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October 4, 2020
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Ed Young creatively presents inspirational and biblical truth for every area of life.

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  • Pastor Ed Young: The churchshould be the most creative
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  • entity in the world.
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  • The church is where it happens,the church is where we find
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  • purpose and meaning and power.
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  • The church is the living,breathing body of Christ.
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  • Wisdom, though, is seeing lifethrough the perspective of God.
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  • You've never locked eyes withsomeone that Jesus did not
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  • die for.
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  • Pastor Ed Young: Thanks so muchfor watching Ed
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  • Young Television.
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  • You know, the next 30 minutes, Ibelieve can change the course of
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  • your life.
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  • So sit back and lean in, becauseI believe God is going to do
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  • some amazing things in your lifeand in mine.
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  • Pastor Ed Young: Game day.
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  • Does anyone in here ever watchESPN's Game Day?
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  • Anybody watch Game Day?
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  • It's very popular program.
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  • In fact, I feel like I prettymuch have breakfast with Kirk
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  • Herbstreit and Lee Corso everySaturday morning.
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  • We have Game Day as followers ofChrist every day, and this is
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  • part of the big game that wehave every week around here.
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  • So let's cheer like it's gameday.
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  • [cheering]
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  • I don't know about you, but Ilove to look at the fans against
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  • the backdrop of Game Day.
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  • The fans, man, they freak meout.
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  • They're so fun, they're soenjoyable, they do so many
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  • outrageous things.
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  • We love to be fans.
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  • I mean, you're a fan, I'm a fan,we're made to be a fan, we're
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  • fashioned to be a fan, we'redesigned for devotion.
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  • My brother told me, he goes, Ed,wouldn't it be hilarious if like
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  • Martians landed one day onplanet Earth and they watched us
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  • during football season?
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  • They would go, wow, they worshipan oblong ball, a pigskin zipped
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  • up with air, and all thesemuscular guys are pushing it
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  • back and forth on top of greencarpet that has white lines
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  • through it, it's amazing.
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  • Have you ever thought aboutthat?
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  • We love to be fans, we love tocheer for stuff.
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  • No one taught me how to do it, Ijust do it.
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  • No one taught you how to do it,you just do it.
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  • We are people that are intodevotion.
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  • You know, if Jesus could walk onthe stage right here in the
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  • flesh, maybe instead of saying,follow me, he might say, become
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  • a fan.
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  • Because we understand a fan, andin today's culture, follow is
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  • kind of hollow.
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  • That's what people do on socialmedia, and they don't really
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  • follow us.
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  • Oh, I have this many followers,or you have that many followers,
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  • you don't really follow us,they're just sort of, like,
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  • okay, yeah, check out what youdo or whatever.
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  • Jesus might say, become afull-on fan.
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  • There are two types of fans, andlet's just talk about these
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  • two groups.
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  • There's going to be the full-onfanatical fan, that's one group.
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  • The other group would be thebandwagon or fair weather fan.
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  • I thought to myself, who do Iknow is a full-on fan?
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  • Thought about my wife, Lisa.
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  • She's a full-on fan.
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  • She's a fanatical fan.
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  • She loves football.
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  • Loves it!
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  • Especially The University ofSouth Carolina.
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  • Their mascot, the Gamecocks.
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  • What?
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  • A chicken?
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  • The fighting Game Chickens ofSouth Carolina.
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  • Lisa is a true fan.
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  • I'm not.
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  • I'll just be flat-out honest, Iam more of a fair weather,
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  • almost said fowl weather, fairweather, bandwagon fan.
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  • So I was just thinking aboutsomeone that character qualities
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  • of Lisa's fandom, and as I wasthinkin' about those, I thought,
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  • wow, those relate to the fieldof faith.
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  • Because, as I told you earlier,we're made to cheer, we're made
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  • to get behind something, we'remade for devotion.
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  • God gives us that opportunity.
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  • God says, man, you can eitherworship the Creator or
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  • the creation.
