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November 7, 2016
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Hillsong Conference 2016 with Brian Houston and Bobbie Houston and music by Hillsong Worship

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  • YOU ARE THE LORD ALMIGHTY ...
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  • - MATT CROUCH: THE HILLSONG CONFERENCE IS UNDERWAY.
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  • - WE ARE DOWN UNDER IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
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  • WE WELCOME YOU WHEREVER YOU'RE WATCHING
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  • AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • - BRIAN HOUSTON: WE HAVE A BETTER COVENANT WITH BETTER
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  • PROMISES AND BETTER HOPE.
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  • WE'VE GOT SO MUCH MORE TO BE EXCITED ABOUT.
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  • - THE SENIOR GLOBAL PASTOR OF THE HILLSONG MOVEMENT
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  • WITH CHURCHES ALL OVER THE WORLD, BRIAN HOUSTON.
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  • - YOU WATCH WHAT GOD CAN DO IN THAT --YOU CAN MAKE YOUR
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  • CHURCH THE MOST POWERFUL, FAITH FILLED CHURCH
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  • ON THE GLOBE.
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  • YOU ARE THE LORD ALMIGHTY ...
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: LOVINGLY KNOWN AS THE GRANDFATHER.
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  • AND OUR HATS ARE OFF TO BRIAN AND BOBBY.
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  • - IT'S A MOVEMENT.
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  • - YOU GUYS ARE INCREDIBLE.
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  • - RECEPTIVITY, IT CHARGES THE ATMOSPHERE.
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  • IT LITERALLY CHANGES THINGS, AND IT MAKES A
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  • GREAT DIFFERENCE.
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  • YOU ARE THE LORD ALMIGHTY ...
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  • - ARE YOU LIVING YOUR LIFE RECEPTIVE?
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  • THERE'S NO ROOM FOR MEDIOCRITY.
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  • NO ROOM FOR STATUS QUO.
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  • - HE'S INSIDE RIGHT NOW.
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  • BRIAN HOUSTON.
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  • AND THEN WE'LL SEE HIM ON THE COUCH IN JUST
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  • A FEW MINUTES.
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  • - YEP.
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  • - AND WE'RE BRINGING IT TO YOU.
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  • - YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE RECEPTIVE, AND YOU JUST HOW
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  • FAR GOD CAN TAKE YOU.
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  • AMEN?
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  • NOT TO US BUT TO YOUR NAME ...
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  • WE LIFT UP ALL PRAISE ...
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  • NOT TO US BUT TO YOUR NAME ...
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  • WE LIFT UP YOUR PRAISE ...
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  • NOT TO US BUT TO YOUR NAME ...
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  • WE LIFT UP ALL PRAISE ...
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  • NOT TO US BUT TO YOUR NAME ...
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  • WE LIFT UP ALL YOUR PRAISE ...
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  • YOU ARE THE LORD ALMIGHTY ...
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  • I CHALLENGE ALL THE STARS IN GLORY ...
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  • YOUR LOVE IS LIKE THE WIDEST OCEAN ...
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  • YOU ARE THE LORD ALMIGHTY ...
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  • I CHALLENGE ALL THE STARS IN GLORY ...
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  • YOUR LOVE IS LIKE THE WIDEST OCEAN ...
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  • OH, NOTHING ELSE COMPARES ...
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  • NOT TO US BUT TO YOUR NAME ...
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  • WE LIFT UP OUR PRAISE ...
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  • NOT TO US BUT TO YOUR NAME ...
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  • WE LIFT UP OUR PRAISE ...
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  • NOT TO US BUT TO YOUR NAME ...
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  • WE LIFT UP OUR PRAISE ...
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  • NOT TO US BUT TO YOUR NAME ...
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  • WE LIFT UP OUR PRAISE ...
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  • YOU ARE THE LORD ALMIGHTY ...
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  • I CHALLENGE ALL THE STARS BEFORE YOU ...
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  • YOUR LOVE IS LIKE THE WIDEST OCEAN ...
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  • OH, NOTHING ELSE COMPARES ...
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  • YOU ARE THE LORD ALMIGHTY ...
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  • I CHALLENGE ALL THE STARS BEFORE YOU ...
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  • YOUR LOVE IS LIKE THE WIDEST OCEAN ...
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  • NOTHING ELSE COMPARES ...
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • - LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION.
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  • I WONDER WHO ALREADY IS CHECKING OUT YOUR PHONE.
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  • DIG THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU.
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  • YOU'RE ALREADY LOOKING AT INSTAGRAM.
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  • MAYBE TWITTER IF ANYONE IS STILL THAT OLD.
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • ON SNAP CHAT WITH THE SOUND DOWN.
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  • READING E MAILS, READING TEXT MESSAGES.
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  • I WONDER WHO HERE ALREADY YOU'RE KIND OF GLAZED OVER.
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  • IT'S MESSAGE TIME WITH PASTOR BRIAN.
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  • WE HEAR HIM ALL THE TIME.
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  • YOU'RE ALREADY SORT OF GLAZED.
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  • I WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU'RE GETTING YOURSELF
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  • COMFORTABLE FINDING THE RIGHT POSITION ON THE SEAT
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  • BECAUSE THIS WILL BE THE BEST NAP THAT YOU HAVE.
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • ALL THE WAY THROUGH --I WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE
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  • HERE, AND YOU'RE IN THIS KIND OF MODE.
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  • YOUR ARMS ARE FOLDED IN FRONT OF YOU AND YOU'RE JUST
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  • READY TO JUDGE AND SEE WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS HILLSONG GUY.
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  • LET'S REALLY FIND OUT WHAT HE SAYS.
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  • YOU KIND OF COME JUDGMENTAL.
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  • I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A YOUNGER PASTOR HERE IN
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  • SYDNEY, THERE WAS A VERY WELL KNOWN A FAMOUS PASTOR
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  • COMING TO SYDNEY, AND HE WAS HOLDING HIS OWN MEETINGS IN
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  • ONE OF THE STADIUMS HERE IN SYDNEY, SO I WENT ALONG.
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  • AND I HEARD A LOT ABOUT THIS GUY AND HEARD A LOT ABOUT
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  • HIS DOCTRINE, SO I WAS JUST THAT GUY.
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  • I WAS SITTING IN THE BACK WITH MY ARMS FOLDED LIKE
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  • THIS JUST WAITING FOR HIM TO SAY SOMETHING THAT WOULD
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  • CONFIRM HOW I FELT ABOUT HIM.
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  • AND IT WAS SO ANNOYING BECAUSE HE WAS SO GOOD.
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • AND EVERYTHING HE SAID THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS SPEAKING TO ME.
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  • IT'S AMAZING THE KIND OF ATTITUDE THAT WE CAN TAKE
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  • INTO A CONFERENCE, A MEETING, REALLY INTO OUR LIVES.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE POWER OF RECEPTIVITY AND
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  • JUST THE IMPACT THAT RECEPTIVITY CAN HAVE
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  • IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • A LONG THE SAME WAY BY THE WAY, I GOT AN E-MAIL LAST
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  • WEEK FROM A GUY FROM HILLSONG MELBOURNE WHO WAS
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  • TELLING ME THAT HE HAD COME ALONG TO OUR CHURCH
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  • IN MELBOURNE.
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  • HE HAD COME ALONG TO OUR CHURCH IN MELBOURNE WITH
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  • EXACTLY THE SAME ATTITUDE.
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  • HE HAD COME ALONG WITH THAT SAME SPIRIT JUDGING,
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  • WANTING TO SEE.
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  • AND HE SAID INSTEAD OF THAT HE SAID THE HOLY SPIRIT
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  • SPOKE TO HIM, AND HE WALKED OUT FEELING GREATLY
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  • DIFFERENT, AND TODAY HE'S BECOME A PART OF THE CHURCH.
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  • RECEPTIVITY.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE CONTAGIOUS POWER
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  • OF RECEPTIVITY.
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  • LIVING YOUR LIFE RECEPTIVE.
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  • IT IS SO EASY.
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  • I WONDER HOW OFTEN WE'VE MISSED OUT ON WHAT THE HOLY
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  • SPIRIT WAS WANTING TO DO IN OUR LIVES, MAYBE LISTENING
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  • TO A MESSAGE, MAYBE WHEN IT CAME TO THE WORDS, MAYBE
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  • JUST A WORD INSIDE A MESSAGE WHERE THE HOLY SPIRIT WANTED
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  • TO SPEAK SOMETHING DIRECTLY INTO YOUR LIFE.
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  • I'M KIND OF JUST PUTTING OUT THE MET FOR THIS CONFERENCE
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  • AND HOPEFULLY GETTING YOU READY BY TALKING ABOUT THE
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  • POWER OF RECEPTIVITY, SPECIFICALLY THE CONTAGIOUS
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  • NATURE OF RECEPTIVITY.
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  • AND I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT IT LIKE THIS, WHAT WE
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  • GIVE OUR ATTENTION WILL BRING RETENTION WHICH
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  • DEVELOPS INTENTION WHICH ULTIMATELY BECOMES INVENTION
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  • AND CONCEPTION.
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  • LISTEN TO IT AGAIN.
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  • IT BEGINS WITH ATTENTION, AND FROM THAT RETENTION.
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  • YOU CANNOT RETAIN WHAT YOU DON'T CONTAIN.
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  • SO ANYTHING WE RETAIN CAN ONLY COME FROM WHAT WE CONTAIN.
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  • AND FROM THAT RETENTION COMES TO INTENTION.
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  • NOW I'M GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.
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  • NOW I'M GOING TO CHANGE SOMETHING.
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  • NOW THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW DAY IN MY LIFE WHICH
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  • ULTIMATELY BECOMES INTENTION.
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  • NEW START.
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  • NEW IDEAS.
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  • NEW BEGINNINGS.
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  • NEW OPPORTUNITIES.
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  • AND CONCEPTION, BEING CONCEIVED WHICH WILL BRING
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  • BIRTH WHICH WHEN THEY'RE RAISED TO FULL MATURITY IS
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  • GOING TO BRING THE WILL OF GOD IN MAGNIFICENT WAYS
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  • IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF LIVING OUR
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  • LIVES RECEPTIVE.
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  • IT IS EASY.
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  • THROUGH FAMILIARITY, 30 YEARS OF CONFERENCES IT IS
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  • EASY WHEN MAYBE YOU LISTEN TO THE SAME PERSON WEEK
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  • AFTER WEEK, MONTH AFTER MONTH, YEAR AFTER YEAR.
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  • YOU LOVE THEM.
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  • YOU LIKE THEM.
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  • YOU BELIEVE IN THEM YOU, BUT IT'S SO EASY TO GLAZE OVER
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  • AND MISS MUCH OF WHAT IS BEING SAID.
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  • AND I DON'T WANT ANYONE AT THIS CONFERENCE TO MISS OUT
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  • ON WHAT GOD'S WANTING TO DO.
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  • THAT'S WHY I'M BELIEVING FOR US TO UNDERSTAND THE
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  • CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF RECEPTIVITY.
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  • DO YOU KNOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE RECEPTIVE, IN OTHER
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  • WORDS YOU LISTEN, YOU'RE ATTENTIVE, IT IS SUPREMELY
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  • GENEROUS TO LIVE YOUR LIFE IN A PERCEPTIVE WAY.
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  • IT'S AN ACT OF SUPREME GENEROSITY TO GIVE SOMEONE
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  • YOUR EARS, TO GIVE SOMEONE YOUR TIME, AND I WANT TO
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  • TAKE IN EVERYTHING THAT THEY HAVE FOR YOU.
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  • WELL, LISTEN, HA, MARK CHAPTER 4 VERSE 23 AND 24.
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  • IT'S TALKING ABOUT EARS.
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  • IT STARTS LIKE THIS, JESUS SPEAKING, IF ANYONE HAS EARS
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  • TO HEAR LET HIM HEAR.
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  • IF ANYONE HAS EARS.
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  • CHECK THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU.
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  • SEE IF THEY'VE GOT EARS.
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  • MAYBE YOU HAVE TO PULL THEIR HAIR BACK.
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  • CHECK THE PERSON NECK TO YOU.
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  • ARE THEY PRETTY EARS?
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  • ARE THEY CROOKED EARS?
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  • ARE THERE EARRINGS IN THEIR EARS?
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  • ARE THERE EARS CLEAN?
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • MOST PEOPLE I CAN SEE HAVE EARS.
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  • AND THE WORD IS SAYING TO THOSE WHO HAVE EARS
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  • LET THEM HEAR.
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  • IT'S SO POSSIBLE TO BE ABLE TO HEAR BUT NOT HEARING WHAT
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  • THE LORD IS REALLY WANTING TO SAY INTO YOUR LIFE.
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  • WELL, IT GOES ON.
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  • TAKE HEED WHAT YOU HEAR BECAUSE SOMETIMES WHAT
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  • PEOPLE ARE HEARING SOMEONE ACTUALLY BEING SAID.
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  • I'VE HAD PEOPLE IN THE STREET TALK TO ME AND SAY
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  • HEY, WHEN YOU SAID SUCH AND SUCH, AND I'M THINKING I
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  • DIDN'T SAY THAT.
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  • AND THE REASON I KNOW I DIDN'T SAY THAT IS BECAUSE I
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  • DON'T EVEN THINK THAT.
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  • AND SO WE GOTTA BE CAREFUL WHAT WE HEAR.
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  • FINALLY, IT SAYS THE MEASURE YOU USE IT WILL BE MEASURED
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  • TO YOU, AND TO YOU WHO HEAR MORE WILL BE GIVEN.
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  • SO THE WHOLE POINT IS THE MEASURE WE USE WHEN IT COMES
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  • TO RECEPTIVITY, LISTENING, ENGAGING, BEING WIDE I'D,
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  • WANTING TO RECEIVE EVERYTHING IS THE MEASURE
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  • WE GET BACK.
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  • SO YOUR ATTENTION, YOUR RECEPTIVITY IT WILL TURN TO
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  • THINGS THAT YOU RETAIN ULTIMATELY OR BRING INTENTION.
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  • IT BRINGS CONCEPTION.
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  • IT BRINGS INVENTION, BUT IT ALL COMES BACK TO WHETHER OR
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  • NOT WE TRULY HEAR.
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  • HEY, WHY DON'T WE MAKE A COMMITMENT NOT ONLY HERE IN
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  • THE CONFERENCE TO LIVE OUR LIVES INTENTIONALLY, TO LIVE
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  • OUR LIVES RECEPTIVELY, BUT LET'S MAKE A COMMITMENT THAT
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  • THAT'S THE WAY WE'RE GOING TO LIVE OUR WHOLE LIVES.
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  • AND YOU WATCH WHAT GOD CAN DO IF YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE
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  • WITH A SPIRIT OF RECEPTIVITY.
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  • THAT'S THE WAY TO LIVE YOUR LIFE.
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  • AND SO THE BIBLE SAYS, WHAT DO YOU HEAR?
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  • I MEAN, I'VE HAD TEENAGERS.
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  • IT'S AMAZING WHAT TEENAGERS SOMEHOW MANAGE NOT TO HEAR
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  • AND HOW THEY CAN HEAR THINGS THAT WERE NEVER SAID.
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  • IT'S INCREDIBLE.
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  • HEY, I'M A DAD.
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  • I KNOW WHEN MY KIDS WERE STILL AT HOME GROWING UP,
  • 00:12:07.060 --> 00:12:09.290
  • I'D BE WATCHING SPORTS OR WATCHING THE NEWS AND ONE OF
  • 00:12:10.010 --> 00:12:12.190
  • MY CHILDREN WOULD BE RIGHT HERE AND THEY'RE GOING,
  • 00:12:12.210 --> 00:12:14.200
  • DAD, DAD, DAD. DAD! DAD!
  • 00:12:14.220 --> 00:12:21.040
  • AND I COULD HEAR THIS SORT OF NOISE, BUT DAD.
  • 00:12:21.060 --> 00:12:23.280
  • THEN SOMETIMES THEY WOULD GO, BRIAN!
  • 00:12:24.000 --> 00:12:26.260
  • I'D GO, YEAH. WHAT DO YOU WANT? LIKE THAT.
  • 00:12:26.280 --> 00:12:31.150
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:12:31.170 --> 00:12:32.270
  • SO I'M JUST AS BAD.
  • 00:12:32.290 --> 00:12:34.190
  • THE TRUTH IS WE CAN UNDERESTIMATE JUST HOW
  • 00:12:34.210 --> 00:12:41.060
  • IMPORTANT IT IS TO LIVE ENGAGED, TO LIVE OUR LIVES
  • 00:12:41.080 --> 00:12:43.100
  • RECEPTIVE, ATTENTIVE, WILLING TO HEAR.
  • 00:12:43.120 --> 00:12:45.110
  • AND THEN WATCH WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH THAT.
  • 00:12:45.130 --> 00:12:48.000
  • ACCORDING TO THE DICTIONARY, RECEPTIVITY IS THINGS LIKE
  • 00:12:48.020 --> 00:12:50.120
  • QUICKNESS TO RECEIVE, HOW QUICK ARE YOU TO RECEIVE.
  • 00:12:50.140 --> 00:12:52.230
  • RECEPTIVITY IS RESPONSIVENESS.
  • 00:12:52.250 --> 00:12:55.180
  • IT'S THE DESIRE TO BE STIMULATED, TO HAVE YOUR
  • 00:12:55.200 --> 00:12:58.220
  • THINKING STIMULATED, TO HAVE YOUR HEART STRETCHED AND
  • 00:12:58.240 --> 00:13:02.030
  • CHALLENGED AND STIMULATED.
  • 00:13:02.050 --> 00:13:04.100
  • THAT'S WHAT RECEPTIVITY IS.
  • 00:13:04.120 --> 00:13:06.210
  • IT LITERALLY MEANS TO BE EASILY TRAINED.
  • 00:13:06.230 --> 00:13:09.090
  • A RECEPTIVE PERSON IS EASILY TRAINED.
  • 00:13:09.110 --> 00:13:13.000
  • I GET AMAZED WITH CHILDREN JUST HOW QUICKLY THEY CAN
  • 00:13:13.020 --> 00:13:16.110
  • LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE, AND SADLY HOW QUICKLY THEY CAN
  • 00:13:16.130 --> 00:13:19.200
  • TAKE ON A NEW ACCENT.
  • 00:13:19.220 --> 00:13:23.240
  • WHEN MY THREE GRAND DAUGHTERS MOVED TO LOS
  • 00:13:23.260 --> 00:13:26.220
  • ANGELES ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO, YOU KNOW, I KNEW THAT
  • 00:13:26.240 --> 00:13:32.090
  • THEY WOULD PROBABLY LOSE SOMETHING OF THEIR
  • 00:13:32.110 --> 00:13:35.170
  • AUSTRALIAN ACCENT.
  • 00:13:35.190 --> 00:13:37.260
  • I KNEW THAT THIS WAS INEVITABLE THAT THEY WOULD
  • 00:13:37.280 --> 00:13:40.060
  • LOSE THAT GREAT, GREAT ADVANTAGE IN LIFE.
  • 00:13:40.080 --> 00:13:44.050
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:13:44.070 --> 00:13:48.070
  • I MEAN, TO A POINT THEY ALREADY HAD HALF AN AMERICAN
  • 00:13:48.090 --> 00:13:51.060
  • ACCENT JUST FROM WATCHING FROZEN ON TV.
  • 00:13:51.080 --> 00:13:54.020
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:13:54.040 --> 00:13:56.070
  • I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN, BUT WHAT SHOCKED ME
  • 00:13:56.090 --> 00:13:58.100
  • WAS HOW QUICK IT HAPPENED.
  • 00:13:58.120 --> 00:14:00.170
  • CHILDREN ARE SO READY TO BE TRAINED, SO EASY
  • 00:14:00.190 --> 00:14:02.090
  • TO BE TRAINED.
  • 00:14:02.110 --> 00:14:04.120
  • HONESTLY MY OLDEST GRANDDAUGHTER SAVANNAH, SHE
  • 00:14:04.140 --> 00:14:07.100
  • WAS FIVE AT THE TIME JUST STARTING SCHOOL, AND SHE
  • 00:14:07.120 --> 00:14:10.020
  • WOULD GET CORRECTED IF SHE SAID (WITH AN AUSTRALIAN
  • 00:14:10.040 --> 00:14:13.060
  • ACCENT) WATER, THEY'D SAY NOT WATER, WATER (WITH AN
  • 00:14:13.080 --> 00:14:15.220
  • AMERICAN ACCENT)
  • 00:14:15.240 --> 00:14:18.020
  • AND WITHIN A MONTH I PROMISE YOU SHE HAD A
  • 00:14:18.040 --> 00:14:20.010
  • FULL AMERICAN ACCENT.
  • 00:14:20.030 --> 00:14:22.140
  • EASILY TRAINED.
  • 00:14:22.160 --> 00:14:24.150
  • HOW EASILY ARE WE TRAINED?
  • 00:14:24.170 --> 00:14:26.160
  • AS OLDER PEOPLE SOMETIMES THE OLDER WE GOT THE HARDER
  • 00:14:26.180 --> 00:14:28.250
  • WE ARE TO TRAIN, THE LESS LIKELY WE ARE TO LISTEN, THE
  • 00:14:28.270 --> 00:14:31.020
  • LESS LIKELY WE ARE TO WANT TO ENTER INTO ANYTHING
  • 00:14:31.040 --> 00:14:33.040
  • DIFFERENT OR NEW WHATSOEVER.
  • 00:14:33.060 --> 00:14:36.000
  • WE JUST GET STUCK IN OUR WAYS, AND SADLY BECAUSE OF A
  • 00:14:36.020 --> 00:14:38.220
  • LACK OF RECEPTIVITY, YOUR LIFE AND YOUR VISION AND
  • 00:14:38.240 --> 00:14:41.150
  • EVERYTHING THAT GOD HAS FOR YOU CAN STOP
  • 00:14:41.170 --> 00:14:43.190
  • STILL RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:14:43.210 --> 00:14:46.000
  • AND SO RECEPTIVITY, QUICKNESS TO RECEIVE, DESIRE
  • 00:14:46.020 --> 00:14:49.280
  • TO BE STIMULATED, EASILY TRAINED, READY TO RESPOND.
  • 00:14:50.000 --> 00:14:53.100
  • I LOVE BEING AROUND RESPONSIVE PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:53.120 --> 00:14:57.030
  • I LOVE PASTORING A RESPONSIVE CHURCH.
  • 00:14:57.050 --> 00:14:59.290
  • PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST HANGING OUT TO BE ABLE TO RESPOND.
  • 00:15:00.030 --> 00:15:03.250
  • YOU KNOW, RECEPTIVITY IS CHILDLIKE ANTICIPATION, THAT
  • 00:15:03.270 --> 00:15:08.180
  • WIDE EYED CHILDLIKE ANTICIPATION.
  • 00:15:08.200 --> 00:15:13.220
  • AND, I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE HERE-- IT'S
  • 00:15:13.240 --> 00:15:18.040
  • EXPENSIVE TO GET TO CALIFORNIA OR FLORIDA AND TO
  • 00:15:18.060 --> 00:15:20.190
  • TAKE YOUR KIDS TO DISNEYLAND, AND MAYBE FOR
  • 00:15:20.210 --> 00:15:23.220
  • SOME AUSTRALIAN PARENTS IT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU SAVE HARD
  • 00:15:23.240 --> 00:15:27.020
  • FOR AND YOU MANAGE TO DO JUST ONCE, AND YOU'RE SO
  • 00:15:27.040 --> 00:15:29.290
  • EXCITED TO SEE YOUR GRAND KIDS AND TO SEE THEM
  • 00:15:30.010 --> 00:15:33.220
  • WIDE EYED AND TO SEE THE EXCITEMENT IN THEIR FACE.
  • 00:15:33.240 --> 00:15:37.130
  • IMAGINE IF YOU WENT IN THERE, YOU GET IN THE FRONT
  • 00:15:37.150 --> 00:15:40.070
  • GATE AND THEY SEE THE CLOCK WITH MICKEY ON IT, THEY LOOK
  • 00:15:40.090 --> 00:15:42.170
  • AROUND AND THEY SAY, I WANT TO GO HOME.
  • 00:15:42.190 --> 00:15:45.110
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:15:45.130 --> 00:15:47.080
  • CAN YOU IMAGINE YOUR DISAPPOINTMENT?
  • 00:15:47.100 --> 00:15:48.140
  • I MEAN, COULD YOU REALLY IMAGINE?
  • 00:15:48.160 --> 00:15:50.060
  • I LOVE BEING AROUND WIDE EYED PEOPLE.
  • 00:15:50.080 --> 00:15:52.150
  • I LOVE HANGING OUT WIDE EYED PEOPLE.
