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Big Comfy Couch Part 2

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January 3, 2017
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Church by the Glades

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  • (light rock music)
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  • - Hello, and welcome to Church by the Glades.
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  • For the next few moments, we're going to hear
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  • from Pastor David Hughes as he shares about how
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  • to live life to the fullest.
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  • It's going to be a ton of fun
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  • and you're going to be encouraged, so stick around.
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  • - At Church by the Glades, we like to say,
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  • no perfect people allowed, which means that no matter
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  • where you are in life, you'll be welcomed when you visit
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  • so just in case you haven't checked us out yet,
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  • here's a sneak peek of some of what you can expect
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  • from Church by the Glades.
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  • Darkness fades
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  • Into new beginnings
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  • As we lift our eyes to a hope beyond
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  • Our creation waits
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  • With an expectation
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  • To declare the reign of the Lord our God
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  • We will not be moved
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  • When the earth gives way
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  • For the risen one has overcome
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  • And for every fear
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  • There's an empty grave
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  • For the risen one has overcome
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  • Now the silence breaks
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  • In the name of Jesus
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  • As the heavens cry let the earth respond
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  • All creation shouts
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  • With the voice of triumph
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  • To declare the reign of the Lord our God
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  • We will not be moved
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  • When the earth gives way
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  • For the risen one has overcome
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  • And for every fear
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  • There's an empty grave
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  • For the risen one has overcome
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  • Oh, oh
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  • Come on, church, you sing.
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  • He shall reign forever
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  • Strongholds now surrender
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  • For the Lord our God has overcome
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  • Who can be against us
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  • Jesus our defender
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  • He is Lord
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  • And he has overcome
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  • He shall reign forever
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  • Strongholds now surrender
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  • For the Lord our God has overcome
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  • Who can be against us
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  • Jesus our defender
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  • He is Lord
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  • And he has overcome
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  • We will not be moved
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  • When the earth gives way
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  • For the risen one has overcome
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  • And for every fear
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  • There's an empty grave
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  • For the risen one has overcome
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  • We will not be moved
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  • When the earth gives way
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  • For the risen one has overcome
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  • And for every fear
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  • There's an empty grave
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  • For the risen one has overcome
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  • Oh, oh
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  • For the risen one has overcome
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  • - Just a heads up, today we are continuing a teaching
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  • we started last week.
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  • If you want to catch the entire message,
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  • you can find it at www.cbglades.com.
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  • - All right guys, it's time to go ahead
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  • and get into today's 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 phone or tablet.
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  • You might also want to 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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  • - So what is up, what is up, Church by the Glades,
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  • good to see you, hey, if you're new we're in a series
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  • entitled the Big Comfy Couch, the big comfy couch
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  • and a few months ago in creating, we were thinking
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  • what can we do on the stage to communicate the idea
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  • of a big comfy couch and the best thing we came up with
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  • was a big comfy couch, big comfy couch,
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  • so listen, who grew up in a family where Mom had the rule,
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  • no jumping on the bed, no jumping on the furniture,
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  • who had that kind of rule, come on?
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  • Who had that rule, we had that rule growing up, right?
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  • No jumping on the furniture, right?
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  • But guess what, my mom was in the last service.
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  • She's not here at this service.
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  • Oh, yeah, welcome to the comfy couch new series
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  • at Church by the Glades, gonna be fun today.
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  • I do no tricks on the trampoline 'cause I might
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  • hurt myself and we're gonna have a great time
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  • and we are pro couch 'cause couches are just cool.
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  • We have a couch in our family room
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  • and man we have great times there, I love being on
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  • the family couch, talking to my teenagers
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  • about their day, hanging out with my wife.
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  • My seven year old, we curl up on the corner of the couch
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  • almost every night, that's our thing we do.
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  • Watch a little TV, his shows, the Thundermen,
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  • Henry Danger, something spiritual like the Simpsons.
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  • I love me the couch.
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  • But every couch it seems, you know,
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  • if you have a big couch, a sectional or, like,
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  • a really deep couch it has that one spot on the couch,
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  • that prime spot that when you get way back deep
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  • on the couch it's just so comfortable
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  • that you've got a pillow under your feet
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  • that you get stuck, and I mean literally.
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  • I mean, you can get up, but you don't want to get up
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  • on that spot, that spot's so good and it's kind of hard
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  • to get up and the wife says, hey, get the baby
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  • his sippy cup, and you're like, oh, you can drink
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  • my Dr. Pepper, it's just fine, right?
