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Unusual Things

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  • - Brian Houston:
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  • I've been speaking about
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  • "all things new."
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  • God wants to do new things
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  • in your world.
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  • He wants do new things
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  • in your life.
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  • Today I want to speak about
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  • unusual things.
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  • The Bible speaks about how God
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  • used Paul with unusual miracles
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  • and the word "unusual" means
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  • unique, extraordinary, or rare.
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  • I'm believing that for you,
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  • unusual miracles.
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  • - Brian: I'm talking about
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  • "Unusual Things,"
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  • "Unusual Things."
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  • Do you know God is not usual?
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  • And so much of what God does
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  • is not usual.
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  • Acts chapter 19, verse 11,
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  • it's speaking about Paul who was
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  • launching the church in Ephesus
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  • and it says here in this verse,
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  • "Now God worked unusual miracles
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  • by the hands of Paul."
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  • I wonder what unusual things
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  • God can do in your life?
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  • I wonder what unusual things
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  • God is doing in your life.
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  • What God puts on many
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  • people's lives is unusual.
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  • What God did in the Scripture,
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  • so often, it was unusual.
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  • The Greek here for Paul
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  • doing unusual things, God doing
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  • unusual things through Paul, it
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  • literally means unique, or rare,
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  • or like one-off type things,
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  • those are the kind of
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  • unusual things.
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  • Who wants to live a usual life
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  • anyway?
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  • In the Old Testament,
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  • God did many unusual things.
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  • When he wanted to bring
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  • deliverance unto his people,
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  • he did something unusual.
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  • He parted a whole sea,
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  • the Red Sea,
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  • that's an unusual thing.
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  • There was a time when God did
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  • the most unusual thing and in
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  • fact in Joshua chapter 10,
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  • verse 14, it literally says,
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  • "There has been no day like that
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  • before it or after it."
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  • In other words, it's
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  • a once-in-an-earth-time thing.
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  • He stopped the sun for a day
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  • so that people could literally
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  • complete their victory.
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  • God wants to bring people
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  • deliverance this year and
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  • he'll do an unusual miracle
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  • that will cause it to happen.
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  • God wants people to enter
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  • their inheritance this year
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  • and he will do it by doing
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  • something unusual.
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  • I believe you can have days
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  • or a day this year which is
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  • a once-in-a-lifetime type day
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  • where what God does so unusual,
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  • so powerful, so miraculous,
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  • so supernatural that literally
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  • it is a life-transforming,
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  • life-changing thing.
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  • Jesus, the very first miracle
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  • he did was not healing somebody,
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  • no, he turned water into wine.
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  • He started unusually and
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  • he kept on doing unusual things.
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  • And do you know when the Bible
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  • talks about the slave woman
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  • and the free woman,
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  • it's in Galatians chapter 4,
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  • it's verse 23.
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  • In verse 22 it says that Abraham
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  • had two sons,
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  • one from his slave wife, Hagar,
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  • and one from his freeborn wife,
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  • who, of course, was Sarah.
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  • Look at this.
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  • There was nothing unusual about
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  • the birth of the slave wife's
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  • baby because that came
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  • through human effort.
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  • That was something that Abraham
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  • himself conjured up, but
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  • the baby of the freeborn wife
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  • was born only after God
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  • had especially promised
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  • he would come.
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  • What makes things unusual
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  • when it comes to God's economy
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  • is they're supernatural.
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  • They're supernatural things,
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  • they're miraculous things.
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  • They're not normal.
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  • You see, Hagar,
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  • that was not an unusual thing.
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  • But through Sarah, the Bible
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  • says the freeborn wife was born
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  • only after God had especially
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  • promised that he would come.
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  • It was supernatural because
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  • Abraham himself was 100,
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  • his wife was 90 so you can see,
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  • this is an unusual thing.
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  • Ephesus was a place
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  • full of different religions.
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  • The reality is that
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  • magicians festered in Ephesus.
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  • It was a place that
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  • had a fixation
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  • with the supernatural.
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  • When Paul went in there,
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  • he found 12 followers of Jesus.
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  • I don't know how many followers
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  • there were, but he found 12.
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  • I mean, there may have been some
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  • more than that but I kind of get
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  • a picture it's not in the Bible
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  • of the 12, kind of,
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  • discouraged disciples.
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  • When Paul comes across them
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  • and starts talking to them about
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  • baptism in the Holy Spirit,
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  • the power of the Holy Spirit,
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  • and he asked if they've heard
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  • of that, they said, "No,
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  • we heard about baptism in water.
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  • We know about the baptism of
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  • John but we've never heard such
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  • a thing as you're telling us now
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  • which is the power
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  • of the Holy Spirit."
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  • So Paul not only prays for them
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  • and gets them filled
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  • with the Holy Spirit,
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  • but he goes on then in Ephesus
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  • in the synagogue for 3 months.
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  • He starts teaching.
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  • This is all in Acts chapter 19.
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  • He starts teaching in
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  • the synagogue but, of course,
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  • his teachings were a little
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  • on the edge for a whole lot of
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  • the traditional people, so after
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  • 3 months, he was more or less
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  • put out of the synagogue.
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  • So he went down the road and
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  • he hired a hall which was called
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  • the School of Tychicus.
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  • So he hired this hall called
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  • the School of Tychicus,
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  • Tychicus, it literally meant
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  • the hall of the sovereign Lord.
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  • So Paul goes in there and for
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  • 2 years, he's teaching about
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  • the sovereignty of God and about
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  • the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
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  • And by the time he had finished,
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  • that 12 and however more there
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  • was, the Scripture says all
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  • of Asia had heard and knew about
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  • the power of God both Jews and
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  • Greeks, the Bible says, and God
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  • started doing unusual things.
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  • And those unusual things, if you
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  • have a look at the Scriptures,
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  • it says God worked unusual
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  • miracles by the hand of Paul.
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  • And in verse 12 of Acts 19
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  • it says, "So that even
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  • handkerchiefs or aprons
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  • were brought from his body
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  • to the sick, and the diseases
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  • left them and the evil spirits
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  • went out of them."
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  • Can you imagine that?
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  • So people
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  • gave Paul their handkerchiefs.
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  • He would pray for
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  • the handkerchiefs and then
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  • they'd put the handkerchiefs on
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  • sick people and God was doing
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  • unusual miracles.