  • 00:15:52.170 --> 00:15:55.210
  • I WANT OUR CHILDREN TO BE FILLED WITH WIDE EYED,
  • 00:15:55.230 --> 00:15:58.110
  • ANTICIPATING, RECEPTIVE PEOPLE WHO ARE HUNGRY.
  • 00:15:58.130 --> 00:16:01.240
  • THEY'RE READY.
  • 00:16:01.260 --> 00:16:04.040
  • THEY WANT ALL THAT GOD'S GOT FOR THEM.
  • 00:16:04.060 --> 00:16:06.090
  • THEY'RE NOT JUST SETTLING DOWN.
  • 00:16:06.110 --> 00:16:07.250
  • THEY'RE NOT JUST GLAZING OVER.
  • 00:16:07.270 --> 00:16:09.200
  • THEY'RE NOT JUST LETTING IT ALL SWARM AROUND AND ABOUT
  • 00:16:09.220 --> 00:16:11.210
  • THEM WITHOUT EVER BEING IMPACTED.
  • 00:16:11.230 --> 00:16:13.220
  • DO YOU KNOW YOU AND I WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE
  • 00:16:13.240 --> 00:16:16.210
  • THIS EITHER A GOOD CONFERENCE, A GREAT
  • 00:16:16.230 --> 00:16:19.090
  • CONFERENCE, OR THE MOST DYNAMIC, LIFE CHANGING
  • 00:16:19.110 --> 00:16:21.270
  • CONFERENCE THAT AUSTRALIA HAS EVER SEEN IF WE JUST
  • 00:16:21.290 --> 00:16:25.280
  • LIVE OUR LIVES WIDE EYED.
  • 00:16:26.000 --> 00:16:30.000
  • AT EASTER, I GOT TO GO TO ISRAEL, AND I TOOK A COUPLE
  • 00:16:30.020 --> 00:16:33.030
  • OF YOUNG GUYS WITH ME, ONE FROM HERE ON OUR TEAM AND
  • 00:16:33.050 --> 00:16:36.010
  • ONE FROM HILLSONG LONDON, AND WE SPENT EASTER
  • 00:16:36.030 --> 00:16:38.130
  • IN ISRAEL.
  • 00:16:38.150 --> 00:16:41.000
  • AND I LOVED BEING WITH THOSE TWO YOUNGER GUYS BECAUSE
  • 00:16:41.020 --> 00:16:44.050
  • THEY WERE JUST WIDE EYED IN THE VERY PLACE WHERE JESUS
  • 00:16:44.070 --> 00:16:46.230
  • WALKED AND WORKED AND TAUGHT.
  • 00:16:46.250 --> 00:16:48.250
  • THEY WERE JUST WIDE EYED, AND IT WAS SO MUCH NICER TO
  • 00:16:48.270 --> 00:16:51.170
  • BE AROUND WIDE EYED PEOPLE THAN PEOPLE WHO ARE LIKE OH
  • 00:16:51.190 --> 00:16:54.140
  • YEAH, WHATEVER.
  • 00:16:54.160 --> 00:16:56.230
  • WHATEVER --I MEAN, IT IS SO MUCH NICER.
  • 00:16:56.250 --> 00:16:59.040
  • HOW WIDE EYED ARE YOU?
  • 00:16:59.060 --> 00:17:01.000
  • HOW RECEPTIVE ARE YOU?
  • 00:17:01.020 --> 00:17:02.280
  • HOW EASY TO BE STIMULATED ARE YOU?
  • 00:17:03.000 --> 00:17:05.050
  • DO YOU ENJOY GETTING YOUR THINKING STRETCHED?
  • 00:17:05.070 --> 00:17:07.070
  • DO YOU ENJOY GETTING YOUR SPIRIT BUILT UP?
  • 00:17:07.090 --> 00:17:09.250
  • BECAUSE IF WE HAVE THAT WIDE EYED APPROACH, I'M PROMISING
  • 00:17:09.270 --> 00:17:12.150
  • YOU THIS IS GOING TO BE QUITE SOME CONFERENCE.
  • 00:17:12.170 --> 00:17:15.140
  • IT'S THAT SAME ATTITUDE THAT HAD LITTLE ZACCHEUS UP A TREE.
  • 00:17:15.160 --> 00:17:20.030
  • I MEAN, HERE WAS ZACCHEUS.
  • 00:17:20.050 --> 00:17:23.000
  • HE WAS NOT THE MOST LIKELY FOR JESUS TO WANT TO GO
  • 00:17:23.020 --> 00:17:25.240
  • TO HIS HOUSE.
  • 00:17:25.260 --> 00:17:27.140
  • HE WAS A TAX COLLECTOR.
  • 00:17:27.160 --> 00:17:30.280
  • IN BIBLE DAYS, TAX COLLECTORS WERE NOT NICE PEOPLE.
  • 00:17:31.000 --> 00:17:34.020
  • THEY WOULD STEAL YOUR MONEY.
  • 00:17:34.040 --> 00:17:35.170
  • THEY WERE CON MEN.
  • 00:17:35.190 --> 00:17:37.090
  • THEY WERE EXTORTERS.
  • 00:17:37.110 --> 00:17:39.230
  • THEY WOULD RIP YOU OFF AND SAY HERE IS THIS GUY, HE'S
  • 00:17:39.250 --> 00:17:41.120
  • OBVIOUSLY NOT THE MOST SPIRITUAL.
  • 00:17:41.140 --> 00:17:43.050
  • HE'S NOT THE VALEDICTORIAN.
  • 00:17:43.070 --> 00:17:44.240
  • HE'S NOT THE TOP STUDENT.
  • 00:17:44.260 --> 00:17:46.250
  • HE'S NOT THE MOST OBVIOUS, JUST SOME SHORT GUY.
  • 00:17:46.270 --> 00:17:49.090
  • BUT HE IS SO INQUIRING, SO INQUISITIVE, SO KIND OF
  • 00:17:49.110 --> 00:17:53.040
  • DESPERATE THAT HE GETS UP A TREE, AND JESUS SEES
  • 00:17:53.060 --> 00:17:57.080
  • SOMETHING IN THAT RECEPTIVE SPIRIT THAT ENABLES JESUS TO
  • 00:17:57.100 --> 00:18:01.010
  • WANT TO GO TO HIS HOUSE.
  • 00:18:01.030 --> 00:18:04.100
  • NOBODY ELSE'S HOUSE, JUST HIS HOUSE.
  • 00:18:04.120 --> 00:18:06.160
  • AND THAT'S WHAT RECEPTIVITY DOES.
  • 00:18:06.180 --> 00:18:09.040
  • IT OPENS DOORS FOR YOU YOU NEVER BELIEVE COULD BE OPENED.
  • 00:18:09.060 --> 00:18:11.090
  • IT'S THAT SAME ATTITUDE THAT HAD THOSE FOUR YOUNG MEN,
  • 00:18:11.110 --> 00:18:14.200
  • DESPERATE YOUNG MEN TAKE A PARALYZED FRIEND UP ONTO A
  • 00:18:14.220 --> 00:18:18.230
  • ROOF BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T GET IN BECAUSE THERE WERE
  • 00:18:18.250 --> 00:18:21.210
  • TOO MANY HUNGRY RECEPTIVE PEOPLE ON THE INSIDE, SO
  • 00:18:21.230 --> 00:18:24.110
  • THEY WENT UP THERE ONTO THAT ROOF, CUT A HOLE IN THE
  • 00:18:24.130 --> 00:18:26.090
  • ROOF, AND LORD THEIR FRIEND DOWN.
  • 00:18:26.110 --> 00:18:29.000
  • THAT'S THAT SAME DESPERATE HUNGRY --DO YOU REALIZE IN
  • 00:18:29.020 --> 00:18:33.100
  • YOUR CHURCH THAT IF WE HAD THAT KIND OF RECEPTIVITY,
  • 00:18:33.120 --> 00:18:36.030
  • JUST HOW POWERFUL IT COULD BE?
  • 00:18:36.050 --> 00:18:38.110
  • DO YOU REALIZE THAT IF WE COULD HAVE A CHURCH WHERE
  • 00:18:38.130 --> 00:18:41.010
  • YOU START AT 9 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING, AND EVERYONE
  • 00:18:41.030 --> 00:18:45.000
  • WHOSE COMING IS ALREADY IN THEIR SEAT, THEY'RE ALREADY
  • 00:18:45.020 --> 00:18:48.060
  • THERE, THE KIDS ARE ALREADY IN KID SONG?
  • 00:18:48.080 --> 00:18:50.210
  • I MEAN EVERYTHING IS READY, AND THEY SING AND THEY
  • 00:18:50.230 --> 00:18:54.060
  • PRAISE AND THEY GET IN THE WORD AND THEY TAKE NOTES,
  • 00:18:54.080 --> 00:18:56.270
  • AND THEY'RE THERE UNTIL THE VERY LAST MOMENT.
  • 00:18:56.290 --> 00:18:59.100
  • THE LAST THING THEY'RE WORRYING ABOUT IS GETTING
  • 00:18:59.120 --> 00:19:02.000
  • FIRST OUT OF THE CAR PARK.
  • 00:19:02.020 --> 00:19:03.260
  • CAN YOU IMAGINE THE MOVE OF THE SPIRIT IF EVERY CHURCH
  • 00:19:03.280 --> 00:19:06.060
  • IN AUSTRALIA THAT'S THE WAY IT WAS?
  • 00:19:06.080 --> 00:19:08.130
  • RECEPTIVITY, IT'S LIKE FAITH, IT OPENS DOORS FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:08.150 --> 00:19:11.030
  • IT'S A POWERFUL THING, AND I THINK MANY BELIEVERS LIVE
  • 00:19:11.050 --> 00:19:14.220
  • THEIR LIFE UNAWARE OF THE POTENTIAL OF JUST LIVING
  • 00:19:14.240 --> 00:19:18.140
  • YOUR LIFE WIDE EYED READY TO RESPOND, WANTING ALL
  • 00:19:18.160 --> 00:19:21.220
  • THAT GOD'S GOT.
  • 00:19:21.240 --> 00:19:24.040
  • AND I'M NOT SPEAKING AT YOU BECAUSE I CAN BE THE WORST.
  • 00:19:24.060 --> 00:19:26.170
  • I'VE BEEN GOING TO CHURCH 62 YEARS.
  • 00:19:26.190 --> 00:19:29.240
  • I WAS BORN INTO THE SALVATION ARMY.
  • 00:19:29.260 --> 00:19:32.080
  • BY THE AGE OF TWO I WAS A BAPTIST.
  • 00:19:32.100 --> 00:19:35.030
  • AT FIVE, MY FATHER WAS AN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD PASTOR.
  • 00:19:35.050 --> 00:19:39.020
  • I'VE BEEN GOING TO CHURCH A LONG, LONG TIME, AND I
  • 00:19:39.040 --> 00:19:42.190
  • WOULDN'T EVEN BEGIN TO IMAGINE HOW MANY CONFERENCES
  • 00:19:42.210 --> 00:19:45.060
  • AND MEETINGS AND MESSAGES THAT I HAVE HEARD.
  • 00:19:45.080 --> 00:19:48.110
  • I COULDN'T EVEN BEGIN TO IMAGINE ALL THE SERMONS, ALL
  • 00:19:48.130 --> 00:19:51.020
  • THE TEACHING, ALL THE MINISTRY THAT I'VE HEARD.
  • 00:19:51.040 --> 00:19:53.140
  • I KNOW HOW EASY IT IS TO JUST KIND OF JUST TAKE IT GO
  • 00:19:53.160 --> 00:19:56.040
  • FOR GRANTED, TO DRIFT OFF, TO GET CAUGHT UP AND
  • 00:19:56.060 --> 00:19:59.180
  • DISTRACTED SOMEWHERE, IN YOUR PHONE OR IN YOUR --I
  • 00:19:59.200 --> 00:20:02.120
  • KNOW HOW, SO I'M NOT PREACHING AT PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:02.140 --> 00:20:04.180
  • I JUST WANT THIS CONFERENCE TO BE ALL THAT GOD'S
  • 00:20:04.200 --> 00:20:06.150
  • CALLED IT TO BE.
  • 00:20:06.170 --> 00:20:08.210
  • THAT'S WHY I WANT TO STRETCH PEOPLE'S HEARTS AND
  • 00:20:08.230 --> 00:20:10.230
  • CHALLENGE YOU TOWARD RECEPTIVITY BECAUSE I KIND
  • 00:20:10.250 --> 00:20:12.270
  • OF FEEL GOD'S GOING TO DO A WHOLE LOT MORE IN US.
  • 00:20:12.290 --> 00:20:15.120
  • YOU KNOW, WE GOT THIS 8 AM SERVICE IN OUR CHURCH. 8 AM.
  • 00:20:15.140 --> 00:20:17.270
  • AND IT'S IN THE CHAPEL, AND IT'S NOT A
  • 00:20:17.290 --> 00:20:22.010
  • BOISTEROUS SERVICE.
  • 00:20:22.030 --> 00:20:24.040
  • IT'S MORE LIKE BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:20:24.060 --> 00:20:25.260
  • I LOVE GOING THERE.
  • 00:20:25.280 --> 00:20:27.270
  • I LOVE GOING THERE FOR A REASON, BUT IT'S A FUNNY
  • 00:20:27.290 --> 00:20:29.260
  • THING TO ME.
  • 00:20:29.280 --> 00:20:31.240
  • 8 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING THE PEOPLE GET THERE ON TIME AND
  • 00:20:31.260 --> 00:20:33.270
  • THEY PRETTY WELL STAY TO THE END.
  • 00:20:33.290 --> 00:20:36.010
  • YOU GET TO THE 9 O'CLOCK SERVICE AND PEOPLE COME IN A
  • 00:20:36.030 --> 00:20:39.010
  • LITTLE SLOWER AND THEY LOVE TO LEAVE IF YOU LET THEM A
  • 00:20:39.030 --> 00:20:41.100
  • LITTLE QUICKER.
  • 00:20:41.120 --> 00:20:43.190
  • YOU GET TO THE 11: 15 AM SERVICE, PEOPLE ARE STILL
  • 00:20:43.210 --> 00:20:45.180
  • COMING 30 MINUTES, 35 MINUTES, 40 MINUTES
  • 00:20:45.200 --> 00:20:47.120
  • AFTER WE STARTED.
  • 00:20:47.140 --> 00:20:50.160
  • SOMETIMES I'M PREACHING, AND PEOPLE ARE STILL COMING IN
  • 00:20:50.180 --> 00:20:52.190
  • UP THERE.
  • 00:20:52.210 --> 00:20:54.250
  • I'LL TELL YOU WHY I LOVE THE 8 AM SERVICE.
  • 00:20:54.270 --> 00:20:56.290
  • THERE'S A FEW REASONS.
  • 00:20:57.010 --> 00:20:58.260
  • ONE IS FOR A START IT'S SMALLER SO I CAN SEE WHOSE
  • 00:20:58.280 --> 00:21:01.090
  • THERE, AND I GET A BIG SHOCK.
  • 00:21:01.110 --> 00:21:03.160
  • I SEE PEOPLE THERE I THOUGHT WHO HAD LEFT THE
  • 00:21:03.180 --> 00:21:05.170
  • CHURCH YEARS AGO.
  • 00:21:05.190 --> 00:21:07.240
  • I THOUGHT THEY WERE LONG GONE.
  • 00:21:07.260 --> 00:21:09.160
  • SO NICE TO SEE THEM.
  • 00:21:09.180 --> 00:21:11.120
  • I THOUGHT SOME OF THEM HAD PASSED AWAY, AND TO SEE
  • 00:21:11.140 --> 00:21:13.220
  • THEY'RE STILL THERE IN CHURCH IT'S AWESOME.
  • 00:21:13.240 --> 00:21:16.050
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:21:16.070 --> 00:21:18.060
  • BUT I ALSO LOVE IT BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT NECESSARILY
  • 00:21:18.080 --> 00:21:20.080
  • STAND ON YOUR SEAT, JUMP UP AND DOWN AND SHOUT TYPE
  • 00:21:20.100 --> 00:21:22.120
  • PEOPLE, BUT THEY DO HAVE A HUNGER FOR THE WORD.
  • 00:21:22.140 --> 00:21:24.270
  • AND YOU KNOW IT'S A JOY AND A PRIVILEGE ONE OF OUR
  • 00:21:24.290 --> 00:21:27.180
  • SMALLER SERVICES BUT IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SERVICE BECAUSE OF
  • 00:21:27.200 --> 00:21:30.060
  • THE RECEPTIVE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE.
  • 00:21:30.080 --> 00:21:32.290
  • WE DO THESE WORSHIP TOURS.
  • 00:21:33.010 --> 00:21:34.260
  • WE'VE BEEN DOING THEM FOR YEARS.
  • 00:21:34.280 --> 00:21:37.010
  • WE DO THEM ALL AROUND THE WORLD INTO EUROPE, INTO
  • 00:21:37.030 --> 00:21:39.030
  • ASIA, OF COURSE UNITED STATES, AFRICA.
  • 00:21:39.050 --> 00:21:41.100
  • PRETTY WELL EVERYWHERE YOU CAN GO.
  • 00:21:41.120 --> 00:21:43.220
  • AND IT'S AN AMAZING THING BECAUSE THOSE NIGHTS YOU CAN
  • 00:21:43.240 --> 00:21:46.260
  • ALMOST TELL BEFORE THE NIGHT STARTS JUST WHAT KIND OF
  • 00:21:46.280 --> 00:21:50.270
  • NIGHT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE BECAUSE WE ALWAYS GET THEM
  • 00:21:50.290 --> 00:21:54.060
  • THERE, IN OTHER WORDS WE ALWAYS END WITH AN
  • 00:21:54.080 --> 00:21:56.150
  • INCREDIBLE ATMOSPHERE OF FAITH AND EVERYONE'S IS
  • 00:21:56.170 --> 00:21:58.220
  • LEANING IN AND THERE'S AN EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR.
  • 00:21:58.240 --> 00:22:01.110
  • BUT YOU KNOW THERE ARE SOME NIGHTS THAT BEFORE EVEN A
  • 00:22:01.130 --> 00:22:03.280
  • NOTE HAS BEEN PLAYED, PEOPLE ARE LINING UP.
  • 00:22:04.000 --> 00:22:07.060
  • THEY'RE CUEING.
  • 00:22:07.080 --> 00:22:09.010
  • YOU CAN HEAR THE CHATTER.
  • 00:22:09.030 --> 00:22:11.040
  • YOU CAN ACTUALLY SENSE THIS ANTICIPATION, AND EVERYBODY
  • 00:22:11.060 --> 00:22:13.100
  • IS JUST WAITING, AND THE MOMENT THE FIRST NOTE
  • 00:22:13.120 --> 00:22:16.010
  • STRIKES, SURE ENOUGH THOSE PEOPLE THEY ARE JUST INTO
  • 00:22:16.030 --> 00:22:18.140
  • THE THINGS OF GOD.
  • 00:22:18.160 --> 00:22:21.030
  • AND YOU CAN ALMOST TELL WHICH ARE GOING TO BE THE
  • 00:22:21.050 --> 00:22:23.170
  • BRILLIANT NIGHTS, AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF THE
  • 00:22:23.190 --> 00:22:25.230
  • EXCITEMENT AND THE RECEPTIVITY.
  • 00:22:25.250 --> 00:22:27.290
  • MAYBE YOU'VE BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME.
  • 00:22:28.010 --> 00:22:30.080
  • MAYBE YOU KIND OF GOT YOURSELF A BIT JADED.
  • 00:22:30.100 --> 00:22:32.190
  • MAYBE YOU JUST THINK, LOOK, I LOVE THE WORD AND I MEAN
  • 00:22:32.210 --> 00:22:35.260
  • TO LISTEN BUT SOMEHOW I JUST GET DISTRACTED.
  • 00:22:35.280 --> 00:22:38.110
  • IT'S MY FRIEND'S FAULT.
  • 00:22:38.130 --> 00:22:40.050
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:22:40.070 --> 00:22:42.170
  • MAYBE IT'S SOME OTHER THING.
  • 00:22:42.190 --> 00:22:44.220
  • BUT DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WIDE EYED.
  • 00:22:44.240 --> 00:22:47.020
  • BEING RECEPTIVE, BEING READY TO RESPOND.
  • 00:22:47.040 --> 00:22:49.030
  • THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE LITTLE VERSES HERE.
  • 00:22:49.050 --> 00:22:52.170
  • IT'S IN NEHEMIAH CHAPTER 8, VERSE 3 AND 8.
  • 00:22:52.190 --> 00:22:57.150
  • I LIKE IT BECAUSE OF THE IMAGERY, THE PICTURE IT PAINTS.
  • 00:22:57.170 --> 00:23:00.230
  • AND I'D LIKE YOU TO THINK ABOUT EZRA NOW.
  • 00:23:00.250 --> 00:23:03.090
  • THE BIBLE SAYS IN NEHEMIAH CHAPTER 8 VERSE 3, THAT EZRA
  • 00:23:03.110 --> 00:23:06.170
  • READ FROM THE BOOK, THE WORD OF THE LAW IN THE OPEN
  • 00:23:06.190 --> 00:23:11.170
  • SQUARE THAT WAS IN FRONT OF THE WATER GATE FROM MORNING
  • 00:23:11.190 --> 00:23:15.280
  • UNTIL MID DAY BEFORE, THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, THE MEN AND
  • 00:23:16.000 --> 00:23:19.240
  • WOMEN AND THOSE WHO COULD UNDERSTAND AND THE EARS,
  • 00:23:19.260 --> 00:23:23.020
  • THOSE WHO HAVE EARS, OF ALL THOSE PEOPLE WERE ATTENTIVE
  • 00:23:23.040 --> 00:23:30.040
  • TO THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:23:30.060 --> 00:23:32.040
  • SO IT SAYS VERSE 4.
  • 00:23:32.060 --> 00:23:34.110
  • SO EZRA, THE SCRIBE, STOOD ON A PLATFORM OF WOOD.
  • 00:23:34.130 --> 00:23:38.080
  • (STOMPING)
  • 00:23:38.100 --> 00:23:40.280
  • JUST LIKE THIS.
  • 00:23:41.000 --> 00:23:44.060
  • HE STOOD ON A PLATFORM OF WOOD WHICH THEY HAD MADE FOR
  • 00:23:44.080 --> 00:23:48.060
  • THE PURPOSE --IT GOES ON STARTS TELLING US A WHOLE
  • 00:23:48.080 --> 00:23:51.020
  • LOT OF THE PEOPLE THERE WERE THERE.
  • 00:23:51.040 --> 00:23:53.030
  • BUT LISTEN TO VERSE 5, IN VERSE 5 IT SAYS THAT EZRA
  • 00:23:53.050 --> 00:23:55.100
  • OPENED THE BOOK.
  • 00:23:55.120 --> 00:23:57.280
  • HE OPENED THE BOOK IN THE SIGHT OF ALL THE PEOPLE, FOR
  • 00:23:58.000 --> 00:24:01.110
  • HE WAS STANDING ABOVE ALL THE PEOPLE OBVIOUSLY ON A
  • 00:24:01.130 --> 00:24:05.290
  • PLATFORM JUST LIKE THIS ONE, AND WHEN HE OPENED IT, ALL
  • 00:24:06.010 --> 00:24:11.180
  • THE PEOPLE STOOD UP.
  • 00:24:11.200 --> 00:24:14.070
  • IT WAS A NATURAL RESPONSE, AND EZRA BLESSED THE LORD,
  • 00:24:14.090 --> 00:24:16.110
  • THE GREAT GOD.
  • 00:24:16.130 --> 00:24:19.020
  • AND THEN ALL THE PEOPLE SAY AMEN, AMEN WHILE LIFTING
  • 00:24:19.040 --> 00:24:22.010
  • UP THEIR HANDS, AND THEY BOWED THEIR HEADS AND
  • 00:24:22.030 --> 00:24:24.210
  • WORSHIPPED THE LORD WITH THEIR FACES TO THE GROUND.
  • 00:24:24.230 --> 00:24:27.220
  • CAN YOU THINK ABOUT THAT, THAT ATMOSPHERE
  • 00:24:27.240 --> 00:24:30.070
  • OF RECEPTIVITY?
  • 00:24:30.090 --> 00:24:32.070
  • THIS IS THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:24:32.090 --> 00:24:34.090
  • THIS IS THE LAW THAT'S BEING READ.
  • 00:24:34.110 --> 00:24:36.130
  • WE HAVE A BETTER COVENANT WITH BETTER PROMISES
  • 00:24:36.150 --> 00:24:38.160
  • AND BETTER HOPE.
