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  • ♪♪
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  • - ANNOUNCER: TONIGHT ONPRAISE, FROM LOS ANGELES
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  • AND ATLANTA, PASTOR ANDFOUNDER OF NORTHPOINT
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  • MINISTRIES AND FOUNDERAND PASTOR OF HARVEST
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  • CHURCH, ANDY STANLEYAND GREG LAURIE.
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  • ♪♪
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  • - AND NOW MATT ANDLAURIE CROUCH.
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  • - MATT CROUCH: IF YOU'REWATCHING THIS BROADCAST
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  • FOR THE FIRST TIME, ITIS APRIL 30, THURSDAY.
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  • AND WE THOUGHT THISQUARANTINE LIFE WAS GOING
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  • TO BE OVER BY NOW.
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  • WE THOUGHT THAT THERE WASGOING TO BE A LIGHT AT
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  • THE END OF THE DARKNESS.
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  • NOW, GREG, JUST STARTWITH WHAT YOU'RE
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  • PREACHING AND WHAT'SIMPORTANT FOR THE PEOPLE
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  • TO HEAR RIGHT NOW.
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  • - GREG LAURIE: WELL,MATT, I'M DOING A SERIES
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  • I'VE BEEN CALLINGQUARANTINE LIFE.
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  • THAT'S A TRENDINGHASHTAG, YOU KNOW, AND I
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  • NOTICED THAT.
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  • AND I WAS THINKING IMIGHT DO A SERIES BY
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  • THAT TITLE.
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  • BUT WHAT WOULDIT BE ABOUT?
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  • THEN I THOUGHT ABOUT THEEPISTLE OF PAUL TO THE
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  • PEOPLE OF PHILIPPI.
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  • WE CALL IT PHILIPPIANS.
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  • AND IT WAS WRITTEN WHENHE WAS UNDER HOUSE ARREST.
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  • SO PAUL WAS LITERALLYQUARANTINED.
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  • HE WAS LIVING THE QUARANTINELIFE EXCEPT HE DIDN'T
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  • HAVE NETFLIX, OKAY.
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  • [LAUGHTER] BUT HE WASSHELTERING IN PLACE, AND
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  • HE HAD NOTHINGTO SAY ABOUT IT.
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  • AND I JUST WAS READINGTHAT NOW THERE'S
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  • SOMETHING CALLEDTHE QUARANTINE 15.
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  • SOUNDS LIKE A NEW ROCKBAND, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY
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  • PEOPLE ARE PUTTING ONWEIGHT EATING ALL KINDS
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  • OF FOOD RIGHT NOW.
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  • AND I WAS READING ABOUTUBER EATS AND THE TOP
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  • FOODS IN DIFFERENT PARTSOF THE COUNTRY, AND
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  • NUMBER ONE IS LIKE FRENCHFRIES, AND YOU LOOK AT
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  • WHAT DIFFERENT -- ANDNONE OF IT'S GOOD.
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  • IT'S ALL BAD.
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  • THEN I READ THIS REALLYINTERESTING ARTICLE ABOUT
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  • A WOMAN WHO IS 102YEARS OLD, AND SHE WAS
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  • LIVING IN 1918FOR THAT PLAGUE.
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  • AND SHE SURVIVED.
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  • SHE GOT IT AND SURVIVEDIT, AND SHE GOT CORONAVIRUS
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  • AND SURVIVED IT.
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  • AND SO THEY ASKED HERFAMILY, WHAT IS HER SECRET?
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  • THEY SAID, WELL, SHELOVES TO EAT JUNK FOODS
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  • SPECIFICALLY OREOS.
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  • SO I THOUGHT NO ONE HASBROUGHT THAT UP IN ANY MEETING.
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  • OREOS.
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  • FRENCH FRIES, OREOS, OH MYGOODNESS.
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  • BUT IT'S BEEN A BIG SHOCKFOR ALL OF US, BUT YET I
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  • THINK ANDY WOULD BE ABLETO ATTEST TO THIS FACT,
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  • AND I KNOW HERE ON TBN ASWELL, PEOPLE ARE REALLY
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  • OPEN TO HEARINGTRUTH RIGHT NOW.
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  • AND I THINK THEY SORT OFLIKE WHEN YOU'RE ON A
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  • PLANE AND THEY GO THROUGHTHE SAFETY PROTOCOLS,
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  • THE EXITS ARE HERE ANDHERE AND HERE'S YOUR LIFE
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  • VEST AND HERE'S WHATHAPPENS IF SOMETHING HAPPENS.
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  • WELL, THEN, IF YOU WEREFLYING AND YOU IGNORED
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  • THAT SAFETY PROTOCOL LIKEI DO, AND THEN THEY WERE
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  • TO COME BACK, THE VOICEOF THE CAPTAIN SAYING
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  • WE'VE LOST TWOOF FOUR ENGINES,
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  • WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGHTHE SAFETY PROTOCOLS
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  • AGAIN, EVERYONEWOULD LISTEN.
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  • THAT'S HOW PEOPLE ARELISTENING RIGHT NOW.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - I THINK THEY'RE SCAREDBECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT
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  • PEOPLE ARE DYING.
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  • THIS IS REAL.
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  • I THINK THEY'RE CONCERNEDABOUT THEIR INCOME.
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  • THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUTTHEIR INVESTMENTS,
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  • CONCERNED ABOUT THEIREMPLOYMENT, CONCERNED
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  • ABOUT THE HEALTH OFTHEIR FAMILIES, OF THEIR
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  • PARENTS ESPECIALLYIF THEY'RE OLDER.
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  • SO THESE ARE FRIGHTENINGTIMES BUT I HATE TO SAY
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  • IT'S A GREAT TIME, BUTLET ME PUT IT THIS WAY.
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  • IT'S A STRATEGIC TIME FORTHE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL.
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  • WE HAVEN'T CHANGED OURMESSAGE, BUT IT SEEMS
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  • LIKE MAYBE PEOPLE ARELISTENING A LITTLE MORE
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  • CAREFULLY THAN THE WAYTHEY WERE LISTENING BEFORE.
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  • - ANDY JOINING USFROM ATLANTA, GEORGIA.
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  • JUST KIND OFTAKE THE THEME.
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  • WHAT ARE YOU PREACHINGRIGHT NOW THAT THE
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  • AUDIENCE NEEDSTO HEAR TONIGHT?
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  • - ANDY STANLEY: WELL, IHAD THIS GREAT IDEA OF A
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  • SERIES ON THE QUARANTINEDLIFE FROM THE BOOK OF
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  • PHILIPPIANS AND THEAPOSTLE PAUL, AND THEN,
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  • UM-- [LAUGHTER] I JUSTTOLD GREG I FOLLOW HIM ON
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  • INSTAGRAM, AND WHEN ISTARTED SEEING THESE
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  • BLURBS FROM THESE SERIESTHAT'S LIKE THE PERFECT
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  • TITLE AND THE PERFECTPASSAGE AND I FELT LIKE
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  • I'D BEEN TRUMPED.
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  • [LAUGHTER] I'M ACTUALLY-- BUT WE'RE ALL TALKING
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  • ABOUT THIS.
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  • AND HE'S EXACTLY RIGHT,EVERYBODY IS LOOKING UP.
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  • BIBLE SALES ARE UP.
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  • - UH-HUH.
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  • - PEOPLE I THINK WHENTHEY FEEL COMFORTABLE
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  • COMING BACK TO CHURCH ITHINK OUR CHURCHES ALL
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  • THERE WILL BE A LOT OFNEW PEOPLE AND THAT'S ONE
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  • OF OUR RESPONSIBILITIESAS PASTORS IS NOT JUST TO
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  • GET THINGS BACK TO NORMALBUT THE BETTER NORMAL.
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  • SO ONE OF THE THINGSTHAT PASTORS ARE TALKING
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  • ABOUT, CHURCHES ARETALKING ABOUT IS WHAT
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  • BUSINESSES DO?
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  • WHAT ARE WELEARNING FROM THIS?
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  • LET'S NOT RUSH BACKTO THE OLD NORMAL.
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  • LET'S FIGURE OUTTHE NEW NORMAL.
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  • LET'S MAKE IT BETTER.
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  • LET'S RELAUNCH WITH THISNEW WORLD IN MIND, ALL OF
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  • THESE PEOPLE WHO PRAYEDFOR THE FIRST TIME IN A
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  • LONG TIME, FOUND THEIRBIBLE DOLLARS FOR THE
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  • FIRST TIME IN A LONGTIME, HAVE LOST LOVED
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  • ONES, AND IN THE CASES OFSOME GRANDCHILDREN HAVE
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  • LOST GRANDPARENTS,AND SUDDENLY THEY'RE
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  • INTERESTED IN THE FAITHOF THEIR PARENTS, THE
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  • FAITH OF THEIR GRANDPARENTSFOR THE FIRST
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  • TIME IN A LONG TIME.
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  • SO AS IS ALWAYS THE CASEWITH TRAGEDY AND PAIN AND
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  • SORROW, THERE'SEXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY.
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  • AND OUR OPPORTUNITY FORTHOSE OF US WHO ARE
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  • CHURCH LEADERS IS TOTHE BEST OF OUR ABILITY
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  • FIGURE IT OUT, TO TALKTO EACH OTHER, AND THIS
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  • ISN'T THE FIRST TIME THEWORLD HAS FACED SOMETHING
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  • LIKE THIS.
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  • IT'S CERTAINLY NOT THEFIRST TIME THE CHURCH
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  • HAS, SO YEAH, SO WE'REALL TALKING ABOUT IT AND
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  • PREACHING ABOUT IT, AND ALOT OF US ARE PREACHING
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  • TO EMPTY ROOMS, ANDTHAT'S A NEW SKILL THAT I
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  • DON'T THINK I WANT TOSPEND A WHOLE LOT MORE
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  • TIME DEVELOPING.
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  • BUT IT'SINTERESTING TIMES.
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  • AND BY THE WAY, THANKSFOR HAVING ME ON.
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  • - SUPER INTERESTING.
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  • THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT GREGWAS COMPLAINING ABOUT IN
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  • THE GREEN ROOMPRIOR TO THIS BROADCAST,
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  • THAT THE TV CREWS BEHINDTHE SCENES ARE THE WORST
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  • AUDIENCE HE'SEVER PREACHED TO.
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  • [LAUGHTER] SO LET MEGIVE YOU OUR TESTIMONY HERE.
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  • YOU KNOW, WEJUST HAD EASTER.
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  • TODAY APRIL 30, BUT WEJUST HAD EASTER A LITTLE
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  • WHILE AGO, AND WE FINALLYGOT OUR RATINGS NUMBERS.
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  • 13 MILLION PEOPLE TUNEDINTO TBN ON SUNDAY, ON
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  • EASTER SUNDAY.
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  • - WOW.
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  • - AND 6.4 MILLIONHOMES TUNED IN.
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  • 13 MILLION PEOPLE, ANDOUR RATINGS ARE UP 53%
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  • FROM EASTER OF 2019.
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  • SO EASTER 2020.
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  • SO PEOPLE ARE SHUT IN,THEY'RE HOME, THEY'RE HUNGRY.
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  • SO THIS -YOU KNOW, WEALL HAVE A COMMON FRIEND
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  • HERE, MATTHEW WEST, ANDYOU KNOW, INASMUCH AS
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  • THIS SEASON IS SOCONFUSING, I MEAN, I
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  • THINK IT'S GETTING MORECONFUSING THE LONGER IT
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  • GOES, YOU KNOW.
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  • FIRST YOU'RE JUST KIND OFTHUNDERSTRUCK, BUT THEN
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  • WHEN YOU CAN SIT AND LIVEINSIDE OF IT, IT BECOMES
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  • MORE CONFUSING.
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  • BUT AT SOME POINT IF WEDON'T INTERJECT A LITTLE
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  • BIT OF HUMOR INTO THIS,YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW
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  • WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH:WE HAVE TO.
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  • - OUR FRIEND, MATTHEWWEST, THANK YOU FOR
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  • WRITING A SONG ABOUTTHE QUARANTINE LIFE.
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  • WATCH THIS.
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  • [WHISTLING][MUSIC]
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  • [WHISTLING]
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • - THAT'S GOOD.
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  • - THANK YOU,MATTHEW WEST.
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  • BRINGING A LITTLEBIT OF RELIEF.
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  • SO PASTOR, CONTINUETHIS CONVERSATION.
  • 00:09:58.087 --> 00:10:01.457
  • WHAT IS OUR AUDIENCENEED TO HEAR?
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  • THE TONE OF THIS SEASONTHAT WE'RE IN HERE ON
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  • APRIL 30.
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  • - YOU KNOW, IT'S SOWEIRD, WHEN WE WERE
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  • COMING TO THE YEAR 2000 THATSOUNDED SO FUTURISTIC.
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  • EVERYBODY WAS FREAKINGOUT OVER THE WHOLE Y2K
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  • THING WHICH NEVERMATERIALIZED.
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  • SO WHAT REALLYDID HAPPEN?
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  • 9/11.
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  • THE TWIN TOWERS OF THEWORLD TRADE CENTER
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  • COLLAPSED AND WE STARTEDA WAR AGAINST TERRORISM.
  • 00:10:24.880 --> 00:10:27.950
  • SO AS WE'RE ENTERING 2020,PEOPLE ARE FEELING KIND
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  • OF A BUOYANT OPTIMISM, THISIS GOING TO BE GREAT.
  • 00:10:30.686 --> 00:10:33.489
  • NO ONE THOUGHT ABOUT THECOVID 19 PLAGUE AS THE
  • 00:10:33.589 --> 00:10:37.326
  • PRESIDENT HAS CALLED ITCOMING OUR WAY, THIS
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  • INVISIBLE ENEMY.
  • 00:10:39.261 --> 00:10:40.463
  • BUT I WAS THINKING ABOUTWHAT ANDY JUST SAID, YOU
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  • KNOW, BIBLE SALES ARE UP.
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  • THAT'S GOOD.
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  • SO ARE ALCOHOL SALES.
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  • SO ARE CALLS TO HOT LINESTHAT DEAL WITH SUICIDAL PEOPLE.
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  • UP DRAMATICALLY.
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  • AND DRUG USE IS UP ANDDOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS UP,
  • 00:10:52.575 --> 00:10:56.412
  • SO TO ME IT'S LIKEWE'RE AT A CROSSROADS.
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  • WE CAN CHOOSE.
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  • WE CAN TURN TO GOD OR WECAN TURN AWAY FROM GOD.
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  • THE SMART PEOPLEARE TURNING TO GOD.
  • 00:11:03.018 --> 00:11:04.787
  • YOU KNOW, THERE WAS ASTORM IN THE SEA OF
  • 00:11:04.887 --> 00:11:07.156
  • GALILEE WHICH WAS OFTENTHE CASE, AND THE
  • 00:11:07.256 --> 00:11:08.724
  • DISCIPLES WEREON THE BOAT.
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  • THEY BEGAN TO DESPAIR OFLIFE, AND JESUS COMES
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  • WALKING ALONG, AND THEYTHOUGHT HE WAS A GHOST
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  • WHICH I FIND KIND OFHILARIOUS IN A WAY.
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  • IT'S A GHOST!
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  • AND HE SAYS, IT IS I.
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  • DON'T BE AFRAID.
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  • AND AN INTERESTING THINGIS HE WAS GOING TO KEEP
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  • WALKING, BUT THEYINVITED HIM ON THE BOAT.
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  • SO HERE WE ARE IN THEMIDST OF A STORM.
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  • WE CAN INVITE CHRIST INTOOUR BOAT SO TO SPEAK,
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  • INTO OUR LIFE, ORWE CAN IGNORE HIM.
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  • HE WON'T FORCEHIS WAY IN.
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  • SO WE HAVE THE CHOICERIGHT NOW DURING THIS
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  • PANDEMIC, DURING THISCORONAVIRUS TO BRING
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  • CHRIST INTO OUR CRISISOR TRY TO FACE IT ON OUR OWN.
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  • AND I KNOW A LOT OFPEOPLE ARE TURNING TO CHRIST.
  • 00:11:43.959 --> 00:11:46.862
  • YOU KNOW, MATT AND LAURIEAND ALSO ANDY, SINCE WE
  • 00:11:46.962 --> 00:11:49.598
  • WENT ON LINE EXCLUSIVELYSIX WEEKS AGO, FIVE WEEKS
  • 00:11:49.698 --> 00:11:52.735
  • AGO OR SO, WE'VE BEENINVITING PEOPLE TO
  • 00:11:52.835 --> 00:11:54.904
  • CHRIST, AND WE SAY TOTHEM, IF YOU WANT TO PRAY
  • 00:11:55.004 --> 00:11:57.239
  • RIGHT NOW, PRAY THISPRAYER AND CLICK THE
  • 00:11:57.339 --> 00:11:59.775
  • BANNER ON THE SCREEN ORCALL THE NUMBER ON THE SCREEN.
  • 00:11:59.875 --> 00:12:01.811
  • AND WE'VE HAD 40.000PEOPLE RESPOND, SO I
  • 00:12:01.911 --> 00:12:04.980
  • THINK THIS IS SPEAKINGOF A SPIRITUAL HUNGER.
  • 00:12:05.080 --> 00:12:07.783
  • WE'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR ASPIRITUAL AWAKENING
  • 00:12:07.883 --> 00:12:09.685
  • IN AMERICA.
  • 00:12:09.785 --> 00:12:10.953
  • IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THENEXT SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
  • 00:12:11.053 --> 00:12:13.455
  • COULD HAPPENTHROUGH SCREENS?
  • 00:12:13.556 --> 00:12:16.091
  • - WOW.
  • 00:12:16.192 --> 00:12:16.926
  • - TELEVISION SCREENS?
  • 00:12:17.026 --> 00:12:18.060
  • I PHONE SCREENS ORANDROID EVEN SCREENS
  • 00:12:18.160 --> 00:12:20.563
  • [CHUCKLES] ORTABLETS OR WHATEVER?
  • 00:12:20.663 --> 00:12:22.164
  • THIS IS SOMETHING NO ONEEVER THOUGHT ABOUT, BUT
  • 00:12:22.264 --> 00:12:24.366
  • IT'S HAPPENINGBEFORE OUR VERY EYES.
  • 00:12:24.466 --> 00:12:26.669
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:12:26.769 --> 00:12:27.770
  • ANDY, YOUR COMMENTS?
