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June 29, 2017
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The Power of One, Faith in Action

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  • - Brian Houston: Hi there,
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  • we're Brian and Bobbie Houston,
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  • and we're the senior pastors
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  • of Hillsong Church.
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  • As a matter of fact,
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  • we have been for 33 years now.
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  • And today we're blessed 'cause
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  • our church is around the globe
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  • in many wonderful, great cities.
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  • To build the church with other
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  • people is a huge blessing,
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  • and I'm so proud
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  • of all our lead pastors.
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  • The way they preach and
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  • teach and lead is so exciting.
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  • Most of them are a little
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  • younger than Bobbie and I, which
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  • is great, but they have so much
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  • power and potential.
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  • So, right now, you're gonna hear
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  • from one of our lead pastors or
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  • someone else in our team
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  • speaking from Hillsong Church.
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  • And I believe this message can
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  • bless you, can build you,
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  • can strengthen you.
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  • So tune in.
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  • Don't get distracted.
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  • God wants to do something good
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  • - Terry Crist: Hello,
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  • and welcome to Hillsong Church
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  • Phoenix.
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  • We meet all across the Phoenix
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  • Valley, from the beautiful
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  • suburbs to the working-class
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  • neighborhoods, right into
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  • the downtown urban core.
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  • We love this city, from its
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  • rugged beauty to its rich
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  • diversity to its sense of
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  • youthful energy.
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  • There's so much to value and
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  • treasure right here.
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  • But most of all, we love
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  • the people who live here.
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  • Our heart is to see their lives
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  • transformed with the love and
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  • grace of Jesus.
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  • I'm Terry Crist, and along with
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  • my wife, Judith, we're the lead
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  • pastors of Hillsong Church
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  • Phoenix.
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  • And I'm so glad that you've
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  • taken time to join us on the
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  • Hillsong Channel for one of our
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  • weekend services.
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  • I'm excited about the message
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  • that I'm sharing today, and I
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  • really believe it has the
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  • - Terry: I think sometimes
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  • God looks at us and says,
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  • "You go first.
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  • I've already told you
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  • what to do.
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  • I'm not gonna show you
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  • what to do.
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  • You go first.
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  • You use your faith.
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  • You step out.
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  • You, with your hunger for
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  • significance, with your desire
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  • to make a difference, with your
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  • willingness to take a radical
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  • step of faith, you step out,
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  • - Terry: Hey, this morning,
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  • would you give a great big
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  • welcome to everybody joining
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  • us around the world, watching
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  • the Hillsong Channel?
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  • It is an honor to have you
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  • with us right here in Phoenix,
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  • welcome.
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  • Our global senior pastor, Pastor
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  • Brian, rolled out our theme
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  • for the year, and this morning,
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  • I wanna build in
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  • the foundation that he laid.
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  • For those who may not be
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  • familiar with our theme
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  • for 2017, it's simply,
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  • "I Am the One."
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  • And based upon that,
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  • I wanna talk about what it means
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  • to live a life of significance.
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  • You know, the Bible is filled
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  • with the stories of men
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  • and women who wanted their lives
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  • to count for something great,
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  • and I wanna take a look at one
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  • person who fits that profile.
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  • His name was Jonathan,
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  • and his story is found
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  • in 1 Samuel chapter 14.
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  • So, I wanna encourage you
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  • to take your Bibles, take
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  • a notepad, take an iPad, use
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  • your eyelids, whatever it takes,
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  • and let's dig in this morning to
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  • look at what it means to put
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  • our faith in action based upon
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  • an understanding of God's kind
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  • and gracious choosing of us.
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  • When I think about the idea,
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  • "I am the one," I realize that
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  • that can mean a lot of different
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  • things to a lot of
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  • different people.
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  • In fact, just recently, I was
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  • sharing with our staff, and just
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  • kind of spontaneously, as I was
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  • hearing myself say those words,
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  • "I am the one, you are the ones,
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  • we are the ones together,"
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  • I started to realize that
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  • even based upon your voice
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  • inflection, that statement
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  • could sound different.
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  • There's a big difference between
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  • saying, "You are the one,"
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  • and, "You are the one."
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  • Based upon our perception of who
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  • we are and how we've been gifted
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  • and equipped in life,
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  • that can sound very different.
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  • But ultimately, the idea
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  • that "you are the one," isn't
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  • meant to be a statement of ego.
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  • It isn't like saying,
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  • "You're the man."
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  • It is simply a call
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  • to the recognition that God has
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  • placed you here at this moment
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  • in time and history,
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  • and God wants to empower you.
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  • God wants to position you.
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  • And God wants to use you to do
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  • something great to change
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  • the world around you.
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  • And that's a great privilege,
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  • isn't it?
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  • It's a privilege to partner
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  • with God.
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  • And so I wanna talk a little bit
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  • about that here this morning
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  • as we take a look at
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  • this young man named Jonathan.
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  • And by the way, while you're
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  • turning there, let me quickly
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  • cover the backstory.
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  • Let me give you some history
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  • because that's apparently
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  • what I do.
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  • Okay, the history goes
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  • something like this.
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  • King Saul was the first king
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  • over Israel.
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  • You may remember the story,
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  • how that Israel had never
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  • had a king.
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  • Israel had been led by God
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  • and governed by God.
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  • But finally, there came this
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  • moment in history when the
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  • people said, "We need a king."
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  • And God said, "That's not
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  • in your best interest.
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  • You don't need a king.
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  • You think you need a king, but
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  • you don't really need a king."
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  • And so Israel said,
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  • "No, we need a king."
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  • And so God comes back
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  • a little stronger and God says,
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  • "Okay, if I give you a king,
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  • the outcome of that is not going
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  • to be beneficial to you.
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  • If I give you a king,
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  • he will take from you."
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  • And then God lists all of
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  • the things that he would take.
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  • "He will take your property
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  • and land.
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  • He will take your homes
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  • and vineyards.
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  • He will take your sons
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  • and your daughters.
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  • He will take your wives."
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  • God lists all of these things
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  • that would be lost in this
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  • transaction.
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  • And yet, Israel persisted.
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  • And so, finally, God relented
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  • and God gave them a king.
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  • And King Saul was the first king
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  • over Israel.
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  • He had been essentially elected
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  • by the demands of the people,
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  • and his leadership, as God
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  • warned them, ended up having
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  • a devastating effect
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  • upon the nation.
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  • Instead of being a reformer,
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  • he ended up being more of
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  • a career politician than
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  • they first realized.
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  • Well, in the second year of
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  • his reign, something dramatic
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  • happened, something
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  • - Terry: God can work from
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  • the deficit.
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  • God can work with the few.
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  • God can work with a little.
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  • God can do what no man can do.
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  • So don't look at your
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  • circumstances and determine the
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  • outcome of your situation based
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  • upon the resources that you see,
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  • because God can work with a lot
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  • or God can work with a little.
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  • - Terry: Saul took
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  • 3.000 warriors.
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  • He divided them into
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  • two different companies.
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  • He took 2.000 of them and placed
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  • them in a location called
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  • Michmash, and then he ordered
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  • 1.000 of them to follow his son
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  • Jonathan out into battle.
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  • Now, Jonathan, the king's son,
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  • was nothing at all like his
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  • father.
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  • He was a kind man.
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  • He was a compassionate man.
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  • He was humble, and he was
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  • loving, and he sought the
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  • purposes of God above his own
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  • ambition.
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  • And so, he takes these 1.000
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  • warriors and he goes out to
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  • fight against the Philistines,
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  • and God gives him the victory.
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  • He destroys them, but the war
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  • isn't over.
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  • In response to that, the
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  • Philistines retaliate with a
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  • vengeance.
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  • They gather together 30.000
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  • chariots and 6.000 horsemen, and
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  • the Bible says, "They summoned
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  • an army as vast as the sand
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  • on the seashore," 1 Samuel
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  • chapter 13, and verse 5,
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  • "and they came at them."
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  • And when they did,
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  • the people of Israel
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  • scattered in fear.
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  • The Bible says, "They hid in
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  • caves, and in thickets,
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  • behind rocks, and in pits."
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  • And when the battle was over
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  • and the dust finally settled,
  • 00:08:23.130 --> 00:08:25.110
  • they were left
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  • with only 600 warriors.
  • 00:08:26.230 --> 00:08:29.230
  • From 3.000, they're down now
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  • to only 600.
  • 00:08:32.090 --> 00:08:33.230
  • Saul then does what those kinds
  • 00:08:33.250 --> 00:08:36.250
  • of leaders do.
  • 00:08:36.250 --> 00:08:38.000
  • He retreated from the Michmash
  • 00:08:38.000 --> 00:08:40.000
  • Pass, and the Philistines swept
  • 00:08:40.000 --> 00:08:42.090
  • right in and overtook
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  • the region by force.
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  • This was a terrifying time
  • 00:08:45.110 --> 00:08:48.070
  • in Israel.
  • 00:08:48.070 --> 00:08:49.200
  • They were living in days
  • 00:08:49.200 --> 00:08:50.220
  • of uncertainty.
  • 00:08:50.220 --> 00:08:52.140
  • Fear ravaged the community.
  • 00:08:52.180 --> 00:08:55.180
  • You may feel as if you're in
  • 00:08:55.180 --> 00:08:57.010
  • a situation somewhat like it,
  • 00:08:57.010 --> 00:08:59.160
  • not knowing
  • 00:08:59.160 --> 00:09:00.080
  • what the future holds,
  • 00:09:00.080 --> 00:09:01.190
  • not knowing how to get out of
  • 00:09:01.190 --> 00:09:02.240
  • this deficit, feeling as if
  • 00:09:02.240 --> 00:09:04.230
  • maybe things have gone so bad
  • 00:09:04.230 --> 00:09:07.050
  • for so long that not even God
  • 00:09:07.050 --> 00:09:09.070
  • himself can turn it around.
  • 00:09:09.070 --> 00:09:11.090
  • Or maybe you feel as if God can
  • 00:09:11.090 --> 00:09:13.130
  • turn it around, but you don't
  • 00:09:13.130 --> 00:09:14.250
  • know how to hear from God in
  • 00:09:14.250 --> 00:09:16.140
  • order to obey him to partner
  • 00:09:16.140 --> 00:09:18.120
  • with him in the process.
  • 00:09:18.120 --> 00:09:20.000
  • Maybe you feel that you are
  • 00:09:20.000 --> 00:09:21.280
  • working from such a deficit that
  • 00:09:21.280 --> 00:09:24.220
  • there's no way out.
  • 00:09:24.220 --> 00:09:27.150
  • But with God, anything is
  • 00:09:27.150 --> 00:09:29.230
  • possible.
  • 00:09:29.230 --> 00:09:30.130
  • That's why this story is
  • 00:09:30.130 --> 00:09:32.110
  • so important to us.
  • 00:09:32.110 --> 00:09:33.200
  • And all of that brings us to 1
  • 00:09:33.200 --> 00:09:34.290
  • Samuel chapter 14, and verse 1:
  • 00:09:36.100 --> 00:09:39.100
  • "One day Jonathan the son of
  • 00:09:39.100 --> 00:09:41.260
  • Saul said to the young man who
  • 00:09:41.260 --> 00:09:43.180
  • carried his armor, 'Come,
  • 00:09:43.180 --> 00:09:46.130
  • let us go over to the Philistine
  • 00:09:46.130 --> 00:09:47.280
  • garrison on the other side.'
  • 00:09:47.280 --> 00:09:50.090
  • But he did not tell his father.
  • 00:09:50.090 --> 00:09:52.110
  • Saul was staying in
  • 00:09:52.110 --> 00:09:53.130
  • the outskirts of Gibeah in
  • 00:09:53.130 --> 00:09:54.110
  • the pomegranate cave at Migron."
  • 00:09:55.010 --> 00:09:58.010
  • Now, some of your translations
  • 00:09:58.010 --> 00:09:59.150
  • may say,
  • 00:09:59.150 --> 00:10:00.050
  • "Under the pomegranate tree."
  • 00:10:00.050 --> 00:10:01.250
  • The ESV, English Standard
  • 00:10:01.250 --> 00:10:04.110
  • Version, says,
  • 00:10:04.110 --> 00:10:05.100
  • "In the pomegranate cave."
  • 00:10:05.100 --> 00:10:07.080
  • And we're not exactly sure as
  • 00:10:07.080 --> 00:10:10.020
  • to how to reconcile that, but
  • 00:10:10.020 --> 00:10:11.220
  • one scholar said that there was
  • 00:10:11.220 --> 00:10:13.130
  • a cave there that was pitted,
  • 00:10:13.130 --> 00:10:15.240
  • and the interior of the cave
  • 00:10:15.240 --> 00:10:17.150
  • was shaped like a pomegranate,
  • 00:10:17.150 --> 00:10:19.250
  • and it was surrounded by trees.
  • 00:10:19.250 --> 00:10:21.210
  • So maybe that's the solution.
  • 00:10:21.210 --> 00:10:23.220
  • Maybe that's how you reconcile
  • 00:10:23.220 --> 00:10:25.140
  • this idea of being in a cave and
  • 00:10:25.140 --> 00:10:27.120
  • yet also being under a tree.
  • 00:10:27.140 --> 00:10:30.140
  • Here he was hiding in fear.
  • 00:10:30.190 --> 00:10:33.190
  • Notice, "The people who were
  • 00:10:33.190 --> 00:10:34.260
  • with him were about
  • 00:10:34.260 --> 00:10:36.240
  • six hundred men."
  • 00:10:36.240 --> 00:10:39.200
  • Verse 6: "Then Jonathan
  • 00:10:39.200 --> 00:10:41.150
  • said to the young man who
  • 00:10:41.150 --> 00:10:42.190
  • carried his armor, 'Come, let us
  • 00:10:42.190 --> 00:10:45.110
  • go over to the garrison of these
  • 00:10:45.110 --> 00:10:48.020
  • pagans, the uncircumcised.
  • 00:10:48.090 --> 00:10:51.090
  • It may be that the Lord will
  • 00:10:51.090 --> 00:10:52.170
  • work for us, for nothing can
  • 00:10:52.170 --> 00:10:54.230
  • hinder the Lord from saving
  • 00:10:54.230 --> 00:10:57.160
  • by many or by few.'"
  • 00:10:57.160 --> 00:10:59.090
  • In other words,
  • 00:10:59.090 --> 00:11:00.110
  • God doesn't always work
  • 00:11:00.110 --> 00:11:01.280
  • through the majority.
  • 00:11:01.280 --> 00:11:04.250
  • God doesn't need a lot in order
  • 00:11:04.280 --> 00:11:07.280
  • to produce something miraculous.
  • 00:11:07.280 --> 00:11:10.060
  • God doesn't work from a place of
  • 00:11:10.100 --> 00:11:13.100
  • power in terms of what your
  • 00:11:13.100 --> 00:11:14.290
  • circumstances look like.