  • 00:24:38.180 --> 00:24:41.020
  • WE'VE GOT SO MUCH MORE TO BE EXCITED ABOUT, BUT THESE
  • 00:24:41.040 --> 00:24:43.170
  • PEOPLE WERE SO RECEPTIVE, THEY WERE SO HUNGRY, THEY
  • 00:24:43.190 --> 00:24:46.090
  • WERE SO OPEN THAT THE MOMENT EZRA OPENED THE BOOK, THE
  • 00:24:46.110 --> 00:24:49.090
  • AUTOMATIC RESPONSE WAS EVERYBODY STOOD UP, AND AS
  • 00:24:49.110 --> 00:24:53.220
  • PEOPLE STOOD UP, THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THEY'VE
  • 00:24:53.240 --> 00:24:56.160
  • LIFTED THEIR HANDS IN THE AIR.
  • 00:24:56.180 --> 00:24:59.010
  • THEY ALL BEGAN TO SHOUT, AMEN! AMEN!
  • 00:24:59.030 --> 00:25:03.050
  • BEFORE THEY FELL TO THE GROUND AND WORSHIPPED THE LORD.
  • 00:25:03.070 --> 00:25:06.000
  • NOW, I COULD GET YOU ALL TO DO IT TONIGHT, BUT HEY, THIS
  • 00:25:06.020 --> 00:25:08.100
  • IS THE FIRST NIGHT OF CONFERENCE.
  • 00:25:08.120 --> 00:25:10.140
  • THIS IS THE QUIET CROWD.
  • 00:25:10.160 --> 00:25:12.250
  • THIS IS THE CROWD THAT'S STILL JUST CHECKING US ALL
  • 00:25:12.270 --> 00:25:15.030
  • OUT SO I'M NOT GOING TO TRY TO DO THAT WITH THIS.
  • 00:25:15.050 --> 00:25:18.120
  • (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
  • 00:25:18.140 --> 00:25:20.230
  • YOU SEE, REMEMBER IT, ALL EZRA HAD TO DO WAS OPEN THE BOOK.
  • 00:25:20.250 --> 00:25:23.010
  • THE MOMENT HE OPENED THE WORD, PEOPLE STOOD UP, PUT
  • 00:25:23.030 --> 00:25:25.190
  • THEIR HANDS IN THE AIR, SHOUTED AMEN, AMEN!
  • 00:25:25.210 --> 00:25:29.240
  • BEFORE THEY FELL TO THE GROUND AND WORSHIPPED GOD.
  • 00:25:29.260 --> 00:25:32.180
  • AND TO THINK ABOUT THAT, ALL EZRA HAD TO DO, ALL HE HAD
  • 00:25:32.200 --> 00:25:36.150
  • TO DO, ALL HE HAD TO DO, ALL HE HAD TO DO, ALL HE HAD TO
  • 00:25:36.170 --> 00:25:43.290
  • DO (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE), ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS
  • 00:25:44.010 --> 00:25:49.180
  • OPEN THE BOOK.
  • 00:25:49.200 --> 00:25:52.020
  • (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
  • 00:25:52.040 --> 00:26:01.220
  • AMEN! AMEN!
  • 00:26:01.240 --> 00:26:03.240
  • WITH THEIR HANDS IN THE AIR BEFORE THEY FELL TO THE
  • 00:26:03.260 --> 00:26:05.270
  • GROUND AND WORSHIPPED THE LORD.
  • 00:26:05.290 --> 00:26:07.260
  • AND ALL EZRA HAD TO DO WAS OPEN THE BOOK.
  • 00:26:07.280 --> 00:26:11.080
  • (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
  • 00:26:11.100 --> 00:26:14.010
  • THAT'S ALL HE HAD TO DO.
  • 00:26:14.030 --> 00:26:16.130
  • CAN YOU THINK ABOUT THAT MEETING?
  • 00:26:16.150 --> 00:26:18.040
  • SERIOUSLY.
  • 00:26:18.060 --> 00:26:20.060
  • I CAN'T HELP BUT THINK IMAGINE IF EVERY CHURCH IN
  • 00:26:20.080 --> 00:26:22.020
  • AUSTRALIA, EVERY DENOMINATION, EVERY KIND OF
  • 00:26:22.040 --> 00:26:23.290
  • CHURCH YOU CAN IMAGINE AND THE PASTOR GETS UP, HE'S
  • 00:26:24.010 --> 00:26:26.020
  • THERE READY TO PREACH TO THE SAME PEOPLE HE PREACHES TO
  • 00:26:26.040 --> 00:26:28.110
  • EVERY WEEK, AND SOMETHING DIFFERENT HAPPENS.
  • 00:26:28.130 --> 00:26:30.250
  • HERE IT IS IN HIS VERY CONSERVATIVE TRADITIONAL
  • 00:26:30.270 --> 00:26:32.260
  • CHURCH, AND HE OPENS THE BOOK AND AT THAT,
  • 00:26:32.280 --> 00:26:35.290
  • EVERYBODY STANDS UP.
  • 00:26:36.010 --> 00:26:38.100
  • EVERYBODY STARTS SHOUTING AMEN.
  • 00:26:38.120 --> 00:26:40.200
  • EVERYBODY HAS THEIR HANDS IN THE AIR BEFORE THEY FALL TO
  • 00:26:40.220 --> 00:26:43.020
  • THE GROUND AND WORSHIP GOD.
  • 00:26:43.040 --> 00:26:45.130
  • THE POOR OLD PASTOR WOULD HAVE A HEART ATTACK.
  • 00:26:45.150 --> 00:26:47.290
  • HE WOULDN'T BE READY FOR IT.
  • 00:26:48.010 --> 00:26:50.010
  • I MEAN, IT WOULD BE SUCH A BIG, BIG DEAL.
  • 00:26:50.030 --> 00:26:52.170
  • RECEPTIVITY BRINGS A MIGHTY MOVE OF THE SPIRIT.
  • 00:26:52.190 --> 00:26:55.270
  • IT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD CONFERENCE AND A LIFE
  • 00:26:55.290 --> 00:26:57.180
  • CHANGING CONFERENCE.
  • 00:26:57.200 --> 00:26:59.290
  • IT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEEING GOD TOUCH YOUR LIFE
  • 00:27:00.030 --> 00:27:02.140
  • TO A POINT OR LIVING YOUR LIFE CONSTANTLY SEEING THE
  • 00:27:02.160 --> 00:27:05.140
  • HOLY SPIRIT LEADING, GUIDING, OPENING NEW DOORS,
  • 00:27:05.160 --> 00:27:08.190
  • BRINGING AMAZING THINGS YOUR WAY.
  • 00:27:08.210 --> 00:27:11.080
  • YOU SEE, IF YOU'RE RECEPTIVE, LISTEN TO THIS
  • 00:27:11.100 --> 00:27:14.150
  • CAREFULLY, YOU WILL CHARGE THE ATMOSPHERE OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:27:14.170 --> 00:27:17.280
  • YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATMOSPHERE OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:27:18.000 --> 00:27:21.090
  • I KNOW AS A DAD I CAN CHANGE THE ATMOSPHERE OF MY HOME.
  • 00:27:21.110 --> 00:27:26.080
  • I KNOW AS A LEADER AND A PASTOR, I CAN CHANGE THE
  • 00:27:26.100 --> 00:27:29.260
  • ATMOSPHERE OF MY STAFF MEETING FOR BETTER OR FOR
  • 00:27:29.280 --> 00:27:33.060
  • WORSE, FOR RICHER OR FOR POORER.
  • 00:27:33.080 --> 00:27:36.110
  • AND SO IF WE ALL UNDERSTOOD THAT ABILITY THAT WE HAVE TO
  • 00:27:36.130 --> 00:27:39.290
  • BE WIDE EYED, TO OPEN OUR LIVES AND LIVE OUR LIVES
  • 00:27:40.010 --> 00:27:45.140
  • THAT WAY, IT COULD CHARGE THE ATMOSPHERE OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:27:45.160 --> 00:27:49.150
  • SAY YOU HAVE THAT SPIRIT WHERE ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN.
  • 00:27:49.170 --> 00:27:52.020
  • ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN.
  • 00:27:52.040 --> 00:27:54.280
  • AND IT PROBABLY WILL.
  • 00:27:55.000 --> 00:27:57.150
  • YOU KNOW, PASTORS COME BRING THE ATMOSPHERE ALL ON THEIR
  • 00:27:57.170 --> 00:28:02.290
  • OWN ON SUNDAY MORNING.
  • 00:28:03.010 --> 00:28:06.160
  • YOUR PASTOR AS GOOD A GUY AS HE IS AND AS PRAYED UP AS HE
  • 00:28:06.180 --> 00:28:09.060
  • IS OR THAT SHE IS AND NO MATTER HOW ANOINTED THEY
  • 00:28:09.080 --> 00:28:12.030
  • ARE, THEY CAN BRING THEIR BEST MESSAGE, THEY CAN TEACH
  • 00:28:12.050 --> 00:28:15.040
  • THEIR BEST TEACHING, THEY CAN COME IN SO READY, BUT
  • 00:28:15.060 --> 00:28:19.100
  • ULTIMATELY IT'S NOT JUST PASTORS AND IT'S NOT JUST
  • 00:28:19.120 --> 00:28:22.130
  • WORSHIP LEADERS THAT DETERMINE THE POWER
  • 00:28:22.150 --> 00:28:24.140
  • OF A MEETING.
  • 00:28:24.160 --> 00:28:26.210
  • OBVIOUSLY IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:28:26.230 --> 00:28:28.200
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
  • 00:28:28.220 --> 00:28:31.040
  • BUT IF YOU, THE PEOPLE, IF YOU COME READY, IF YOU COME
  • 00:28:31.060 --> 00:28:33.200
  • EXPECTANT, IF YOU COME WITH AN ENLARGED HEART, IF YOU
  • 00:28:33.220 --> 00:28:36.060
  • COME WIDE EYED LIKE A LITTLE CHILD, IF YOU COME READY TO
  • 00:28:36.080 --> 00:28:38.280
  • RECEIVE, QUICK TO RESPOND, JUST WANTING TO RECEIVE, YOU
  • 00:28:39.000 --> 00:28:41.270
  • WATCH WHAT GOD CAN DO IN THAT SERVICE.
  • 00:28:41.290 --> 00:28:44.240
  • YOU CAN MAKE YOUR CHURCH THE MOST POWERFUL, FAITH FILLED
  • 00:28:44.260 --> 00:28:48.090
  • CHURCH ON THE GLOBE.
  • 00:28:48.110 --> 00:28:53.270
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:28:53.290 --> 00:28:56.020
  • YOU CHARGE THE ATMOSPHERE.
  • 00:28:56.040 --> 00:28:58.200
  • DO YOU REALIZE YOU CAN MAKE YOUR PASTOR THE BEST
  • 00:28:58.220 --> 00:29:01.040
  • PREACHER IN THE WORLD?
  • 00:29:01.060 --> 00:29:04.020
  • YOU CAN MAKE YOUR PASTOR THE BEST PREACHER IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:29:04.040 --> 00:29:06.250
  • ALL THESE DIFFERENT PEOPLE, SOME OF THEM ARE, DEFINITELY
  • 00:29:06.270 --> 00:29:08.290
  • ALL OF THEM ARE, DEFINITELY WORLD CLASS SPEAKERS SO
  • 00:29:09.010 --> 00:29:10.230
  • THEY'RE THERE ALREADY, BUT I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW YOU
  • 00:29:10.250 --> 00:29:13.180
  • CAN MAKE THEM THE GREATEST PREACHERS IN THE WORLD, AND
  • 00:29:13.200 --> 00:29:16.080
  • IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF RECEPTIVITY.
  • 00:29:16.100 --> 00:29:18.230
  • IT'S INCREDIBLE THE DIFFERENCE YOU CAN MAKE.
  • 00:29:18.250 --> 00:29:20.260
  • I'VE SPOKEN IN PLACES WHERE THERE'S SUCH A CONTRAST.
  • 00:29:20.280 --> 00:29:23.220
  • YOU CAN SPEAK IN ONE PLACE.
  • 00:29:23.240 --> 00:29:26.060
  • YOU'VE GOT THE MESSAGE.
  • 00:29:26.080 --> 00:29:28.090
  • IT'S ALL READY, AND WHEN YOU SPEAK IT'S ALMOST LIKE THE
  • 00:29:28.110 --> 00:29:30.250
  • WORDS COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH AND GO KOOMPH!
  • 00:29:30.270 --> 00:29:33.080
  • DROP ON THE FLOOR.
  • 00:29:33.100 --> 00:29:36.020
  • IT'S JUST SO DISCOURAGING. YOU'VE PREPARED,
  • 00:29:36.040 --> 00:29:39.130
  • YOU'RE READY AND YOUR WORDS GO BOOM.
  • 00:29:39.150 --> 00:29:42.050
  • YOU CAN PREACH SOMEWHERE ELSE AND THE PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:29:42.070 --> 00:29:44.100
  • HUNGRY, THE PEOPLE ARE RECEPTIVE, PEOPLE WANT TO
  • 00:29:44.120 --> 00:29:46.200
  • RECEIVE, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY START DRAWING
  • 00:29:46.220 --> 00:29:49.120
  • IT OUT OF YOU, AND SUDDENLY YOU START
  • 00:29:49.140 --> 00:29:52.110
  • PREACHING IN A WAY YOU NEVER EVEN KNEW YOU COULD
  • 00:29:52.130 --> 00:29:54.080
  • PREACH. SUDDENLY, YOU FIND YOURSELF AND YOU'RE
  • 00:29:54.100 --> 00:29:56.260
  • STARTING TO HEAR THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:29:56.280 --> 00:29:58.230
  • ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU BECOME MORE ELOQUENT,
  • 00:29:58.250 --> 00:30:01.120
  • SUDDENLY THINGS COME BACK TO YOUR MIND THAT
  • 00:30:01.140 --> 00:30:03.100
  • YOU'VE FORGOT THAT YOU EVEN KNEW.
  • 00:30:03.120 --> 00:30:05.050
  • SUDDENLY YOU SENSE THIS SENSE OF GOD'S PRESENCE,
  • 00:30:05.070 --> 00:30:08.260
  • AND YOU START PREACHING IN A WAY YOU GET INTO THE
  • 00:30:08.280 --> 00:30:11.220
  • SLIP STREAM, YOU GET IN THERE, YOU CAN MAKE YOUR
  • 00:30:11.240 --> 00:30:14.190
  • PASTOR THE BEST PREACHER IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:30:14.210 --> 00:30:18.050
  • IT'S AMAZING WHEN PEOPLE PULL IT OUT OF YOU.
  • 00:30:18.070 --> 00:30:20.270
  • IT'S SO DISCOURAGING WHEN YOU PREACH THE SAME
  • 00:30:20.290 --> 00:30:23.030
  • MESSAGE WITH THE SAME APPLICATION AND EVEN THE
  • 00:30:23.050 --> 00:30:27.030
  • SAME JOKES SOMEWHERE ELSE, AND IT GOES BOOM...
  • 00:30:27.050 --> 00:30:31.110
  • HITS THE FLOOR.
  • 00:30:31.130 --> 00:30:33.160
  • THANK GOD HILLSONG CONFERENCE IS NOT THAT CONFERENCE.
  • 00:30:33.180 --> 00:30:36.150
  • THANK GOD HILLSONG CONFERENCE IS FILLED WITH
  • 00:30:36.170 --> 00:30:39.050
  • RECEPTIVE PEOPLE, HUNGRY PEOPLE, READY TO RECEIVE,
  • 00:30:39.070 --> 00:30:42.120
  • BECAUSE IF YOU COME INTO THIS CONFERENCE, AND YOU
  • 00:30:42.140 --> 00:30:44.270
  • MAYBE EVEN PUT THE PHONE AWAY, AND YOU GET
  • 00:30:44.290 --> 00:30:47.000
  • YOURSELF A NOTEBOOK AND A PEN AND A PAPER, AND YOU
  • 00:30:47.020 --> 00:30:49.190
  • GO OLD SCHOOL, AND YOU GET RID OF ALL OF THE
  • 00:30:49.210 --> 00:30:52.010
  • DISTRACTIONS, AND YOU REALLY BELIEVE GOD IS
  • 00:30:52.030 --> 00:30:54.130
  • GONNA SPEAK TO YOU, YOU JUST WATCH WHAT CAN
  • 00:30:54.150 --> 00:30:56.210
  • HAPPEN THROUGH THESE SESSIONS IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:30:56.230 --> 00:30:59.250
  • LET'S TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ATMOSPHERE
  • 00:30:59.270 --> 00:31:02.130
  • IN OUR CHURCH. LET'S TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE
  • 00:31:02.150 --> 00:31:05.040
  • ATMOSPHERE IN OUR HOMES.
  • 00:31:05.060 --> 00:31:06.280
  • LET'S TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ATMOSPHERE IN OUR
  • 00:31:07.000 --> 00:31:10.250
  • LIVES. AMEN. LET'S DO THAT.
  • 00:31:10.270 --> 00:31:14.260
  • MY WIFE GAVE HER LIFE TO CHRIST, SHE WAS ONLY 15.
  • 00:31:18.220 --> 00:31:22.260
  • IT WAS IN AUCKLAND IN NEW ZEALAND WHERE BOBBIE
  • 00:31:22.280 --> 00:31:25.130
  • AND I BOTH GREW UP.
  • 00:31:25.150 --> 00:31:28.270
  • NEW ZEALAND IS A GOOD PLACE TO COME FROM.
  • 00:31:28.290 --> 00:31:31.090
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:31:31.110 --> 00:31:37.070
  • WHEN MY WIFE GAVE HER LIFE TO CHRIST, IT WAS IN
  • 00:31:37.090 --> 00:31:39.110
  • THE AUCKLAND TOWN HALL.
  • 00:31:39.130 --> 00:31:42.170
  • 1972. SHE WAS A YOUNG GIRL, AND HER FATHER HAD PASSED
  • 00:31:42.190 --> 00:31:47.170
  • AWAY, SO SHE WAS VERY UNHAPPY AND KIND OF
  • 00:31:47.190 --> 00:31:51.220
  • HEARTBROKEN, AND A FRIEND FROM SCHOOL TOOK HER
  • 00:31:51.240 --> 00:31:54.110
  • ALONG TO THIS MEETING, AND THIS HAD BEEN A
  • 00:31:54.130 --> 00:31:57.190
  • MODERATE SIZED CHURCH, CHARISMATIC CHURCH, RIGHT
  • 00:31:57.210 --> 00:32:02.160
  • UP THE TOP OF QUEEN STREET, FOR ANYONE WHO
  • 00:32:02.180 --> 00:32:04.090
  • KNOWS AUCKLAND AND NEW ZEALAND.
  • 00:32:04.110 --> 00:32:06.180
  • AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, THE HOLY SPIRIT BROKE OUT.
  • 00:32:06.200 --> 00:32:09.260
  • ALL THESE YOUNG PEOPLE STARTED TO GET SAVED,
  • 00:32:09.280 --> 00:32:12.060
  • INCREDIBLE THINGS STARTED HAPPENING.
  • 00:32:12.080 --> 00:32:13.270
  • IT'S LIKE A JESUS REVOLUTION IN NEW ZEALAND.
  • 00:32:13.290 --> 00:32:17.060
  • PEOPLE WERE COMING IN HIGH AND GETTING SAVED,
  • 00:32:17.080 --> 00:32:20.100
  • AND HIPPIES, AND ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE, AND MEMBERS
  • 00:32:20.120 --> 00:32:23.090
  • WERE SO BUSY THAT THEY TOOK OVER THE TOWN HALL.
  • 00:32:23.110 --> 00:32:26.210
  • IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE THE TOWN HALL WAS TOO SMALL
  • 00:32:26.230 --> 00:32:29.210
  • FOR WHAT WAS HAPPENING.
  • 00:32:29.230 --> 00:32:30.250
  • THEY WERE HAVING MULTIPLE SERVICES.
  • 00:32:30.270 --> 00:32:32.060
  • YOU'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND IN NEW ZEALAND IN 1972,
  • 00:32:32.080 --> 00:32:35.210
  • THIS HAD NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE.
  • 00:32:35.230 --> 00:32:37.290
  • I THINK A BIG CHURCH THEN WOULD HAVE BEEN 300 OR
  • 00:32:38.010 --> 00:32:40.100
  • 400 PEOPLE IN NEW ZEALAND. THAT WOULD BE TOPS.
  • 00:32:40.120 --> 00:32:42.210
  • AND THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN MY FATHER'S CHURCH,
  • 00:32:42.230 --> 00:32:44.240
  • BUT THIS WAS A WHOLE DIFFERENT LEVEL.
  • 00:32:44.260 --> 00:32:46.200
  • AND THAT MOVE OF THE SPIRIT MADE ITS WAY RIGHT
  • 00:32:46.220 --> 00:32:49.140
  • THROUGH NEW ZEALAND.
  • 00:32:49.160 --> 00:32:51.000
  • PASTOR PHIL PRINGLE WHO IS HERE, GIVE HIM A BIG
  • 00:32:51.020 --> 00:32:54.010
  • WELCOME. PASTOR PHIL PRINGLE AND HIS WIFE CHRISTINE.
  • 00:32:54.030 --> 00:32:58.080
  • THEY WERE PART OF THAT.
  • 00:32:58.100 --> 00:32:59.210
  • THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES TO JESUS IN CHRIST CHURCH.
  • 00:32:59.230 --> 00:33:02.080
  • THEY WERE LIKE STUDENT LEADERS.
  • 00:33:02.100 --> 00:33:04.050
  • THEY WERE BIG LEADERS IN THAT SAME JESUS
  • 00:33:04.070 --> 00:33:06.140
  • REVOLUTION, THAT SAME MOVE OF THE SPIRIT.
  • 00:33:06.160 --> 00:33:09.020
  • BUT WHAT WAS AMAZING ABOUT IT WAS
  • 00:33:09.040 --> 00:33:10.240
  • JUST THE ANTICIPATION.
  • 00:33:10.260 --> 00:33:13.030
  • I MEAN, I WAS YOUTH PASTOR OR YOUTH LEADER IN
  • 00:33:13.050 --> 00:33:16.070
  • A LITTLE SUBURBAN CHURCH IN AUCKLAND BUT BOBBIE,
  • 00:33:16.090 --> 00:33:19.130
  • THE GIRL OF MY DREAMS, SHE WENT TO THIS BIG
  • 00:33:19.150 --> 00:33:22.160
  • CHURCH WHERE SHE HAD GOT SAVED AND I'D GET IN
  • 00:33:22.180 --> 00:33:25.250
  • THERE AS OFTEN AS I COULD FOR TWO REASONS.
  • 00:33:25.270 --> 00:33:29.050
  • ONE OF THE THEM WAS BECAUSE SHE WAS THERE.
  • 00:33:29.070 --> 00:33:34.040
  • AND WHEN YOU LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND, IF YOU SEE A
  • 00:33:34.060 --> 00:33:36.170
  • PRETTY GIRL, YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE HER UP BECAUSE--
  • 00:33:36.190 --> 00:33:39.150
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:33:39.170 --> 00:33:47.240
  • THE OTHER REASON-- [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:33:47.260 --> 00:33:51.030
  • I FORGOT THE OTHER REASON.
  • 00:33:51.050 --> 00:33:52.120
  • THE OTHER REASON WAS THE ATMOSPHERE WAS SO ALIVE,
  • 00:33:52.140 --> 00:33:55.240
  • JUST SO AMAZING, SO I WOULD SNEAK IN THERE AND
  • 00:33:55.260 --> 00:33:58.160
  • THIS IS THE FUNNY THING ABOUT IT, IT WASN'T A
  • 00:33:58.180 --> 00:34:00.090
  • BOISTEROUS CHURCH AS ALL.
  • 00:34:00.110 --> 00:34:02.110
  • SOME WOULD CALL IT BORING. THE MUSIC WASN'T
  • 00:34:02.130 --> 00:34:05.290
  • BOISTEROUS, IT WAS LIKE PRETTY.
  • 00:34:06.010 --> 00:34:07.230
  • IT'S THE KIND OF MUSIC WE WOULD HAVE IN OUR
  • 00:34:07.250 --> 00:34:09.140
  • CHAPEL SERVICE, ACOUSTIC.
  • 00:34:09.160 --> 00:34:11.080
  • NOT NECESSARILY TOO CONSERVATIVE BUT PRETTY.
  • 00:34:11.100 --> 00:34:14.250
  • AND THEN THE PASTOR, I MEAN HE WOULD TEACH
  • 00:34:14.270 --> 00:34:17.210
  • AND HE ALWAYS TAUGHT ABOUT END TIMES,
  • 00:34:17.230 --> 00:34:20.030
  • AND IT WAS ALWAYS MONOTONE.
  • 00:34:20.050 --> 00:34:22.220
  • HE WOULD START LIKE THIS, THE LORD'S BEEN WAKING ME
  • 00:34:22.240 --> 00:34:25.230
  • UP AT NIGHTS AND SHOWN SEVERAL SCRIPTURES
  • 00:34:25.250 --> 00:34:27.230
  • I'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS MORNING.
