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March 18, 2018
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Hope Generation with Ben Courson

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The Highest Form of God's Creation

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - BEN COURSON: THE FIRST OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
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  • IS THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME,
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  • AND DO NOT MAKE GRAVEN IMAGES OF ME.
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  • IN ONE OF JOHN THE APOSTLE'S LETTERS, THE
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  • LAST THING HE SAID THAT HE LEFT HIS READERS WITH
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  • WAS "LITTLE CHILDREN, KEEP YOURSELF FROM IDOLS."
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  • WHY IS NOT MAKING GRAVEN IMAGES OF GOD SO IMPORTANT?
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  • BECAUSE GOD ALREADY MADE IMAGES OF HIMSELF.
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  • THAT'S YOU AND ME.
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  • WE ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.
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  • SO WHY WOULD WE MAKE IMAGES OF GOD WHEN HE'S
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  • ALREADY CREATED IMAGES OF HIMSELF AND THAT'S US?
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  • IN TODAY'S MESSAGE, WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT HOW WE
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  • ARE THE IMAGE OF GOD IN A MESSAGE ENTITLED
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  • "THE HIGHEST FORM OF GOD'S CREATION."
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  • I'M BEN COURSON AND YOU'RE WATCHING HOPE GENERATION.
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  • THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING PHARMACEUTICAL AND
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  • PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION IN AMERICA TODAY ARE
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  • ANTI-DEPRESSANTS.
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  • THE BESTSELLING DRUG IS NOT CANNABIS, EVEN THOUGH
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  • IT'S BEEN MADE LEGAL.
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  • THE BESTSELLING DRUG IS NOT DOPAMINE, THOUGH
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  • DOPAMINE IS TRIGGERED IN OUR BRAINS WHENEVER WE
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  • LOOK AT SOCIAL MEDIA, WHICH IS WHY IT'S SO
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  • ADDICTING, BECAUSE WE LOOK AT OUR PHONE ONCE
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  • EVERY SIX MINUTES, STATISTICS TELL US.
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  • 150 TIMES A DAY WE PULL OUR PHONE OUT OF OUR
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  • POCKET TO LOOK AT IT.
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  • BUT DOPAMINE IS NOT THE BESTSELLING DRUG.
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  • THE BESTSELLING DRUG IS NOT WEED, IT'S NOT
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  • WHATEVER OTHER DRUGS THAT ARE OUT THERE, LSD.
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  • THE BESTSELLING DRUG TODAY, THE BESTSELLING
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  • PHARMACEUTICAL ARE ANTI-DEPRESSANTS.
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  • MORE THAN EVEN MEDICATION FOR PHYSICAL ILLNESSES,
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  • PEOPLE ARE GOING TO PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES
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  • TO FIND HOPE, AND THAT'S WHY ANTI-DEPRESSANTS ARE
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  • THE BESTSELLING DRUG.
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  • NOW, I'M NOT SAYING ANTI-DEPRESSANTS ARE
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  • WRONG BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION, BUT WHAT
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  • I'M SAYING IS WE ARE LIVING IN A HOPELESS NATION.
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  • WE WERE BUILT AS A COUNTRY UPON LIFE, LIBERTY AND
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  • THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, AND YET WE'RE STRESSED,
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  • WE'RE DEPRESSED AND WE'RE DISTRESSED.
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  • THAT'S WHY OUR GENERATION NEEDS TO LEARN THAT THERE
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  • IS HOPE, AND THIS IS WHAT I'M FINDING, THAT WHEN
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  • PAUL SAID OUR LORD IS THE GOD OF HOPE, WHEN DAVID
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  • SAID DELIGHT YOURSELF ALSO IN THE LORD AND HE
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  • WILL GIVE YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART, GOD DIDN'T
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  • PUT YOUR DESIRES IN YOUR HEART TO FRUSTRATE YOU
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  • AS YOU DELIGHT IN HIM.
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  • HE PUT THOSE DESIRES IN YOUR HEART TO FULFILL
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  • YOU, AND THE MOMENT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT, THAT OLD
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  • MEN, ACTS AND JOEL SAY RESPECTIVELY, WILL DREAM
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  • DREAMS, AND YOUNG MEN WILL SEE VISIONS, AND THE
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  • PROVERBS SAY THE DESIRE OF THE RIGHTEOUS WILL BE
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  • GRANTED, AND WE ARE PERFECTLY RIGHTEOUS IN
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  • HIS SIGHT, AS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY GHOST, WE
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  • CAN'T GET ANY CLOSER TO HIM WHEN HE ALREADY LIVES
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  • INSIDE OF US, SUDDENLY AS HE BECOMES OUR DELIGHT,
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  • WE KNOW THE MEANING OF LIFE, AS SAM STORMS SAID,
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  • IS TO ENJOY THE JOY OF BEING ENJOYED BY GOD!
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  • THAT'S IT.
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  • IS THIS THE FROZEN CHOSEN OR WOULD SOMEBODY SAY AMEN.
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  • WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE SAY CHURCH.
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  • - CONGREGATION: CHURCH!
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  • - ENJOY THE JOY OF BEING ENJOYED BY GOD.
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  • I NEED TO TELL YOU, WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT GOD IS
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  • THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT YOU, AND HOW YOU
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  • PERCEIVE GOD DICTATES HOW YOU RECEIVE FROM GOD.
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  • AND IF YOU THINK GOD IS AN ANGRY LANDLORD JUDGING
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  • YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE PLAYING YOUR MUSIC TOO
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  • LOUD HERE ON PLANET EARTH, AS A TENANT YOU'RE A BAD
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  • STEWARD, SO HE WANTS TO TORTURE YOU AND TRIPLE
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  • PREDESTINE YOU TO HELL, THEN YOU'RE GONNA BE A
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  • VERY ANGRY, JUDGMENTAL, BITTER PERSON.
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  • BUT IF YOU UNDERSTAND THAT OUR LORD IS THE GOD
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  • OF LOVE, 1 JOHN 4:8 AND 16; IS THE GOD OF
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  • HUPOMONE ENDURANCE, ROMANS 15:3 AND 4; IS THE
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  • GOD OF HOPE, ROMANS 15:13, THEN SUDDENLY YOU
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  • BECOME A LOVING PERSON, YOU BECOME A JOYFUL
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  • PERSON, YOU BECOME AN ENDURING PERSON BECAUSE
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  • YOU IMAGE WHATEVER GOD YOU SERVE.
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  • AND WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS WHO GOD IS,
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  • HOW YOU PERCEIVE HIM DICTATES HOW YOU RECEIVE
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  • FROM HIM, AND YOU WILL MIRROR YOUR PERCEPTION OF
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  • HIM IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE.
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  • THAT'S WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT WE
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  • UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE
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  • OF THE GOD OF HOPE.
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  • THAT'S WHY THE FIRST COMMANDMENT IN THE TEN
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  • COMMANDMENTS IS "THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GOD
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  • BEFORE ME", AND THE LAST THING THE APOSTLE JOHN
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  • SAID IN ONE OF HIS LETTERS IS LITTLE
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  • CHILDREN, THIS IS THE LAST THING HE SAID,
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  • "KEEP YOURSELVES FROM IDOLS".
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  • THE FIRST COMMANDMENT IS DO NOT MAKE ANY
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  • GRAVEN IMAGES OF GOD.
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  • GOD SAYS I DON'T WANT YOU ESSENTIALLY TO MAKE
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  • GRAVEN IMAGES OF ME BECAUSE I'VE ALREADY MADE
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  • IMAGES OF MYSELF, AND THAT'S YOU AND ME.
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  • COME ON, MAN!
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  • SOMETHING, CAM, YOU TOLD ME THAT STUCK WITH ME.
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  • WHEN WE SEE A HUMAN WALKING A DOG,
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  • WE'RE LIKE "OH, A PUPPY!"
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  • GOD SEES A HUMAN WALKING A DOG AND HE'S LIKE
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  • "OH, A HUMAN!"
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • WE ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.
