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5 Rules For Scaling Your Summit

Watch 5 Rules For Scaling Your Summit
August 11, 2017
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5 Rules For Scaling Your Summit

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  • - Hi, and welcome to Church By The Glades.
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  • We're so excited you're here today.
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  • In the next few moments, we're going to hear from
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  • Pastor David Hughes as he shares about how
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  • we can live life to the fullest.
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  • So stick around it's going to be a ton of fun,
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  • and you're definitely going to be encouraged.
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  • - At Church By The Glades, we like to say,
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  • no perfect people allowed,
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  • which means that no matter where you are in life,
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  • you will be welcomed when you visit.
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  • So, in case you haven't checked us out yet,
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  • here's a sneak peek at some of what you can expect
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  • at Church By The Glades.
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  • (lively rock music)
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  • 'Cause our God is great
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  • And greatly to be praised
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  • Turn it up 'til the walls are shakin'
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  • We're ready now
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  • Come alive in the name of Jesus
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  • And now the party has begun
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  • Come and celebrate this love
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  • 'Cause our God already won
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  • Now we're dancing to the sound of freedom
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  • Lift your voice and sing
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  • If you've been redeemed
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  • 'Cause our God is great
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  • And greatly to be praised
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  • If He brought you out
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  • Lift your voice and shout (congregation shouting)
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  • 'Cause our God is great
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  • And greatly to be praised
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  • Turn it up 'til the walls are shakin'
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  • We're ready now
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  • Come alive in the name of Jesus
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  • Yeah
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  • Now the party has begun
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  • Come and celebrate this love
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  • 'Cause our God already won
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  • Now we're dancing to the sound of freedom
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  • Yeah, yeah, yeah
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  • Ooh, yeah
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  • Turn it up 'til the walls are shakin'
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  • We're ready now
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  • Come alive in the name of Jesus
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  • Woo!
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  • (congregation clapping)
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  • Now the party has begun
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  • Come and celebrate this love
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  • 'Cause our God already won
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  • Now we're dancing to the sound of freedom
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  • The party has begun
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  • Come and celebrate this love
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  • 'Cause our God already won
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  • Now we're dancing to the sound of freedom
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  • Ooh, yeah
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  • Ooh, yeah
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  • - Alright, guys, it's time to go ahead
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  • and get into the teaching.
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  • So, if you've got a Bible nearby, go ahead and grab it
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  • or pull it up on your mobile device.
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  • You might want to also take some notes.
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  • We really believe that the next few moments
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  • could make a big impact in your life.
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  • Let's watch together.
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  • - Alright, this week we're in the Old Testament.
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  • We're going to be in First Samuel, chapter nine.
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  • First Samuel, chapter nine.
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  • Hey, to all of our campuses,
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  • let's say that together loudly, ready?
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  • First Samuel, chapter ...
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  • - [Congregation] Nine!
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  • - Chapter nine, chapter nine.
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  • And, as I planned this series out, Summit,
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  • months ago I thought I would tackle the great
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  • mountain stories of the Bible 'cause, contextually,
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  • some of the stories in the Bible are set on mountains,
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  • like, you know, The Sermon on the Mount,
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  • greatest sermon ever preached,
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  • Matthew chapters five, six and seven,
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  • or the Mount of Transfiguration.
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  • That's a great story.
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  • I'll probably do that one in the weeks to come.
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  • It's Matthew 17.
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  • Or, maybe, oh, that great Old Testament story,
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  • the battle between the man of God, Elijah,
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  • and the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel.
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  • Ah, man, 'cause if you've ever been to Israel,
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  • it's a mountainous place.
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  • When you get there though, you can see the topography
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  • is mountainous and it's rugged
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  • and, so, a lot of the best stories in the Bible,
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  • the setting, is a mountain.
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  • So, I thought I'd do a mountain story but then I remembered
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  • I live in a beautiful place called South Florida,
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  • and if you're watching this service on the Hillsong Channel,
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  • and you don't live in the States,
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  • South Florida, well, simply said,
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  • South Florida, we don't do mountains.
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  • (laughter)
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  • We're flat, right?
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  • If you live in South Florida,
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  • there's nothing mountainous, there's no mountains,
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  • there's no hills, there's nothing.
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  • It's flat.
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  • You pick your analogy.
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  • Man, we're flat as a pancake flat, right?
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  • We're flat as a board flat.
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  • We're flat like the ocean would be flat when I'm fishing
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  • the Flats in my Flats boat flat.
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  • We're flat as Mariah Carey on New Year's Eve flat.
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  • (loud laughter and clapping)
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  • We're flat as Adele at the Grammy's flat, right?
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  • Just. (loud cheering)
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  • Just saying, they're great musicians
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  • but they were flat, they were flat.
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  • Sometimes I preach a sermon, it falls kind of flat, right?
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  • So, it's flat, we don't have mountains here.
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  • So, when we talk about a mountain, maybe we talk about going
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  • on a vacation to go ski in Colarado
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  • or go to the mountains of North Carolina,
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  • but we don't do mountains.
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  • We don't have mountains.
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  • I love driving through Everglades National Park
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  • and it'll actually have signs with the elevation,
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  • three feet. (laughter)
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  • It's flat, it's flat.