  • 00:34:27.250 --> 00:34:30.040
  • IF YOU WOULD, TURN WITH ME TO THE BOOK OF
  • 00:34:30.060 --> 00:34:31.150
  • REVELATION, PRAISE GOD.
  • 00:34:31.170 --> 00:34:34.270
  • AND THAT'S AS EXCITING AS IT GOT.
  • 00:34:34.290 --> 00:34:37.140
  • AND YET THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE PLACE BECAUSE PEOPLE
  • 00:34:37.160 --> 00:34:40.260
  • WERE RECEPTIVE, BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE HUNGRY.
  • 00:34:40.280 --> 00:34:43.100
  • YOU CAN CREATE REVIVAL.
  • 00:34:43.120 --> 00:34:45.020
  • YOU CAN CREATE A MOVE OF THE SPIRIT.
  • 00:34:45.040 --> 00:34:46.240
  • YOU CAN MAKE YOUR CHURCH A FAITHFUL CHURCH.
  • 00:34:46.260 --> 00:34:49.100
  • YOU CAN MAKE YOUR CHURCH.
  • 00:34:49.120 --> 00:34:50.290
  • YOU CAN MAKE YOUR PASTOR A GREAT PREACHER.
  • 00:34:51.010 --> 00:34:53.060
  • YOU CAN MAKE YOUR WORSHIP TEAM RISE TO NEW LEVELS.
  • 00:34:53.080 --> 00:34:56.180
  • YOU CAN SUDDENLY MAKE YOUR WORSHIP TEAM
  • 00:34:56.200 --> 00:34:59.030
  • START SEEING THINGS PROPHETICALLY AND WRITING
  • 00:34:59.050 --> 00:35:01.110
  • OUT OF A PROPHETIC GIFT RATHER THAN A SONGWRITING
  • 00:35:01.130 --> 00:35:04.050
  • GIFT BECAUSE RECEPTIVITY CHARGES THE ATMOSPHERE.
  • 00:35:04.070 --> 00:35:08.240
  • IT LITERALLY CHANGES THINGS, AND IT MAKES
  • 00:35:08.260 --> 00:35:11.130
  • A GREAT DIFFERENCE. IF YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE
  • 00:35:11.150 --> 00:35:13.240
  • IN A RECEPTIVE WAY, IT WILL OPEN DOORS TO YOU.
  • 00:35:13.260 --> 00:35:17.180
  • IT WILL OPEN DOORS TO YOU.
  • 00:35:17.200 --> 00:35:19.140
  • I TALKED ABOUT ZACHEUS.
  • 00:35:19.160 --> 00:35:21.090
  • I TALKED ABOUT HOW HE GOT HIMSELF UP THAT TREE AND
  • 00:35:21.110 --> 00:35:23.240
  • IT OPENED A DOOR FOR HIM.
  • 00:35:23.260 --> 00:35:25.260
  • JESUS, OUT OF ALL OF THE CROWDS, ONLY CHOSE
  • 00:35:25.280 --> 00:35:28.040
  • ZACHEUS TO GO TO HIS HOUSE.
  • 00:35:28.060 --> 00:35:30.090
  • THAT DESPERATE SPIRIT HE HAD OPENED THAT DOOR.
  • 00:35:30.110 --> 00:35:33.210
  • I KNOW ONE TIME A LONG TIME AGO, WHEN WE USED TO
  • 00:35:33.230 --> 00:35:36.220
  • HAVE STREET OUTREACHES, WE'D GO OUT ON A FRIDAY
  • 00:35:36.240 --> 00:35:39.240
  • NIGHT ON THE SIDE OF THE STREET, MAYBE SOMETIMES
  • 00:35:39.260 --> 00:35:42.200
  • AT KING'S CROSS IF YOU COME FROM SYDNEY OR
  • 00:35:42.220 --> 00:35:44.270
  • WHEREVER, AND WE WOULD PREACH.
  • 00:35:44.290 --> 00:35:47.290
  • WE'D JUST PREACH TO THE PEOPLE WALKING PAST.
  • 00:35:48.010 --> 00:35:50.040
  • YOU'D OFTEN GET EGGS THROWN AT YOU AND SO ON,
  • 00:35:50.060 --> 00:35:52.120
  • BUT WE WERE JUST SHOUTING, SCREAMING,
  • 00:35:52.140 --> 00:35:53.270
  • PREACH HELLFIRE AND BRIMSTONE.
  • 00:35:53.290 --> 00:35:56.180
  • AND ONE TIME WE WERE IN A BIG SUBURB HERE CALLED
  • 00:35:56.200 --> 00:35:59.190
  • MANLY, AND ONE GUY WAS SPEAKING, AND HE WAS
  • 00:35:59.210 --> 00:36:03.230
  • TALKING ABOUT-- HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:36:03.250 --> 00:36:06.110
  • ZACHEUS UP IN THE TREE, BUT HE KEPT ON TALKING
  • 00:36:06.130 --> 00:36:10.090
  • ABOUT NICODEMUS UP THE TREE.
  • 00:36:10.110 --> 00:36:12.290
  • AND SO THE MORE HE WENT ON ABOUT NICODEMUS UP THE
  • 00:36:13.010 --> 00:36:15.230
  • TREE, EVEN THE NON BELIEVERS, THE
  • 00:36:15.250 --> 00:36:18.230
  • UNCHURCHED, EVEN THE PEOPLE KNEW THE ZACHEUS
  • 00:36:18.250 --> 00:36:21.070
  • STORY. THEY WERE ALL LAUGHING AT HIM BECAUSE
  • 00:36:21.090 --> 00:36:24.030
  • HE KEPT ON TALKING ABOUT NICODEMUS UP THE TREE.
  • 00:36:24.050 --> 00:36:28.110
  • I WAS GETTING SO FRUSTRATED, SO FLUSTERED
  • 00:36:28.130 --> 00:36:31.050
  • AND SO EMBARRASSED, SWEAT COMING OUT ON MY
  • 00:36:31.070 --> 00:36:33.030
  • FOREHEAD, I THOUGHT I BETTER DO SOMETHING ABOUT
  • 00:36:33.050 --> 00:36:35.030
  • THIS. I'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING.
  • 00:36:35.050 --> 00:36:37.060
  • SO I TRIED TO CORRECT HIM.
  • 00:36:37.080 --> 00:36:38.210
  • I SAID NOT NICODEMUS, LAZARUS!
  • 00:36:38.230 --> 00:36:42.020
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:36:42.040 --> 00:36:46.060
  • TRUE STORY.
  • 00:36:46.080 --> 00:36:51.180
  • BUT HIS HUNGER OPENED DOORS FOR HIM.
  • 00:36:51.200 --> 00:36:55.020
  • REVELATION 3:8, JESUS SAID I KNOW YOUR WORKS,
  • 00:36:55.040 --> 00:36:58.290
  • SEE I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU AN OPEN DOOR.
  • 00:36:59.010 --> 00:37:02.070
  • I BELIEVE GOD WANTS TO NOT CLOSE DOORS, OPEN DOORS.
  • 00:37:02.090 --> 00:37:06.150
  • I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU AN OPEN DOOR, LISTEN TO IT,
  • 00:37:06.170 --> 00:37:10.190
  • AND NO ONE CAN SHUT IT, FOR IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE
  • 00:37:10.210 --> 00:37:13.230
  • STRENGTH, IT'S LITERALLY THOUGH YOU HAVE LITTLE
  • 00:37:13.250 --> 00:37:16.030
  • STRENGTH, YOU HAVE KEPT MY WORD AND HAVE
  • 00:37:16.050 --> 00:37:18.220
  • NOT DENIED MY NAME.
  • 00:37:18.240 --> 00:37:21.060
  • CAN I TELL YOU, IF YOU DO LIVE YOUR LIFE WIDE EYED,
  • 00:37:21.080 --> 00:37:24.010
  • RECEPTIVE, IF YOU DO HAVE THAT HUNGER, I WILL
  • 00:37:24.030 --> 00:37:26.130
  • PROMISE YOU DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU.
  • 00:37:26.150 --> 00:37:28.250
  • IF I'M GONNA EMPLOY SOMEBODY AND I SEE
  • 00:37:28.270 --> 00:37:31.060
  • SOMEBODY WHO IS ALREADY SERVING AS A VOLUNTEER,
  • 00:37:31.080 --> 00:37:34.100
  • THEY ARE ALREADY SO RECEPTIVE THAT THEY WANT
  • 00:37:34.120 --> 00:37:36.230
  • TO PUT IN AND DO SOMETHING IN CHURCH LIFE,
  • 00:37:36.250 --> 00:37:39.040
  • AND SO THEY'RE GIVING OF THEIR TIME WITHOUT EVEN
  • 00:37:39.060 --> 00:37:41.110
  • BEING PAID FOR IT.
  • 00:37:41.130 --> 00:37:42.230
  • I WILL TELL YOU NOW, IF I'M GOING TO EMPLOY
  • 00:37:42.250 --> 00:37:44.090
  • SOMEONE, THAT'S THE PERSON I'M GONNA BE
  • 00:37:44.110 --> 00:37:46.140
  • EMPLOYING BECAUSE RECEPTIVITY OPENS DOOR FOR YOU.
  • 00:37:46.160 --> 00:37:50.160
  • ARE YOU LIVING YOUR LIFE RECEPTIVE?
  • 00:37:50.180 --> 00:37:52.160
  • THERE'S NO ROOM FOR MEDIOCRITY, NO ROOM FOR
  • 00:37:52.180 --> 00:37:55.030
  • STATUS QUO, NO ROOM FOR JUST SORT OF GOING WITH
  • 00:37:55.050 --> 00:37:57.270
  • THE FLOW, GOING WITH THE FLOW.
  • 00:37:57.290 --> 00:38:00.120
  • IF YOU GO WITH THE FLOW, YOU'LL END UP GOING TO
  • 00:38:00.140 --> 00:38:02.170
  • THE GO WITH THE FLOW CHURCH, AND A GO WITH THE
  • 00:38:02.190 --> 00:38:05.180
  • FLOW CHURCH NEVER EVER SEEMS TO BREAK THROUGH,
  • 00:38:05.200 --> 00:38:08.260
  • IT NEVER EVER SEEMS TO GET THAT ATMOSPHERE,
  • 00:38:08.280 --> 00:38:11.070
  • THAT ENVIRONMENT WHERE ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN
  • 00:38:11.090 --> 00:38:13.220
  • AND IT PROBABLY WILL. LET'S NOT BE PEOPLE
  • 00:38:13.240 --> 00:38:16.080
  • WHO ARE PASTORING THOSE KIND OF CHURCHES.
  • 00:38:16.100 --> 00:38:18.100
  • LET'S BE SURE WE OURSELVES ARE RECEPTIVE,
  • 00:38:18.120 --> 00:38:22.020
  • THAT WE ARE RECEPTIVE IN OUR OWN LIVES.
  • 00:38:22.040 --> 00:38:25.250
  • IF YOU LIVE RECEPTIVE, IT WILL OPEN DOORS, OPEN
  • 00:38:25.270 --> 00:38:28.020
  • DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY, OPEN DOORS IN LIFE
  • 00:38:28.040 --> 00:38:30.070
  • BECAUSE IF YOU ARE WIDE EYED, IF YOU LIVE YOUR
  • 00:38:30.090 --> 00:38:33.110
  • LIFE LIKE THAT, IF YOU HAVE THAT READINESS
  • 00:38:33.130 --> 00:38:36.010
  • TO RESPOND, DON'T UNDER ESTIMATE.
  • 00:38:36.030 --> 00:38:38.000
  • YOU MAY THINK THIS IS A PRETTY SIMPLE MESSAGE,
  • 00:38:38.020 --> 00:38:39.280
  • BUT IT'S A PROFOUNDLY SIMPLE TRUTH IS WHAT IT
  • 00:38:40.000 --> 00:38:42.000
  • IS, BECAUSE TOO MANY PEOPLE, THEY DON'T
  • 00:38:42.020 --> 00:38:44.190
  • UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH FAMILIARITY IS HURTING THEM.
  • 00:38:44.210 --> 00:38:47.200
  • THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH JUST GOING WITH THE
  • 00:38:47.220 --> 00:38:49.200
  • FLOW IS HURTING THEM.
  • 00:38:49.220 --> 00:38:51.150
  • HEY, MAYBE YOU WOULD SHOCK EVERYBODY BY BEING
  • 00:38:51.170 --> 00:38:54.170
  • THERE THE EARLIEST NEXT WEEK, AND GET YOURSELF A
  • 00:38:54.190 --> 00:38:57.080
  • SEAT ON THE FRONT ROW.
  • 00:38:57.100 --> 00:38:58.270
  • CHUCK THE PASTOR'S OFF THE ROW, TELL THEM THEY
  • 00:38:58.290 --> 00:39:01.060
  • ARE HOGS, THEY NEED TO SIT BACK A BIT AND TAKE
  • 00:39:01.080 --> 00:39:03.140
  • ONE OF THOSE FRONT ROW SEATS.
  • 00:39:03.160 --> 00:39:05.140
  • GET THERE NICE AND EARLY, SING LOUDER THAN
  • 00:39:05.160 --> 00:39:07.120
  • EVERYBODY ELSE, SING LOUDER THAN YOU WOULD
  • 00:39:07.140 --> 00:39:09.120
  • EVER SING IN THE SHOWER.
  • 00:39:09.140 --> 00:39:11.020
  • SING SO LOUD THAT YOU EMPTY THE PLACE OUT.
  • 00:39:11.040 --> 00:39:15.160
  • YOU KNOW, AND IF YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE RECEPTIVE, YOUR
  • 00:39:15.180 --> 00:39:21.130
  • DESIRE WILL BE GREATER THAN THE OBSTACLES.
  • 00:39:21.150 --> 00:39:25.050
  • THERE'S ALWAYS A LOT OF OBSTACLES WHEN IT
  • 00:39:25.070 --> 00:39:26.120
  • COMES TO SERVING GOD.
  • 00:39:26.140 --> 00:39:28.150
  • WHAT ABOUT BLIND BARTIMAEUS?
  • 00:39:28.170 --> 00:39:30.230
  • BLIND BARTIMAEUS, HE'S IN THE CROWD AND JESUS IS
  • 00:39:30.250 --> 00:39:34.020
  • THERE. HE'S BLIND. HE CAN'T SEE, SO HE SHOUTS.
  • 00:39:34.040 --> 00:39:36.230
  • HE STARTS SHOUTING JESUS, SON OF DAVID,
  • 00:39:36.250 --> 00:39:38.290
  • HAVE MERCY ON ME!
  • 00:39:39.010 --> 00:39:40.280
  • AND ALL OF THE CROWD, THEY WERE TELLING HIM TO SHUT UP.
  • 00:39:41.000 --> 00:39:43.250
  • THEY TRIED TO SILENCE AND QUIET HIM.
  • 00:39:43.270 --> 00:39:46.030
  • THE MORE THEY TRIED, THE MORE HE CRIED JESUS,
  • 00:39:46.050 --> 00:39:49.140
  • SON OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY ON ME!
  • 00:39:49.160 --> 00:39:53.240
  • HOW DO YOU THINK JESUS RESPONDED TO THAT
  • 00:39:53.260 --> 00:39:55.140
  • KIND OF HUNGRY HEART?
  • 00:39:55.160 --> 00:39:57.050
  • HOW DO YOU THINK JESUS RESPONDED TO THAT KIND OF
  • 00:39:57.070 --> 00:39:59.170
  • RECEPTIVITY? THERE WAS ALL SORTS OF OBSTACLES
  • 00:39:59.190 --> 00:40:02.140
  • INCLUDING CYNICS AND PEOPLE AROUND HIM WHO
  • 00:40:02.160 --> 00:40:04.210
  • DIDN'T WANT HIM TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD.
  • 00:40:04.230 --> 00:40:07.020
  • I'VE LEARNED IN LIFE THAT IF YOU REALLY GENUINELY
  • 00:40:07.040 --> 00:40:11.100
  • LIVE YOUR LIFE RECEPTIVE, YOUR DESIRE WILL BE
  • 00:40:11.120 --> 00:40:14.030
  • GREATER THAN THE OBSTACLES.
  • 00:40:14.050 --> 00:40:15.250
  • I ASKED PEOPLE HERE TONIGHT EARLIER, I SAID
  • 00:40:15.270 --> 00:40:18.010
  • HOW MANY PEOPLE TO GET HERE ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE?
  • 00:40:18.030 --> 00:40:21.220
  • HOW MANY FOR YOU TO GET HERE YOU HAD TO REALLY
  • 00:40:21.240 --> 00:40:23.240
  • STEP UP AND MAYBE OVERCOME EVERY CHALLENGE
  • 00:40:23.260 --> 00:40:26.100
  • YOU CAN IMAGINE?
  • 00:40:26.120 --> 00:40:28.010
  • BUT THAT DESIRE OVERCOMING THE OBSTACLES,
  • 00:40:28.030 --> 00:40:30.180
  • THAT KIND OF RECEPTIVITY IS EXACTLY WHY GOD'S
  • 00:40:30.200 --> 00:40:33.270
  • GONNA DO SOMETHING POWERFUL OVER THE NEXT
  • 00:40:33.290 --> 00:40:36.070
  • FEW NIGHTS HERE IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:40:36.090 --> 00:40:39.000
  • TO ME, IT'S SAD.
  • 00:40:39.020 --> 00:40:40.160
  • IT'S SAD THAT OFTEN IT'S ONLY WHEN WE'RE IN OUR
  • 00:40:40.180 --> 00:40:44.090
  • WORST TIME OR MOST DESPERATE, OUR HEART'S
  • 00:40:44.110 --> 00:40:46.110
  • BEEN BROKEN, WE'RE IN PAIN, OUR FINANCES ARE A
  • 00:40:46.130 --> 00:40:48.160
  • MESS, SUDDENLY THEN PEOPLE GET DESPERATE WITH GOD.
  • 00:40:48.180 --> 00:40:52.210
  • AND IT'S AMAZING HOW SUDDENLY WE START HEARING
  • 00:40:52.230 --> 00:40:54.200
  • GOD, AND EVERY VERSE WE READ, WE SEE HIM THERE.
  • 00:40:54.220 --> 00:40:58.080
  • EVERYTHING THAT PEOPLE SAY, WE SEE IT THERE.
  • 00:40:58.100 --> 00:41:00.190
  • IT'S SAD THAT SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO BE AT ROCK
  • 00:41:00.210 --> 00:41:03.160
  • BOTTOM TO GET THAT KIND OF HUNGER FOR GOD.
  • 00:41:03.180 --> 00:41:06.110
  • IF WE COULD LIVE OUR LIVES THAT WAY, IF WE
  • 00:41:06.130 --> 00:41:08.220
  • COULD LIVE WITH THAT HEART, WITH THAT
  • 00:41:08.240 --> 00:41:10.260
  • THINKING, EVEN IF YOU'RE A PASTOR, YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:41:10.280 --> 00:41:13.090
  • A PASTOR 30 YEARS, 35 YEARS, 40 YEARS,
  • 00:41:13.110 --> 00:41:15.220
  • I DON'T CARE.
  • 00:41:15.240 --> 00:41:17.150
  • THE TRUTH IS FOR US OLDER PEOPLE, AND I PUT MYSELF
  • 00:41:17.170 --> 00:41:20.230
  • AS AN OLDER PERSON EVEN THOUGH I REALLY DON'T
  • 00:41:20.250 --> 00:41:22.250
  • FEEL OLDER IN THE INSIDE, BUT US OLDER PEOPLE, IT
  • 00:41:22.270 --> 00:41:25.290
  • GETS HARDER. IT GETS HARDER NOT EASIER.
  • 00:41:26.010 --> 00:41:28.260
  • IT'S EASIER TO SETTLE DOWN AND THINK,
  • 00:41:28.280 --> 00:41:30.250
  • OH, I PUT IN MY MILES.
  • 00:41:30.270 --> 00:41:32.160
  • IT'S TIME FOR ME TO DRAW BACK AND LEAVE IT TO THE
  • 00:41:32.180 --> 00:41:34.260
  • YOUNGER PEOPLE. IT GETS HARDER.
  • 00:41:34.280 --> 00:41:37.010
  • I DON'T WANT TO BE A GRUMPY OLD PASTOR.
  • 00:41:37.030 --> 00:41:39.040
  • I DON'T WANT TO BE A GRUMPY, OLD, CYNICAL
  • 00:41:39.060 --> 00:41:41.090
  • PASTOR TALKING ABOUT MY DAY.
  • 00:41:41.110 --> 00:41:43.100
  • I WANT TO BE PART OF THE ANSWER.
  • 00:41:43.120 --> 00:41:45.050
  • I WANT TO BE THE PASTOR WHO IS STILL HUNGRY,
  • 00:41:45.070 --> 00:41:47.180
  • STILL RECEPTIVE, STILL WANTING ALL
  • 00:41:47.200 --> 00:41:49.110
  • THAT GOD'S GOT FOR ME.
  • 00:41:49.130 --> 00:41:50.270
  • I WANT TO BE THE PASTOR WHO WHEN THE BOOK OPENS,
  • 00:41:50.290 --> 00:41:53.100
  • I'M ON MY FEET WITH AN AMEN AND AN AMEN, WITH MY
  • 00:41:53.120 --> 00:41:56.150
  • HANDS IN THE AIR BEFORE STARTING TO
  • 00:41:56.170 --> 00:41:58.200
  • WORSHIP THE LORD MY GOD.
  • 00:41:58.220 --> 00:42:00.250
  • HAVE I GOT ANY FRIENDS IN THIS IN THIS ROOM?
  • 00:42:00.270 --> 00:42:03.020
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:42:03.040 --> 00:42:04.260
  • CAN ANYONE SHOUT AMEN!
  • 00:42:04.280 --> 00:42:06.270
  • CAN ANYONE SHOUT HALLELUJAH!
  • 00:42:06.290 --> 00:42:08.290
  • - CONGREGATION: HALLELUJAH!
  • 00:42:09.010 --> 00:42:13.150
  • - RECEPTIVITY TRIGGERS ACTION.
  • 00:42:13.170 --> 00:42:17.160
  • IF YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE RECEPTIVE, IT TRIGGERS
  • 00:42:17.180 --> 00:42:20.040
  • ACTION IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:42:20.060 --> 00:42:21.230
  • I READ EARLIER IN THE SCRIPTURE, EZRA 7:10,
  • 00:42:21.250 --> 00:42:24.170
  • THIS IS WHAT IT SAYS.
  • 00:42:24.190 --> 00:42:26.080
  • THE PRIEST EZRA PREPARED HIS HEART.
  • 00:42:26.100 --> 00:42:28.040
  • IN OTHER WORDS, HE GOT HIMSELF READY.
  • 00:42:28.060 --> 00:42:31.050
  • HE PREPARED HIS HEART TO SEEK THE WORD.
  • 00:42:31.070 --> 00:42:34.120
  • HE CAME SEEKING, RECEPTIVE.
  • 00:42:34.140 --> 00:42:37.030
  • THERE'S A GREAT POSTURE TO BE SEEKING.
  • 00:42:37.050 --> 00:42:39.190
  • HE PREPARED HIS HEART, CAME READY TO SEEK THE
  • 00:42:39.210 --> 00:42:41.260
  • WORD AND TO DO IT. NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN,
  • 00:42:41.280 --> 00:42:45.100
  • HIS ATTENTION HAD BECOME RETENTION.
  • 00:42:45.120 --> 00:42:48.090
  • NOW IT'S INTENTION BECAUSE HE'S DECIDED
  • 00:42:48.110 --> 00:42:51.020
  • HE'S GOING TO DO IT, AND ULTIMATELY IT SAYS EZRA
  • 00:42:51.040 --> 00:42:54.240
  • PREPARED HIS HEART TO SEEK THE WORD AND
  • 00:42:54.260 --> 00:42:56.210
  • TO DO IT AND TO TEACH.
  • 00:42:56.230 --> 00:42:58.150
  • NOW, HE WAS LIVING IN HIS GOD ORDAINED PURPOSE ALL
  • 00:42:58.170 --> 00:43:01.170
  • BECAUSE HE CAME PREPARED.
  • 00:43:01.190 --> 00:43:05.100
  • YOU CAME READY. HE CAME PREPARED. I LOVE IT. AMEN.
  • 00:43:05.120 --> 00:43:11.170
  • RECEPTIVITY TRIGGERS ACTION.
  • 00:43:11.190 --> 00:43:14.290
  • - MATT CROUCH: WE WELCOME EVERYBODY BACK
  • 00:43:15.010 --> 00:43:16.080
  • RIGHT HERE, SYDNEY HILLSONG CONFERENCE.