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  • MY HEART FOR US IS THAT WE UNDERSTAND WE ARE THE
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  • HIGHEST FORM OF GOD'S CREATION.
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  • LIKE WHAT AN AMAZING THOUGHT.
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  • LISTEN, SO OFTEN WE THINK OF THE CROSS AS JUST A
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  • REVELATION OF OUR SIN, BUT REALLY WE FORGET THAT
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  • THE REALITY IS THE CROSS IS FIRST AND FOREMOST AN
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  • EXPOSURE OF OUR WORTH.
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  • IF SOMEBODY DIES FOR ME, THAT SHOWS ME
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  • HOW WORTH IT I AM TO THEM.
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  • GOD SAYS THIS IS AN EXPOSURE OF YOUR WORTH.
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  • I THINK YOU'RE WORTH IT.
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  • WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, YOU'RE LIKE I'M
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  • THE IMAGE OF GOD, AND HE ESTEEMS ME SO HIGHLY
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  • THAT HE THINKS I'M WORTH DYING FOR.
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  • IT'S NOT JUST A REVELATION OF YOUR SIN,
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  • IT'S AN EXPOSURE OF YOUR WORTH.
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  • AND MY HEART FOR YOU IS THAT YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND
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  • YOU'RE THE HIGHEST FORM OF GOD'S CREATION, AND
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  • THE GOD OF HOPE MADE YOU THAT WAY, SO HOW CAN YOU
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  • NOT BE THE MOST JOYFUL HOPEFUL PEOPLE EVER?
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  • SOMETIMES I GET ACCUSED OF BEING IMMATURE.
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  • I DON'T BLAME PEOPLE FOR SAYING THAT.
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  • BUT I WOULD RATHER BE ACCUSED OF BEING IMMATURE
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  • AND BEING LIKE A LITTLE CHILD, WHICH JESUS SAID
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  • IS TRUE GREATNESS, THAN BEING QUOTE-UNQUOTE
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  • MATURE AND SOBER AND JUST LIKE REALLY SOMBER,
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  • HOLIER-THAN-THOU, AND MISS THE KINGDOM ALL TOGETHER.
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  • - ATTENDEE: YEAH!
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  • - THAT WAS THE BEST RESPONSE EVER!
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  • AND SO MY HEART FOR US IS THAT WE WOULD GET THIS.
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  • LISTEN, AS CHILDREN OF GOD, THE BIBLE DOES NOT
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  • CALL YOU A MAN OF GOD.
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  • SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE LIKE "LOOK AT THAT MAN OF GOD,
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  • HE'S SO RIGHTEOUS."
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  • "LOOK AT THAT MAN OF GOD, LISTEN TO HOW HE PREACHES."
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  • "LOOK AT THAT WOMAN OF GOD, SHE IS A PRAYER
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  • WARRIOR IN HER CLOSET."
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  • BUT THE BIBLE DOESN'T EMPHASIZE US AS MEN OF
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  • GOD OR WOMEN OF GOD.
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  • IT ALWAYS CALLS US CHILDREN OF GOD. CHILDREN.
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  • WALK AS DEAR CHILDREN IMITATING GOD,
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  • PAUL TOLD THE EPHESIANS.
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  • WE'RE CALLED CHILDREN, NOT MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD.
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  • WE'RE CALLED CHILDREN OF GOD BECAUSE
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  • WE'RE NOT IN CONTROL.
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  • GOD IS ABBA FATHER, SO WHY WOULD THE GREAT PILOT
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  • PACE THE DECK WHEN THE CAPTAIN IS
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  • BEHIND THE WHEEL.
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  • AND KNOWING THAT GOD IS BEHIND THE WHEEL, KNOWING
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  • THAT HE IS UNFOLDING THE UNIVERSE AS IT SHOULD,
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  • KNOWING HE'S NOT PACING THE HEAVENLY DECK SAYING
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  • "I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS IS ALL GONNA TURN OUT",
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  • BUT HE'S TOTALLY SEATED ON THE THRONE.
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  • HE'S NOT PACING THE THRONE.
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  • IT NEVER SAYS THAT.
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  • HE'S SEATED AT THE THRONE BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT THE
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  • UNIVERSE IS UNFOLDING AS IT SHOULD, THAT ALL
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  • THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD.
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  • NOW, HERE'S WHAT'S CRAZY.
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  • COMING OUT HERE, I SAW THE NUTTIEST SUNSET.
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  • IT WAS LIKE SAFFRON BURSTS OF STRAWBERRY RED
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  • POPPING AGAINST THE INKY DARKNESS OF INTERSTELLAR
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  • SPACE, AND I'M LIKE THE AESTHETICAL SENSIBILITIES
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  • OF THE ARTIST ARE ABSOLUTELY UNRIVALED.
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  • THIS TOUR DE FORCE, PIECE DE RESISTANCE AND MAGNUM
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  • OPUS IS NEXT LEVEL.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • BASICALLY I'M JUST TRYING TO SAY THE SUNSET
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  • WAS REALLY PRETTY. [LAUGHTER]
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  • BUT I LOOK AT THIS SUNSET I'M LIKE, WELL GOD, THIS
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  • HAS GOT TO BE THE BEST THING YOU'VE EVER MADE!
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  • AND GOD'S LIKE NO, IT'S NOT.
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  • SO THEN I GO TO MILL CREEK FALLS, AND I SEE
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  • THESE WATERFALLS AS WE'RE WRITING SONGS ABOUT
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  • LARRY ENTICER, MAXIMUM SENDING, FRUIT SNACKS
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  • AND MICHAEL W. SMITH,
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  • AND I'M LOOKING AT THESE WATERFALLS, AND I'M
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  • LIKE THESE WATERFALLS, THIS IS THE BEST THING
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  • GOD MADE! AND GOD'S LIKE NO, IT ISN'T.
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  • I GO TO THE REDWOOD FOREST, AND I WALK AMONG
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  • THESE GIANT TREES, AND THE BIBLE SAYS THE TREES
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  • OF THE FIELD WILL CLAP THEIR HANDS, AND I THINK,
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  • SURELY, THESE ARE THE BIGGEST TREES DISCOVERED
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  • THUS FAR IN THE UNIVERSE, GEOLOGISTS TELL US, SO
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  • THIS MUST BE THE BEST THING GOD'S MADE, AND GOD
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  • SAYS THAT'S NOT THE BEST THING I MADE.
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  • THE HIGHEST FORM OF MY CREATION ARE YOU FELLOW
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  • FEATHERLESS BIPEDS WHO HANG FUZZY DICE FROM YOUR
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  • MIRROR AND FIGURED OUT HOW TO BUILD FIRES AND
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  • PLAY EDM IN YOUR CAR.
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  • YOU'RE THE BEST THING I EVER MADE.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • HE DIDN'T SAY OF THE SUNSET, THAT'S MY IMAGE.
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  • HE DIDN'T SAY OF THE REDWOODS, THOSE ARE MY
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  • IMAGE. HE DIDN'T SAY OF THE WATERFALLS,
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  • THAT REPRESENTS ME.
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  • HE SAYS YOU, ADAM AND EVE, MAN AND WOMAN,
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  • YOU WERE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.
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  • WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE SAY CHURCH.
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  • - CONGREGATION: CHURCH.
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  • - WHICH MEANS KNOWING THAT WE IMAGE THE GOD OF
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  • HOPE, WE SHOULD BE THE MOST HOPEFUL PEOPLE EVER.
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  • LOOK AT THIS TEXT PLEASE IN HEBREWS CHAPTER 6
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  • TONIGHT, VERSE 19.
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  • NOW, THE MINISTRY THAT I KIND OF RUN, HOPE
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  • GENERATION, ITS SYMBOL IS AN ANCHOR.
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  • LET ME SAY SOMETHING REALLY QUICK ABOUT HOPE
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  • GENERATION THAT NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW.
  • 00:10:08.170 --> 00:10:10.200
  • HOPE GENERATION IS A PUN.
  • 00:10:10.230 --> 00:10:13.090
  • NOBODY EVER REALIZES IT'S A PUN.
