Have A Spirit of Excellence

October 15, 2022 | 286 | 27:29

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Joel Osteen | Have A Spirit of Excellence | October 15, 2022
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  • (applause) well, god bless you and thanks
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  • (applause) well, god bless you and thanks for letting us come into your
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  • Homes. we love you. into your
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  • Homes. we love you. into your if you're ever in our area
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  • Homes. we love you. into your if you're ever in our area please stop by and be a part of
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  • If you're ever in our area please stop by and be a part of one of our services.
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  • Please stop by and be a part of one of our services. i promise you, we'll make you
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  • One of our services. i promise you, we'll make you feel right at home.
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  • But thanks so much for tuning
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  • But thanks so much for tuning in.
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  • But thanks so much for tuning in. thank you again for coming out.
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  • In. thank you again for coming out. i like to start with something
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  • Thank you again for coming out. i like to start with something funny.
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  • I like to start with something funny. i heard about these two little
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  • Funny. i heard about these two little boys, ages four and six.
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  • I heard about these two little boys, ages four and six. they were brothers.
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  • Boys, ages four and six. they were brothers. they were spending the night at
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  • They were brothers. they were spending the night at their grandmothers.
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  • They were spending the night at their grandmothers. she told them before they went
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  • Their grandmothers. she told them before they went to bed to make sure they said
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  • She told them before they went to bed to make sure they said their prayers.
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  • To bed to make sure they said their prayers. they went to their room and got
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  • Their prayers. they went to their room and got down on their knees.
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  • They went to their room and got down on their knees. the youngest boy started praying
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  • Down on their knees. the youngest boy started praying at the top of his lungs, "god, i
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  • The youngest boy started praying at the top of his lungs, "god, i pray for a new bicycle!
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  • At the top of his lungs, "god, i pray for a new bicycle! i pray for a new playstation!
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  • Pray for a new bicycle! i pray for a new playstation! i pray for a new dvd!"
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  • I pray for a new playstation! i pray for a new dvd!" his brother punched him, said,
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  • I pray for a new dvd!" his brother punched him, said, "why are you screaming?
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  • His brother punched him, said, "why are you screaming? god isn't deaf."
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  • "why are you screaming? god isn't deaf." he said, "i know that but
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  • God isn't deaf." he said, "i know that but grandmother is."
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  • He said, "i know that but grandmother is." (laughter/applause)
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  • Grandmother is." (laughter/applause) hold up your bible. say it like
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  • (laughter/applause) hold up your bible. say it like you mean it.
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  • Hold up your bible. say it like you mean it. this is my bible.
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  • You mean it. this is my bible. i am what it says i am.
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  • This is my bible. i am what it says i am. i have what it says i have.
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  • I am what it says i am. i have what it says i have. i can do what it says i can do.
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  • I have what it says i have. i can do what it says i can do. today i will be taught the word
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  • I can do what it says i can do. today i will be taught the word of god.
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  • Today i will be taught the word of god. i boldly confess:
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  • Of god. i boldly confess: my mind is alert.
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  • I boldly confess: my mind is alert. my heart is receptive.
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  • My mind is alert. my heart is receptive. i will never be the same.
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  • My heart is receptive. i will never be the same. in jesus' name.
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  • God bless you.e the same.
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  • God bless you.e the same. i want to talk to you today
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  • God bless you.e the same. i want to talk to you today about having an excellent
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  • I want to talk to you today about having an excellent spirit.
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  • About having an excellent spirit. we live in a society where
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  • Spirit. we live in a society where mediocrity is the norm.
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  • We live in a society where mediocrity is the norm. many people do as little as they
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  • Can to get by.
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  • Can to get by. they don't take pride in their
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  • Can to get by. they don't take pride in their work and pride in who they are.
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  • They don't take pride in their work and pride in who they are. if somebody is watching they'll
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  • Work and pride in who they are. if somebody is watching they'll perform one way but when nobody
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  • If somebody is watching they'll perform one way but when nobody is watching they'll cut corners
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  • Perform one way but when nobody is watching they'll cut corners and take the easy way out.
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  • Is watching they'll cut corners and take the easy way out. if we're not careful we'll get
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  • And take the easy way out. if we're not careful we'll get pulled into this same mentality
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  • If we're not careful we'll get pulled into this same mentality thinking that it's okay to show
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  • Pulled into this same mentality thinking that it's okay to show up late to work and not look our
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  • Thinking that it's okay to show up late to work and not look our best, not give it our all.
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  • Up late to work and not look our best, not give it our all. but i've learned god doesn't
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  • Best, not give it our all. but i've learned god doesn't bless mediocrity.
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  • But i've learned god doesn't bless mediocrity. god blesses excellence.
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  • Bless mediocrity. god blesses excellence. when you have an excellent
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  • God blesses excellence. when you have an excellent spirit you do the right thing
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  • When you have an excellent spirit you do the right thing whether anyone is watching or
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  • Spirit you do the right thing whether anyone is watching or not.
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  • Whether anyone is watching or not. you go the extra mile.
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  • Not. you go the extra mile. you do more than you have to.
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  • You go the extra mile. you do more than you have to. other people may complain, they
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  • You do more than you have to. other people may complain, they may go out looking sloppy,
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  • Other people may complain, they may go out looking sloppy, cutting corners, but don't sink
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  • May go out looking sloppy, cutting corners, but don't sink down to that level.
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  • Cutting corners, but don't sink down to that level. "well, joel. everybody is doing
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  • Down to that level. "well, joel. everybody is doing it. everybody slacks off when
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  • "well, joel. everybody is doing it. everybody slacks off when the boss is gone at my
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  • It. everybody slacks off when the boss is gone at my company."
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  • The boss is gone at my company." "everybody compromises at my
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  • Company." "everybody compromises at my school."
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  • "everybody compromises at my school." "everybody doesn't take care of
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  • School." "everybody doesn't take care of their yards in my neighborhood."
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  • "everybody doesn't take care of their yards in my neighborhood." no, here's the key; you're not
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  • Their yards in my neighborhood." no, here's the key; you're not everybody. you're a cut above.
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  • No, here's the key; you're not everybody. you're a cut above. you are called to be excellent.
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  • Everybody. you're a cut above. you are called to be excellent. god wants you to set the highest
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  • You are called to be excellent. god wants you to set the highest standard.
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  • God wants you to set the highest standard. you should be the example your
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  • Standard. you should be the example your company uses as the model
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  • You should be the example your company uses as the model employee.
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  • Company uses as the model employee. your boss should be able to say
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  • Employee. your boss should be able to say to the new hires, "watch this
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  • Your boss should be able to say to the new hires, "watch this person. develop their skills.
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  • To the new hires, "watch this person. develop their skills. learn their habits. they are
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  • Person. develop their skills. learn their habits. they are the cream of the crop. they're
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  • Learn their habits. they are the cream of the crop. they're always on time. they always
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  • The cream of the crop. they're always on time. they always have a good attitude. they do
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  • Always on time. they always have a good attitude. they do more than they have to."
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  • Have a good attitude. they do more than they have to." when you have an excellent
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  • More than they have to." when you have an excellent spirit like that you're not only
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  • When you have an excellent spirit like that you're not only going to see promotion but you
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  • Spirit like that you're not only going to see promotion but you are honoring god.
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  • Going to see promotion but you are honoring god. a lot of times we think, "let me
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  • Are honoring god. a lot of times we think, "let me go to church to honor god.
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  • A lot of times we think, "let me go to church to honor god. let me read my bible and pray to
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  • Go to church to honor god. let me read my bible and pray to honor god."
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  • Let me read my bible and pray to honor god." and yes, that's true but do you
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  • Honor god." and yes, that's true but do you know it honors god to get to
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  • And yes, that's true but do you know it honors god to get to work on time?
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  • Know it honors god to get to work on time? it honors god to be productive
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  • Work on time? it honors god to be productive each day.
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  • It honors god to be productive each day. it honors god to go out looking
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  • Each day. it honors god to go out looking your best.
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  • It honors god to go out looking your best. when you are excellent, your
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  • Your best. when you are excellent, your life is giving praise to god.