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  • That's kind of unusual
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  • right there.
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  • That's what I love
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  • about serving God.
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  • It's an adventure.
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  • There's nothing usual about it.
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  • It's nothing
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  • traditional about it.
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  • It's a powerful thing
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  • to serve a God
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  • of the unusual in Jesus' name.
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  • Amen.
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  • Moses was an unusual child,
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  • in fact the Bible teaches us
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  • that he was an unusual child.
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  • Hebrews chapter 11, verse 23,
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  • it's telling the story
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  • of Moses as a baby.
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  • It's the story of Moses
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  • in the bulrushes.
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  • But it says, "It was by faith
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  • that Moses' parents hid him for
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  • three months when he was born.
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  • They saw that God had given them
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  • an unusual child."
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  • Anyone had that kind of child?
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  • This child is unusual.
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  • I've got six grandchildren
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  • and at least one or two of them,
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  • these are unusual kids.
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  • Don't underestimate what
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  • God can do with unusual kids.
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  • I think I was a bit of
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  • an unusual kid but deep down
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  • on the inside, I felt unusual
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  • in that God had something
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  • for my life that was unusual.
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  • Moses was an unusual child,
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  • the Bible says.
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  • I love it.
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  • And they were not afraid
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  • to disobey the king's command.
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  • An unusual child.
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  • I mentioned my grandkids.
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  • My son Ben, lead pastor
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  • at Hillsong Los Angeles,
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  • got three daughters.
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  • They're all awesome.
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  • They're all so different.
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  • The middle one, she was an
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  • unusual child and I just thought
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  • I'd show you a video,
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  • it's a granddad's excuse.
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  • But watch this video, not
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  • the first part, that's awesome
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  • but it's the very last frame
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  • that gives you a picture
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  • - Brian: Pray for us.
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  • Pray for Ben and Lucille.
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  • Lexi is an unusual child.
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  • Moses was an unusual child.
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  • Parents, don't get too
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  • discouraged about your unusual
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  • children because God wants to do
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  • something unusual through people
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  • he puts his hand on.
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  • And we can either worry about
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  • unusual children or we can pray
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  • with faith about our unusual
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  • children because for God to
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  • do what he wants to do in this
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  • earth, which is not ordinary
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  • or normal, it's unique,
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  • it's rare, it's extraordinary,
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  • it is unusual.
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  • Don't underestimate what God
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  • can do with your unusual child.
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  • Moses was an unusual child.
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  • And do you know his name, Moses,
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  • means out from the water,
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  • drawn out of the water?
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  • And do you know right before his
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  • birth from that moment, God was
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  • preparing him for what was ahead
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  • because literally God was gonna
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  • deliver him from the water
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  • with the parting of the Red Sea.
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  • And I'm sure there's all sorts
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  • of theories from Scripture and
  • 00:09:37.170 --> 00:09:38.270
  • this is all this is, a theory,
  • 00:09:38.270 --> 00:09:40.080
  • but someone told me that
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  • the Red Sea, it's not just--
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  • if there's no water there,
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  • it's not just a slow ramp
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  • down into the water,
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  • it's like cliffs into the water
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  • straight down and straight
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  • across 12 miles and straight up
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  • the other side again.
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  • And so when you think about
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  • that, I was told that
  • 00:09:57.010 --> 00:09:59.090
  • geographically in the Red Sea,
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  • there's actually a natural spine
  • 00:10:01.080 --> 00:10:03.050
  • in the bottom of the ocean
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  • there.
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  • And apparently right where
  • 00:10:05.210 --> 00:10:08.210
  • God parted the waters, there
  • 00:10:08.210 --> 00:10:10.220
  • was a spine enabling them with
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  • no water to go through and
  • 00:10:12.200 --> 00:10:14.230
  • if there's any truth in that,
  • 00:10:14.230 --> 00:10:16.180
  • then you can see how God, when
  • 00:10:16.180 --> 00:10:18.290
  • he actually created the earth,
  • 00:10:18.290 --> 00:10:20.270
  • did it with the destiny
  • 00:10:20.270 --> 00:10:22.110
  • of his people in mind.
  • 00:10:22.110 --> 00:10:23.290
  • And so whether that story's
  • 00:10:23.290 --> 00:10:25.070
  • got any foundation to it or not,
  • 00:10:25.070 --> 00:10:27.000
  • I believe that even creation is
  • 00:10:27.000 --> 00:10:29.170
  • committed to serving the purpose
  • 00:10:29.170 --> 00:10:31.200
  • of God in your life and what
  • 00:10:31.200 --> 00:10:33.210
  • God wants to do in your life
  • 00:10:33.210 --> 00:10:35.150
  • is unusual in Jesus' name.
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  • He wants to do something
  • 00:10:38.130 --> 00:10:39.270
  • that is extraordinary,
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  • that is unique, that is rare.
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  • We're believing this year that
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  • we are gonna see unusual things.
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  • Ha-ha!
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  • I love the fact in that verse,
  • 00:10:50.110 --> 00:10:52.140
  • Hebrews 11:23, it says they saw
  • 00:10:52.180 --> 00:10:55.180
  • that God had given them--his
  • 00:10:55.180 --> 00:10:57.220
  • parents saw that God had given
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  • them an unusual child and
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  • they were not afraid to disobey
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  • the king's commandments.
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  • The king, of course, was
  • 00:11:06.150 --> 00:11:07.210
  • an evil king who was threatened
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  • and wanted all the babies, male
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  • babies from the Jewish people,
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  • the Israel people,
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  • he wanted them to be destroyed.
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  • He was threatened by them and
  • 00:11:16.140 --> 00:11:19.090
  • here's a couple, who because
  • 00:11:19.090 --> 00:11:20.270
  • they had an unusual child,
  • 00:11:20.270 --> 00:11:22.090
  • they kind of broke the law,
  • 00:11:22.090 --> 00:11:23.270
  • they broke the rules.