  • 00:12:27.870 --> 00:12:29.371
  • JUST KEEP THIS GOING.
  • 00:12:29.471 --> 00:12:31.340
  • - I THOUGHT THE ALCOHOLSALES WERE UP BECAUSE
  • 00:12:31.440 --> 00:12:33.275
  • PEOPLE WERE HAVING TO DOCOMMUNION AT HOME BUT
  • 00:12:33.375 --> 00:12:35.511
  • DISCOVERED THAT WASN'T THE CASE.
  • 00:12:35.611 --> 00:12:38.347
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:12:38.447 --> 00:12:39.615
  • SO THAT WAS DISAPPOINTINGHONESTLY, BUT YEAH, I AGREE.
  • 00:12:39.715 --> 00:12:42.952
  • YOU BRING UP THE PASTABOUT JESUS WALKING ON WATER.
  • 00:12:43.052 --> 00:12:46.188
  • THE OTHER INTERESTINGINCIDENT OF COURSE IS
  • 00:12:46.288 --> 00:12:48.591
  • WHEN HE ACTUALLY IS INTHE BOAT, AND THE STORM
  • 00:12:48.691 --> 00:12:51.260
  • COMES UP.
  • 00:12:51.360 --> 00:12:52.361
  • AND IT'S ONE OF MYFAVORITE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:12:52.461 --> 00:12:54.230
  • NARRATIVES BECAUSE AT THEEND HE CALMS THE STORM.
  • 00:12:54.330 --> 00:12:56.732
  • WE ALL KNOW THATPART OF THE STORY.
  • 00:12:56.832 --> 00:12:58.133
  • AND THEN THE NEW TESTAMENTTELLS US AND IN THE GREEK
  • 00:12:58.234 --> 00:13:02.338
  • IT SAYS, AND THEN THEYFEARED A GREAT FEAR, THAT
  • 00:13:02.438 --> 00:13:06.108
  • THEY WERE AFRAID OF THESTORM BUT THEN THEY
  • 00:13:06.208 --> 00:13:08.210
  • WERE TERRIFIED.
  • 00:13:08.310 --> 00:13:09.545
  • THEY WERE MORE AFRAIDAFTER HE CALMED THE STORM
  • 00:13:09.645 --> 00:13:12.348
  • THAN BEFORE HE CALMED THESTORM BECAUSE SUDDENLY
  • 00:13:12.448 --> 00:13:14.683
  • THEY REALIZED WHOIS IN THE BOAT.
  • 00:13:14.783 --> 00:13:17.419
  • AND THEN THEY ASKED THISGREAT QUESTION, AND IT'S
  • 00:13:17.519 --> 00:13:19.488
  • THE QUESTION THAT I HOPETHAT OUR WHOLE NATION
  • 00:13:19.588 --> 00:13:21.824
  • WILL ASK.
  • 00:13:21.924 --> 00:13:22.825
  • THEY ASKED THE QUESTION,WHO IS THIS MAN?
  • 00:13:22.925 --> 00:13:26.061
  • AND THAT'S THE QUESTIONWE ALL WANT PEOPLE TO ASK
  • 00:13:26.161 --> 00:13:28.497
  • BECAUSE WE HAVE A GREATANSWER FOR THAT QUESTION.
  • 00:13:28.597 --> 00:13:31.667
  • BUT IT WAS THE STORM THATGOT THEIR ATTENTION, AND
  • 00:13:31.767 --> 00:13:34.570
  • I LOVE THE GREEK.
  • 00:13:34.670 --> 00:13:35.571
  • IT SAYS, AND THEYFEARED A GREAT FEAR.
  • 00:13:35.671 --> 00:13:37.640
  • THEY WERE MORE TERRIFIEDAFTER THE STORM WAS CALM
  • 00:13:37.740 --> 00:13:39.842
  • THAN BEFORE BECAUSE THEYRECOGNIZED WHO THEY WERE IN
  • 00:13:39.942 --> 00:13:42.077
  • THE BOAT WITH.
  • 00:13:42.177 --> 00:13:43.279
  • I THINK SO MANY IN THISGENERATION ARE GOING TO
  • 00:13:43.379 --> 00:13:46.148
  • EXPERIENCE THE GRACE ANDTHE MERCY OF GOD IN A
  • 00:13:46.248 --> 00:13:47.950
  • VERY VERY PRACTICAL,PHYSICAL, TANGIBLE WAY.
  • 00:13:48.050 --> 00:13:51.921
  • AN INDISPUTABLE ANDUNDENIABLE WAY, AND SO
  • 00:13:52.021 --> 00:13:54.056
  • AGAIN, IF OUR MESSAGE ISCLEAR, IF WE'RE PLAYING
  • 00:13:54.156 --> 00:13:59.161
  • OUR PART AS CHURCHLEADERS AND THE CHURCH IS
  • 00:13:59.261 --> 00:14:00.896
  • DOING WHAT THE CHURCH ISSUPPOSED TO DO, I THINK
  • 00:14:00.996 --> 00:14:03.165
  • THERE WILL BE A GREATHARVEST THEN AS YOU'VE
  • 00:14:03.265 --> 00:14:05.768
  • JUST HEARD IT.
  • 00:14:05.868 --> 00:14:06.869
  • IT'S REALLY ALREADYBEGUN, SO THIS IS FOR
  • 00:14:06.969 --> 00:14:09.972
  • SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
  • 00:14:10.072 --> 00:14:11.106
  • - ANDY, YEAH, TAKE THEPERSPECTIVE ALSO, YOU
  • 00:14:11.206 --> 00:14:14.376
  • KNOW, YOU ARE ACHURCH LEADER.
  • 00:14:14.476 --> 00:14:18.180
  • YOU ORGANIZE LEADERSHIPEVENTS AND CONVENTIONS
  • 00:14:18.280 --> 00:14:22.418
  • AND ALL SORTS OF DYNAMICSLIKE THAT THROUGH C3 AND
  • 00:14:22.518 --> 00:14:26.021
  • OTHER THINGS LIKE THAT.
  • 00:14:26.121 --> 00:14:27.556
  • SO THE -- SPEAK TO THISFROM KIND OF THE CHURCH'S
  • 00:14:27.656 --> 00:14:34.196
  • PERSPECTIVE FOR A MOMENT,AND WHAT DO WE NEED
  • 00:14:34.296 --> 00:14:39.868
  • TO BE THINKING?
  • 00:14:39.969 --> 00:14:41.003
  • HOW DO YOU WANT OURAUDIENCE TO THINK ABOUT
  • 00:14:41.103 --> 00:14:42.871
  • THIS SITUATION FROMTHAT PERSPECTIVE,
  • 00:14:42.972 --> 00:14:45.341
  • CHURCH LEADERSHIP?
  • 00:14:45.441 --> 00:14:46.475
  • - FROM THE CHURCHLEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVE?
  • 00:14:46.575 --> 00:14:48.711
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:14:48.811 --> 00:14:49.845
  • - WELL, I GUESS IT KINDOF GOES BACK TO WHAT I
  • 00:14:49.945 --> 00:14:51.480
  • SAID EARLIER.
  • 00:14:51.580 --> 00:14:52.648
  • IT REALLY IS ABOUT MAKINGSURE THAT WE'RE LEARNING
  • 00:14:52.748 --> 00:14:56.318
  • EVERYTHING WE CAN LEARN,THAT WE -- THERE'S BEEN AND
  • 00:14:56.418 --> 00:14:58.988
  • GREG CAN SPEAK TO THIS,THERE'S BEEN THIS
  • 00:14:59.088 --> 00:15:01.590
  • CONVERSATION FOR YEARSOVER DIGITAL VERSUS REAL,
  • 00:15:01.690 --> 00:15:05.160
  • SCREENS VERSUSIN THE ROOMS.
  • 00:15:05.260 --> 00:15:07.229
  • FOR YEARS PEOPLE WEREVERY CRITICAL OF CHURCHES
  • 00:15:07.329 --> 00:15:08.964
  • THAT DID ONLINE CHURCHOR STREAMED OF COURSE.
  • 00:15:09.064 --> 00:15:11.567
  • NOW THEY'RE ALL WISHINGTHEY HAD GOTTEN ON THAT
  • 00:15:11.667 --> 00:15:13.135
  • BAND WAGON.
  • 00:15:13.235 --> 00:15:14.303
  • BUT I UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:15:14.403 --> 00:15:15.437
  • I MEAN, THE CHURCH ISGENERALLY RESISTANT TO
  • 00:15:15.537 --> 00:15:18.741
  • NEW THINGS.
  • 00:15:18.841 --> 00:15:19.775
  • AND I GET THAT.
  • 00:15:19.875 --> 00:15:20.976
  • WE MIX UP THEOLOGY ANDMETHODOLOGY SOMETIMES, AND
  • 00:15:21.076 --> 00:15:23.045
  • THAT'S NOT GOOD BUT IT HAPPENS.
  • 00:15:23.145 --> 00:15:24.780
  • SO I DO THINK THAT WEARE ALREADY THINKING
  • 00:15:24.880 --> 00:15:28.417
  • DIFFERENTLY ABOUT WHAT ISTHE CHURCH, WHO IS THE
  • 00:15:28.517 --> 00:15:30.619
  • CHURCH, THE PEOPLE ON THEOTHER END OF THE CAMERA.
  • 00:15:30.719 --> 00:15:33.822
  • AND OF COURSE AT TBN,IT'S LIKE YOU'RE I KNOW
  • 00:15:33.922 --> 00:15:35.858
  • LISTENING TO THISGOING WELL, DUH.
  • 00:15:35.958 --> 00:15:38.027
  • WE'VE BEEN DOINGTHIS FOR GENERATIONS.
  • 00:15:38.127 --> 00:15:39.495
  • WE'VE BEEN DOINGTHIS FOR A LONG TIME.
  • 00:15:39.595 --> 00:15:41.363
  • YOU KNOW, WELCOME TO THE21ST CENTURY, BUT IN
  • 00:15:41.463 --> 00:15:44.800
  • TERMS OF -- BUT HERE'S THEUNIQUE AND I THINK THE
  • 00:15:44.900 --> 00:15:46.802
  • NEW OPPORTUNITY IS TOCONTINUE TO LEARN HOW TO
  • 00:15:46.902 --> 00:15:49.872
  • CONNECT PEOPLE IN THEDIGITAL WORLD WITH
  • 00:15:49.972 --> 00:15:52.708
  • PHYSICAL RELATIONSHIPSEITHER ONLINE IN
  • 00:15:52.808 --> 00:15:55.711
  • SMALL GROUPS OR ATA PHYSICAL CAMPUS.
  • 00:15:55.811 --> 00:15:57.980
  • I DON'T THINK THE DAYS OFBRICK AND MORTAR CAMPUS
  • 00:15:58.080 --> 00:15:59.715
  • ARE OVER.
  • 00:15:59.815 --> 00:16:00.883
  • THAT'S ANOTHERCONVERSATION THAT HAPPENS
  • 00:16:00.983 --> 00:16:02.184
  • IN SOME SEGMENTS OFCHURCH WORLD, BUT I THINK
  • 00:16:02.284 --> 00:16:04.286
  • THERE WILL ALWAYS BE APLACE FOR PEOPLE TO MEET
  • 00:16:04.386 --> 00:16:06.388
  • AND TO GATHER AND CIRCLESAND TO WORSHIP TOGETHER.
  • 00:16:06.488 --> 00:16:09.358
  • SO BRINGING TOGETHER THEDIGITAL AUDIENCE WITH THE
  • 00:16:09.458 --> 00:16:12.327
  • PHYSICAL AUDIENCE ANDLOOKING FOR MORE AND MORE
  • 00:16:12.428 --> 00:16:14.129
  • WAYS TO DO THAT, THAT'SGOING TO BE A HUGE
  • 00:16:14.229 --> 00:16:16.465
  • TAKEAWAY FROM THIS, AND WE'REALREADY DISCOVERING NEW
  • 00:16:16.565 --> 00:16:18.600
  • WAYS TO DO THAT.
  • 00:16:18.700 --> 00:16:20.069
  • - YOU KNOW, I JUST HADA THOUGHT THAT IF
  • 00:16:20.169 --> 00:16:23.539
  • CORONAVIRUS HAS IN ESSENCEGOTTEN THE UNSAVED
  • 00:16:23.639 --> 00:16:29.211
  • ATTENTION, YOUR ANALOGYEARLIER, GREG, WAS 2 OF
  • 00:16:29.311 --> 00:16:34.049
  • THE 4 ENGINES ARE NOW NOTWORKING ON THE AIRPLANE,
  • 00:16:34.149 --> 00:16:37.186
  • ARE YOU GOING TOLISTEN TO THE SECURITY
  • 00:16:37.286 --> 00:16:39.855
  • ANNOUNCEMENTAT THAT POINT?
  • 00:16:39.955 --> 00:16:42.858
  • YEAH.
  • 00:16:42.958 --> 00:16:44.026
  • SO THAT'S WHAT MAYBECOVID 19 IS SAYING TO THE
  • 00:16:44.126 --> 00:16:48.330
  • LOST AND PEOPLE THATNEED TO FIND JESUS.
  • 00:16:48.430 --> 00:16:51.066
  • WHAT'S GOD SAYING TOTHE CHURCH IN THIS?
  • 00:16:51.166 --> 00:16:54.403
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK HISMESSAGE TO GREG LAURIE
  • 00:16:54.503 --> 00:16:58.874
  • AND ANDY STANLEY IS?
  • 00:16:58.974 --> 00:17:00.442
  • - WELL, I WOULD SAY ILOOK AT THE WORDS OF
  • 00:17:00.542 --> 00:17:03.112
  • JESUS TO THE CHURCH OFPHILADELPHIA, AND HE
  • 00:17:03.212 --> 00:17:05.881
  • SAYS, I'VE SET BEFOREYOU AN OPEN DOOR.
  • 00:17:05.981 --> 00:17:08.450
  • NO MAN CAN SHUT IT.
  • 00:17:08.550 --> 00:17:09.852
  • SO THE DOORS OF OURBUILDINGS ARE CLOSED
  • 00:17:09.952 --> 00:17:11.820
  • TEMPORARILY, BUT THEDOORS FOR THE CHURCH HAVE
  • 00:17:11.920 --> 00:17:14.223
  • NEVER BEEN MORE OPEN.
  • 00:17:14.323 --> 00:17:15.691
  • LISTEN, THE CHURCHIS NOT CLOSED.
  • 00:17:15.791 --> 00:17:17.359
  • IT'S DEPLOYED.
  • 00:17:17.459 --> 00:17:18.727
  • JESUS DID NOT SAY THEWHOLE WORLD SHOULD
  • 00:17:18.827 --> 00:17:20.963
  • GO TO CHURCH.
  • 00:17:21.063 --> 00:17:22.064
  • HE SAID THE CHURCH SHOULDGO TO THE WHOLE WORLD.
  • 00:17:22.164 --> 00:17:23.699
  • AND LIKE ANDY, YOU KNOW,I BELIEVE THAT WE'RE
  • 00:17:23.799 --> 00:17:26.535
  • STILL GOING TO HAVE ABRICK AND MORTAR CHURCH.
  • 00:17:26.635 --> 00:17:28.203
  • WE'RE GOING TO OPEN OURBUILDING UP IN TIME, AND
  • 00:17:28.303 --> 00:17:30.038
  • A LOT OF PASTORS, I KNOW,WE'RE ALL TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:17:30.139 --> 00:17:32.741
  • THIS WITH EACH OTHER.
  • 00:17:32.841 --> 00:17:34.042
  • BUT WE'RE IN THIS SPACERIGHT NOW WHERE WE'RE
  • 00:17:34.143 --> 00:17:35.944
  • REACHING MORE PEOPLE THANWE'VE EVER REACHED BEFORE
  • 00:17:36.044 --> 00:17:38.213
  • ALL AROUND THE WORLD,AND I THINK IT'S BEEN A
  • 00:17:38.313 --> 00:17:42.217
  • REALLY GREAT TIME FORA LOT OF US TO GROW UP
  • 00:17:42.317 --> 00:17:44.119
  • SPIRITUALLY, BUT ALSO ITHINK FOR LEADERS BECAUSE
  • 00:17:44.219 --> 00:17:46.588
  • PASTORS HAVE WATCHEDTHIS, AND THIS IS THE
  • 00:17:46.688 --> 00:17:48.557
  • MOMENT TO ADAPT.
  • 00:17:48.657 --> 00:17:50.492
  • HERE'S HOW I'MLOOKING AT IT.
  • 00:17:50.592 --> 00:17:51.860
  • I'D LOVE TO HEAR ANDY'STHOUGHTS ON THIS AS WELL,
  • 00:17:51.960 --> 00:17:54.363
  • BUT I'M LOOKING AT OURCHURCH NOW AS
  • 00:17:54.463 --> 00:17:56.098
  • A START-UP CHURCH.
  • 00:17:56.198 --> 00:17:57.666
  • I'VE BEEN PASTORINGFOR 45 YEARS.
  • 00:17:57.766 --> 00:17:59.434
  • I'M STARTINGALL OVER AGAIN.
  • 00:17:59.535 --> 00:18:01.403
  • - MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:18:01.503 --> 00:18:02.538
  • - AND SO I HAVE A BLANKSHEET OF PAPER, AND THE
  • 00:18:02.638 --> 00:18:04.940
  • NEW NORMAL IS NOT GOINGTO BE LIKE THE OLD
  • 00:18:05.040 --> 00:18:06.675
  • NORMAL, AND I DON'T WANTTHE NEW NORMAL TO BE LIKE
  • 00:18:06.775 --> 00:18:09.044
  • THE OLD NORMAL.
  • 00:18:09.144 --> 00:18:10.546
  • I WANT TO RE LOOK ATEVERYTHING AND GET DOWN
  • 00:18:10.646 --> 00:18:14.216
  • TO WHAT ARE THE THINGSTHAT ARE REALLY IMPORTANT
  • 00:18:14.316 --> 00:18:16.752
  • TO US, AND I DON'T THINK--I THINK FOR US HONESTLY
  • 00:18:16.852 --> 00:18:18.954
  • IT WAS LIKE OUR MAINFOCUS WAS ON OUR PHYSICAL
  • 00:18:19.054 --> 00:18:21.990
  • BUILDINGS AND OUR PEOPLEBEFORE US, AND WE DID
  • 00:18:22.090 --> 00:18:24.159
  • SOMETHING ONLINE AS WELL.
