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Praise | Ben Courson | November 24, 2020

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Bobby Schuller hosts Ben Courson from Los Angeles; CA.

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Praise | Ben Courson | November 24, 2020

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  • ♪♪
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  • - TONIGHT ON PRAISE,FROM LOS ANGELES, FOUNDER
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  • OF HOPE GENERATION, BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND TV AND
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  • RADIO HOST, BEN COURSON.
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  • ♪♪
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  • - AND NOWBOBBY SCHULLER.
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  • - BOBBY SCHULLER:WELCOME TO PRAISE.
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  • WE'RE SO SO GLAD THATYOU'RE JOINING US, AND I
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  • BELIEVE THAT IF YOU'RERIGHT HERE ON THIS
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  • STATION RIGHT NOW, I WANTTO YOU WATCH THIS WHOLE
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  • EPISODE BECAUSE I REALLYTHINK THAT WHAT WE'RE
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  • ABOUT TO TALK ABOUTCOULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
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  • I THINK THAT GOD WANTSYOU TO BE WATCHING RIGHT
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  • NOW, AND I BELIEVE THATGOD HAS A WORD FOR YOU.
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  • MAYBE YOU'RE GOINGTHROUGH JUST LIKE A RUT.
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  • MAYBE A TOUGH TIME, ANDTODAY WE'RE GOING TO TALK
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  • ABOUT THANKFULNESS,PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT OF
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  • THE SCIENCE OFTHANKFULNESS
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  • AND THEOLOGY.
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  • BUT WE'RE REALLY GOING TOTALK ABOUT HOW DO WE GET
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  • OUT OF THESE RUTS?
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  • HOW DO WE GET OUT OFTHESE DIFFICULT TIMES
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  • WHEN SO MUCH CRAZY, WEIRDSTUFF IS GOING ON IN THE
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  • WORLD AND IN THE COUNTRY,
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  • HOW CAN WE STILLBE JOYFUL, HAPPY,
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  • OVERFLOWING PEOPLE?
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  • AND I'M SO SO THRILLED TOHAVE MY GUY, BEN COURSON.
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  • BEN, HOW ARE YOU MAN?
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  • - I'M SO GLAD IGET TO BE WITH YOU.
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  • I LOVE IT EVERYTIME, BOBBY.
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  • - I AM SO STOKED THAT WEHAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO
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  • TALK SPECIALLY ONTHANKFULNESS.
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  • - I FEEL LIKE I HANGOUT WITH YOU MORE THAN
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  • MOST PEOPLE INOREGON WHERE I LIVE.
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  • - THAT'S A GOOD THING.
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  • - LIKE WE DO.
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  • WE HANG OUT EVERYCOUPLE MONTHS.
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  • - WELL, WE'REBOTH PASTORS.
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  • WE'RE BOTH PASTORS KIDS,WE CAN COMMISERATE ABOUT
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  • THAT STUFF.
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  • - AND WE BOTH HAVEINFLUENTIAL PASTOR DADS.
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  • - YEAH, TOTALLY.
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  • - GROWING UP IN HIGHSCHOOL IN ORANGE COUNTY
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  • SO IT'S GREAT.
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  • - SO YOU GREW UP INORANGE COUNTY HERE?
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  • - I DID.
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  • I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOLAT CALVARY COSTA MESA.
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  • - AWESOME.
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  • - ACTUALLY I HAVEA FUNNY STORY.
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF I SHOULDSHARE THIS BUT I'M GOING TO.
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  • - GO.
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  • - WHEN I WAS 14 OR15 YEARS OLD, THE TBN
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  • BUILDING USED TO BEACROSS THE STREET FROM MY
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  • HOUSE ON BEAR.
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  • AND ME AND MY FRIEND,AGAIN I WAS 14 OR 15,
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  • WE'D PLAY HIDE ANDSEEK IN THE BUILDING.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • - YOU WOULDACTUALLY GET IN?
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  • - THAT'S MYORIGINS AT TBN.
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  • - SO HOLD ON.
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  • YOU WOULD ACTUALLY LIKEGET INTO THE BUILDING,
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  • LIKE BREAK INTOTHE TBN BUILDING?
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  • - WELL, NO.
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  • IT WAS WHEN YOU COULDLIKE, YOU COULD WALK IN
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  • AND IT WAS VERYGRANDIOSE, RIGHT.
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  • SO THERE WAS THIS LIVE INSTUDIO SORT OF SETTING,
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  • AND WE'D HIDE BEHINDTHE CHAIRS AND STUFF.
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  • - THAT'S AMAZING.
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  • I REMEMBER THAT BUILDING.
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  • - SO I'VE COME A LONGWAY IN OTHER WORDS.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - I'M NOT PLAYING HIDEAND SEEK IN TBN ANYMORE.
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  • - WELL, I REMEMBER BOTHMEETING PAUL AND JAN IN
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  • THAT BUILDING, AND JUSTLOVING THEM BOTH SO MUCH.
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  • I STILL REMEMBER THEFIRST TIME I MET JAN, AND
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  • I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TOMAKE OF HER BECAUSE I'D
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  • ONLY SEEN HER ON TV.
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  • AND SHE HAD THIS BIBLEWHICH I THINK SHE JUST
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  • CARRIED IT WITH HEREVERYWHERE, AND IT WAS
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  • FULL OF NOTES AND STUFF.
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  • AND SHE TOLD ME I WASHER FAVORITE MINISTER.
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  • NOW, MY GUESS LATER WASTHAT SHE PROBABLY SAID
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  • THAT TO EVERY MINISTER,BUT IT REALLY TOUCHED
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  • MY HEART.
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  • BUT THE CROUCHES AND MYGRANDPARENTS THEY HAD A
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  • GREAT RELATIONSHIP.
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  • WE'RE GRATEFUL TOBE PART OF TBN.
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  • BUT, YEAH.
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  • THAT WAS A COOL SPACEACROSS FROM SOUTH COAST PLAZA.
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  • WELL ANYWAY, SO THERE'S ALOT OF PEOPLE TODAY WHO
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  • KNOWING YOU, BEN, YOU ARELIKE SERIOUSLY ONE OF THE
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  • MOST JOYFUL, FUN, OVERTHE TOP, AMAZING PEOPLE
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  • REALLY, AND IT'S FUNNYWATCHING YOUR INSTAGRAM
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  • BECAUSE YOU'RE ALWAYSLIKE SKATING AND DOING
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  • STUFF WITH LIKE, I DON'TKNOW, YO-YOS OR FOOD
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  • OR WHATEVER.
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  • - IT'S TRUE.
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  • - A LOT OF PEOPLE MIGHTBE SURPRISED THAT YOU
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  • HAVE REALLY STRUGGLED INTHE PAST WITH THINGS LIKE
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  • DEPRESSION, PROBABLY SOMECOMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS,
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  • THINGS LIKE THAT.
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  • WHAT DO YOU SAY TOSOMEONE WHO IS WATCHING
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  • RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW, IT'SGETTING DARKER, IT'S
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  • GETTER COLDER, ANDTHEY'RE LIKE IT'S KIND OF
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  • LIKE MY LIFE.
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  • THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING.
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  • THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLETHAT HAVE LOST LOVED ONES.
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  • WHAT DO YOU HAVE?
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  • - ANYTHING FROM THE LACKOF PHOTO THERAPY WHEN THE
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  • WEATHER IS CHANGINGAND SEASONAL
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  • EFFECTIVE DISORDER.
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  • - WHAT'S PHOTO THERAPY?
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  • - WELL, BASICALLY JUSTTHE LACK OF PHOTONS
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  • HITTING YOUR SKIN.
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  • RESEARCHERS ANDSCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND
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  • OVER THE PAST FEW DECADESTHAT JUST VITAMIN D IS
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  • VERY MUCH HEALING FORPEOPLE, AND SO DURING THE
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  • WINTER SEASON WHEN IT'SMORE CLOUDY, YOU CAN GET
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  • SEASONAL EFFECTIVEDISORDER, AND STAY INDOORS.
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  • I MEAN, WE LIVE IN AGENERATION NOW, BOBBY,
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  • WHERE RESEARCHERSARE TELLING US AND
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  • SOCIOLOGISTS ARE NOWDECLARING THAT WE'RE THE
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  • MOST DEPRESSEDGENERATION ON RECORD.
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  • NOW, I DON'T KNOW WHOINTERVIEWED THE 14
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  • CENTURY BURGUNDIANS TOAFFIRM THAT FACT, BUT
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  • SOMEHOW THEY'RE SAYING --- CAN I INTERRUPT YOU
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  • RIGHT THERE?
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  • I'VE HEARD THAT SO MANYTIMES AND I THINK IT'S TRUE.
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  • - I DO, TOO.
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  • - WHY IS IT?
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  • WHY IS IT THAT YOU'VE GOTA GENERATION THAT HAS SO
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  • MUCH OPPORTUNITYAVAILABLE TO THEM.
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  • - THAT'S RIGHT.
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  • - I MEAN, THERE'SA MILLION THINGS.
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  • YOU CAN START A YOU TUBECHANNEL AND IF YOU'RE
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  • LIKE, I DON'T KNOW, MR.BEAST OR SOMEONE, YOU
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  • KNOW, SOME RANDOM RID,YOU MAKE MILLIONS OF
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  • DOLLARS, HELPALL THESE PEOPLE.
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  • - AND TICK TOCK'S ALGORITHMAND ALL OF THAT.
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  • SO HERE'S ONE OF THEMAIN REASONS WHY WE'RE
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  • DEPRESSED ACCORDING TOTHE RESEARCH AND THE DATA
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  • IS BECAUSE OF SOCIALMEDIA WHICH LEADS ME TO
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  • WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAYABOUT BEING INDOORS ALL
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  • THE TIME.
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  • SO ONE OF THE REASONSWHY WE DO POST THESE
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  • VIDEOS AND THERE'S ONECOMING OUT HERE WITHIN
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  • THE WEEK WHERE I'MHOLDING ONTO A ROPE AND
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  • BEING PULLED BY ATRUCK ON MY SKATEBOARD
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  • PREACHING A MESSAGEWHILE SKATING.
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  • AND PEOPLE SEE THAT ANDTHEY'RE LIKE,
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  • THAT'S CRAZY.
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  • BUT I WANT TO SHOW MYGENERATION, AND THIS IS
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  • VERY IMPORTANT TO ME,THAT YOU CAN GO OUTSIDE.
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  • AND I JUST ACTUALLY WANTTO TALK TO THE AUDIENCE
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  • FOR A MINUTE ABOUT THISBECAUSE ONE OF THE
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  • REASONS WE'RE SODEPRESSED, THIS IS WHAT
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  • RESEARCHERS TELL US ISBECAUSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA.
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  • SO WHAT HAPPENS IS LIKETHE CREATORS OF INSTAGRAM
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  • FOR EXAMPLE THEY CREATEDTHE SWIPE FEATURE SO THAT
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  • EVERY TIME YOURREFRESHING YOUR FEED ON
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  • INSTAGRAM, AND THISIS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR
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  • PARENTS TO KNOW IF YOUHAVE KIDS OUR AGE OR
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  • YOUNGER, WHEN YOU'REREFRESHING YOUR FEED,
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  • IT'S THE SAME MECHANISMTHAT YOU USE WITH YOUR
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  • HAND AT AGAMBLING MACHINE.
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  • SO THEY DIDTHAT ON PURPOSE.
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  • IT'S A SUBLIMINALPAVLOVIAN DOG SALIVATION
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  • AS IT WERE WHERE YOU'REREFRESHING YOUR FEED IS
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  • BECAUSE WHAT IT DOESIS IT'S TRIGGERING A
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  • DOPAMINE LOOP WHICH ISTHE SAME CHEMICAL THAT
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  • GAMBLING INDUCES BECAUSEWHEN YOU GO TO A SLOT
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  • MACHINE, YOU DON'T KNOWIF YOU'RE GOING TO WIN OR
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  • LOSE, AND THAT'STHE ADDICTIVE RUSH.
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  • THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENINGON SOCIAL MEDIA.
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  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHATYOU'RE GOING TO GET NEXT.
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  • IT'S A GAMBLE.
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  • IS IT A THUMBS UP?
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  • IS IT A THUMBS DOWN?
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  • IS IT A POST THAT'S GOINGTO ENCOURAGE ME OR MAKE
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  • ME FEEL WORSE ABOUTMY LIFE AS I COMPARE?
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  • IS THIS A GOOD COMMENTOR A NEGATIVE COMMENT?
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  • SO WE LIVE INSIDESCROLLING, AND SO FEW OF
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  • US ARE ACTUALLY LIVING.
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  • AND THERE IS JUST POWERTO GOING OUTSIDE.
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  • I LOVE HOW THE BIBLE INMALACHI CALLS GOD THE S-U-N,
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  • THE SUN OFRIGHTEOUSNESS WITH
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  • HEALING IN HIS WINGS.
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  • AND THERE IS HEALINGPOWER JUST GOING OUTSIDE,
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  • AND THE VERY PRESENCE OFGOD HAS THAT VITAMIN D
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  • LIKE QUALITY AS JESUSCALLS HIMSELF THE LIGHT
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  • OF THE WORLD.
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  • - DO YOU THINK PEOPLESHOULD DELETE THEIR
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  • SOCIAL MEDIA?
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  • - THAT'S AGREAT QUESTION.
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  • - I MEAN, YOU'RE BIGON INSTAGRAM AND
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  • OTHER THINGS.
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  • - WELL, I'LL TELL YOUWHAT, LIKE SOCIAL MEDIA'S--
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  • AND I'M GOING TO GETCONTROVERSIAL HERE, BUT
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  • SOCIAL MEDIA IS KIND OF-- I'VE HEARD IT SAID BY A
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  • BRITISH PERSON BECAUSETHE GUN LAWS ARE
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  • DIFFERENT THERE, BUT HESAID SOCIAL MEDIA IS KIND
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  • OF LIKE GUNS, WE ALL KNOWTHEY'RE BAD FOR US BUT
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  • THEY'RE OUT THERE.
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  • LIKE, WHAT AREYOU GOING TO DO?
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  • TRY TO RECALL ALL OF IT?
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  • THE THING IS IS IN AVIRTUAL --
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  • - IT'S LIKE TV.
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  • WE'RE USING TV RIGHT NOW.
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  • TV CAN HAVE THE SAMECRIPPLING EFFECT, BUT IF
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  • YOU USE IT FOR THE RIGHTEFFECT TO REACH PEOPLE
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  • FOR THE GOSPEL,THAT'S POSITIVE.
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  • - AND HERE'S THE THINGABOUT THAT, BOBBY.
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  • PAUL THE APOSTLE WASAT THE CUTTING-EDGE
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  • OF TECHNOLOGY.
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  • HE WAS USING THEDICTATION OF LETTERS
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  • WHICH WAS IN THATTIME WAS CUTTING-EDGE
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  • TECHNOLOGY, THEROMANS ROADS.
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  • I MEAN, HE WAS USING THEPERSIAN MAILING SYSTEM SO
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  • HE COULD SEND THESELETTERS FROM PRISON.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - SO I THINK AS LONG ASWE'RE USING IT NOT JUST
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  • TO IMPRESS FOR NARCISSISTICVAIN GLORY, BUT IF WE'RE
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  • USING IT TO IMPACT, TOSORT OF PUSH PEOPLE INTO
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  • THE KINGDOM OF GOD, THENI THINK IT'S USED
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  • FOR THE GOOD.
  • 00:07:37.747 --> 00:07:39.348
  • - WELL, WE'RE GOING INTOA SEASON WHERE I THINK SO
  • 00:07:39.448 --> 00:07:41.684
  • MUCH OF ALL THE STUFFIS BALANCE, RIGHT?
  • 00:07:41.784 --> 00:07:43.386
  • WE ALWAYS JUST WANTTO CUT IT OUT, CUT
  • 00:07:43.486 --> 00:07:44.754
  • EVERYTHING OUT INSTEAD OFFINDING BALANCE, AND I
  • 00:07:44.854 --> 00:07:48.291
  • THINK ONE OF THE THEMESWE WANTED TO GET TO TODAY
  • 00:07:48.391 --> 00:07:50.760
  • IS THE IMPORTANCEOF THANKFULNESS.
  • 00:07:50.860 --> 00:07:52.061
  • IT'S THE SEASON OFTHANKSGIVING, WE'RE GOING
  • 00:07:52.161 --> 00:07:53.729
  • INTO CHRISTMAS, AND IT'SA TIME WHEN PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:07:53.829 --> 00:07:56.766
  • SUPPOSED TO BE THANKFUL.
  • 00:07:56.866 --> 00:07:58.301
  • ACTUALLY I SAW A GREATVIDEO THAT YOU DID ON
  • 00:07:58.401 --> 00:07:59.969
  • THIS THAT I THINK PEOPLEWOULD LOVE TO TAKE
  • 00:08:00.069 --> 00:08:01.837
  • A LOOK AT.
  • 00:08:01.938 --> 00:08:02.572
  • CHECK THIS OUT.
  • 00:08:02.672 --> 00:08:03.973
  • ♪♪
  • 00:08:04.073 --> 00:08:19.288
  • - LIFE CYCLES INSEASONS, WHEN AUTUMN
  • 00:08:19.388 --> 00:08:21.524
  • FALLS UPON US AND WINTERLOOMS IN FRONT OF US, WE
  • 00:08:21.624 --> 00:08:24.427
  • CAN STILL LEADA LIFESTYLE
  • 00:08:24.527 --> 00:08:26.562
  • OF THANKSGIVING.
  • 00:08:26.662 --> 00:08:28.331
  • IN THE STORY OF JESUS ANDTHE LEPERS, ONLY ONE OUT
  • 00:08:28.431 --> 00:08:31.801
  • OF THE TEN THAT HAD BEENHEALED TURNED BACK TO
  • 00:08:31.901 --> 00:08:34.503
  • GIVE THANKS.
  • 00:08:34.604 --> 00:08:36.038
  • WE ARE GOING TO BE IN THE10% PERCENT THAT
  • 00:08:36.138 --> 00:08:38.741
  • SHOW GRATITUDE.
  • 00:08:38.841 --> 00:08:41.777
  • OUT OF THE 860.3 MILLION
  • 00:08:41.877 --> 00:08:44.213
  • WORDS WE SPEAKIN OUR LIFETIME, LET'S
  • 00:08:44.313 --> 00:08:46.782
  • MAKE A LOT OF THOSEWORDS OF THANKFULNESS.
  • 00:08:46.882 --> 00:08:49.585
  • ♪♪
  • 00:08:49.685 --> 00:09:06.302
  • - IF YOU'RE JUST JOININGUS, WELCOME TO PRAISE.
  • 00:09:06.402 --> 00:09:07.703
  • I AM BOBBY SCHULLER.
  • 00:09:07.803 --> 00:09:08.738
  • AND I'M SO OVERJOYEDJUST TO BE HERE WITH BEN
  • 00:09:08.838 --> 00:09:10.773
  • COURSON, MY GOODFRIEND AND PASTOR.
  • 00:09:10.873 --> 00:09:12.742
  • BEN, I LOVE TALKING ABOUTTHANKFULNESS BECAUSE, YOU
  • 00:09:12.842 --> 00:09:16.646
  • KNOW, IT'S ONE OF THOSETHINGS THAT IT'S LIKE, DO
  • 00:09:16.746 --> 00:09:19.548
  • YOU THINK PEOPLE JUSTLIKE CHOOSE TO
  • 00:09:19.649 --> 00:09:20.683
  • BE THANKFUL?
  • 00:09:20.783 --> 00:09:21.784
  • I MEAN, LIKE -OR IS ITSOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO
  • 00:09:21.884 --> 00:09:24.053
  • KIND OF LIKE JUST-LIKE HOW IMPORTANT IS
  • 00:09:24.153 --> 00:09:26.322
  • THANKFULNESS IN THELIFE OF A DISCIPLE?
  • 00:09:26.422 --> 00:09:28.224
  • - I'LL TELL YOUWHAT, I BELIEVE GOD'S
  • 00:09:28.324 --> 00:09:29.325
  • COMMANDMENTS AREGOD'S ENABLEMENTS.
  • 00:09:29.425 --> 00:09:30.893
  • AND PAUL THE APOSTLESAID IN EVERYTHING
  • 00:09:30.993 --> 00:09:32.995
  • GIVE THANKS.
  • 00:09:33.095 --> 00:09:33.863
  • - CAN YOU STOP THERE?
  • 00:09:33.963 --> 00:09:34.630
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:09:34.730 --> 00:09:35.631
  • GOD'S COMMANDMENTS AREGOD'S ENABLEMENTS.
  • 00:09:35.731 --> 00:09:37.833
  • - SO WHEN GOD TELLS YOUTO DO SOMETHING, HE GIVES
  • 00:09:37.933 --> 00:09:40.002
  • YOU THE POWER TO DO IT.
  • 00:09:40.102 --> 00:09:41.270
  • - GIVES YOU THEPOWER TO DO IT.
  • 00:09:41.370 --> 00:09:41.971
  • THAT'S GOOD.
  • 00:09:42.071 --> 00:09:43.072
  • - SO WHEN PAUL SAYS INEVERYTHING GIVE THANKS,
  • 00:09:43.172 --> 00:09:44.573
  • HE WOULDN'T TELL YOUTO DO IT IF THE SPIRIT
  • 00:09:44.674 --> 00:09:46.175
  • DIDN'T ALREADY ENABLE YOUWITH THE POWER TO DO IT.
