How To Be A Leader Part 1 | TBN

How To Be A Leader Part 1

Watch How To Be A Leader Part 1
April 1, 2018
27:30

Hope Generation with Ben Courson

Closed captions

How To Be A Leader Part 1

Show timecode
Hide timecode
  • BEN COURSON: IN THE DAYS OF WORLD WAR II, THE
  • 00:00:03.140 --> 00:00:05.170
  • VARIOUS AND SUNDRY LEADERS OF THE AXIS AND
  • 00:00:05.200 --> 00:00:07.240
  • ALLIED POWERS ALL HAD THEIR HAND SYMBOLS.
  • 00:00:07.270 --> 00:00:11.090
  • 00:00:11.120 --> 00:00:14.230
  • JOSEPH STALIN HAD THE CLENCHED FIST AS HE RULED
  • 00:00:14.260 --> 00:00:17.280
  • WITH THE IRON FIST OF USSR COMMUNISM.
  • 00:00:18.010 --> 00:00:24.150
  • 00:00:24.180 --> 00:00:25.140
  • ADOLF HITLER HAD THE OUTSTRETCHED PALM,
  • 00:00:25.170 --> 00:00:29.210
  • AND WINSTON CHURCHILL HAD THE V FOR VICTORY.
  • 00:00:29.240 --> 00:00:33.140
  • WHAT DO YOU GET?
  • 00:00:33.170 --> 00:00:34.240
  • ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS.
  • 00:00:34.270 --> 00:00:38.080
  • [ CHUCKLES ]
  • 00:00:38.110 --> 00:00:39.100
  • AND SCISSORS ALWAYS WINS BECAUSE THE V FOR VICTORY
  • 00:00:39.130 --> 00:00:42.290
  • IS ALSO THE PEACE SIGN.
  • 00:00:43.020 --> 00:00:45.030
  • 00:00:45.060 --> 00:00:52.020
  • IN THE BIBLE, PAUL'S FAVORITE TITLE FOR GOD IS
  • 00:00:52.050 --> 00:00:54.160
  • THAT HE IS THE GOD OF PEACE.
  • 00:00:54.190 --> 00:00:58.210
  • 00:00:58.240 --> 00:01:06.110
  • THE WAY YOU GET PEACE IS BY MEDITATING ON GOD.
  • 00:01:06.140 --> 00:01:10.020
  • ISAIAH SAYS, "YOU WILL KEEP HIM IN PERFECT PEACE
  • 00:01:10.050 --> 00:01:12.140
  • WHOSE MIND IS STAYED ON YOU."
  • 00:01:12.170 --> 00:01:15.280
  • 00:01:16.010 --> 00:01:29.260
  • PHILIPPIANS SAYS THAT AS YOU PRAY AND ARE
  • 00:01:29.290 --> 00:01:32.170
  • THANKFUL, THE PEACE OF GOD WILL ACTUALLY GUARD
  • 00:01:32.200 --> 00:01:35.120
  • YOUR HEART.
  • 00:01:35.150 --> 00:01:37.080
  • 00:01:37.110 --> 00:01:45.040
  • ROMANS SAYS, MAY THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU WITH ALL
  • 00:01:45.070 --> 00:01:49.020
  • JOY AND PEACE IN BELIEVING, THAT YOU MAY
  • 00:01:49.050 --> 00:01:53.180
  • OVERFLOW WITH HOPE BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:01:53.210 --> 00:02:00.200
  • SO TURN YOUR CARES INTO PRAYERS, YOUR STRESSES
  • 00:02:00.230 --> 00:02:03.140
  • INTO SUPPLICATIONS, YOUR WORRIES INTO WORSHIP, AND
  • 00:02:03.170 --> 00:02:07.070
  • YOUR FEAR INTO FAITH IN YOUR FATHER, AND
  • 00:02:07.100 --> 00:02:09.190
  • PEACE WILL COME.
  • 00:02:09.220 --> 00:02:12.240
  • 00:02:12.270 --> 00:03:23.030
  • - BEN COURSON: HEY, HOPE GENERATORS.
  • 00:03:23.060 --> 00:03:24.030
  • BEN COURSON HERE.
  • 00:03:24.060 --> 00:03:25.060
  • TODAY'S EPISODE IS ENTITLED
  • 00:03:25.090 --> 00:03:27.100
  • HOW TO BE A LEADER.
  • 00:03:27.130 --> 00:03:28.170
  • I BELIEVE LEADERS ARE NOT JUST BORN, MORE
  • 00:03:28.200 --> 00:03:31.230
  • IMPORTANTLY AND EMPHATICALLY THEY ARE MADE.
  • 00:03:31.260 --> 00:03:35.020
  • NAPOLEON BONAPARTE SAID, "I HAVE MADE MY GENERALS
  • 00:03:35.050 --> 00:03:38.090
  • OUT OF MUD."
  • 00:03:38.120 --> 00:03:39.200
  • THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT JESUS DOES.
  • 00:03:39.230 --> 00:03:41.150
  • HE KNOWS OUR FRAME IS BUT DUST, AND YET HE TURNS
  • 00:03:41.180 --> 00:03:45.020
  • B-APOSTLES INTO APOSTLES.
  • 00:03:45.050 --> 00:03:47.120
  • HE TURNS HOMO SAPIENS INTO HOPE-O-SAPIENS.
  • 00:03:47.150 --> 00:03:51.020
  • HE TURNS AIN'TS INTO SAINTS AND MAKES US
  • 00:03:51.050 --> 00:03:53.290
  • NEW CREATURES.
  • 00:03:54.020 --> 00:03:55.140
  • IN GREEK, LITERALLY NEW SPECIES.
  • 00:03:55.170 --> 00:03:57.070
  • SO TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT SPECIFIC
  • 00:03:57.100 --> 00:03:59.030
  • POINTS OF LEADERSHIP AND HOW GOD HAS DESTINED ALL
  • 00:03:59.060 --> 00:04:02.160
  • OF US TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN OUR OWN SPHERE OF
  • 00:04:02.190 --> 00:04:05.200
  • INFLUENCE AND CHANGE OUR CORNER OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:04:05.230 --> 00:04:07.230
  • ASLAND IS ON THE MOVE, SO WE'RE GOING FURTHER
  • 00:04:07.260 --> 00:04:10.090
  • UP, FURTHER IN, UP AND TO THE RIGHT, AND WE'RE ALL
  • 00:04:10.120 --> 00:04:13.250
  • GOING TO LEARN HOW TO BE A LEADER.
  • 00:04:13.280 --> 00:04:15.170
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:04:15.200 --> 00:04:18.060
  • IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH A STORM TONIGHT, CAN I
  • 00:04:18.090 --> 00:04:20.260
  • ENCOURAGE YOU THAT THROUGH THE POWER OF GOD
  • 00:04:20.290 --> 00:04:24.080
  • YOU CAN DULL THE THUNDER HEAD.
  • 00:04:24.110 --> 00:04:27.030
  • YOU CAN SURVIVE THE STORM.
  • 00:04:27.060 --> 00:04:28.240
  • YOU CAN WEATHER THE WHIRLWIND.
  • 00:04:28.270 --> 00:04:31.130
  • YOU CAN TREAD ON THE TEMPEST.
  • 00:04:31.160 --> 00:04:33.230
  • YOU CAN BRAVE THE WAVE.
  • 00:04:33.260 --> 00:04:35.210
  • YOU CAN FAITH YOUR FEARS BECAUSE AS WE SAY AT
  • 00:04:35.240 --> 00:04:38.100
  • JOURNEY OF HOPE, GOD'S BEEN FAITHFUL IN THE
  • 00:04:38.130 --> 00:04:41.130
  • PAST, SO WE'RE GOING TO BE FAITH FILLED ABOUT THE
  • 00:04:41.160 --> 00:04:43.190
  • FUTURE, AND WE'RE GOING TO BE FULFILLED TODAY
  • 00:04:43.220 --> 00:04:45.250
  • BECAUSE GOD'S NEVER FAILED ANYONE, AND HE'S
  • 00:04:45.280 --> 00:04:48.010
  • NOT GOING TO START WITH YOU.
  • 00:04:48.040 --> 00:04:49.160
  • AND GOD'S WORD NEVER RETURNS VOID, BUT IT
  • 00:04:49.190 --> 00:04:51.140
  • ALWAYS ACCOMPLISHES THE MISSION FOR WHICH IT WAS
  • 00:04:51.170 --> 00:04:54.090
  • SENT FORTH.
  • 00:04:54.120 --> 00:04:55.240
  • SO I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT EVEN IF YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:04:55.270 --> 00:04:58.000
  • THROUGH HARD TIMES, THE WORD OF GOD, THE PROMISES
  • 00:04:58.030 --> 00:05:00.090
  • OF GOD, THE GOODNESS OF GOD, THE FAITHFULNESS OF
  • 00:05:00.120 --> 00:05:03.200
  • GOD WILL NEVER FAIL YOU BECAUSE PAIN MAKES YOU
  • 00:05:03.230 --> 00:05:06.220
  • STRONGER, TEARS MAKE YOU BRAVER, HEARTBREAK MAKES
  • 00:05:06.250 --> 00:05:10.010
  • YOU WISER, SO THANK YOUR PAST FOR A BETTER FUTURE.