  • 00:18:24.259 --> 00:18:26.395
  • NOW THAT SHIFTED.
  • 00:18:26.495 --> 00:18:27.629
  • THIS ONLINE THINGIS A BIG THING.
  • 00:18:27.729 --> 00:18:29.164
  • TELEVISION HAS ALWAYSBEEN A BIG THING OF
  • 00:18:29.264 --> 00:18:31.133
  • COURSE, BUT I THINKWE'RE ALL GONNA TAKE IT
  • 00:18:31.233 --> 00:18:32.935
  • SERIOUSLY AND ANDY, I'DBE INTERESTED IN YOUR
  • 00:18:33.035 --> 00:18:35.237
  • THOUGHTS, BUT IF YOU ARENOT PIVOTING RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:18:35.337 --> 00:18:39.107
  • IT CAN BE THE ENDOF YOUR MINISTRY.
  • 00:18:39.208 --> 00:18:41.510
  • YOU HAVE TO PIVOTIN THE MOMENT.
  • 00:18:41.610 --> 00:18:44.012
  • I BET YOU'RE TALKING TOA LOT OF PASTORS WHO ARE
  • 00:18:44.112 --> 00:18:46.582
  • ASKING YOU MAYBE THEY'REGETTING INTO TELEVISING,
  • 00:18:46.682 --> 00:18:50.953
  • THEY'RE PUTTINGTHINGS ON CAMERA.
  • 00:18:51.053 --> 00:18:52.421
  • WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTSAND ADVICE FOR THOSE GUYS?
  • 00:18:52.521 --> 00:18:56.058
  • - WHAT YOU JUSTSAID JUST AFFIRMS A
  • 00:18:56.158 --> 00:18:58.026
  • CONVERSATION WE HADEARLIER THIS WEEK.
  • 00:18:58.126 --> 00:19:00.495
  • WE HAVE NINE OR TENCHURCHES IN THE ATLANTA
  • 00:19:00.596 --> 00:19:02.464
  • AREA IN OUR NETWORK OUTSIDEOF THE ATLANTA AREA.
  • 00:19:02.564 --> 00:19:04.933
  • AND I SAID TO OUR TEAMTHIS WEEK, I SAID AS WE
  • 00:19:05.033 --> 00:19:07.436
  • THINK ABOUT GETTING BACKINTO OUR BUILDINGS, WE
  • 00:19:07.536 --> 00:19:10.973
  • SHOULD APPROACH THISAS IF WE ARE CHURCH
  • 00:19:11.073 --> 00:19:13.342
  • PLANTING, AS IF WE ARESTARTING ALL OVER.
  • 00:19:13.442 --> 00:19:15.844
  • AND I FELT, AGAIN IT WASA ZOOM CALL SO HOW MUCH
  • 00:19:15.944 --> 00:19:19.348
  • ENERGY IS THERE ON A ZOOMCALL, AND I ACTUALLY FELT
  • 00:19:19.448 --> 00:19:22.150
  • MAYBE FOR THE FIRST TIMESOME ENERGY ON A ZOOM
  • 00:19:22.251 --> 00:19:24.319
  • CALL AROUND, BECAUSE WELOVE STARTING THINGS,
  • 00:19:24.419 --> 00:19:26.788
  • GREG YOU LOVESTARTING THINGS,
  • 00:19:26.888 --> 00:19:27.990
  • WE LOVE PLANTING THINGS.
  • 00:19:28.090 --> 00:19:29.191
  • AND IT'S EASY TO GET INTOTHE ROUTINE OF HERE COMES
  • 00:19:29.291 --> 00:19:31.126
  • SUNDAY, HERE COMES SUNDAY,HERE COMES SUNDAY.
  • 00:19:31.226 --> 00:19:33.228
  • SO I SAID TO OUR TEAMWHEN WE OPEN, LET'S NOT
  • 00:19:33.328 --> 00:19:35.664
  • THINK OF JUST REOPENINGALL OF OUR ENVIRONMENTS.
  • 00:19:35.764 --> 00:19:39.034
  • LET'S THINK IN TERMS OFSTARTING OVER BECAUSE
  • 00:19:39.134 --> 00:19:42.271
  • THERE IS SO MUCH TO TAKEAWAY DURING THIS SEASON.
  • 00:19:42.371 --> 00:19:44.940
  • AND YOU KNOW,PAIN WITHOUT GAIN
  • 00:19:45.040 --> 00:19:49.144
  • IS A REAL SHAME, RIGHT?IF THERE'S GONNA BE PAIN,
  • 00:19:49.244 --> 00:19:51.980
  • THERE NEEDS TO BE GAIN ORWE'VE WASTED THE PAIN.
  • 00:19:52.080 --> 00:19:54.650
  • SO TO RUSH BACK TONORMAL-- AND YOU KNOW, TO
  • 00:19:54.750 --> 00:19:57.753
  • YOUR GENERAL AUDIENCE, THISIS TRUE FOR US PERSONALLY.
  • 00:19:57.853 --> 00:20:00.322
  • I THINK EVERY CHRISTIANHOPEFULLY LEARNS
  • 00:20:00.422 --> 00:20:02.691
  • SOMETHING FINANCIALLYTHROUGH THIS, THEY'VE
  • 00:20:02.791 --> 00:20:04.826
  • LEARNED SOMETHINGRELATIONALLY THROUGH
  • 00:20:04.926 --> 00:20:06.595
  • THIS, THEY'VE LEARNEDSOMETHING IN TERMS OF
  • 00:20:06.695 --> 00:20:08.397
  • THEIR FAITH, AND SO FORTHOSE OF YOUR AUDIENCE
  • 00:20:08.497 --> 00:20:11.066
  • OUT THERE WHO THEIR FAITHHAS TAKEN A HIT BECAUSE
  • 00:20:11.166 --> 00:20:13.769
  • THEY DIDN'T HAVE AVERSION OF FAITH THAT
  • 00:20:13.869 --> 00:20:15.837
  • COULD HOLD UP UNDERSOMETHING LIKE A
  • 00:20:15.937 --> 00:20:17.673
  • PANDEMIC, THEY'RE LOOKINGIN THE MIRROR ASKING HEY,
  • 00:20:17.773 --> 00:20:20.242
  • NOT IS THERE A GOD BUTHAVE I HAD THE WRONG
  • 00:20:20.342 --> 00:20:22.878
  • PERSPECTIVE ONMY OWN FAITH?
  • 00:20:22.978 --> 00:20:24.813
  • SO AT EVERY LEVEL, WESHOULD ALL BE BETTER FOR
  • 00:20:24.913 --> 00:20:27.649
  • IT, BUT IN ORDER TO BEBETTER FOR IT, WE'VE GOT
  • 00:20:27.749 --> 00:20:30.085
  • TO PAUSE, TAKE A FEWNOTES BEFORE WE RUSH BACK
  • 00:20:30.185 --> 00:20:33.055
  • TO NORMAL BECAUSE WHENTHINGS START GETTING BACK
  • 00:20:33.155 --> 00:20:36.358
  • TO NORMAL, THE TENDENCYIS TO, IT'S LIKE AFTER
  • 00:20:36.458 --> 00:20:39.227
  • YOU GIVE YOUR DOG A BATH,WHAT DOES THE DOG DO?
  • 00:20:39.328 --> 00:20:41.596
  • SHAKES AND HEADS BACKOUTSIDE TO GET BACK IN
  • 00:20:41.697 --> 00:20:43.765
  • THE DIRT. SO WE CANNOTMAKE THAT MISTAKE.
  • 00:20:43.865 --> 00:20:47.135
  • THIS HAS BEEN TOOPAINFUL NOT TO MAKE
  • 00:20:47.235 --> 00:20:48.837
  • SOME GREAT GAINS.
  • 00:20:48.937 --> 00:20:50.739
  • - WOW. GREAT INSIGHT.
  • 00:20:50.839 --> 00:20:52.207
  • - YOU KNOW, WHEN YOUSAID THAT ANDY, IT MADE
  • 00:20:52.307 --> 00:20:54.943
  • ME THINK, GREG, OF ASTATEMENT THAT I HEARD
  • 00:20:55.043 --> 00:20:57.979
  • THIRD PARTY OR THIRD HANDOR EVEN FOURTH HAND OR
  • 00:20:58.080 --> 00:21:00.515
  • FIFTH HAND, I DON'T KNOW,BUT IT WAS BASICALLY WHEN
  • 00:21:00.615 --> 00:21:04.586
  • YOU PREACHED IN YOUR OWNCHURCH AFTER THE LOSS OF
  • 00:21:04.686 --> 00:21:08.056
  • YOUR SON, YOU SAID TO YOURLEADERS IF THIS ISN'T--
  • 00:21:08.156 --> 00:21:14.029
  • IF I'M FALTERING INMY FAITH NOW, I HAVE
  • 00:21:14.129 --> 00:21:16.631
  • MY FAITH BUILT ONTHE WRONG THING.
  • 00:21:16.732 --> 00:21:18.600
  • THAT'S A JUMPINGOFF OF ANDY'S THING.
  • 00:21:18.700 --> 00:21:21.870
  • TALK ABOUT THATJUST A MINUTE.
  • 00:21:21.970 --> 00:21:23.805
  • - WELL, THE FAITH THATCANNOT BE TESTED IS A
  • 00:21:23.905 --> 00:21:26.108
  • FAITH THAT CANNOTBE TRUSTED.
  • 00:21:26.208 --> 00:21:28.210
  • SO SOMETIMES PEOPLE WILLSAY WELL I'VE LOST MY
  • 00:21:28.310 --> 00:21:29.945
  • FAITH THROUGH THIS.
  • 00:21:30.045 --> 00:21:31.313
  • WELL, IN A WAY IMIGHT SAY GOOD.
  • 00:21:31.413 --> 00:21:33.582
  • SOUNDS LIKE MAYBE YOUDIDN'T HAVE THE RIGHT
  • 00:21:33.682 --> 00:21:35.450
  • FAITH IN THE RIGHT GOD,BECAUSE REAL FAITH GETS
  • 00:21:35.550 --> 00:21:38.320
  • STRONGER THROUGH TESTING,NOT WEAKER. AND I THINK
  • 00:21:38.420 --> 00:21:40.889
  • HOPE GROWS IN THEGARDEN OF ADVERSITY.
  • 00:21:40.989 --> 00:21:44.593
  • SO THERE ARE A LOT OFTAKE AWAY TRUTHS IN
  • 00:21:44.693 --> 00:21:47.396
  • WHAT WE'RE GOINGTHROUGH TOGETHER.
  • 00:21:47.496 --> 00:21:49.498
  • I THOUGHT ANDY BROUGHT UPA LOT OF REALLY PRACTICAL
  • 00:21:49.598 --> 00:21:51.600
  • THINGS LIKE DID I REALLYNEED TO SPEND MY MONEY ON
  • 00:21:51.700 --> 00:21:54.035
  • THAT, FOR INSTANCE I'MNOT GOING OUT FOR LATTES
  • 00:21:54.136 --> 00:21:56.004
  • ANYMORE. MY WIFEIS MAKING THEM.
  • 00:21:56.104 --> 00:21:57.839
  • SHE'S BECOME QUITE THEBARISTA I MIGHT ADD,
  • 00:21:57.939 --> 00:22:00.275
  • SAVING A LOT OFMONEY ON LATTES.
  • 00:22:00.375 --> 00:22:02.277
  • BUT YOU KNOW OTHER THINGSIN GENERAL, BUT COMING
  • 00:22:02.377 --> 00:22:04.613
  • BACK TO MY SON, IT WAS ALIFE-ALTERING EVENT, AND
  • 00:22:04.713 --> 00:22:08.183
  • HONESTLY EVEN THOUGH I'VEBEEN A PASTOR FOR YEARS,
  • 00:22:08.283 --> 00:22:10.719
  • AND I'VE DONE MANYSERVICES FOR PARENTS WHO
  • 00:22:10.819 --> 00:22:12.854
  • HAVE LOST CHILDREN, ITHINK I ALWAYS FELT LIKE
  • 00:22:12.954 --> 00:22:14.856
  • I HAVE A GOOD SENSEOF WHAT THAT'S LIKE.
  • 00:22:14.956 --> 00:22:18.593
  • WHEN IT HAPPENED TO ME,I REALIZED I DIDN'T KNOW
  • 00:22:18.693 --> 00:22:20.529
  • WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUTBECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE IN
  • 00:22:20.629 --> 00:22:22.597
  • THE FRONT PEW AND THEPASTOR'S SPEAKING AND
  • 00:22:22.697 --> 00:22:25.267
  • IT'S YOUR SON, IT'SUNIMAGINABLE, AND IT'S
  • 00:22:25.367 --> 00:22:28.703
  • DEVASTATING, AND IT'SAWFUL, BUT I HAVE TO SAY
  • 00:22:28.804 --> 00:22:32.274
  • THIS, AND I THINKACTUALLY YOU ASKED ME
  • 00:22:32.374 --> 00:22:34.676
  • THIS QUESTION, MATT.
  • 00:22:34.776 --> 00:22:36.111
  • YOU ASKED ME ONCE IN ONEOF OUR INTERVIEWS, YOU
  • 00:22:36.211 --> 00:22:38.847
  • SAID WHAT IS THE MOSTSPIRITUAL MOMENT OF YOUR
  • 00:22:38.947 --> 00:22:41.316
  • LIFE, WHEN YOU SENSEDGOD'S PRESENCE THE MOST
  • 00:22:41.416 --> 00:22:43.952
  • DEEPLY, AND I HAD TOTHINK BACK, WOW, WAS IT
  • 00:22:44.052 --> 00:22:46.555
  • SPEAKING HERE, OR WHEN IGOT MARRIED, OR EVEN THE
  • 00:22:46.655 --> 00:22:49.391
  • DAY I GOT SAVED, THEN IHAD TO SAY HONESTLY THE
  • 00:22:49.491 --> 00:22:51.960
  • MOMENT WHEN I FELT GOD'SPRESENCE THE MOST WAS
  • 00:22:52.060 --> 00:22:54.596
  • RIGHT AFTER I HEARD THENEWS OF MY SON GOING TO
  • 00:22:54.696 --> 00:22:56.698
  • HEAVEN, AND I THINK IT'SBECAUSE I LEANED
  • 00:22:56.798 --> 00:22:59.167
  • INTO HIM SO CLOSELY.
  • 00:22:59.267 --> 00:23:00.936
  • AND AS JOB SAID WHEN HEWENT THROUGH ALL OF HIS
  • 00:23:01.036 --> 00:23:02.871
  • CALAMITY, I'VE HEARDOF YOU WITH MY EAR
  • 00:23:02.971 --> 00:23:05.006
  • BUT NOW MY EYE SEES YOU.
  • 00:23:05.106 --> 00:23:06.842
  • IT'S ONE THING TO SAYTHINGS, PIOUS PLATITUDES
  • 00:23:06.942 --> 00:23:11.580
  • AND THINGS THAT ARE TRUE,I'M NOT DISMISSING THEM,
  • 00:23:11.680 --> 00:23:14.282
  • BUT WHEN YOU EXPERIENCEIT, I JUST REDISCOVERED
  • 00:23:14.382 --> 00:23:18.653
  • THAT EVERYTHING I'VE BEENPREACHING IS TRUE,
  • 00:23:18.753 --> 00:23:21.990
  • BUT I THINK NOW YOUGUYS I JUST SEE IT
  • 00:23:22.090 --> 00:23:24.092
  • A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY.
  • 00:23:24.192 --> 00:23:25.427
  • SO WHEN I'M TALKING TOSOMEONE WHO'S LOST A
  • 00:23:25.527 --> 00:23:26.862
  • LOVED ONE, MAYBE I WON'TSAY SOMETHING THAT'S ALL
  • 00:23:26.962 --> 00:23:30.098
  • THAT DIFFERENT THAN IWOULD HAVE SAID BEFORE I
  • 00:23:30.198 --> 00:23:31.933
  • LOST MY SON, BUT I'LL SAYIT IN A DIFFERENT WAY,
  • 00:23:32.033 --> 00:23:35.170
  • AND YOU JUST REALIZE THEDEVASTATION OF IT BUT
  • 00:23:35.270 --> 00:23:40.008
  • ALSO THE GOODNESS OFGOD TO BE WITH YOU.
  • 00:23:40.108 --> 00:23:42.544
  • THAT'S WHAT I WOULD SAYIS GOD WAS WITH US,
  • 00:23:42.644 --> 00:23:45.046
  • GOD IS WITH US.I'M NOT OVER IT.
  • 00:23:45.146 --> 00:23:47.315
  • I'M GETTING THROUGH IT.
  • 00:23:47.415 --> 00:23:48.750
  • JUST THE OTHER DAY ICHOKED UP AND STARTED TO
  • 00:23:48.850 --> 00:23:52.087
  • CRY THINKING ABOUT HIM,BUT THE LORD HAS HELPED
  • 00:23:52.187 --> 00:23:55.657
  • US AND IS HELPING USTHROUGH IT, AND I BELIEVE
  • 00:23:55.757 --> 00:23:57.893
  • ANYONE WATCHING US RIGHTNOW WHO IS GOING THROUGH
  • 00:23:57.993 --> 00:24:01.196
  • THIS WHOLE CORONAVIRUSAND MAYBE YOU'VE LOST A
  • 00:24:01.296 --> 00:24:03.665
  • LOVED ONE, IF YOU DON'TFEEL LIKE YOU CAN GO ON
  • 00:24:03.765 --> 00:24:06.268
  • ANOTHER DAY, YOU NEED TOKNOW THAT GOD IS THERE
  • 00:24:06.368 --> 00:24:08.537
  • AND HE CAN HEAL THEBROKENHEARTED,
  • 00:24:08.637 --> 00:24:11.806
  • SO CALL OUT TO HIM.
  • 00:24:11.907 --> 00:24:13.308
  • DON'T RUN FROM HIM, RUNTO HIM, AND HE WILL ENTER
  • 00:24:13.408 --> 00:24:17.479
  • INTO YOUR LIFE, AND HE'LLGET YOU THROUGH THIS
  • 00:24:17.579 --> 00:24:20.015
  • CRISIS, AND ACTUALLY YOUCAN HAVE A FAITH THAT IS
  • 00:24:20.115 --> 00:24:22.050
  • STRONGER AS A RESULT.