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  • You don't want to get up.
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  • This series is about getting stuck, getting stuck.
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  • You know, if you're in that point in life
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  • there's no momentum, no progress, no growth,
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  • you have certain goals but for some reason
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  • you're just not getting those goals achieved
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  • in your life, you're a little bit stuck.
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  • Here's the big idea for the next three weeks.
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  • Short series, just three weeks.
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  • Comfort is cool, the Bible is pro comfort, pro rest,
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  • but sometimes we overly value personal comfort.
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  • And you crave comfort to the point that comfort
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  • becomes the enemy of your success.
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  • You see, God wants us to grow,
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  • it's the doctrine of sanctification.
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  • God wants us to grow, to mature, to get better.
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  • God has incredible goals, God has potential for you,
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  • for you to find and fulfill, so this is your series
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  • to get yourself unstuck.
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  • For God to revisit your life with purpose, power
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  • and momentum so if you're a little bit too comfortable,
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  • this is your day to get off the...
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  • Big comfy couch, amen?
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  • Let's get ourselves unstuck, all campuses, CBG.
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  • It's gonna be fun, we're gonna study
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  • some Old Testament today, we're gonna be in Judges
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  • chapter three, Judges chapter three
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  • at all of our campuses and locations.
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  • Let's say that text together loudly, ready?
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  • Judges, chapter...
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  • (audience says "three")
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  • That was good, find Judges chapter three
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  • and I have no rhythm, I know next to nothing about music.
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  • But the music people tell me that a measure of music
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  • has four beats, has four beats,
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  • is that right music people, is that right, is that right,
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  • help me out if I'm wrong, I'll look dumb.
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  • Four beats?
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  • I'm gonna give you four new beats for God to restructure
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  • the rhythm of your life, four beats.
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  • First one's this, first beat's this, frustration.
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  • Frustration, put your hands together all campuses
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  • and applaud frustration, come on, give it up
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  • for frustration, frustration,
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  • raise your hand if you love to be frustrated.
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  • Raise your hand if you enjoy incredible frustration.
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  • Yeah, yeah, frustration, yeah!
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  • Of course nobody has their hand up right now now, right,
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  • we're all like, heck no, man, I don't enjoy frustration.
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  • I mean, frustration's frustrating and I'm normal.
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  • But at times in your life, though frustration always feels
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  • like your enemy, sometimes in your life frustration's
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  • actually your friend.
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  • Sometimes, because if we're living in disfunction,
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  • what's going on in this story here, God left these haters,
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  • these people groups for the new generation to learn
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  • to trust him, learn battle, learn to tighten their game
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  • but instead of dealing with the disfunction,
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  • they got comfortable with the disfunction.
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  • They started doing life with the disfunction.
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  • They started to marry the disfunction.
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  • Preaching to somebody here, right?
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  • They started doing economics with the disfunction.
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  • They started to worship with these people.
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  • See, denial is simply this, denial is getting
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  • so comfortable with your disfunction, you start
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  • to pretend like it's not even there.
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  • That's where they were.
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  • So God needs to train them, and listen,
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  • so sometimes in your life you need to be frustrated,
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  • sometimes in your life, life needs to turn up the heat.
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  • It's not God zapping you with lightning bolts
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  • or God judging you, it's just God taking his hand
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  • of blessing off you and saying, let life beat you up enough
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  • until finally you get frustrated.
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  • Now if you're new to our church,
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  • it's not that kind of church, it's not negative and harsh.
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  • My goal is never to beat you up but always to build you up.
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  • But some of y'all are a little too comfortable
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  • right now in your disfunction.
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  • You're doing denial, so here's my balance plan.
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  • If you're hurting and come to Church by the Glades,
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  • I want to comfort the afflicted.
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  • But also sometimes I want to afflict the comfortable
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  • and get you off the comfy couch of complacency
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  • 'cause you're messed up
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  • and you're pretending like you're not.
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  • Let's fix the broken areas of your life.
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  • Relationships, habits, discipline.
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  • (audience claps)
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  • Oh, they're clapping, let me put that to an end.
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  • Money?
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  • (audience claps)
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  • I got a little bit of pity applause.
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  • That's okay, I'll take it.
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  • Listen, I know a lot of us are frustrated financially.
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  • In fact, let me survey the room.