  • 00:05:10.040 --> 00:05:13.070
  • PAUL SAID IN ROMANS 5, WE GLORY ALSO IN TRIBULATION
  • 00:05:13.100 --> 00:05:16.210
  • BECAUSE TRIBULATION PRODUCES PATIENCE,
  • 00:05:16.240 --> 00:05:19.200
  • PATIENCE EXPERIENCE, EXPERIENCE HOPE, AND HOPE
  • 00:05:19.230 --> 00:05:22.110
  • MAKETH NOT ASHAMED BECAUSE THE LOVE OF GOD SPREAD
  • 00:05:22.140 --> 00:05:25.010
  • ABROAD IN OUR HEARTS BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY
  • 00:05:25.040 --> 00:05:27.120
  • GHOST WHICH IS GIVEN UNTO US, AND BECAUSE SWEAT IS
  • 00:05:27.150 --> 00:05:30.260
  • FAT CRYING AND PAIN IS WEAKNESS LEAVING THE
  • 00:05:30.290 --> 00:05:33.060
  • BODY, AND IF WE'RE IN THE GHETTO IN THE HOOD HE
  • 00:05:33.090 --> 00:05:35.060
  • WORKS IT TOGETHER FOR GOOD, AND OUR BREAKDOWN
  • 00:05:35.090 --> 00:05:37.070
  • IS GOD'S BREAKTHROUGH, WHY WOULD WE NOT EMBARK
  • 00:05:37.100 --> 00:05:39.140
  • ON A JOURNEY OF HOPE?
  • 00:05:39.170 --> 00:05:40.230
  • COME ON!
  • 00:05:40.260 --> 00:05:42.020
  • [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:05:42.050 --> 00:05:44.110
  • WE GO ON THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER, MAN.
  • 00:05:44.140 --> 00:05:46.090
  • AND I BELIEVE AS HOPE DEALERS EVERY SINGLE ONE
  • 00:05:46.120 --> 00:05:50.130
  • OF US WE'RE CALLED TO BE LEADERS IN
  • 00:05:50.160 --> 00:05:53.130
  • OUR GENERATION.
  • 00:05:53.160 --> 00:05:54.150
  • WE TALKED ABOUT THIS LAST WEEK, AND WE'RE GOING TO
  • 00:05:54.180 --> 00:05:56.100
  • DELVE INTO THE DEEPS AND NOT SKIM THE SURFACE OF
  • 00:05:56.130 --> 00:05:58.290
  • OUR OWN EXISTENCE OR MERELY SKIM OVER
  • 00:05:59.020 --> 00:06:01.010
  • THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 00:06:01.040 --> 00:06:02.030
  • WE'RE GOING TO DELVE DEEP INTO HOW WE CAN BE
  • 00:06:02.060 --> 00:06:03.290
  • LEADERS IN OUR GENERATION AND DEAL OUT HOPE TO A
  • 00:06:04.020 --> 00:06:06.210
  • VERY STORMY WORLD, TO A WORLD THAT IS SUFFERING,
  • 00:06:06.240 --> 00:06:09.280
  • TO A NATION WHOSE BEST-SELLING DRUG
  • 00:06:10.010 --> 00:06:12.190
  • IS ANTI-DEPRESSANTS.
  • 00:06:12.220 --> 00:06:14.060
  • THE WORLD NEEDS HOPE DEALERS TO STEP UP AND BE
  • 00:06:14.090 --> 00:06:16.280
  • LEADERS IN THIS DAY AND AGE.
  • 00:06:17.010 --> 00:06:18.240
  • CAN I GET AN AMEN?
  • 00:06:18.270 --> 00:06:20.090
  • [ AUDIENCE AGREES ]
  • 00:06:20.120 --> 00:06:21.080
  • SO YOU WERE CALLED TO GO UP, MAN.
  • 00:06:21.110 --> 00:06:23.000
  • THE GOSPEL IS REALLY JUST SUMMED UP IN THREE WORDS,
  • 00:06:23.030 --> 00:06:25.110
  • GORY TO GLORY.
  • 00:06:25.140 --> 00:06:28.110
  • GORY TO GLORY.
  • 00:06:28.140 --> 00:06:30.030
  • YOU'RE GOING UP.
  • 00:06:30.060 --> 00:06:31.240
  • NOW, I DON'T TRUST STAIRS BECAUSE THEY'RE ALWAYS
  • 00:06:31.270 --> 00:06:33.240
  • UP TO SOMETHING.
  • 00:06:33.270 --> 00:06:35.170
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:06:35.200 --> 00:06:38.290
  • BUT WHEN YOU WALK WITH THE LORD, YOU CAN NEVER
  • 00:06:39.020 --> 00:06:41.100
  • GET YOUR HOPES UP TOO MUCH BECAUSE HE IS ALWAYS
  • 00:06:41.130 --> 00:06:45.180
  • ABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL YOU
  • 00:06:45.210 --> 00:06:47.160
  • COULD EVER ASK OR THINK.
  • 00:06:47.190 --> 00:06:48.280
  • SO HOW YOU PERCEIVE GOD DICTATES HOW YOU RECEIVE
  • 00:06:49.010 --> 00:06:51.270
  • FROM GOD, AND AS WE ALWAYS SAY, OUTLOOK
  • 00:06:52.000 --> 00:06:54.140
  • DETERMINES OUTCOME.
  • 00:06:54.170 --> 00:06:55.220
  • WHEN YOUR OUTLOOK GETS BLEAK, TRY THE UP LOOK
  • 00:06:55.250 --> 00:06:57.270
  • BECAUSE IF YOU CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT THINGS,
  • 00:06:58.000 --> 00:06:59.090
  • THINGS WILL CHANGE THE WAY THEY LOOK BECAUSE THE
  • 00:06:59.120 --> 00:07:01.030
  • PROBLEM IS NEVER THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:07:01.060 --> 00:07:02.130
  • THE PROBLEM IS MY PERCEPTION ABOUT THE
  • 00:07:02.160 --> 00:07:04.050
  • PROBLEM, AND MY HOPELESSNESS ABOUT A
  • 00:07:04.080 --> 00:07:06.030
  • PROBLEM IS A BIGGER PROBLEM.
  • 00:07:06.060 --> 00:07:07.140
  • THEN MY PROBLEM-- MY PROBLEM IS TOO BIG FOR ME.
  • 00:07:07.170 --> 00:07:10.060
  • IT'S JUST THE RIGHT SIZE FOR GOD, SO MY PRAISE
  • 00:07:10.090 --> 00:07:11.280
  • WILL BE A PROBLEM FOR MY PROBLEMS.
  • 00:07:12.010 --> 00:07:14.090
  • [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:07:14.120 --> 00:07:17.280
  • AND WHAT THIS WORLD NEEDS IS PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING
  • 00:07:18.010 --> 00:07:19.190
  • TO RISE UP IN OUR GENERATION AND SAY, I'M
  • 00:07:19.220 --> 00:07:21.260
  • GOING TO DEAL OUT HOPE TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:07:21.290 --> 00:07:24.030
  • I'M MEANT TO GO UP AND TO THE RIGHT.
  • 00:07:24.060 --> 00:07:27.000
  • I'M GOING AS C.S. LEWIS SAID
  • 00:07:27.030 --> 00:07:28.070
  • FURTHER UP AND FURTHER IN BECAUSE
  • 00:07:28.100 --> 00:07:29.180
  • ASLAND IS ON THE MOVE
  • 00:07:29.210 --> 00:07:32.260
  • AS WE FOLLOW NOR THE PAW PRINTS OF THE LION OF THE
  • 00:07:32.290 --> 00:07:34.230
  • TRIBE OF JUDAH.
  • 00:07:34.260 --> 00:07:36.230
  • NOW, WE'RE GOING TO TALK DEEPLY ABOUT LEADERSHIP
  • 00:07:36.260 --> 00:07:39.110
  • TONIGHT, AS WE AS HOPE DEALERS CAN RISE UP
  • 00:07:39.140 --> 00:07:41.040
  • AND BE LEADERS.
  • 00:07:41.070 --> 00:07:42.100
  • WHETHER THAT BE A LEADER IN YOUR FAMILY AS YOU'RE
  • 00:07:42.130 --> 00:07:44.210
  • TRYING TO LEAD YOUR FIVE YEAR OLD BROTHER BECAUSE
  • 00:07:44.240 --> 00:07:48.100
  • YOU CAN'T HAVE SUCCESS WITHOUT A SUCCESSOR,
  • 00:07:48.130 --> 00:07:51.040
  • WHETHER IT BE IN YOUR BUSINESS, WHETHER IT BE
  • 00:07:51.070 --> 00:07:53.160
  • AT SCHOOL, WHETHER IT BE WITH YOUR TEAM, WE ALL
  • 00:07:53.190 --> 00:07:56.290
  • HAVE A SPHERE OF INFLUENCE.
  • 00:07:57.020 --> 00:07:59.210
  • AND GOD HAS CALLED ALL OF US NOT JUST TO LET THE
  • 00:07:59.240 --> 00:08:01.120
  • WORLD HAPPEN TO US.
  • 00:08:01.150 --> 00:08:02.190
  • WE WERE MEANT TO HAPPEN TO THE WORLD.
  • 00:08:02.220 --> 00:08:04.260
  • WHEN THE ENEMY WHISPERS INTO YOUR EAR, YOU CAN'T
  • 00:08:04.290 --> 00:08:06.210
  • SURVIVE THE STORM!
  • 00:08:06.240 --> 00:08:07.280
  • YOU JUST WHISPER BACK, I AM THE STORM!
  • 00:08:08.010 --> 00:08:10.280
  • BECAUSE WITH GOD ON MY SIDE I'M MORE THAN
  • 00:08:11.010 --> 00:08:13.000
  • A CONQUEROR.
  • 00:08:13.030 --> 00:08:13.260
  • NOW, LISTEN TO THIS STORY
  • 00:08:13.290 --> 00:08:15.020
  • WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LEADERSHIP AS HOPE DEALERS.