  • 00:09:46.275 --> 00:09:48.978
  • - THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:09:49.078 --> 00:09:50.012
  • - IF YOU REALLY THINKABOUT IT JUST AS WE
  • 00:09:50.112 --> 00:09:51.080
  • TALKED ABOUT INTHAT VIDEO,
  • 00:09:51.180 --> 00:09:53.916
  • 860.3 MILLION WORDSOVER OUR LIFE.
  • 00:09:54.016 --> 00:09:55.785
  • IT TAKES 72 DIFFERENTMUSCLES TO PRODUCE SPEECH.
  • 00:09:55.885 --> 00:09:58.821
  • WE'RE EXERTING ALLTHIS ENERGY INTO
  • 00:09:58.921 --> 00:10:01.724
  • COMMUNICATION, AND HOWMANY OF THOSE WORDS ARE
  • 00:10:01.824 --> 00:10:04.360
  • GOING TO BE WORDSOF GRATITUDE
  • 00:10:04.460 --> 00:10:05.728
  • AND THANKFULNESS?
  • 00:10:05.828 --> 00:10:06.829
  • HERE'S WHAT THE BIBLESAYS AGAIN IN MALACHI.
  • 00:10:06.929 --> 00:10:08.464
  • WE'RE GOING TO THEOBSCURE PLACES TODAY.
  • 00:10:08.564 --> 00:10:10.599
  • - AWESOME.
  • 00:10:10.700 --> 00:10:11.734
  • - BUT IT SAYS THAT WHENWE SPEAK WORDS THAT ARE
  • 00:10:11.834 --> 00:10:14.837
  • HONORING GOD'S NAME, THATGOD HEARKENS, AND THE
  • 00:10:14.937 --> 00:10:17.640
  • WORD FOR HEARKEN INHEBREW IS USED OF A DOG
  • 00:10:17.740 --> 00:10:20.109
  • WHOSE EARS PERK UP WHENHE HEARS THE VOICE OF HIS
  • 00:10:20.209 --> 00:10:22.578
  • MASTER, HEARS SOMETHINGTHAT INTERESTS HIM.
  • 00:10:22.678 --> 00:10:25.047
  • THAT'S THE WORD USEDOF GOD LISTENING.
  • 00:10:25.147 --> 00:10:26.816
  • HIS EARS PERK UP, ANDIT SAYS HE WRITES THOSE
  • 00:10:26.916 --> 00:10:29.785
  • WORDS DOWN IN ABOOK OF REMEMBRANCE.
  • 00:10:29.885 --> 00:10:31.854
  • THAT'S WHAT ITSAYS IN MALACHI.
  • 00:10:31.954 --> 00:10:33.089
  • SO HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THATIDEA THAT WHEN WE SPEAK
  • 00:10:33.189 --> 00:10:35.958
  • WORDS OF THANKFULNESSTHAT GOD IN THIS POETIC
  • 00:10:36.058 --> 00:10:38.994
  • IMAGERY IS WRITINGTHEM DOWN IN A BOOK
  • 00:10:39.095 --> 00:10:40.930
  • OF REMEMBRANCE?
  • 00:10:41.030 --> 00:10:41.931
  • AND THAT MAKES ME WANTTO SPEAK MORE WORDS
  • 00:10:42.031 --> 00:10:43.866
  • OF GRATITUDE.
  • 00:10:43.966 --> 00:10:45.267
  • - IT'S INTERESTING, IREMEMBER READING WHEN I
  • 00:10:45.367 --> 00:10:48.070
  • WAS --I ACTUALLY DIDLIKE A FORMAL STUDY ON
  • 00:10:48.170 --> 00:10:50.306
  • HAPPINESS BECAUSE ABOUTTEN YEARS AGO THERE WAS A
  • 00:10:50.406 --> 00:10:52.908
  • LOT OF LITERATURE ANDPSYCHOLOGY AROUND THE
  • 00:10:53.008 --> 00:10:55.811
  • WORD HAPPINESS, NOT ASMUCH ABOUT GOOD LIFE OR
  • 00:10:55.911 --> 00:10:58.881
  • -- AND IT WAS INTERESTINGTO FIND THAT MOST OF THE
  • 00:10:58.981 --> 00:11:02.585
  • STUDIES AGREED THATTRAUMATIC EVENTS IN YOUR
  • 00:11:02.685 --> 00:11:06.122
  • LIFE OR GREAT EVENTSIN YOUR LIFE DIDN'T
  • 00:11:06.222 --> 00:11:08.357
  • PERMANENTLYCHANGE YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:11:08.457 --> 00:11:10.626
  • SO WHAT THEY FOUND LIKE --- WOW.
  • 00:11:10.726 --> 00:11:12.695
  • - LIKE THEY USEDTHIS EXAMPLE.
  • 00:11:12.795 --> 00:11:13.929
  • SO IF SOMEONE WINS THELOTTERY, THEY'RE GOING TO
  • 00:11:14.029 --> 00:11:15.898
  • HAVE LIKE SIX MONTHS OFBEING OVER THE MOON, YOU
  • 00:11:15.998 --> 00:11:19.335
  • KNOW, STOKED, AND THEY'REHELPING PEOPLE AND
  • 00:11:19.435 --> 00:11:21.604
  • THEY'RE BUYING ALL THETHINGS THEY ALWAYS WANTED
  • 00:11:21.704 --> 00:11:22.972
  • AND THEY'RE PAYING OFFDEBT AND THEY GOT ALL
  • 00:11:23.072 --> 00:11:24.206
  • THIS FREEDOM AND THEYQUIT THEIR JOB, BUT AFTER
  • 00:11:24.306 --> 00:11:26.208
  • ABOUT SIX MONTHS THEYJUST KIND OF FEEL THE
  • 00:11:26.308 --> 00:11:29.645
  • SAME THAT THEYWERE BEFORE.
  • 00:11:29.745 --> 00:11:31.046
  • AND THE OPPOSITE WAS TRUEFOR PEOPLE THAT WENT
  • 00:11:31.147 --> 00:11:33.048
  • THROUGH TRAUMATIC EVENTS,SAY SOMEONE WHO LOST
  • 00:11:33.149 --> 00:11:34.617
  • THEIR ABILITY TO WALK ORSOMEONE WHO -SOMETHING
  • 00:11:34.717 --> 00:11:38.487
  • LIKE THAT.
  • 00:11:38.587 --> 00:11:39.622
  • THEY FOUND THOSE PEOPLEON AVERAGE TEND TO HAVE
  • 00:11:39.722 --> 00:11:41.791
  • ABOUT SIX MONTHS OFREALLY HARD TIMES.
  • 00:11:41.891 --> 00:11:45.194
  • - WOW.
  • 00:11:45.294 --> 00:11:46.195
  • - BUT ENDEDUP ADJUSTING.
  • 00:11:46.295 --> 00:11:47.329
  • IT KIND OF REMINDS MEI THINK IT WAS DOSTOEVSKY
  • 00:11:47.429 --> 00:11:49.598
  • SAID A HUMAN BEINGIS SOMEONE WHO CAN
  • 00:11:49.698 --> 00:11:51.634
  • GET USED TO ANYTHING.
  • 00:11:51.734 --> 00:11:53.035
  • - YES.
  • 00:11:53.135 --> 00:11:54.069
  • - AND I THINK THAT WHATTHEY FOUND THOUGH IN
  • 00:11:54.170 --> 00:11:57.673
  • ANOTHER STUDY THAT I READTHAT THE ONLY THING THAT
  • 00:11:57.773 --> 00:12:00.309
  • THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TOPROVE IN A LAB THAT
  • 00:12:00.409 --> 00:12:02.111
  • PERMANENTLY INCREASESA PERSON'S OVERALL
  • 00:12:02.211 --> 00:12:05.347
  • HAPPINESS WERE SOMETYPE OF DISCIPLINE
  • 00:12:05.447 --> 00:12:09.084
  • OF THANKFULNESS.
  • 00:12:09.185 --> 00:12:10.286
  • SO NOT JUST LIKE FEELINGTHANKFUL BUT LIKE HAVING
  • 00:12:10.386 --> 00:12:14.790
  • SOME KIND OF APRACTICE WHERE I'M
  • 00:12:14.890 --> 00:12:16.425
  • DOING SOMETHING.
  • 00:12:16.525 --> 00:12:17.860
  • SO LIKE ONE THAT THEY'VEBEEN ABLE TO REPLICATE
  • 00:12:17.960 --> 00:12:19.495
  • MULTIPLE TIMES WASEVERYDAY OR EVERY WEEK,
  • 00:12:19.595 --> 00:12:23.232
  • I'M SORRY, WRITING DOWNFIVE RANDOM THINGS YOU'RE
  • 00:12:23.332 --> 00:12:25.801
  • THANKFUL FOR.
  • 00:12:25.901 --> 00:12:26.769
  • AND THEY MADE THEMOST LIKE DEPRESSED,
  • 00:12:26.869 --> 00:12:28.804
  • FRUSTRATED, SAD PEOPLE,AND THEY WERE ABLE TO
  • 00:12:28.904 --> 00:12:31.540
  • MEASURE THAT OVER TIME ASPEOPLE DID THIS, THEIR
  • 00:12:31.640 --> 00:12:33.909
  • OVERALL HAPPINESSINCREASED.
  • 00:12:34.009 --> 00:12:35.377
  • AND THEN CIRCLING BACKMONTHS AND YEARS LATER
  • 00:12:35.477 --> 00:12:37.546
  • THAT IT STAYED HIGHER,LIKE IT STAYED THAT WAY.
  • 00:12:37.646 --> 00:12:40.182
  • - WOW.
  • 00:12:40.282 --> 00:12:41.217
  • - SO IT'S ONE THING THATPERMANENTLY CHANGED.
  • 00:12:41.317 --> 00:12:42.484
  • SO LIKE ONE GUY WAS LIKEI'M THANKFUL FOR MY BED.
  • 00:12:42.585 --> 00:12:45.387
  • I'M THANKFULFOR MY SOCKS.
  • 00:12:45.487 --> 00:12:47.389
  • I'M THANKFUL FOR MY CAT.
  • 00:12:47.489 --> 00:12:48.924
  • LIKE IT WOULD HAVE BEENVERY HARD -HE FELT LIKE
  • 00:12:49.024 --> 00:12:50.826
  • THERE WASN'T A LOTTO BE HAPPY ABOUT.
  • 00:12:50.926 --> 00:12:52.828
  • AND I THINK IT'S SOINTERESTING BECAUSE WHEN
  • 00:12:52.928 --> 00:12:56.031
  • YOU READ THE BIBLE, SOMUCH IS ABOUT LIKE EVEN
  • 00:12:56.131 --> 00:12:59.268
  • OUR LITURGIES AND OURPRAYERS, AND THE HEBREW
  • 00:12:59.368 --> 00:13:01.604
  • PRAYERS AND CHRISTIANPRAYERS, SO MUCH IS
  • 00:13:01.704 --> 00:13:03.906
  • ABOUT THANKFULNESS.
  • 00:13:04.006 --> 00:13:05.107
  • - IT IS.
  • 00:13:05.207 --> 00:13:06.242
  • - AND ABOUT LIKE IT'SALMOST LIKE BEING FORCED
  • 00:13:06.342 --> 00:13:08.611
  • TO BE THANKFUL AGAIN.
  • 00:13:08.711 --> 00:13:09.578
  • - YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 00:13:09.678 --> 00:13:10.679
  • AND THAT'S NOT WINKINGOUR EYE AT OUR SUFFERING.
  • 00:13:10.779 --> 00:13:11.881
  • YOU KNOW, 50% SCHOLARSTELL US THAT THE PSALMS
  • 00:13:11.981 --> 00:13:13.616
  • ARE LAMENT IS.
  • 00:13:13.716 --> 00:13:14.917
  • SO NEARLY HALF THEPSALMS ARE LAMENTS.
  • 00:13:15.017 --> 00:13:16.318
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:13:16.418 --> 00:13:17.820
  • - BUT WHAT'S A MASSIVEPORTION OF PSALMS?
  • 00:13:17.920 --> 00:13:19.288
  • ITS PRAISING THE LORDWITH LOUD INSTRUMENTS,
  • 00:13:19.388 --> 00:13:22.358
  • GIVING THANKS FOR HISMERCY ENDURES FOREVER.
  • 00:13:22.458 --> 00:13:25.594
  • AND THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLEENCOURAGES US TO DO.
  • 00:13:25.694 --> 00:13:27.429
  • AND I THINK, BOBBY, THISMESSAGE IS SO IMPORTANT,
  • 00:13:27.529 --> 00:13:30.866
  • AND I JUST WANT TO SAYTHIS TO YOU WATCHING AT
  • 00:13:30.966 --> 00:13:32.902
  • HOME, DURING THE HOLIDAYSEASON A LOT OF TIMES
  • 00:13:33.002 --> 00:13:35.938
  • THIS IS A VERYCHALLENGING TIME BECAUSE
  • 00:13:36.038 --> 00:13:38.540
  • THERE'S MONEY STRESS,THERE'S FINANCIAL ISSUES
  • 00:13:38.641 --> 00:13:42.278
  • THAT YOU'RE GOINGTHROUGH, THERE'S FAMILY
  • 00:13:42.378 --> 00:13:44.146
  • MEMBERS THAT PERHAPS ARENO LONGER WITH YOU OR
  • 00:13:44.246 --> 00:13:46.348
  • TOPOGRAPHICAL TRIGGERSTHAT ARE REMINDING YOU
  • 00:13:46.448 --> 00:13:48.884
  • OF HEARTBREAK.
  • 00:13:48.984 --> 00:13:50.286
  • AND FOR A LOT OF PEOPLETHE HOLIDAYS
  • 00:13:50.386 --> 00:13:51.887
  • ARE STRESSFUL.
  • 00:13:51.987 --> 00:13:52.955
  • IN FACT, ONE STUDY SHOWSUS THAT 38% OF PEOPLE
  • 00:13:53.055 --> 00:13:56.926
  • ARE MORE STRESSED.
  • 00:13:57.026 --> 00:13:58.894
  • THERE'S A 38% INCREASEIN STRESS FOR THOSE GOING
  • 00:13:58.994 --> 00:14:02.364
  • THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS.
  • 00:14:02.464 --> 00:14:03.532
  • SO THIS CAN BE ASTRESSFUL TIME ARE, AND
  • 00:14:03.632 --> 00:14:05.434
  • THAT'S WHY I WANT TOENCOURAGE YOU TO SORT OF
  • 00:14:05.534 --> 00:14:07.569
  • DISARM YOUR STRESSBY GIVING THANKS.
  • 00:14:07.670 --> 00:14:09.772
  • BECAUSE HERE'S WHATRESEARCH ALSO FOUND.
  • 00:14:09.872 --> 00:14:11.941
  • NOT ONLY DOES IT INCREASEHAPPINESS WHICH IS
  • 00:14:12.041 --> 00:14:13.909
  • VERY POWERFUL.
  • 00:14:14.009 --> 00:14:15.244
  • BY THE WAY, ARISTOTLEBELIEVED THAT HAPPINESS
  • 00:14:15.344 --> 00:14:17.313
  • WAS NOT A FEELING.
  • 00:14:17.413 --> 00:14:18.747
  • IT WAS THE OVERALLNARRATIVE ARK OF A
  • 00:14:18.847 --> 00:14:20.349
  • PERSON'S SUCCESSFUL LIFE.
  • 00:14:20.449 --> 00:14:21.784
  • SO LIKE LOOKING AT THEENTIRETY OF YOUR LIFE
  • 00:14:21.884 --> 00:14:23.686
  • WHICH I THINK ISINTERESTING, BUT ALSO
  • 00:14:23.786 --> 00:14:26.155
  • RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THATWHEN YOU'RE THANKFUL, YOU
  • 00:14:26.255 --> 00:14:28.657
  • WILL HAVE GREATER NEURALSENSITIVITY IN YOUR
  • 00:14:28.757 --> 00:14:31.727
  • MEDIAL PREFRONTAL CORTEX,AND YOU'LL BE MORE
  • 00:14:31.827 --> 00:14:33.762
  • PREDISPOSED TO GIVEMONEY TO A CAUSE.
  • 00:14:33.862 --> 00:14:35.864
  • SO YOU'LL BEMORE GENEROUS.
  • 00:14:35.965 --> 00:14:37.433
  • YOU'LL ACTUALLY BEMORE INTELLIGENT.
  • 00:14:37.533 --> 00:14:39.234
  • YOU'LL BE MORE JOYFULAS YOU POINTED OUT.
  • 00:14:39.335 --> 00:14:41.203
  • SO WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS INEVERYTHING GIVE THANKS,
  • 00:14:41.303 --> 00:14:43.339
  • THIS ISN'T A DUTY OR ABURDEN FOR US TO SORT
  • 00:14:43.439 --> 00:14:46.875
  • OF SLAVE UNDER.
  • 00:14:46.976 --> 00:14:48.077
  • ABOUT IT'S ACTUALLY ANEMPOWERING LIBERTY THAT
  • 00:14:48.177 --> 00:14:49.979
  • WE GET TO WALK IN.
  • 00:14:50.079 --> 00:14:51.547
  • - IT'S INTERESTINGBECAUSE WHENEVER I -I'M
  • 00:14:51.647 --> 00:14:54.116
  • TRYING TO THINK OF TIMESWHEN I PERSONALLY WAS IN
  • 00:14:54.216 --> 00:14:57.086
  • A HUGE RUT.
  • 00:14:57.186 --> 00:14:59.555
  • SOMETIMES HEARING THESTUFF CAN FEEL ANNOYING.
  • 00:14:59.655 --> 00:15:03.225
  • LIKE IF SOMEBODY ELSE-LIKE IF I HEARD SOMEONE
  • 00:15:03.325 --> 00:15:06.328
  • ON TV GO OKAY, BETHANKFUL, YOU CAN'T -IT'S
  • 00:15:06.428 --> 00:15:09.965
  • HARD WHENYOU'RE IN A PIT.
  • 00:15:10.065 --> 00:15:11.700
  • IT'S LIKE YOU ALMOST HAVETO SAY IT TO YOURSELF.
  • 00:15:11.800 --> 00:15:13.936
  • IF SOMEBODY ELSE TELLSYOU TO BE THANKFUL,
  • 00:15:14.036 --> 00:15:16.372
  • SOMEHOW THATCAN BE ANNOYING.
  • 00:15:16.472 --> 00:15:17.840
  • BUT IF YOU'RE IN THAT RUTAND YOU'RE LIKE NO, I'M
  • 00:15:17.940 --> 00:15:21.844
  • CHOOSING FOR MYSELF TO BETHANKFUL BECAUSE I KNOW
  • 00:15:21.944 --> 00:15:25.814
  • THAT WILL HELP ME.
  • 00:15:25.914 --> 00:15:28.283
  • AND YOU BEGIN TOLIST THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:15:28.384 --> 00:15:30.386
  • I FEEL LIKE THERE DOESHAVE TO BE A
  • 00:15:30.486 --> 00:15:32.855
  • COMMITMENT ALMOST.
  • 00:15:32.955 --> 00:15:34.523
  • I ALMOST FEEL LIKE WHENTHINGS ARE REALLY GOOD,
  • 00:15:34.623 --> 00:15:36.625
  • THAT'S WHEN YOU NEED TOBE LIKE OKAY, I'M NOT
  • 00:15:36.725 --> 00:15:39.228
  • ALWAYS GOINGTO FEEL GREAT.
  • 00:15:39.328 --> 00:15:40.696
  • YOU KNOW, MAYBE IN ACOUPLE OF WEEKS I'M NOT
  • 00:15:40.796 --> 00:15:42.131
  • GOING TO FEEL GOOD, BUTI'M GOING TO CHOOSE
  • 00:15:42.231 --> 00:15:44.533
  • TO BE THANKFUL.
  • 00:15:44.633 --> 00:15:46.502
  • - YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 00:15:46.602 --> 00:15:47.669
  • - I'M GOING TO MAKE ACHOICE WHEN THAT TIME
  • 00:15:47.770 --> 00:15:48.837
  • COMES TO BE THANKFUL SOI'M EQUIPPED TO GET OUT
  • 00:15:48.937 --> 00:15:50.239
  • OF THE RUT.
  • 00:15:50.339 --> 00:15:51.206
  • - IT'S VOLUNTARY.
  • 00:15:51.306 --> 00:15:52.141
  • IT'S OF YOUROWN VOLITION.
  • 00:15:52.241 --> 00:15:53.142
  • AND HERE'S WHAT PAULSAID, HE SAID BE ANXIOUS
  • 00:15:53.242 --> 00:15:56.712
  • FOR NOTHING BUT INEVERYTHING WITH PRAYER
  • 00:15:56.812 --> 00:15:59.148
  • AND SUPPLICATION ANDTHANKSGIVING, LET YOUR
  • 00:15:59.248 --> 00:16:01.350
  • REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN TOGOD, AND THE PEACE OF GOD
  • 00:16:01.450 --> 00:16:04.887
  • WHICH SURPASSES ALLUNDERSTANDING WILL GUARD
  • 00:16:04.987 --> 00:16:06.321
  • YOUR HEARTS AND MINDTHROUGH CHRIST JESUS.
  • 00:16:06.422 --> 00:16:07.823
  • THAT WORD GUARD IN THEGREEK LANGUAGE IS USED OF
  • 00:16:07.923 --> 00:16:09.625
  • A PRISON SENTINEL, SO THEPRISON SENTINEL OF PEACE
  • 00:16:09.725 --> 00:16:13.462
  • WILL STAND GUARD OVERYOUR THOUGHTS WHEN YOU
  • 00:16:13.562 --> 00:16:15.297
  • KEEP THESE CAPTIVE.