  • 00:43:16.100 --> 00:43:18.060
  • BRIAN AND BOBBIE HOUSTON. OKAY, FIRST OF ALL--
  • 00:43:18.080 --> 00:43:21.240
  • - LAURIE CROUCH: WELCOME.
  • 00:43:21.260 --> 00:43:23.260
  • - THIS IS AMAZING.
  • 00:43:23.280 --> 00:43:26.000
  • AND WE WANT TO JUST SAY, FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU.
  • 00:43:26.020 --> 00:43:30.170
  • THE EXPERIENCE, WE'RE GONNA TRY OUR HARDEST TO
  • 00:43:30.190 --> 00:43:35.060
  • UNPACK TO THE TELEVISION AUDIENCE WATCHING AROUND
  • 00:43:35.080 --> 00:43:37.290
  • THE WORLD WHAT IT'S LIKE TO REALLY BE IN A CITY,
  • 00:43:38.010 --> 00:43:43.200
  • IN A MAJOR CITY THAT GET'S SO DOMINATED BY
  • 00:43:43.220 --> 00:43:47.100
  • JESUS IS REALLY AN EXTRAORDINARY THING.
  • 00:43:47.120 --> 00:43:51.070
  • SO FIRST OF ALL, AFTER 30 YEARS OF RUNNING THE
  • 00:43:51.090 --> 00:43:55.180
  • HILLSONG CONFERENCE, WE FINALLY GET HERE,
  • 00:43:55.200 --> 00:43:58.050
  • AND WE'RE HERE.
  • 00:43:58.070 --> 00:43:59.160
  • WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE JUST CATCHING UP.
  • 00:43:59.180 --> 00:44:02.250
  • BUT FOR THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW, THERE'S A BRAND NEW
  • 00:44:02.270 --> 00:44:09.000
  • CHANNEL, IT'S GLOBAL, IT'S ELEVEN SATELLITES
  • 00:44:09.020 --> 00:44:11.120
  • CALLED THE HILLSONG CHANNEL, AND WE
  • 00:44:11.140 --> 00:44:13.240
  • CONGRATULATE THIS ENTIRE ATMOSPHERE.
  • 00:44:13.260 --> 00:44:18.060
  • THE HILLSONG WORLD IS A WORLD, IT'S A THING, AND
  • 00:44:18.080 --> 00:44:22.250
  • IT'S DOMINATING AND CHANGING PEOPLE'S LIVES.
  • 00:44:22.270 --> 00:44:25.130
  • SO THE IDEA THAT A CHANNEL IS JUST THE NEXT
  • 00:44:25.150 --> 00:44:30.020
  • EXPRESSION FOR YOU, I THINK, IS JUST REAL OBVIOUS.
  • 00:44:30.040 --> 00:44:32.150
  • SO BRIAN AND BOBBIE, FIRST OF ALL, WE WANT TO SAY
  • 00:44:32.170 --> 00:44:35.030
  • THANK YOU FOR THE INVITATION TO BE HERE.
  • 00:44:35.050 --> 00:44:37.180
  • EVERYONE'S BEEN SO KIND AND WONDERFUL.
  • 00:44:37.200 --> 00:44:40.110
  • LET'S START WITH UNPACKING WHAT YOUR MAIN
  • 00:44:40.130 --> 00:44:45.030
  • THEME IS FOR THIS.
  • 00:44:45.050 --> 00:44:47.230
  • SO WE'VE BEEN WITH YOU INSIDE THE BIG ARENA,
  • 00:44:47.250 --> 00:44:50.110
  • NOW CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF THE CHURCH, UNPACK THAT A
  • 00:44:50.130 --> 00:44:53.150
  • LITTLE BIT FOR US HERE IN THIS SETTING.
  • 00:44:53.170 --> 00:44:55.240
  • - LOVE TO. FIRSTLY, WELCOME.
  • 00:44:55.260 --> 00:44:57.210
  • IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU IN AUSTRALIA, GREAT TO HAVE
  • 00:44:57.230 --> 00:44:59.220
  • YOU IN SYDNEY, GREAT TO HAVE YOU IN THE HILLSONG
  • 00:44:59.240 --> 00:45:01.260
  • CONFERENCE. IT'S ONLY TAKEN YOU 30 YEARS TO GET HERE.
  • 00:45:01.280 --> 00:45:05.210
  • IT'S OUR 30TH ANNIVERSARY, AND THIS
  • 00:45:05.230 --> 00:45:07.290
  • CONFERENCE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT CHAMPIONING
  • 00:45:08.010 --> 00:45:09.230
  • THE CAUSE OF THE LOCAL CHURCH EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:45:09.250 --> 00:45:12.100
  • SO IN OTHER WORDS, NOT JUST CHAMPIONING OUR
  • 00:45:12.120 --> 00:45:14.000
  • CHURCH BUT THE CHURCH.
  • 00:45:14.020 --> 00:45:15.210
  • I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT THE CHURCH, AND I'M SPEAKING
  • 00:45:15.230 --> 00:45:17.230
  • SPECIFICALLY ABOUT LOCAL CHURCHES AND THE
  • 00:45:17.250 --> 00:45:19.250
  • POTENTIAL OF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:45:19.270 --> 00:45:21.120
  • AND I FEEL LIKE SO OFTEN THE CHURCH LIVES BELOW
  • 00:45:21.140 --> 00:45:23.270
  • ITS POTENTIAL, SO WE ARE WANTING TO REALLY HAVE AN
  • 00:45:23.290 --> 00:45:27.200
  • IMPACT ON THE WAY PEOPLE DO CHURCH AND NOT DO THAT
  • 00:45:27.220 --> 00:45:30.210
  • IN A WAY THAT WE ENFORCE OUR IDEAS OR OURSELVES ON
  • 00:45:30.230 --> 00:45:33.090
  • OTHERS, BUT HOPEFULLY JUST BE THE KIND OF
  • 00:45:33.110 --> 00:45:35.070
  • EXAMPLE THAT GIVES OTHER PEOPLE A PATH TO FOLLOW.
  • 00:45:35.090 --> 00:45:38.220
  • SO IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CHURCH, AND SO THAT'S
  • 00:45:38.240 --> 00:45:41.250
  • WHAT WE'VE DONE. WE'VE BUILT THIS CONFERENCE
  • 00:45:41.270 --> 00:45:43.150
  • ON THAT IDEA FOR 30 YEARS NOW.
  • 00:45:43.170 --> 00:45:46.120
  • WE STARTED WITH 150 PEOPLE IN A TINY
  • 00:45:46.140 --> 00:45:48.190
  • WAREHOUSE, AND EVERY YEAR PEOPLE WOULD COME, MAYBE
  • 00:45:48.210 --> 00:45:52.120
  • A PASTOR OR WORSHIP LEADER, AND THEY'D GO AND
  • 00:45:52.140 --> 00:45:54.090
  • BRING MORE OF THEIR TEAM, MORE OF THEIR TEAM,
  • 00:45:54.110 --> 00:45:56.080
  • MORE OF THEIR TEAM, AND THAT'S HOW IT GREW.
  • 00:45:56.100 --> 00:45:58.100
  • THESE DAYS WE HAVE GROUPS FROM CHURCHES
  • 00:45:58.120 --> 00:46:00.150
  • AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ALL THE WAY DOWN
  • 00:46:00.170 --> 00:46:02.130
  • OBVIOUSLY TO INDIVIDUALS,
  • 00:46:02.150 --> 00:46:03.260
  • PEOPLE COME FROM ALL AROUND THE GLOBE.
  • 00:46:03.280 --> 00:46:05.270
  • I THINK I HEARD 150 NATIONS THIS YEAR, 160,
  • 00:46:05.290 --> 00:46:09.150
  • WHICH WHEN YOU LIVE IN AUSTRALIA, IT'S A LONG
  • 00:46:09.170 --> 00:46:11.150
  • WAY TO COME, AND FROM EVERY DENOMINATION,
  • 00:46:11.170 --> 00:46:15.000
  • LITERALLY, EVERY DENOMINATION, SO IT'S A
  • 00:46:15.020 --> 00:46:17.010
  • REAL GATHERING OF THE GREAT DIVERSE CHURCH.
  • 00:46:17.030 --> 00:46:20.010
  • AND SO ON THIS CONFERENCE, MY PASSION
  • 00:46:20.030 --> 00:46:22.130
  • HAS BEEN THE CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF THE CHURCH,
  • 00:46:22.150 --> 00:46:25.060
  • HELPING PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND YOUR
  • 00:46:25.080 --> 00:46:26.260
  • PRESIDENT, ONE OF YOUR PRESIDENTS SAID IN HIS
  • 00:46:26.280 --> 00:46:29.040
  • INAUGURAL SPEECH MY FELLOW AMERICANS, ASK NOT
  • 00:46:29.060 --> 00:46:32.080
  • WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU, ASK WHAT YOU CAN
  • 00:46:32.100 --> 00:46:34.230
  • DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY.
  • 00:46:34.250 --> 00:46:36.180
  • SO I KIND OF FLIP THAT AROUND BECAUSE SO MANY
  • 00:46:36.200 --> 00:46:38.110
  • PEOPLE ARE DOING SO MUCH FOR THEIR CHURCH, AND I
  • 00:46:38.130 --> 00:46:40.220
  • THINK SOMETIMES PASTORS CAN BE TELLING YOU CAN BE
  • 00:46:40.240 --> 00:46:43.070
  • DOING THIS FOR THE CHURCH, DOING THAT, THIS
  • 00:46:43.090 --> 00:46:44.240
  • IS NOT ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:46:44.260 --> 00:46:46.030
  • WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT PEOPLE DO FOR THEIR
  • 00:46:46.050 --> 00:46:47.220
  • CHURCH, THEY VOLUNTEER, THEY HELP, THEY GIVE,
  • 00:46:47.240 --> 00:46:49.180
  • THEY SIT IN THE SEATS SO IT'S NOT EMPTY.
  • 00:46:49.200 --> 00:46:51.150
  • THEY LEAN IN WITH THEIR FAITH AND HELP THE SMALL
  • 00:46:51.170 --> 00:46:54.140
  • GROUPS, EVERY WAY YOU CAN IMAGINE.
  • 00:46:54.160 --> 00:46:56.100
  • SO I WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THE CHURCH IS DOING
  • 00:46:56.120 --> 00:46:59.020
  • FOR YOU BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND
  • 00:46:59.040 --> 00:47:01.100
  • THE CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF THE CHURCH, THE CHURCH
  • 00:47:01.120 --> 00:47:03.270
  • THAT YOU'RE A PART OF, THE MINISTRY YOU SIT UNDER,
  • 00:47:03.290 --> 00:47:06.050
  • IT GETS OFF ON YOU.
  • 00:47:06.070 --> 00:47:07.270
  • IT'S CONTAGIOUS AND JUST LIKE IRON SHARPENS IRON,
  • 00:47:07.290 --> 00:47:11.010
  • AND LIKE DAVID IN THE NEGATIVE SENSE SAID I
  • 00:47:11.030 --> 00:47:14.030
  • HATE THE WORKS OF THOSE WHO FALL AWAY, IT WILL
  • 00:47:14.050 --> 00:47:16.060
  • NOT CLING TO ME, IN OTHER WORDS IT GETS ON YOU.
  • 00:47:16.080 --> 00:47:18.250
  • AND SO JUST LIKE IRON PUTS STEAL IN PEOPLE,
  • 00:47:18.270 --> 00:47:22.260
  • HANGING AROUND THE WRONG PEOPLE, YOU DON'T WANT
  • 00:47:22.280 --> 00:47:25.060
  • THAT CLINGING ON YOU, SO THAT'S KIND OF THE
  • 00:47:25.080 --> 00:47:27.250
  • PREMISE OF YOUR LIFE WITH UNDERSTANDING THAT THE
  • 00:47:27.270 --> 00:47:30.210
  • CHURCH WE GO TO KIND OF IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT
  • 00:47:30.230 --> 00:47:32.130
  • GETS OFF ON YOU.
  • 00:47:32.150 --> 00:47:34.000
  • AND JESUS, AND IN THE OLD TESTAMENT WITH THE
  • 00:47:34.020 --> 00:47:36.090
  • TEMPLE, THERE'S SUCH A POWERFUL POSITIVE OUTLOOK
  • 00:47:36.110 --> 00:47:39.150
  • FOR GOD'S HOUSE, SO FOR EXAMPLE, JESUS SAID TO
  • 00:47:39.170 --> 00:47:42.270
  • PETER, YOUR NAME'S PETER AND ON THIS ROCK
  • 00:47:42.290 --> 00:47:44.160
  • I'LL BUILD MY CHURCH, IT'S HIS CHURCH.
  • 00:47:44.180 --> 00:47:46.230
  • HE SAID THE GATES OF HELL WILL NOT, CANNOT PREVAIL
  • 00:47:46.250 --> 00:47:49.100
  • AGAINST IT, SO THE CHURCH IS PREVAILING. IN THE OLD
  • 00:47:49.120 --> 00:47:52.270
  • TESTAMENT, PSALM 92:13 THOSE WHO ARE PLANTED IN GOD'S
  • 00:47:52.290 --> 00:47:56.000
  • HOUSE SHALL FLOURISH.
  • 00:47:56.020 --> 00:47:57.190
  • SO I BELIEVE THE CHURCH IS TO PREVAIL, IT'S TO
  • 00:47:57.210 --> 00:48:00.050
  • FLOURISH, AGAIN PSALM 84:4 IT TALKS THERE ABOUT
  • 00:48:00.070 --> 00:48:04.150
  • ONE DAY IN GOD'S HOUSE BEING BETTER THAN A
  • 00:48:04.170 --> 00:48:07.100
  • THOUSAND DAYS IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:48:07.120 --> 00:48:09.210
  • I LIKE EUGENE PETERSON BECAUSE HE SAYS ONE DAY
  • 00:48:09.230 --> 00:48:12.080
  • IN GOD'S HOUSE IS BETTER THAN THREE YEARS ON
  • 00:48:12.100 --> 00:48:14.220
  • GREEK ISLAND BEACHES. SO THAT'S A GOOD PICTURE.
  • 00:48:14.240 --> 00:48:17.270
  • THAT'S A GOOD PICTURE RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:48:17.290 --> 00:48:19.290
  • THEN FINALLY, I THINK UNDERSTANDING THE GRACE
  • 00:48:20.010 --> 00:48:23.040
  • OF THE CHURCH AND THE GIFTS THAT ARE IN THE
  • 00:48:23.060 --> 00:48:25.100
  • CHURCH, IN EPHESIANS 4:20 GIFT, ALL OF US
  • 00:48:25.120 --> 00:48:27.280
  • HAVE GIFTS, EVERYONE, ALL THESE PEOPLE
  • 00:48:28.000 --> 00:48:29.270
  • AROUND US HAVE GIFTS.
  • 00:48:29.290 --> 00:48:31.170
  • BUT THERE ARE SOME WHO ARE APOSTLES, AND SOME
  • 00:48:31.190 --> 00:48:33.190
  • WHO ARE PROPHETS, SOME WHO ARE EVANGELISTS,
  • 00:48:33.210 --> 00:48:35.270
  • PASTORS AND TEACHERS.
  • 00:48:35.290 --> 00:48:37.200
  • BUT THEN IT GOES ON AND TELLS US WHAT THEY'RE FOR.
  • 00:48:37.220 --> 00:48:40.020
  • THEY'RE NOT FOR MY TITLE. NOT FOR ME.
  • 00:48:40.040 --> 00:48:43.150
  • BUT THOSE THINGS ARE FOR THE BUILDING OF PEOPLE
  • 00:48:43.170 --> 00:48:45.250
  • FOR THE WORK OF THEIR MINISTRY, THE GREEK WORD
  • 00:48:45.270 --> 00:48:48.200
  • DIAKONOS, THEIR SERVICE.
  • 00:48:48.220 --> 00:48:50.160
  • IN OTHER WORDS, DOING WHAT GOD CALLED THEM TO
  • 00:48:50.180 --> 00:48:52.060
  • DO IN THE HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS AND MARKETPLACE OR
  • 00:48:52.080 --> 00:48:55.030
  • WHEREVER PEOPLE SERVE FOR THE STRENGTHENING
  • 00:48:55.050 --> 00:48:57.190
  • OF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:48:57.210 --> 00:48:59.020
  • SO AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT'S ALSO FOR THE UNITY AND
  • 00:48:59.040 --> 00:49:01.260
  • THE FAITH, SO I'VE BEEN TRYING TO ENCOURAGE
  • 00:49:01.280 --> 00:49:04.170
  • PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND YOU GO TO CHURCH AND OFTEN
  • 00:49:04.190 --> 00:49:06.250
  • TIMES YOU SIT UNDER APOSTOLIC MINISTRY AND
  • 00:49:06.270 --> 00:49:09.250
  • YOU START GETTING BUSINESS PEOPLE WHO BUILD
  • 00:49:09.270 --> 00:49:11.210
  • APOSTOLIC BUSINESSES AND IN APOSTOLIC BUSINESS, THEY
  • 00:49:11.230 --> 00:49:14.250
  • ARE PLANTING, BUILDING, INNOVATING, TRAILBLAZING,
  • 00:49:14.270 --> 00:49:18.020
  • PIONEERING BECAUSE THAT'S A SPIRIT OF AN
  • 00:49:18.040 --> 00:49:20.050
  • APOSTLE. SAME WITH PROPHETS. PROPHETS SEE.
  • 00:49:20.070 --> 00:49:23.130
  • THEY ARE SEERS.
  • 00:49:23.150 --> 00:49:24.270
  • AND OBVIOUSLY THEY FORECAST, THEY'RE FUTURISTIC,
  • 00:49:24.290 --> 00:49:28.130
  • THEY SEE THE DETAIL, THEY SEE THE GOLD IN PEOPLE,
  • 00:49:28.150 --> 00:49:30.240
  • THEY SEE THE WAY THE LORD HAS FOR THEM.
  • 00:49:30.260 --> 00:49:32.170
  • IN THE NEW TESTAMENT THEY EXHORT, EDIFY, COMFORT
  • 00:49:32.190 --> 00:49:35.280
  • ANOTHER, BUILD, BUILD, BUILD, BUILD.
  • 00:49:36.000 --> 00:49:37.260
  • SO IMAGINE THAT GETTING ON THE PEOPLE OF THE
  • 00:49:37.280 --> 00:49:39.100
  • CHURCH WHERE THEY ARE AHEAD OF THE BELL CURVE,
  • 00:49:39.120 --> 00:49:41.140
  • WHERE THEY CAN SEE, WHERE THEY REALLY--IMAGINE THE
  • 00:49:41.160 --> 00:49:43.280
  • BUSINESS PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH IF GOD GIVES THEM
  • 00:49:44.000 --> 00:49:45.260
  • THAT ABILITY TO SEE AND THEY CAN SEE.
  • 00:49:45.280 --> 00:49:48.030
  • THAT WILL PUT THEM ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE GAME
  • 00:49:48.050 --> 00:49:50.000
  • WHERE THEY GET THE WORD OF THE LORD
  • 00:49:50.020 --> 00:49:51.260
  • ON WHAT THEY'RE DOING. SO BIG PICTURE, SORRY
  • 00:49:51.280 --> 00:49:54.050
  • I TALK TOO MUCH, SO BIG PICTURE, BIG PICTURE,
  • 00:49:54.070 --> 00:49:58.080
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE TO SEE THAT YOU
  • 00:49:58.100 --> 00:50:00.240
  • GET IN A HEALTHY CHURCH AND THE IMPACT OF IT WILL
  • 00:50:00.260 --> 00:50:03.070
  • RADICALLY CHANGE YOU IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE.
  • 00:50:03.090 --> 00:50:05.260
  • - THUS THE CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:50:05.280 --> 00:50:09.030
  • OKAY. WEIGH IN ON THAT BOBBIE.
  • 00:50:09.050 --> 00:50:11.080
  • - WELL, IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:50:11.100 --> 00:50:12.260
  • I THINK YOU KNOW WHEN YOU WALK AROUND THIS VENUE
  • 00:50:12.280 --> 00:50:14.180
  • AND YOU SEE, LITERALLY, THERE'S THOUSANDS OF
  • 00:50:14.200 --> 00:50:16.200
  • PEOPLE HERE, ONE OF THE LOVELY ASPECTS BRIAN GAVE
  • 00:50:16.220 --> 00:50:18.230
  • EXPRESSION TO IT, BUT IT'S THAT IT DRAWS THE BODY OF
  • 00:50:18.250 --> 00:50:21.220
  • CHRIST, THE BROAD DIVERSE BODY OF CHRIST, AND
  • 00:50:21.240 --> 00:50:24.010
  • THEY'RE COMING FROM EVERY SPHERE OF LIFE, EVERY
  • 00:50:24.030 --> 00:50:26.290
  • DEMOGRAPHIC OF LIFE, EVERY CONCEIVABLE
  • 00:50:27.010 --> 00:50:30.230
  • DENOMINATION, AND STREAM OF FAITH, BUT WE'RE ALL
  • 00:50:30.250 --> 00:50:34.210
  • UNITING UNDER ONE ROOF, UNDER ONE NAME,
  • 00:50:34.230 --> 00:50:36.240
  • AND AS A UNITY.
  • 00:50:36.260 --> 00:50:38.140
  • SO HERE WE ARE AT THE 30 YEAR MARK, LITERALLY, AND
  • 00:50:38.160 --> 00:50:41.100
  • I'M HUMBLED BY THAT YET THE ANOINTING ON THIS
  • 00:50:41.120 --> 00:50:45.130
  • GATHERING HAS REMAINED BECAUSE GOD LOVES HIS
  • 00:50:45.150 --> 00:50:48.170
  • CHURCH, AND IT IS DIVERSE AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL, AND
  • 00:50:48.190 --> 00:50:51.010
  • EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
  • 00:50:51.030 --> 00:50:52.280
  • WE DON'T ALL HAVE TO LOOK THE SAME OR NECESSARILY
  • 00:50:53.000 --> 00:50:55.110
  • DO IT THE SAME, THE FORM, BUT WHEN WE GET UNDER
  • 00:50:55.130 --> 00:50:58.150
  • THAT ONE NAME AND WORSHIP THAT NAME AND WHEN WE
  • 00:50:58.170 --> 00:51:01.020
  • PREACH THE GOSPEL, LIKE BRIAN SAID BRING GUESTS
  • 00:51:01.040 --> 00:51:04.190
  • AND SPEAKERS WHO ARE GONNA SPEAK INTO THE
  • 00:51:04.210 --> 00:51:06.080
  • LIVES OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE, DO YOU KNOW WHAT, I THINK
  • 00:51:06.100 --> 00:51:08.270
  • HEAVEN SMILES UPON IT, AND I THINK THAT'S ONE OF
  • 00:51:08.290 --> 00:51:11.200
  • THE UNIQUE THINGS ABOUT THIS GATHERING.
  • 00:51:11.220 --> 00:51:13.220
  • - SO TAKE US BACK 30 YEARS AGO.
  • 00:51:13.240 --> 00:51:16.260
  • WHO WAS YOUR CONFERENCE SPEAKER?
  • 00:51:16.280 --> 00:51:19.110
  • - I DIDN'T EVEN GO TO THE FIRST CONFERENCE.
  • 00:51:19.130 --> 00:51:21.240
  • SERIOUSLY, IT WAS IN THE WAREHOUSE, IT WAS KIND OF
  • 00:51:21.260 --> 00:51:24.260
  • LIKE I THINK THE FIRST ONE WAS A MUSIC CONFERENCE.
  • 00:51:24.280 --> 00:51:26.290
  • - IT STARTED AS A MUSIC WORSHIP CONFERENCE.
  • 00:51:27.010 --> 00:51:29.100
  • - AND I STAYED UP ON MY TYPEWRITER.
  • 00:51:29.120 --> 00:51:32.060
  • - I WAS DEFINITELY THERE. THERE WAS 150.
  • 00:51:32.080 --> 00:51:34.100
  • MANY PEOPLE KNOW DARLENE AND HER HUSBAND WERE
  • 00:51:34.120 --> 00:51:36.200
  • INVOLVED IN THE ORGANIZATION.
  • 00:51:36.220 --> 00:51:38.200
  • SHE ACTUALLY WERE MAKING THE LUNCHES FOR PEOPLE.
  • 00:51:38.220 --> 00:51:41.010
  • SO THAT'S PART OF THE HUMBLE START THAT IT HAD.
  • 00:51:41.030 --> 00:51:44.050
  • THEN JUST AS I SAID, YEAR AFTER YEAR IT STARTED TO
  • 00:51:44.070 --> 00:51:46.270
  • GROW AND IT DEVELOPED MORE INTO A CHURCH
  • 00:51:46.290 --> 00:51:48.180
  • CONFERENCE VERY STRONG LEADERSHIP ARM, STILL GOT
  • 00:51:48.200 --> 00:51:51.070
  • THE CREATIVE WORSHIP ARM, DO A LOT IN SOCIAL
  • 00:51:51.090 --> 00:51:53.280
  • JUSTICE AND HELPING PEOPLE AS WELL.