  • 00:24:22.150 --> 00:24:23.952
  • - YOU KNOW, I'LL SAY,LET ME JUMP IN HERE AND
  • 00:24:24.052 --> 00:24:26.354
  • I'LL BE QUIET, BUT WE,MATT IS A, HE LOVES TO
  • 00:24:26.454 --> 00:24:32.327
  • RUN, AND HE LOVES TOEXERCISE, AND HE GETS OUT
  • 00:24:32.427 --> 00:24:35.530
  • THERE AND HE'SDRAGGING ME.
  • 00:24:35.630 --> 00:24:38.300
  • HE HAS TO DRAG MEOUT OF THE HOUSE,
  • 00:24:38.400 --> 00:24:40.468
  • HE HAS TO DRAGME UP THE HILL,
  • 00:24:40.569 --> 00:24:42.037
  • HE HAS TO DRAG ME DOWNTHE HILL, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:24:42.137 --> 00:24:44.472
  • AND HE ALWAYS SAYS TO ME,HE GOES PAIN IS WEAKNESS
  • 00:24:44.573 --> 00:24:47.442
  • LEAVING YOUR BODY.
  • 00:24:47.542 --> 00:24:49.544
  • PAIN IS WEAKNESSLEAVING YOUR BODY.
  • 00:24:49.644 --> 00:24:51.913
  • AND I THINK WHERE GODSAYS IN YOUR WEAKNESS, I
  • 00:24:52.013 --> 00:24:55.884
  • AM MADE STRONG, AND THAT'SWHAT GOD WANTS TO DO.
  • 00:24:55.984 --> 00:24:59.187
  • HE WANTS TO SHOW HIMSELFSTRONG IN OUR LIVES, BUT
  • 00:24:59.287 --> 00:25:03.024
  • NORMALLY WE HAVE TO GOTHROUGH PAIN FOR HIM TO
  • 00:25:03.124 --> 00:25:08.263
  • SHOW HOW STRONG HEIS IN OUR LIVES.
  • 00:25:08.363 --> 00:25:10.899
  • - WHAT IT FEELS LIKEBOTH OF YOU ARE SAYING,
  • 00:25:10.999 --> 00:25:13.635
  • ANDY CONFIRM, I DON'TWANT TO PUT ANY WORDS IN
  • 00:25:13.735 --> 00:25:16.037
  • YOUR MOUTH, BUT IF YOU'REGOING THROUGH CORONAVIRUS
  • 00:25:16.137 --> 00:25:20.208
  • SEASON AND YOU DON'T SHOWA GAIN AT THE END OF
  • 00:25:20.308 --> 00:25:24.446
  • THIS, IF SOMETHING HASN'THAPPENED HERE, AND
  • 00:25:24.546 --> 00:25:27.315
  • YOU'RE SUCKING AIR ANDQUESTIONING YOUR FAITH,
  • 00:25:27.415 --> 00:25:30.952
  • MAYBE THAT'S A GOOD THINGMEANING YOU HAVE YOUR
  • 00:25:31.052 --> 00:25:34.322
  • FAITH BUILT ONTHE WRONG THING.
  • 00:25:34.422 --> 00:25:36.558
  • WE SHOULD BE STRONGERBECAUSE OF THIS.
  • 00:25:36.658 --> 00:25:40.362
  • IS THAT WHAT, IS THAT THEMESSAGE TO THE CHRISTIANS?
  • 00:25:40.462 --> 00:25:43.498
  • - OH, I THINK FOR SURE.
  • 00:25:43.598 --> 00:25:45.400
  • AND YOU KNOW WEHAVE A CHOICE.
  • 00:25:45.500 --> 00:25:47.836
  • WHEN WE GO THROUGHHARDSHIPS IN LIFE, AND WE
  • 00:25:47.936 --> 00:25:49.971
  • ALL WISH WE DIDN'T GOTHROUGH THEM, BUT WE WILL
  • 00:25:50.071 --> 00:25:51.906
  • GO THROUGH THEM,WE HAVE A CHOICE.
  • 00:25:52.007 --> 00:25:53.875
  • WE CAN EITHER BEBETTER OR BITTER.
  • 00:25:53.975 --> 00:25:56.111
  • WE CAN LEARN WHAT GODWANTS TO TEACH US AND
  • 00:25:56.211 --> 00:25:57.912
  • GROW STRONGER, OR WE CANBECOME ANGRY WITH GOD OR
  • 00:25:58.013 --> 00:26:00.649
  • TURN AWAY FROM GOD.
  • 00:26:00.749 --> 00:26:02.317
  • BUT HE IS THERE TO, ASLAURIE SAID, HIS STRENGTH
  • 00:26:02.417 --> 00:26:06.921
  • IS MADE PERFECTIN WEAKNESS.
  • 00:26:07.022 --> 00:26:09.157
  • INTERESTING THE CONTEXTOF THAT STATEMENT, PAUL
  • 00:26:09.257 --> 00:26:11.726
  • WAS TALKING ABOUT WHATHE CALLED A THORN IN THE
  • 00:26:11.826 --> 00:26:13.962
  • FLESH. WE DON'T KNOW WHATTHAT WAS, A LOT OF
  • 00:26:14.062 --> 00:26:16.031
  • COMMENTATORS HAVE VARIOUSIDEAS, BUT IT SEEMED TO
  • 00:26:16.131 --> 00:26:18.299
  • BE SOME KIND OF APHYSICAL AFFLICTION
  • 00:26:18.400 --> 00:26:20.101
  • THAT HE FACED.
  • 00:26:20.201 --> 00:26:21.436
  • HE ASKED THE LORD TO TAKEIT AWAY, AND GOD'S ANSWER
  • 00:26:21.536 --> 00:26:24.005
  • WAS MY GRACE ISSUFFICIENT FOR YOU.
  • 00:26:24.105 --> 00:26:26.374
  • SO THEN PAUL SAYS HISSTRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT
  • 00:26:26.474 --> 00:26:28.143
  • IN MY WEAKNESS. BUTI'M SURE ANDY HAS
  • 00:26:28.243 --> 00:26:30.245
  • SOME THOUGHTS ONTHAT AS WELL.
  • 00:26:30.345 --> 00:26:32.380
  • - WELL, I THINK ONE OFTHE THINGS THAT THIS
  • 00:26:32.480 --> 00:26:34.983
  • REMINDS, SHOULD REMINDALL OF US OF, IT'S EASY
  • 00:26:35.083 --> 00:26:37.852
  • TO FORGET FOR THOSE OF USWHO LIVE IN THE UNITED
  • 00:26:37.952 --> 00:26:39.888
  • STATES OF AMERICA AND WHOARE RESOURCED IS THAT
  • 00:26:39.988 --> 00:26:42.490
  • THERE IS A GLOBAL, ASWELL AS A PERSONAL,
  • 00:26:42.590 --> 00:26:44.926
  • CONSEQUENCE TO SIN, ANDWE ARE QUICK TO TRY TO
  • 00:26:45.026 --> 00:26:48.129
  • CONNECT THE DOTS BETWEENTHE PERSONAL CONSEQUENCE
  • 00:26:48.229 --> 00:26:50.098
  • OF SIN, BUT JESUS WASCLEAR, JAMES THE BROTHER
  • 00:26:50.198 --> 00:26:53.702
  • OF JESUS WAS CLEAR, THEAPOSTLE PAUL WAS CLEAR,
  • 00:26:53.802 --> 00:26:55.904
  • THERE IS A GLOBALCONSEQUENCE TO SIN THAT
  • 00:26:56.004 --> 00:26:57.772
  • WE CANNOT PRAY OUR WAYAROUND IT, WE CAN'T FAITH
  • 00:26:57.872 --> 00:26:59.841
  • OUR WAY AROUND IT, YOUCAN'T OBEY YOUR WAY
  • 00:26:59.941 --> 00:27:01.710
  • AROUND IT. IT JUST IS.
  • 00:27:01.810 --> 00:27:03.912
  • AND THIS IS A REMINDER, ITHINK TO THE WHOLE CHURCH
  • 00:27:04.012 --> 00:27:06.147
  • THAT THERE IS NOT AONE-TO-ONE CORRELATION
  • 00:27:06.247 --> 00:27:08.817
  • BETWEEN IF I LIVE ACERTAIN KIND OF LIFE I'M
  • 00:27:08.917 --> 00:27:11.086
  • GUARANTEED A CERTAINKIND OF OUTCOME.
  • 00:27:11.186 --> 00:27:13.154
  • THAT DOES NOT EXIST.
  • 00:27:13.254 --> 00:27:14.923
  • AND YOU DON'T HAVE TOLIVE VERY LONG UNTIL YOU
  • 00:27:15.023 --> 00:27:16.591
  • REALIZE THAT'S THE CASE.
  • 00:27:16.691 --> 00:27:18.193
  • BUT JESUS, YOU KNOW, INJOHN CHAPTER 9 WHEN THE
  • 00:27:18.293 --> 00:27:22.397
  • DISCIPLES SAW THE YOUNGBLIND MAN AND THEY SAID
  • 00:27:22.497 --> 00:27:25.133
  • WHO SINNED? WHO SINNED?
  • 00:27:25.233 --> 00:27:27.202
  • CLEARLY THERE'S AONE-TO-ONE CORRELATION.
  • 00:27:27.302 --> 00:27:28.803
  • SOMEBODY SINNED ANDCONSEQUENTLY THIS KID IS
  • 00:27:28.903 --> 00:27:30.271
  • BLIND. AND JESUSSAID NOBODY SINNED.
  • 00:27:30.371 --> 00:27:33.241
  • THE IMPLICATION BEINGTHIS IS JUST PART OF THE
  • 00:27:33.341 --> 00:27:35.076
  • GLOBAL CONSEQUENCEOF SIN.
  • 00:27:35.176 --> 00:27:36.578
  • BUT WATCH THIS, I HAVETHE POWER AND THIS IS
  • 00:27:36.678 --> 00:27:39.247
  • WHERE OUR HOPE IS, I HAVETHE POWER TO OVERCOME NOT
  • 00:27:39.347 --> 00:27:42.984
  • SIMPLY THE CONSEQUENCE OFPERSONAL SIN; I HAVE THE
  • 00:27:43.084 --> 00:27:46.421
  • POWER TO OVERCOME THEGLOBAL CONSEQUENCE OF SIN
  • 00:27:46.521 --> 00:27:49.591
  • BECAUSE ILLNESS ANDSICKNESS IS IN THE WORLD
  • 00:27:49.691 --> 00:27:52.060
  • BECAUSE OF SIN, AND HEHEALED THE YOUNG MAN.
  • 00:27:52.160 --> 00:27:54.462
  • THE SAME WHEN THEYDROPPED THE PARALYTIC IN
  • 00:27:54.562 --> 00:27:56.531
  • THROUGH THE ROOF ANDJESUS LOOKED AT THE GUY,
  • 00:27:56.631 --> 00:27:59.100
  • I THINK THIS WAS A FUNNYMOMENT, YOU KNOW, HIS
  • 00:27:59.200 --> 00:28:02.904
  • FRIENDS BRING HIM, THEYDIG THROUGH THE ROOF,
  • 00:28:03.004 --> 00:28:04.439
  • EVERY CHILD GROWING UP INCHURCH KNOWS THIS STORY,
  • 00:28:04.539 --> 00:28:06.775
  • AND SO THEY FINALLY GETTHIS GUY IN FRONT OF
  • 00:28:06.875 --> 00:28:08.943
  • JESUS AND JESUS LOOKS ATHIM AND WHAT DOES HE SAY?
  • 00:28:09.043 --> 00:28:11.079
  • HE SAYS YOUR SINS AREFORGIVEN, AND THE GUY'S
  • 00:28:11.179 --> 00:28:14.048
  • THINKING THAT'S NOTWHAT I DROPPED IN FOR.
  • 00:28:14.149 --> 00:28:16.050
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:28:16.151 --> 00:28:18.353
  • AND OF COURSE THEPHARISEES ARE LIKE WAIT
  • 00:28:18.453 --> 00:28:21.322
  • A MINUTE, WHO IS THISGUY THAT THINKS
  • 00:28:21.422 --> 00:28:22.524
  • HE CAN FORGIVE SIN?
  • 00:28:22.624 --> 00:28:24.125
  • AND JESUS SAYS WHICH ISEASIER TO SAY, YOUR SINS
  • 00:28:24.225 --> 00:28:25.960
  • ARE FORGIVEN ORGET UP AND WALK?
  • 00:28:26.060 --> 00:28:27.829
  • AND JESUS IN THAT MOMENTDEMONSTRATES I HAVE THE
  • 00:28:27.929 --> 00:28:31.266
  • POWER TO FORGIVE SINAND THE WAY YOU CAN BE
  • 00:28:31.366 --> 00:28:33.902
  • CONFIDENT OF THAT IS IHAVE THE POWER OVER THE
  • 00:28:34.002 --> 00:28:36.738
  • GLOBAL CONSEQUENCE OFSIN WHICH IS SICKNESS,
  • 00:28:36.838 --> 00:28:39.674
  • ILLNESS AND DEATH.
  • 00:28:39.774 --> 00:28:41.309
  • SO THIS IS A SEASON WHENWE ARE ALL REMINDED ALL
  • 00:28:41.409 --> 00:28:44.012
  • OVER THE WORLD THAT NOONE IS IMMUNE BUT JUST AS
  • 00:28:44.112 --> 00:28:47.515
  • NO ONE IS IMMUNE,EVERYONE IS INVITED TO
  • 00:28:47.615 --> 00:28:50.385
  • PARTICIPATE IN THEKINGDOM OF GOD, AND OUR
  • 00:28:50.485 --> 00:28:52.754
  • KING HAS THE POWER NOTONLY TO FORGIVE SIN
  • 00:28:52.854 --> 00:28:55.056
  • BUT TO OVERCOME THEPERSONAL AND GLOBAL
  • 00:28:55.156 --> 00:28:58.159
  • CONSEQUENCE OF SIN.
  • 00:28:58.259 --> 00:29:00.662
  • - SO IF THIS BROADCASTIS A COMPETITION
  • 00:29:00.762 --> 00:29:04.199
  • AND A PREACHING COMPETITION,
  • 00:29:04.299 --> 00:29:06.234
  • I THINK ANDY JUSTTOOK THE LEAD.
  • 00:29:06.334 --> 00:29:08.136
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:29:08.236 --> 00:29:09.737
  • I WANT TO GIVE YOU THEOPPORTUNITY HERE--
  • 00:29:09.838 --> 00:29:12.841
  • - LET'S CLOSE IN PRAYER!
  • 00:29:12.941 --> 00:29:14.742
  • - THAT'S JUST PAYBACKFOR STEALING THE
  • 00:29:14.843 --> 00:29:16.444
  • SERMON SERIES TITLE,QUARANTINED LIFE.
  • 00:29:16.544 --> 00:29:19.447
  • - SO I WANT TO GIVE YOUTHE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY TO
  • 00:29:19.547 --> 00:29:21.850
  • GET BACK IN FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:29:21.950 --> 00:29:23.484
  • - WELL FIRST OF ALL, IWOULD NEVER ENTER INTO A
  • 00:29:23.585 --> 00:29:25.119
  • COMPETITION WITH ANDYSTANLEY TO BEGIN WITH,
  • 00:29:25.220 --> 00:29:27.889
  • BUT WE'LL GO AHEAD ANDTAKE A SHOT AT IT.
  • 00:29:27.989 --> 00:29:29.891
  • I WAS JUST THINKING OFSOMETHING ANDY SAID.
  • 00:29:29.991 --> 00:29:31.559
  • THIS CAN ALSO BE A MOMENT--
  • 00:29:31.659 --> 00:29:33.328
  • NOW I FEEL LIKEI'M COMPETING.
  • 00:29:33.428 --> 00:29:34.929
  • WHY DID YOU SAY,I'M NOT COMPETING!
  • 00:29:35.029 --> 00:29:36.998
  • WE'RE ON THESAME TEAM MATT!
  • 00:29:37.098 --> 00:29:39.667
  • OKAY. BUT I WAS THINKINGTHIS IS A MOMENT FOR THE
  • 00:29:39.767 --> 00:29:42.737
  • CHURCH TO STEP FORWARD.
  • 00:29:42.837 --> 00:29:44.606
  • C.S. LEWIS SAID, LOOSEPARAPHRASE, THOSE THAT
  • 00:29:44.706 --> 00:29:48.176
  • THINK THE MOST OF THENEXT LIFE DO THE
  • 00:29:48.276 --> 00:29:49.911
  • MOST IN THIS ONE.
  • 00:29:50.011 --> 00:29:51.379
  • SOMETIMES CHRISTIANSARE ACCUSED OF BEING SO
  • 00:29:51.479 --> 00:29:53.314
  • HEAVENLY MINDED,WE'RE NO EARTHLY GOOD.
  • 00:29:53.414 --> 00:29:55.483
  • THE REALITY IS I KNOW ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE SO
  • 00:29:55.583 --> 00:29:57.385
  • EARTHLY MINDED, THEY'RENO HEAVENLY GOOD.
  • 00:29:57.485 --> 00:29:59.821
  • AND YOU THINK OF WHATCHRISTIANS HAVE DONE.
  • 00:29:59.921 --> 00:30:02.590
  • EXAMPLE, FRANKLIN GRAHAM,SAMARITAN'S PURSE SETTING
  • 00:30:02.690 --> 00:30:05.260
  • UP A FIELD HOSPITALIN CENTRAL PARK.
  • 00:30:05.360 --> 00:30:07.896
  • HE ALSO SENT ONE OVERTO ITALY AS WELL.
  • 00:30:07.996 --> 00:30:10.899
  • THESE FIRST RESPONDERS,THESE MEDICAL PERSONNEL
  • 00:30:10.999 --> 00:30:14.035
  • ARE RISKING THEIR LIVESTREATING THESE PATIENTS
  • 00:30:14.135 --> 00:30:17.238
  • WHO ARE DEALINGWITH CORONAVIRUS.
  • 00:30:17.338 --> 00:30:19.040
  • SO THIS TO ME IS ANOPPORTUNITY FOR THE
  • 00:30:19.140 --> 00:30:20.975
  • CHRISTIANS TO SHINE.