  • 00:11:14.290 --> 00:11:17.030
  • God can work from the deficit.
  • 00:11:17.030 --> 00:11:19.060
  • God can work with the few.
  • 00:11:19.060 --> 00:11:21.010
  • God can work with a little.
  • 00:11:21.010 --> 00:11:22.240
  • God can do what no man can do.
  • 00:11:22.240 --> 00:11:25.090
  • So don't look at your
  • 00:11:25.090 --> 00:11:26.170
  • circumstances and determine the
  • 00:11:26.170 --> 00:11:28.180
  • outcome of your situation based
  • 00:11:28.180 --> 00:11:30.220
  • upon the resources that you see,
  • 00:11:30.220 --> 00:11:32.170
  • because God can work with a lot
  • 00:11:32.170 --> 00:11:34.220
  • or God can work with a little.
  • 00:11:34.220 --> 00:11:36.190
  • Can I get a big, "Amen"?
  • 00:11:37.160 --> 00:11:40.160
  • "And his armor-bearer said to
  • 00:11:40.160 --> 00:11:43.040
  • him, 'Do all that is
  • 00:11:43.040 --> 00:11:44.260
  • in your heart.
  • 00:11:44.260 --> 00:11:46.050
  • Do as you wish.
  • 00:11:46.050 --> 00:11:47.200
  • Behold, I am with you heart
  • 00:11:48.030 --> 00:11:51.030
  • and soul.'"
  • 00:11:51.030 --> 00:11:52.210
  • Now, on one level,
  • 00:11:52.210 --> 00:11:54.280
  • this is a story about
  • 00:11:54.280 --> 00:11:57.000
  • the importance of partnership.
  • 00:11:57.000 --> 00:11:59.120
  • It's a story about
  • 00:11:59.120 --> 00:12:01.070
  • the power of synergy.
  • 00:12:01.070 --> 00:12:03.040
  • It's a story about what happens
  • 00:12:03.040 --> 00:12:04.230
  • when we align our lives
  • 00:12:04.230 --> 00:12:07.030
  • and our interests with
  • 00:12:07.030 --> 00:12:08.180
  • the purposes of God.
  • 00:12:08.180 --> 00:12:09.220
  • But on another level, at
  • 00:12:09.220 --> 00:12:11.260
  • a deeper level, this is a
  • 00:12:11.260 --> 00:12:13.030
  • picture of what happens when one
  • 00:12:13.030 --> 00:12:15.090
  • person resolves within himself
  • 00:12:15.090 --> 00:12:17.270
  • or herself to break out
  • 00:12:17.270 --> 00:12:19.200
  • of the status quo and to take
  • 00:12:19.200 --> 00:12:21.230
  • a radical step of faith.
  • 00:12:21.230 --> 00:12:24.050
  • This is a picture about the one.
  • 00:12:24.050 --> 00:12:27.050
  • It's a lesson in extreme
  • 00:12:27.050 --> 00:12:28.280
  • ownership.
  • 00:12:28.280 --> 00:12:29.280
  • It's a picture of one person
  • 00:12:29.280 --> 00:12:31.060
  • looking around and saying,
  • 00:12:31.060 --> 00:12:32.120
  • "Well, I'll be the one, even
  • 00:12:32.120 --> 00:12:34.190
  • though I feel inadequate
  • 00:12:34.190 --> 00:12:36.040
  • to the task.
  • 00:12:36.040 --> 00:12:37.090
  • Even though I feel as if I don't
  • 00:12:37.090 --> 00:12:39.020
  • have enough resource to dig out
  • 00:12:39.020 --> 00:12:41.020
  • of this deficit, I believe that
  • 00:12:41.020 --> 00:12:43.060
  • I can do all things through
  • 00:12:43.060 --> 00:12:44.230
  • Christ who strengthens me.
  • 00:12:44.230 --> 00:12:46.230
  • So, even though I feel a fair
  • 00:12:46.230 --> 00:12:48.200
  • amount of uncertainty,
  • 00:12:48.200 --> 00:12:50.020
  • I also know if God be for us,
  • 00:12:50.020 --> 00:12:52.230
  • who can be against us?"
  • 00:12:53.210 --> 00:12:56.210
  • You know, history is rarely ever
  • 00:12:56.210 --> 00:12:59.020
  • changed by one person, but
  • 00:12:59.020 --> 00:13:01.110
  • one person has to act in order
  • 00:13:01.110 --> 00:13:03.210
  • for history to be changed.
  • 00:13:03.210 --> 00:13:06.030
  • And any time one person acts,
  • 00:13:06.030 --> 00:13:08.010
  • eventually, other people follow.
  • 00:13:08.090 --> 00:13:11.090
  • When Abraham acted, Sarah
  • 00:13:11.090 --> 00:13:13.040
  • followed, and a nation was born.
  • 00:13:13.040 --> 00:13:15.230
  • When Moses acted, Aaron
  • 00:13:15.230 --> 00:13:17.230
  • followed, and a nation
  • 00:13:17.230 --> 00:13:19.080
  • was delivered.
  • 00:13:19.080 --> 00:13:20.200
  • When Joseph acted, Pharaoh
  • 00:13:20.200 --> 00:13:22.220
  • followed, and a nation was fed.
  • 00:13:22.220 --> 00:13:25.110
  • When Deborah acted,
  • 00:13:25.110 --> 00:13:26.290
  • Barak followed,
  • 00:13:26.290 --> 00:13:28.010
  • and a nation was preserved.
  • 00:13:28.010 --> 00:13:30.120
  • When Esther acted,
  • 00:13:30.120 --> 00:13:32.010
  • Xerxes followed,
  • 00:13:32.010 --> 00:13:33.040
  • and a nation was saved.
  • 00:13:33.040 --> 00:13:34.270
  • When Daniel acted, a wicked king
  • 00:13:34.270 --> 00:13:37.080
  • named Nebuchadnezzar followed,
  • 00:13:37.080 --> 00:13:38.220
  • and a nation was led.
  • 00:13:38.250 --> 00:13:41.250
  • History is rarely ever changed
  • 00:13:41.250 --> 00:13:44.040
  • by just one person, but just one
  • 00:13:44.040 --> 00:13:46.110
  • person has to act in order for
  • 00:13:46.110 --> 00:13:48.100
  • history to change.
  • 00:13:48.100 --> 00:13:50.150
  • Furthermore, I've discovered
  • 00:13:50.150 --> 00:13:52.010
  • that the world is rarely ever
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:53.210
  • changed by one single action,
  • 00:13:53.210 --> 00:13:56.040
  • regardless of how dramatic that
  • 00:13:56.040 --> 00:13:58.100
  • action may be.
  • 00:13:58.100 --> 00:13:59.290
  • It's usually the faith-filled
  • 00:13:59.290 --> 00:14:02.020
  • action of one determined
  • 00:14:02.020 --> 00:14:03.250
  • individual that marshals the
  • 00:14:03.250 --> 00:14:05.290
  • resources around him or her that
  • 00:14:05.290 --> 00:14:08.120
  • sets the pattern for others to
  • 00:14:08.120 --> 00:14:09.290
  • follow.
  • 00:14:09.290 --> 00:14:10.230
  • And then, when hundreds of
  • 00:14:10.230 --> 00:14:11.290
  • people over a greater period of
  • 00:14:11.290 --> 00:14:14.010
  • time begin to engage in that
  • 00:14:14.010 --> 00:14:16.090
  • same action, finally, it reaches
  • 00:14:16.090 --> 00:14:18.270
  • what we call a "tipping point."
  • 00:14:18.270 --> 00:14:21.060
  • And when a tipping point is
  • 00:14:21.060 --> 00:14:22.220
  • reached, big changes happen.
  • 00:14:23.180 --> 00:14:26.180
  • You can take every tipping point
  • 00:14:26.180 --> 00:14:28.120
  • in history and trace it back,
  • 00:14:28.120 --> 00:14:30.140
  • and you'll discover eventually
  • 00:14:30.140 --> 00:14:32.250
  • that it was motivated by a
  • 00:14:32.250 --> 00:14:34.270
  • critical mass that followed an
  • 00:14:34.270 --> 00:14:37.150
  • individual who set a precedent.
  • 00:14:37.250 --> 00:14:40.250
  • So, what we see here today is
  • 00:14:40.250 --> 00:14:42.220
  • this beautiful reality, is that
  • 00:14:42.220 --> 00:14:44.200
  • you rarely know in advance what
  • 00:14:44.200 --> 00:14:47.000
  • it will take to reach a tipping
  • 00:14:47.000 --> 00:14:48.240
  • point.
  • 00:14:48.240 --> 00:14:49.140
  • Therefore, every person and
  • 00:14:49.140 --> 00:14:51.290
  • every action is indispensable.
  • 00:14:52.250 --> 00:14:55.250
  • Everything you do for God
  • 00:14:55.250 --> 00:14:57.210
  • matters on some level, even if
  • 00:14:57.280 --> 00:15:01.000
  • it seems nobody is following,
  • 00:15:01.000 --> 00:15:03.060
  • even if it feels as if the world
  • 00:15:03.060 --> 00:15:05.000
  • around you isn't changing.
  • 00:15:05.000 --> 00:15:06.280
  • I wanna encourage you this
  • 00:15:06.280 --> 00:15:08.020
  • weekend, just keep doing
  • 00:15:08.020 --> 00:15:10.130
  • the right thing for all
  • 00:15:10.130 --> 00:15:12.080
  • of the right reasons.
  • 00:15:12.080 --> 00:15:13.210
  • And if you do it faithfully
  • 00:15:13.210 --> 00:15:15.030
  • long enough and faith-filled
  • 00:15:15.030 --> 00:15:16.240
  • long enough, eventually,
  • 00:15:16.240 --> 00:15:18.120
  • you'll inspire others to follow
  • 00:15:18.120 --> 00:15:20.210
  • and to do the same thing.
  • 00:15:20.210 --> 00:15:21.280
  • And when they do, the wheels
  • 00:15:21.280 --> 00:15:23.290
  • - Terry: Do you desire for God
  • 00:15:29.080 --> 00:15:31.010
  • to use you in such a way that
  • 00:15:31.010 --> 00:15:33.230
  • your children and grandchildren
  • 00:15:33.230 --> 00:15:35.140
  • look at you and say, "Not only
  • 00:15:35.140 --> 00:15:37.000
  • did God use him or her, but they
  • 00:15:37.000 --> 00:15:39.230
  • showed me a pattern to living
  • 00:15:39.230 --> 00:15:41.240
  • a significant life for myself"?
  • 00:15:41.240 --> 00:15:43.260
  • Do you want your life
  • 00:15:43.260 --> 00:15:45.050
  • [m
  • 00:15:47.110 --> 00:15:47.120
  • [mus
  • 00:15:47.120 --> 00:15:47.130
  • [music
  • 00:15:47.130 --> 00:15:47.140
  • [music]
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  • - Terry: Now, so often, history
  • 00:15:51.100 --> 00:15:54.100
  • only records the name
  • 00:15:54.100 --> 00:15:56.210
  • of the person credited with
  • 00:15:56.210 --> 00:15:58.220
  • the tipping point.
  • 00:15:58.220 --> 00:16:00.040
  • But if you trace it all the way
  • 00:16:00.040 --> 00:16:01.070
  • back, you'll find there was an
  • 00:16:01.070 --> 00:16:03.040
  • individual, I believe, that
  • 00:16:03.040 --> 00:16:05.020
  • heaven sees, heaven knows.
  • 00:16:05.020 --> 00:16:07.160
  • Heaven rewards those individuals
  • 00:16:07.160 --> 00:16:10.060
  • who dared to engage in
  • 00:16:10.060 --> 00:16:12.010
  • faith-filled action.
  • 00:16:12.010 --> 00:16:13.210
  • Some of them are known by us,
  • 00:16:13.210 --> 00:16:16.000
  • like Jonathan.
  • 00:16:16.000 --> 00:16:16.250
  • But others aren't, like his
  • 00:16:16.250 --> 00:16:19.000
  • armor-bearer.
  • 00:16:19.000 --> 00:16:20.150
  • We don't know the name of the
  • 00:16:20.150 --> 00:16:21.150
  • armor-bearer.
  • 00:16:21.150 --> 00:16:22.200
  • But in eternity, the
  • 00:16:22.200 --> 00:16:24.040
  • armor-bearer is valued and
  • 00:16:24.040 --> 00:16:26.120
  • celebrated and honored just as
  • 00:16:26.120 --> 00:16:28.260
  • much as the name of the one who
  • 00:16:28.260 --> 00:16:31.050
  • set out with a faith-filled
  • 00:16:31.050 --> 00:16:32.270
  • action to lead another into a
  • 00:16:32.270 --> 00:16:35.000
  • world-changing event.
  • 00:16:35.000 --> 00:16:36.250
  • What we do every single day
  • 00:16:36.250 --> 00:16:39.140
  • matters beyond our immediate
  • 00:16:39.140 --> 00:16:42.080
  • recognition.
  • 00:16:42.080 --> 00:16:44.050
  • It all matters.
  • 00:16:44.050 --> 00:16:45.200
  • Hebrews chapter 11 is a perfect
  • 00:16:45.200 --> 00:16:47.070
  • example of that.
  • 00:16:47.070 --> 00:16:49.040
  • Perhaps you grew up like I did
  • 00:16:49.040 --> 00:16:51.100
  • in church, reading what we call
  • 00:16:51.100 --> 00:16:53.240
  • "the heroes of our faith."
  • 00:16:53.240 --> 00:16:56.130
  • Hebrews 11 is the hall of faith.
  • 00:16:56.170 --> 00:16:59.170
  • I pictured it as a kid like
  • 00:16:59.170 --> 00:17:01.100
  • walking into your high school
  • 00:17:01.100 --> 00:17:02.290
  • and seeing the glass case with
  • 00:17:02.290 --> 00:17:05.190
  • all of the athletes who came
  • 00:17:05.190 --> 00:17:07.120
  • before you.
  • 00:17:07.120 --> 00:17:09.010
  • Anybody here in that case?
  • 00:17:09.190 --> 00:17:12.190
  • Pastor Randy on the front row,
  • 00:17:12.190 --> 00:17:15.090
  • might have expected it.
  • 00:17:15.090 --> 00:17:16.260
  • But a lot of us weren't in the
  • 00:17:16.260 --> 00:17:18.000
  • case.
  • 00:17:18.000 --> 00:17:18.200
  • A lot of us came along and
  • 00:17:18.200 --> 00:17:19.260
  • looked at people like Pastor
  • 00:17:19.260 --> 00:17:21.130
  • Randy in the case and we
  • 00:17:21.130 --> 00:17:23.000
  • thought, "I'd like to do that.