  • 00:16:15.397 --> 00:16:16.398
  • PAUL SAID TAKE YOURTHOUGHTS CAPTIVE.
  • 00:16:16.498 --> 00:16:17.566
  • THE SECURITY GUARD OFPEACE WILL MAKE SURE THAT
  • 00:16:17.666 --> 00:16:19.668
  • PEACE IN YOUR THOUGHTSSTAY CAPTIVE IN YOUR
  • 00:16:19.768 --> 00:16:22.137
  • HEART AND YOUR MIND.
  • 00:16:22.237 --> 00:16:23.172
  • WHEN?
  • 00:16:23.272 --> 00:16:24.239
  • WHEN YOU NOT ONLY PRAYWITH YOUR SUPPLICATION
  • 00:16:24.339 --> 00:16:25.774
  • AND REQUESTS BUTWITH THANKSGIVING.
  • 00:16:25.874 --> 00:16:27.776
  • AND I FOUND THIS IN MYPRAYER TIMES NOT TO GET
  • 00:16:27.876 --> 00:16:31.046
  • OVERLY UBER PHARISAICHERE TALKING MY
  • 00:16:31.146 --> 00:16:32.815
  • PRAYER TIMES BUT THISHAS BEEN HUGE FOR ME, IS
  • 00:16:32.915 --> 00:16:34.516
  • SOMETIMES I BELIEVE GODWILL JUST TELL ME BEN,
  • 00:16:34.616 --> 00:16:36.752
  • START THANKINGME FOR STUFF.
  • 00:16:36.852 --> 00:16:38.987
  • AND THEN I START GOINGTHROUGH THIS LIST AFTER
  • 00:16:39.088 --> 00:16:41.023
  • TELLING HIM MY PROBLEMSAND STUFF I'M GOING
  • 00:16:41.123 --> 00:16:42.591
  • THROUGH, I STARTING TOTHROUGH THIS LIST OF ALL
  • 00:16:42.691 --> 00:16:44.726
  • THE THINGS THAT GOD HASDONE FOR ME IN PRAYER.
  • 00:16:44.827 --> 00:16:46.628
  • AND WHEN I START GIVINGTHANKS, I'M LIKE I FEEL
  • 00:16:46.728 --> 00:16:48.831
  • SO MUCH PEACE.
  • 00:16:48.931 --> 00:16:50.866
  • YESTERDAY I WAS AT A BOOKSIGNING, AND JUST WRITING
  • 00:16:50.966 --> 00:16:54.203
  • IN PEOPLE'S BOOKS.
  • 00:16:54.303 --> 00:16:55.471
  • AND SOMEBODY CAME TO MEAND SAID YOU KNOW, BEN,
  • 00:16:55.571 --> 00:16:58.207
  • HOW DO I OVERCOME THISFEELING THAT, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:16:58.307 --> 00:17:01.243
  • THE GLORY DAYSARE BEHIND ME?
  • 00:17:01.343 --> 00:17:03.445
  • MY BEST DAYSARE BEHIND ME.
  • 00:17:03.545 --> 00:17:04.913
  • AND WHAT I SAID TO HIM ISEVERY TIME YOU THINK OF
  • 00:17:05.013 --> 00:17:08.083
  • HOW THESE AMAZINGMEMORIES ARE IN YOUR
  • 00:17:08.183 --> 00:17:09.685
  • PAST, THAT'S A MOTIVATORTO REMIND YOU OF HOW GOOD
  • 00:17:09.785 --> 00:17:12.221
  • GOD'S GOING TOBE IN THE FUTURE.
  • 00:17:12.321 --> 00:17:13.889
  • IF HE DID THAT IN THEPAST, WHAT'S HE GOING TO
  • 00:17:13.989 --> 00:17:15.190
  • DO IN YOUR FUTURE?
  • 00:17:15.290 --> 00:17:16.058
  • IT'S NOT GLORY TO GORY.
  • 00:17:16.158 --> 00:17:17.392
  • IT'S THE OTHER WAY AROUNDIS THE GOSPEL STORY.
  • 00:17:17.493 --> 00:17:19.561
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:17:19.661 --> 00:17:20.629
  • THAT'S A BIG PART OFIT, ISN'T IT, THE PAST?
  • 00:17:20.729 --> 00:17:21.663
  • LIKE THERE'S SO MANYPEOPLE THAT ARE DWELLING
  • 00:17:21.763 --> 00:17:24.867
  • ON WHAT THEYUSED TO HAVE.
  • 00:17:24.967 --> 00:17:26.568
  • - YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 00:17:26.668 --> 00:17:27.703
  • - YOU KNOW, WHEN YOULOSE SOMEONE YOU LOVE OR
  • 00:17:27.803 --> 00:17:29.071
  • MAYBE YOU GO THROUGH ABAD DIVORCE OR A LOT OF
  • 00:17:29.171 --> 00:17:32.708
  • EMPTY NESTERS, I USEDTO HAVE MY FAMILY.
  • 00:17:32.808 --> 00:17:34.676
  • MY KIDS MOVED OUT.
  • 00:17:34.776 --> 00:17:35.811
  • I'M FEELING LONELY, THATSO MUCH IS LIKE DWELLING
  • 00:17:35.911 --> 00:17:39.948
  • ON EVERYTHING I'VE LOST.
  • 00:17:40.048 --> 00:17:42.084
  • AND HOW DOES SOMEBODY IFTHEY'RE FEELING THAT WAY,
  • 00:17:42.184 --> 00:17:45.420
  • IT'S HARD TO BELIEVESPECIALLY AS WE GET
  • 00:17:45.521 --> 00:17:47.389
  • OLDER, YOU KNOW, AND OURHEALTH ISN'T AS GOOD AND
  • 00:17:47.489 --> 00:17:50.259
  • OUR OPPORTUNITIESAREN'T AS GOOD.
  • 00:17:50.359 --> 00:17:51.426
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE LOSTTHEIR JOBS DURING
  • 00:17:51.527 --> 00:17:52.828
  • COVID 19.
  • 00:17:52.928 --> 00:17:53.695
  • - THAT'S TRUE.
  • 00:17:53.795 --> 00:17:54.930
  • - IT'S LIKE SO HARDSOMETIMES, HAVE FAITH TO
  • 00:17:55.030 --> 00:17:56.765
  • TO REALLY BELIEVE THATSOMETHING BETTER
  • 00:17:56.865 --> 00:17:58.567
  • IS COMING.
  • 00:17:58.667 --> 00:18:00.102
  • WHAT DO YOU SAY TOSOMEONE THAT'S JUST LIKE
  • 00:18:00.202 --> 00:18:02.437
  • MAN, I USED TO HAVE THISAMAZING LIFE, AND
  • 00:18:02.538 --> 00:18:04.273
  • IT'S GONE.
  • 00:18:04.373 --> 00:18:05.440
  • I'M TRYING TO BUILD ITBACK, BUT IT'S JUST SO
  • 00:18:05.541 --> 00:18:06.909
  • HARD TO BELIEVE THATTOMORROW COULD BE BETTER
  • 00:18:07.009 --> 00:18:09.611
  • THAN YESTERDAY.
  • 00:18:09.711 --> 00:18:10.879
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:18:10.979 --> 00:18:12.080
  • I WOULD TELL THEM WE AREFORGED BY ADVERSITY.
  • 00:18:12.181 --> 00:18:15.617
  • WE ARE FORGEDBY ADVERSITY.
  • 00:18:15.717 --> 00:18:17.886
  • THIS IS CALLED INTHEOLOGICAL TERMS, JOHN
  • 00:18:17.986 --> 00:18:20.222
  • HICKS IRENAEAN THEODICY,AND IT'S AN
  • 00:18:20.322 --> 00:18:23.492
  • ANCIENT BIBLICALCHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY THAT
  • 00:18:23.592 --> 00:18:27.029
  • IN ORDER TO GET INTO THEFULLNESS OF THE LIKENESS
  • 00:18:27.129 --> 00:18:29.998
  • OF GOD, AS PAUL CALLEDIT THE FULL STATURE OF
  • 00:18:30.098 --> 00:18:32.067
  • CHRIST, WE HAVE TO SUFFERIN ORDER TO GET THERE.
  • 00:18:32.167 --> 00:18:34.736
  • HERE'S A VERSE THATPEOPLE DON'T OFTEN QUOTE.
  • 00:18:34.836 --> 00:18:36.405
  • IT'S HEBREWS 2: 10.
  • 00:18:36.505 --> 00:18:38.040
  • WE ALL KNOW THAT JESUS ISPERFECT, BUT HOW DID HE
  • 00:18:38.140 --> 00:18:39.942
  • GET PERFECT?
  • 00:18:40.042 --> 00:18:41.009
  • HEBREWS 2: 10 SAYS THECAPTAIN OF OUR SALVATION,
  • 00:18:41.109 --> 00:18:43.912
  • JESUS, WAS MADE PERFECTTHROUGH SUFFERING.
  • 00:18:44.012 --> 00:18:47.216
  • AND I JUST WANT TO REMINDYOU THAT GOD IS NOT THE
  • 00:18:47.316 --> 00:18:50.385
  • CAUSE OF EVIL.
  • 00:18:50.485 --> 00:18:51.787
  • I DO NOT BELIEVE THATGOD IS THE CAUSE
  • 00:18:51.887 --> 00:18:53.422
  • OF SUFFERING.
  • 00:18:53.522 --> 00:18:54.556
  • HE IS THE GOD AND FATHEROF ALL LIGHTS, EVERY GOOD
  • 00:18:54.656 --> 00:18:57.092
  • AND PERFECT GIFTCOMES FROM HIM.
  • 00:18:57.192 --> 00:18:58.427
  • BUT WHEN THE ENEMYSEEKS TO HARM YOU, JUST
  • 00:18:58.527 --> 00:19:00.495
  • REMEMBER GOD CAN REDEEMIT, AND HE CAN USE IT
  • 00:19:00.596 --> 00:19:03.632
  • THAT AS A SOUL MAKINGTHEOICY THAT EVERY
  • 00:19:03.732 --> 00:19:06.235
  • ADVERSITY YOU GO THROUGHFORGES YOU SO THAT GOD IS
  • 00:19:06.335 --> 00:19:08.704
  • A CONSUMING FIRE WHONEVER BURNS WHAT YOU ARE.
  • 00:19:08.804 --> 00:19:10.706
  • HE ONLY BURNSWHAT YOU ARE NOT.
  • 00:19:10.806 --> 00:19:12.507
  • AND THAT FIREISN'T BURNING YOU.
  • 00:19:12.608 --> 00:19:14.276
  • IT'S FORGING YOU.
  • 00:19:14.376 --> 00:19:15.310
  • SO DON'T BE SURPRISED BYTHESE FIERY TRIBULATIONS
  • 00:19:15.410 --> 00:19:17.212
  • BECAUSE HERE'S WHAT IWOULD SAY, EVERY FIRE
  • 00:19:17.312 --> 00:19:19.681
  • THAT YOU GO THROUGH ISFORGING YOUR SPIRIT INTO
  • 00:19:19.781 --> 00:19:22.484
  • STEEL, AND IT'S TEMPERINGYOUR SOUL INTO IRON AND
  • 00:19:22.584 --> 00:19:25.587
  • WHEN YOU -EVERY SUCCESSFULPERSON BY THE WAY NOT TO
  • 00:19:25.687 --> 00:19:28.423
  • GET ALL MOTIVATIONALSPEAKER BUT THIS IS TRUE,
  • 00:19:28.523 --> 00:19:30.292
  • THEY LEARN TO REFRAMEPAIN BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T
  • 00:19:30.392 --> 00:19:32.794
  • RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN YOU'REJUST ALWAYS GOING TO
  • 00:19:32.894 --> 00:19:34.296
  • THINK ABOUT ALL THE BADTHINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED
  • 00:19:34.396 --> 00:19:35.631
  • TO YOU.
  • 00:19:35.731 --> 00:19:36.665
  • - WHAT DO YOUMEAN REFRAME PAIN?
  • 00:19:36.765 --> 00:19:37.966
  • - SO LIKE FOR ME AS YOUKNOW BOBBY, I'VE SHARED
  • 00:19:38.066 --> 00:19:41.403
  • THIS BEFORE, BUT MYBROTHER DIED AND MY
  • 00:19:41.503 --> 00:19:43.505
  • SISTER DIED, AND IHAVE A STALKER WHO
  • 00:19:43.605 --> 00:19:45.674
  • FOLLOWS ME AROUND.
  • 00:19:45.774 --> 00:19:46.742
  • HE WAS PROTESTING SO LOUDAT A FLORIDA EVENT I WAS
  • 00:19:46.842 --> 00:19:48.777
  • DOING A FEW WEEKS AGODIGITALLY THAT HE CAUSED
  • 00:19:48.877 --> 00:19:50.545
  • A CAR ACCIDENT.
  • 00:19:50.646 --> 00:19:51.747
  • AND YOU GO THROUGH THISSTUFF, AND SOMETIMES I
  • 00:19:51.847 --> 00:19:53.815
  • SIT THERE AND I'M LIKEMY LIFE IS TERRIBLE,
  • 00:19:53.915 --> 00:19:56.418
  • YOU KNOW.
  • 00:19:56.518 --> 00:19:57.352
  • LIKE I COULD STARTTO THINK THAT.
  • 00:19:57.452 --> 00:19:58.487
  • MY COUNSELOR SAID I HAVEONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT
  • 00:19:58.587 --> 00:20:00.822
  • CASES OF DEPRESSIONSHE'D EVER HAD TO TREAT.
  • 00:20:00.922 --> 00:20:03.458
  • SO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
  • 00:20:03.558 --> 00:20:04.893
  • AND THEN LIKE AFTERGETTING DIAGNOSED WITH
  • 00:20:04.993 --> 00:20:06.061
  • COMPLEX PTSD, I DON'TWANT TO JUST THROW THAT
  • 00:20:06.161 --> 00:20:08.664
  • AROUND LIGHTLY.
  • 00:20:08.764 --> 00:20:09.765
  • I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHATCOMPLEX PTSD WAS UNTIL
  • 00:20:09.865 --> 00:20:11.933
  • SHE DIAGNOSED ME WITH IT.
  • 00:20:12.034 --> 00:20:13.235
  • - WHAT IS IT?
  • 00:20:13.335 --> 00:20:15.103
  • - IT MEANS THAT YOUDON'T JUST GO THROUGH
  • 00:20:15.203 --> 00:20:16.772
  • ONE TRAUMA.
  • 00:20:16.872 --> 00:20:17.839
  • YOU GO THROUGH A WHOLESERIES, AND IT'S TOO MUCH
  • 00:20:17.939 --> 00:20:19.474
  • FOR YOU TO ASSIMILATE, SO WHATHAPPENED IN MY SITUATION IS--
  • 00:20:19.574 --> 00:20:22.210
  • - OFCOURSE YOU DID THOUGH.
  • 00:20:22.311 --> 00:20:24.646
  • I MEAN YOU LOST YOURBROTHER, YOUR SISTER.
  • 00:20:24.746 --> 00:20:27.849
  • I MEAN, THAT'S --
  • 00:20:27.949 --> 00:20:28.917
  • - AND I ALMOST TRIED TO
  • 00:20:29.017 --> 00:20:30.018
  • COMMIT SUICIDEA FEW TIMES.
  • 00:20:30.118 --> 00:20:31.019
  • - THAT'S A LOT.
  • 00:20:31.119 --> 00:20:32.020
  • THAT IS A LOTTO GO THROUGH.
  • 00:20:32.120 --> 00:20:33.388
  • - YEAH, SO THERE WERETIMES AND I'M JUST GOING
  • 00:20:33.488 --> 00:20:35.324
  • TO BE HONEST.
  • 00:20:35.424 --> 00:20:36.458
  • IN FACT, THE VIDEO THATWE JUST PLAYED THAT WAS A
  • 00:20:36.558 --> 00:20:38.827
  • VERY HARD SEASON WHEN WEFILMED THAT
  • 00:20:38.927 --> 00:20:40.495
  • THANKFULNESS VIDEO.
  • 00:20:40.595 --> 00:20:41.596
  • - WAS IT REALLY?
  • 00:20:41.697 --> 00:20:42.597
  • - I REMEMBER WHEN WEWERE IN THAT PUMPKIN
  • 00:20:42.698 --> 00:20:43.799
  • PATCH WE WERE WALKINGTHROUGH, I WAS
  • 00:20:43.899 --> 00:20:45.100
  • HATING LIFE.
  • 00:20:45.200 --> 00:20:45.901
  • - I DON'T WANTTO BE HERE.
  • 00:20:46.001 --> 00:20:47.035
  • - I DIDN'T WANT TO BETHERE, AND I LOOK BACK
  • 00:20:47.135 --> 00:20:48.437
  • NOW AND I'M LIKE, GOD,HEAVEN IS SO REAL.
  • 00:20:48.537 --> 00:20:51.340
  • I BELIEVE IT, I'M GOINGTO SEE MY BROTHER AND
  • 00:20:51.440 --> 00:20:54.009
  • SISTER AGAIN, AND I'M SOTHANKFUL FOR THE TIME I
  • 00:20:54.109 --> 00:20:55.977
  • HAD WITH THEM.
  • 00:20:56.078 --> 00:20:56.878
  • AND IT'S NOTJUST IN THE PAST.
  • 00:20:56.978 --> 00:20:58.613
  • IT'S IN THE FUTURE I'MGOING TO SEE THEM AGAIN,
  • 00:20:58.714 --> 00:21:00.582
  • AND IF I REALLY BELIEVETHAT, I'M REFRAMING MY
  • 00:21:00.682 --> 00:21:02.951
  • PAIN AND REALIZING THATNOW I CAN HELP ALL THESE
  • 00:21:03.051 --> 00:21:04.720
  • OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVELOST THEIR LOVED ONES,
  • 00:21:04.820 --> 00:21:07.456
  • AND SO IF YOU CAN REFRAMEYOUR PAIN AND SEE IT IN A
  • 00:21:07.556 --> 00:21:10.258
  • WAY THAT IS ACTUALLYADVANTAGEOUS, THAT WHAT
  • 00:21:10.359 --> 00:21:13.395
  • THE ENEMY MEANS FOR EVILGOD MEANS FOR GOOD, THEN
  • 00:21:13.495 --> 00:21:15.430
  • SUDDENLY YOU REALLYCAN BE THANKFUL IN
  • 00:21:15.530 --> 00:21:18.166
  • ALL THINGS.
  • 00:21:18.266 --> 00:21:19.668
  • - I'VE NOTICED HOW THEREARE A LOT OF PASTORS WHO
  • 00:21:19.768 --> 00:21:22.504
  • LIKE YOU WHO ARE SOPOWERFUL IN THEIR SPIRIT
  • 00:21:22.604 --> 00:21:25.474
  • AND THE WAY THEY PREACH,AND VERY OFTEN IT'S
  • 00:21:25.574 --> 00:21:28.076
  • FUELED OR A LOT OF PEOPLEDON'T KNOW THIS BUT VERY
  • 00:21:28.176 --> 00:21:30.045
  • OFTEN IT'S FUELEDBY PERSONAL LOSS.
  • 00:21:30.145 --> 00:21:31.980
  • AS YOU WERE TALKING ABOUTTHAT, I WAS THINKING OF 2
  • 00:21:32.080 --> 00:21:34.416
  • PEOPLE, PAUL DOHERTY E, WHOIS BILLY JOE DOHERTY'S
  • 00:21:34.516 --> 00:21:36.885
  • SON, MY GOOD FRIEND, HE'SBILLY JOE DOHERTY PASSED
  • 00:21:36.985 --> 00:21:40.088
  • AWAY, AND PAUL TOOK OVERTHE CHURCH AND IT'S JUST
  • 00:21:40.188 --> 00:21:42.758
  • DONE AN AMAZING JOB.
  • 00:21:42.858 --> 00:21:44.693
  • BUT YOU CAN TELL THAT THEPAIN OF LOSING HIS DAD IS
  • 00:21:44.793 --> 00:21:48.463
  • A POSITIVE DRIVERIN A WAY FOR HIM.
  • 00:21:48.563 --> 00:21:51.366
  • SAME THING FORJOEL OSTEEN.
  • 00:21:51.466 --> 00:21:52.901
  • LIKE JOEL OSTEEN WHEN HELOST -HE WAS REALLY CLOSE
  • 00:21:53.001 --> 00:21:54.503
  • TO HIS DAD AND ANY TIME ITALKS ABOUT HIS DAD, YOU
  • 00:21:54.603 --> 00:21:58.473
  • CAN SEE HIM KIND OF STARTTO EITHER CRY OR GET A
  • 00:21:58.573 --> 00:22:02.711
  • LITTLE BROKEN UP.
  • 00:22:02.811 --> 00:22:04.312
  • BUT IN BOTH THEIR CASESAND MANY OTHER MINISTERS
  • 00:22:04.413 --> 00:22:06.148
  • CASES I'M THINKING OF,THE LOSS OF A SPOUSE, OF
  • 00:22:06.248 --> 00:22:08.483
  • A DAD OR A SIBLING ORSOME PERSON YOU'RE SUPER
  • 00:22:08.583 --> 00:22:11.453
  • CLOSE TO, FOR WHATEVERREASON SEEMS TO BE A BIG
  • 00:22:11.553 --> 00:22:15.924
  • DRIVER FOR THEM MAKINGAN IMPACT FOR GOD.
  • 00:22:16.024 --> 00:22:19.861
  • IT'S ALMOST LIKE IT'SLIKE SATAN DID THIS
  • 00:22:19.961 --> 00:22:23.999
  • HORRIBLE THING ANDTHEY'RE JUST LIKE NO. NO.