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  • So, one way we talk about mountains
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  • in South Florida is metaphorically.
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  • As you talk about your goals, you might say, you know,
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  • I'm trying to climb the mountain of success,
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  • I hope to have a mountaintop experience, you know?
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  • I wanna dream the dream, I want to achieve my goals.
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  • Conversely, the valley is that low place.
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  • The valley is that difficult place.
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  • The valley is the place of the problematic,
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  • or the valley is that place
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  • where you see little progress in your life.
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  • See, we're trying to all climb that mountain.
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  • So, I thought week one, let me deal with a metaphorical
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  • mountainous story that begins in First Samuel
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  • chapter nine, chapter nine.
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  • And it's a story how God is so amazing
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  • that He plucks a young man from the valley of obscurity
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  • and takes him to the pinnacle of power and promise.
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  • He takes him from the valley,
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  • where he's undiscovered and unknown,
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  • and He takes him to the mountaintop of majesty,
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  • the summit of success.
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  • It's a story of the rise and coronation of
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  • the first king of Israel.
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  • His name is Saul.
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  • And there are many fun ways to state the Bible.
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  • I wanna do a little verse by verse with you,
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  • so this is gonna be a great study, I hope, tonight.
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  • I hope it will bless you.
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  • And I have several points, I hope you'll write these down.
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  • In fact, I even have a title.
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  • I title every single sermon
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  • but I hardly ever share the title,
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  • I just use it for my own filing,
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  • but today I wanna share the title.
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  • Okay, so, here's the title.
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  • It's about how to elevate your life,
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  • so here's the title for the talk, here's what it's called.
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  • Five Rules, Five Rules For Scaling Your Summit.
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  • Five Rules For Scaling Your Summit,
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  • with a bit of a subtitle there,
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  • an apology from someone who knows
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  • nothing about mountain climbing,
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  • (laughter)
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  • 'cause I live in Florida and it's flat here, right?
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  • So, I know that title does not instill a lot of
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  • great confidence in your heart, but hang with me.
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  • Though I don't know much about mountains,
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  • I do understand, I think, these chapters pretty well.
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  • So, we'll begin in chapter nine,
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  • little verse by verse, and five.
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  • Now, normally I give you guys one principle,
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  • maybe three principles,
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  • but you're looking like you're ready to dig in.
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  • Who's up for five?
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  • Anybody up for five? (loud cheering)
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  • Alright, hold up your hand, show me all five fingers,
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  • all five fingers, so here's a distant high-five, ready?
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  • Uh, here we go, five, five.
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  • We'll start with the first one,
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  • but first let's start with the Word of God,
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  • a narrative about this young man, his name is Saul,
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  • and he's gonna be crowned the first king ever
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  • in the history of Israel.
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  • It says in verse one, we'll skip around a little bit,
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  • "There was a Benjamite, a man of standing ...
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  • "He had a son named Saul,
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  • "a very impressive young man
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  • "without equal among the Israelites."
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  • Other translation says he was handsome.
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  • Ladies, he was ripped, he was chiseled,
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  • he's a good looking dude.
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  • On top of that, it says, "He was a head taller
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  • "than any of the others."
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  • Now, back in the day, these kings were warrior kings.
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  • They were charged with protecting the people.
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  • They didn't stay in the back and send out the soldiers.
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  • They led the soldiers into battle.
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  • So, to have a big dude, a head taller, I mean,
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  • like NBA power forward size, right, was a great thing.
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  • So, he's nice looking and, physically, he's imposing.
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  • "Now the donkeys," verse three,
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  • "Now the donkeys belonging to Saul's father Kish were lost."
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  • Let me stop right there, make sure you're with me.
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  • What's lost?
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  • - [Congregation] The donkeys.
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  • - What's lost?
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  • - [Congregation] The donkeys! - Donkeys, right?
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  • He didn't lose his keys.
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  • Not like my kids, I lost my homework, right?
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  • The what was lost?
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  • The donkeys.
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  • What was lost?
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  • The ... - [Congregation] The donkeys.
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  • - What was lost?
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  • The ... - [Congregation] The donkeys!
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  • - The donkeys, alright, lost some donkeys.
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  • So, his father is a herdsman or a farmer,
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  • they've got donkeys, and I'm not sure how you lose donkeys
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  • but they're lost, alright?
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  • So, they're lost, so "Kish said to his son Saul,
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  • "Take one of the servants with you and go
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  • "and look for the donkeys."
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  • Verse four, look at this.
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  • So, he obeys, "he passed through the hill country of Ephraim
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  • "and through the area of Shalisha,"
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  • but he did not find them, they're still lost.
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  • "They went into the district of Shaalim,
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  • "but the donkeys were not there."
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  • Finally, he keeps looking, "he passes through the territory
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  • "of Benjamin," but he did not find them.
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  • I mean, he looks hard.
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  • He looks through the territory of Benjamin
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  • to the tribe of Ephraim.
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  • He covers a lot of miles.
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  • It takes a number of days.
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  • We're about to find out he eats all his food,
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  • he spends all his money.
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  • I mean, he's looking hard for the lost, lost, lost ...
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  • (Pastor clicks fingers) - [Congregation] Donkeys!