  • 00:17:23.000 --> 00:17:24.240
  • That inspires me to run faster,
  • 00:17:24.240 --> 00:17:27.110
  • to jump higher, to be stronger,
  • 00:17:27.110 --> 00:17:29.210
  • to wrestle harder, to throw the
  • 00:17:29.210 --> 00:17:31.170
  • football further," all of those
  • 00:17:31.170 --> 00:17:33.160
  • things.
  • 00:17:33.160 --> 00:17:34.060
  • Well, that's the way that
  • 00:17:34.060 --> 00:17:35.120
  • Hebrews chapter 11 feels.
  • 00:17:35.120 --> 00:17:37.220
  • I can remember as a child
  • 00:17:37.220 --> 00:17:38.290
  • reading it through, feeling like
  • 00:17:38.290 --> 00:17:40.200
  • I was walking through his hall
  • 00:17:40.200 --> 00:17:43.040
  • of fame.
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  • But only in the last couple of
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  • years did I discover something
  • 00:17:45.110 --> 00:17:47.080
  • that I never saw before.
  • 00:17:47.080 --> 00:17:49.030
  • Right there, in the midst of
  • 00:17:49.030 --> 00:17:50.170
  • those 16 epic names, names that
  • 00:17:51.090 --> 00:17:54.090
  • we love and appreciate and all
  • 00:17:54.090 --> 00:17:56.170
  • seek to emulate, God puts in
  • 00:17:56.170 --> 00:17:58.190
  • there this broad category of
  • 00:17:58.190 --> 00:18:00.270
  • nameless, faceless people as a
  • 00:18:00.270 --> 00:18:03.050
  • lesson to the rest of us.
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  • Let me read it to you, it's
  • 00:18:05.040 --> 00:18:05.270
  • verse 32: "And what
  • 00:18:05.270 --> 00:18:07.260
  • more shall I say?
  • 00:18:07.260 --> 00:18:09.170
  • For time would fail me to
  • 00:18:09.170 --> 00:18:10.210
  • tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson,
  • 00:18:10.220 --> 00:18:13.220
  • Jephthah, of David and
  • 00:18:13.220 --> 00:18:15.060
  • Samuel and the prophets."
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  • The prophets, there weren't
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  • just dozens of prophets.
  • 00:18:20.210 --> 00:18:23.070
  • There weren't
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  • just hundreds of prophets.
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  • You remember when Elijah felt as
  • 00:18:25.250 --> 00:18:27.180
  • if he was all alone and he said,
  • 00:18:27.180 --> 00:18:29.170
  • "God, I'm the last righteous
  • 00:18:29.170 --> 00:18:31.060
  • person in the land."
  • 00:18:31.060 --> 00:18:32.150
  • And God said, "Wait a minute,
  • 00:18:32.150 --> 00:18:33.180
  • wait a minute, there are
  • 00:18:33.180 --> 00:18:34.170
  • 7.000 just like you who haven't
  • 00:18:34.180 --> 00:18:37.180
  • bowed their knee to Baal."
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  • Seven thousand
  • 00:18:39.290 --> 00:18:40.250
  • other nameless, faceless
  • 00:18:40.250 --> 00:18:41.270
  • prophets were standing in Israel
  • 00:18:41.270 --> 00:18:43.230
  • at that very moment in time.
  • 00:18:43.230 --> 00:18:46.080
  • So when you take that idea and
  • 00:18:46.080 --> 00:18:48.040
  • you kind of extrapolate that
  • 00:18:48.040 --> 00:18:49.130
  • out, then you realize that in
  • 00:18:49.130 --> 00:18:51.060
  • the middle of these 16 people
  • 00:18:51.060 --> 00:18:53.260
  • whose names we know and love,
  • 00:18:53.260 --> 00:18:55.220
  • there were tens of thousands of
  • 00:18:55.220 --> 00:18:58.060
  • faithful prophets who stood at
  • 00:18:58.060 --> 00:19:00.060
  • their post, who delivered the
  • 00:19:00.060 --> 00:19:01.230
  • Word of the Lord, who led their
  • 00:19:01.230 --> 00:19:03.130
  • nation, who built critical mass,
  • 00:19:03.130 --> 00:19:05.230
  • and who were all a part of the
  • 00:19:05.230 --> 00:19:07.210
  • tipping point in a single
  • 00:19:07.210 --> 00:19:09.090
  • generation.
  • 00:19:09.090 --> 00:19:10.090
  • And the Bible honors them
  • 00:19:10.090 --> 00:19:12.010
  • this way.
  • 00:19:12.010 --> 00:19:13.170
  • "Who through faith conquered
  • 00:19:13.170 --> 00:19:15.210
  • kingdoms," everybody
  • 00:19:15.210 --> 00:19:16.190
  • say, "Through faith."
  • 00:19:16.190 --> 00:19:19.100
  • "Enforced justice, obtained
  • 00:19:19.100 --> 00:19:21.130
  • promises, stopped the mouths of
  • 00:19:21.130 --> 00:19:23.090
  • lions, quenched the power of the
  • 00:19:23.090 --> 00:19:25.050
  • fire, escaped the edge of the
  • 00:19:25.050 --> 00:19:26.280
  • sword, were made strong out of
  • 00:19:26.280 --> 00:19:28.200
  • weakness, became mighty in war,
  • 00:19:28.200 --> 00:19:31.050
  • putting foreign armies
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  • to flight."
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  • Encompassed within that
  • 00:19:34.110 --> 00:19:35.290
  • are these people because history
  • 00:19:35.290 --> 00:19:38.190
  • is rarely ever changed by one
  • 00:19:38.190 --> 00:19:40.110
  • person, but one person has to
  • 00:19:40.110 --> 00:19:42.200
  • act in order for history to
  • 00:19:42.200 --> 00:19:45.100
  • change.
  • 00:19:45.100 --> 00:19:46.220
  • Now, back to the story of
  • 00:19:46.220 --> 00:19:47.210
  • Jonathan.
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  • I love his spirit here and I
  • 00:19:48.120 --> 00:19:50.100
  • wanna unpack it for you.
  • 00:19:50.100 --> 00:19:51.240
  • Verse 8 says: "Then Jonathan
  • 00:19:51.240 --> 00:19:53.110
  • said, 'Behold, we will cross
  • 00:19:53.110 --> 00:19:56.110
  • over to the men, and we will
  • 00:19:56.110 --> 00:19:57.230
  • show ourselves to them.
  • 00:19:57.230 --> 00:20:00.110
  • If they say to us, "Wait, wait,
  • 00:20:00.110 --> 00:20:03.080
  • wait, wait, we will come down to
  • 00:20:03.100 --> 00:20:06.100
  • you," then we will stand still
  • 00:20:06.100 --> 00:20:08.250
  • in our place, and we will not go
  • 00:20:08.250 --> 00:20:10.240
  • up to them.
  • 00:20:10.240 --> 00:20:12.010
  • But if they say to us, "Come up
  • 00:20:12.010 --> 00:20:14.030
  • to us, come up to us, come up
  • 00:20:14.030 --> 00:20:16.020
  • to us," then we will go up,
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  • for the Lord has given them
  • 00:20:18.130 --> 00:20:20.080
  • into our hand.
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  • And this shall be the sign
  • 00:20:21.150 --> 00:20:22.170
  • for us.'
  • 00:20:22.170 --> 00:20:23.210
  • So both of them showed
  • 00:20:23.210 --> 00:20:25.030
  • themselves to the garrison
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  • of the Philistines.
  • 00:20:26.220 --> 00:20:27.260
  • And the Philistines said,
  • 00:20:27.260 --> 00:20:28.240
  • 'Look, Hebrews are coming out
  • 00:20:28.240 --> 00:20:30.140
  • of the holes where they have
  • 00:20:30.140 --> 00:20:31.120
  • hidden themselves.'
  • 00:20:31.120 --> 00:20:32.190
  • And the men of the
  • 00:20:32.190 --> 00:20:33.090
  • garrison called out or they
  • 00:20:33.090 --> 00:20:34.220
  • hailed Jonathan and his
  • 00:20:34.220 --> 00:20:35.200
  • armor-bearer and said,
  • 00:20:35.200 --> 00:20:36.280
  • 'Come up to us, and we will
  • 00:20:36.280 --> 00:20:39.010
  • show you a thing.'
  • 00:20:39.010 --> 00:20:40.190
  • And Jonathan said to his
  • 00:20:40.190 --> 00:20:41.200
  • armor-bearer," come on,
  • 00:20:41.200 --> 00:20:44.000
  • it's on like "Donkey Kong,"
  • 00:20:44.000 --> 00:20:45.220
  • "come up after me,
  • 00:20:45.220 --> 00:20:47.100
  • for the Lord has given them
  • 00:20:47.120 --> 00:20:50.120
  • into the hand of Israel."
  • 00:20:51.030 --> 00:20:54.030
  • What, what, what?
  • 00:20:54.030 --> 00:20:55.180
  • Did you read what I just read?
  • 00:20:56.130 --> 00:20:59.130
  • What in the world is
  • 00:20:59.130 --> 00:21:00.120
  • happening there?
  • 00:21:00.120 --> 00:21:01.200
  • Jonathan and his armor-bearer
  • 00:21:01.200 --> 00:21:04.080
  • have this radical plan that
  • 00:21:04.080 --> 00:21:06.210
  • they're just gonna pop out in
  • 00:21:06.210 --> 00:21:08.080
  • the valley in front of the enemy
  • 00:21:08.080 --> 00:21:10.260
  • on the hill with the tactical
  • 00:21:10.260 --> 00:21:12.200
  • advantage.
  • 00:21:12.200 --> 00:21:13.220
  • They're gonna throw up jazz
  • 00:21:13.220 --> 00:21:15.030
  • hands and says, "Ta-dah," and
  • 00:21:15.030 --> 00:21:17.170
  • then wait on their response.
  • 00:21:17.170 --> 00:21:19.220
  • And if the response is, "We're
  • 00:21:19.220 --> 00:21:21.240
  • comin' down to fight you there,"
  • 00:21:21.240 --> 00:21:24.010
  • then they're gonna stand right
  • 00:21:24.010 --> 00:21:25.040
  • there and they're gonna make
  • 00:21:25.040 --> 00:21:26.060
  • a stand for it, two men
  • 00:21:26.060 --> 00:21:28.280
  • against a garrison.
  • 00:21:28.280 --> 00:21:30.000
  • But on the other hand, if
  • 00:21:30.000 --> 00:21:31.150
  • the enemy says, "Climb on
  • 00:21:31.150 --> 00:21:32.190
  • up here," then they're gonna
  • 00:21:32.190 --> 00:21:33.290
  • do exactly that.
  • 00:21:33.290 --> 00:21:35.020
  • They're gonna exert
  • 00:21:35.020 --> 00:21:35.230
  • all of their energy.
  • 00:21:35.230 --> 00:21:36.210
  • They're gonna climb up the side
  • 00:21:36.210 --> 00:21:38.000
  • of that mountain.
  • 00:21:38.000 --> 00:21:38.280
  • They're gonna be drenched with
  • 00:21:38.280 --> 00:21:39.290
  • sweat.
  • 00:21:39.290 --> 00:21:40.240
  • Their knees are gonna be shaky.
  • 00:21:40.240 --> 00:21:42.190
  • Their legs are gonna feel like
  • 00:21:42.190 --> 00:21:44.000
  • noodles.
  • 00:21:44.000 --> 00:21:44.200
  • Their arms are gonna be
  • 00:21:44.200 --> 00:21:45.140
  • absolutely weak.
  • 00:21:45.140 --> 00:21:46.160
  • But they're goin' up there
  • 00:21:46.160 --> 00:21:47.220
  • because the reputation of Israel
  • 00:21:47.220 --> 00:21:50.020
  • is at stake and they are there
  • 00:21:50.020 --> 00:21:52.110
  • to advance the purposes of God's
  • 00:21:52.110 --> 00:21:54.130
  • kingdom.
  • 00:21:54.130 --> 00:21:55.060
  • This just doesn't make sense in
  • 00:21:55.230 --> 00:21:58.230
  • the natural Which brings me to
  • 00:21:58.230 --> 00:22:00.220
  • the question, what in the world
  • 00:22:00.220 --> 00:22:02.260
  • were these guys smoking?
  • 00:22:02.260 --> 00:22:03.270
  • That's not how you win battles.
  • 00:22:08.150 --> 00:22:11.150
  • It's exhausting to climb a
  • 00:22:11.150 --> 00:22:13.060
  • mountain, and then to have to
  • 00:22:13.060 --> 00:22:14.280
  • fight when you get to the top of
  • 00:22:14.280 --> 00:22:16.290
  • it.
  • 00:22:16.290 --> 00:22:17.200
  • But here's what I want you to
  • 00:22:17.200 --> 00:22:18.100
  • see.
  • 00:22:18.100 --> 00:22:19.100
  • The odds were not in Jonathan's
  • 00:22:19.100 --> 00:22:20.230
  • favor.
  • 00:22:20.230 --> 00:22:21.130
  • And yet, deep within him, he had
  • 00:22:21.130 --> 00:22:22.240
  • something greater than a
  • 00:22:22.240 --> 00:22:24.040
  • tactical advantage.
  • 00:22:24.040 --> 00:22:25.220
  • He had a hunger for
  • 00:22:25.220 --> 00:22:27.020
  • significance, a desire to make a
  • 00:22:27.020 --> 00:22:29.100
  • difference, and he was willing
  • 00:22:29.100 --> 00:22:30.290
  • to take a radical step of faith.
  • 00:22:31.190 --> 00:22:34.190
  • I think that's a formula that
  • 00:22:34.190 --> 00:22:35.240
  • every one of us can follow.
  • 00:22:35.240 --> 00:22:37.230
  • In fact, I think it's a formula
  • 00:22:37.230 --> 00:22:39.000
  • that is repeated time and time
  • 00:22:39.000 --> 00:22:40.240
  • again throughout the Bible.
  • 00:22:40.240 --> 00:22:42.030
  • Any time you find a hunger for
  • 00:22:42.030 --> 00:22:44.090
  • significance, a desire to make a
  • 00:22:44.130 --> 00:22:47.130
  • difference, and a willingness to
  • 00:22:47.130 --> 00:22:49.140
  • take a radical step of faith,
  • 00:22:49.140 --> 00:22:51.080
  • you always find a different
  • 00:22:51.080 --> 00:22:53.030
  • outcome than what would have
  • 00:22:53.030 --> 00:22:54.140
  • been present apart from that.
  • 00:22:54.160 --> 00:22:57.160
  • Do you have a hunger for
  • 00:22:57.160 --> 00:22:58.130
  • significance?