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  • When you are excellent, your life is giving praise to god. that's one of the best witnesses
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  • Life is giving praise to god. that's one of the best witnesses we could ever have because some
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  • That's one of the best witnesses we could ever have because some people will never come to
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  • We could ever have because some people will never come to church.
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  • People will never come to church. they'll never listen to a
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  • Church. they'll never listen to a minister.
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  • They'll never listen to a minister. they're not reading their bible.
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  • Minister. they're not reading their bible. they're reading your life.
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  • They're not reading their bible. they're reading your life. they're watching how you live.
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  • They're reading your life. they're watching how you live. now don't be sloppy.
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  • They're watching how you live. now don't be sloppy. when you leave the house,
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  • Now don't be sloppy. when you leave the house, whether you're wearing a suit or
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  • When you leave the house, whether you're wearing a suit or a pair of shorts, make sure you
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  • Whether you're wearing a suit or a pair of shorts, make sure you look the best that you possibly
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  • A pair of shorts, make sure you look the best that you possibly can.
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  • Look the best that you possibly can. you are representing almighty
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  • Can. you are representing almighty god. (applause)
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  • You are representing almighty god. (applause) when you have a spirit of
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  • God. (applause) when you have a spirit of excellence you do more than you
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  • When you have a spirit of excellence you do more than you have to.
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  • Excellence you do more than you have to. you don't just do the minimum
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  • Have to. you don't just do the minimum amount required.
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  • You don't just do the minimum amount required. you go the extra mile.
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  • Amount required. you go the extra mile. in fact, this phrase comes from
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  • You go the extra mile. in fact, this phrase comes from the scripture.
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  • In fact, this phrase comes from the scripture. jesus said it in matthew 5:41,
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  • The scripture. jesus said it in matthew 5:41, "if someone asks you to walk a
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  • Jesus said it in matthew 5:41, "if someone asks you to walk a mile with them, do more. go two
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  • "if someone asks you to walk a mile with them, do more. go two miles."
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  • Mile with them, do more. go two miles." back in those days a roman
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  • Miles." back in those days a roman soldier, when they were
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  • Back in those days a roman soldier, when they were traveling through the city, they
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  • Soldier, when they were traveling through the city, they could require - by law - a
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  • Traveling through the city, they could require - by law - a person to carry their armor for
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  • Could require - by law - a person to carry their armor for one mile. after that mile they
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  • Person to carry their armor for one mile. after that mile they would have to find somebody
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  • One mile. after that mile they would have to find somebody else.
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  • Would have to find somebody else. jesus said, "if they ask you to
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  • Else. jesus said, "if they ask you to carry it for a mile, go beyond
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  • Jesus said, "if they ask you to carry it for a mile, go beyond the call of duty. do more than
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  • Carry it for a mile, go beyond the call of duty. do more than is expected. carry it two
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  • The call of duty. do more than is expected. carry it two miles."
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  • Is expected. carry it two miles." that's the attitude we should
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  • Miles." that's the attitude we should have.
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  • That's the attitude we should have. not, "i'm going to go to work
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  • Have. not, "i'm going to go to work and do as little as i can to try
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  • Not, "i'm going to go to work and do as little as i can to try to keep this job."
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  • And do as little as i can to try to keep this job." no, "i'm a person of excellence.
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  • To keep this job." no, "i'm a person of excellence. i'm going to go beyond the call
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  • No, "i'm a person of excellence. i'm going to go beyond the call of duty. i'm going to do more
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  • I'm going to go beyond the call of duty. i'm going to do more than is expected of me."
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  • Of duty. i'm going to do more than is expected of me." that means if you're supposed to
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  • Than is expected of me." that means if you're supposed to be at work at 8:00 you show up
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  • That means if you're supposed to be at work at 8:00 you show up ten minutes early.
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  • Be at work at 8:00 you show up ten minutes early. you do more than you have to.
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  • Ten minutes early. you do more than you have to. you don't start shutting down 30
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  • You do more than you have to. you don't start shutting down 30 minutes before the day is over.
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  • You don't start shutting down 30 minutes before the day is over. no, you go the extra mile.
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  • Minutes before the day is over. no, you go the extra mile. some people go to work fifteen
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  • No, you go the extra mile. some people go to work fifteen minutes late, walk around the
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  • Some people go to work fifteen minutes late, walk around the office, get a cup of coffee, get
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  • Minutes late, walk around the office, get a cup of coffee, get to their desk about 8:30, spend
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  • Office, get a cup of coffee, get to their desk about 8:30, spend the next half-hour surfing the
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  • To their desk about 8:30, spend the next half-hour surfing the internet, making personal phone
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  • The next half-hour surfing the internet, making personal phone calls.
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  • Internet, making personal phone calls. they wonder why they don't get
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  • Calls. they wonder why they don't get promoted.
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  • They wonder why they don't get promoted. here's why; god doesn't reward
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  • Promoted. here's why; god doesn't reward sloppiness. god rewards
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  • Here's why; god doesn't reward sloppiness. god rewards excellence. (applause)
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  • Sloppiness. god rewards excellence. (applause) one time in the scripture,
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  • Excellence. (applause) one time in the scripture, abraham told his assistant to go
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  • One time in the scripture, abraham told his assistant to go to a foreign country and find a
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  • Abraham told his assistant to go to a foreign country and find a wife for his son, isaac.
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  • To a foreign country and find a wife for his son, isaac. he said, "the way you know you
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  • Wife for his son, isaac. he said, "the way you know you will find the right girl is when
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  • He said, "the way you know you will find the right girl is when you go to the well she'll not
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  • Will find the right girl is when you go to the well she'll not only offer you something to
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  • You go to the well she'll not only offer you something to drink but she'll offer to get
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  • Only offer you something to drink but she'll offer to get your camels water as well."
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  • Drink but she'll offer to get your camels water as well." this assistant got to the
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  • Your camels water as well." this assistant got to the foreign land.
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  • This assistant got to the foreign land. he was at the well.
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  • Foreign land. he was at the well. about sunset, here comes this
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  • He was at the well. about sunset, here comes this beautiful young lady named
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  • About sunset, here comes this beautiful young lady named rebecca.
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  • Beautiful young lady named rebecca. he said, "ma'am, i've been
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  • Rebecca. he said, "ma'am, i've been travelling all day. i'm so
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  • He said, "ma'am, i've been travelling all day. i'm so thirsty. would you mind
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  • Travelling all day. i'm so thirsty. would you mind lowering your bucket and
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  • Thirsty. would you mind lowering your bucket and getting me some water to
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  • Lowering your bucket and getting me some water to drink?"
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  • Getting me some water to drink?" she said, "sure, i will. but
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  • Drink?" she said, "sure, i will. but let me get your camels
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  • She said, "sure, i will. but let me get your camels something to drink as well."
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  • Let me get your camels something to drink as well." here's what's interesting.
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  • Something to drink as well." here's what's interesting. a camel, after a long day's
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  • Here's what's interesting. a camel, after a long day's walk, can drink 30 gallons of
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  • A camel, after a long day's walk, can drink 30 gallons of water. this man had ten camels
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  • Walk, can drink 30 gallons of water. this man had ten camels with him.
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  • Water. this man had ten camels with him. if she had a one gallon bucket
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  • With him. if she had a one gallon bucket she was saying, "yes, i'll dip
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  • If she had a one gallon bucket she was saying, "yes, i'll dip down once and get you something
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  • She was saying, "yes, i'll dip down once and get you something to drink. plus, i'll dip down
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  • Down once and get you something to drink. plus, i'll dip down 300 more times to get your
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  • To drink. plus, i'll dip down 300 more times to get your camels water as well."
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  • 300 more times to get your camels water as well." that's going way beyond the call
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  • Camels water as well." that's going way beyond the call of duty.
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  • That's going way beyond the call of duty. now notice what happens.
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  • Of duty. now notice what happens. she is chosen to marry isaac,
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  • Now notice what happens. she is chosen to marry isaac, who comes from the wealthiest
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  • She is chosen to marry isaac, who comes from the wealthiest family of that day.
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  • Who comes from the wealthiest family of that day. i doubt she had to draw 300
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  • Family of that day. i doubt she had to draw 300 gallons of water ever again.
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  • I doubt she had to draw 300 gallons of water ever again. friends, god rewards excellence.
