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August 24, 2016
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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  • Today, on Living by Faith...
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  • When I had to show up in court with my own boy
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  • guess how many of his friends were there?
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  • None of them!
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  • Guess who's gonna be there?
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  • That same momma, or that same daddy
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  • that's sitting with you now,
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  • that's trying to keep you out of trouble now.
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  • Oh, turn to your neighbor and say what's wrong with Pastor?
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  • I just love y'all!
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  • And I want the best for ya!
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  • I want the best for ya!
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  • From the youngest to the oldest.
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  • Why y'all lift your hand?
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  • (pastor stutters)
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  • Two out of three isn't bad.
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  • That's what I was thinking about Josh.
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  • I was saying well two of em.
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  • You want all your children to do well don't you?
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  • I said you want all your children to do well.
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  • And how many of y'all know sometimes
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  • all of your children aren't gonna do
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  • what you have taught them to do.
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  • And how many of y'all know also
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  • that that is as disappointing as it can get.
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  • I mean the hurt and the pain that can come from that.
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  • And children listen to me man.
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  • You gotta listen to your parents.
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  • Listen to them now.
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  • That's why I'm meeting with you
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  • and I have this Ecclesiastic 12 and one.
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  • Remember the creator in the days of your youth.
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  • Dion you can't be concerned
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  • about looking like somebody else.
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  • People need to know what to look like.
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  • You're the only one who possess Jesus
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  • around some of your peers son.
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  • And you can't try to be like them.
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  • They gotta be like you.
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  • And if you trying to be like them
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  • when they should be being like you.
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  • How are they gonna ever see Jesus?!
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  • That was one of my strongest dilemmas with my own son Josh.
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  • I'm like why are you trying to be like everybody else?!
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  • You're trying to fit in with this image
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  • and look like this.
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  • You don't have to do that!
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  • It's amazing how many young boys wanna be like him
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  • and he's trying to be like them,
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  • and at the same time nobody's being like Jesus.
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  • I'm in court.
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  • He was throwing them in,
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  • I mean it took five minutes.
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  • I'm there for four.
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  • Actually I was there for one case,
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  • with one of our young men,
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  • who got into some trouble.
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  • I'm there just to represent him with his parent.
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  • I get in there, there are three other of our teenagers,
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  • member of this church!
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  • And it's amazing.
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  • And the parent sitting there with the son
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  • because they been summons to the court.
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  • Now I've summons you to my meetings.
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  • And you don't come.
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  • But when that judge summons your child,
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  • you sitting up there with your child,
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  • on time, and no problem.
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  • They don't want to be there
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  • just like they don't want to be here.
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  • Why do you make em go to court?
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  • Cause you understand the exchange in that.
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  • Now watch this.
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  • If you made them answer the summons
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  • that i have in this room,
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  • they would not have to be called to that room.
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  • (audience applauds)
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  • And one parent, they just kind of looked at me and I left.
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  • They looked at me like I was supposed
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  • to stay with their child.
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  • I left.
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  • I left, it broke my heart.
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  • I left, but you're not going to cause me
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  • to have to respond to your emergency now.
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  • It's your emergency now when we could've
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  • both prevented this from happening together.
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  • I got up and left.
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  • I told youth Pastor, I said
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  • "You stay here and take care of the rest of them.
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  • "I'm out of here."
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  • You want me to stand at this time?!
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  • Waste my time, when I've been giving time.
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  • Now young people let me explain this to you.
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  • And let you understand this.
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  • The same people that you are running with,
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  • that you're having so much fun with.
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  • The same people that you get in trouble with,
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  • I never see them in court.
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  • When I had to show up in court with my own boy
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  • guess how many of his friends were there?
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  • None of them!
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  • Guess who's gonna be there?
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  • That same momma, or that same daddy
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  • that's sitting with you now,
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  • that's trying to keep you out of trouble now.
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  • Oh, turn to your neighbor and say what's wrong with Pastor?
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  • I just love y'all!