  • 00:08:15.050 --> 00:08:16.180
  • THERE WAS THIS OLD GUY WHO LIVED IN THE SAME
  • 00:08:16.210 --> 00:08:20.070
  • TOWN ALL HIS LIFE.
  • 00:08:20.100 --> 00:08:21.280
  • HE NEVER LIVED ANYWHERE ELSE.
  • 00:08:22.010 --> 00:08:24.030
  • ONE DAY A TOURIST CAME BY AND SAID, "HEY, HAVE
  • 00:08:24.060 --> 00:08:27.160
  • THERE EVER BEEN ANY GREAT LEADERS BORN IN THIS TOWN?"
  • 00:08:27.190 --> 00:08:31.280
  • THIS OLD GUY, HE LIVES IN THE SAME TOWN
  • 00:08:32.010 --> 00:08:34.030
  • ALL HIS LIFE,
  • 00:08:34.060 --> 00:08:35.050
  • A TOURIST COMES BY AND SAYS, "HEY, HAS THERE
  • 00:08:35.080 --> 00:08:37.030
  • EVER BEEN ANY GREAT LEADERS IN THIS TOWN?"
  • 00:08:37.060 --> 00:08:39.110
  • THE OLD MAN SAID, "YOU KNOW, I THINK THERE'S
  • 00:08:39.140 --> 00:08:43.030
  • ONLY BEEN BABIES BORN IN THIS TOWN."
  • 00:08:43.060 --> 00:08:45.200
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:08:45.230 --> 00:08:50.040
  • ARE YOU CATCHING ON?
  • 00:08:50.070 --> 00:08:53.060
  • WHAT WAS HE SAYING?
  • 00:08:53.090 --> 00:08:55.030
  • WHAT HE'S SAYING IS LEADERS ARE NOT BORN, THEY'RE MADE.
  • 00:08:55.060 --> 00:09:00.170
  • AND SOME PEOPLE SAY, I'M JUST NOT BORN WITH
  • 00:09:00.200 --> 00:09:04.030
  • LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES.
  • 00:09:04.060 --> 00:09:05.170
  • YOU KNOW WHAT NAPOLEON BONAPARTE SAID?
  • 00:09:05.200 --> 00:09:06.260
  • I MADE MY GENERALS OUT OF MUD.
  • 00:09:06.290 --> 00:09:09.180
  • LIKE I DIDN'T CALL GENERALS WHO WERE
  • 00:09:09.210 --> 00:09:11.110
  • ALREADY TALENTED.
  • 00:09:11.140 --> 00:09:12.160
  • I JUST MADE THEM OUT OF NOTHING, AND THE BOOK OF
  • 00:09:12.190 --> 00:09:15.060
  • GENESIS SAID WHEN GOD CREATED THE WORD CREATE,
  • 00:09:15.090 --> 00:09:17.190
  • THE VERB CREATE IN HEBREW IS USED ONLY OF DIVINE
  • 00:09:17.220 --> 00:09:20.180
  • AND NEVER OF HUMAN NATURE.
  • 00:09:20.210 --> 00:09:23.010
  • IT'S ONLY USED OF DIVINE ACTIVITY, NEVER OF
  • 00:09:23.040 --> 00:09:25.090
  • HUMAN ACTIVITY.
  • 00:09:25.120 --> 00:09:26.110
  • ONLY GOD CAN CREATE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING.
  • 00:09:26.140 --> 00:09:28.160
  • AND IF GOD COULD CREATE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING,
  • 00:09:28.190 --> 00:09:31.150
  • IF HE COULD MAKE BEAUTIFUL THINGS OUT OF
  • 00:09:31.180 --> 00:09:33.110
  • DUST, THEN HE CAN MAKE BEAUTIFUL THINGS OUT OF
  • 00:09:33.140 --> 00:09:35.060
  • US, AND HE CAN TAKE B-POSTLES AND TURN THEM
  • 00:09:35.090 --> 00:09:37.220
  • INTO APOSTLES.
  • 00:09:37.250 --> 00:09:39.030
  • HE CAN TAKE PEOPLE WHO DOUBT HIM, PEOPLE WHO
  • 00:09:39.060 --> 00:09:41.010
  • DENY HIM, PEOPLE WHO PLANT THE KISS OF DEATH
  • 00:09:41.040 --> 00:09:42.270
  • UPON HIM, PEOPLE WHO TRY TO CALL DOWN FIRE FROM
  • 00:09:43.000 --> 00:09:45.110
  • HEAVEN ON THEIR ENEMIES, HE CAN TAKE COWARDS WHO
  • 00:09:45.140 --> 00:09:47.270
  • DENY HIM THREE TIMES WHEN LITTLE GIRL PEER
  • 00:09:48.000 --> 00:09:49.260
  • PRESSURES HIM, AND HE SAYS I'M GOING TO USE YOU
  • 00:09:49.290 --> 00:09:52.060
  • GUYS TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
  • 00:09:52.090 --> 00:09:53.190
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:09:53.220 --> 00:09:55.040
  • AND IN THE SAME WAY THE LORD HAS CALLED US TO BE
  • 00:09:55.070 --> 00:09:57.090
  • LEADERS EVEN IF WE DON'T FEEL LIKE WE WERE
  • 00:09:57.120 --> 00:09:58.240
  • BORN THAT WAY.
  • 00:09:58.270 --> 00:10:00.170
  • THE LORD CAN MAKE US THAT WAY.
  • 00:10:00.200 --> 00:10:02.210
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST ARE
  • 00:10:02.240 --> 00:10:05.110
  • NEW CREATURES!
  • 00:10:05.140 --> 00:10:07.150
  • THAT WORD FOR CREATURES IN GREEK CAN ALSO BE
  • 00:10:07.180 --> 00:10:09.210
  • TRANSLATED SPECIES.
  • 00:10:09.240 --> 00:10:11.290
  • WHEN YOU ARE IN THE LORD, YOU'RE LIKE A
  • 00:10:12.020 --> 00:10:13.200
  • BRAND-NEW SPECIES.
  • 00:10:13.230 --> 00:10:16.050
  • YOU'RE LIKE A WHOLE NEW ENTITY, AND THAT'S WHAT
  • 00:10:16.080 --> 00:10:18.240
  • THE LORD CAN DO IN ALL OF OUR LIVES, BECAUSE WE
  • 00:10:18.270 --> 00:10:20.240
  • FOLLOW THE GREATEST LEADER EVER, JESUS.
  • 00:10:20.270 --> 00:10:23.060
  • YOU KNOW WHAT NAPOLEON BONAPARTE SPEAKING OF
  • 00:10:23.090 --> 00:10:25.100
  • NAPOLEON, YOU KNOW WHAT HE SAID ABOUT JESUS?
  • 00:10:25.130 --> 00:10:27.070
  • AND I QUOTE, I HAVE KNOWN MEN, AND JESUS CHRIST IS
  • 00:10:27.100 --> 00:10:29.240
  • NO MERE MAN.
  • 00:10:29.270 --> 00:10:31.110
  • ALEXANDER, CAESAR, CHARLEMAGNE, MYSELF, WE
  • 00:10:31.140 --> 00:10:34.030
  • HAVE ALL FOUNDED EMPIRES, BUT UPON WHAT DID WE REST
  • 00:10:34.060 --> 00:10:36.180
  • THE CREATION OF OUR GENIUS?
  • 00:10:36.210 --> 00:10:37.270
  • UPON FORCE.
  • 00:10:38.000 --> 00:10:39.050
  • JESUS FOUNDED HIS EMPIRE UPON LOVE, AND AT THIS
  • 00:10:39.080 --> 00:10:41.130
  • HOUR MILLIONS OF MEN WOULD DIE FOR HIM.
  • 00:10:41.160 --> 00:10:45.120
  • EVEN NAPOLEON BONAPARTE SAID JESUS IS THE KING OF
  • 00:10:45.150 --> 00:10:48.200
  • KINGS, HE'S THE LORD OF LORDS, HE'S EMMANUEL,
  • 00:10:48.230 --> 00:10:51.210
  • MESSIAH, THE PRINCE OF PEACE, THE SON OF GOD,
  • 00:10:51.240 --> 00:10:53.140
  • THE BREAD OF LIFE, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, THE
  • 00:10:53.170 --> 00:10:55.000
  • WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE, THE LION OF THE
  • 00:10:55.030 --> 00:10:56.270
  • TRIBE OF JUDAH, THE DOOR FOR HIS SHEEP, THE
  • 00:10:57.000 --> 00:10:58.190
  • SHEPHERD WHO LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS LAMBS,
  • 00:10:58.220 --> 00:11:00.080
  • THE VINE WHO GIVES FRUIT TO HIS BRANCHES, THE WORD
  • 00:11:00.110 --> 00:11:02.060
  • OF GOD MADE FLESH, THE ALPHA, THE OMEGA,
  • 00:11:02.090 --> 00:11:04.030
  • THE BEGINNING, THE END, THE RESURRECTION AND THE
  • 00:11:04.060 --> 00:11:05.290
  • LIFE, THE PRINCE OF THE KINGS OF THE EARTH, THE
  • 00:11:06.020 --> 00:11:07.070
  • AMEN, THE ROOT OF DAVID, THE MAN CHILD, THE
  • 00:11:07.100 --> 00:11:09.200
  • BEGINNING OF GOD'S CREATION, HE WHO WIELDS
  • 00:11:09.230 --> 00:11:11.180
  • AND BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR, HE WHO HOLDS THE
  • 00:11:11.210 --> 00:11:13.190
  • DOUBLE EDGED SWORD, THE CAPTAIN OF OUR SALVATION,
  • 00:11:13.220 --> 00:11:15.100
  • THE IMAGE OF THE INVINCIBLE GOD AND THE
  • 00:11:15.130 --> 00:11:17.010
  • ANCHOR OF HOPE.