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  • I believe that when God does
  • 00:11:25.050 --> 00:11:26.240
  • unusual things, he often uses
  • 00:11:26.240 --> 00:11:28.060
  • people, not who break the law,
  • 00:11:28.060 --> 00:11:31.030
  • but who kind of know how
  • 00:11:31.030 --> 00:11:32.120
  • to paint outside of the lines,
  • 00:11:32.120 --> 00:11:34.060
  • people who, they really
  • 00:11:34.060 --> 00:11:36.090
  • understand that in a world where
  • 00:11:36.090 --> 00:11:38.270
  • there's all sorts of confines
  • 00:11:38.270 --> 00:11:41.230
  • and all sorts of things that
  • 00:11:41.230 --> 00:11:43.190
  • try to keep us normal,
  • 00:11:43.190 --> 00:11:45.060
  • that sometimes God wants to do
  • 00:11:45.060 --> 00:11:46.230
  • something when it's Holy Spirit
  • 00:11:46.230 --> 00:11:48.170
  • inspired that literally paints
  • 00:11:48.170 --> 00:11:50.190
  • outside of the lines and
  • 00:11:50.190 --> 00:11:52.110
  • that's what surrounded
  • 00:11:52.110 --> 00:11:53.210
  • this unusual child.
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  • Do you know I was preaching in
  • 00:11:56.040 --> 00:11:57.290
  • England, Holy Trinity Brompton
  • 00:11:57.290 --> 00:12:00.040
  • is a very powerful charismatic
  • 00:12:00.040 --> 00:12:02.120
  • church of England
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  • in the heart of London.
  • 00:12:03.140 --> 00:12:05.010
  • I was speaking there with Bobbie
  • 00:12:05.010 --> 00:12:06.090
  • a couple of years ago, I get off
  • 00:12:06.090 --> 00:12:07.180
  • the platform and when I get off
  • 00:12:07.180 --> 00:12:09.070
  • the platform, I go out around
  • 00:12:09.070 --> 00:12:10.270
  • behind the stage,
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  • inside the tent
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  • and there's a guy standing
  • 00:12:14.100 --> 00:12:15.100
  • there waiting for and he says,
  • 00:12:15.100 --> 00:12:16.290
  • "Oh, I've got a word for you."
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  • He starts to talk to me
  • 00:12:18.110 --> 00:12:19.110
  • about Australian wine.
  • 00:12:19.110 --> 00:12:21.140
  • Now, this is not about
  • 00:12:21.140 --> 00:12:22.120
  • whether or not you drink wine,
  • 00:12:22.120 --> 00:12:23.130
  • it's about winemaking.
  • 00:12:23.130 --> 00:12:24.230
  • So he started to talk to me
  • 00:12:24.230 --> 00:12:26.150
  • and he obviously was some form
  • 00:12:26.150 --> 00:12:27.250
  • of connoisseur of knew wines
  • 00:12:27.250 --> 00:12:29.250
  • or knew about the process
  • 00:12:29.250 --> 00:12:30.200
  • of winemaking.
  • 00:12:30.200 --> 00:12:31.200
  • He started to talk to me
  • 00:12:31.200 --> 00:12:32.220
  • all about Australian winemaking.
  • 00:12:32.220 --> 00:12:34.240
  • So he was talking about
  • 00:12:34.240 --> 00:12:36.010
  • how the old world wines,
  • 00:12:36.010 --> 00:12:37.210
  • France, Italy, et cetera,
  • 00:12:37.210 --> 00:12:39.290
  • it was all about everything
  • 00:12:39.290 --> 00:12:42.000
  • being exactly right.
  • 00:12:42.000 --> 00:12:43.190
  • He said, "The Australians,
  • 00:12:43.190 --> 00:12:44.220
  • they broke all the rules."
  • 00:12:44.220 --> 00:12:46.090
  • He said, the Australians,
  • 00:12:46.090 --> 00:12:47.260
  • when it came to the vats, they
  • 00:12:47.260 --> 00:12:49.150
  • started using aluminum vats.
  • 00:12:49.150 --> 00:12:51.140
  • He said, when it came to
  • 00:12:51.140 --> 00:12:52.170
  • the soil, they used soil where,
  • 00:12:52.170 --> 00:12:54.050
  • according to the wine countries,
  • 00:12:54.050 --> 00:12:56.140
  • you don't use that kind of soil.
  • 00:12:56.140 --> 00:12:58.160
  • I mean, they used screw tops
  • 00:12:58.160 --> 00:13:00.070
  • instead of corks.
  • 00:13:00.070 --> 00:13:01.290
  • He said, but Australian wine
  • 00:13:01.290 --> 00:13:03.140
  • is remarkably consistent.
  • 00:13:03.140 --> 00:13:05.290
  • He said, even though it offended
  • 00:13:05.290 --> 00:13:07.100
  • so many people in the old world
  • 00:13:07.100 --> 00:13:09.120
  • wine-growing communities, today
  • 00:13:09.120 --> 00:13:12.070
  • people come from all around
  • 00:13:12.070 --> 00:13:13.130
  • the world, he said, to come
  • 00:13:13.130 --> 00:13:15.210
  • to Australia to look at
  • 00:13:15.210 --> 00:13:17.070
  • the way wine is produced
  • 00:13:17.070 --> 00:13:19.030
  • because of the consistency
  • 00:13:19.030 --> 00:13:20.160
  • of the wine that's produced.
  • 00:13:20.160 --> 00:13:22.080
  • Then he said,
  • 00:13:22.080 --> 00:13:24.210
  • Hillsong is just like that.
  • 00:13:24.210 --> 00:13:27.180
  • He said Hillsong, he talked
  • 00:13:27.180 --> 00:13:29.190
  • about the old world religion
  • 00:13:29.190 --> 00:13:32.060
  • and, of course, he's from
  • 00:13:32.060 --> 00:13:33.250
  • the church of England so he
  • 00:13:33.250 --> 00:13:35.050
  • was talking about the liturgy,
  • 00:13:35.050 --> 00:13:37.050
  • and some of the old world form
  • 00:13:37.050 --> 00:13:39.000
  • and, of course, the cathedrals,
  • 00:13:39.000 --> 00:13:40.120
  • and the beautiful old buildings,
  • 00:13:40.120 --> 00:13:42.000
  • and the form that often
  • 00:13:42.000 --> 00:13:43.260
  • goes with the movement of which
  • 00:13:43.260 --> 00:13:46.100
  • I'm certainly not criticizing.
  • 00:13:46.100 --> 00:13:48.080
  • But he said, "Hillsong comes in
  • 00:13:48.080 --> 00:13:49.210
  • and changes everything."
