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Crowd Pleaser Part 2

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March 12, 2018
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Church by the Glades

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  • (upbeat music)
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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,
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  • we're going to hear from Pastor David Hughes,
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  • as he shares about how we can live life to the fullest.
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  • So stick around.
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  • 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,
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  • we like to say, 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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  • Walking around these walls
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  • I thought by now they'd fall
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  • But you have never failed me yet
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  • Waiting for change to come
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  • Knowing the battle's won
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  • For you have never failed me yet
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  • Your promise still stands
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  • Great is your faithfulness, faithfulness
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  • I'm still in your hands
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  • This is my confidence
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  • You've never failed me yet
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  • I know the night won't last
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  • Your word will come to pass
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  • My heart will sing your praise again
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  • Jesus, you're still enough
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  • Keep me within your love
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  • My heart will sing your praise again
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  • The promise still stands
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  • Great is your faithfulness, faithfulness
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  • I'm still in your hands
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  • This is my confidence
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  • You've never failed
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  • Your promise still stands
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  • Great is your faithfulness, faithfulness
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  • I'm still in your hands
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  • This is my confidence
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  • You've never failed me yet
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  • We've seen you move before, Jesus.
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  • We're trusting that you can do it again.
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  • Give us faith, God,
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  • to believe in you,
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  • to put our hope in you.
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  • Come on, you sing.
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  • I've seen you move
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  • You move the mountains
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  • And I believe
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  • I'll see you do it again
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  • You made a way
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  • Where there was no way
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  • And I believe
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  • I'll see you do it again
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  • I've seen you move
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  • You move the mountains
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  • And I believe
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  • I'll see you do it again
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  • You made a way
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  • Where there was no way
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  • And I believe
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  • I'll see you do it again
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  • I've seen you move
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  • You move the mountains
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  • And I believe
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  • I'll see you do it again
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  • You made a way
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  • Where there was no way
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  • And I believe
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  • I'll see you do it again
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  • I'll see you do it again
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  • Oh-Oh-Oh
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  • Come on, church, you sing.
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  • Your promise still stands
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  • Great is your faithfulness, faithfulness
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  • I'm still in your hands
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  • This is my confidence
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  • You've never failed me yet
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  • (congregation applauding)
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  • - All right, guys.
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  • It's time to go ahead and get into the teaching.
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  • So if you've got a Bible nearby,
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  • 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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  • can make a big impact on your life.
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  • Let's watch together.
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  • - So if you don't go to church
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  • 'cause church occasionally talks about your money,
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  • never go to Disney.
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  • Never go to the iPic,
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  • where they charge you seven dollars for a Diet Coke.
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  • Never go to Hard Rock to watch the Dolphins,
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  • where they're gonna charge you nine dollars
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  • for your lite beer.
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  • Never go to any of those places.
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  • Never go to the mall.
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  • Lisa Hughes is never going to the mall again,
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  • if she's offended that the church
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  • occasionally talks about money,
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  • 'cause the mall just wants your money, amen?
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  • (chorus of agreement from congregation)
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  • Be consistent.
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  • All right, so the lesser reason is vital,
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  • but the lesser reason that I think church should be fun,
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  • I think it's cool and fine if church is fun.
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  • If you think church should be dull,
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  • and a chore and a drudgery,
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  • I think, sadly, that's erroneous,
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  • but here's the main reason.
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  • This is the big reason.
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  • Please get this one.
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  • Here's why we do church.
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  • Here's why we leverage popular culture.
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  • Here's why we speak into culture,
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  • we use things other churches won't use.
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  • It's Biblical.
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  • (congregation applauding)
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  • It's Biblical.
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  • What sets up your expectations in life?
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  • What sets up your expectations?
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  • Here's what it is.
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  • It's exposures and assumptions.
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  • Things I've been exposed to,
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  • especially when I'm young,
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  • and assumptions I make,
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  • and those set up my preconceptions.
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  • Now that's what drives my preconceptions.
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  • What drives things at Church by the Glades?
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  • All right, two driving values,
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  • our chief values that drive everything,
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  • Jesus and His Word.
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  • So Jesus and His Word.
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  • So what do we value above all things?
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  • We're Christ-centered.
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  • Jesus and the Word of God.
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  • So we let the Word of God drive the way we do church.
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  • We let our theology drive our methodology.
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  • But I get it, it's human nature,
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  • that if you've had an exposure in your past,
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  • or any assumptions that kind of sets up your expectations
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  • for anything in life,
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  • any event, any environment.
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  • So let me break that down for you.
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  • So if you went to church at all as a kid,
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  • whether you liked or you didn't,
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  • when I say church, that exposure as a child
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  • kind of sets up certain expectations
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  • of what a church should look like,
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  • and what a church should do,
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  • and what a church should smell like, right?
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  • And even if you didn't go to church,
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  • ever as a kid, you've seen church on TV and movies,
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  • so maybe your expectation of church
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  • was set by Reverend Lovejoy in The Simpsons.
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  • But you have an expectation.
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  • But I would challenge you to let the Bible define
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  • what church truly is.
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  • You know, find out that church is not a building,
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  • or it's not a campus.
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  • A church is you.
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  • A church is me.
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  • We're a family.
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  • We're a body,
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  • we're a subculture is what we are.
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  • We're on mission,
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  • but let the Bible define what church is.
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  • So, because we all have these experiences
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  • and these assumptions, you may walk into church,
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  • going, Thelma?
