
  • 00:32:38.030 --> 00:32:39.280
  • day to get him to the inn, and
  • 00:32:39.280 --> 00:32:41.090
  • then leaves 2 denariis which is
  • 00:32:41.090 --> 00:32:43.020
  • another couple of days' wages
  • 00:32:43.020 --> 00:32:44.070
  • and takes all this investment
  • 00:32:44.070 --> 00:32:46.080
  • and all this energy."
  • 00:32:46.080 --> 00:32:47.160
  • Keep in mind, the Jewish man he
  • 00:32:47.160 --> 00:32:49.150
  • is bandaging up hates this man,
  • 00:32:49.270 --> 00:32:52.270
  • thinks this man is absolutely
  • 00:32:52.270 --> 00:32:55.200
  • irrelevant in his existence and,
  • 00:32:55.200 --> 00:32:57.260
  • as Jesus is telling this story,
  • 00:32:57.260 --> 00:33:00.040
  • everybody is sucking air.
  • 00:33:00.040 --> 00:33:02.190
  • "Ahh!
  • 00:33:02.190 --> 00:33:03.290
  • What?"
  • 00:33:03.290 --> 00:33:06.060
  • And then Jesus turns to the
  • 00:33:06.060 --> 00:33:07.080
  • lawyer, after sharing this
  • 00:33:07.080 --> 00:33:09.090
  • ridiculous story, illogical,
  • 00:33:09.150 --> 00:33:12.150
  • would never happen in real life.
  • 00:33:12.150 --> 00:33:14.120
  • He says to the lawyer, "Which
  • 00:33:14.120 --> 00:33:15.150
  • one do you think was a
  • 00:33:15.150 --> 00:33:16.110
  • neighbor?"
  • 00:33:16.110 --> 00:33:17.150
  • I love this 'cause the lawyer
  • 00:33:17.150 --> 00:33:18.030
  • doesn't go, "The Samaritan."
  • 00:33:18.030 --> 00:33:19.120
  • He wouldn't say that.
  • 00:33:19.120 --> 00:33:19.280
  • He goes, "The one in the story
  • 00:33:19.280 --> 00:33:22.240
  • who showed mercy."
  • 00:33:23.050 --> 00:33:26.050
  • And Jesus goes, "Yeah, just do
  • 00:33:26.050 --> 00:33:28.000
  • that."
  • 00:33:28.000 --> 00:33:29.180
  • This is classic Jesus, "Yeah,
  • 00:33:29.180 --> 00:33:31.110
  • just do that."
  • 00:33:31.110 --> 00:33:33.160
  • So how do I have eternal life?
  • 00:33:33.160 --> 00:33:34.160
  • Just fulfill all the Ten
  • 00:33:34.160 --> 00:33:36.090
  • Commandments all the time, and
  • 00:33:36.090 --> 00:33:39.050
  • you're good, bro.
  • 00:33:39.050 --> 00:33:41.160
  • By the way, when Jesus says, "Do
  • 00:33:41.160 --> 00:33:42.230
  • that and live," he means do that
  • 00:33:42.230 --> 00:33:44.130
  • and live all the time.
  • 00:33:44.130 --> 00:33:45.080
  • You have to do it all the time.
  • 00:33:45.080 --> 00:33:46.010
  • Need to bat a thousand.
  • 00:33:46.010 --> 00:33:47.190
  • That's a American baseball term.
  • 00:33:47.190 --> 00:33:49.050
  • You have to hit the ball every
  • 00:33:49.050 --> 00:33:50.190
  • time in cricket.
  • 00:33:50.190 --> 00:33:51.140
  • You have to do it every day,
  • 00:33:53.220 --> 00:33:56.220
  • every moment.
  • 00:33:56.220 --> 00:33:57.250
  • Just do that and live.
  • 00:33:57.250 --> 00:33:58.280
  • I love this because, man, we're
  • 00:33:58.280 --> 00:34:00.110
  • so famous for this as
  • 00:34:00.110 --> 00:34:01.160
  • Christians.
  • 00:34:01.160 --> 00:34:02.050
  • We're, like, "That's such a good
  • 00:34:02.050 --> 00:34:03.050
  • story.
  • 00:34:03.050 --> 00:34:03.260
  • Jesus says, 'Go and do
  • 00:34:03.260 --> 00:34:04.240
  • likewise,' so we gotta take him
  • 00:34:04.240 --> 00:34:06.070
  • at his word.
  • 00:34:06.070 --> 00:34:06.290
  • Do you know what that means?