  • 00:22:24.099 --> 00:22:26.568
  • I'M NOT GOING -I'M GOINGTO DO THE OPPOSITE
  • 00:22:26.668 --> 00:22:28.970
  • OR SOMETHING.
  • 00:22:29.070 --> 00:22:29.905
  • DO YOU FEEL THAT WAY?
  • 00:22:30.005 --> 00:22:30.806
  • - YES.
  • 00:22:30.906 --> 00:22:31.773
  • I SEE THAT INJACOB AND JOSEPH.
  • 00:22:31.873 --> 00:22:33.341
  • SO JACOB SAID ALL THESETHINGS ARE AGAINST ME.
  • 00:22:33.442 --> 00:22:35.777
  • HIS SON JOSEPH SAID WHOWHAT YOU MEANT FOR EVIL
  • 00:22:35.877 --> 00:22:38.814
  • GOD MEANT FOR GOOD.
  • 00:22:38.914 --> 00:22:39.915
  • IT'S THAT SIMPLEAS A BINARY.
  • 00:22:40.015 --> 00:22:42.350
  • SO MY MOM IS LIKE MY ROLEMODEL, LIKE I WANT TO BE
  • 00:22:42.451 --> 00:22:45.687
  • MY MOM BASICALLY WHEN IGROW UP IF I EVER DO.
  • 00:22:45.787 --> 00:22:47.689
  • SHE IS SO HOPEFUL.
  • 00:22:47.789 --> 00:22:49.624
  • SHE WILL NOT LET THEBLINDS BE CLOSED.
  • 00:22:49.724 --> 00:22:52.027
  • SHE WILL NOT COME INTO AHOUSE WITHOUT TURNING ON
  • 00:22:52.127 --> 00:22:53.829
  • THE MUSIC.
  • 00:22:53.929 --> 00:22:54.830
  • IT'S ALWAYS HOPE.
  • 00:22:54.930 --> 00:22:56.097
  • ALWAYS HOPE.
  • 00:22:56.198 --> 00:22:56.998
  • AND SHE'S BEENTHROUGH A LOT.
  • 00:22:57.098 --> 00:22:58.200
  • SHE'S BEEN THROUGH A LOT.
  • 00:22:58.300 --> 00:22:59.034
  • - OF COURSE.
  • 00:22:59.134 --> 00:23:00.101
  • - AND SO HERHOPE IS DEEP.
  • 00:23:00.202 --> 00:23:01.069
  • IT'S DEEP HOPE.
  • 00:23:01.169 --> 00:23:02.304
  • IT'S NOT JUST LIKEFLUFFY PINK LACEY PILLOW
  • 00:23:02.404 --> 00:23:04.172
  • GREETING CARD HOPE,LIKE SUN BEAMS AND
  • 00:23:04.272 --> 00:23:06.441
  • UNICORNSEVERYWHERE.
  • 00:23:06.541 --> 00:23:07.509
  • IT'S REAL HOPE.
  • 00:23:07.609 --> 00:23:08.677
  • AND WHAT I'VE LEARNEDFROM HER --
  • 00:23:08.777 --> 00:23:10.045
  • - AND OF COURSE YOUR SIBLINGSWERE HER KIDS.
  • 00:23:10.145 --> 00:23:11.279
  • - EXACTLY.
  • 00:23:11.379 --> 00:23:12.380
  • SO WHEN YOU GO THROUGHTHIS, LIKE YOU CAN FIND
  • 00:23:12.481 --> 00:23:15.217
  • AN ANCHOR OF HOPE.
  • 00:23:15.317 --> 00:23:16.818
  • THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLECALLS IT, SO I ACTUALLY
  • 00:23:16.918 --> 00:23:18.453
  • WANT TO SHARE SOMETHINGKIND OF INTERESTING,
  • 00:23:18.553 --> 00:23:19.988
  • BOBBY, ABOUT LIKE HOW TOHANDLE THIS ADVERSITY AND
  • 00:23:20.088 --> 00:23:24.292
  • HOW TO BE THANKFULDURING IT.
  • 00:23:24.392 --> 00:23:25.694
  • SO YESTERDAY I WAS DOINGNAVY SEAL TRAINING WITH
  • 00:23:25.794 --> 00:23:28.497
  • MY FRIEND CHAD WILLIAMS.
  • 00:23:28.597 --> 00:23:29.764
  • HE WROTE A BOOK CALLEDSEAL OF GOD, AND HE PUTS
  • 00:23:29.865 --> 00:23:31.867
  • ME THROUGH SEALTRAINING REGULARLY.
  • 00:23:31.967 --> 00:23:34.102
  • - THAT'S AWESOME.
  • 00:23:34.202 --> 00:23:35.136
  • - BECAUSE IT REALLYCLEARS MY BRAIN BECAUSE
  • 00:23:35.237 --> 00:23:37.539
  • YOU KNOW ENDORPHINSACTIVATE OPIATE
  • 00:23:37.639 --> 00:23:39.174
  • INTERCEPTORS AND HELPHEAL YOUR BRAIN ACTUALLY.
  • 00:23:39.274 --> 00:23:41.676
  • A 40 MINUTE JOG IS THESAME EFFECT ON THE BRIAN
  • 00:23:41.776 --> 00:23:44.045
  • RESEARCH SAYS AS A STRONGANTI-DEPRESSANT SO YOU
  • 00:23:44.145 --> 00:23:46.414
  • JUST FEEL BETTER AFTERTHIS KIND OF STUFF.
  • 00:23:46.515 --> 00:23:48.483
  • AND ONE OF THE THINGSTHAT HE TEACHES ME, I
  • 00:23:48.583 --> 00:23:50.552
  • LEARNED SO MUCH THROUGHTHESE SEAL TRAINING IS
  • 00:23:50.652 --> 00:23:52.254
  • THAT THE ONLY EASYDAY WAS YESTERDAY.
  • 00:23:52.354 --> 00:23:54.656
  • WE ARE FORGEDBY ADVERSITY.
  • 00:23:54.756 --> 00:23:56.391
  • YESTERDAY LITERALLYCARRYING, THIS 100 POUND
  • 00:23:56.491 --> 00:23:59.928
  • BALL UP THE MOUNTAIN,THIS LITTLE MOUNTAIN, HE
  • 00:24:00.028 --> 00:24:02.097
  • JUST SAID HOW MUCH CAN WESUFFER IN THE NEXT HOUR
  • 00:24:02.197 --> 00:24:04.199
  • AND A HALF.
  • 00:24:04.299 --> 00:24:05.267
  • AND IT WAS LIKEINSPIRING.
  • 00:24:05.367 --> 00:24:06.835
  • IT WAS INSPIRED.
  • 00:24:06.935 --> 00:24:07.869
  • - SURE.
  • 00:24:07.969 --> 00:24:08.904
  • - SO WHAT NAVY SEALSDO, THIS IS TRUE IS THEY
  • 00:24:09.004 --> 00:24:10.272
  • PRACTICE SOMETHING CALLEDCOGNITIVE RESTRUCTURING
  • 00:24:10.372 --> 00:24:13.008
  • AND WHAT THAT MEANS ISWHEN THEY'RE GETTING SHOT
  • 00:24:13.108 --> 00:24:15.076
  • AT OUR UNDERGOING96 HOURS OF SLEEP
  • 00:24:15.176 --> 00:24:16.912
  • DEPRIVATION OR GETTINGHYPOTHERMIA IN THE CORONADO
  • 00:24:17.012 --> 00:24:19.080
  • BAY DURING HELLWEEK, WHAT THEY DO IS
  • 00:24:19.180 --> 00:24:21.583
  • THEY PRACTICE COGNITIVERESTRUCTURING WHICH MEANS
  • 00:24:21.683 --> 00:24:24.085
  • WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPENTO THEM THEY FORCE
  • 00:24:24.185 --> 00:24:26.121
  • THEMSELVES TOSAY GOOD TIMES.
  • 00:24:26.221 --> 00:24:28.924
  • THAT'S WHAT THEY SAYBULLETS ARE FLYING AT THEM?
  • 00:24:29.024 --> 00:24:30.458
  • GOOD TIMES.
  • 00:24:30.559 --> 00:24:32.060
  • - YEAH.- AND IT CONVINCES THEIR BRAIN,
  • 00:24:32.160 --> 00:24:34.563
  • COGNITIVELY RESTRUCTURESTHE BRAIN THROUGH
  • 00:24:34.663 --> 00:24:36.164
  • NEURO PLASTICITY.
  • 00:24:36.264 --> 00:24:37.299
  • - GOOD TIMES.
  • 00:24:37.399 --> 00:24:38.500
  • GOOD TIMES. FREEZING.
  • 00:24:38.600 --> 00:24:39.534
  • - WELL CHAD WAS SAYINGWHEN WE WERE FREEZING IN
  • 00:24:39.634 --> 00:24:41.069
  • THE HYPOTHERMIC BAY,THEY'D SHOUT OUT TO THEIR
  • 00:24:41.169 --> 00:24:44.172
  • INSTRUCTORS BRRRRRR!
  • 00:24:44.272 --> 00:24:46.174
  • JOKING, LIKE THISIS ALL YOU GOT?
  • 00:24:46.274 --> 00:24:48.209
  • LIKE ACTING LIKETHEY WERE FREEZING.
  • 00:24:48.310 --> 00:24:49.611
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:24:49.711 --> 00:24:50.679
  • - JUST KIND OF IN AJOKING WAY TAUNTING
  • 00:24:50.779 --> 00:24:52.881
  • THEIR TORMENTERS.
  • 00:24:52.981 --> 00:24:54.115
  • AND WHAT HELPED ME ABOUTTHIS MIND SET IS THE BIBLE
  • 00:24:54.215 --> 00:24:56.551
  • IS ALWAYS USINGWARFARE IMAGERY.
  • 00:24:56.651 --> 00:24:58.720
  • WE WRESTLE AGAINSTPRINCIPALITIES
  • 00:24:58.820 --> 00:25:00.188
  • AND POWERS.
  • 00:25:00.288 --> 00:25:01.256
  • THE WEAPONS OF OURWARFARE ARE MIGHTY IN GOD
  • 00:25:01.356 --> 00:25:02.891
  • TO THE PULLING DOWNOF STRONGHOLDS.
  • 00:25:02.991 --> 00:25:04.025
  • NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINSTUS WILL PROSPER.
  • 00:25:04.125 --> 00:25:05.493
  • GOD IS A WARRIOR,EXODUS 15: 3.
  • 00:25:05.594 --> 00:25:08.096
  • AND THAT'S WHAT JOELMEANT SAID LET THE WEAK
  • 00:25:08.196 --> 00:25:10.432
  • SAY I AM STRONG.
  • 00:25:10.532 --> 00:25:11.933
  • AND EVEN IF YOU DON'TFEEL IT, YOU START
  • 00:25:12.033 --> 00:25:13.602
  • SPEAKING IT, AND WHEN YOUSTART SPEAKING IT, IT
  • 00:25:13.702 --> 00:25:15.537
  • ACTUALLY STARTS TOCHANGE YOUR BRAIN.
  • 00:25:15.637 --> 00:25:17.472
  • AND THAT'S WHY POWER OFLIFE AND DEATH IS IN THE
  • 00:25:17.572 --> 00:25:19.174
  • TONGUE, SO JUST BYSPEAKING WORDS OF
  • 00:25:19.274 --> 00:25:20.742
  • THANKFULNESS IT MIGHTNOT FEEL POWERFUL AT THE
  • 00:25:20.842 --> 00:25:23.111
  • MOMENT BUT BY SAYING GOODTIMES WHEN IT FEELS LIKE
  • 00:25:23.211 --> 00:25:25.580
  • IT'S BAD TIMES, YOU'LLACTUALLY REFRAME YOUR
  • 00:25:25.680 --> 00:25:27.716
  • PAIN AND RETRAIN YOURBRAIN TO FIND JOY IN
  • 00:25:27.816 --> 00:25:30.385
  • THE ADVERSITY.
  • 00:25:30.485 --> 00:25:31.486
  • - THAT'S AWESOME.
  • 00:25:31.586 --> 00:25:32.587
  • THERE'S A GREAT PHRASETHAT I'VE HEARD YOU SAY
  • 00:25:32.687 --> 00:25:33.722
  • IN YOUR SERMONS.
  • 00:25:33.822 --> 00:25:35.624
  • YOU MADE A VIDEO ABOUT ITTOO CALLED THANKS LIVING.
  • 00:25:35.724 --> 00:25:38.560
  • LET'S CHECK THIS OUT.
  • 00:25:38.660 --> 00:25:40.295
  • - IF YOU WANT TO MARVELAT GOD, IF YOU NEED A
  • 00:25:45.767 --> 00:25:47.636
  • REASON TO BE THANKFUL, GOOUTSIDE AND LOOK AT THE STARS.
  • 00:25:47.736 --> 00:25:50.271
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:25:50.372 --> 00:25:51.606
  • IT'S LIKE THANK YOU, GOD.
  • 00:25:51.706 --> 00:25:52.941
  • YOU DIDN'T HAVETO DO THAT.
  • 00:25:53.041 --> 00:25:55.677
  • YOU ARE HEIRS WITH GODAND JOINT HEIRS
  • 00:25:55.777 --> 00:25:57.078
  • WITH CHRIST.
  • 00:25:57.178 --> 00:25:58.046
  • THE EARTH IS GIVENTO THE SONS OF MEN.
  • 00:25:58.146 --> 00:25:59.214
  • YOU ARE KINGSAND PRIESTS.
  • 00:25:59.314 --> 00:25:59.948
  • ENJOY MY CREATION.
  • 00:26:00.048 --> 00:26:00.715
  • HAVE DOMINION OVER IT.
  • 00:26:00.815 --> 00:26:01.383
  • SUBDUE IT
  • 00:26:01.483 --> 00:26:02.050
  • THE BOOK OF GENESIS SAYS.
  • 00:26:02.150 --> 00:26:03.318
  • I MADE ALL THIS FOR MYGLORY AND FOR YOUR GOOD
  • 00:26:03.418 --> 00:26:05.687
  • SO STAND IN AWE ANDWONDER TO THE GOD WHO
  • 00:26:05.787 --> 00:26:08.523
  • MADE HEAVENS.
  • 00:26:08.623 --> 00:26:11.092
  • HIS MERCYENDURES FOREVER.
  • 00:26:11.192 --> 00:26:14.329
  • IF YOU NEED THINGS TOBE THANKFUL FOR,
  • 00:26:14.429 --> 00:26:15.697
  • LOOK BACKWARDS.
  • 00:26:15.797 --> 00:26:17.932
  • DO THIS IN REMEMBRANCE.
  • 00:26:18.033 --> 00:26:19.434
  • LOOK BACK AT YOUR STORYAND SAY WOW, GOD, YOU
  • 00:26:19.534 --> 00:26:22.070
  • ANSWERED SOME PRAYERS.
  • 00:26:22.170 --> 00:26:23.204
  • HE'S LIKE, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:26:23.304 --> 00:26:24.205
  • WHEN I LOOK BACK ATISRAEL'S NARRATIVE,
  • 00:26:24.305 --> 00:26:26.274
  • REMEMBER THEY WERE LESSINDIVIDUALISTIC.
  • 00:26:26.374 --> 00:26:27.742
  • SO TO HIM THIS IS ABLESSING AS HE LOOKS BACK
  • 00:26:27.842 --> 00:26:30.011
  • PATRIOTICALLY ATHIS NATION'S PAST.
  • 00:26:30.111 --> 00:26:31.780
  • HE SAYS ME AND MY PEOPLE,GOD, YOU'VE BEEN VERY
  • 00:26:31.880 --> 00:26:35.283
  • VERY GOOD TO US BECAUSEWHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE
  • 00:26:35.383 --> 00:26:38.853
  • YOU LOOK BACK AND YOU'RELIKE, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:26:38.953 --> 00:26:40.622
  • I WENT THROUGH SOME REALBATTLES, BUT PHARAOH
  • 00:26:40.722 --> 00:26:41.990
  • DROWNED IN THE SEA.
  • 00:26:42.090 --> 00:26:43.258
  • THANK YOU, GOD.
  • 00:26:43.358 --> 00:26:44.459
  • YOU'VE BEENVERY GOOD TO ME.
  • 00:26:44.559 --> 00:26:46.227
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:26:46.327 --> 00:26:49.597
  • I KNOW YOU HAVE BATTLESAND IT'S HARD TO BE
  • 00:26:49.698 --> 00:26:50.832
  • THANKFUL.
  • 00:26:50.932 --> 00:26:52.100
  • WHEN YOU'RE FIGHTINGBATTLES, REMEMBER THAT
  • 00:26:52.200 --> 00:26:53.435
  • THE HEBREW WORD FORPRAYER LITERALLY MEANS
  • 00:26:53.535 --> 00:26:56.037
  • TO WRESTLE.
  • 00:26:56.137 --> 00:26:58.339
  • JUST LIKE JACOB HIS THIGHWAS POPPED OUT OF SOCKET.
  • 00:26:58.440 --> 00:27:01.176
  • WHEN HE WRESTLED.
  • 00:27:01.276 --> 00:27:03.778
  • IF YOU'RE WRESTLINGTHROUGH STUFF TONIGHT,
  • 00:27:03.878 --> 00:27:05.146
  • THAT IS A FORM OF PRAYER.
  • 00:27:05.246 --> 00:27:07.415
  • BE THE 10% PERCENT.
  • 00:27:07.515 --> 00:27:09.184
  • THE LEPER WHO TURNEDBACK TO PRAISE.
  • 00:27:09.284 --> 00:27:11.152
  • ONE OUT OF TEN TURN BACKTO PRAISE JESUS FOR
  • 00:27:11.252 --> 00:27:14.089
  • HEALING HIM.
  • 00:27:14.189 --> 00:27:15.557
  • LEAD A LIFESTYLEOF THANKS LIVING.
  • 00:27:15.657 --> 00:27:17.092
  • WHY?
  • 00:27:17.192 --> 00:27:18.960
  • I'LL GIVE YOU ONE MAJORREASON TO LIVE A LIFE OF
  • 00:27:19.060 --> 00:27:21.529
  • THANKSGIVING.
  • 00:27:21.629 --> 00:27:23.965
  • BECAUSE, MY FRIENDS, HISMERCY ENDURES FOREVER.
  • 00:27:24.065 --> 00:27:28.336
  • ♪♪
  • 00:27:28.436 --> 00:27:35.143
  • - WELL, YOU'RE WATCHINGPRAISE, AND IT'S SUCH A
  • 00:27:35.243 --> 00:27:36.478
  • JOY TO BE HERE WITH BENCOURSON, AND WE JUST WANT
  • 00:27:36.578 --> 00:27:39.380
  • YOU TO KNOW WE'RE SO FORYOU, AND WE ARE PRAYING
  • 00:27:39.481 --> 00:27:42.083
  • FOR YOU AND WEBELIEVE IN YOU
  • 00:27:42.183 --> 00:27:43.218
  • AND I JUST BELIEVE YOURBEST DAYS ARE AHEAD.
  • 00:27:43.318 --> 00:27:45.754
  • IF YOU'RE WATCHING THISNOW AND YOU'RE LIKE MAN,
  • 00:27:45.854 --> 00:27:47.789
  • I DON'T KNOW HOW I'MGONNA GET THROUGH WINTER,
  • 00:27:47.889 --> 00:27:49.591
  • OR MAYBE YOU'RE GOINGTHROUGH A TOUGH TIME, LET
  • 00:27:49.691 --> 00:27:51.593
  • THIS BE A MESSAGE FROMTHE LORD TO YOU THAT
  • 00:27:51.693 --> 00:27:53.928
  • YOUR BEST DAYS AREYET TO COME.
  • 00:27:54.028 --> 00:27:55.497
  • AND I BELIEVE IN 2021,WHICH IS JUST AROUND THE
  • 00:27:55.597 --> 00:27:57.966
  • CORNER, IT'S CRAZY TOBELIEVE, I'M GONNA PRAY
  • 00:27:58.066 --> 00:28:00.168
  • AND BELIEVE IT'S GONNA BEAN AWESOME YEAR FOR YOU,
  • 00:28:00.268 --> 00:28:02.370
  • BREAKTHROUGH IN YOURFINANCES, AND YOUR
  • 00:28:02.470 --> 00:28:04.105
  • RELATIONSHIPS, AND YOURHEALTH, AND ESPECIALLY
  • 00:28:04.205 --> 00:28:06.341
  • THAT YOU'RE GONNA BEDRAWING CLOSER TO THE
  • 00:28:06.441 --> 00:28:08.409
  • LORD DURING THIS TIME.
  • 00:28:08.510 --> 00:28:09.878
  • WITH ALL THE TALK ABOUTLOSS, BEN, I THINK
  • 00:28:09.978 --> 00:28:12.113
  • SOMETIMES IT'S EASY FORPEOPLE TO FORGET THAT
  • 00:28:12.213 --> 00:28:14.783
  • GOD DOES LOVE TOBLESS HIS PEOPLE.
  • 00:28:14.883 --> 00:28:17.585
  • YOU DON'T SEE IT AS MUCHSOMETIMES IN THE NEW
  • 00:28:17.685 --> 00:28:19.454
  • TESTAMENT IN TERMS OFLIKE-- THIS IS SOMETHING
  • 00:28:19.554 --> 00:28:22.223
  • I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT ALOT, LIKE, THIS IDEA OF
  • 00:28:22.323 --> 00:28:25.460
  • MILK AND HONEY THAT GODDOES WANT US TO BRING--
  • 00:28:25.560 --> 00:28:28.029
  • - I HEARD YOU PREACHABOUT THAT ACTUALLY
  • 00:28:28.129 --> 00:28:29.464
  • IN ONE OF YOUR SERMONS.