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  • Thelma, I don't understand Church by the Glades, Thelma,
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  • because I grew up going to some church,
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  • and we didn't do secular songs when I was a kid.
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  • We did church songs.
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  • We did church songs, we did spiritual songs,
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  • we did Christian songs,
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  • so why is they did Justin Bieber?
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  • Why is it, why?
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  • Now I dig a why question.
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  • I get it.
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  • So you have a why question.
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  • My question's, why Bruno Mars?
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  • Why?
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  • 'Cause, all right, I'll tell you this.
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  • Secular versus Christian.
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  • Why?
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  • We don't believe in secular.
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  • Let me break it down.
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  • See, if the Bible's gonna drive things,
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  • the word secular never shows up in the Bible.
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  • Not even one time, not one time.
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  • Conversely, look at what it says in Psalm 24, verse 1.
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  • This is powerful, and by the way,
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  • I've highlighted one word.
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  • Everyone read the one word.
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  • I know you never read,
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  • you never play, I get it.
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  • The one time, please, one time,
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  • read the one word loudly,
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  • 'cause this is really huge.
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  • Here's what it says.
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  • The earth is the Lord's,
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  • and -- - [Congregation] Everything.
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  • - And everything in it, everything.
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  • See, based on our assumptions and exposures,
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  • we have like a little tiny God box
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  • we call spiritual,
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  • then we've got a huge box called secular,
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  • but the word secular never shows up in my Bible,
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  • but here it says in Psalm 24,
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  • that God says everything is mine.
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  • Everything is mine.
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  • Meaning this, meaning this.
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  • Here are the church.
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  • God's saying the Bible is mine.
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  • The Bible is mine.
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  • The Bible is not just a good book.
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  • It's a God book.
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  • The Bible is mine,
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  • so in church, preach my Word.
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  • Teach my Word.
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  • Practice my, the Bible is mine.
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  • That's mine,
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  • and then God says,
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  • And the microphone is mine.
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  • The podium is mine.
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  • David's cheat sheets here,
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  • 'cause I can't read small print as well, that's mine.
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  • This cup, this cup,
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  • this cup here, this cup belongs to the Lord.
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  • You guys wonder what's in the cup.
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  • You probably assume it's coffee,
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  • 'cause I'm so high energy.
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  • It's not coffee.
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  • It's water,
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  • until the seventh service Sunday night,
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  • then it's Scotch, because I'm really just.
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  • No, I'm just kidding.
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  • I'm just kidding.
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  • It's not, it's not.
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  • Don't tell somebody that.
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  • It might help, but it's not, it's not.
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  • God's saying, everything, everything.
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  • He's saying, the giant LED, that's mine.
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  • The entels, that's mine.
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  • The cool drum kit up there in the sky, that's mine.
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  • That seat you're sitting in is mine.
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  • The clothes you're wearing really belong to me.
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  • The air you're breathing, my gift to you.
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  • It's all mine.
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  • Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine.
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  • Why you would put a great big God in a little tiny God box?
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  • Look, I get it, I get it.
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  • Some things were created with spiritual purposes.
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  • Some things believers wrote for the purpose
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  • of edification of other believers,
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  • to bring glory, I get that.
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  • Other things weren't.
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  • Other things produced by the world, used in the world.
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  • The enemy uses some of these songs to mess people up,
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  • use something to confuse people,
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  • for bad purposes, but guess what?
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  • I don't run from that stuff.
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  • I don't run from that stuff.
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  • I like to grab that stuff, snatch that stuff,
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  • pray over that stuff,
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  • baptize that stuff,
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  • and go up against the enemy's head
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  • with his own weapon.
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  • (congregation cheering and applauding)
  • 00:12:43.110 --> 00:12:48.110
  • We don't believe in secular,
  • 00:12:49.070 --> 00:12:49.280
  • and, again, we're trying to communicate
  • 00:12:51.090 --> 00:12:52.080
  • the truth of God's Word,
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  • not compromise it, but communicate it with clarity,
  • 00:12:53.210 --> 00:12:55.240
  • and so I've gotta get you're attention, presentation,
  • 00:12:55.240 --> 00:12:57.100
  • and I wanna learn from the best communicators ever.
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  • And I would argue the two greatest communicators,
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  • not just in the Bible, but maybe in human history,
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  • Jesus and the Apostle Paul.
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  • The best communicators ever, Jesus and the Apostle Paul.
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  • What did Jesus do?
  • 00:13:10.030 --> 00:13:11.090
  • Habitually utilized popular culture.
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  • The parables.
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  • Here's what it says in Matthew chapter 13, verse 34.
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  • I've highlighted two words.
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  • "Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in --"
  • 00:13:18.150 --> 00:13:22.000
  • - [Congregation] Parables.
  • 00:13:22.000 --> 00:13:23.020
  • - "In parables."
  • 00:13:23.020 --> 00:13:23.290
  • In fact, look at this.
  • 00:13:23.290 --> 00:13:25.190
  • "He did not say anything to them without using a parable."
  • 00:13:25.190 --> 00:13:29.030
  • What's a parable?
  • 00:13:29.030 --> 00:13:30.150
  • A parable is a fictional, pop culture story
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  • about an eternal God truth,
  • 00:13:33.210 --> 00:13:35.130
  • and he'd talk about things that people would recognize,
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  • were relevant, would resonate with his audience.
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  • He'd tell these stories about what?
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  • The pop culture.