  • 00:10:13.120 --> 00:10:15.090
  • SO WE WANT TO CREATE A GENERATION OF HOPE AS A
  • 00:10:15.120 --> 00:10:17.240
  • WHOLE, BUT IT'S MORE INDIVIDUAL THAN THAT.
  • 00:10:17.270 --> 00:10:20.000
  • WE WANT TO GENERATE HOPE.
  • 00:10:20.030 --> 00:10:22.020
  • GENERATION CAN ALSO MEAN CREATION.
  • 00:10:22.050 --> 00:10:23.270
  • SO EVERY TIME YOU TAKE IN THIS CONTENT, IT SHOULD
  • 00:10:24.000 --> 00:10:26.100
  • BE A HOPE GENERATION, IT SHOULD BE A GENERATION OF
  • 00:10:26.130 --> 00:10:29.260
  • HOPE, A CREATION OF HOPE IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:10:29.290 --> 00:10:31.150
  • IT SHOULD GENERATE HOPE.
  • 00:10:31.180 --> 00:10:33.030
  • SO WE'RE HOPE GENERATORS.
  • 00:10:33.060 --> 00:10:34.200
  • BUT THE SYMBOL OF HOPE GENERATION IS A LITTLE
  • 00:10:34.230 --> 00:10:36.230
  • ANCHOR, AND THE REASON IT'S AN ANCHOR IS
  • 00:10:36.260 --> 00:10:39.020
  • BECAUSE OF THIS VERSE.
  • 00:10:39.050 --> 00:10:40.160
  • SO THIS VERSE IS REALLY THE BEDROCK OF THE
  • 00:10:40.190 --> 00:10:43.080
  • MINISTRY THAT I KNOW GOD'S CALLED ME TO, AND
  • 00:10:43.110 --> 00:10:45.150
  • IT'S REALLY ON MY HEART TO SHARE WITH YOU.
  • 00:10:45.180 --> 00:10:47.250
  • IT'S INTERESTING THAT ANCHORS HAVE BECOME
  • 00:10:47.280 --> 00:10:49.160
  • REALLY EN VOGUE.
  • 00:10:49.190 --> 00:10:51.010
  • A FEW YEARS AGO, A LOT OF HIPSTERS STARTED GETTING
  • 00:10:51.040 --> 00:10:52.260
  • INK OF ANCHORS ON THEIR BODIES, AND THIS IS WHERE
  • 00:10:52.290 --> 00:10:57.120
  • THIS ANCHOR SYMBOL COMES FROM. TAKE A LOOK.
  • 00:10:57.150 --> 00:11:01.000
  • HEBREWS 6:19 SAYS, THIS HOPE WE HAVE AS AN--
  • 00:11:01.030 --> 00:11:07.230
  • SAY IT OUT LOUD, ANCHOR OF THE SOUL, BOTH SURE AND
  • 00:11:07.260 --> 00:11:13.180
  • STEADFAST AND WHICH ENTERS THE PRESENCE
  • 00:11:13.210 --> 00:11:16.060
  • BEHIND THE VEIL.
  • 00:11:16.090 --> 00:11:19.030
  • THIS HOPE WE HAVE IS AN ANCHOR OF THE SOUL BOTH--
  • 00:11:19.060 --> 00:11:21.090
  • EVERYBODY SAY SURE...
  • 00:11:21.120 --> 00:11:23.050
  • THAT WAS HORRIBLE. LET'S TRY AGAIN.
  • 00:11:23.080 --> 00:11:25.140
  • EVERYBODY SAY SURE...
  • 00:11:25.170 --> 00:11:27.200
  • EVERYBODY SAY STEADFAST...
  • 00:11:27.230 --> 00:11:30.010
  • WHICH ENTERS THE PRESENCE BEHIND THE VEIL.
  • 00:11:30.040 --> 00:11:33.130
  • SO THIS HOPE WE HAVE AS AN ANCHOR FOR THE SOUL
  • 00:11:33.160 --> 00:11:36.240
  • WHICH IS, LOOK AT THIS HOPE, IT IS SURE AND
  • 00:11:36.270 --> 00:11:40.010
  • STEADFAST. THAT IS THE BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF HOPE.
  • 00:11:40.040 --> 00:11:43.230
  • I CONSTANTLY RUN INTO THIS LINGUA FRANCA
  • 00:11:43.260 --> 00:11:46.200
  • RHETORIC SEMANTIC SYNTAX PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE WHEN
  • 00:11:46.230 --> 00:11:49.210
  • I TALK ABOUT HOPE BECAUSE THEY THINK OF THE WORD
  • 00:11:49.240 --> 00:11:52.140
  • HOPE HOW MOST PEOPLE USE IT TODAY.
  • 00:11:52.170 --> 00:11:55.030
  • I HOPE SELENA GOMEZ ASKS ME ON A DATE,
  • 00:11:55.060 --> 00:11:58.100
  • BUT THAT'S A HAIL MARY.
  • 00:11:58.130 --> 00:12:00.290
  • I HOPE THAT I WIN THE LOTTERY, BUT CHANCES ARE
  • 00:12:01.020 --> 00:12:05.150
  • VERY UNLIKELY THAT'S GONNA HAPPEN.
  • 00:12:05.180 --> 00:12:07.280
  • I HOPE, I HOPE THAT I CAN USE SPY GATE TO KNOW THE
  • 00:12:08.010 --> 00:12:12.190
  • OTHER TEAM'S PLAYS AND DEFLATE MY FOOTBALLS TO
  • 00:12:12.220 --> 00:12:14.210
  • WIN THE SUPER BOWL.
  • 00:12:14.240 --> 00:12:17.110
  • THERE'S NO GUARANTEE THAT THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:12:17.140 --> 00:12:22.220
  • AND THE WAY WE USE THE WORD HOPE, IT'S
  • 00:12:22.250 --> 00:12:24.010
  • JUST THIS AIRY-FAIRY, WISHY-WASHY, HUNKY-DORY,
  • 00:12:24.040 --> 00:12:26.010
  • PIE-IN-THE-SKY, A-OKAY, WE HOPE GOLLY GOODNESS,
  • 00:12:26.040 --> 00:12:31.260
  • I HOPE. BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT THE
  • 00:12:31.290 --> 00:12:34.150
  • BIBLICAL WORD FOR HOPE IS.
  • 00:12:34.180 --> 00:12:35.280
  • WHAT IS PAUL OR WHOEVER WROTE THIS BOOK, WE'RE
  • 00:12:36.010 --> 00:12:37.180
  • NOT SURE, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A FEMALE FOR ALL WE
  • 00:12:37.210 --> 00:12:39.100
  • KNOW. WHAT DOES HE OR SHE TELL US?
  • 00:12:39.130 --> 00:12:41.250
  • WHETHER IT'S APOLLOS OR PAUL OR SOMEBODY ELSE,
  • 00:12:41.280 --> 00:12:44.060
  • PEOPLE DEBATE. LOOK AT THIS.
  • 00:12:44.090 --> 00:12:45.200
  • HE SAYS THIS HOPE WE HAVE AS AN ANCHOR FOR THE SOUL
  • 00:12:45.230 --> 00:12:48.060
  • BOTH SURE AND STEADFAST, MEANING HOPE IS LIKE I'M
  • 00:12:48.090 --> 00:12:51.140
  • ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THIS IS GONNA HAPPEN.
  • 00:12:51.170 --> 00:12:54.180
  • I AM ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN.
  • 00:12:54.210 --> 00:12:56.280
  • I LIKE TO SAY THE BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF
  • 00:12:57.010 --> 00:12:58.230
  • HOPE IS THE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE
  • 00:12:58.260 --> 00:13:01.110
  • SAVING ACTS OF GOD PREDICATED UPON THE
  • 00:13:01.140 --> 00:13:03.170
  • FOUNDATION OF THE SALVATION THAT GOD HAS
  • 00:13:03.200 --> 00:13:06.210
  • ALREADY WROUGHT IN THE PAST.
  • 00:13:06.240 --> 00:13:08.070
  • HOPE IS NOT HYPE.