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  • - Lost donkeys, lost donkeys, alright.
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  • I find the first principle
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  • on Scaling Your Summit right here.
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  • I find rule number one, here it is.
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  • If you wanna get to your summit someday,
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  • achieve your dream or your goal,
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  • there are no shortcuts to your summit.
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  • Isn't that depressing?
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  • I wish there was. (laughter)
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  • I've actually studied the Bible for weeks trying to find
  • 00:11:19.220 --> 00:11:21.130
  • a Biblical shortcut just to make it easier.
  • 00:11:21.130 --> 00:11:24.030
  • I found many ways to make it tougher,
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  • make it harder, to sabotage your own success,
  • 00:11:26.170 --> 00:11:30.020
  • but based on how this begins,
  • 00:11:30.020 --> 00:11:31.200
  • there are no shortcuts to your summit.
  • 00:11:31.200 --> 00:11:34.250
  • Now, I'm talking about a metaphorical mountain in this story
  • 00:11:36.180 --> 00:11:39.050
  • that God's gonna take this young man, it's so cool.
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  • He's gonna pluck him from the valley of obscurity
  • 00:11:41.190 --> 00:11:43.170
  • to the pinnacle of power, alright, it's metaphorical,
  • 00:11:43.170 --> 00:11:46.000
  • but if we're gonna talk real mountains,
  • 00:11:46.000 --> 00:11:47.130
  • and I can see the fact that
  • 00:11:47.130 --> 00:11:48.200
  • I don't know a lot about mountains,
  • 00:11:48.200 --> 00:11:50.140
  • I was born in West Virginia.
  • 00:11:50.140 --> 00:11:51.200
  • They've got mountains in West Virginia,
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  • but moved to Florida when I was three,
  • 00:11:52.270 --> 00:11:54.050
  • so I don't do mountains.
  • 00:11:54.050 --> 00:11:55.260
  • We do landfills in Florida, not mountains.
  • 00:11:55.260 --> 00:11:58.050
  • (laughter)
  • 00:11:58.050 --> 00:11:59.170
  • But, if I asked you to name a famous mountain,
  • 00:11:59.170 --> 00:12:01.230
  • if I said, okay, when I say three,
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  • shout out the name of the most famous mountain
  • 00:12:03.090 --> 00:12:04.290
  • you can think of, right, what would you say?
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  • One, two, three.
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  • (congregation shouts inaudibly)
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  • I think everybody said Mount Everest.
  • 00:12:08.110 --> 00:12:11.000
  • Okay, so I researched Mount Everest.
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  • It's on the borderline of Tibet and Nepal.
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  • Mount Everest is named for a British surveyor
  • 00:12:14.260 --> 00:12:18.140
  • who, ironically, never climbed Mount Everest.
  • 00:12:18.140 --> 00:12:21.080
  • In fact, he never saw Mount Everest.
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  • And it's the highest peak on the planet,
  • 00:12:23.260 --> 00:12:27.060
  • 29.035 feet.
  • 00:12:27.060 --> 00:12:28.060
  • Now, if you were so motivated, so inclined,
  • 00:12:30.040 --> 00:12:32.150
  • that your dream was, someday, I wanna summit Mount Everest,
  • 00:12:32.150 --> 00:12:35.150
  • I wanna get to the top of Mount Everest, how do you do it?
  • 00:12:35.150 --> 00:12:38.220
  • How do you climb the highest peak?
  • 00:12:38.220 --> 00:12:41.040
  • Simply said, here's how you do it.
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  • You start at the bottom to get to the top.
  • 00:12:43.100 --> 00:12:47.150
  • Right, you start at the bottom, and the way you do it is
  • 00:12:48.250 --> 00:12:51.020
  • one slow, careful, methodical step
  • 00:12:51.020 --> 00:12:54.200
  • at a time.
  • 00:12:54.200 --> 00:12:56.090
  • You start at the bottom if someday you wanna get to the top.
  • 00:12:56.090 --> 00:13:00.090
  • Have I lost anybody, is that too complex?
  • 00:13:01.150 --> 00:13:03.020
  • Do I need to break it down a little more?
  • 00:13:03.020 --> 00:13:06.180
  • I mean, to start at the bottom, it's not fun.
  • 00:13:06.180 --> 00:13:10.230
  • Is there somebody here, you feel like you're at the bottom
  • 00:13:12.060 --> 00:13:13.040
  • right now, you're at the bottom?
  • 00:13:13.040 --> 00:13:14.200
  • What you're doing right now is unspecial, it's mundane,
  • 00:13:14.200 --> 00:13:16.240
  • therefore, you deem it unimportant.
  • 00:13:16.240 --> 00:13:19.000
  • Maybe you're a young person, you're a young person.
  • 00:13:19.000 --> 00:13:21.000
  • What're you doing right now?
  • 00:13:21.000 --> 00:13:22.150
  • (in a comical voice) Oh man, I'm just trying to stay awake
  • 00:13:22.150 --> 00:13:24.080
  • in my Sophomore Geology class.
  • 00:13:24.080 --> 00:13:26.090
  • It's so boring.