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  • Fish and fishermen, and kings and their kingdoms,
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  • and farmers and their fields,
  • 00:13:49.270 --> 00:13:51.050
  • and people would connect the dots to God's truth.
  • 00:13:51.050 --> 00:13:53.250
  • We're just ripping off Jesus.
  • 00:13:53.250 --> 00:13:57.020
  • I know I told you last week
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  • not to be an imitation,
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  • be an original, but it's okay if you're imitating Jesus.
  • 00:13:59.110 --> 00:14:03.090
  • (congregation applauding)
  • 00:14:03.090 --> 00:14:04.230
  • And then the Apostle Paul,
  • 00:14:04.230 --> 00:14:06.190
  • I would argue, second only to the Lord,
  • 00:14:06.190 --> 00:14:07.270
  • maybe the greatest communicator ever,
  • 00:14:07.270 --> 00:14:09.100
  • his oratory, his correspondence, writing the New Testament,
  • 00:14:09.100 --> 00:14:12.240
  • his logic, his words, and look at his methodology.
  • 00:14:12.240 --> 00:14:16.210
  • Let me show you one thing.
  • 00:14:16.210 --> 00:14:17.210
  • We're finally in Acts chapter 17.
  • 00:14:17.210 --> 00:14:19.040
  • You thought I forgot about Acts chapter 17,
  • 00:14:19.040 --> 00:14:21.060
  • but in Acts chapter 17, Paul is taking the gospel to Greece.
  • 00:14:21.060 --> 00:14:24.080
  • He's been journeying through modern day Turkey,
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  • and he's taking it to Macedonia,
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  • and now he's in Greece proper, the famous city of Athens,
  • 00:14:28.120 --> 00:14:30.130
  • and he recognized Athens is gonna be tough.
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  • All the smart people live in Athens.
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  • All the philosophers, and all the scientists,
  • 00:14:33.220 --> 00:14:36.000
  • right, all the mathematicians.
  • 00:14:36.000 --> 00:14:37.090
  • It's gonna be tough to crack this nut,
  • 00:14:37.090 --> 00:14:39.000
  • these just debate ideas all the time.
  • 00:14:39.000 --> 00:14:40.250
  • But look at verse 16 of chapter 17.
  • 00:14:40.250 --> 00:14:43.070
  • Verse 16 where it says, "While Paul was waiting
  • 00:14:43.070 --> 00:14:45.280
  • "for his team in Athens,
  • 00:14:45.280 --> 00:14:47.080
  • "he was greatly distressed to see
  • 00:14:47.080 --> 00:14:48.260
  • "that the city was full of --"
  • 00:14:48.260 --> 00:14:50.160
  • - [Congregation] Idols.
  • 00:14:50.160 --> 00:14:51.210
  • - So he's freaked out,
  • 00:14:51.210 --> 00:14:53.110
  • he's stressing, 'cause there's idols all over Athens.
  • 00:14:53.110 --> 00:14:56.070
  • Of course, we know that's the case.
  • 00:14:56.070 --> 00:14:57.170
  • There's all these temples and altars
  • 00:14:57.170 --> 00:14:59.120
  • and idols to all those Greek gods
  • 00:14:59.120 --> 00:15:01.060
  • we learned about in junior high, right?
  • 00:15:01.060 --> 00:15:02.260
  • So they're all there.
  • 00:15:02.260 --> 00:15:03.240
  • Now why is he bothered by this?
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  • Well, write down in the margin of your Bible,
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  • Exodus chapter 20, verses 3 and 4.
  • 00:15:06.150 --> 00:15:09.060
  • That's part of the 10 Commandments.
  • 00:15:09.060 --> 00:15:10.200
  • Part of the 10 most important
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  • relationship rules in the Bible,
  • 00:15:11.210 --> 00:15:13.070
  • and the second commandment God says, no idols.
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  • Are you kidding me, God says.
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  • I'm awesome.
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  • How do you represent me with something you carve or make?
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  • Some animal or combination of animals?
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  • That's insulting.
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  • No idols.
  • 00:15:29.140 --> 00:15:31.020
  • So Paul is bothered because these people are pagans
  • 00:15:31.020 --> 00:15:34.160
  • and they have all these idols,
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  • and idols are sin.
  • 00:15:35.240 --> 00:15:36.270
  • Now, in verse 22 of chapter 17,
  • 00:15:36.270 --> 00:15:40.020
  • he wants to connect this culture
  • 00:15:40.020 --> 00:15:42.050
  • with the truth of God's Word.
  • 00:15:42.050 --> 00:15:43.250
  • Look what the preacher does.
  • 00:15:43.250 --> 00:15:45.170
  • This is so creative and provocative.
  • 00:15:45.170 --> 00:15:49.020
  • "Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus
  • 00:15:49.020 --> 00:15:52.280
  • "and said, Men of Athens!
  • 00:15:52.280 --> 00:15:54.200
  • "I see that in every way that you are very religious.
  • 00:15:54.200 --> 00:15:56.280
  • "For as I walked around and looked carefully
  • 00:15:56.280 --> 00:15:58.220
  • "at your objects of worship,
  • 00:15:58.220 --> 00:16:00.140
  • "I even found an altar,"
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  • aka, "an idol, with this inscription:
  • 00:16:03.200 --> 00:16:06.040
  • "TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.
  • 00:16:06.040 --> 00:16:07.180
  • "Now what you worship as something unknown
  • 00:16:07.180 --> 00:16:09.210
  • "I am going to proclaim to you."
  • 00:16:09.210 --> 00:16:10.290
  • And he goes on to preach this Jesus.