  • 00:34:06.290 --> 00:34:07.230
  • That means we all gotta get out
  • 00:34:07.230 --> 00:34:08.200
  • there and we gotta bandage up
  • 00:34:08.200 --> 00:34:09.280
  • the wounds of humanity and we
  • 00:34:09.280 --> 00:34:11.180
  • gotta pour oil and wine and we
  • 00:34:11.180 --> 00:34:13.000
  • gotta spend money and resources
  • 00:34:13.000 --> 00:34:14.040
  • and time and take 'em to safe
  • 00:34:14.040 --> 00:34:15.160
  • places and put 'em in beds and
  • 00:34:15.160 --> 00:34:17.000
  • that's what we're gonna do.
  • 00:34:17.000 --> 00:34:18.010
  • So we're gonna start the good
  • 00:34:18.010 --> 00:34:19.020
  • Samaritan project.
  • 00:34:19.020 --> 00:34:20.200
  • Here we go."
  • 00:34:20.200 --> 00:34:22.070
  • - audience member: Whoo!
  • 00:34:22.070 --> 00:34:23.250
  • - Judah: Thank you.
  • 00:34:23.250 --> 00:34:24.220
  • And I'm so okay with that just
  • 00:34:26.250 --> 00:34:29.250
  • as long as you all understand
  • 00:34:29.250 --> 00:34:30.260
  • what Jesus is doing here is
  • 00:34:30.260 --> 00:34:32.170
  • actually not telling us to
  • 00:34:32.170 --> 00:34:34.060
  • actually try--I mean, you can.
  • 00:34:34.150 --> 00:34:37.150
  • He won't be mad at you but you
  • 00:34:37.150 --> 00:34:38.200
  • won't be able to.
  • 00:34:39.280 --> 00:34:42.280
  • I'm sorry, when is the last time
  • 00:34:42.280 --> 00:34:45.110
  • you saw someone who hated you,
  • 00:34:45.110 --> 00:34:48.020
  • berated you, belittled you, and
  • 00:34:48.020 --> 00:34:50.280
  • marginalized you, and thought to
  • 00:34:50.280 --> 00:34:52.230
  • yourself, "How can I
  • 00:34:52.230 --> 00:34:54.150
  • inconvenience myself to the tune
  • 00:34:54.150 --> 00:34:56.080
  • of 3 days to help this person?"
  • 00:34:56.230 --> 00:34:59.230
  • I block people who I think
  • 00:34:59.230 --> 00:35:02.100
  • aren't gonna be nice to me on
  • 00:35:02.100 --> 00:35:04.030
  • Twitter.
  • 00:35:04.030 --> 00:35:06.160
  • "Oh, that doesn't look--block.
  • 00:35:06.160 --> 00:35:09.090
  • Jesus loves you, I don't,"
  • 00:35:10.150 --> 00:35:13.150
  • right?
  • 00:35:13.150 --> 00:35:14.170
  • Like, what are we talking about?
  • 00:35:14.250 --> 00:35:17.250
  • Now, if we stop here in this
  • 00:35:18.140 --> 00:35:21.140
  • passage at "Go and do likewise,"
  • 00:35:21.140 --> 00:35:23.250
  • we all go, "All right, well,
  • 00:35:24.080 --> 00:35:27.080
  • let's get it on.
  • 00:35:27.080 --> 00:35:29.030
  • Let's get it moving.
  • 00:35:29.030 --> 00:35:30.250
  • SamaritanProject.com, let's get
  • 00:35:30.250 --> 00:35:32.200
  • it, 'kay, everyone.
  • 00:35:32.200 --> 00:35:33.250
  • Let's get out there on the
  • 00:35:33.250 --> 00:35:34.220
  • streets and let's find ten
  • 00:35:34.220 --> 00:35:35.270
  • people that hate us, belittle
  • 00:35:35.270 --> 00:35:37.020
  • us, berate us,
  • 00:35:37.020 --> 00:35:38.030
  • marginalitis--marginalitis?
  • 00:35:38.030 --> 00:35:40.170
  • It's an itis that people have
  • 00:35:40.170 --> 00:35:42.100
  • when they marginalize people,
  • 00:35:42.100 --> 00:35:44.250
  • marginalitis.
  • 00:35:44.250 --> 00:35:45.210
  • No, guys, I'm serious.
  • 00:35:45.210 --> 00:35:46.150
  • Please don't laugh.
  • 00:35:46.150 --> 00:35:47.130
  • So let's get out there in the
  • 00:35:48.020 --> 00:35:51.020
  • streets and let's find 'em and
  • 00:35:51.020 --> 00:35:52.040
  • let's just start a new project
  • 00:35:52.040 --> 00:35:54.060
  • where we just reach out to
  • 00:35:54.060 --> 00:35:54.220
  • people that hate us, okay?
  • 00:35:54.220 --> 00:35:55.240
  • Who's in?