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  • And I want the best for ya!
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  • I want the best for ya!
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  • From the youngest to the oldest.
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  • And we gotta disciple one another.
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  • This young man, he was at the morning service.
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  • I'm looking for his kind right now.
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  • I don't see the same guy that I saw.
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  • Hmm.
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  • At the eight o'clock service.
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  • Yeah, you the closest one to him.
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  • Come here son.
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  • Right there, yeah, in that blue shirt blue tie.
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  • Yeah, come here.
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  • You a lot older.
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  • How old are you?
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  • - [Male] 17.
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  • - 17?
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • - Dude, I thought you were working and married.
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  • You a big 17 year old.
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  • Don't give me no trouble boy I.
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  • You sometimes wear your hair down?
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  • - Yes sir.
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  • - What'd you just say?
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  • - Yes sir.
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  • (audience applauds)
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  • - You are messing up my illustration.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • Take your hair down.
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  • Don't go with your outfit.
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  • Take your tie off.
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  • Unbutton this shirt.
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  • Yeah, here ya go.
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  • And take your shirt out your pants.
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  • You too neat for this illustration.
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  • (pastor laughs)
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  • What's your name son?
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  • - [Male] Jansen.
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  • - [Pastor] Jason.
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  • - [Jansen] Jansen.
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  • - [Pastor] Jansen.
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  • Most of the young boys I saw coming into court
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  • looked pretty much just like this now.
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  • This shirt really should be like
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  • this shirt you got underneath.
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  • And the jeans and that kind of thing.
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  • And they walked in just like that.
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  • Now I am not stereotyping,
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  • but that's what happens in our society.
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  • You understand that.
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  • He knows this.
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  • And he is wearing it in a way
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  • where he's taking some of the threat out of the image.
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  • Cause he's wearing the necktie, shirt in his pants,
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  • got his hair tied up and the whole nine yards.
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  • But I'm a tell you something.
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  • This image is ruining a whole lot of our.
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  • I'm telling you, you say whatever you wanna say.
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  • And your child is trying to mimic something.
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  • And just give them now a pitbull.
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  • Give them a big, what's that other big old ugly dog?
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  • Rottweiler, give him a rottweiler.
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  • Get him that.
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  • Give him some tats and that kind of thing.
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  • That's the image that a lot of them are trying to portray.
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  • Now watch this.
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  • That image comes along with a responsibility.
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  • A price, you're gonna have to put up for that image.
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  • And a lot of them don't have the wherewithal
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  • to know the difference of how magnetic
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  • that can be in pulling them into a lifestyle
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  • that's damaging their lives.
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  • Now fortunately see, and you can't get locked in.
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  • Fortunately he's wearing this same image
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  • but look what he's doing in life.
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  • So it is not what the image is always projecting.
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  • The media is putting it out like that.
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  • Most of them are being taken back from it.
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  • There are very few of them that are moving forward from em.
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  • I don't mind him rocking it like that.
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  • Because he understands the difference.
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  • How are you doing in school?
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  • - I'm doing good sir.
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  • - What's good sir?
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  • - A's and B's.
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  • - A...
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  • A's and B's.
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  • Your parents here?
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  • - No.
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  • - How'd you get here?
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  • - They dropped me off.
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  • - Who dropped you off?
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  • - My mother and my grandmother.
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  • - Where'd they go?
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  • - They had to go to another church.
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  • - They had to go to another church.
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  • But typically are.
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  • - They're usually here.
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  • - They're usually here with you.
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  • - Yes.
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  • - And that's how you became connected to this church?
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  • - Yes.
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  • - Your mother and grandmother?
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  • - Yes sir.
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  • - Where's your father?
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  • - My father, I don't live with my father.
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  • - You don't live with him?
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  • Do you know him?
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  • - Yes.
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  • - Do you spend much time with him?
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  • - Here and there, yes.
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  • - Here and there.
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  • And you've done very well, to be in that kind a.
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  • Here take another one.
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  • - Thank you sir.
