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Kings and Queens Part 2

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  • - Brian Houston: "Kings
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  • & Queens," Proverbs 11:11.
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  • Series about
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  • "Influence and Influencers."
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  • It's talking to you.
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  • Proverbs 11, verse 11,
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  • "The good influence
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  • of godly citizens
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  • causes a city to prosper,
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  • but the moral decay of
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  • the wicked drives it downhill."
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  • Everyone in this room, everyone,
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  • everywhere else you're watching,
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  • has an influence.
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  • What is the influence of
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  • your life?
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  • What's the influence on your
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  • friends?
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  • What's your influence on the
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  • people in your world?
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  • What's your influence on the
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  • people that you speak to?
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  • Everyone has influence.
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  • You're having influence right
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  • now.
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  • But is it a good influence?
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  • Is it a negative influence?
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  • Not all influence is
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  • good influence.
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  • The Bible talks about
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  • bad company.
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  • It's 1 Corinthians 15, verse 33.
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  • It says, "Bad company
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  • corrupts good habits."
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  • Who are your friends?
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  • What kind of influence are they
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  • having on you?
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  • Maybe you're a gossip, you're
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  • negative, you backbite, you talk
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  • behind people's back, you speak
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  • cynicism.
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  • Hey, you're having an influence.
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  • It's not a great influence, not
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  • one you should be proud of, no
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  • matter how justified you feel it
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  • may be.
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  • What influence are you having?
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  • Some people, they drive and they
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  • get caught under the influence.
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  • Not good influence.
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  • It's not gonna do you any good.
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  • It might put you on the front
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  • page of the paper if you're
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  • happy with that.
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  • Might cost you a lot of money,
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  • especially if you're a sports
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  • person.
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  • But it's not good influence, is
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  • it?
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  • Not all influence is good
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  • influence.
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  • Bad company corrupts good
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  • habits.
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  • But we're all having an
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  • influence and the will of God is
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  • for you to be influential.
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  • Everyone who's listening to me,
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  • it's the will of God for you to
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  • be influential, to live a life
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  • where you become an influencer.
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  • Do you know why I preach about
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  • influence?
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  • Do you know why I preach about
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  • making a difference?
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  • Do you know why I'm always
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  • trying to encourage you to look
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  • beyond yourself, to rise beyond,
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  • to live aspirational, to
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  • understand that God can put you
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  • on a seat at a table you never
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  • dreamed that you would be
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  • invited to, that you can be a
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  • king or a queen in whatever
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  • sphere of life God's called you
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  • to?
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  • Do you realize that when I say
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  • these things I'm speaking to
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  • you?
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  • Hey, I wanna talk about Aaron,
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  • my nephew.
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  • You see, he went to high school
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  • in New Zealand.
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  • He dropped out of school and
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  • went to work in a factory like
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  • his father did and like his
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  • father's father did.
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  • That, at that time, looked like
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  • it was his future.
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  • It looked like what he had
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  • settled for.
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  • But as life went on a little
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  • bit, he actually married a girl
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  • who was the daughter of a Qantas
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  • pilot who lives nearby here.
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  • Well, he decided he wanted to
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  • become a pilot.
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  • Around that time, my sister had
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  • a terrible car accident where
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  • someone just took her out.
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  • She was very badly injured.
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  • She suffered from those injuries
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  • for many, many years and she got
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  • a compensation.
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  • Used much of her compensation to
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  • put Aaron through flying school.
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  • He did his flying school,
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  • qualified to fly little Cessna
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  • planes but he had a much bigger
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  • vision.
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  • He decided he wanted to fly
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  • passenger jets and so he applied
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  • himself.
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  • From there, he got his hours up,
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  • got his hours up, got his hours
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  • up, and got a job flying small
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  • regional planes in Queensland.
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  • And from there, he just kept on
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  • working at it and he got a job
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  • flying cargo planes up and down
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  • the East Coast of Australia.
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  • He kept on at it, kept on at it,
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  • and today he flies A380s
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  • around the world.
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  • He is somebody who didn't
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  • settle, who realized God could
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  • take someone with small arms and
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  • today he flies the queen
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  • of the skies.
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  • That's what I think is powerful.
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  • That's what I think you should
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  • decide: no one has to settle for
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  • a life that's less than what
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  • God's called you to.
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  • He's called you to influence.
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  • Maybe you're in a circumstance
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  • right now that doesn't give you
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  • the opportunity and you feel so
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  • frustrated.
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  • Maybe your husband, your
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  • partner, he's not walking with
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  • you in faith and so there's
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  • limitations on you.
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  • But don't underestimate how God
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  • can take you, no matter what
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  • your circumstances, and use you
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  • to make a much bigger
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  • difference.
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  • Don't underestimate what God can
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  • do in your life.
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  • So the apostle Paul.
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  • He was an influencer from the
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  • very day he got saved.
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  • Before he was saved, he was an
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  • influencer.
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  • He hated Christians.
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  • He worked against them.
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  • He plotted against them.
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  • He saw them into prison, was in
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  • hearty agreement with them
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  • dying.
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  • That's with the Paul that was
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  • Saul before he had a radical
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  • conversion to Jesus and, at that
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  • conversion, the Lord gave a man
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  • called Ananias, a believer, a
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  • vision to go and to reach out to
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  • Paul.
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  • Ananias didn't want to go.
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  • But listen, the Lord said to
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  • Ananias, "Go, for he is a chosen
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  • vessel of Mine to bear My name
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  • before Gentiles, kings,
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  • and the children of Israel."
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  • Well, as I said this morning,
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  • Gentiles and the children
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  • of Israel are people groups,
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  • but kings, that's
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  • a different group altogether.
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  • It's talking about influencers.
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  • And I believe God has called you
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  • to be a king, to be a queen,
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  • in whatever walk of life.
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  • You see, maybe you said,
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  • "Well, I just mow lawns."
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  • Why don't you decide
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  • you're going to be a lawn
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  • mower--not a lawnmower.
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  • Somebody who mows lawns on a
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  • lawnmower or pushing a
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  • lawnmower, that actually, every
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  • opportunity you get starts to
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  • live a life influencing other
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  • people with your faith and via
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  • your commitment to doing a great
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  • job.
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  • Why don't you decide?
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  • You don't have to be some big
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  • deal to live a life of influence
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  • but it's incredible how God can
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  • take small people and do big
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  • things with them, and that's
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  • really what I'm saying to you.
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  • And you really can.
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  • So Paul was an influencer who
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  • influenced kings.
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  • We had a girl.
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  • She may still be there in
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  • Hillsong London.
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  • I think she was Canadian.
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  • And she was actually on the
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  • Queen's personal staff in
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  • Buckingham Palace.
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  • In other words, she was in
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  • conversation distance with the
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  • Queen.
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  • Well, you know something?
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  • Here's somebody who's in the
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  • actual palace of a queen and
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  • who's full of faith, who's a
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  • believer.
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  • We used to have our Colour
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  • Conferences in London before we
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  • outgrew it in the Royal Albert
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  • Hall.
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  • Now, the Royal Albert Hall is an
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  • iconic historic concert hall.
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  • It's an amazing place.
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  • It's got so much history to it,
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  • and it's right across the road
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  • from Kensington Gardens.
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  • Well, there's a royal box there.
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  • No one can sit there.
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  • The only way you can be in that
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  • royal box is if you are
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  • connected to the royals.
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  • In actual fact, the Royal Albert
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  • Hall, it belongs to royalty.
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  • And so, this is not just some
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  • ordinary hall.
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  • We were having Colour.
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  • We packed it out.
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  • But no one could sit in the
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  • royal box unless they had
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  • connection to the royals.
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  • And there were people in that
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  • box every session of that Colour
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  • Conference.
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  • Praise God for it, because I
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  • believe it's the will of God for
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  • us to reach kings naturally
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  • speaking, and for us to reach
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  • kings and queens when it comes
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  • to work limits and other spheres
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  • of life and so praise God
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  • for it.
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  • Who knows who they were?
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  • All I know is to be there, they
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  • had to have, literally, some
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  • [m
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  • [mus
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  • [music
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  • - Brian: You can be the beacon.
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  • You can be the light
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  • on the hill.
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  • You can be the king or the queen
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  • that God can rise up that
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  • makes a massive difference to
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  • - Brian: Brisbane, as you know,
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  • had a huge flood.
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  • The Brisbane River flooded again
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  • just about 5 years or so, again.
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  • Our church was very involved in
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  • helping victims and making a
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  • difference and, because of that,
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  • Prince William and Princess Kate
  • 00:08:36.150 --> 00:08:39.030
  • came to Brisbane and they came
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  • to Brisbane and, basically,
  • 00:08:41.100 --> 00:08:43.120
  • invited all of those who had
  • 00:08:43.120 --> 00:08:45.060
  • helped the victims of the flood
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  • to a special reception.
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  • Prince William and Princess
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  • Kate, so in Brisbane, Steve and
  • 00:08:49.260 --> 00:08:52.010
  • Joyce Dixon, who oversee all of
  • 00:08:52.010 --> 00:08:53.180
  • our Queensland campuses, they
  • 00:08:53.190 --> 00:08:56.190
  • were invited to go.
  • 00:08:56.190 --> 00:08:58.060
  • And so, afterwards--and they're
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  • English so this would have made
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  • their day.
  • 00:09:00.230 --> 00:09:01.170
  • Afterwards, they had the
  • 00:09:01.170 --> 00:09:02.240
  • opportunity to meet Prince
  • 00:09:02.240 --> 00:09:04.150
  • William and Princess Kate.
  • 00:09:04.150 --> 00:09:06.150
  • Prince William asked them,
  • 00:09:06.150 --> 00:09:07.290
  • "What does one do?"
  • 00:09:07.290 --> 00:09:09.160
  • And so Steve says--true story.
  • 00:09:10.170 --> 00:09:13.170
  • Steve says, "We're pastors
  • 00:09:13.170 --> 00:09:16.010
  • in a church called Hillsong."
  • 00:09:16.010 --> 00:09:17.180
  • He said, "Oh, yes,
  • 00:09:17.180 --> 00:09:18.080
  • I know of Hillsong Church."
  • 00:09:18.080 --> 00:09:20.040
  • You see, the reason is
  • 00:09:20.040 --> 00:09:20.290
  • in London some of his friends,
  • 00:09:20.290 --> 00:09:22.100
  • particularly when he was single,
  • 00:09:22.100 --> 00:09:23.230
  • they would come along
  • 00:09:23.230 --> 00:09:24.190
  • to services at Hillsong Church.
  • 00:09:24.190 --> 00:09:26.290
  • I'm not trying to big-note
  • 00:09:26.290 --> 00:09:27.290
  • Hillsong Church.
  • 00:09:27.290 --> 00:09:28.270
  • I'm trying to tell you that we
  • 00:09:28.270 --> 00:09:30.130
  • were never called to be a church
  • 00:09:30.130 --> 00:09:32.110
  • that didn't reach into palaces
  • 00:09:32.110 --> 00:09:34.040
  • and prisons.
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  • Into our own backyard and beyond
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  • our backyard, to our neighbors
  • 00:09:38.110 --> 00:09:40.000
  • and those who could
  • 00:09:40.000 --> 00:09:41.070
  • be our neighbors.
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  • To those who agree with us
  • 00:09:42.050 --> 00:09:44.030
  • and those who disagree with us.
  • 00:09:44.030 --> 00:09:46.120
  • To those perhaps
  • 00:09:46.120 --> 00:09:47.140
  • who are in palaces or
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  • those who are in prisons.
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  • All I know is you were never
  • 00:09:50.240 --> 00:09:52.090
  • saved just for heaven.
  • 00:09:52.090 --> 00:09:53.200
  • You were saved to make
  • 00:09:53.200 --> 00:09:55.140
  • an eternal difference
  • 00:09:55.140 --> 00:09:57.000
  • in Jesus' name.
  • 00:09:57.000 --> 00:09:58.160
  • Thank God for it and so Paul,
  • 00:09:58.160 --> 00:10:01.160
  • he reached not only Gentiles
  • 00:10:01.160 --> 00:10:04.000
  • who today we can talk about
  • 00:10:04.000 --> 00:10:05.160
  • the unchurched, or Jews and
  • 00:10:05.160 --> 00:10:07.050
  • today we can talk about the
  • 00:10:07.050 --> 00:10:08.150
  • people of God, but also kings.
  • 00:10:08.150 --> 00:10:11.010
  • And I don't think anything's
  • 00:10:11.010 --> 00:10:12.080
  • changed.
  • 00:10:12.080 --> 00:10:12.280
  • I believe God has called us to
  • 00:10:12.280 --> 00:10:14.230
  • reach the influencers and one of
  • 00:10:14.230 --> 00:10:16.230
  • the greatest ways you can do
  • 00:10:16.230 --> 00:10:18.040
  • that is to rise up and live
  • 00:10:18.040 --> 00:10:20.030
  • a life of influence.
  • 00:10:20.030 --> 00:10:21.180
  • Thank God for it.
  • 00:10:21.180 --> 00:10:23.040
  • I just think it's so powerful.
  • 00:10:23.040 --> 00:10:25.030
  • Well, listen to this.
  • 00:10:25.030 --> 00:10:25.230
  • Acts 17, verse 11 and 12.
  • 00:10:25.260 --> 00:10:28.260
  • Acts 17 is where the followers
  • 00:10:28.260 --> 00:10:31.150
  • of Christ, Paul and the others,
  • 00:10:31.150 --> 00:10:33.240
  • were accused of turning
  • 00:10:33.240 --> 00:10:35.010
  • the world upside down.
  • 00:10:35.010 --> 00:10:36.200
  • What an incredible accusation
  • 00:10:36.200 --> 00:10:39.070
  • that is.
  • 00:10:39.070 --> 00:10:39.270
  • These men who are turning their
  • 00:10:39.270 --> 00:10:41.280
  • world upside down come here
  • 00:10:41.280 --> 00:10:44.020
  • to us too.