  • 00:35:55.240 --> 00:35:57.060
  • "I guess, I have to, right?
  • 00:35:57.060 --> 00:35:58.290
  • It's, like, it's what Jesus
  • 00:35:58.290 --> 00:36:00.020
  • would do."
  • 00:36:00.020 --> 00:36:00.170
  • "It is, and it's what you have
  • 00:36:00.170 --> 00:36:01.110
  • to do so everyone, here we go.
  • 00:36:01.110 --> 00:36:03.100
  • Let's hit the streets.
  • 00:36:03.100 --> 00:36:04.100
  • Projects for life, here we go."
  • 00:36:04.100 --> 00:36:06.190
  • "I hate this."
  • 00:36:06.190 --> 00:36:07.060
  • "I know.
  • 00:36:07.060 --> 00:36:07.260
  • It's called loving like Jesus.
  • 00:36:07.260 --> 00:36:09.220
  • Just do it, okay?"
  • 00:36:09.220 --> 00:36:11.000
  • "Why?"
  • 00:36:11.000 --> 00:36:11.210
  • "'Cause it's--we're supposed to
  • 00:36:11.210 --> 00:36:12.190
  • be the good Samaritan."
  • 00:36:12.190 --> 00:36:13.150
  • "I don't want to."
  • 00:36:13.150 --> 00:36:14.010
  • "I know.
  • 00:36:14.010 --> 00:36:14.180
  • Neither do I.
  • 00:36:14.180 --> 00:36:15.090
  • It's what we're gonna do, okay?
  • 00:36:15.090 --> 00:36:17.240
  • We're gonna name our church that
  • 00:36:17.240 --> 00:36:18.210
  • too.
  • 00:36:18.210 --> 00:36:19.110
  • We're just gonna do it, it's
  • 00:36:19.110 --> 00:36:20.030
  • gonna be awesome."
  • 00:36:20.030 --> 00:36:21.020
  • "Okay, awesome."
  • 00:36:23.120 --> 00:36:26.120
  • But wait a minute, the next
  • 00:36:26.120 --> 00:36:27.200
  • scene is so conflicting.
  • 00:36:28.080 --> 00:36:31.080
  • We go from lawyer to the last
  • 00:36:31.080 --> 00:36:32.190
  • thing we hear is "Go and do
  • 00:36:32.190 --> 00:36:33.200
  • likewise."
  • 00:36:33.200 --> 00:36:34.080
  • And the next scene, we're in a
  • 00:36:34.080 --> 00:36:35.130
  • living room and it's Mary and
  • 00:36:35.130 --> 00:36:36.150
  • Martha.
  • 00:36:36.150 --> 00:36:37.040
  • Follow me for a second.
  • 00:36:37.040 --> 00:36:37.260
  • Mary and Martha, and Martha's in
  • 00:36:37.260 --> 00:36:39.040
  • the kitchen doing something.
  • 00:36:41.020 --> 00:36:44.020
  • Meanwhile, Mary's in the living
  • 00:36:44.020 --> 00:36:45.150
  • room doing nothing.
  • 00:36:46.160 --> 00:36:49.160
  • So let's move from we just left
  • 00:36:49.160 --> 00:36:51.110
  • the good Samaritan parable, the
  • 00:36:51.110 --> 00:36:53.110
  • divine order of Scripture is,
  • 00:36:53.110 --> 00:36:55.070
  • well, divine.
  • 00:36:55.070 --> 00:36:56.240
  • And the next scene, we have a
  • 00:36:56.240 --> 00:36:58.170
  • living room and who looks most
  • 00:36:58.270 --> 00:37:01.290
  • like the good Samaritan in our
  • 00:37:01.290 --> 00:37:03.170
  • next scene?
  • 00:37:03.170 --> 00:37:05.210
  • Can we be honest?
  • 00:37:05.210 --> 00:37:07.290
  • Martha or Mary?
  • 00:37:07.290 --> 00:37:09.270
  • Not Mary.
  • 00:37:09.270 --> 00:37:12.170
  • She's a creative.
  • 00:37:12.170 --> 00:37:14.020
  • "What are you doing?"
  • 00:37:25.080 --> 00:37:25.260
  • "I'm just--I don't know, I'm
  • 00:37:25.260 --> 00:37:27.090
  • just with Jesus."
  • 00:37:27.090 --> 00:37:28.110
  • "All right, well, the rest of us
  • 00:37:28.110 --> 00:37:29.080
  • over here are gonna build the
  • 00:37:29.080 --> 00:37:30.260
  • church."
  • 00:37:33.220 --> 00:37:36.220
  • And the doer comes to the
  • 00:37:36.220 --> 00:37:39.170
  • creative and Jesus is, like,
  • 00:37:39.170 --> 00:37:40.240
  • "Can you rebuke Mary for being
  • 00:37:40.240 --> 00:37:43.210
  • anti-good Samaritan?"