  • 00:13:26.090 --> 00:13:27.170
  • I'm not gonna be a Geologist someday,
  • 00:13:27.170 --> 00:13:29.030
  • then why does it even matter?
  • 00:13:29.030 --> 00:13:30.160
  • Oh, this is all such a drag, it doesn't matter.
  • 00:13:30.160 --> 00:13:32.190
  • Who cares what grade I get?
  • 00:13:32.190 --> 00:13:34.240
  • Or maybe you have your degree, and you have your first job
  • 00:13:34.240 --> 00:13:38.070
  • but it's entry level at a large corporation.
  • 00:13:38.070 --> 00:13:40.080
  • You're thinking, I'm here working in a cubicle
  • 00:13:40.080 --> 00:13:42.070
  • with a thousand other people just like me.
  • 00:13:42.070 --> 00:13:44.020
  • I'm unnoticed, it doesn't really matter,
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  • the boss doesn't pay attention.
  • 00:13:45.290 --> 00:13:47.140
  • Or maybe, I don't know, you're the Assistant Night Manager
  • 00:13:47.140 --> 00:13:50.040
  • at Chipotle, you know, and this is not a big deal.
  • 00:13:50.040 --> 00:13:52.200
  • I'm a Night Manager at Chipotle.
  • 00:13:52.200 --> 00:13:54.080
  • Now, stop right now 'cause Chipotle is anointed food
  • 00:13:54.080 --> 00:13:57.110
  • blessed by God.
  • 00:13:57.110 --> 00:13:58.210
  • (laughter and clapping)
  • 00:13:58.210 --> 00:14:01.160
  • And you're thinking, what you doing right now,
  • 00:14:01.160 --> 00:14:02.270
  • it doesn't matter.
  • 00:14:02.270 --> 00:14:04.120
  • Listen, listen.
  • 00:14:05.110 --> 00:14:07.070
  • The Bible says, this is so important, the Bible says,
  • 00:14:07.070 --> 00:14:09.190
  • it says, there's this verse in Colossians,
  • 00:14:09.190 --> 00:14:11.120
  • it says, whatever.
  • 00:14:11.120 --> 00:14:12.270
  • It says, whatever.
  • 00:14:14.140 --> 00:14:15.260
  • This verse says, whatever, whatever.
  • 00:14:15.260 --> 00:14:18.000
  • This verse, don't miss how it begins, it says, ready?
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  • Whatever, stay with me, one, two, three.
  • 00:14:20.210 --> 00:14:22.140
  • (in unison) Whatever.
  • 00:14:22.140 --> 00:14:23.280
  • Come on, everybody, this verse says, one, two, three.
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  • (in unison) Whatever
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  • you find in your hand, do with all your might
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  • as unto the Lord.
  • 00:14:30.100 --> 00:14:32.030
  • It doesn't say, whatever thing you think's important,
  • 00:14:32.030 --> 00:14:34.090
  • whatever thing people notice, whatever thing gets esteem,
  • 00:14:34.090 --> 00:14:37.020
  • no, whatever, whatever.
  • 00:14:37.020 --> 00:14:38.150
  • So, maybe you're doing something, it's at entry level
  • 00:14:38.150 --> 00:14:40.260
  • or beginning, and you think it's unimportant,
  • 00:14:40.260 --> 00:14:42.230
  • it doesn't matter, whatever.
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  • Come on, say it with me,
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  • (in unison) whatever,
  • 00:14:45.160 --> 00:14:46.290
  • come on, whatever you find in your hand,
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  • you do with all your might as unto the Lord.
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  • If you wanna stand on the summit,
  • 00:14:52.050 --> 00:14:54.140
  • you'd better be good at the bottom.
  • 00:14:54.140 --> 00:14:56.100
  • (cheering and clapping)
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  • I'll wait for it.
  • 00:14:58.100 --> 00:14:59.070
  • (loud clapping)
  • 00:14:59.070 --> 00:15:01.260
  • So, the summit of Everest is 29.035 feet.
  • 00:15:01.260 --> 00:15:05.250
  • And, by the way, I did a lot of research, I didn't know
  • 00:15:05.250 --> 00:15:07.120
  • how you climbed it, I've never been to Everest, right?
  • 00:15:07.120 --> 00:15:09.270
  • I don't do mountains, I'm from Florida.
  • 00:15:09.270 --> 00:15:11.140
  • So, I figured, I guess that what happens is,
  • 00:15:11.140 --> 00:15:13.000
  • if you're a really good mountain climber
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  • and that's your dream,
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  • and you've got the money and the aptitude,
  • 00:15:15.170 --> 00:15:16.260
  • and you've trained,
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  • you spend a long weekend or something,
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  • go to Nepal and you climb Everest.
  • 00:15:19.250 --> 00:15:21.100
  • No, no, no, no.
  • 00:15:21.100 --> 00:15:22.220
  • It takes two months.
  • 00:15:22.220 --> 00:15:25.020
  • Even for an experienced climber in good shape,
  • 00:15:25.020 --> 00:15:27.170
  • it takes two months.
  • 00:15:27.170 --> 00:15:29.030
  • So, they climb in May, 'cause that's when the weather allows
  • 00:15:29.030 --> 00:15:31.000
  • a brief window to get to the summit, perhaps.