  • 00:30:21.075 --> 00:30:22.810
  • IN OUR CHURCH, WE'REDISTRIBUTING FOOD
  • 00:30:22.911 --> 00:30:24.579
  • AS MANY CHURCHES ARE.
  • 00:30:24.679 --> 00:30:26.114
  • WE EVEN HAVE A COVID-19TEST CENTER ON OUR
  • 00:30:26.214 --> 00:30:28.616
  • GROUNDS THAT THE CITYASKED CAN WE SET IT UP IN
  • 00:30:28.716 --> 00:30:30.785
  • YOUR PARKING LOT, BUTIT'S A MOMENT FOR US TO
  • 00:30:30.885 --> 00:30:33.321
  • STEP INTO THIS SPACE ANDSAY WE CARE ABOUT PEOPLE.
  • 00:30:33.421 --> 00:30:36.691
  • IT'S NOT JUSTABOUT SERMONS.
  • 00:30:36.791 --> 00:30:38.393
  • WE WANT TO BEGOOD NEIGHBORS.
  • 00:30:38.493 --> 00:30:40.128
  • WE WANT TO BECARING PEOPLE.
  • 00:30:40.228 --> 00:30:41.796
  • IF YOU WANT TO WINSOME, BE WINSOME.
  • 00:30:41.896 --> 00:30:45.900
  • AND I THINK SOMETIMES WEFORGET TO JUST BE A NICE
  • 00:30:46.000 --> 00:30:48.836
  • PERSON AND A CARINGPERSON AND A
  • 00:30:48.937 --> 00:30:50.672
  • COMPASSIONATE PERSON.
  • 00:30:50.772 --> 00:30:52.540
  • SO I THINK THIS IS AGREAT MOMENT FOR US TO
  • 00:30:52.640 --> 00:30:54.642
  • STEP INTO THATSPACE AND DO THAT.
  • 00:30:54.742 --> 00:30:56.477
  • I KNOW I DIDN'T TOPANDY'S THING,
  • 00:30:56.577 --> 00:30:58.479
  • BUT I DID MY BEST.WHAT CAN I SAY?
  • 00:30:58.579 --> 00:31:00.949
  • - THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD.
  • 00:31:01.049 --> 00:31:03.117
  • - THANKS ANDY.
  • 00:31:03.217 --> 00:31:04.986
  • - YOU KNOW WHAT, LISTEN,LET ME JUST SAY THIS
  • 00:31:05.086 --> 00:31:07.855
  • WHILE WE'RE COMPETING.
  • 00:31:07.956 --> 00:31:09.557
  • I THINK THE FACT THATWHAT YOU DO WITH,
  • 00:31:09.657 --> 00:31:12.593
  • HONESTLY, WITH YOURCRUSADES IS SO, THIS
  • 00:31:12.694 --> 00:31:16.798
  • IS JUST A PERSONALCONFESSION, DON'T LET
  • 00:31:16.898 --> 00:31:18.700
  • THIS GET OUT OF THE ROOM,THAT IS SO INTIMIDATING
  • 00:31:18.800 --> 00:31:21.970
  • TO ME. I CAN'T EVENIMAGINE STEPPING INTO
  • 00:31:22.070 --> 00:31:24.505
  • THAT ENVIRONMENT ANDPREACHING, AND WHEN I
  • 00:31:24.605 --> 00:31:26.207
  • WATCH YOU DO THAT, I JUSTTHINK GO GREG AND GO GOD.
  • 00:31:26.307 --> 00:31:29.510
  • IT'S JUST FABULOUS WHATYOU DO, SO I THINK YOU WIN.
  • 00:31:29.610 --> 00:31:33.681
  • - LET ME ASK AQUESTION HERE.
  • 00:31:33.781 --> 00:31:36.150
  • NOT LONG AGO HERE, WEINTERVIEWED FRANCIS CHAN
  • 00:31:36.250 --> 00:31:42.690
  • WHO HAS BEGUN HIS KIND OFPHASE THREE OF HIS LIFE.
  • 00:31:42.790 --> 00:31:46.594
  • HE'S JUST MOVEDTO THE ORIENT.
  • 00:31:46.694 --> 00:31:48.830
  • HE'S LIVING NOWIN HONG KONG.
  • 00:31:48.930 --> 00:31:50.865
  • AND HE WAS TALKINGABOUT KIND OF
  • 00:31:50.965 --> 00:31:54.302
  • A HOME CHURCH THING.
  • 00:31:54.402 --> 00:31:56.704
  • DOES THIS COVID THING MAKEYOU WANT TO REASSESS?
  • 00:31:56.804 --> 00:32:02.477
  • YOU EARLIER GREG TALKEDABOUT HARVEST
  • 00:32:02.577 --> 00:32:05.113
  • IS NOW A STARTUP.
  • 00:32:05.213 --> 00:32:08.116
  • YOU'VE BEEN A PASTOR FOR40 YEARS, BUT YOU'RE
  • 00:32:08.216 --> 00:32:10.351
  • THINKING LIKE A STARTUP.
  • 00:32:10.451 --> 00:32:12.053
  • DOES IT CHANGE THE MODEL?
  • 00:32:12.153 --> 00:32:14.122
  • SHOULD WE BE DOINGSOMETHING UNIQUE IN THIS
  • 00:32:14.222 --> 00:32:17.492
  • HOME CHURCH THING?
  • 00:32:17.592 --> 00:32:18.760
  • - I THINK WE SHOULD.
  • 00:32:18.860 --> 00:32:20.128
  • AS YOU GUYS KNOW, MYUNCLE FRED JORDAN
  • 00:32:20.228 --> 00:32:22.063
  • HAS THE FRED JORDANMISSION UP IN L.A.
  • 00:32:22.163 --> 00:32:25.033
  • ON SKID ROW, BUT ACTUALLYHE STARTED OUT WITH A TV
  • 00:32:25.133 --> 00:32:27.435
  • PROGRAM AND IT WAS CALLEDCHURCH IN THE HOME.
  • 00:32:27.535 --> 00:32:30.004
  • WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY,I WAS LIVING WITH MY
  • 00:32:30.104 --> 00:32:31.806
  • GRANDPARENTS AND IREMEMBER WATCHING THAT,
  • 00:32:31.906 --> 00:32:33.508
  • BUT LITERALLY HIS IDEAWAS TO BRING CHURCH
  • 00:32:33.608 --> 00:32:35.076
  • INTO THE HOME.
  • 00:32:35.176 --> 00:32:36.477
  • I THINK MOST PASTORS OFCHURCHES ARE RESISTANT TO
  • 00:32:36.577 --> 00:32:39.614
  • THIS BECAUSE WE WANT TOSAY YOU NEED TO BE IN
  • 00:32:39.714 --> 00:32:42.016
  • CHURCH, NOT WATCHING ATHOME OR WHATEVER, AND
  • 00:32:42.116 --> 00:32:45.620
  • WE'LL ALWAYS QUOTEHEBREWS, DON'T FORSAKE
  • 00:32:45.720 --> 00:32:47.388
  • THE ASSEMBLING OFYOURSELVES TOGETHER AS
  • 00:32:47.488 --> 00:32:49.323
  • THE MANNER OF SOME IS,BUT EXHORT ONE ANOTHER SO
  • 00:32:49.424 --> 00:32:51.592
  • MUCH MORE AS YOU SEE THE DAYOF THE LORD APPROACHING.
  • 00:32:51.692 --> 00:32:54.162
  • WELL RIGHT NOW, WEACTUALLY CAN'T OBSERVE
  • 00:32:54.262 --> 00:32:57.632
  • THAT IN-PERSON IN THESAME LEVEL THAT WE WERE
  • 00:32:57.732 --> 00:33:00.301
  • OBSERVING IT BEFORE, BUTTO ME FORSAKING IS SAYING
  • 00:33:00.401 --> 00:33:03.938
  • I DON'T WANT ANYTHING TODO WITH THAT AND DOING IT
  • 00:33:04.038 --> 00:33:05.973
  • IN THE HOME, I STILLTHINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE A
  • 00:33:06.074 --> 00:33:08.609
  • PART OF A LOCAL CHURCHBUT HAVING SAID THAT AS
  • 00:33:08.709 --> 00:33:11.145
  • AN ESTABLISHED FACT, ANDTHERE'S ALWAYS A PLACE
  • 00:33:11.245 --> 00:33:13.881
  • FOR THAT AND THERE WILLBE, OH, I'M TOTALLY
  • 00:33:13.981 --> 00:33:16.284
  • TAKING THIS SERIOUSLYBECAUSE I'M HEARING FROM
  • 00:33:16.384 --> 00:33:18.786
  • PEOPLE ALL AROUND THEWORLD, AS AN EXAMPLE, THE
  • 00:33:18.886 --> 00:33:21.823
  • PRESIDENT ACTUALLY SENT ATWEET OUT AND SAID HE WAS
  • 00:33:21.923 --> 00:33:24.325
  • WATCHING OUR SERVICEON PALM SUNDAY.
  • 00:33:24.425 --> 00:33:26.294
  • WELL WE HAD A SPIKEIN ATTENDANCE.
  • 00:33:26.394 --> 00:33:28.229
  • A LOT OF VISITORSCOMING TO OUR SPACE.
  • 00:33:28.329 --> 00:33:30.298
  • AND ONE PERSON COMMENTEDON MY SOCIAL MEDIA, SHE
  • 00:33:30.398 --> 00:33:33.534
  • SAID I'VE BEEN AN ATHEISTFOR 15 YEARS, I SAW THE
  • 00:33:33.634 --> 00:33:36.537
  • PRESIDENT TWEET THAT HEWAS GONNA WATCH YOUR
  • 00:33:36.637 --> 00:33:39.273
  • SERVICE, SO I THOUGHT I'DWATCH IT TOO, AND I'VE
  • 00:33:39.373 --> 00:33:41.175
  • GIVEN MY LIFE TO CHRIST.
  • 00:33:41.275 --> 00:33:42.743
  • SO I MEAN I'M ANEVANGELIST AS WELL AS A
  • 00:33:42.844 --> 00:33:45.680
  • PASTOR, AND MY HEART GOESOUT TO REACHING LOST
  • 00:33:45.780 --> 00:33:47.782
  • PEOPLE, SO WHEN I SEE ARESPONSE LIKE THAT,
  • 00:33:47.882 --> 00:33:51.352
  • THAT FIRES MEUP, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:33:51.452 --> 00:33:53.287
  • SO IT MAKES ME WANT TO DOEVERYTHING I CAN IN THIS
  • 00:33:53.387 --> 00:33:55.389
  • SPACE TO REACH AS MANYPEOPLE AS I CAN, SO YES,
  • 00:33:55.490 --> 00:33:58.226
  • IT IS A WHOLE ENTITYI WANT TO PURSUE
  • 00:33:58.326 --> 00:34:00.661
  • AGGRESSIVELY, BUT AT THESAME TIME WE'RE LOOKING
  • 00:34:00.761 --> 00:34:04.198
  • AT A PLAN TO REOPENINGOUR PHYSICAL CHURCH
  • 00:34:04.298 --> 00:34:06.634
  • BUILDINGS TOO, SO BOTH,BUT I'M TAKING IT WAY
  • 00:34:06.734 --> 00:34:09.670
  • MORE SERIOUSLY THAN I DIDBEFORE, NO QUESTION.
  • 00:34:09.770 --> 00:34:12.273
  • - SO ANDY, YOU'RE ALEADER IN THE CHURCH,
  • 00:34:12.373 --> 00:34:16.511
  • YOU ORGANIZE CONVENTIONSFOR LEADERSHIP.
  • 00:34:16.611 --> 00:34:20.014
  • YOU TALKED ABOUT KINDOF LOOKING AT CHURCH
  • 00:34:20.114 --> 00:34:23.784
  • NOW AS A STARTUP TOO.
  • 00:34:23.885 --> 00:34:25.419
  • WHAT'S YOUR THOUGHTON HOME CHURCH?
  • 00:34:25.520 --> 00:34:27.922
  • - WELL, I LOVE WHATTHE APOSTLE PAUL SAID.
  • 00:34:28.022 --> 00:34:31.559
  • HE SAID THE PART WE KNOWOR THE FAMOUS PART OF
  • 00:34:31.659 --> 00:34:35.429
  • THIS PASSAGE IS WHEN HESAYS I'VE BECOME ALL
  • 00:34:35.530 --> 00:34:37.331
  • THINGS TO ALL PEOPLEIN ORDER THAT I MIGHT
  • 00:34:37.431 --> 00:34:39.567
  • WIN SOME, BUT AT THEEND OF THAT PASSAGE
  • 00:34:39.667 --> 00:34:42.136
  • HE SAYS THIS, BY ALLPOSSIBLE MEANS.
  • 00:34:42.236 --> 00:34:46.407
  • BY ALL POSSIBLE MEANS.
  • 00:34:46.507 --> 00:34:48.176
  • I THINK BY ALL POSSIBLEMEANS THAT MEANS BY ALL
  • 00:34:48.276 --> 00:34:51.812
  • POSSIBLE MEANS, SOANYTHING SHORT OF SIN,
  • 00:34:51.913 --> 00:34:54.715
  • IF IT WORKS, IF ITCONNECTS PEOPLE,
  • 00:34:54.815 --> 00:34:57.485
  • GOD IS NOT IN A BOX.
  • 00:34:57.585 --> 00:34:59.754
  • I'M GLAD GREG BROUGHT THEPASSAGE UP ABOUT DON'T
  • 00:34:59.854 --> 00:35:03.558
  • FORSAKE THE ASSEMBLINGOF YOURSELVES TOGETHER.
  • 00:35:03.658 --> 00:35:05.626
  • GOOD GRIEF, IN THE FIRSTCENTURY WHAT WERE
  • 00:35:05.726 --> 00:35:07.361
  • THEIR OPTIONS, RIGHT?
  • 00:35:07.461 --> 00:35:09.030
  • AND I THINK ONE OF THEGREATEST GIFTS THAT GOD
  • 00:35:09.130 --> 00:35:11.265
  • HAS GIVEN HUMANITY, INFACT I THINK IT'S PART OF
  • 00:35:11.365 --> 00:35:13.401
  • THE IMAGE OF GOD IS THEABILITY TO ACCUMULATE
  • 00:35:13.501 --> 00:35:15.670
  • KNOWLEDGE AND FORGENERATION AFTER
  • 00:35:15.770 --> 00:35:17.738
  • GENERATION TO BUILD ONTHE KNOWLEDGE OF THE
  • 00:35:17.838 --> 00:35:19.774
  • PREVIOUS GENERATION.
  • 00:35:19.874 --> 00:35:21.142
  • SO I THINK THE APOSTLEPAUL, IF HE WERE ALIVE
  • 00:35:21.242 --> 00:35:22.910
  • TODAY, WOULD SAY HECKYEAH, IF IT WORKS, IF
  • 00:35:23.010 --> 00:35:25.046
  • YOU'RE GATHERING PEOPLE,IF PEOPLE ARE ENGAGING,
  • 00:35:25.146 --> 00:35:27.048
  • AND IF PEOPLE ARE BECOMINGFOLLOWERS OF JESUS,
  • 00:35:27.148 --> 00:35:29.383
  • THE ANSWER IS YES DO THAT,BY ALL POSSIBLE MEANS.
  • 00:35:29.483 --> 00:35:34.589
  • SO I THINK THERE'S APLACE IN THE CHURCH FOR
  • 00:35:34.689 --> 00:35:37.258
  • ALL OF THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:35:37.358 --> 00:35:39.126
  • YOU KNOW, PEOPLE GET ALITTLE WEIRD SOMETIMES
  • 00:35:39.227 --> 00:35:41.762
  • AND WANT TO PITCH ONEMODEL AGAINST ANOTHER,
  • 00:35:41.862 --> 00:35:44.065
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT ISAY, I SAY LOOK,
  • 00:35:44.165 --> 00:35:46.901
  • YOU MARRY THE MISSION,YOU DATE THE MODEL.
  • 00:35:47.001 --> 00:35:50.504
  • YOU MARRY THE MISSION,YOU MARRY THE GREAT
  • 00:35:50.605 --> 00:35:52.573
  • COMMISSION BUT YOUDATE THE MODEL.
  • 00:35:52.673 --> 00:35:54.075
  • MODELS COME, MODELS GO,BUT THE MISSION IS THE
  • 00:35:54.175 --> 00:35:57.044
  • SAME, AND THAT'S WHATKEEPS THE CHURCH RELEVANT
  • 00:35:57.144 --> 00:35:58.946
  • AND WHEN A CHURCH LEADERFALLS IN LOVE WITH A
  • 00:35:59.046 --> 00:36:03.651
  • MODEL AND THEY BUILD AMONUMENT AROUND A MODEL,
  • 00:36:03.751 --> 00:36:07.054
  • THE CLOCK IS TICKINGDOWN ON THAT MINISTRY.
  • 00:36:07.154 --> 00:36:10.891
  • THE APOSTLE PAUL GAVE USOUR MARCHING ORDERS
  • 00:36:10.992 --> 00:36:13.127
  • BY ALL POSSIBLE MEANS.
  • 00:36:13.227 --> 00:36:14.996
  • - ANDY, IS YOUR WIFECOMFORTABLE WITH
  • 00:36:15.096 --> 00:36:16.297
  • YOU DATING A MODEL?
  • 00:36:16.397 --> 00:36:17.865
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:36:17.965 --> 00:36:19.533
  • - YOU JUST SAIDYOU'RE DATING--
  • 00:36:19.634 --> 00:36:20.935
  • - I MARRIED A MODEL.- VERY GOOD.
  • 00:36:21.035 --> 00:36:23.504
  • - SEE, THIS IS HOWRUMORS GET STARTED!
  • 00:36:23.604 --> 00:36:25.339
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:36:25.439 --> 00:36:26.574
  • BUT IT'S MEMORABLE.
  • 00:36:26.674 --> 00:36:27.875
  • MARRY THE MISSION,DATE THE MODEL.
  • 00:36:27.975 --> 00:36:29.277
  • - AND IT'S VERY TRUE.I LIKE IT.
  • 00:36:29.377 --> 00:36:32.580
  • - IT'S ALL YOU.
  • 00:36:32.680 --> 00:36:34.882
  • - I LOVE THAT ALLPOSSIBLE MEANS.