  • 00:11:17.040 --> 00:11:17.280
  • COME ON!
  • 00:11:18.010 --> 00:11:18.290
  • [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:11:19.020 --> 00:11:20.240
  • KNOWING HE'S OUR LEADER HE CAN MAKE BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:11:20.270 --> 00:11:25.110
  • THINGS OUT OF DUST, AND THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.
  • 00:11:25.140 --> 00:11:27.190
  • HE TAKES DUST AND HE MAKES US.
  • 00:11:27.220 --> 00:11:31.200
  • I WALKED BY THIS GUY WHO WAS LIKE A REALLY MANLY
  • 00:11:31.230 --> 00:11:35.060
  • MAN IN THE AIRPORT, AND HE HAD THIS SHIRT ON, HE
  • 00:11:35.090 --> 00:11:39.060
  • WAS LIKE A CARPENTER OR SOMETHING, AND IT SAID,
  • 00:11:39.090 --> 00:11:42.250
  • SAWDUST?
  • 00:11:42.280 --> 00:11:44.160
  • LIKE HE OBVIOUSLY WORKED IN SAWDUST LIKE WITH HIS
  • 00:11:44.190 --> 00:11:46.020
  • HANDS, LIKE, YOU KNOW, LIKE A BLUE COLLAR
  • 00:11:46.050 --> 00:11:48.100
  • LABORER, AND SHIRT SAID, SAWDUST?
  • 00:11:48.130 --> 00:11:50.100
  • YOU MEAN GLITTER.
  • 00:11:50.130 --> 00:11:52.200
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:11:52.230 --> 00:11:54.130
  • AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE LORD DOES.
  • 00:11:54.160 --> 00:11:56.170
  • I'M JUST MADE OF DUST.
  • 00:11:56.200 --> 00:11:58.250
  • THE LORD IS LIKE, YOU MEAN GLITTER?
  • 00:11:58.280 --> 00:12:00.200
  • I'M A CARPENTER.
  • 00:12:00.230 --> 00:12:02.120
  • I'M A CARPENTER JESUS WOULD SAY, AND I KNOW
  • 00:12:02.150 --> 00:12:04.290
  • YOUR FRAME IS BUT DUST, BUT YOU WATCH WHAT I CAN
  • 00:12:05.020 --> 00:12:07.080
  • DO WITH DUST.
  • 00:12:07.110 --> 00:12:08.080
  • ARE YOU PICKING UP WHAT I'M THROWING DOWN?
  • 00:12:08.110 --> 00:12:10.000
  • OUT OF THE DUST OF THING EARTH HE CAN MAKE HUMANS.
  • 00:12:10.030 --> 00:12:11.250
  • YOU SAY BEN, I CAN'T BE A LEADER.
  • 00:12:11.280 --> 00:12:13.260
  • I HAVE TOO MANY SCARS.
  • 00:12:13.290 --> 00:12:15.020
  • HE TURNS YOUR -- AS MY BROTHER SAID, HE TURNS
  • 00:12:15.050 --> 00:12:17.020
  • YOUR SCARS INTO STARS.
  • 00:12:17.050 --> 00:12:19.190
  • AND MY ENCOURAGEMENT FOR YOU IS THAT YOU WOULD BE
  • 00:12:19.220 --> 00:12:21.140
  • THE LEADER HE CALLED YOU TO BE, BUT THE WAY WE
  • 00:12:21.170 --> 00:12:23.060
  • BECOME LEADERS IS BY LOOKING AT JESUS, THE
  • 00:12:23.090 --> 00:12:25.060
  • AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH.
  • 00:12:25.090 --> 00:12:26.150
  • WOULD YOU LOOK AT MARK 10: 32?
  • 00:12:26.180 --> 00:12:29.190
  • MARK 10: 32.
  • 00:12:29.220 --> 00:12:32.040
  • AND THIS IS JUST SO GOOD, MAN.
  • 00:12:32.070 --> 00:12:34.200
  • WE'RE GOING TO STUDY FROM THE LIFE OF JESUS HOW WE
  • 00:12:34.230 --> 00:12:38.210
  • CAN REALLY TAKE THE NEXT LEVEL OF LEADERSHIP.
  • 00:12:38.240 --> 00:12:42.090
  • MARK 10: 32 SAYS, IF YOU'RE THERE WOULD YOU
  • 00:12:42.120 --> 00:12:50.110
  • PLEASE SAY GLITTER?
  • 00:12:50.140 --> 00:12:51.270
  • - CONGREGATION: GLITTER.
  • 00:12:52.000 --> 00:12:53.100
  • - IF YOU'RE THERE, WOULD YOU PLEASE SAY
  • 00:12:53.130 --> 00:12:54.090
  • GLAMBURGER?
  • 00:12:54.120 --> 00:12:55.120
  • - CONGREGATION: GLAMBURGER.
  • 00:12:55.150 --> 00:12:57.110
  • - I DON'T KNOW WHY.
  • 00:12:57.140 --> 00:12:58.120
  • I JUST THINK THAT WORD IS AWESOME.
  • 00:12:58.150 --> 00:13:00.080
  • OKAY.
  • 00:13:00.110 --> 00:13:01.260
  • VERSE 32 OF MARK 10, THEY WERE NOW ON THE WAY
  • 00:13:01.290 --> 00:13:06.140
  • UP TO JERUSALEM.
  • 00:13:06.170 --> 00:13:08.090
  • LOOK AT THIS KEY PHRASE.
  • 00:13:08.120 --> 00:13:09.210
  • AND JESUS WAS WALKING AHEAD OF THEM.
  • 00:13:09.240 --> 00:13:12.260
  • THE DISCIPLES WERE FILLED WITH AWE, AND THE PEOPLE
  • 00:13:12.290 --> 00:13:16.200
  • FOLLOWING BEHIND WERE OVERWHELMED WITH FEAR.
  • 00:13:16.230 --> 00:13:19.030
  • TAKING THE 12 DISCIPLES ASIDE, JESUS ONCE MORE
  • 00:13:19.060 --> 00:13:21.220
  • BEGAN TO DESCRIBE EVERYTHING THAT WAS ABOUT
  • 00:13:21.250 --> 00:13:24.020
  • TO HAPPEN TO HIM.
  • 00:13:24.050 --> 00:13:26.010
  • NOW, LOOK AT THAT PHRASE AT THE BEGINNING
  • 00:13:26.040 --> 00:13:27.220
  • OF MARK 10:32.
  • 00:13:27.250 --> 00:13:28.270
  • AS THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY UP TO JERUSALEM, JESUS
  • 00:13:29.000 --> 00:13:31.090
  • WAS WALKING AHEAD OF THEM.
  • 00:13:31.120 --> 00:13:34.170
  • THEN JESUS PULLS HIS FOLLOWERS ASIDE, AND HE
  • 00:13:34.200 --> 00:13:37.080
  • SAYS, LISTEN, I'M GOING TO SUFFER, I'M GOING TO
  • 00:13:37.110 --> 00:13:40.120
  • BE CRUCIFIED, BUT THREE DAYS LATER LIKE ARNOLD
  • 00:13:40.150 --> 00:13:43.040
  • SCHWARZENEGGER, I'LL BE BACK!
  • 00:13:43.070 --> 00:13:46.090
  • AND THIS CARPENTER, HE LOVED TO DEAL IN WOOD,
  • 00:13:46.120 --> 00:13:48.170
  • AND SO HE WENT TO A WOODEN CROSS AND HE BEAT
  • 00:13:48.200 --> 00:13:50.070
  • DEATH WITH A STICK!
  • 00:13:50.100 --> 00:13:52.090
  • AND HE SAYS I'M GOING TO THE CROSS, BUT I'M GOING
  • 00:13:52.120 --> 00:13:54.210
  • TO BEAT DEATH WITH A STICK.
  • 00:13:54.240 --> 00:13:56.280
  • AND I'M GOING TO BE THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF
  • 00:13:57.010 --> 00:13:58.130
  • JUDAH WHO ROARS AGAINST THE ENEMY WHO PAWNS
  • 00:13:58.160 --> 00:14:00.020
  • HIMSELF OFF LIKE HE'S A ROARING LION, BUT REALLY
  • 00:14:00.050 --> 00:14:02.180
  • HE HAS NO POWER.
  • 00:14:02.210 --> 00:14:03.290
  • HE'S A DEFEATED FOE.
  • 00:14:04.020 --> 00:14:05.160
  • AND IF YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING TO YOUR ENEMY,
  • 00:14:05.190 --> 00:14:07.050
  • YOU BETTER WRITE IT ON YOUR SNEAKERS BECAUSE
  • 00:14:07.080 --> 00:14:08.210
  • HE'S UNDER YOUR FEET, PSALM 114.
  • 00:14:08.240 --> 00:14:11.050
  • I'M GOING TO BEAT DEATH.
  • 00:14:11.080 --> 00:14:13.020
  • I'M GOING TO DEFEAT OUR FOES, AND I'M GOING
  • 00:14:13.050 --> 00:14:14.110
  • TO COME BACK.
  • 00:14:14.140 --> 00:14:15.170
  • I'M GOING TO SUFFER ON THE WAY THERE.
  • 00:14:15.200 --> 00:14:17.180
  • BUT THE INTERESTING THING TO ME ABOUT THE TEXT WHEN
  • 00:14:17.210 --> 00:14:19.290
  • IT COMES TO LEADERSHIP THAT I WANT TO POINT OUT
  • 00:14:20.020 --> 00:14:21.110
  • IS THAT THIS LITTLE PHRASE THAT SOMETIMES WE
  • 00:14:21.140 --> 00:14:24.170
  • SKIP OVER, THERE'S A LOT OF MEANING HERE.