  • 00:10:44.020 --> 00:10:45.090
  • But look at this, Acts 17,
  • 00:10:45.090 --> 00:10:47.000
  • verse 11, verse 12:
  • 00:10:47.000 --> 00:10:49.130
  • "The Jews received
  • 00:10:49.130 --> 00:10:50.080
  • Paul's message with enthusiasm
  • 00:10:50.080 --> 00:10:52.130
  • and met with him daily,
  • 00:10:52.130 --> 00:10:54.060
  • examining the Scriptures to see
  • 00:10:54.060 --> 00:10:55.230
  • if they supported what he said."
  • 00:10:55.230 --> 00:10:57.060
  • In other words, they were going
  • 00:10:57.060 --> 00:10:58.100
  • to the Scriptures to check out
  • 00:10:58.100 --> 00:11:00.060
  • the--whether what Paul
  • 00:11:00.060 --> 00:11:01.080
  • was saying was right.
  • 00:11:01.080 --> 00:11:03.050
  • "A lot of them became believers,
  • 00:11:03.050 --> 00:11:05.060
  • including many Greeks who were
  • 00:11:05.060 --> 00:11:07.060
  • prominent in the community,
  • 00:11:07.060 --> 00:11:09.250
  • men and women of influence,"
  • 00:11:09.250 --> 00:11:12.160
  • the Bible says.
  • 00:11:12.160 --> 00:11:13.230
  • "Men and women of influence."
  • 00:11:15.020 --> 00:11:18.020
  • You know, Paul--Philippians 4,
  • 00:11:18.020 --> 00:11:20.120
  • verse 21, the Bible says: "Greet
  • 00:11:20.120 --> 00:11:22.220
  • every saint in Christ Jesus."
  • 00:11:22.220 --> 00:11:24.050
  • Paul's speaking to
  • 00:11:24.050 --> 00:11:24.260
  • the Philippian.
  • 00:11:24.260 --> 00:11:25.170
  • "Greet every saint
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  • in Christ Jesus.
  • 00:11:26.180 --> 00:11:27.280
  • The brethren who are
  • 00:11:27.280 --> 00:11:29.160
  • with me greet you.
  • 00:11:29.160 --> 00:11:30.220
  • All the saints greet you,
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  • but especially those who are
  • 00:11:32.160 --> 00:11:34.080
  • of Caesar's household."
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  • The Roman Caesar, the Roman
  • 00:11:36.070 --> 00:11:38.200
  • king, and he reached all the way
  • 00:11:38.200 --> 00:11:40.250
  • into the king's palace in Rome.
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  • The believers of Caesar's
  • 00:11:44.080 --> 00:11:46.290
  • household greet you.
  • 00:11:46.290 --> 00:11:49.060
  • That's why we should never
  • 00:11:49.060 --> 00:11:50.020
  • underestimate where the
  • 00:11:50.020 --> 00:11:51.130
  • influence of the gospel
  • 00:11:51.130 --> 00:11:52.170
  • of Jesus Christ
  • 00:11:52.170 --> 00:11:53.140
  • can go when we're open and
  • 00:11:53.140 --> 00:11:55.080
  • available for God to use us
  • 00:11:55.080 --> 00:11:57.170
  • in the same way as he used
  • 00:11:57.170 --> 00:11:59.020
  • the apostle Paul.
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  • Are you with me here?
  • 00:12:00.100 --> 00:12:01.010
  • But it didn't start with Paul.
  • 00:12:01.010 --> 00:12:03.010
  • It goes all the way back
  • 00:12:03.010 --> 00:12:04.130
  • to the covenant with Abraham
  • 00:12:04.130 --> 00:12:06.280
  • that God would bless him
  • 00:12:06.280 --> 00:12:08.110
  • and make his name great
  • 00:12:08.110 --> 00:12:09.280
  • and cause him to be a blessing.
  • 00:12:09.280 --> 00:12:12.140
  • And in Genesis 17, verse 6, it
  • 00:12:12.140 --> 00:12:15.070
  • says there: "I will make you
  • 00:12:15.070 --> 00:12:16.280
  • exceedingly fruitful, and I will
  • 00:12:16.280 --> 00:12:18.260
  • make nations of you, and kings
  • 00:12:18.260 --> 00:12:21.180
  • shall come from you."
  • 00:12:21.180 --> 00:12:23.260
  • I love that, that kings shall
  • 00:12:23.260 --> 00:12:25.110
  • come from you.
  • 00:12:25.110 --> 00:12:26.140
  • As a pastor, as a church leader,
  • 00:12:26.140 --> 00:12:28.260
  • my prayer is that from our
  • 00:12:28.260 --> 00:12:31.130
  • church kings will come from us.
  • 00:12:31.130 --> 00:12:34.040
  • In other words, people will be
  • 00:12:34.040 --> 00:12:35.060
  • born again, they'll get filled
  • 00:12:35.060 --> 00:12:36.210
  • with the Spirit of God, they'll
  • 00:12:36.210 --> 00:12:38.050
  • be stretched, they'll grow,
  • 00:12:38.050 --> 00:12:39.220
  • they'll live their life with a
  • 00:12:39.220 --> 00:12:41.020
  • commitment to serving Jesus
  • 00:12:41.020 --> 00:12:42.240
  • Christ and take every
  • 00:12:42.240 --> 00:12:43.240
  • opportunity God gives them,
  • 00:12:43.240 --> 00:12:45.050
  • starting with the opportunity
  • 00:12:45.050 --> 00:12:46.180
  • that's in front of them right
  • 00:12:46.180 --> 00:12:48.060
  • now.
  • 00:12:48.060 --> 00:12:48.260
  • That's what my prayer is.
  • 00:12:48.260 --> 00:12:50.110
  • I pray that kings in the
  • 00:12:50.110 --> 00:12:52.150
  • government, kings in education,
  • 00:12:52.150 --> 00:12:54.280
  • kings, when it comes to the art
  • 00:12:54.280 --> 00:12:56.240
  • world, when it comes to sport
  • 00:12:56.240 --> 00:12:58.180
  • and entertainment, when it comes
  • 00:12:58.180 --> 00:13:00.120
  • to the media and to business and
  • 00:13:00.120 --> 00:13:02.180
  • the church and the family, that
  • 00:13:02.180 --> 00:13:04.230
  • kings and queens, influencers,
  • 00:13:04.230 --> 00:13:06.150
  • will rise up and make
  • 00:13:06.150 --> 00:13:08.220
  • a big difference.
  • 00:13:08.220 --> 00:13:10.240
  • Hah.
  • 00:13:10.240 --> 00:13:12.180
  • "Prominent in the community,
  • 00:13:12.180 --> 00:13:14.100
  • women and men," in that order
  • 00:13:14.100 --> 00:13:17.010
  • here, "of influence."
  • 00:13:17.010 --> 00:13:19.100
  • Powerful.
  • 00:13:19.100 --> 00:13:20.140
  • Well, Abram,
  • 00:13:20.140 --> 00:13:22.230
  • kings shall come from him.
  • 00:13:22.230 --> 00:13:24.120
  • Sarah, his wife, Genesis 17,
  • 00:13:24.120 --> 00:13:27.120
  • verse 16: "I will bless her
  • 00:13:27.120 --> 00:13:29.230
  • also, give you a son by her;
  • 00:13:29.230 --> 00:13:32.060
  • then I will bless her, and she
  • 00:13:32.060 --> 00:13:34.100
  • shall be a mother of nations;
  • 00:13:34.100 --> 00:13:36.190
  • kings of people
  • 00:13:36.190 --> 00:13:38.260
  • shall be from her."
  • 00:13:38.260 --> 00:13:40.130
  • Kings of people.
  • 00:13:40.130 --> 00:13:42.090
  • Anyone with me here and
  • 00:13:42.090 --> 00:13:43.050
  • believing from our church, or
  • 00:13:43.050 --> 00:13:44.160
  • for your church, if you're
  • 00:13:44.160 --> 00:13:45.180
  • watching on the television,
  • 00:13:45.180 --> 00:13:46.250
  • for kings and queens to come
  • 00:13:46.250 --> 00:13:49.070
  • from within our own midst?
  • 00:13:49.070 --> 00:13:51.000
  • Can you believe for that,
  • 00:13:51.000 --> 00:13:51.280
  • my friend?
  • 00:13:51.280 --> 00:13:52.230
  • Do you even care about--could
  • 00:13:52.230 --> 00:13:54.050
  • you believe that for your life?
  • 00:13:54.050 --> 00:13:55.270
  • That you won't just be a
  • 00:13:55.270 --> 00:13:56.250
  • businessman, that God'll put you
  • 00:13:56.250 --> 00:13:58.210
  • in a place as a gatekeeper in
  • 00:13:58.210 --> 00:14:01.180
  • business where you truly can
  • 00:14:01.180 --> 00:14:03.250
  • live your life with massive
  • 00:14:03.250 --> 00:14:05.160
  • influence, making a difference.
  • 00:14:05.160 --> 00:14:07.050
  • As a businessperson, could you
  • 00:14:07.050 --> 00:14:08.250
  • see yourself as a mentor where,
  • 00:14:08.250 --> 00:14:11.040
  • literally, you raise up kings
  • 00:14:11.040 --> 00:14:13.120
  • and queens in the business
  • 00:14:13.120 --> 00:14:14.210
  • world who come from you?
  • 00:14:14.210 --> 00:14:16.090
  • People who come from you
  • 00:14:16.090 --> 00:14:18.010
  • and from your input.
  • 00:14:18.010 --> 00:14:19.140
  • To me, if that's not what
  • 00:14:19.140 --> 00:14:20.230
  • it's all about, I don't
  • 00:14:20.230 --> 00:14:22.020
  • know what it's all about.
  • 00:14:22.020 --> 00:14:23.130
  • There's got to be more to
  • 00:14:23.130 --> 00:14:24.120
  • it than just making money.
  • 00:14:24.120 --> 00:14:25.220
  • Making a difference in people's
  • 00:14:25.220 --> 00:14:27.140
  • lives is why believers
  • 00:14:27.140 --> 00:14:28.280
  • do what they do.
  • 00:14:28.280 --> 00:14:29.260
  • Making a difference in the world
  • 00:14:29.290 --> 00:14:32.290
  • around and about us.
  • 00:14:32.290 --> 00:14:35.010
  • That's what believers do, amen.
  • 00:14:35.010 --> 00:14:37.180
  • Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Genesis
  • 00:14:37.180 --> 00:14:39.210
  • 35, verse 11: "Also God said
  • 00:14:39.210 --> 00:14:42.200
  • to Jacob: 'I am God Almighty.
  • 00:14:42.200 --> 00:14:45.020
  • Be fruitful and multiply;
  • 00:14:45.020 --> 00:14:46.290
  • a nation and a company of
  • 00:14:46.290 --> 00:14:48.120
  • nations shall proceed from you,
  • 00:14:48.120 --> 00:14:50.120
  • and kings shall come from
  • 00:14:50.120 --> 00:14:52.110
  • your body.'"
  • 00:14:52.110 --> 00:14:53.270
  • "Kings shall come from
  • 00:14:54.010 --> 00:14:57.010
  • your body."
  • 00:14:57.010 --> 00:14:58.190
  • What about the little humans
  • 00:14:58.190 --> 00:14:59.240
  • that have come from your body?
  • 00:14:59.240 --> 00:15:02.100
  • Can you believe for them to be
  • 00:15:02.100 --> 00:15:03.110
  • kings in life, to rule and
  • 00:15:03.190 --> 00:15:06.190
  • reign?
  • 00:15:06.190 --> 00:15:07.220
  • Can you believe for them to
  • 00:15:07.220 --> 00:15:09.000
  • become princesses, to become
  • 00:15:09.000 --> 00:15:10.140
  • queens?
  • 00:15:10.140 --> 00:15:11.100
  • I don't just mean
  • 00:15:11.100 --> 00:15:12.060
  • fairytale-style princesses.
  • 00:15:12.060 --> 00:15:14.050
  • I'm talking about people who
  • 00:15:14.050 --> 00:15:15.230
  • rise up, maybe some in areas of
  • 00:15:15.230 --> 00:15:18.170
  • life that we could never have
  • 00:15:18.170 --> 00:15:19.220
  • imagined.
  • 00:15:19.220 --> 00:15:20.150
  • Can you believe for what comes
  • 00:15:20.150 --> 00:15:22.020
  • from your body, for God to use
  • 00:15:22.020 --> 00:15:24.030
  • them like that?
  • 00:15:24.030 --> 00:15:24.290
  • As parents, if we don't have
  • 00:15:24.290 --> 00:15:26.060
  • that faith for our children,
  • 00:15:26.060 --> 00:15:27.190
  • whoever is going to have it?
  • 00:15:27.190 --> 00:15:29.080
  • You know something, I--if we as
  • 00:15:29.080 --> 00:15:30.170
  • Christians, as followers of
  • 00:15:30.170 --> 00:15:32.110
  • Jesus Christ, don't put hope and
  • 00:15:32.110 --> 00:15:34.200
  • expectation into people, I don't
  • 00:15:34.200 --> 00:15:36.120
  • know who will.
  • 00:15:36.120 --> 00:15:37.120
  • There's a world out there that's
  • 00:15:37.120 --> 00:15:38.230
  • beating it out of them.
  • 00:15:38.230 --> 00:15:39.220
  • There's a world out there,
  • 00:15:39.220 --> 00:15:40.240
  • literally, that is beating it
  • 00:15:40.240 --> 00:15:43.040
  • out of them.
  • 00:15:43.040 --> 00:15:44.040
  • Joseph, he influenced Pharaoh's
  • 00:15:44.040 --> 00:15:46.030
  • house in a way that gave him
  • 00:15:46.030 --> 00:15:47.220
  • opportunity to rise up to the
  • 00:15:47.220 --> 00:15:49.170
  • prime ministership of Egypt.
  • 00:15:49.180 --> 00:15:52.180
  • Esther, she was just an orphan
  • 00:15:52.180 --> 00:15:54.140
  • girl, an orphan girl who
  • 00:15:54.140 --> 00:15:56.160
  • courageously influenced the king
  • 00:15:56.160 --> 00:15:58.290
  • of the Medo-Persian Empire.