  • 00:16:10.290 --> 00:16:12.090
  • Now stop right there.
  • 00:16:12.090 --> 00:16:13.250
  • The preacher is not using just something merely secular.
  • 00:16:13.250 --> 00:16:16.180
  • He's using something sinful.
  • 00:16:16.180 --> 00:16:18.140
  • He's using this evil idol,
  • 00:16:18.140 --> 00:16:21.010
  • this violation of the 10 Commandments,
  • 00:16:21.010 --> 00:16:22.190
  • this wicked thing, he's using this wicked thing,
  • 00:16:22.190 --> 00:16:24.230
  • as his visual aid.
  • 00:16:24.230 --> 00:16:26.030
  • Is that proper?
  • 00:16:27.220 --> 00:16:29.210
  • Is that even appropriate?
  • 00:16:29.210 --> 00:16:31.060
  • Hey, this is Paul, y'all.
  • 00:16:32.090 --> 00:16:34.140
  • (congregation laughing)
  • 00:16:34.140 --> 00:16:35.200
  • This is the first missionary in history,
  • 00:16:35.200 --> 00:16:37.140
  • the greatest church planter ever.
  • 00:16:37.140 --> 00:16:39.000
  • This is one chose and anointed apostle,
  • 00:16:39.000 --> 00:16:41.220
  • by the Lord Jesus Christ himself.
  • 00:16:41.220 --> 00:16:43.190
  • This is the author of sacred Scripture.
  • 00:16:43.190 --> 00:16:45.220
  • Dare we question his credibility,
  • 00:16:45.220 --> 00:16:47.220
  • his credentials, or methodology?
  • 00:16:47.220 --> 00:16:49.070
  • No.
  • 00:16:49.070 --> 00:16:50.060
  • We should imitate him.
  • 00:16:50.060 --> 00:16:51.190
  • And by the way, Paul doesn't use the idol
  • 00:16:51.190 --> 00:16:53.150
  • or altar with any disclaimer,
  • 00:16:53.150 --> 00:16:54.250
  • like, okay, now I don't believe in idolatry,
  • 00:16:54.250 --> 00:16:56.220
  • and idolatry is sin, but, no, no.
  • 00:16:56.220 --> 00:16:58.230
  • He just says, You've been looking for this God?
  • 00:16:58.230 --> 00:17:00.280
  • This idol represents this god?
  • 00:17:00.280 --> 00:17:02.250
  • Let me show you who this God is.
  • 00:17:02.250 --> 00:17:04.060
  • It's Jesus.
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  • - [Woman] Amen!
  • 00:17:05.280 --> 00:17:06.240
  • - Listen.
  • 00:17:06.240 --> 00:17:07.280
  • Would he get criticized for this,
  • 00:17:07.280 --> 00:17:09.170
  • would the disciples back in Jerusalem understand this?
  • 00:17:09.170 --> 00:17:12.210
  • He didn't care.
  • 00:17:12.210 --> 00:17:14.100
  • What, we was so passionate about helping people find God.
  • 00:17:14.100 --> 00:17:17.090
  • I love what he wrote down in I Corinthians 9:22.
  • 00:17:17.090 --> 00:17:19.130
  • This is the key verse for our church.
  • 00:17:19.130 --> 00:17:21.010
  • Every wonder why Church by the Glades,
  • 00:17:21.010 --> 00:17:22.220
  • why do we do these things?
  • 00:17:22.220 --> 00:17:23.210
  • why do we sometimes hang 10 toes
  • 00:17:23.210 --> 00:17:25.190
  • over the edge and the ledge?
  • 00:17:25.190 --> 00:17:26.270
  • Why do we push the envelope?
  • 00:17:26.270 --> 00:17:27.270
  • Here's the reason why.
  • 00:17:27.270 --> 00:17:29.030
  • It's on the screen right now.
  • 00:17:29.030 --> 00:17:30.140
  • Paul says, "I become all things
  • 00:17:30.140 --> 00:17:32.070
  • "to all people."
  • 00:17:32.070 --> 00:17:33.230
  • I'm not selling out, I'm not being fake.
  • 00:17:33.230 --> 00:17:35.140
  • I'm just trying to be relevant and relate to people.
  • 00:17:35.140 --> 00:17:38.160
  • Get ready.
  • 00:17:38.160 --> 00:17:39.230
  • "I have become all things to all people
  • 00:17:39.230 --> 00:17:41.170
  • "so that by all possible means,
  • 00:17:41.170 --> 00:17:46.140
  • "I might save some."
  • 00:17:47.130 --> 00:17:49.080
  • (congregation cheering and applauding)
  • 00:17:49.080 --> 00:17:51.020
  • You listen, what he's saying is,
  • 00:17:51.020 --> 00:17:52.260
  • I will just about do anything
  • 00:17:54.220 --> 00:17:58.260
  • to help someone find Christ.
  • 00:17:58.260 --> 00:18:00.200
  • Now quickly, there's some of you here going,
  • 00:18:01.240 --> 00:18:03.070
  • 'cause you're not a Christian yet.
  • 00:18:03.070 --> 00:18:04.230
  • You're here, maybe this is the first or second time,
  • 00:18:04.230 --> 00:18:06.000
  • you're like, David, are you trying to win me?
  • 00:18:06.000 --> 00:18:08.220
  • You trying to reach me, get me,
  • 00:18:08.220 --> 00:18:10.140
  • you trying?