  • 00:15:31.000 --> 00:15:33.110
  • You go in March and it takes two months
  • 00:15:33.110 --> 00:15:35.060
  • for your body to acclimatize, to acclimate to the altitude,
  • 00:15:35.060 --> 00:15:39.060
  • because the top is 29.000 feet
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  • and there are four camps at ascending heights
  • 00:15:41.280 --> 00:15:44.030
  • working up towards the summit.
  • 00:15:44.030 --> 00:15:45.190
  • And, so, what you do is you stay at base camp,
  • 00:15:45.190 --> 00:15:48.110
  • that's at the bottom, base camp, for a couple of weeks,
  • 00:15:48.110 --> 00:15:51.090
  • getting used to altitude 'cause base camp is 17.700 feet.
  • 00:15:51.090 --> 00:15:55.140
  • And then, you climb up to camp one,
  • 00:15:56.180 --> 00:15:57.270
  • stay there for a day, and come back down.
  • 00:15:57.270 --> 00:16:00.020
  • Then you go to camp two, crossing a dangerous icefall
  • 00:16:00.020 --> 00:16:03.050
  • every single time, get used to the elevation at camp two,
  • 00:16:03.050 --> 00:16:06.020
  • you come back down.
  • 00:16:06.020 --> 00:16:07.100
  • And over the two months, you go higher and higher
  • 00:16:07.100 --> 00:16:09.150
  • until, finally, you attempt the summit.
  • 00:16:09.150 --> 00:16:11.140
  • And, some years, no one ever makes it.
  • 00:16:11.140 --> 00:16:14.060
  • Every year someone dies, but in years like 2014,
  • 00:16:14.060 --> 00:16:17.120
  • nobody got to the summit.
  • 00:16:17.120 --> 00:16:20.030
  • You start at the bottom.
  • 00:16:20.030 --> 00:16:21.170
  • And, by the way, base camp, almost 18.000 feet.
  • 00:16:21.170 --> 00:16:24.100
  • I've never been there, anybody been there,
  • 00:16:24.100 --> 00:16:25.170
  • anybody ever climbed, anybody?
  • 00:16:25.170 --> 00:16:27.080
  • And I had a person all weekend long,
  • 00:16:27.080 --> 00:16:28.220
  • there was a guy in our church, a guy named Scott.
  • 00:16:28.220 --> 00:16:30.270
  • Scott was with us back in the old building, way back.
  • 00:16:30.270 --> 00:16:34.030
  • Not across the courtyard here on this campus
  • 00:16:34.030 --> 00:16:36.240
  • but the old building,
  • 00:16:36.240 --> 00:16:38.100
  • back when we had one little tiny building on University.
  • 00:16:38.100 --> 00:16:40.060
  • Anybody who was with us back in the University Drive days,
  • 00:16:40.060 --> 00:16:42.120
  • our little building, anybody?
  • 00:16:42.120 --> 00:16:43.120
  • Yeah, alright, woo!
  • 00:16:43.120 --> 00:16:44.230
  • Another old guy like me, awesome, yeah.
  • 00:16:44.230 --> 00:16:47.080
  • And, Scott and Kerry Jenkins were with us back then,
  • 00:16:47.080 --> 00:16:50.120
  • wonderful members of our church,
  • 00:16:50.120 --> 00:16:51.290
  • and Scott got a job, transferred to Singapore.
  • 00:16:51.290 --> 00:16:55.020
  • He's in the gas and oil industry and he's done really well,
  • 00:16:55.020 --> 00:16:57.120
  • and he's lived all over the world.
  • 00:16:57.120 --> 00:16:58.210
  • He's taken his two boys on these adventures
  • 00:16:58.210 --> 00:17:00.240
  • and they've been on vacation in Nepal,
  • 00:17:00.240 --> 00:17:02.280
  • and he promised his two sons, if you guys make good grades
  • 00:17:02.280 --> 00:17:05.230
  • and you're good kids and make good choices,
  • 00:17:05.230 --> 00:17:07.110
  • when you turn 16, I'll take you on a dad trip
  • 00:17:07.110 --> 00:17:09.290
  • and you can pick the place, and if I can afford it,
  • 00:17:09.290 --> 00:17:11.250
  • and they do alright, he said, I'll make it happen.
  • 00:17:11.250 --> 00:17:14.090
  • And his older son, Garret, said, I wanna go, Dad,
  • 00:17:14.090 --> 00:17:16.170
  • on my 16th birthday, to the base camp of Everest.
  • 00:17:16.170 --> 00:17:20.080
  • Now, it's 17.700 feet,
  • 00:17:20.080 --> 00:17:22.170
  • and I heard about this a couple of years ago
  • 00:17:22.170 --> 00:17:23.250
  • when Scott and Garret did it and I thought,
  • 00:17:23.250 --> 00:17:25.000
  • how cool would that be?
  • 00:17:25.000 --> 00:17:26.070
  • I mean, I wish I could do that with my son.
  • 00:17:26.070 --> 00:17:27.010
  • That'd be awesome.