  • 00:22:58.130 --> 00:23:00.080
  • Do you want your life to count
  • 00:23:00.080 --> 00:23:01.200
  • for something great, something
  • 00:23:01.260 --> 00:23:04.260
  • eternal, something enduring,
  • 00:23:04.260 --> 00:23:07.050
  • something that changes
  • 00:23:07.050 --> 00:23:08.180
  • a neighborhood, a city,
  • 00:23:08.180 --> 00:23:10.270
  • a community, a state,
  • 00:23:10.270 --> 00:23:12.230
  • a nation, a generation?
  • 00:23:12.230 --> 00:23:15.030
  • Do you desire for God to use you
  • 00:23:15.030 --> 00:23:17.280
  • in such a way that your children
  • 00:23:17.280 --> 00:23:20.070
  • and grandchildren look at you
  • 00:23:20.070 --> 00:23:21.230
  • and say, "Not only did God use
  • 00:23:21.230 --> 00:23:23.150
  • him or her, but they showed me a
  • 00:23:23.150 --> 00:23:26.010
  • pattern to living a significant
  • 00:23:26.010 --> 00:23:28.060
  • life for myself"?
  • 00:23:28.060 --> 00:23:29.200
  • Do you want your life to count
  • 00:23:29.200 --> 00:23:31.170
  • for something?
  • 00:23:31.170 --> 00:23:34.080
  • A hunger for significance, a
  • 00:23:34.230 --> 00:23:37.230
  • desire to make a difference, and
  • 00:23:37.230 --> 00:23:39.180
  • a willingness to take a radical
  • 00:23:39.180 --> 00:23:40.220
  • step of faith always results
  • 00:23:40.220 --> 00:23:42.220
  • in something powerful happening.
  • 00:23:42.220 --> 00:23:45.090
  • Listen to the faith in the words
  • 00:23:45.090 --> 00:23:47.180
  • of this armor-bearer.
  • 00:23:47.180 --> 00:23:49.150
  • Jonathan says to him, he says,
  • 00:23:49.150 --> 00:23:51.020
  • "Climb up after me,
  • 00:23:51.020 --> 00:23:52.000
  • for the Lord has given them
  • 00:23:52.000 --> 00:23:54.220
  • into the hand of Israel."
  • 00:23:54.220 --> 00:23:56.100
  • "The Lord has given them
  • 00:23:56.100 --> 00:23:58.210
  • into the hand of Israel."
  • 00:23:58.210 --> 00:24:00.190
  • You know, to the natural eye,
  • 00:24:00.190 --> 00:24:02.000
  • there was no evidence to back
  • 00:24:02.000 --> 00:24:03.270
  • that up.
  • 00:24:03.270 --> 00:24:05.080
  • The enemy was up on top of
  • 00:24:05.080 --> 00:24:07.100
  • the mountain, shouting threats
  • 00:24:07.100 --> 00:24:09.040
  • down at them in the valley.
  • 00:24:09.040 --> 00:24:10.190
  • And yet, Jonathan says to
  • 00:24:10.190 --> 00:24:12.230
  • the armor-bearer, "Come on,
  • 00:24:12.230 --> 00:24:14.150
  • we've got this.
  • 00:24:14.150 --> 00:24:16.270
  • God has given them
  • 00:24:16.270 --> 00:24:19.020
  • into our hands."
  • 00:24:19.020 --> 00:24:19.270
  • There was no evidence
  • 00:24:19.270 --> 00:24:20.210
  • in the natural, but when you are
  • 00:24:20.210 --> 00:24:22.120
  • following God, you don't need
  • 00:24:22.120 --> 00:24:23.240
  • evidence in the natural, because
  • 00:24:23.240 --> 00:24:25.290
  • faith itself is the evidence.
  • 00:24:25.290 --> 00:24:28.090
  • Faith itself is the evidence.
  • 00:24:28.110 --> 00:24:31.110
  • Hebrews chapter 11, in verse 1
  • 00:24:31.110 --> 00:24:32.210
  • says: "Faith is the substance of
  • 00:24:32.210 --> 00:24:34.230
  • things hoped for, the evidence
  • 00:24:34.230 --> 00:24:36.140
  • of things not seen."
  • 00:24:36.140 --> 00:24:39.010
  • All you have to do is to see
  • 00:24:39.010 --> 00:24:40.180
  • it in the spirit and to believe
  • 00:24:40.180 --> 00:24:42.080
  • that God is with you, and that's
  • 00:24:42.080 --> 00:24:44.190
  • enough, even against a mountain
  • 00:24:44.190 --> 00:24:47.040
  • of evidence because faith itself
  • 00:24:47.040 --> 00:24:49.010
  • is the greater evidence
  • 00:24:49.010 --> 00:24:51.030
  • in your life.
  • 00:24:51.030 --> 00:24:52.150
  • Sometimes you've just gotta act
  • 00:24:52.150 --> 00:24:54.140
  • on what is in your heart, in
  • 00:24:54.140 --> 00:24:56.190
  • spite of what you see or you
  • 00:24:56.190 --> 00:24:58.180
  • don't see in your surroundings.
  • 00:24:58.180 --> 00:25:01.040
  • By the way, faith isn't blind.
  • 00:25:01.040 --> 00:25:02.130
  • Faith just sees what
  • 00:25:02.130 --> 00:25:05.030
  • no one else can see.
  • 00:25:05.030 --> 00:25:07.080
  • Faith recognizes it.
  • 00:25:07.080 --> 00:25:08.130
  • Faith discerns it.
  • 00:25:08.130 --> 00:25:09.170
  • And if you really see that the
  • 00:25:09.170 --> 00:25:11.090
  • Lord has given you the victory,
  • 00:25:11.090 --> 00:25:12.150
  • then that's enough to act upon.
  • 00:25:12.150 --> 00:25:14.210
  • I wanna encourage you
  • 00:25:14.210 --> 00:25:15.220
  • this weekend, start climbing,
  • 00:25:15.220 --> 00:25:17.250
  • in Jesus' name.
  • 00:25:17.250 --> 00:25:19.090
  • I don't care what your
  • 00:25:19.090 --> 00:25:20.110
  • circumstance looks like.
  • 00:25:20.110 --> 00:25:21.160
  • I want you to know, God has
  • 00:25:21.160 --> 00:25:23.050
  • given you the victory in Christ
  • 00:25:23.050 --> 00:25:26.000
  • Jesus, and this is the week to
  • 00:25:26.000 --> 00:25:28.020
  • start climbing, in Jesus' name,
  • 00:25:28.020 --> 00:25:30.070
  • to take greater
  • 00:25:30.070 --> 00:25:31.160
  • - Terry: That's absolutely
  • 00:25:36.220 --> 00:25:37.110
  • ridiculous.
  • 00:25:37.110 --> 00:25:38.290
  • I wanna show you the
  • 00:25:38.290 --> 00:25:40.020
  • illustration to show you that
  • 00:25:40.020 --> 00:25:41.220
  • that is no more ridiculous than
  • 00:25:41.220 --> 00:25:44.090
  • this situation with Jonathan and
  • 00:25:44.090 --> 00:25:46.220
  • his armor-bearer.
  • 00:25:46.220 --> 00:25:47.190
  • Up against the garrison of
  • 00:25:47.190 --> 00:25:49.160
  • the Philistines, they climb to
  • 00:25:49.160 --> 00:25:51.060
  • the top.
  • 00:25:51.060 --> 00:25:51.260
  • They're completely exhausted.
  • 00:25:51.260 --> 00:25:53.100
  • One sword, and a red stiletto
  • 00:25:53.100 --> 00:25:56.100
  • pump behind him--please don't
  • 00:25:56.100 --> 00:25:57.230
  • stick me in the back with that.
  • 00:25:57.230 --> 00:25:58.250
  • And here's what I wanna do.
  • 00:25:58.250 --> 00:26:00.190
  • I wanna kill 20 Philistines
  • 00:26:00.190 --> 00:26:02.160
  • [m
  • 00:26:05.030 --> 00:26:05.040
  • [mus
  • 00:26:05.040 --> 00:26:05.050
  • [music
  • 00:26:05.050 --> 00:26:05.060
  • [music]
  • 00:26:05.060 --> 00:26:07.000
  • - Terry: You are the one he has
  • 00:26:09.100 --> 00:26:12.100
  • chosen to defeat the enemy
  • 00:26:12.100 --> 00:26:14.100
  • he has assigned you to.
  • 00:26:14.100 --> 00:26:17.040
  • So many times we think that
  • 00:26:17.040 --> 00:26:18.030
  • we're waiting on God, when God
  • 00:26:18.030 --> 00:26:20.120
  • is actually waiting on us.
  • 00:26:20.120 --> 00:26:22.240
  • God says,
  • 00:26:22.240 --> 00:26:23.260
  • "I need you to use faith.
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  • You go, and I'll follow.
  • 00:26:25.190 --> 00:26:28.050
  • You move, and I'll do
  • 00:26:28.050 --> 00:26:29.220
  • something supernatural."
  • 00:26:29.220 --> 00:26:31.160
  • We tend to get it backwards.
  • 00:26:31.160 --> 00:26:32.200
  • We think that we need to wait
  • 00:26:32.200 --> 00:26:34.000
  • until God has gone before us and
  • 00:26:34.000 --> 00:26:35.280
  • has done what we long for, and
  • 00:26:35.280 --> 00:26:37.280
  • then we'll just kinda follow,
  • 00:26:37.280 --> 00:26:38.290
  • but that's not faith.
  • 00:26:38.290 --> 00:26:41.010
  • Faith is, "God, I don't see you
  • 00:26:41.010 --> 00:26:43.010
  • working, but in spite of what
  • 00:26:43.010 --> 00:26:44.170
  • I don't see, and in spite of
  • 00:26:44.170 --> 00:26:46.070
  • what I do see, what I know
  • 00:26:46.070 --> 00:26:48.080
  • is greater than what I see.
  • 00:26:48.080 --> 00:26:49.190
  • Therefore, I'm not going
  • 00:26:49.190 --> 00:26:50.260
  • to be led through sight.
  • 00:26:50.260 --> 00:26:52.120
  • I'm not going to be led
  • 00:26:52.120 --> 00:26:53.090
  • through senses.
  • 00:26:53.090 --> 00:26:54.100
  • I'm not going to be led through
  • 00:26:54.100 --> 00:26:55.150
  • observation or circumstances.
  • 00:26:55.150 --> 00:26:57.230
  • I'm going to be led
  • 00:26:57.230 --> 00:26:59.030
  • by my faith."
  • 00:26:59.030 --> 00:27:00.160
  • And faith is the evidence
  • 00:27:00.160 --> 00:27:02.090
  • that we need.
  • 00:27:02.090 --> 00:27:03.230
  • Now, let me show you somethin'
  • 00:27:03.230 --> 00:27:06.080
  • else that's interesting here.
  • 00:27:06.080 --> 00:27:07.280
  • What makes this story even more
  • 00:27:07.280 --> 00:27:09.010
  • remarkable is that Jonathan and
  • 00:27:09.010 --> 00:27:11.040
  • his armor-bearer only had one
  • 00:27:11.040 --> 00:27:13.000
  • sword between the two of them.
  • 00:27:13.000 --> 00:27:15.180
  • In fact, there were only two
  • 00:27:15.180 --> 00:27:17.240
  • swords in the whole land of
  • 00:27:17.240 --> 00:27:18.290
  • Israel, two swords.
  • 00:27:18.290 --> 00:27:21.200
  • Saul had one and Jonathan had
  • 00:27:21.200 --> 00:27:23.240
  • one.
  • 00:27:23.240 --> 00:27:24.150
  • And the reason there were only
  • 00:27:24.150 --> 00:27:25.160
  • two swords is because when they
  • 00:27:25.160 --> 00:27:27.290
  • lost their battle to the
  • 00:27:27.290 --> 00:27:29.000
  • Philistines that I described
  • 00:27:29.000 --> 00:27:30.180
  • earlier, then the enemy came in
  • 00:27:30.180 --> 00:27:32.210
  • and took out all the blacksmiths
  • 00:27:32.210 --> 00:27:35.020
  • from the land.
  • 00:27:35.020 --> 00:27:36.130
  • Therefore, they were unable to
  • 00:27:36.130 --> 00:27:37.290
  • forge new swords.
  • 00:27:37.290 --> 00:27:39.270
  • In fact, in order to get their
  • 00:27:39.270 --> 00:27:41.190
  • farm tools sharpened, they had
  • 00:27:41.190 --> 00:27:43.140
  • to go down to a Philistine
  • 00:27:43.140 --> 00:27:45.210
  • blacksmith because there was no
  • 00:27:45.210 --> 00:27:47.260
  • one else to even sharpen their
  • 00:27:47.260 --> 00:27:49.290
  • farm tools.
  • 00:27:49.290 --> 00:27:51.200
  • It's right there in the Bible.
  • 00:27:51.200 --> 00:27:53.000
  • 1 Samuel chapter 13,
  • 00:27:53.000 --> 00:27:54.070
  • in verse 19:
  • 00:27:54.070 --> 00:27:55.170
  • "Now there was no blacksmith
  • 00:27:55.170 --> 00:27:56.280
  • to be found throughout all
  • 00:27:56.280 --> 00:27:58.010
  • the land of Israel,
  • 00:27:58.010 --> 00:27:59.070
  • for the Philistines said,
  • 00:27:59.070 --> 00:28:00.280
  • 'Lest the Hebrews make
  • 00:28:00.280 --> 00:28:02.040
  • themselves swords or spears.'
  • 00:28:02.040 --> 00:28:04.290
  • But every one of the
  • 00:28:04.290 --> 00:28:05.200
  • Israelites went down to the
  • 00:28:05.200 --> 00:28:07.040
  • Philistines to sharpen his
  • 00:28:07.040 --> 00:28:08.160
  • plowshare, his mattock, his axe,
  • 00:28:08.160 --> 00:28:10.160
  • or his sickle."
  • 00:28:10.160 --> 00:28:11.250
  • Dropping down to verse 22:
  • 00:28:11.250 --> 00:28:13.030
  • "So on the day of the battle
  • 00:28:13.030 --> 00:28:14.240
  • there was neither sword
  • 00:28:14.240 --> 00:28:16.110
  • nor spear found in the hand of
  • 00:28:16.110 --> 00:28:18.050
  • any of the people with Saul and
  • 00:28:18.050 --> 00:28:19.230
  • Jonathan, but Saul and Jonathan
  • 00:28:20.070 --> 00:28:23.070
  • his son had them."
  • 00:28:23.070 --> 00:28:25.160
  • Nobody else had a sword
  • 00:28:25.160 --> 00:28:27.160
  • but Saul and Jonathan.
  • 00:28:27.160 --> 00:28:28.290
  • Think about it for a moment.
  • 00:28:28.290 --> 00:28:30.270
  • Think about how absurd this is.
  • 00:28:32.020 --> 00:28:35.020
  • By the way, that may be
  • 00:28:35.020 --> 00:28:35.230
  • the story of your life.