  • 00:14:24.200 --> 00:14:27.090
  • IT SAYS JESUS WAS WALKING AHEAD OF THEM.
  • 00:14:27.120 --> 00:14:30.100
  • JESUS WASN'T JUST WALKING WITH HIS DISCIPLES,
  • 00:14:30.130 --> 00:14:33.270
  • HIS POSSE.
  • 00:14:34.000 --> 00:14:35.020
  • HE WAS WALKING AHEAD OF THEM.
  • 00:14:35.050 --> 00:14:38.160
  • HE WAS WALKING A DIFFERENCE AHEAD OF THEM.
  • 00:14:38.190 --> 00:14:41.020
  • THAT'S SO IMPORTANT WITH LEADERSHIP.
  • 00:14:41.050 --> 00:14:42.180
  • LISTEN, WHEN IT COMES TO LEADERSHIP, LEADING YOUR
  • 00:14:42.210 --> 00:14:44.190
  • FAMILY, LEADING A BUSINESS, LEADING A SMALL
  • 00:14:44.220 --> 00:14:47.020
  • GROUP, LEADING YOUR TEAM, BEING A LEADER AT SCHOOL,
  • 00:14:47.050 --> 00:14:49.230
  • WE'RE ALL CALLED TO BE LEADERS.
  • 00:14:49.260 --> 00:14:51.070
  • LISTEN, WE HAVE TO BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO RELATE
  • 00:14:51.100 --> 00:14:54.120
  • BUT FAR ENOUGH TO MOTIVATE.
  • 00:14:54.150 --> 00:14:58.140
  • THANK YOU, PETER, FOR LETTING ME STEAL THAT QUOTE.
  • 00:14:58.170 --> 00:15:00.190
  • YOU HAVE TO BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO RELATE BUT FAR
  • 00:15:00.220 --> 00:15:04.160
  • ENOUGH TO MOTIVATE.
  • 00:15:04.190 --> 00:15:06.080
  • JESUS WASN'T SO FAR AHEAD, THEY WERE LIKE,
  • 00:15:06.110 --> 00:15:08.250
  • WHERE ARE YOU?
  • 00:15:08.280 --> 00:15:09.290
  • WE CAN'T FIND YOU?
  • 00:15:10.020 --> 00:15:11.260
  • NOR IS HE SO CLOSE THEY WERE LIKE HEY, JESUS IS
  • 00:15:11.290 --> 00:15:13.050
  • MY HOME BOY.
  • 00:15:13.080 --> 00:15:14.250
  • HE HAD THIS PERFECT BALANCE OF YES, HE WAS
  • 00:15:14.280 --> 00:15:17.010
  • WITH THEM, BUT THEY WERE ALSO KIND OF LIKE AFRAID
  • 00:15:17.040 --> 00:15:18.240
  • TO ASK HIM QUESTIONS SOMETIMES.
  • 00:15:18.270 --> 00:15:21.050
  • BUT THEN OTHER TIMES JOHN WOULD JUST LEAN ON HIS CHEST.
  • 00:15:21.080 --> 00:15:24.070
  • JESUS HAD THIS VERY AMAZING ABILITY TO WALK
  • 00:15:24.100 --> 00:15:26.030
  • AHEAD OF PEOPLE BUT ALSO WITH THEM.
  • 00:15:26.060 --> 00:15:28.200
  • WE GOT TO BE LEARN TO BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO RELATE
  • 00:15:28.230 --> 00:15:30.170
  • BUT FAR ENOUGH TO MOTIVATE.
  • 00:15:30.200 --> 00:15:34.050
  • AND WHAT THAT MEANS IS SOMETIMES AS LEADERS WHEN
  • 00:15:34.080 --> 00:15:37.290
  • WE'RE WALKING AHEAD OF PEOPLE, WHEN WE'RE NOT
  • 00:15:38.020 --> 00:15:40.140
  • MEN AND WOMEN OF CONVENIENCE BUT MEN AND
  • 00:15:40.170 --> 00:15:41.260
  • WOMEN OF CONVICTION, IT WILL BE LONELY BY NATURE
  • 00:15:41.290 --> 00:15:46.030
  • TO BE A LEADER BECAUSE THE VERY DEFINITION OF A
  • 00:15:46.060 --> 00:15:48.260
  • LEADER IS THAT HE OR SHE IS WALKING AHEAD OF
  • 00:15:48.290 --> 00:15:50.140
  • PEOPLE, AND SOMETIMES THAT CAN FEEL LONELY TO
  • 00:15:50.170 --> 00:15:53.220
  • BE AN INFLUENCER BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO YOU
  • 00:15:53.250 --> 00:15:56.190
  • RATHER THAN YOU LEANING ON PEOPLE.
  • 00:15:56.220 --> 00:15:59.180
  • SOMEBODY TOLD ME YESTERDAY, THEY WERE
  • 00:15:59.210 --> 00:16:01.040
  • LIKE, BEN, IS IT HARD SOMETIMES WHEN YOU'RE
  • 00:16:01.070 --> 00:16:02.290
  • ALWAYS TRYING TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE?
  • 00:16:03.020 --> 00:16:06.180
  • AND YET SOMETIMES YOU NEED ENCOURAGEMENT.
  • 00:16:06.210 --> 00:16:08.230
  • AND I SAID, WELL, ACTUALLY, WHEN I
  • 00:16:08.260 --> 00:16:10.090
  • ENCOURAGE PEOPLE, I ENCOURAGE MYSELF BECAUSE
  • 00:16:10.120 --> 00:16:13.170
  • THOSE WHO WATER OTHERS, THE BIBLE SAYS, WILL
  • 00:16:13.200 --> 00:16:15.060
  • THEMSELVES BE WATERED.
  • 00:16:15.090 --> 00:16:16.260
  • BUT THERE ARE TIMES, AND SOMETIMES YOU'RE LIKE
  • 00:16:16.290 --> 00:16:18.190
  • MAN, I FEEL KIND OF ALONE OUT HERE, BUT THAT'S OKAY
  • 00:16:18.220 --> 00:16:21.130
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE STAGE IS A WOODEN FLOOR, YOUR STAGE
  • 00:16:21.160 --> 00:16:25.140
  • IS A WOODEN FLOOR BENEATH BENT KNEES FOR AN
  • 00:16:25.170 --> 00:16:29.100
  • AUDIENCE OF ONE, SON.
  • 00:16:29.130 --> 00:16:32.240
  • YOUR FLOOR, YOUR STAGE, YOUR PLATFORM IS A
  • 00:16:32.270 --> 00:16:35.140
  • WOODEN FLOOR.
  • 00:16:35.170 --> 00:16:36.240
  • YOUR PLATFORM IS A WOODEN FORM BENEATH BENT KNEES
  • 00:16:36.270 --> 00:16:39.020
  • FOR AN AUDIENCE OF ONE, SON.
  • 00:16:39.050 --> 00:16:40.250
  • SO TO BE LEADERS, WE HAVE TO BE VERY SPECIFIC
  • 00:16:40.280 --> 00:16:45.000
  • BECAUSE I WANT TO GET REALLY PRACTICAL AND PUT
  • 00:16:45.030 --> 00:16:47.000
  • FEET TO OUR FAITH AND PUT WHEELS ON THE LEADERSHIP
  • 00:16:47.030 --> 00:16:49.200
  • OF JESUS BECAUSE GENERAL GOALS NEVER LEAD TO
  • 00:16:49.230 --> 00:16:51.100
  • SPECIFIC CHANGES.
  • 00:16:51.130 --> 00:16:52.200
  • EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY GENERAL GOALS [ REPEATING ]
  • 00:16:52.230 --> 00:16:55.150
  • NEVER LEAD TO SPECIFIC CHANGES [ REPEATING ]
  • 00:16:55.180 --> 00:16:59.100
  • SO TO FIND A LIFE OF SIGNIFICANCE, YOU'VE GOT
  • 00:16:59.130 --> 00:17:01.260
  • TO BE INTENTIONAL.
  • 00:17:01.290 --> 00:17:03.090
  • YOU DON'T BECOME A LEADER BY ACCIDENT
  • 00:17:03.120 --> 00:17:05.080
  • BUT BY APPOINTMENT.
  • 00:17:05.110 --> 00:17:07.090
  • AND SO ONE OF THE THINGS MY POPS HAS TAUGHT ME
  • 00:17:07.120 --> 00:17:10.030
  • OVER THE YEARS IS IT'S NOT HOW MUCH YOU KNOW.
  • 00:17:10.060 --> 00:17:12.070
  • IT'S HOW WELL YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW.
  • 00:17:12.100 --> 00:17:14.110
  • OUR GENERATION HAS A GREAT BREADTH OF
  • 00:17:14.140 --> 00:17:17.150
  • KNOWLEDGE BECAUSE WE HAVE THE INTERNET, BUT IT USED
  • 00:17:17.180 --> 00:17:19.020
  • TO BE THAT WISER MEN AND WOMEN HAD DEPTH OF
  • 00:17:19.050 --> 00:17:22.280
  • KNOWLEDGE BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY READ BOOKS.
  • 00:17:23.010 --> 00:17:25.240
  • AND IT'S NOT ALWAYS HOW MUCH YOU KNOW.
  • 00:17:25.270 --> 00:17:27.160
  • IT'S HOW WELL YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW.