  • 00:15:58.290 --> 00:16:01.140
  • Persian Empire which reached
  • 00:16:01.140 --> 00:16:04.090
  • then all the way from India to
  • 00:16:04.090 --> 00:16:06.090
  • Ethiopia, and her influence on
  • 00:16:06.090 --> 00:16:08.150
  • the king avoided a Jewish
  • 00:16:08.150 --> 00:16:11.110
  • genocide, the genocide of Jews
  • 00:16:11.110 --> 00:16:13.250
  • in her time, which would have
  • 00:16:13.250 --> 00:16:15.150
  • destroyed a multitude of people.
  • 00:16:15.190 --> 00:16:18.190
  • And she's just a little orphan
  • 00:16:18.190 --> 00:16:20.060
  • girl.
  • 00:16:20.060 --> 00:16:20.260
  • Hey, what about Daniel whose
  • 00:16:20.260 --> 00:16:23.020
  • excellent spirit allowed him to
  • 00:16:23.080 --> 00:16:26.080
  • influence King Nebuchadnezzar of
  • 00:16:26.080 --> 00:16:28.120
  • Babylon.
  • 00:16:28.120 --> 00:16:29.080
  • Babylon, a mix of paganism and
  • 00:16:29.080 --> 00:16:31.120
  • secularism.
  • 00:16:31.120 --> 00:16:32.190
  • There was no God-life there in
  • 00:16:32.190 --> 00:16:35.000
  • Babylon until young Daniel and
  • 00:16:35.000 --> 00:16:37.230
  • his friends came along and
  • 00:16:37.230 --> 00:16:39.180
  • Daniel, because of his spirit,
  • 00:16:39.180 --> 00:16:41.190
  • he got a chance to influence a
  • 00:16:41.190 --> 00:16:42.270
  • king, and therefore influence a
  • 00:16:42.270 --> 00:16:44.250
  • secular world, a pagan world, as
  • 00:16:44.250 --> 00:16:47.080
  • a man of faith, as a man who
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  • could make a difference.
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  • And there are people here, you
  • 00:16:50.070 --> 00:16:51.150
  • were called to serve God maybe
  • 00:16:51.150 --> 00:16:53.100
  • from the church but maybe in a
  • 00:16:53.100 --> 00:16:55.020
  • secular world, in a pagan world.
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  • Maybe in a world where people
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  • have no faith in God, but you
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  • can be the beacon.
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  • You can be the light at the
  • 00:17:01.190 --> 00:17:03.060
  • helm.
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  • You can be the king or the queen
  • 00:17:03.260 --> 00:17:05.060
  • that God can rise up that makes
  • 00:17:05.060 --> 00:17:07.070
  • a massive difference to the
  • 00:17:07.070 --> 00:17:09.280
  • world around and about you.
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  • world around and about you.
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  • [m
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  • [mus
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  • [music
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  • - Brian: You may feel
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  • a lightweight.
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  • When you speak, you may feel
  • 00:17:19.220 --> 00:17:20.220
  • like your words are light.
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  • Just live a life where you
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  • become a king or queen in
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  • whatever sphere in life you're
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  • called to and watch how God
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  • - Brian: We've just been
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  • at Israel and the last of our
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  • worship nights was in Caesarea.
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  • Caesarea is a port city.
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  • Because it was a port city,
  • 00:17:40.240 --> 00:17:41.290
  • there were people then from all
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  • walks of life, people who were
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  • from all around the world.
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  • Well, listen to this, not only
  • 00:17:49.010 --> 00:17:51.070
  • was it that, but then, in those
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  • days, not a whole lot there now,
  • 00:17:52.190 --> 00:17:54.250
  • except for the big old Coliseum
  • 00:17:54.250 --> 00:17:57.140
  • that we were worshiping in.
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  • But I'll tell you right then,
  • 00:17:58.190 --> 00:18:00.150
  • then it was the head or the
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  • center of both civilian life and
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  • military life.
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  • It was, literally, the capital
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  • of then what was Palestine, a
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  • Roman province, which
  • 00:18:10.080 --> 00:18:12.030
  • encompassed all of Israel as we
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  • know it now, and beyond there.
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  • So it was a significant place.
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  • Pontius Pilate, as the governor,
  • 00:18:17.050 --> 00:18:19.100
  • the Roman governor, that's where
  • 00:18:19.100 --> 00:18:20.200
  • he lived, in Caesarea.
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  • He lived right there in that
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  • port city.
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  • Philip the evangelist, the one
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  • who was able to lead an
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  • Ethiopian eunuch to Christ,
  • 00:18:28.210 --> 00:18:31.060
  • perhaps the first Gentile ever
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  • to be born again, certainly one
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  • of the first recorded in the
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  • Scripture.
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  • That's where it was--well, it
  • 00:18:36.250 --> 00:18:38.000
  • wasn't there but that's where
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  • Philip lived with his four
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  • prophetess daughters, in
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  • Caesarea.
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  • It was the capital.
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  • Not only that, but it's where
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  • Peter went to witness to an
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  • Italian centurion.
  • 00:18:48.110 --> 00:18:49.210
  • In other words, a man of
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  • influence, head of a regiment,
  • 00:18:50.200 --> 00:18:53.000
  • an Italian regiment, a Gentile.
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  • And Peter, through a vision,
  • 00:18:55.170 --> 00:18:56.290
  • went there to Caesarea and he
  • 00:18:56.290 --> 00:18:58.200
  • spoke Jesus to him and saw him
  • 00:18:58.200 --> 00:19:01.000
  • born again and filled with the
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  • Holy Spirit.
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  • And it was there, in Caesarea.
  • 00:19:03.140 --> 00:19:05.100
  • It was also where Paul would set
  • 00:19:05.100 --> 00:19:07.070
  • out on many of his missionary
  • 00:19:07.070 --> 00:19:08.250
  • journeys from.
  • 00:19:08.250 --> 00:19:10.050
  • It was where maybe he was
  • 00:19:10.050 --> 00:19:11.220
  • shipwrecked from, setting out
  • 00:19:11.220 --> 00:19:13.110
  • from Caesarea.
  • 00:19:13.110 --> 00:19:14.030
  • It was also where he set out for
  • 00:19:14.030 --> 00:19:16.020
  • his last ever journey to Rome,
  • 00:19:16.020 --> 00:19:18.070
  • the center of the then-known
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  • world.
  • 00:19:19.250 --> 00:19:20.160
  • And there, under house arrest
  • 00:19:20.160 --> 00:19:22.060
  • for 2 years, all he ever did was
  • 00:19:22.060 --> 00:19:23.260
  • preach the gospel.
  • 00:19:23.260 --> 00:19:25.040
  • And so it was a very, very
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  • significant place.
  • 00:19:26.280 --> 00:19:28.030
  • The coward, the Roman coward,
  • 00:19:28.030 --> 00:19:30.030
  • Pontius Pilate who weakly
  • 00:19:30.030 --> 00:19:32.110
  • allowed Jesus to be crucified.
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  • That's where he lived.
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  • So it's a significant place.
  • 00:19:36.140 --> 00:19:37.290
  • Well, Paul, when he went there,
  • 00:19:37.290 --> 00:19:40.100
  • he's a prisoner, he's in chains
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  • in Caesarea.
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  • But it doesn't hold him back.
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  • He just keeps preaching the
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  • gospel, and he preaches it.
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  • He preaches it to whoever was
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  • listening and he preached to
  • 00:19:48.280 --> 00:19:50.270
  • governors and kings.
  • 00:19:50.270 --> 00:19:52.090
  • He preached to Festus and Felix
  • 00:19:52.090 --> 00:19:55.080
  • who were governors, and he
  • 00:19:55.080 --> 00:19:57.180
  • preached to the king, King
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  • Agrippa who was then the Roman
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  • king.
  • 00:20:01.130 --> 00:20:02.090
  • Well, I love what he says.
  • 00:20:02.090 --> 00:20:03.270
  • He just preaches straight and
  • 00:20:03.270 --> 00:20:05.160
  • then Festus, one of these
  • 00:20:05.160 --> 00:20:06.260
  • governors, comes back to it.
  • 00:20:06.260 --> 00:20:09.040
  • And listen to what he says.
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  • I think it's so powerful.
  • 00:20:10.030 --> 00:20:11.240
  • Verse 24, Acts 26, Festus says,
  • 00:20:11.240 --> 00:20:14.200
  • "That was too much for Festus.
  • 00:20:14.200 --> 00:20:16.090
  • He interrupted with a shout:
  • 00:20:16.090 --> 00:20:17.260
  • 'Paul, you're crazy!
  • 00:20:17.260 --> 00:20:20.000
  • You've read too many books,
  • 00:20:20.000 --> 00:20:21.240
  • spent too much time staring off
  • 00:20:21.240 --> 00:20:23.290
  • into space!
  • 00:20:23.290 --> 00:20:24.290
  • Get a grip on yourself, get back
  • 00:20:24.290 --> 00:20:27.010
  • in the real world!'
  • 00:20:27.010 --> 00:20:28.000
  • But Paul stood his ground.
  • 00:20:28.000 --> 00:20:30.010
  • 'With all respect, Festus,
  • 00:20:30.010 --> 00:20:31.150
  • Your Honor, I'm not crazy.
  • 00:20:31.150 --> 00:20:33.150
  • I'm both accurate and sane
  • 00:20:33.150 --> 00:20:35.100
  • in what I'm saying.
  • 00:20:35.100 --> 00:20:36.180
  • The king knows
  • 00:20:36.180 --> 00:20:37.160
  • what I'm talking about.'"
  • 00:20:37.160 --> 00:20:38.270
  • He's talking about King Agrippa.
  • 00:20:38.270 --> 00:20:40.070
  • "He knows what I'm talking
  • 00:20:40.070 --> 00:20:41.050
  • about.
  • 00:20:41.050 --> 00:20:41.270
  • I'm sure that nothing of what
  • 00:20:41.270 --> 00:20:43.260
  • I've said sounds crazy to him.
  • 00:20:43.260 --> 00:20:46.120
  • He's known all about it for
  • 00:20:46.120 --> 00:20:47.190
  • a long time.
  • 00:20:47.190 --> 00:20:48.240
  • You must realize that this
  • 00:20:48.240 --> 00:20:50.070
  • wasn't done behind the scenes.
  • 00:20:50.070 --> 00:20:52.190
  • You believe the prophets,
  • 00:20:52.190 --> 00:20:53.290
  • don't you, King Agrippa?
  • 00:20:53.290 --> 00:20:55.260
  • Don't answer that--
  • 00:20:55.260 --> 00:20:57.270
  • I know you believe."
  • 00:20:57.270 --> 00:20:58.290
  • This is a Roman king.
  • 00:20:58.290 --> 00:21:01.030
  • "But Agrippa did answer: 'Keep
  • 00:21:01.030 --> 00:21:03.160
  • this up much longer and you'll
  • 00:21:03.160 --> 00:21:05.130
  • make a Christian out of me!'"
  • 00:21:05.130 --> 00:21:07.040
  • And Paul goes on and says,
  • 00:21:07.040 --> 00:21:08.270
  • "That's the whole idea."
  • 00:21:08.270 --> 00:21:11.010
  • I love Eugene Peterson.
  • 00:21:11.010 --> 00:21:12.260
  • I love his paraphrased
  • 00:21:12.260 --> 00:21:15.030
  • interpretation of the Scripture.
  • 00:21:15.030 --> 00:21:16.160
  • I love the pictures
  • 00:21:16.160 --> 00:21:17.230
  • he paints of the Scriptures.
  • 00:21:17.230 --> 00:21:19.230
  • "Keep this up much longer,"
  • 00:21:19.230 --> 00:21:21.090
  • King Agrippa says, "'and you'll
  • 00:21:21.090 --> 00:21:22.260
  • make a Christian out of me!'
  • 00:21:22.260 --> 00:21:24.120
  • Paul, still in chains, said,
  • 00:21:24.120 --> 00:21:26.280
  • 'That's what I'm praying for,
  • 00:21:26.280 --> 00:21:28.250
  • whether now or later, and not
  • 00:21:28.250 --> 00:21:31.030
  • only you but everyone listening
  • 00:21:31.030 --> 00:21:33.000
  • today, to become like me--
  • 00:21:33.000 --> 00:21:35.050
  • except, of course,
  • 00:21:35.050 --> 00:21:36.130
  • for this prison jewelry!'"
  • 00:21:36.130 --> 00:21:38.210
  • He calls his chains prison
  • 00:21:38.210 --> 00:21:41.180
  • jewelry.
  • 00:21:41.180 --> 00:21:42.220
  • Listen to it, my prison jewelry.
  • 00:21:42.220 --> 00:21:45.030
  • He says, "Maybe you don't wanna
  • 00:21:45.030 --> 00:21:46.100
  • be like this, but apart
  • 00:21:46.100 --> 00:21:47.200
  • from that I pray all of you
  • 00:21:47.200 --> 00:21:48.280
  • become Christian."
  • 00:21:48.280 --> 00:21:49.280
  • I believe for all
  • 00:21:49.280 --> 00:21:50.230
  • of you to be born again.
  • 00:21:50.230 --> 00:21:52.020
  • I believe for all of you
  • 00:21:52.020 --> 00:21:53.200
  • to be saved.
  • 00:21:53.200 --> 00:21:54.100
  • Hey, he was powerful
  • 00:21:54.100 --> 00:21:56.110
  • when it cames to governors,
  • 00:21:56.110 --> 00:21:58.110
  • when it cames to kings.
  • 00:21:58.110 --> 00:21:59.190
  • His life made an influence from
  • 00:21:59.190 --> 00:22:01.190
  • the day he was saved in exactly
  • 00:22:01.190 --> 00:22:03.290
  • the opposite direction to the
  • 00:22:03.290 --> 00:22:06.000
  • influence he was having before
  • 00:22:06.000 --> 00:22:08.170
  • he met Jesus Christ
  • 00:22:08.170 --> 00:22:10.010
  • as Lord and Savior.
  • 00:22:10.010 --> 00:22:11.160
  • What influences?
  • 00:22:11.160 --> 00:22:13.140
  • Listen to it.
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  • Here's seven things.
  • 00:22:14.040 --> 00:22:15.210
  • Seven things that influence
  • 00:22:15.210 --> 00:22:17.280
  • gives you opportunity for.