  • 00:13:49.210 --> 00:13:51.070
  • Instead of the big pulpit,
  • 00:13:51.070 --> 00:13:52.200
  • we literally were, as far as
  • 00:13:52.200 --> 00:13:54.180
  • I know, the first people
  • 00:13:54.180 --> 00:13:55.150
  • instead of having a pulpit here
  • 00:13:55.150 --> 00:13:56.280
  • for the whole service, just
  • 00:13:56.280 --> 00:13:58.110
  • did a simple, practical thing
  • 00:13:58.110 --> 00:13:59.190
  • by having something that's quite
  • 00:13:59.190 --> 00:14:01.050
  • carry-able and having it out of
  • 00:14:01.050 --> 00:14:02.290
  • the way for the worship so that
  • 00:14:02.290 --> 00:14:04.040
  • we can bring it back for
  • 00:14:04.040 --> 00:14:05.230
  • the Word, things like church
  • 00:14:05.230 --> 00:14:08.070
  • has always had sets or what
  • 00:14:08.070 --> 00:14:10.020
  • was behind was always there.
  • 00:14:10.020 --> 00:14:11.280
  • And so many years ago,
  • 00:14:11.280 --> 00:14:13.020
  • we started using what we called
  • 00:14:13.020 --> 00:14:14.130
  • a cyc which was just
  • 00:14:14.130 --> 00:14:15.240
  • a big, white screen
  • 00:14:15.240 --> 00:14:16.270
  • which you could light.
  • 00:14:16.270 --> 00:14:17.260
  • It meant that it could be
  • 00:14:17.260 --> 00:14:18.210
  • different every week behind you.
  • 00:14:18.210 --> 00:14:20.100
  • Simple things that we take
  • 00:14:20.100 --> 00:14:21.150
  • for granted like not overhead
  • 00:14:21.150 --> 00:14:23.080
  • projectors but putting words up
  • 00:14:23.080 --> 00:14:24.260
  • on the screens all those years
  • 00:14:24.260 --> 00:14:26.150
  • ago, multi-campuses when,
  • 00:14:26.150 --> 00:14:28.170
  • of course, today all around
  • 00:14:28.170 --> 00:14:29.250
  • the world, there are multisite,
  • 00:14:29.250 --> 00:14:31.160
  • multicampus churches.
  • 00:14:31.160 --> 00:14:33.010
  • And so there are a whole lot of
  • 00:14:33.010 --> 00:14:35.000
  • things where we broke the rules,
  • 00:14:35.000 --> 00:14:37.000
  • as it were,
  • 00:14:37.000 --> 00:14:37.150
  • and he was encouraging me,
  • 00:14:37.150 --> 00:14:38.270
  • keep breaking the rules.
  • 00:14:38.270 --> 00:14:40.090
  • He said, "People are coming
  • 00:14:40.090 --> 00:14:41.150
  • from the world to see what God
  • 00:14:41.150 --> 00:14:43.010
  • is doing in Australia."
  • 00:14:43.010 --> 00:14:45.220
  • God has done
  • 00:14:45.220 --> 00:14:47.070
  • and is doing something unusual.
  • 00:14:48.050 --> 00:14:51.050
  • Amen.
  • 00:14:51.050 --> 00:14:51.270
  • And I'm glad to be part
  • 00:14:51.270 --> 00:14:53.050
  • of an unusual move of God.
  • 00:14:53.050 --> 00:14:55.060
  • I'm glad to be something which
  • 00:14:55.060 --> 00:14:57.010
  • really makes no sense that
  • 00:14:57.010 --> 00:14:59.060
  • a church down under in Australia
  • 00:14:59.060 --> 00:15:01.260
  • could have an impact beyond this
  • 00:15:01.260 --> 00:15:04.110
  • Godless country and reach out
  • 00:15:04.110 --> 00:15:06.250
  • for people all around the globe.
  • 00:15:06.250 --> 00:15:08.210
  • You've gotta admit that it's
  • 00:15:08.210 --> 00:15:10.040
  • unique, it's rare, it's unusual,
  • 00:15:10.040 --> 00:15:12.260
  • and it's only by
  • 00:15:12.260 --> 00:15:14.050
  • the grace of God.
  • 00:15:14.200 --> 00:15:17.200
  • Ha-ha!
  • 00:15:17.200 --> 00:15:19.190
  • I like that, not breaking
  • 00:15:19.190 --> 00:15:22.000
  • the law but sometimes
  • 00:15:22.000 --> 00:15:24.100
  • understanding that if God
  • 00:15:24.100 --> 00:15:26.080
  • wants to do something unusual,
  • 00:15:26.080 --> 00:15:28.040
  • we've gotta be prepared to do it
  • 00:15:28.040 --> 00:15:30.040
  • in unusual ways.
  • 00:15:30.040 --> 00:15:32.070
  • Now let's believe for God to
  • 00:15:32.070 --> 00:15:33.180
  • show us unusual ways, ways that
  • 00:15:33.180 --> 00:15:35.200
  • are out of the box, ways that
  • 00:15:35.200 --> 00:15:37.170
  • maybe even relate to painting
  • 00:15:37.170 --> 00:15:39.060
  • outside of the lines so that we
  • 00:15:39.060 --> 00:15:41.070
  • can see God do unusual things.
  • 00:15:41.070 --> 00:15:44.070
  • Moses was an unusual child.
  • 00:15:44.070 --> 00:15:47.060
  • The Bible describes Joseph
  • 00:15:47.060 --> 00:15:49.040
  • as having unusual wisdom.
  • 00:15:49.040 --> 00:15:51.260
  • Here it is,
  • 00:15:51.260 --> 00:15:52.280
  • it's in Acts chapter 7, verse 9
  • 00:15:52.280 --> 00:15:55.010
  • and in verse 10 and it says,
  • 00:15:55.010 --> 00:15:57.060
  • these patriarchs were jealous
  • 00:15:57.060 --> 00:15:58.260
  • of their brother, Joseph.
  • 00:15:58.260 --> 00:16:00.190
  • It's talking about
  • 00:16:00.190 --> 00:16:01.110
  • Joseph's brothers, obviously.