  • 00:28:35.230 --> 00:28:37.160
  • You may feel as if you are
  • 00:28:37.160 --> 00:28:38.240
  • working with inadequate
  • 00:28:38.240 --> 00:28:40.190
  • resources.
  • 00:28:40.190 --> 00:28:42.010
  • You may always feel like, "Man,
  • 00:28:42.010 --> 00:28:43.230
  • if I'd have come from there or
  • 00:28:43.230 --> 00:28:45.160
  • there, if I had that opportunity
  • 00:28:45.160 --> 00:28:47.040
  • or that privilege, if I had have
  • 00:28:47.040 --> 00:28:48.180
  • been taught that, if I had
  • 00:28:48.180 --> 00:28:50.060
  • a mentor earlier in life, if I
  • 00:28:50.060 --> 00:28:52.070
  • could have gotten into the right
  • 00:28:52.070 --> 00:28:53.170
  • college, and here I am today,
  • 00:28:53.170 --> 00:28:55.020
  • Terry, and I've spent my entire
  • 00:28:55.020 --> 00:28:57.030
  • life working with inadequate
  • 00:28:57.030 --> 00:28:59.070
  • resources."
  • 00:28:59.070 --> 00:29:00.030
  • But let me tell ya, resources
  • 00:29:00.030 --> 00:29:02.190
  • can be defined differently.
  • 00:29:02.190 --> 00:29:04.040
  • You can look at them the way
  • 00:29:04.040 --> 00:29:05.140
  • the world looks at them, and
  • 00:29:05.140 --> 00:29:07.040
  • some put their trust in horses
  • 00:29:07.040 --> 00:29:08.290
  • and chariots, or you can look
  • 00:29:08.290 --> 00:29:10.170
  • at resources the way God looks
  • 00:29:10.170 --> 00:29:12.060
  • at them and keep your trust in
  • 00:29:12.060 --> 00:29:13.260
  • the name of the God of Israel.
  • 00:29:13.260 --> 00:29:15.190
  • What I want you to know
  • 00:29:15.190 --> 00:29:16.250
  • is that faith is the resource.
  • 00:29:18.160 --> 00:29:21.160
  • Faith is the resource.
  • 00:29:21.160 --> 00:29:23.190
  • Faith is what you need.
  • 00:29:23.190 --> 00:29:26.060
  • The resource that God has given
  • 00:29:26.060 --> 00:29:28.160
  • you is greater than any other
  • 00:29:28.160 --> 00:29:31.070
  • resource.
  • 00:29:31.070 --> 00:29:31.270
  • In fact, any other resource
  • 00:29:31.270 --> 00:29:33.100
  • is of lesser value.
  • 00:29:33.120 --> 00:29:36.120
  • Here's what I mean by that.
  • 00:29:36.120 --> 00:29:37.190
  • You can have a brilliant
  • 00:29:37.190 --> 00:29:38.180
  • financial plan and not have
  • 00:29:38.180 --> 00:29:40.170
  • faith, and you'll never get
  • 00:29:40.170 --> 00:29:42.080
  • that business off the ground.
  • 00:29:42.080 --> 00:29:44.230
  • You can have a full portfolio
  • 00:29:44.230 --> 00:29:47.160
  • and not have faith, and fear
  • 00:29:47.160 --> 00:29:50.090
  • in your life, working,
  • 00:29:50.090 --> 00:29:52.040
  • will eventually rob you of
  • 00:29:52.040 --> 00:29:53.240
  • what you presently have.
  • 00:29:53.240 --> 00:29:55.150
  • You can come from the best
  • 00:29:55.150 --> 00:29:56.250
  • school, you can come from the
  • 00:29:56.250 --> 00:29:58.220
  • best program of training, you
  • 00:29:58.220 --> 00:30:00.280
  • can have the best mentors in
  • 00:30:00.280 --> 00:30:02.070
  • life and never get off the
  • 00:30:02.070 --> 00:30:04.090
  • ground with what you feel God
  • 00:30:04.090 --> 00:30:06.020
  • has called you to do because
  • 00:30:06.020 --> 00:30:08.010
  • you're missing faith.
  • 00:30:08.010 --> 00:30:09.020
  • But on the other hand, let me
  • 00:30:09.020 --> 00:30:10.210
  • simply say that you can come
  • 00:30:10.210 --> 00:30:12.090
  • from nowhere and you can
  • 00:30:12.090 --> 00:30:14.020
  • accomplish amazing things
  • 00:30:14.020 --> 00:30:15.210
  • without an education, without
  • 00:30:15.210 --> 00:30:17.190
  • a portfolio, without a mentor,
  • 00:30:17.190 --> 00:30:19.160
  • without a training because you
  • 00:30:19.160 --> 00:30:21.120
  • are the one, and God has given
  • 00:30:21.120 --> 00:30:23.250
  • to every man a measure of faith.
  • 00:30:23.250 --> 00:30:25.250
  • Faith is the resource.
  • 00:30:28.110 --> 00:30:31.110
  • Faith is the great equalizer.
  • 00:30:31.110 --> 00:30:33.150
  • Faith is the great game changer.
  • 00:30:33.150 --> 00:30:35.130
  • I'm not saying you shouldn't get
  • 00:30:35.130 --> 00:30:36.230
  • a good education.
  • 00:30:36.230 --> 00:30:37.180
  • If you're a college student here
  • 00:30:37.180 --> 00:30:38.280
  • today, please, in Jesus' name,
  • 00:30:38.280 --> 00:30:40.270
  • stay in school.
  • 00:30:40.270 --> 00:30:43.130
  • 'Cause I don't want to get a
  • 00:30:43.130 --> 00:30:44.040
  • letter from your parents.
  • 00:30:44.040 --> 00:30:45.040
  • So, I'm just simply saying that
  • 00:30:45.040 --> 00:30:47.020
  • if you've missed all of that,
  • 00:30:47.020 --> 00:30:49.000
  • that can be of value, but what
  • 00:30:49.000 --> 00:30:51.020
  • is of greater value is faith.
  • 00:30:51.020 --> 00:30:52.190
  • Faith isn't cheap, but it's
  • 00:30:54.190 --> 00:30:57.190
  • free.
  • 00:30:57.190 --> 00:30:59.160
  • God gives to every man a measure
  • 00:30:59.160 --> 00:31:01.000
  • of it.
  • 00:31:01.000 --> 00:31:02.050
  • Every person has access to it,
  • 00:31:02.050 --> 00:31:04.160
  • and anyone can develop it.
  • 00:31:04.160 --> 00:31:05.250
  • Jesus said in Matthew chapter
  • 00:31:05.250 --> 00:31:07.080
  • 17: "'If you have faith like
  • 00:31:07.080 --> 00:31:09.010
  • the grain of a mustard seed,
  • 00:31:09.010 --> 00:31:10.200
  • you can say to this mountain,
  • 00:31:10.200 --> 00:31:12.110
  • 'Move from here to there,'
  • 00:31:12.110 --> 00:31:14.030
  • and it will obey, because
  • 00:31:14.030 --> 00:31:15.260
  • nothing is impossible.'"
  • 00:31:15.260 --> 00:31:17.220
  • You don't need a faith
  • 00:31:17.220 --> 00:31:19.100
  • proportionate to your mountain.
  • 00:31:19.210 --> 00:31:22.210
  • If you have faith the size of
  • 00:31:22.210 --> 00:31:24.080
  • a mustard seed, you can
  • 00:31:24.080 --> 00:31:26.090
  • speak to a mountain.
  • 00:31:26.090 --> 00:31:27.120
  • Some people think, "If I have
  • 00:31:27.120 --> 00:31:28.140
  • faith the size of a mountain, I
  • 00:31:28.140 --> 00:31:30.080
  • could speak to a mustard seed."
  • 00:31:31.050 --> 00:31:34.050
  • We're always looking for faith
  • 00:31:34.050 --> 00:31:35.130
  • greater than our circumstance,
  • 00:31:35.130 --> 00:31:37.110
  • faith greater than our
  • 00:31:37.110 --> 00:31:40.070
  • situation, but you don't
  • 00:31:40.070 --> 00:31:41.230
  • need faith proportionate
  • 00:31:41.230 --> 00:31:43.060
  • to your situation.
  • 00:31:43.060 --> 00:31:44.100
  • Jesus said, "A tiny bit of
  • 00:31:44.100 --> 00:31:45.270
  • faith can move a mountain
  • 00:31:45.270 --> 00:31:48.000
  • of whatever."
  • 00:31:48.000 --> 00:31:49.100
  • Because the question
  • 00:31:49.100 --> 00:31:50.030
  • isn't: how much faith do you
  • 00:31:50.030 --> 00:31:51.060
  • have?
  • 00:31:51.060 --> 00:31:51.260
  • The question is: Is your faith
  • 00:31:51.260 --> 00:31:53.170
  • alive?
  • 00:31:53.170 --> 00:31:54.070
  • Is it active?
  • 00:31:54.070 --> 00:31:55.140
  • Is it stirred up?
  • 00:31:55.140 --> 00:31:56.190
  • Is it engaged?
  • 00:31:56.190 --> 00:31:57.230
  • Is it working?
  • 00:31:57.230 --> 00:31:58.200
  • Are you using it, in Jesus'
  • 00:31:58.200 --> 00:32:00.290
  • name, to do something great for
  • 00:32:00.290 --> 00:32:02.280
  • the kingdom of God?
  • 00:32:02.280 --> 00:32:04.060
  • Are you living out the purposes
  • 00:32:04.060 --> 00:32:05.240
  • of God, energized by the spirit
  • 00:32:05.240 --> 00:32:08.080
  • of faith?
  • 00:32:08.080 --> 00:32:10.140
  • Just a little bit of faith will
  • 00:32:10.140 --> 00:32:12.060
  • drive you to do something
  • 00:32:12.060 --> 00:32:14.170
  • extraordinary, like charging
  • 00:32:14.210 --> 00:32:17.210
  • the Philistines with your
  • 00:32:17.210 --> 00:32:19.180
  • armor-bearer and only one sword
  • 00:32:19.180 --> 00:32:22.010
  • between the two of you.
  • 00:32:22.010 --> 00:32:23.150
  • I like to imagine it this way.
  • 00:32:23.150 --> 00:32:24.230
  • I like to think about this based
  • 00:32:24.230 --> 00:32:26.080
  • on verse 13, let me read it then
  • 00:32:26.080 --> 00:32:27.180
  • I'll kinda illustrate it for
  • 00:32:27.180 --> 00:32:28.210
  • you: "Then Jonathan climbed up
  • 00:32:28.210 --> 00:32:30.200
  • on his hands and feet, and his
  • 00:32:30.200 --> 00:32:32.080
  • armor-bearer after him.
  • 00:32:32.080 --> 00:32:33.120
  • And they fell before Jonathan,
  • 00:32:33.120 --> 00:32:35.040
  • and his armor-bearer killed them
  • 00:32:35.040 --> 00:32:37.060
  • after him.
  • 00:32:37.060 --> 00:32:38.140
  • And after that first strike,
  • 00:32:38.140 --> 00:32:40.080
  • which Jonathan and his
  • 00:32:40.080 --> 00:32:41.080
  • armor-bearer made, they killed
  • 00:32:41.080 --> 00:32:42.280
  • about twenty men within as it
  • 00:32:42.280 --> 00:32:45.020
  • were half a furrow's length
  • 00:32:45.020 --> 00:32:47.090
  • in an acre of land."
  • 00:32:47.090 --> 00:32:48.180
  • Let me illustrate
  • 00:32:48.180 --> 00:32:49.110
  • this to you this way,
  • 00:32:49.110 --> 00:32:50.050
  • and I'm gonna ask Pastor Freddy
  • 00:32:50.050 --> 00:32:51.260
  • if he will come up here and help
  • 00:32:51.260 --> 00:32:53.090
  • me today 'cause he's got good
  • 00:32:53.090 --> 00:32:55.130
  • lookin' shoes on.
  • 00:32:55.130 --> 00:32:57.250
  • Come on, run up here.
  • 00:32:57.250 --> 00:32:58.260
  • And I've got a sword somewhere.
  • 00:32:58.260 --> 00:33:00.040
  • Can I get my sword?
  • 00:33:00.040 --> 00:33:01.230
  • He gets the shows, but I get
  • 00:33:01.230 --> 00:33:03.270
  • "The Lord of the Rings"
  • 00:33:03.270 --> 00:33:04.240
  • replica sword.
  • 00:33:04.240 --> 00:33:05.230
  • How cool is that?
  • 00:33:06.220 --> 00:33:09.220
  • Good lookin' shoes.
  • 00:33:09.220 --> 00:33:11.150
  • - Freddy: Thank you.
  • 00:33:11.150 --> 00:33:12.160
  • - Terry: You're a pastor.
  • 00:33:12.160 --> 00:33:13.060
  • Can you afford to wear shoes
  • 00:33:13.060 --> 00:33:13.260
  • like that?
  • 00:33:13.260 --> 00:33:16.110
  • Why don't you take
  • 00:33:16.110 --> 00:33:17.030
  • your shoe off?
  • 00:33:17.030 --> 00:33:17.220
  • 'Cause we're gonna need you to
  • 00:33:17.220 --> 00:33:18.120
  • take your shoe off.
  • 00:33:18.120 --> 00:33:19.290
  • Oh, wow, can we close-up of
  • 00:33:19.290 --> 00:33:21.190
  • the socks?
  • 00:33:21.190 --> 00:33:23.010
  • 'Cause the socks are much
  • 00:33:23.010 --> 00:33:24.060
  • better.
  • 00:33:24.060 --> 00:33:25.020
  • Lift, lift, had no idea.
  • 00:33:27.100 --> 00:33:30.100
  • Do you always wear socks
  • 00:33:30.100 --> 00:33:32.150
  • like that?
  • 00:33:32.150 --> 00:33:33.120
  • - Freddy: Every now and then.
  • 00:33:33.120 --> 00:33:34.160
  • - Terry: I wanna ask about your
  • 00:33:34.160 --> 00:33:36.100
  • underpants, but I'm not going
  • 00:33:36.100 --> 00:33:37.090
  • to.
  • 00:33:37.090 --> 00:33:38.090
  • That's really amazing, polka-dot
  • 00:33:38.140 --> 00:33:41.140
  • socks here today.
  • 00:33:41.140 --> 00:33:43.090
  • And whew, so here's what we're
  • 00:33:44.070 --> 00:33:47.070
  • gonna do just to illustrate
  • 00:33:47.070 --> 00:33:48.000
  • this.
  • 00:33:48.000 --> 00:33:49.130
  • I'm gonna fight, you've got a
  • 00:33:49.130 --> 00:33:50.280
  • shoe.
  • 00:33:50.280 --> 00:33:51.200
  • But you know what?