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  • (audience applauds)
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  • - Get out of here before I give you another 100.
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  • Go on back to your seat.
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  • And put your shirt in your pants!
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  • And put your tie on boy.
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  • But far too many folks.
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  • I'm so edgy.
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  • People were like "Why's he putting him
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  • "on the spot like that?
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  • "Everybody is not like that."
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  • I know everybody is not like that.
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  • But you gotta face the facts.
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  • You were not, and most cases, and are not,
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  • sitting in the same court room that I gotta sit in
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  • to see what I'm telling you is so.
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  • So it means that everybody's not like that.
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  • Is that the excuse we gonna use?
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  • I tell you what, 93% of them that came out
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  • of that back with handcuffs on were like that.
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  • And so who's gonna spend time?
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  • I did that this morning.
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  • I saw a young man.
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  • He was coming and he just walking in church.
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  • Just as late as he can be,
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  • had his little lemonade that he bought
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  • from the Hewbrews cafe.
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  • Got his little straw tapping his drink.
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  • He coming into church like
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  • "This a cool church right here boy."
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  • I said "Come here."
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  • He (stutters) "Me?"
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  • I said "Yeah you, come here."
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  • He dropped his lemonade, set it down,
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  • and he walked up.
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  • And his partner who was with him
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  • had gone to the bathroom before he came in.
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  • His partner walked in and saw him up front
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  • and he just walked on up to the front.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • This boy reeking with weed.
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  • Tats, tear drops on his eye.
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  • These tear drops that they wear
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  • is symbolic of their partners
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  • that have fallen in the streets to death.
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  • And he's just standing there,
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  • I said "What you come up here for?
  • 00:11:24.280 --> 00:11:26.080
  • "I saw my man up here."
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  • And I turned to his man I said,
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  • "Now you see the influence you have?"
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  • And I start talking about the same thing
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  • I just talked about.
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  • Gave them some money too.
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  • Look at, what's his name?
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  • Janice tying his hair back up
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  • and putting his tie back on.
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  • Your grandmother come in here and see you like that boy you.
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  • "If you don't tie that hair up!"
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  • Some of them tie it up at home
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  • and then untie it when they get out.
  • 00:11:59.100 --> 00:12:01.010
  • But this boy obviously doing a good job.
  • 00:12:01.010 --> 00:12:04.100
  • And I told Elliot, I said "Elliot son,
  • 00:12:04.100 --> 00:12:07.070
  • "this is how much influence you have.
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  • "You could be a great disciple.
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  • "You could disciple this boy."
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  • I threw my arm around that young boy.
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  • Where Dr. Dee?
  • 00:12:18.170 --> 00:12:20.010
  • I threw my arm around that young boy with all them tats
  • 00:12:20.010 --> 00:12:21.280
  • on him and he just hugged me he just held me.
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  • I said "Okay, all right."
  • 00:12:24.270 --> 00:12:26.120
  • And I looked at him, I said,
  • 00:12:26.260 --> 00:12:28.010
  • "When the last time a man hug you?"
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  • And he looked at me and he looked down.
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  • And looked back and he said "I don't know."
  • 00:12:35.020 --> 00:12:38.000
  • And people literally, I mean all in the congregation
  • 00:12:40.110 --> 00:12:43.200
  • just crying, they passing out tissue.
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  • There go my man right there.
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  • Yeah, yeah.
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  • Got that hair tied up?
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  • Don't put you on the spot like that?
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  • Yeah, I feel you.
  • 00:12:53.230 --> 00:12:54.280
  • It's all right, but it's tied up.
  • 00:12:54.280 --> 00:12:56.200
  • I don't know, maybe it's a different
  • 00:12:56.200 --> 00:12:57.260
  • in the tied hairdo and the untied.
  • 00:12:57.260 --> 00:13:00.170
  • But I'm just saying,
  • 00:13:00.170 --> 00:13:01.290
  • if we're not going after people, we're missing the mark.