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  • If you had at least one moment of financial frustration
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  • any time in 2016, at least one moment that you were
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  • frustrated about money at all last year raise your hand,
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  • at least one time, okay, great, great, lots of hands.
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  • Don't raise your hand now.
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  • Did you do anything about it?
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  • Did you make a radical change?
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  • Don't tell me, did you do anything?
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  • 'Cause most people will say, well, not really, not really.
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  • You need to fix it.
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  • You know, we want to help you with that.
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  • And by the way, there's no time of year
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  • you should be feeling financial frustration more than
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  • this time of year, January, I was thinking about,
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  • you know who the number one hater is on Christmas,
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  • the number one hater on Christmas?
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  • It's not Ebeneezer Scrooge, it's not the Grinch,
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  • it's not King Herod in the Bible,
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  • the number one hater of Christmas is January.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • I mean, January hates on Christmas in December
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  • because Christmas and December spent all of January's money.
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  • I mean, January is broke and disgusted because
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  • Christmas spent January's money.
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  • January has a 17 page credit card bill that Christmas
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  • left it, January's stealing wifi from the neighbors
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  • because he's broke from Christmas.
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  • January's taking a showers with wet ones because
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  • there's no money for the water bill.
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  • January's online finding 31 creative ways to serve up
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  • ramen noodles because Christmas in December took
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  • all its money.
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  • (audience claps)
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  • That frustrates me 'cause I'm your Pastor
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  • and I want to see you healthy.
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  • I want to see healthy spirits, I want to see you
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  • healthy in your habits, I want to see you healthy
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  • in your relationships, I want to see you healthy
  • 00:12:58.160 --> 00:13:00.240
  • with finances, you bring this financial disfunction
  • 00:13:00.240 --> 00:13:02.130
  • into your life and you're recycling dumb financial decisions
  • 00:13:02.130 --> 00:13:05.000
  • over and over, I want to see you healthy.
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  • Okay, I need three more beats quickly, frustration,
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  • frustration, fixation, frustration, fixation.
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  • Say it with me, frustration, fixation,
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  • frustration, fixation, I've got no rhythm, got to help me.
  • 00:13:15.290 --> 00:13:19.240
  • Frustration, fixation, fixation, what happened was
  • 00:13:19.240 --> 00:13:21.240
  • these people of God, because they displaced the haters,
  • 00:13:21.240 --> 00:13:26.020
  • they, you know, became fixated, very intrigued
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  • by these neighboring nations, these pagan peoples
  • 00:13:29.130 --> 00:13:31.130
  • and they started hanging out with them
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  • and doing business with them and dating them,
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  • clubbing with them, I don't know what they were doing
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  • with them but worshiping with them and they take
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  • their focus away from God,
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  • well, that is you, let's change your focus,
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  • let's change your fixation.
  • 00:13:44.280 --> 00:13:46.120
  • It says in Hebrews chapter 12, fixing our eyes on Jesus,
  • 00:13:46.120 --> 00:13:50.110
  • the author and perfecter of our faith.
  • 00:13:50.110 --> 00:13:54.010
  • You see, let's get you a worthy goal in 2017.
  • 00:13:54.010 --> 00:13:56.170
  • Your goals are too small and too selfish.
  • 00:13:56.170 --> 00:13:58.070
  • God has these God sized dreams and goals and purpose
  • 00:13:58.070 --> 00:14:01.030
  • for your life, how do you find those?
  • 00:14:01.030 --> 00:14:03.040
  • Where do you find, Dave, I want to know what God
  • 00:14:03.040 --> 00:14:05.020
  • has planned for me, this customized plan
  • 00:14:05.020 --> 00:14:06.250
  • God has scripted for me from the beginning of time.
  • 00:14:06.250 --> 00:14:08.280
  • Where do I find that?
  • 00:14:08.280 --> 00:14:10.120
  • Okay, question, when Ehud, the hero, when wanted
  • 00:14:10.120 --> 00:14:12.250
  • to take out the hater, Eglon, God gave him a weapon.
  • 00:14:12.250 --> 00:14:15.140
  • He had a weapon of choice, what was that weapon
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  • in this narrative we use, what was it?
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  • Hand grenade, bazooka, nunchuck skills, what was it,
  • 00:14:18.160 --> 00:14:22.020
  • what was it?
  • 00:14:22.020 --> 00:14:23.060
  • (audience says "double edged sword")
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  • Yeah, not just any sword, it was a...