  • 00:22:17.280 --> 00:22:19.260
  • The first is to leave a mark and
  • 00:22:19.260 --> 00:22:22.050
  • leave a legacy for your life,
  • 00:22:22.100 --> 00:22:25.100
  • to leave a deposit, to leave
  • 00:22:25.100 --> 00:22:26.170
  • a mark, and for you to live
  • 00:22:26.170 --> 00:22:28.250
  • a life that leaves a legacy.
  • 00:22:28.250 --> 00:22:31.140
  • In other words, you're
  • 00:22:31.140 --> 00:22:32.060
  • generational.
  • 00:22:32.060 --> 00:22:33.070
  • Abraham, Isaac, Jacob.
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  • I love that the influence was
  • 00:22:35.040 --> 00:22:37.290
  • generational.
  • 00:22:37.290 --> 00:22:39.040
  • The promise that kings would
  • 00:22:39.040 --> 00:22:40.200
  • come from them, it was
  • 00:22:40.200 --> 00:22:41.290
  • generational.
  • 00:22:41.290 --> 00:22:43.070
  • Praise God that whatever
  • 00:22:43.070 --> 00:22:44.180
  • Christian heritage I had had an
  • 00:22:44.180 --> 00:22:46.150
  • impact on my life and Bobbie and
  • 00:22:46.150 --> 00:22:48.250
  • I, we then by God's grace and a
  • 00:22:48.250 --> 00:22:51.030
  • lot of prayer have had the
  • 00:22:51.030 --> 00:22:52.240
  • opportunity to have impact on
  • 00:22:52.240 --> 00:22:54.030
  • our children and all three of
  • 00:22:54.030 --> 00:22:55.260
  • them, in their own ways, are
  • 00:22:55.260 --> 00:22:57.070
  • serving God in ways where their
  • 00:22:57.070 --> 00:22:59.240
  • influence is increasing.
  • 00:22:59.240 --> 00:23:01.060
  • Oh, God can do it in you, he can
  • 00:23:01.060 --> 00:23:03.150
  • do it in your children, he can
  • 00:23:03.150 --> 00:23:04.230
  • do it in your children's
  • 00:23:04.230 --> 00:23:05.260
  • children.
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  • Cause them to live lives that
  • 00:23:06.200 --> 00:23:08.090
  • leave a mark and leave a legacy.
  • 00:23:08.120 --> 00:23:11.120
  • Number two, influence gives you
  • 00:23:11.120 --> 00:23:12.290
  • the opportunity to make a
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  • significant difference.
  • 00:23:14.130 --> 00:23:17.010
  • And number three, influence
  • 00:23:17.010 --> 00:23:19.260
  • changes the future.
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  • People who had influence on my
  • 00:23:21.150 --> 00:23:22.240
  • life literally changed my
  • 00:23:22.240 --> 00:23:24.230
  • future, Bobbie's and my future.
  • 00:23:25.040 --> 00:23:28.040
  • And by that, our church's
  • 00:23:28.040 --> 00:23:29.080
  • future.
  • 00:23:29.080 --> 00:23:30.200
  • I know I can say so by God's
  • 00:23:30.200 --> 00:23:32.040
  • grace to some level the future
  • 00:23:32.040 --> 00:23:34.240
  • of the church in Australia,
  • 00:23:34.240 --> 00:23:37.000
  • three particular people.
  • 00:23:37.000 --> 00:23:40.000
  • When I was 30 years of age, 36
  • 00:23:40.000 --> 00:23:42.110
  • actually, 35, what's it matter?
  • 00:23:43.260 --> 00:23:46.260
  • Three different people gave me a
  • 00:23:46.270 --> 00:23:49.270
  • renewed mind, a different way of
  • 00:23:49.270 --> 00:23:51.130
  • thinking, through their
  • 00:23:51.130 --> 00:23:52.210
  • preaching in South Africa,
  • 00:23:53.120 --> 00:23:56.120
  • caused me to see what the church
  • 00:23:56.120 --> 00:23:57.220
  • could be and what a conference
  • 00:23:57.220 --> 00:23:59.010
  • could be.
  • 00:23:59.010 --> 00:24:00.140
  • When I had no vision, no hope
  • 00:24:00.140 --> 00:24:02.120
  • that Australia which is so
  • 00:24:02.120 --> 00:24:04.040
  • secular and, in many ways,
  • 00:24:04.040 --> 00:24:06.070
  • antichrist, could ever see a
  • 00:24:06.070 --> 00:24:08.050
  • conference anything like that.
  • 00:24:08.050 --> 00:24:09.220
  • The conference today in
  • 00:24:09.220 --> 00:24:10.180
  • Australia has gone so far beyond
  • 00:24:10.180 --> 00:24:12.060
  • what I saw then.
  • 00:24:12.060 --> 00:24:13.250
  • It influenced me, influenced our
  • 00:24:13.250 --> 00:24:16.000
  • church, influenced Australian
  • 00:24:16.000 --> 00:24:17.270
  • Christian churches, our
  • 00:24:17.270 --> 00:24:19.080
  • movement.
  • 00:24:19.080 --> 00:24:20.110
  • That's what influence can do.
  • 00:24:20.110 --> 00:24:21.240
  • It literally changes your
  • 00:24:21.240 --> 00:24:23.120
  • course.
  • 00:24:23.120 --> 00:24:24.020
  • It changes your future.
  • 00:24:24.020 --> 00:24:25.170
  • Thank God for influential people
  • 00:24:25.170 --> 00:24:27.270
  • who impacted me as a younger
  • 00:24:27.270 --> 00:24:30.200
  • pastor.
  • 00:24:30.200 --> 00:24:31.100
  • Influence not only can change
  • 00:24:31.100 --> 00:24:32.190
  • your future but it'll give you a
  • 00:24:32.190 --> 00:24:34.070
  • seat at the table, give you
  • 00:24:34.070 --> 00:24:36.120
  • a--what table?
  • 00:24:36.120 --> 00:24:37.260
  • Wherever God's called you to be,
  • 00:24:37.260 --> 00:24:39.060
  • whatever sphere of life.
  • 00:24:39.060 --> 00:24:41.020
  • Give you a seat at the table.
  • 00:24:41.020 --> 00:24:42.290
  • Can I tell you, people who sit
  • 00:24:42.290 --> 00:24:44.060
  • on boards, they don't get a seat
  • 00:24:44.060 --> 00:24:46.130
  • on the table just 'cause they're
  • 00:24:46.130 --> 00:24:47.230
  • nice guys or nice women.
  • 00:24:48.000 --> 00:24:51.000
  • They don't get a seat--that's
  • 00:24:51.000 --> 00:24:52.020
  • because they've lived their life
  • 00:24:52.020 --> 00:24:53.170
  • significant.
  • 00:24:53.170 --> 00:24:54.090
  • They've done something that's
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  • given them an invitation to sit
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  • at the table.
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  • And I think it's incredible, I
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  • do, because of his capacity.
  • 00:25:01.000 --> 00:25:03.240
  • That's what influence will do
  • 00:25:03.240 --> 00:25:05.000
  • for you.
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  • Number five, influence will
  • 00:25:05.210 --> 00:25:08.000
  • bring weight to your words,
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  • kabod, God's weightiness.
  • 00:25:09.230 --> 00:25:11.180
  • Bring weight to your words.
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  • Do you know, when I was younger,
  • 00:25:13.010 --> 00:25:14.190
  • I remember speaking at our
  • 00:25:14.190 --> 00:25:17.050
  • movement, our family of
  • 00:25:17.050 --> 00:25:18.120
  • churches, Australian Christian
  • 00:25:18.120 --> 00:25:19.200
  • churches at the conference.
  • 00:25:19.200 --> 00:25:21.180
  • I can also remember all those
  • 00:25:21.180 --> 00:25:22.250
  • older pastors looking at me like
  • 00:25:22.250 --> 00:25:24.210
  • this, leaning back, looking at
  • 00:25:24.210 --> 00:25:26.210
  • me like this.
  • 00:25:26.210 --> 00:25:28.060
  • You know, I'm still the same
  • 00:25:28.060 --> 00:25:29.040
  • person.
  • 00:25:29.040 --> 00:25:29.240
  • I spoke there again on Tuesday
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  • night.
  • 00:25:31.240 --> 00:25:32.140
  • While I was preaching, I
  • 00:25:32.140 --> 00:25:33.250
  • noted--it was notable to me, the
  • 00:25:33.250 --> 00:25:35.290
  • leaning was there.
  • 00:25:35.290 --> 00:25:37.010
  • God's added weight to my words.
  • 00:25:37.010 --> 00:25:40.000
  • Why?
  • 00:25:40.000 --> 00:25:40.200
  • Because now I've got runs on the
  • 00:25:40.200 --> 00:25:42.010
  • board.
  • 00:25:42.010 --> 00:25:42.210
  • Why?
  • 00:25:42.210 --> 00:25:43.110
  • Because now, God has given me
  • 00:25:43.110 --> 00:25:44.280
  • opportunity to be a blessing to
  • 00:25:44.280 --> 00:25:47.010
  • a lot of people, to build
  • 00:25:47.010 --> 00:25:48.020
  • something of significance, and
  • 00:25:48.020 --> 00:25:49.220
  • so it's added weight to my
  • 00:25:49.220 --> 00:25:51.020
  • words.
  • 00:25:51.020 --> 00:25:51.220
  • You may feel a lightweight.
  • 00:25:51.220 --> 00:25:52.170
  • When you speak, you may feel
  • 00:25:52.170 --> 00:25:54.000
  • like your words are light.
  • 00:25:54.000 --> 00:25:55.060
  • Just live a life where you
  • 00:25:55.060 --> 00:25:56.220
  • become a king or queen in
  • 00:25:56.220 --> 00:25:58.010
  • whatever sphere in life you're
  • 00:25:58.010 --> 00:25:59.060
  • called to and watch how God can
  • 00:25:59.060 --> 00:26:01.030
  • called to and watch how God can
  • 00:26:01.030 --> 00:26:03.060
  • [m
  • 00:26:03.060 --> 00:26:03.070
  • [mus
  • 00:26:03.070 --> 00:26:03.080
  • [music
  • 00:26:03.080 --> 00:26:03.090
  • - Brian: Do you want God to
  • 00:26:04.240 --> 00:26:07.240
  • increase your life, cause you to
  • 00:26:07.240 --> 00:26:10.080
  • be a king in the business world?
  • 00:26:10.080 --> 00:26:12.060
  • Cause you to be a queen
  • 00:26:12.060 --> 00:26:13.270
  • in whatever world
  • 00:26:13.270 --> 00:26:14.220
  • he's called you to?
  • 00:26:14.220 --> 00:26:15.260
  • Friends, live your life
  • 00:26:15.260 --> 00:26:17.010
  • with a great expectation.
  • 00:26:17.010 --> 00:26:18.170
  • No one was ever saved
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  • - Brian: Number six, I believe
  • 00:26:24.290 --> 00:26:26.220
  • through influence you can
  • 00:26:26.220 --> 00:26:28.140
  • experience supernatural opening
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  • of doors.
  • 00:26:30.110 --> 00:26:31.160
  • Supernatural opening of doors.
  • 00:26:31.160 --> 00:26:33.240
  • You know, we've seen that.
  • 00:26:33.240 --> 00:26:36.210
  • We have a channel.
  • 00:26:36.210 --> 00:26:38.050
  • Hillsong Church has a channel,
  • 00:26:38.050 --> 00:26:39.170
  • a television channel.
  • 00:26:39.170 --> 00:26:40.210
  • Not a program, a channel, with
  • 00:26:40.210 --> 00:26:43.010
  • our program and many other
  • 00:26:43.010 --> 00:26:44.060
  • programs on it.
  • 00:26:44.060 --> 00:26:45.200
  • It's all through Europe and the
  • 00:26:45.200 --> 00:26:47.140
  • UK, on the Sky satellite
  • 00:26:47.240 --> 00:26:50.240
  • network.
  • 00:26:50.240 --> 00:26:51.280
  • It's all through Australia, on
  • 00:26:51.280 --> 00:26:54.020
  • Foxtel, the biggest cable
  • 00:26:55.050 --> 00:26:58.050
  • provider of television in
  • 00:26:58.050 --> 00:26:59.200
  • Australia.
  • 00:26:59.200 --> 00:27:00.270
  • It's in 65 million homes and on
  • 00:27:00.270 --> 00:27:03.060
  • the 12th month anniversary of
  • 00:27:03.070 --> 00:27:06.070
  • its existence, it's going to be
  • 00:27:06.070 --> 00:27:08.140
  • opened up to another 17 million
  • 00:27:08.140 --> 00:27:11.090
  • homes--not people--homes, in the
  • 00:27:11.090 --> 00:27:13.210
  • United States of America.
  • 00:27:13.210 --> 00:27:15.100
  • How did that happen?
  • 00:27:15.100 --> 00:27:16.270
  • How did that door, supernatural
  • 00:27:16.270 --> 00:27:18.110
  • door, open?
  • 00:27:18.110 --> 00:27:19.010
  • Because a couple who got the
  • 00:27:19.010 --> 00:27:21.170
  • opportunity through a massive
  • 00:27:21.170 --> 00:27:23.170
  • Trinity Broadcasting Network
  • 00:27:23.170 --> 00:27:25.210
  • with massive resource, saw a
  • 00:27:25.210 --> 00:27:27.180
  • church that was global was
  • 00:27:27.180 --> 00:27:29.020
  • making a difference and thought,
  • 00:27:29.020 --> 00:27:30.280
  • "These guys, they could have a
  • 00:27:30.280 --> 00:27:32.080
  • television channel," so they
  • 00:27:32.080 --> 00:27:33.250
  • opened the door for us as part
  • 00:27:33.250 --> 00:27:35.120
  • of their family of networks to
  • 00:27:35.120 --> 00:27:37.160
  • have a channel which is simply
  • 00:27:37.160 --> 00:27:39.130
  • supernatural.
  • 00:27:39.130 --> 00:27:40.110
  • Supernatural doors open when you
  • 00:27:40.110 --> 00:27:42.080
  • live an influential life.