  • 00:28:29.564 --> 00:28:30.532
  • - YEAH, WHEN I INTERVIEWEDYOU. THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:28:30.632 --> 00:28:31.966
  • - I LOVED THAT!
  • 00:28:32.066 --> 00:28:33.301
  • - FOR SURE YOU CAN TAKETHIS THING TOO FAR IN
  • 00:28:33.401 --> 00:28:35.937
  • TERMS OF GOD WANTING TOBLESS PEOPLE, BUT GOD
  • 00:28:36.037 --> 00:28:39.440
  • CLEARLY WANTED TO BLESSISRAEL, A LAND FLOWING
  • 00:28:39.541 --> 00:28:43.011
  • WITH MILK AND HONEY.
  • 00:28:43.111 --> 00:28:44.445
  • MILK AND HONEY MEANSCATTLE AND FARMLAND, SO
  • 00:28:44.546 --> 00:28:47.448
  • MILK IS THE CATTLE ANDI DON'T KNOW WHY HONEY
  • 00:28:47.549 --> 00:28:50.118
  • MEANS FARMLAND. PROBABLYBECAUSE IT SOUNDS BETTER.
  • 00:28:50.218 --> 00:28:52.086
  • IT DOES, IT SOUNDS GOOD.
  • 00:28:52.187 --> 00:28:54.088
  • - SOUNDS MORE OFFICIAL.
  • 00:28:54.189 --> 00:28:55.323
  • - BUT GOD REALLY DOESWANT US TO, IT'S LIKE
  • 00:28:55.423 --> 00:28:57.992
  • GOD WANTS HIS PEOPLETO LEAD GOOD LIVES.
  • 00:28:58.092 --> 00:29:01.629
  • HE TAUGHT US TO PRAY "ONEARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN."
  • 00:29:01.729 --> 00:29:05.066
  • JESUS DIDN'T GO AROUNDMAKING PEOPLE SICK,
  • 00:29:05.166 --> 00:29:07.869
  • AND I THINK IT'S SO GOOD TO--
  • 00:29:07.969 --> 00:29:09.304
  • - NOT ONCE.- NOT ONCE MAN. NO.
  • 00:29:09.404 --> 00:29:11.840
  • AND IT'S SO GOOD TOREALIGN THAT WE LIVE IN A
  • 00:29:11.940 --> 00:29:14.242
  • FALLEN WORLD, BUT GODIS BREAKING THROUGH
  • 00:29:14.342 --> 00:29:17.212
  • IN ALL OF THESE WAYS.
  • 00:29:17.312 --> 00:29:18.446
  • THE REASON I BRING THISUP IS IT'S EASY FOR
  • 00:29:18.546 --> 00:29:20.682
  • CHRISTIANS TO FEEL LIKEGOD DOESN'T REALLY CARE
  • 00:29:20.782 --> 00:29:22.684
  • ABOUT I HAVE A SALIVAISSUE OR SOMETHING, OR I
  • 00:29:22.784 --> 00:29:26.120
  • HAVE A, I DON'T KNOW,SOME WEIRD THING,
  • 00:29:26.221 --> 00:29:30.058
  • HEALTH ISSUE. REMEMBERORAL ROBERTS USED TO SAY
  • 00:29:30.158 --> 00:29:32.327
  • EVERYBODY'S ALITTLE BIT SICK.
  • 00:29:32.427 --> 00:29:34.062
  • HE WOULD TALK ABOUT HOWTHERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE
  • 00:29:34.162 --> 00:29:36.965
  • ISSUES, AND SO OFTENPEOPLE DIDN'T, NOT ONLY
  • 00:29:37.065 --> 00:29:40.201
  • DIDN'T RELEASE THEIR FAITHFOR HEALING, BUT PEOPLE
  • 00:29:40.301 --> 00:29:42.303
  • FELT LIKE THEIR LITTLE THINGDIDN'T MATTER TO GOD.
  • 00:29:42.403 --> 00:29:45.340
  • BUT MY DAUGHTER, MY KIDS,I ADORE MY KIDS, AND THEY
  • 00:29:45.440 --> 00:29:49.344
  • HAVE THE LITTLEST THINGAND THEY BRING IT TO ME,
  • 00:29:49.444 --> 00:29:50.912
  • I PROBABLY CARE MOREABOUT IT THAN THEY DO.
  • 00:29:51.012 --> 00:29:53.348
  • GOD LOVES US SOMUCH, DOESN'T HE.
  • 00:29:53.448 --> 00:29:54.749
  • - AND TO CARRY THATTHOUGHT FURTHER, THE
  • 00:29:54.849 --> 00:29:56.551
  • FATHERHOOD OF BOBBYSCHULLER WITH HIS KID,
  • 00:29:56.651 --> 00:29:59.654
  • YOU CARE. YOU CARE.
  • 00:29:59.754 --> 00:30:00.955
  • I'M NOT A DAD BUT IIMAGINE YOU CARE.
  • 00:30:01.055 --> 00:30:02.991
  • LIKE, AS A DAD YOU'LLJUST NATURALLY FEEL THIS
  • 00:30:03.091 --> 00:30:05.360
  • AFFECTION FOR A KID.
  • 00:30:05.460 --> 00:30:06.661
  • - ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:30:06.761 --> 00:30:07.862
  • - SO JESUS, IT'SINTERESTING BECAUSE HE
  • 00:30:07.962 --> 00:30:10.198
  • SAID IF YOUR EARTHLYPARENTS WHO ARE EVIL,
  • 00:30:10.298 --> 00:30:13.034
  • REALLY EVIL IN COMPARISONTO GOD, WANT TO GIVE GOOD
  • 00:30:13.134 --> 00:30:15.169
  • GIFTS TO YOUR KIDS,HOW MUCH MORE WILL THE
  • 00:30:15.270 --> 00:30:18.106
  • HEAVENLY FATHER-- IN ONEPASSAGE HE SAID GIVE GOOD
  • 00:30:18.206 --> 00:30:20.208
  • GIFTS. IN ANOTHER PASSAGE HESAID GIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:30:20.308 --> 00:30:23.011
  • TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.
  • 00:30:23.111 --> 00:30:24.212
  • NOW, HERE WAS THECONTEXT OF THAT.
  • 00:30:24.312 --> 00:30:26.281
  • I'M GONNA GET A LITTLEDEEP FOR A SECOND AND
  • 00:30:26.381 --> 00:30:27.782
  • THEN COME UP TO THESURFACE, BUT BASICALLY
  • 00:30:27.882 --> 00:30:30.118
  • HE USED THREE EXAMPLES.
  • 00:30:30.218 --> 00:30:31.653
  • HE SAID NO DAD WOULD GIVEHIS SON A ROCK IF HE
  • 00:30:31.753 --> 00:30:34.989
  • ASKED FOR A LOAF OFBREAD, OR A SNAKE IF HE
  • 00:30:35.089 --> 00:30:38.259
  • ASKED FOR FISH, OR ASCORPION IF HE ASKED FOR
  • 00:30:38.359 --> 00:30:42.163
  • AN EGG. NOW THESE SOUNDLIKE THREE ARBITRARY
  • 00:30:42.263 --> 00:30:44.565
  • SIMILES OR METAPHORS.
  • 00:30:44.666 --> 00:30:46.801
  • WHY WOULD HE USETHESE EXAMPLES?
  • 00:30:46.901 --> 00:30:48.236
  • BACK THEN ROCKS IN HISGEOGRAPHY, THEY WERE LIME
  • 00:30:48.336 --> 00:30:52.073
  • STONES WHERE JESUS LIVEDAND THEY LOOKED LIKE
  • 00:30:52.173 --> 00:30:53.775
  • LOAVES OF BREAD.
  • 00:30:53.875 --> 00:30:55.343
  • SO A DAD COULDTECHNICALLY TRICK HIS KID
  • 00:30:55.443 --> 00:30:56.844
  • AND SAY HERE'S ALIMESTONE AND THE KID
  • 00:30:56.945 --> 00:30:58.780
  • WOULD BREAK HIS TEETH.
  • 00:30:58.880 --> 00:31:00.014
  • WHEN HE SAID NO DAD WOULDGIVE HIS SON A SNAKE
  • 00:31:00.114 --> 00:31:02.417
  • IF HE ASKED FOR A FISH,
  • 00:31:02.517 --> 00:31:03.618
  • THE WORD SNAKE IN GREEK,ONE SCHOLAR ACTUALLY
  • 00:31:03.718 --> 00:31:05.853
  • TRANSLATES THAT AS EEL.
  • 00:31:05.954 --> 00:31:08.122
  • SO YOU CAN TRANSLATE IT ASSEA SNAKE AND EELS WERE
  • 00:31:08.222 --> 00:31:10.591
  • PART OF THE FORBIDDEN FOODGROUPS IN THE LEVITICAL LAW.
  • 00:31:10.692 --> 00:31:13.528
  • SO COULD YOU IMAGINE, HISSON IS LIKE, CAN I HAVE
  • 00:31:13.628 --> 00:31:15.830
  • SEAFOOD DAD? ANDTHEN HE'S LIKE YES,
  • 00:31:15.930 --> 00:31:18.032
  • LET'S GO EAT SEAFOOD, AN EEL.
  • 00:31:18.132 --> 00:31:19.968
  • AND THEN THE SON WOULDSAY I CAN'T EAT THAT.
  • 00:31:20.068 --> 00:31:21.536
  • IT IS SEAFOOD BUT IT'SFORBIDDEN BY LEVITICUS.
  • 00:31:21.636 --> 00:31:23.871
  • THEN THE LAST ONE IS NODAD WOULD GIVE HIS SON
  • 00:31:23.972 --> 00:31:26.741
  • SCORPION IF HEASKED FOR AN EGG.
  • 00:31:26.841 --> 00:31:29.310
  • NOW THERE'S ACTUALLY APALE KIND OF SCORPION IN
  • 00:31:29.410 --> 00:31:31.346
  • NATURE THAT WHEN ITRESTS, IT ROLLS UP INTO A
  • 00:31:31.446 --> 00:31:33.214
  • BALL AND IT LOOKSLIKE AN EGG.
  • 00:31:33.314 --> 00:31:34.716
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:31:34.816 --> 00:31:35.917
  • - SO YOU COULD SAY HAPPYEASTER, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
  • 00:31:36.017 --> 00:31:37.485
  • I KNOW IT'S THANKSGIVINGBUT HAPPY EASTER.
  • 00:31:37.585 --> 00:31:39.187
  • AND THIS SCORPIONSTINGS HIM.
  • 00:31:39.287 --> 00:31:41.122
  • BUT WHAT'S REALLYINTERESTING ABOUT THAT IS
  • 00:31:41.222 --> 00:31:43.491
  • IN ALL THOSE EXAMPLESJESUS USED, HE'S SAYING
  • 00:31:43.591 --> 00:31:47.128
  • NO DAD'S GONNA TRICK HISKID. AND I WANT TO
  • 00:31:47.228 --> 00:31:50.665
  • MAKE THIS POINT BECAUSETHIS IS SO IMPORTANT.
  • 00:31:50.765 --> 00:31:52.633
  • I HEAR A LOT OF PEOPLESAY OH, THIS IS THE LAST
  • 00:31:52.734 --> 00:31:55.636
  • THING I WANT TO DO,LIKE BE A MISSIONARY IN
  • 00:31:55.737 --> 00:31:57.438
  • ZIMBABWE, SO THAT'S WHATGOD'S GONNA SEND ME TO DO.
  • 00:31:57.538 --> 00:31:59.307
  • I HEAR PEOPLE SAY THATALL THE TIME, AND I GET
  • 00:31:59.407 --> 00:32:00.942
  • THAT IT'S A GOOD HEART,BUT LIKE THE LAST THING
  • 00:32:01.042 --> 00:32:03.344
  • I WANT TO DO BECAUSE GODHAS A SENSE OF HUMOR IS
  • 00:32:03.444 --> 00:32:05.346
  • THE FIRST THING HE'SGONNA MAKE ME DO.
  • 00:32:05.446 --> 00:32:07.281
  • AND I GET THE HEARTTHERE, BUT JESUS IS
  • 00:32:07.382 --> 00:32:08.983
  • SAYING THAT'S ACTUALLYNOT HOW THE FATHER WORKS.
  • 00:32:09.083 --> 00:32:11.019
  • HE DOESN'T TRICK YOU.
  • 00:32:11.119 --> 00:32:12.286
  • AND WHAT'S EVEN MOREFASCINATING ABOUT THAT IS
  • 00:32:12.387 --> 00:32:14.455
  • THAT BACK THEN HE STARTEDWITH BREAD, THEN HE MOVED
  • 00:32:14.555 --> 00:32:16.791
  • ONTO FISH, THEN HEMOVED ONTO EGGS IN THAT
  • 00:32:16.891 --> 00:32:18.993
  • EXAMPLE. BREAD WAS IN SUPPLY.
  • 00:32:19.093 --> 00:32:21.362
  • IT TOOK CARE OF YOURDAILY NEEDS, NOT VERY TASTY.
  • 00:32:21.462 --> 00:32:23.364
  • FISH WAS A STEP UP.
  • 00:32:23.464 --> 00:32:25.333
  • LIKE, THAT'S GETTING ALITTLE, THAT'S MORE OF A
  • 00:32:25.433 --> 00:32:26.834
  • TASTY DISH. BUT THEN EGGS.
  • 00:32:26.934 --> 00:32:29.070
  • THERE WASN'T EVEN FARMINGPOULTRY UNTIL THE NEW
  • 00:32:29.170 --> 00:32:31.105
  • TESTAMENT, SO THERE WASN'TTHE RAISING OF CHICKENS.
  • 00:32:31.205 --> 00:32:33.541
  • IT WAS A NEW THING.
  • 00:32:33.641 --> 00:32:35.043
  • AND THERE'S ONLY ONEPERSON WHOEVER ATE AN EGG
  • 00:32:35.143 --> 00:32:37.011
  • IN THE BIBLE AND IT'SJOB BECAUSE HE WAS RICH.
  • 00:32:37.111 --> 00:32:39.747
  • REMEMBER HOW HE WAS RICH.
  • 00:32:39.847 --> 00:32:41.049
  • HE TALKED ABOUTEATING AN EGG.
  • 00:32:41.149 --> 00:32:42.784
  • SO WHAT JESUS IS SAYINGIS IF YOU FOLLOW THAT
  • 00:32:42.884 --> 00:32:46.020
  • PROGRESSION, DON'T JUSTSTOP WITH YOUR DAILY NEEDS.
  • 00:32:46.120 --> 00:32:49.323
  • MOVE ONTO FISH, THETASTY. AND DON'T JUST
  • 00:32:49.424 --> 00:32:51.826
  • STOP THERE, MOVE ONTOTHE LUXURY OF EGGS.
  • 00:32:51.926 --> 00:32:54.095
  • IN OTHER WORDS, HEAVEN ISMORE READY TO GIVE THAN
  • 00:32:54.195 --> 00:32:56.197
  • GOD IS TO ASK. AND PRAYERIS NOT OVERCOMING GOD'S
  • 00:32:56.297 --> 00:32:58.633
  • RELUCTANCE, IT'S LAYINGHOLD OF GOD'S WILLINGNESS.
  • 00:32:58.733 --> 00:33:01.269
  • WHEN WE HAVE THIS MINDSETOF REMEMBERING ALL THE
  • 00:33:01.369 --> 00:33:03.838
  • THINGS HE DID FOR US INTHE PAST, WE'RE GONNA
  • 00:33:03.938 --> 00:33:05.706
  • REACH FOR EVEN GREATERGIFTS IN THE FUTURE
  • 00:33:05.807 --> 00:33:07.442
  • BECAUSE GOD'S EAGER, HE'SMORE EAGER TO GIVE
  • 00:33:07.542 --> 00:33:09.410
  • THAN WE ARE TO PRAY.
  • 00:33:09.510 --> 00:33:10.945
  • - WELL, AND I THINK TOOIN THIS TOPIC OF GOD
  • 00:33:11.045 --> 00:33:14.248
  • BLESSING US, I THINK THATTHERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT
  • 00:33:14.348 --> 00:33:17.885
  • THANKSGIVING THAT SEEMSTO JUST OPEN UP, LIKE
  • 00:33:17.985 --> 00:33:21.756
  • GRATITUDE IS A MAGNET FORMIRACLES. RIGHT?
  • 00:33:21.856 --> 00:33:24.325
  • THERE'S SOMETHING THATWHEN WE'RE THANKFUL,
  • 00:33:24.425 --> 00:33:27.361
  • JUST LIKE THE WHOLE WORLDOPENS UP FOR US.
  • 00:33:27.462 --> 00:33:30.231
  • I WAS THINKING OF THIS ONETIME MY NEPHEW, CALEB, I
  • 00:33:30.331 --> 00:33:35.136
  • GAVE HIM-- HIS BIRTHDAYIS ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, AND
  • 00:33:35.236 --> 00:33:38.673
  • SO I GAVE HIM, I THINKIT WAS LIKE FIVE BUCKS
  • 00:33:38.773 --> 00:33:42.143
  • BECAUSE HIS PARENTSWANTED, THEY SAID HE
  • 00:33:42.243 --> 00:33:44.112
  • WANTED CASH ON HISBIRTHDAY ONE YEAR.
  • 00:33:44.212 --> 00:33:45.847
  • AND HE WAS LIKE "UNCLEBOBBY, THANK YOU!
  • 00:33:45.947 --> 00:33:48.649
  • OH, THANK YOU SO MUCH!IT'S SO AWESOME!"
  • 00:33:48.749 --> 00:33:51.219
  • SO THE NEXT YEAR WHEN ISAW, I COULDN'T WAIT,
  • 00:33:51.319 --> 00:33:53.588
  • AND THIS TIME I WASGIVING HIM 20 BUCKS.
  • 00:33:53.688 --> 00:33:55.523
  • AND HE WAS LIKE PLAYINGVIDEO GAMES, AND I WALKED
  • 00:33:55.623 --> 00:33:58.893
  • OVER, WAS LIKE CALEBWHAT'S UP? HE'S LIKE
  • 00:33:58.993 --> 00:34:00.294
  • HEY UNCLE BOBBY.PLAYING VIDEO GAMES.
  • 00:34:00.394 --> 00:34:02.563
  • I WAS LIKE HERE YOU GOMAN, HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
  • 00:34:02.663 --> 00:34:04.198
  • TWENTY BUCKS!
  • 00:34:04.298 --> 00:34:05.433
  • AND HE WAS LIKE CHEWINGSOMETHING, LIKE,
  • 00:34:05.533 --> 00:34:07.201
  • PUT IT IN HIS POCKET,GOES THANKS.
  • 00:34:07.301 --> 00:34:10.037
  • BACK TO HIS THING.AND I WAS SO LIKE--
  • 00:34:10.138 --> 00:34:12.974
  • - YEAH!
  • 00:34:13.074 --> 00:34:14.242
  • - THAT'S IT, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:34:14.342 --> 00:34:15.810
  • AND IT WAS SO FUNNY BECAUSEHE LATER, HE CARED.
  • 00:34:15.910 --> 00:34:19.280
  • HE'S THE SWEETESTCOOLEST KID.
  • 00:34:19.380 --> 00:34:21.349
  • HE'S ONE OF MY FAVORITES.
  • 00:34:21.449 --> 00:34:22.850
  • - YOU CAN'T INTERRUPTTEENAGERS AT VIDEO GAMES.
  • 00:34:22.950 --> 00:34:24.652
  • - BUT ISN'T IT FUNNY HOWFOR ME, I WAS SO EXCITED
  • 00:34:24.752 --> 00:34:27.488
  • THE SECOND TIME TO GIVEHIM MORE BECAUSE THE
  • 00:34:27.588 --> 00:34:30.324
  • FIRST TIME HEWAS SO THANKFUL.
  • 00:34:30.424 --> 00:34:33.227
  • AND I THINK THERE ISSOMETHING ABOUT JUST LIKE
  • 00:34:33.327 --> 00:34:36.297
  • WHEN WE GET SO EXCITEDWHEN WHERE WE LEARN--
  • 00:34:36.397 --> 00:34:39.467
  • - THE FATHER IS STOKED.
  • 00:34:39.567 --> 00:34:41.202
  • - WHEN WE GET STOKED,THE FATHER GETS STOKED.
  • 00:34:41.302 --> 00:34:43.504
  • THAT'S A VERY CALIFORNIAWAY OF SAYING IT BUT
  • 00:34:43.604 --> 00:34:45.106
  • YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:34:45.206 --> 00:34:46.474
  • WHEN WE GET EXCITED ABOUT--I THINK GOD'S A PERSON.
  • 00:34:46.574 --> 00:34:49.877
  • - YEAH. HE IS.
  • 00:34:49.977 --> 00:34:51.245
  • - AND IT'S LIKE IFWE'RE EXCITED,
  • 00:34:51.345 --> 00:34:53.915
  • HE'S GONNA GET EXCITED.
  • 00:34:54.015 --> 00:34:55.249
  • - AND YOU KNOW THERE'STHIS BEAUTIFUL LATIN
  • 00:34:55.349 --> 00:34:57.218
  • PHRASE, CORUM DEO,THAT THEOLOGIANS USE AND
  • 00:34:57.318 --> 00:34:59.987
  • IT MEANS IN THEFACE OF GOD.
  • 00:35:00.087 --> 00:35:02.323
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS THATTHIS IS THE IRONIC BLESSING.
  • 00:35:02.423 --> 00:35:05.927
  • MAY THE LORD MAKE HISFACE TO SHINE UPON YOU.