  • 00:36:34.982 --> 00:36:36.917
  • I THINK WE NEED TO LOOKFOR EVERY OPPORTUNITY WE
  • 00:36:37.018 --> 00:36:39.820
  • CAN TO GET THE GOSPELINTO EVERY SPACE.
  • 00:36:39.920 --> 00:36:42.089
  • RIGHT NOW I'M WRITING ABOOK ON BILLY GRAHAM.
  • 00:36:42.189 --> 00:36:44.525
  • I'VE WRITTEN THESETHREE BIOGRAPHIES.
  • 00:36:44.625 --> 00:36:46.560
  • THIS IS MY THIRD.
  • 00:36:46.661 --> 00:36:47.762
  • I NEVER SET OUT TO WRITEBIOGRAPHIES, BUT I DID
  • 00:36:47.862 --> 00:36:50.564
  • ONE ON THE CONVERSIONOF STEVE MC QUEEN.
  • 00:36:50.665 --> 00:36:52.500
  • I CALLED IT STEVE MCQUEEN THE SALVATION
  • 00:36:52.600 --> 00:36:54.268
  • OF AN AMERICAN ICON.
  • 00:36:54.368 --> 00:36:55.903
  • THEN I DID ONE ON JOHNNYCASH AND I CALLED IT JOHNNY
  • 00:36:56.003 --> 00:36:58.706
  • CASH, THE REDEMPTIONOF AN AMERICAN ICON.
  • 00:36:58.806 --> 00:37:01.175
  • AND PEOPLE SAID, ARE YOUGOING WRITE ANYMORE?
  • 00:37:01.275 --> 00:37:02.410
  • I SAID, NO, I'M DONE.
  • 00:37:02.510 --> 00:37:03.611
  • I THOUGHT MAYBE ONE MORE,BILLY GRAHAM, THE MAKING OF
  • 00:37:03.711 --> 00:37:06.614
  • AN AMERICAN ICON BECAUSEHE'S THE GLUE IN THE STORY
  • 00:37:06.714 --> 00:37:09.116
  • BETWEEN CASH AND MCQUEEN.
  • 00:37:09.216 --> 00:37:10.985
  • HE WAS A FRIEND OF CASH.
  • 00:37:11.085 --> 00:37:12.920
  • JOHNNY SANG AT A LOT OFBILLY'S CRUSADES, AND OF
  • 00:37:13.020 --> 00:37:15.656
  • COURSE THE FAMOUS STORY OFSTEVE MCQUEEN WHEN HE WAS
  • 00:37:15.756 --> 00:37:18.292
  • GOING TO GET SURGERY INMEXICO BECAUSE OF HIS CANCER.
  • 00:37:18.392 --> 00:37:21.028
  • HE MET WITH BILLY ON THE JETHE HAD CHARTERED, AND STEVE
  • 00:37:21.128 --> 00:37:24.298
  • FORGOT HIS BIBLE, AND BILLYGAVE HIM HIS BIBLE BECAUSE
  • 00:37:24.398 --> 00:37:27.034
  • STEVE WANTED TO MEET BILLY.
  • 00:37:27.134 --> 00:37:28.636
  • AND STEVE WENT TO MEXICO,JUAREZ NEW MEXICO.
  • 00:37:28.736 --> 00:37:31.205
  • THE SURGERY WAS SUCCESSFUL,BUT SADLY, HE DIED
  • 00:37:31.305 --> 00:37:33.808
  • AFTERWARDS, AND THEY WENTINTO HIS ROOM AND HE WAS
  • 00:37:33.908 --> 00:37:36.410
  • HOLDING ONTO THEBIBLE BILLY GAVE HIM.
  • 00:37:36.510 --> 00:37:38.479
  • SO I THOUGHT PEOPLE DON'TUNDERSTAND HOW INNOVATIVE
  • 00:37:38.579 --> 00:37:42.917
  • AND GROUNDBREAKING BILLYGRAHAM WAS BECAUSE WE THINK
  • 00:37:43.017 --> 00:37:46.087
  • OF BILLY AS SORT OF THEELDER STATESMAN, ALMOST LIKE
  • 00:37:46.187 --> 00:37:48.489
  • WE COULD ADD HIS FACE TOMT. RUSHMORE.
  • 00:37:48.589 --> 00:37:50.758
  • BUT THE YOUNG BILLY WASSUPER EDGY, AND WITH HIS
  • 00:37:50.858 --> 00:37:54.061
  • TEAM, THEY WERE DOINGTHINGS NOBODY DID.
  • 00:37:54.161 --> 00:37:56.964
  • HE WAS THE FIRST ONTELEVISION, THE FIRST ON
  • 00:37:57.064 --> 00:37:59.100
  • RADIO, AND HE EVEN HAD AMOTION PICTURE STUDIO WAY,
  • 00:37:59.200 --> 00:38:03.537
  • WAY BACK BEFORE ANYBODYHAD THOUGHT ABOUT IT.
  • 00:38:03.637 --> 00:38:06.107
  • CHRISTIAN FILMSARE POPULAR NOW.
  • 00:38:06.207 --> 00:38:08.075
  • BACK THEN, NO ONEWAS DOING THAT.
  • 00:38:08.175 --> 00:38:09.844
  • AND WHAT I LOVE ABOUTREADING HIS STORY IS BILLY
  • 00:38:09.944 --> 00:38:12.947
  • WAS ALWAYS PIVOTING, LIKE HESAW AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO
  • 00:38:13.047 --> 00:38:16.117
  • RUSSIA, AND PEOPLE SAID, OH,THE COMMUNISTS ARE USING YOU.
  • 00:38:16.217 --> 00:38:19.387
  • AND HE SAID, WELL, MAYBETHEY ARE, BUT I'M USING THEM.
  • 00:38:19.487 --> 00:38:22.223
  • HE SAW AN OPENING, HE WENTIN THERE TO GET THE GOSPEL
  • 00:38:22.323 --> 00:38:24.792
  • TO THE PEOPLE INCOMMUNIST RUSSIA.
  • 00:38:24.892 --> 00:38:27.094
  • HE SAW ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY,AND HE WOULD GO AND BE ON
  • 00:38:27.194 --> 00:38:30.798
  • THE JOHNNY CARSON SHOW,WHICH WAS A
  • 00:38:30.898 --> 00:38:32.466
  • BIG THING BACK THEN.
  • 00:38:32.566 --> 00:38:34.101
  • HE WAS ALWAYS GOING INTOUNEXPECTED PLACES TO BRING
  • 00:38:34.201 --> 00:38:36.837
  • THE GOSPEL, AND AS IRE-LOOKED AT HIS STORY, AND
  • 00:38:36.937 --> 00:38:40.408
  • I'M WRITING ON HIM, I'M JUSTREFLECTING ON WHAT A GREAT
  • 00:38:40.508 --> 00:38:42.943
  • EXAMPLE HE SET FOR US.
  • 00:38:43.043 --> 00:38:44.879
  • AND WE NEED TO DO THE SAME.
  • 00:38:44.979 --> 00:38:46.680
  • WE NEED TO TAKE RISKS FORTHE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND
  • 00:38:46.781 --> 00:38:48.783
  • SOMETIMES YOU'LL BECRITICIZED FOR IT BECAUSE
  • 00:38:48.883 --> 00:38:50.985
  • PEOPLE LIKE TO DOTHINGS IN A CERTAIN WAY.
  • 00:38:51.085 --> 00:38:52.953
  • BUT I WOULD RATHER TAKE THATRISK AND FAIL THAN NEVER
  • 00:38:53.053 --> 00:38:55.222
  • TAKE A RISK AT ALL.
  • 00:38:55.322 --> 00:38:57.124
  • AND MATT, YOU DO A BEAUTIFULJOB AT THIS, THE WAY YOU'VE
  • 00:38:57.224 --> 00:38:59.360
  • EXPANDED THIS WHOLE NETWORK,INCREDIBLE.
  • 00:38:59.460 --> 00:39:02.630
  • - WE ARE PREPARED TO GO INTO THEFUTURE, AND I LIKE TO GIVE
  • 00:39:02.730 --> 00:39:09.770
  • CREDIT TO MY PARENTS.
  • 00:39:09.870 --> 00:39:11.472
  • MY PARENTS WERE VERY CLEARWITH THEIR MESSAGE TO US,
  • 00:39:11.572 --> 00:39:18.846
  • WHICH WAS IT'S OUR TIME NOW.
  • 00:39:18.946 --> 00:39:20.781
  • THEY TURNED OVER, THEYPREPARED US BEAUTIFULLY, AND
  • 00:39:20.881 --> 00:39:23.517
  • ALL OF THESE DECISIONS TOMAKE CHANGE ARE JUST SUPER
  • 00:39:23.617 --> 00:39:26.620
  • EASY FOR US BECAUSE OFTHEIR GREAT PREPARATION.
  • 00:39:26.720 --> 00:39:30.524
  • LET ME -- WE'VE GOT ABOUT 15MINUTES OR SO LEFT
  • 00:39:30.624 --> 00:39:35.529
  • HERE, AND I JUST WANT TOKIND OF RECOUP.
  • 00:39:35.629 --> 00:39:39.433
  • WE'VE KIND OF BOUNCED AROUNDSEVERAL DIFFERENT SUBJECT
  • 00:39:39.533 --> 00:39:42.770
  • MATTERS HERE, BUT KIND OFMESSAGING OF WHAT COVID'S
  • 00:39:42.870 --> 00:39:46.507
  • MESSAGE MIGHT BE TO US ASBELIEVERS, AS OPPOSED
  • 00:39:46.607 --> 00:39:49.276
  • TO A SECULAR GROUP.
  • 00:39:49.376 --> 00:39:52.847
  • BUT THE IDEA THAT THERE AREPEOPLE NOW THAT ARE TUNING
  • 00:39:52.947 --> 00:39:57.251
  • INTO THIS NETWORK BECAUSEOF FEAR, BECAUSE OF
  • 00:39:57.351 --> 00:40:04.124
  • UNCERTAINTY. THEREIS THAT LEVEL.
  • 00:40:04.225 --> 00:40:08.529
  • I REMEMBER THE SAMEATMOSPHERE IN THE UNITED
  • 00:40:08.629 --> 00:40:13.167
  • STATES DURINGAND AFTER 9/11.
  • 00:40:13.267 --> 00:40:15.536
  • THERE WAS THISOPENNESS YOU DESCRIBED.
  • 00:40:15.636 --> 00:40:17.972
  • TWO ENGINES ARE OUT ONTHE FOUR ENGINE PLANE.
  • 00:40:18.072 --> 00:40:20.608
  • WE'VE GOT SOME ATTENTION.
  • 00:40:20.708 --> 00:40:23.010
  • SO WHY DON'T WEDO SOME WORK HERE.
  • 00:40:23.110 --> 00:40:25.446
  • WE'RE SITTING HERE IN ASTUDIO WITH SENIOR PASTOR
  • 00:40:25.546 --> 00:40:29.016
  • ANDY STANLEY AND SENIORPASTOR GREG LAURIE.
  • 00:40:29.116 --> 00:40:31.452
  • GREG, WHY DON'T YOU STARTOFF AND JUST START TALKING A
  • 00:40:31.552 --> 00:40:34.822
  • LITTLE BIT TO OUR AUDIENCETHAT MAY BE ARE TUNING IN,
  • 00:40:34.922 --> 00:40:39.493
  • AND THEY'RE NOTUSED TO THIS.
  • 00:40:39.593 --> 00:40:42.997
  • THIS IS NEW TO THEM.
  • 00:40:43.097 --> 00:40:44.732
  • WHAT ARE WE REALLY TRYINGTO ACCOMPLISH HERE
  • 00:40:44.832 --> 00:40:46.634
  • ON THIS BROADCAST TODAY?
  • 00:40:46.734 --> 00:40:48.235
  • - YEAH, WELL, YOU KNOW, IBECAME A CHRISTIAN AT THE
  • 00:40:48.335 --> 00:40:50.104
  • AGE OF 17 BY EAVESDROPPINGON A BIBLE STUDY.
  • 00:40:50.204 --> 00:40:53.574
  • IT WAS ON MY HIGH SCHOOLCAMPUS, AND THERE WAS A
  • 00:40:53.674 --> 00:40:55.476
  • GROUP OF CHRISTIANS THATWOULD SIT OUT ON THE FRONT
  • 00:40:55.576 --> 00:40:57.645
  • LAWN OF OUR SCHOOL AND SINGSONGS ABOUT GOD,
  • 00:40:57.745 --> 00:40:59.446
  • AND THEY PERPLEXED ME.
  • 00:40:59.547 --> 00:41:01.482
  • I THOUGHT, WHAT IS WRONGWITH THESE PEOPLE?
  • 00:41:01.582 --> 00:41:03.417
  • THEY'RE WEIRD. THEY'RE SMILINGALL THE TIME.
  • 00:41:03.517 --> 00:41:06.420
  • AND I WANTED TO DISMISS THEMALL AS, YOU KNOW, ONE TACO
  • 00:41:06.520 --> 00:41:09.557
  • SHORT OF A COMBINATIONPLATE, A FEW CLOWNS SHORT OF
  • 00:41:09.657 --> 00:41:12.092
  • A CIRCUS, RIGHT?
  • 00:41:12.192 --> 00:41:13.961
  • BUT ONE DAY, I SAT DOWNCLOSE ENOUGH WHERE I COULD
  • 00:41:14.061 --> 00:41:16.096
  • KIND OF HEAR WHAT THEY WEREACTUALLY SAYING, BUT NOT SO
  • 00:41:16.196 --> 00:41:18.632
  • CLOSE WHERE PEOPLE WOULDTHINK I WAS BECOMING ONE OF
  • 00:41:18.732 --> 00:41:20.968
  • THEM, AND FOR THE FIRSTTIME I HEARD THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:41:21.068 --> 00:41:23.671
  • AND I THINK THERE'S SOMEONELIKE THAT WATCHING RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:41:23.771 --> 00:41:25.973
  • YOU DISMISS US CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:41:26.073 --> 00:41:27.908
  • WE'RE LUNATICS, WE'RECRAZY, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:41:28.008 --> 00:41:30.644
  • YOU'RE SICK OFWATCHING NETFLIX.
  • 00:41:30.744 --> 00:41:33.180
  • YOU'RE TIRED OF THE NEWSTHAT'S REALLY BRINGING YOU DOWN.
  • 00:41:33.280 --> 00:41:35.182
  • IT'S MAKING YOU MORE AFRAID.
  • 00:41:35.282 --> 00:41:37.318
  • YOU'RE HAVING A HARD TIMEGETTING TO SLEEP AT NIGHT.
  • 00:41:37.418 --> 00:41:39.954
  • YOU'RE FILLED WITH ANXIETYAND FEAR, SO
  • 00:41:40.054 --> 00:41:42.623
  • YOU'RE JUST CHECKING US OUT.
  • 00:41:42.723 --> 00:41:44.458
  • HEY, THIS IS WHERE YOU NEEDTO BE BECAUSE HERE'S WHAT
  • 00:41:44.558 --> 00:41:46.660
  • YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.
  • 00:41:46.760 --> 00:41:49.363
  • YOU'RE LOOKING FOR ARELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, AND
  • 00:41:49.463 --> 00:41:51.498
  • DEEP DOWN INSIDE, YOU WANTTHAT, AND YOU'VE
  • 00:41:51.599 --> 00:41:53.701
  • WANTED IT YOUR WHOLE LIFE.
  • 00:41:53.801 --> 00:41:55.436
  • IN FACT, YOU'VE BEEN ON AQUEST TO FIND IT
  • 00:41:55.536 --> 00:41:57.037
  • FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD.
  • 00:41:57.137 --> 00:41:58.739
  • YOU THOUGHT IT WAS GOINGCOME THROUGH MARRIAGE OR
  • 00:41:58.839 --> 00:42:00.574
  • THROUGH A CAREER,OR THROUGH A CERTAIN
  • 00:42:00.674 --> 00:42:02.276
  • POSSESSION, OR REACHINGA CERTAIN GOAL.
  • 00:42:02.376 --> 00:42:04.545
  • AND MAYBE YOU'VE CHECKEDTHOSE BOXES AND EVEN MORE,
  • 00:42:04.645 --> 00:42:07.014
  • AND STILL THERE'S THISHOLE IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:42:07.114 --> 00:42:09.216
  • THAT'S BECAUSE YOU WERECREATED TO KNOW GOD, AND
  • 00:42:09.316 --> 00:42:12.219
  • JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OFGOD, AND HE CAME ON A RESCUE
  • 00:42:12.319 --> 00:42:15.723
  • MISSION FROM HEAVEN TO DIEON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS.
  • 00:42:15.823 --> 00:42:19.259
  • AND THEN HE ROSE AGAIN FROMTHE DEAD, AND HE'LL COME AND
  • 00:42:19.360 --> 00:42:21.795
  • LIVE IN YOUR HEART RIGHT NOWSO YOU WILL
  • 00:42:21.895 --> 00:42:24.331
  • KNOW THIS MUCH AT LEAST.
  • 00:42:24.431 --> 00:42:26.400
  • YOU'RE NOT ALONE, HE'LL WALKWITH YOU THROUGH THE CRISIS.
  • 00:42:26.500 --> 00:42:29.136
  • NUMBER TWO, WHEN YOU DIE --AND LOOK, YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:42:29.236 --> 00:42:33.007
  • DIE, I'M GOING TO DIE, WE'REALL GOING TO DIE -- WHEN WE
  • 00:42:33.107 --> 00:42:35.509
  • DIE, YOU CAN KNOW WITHCERTAINTY THAT YOU'LL GO TO
  • 00:42:35.609 --> 00:42:38.512
  • HEAVEN IF YOU PUT YOURFAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:42:38.612 --> 00:42:41.582
  • SO THAT'S A MESSAGE I WANTTO SHARE WITH ALL OF Y'ALL,
  • 00:42:41.682 --> 00:42:44.985
  • EVERYONE WATCHING, AND IKNOW THIS IS A MESSAGE THAT
  • 00:42:45.085 --> 00:42:48.088
  • EVERYONE NEEDS TO HEAR.
  • 00:42:48.188 --> 00:42:50.591
  • - ANDY, GREG IS JUST KINDOF AN UPSTART, NEW KIND OF
  • 00:42:50.691 --> 00:42:54.128
  • PASTOR HERE THAT DOESN'TDO THAT VERY OFTEN.