  • 00:18:10.140 --> 00:18:12.140
  • Yes.
  • 00:18:12.140 --> 00:18:14.180
  • And I'm not trying to win over you.
  • 00:18:16.150 --> 00:18:18.060
  • I'm trying to win you over.
  • 00:18:18.060 --> 00:18:19.170
  • And I don't think I'm smarter than you,
  • 00:18:20.210 --> 00:18:22.110
  • or surely, more spiritual than you.
  • 00:18:22.110 --> 00:18:23.190
  • I just found this really great thing
  • 00:18:23.190 --> 00:18:25.040
  • that you only know through this relationship with God,
  • 00:18:25.040 --> 00:18:27.130
  • and I do this 'cause it's so good, and it's so awesome.
  • 00:18:27.130 --> 00:18:31.110
  • I'm a satisfied God customer.
  • 00:18:31.110 --> 00:18:34.000
  • And sometimes sharing Christ has been described like this.
  • 00:18:34.000 --> 00:18:36.190
  • It's one beggar telling a second beggar
  • 00:18:36.190 --> 00:18:39.040
  • where he found bread.
  • 00:18:39.040 --> 00:18:41.000
  • Now I like that.
  • 00:18:41.000 --> 00:18:41.280
  • There's humility in that,
  • 00:18:41.280 --> 00:18:43.030
  • so I'm not superior, or no, no, no.
  • 00:18:43.030 --> 00:18:44.240
  • One beggar telling another beggar
  • 00:18:44.240 --> 00:18:46.020
  • where he found bread,
  • 00:18:46.020 --> 00:18:47.090
  • so the only place that breaks down
  • 00:18:47.090 --> 00:18:48.170
  • is Jesus is way better than just white bread.
  • 00:18:48.170 --> 00:18:50.010
  • Jesus is way better than just complex carbohydrates.
  • 00:18:50.010 --> 00:18:53.270
  • It's one hungry person telling a second hungry person
  • 00:18:53.270 --> 00:18:56.150
  • well, I found a beautiful, bountiful buffet of blessing,
  • 00:18:56.150 --> 00:19:00.240
  • everlasting, eternal, man.
  • 00:19:00.240 --> 00:19:02.150
  • I want you to dine with me.
  • 00:19:02.150 --> 00:19:04.100
  • So yeah, I want you to get this,
  • 00:19:04.100 --> 00:19:06.120
  • because it's so very important.
  • 00:19:06.120 --> 00:19:08.140
  • So what kind of church are we?
  • 00:19:08.140 --> 00:19:10.150
  • We're an all possible means church.
  • 00:19:10.150 --> 00:19:12.210
  • When people are confused,
  • 00:19:12.210 --> 00:19:13.280
  • and they go Church by the Glades?
  • 00:19:13.280 --> 00:19:15.030
  • Is that a contemporary, creative church?
  • 00:19:15.030 --> 00:19:16.200
  • Or a traditional church?
  • 00:19:16.200 --> 00:19:17.250
  • Or Church by the Glades?
  • 00:19:17.250 --> 00:19:19.040
  • Is that a black church or a white church
  • 00:19:19.040 --> 00:19:21.030
  • or a Latin church?
  • 00:19:21.030 --> 00:19:21.280
  • Church by the Glades,
  • 00:19:21.280 --> 00:19:23.060
  • I hear it's a bunch of 20-somethings there.
  • 00:19:23.060 --> 00:19:24.010
  • Is that a young church?
  • 00:19:24.010 --> 00:19:25.190
  • Young church or middle aged church, or old?
  • 00:19:25.190 --> 00:19:27.060
  • Is it wealthy church?
  • 00:19:27.060 --> 00:19:28.110
  • Heck no.
  • 00:19:28.110 --> 00:19:29.190
  • Wealthy church, poor church?
  • 00:19:29.190 --> 00:19:30.260
  • What is it?
  • 00:19:30.260 --> 00:19:32.090
  • Here's what you say.
  • 00:19:32.090 --> 00:19:33.160
  • It's an all possible means kind of church.
  • 00:19:33.160 --> 00:19:35.260
  • (congregation cheering and applauding)
  • 00:19:35.260 --> 00:19:39.030
  • we recognize what God has done for us
  • 00:19:39.030 --> 00:19:41.010
  • is just way too good to keep to ourselves,
  • 00:19:41.010 --> 00:19:44.050
  • and that's why, that's why.
  • 00:19:44.050 --> 00:19:46.270
  • Thank you for clapping, but I want you to know
  • 00:19:46.270 --> 00:19:49.120
  • if we're an all possible means kind of church
  • 00:19:49.120 --> 00:19:51.070
  • that we will be critiqued and we will be criticized,
  • 00:19:51.070 --> 00:19:53.250
  • and people won't understand, and sometimes,
  • 00:19:53.250 --> 00:19:55.280
  • some of the most ruthless reviews will be other Christians.
  • 00:19:55.280 --> 00:19:59.150
  • Never respond in kind.
  • 00:19:59.150 --> 00:20:00.250
  • Never fire back.
  • 00:20:00.250 --> 00:20:02.260
  • You know, just.
  • 00:20:02.260 --> 00:20:03.210
  • Go on about your business.
  • 00:20:04.280 --> 00:20:06.270
  • And turn the other cheek, yes.
  • 00:20:06.270 --> 00:20:10.070
  • And just go on, but listen.
  • 00:20:10.070 --> 00:20:11.210
  • This is why.