  • 00:33:51.200 --> 00:33:53.190
  • I think that shoe's inadequate,
  • 00:33:54.120 --> 00:33:57.120
  • so you can put this shoe back
  • 00:33:57.120 --> 00:33:58.050
  • on.
  • 00:33:58.050 --> 00:33:59.040
  • Could I get a shoe that is up to
  • 00:33:59.040 --> 00:34:01.040
  • the task?
  • 00:34:01.040 --> 00:34:01.240
  • Could I get a shoe that's up to
  • 00:34:01.240 --> 00:34:02.210
  • the challenge?
  • 00:34:02.210 --> 00:34:03.120
  • I need a shoe that really--there
  • 00:34:05.230 --> 00:34:08.230
  • you go.
  • 00:34:08.230 --> 00:34:10.030
  • Red pumps look so good on you.
  • 00:34:10.030 --> 00:34:11.170
  • So, here's what I wanna do.
  • 00:34:11.170 --> 00:34:13.190
  • I'm gonna just show you this,
  • 00:34:13.190 --> 00:34:15.250
  • the absurdity of this.
  • 00:34:15.250 --> 00:34:18.030
  • 'Cause some of you are facing
  • 00:34:18.030 --> 00:34:19.070
  • circumstances right now and
  • 00:34:19.070 --> 00:34:21.120
  • you're thinkin', "The idea of
  • 00:34:21.120 --> 00:34:22.270
  • using a little bit of faith is
  • 00:34:22.270 --> 00:34:24.250
  • absurd, Terry.
  • 00:34:24.250 --> 00:34:25.220
  • You don't know how bad my
  • 00:34:25.220 --> 00:34:28.000
  • marriage is, or my business, or
  • 00:34:28.000 --> 00:34:30.020
  • even my own soul.
  • 00:34:30.020 --> 00:34:31.120
  • You don't know how dark this
  • 00:34:31.120 --> 00:34:32.070
  • depression is.
  • 00:34:32.070 --> 00:34:34.030
  • You don't know how hopeless
  • 00:34:34.030 --> 00:34:35.100
  • I feel.
  • 00:34:35.100 --> 00:34:36.290
  • And for you to just stand up
  • 00:34:36.290 --> 00:34:37.230
  • there, you know, and preach, and
  • 00:34:37.230 --> 00:34:39.050
  • say a little bit of faith is
  • 00:34:39.050 --> 00:34:40.170
  • gonna change my circumstances,
  • 00:34:40.170 --> 00:34:42.200
  • that's absolutely ridiculous."
  • 00:34:42.200 --> 00:34:45.040
  • I wanna show you
  • 00:34:45.040 --> 00:34:45.240
  • the illustration to show
  • 00:34:45.240 --> 00:34:46.260
  • you that that is no more
  • 00:34:46.260 --> 00:34:48.270
  • ridiculous than this situation
  • 00:34:48.270 --> 00:34:51.150
  • with Jonathan and his
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  • armor-bearer.
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  • Up against the garrison of the
  • 00:34:53.140 --> 00:34:55.110
  • Philistines, they climb to the
  • 00:34:55.110 --> 00:34:57.010
  • top.
  • 00:34:57.010 --> 00:34:57.210
  • They're completely exhausted.
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  • One sword, and a red stiletto
  • 00:34:59.040 --> 00:35:02.010
  • pump behind him--please don't
  • 00:35:02.010 --> 00:35:03.200
  • stick me in the back with that.
  • 00:35:03.200 --> 00:35:05.030
  • And here's what I wanna do.
  • 00:35:05.030 --> 00:35:06.130
  • I wanna kill 20 Philistines up
  • 00:35:06.130 --> 00:35:08.180
  • here metaphorically.
  • 00:35:08.180 --> 00:35:10.210
  • And I want you to count down as
  • 00:35:10.210 --> 00:35:13.070
  • I do.
  • 00:35:13.070 --> 00:35:13.270
  • And you're workin' with me.
  • 00:35:13.270 --> 00:35:15.020
  • You're working with me.
  • 00:35:15.020 --> 00:35:15.290
  • So, here we go, come on.
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  • You gotta get with the program.
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  • You didn't even wound the
  • 00:35:22.160 --> 00:35:23.170
  • Philistine.
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  • I need to see--that's red for a
  • 00:35:24.150 --> 00:35:27.020
  • reason.
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  • It hides anything that might end
  • 00:35:27.220 --> 00:35:30.060
  • up on it.
  • 00:35:30.060 --> 00:35:31.100
  • I don't trust you with that
  • 00:35:48.230 --> 00:35:50.060
  • [a
  • 00:36:02.150 --> 00:36:02.160
  • [app
  • 00:36:02.160 --> 00:36:02.170
  • [appla
  • 00:36:02.170 --> 00:36:02.180
  • [applaud
  • 00:36:02.180 --> 00:36:02.190
  • [applaudin
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  • - Freddy: I love you, Pastor.
  • 00:36:03.080 --> 00:36:06.080
  • - Terry: It is all about
  • 00:36:06.080 --> 00:36:07.050
  • the King and the kingdom.
  • 00:36:07.050 --> 00:36:09.010
  • And even though our theme
  • 00:36:09.010 --> 00:36:10.090
  • changes from year to year, the
  • 00:36:10.090 --> 00:36:11.220
  • one thing that remains the same
  • 00:36:11.220 --> 00:36:13.150
  • is that this church is centered
  • 00:36:13.150 --> 00:36:15.140
  • on Jesus, built on Jesus,
  • 00:36:15.140 --> 00:36:17.160
  • committed to worshiping Jesus,
  • 00:36:17.160 --> 00:36:19.160
  • learning about Jesus, becoming
  • 00:36:19.160 --> 00:36:21.110
  • like Jesus, and following Jesus
  • 00:36:21.110 --> 00:36:23.210
  • wherever Jesus leads us, amen?
  • 00:36:25.000 --> 00:36:28.000
  • - Terry: So like,
  • 00:36:33.090 --> 00:36:34.170
  • that's the most ridiculous
  • 00:36:34.170 --> 00:36:36.100
  • I've ever seen.
  • 00:36:36.100 --> 00:36:38.130
  • Maybe not, maybe not,
  • 00:36:38.130 --> 00:36:40.250
  • maybe--thank you, Pastor Freddy.
  • 00:36:40.250 --> 00:36:42.060
  • Maybe using your faith is even
  • 00:36:42.060 --> 00:36:45.010
  • gonna feel more outlandish than
  • 00:36:45.010 --> 00:36:46.090
  • that.
  • 00:36:46.090 --> 00:36:46.290
  • Somebody once said that the
  • 00:36:46.290 --> 00:36:48.110
  • safest place to be is in the
  • 00:36:48.110 --> 00:36:50.110
  • center of God's will.
  • 00:36:50.110 --> 00:36:52.040
  • Can I say the safest place to be
  • 00:36:52.040 --> 00:36:54.040
  • is in the center of faith?
  • 00:36:54.040 --> 00:36:56.180
  • And the reason I'm
  • 00:36:56.180 --> 00:36:57.200
  • distinguishing that is because
  • 00:36:57.200 --> 00:36:58.250
  • some people are reluctantly in
  • 00:36:58.250 --> 00:37:00.060
  • God's will.
  • 00:37:00.060 --> 00:37:01.070
  • Some people have gone into God's
  • 00:37:01.070 --> 00:37:03.030
  • will out of duty or obligation.
  • 00:37:03.030 --> 00:37:05.130
  • Some people aren't living in
  • 00:37:05.130 --> 00:37:06.260
  • God's will in the center of
  • 00:37:06.260 --> 00:37:08.100
  • faith with faith at the center
  • 00:37:08.100 --> 00:37:09.230
  • of their life.
  • 00:37:09.230 --> 00:37:10.160
  • And I'm here today to tell you
  • 00:37:10.160 --> 00:37:12.040
  • that you can be begrudgingly
  • 00:37:12.040 --> 00:37:13.240
  • obedient, you can go through all
  • 00:37:13.240 --> 00:37:15.220
  • of the motions, and still not
  • 00:37:15.220 --> 00:37:17.100
  • access what God has intended for
  • 00:37:17.100 --> 00:37:19.050
  • your life because faith is the
  • 00:37:19.050 --> 00:37:21.140
  • currency that accesses the
  • 00:37:21.140 --> 00:37:23.090
  • promise of God.
  • 00:37:23.090 --> 00:37:24.080
  • Faith is the substance that
  • 00:37:24.080 --> 00:37:26.150
  • moves the hand of God.
  • 00:37:26.150 --> 00:37:27.280
  • And if we can learn that again
  • 00:37:27.280 --> 00:37:29.210
  • and recognize that living the
  • 00:37:29.210 --> 00:37:31.030
  • Christian life isn't something
  • 00:37:31.030 --> 00:37:32.210
  • that you master and then you
  • 00:37:32.210 --> 00:37:34.080
  • just live on automatic pilot
  • 00:37:34.080 --> 00:37:36.030
  • with, but living the Christian
  • 00:37:36.030 --> 00:37:37.160
  • life is active, it is fervent,
  • 00:37:37.160 --> 00:37:39.280
  • it's using your faith daily,
  • 00:37:39.280 --> 00:37:41.260
  • using your faith consistently,
  • 00:37:41.260 --> 00:37:43.150
  • and advancing God's great
  • 00:37:43.150 --> 00:37:45.070
  • mission in your life, on your
  • 00:37:45.070 --> 00:37:46.290
  • job, in your home, in our
  • 00:37:46.290 --> 00:37:48.190
  • church, in our community.
  • 00:37:48.190 --> 00:37:49.280
  • Faith makes the difference,
  • 00:37:49.280 --> 00:37:52.070
  • amen?
  • 00:37:52.070 --> 00:37:52.280
  • Now, let me show you what
  • 00:37:53.070 --> 00:37:56.070
  • happened, and I'm almost through
  • 00:37:56.070 --> 00:37:57.170
  • here.
  • 00:37:57.170 --> 00:37:58.070
  • Because when they believed God,
  • 00:37:58.070 --> 00:38:00.190
  • verse 15, when they took a step
  • 00:38:00.190 --> 00:38:02.180
  • of faith: "There was a panic
  • 00:38:02.180 --> 00:38:03.290
  • in the camp, in the field,
  • 00:38:03.290 --> 00:38:05.230
  • and among all the people.
  • 00:38:05.230 --> 00:38:07.280
  • The garrison and even
  • 00:38:07.280 --> 00:38:09.010
  • the raiders trembled,
  • 00:38:09.010 --> 00:38:10.120
  • the earth quaked, and it
  • 00:38:10.120 --> 00:38:11.120
  • became a very great panic."
  • 00:38:11.130 --> 00:38:14.130
  • And I don't have
  • 00:38:14.130 --> 00:38:15.030
  • the time to read the remaining
  • 00:38:15.030 --> 00:38:16.010
  • verses, but they tell us that
  • 00:38:16.010 --> 00:38:17.220
  • great panic caused the
  • 00:38:17.220 --> 00:38:18.270
  • Philistines to turn their swords
  • 00:38:18.270 --> 00:38:21.110
  • upon one another, their swords
  • 00:38:21.140 --> 00:38:24.140
  • upon one another, and God gave
  • 00:38:24.140 --> 00:38:27.010
  • Israel the victory that day.
  • 00:38:27.010 --> 00:38:28.250
  • Three quick lessons I want you
  • 00:38:28.250 --> 00:38:30.040
  • to take with you into your
  • 00:38:30.040 --> 00:38:31.180
  • Monday through Friday, three
  • 00:38:31.180 --> 00:38:32.240
  • quick things I want you to think
  • 00:38:32.240 --> 00:38:34.040
  • about as you are focused on
  • 00:38:34.040 --> 00:38:35.270
  • doing whatever it is God has
  • 00:38:35.270 --> 00:38:37.130
  • called you to do.
  • 00:38:37.130 --> 00:38:38.240
  • You are the one.
  • 00:38:38.240 --> 00:38:40.100
  • You are the one.
  • 00:38:40.100 --> 00:38:41.260
  • You are the one.
  • 00:38:41.260 --> 00:38:42.160
  • You're the one individually.
  • 00:38:42.160 --> 00:38:43.260
  • And together, we are the ones
  • 00:38:43.260 --> 00:38:45.030
  • collectively.
  • 00:38:45.030 --> 00:38:46.170
  • You've got individual
  • 00:38:46.170 --> 00:38:47.130
  • assignments.
  • 00:38:47.130 --> 00:38:48.040
  • We've got a collective
  • 00:38:48.040 --> 00:38:49.200
  • assignment.
  • 00:38:49.200 --> 00:38:50.100
  • First thing I want you to see is
  • 00:38:50.100 --> 00:38:51.210
  • this, that we are the one when
  • 00:38:51.210 --> 00:38:54.010
  • we attach to the right cause.
  • 00:38:54.050 --> 00:38:57.050
  • We are the one when we attach
  • 00:38:57.050 --> 00:38:59.040
  • our lives to the right cause.
  • 00:38:59.040 --> 00:39:01.110
  • The armor-bearer attached to
  • 00:39:01.110 --> 00:39:03.070
  • Jonathan because of the cause.
  • 00:39:03.140 --> 00:39:06.140
  • The cause wasn't about his ego.
  • 00:39:06.140 --> 00:39:09.020
  • It wasn't about his own personal
  • 00:39:09.020 --> 00:39:10.120
  • ambition.
  • 00:39:10.120 --> 00:39:11.080
  • The cause was to protect Israel
  • 00:39:11.150 --> 00:39:14.150
  • from the enemy.
  • 00:39:14.150 --> 00:39:16.010
  • We read the word there earlier,
  • 00:39:16.010 --> 00:39:17.280
  • "the uncircumcised."
  • 00:39:17.280 --> 00:39:19.180
  • That simply means
  • 00:39:19.180 --> 00:39:20.110
  • "people without covenant."
  • 00:39:20.110 --> 00:39:22.070
  • Not only did they not have a
  • 00:39:22.070 --> 00:39:23.100
  • relationship with God, but they
  • 00:39:23.100 --> 00:39:25.010
  • were opposed to those who did
  • 00:39:25.010 --> 00:39:26.180
  • have a relationship with God.
  • 00:39:26.180 --> 00:39:28.030
  • And so, Jonathan said, "I've
  • 00:39:28.030 --> 00:39:30.140
  • gotta do something here in order
  • 00:39:30.140 --> 00:39:32.110
  • to protect the purposes of God.
  • 00:39:32.110 --> 00:39:34.210
  • And so, this means that as
  • 00:39:34.210 --> 00:39:36.150
  • a covenant man, the cause of the
  • 00:39:36.150 --> 00:39:38.140
  • king and the kingdom matters
  • 00:39:38.140 --> 00:39:39.260
  • to me."