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  • We have a lot of people thatworship the creation.
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  • They put plants and animals andthings above God.
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  • They worship it.
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  • Environmentalists.
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  • Now, I'm all about theenvironment, we should take care
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  • of the planet.
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  • We don't put the planet, though,above the person of Jesus.
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  • We don't do that.
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  • That's pantheism.
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  • Then a lot of people worshipanimals.
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  • They worship the creatures asopposed to the Creator.
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  • Try posting something on socialmedia, as I do a lot.
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  • And this past week, I posted apicture of an alligator snapping
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  • turtle that I caught.
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  • Did you see that on Instagram?
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  • It weighed over 100 pounds.
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  • I loved the turtle.
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  • I took care of the turtle.
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  • Gingerly put this 90-year-oldspecimen of a dinosaur back into
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  • the tricky waters of the TrinityRiver.
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  • I got some hate on that.
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  • A turtle!
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  • A lot of people worship man.
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  • We worship our bodies.
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  • Think about body-building, andthink about this whole realm of
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  • eating "clean."
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  • I mean, some people just take itover the edge, they redline it.
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  • Lifting weights and working out.
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  • We're addicted, we'reworshipping that.
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  • A lot of people worship money inour culture today.
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  • We worship so many things, andwe want to step back and
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  • go, whoa!
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  • Great worship!
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  • Wrong object or wrong person.
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  • But, the bottom line is, we'regonna be a fan.
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  • We're gonna be a fan.
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  • And it's great to be a fan.
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  • I'm not hating on cheering oryelling or go, Cowboys, or let's
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  • go, Dolphins or University ofMiami, or the Oklahoma Sooners,
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  • or the Texas Longhorns, or theSouth Carolina Game Chickens.
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  • We can do all of that, that'sawesome.
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  • Don't, though, waste yourworship.
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  • Don't do it.
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  • God knows if we waste ourworship on anything or anyone
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  • else other than him.
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  • And we're gonna be gravely, punintended, disappointed.
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  • Well, let's go through Lisa'slife.
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  • I love to talk about someoneelse other than me.
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  • Lisa is a full-on fan.
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  • How do you know that, Ed?
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  • I just observe her.
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  • Number one, she's superpassionate.
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  • Whoo!
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  • I'll hear her do that I'm in mystudy, tryin' to put the
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  • finishing touches on themessage, she's watching the Game
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  • Chickens once again.
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  • And normally they lose.
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  • I go, what happened?
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  • Well, Carolina is two touchdownsbehind with three minutes to go
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  • in the game, maybe they can pullit out.
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  • I'm thinkin' to myself, wow,she's passionate about that?
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  • If they lose, oh!
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  • They lost!
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  • So her emotions go up and downbecause she is a full-on fan.
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  • God has feelings too.
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  • And so often, Friday nightlights, woo hoo!
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  • Pee Wee football, yeah!
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  • The SMU Mustangs, woo hoo!
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  • The USC Trojans!
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  • Jesus?
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  • [cheering]
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  • I set you up for that one,didn't I?
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • How passionate?
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  • I'm just asking you a question.
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  • Are you about the things of God?
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  • Are you a full-on fan?
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  • Real fans like Lisa, they'rewell-educated, she knows what's
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  • goin' on.
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  • I mean, she talks to people whoknows what's going on about the
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  • Game Chickens, about thequarterback situation, about the
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  • coaching situation, about theirschedule.
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  • She knows what's happening.
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  • Websites, and she's reading andlooking, and she is a
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  • well-informed fan.
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  • Are you?
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  • Fantasy football!
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  • Are you?
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  • I've got the Cowboys' schedulememorized.
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  • Are you?
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  • I mean, I know the roster ofthis team and that team.
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  • How 'bout the roster of theplaybook?
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  • How 'bout the plays, theoffensive and defensive schemes,
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  • in this Book?
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  • How 'bout the basic doctrine ofthe faith, salvation by grace
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  • through faith?