  • 00:14:24.140 --> 00:14:27.040
  • You guys listen so well, thank you,
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  • a double edged sword, I'm embarrassed.
  • 00:14:28.090 --> 00:14:30.090
  • I've been reading this story since I was
  • 00:14:30.090 --> 00:14:31.280
  • a middle school boy, probably that's why I like
  • 00:14:31.280 --> 00:14:33.250
  • this story, it's gross, middle school boy.
  • 00:14:33.250 --> 00:14:36.110
  • And I noticed for the first time revving up
  • 00:14:36.110 --> 00:14:38.100
  • for this teaching, that exact language,
  • 00:14:38.100 --> 00:14:40.170
  • a double edged sword was his weapon of choice,
  • 00:14:40.170 --> 00:14:43.060
  • that same language shows up in the New Testament
  • 00:14:43.060 --> 00:14:46.050
  • in Hebrews chapter four as the Bible defines the Bible.
  • 00:14:46.050 --> 00:14:50.100
  • So in the verse, the verse is on the screen
  • 00:14:52.110 --> 00:14:54.080
  • at all campuses, it says, for the word of God
  • 00:14:54.080 --> 00:14:56.150
  • is living and active, sharper than any double edged sword.
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  • You want to win, you want to change your rhythm,
  • 00:15:04.250 --> 00:15:06.100
  • you want God's win, God's win is found when you do
  • 00:15:06.100 --> 00:15:10.060
  • God's will and you find God's will as you spend time
  • 00:15:10.060 --> 00:15:12.260
  • in God's word, it's a double edged sword.
  • 00:15:12.260 --> 00:15:16.080
  • Trouble is, Christians don't know how to use the sword.
  • 00:15:17.230 --> 00:15:20.000
  • We don't spend enough time with the sword.
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  • It says the Bible is not just a good book, it's a God book.
  • 00:15:21.160 --> 00:15:24.260
  • In Second Timothy chapter three, it says the word of God
  • 00:15:24.260 --> 00:15:26.250
  • is God breathed, it is God breathed, it's divinely inspired
  • 00:15:26.250 --> 00:15:30.090
  • but Christians, you're blowing off the God breathed
  • 00:15:30.090 --> 00:15:33.280
  • word of God, so I want you to dig in the word
  • 00:15:33.280 --> 00:15:35.190
  • because you're gonna find God's will for your life
  • 00:15:35.190 --> 00:15:37.280
  • and God's win for you life as you're in God's word
  • 00:15:37.280 --> 00:15:39.210
  • so here's my challenge, I'm gonna challenge our church
  • 00:15:39.210 --> 00:15:42.000
  • in 2017, show up, be here every week
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  • 'cause we're gonna teach you the word of God.
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  • I'm gonna show you how to use that spiritual sword
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  • in your life, so you've got to be here every week
  • 00:15:50.020 --> 00:15:51.210
  • and then here we go, new fixation.
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  • I want you to start every day with the Bible.
  • 00:15:53.250 --> 00:15:56.200
  • Before you hit the comfy couch, watch the flat screen,
  • 00:15:56.200 --> 00:16:00.290
  • Sports Center, Fox News, CNN, young people,
  • 00:16:00.290 --> 00:16:05.020
  • before you hop on that iPhone and check out
  • 00:16:05.020 --> 00:16:08.100
  • your social media, me-dia, before you check that out,
  • 00:16:08.100 --> 00:16:12.150
  • before you Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook for old people,
  • 00:16:14.000 --> 00:16:18.110
  • right, before you check that out...
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  • Take that same phone, download you version
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  • and start your day first in the word of God.
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  • Don't have to read 20 chapters.
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  • Read one chapter or just a verse of the day
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  • and meditate on it, pray on it, then,
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  • before social media, before you check out
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  • who's following you, you're gonna check your heart
  • 00:16:39.010 --> 00:16:41.150
  • and be sure you're following God.
  • 00:16:41.150 --> 00:16:42.120
  • (audience claps)
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  • New fixation, come on, take the challenge.
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  • Turn your neighbor and say, I'm gonna take the challenge.
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  • Turn to your neighbor and say, I'm gonna take the challenge,
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  • I'm gonna do it, I'll start with that,
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  • I'll give the first few minutes of my day to God, all right?