  • 00:17:27.010 --> 00:17:28.160
  • And I assumed the way you got to base camp at Everest was
  • 00:17:28.160 --> 00:17:31.060
  • you flew into Kathmandu and then you took a bus, right,
  • 00:17:31.060 --> 00:17:34.080
  • took a bus or something, or maybe a Jeep,
  • 00:17:34.080 --> 00:17:36.190
  • and you went to base camp and then you'd start,
  • 00:17:36.190 --> 00:17:38.190
  • because base camp's at the bottom.
  • 00:17:38.190 --> 00:17:40.080
  • I was so dead wrong.
  • 00:17:40.080 --> 00:17:42.090
  • I called Scott this week 'cause in my research,
  • 00:17:42.090 --> 00:17:44.000
  • I found that's not what you do.
  • 00:17:44.000 --> 00:17:45.160
  • What Scott and his son did was a typical thing.
  • 00:17:45.160 --> 00:17:47.150
  • You do fly into Kathmandu in Nepal,
  • 00:17:47.150 --> 00:17:49.170
  • then you take a modified plane to the highest
  • 00:17:49.170 --> 00:17:52.030
  • landing strip they have near Everest,
  • 00:17:52.030 --> 00:17:54.110
  • then once you finally land on this tiny strip,
  • 00:17:54.110 --> 00:17:57.090
  • there are no roads.
  • 00:17:57.090 --> 00:17:58.290
  • So, no buses, no Jeeps.
  • 00:17:58.290 --> 00:18:00.190
  • You trek, you climb for seven days.
  • 00:18:00.190 --> 00:18:03.170
  • You stay at tea-houses.
  • 00:18:05.210 --> 00:18:07.240
  • Ladies, you're thinking a tea-house,
  • 00:18:07.240 --> 00:18:09.000
  • oh, a romantic Bed and Breakfast.
  • 00:18:09.000 --> 00:18:10.220
  • No, no, no, no.
  • 00:18:10.220 --> 00:18:11.290
  • Very, very rugged, very primitive,
  • 00:18:11.290 --> 00:18:14.190
  • and you're climbing, you're working up the elevation
  • 00:18:14.190 --> 00:18:17.270
  • just to get to the bottom.
  • 00:18:17.270 --> 00:18:20.170
  • Just to get to the bottom.
  • 00:18:20.170 --> 00:18:23.090
  • It's difficult, it's mundane.
  • 00:18:23.090 --> 00:18:26.030
  • So, listen, you feel like you're at the bottom right now?
  • 00:18:26.030 --> 00:18:28.170
  • You wanna stand on the summit?
  • 00:18:28.170 --> 00:18:30.160
  • You'd better be a beast on the bottom.
  • 00:18:30.160 --> 00:18:33.100
  • Do small things well.
  • 00:18:33.100 --> 00:18:35.030
  • See divinity in your daily duties.
  • 00:18:36.080 --> 00:18:38.230
  • (clapping)
  • 00:18:38.230 --> 00:18:40.080
  • So, you're the Assistant Night Manager at Chipotle.
  • 00:18:40.080 --> 00:18:42.220
  • Be the greatest flipping Night Manager Chipotle
  • 00:18:42.220 --> 00:18:45.230
  • has ever seen, in Jesus' name.
  • 00:18:45.230 --> 00:18:48.080
  • Whatever.
  • 00:18:48.080 --> 00:18:49.140
  • Say it with me, whatever.
  • 00:18:49.140 --> 00:18:50.260
  • Say it with me, whatever you find in your hand,
  • 00:18:50.260 --> 00:18:53.130
  • do with all your might as unto the Lord, amen?
  • 00:18:53.130 --> 00:18:56.200
  • - [Congregation] Amen.
  • 00:18:56.200 --> 00:18:58.050
  • - Small things, well, thank you, one clapping person.
  • 00:18:58.050 --> 00:18:59.290
  • Thank you, one clapping person.
  • 00:18:59.290 --> 00:19:01.100
  • They should be joining you.
  • 00:19:01.100 --> 00:19:02.200
  • (loud clapping and cheering)
  • 00:19:02.200 --> 00:19:03.270
  • Look, look, I don't need that affirmation.
  • 00:19:03.270 --> 00:19:05.230
  • Sometimes I'm hitting home when you guys are all quiet,
  • 00:19:05.230 --> 00:19:07.240
  • looking at me like.
  • 00:19:07.240 --> 00:19:09.110
  • (loud laughter)
  • 00:19:09.110 --> 00:19:11.290
  • Details, small things well.
  • 00:19:11.290 --> 00:19:14.070
  • I'm a sports fan, I'm a sports fan.
  • 00:19:15.230 --> 00:19:17.140
  • I love this time of year, the NBA All Star Game
  • 00:19:17.140 --> 00:19:21.020
  • is always fun.
  • 00:19:21.020 --> 00:19:22.190
  • They score like 4.000 points 'cause no one plays defense,
  • 00:19:22.190 --> 00:19:23.260
  • that's fun.
  • 00:19:23.260 --> 00:19:25.120
  • The Slam Dunk competition, that's all about elevation,
  • 00:19:25.120 --> 00:19:27.070
  • that's kinda fun this time of year.
  • 00:19:27.070 --> 00:19:28.250
  • You know, it's fun to watch those guys elevate,
  • 00:19:28.250 --> 00:19:30.100
  • these supreme athletes.