  • 00:27:42.080 --> 00:27:43.190
  • It's just the truth.
  • 00:27:43.190 --> 00:27:44.140
  • So you know, if you live a life
  • 00:27:44.140 --> 00:27:46.140
  • that's influential in whatever
  • 00:27:46.140 --> 00:27:47.210
  • sphere you're in, believe me, it
  • 00:27:47.210 --> 00:27:50.040
  • will not only give you a seat at
  • 00:27:50.040 --> 00:27:51.140
  • the table, not only open
  • 00:27:51.140 --> 00:27:52.210
  • supernatural doors, but it will
  • 00:27:52.210 --> 00:27:54.200
  • also give you an opportunity
  • 00:27:54.200 --> 00:27:57.120
  • that you never dreamed was
  • 00:27:57.120 --> 00:27:59.240
  • possible.
  • 00:27:59.240 --> 00:28:00.160
  • And finally, live a life of
  • 00:28:00.160 --> 00:28:02.030
  • influence.
  • 00:28:02.030 --> 00:28:02.280
  • It will cause you to rule and to
  • 00:28:02.280 --> 00:28:05.030
  • reign in life.
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  • Romans 5, verse 17.
  • 00:28:06.240 --> 00:28:08.080
  • It starts speaking about Adam:
  • 00:28:08.080 --> 00:28:10.030
  • "For if by the one man's offense
  • 00:28:10.030 --> 00:28:12.030
  • death reigned through the one,
  • 00:28:12.030 --> 00:28:14.140
  • much more in those who receive
  • 00:28:14.140 --> 00:28:17.140
  • abundance of grace,"
  • 00:28:17.140 --> 00:28:19.010
  • that's the key.
  • 00:28:19.010 --> 00:28:19.290
  • Abundance of favor,
  • 00:28:19.290 --> 00:28:21.090
  • abundance of grace.
  • 00:28:21.090 --> 00:28:23.240
  • "And of the gift of
  • 00:28:23.240 --> 00:28:25.040
  • righteousness," a free gift,
  • 00:28:25.040 --> 00:28:27.100
  • "will reign in life."
  • 00:28:27.100 --> 00:28:28.100
  • Will what?
  • 00:28:28.100 --> 00:28:29.000
  • Reign in life.
  • 00:28:29.000 --> 00:28:29.220
  • What's the will of God for you?
  • 00:28:29.220 --> 00:28:31.010
  • To reign in life.
  • 00:28:31.010 --> 00:28:32.020
  • What is it?
  • 00:28:32.020 --> 00:28:32.230
  • To live a small life?
  • 00:28:32.230 --> 00:28:33.280
  • To live a life where you're just
  • 00:28:33.280 --> 00:28:35.090
  • saved?
  • 00:28:35.090 --> 00:28:35.290
  • One day you'll go to heaven.
  • 00:28:35.290 --> 00:28:36.240
  • To reign in life.
  • 00:28:36.240 --> 00:28:37.270
  • What's reign look like to you?
  • 00:28:37.270 --> 00:28:39.160
  • To me, reign means you're not
  • 00:28:39.160 --> 00:28:40.270
  • the tail, you're the head.
  • 00:28:40.270 --> 00:28:42.060
  • It means that, literally, you
  • 00:28:42.060 --> 00:28:43.160
  • believe God to extend your
  • 00:28:43.160 --> 00:28:44.290
  • world, to give you that seat at
  • 00:28:44.290 --> 00:28:46.240
  • the table, to open the
  • 00:28:46.240 --> 00:28:47.270
  • supernatural doors, to do what
  • 00:28:47.270 --> 00:28:49.210
  • only God can do in your life.
  • 00:28:49.210 --> 00:28:51.060
  • To give you the opportunity to
  • 00:28:51.060 --> 00:28:53.000
  • influence the sphere that God
  • 00:28:53.000 --> 00:28:54.150
  • has called you to.
  • 00:28:54.150 --> 00:28:55.210
  • Friends, there are some things
  • 00:28:55.210 --> 00:28:57.060
  • only God can do.
  • 00:28:57.060 --> 00:28:58.140
  • Are you available to that?
  • 00:28:58.140 --> 00:28:59.290
  • Are you open to that?
  • 00:28:59.290 --> 00:29:01.080
  • Do you want God to increase your
  • 00:29:01.080 --> 00:29:03.040
  • life, cause you to be a king in
  • 00:29:03.040 --> 00:29:05.210
  • the business world, cause you to
  • 00:29:05.210 --> 00:29:07.190
  • be a queen in whatever world
  • 00:29:07.190 --> 00:29:09.170
  • he's called you to?
  • 00:29:09.170 --> 00:29:10.260
  • Friends, live your life with
  • 00:29:10.260 --> 00:29:12.080
  • a great expectation.
  • 00:29:12.080 --> 00:29:13.180
  • No one was ever saved just
  • 00:29:13.180 --> 00:29:16.040
  • for themselves.
  • 00:29:16.040 --> 00:29:16.240
  • Everybody was saved and
  • 00:29:16.240 --> 00:29:19.120
  • called and purposed and graced
  • 00:29:19.200 --> 00:29:22.200
  • for purposes that extend
  • 00:29:22.200 --> 00:29:25.080
  • far beyond yourself.
  • 00:29:25.080 --> 00:29:27.060
  • If you believe it, say, "Amen."
  • 00:29:28.030 --> 00:29:31.030
  • How many people here, the Lord
  • 00:29:31.050 --> 00:29:34.050
  • is opening doors for you and
  • 00:29:34.050 --> 00:29:36.150
  • in one of those spheres of life
  • 00:29:36.150 --> 00:29:39.100
  • it's kind of like God's really
  • 00:29:39.100 --> 00:29:40.180
  • starting to bring increase
  • 00:29:40.180 --> 00:29:41.250
  • and giving you an opportunity.
  • 00:29:42.040 --> 00:29:45.040
  • So maybe you're already
  • 00:29:45.040 --> 00:29:46.010
  • starting to excel what you
  • 00:29:46.010 --> 00:29:47.200
  • could ever have imagined.
  • 00:29:47.200 --> 00:29:49.070
  • Don't be bashful about this.
  • 00:29:49.070 --> 00:29:50.140
  • I wanna pray for you.
  • 00:29:50.140 --> 00:29:51.290
  • I wanna pray for people
  • 00:29:51.290 --> 00:29:53.110
  • that you can see how God's
  • 00:29:53.110 --> 00:29:55.270
  • raising you up.
  • 00:29:55.270 --> 00:29:57.180
  • Hey, who here, already
  • 00:29:57.180 --> 00:29:59.170
  • God's starting to use you?
  • 00:29:59.170 --> 00:30:00.160
  • Hey, listen, we've got, in our
  • 00:30:00.160 --> 00:30:02.220
  • church, we've got those who
  • 00:30:02.220 --> 00:30:03.280
  • are influencing the educational
  • 00:30:03.280 --> 00:30:05.240
  • world, people who are going
  • 00:30:05.240 --> 00:30:08.040
  • from degrees to masters, now to
  • 00:30:08.200 --> 00:30:11.200
  • PhDs--toward PhDs and because
  • 00:30:11.200 --> 00:30:14.160
  • they're training young people to
  • 00:30:14.160 --> 00:30:16.160
  • reign in ministry, to reign in
  • 00:30:16.160 --> 00:30:19.060
  • whatever leadership, whatever
  • 00:30:19.060 --> 00:30:20.100
  • capacity God's called them to.
  • 00:30:20.100 --> 00:30:22.220
  • Thank God for the--
  • 00:30:22.220 --> 00:30:23.130
  • what about you?
  • 00:30:23.130 --> 00:30:24.110
  • Are you seeing your life
  • 00:30:24.110 --> 00:30:26.080
  • influence some area of life,
  • 00:30:26.080 --> 00:30:27.260
  • secular, church life,
  • 00:30:27.260 --> 00:30:29.080
  • whatever it is, emerging?
  • 00:30:29.080 --> 00:30:30.120
  • I wanna pray for you.
  • 00:30:30.120 --> 00:30:31.040
  • Stand to your feet.
  • 00:30:31.040 --> 00:30:32.030
  • Every location, wherever
  • 00:30:32.030 --> 00:30:33.050
  • you are, stand to your feet
  • 00:30:33.050 --> 00:30:34.020
  • right now if you're starting
  • 00:30:34.020 --> 00:30:35.200
  • to see that happen in your life.
  • 00:30:35.200 --> 00:30:37.180
  • Praise God for it.
  • 00:30:37.180 --> 00:30:39.010
  • Praise God for what
  • 00:30:39.010 --> 00:30:39.260
  • he's doing in your life.
  • 00:30:39.260 --> 00:30:41.060
  • Praise God for what he's
  • 00:30:41.060 --> 00:30:42.060
  • bringing to your life.
  • 00:30:42.060 --> 00:30:44.050
  • I love this.
  • 00:30:44.050 --> 00:30:45.210
  • I love this.
  • 00:30:45.210 --> 00:30:46.220
  • I just love it.
  • 00:30:46.220 --> 00:30:49.130
  • God's opening doors.
  • 00:30:49.130 --> 00:30:51.210
  • The doors that he's opening,
  • 00:30:51.210 --> 00:30:53.100
  • I believe, are gonna lead to
  • 00:30:53.100 --> 00:30:54.060
  • bigger doors that he's gonna
  • 00:30:54.060 --> 00:30:56.030
  • open, take you forwards and
  • 00:30:56.030 --> 00:30:58.040
  • onwards into all he's called
  • 00:30:58.040 --> 00:30:59.230
  • you to 'cause wherever you are,
  • 00:30:59.230 --> 00:31:02.000
  • the same applies.
  • 00:31:02.000 --> 00:31:03.150
  • C'mon, let's pray.
  • 00:31:03.150 --> 00:31:04.080
  • Everybody,
  • 00:31:04.080 --> 00:31:04.280
  • pray this prayer with me.
  • 00:31:04.280 --> 00:31:06.040
  • Raise your hands
  • 00:31:06.040 --> 00:31:06.240
  • if you're standing.
  • 00:31:06.240 --> 00:31:07.140
  • Have faith for it.
  • 00:31:07.140 --> 00:31:08.130
  • Believe God for it.
  • 00:31:08.130 --> 00:31:09.100
  • Believe God.
  • 00:31:09.100 --> 00:31:10.010
  • He's gonna take you even to
  • 00:31:10.010 --> 00:31:11.140
  • greater levels of opportunity,
  • 00:31:11.140 --> 00:31:13.050
  • greater levels of influence,
  • 00:31:13.050 --> 00:31:15.090
  • in Jesus' name.
  • 00:31:15.090 --> 00:31:16.040
  • Father, I thank you for
  • 00:31:16.040 --> 00:31:17.050
  • every person who's standing.
  • 00:31:17.050 --> 00:31:18.220
  • Lord, I just thank you for what
  • 00:31:18.220 --> 00:31:19.280
  • you're doing in their lives.
  • 00:31:19.280 --> 00:31:21.130
  • I thank you, Lord, for your
  • 00:31:21.130 --> 00:31:22.150
  • purpose in their life.
  • 00:31:22.150 --> 00:31:23.290
  • I thank you for the calling
  • 00:31:23.290 --> 00:31:25.010
  • that you have put on their life.
  • 00:31:25.010 --> 00:31:27.020
  • Lord, I just ask in Jesus' name
  • 00:31:27.020 --> 00:31:29.050
  • that we'll live for a faith for
  • 00:31:29.050 --> 00:31:30.250
  • increase in our lives, we'll
  • 00:31:30.250 --> 00:31:32.120
  • live with faith for increase.
  • 00:31:32.120 --> 00:31:34.150
  • Here and in our endeavors,
  • 00:31:34.150 --> 00:31:35.150
  • whatever it is we're called to.
  • 00:31:35.150 --> 00:31:37.090
  • Lord, whatever sphere of life
  • 00:31:37.090 --> 00:31:39.040
  • we are in, I pray that you'll
  • 00:31:39.040 --> 00:31:41.040
  • continue to cause people to live
  • 00:31:41.040 --> 00:31:43.130
  • their life where they rise up to
  • 00:31:43.130 --> 00:31:45.100
  • a place of tremendous influence,
  • 00:31:45.100 --> 00:31:47.260
  • not just for themselves, but so
  • 00:31:47.260 --> 00:31:49.230
  • that they can influence in a way
  • 00:31:49.230 --> 00:31:51.230
  • that causes the name of Jesus to
  • 00:31:51.230 --> 00:31:54.020
  • be exalted, that causes the
  • 00:31:54.020 --> 00:31:56.020
  • gospel to go forward, the good
  • 00:31:56.020 --> 00:31:58.000
  • news of Jesus.
  • 00:31:58.000 --> 00:31:59.090
  • Lord, I pray it and I thank you
  • 00:31:59.090 --> 00:32:01.090
  • for it in the precious
  • 00:32:01.090 --> 00:32:02.120
  • - Brian: What a name.
  • 00:32:07.110 --> 00:32:08.200
  • What a name, the name of Jesus.
  • 00:32:08.200 --> 00:32:11.200
  • That's the name.
  • 00:32:11.200 --> 00:32:12.270
  • That's the name who'll build
  • 00:32:12.270 --> 00:32:14.070
  • your life.
  • 00:32:14.070 --> 00:32:15.050
  • That's the name that will give
  • 00:32:15.050 --> 00:32:16.260
  • you eternal life, the name of
  • 00:32:16.260 --> 00:32:19.170
  • Jesus.
  • 00:32:19.170 --> 00:32:20.070
  • That's the name through whom you
  • 00:32:20.070 --> 00:32:22.200
  • can reign in life.
  • 00:32:22.200 --> 00:32:23.290
  • Some people here, life is
  • 00:32:23.290 --> 00:32:25.200
  • reigning over you.
  • 00:32:25.200 --> 00:32:27.040
  • It's like circumstances,
  • 00:32:27.040 --> 00:32:29.010
  • regrets, failures, mistakes,
  • 00:32:29.010 --> 00:32:30.280
  • just seem to be dogging your
  • 00:32:31.210 --> 00:32:34.210
  • life.