  • 00:16:52.140 --> 00:16:53.290
  • All right, so where are we at, getting a little bit
  • 00:16:53.290 --> 00:16:56.080
  • of a beat here, need four, so quickly,
  • 00:16:56.080 --> 00:16:57.190
  • what do we got, uh, frustration, frustration, fixation,
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  • frustration, fixation, frustration, fixation,
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  • we use the frustration as the catalyst to motivate me
  • 00:17:07.100 --> 00:17:09.100
  • to get uncomfortable to fix my eyes on Jesus.
  • 00:17:09.100 --> 00:17:11.290
  • Frustration, fixation, fights.
  • 00:17:11.290 --> 00:17:14.140
  • Fights, fights, fight.
  • 00:17:18.240 --> 00:17:20.190
  • We have a lot of soft churches in America.
  • 00:17:24.100 --> 00:17:27.290
  • We have a lot of soft Christians in America.
  • 00:17:27.290 --> 00:17:31.140
  • You think the Christian life's all about just being sweet
  • 00:17:31.140 --> 00:17:34.050
  • and kind and turning the other cheek,
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  • all namby pamby, cute and girly and pink.
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  • Wear your tutu to church.
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  • I want you in Jesus' name to man up or woman up
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  • and recognize you're in a spiritual fight.
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  • I want you to own...
  • 00:17:50.090 --> 00:17:51.260
  • (audience claps)
  • 00:17:51.260 --> 00:17:53.280
  • The unhealthy disfunction, the ruinous rhythms of your life,
  • 00:17:53.280 --> 00:17:58.020
  • have the courage to throw on the brakes
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  • instead of being all sweet, get a little mad,
  • 00:18:00.200 --> 00:18:03.190
  • I want you to spit and pray, roll up your sleeves.
  • 00:18:03.190 --> 00:18:07.020
  • Have a spiritual workout, grow some faith muscles,
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  • some spiritual sinew and fight, we need some fighters
  • 00:18:10.240 --> 00:18:13.200
  • in God's house, you gotta fight for victory.
  • 00:18:13.200 --> 00:18:17.100
  • Here is the young man Ehud, weird name but he's heroic.
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  • He's probably just a teenager or early 20s
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  • and he's sick and tired of being sick and tired.
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  • He says to his countrymen, for 18 years, most all
  • 00:18:26.100 --> 00:18:29.140
  • of my life, we've been subject to Eglon.
  • 00:18:29.140 --> 00:18:32.120
  • They've impressed us and enslaved us and I'm tired of it.
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  • Talk time is done, diplomacy is over, no more compromise.
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  • Hey, I'll take the tribute and I'm gonna take a sword.
  • 00:18:39.230 --> 00:18:43.140
  • I'm gonna to the hater and I'm gonna pick a fight.
  • 00:18:43.140 --> 00:18:46.250
  • Now I'm not telling you to pick a fight in high school
  • 00:18:46.250 --> 00:18:48.090
  • or be pugnacious or argumentative.
  • 00:18:48.090 --> 00:18:50.040
  • I mean be courageous, intrepid and resolved
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  • that you're gonna fight the fight to see
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  • God change your life.
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  • My brothers, let me talk to you.
  • 00:18:58.100 --> 00:19:00.050
  • This is a bit of a man message today.
  • 00:19:00.050 --> 00:19:01.080
  • A lot of you men need to man up
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  • and lead your family in spiritual things.
  • 00:19:03.220 --> 00:19:05.190
  • (audience claps)
  • 00:19:05.190 --> 00:19:07.170
  • You get to church because she has to lead the charge.
  • 00:19:07.170 --> 00:19:12.010
  • Be a man of God.
  • 00:19:12.010 --> 00:19:13.110
  • You're gonna lead the charge to church every week.
  • 00:19:14.230 --> 00:19:16.160
  • Family, we're going to church, I'm gonna lead the charge.
  • 00:19:16.160 --> 00:19:18.030
  • I want you to lead, prayer, man, prayer before meals.
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  • Dad, I don't know what to pray, man, just talk to God
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  • the way you talk to a respected brother.
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  • I want your kids to see you on your iPhone reading the Bible
  • 00:19:24.250 --> 00:19:27.260
  • in the morning, Daddy's reading his Bible,
  • 00:19:27.260 --> 00:19:30.200
  • what's up with Daddy, Daddy's never read his Bible.
  • 00:19:30.200 --> 00:19:33.050
  • You're taking the charge, you're taking the lead
  • 00:19:33.050 --> 00:19:35.210
  • I want you when it comes to your business to have integrity.