  • 00:13:01.290 --> 00:13:04.070
  • And people are dying and on their way to hell
  • 00:13:05.190 --> 00:13:09.120
  • or not experiencing the good life.
  • 00:13:09.120 --> 00:13:11.190
  • Can I get you to look at the book of judges for a minute?
  • 00:13:12.140 --> 00:13:15.090
  • Dr. Dee tell them about that white chick
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  • that chased me down in a.
  • 00:13:20.140 --> 00:13:22.030
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:13:22.030 --> 00:13:24.010
  • Come on, come on, is that true?
  • 00:13:24.290 --> 00:13:26.120
  • I mean how was she after me how was she after me?
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  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:13:31.090 --> 00:13:33.140
  • Whatever!
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  • Oh don't hate.
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  • I receive.
  • 00:13:40.190 --> 00:13:41.270
  • - [Dee dee] How were you acting?
  • 00:13:43.200 --> 00:13:44.270
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:13:44.270 --> 00:13:47.020
  • - I don't know, how was I acting?
  • 00:13:47.290 --> 00:13:49.100
  • - Who me?!
  • 00:13:49.100 --> 00:13:50.080
  • (pastor laughs)
  • 00:13:50.080 --> 00:13:52.040
  • - [Pastor] Who me?!
  • 00:13:52.040 --> 00:13:53.120
  • I get that from that boy Mr. Brown.
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  • He go to that funeral.
  • 00:13:58.280 --> 00:14:00.110
  • Mr. Brown say "I got something to say.
  • 00:14:00.210 --> 00:14:02.140
  • "Will you let me have something to say?
  • 00:14:03.070 --> 00:14:05.080
  • "I got something to say."
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  • I receive.
  • 00:14:06.110 --> 00:14:07.040
  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.
  • 00:14:07.040 --> 00:14:08.180
  • And then the Pastor says "We're gonna hear from Mr. Brown."
  • 00:14:09.150 --> 00:14:12.080
  • And then Mr. Brown say "Who me?!"
  • 00:14:12.080 --> 00:14:14.220
  • I receive.
  • 00:14:15.220 --> 00:14:17.050
  • And so folks I.
  • 00:14:22.230 --> 00:14:24.100
  • That even includes and involve
  • 00:14:28.020 --> 00:14:31.060
  • the same homosexual and lesbian demon.
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  • Some of y'all don't know,
  • 00:14:36.130 --> 00:14:37.290
  • that your children are connected.
  • 00:14:38.090 --> 00:14:41.250
  • And you letting little girls come over to your house
  • 00:14:44.060 --> 00:14:46.060
  • with your daughters.
  • 00:14:46.060 --> 00:14:47.230
  • And you've been trying to prevent them
  • 00:14:48.140 --> 00:14:50.010
  • from being with the boy,
  • 00:14:50.010 --> 00:14:51.140
  • but the girl is doing the same thing the boy would do.
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  • I'm just telling you.
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  • And then you don't bring them.
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  • I'm talking about discipleship.
  • 00:14:58.250 --> 00:15:00.210
  • And you don't bring them when I call for them.
  • 00:15:01.260 --> 00:15:04.200
  • And when this thing manifest you way behind the curve.
  • 00:15:06.070 --> 00:15:09.140
  • Cause I'm hearing it and I'm seeing it.
  • 00:15:12.070 --> 00:15:15.070
  • And because I love the people of God so much.
  • 00:15:17.080 --> 00:15:20.160
  • You know sometimes, God boy.
  • 00:15:21.290 --> 00:15:24.040
  • If I don't cast that care off me.
  • 00:15:24.040 --> 00:15:26.060
  • And I see how some Pastors die long before their time.
  • 00:15:27.060 --> 00:15:31.120
  • I realize why Moses hit that rock.
  • 00:15:32.050 --> 00:15:36.070
  • God told him to speak to it and that boy struck it.
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  • You know why he struck that rock?
  • 00:15:39.230 --> 00:15:41.210
  • Out of frustration.