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  • Gallons of water ever again. friends, god rewards excellence. when you do more than what's
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  • Friends, god rewards excellence. when you do more than what's required of you, you'll see
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  • God's goodness in a new way.
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  • God's goodness in a new way. (applause)
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  • God's goodness in a new way. (applause) well, you say, "joel, i'm
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  • (applause) well, you say, "joel, i'm declaring god's favor.
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  • Well, you say, "joel, i'm declaring god's favor. i'm declaring promotion and
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  • Declaring god's favor. i'm declaring promotion and increase is coming."
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  • I'm declaring promotion and increase is coming." that's great. that's one part
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  • Increase is coming." that's great. that's one part of it but the second part is,
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  • That's great. that's one part of it but the second part is, "are you getting to work on
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  • Of it but the second part is, "are you getting to work on time? are you doing more than
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  • "are you getting to work on time? are you doing more than you have to? are you better
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  • Time? are you doing more than you have to? are you better this year than you were last
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  • You have to? are you better this year than you were last year?"
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  • This year than you were last year?" your company shouldn't get along
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  • Year?" your company shouldn't get along nearly as well without you.
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  • You should be so skilled, so
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  • You should be so skilled, so productive, so valuable, so
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  • You should be so skilled, so productive, so valuable, so needed, they can't afford to
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  • Productive, so valuable, so needed, they can't afford to lose you.
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  • Needed, they can't afford to lose you. see, we live in a very
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  • Lose you. see, we live in a very competitive marketplace.
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  • See, we live in a very competitive marketplace. if you're not growing,
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  • Competitive marketplace. if you're not growing, improving, learning new skills,
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  • If you're not growing, improving, learning new skills, you're falling behind.
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  • Improving, learning new skills, you're falling behind. if you're at the same skill
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  • You're falling behind. if you're at the same skill level today that you were five
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  • If you're at the same skill level today that you were five years ago, you're at a
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  • Level today that you were five years ago, you're at a disadvantage.
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  • Years ago, you're at a disadvantage. you need to take steps to grow.
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  • Disadvantage. you need to take steps to grow. whatever you do get better at
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  • You need to take steps to grow. whatever you do get better at it.
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  • Whatever you do get better at it. if you're a carpenter, an
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  • It. if you're a carpenter, an architect, a computer
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  • If you're a carpenter, an architect, a computer programmer, take classes.
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  • Architect, a computer programmer, take classes. find a mentor. study ways that
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  • Programmer, take classes. find a mentor. study ways that you can be more productive,
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  • Find a mentor. study ways that you can be more productive, more efficient. don't get
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  • You can be more productive, more efficient. don't get stagnant.
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  • More efficient. don't get stagnant. an excellent person keeps
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  • Stagnant. an excellent person keeps growing.
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  • An excellent person keeps growing. sunday afternoons, after our
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  • Growing. sunday afternoons, after our final service, i'll sit with an
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  • Sunday afternoons, after our final service, i'll sit with an editor and i still edit my
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  • Final service, i'll sit with an editor and i still edit my sermons for the television
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  • Editor and i still edit my sermons for the television broadcast.
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  • Sermons for the television broadcast. i've done 560 messages; thirteen
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  • Broadcast. i've done 560 messages; thirteen years' worth.
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  • I've done 560 messages; thirteen years' worth. you'd think surely i don't need
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  • Years' worth. you'd think surely i don't need to watch another one.
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  • You'd think surely i don't need to watch another one. if i haven't learned how to do
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  • To watch another one. if i haven't learned how to do it by now i'm never going to get
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  • If i haven't learned how to do it by now i'm never going to get it right.
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  • It by now i'm never going to get it right. no, i study each one of them to
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  • It right. no, i study each one of them to see what's good and what could
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  • No, i study each one of them to see what's good and what could be better.
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  • See what's good and what could be better. this point was a little long.
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  • Be better. this point was a little long. that section was really great.
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  • This point was a little long. that section was really great. i'm talking too fast there.
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  • That section was really great. i'm talking too fast there. i'm constantly evaluating,
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  • I'm talking too fast there. i'm constantly evaluating, analyzing, not only my part but
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  • I'm constantly evaluating, analyzing, not only my part but the production, the lighting,
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  • Analyzing, not only my part but the production, the lighting, the camera angles.
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  • The production, the lighting, the camera angles. my attitude is, "there's always
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  • The camera angles. my attitude is, "there's always room for improvement.
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  • My attitude is, "there's always room for improvement. we can always get better."
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  • Room for improvement. we can always get better." people that watch on television
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  • We can always get better." people that watch on television say, "joel, we never hear you
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  • People that watch on television say, "joel, we never hear you make a mistake. you never
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  • Say, "joel, we never hear you make a mistake. you never stumble. you never stutter.
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  • Make a mistake. you never stumble. you never stutter. nothing at all."
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  • Stumble. you never stutter. nothing at all." i always tell them the truth.
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  • Nothing at all." i always tell them the truth. "it's because i know how to
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  • I always tell them the truth. "it's because i know how to edit." (laughter)
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  • "it's because i know how to edit." (laughter) that's what i did for seventeen
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  • Edit." (laughter) that's what i did for seventeen years behind the scenes for my
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  • That's what i did for seventeen years behind the scenes for my father.
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  • Years behind the scenes for my father. i know how to cut out the
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  • Father. i know how to cut out the stutters, the mistakes, the
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  • I know how to cut out the stutters, the mistakes, the stumbles.
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  • Stutters, the mistakes, the stumbles. the truth is i don't have to.
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  • Stumbles. the truth is i don't have to. it's fine the way it goes out
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  • The truth is i don't have to. it's fine the way it goes out live.
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  • It's fine the way it goes out live. nobody has ever complained about
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  • Live. nobody has ever complained about it but i want it to be the best
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  • Nobody has ever complained about it but i want it to be the best that it can possibly be.
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  • It but i want it to be the best that it can possibly be. i don't want to be at this same
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  • That it can possibly be. i don't want to be at this same level next year as i am right
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  • I don't want to be at this same level next year as i am right now.
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  • Level next year as i am right now. i want to be more effective,
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  • More anointed, more skilled,
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  • More anointed, more skilled, making a greater difference.
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  • More anointed, more skilled, making a greater difference. when you're a person of
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  • Making a greater difference. when you're a person of excellence you don't get
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  • When you're a person of excellence you don't get stagnant.
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  • Excellence you don't get stagnant. you're always taking steps to
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  • Stagnant. you're always taking steps to improve and looking for ways
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  • You're always taking steps to improve and looking for ways that you can be better.
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  • Improve and looking for ways that you can be better. here's what i've found.
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  • That you can be better. here's what i've found. favor and excellence go hand in
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  • Hand.
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  • Hand. increase, promotion, reaching
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  • Hand. increase, promotion, reaching your highest potential, it is
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  • Increase, promotion, reaching your highest potential, it is all tied to a spirit of
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  • Your highest potential, it is all tied to a spirit of excellence.
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  • All tied to a spirit of excellence. i say this respectfully but some
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  • Excellence. i say this respectfully but some people are driving a car that
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  • I say this respectfully but some people are driving a car that hasn't been washed in six
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  • People are driving a car that hasn't been washed in six months.
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  • Hasn't been washed in six months. it used to be a two-tone.
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  • Months. it used to be a two-tone. now it's a four-tone.
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  • It used to be a two-tone. now it's a four-tone. (laughter)
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  • Now it's a four-tone. (laughter) "well, joel. it's an old piece
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  • (laughter) "well, joel. it's an old piece of junk. i'll do it when i get
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  • "well, joel. it's an old piece of junk. i'll do it when i get something better."
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  • Of junk. i'll do it when i get something better." no, if you don't take care of
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  • Something better." no, if you don't take care of what god has given you how can
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  • No, if you don't take care of what god has given you how can god bless you with more?
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  • What god has given you how can god bless you with more? i've been in mud huts in
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  • God bless you with more? i've been in mud huts in africa, no running water, a dirt
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  • I've been in mud huts in africa, no running water, a dirt floor, yet the place is
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  • Africa, no running water, a dirt floor, yet the place is spotless.
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  • Floor, yet the place is spotless. everything is clean, organized,
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  • Spotless. everything is clean, organized, perfectly in place.