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  • The authority of the inerrancyof Scripture?
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  • The substitutionary atonement ofJesus?
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  • Sanctification?
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  • Justification?
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  • Some of you are like, what areyou talkin' about?
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  • I'm just talking to you aboutbasic Christianity.
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  • And, sadly, a lot of you have noidea what I'm talking about.
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  • Are you a real fan?
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  • Really?
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  • You're a full-on fan.
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  • Okay, just asking.
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  • Pastor Ed Young: I just want tosay, again, a huge thanks for
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  • your generosity and for youpartnering with us.
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  • No matter where you are, nomatter what age or stage you
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  • find yourself in life, we havetools, we have books, we have
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  • resources to help you in thisendeavor.
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  • So if you're not a part of ourfamily here, we'll love for you
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  • to become a part.
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  • You can see what to do on thescreen.
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  • So again, thanks for yourgenerosity, and let's go back to
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  • the message.
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  • Pastor Ed Young: As I said, Lisais super passionate.
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  • She's well-educated, she's crazyloyal.
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  • But also,
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  • very relational.
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  • When it comes to being a fan,she's always inviting people
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  • over to watch the Game Chickens,well, play.
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  • Always, always, alwaysconnecting.
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  • Oh, honey, look, they have aSouth Carolina Gamecocks bumper
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  • sticker on the back!
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  • They have a license plate,let's-- I mean, she wants us to
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  • wave at cars, and, hey, what'sup?
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • Okay, you're a fan, you'redevoted, you're a follower
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  • of Christ?
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  • How promotional are you?
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  • You know, how really promotionaland how relational are you?
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  • Do you invite?
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  • Do you connect that someone gaveyou a block of eight seats, I
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  • guarantee you'd fill 'em.
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  • Oh, come to the game with me.
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  • Yeah, you've gotta see USC play,you've got to see the
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  • Gamecocks play.
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  • I just, I just thought aboutthat when I thought about Lisa,
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  • she's very relational, and she'shighly invested.
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  • When she goes to Columbia, SouthCarolina now and then,
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  • invariably she'll go to a game.
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  • And she will sit in great seats,and she'll pay good money to sit
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  • in great seats.
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  • She buys paraphernalia, she buysall sorts of clothing.
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  • I mean, she has a University ofSouth Carolina shirt on today.
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  • How promotional are you?
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  • I mean, how invested are you?
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  • How relational are you?
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  • How loyal are you?
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  • How educated are you?
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  • How passionate are you?
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  • Major questions.
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  • I checked the ticket pricesright before I walked out, the
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  • average season ticket packagefor the Dallas Cowboys,
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  • average, $1.900.
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  • Parking averages $30 to $80.
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  • I thought about doing thatduring this series, flagging
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  • people down and go, whoa,that'll be $80, because you have
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  • a great parking space.
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  • In fact, all of you people heredown front, when you walk out,
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  • you're not gonna be able toleave until you pay $525
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  • per person.
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  • These are like sought-afterseats.
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  • And some of you are shootingdaggers at me right now.
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  • But if you were in a stadium, orthe stage-ium, you'd be like,
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  • wow, these are awesome seats,only $525!
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  • Isn't that funny?
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  • So you're a fan?
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  • Seriously, you're full-on fan ofChrist?
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  • I'm just asking.
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  • How about your finances, youknow?
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  • Something you'll never hear, Ilove to imitate Jerry Jones.
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  • Jerry Jones, say.
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  • I thought about several things.
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  • Number one, my stadium's toobig.
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • I've heard that about thisplace.
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  • Too loud.
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  • I don't like all the differentsongs.
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • [congregation cheering]
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  • I just want your money.
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • Man, how much should that screencost?
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  • Oh!
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  • Isn't it awesome, he signed a$75 million contract, wooo!
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  • You're a fan?
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  • You're?
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  • Seriously, you're a follower ofChrist, right?
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  • Really?
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  • Let me look at your finances.
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  • I mean, that's the answer.