  • 00:13:08.100 --> 00:13:09.200
  • IT'S BASED ON THE FACTS THAT GOD'S NEVER FAILED
  • 00:13:09.230 --> 00:13:12.020
  • ANYONE, AND HE AIN'T GONNA START WITH ME.
  • 00:13:12.050 --> 00:13:14.090
  • IF GOD'S BEEN FAITHFUL IN THE PAST, IT IS ONLY
  • 00:13:14.120 --> 00:13:16.110
  • A PRIORI LOGICAL TO ASSUME THAT I SHOULD BE
  • 00:13:16.140 --> 00:13:19.240
  • FAITH FILLED ABOUT THE FUTURE AND FULFILLED
  • 00:13:19.270 --> 00:13:21.230
  • TODAY BECAUSE GOD'S NEVER FAILED ANYONE,
  • 00:13:21.260 --> 00:13:23.260
  • AND HE AIN'T GONNA START WITH ME.
  • 00:13:23.290 --> 00:13:25.170
  • SO IT'S ACTUALLY ABSURD, INANE AND INSANE TO NOT
  • 00:13:25.200 --> 00:13:29.010
  • HAVE HOPE BECAUSE I'M SAYING BASED ON ALL THE
  • 00:13:29.040 --> 00:13:31.100
  • PAST EVIDENCE THAT GOD'S NOT GONNA COME
  • 00:13:31.130 --> 00:13:33.000
  • THROUGH IN THE FUTURE.
  • 00:13:33.030 --> 00:13:34.200
  • - ATTENDEE: YEAH!
  • 00:13:34.230 --> 00:13:36.240
  • - SO WHAT WE SAY IS HOPE IS AN ANCHOR.
  • 00:13:36.270 --> 00:13:39.150
  • IT'S NOT JUST A FLUFFY BALLOON, PIE-IN-THE-SKY,
  • 00:13:39.180 --> 00:13:42.080
  • WISHY-WASHY FLOATY, WHATEVER.
  • 00:13:42.110 --> 00:13:45.280
  • HOPE IS AN ANCHOR WHEN YOU'RE GOING THROUGH THE
  • 00:13:46.010 --> 00:13:48.210
  • STORM, AND WE GO THROUGH STORMS.
  • 00:13:48.240 --> 00:13:51.200
  • AND THE WAVES AND BILLOWS TOSS YOU TO AND FRO,
  • 00:13:51.230 --> 00:13:54.030
  • HOPE IS SURE AND IT IS STEADFAST.
  • 00:13:54.060 --> 00:13:57.090
  • HOPE IS AN ANCHOR IN YOUR STORM.
  • 00:13:57.120 --> 00:14:00.020
  • THE GOD OF HOPE.
  • 00:14:00.050 --> 00:14:02.200
  • THE THING IS I'VE BEEN SHARING ABOUT THIS
  • 00:14:02.230 --> 00:14:05.220
  • MESSAGE OF HOPE BEFORE A LOT OF THE THINGS I WENT
  • 00:14:05.250 --> 00:14:08.030
  • THROUGH. IT WAS OVER A YEAR AGO NOW.
  • 00:14:08.060 --> 00:14:12.250
  • OVER A YEAR AGO I WENT THROUGH THE GREATEST
  • 00:14:12.280 --> 00:14:14.090
  • HEARTBREAK OF MY LIFE.
  • 00:14:14.120 --> 00:14:16.090
  • MY MESSAGE DIDN'T CHANGE, NOT BECAUSE I'M A SURE
  • 00:14:16.120 --> 00:14:22.060
  • AND STEADFAST PERSON. I'M NOT.
  • 00:14:22.090 --> 00:14:25.200
  • BUT BECAUSE MY HOPE IS SURE AND STEADFAST.
  • 00:14:25.230 --> 00:14:31.030
  • AND I'VE GONE THROUGH STORMS, YOU HAVE TOO.
  • 00:14:31.060 --> 00:14:33.010
  • I'M JUST SAYING WE ALL ARE IN THIS TOGETHER.
  • 00:14:33.040 --> 00:14:36.050
  • THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN THE DISCIPLES WHERE IN A
  • 00:14:36.080 --> 00:14:37.170
  • STORM THAT THERE WERE OTHER LITTLE SHIPS TOO,
  • 00:14:37.200 --> 00:14:40.290
  • AND THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE GOING THROUGH HARD
  • 00:14:41.020 --> 00:14:42.280
  • BATTLES THAT NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT.
  • 00:14:43.010 --> 00:14:45.180
  • BUT THIS HOPE WE HAVE IS AN ANCHOR.
  • 00:14:45.210 --> 00:14:47.070
  • IT'S SURE AND STEADFAST.
  • 00:14:47.100 --> 00:14:48.220
  • OUR MESSAGE DOESN'T CHANGE BASED ON
  • 00:14:48.250 --> 00:14:50.030
  • WHAT WE GO THROUGH.
  • 00:14:50.060 --> 00:14:52.290
  • IT IS SURE AND STEADFAST.
  • 00:14:53.020 --> 00:14:54.250
  • HE'S THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER, SO
  • 00:14:54.280 --> 00:14:56.240
  • BECAUSE IT'S SURE AND STEADFAST, I'M GONNA BE
  • 00:14:56.270 --> 00:14:58.100
  • POSITIVE OF THE GOODNESS OF GOD.
  • 00:14:58.130 --> 00:14:59.280
  • THINK LIKE A PROTON AND BE POSITIVE OF THE
  • 00:15:00.030 --> 00:15:03.220
  • GOODNESS OF GOD BECAUSE LIFE IS LIKE PHOTOGRAPHY,
  • 00:15:03.250 --> 00:15:06.070
  • WE DEVELOP FROM THE NEGATIVES. COME ON!
  • 00:15:06.100 --> 00:15:09.180
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:15:09.210 --> 00:15:10.210
  • WE KNOW THAT GOD WORKS ALL THINGS TOGETHER FOR
  • 00:15:10.240 --> 00:15:13.040
  • THE GOOD, THAT WHAT THE ENEMY INTENDS FOR EVIL,
  • 00:15:13.070 --> 00:15:14.280
  • GOD REDEEMS FOR THE GOOD.
  • 00:15:15.010 --> 00:15:16.280
  • THIS HOPE, THIS HOPE, THIS HOPE WE HAVE AS AN
  • 00:15:17.010 --> 00:15:19.170
  • ANCHOR FOR THE SOUL BOTH SURE AN STEADFAST.
  • 00:15:19.200 --> 00:15:21.190
  • LISTEN TO THIS, ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS PEOPLE
  • 00:15:21.220 --> 00:15:23.230
  • DON'T HAVE HOPE AND ANTI-DEPRESSANTS ARE
  • 00:15:23.260 --> 00:15:25.120
  • THE BESTSELLING PHARMACEUTICAL
  • 00:15:25.150 --> 00:15:27.280
  • PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION TODAY IS BECAUSE
  • 00:15:28.010 --> 00:15:29.290
  • PEOPLE, LISTEN. PEOPLE, DON'T MISS THIS.
  • 00:15:30.020 --> 00:15:32.200
  • PEOPLE, DO I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION,
  • 00:15:32.230 --> 00:15:34.290
  • PEOPLE, LISTEN UP, ARE LACKING PURPOSE.
  • 00:15:35.020 --> 00:15:42.090
  • AND A LOT OF PEOPLE TRY TO FIND MEANING
  • 00:15:42.120 --> 00:15:46.090
  • IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES.
  • 00:15:46.120 --> 00:15:48.170
  • LISTEN TO THE WORD MEANING. READY?
  • 00:15:48.200 --> 00:15:50.250
  • WHAT IS THE WORD MEANING? WHAT'S THE ROOT WORD?
  • 00:15:50.280 --> 00:15:52.240
  • MEAN. MEANS.
  • 00:15:52.270 --> 00:15:55.050
  • IF YOUR PURPOSE IS THE END IS MYSELF, EVERYBODY
  • 00:15:55.080 --> 00:16:01.130
  • AROUND ME IS A MEANS TO AN END.