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  • Everything is clean, organized, perfectly in place. why is that?
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  • Perfectly in place. why is that? they have a spirit of
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  • Why is that? they have a spirit of excellence.
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  • They have a spirit of excellence. after the service i walk up to
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  • The visitor's area.
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  • The visitor's area. if i ever see a piece of paper
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  • The visitor's area. if i ever see a piece of paper on the floor, a gum wrapper, a
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  • If i ever see a piece of paper on the floor, a gum wrapper, a bulletin, i automatically pick
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  • On the floor, a gum wrapper, a bulletin, i automatically pick it up.
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  • Bulletin, i automatically pick it up. i don't have to.
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  • It up. i don't have to. somebody will eventually get it
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  • I don't have to. somebody will eventually get it but when you have a spirit of
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  • Somebody will eventually get it but when you have a spirit of excellence it's ingrained in
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  • But when you have a spirit of excellence it's ingrained in you.
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  • Excellence it's ingrained in you. sometimes, in between services
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  • You. sometimes, in between services on sunday in the nursery
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  • Sometimes, in between services on sunday in the nursery hallways, there'll be a cracker
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  • On sunday in the nursery hallways, there'll be a cracker on the floor that's all crumpled
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  • Hallways, there'll be a cracker on the floor that's all crumpled up.
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  • On the floor that's all crumpled up. i'll always ask johnny if he
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  • Up. i'll always ask johnny if he will call the cleaning crew
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  • I'll always ask johnny if he will call the cleaning crew because i want to get it cleaned
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  • Will call the cleaning crew because i want to get it cleaned up before that next group comes
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  • In.
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  • In. see, i realize this building
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  • In. see, i realize this building represents almighty god.
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  • See, i realize this building represents almighty god. that's why we do our best to
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  • Represents almighty god. that's why we do our best to take care of it in a first-class
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  • That's why we do our best to take care of it in a first-class way.
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  • Take care of it in a first-class way. (applause)
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  • Way. (applause) we make sure it's painted, the
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  • (applause) we make sure it's painted, the lawn is perfect, the hallways
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  • We make sure it's painted, the lawn is perfect, the hallways are spotless, the equipment
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  • Lawn is perfect, the hallways are spotless, the equipment works, the cameras are state of
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  • Are spotless, the equipment works, the cameras are state of the art.
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  • Works, the cameras are state of the art. why?
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  • The art. why? we represent god and god is not
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  • Why? we represent god and god is not sloppy.
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  • We represent god and god is not sloppy. god is not rundown.
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  • Sloppy. god is not rundown. god is not second-class.
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  • God is not rundown. god is not second-class. he is an excellent god.
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  • God is not second-class. he is an excellent god. (applause)
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  • He is an excellent god. (applause) that doesn't mean that you have
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  • (applause) that doesn't mean that you have to have the best to represent
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  • That doesn't mean that you have to have the best to represent god.
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  • To have the best to represent god. it simply means whatever god has
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  • God. it simply means whatever god has given you take care of it the
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  • It simply means whatever god has given you take care of it the best you possibly can.
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  • Given you take care of it the best you possibly can. sometimes a can of paint can
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  • Best you possibly can. sometimes a can of paint can make a world of difference,
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  • Sometimes a can of paint can make a world of difference, pulling some weeds, cleaning the
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  • Make a world of difference, pulling some weeds, cleaning the carpet, being more organized.
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  • Pulling some weeds, cleaning the carpet, being more organized. do what you can to represent god
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  • Carpet, being more organized. do what you can to represent god in an excellent way.
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  • Do what you can to represent god in an excellent way. years ago i was driving to
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  • In an excellent way. years ago i was driving to church when it was at the other
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  • Years ago i was driving to church when it was at the other location.
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  • Church when it was at the other location. when i got close for some reason
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  • Location. when i got close for some reason that day i noticed how many
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  • When i got close for some reason that day i noticed how many people didn't take care of their
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  • That day i noticed how many people didn't take care of their homes.
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  • People didn't take care of their homes. the yards weren't mowed.
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  • Homes. the yards weren't mowed. weeds were everywhere.
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  • The yards weren't mowed. weeds were everywhere. things were stored all over the
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  • Weeds were everywhere. things were stored all over the place.
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  • Things were stored all over the place. i'm not being critical.
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  • Place. i'm not being critical. i'm sure they're fine people.
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  • I'm not being critical. i'm sure they're fine people. but i couldn't help but notice
  • 00:12:37.613 --> 00:12:38.747
  • I'm sure they're fine people. but i couldn't help but notice it's just one house after
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  • But i couldn't help but notice it's just one house after another as sloppy as could be.
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  • It's just one house after another as sloppy as could be. as i continued driving, in the
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  • Another as sloppy as could be. as i continued driving, in the midst of all those houses, one
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  • As i continued driving, in the midst of all those houses, one home stood out.
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  • Midst of all those houses, one home stood out. the yard was immaculate.
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  • Home stood out. the yard was immaculate. the house was clean and painted.
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  • The yard was immaculate. the house was clean and painted. beautiful flowers out front.
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  • The house was clean and painted. beautiful flowers out front. everything perfectly in place.
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  • Beautiful flowers out front. everything perfectly in place. when i got to church i commented
  • 00:12:58.234 --> 00:12:59.802
  • Everything perfectly in place. when i got to church i commented to someone about that house.
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  • When i got to church i commented to someone about that house. they said, "oh yeah, joel.
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  • To someone about that house. they said, "oh yeah, joel. that's so-and-so's house.
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  • They said, "oh yeah, joel. that's so-and-so's house. they're some of our most
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  • That's so-and-so's house. they're some of our most faithful members."
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  • They're some of our most faithful members." i thought, "that doesn't
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  • Faithful members." i thought, "that doesn't surprise me.
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  • I thought, "that doesn't surprise me. lakewood people are people of
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  • Surprise me. lakewood people are people of excellence.
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  • Lakewood people are people of excellence. they were a cut above."
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  • (applause)
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  • (applause) they stood out in the crowd.
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  • (applause) they stood out in the crowd. now, they could have had the
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  • They stood out in the crowd. now, they could have had the attitude, "nobody takes care of
  • 00:13:18.988 --> 00:13:20.522
  • Now, they could have had the attitude, "nobody takes care of their lawns in our neighborhood.
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  • Attitude, "nobody takes care of their lawns in our neighborhood. why should we?"
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  • Their lawns in our neighborhood. why should we?" no, they have a spirit of
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  • Why should we?" no, they have a spirit of excellence.
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  • No, they have a spirit of excellence. you may be in a situation where
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  • Excellence. you may be in a situation where everybody around you is a little
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  • Lazy, indifferent,
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  • Lazy, indifferent, undisciplined.
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  • Lazy, indifferent, undisciplined. don't let that rub off on you.
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  • Undisciplined. don't let that rub off on you. you be the one to have an
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  • Don't let that rub off on you. you be the one to have an excellent spirit.
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  • You be the one to have an excellent spirit. like this family, you be the one
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  • Excellent spirit. like this family, you be the one to stand out in the crowd.
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  • Like this family, you be the one to stand out in the crowd. well, you say, "joel, you mean i
  • 00:13:44.546 --> 00:13:45.748
  • To stand out in the crowd. well, you say, "joel, you mean i drove all the way here today,
  • 00:13:45.814 --> 00:13:48.284
  • Well, you say, "joel, you mean i drove all the way here today, i tuned in to hear you tell me
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  • Drove all the way here today, i tuned in to hear you tell me to clean up my house?"
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  • I tuned in to hear you tell me to clean up my house?" no, not just that.
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  • To clean up my house?" no, not just that. mow your lawn too.
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  • No, not just that. mow your lawn too. (laughter/applause)
  • 00:13:56.325 --> 00:13:57.760
  • Mow your lawn too. (laughter/applause) but seriously, what kind of
  • 00:13:57.826 --> 00:13:59.762
  • (laughter/applause) but seriously, what kind of witness is it to our friends,
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  • But seriously, what kind of witness is it to our friends, our neighbors, our coworkers if
  • 00:14:01.630 --> 00:14:03.132
  • Witness is it to our friends, our neighbors, our coworkers if our yard is sloppy, our car is
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  • Our neighbors, our coworkers if our yard is sloppy, our car is never washed, we're always
  • 00:14:05.601 --> 00:14:07.169
  • Our yard is sloppy, our car is never washed, we're always running late everywhere we go.