  • 00:19:30.100 --> 00:19:32.170
  • But, I'm a sports junkie.
  • 00:19:32.170 --> 00:19:34.030
  • I have my quiet time every day, then if time allows,
  • 00:19:34.030 --> 00:19:36.240
  • I watch ESPN religiously.
  • 00:19:36.240 --> 00:19:39.190
  • In fact, I love Sports Talk Radio, I love the silly debates
  • 00:19:39.190 --> 00:19:42.140
  • the sports fans have,
  • 00:19:42.140 --> 00:19:43.280
  • like here's one they were having a few weeks ago
  • 00:19:43.280 --> 00:19:45.200
  • in the wake of the Superbowl.
  • 00:19:45.200 --> 00:19:47.050
  • The debate was the greatest coach in NFL history,
  • 00:19:47.050 --> 00:19:50.110
  • is Bill Belichick now the greatest coach, J-true,
  • 00:19:50.110 --> 00:19:54.020
  • in NFL history?
  • 00:19:54.020 --> 00:19:55.160
  • And they're debating back and forth,
  • 00:19:55.160 --> 00:19:56.280
  • is it Belichick, or is it Vince Lombardi still,
  • 00:19:56.280 --> 00:20:00.090
  • or is it Don Shula?
  • 00:20:00.090 --> 00:20:01.170
  • The correct answer is Don Shula,
  • 00:20:01.170 --> 00:20:02.290
  • by the way. (clapping and cheering)
  • 00:20:02.290 --> 00:20:04.130
  • So, sports fans like to debate,
  • 00:20:04.130 --> 00:20:05.240
  • and now, when you get in an argument,
  • 00:20:05.240 --> 00:20:07.010
  • here's one I don't think you can really debate.
  • 00:20:07.010 --> 00:20:08.220
  • If you're a fan of Division One Basketball,
  • 00:20:08.220 --> 00:20:10.260
  • men's basketball, greatest coach of all time,
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  • John Wooden, John Wooden.
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  • Now, you might say, Coach K, but listen,
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  • just based on the numbers,
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  • John Wooden won 10 national titles
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  • at UCLA,
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  • 10, 10.
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  • He was so popular as a coach,
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  • when you see how UCLA was rollin',
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  • they got all the top high school recruits,
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  • all the best players wanted to play for one team,
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  • UCLA and Coach Wooden.
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  • I'm talking about Hall of Famers
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  • like Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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  • But Wooden was such a teacher of finesse,
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  • minutia, and even detail,
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  • that the first time these incoming freshmen would come in,
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  • there's these top graduates from high school,
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  • and they would stand before Coach Wooden
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  • for their first practice, he would do this.
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  • Okay, gentlemen, before we talk about the three point shot,
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  • or slam dunks, or ball handling,
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  • take off your shoes,
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  • take off your socks.
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  • And, somewhat confused, all these great athletes
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  • would take off their shoes and their socks,
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  • and then he would show them the proper way
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  • to put on their socks,
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  • and the proper way to put on their sneakers,
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  • and the right way to lace them up.
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  • Details.
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  • Divinity
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  • is in
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  • the details.
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  • Do small things well.
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  • Jesus talked about the power of being faithful
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  • with the small.
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  • But, David, this thing I'm doing
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  • doesn't seem very important.
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  • Okay, we're studying Saul.
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  • This is a monumental political shift
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  • in the history of Israel.
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  • They're going from judges and tribal leaders
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  • to a centralized government, a one-man system,
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  • a king, a sovereign, and here's the first chapter
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  • in the Biblical bio of the first king of Israel,
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  • and what's the boy doing?
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  • Is he fighting the Philistines?
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  • Is he battling bad guys?
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  • Is he (laughs) rescuing damsels in distress?
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  • Is he at least polishing his armor?
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  • No, what is Saul doing?
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  • Donkey duty. (laughter)
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  • (whispers) And he's not very good at it.
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  • Look at verse four, he can't find the donkeys.
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  • He's looked throughout Benjamin, Ephraim,
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  • he's looked for multiple days.
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  • We're gonna find out they spent all their money,
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  • eaten all their food.
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  • He's not succeeding, but listen,
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  • he's not quitting.
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  • (clapping)
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  • So, you're doing something right now,
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  • and you feel like it's uninspiring, no one's noticing,
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  • it's unimportant, it's mundane, it's unspecial.
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  • Master the mundane.
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  • Do small things well.
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  • Whatever you find in your hand, do with all your might
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  • as unto the Lord, and someday, in due time,
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  • God will elevate you.
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  • Jesus said, be faithful in the small.
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  • There's power in the small, be faithful in the small
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  • and God will trust you with the great.
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  • Rule number one, there're no shortcuts to your summit.
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  • Put your hands together better than that.
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  • (loud clapping and cheering) Alright.
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  • I'll pick it up on the next four.
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  • I'll move quickly for the next four.
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  • So, what happens?
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  • So, they can't find the donkeys, they do all this looking
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  • and all this trouble.
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  • And, so, he's not quitting because he's a quitter
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  • but in verse five, he thinks maybe we should quit
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  • because my dad, Saul thinks, is gonna stop worrying
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  • about the donkeys and worry about that we're lost.