  • 00:37:44.080 --> 00:37:47.080
  • And the opposite happens.
  • 00:37:47.080 --> 00:37:49.040
  • Jesus is, like, "No, Mary's
  • 00:37:49.040 --> 00:37:50.270
  • doing the one thing that's
  • 00:37:50.270 --> 00:37:52.020
  • necessary in all the human
  • 00:37:52.020 --> 00:37:53.060
  • existence and human experience."
  • 00:37:53.060 --> 00:37:54.270
  • And I'm, like...I read this and
  • 00:37:55.220 --> 00:37:58.220
  • I'm, like, "What do you want
  • 00:37:58.220 --> 00:37:59.190
  • from me, God?
  • 00:37:59.280 --> 00:38:03.000
  • So I'm only bandaging wounds and
  • 00:38:03.000 --> 00:38:05.210
  • pouring on oil and wine and then
  • 00:38:06.260 --> 00:38:09.260
  • she's not doing anything and
  • 00:38:09.260 --> 00:38:12.060
  • then I'm not supposed to do
  • 00:38:12.060 --> 00:38:13.060
  • anything but I'm supposed to be
  • 00:38:13.060 --> 00:38:14.280
  • a good Samaritan.
  • 00:38:14.280 --> 00:38:17.090
  • Can I go on record as the
  • 00:38:17.090 --> 00:38:18.090
  • preacher telling you I'm
  • 00:38:18.090 --> 00:38:20.200
  • - announcer: We'll be right
  • 00:38:25.140 --> 00:38:26.170
  • back with the "Best of Hillsong
  • 00:38:26.170 --> 00:38:27.240
  • Conference."
  • 00:38:27.240 --> 00:38:28.270
  • - Judah: Where is the power to
  • 00:38:28.270 --> 00:38:29.240
  • live like the good Samaritan?
  • 00:38:29.240 --> 00:38:31.230
  • Where is the power to love the
  • 00:38:31.230 --> 00:38:32.250
  • world that doesn't know the
  • 00:38:32.250 --> 00:38:34.100
  • meaning of the word?
  • 00:38:34.100 --> 00:38:36.130
  • He says, "I want you to love one
  • 00:38:36.130 --> 00:38:37.280
  • another; just as I have loved
  • 00:38:41.110 --> 00:38:44.110
  • - Judah: What are we supposed
  • 00:38:50.070 --> 00:38:50.280
  • to do, God?
  • 00:38:50.280 --> 00:38:53.180
  • Love your neighbor.
  • 00:38:53.180 --> 00:38:55.220
  • You know, I think what's
  • 00:38:55.220 --> 00:38:56.140
  • happening here?
  • 00:38:56.140 --> 00:38:57.180
  • I don't think the proposal from
  • 00:38:57.180 --> 00:39:00.110
  • Jesus is you need to go do this.
  • 00:39:00.110 --> 00:39:03.010
  • I mean, I think it is because
  • 00:39:03.010 --> 00:39:05.270
  • he's doing some--he's displaying
  • 00:39:05.270 --> 00:39:07.090
  • something that's absolutely an
  • 00:39:07.090 --> 00:39:07.290
  • impossibility.
  • 00:39:07.290 --> 00:39:08.240
  • This lawyer has no capacity to
  • 00:39:08.240 --> 00:39:09.150
  • live like this consistently,
  • 00:39:09.150 --> 00:39:11.170
  • perpetually, 1000% of the time.
  • 00:39:11.170 --> 00:39:13.230
  • No way, no chance.
  • 00:39:13.230 --> 00:39:15.060
  • No way.
  • 00:39:15.060 --> 00:39:16.280
  • I mean, I'm still trying to be
  • 00:39:16.280 --> 00:39:18.060
  • nice to my kids, let alone mean
  • 00:39:18.060 --> 00:39:20.160
  • people in the world.
  • 00:39:21.110 --> 00:39:24.110
  • But he says, "Just--" I love
  • 00:39:24.110 --> 00:39:25.090
  • Jesus.
  • 00:39:25.090 --> 00:39:25.280
  • "Just do that.
  • 00:39:25.280 --> 00:39:27.180
  • You wanted kind of a neighbor
  • 00:39:27.180 --> 00:39:28.060
  • thing?
  • 00:39:28.060 --> 00:39:28.220
  • That's a neighbor.
  • 00:39:28.220 --> 00:39:29.080
  • That's what I mean by neighbor."
  • 00:39:29.080 --> 00:39:30.160
  • I can't and Jesus would go, "I
  • 00:39:30.160 --> 00:39:32.140
  • know."