  • 00:32:34.210 --> 00:32:35.130
  • God's got so much for you, so
  • 00:32:35.130 --> 00:32:37.270
  • much more he wants to do.
  • 00:32:37.270 --> 00:32:39.050
  • You ever made a conscious choice
  • 00:32:39.050 --> 00:32:40.200
  • for Jesus Christ?
  • 00:32:40.200 --> 00:32:42.120
  • You ever encountered him in
  • 00:32:42.120 --> 00:32:43.150
  • a personal way?
  • 00:32:43.150 --> 00:32:44.080
  • You ever made that decision to
  • 00:32:44.080 --> 00:32:46.130
  • live your life serving King
  • 00:32:46.130 --> 00:32:48.120
  • Jesus?
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  • He is for you.
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  • He's on your side.
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  • You were created to serve him.
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  • You were created to live your
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  • life in relationship with Jesus.
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  • That's what life is all about.
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  • I'm gonna pray a prayer in just
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  • a moment, giving people
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  • opportunity to pray right along
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  • with me, asking Jesus Christ to
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  • become your Lord and Savior.
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  • For many people here I believe
  • 00:33:09.130 --> 00:33:11.130
  • this will be a life-defining
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  • night.
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  • In our other locations, I
  • 00:33:14.050 --> 00:33:15.120
  • believe, for some people this is
  • 00:33:15.120 --> 00:33:17.040
  • a life-defining night because
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  • you'll make a choice for Jesus,
  • 00:33:18.210 --> 00:33:20.190
  • the greatest choice in life you
  • 00:33:20.190 --> 00:33:22.010
  • could ever possibly make.
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  • The Bible says if you ask him to
  • 00:33:23.260 --> 00:33:25.280
  • come into your life he'll come
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  • in.
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  • It's a promise, a promise that
  • 00:33:27.270 --> 00:33:29.100
  • God will live in you.
  • 00:33:29.100 --> 00:33:30.110
  • And it's a promise for
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  • everybody.
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  • Nobody's too bad, nobody's too
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  • good.
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  • Anybody who calls on the name of
  • 00:33:34.270 --> 00:33:37.040
  • the Lord shall be saved.
  • 00:33:37.040 --> 00:33:38.230
  • "Whosoever will--" You're a
  • 00:33:38.230 --> 00:33:41.000
  • whosoever, I'm a whosoever.
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  • "Whosoever will to the Lord may
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  • come," the Bible says.
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  • I'm gonna pray this prayer.
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  • I'm believing many people allow
  • 00:33:49.070 --> 00:33:51.010
  • me to include you in the prayer
  • 00:33:51.010 --> 00:33:53.110
  • that Jesus Christ will become
  • 00:33:53.110 --> 00:33:54.210
  • Lord of your life.
  • 00:33:54.210 --> 00:33:56.110
  • Maybe at some point you already
  • 00:33:56.110 --> 00:33:57.150
  • prayed a prayer like that.
  • 00:33:57.150 --> 00:33:59.130
  • Maybe at some point you already
  • 00:33:59.130 --> 00:34:01.260
  • encountered Jesus but you're
  • 00:34:01.260 --> 00:34:03.090
  • living far from God.
  • 00:34:03.090 --> 00:34:04.200
  • It's not that he moved, it's
  • 00:34:04.200 --> 00:34:06.000
  • that you've moved.
  • 00:34:06.000 --> 00:34:07.070
  • It's that you've stepped out
  • 00:34:07.070 --> 00:34:08.120
  • into the edges when it comes to
  • 00:34:08.120 --> 00:34:09.250
  • relationship with Jesus.
  • 00:34:09.250 --> 00:34:11.200
  • And you're not living right with
  • 00:34:11.200 --> 00:34:12.260
  • God.
  • 00:34:12.260 --> 00:34:13.160
  • You're effectively backslidden.
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  • Your life, spiritually
  • 00:34:14.290 --> 00:34:15.280
  • speaking's, going backwards.
  • 00:34:15.280 --> 00:34:17.010
  • It's not going forward.
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  • And God never ever moved.
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  • He's still Lord.
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  • He's still there.
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  • Maybe it's time you came back to
  • 00:34:22.100 --> 00:34:23.270
  • living with Jesus at the center,
  • 00:34:23.270 --> 00:34:26.190
  • living your life out of an
  • 00:34:26.190 --> 00:34:28.060
  • ongoing encounter with Jesus.
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  • I'm gonna believe for a whole
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  • lot of people to allow me to
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  • include you in a prayer of
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  • faith, a prayer asking Jesus to
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  • come into your life.
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  • Would you let me include you in
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  • that prayer?
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  • I'm gonna count to three and
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  • when I do, every single person
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  • everywhere in every location who
  • 00:34:43.210 --> 00:34:46.170
  • says, "Brian, when you pray that
  • 00:34:46.170 --> 00:34:47.280
  • prayer, asking Jesus to come
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  • into people's world, believing
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  • for people to encounter him in a
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  • personal way, believing for
  • 00:34:53.210 --> 00:34:55.140
  • people to make a conscious
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  • choice for him, to be born
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  • again, to be saved, to have that
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  • new start.
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  • Brian, when you pray for people,
  • 00:35:00.160 --> 00:35:01.260
  • to make their peace with God, to
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  • turn from backsliding, start
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  • heading back in the right
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  • direction, putting Jesus back in
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  • the center of our life, where he
  • 00:35:08.200 --> 00:35:10.100
  • so desires to be.
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  • Brian, would you include me
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  • in that prayer?
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  • I don't wanna live forever far
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  • and on the edges when it
  • 00:35:16.190 --> 00:35:18.050
  • comes to walking with Jesus.
  • 00:35:18.050 --> 00:35:19.230
  • I want him in the center
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  • of my life."
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  • I wanna pray for you so
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  • if you're one of those people,
  • 00:35:23.000 --> 00:35:23.280
  • I'll count to three and every
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  • single person everywhere who
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  • says, "Brian, include me in that
  • 00:35:27.200 --> 00:35:29.090
  • prayer," on three, gonna ask you
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  • to raise your hand in the air
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  • and I've got faith to believe
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  • across our entire church there's
  • 00:35:33.110 --> 00:35:35.000
  • gonna be many people who will
  • 00:35:35.000 --> 00:35:36.210
  • raise their hand.
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  • So can we have eyes closed,
  • 00:35:37.240 --> 00:35:39.120
  • everyone in prayer.
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  • Think about where you're at
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  • spiritually and if you said,
  • 00:35:42.040 --> 00:35:43.200
  • "Brian, please include me on
  • 00:35:43.200 --> 00:35:45.010
  • that prayer," on three, you
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  • raise your hand in the air.
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  • There'll be many hands.
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  • Here we go, on three.
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  • One, two, three.
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  • Lift them up right now.
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  • Praise God.
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  • If you raised your hands, can
  • 00:35:55.280 --> 00:35:56.270
  • you lift them high?
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  • Can you lift them one more time?
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  • C'mon, give these people a great
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  • big congratulations and let's
  • 00:36:01.090 --> 00:36:03.260
  • thank God.
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  • Let's thank God for every single
  • 00:36:06.080 --> 00:36:09.080
  • one of them.
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  • And if you raised your hand,
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  • we're gonna pray this prayer
  • 00:36:12.130 --> 00:36:13.120
  • together.
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  • I'll pray, I'm gonna ask you to
  • 00:36:14.020 --> 00:36:15.100
  • pray after me.
  • 00:36:15.100 --> 00:36:16.120
  • But we're all gonna join in.
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  • Everybody's gonna pray in big
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  • voice.
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  • How are we gonna pray?
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  • In big voice in support of those
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  • who are making a choice for
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  • Jesus tonight.
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  • C'mon, let's pray this prayer
  • 00:36:26.220 --> 00:36:28.040
  • together, everyone.
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  • Dear Jesus, this is the moment I
  • 00:36:31.030 --> 00:36:34.030
  • surrender ownership of my life
  • 00:36:34.210 --> 00:36:37.210
  • to the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:36:37.210 --> 00:36:40.090
  • Because of you, Lord, from this
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  • moment I'm a child of God, my
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  • sins are forgiven, I'm a new
  • 00:36:47.140 --> 00:36:50.140
  • creation, you are my Father.
  • 00:36:50.140 --> 00:36:53.130
  • Lord, I just thank you I get to
  • 00:36:53.130 --> 00:36:56.000
  • live the rest of my life with
  • 00:36:56.000 --> 00:36:58.130
  • King Jesus in the center of
  • 00:36:58.220 --> 00:37:01.240
  • my life.
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  • Thank you for your love
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  • and grace.
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  • Thank you for your
  • 00:37:05.230 --> 00:37:06.130
  • forgiveness and mercy.
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  • I am a believer in Jesus' name,
  • 00:37:10.210 --> 00:37:13.210
  • I am a believer in Jesus' name,
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  • [m
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  • [mus
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  • [music
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  • - Tim Mannah: I'm a big
  • 00:37:18.230 --> 00:37:21.230
  • believer of having influence
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  • with, for me, the team and the
  • 00:37:23.020 --> 00:37:24.180
  • coaching staff and the office
  • 00:37:24.180 --> 00:37:26.050
  • staff because I feel like those
  • 00:37:26.050 --> 00:37:28.050
  • are the people that God's placed
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  • me around.
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  • He's put me there for a reason
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  • and I just wanna make sure I
  • 00:37:31.290 --> 00:37:33.030
  • just do my most to probably live
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  • it and not just go out there and
  • 00:37:35.120 --> 00:37:36.240
  • talk and tell people what to do.
  • 00:37:36.240 --> 00:37:38.140
  • - Brian: Well, thank you for
  • 00:37:43.010 --> 00:37:44.130
  • joining us in the program and
  • 00:37:44.130 --> 00:37:46.000
  • I hope the message really
  • 00:37:46.000 --> 00:37:47.020
  • spoke life into you.
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  • What an opportunity it is to
  • 00:37:48.110 --> 00:37:49.270
  • live our life, being an
  • 00:37:49.270 --> 00:37:51.040
  • influence, reaching a position
  • 00:37:51.040 --> 00:37:52.290
  • of influence as believers
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  • believing that out of our own
  • 00:37:54.240 --> 00:37:57.090
  • world we can raise up
  • 00:37:57.090 --> 00:37:58.190
  • influencers.
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  • I just think that everybody is
  • 00:37:59.250 --> 00:38:01.160
  • a believer, a Christian, for
  • 00:38:01.160 --> 00:38:03.010
  • purposes that go so far beyond
  • 00:38:03.010 --> 00:38:04.200
  • themselves.
  • 00:38:04.200 --> 00:38:05.110
  • So we're gonna talk about this
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  • message and I'm blessed.
  • 00:38:07.010 --> 00:38:08.110
  • I've got with me here two
  • 00:38:08.110 --> 00:38:09.230
  • incredible people, both who are
  • 00:38:09.230 --> 00:38:12.070
  • faithful part--and members of
  • 00:38:12.070 --> 00:38:13.230
  • our church along with their
  • 00:38:13.230 --> 00:38:14.230
  • families.
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  • This is Louise Markus.
  • 00:38:15.170 --> 00:38:16.240
  • Louise, been at Hillsong Church
  • 00:38:16.240 --> 00:38:19.070
  • since we were a little church.
  • 00:38:19.070 --> 00:38:20.130
  • We were small but got an amazing
  • 00:38:20.130 --> 00:38:23.030
  • story how God gave her
  • 00:38:23.030 --> 00:38:24.210
  • opportunity to serve in
  • 00:38:24.210 --> 00:38:26.100
  • Australia's federal parliament
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  • for 12 years and make a
  • 00:38:27.230 --> 00:38:30.140
  • significant difference.
  • 00:38:30.140 --> 00:38:32.000
  • And then this is Tim Mannah.
  • 00:38:32.000 --> 00:38:33.040
  • Tim Mannah is a rugby league
  • 00:38:33.040 --> 00:38:35.160
  • player, professional player,
  • 00:38:35.160 --> 00:38:37.150
  • plays for the team I love, the
  • 00:38:37.150 --> 00:38:38.240
  • Parramatta Eels and he also gets
  • 00:38:38.240 --> 00:38:41.030
  • the opportunity to be a leader,
  • 00:38:41.030 --> 00:38:42.110
  • the captain, of that team.
  • 00:38:42.110 --> 00:38:44.060
  • And so, so good to have you guys
  • 00:38:44.060 --> 00:38:46.110
  • with me and thanks so much and
  • 00:38:46.110 --> 00:38:48.180
  • it's a subject that's relevant
  • 00:38:48.180 --> 00:38:50.000
  • 'cause I'm talking all about
  • 00:38:50.000 --> 00:38:51.220
  • people in various spheres of
  • 00:38:51.220 --> 00:38:53.050
  • life who are using their faith
  • 00:38:53.050 --> 00:38:56.050
  • and also their capacity and
  • 00:38:56.050 --> 00:38:58.040
  • their passion and their heart to
  • 00:38:58.040 --> 00:39:00.250
  • reach out into all spheres of
  • 00:39:00.250 --> 00:39:03.070
  • life.
  • 00:39:03.070 --> 00:39:03.270
  • You're a politician.
  • 00:39:03.270 --> 00:39:04.170
  • You surprised me a long time ago
  • 00:39:04.270 --> 00:39:07.270
  • when you came to me.
  • 00:39:07.270 --> 00:39:09.110
  • You used to work for City Care
  • 00:39:09.110 --> 00:39:10.190
  • when things were much smaller,
  • 00:39:10.190 --> 00:39:12.030
  • Hillsong City Care.
  • 00:39:12.030 --> 00:39:13.130
  • You told me you wanted to enter
  • 00:39:13.130 --> 00:39:14.240
  • into parliament and I always
  • 00:39:14.240 --> 00:39:17.030
  • tell the story how that it's a
  • 00:39:17.030 --> 00:39:18.200
  • miracle, how that you actually
  • 00:39:18.200 --> 00:39:20.100
  • got the opportunity because your
  • 00:39:20.100 --> 00:39:22.070
  • party, which is the right side
  • 00:39:22.110 --> 00:39:25.110
  • of politics had never ever won
  • 00:39:25.210 --> 00:39:28.210
  • a seat in that area before.