  • 00:42:54.228 --> 00:42:58.899
  • CAN YOU ADD TO THATAND TALK TO OUR
  • 00:42:58.999 --> 00:43:01.168
  • AUDIENCE A LITTLE BIT?
  • 00:43:01.268 --> 00:43:02.903
  • - GREG, HE WINS.
  • 00:43:03.003 --> 00:43:05.606
  • I WOULD JUST SAY THIS:FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE
  • 00:43:05.706 --> 00:43:09.043
  • RE-EXPLORING FAITH, AND YOULEFT A VERSION FAITH IN YOUR
  • 00:43:09.143 --> 00:43:13.347
  • CHILDHOOD OR AFTER COLLEGEOR ONCE YOU GOT OUT ON YOUR
  • 00:43:13.447 --> 00:43:16.316
  • OWN, YOU JUST WALKED AWAY.
  • 00:43:16.417 --> 00:43:18.218
  • I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ADDTHAT WE'D LIKE TO INVITE YOU
  • 00:43:18.318 --> 00:43:20.754
  • BACK TO MAYBE A DIFFERENTKIND OF FAITH, A DIFFERENT
  • 00:43:20.854 --> 00:43:23.323
  • VERSION OF FAITH; NOT THATANYTHING HAS ACTUALLY
  • 00:43:23.424 --> 00:43:26.293
  • CHANGED, BUT PERHAPS THEVERSION OF FAITH YOU WERE
  • 00:43:26.393 --> 00:43:28.462
  • RAISED ON WAS THE VERSIONTHAT LEFT YOU THINKING THAT
  • 00:43:28.562 --> 00:43:30.764
  • ONLY GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TOGOOD PEOPLE AND ONLY BAD
  • 00:43:30.864 --> 00:43:32.800
  • THINGS HAPPEN TO BAD PEOPLE,AND YOU SAW SOME BAD THINGS
  • 00:43:32.900 --> 00:43:35.135
  • HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE, ANDYOU THOUGHT
  • 00:43:35.235 --> 00:43:37.438
  • THAT'S THE END FOR ME.
  • 00:43:37.538 --> 00:43:39.139
  • AND HERE'S WHAT I WANT YOUTO KNOW: CHRISTIANS HAVE
  • 00:43:39.239 --> 00:43:42.509
  • NEVER BELIEVED, CHRISTIANSHAVE NEVER BELIEVED IN A GOD
  • 00:43:42.609 --> 00:43:45.546
  • THAT ONLY ALLOWS BAD THINGSTO HAPPEN TO BAD PEOPLE AND
  • 00:43:45.646 --> 00:43:48.215
  • GOOD THINGS TO HAPPENTO GOOD PEOPLE.
  • 00:43:48.315 --> 00:43:50.084
  • CHRISTIANS HAVE ALWAYSBELIEVED IN A GOD WHERE --
  • 00:43:50.184 --> 00:43:52.886
  • WHAT CHRISTIANS BELIEVEIS THIS: THAT THE WORST
  • 00:43:52.986 --> 00:43:55.222
  • POSSIBLE THING HAPPENED TOTHE BEST POSSIBLE PERSON ON
  • 00:43:55.322 --> 00:43:59.460
  • YOUR BEHALF, AND THAT WELIVE IN A WORLD THAT IS
  • 00:43:59.560 --> 00:44:03.363
  • FILLED WITH SIN, SORROW ANDDEATH, AND JESUS CAME INTO
  • 00:44:03.464 --> 00:44:06.867
  • THIS WORLD TO ADDRESS YOURSIN, YOUR SORROW,
  • 00:44:06.967 --> 00:44:09.269
  • AND YOUR DEATH.
  • 00:44:09.369 --> 00:44:11.338
  • AND NO MATTER WHAT YOU'VEDONE AND WHERE YOU ARE, YOU
  • 00:44:11.438 --> 00:44:13.741
  • ARE ALWAYS INVITED TO STEPINTO THAT RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:44:13.841 --> 00:44:17.444
  • SO I WOULD JUST SAY AMENTO EVERYTHING GREG SAID.
  • 00:44:17.544 --> 00:44:20.614
  • - AMEN, AND LET ME JUSTLIKE DIRECT THAT TO YOU THAT
  • 00:44:20.714 --> 00:44:23.717
  • ARE WATCHING RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:44:23.817 --> 00:44:25.619
  • IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN SAIDMORE CLEARLY THAN
  • 00:44:25.719 --> 00:44:27.221
  • WHAT ANDY JUST SAID.
  • 00:44:27.321 --> 00:44:29.123
  • HE CAME TO PAY A DEBT HE DIDNOT OWE BECAUSE YOU OWED A
  • 00:44:29.223 --> 00:44:31.825
  • DEBT YOU COULD NOT PAY.
  • 00:44:31.925 --> 00:44:33.794
  • BUT HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS:YOU CAN COME INTO A
  • 00:44:33.894 --> 00:44:35.929
  • RELATIONSHIP WITHGOD RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:44:36.029 --> 00:44:37.698
  • YOU CAN HAVE ALL OFYOUR SIN FORGIVEN.
  • 00:44:37.798 --> 00:44:39.767
  • YOU CAN HAVE YOUR GUILTREMOVED, AND YOU CAN KNOW
  • 00:44:39.867 --> 00:44:43.070
  • WITH CERTAINTY THAT YOU WILLGO TO HEAVEN WHEN YOU DIE.
  • 00:44:43.170 --> 00:44:46.206
  • YOU SAY, BUT HOW? IT'SAS SIMPLE AS PRAYER.
  • 00:44:46.306 --> 00:44:48.675
  • YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE SAYSWHOEVER WILL CALL UPON THE
  • 00:44:48.776 --> 00:44:51.011
  • NAME OF THE LORDWILL BE SAVED.
  • 00:44:51.111 --> 00:44:53.247
  • SO LET'S SAY YOU'RE OUT INTHE OCEAN, AND YOU'RE CAUGHT
  • 00:44:53.347 --> 00:44:55.549
  • IN A RIP TIDE, AND YOU'REDROWNING, AND THERE'S A LIFE
  • 00:44:55.649 --> 00:44:57.351
  • GUARD, AND YOU NEED HELP.
  • 00:44:57.451 --> 00:44:59.286
  • CALL OUT FOR HELP, AND THEYWILL COME AND HELP YOU.
  • 00:44:59.386 --> 00:45:01.555
  • IN THE SAME WAY, YOU NEEDTO CALL OUT TO THE LORD.
  • 00:45:01.655 --> 00:45:04.324
  • SO WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO ISLEAD YOU IN A PRAYER WHERE
  • 00:45:04.424 --> 00:45:06.794
  • YOU WILL BE CALLINGOUT TO JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:45:06.894 --> 00:45:09.530
  • HE WILL HEAR THIS PRAYER,AND HE WILL ANSWER THIS PRAYER.
  • 00:45:09.630 --> 00:45:12.166
  • AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ISLITERALLY JUST PRAY IT OUT
  • 00:45:12.266 --> 00:45:15.102
  • FOR ME. YOU CAN PRAYIT OUT LOUD.
  • 00:45:15.202 --> 00:45:17.504
  • YOU CAN PRAY ITIN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:45:17.604 --> 00:45:19.673
  • BUT THIS IS A PRAYER WHEREYOU'RE CALLING ON GOD, AND
  • 00:45:19.773 --> 00:45:22.676
  • THE BIBLE SAYS WHO OF WILLCALL ON THE LORD'S NAME WILL
  • 00:45:22.776 --> 00:45:25.646
  • BE SAVED, AND HE'LL SAVEYOU AND FORGIVE YOU.
  • 00:45:25.746 --> 00:45:27.815
  • SO I'LL JUSTPRAY THAT PRAYER.
  • 00:45:27.915 --> 00:45:30.250
  • PRAY IT AFTER ME, YOUTHAT ARE WATCHING.
  • 00:45:30.350 --> 00:45:32.186
  • LORD JESUS, I KNOW THAT I'MA SINNER, BUT I KNOW THAT
  • 00:45:32.286 --> 00:45:35.022
  • YOU'RE THE SAVIOR WHO DIEDON THE CROSS FOR MY SIN AND
  • 00:45:35.122 --> 00:45:39.259
  • ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:45:39.359 --> 00:45:41.962
  • I TURN FROM MY SIN NOW, ANDI CHOOSE TO FOLLOW YOU FROM
  • 00:45:42.062 --> 00:45:46.934
  • THIS MOMENT FORWARD AS MYSAVIOR AND MY LORD, AS MY
  • 00:45:47.034 --> 00:45:51.805
  • GOD AND MY FRIEND. THANK YOU FORHEARING THIS PRAYER.
  • 00:45:51.905 --> 00:45:55.742
  • THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING THISPRAYER. IN JESUS' NAME I PRAY.
  • 00:45:55.843 --> 00:46:01.014
  • - BEAUTIFUL. ANDY, WHAT'S THEFIRST THING THAT A BRAND
  • 00:46:01.114 --> 00:46:03.817
  • NEW CHRISTIAN NEEDS TO THINKABOUT, KNOW ABOUT?
  • 00:46:03.917 --> 00:46:06.453
  • - THEY NEED TO DOWNLOADA BIBLE APP OR FIND THEIR
  • 00:46:06.553 --> 00:46:13.060
  • BIBLE, AND THEY NEED TOBEGIN READING THE GOSPELS.
  • 00:46:13.160 --> 00:46:15.596
  • CHRISTIANITY BEGINS WITHJESUS, SO BEGIN WITH THE
  • 00:46:15.696 --> 00:46:18.498
  • GOSPELS, AND THE GOSPEL OFJOHN IS A GREAT PLACE TO
  • 00:46:18.599 --> 00:46:20.834
  • START BECAUSE AT THE END OFTHE BOOK OF JOHN, JOHN SAID,
  • 00:46:20.934 --> 00:46:23.737
  • "THE REASON I'VE WRITTENTHIS ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF
  • 00:46:23.837 --> 00:46:26.707
  • JESUS IS SO THAT YOU COULDKNOW THAT HE'S THE SON OF
  • 00:46:26.807 --> 00:46:29.676
  • GOD AND THAT YOU CAN BELIEVEIN HIS NAME." SO HAVING
  • 00:46:29.776 --> 00:46:31.979
  • PRAYED THAT PRAYER, THE BESTTHING YOU CAN GET TO KNOW IS
  • 00:46:32.079 --> 00:46:34.548
  • THE BEST PERSON TO GETTO KNOW, IS YOUR SAVIOR.
  • 00:46:34.648 --> 00:46:37.384
  • SO FIND YOURSELF ABIBLE, DOWNLOAD A BIBLE.
  • 00:46:37.484 --> 00:46:39.987
  • THERE ARE LOTS OF FREE BIBLEAPPS, AND JUST BEGIN READING
  • 00:46:40.087 --> 00:46:42.522
  • THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.
  • 00:46:42.623 --> 00:46:44.892
  • - I WOULD JUST ADD TO THATTHAT WE PRODUCED A BIBLE --
  • 00:46:44.992 --> 00:46:47.961
  • ACTUALLY TYNDALE HOUSEPUBLISHED IT -- BUT IT'S
  • 00:46:48.061 --> 00:46:50.564
  • CALLED THE NEW BELIEVERSBIBLE, AND I
  • 00:46:50.664 --> 00:46:52.499
  • WROTE THE NOTES IN IT.
  • 00:46:52.599 --> 00:46:54.301
  • NOW, I'LL GIVE A FREE NEWBELIEVERS BIBLE TO ANYBODY
  • 00:46:54.401 --> 00:46:56.270
  • THAT WRITES ME ORGOES TO OUR WEB SITE
  • 00:46:56.370 --> 00:46:58.305
  • WWW.KNOWGOD.ORG.
  • 00:46:58.405 --> 00:46:59.973
  • BUT THERE'S A NUMBER ON YOURSCREEN RIGHT NOW, AND IF YOU
  • 00:47:00.073 --> 00:47:02.743
  • CALL THAT NUMBER, THERE ISSOMEONE HERE THAT WOULD LOVE
  • 00:47:02.843 --> 00:47:05.045
  • TO TALK WITH YOU AND HELPYOU GET STARTED ON THE RIGHT
  • 00:47:05.145 --> 00:47:07.748
  • FOOT AND TELL YOU ABOUTCHURCHES IN YOUR AREA, WHEN
  • 00:47:07.848 --> 00:47:09.750
  • CHURCHES CAN REOPEN AGAIN.
  • 00:47:09.850 --> 00:47:11.752
  • BUT YOU KNOW, ANDY HAS HISSERVICE ON THE WEEKEND.
  • 00:47:11.852 --> 00:47:15.322
  • WE HAVE OUR SERVICEAT HARVEST.ORG.
  • 00:47:15.422 --> 00:47:17.658
  • COME TO CHURCH, AND CHURCHCOMES TO YOU IN THAT WAY,
  • 00:47:17.758 --> 00:47:20.494
  • BUT I REALLY AGREE WITHTHE GOSPEL OF JOHN.
  • 00:47:20.594 --> 00:47:23.530
  • IT'S A PERFECT PLACE TOSTART AND JUST
  • 00:47:23.630 --> 00:47:25.666
  • START READING THE BIBLE.
  • 00:47:25.766 --> 00:47:27.467
  • I JUST GOT A MESSAGE BACKFROM SOMEONE THAT GAVE
  • 00:47:27.567 --> 00:47:29.736
  • THEIR LIFE TO THE LORDONE MONTH AGO.
  • 00:47:29.836 --> 00:47:32.272
  • THEY SAID, I'M READING MYBIBLE EVERY DAY, AND GOD IS
  • 00:47:32.372 --> 00:47:35.242
  • CHANGING MY LIFE, AND I KNOWIT'S ALL TRUE, BUT I'M STILL
  • 00:47:35.342 --> 00:47:38.578
  • AMAZED WHEN I SEEHOW GOD WORKS
  • 00:47:38.679 --> 00:47:40.614
  • IN AN INDIVIDUAL'S LIFE.
  • 00:47:40.714 --> 00:47:42.616
  • AND IT JUST WORKS OVER ANDOVER BECAUSE THIS IS THE
  • 00:47:42.716 --> 00:47:44.918
  • WORK OF GOD CALLEDSALVATION, AND IT'S SO
  • 00:47:45.018 --> 00:47:47.654
  • EXCITING, AND THAT'S WHYI'M STILL DOING IT IN MY
  • 00:47:47.754 --> 00:47:49.923
  • ADVANCED YEARS.
  • 00:47:50.023 --> 00:47:51.458
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:47:51.558 --> 00:47:53.060
  • BUT HEY, HOW ABOUT ANDY'SDAD, CHARLES STANLEY?
  • 00:47:53.160 --> 00:47:54.628
  • HOW OLD IS YOURDAD NOW, ANDY?
  • 00:47:54.728 --> 00:47:56.129
  • - 87.
  • 00:47:56.229 --> 00:47:58.332
  • - AND HE'S GOING STRONG. I SEEHIM ON TV ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:47:58.432 --> 00:48:00.834
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:48:00.934 --> 00:48:02.602
  • - THE LAST TIME I SAW ANDYIN-PERSON, MATT AND LAURIE,
  • 00:48:02.703 --> 00:48:06.106
  • WAS AT THE FUNERAL SERVICEFOR BILLY GRAHAM, AND I
  • 00:48:06.206 --> 00:48:08.375
  • ACTUALLY MET CHARLESSTANLEY, ANDY'S FATHER,
  • 00:48:08.475 --> 00:48:11.144
  • FOR THE FIRST TIME.
  • 00:48:11.244 --> 00:48:12.446
  • I SAID TO HIM, HELLO,PASTOR STANLEY.
  • 00:48:12.546 --> 00:48:14.681
  • MY NAME IS GREG LAURIE.
  • 00:48:14.781 --> 00:48:16.216
  • HE SAID, I THINKI'VE HEARD OF YOU.
  • 00:48:16.316 --> 00:48:18.051
  • - WOW.
  • 00:48:18.151 --> 00:48:19.820
  • - I'M KIDDING. YOU THINK YOU'RE-- I DON'T CARE IF
  • 00:48:19.920 --> 00:48:22.255
  • YOU'VE HEARD OF ME ORNOT, I SAID.
  • 00:48:22.356 --> 00:48:23.790
  • I SAID, I WATCH YOUALL THE TIME ON TV.
  • 00:48:23.890 --> 00:48:26.326
  • AND HE INSPIRES ME BECAUSEHE'S AN OLDER GUY WHO'S
  • 00:48:26.426 --> 00:48:30.530
  • YOUNG AT HEART AND LOVESTO SHARE THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:48:30.630 --> 00:48:33.400
  • AS LONG AS GOD GIVES USYEAR, I WANT TO KEEP DOING
  • 00:48:33.500 --> 00:48:35.802
  • THIS, AND I'M SUREANDY DOES, TOO.
  • 00:48:35.902 --> 00:48:37.771
  • - HE'S BELOVEDON THIS NETWORK.
  • 00:48:37.871 --> 00:48:40.107
  • - OFTENTIMES, HE'S IN THETOP THREE WATCHED PROGRAM ON
  • 00:48:40.207 --> 00:48:46.413
  • TBN AND HAS HUNDREDS OFTHOUSANDS OF
  • 00:48:46.513 --> 00:48:49.449
  • PEOPLE VIEWING HIM.
  • 00:48:49.549 --> 00:48:51.551
  • - MY KIDS LOVETO LISTEN TO HIM.
  • 00:48:51.651 --> 00:48:53.253
  • - YEAH, HE'S LIKEGRANDPA TALKING.
  • 00:48:53.353 --> 00:48:55.155
  • - SO ANDY, WE'VE GOTABOUT FIVE MINUTES LEFT.
  • 00:48:55.255 --> 00:48:57.891
  • LET'S START PUTTING A LITTLEBIT OF A POSTSCRIPT ON WHAT
  • 00:48:57.991 --> 00:49:02.462
  • WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUTTODAY, MESSAGING TO
  • 00:49:02.562 --> 00:49:09.169
  • INDIVIDUAL CHRISTIANS,MESSAGING TO THE CHURCH IN
  • 00:49:09.269 --> 00:49:11.605
  • GENERAL. WE'VE DONE THE WORK OFTHE GOSPEL.