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  • And so, it says, "When they reached the district of Zuph,
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  • "Saul said to the servant ... with him,
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  • "Come, let's go back, or my father will stop thinking
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  • "about the donkeys and start worrying" about you and I.
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  • And the servant replied, okay, before we do that,
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  • before we quit, before we take a knee,
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  • "Look," there's a town here and
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  • "in this town there is a man of God;"
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  • there's a man of God and "he is highly respected,
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  • "and everything he says comes true.
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  • "Lets go there now," and "perhaps he will tell us"
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  • the way to go.
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  • Now, for homework, read the entirety of chapter nine.
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  • I'll give you a little synopsis of it,
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  • I'll give you the Wikipedia on chapter nine.
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  • So, Saul says, okay, let's do it.
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  • So, they go to this town and they meet some women
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  • who are gathering, you know, they're watering their flocks,
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  • and they ask them, because the women know
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  • what's going on in town, right?
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  • Hey, where is the man of God?
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  • And they say, well, there's gonna be a banquet
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  • and he's gonna be hosting the banquet
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  • and praying over the meals, so if you keep going,
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  • you'll find him.
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  • And, so, Saul and the servant,
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  • they walk into the man of God.
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  • By the way, you know his name, the man of God,
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  • or the prophet in this story's name is Samuel,
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  • and I know, maybe you're new to the Bible,
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  • but you know the name Samuel
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  • because we're studying First Samuel chapter nine right now,
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  • and Samuel was the bomb.
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  • I mean, if you read the story of Samuel,
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  • he's one part prophet, he's one part judge or leader,
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  • he's awesome, okay, he's a priest,
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  • he's all these rolled into one.
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  • And, so, but he's not on Facebook or Instagram,
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  • so Saul didn't recognize him,
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  • so he walks in town, the first guy he meets
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  • is this man of God, Samuel, and he says,
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  • excuse me, sir, do you know where I can find the man of God?
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  • And Samuel says, well, actually, I'm the man of God.
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  • You know, sometimes that person God's gonna leverage
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  • in your life to bless you and elevate you
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  • is already in your life.
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  • And ... (cheering and clapping)
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  • And Saul says, well, sir, if you can really help us
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  • 'cause I understand, it says in the King James,
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  • "God whispers in your ear."
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  • He had inner ears from God.
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  • "God whispers in your ear,"
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  • can you help me find something I've lost?
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  • 'Cause they lost their, they lost, Saul, what,
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  • lost his what?
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  • - [Congregation] Donkeys. - Bunch of donkeys.
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  • Lost a bunch of donkeys, and the man of God says,
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  • you know, I know you're worried about your donkeys,
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  • but your donkeys are cool,
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  • but God has something so much bigger for you
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  • than donkeys.
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  • You've been faithful, trying to find your father's donkeys,
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  • you obeyed your dad, you honored your dad.
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  • Ain't that great, parents?
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  • 'Cause sometimes our kids obey us but they drag their feet
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  • and roll their eyes, and have such attitude.
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  • How 'bout my sister?
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  • How come she's not out looking for donkeys, right?
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  • But, no, he just obeys, he submits to authority.
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  • I'm not referring to any teenagers in particular,
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  • Charlie and Victoria, not at all, just saying, just saying,
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  • but sometimes, sometimes, right?
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  • He obeys completely
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  • and he says, God has something bigger for you,
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  • bigger for you.
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  • So, here's the second rule, here's the second rule.
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  • To find your summit,
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  • you must find your Sherpa.
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  • To find your summit, to reach this goal,
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  • to achieve the dream, you must find your Sherpa.
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  • Now, Sherpa has become a generic term for a guide or
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  • a mentor, someone who's been there, done that, or a coach.
  • 00:26:10.090 --> 00:26:14.140
  • To find your summit, you must find your Sherpa.
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  • But, in the context of mountain climbing,
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  • a Sherpa is a Sherpa,
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  • especially in climbing Everest.
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  • The Sherpa's are a people group, they're an ethnic group
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  • and they live in India and Tibet and Nepal,
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  • and they're phenomenal climbers.
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  • They lived in the Himalayas for countless generations
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  • and over the generations, man, they've just become
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  • so good at climbing.
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  • So, every single expedition that's ever made it to the
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  • top of Everest, they've had Sherpa guides.
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  • In fact, anybody know the name of the first
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  • person who was not a Sherpa to make it to Everest,
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  • to the summit, anybody know the name?
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  • Sir Edmund Hillary, I heard someone.
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  • Sir Edmund Hillary, it was 1953, he made it to the summit,
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  • but he didn't make it alone.
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  • I have a picture, there's Sir Edmund Hillary,
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  • but there was his Sherpa guide named Tenzing,
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  • and they made it together.
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  • And Hillary was athletic and experienced and smart,
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  • but he never would've got there without his guide.
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  • You see, to find your summit, you must find your Sherpa.
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  • You must find your Sherpa, you need that guide.
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  • - Well, that's it for our show today.
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  • Thanks again for being here,
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  • and we look forward to seeing you next time
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  • on Church By The Glades.
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  • (lively rock music)
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