  • 00:39:32.140 --> 00:39:35.120
  • "But you just told me to go do
  • 00:39:35.120 --> 00:39:36.040
  • it."
  • 00:39:36.040 --> 00:39:36.190
  • "Well, you can try but it'll be
  • 00:39:36.190 --> 00:39:38.030
  • a train wreck."
  • 00:39:38.030 --> 00:39:40.170
  • "Okay.
  • 00:39:40.170 --> 00:39:42.160
  • You're starting to freak me out,
  • 00:39:42.160 --> 00:39:43.170
  • Jesus."
  • 00:39:46.070 --> 00:39:49.070
  • I don't think the objective here
  • 00:39:49.070 --> 00:39:50.280
  • is that we read passages like
  • 00:39:50.280 --> 00:39:52.060
  • this and say, "I'm gonna be like
  • 00:39:52.060 --> 00:39:53.240
  • the good Samaritan."
  • 00:39:53.240 --> 00:39:54.230
  • Good luck.
  • 00:39:54.230 --> 00:39:56.170
  • You know what I think this is?
  • 00:39:56.170 --> 00:39:57.220
  • I think it's always about Jesus.
  • 00:39:57.220 --> 00:39:59.150
  • I think it always points to
  • 00:39:59.150 --> 00:40:00.020
  • Jesus.
  • 00:40:00.020 --> 00:40:01.230
  • Guess who's the good Samaritan
  • 00:40:01.230 --> 00:40:02.200
  • in this story?
  • 00:40:02.200 --> 00:40:03.180
  • Not you.
  • 00:40:03.180 --> 00:40:04.210
  • Not me.
  • 00:40:04.210 --> 00:40:05.250
  • Jesus is the good Samaritan.
  • 00:40:05.250 --> 00:40:08.190
  • He's been marginalized,
  • 00:40:08.190 --> 00:40:10.090
  • forgotten, belittled, and
  • 00:40:10.090 --> 00:40:12.170
  • berated, and yet when he comes
  • 00:40:12.170 --> 00:40:14.250
  • upon broken humanity that has
  • 00:40:14.250 --> 00:40:17.000
  • been stripped in the journey of
  • 00:40:17.000 --> 00:40:18.090
  • life and left half-dead and he
  • 00:40:18.090 --> 00:40:20.100
  • comes by us and the law walks by
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  • and cannot help, and rules and
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  • traditions and customs walk by
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  • and they are absolutely
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  • powerless to help you in your
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  • pitiful state.
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  • Here comes the good Samaritan of
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  • the ages, the one that you
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  • marginalized, the one that you
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  • belittled, the one that you
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  • berated, and he sees you and he
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  • pours upon you his oil and his
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  • wine and in 3 days he restores
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  • you, and he promises if there's
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  • anything outstanding when I come
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  • Jesus is the good Samaritan.
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  • That's why this story is so
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  • ridiculous.
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  • That's why we all go, "What?
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  • Who can do that?"
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  • And Jesus is, like, "I know a
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  • That's why the next passage is
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  • the one being commended is the
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  • one listening to physical,
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  • tangible, manifest,
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  • personification of love.
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  • She's listening to love, she's
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  • reveling in love, she's looking
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  • in piercing eyes that are pure
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  • love.
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  • And she's there and she's just
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  • soaking in the love because the
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  • only way we could ever love like
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  • this is if we realize how much
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  • he loves us.
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  • Speak, God, speak, we're
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  • listening.
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  • We're listening.
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  • You gotta listen before you go.
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  • You gotta stop and realize that
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  • Jesus is the one thing that is
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  • necessary.
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  • Mary chose the one thing that's
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  • absolutely essential in the
  • 00:42:15.110 --> 00:42:16.130
  • human existence is sitting there
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  • in front of Jesus and, look at
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  • Mary.
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  • Can you see her?
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  • I can see her, man.
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  • She's just, like, "Oh, my gosh.
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  • Just keep talking.
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  • Because the way you talk I've
  • 00:42:28.030 --> 00:42:28.280
  • never heard anyone.
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  • You're pure love."
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  • And she's just mesmerized.
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  • Meanwhile, Martha's so busy
  • 00:42:34.200 --> 00:42:36.030
  • working hard and Mary's just
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  • sitting there and she's, like,
  • 00:42:37.010 --> 00:42:38.140
  • "Wow.
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  • I love you."
  • 00:42:42.040 --> 00:42:44.090
  • And only in that space is the
  • 00:42:44.090 --> 00:42:46.070
  • power to love the world.
  • 00:42:48.270 --> 00:42:51.270
  • Do you know that there was an
  • 00:42:51.270 --> 00:42:52.230
  • 11th commandment given?