  • 00:16:01.110 --> 00:16:03.040
  • "And they sold him to be a slave
  • 00:16:03.040 --> 00:16:05.110
  • in Egypt, but God was with
  • 00:16:05.110 --> 00:16:07.170
  • Joseph," the Bible says,
  • 00:16:07.170 --> 00:16:09.020
  • "and rescued him
  • 00:16:09.020 --> 00:16:10.060
  • from all his troubles.
  • 00:16:10.060 --> 00:16:11.150
  • And God gave him favor
  • 00:16:11.150 --> 00:16:13.010
  • before Pharaoh, king of Egypt.
  • 00:16:13.010 --> 00:16:14.220
  • God also gave Joseph
  • 00:16:14.220 --> 00:16:16.170
  • unusual wisdom, so that Pharaoh
  • 00:16:17.050 --> 00:16:20.050
  • appointed him governor over
  • 00:16:20.050 --> 00:16:22.010
  • all of Egypt and
  • 00:16:22.010 --> 00:16:23.140
  • put him in charge of the place."
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  • His unusual wisdom brought him
  • 00:16:25.200 --> 00:16:28.090
  • a promotion to leadership
  • 00:16:28.090 --> 00:16:30.020
  • across the entire land.
  • 00:16:30.020 --> 00:16:32.260
  • He had unusual, unusual wisdom,
  • 00:16:33.260 --> 00:16:36.260
  • the Bible says.
  • 00:16:36.260 --> 00:16:38.140
  • To me, unusual wisdom
  • 00:16:38.140 --> 00:16:39.190
  • has to be supernatural.
  • 00:16:39.190 --> 00:16:41.190
  • It can't be natural.
  • 00:16:41.190 --> 00:16:42.230
  • Some people are wise.
  • 00:16:42.230 --> 00:16:43.270
  • They're just naturally wise.
  • 00:16:43.270 --> 00:16:46.010
  • I believe for God to bring
  • 00:16:46.010 --> 00:16:47.060
  • freaky wisdom to people.
  • 00:16:47.060 --> 00:16:49.120
  • It's not just wise, it's
  • 00:16:49.120 --> 00:16:50.150
  • prophetic, it's instinctive,
  • 00:16:50.150 --> 00:16:52.220
  • it's intuitive, it's innovative.
  • 00:16:52.220 --> 00:16:55.170
  • It literally sparks initiation
  • 00:16:55.170 --> 00:16:58.150
  • or initiative.
  • 00:16:58.150 --> 00:17:00.040
  • It's that kind of wisdom,
  • 00:17:00.040 --> 00:17:01.180
  • supernatural wisdom,
  • 00:17:01.180 --> 00:17:03.100
  • unusual wisdom.
  • 00:17:03.100 --> 00:17:04.280
  • Let's believe for God
  • 00:17:04.280 --> 00:17:05.270
  • to give unusual wisdom.
  • 00:17:05.270 --> 00:17:08.090
  • There's another man in the Bible
  • 00:17:08.090 --> 00:17:09.180
  • who was described as having
  • 00:17:09.180 --> 00:17:11.110
  • unusual wisdom, his name was
  • 00:17:11.110 --> 00:17:13.110
  • Zechariah and Zechariah
  • 00:17:13.110 --> 00:17:15.150
  • was a gatekeeper
  • 00:17:15.150 --> 00:17:16.260
  • in the Old Testament.
  • 00:17:16.260 --> 00:17:18.160
  • And if you look at him it says
  • 00:17:18.160 --> 00:17:20.090
  • in 1 Chronicles 26, verse 14
  • 00:17:20.090 --> 00:17:22.130
  • that the north gate was assigned
  • 00:17:22.130 --> 00:17:24.140
  • to the son, Zechariah,
  • 00:17:24.140 --> 00:17:26.130
  • a man of unusual wisdom.
  • 00:17:26.130 --> 00:17:29.100
  • He was a gatekeeper, determined
  • 00:17:29.100 --> 00:17:31.100
  • who came in and who didn't.
  • 00:17:31.100 --> 00:17:33.220
  • I believe for God to give young
  • 00:17:33.220 --> 00:17:35.120
  • people unusual wisdom when
  • 00:17:35.120 --> 00:17:37.060
  • it comes to what you allow
  • 00:17:37.060 --> 00:17:39.000
  • into your life and what
  • 00:17:39.000 --> 00:17:40.220
  • you keep out of your life.
  • 00:17:40.220 --> 00:17:43.000
  • I believe because of what God
  • 00:17:43.000 --> 00:17:44.180
  • wants to do to promote you like
  • 00:17:44.180 --> 00:17:46.150
  • he promoted Joseph, for God
  • 00:17:46.150 --> 00:17:48.050
  • to give you unusual wisdom,
  • 00:17:48.050 --> 00:17:50.140
  • the kind of wisdom where you
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  • don't just see it naturally,
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  • somehow you know supernaturally
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  • when something or someone
  • 00:17:54.280 --> 00:17:56.280
  • is not going to be good for
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  • your destiny, you will have that
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  • sense that unusual wisdom that
  • 00:17:59.240 --> 00:18:02.040
  • is freaky in the fact that
  • 00:18:02.040 --> 00:18:04.050
  • it's almost prophetic, you know
  • 00:18:04.050 --> 00:18:05.220
  • things you couldn't know if it
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  • didn't come from God and
  • 00:18:07.100 --> 00:18:09.050
  • it's that kind of wisdom that
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  • brought promotion to Joseph.
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  • It literally made him
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  • a leader across the land
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  • and I'm believing for
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  • once-in-a-generation
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  • type leaders
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  • and they are going to have to be
  • 00:18:18.030 --> 00:18:19.060
  • leaders who have that kind of
  • 00:18:19.060 --> 00:18:20.180
  • Godly, supernatural wisdom.
  • 00:18:20.180 --> 00:18:22.220
  • They are like gatekeepers,
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  • they know what to let into
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  • their life, they know what
  • 00:18:25.110 --> 00:18:26.120
  • to keep out of their life.
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  • They know that their destiny is
  • 00:18:27.190 --> 00:18:29.050
  • too important to allow anything
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  • and anybody, anything and
  • 00:18:31.030 --> 00:18:32.190
  • everything, anything
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  • or anybody impact their spirit,
  • 00:18:35.000 --> 00:18:36.110
  • impact their life.