  • 00:35:06.027 --> 00:35:08.563
  • SO THAT'S LITERALLY MEANINGMAY HE SMILE ON YOU.
  • 00:35:08.663 --> 00:35:11.966
  • HAVE YOU EVER SAID OH,THAT PERSON, THEIR SMILE
  • 00:35:12.066 --> 00:35:14.368
  • LIGHTS UP THE ROOM.
  • 00:35:14.468 --> 00:35:16.370
  • OR THEY HAVE ABEAMING SMILE.
  • 00:35:16.470 --> 00:35:18.372
  • THAT'S HOW GOD IS.
  • 00:35:18.472 --> 00:35:19.674
  • HE'S GOT SUCHA BIG SMILE.
  • 00:35:19.774 --> 00:35:21.309
  • HE'S BEAMING TOWARD US.
  • 00:35:21.409 --> 00:35:22.743
  • WHEN WE WALK CORUM DEO,IN THE LIGHT OF HIS
  • 00:35:22.843 --> 00:35:25.046
  • COUNTENANCE, WE'REGONNA WANT TO MAKE
  • 00:35:25.146 --> 00:35:26.614
  • THAT SMILE EVEN BIGGER.
  • 00:35:26.714 --> 00:35:28.282
  • AND THE MORE GOD GETSSTOKED ABOUT HOW THANKFUL
  • 00:35:28.382 --> 00:35:31.552
  • WE ARE AND HOW PSYCHED WEARE ABOUT THE GIFTS THAT
  • 00:35:31.652 --> 00:35:33.888
  • HE GAVE, THEN IT'SSORT OF SYMBIOTIC AND
  • 00:35:33.988 --> 00:35:36.090
  • SYNCHRONISTIC ANDCOMPOUNDS UPON ITSELF.
  • 00:35:36.190 --> 00:35:38.092
  • AND GOD JUT WANTS TO KEEPGIVING BECAUSE HE WOULD
  • 00:35:38.192 --> 00:35:40.127
  • ANYWAY, APART FROM OURWORKS, BUT HOW MUCH MORE
  • 00:35:40.228 --> 00:35:42.763
  • JOYFUL WOULD THAT MAKETHE FATHER'S HEART.
  • 00:35:42.863 --> 00:35:44.265
  • AND THAT'S WHY ONTHE CONTRARY LIKE
  • 00:35:44.365 --> 00:35:46.601
  • DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSEDIDEA, PAUL SAYS IN
  • 00:35:46.701 --> 00:35:49.103
  • EPHESIANS, DON'T GRIEVETHE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:35:49.203 --> 00:35:51.505
  • AND I THINK A LOT OFPEOPLE TREAT THE HOLY
  • 00:35:51.606 --> 00:35:53.274
  • SPIRIT AS SORT OF ACOSMIC FORCE SIMILAR TO
  • 00:35:53.374 --> 00:35:56.310
  • LIKE THE LIGHT AND DARKSIDE OF STAR WARS, BUT
  • 00:35:56.410 --> 00:35:59.146
  • PAUL WAS CLEARLY SAYINGTHE HOLY SPIRIT CAN GET
  • 00:35:59.247 --> 00:36:01.315
  • SAD. THE HOLYSPIRIT CAN GET SAD.
  • 00:36:01.415 --> 00:36:03.718
  • SO I THINK REALIZING THATWE'RE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF
  • 00:36:03.818 --> 00:36:07.355
  • GOD. GOD HAS EMOTIONSLIKE WE DO.
  • 00:36:07.455 --> 00:36:09.890
  • NOW HE'S IN COMPLETECONTROL OF THEM, BUT
  • 00:36:09.991 --> 00:36:11.859
  • REALIZING THAT WILL MAKEUS WANT TO BE SENSITIVE
  • 00:36:11.959 --> 00:36:14.929
  • TO GOD AND WANT TOSHOW HIM THANKFULNESS.
  • 00:36:15.029 --> 00:36:18.399
  • HE'S ALWAYS STRONG, BUTWE LOVE HIM SO MUCH
  • 00:36:18.499 --> 00:36:20.668
  • BECAUSE HE LOVED USFIRST, WE'RE GONNA WANT
  • 00:36:20.768 --> 00:36:21.969
  • TO MAKE THATSMILE BIGGER.
  • 00:36:22.069 --> 00:36:23.404
  • - IN YOUR LAST VIDEOTHAT WE HAD, YOU TALKED
  • 00:36:23.504 --> 00:36:25.339
  • ABOUT THE TEN LEPERS.
  • 00:36:25.439 --> 00:36:27.508
  • AND THERE'S THIS VIEWI HAVE WHERE I PART
  • 00:36:27.608 --> 00:36:30.044
  • FROM MOST MINISTERS.
  • 00:36:30.144 --> 00:36:32.280
  • SO I'VE HEARD GREAT MENAND WOMEN OF GOD WHO ARE
  • 00:36:32.380 --> 00:36:35.249
  • MUCH SMARTER THAN I AMSAY THIS A LOT,
  • 00:36:35.349 --> 00:36:37.918
  • AND I DISAGREE. I'MPROBABLY WRONG.
  • 00:36:38.019 --> 00:36:40.755
  • BUT THIS IDEA OF EXPECTATION,THAT WE OUGHT TO HAVE
  • 00:36:40.855 --> 00:36:44.025
  • EXPECTATION. EXPECTATIONSOR EXPECTATION OF GOD
  • 00:36:44.125 --> 00:36:47.528
  • I THINK IS ACTUALLY WRONG.
  • 00:36:47.628 --> 00:36:49.063
  • I THINK THAT'S A BIGMISTAKE BECAUSE UM, I
  • 00:36:49.163 --> 00:36:53.000
  • THINK IT'S GOOD TO EXPECTTHAT GOOD THINGS ARE
  • 00:36:53.100 --> 00:36:55.836
  • COMING, BUT TO EXPECT ASPECIFIC THING, I DON'T--
  • 00:36:55.936 --> 00:37:00.074
  • THIS IS JUSTBOBBY TALKING, RIGHT?
  • 00:37:00.174 --> 00:37:01.709
  • I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'STHE BEST THING.
  • 00:37:01.809 --> 00:37:04.912
  • I THINK GRATITUDE ISOPPOSED TO EXPECTATION.
  • 00:37:05.012 --> 00:37:08.416
  • SO WHEN WE'RE REALLYTHANKFUL, WE'RE NOT
  • 00:37:08.516 --> 00:37:10.951
  • THINKING ABOUT SOMETHINGWE NEED TO GET THAT WE
  • 00:37:11.052 --> 00:37:13.321
  • DON'T HAVE, AND WE'RE NOTFOCUSED ON WHAT WE'VE
  • 00:37:13.421 --> 00:37:16.857
  • LOST, WE'RE FOCUSED ONWHAT WE HAVE, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:37:16.957 --> 00:37:19.927
  • AND WE'RE LOOKING AT WHAT WEHAVE AND BEING GRATEFUL.
  • 00:37:20.027 --> 00:37:21.929
  • SOMETIMES I THINK THATTHERE'S A THIN LINE
  • 00:37:22.029 --> 00:37:24.332
  • BETWEEN EXPECTATION ANDENTITLEMENT WHICH I THINK
  • 00:37:24.432 --> 00:37:27.134
  • REALLY SHRINKS THE SOUL.
  • 00:37:27.234 --> 00:37:28.769
  • AND IN THAT STORY YOU'RETALKING ABOUT, ONE THING
  • 00:37:28.869 --> 00:37:31.272
  • THAT A LOT OF PEOPLEFORGET TO TALK ABOUT IS
  • 00:37:31.372 --> 00:37:33.874
  • THAT THOSE TEN LEPERSARE SAMARITANS.
  • 00:37:33.974 --> 00:37:35.643
  • - YES.
  • 00:37:35.743 --> 00:37:36.811
  • - SO SAMARITANS ANDJEWS HATED EACH OTHER.
  • 00:37:36.911 --> 00:37:39.447
  • I MEAN, IT WAS--
  • 00:37:39.547 --> 00:37:40.848
  • - DANGEROUS.
  • 00:37:40.948 --> 00:37:42.383
  • - YEAH, YOU COULDN'T-- INJESUS' DAY YOU COULDN'T,
  • 00:37:42.483 --> 00:37:44.852
  • IF YOU WERE A JEW, YOUCOULDN'T GO THROUGH
  • 00:37:44.952 --> 00:37:45.986
  • SAMARIA OR VICE VERSAWITHOUT GETTING BEAT UP.
  • 00:37:46.087 --> 00:37:49.423
  • - CAN I INTERJECTSOMETHING REAL QUICK,
  • 00:37:49.523 --> 00:37:50.825
  • AND I WANT YOU TO KEEPGOING, BUT IT NEVER SAYS,
  • 00:37:50.925 --> 00:37:53.127
  • YOU'RE GONNA LIKE THIS.
  • 00:37:53.227 --> 00:37:54.228
  • IT NEVER SAYS THEDISCIPLES WERE AMAZED
  • 00:37:54.328 --> 00:37:55.730
  • THAT JESUS WALKED ONWATER, THAT HE FED 5.000
  • 00:37:55.830 --> 00:37:58.132
  • PEOPLE WITH THELUNCHABLE, OR THAT HE
  • 00:37:58.232 --> 00:37:59.600
  • ROSE FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:37:59.700 --> 00:38:01.001
  • IT SAYS THAT THEY WEREAMAZED THAT HE SPOKE TO
  • 00:38:01.102 --> 00:38:03.070
  • A WOMAN BECAUSE SHEWAS SAMARITAN.
  • 00:38:03.170 --> 00:38:05.873
  • THAT'S HOW CRAZY IT WAS.THE ONLY TIME THEY
  • 00:38:05.973 --> 00:38:09.110
  • WERE AMAZED WAS WHEN HESPOKE TO A SAMARITAN.
  • 00:38:09.210 --> 00:38:11.212
  • - THE SAMARITANS IN THEJEWISH MIND IN THE FIRST
  • 00:38:11.312 --> 00:38:13.547
  • CENTURY, ESPECIALLY DURINGPHARISAICAL JUDAISM, IT JUST,
  • 00:38:13.647 --> 00:38:16.183
  • THE SAMARITANS WERE SLIME.THEY WERE ENEMIES.
  • 00:38:16.283 --> 00:38:19.653
  • THEY HATED EACH OTHER.
  • 00:38:19.754 --> 00:38:20.921
  • AND THEY WERE LIKE, KINDOF LIKE HALF-BROTHERS
  • 00:38:21.021 --> 00:38:23.758
  • BECAUSE THE SAMARITANSARE HALF JEWISH.
  • 00:38:23.858 --> 00:38:25.359
  • - BECAUSE THEY WEREN'TASSYRIAN, YEAH.
  • 00:38:25.459 --> 00:38:26.994
  • - BUT THE FUNNY THING ISLIKE JESUS SAYS TO THEM,
  • 00:38:27.094 --> 00:38:29.029
  • I WANT YOU TO GO TO THETEMPLE IN JERUSALEM,
  • 00:38:29.130 --> 00:38:31.465
  • NOT THE TEMPLE IN SAMARIA,AND SHOW THEM.
  • 00:38:31.565 --> 00:38:34.568
  • SO I THINK, I THINK THATIT WAS, THAT THE OTHER
  • 00:38:34.668 --> 00:38:38.873
  • GUYS, I THINK THE OTHERLEPERS WERE JEWISH, BUT
  • 00:38:38.973 --> 00:38:42.376
  • THE GUY THAT THEY SENT CAMEBACK WAS A SAMARITAN.
  • 00:38:42.476 --> 00:38:44.712
  • SO FOR THE...
  • 00:38:44.812 --> 00:38:46.313
  • - WOW!
  • 00:38:46.414 --> 00:38:47.348
  • - SO THE NINETHAT WENT...
  • 00:38:47.448 --> 00:38:48.516
  • - SO IT DOESN'T SAY THE OTHERNINE WERE SAMARITAN?
  • 00:38:48.616 --> 00:38:50.117
  • - IF I REMEMBER, NO.
  • 00:38:50.217 --> 00:38:51.385
  • - WOW, I JUST ALWAYSPICTURED THEM ALL.
  • 00:38:51.485 --> 00:38:52.887
  • THAT'S INTERESTING.
  • 00:38:52.987 --> 00:38:54.021
  • - NO, IT WAS NINE JEWISHLEPERS AND ONE SAMARITAN
  • 00:38:54.121 --> 00:38:56.190
  • LEPER BECAUSE IF YOU'RE IN ALEPER COLONY, WHO CARES.
  • 00:38:56.290 --> 00:38:58.325
  • SO THEY'RE ALL WALKING.
  • 00:38:58.426 --> 00:39:00.060
  • I HAVE TO READ IT AGAIN,BUT I'M PRETTY SURE IT
  • 00:39:00.161 --> 00:39:01.429
  • SAID THAT THEY ALL GOTO THE JEWISH TEMPLE.
  • 00:39:01.529 --> 00:39:04.365
  • AND I THINK THE NINEEXPECT THAT THEY'RE
  • 00:39:04.465 --> 00:39:06.901
  • GONNA GET HEALED.
  • 00:39:07.001 --> 00:39:08.102
  • THEY'RE LIKE YEAH, WE'REGONNA GO TO THE PRIEST,
  • 00:39:08.202 --> 00:39:09.804
  • WE'RE GONNA GO TO THISGREAT RABBI, WE'RE GONNA
  • 00:39:09.904 --> 00:39:12.506
  • GET HEALED, AND THAT'SGONNA BE GREAT!
  • 00:39:12.606 --> 00:39:14.909
  • BUT THE SAMARITAN, ITHINK HE'S THINKING LIKE
  • 00:39:15.009 --> 00:39:17.044
  • I DON'T KNOW IF HE KNOWSTHAT I'M A SAMARITAN.
  • 00:39:17.144 --> 00:39:21.549
  • I THINK HE'S KINDOF FAKING IT.
  • 00:39:21.649 --> 00:39:23.117
  • I THINK HE'S LIKE FAKEIT TILL YOU MAKE IT.
  • 00:39:23.217 --> 00:39:24.552
  • - A HUNDRED PERCENT.
  • 00:39:24.652 --> 00:39:25.753
  • - HE SAID IT, I'MGONNA DO IT.
  • 00:39:25.853 --> 00:39:28.522
  • I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO GOINTO JUDAH, I'M NOT
  • 00:39:28.622 --> 00:39:31.192
  • SUPPOSED TO GO INTOJERUSALEM AT ALL.
  • 00:39:31.292 --> 00:39:32.960
  • I MIGHT GET MURDERED.
  • 00:39:33.060 --> 00:39:34.495
  • NOT ONLY THAT, I'M GONNA GOTO THE HEART OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:39:34.595 --> 00:39:36.997
  • I'M GONNA SHOW MYSELF TOA PRIEST AS A SAMARITAN.
  • 00:39:37.097 --> 00:39:40.201
  • - BECAUSE THEY WERE PUBLICHEALTH OFFICIALS BACK THEN.
  • 00:39:40.301 --> 00:39:41.869
  • - THEY WERE. THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:39:41.969 --> 00:39:43.437
  • AND SO HE SHOWS HIMSELFTO THE PRIEST, HE'S
  • 00:39:43.537 --> 00:39:45.439
  • HEALED, AND HE'S THE ONEGUY THAT COMES BACK.
  • 00:39:45.539 --> 00:39:48.242
  • HE FREAKS OUT.
  • 00:39:48.342 --> 00:39:49.376
  • I THINK SO MUCH OF THATIS ABOUT BEING SAMARITAN,
  • 00:39:49.477 --> 00:39:51.479
  • ABOUT KIND OF LIKETHINKING IT'S PROBABLY
  • 00:39:51.579 --> 00:39:54.248
  • NOT GONNA WORK BUT I'LLJUST TRY IT ANYWAY.
  • 00:39:54.348 --> 00:39:56.517
  • AND I THINK SO MUCH OF LIFE,SO MUCH BEING THANKFUL
  • 00:39:56.617 --> 00:40:00.054
  • IN LIFE TO ME IS A LOTOF THOSE BIG SURPRISES.
  • 00:40:00.154 --> 00:40:03.958
  • IT'S NOT BEING LIKE, IT'SLIKE ONE ASSUMING THAT
  • 00:40:04.058 --> 00:40:06.694
  • WHATEVER I CAN DREAMUP, GOD CAN DREAM UP
  • 00:40:06.794 --> 00:40:08.496
  • SOMETHINGBIGGER, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:40:08.596 --> 00:40:10.331
  • AND KIND OF BEING LIKEGOD, I BELIEVE GOOD IS
  • 00:40:10.431 --> 00:40:13.701
  • COMING IN MY LIFE, BUTI'M NOT GONNA DWELL ON
  • 00:40:13.801 --> 00:40:15.870
  • WHAT THAT THINGHAS TO BE.
  • 00:40:15.970 --> 00:40:18.072
  • WE GET REALLY STUCK, IT'SSO EASY TO GET STUCK ON I
  • 00:40:18.172 --> 00:40:20.774
  • NEED A SPOUSE, OR I NEEDTO HAVE KIDS, OR I NEED
  • 00:40:20.875 --> 00:40:23.978
  • THIS SPECIFIC JOB, OR INEED THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY
  • 00:40:24.078 --> 00:40:26.113
  • OR LIVE IN THIS PLACE.
  • 00:40:26.213 --> 00:40:27.681
  • AND I THINK A LOT OFPEOPLE ARE BEING TAUGHT
  • 00:40:27.781 --> 00:40:29.950
  • TO EXPECT THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:40:30.050 --> 00:40:31.986
  • IT'S GOOD TO WORK TOWARDSTHEM AND HAVE THOSE
  • 00:40:32.086 --> 00:40:33.621
  • GOALS, BUT YOU'VE GOTTO BE CAREFUL BECAUSE
  • 00:40:33.721 --> 00:40:35.789
  • SOMETIMES IT ERODESTHANKFULNESS.
  • 00:40:35.890 --> 00:40:37.558
  • - AND YOU KNOW,THANKFULNESS IS
  • 00:40:37.658 --> 00:40:39.293
  • ACCESSIBLE TO ALL OF USIF WE HAVE EYES TO SEE
  • 00:40:39.393 --> 00:40:42.329
  • AND EARS TO HEAR. YOUKNOW IT'S INTERESTING
  • 00:40:42.429 --> 00:40:44.865
  • IS JESUS WOULDCONSTANTLY SAY THAT.
  • 00:40:44.965 --> 00:40:46.934
  • HE WHO HAS EARS TOHEAR, LET HIM HEAR.
  • 00:40:47.034 --> 00:40:49.436
  • AND ONCE YOU SEE,YOU CAN'T UNSEE.
  • 00:40:49.537 --> 00:40:52.239
  • AND THIS HAPPENEDTO ME THE OTHER DAY.
  • 00:40:52.339 --> 00:40:53.874
  • I WASN'T PLANNING TOSHARE THIS STORY, BUT YOU
  • 00:40:53.974 --> 00:40:56.877
  • KNOW THE BIBLE SAYS THEWHOLE EARTH IS FILLED
  • 00:40:56.977 --> 00:40:59.046
  • WITH GOD'S GLORY, ANDROMANS TEACHES THAT.
  • 00:40:59.146 --> 00:41:02.550
  • PEOPLE ARE WITHOUT ANEXCUSE IF THEY SAY
  • 00:41:02.650 --> 00:41:04.084
  • THERE'S NO GOD BECAUSECREATION ITSELF
  • 00:41:04.184 --> 00:41:06.053
  • TESTIFIES OF A CREATOR.
  • 00:41:06.153 --> 00:41:08.088
  • IT'S NOT JUST ANARBITRARY CAPRICIOUS
  • 00:41:08.188 --> 00:41:10.024
  • RANDOM BYPRODUCT OFFORTUITOUS EVENTS.
  • 00:41:10.124 --> 00:41:12.526
  • NO, IT HAS GOD'SFINGERPRINTS ALL OVER IT.
  • 00:41:12.626 --> 00:41:15.362
  • SO THE OTHER DAY I JUMPEDOFF THIS ROCK INTO THE
  • 00:41:15.462 --> 00:41:17.965
  • RIVER BECAUSE YOU KNOWI LIKE TO ADVENTURE.
  • 00:41:18.065 --> 00:41:19.667
  • - IT'S A CLASSICBEN THING TO DO.
  • 00:41:19.767 --> 00:41:21.001
  • - YEAH, I FINISHEDSTUDYING, SO I'M LIKE
  • 00:41:21.101 --> 00:41:23.470
  • I'M GONNA JUMP OFF THISROCK INTO THE RIVER.
  • 00:41:23.571 --> 00:41:25.573
  • AND I CLIMBED BACK UP THEROCK AFTER I JUMPED IN
  • 00:41:25.673 --> 00:41:28.576
  • AND I SAW THISDOG FLOATING.
  • 00:41:28.676 --> 00:41:31.078
  • WELL, ACTUALLY ITHOUGHT IT WAS A LOG.
  • 00:41:31.178 --> 00:41:32.479
  • I SAW THIS LOG FLOATINGDOWN THE RIVER.
  • 00:41:32.580 --> 00:41:34.348
  • AND THEN I REALIZED THATIT WAS AN ANIMATED LOG,
  • 00:41:34.448 --> 00:41:36.383
  • SO I'M LIKE THAT'S A DOG,THAT'S A DOG AND IT
  • 00:41:36.483 --> 00:41:38.552
  • WAS FLOATING TOWARDME DOWN THE RIVER.