  • 00:19:35.210 --> 00:19:38.260
  • I want you never to lie.
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  • You're not gonna lie to your boss,
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  • you're not gonna lie to your clients,
  • 00:19:42.250 --> 00:19:44.130
  • you're not gonna lie to your friends,
  • 00:19:44.130 --> 00:19:45.280
  • you're not gonna lie to your kids
  • 00:19:45.280 --> 00:19:48.040
  • and you're not gonna lie to your wife, ever.
  • 00:19:48.040 --> 00:19:49.240
  • You're not gonna lie ever to your wife, amen?
  • 00:19:49.240 --> 00:19:52.250
  • (audience claps)
  • 00:19:52.250 --> 00:19:55.070
  • Wait, quick, quick, one exception, one exception
  • 00:19:55.070 --> 00:19:56.280
  • to the wife, here's the one time I think maybe
  • 00:19:56.280 --> 00:19:58.250
  • it's okay to lie, one time you can lie
  • 00:19:58.250 --> 00:20:01.250
  • and this is a rare exception.
  • 00:20:01.250 --> 00:20:03.130
  • This is when you and the wife are having
  • 00:20:03.130 --> 00:20:05.020
  • your first baby and she's in the delivery room
  • 00:20:05.020 --> 00:20:07.270
  • and she gives birth, at that moment I think it's okay
  • 00:20:07.270 --> 00:20:11.020
  • to lie because, you know, the way they do it these days,
  • 00:20:11.020 --> 00:20:12.220
  • back in the day, guys, we had to wait in the lobby,
  • 00:20:12.220 --> 00:20:15.170
  • in the waiting room and pace back and forth and be nervous
  • 00:20:15.170 --> 00:20:17.160
  • and pass out cigars, but now they got you in there
  • 00:20:17.160 --> 00:20:19.040
  • where all the action's happening.
  • 00:20:19.040 --> 00:20:20.220
  • And they deliver that baby and babies are all pretty on TV
  • 00:20:20.220 --> 00:20:23.250
  • but the baby, right, they deliver that baby right away
  • 00:20:23.250 --> 00:20:25.280
  • and what they do right away, first thing they do now,
  • 00:20:25.280 --> 00:20:28.230
  • 'cause you're up there by Mama and Mama's been working
  • 00:20:28.230 --> 00:20:30.280
  • and sweating and she's so emotional and they bring up
  • 00:20:30.280 --> 00:20:33.230
  • that brand new, maybe your baby girl, bring up that baby
  • 00:20:33.230 --> 00:20:35.140
  • right by Mama, put it by Mama's face and Mama looks
  • 00:20:35.140 --> 00:20:37.070
  • at this baby in her emotion and she says,
  • 00:20:37.070 --> 00:20:39.280
  • isn't she the most beautiful thing you've ever seen?
  • 00:20:39.280 --> 00:20:44.030
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:20:46.030 --> 00:20:48.280
  • And what you need to say...
  • 00:20:53.110 --> 00:20:55.020
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:20:55.020 --> 00:20:57.270
  • Yes.
  • 00:20:59.210 --> 00:21:00.180
  • She is so cute, she is gorgeous, she's almost
  • 00:21:02.010 --> 00:21:05.230
  • as pretty as you.
  • 00:21:06.190 --> 00:21:07.290
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:21:07.290 --> 00:21:11.010
  • Which is absolutely a lie because I know what every brother
  • 00:21:11.010 --> 00:21:13.190
  • is thinking with that first child, what are you thinking?
  • 00:21:13.190 --> 00:21:15.180
  • You're thinking, you say that nice thing,
  • 00:21:15.180 --> 00:21:17.130
  • you should say nice things, but what you're thinking is
  • 00:21:17.130 --> 00:21:19.260
  • like...
  • 00:21:19.260 --> 00:21:20.290
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:21:20.290 --> 00:21:22.200
  • Oh my gosh, what is it?
  • 00:21:22.200 --> 00:21:24.250
  • What is it, look at the colors, it's red and purple.
  • 00:21:24.250 --> 00:21:27.150
  • Its head is shaped like a cone head.
  • 00:21:27.150 --> 00:21:29.230
  • Look at the features are all squished down, I don't know,
  • 00:21:29.230 --> 00:21:33.030
  • my gosh, what's all over this kid, looks like
  • 00:21:33.030 --> 00:21:34.230
  • an elephant sneezed on this child.