  • 00:51:54.000 --> 00:51:56.080
  • SO IT REALLY TRIES TO SPEAK WITH A
  • 00:51:56.100 --> 00:51:58.040
  • BROAD BRUSH OF CHURCH.
  • 00:51:58.060 --> 00:51:59.250
  • - IT'S THE YOUTH CONFERENCE AND CHILDREN'S CONFERENCE.
  • 00:51:59.270 --> 00:52:02.270
  • - AND IT'S BEEN A PROGRESS, 30 YEARS I MEAN
  • 00:52:02.290 --> 00:52:05.090
  • WE WOULD HAVE NEVER BELIEVED THEN THAT ONE
  • 00:52:05.110 --> 00:52:08.250
  • DAY WE WOULD PACK THIS BUILDING NIGHT AFTER
  • 00:52:08.270 --> 00:52:10.200
  • NIGHT, WEEK AFTER WEEK, YEAR AFTER YEAR WITH
  • 00:52:10.220 --> 00:52:13.020
  • 30.000 THIS YEAR PEOPLE ATTENDING CONFERENCE.
  • 00:52:13.040 --> 00:52:16.060
  • IT'S A MIRACLE REALLY.
  • 00:52:16.080 --> 00:52:18.080
  • - YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH
  • 00:52:18.100 --> 00:52:19.280
  • WHEN YOU SAID WIND BACK 30 YEARS.
  • 00:52:20.000 --> 00:52:22.180
  • I WAS GONNA SAY THE EXACT SAME THING BUT WITH A
  • 00:52:22.200 --> 00:52:24.210
  • SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT QUESTION.
  • 00:52:24.230 --> 00:52:27.230
  • BRIAN, YOU JUST UNPACKED THE CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF
  • 00:52:27.250 --> 00:52:32.060
  • THE CHURCH, AND YOU UNPACKED IT IN A WAY THAT
  • 00:52:32.080 --> 00:52:34.220
  • MADE IT CONTAGIOUS, I MEAN THERE'S AN ANOINTING
  • 00:52:34.240 --> 00:52:37.180
  • ON WHAT YOU JUST SAID.
  • 00:52:37.200 --> 00:52:39.260
  • I MEAN YOU SAW, YOU STARTED PREACHING IT HERE
  • 00:52:39.280 --> 00:52:42.040
  • JUST SITTING ON THE COUCH.
  • 00:52:42.060 --> 00:52:44.010
  • THE IDEA THOUGH, WHEN DID THAT DEVELOP?
  • 00:52:44.030 --> 00:52:48.000
  • IS THAT A--WHEN DID YOU GET A GRASP ON THAT
  • 00:52:48.020 --> 00:52:52.000
  • BIG OF A PICTURE?
  • 00:52:52.020 --> 00:52:53.270
  • BECAUSE IT FEELS LIKE YOU'RE ABLE TO KIND OF
  • 00:52:53.290 --> 00:52:56.100
  • ZOOM ABOVE THE EARTH AND KIND OF SEE A GLOBAL
  • 00:52:56.120 --> 00:52:59.250
  • CHURCH, YOU'RE ABLE TO SEE THE EARTH
  • 00:52:59.270 --> 00:53:02.060
  • SPIN BENEATH YOU.
  • 00:53:02.080 --> 00:53:03.240
  • YOU'RE NOT BOGGING DOWN IN THE DETAILS IN REGARD
  • 00:53:03.260 --> 00:53:07.080
  • TO THAT, YOU'RE SEEING A BIG PICTURE.
  • 00:53:07.100 --> 00:53:09.000
  • WAS THAT A 30 YEAR JOURNEY OR IS THIS YOU 30 YEARS AGO?
  • 00:53:09.020 --> 00:53:13.190
  • - NO, 30 YEARS AGO WE JUST HOPED PEOPLE WOULD
  • 00:53:13.210 --> 00:53:15.230
  • TURN UP NEXT SUNDAY, SO--
  • 00:53:15.250 --> 00:53:18.210
  • - SO THIS WAS A DEVELOPING STORY.
  • 00:53:18.230 --> 00:53:20.180
  • - DEFINITELY A DEVELOPING STORY, BUT I GREW UP
  • 00:53:20.200 --> 00:53:23.150
  • A PASTOR'S SON, AND I THINK AS LONG AS I REMEMBER,
  • 00:53:23.170 --> 00:53:26.040
  • I LOVED THE CHURCH.
  • 00:53:26.060 --> 00:53:27.240
  • I USED TO LOVE GOING TO CHURCH.
  • 00:53:27.260 --> 00:53:29.020
  • AS A TEENAGER, I DID MY OWN THINGS LIKE A LOT OF
  • 00:53:29.040 --> 00:53:31.140
  • TEENAGERS DO, BUT I NEVER LOST SIGHT OF THE FACT
  • 00:53:31.160 --> 00:53:33.290
  • THAT I WANTED TO SERVE GOD.
  • 00:53:34.010 --> 00:53:35.070
  • AND WHEN BOBBIE AND I FIRST MET AND TALKED
  • 00:53:35.090 --> 00:53:38.040
  • ABOUT GETTING MARRIED, IT WAS ALWAYS ABOUT SERVING
  • 00:53:38.060 --> 00:53:40.070
  • GOD, AND WE WERE ALWAYS LOVERS OF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:53:40.090 --> 00:53:43.060
  • SO IT STARTED THERE, EVEN BEFORE WE STARTED OUR
  • 00:53:43.080 --> 00:53:47.080
  • CHURCH, I JUST WANTED TO HAVE THE KIND OF CHURCH
  • 00:53:47.100 --> 00:53:49.260
  • THAT HAD AN IMPACT ON THE WAY PEOPLE SING SONGS,
  • 00:53:49.280 --> 00:53:53.080
  • HAD AN IMPACT ON THE CHURCH MAKING A
  • 00:53:53.100 --> 00:53:55.150
  • DIFFERENCE, BEING EFFECTIVE, BEING THE HEAD
  • 00:53:55.170 --> 00:53:57.200
  • AND NOT THE TAIL, BEING ABLE TO HAVE THAT
  • 00:53:57.220 --> 00:54:01.240
  • TIMELESS MESSAGE THAT RELATED IN A TIMELESS WAY.
  • 00:54:01.260 --> 00:54:04.230
  • SO IT STARTED THERE.
  • 00:54:04.250 --> 00:54:06.160
  • AND I GUESS THE HOLY SPIRIT OPENS OUR EYES
  • 00:54:06.180 --> 00:54:10.240
  • MORE AND MORE, AND I THINK THE LORD PROMOTES US.
  • 00:54:10.260 --> 00:54:13.080
  • AND AS LIFE GOES ON AND THE WORLD BECOMES BIGGER
  • 00:54:13.100 --> 00:54:16.200
  • WITH YOUR WORLD BECOMING BIGGER YOUR VIEW, YOUR
  • 00:54:16.220 --> 00:54:18.250
  • VISION GETS BIGGER, SO I ACTUALLY SEE IT AS A
  • 00:54:18.270 --> 00:54:22.010
  • CALLING, IF YOU LIKE, A MANDATE THAT'S ENABLED US
  • 00:54:22.030 --> 00:54:24.280
  • TO HAVE THIS KIND OF IMPACT ON THE CHURCH.
  • 00:54:25.000 --> 00:54:27.080
  • THE SAME CONFERENCE WILL SOON HAPPEN, AS YOU KNOW,
  • 00:54:27.100 --> 00:54:29.220
  • IN THE O2 ARENA IN LONDON, WHICH IS THE
  • 00:54:29.240 --> 00:54:32.220
  • BIGGEST INDOOR ARENA IN LONDON.
  • 00:54:32.240 --> 00:54:35.010
  • AND THEN IN NEW YORK AFTER THAT.
  • 00:54:35.030 --> 00:54:37.260
  • AND WE GET A SIMILAR IN THERE AS WELL.
  • 00:54:37.280 --> 00:54:40.070
  • SO IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS, I FEEL LIKE
  • 00:54:40.090 --> 00:54:42.170
  • GOD HAS KISSED IT AND GRACED IT.
  • 00:54:42.190 --> 00:54:45.080
  • - BUT YOU'VE ALWAYS BELIEVED IN THE POTENTIAL
  • 00:54:45.100 --> 00:54:46.250
  • OF THE CHURCH. BRIAN IS A CHURCH BUILDER.
  • 00:54:46.270 --> 00:54:49.190
  • IT'S LIKE WE LOVE TO HAVE THE CHURCH, THE POTENTIAL
  • 00:54:49.210 --> 00:54:52.200
  • OF THE CHURCH, AND SO YOU KNOW, UNLEASHING THAT
  • 00:54:52.220 --> 00:54:55.230
  • POTENTIAL WITHIN PEOPLE AND ALLOWING PEOPLE TO
  • 00:54:55.250 --> 00:54:58.040
  • SERVE GOD AGAIN EVERY SPHERE OF LIFE, WHETHER
  • 00:54:58.060 --> 00:55:00.260
  • THEY'RE IN BUSINESS, OR CAREER, OR THE ARTS,
  • 00:55:00.280 --> 00:55:03.080
  • OR EDUCATORS, OR WHATEVER, ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE
  • 00:55:03.100 --> 00:55:06.160
  • IMPORTANT. WE ALL GET TO PLAY OUR PART IN
  • 00:55:06.180 --> 00:55:08.260
  • THE CAUSE OF CHRIST, THY KINGDOM COME.
  • 00:55:08.280 --> 00:55:12.090
  • SO AGAIN, I THINK THAT IS WHERE SOME OF THE
  • 00:55:12.110 --> 00:55:15.020
  • ANOINTING RESTS, YOU KNOW. AND FOR THE KINGDOM
  • 00:55:15.040 --> 00:55:18.040
  • OF THE CHURCH TO BE IRRESISTIBLE.
  • 00:55:18.060 --> 00:55:19.280
  • YOU MENTIONED THE WORD CHURCH.
  • 00:55:20.000 --> 00:55:21.160
  • TO SOME PEOPLE, YOU NEED TO DEFINE WHAT YOU'RE
  • 00:55:21.180 --> 00:55:24.010
  • TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE FOR MANY PEOPLE, THEY'VE BEEN
  • 00:55:24.030 --> 00:55:25.150
  • HURT BY THE CHURCH.
  • 00:55:25.170 --> 00:55:27.020
  • THE CHURCH IS AN INSTITUTION.
  • 00:55:27.040 --> 00:55:28.210
  • THEY'VE BEEN DISAPPOINTED, THEY'VE
  • 00:55:28.230 --> 00:55:31.100
  • BEEN-- LIKE, IT MEANS SO MANY THINGS AND SO FOR ME
  • 00:55:31.120 --> 00:55:34.230
  • PERSONALLY, I ONLY KNOW THE CHURCH WITH AFFECTION.
  • 00:55:34.250 --> 00:55:38.080
  • I GOT SAVED INTO A GREAT CHURCH AT 15.
  • 00:55:38.100 --> 00:55:40.280
  • I ONLY KNOW THE CHURCH BEING BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:55:41.000 --> 00:55:43.100
  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN I HAVEN'T EXPERIENCED
  • 00:55:43.120 --> 00:55:45.010
  • CHALLENGES AND DISAPPOINTMENTS ALONG THE
  • 00:55:45.030 --> 00:55:47.170
  • WAY, BUT THAT'S THE NATURE OF LIFE.
  • 00:55:47.190 --> 00:55:49.050
  • SO WE HAVE A PASSION FOR THE CHURCH TO BE
  • 00:55:49.070 --> 00:55:51.060
  • IRRESISTIBLE, FOR THE WORLD TO LOOK ON AND GO,
  • 00:55:51.080 --> 00:55:53.150
  • OH MY GOSH, WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE PLACE?
  • 00:55:53.170 --> 00:55:56.090
  • AND IN THIS NATION, IT'S A SECULAR NATION,
  • 00:55:56.110 --> 00:55:59.080
  • AUSTRALIA. IT'S LIKE THEY CAN'T FIGURE US OUT.
  • 00:55:59.100 --> 00:56:02.040
  • THEY'RE LIKE THEY CANNOT FIGURE THIS GATHERING OUT.
  • 00:56:02.060 --> 00:56:04.200
  • IT CREATES TRAFFIC JAMBS IN AUSTRALIA, AND IT'S
  • 00:56:04.220 --> 00:56:07.100
  • ACTUALLY FLAGGED AS ONE OF THE NATION'S
  • 00:56:07.120 --> 00:56:11.280
  • TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. THEY CAN'T FIGURE IT.
  • 00:56:12.000 --> 00:56:15.000
  • BUT YOU KNOW, THEY'RE LEANING IN AND IT'S CHRIST.
  • 00:56:15.020 --> 00:56:17.240
  • - THEY REALLY CAN'T FIGURE IT.
  • 00:56:17.260 --> 00:56:19.110
  • EVERY YEAR THE MEDIA TURN ON THE T.V.
  • 00:56:19.130 --> 00:56:21.110
  • CHANNELS COME, AND THE NEWSPAPERS, AND YOU CAN
  • 00:56:21.130 --> 00:56:23.260
  • TELL THEY JUST CANNOT GET THEIR HEAD BECAUSE
  • 00:56:23.280 --> 00:56:25.120
  • AUSTRALIA, AS YOU KNOW, IS A SECULAR COUNTRY, SO
  • 00:56:25.140 --> 00:56:30.010
  • THAT PEOPLE GO TO CHURCH AT ALL IS A SHOCK TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:56:30.030 --> 00:56:33.190
  • - AT SOME POINT, WAS THERE A CONSCIOUS
  • 00:56:33.210 --> 00:56:37.100
  • CLICKING OVER FROM BEING A LOCAL PASTOR TO A
  • 00:56:37.120 --> 00:56:40.020
  • GLOBAL PASTOR?
  • 00:56:40.040 --> 00:56:41.190
  • OR WAS IT JUST A NATURAL PROGRESSION?
  • 00:56:41.210 --> 00:56:43.160
  • HOW DID THAT HAPPEN WITH YOU?
  • 00:56:43.180 --> 00:56:46.100
  • - I DO SEE IT AS A NATURAL PROGRESSION.
  • 00:56:46.120 --> 00:56:48.030
  • WE WERE VERY COMMITTED AND TO A SENSE WE STILL
  • 00:56:48.050 --> 00:56:50.140
  • ARE HERE IN AUSTRALIA TO BEING PASTORS
  • 00:56:50.160 --> 00:56:52.170
  • IN THE CHURCH HERE.
  • 00:56:52.190 --> 00:56:54.090
  • BUT AS THE CHURCH DEVELOPED WE GOT SO MANY
  • 00:56:54.110 --> 00:56:56.290
  • LAYERS OF LEADERSHIP, IT'S A VERY STRONG
  • 00:56:57.010 --> 00:56:59.100
  • HEALTHY MODEL OF A CHURCH, AND JUST
  • 00:56:59.120 --> 00:57:02.140
  • ONE BY ONE REALLY WE STUMBLED ON IT.
  • 00:57:02.160 --> 00:57:05.250
  • WE JUST STARTED SENDING YOUNG PEOPLE FROM OUR
  • 00:57:05.270 --> 00:57:08.010
  • CHURCH, ALMOST LIKE SONS OR DAUGHTERS IN THE FAITH
  • 00:57:08.030 --> 00:57:10.180
  • OUT TO PLACES LIKE KIEV AND THE UKRAINE AND THEN
  • 00:57:10.200 --> 00:57:14.190
  • LONDON AND THEN PARIS, AND WE DIDN'T SEE WHERE
  • 00:57:14.210 --> 00:57:17.120
  • IT WAS ALL GOING TO GO, BUT WE'RE
  • 00:57:17.140 --> 00:57:19.050
  • IN A BLESSED POSITION.
  • 00:57:19.070 --> 00:57:20.110
  • WE'VE BEEN PASTORING THE SAME CHURCH FOR 33 YEARS
  • 00:57:20.130 --> 00:57:23.030
  • ALMOST, AND NOW IT IS STRONG AND SO WE CAN LIFT
  • 00:57:23.050 --> 00:57:26.190
  • OUR EYES A LITTLE HIGHER, LOOK FURTHER DOWN THE
  • 00:57:26.210 --> 00:57:28.110
  • ROAD, LOOK AT THE GLOBE.
  • 00:57:28.130 --> 00:57:30.070
  • AND WE DON'T SEE WHAT WE DO AS A DENOMINATION.
  • 00:57:30.090 --> 00:57:32.230
  • THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF CHURCH, THERE'S ONE
  • 00:57:32.250 --> 00:57:35.010
  • CHURCH, BOBBIE CALLS IT ONE HOUSE WITH MANY ROOMS.
  • 00:57:35.030 --> 00:57:38.070
  • AND OUR VISION IS DEFINITELY GLOBAL.
  • 00:57:38.090 --> 00:57:40.290
  • WE'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT BIG CITIES, INFLUENTIAL
  • 00:57:41.010 --> 00:57:43.050
  • CITIES, NOT ONLY IN THE WESTERN WORLD, IN
  • 00:57:43.070 --> 00:57:45.240
  • DEVELOPING NATIONS AS WELL, BUT CITIES OF
  • 00:57:45.260 --> 00:57:48.150
  • INFLUENCE THAT CAN INFLUENCE NATIONS,
  • 00:57:48.170 --> 00:57:50.230
  • INFLUENCE CONTINENTS, KIND OF SEEMS TO BE WHERE
  • 00:57:50.250 --> 00:57:54.040
  • WE DO WELL. SO THAT'S WHY WE GO TO NEW YORK.
  • 00:57:54.060 --> 00:57:56.240
  • OBVIOUSLY, INFLUENTIAL CITY.
  • 00:57:56.260 --> 00:57:58.290
  • IF YOU INFLUENCE NEW YORK, YOU'LL INFLUENCE
  • 00:57:59.010 --> 00:58:00.260
  • BEYOND NEW YORK, AND IT'S THE SAME WITH L.A.
  • 00:58:00.280 --> 00:58:03.240
  • WHERE WE ARE NOW, AND IT'S THE SAME IN
  • 00:58:03.260 --> 00:58:05.110
  • BARCELONA AND SPAIN, AND IN FRANCE, AND CAPE TOWN
  • 00:58:05.130 --> 00:58:09.090
  • AND SOUTH AFRICA, ETC. SO YEAH, IT'S DEFINITELY
  • 00:58:09.110 --> 00:58:12.080
  • JUST BEEN A JOURNEY OF PROGRESS.
  • 00:58:12.100 --> 00:58:14.180
  • I'M NOT THE KIND OF GUY WHO LOOKS TOO FAR DOWN
  • 00:58:14.200 --> 00:58:16.200
  • THE ROAD AND SAYS IN 2012 WE'LL DO THIS AND 2018
  • 00:58:16.220 --> 00:58:19.030
  • WE'LL DO THIS.
  • 00:58:19.050 --> 00:58:20.290
  • MY WHOLE GOAL IS USUALLY I WANT TO RUN AHEAD TO
  • 00:58:21.010 --> 00:58:25.000
  • WHERE WE WERE LAST YEAR AND GOD OPENS THE DOORS
  • 00:58:25.020 --> 00:58:28.100
  • AND WE JUST WALK THROUGH.
  • 00:58:28.120 --> 00:58:30.000
  • - WE'RE HERE IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA AT THE HILLSONG
  • 00:58:30.020 --> 00:58:32.180
  • CONFERENCE, AND IT IS UNDERWAY HERE IN SYDNEY.
  • 00:58:32.200 --> 00:58:37.110
  • JUST YOUR FINAL THOUGHTS TO THE AUDIENCE ABOUT
  • 00:58:37.130 --> 00:58:39.240
  • PREPARING THEIR HEART.
  • 00:58:39.260 --> 00:58:41.050
  • HOW DO YOU WANT THE AUDIENCE AT HOME
  • 00:58:41.070 --> 00:58:43.200
  • GLOBALLY, A LOT OF THEM CAN NEVER GET HERE AT THE
  • 00:58:43.220 --> 00:58:47.250
  • RIGHT TIME TO BE HERE, SO WE'RE BRINGING THE
  • 00:58:47.270 --> 00:58:50.190
  • CONFERENCE IN ESSENCE TO THEM IN A SENSE.
  • 00:58:50.210 --> 00:58:54.000
  • HOW DO YOU WANT THEM TO PREPARE THEIR HEART?
  • 00:58:54.020 --> 00:58:55.260
  • - WELL YOU KNOW, FIRSTLY NEVER SAY NEVER.
  • 00:58:55.280 --> 00:58:58.160
  • AUSTRALIA IS NOT AS FAR AS YOU THINK, AND WE'RE IN
  • 00:58:58.180 --> 00:59:01.100
  • NEW YORK AND WE'RE IN LONDON AND IT'S AMAZING THAT GOD
  • 00:59:01.120 --> 00:59:04.120
  • CAN OPEN DOORS FOR PEOPLE TO BE HERE BECAUSE I
  • 00:59:04.140 --> 00:59:06.090
  • THINK IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT BEING HERE IS
  • 00:59:06.110 --> 00:59:08.250
  • SO CONTAGIOUS, WHAT YOU CATCH IS WHAT YOU CAN
  • 00:59:08.270 --> 00:59:11.070
  • TAKE HOME WITH YOU.
  • 00:59:11.090 --> 00:59:12.280
  • BUT FOR US, FOR THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE ALL
  • 00:59:13.000 --> 00:59:16.000
  • AROUND US, THIS IS A WEEK FOR THEM.
  • 00:59:16.020 --> 00:59:17.250
  • FOR US IT'S A YEAR AND NOW YEARS, ABOUT A WHOLE YEAR
  • 00:59:17.270 --> 00:59:20.260
  • OF PLANNING, PRAYING, SEEKING THE HOLY SPIRIT,
  • 00:59:20.280 --> 00:59:23.200
  • GETTING THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT ON OUR WORSHIP
  • 00:59:23.220 --> 00:59:25.160
  • GUESTS, ON OUR SPEAKERS, AND ON ALL THE CREATIVE
  • 00:59:25.180 --> 00:59:28.180
  • ELEMENTS. WE TRY TO MAKE OUR CONFERENCES VERY THEMATIC.
  • 00:59:28.200 --> 00:59:33.010
  • IT'S NOT JUST A COLLECTION OF ALL THINGS
  • 00:59:33.030 --> 00:59:34.160
  • COMING TOGETHER, BUT THERE'S A SENSE OF
  • 00:59:34.180 --> 00:59:36.030
  • DIRECTION AND A SENSE OF PURPOSE TO IT, AND
  • 00:59:36.050 --> 00:59:38.110
  • ULTIMATELY, WE WANT TO SEE PEOPLE LOVING JESUS MORE.
  • 00:59:38.130 --> 00:59:42.010
  • WE WANT TO SEE PEOPLE STRONGER IN THEIR
  • 00:59:42.030 --> 00:59:44.180
  • RELATIONSHIPS, STRONGER IN THEIR WORKPLACE, STRONGER
  • 00:59:44.200 --> 00:59:47.140
  • IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND SERVING GOD.
  • 00:59:47.160 --> 00:59:50.140
  • WE WANT TO REALLY SEE CHURCHES SET UP TO WIN.
  • 00:59:50.160 --> 00:59:52.280
  • WE REALLY TRY TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO BE PART OF THE
  • 00:59:53.000 --> 00:59:55.180
  • ANSWER WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR LOCAL CHURCH.
  • 00:59:55.200 --> 00:59:58.020
  • THE OTHER THING ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE IS THERE'S A
  • 00:59:58.040 --> 01:00:00.110
  • MULTITUDE OF NON-CHURCH PEOPLE WHO COME WITH
  • 01:00:00.130 --> 01:00:02.160
  • FRIENDS, AND WE ALWAYS SEE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, IF NOT
  • 01:00:02.180 --> 01:00:05.190
  • THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, THIS WEEK WILL GIVE THEIR
  • 01:00:05.210 --> 01:00:09.060
  • LIVES TO CHRIST.
  • 01:00:09.080 --> 01:00:11.010
  • SO IT REALLY IS AN ALL AROUND CHURCH CONFERENCE.
  • 01:00:11.030 --> 01:00:13.050
  • I KIND OF FIGURE IN AUSTRALIA, WE'RE THE
  • 01:00:13.070 --> 01:00:14.290
  • LARGER CHURCH, SO WE CAN PUT SOMETHING ON THAT
  • 01:00:15.010 --> 01:00:17.050
  • MAYBE OTHERS CAN'T, SO IT'S LIKE A CELEBRATION
  • 01:00:17.070 --> 01:00:19.050
  • FOR THAT CHURCH.