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  • That's what the Bible says.
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  • I didn't say that.
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  • I can look at your money.
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  • You can look at my money.
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  • You can go, oh okay, I can seewho Ed is devoted to.
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  • Just a thought.
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  • I mean, again, I'm just-- Lisais invested.
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  • She spends, you know, a good bitof money on football.
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  • Oh, also, this is a great one.
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  • She's extremely generational.
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  • In other words, when Lisa waslittle, she didn't have a choice
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  • about the Gamecocks.
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  • Her dad graduated from there,and I think took her to games
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  • before she could even like walk.
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  • So it was like, you're gonna bea Gamecock as long as you're
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  • under my roof, little Lisa.
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  • And then when you graduate andindividuate, you can make your
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  • own choice.
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  • Oh, I wanna be a modern, cool,millennial parent, you know, my
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  • kid's just gonna make up theirown minds about religion and the
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  • things of God.
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  • And how much dope are yousmoking?
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • Yeah, I wanna give my kid achoice, you know, I don't think
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  • all their friends show up here.
  • 00:16:40.245 --> 00:16:43.248
  • Well, they're not.
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  • And they don't.
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  • And they won't.
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  • What's the next issue?
  • 00:16:48.754 --> 00:16:50.556
  • Who's the parent?
  • 00:16:50.589 --> 00:16:54.593
  • I mean, seriously, who's thecoach here?
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  • I'm glad I didn't have a choicein the matter when I was
  • 00:16:58.764 --> 00:17:03.802
  • growing up.
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  • I'm glad that my parents weregenerational, and I'm glad this
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  • church is generational.
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  • Are you?
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  • Think about the resources andenergy and effort we put it into
  • 00:17:15.147 --> 00:17:19.351
  • the next generation!
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  • Are you a fan?
  • 00:17:25.657 --> 00:17:27.759
  • I mean, I know you are, but areyou a fair weather fan, or
  • 00:17:27.793 --> 00:17:33.332
  • a full-on fan?
  • 00:17:33.365 --> 00:17:36.668
  • Fans are generational.
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  • One more, and I've touched onthis already,
  • 00:17:40.472 --> 00:17:44.877
  • but Lisa is thoroughlypromotional.
  • 00:17:44.910 --> 00:17:51.183
  • You really can't shut her downwhen she gets on a roll, talking
  • 00:17:51.216 --> 00:17:57.322
  • about the University of SouthCarolina.
  • 00:17:57.356 --> 00:17:59.925
  • But I'm telling you, she'spromotional.
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  • She'll tell you about it, she'lladvertise it, she'll talk
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  • about it.
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  • Are you promotional about Jesus?
  • 00:18:11.303 --> 00:18:16.074
  • Are you promotional about thisstage-ium?
  • 00:18:16.108 --> 00:18:21.747
  • Are you?
  • 00:18:21.780 --> 00:18:24.449
  • Again, just a test.
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  • I mean, Jesus, though, youknow, he talked about basically
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  • two groups of people, thewheat and the tares.
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  • The believers and thenon-believers, the fruitful and
  • 00:18:39.998 --> 00:18:48.640
  • the fruitless.
  • 00:18:48.674 --> 00:18:51.276
  • Those on the narrow way, andthose on the broad way.
  • 00:18:51.310 --> 00:18:58.016
  • Those who are full-on fans, andthose who are
  • 00:18:58.050 --> 00:19:05.123
  • fair weather fans.
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  • The Gospel of John chapter 6,John 6, verse 60, here's
  • 00:19:09.695 --> 00:19:16.268
  • the context.
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  • Jesus had just performed theHebrew Happy Meal miracle, the
  • 00:19:17.636 --> 00:19:23.809
  • feeding of the 5.000.
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  • People were like, oh boy, freefood!
  • 00:19:29.314 --> 00:19:35.053
  • High in protein and carbs.
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  • Fish and chips.woo!
  • 00:19:40.192 --> 00:19:43.061
  • All right.