  • 00:20:11.210 --> 00:20:12.290
  • Why we do what we do, it's edgy sometimes,
  • 00:20:12.290 --> 00:20:14.200
  • it's not normal.
  • 00:20:14.200 --> 00:20:15.280
  • I told you last week, normal's overrated,
  • 00:20:15.280 --> 00:20:18.000
  • and here's why.
  • 00:20:19.000 --> 00:20:19.290
  • Let me break it down this way.
  • 00:20:19.290 --> 00:20:20.230
  • Here's why.
  • 00:20:20.230 --> 00:20:22.120
  • I know sometimes it confuses people.
  • 00:20:22.120 --> 00:20:23.180
  • But here's why.
  • 00:20:23.180 --> 00:20:24.150
  • Because next week, he's finally coming.
  • 00:20:25.270 --> 00:20:29.180
  • Who is he?
  • 00:20:30.260 --> 00:20:32.110
  • Well, she came for the first time,
  • 00:20:32.110 --> 00:20:34.240
  • the weekend before Easter.
  • 00:20:34.240 --> 00:20:36.290
  • Excuse me, the weekend before Halloween in 2015.
  • 00:20:36.290 --> 00:20:39.050
  • 'Cause we always do crazy stuff on Halloween, right?
  • 00:20:39.050 --> 00:20:41.120
  • In fact, this year, we're doing two weeks,
  • 00:20:41.120 --> 00:20:44.010
  • it starts the 20th and 21st.
  • 00:20:44.010 --> 00:20:46.100
  • We're doing Hogwarts Halloween, all right?
  • 00:20:46.100 --> 00:20:48.210
  • Talk about edgy.
  • 00:20:48.210 --> 00:20:50.040
  • We're gonna do Hogwarts Halloween.
  • 00:20:50.040 --> 00:20:51.090
  • (congregation cheering and applauding)
  • 00:20:51.090 --> 00:20:52.090
  • 'Cause, y'all, man, came up,
  • 00:20:52.090 --> 00:20:53.190
  • biggest attendance we had last year,
  • 00:20:53.190 --> 00:20:55.030
  • we did one of the movies themes, we did Harry Potter
  • 00:20:55.030 --> 00:20:56.150
  • and had butterbeer in the lobby,
  • 00:20:56.150 --> 00:20:58.190
  • and y'all came out like crazy.
  • 00:20:58.190 --> 00:20:59.170
  • So it brought in the crowd,
  • 00:20:59.170 --> 00:21:01.140
  • and so we're gonna do that,
  • 00:21:01.140 --> 00:21:02.210
  • but back in 2015, we did Monsterology,
  • 00:21:02.210 --> 00:21:05.130
  • and we did the Spooktacular that weekend before Halloween,
  • 00:21:05.130 --> 00:21:08.020
  • make it kid-friendly, short services,
  • 00:21:08.020 --> 00:21:09.220
  • and so she came, because a nice coworker,
  • 00:21:09.220 --> 00:21:12.110
  • who went to Church by the Glades,
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  • gave her an invite card.
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  • Said, I know you have a six year old,
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  • I know she has a costume.
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  • Here's a safe place to wear the costume.
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  • The service is short and sweet and kid-friendly,
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  • and then we'll go through the trunks,
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  • and man, she'll have a blast,
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  • and so the person looked at the card,
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  • and thought, is this for a church?
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  • Or for the Haunted Mansion?
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • But she came.
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  • And her daughter had a blast,
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  • and she had a blast,
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  • but she didn't come back the next week,
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  • or the next week, or the next week,
  • 00:21:39.080 --> 00:21:40.150
  • but Christmas, nice coworker invited her,
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  • and she came for Christmas,
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  • and after Christmas, she started coming every single week,
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  • every single week, and didn't miss a week,
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  • until finally, it was Easter of 2016,
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  • and she was under such God conviction,
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  • she wanted to give her heart to Christ.
  • 00:21:54.040 --> 00:21:55.160
  • She wanted to give her heart to Christ,
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  • and she just couldn't pull the trigger,
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  • and she just kind of chickened out,
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  • and didn't do it, but she kept coming,
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  • and it was the next series, Fearless Family.
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  • When she heard that God didn't just wanna be
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  • her religion, God wanted a relationship,
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  • that God wanted to be her family, her dad,
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  • she gave her heart to Jesus Christ,
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  • she was saved, she was baptized,
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  • without fanfare.
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  • Why she'd kind of keep it on the down low?
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  • Because of him, because her husband didn't do church,
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  • and the husband never came,
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  • didn't mind that she was coming and bringing their daughter,
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  • but he didn't grow up in church.
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  • Sunday was his only day off,
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  • and so she began, as soon as she was saved,
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  • to pray for him, and she prayed that God would just give,
  • 00:22:28.200 --> 00:22:31.280
  • you know, just a nice chance to invite him to church.
  • 00:22:31.280 --> 00:22:33.270
  • She knew it wasn't his thing,
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  • and so she asked a time or two,
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  • he had no interest.
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  • She didn't push, but she prayed and she prayed,
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  • and she prayed, and Christmas rolled around.
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  • She thought maybe Christmas, he'll come,
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  • but he didn't come on Christmas,
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  • so she came alone.
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  • She worshiped alone.