  • 00:16:01.160 --> 00:16:03.080
  • I'M GONNA STEP ON THEM. THE END IS MYSELF.
  • 00:16:03.110 --> 00:16:06.210
  • SELFISH AMBITION, THAT'S GONNA DESTROY YOU.
  • 00:16:06.240 --> 00:16:09.000
  • BUT IF YOU'RE WILLING TO SAY I AM GOING TO BE A
  • 00:16:09.030 --> 00:16:11.020
  • MEANS TO AN END, THAT'S WHAT MEANING IS.
  • 00:16:11.050 --> 00:16:14.040
  • THE WORD MEANING, LITERALLY THE ROOT IS MEANS.
  • 00:16:14.070 --> 00:16:17.150
  • YOU'RE SAYING I'M WILLING TO BECOME A MEANS TO AN
  • 00:16:17.180 --> 00:16:20.120
  • END FOR SOMETHING GREATER THAN ME.
  • 00:16:20.150 --> 00:16:24.210
  • AND FOR ME, WHEN I FOLLOWED MY SELFISH
  • 00:16:24.240 --> 00:16:26.100
  • AMBITION IN THE PAST, IT MAKES ME REALLY DEPRESSED.
  • 00:16:26.130 --> 00:16:28.240
  • THAT'S WHY JIM CARREY, FOR EXAMPLE, SAID I WISH
  • 00:16:28.270 --> 00:16:30.250
  • EVERYBODY COULD BE RICH AND FAMOUS AND HAVE
  • 00:16:30.280 --> 00:16:33.060
  • EVERYTHING THEY EVER DREAMED SO THEY'D SEE
  • 00:16:33.090 --> 00:16:34.210
  • IT'S THE ANSWER TO NOTHING.
  • 00:16:34.240 --> 00:16:36.190
  • THAT'S WHY SHIA LABEOUF SAID WHEN HE WAS AT THE
  • 00:16:36.220 --> 00:16:39.070
  • TOP OF HIS GAME, WHEN HE WAS STEVEN SPIELBERG'S
  • 00:16:39.100 --> 00:16:41.130
  • POSTER CHILD, WHEN HE HAD THAT X-FACTOR, THAT IT
  • 00:16:41.160 --> 00:16:43.290
  • FACTOR, THAT UNRIVALED CHARISMA, AND HE'S MAKING
  • 00:16:44.020 --> 00:16:46.240
  • BLOCKBUSTER AFTER BLOCKBUSTER, AND HE
  • 00:16:46.270 --> 00:16:48.130
  • BECAME THE BIGGEST BUDGETING BOX OFFICE
  • 00:16:48.160 --> 00:16:50.290
  • ACTOR IN HIS 20S IN HOLLYWOOD OF HIS
  • 00:16:51.020 --> 00:16:53.010
  • GENERATION, SHIA LABEOUF DID AN INTERVIEW AT THE
  • 00:16:53.040 --> 00:16:55.270
  • TOP OF HIS GAME WITH PARADE MAGAZINE AND SAID
  • 00:16:56.000 --> 00:16:58.230
  • "I DO NOT KNOW WHY I'M AN ALCOHOLIC," AND HE
  • 00:16:58.260 --> 00:17:01.270
  • LITERALLY SAID THIS, "I HAVE A GOD-SIZED HOLE
  • 00:17:02.000 --> 00:17:04.120
  • THAT NOTHING FILLS."
  • 00:17:04.150 --> 00:17:06.160
  • WHY DID TOM BRADY MARRY GISELE, WIN THREE SUPER
  • 00:17:06.190 --> 00:17:09.070
  • BOWLS, MAKE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND WENT ON
  • 00:17:09.100 --> 00:17:11.170
  • 60 MINUTES AND SAID "IS THIS IT?"
  • 00:17:11.200 --> 00:17:15.270
  • WHY DID CHRIS MARTIN, THE LEAD SINGER OF COLDPLAY,
  • 00:17:16.000 --> 00:17:18.060
  • THE BIGGEST BAND IN THE WORLD, SELL TENS OF MILLIONS
  • 00:17:18.090 --> 00:17:20.000
  • OF RECORDS AND IN ONE OF HIS LATER RECORDS, VIVA LA
  • 00:17:20.030 --> 00:17:22.240
  • VIDA, WRITE A SONG "TIME IS SO SHORT AND
  • 00:17:22.270 --> 00:17:24.270
  • I'M SURE THERE MUST BE SOMETHING MORE."
  • 00:17:25.000 --> 00:17:28.280
  • WHY DID SOLOMON, WHO HAD SO MUCH GOLD,
  • 00:17:29.010 --> 00:17:31.000
  • THE BIBLE SAYS.
  • 00:17:31.030 --> 00:17:32.190
  • GOLD AND SILVER WERE AS PLENTIFUL AS STONES, SO
  • 00:17:32.220 --> 00:17:36.020
  • PEOPLE WERE EVIDENTLY JUST TOSSING OUT GOLD
  • 00:17:36.050 --> 00:17:37.260
  • LIKE IT WAS STONES.
  • 00:17:37.290 --> 00:17:39.050
  • THERE WAS JUST SO MUCH GOLD.
  • 00:17:39.080 --> 00:17:40.260
  • HE HAD A THOUSAND WIVES AND CONCUBINES.
  • 00:17:40.290 --> 00:17:43.070
  • I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S A BLESSING OR A CURSE.
  • 00:17:43.100 --> 00:17:45.220
  • HE MULTIPLIED HORSES.
  • 00:17:45.250 --> 00:17:50.220
  • HE HAD MILITARY MIGHT. HE HAD PEACE.
  • 00:17:50.250 --> 00:17:52.210
  • HE WAS THE MOST POWERFUL EMPEROR OF THE MOST
  • 00:17:52.240 --> 00:17:54.260
  • POWERFUL KINGDOM OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:17:54.290 --> 00:17:56.120
  • NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:17:56.150 --> 00:17:57.170
  • AND THIS IS HOW HE OPENED UP ECCLESIASTICS:
  • 00:17:57.200 --> 00:17:59.180
  • MEANINGLESS, MEANINGLESS, SAITH THE PREACHER,
  • 00:17:59.210 --> 00:18:02.020
  • EVERYTHING IS MEANINGLESS!
  • 00:18:02.050 --> 00:18:04.220
  • BECAUSE IF YOUR GOAL IS JUST THE END IS MYSELF
  • 00:18:04.250 --> 00:18:09.060
  • AND MY OWN PLEASURE, YOU CAN GET TO THE TOP, AND
  • 00:18:09.090 --> 00:18:11.150
  • IT'S GONNA BE A VERY LONELY MOUNTAIN.
  • 00:18:11.180 --> 00:18:14.100
  • OR YOU CAN SAY I AM NOT THE END ITSELF.
  • 00:18:14.130 --> 00:18:17.080
  • I FIND MEANING IN BEING THE MEANS TO AN END,
  • 00:18:17.110 --> 00:18:20.180
  • WHICH IS TO BRING OTHER PEOPLE TO THE GOD OF HOPE.
  • 00:18:20.210 --> 00:18:23.240
  • WHEN YOU CAN THROW YOURSELF INTO SOMETHING
  • 00:18:23.270 --> 00:18:25.100
  • SO MUCH BIGGER, I AM THE MEANS TO AN END, I AM THE
  • 00:18:25.130 --> 00:18:27.260
  • NET THAT HE CASTS OUT TO BE A FISHER OF MEN, THEN
  • 00:18:27.290 --> 00:18:30.130
  • SUDDENLY WHEN YOUR GOAL IS YOU USE YOUR GIFTS,
  • 00:18:30.160 --> 00:18:33.230
  • WHEN YOU USE YOUR TALENTS, WHEN YOU USE
  • 00:18:33.260 --> 00:18:35.160
  • YOUR DREAMS TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE, THAT'S WHEN
  • 00:18:35.190 --> 00:18:40.160
  • JESUS SAID YOU'RE THE GREATEST OF ALL.
  • 00:18:40.190 --> 00:18:42.150
  • SERVANT LEADERSHIP. ARE YOU FOLLOWING?