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  • He began to teach and talk andthings, and then the people
  • 00:19:45.063 --> 00:19:48.533
  • thought, oh yeah, Jesus, he'sgonna be a political figure.
  • 00:19:48.567 --> 00:19:53.171
  • He is going to take control, andthe Jews will dominate.
  • 00:19:53.205 --> 00:19:58.377
  • And they were thinking that andthen Jesus kind of cruised over
  • 00:19:58.410 --> 00:20:03.282
  • a body of water and theydiscovered he was over there and
  • 00:20:03.315 --> 00:20:06.184
  • they all followed him overthere.
  • 00:20:06.218 --> 00:20:08.654
  • I mean, people were just dyingto get a glimpse of him.
  • 00:20:08.687 --> 00:20:14.026
  • And all of a sudden, he draws aline in the sand.
  • 00:20:14.059 --> 00:20:19.965
  • All of a sudden, he goes, wow.
  • 00:20:19.998 --> 00:20:24.970
  • I'm gonna throw a flag, and Iwant you to think about
  • 00:20:25.003 --> 00:20:28.707
  • your life.
  • 00:20:28.740 --> 00:20:30.042
  • Listen to these difficult words.
  • 00:20:30.075 --> 00:20:32.110
  • Verse 60, John chapter 6.
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  • "On hearing it, many of hisdisciples," not a few.
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  • Disciples.
  • 00:20:41.653 --> 00:20:44.323
  • I mean, he was separating thefull-on followers with the fair
  • 00:20:44.356 --> 00:20:50.862
  • weather fans.
  • 00:20:50.896 --> 00:20:53.432
  • "On hearing it," many fairweather fans said, "this is a
  • 00:20:53.465 --> 00:20:59.738
  • hard teaching.
  • 00:20:59.771 --> 00:21:01.940
  • Who can accept it?"
  • 00:21:01.973 --> 00:21:05.644
  • Verse 61.
  • 00:21:05.677 --> 00:21:07.012
  • Jesus, of course, hacking intowhat was happening, "Aware that
  • 00:21:07.045 --> 00:21:10.682
  • his disciples were grumblingabout this, Jesus said to them,
  • 00:21:10.716 --> 00:21:16.154
  • 'Does this offend you?'"
  • 00:21:16.188 --> 00:21:19.224
  • See, we don't understand thatthe message of Jesus
  • 00:21:19.257 --> 00:21:23.462
  • is offensive.
  • 00:21:23.495 --> 00:21:26.865
  • Let me say that again.
  • 00:21:26.898 --> 00:21:28.633
  • The message of Jesus draws linesin the sand, lines of love,
  • 00:21:28.667 --> 00:21:33.705
  • lines of grace, but lines oftruth.
  • 00:21:33.739 --> 00:21:38.510
  • And now, skip down to verse 66.
  • 00:21:38.543 --> 00:21:40.879
  • It's interesting, this is John6:66, is it not?
  • 00:21:40.912 --> 00:21:48.353
  • "From this time, many," not afew!
  • 00:21:48.387 --> 00:21:54.993
  • Not this person, or that person,not the ones who, you know, had
  • 00:21:55.026 --> 00:22:01.166
  • negative blogs or anything, ohno.
  • 00:22:01.199 --> 00:22:02.901
  • It says, "From this time," Jesussaid, "many of his disciples
  • 00:22:02.934 --> 00:22:08.039
  • turned their back and no longerfollowed him."
  • 00:22:08.073 --> 00:22:12.444
  • Many of the disciples turnedtheir back and no longer
  • 00:22:12.477 --> 00:22:16.615
  • followed him.
  • 00:22:16.648 --> 00:22:17.983
  • Read here.
  • 00:22:18.016 --> 00:22:19.317
  • They were no longer fans.
  • 00:22:19.351 --> 00:22:22.888
  • They were, again, fair weather,bandwagon fans.
  • 00:22:22.921 --> 00:22:31.263
  • Again, I'm just asking you.