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  • Were you aware of this?
  • 00:42:54.050 --> 00:42:55.040
  • There was the Ten Commandments
  • 00:42:55.040 --> 00:42:56.000
  • but Jesus actually created and
  • 00:42:56.000 --> 00:42:57.280
  • made an 11th, which, of course,
  • 00:42:57.280 --> 00:42:59.200
  • is total heresy unless you're
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  • the Son of the living God.
  • 00:43:00.180 --> 00:43:02.130
  • He says in John 13:34.
  • 00:43:02.130 --> 00:43:03.240
  • He says, "A new commandment I
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  • give to you."
  • 00:43:05.150 --> 00:43:06.060
  • No one can say--you can't make
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  • up new commandments unless
  • 00:43:07.200 --> 00:43:09.030
  • you're the author of the first
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  • ones.
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  • "A new commandment I bring to
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  • you, that you love one another."
  • 00:43:13.200 --> 00:43:16.090
  • Now I want you to notice,
  • 00:43:16.090 --> 00:43:17.060
  • the--bear with me when I say
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  • this, the horrible structure of
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  • this sentence.
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  • Bear--just hold on a second.
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  • If I wrote this in a book, my
  • 00:43:24.080 --> 00:43:25.260
  • editor would say, "This is
  • 00:43:25.260 --> 00:43:27.000
  • redundant.
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  • This is ineffective."
  • 00:43:28.140 --> 00:43:29.190
  • Look at it.
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  • "A new commandment I give to
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  • you, that you love one another;
  • 00:43:31.120 --> 00:43:32.010
  • just as I have loved you, you
  • 00:43:32.010 --> 00:43:32.250
  • also are to love one another."
  • 00:43:32.250 --> 00:43:33.290
  • "You already said that.
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  • 'Love one another; just as I
  • 00:43:36.010 --> 00:43:36.230
  • have loved you,' that's a
  • 00:43:36.230 --> 00:43:37.220
  • sufficient sentence.
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  • It's sufficient.
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  • 'And love one another.'"
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  • The redundancy's on purpose.
  • 00:43:40.070 --> 00:43:41.260
  • And we're to love one another.
  • 00:43:41.260 --> 00:43:43.110
  • Where's the power to fulfill
  • 00:43:43.110 --> 00:43:44.180
  • this commandment?
  • 00:43:44.180 --> 00:43:45.220
  • In the commandment itself?
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  • No, there's no power in
  • 00:43:48.050 --> 00:43:49.290
  • commandments of themselves to
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  • produce anything in your
  • 00:43:51.120 --> 00:43:52.090
  • lifestyle that makes you capable
  • 00:43:52.090 --> 00:43:53.190
  • of living out that commandment.
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  • There's no power.
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  • Do it.
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  • Do it now.
  • 00:43:56.060 --> 00:43:56.290
  • There's no power there.
  • 00:43:56.290 --> 00:43:59.140
  • Where is the power to live like
  • 00:43:59.140 --> 00:44:01.050
  • the good Samaritan?
  • 00:44:01.050 --> 00:44:02.150
  • Where is the power to love the
  • 00:44:02.150 --> 00:44:03.290
  • world that doesn't know the
  • 00:44:03.290 --> 00:44:05.100
  • meaning of the word?
  • 00:44:05.100 --> 00:44:07.130
  • It's actually not in our
  • 00:44:07.130 --> 00:44:09.000
  • nobility or our morning
  • 00:44:09.000 --> 00:44:10.140
  • devotions or our details or our
  • 00:44:10.140 --> 00:44:12.280
  • customs or our traditions or our
  • 00:44:12.280 --> 00:44:15.040
  • sermon series or our websites or
  • 00:44:15.040 --> 00:44:17.090
  • our branding.
  • 00:44:17.090 --> 00:44:18.230
  • There is only one source on
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  • earth in the solar system where
  • 00:44:21.210 --> 00:44:24.100
  • we can receive agape,
  • 00:44:24.230 --> 00:44:27.230
  • unconditional love that needs no
  • 00:44:27.230 --> 00:44:29.270
  • reciprocation.
  • 00:44:29.270 --> 00:44:31.060
  • And it's only in one place and
  • 00:44:31.060 --> 00:44:32.130
  • it's right after the colon.
  • 00:44:32.130 --> 00:44:34.240
  • He says, "I want you to love one
  • 00:44:34.240 --> 00:44:36.040
  • another; just as I have loved
  • 00:44:39.230 --> 00:44:42.230
  • you."
  • 00:44:42.230 --> 00:44:44.210
  • The good Samaritan story has to
  • 00:44:44.210 --> 00:44:46.040
  • drive us to our knees where we
  • 00:44:46.040 --> 00:44:48.240
  • go, "God, is this what you want
  • 00:44:48.240 --> 00:44:49.200
  • from us?"