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  • They have that kind of freaky,
  • 00:18:37.170 --> 00:18:38.290
  • uncanny, unique,
  • 00:18:38.290 --> 00:18:41.100
  • rare, unusual wisdom.
  • 00:18:41.100 --> 00:18:44.010
  • Godly wisdom builds the house
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  • in Jesus' name.
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  • And if you live your life in
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  • a wise way, it's amazing what
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  • doors it will open for you
  • 00:18:52.210 --> 00:18:54.210
  • in life, whether it's in your
  • 00:18:54.210 --> 00:18:56.170
  • workplace or whether it's in
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  • your dreams, and the things
  • 00:18:59.200 --> 00:19:01.240
  • that's God put in your life
  • 00:19:01.240 --> 00:19:03.110
  • when it comes to people.
  • 00:19:03.110 --> 00:19:04.160
  • God can open doors to amazing,
  • 00:19:04.160 --> 00:19:07.120
  • amazing, unique people if you
  • 00:19:07.120 --> 00:19:09.280
  • believe God for Godly wisdom,
  • 00:19:09.280 --> 00:19:12.180
  • unusual wisdom.
  • 00:19:12.180 --> 00:19:14.170
  • There's a lot of wise people but
  • 00:19:14.170 --> 00:19:16.070
  • we're talking about a wisdom
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  • that it can't be of you,
  • 00:19:17.190 --> 00:19:20.080
  • it can't be of you, the kind
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  • of wisdom that you just have
  • 00:19:22.060 --> 00:19:24.120
  • an instinct about things, you're
  • 00:19:24.120 --> 00:19:26.000
  • one step ahead of the game.
  • 00:19:26.000 --> 00:19:27.220
  • You're one step ahead because
  • 00:19:27.220 --> 00:19:29.050
  • it's not your own natural
  • 00:19:29.050 --> 00:19:30.200
  • wisdom, it's Godly wisdom.
  • 00:19:30.200 --> 00:19:32.100
  • You've got this intuitiveness
  • 00:19:32.290 --> 00:19:35.290
  • about you, you can sense things.
  • 00:19:35.290 --> 00:19:38.040
  • The Bible talks about two men in
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  • the building of the Tabernacle
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  • and their skills
  • 00:19:41.170 --> 00:19:42.290
  • were not normal.
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  • They weren't ordinary.
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  • They weren't usual.
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  • They were unusual.
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  • Their names were Bezalel
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  • and Oholiab and in Exodus 35,
  • 00:19:50.270 --> 00:19:53.270
  • verse 35, remember,
  • 00:19:53.270 --> 00:19:55.180
  • it's all about the building,
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  • the building of the Tabernacle.
  • 00:19:57.170 --> 00:20:00.140
  • And it says, "God has filled
  • 00:20:00.140 --> 00:20:02.050
  • them both with unusual skills."
  • 00:20:02.110 --> 00:20:05.110
  • Let's read it.
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  • It says, "God has filled them
  • 00:20:06.030 --> 00:20:07.060
  • both with unusual skills as
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  • jewelers, carpenters, embroidery
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  • designers in blue, purple, and
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  • scarlet on linen backgrounds,
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  • and as weavers-they excel in
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  • all the crafts we will be
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  • needing in the work."
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  • They were artisans.
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  • They were artisans.
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  • If you like, they
  • 00:20:24.260 --> 00:20:25.110
  • were the interior designers
  • 00:20:25.110 --> 00:20:27.110
  • for the Tabernacle.
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  • They were the people who were
  • 00:20:29.000 --> 00:20:30.160
  • putting all the finishing
  • 00:20:30.160 --> 00:20:32.080
  • touches on the house of God and
  • 00:20:32.120 --> 00:20:35.120
  • the Scripture talks about them
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  • as having unusual skill.
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  • I believe there are people here
  • 00:20:40.080 --> 00:20:41.240
  • and what God has put on
  • 00:20:41.240 --> 00:20:42.270
  • your life is unusual, gifted
  • 00:20:42.270 --> 00:20:45.200
  • communicators whose gift is not
  • 00:20:45.200 --> 00:20:47.280
  • usual, it's unusual, gifted
  • 00:20:47.280 --> 00:20:50.170
  • people in different walks
  • 00:20:50.170 --> 00:20:52.060
  • of life, gifted strategists,
  • 00:20:52.060 --> 00:20:54.170
  • and you have this
  • 00:20:54.170 --> 00:20:55.200
  • unusual skill on your life.
  • 00:20:55.200 --> 00:20:57.200
  • It's unusual because it's
  • 00:20:57.200 --> 00:20:59.190
  • from the Holy Spirit
  • 00:20:59.190 --> 00:21:00.250
  • and this is what I love here.
  • 00:21:00.250 --> 00:21:02.100
  • A couple of verses before it,
  • 00:21:02.100 --> 00:21:04.100
  • Exodus 35, verse 31 where
  • 00:21:04.100 --> 00:21:06.270
  • it's talking about one of these
  • 00:21:06.270 --> 00:21:09.090
  • artisans, one of these people
  • 00:21:09.090 --> 00:21:11.190
  • with unusual skills and it says
  • 00:21:11.190 --> 00:21:14.030
  • that God has filled him or he
  • 00:21:14.030 --> 00:21:16.020
  • has filled him with
  • 00:21:16.020 --> 00:21:17.240
  • the Spirit of God, in wisdom and
  • 00:21:17.240 --> 00:21:20.110
  • understanding, in knowledge and
  • 00:21:20.110 --> 00:21:22.030
  • in all manner of workmanship."
  • 00:21:23.020 --> 00:21:26.020
  • In other words,
  • 00:21:26.020 --> 00:21:26.270
  • it was Holy Spirit who had
  • 00:21:26.270 --> 00:21:28.230
  • gifted him with unusual skills.
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  • Do you know I really believe
  • 00:21:32.130 --> 00:21:35.130
  • that God can do something
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  • with what he's put in your hand
  • 00:21:36.250 --> 00:21:39.190
  • that is unusual.
  • 00:21:39.190 --> 00:21:41.150
  • Maybe you have unusual skills,
  • 00:21:41.150 --> 00:21:43.190
  • unusual in the sense not
  • 00:21:43.190 --> 00:21:45.090
  • that they're odd but that you're
  • 00:21:45.090 --> 00:21:47.090
  • just unusually gifted
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  • in certain areas of life.