  • 00:41:38.652 --> 00:41:40.554
  • AND THEN I REALIZEDTHE DOG HAD A FIN,
  • 00:41:40.654 --> 00:41:43.657
  • AND I'M LIKE THAT'S ARIVER OTTER!
  • 00:41:43.757 --> 00:41:45.626
  • SO I'D NEVER SEEN A RIVEROTTER IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.
  • 00:41:45.726 --> 00:41:47.895
  • SO IT WAS THE RIVER OTTERWAS FLOATING NEXT TO ME
  • 00:41:47.995 --> 00:41:51.332
  • AND I JUST STARTEDFREAKING OUT.
  • 00:41:51.432 --> 00:41:53.701
  • LIKE, I'M LIKE THIS IS--- IN A GOOD WAY OR?
  • 00:41:53.801 --> 00:41:55.803
  • - NO IN A GOOD WAY, I'M LIKETHIS IS THE SICKEST THING
  • 00:41:55.903 --> 00:41:57.738
  • EVER. THIS IS SO COOL,A RIVER OTTER!
  • 00:41:57.838 --> 00:42:00.040
  • THERE IS THIS BOOK TITLETHAT I THINK IS SO GOOD.
  • 00:42:00.140 --> 00:42:02.543
  • THE ONLY WAY TO SEE ISTO FORGET THE NAME OF
  • 00:42:02.643 --> 00:42:04.945
  • THE THING YOU SEE.
  • 00:42:05.045 --> 00:42:06.380
  • SO I WANT TO EXPLAINTHIS, WHAT I MEAN.
  • 00:42:06.480 --> 00:42:08.415
  • - ONLY WAY TOSEE IS TO FORGET.
  • 00:42:08.515 --> 00:42:10.784
  • - THE ONLY WAY TOPROPERLY SEE, TO TRULY
  • 00:42:10.884 --> 00:42:12.486
  • SEE IS TO FORGET THE NAMEOF THE THING YOU SEE.
  • 00:42:12.586 --> 00:42:14.922
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE,ACCORDING TO ZOOLOGICAL,
  • 00:42:15.022 --> 00:42:18.325
  • ICHTHYOLOGICAL TAXONOMYWOULD SAY WELL THAT'S A
  • 00:42:18.425 --> 00:42:21.228
  • RIVER OTTER, AND THEY'DSAY THE GENUS OR WHATEVER.
  • 00:42:21.328 --> 00:42:23.831
  • BUT IF YOU DIDN'T KNOWTHE NAME OF THAT, IT'S
  • 00:42:23.931 --> 00:42:26.400
  • LIKE A MER-DOG TO ME,IT'S LIKE A MERMAID DOG.
  • 00:42:26.500 --> 00:42:28.869
  • IT'S A RIVER OTTERFLOATING DOWN THE RIVER.
  • 00:42:28.969 --> 00:42:30.437
  • AND ACTUALLY...
  • 00:42:30.537 --> 00:42:31.705
  • - I'VE GOT TO SEE APICTURE OF THIS THING.
  • 00:42:31.805 --> 00:42:33.073
  • - THIS REALLY IMPACTEDMY WALK WITH GOD ACTUALLY
  • 00:42:33.173 --> 00:42:34.775
  • AND MY PRAYER TIMEBECAUSE IT'S SO
  • 00:42:34.875 --> 00:42:36.510
  • EASY TO GET JADED.
  • 00:42:36.610 --> 00:42:38.145
  • YOU READ ABOUT WHAT'SHAPPENING POLITICALLY,
  • 00:42:38.245 --> 00:42:40.114
  • YOU SEE WE'VE HAD MOREHURRICANES IN 2020 THAN
  • 00:42:40.214 --> 00:42:42.583
  • WE COULD HAVEEVEN IMAGINED.
  • 00:42:42.683 --> 00:42:44.685
  • WE'VE HAD 36 WILD FIRESRAGING THROUGH OREGON.
  • 00:42:44.785 --> 00:42:46.887
  • WE GET SO JADED AS ACULTURE, AND I WANT TO
  • 00:42:46.987 --> 00:42:49.023
  • REAWAKEN PEOPLE TO WONDERAND TO SEE JOY AND TO
  • 00:42:49.123 --> 00:42:53.060
  • FLOURISH IN THANKFULNESS.
  • 00:42:53.160 --> 00:42:54.928
  • AND ONE OF THE WAYS YOUDO THIS IS JUST TO FORGET
  • 00:42:55.029 --> 00:42:57.464
  • THE LABELS OF THINGSLIKE OH, I'VE SEEN THAT
  • 00:42:57.564 --> 00:42:59.233
  • BEFORE, I SAW THAT ON THEINTERNET, THAT'S THIS NAME.
  • 00:42:59.333 --> 00:43:01.735
  • AND SEE IT WITH NEWEYES FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • 00:43:01.835 --> 00:43:03.904
  • BECAUSE WHATPSYCHOLOGISTS NOW TELL US
  • 00:43:04.004 --> 00:43:05.939
  • IS THAT LABELS SHAPECONSCIOUSNESS.
  • 00:43:06.040 --> 00:43:08.475
  • WE MAY HAVE TALKED ABOUT THISBEFORE BUT THE GREEKS
  • 00:43:08.575 --> 00:43:10.678
  • COULDN'T SEE BLUE,PSYCHOLOGISTS NOW BELIEVE.
  • 00:43:10.778 --> 00:43:13.681
  • - REALLY?
  • 00:43:13.781 --> 00:43:14.748
  • - THEY NEVER USEDTHE WORD BLUE.
  • 00:43:14.848 --> 00:43:16.850
  • THE ANCIENT GREEKS.
  • 00:43:16.950 --> 00:43:17.885
  • SO HOMER WROTE ABOUTTHE WINE DARK SEA.
  • 00:43:17.985 --> 00:43:20.220
  • AND SO PSYCHOLOGISTSACTUALLY BELIEVE THEY
  • 00:43:20.320 --> 00:43:23.257
  • COULDN'T SEE BLUE BECAUSETHEY DIDN'T HAVE A LABEL
  • 00:43:23.357 --> 00:43:25.092
  • FOR IT. AND THAT'S WHYLITTLE KIDS SUBCONSCIOUSLY
  • 00:43:25.192 --> 00:43:27.728
  • ARE ALWAYS SAYING WHAT'STHAT? WHAT'S THAT?
  • 00:43:27.828 --> 00:43:29.530
  • THEY HAVE BIG EYES.WHAT'S THAT?
  • 00:43:29.630 --> 00:43:31.432
  • - THEY PROBABLY COULD SEE ITIF THEY COULD LEARN OR.
  • 00:43:31.532 --> 00:43:34.568
  • - THEY COULDN'T SEE BLUE.
  • 00:43:34.668 --> 00:43:36.203
  • AND IF YOU LOOK UP THEDEFINITION OF COLOR IN
  • 00:43:36.303 --> 00:43:38.706
  • THE DICTIONARY, IT'S ASUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:43:38.806 --> 00:43:41.442
  • IT'S WILD. THERE'S NOOBJECTIVE EXISTENCE OF COLOR
  • 00:43:41.542 --> 00:43:43.510
  • BECAUSE OF THE ILLUSORYENERGY QUANTI PHOTONS
  • 00:43:43.610 --> 00:43:46.346
  • PLAYING ON OURPHOTO RECEPTORS
  • 00:43:46.447 --> 00:43:47.681
  • AND CORNEAL RETINA.
  • 00:43:47.781 --> 00:43:48.849
  • THERE'S A LONG SCIENTIFICTHING, BUT THEY COULDN'T
  • 00:43:48.949 --> 00:43:50.818
  • SEE BLUE, AND HERE'SWHERE I'M GOING WITH THAT.
  • 00:43:50.918 --> 00:43:52.653
  • IN CERTAIN POLYNESIANTRIBES, THEY DON'T
  • 00:43:52.753 --> 00:43:54.354
  • HAVE A WORD FOR GRIEF,SO WHEN SOMEONE DIES,
  • 00:43:54.455 --> 00:43:56.690
  • THEY SAY THEYEXPERIENCED FATIGUE.
  • 00:43:56.790 --> 00:43:58.792
  • AND SO YOUR LABELS AREACTUALLY SHAPING YOUR
  • 00:43:58.892 --> 00:44:03.030
  • CONSCIOUSNESS. THIS ISLIKE PSYCHOLOGY 101.
  • 00:44:03.130 --> 00:44:05.099
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:44:05.199 --> 00:44:06.300
  • - SO WHEN I FORGOT THENAME OF THIS RIVER OTTER
  • 00:44:06.400 --> 00:44:09.303
  • AND I JUST SAW THISMAGICAL MIRACULOUS
  • 00:44:09.403 --> 00:44:12.439
  • CREATURE FLOATING DOWNTHE RIVER, I'M LIKE GOD,
  • 00:44:12.539 --> 00:44:14.908
  • YOU'RE SO AMAZING!
  • 00:44:15.008 --> 00:44:16.376
  • AND YOU CAN JUST THANKGOD FOR THE RIVER OTTER.
  • 00:44:16.477 --> 00:44:18.812
  • YOU CAN THANK GOD FOREVERYTHING AROUND YOU.
  • 00:44:18.912 --> 00:44:20.748
  • IF YOU JUST FORGET YOURJADED LABELS AND YOU
  • 00:44:20.848 --> 00:44:23.550
  • START TO SEE GOD'S WONDERAND MIRACLES ALL AROUND
  • 00:44:23.650 --> 00:44:26.120
  • YOU. ALBERT EINSTEINSAID IT SO PERFECTLY.
  • 00:44:26.220 --> 00:44:28.622
  • HE SAID EITHER YOU GOTHROUGH LIFE BELIEVING
  • 00:44:28.722 --> 00:44:31.291
  • EVERYTHING'S A MIRACLEOR NOTHING'S A MIRACLE.
  • 00:44:31.391 --> 00:44:34.294
  • AND I WANT TO GO THROUGHLIFE SEEING EVERYTHING
  • 00:44:34.394 --> 00:44:36.463
  • AS A MIRACLE. A LIFEOF THANKFULNESS.
  • 00:44:36.563 --> 00:44:38.832
  • - IT IS WEIRD WHEN YOU THINKABOUT A MIRACLE, I MEAN
  • 00:44:38.932 --> 00:44:42.870
  • WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT AMIRACLE, LIKE IT'S LIKE
  • 00:44:42.970 --> 00:44:46.340
  • ONCE YOU LABEL IT, ITBECOMES LIKE A GREAT
  • 00:44:46.440 --> 00:44:48.342
  • EXAMPLE IS LIKETHE PLACEBO.
  • 00:44:48.442 --> 00:44:50.511
  • IF YOU'RE GONNA TEST AMEDICINE, A LOT OF THESE
  • 00:44:50.611 --> 00:44:52.980
  • MEDICINES 30 PERCENTOF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE
  • 00:44:53.080 --> 00:44:54.948
  • TAKING LIKE A SALT PILLOR SUGAR PILL, IT DOES
  • 00:44:55.048 --> 00:44:57.818
  • LITERALLY NOTHING, WILLGET BETTER JUST BECAUSE
  • 00:44:57.918 --> 00:45:00.354
  • THEY THINK THEY'REGETTING A TREATMENT.
  • 00:45:00.454 --> 00:45:02.523
  • SO THEY'RE LIKE OH, WELL,WE'LL JUST LABEL THAT
  • 00:45:02.623 --> 00:45:04.892
  • PLACEBO WHEN THEY SHOULDBE LIKE FREAKING OUT.
  • 00:45:04.992 --> 00:45:08.462
  • LIKE, THERE'S NOEXPLANATION FOR WHY.
  • 00:45:08.562 --> 00:45:11.465
  • - YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 00:45:11.565 --> 00:45:12.499
  • - THEY SHOULDBE FREAKING OUT.
  • 00:45:12.599 --> 00:45:13.734
  • - I KNOW.
  • 00:45:13.834 --> 00:45:14.968
  • - LIKE 30 PERCENT OFPEOPLE ARE JUST GONNA GET
  • 00:45:15.068 --> 00:45:16.703
  • BETTER JUST BECAUSE THEYBELIEVE THAT THEY'RE
  • 00:45:16.804 --> 00:45:18.472
  • GONNA GET BETTER.THAT'S CRAZY.
  • 00:45:18.572 --> 00:45:20.140
  • - LET IT BE DONEACCORDING TO YOUR FAITH.
  • 00:45:20.240 --> 00:45:22.709
  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS WOULDSAY, ACCORDING TO YOUR
  • 00:45:22.810 --> 00:45:24.244
  • FAITH. AND HERE'SWHAT I WANT TO SAY.
  • 00:45:24.344 --> 00:45:25.879
  • SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE OH,BEN, YOU HAVE SO MUCH
  • 00:45:25.979 --> 00:45:27.347
  • ENERGY, LIKE WHY DO YOUHAVE SO MUCH ENERGY?
  • 00:45:27.447 --> 00:45:29.416
  • THE WORD ENTHUSIASM COMESFROM THE WORD EN, WHICH
  • 00:45:29.516 --> 00:45:32.820
  • MEANS IN, AND THEOS,WHICH MEANS GOD.
  • 00:45:32.920 --> 00:45:35.322
  • WHEN YOU'RE IN GOD,YOU CAN'T HELP BUT BE
  • 00:45:35.422 --> 00:45:38.592
  • ENTHUSIASTIC. THAT'SWHAT I WANT TO DO IS,
  • 00:45:38.692 --> 00:45:41.795
  • HERE'S THE THING BOBBY.
  • 00:45:41.895 --> 00:45:43.597
  • WE HAVE ALL DONE THEPOST-MODERNIST, MOVE TO
  • 00:45:43.697 --> 00:45:47.134
  • BROOKLYN, ROLL YOUR EYESAND BECOMING CYNICS,
  • 00:45:47.234 --> 00:45:50.070
  • WINK AT THE CAMERASELF-REFERENCE, LIKE
  • 00:45:50.170 --> 00:45:51.872
  • DON'T TAKE R2 SERIOUSLY,NOTHING MATTERS, THIS IS
  • 00:45:51.972 --> 00:45:54.474
  • ALL ONE ONTOLOGICALEXISTENTIAL NAVAL GAZING
  • 00:45:54.575 --> 00:45:57.811
  • CIRCUITOUS NOTHINGNESS.
  • 00:45:57.911 --> 00:46:00.380
  • AND I'VE NEVER MET A KIDWHO SAYS WHEN I GROW UP,
  • 00:46:00.480 --> 00:46:02.749
  • I WANT TO BE A CYNIC.
  • 00:46:02.850 --> 00:46:04.284
  • - I LOVE THAT YOU CHOSEBROOKLYN BY THE WAY.
  • 00:46:04.384 --> 00:46:06.353
  • - WELL, IT'S LIKE NO KIDEVER SAYS I WANT TO GROW
  • 00:46:06.453 --> 00:46:08.755
  • UP TO BE A CYNIC. WE'VEALREADY DONE THAT.
  • 00:46:08.856 --> 00:46:11.158
  • THAT WAS THE 90S WAS LIKETHE PINNACLE OF THAT AS
  • 00:46:11.258 --> 00:46:13.861
  • WELL. THAT'S WHERE LIKE, IDON'T KNOW IF I CAN SAY
  • 00:46:13.961 --> 00:46:16.396
  • A CERTAIN TV SHOW ONHERE BUT A LOT OF
  • 00:46:16.496 --> 00:46:18.131
  • CYNICAL EVEN CARTOONS.
  • 00:46:18.232 --> 00:46:19.366
  • - TOTALLY, YEAH.
  • 00:46:19.466 --> 00:46:20.667
  • - AND SO THAT'S WHAT IWANT TO SAY IS LIKE JESUS
  • 00:46:20.767 --> 00:46:22.603
  • WAS ON TO SOMETHING WHENHE SAID IF YOU WANT TO
  • 00:46:22.703 --> 00:46:25.839
  • ENTER THE KINGDOM,BECOME AS A CHILD.
  • 00:46:25.939 --> 00:46:27.741
  • IF YOU GIVE A CHILD ALITTLE TOY THAT'S A
  • 00:46:27.841 --> 00:46:30.344
  • DOLLAR, THEY FREAK OUT.
  • 00:46:30.444 --> 00:46:32.079
  • THEY'RE THANKFUL.THEY'RE JOYOUS.
  • 00:46:32.179 --> 00:46:33.847
  • AND I THINK IF WE CAN GETTHIS CHILDLIKE WONDER
  • 00:46:33.947 --> 00:46:36.283
  • BACK, THEN WE'LL HAVEAN INTRODUCTION TO JOY.
  • 00:46:36.383 --> 00:46:39.486
  • - YEAH, BEN, YOU MODELTHAT SO WELL TOO.
  • 00:46:39.586 --> 00:46:41.622
  • AGAIN, BECAUSE I KNOWYOU'VE TALKED IN THE PAST
  • 00:46:41.722 --> 00:46:43.790
  • ABOUT YOUR STRUGGLES, IREALLY APPRECIATE HOW
  • 00:46:43.891 --> 00:46:47.461
  • YOU'RE REALLY MODELINGTO THE PEOPLE IN YOUR
  • 00:46:47.561 --> 00:46:49.596
  • CONGREGATION, ANDPEOPLE THAT FOLLOW YOUR
  • 00:46:49.696 --> 00:46:52.299
  • PROGRAM THAT EVEN THOUGHYOU MIGHT STRUGGLE WITH
  • 00:46:52.399 --> 00:46:54.801
  • DEPRESSIVE THINGS ANDSOME OF THESE THINGS, YOU
  • 00:46:54.902 --> 00:46:57.104
  • CAN, THAT GOD HAS A WAY,IF YOU'RE WILLING TO
  • 00:46:57.204 --> 00:46:59.373
  • RESPOND THAT GOD HAS AWAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
  • 00:46:59.473 --> 00:47:02.075
  • IN YOUR LIFE AND TO KINDOF HELP THOSE PEOPLE OUT.
  • 00:47:02.175 --> 00:47:05.045
  • WE'RE COMING TO AN END OFTHE SHOW, BUT BEFORE WE
  • 00:47:05.145 --> 00:47:08.081
  • GET TO THAT, I REALLY, ITHINK THERE IS, I JUST
  • 00:47:08.181 --> 00:47:11.151
  • BELIEVE THERE MIGHT BESOMEBODY WATCHING NOW WHO
  • 00:47:11.251 --> 00:47:13.387
  • HAS JUST MESSED UP THEIRLIFE, OR SOMEBODY WHO IS
  • 00:47:13.487 --> 00:47:17.024
  • IN A HOLE, AND SOMEBODYWHO'S SAYING I NEED THE
  • 00:47:17.124 --> 00:47:19.393
  • LORD. I NEED TO COMEBACK TO THE LORD.
  • 00:47:19.493 --> 00:47:23.030
  • AND I WOULD LOVE FOR YOUTO GIVE THAT PERSON AN
  • 00:47:23.130 --> 00:47:25.866
  • OPPORTUNITY NOW TORECEIVE CHRIST AND COME
  • 00:47:25.966 --> 00:47:29.236
  • BACK TO HIM. WOULDYOU DO THAT?
  • 00:47:29.336 --> 00:47:31.004
  • - YEAH, THE BIBLE SAYSWE ARE SAVED BY GRACE
  • 00:47:31.104 --> 00:47:33.640
  • THROUGH FAITH. BYGRACE THROUGH FAITH.
  • 00:47:33.740 --> 00:47:36.343
  • THAT'S EPHESIANS.
  • 00:47:36.443 --> 00:47:37.644
  • ROMANS SAYS WEARE SAVED IN HOPE.
  • 00:47:37.744 --> 00:47:40.514
  • SO WE'RE SAVED BY GRACETHROUGH FAITH IN HOPE.
  • 00:47:40.614 --> 00:47:44.117
  • THE MESSAGE OF THEUNIVERSE IS NOT THAT THE
  • 00:47:44.217 --> 00:47:46.553
  • MESSIAH WAS CRUCIFIED ANDTHAT'S THE END OF THE STORY.
  • 00:47:46.653 --> 00:47:49.156
  • NO. HE WENT THROUGH FRIDAYAND GOT TO SUNDAY.
  • 00:47:49.256 --> 00:47:51.925
  • THE MESSAGE OF THE COSMOSIS THERE IS AN EMPTY TOMB.
  • 00:47:52.025 --> 00:47:55.395
  • JESUS SAID IF YOU BELIEVEON HIM WHO HAS SENT ME,
  • 00:47:55.495 --> 00:47:58.465
  • YOU WILL PASS FROM DEATHINTO LIFE OR ACTUALLY
  • 00:47:58.565 --> 00:48:00.867
  • PAST TENSE. YOU HAVE PASSEDFROM DEATH INTO LIFE.
  • 00:48:00.968 --> 00:48:04.037
  • ETERNAL LIFE CANBEGIN RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:48:04.137 --> 00:48:06.106
  • WHAT I THINK IS SOFASCINATING IS JESUS SAID
  • 00:48:06.206 --> 00:48:08.208
  • IN JOHN 10 THAT HE HASCOME TO GIVE LIFE
  • 00:48:08.308 --> 00:48:11.378
  • AND THAT MORE ABUNDANTLY.
  • 00:48:11.478 --> 00:48:12.679
  • THE WORD LIFEIN GREEK IS ZOE.
  • 00:48:12.779 --> 00:48:14.614
  • IT'S NOT BIOS, JUSTBIOLOGICALLY YOUR HEART'S
  • 00:48:14.715 --> 00:48:16.516
  • BEATING. NO, IT'S ZOE.
  • 00:48:16.616 --> 00:48:18.318
  • IT'S AN OVER AND ABOVEKIND OF FLOURISHING LIFE.