  • 00:17:27.190 --> 00:17:28.240
  • I THINK ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS FROM THE
  • 00:17:28.270 --> 00:17:30.290
  • 1800'S, STUDY IN SCARLET BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN
  • 00:17:31.020 --> 00:17:34.290
  • DOYLE, THE AUTHOR OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.
  • 00:17:35.020 --> 00:17:36.260
  • SHERLOCK HOLMES IS TALKING TO DOCTOR WATSON
  • 00:17:36.290 --> 00:17:38.070
  • IN THE BOOK, AND DOCTOR WATSON, I LOVED
  • 00:17:38.100 --> 00:17:40.080
  • READING THIS, DOCTOR WATSON SAID SHERLOCK, YOU'RE
  • 00:17:40.110 --> 00:17:43.080
  • THE MOST BRILLIANT MAN I KNOW.
  • 00:17:43.110 --> 00:17:44.280
  • BUT YOU DON'T REALIZE THAT THE EARTH REVOLVES
  • 00:17:45.010 --> 00:17:46.140
  • AROUND THE SUN!
  • 00:17:46.170 --> 00:17:48.080
  • HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
  • 00:17:48.110 --> 00:17:51.050
  • LIKE YOU'RE SHERLOCK HOLMES, AND YOU DON'T
  • 00:17:51.080 --> 00:17:52.230
  • KNOW THAT THE EARTH REVOLVES AROUND THE SUN?
  • 00:17:52.260 --> 00:17:54.110
  • AND SHERLOCK REPLIED, THE MIND IS LIKE AN ATTIC.
  • 00:17:54.140 --> 00:18:00.120
  • IT CAN ONLY FIT A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF CONTENT INSIDE,
  • 00:18:00.150 --> 00:18:03.020
  • AND IF YOU FILL IT WITH RUBBISH, IT'S HARDER TO
  • 00:18:03.050 --> 00:18:06.010
  • GET AT THE USEFUL STUFF.
  • 00:18:06.040 --> 00:18:09.110
  • WHAT ARE WE FILLING OUR MINDS WITH EVERY DAY?
  • 00:18:09.140 --> 00:18:12.030
  • A LOT OF IT'S RUBBISH, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:18:12.060 --> 00:18:14.010
  • WE NEED TO BE VERY INTENTIONAL ABOUT WHAT
  • 00:18:14.040 --> 00:18:16.140
  • WE'RE PUTTING IN OUR MINDS, SO THAT'S WHY I
  • 00:18:16.170 --> 00:18:18.250
  • WANT TO PUT IN OUR MINDS SEVEN KEYS OF
  • 00:18:18.280 --> 00:18:21.020
  • JESUS' LEADERSHIP.
  • 00:18:21.050 --> 00:18:22.050
  • THESE ARE NOT EXHAUSTIVE OR COMPREHENSIVE.
  • 00:18:22.080 --> 00:18:23.280
  • JUST SEVEN THINGS WE'RE GOING TO POINT OUT FROM
  • 00:18:24.010 --> 00:18:25.190
  • THE LEADERSHIP OF JESUS HOW WE CAN LEARN TO
  • 00:18:25.220 --> 00:18:27.070
  • FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS, BUT FIRST, I JUST WANT TO
  • 00:18:27.100 --> 00:18:29.200
  • HONOR MY POPS WHO IS ONE OF THE GREAT LEADERS IN
  • 00:18:29.230 --> 00:18:33.220
  • MY LIFE AND IN SO MANY PEOPLE'S LIVES, AND HE'S
  • 00:18:33.250 --> 00:18:37.060
  • JUST BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE OF LEADING ME, AND
  • 00:18:37.090 --> 00:18:39.090
  • THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BOSS AND A LEADER.
  • 00:18:39.120 --> 00:18:41.090
  • WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A
  • 00:18:41.120 --> 00:18:43.060
  • BOSS AND A LEADER.
  • 00:18:43.090 --> 00:18:44.110
  • MY DAD ALTHOUGH HE'S TECHNICALLY THE BOSS HERE
  • 00:18:44.140 --> 00:18:46.120
  • AT APPLEGATE, HE'S BEEN MORE OF A LEADER THAN A BOSS.
  • 00:18:46.150 --> 00:18:49.020
  • AND I THINK THAT'S WHY IT'S ONE OF THE REASONS
  • 00:18:49.050 --> 00:18:52.120
  • THE LORD HAS USED HIM TO GET SO MUCH DONE.
  • 00:18:52.150 --> 00:18:53.280
  • BUT I WANT TO PLAY FOR YOU A GOOD EXAMPLE OF
  • 00:18:54.010 --> 00:18:57.040
  • JUST KIND OF MY DAD'S LEADERSHIP.
  • 00:18:57.070 --> 00:18:58.170
  • HE'S BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE OF US STARTING THIS
  • 00:18:58.200 --> 00:18:59.280
  • HILLSONG TV SHOW.
  • 00:19:00.030 --> 00:19:01.090
  • AND I WANT TO PLAY FOR YOU A LITTLE CLIP OF MY
  • 00:19:01.120 --> 00:19:04.010
  • DAD'S AWESOME ACTING SKILLS AND LEADERSHIP
  • 00:19:04.040 --> 00:19:08.060
  • SKILLS [ LAUGHTER ] WHEN IT COMES TO THIS
  • 00:19:08.090 --> 00:19:10.020
  • TV COMMERCIAL.
  • 00:19:10.050 --> 00:19:11.100
  • SO GUYS, LET'S WATCH THIS QUICK COMMERCIAL AND THEN
  • 00:19:11.130 --> 00:19:12.250
  • I'LL CONTINUE.
  • 00:19:12.280 --> 00:19:14.150
  • AND I'D LIKE TO WELCOME YOU TO JOIN ME, BEN
  • 00:19:14.180 --> 00:19:16.240
  • COURSON WITH HOPE GENERATION, HERE ON THE
  • 00:19:16.270 --> 00:19:19.240
  • HILLSONG CHANNEL.
  • 00:19:19.270 --> 00:19:21.120
  • - AND FOR YOU YOUNGER GUYS, IF YOU MISSED THAT,
  • 00:19:21.150 --> 00:19:25.140
  • TUNE INTO SEARCHLIGHT ON RADIO KAPL IN
  • 00:19:25.170 --> 00:19:30.140
  • APPLEGATE, OREGON.
  • 00:19:30.170 --> 00:19:32.010
  • - AM1300. [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:19:32.040 --> 00:19:33.220
  • - DON'T MISS IT!
  • 00:19:33.250 --> 00:19:34.170
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:19:34.200 --> 00:19:38.290
  • - SO AWESOME JOB, DAD.
  • 00:19:39.020 --> 00:19:42.160
  • I THINK YOU GET AN OSCAR FOR THAT.
  • 00:19:42.190 --> 00:19:44.200
  • ONLY MY DAD WOULD BLOOPER BOMB A TV COMMERCIAL.
  • 00:19:44.230 --> 00:19:49.110
  • I JUST LOVE IT.
  • 00:19:49.140 --> 00:19:50.250
  • AND HE'S BEEN A LEADER FOR ME, AND THAT'S WHY I
  • 00:19:50.280 --> 00:19:52.200
  • JUST WANT TO SHOUT HIM OUT AND GIVE HONOR TO
  • 00:19:52.230 --> 00:19:53.290
  • WHERE HONOR IS DUE AND HE'S BEEN SUCH A
  • 00:19:54.020 --> 00:19:55.180
  • SUPPORTIVE LEADER IN MY LIFE AND IN THE LIFE OF
  • 00:19:55.210 --> 00:19:58.010
  • ALL OF US HERE AT APPLEGATE AND FAR BEYOND.
  • 00:19:58.040 --> 00:20:00.080
  • AND HE'S NOT -- HE DOESN'T ACT LIKE A BOSS EVEN
  • 00:20:00.110 --> 00:20:02.260
  • THOUGH HE IS ONE.
  • 00:20:02.290 --> 00:20:04.040
  • HE ACTS LIKE A LEADER, AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO
  • 00:20:04.070 --> 00:20:05.180
  • TALK TO YOU ABOUT TONIGHT, HOW WE CAN BE A
  • 00:20:05.210 --> 00:20:07.130
  • LEADER MORE THAN A BOSS, OKAY?
  • 00:20:07.160 --> 00:20:09.170
  • SO SEVEN THINGS THAT WE'RE GOING TO LEARN FROM
  • 00:20:09.200 --> 00:20:10.270
  • THE LIFE OF JESUS.
  • 00:20:11.000 --> 00:20:12.000
  • NUMBER ONE, A BOSS HAS A TITLE.
  • 00:20:12.030 --> 00:20:14.090
  • A LEADER HAS THE PEOPLE, OKAY?
  • 00:20:14.120 --> 00:20:15.260
  • NUMBER ONE, A BOSS HAS A TITLE.
  • 00:20:15.290 --> 00:20:17.170
  • A LEADER HAS THE PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:17.200 --> 00:20:19.070
  • THIS IS WHAT JESUS DID.
  • 00:20:19.100 --> 00:20:22.010
  • HE NEVER THREW AROUND HIS TITLE AT PEOPLE, LIKE
  • 00:20:22.040 --> 00:20:24.270
  • HEY, YOU GUYS BETTER KNOW THAT I'M THE BOSS HERE!
  • 00:20:25.000 --> 00:20:30.110
  • HE HAD THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE RATHER THAN JUST
  • 00:20:30.140 --> 00:20:32.150
  • THROWING AROUND HIS TITLE AT PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:32.180 --> 00:20:35.090
  • A BOSS HAS A TITLE.
  • 00:20:35.120 --> 00:20:36.180
  • A LEADER HAS THE PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:36.210 --> 00:20:37.190
  • THE MINUTE I START THROWING AROUND MY TITLE
  • 00:20:37.220 --> 00:20:39.090
  • AT PEOPLE, I KNOW I'VE LOST THEIR HEART.