  • 00:18:42.180 --> 00:18:44.090
  • THIS IS REALLY BIG STUFF.
  • 00:18:44.120 --> 00:18:45.160
  • I NEVER TAUGHT THIS BEFORE, BUT THIS IS BIG.
  • 00:18:45.190 --> 00:18:47.080
  • ARE YOU FOLLOWING ME?
  • 00:18:47.110 --> 00:18:49.140
  • ARE YOU TRACKING THIS? CAN I GET AN AMEN?
  • 00:18:49.170 --> 00:18:51.230
  • - CONGREGATION: AMEN.
  • 00:18:51.260 --> 00:18:53.040
  • - THANK YOU. NOW HERE'S THE THING.
  • 00:18:53.070 --> 00:18:55.060
  • WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING FOR PURPOSE, HERE'S WHAT
  • 00:18:55.090 --> 00:18:56.110
  • YOU'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:18:56.140 --> 00:18:57.130
  • THERE'S A THREEFOLD INTERSECTION.
  • 00:18:57.160 --> 00:18:58.200
  • NUMBER ONE, A BROKEN HEART.
  • 00:18:58.230 --> 00:19:00.220
  • NUMBER ONE, A BROKEN HEART.
  • 00:19:00.250 --> 00:19:01.270
  • JESUS, THE BIBLE SAYS HE WEPT OVER JERUSALEM.
  • 00:19:02.000 --> 00:19:05.180
  • HE WAS MOVED WITH BOWELS OF COMPASSION THE BIBLE
  • 00:19:05.210 --> 00:19:07.280
  • SAYS. THERE'S GOT TO BE A BROKEN HEART.
  • 00:19:08.010 --> 00:19:10.120
  • NUMBER TWO, THERE'S GOT TO BE AN OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:19:10.150 --> 00:19:13.110
  • THERE'S GOT TO BE AN OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:19:13.140 --> 00:19:14.250
  • THERE'S GOT TO BE A PLATFORM, LIKE PAUL HAD
  • 00:19:14.280 --> 00:19:16.110
  • THE PLATFORM IN CHAINS SHOWING UP TO CAESAR
  • 00:19:16.140 --> 00:19:18.150
  • WHO THEN BEHEADED HIM.
  • 00:19:18.180 --> 00:19:19.260
  • HE HAD THE PLATFORM TO TALK TO CAESAR.
  • 00:19:19.290 --> 00:19:23.040
  • NUMBER THREE, THERE'S GOT TO BE A SKILL.
  • 00:19:23.070 --> 00:19:25.080
  • THERE'S GOT TO BE A SKILL.
  • 00:19:25.110 --> 00:19:26.280
  • THE BIBLE SAYS IN LEVITICUS OF MUSICIANS
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  • THAT THEY'RE TO PLAY SKILLFULLY BEFORE THE LORD.
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  • SO WHEN YOU HAVE A BROKEN HEART, YOU SEE SOMETHING
  • 00:19:31.170 --> 00:19:33.270
  • IN CULTURE THAT BREAKS YOUR HEART. FOR ME, THAT
  • 00:19:34.000 --> 00:19:36.020
  • THING IS THE NUMBER ONE DRUG IS ANTI-DEPRESSANTS.
  • 00:19:36.050 --> 00:19:40.020
  • THAT BREAKS MY HEART.
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  • THAT'S THE FIRST STEP TO FINDING YOUR PURPOSE.
  • 00:19:41.190 --> 00:19:43.040
  • NUMBER TWO, AN OPPORTUNITY.
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  • HAS GOD GIVEN ME AN OPEN DOOR?
  • 00:19:45.020 --> 00:19:47.050
  • THE BIBLE SAYS HE WILL OPEN DOORS NO MAN CAN CLOSE.
  • 00:19:47.080 --> 00:19:50.210
  • AND HE WILL CLOSE DOORS THAT NO MAN CAN OPEN.
  • 00:19:50.240 --> 00:19:53.010
  • AND THIRDLY, DO YOU HAVE A SKILL?
  • 00:19:53.040 --> 00:19:55.000
  • SOME PEOPLE HE'S GIVEN ONE TON, OTHERS THREE TONS,
  • 00:19:55.030 --> 00:19:57.180
  • OTHERS FIVE, BUT IF YOU'RE FAITHFUL WITH THE
  • 00:19:57.210 --> 00:20:00.010
  • FEW THINGS, HE WILL MAKE YOU RULER OVER MANY
  • 00:20:00.040 --> 00:20:01.170
  • THINGS, JESUS SAID.
  • 00:20:01.200 --> 00:20:03.000
  • SO IT'S WHEN THIS INTERSECTION OF THESE
  • 00:20:03.030 --> 00:20:04.290
  • THREE THINGS ARRIVE AT MEANING, WE FOUND OUR
  • 00:20:05.020 --> 00:20:07.200
  • PURPOSE: A BROKEN HEART, AN OPPORTUNITY AND A SKILL.
  • 00:20:07.230 --> 00:20:12.140
  • NOW HERE'S THE THING, ONE OF THE WAYS TO FIND HOPE
  • 00:20:12.170 --> 00:20:15.100
  • IN OUR PURPOSE IS WE'VE GOT TO SURROUND OURSELVES
  • 00:20:15.130 --> 00:20:17.160
  • WITH PEOPLE ON PURPOSE.
  • 00:20:17.190 --> 00:20:20.060
  • YOU CAN'T JUST ACCIDENTALLY LET
  • 00:20:20.090 --> 00:20:21.120
  • EVERYBODY COME INTO YOUR LIFE AND
  • 00:20:21.150 --> 00:20:22.200
  • RULE YOUR SCHEDULE.
  • 00:20:22.230 --> 00:20:24.010
  • YOU'VE GOT TO PURPOSELY SAY I'M GONNA SURROUND
  • 00:20:24.040 --> 00:20:25.260
  • MYSELF WITH ON PURPOSE PEOPLE, OTHERWISE
  • 00:20:25.290 --> 00:20:28.130
  • I'LL LACK PURPOSE.
  • 00:20:28.160 --> 00:20:30.060
  • THERE'S A NEUROSCIENTIST AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
  • 00:20:30.090 --> 00:20:33.080
  • NAMED MORAN CERF.
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  • HE'S BEEN STUDYING DECISION-MAKING
  • 00:20:35.150 --> 00:20:36.220
  • FOR OVER A DECADE.
  • 00:20:36.250 --> 00:20:38.110
  • HIS RESEARCH HAS FOUND THAT WHEN TWO PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:20:38.140 --> 00:20:40.210
  • IN EACH OTHER'S COMPANY, THEIR BRAINWAVES WILL
  • 00:20:40.240 --> 00:20:44.290
  • BEGIN LOOKING NEARLY IDENTICAL.
  • 00:20:45.020 --> 00:20:49.020
  • DID YOU HEAR THAT?
  • 00:20:49.050 --> 00:20:50.080
  • WHEN TWO PEOPLE, THIS NEUROSCIENTIST FOUND AT
  • 00:20:50.110 --> 00:20:51.280
  • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, ARE IN EACH OTHER'S
  • 00:20:52.010 --> 00:20:54.000
  • PRESENCE, THEIR BRAINWAVES WILL BEGIN
  • 00:20:54.030 --> 00:20:57.020
  • LOOKING NEARLY IDENTICAL.
  • 00:20:57.050 --> 00:20:58.270
  • JUST BEING NEXT TO CERTAIN PEOPLE ACTUALLY
  • 00:20:59.000 --> 00:21:02.220
  • ALIGNS YOUR BRAIN WITH THEM.
  • 00:21:02.250 --> 00:21:06.020
  • SO THE BIBLE SAYS TO WALK WITH THE WISE IS TO BECOME
  • 00:21:06.050 --> 00:21:08.250
  • WISE, BUT A COMPANION OF FOOLS WILL SUFFER HARM.
  • 00:21:08.280 --> 00:21:12.110
  • WHAT KIND OF BRAINWAVES DO YOU WANT TO HAVE?