  • 00:21:48.170 --> 00:21:50.290
  • And you know what else
  • 00:21:50.290 --> 00:21:52.050
  • is amazing about what God
  • 00:21:52.050 --> 00:21:53.180
  • can do with unusual?
  • 00:21:53.180 --> 00:21:55.180
  • He can do something unusual
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  • even when we have no skills.
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  • I believe God can do something
  • 00:22:01.250 --> 00:22:03.210
  • with you that is unusual and
  • 00:22:03.210 --> 00:22:06.060
  • when it's unusual it's because
  • 00:22:06.060 --> 00:22:07.250
  • the Holy Spirit is involved.
  • 00:22:07.250 --> 00:22:09.170
  • He's giving you that skill.
  • 00:22:09.170 --> 00:22:10.230
  • He's put that gift in your--
  • 00:22:10.230 --> 00:22:12.030
  • he's given you that thing
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  • and put it in your hand.
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  • It's unusual.
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  • Pastor Joseph Prince, one of my
  • 00:22:17.080 --> 00:22:18.220
  • great friends, talks about a guy
  • 00:22:18.220 --> 00:22:20.180
  • in his church who's an architect
  • 00:22:20.180 --> 00:22:22.230
  • and he was given a job which is
  • 00:22:22.230 --> 00:22:25.010
  • a very amazing job which related
  • 00:22:25.010 --> 00:22:27.190
  • to building a swimming pool
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  • in Singapore.
  • 00:22:29.000 --> 00:22:30.080
  • Anyone who knows it, I think
  • 00:22:30.080 --> 00:22:31.120
  • it's Marina Bay Sands where
  • 00:22:31.120 --> 00:22:33.060
  • they've built massive, luxury
  • 00:22:33.060 --> 00:22:35.090
  • hotel, casino, and all of that.
  • 00:22:35.090 --> 00:22:38.030
  • Well, then on the top
  • 00:22:38.030 --> 00:22:39.170
  • is a swimming pool.
  • 00:22:39.170 --> 00:22:40.280
  • It's a swimming pool
  • 00:22:40.280 --> 00:22:42.000
  • that is freakily unusual.
  • 00:22:43.070 --> 00:22:46.070
  • It's a swimming pool that goes
  • 00:22:46.070 --> 00:22:48.030
  • across three buildings and it's
  • 00:22:48.030 --> 00:22:50.030
  • a architectural masterpiece.
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  • Before he designed that,
  • 00:22:52.160 --> 00:22:53.280
  • it was impossible to do.
  • 00:22:53.280 --> 00:22:56.040
  • Well, you know, the architect
  • 00:22:56.040 --> 00:22:57.190
  • talks about how God
  • 00:22:57.190 --> 00:22:58.190
  • literally gave him the plan,
  • 00:22:58.190 --> 00:23:01.050
  • God gave him the strategy.
  • 00:23:01.050 --> 00:23:03.070
  • That is called unusual skills.
  • 00:23:03.070 --> 00:23:05.240
  • Imagine what God could do with
  • 00:23:05.240 --> 00:23:07.160
  • people here with the work of
  • 00:23:07.160 --> 00:23:09.090
  • your hands as we trust him
  • 00:23:09.090 --> 00:23:11.000
  • to do unusual things
  • 00:23:11.000 --> 00:23:13.020
  • with what he has given us,
  • 00:23:13.020 --> 00:23:15.250
  • what he has put in our hands.
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  • In Jesus' name,
  • 00:23:17.260 --> 00:23:19.230
  • let's believe him for it.
  • 00:23:19.230 --> 00:23:21.030
  • Let's hold on to what
  • 00:23:21.030 --> 00:23:22.230
  • God can do.
  • 00:23:22.230 --> 00:23:23.260
  • I believe God can give you
  • 00:23:23.260 --> 00:23:25.210
  • unusual understanding
  • 00:23:25.210 --> 00:23:27.200
  • and aptitude.
  • 00:23:27.200 --> 00:23:29.050
  • Listen to it, Daniel,
  • 00:23:29.050 --> 00:23:30.200
  • it's talking about Daniel
  • 00:23:30.200 --> 00:23:31.260
  • and those around him
  • 00:23:31.260 --> 00:23:33.260
  • and it says in Daniel 1:17,
  • 00:23:33.260 --> 00:23:35.190
  • "God gave these four young men
  • 00:23:35.190 --> 00:23:37.220
  • an unusual aptitude for
  • 00:23:37.220 --> 00:23:40.020
  • understanding every aspect
  • 00:23:40.020 --> 00:23:42.170
  • of literature and wisdom."
  • 00:23:42.170 --> 00:23:44.210
  • God gave them this unusual
  • 00:23:44.210 --> 00:23:46.250
  • aptitude, unusual aptitude
  • 00:23:47.060 --> 00:23:50.060
  • for understanding literature.
  • 00:23:50.060 --> 00:23:53.050
  • Literature is written works
  • 00:23:53.050 --> 00:23:56.040
  • and especially written works
  • 00:23:56.040 --> 00:23:57.100
  • that have artistic merit.
  • 00:23:57.100 --> 00:23:59.280
  • And so the Bible talks about
  • 00:23:59.280 --> 00:24:02.130
  • these four men who God
  • 00:24:02.130 --> 00:24:04.080
  • gave unusual aptitude.
  • 00:24:04.080 --> 00:24:06.160
  • When I think about written
  • 00:24:06.160 --> 00:24:07.240
  • works, I think of creative work.
  • 00:24:07.240 --> 00:24:09.200
  • I think of writing and I believe
  • 00:24:09.200 --> 00:24:11.070
  • there are people here in God,
  • 00:24:11.070 --> 00:24:12.200
  • he can do something usual.
  • 00:24:12.200 --> 00:24:14.150
  • He's given you an aptitude,
  • 00:24:14.150 --> 00:24:16.040
  • an unusual aptitude,
  • 00:24:16.040 --> 00:24:17.190
  • and understanding.
  • 00:24:17.190 --> 00:24:19.130
  • Just like he did for Daniel
  • 00:24:19.130 --> 00:24:20.250
  • and his friends for literature
  • 00:24:20.250 --> 00:24:22.020
  • and for wisdom,
  • 00:24:22.020 --> 00:24:23.240
  • I believe God can do for you.