  • 00:39:39.260 --> 00:39:41.050
  • Now, what is our cause?
  • 00:39:41.050 --> 00:39:43.100
  • Here at Hillsong Church, every
  • 00:39:43.100 --> 00:39:44.230
  • year, we roll out a new theme.
  • 00:39:44.230 --> 00:39:46.060
  • A couple of years ago
  • 00:39:46.060 --> 00:39:47.270
  • it was "Pioneer Again."
  • 00:39:47.270 --> 00:39:49.260
  • Last year, it was
  • 00:39:49.260 --> 00:39:50.180
  • "New Roads and New Rivers."
  • 00:39:50.180 --> 00:39:52.280
  • This year, it's
  • 00:39:52.280 --> 00:39:53.250
  • "You Are the One."
  • 00:39:53.250 --> 00:39:55.130
  • That means the theme
  • 00:39:55.130 --> 00:39:56.090
  • changes from year to year,
  • 00:39:56.090 --> 00:39:57.180
  • but the cause never changes.
  • 00:39:57.180 --> 00:39:59.290
  • What is the cause?
  • 00:39:59.290 --> 00:40:00.260
  • The cause is to know Jesus, to
  • 00:40:00.260 --> 00:40:03.260
  • share Jesus, and to partner with
  • 00:40:03.260 --> 00:40:06.050
  • Jesus in building his church.
  • 00:40:06.050 --> 00:40:08.260
  • To know Jesus, to share Jesus,
  • 00:40:08.260 --> 00:40:11.170
  • and to partner with Jesus in
  • 00:40:11.170 --> 00:40:13.040
  • building his church.
  • 00:40:13.040 --> 00:40:14.070
  • It is all about the King and the
  • 00:40:14.070 --> 00:40:17.000
  • kingdom.
  • 00:40:17.000 --> 00:40:17.200
  • And even though our theme
  • 00:40:17.200 --> 00:40:18.240
  • changes from year to year, the
  • 00:40:18.240 --> 00:40:20.130
  • one thing that remains the same
  • 00:40:20.130 --> 00:40:22.080
  • is that this church is centered
  • 00:40:22.080 --> 00:40:24.020
  • on Jesus, built on Jesus,
  • 00:40:24.020 --> 00:40:26.090
  • committed to worshiping Jesus,
  • 00:40:26.090 --> 00:40:28.070
  • learning about Jesus, becoming
  • 00:40:28.070 --> 00:40:30.050
  • like Jesus, and following Jesus
  • 00:40:30.050 --> 00:40:32.160
  • wherever Jesus leads us, amen?
  • 00:40:32.160 --> 00:40:35.130
  • There's something powerful about
  • 00:40:38.010 --> 00:40:41.010
  • a right cause.
  • 00:40:41.010 --> 00:40:42.030
  • When you get grounded in a right
  • 00:40:42.030 --> 00:40:43.190
  • cause, it'll change your life.
  • 00:40:43.190 --> 00:40:46.060
  • It'll awaken your gifts and
  • 00:40:46.060 --> 00:40:47.100
  • talents and abilities.
  • 00:40:47.100 --> 00:40:49.110
  • The right cause, a righteous
  • 00:40:49.110 --> 00:40:50.290
  • cause, will attract resources
  • 00:40:50.290 --> 00:40:53.010
  • into your life.
  • 00:40:53.010 --> 00:40:54.220
  • A right cause will sustain you
  • 00:40:54.220 --> 00:40:56.270
  • during times of adversity.
  • 00:40:56.270 --> 00:40:59.060
  • You are the one when you are
  • 00:40:59.060 --> 00:41:01.140
  • attached to the cause.
  • 00:41:01.140 --> 00:41:03.150
  • The second thing I want you to
  • 00:41:03.150 --> 00:41:04.180
  • see I that you are the one when
  • 00:41:04.180 --> 00:41:06.290
  • you align with the right people.
  • 00:41:06.290 --> 00:41:09.200
  • Right cause and right people.
  • 00:41:09.220 --> 00:41:12.220
  • Jonathan's armor-bearer realized
  • 00:41:12.220 --> 00:41:14.180
  • there was something special
  • 00:41:14.180 --> 00:41:16.030
  • about his life, and he joined
  • 00:41:16.030 --> 00:41:17.250
  • with him.
  • 00:41:17.250 --> 00:41:18.150
  • This nameless, faceless
  • 00:41:18.260 --> 00:41:21.260
  • armor-bearer becomes a part of
  • 00:41:21.260 --> 00:41:23.180
  • this tipping point because he
  • 00:41:23.190 --> 00:41:26.190
  • opened his heart and his eyes to
  • 00:41:26.190 --> 00:41:28.200
  • see value in someone else, and
  • 00:41:28.270 --> 00:41:31.270
  • to follow them into the purposes
  • 00:41:31.270 --> 00:41:33.270
  • of God.
  • 00:41:33.270 --> 00:41:34.170
  • There is something powerful
  • 00:41:34.170 --> 00:41:35.220
  • about the power of right
  • 00:41:35.220 --> 00:41:38.050
  • alignment.
  • 00:41:38.050 --> 00:41:39.160
  • In fact, I believe being aligned
  • 00:41:39.160 --> 00:41:40.260
  • with the right people is the
  • 00:41:40.260 --> 00:41:42.020
  • most important thing you can do
  • 00:41:42.020 --> 00:41:43.080
  • in life.
  • 00:41:43.080 --> 00:41:44.240
  • Second to knowing Jesus, it is
  • 00:41:44.240 --> 00:41:46.160
  • the most important thing you can
  • 00:41:46.160 --> 00:41:48.120
  • do in life.
  • 00:41:48.120 --> 00:41:49.080
  • And the truth is, we don't
  • 00:41:49.080 --> 00:41:50.130
  • always get to choose our
  • 00:41:50.130 --> 00:41:51.100
  • alignments.
  • 00:41:51.100 --> 00:41:53.190
  • We don't choose the family that
  • 00:41:53.190 --> 00:41:55.090
  • we're born into, but we are
  • 00:41:55.090 --> 00:41:57.140
  • stuck with those folks for the
  • 00:41:57.140 --> 00:41:59.120
  • rest of our lives.
  • 00:41:59.120 --> 00:42:01.230
  • We are aligned with them out of
  • 00:42:01.230 --> 00:42:04.120
  • God's sovereignty, and somebody
  • 00:42:04.120 --> 00:42:05.200
  • likes their family back over in
  • 00:42:05.200 --> 00:42:07.010
  • this section, and I do too, some
  • 00:42:07.010 --> 00:42:09.080
  • of them.
  • 00:42:09.080 --> 00:42:09.280
  • And so, there's some things you
  • 00:42:10.030 --> 00:42:13.030
  • don't get to choose.
  • 00:42:13.030 --> 00:42:14.080
  • You do get to choose your
  • 00:42:14.080 --> 00:42:15.030
  • spouse.
  • 00:42:15.030 --> 00:42:16.250
  • Choose carefully, choose wisely
  • 00:42:16.250 --> 00:42:18.240
  • 'cause that's an alignment.
  • 00:42:18.240 --> 00:42:21.000
  • And out of that alignment, God
  • 00:42:21.000 --> 00:42:22.080
  • wants to give birth to unity.
  • 00:42:22.080 --> 00:42:24.020
  • And through alignment and unity,
  • 00:42:24.020 --> 00:42:26.190
  • great and powerful things can
  • 00:42:26.190 --> 00:42:27.270
  • happen in life.
  • 00:42:27.270 --> 00:42:29.260
  • We are all aligned with someone.
  • 00:42:29.260 --> 00:42:31.250
  • Are we aligned with the right
  • 00:42:31.250 --> 00:42:32.290
  • ones?
  • 00:42:32.290 --> 00:42:33.190
  • We are the one, but we need to
  • 00:42:33.190 --> 00:42:35.000
  • be the one aligned with the
  • 00:42:35.000 --> 00:42:36.180
  • right other ones.
  • 00:42:36.180 --> 00:42:37.240
  • And when we the one are aligned
  • 00:42:37.240 --> 00:42:39.190
  • with other ones, then together,
  • 00:42:39.190 --> 00:42:41.070
  • we become a kingdom collective.
  • 00:42:41.070 --> 00:42:43.090
  • It's not just about us doing
  • 00:42:43.090 --> 00:42:44.260
  • what we've been called to do
  • 00:42:44.260 --> 00:42:46.090
  • Monday through Friday.
  • 00:42:46.090 --> 00:42:47.120
  • It is about us doing what we've
  • 00:42:47.120 --> 00:42:49.160
  • been called to do corporately
  • 00:42:49.160 --> 00:42:51.050
  • and collectively to the glory of
  • 00:42:51.050 --> 00:42:53.020
  • God through building church,
  • 00:42:53.020 --> 00:42:54.190
  • through reaching people far from
  • 00:42:54.190 --> 00:42:56.060
  • God, through advancing the
  • 00:42:56.060 --> 00:42:57.180
  • kingdom of God, through
  • 00:42:57.180 --> 00:42:58.240
  • worshiping Jesus, and becoming
  • 00:42:58.240 --> 00:43:00.290
  • more like him.
  • 00:43:00.290 --> 00:43:03.160
  • Third thing I want you to see is
  • 00:43:03.160 --> 00:43:04.280
  • that we are the one when we
  • 00:43:04.280 --> 00:43:06.100
  • trust in the power of God, when
  • 00:43:06.100 --> 00:43:09.070
  • we trust in the power of God.
  • 00:43:09.070 --> 00:43:10.180
  • Jonathan charged the Philistines
  • 00:43:10.180 --> 00:43:11.290
  • in faith.
  • 00:43:11.290 --> 00:43:12.210
  • Verse 15 says: "There was panic
  • 00:43:12.210 --> 00:43:14.090
  • in the camp, in the field,
  • 00:43:14.090 --> 00:43:15.220
  • among all the people.
  • 00:43:15.220 --> 00:43:17.090
  • And the garrison and the raiders
  • 00:43:17.090 --> 00:43:18.190
  • trembled, the earth quaked."
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  • You can't make that happen.
  • 00:43:22.060 --> 00:43:25.060
  • You just can't make that happen.
  • 00:43:25.060 --> 00:43:27.120
  • But when Jonathan did what
  • 00:43:27.120 --> 00:43:29.090
  • Jonathan can do, God did what
  • 00:43:29.170 --> 00:43:32.170
  • only God can do.
  • 00:43:32.170 --> 00:43:34.140
  • I think sometimes God looks at
  • 00:43:34.140 --> 00:43:35.190
  • us and says, "You go first.
  • 00:43:35.280 --> 00:43:38.280
  • I've already told you what to
  • 00:43:38.280 --> 00:43:40.010
  • do.
  • 00:43:40.010 --> 00:43:40.210
  • I'm not gonna show you what
  • 00:43:40.210 --> 00:43:41.240
  • to do.
  • 00:43:41.240 --> 00:43:42.170
  • You go first.
  • 00:43:42.170 --> 00:43:43.190
  • You use your faith.
  • 00:43:43.190 --> 00:43:45.210
  • You step out.
  • 00:43:45.210 --> 00:43:47.030
  • You, with your hunger for
  • 00:43:47.030 --> 00:43:48.240
  • significance, with your desire
  • 00:43:48.240 --> 00:43:50.130
  • to make a difference, with your
  • 00:43:50.130 --> 00:43:51.220
  • willingness to take a radical
  • 00:43:51.220 --> 00:43:53.080
  • step of faith, you step out,
  • 00:43:53.080 --> 00:43:55.100
  • and watch what I do."
  • 00:43:55.100 --> 00:43:57.260
  • And when they did,
  • 00:43:57.260 --> 00:43:59.060
  • God moved powerfully.
  • 00:43:59.060 --> 00:44:01.090
  • The faith of one man coupled
  • 00:44:01.090 --> 00:44:03.110
  • with the power of God's Spirit
  • 00:44:03.110 --> 00:44:05.000
  • always brings about the
  • 00:44:05.000 --> 00:44:06.110
  • illogical, the inexplicable, and
  • 00:44:06.110 --> 00:44:08.170
  • the supernatural.
  • 00:44:08.170 --> 00:44:10.240
  • Now, maybe, in closing, you
  • 00:44:10.240 --> 00:44:12.200
  • would say, "Wow, that's awesome,
  • 00:44:12.200 --> 00:44:14.170
  • but what can I do?
  • 00:44:14.170 --> 00:44:16.280
  • You say I'm the one, but
  • 00:44:16.280 --> 00:44:18.040
  • what can one person do?
  • 00:44:18.040 --> 00:44:20.030
  • I feel as if I'm coming
  • 00:44:20.030 --> 00:44:21.050
  • from that deficit.
  • 00:44:21.050 --> 00:44:22.010
  • I feel as if I don't have enough
  • 00:44:22.010 --> 00:44:23.180
  • to change a life, let alone
  • 00:44:23.180 --> 00:44:25.220
  • to change the world."
  • 00:44:25.220 --> 00:44:27.170
  • The truth is,
  • 00:44:27.170 --> 00:44:28.080
  • the power of one life can make
  • 00:44:28.080 --> 00:44:30.160
  • all the difference in the world,
  • 00:44:30.160 --> 00:44:32.240
  • your life, your life.
  • 00:44:32.270 --> 00:44:35.270
  • You say, "What can I do, Terry,
  • 00:44:35.270 --> 00:44:37.080
  • in a world so vast?
  • 00:44:37.080 --> 00:44:38.110
  • What can I do in a world so
  • 00:44:38.110 --> 00:44:39.240
  • broken?
  • 00:44:39.240 --> 00:44:40.140
  • What can I do in a world that is
  • 00:44:40.140 --> 00:44:41.290
  • hurting?"
  • 00:44:41.290 --> 00:44:42.190
  • Let me tell ya, one person can
  • 00:44:42.190 --> 00:44:44.020
  • pray.
  • 00:44:44.020 --> 00:44:46.010
  • One person can serve.
  • 00:44:46.010 --> 00:44:48.100
  • One person can give.
  • 00:44:48.100 --> 00:44:50.270
  • One person can love.
  • 00:44:50.270 --> 00:44:53.070
  • One person can forgive.
  • 00:44:53.070 --> 00:44:55.160
  • One person can stand for
  • 00:44:55.160 --> 00:44:56.210
  • justice.
  • 00:44:56.210 --> 00:44:58.110
  • One person can speak truth to
  • 00:44:58.110 --> 00:44:59.220
  • power.
  • 00:44:59.220 --> 00:45:01.000
  • One person can serve as an
  • 00:45:01.000 --> 00:45:03.040
  • example.
  • 00:45:03.040 --> 00:45:04.210
  • One person can lift and empower
  • 00:45:04.210 --> 00:45:06.100
  • others.
  • 00:45:06.100 --> 00:45:07.200
  • One person can invite someone
  • 00:45:07.200 --> 00:45:09.020
  • else to church.