  • 00:21:12.140 --> 00:21:14.230
  • YOUR VIBE ATTRACTS YOUR TRIBE.
  • 00:21:14.260 --> 00:21:17.060
  • BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT WHO YOU'RE
  • 00:21:17.090 --> 00:21:18.160
  • SURROUNDING YOURSELF WITH.
  • 00:21:18.190 --> 00:21:20.010
  • AND SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO DO NOT
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  • BELITTLE YOUR AMBITION.
  • 00:21:22.250 --> 00:21:24.030
  • IF I COULD ASK CAM TO COME UP AT THIS TIME.
  • 00:21:24.060 --> 00:21:25.270
  • LISTEN TO THIS.
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  • PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR AND SMALLER AND
  • 00:21:27.260 --> 00:21:30.200
  • ARE BELITTLING YOUR DREAMS, THOSE ARE NOT THE
  • 00:21:30.230 --> 00:21:33.220
  • PEOPLE YOU SURROUND YOURSELVES WITH.
  • 00:21:33.250 --> 00:21:35.200
  • LISTEN TO THIS.
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  • FOLLOW ME. TRACK WITH ME.
  • 00:21:36.290 --> 00:21:39.050
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE, THEY THINK THAT AMBITION IS A
  • 00:21:39.080 --> 00:21:44.150
  • WRONG THING, SO THEY WILL ACTUALLY OUT OF GOOD
  • 00:21:44.180 --> 00:21:48.150
  • INTENTIONS DISCOURAGE YOU FROM YOUR AMBITIONS.
  • 00:21:48.180 --> 00:21:51.110
  • BUT HERE'S SOMETHING I LEARNED TODAY IN MY STUDIES.
  • 00:21:51.140 --> 00:21:54.170
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT THE BIBLE LITERALLY NEVER
  • 00:21:54.200 --> 00:22:00.210
  • TALKS BADLY ABOUT AMBITION ITSELF.
  • 00:22:00.240 --> 00:22:04.090
  • JESUS DIDN'T SAY HOW COULD YOU WANT TO BE GREAT.
  • 00:22:04.120 --> 00:22:06.040
  • HE SAID IF YOU WANT TO BE GREAT, HERE'S HOW.
  • 00:22:06.070 --> 00:22:08.280
  • YOU BECOME A MEANS TO AN END.
  • 00:22:09.010 --> 00:22:10.060
  • YOU BECOME A SERVANT LEADER.
  • 00:22:10.090 --> 00:22:11.210
  • YOU BECOME A SERVANT.
  • 00:22:11.240 --> 00:22:13.010
  • BUT LISTEN TO THIS, PEOPLE QUOTE THIS ALL THE
  • 00:22:13.040 --> 00:22:15.100
  • TIME, WELL PHILIPPIANS 2.
  • 00:22:15.130 --> 00:22:17.100
  • PAUL SAYS DO NOTHING OUT OF SELFISH AMBITION, BUT
  • 00:22:17.130 --> 00:22:21.170
  • THEY LEAVE OUT THE ADJECTIVE SELFISH.
  • 00:22:21.200 --> 00:22:24.150
  • PAUL DOESN'T SAY DO NOTHING OUT OF AMBITION.
  • 00:22:24.180 --> 00:22:26.020
  • PAUL WAS THE MOST AMBITIOUS CHRISTIAN TO
  • 00:22:26.050 --> 00:22:28.150
  • EVER LIVE! PAUL, THIS WAS HIS AMBITION.
  • 00:22:28.180 --> 00:22:32.190
  • HE LITERALLY SAID I HAVE NOT BEEN DISOBEDIENT TO
  • 00:22:32.220 --> 00:22:36.040
  • MY HEAVENLY VISION WHICH IS WHAT?
  • 00:22:36.070 --> 00:22:39.170
  • TO STAND BEFORE KINGS, TO PREACH TO JEWS, TO PREACH
  • 00:22:39.200 --> 00:22:44.230
  • TO GENTILES. AND HE GEOGRAPHICALLY FOLLOWED
  • 00:22:44.260 --> 00:22:47.020
  • ALEXANDER THE GREAT'S FOOTSTEPS TO CONQUER THE
  • 00:22:47.050 --> 00:22:49.110
  • WORLD FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD, WHICH THE MACEDONIAN
  • 00:22:49.140 --> 00:22:52.090
  • MAN HE SAW IN THE VISION WAS VERY LIKELY ALEXANDER
  • 00:22:52.120 --> 00:22:54.070
  • THE GREAT BECAUSE ALEXANDER WAS A
  • 00:22:54.100 --> 00:22:55.190
  • MACEDONIAN WHOM PAUL FOLLOWED IN HIS
  • 00:22:55.220 --> 00:22:57.250
  • FOOTSTEPS, AND HE FOUND HIM AT PHILIPPI, AND
  • 00:22:57.280 --> 00:23:00.210
  • PHILIPPI WAS NAMED AFTER ALEXANDER'S FATHER, PHILIP.
  • 00:23:00.240 --> 00:23:03.040
  • AND ALEXANDER WAS THE MOST AMBITIOUS KING OF
  • 00:23:03.070 --> 00:23:05.070
  • HISTORY, AND PAUL SAID HERE'S MY AMBITION, I'M
  • 00:23:05.100 --> 00:23:07.230
  • GONNA JUST AS ALEXANDER CAUSED EVERYBODY TO SPEAK
  • 00:23:07.260 --> 00:23:10.200
  • IN GREEK, I'M GONNA USE THAT SINGULAR UNIVERSAL
  • 00:23:10.230 --> 00:23:14.020
  • LANGUAGE TO WRITE THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 00:23:14.050 --> 00:23:17.070
  • AND THE THING THAT PAUL SAID IS I'M GONNA STAND
  • 00:23:17.100 --> 00:23:20.110
  • BEFORE KINGS, NOT SO THAT I CAN SAY LOOK AT ME,
  • 00:23:20.140 --> 00:23:23.270
  • SELFIE BEFORE THE KINGS, BUT SO THAT I CAN SHARE
  • 00:23:24.000 --> 00:23:27.210
  • THE GOOD NEWS AND BE A MEANS TO AN END.
  • 00:23:27.240 --> 00:23:29.080
  • SO PAUL SAYS DO NOTHING OUT OF SELFISH AMBITION.
  • 00:23:29.110 --> 00:23:32.120
  • PAUL IS NOT DISSING AMBITION. LISTEN.
  • 00:23:32.150 --> 00:23:35.120
  • YOUR AMBITION IS LIKE A LION, AND IF YOU TRY TO
  • 00:23:35.150 --> 00:23:37.270
  • CHAIN A LION TO A LEASH, GOOD LUCK.
  • 00:23:38.000 --> 00:23:41.190
  • I ACTUALLY SAW THIS.
  • 00:23:41.220 --> 00:23:43.030
  • ONCE I WENT TO A ZOO IN AFRICA, AND OUR TOUR
  • 00:23:43.060 --> 00:23:46.120
  • GUIDE POKED A LION WITH A STICK, AND THE LION
  • 00:23:46.150 --> 00:23:48.240
  • LITERALLY TURNED AROUND AND LEAKED ALL OVER ME.
  • 00:23:48.270 --> 00:23:51.170
  • MARKED HIS TERRITORY ON ME.
  • 00:23:51.200 --> 00:23:54.000
  • HE'S LIKE I DO NOT LIKE BEING ON A LEASH.
  • 00:23:54.030 --> 00:23:55.230
  • HOW MANY OF YOU CAN SAY YOU GOT LEAKED ON BY A
  • 00:23:55.260 --> 00:23:57.240
  • LION? AND THAT'S WHAT YOUR AMBITION IS.
  • 00:23:57.270 --> 00:24:02.210
  • YOU SAY I HAVE THESE DREAMS TO BE AN ATHLETE,
  • 00:24:02.240 --> 00:24:06.080
  • I HAVE THESE DREAMS TO BE AN EPIC MOTHER, I HAVE
  • 00:24:06.110 --> 00:24:08.220
  • THESE DREAMS TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR, I HAVE
  • 00:24:08.250 --> 00:24:10.230
  • THESE DREAMS TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE NATION,
  • 00:24:10.260 --> 00:24:13.120
  • WHATEVER. IF YOU TRY TO CHAIN YOUR AMBITION UP,
  • 00:24:13.150 --> 00:24:15.260
  • IT'S GONNA KILL YOU.