  • 00:15:41.210 --> 00:15:43.150
  • Frustration of the responses of the people.
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  • How many of y'all know,
  • 00:15:48.100 --> 00:15:50.020
  • God has some hard headed children?
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  • Lean on your neighbor and say one of em sitting behind us.
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  • Now you figure out which one.
  • 00:16:02.000 --> 00:16:03.230
  • (pastor laughs)
  • 00:16:04.230 --> 00:16:06.250
  • I was kinda talking about,
  • 00:16:07.150 --> 00:16:09.150
  • we don't want most of our children doing good do we?
  • 00:16:09.150 --> 00:16:12.140
  • We want all of them doing good.
  • 00:16:12.270 --> 00:16:14.130
  • And that one time we were just kinda saying
  • 00:16:14.130 --> 00:16:16.200
  • "Well two out of three isn't bad."
  • 00:16:16.200 --> 00:16:18.240
  • You remember?
  • 00:16:19.100 --> 00:16:20.150
  • Or was that just me?
  • 00:16:21.000 --> 00:16:22.180
  • Well I mean you kinda saying that.
  • 00:16:24.200 --> 00:16:26.230
  • Or thinking that, because when you give in
  • 00:16:26.230 --> 00:16:29.100
  • the same principle to the house
  • 00:16:29.100 --> 00:16:32.080
  • and two of them are getting it and one of them aren't.
  • 00:16:32.080 --> 00:16:36.080
  • It's like because I'm giving the same thing out in here.
  • 00:16:37.110 --> 00:16:40.010
  • Everybody in this church should be prospering.
  • 00:16:40.010 --> 00:16:42.260
  • How is it that some are and some aren't?
  • 00:16:43.270 --> 00:16:47.290
  • The only difference in the entire thing is that
  • 00:16:50.080 --> 00:16:54.010
  • those who will do the word will see it.
  • 00:16:54.010 --> 00:16:56.240
  • Okay, Judges, let's look at Judges.
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  • You there, chapter seven?
  • 00:17:07.260 --> 00:17:09.200
  • I didn't say chapter seven?
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  • All of y'all are turning pages.
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  • Boy there's no sweeter sound than that sound right there.
  • 00:17:16.110 --> 00:17:19.040
  • And I'm a tell ya boy,
  • 00:17:22.030 --> 00:17:23.110
  • you can look at somebody's Bible
  • 00:17:23.110 --> 00:17:24.240
  • and see if they got a blessed life.
  • 00:17:24.240 --> 00:17:26.250
  • If your Bible looks like a used Bible,
  • 00:17:28.120 --> 00:17:31.260
  • it's jacked up.
  • 00:17:31.260 --> 00:17:33.140
  • Ordinarily, that person has a blessed life.
  • 00:17:33.140 --> 00:17:36.150
  • If that Bible is neat and all that.
  • 00:17:37.020 --> 00:17:40.010
  • Ordinarily that person has a jacked up life.
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  • Turn to your neighbor and say
  • 00:17:43.200 --> 00:17:44.180
  • let me see how your Bible look.
  • 00:17:44.180 --> 00:17:45.260
  • Let me see how your, nah.
  • 00:17:45.260 --> 00:17:48.020
  • "I just got this one."
  • 00:17:48.020 --> 00:17:49.180
  • Yeah right.
  • 00:17:49.180 --> 00:17:50.210
  • (pastor laughs)
  • 00:17:50.210 --> 00:17:53.100
  • "I just got this Bible last week, see."
  • 00:17:54.060 --> 00:17:56.240
  • Ladies and gentlemen, I mean,
  • 00:18:03.120 --> 00:18:05.130
  • the true church for this ministry has started.
  • 00:18:06.070 --> 00:18:09.170
  • Judges chapter number seven,
  • 00:18:12.100 --> 00:18:14.240
  • look at verse number two.
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  • You have it say I have it.
  • 00:18:19.070 --> 00:18:20.120
  • - [Audience] I have it.