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  • Never washed, we're always running late everywhere we go. that's not a good
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  • Running late everywhere we go. that's not a good representation.
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  • That's not a good representation. and the truth is, that's not who
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  • Representation. and the truth is, that's not who you really are.
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  • And the truth is, that's not who you really are. god made you as a person of
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  • You really are. god made you as a person of excellence.
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  • God made you as a person of excellence. maybe all you've seen modeled is
  • 00:14:19.148 --> 00:14:20.649
  • Excellence. maybe all you've seen modeled is mediocrity but god is calling
  • 00:14:20.716 --> 00:14:22.284
  • Maybe all you've seen modeled is mediocrity but god is calling you to a higher standard.
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  • Mediocrity but god is calling you to a higher standard. he is going to take you places
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  • You to a higher standard. he is going to take you places you've never dreamed of but
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  • He is going to take you places you've never dreamed of but you've got to do your part and
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  • You've never dreamed of but you've got to do your part and stir up the excellence that's on
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  • You've got to do your part and stir up the excellence that's on the inside.
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  • Stir up the excellence that's on the inside. don't make excuses.
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  • The inside. don't make excuses. "oh, this is the way i've always
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  • Don't make excuses. "oh, this is the way i've always been."
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  • "oh, this is the way i've always been." no, take this challenge to come
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  • Been." no, take this challenge to come up to a higher level of
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  • No, take this challenge to come up to a higher level of excellence.
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  • Up to a higher level of excellence. even in our personal appearance,
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  • Excellence. even in our personal appearance, how we dress, how we present
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  • Even in our personal appearance, how we dress, how we present ourselves.
  • 00:14:45.140 --> 00:14:47.776
  • How we dress, how we present ourselves. there are all different styles.
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  • Ourselves. there are all different styles. we have different tastes.
  • 00:14:49.545 --> 00:14:51.080
  • There are all different styles. we have different tastes. one is not right and the other
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  • We have different tastes. one is not right and the other is wrong.
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  • One is not right and the other is wrong. you may not like to wear a suit.
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  • Is wrong. you may not like to wear a suit. that's fine.
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  • You may not like to wear a suit. that's fine. the main thing is make sure you
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  • That's fine. the main thing is make sure you present yourself in a way that
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  • The main thing is make sure you present yourself in a way that you're proud of.
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  • Present yourself in a way that you're proud of. don't leave the house feeling
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  • You're proud of. don't leave the house feeling sloppy, feeling less than your
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  • Don't leave the house feeling sloppy, feeling less than your best, knowing that you didn't
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  • Sloppy, feeling less than your best, knowing that you didn't take time to look as good as you
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  • Best, knowing that you didn't take time to look as good as you could have.
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  • Take time to look as good as you could have. you are a temple of the most
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  • Could have. you are a temple of the most high god.
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  • You are a temple of the most high god. god lives in you.
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  • High god. god lives in you. take time to take care of
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  • God lives in you. take time to take care of yourself.
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  • Take time to take care of yourself. (applause)
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  • Yourself. (applause) one time victoria asked me to
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  • (applause) one time victoria asked me to run up to the grocery store to
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  • One time victoria asked me to run up to the grocery store to pick up something so she could
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  • Run up to the grocery store to pick up something so she could finish making dinner.
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  • Pick up something so she could finish making dinner. i had just worked out and i was
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  • Finish making dinner. i had just worked out and i was very hot and sweaty.
  • 00:15:26.915 --> 00:15:29.018
  • I had just worked out and i was very hot and sweaty. i was wearing an old t-shirt and
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  • Very hot and sweaty. i was wearing an old t-shirt and rundown gym shorts that i used
  • 00:15:30.319 --> 00:15:32.788
  • I was wearing an old t-shirt and rundown gym shorts that i used to wear around the house.
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  • Rundown gym shorts that i used to wear around the house. i didn't look good at all but i
  • 00:15:34.356 --> 00:15:36.291
  • To wear around the house. i didn't look good at all but i didn't feel like cleaning up.
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  • I didn't look good at all but i didn't feel like cleaning up. so i decided to just run up to
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  • Didn't feel like cleaning up. so i decided to just run up to the grocery store and hopefully
  • 00:15:40.362 --> 00:15:41.597
  • So i decided to just run up to the grocery store and hopefully nobody would see me.
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  • The grocery store and hopefully nobody would see me. (laughter)
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  • Nobody would see me. (laughter) when i pulled in the parking
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  • (laughter) when i pulled in the parking lot i heard god speak to me, not
  • 00:15:45.534 --> 00:15:47.770
  • When i pulled in the parking lot i heard god speak to me, not out loud but you know, just an
  • 00:15:47.870 --> 00:15:49.872
  • Lot i heard god speak to me, not out loud but you know, just an impression down in here.
  • 00:15:49.938 --> 00:15:51.774
  • Out loud but you know, just an impression down in here. he said, "joel, don't you dare
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  • Impression down in here. he said, "joel, don't you dare go in there looking like that."
  • 00:15:53.242 --> 00:15:56.445
  • He said, "joel, don't you dare go in there looking like that." "don't you know you represent
  • 00:15:56.512 --> 00:15:58.347
  • Go in there looking like that." "don't you know you represent me?
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  • "don't you know you represent me? i am the king of kings, the
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  • Me? i am the king of kings, the creator of the universe.
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  • I am the king of kings, the creator of the universe. i deserve respect and honor."
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  • Creator of the universe. i deserve respect and honor." (applause)
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  • I deserve respect and honor." (applause) i turned around, went back
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  • (applause) i turned around, went back home, took a shower, combed my
  • 00:16:08.090 --> 00:16:09.191
  • I turned around, went back home, took a shower, combed my hair, put on clean clothes.
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  • Home, took a shower, combed my hair, put on clean clothes. i went back up to the grocery
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  • Hair, put on clean clothes. i went back up to the grocery store and picked up those tv
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  • I went back up to the grocery store and picked up those tv dinners that victoria wanted.
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  • Store and picked up those tv dinners that victoria wanted. (laughter)
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  • Dinners that victoria wanted. (laughter) but understand...i'm not going
  • 00:16:18.100 --> 00:16:19.802
  • (laughter) but understand...i'm not going to look that way.
  • 00:16:19.868 --> 00:16:20.869
  • But understand...i'm not going to look that way. (laughter)
  • 00:16:20.936 --> 00:16:24.273
  • To look that way. (laughter) we represent almighty god and
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  • (laughter) we represent almighty god and god does not like sloppiness.
  • 00:16:26.975 --> 00:16:30.679
  • We represent almighty god and god does not like sloppiness. even around the house, of course
  • 00:16:30.746 --> 00:16:32.481
  • God does not like sloppiness. even around the house, of course we all like to be super casual
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  • Even around the house, of course we all like to be super casual but make sure you still look
  • 00:16:34.583 --> 00:16:36.518
  • We all like to be super casual but make sure you still look good for your children, you
  • 00:16:36.585 --> 00:16:38.687
  • But make sure you still look good for your children, you still look good for your spouse.
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  • Good for your children, you still look good for your spouse. ladies, you may need to get rid
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  • Still look good for your spouse. ladies, you may need to get rid of that bathrobe that was passed
  • 00:16:42.758 --> 00:16:44.293
  • Ladies, you may need to get rid of that bathrobe that was passed down to you by your
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  • Of that bathrobe that was passed down to you by your great-great-grandmother and get
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  • Down to you by your great-great-grandmother and get you something new.
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  • Great-great-grandmother and get you something new. "oh, joel.
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  • You something new. "oh, joel. it's so comfortable.
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  • "oh, joel. it's so comfortable. it's so sentimental.
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  • It's so comfortable. it's so sentimental. i've had it for so many years."
  • 00:16:52.668 --> 00:16:54.002
  • It's so sentimental. i've had it for so many years." let me tell you what nobody will
  • 00:16:54.069 --> 00:16:55.070
  • I've had it for so many years." let me tell you what nobody will tell you; it's ugly.