  • 00:39:28.210 --> 00:39:30.020
  • It was a miracle.
  • 00:39:30.020 --> 00:39:30.260
  • Do you wanna tell us a little
  • 00:39:30.260 --> 00:39:32.000
  • bit about the story?
  • 00:39:32.000 --> 00:39:32.280
  • - Louise Markus: Yeah, well,
  • 00:39:32.280 --> 00:39:34.070
  • Brian, I think the key for me is
  • 00:39:34.070 --> 00:39:36.140
  • both relationships and also
  • 00:39:36.140 --> 00:39:38.170
  • doing well--I mean, you always
  • 00:39:38.170 --> 00:39:40.000
  • talk about it.
  • 00:39:40.000 --> 00:39:41.040
  • You know, whatever you've got in
  • 00:39:41.040 --> 00:39:42.140
  • your hand to do well and I'd
  • 00:39:42.140 --> 00:39:43.160
  • already done--always done that,
  • 00:39:43.160 --> 00:39:45.020
  • as a social worker and then--I
  • 00:39:45.020 --> 00:39:46.220
  • connected, I suppose,
  • 00:39:46.220 --> 00:39:48.080
  • relationally with people that
  • 00:39:48.080 --> 00:39:49.220
  • had influence and that were in
  • 00:39:49.220 --> 00:39:51.170
  • a position.
  • 00:39:51.170 --> 00:39:52.210
  • And when they looked at the seat
  • 00:39:52.210 --> 00:39:54.280
  • that I first took, the seat of
  • 00:39:54.280 --> 00:39:56.250
  • Greenway, they were looking for
  • 00:39:56.250 --> 00:39:58.140
  • someone who'd worked in the
  • 00:39:58.140 --> 00:39:59.140
  • community.
  • 00:39:59.140 --> 00:40:00.040
  • So a few people that I had built
  • 00:40:00.040 --> 00:40:02.030
  • relationships with, unknowingly
  • 00:40:02.030 --> 00:40:04.160
  • to me, were talking about me as
  • 00:40:04.160 --> 00:40:06.290
  • an--when the first phone call I
  • 00:40:06.290 --> 00:40:09.130
  • got before I rang you,
  • 00:40:09.130 --> 00:40:11.140
  • I actually thought,
  • 00:40:11.140 --> 00:40:12.210
  • "Oh my gosh, this is crazy.
  • 00:40:12.210 --> 00:40:15.040
  • Are you serious?"
  • 00:40:15.040 --> 00:40:16.110
  • I laughed at them.
  • 00:40:16.110 --> 00:40:18.000
  • But, you know, opportunity
  • 00:40:18.000 --> 00:40:19.120
  • and chance comes to us all.
  • 00:40:19.120 --> 00:40:21.130
  • And for me, it was
  • 00:40:21.130 --> 00:40:24.050
  • just deciding, "Okay,
  • 00:40:24.050 --> 00:40:26.120
  • I'll go for it."
  • 00:40:26.120 --> 00:40:29.100
  • And so I did what I needed
  • 00:40:29.100 --> 00:40:31.280
  • to do and really, God did the
  • 00:40:31.280 --> 00:40:34.130
  • rest.
  • 00:40:34.130 --> 00:40:35.040
  • But for me, I look back on it
  • 00:40:35.040 --> 00:40:37.030
  • and I think I just was obedient.
  • 00:40:37.040 --> 00:40:40.040
  • From my point of view, it was
  • 00:40:40.040 --> 00:40:41.160
  • sort of that simple.
  • 00:40:41.160 --> 00:40:42.120
  • And then I just learned the art
  • 00:40:43.270 --> 00:40:46.270
  • of--and used the skills that had
  • 00:40:46.270 --> 00:40:49.060
  • been invested in my life, you
  • 00:40:49.060 --> 00:40:50.110
  • know, for the years before that.
  • 00:40:50.110 --> 00:40:52.150
  • And had a wonderful opportunity
  • 00:40:52.150 --> 00:40:55.110
  • to influence what happened in
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  • our nation.
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  • - Brian: Yeah, it's great.
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  • - Tim: It's awesome.
  • 00:40:58.290 --> 00:41:00.060
  • - Brian: Tim, you're Lebanese,
  • 00:41:00.060 --> 00:41:01.270
  • born in Australia?
  • 00:41:01.270 --> 00:41:02.280
  • Born in Australia but Lebanese
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  • heritage, Lebanese Christian.
  • 00:41:04.250 --> 00:41:06.130
  • Your parents are strong
  • 00:41:06.130 --> 00:41:07.270
  • Christians and, obviously, you
  • 00:41:08.160 --> 00:41:11.160
  • grew up with the ability to play
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  • sport.
  • 00:41:14.080 --> 00:41:15.120
  • What age did you realize, "Hey,
  • 00:41:15.120 --> 00:41:16.270
  • I'm pretty good at this"?
  • 00:41:16.270 --> 00:41:18.110
  • - Tim: I actually didn't start
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  • playing league 'til I was 13.
  • 00:41:19.100 --> 00:41:20.240
  • I used to play soccer when I was
  • 00:41:20.240 --> 00:41:22.220
  • younger.
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  • Then I realized my body was
  • 00:41:23.130 --> 00:41:24.140
  • probably a bit more built to
  • 00:41:24.140 --> 00:41:25.200
  • contact sport and then made a
  • 00:41:25.200 --> 00:41:27.040
  • switch to league at 13.
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  • I got picked up by Parramatta as
  • 00:41:28.150 --> 00:41:29.260
  • a 14-year-old and, yeah, the
  • 00:41:29.260 --> 00:41:31.050
  • rest is history.
  • 00:41:31.050 --> 00:41:31.270
  • Kind of just went through all
  • 00:41:31.270 --> 00:41:33.110
  • the way through the grades and,
  • 00:41:33.110 --> 00:41:34.240
  • yeah, God opened up doors and I
  • 00:41:34.240 --> 00:41:36.150
  • was lucky to end up where I am
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  • now.
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  • - Brian: Yeah, that's good.
  • 00:41:39.080 --> 00:41:39.290
  • And have you always seen the
  • 00:41:39.290 --> 00:41:42.080
  • platform that you have as a
  • 00:41:42.080 --> 00:41:43.200
  • professional sports person as an
  • 00:41:43.200 --> 00:41:45.070
  • opportunity to just let your
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  • light shine?
  • 00:41:47.130 --> 00:41:48.170
  • - Tim: Oh, absolutely.
  • 00:41:48.170 --> 00:41:49.080
  • I think, you know, the cool
  • 00:41:49.080 --> 00:41:51.010
  • part, I guess, we have a profile
  • 00:41:51.010 --> 00:41:52.160
  • where we can influence others
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  • and make a difference to the
  • 00:41:53.250 --> 00:41:55.050
  • wide community but, you know,
  • 00:41:55.050 --> 00:41:56.240
  • for me I think it's really
  • 00:41:56.240 --> 00:41:57.200
  • important that we always draw it
  • 00:41:57.200 --> 00:41:59.000
  • back to, you know, the people
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  • around us.
  • 00:42:00.250 --> 00:42:01.150
  • And you just spoke about, in
  • 00:42:01.150 --> 00:42:02.050
  • that last service, about, you
  • 00:42:02.050 --> 00:42:03.190
  • know, the closest person to you,
  • 00:42:03.190 --> 00:42:04.290
  • start with them.
  • 00:42:04.290 --> 00:42:05.260
  • And, you know, I'm a big
  • 00:42:05.260 --> 00:42:07.030
  • believer of having influence
  • 00:42:07.030 --> 00:42:08.160
  • with, for me, the team and the
  • 00:42:08.160 --> 00:42:10.050
  • coaching staff and the office
  • 00:42:10.050 --> 00:42:11.190
  • staff because I feel like those
  • 00:42:11.190 --> 00:42:13.200
  • are the people that God's placed
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  • me around.
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  • He's put me there for a reason
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  • and I just wanna make sure I
  • 00:42:17.140 --> 00:42:18.180
  • just do my most to probably live
  • 00:42:19.180 --> 00:42:22.180
  • it and not just go out there and
  • 00:42:22.180 --> 00:42:24.000
  • talk and tell people what to do.
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  • Live it and let them see it.
  • 00:42:25.230 --> 00:42:28.090
  • - Brian: And I mean, that's
  • 00:42:28.090 --> 00:42:29.060
  • what you're known for.
  • 00:42:29.060 --> 00:42:30.240
  • And obviously, right from the
  • 00:42:30.240 --> 00:42:31.240
  • start, you had leadership on
  • 00:42:31.240 --> 00:42:33.050
  • your life and that's emerged and
  • 00:42:33.050 --> 00:42:34.170
  • now you are the leader of the
  • 00:42:34.170 --> 00:42:36.250
  • club and of the team from a
  • 00:42:36.250 --> 00:42:39.150
  • playing perspective.
  • 00:42:39.150 --> 00:42:40.080
  • And so I just think that's
  • 00:42:40.080 --> 00:42:42.170
  • incredible.
  • 00:42:42.170 --> 00:42:43.070
  • And I've watched it and I see
  • 00:42:43.070 --> 00:42:44.130
  • your life, literally, maybe it's
  • 00:42:44.130 --> 00:42:47.020
  • quietly but really having a
  • 00:42:47.020 --> 00:42:48.190
  • significant impact on other
  • 00:42:48.190 --> 00:42:50.050
  • guys.
  • 00:42:50.050 --> 00:42:51.050
  • So praise God for that.
  • 00:42:51.050 --> 00:42:52.090
  • I just think it's fantastic.
  • 00:42:52.090 --> 00:42:54.170
  • When you first entered into
  • 00:42:54.170 --> 00:42:56.050
  • parliament, federal parliament,
  • 00:42:56.050 --> 00:42:57.280
  • you know, it's really an
  • 00:42:57.280 --> 00:42:58.240
  • incredible opportunity.
  • 00:42:59.240 --> 00:43:02.260
  • Did you see your faith as
  • 00:43:02.260 --> 00:43:04.170
  • playing a part in that or were
  • 00:43:04.170 --> 00:43:05.210
  • you more interested in just the
  • 00:43:05.210 --> 00:43:07.110
  • political side of helping people
  • 00:43:07.110 --> 00:43:08.280
  • in the community?
  • 00:43:08.280 --> 00:43:10.000
  • - Louise: No, look, for me, the
  • 00:43:10.000 --> 00:43:12.270
  • faith was central.
  • 00:43:12.270 --> 00:43:14.010
  • I mean that, you know, my
  • 00:43:14.010 --> 00:43:15.130
  • relationship with Jesus is
  • 00:43:15.130 --> 00:43:16.130
  • central to who I am in my life.
  • 00:43:16.240 --> 00:43:19.240
  • And so a lot of what you do is
  • 00:43:20.230 --> 00:43:23.230
  • not necessarily about that, but
  • 00:43:23.230 --> 00:43:26.190
  • I suppose the way I conducted
  • 00:43:26.190 --> 00:43:28.050
  • myself, the way I built
  • 00:43:28.050 --> 00:43:29.120
  • relationships, and some of the
  • 00:43:29.120 --> 00:43:31.240
  • choices I made in terms of what
  • 00:43:31.240 --> 00:43:33.230
  • I focused on and how I behaved
  • 00:43:33.230 --> 00:43:36.120
  • demonstrated my faith and so,
  • 00:43:37.020 --> 00:43:40.020
  • yeah, look at what's important
  • 00:43:40.020 --> 00:43:41.160
  • for me.
  • 00:43:41.160 --> 00:43:42.060
  • Towards the last couple of
  • 00:43:42.130 --> 00:43:45.130
  • terms, I invested in the
  • 00:43:45.130 --> 00:43:47.050
  • Christian fellowship that was in
  • 00:43:47.050 --> 00:43:49.020
  • that space and was able to take
  • 00:43:49.050 --> 00:43:52.050
  • a leadership role and create an
  • 00:43:52.050 --> 00:43:53.250
  • environment where people of
  • 00:43:53.250 --> 00:43:55.040
  • faith that work in that space
  • 00:43:55.080 --> 00:43:58.080
  • can actually, you know, share
  • 00:43:58.080 --> 00:44:00.290
  • and be a bit vulnerable with one
  • 00:44:00.290 --> 00:44:02.170
  • another, so that was important,
  • 00:44:02.170 --> 00:44:04.280
  • I think.
  • 00:44:04.280 --> 00:44:05.200
  • - Tim: I think when it comes to
  • 00:44:05.200 --> 00:44:07.000
  • leadership, we're pretty lucky
  • 00:44:07.000 --> 00:44:07.200
  • 'cause, you know, as Christians,
  • 00:44:07.200 --> 00:44:10.030
  • we've been pretty much groomed
  • 00:44:10.030 --> 00:44:11.190
  • for leadership at a young age.
  • 00:44:11.190 --> 00:44:12.190
  • You know, I tell a story about,
  • 00:44:12.190 --> 00:44:14.090
  • you know, a few months ago we
  • 00:44:14.090 --> 00:44:15.120
  • had a guy or a company come in
  • 00:44:15.120 --> 00:44:17.190
  • and the club invested $6.000
  • 00:44:17.190 --> 00:44:19.210
  • into a company, do a talk about
  • 00:44:19.210 --> 00:44:20.230
  • leadership and, you know,
  • 00:44:20.230 --> 00:44:22.220
  • this--and they do it every year.
  • 00:44:22.220 --> 00:44:24.020
  • Every single year they get the
  • 00:44:24.020 --> 00:44:24.220
  • leadership group in and they get
  • 00:44:24.220 --> 00:44:26.020
  • someone to teach us about
  • 00:44:26.020 --> 00:44:26.220
  • leadership and stuff that we've
  • 00:44:26.220 --> 00:44:27.190
  • been taught as a 12-year-old or
  • 00:44:27.190 --> 00:44:28.250
  • 13-year-old at youth.