  • 00:44:49.200 --> 00:44:51.110
  • "Yeah."
  • 00:44:51.110 --> 00:44:52.120
  • "You want me to love people who
  • 00:44:52.120 --> 00:44:53.160
  • hate me?
  • 00:44:53.160 --> 00:44:54.180
  • You want us to love a world that
  • 00:44:54.180 --> 00:44:56.030
  • berates us and marginalize us?"
  • 00:44:56.030 --> 00:44:58.150
  • "Yes, son."
  • 00:44:58.150 --> 00:44:59.230
  • "What--how is that possible?"
  • 00:45:00.120 --> 00:45:03.120
  • "You gotta get it from me."
  • 00:45:03.240 --> 00:45:06.240
  • Wouldn't it be just like God to
  • 00:45:06.240 --> 00:45:08.000
  • tell you to do something that
  • 00:45:08.000 --> 00:45:09.000
  • you couldn't do without him?
  • 00:45:09.270 --> 00:45:12.270
  • Wouldn't it?
  • 00:45:12.270 --> 00:45:14.120
  • Can I share something just in
  • 00:45:14.120 --> 00:45:15.000
  • conclusion and then I'm done.
  • 00:45:15.000 --> 00:45:16.110
  • I was sitting there last night
  • 00:45:16.110 --> 00:45:18.120
  • and the Holy Spirit said,
  • 00:45:18.120 --> 00:45:20.100
  • "Speak, we're listening."
  • 00:45:20.100 --> 00:45:22.150
  • And at the risk of sounding so
  • 00:45:22.150 --> 00:45:23.070
  • spiritual like God speaks to me
  • 00:45:23.070 --> 00:45:24.060
  • super clear and awesome, like he
  • 00:45:24.060 --> 00:45:26.110
  • doesn't.
  • 00:45:26.110 --> 00:45:26.270
  • I've never heard the audible
  • 00:45:26.270 --> 00:45:27.180
  • voice of God, okay?
  • 00:45:27.180 --> 00:45:28.180
  • But I don't want to, either,
  • 00:45:28.180 --> 00:45:30.120
  • 'cause I don't wanna wet myself,
  • 00:45:30.120 --> 00:45:31.270
  • so but--that would be
  • 00:45:31.270 --> 00:45:34.060
  • embarrassing so--but I felt like
  • 00:45:35.290 --> 00:45:38.290
  • God said this to me.
  • 00:45:38.290 --> 00:45:40.290
  • He said, "Tell 'em.
  • 00:45:40.290 --> 00:45:42.130
  • Tell 'em."
  • 00:45:42.130 --> 00:45:44.260
  • That's what the world is saying.
  • 00:45:44.260 --> 00:45:46.210
  • Speak, church, we're listening.
  • 00:45:47.160 --> 00:45:50.160
  • Speak, church, we're listening.
  • 00:45:54.280 --> 00:45:57.280
  • What are we gonna tell 'em, man?
  • 00:45:59.040 --> 00:46:02.060
  • Like never before, the world is
  • 00:46:02.060 --> 00:46:03.280
  • listening to the church.
  • 00:46:03.280 --> 00:46:05.060
  • Can you believe these days?
  • 00:46:05.100 --> 00:46:08.100
  • They want movies about churches.
  • 00:46:08.240 --> 00:46:11.240
  • They're listening to our songs,
  • 00:46:11.240 --> 00:46:14.040
  • they're listening to our art.
  • 00:46:14.040 --> 00:46:16.090
  • Speak, church, we're listening.
  • 00:46:16.090 --> 00:46:19.040
  • What are we gonna say?
  • 00:46:19.040 --> 00:46:20.250
  • What are we gonna say, man?
  • 00:46:20.250 --> 00:46:22.170
  • Are we gonna talk about
  • 00:46:22.170 --> 00:46:23.100
  • politics?
  • 00:46:23.100 --> 00:46:24.270
  • Are we gonna talk just about
  • 00:46:24.270 --> 00:46:25.220
  • culture and art?
  • 00:46:25.220 --> 00:46:28.040
  • Are we gonna talk about our
  • 00:46:28.040 --> 00:46:28.260
  • doctrinal differences or our
  • 00:46:28.260 --> 00:46:31.010
  • philosophies or our ideologies
  • 00:46:31.030 --> 00:46:34.030
  • as the world begins to align
  • 00:46:34.030 --> 00:46:36.030
  • itself in a posture that's
  • 00:46:36.030 --> 00:46:38.060
  • saying we can't find up from
  • 00:46:38.060 --> 00:46:40.080
  • down and left to right.