  • 00:20:39.120 --> 00:20:43.050
  • WE DO NOT REQUIRE.
  • 00:20:43.080 --> 00:20:44.040
  • WE INSPIRE.
  • 00:20:44.070 --> 00:20:45.040
  • DO YOU HEAR ME?
  • 00:20:45.070 --> 00:20:46.060
  • WE DO NOT REQUIRE.
  • 00:20:46.090 --> 00:20:47.090
  • WE INSPIRE.
  • 00:20:47.120 --> 00:20:48.090
  • THAT WILL ALWAYS GO FURTHER BECAUSE GRACE
  • 00:20:48.120 --> 00:20:49.210
  • ALWAYS GOES FURTHER THAN LAW.
  • 00:20:49.240 --> 00:20:52.040
  • NO, THE INTERESTING THING IS THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED
  • 00:20:52.070 --> 00:20:53.290
  • IN JESUS' LIFE.
  • 00:20:54.020 --> 00:20:55.030
  • JOHN 12: 19 SAYS, THEN THE PHARISEES SAID TO
  • 00:20:55.060 --> 00:20:57.130
  • EACH OTHER, THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO!
  • 00:20:57.160 --> 00:21:00.150
  • THEY TRIED TO KILL HIM.
  • 00:21:00.180 --> 00:21:01.180
  • AND THEY WERE LIKE, THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO!
  • 00:21:01.210 --> 00:21:04.000
  • LOOK. EVERYONE HAS GONE AFTER HIM.
  • 00:21:04.030 --> 00:21:08.200
  • EVERYONE'S HEARTS THEY'RE INVESTED IN JESUS.
  • 00:21:08.230 --> 00:21:12.130
  • WE TRIED TO KILL HIM, BUT GOD'S GOT HIS ANOINTING
  • 00:21:12.160 --> 00:21:14.220
  • ON HIS SON, AND WE CAN'T TOUCH HIM.
  • 00:21:14.250 --> 00:21:17.150
  • AND THE SAME IS TRUE FOR YOU AS A CHILD OF GOD.
  • 00:21:17.180 --> 00:21:18.260
  • NOBODY CAN TOUCH YOU.
  • 00:21:18.290 --> 00:21:20.220
  • MAN, I HAVE PEOPLE WHO JUST WANT TO TAKE ME DOWN
  • 00:21:20.250 --> 00:21:24.110
  • FOR NO REASON SOMETIMES.
  • 00:21:24.140 --> 00:21:27.210
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:21:27.240 --> 00:21:30.090
  • AND I HOPE THEY'RE NOT AT JOURNEY OF HOPE, AND I'M
  • 00:21:30.120 --> 00:21:32.150
  • DEALING WITH THAT RIGHT NOW, OF A GUY WHO HAS
  • 00:21:32.180 --> 00:21:36.130
  • HATED MY FAMILY FOR DECADES AND TRULY TRYING
  • 00:21:36.160 --> 00:21:39.230
  • TO JUST TAKE ME DOWN.
  • 00:21:39.260 --> 00:21:41.020
  • AND THE FACT IS, LIKE, I JUST LEARNED -I THINK
  • 00:21:41.050 --> 00:21:44.010
  • IT'S FUNNY NOW BECAUSE THERE COMES A POINT WHERE
  • 00:21:44.040 --> 00:21:46.040
  • YOU TAKE A WHOLE LOT MORE THINGS -- TAKE A WHOLE LOT
  • 00:21:46.070 --> 00:21:48.050
  • MORE THINGS A WHOLE LOT LESS SERIOUSLY.
  • 00:21:48.080 --> 00:21:51.030
  • BUT THAT'S WHAT GOD DOES.
  • 00:21:51.060 --> 00:21:53.160
  • PSALM 37 SAYS, WHEN THE WICKED GNASH THEIR TEETH
  • 00:21:53.190 --> 00:21:54.290
  • AGAINST THE JUST AND PLOT AGAINST THEM, THE LORD
  • 00:21:55.020 --> 00:21:58.090
  • LAUGHS BECAUSE HE KNOWS THEIR END.
  • 00:21:58.120 --> 00:22:00.150
  • GOD ACTUALLY LAUGHS WHEN PEOPLE PLOT AGAINST YOU
  • 00:22:00.180 --> 00:22:03.090
  • BECAUSE HE'S LIKE, IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK OUT
  • 00:22:03.120 --> 00:22:05.010
  • WELL FOR YOUR ENEMIES.
  • 00:22:05.040 --> 00:22:07.210
  • SO SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOT TO LAUGH BECAUSE I GET
  • 00:22:07.240 --> 00:22:09.100
  • STRESSED WHEN I HAVE ENEMIES THAT WANT TO TAKE
  • 00:22:09.130 --> 00:22:11.080
  • ME DOWN, BUT I JUST GOT TO LEARN TO LAUGH.
  • 00:22:11.110 --> 00:22:13.190
  • THAT'S WHAT GOD DOES, HE LAUGHS.
  • 00:22:13.220 --> 00:22:15.240
  • AND THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THEY TRIED TO
  • 00:22:15.270 --> 00:22:17.160
  • TAKE DOWN JESUS, BUT THE PHARISEES ARE LIKE, WHAT
  • 00:22:17.190 --> 00:22:19.270
  • ARE WE GOING TO DO?
  • 00:22:20.000 --> 00:22:21.050
  • EVERYONE HAS GONE AFTER HIM!
  • 00:22:21.080 --> 00:22:22.180
  • ONE TIME A ROMAN LYNCH MOB TRIED TO ARREST JESUS.
  • 00:22:22.210 --> 00:22:25.060
  • THEY CAME BACK EMPTY HANDED, AND THEIR
  • 00:22:25.090 --> 00:22:27.030
  • AUTHORITY SAID, WHY COULDN'T YOU ARREST HIM?
  • 00:22:27.060 --> 00:22:30.270
  • AND THIS WAS THE SOLDIERS 'S EXCUSES.
  • 00:22:31.000 --> 00:22:32.250
  • THEY SAID, NO ONE EVER SPOKE LIKE HIM!
  • 00:22:32.280 --> 00:22:34.260
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:22:34.290 --> 00:22:37.290
  • A GOLDEN THROAT AND A SILVER TONGUE.
  • 00:22:38.020 --> 00:22:40.050
  • CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING A COP AND YOU HAD TO ARREST
  • 00:22:40.080 --> 00:22:42.060
  • SOMEBODY, AND YOU DON'T, AND YOU COME BACK TO YOUR
  • 00:22:42.090 --> 00:22:44.140
  • CEO, AND HE SAY, SORRY, I COULDN'T PUT HIM IN
  • 00:22:44.170 --> 00:22:46.230
  • CUFFS BECAUSE HE'S SUCH A SMOOTH TALKER?
  • 00:22:46.260 --> 00:22:49.250
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:22:49.280 --> 00:22:52.180
  • JESUS DOESN'T HAVE AN AK-47, BUT HE DOES HAVE
  • 00:22:52.210 --> 00:22:54.060
  • A JOHN 3: 16, AND THE WEAPONS OF HIS WARFARE
  • 00:22:54.090 --> 00:22:57.020
  • PULL DOWN STRONGHOLDS.
  • 00:22:57.050 --> 00:22:59.020
  • CAN I GET AN AMEN?
  • 00:22:59.050 --> 00:23:00.060
  • [ LIGHT APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:23:00.090 --> 00:23:01.030
  • I HATE GOLF CLAPS.
  • 00:23:01.060 --> 00:23:02.010
  • CAN SOMEBODY TURN IT UP FOR THE LORD?
  • 00:23:02.040 --> 00:23:02.160
  • [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:23:02.190 --> 00:23:05.160
  • SO WE CAN'T EVEN TOUCH THEM, THEY SAID.
  • 00:23:05.190 --> 00:23:08.260
  • EVERYONE'S HEART GOES AFTER HIM.
  • 00:23:08.290 --> 00:23:10.220
  • WHY?
  • 00:23:10.250 --> 00:23:11.220
  • BECAUSE A BOSS HAS A TITLE.
  • 00:23:11.250 --> 00:23:13.060
  • WE DON'T WANT TO BE BOSSES.
  • 00:23:13.090 --> 00:23:14.290
  • A LEADER HAS THE PEOPLE.
  • 00:23:15.020 --> 00:23:16.280
  • THAT'S WHAT WE'RE CALLED TO BE.
  • 00:23:17.010 --> 00:23:18.020
  • WE'RE CALLED TO BE LEADERS.
  • 00:23:18.050 --> 00:23:20.080
  • POSITION MAY GIVE YOU POWER TO CONTROL, BUT
  • 00:23:20.110 --> 00:23:22.260
  • TRUST WILL GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO LEAD.
  • 00:23:22.290 --> 00:23:26.230
  • POSITION MAY GIVE YOU POWER TO CONTROL, BUT
  • 00:23:26.260 --> 00:23:30.170
  • TRUST WILL GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO LEAD.
  • 00:23:30.200 --> 00:23:32.120
  • NOW, REALLY I'VE BEEN STUDYING LEADERSHIP A LOT
  • 00:23:32.150 --> 00:23:34.140
  • OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS BECAUSE I'M TRYING TO
  • 00:23:34.170 --> 00:23:36.080
  • LEARN HOW TO BE A LEADER OF HOPE GENERATION, AND
  • 00:23:36.110 --> 00:23:38.100
  • SINCE WE'RE A NEW SORT OF ENTITY, I'M REALLY GIVING
  • 00:23:38.130 --> 00:23:41.030
  • THIS MESSAGE FOR MYSELF AND LEARNING HOW TO DO
  • 00:23:41.060 --> 00:23:43.000
  • THIS, BUT POSITION MAY GIVE YOU POWER TO
  • 00:23:43.030 --> 00:23:46.160
  • CONTROL, BUT WHEN YOU TRUST, IT GIVES YOU
  • 00:23:46.190 --> 00:23:49.180
  • PERMISSION TO LEAD.