  • 00:21:34.230 --> 00:21:37.160
  • I don't even know what it is.
  • 00:21:37.160 --> 00:21:39.000
  • I mean, she's a human being, I'm a human being.
  • 00:21:39.000 --> 00:21:40.290
  • I thought we give birth to homo sapiens,
  • 00:21:40.290 --> 00:21:42.230
  • but it's a space alien, what is that?
  • 00:21:42.230 --> 00:21:44.270
  • What is it, what is it?
  • 00:21:44.270 --> 00:21:47.060
  • Don't say that, don't say it because that wonderful woman
  • 00:21:47.060 --> 00:21:50.060
  • has been through something so physically excruciating,
  • 00:21:50.060 --> 00:21:53.240
  • so difficult, so hard, she's been in a physical fight,
  • 00:21:53.240 --> 00:21:57.290
  • that tiny baby has been through something so difficult,
  • 00:21:59.090 --> 00:22:02.170
  • so arduous, that mother's been fighting
  • 00:22:02.170 --> 00:22:04.240
  • to deliver that baby,
  • 00:22:04.240 --> 00:22:06.020
  • that tiny baby's been fighting for life.
  • 00:22:06.020 --> 00:22:09.230
  • And they call the process labor.
  • 00:22:09.230 --> 00:22:12.130
  • So lie.
  • 00:22:13.230 --> 00:22:14.230
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:22:14.230 --> 00:22:17.110
  • You see...
  • 00:22:17.110 --> 00:22:18.060
  • A fight always precedes new life.
  • 00:22:19.140 --> 00:22:22.150
  • You want a new life, new day, new rhythm?
  • 00:22:22.150 --> 00:22:25.110
  • Labor intense fights.
  • 00:22:25.110 --> 00:22:27.030
  • It's about time for God to give birth to a new reality
  • 00:22:28.210 --> 00:22:30.090
  • in your life, something new, man, we're almost there
  • 00:22:30.090 --> 00:22:32.220
  • and I'm gonna kinda lie, I need to pick it up here,
  • 00:22:32.220 --> 00:22:35.110
  • pick it up here, so first thing, first thing, first thing.
  • 00:22:35.110 --> 00:22:37.030
  • I'm frustrated, I'm frustrated, frustration, frustration,
  • 00:22:37.030 --> 00:22:39.100
  • frustration, that's my cue, need to change things up.
  • 00:22:39.100 --> 00:22:41.130
  • Frustration to a new fixation, fix my eyes on Jesus.
  • 00:22:41.130 --> 00:22:44.240
  • Furstration, fixation, frustration, fixation, say it,
  • 00:22:44.240 --> 00:22:48.110
  • frustration, fixation, frustration, fixation, fights.
  • 00:22:48.110 --> 00:22:52.280
  • Whoo.
  • 00:22:52.280 --> 00:22:54.120
  • Okay, it's four beats, right, four beats, music people,
  • 00:22:54.120 --> 00:22:55.220
  • need four beats, all right.
  • 00:22:55.220 --> 00:22:57.060
  • Frustration, new fixation, frustration, fixation, fight,
  • 00:22:57.060 --> 00:23:01.110
  • freedom.
  • 00:23:03.270 --> 00:23:05.040
  • (audience cheers)
  • 00:23:05.040 --> 00:23:07.290
  • 'Cause if you don't know my God, you don't know
  • 00:23:09.160 --> 00:23:11.240
  • his agenda for your life, here's where it is,
  • 00:23:11.240 --> 00:23:13.230
  • it's to set you free.
  • 00:23:13.230 --> 00:23:16.020
  • God's always about emancipating people.
  • 00:23:16.020 --> 00:23:18.000
  • He likes to set people free holistically.
  • 00:23:18.000 --> 00:23:20.220
  • He'll set you free in every wonderful way a person
  • 00:23:20.220 --> 00:23:22.190
  • can be set free, and guess what, you partner with God
  • 00:23:22.190 --> 00:23:25.130
  • as your own abolitionist
  • 00:23:25.130 --> 00:23:26.140
  • and God will set you free.
  • 00:23:26.140 --> 00:23:29.090
  • If you're tired of the disfunction and the frustration,
  • 00:23:29.090 --> 00:23:31.180
  • it's your time to play Ehud and get yourself
  • 00:23:31.180 --> 00:23:34.000
  • and get your people free, need a new rhythm in your life.