  • 00:22:31.296 --> 00:22:32.597
  • Are you a full-on fan, or a fairweather fan?
  • 00:22:32.631 --> 00:22:36.435
  • I mean, just a checklist.
  • 00:22:36.468 --> 00:22:37.869
  • And then Matthew 7, verse 21,Jesus said this.
  • 00:22:37.903 --> 00:22:47.179
  • "Not everyone who says to me,'Lord, Lord,' will enter the
  • 00:22:47.212 --> 00:22:50.515
  • kingdom of heaven.
  • 00:22:50.549 --> 00:22:53.051
  • But only he who does the will ofmy Father, who is in heaven."
  • 00:22:53.084 --> 00:23:01.793
  • Again, we have Jesus separatingthe full-on fan with the fair
  • 00:23:01.827 --> 00:23:07.699
  • weather fan.
  • 00:23:07.732 --> 00:23:11.203
  • Which one are you?Which one are you?
  • 00:23:11.236 --> 00:23:20.178
  • Think about these qualities Ijust mentioned.
  • 00:23:20.212 --> 00:23:26.885
  • They mirror the life of Jesus.
  • 00:23:26.918 --> 00:23:31.990
  • Passionate.
  • 00:23:32.023 --> 00:23:33.825
  • Is Jesus passionate for you andme?
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  • Are you kidding me?
  • 00:23:35.861 --> 00:23:42.100
  • Educational.
  • 00:23:42.133 --> 00:23:43.835
  • Jesus knows you and me betterthan we know ourselves.
  • 00:23:43.869 --> 00:23:47.973
  • Loyal.
  • 00:23:48.006 --> 00:23:49.841
  • He's for you, not against you.
  • 00:23:49.875 --> 00:23:52.143
  • He's for me.
  • 00:23:52.177 --> 00:23:55.146
  • The Holy Spirit is encouragingyou to acquiesce and to give
  • 00:23:55.180 --> 00:23:59.084
  • your life to him.
  • 00:23:59.117 --> 00:24:01.887
  • Relational?
  • 00:24:01.920 --> 00:24:03.788
  • That's Christianity, it's not areligion.
  • 00:24:03.822 --> 00:24:08.393
  • How 'bout invested?
  • 00:24:08.426 --> 00:24:10.095
  • Jesus is totally invested in oursalvation.
  • 00:24:10.128 --> 00:24:16.134
  • Think about the words thatdescribe salvation in the Bible,
  • 00:24:16.167 --> 00:24:19.204
  • they're all financial terms.
  • 00:24:19.237 --> 00:24:22.240
  • Generational.
  • 00:24:22.274 --> 00:24:24.743
  • Jesus is thinking about the nextgeneration, he's cheering for
  • 00:24:24.776 --> 00:24:30.215
  • parents and single parents, he'scheering for those who are in
  • 00:24:30.248 --> 00:24:33.885
  • authority to help and to coachand to teach and to train the
  • 00:24:33.919 --> 00:24:39.190
  • next generation.
  • 00:24:39.224 --> 00:24:40.792
  • Why there's so many genealogiesin the Bible.
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  • The next generation!
  • 00:24:43.395 --> 00:24:46.331
  • Promotional.
  • 00:24:46.364 --> 00:24:48.934
  • Jesus is promoting you and meright now to the Father, the
  • 00:24:48.967 --> 00:24:52.103
  • Bible says.
  • 00:24:52.137 --> 00:24:55.674
  • He's promoting.
  • 00:24:55.707 --> 00:24:57.442
  • He wants the best for our lives.
  • 00:24:57.475 --> 00:25:05.417
  • Are you, again, one more time,these are the words of Jesus, a
  • 00:25:05.450 --> 00:25:11.022
  • full-on, fanatical follower ofChrist?
  • 00:25:11.056 --> 00:25:18.530
  • Or a fair weather fan?
  • 00:25:18.563 --> 00:25:26.371
  • Jesus, remember, doesn't do fairweather.
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