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  • Then Easter rolled around this past year,
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  • and Easter, he said,
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  • yeah, I'll do church this Easter with you,
  • 00:22:52.260 --> 00:22:54.090
  • but Easter happened, and it was a nice day,
  • 00:22:54.090 --> 00:22:56.100
  • and he went golfing instead, so she came alone again,
  • 00:22:56.100 --> 00:22:58.290
  • she worshiped alone, but she continued to pray
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  • and be patient and wait for a moment.
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  • And this next Sunday, he's coming.
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  • He's finally gonna come.
  • 00:23:07.150 --> 00:23:09.080
  • Oh, wait a minute, though.
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  • He's not coming to learn.
  • 00:23:11.190 --> 00:23:14.030
  • He's coming with an attitude.
  • 00:23:14.030 --> 00:23:15.260
  • He's coming to shut her up.
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  • He's coming looking for anything and everything
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  • not to like.
  • 00:23:20.190 --> 00:23:22.010
  • He's gonna come and sit in his seat,
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  • with an attitude, just so he can say,
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  • okay, I came to your church.
  • 00:23:25.250 --> 00:23:27.060
  • It's not for me, get off my back.
  • 00:23:27.060 --> 00:23:29.200
  • So he's gonna show up,
  • 00:23:29.200 --> 00:23:30.210
  • he's gonna drive the family SUV,
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  • and pull up on the lot,
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  • and all of a sudden,
  • 00:23:33.240 --> 00:23:35.020
  • here are these nice people, volunteers,
  • 00:23:35.020 --> 00:23:36.210
  • though it's 95 degrees, and 130% humidity.
  • 00:23:36.210 --> 00:23:39.250
  • They're out there helping him find a place to park,
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  • 'cause he's never been on the lot before.
  • 00:23:41.210 --> 00:23:43.040
  • Then he's gonna walk through one of the doors,
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  • and here, again, is a nice smiling person,
  • 00:23:44.250 --> 00:23:46.210
  • a greeter, saying, hey!
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  • Welcome to Church by the Glades.
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  • Gonna go to the coffee bar in the lobby.
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  • He likes coffee, needs some coffee,
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  • takes it black.
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  • Gets his coffee, takes a sip, and says, wow.
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  • At least the coffee's good.
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  • Today's not gonna be a total waste.
  • 00:23:58.210 --> 00:23:59.260
  • Reaches for his wallet to pay for it,
  • 00:23:59.260 --> 00:24:01.050
  • and the person says, oh, no, it's free.
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  • We're just glad you're here.
  • 00:24:03.150 --> 00:24:05.170
  • Walks into one of the tunnels,
  • 00:24:05.170 --> 00:24:06.290
  • and there's the nice greeting people, the ushers.
  • 00:24:06.290 --> 00:24:09.100
  • Can I help you find a seat?
  • 00:24:09.100 --> 00:24:10.260
  • Nothing too close.
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  • Don't wanna sit down front
  • 00:24:11.240 --> 00:24:13.020
  • where like the God cooties get on me.
  • 00:24:13.020 --> 00:24:14.170
  • Put me up here in the top.
  • 00:24:14.170 --> 00:24:15.170
  • (congregation laughing)
  • 00:24:15.170 --> 00:24:17.120
  • And he takes a seat.
  • 00:24:17.120 --> 00:24:18.120
  • Slumps in his chair, folds his arms.
  • 00:24:20.030 --> 00:24:22.230
  • Countdown concludes, lights drop for a moment.
  • 00:24:24.070 --> 00:24:27.150
  • All of a sudden, the band takes its place,
  • 00:24:27.150 --> 00:24:29.010
  • musicians step out, the entels fire, bam!
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  • First worship song, he thinks,
  • 00:24:32.120 --> 00:24:34.090
  • I don't remember church music being this hip before.
  • 00:24:34.090 --> 00:24:37.270
  • This is pretty good.
  • 00:24:37.270 --> 00:24:39.090
  • He stands up out of respect with everybody else,
  • 00:24:39.090 --> 00:24:40.250
  • but he's not singing.
  • 00:24:40.250 --> 00:24:42.010
  • Why?
  • 00:24:42.010 --> 00:24:43.120
  • The music's good, but it's Christian music.
  • 00:24:43.120 --> 00:24:44.070
  • It's worship music.
  • 00:24:44.070 --> 00:24:45.050
  • We should sing worship music.
  • 00:24:45.050 --> 00:24:46.210
  • We should sing music that honors our Jesus.
  • 00:24:46.210 --> 00:24:48.200
  • That's the right thing for us to do,
  • 00:24:48.200 --> 00:24:49.270
  • but he doesn't listen to Christian music,
  • 00:24:49.270 --> 00:24:52.000
  • so he's unmoved.
  • 00:24:52.290 --> 00:24:54.190
  • But then, a brief prayer,
  • 00:24:54.190 --> 00:24:56.000
  • and the lights drop,
  • 00:24:56.000 --> 00:24:56.280
  • and then the lights fire again,
  • 00:24:56.280 --> 00:24:58.050
  • and this time, the LED fires with color
  • 00:24:58.050 --> 00:25:00.130
  • like a cornucopia, and the room explodes
  • 00:25:00.130 --> 00:25:02.260
  • in light and music, and he hears the first few beats
  • 00:25:02.260 --> 00:25:05.150
  • of the next song, and he says, wait a minute.
  • 00:25:05.150 --> 00:25:07.260
  • I know that song!
  • 00:25:07.260 --> 00:25:09.230
  • Is that Bruno Mars they're doing?
  • 00:25:09.230 --> 00:25:12.070
  • Is that Justin Bieber they're doing?