  • 00:23:49.210 --> 00:23:51.140
  • AND REALLY HERE'S THE DEAL, IF YOU WANT TO TEST
  • 00:23:51.170 --> 00:23:53.280
  • A PERSON'S CHARACTER, GIVE HIM POWER.
  • 00:23:54.010 --> 00:23:57.150
  • SOME PEOPLE THINK IF YOU WANT TO TEST A PERSON'S
  • 00:23:57.180 --> 00:23:59.080
  • CHARACTER, PUT THEM THROUGH SUFFERING, AND
  • 00:23:59.110 --> 00:24:00.180
  • THAT'S TRUE, BUT EVEN MORE SO IF YOU WANT TO
  • 00:24:00.210 --> 00:24:02.090
  • TEST A PERSON'S CHARACTER, GIVE HIM POWER.
  • 00:24:02.120 --> 00:24:04.290
  • BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THE MOMENT
  • 00:24:05.020 --> 00:24:06.260
  • SOMEBODY'S GETS POWER, THE MOMENT THEY'RE
  • 00:24:06.290 --> 00:24:08.210
  • PROMOTED, THE MOMENT AS PROVERBS SAYS A MAN'S
  • 00:24:08.240 --> 00:24:10.170
  • GIFT MAKES ROOM FOR HIM AND BRINGS HIM BEFORE
  • 00:24:10.200 --> 00:24:14.110
  • KINGS, THE MOMENT YOU'RE PROMOTED THE FIRST THING
  • 00:24:14.140 --> 00:24:16.110
  • THAT RISES UP IS NOT YOUR CONFIDENCE BUT
  • 00:24:16.140 --> 00:24:18.030
  • YOUR INSECURITIES.
  • 00:24:18.060 --> 00:24:19.150
  • DO I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
  • 00:24:19.180 --> 00:24:22.270
  • AND SOMETIMES WE PAWN OURSELVES OFF AS BEING
  • 00:24:23.000 --> 00:24:25.060
  • OVER CONFIDENT WHEN REALLY THAT'S TO MAKE UP
  • 00:24:25.090 --> 00:24:27.130
  • FOR OUR INSECURITY.
  • 00:24:27.160 --> 00:24:29.150
  • THE MOMENT YOU'RE PROMOTED, THE FIRST THING
  • 00:24:29.180 --> 00:24:31.180
  • THAT RISES UP IS NOT YOUR CONFIDENCE BUT
  • 00:24:31.210 --> 00:24:33.020
  • YOUR INSECURITIES.
  • 00:24:33.050 --> 00:24:34.130
  • DO I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
  • 00:24:34.160 --> 00:24:36.050
  • AND FOR ME, FOR YOU, FOR US WE DO HAVE WHAT IT
  • 00:24:36.080 --> 00:24:40.110
  • TAKES BECAUSE WE HAVE THE POWER, THE DUNAMAS,
  • 00:24:40.140 --> 00:24:43.120
  • OF THE VERY SPIRIT THAT RAISED JESUS FROM THE
  • 00:24:43.150 --> 00:24:46.270
  • DEAD IN US.
  • 00:24:47.000 --> 00:24:49.010
  • WHAT IF WE BELIEVE THAT, THAT THE SAME SPIRIT THAT
  • 00:24:49.040 --> 00:24:52.010
  • RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD IS ALIVE IN US?
  • 00:24:52.040 --> 00:24:55.190
  • THAT WOULD GIVE US SO MUCH CONFIDENCE, NOT IN
  • 00:24:55.220 --> 00:24:57.230
  • OURSELVES BUT IN WHO GOD IS.
  • 00:24:57.260 --> 00:25:00.080
  • AND SO OUR GOD IS TO PUT HELL OUT OF BUSINESS.
  • 00:25:00.110 --> 00:25:06.000
  • - WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO STOP FOR NOW, BUT HERE'S
  • 00:25:06.030 --> 00:25:08.070
  • A LITTLE SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE
  • 00:25:08.100 --> 00:25:10.230
  • IN THE UPCOMING SHOW.
  • 00:25:10.260 --> 00:25:14.110
  • A BOSS INSTILLS FEAR.
  • 00:25:14.140 --> 00:25:16.000
  • A LEADER INSPIRES CONFIDENCE.
  • 00:25:16.030 --> 00:25:18.060
  • NOW, THERE'S TWO WAYS TO GO ABOUT PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:25:18.090 --> 00:25:20.250
  • YOU'RE TRYING TO LEAD WHEN IT COMES TO
  • 00:25:20.280 --> 00:25:23.070
  • TRYING TO LEAD THEM WELL.
  • 00:25:23.100 --> 00:25:24.160
  • WE CAN EITHER DEMAND COMPLIANCE OR WE CAN
  • 00:25:24.190 --> 00:25:29.070
  • COMPLIMENT CREATIVITY.
  • 00:25:29.100 --> 00:25:31.020
  • WE CAN EITHER DEMAND COMPLIANCE OR
  • 00:25:31.050 --> 00:25:33.090
  • COMPLIMENT CREATIVITY.
  • 00:25:33.120 --> 00:25:34.110
  • IF ALL WE EVER DO IS DEMAND COMPLIANCE, THEN
  • 00:25:34.140 --> 00:25:35.170
  • PEOPLE WILL BE AFRAID TO TAKE RISKS, BUT IF WE
  • 00:25:35.200 --> 00:25:42.150
  • COMPLIMENT CREATIVITY PEOPLE WILL COME INTO
  • 00:25:42.180 --> 00:25:44.240
  • THEIR OWN ZONE AND STAY IN THEIR LANE, AND RUN A
  • 00:25:44.270 --> 00:25:47.220
  • BETTER RACE OF FAITH WITH GRACE.
  • 00:25:47.250 --> 00:25:51.030
  • JESUS WAS NOT A LEADER WHO INSTILLED FEAR.
  • 00:25:51.060 --> 00:25:54.120
  • HE DID THE OPPOSITE.
  • 00:25:54.150 --> 00:25:55.130
  • HE INSPIRED CONFIDENCE.
  • 00:25:55.160 --> 00:25:58.040
  • FRIENDS, GOD HAS NOT CALLED US START
  • 00:25:58.260 --> 00:26:00.050
  • A JUDGMENT.
  • 00:26:00.080 --> 00:26:01.210
  • HE'S CALLED US TO START A "LOVEMENT", AND THAT IS THE
  • 00:26:01.240 --> 00:26:04.080
  • MOVEMENT OF HOPE GENERATION, TO BUILD AN
  • 00:26:04.110 --> 00:26:06.260
  • EMPIRE OF LOVE AND TO BRING THE KINGDOM OF GOD
  • 00:26:06.290 --> 00:26:09.110
  • WHICH IS JOY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT TO THIS GENERATION
  • 00:26:09.140 --> 00:26:13.050
  • ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, AND WE GET TO BE
  • 00:26:13.080 --> 00:26:15.250
  • THE VANGUARD LEADING THE WAY, DESTROYING THE
  • 00:26:15.280 --> 00:26:18.230
  • EMPIRE OF EVIL AND PUTTING TO FLIGHT THE
  • 00:26:18.260 --> 00:26:23.200
  • AGENTS OF CHAOS.
  • 00:26:23.230 --> 00:26:25.140
  • WE'VE GONE FROM GORY TO GLORY, SO WE DON'T HAVE
  • 00:26:25.170 --> 00:26:27.030
  • TO WORRY BECAUSE WE'RE PART OF AN EPIC STORY,
  • 00:26:27.060 --> 00:26:28.260
  • BEING THE LEADERS, CHANGING OUR CORNER OF
  • 00:26:28.290 --> 00:26:30.260
  • THE WORLD IN OUR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE, AND DOING A
  • 00:26:30.290 --> 00:26:33.130
  • DENT IN THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS.
  • 00:26:33.160 --> 00:26:34.290
  • SO LET'S MAXIMUM SEND IT TO ETERNITY AND BEYOND
  • 00:26:35.020 --> 00:26:38.150
  • BECAUSE WE ARE THIS GENERATION'S LEADERS.
  • 00:26:38.180 --> 00:26:42.290
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:26:43.020 --> 00:27:01.230
  • - I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH YOUR STORIES OF HOPE
  • 00:27:01.260 --> 00:27:03.190
  • HAVE IMPACTED THE TEAM OF HOPE GENERATION, TO KNOW
  • 00:27:03.220 --> 00:27:06.120
  • THAT LIVES ARE BEING CHANGED BY THE MESSAGE OF
  • 00:27:06.150 --> 00:27:09.120
  • THE GOD OF HOPE.
  • 00:27:09.150 --> 00:27:10.190
  • IF YOU'D LIKE TO ACCESS MORE HOPE CONTENT, CHECK
  • 00:27:10.220 --> 00:27:13.050
  • OUT OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE, OUR YOU TUBE VIDEOS, HEAR
  • 00:27:13.080 --> 00:27:16.120
  • OUR RADIO BROADCASTS, ACCESS OUR APP AND
  • 00:27:16.150 --> 00:27:19.160
  • POD CASTS, YOU CAN VISIT BENCOURSON.COM
  • 00:27:19.190 --> 00:27:23.020
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:27:23.050 --> 00:27:29.150