  • 00:44:28.250 --> 00:44:30.250
  • So I think we had a real
  • 00:44:30.250 --> 00:44:31.150
  • advantage growing up in the
  • 00:44:31.150 --> 00:44:32.260
  • church about, you know, learning
  • 00:44:32.260 --> 00:44:34.070
  • how to be a good leader and,
  • 00:44:34.070 --> 00:44:36.040
  • obviously, without--not just
  • 00:44:36.040 --> 00:44:36.290
  • saying it because of you but
  • 00:44:36.290 --> 00:44:38.180
  • we've got one of, you know, the
  • 00:44:38.180 --> 00:44:40.120
  • better leaders in the world to
  • 00:44:40.120 --> 00:44:41.120
  • kind of learn from and look up
  • 00:44:41.120 --> 00:44:42.180
  • to so, yeah, we've got it pretty
  • 00:44:42.180 --> 00:44:44.150
  • good as Christians
  • 00:44:44.150 --> 00:44:45.100
  • good as Christians
  • 00:44:45.100 --> 00:44:47.120
  • [m
  • 00:44:47.120 --> 00:44:47.130
  • [mus
  • 00:44:47.130 --> 00:44:47.140
  • [music
  • 00:44:47.140 --> 00:44:47.150
  • - Louise: You've got everything
  • 00:44:47.150 --> 00:44:50.120
  • that seems to be going wrong
  • 00:44:50.120 --> 00:44:52.080
  • around you which can happen.
  • 00:44:52.110 --> 00:44:55.110
  • Really, it's about trusting God.
  • 00:44:55.110 --> 00:44:56.270
  • And I remember on the Monday
  • 00:44:56.270 --> 00:44:58.040
  • before, I just said, "Well, God,
  • 00:44:59.050 --> 00:45:02.070
  • I believe you opened the door
  • 00:45:02.070 --> 00:45:03.180
  • for me to be here.
  • 00:45:03.180 --> 00:45:05.100
  • - Brian: You know, I've always
  • 00:45:11.210 --> 00:45:13.020
  • been a big believer in whatever
  • 00:45:13.020 --> 00:45:15.040
  • gift God gives you, whether it's
  • 00:45:15.040 --> 00:45:17.010
  • sport or whether it's community,
  • 00:45:17.010 --> 00:45:19.110
  • and the political world,
  • 00:45:19.110 --> 00:45:21.100
  • whatever God puts in your hand,
  • 00:45:21.100 --> 00:45:23.220
  • it's an opportunity to use that
  • 00:45:24.010 --> 00:45:27.010
  • for the glory of God.
  • 00:45:27.010 --> 00:45:28.070
  • And what--observing both of you,
  • 00:45:28.090 --> 00:45:31.090
  • I've seen you do that so well,
  • 00:45:31.110 --> 00:45:34.110
  • it kinda almost looks like you
  • 00:45:34.110 --> 00:45:35.280
  • do it with ease, you haven't had
  • 00:45:35.280 --> 00:45:37.160
  • to try to be somebody you're not
  • 00:45:37.160 --> 00:45:40.040
  • and yet your faith has really
  • 00:45:40.040 --> 00:45:42.060
  • shone strong.
  • 00:45:42.060 --> 00:45:43.110
  • I tell the story in the message
  • 00:45:43.110 --> 00:45:46.070
  • on Kings & Queens, on
  • 00:45:46.070 --> 00:45:47.110
  • Influencers, how when you first
  • 00:45:47.110 --> 00:45:49.100
  • went into parliament your maiden
  • 00:45:49.100 --> 00:45:51.060
  • speech, they call it, don't
  • 00:45:51.060 --> 00:45:52.090
  • they?
  • 00:45:52.090 --> 00:45:52.290
  • Your maiden speech which would
  • 00:45:52.290 --> 00:45:53.280
  • be recorded on their record, the
  • 00:45:53.280 --> 00:45:55.140
  • Hansard, it's called, isn't it,
  • 00:45:55.140 --> 00:45:56.220
  • here in Australia?
  • 00:45:56.220 --> 00:45:57.250
  • It's the official record.
  • 00:45:57.250 --> 00:45:59.070
  • You gave glory to God.
  • 00:45:59.070 --> 00:46:00.240
  • You even thanked God for your
  • 00:46:00.240 --> 00:46:03.030
  • church home and you thanked God
  • 00:46:03.030 --> 00:46:04.210
  • for your pastors.
  • 00:46:04.210 --> 00:46:06.030
  • That's actually how you went in
  • 00:46:06.030 --> 00:46:07.110
  • there.
  • 00:46:07.110 --> 00:46:08.010
  • You set that platform, so
  • 00:46:08.010 --> 00:46:09.280
  • everybody knew what Louise
  • 00:46:09.280 --> 00:46:11.170
  • Markus was about in the
  • 00:46:11.170 --> 00:46:13.080
  • Parliament House.
  • 00:46:13.080 --> 00:46:14.050
  • - Louise: Well, I mean, Brian,
  • 00:46:14.050 --> 00:46:16.090
  • you and Bobbie and this church,
  • 00:46:16.090 --> 00:46:18.210
  • I mean, the Word of God first
  • 00:46:18.210 --> 00:46:20.290
  • and then this, the house, is
  • 00:46:20.290 --> 00:46:23.210
  • where my life has been built,
  • 00:46:24.010 --> 00:46:27.010
  • really.
  • 00:46:27.010 --> 00:46:27.210
  • And so I couldn't not stand
  • 00:46:27.240 --> 00:46:30.240
  • there in that space and not
  • 00:46:31.020 --> 00:46:34.020
  • acknowledge that that was part
  • 00:46:34.020 --> 00:46:35.240
  • of the reason I was there.
  • 00:46:35.240 --> 00:46:38.020
  • Because everything that had been
  • 00:46:38.020 --> 00:46:39.120
  • invested into me and that I had
  • 00:46:39.120 --> 00:46:41.250
  • grabbed a hold of had
  • 00:46:41.250 --> 00:46:44.120
  • contributed towards that.
  • 00:46:44.120 --> 00:46:46.230
  • And you know, it's such a
  • 00:46:46.230 --> 00:46:48.070
  • privilege for any of us that are
  • 00:46:48.260 --> 00:46:51.260
  • in a position to influence that
  • 00:46:51.260 --> 00:46:54.140
  • God trusts us to do that.
  • 00:46:54.250 --> 00:46:57.250
  • And, you know, a girl from
  • 00:46:59.220 --> 00:47:02.240
  • Sydney, Australia, completely
  • 00:47:02.240 --> 00:47:04.170
  • unknown to anybody, who got to
  • 00:47:04.170 --> 00:47:07.110
  • walk through the corridors of
  • 00:47:07.110 --> 00:47:09.130
  • power, so to speak, in Australia
  • 00:47:09.130 --> 00:47:11.220
  • and knock on prime ministers'
  • 00:47:11.220 --> 00:47:13.000
  • doors and sit there and be able
  • 00:47:13.280 --> 00:47:16.280
  • to, you know, ask or say what I
  • 00:47:17.190 --> 00:47:20.190
  • thought.
  • 00:47:20.190 --> 00:47:21.100
  • - Brian: You know, the thing is
  • 00:47:21.100 --> 00:47:22.200
  • politics is a tough business.
  • 00:47:22.200 --> 00:47:23.100
  • It's a hard-nosed business.
  • 00:47:23.100 --> 00:47:25.000
  • You've gotta be thick-skinned to
  • 00:47:25.000 --> 00:47:26.100
  • be in politics, I think anywhere
  • 00:47:26.100 --> 00:47:27.200
  • in the world, and more so today
  • 00:47:27.200 --> 00:47:28.170
  • than perhaps ever before.
  • 00:47:28.170 --> 00:47:29.290
  • - Louise: Yeah, I think
  • 00:47:29.290 --> 00:47:30.190
  • increasingly so.
  • 00:47:30.190 --> 00:47:32.020
  • - Brian: Yeah, and so was your
  • 00:47:32.020 --> 00:47:33.090
  • faith a help in all of that?
  • 00:47:33.090 --> 00:47:35.120
  • - Louise: Yeah, look, I think
  • 00:47:35.120 --> 00:47:37.190
  • definitely and I think the
  • 00:47:37.190 --> 00:47:39.150
  • grace, I mean, you talked about
  • 00:47:39.150 --> 00:47:40.270
  • it, Tim.
  • 00:47:40.270 --> 00:47:41.170
  • And for me, by nature I'm a bit
  • 00:47:42.120 --> 00:47:45.120
  • of a sensitive person so for me
  • 00:47:45.120 --> 00:47:48.050
  • to be in that space was quite
  • 00:47:48.050 --> 00:47:50.210
  • incredible and have the grace.
  • 00:47:50.210 --> 00:47:52.230
  • So God's grace, I would say had
  • 00:47:52.230 --> 00:47:54.250
  • a lot to do with it.
  • 00:47:54.250 --> 00:47:55.210
  • But also, having your identity
  • 00:47:56.120 --> 00:47:59.120
  • in Christ so it's what he says
  • 00:47:59.160 --> 00:48:02.180
  • about you and, you know, if you
  • 00:48:02.180 --> 00:48:05.160
  • stay close to him then you can
  • 00:48:05.160 --> 00:48:07.020
  • not be--not worry so much about
  • 00:48:11.220 --> 00:48:13.040
  • what other people think but
  • 00:48:13.040 --> 00:48:14.020
  • focus on--
  • 00:48:14.020 --> 00:48:15.290
  • - Brian: I talked today how, as
  • 00:48:15.290 --> 00:48:17.090
  • a pastor, I believe for God to
  • 00:48:17.090 --> 00:48:18.250
  • raise people up on both sides of
  • 00:48:18.250 --> 00:48:20.100
  • politics, you know, the
  • 00:48:20.100 --> 00:48:21.100
  • Christians.
  • 00:48:21.100 --> 00:48:22.140
  • - Louise: And I'd love that.
  • 00:48:22.140 --> 00:48:23.160
  • - Brian: And I still pray that,
  • 00:48:23.160 --> 00:48:24.260
  • you know.
  • 00:48:24.260 --> 00:48:25.160
  • I just really feel it shouldn't
  • 00:48:25.160 --> 00:48:26.080
  • just be, it's only Christians
  • 00:48:26.080 --> 00:48:27.290
  • can serve God here, but people
  • 00:48:27.290 --> 00:48:30.060
  • of faith according to, you know,
  • 00:48:30.090 --> 00:48:33.090
  • their passion can serve God
  • 00:48:33.090 --> 00:48:35.160
  • anywhere where they have the
  • 00:48:35.160 --> 00:48:36.220
  • opportunity and the freedom to
  • 00:48:36.220 --> 00:48:38.100
  • be a believer in that space.
  • 00:48:38.100 --> 00:48:40.110
  • So that's kind of what I
  • 00:48:40.110 --> 00:48:41.190
  • believe.
  • 00:48:41.190 --> 00:48:42.090
  • For I know, in various
  • 00:48:42.090 --> 00:48:43.120
  • elections, and you went through
  • 00:48:43.120 --> 00:48:44.140
  • numbers of them, you definitely
  • 00:48:44.140 --> 00:48:46.050
  • came up, though, against some
  • 00:48:46.050 --> 00:48:47.100
  • pretty tough politics and some
  • 00:48:47.100 --> 00:48:48.220
  • pretty dirty techniques and so
  • 00:48:48.220 --> 00:48:51.000
  • do you feel like, you know,
  • 00:48:51.000 --> 00:48:52.020
  • talked about grace, you feel
  • 00:48:52.020 --> 00:48:53.070
  • like knowing Jesus really helped
  • 00:48:53.070 --> 00:48:54.270
  • you in those times?
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  • - Louise: Definitely and there
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  • were times where I just knew
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  • that if I just put one foot in
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  • front of the other that it would
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  • be okay, that I'd get there.
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  • And sometimes, you know, the
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  • Lord would just--you know, I
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  • have a word for that particular
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  • election.
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  • Look, last time was probably the
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  • toughest and, yeah, look, when
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  • you've got everything that seems
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  • to be going wrong around you
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  • which can happen, you know,
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  • really, it's about trusting God.
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  • And I remember on the Monday
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  • before, I just said, "Well, God,
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  • I believe you opened the door
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  • for me to be here.
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  • I stepped in so it's up to you,
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  • you know, my life's in your
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  • hands," and you know, now I've
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  • got some tremendous
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  • opportunities in front of me as
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  • well, and so.
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  • - Brian: That's good.
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  • Yeah, and Tim, you played 180
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  • games, you just told me before.
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  • And that's a lot.
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  • In your sport, that's a, you
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  • know, high-impact contact sport,
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  • that's a lot of games.
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  • Very, very few people ever reach
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  • 300 games.
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  • You've still got lots of years
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  • ahead of you, if your body
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  • doesn't let you down.
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  • I don't believe it's going to.
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  • And what I love about you from
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  • my observation and I get to see
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  • you from pretty close quarters,
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  • is your quiet faith, the way you
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  • live out your Christianity
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  • without striving, without
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  • grandstanding, and in that, you
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  • know, the grace for leadership
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  • that God's given you, I know
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  • that well beyond your retirement
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  • from sport in a few years' time
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  • your life is gonna have a huge
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  • impact and I'm proud of both of
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  • you.
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  • I think you both wear your
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  • Christian faith well and I
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  • think, you know, God opened
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  • doors for you both and I feel
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  • like you've walked through those
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  • doors in a way where you've
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  • basically brought glory to God
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  • in what you do.
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  • So thank God for it.
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  • And, you know, I was talking
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  • about influence and how it
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  • actually gives you a seat at the
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  • table and, you know, you're
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  • experiencing that literally now.
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  • The opportunity to sit at
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  • specific tables in the business
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  • world and community, you know,
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  • public service, helping other
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  • people.
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  • And you know, I thank God for it
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  • because with faith as you're
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  • talking about, as we're talking
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  • about, you know, it's never
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  • over.
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  • What looks like an end is only a
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  • beginning to God.
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  • So praise God for it.
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  • You're both living lives of
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  • influence and thank God he's
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  • given you the opportunity.
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  • - Tim: Thank you.
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  • - Louise: Bless you.
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  • - Brian: Thank you
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  • for watching.
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  • We're gonna be doing this again
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  • next week so I pray you
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  • really will join us again.
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  • Be blessed.
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  • Be blessed.
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