  • 01:00:19.070 --> 01:00:20.290
  • LIKE I SAY, WE'RE HERE IN SYDNEY BUT PEOPLE COMING
  • 01:00:21.010 --> 01:00:23.020
  • FROM ALL AROUND THE GLOBE.
  • 01:00:23.040 --> 01:00:25.000
  • PEOPLE COME FROM EVERYWHERE, AND PASTORS
  • 01:00:25.020 --> 01:00:27.080
  • AND LEADERS AND PEOPLE COME FROM EVERYWHERE.
  • 01:00:27.100 --> 01:00:29.020
  • THEY'RE ALWAYS SO HUNGRY.
  • 01:00:29.040 --> 01:00:30.260
  • THE ATMOSPHERE, THE SPIRIT OF FAITH IS AMAZING.
  • 01:00:30.280 --> 01:00:32.250
  • I HOPE ONE DAY YOU COULD BE A PART OF IT.
  • 01:00:32.270 --> 01:00:35.070
  • - BOBBY, FINAL THOUGHTS.
  • 01:00:35.090 --> 01:00:37.070
  • - EXACTLY THAT, YOU KNOW?
  • 01:00:37.090 --> 01:00:39.110
  • LIKE BRIAN SAYS, WE JUST WANT TO SEND YOU HOME MORE
  • 01:00:39.130 --> 01:00:41.030
  • IN LOVE WITH JESUS, MORE IN LOVE WITH YOUR LOCAL
  • 01:00:41.050 --> 01:00:43.060
  • CHURCH, THAT YOU'LL COME WITH A PLACE OF HEALTH AND
  • 01:00:43.080 --> 01:00:46.090
  • TOGETHER WE CAN JUST SEE THE THERE WORLD, THE
  • 01:00:46.110 --> 01:00:49.200
  • HARVEST OF THIS WORLD SWUNG IN THE DIRECTION OF
  • 01:00:49.220 --> 01:00:52.010
  • HEAVEN BECAUSE ULTIMATELY, THAT IS THE GOSPEL
  • 01:00:52.030 --> 01:00:53.290
  • MESSAGE, WHICH WE'RE ALL IMPASSIONED ABOUT, AMEN? AMEN.
  • 01:00:54.010 --> 01:00:56.260
  • - WE'RE HERE IN SYDNEY.
  • 01:00:56.280 --> 01:00:59.020
  • WE'RE GOING BACK INTO THE BIG ARENA RIGHT HERE AT
  • 01:00:59.040 --> 01:01:01.040
  • THE HILLSONG CONFERENCE.
  • 01:01:01.060 --> 01:01:02.290
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:01:03.010 --> 01:01:14.220
  • BEFORE THE EARTH KNEW ITS FOUNDATIONS...
  • 01:01:14.240 --> 01:01:23.030
  • YOU SPOKE THE DUST INTO CREATION...
  • 01:01:23.050 --> 01:01:31.290
  • UNTIL THE END, WHEN ALL HAS WITHERED...
  • 01:01:32.010 --> 01:01:40.170
  • THEN STILL YOUR WORD WILL ENDURE FOREVER...
  • 01:01:40.190 --> 01:01:51.220
  • THE LAMP UNTO MY FEET...
  • 01:01:51.240 --> 01:01:55.200
  • THE LIGHT UNTO MY PATH...
  • 01:01:55.220 --> 01:02:00.190
  • OH, OH...
  • 01:02:00.210 --> 01:02:04.170
  • YOUR WORD WILL NOT BE SHAKEN...
  • 01:02:04.190 --> 01:02:12.020
  • YOUR WORD WILL NEVER FAIL ME...
  • 01:02:12.040 --> 01:02:19.240
  • LIKE A FIRE IN MY BONES...
  • 01:02:19.260 --> 01:02:25.010
  • LIKE A WHISPER TO MY SOUL...
  • 01:02:25.030 --> 01:02:29.150
  • YOUR WORD, IS REVELATION...
  • 01:02:29.170 --> 01:02:37.090
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:02:37.110 --> 01:02:47.110
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:02:47.110 --> 01:02:54.250
  • DEEP CALLS TO DEEP WITHIN YOUR PRESENCE...
  • 01:02:54.270 --> 01:03:03.120
  • WHEN I HEAR YOU SPEAK, MY SOUL AWAKENS...
  • 01:03:03.140 --> 01:03:11.210
  • YOUR SPIRIT LEADS MY HEART TO WORSHIP...
  • 01:03:11.230 --> 01:03:20.280
  • AS YOUR WORD REVEALS THE LIGHT OF JESUS...
  • 01:03:21.000 --> 01:03:31.200
  • THE LAMP UNTO MY FEET...
  • 01:03:31.220 --> 01:03:35.200
  • THE LIGHT UNTO MY PATH...
  • 01:03:35.220 --> 01:03:41.020
  • OH, OH...
  • 01:03:41.040 --> 01:03:44.240
  • YOUR WORD WILL NOT BE SHAKEN...
  • 01:03:44.260 --> 01:03:52.110
  • YOUR WORD WILL NEVER FAIL ME...
  • 01:03:52.130 --> 01:04:00.270
  • LIKE A FIRE IN MY BONES...
  • 01:04:00.290 --> 01:04:05.060
  • LIKE A WHISPER TO MY SOUL...
  • 01:04:05.080 --> 01:04:10.070
  • YOUR WORD, IS REVELATION...
  • 01:04:10.090 --> 01:04:18.230
  • OH...
  • 01:04:18.250 --> 01:04:20.290
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:04:21.010 --> 01:04:29.010
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:04:29.010 --> 01:04:36.130
  • OH...
  • 01:04:36.150 --> 01:04:41.290
  • OH...
  • 01:04:41.290 --> 01:04:49.140
  • - ALL OF YOU LIFT YOUR VOICE IN THIS PLACE.
  • 01:04:49.160 --> 01:04:52.220
  • OH...
  • 01:04:52.240 --> 01:05:01.050
  • JESUS...
  • 01:05:01.070 --> 01:05:09.020
  • OH...
  • 01:05:09.040 --> 01:05:18.000
  • FLY, FLY, FLY...
  • 01:05:18.020 --> 01:05:29.060
  • YEAH...
  • 01:05:29.080 --> 01:05:36.150
  • OH...
  • 01:05:36.170 --> 01:05:50.000
  • OH...
  • 01:05:50.000 --> 01:05:55.280
  • OH...
  • 01:05:55.280 --> 01:06:03.160
  • YOUR WORD WILL NOT BE SHAKEN...
  • 01:06:03.180 --> 01:06:11.290
  • YOUR WORD WILL NEVER FAIL ME...
  • 01:06:12.010 --> 01:06:20.180
  • LIKE A FIRE IN MY BONES...
  • 01:06:20.200 --> 01:06:24.290
  • LIKE A WHISPER TO MY SOUL...
  • 01:06:25.010 --> 01:06:29.160
  • YOUR WORD, IS REVELATION...
  • 01:06:29.180 --> 01:06:38.080
  • YOUR WORD WILL NOT BE SHAKEN...
  • 01:06:38.100 --> 01:06:46.270
  • YOUR WORD WILL NEVER FAIL ME...
  • 01:06:46.290 --> 01:06:55.150
  • LIKE A FIRE IN MY BONES...
  • 01:06:55.170 --> 01:06:59.280
  • LIKE A WHISPER TO MY SOUL...
  • 01:07:00.020 --> 01:07:04.200
  • YOUR WORD IS REVELATION...
  • 01:07:04.220 --> 01:07:16.110
  • YOUR WORD WILL NOT BE SHAKEN...
  • 01:07:18.290 --> 01:07:22.040
  • YOUR WORD WILL NEVER FAIL ME...
  • 01:07:22.060 --> 01:07:30.180
  • LIKE A FIRE IN MY BONES...
  • 01:07:30.200 --> 01:07:34.270
  • LIKE A WHISPER TO MY SOUL...
  • 01:07:34.290 --> 01:07:39.220
  • YOUR WORD IS REVELATION...
  • 01:07:39.240 --> 01:07:49.150
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 01:07:49.170 --> 01:07:54.230
  • - WELL, LISTEN, THERE'S SOME HUGE ENEMIES TO
  • 01:07:54.250 --> 01:07:57.160
  • RECEPTIVITY IN OUR LIVES.
  • 01:07:57.180 --> 01:07:59.260
  • ONE OF THEM I'VE TALKED ABOUT QUITE A BIT, AND
  • 01:07:59.280 --> 01:08:02.040
  • THAT IS FAMILIARITY.
  • 01:08:02.060 --> 01:08:04.010
  • FAMILIARITY, IT CREEPS UP ON US.
  • 01:08:04.030 --> 01:08:06.130
  • IT CAN TAKE THE FORM OF COMPLACENCY.
  • 01:08:06.150 --> 01:08:08.200
  • MAYBE IT JUST TAKES THE FORM OF BEING JADED.
  • 01:08:08.220 --> 01:08:11.260
  • TIME FOR US TO STEP BACK AND LET SOMEONE
  • 01:08:11.280 --> 01:08:13.200
  • ELSE HAVE A GO.
  • 01:08:13.220 --> 01:08:15.160
  • BUT FAMILIARITY, THAT'S THE THING THAT PEOPLE CAME
  • 01:08:15.180 --> 01:08:18.180
  • ACROSS JESUS, AND SOME OF YOU KNOW THAT STORY IN HIS
  • 01:08:18.200 --> 01:08:21.080
  • OWN TOWN, IN HIS OWN HOME, IN HIS OWN PLACE.
  • 01:08:21.100 --> 01:08:26.120
  • IN MATTHEW 13:57 AND 58, IT SAYS, "PEOPLE WERE
  • 01:08:26.140 --> 01:08:31.270
  • OFFENDED," HIS LOCAL PEOPLE, "THEY WERE
  • 01:08:31.290 --> 01:08:34.030
  • OFFENDED AT JESUS, BUT JESUS SAID TO THEM,'A
  • 01:08:34.050 --> 01:08:37.040
  • PROPHET IS NOT WITHOUT HONOR, EXCEPT IN HIS OWN
  • 01:08:37.060 --> 01:08:40.070
  • COUNTRY AND IN HIS OWN HOUSE.' NOW HE DID NOT DO
  • 01:08:40.090 --> 01:08:42.190
  • MANY MIGHTY WORKS THERE BECAUSE OF THEIR
  • 01:08:42.210 --> 01:08:46.090
  • UNBELIEF." SO HE DIDN'T DO MANY MIGHTY WORKS THERE.
  • 01:08:46.110 --> 01:08:50.070
  • ANOTHER GOSPEL SAYS, EXCEPT FOR HEALING A FEW
  • 01:08:50.090 --> 01:08:56.000
  • PEOPLE, WHICH IS NOT SUCH A BAD START, HEALING FOR A
  • 01:08:56.020 --> 01:08:59.090
  • FEW PEOPLE, BUT HE DID NO MIGHTY WORKS THERE BECAUSE
  • 01:08:59.110 --> 01:09:01.230
  • OF THEIR FAMILIARITY.
  • 01:09:01.250 --> 01:09:03.260
  • FAMILIARITY WITH YOUR PASTOR, WITH YOUR LEADER,
  • 01:09:03.280 --> 01:09:06.080
  • FAMILIARITY WITH JESUS, WITH THE WORD OF GOD,
  • 01:09:06.100 --> 01:09:08.230
  • FAMILIARITY, MAYBE JUST YEAR AFTER YEAR,
  • 01:09:08.250 --> 01:09:11.120
  • MONTH AFTER MONTH, MONTH AFTER MONTH.
  • 01:09:11.140 --> 01:09:13.180
  • SOME PEOPLE THINK THEY'RE SPIRITUALLY MATURE, BUT
  • 01:09:13.200 --> 01:09:15.210
  • WHAT THEY NEED IS A GOOD HOLY GHOST KICK UP THE
  • 01:09:15.230 --> 01:09:18.200
  • BACKSIDE, AND TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S
  • 01:09:18.220 --> 01:09:20.230
  • SO MUCH MORE FOR THEM OUT THERE.
  • 01:09:20.250 --> 01:09:22.200
  • WHAT THEY NEED IS TO JUST LEARN HOW TO PRESS
  • 01:09:22.220 --> 01:09:24.140
  • IN A LITTLE BIT MORE.
  • 01:09:24.160 --> 01:09:26.120
  • WHAT THEY NEED IS TO UNDERSTAND THEY CAN MAKE A
  • 01:09:26.140 --> 01:09:28.050
  • MASSIVE IMPACT.
  • 01:09:28.070 --> 01:09:29.280
  • FAMILIARITY LOCKS GOD OUT OF HIS OWN HOUSE.
  • 01:09:30.000 --> 01:09:35.170
  • HE COULD DO NO MIGHTY MIRACLES THERE.
  • 01:09:35.190 --> 01:09:39.010
  • IF LIVE OUR LIVES FAMILIAR, WE LOCK GOD OUT
  • 01:09:39.030 --> 01:09:42.230
  • OF OUR OWN HOUSE.
  • 01:09:42.250 --> 01:09:44.260
  • WHEN IT COMES TO YOU, WHENEVER YOU WORSHIP
  • 01:09:44.280 --> 01:09:47.000
  • JESUS, IF YOU PARTICIPATE IN REALLY JUST WHAT IS A
  • 01:09:47.020 --> 01:09:50.250
  • SPIRIT OF FAMILIARITY, DON'T EXPECT TO SEE GREAT
  • 01:09:50.270 --> 01:09:54.020
  • MOVES OF THE SPIRIT.
  • 01:09:54.040 --> 01:09:56.000
  • DON'T EXPECT TO SEE THAT TANGIBLE SENSE
  • 01:09:56.020 --> 01:09:57.250
  • OF GOD'S PRESENCE.
  • 01:09:57.270 --> 01:09:59.260
  • DON'T EVER EXPECT TO HAVE THOSE KINDS OF MEETINGS
  • 01:09:59.280 --> 01:10:02.010
  • WHERE YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO EXPLODE THERE WAS
  • 01:10:02.030 --> 01:10:05.000
  • SO MUCH SENSE OF GOD'S PRESENCE THERE.
  • 01:10:05.020 --> 01:10:07.070
  • NO, WE HAVE TO LIVE OUR LIVES WITH AN ABSOLUTE
  • 01:10:07.090 --> 01:10:09.290
  • COMMITMENT, AN ABSOLUTE COMMITMENT THAT WE'RE NOT
  • 01:10:10.010 --> 01:10:13.040
  • GOING TO LIVE FAMILIARITY.
  • 01:10:13.060 --> 01:10:15.070
  • I'LL TELL YOU WHAT ELSE IS AN ENEMY TO RECEPTIVITY,
  • 01:10:15.090 --> 01:10:19.180
  • AND THAT IS HURT OR UNFORGIVENESS OR ALL OF
  • 01:10:19.200 --> 01:10:22.290
  • THOSE OTHER THINGS THAT TRY TO ROB US LIKE OFFENSES.
  • 01:10:23.010 --> 01:10:27.100
  • DO YOU KNOW WHEN SOMEONE'S OFFENDED, WHEN SOMEONE
  • 01:10:27.120 --> 01:10:29.130
  • CAN'T FORGIVE, THEY ALSO CAN'T RECEIVE?
  • 01:10:29.150 --> 01:10:32.140
  • IF I'VE OFFENDED SOMEBODY, THE SHUTTERS GO UP.
  • 01:10:32.160 --> 01:10:35.100
  • THE HAND GOES UP.
  • 01:10:35.120 --> 01:10:37.010
  • IT'S MORE OR LESS SPEAK TO THE HAND.
  • 01:10:37.030 --> 01:10:38.230
  • IT WOULDN'T MATTER WHAT I WAS SAYING.
  • 01:10:38.250 --> 01:10:40.100
  • IT DOESN'T PENETRATE.
  • 01:10:40.120 --> 01:10:41.260
  • LET'S NOT LIVE OUR LIVES HOLDING ONTO OLD GRUDGES,
  • 01:10:41.280 --> 01:10:44.240
  • LIVING IN UNFORGIVENESS, LIVING OUR LIVES OFFENDED
  • 01:10:44.260 --> 01:10:47.220
  • BECAUSE ALL THAT DOES IS LOCK YOU OUT FROM THE
  • 01:10:47.240 --> 01:10:50.160
  • BLESSING AND THE PROMISE OF GOD BECAUSE YOU NO
  • 01:10:50.180 --> 01:10:53.050
  • LONGER CAN BE RECEPTIVE.
  • 01:10:53.070 --> 01:10:55.170
  • THE SPIRIT THAT YOU'RE WALKING WITH, IT IS
  • 01:10:55.190 --> 01:10:57.180
  • HOLDING YOU OUT FROM ALL THAT GOD HAS GOT FOR YOU.
  • 01:10:57.200 --> 01:11:00.090
  • HEY, I TELL YOU RIGHT NOW THE LACK OF
  • 01:11:00.110 --> 01:11:04.030
  • EXPECTATION ROBS PEOPLE OF RECEPTIVITY.
  • 01:11:04.050 --> 01:11:08.230
  • IN PSALMS 62:5, IT SAYS, "MY SOUL WAITS SILENTLY
  • 01:11:08.250 --> 01:11:14.260
  • FOR GOD ALONE, FOR MY EXPECTATION COMES FROM
  • 01:11:14.280 --> 01:11:18.190
  • HIM." ISN'T IT A FUNNY THING IN I CORINTHIANS
  • 01:11:18.210 --> 01:11:21.130
  • 1 WHERE, YOU KNOW, THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT JESUS
  • 01:11:21.150 --> 01:11:25.140
  • CRUCIFIED, AND IN THIS VERSE, IT'S TALKING ABOUT
  • 01:11:25.160 --> 01:11:29.000
  • THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST.
  • 01:11:29.020 --> 01:11:30.230
  • IT TALKS ABOUT VARIOUS PEOPLE, JEWS AND GREEKS,
  • 01:11:30.250 --> 01:11:34.110
  • AND TALKS ABOUT HOW THE JEWS, THEY WERE
  • 01:11:34.130 --> 01:11:36.290
  • LOOKING FOR A SIGN.
  • 01:11:37.010 --> 01:11:39.000
  • IN OTHER WORDS, THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING
  • 01:11:39.020 --> 01:11:40.150
  • POWERFUL AND KABANG.
  • 01:11:40.170 --> 01:11:42.110
  • AND THE GREEKS, THEY WERE LOOKING FOR WISDOM,
  • 01:11:42.130 --> 01:11:44.090
  • SOMETHING THAT WOULD STIMULATE THEIR INTELLECT,
  • 01:11:44.110 --> 01:11:46.160
  • GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO ANALYZE.
  • 01:11:46.180 --> 01:11:48.160
  • BUT IT SAYS THOSE WHO BELIEVED IN THE FULLNESS
  • 01:11:48.180 --> 01:11:52.110
  • OF CHRIST, THAT THEY EXPECTED THE POWER OF GOD
  • 01:11:52.130 --> 01:11:56.240
  • AND THE WISDOM OF GOD. HERE IT IS.
  • 01:11:56.260 --> 01:11:59.260
  • THE JEWS, THEY WERE LOOKING FOR POWER.
  • 01:11:59.280 --> 01:12:02.200
  • THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A SIGN.
  • 01:12:02.220 --> 01:12:04.160
  • THE GENTILES, THEY WERE LOOKING FOR WISDOM.
  • 01:12:04.180 --> 01:12:07.230
  • THEY WERE LOOKING FOR INTELLECT, AND YET IT WAS
  • 01:12:07.250 --> 01:12:10.290
  • ALL THERE FOR THEM.
  • 01:12:11.010 --> 01:12:12.170
  • IT'S JUST THEY WEREN'T EXPECTING A HUMBLE
  • 01:12:12.190 --> 01:12:15.240
  • CARPENTER ON A DONKEY.
  • 01:12:15.260 --> 01:12:18.170
  • THEY WERE EXPECTING A TRIUMPHANT KING
  • 01:12:18.190 --> 01:12:21.250
  • ON A WHITE HORSE.
  • 01:12:21.270 --> 01:12:24.200
  • WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING? WHAT'S YOUR EXPECTATION?
  • 01:12:24.220 --> 01:12:27.210
  • MAYBE YOU FEEL LIKE HEY, THE CHURCH YOU GO TO, IT'S
  • 01:12:27.230 --> 01:12:30.240
  • KIND OF LIKE THAT HUMBLE DONKEY.
  • 01:12:30.260 --> 01:12:32.240
  • IT'S A BIT OF A DONKEY OF A CHURCH.
  • 01:12:32.260 --> 01:12:34.160
  • THERE'S A SCRIPTURE IN ECCLIASTES THAT SAYS,
  • 01:12:34.180 --> 01:12:36.220
  • "BETTER A LIVE DOG THAN A DEAD LION." CAN I TELL YOU
  • 01:12:36.240 --> 01:12:39.180
  • YOU MAY GO TO A CHURCH THAT'S A DEAD LION.
  • 01:12:39.200 --> 01:12:41.250
  • BEAUTIFUL CATHEDRAL, WONDERFUL HISTORY,
  • 01:12:41.270 --> 01:12:44.270
  • BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BUT
  • 01:12:44.290 --> 01:12:47.020
  • THERE'S NO LIFE IN THERE.
  • 01:12:47.040 --> 01:12:49.010
  • SOMEONE ELSE MIGHT BE IN SOME OLD SCHOOL CLASS IN
  • 01:12:49.030 --> 01:12:51.140
  • SOMEWHERE, SOMEWHERE AT THE BACK OF NOWHERE, AND
  • 01:12:51.160 --> 01:12:54.050
  • THE PEOPLE ARE ALL BRAND NEW CHRISTIANS.
  • 01:12:54.070 --> 01:12:56.050
  • THEY'RE ALL UNCOOTH.
  • 01:12:56.070 --> 01:12:58.090
  • THEY'RE ALL ROUGH, BUT THEY ARE A LIVE DOG.
  • 01:12:58.110 --> 01:13:00.170
  • YOU ARE BETTER OFF A LIVE DOG THAN A DEAD
  • 01:13:00.190 --> 01:13:02.160
  • LION, BELIEVE ME.
  • 01:13:02.180 --> 01:13:04.190
  • LET'S NOT EVER PASTOR CHURCHES THAT ARE DEAD LIONS.
  • 01:13:04.210 --> 01:13:06.260
  • LET'S NEVER GET INTO THAT SPIRIT IN OUR CHURCH.
  • 01:13:06.280 --> 01:13:10.140
  • NO, WE NEVER WANT TO LIVE OUR LIVES JUST LIKE THAT.
  • 01:13:10.160 --> 01:13:13.270
  • SO HERE IS THE "A" LIST.
  • 01:13:13.290 --> 01:13:16.080
  • HERE IS THE "A" LIST, SEVEN THINGS IN TWO
  • 01:13:16.100 --> 01:13:21.120
  • MINUTES THAT YOU CAN DO TO CREATE A
  • 01:13:21.140 --> 01:13:25.010
  • SPIRIT OF RECEPTIVITY.
  • 01:13:25.030 --> 01:13:27.200
  • ARE YOU READY FOR IT?
  • 01:13:27.220 --> 01:13:29.230
  • NUMBER ONE, ANTICIPATION. ANTICIPATION.
  • 01:13:29.250 --> 01:13:33.200
  • IT INVOLVES EXCITEMENT. IT IS WIDE EYED.
  • 01:13:33.220 --> 01:13:36.190
  • YOU COME WITH YOUR PEN AND YOUR PAPER READY.
  • 01:13:36.210 --> 01:13:39.010
  • YOU ARE SO EXCITED. I FELT THAT TONIGHT.
  • 01:13:39.030 --> 01:13:41.280
  • THERE'S AN EXPECTANCY HERE.
  • 01:13:42.000 --> 01:13:43.170
  • THERE'S AN EXCITEMENT HERE.
  • 01:13:43.190 --> 01:13:45.070
  • THERE'S ANTICIPATION THAT MAKES ME GET
  • 01:13:45.090 --> 01:13:47.030
  • EXCITED BECAUSE THAT'S THE KIND OF FAITH ATTITUDE
  • 01:13:47.050 --> 01:13:50.050
  • THAT GOD REWARDS. THERE'S SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
  • 01:13:50.070 --> 01:13:53.060
  • ABOUT ANTICIPATION.
  • 01:13:53.080 --> 01:13:55.060
  • THE SECOND "A" IS ATTEND, ATTEND.
  • 01:13:55.080 --> 01:13:58.190
  • WE'LL GET THE DOWN LOW. WE'LL WATCH IT ON STREAM.
  • 01:13:58.210 --> 01:14:02.070
  • YOU CAN DO THAT.