  • 00:18:20.120 --> 00:18:21.170
  • - [Pastor] Come on let's read it.
  • 00:18:21.170 --> 00:18:22.140
  • Ready read.
  • 00:18:22.140 --> 00:18:23.250
  • - [Audience] And the Lord said unto
  • 00:18:23.250 --> 00:18:25.230
  • - [Pastor] Okay let's just say he spoke to me.
  • 00:18:25.230 --> 00:18:27.230
  • Lord spoke to Gideon, and he said to him,
  • 00:18:30.130 --> 00:18:34.000
  • "The people who are with you are too many for me."
  • 00:18:34.070 --> 00:18:38.210
  • Now that can indicate several things here.
  • 00:18:39.070 --> 00:18:42.130
  • Just because people are around you
  • 00:18:43.240 --> 00:18:46.170
  • doesn't necessarily mean they are with you.
  • 00:18:46.170 --> 00:18:49.270
  • And everybody that's around you,
  • 00:18:52.200 --> 00:18:54.210
  • you should not think that they are with you.
  • 00:18:54.210 --> 00:18:57.160
  • Is that making any sense to you?
  • 00:19:00.020 --> 00:19:01.240
  • Dee dee and I, we evaluate the people
  • 00:19:03.000 --> 00:19:05.040
  • that we have around us and (inaudible).
  • 00:19:05.040 --> 00:19:08.160
  • And we make a determination that you know what,
  • 00:19:10.260 --> 00:19:14.220
  • we have been spending enough time with them.
  • 00:19:14.220 --> 00:19:17.260
  • Yeah, because if we're spending time with you as such.
  • 00:19:20.000 --> 00:19:25.000
  • I'm talking about in the more intimate kind of setting.
  • 00:19:25.130 --> 00:19:30.080
  • I'm spending that time with you
  • 00:19:31.080 --> 00:19:32.240
  • and I don't see any fruit coming from your life.
  • 00:19:32.240 --> 00:19:35.260
  • Then it's time for us to kind of move on.
  • 00:19:35.260 --> 00:19:38.150
  • One of the things that Dr. Price said to me
  • 00:19:39.150 --> 00:19:42.120
  • that he admired about me is that I don't waste his time.
  • 00:19:42.120 --> 00:19:46.070
  • He said "You don't waste my time."
  • 00:19:49.010 --> 00:19:50.270
  • I guess that was a compliment.
  • 00:19:51.280 --> 00:19:55.170
  • Or he was commenting he said "You don't waste my time.
  • 00:19:56.070 --> 00:19:58.190
  • "You do exactly what I tell you to do."
  • 00:19:58.190 --> 00:20:00.220
  • And folks if you can't listen to me
  • 00:20:00.280 --> 00:20:05.260
  • as your Pastor.
  • 00:20:06.130 --> 00:20:08.040
  • You should,
  • 00:20:11.180 --> 00:20:12.260
  • you should find a church where
  • 00:20:14.220 --> 00:20:18.240
  • you will listen to whomever calls themselves
  • 00:20:19.060 --> 00:20:21.150
  • the Pastor of that place.
  • 00:20:21.150 --> 00:20:23.290
  • Cause you could at least save yourself some gas.
  • 00:20:25.230 --> 00:20:30.230
  • How many of y'all will say you passed
  • 00:20:33.020 --> 00:20:34.190
  • several churches on the way to this church?
  • 00:20:34.190 --> 00:20:37.220
  • I know one that you pass when Santa Claus come
  • 00:20:38.030 --> 00:20:41.020
  • and they will bless your pets and.
  • 00:20:41.020 --> 00:20:43.270
  • So I'm saying to you now,
  • 00:20:48.270 --> 00:20:51.020
  • you may have to reconsider your partnership here.
  • 00:20:52.230 --> 00:20:57.070
  • Because if you're not gonna be interested
  • 00:20:58.040 --> 00:21:00.240
  • in doing the work of the church
  • 00:21:00.240 --> 00:21:02.200
  • you're not gonna like this church very much.