  • 00:16:55.137 --> 00:16:56.805
  • Let me tell you what nobody will tell you; it's ugly. (laughter)
  • 00:16:56.872 --> 00:16:58.474
  • Tell you; it's ugly. (laughter) the truth is you're too
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  • (laughter) the truth is you're too beautiful to wear that thing.
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  • The truth is you're too beautiful to wear that thing. get your husband's credit
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  • Beautiful to wear that thing. get your husband's credit card...go up to the mall.
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  • Get your husband's credit card...go up to the mall. there's a certain store...i
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  • Card...go up to the mall. there's a certain store...i don't want to give away any free
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  • There's a certain store...i don't want to give away any free advertisement but it starts with
  • 00:17:11.854 --> 00:17:14.089
  • Don't want to give away any free advertisement but it starts with my wife's first name, victoria.
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  • Advertisement but it starts with my wife's first name, victoria. (laughter)
  • 00:17:16.225 --> 00:17:18.327
  • My wife's first name, victoria. (laughter) i can't tell you the rest.
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  • (laughter) i can't tell you the rest. it'd be a secret.
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  • I can't tell you the rest. it'd be a secret. (laughter)
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  • It'd be a secret. (laughter) find something that makes you
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  • (laughter) find something that makes you look like the masterpiece god
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  • Find something that makes you look like the masterpiece god made you to be.
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  • Look like the masterpiece god made you to be. (cheering/applause)
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  • Made you to be. (cheering/applause) now you men can thank me later.
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  • (cheering/applause) now you men can thank me later. (laughter)
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  • Now you men can thank me later. (laughter) when you're at the store
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  • (laughter) when you're at the store shopping and something
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  • When you're at the store shopping and something accidentally falls off the rack,
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  • Shopping and something accidentally falls off the rack, don't act like you don't see it
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  • Accidentally falls off the rack, don't act like you don't see it and just leave it there.
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  • Don't act like you don't see it and just leave it there. a person of excellence picks it
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  • And just leave it there. a person of excellence picks it up and puts it back.
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  • A person of excellence picks it up and puts it back. when you're shopping for
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  • Up and puts it back. when you're shopping for groceries and you decide you
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  • When you're shopping for groceries and you decide you don't want the cereal anymore,
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  • Groceries and you decide you don't want the cereal anymore, don't just stick it over by the
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  • Don't want the cereal anymore, don't just stick it over by the detergents. (laughter)
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  • Don't just stick it over by the detergents. (laughter) a person of excellence takes it
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  • Detergents. (laughter) a person of excellence takes it where it belongs.
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  • A person of excellence takes it where it belongs. somebody that has a spirit of
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  • Where it belongs. somebody that has a spirit of excellence doesn't park in a
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  • Somebody that has a spirit of excellence doesn't park in a handicapped spot because they
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  • Excellence doesn't park in a handicapped spot because they don't feel like walking.
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  • Handicapped spot because they don't feel like walking. bottom line is this, when you
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  • Don't feel like walking. bottom line is this, when you have this spirit of excellence
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  • Bottom line is this, when you have this spirit of excellence you do the right thing not
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  • Have this spirit of excellence you do the right thing not because somebody is watching
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  • You do the right thing not because somebody is watching you, not because they're making
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  • Because somebody is watching you, not because they're making you do it.
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  • You, not because they're making you do it. you do it to honor god.
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  • You do it. you do it to honor god. at our house we used to have
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  • These five-gallon containers of
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  • These five-gallon containers of water.
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  • These five-gallon containers of water. they come in big glass barrels
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  • Water. they come in big glass barrels and they have a neck on the top
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  • They come in big glass barrels and they have a neck on the top and you have to flip it over and
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  • And they have a neck on the top and you have to flip it over and put it on a dispenser and that's
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  • And you have to flip it over and put it on a dispenser and that's how the water comes out.
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  • Put it on a dispenser and that's how the water comes out. well, victoria likes everything
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  • How the water comes out. well, victoria likes everything super clean and even though the
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  • Place where the water comes out
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  • Place where the water comes out is sealed, the receptor goes way
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  • Place where the water comes out is sealed, the receptor goes way up into the neck, there's no way
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  • Is sealed, the receptor goes way up into the neck, there's no way germs could get up in there, it
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  • Up into the neck, there's no way germs could get up in there, it didn't matter.
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  • Germs could get up in there, it didn't matter. victoria likes to wipe down the
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  • Didn't matter. victoria likes to wipe down the whole bottle with soap and
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  • Victoria likes to wipe down the whole bottle with soap and water.
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  • Whole bottle with soap and water. well, even after you dry it off
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  • Water. well, even after you dry it off it's very slippery which makes
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  • Well, even after you dry it off it's very slippery which makes it extremely difficult to get up
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  • It's very slippery which makes it extremely difficult to get up there.
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  • It extremely difficult to get up there. i had debated with her several
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  • There. i had debated with her several times about why we do not need
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  • I had debated with her several times about why we do not need to wipe down the whole bottle,
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  • Times about why we do not need to wipe down the whole bottle, just maybe the end, but i
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  • To wipe down the whole bottle, just maybe the end, but i couldn't convince her.
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  • Just maybe the end, but i couldn't convince her. i gave her my word that i would
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  • Couldn't convince her. i gave her my word that i would do it.
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  • I gave her my word that i would do it. but there were plenty of times i
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  • Do it. but there were plenty of times i was in the pantry all by myself.
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  • But there were plenty of times i was in the pantry all by myself. (laughter)
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  • Was in the pantry all by myself. (laughter) nobody could see me.
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  • (laughter) nobody could see me. i am tired.
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  • Nobody could see me. i am tired. i don't feel like struggling
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  • I am tired. i don't feel like struggling with this bottle of water.
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  • I don't feel like struggling with this bottle of water. i get it almost up and i hear
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  • With this bottle of water. i get it almost up and i hear that still small voice saying,
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  • I get it almost up and i hear that still small voice saying, "joel, be a person of
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  • That still small voice saying, "joel, be a person of excellence.
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  • "joel, be a person of excellence. do the right thing.
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  • Excellence. do the right thing. you gave your word."
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  • Do the right thing. you gave your word." i'd have to put it down and go
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  • You gave your word." i'd have to put it down and go get the soap and water.
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  • I'd have to put it down and go get the soap and water. what am i saying?
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  • Get the soap and water. what am i saying? a person of excellence does the
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  • What am i saying? a person of excellence does the right thing even when nobody is
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  • A person of excellence does the right thing even when nobody is watching, even when you don't
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  • Right thing even when nobody is watching, even when you don't agree, even when you don't think
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  • Watching, even when you don't agree, even when you don't think it's necessary.
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  • Agree, even when you don't think it's necessary. sometimes you have to say, "god,
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  • It's necessary. sometimes you have to say, "god, i don't feel like doing this but
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  • Sometimes you have to say, "god, i don't feel like doing this but i'm going to do it unto you."
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  • I don't feel like doing this but i'm going to do it unto you." "god, what my boss is asking me
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  • I'm going to do it unto you." "god, what my boss is asking me to do is not right but i'm going
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  • "god, what my boss is asking me to do is not right but i'm going to do it unto you."
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  • To do is not right but i'm going to do it unto you." "god, i didn't make the mess.
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  • To do it unto you." "god, i didn't make the mess. i shouldn't have to clean it up
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  • "god, i didn't make the mess. i shouldn't have to clean it up but i'm going to do it unto
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  • I shouldn't have to clean it up but i'm going to do it unto you."
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  • But i'm going to do it unto you." some people are not seeing god's
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  • You." some people are not seeing god's favor like they should because
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  • Some people are not seeing god's favor like they should because they're not passing the small
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  • Favor like they should because they're not passing the small test.
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  • They're not passing the small test. being more excellent may not be
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  • Test. being more excellent may not be some huge adjustment you need to
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  • Being more excellent may not be some huge adjustment you need to make.
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  • Some huge adjustment you need to make. it may just be something small
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  • Make. it may just be something small like getting to work ten minutes
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  • It may just be something small like getting to work ten minutes earlier, not complaining when
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  • Like getting to work ten minutes earlier, not complaining when you have to cleanup, doing the
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  • Earlier, not complaining when you have to cleanup, doing the right thing even though you
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  • You have to cleanup, doing the right thing even though you don't feel like it.