  • 00:24:23.240 --> 00:24:25.190
  • About sometimes God has put
  • 00:24:25.190 --> 00:24:27.110
  • an aptitude in people's lives
  • 00:24:27.110 --> 00:24:28.270
  • which we shouldn't deny
  • 00:24:28.270 --> 00:24:30.210
  • and we shouldn't ignore,
  • 00:24:30.210 --> 00:24:32.110
  • but that we should trust him
  • 00:24:32.110 --> 00:24:33.260
  • to take a hold of and to use.
  • 00:24:33.260 --> 00:24:35.260
  • And I love the fact that
  • 00:24:35.260 --> 00:24:37.180
  • these men, these men of God,
  • 00:24:37.180 --> 00:24:40.010
  • they studied literature and
  • 00:24:40.010 --> 00:24:41.230
  • had an aptitude for literature.
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  • I want to encourage people
  • 00:24:44.050 --> 00:24:45.020
  • to study.
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  • I want to encourage young
  • 00:24:45.200 --> 00:24:46.190
  • people, go to university, be in
  • 00:24:46.190 --> 00:24:48.020
  • college, do something with
  • 00:24:48.020 --> 00:24:49.130
  • your life, decide that God will
  • 00:24:49.130 --> 00:24:51.000
  • give you an aptitude for it.
  • 00:24:51.000 --> 00:24:52.100
  • Decide that God will literally
  • 00:24:52.100 --> 00:24:54.100
  • prepare you in a way where
  • 00:24:54.100 --> 00:24:55.200
  • he can cause you to go to top of
  • 00:24:55.200 --> 00:24:57.070
  • the class and from that place
  • 00:24:57.070 --> 00:24:58.140
  • literally, you can fulfill
  • 00:24:58.140 --> 00:24:59.290
  • his purpose on your life
  • 00:24:59.290 --> 00:25:01.140
  • in a supernatural way.
  • 00:25:01.140 --> 00:25:02.250
  • We're gonna believe God that
  • 00:25:02.250 --> 00:25:04.110
  • he can do unusual things like
  • 00:25:04.110 --> 00:25:06.120
  • he did with Moses when Moses
  • 00:25:06.120 --> 00:25:08.240
  • was prepared to break the rules
  • 00:25:08.240 --> 00:25:10.090
  • but out of breaking the rules,
  • 00:25:10.090 --> 00:25:11.190
  • God did something unusual.
  • 00:25:11.190 --> 00:25:13.080
  • We're gonna believe, like
  • 00:25:13.080 --> 00:25:14.130
  • Joseph, for unusual wisdom.
  • 00:25:14.130 --> 00:25:16.080
  • We're gonna believe like those
  • 00:25:16.080 --> 00:25:18.040
  • artisans that God can give you
  • 00:25:18.040 --> 00:25:19.280
  • unusual skills.
  • 00:25:19.280 --> 00:25:21.080
  • We're gonna believe,
  • 00:25:21.080 --> 00:25:22.100
  • in Jesus' name, that he will
  • 00:25:22.100 --> 00:25:23.180
  • give you an unusual aptitude,
  • 00:25:23.180 --> 00:25:25.240
  • and understanding, and wisdom
  • 00:25:25.240 --> 00:25:27.220
  • when it comes to study.
  • 00:25:27.220 --> 00:25:29.070
  • - Brian: Well, I pray you
  • 00:25:33.220 --> 00:25:34.220
  • receive this message
  • 00:25:34.220 --> 00:25:36.020
  • and that you really believe
  • 00:25:36.020 --> 00:25:37.170
  • God for the unusual.
  • 00:25:37.170 --> 00:25:39.050
  • Unusual is what God wants to do.
  • 00:25:39.050 --> 00:25:41.250
  • There's so much that's unusual
  • 00:25:41.250 --> 00:25:43.250
  • about God, the whole creation
  • 00:25:43.250 --> 00:25:45.120
  • story through to the redemption
  • 00:25:45.120 --> 00:25:47.020
  • story of Jesus all the way
  • 00:25:47.020 --> 00:25:48.230
  • through to the prophecies of
  • 00:25:48.230 --> 00:25:50.240
  • a soon-coming King and eternity.
  • 00:25:50.240 --> 00:25:53.130
  • God works in the unusual and
  • 00:25:53.130 --> 00:25:55.230
  • I believe in your life he wants
  • 00:25:55.230 --> 00:25:57.090
  • to bless you with the unusual.
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  • Have a great week.
  • 00:25:59.240 --> 00:26:00.160
  • That saved a wretch like me
  • 00:26:03.200 --> 00:26:06.200
  • Whoa-oh, I once was lost
  • 00:26:08.140 --> 00:26:11.140
  • But now I am found
  • 00:26:11.220 --> 00:26:14.220
  • Was blind but now I see
  • 00:26:17.100 --> 00:26:20.100
  • Oh I can see you now
  • 00:26:24.050 --> 00:26:27.050
  • Oh I can see the love
  • 00:26:27.110 --> 00:26:30.110
  • in Your eyes
  • 00:26:31.050 --> 00:26:34.050
  • Laying yourself down
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  • Raising up the broken
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  • - Taya Smith: Come on, church.
  • 00:27:00.190 --> 00:27:02.010
  • You take our failure
  • 00:27:02.120 --> 00:27:05.120
  • You take our weakness
  • 00:27:05.200 --> 00:27:08.200
  • You set Your treasure
  • 00:27:09.010 --> 00:27:12.010
  • In jars of clay
  • 00:27:12.170 --> 00:27:15.170
  • So take this heart, Lord
  • 00:27:15.290 --> 00:27:18.290
  • I'll be Your vessel
  • 00:27:19.190 --> 00:27:22.190
  • The world to see
  • 00:27:22.240 --> 00:27:25.240
  • Your love in me, oh
  • 00:27:27.100 --> 00:27:30.100
  • Amazing grace
  • 00:27:30.140 --> 00:27:33.140
  • How sweet the sound
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  • That saved a wretch
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  • like me
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  • Whoa-oh, I once was lost
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  • But now I'm found
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  • Was blind but now I see
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  • Oh I can see you now
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  • Oh I can see the love
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  • in Your eyes
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  • Laying yourself down
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  • Raising up the broken
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