  • 00:23:34.000 --> 00:23:37.100
  • A new rhythm, a sound, a voice, a song of freedom.
  • 00:23:37.100 --> 00:23:41.030
  • And the time to make that move is now.
  • 00:23:41.030 --> 00:23:44.080
  • Yeah, yeah, FPU, next semester, no, now.
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  • Maximize your marriage now.
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  • Fight now.
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  • Fight now.
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  • Get yourself free now.
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  • Do you notice that the nuance of timing in the story, timing
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  • See my issue with rhythm is not, I can count to four.
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  • I can't do it at the right time, like.
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  • (claps off beat) My timing's off.
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  • Timing is vital to have a right rhythm in your life.
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  • Timing is vital.
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  • Timing, there's an issue of timing.
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  • Remember, I love, I love old King Eglon's,
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  • his servants, they wait too long, they wait,
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  • he's like in the upper room locked
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  • and they think he's going to the bathroom, right,
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  • and they're like, I don't know, what do we do,
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  • what do we do, they just went like this.
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  • Are you okay in there?
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  • They might have saved his life.
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  • And then in verse 19, again, timing, the hero,
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  • Ehud, he leaves, he offers tribute,
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  • and he leaves, in verse 19, he gets to a place called Gilgal
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  • and in Gilgal, you know what he does?
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  • It just says he turns around, he turns around
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  • and he changes his mind, he goes back to Eglon.
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  • He takes him out, he turns around and he turns around
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  • the rhythm of his life and rhythm of his nation.
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  • He turns around.
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  • Now Bible scholars argue, now here's why he did that,
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  • here's why he left, it was a ruse, he was a spy,
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  • he was trying to be deceptive, the Moabites,
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  • no, he wasn't, he chickened out, guys.
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  • He chickened out.
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  • How do I know that?
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  • There's no way you try to sneak a sword past TSA twice.
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  • So he was there the first time, he felt like he should
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  • do it, just something, he missed it
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  • and maybe someone was supposed to help him
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  • and they didn't help him, and I don't know what it was,
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  • and he's walking home to Gilgal, miles, feeling like
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  • a loser, and the Holy Spirit whispers, guess what?
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  • It's not too late.
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  • Turn around.
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  • Turn around.
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  • There's your window right now.
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  • Dr. King says, it's always the right time
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  • to do the right thing, it's right now, right now,
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  • do it right now, turn around.
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  • Guess what?
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  • You're here going, oh yeah, David, if I was, like, 18
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  • or 20, it'd be the right time, but I'm old.
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  • I've missed my moment, I've missed my window for God.
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  • I can't give my heart to Jesus.
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  • I can't recommit my life, I can't fix these habits.
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  • I'm in too many decades, too long, really,
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  • let's just check and see if that's true.
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  • Everybody in the room do this.
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  • Do it, do it.
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  • Do you have a pulse?
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  • Do you have a pulse?
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  • Anybody here without a pulse?
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  • Okay, good, we all have a pulse, right?
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  • You still breathing?
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  • Still breathing?
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  • You may be old but if you have a pulse, God has a purpose.
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  • (audience claps)
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  • Let's listen.
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  • I can hear the subtle song of success.
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  • I can hear the verse of victory.
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  • I hear a new beat, a new beat, a blessing,
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  • I hear a rhythm of righteousness.
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  • Frustration.
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  • Frustration.
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  • Frustration.
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  • Fixation, frustration, fixation, fight, freedom.
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  • Frustration, frustration, fixation, fight, freedom.
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  • Man, I wish I had more rhythm,
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  • but guess what, I'm not here by myself.
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  • It's not just me doing this.
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  • We're this church, man, we're the body of Christ,
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  • we're a small army, we're a faith nation,
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  • I've got people with rhythm.
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  • Hey, rhythm people, help me out, rhythm people, help me out.
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  • I've got some, bring out some of our musicians, right,
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  • 'cause what I don't have, they have,
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  • and what they don't have, I have, all right?
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  • Help me, Lucas, Darilynn, all right, man, I need some
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  • rhythm people, rhythm people, rhythm people.
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  • - We're gonna start off nice and simple, you ready,
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  • here we go.
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  • (both clap and stomp to a beat)
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  • - All right.
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  • - Frustration, fixation, fight, freedom,
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  • frustration, fixation, fight, freedom.
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  • Frustration, fixation, fight, freedom.
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  • - That's good, that's good.
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  • - Well, that's it for the 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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  • (gentle music)
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