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  • Right thing even though you don't feel like it. the scripture says, "it's the
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  • Don't feel like it. the scripture says, "it's the little foxes that spoil the
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  • The scripture says, "it's the little foxes that spoil the vines."
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  • Little foxes that spoil the vines." if i would've put that water on
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  • Vines." if i would've put that water on the dispenser week after week
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  • If i would've put that water on the dispenser week after week without washing it nobody would
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  • The dispenser week after week without washing it nobody would have known except me and god.
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  • Without washing it nobody would have known except me and god. i could've gotten away with it.
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  • Have known except me and god. i could've gotten away with it. but here's the key; i don't want
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  • I could've gotten away with it. but here's the key; i don't want something small to keep god from
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  • But here's the key; i don't want something small to keep god from releasing something big into my
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  • Something small to keep god from releasing something big into my life.
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  • Releasing something big into my life. (applause)
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  • Life. (applause) are there areas where you know
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  • (applause) are there areas where you know god is dealing with you about
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  • Are there areas where you know god is dealing with you about coming up higher?
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  • God is dealing with you about coming up higher? anytime god asks you to do
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  • Coming up higher? anytime god asks you to do something, if you will obey, a
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  • Anytime god asks you to do something, if you will obey, a reward will follow.
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  • Something, if you will obey, a reward will follow. one time i was in a parking lot
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  • Reward will follow. one time i was in a parking lot and it was very windy outside.
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  • One time i was in a parking lot and it was very windy outside. when i opened my car door
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  • And it was very windy outside. when i opened my car door several pieces of newspaper flew
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  • When i opened my car door several pieces of newspaper flew out.
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  • Several pieces of newspaper flew out. as i reached down to pick them
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  • Out. as i reached down to pick them up, the wind caught them and
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  • As i reached down to pick them up, the wind caught them and they blew 15 or 20 feet in
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  • Up, the wind caught them and they blew 15 or 20 feet in different directions.
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  • They blew 15 or 20 feet in different directions. i didn't feel like going picking
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  • Different directions. i didn't feel like going picking that up.
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  • I didn't feel like going picking that up. i looked in the parking lot.
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  • That up. i looked in the parking lot. there was already a whole lot of
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  • I looked in the parking lot. there was already a whole lot of other trash there.
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  • There was already a whole lot of other trash there. i was in a hurry.
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  • Other trash there. i was in a hurry. i was tired.
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  • I was in a hurry. i was tired. i came up with all these excuses
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  • I was tired. i came up with all these excuses as to why i didn't need to pick
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  • I came up with all these excuses as to why i didn't need to pick up my trash.
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  • As to why i didn't need to pick up my trash. i almost convinced myself.
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  • Up my trash. i almost convinced myself. at the last moment i decided to
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  • I almost convinced myself. at the last moment i decided to be a person of excellence.
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  • At the last moment i decided to be a person of excellence. i ended up running around that
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  • Be a person of excellence. i ended up running around that whole parking lot.
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  • I ended up running around that whole parking lot. my mind was saying, "joel, what
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  • Whole parking lot. my mind was saying, "joel, what are you doing out here?
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  • My mind was saying, "joel, what are you doing out here? it doesn't matter.
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  • Are you doing out here? it doesn't matter. just let it go."
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  • It doesn't matter. just let it go." i finally got it picked up and
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  • Just let it go." i finally got it picked up and came back to my car.
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  • I finally got it picked up and came back to my car. what i didn't realize is there
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  • Came back to my car. what i didn't realize is there was a couple sitting in the car
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  • What i didn't realize is there was a couple sitting in the car next to me watching all of this
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  • Was a couple sitting in the car next to me watching all of this take place.
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  • Next to me watching all of this take place. they rolled down their window
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  • Take place. they rolled down their window and said, "joel, we watch you on
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  • They rolled down their window and said, "joel, we watch you on television every week."
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  • And said, "joel, we watch you on television every week." i'll never forget what the lady
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  • Television every week." i'll never forget what the lady said, "we were watching to see
  • 00:21:47.295 --> 00:21:48.964
  • I'll never forget what the lady said, "we were watching to see what you were going to do."
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  • Said, "we were watching to see what you were going to do." i thought, "oh, thank you,
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  • What you were going to do." i thought, "oh, thank you, jesus."
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  • I thought, "oh, thank you, jesus." (laughter/applause)
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  • Jesus." (laughter/applause) whether you realize it or not
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  • (laughter/applause) whether you realize it or not people are watching you.
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  • Whether you realize it or not people are watching you. even in small areas make sure
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  • People are watching you. even in small areas make sure you're representing god in a
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  • Even in small areas make sure you're representing god in a great way.
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  • You're representing god in a great way. in the book of daniel it talks
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  • Great way. in the book of daniel it talks about how he had an excellent
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  • In the book of daniel it talks about how he had an excellent spirit.
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  • About how he had an excellent spirit. as a teenager he was brought out
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  • Spirit. as a teenager he was brought out of judah into babylon.
  • 00:22:13.722 --> 00:22:16.858
  • As a teenager he was brought out of judah into babylon. the king was training all these
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  • Of judah into babylon. the king was training all these young men and the best ones, the
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  • The king was training all these young men and the best ones, the smartest, the strongest, the
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  • Young men and the best ones, the smartest, the strongest, the most talented, would become the
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  • Smartest, the strongest, the most talented, would become the next leaders.
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  • Most talented, would become the next leaders. they had a certain diet to eat,
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  • Next leaders. they had a certain diet to eat, a certain program to follow but
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  • They had a certain diet to eat, a certain program to follow but daniel had made a vow to god
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  • A certain program to follow but daniel had made a vow to god that he would always honor him.
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  • Daniel had made a vow to god that he would always honor him. the babylonians were worshipping
  • 00:22:35.076 --> 00:22:36.445
  • That he would always honor him. the babylonians were worshipping idols.
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  • The babylonians were worshipping idols. daniel was respectful but he
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  • Idols. daniel was respectful but he wouldn't eat the king's fancy
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  • Daniel was respectful but he wouldn't eat the king's fancy food.
  • 00:22:41.149 --> 00:22:42.551
  • Wouldn't eat the king's fancy food. he didn't just follow along and
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  • Food. he didn't just follow along and to what everyone else was doing.
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  • He didn't just follow along and to what everyone else was doing. he made more excellent choices.
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  • To what everyone else was doing. he made more excellent choices. in daniel chapter 6 it says,
  • 00:22:48.790 --> 00:22:50.725
  • He made more excellent choices. in daniel chapter 6 it says, "daniel so distinguished himself
  • 00:22:50.792 --> 00:22:54.296
  • In daniel chapter 6 it says, "daniel so distinguished himself by his exceptional qualities
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  • "daniel so distinguished himself by his exceptional qualities that the king planned on putting
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  • By his exceptional qualities that the king planned on putting him in charge of the whole
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  • That the king planned on putting him in charge of the whole kingdom."
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  • Him in charge of the whole kingdom." notice it doesn't say that god
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  • Kingdom." notice it doesn't say that god distinguished daniel and he got
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  • Notice it doesn't say that god distinguished daniel and he got promoted.
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  • Distinguished daniel and he got promoted. it says, "he distinguished
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  • Promoted. it says, "he distinguished himself."
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  • It says, "he distinguished himself." the message translation says,
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  • Himself." the message translation says, "he totally out-classed those
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  • The message translation says, "he totally out-classed those around him."
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  • "he totally out-classed those around him." that's what happens when number
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  • Around him." that's what happens when number one, you honor god with your
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  • That's what happens when number one, you honor god with your life and number two, you have a
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  • One, you honor god with your life and number two, you have a spirit of excellence.
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  • Life and number two, you have a spirit of excellence. you don't compromise.
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  • Spirit of excellence. you don't compromise. you don't just go with the flow
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  • You don't compromise. you don't just go with the flow and do what everybody else is
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  • Doing.n't just go with the flow
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  • Doing.n't just go with the flow like daniel, you make the more
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  • Doing.n't just go with the flow like daniel, you make the more excellent decisions.
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  • Like daniel, you make the more excellent decisions. it goes on to tell how daniel
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  • Excellent decisions. it goes on to tell how daniel was ten times smarter than the
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  • Other young men.