  • 00:48:18.418 --> 00:48:20.921
  • NOT ONLY LIFE HERE BUTETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:48:21.021 --> 00:48:23.256
  • AND I'M SO THANKFUL THATWE ARE SAVED BY GRACE
  • 00:48:23.357 --> 00:48:25.559
  • THROUGH FAITH IN HOPE.
  • 00:48:25.659 --> 00:48:27.294
  • SO I WANT TO ENCOURAGEYOU TO PUT YOUR FAITH IN
  • 00:48:27.394 --> 00:48:29.029
  • HIM, TO BELIEVE IN HIM.
  • 00:48:29.129 --> 00:48:30.597
  • AND NOT ONLY DOES HE GIVEUS SALVATION AND LOVE AND
  • 00:48:30.697 --> 00:48:33.600
  • HOPE, BUT EVEN HEGIVES US A NEW LABEL.
  • 00:48:33.700 --> 00:48:36.103
  • IN THE BOOK OFREVELATION, NOT ONLY DOES
  • 00:48:36.203 --> 00:48:37.838
  • JOHN SAY IN THE GOSPELTHAT WE CAN BE BORN
  • 00:48:37.938 --> 00:48:41.141
  • AGAIN, BUT IT ALSO SAYSIN REVELATION WHEN JOHN
  • 00:48:41.241 --> 00:48:43.710
  • WROTE REVELATION THAT TOHIM WHO OVERCOMES, JESUS
  • 00:48:43.810 --> 00:48:46.413
  • WILL GIVE A BOWL OFHIDDEN MANNA AND A WHITE
  • 00:48:46.513 --> 00:48:48.648
  • STONE WITH A NEW NAMETHAT ONLY THE RECEIVER
  • 00:48:48.749 --> 00:48:51.184
  • WILL KNOW. SO GOD CANGIVE YOU A NEW LABEL.
  • 00:48:51.284 --> 00:48:54.688
  • LIKE, IF YOU HAVE MESSEDUP YOUR REPUTATION, IF
  • 00:48:54.788 --> 00:48:56.757
  • YOU MESSED UP YOUR NAME,MESSED UP YOUR LIFE, I
  • 00:48:56.857 --> 00:48:58.992
  • HAVE GOOD NEWS, YOU PUTYOUR FAITH IN THE LORD
  • 00:48:59.092 --> 00:49:01.028
  • AND GUESS WHAT, HE GIVESYOU A WHITE STONE WITH A
  • 00:49:01.128 --> 00:49:03.797
  • NEW NAME YOU CAN BE BORNAGAIN THROUGH FAITH.
  • 00:49:03.897 --> 00:49:07.634
  • - YEAH, AND FOR ALL OFYOU WHO ARE THERE, WE
  • 00:49:07.734 --> 00:49:08.902
  • JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGEYOU TO MAKE A DECISION
  • 00:49:09.002 --> 00:49:10.370
  • TODAY TO FOLLOW CHRIST.
  • 00:49:10.470 --> 00:49:12.239
  • I REMEMBER WHEN I CAME TOFAITH, I HEARD AN ALTAR
  • 00:49:12.339 --> 00:49:15.976
  • CALL BUT I DIDN'T PRAY APRAYER. I JUST DECIDED.
  • 00:49:16.076 --> 00:49:18.412
  • I JUST DECIDED AND I WASLIKE I'M GONNA FOLLOW CHRIST.
  • 00:49:18.512 --> 00:49:21.948
  • - WOW.
  • 00:49:22.049 --> 00:49:23.116
  • - I WAS 16 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:49:23.216 --> 00:49:24.785
  • THERE WAS AN ALTARCALL, I DIDN'T GO DOWN.
  • 00:49:24.885 --> 00:49:26.753
  • I DIDN'T TELL ANYBODY, IDIDN'T RAISE MY HAND, I
  • 00:49:26.853 --> 00:49:29.022
  • JUST MADE A DECISION I'MGONNA FOLLOW CHRIST.
  • 00:49:29.122 --> 00:49:31.224
  • AND I'VE NEVERTURNED BACK.
  • 00:49:31.324 --> 00:49:32.426
  • - LOOK WHEREYOUR LIFE IS NOW.
  • 00:49:32.526 --> 00:49:33.827
  • YOU REALLY, YOU REALLY...
  • 00:49:33.927 --> 00:49:35.362
  • - OF COURSE I DIDBECAUSE IT REALLY
  • 00:49:35.462 --> 00:49:36.696
  • MATTERED TO ME.
  • 00:49:36.797 --> 00:49:38.231
  • THE BIBLE, PRAYING APRAYER IS A GREAT WAY TO
  • 00:49:38.331 --> 00:49:39.966
  • RECEIVE CHRIST. THERE'SLOTS OF WAYS TO DO IT.
  • 00:49:40.067 --> 00:49:42.035
  • BUT AT THE END OF THEDAY, IT'S MAKING A
  • 00:49:42.135 --> 00:49:43.770
  • DECISION TO FOLLOW CHRISTAND NEVER TURN BACK.
  • 00:49:43.870 --> 00:49:45.739
  • I WANT TO ENCOURAGEYOU TO DO THAT TODAY.
  • 00:49:45.839 --> 00:49:47.374
  • JUST MAKE A DECISIONRIGHT NOW YOU'RE GONNA
  • 00:49:47.474 --> 00:49:49.376
  • FOLLOW CHRIST ANDYOU'LL BE SAVED.
  • 00:49:49.476 --> 00:49:51.078
  • BEN, I LOVE THESE VIDEOSYOU MAKE AND THERE'S ONE
  • 00:49:51.178 --> 00:49:52.979
  • I WANT PEOPLE TO SEETHAT I THINK REALLY WILL
  • 00:49:53.080 --> 00:49:55.248
  • TOUCH PEOPLE'S HEARTS.
  • 00:49:55.348 --> 00:49:56.483
  • IT'S CALLED INHERITANCE.CHECK THIS OUT.
  • 00:49:56.583 --> 00:49:59.052
  • - WHAT IF I TOLD YOU WE WEREDESTINED FOR GREATNESS
  • 00:50:01.488 --> 00:50:04.257
  • AS HIGH KINGSAND QUEENS OF NARNIA,
  • 00:50:04.357 --> 00:50:07.027
  • CHILDREN OF ASLAN?
  • 00:50:07.127 --> 00:50:09.262
  • BECAUSE THE TRUTH ISROMANS 8 SAYS THAT WE ARE
  • 00:50:11.164 --> 00:50:13.400
  • HEIRS OF GOD AND JOINTHEIRS WITH CHRIST.
  • 00:50:13.500 --> 00:50:17.471
  • NOW WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:50:17.571 --> 00:50:18.905
  • DO YOU REMEMBER HOW THEBIBLE SAYS JESUS WAS
  • 00:50:19.005 --> 00:50:20.440
  • BAPTIZED WHENHE WAS ABOUT 30?
  • 00:50:20.540 --> 00:50:22.909
  • THIS IS A SIGNIFICANTFACT BECAUSE IN JESUS
  • 00:50:23.009 --> 00:50:25.479
  • GENERATION, WHEN A MANTURNED 30, THAT'S WHEN HE
  • 00:50:25.579 --> 00:50:28.915
  • RECEIVED HIS INHERITANCEFROM HIS DAD.
  • 00:50:29.015 --> 00:50:32.385
  • SO A JEWISH MAN CAME INTOHIS FATHER'S INHERITANCE
  • 00:50:32.486 --> 00:50:35.088
  • WHEN HE TURNED 30.
  • 00:50:35.188 --> 00:50:37.557
  • ISN'T THAT INTERESTINGTHAT JESUS GOT BAPTIZED
  • 00:50:37.657 --> 00:50:39.926
  • AT 30, AND HE NEVER DIDA MIRACLE AS RECORDED IN
  • 00:50:40.026 --> 00:50:43.363
  • SCRIPTURE UNTIL HE TURNED30 BECAUSE IT WAS THEN
  • 00:50:43.463 --> 00:50:46.266
  • THAT HE ENTERED INTOHIS INHERITANCE.
  • 00:50:46.366 --> 00:50:49.169
  • IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE AREMANY MANSIONS, FEAR NOT
  • 00:50:49.269 --> 00:50:51.271
  • LITTLE FLOCK, IT'S HISGOOD PLEASURE TO GIVE YOU
  • 00:50:51.371 --> 00:50:53.507
  • THE KINGDOM WHICH JESUSHAS THE RIGHT TO MEDIATE.
  • 00:50:53.607 --> 00:50:56.143
  • HE HAS THE RIGHT TO BETHE MEANS THROUGH WHICH
  • 00:50:56.243 --> 00:50:58.211
  • THE FATHER'S INHERITANCEFLOWS TO US AS JOINT
  • 00:50:58.311 --> 00:51:01.314
  • HEIRS WITH CHRIST BECAUSEAT 30 WHEN HE WAS
  • 00:51:01.414 --> 00:51:03.750
  • BAPTIZED, HE CAME INTOHIS DAD'S INHERITANCE.
  • 00:51:03.850 --> 00:51:06.119
  • SO TOO I WANT TO TELL YOUYOU HAVE BEEN PREDESTINED
  • 00:51:06.219 --> 00:51:08.622
  • TO THE ADOPTION OF SONSWHEREBY YOU RECEIVE A
  • 00:51:08.722 --> 00:51:12.559
  • HOLY, HIGH AND HEAVENLYINHERITANCE, SO WE HAVE
  • 00:51:12.659 --> 00:51:15.629
  • NO CAUSE TO BE DEPRESSED.
  • 00:51:15.729 --> 00:51:18.999
  • - BEN, I'M SOSTOKED THAT YOU ARE NOW
  • 00:51:20.667 --> 00:51:22.169
  • PARTNERING WITH TBN.
  • 00:51:22.269 --> 00:51:24.504
  • YOU HAVE A SHOW ONTHURSDAY NIGHTS AT, I
  • 00:51:24.604 --> 00:51:27.674
  • THINK IT'S AT 4:30 HEREIN CALIFORNIA I THINK.
  • 00:51:27.774 --> 00:51:30.177
  • - IT'S ACTUALLY THURSDAYAFTERNOON, BUT WE'VE BEEN
  • 00:51:30.277 --> 00:51:32.779
  • ON FOR ABOUT FIVE MONTHS.
  • 00:51:32.879 --> 00:51:34.247
  • - WHAT DID I SAY?
  • 00:51:34.347 --> 00:51:35.482
  • - YOU SAID THURSDAYNIGHT BUT IT'S AFTERNOON.
  • 00:51:35.582 --> 00:51:37.284
  • CLOSE ENOUGH. BUT HONESTLY,
  • 00:51:37.384 --> 00:51:38.518
  • WE'VE BEEN ON FIVE MONTHSAND I'M LOVING IT.
  • 00:51:38.618 --> 00:51:40.687
  • I LOVE WHAT TBN IS DOING.
  • 00:51:40.787 --> 00:51:42.489
  • TO SEE WHAT GOD IS DOINGTHROUGH THIS MINISTRY,
  • 00:51:42.589 --> 00:51:45.458
  • IT'S SO FUNNY BECAUSE MYTEAM KNOWS EVERY TIME
  • 00:51:45.559 --> 00:51:47.827
  • AFTER I'VE BEEN ONTBN, WE FEEL IT.
  • 00:51:47.928 --> 00:51:49.763
  • LIKE, EVEN LAST NIGHTSPEAKING AT THIS EVENT,
  • 00:51:49.863 --> 00:51:51.631
  • I ALWAYS SEEMINGLY HAVESOMEONE COME UP TO ME,
  • 00:51:51.731 --> 00:51:53.967
  • I SAW YOU ON TBN, AND IT'SSO AMAZING THAT WE GET TO
  • 00:51:54.067 --> 00:51:57.170
  • USE THIS BEAUTIFUL PLATFORMTO SPREAD HOPE TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:51:57.270 --> 00:52:00.106
  • - AND IT'S GLOBAL.WE'VE BEEN ON,
  • 00:52:00.207 --> 00:52:01.741
  • HOUR OF POWER HAS BEENON TBN NOW FOR 46 YEARS.
  • 00:52:01.841 --> 00:52:05.245
  • - WHOA!
  • 00:52:05.345 --> 00:52:06.313
  • - WHEN PAUL AND MYGRANDPA AGREED TO MAKE IT
  • 00:52:06.413 --> 00:52:09.216
  • HAPPEN, IT'S BEEN SUCH APRIVILEGE FOR US TO BE
  • 00:52:09.316 --> 00:52:11.318
  • WITH MATT AND LAURIEAND WITH TBN,
  • 00:52:11.418 --> 00:52:13.286
  • AND WE'RE SO THRILLED.
  • 00:52:13.386 --> 00:52:14.921
  • - I GOT TO BE ONWITH YOU LAST MONTH.
  • 00:52:15.021 --> 00:52:17.123
  • - I KNOW. THAT'S AWESOME.BUT YOUR SHOW IS GREAT.
  • 00:52:17.224 --> 00:52:18.825
  • IT'S CALLED HOPEGENERATION.
  • 00:52:18.925 --> 00:52:20.327
  • IT'S AT 4:30. CHECK THIS OUT.
  • 00:52:20.427 --> 00:52:21.995
  • - HEY TBN, I'M BENCOURSON, HOST OF HOPE
  • 00:52:22.095 --> 00:52:23.630
  • GENERATION, AND I WANT TOINVITE YOU TO WATCH OUR
  • 00:52:23.730 --> 00:52:25.765
  • SHOW EVERY THURSDAYAT 4:30 EASTERN.
  • 00:52:25.865 --> 00:52:28.868
  • ♪ ♪
  • 00:52:28.969 --> 00:52:51.224
  • - WELL BEN, THANK YOU SOMUCH FOR BEING HERE.
  • 00:52:52.525 --> 00:52:54.160
  • ANY OTHER WORDS OFENCOURAGEMENT FOR PEOPLE
  • 00:52:54.261 --> 00:52:56.129
  • AT HOME. IT IS A TOUGHTIME FOR SOME FOLKS.
  • 00:52:56.229 --> 00:52:58.665
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE DOINGFINE, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE
  • 00:52:58.765 --> 00:53:00.734
  • ARE NOT, AND CHRISTMASIS AROUND THE CORNER,
  • 00:53:00.834 --> 00:53:04.504
  • THANKSGIVING. ANY WORDSOF ENCOURAGEMENT?
  • 00:53:04.604 --> 00:53:07.007
  • - I WANT TO ENCOURAGEYOU TO BE THANKFUL, AND I
  • 00:53:07.107 --> 00:53:10.210
  • WANT TO ACTUALLY ADDRESSTHE CYNICS RIGHT NOW
  • 00:53:10.310 --> 00:53:12.312
  • WHO ARE WATCHING THIS.
  • 00:53:12.412 --> 00:53:13.880
  • AND YOU KNOW WHENYOU SAID IT CAN BE
  • 00:53:13.980 --> 00:53:15.415
  • INGRATIATING, YOU'RE JUSTLIKE THIS IS GRATING ON
  • 00:53:15.515 --> 00:53:17.817
  • ME, I DON'T WANT TOHEAR BEING THANKFUL.
  • 00:53:17.917 --> 00:53:19.953
  • LOOK AT ALL THEHORRIBLE STUFF THAT HAS
  • 00:53:20.053 --> 00:53:22.489
  • HAPPENED TO OUR WORLD.
  • 00:53:22.589 --> 00:53:23.957
  • MORE PEOPLE HAVE DIED DUETO THE CORONAVIRUS THAN
  • 00:53:24.057 --> 00:53:26.359
  • ALL THE AMERICANS COMBINEDIN THE VIETNAM WAR.
  • 00:53:26.459 --> 00:53:29.062
  • BEING THANKFUL,SPEAKING THESE WORDS,
  • 00:53:29.162 --> 00:53:31.064
  • WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN.
  • 00:53:31.164 --> 00:53:32.766
  • I WANT TO TELL YOU THATWHEN THE BIBLE SAYS THAT
  • 00:53:32.866 --> 00:53:35.568
  • THERE IS POWER OF DEATHIN THE TONGUE, IT ALSO
  • 00:53:35.669 --> 00:53:38.305
  • SAYS THERE'S POWER OFLIFE IN THE TONGUE.
  • 00:53:38.405 --> 00:53:40.740
  • GOD SPOKE WORLDS INTOMOTION THROUGH HIS WORDS.
  • 00:53:40.840 --> 00:53:44.377
  • IN FACT, THE PSALMISTSAID THAT HE BREATHED
  • 00:53:44.477 --> 00:53:46.279
  • STARS INTO EXISTENCE.
  • 00:53:46.379 --> 00:53:47.981
  • SO TOO AS MIRRORINGTHE IMAGE OF GOD, HIS
  • 00:53:48.081 --> 00:53:51.251
  • CREATIVE ATTRIBUTES TOTHE WORLD AS HIS CHILDREN
  • 00:53:51.351 --> 00:53:53.353
  • WHEN WE SPEAK WORDSHONORING HIS NAME, WORDS
  • 00:53:53.453 --> 00:53:55.455
  • OF THANKFULNESS, IBELIEVE THAT WE CAN
  • 00:53:55.555 --> 00:53:57.924
  • ACTUALLY CHANGEOUR REALITY.
  • 00:53:58.024 --> 00:54:00.460
  • IF YOU LIKE PSYCHOLOGY,IT'S CALLED COGNITIVE
  • 00:54:00.560 --> 00:54:02.662
  • RESTRUCTURING, AND IFYOU'RE GOING TO THE BIBLE,
  • 00:54:02.762 --> 00:54:04.597
  • IT'S IN EVERYTHINGGIVE THANKS. BY THE WAY,
  • 00:54:04.698 --> 00:54:07.634
  • THE SHORTEST VERSE IN THEBIBLE IS NOT JESUS WEPT.
  • 00:54:07.734 --> 00:54:10.070
  • THE SHORTEST VERSE OF THEBIBLE IS REJOICE ALWAYS.
  • 00:54:10.170 --> 00:54:12.972
  • THE ORIGINAL GREEK.IN THE ORIGINAL GREEK.
  • 00:54:13.073 --> 00:54:15.375
  • SO IT'S NOT I'MJUST GONNA WEEP.
  • 00:54:15.475 --> 00:54:17.744
  • NO, IT'S I'M GONNAREJOICE. IF BREVITY IS
  • 00:54:17.844 --> 00:54:19.446
  • THE WIT OF GENIUS,THERE IT IS, REJOICE ALWAYS.
  • 00:54:19.546 --> 00:54:22.382
  • - I LOVE IT. BEN,THANK YOU SO MUCH,
  • 00:54:22.482 --> 00:54:23.950
  • AND WE'LL DO OURBEST TO REJOICE.
  • 00:54:24.050 --> 00:54:25.485
  • WE'RE SO GRATEFUL YOU'REJOINING US, AND I WANT TO
  • 00:54:25.585 --> 00:54:27.787
  • ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK OUTBEN ON THURSDAY AFTERNOONS.
  • 00:54:27.887 --> 00:54:30.123
  • WE'RE SO GRATEFUL THATYOU JOINED US TODAY ON
  • 00:54:30.223 --> 00:54:32.592
  • PRAISE, AND I JUST WANTYOU TO BELIEVE TODAY THAT
  • 00:54:32.692 --> 00:54:35.395
  • SOMETHING GOOD IS COMING.
  • 00:54:35.495 --> 00:54:36.796
  • WE MAY NOT ALWAYS BE ABLETO PREDICT WHAT IT IS,
  • 00:54:36.896 --> 00:54:39.299
  • BUT GOD IS A GODOF OVERFLOWING.
  • 00:54:39.399 --> 00:54:42.168
  • AND MAYBE YOU'RE IN ASEASON IN YOUR LIFE WHERE
  • 00:54:42.268 --> 00:54:43.903
  • YOU FEEL LIKE COMPLETELYSTUCK IN A PIT, BUT I
  • 00:54:44.003 --> 00:54:46.306
  • THINK THE MESSAGE THATBEN AND I WANT TO GET
  • 00:54:46.406 --> 00:54:48.141
  • ACROSS TO YOU IS AS WEBEGIN TO LOOK AT OUR LIFE
  • 00:54:48.241 --> 00:54:51.411
  • RIGHT NOW AND JUST SAYLORD, I'M THANKFUL FOR
  • 00:54:51.511 --> 00:54:54.280
  • WHATEVER IT IS, I'MTHANKFUL FOR MY CAT,
  • 00:54:54.381 --> 00:54:56.416
  • THAT I GOT A PLACE,THANKFUL FOR MY SOCKS.
  • 00:54:56.516 --> 00:55:00.086
  • I'M THANKFULFOR MY FRIENDS.
  • 00:55:00.186 --> 00:55:01.921
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW WEARE THANKFUL FOR YOU.
  • 00:55:02.021 --> 00:55:04.758
  • WE WANT YOU TO KNOWGOD IS GONNA DO A
  • 00:55:04.858 --> 00:55:06.426
  • GOOD THING IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:55:06.526 --> 00:55:07.861
  • YOU'RE NOT WHAT YOU DO,WHAT YOU HAVE, WHAT
  • 00:55:07.961 --> 00:55:09.362
  • PEOPLE SAY ABOUT YOU;YOU'RE GOD'S BELOVED.
  • 00:55:09.462 --> 00:55:11.331
  • JOIN US AGAIN. WELOVE YOU GUYS.
  • 00:55:11.431 --> 00:55:12.699
  • GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 00:55:12.799 --> 00:55:14.534
  • ♪ ♪
  • 00:55:14.634 --> 00:55:25.578