  • 00:49:11.705 --> 00:49:13.907
  • WE'VE GIVEN ANINVITATION TO CHRIST.
  • 00:49:14.007 --> 00:49:16.543
  • SO YOU'VE GOT PROBABLY AMIXED BAG OF VIEWERS HERE,
  • 00:49:16.643 --> 00:49:27.087
  • BUT FOR THE MOST PART OF,YOUR MESSAGE TO CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:49:27.187 --> 00:49:32.592
  • KIND OF A FINAL THOUGHTS ONYOUR MESSAGE TO CHRISTIANS
  • 00:49:32.692 --> 00:49:35.695
  • VIEWING THIS BROADCAST.
  • 00:49:35.796 --> 00:49:38.165
  • - I WOULD JUST SAY FIGUREOUT HOW YOU CAN BE BETTER
  • 00:49:38.265 --> 00:49:41.368
  • FOR IT BECAUSE THIS ISGOING TO COME TO AN END.
  • 00:49:41.468 --> 00:49:43.570
  • AND AS WE'VE SAID, WE DON'TWANT TO RUSH BACK TO A
  • 00:49:43.670 --> 00:49:45.605
  • NORMAL WE DON'T HAVE ANYBUSINESS RUSHING BACK TO.
  • 00:49:45.705 --> 00:49:47.707
  • SO I'D ASK THE QUESTION, HOWCAN I BE BETTER FOR IT IN MY
  • 00:49:47.808 --> 00:49:49.976
  • FINANCES, HOW CAN I BEBETTER FOR IT RELATIONALLY,
  • 00:49:50.077 --> 00:49:52.479
  • AND HOW CAN I BE BETTER FORIT IN ANY FAITH, AND THEN
  • 00:49:52.579 --> 00:49:55.082
  • HOW CAN I GO BACK TO CHURCHWHEN CHURCH OPENS AND HELP
  • 00:49:55.182 --> 00:49:57.150
  • MY CHURCH BE BETTER FORWHAT WE WENT THROUGH?
  • 00:49:57.250 --> 00:49:59.753
  • BECAUSE AGAIN, WITH ALL OFTHIS PAIN, THERE SHOULD BE
  • 00:49:59.853 --> 00:50:03.523
  • SOME SORT OF GAIN PERSONALLYAND CORPORATELY
  • 00:50:03.623 --> 00:50:05.859
  • IN THE LOCAL CHURCH.
  • 00:50:05.959 --> 00:50:07.627
  • AND WE WILL BE BETTER FORIT, AND WE WILL BE BETTER
  • 00:50:07.727 --> 00:50:09.329
  • POSITIONED TO IMPACTOUR WORLD FOR CHRIST.
  • 00:50:09.429 --> 00:50:11.865
  • SO I THINK JUST A LITTLEPERSONAL INVENTORY, TAKE A
  • 00:50:11.965 --> 00:50:14.734
  • FEW NOTES, HAVE SOMECONVERSATIONS WITH SMALL
  • 00:50:14.835 --> 00:50:16.803
  • GROUP AND FRIENDS.
  • 00:50:16.903 --> 00:50:18.972
  • AND AGAIN, WE SHOULD ALLEMERGE FROM THIS STRONGER
  • 00:50:19.072 --> 00:50:21.007
  • AND BETTER FOR IT.
  • 00:50:21.108 --> 00:50:22.809
  • - GREG, START YOUR FINALTHOUGHTS A LITTLE BIT ON
  • 00:50:22.909 --> 00:50:26.580
  • MAYBE A MESSAGETO CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:50:26.680 --> 00:50:29.049
  • - I THINK THAT A LOT OF US HAVETAKEN CHURCH FOR GRANTED.
  • 00:50:29.149 --> 00:50:31.585
  • IT'S ALWAYS THERE.
  • 00:50:31.685 --> 00:50:33.019
  • WE'VE KNOWN IT'SALWAYS THERE.
  • 00:50:33.120 --> 00:50:34.654
  • PEOPLE SEEM TO FIND ALLKINDS OF EXCUSES AS TO WHY
  • 00:50:34.754 --> 00:50:36.590
  • THEY CAN'T ATTEND CHURCH,AND ONE DAY THE DOORS OF THE
  • 00:50:36.690 --> 00:50:38.892
  • CHURCH CLOSED, AND IT'SLIKE A BIG WAKE UP CALL.
  • 00:50:38.992 --> 00:50:41.261
  • BUT AS I SAID EARLIER, THEDOORS OF THE CHURCH
  • 00:50:41.361 --> 00:50:43.396
  • ARE NOT CLOSED.
  • 00:50:43.497 --> 00:50:45.232
  • THE CHURCH IS NOT SHUTDOWN, WE'RE DEPLOYED.
  • 00:50:45.332 --> 00:50:47.434
  • WE'RE BUSY, WE'RE ABOUT OURFATHER'S BUSINESS, BUT I
  • 00:50:47.534 --> 00:50:50.437
  • HOPE THAT WHEN THIS THINGPASSES AND WE RETURN TO THE
  • 00:50:50.537 --> 00:50:52.939
  • NEW NORMAL, WHATEVER THAT'SGOING TO BE, THAT WE
  • 00:50:53.039 --> 00:50:55.742
  • APPRECIATE WHAT ABLESSING THE CHURCH IS.
  • 00:50:55.842 --> 00:50:58.879
  • LOOK, GIVE ME A BREAK.
  • 00:50:58.979 --> 00:51:00.747
  • PEOPLE SAY, OH, THE CHURCHIS FULL OF HYPOCRITES.
  • 00:51:00.847 --> 00:51:02.916
  • THERE'S ALWAYS ROOMFOR ONE MORE, RIGHT?
  • 00:51:03.016 --> 00:51:05.218
  • I MEAN, THAT'S SUCH ARIDICULOUS EXCUSE I THINK
  • 00:51:05.318 --> 00:51:09.156
  • BECAUSE WE ALL FALL SHORTOF GOD'S GLORY, BUT THIS IS
  • 00:51:09.256 --> 00:51:13.026
  • SOMETHING GODHAS ESTABLISHED.
  • 00:51:13.126 --> 00:51:14.861
  • JESUS CHRIST STARTED THECHURCH, AND HE SAID THE
  • 00:51:14.961 --> 00:51:17.697
  • GATES OF HELL WILL NOTPREVAIL AGAINST IT.
  • 00:51:17.797 --> 00:51:19.766
  • SO I HOPE THAT FOLKS WILLBECOME A PART OF THE CHURCH
  • 00:51:19.866 --> 00:51:23.470
  • BECAUSE IT'S A PLACE WHEREWE GROW SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:51:23.570 --> 00:51:26.273
  • IT'S A PLACE WHERE WEDEVELOP OUR SPIRITUAL
  • 00:51:26.373 --> 00:51:28.608
  • GIFTS AND USE THEM.
  • 00:51:28.708 --> 00:51:30.443
  • IT'S A PLACE WHERE WE CANSERVE OTHERS, AND I HOPE
  • 00:51:30.544 --> 00:51:32.479
  • PEOPLE CAN SEE WHAT ABLESSING THE CHURCH IS.
  • 00:51:32.579 --> 00:51:34.948
  • BUT IN THE INTERIM, LET MESAY THIS ALSO: THIS IS AN
  • 00:51:35.048 --> 00:51:37.417
  • AMAZING EVANGELISTICMOMENT IN WORLD HISTORY.
  • 00:51:37.517 --> 00:51:41.855
  • IT'S NOT AS HARD TO STARTCONVERSATIONS BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:51:41.955 --> 00:51:44.691
  • WALK AROUND YOURNEIGHBORHOOD, YOU'RE
  • 00:51:44.791 --> 00:51:46.593
  • PROBABLY MEETING NEIGHBORSYOU NEVER EVEN KNEW BEFORE.
  • 00:51:46.693 --> 00:51:48.628
  • IT'S A VERY EASY TIME TO,YOU KNOW, NOT JUST HIT THEM
  • 00:51:48.728 --> 00:51:52.199
  • WITH BOTH BARRELS OF YOURGOSPEL GUN, BUT JUST SAY
  • 00:51:52.299 --> 00:51:54.401
  • SOMETHING LIKE, HEY, ISTHERE ANYTHING I
  • 00:51:54.501 --> 00:51:56.303
  • CAN DO FOR YOU?
  • 00:51:56.403 --> 00:51:58.004
  • LET'S SAY THEY'RE ELDERLY,CAN I GO GET
  • 00:51:58.104 --> 00:51:59.472
  • YOU SOME GROCERIES?
  • 00:51:59.573 --> 00:52:01.208
  • UNLESS YOU'RE MORE ELDERLY,THEN MAYBE YOU NEED SOMEONE
  • 00:52:01.308 --> 00:52:03.043
  • TO GET YOU SOME, AS WELL.
  • 00:52:03.143 --> 00:52:04.744
  • BUT YOU KNOW, CAN IHELP YOU IN SOME WAY?
  • 00:52:04.844 --> 00:52:06.513
  • AND SOMETHING I SOMETIMESDO IS I'LL SAY, EVEN IF THE
  • 00:52:06.613 --> 00:52:09.516
  • PERSON'S NOT A BELIEVER, ISTHERE ANY WAY I
  • 00:52:09.616 --> 00:52:11.284
  • CAN PRAY FOR YOU?
  • 00:52:11.384 --> 00:52:13.053
  • AND YOU'D BE SURPRISED HOWRESPONSIVE
  • 00:52:13.153 --> 00:52:14.955
  • PEOPLE ARE TO THAT.
  • 00:52:15.055 --> 00:52:16.656
  • BUT OF COURSE I AM LOOKINGFOR THAT MOMENT TO START A
  • 00:52:16.756 --> 00:52:18.558
  • GOSPEL CONVERSATION, AND ITHINK YOU'LL SEE MORE AND
  • 00:52:18.658 --> 00:52:21.695
  • MORE THOSE MOMENTS WILLOPEN, AND PEOPLE ARE MORE
  • 00:52:21.795 --> 00:52:23.863
  • OPEN TO TALK ABOUT THIS THANMAYBE THEY'VE EVER BEEN
  • 00:52:23.964 --> 00:52:26.466
  • BEFORE IN THEIR LIVES, SOLET'S SEIZE THE MOMENT.
  • 00:52:26.566 --> 00:52:30.270
  • AGAIN, COMING BACK TO WHATJESUS SAID TO THE CHURCH AT
  • 00:52:30.370 --> 00:52:32.572
  • PHILADELPHIA, "I'VE SETBEFORE YOU AN OPEN DOOR." AN
  • 00:52:32.672 --> 00:52:35.709
  • OPEN DOOR IS BEFOREYOU RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:52:35.809 --> 00:52:37.978
  • MAYBE SOME OF YOU THOUGHT,OH, I'D LOVE TO CROSS THE
  • 00:52:38.078 --> 00:52:40.714
  • SEA AND BE A MISSIONARY.
  • 00:52:40.814 --> 00:52:42.582
  • HOW, NOW JUST START BYCROSSING THE STREET AND
  • 00:52:42.682 --> 00:52:44.918
  • TALKING TO YOUR NEIGHBORAND ENGAGING THEM.
  • 00:52:45.018 --> 00:52:47.587
  • BUT MODELING FOR THEM WHAT ACHRISTIAN SHOULD BE, LOVING,
  • 00:52:47.687 --> 00:52:50.590
  • CARING, COMPASSIONATEPERSON, BUT ALSO LOOK FOR
  • 00:52:50.690 --> 00:52:53.893
  • THOSE OPPORTUNITIES TOHAVE GOSPEL CONVERSATIONS.
  • 00:52:53.994 --> 00:52:56.963
  • - SO ANDY, YOUR PERSONALTAKE AWAY IN
  • 00:52:57.063 --> 00:52:59.532
  • THIS COVID 19 SEASON?
  • 00:52:59.633 --> 00:53:02.936
  • WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OFMINUTES LEFT, JUST A
  • 00:53:03.036 --> 00:53:04.971
  • PERSONAL TAKE AWAY.
  • 00:53:05.071 --> 00:53:07.173
  • - WELL, WE DON'T HAVE TIMETO TALK ABOUT THIS MUCH, BUT
  • 00:53:07.274 --> 00:53:10.744
  • MY DAUGHTER GOT MARRIED ONMARCH THE 30TH RIGHT IN THE
  • 00:53:10.844 --> 00:53:14.547
  • MIDDLE OF ALL OF THIS STUFF.
  • 00:53:14.648 --> 00:53:16.416
  • SO OUR PERSONAL TAKE AWAY ISWE WATCHED HER BIG WEDDING
  • 00:53:16.516 --> 00:53:19.786
  • BECOME SMALLER,SMALLER, SMALLER.
  • 00:53:19.886 --> 00:53:22.922
  • SHE CALLED ME ON A SUNDAYAFTERNOON AND SAID, DAD, I'M
  • 00:53:23.023 --> 00:53:25.125
  • COMING OVER NOW.GET YOUR BOOK OUT.
  • 00:53:25.225 --> 00:53:27.360
  • I WANT TO GET MARRIED NOW,BECAUSE EVERYTHING KEPT
  • 00:53:27.460 --> 00:53:29.462
  • BEING TAKEN AWAY. AND I SAIDGIVE ME 24 HOURS.
  • 00:53:29.562 --> 00:53:32.332
  • 24 HOURS LATER,SHE CAME OVER.
  • 00:53:32.432 --> 00:53:35.368
  • WE HAD A VERY TINY WEDDING,BUT WE GOT IT DONE.
  • 00:53:35.468 --> 00:53:38.738
  • AND AGAIN, WE WERE JUSTREMINDED OF WHAT'S
  • 00:53:38.838 --> 00:53:41.074
  • IMPORTANT, WHAT'S NOT, ANDTHAT'S REALLY WHAT HAS
  • 00:53:41.174 --> 00:53:44.311
  • MARKED OUR FAMILYTHIS SEASON.
  • 00:53:44.411 --> 00:53:47.080
  • AND IT WAS JUST FUN TOWATCH HER FAITH,
  • 00:53:47.180 --> 00:53:49.015
  • WATCH SANDRA'S FAITH. WE HAVEONE DAUGHTER.
  • 00:53:49.115 --> 00:53:50.984
  • YOU KNOW HOW YOU DREAM ABOUTYOUR ONE DAUGHTER'S WEDDING?
  • 00:53:51.084 --> 00:53:53.219
  • ALL OF THAT WENT AWAY, BUTWE WERE REMINDED
  • 00:53:53.320 --> 00:53:56.089
  • OF WHAT'S IMPORTANT.
  • 00:53:56.189 --> 00:53:57.991
  • IS IT'S BEEN AN INTERESTINGSEASON FOR OUR FAMILY.
  • 00:53:58.091 --> 00:54:00.960
  • - WOW, GREG, ONE MINUTE,A PERSONAL TAKE AWAY.
  • 00:54:01.061 --> 00:54:04.364
  • - WOW, IF WE'RE COMPETING,I CAN'T TOP ANDY'S STORY.
  • 00:54:04.464 --> 00:54:08.368
  • THAT WAS AN AMAZING STORY.
  • 00:54:08.468 --> 00:54:09.836
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:54:09.936 --> 00:54:11.638
  • FOR ME, YOU KNOW I'MSPENDING A LOT OF TIME WITH
  • 00:54:11.738 --> 00:54:14.574
  • MY WIFE, AND YOU KNOW, IREAD THIS ONE HEADLINE WHERE
  • 00:54:14.674 --> 00:54:19.179
  • IT SAID, CORONAVIRUS HASMADE ME A RAGE MONSTER.
  • 00:54:19.279 --> 00:54:22.382
  • IT'S A FUNNY THING.
  • 00:54:22.482 --> 00:54:24.184
  • I THINK THAT I APPRECIATE MYWIFE MORE THAN EVER, THOUGH,
  • 00:54:24.284 --> 00:54:26.319
  • NOW THAT WE'RE SPENDINGSO MUCH TIME TOGETHER.
  • 00:54:26.419 --> 00:54:28.488
  • AND WE HAVE LITTLEDISAGREEMENTS HERE AND
  • 00:54:28.588 --> 00:54:30.256
  • THERE, BUT I JUST LOVE HER ANDVALUE HER SO MUCH.
  • 00:54:30.357 --> 00:54:32.959
  • AND I'M THINKING OFABOUT WHAT ANDY SAID.
  • 00:54:33.059 --> 00:54:34.661
  • YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN AWEDDING, IT'S ABOUT A MARRIAGE.
  • 00:54:34.761 --> 00:54:37.364
  • AND I THINK PEOPLE WILL TALKABOUT SO MUCH ABOUT SETTING
  • 00:54:37.464 --> 00:54:39.666
  • UP A HOUSE, AND THEY'LLFORGET ABOUT A HOME.
  • 00:54:39.766 --> 00:54:42.302
  • SO IT'S A GOOD TIME TOSTRENGTHEN THE HOME AND
  • 00:54:42.402 --> 00:54:44.971
  • STRENGTHEN THE FAMILY ANDGET YOUR MARRIAGE STRONGER
  • 00:54:45.071 --> 00:54:48.174
  • AND BE THANKFUL IFGOD HAS GIVEN YOU ONE.
  • 00:54:48.274 --> 00:54:50.910
  • - WHAT'S YOURPERSONAL TAKE AWAY?
  • 00:54:51.010 --> 00:54:53.747
  • - THAT QUARANTINE 15.
  • 00:54:53.847 --> 00:54:56.883
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:54:56.983 --> 00:54:58.785
  • IT GOT ME THINKING.
  • 00:54:58.885 --> 00:55:00.153
  • - YOU DON'T NEED TO LISTENTO THAT, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
  • 00:55:00.253 --> 00:55:02.389
  • - GET OUT AND WALK TODAY.
  • 00:55:02.489 --> 00:55:05.225
  • - YES, QUARANTINE 15.
  • 00:55:05.325 --> 00:55:07.360
  • WOW, THANK YOU, ANDY, ANDTHANK YOU, PASTOR GREG.
  • 00:55:07.460 --> 00:55:10.563
  • WE APPRECIATE THIS TIME, ANDWE'LL SEE
  • 00:55:10.663 --> 00:55:12.599
  • YOU NEXT TIME, BYE BYE.
  • 00:55:12.699 --> 00:55:14.434
  • ♪♪♪
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