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  • Other young men. when you have an excellent
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  • Other young men. when you have an excellent spirit, god will give you
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  • When you have an excellent spirit, god will give you unprecedented favor, creativity,
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  • Spirit, god will give you unprecedented favor, creativity, ideas, that will cause you to
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  • Unprecedented favor, creativity, ideas, that will cause you to stand out.
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  • Ideas, that will cause you to stand out. you will out-class, in humility,
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  • Stand out. you will out-class, in humility, those around you that are not
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  • You will out-class, in humility, those around you that are not honoring god.
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  • Those around you that are not honoring god. my question today, "are you
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  • Honoring god. my question today, "are you distinguishing yourself?"
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  • My question today, "are you distinguishing yourself?" are you going the extra mile,
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  • Distinguishing yourself?" are you going the extra mile, doing more than you have to,
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  • Are you going the extra mile, doing more than you have to, making the more excellent
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  • Doing more than you have to, making the more excellent choices?
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  • Making the more excellent choices? god is always dealing with us
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  • Choices? god is always dealing with us about some area to come up
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  • God is always dealing with us about some area to come up higher in.
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  • About some area to come up higher in. maybe it's to be more excellent
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  • Higher in. maybe it's to be more excellent in how you treat people, more
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  • Maybe it's to be more excellent in how you treat people, more excellent in how you present
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  • In how you treat people, more excellent in how you present yourself, more excellent when it
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  • Excellent in how you present yourself, more excellent when it comes to your career and
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  • Yourself, more excellent when it comes to your career and improving your skills.
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  • Comes to your career and improving your skills. don't let something small keep
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  • Improving your skills. don't let something small keep god from releasing something big
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  • Don't let something small keep god from releasing something big into your life.
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  • God from releasing something big into your life. you are called to be a cut
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  • Into your life. you are called to be a cut above.
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  • You are called to be a cut above. you have excellence on the
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  • Above. you have excellence on the inside.
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  • You have excellence on the inside. now stir it up and bring it to
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  • Inside. now stir it up and bring it to the outside.
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  • Now stir it up and bring it to the outside. i believe and declare today,
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  • The outside. i believe and declare today, because i am looking at people
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  • I believe and declare today, because i am looking at people of excellence, god is going to
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  • Because i am looking at people of excellence, god is going to give you more wisdom, more
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  • Of excellence, god is going to give you more wisdom, more ideas, more strength, more
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  • Give you more wisdom, more ideas, more strength, more creativity.
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  • Ideas, more strength, more creativity. like daniel, you're going to
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  • Creativity. like daniel, you're going to out-class, out-perform,
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  • Like daniel, you're going to out-class, out-perform, out-shine.
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  • Out-class, out-perform, out-shine. god is going to promote you, put
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  • Out-shine. god is going to promote you, put you in a place of honor and you
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  • God is going to promote you, put you in a place of honor and you will fulfill your god-given
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  • You in a place of honor and you will fulfill your god-given destiny.
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  • Will fulfill your god-given destiny. in jesus' name.
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  • Destiny. in jesus' name. if you receive it can you say,
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  • In jesus' name. if you receive it can you say, "amen!"
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  • If you receive it can you say, "amen!" (cheering/applause)
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  • "amen!" (cheering/applause) we never like to close our
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  • Broadcast without giving you an
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  • Broadcast without giving you an opportunity to make jesus the
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  • Broadcast without giving you an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life.
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  • Opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life. would you pray with me?
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  • Lord of your life. would you pray with me? just say, "lord jesus, i repent
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  • Of my sins.
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  • Of my sins. come in to my heart.
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  • Of my sins. come in to my heart. i make you my lord and savior."
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  • Come in to my heart. i make you my lord and savior." friends, if you prayed that
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  • Simple prayer we believe you got
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  • Simple prayer we believe you got born again.
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  • Simple prayer we believe you got born again. get in a good bible-based
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  • Born again. get in a good bible-based church.
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  • Get in a good bible-based church. keep god first place.
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  • Church. keep god first place. he's going to take you places
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  • Keep god first place. he's going to take you places that you've never dreamed of.
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  • .
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  • . > anncr: as a thank you for
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  • > anncr: as a thank you for your support of our ministry,
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  • Your support of our ministry, joel and victoria would like
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  • Joel and victoria would like to send you a copy of joel's
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  • To send you a copy of joel's new book, "your greater is
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  • New book, "your greater is coming".
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  • Coming". > joel: fire, certainly not
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  • > joel: fire, certainly not the experience anyone wants
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  • The experience anyone wants yet god can actually use
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  • Yet god can actually use fire to expand, grow, and
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  • Fire to expand, grow, and enlarge our lives. taking
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  • Enlarge our lives. taking us to heights that we've
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  • Us to heights that we've never dreamed.
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  • Never dreamed. these magnificent sequoia
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  • These magnificent sequoia trees, the largest in the
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  • Trees, the largest in the world are actually given
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  • World are actually given life by fire. these cones
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  • Life by fire. these cones remain in the tree,
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  • Remain in the tree, sometimes for years.
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  • Sometimes for years. then fire comes. the heat
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  • Then fire comes. the heat opens the cones and out
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  • Opens the cones and out pours these tiny little
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  • Pours these tiny little seeds.
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  • Seeds. in my new book, i'll
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  • In my new book, i'll unlock some of these
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  • Unlock some of these mysteries. how god can
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  • Mysteries. how god can turn the fires in your
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  • Turn the fires in your life into new magnificent
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  • Life into new magnificent growth. i'll share how your
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  • Growth. i'll share how your greater, better life is not
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  • Greater, better life is not a distant possibility but
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  • A distant possibility but a certain reality as
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  • A certain reality as undeniable as these
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  • Undeniable as these glorious trees.
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  • Glorious trees. my new book, "your greater
  • 00:26:22.804 --> 00:26:24.339
  • My new book, "your greater is coming", will show you
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  • Is coming", will show you how to overcome when life
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  • How to overcome when life deals you a setback,
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  • Deals you a setback, a heartache, a fire.
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  • A heartache, a fire. even now, god is setting
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  • Even now, god is setting you up for something
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  • You up for something magnificent. your future
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  • Magnificent. your future is bigger and brighter than
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  • Is bigger and brighter than you can imagine. god is
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  • You can imagine. god is promising you your greater
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  • Promising you your greater is coming.
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  • Is coming. > anncr: request your copy
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  • > anncr: request your copy of "your greater is coming"
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  • Of "your greater is coming" today at joelosteen.com
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  • Today at joelosteen.com or call 800-565-0772.
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  • Or call 800-565-0772. or call 800-565-0772.
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  • Or call 800-565-0772. >victoria: joel and i pray
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  • >victoria: joel and i pray for you every single day.
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  • For you every single day. and we are believing the
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  • And we are believing the best for you and your
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  • Best for you and your family.
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  • Family. > joel: thanks so much for
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  • > joel: thanks so much for your prayer and support of
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  • Your prayer and support of the ministry. we love you.
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  • The ministry. we love you. believing 2022 will be a
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  • Believing 2022 will be a bountiful year. till we
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  • Bountiful year. till we meet again, may the lord
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  • Meet again, may the lord bless you and keep you.
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  • Bless you and keep you. may the lord show you
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  • May the lord show you favor and have mercy on
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  • Favor and have mercy on you. and may the lord
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  • You. and may the lord watch over you and give
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  • Watch over you and give you his peace.
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  • > joel: hi! i'm with my
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  • > joel: hi! i'm with my daughter, alexandra, and
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  • Daughter, alexandra, and lakewood music has a new album
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  • Lakewood music has a new album out.
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  • Out. > alexandra: yes, it's called
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  • > alexandra: yes, it's called shout! we are so proud of this
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  • Shout! we are so proud of this new project. it's our most
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  • New project. it's our most diverse collection of songs yet.
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  • Diverse collection of songs yet. we hope it's going to inspire
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  • We hope it's going to inspire you and encourage you.
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  • You and encourage you. > joel: it's fantastic. it's the
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  • > joel: it's fantastic. it's the songs we sing here at lakewood.
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  • Songs we sing here at lakewood. i hope you'll download your
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  • I hope you'll download your copy today!
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