  • 00:21:02.200 --> 00:21:05.060
  • And I want you to like the church that you go to.
  • 00:21:09.120 --> 00:21:13.170
  • I mean it would be nice to like the church.
  • 00:21:14.030 --> 00:21:16.020
  • Sometimes you have to stay and you really don't like it
  • 00:21:17.000 --> 00:21:19.240
  • because God told you to be there.
  • 00:21:19.240 --> 00:21:21.270
  • You understand that?
  • 00:21:23.040 --> 00:21:24.240
  • You kinda shook your head
  • 00:21:25.090 --> 00:21:26.200
  • and that's a good thing.
  • 00:21:26.200 --> 00:21:29.100
  • I'm glad you understand that.
  • 00:21:29.100 --> 00:21:30.190
  • Because everything that you may like,
  • 00:21:30.190 --> 00:21:34.270
  • God may not want you in it.
  • 00:21:34.270 --> 00:21:37.060
  • But everything that you may dislike, God may want you in it.
  • 00:21:37.080 --> 00:21:41.160
  • It's amazing how he'll put you in things
  • 00:21:42.180 --> 00:21:44.040
  • that you don't like.
  • 00:21:44.040 --> 00:21:45.160
  • Like this whole discipleship thing.
  • 00:21:46.060 --> 00:21:48.190
  • Dr. Dee dee and I were talking about it earlier.
  • 00:21:48.190 --> 00:21:51.150
  • She said she loved it initially, I hated it.
  • 00:21:51.150 --> 00:21:54.200
  • I was released in the Shaw area of
  • 00:21:55.030 --> 00:21:58.010
  • northwest Washington D.C. when I first started.
  • 00:21:58.010 --> 00:22:01.090
  • To share with people that we did not know
  • 00:22:02.240 --> 00:22:05.100
  • that we had to disciple.
  • 00:22:05.220 --> 00:22:07.190
  • I was a part of James D. Kennedy,
  • 00:22:07.190 --> 00:22:10.170
  • a evangelism explosion.
  • 00:22:10.170 --> 00:22:13.030
  • It was a training that I had to be a part of.
  • 00:22:14.080 --> 00:22:18.010
  • And it eventually blessed my life.
  • 00:22:18.180 --> 00:22:21.100
  • And I'm starting to see,
  • 00:22:22.000 --> 00:22:23.270
  • and there's definition being added to
  • 00:22:24.110 --> 00:22:27.240
  • what I have been doing and have not known
  • 00:22:28.080 --> 00:22:32.050
  • exactly what I've been doing to be where I am.
  • 00:22:32.050 --> 00:22:36.000
  • And I've been involved primarily
  • 00:22:36.200 --> 00:22:38.200
  • all of my born again days in this process in this principle.
  • 00:22:38.200 --> 00:22:43.200
  • And had, I was clueless as to what I was doing.
  • 00:22:43.220 --> 00:22:47.160
  • But even when you're clueless of what you're doing
  • 00:22:47.160 --> 00:22:50.230
  • as it relates to a biblical principle,
  • 00:22:50.230 --> 00:22:53.150
  • you still will get the promise to it.
  • 00:22:53.150 --> 00:22:55.290
  • Is that making any sense?
  • 00:22:56.290 --> 00:22:58.130
  • Now the power to define is the power to fulfill.
  • 00:22:58.130 --> 00:23:01.030
  • And whatever you can understand
  • 00:23:01.030 --> 00:23:02.190
  • you'll have the ability to repeat at will.
  • 00:23:02.190 --> 00:23:05.070
  • And so I can begin to repeat some things at will
  • 00:23:05.070 --> 00:23:07.140
  • because now I know exactly what's triggering this success.
  • 00:23:07.140 --> 00:23:12.050
  • You know, a long time before.
  • 00:23:13.150 --> 00:23:15.210
  • You know I understood some things about Dr. Dee dee.
  • 00:23:16.120 --> 00:23:18.200
  • It was like a hit and miss kind of thing.