  • 00:46:40.080 --> 00:46:41.190
  • Maybe the community of faith has
  • 00:46:41.190 --> 00:46:43.230
  • some clarity.
  • 00:46:43.230 --> 00:46:44.210
  • Maybe the community of faith has
  • 00:46:44.210 --> 00:46:46.230
  • something we haven't understood
  • 00:46:46.230 --> 00:46:48.160
  • yet.
  • 00:46:48.160 --> 00:46:49.180
  • Speak, church.
  • 00:46:49.180 --> 00:46:51.210
  • The world is listening.
  • 00:46:51.210 --> 00:46:53.230
  • I implore you by the power of
  • 00:46:53.230 --> 00:46:56.000
  • the Holy Spirit that what comes
  • 00:46:56.000 --> 00:46:58.120
  • out of our mouth is the love of
  • 00:46:58.120 --> 00:47:00.180
  • Jesus, the grace of Jesus, the
  • 00:47:00.200 --> 00:47:03.200
  • forgiveness of Jesus, the mercy
  • 00:47:03.200 --> 00:47:06.160
  • of Jesus, the beauty of Jesus,
  • 00:47:06.210 --> 00:47:09.210
  • the splendor of Jesus.
  • 00:47:09.210 --> 00:47:12.000
  • May the world see our King and
  • 00:47:12.000 --> 00:47:14.160
  • may the world see our Savior and
  • 00:47:14.160 --> 00:47:17.110
  • may the world never be sane
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  • - announcer: When we return,
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  • join us in worship on the "Best
  • 00:47:26.170 --> 00:47:29.020
  • of Hillsong Conference."
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  • Here in your presence,
  • 00:47:31.110 --> 00:47:34.110
  • Lord, I surrender to
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  • - announcer: Thanks for joining
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  • us.
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  • We trust that today's message
  • 00:47:51.010 --> 00:47:52.130
  • has impacted your life and that
  • 00:47:52.130 --> 00:47:54.060
  • God has placed something
  • 00:47:54.060 --> 00:47:55.120
  • significant in your heart.
  • 00:47:55.120 --> 00:47:58.050
  • We would love the opportunity to
  • 00:47:58.050 --> 00:47:59.140
  • host you in one of our Hillsong
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  • Conferences around the globe.
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  • Our hope and prayer is that you,
  • 00:48:04.040 --> 00:48:05.170
  • your family, and your team will
  • 00:48:05.170 --> 00:48:08.010
  • gather with us and that,
  • 00:48:08.010 --> 00:48:10.040
  • together, we will continue to
  • 00:48:10.040 --> 00:48:10.260
  • move forward in strength,
  • 00:48:10.260 --> 00:48:12.020
  • Living water river
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  • wild in me.
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  • Immerse me in your mercy.
  • 00:48:26.040 --> 00:48:29.040
  • Open heaven crashing over
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  • me, restore me in your
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  • glory.
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  • Oh Holy Spirit, burn like a
  • 00:48:44.060 --> 00:48:47.060
  • fire.
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  • All consuming, consume me
  • 00:48:53.000 --> 00:48:56.000
  • here in your presence, Lord,
  • 00:48:57.110 --> 00:49:00.130
  • I surrender to your glory,
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  • - Matt Crocker: Oh, Jesus.
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  • C'mon, can we call upon the
  • 00:49:17.010 --> 00:49:18.030
  • name of Jesus tonight?
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  • Oh, Lord you are worthy.
  • 00:49:20.230 --> 00:49:23.230
  • We worship you God, we worship
  • 00:49:25.030 --> 00:49:28.030
  • you Lord.
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  • Oh, Jesus, Holy Spirit.
  • 00:49:34.250 --> 00:49:37.250
  • Oh Holy Spirit,
  • 00:49:38.080 --> 00:49:41.080
  • burn like a fire.
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  • All consuming, consume me
  • 00:49:48.110 --> 00:49:51.110
  • here in your presence, Lord,
  • 00:49:53.010 --> 00:49:56.010
  • I surrender to your glory,
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  • Holy Spirit rain falling
  • 00:50:11.240 --> 00:50:14.240
  • like a flood, break upon my
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  • praise as I sing of your
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  • love.
  • 00:50:23.080 --> 00:50:24.180
  • Holy Spirit fire burn within
  • 00:50:26.220 --> 00:50:29.220
  • my soul as I call on your
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  • name.
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  • As I call on your name.
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  • As I call on your name,
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  • Jesus.
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  • As I call on your name,
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  • Jesus.
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  • As I call on your name,
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  • Jesus.
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  • As I call on your name,
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  • Jesus.
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  • As I call on your name,
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  • Jesus.
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  • As I call on your name,
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