  • 00:25:12.070 --> 00:25:14.250
  • Is that Beyonce they're doing?
  • 00:25:14.250 --> 00:25:17.120
  • Is that U2?
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  • U2's my favorite band,
  • 00:25:18.140 --> 00:25:19.290
  • and without even realizing it,
  • 00:25:19.290 --> 00:25:22.280
  • he unfolds his arms.
  • 00:25:22.280 --> 00:25:25.080
  • Or maybe Fred and Heather come out
  • 00:25:27.000 --> 00:25:27.270
  • and do something crazy,
  • 00:25:27.270 --> 00:25:29.040
  • and he laughs in spite of himself,
  • 00:25:29.040 --> 00:25:30.130
  • and he drops his arms,
  • 00:25:30.130 --> 00:25:31.290
  • and he drops his defenses,
  • 00:25:31.290 --> 00:25:34.120
  • and the life changing Word of God
  • 00:25:34.120 --> 00:25:37.170
  • can penetrate his heart at that point.
  • 00:25:37.170 --> 00:25:39.260
  • That's why we do it.
  • 00:25:39.260 --> 00:25:43.150
  • (congregation applauding)
  • 00:25:43.150 --> 00:25:44.190
  • That's why you volunteer,
  • 00:25:44.190 --> 00:25:48.150
  • and that's why you invite,
  • 00:25:48.150 --> 00:25:50.110
  • and that's why Church by the Glades
  • 00:25:50.110 --> 00:25:52.000
  • better fire on all cylinders next week
  • 00:25:52.000 --> 00:25:54.110
  • at every campus, because he's coming next week.
  • 00:25:54.110 --> 00:25:57.240
  • That's why we must dial up the creativity,
  • 00:25:57.240 --> 00:26:00.060
  • so the message is compelling and clear,
  • 00:26:00.060 --> 00:26:02.000
  • and he stays awake.
  • 00:26:02.000 --> 00:26:02.270
  • That's why.
  • 00:26:02.270 --> 00:26:04.030
  • That's why your pastor better pray,
  • 00:26:04.030 --> 00:26:05.150
  • and practice and prepare,
  • 00:26:05.150 --> 00:26:07.040
  • because I gotta show up loaded for bear,
  • 00:26:07.040 --> 00:26:09.100
  • 'cause he's coming next week,
  • 00:26:09.100 --> 00:26:11.010
  • and we might just get one shot with him.
  • 00:26:11.010 --> 00:26:13.000
  • One shot with him.
  • 00:26:13.000 --> 00:26:15.060
  • Everything is at stake for him.
  • 00:26:15.060 --> 00:26:17.030
  • If the Bible is true, it's life or death,
  • 00:26:17.030 --> 00:26:20.010
  • heaven or hell, and with the stakes that high,
  • 00:26:20.010 --> 00:26:22.240
  • we cannot afford the luxury of playing it safe.
  • 00:26:22.240 --> 00:26:25.190
  • We're an all possible means kind of church,
  • 00:26:25.190 --> 00:26:29.020
  • because he's coming next week.
  • 00:26:29.020 --> 00:26:31.220
  • Someone's always coming,
  • 00:26:31.220 --> 00:26:33.080
  • and the stakes are that high.
  • 00:26:33.080 --> 00:26:34.240
  • It's not about the thousands.
  • 00:26:34.240 --> 00:26:36.090
  • It's about the one,
  • 00:26:36.090 --> 00:26:38.100
  • and as long as one person needs Jesus,
  • 00:26:38.100 --> 00:26:41.070
  • we'll do whatever it flipping takes,
  • 00:26:43.050 --> 00:26:45.250
  • and that's the reason why.
  • 00:26:45.250 --> 00:26:50.090
  • (congregation cheering and applauding)
  • 00:26:50.090 --> 00:26:51.250
  • I wanna pray over you.
  • 00:26:51.250 --> 00:26:52.200
  • And there's somebody here,
  • 00:26:55.280 --> 00:26:57.080
  • somebody here, yeah, you can stand up,
  • 00:26:57.080 --> 00:26:58.290
  • stand to your feet.
  • 00:26:58.290 --> 00:27:00.090
  • Let's go, we'll walk out,
  • 00:27:00.090 --> 00:27:01.090
  • since this is done.
  • 00:27:01.090 --> 00:27:02.160
  • There's somebody here, you're that one person,
  • 00:27:02.160 --> 00:27:03.230
  • and this would be a brilliant day
  • 00:27:03.230 --> 00:27:05.000
  • to give yourself, by faith, to King Jesus.
  • 00:27:05.000 --> 00:27:06.130
  • They'll be nice folks at the edge of the stage,
  • 00:27:06.130 --> 00:27:07.270
  • help you make that great decision.
  • 00:27:07.270 --> 00:27:09.180
  • - Thanks so much for checking out the show today.
  • 00:27:09.180 --> 00:27:12.020
  • We are honored that you would tune in,
  • 00:27:12.020 --> 00:27:13.140
  • and we hope that today's message
  • 00:27:13.140 --> 00:27:14.220
  • would continue to be a source of inspiration
  • 00:27:14.220 --> 00:27:17.030
  • and encouragement as you go forward into your week.
  • 00:27:17.030 --> 00:27:19.280
  • - Well, that's it for our show today.
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  • Thanks again for being here,
  • 00:27:21.280 --> 00:27:23.130
  • and we look forward to seeing you next time
  • 00:27:23.130 --> 00:27:25.090
  • on Church by the Glades.
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