  • 00:23:18.200 --> 00:23:20.180
  • And then I start noticing some things
  • 00:23:20.180 --> 00:23:22.150
  • that I was getting the results that I wanted to get.
  • 00:23:22.150 --> 00:23:25.100
  • And I would do it again to see
  • 00:23:25.100 --> 00:23:26.200
  • if I would get the same results,
  • 00:23:26.200 --> 00:23:28.020
  • and then I would do the same thing
  • 00:23:28.020 --> 00:23:29.110
  • to see if I would get the same results,
  • 00:23:29.110 --> 00:23:30.260
  • and I would do it again.
  • 00:23:30.260 --> 00:23:32.050
  • I said "That's the same thing I got last time."
  • 00:23:32.050 --> 00:23:33.190
  • Well I understood that I needed to continue to do that
  • 00:23:33.190 --> 00:23:37.200
  • because I want to trigger success on purpose.
  • 00:23:37.200 --> 00:23:41.050
  • I don't want my success to be by accident or happenstance.
  • 00:23:41.260 --> 00:23:46.260
  • I want my success to be on purpose.
  • 00:23:46.280 --> 00:23:50.030
  • Are you understanding what I'm saying?
  • 00:23:50.140 --> 00:23:52.000
  • How many of y'all would like
  • 00:23:52.000 --> 00:23:53.040
  • to trigger your success on purpose?
  • 00:23:53.040 --> 00:23:54.200
  • Like you said, "Oh man,
  • 00:23:54.200 --> 00:23:56.100
  • "I didn't know that that was gonna happen."
  • 00:23:56.100 --> 00:23:58.090
  • I want you to go into things knowing what's gonna happen.
  • 00:23:58.240 --> 00:24:03.060
  • Is that making sense to you?
  • 00:24:05.140 --> 00:24:07.010
  • And I kept at it, I kept at it with her.
  • 00:24:07.100 --> 00:24:09.090
  • And man now I gotta be the one that say "I gotta headache."
  • 00:24:09.090 --> 00:24:12.200
  • Okay, so, all right.
  • 00:24:13.240 --> 00:24:15.130
  • I'm just saying, all of it will work.
  • 00:24:16.070 --> 00:24:18.150
  • All of it.
  • 00:24:19.000 --> 00:24:19.240
  • Don't look so surprised,
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  • that should be that way in your household.
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  • Don't look so surprised.
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  • That should be that way.
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  • It should be that you do understand some things
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  • about your spouse so well, that you are getting this
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  • that kind of response every single time.
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  • Every single time.
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  • And I know what it takes to be successful.
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  • In my life, I've been doing it too long now.
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  • In every area of my life.
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  • So the next 50 years is gonna be far better
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  • than the first 50 years.
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  • Cause now, I have figured out.
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  • Isn't it amazing?
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  • And even more detrimental to not know
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  • what you have done for 30 and 40 years
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  • to get where you are and then you got another 30,
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  • 40 years to not know what you have done.
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  • Boy, that's what is considered an old fool.
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  • Look at your neighbor and say I am not going do.
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  • - [Audience] I am not gonna do.
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  • - Some of the same dumb stuff.
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  • - [Audience] Some of the same dumb stuff.
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  • - I have done.
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  • - [Audience] I have done.
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  • - In the first 25, 35, 45, 50, 65, 75,
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  • wherever you fall in there.
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  • Just give em a range.
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  • I don't know how some cats,
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  • just seem to be like.
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  • You remember that cat that was in our neighborhood,
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  • we used to call the oldest teenager alive.
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  • Over in Clinton, just going to clubs,
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  • hanging out, that kind of thing.
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  • I'm like you still doing that?
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  • People still go to clubs?
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  • And hang out?
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  • Now you got it so you call them cabarets.
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  • Look at your neighbor and say
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  • if you go to a cabaret you are old.
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  • Or a lounge.
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  • do what they wanna do, and not be concerned
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  • to the brothers and sisters
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