  • 00:45:09.020 --> 00:45:10.170
  • One person can inspire another
  • 00:45:10.170 --> 00:45:12.130
  • to live better.
  • 00:45:12.130 --> 00:45:13.260
  • One person can sacrifice
  • 00:45:13.260 --> 00:45:16.030
  • significantly to make something
  • 00:45:16.030 --> 00:45:18.080
  • happen.
  • 00:45:18.080 --> 00:45:19.130
  • One person can do what only you
  • 00:45:19.130 --> 00:45:22.110
  • can do.
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  • You are that one.
  • 00:45:23.290 --> 00:45:25.020
  • And my challenge to you this day
  • 00:45:25.020 --> 00:45:27.050
  • and this year is: let's go for
  • 00:45:27.050 --> 00:45:29.280
  • it, in Jesus' name.
  • 00:45:29.280 --> 00:45:32.090
  • Come on, get up and start
  • 00:45:32.090 --> 00:45:34.030
  • climbing.
  • 00:45:34.030 --> 00:45:36.290
  • Get up and start climbing.
  • 00:45:36.290 --> 00:45:39.120
  • I wanna challenge you this week.
  • 00:45:39.120 --> 00:45:40.220
  • Whatever it is that you feel
  • 00:45:40.220 --> 00:45:42.270
  • like is before you, whatever it
  • 00:45:42.270 --> 00:45:45.050
  • is that seems like a mountain of
  • 00:45:45.050 --> 00:45:47.240
  • despair, hopelessness, fear,
  • 00:45:47.240 --> 00:45:48.280
  • circumstances, just start
  • 00:45:48.280 --> 00:45:50.020
  • climbin'.
  • 00:45:50.020 --> 00:45:50.230
  • Just start climbin'.
  • 00:45:50.230 --> 00:45:51.290
  • If you only get over a pebble
  • 00:45:51.290 --> 00:45:53.160
  • this week, you've made progress.
  • 00:45:53.160 --> 00:45:56.150
  • If you only get lined up this
  • 00:45:56.150 --> 00:45:58.010
  • week and summon your faith, if
  • 00:45:58.010 --> 00:45:59.190
  • it takes you 6 days to just get
  • 00:45:59.190 --> 00:46:02.210
  • lined up and you show up next
  • 00:46:02.210 --> 00:46:04.170
  • weekend, at least you've started
  • 00:46:04.170 --> 00:46:06.190
  • the journey.
  • 00:46:06.190 --> 00:46:07.130
  • And once you get lined up and
  • 00:46:07.130 --> 00:46:09.030
  • you begin climbin', you'll find
  • 00:46:09.030 --> 00:46:10.270
  • that it's like working any
  • 00:46:10.270 --> 00:46:12.080
  • muscle.
  • 00:46:12.080 --> 00:46:12.280
  • Faith is a muscle.
  • 00:46:12.280 --> 00:46:14.070
  • And when you start off, it feels
  • 00:46:14.070 --> 00:46:15.200
  • weak.
  • 00:46:15.200 --> 00:46:16.100
  • It feels flabby.
  • 00:46:16.100 --> 00:46:17.000
  • But when you use it, it begins
  • 00:46:17.000 --> 00:46:18.290
  • to grow.
  • 00:46:18.290 --> 00:46:19.190
  • It becomes strong.
  • 00:46:19.190 --> 00:46:20.140
  • And then you start to realize,
  • 00:46:20.140 --> 00:46:22.090
  • "God is working on my behalf.
  • 00:46:22.090 --> 00:46:24.250
  • God is moving on my behalf.
  • 00:46:24.250 --> 00:46:26.040
  • God is changing things on my
  • 00:46:26.040 --> 00:46:27.250
  • behalf.
  • 00:46:27.250 --> 00:46:28.170
  • God is rearranging things on
  • 00:46:28.170 --> 00:46:30.030
  • my behalf.
  • 00:46:30.030 --> 00:46:30.260
  • And if God be for me, who in
  • 00:46:30.260 --> 00:46:33.000
  • the world can be against me?"
  • 00:46:33.000 --> 00:46:35.250
  • And I'll sing,
  • 00:46:39.100 --> 00:46:40.150
  • whoa, whoa.
  • 00:46:44.090 --> 00:46:47.090
  • I want nothing
  • 00:46:47.090 --> 00:46:49.180
  • but to know you and
  • 00:46:49.180 --> 00:46:52.090
  • to be with you, my God.
  • 00:46:53.000 --> 00:46:56.000
  • And I'll sing,
  • 00:46:56.000 --> 00:46:57.160
  • - Brian: Well, I'm so glad
  • 00:47:05.150 --> 00:47:06.110
  • you're with us on
  • 00:47:06.110 --> 00:47:07.060
  • the Hillsong Channel,
  • 00:47:07.060 --> 00:47:08.110
  • and I wanna ask you a question.
  • 00:47:08.110 --> 00:47:09.260
  • And the question is whether you
  • 00:47:09.260 --> 00:47:11.040
  • have a personal relationship
  • 00:47:11.040 --> 00:47:13.020
  • with Jesus, whether you've ever
  • 00:47:13.020 --> 00:47:14.230
  • made a conscious choice to ask
  • 00:47:14.230 --> 00:47:16.150
  • him into your life.
  • 00:47:16.150 --> 00:47:17.180
  • You see, the Bible says if you
  • 00:47:17.180 --> 00:47:19.160
  • ask him into your life, he will
  • 00:47:19.160 --> 00:47:20.290
  • come in and he will live in you.
  • 00:47:20.290 --> 00:47:23.090
  • You can encounter God in a
  • 00:47:23.090 --> 00:47:24.230
  • personal way.
  • 00:47:24.230 --> 00:47:26.090
  • To me, that doesn't necessarily
  • 00:47:26.090 --> 00:47:27.250
  • mean that you see him
  • 00:47:27.250 --> 00:47:28.260
  • physically, but it does mean
  • 00:47:28.260 --> 00:47:30.160
  • that something changes.
  • 00:47:30.160 --> 00:47:31.250
  • You know you invited the Lord
  • 00:47:31.250 --> 00:47:33.200
  • Jesus Christ into your life and
  • 00:47:33.200 --> 00:47:35.220
  • he did become your Lord and
  • 00:47:35.220 --> 00:47:37.180
  • Savior.
  • 00:47:37.180 --> 00:47:38.090
  • What a powerful chance that is.
  • 00:47:38.090 --> 00:47:40.200
  • So have you ever prayed that
  • 00:47:40.200 --> 00:47:41.190
  • kind of prayer?
  • 00:47:41.190 --> 00:47:42.090
  • In just a moment, I'm gonna pray
  • 00:47:42.090 --> 00:47:44.010
  • a prayer.
  • 00:47:44.010 --> 00:47:44.210
  • I'm gonna ask if you would join
  • 00:47:44.210 --> 00:47:45.280
  • me and pray along.
  • 00:47:45.280 --> 00:47:47.040
  • We're gonna pray to Jesus, and
  • 00:47:47.040 --> 00:47:48.100
  • I'll believe today is your day
  • 00:47:48.100 --> 00:47:50.120
  • where Jesus Christ comes into
  • 00:47:50.120 --> 00:47:51.240
  • your life.
  • 00:47:51.240 --> 00:47:52.140
  • Now, maybe at some point you
  • 00:47:52.140 --> 00:47:53.150
  • prayed a prayer like that,
  • 00:47:54.020 --> 00:47:57.020
  • but somewhere along the way,
  • 00:47:57.020 --> 00:47:58.180
  • you've lost your way.
  • 00:47:58.180 --> 00:47:59.230
  • And it's not as though God
  • 00:47:59.230 --> 00:48:01.010
  • moves.
  • 00:48:01.010 --> 00:48:01.210
  • He said, "I'll never leave you
  • 00:48:01.210 --> 00:48:02.170
  • nor forsake you."
  • 00:48:02.170 --> 00:48:03.250
  • I don't for one moment
  • 00:48:03.250 --> 00:48:04.240
  • think God unsaves
  • 00:48:04.240 --> 00:48:05.280
  • people, but we can be making
  • 00:48:05.280 --> 00:48:07.290
  • choices that have us living
  • 00:48:07.290 --> 00:48:09.200
  • alienated or dislocated from
  • 00:48:09.200 --> 00:48:11.100
  • the center of God's will.
  • 00:48:11.100 --> 00:48:12.230
  • So I can't think of a more
  • 00:48:12.230 --> 00:48:14.050
  • perfect time to say, "I wanna
  • 00:48:14.050 --> 00:48:15.240
  • come back to that place of
  • 00:48:15.240 --> 00:48:18.050
  • living out of my God encounter.
  • 00:48:18.050 --> 00:48:19.190
  • I wanna come back to that place
  • 00:48:19.190 --> 00:48:22.090
  • of serving Jesus and making
  • 00:48:22.090 --> 00:48:24.130
  • him Lord of my life."
  • 00:48:24.130 --> 00:48:26.090
  • This can be
  • 00:48:26.090 --> 00:48:27.000
  • your day, a brand-new day,
  • 00:48:27.000 --> 00:48:28.250
  • a brand-new chapter.
  • 00:48:28.250 --> 00:48:30.250
  • So if you're watching and you
  • 00:48:30.250 --> 00:48:32.070
  • say, "Brian, please include me
  • 00:48:32.070 --> 00:48:33.270
  • in that prayer.
  • 00:48:33.270 --> 00:48:34.260
  • I need God.
  • 00:48:34.260 --> 00:48:35.220
  • I wanna know Jesus.
  • 00:48:35.220 --> 00:48:37.050
  • I wanna get my life right and
  • 00:48:37.050 --> 00:48:38.150
  • come back to him."
  • 00:48:38.150 --> 00:48:39.240
  • If that's you, you pray this
  • 00:48:39.240 --> 00:48:41.150
  • prayer right alongside me.
  • 00:48:41.150 --> 00:48:43.010
  • We'll pray to God, and I believe
  • 00:48:43.010 --> 00:48:44.150
  • today Jesus will fill
  • 00:48:44.150 --> 00:48:46.100
  • your heart and fill your life.
  • 00:48:46.100 --> 00:48:47.280
  • Come on, let's pray:
  • 00:48:47.280 --> 00:48:50.260
  • "Dear Jesus, thank you for all
  • 00:48:50.260 --> 00:48:52.250
  • that you are and you are to me.
  • 00:48:52.250 --> 00:48:55.200
  • I recognize my need of you.
  • 00:48:55.200 --> 00:48:58.010
  • I'm gonna invite you now to come
  • 00:48:58.010 --> 00:49:00.080
  • into my life as my Lord
  • 00:49:00.080 --> 00:49:01.260
  • and Savior.
  • 00:49:01.260 --> 00:49:03.110
  • I thank you that you can change
  • 00:49:03.110 --> 00:49:05.050
  • my life.
  • 00:49:05.050 --> 00:49:06.130
  • You can break the power of sin.
  • 00:49:06.130 --> 00:49:08.010
  • You give me a brand-new
  • 00:49:08.010 --> 00:49:09.170
  • beginning and a brand-new start.
  • 00:49:09.170 --> 00:49:11.160
  • I say from this time I am
  • 00:49:11.160 --> 00:49:14.020
  • a child of God, a new creation,
  • 00:49:14.020 --> 00:49:16.180
  • a follower of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:49:16.180 --> 00:49:19.040
  • Thank you for your love
  • 00:49:19.040 --> 00:49:20.060
  • and grace.
  • 00:49:20.060 --> 00:49:20.280
  • Thank you for your
  • 00:49:20.280 --> 00:49:21.280
  • forgiveness and mercy.
  • 00:49:21.280 --> 00:49:23.180
  • Thank you I don't have
  • 00:49:23.180 --> 00:49:24.270
  • to be held by the power of
  • 00:49:24.270 --> 00:49:26.050
  • my old mistakes, failures,
  • 00:49:26.050 --> 00:49:27.180
  • sins, or past.
  • 00:49:27.180 --> 00:49:29.240
  • sins, or past.
  • 00:49:29.240 --> 00:49:34.200
  • [m
  • 00:49:34.200 --> 00:49:34.210
  • [mus
  • 00:49:34.210 --> 00:49:34.220
  • [music
  • 00:49:34.220 --> 00:49:34.230
  • [music]
  • 00:49:34.230 --> 00:49:49.170
  • [m
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  • [mus
  • 00:49:49.210 --> 00:49:49.220
  • [music
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  • 'Cause all I know is,
  • 00:50:01.180 --> 00:50:04.180
  • everything I have means
  • 00:50:04.180 --> 00:50:06.290
  • nothing, Jesus,
  • 00:50:06.290 --> 00:50:09.140
  • if you're not my one thing,
  • 00:50:09.290 --> 00:50:12.290
  • everything I need right now.
  • 00:50:14.280 --> 00:50:17.280
  • 'Cause all I want
  • 00:50:17.280 --> 00:50:20.210
  • is everything you are
  • 00:50:20.210 --> 00:50:23.190
  • and nothing, Jesus,
  • 00:50:23.190 --> 00:50:26.120
  • if you're not my one thing,
  • 00:50:26.280 --> 00:50:29.280
  • everything to me right now.
  • 00:50:31.280 --> 00:50:34.280
  • And I'll sing,
  • 00:50:34.280 --> 00:50:36.180
  • whoa, whoa.
  • 00:50:40.200 --> 00:50:43.200
  • I want nothing but to know
  • 00:50:44.150 --> 00:50:47.150
  • you and to be with you,
  • 00:50:47.200 --> 00:50:50.200
  • my God.
  • 00:50:50.200 --> 00:50:52.040
  • And I'll sing,
  • 00:50:52.040 --> 00:50:53.180
  • whoa, whoa.
  • 00:50:57.270 --> 00:51:00.290
  • And with everything
  • 00:51:00.290 --> 00:51:03.120
  • within me,
  • 00:51:03.120 --> 00:51:05.160
  • I will worship you, my God.
  • 00:51:06.040 --> 00:51:09.040
  • And I'll sing,
  • 00:51:09.040 --> 00:51:10.190
  • whoa, whoa.
  • 00:51:15.040 --> 00:51:18.040
  • I want nothing but to
  • 00:51:18.040 --> 00:51:20.240
  • know you and to be with you,
  • 00:51:21.180 --> 00:51:24.180
  • my God.
  • 00:51:24.180 --> 00:51:26.030
  • And I'll sing,
  • 00:51:26.030 --> 00:51:27.200
  • And with everything
  • 00:51:35.130 --> 00:51:37.140
  • within me,
  • 00:51:37.140 --> 00:51:39.140
  • I will worship you,
  • 00:51:39.140 --> 00:51:41.180
  • I will worship you,
  • 00:51:41.180 --> 00:51:42.180