  • 00:24:15.290 --> 00:24:17.010
  • YOU CAN'T CHAIN A LION TO A LEASH.
  • 00:24:17.040 --> 00:24:18.270
  • PAUL SAID HIMSELF I'M NOT DISOBEDIENT TO MY
  • 00:24:19.000 --> 00:24:20.230
  • HEAVENLY VISION, I'M GONNA TURN MY
  • 00:24:20.260 --> 00:24:22.080
  • VISIONS INTO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:22.110 --> 00:24:24.240
  • SO HE SAYS JUST DON'T DO ANYTHING OUT OF SELFISH
  • 00:24:24.270 --> 00:24:27.080
  • AMBITION WHERE YOU'RE THE END ITSELF.
  • 00:24:27.110 --> 00:24:28.250
  • LISTEN, IN ORIGINAL GREEK, THE WORD FOR
  • 00:24:28.280 --> 00:24:33.130
  • SELFISH AMBITION IS LITERALLY MERCENARY.
  • 00:24:33.160 --> 00:24:37.230
  • EVERYBODY SAY MERCENARY.
  • 00:24:37.260 --> 00:24:39.220
  • IT'S REFERRING TO A MERCENARY.
  • 00:24:39.250 --> 00:24:41.170
  • NOW A MERCENARY IS A HIRED SOLDIER WHO IS PAID
  • 00:24:41.200 --> 00:24:46.000
  • BY AN ARMY TO FIGHT AND KILL OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:24:46.030 --> 00:24:52.040
  • A MERCENARY HAS NO LARGER PURPOSE
  • 00:24:52.070 --> 00:24:53.270
  • OR GOAL OR FRAMEWORK.
  • 00:24:54.000 --> 00:24:55.100
  • A MERCENARY IS IN THE BATTLE JUST SO THEY CAN
  • 00:24:55.130 --> 00:24:57.260
  • GET PAID. PAUL'S SAYING DON'T DO THAT.
  • 00:24:57.290 --> 00:25:01.170
  • DON'T SAY MY GOAL IS TO JUST GET PAID AND I'LL DO
  • 00:25:01.200 --> 00:25:05.210
  • MACHIAVELLIAN TACTICS, DO WHATEVER I SELFISHLY
  • 00:25:05.240 --> 00:25:08.090
  • WANT, AND THAT'S HOW I'M GONNA MAKE MY DREAMS COME
  • 00:25:08.120 --> 00:25:10.170
  • TRUE. PAUL SAYS DON'T DO THAT.
  • 00:25:10.200 --> 00:25:12.000
  • DON'T HAVE THIS MERCENARY AMBITION.
  • 00:25:12.030 --> 00:25:13.180
  • INSTEAD, STAND WITH ME.
  • 00:25:13.210 --> 00:25:15.030
  • THE BIBLE SAYS MAKE GOD YOUR CHIEF DELIGHT, ENJOY
  • 00:25:15.060 --> 00:25:19.040
  • THE JOY OF BEING ENJOYED BY GOD, AND HE WILL GIVE
  • 00:25:19.070 --> 00:25:21.150
  • YOU SECONDHAND DREAMS SO THAT YOU'LL SAY I DELIGHT
  • 00:25:21.180 --> 00:25:24.050
  • MYSELF IN THE LORD, AND HE GIVES ME THE
  • 00:25:24.080 --> 00:25:26.020
  • DESIRES OF MY HEART.
  • 00:25:26.050 --> 00:25:27.090
  • HE WILL FULFILL THE DESIRE OF THOSE WHO FEAR
  • 00:25:27.120 --> 00:25:29.050
  • HIM. HE WILL ALSO HEAR THEIR CRY AND SAVE THEM.
  • 00:25:29.080 --> 00:25:32.070
  • PSALM 20 SAYS MAY THE LORD GRANT YOU YOUR DESIRES.
  • 00:25:32.100 --> 00:25:35.250
  • PSALM 21:2 SAYS THE LORD HAS GRANTED ME
  • 00:25:35.280 --> 00:25:37.260
  • MY HEART'S DESIRE.
  • 00:25:37.290 --> 00:25:39.080
  • PAUL SAID I HAVE NOT BEEN DISOBEDIENT
  • 00:25:39.110 --> 00:25:41.010
  • TO THE HEAVENLY VISION.
  • 00:25:41.040 --> 00:25:42.070
  • JOEL SAID YOUNG MEN WILL SEE VISIONS, AND OLD MEN
  • 00:25:42.100 --> 00:25:44.250
  • WILL DREAM DREAMS, SO TURN YOUR PAIN INTO
  • 00:25:44.280 --> 00:25:47.290
  • POWER, TURN YOUR VISIONS INTO VICTORY, BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:25:48.020 --> 00:25:51.110
  • HAVE THIS HOPE AS AN ANCHOR FOR THE SOUL.
  • 00:25:51.140 --> 00:25:54.120
  • IT'S NOT WISHY-WASHY OR AIRY-FAIRY.
  • 00:25:54.150 --> 00:25:57.000
  • IT IS SURE AND STEADFAST SO WE CAN SURVIVE THE
  • 00:25:57.030 --> 00:26:00.180
  • STORM, WE CAN TAME THE THUNDERHEAD, WE CAN TREAD
  • 00:26:00.210 --> 00:26:03.110
  • UPON THE TEMPEST WE CAN ENDURE!
  • 00:26:03.140 --> 00:26:06.260
  • WE CAN SAY MY PAIN WILL MAKE ME STRONGER, MY
  • 00:26:06.290 --> 00:26:08.250
  • TEARS WILL MAKE ME BRAVER, MY HEARTBREAK
  • 00:26:08.280 --> 00:26:10.210
  • WILL MAKE ME WISER, AND I'M GONNA THANK MY PAST
  • 00:26:10.240 --> 00:26:13.110
  • FOR A BETTER FUTURE BECAUSE HOPE IS NOT HYPE,
  • 00:26:13.140 --> 00:26:16.050
  • HOPE IS BASED ON THE FACTS THAT GOD IS FAITHFUL.
  • 00:26:16.080 --> 00:26:18.270
  • WOULD SOMEBODY SAY CHURCH.
  • 00:26:19.000 --> 00:26:20.080
  • - CONGREGATION: CHURCH.
  • 00:26:20.110 --> 00:26:23.050
  • KNOWING THAT WE ARE THE HIGHEST FORM OF GOD'S
  • 00:26:23.250 --> 00:26:25.180
  • CREATION, THAT GOD IS SURROUNDED BY THE BEAUTY
  • 00:26:25.210 --> 00:26:28.040
  • OF HOLINESS AND WE IMAGE HIM TO THE WORLD, WHICH
  • 00:26:28.070 --> 00:26:30.150
  • MEANS HE HAS BEAUTIFIED US, THE MEEK, WITH
  • 00:26:30.180 --> 00:26:32.270
  • SALVATION, WE CAN WALK THROUGH LIFE WITH
  • 00:26:33.000 --> 00:26:35.020
  • MORE THAN CONFIDENCE.
  • 00:26:35.050 --> 00:26:36.260
  • WE GET TO GO THROUGH LIFE WITH GOD-FIDENCE.
  • 00:26:36.290 --> 00:26:39.070
  • I'M BEN COURSON, AND YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING
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  • HOPE GENERATION.
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  • I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH YOUR STORIES OF HOPE HAVE
  • 00:27:02.000 --> 00:27:04.160
  • IMPACTED THE TEAM OF HOPE GENERATION TO KNOW THAT
  • 00:27:04.190 --> 00:27:07.140
  • LIVES ARE BEING CHANGED BY THE MESSAGE
  • 00:27:07.170 --> 00:27:09.140
  • OF THE GOD OF HOPE.
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