  • 01:14:02.090 --> 01:14:03.290
  • SOMETIMES LIVE STREAM IS GOOD BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE
  • 01:14:04.010 --> 01:14:06.120
  • PHYSICALLY CAN'T BE THERE, BUT THERE'S NEVER ANYTHING
  • 01:14:06.140 --> 01:14:09.140
  • LIKE BEING THERE. YOU GOTTA BE THERE.
  • 01:14:09.160 --> 01:14:11.150
  • YOU GOTTA HAVE YOUR KIDS THERE.
  • 01:14:11.170 --> 01:14:14.100
  • PUT YOUR KIDS, LET THEM SLEEP UNDER THE PEWS AT
  • 01:14:14.120 --> 01:14:16.270
  • CHURCH, BUT THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT HAVING
  • 01:14:16.290 --> 01:14:19.110
  • YOUR KIDS THERE BECAUSE EVEN THE SOUND OF THE WORD
  • 01:14:19.130 --> 01:14:22.260
  • IS DOING SOMETHING IN THEIR LIVES.
  • 01:14:22.280 --> 01:14:25.010
  • I GREW UP IN CHURCH ALL OF MY LIFE, SLEEPING
  • 01:14:25.030 --> 01:14:27.140
  • UNDER PEWS, THERE EVERY TIME ANY PARENTS
  • 01:14:27.160 --> 01:14:30.030
  • WENT, AND I GOTTA TELL YOU IT DIDN'T SEEM TO
  • 01:14:30.050 --> 01:14:31.290
  • DO ME TOO MUCH DAMAGE.
  • 01:14:32.010 --> 01:14:33.130
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 01:14:33.150 --> 01:14:36.090
  • AND MY CHILDREN, THE SAME THING, BUT THEY DIDN'T
  • 01:14:36.110 --> 01:14:38.070
  • HAVE THE CHOICE OF BEING THERE.
  • 01:14:38.090 --> 01:14:39.180
  • THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE CHOICE OF BEING THERE,
  • 01:14:39.200 --> 01:14:41.030
  • NOT AS LONG AS THEY WERE AT HOME.
  • 01:14:41.050 --> 01:14:42.150
  • AND SO THEY WERE AT EVERYTHING, SUNDAY
  • 01:14:42.170 --> 01:14:43.270
  • MORNING, SUNDAY NIGHT.
  • 01:14:43.290 --> 01:14:45.120
  • I'D TAKE THEM TO MCDONALDS AT THE END OF SERVICE TO
  • 01:14:45.140 --> 01:14:47.040
  • GIVE THEM A LITTLE TREAT JUST TO MAKE IT FUN, BUT I
  • 01:14:47.060 --> 01:14:49.260
  • GOTTA TELL YOU, I DON'T REGRET IT NOW WHEN WE'VE
  • 01:14:49.280 --> 01:14:52.060
  • GOT THREE KIDS AND ALMOST SEVEN GRAND KIDS ALL PART
  • 01:14:52.080 --> 01:14:56.200
  • OF THE HOUSE OF GOD SERVING GOD TOGETHER.
  • 01:14:56.220 --> 01:14:59.010
  • YOU GOTTA BE THERE.
  • 01:14:59.030 --> 01:15:00.280
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 01:15:01.000 --> 01:15:03.070
  • YOU SAY, WE'LL GET THE POD CAST.
  • 01:15:03.090 --> 01:15:05.110
  • WE'LL DOWNLOAD THE STREAM.
  • 01:15:05.130 --> 01:15:07.130
  • I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE
  • 01:15:07.150 --> 01:15:10.080
  • RAPTURE, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.
  • 01:15:10.100 --> 01:15:12.120
  • WE'LL SEND YOU THE VIDEO.
  • 01:15:12.140 --> 01:15:14.020
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 01:15:14.040 --> 01:15:16.020
  • YOU HAVE TO BE THERE. YOU HAVE TO ATTEND.
  • 01:15:16.040 --> 01:15:20.130
  • YOU GOTTA LIVE LIKE YOUR DESIRE IS GREATER THAN
  • 01:15:20.150 --> 01:15:22.260
  • THE OBSTACLES. NUMBER THREE, ABSORB.
  • 01:15:22.280 --> 01:15:25.040
  • BE LIKE A SPONGE. BE LIKE A SPONGE.
  • 01:15:25.060 --> 01:15:28.220
  • AMEN, YOU GOTTA LET YOUR GUARD DOWN AND THEN JUST
  • 01:15:28.240 --> 01:15:31.090
  • BE LIKE A SPONGE. NUMBER FOUR, ATTENTIVE.
  • 01:15:31.110 --> 01:15:35.010
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS NEHEMIAH CHAPTER 8:3, ALL
  • 01:15:35.030 --> 01:15:37.180
  • PEOPLE WERE ATTENTIVE TO THE WORD OF THE LORD.
  • 01:15:37.200 --> 01:15:41.120
  • BE ATTENTIVE. ENGAGE, SWITCH ON, ATTENTIVE.
  • 01:15:41.140 --> 01:15:45.120
  • NUMBER FIVE, APPRECIATE.
  • 01:15:45.140 --> 01:15:48.080
  • THAT'S A WHOLE MESSAGE IN ITSELF,
  • 01:15:48.100 --> 01:15:49.250
  • THE POWER OF APPRECIATION.
  • 01:15:49.270 --> 01:15:51.110
  • IF YOU LEAD WITH YOUR APPRECIATION, IF YOU LEAD
  • 01:15:51.130 --> 01:15:53.110
  • WITH YOUR THANKSGIVING, IF YOU LEAD WITH YOUR PRAISE,
  • 01:15:53.130 --> 01:15:55.190
  • THAT'S WHAT USHERS IN THE THINGS OF GOD.
  • 01:15:55.210 --> 01:15:57.260
  • SO WHAT HAVE WE GOT SO FAR?
  • 01:15:57.280 --> 01:16:00.190
  • WE'VE GOT ANTICIPATE, ATTEND, ABSORB, ATTENTIVE,
  • 01:16:00.210 --> 01:16:06.010
  • APPRECIATE, AND LISTEN TO APPLY.
  • 01:16:06.030 --> 01:16:09.060
  • TAKE WHAT YOU'RE LEARNING AND APPLY IT TO YOUR LIFE,
  • 01:16:09.080 --> 01:16:11.200
  • AND NUMBER SEVEN, AID.
  • 01:16:11.220 --> 01:16:14.250
  • AND BY AID, I MEAN CONTRIBUTE.
  • 01:16:14.270 --> 01:16:16.290
  • CONTRIBUTE TO THE VISION.
  • 01:16:17.010 --> 01:16:19.230
  • YOU SEE, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT BEING GENEROUS AND
  • 01:16:19.250 --> 01:16:22.000
  • GIVING AND CONTRIBUTING THAT DOES SO MUCH IN US
  • 01:16:22.020 --> 01:16:24.280
  • THAT MAKES US MORE RECEPTIVE,
  • 01:16:25.000 --> 01:16:27.160
  • THAT MAKES US MORE HUNGRY.
  • 01:16:27.180 --> 01:16:29.130
  • LET'S NEVER BE A MEDIOCRE CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA.
  • 01:16:29.150 --> 01:16:31.150
  • LET'S KEEP ON CONFOUNDING THE CRITICS
  • 01:16:31.170 --> 01:16:33.130
  • WHEN THEY'RE SAYING THE STATISTICS ARE DOWN.
  • 01:16:33.150 --> 01:16:35.130
  • THE CHURCHES ARE DECLINING.
  • 01:16:35.150 --> 01:16:37.060
  • CHRISTIANITY IS ALMOST DEAD.
  • 01:16:37.080 --> 01:16:39.090
  • WHEN THEY'RE TRYING IT TELL US ALL OF THOSE
  • 01:16:39.110 --> 01:16:41.120
  • THINGS, LET'S HAVE AN ABSOLUTE ARMY GOING ON ON
  • 01:16:41.140 --> 01:16:44.280
  • THE INSIDE WHERE WE'RE SO WIDE I'D HUNGRY,
  • 01:16:45.000 --> 01:16:47.020
  • WE'RE THERE, WE'RE PART OF THE ANSWER.
  • 01:16:47.040 --> 01:16:49.020
  • WE GET THERE FIRST, WE LEAVE THERE LAST.
  • 01:16:49.040 --> 01:16:50.220
  • WE ARE SO READY.
  • 01:16:50.240 --> 01:16:52.180
  • WE REFUSE TO LOCK GOD OUT OF HIS OWN HOUSE.
  • 01:16:52.200 --> 01:16:55.010
  • WE JUST BELIEVE HIM FOR EVERYTHING THAT GOD CAN
  • 01:16:55.030 --> 01:16:58.000
  • GIVE US. WE WANT TO SOAK IN IT. WE WANT TO RECEIVE IT.
  • 01:16:58.020 --> 01:17:00.240
  • WE WANT TO ENTER INTO ALL THE PROMISES OF GOD.
  • 01:17:00.260 --> 01:17:02.250
  • YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE RECEPTIVE, AND YOU JUST
  • 01:17:02.270 --> 01:17:06.040
  • WATCH HOW FAR GOD CAN TAKE YOU, AMEN?
  • 01:17:06.060 --> 01:17:08.250
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 01:17:08.270 --> 01:17:11.080
  • AMEN? AMEN?
  • 01:17:11.100 --> 01:17:12.270
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 01:17:12.290 --> 01:17:15.020
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:17:15.040 --> 01:17:22.280
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:17:22.280 --> 01:17:30.130
  • FROM HEAVEN YOU CAN HEAR...
  • 01:17:30.150 --> 01:17:32.190
  • I KNOW YOU'RE DRAWING NEAR...
  • 01:17:32.210 --> 01:17:35.120
  • AS I WORSHIP...
  • 01:17:35.140 --> 01:17:42.160
  • HELD WITHIN YOUR LOVE...
  • 01:17:42.180 --> 01:17:46.100
  • THE WIND AND WAVES WILL COME...
  • 01:17:46.120 --> 01:17:48.210
  • BUT I WILL STAY HERE...
  • 01:17:48.230 --> 01:17:54.230
  • I LIFT MY HANDS TO HEAVEN...
  • 01:17:54.250 --> 01:17:58.000
  • HERE MY HEART SURRENDERED...
  • 01:17:58.020 --> 01:18:01.060
  • I TELL MY SOUL AGAIN...
  • 01:18:01.080 --> 01:18:04.010
  • YOU ARE LORD OF ALL...
  • 01:18:04.030 --> 01:18:07.220
  • AND THOUGH THE SEAS ARE RAGING...
  • 01:18:07.240 --> 01:18:11.090
  • YOU WILL SPEAK AND TAME THEM...
  • 01:18:11.110 --> 01:18:14.220
  • IN YOU I FIND MY REST...
  • 01:18:14.240 --> 01:18:17.130
  • YOU ARE IN CONTROL...
  • 01:18:17.150 --> 01:18:27.040
  • THROUGH VALLEYS I WILL TRUST...
  • 01:18:27.060 --> 01:18:31.140
  • YOUR SPIRIT IS ENOUGH, TO KEEP ME WALKING...
  • 01:18:31.160 --> 01:18:39.210
  • YOU GUIDE MY EVERY STEP...
  • 01:18:39.230 --> 01:18:43.030
  • SPEAK LIFE TO ME AGAIN...
  • 01:18:43.050 --> 01:18:46.020
  • LORD I NEED YOU...
  • 01:18:46.040 --> 01:18:49.040
  • OH, I NEED YOU...
  • 01:18:49.060 --> 01:18:52.100
  • I LIFT MY HANDS TO HEAVEN...
  • 01:18:52.120 --> 01:18:55.210
  • HERE MY HEART SURRENDERED...
  • 01:18:55.230 --> 01:18:58.170
  • I TELL MY SOUL AGAIN...
  • 01:18:58.190 --> 01:19:01.210
  • YOU ARE LORD OF ALL...
  • 01:19:01.230 --> 01:19:05.130
  • AND THOUGH THE SEAS ARE RAGING...
  • 01:19:05.150 --> 01:19:08.160
  • YOU WILL SPEAK AND TAME THEM...
  • 01:19:08.180 --> 01:19:12.020
  • IN YOU I FIND MY REST...
  • 01:19:12.040 --> 01:19:14.210
  • YOU ARE IN CONTROL...
  • 01:19:14.230 --> 01:19:18.230
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:19:18.250 --> 01:19:26.280
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:19:26.280 --> 01:19:34.100
  • I WILL TRUST IN ONLY YOU...
  • 01:19:34.120 --> 01:19:40.060
  • NO ONE CAN ADD TO YOUR PERFECTION...
  • 01:19:40.080 --> 01:19:46.240
  • YOU'RE THE BEGINNING AND THE END...
  • 01:19:46.260 --> 01:19:52.040
  • MORE THAN I CAN COMPREHEND...
  • 01:19:52.060 --> 01:19:54.090
  • THERE IS NO ONE LIKE YOU...
  • 01:19:54.110 --> 01:19:58.210
  • NO ONE...
  • 01:19:58.230 --> 01:20:00.250
  • I WILL TRUST IN ONLY YOU...
  • 01:20:00.270 --> 01:20:07.030
  • NO ONE CAN ADD TO YOUR PERFECTION...
  • 01:20:07.050 --> 01:20:13.230
  • YOU'RE THE BEGINNING AND THE END...
  • 01:20:13.250 --> 01:20:19.030
  • MORE THAN I CAN COMPREHEND...
  • 01:20:19.050 --> 01:20:21.080
  • THERE IS NO ONE LIKE YOU...
  • 01:20:21.100 --> 01:20:27.040
  • NO ONE...
  • 01:20:27.060 --> 01:20:29.030
  • I WILL TRUST IN ONLY YOU...
  • 01:20:29.050 --> 01:20:34.010
  • NO ONE CAN ADD TO YOUR PERFECTION...
  • 01:20:34.030 --> 01:20:40.170
  • YOU'RE THE BEGINNING AND THE END...
  • 01:20:40.190 --> 01:20:45.020
  • MORE THAN I CAN COMPREHEND...
  • 01:20:45.040 --> 01:20:47.270
  • THERE IS NO ONE LIKE YOU...
  • 01:20:47.290 --> 01:20:51.270
  • JESUS...
  • 01:20:51.290 --> 01:20:54.170
  • I LIFT MY HANDS TO HEAVEN...
  • 01:20:54.190 --> 01:20:57.030
  • HERE MY HEART SURRENDERED...
  • 01:20:57.050 --> 01:21:00.040
  • I TELL MY SOUL AGAIN...
  • 01:21:00.060 --> 01:21:03.070
  • YOU ARE LORD OF ALL...
  • 01:21:03.090 --> 01:21:07.090
  • AND THOUGH THE SEAS ARE RAGING...
  • 01:21:07.110 --> 01:21:10.170
  • YOU WILL SPEAK AND TAME THEM...
  • 01:21:10.190 --> 01:21:13.260
  • IN YOU I FIND MY REST...
  • 01:21:13.280 --> 01:21:16.090
  • YOU ARE IN CONTROL...
  • 01:21:16.110 --> 01:21:20.220
  • I LIFT MY HANDS TO HEAVEN...
  • 01:21:20.240 --> 01:21:23.240
  • HERE MY HEART SURRENDERED...
  • 01:21:23.260 --> 01:21:27.060
  • I TELL MY SOUL AGAIN...
  • 01:21:27.080 --> 01:21:29.200
  • YOU ARE LORD OF ALL...
  • 01:21:29.220 --> 01:21:34.000
  • AND THOUGH THE SEAS ARE RAGING...
  • 01:21:34.020 --> 01:21:37.110
  • YOU WILL SPEAK AND TAME THEM...
  • 01:21:37.130 --> 01:21:40.210
  • IN YOU I FIND MY REST...
  • 01:21:40.230 --> 01:21:43.060
  • YOU ARE IN CONTROL...
  • 01:21:43.080 --> 01:21:47.200
  • IN YOU I FIND MY REST...
  • 01:21:47.220 --> 01:21:49.290
  • YOU ARE IN CONTROL...
  • 01:21:50.010 --> 01:21:54.140
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 01:21:54.160 --> 01:22:04.130
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:22:04.150 --> 01:22:16.010
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:22:16.010 --> 01:22:23.150
  • IF LOVE ENDURED THAT ANCIENT CROSS...
  • 01:22:23.170 --> 01:22:31.030
  • HOW PRECIOUS IS MY SAVIOUR'S BLOOD...
  • 01:22:31.050 --> 01:22:39.040
  • THE BEAUTY OF HEAVEN WRAPPED IN MY SHAME...
  • 01:22:39.060 --> 01:22:47.000
  • THE IMAGE OF LOVE UPON DEATH'S FRAME...
  • 01:22:47.020 --> 01:22:55.170
  • IF HAVING MY HEART WAS WORTH THE PAIN...
  • 01:22:55.190 --> 01:23:03.050
  • WHAT JOY COULD YOU SEE BEYOND THE GRAVE...
  • 01:23:03.070 --> 01:23:11.090
  • IF LOVE FOUND MY SOUL WORTH DYING FOR...
  • 01:23:11.110 --> 01:23:17.060
  • HOW WONDERFUL...
  • 01:23:17.080 --> 01:23:21.030
  • HOW GLORIOUS...
  • 01:23:21.050 --> 01:23:25.000
  • MY SAVIOUR'S SCARS...
  • 01:23:25.020 --> 01:23:28.270
  • VICTORIOUS...
  • 01:23:28.290 --> 01:23:33.000
  • MY CHAINS ARE GONE...
  • 01:23:33.020 --> 01:23:37.060
  • MY DEBT IS PAID...
  • 01:23:37.080 --> 01:23:41.090
  • FROM DEATH TO LIFE...
  • 01:23:41.110 --> 01:23:44.250
  • AND GRACE TO GRACE...
  • 01:23:44.270 --> 01:23:50.200
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:23:50.220 --> 01:23:59.240
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:23:59.240 --> 01:24:07.110
  • IF HEAVEN NOW OWNS THAT VACANT TOMB...
  • 01:24:07.130 --> 01:24:15.030
  • HOW GREAT IS THE HOPE THAT LIVES IN YOU...
  • 01:24:15.050 --> 01:24:23.040
  • THE PASSION THAT TORE THROUGH HELL LIKE A ROSE...
  • 01:24:23.060 --> 01:24:30.230
  • THE PROMISE THAT ROLLED BACK DEATH AND ITS STONE...
  • 01:24:30.250 --> 01:24:39.080
  • IF FREEDOM IS WORTH THE LIFE YOU RAISED...
  • 01:24:39.100 --> 01:24:46.220
  • WHERE IS MY SIN, WHERE IS MY SHAME...
  • 01:24:46.240 --> 01:24:54.020
  • OH, JESUS...
  • 01:24:54.040 --> 01:24:56.120
  • IF LOVE PAID IT ALL TO HAVE MY HEART...
  • 01:24:56.140 --> 01:25:01.210
  • HOW WONDERFUL...
  • 01:25:01.230 --> 01:25:05.240
  • HOW GLORIOUS...
  • 01:25:05.260 --> 01:25:08.250
  • MY SAVIOUR'S SCARS...
  • 01:25:08.270 --> 01:25:12.200
  • VICTORIOUS...
  • 01:25:12.220 --> 01:25:16.260
  • MY CHAINS ARE GONE...
  • 01:25:16.280 --> 01:25:20.260
  • MY DEBT IS PAID...
  • 01:25:20.280 --> 01:25:24.270
  • FROM DEATH TO LIFE...
  • 01:25:24.290 --> 01:25:28.200
  • AND GRACE TO GRACE...
  • 01:25:28.220 --> 01:25:38.280
  • WHEN I SEE THAT CROSS, I SEE FREEDOM...
  • 01:25:43.050 --> 01:25:46.210
  • WHEN I SEE THAT GRAVE, I'LL SEE JESUS...
  • 01:25:46.230 --> 01:25:50.180
  • AND FROM DEATH TO LIFE, I WILL SING YOUR PRAISE...
  • 01:25:50.200 --> 01:25:56.150
  • IN THE WONDER OF YOUR GRACE...
  • 01:25:56.170 --> 01:25:58.260
  • WHEN I SEE THAT CROSS, I SEE FREEDOM...
  • 01:25:58.280 --> 01:26:02.170
  • WHEN I SEE THAT GRAVE, I'LL SEE JESUS...
  • 01:26:02.190 --> 01:26:06.210
  • AND FROM DEATH TO LIFE, I WILL SING YOUR PRAISE...
  • 01:26:06.230 --> 01:26:12.120
  • IN THE WONDER OF YOUR GRACE...
  • 01:26:12.140 --> 01:26:14.250
  • WHEN I SEE THAT CROSS, I SEE FREEDOM...
  • 01:26:14.270 --> 01:26:18.160
  • WHEN I SEE THAT GRAVE, I'LL SEE JESUS...
  • 01:26:18.180 --> 01:26:22.160
  • AND FROM DEATH TO LIFE, I WILL SING YOUR PRAISE...
  • 01:26:22.180 --> 01:26:27.160
  • IN THE WONDER OF YOUR GRACE...
  • 01:26:27.180 --> 01:26:30.170
  • WHEN I SEE THAT CROSS, I SEE FREEDOM...
  • 01:26:30.190 --> 01:26:34.180
  • WHEN I SEE THAT GRAVE, I'LL SEE JESUS...
  • 01:26:34.200 --> 01:26:38.250
  • AND FROM DEATH TO LIFE, I WILL SING YOUR PRAISE...
  • 01:26:38.270 --> 01:26:43.270
  • IN THE WONDER OF YOUR GRACE...
  • 01:26:43.290 --> 01:26:48.040
  • MY SOUL WILL SING YOUR PRAISE...
  • 01:26:48.060 --> 01:26:51.180
  • IN THE WONDER OF YOUR GRACE...
  • 01:26:51.200 --> 01:26:55.240
  • AND MY SOUL WILL SING YOUR PRAISE...
  • 01:26:55.260 --> 01:27:01.160
  • HOW WONDERFUL...
  • 01:27:01.180 --> 01:27:04.280
  • HOW GLORIOUS...
  • 01:27:05.000 --> 01:27:08.230
  • MY SAVIOUR'S SCARS...
  • 01:27:08.250 --> 01:27:12.140
  • VICTORIOUS...
  • 01:27:12.160 --> 01:27:16.280
  • MY CHAINS ARE GONE...
  • 01:27:17.000 --> 01:27:20.200
  • MY DEBT IS PAID...
  • 01:27:20.220 --> 01:27:25.000
  • FROM DEATH TO LIFE...
  • 01:27:25.020 --> 01:27:29.100
  • AND GRACE TO GRACE...
  • 01:27:29.120 --> 01:27:34.220
  • WHEN I SEE THAT CROSS, I SEE FREEDOM...
  • 01:27:34.240 --> 01:27:38.120
  • WHEN I SEE THAT GRAVE, I'LL SEE JESUS...
  • 01:27:38.140 --> 01:27:42.230
  • AND FROM DEATH TO LIFE, I WILL SING YOUR PRAISE...
  • 01:27:42.250 --> 01:27:48.180
  • IN THE WONDER OF YOUR GRACE...
  • 01:27:48.200 --> 01:27:50.230
  • WHEN I SEE THAT CROSS, I SEE FREEDOM...
  • 01:27:50.250 --> 01:27:54.220
  • WHEN I SEE THAT GRAVE, I'LL SEE JESUS...
  • 01:27:54.240 --> 01:27:58.230
  • AND FROM DEATH TO LIFE, I WILL SING YOUR PRAISE...
  • 01:27:58.250 --> 01:28:03.260
  • IN THE WONDER OF YOUR GRACE...
  • 01:28:03.280 --> 01:28:08.010
  • AND MY SOUL WILL SING YOUR PRAISE...
  • 01:28:08.030 --> 01:28:11.230
  • IN THE WONDER OF YOUR GRACE...
  • 01:28:11.250 --> 01:28:15.160
  • AND MY SOUL WILL SING YOUR PRAISE...
  • 01:28:15.180 --> 01:28:21.130
  • HOW WONDERFUL...
  • 01:28:21.150 --> 01:28:25.040
  • HOW GLORIOUS...
  • 01:28:25.060 --> 01:28:29.000
  • MY SAVIOR'S SCARS...
  • 01:28:29.020 --> 01:28:32.250
  • VICTORIOUS...
  • 01:28:32.270 --> 01:28:37.040
  • MY CHAINS ARE GONE...
  • 01:28:37.060 --> 01:28:40.220
  • MY DEBT IS PAID...
  • 01:28:40.240 --> 01:28:44.290
  • FROM DEATH TO LIFE...
  • 01:28:45.010 --> 01:28:48.230
  • AND GRACE TO GRACE...
  • 01:28:48.250 --> 01:28:55.110
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 01:28:55.130 --> 01:29:03.150
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 01:29:03.170 --> 01:29:08.130